XXX

Wed
04
Apr

HARTMANN Has Both 'Hands On The Wheel' For New Album

Artist: 
Friday, May 18, 2018
Categories: 
 
The new HARTMANN album 'Hands On The Wheel' will be released May 18 via Pride & Joy.
 
The history of HARTMANN started in 2005 with the debut 'Out in the cold', often reviewed as 'Album of the month' in a wide range of rock magazines all over the world. With their successful followers 'Home' (2006), '3' (2009), 'Balance' (2012), the live & acoustic DVD/CD 'Handmade' (2008) and the compilation 'The Best Is Yet To Come' (2013) the band has meanwhile worked out their status as being one of Germany’s best modern hard rock bands that is offering international high-class melodic rock. The band also enjoys the good reputation as an outstanding live band and has been called to tour with rock legends as Toto, The Hooters, Uriah Heep, Edguy, Mother’s Finest, Y&T and others. Their latest album ’Shadows & Silhouettes’ (2016) has been accompanied again with a club tour and many festivals last summer.  
 
Now the forthcoming new album ’Hands On The Wheel’ – way more rough and rocking and than its predecessor - will be released May 18th 2018 on the artist’s label Sonic 11 Records in cooperation with Pride&Joy Music/Soulfood, again co-produced by Sascha Paeth (Avantasia, Beyond The Black, Kamelot). Including the participation of guest musicians as Jimmy Kresic (The Roots, Rock Meets Classic), Karolina Galbavà & Irena Morisakovà (Hans Zimmer), the album will contain the catchy singles/videoclips ’Don’t want back down’ and the very special duet ’Simple man’ feat. Mr. Big vocalist Eric Martin, accompanied by a huge promotion-/video-campaign of Germany’s No 1 rock radio station Rockantenne and a special Facebook & online campaign.  
 
Since the late 90’s founder Oliver Hartmann is known as a highly respected singer and guitarist on the international music scene due to four albums with the band At Vance, studio work for hard rock and metal acts as Hammerfall, Rhapsody, Helloween or Edguy, as a long time studio and live member of top sellers as Avantasia and as part of 'Rock Meets Classic' that is featuring the big names of the international rock scene: Alice Cooper, Ian Gillan, Uriah Heep, Status Quo, Thin Lizzy, Paul Rodgers, Eric Bazilian, Jimi Jamison, Midge Ure, Steve Lukather, Chris Thompson, Bonnie Tyler and many others. Besides that Oliver Hartmann is also fronting the successful Pink Floyd Tribute Echoes that climbed up to No 20 of the German charts in 2015 with their acoustic live DVD ’Barefoot To The Moon’ and received outstanding critics world wide. 
 
Line-up: Oliver Hartmann (vocals, guitar); Mario Reck (guitar); Armin Donderer (bass); Markus Kullmann (drums); additional keys by Jimmy Kresic 
 
 
01. Don’t Want Back Down, 02. Your Best Excuse, 03. Cold As Stone, 04. Simple Man, 05. Last Plane Out, 06. Soulmates, 07. The Harder They Come, 08. Dream World. 09. I Remember * 10. Lost In Translation, 11. The Sky Is Falling, 12. Heart Of Gold
 
 
Wed
04
Apr

EARTH FOR SALE - "Life" (Official Video)

 
Music Video by EARTH FOR SALE performing LIFE From the Album "RESET" (C) 2018 AnderStein Music
 
Earth For Sale are: Silvia Reale - vocals Marco Vecchio - guitars Stefano “Steff” Brusa - keyboards Stefano Cavalloni - bass Fabio Mas – drums
 
fb.me/earthforsaleband instagram.com/earthforsaleband/
 
Wed
04
Apr

Original VICIOUS RUMORS Bassist DAVE STARR Celebrates The 30-Year Anniversary Of 'Digital Dictator'

Artist: 
Categories: 
 
ORIGINAL VICIOUS RUMORS BASSIST DAVE STARR CELEBRATES THE 30-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE BAND'S LEGENDARY 1988 ALBUM, 'DIGITAL DICTATOR,' WITH NEW FACEBOOK PAGE
 
Before playing guitar and bass in WildeStarr, and a run with CHASTAIN, Dave Starr was the bassist in one of the world's premier power metal bands; VICIOUS RUMORS (aka VR). As a member for 10 years on all of VR's greatest albums, tours, and videos, Dave was also the one responsible for bringing vocalist Carl Albert and guitarist Mark McGee into the band, thus cementing the greatest lineup in the bands history. 

The first album with this lineup, 'DIGITAL DICTATOR,' was recorded the summer of 1987, and released on Shrapnel records April of 1988. The record became an instant classic worldwide, and the band played tour dates in the USA, Mexico, Canada and Europe. The record is still in print and selling strong - 30 years after its release! 

Dave says: "Digital Dictator is generally regarded by VR fans as the band's best album. Everything clicked - we all contributed to the songwriting, and the amazing chemistry the 5 of us had just came through with incredible results."  

Shrapnel Records President Mike Varney recently said, "Vicious Rumors was one of the early bands that I signed to Shrapnel. Among many other distinctions, VR were a live band and not a studio project. 'Digital Dictator' has become a metal classic and, among other things, introduced amazing vocalist Carl Albert to the world. It's hard to believe that 30 years has passed but the quality of the performances has stood the test of time."

Dave has put together a new Facebook page dedicated to the VR 'Digital Dictator' album 30th anniversary: 

www.facebook.com/groups/DaveStarrVRDD30/?ref=bookmarks
 
This FB page will feature pics and stories from the classic 'Digital Dictator' era, and more importantly, Dave has finally unleashed never before seen videos he had filmed of the band! These videos have sat in boxes for over 30 years, until Dave started to transfer them to digital format this year. LIVE shows, backstage, in the studio, hanging out, etc. - a literal treasure trove of VR videos that are finally seeing the light of day!! The first 4 segments are up now for all the fans to see for the first time ever, with lots more videos to come.

Dave Starr is now available for interviews with the metal press worldwide to discuss the VR Digital Dictator 30th anniversary 1988 - 2018, and the new WildeStarr "Beyond the Rain" CD (issued in December of last year). And you can expect the following from Dave in conversation: 

* Unique insight from Dave Starr, who was the bassist in VR for 10 years, and played on all the bands greatest albums, tours, and videos. 
* Co-writer of 3 songs from the Digital Dictator album: RLH, Digital Dictator, and Replicant
* The straight story, with no BS and no filter. Dave tells it like it was...and is.
* The true story behind how Dave assembled the VR Digital Dictator lineup

 
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:
 
 
Tue
03
Apr

JK NORTHRUP & DAVID CAGLE - That's Gonna Leave A Mark (Showcase)

 
MelodicRock Records is excited to announce the release of one of the finest melodic hard rock records for 2018 – JK Northrup & David Cagle’s first collaboration together, titled ‘That’s Gonna Leave A Mark’.
 
There is no doubt whatsoever that this record is gonna leave a mark on fans of hard rocking, guitar driven melodic rock, with a production to die for and songs dripping in hooks and melodies.
JK Northrup & David Cagle ‘That’s Gonna Leave A Mark’ is OUT NOW.
 
 
PRE-ORDER JK NORTHRUP & DAVID CAGLE - 'That's Gonna Leave A Mark'
 
$15 + $5 worldwide shipping
 
 
 
 
MARCH MRR DEAL - TOTO TRIBUTE & JK NORTHRUP & DAVID CAGLE
 
$32 + $5 worldwide shipping
 
 
 
 
MRR’s Andrew McNeice: “I’m immensely proud and excited to finally be releasing this killer record from JK and David. I’ve worked with JK since the very first MR.com compilation over 15 years back and he’s been there for me as a mastering engineer every time since. His work with me remastering some important archive releases in the last couple of years has only further emboldened my respect for him as a first rate professional and someone who can bring out the very best results in any situation. On top of that, he is a Grade A gentleman who I value as a friend and college.
Everyone I have recommended Jeff to as an engineer or producer has ended up using him and continuing that relationship. But I’ve long felt that his name is undervalued as a writer and guitarist and I think this record is his finest achievement to date and a truly stunning release – in all facets – the guitar playing, the writing and production and David Cagle is one hell of a vocalist who I think we need to work with again ASAP!”
 
Jeff Northrup: “David Cagle and I had worked together in the past and started this album back in 2014.  Unfortunately, it was shelved due to 'circumstances'. We knew we had something special even then, and the time was right to pull out this great collection of songs, dust it off and polish it up. The result is 12 of the best songs put together on any album I've been a part of!
 
Fast forward to 2017… After rewriting some of the lyrics, some arrangement changes, re-recording guitars and vocals, then bringing in the powerful rhythm section of Larry Hart - bass (Montrose, Gypsy Soul, King Kobra) and Steve Brown - drums (Montrose, Oleander-and Mick Brown's younger brother), the album has truly come to life!
Larry and Steve have been playing live together for a couple years and are TIGHT. I've played on a few albums with Larry including King Kobra, Shortino-Northrup and Gypsy Soul, which began in 1987.
 
When you hear the opening track 'The Night Is Mine', you'll know right away that you are going to Get Rocked HARD!!! David's modern approach on vocals is a breath of fresh air and I pull no punches on guitar!! With some heavy, powerful rock songs, to more main stream rockers and a couple killer ballads, it's all here!!!
Although a predominately guitar driven album, Eric Ragno does a masterful job playing keyboards on 6 songs.
 
The title track, 'That's Gonna Leave A Mark' was written by myself several years back, but sounds as fresh and powerful as if written today. Some of the lyrics are based on true life experiences about love, hate and a relationship gone bad, which is reflected in the artwork that was done by the great Nello Dell'Omo. 'The Siren' cuts out your heart and leaves you still alive, clutching your chest. Been there, done that!!! I truly am excited for everyone to here this album!! Cheers!" ~ JK Northrup
 

 

 

 
Produced, Recorded, mixed and mastered by JK Northrup at Alien Productions Music Studio
 
JK Northrup & David Cagle ‘That’s Gonna Leave A Mark’ arrives March 30 worldwide on MelodicRock Records
 
 
Tue
03
Apr

The Right To Rock Podcast - ANIMAL DRIVE

Artist: 
Monday, October 27, 2014
Categories: 
 
TheRighttoRock.com has issued their latest podcast (episode #231), featuring Animal Drive vocalist Dino Jelusic.  Dino took time out of his busy schedule to discuss Animal Drive's debut album Bite!, as well as what it is like to be a hard rock band in Croatia. Interview lasts approx. 30 min.

Well it is St. Paddy's day again and you know what that means, our annual visit from rock's most notorious leprechaun, Jose McLucky.  Well, if that ain't enough to grab ya, then join Genghis and Ragman as they discuss some of their favorite Irish hard rock and heavy metal bands.  Who will they chose as their fave?  Tune in to find out.  Next the boys chatted with new comers Animal Drive.  Ragman checked in with vocalist Dino Jelusic, to discuss the band's debut album Bite!, as well as what it is like to be a member of TSO.  This one is not to be missed!

 
 

 

 
Thu
29
Mar

TNT With New Vocalist To Release'XIII' June 8

Artist: 
TNT will release their new album, "XIII" on June 8. More details and first single COMING SOON!
XIII tracklisting:
1. WE’RE GONNA MAKE IT
2. NOT FEELING ANYTHING
3. FAIR WARNING
4. IT’S ELECTRIC
5. WHERE YOU BELONG
6. CAN’T BREATHE ANYMORE
7. GET READY FOR SOME HARD ROCK
8. PEOPLE, COME TOGETHER
9. TEARS IN MY EYES
10. 17th OF MAY
11. CATCH A WAVE
12. SUNSHINE
 
Thu
29
Mar

THE RADIO SUN Fourth Time In A Row At HRH AOR Fest

Artist: 


The Radio Sun are very pleased to be announced at HRH AOR in Wales, U.K for 2019. This will be the band's fourth time in a row, something no other band has ever done previously. The Radio Sun have made so many life-long friends at the event with some goers even calling them the 'house band' - audience feedback that they are extremely honored and proud of. The event will sell out so get your tickets now.
 
The Radio Sun will also be appearing at Melodic Rock Fest in Chicago this May electric (Sunday) and acoustic (Thursday V.I.P only) - tickets at: www.melodicrockfest.com
 
The boys will be announcing further news shortly to coincide with their festival spot.
 
 
Thu
29
Mar

SONS OF APOLLO Launch New EP

Categories: 
 
March 28, 2018 -- SONS OF APOLLO--former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force)—released a six-song EP today, “ALIVE”/“TENGO VIDA,” which includes three versions of the latest single, “Alive,” from their #1 debut album, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY, as well as three versions of the song in Spanish, “Tengo Vida.”  It’s available now on all digital outlets worldwide.
 
Here’s the complete track listing:
 
Alive – album version
Alive - radio edit
Alive - acoustic version
Tengo Vida (Alive Spanish version) – standard
Tengo Vida (Alive Spanish version) – radio edit
Tengo Vida (Alive Spanish version) – acoustic version
 
The Vicente Cordero-directed for “Alive” is now available in both versions.
 
 
The English version can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O8VZgL_9IQ.
 
“It was discussed we should do a Spanish language version of ‘Alive’ before our first tour in South America and I was excited to make it work,” explains singer Jeff Scott Soto. “I brought in my close friend Alex to help with the translation as well as coach me on my enunciation. I am not fluent in Spanish so it was a difficult process, but it sounds pretty damn cool now that we made it work. I think my favorite part is hearing Bumblefoot singing in Spanish!”
 
Guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal is excited about offering these new versions of “Alive” to their fans. "I love stripping down a song to its simplest form, showing the core of what the song is,” he says. “The acoustic version of ‘Alive’ has that naked vulnerability, and shows what a great lyricist and melody-maker Jeff is."

 

 
Wed
28
Mar

PRETTY MAIDS Frontman RONNIE ATKINS Hospitailzed

 
Important Announcement from PRETTY MAIDS:
 
It’s with a heavy heart we have to announce that our brother Ronnie Atkins is in hospital in Basel, Switzerland. He suffered an unfortunate blow to the head and had to be taken by ambulance to the hospital. He is currently undergoing tests and being observed by specialists.
 
The latest news is that he is conscious but has to remain in hospital for a while. As a consequence of this we have to cancel the last 3 shows on our tour. Once Ronnie is fully recovered we will come back and play these shows and film the scheduled DVD. 
We apologize for this and know you guys travel far to come to these shows. Our main concern at this time is Ronnie’s health.
 
Pls contact your ticket seller for more information. We will also provide this as soon as we have the information. Thank you for your understanding. You can send Ronnie you best wishes on our Facebook page. We will be back with an update on the situation as soon as we can. ~
PM
 
Wed
28
Mar

Frontiers Upcoming Releases in June - SUNSTORM, AMANDA SOMERVILLE

 
SUNSTORM feat. Joe Lynn Turner will release their new album, THE ROAD TO HELL on June 8.
 
THE ROAD TO HELL tracklisting:
 
1. ONLY THE GOOD WILL SURVIVE
2. THE ROAD TO HELL
3. ON THE EDGE
4. BLIND THE SKY
5. MY EYES ON YOU
6. FUTURE TO COME
7. EVERYWHERE
8. RESURRECTION
9. CALLING
10. STATE OF THE HEART
11. STILL FIGHTING
 
 
AMANDA SOMERVILLE will return with another Trillium album, TECTONIC on June 8.
 
TECTONIC tracklisting:
 
1. TIME TO SHINE
2. STAND UP
3. FULL SPEED AHEAD
4. HIT ME
5. FIGHTING FATE
6. NOCTURNA
7. FATAL MISTAKE
8. SHARDS
9. CLICHÉ FREAK SHOW
10. ETERNAL SPRING
 
Wed
28
Mar

LEE SMALL Issues New Album As Part Of Box Set

 
British singer/songwriter LEE SMALL has pu together a limited editon solo box set.
 
'Reflections' is a 3CD Set with only 200 pressed.
 
Lee states: "No more will be pressed, so very collectable. It is to celebrate 10 years of being a solo recording artist and  my first solo album 'Through the eyes of Robert Lees' becoming 10 years old. This set also features exclusively for now my brand new solo album ' Southern Wind' and is released on my own label Soulsville Records. The set is only available from my website www.lee-small.com and every set will be signed with some freebies (mentioned in the add)."
 
 

Pages

 

Foreign Music CDJapan
 
  Dealslands