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King’s X To Rock Two Massachusetts Venues In June

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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Power rock trio King’s X returns to the road for two exclusive New England dates in June that are presented by JKB Entertainment Group. The critically respected band will perform at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA, on June 11 and the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA on June 12. Both venues are intimate and these will be the only dates in the six New England states. These will be the first performances by the band since drummer Jerry Gaskill suffered a second heart attack last fall.
Tickets for their show at the Regent Theatre can be purchased at www.regenttheatre.com, while tickets for the Narrows can be purchased at www.narrowscenter.org.
 
Few hard rock bands are as widely respected yet overlooked as King’s X. The band, which combines progressive rock and soul with vocal arrangements influenced by gospel, blues and British Invasion groups, still features original members Doug Pinnick (vocals/bass), Ty Tabor (guitar) and Jerry Gaskill (drums). They were ranked #83 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock and released over a dozen albums featuring the radio hits “Over My Head,” "It’s Love," "Black Flag" and "Dogman."
 
King’s X released their first studio album, “Out of the Silent Planet,” in 1988 and followed it up with the stellar “Gretchen Goes to Nebraska.” Their third album, “Faith, Hope, Love,” was the group's first release to crack the US Top 100, with the help of the successful single "It's Love". The band landed a gig opening for AC/DC in the U.S. and Europe for the first half of 1991. They also toured with Living Colour and were nearing the peak of their popularity.
 
King’s X signed with major label Atlantic Records for their next self-titled release. After parting ways with their longtime manager, the band enlisted veteran producer Brendan O’Brien, who had previously produced albums for Stone Temple Pilots and Pearl Jam. The ensuing release, “Dogman,” performed respectfully on the charts. This success resulted in the band opening shows for Pearl Jam and a show-stopping performance on the opening night of the mammoth Woodstock '94 festival
 
King’s X completed their contract with Atlantic Records with “Ear Candy” in 1996, before moving to Metal Blade Records where they released four studio albums and one live release. The band’s latest studio albums, “Ogre Tones” (2005) and “XV” (2008), were released on the InsideOut label. “XV” was their first album since “Ear Candy” to chart on the Billboard Top 200, ushering in a new wave of popularity for the band.
 
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Swedish Rockers REACH Announced As Special Guest on Eclipse Tour

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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Just back from a UK tour including a performance at Hard Rock Hell AOR, Reach is now preparing to hit the road again in September/October 2015 - thirteen gigs in ten countries together with Eclipse. Reach also released a new video the other week, Tell Me from the debut album Reach Out To Rock.
 
European dates:
Friday September 18, Copenhagen (DK)
Saturday September 19, Vosselaar (BE)
Sunday September 20, Landgraaf (NL)
Tuesday September 22, Paris (FR)
Wednesday September 23, Ludwigsburg (DE)
Thursday September 24, Hamburg (DE)
Friday September 25, Warzaw (PL)
Saturday September 26, Prague (CZ)
Tuesday September 29, Trieste (IT)
Wednesday September 30, Milan (IT)
Thursday October 1, Innsbruck (AT)
Friday October 2, Wetzikon (CH)
Saturday October 3, Uelzen (DE)
 
Links to video and band below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDFwVWJWUXw
https://www.facebook.com/reachofficialsweden?fref=ts

 

 
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DMK Forms And Releases Debut EP

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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D.M.K. (Dunbar, Merrill, Karl), is a hard rock group that is comprised of; vocalist - Scotty Dunbar, guitarist - Ted Merrill and drummer - Brian Karl. The band has just released a new E.P. entitled "3" which dives heavily into the struggle of band member's pasts as well as the will power to accept and overcome tragedy. This theme is most evident on the EP’s first single "The Fire That Won't Go Out".
In March of 2015 the bands single "The Fire That Won't Go Out”  charted @ # 5 on Amazon's "Top 100 Hot New Releases Chart" Category: Hard Rock & Metal # 38 on Amazon's "Top 100 Best Sellers In Songs Chart" Category:  Hard Rock & Metal & # 8 on Amazon's "Best Sellers In Songs Chart" Category: Miscellaneous.
 
On April 2, D.M.K.  Celebrated the release of "3" by performing to a very enthusiastic crowd at the world famous " Whisky A Go Go " in Hollywood, CA on April 2nd, 2015. To top it all off, All of the copies of “3” that were made available for purchase to the crowd that night at the merchandise both had completely SOLD OUT by the end of the evening.
 
 Scotty Dunbar states: “As some people may or may not be aware, I am a survivor of The Station Night Club Fire, which occurred on February 20th, 2003. I was in attendance that night along with my two buddies Derek Gray and Eugene “Gino” Avilez to see the band Great White. My two friends perished in the fire along with 98 other innocent lives.
The lyrics to “The Fire That Won’t Go Out” are pretty bold and in your face. I wrote the lyrics in regards to my recovery, acceptance and rising above such a tragic situation as the fire. So many of us go through dark valleys in life, and I think that many people will be able to relate to the lyrics of this particular song. Musically, It is the heaviest song I’ve ever done. Ted & Brian really deliver BIG time on this track.”
 
Plasma Films are also set to release a documentary of the same title. The film tells Dunbar’s story of survival and his road to recovery. The film was directed by Brian Ouellette and is scheduled for a late-May 2015 release.
The EP’s next track, "Memories Never Fade '15" is a ballad that anyone who has suffered a loss can relate to, as the lyrics state that your loved one's memory will never fade and they will always be in your heart. This ballad showcases a softer side to the band.
3 rounds out with a raw and energetic cover of the Alice Cooper classic "Under My Wheels". The cover highlights the band's attitude towards recording, "Just go in and play!".
 
Guitarist Ted Merrill States "It was great to just go into the studio with two other fantastic musicians and just play our hearts out and the chemistry really shines through.
 
The group is currently booking summer shows and the following have been confirmed, with many more to follow:
5/14 @ Mexicali Live - Teaneck, NJ (With: Eric Martin of Mr. Big)
5/30 @ Casino Ballroom – Hampton Beach, NH (With: Bret Michaels)
 
D.M.K.’s first release as a group was this past December. The band recorded a bluesy take of the Christmas classic “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, which was mastered by Mark Slaughter. The single peaked at #2 on Amazon’s Top 100 Hot New Releases Chart. The single remained on the digital charts for the entire Christmas season.
 

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WITHIN SILENCE Video Shoot; Album Due May 8

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
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WITHIN SILENCE: PHOTOS FROM VIDEO RECORDING POSTED ONLINE

The melodic metal band WITHIN SILENCE will release a music video for the track "Silent Desire" in early May. Check out some photos from the video recording below.

Photo 1: http://www.ulterium-records.com/promo/within_01.jpg
Photo 2: http://www.ulterium-records.com/promo/within_02.jpg
Photo 3: http://www.ulterium-records.com/promo/within_03.jpg
Photo 4: http://www.ulterium-records.com/promo/within_04.jpg

The upcoming debut album from WITHIN SILENCE entitled "Gallery of Life" will be released on May 8th in Europe and on May 12th in North America through Ulterium Records.

WITHIN SILENCE recently released a lyric video for the track "Road To The Paradise". Check it out below.

WITHIN SILENCE are confirmed for the Made of Metal festival that takes place in Hodonin, Czech Republic on August 14-16th.


 
The melodic metal band WITHIN SILENCE just released a lyric video for the track "Road To The Paradise" online. Their upcoming debut album "Gallery of Life" will be released on May 8th in Europe and on May 12th in North America through Ulterium Records.

Strong musicianship and the ability to write interesting songs with memorable melodies makes WITHIN SILENCE a band to be reckoned with for years to come. Their debut album “Gallery of Life” got everything from up-tempo power metal tracks like “Silent Desire” and “Emptiness of Night” to pounding metal tracks like “The Last Drop of Blood” to epic metal songs like “Road to the Paradise”.

“Gallery of Life” will be a perfect album for fans of bands like Sonata Arctica, Stratovarius and Theocracy and fans of melodic metal in general. The artwork was created by Jan Yrlund at Darkgrove Design [Delain, Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani].

Check out an album teaser for "Gallery of Life" at YouTube: https://youtu.be/Fy2RiXsaESE

"Gallery of Life" track listing
01. Intro
02. Silent Desire
03. Emptiness of Night
04. Elegy of Doom  
05. The Last Drop of Blood
06. Love is Blind  
07. Anger and Sorrow  
08. Judgement Day 
09. The World of Slavery 
10. Road to the Paradise  
11. Outro

"Gallery of Life" can be pre-ordered at the Ulterium Records Store: http://www.ulteriumstore.bigcartel.com

Within Silence online - Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/withinsilenceband

Ulterium Records online - Website: http://www.ulterium-records.com / Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ulteriumrecords

 
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MAIDEN UNITED Releases Trailer For New Album 'Remembrance'.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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MAIDEN UNITED, the acoustic IRON MAIDEN tribute project featuring Damian Wilson (Threshold, Headspace) and Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation), published an album trailer for the upcoming album 'Remembrance'.
 

'Remembrance' will be released on May 22nd on CD, red 12' vinyl and as digital download.
Marcela Bovio (Stream of Passion), Thunderstick (Samson) and Wudstik (Ayreon, For All We Know) have been added to the list of guest musicians on the album.

Contributing musicians:
Damian Wilson (Threshold, Headspace) - Vocals
Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation) - Guitar
Joey Bruers (Up The Irons) - Bass
Stef Broks (Textures) - Drums
Huub van Loon (Dearworld) - Piano
Thijs Schrijnemakers (Orgel Vreten) ' Hammond

Mike Coolen (Within Temptation) ' Drums on Prowler
Marco Kuypers (Cloudmachine) ' Piano on Prowler
Thunderstick (Samson) - Drums on Burning Ambition
Paul Di'Anno (Iron Maiden) ' Vocals on Prowler
Blaze Bayley (Iron Maiden) ' Vocals on Futureal
Wudstik (Ayreon) and Marcela Bovio (Stream of Passion) - Vocals on Aces High
Marcela Bovio (Stream of Passion) - Violin on Still Life '15

Track listing:
1. Strange World
2. Charlotte The Harlot
3. Killers
4. Remember Tomorrow
5. Burning Ambition
6. Futureal (ft. Blaze Bayley)
7. Aces High
8. Prowler (ft. Paul Di'Anno)
9. Still Life '15

Strange World was released as a 2-track single on CD and iTunes on January 30th

Single track listing:
1 Strange World (single edit)
2 The Evil That Men Do (alternate version featuring Wudstik on vocals)
 
Strange World can be streamed in the YouTube video below http://youtu.be/xG-I4LYGe3w

MAIDEN UNITED is an IRON MAIDEN tribute project which performs classic Maiden songs in new acoustic arrangements. 'Remembrance' is the third full-length album released by this project.

The album can be pre-ordered at www.MaidenuniteD.com
  

 
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RUSH Toons by Fantoons; Volume 2112

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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RUSH fans need to check this out pronto - from the minds behind the MR. BIG Fantoons anime comes this new Kickstarter project for a RUSH animated book.
 
 
"A 150-page fantoons book packed with RUSH comic strips, parodies, art and illustrations about the mother of ALL power trios."
 
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New Acoustic WILD ROSE Single

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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AOR outfit Wild Rose are back with their brand new acoustic single "I Want Your Love"!

Wild Rose has officially announced the following: "We're Back!!! We wanna welcome back our brothers George and John Bitzios in Wild Rose! Brand new acoustic single video "I Want Your Love" taken from the album "Hit 'N' Run" out now from AOR Boulevard Records. Hope you'll enjoy it!"

https://youtu.be/SXp9PWp2JAU

Wild Rose:
Andy Rock (Guitars, Keyboards, Backing Vocals)
Phill Gun ((Bass Guitar)
George Captain Bitzios (Lead Vocals, Backing Vocaals)
Dirty Haris (Keyboards, Backing Vocals)
John Jiosby Bitzios (Guitars, Backing Vocals)
Dimos Thomaidis (Drumms, Percussion)

Directed by: Stelio Alevropoulos

Out Now at: http://www.wildrose.gr/, http://www.aorblvdrecords.co.uk/
Digital: I-Tunes http://bit.ly/1mD1DlQ , Amazon http://amzn.to/Y8ROAj

 
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RED DRAGON CARTEL Swaps Singer....Again.

 
CHAS WEST is the latest singer for RED DRAGON CARTEL. He is now the 2nd singer in less than a month to front the band after DARREN SMITH left the lineup.
 
 

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