Thu
25
Jun

S.A.Y - Orion (Showcase)

Artist: 
Friday, May 22, 2015
Orion
Produced By: 
Jan Åkesson
Running Time: 
42.31
Release Date: 
May 22
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Melodic Hard Rock
Categories: 
 
OUT NOW!
S.A.Y - ORION
 
S.A.Y - Orion
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MelodicRock Records is very excited to be able to announce the signing of new Swedish band S.A.Y., featuring two veteran artists under the new band name, reflecting their decision to record a melodic hard rock album together.
 
S.A.Y. is guitarist Jan Åkesson and singer Peter Grundström, musical partners since 1984 and teamed in StoneLake for six studio albums from 2006-2013.
 
Deciding to record an album with power and finesse, but in a more commercial melodic vein, Jan and Peter settled upon a new name for the project – S.A.Y.
 
S.A.Y. will release their debut album “Orion” via MelodicRock Records/Cargo Distribution on May 22. Pre-orders for this album and http://melodicrock.com/articles/news-feed/2015/03/31/room-experience-debut-out-melodicrock-records-may-22 coming up.
 
Now it’s time to reveal the cover art and album track listing:
 
 
01. Tragedy
02. Heroes
03. Crash And Burn
04. Never Say Goodbye
05. Eight Hundred Miles
06. Broken Wings
07. Dream On
08. Love And Affection
09. Illusion
10. Memories
11. Under Your Spell
 
The album contains 11 tracks of polished and powerful melodic rock and features the distinctive vocals of Peter Grundstrom and the hard edged guitar work of Jan Akesson; which will immediately bring comparisons to TNT, Westworld and Final Frontier.
 
S.A.Y. are:
Peter Grundstrom – Vocals
Jan Akesson – Guitars, Keyboards, Bass, Backing Vocals
 
With: Jens Westberg – Drums
 
“Orion” is set to be one of the noted debut albums of 2015.
 
And here is another exclusive FULL track from the album to preview – the opening track ‘Tragedy’
 
 
Time to check out one of the tracks from 'Orion', the anthemic "Broken Wings":
 

 
 
Wed
24
Jun

NxN Announce Extended Hiatus

Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 
 
More dissappointing news for melodic rock fans out of the UK today:
 
"Hey, rockers!
We hope you're well and are having a good summer so far.

Following months of careful consideration, we would like to announce that we have collectively decided to place Night by Night on an extended hiatus.
We thank you for all your endless and passionate support over the past 8 years; we've had unforgettable experiences, travelled to wonderful places, made countless friends and achieved things we all dreamed of. Now, for the foreseeable future, we will be exploring different avenues.

We are incredibly proud of the album, 'NxN', and have you to thank for driving and encouraging us to achieve it. The feedback we have had from all over the world has been overwhelming. That our music has had such a positive impact on people is a huge deal for us and is exactly what we set out to do in the beginning.
Thank you again for all your passion for NxN, it’s been a pleasure, an honour and an absolute blast throughout!
 
Best,
Ben, Jon, Tom & Damien :)
www.nxnofficial.com
/nightbynightuk
@nightxnight
 
Tue
23
Jun

Rock Candy Records Latest - MR. MISTER & ENUFF Z NUFF

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Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 

The following four new Rock Candy titles are available now from www.rockcandyrecords.com for a discounted price including postage to anywhere in the world for the next two weeks ending on July 5.
 

MR. MISTER 'WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD' CANDY270
 
ALTHOUGH MR MISTER achieved colossal commercial success there has always been a vast under appreciation of their musical worth. Unfairly viewed by many as a faceless mid 80's pop rock band, they eventually scored two worldwide hit singles, their sound showcasing technical ability far beyond the level of musical proficiency normally expected. Indeed, there is an argument that elevates Mr Mister into that rarefied breed of highly respected AOR acts such as Toto, Chicago and Steely Dan.
 
Based in Los Angeles, the band was originally formed by Steve George and Richard Page (later adding 'ber drummer Pat Mastelotto and guitarist Steve Farris).  Page and George initially recorded unsuccessfully as Pages before changing members and switching their name to Mr Mister, they were then signed to RCA Records by Paul Atkinson, a former member of revered British psychedelic outfit the Zombies. 'Welcome To The Real World', was the band's second album and saw them facing a make or break situation. Fortunately it was a happy ending, with the album producing two #1 hit singles, in 'Broken Wings' and 'Kyrie', and going on to sell in excess of two million copies.
 
Co-produced by former Yes soundman Paul De Villiers, the album showcases a collection of highly polished tracks, fusing lyrics, melody and showmanship into one glorious clutch of tracks that actually owe as much to progressive rock as they do to catchy pop.
 
Special Deluxe Collector's Edition, fully remastered sound, Six Bonus Tracks, 16 page full colour booklet, new interviews, 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork and rare photos.
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. Black/White 2. Uniform Of Youth 3. Don't Slow Down 4. Run To Her 5. Into My Own Hands 6. Is It Love 7. Kyrie 8. Broken Wings 9. Tangent Tears 10. Welcome To The Real World. BONUS TRACKS: 11. Kyrie' (Extended Version) 12. Broken Wings (Live) 13. Uniform Of Youth (Live) 14. Is It Love' (Dance Mix) 15. Is It Love (Dub Mix) 16. Broken Wings (Extended Version)
 
MR. MISTER 'GO ON...' CANDY271
 
WHEN MR MISTER'S 'Welcome To The Real World' album eventually became a huge international seller, producing two massive hit singles in 'Kyrie' and 'Broken Wings', the music business hailed them as all conquering heroes destined to take their place in the rock 'n' roll hall of fame. So much attention was focussed on this their follow-up album, the meticulously crafted 'Go On...', with many eyes and ears confidently predicting another massive success story. Sadly, however, that was not to be.
 
'Go On...' suffered at the hands of a record company corporate reshuffle, one that saw it change hands and clean out its long time staff. RCA had been sold to German media group BMG who set in motion a restructuring of the company, a place where Mr Mister's new music was not appreciated. It was a disappointing state of affairs as the band had poured their heart and soul into crafting an album that, in many respects, displayed a far more confident and courageous sound.... but one that BMG were not sold on.
 
Utilising producer Kevin Killen, who had previously crafted records by U2 and Peter Gabriel, 'Go On...' elevates the band to another creative level. The sound is perfectly pristine, boasting a brace of superb songs (including the all time great 'Stand And Deliver') wrapped up in a progressive pop sheen that, even to this day, makes it entirely unfathomable as to why the record label failed to see its potential.
 
Special Deluxe Collector's Edition, fully remastered sound, Four Bonus Tracks, 16 page full colour booklet, new interviews, 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork and rare photos.
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. Stand And Deliver 2. Healing Waters 3. Dust 4. Something Real (Inside Me / Inside You) 5. The Tube 6. Control 7. Watching The World 8. Power Over Me 9. Man Of A Thousand Dances 10. The Border. BONUS TRACKS: 11. Healing Waters (Remix) 12. Bare My Soul (B-Side) 13. Something Real (Inside Me/Inside You) (Rock Dance Mix) 14. Stand And Deliver (Remix)


 
ENUFF Z'NUFF 'S/T' CANDY254
 
IF EVER THERE was a band that ought to have made the big time it was Enuff Z'Nuff. They had it all; songs, musicianship, looks, hooks, and a major record label itching to knock the ball right out of the park. The only thing they didn't have on their side was luck. Despite almost universal predictions that EZN would romp home to victory, fortune dictated otherwise leaving them stranded in a rapidly changing musical landscape.
 
Formed near the sprawling metropolis of Chicago during the mid eighties, this four man outfit featured two central characters, in songwriters Donnie Vie and Chip Z'Nuff. Brothers in all but name, they were f'ted as the Lennon and McCartney of the hard rock scene. Signed to Atco Records in a whirl of activity, the band recorded this, their groundbreaking debut album on home turf crafting one of the best albums of the era. A record so good, that even hard nosed rock critics for Rolling Stone magazine hailed it as a sensation.
 
Musically the band mined a luxurious fusion of melodic hard rock and pure sixties pop. It was as if Cheap Trick had joined forces with Bon Jovi. Tracks such as 'New Thing', 'Kiss The Clown' and the epic 'In The Groove' took a tired format and utterly reinvented the format. The ballad 'Fly High Michelle' is a masterpiece of psychedelic power pop, the icing on one of the greatest albums of all time.
 
Special Deluxe Collector's Edition, fully remastered sound, Two Bonus Tracks, 16 page full colour booklet, new interview, 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork and rare photos.
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. NEW THING 2. SHE WANTS MORE 3. FLY HIGH MICHELLE 4. HOT LITTLE SUMMER GIRL 5. IN THE GROOVE 6. LITTLE INDIAN ANGEL 7. FOR NOW 8. KISS THE CLOWN 9. I COULD NEVER BE WITHOUT YOU 10. FINGER ON THE TRIGGER. BONUS TRACKS: 11. FLY HIGH MICHELLE (Live) 12. NEW THING (Live)
 
ENUFF Z'NUFF 'STRENGTH' CANDY255
 
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED and held in the highest of esteem by both fellow musicians and critics alike, Chicago hopefuls Enuff Z'Nuff confounded expectations by falling short of commercial success. Their debut album had set tongues wagging with huge benefits predicted but, through no fault of their own, fast-track acceleration was curtailed by a number of set-backs. For many, it could have been a devastating blow but for EZN it just meant they would have to work harder next time around.
 
'Strength', the band's eagerly expected sophomore album, was yet another astounding piece of work. Recorded in 1991, the band threw everything and the kitchen sink into their songs, producing a record that, for many, actually eclipsed their f'ted debut. It was an album that showed maturity and depth, without losing the essence of their sound; a compelling mash-up of the Bon Jovi and Cheap Trick. All fifteen songs show a band in song writing heaven, driven to extraordinary highs by Donnie Vie's sensational and plaintiff voice.
 
Captured in the prime of creativity, their energy and inventiveness knowing no bounds, songs such as 'Heaven Or Hell', 'Holly Wood Ya' and 'Baby Loves You' continues the pop-rock theme from their debut album, but it's deeper, perhaps darker, tracks like 'Mother's Eyes' and the title track that indicate their real genius. Hamstrung by grunge and torpedoed by corporate machinations, 'Strength' failed to connect commercially but it's one of the most compelling albums you'll ever hear.
 
Special Deluxe Collector's Edition, fully remastered sound, Two Bonus Tracks, 16 page full colour booklet, new interview, 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork and rare photos.
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. HEAVEN OR HELL 2. MISSING YOU 3. STRENGTH 4. IN CROWD 5. HOLLY WOOD YA 6. THE WORLD IS A GUTTER 7. GOODBYE 8. LONG WAY TO GO 9. MOTHER'S EYES 10.  BABY LOVES YOU 11. BLUE ISLAND 12. THE WAY HOME/COMING HOME 13. SOMETHING FOR FREE 14. TIME TO LET YOU GO. BONUS TRACKS: 15. KITTY 16. LET IT GO
 
  
 
Tue
23
Jun

HUNGRYHEART - Dirty Italian Job (Showcase)

Artist: 
Monday, June 29, 2015
Dirty Italian Job
Produced By: 
Mario Percudani
Running Time: 
59.17
Release Date: 
June 29
Released: 
Europe
Genre: 
Melodic Hard Rock
Categories: 
 
After two albums ("Hungryheart" and "One Ticket To Paradise") which have made Hungryheart a very popular and respected band within the AOR / Melodic Rock world, the band is set to release its third album, "Dirty Italian Job" June 29.
 
12 songs of pure melodic hard rock characterized by the unmistakable sound of Hungryheart. Throughout the last 5 years, the band and each of its members have had the opportunity to share the stage, play and collaborate with names such as House of Lords, Mitch Malloy, Bobby Kymball, Vinny Appice, Issa, Kelly Keeling and many others. The experience earned led to a peak of artistry and song writing perfectly expressed in this new album where hard rock roots melt naturally into a great diversity of musical influences. Typical AOR tunes such as "Back To The Real Life" and the single "Shoreline" stand together with classic rock songs such as "Rock Steady" and "There Is A Reason For Everything" while "Devil's Got My Number", "Time For The Letting Go" and "Second Hand Love" show the bluesy side of the band.
 
This last song and ballad "Nothing But You" is based on a vocal duet between Hungryheart's founding members Josh Zighetti and Mario Percudani.The Lyrics thrive with positive messages concerning life, dreams and hope. The only cover is "Bad Love" by Eric Clapton, rearranged and adapted to Hungryheart sound. The album, produced by guitarist Mario Percudani (Mitch Malloy, Ted Poley, Axe, Lionville), features Josh Zighetti on vocals, Paolo Botteschi on drums and Stefano "Skool" Scola on bass. It has been recorded and mixed at Tanzan Music Studio (Italy) by Mario Percudani & Daniele Mandelli and mastered by senior engineer Brad Vance (Foreigner, Mr.Big, Ritchie Blackmore) at Red Mastering Studio (California, USA).
 
BIOGRAPHY:
 
The first steps were taken in the 90’s but the breakthrough arrived in 2008 when Josh Zighetti, Mario Percudani, Lele Meola and Emilio Sobacchi (the original Hungryheart line up) released their first self titled album. The album was voted by the Canadian "Sleazy Roxx Magazine" as one of the Top Ten Hard Rock albums of that year. Two years passed and in 2010 a new lineup (Josh Zighetti on vocals, Mario Percudani on guitar & vocals, Stefano Lozzi on bass and Paolo Botteschi on drums) released the much acclaimed ‘One Ticket To Paradise’ where the band expanded the meaning of hard rock through a deeper and stronger songwriting. Hungryheart, having had two successful albums, two European tours and countless shows in Italy, keep on evolving their style and spreading their energy on stage, sharing it with the likes of Mitch Malloy, Quireboys, Michael Bormann and House Of Lords. "Dirty Italian Job", their third studio album, comes after 5 years of hard work, study and radical innovations and move up the unmistakable sound of the band a step further!
 
LINE UP:
Josh Zighetti: Lead & Backing Vocals
Mario Percudani: Guitars, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals On #04 / #07
Stefano Scola: Bass
Paolo Botteschi: Drums
 
GUESTS:
Paolo Apollo Negri: keyboards on #02 / #07 / #10
Alessandro Del Vecchio: keyboards on #01 / #04 / #06 / #08
Giulio Garghentini: backing vocals on #08
 
INFO:
facebook.com/hungryheartband
 
NOTES:
Produced by Mario Percudani
Recorded and mixed by Mario Percudani & Daniele Mandelli at Tanzan Music Studio (Italy)
Mastered by Brad Vance at Red Mastering Studio (California, USA)
Executive producer: Mario Percudani & Tanzan Music
Cover and band pictures by Riccardo Bernardi
Artwork by Tanzan Music Graphic Design
All songs published by Tanzan Music Ed. Musicali s.r.l. (SUISA – Switzerland), except “Bad Love”
Press office: Edoardo Giovanelli (Tanzan Music / Freemood Promotion)
Mario Percudani uses Fuchs Amps & Deacci Pickups
 

 

 
Tue
23
Jun

ERIC RAGNO Hits The Road With THE BABYS

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Release Year: 
2015
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News in from keyboard wiz Eric Ragno.
 
He writes, "Very excited to kick off our summer tour with The Babys this week! We've been rehearsing Babys classics like Back on My Feet Again and Isn't It Time, as well as new music from the latest CD "I'll Have Some of That!"  Original drummer Tony Brock and original guitarist Wally Stocker found an incredible new singer in John Bisaha, whose vocals and bass playing fit The Babys to a tee, along with Joey Sykes & Eric Ragno. Watch the band's video promo, and come see the band on the dates below.  (More dates to follow!)"
 
Jun 24 Bethesda, MD
Jun 26 Verona, NY
Jun 27 Sellersville, PA
Jun 28 Mt. Clemens, MI
Jul 17 Redlands, CA
Jul 24 Largo, FL
Jul 25 Orlando, FL
Jul 31 Anaheim, CA

The Babys promo reel:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46KQbYvClJk

Video for the latest single "I See You There"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiVLuE6_l0U
 
Tue
23
Jun

Irish Rockers THE ANSWER Kick Off North American Tour Tonight

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Release Year: 
2015
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Includes Dates With Whitesnake, Headline Shows And Festival Appearances
 
Irish Rockers THE ANSWER have released their new album Raise a Little Hell to critical acclaim via Napalm Records. The album debuted at number 1 in the UK national Rock Chart and also charted in Germany and a number of European territories.  The band has been on the road non-stop in support of the album and is now ready to take over North America again!  Check out a special video message from the band HERE.

Having just completed a successful European run followed THE ANSWER have returned to the USA for their first dates on this side of the pond in over six years.  The Irish Rockers are set to join classic rock icons Whitesnake as they make their way across the states breaking off to play some festivals and their own headline club shows.

Featuring larger-than-life riffs, unforgettable melodies and a return to their raw bluesy roots, Raise A Little Hell presents a collection of hard hitting anthems that point to the spirit of AC/DC and Thin Lizzy.  Raise a Little Hell is available at the Napalm Web Store, Amazon, and iTunes
 
THE ANSWER With Whitesnake:
6/22: Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theater 
6/23: San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theater
6/25: El Paso, TX @ Socorro Event Center
6/27: Greeley, CO @ Greeley Independence Stampede**
6/30: Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
7/1: St. Paul, MN @ Myth*
7/3: Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill AMP
7/5:  Northfield, OH @ Hard Rock 
7/7: Huber Heights, OH @ Music Center @ The Heights
7/8: Wabash, IN @ Honeywell Center  
7/9: St. Louis, MO @ ORH*
7/10: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room*
7/11: St. Paul, MN @ Myth
7/12: Chicago, IL @ Reggies*
7/14: Clear Lake, IA @ Surf Ballroom
7/16: Oshkosh, WI @ Rock USA
7/17: Geneva, IL @ Geneva Music Park
7/18: Merrillville, IN @ Star Plaza  
7/20: Greensburg, PA @ Palace Theater
7/21: Washington, DC @ DC9*
7/22: New York, NY @ Knitting Factory*
7/24: Green Bay, WI @ Burning Cow Festival**

*Headline Date
**Festival Date
 
For More Info Visit:


www.theanswer.ie
www.facebook.com/theanswerrock
www.napalmrecords.com
 
Tue
23
Jun

Hungryheart - Shoreline (Official Video HD)

Purchase the album at: http://label.tanzanmusic.com/catalogu...

Music video by Hungryheart performing "Shoreline" from the album "Dirty Italian Job" out for Tanzan Music on June the 29th
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