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May

DAVID A SAYLOR Reveals Next Solo Outing 'Built 2 Fight'

Monday, June 29, 2015
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Twelve months have passed since US born/ UK based singer songwriter David A Saylor releaased his most recent CD - "Strength Of One".
Sticking firmly to the same path, David is soon to release his new
cd, "Built 2 Fight" - a cd chock full of tracks that prove 
traditional AOR songs and Mr. Saylor's signature vocals are a
match made in heaven.

While 2015 has already seen the release of a few quality AOR cd's,
DAS brings something different to the party with his raspy vocal
soaked in a wall of elegant instrumation, employing the perfect
balance of rock and melody that is sure to keep both the AOR purists
and hard rock community happy.

Featuring the musicianship of David's colleagues from Push UK,
guitarist extraodinaire David Mark Pearce and the lush tones
on Indigo Balboa (whom duets on Alibi), this is destined to beone of the stand out cd's of 2015!

The cover art - a combination of the Union Jack and the 'Stars'n' Stripes - represents David A Saylor born in the USA - but
currently rooted in the UK. "Built 2 Fight" depicts the daily struggles we all go through as we seek to head off the 
challenges life throws at us!

 
TRACKLISTING

Built To Fight   
The Time Is Now   
Way Down The Line  
The Girl From Tokyo  
No Fear   
This Is It   
Alibi   
La Chica de Tokyo  
Follow Me

 

 
Mon
11
May

NIGHTWISH Most Beautiful Downunder In January 2016

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Monday, May 11, 2015
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NIGHTWISH, a breathe taking live act known to tantalise, mesmerise, inspire and captivate their audience from the opening note until the last encore is heading to Australia after performing to sold out shows back in 2013.

With a line up heading by the orchestration, direction and musical genius of the band creator and keyboardist: Tuomas Holopainen, the brilliant vocal range of Floor Jansen, the great guitar work from Emppu Vuorinen (lead/rhythm) and Marco Hietala (bass/backing vocals) all intertwined with the uplifting and atmospheric pipe work from Troy Donockley,
NIGHTWISH have very few, if any other comparisons in the music industry; this is what sets them apart, this is the phenomena that is NIGHTWISH.

Having charted at number 16 on the Australian national charts (ARIA) with their latest release ENDLESS FORMS MOST BEAUTIFUL,
NIGHTWISH will be performing tracks from that album plus performing their entire classic and fan favourite tracks on the tour.

NIGHTWISH will be performing ONLY one show per major capital city.
There will be on offer, for the first time ever in Australia, a STRICTLY limited VIP meet and greet pass available for only 20 people per show.
The VIP Meet & Greet fan pass is obtainable exclusively from Metal Obsession www.metalobsession.net  

TOUR DATES
Thursday 7th January - The Tivoli, BRISBANE (18+)
Saturday 9th January - The Enmore Theatre, SYDNEY (All Ages)
Monday 11th January - The Forum Theatre, MELBOURNE (18+)
Wednesday 13th January - HQ Complex, ADELAIDE (18+)
Friday 15th January - Metropolis, FREMANTLE (18+)

EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE NOW via metalobsession.net (NSW/SA/WA only)
Major ticketing outlets on sale Monday 18th May

OFFICIAL EVENT PAGE
https://www.facebook.com/events/1600449216904430/

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Mon
11
May

Double Stop Podcast - MELODICROCK.COM

Monday, May 11, 2015
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Yep...this week it's me chatting with Brian Sword. Thanks Brian for wanting to chat!
 
https://soundcloud.com/thedoublestop/the-double-stop-episode-59-andrew-mcneice

http://thedoublestop.com/ep-59-andrew-mcneice-melodicrock-com/

Andrew McNeice discusses the history of MelodicRock.com - one of the first hard rock/melodic rock news sites on the net. He discusses how and why he started the site, its growth, his music festivals, his record label and the current state of the music business.

 
 
Mon
11
May

ERIC RAGNO Joins The Live Lineup of THE BABYS

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Monday, May 11, 2015
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Great news for long time friend of this site, keyboard player ERIC RAGNO:
 
"I'm proud to share that I'm now officially playing keyboards with The Babys! I'm very excited, and prepping for all the work that needs to be done. I used to play these songs in my parent's basement growing up, and now I'll be playing it for you across the U.S. this summer."
 
Sat
09
May

ASIA 'Axis XXX Live in San Francisco MMXII' Out on Frontiers July 3

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Friday, July 3, 2015
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ASIA to release officially their historic performance
at the San Francisco Regency Ballroom 
 Axis XXX Live in San Francisco MMXII out on Frontiers in June
 
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of ASIA’s new live audio visual release Axis XXX Live in San Francisco MMXII in 2cd/dvd and blu-ray formats on July 3rd in Europe and July 10th in North America.
 
Recorded on November 7, 2012 at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, this new ASIA live CD / DVD and Blu Ray captures once again the band, in the original line-up, in front of an ecstatic audience during one of the shows that ASIA performed in support of the “XXX” album and which was broadcasted by AXS TV in the USA.
 
With HD recording this new live album is truly a rewarding experience for all ASIA fans. After the recent DVD releases, this is Asia performing one of the very last shows featuring the original line up with: Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer and John Wetton live on the road, in-your face and for your viewing pleasure.
 
The set list features songs from their first two albums and selected cuts from the reunion albums, including the single from the “XXX” album, “Face on the Bridge”. This is a historical document of where the band was at the time and a snapshot of their musicianship, camaraderie and passion. This live CD - DVD or Blu-ray is an irreplaceable companion to the “XXX” studio album.
 
According to John Wetton, AXIS is “A journey through ASIA's history, from 'Alpha to Omega' and more, in the beautiful setting of the Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, California. Much newer material is aired, plus the band's vintage hit songs performed by all four original members of ASIA. A stunning recording, an unmissable treat for any ASIA fan, new or old."
 
Formed at the dawn of the MTV era, Asia’s first release was the best selling album in the world in 1982 and sat at the number 1 spot in the USA for 9 weeks, powered by the classic rock anthem, “Heat Of The Moment,” and four other radio hits. Asia’s 1983 sophomore  album, Alpha, also went multi-platinum  and enjoyed several hit singles, including the #1 smash, “Don’t Cry”. During the recording of its third disc, the band splintered, and by the 1990s, only Geoff Downes remained from the original line-up.
 
"Axis XXX Live in San Francisco MMXII” tracklisting includes:
 
CD1 - Introduction; Only Time Will Tell; Wildest Dreams; Face On The Bridge; Time Again; Tomorrow The World; Ride Easy; Pyramidology; The Golden Mean; I Know How You Feel; Don't Cry; The Smile Has Left Your Eyes.
CD2 - Cutting It Fine; Holy War/Drum Solo; An Extraordinary Life; Here Comes The Feeling; Open Your Eyes; Sole Survivor; Heat Of The Moment.
Dvd // BLU RAY - Introduction; Only Time Will Tell; Wildest Dreams; Face On The Bridge; Time Again; Tomorrow The World; Ride Easy; Pyramidology; The Golden Mean; I Know How You Feel; Don’t Cry; The Smile Has Left Your Eyes; Cutting It Fine; Holy War/Drum Solo; An Extraordinary Life; Here Comes The Feeling; Open Your Eyes; Sole Survivor; Heat Of The Moment.
 
Sample “Face on the Bridge” now:
 

 

 
ASIA:
John Wetton: bass and vocals
Carl Palmer: drums
Steve Howe: guitars
Geoff Downes: keyboards
 
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Sat
09
May

VOODOO HILL Returns With 'Waterfall' Later in 2015

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Italian guitarist Dario Mollo is working hard to put the finishing touches on the long awaited third VOODOO HILL album, entitled “Waterfall”
 
VOODOO HILL is a collaborative effort between the Italian musician and legendary singer/bassist Glenn Hughes. The new album marks the first rock release from Glenn since the demise of the short lived power trio California Breed. The musical direction of this new album has a solid foundation in Hard Rock with some very melodic moments and diverse influences ranging from classic Deep Purple/Rainbow and Led Zeppelin Official to Van Halen.
 
Dario Mollo says, “I put a huge amount of work on this record, even though Glenn also helped a lot giving me a lot of suggestions for improvement. Glenn did an amazing job in songwriting/performing and I’ve never heard him so pleased about the results! I think this is the album we did together that suits his singing and style the most and in the end this truly became a team effort. Maestro Dario Patti did also a fantastic job arranging the orchestral parts in 2 songs. Every time I listen to the album a stupid smile appears in my face, so I just can’t wait to see people reactions!”
 
Musicians completing the line-up are Andrea Maiellano on bass, Riccardo Vruna and Vladimir Ruzicic Kebac on drums and Dario Patti on keyboards and bass.
 
Frontiers Music Srl plans to release “Waterfall” in September 2015 – more details will be released shortly!
 
Fri
08
May

One On One With Mitch Lafon - STEPHEN PEARCY

Friday, May 8, 2015
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In episode 107 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by The Voice of RATT, Stephen Pearcy.

In this episode Stephen discusses the current state of RATT, his new album SMASH, his upcoming knee surgery, recording new music and his upcoming 2015 tour dates.

This episode is co-hosted by FIREHOUSE guitarist, Bill Leverty.

For more about STEPHEN PEARCYvisit:  http://www.facebook.com/SEPearcyhttp://www.stephen-pearcy.com and on Twitter: @StephenEPearcy

For more about BILL LEVERTY visit: http://www.facebook.com/LevertyMusic and on Twitter: @Leverty

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place on August 7th, 8th and 9th at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. This year featuring Lamb Of God, Slipknot, Korn, Faith No More as well as '80s artists Dokken, Lita Ford and Warrant. Visit: http://www.heavymontreal.com

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Fri
08
May

WHITESNAKE Release Fourth Track From The Upcoming Release 'The Purple Album'

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Friday, May 8, 2015
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Video For “Soldier Of Fortune”
 

 
U.S. Tour Kicks Off On May 28
 
Rock icons Whitesnake have just released another music video from their 12th studio album. The video for “Soldier Of Fortune” premiered on CraveOnline.com (http://www.craveonline.com/music/articles/853381-video-premiere-whitesnake-return-stoic-soldier-fortune), is now live, and can be seen here: https://youtu.be/z69sxDq3Ybc. The song comes from The Purple Album, a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale’s time as the lead singer for Deep Purple’s Mark 3 and Mark 4 studio albums and will be released on May 15 in Europe and May 18 in North America via Frontiers Music SRL. The album is currently available for pre-order on Amazon in a deluxe edition format (http://geni.us/WSPurpleDLXamz) featuring 2 bonus tracks, 4 music videos and a Behind The Scenes feature on the recording of the album. A standard edition is also available and can be ordered here:  http://radi.al/WSPurpleREGamaz and digitally via iTunes at: http://radi.al/WSPurpleiTunes. Fans who pre-order the album via iTunes will receive instant downloads of "Burn", "Stormbringer", "Lay Down Stay Down" and "Soldier Of Fortune.”
 
Whitesnake is also planning to release a limited edition box set of The Purple Album on June 30. The box set includes the deluxe edition of the CD alongside a 180-gram, 2 LP vinyl version, a poster and sticker as well as a limited edition lithograph. The 180-gram vinyl, also available as a stand-alone piece On June 30, can be ordered here: http://radi.al/WSPurpleLPamaz.
 
Whitesnake will also be hitting the road this month in support of The Purple Album. The upcoming world tour kicks off in the U.S. on May 28 in Airway Heights, WA. The 42-city trek runs through the summer wrapping up on August 16 in St. Charles, MO. The tour will be making stops in Las Vegas, NV; Beverly Hills, CA; Atlantic City, NJ; and Orlando, FL among others. The band will be performing songs from The Purple Album as well countless hit songs from their catalog including “Here I Go Again,” “Is This Love,” and “Fool For Your Loving.” Tickets for all shows are on sale now and more information and purchase links can be found at: http://whitesnake.com/WS2013/features/purplealbum/index_dates.php.
 
From the opening notes of the classic track “Burn,” to album closer “Stormbringer,” Whitesnake are back and better than ever. Songs like “Lady Double Dealer,” “Soldier of Fortune” and “Sail Away” are given a new energy in the very capable hands of the current Whitesnake lineup featuring David Coverdale on vocals, Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitars, Michael Devin on bass and Tommy Aldridge on drums. A video for the first single “Stormbringer” can be seen here: http://youtu.be/Xk9wWj8Wh30. The track “ Burn” can be heard at: https://youtu.be/q7UxOrBb0Is and “Lay Down Stay Down” can be heard at: https://youtu.be/I7_j7Qn2FSs.
 
Whitesnake was formed in England in 1978 by Coverdale. The band has released multi-platinum selling albums throughout the years and have been known for hits such as “Slide It In,” “Here I Go Again,” “Still Of The Night” and “Is This Love.”
 
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Fri
08
May

BEAUVOIR FREE - Angels Cry (Official Video)

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Friday, May 8, 2015
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The first single and music video from the upcoming Beauvoir-Free album, AMERICAN TRASH has arrived! Hit the play button on the YouTube video below and enjoy "Angels Cry"!
 
If you pre-order AMERICAN TRASH on iTunes, then "Angels Cry" will download instantly: http://radi.al/BeauvoirFreeiTunes
 
AMERICAN TRASH is the debut album from Beauvoir-Free, which sees Jean Beauvoir and Micki Free reunited for the first time since their days in Crown of Thorns.
 
Preorder BEAUVOIR FREE "American Trash" NOW on iTunes: http://radi.al/BeauvoirFreeiTunes  // On Amazon: http://radi.al/BeauvoirFreeAmazon  // General link: http://radi.al/BeauvoirFree
 

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