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Oct

LAST UNION Debut To Surface December 21

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Friday, December 21, 2018
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Italian progressive metal band, LAST UNION, featuring Mike LePond (Symphony X) on bass, Uli Kusch (ex-Helloween, ex-Masterplan) on drums, and as guest James LaBrie (Dream Theater) on vocals, have announced the release of their debut album 'Twelve' on December 21, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The effort was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren, best known for his work with ARCH ENEMYSYMPHONY XDEVIN TOWNSENDANGRA and OPETH, to name a few.
The album artwork was made by Thomas Ewerhard (Avantasia, Rage, Threshold).
Track List:
1. Most Beautiful Day
2. President Evil (Feat. James LaBrie)
3. Hardest Way
4. Purple Angels
5. The Best Of Magic
6. Taken (Feat. James LaBrie) - Radio Edit
7. 18 Euphoria
8. A Place In Heaven (Feat. James LaBrie)
9. Ghostwriter
10. Limousine
11. Back In The Shadow
12. Taken (Feat. James LaBrie)
13. President Evil (Feat. James LaBrie) - Video Version
The album can be pre-ordered here:
Strong and positive reactions to their music spurred Scarpeccio and Tiberi on to take the first of many bold steps. The first was to invite drummer Uli Kusch(ex-Helloween, ex-Masterplan) to join the fold, who expressed interest in joining the band as a full member rather than just a touring drummer after hearing the music. A similar scenario played out with Symphony X bassist Mike LePond and LAST UNION was officially born.
The icing on the cake, however, was getting Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie to sing on three tracks.
LAST UNION is:
Elisa Scarpeccio - Vocals
Cristiano Tiberi - Guitars
Mike LePond - Bass (Symphony X)
Uli Kusch - Drums (ex-Helloween, ex-Massterplan)
Feat. James LaBrie on vocals (Dream Theater)

The quiet city of Tolentino in the Marche region of Central Italy not only boasts a rich historical background, it is also the place progressive metal band LAST UNION calls home. Founded by vocalist Elisa Scarpeccio, guitarist Cristiano Tiberi and keyboardist Claudio Feliziani in 2007, the band - originally known as Blazing Ice - embarked on their journey in the ppursuit of sharing their thoughts and feelings about life, and ultimately their art, with the world. With the assistance of professional session bassists and drummers, the trio established themselves on the Italian scene with a string of shows that helped them evolve and refine their craft. Over the course of 20 shows, LAST UNION presented songs that would eventually make the final cut for their debut album.
 
Mon
29
Oct

BRETT WALKER 'Last Parade' Available For Pre-order Now

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Friday, November 23, 2018
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BRETT WALKER “Last Parade” – The Complete Unreleased Archives 6CD Box Set
 
Available now for pre-order. Release Date TBC (Currently Scheduled for November 23)
 
$99 (includes airmail shipping worldwide) ‘Last Parade’ is strictly limited to 500 units worldwide.
 
 
After considerable work and time, the BRETT WALKER Archives Box is finally available for pre-order.
 
As previously revealed, the set features 6 discs spanning Brett’s entire career.
The audio has been meticulously remastered and perfected by JK Northrup, then further analysed and organised over several months by myself and has now been sequenced into what I consider six beautifully flowing albums. In total there is over 100 songs, with almost all of them previously unreleased.
 
NEW AUDIO PREVIEW!
 

 
INCLUDED AS PART OF THE $99 SET:
 
The 6 discs are split again into 2 volumes, each housing the 3CDs in a regular size jewelcase, with the usual full artwork packaging all MRR releases have.
 
These two volumes are then housed in a longbox slipcase, accompanied by an equal sized deluxe 24 page booklet featuring photos, credits and especially written liner notes from the people that knew Brett best and/or worked with him – his wife Sheron Hope Walker, Magnus Soderqvist, Derek Oliver, David Prater, Matt MacKelvie, Tommy “Mugs” Cain, Brian Brinkerhoff, Nick Gilder, Bryan Lynn Jones and of course, my own experiences working with Brett and some insight behind the construction of this project.
 
In addition to the physical product detailed about, the Box Set price includes exclusive access to an special weblink which will contain digital versions of all the tracks from the CDs as well as extensive bonus material that couldn’t fit on the discs. The details of the bonus material will be announced soon.
 
VOLUME ONE - FOUNDATIONS
 
Disc One:
The Early Years – Solo Demos & 91-93 Demos (Quality Varies Throughout)
 
Disc Two:
Person To Person & More – The Complete P2P Recordings
 
Disc Three:
Album Cuts – The Alt-Mixes & Alt Versions
 
VOLUME TWO – THE UNRELEASED RECORDINGS
 
Disc Four:
The Unreleased AOR Vaults – Part One The AOR Anthems
 
Disc Five:
The Unreleased AOR Vaults – Part Two More Anthems & Guest Spots
 
Disc Six:
Midwestern Moods - The Unreleased Midwestern Vaults
 
 
 
 
BRETT WALKER “Last Parade” Ltd Ed Box Set is priced at $99 (includes shipping, airmail worldwide)
 
‘Last Parade’ is strictly limited to 500 units worldwide.
There is one additional option available now, due to the re-configuration of the project.
 
Pre-order now:
 
 
 

 
 
For those that aren't interested in the full box set with all the exclusive extras and bonus material, you can simply purchase either one of the 3-Disc sets as a stand alone product. These are packaged as regular shrinkwrapped jewelcases.
 
 
Pre-order BRETT WALKER “LAST PARADE” CDs ONLY - Volume 1 (Discs 1, 2, 3)($35 - includes airmail shipping)
 
 
 
 
Pre-order BRETT WALKER “LAST PARADE” CDs ONLY Volume 2 (Discs 4, 5, 6)($35 - includes airmail shipping)
 
 

 

 
Mon
29
Oct

Roadkill - Last Stop Before Hell (Album Out This Week)

PRE-ORDER NOW!
 
CDs Shipping This Week
 
Order now for instant digital delivery on Nov. 2
 
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Mon
29
Oct

HEARTS ON FIRE Ltd Longbox Packaging Available While Stock Lasts

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The debut HEARTS ON FIRE album 'Call Of Destiny' is OUT NOW.
 
 
The premium pre-order customers recieved all the advance audio and bonus tracks, plus additional demos and mixes. And they also have been sent the deluxe longbox packaging as pictured below:
 
 
The preorder bonus material is of course no longer available, but there are a handful of longbox cases spare that I can offer first come first serve. The price will remain the same out of fairness to preorder customers and the high cost of the packaging and shipping. There is only a handful available, so order now. Regular edition available for shipping now - link below.
 
Ltd Ed Longbox:
 
 
 
 
HEARTS ON FIRE ARE:
Jean Funes - Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Acoustic Guitar (Sound Of Eternity)
Richard Andermyr - Vocals, Guitars (Rian)
Joel Mejia – Drums (Codigo Eterno)
Dennis Ward - Bass and Keyboards
 
 
 
Regular Edition:
 
 
 
 
Sat
27
Oct

KINGS OF HEARTS Kickstarter Campaign Fulfils Goal in Under 24hrs

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Much loved Westcoast AOR all-star band KING OF HEARTS are back and will record theire brand new studio album in February 2019 thanks to the pledges on a just launched Kickstarter campaign.
 
 
 
King Of Hearts Rides Again
 
Dear Kickstarter Friends - It’s Tommy Funderburk and Bruce Gaitsch here, founders of the band King of Hearts. We’re coming to you to say "Thank You!” for your amazing support over the years and to tell you WE HEARD YOU! You kept asking us for new music and so, today we’re announcing, King Of Hearts will ride again! Bruce and I have written 17 new songs, recruited a who’s who of our music friends, booked one of the best studios on the planet and we’re recording our new album in January 2019 at Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville!
 
We’re going to have a blast, and we want you to be a part from the very beginning. And yes, we did assemble some serious swag for everyone who helps us make it happen!
 
First: THE BAND (these guys are dangerous):
 
CJ Vanston: Keyboards, Arranging, Writing – produced Toto’s critically acclaimed, Toto XIV CJ is reuniting with the band (he played on our first album) and then went on to write record and produce for Prince, 'NSync, Barbra Streisand, Ringo Starr, Celine Dion, Bob Seger, Richard Marx, Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Spinal Tap and many more.
 
Keith Carlock: Drums – Currently on tour with Steely Dan, Keith was our first call. Keith’s drumming can be heard on records by Toto, James Taylor, Donald Fagen, Walter Becker, John Mayer, Sting and many more.
 
John Patitucci – Bass.  John’s Back! John’s played brilliantly with us on the Joy Will Come album. His credits include Grammy Award Nominee, Most Valuable Player, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences: Best Jazz Bassist, Guitar Player magazine Readers' Poll, Best Bassist, Bass Player magazine Readers' Poll and on and on.
 
And for all you fans of West Coast Music: If you look through the credits of our earlier work, you will see and hear some of the best players and singers on the planet…and we’re inviting all our friends to join us on this record as our very “special guests” - details to be announced at a later date.
 
Anyone up for hearing Bill Champlin, Timothy B. Schmit and Tommy Funderburk together again?  Everyone involved with this project is “over the moon” and we hope that you will join us in what will be an amazing musical event.
 
 

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