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.

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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
 
Fri
08
May

AXEL RUDI PELL's 'Magic Moments - 25th Anniversary Special Show' Chart Positions

Friday, May 8, 2015
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The new AXEL RUDI PELL DVD "Magic Moments" entered the official music DVD charts in the following countries:

# 1 Germany
# 1 Sweden
# 4 Switzerland
# 6 Austria
# 17 Holland

Furthermore the package entered the official German album charts at #17.

"Magic Moments" was filmed and recorded at Axel´s 25th anniversary show at last years Bang Your Head Festival incl. a lot of guest stars like Graham Bonnet, Jeff Scott Soto, Vinny Appice, John Lawton and many more.

Watch the teaser incl. video of "Since You Been Gone" feat. Graham Bonnet here: http://youtu.be/ivTe3t1FC9c

"Magic Moments" is available as a digipak 3 CD version, digipak 3 DVD version (NTSC, code free), Blu-ray version and download - out now through SPV/Steamhammer

www.axel-rudi-pell.de
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Fri
08
May

FOREST FIELD - Onwards And Upwards (Showcase)

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Friday, May 8, 2015
Onwards And Upwards
Produced By: 
Peter Cox
Release Date: 
2014
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Europe
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Progressive Melodic Rock
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Forest Field is a project with the intent of creating an ear caressing combination of ambient and
proggy typed instrumentals with vocal Progressive Rock songs. The name originates from the local
name for the region where founder and songwriter Peter lives.
 
The second full length album sees Phil Vincent (Legion, D´Ercole, Tragik, solo) taking care of all vocals.
Sue Straw returns, this time to add some haunting Native American flutes on the track Hope. All
other instruments were performed, recorded and produced by Peter Cox (Chinawhite, Earthshine) at
Down the Road studio Netherlands.
 
We are proud to mention that the mix was handled by Billy Sherwood of Yes and Circa: fame at Circa:
HQ, Ca, USA and mastering was taken care of by Maor Appelbaum in Ca, USA.
 
ALBUM:
The theme is best presented with the track stronger: “ it´s not the falling down, it´s the getting up
again” . Hence the album´s title, keep moving forward! The odd numbered tracks are again all
instrumentals. The even numbered tracks have vocals.
 
On www.youtube.com/user/RockCompanyNL the EPK for the album can be found, as well as teaser samples for various other tracks.
 
 
Musicians:
Phil Vincent (USA): all vocals (www.philvincentbands.com)
Sue Straw (USA): NA flutes on 3 (www.suestrawmusic.com )
Peter Cox (NL): everything else, so all guitars, bass, keyboards, drums and programming
 
The album is available in digital formats on all major retailers and Spotify. A CD version is available through CDBaby and the bands label Rock Company.
BeNeLux distribution through Rock Inc. / Bertus.
 

 
Thu
07
May

EUROPE - War Of Kings (Review)

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BEST TRACKS
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01. "War of Kings"
02. "Hole in My Pocket"
03. "The Second Day"
04. "Praise You"
05. "Nothin' to Ya"
07. "Days of Rock 'n' Roll"
10. "Angels (With Broken Hearts)"
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Dave Cobb
Running Time: 
54
Release Date: 
2015
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Worldwide
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Hard Rock
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UDR
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Since making a comeback a decade back, Europe have trodden a similar path – a more organic sound, heavier and more modern sound and production, but above all, the albums have been delivered with a sense of confidence and definite purpose.
Fans have generally been very warm to the band’s updated sound and I must say that despite a few fillers on each album, their recorded output has been very consistent and stays on brand.
Now onto album number 5 since 2004, War Of Kings takes up where Bag Of Bones left off, just taking it to the next level. And leaving behind the Kevin Shirley production that many are not fans of.
This is a record heavily derived from a classic rock 70s sound, with a modern production acting as a balancing force.
I’ve found each of the last 4 albums to feature some career highlights, without at any stage absolutely nailing a classic album.
 
This time though, the guys might just have done it. Surprisingly the album appeals more to me than any other despite an obvious lack of pacing throughout.
This is a really slow paced album, whether it is the hard hitters or a couple of more sentimental tunes. But pacing aside, the songs are just enthralling.
 
Highlights are plentiful. From the opening slow thunder of War Of Kings to the rare frenetic pace of Hole In My Pocket to the Zeppelinesque classic rock of The Second Day with its surging chorus to the almost gospel feel of the heavy, ultra-slow Praise You, featuring an extraordinary vocal from Joey Tempest.
You might think the intensity of the album might let up a bit, but no; it only gets more intense with the mid-tempo bombastic hard rock of Nothin’ To Ya, a truly powerful track with an organ drenched chorus.
California 405 does relax the vibe slightly before the raucous (and obvious single) Days Of Rock N Roll sees the peddle put to the metal with the most instantly likeable riff on the album.
Children Of The Mind and Rainbow Bridge are both very credible classic rockers with their own style and Light it Up has a groove more akin to Extreme than Europe.
The highlight of the second half and of the album as a whole is the simply beautiful Angels (With Broken Hearts). What a classic slow ballad.
 

The band’s best album in my mind since reforming because it is track for track more consistent than the other (also good) albums.
I’ve heard mixed fan reviews for this, but I think those mainly come from those waiting for Prisoners In Paradise 2. It ain’t going to happen folks.
Crank the tempo a little more and have another tune or two like Days Of Rock N Roll and a classic is born.
 
Score: 
94
 
Thu
07
May

VAN HALEN - Tokyo Dome In Concert (Review)

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2015
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Hard Rock
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Is it at all possible to review this release without making the voice of frontman David Lee Roth an issue? Better for me if I don’t, as lunatic members of the DLR fanclub will certainly riot should anyone dare state the obvious.
But, at the risk of doing something I hate - sitting on the fence - it ain’t that bad. We are talking of course about the current (and recent) vocal abilities of the great Sir David Lee Of The Roth – a frontman so iconic in rock n roll circles that it is almost an 11th commandment to hold him in reverence.
 
I’ll roll out the cliché that Dave was always more frontman and circus ring leader than styled vocalist, but his charisma and charm (plus fronting the best band on the planet) made him a household name.
I like Dave – I like his energy, I like his intelligence and wit and I like (most) of his recorded output over the years.
Yes, his voice is kinda rough, even for an old guy, but his fitness and stage aura is unquestionable and it is that factor that gets him a pass on all concert appearances and therefore this live document of the band’s 2013 tour.
 
I’d probably rather hear Dave then watch Dave, his antics are a bit much sometimes, so the lack of DVD here is not an issue for me.
There is also at least a dozen other Van Halen live concerts that fans rank higher in demand than this outing, but this is both the first appearance of Dave and Wolfgang on any official live release.
Any archival live release would have to involve Michael Anthony (I had to mention him, didn’t I?) and that would just be awkward…right?
 
So, Tokyo Dome - In Concert is here and you know what, I may have a far more enthusiastic love of the Sammy Hagar era (yes, I had to mention him too), but you cannot deny the band is on fire here and Eddie Van Halen – wow. It’s one of life’s joys to hear him play any riff at all, let alone those to the iconic Hot For Teacher, Panama, Unchained, Mean Street and Running With The Devil.
Yes, there are vocals that make you cringe occasionally and yes, they miss that Mike Anthony wail, but this is a pretty nice raw, 100% live on the night recording.
And I’m especially enthusiastic about the new inclusions – China Town, She’s The Woman and Tattoo (ok, maybe a little less so on that one…), but A Different Kind Of Truth was a fricken awesome album and deserves to be part of the classic set list of songs.

I love Van Halen. They frustrate the shit out of me though. I’d much prefer a new/old/anything studio release. C’mon guys, time waits for no man, get on with it! 
But in the meantime this will do for a while, or at least every time it gets warm enough for a BBQ.
 
Score: 
85
 
Thu
07
May

FIREWORKS 70 Coming Soon; Artist Offer

Thursday, May 7, 2015
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FIREWORKS CD FOR ISSUE #70 (OUT JUNE 20)
 
Fireworks #69 is almost sold out a mere 2 weeks after release date. Along with the excellent cover interview with David Coverdale, the free 68 track mp3 CD has certainly had an impact.  So successful has this been that we are already looking for artists for the next issue due out on June 20. For an unbelievably low price of 75GBP an artist can have an mp3 song included on the CD, along with interview in the accompanying pdf. Deadline to have everything done is May 18, so any interested artists should drop us a line at fireworks.mag@ntlworld.com as soon as possible. Fireworks is distributed all across UK, USA and Canada, so an excellent opportunity to get yourselves more widely known.
 
 
Thu
07
May

TEN Release ‘Tell Me What To Do’ Lyric Video As Appetiser From New Album

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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May 20th sees the release of the new TEN album Isla De Muerta on Rocktopia Records.
 
Following on from the massive success of Albion released in Nov 2014, Isla De Muerta sees Ten continue their extremely rich vein of song writing form, however this time gravitating towards a nautical theme in difference to the strong Celtic themes of Albion.
 
With absolutely STELLAR reviews being returned for Isla De Muerta so far, many even more complimentary than Albion, Ten have now proven that the band are re-energised and re-establishing themselves as one of the most potent forces in the field of melodic hard rock today.
The lead single "Tell Me What To Do" has been the most added track to international radio stations last week and continues to force its way into almost every rock  play-list on every  station across Europe, with additions also in the USA, Canada, Brazil and, of course, Japan.
 
The accompanying lyric video for Tell me what to do is intended to offer the listener just a little taste of what to expect from the album, and will no doubt whet the appetite for the full release which can be ordered in advance through www.rocktopiarecords.com, the first 250 copies of which will be autographed by Gary Hughes.
 


With Albion, Ten re-established themselves as a major force in the melodic rock world, and now with Isla De Muerta the band have taken the next step, at all times proving form is temporary whilse class in permanent.

Isla De Muerta will be on many album of the year lists come December, and deservedly so. In the meantime enjoy Tell Me What To Do and remember, there is much, much more to come on May 20th.
  
 

 

 

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