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Tue
27
Mar

Motherlode Reload And Launch STONEFACE

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In 1982 the Swedish hard rock band Motherlode was formed. Now, 2018 three of the original band members launch Stoneface.
 
Their debut album will be released on the 7th April. No prizes for guessing the name of the album. 
 
The year 1982 was the beginning of an important era of Swedish modern hard rock history. Hard rock act Motherlode was formed in 1982 by Peter Rundstroem, (bass) and Tom Nilsson, (guitars), together with lyricist Christer Hellstroem. Martin Hedberg, (drums) joined 1985, and the band was a part of the Swedish hard rock scene in various settings until the final break-up in 2014, with Sonny Larsson as well as Per Englund as the bands lead vocalists.
Motherlode released The Sanctuary 1987, with producer Kit Woolven and Magnum keyboardist Mark Stanway, and Tomorrow Never Comes in 2010.
 
When Motherlode finally was put to rest in 2014, Tom decided to form a new band with his old band members, Peter, Christer and Martin. This setup with a lineup that hadn´t played together since 1996 started to produce new songs in 2014, and started the search for a new vocalist, preparing for their first gig, planned to be set for 2017.
When the name Stoneface was decided, the band recorded four demo songs in 2015, and hired gun Stefan Nykvist was brought in to put vocals to four demo songs. After almost two years of songwriting and producing, the band has now found their permanent vocalist, Andreas Novak, (Mind´s Eye, House of Shakira), and their new album Stoneface, is about to be released in April 2018.
 
Stoneface music, which comes in style of the hard rock/metal trade, with bands like Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow, Dream Theater, and Rush, and other contemporary bands during the late seventies, and early eighties. But, you can easily find more modern influences like Black Stone Cherry, and Black Label Society as well.
 
The brew is strong riffs, heavy drum grooves, and majestic basslines, with truly great harmonies and melodies, which leaves space and great opportunities for Mr. Novak to set the standard for the band to become a rock-solid diamond on the modern metal scene.
Stoneface debut album is due for release at their premier concert the 7th of April 2018 at The Frimis Salonger in Orebro.
 
Spring, summer and autumn 2018 you will be able to see Stoneface in action at a festival or rock club nearby, so keep them Heavy Metal Goggles open….
 
Tue
27
Mar

BLACK MAJESTY New Album 'Children Of the Abyss' Coming Soon

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Australia's Black Majesty are happy to announce that the band's new upcoming full length album is titled CHILDREN OF THE ABYSS. The new album will be released on September 21st via Pride and Joy Music.
 
The album art has been created by Thomas Ewerhard (Avantasia, Masterplan, Edguy, Rage, Jorn Lande).
 
The new album will be available on CD and Vinyl/LP.
 
Mixing and Mastering will once again be handled by Roland Grapow at Grapow’s Studio in Slovakia.
 
Mon
26
Mar

Latest From Rock Candy - LEGS DIAMOND, MORNING STAR & NUTZ

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The following seven new Rock Candy titles are all available now from www.rockcandyrecords.com for a discounted price.
 
LEGS DIAMOND ‘S/T’ CANDY340
 
IF EVER THERE was a band that should have taken their music to the very top of the rock charts and beyond, then Legs Diamond were surely it. Feted by the cognoscenti, yet forever living in a shadow, the band’s influence and reputation has actually increased as the years have flown by. To many, their music has come to represent some of the greatest hard rock to have emerged from North America, with some calling them, quite accurately, the American Deep Purple.
The band’s debut album came to represent the very soul of a movement that was in full swing, led by the likes of Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, BOC and Montrose. There was nothing shallow about the band’s music or message; it was a full on assault of cock sure riffs, sublime vocals, intricate arrangements and a confidence that you only witness in the most talented acts.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION 2CD EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED AUDIO, 12 BONUS TRACKS, 16 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 4,000 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM INCLUDING NEW INTERVIEW AND RARE PHOTOS
 
TRACK LISTING: CD 1: 1. IT’S NOT THE MUSIC 2. STAGE FRIGHT 3. SATIN PEACOCK 4. ROCK AND ROLL MAN 5. DEADLY DANCER 6. RAT RACE 7. CAN’T FIND LOVE. CD 2 BONUS TRACKS: 8. COME WITH ME 9. RAT RACE 10. THRIL SEEKER 11. HIGH SCHOOL QUEEN 12.  NOT YOURS NOT MINE 13. DEADLY DANCER 14. ONE WAY TICKET 15. AVALANCHE 16. TRACES 17. STREET RUNNER 18. CLOSER 19. FOOD FOR THOUGHT
 
LEGS DIAMOND ‘A DIAMOND IS A HARD ROCK’ CANDY341
 
HAVING RECORDED ONE of the best debut hard rock albums of the 1970s, Legs Diamond had set a seriously high standard that attracted the attention of connoisseurs worldwide. Against all odds, the band’s second album was not only a more impressive statement but also one that solidified the group’s reputation for years to come. Produced this time around by Eddie Leonetti (who worked with Angel, Moxy and Rex) the record is an astonishing continuation of their debut, helping the band to fully realise their enormous potential.
Released in the fall of 1977, it showcases the band at the very peak of their powers, unleashing a veritable barrage of rock solid material. Cleverly bridging the gap between balls to the wall hard rock and more constrained content, the album builds on their reputation as a band that could easily combine clever instrumental prowess with hard as nails riffs.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED AUDIO, 6 BONUS TRACKS, 16 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 4,000 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM INCLUDING NEW INTERVIEW AND RARE PHOTOS
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. DIAMOND IS A HARD ROCK 2. WAITING 3. LONG SHOT 4. WOMAN 5. JAILBAIT 6. I THINK I GOT IT 7. EVIL 8. LIVE A LITTLE 9. FLYIN’ TOO HIGH. BONUS TRACKS: 10. HIGH SCHOOL QUEEN 11. TEASER 12. IT TAKES MORE SOUL (TO ROCK & ROLL) 13. STUMBLER 14. SHOWTIME IN CHICAGO 15. EVIL
 
  
 
LEGS DIAMOND ‘FIRE POWER’ CANDY342
 
HAVING RECORDED TWO sensational albums for well heeled Mercury Records, the band were cast adrift when sales figures revealed unexpected and disappointing results. But with deep resolve they opted to carry on and found a new home with independent label, Cream Records. Unfortunately, as things turned out it was not the saving grace they had hoped for but it did provide them with the opportunity to record yet another album that significantly added to their reputation.
 
Issued in 1979, the record actually received well intentioned promotion and contained arguably one of their greatest tracks, namely ‘Underworld King’, a song that further bolstered their reputation as the American comparison to Deep Purple. Other highlights include ‘Come With Me’ and ‘Man At The Top’. It is an album of light and shade, clearly the result of behind the scenes influences, but at least the band’s heart and soul was still beating loud and clear, letting us know that they were still very much contenders to the throne.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED AUDIO, 11 BONUS TRACKS, 16 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 4,000 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM INCLUDING NEW INTERVIEW AND RARE PHOTOS
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. UNDERWORLD KING  2. MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE  3. YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’  4. REMEMBER MY NAME  5. CHICAGO  6. MIDNIGHT LADY  7. HELP WANTED  8. COME WITH ME  9. TRAGEDY  10. MAN AT THE TOP. BONUS TRACKS: 11. WINDS OF FORTUNE 12. BETWEEN THE LEGS 13. HOUSE ON FIRE 14. SYMPTOMS OF PASSION 15. DANCE HALL GIGOLO 16. FIGHT FOR IT 17. HIDIN’ 18. GAMBLIN’ ON YOU 19. URBAN DESPERADO 20. CARD SHARK 21. SMOTHER ME
 
MORNINGSTAR ‘S/T’ CANDY300
 
YOU MAY NEVER have heard of Morningstar, but that’s no reason not to make a space in your life for them now. Formed in Kansas City during the early 70s, their debut album is a fitting period piece, eliciting comparisons to similar sounding mid-west champions such as Roadmaster, Trillion and Head East; all groups with a penchant for melody displaying respect for classy arrangements and impressive musicianship.
Issued in 1978, their hard driving edge and progressive flourishes made several tracks standout, such as the pounding ‘Turn Out All The Lights’, the epic six minute ‘Through The Night’ - a veritable stylistic cornucopia of heavy but melodious rock - and ‘Sad Lady’, a classy pomp rock prima donna blessed with layers of soaring vocals and impressive keyboards.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED AUDIO, 2 BONUS TRACKS, 16 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 4,000 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM INCLUDING NEW INTERVIEW AND RARE PHOTOS
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. SHOTGUN ROMANCE 2. PREMEDITATED RENDEZVOUS 3. SUNSHINE (CHANGIN’ OF THE SEASON) 4. THROUGH THE NIGHT 5. SWEET GEORGIA PEACH 6. SAD LADY 7. ANOTHER ROCK AND ROLL SHOW 8. TURN OUT ALL THE LIGHTS 9. TOO MUCH TO LOSE.  BONUS TRACKS: 10. GENTLEMEN OF  FORTUNE 11. REMEMBER WHEN
 
MORNINGSTAR ‘VENUS’ CANDY301
 
‘VENUS’ WAS MORNINGSTAR’S second album, issued in 1979, on the Columbia label and like their debut, it failed spectacularly to bother the charts despite the quality of their music. However, to a select few, the band’s penchant for playing in a style later labelled as pomp rock (think Trillion, Roadmaster, Starcastle) gave them an undeniable edge, creating a small but dedicated following; one that would grow in later years with the Internet helping to tap into a scene ripe for reappraisal.
 
The album builds on their debut yet demonstrates a slightly more mainstream approach, best exemplified by the epic, Foreigneresque vibe of ‘Never Meant To Be’, the poptastic s groove of ‘Rosie’ and the classical pomp rock of ‘Let Me Dream’, with its majestic finale.
 
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TRACK LISTING: 1. ANGEL 2. EVERYBODY I LOVE YOU 3. LADY LOVE 4. ROCK & ROLL RODEO 5. NEVER MEANT TO BE 6. ROSIE 7. GIMME SOME LOVIN’ 8. HARD BARGAIN DRIVER 9. LET ME DREAM
 
  
 
NUTZ ‘S/T’ CANDY367
 
WITH THE RISE of British rock as a major, worldwide, force during the early seventies a slew of up and coming home grown acts also appeared including Nutz. Formed in their home city of Liverpool this four man unit fitted right into the scene and not surprisingly secured an influential deal with the A&M label. Issued in 1974, and housed in a highly controversial sleeve, the album attracted strong reviews and saw the band instigate an intense gigging schedule (including opening for Queen on their 1974 tour). The album is an impressive mixture of powerful hard rock, and more ambitious compositions such as the hard hitting ‘Ain’t No Thanks To You’ (featuring superb slide guitar), ‘As Far As The Eye Can See’ and ‘Poor Man’.
 
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TRACK LISTING: 1. POOR MAN 2. AIN’T NO THANKS TO YOU 3. SPOKE IN A WHEEL 4. I CAN’T UNWIND 5. CAN’T TELL HER WHY 6. AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE 7. LOVE WILL LAST FOREVER 8. LIGHT OF DAY 9. ROUND & ROUND 10. JOKE.  BONUS TRACKS: 11. JUST FOR THE CRACK 12. JUST FOR THE CRACK (Live) 13. JOKE (Live) 14. I CAN’T UNWIND (Live) 15. AIN’T NO THANKS TO YOU (Live) 16. POOR MAN (Live) 17. ROUND & ROUND (Live) 18. LIGHT OF DAY (Live)
 
NUTZ ‘TOO’ CANDY368
 
WITH A POSITIVE reputation established via their debut album, Liverpool based quintet Nutz set about recording their follow-up album in London’s Trident studios utilising, once again, producer John Anthony who had so successfully guided their debut. It wise a wise move as the resultant record showed distinct maturity and a great gift for constructive arrangements. It also continued to showcase the inventive guitar playing of Mick Devonport and the impressive vocals of Dave Lloyd. Issued in 1975 ‘Nutz Too’ contained a brace of intelligent and well constructed tracks veering from on-point mid-seventies hard rock such as ‘Take It From Me’, ‘Cool Me Down’ and the jewel in the crown ‘Sinner’, to more introspective fair like ‘Dear Diary and ‘The Love You Lost’.
 
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TRACK LISTING: 1. NATURE INTENDED 2. I WANT NEVER GETS 3. TAKE IT FROM ME 4. CHANGE’S COMING 5. DEAR DIARY 6. IS IT ALL FOR REAL 7. COOL ME DOWN 8. R.S.D. 9. THE LOVE YOU LOST 10. SINNER 11. KNIFE EDGE BONUS TRACK: 12. LONG SHIPS
 
 
Fri
23
Mar

HCSS Release New Single

After releasing the two anthemic Radio hits “Have Mercy On Me” and “Bring The House Down” Gothenburg’s purveyors of Street Metal, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR are set to release their latest single “Electric Rider” on Friday the 23rd of March.
 
Taken from their highly anticipated 11th studio album “You Can’t Kill My Rock ‘N Roll”, that’s due out later in the year, “Electric Rider” is 3 minutes and 40 seconds of that classic hard hitting, Hardcore Superstar sound, all wrapped up in an infectiously ‘Sweet Satanic Groove’ that’s guaranteed to give the band their third Radio hit in a row.
 
The band debuted the new song live at their recent concert in Norrköping, within minutes the fan filmed footage was up on YouTube and several Forums to rapturous applause confirming that this is a natural choice for a single and a definite crowd pleaser.
 
“Electric Rider” will be available on all digital platforms on 23rd March!
 
The new single ties in with the bands current World Tour that includes several selective co-headline dates with fellow countrymen Mustasch in Sweden before they take things further afield into Finland, Spain, Italy and Australia, all after headlining the opening day of the prestigious Sweden Rock Festival in June.
 
Further festival dates will be confirmed soon, alongside additional tour dates that will see the band travelling far and wide throughout 2018 and beyond.
 
 
Fri
23
Mar

PANORAMA - "The Highest Mountain" (Lyric Video)

International Hard Rock band, PANORAMA, have released a new lyric video for 'The Highest Mountain', the song is taken from their debut album ‘Around The World‘, which was released in January 2018, via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records.  The video was made by ALM Studios - Video Production (Random Eyes, Callidice). The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/N_dIDVwg_7c
The album is produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward (Gus GUnisonicPink Cream 69).
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Fri
23
Mar

STEVEN TYLER Goes 'Out On A Limb' For New Doco

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Directed by Casey Tebo
 
Featuring interviews with Steven Tyler, The Loving Mary Band, Slash, Robert Deleo, Jaren Johnston, Starfighters, David Hodges, Chris Destefano, Nathan Barlowe
 
An intimate portrait of rock icon Steven Tyler as he embraces the challenges of shifting gears, both as a solo performer and in a new genre of music. Uncovering a side of Tyler many fans have never seen before, this inspiring story looks at the passion, drive and search for creative fulfillment that keeps artists pushing boundaries throughout their careers.
STEVEN TYLER: OUT ON A LIMB will kick off the opening night of the 49th Annual Nashville Film Festival on May 10, 2018. 

The Nashville Film Festival will take place in Music City on May 10-19 at the Regal Hollywood 27 theaters. See official press release attached.
Available on VOD and Digital HD on May 15, 2018 
 
Run Time: 96 minutes  |  Rating: Not Rated

 
Thu
22
Mar

PAUL DEAN Debuts New Solo Single 'Be With You'

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LOVERBOY guitarist PAUL DEAN starts Spring with his own renewal, digitally releasing a new song and accompanying video, 'Be With You' his first solo material in more than 20 years, since 1994’s album, Machine. The single will be available digitally on March 21st for streaming at all major sites, including Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and Deezer, as well as for download on iTunes and Amazon Music and viewing on YouTube.
 
 
“Be With You” is based on a song Paul reveals “has been kicking around since Loverboy’s “Just Getting Started” album, but its current iteration offers a “mariachi, south-of-the-border Mexicali blues” flavor, marked by Dean’s acoustic and twangy electric guitars – in large part thanks to his trusty Floyd Rose whammy bar. The result sounds like it could have come straight from a Traveling Wilburys’ album, or a Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez movie. “It was originally intended as part of a soundtrack to a screenplay I’m working on”, says Dean. It is the first of 11 new songs, many recorded at co-producer Mike Pisterzi’s Dallas-based Maximedia Studios with Loverboy mates Matt Frenette and Ken “Spider” Sinnaeve. Loverboy singer Mike Reno even contributes lyrics to one track.
 
“It’s a huge change musically for me from what I do with the band,” said Dean. “It reminds me of Loverboy’s debut album in its stylistic diversity, because each of the songs is so different. I just wrote what I was feeling and what I loved to hear and perform. It’s totally meant to be danced to, especially ‘Be With You’.”
 
Indeed, the video is a “celebration” of Loverboy and its fans, featuring Dean today (“My wife talked me into being real, owning up to who I am,” he says) playing over footage shot more than three decades ago with the band. The object of desire is an alluring woman, (who is featured in the cover band at the beginning of the band’s “Lovin’ Every Minute” video), whooping it up on stage in a display of self-empowerment, the unaware object of the narrator’s obsession.
 
“I like that kind of juxtaposition of really positive music with ambiguous lyrics,” says Dean, referencing such Loverboy classics as “Turn Me Loose” and “The Kid Is Hot Tonight,” the latter warning about the perils of fame. “Taken at face value, you could say “Be With You” is simply a love song.”
 
The new video comes on the heels of last year’s digital release of Dean’s 1989 solo debut, Hard Core, with it’s accompanying re-released videos of “Sword In Stone”, and “Draw The Line.” Dean says, “This is not a break from Loverboy. It’s meant to augment what we do as a band - to continue the dialogue, the conversation, with our fans, and keep them invested in us, individually and collectively.”
 
LOVERBOY's four-decade-long career began in Calgary when vocalist Mike Reno was introduced to guitar legend Paul Dean, the two eventually joined by keyboardist Doug Johnson, drummer Matt Frenette and bassist Ken "Spider" Sinnaeve, who replaced the late Scott Smith in 2000. The band’s releases include the four-million-selling Get Lucky, and three double-platinum releases in their self-titled 1980 debut, 1983's Keep It Up and 1985's Lovin' Every Minute of It, including the hits "Working for the Weekend," "Lovin' Every Minute of It.
 
 

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