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Fri
22
Jun

FAITHSEDGE Start Album Preparation For 2019 Release

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Faithsedge have began recording for their new album slated for an early 2019 release 
 
Included is a photo of drummer Matt Starr (Mr.Big/Ace Frehley) , singer /songwriter Giancarlo Floridia and bassist Tim Gaines (x-Stryper) a few months ago at Namm 2018 
 
The album marks the return of X Stryper bassist Tim Gaines which he announced in an interview at KNAC.com last August he was no longer a member of Stryper. Also producing is former Dokken lead guitarist Alex De Rosso which will be mixed and mastered the new cube studio in Padova Italy . 
 
The band will be announcing their new guest keyboard player by the end of the year which will add to the melodic approach and direction of the songs . As confirmed by singer songwriter Giancarlo Floridia  is from a multi platinum selling band from the late 80's early 90's. 
 
The album is promised to be a return of melodic rock/metal with hooks and melody with elements of progressive . 
 
The bands previous album Restoration was released on Scarlet Records (e0ne distribution) for US and Europe and Spiritual Beast Japan (Universal music Japan distribution) 
 
Please check the bands website for further updates and info:
 
 
Thu
21
Jun

DANIEL TRIGGER Joins MRR With A 'Right Turn' Aug 10

Friday, August 10, 2018
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At the heart of the melodic rock scene is a large number of independent artists, who make music for the love of it, contributing some very fine music but not always getting the attention they deserve.
 
On August 10, MelodicRock Records will release two great new melodic rock albums from artists that have previously been self-released independents. These guys deserve your attention and I hope everyone will take the time to listen and perhaps pre-order either one, or both of these releases.
 
We will announce next week, with pre-orders, a special discount deal when buying both.
 
Today it is the great pleasure of MRR to announce the second of these artists – DANIEL TRIGGER.
 
MRR will release DANIEL TRIGGER’s new album ‘Right Turn’ on August 10.
 
Daniel Trigger is an experienced singer/songwriter from the Midlands, UK who classifies his music as ‘stadium rock’, written to sound at home in an arena, combining big hooks and powerful melodies with anthemic, wide-screen choruses.
And that is the perfect description for Daniel and this album. Seldom will you hear so many hook-driven melodic rockers in one place and while Daniel has an established fan base already, this album is set to reach a whole new fanbase and take his reputation to the next level.
 
With 3 heavy rock albums under his belt, Daniel made the decision in 2017 to return to his melodic roots. The album ‘Right Turn’, steps away from down-tuned heavy rock in favour of greater musical subtleties, infectious melodies and lyrical optimism, and provides the opportunity for Daniel to make more use of instruments such as acoustic guitar and piano.
 
Let’s take a listen, with two tracks from ‘Right Turn’ to check out right now:
 
 
 
Track Listing:
01. Penitence 04:30
02. Days Gone By 04:11
03. Drive 05:21
04. Running Into The Wind 03:32
05. Hold Back The Night 05:19
06. Heavy Heart 04:24
07. Alive 04:38
08. There In Your Heart 04:02
09. Rock N Roll Party 04:11
10. Wheels In Motion 04:02
 
Daniel began writing rock music and playing in bands as a direct result of hearing Europe’s ‘The Final Countdown’ during a visit to a laser light show at the London Planetarium in 1989. It was a ‘road to Damascus’ moment, where Daniel immediately knew he wanted to devote his life to making music that sounded ‘like that’, and has remained influenced by the likes of Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses, Queen and Def Leppard to this day.
 
As many musicians do, Daniel spent his early years writing and singing with school and local rock bands, before joining metal band ‘Full Tilt’ in 1995, with whom he recorded one album. Daniel later moved on to sing with rock/blues outfit ‘Easy’, before forming his own band ‘Trigger’ in 2003, which performed melodic rock in the style made famous by the stadium bands of the 80’s.
 
‘Trigger’ recorded 4 albums and ran for 8 successful years before reaching a natural conclusion in 2011. From here on, Daniel continued writing and recording under his own name as a solo artist, and recorded 3 albums, ‘Infinite Persistence’ (2012), the critically-acclaimed ‘Army Of One’ (2014), and ‘Time Of The Titans (2017) which received glowing reviews from the worldwide music press. All 3 of these solo albums fell into the category of ‘melodic yet heavy rock’, combining powerful down-tuned guitar riffs with soaring vocals - imagine crossing Bon Jovi with Alter Bridge, and that will give you the idea.
 
It was with the release of ‘Time Of The Titans’ in 2017 that Daniel began donating all proceeds from purchases of his music to charity, supporting worthy causes such as Marie Curie Cancer Care, Dementia UK and the Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign.
 
With 3 heavy rock albums under his belt, Daniel made the decision in 2017 to return to his melodic roots. The album ‘Right Turn’, steps away from down-tuned heavy rock in favour of greater musical subtleties, infectious melodies and lyrical optimism, and provides the opportunity for Daniel to make more use of instruments such as acoustic guitar and piano.
 
 
 
Thu
21
Jun

MRF5 USB4 Video Preview; Preorder Now; Only 30 Left

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MRF5 is done and dusted, but once again I had the entire event filmed “official bootleg” style.
The footage is currently being put together and edited, as there are 4-6 camera angles to work out.
 
Select performances from the event will be available on MR-USB4, a strictly limited edition release of just 100 units.
 
Date of availability is still TBD, but will be this side of Christmas!
 
Here is the first video preview of some of the fully mixed/edited footage...
 

 
Below is the link to pre-order. Presales were offered to past participants and MRF VIPs, so there is less than half the allocation still left. It will sell out, just as the other USB drives have.
 
USB4 PRE-ORDER
LIMITED TO 100 UNITS ONLY
Custom Design / 64G / $100 / Delivery September (TBC)
 
 
 

 

Confirmed Artists (so far) for FULL SETS:

Acoustic Sets:
Jaded Past
The Radio Sun
Cassidy Paris
 
Friday:
Station (TBC)
Grand Design
Jaded Past
Warp Drive
Fierce Heart
 
Saturday:
Gary Moon & Friends
Adriangale
Dave Friday Band
SJ Sindicate
Madman’s Lullaby
Far Cry
 
Sunday:
Boulevard
Shotgun Symphony
The Radio Sun
Gary Brandon
Lynn Allen
 
PLUS some more to be finalized, hopefully a few tracks each from the headliners and there will be some stuff from MRFAU and MRF3 & 4 that wasn't on past USBs.
 
Limited to 100 units only - once it's gone, it's gone.
 
 
Wed
20
Jun

JIM SHEPARD Brings 'Jaded' To MelodicRock Records Aug 10

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Friday, August 10, 2018
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At the heart of the melodic rock scene is a large number of independent artists, who make music for the love of it, contributing some very fine music but not always getting the attention they deserve.
 
On August 10, MelodicRock Records will release two great new melodic rock albums from artists that have previously been self-released independents. These guys deserve your attention and I hope everyone will take the time to listen and perhaps pre-order either one, or both of these releases.
 
When pre-orders are launched next week, there will be a special discount deal for buying both.
 
Today it is the great pleasure of MRR to announce the first of these artists – songwriter/multi-instrumentalist JIM SHEPARD.
 
MRR will release JIM SHEPARD’s third solo album ‘Jaded’ on August 10. Utilising 3 vocalists to deliver Jim’s hard edged melodic rock songs gives the album plenty of variety, while remaining consistent throughout. The punchy songs range from hard rock to AOR and give fans something a little different to appreciate.
 
Today we are going to debut two tracks from the album – the lead track Save The World and Jim’s video for the song we Are Not Alone. Both tracks give a great indication of the album’s sound.
 
 
 
 
JIM SHEPARD – ‘Jaded’ (MRR, Out August 10)
 
01. Save The World 03:00
02. Destiny 03:57
03. My Heart is Mine 03:48
04. We Are Not Alone 03:58
05. What I See 05:36
06. Livin' For Me 03:22
07. I Will Find My Way 03:59
08. M.G.L.G.2. 03:34
09. Love is the Faith 03:24
10. I Still Think About You 03:45
11. Always For You 05:12
 
All songs written by Jim Shepard except Save The World: Shepard, Ammerman and Wright; Destiny: Shepard, Ammerman; We Are Not Alone: Shepard, Ammerman; What I See: Shepard, Ammerman.
 
Lineup:
Jim Shepard: All Guitars, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Live Drums and programming
Rusty Ammerman: Lead vocals on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Backing vocals on 2, 4, 5, 10
Mike Meadows: Lead vocals on 6, 7, 8, 9, 10; Backing vocals on 8
Ron Hanchar: Lead vocals on 11; Backing vocals on 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11 Sax on 3
 
Additional musicians:
Chris Georgeff: Keyboards on 1
Rick Vallejo: Backing vocals on 7
 
Influenced by the rock and pop music of the 70's and 80's Jim played with a Country Rock band in the mid 80's. In the late 80's he toured with RCA recording artist Mel Hayes, playing for audiences around the country. In the 90's he formed Taxi which became one of Northwest Indiana and Chicago's most popular bands. Radio airplay for the Taxi single ‘I Won't Be Coming Home’ led to a short tour of the Southwest. Throughout the 90's Taxi opened for many national acts such as Enuff Z 'Nuff and Todd Rundgren. Taxi released two studio albums and one live (re-issues coming soon). Taxi still plays the occasional show.
 
 
Tue
19
Jun

FIREWORKS Issue 83 Out Now

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FIREWORKS #83 AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW!  IN SHOPS THIS THURSDAY, JUNE 21
 
148 jam-packed pages PLUS free 169 PAGE pdf and 90 mp3 songs!!  That’s 317 pages for £5.99 !!
 
 
INTERVIEW WITH:  Doro, Black Stone Cherry, Foreigner, TNT, Sevendust, Dare, Gioeli/Castronovo, Five Finger Death Punch, American Tears, Godsmack, Gus G, Ryan Roxie, Spock’s Beard, Amorphis, Shinedown, Kobra And The Lotus, Night Flight Orchestra, Praying Mantis, Vega, Stormzone, Lords of Black, Robby Valentine and MANY MANY more!!
 
The Divine Decade is a 4 page look back to 1978, with stunning debuts from Van Halen, Whitesnake, Toto and Zon along with defining classic live albums from Thin Lizzy, AC/DC, BOC, Ted Nugent and Scorpions. Plus so much more!
 
Unsung Heroes take a look at the career of Myke Gray while The Enthusiasts Guide highlights Richard Marx.
 
Sisters In Rock this issue looks at some of the newer female vocalists making a noise in Rock circles.
 
PLUS OVER 50 PAGES OF DETAILS REVIEWS!!
 
Digital Download Copy available Tuesday 19th at: http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/index.php?option=com_digistore&controller=dig...
 
 
Tue
19
Jun

SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS 'Living The Dream' Sept 21

Friday, September 21, 2018
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SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM LIVING THE DREAM
 
NEW ALBUM TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 21 VIA SNAKEPIT/ROADRUNNER RECORDS
 
GROUP ANNOUNCE U.S. HEADLINING TOUR TO KICK OFF THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 IN LOS ANGELES ONSALE FRIDAY, JUNE 22 AT 10:00 AM (here)
 
 
SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS have announced today, June 18 they’ll release their new album titled LIVING THE DREAM on September 21 via SLASH’s own label Snakepit Records in partnership with Roadrunner Records.
 
LIVING THE DREAM is SLASH’s fourth solo album, and third with his band featuring MYLES KENNEDY (Vocals), BRENT FITZ (Drums), TODD KERNS (Bass & Vocals) and FRANK SIDORIS (Guitar & Vocals). A pre-order for the new album will begin on Wednesday, July 25.
For LIVING THE DREAM, SLASH and his band re-teamed with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Iggy Pop, Incubus); the group are currently putting the finishing touches on the powerful 12 song collection. The band’s previous albums World On Fire and Apocalyptic Love, debuted in the Top Ten on 12 charts globally, spawned three #1 hit singles at U.S. Rock Radio and earned worldwide praise garnering SLASH some of the best critical acclaim of his career. World On Fire was tagged by Guitar World as “another bold and unapologetically riffy statement” and “a varied, immersive and incredibly hard rocking effort” (December 2014). Rolling Stone described Apocalyptic Love--the band’s debut album--as “filled with head bangers and plenty of fancy fretwork” and Revolver declared it “a collection of lean, high-octane rock-and-roll tunes built to be blasted out of open-top sports cars, or more suitably, open-air stadiums” (May 2012).
 
The group have announced they’ll kick off a U.S. headlining tour beginning September 13 in Los Angeles. Citi is the official credit card of the “Living The Dream” tour, as such Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, June 19 at 10am local time through Thursday, June 21 at 10pm. For complete details, visit: citiprivatepass.com. SLASH fanclub presales will begin June 19 at 10:00am local time, with general onsales starting Friday, June 22 at 10:00am. Each ticket purchased online to a headlining show will include a digital copy of LIVING THE DREAM (out 9/21/18); all tickets are available at: http://www.slashonline.com. The full itinerary (see below), encompasses three festival appearances: Sunday, September 16 at KAABOO Festival, Friday, September 28 at Louder Than Life Festival and Sunday, October 14 at Aftershock Festival.
 

 
 
DATE
CITY
VENUE
TICKETS
Thu-Sep-13-18
Los Angeles, CA
Whisky A Go Go
Sat-Sep-15-18
Phoenix, AZ
The Van Buren
*Sun-Sep-16-18
Del Mar, CA
KAABOO Music Festival
Tue-Sep-18-18
Salt Lake City, UT
The Depot
Wed-Sep-19-18
Denver, CO
Fillmore Auditorium
Fri-Sep-21-18
Tulsa, OK
Paradise Cove Margaritaville
Sat-Sep-22-18
Thackerville, OK (Dallas)
WinStar World Casino
Mon-Sep-24-18
Austin, TX
Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
Wed-Sep-26-18
Houston, TX
House of Blues
Fri-Sep-28-18
Louisville, KY
Louder Than Life Festival
Sat-Sep-29-18
New Buffalo, MI
Four Winds Casino Resort
Mon-Oct-01-18
Montclair, NJ
Wellmont Theater
Tue-Oct-02-18
Silver Spring, MD
The Fillmore Silver Spring
Thu-Oct-04-18
Rama, ON
Casino Rama
*Fri-Oct-05-18
New York, NY
Pier 17 @ South Street Seaport
Sat-Oct-06-18
Uncasville, CT
Mohegan Sun - Wolf's Den
Tue-Oct-09-18
Huntington, NY
The Paramount
Wed-Oct-10-18
Philadelphia, PA
Electric Factory
Thu-Oct-11-18
Boston, MA
House of Blues
Sun-Oct-14-18
Sacramento, CA
Aftershock Festival
 
*Indicates date is already on-sale.
 
For more information on SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS, visit:
 
 
Mon
18
Jun

New NITRATE Audio From Debut 'Real World' Out July 20

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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MelodicRock Records is truly excited to bring a brand new, exciting melodic rock band to light. One that characterises everything many of us love about the 80s and about driving, melodic rock n roll.
 
NITRATE is that band. And the debut album is out July 20 and can be pre-ordered now. Pre-orders will get both lead tracks via email shortly.
 

 
Pre-order NITRATE 'Real World' (Out July 20)($15 + $5 worldwide shipping)
 
 
 
British rockers NITRATE may be a new name, but you’ll recognise some of the faces.
 
NITRATE is:
Nick Hogg - Guitars & Keyboards
Rob Wylde - Lead, Rhythm, Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals (Midnite City, Tigertailz)
Joss Mennen - Lead & Backing Vocals(Zinatra/Mennen)
Pete Newdeck - Drums & Backing Vocals (Midnite City, Eden’s Curse, Blood Red Saints, Newman)
 
 
Inspired by the late 80’s rock scene with bands such as, Def Leppard, Europe, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi and GNR, Nitrate is the brainchild of Nick Hogg (guitars/keyboards) who after playing in a few bands in the early 2000’s decided after a long absence from the music scene to get back into song writing again. Needing help, Nick enlisted songwriter/musician Rob Wylde (Midnite City/Tigertailz/Teenage Casket Company) who was back living in Nottingham from the US and had the same musical influences. Rob was able to structure/produce the songs, sing on the demo’s whilst playing drums, bass and guitar. Whilst Nick also played guitar and keyboards.
 
 
 
 
Mon
18
Jun

Rock Candy Records Latest - LOVE HATE, NUTZ, FORTNOX, AXIS & SHELTER

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6 new Rock Candy titles are all available now from www.rockcandyrecords.com.
 
NUTZ 'HARD NUTZ' CANDY369
 
NUTZ HAD BEEN building a solid reputation in the UK as one of the best rock bands emerging during the mid-seventies. By constant touring and two previous well received albums under their belt, the band had secured a solid fan base and strong support in the media, helping to position them as an act to watch for bigger and better things. Under normal circumstances that would have all been well and good but the times they were a changing. The emergence of punk rock looming over their shoulders suddenly turned a very sunny outlook into something altogether gloomier.
This situation couldn’t have been more unfortunate as ‘Hard Nutz’, the band’s third studio album, was unquestionably the pinnacle of their creative achievement thus far. It was a record that fully refined their objectives by bringing not only their sound and material into a fully cohesive package but also positioned them as real contenders. Sadly, as we now know, the punk climate was not conducive to the kind of traditional hard rock that Nutz had made their own.
Issued in 1977, and featuring new member Kenny Newton on keyboards, the record was greeted with an enthusiastic reception by their bulging fan base. Produced by Gary Lyons and John Sinclair (who would that same year produce the multi-million selling debut from Foreigner) the album was overwhelmed by the emergence of punk, leaving them to flounder in the mainstream. ‘Tis a pity, as tracks such as ‘Seeing Is Believin’, ‘I know The Feeling’, ‘From Here To Anywhere’ and the pre NWOBHM gallop of ‘Wallbanger’ are some of the best songs the band ever recorded.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED AUDIO, 6 BONUS TRACKS, 12 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 3,500 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM INCLUDING NEW INTERVIEWS AND RARE PHOTOS
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. SEEING IS BELIEVING 2. I KNOW THE FEELING 3. LOSER 4. FROM HERE TO ANYWHERE 5. WALLBANGER 6. PUSHED AROUND 7. BEAST OF THE FIELD 8. SICK AND TIRED 9. DOWN ON MY KNEES 10. ONE MORE CUP OF COFFEE. BONUS TRACKS LIVE: 11. SEEING IS BELIEVING 12. LOSER 13. PUSHED AROUND 14. ONE MORE CUP OF COFFEE 15. BEAST OF THE FIELD 16. WALLBANGER
 
NUTZ 'LIVE CUTZ' CANDY370
 
ALTHOUGH LIVERPOOL quartet Nutz never achieved the huge success afforded to a handful of their rivals they did, however, establish a reputation for one of the most talented and hardworking bands that occupied the mid seventies British hard rock scene. With a coveted deal with A&M Records and three well received studio albums under their belt, their last studio album ‘Hard Nutz’ had promised so much but delivered little in the way of commercial gain. It was a frustrating set of circumstances especially when you consider the quality of their records.
Faced with a lack of progress their label, having seen them play gigs, suggested that they try to reverse this situation by issuing a live album – something that would show the world how great and exciting they really were and what we were all missing. It had worked for Kiss and Peter Frampton so why not for Nutz? Enlisting the Island Mobile unit, the band booked two shows at Nottingham’s legendary Boat Club venue taping what, as it turned out, would be the final Nutz album.
True to form, the album is a red hot slice of explosive hard rock documenting this great, but underappreciated, band in full flight. With a fully comprehensive selection of tracks from the bands career including classics as ‘Seeing Is Believing’ and ‘Wallbanger’ the gloves are well and truly off. They also included two new songs ‘You Better Watch Out’ and ‘Can Be Loved’. It’s easy to see why the band is now regarded as one of the forerunners of the NWOBHM.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED AUDIO, 12 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 3,500 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM INCLUDING NEW INTERVIEWS AND RARE PHOTOS
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. SEEING IS BELIEVING 2. LOSER 3. PUSHED AROUND 4. YOU BETTER WATCH OUT 5. R.S.D. 6. JOKE 7. CAN BE LOVED 8. WALLBANGER 9. KNIFE EDGE
 
  
 
SHELTER 'FIRST STOP' CANDY382
 
THE ROAD TO fame and fortune is littered with fallen heroes, musicians that just couldn’t get a shot at the big time, languishing in the shadows, forgotten and broken by a fickle turn of fate. Many of these artists came very close to realising their dream but were let down by circumstances that were entirely out of their control. Shelter worked so hard to score a major label record deal, but this scenario was exactly what happened to them, and the band’s sole album was totally ignored.
Signed to the Polydor label, this classy East Coast outfit were signed via a production deal with the owner of the famous Hit Factory recording studio in Manhattan. It was, for a short moment in time, a dream come true. The band had and impressive style, like a knock out combination of Foreigner and Survivor. Issued in 1982, ‘First Stop’ showcased a sound that was fast becoming the biggest thing on US radio, and Shelter appeared to be act that could step up to the plate and easily knock it out of the park.
Sadly, that was not to be. The album was released with virtually no marketing or publicity, crash landing with the muted fizzle of a damp firework. Unbeknownst to them, however, import copies made their way to Europe, generating a seed of appreciation that, tragically, in the pre Internet age, could not be capitalised on. Eventually, the band split up, but their music lives on; tracks such as ‘On The Line’, ‘Tricks’ and ‘Who Do You Love’ resonate with pure spit and polish. And Listen out for ex-Steeplechase frontman Joe Lamonte’s hugely impressive vocals.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED AUDIO, 12 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 3,000 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM INCLUDING NEW INTERVIEW AND ENHANCED ARTWORK
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. ON THE LINE 2. SO GLAD I FOUND YOU 3. THE WAY I FEEL 4. WHO DO YOU LOVE 5. WHY 6. UNDERNEATH YOUR MAKE-UP 7. SHELTER 8. TRICKS 9. FOOLISH LOVERS 10. BECAUSE OF LOVE
 
FORTNOX 'S/T CANDY366
 
THE EARLY EIGHTIES were a boom time for hard rock. It seemed like albums were being released by the truckload, many from eager young hopefuls keen to grab a slice of the limelight and advance up the slippery ladder of success. Fortnox were one of the many hopefuls charging out of the starting blocks full of hope and ambition, looking to stamp their mark on a scene that was eager and receptive to new talent.
Based in the Southern state of Georgia, Fortnox could be described a storming power trio led by guitarist/vocalist Rick Fowler, who were signed to industry heavyweight Epic records. In an enterprising move the label hooked them up with up with hot shot British producer Chris Tsangarides (Ozzy Osbourne, Thin Lizzy) who took control of recording the band’s sole album, in Atlanta. The results were remarkably impressive, leaving those who heard the recordings to predict big things for the band.
The album received positive reviews but despite extensive touring, playing with the likes of Aerosmith, Cheap Trick and April Wine, support from the label began to dwindle, leaving the band vulnerable to forces beyond their control. Sadly, despite harbouring a number of great songs, such as ‘Lucifer’s Eyes’, ‘On The Prowl’ and ‘Storm Inside My Head’ (a video of which aired on the fledgling MTV) and some radio support, the band’s life support system was slowly withdrawn, leaving them unable to carry on – a real shame as the quality of this record showed enormous potential.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED AUDIO, 4 BONUS TRACKS, 16 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 3,500 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM INCLUDING NEW INTERVIEW AND ENHANCED ARTWORK 
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. ON THE PROWL 2. STORM INSIDE MY HEAD 3. RUNNING FROM YOURSELF 4. THE BEAST IN ME 5. ROCK AND ROLL CITY 6. WHAT ABOUT ME 7. LUCIFER’S EYES 8. ROCKIN’ IN AMERICA 9. ANOTHER LADY 10. DON’T SCRATCH THE SURFACE 11. HYPEROCK. BONUS TRACKS 12. DEEP INSIDE 13. STAND TO BLAME 14. THIS AIN'T LOVE THIS IS WAR 15. DANGER RULES THE NIGHT
 
  
 
LOVE/HATE 'WASTED IN AMERICA' CANDY377
 
THE LONG ROAD to stardom for Love/Hate started out reasonably well. Based in Los Angeles they won a coveted long-term deal with Columbia Records and issued a well-received debut album. It was a record that positioned them as a harder, more street-cred option to the majority of other bands playing around the Hollywood scene – somewhere between Guns N’ Roses and Skid Row. And with Jizzy Pearl they had one of the best frontmen in town, one with the look and bravado to carry them far.
When their debut album didn’t set the world on fire, through no fault of their own, a rethink was required. Part of the solution they thought was to relocate to New York and be closer to their label HQ - it would also potentially inject some fresh energy into the band. Once accomplished, and fully settled in a Manhatten loft, they set about recording ‘Wasted In America’, with a new producer, John Jansen, who had worked with a stellar list of hard rock acts, including Britny Fox, Bang Tango, Warrant and Faster Pussycat. It looked like a marriage made in heaven and to a degree it was.
‘Wasted In America’ is an electric and exciting record, produced with bluster and bravado, lending the band a monstrously dirty edge, helping to elevate their songs to another level. The guitars cut through like chainsaws and Jizzy Pearl never sounded more in command. Songs such as ‘Miss America’, ‘Evil Twin’, ‘Happy Hour’ and the title track itself, made mincemeat of the competition. If you like your rock loud, dangerous and devilishly raw then look no further.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED AUDIO, 2 BONUS TRACKS, 16 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 4,500 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM INCLUDING NEW INTERVIEWs AND ENHANCED ARTWORK
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. WASTED IN AMERICA 2. SPIT 3. MISS AMERICA 4. CREAM 5. YUCCA MAN 6. HAPPY HOUR 7. TRANQUILIZER 8. TIME’S UP 9. DON’T FUCK WITH ME 10. DON’T BE AFRAID 11. SOCIAL SIDEWINDER 12. EVIL TWIN BONUS TRACKS 13. CASTLES FROM SAND 14. SOUL HOUSE TALES
 
AXIS 'IT'S A CIRCUS WORLD' CANDY383
 
IT WAS SOMETIME in the late seventies that the Axis record started appearing in discount bins around the world. Up until then it seemed to have been a well kept secret, despite the fact that it was issued on the RCA label (via a production deal with their management’s Hologram imprint) and featured two former members of the high profile American band Derringer. Once aficionados started to hear and appreciate the record it soon became apparent that this was one of the most exciting releases of the entire era.
As a classic power trio, based in Los Angeles, featuring guitarist Danny Johnson (formerly of Steppenwolf), bassist Jay Davis and hard hitting drummer Vinny Appice, both from Derringer, Axis stood out head and shoulders above other contenders. Produced by British wünderkind Andy Johns, and recorded in the Record Plant NYC, the album packs an enormous punch, conjuring up comparisons to other seasoned 70s acts such Montrose, Mountain and, natch, Derringer. It is, it has to be said, a mystery as to why they flew beneath the radar, failing to make any commercial impact whatsoever.
If you are a fan of late seventies tough, lean and mean hard rock then there is much to appreciate here; with tracks such as ‘Brown Eyes’, ‘Juggler’ and the twisted ‘Busted Love’. In fact there is not one weak cut on the record, which in itself is a tremendous achievement. It was a fact not lost on Tony Iommi, who played the record to Ronnie James Dio before recruiting Vinny Appice to join the rejuvenated Black Sabbath.
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED AUDIO, 16 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 4,000 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM INCLUDING NEW INTERVIEW WITH VINNY APPICE AND ENHANCED ARTWORK
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. BROWN EYES 2. USTED LOVE 3. JUGGLER 4. SOLDIER OF LOVE 5. TRAIN 6. ARMAGEDDON 7. RAY’S ELECTRIC FARM 8. STORMY WEATHER 9. CATS IN THE ALLEY 10. BANDITS OF ROCK 11. CIRCUS WORLD

 
Mon
18
Jun

CORNERSTONE: On TV And On Tour

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CORNERSTONE news: After a phenomenal appearance at the BRIEFLOS-SHOW with Peter Rapp and the (rather unintentional) short feature at Stermann & Grissemann's WILLKOMMEN OESTERREICH the band had its third performance at nationwide TV ORF in just one month.On Friday, 06/08 at around 6:30 am (CET+1) Cornerstone were guests at GUTEN MORGEN OESTERREICH! The show was sent from Zwettl in Lower Austria! Beside of this, the band has a few concerts to do till the end of the year, 43 gigs in three countries so far (United Kingdom, Germany, Austria), more dates added soon!
 
06/22 AT – Wien, Donauinselfest
06/23 AT – Ternitz, Petersberg
06/30 UK – Grantham, Knipfest
07/05 AT – Wolfsberg, Orpheo
07/06 AT – Zeitlos Herzogenburg
07/07 AT – LeoLeoben, Das Habakuk
07/18 DE – Soegel, Haus Elke
07/19 UK – Northrthampton, The King Billy
07/20 UK – Caerphilly, The Patriot
07/21 UK – The Iron Road, Evesham
07/22 UK – Newark-on-Trent, The Flying Circus
07/23 UUK – Hull, O'Rileys
07/24 UK – Newcastle, Trillians
07/26 UK - Bristol, The Red Lion
07/27 UK – Leeds, Hungry Horse
07/28 UK – East Gt Grinstead, The Sussex Arms
08/25 AT – Mariazell, Strandbuffet am Erlaufsee
09/01 ATT – Langenwang, Barletti
09/14 AT – Salettl Lilienfeld
09/16 AT – Musikfest Grabern
09/22 AT – Neunkirchen, Flavour Bar
09/29 AT - Wien, Saloon Donauplex
10/26 AT – Ybbs/Donau, Danis Milchbar
11/223 AT – Sankt Gallen, Kaffeehaus Purkowitzer
11/31 AT – Villach, Jibis
12//14 DE – Straubing, The Raven
12/15 DE – Maulburg, Ochsen
 
More details about the concerts:
www.cornerstone.co.at/en/tour
www.cornerstone.co.at/en/news

 

 
Fri
15
Jun

HANK ERIX Steps Outside HOUSTON For Solo Debut 'Nothing But Trouble'

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HANK ERIX, the frontman of the Swedish AOR band HOUSTON, has announced the release of his first solo album 'Nothing But Trouble' on October 5th, 2018 via Livewire/Cargo Records UK and released an audio teaser for the upcoming music video for 'Fortune Hunter', the first single from his new album. The audio teaser can be streamed here: 
 
 
As Hank reveals: “They say that life is not about being who you are; it’s about becoming who you want to be. After almost a decade with Houston I’ve learned a lot about myself and the music that I love. These songs are me, all me, singing my heart out for the world to hear and this album has been a dream of mine, something to cross off the bucket list if you will”.
 
The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Mats Ericsson at BoomBridge Studios. Recorded at BoomBridge Studios & Erix Music & Production Studios. Executive Producer - HANK ERIX.
 
Line-up:
Hank Erix - Lead & Backing vocals
Michael Palace - Lead Guitars & Backing vocals
Soufian Ma’Aoui - Bass
Daniel Johansson - Rhythm Guitars
Mats Ericsson - Drums
Micke Jansson - Keyboard / Synth
 
Additional guests:
Linnea Vikström - Lead vocals & Backing vocals on ‘Affair Of The Heart’
Alexander Hagman - Lead guitar on ‘Affair Of The Heart’
Sam Söderlind - Guitar solo on ‘Last Chance To Love’
Michael Palace - Additional guitars on ‘Last Chance To Love’
Victor Lundberg - Backing vocals on ‘Shadowdance’
 
HANK ERIX is the frontman of the Swedish AOR band HOUSTON. A band that have been a bright star in the AOR / Melodic rock sky over their last five releases. The band received the best AOR album 2010 accolade in Classic Rock Magazine and have appeared on several impressive festivals throughout Europe such as Sweden Rock and Download Festival. Over almost a decade with HOUSTON, HANK ERIX has made quite a name for himself in the melodic rock world and it’s finally time for the release of his solo debut ‘Nothing but Trouble’.
 
The album features songs that has been marinating for years and sees the band leader of HOUSTON taking a bold step forward from the expected HOUSTON sound and sees Hank flexing his more hard rocking muscles. Tagging along with HANK ERIX on this 1700cc motorcycle ride of an album are members of Therion, Degreed, Art Nation, Wildness, Kryptonite, Palace, Gutterdämerung & Adrenaline Rush.
 
 
Fri
15
Jun

7TH HEAVEN Hit Home Run on 'Color In Motion' Album

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7th heaven releases "Color In Motion".  
10 New Songs
 
Established in Pop-Rock, 7th heaven is from a 5-member Chicago act. 7th heaven plays over 200 shows a year, has sold over 100,000 CDs, has a Worldwide fan base and plays to over one million people each year.
 
In 2014, 7th heaven charted on the Billboard Charts for 17 weeks, and went #1 in the East North Central Region with "Spectrum".  
 
In 2011, 7th heaven charted on the Billboard Charts for 21 weeks, and went #1 in the East North Central Region with "Pop Media".  
 
In 2010, 7th heaven charted again on the Billboard Charts, and went #1 in the East North Central Region with "Jukebox". Also that year the band charted with "U.S.A. - U.K." and "Merry Christmas in Chicago".
 
7th heaven has been able to develop their own unique brand of rock music that proves that the fundamentals of great pop rock song still ring true with their new release. 
 
Track Listing:
01. This Is Where The Party's At
02. Wonderful World
03. Say It Already
04. Time And Again
05. Better Luck Next Time
06. I See You Smile
07. Make You Love Me
08. Happy Now
09. Picking Up The Pieces
10. Closest Thing

Line-up on this CD:
Adam Blair Heisler (Lead Vocals)
Richard Hofherr ( Lead Guitar / Keyboards / Vocals)
Nick Cox ( Guitars / Vocals)
Mark Kennetz ( Bass / Vocals )
Mike Mooshey ( Drums )

 
Produced & Engineered by: Richard Hofherr & Adam Blair Heisler
Mixed & Mastered by: Richard Hofherr
 
Buy A Copy Here:   Direct from Band (Worldwide)  *  iTunes *    Amazon.com (U.S.)
 
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15
Jun

Double CITA Reissue Starts USA Band's Comeback

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CITA - CD1 Relapse of Reason and  CD2 Heat of Emotion as Double Deluxe Digipack CD Remastered. Limited to 1000 units only!!
 
Release date: 20th July 2018
 
CITA: is

Danny Martinez - Guitar & Lead Vocals
Antz Trujillo – Guitar, Keyboards & Vocals
Troy Benson - Drums, Percussion & Vocals
Joe Marone - Bass & Vocals

 
Relapse of Reason CD 1
 
Everytime (I Close my eyes) 4.25 / Through the Years 3.50 / These Eyes 4.04 / Stand or Fall 4.46 / Two Hearts 5.26 / Steal Another Fantasy 4.20 / Relapse of Reason 4.46 / The Fall 4.29 / No Heroes 5.43 / Who will you run to 4.43 / Changes 4.48 / Silent Soldier 5.43 
Bonus Tracks: Heat of Emotion (live) 5.01 / Through the Years (live) 4.08 / Relapse of reason (live) 4.48 / These Eyes (live) 4.11
 
Produced by Bobby Barth for N.E.H. production engineered by Ian Gilchrist
Mixed by Mark Pinske, Ian Gilchrist and Bobby Barth recorded at Big Bug Studios, Denver, Colorado 

13~15 recorded in Germany during the summer of 1997 Mixed at N.E.H. Studios in Colorado, USA

Keyboards by Bob Harris
Additional keyboards by Eddie Guion and Anthony “Antz” Trujillo Background vocals by C.I.T.A.,
Bob Harris, Bobby Barth and Matty Mastered by Mark Pinske 

 
Mastered by: JK Northrup at Alien Productions 
 
Heat of Emotion  CD2
 
Far Behind 4.57 / Heat of Emotion 4.32 / Life Goes On 4.27 / Endless Summer / 4.38 / Livin’ 4 Somebody Else 3.48 / Fly Angel Fly 4.09 / Miles away 5.10 / Say a Prayer 4.59 / Can’t we make it 4.38 / I’ll cry no more 5.29 / Find my way 6.46 Bonus Tracks: Cold Sweat 3.09 / Far Behind (live) 4.42 / Can’t we make it (live) 4.43 / Say a prayer (live) 6.22
 
Produced by Bobby Barth / Engineered by Robert Reents, Ian Gilchrist & John Kibble
Mixed by Bobby Barth & Lior Zelmanowicz

Recorded & Mixed in Denver, Colorado June 94 to Feb 95.

 
Mastered by: JK Northrup at Alien Productions 
 
Forged from what was left of the hairspray and decadence of the 1980’s hard rock scene, four high school friends were hell-bent on carving their name in the annals of rock n’ roll Their roots extend back to 1989 when the band was named “Caught in the Act”. These four were Danny Martinez, Anthony Trujillo, Joe Marone and Troy Benson. Through hard work and determination they became one of the most popular bands on the Denver rock scene. Despite being caught up in the grunge movement the band pressed on and were noticed by Bobby Barth of the band “AXE”. Eventually a deal was struck with a swedish label and the first release “Relapse of Reason” hit the streets. The result was explosive and put the band on the map. Soon after the follow up “Heat of Emotion” was released in Germany to critical acclaim. As success grew a boy band with the same name sued the band and so they changed their name to a more catchy “CITA”.  By this time Marone and Benson had left and were replaced by Lostetter and Stuntz. CITA eventually became Guild of Ages but they had already made their mark with two classic melodic rock albums. Timeless Music.
 

 

 
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Jun

GROUNDBREAKER Break Ground With STEVE OVERLAND & ROBERT SALL

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Friday, September 14, 2018
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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of new project featuring singer Steve Overland of FM and Robert Säll of Work of Art & W.E.T. under the moniker GROUNDBREAKER.
The self-titled debut will be released on September 14th. First single and video, "Over My Shoulder” available now!
 
The album is simply everything that a melodic rock fan could hope for: soaring hooklines, magnificent melodies, amazing musical performances, and in Overland, a stunning vocalist. Mixing the British and Swedish melodic rock/AOR styles, Groundbreaker is truly the best of both worlds and surely destined to be one of the highlights of the year in an already stellar year for melodic rock!
 
GROUNDBREAKER came about when a conversation between Frontiers’ President Serafino Perugino and Overland revealed that the latter was eager to collaborate with new and exciting musicians from the European melodic rock scene. The idea was immediately brought up to involve Robert Sall of Work of Art and use Alessandro Del Vecchio’s production abilities. Overland loved the initial material that was submitted and consequently, they all started to work on songs. The process was very smooth and the final result was so good that everyone thought that the name “GROUNDBREAKER” was the right way to describe the power and the vibe of the music.
 
"I’m the main composer for about half of the songs, but Ale and Steve wrote a lot as well,” tells Robert Sall. “I had to write songs with Steve´s voice in mind and that was new, but very inspiring to me. But for any fan of FM or Work of Art, I think they will be very familiar with the sound of this record!”
 
“The idea for the album was to make a classic AOR album and I think between Robert, Alessandro, Pete Alpenborg and myself, we came up with a great collection of songs,” adds Overland. "I think this is some of the best material I've worked on in a while and all of the musicians on the record are fantastic, not only as players, but to work with. I knew of Robert's writing talents on the Work of Art records, but it really turned out to be a great collaboration and I'm so proud of the results! My personal favourite song on the record is "Will It Make You Love Me.” We’ve shot a video for it and I think it's truly a future classic!"
 

 
If you like, no LOVE melodic rock, then this is simply a must hear album!
 
GROUNDBREAKER Tracklisting includes
Over My Shoulder
Will It Make You Love Me
Eighteen Til I Die
Only Time Will Tell
Tonight
Standing Up For Love
Something Worth Fighting For
The Sound Of A Broken Heart
The First Time
The Days Of Our Life
The Way It Goes
 
GROUNDBREAKER:
Steve Overland - Vocals
Robert Sall - Guitars
Nalley Pahlsson - Bass
Herman Furin - Drums
With Alessandro Del Vecchio - Keyboards
 
Produced by Alessandro Del Vecchio
 
Photo credit: Richard Manley
 

 

 
Thu
14
Jun

CHINAWHITE Return With Something 'Different'

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Ever since they got together in the second half of the Eighties, Chinawhite have been entertaining their audiences with a vivid mix of melodic, hard and progressive rock. You are now invited to check out their new album. In a way only Chinawhite can pull off, they deliver another blistering set of rock solid drums, thumping bass, guitars, guitars, more guitars and some keyboards to lift the mood. And let's not forget the amazing vocals!

No doubt this is Chinawhite at their most melodic and powerful ever.
 
2018 Line Up:
Peter Cox - orchestrations, keyboards and all guitars (Forest Field)
Sander Stappers - bass (Souls Of Deaf, Tributor)
Phil Vincent - all vocals (Tragik, D'Ercole, CranstoN)
Hans In t Zandt - drums (Praying Mantis, ex Vengeance and Mad Max)
 
with Rolf Vossen adding organ, piano and keyboards to some tracks.
 
Pre order the CD version now for a reduced price at www.rockcompany.nl
Or if you prefer digital try iTunes: Different or Bandcamp.
 
 
Thu
14
Jun

THE RADIO SUN Get 'Beautiful Strange' August 24

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Friday, August 24, 2018
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THE RADIO SUN - NEW ALBUM OUT IN AUGUST
 
Australian melodic rock band The Radio Sun will release their new album titled 'Beautiful Strange' on August 24 via Pride & Joy Music Germany and Anderstein Music Japan, with pre order details to be announced shortly.
 
This will be the fifth full length album released by the band, their fifth album in five years. Produced by the band, the album was mixed by Paul Laine (solo, Dark Horse, The Defiants) and mastered by Bruno Ravel (Danger Danger, The Defiants).
 
The Radio Sun recently returned from shows at MelodicRock Fest in the United States and Sweden Rock Fest to glowing reviews.
The Radio Sun has already been confirmed for next year's HRH AOR Fest in the U.K with shows in Japan t.b.a.
 
Vocalist Jase Old & guitarist Stevie Janevski have written their strongest album to date with a focus on catchy songs, layered vocal harmonies with a guitar edge. The band is rounded out by Anthony Wong on bass & Gilbert Annese on drums. Look out for the first single 'Hold On Tight' which will be released next month.
 
Like the band via:
Instagram: theradiosun
YouTube: the radio sun
 
Wed
13
Jun

SNAKES IN PARADISE 'Step Into The Light' Sept 14

Thursday, September 14, 2017
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Snakes In Paradise came to the attention of melodic rock fans in 1993 when they acted as the back-up band for Mark Free. The band introduced the world to their original material soon thereafter when their self-titled debut album was released in 1994. Produced by the late Brett Walker (Alias, Jeff Paris, Mitch Malloy), the album showcased a combination of British hard rock mixed with American AOR delivered by a soulful blues rock singer and four outstanding musicians. It was truly a dynamic record with immediately hummable melodies while simultaneously not sacrificing the heaviness and power of hard rock. 
The band’s second album, “Garden of Eden” followed in 1999 and was inspired by Whitesnake’s more popular and most well-known material, thus satisfying fans of the musical formula on the band's debut. After the release of “Dangerous Love” in 2002, another album chock full of hooks and harmonies, the band called it a day.
Singer Stefan Berggren wound up working with Company of Snakes (a band formed by former Whitesnake members Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, and Neil Murray), Lee Kerslake (ex-Uriah Heep, Ozzy Osbourne) and Razorback for a stretch of time, but in 2016, the members of Snakes In Paradise reconvened to discuss making more music together. "I started to get more and more questions from journalists about a new Snakes In Paradise album,” tells singer Stefan Bergreen. “I was also asked to write some songs in the Snakes style by a few different musicans. One of them was Alessandro Del Vecchio, with whom I did an album called 'Revolution Road'. On that album, some of the Snakes guys were guests. The album turned out great and eventually, Snakes started to get lots of show offers. One being from the Rockweekend in Stockholm. After the show, I decided to send one of the songs I wrote to Serafino, the President of the Frontiers label. He liked what he heard and offered us a record deal immediately. And here we are!"
“Step Into The Light” is the band's first album in 16 years and again melds the melodies of classic US AOR of the 80’s with some truly exquisite hard rock. Stefan Berggren’s voice is better than ever and the songwriting is more refined than ever. “Fans should expect a Snakes In Paradise album with a familiar sound,” continues Stefan Bergreen. "Not much has changed musically from the first albums, really. Still the same drum kit and same guys playing together. That makes this our signature sound, but perhaps this time a bit beefier and more mature. We are better musicians now and with a little more depth to the songwriting."
"We always have a special magic when we play and write together,” concludes Stefan. "We poured our hearts into this album and we hope you like it as much as we do. This could be the strongest album of all the albums we have done. We also hope to see the fans on the road some day soon!”
If you like R-O-C-K, then you just can’t miss this album!
 
Tracklisting:
1. Wings Of Steel
2. Silent Sky
3. Will You Remember Me
4. Angelin
5. Living Without Your Love
6. If I Ever See The Sun Again
7. After The Fire Is Gone
8. Love On The Other Side
9. Things
10. Liza
11. Life's Been Good To You & Me
12. Step Into The Light
 
BAND MEMBERS: 
Stefan Berggren - Lead vocals, acoustic guitar & keyboards
Thomas Jakobsson - Electric guitar & acoustic guitar
Stefan Zimman Jonsson - Lead guitar  
Tomas Pomma Thorberg - Bass
Peter Petterson - Drums
 
Connect with Snakes In Paradise: https://www.facebook.com/SnakesInParadise/
 
Wed
13
Jun

AOR Blvd Presents KLEPSTEEN PEIFFER & SAMPSON

 
​News from AOR BLVD RECORDS: Klepsteen, Peiffer and Sampson
 
What Happens When legends Of The The Quad Cities, ​Illinois hard rock music Unite?:

K Randy Klepsteen, Guitarist...Formely Of The Daily Planet 
P Bill Peiffer Guitars, Vocals...
Mr Lynn Allen himself and King of Iowa , Jesse Johnson and Pilot 
S  Kevin Sampson Drummer extrordinaire ....From Bands like Monarch, Lipstick , Meet The Press And currently Lynn Allen...

 
​They've taken influences From all their acts , local favourites The Daily Planets - No Time To Lose lp is a much sort after rocking debut amongst Aor Authorities .....Whilst Lynn Allen spans a 36 year career ,10 cds and inductees to Iowa Hall of Fame snd invited By Melodic Rocks Andrew Mcniece to play their fest in Chicago 2018..

The mix of Klepsteen/Peiffer is  great songwriting  
The Mix of Klepsteen/Peiffer has a killer mid west feel , with the power supplied by Kevin Sampsons' heavier influenced bands you have a winning formula
This Five Track Mini Lp contains a  unique homage to dead rock stars with "Freddy We Need You Now" ( lyrics tell the tale,  *see below )
​Destined to be a regional favourite with a video to boot , plus two more videos makes this project very exciting...
 

 
TRACKLISTING:
1) Sad Way (I Did'nt Hear You Wrong Or Nothin')
2) What It Takes
3) Sarah's Eyes
4) Freddie We need You Still
5) Wear Me Out
 
 
Wed
13
Jun

LIVESAY Sign To New Label & Announce Career-Spanning Compilation

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Saturday, September 15, 2018
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LIVESAY INKS DEAL WITH RFL RECORDS – NEW ALBUM SLATED FOR FALL RELEASE
 
Livesay, the Melodic, Power Rock band from New York, NY, has signed a worldwide record deal with Pittsburgh based, RFL Records. A longtime staple of the Neo-Classical regime, Livesay are about to unleash a new album to the masses that will embrace the bands past and throttle in a new and exciting future.
 
Livesay is a prime example of a band that has flown under the proverbial radar and has self-sustained 4 incredible albums – Livesay – S/T (1996), Darkest Hour (2000), Awaken the Giant (2010) and Frozen Hell (2016). Livesay is not a novice to the big stage and has opened for a multitude of hard rocks premier acts such as Ronnie James Dio, Y&T, Dokken, Lynch Mob, Ratt, Thin Lizzy, Vince Neil, Sebastian Bach, Quiet Riot, Michael Schenker, UFO, Fates Warning and many others. In addition to appearing at the Rock N’ Skull Festival 2 years in a row, they have headlined many times as well. With very little major backing, it’s been a willingness and belief that has driven this band. Gregg Livesay had this to say, “It has always been about all of the members of this band, not just me.” “I would have nothing without them and their dedication to delivering a top-notch product to the fans.”
 
Livesay’s sound is not easily classified; musical diversity is what powers these guys. It can best be described as Neo-Classical, Melodic, Hard Rock meshed with Progressive elements that combined, deliver a sonic, dream symphony.  The band draws influences & inspiration from the likes of Yngwie Malmsteen, Classic Deep Purple, Racer X, Early Dream Theater and Early Fates Warning. With a magnitude of melodic, catchy hooks and vocal harmonies to the dark, mystical, heavy, technical progression, there is something for every rock genre to latch onto.
The new album titled “Chronicles” will feature 13 Tracks that bring the history of Livesay full-circle. From the earliest unreleased material, to the best of 1996 – 2016 and culminating with the brand new track and single, “International Man,” this album is certain to draw the attention of hard rock fans no matter what their taste. “Chronicles” drops September 14th on RFL Records.
 
"We are really thrilled to be announcing our partnership with RFL Records and Jon Marchewka and look forward to a great future together,” says the band.
 
Chronicles Tracklist:
  1. Live & Let Rock
  2. Fallen Nights
  3. Red Room
  4. Evil Eyes
  5. No Way Out
  6. Under The Table
  7. Darkest Hour
  8. Love N’ Chains
  9. You Won’t See Me Fall
  10. Awaken The Giant
  11. The Burning Times
  12. Aphasia
  13. International Man (Bonus Track)
Lineup:
Mike Gill - Vocals
Gregg Livesay - Lead Guitars, Backing Vocals
Tony Stahl – Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Rich Andrews - Bass, Backing Vocals
Keith Michaels - Drums

 

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Fri
08
Jun

HEARTS ON FIRE New Preview & Premium Preorder Link

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HEARTS ON FIRE and MRR thank fans for the overwhelming support of this upcoming debut album. Those that have pre-ordered are going to get one more completed track right now. And that goes for any new pre-orders...
 
 

MRR is excited as hell to introduce a new name in pure, lighters-in-the-air, classic AOR with a modern touch – HEARTS ON FIRE!
 
And you can get on board with HEARTS ON FIRE from TODAY as we launch the HOF-Premium Preorder.
 
 
 
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
 
Mixed and Mastered by Dennis Ward
 
 
I’m proud to launch the debut single and lyric video for HEARTS ON FIRE’s ‘Hearts On Fire’:
 
 
Single ‘Hearts On Fire’:
Bass and Keyboards by Erik Martensson
Mixed and Mastered by Erik Martensson
 
Hearts On Fire are a modern melodic rock band with a sound based on the best of the 80s scene, influences including the likes of Def Leppard, Journey, Whitesnake, Dokken and Bon Jovi.
 
Hearts On Fire is about passion for life. All the songs are born from a place of true inspiration. 
We believe that music is the perfect way to express deep emotions like Love, Pain, Regret, sadness etc. and the album ‘Call Of Destiny’ is about that. 
 
The band was formed in 2017 by guitarist Jean Funes (Sound Of Eternity), and with the help of drummer Joel Mejia (Codigo Eterno) they begun to work in new songs ideas and sketches. Later they were introduced to vocalist Richard Andermyr (Rian), by MRR’s Andrew McNeice, and together they brought to life all these songs about real life experiences.
 
 
HEARTS OF FIRE debut album ‘Call Of Destiny’ will be ready for release later in the year. Those that take part in the Premium Preorder are going to hear it far sooner.
 
MRR/HOF Premium Preorder is available today for just $30
 
Included in that preorder price is the following:
 
- Exclusive ‘Longbox’ Cardboard Sleeve Slipcover CD Packaging
- MP3 of ‘Hearts On Fire’ (emailed within 24hrs)
- Additional fully mastered, completed song ‘Holding On’ via MP3
- Weekly updates from the artist
- Exclusive Advance Release Date, receiving the CD weeks ahead of an official release
- Names included in the CD booklet
- Additional demos and completed tracks sampled along the way
- Digital Download of completed release ahead of shipping of CD
- Airmail shipping cost included
 
HEARTS OF FIRE are a long-term project for MRR and the guys, this is definitely going to be one of those debut albums you look back upon as a classic.
 
Stay tuned for more and PREORDER NOW!
 
 

 

 
Fri
08
Jun

TREAT Head To 'Tunguska' September 14

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Friday, September 14, 2018
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Frontiers Music Srl is truly thrilled to announce the release of Treat's awesome new album, ”Tunguska”, which will be released on September 14, 2018. Today, the band has premiered a music video for first single, "Build The Love", which you can see here;
 

 
Building on the success of their last two albums, ”Coup de Grace” (2010) and ”Ghost of Graceland” (2016), which were both released after the band’s reunion in 2006, Treat's return has been more than welcome by fans and critics alike. With the two latest albums having received praise as true masterpieces, TREAT is releasing their new album, packed with riveting rockers and seductive, soul searching melodic rock songs, on a wave of newfound creativity and high anticipation from their fanbase.
 
But what is "Tunguska"? “The album title is a reference to a mysterious large explosion that took place in Siberia in 1908, but metaphorically and artistically, "Tunguska" represents the last piece of the puzzle to be put in place since the band’s reunion,” says guitarist, producer and founding member Anders Wikstrom. ”It highlights the unique musicianship we have developed together over the years in the creative songwriting process, but also illustrates how we want our albums to sound and feel in the 21st century. We managed to dig deeper into the lyrical content, and musically, the dynamics in the songs and production are more distinct as we let heavy, raunchy stuff co-exist with the softer side of the band.”
 
”Tunguska” was once again produced by respected writer/producer, and longtime TREAT fan, Peter Mansson together with Anders Wikström, showcasing a band who, despite a thirty plus year career, are hungrier and more energetic than ever!
 
TREAT’s current lineup includes Robert Ernlund (vocals), Anders Wikström (guitars, backing vocals), Patrick Appelgren (keyboards, guitar, backing vocals), Jamie Borger (drums), and Pontus Egberg (bass). ”My goal has always been to capture the band in the studio when we can reflect what we are like at a live performance peak. That´s why we did not continue touring for another extended period on the back of the last album ("Ghost of Graceland") and went into the new album writing and recording process instead,” tells Anders. ”When our fans hear ”Tunguska”, this decision will speak for itself. When I listen to it, I get the same feeling I had when we finished ”Organized Crime” back in ´89, when everybody had stepped up to the plate and played as if their lives depended on it. I truly believe this is Treat's finest hour! And that goes for every single member of the band! Damn proud!”
 
The band is truly at the top of their game and songs like the outstanding lead single “Build The Love,” or rockers like the fabulous album opener “Progenitors,” "Always Have, Always Will”, and “Rose of Jericho” stand out as future live staples in the band’s repertoire. ”Every time we meet up with fans anywhere in the world, they are always full of praise for our current releases, which is really heartwarming as we do feel we don't have to rely on our 35-year back catalogue to attract audiences. We feel we are a better band nowadays, both as songwriters and live performers, matured just like a great red wine! After living with the album for some time, I find myself jumping in and out randomly on my choice for favorite songs and for some reason that has never been the case before. To me that's what a real album is about and what makes it worth working day and night to compete,” concludes Anders Wikstrom.
 
Current Schedule Dates Below w/ More To Be Announced:
 
15 Sep – Indoor Summer 2018 Festival – Hamburg, DE
4 Oct – Shibuya Club Quatro – Tokyo, JP
5 Oct – Nagoya Club Quatro – Nagoya, JP
6 Oct – Umeda Club Quatro – Osaka, JP
1 Nov – Oefenbunker – Laandgraaf, NL
2 Nov – Biebob – Vosselar, BE
3 Nov – Kubana – Siegburg, DE
5 Nov – Matrix – Bochum, DE
6 Nov – Der Cult – Nürnberg, DE
8 Nov – 7er Club – Mannheim, DE
9 Nov – Hall Of Fame – Wetzikon, CH
10 Nov – Riffelhof – Burgrieden, DE
16 Nov – Frimis Salonger – Örebro, SE
17 Nov – Katalin – Uppsala, SE
23 Nov – Sticky Fingers – Göteborg, SE
24 Nov – Palatset – Linköping, SE
 
”Tunguska” tracklisting:
1. Progenitors
2. Always Have, Always Will
3. Best Of Enemies
4. Rose Of Jericho
5. Heartmath City
6. Creeps
7. Build The Love
8. Man Overboard
9. Riptide
10. Tomorrow Never Comes
11. All Bets Are Off
12. Undefeated
 
TREAT:
 
– Robert Ernlund – lead vocals
– Anders Wikström – lead guitars and background vocals
– Patrick Appelgren – keyboards, guitars and background vocals
– Pontus Egberg – bass guitar and background vocals
– Jamie Borger – drums
 
Produced by Peter Mansson and Anders Wikström
 
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Fri
08
Jun

DREAM CHILD Channel Classic Dio On Debut Due Sept 14

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Friday, September 14, 2018
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Frontiers Music Srl had previously announced the formation of a brand new band featuring legends of the hard rock/heavy metal scene, Dream Child and today announces the release of their debut album, "Until Death Do We Meet Again" is scheduled for September 14.
 
Dream Child features:
 
Craig Goldy: Guitars (ex-Ronnie James Dio, Giuffria)
Simon Wright: Drums (ex-AC/DC, DIO, Operation: Mindcrime)
Rudy Sarzo: Bass (ex-Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake/David Coverdale, DIO)
Wayne Findlay: Guitars and Keyboards (Michael Schenker)
Diego Valdez: Vocals (Helker)
 
Of “You Can’t Take Me Down” Craig Goldy states: “It’s about when all the people, circumstances, obstacles and so forth that life can throw at us take a turn for the worst and that no matter what, we can and will prevail!”
Craig Goldy says, "The band Dream Child was conceived during a brainstorming session with Serafino (President of Frontiers) one day while discussing other matters over the phone. I mentioned that I had been listening to my favorite bands a lot recently, Deep Purple and Rainbow's “Rising" album, among others in that style and had noticed that many people who also love those bands often have the very same comments as one another: "They don't make music like that anymore!" Even though I said that in passing, Serafino asked me a question that would forever shape my future. He simply asked, "Well, can you?" and I said.....”YES!!!"
 
 
During the very first public memorial for our most beloved Ronnie James Dio, I had mentioned that whenever I do start writing original material again that I would utilize everything that I had learned from working side by side with the Master for so many years in such a way that I would hope to make him proud....and here it is! The name is inspired by one of his lyrics on the "Dream Evil" album and the nickname he gave me at the time, Dream Child!
We are so very fortunate to have bassist Rudy Sarzo as a featured guest, Simon Wright on drums, Wayne Findlay on guitars and keyboards, and a surprise vocal discovery from Argentina, Diego Valdez, whose voice will send shivers up your spine!!
 
This album will bring back memories of the days most people have thought were long gone and never to return, yet it is also new and fresh enough to be unique with some unexpected twists and turns!! No more "same old, same old" here, no fillers. Every song is an oasis in the desert and a rare gem in the coal mines of life in this new world that thinks the past greatness of rock would remain in the past. We've brought it back to life once again!!
I am very proud of this album and all who have made this become a reality. There are some big names who've lent a hand in the writing and I am amazed at the new and aggressive sound that producer Alessandro Del Vecchio has brought to these songs!!! I hope you all agree...."
 
Track Listing:
1. Under The Wire
2. You Can’t Take Me Down
3. Game Of Shadows
4. It Is What It Is
5. Playin’ With Fire
6. Light Of The Dark
7. Midnight Song
8. Until Death Do We Meet Again
9. Washed Upon The Shore
10. In A World So Cold
11. Weird World
12. One Step Beyond The Grave
 
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Thu
07
Jun

A Double Dose Of STYX Coming Your Way

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STYX ANNOUNCES TWO NEW ALBUM RELEASES FOR JUNE AND JULY:
 
‘THE MISSION’
REISSUE IN 5.1 SURROUND SOUND AND INCLUDING EXCLUSIVE VIDEO CONTENT
DUE OUT JULY 27 ON ALPHA DOG 2T/UMe;
 
TOMMY SHAW AND THE CONTEMPORARY YOUTH ORCHESTRA
‘SING FOR THE DAY!’
DUE OUT JUNE 29 VIA EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT
ON BLU-RAY, CD, AND DIGITAL FORMATS
 
AXS TV PRESENTS A SATURDAY STACK OF STYX ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING JUNE 30;
EIGHT HOUR MARATHON STARTS AT 1 P.M. ET
 
June 6, 2018 -- STYX is giving their loyal fans a double whammy of new releases in June and July.
 
First up is the highly anticipated reissue of their critically acclaimed first new studio album in 14 years, THE MISSION, on July 27 via Alpha Dog 2T/UMe. The two-disc package will include a CD of the original album, as well as a Blu-ray of THE MISSION mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound by singer/guitarist TOMMY SHAW and producer Will Evankovich accompanied by stunning visualizations for each of the album’s 14 songs based on the album artwork. Other extras on the Blu-ray include: “The Making of The Mission Documentary” of exclusive interviews of SHAW and Evankovich, four music videos—“Gone Gone Gone” (official video), “Gone Gone Gone” (video created by NASA), “Radio Silence” (lyric video) and “Radio Silence” (live video from Syracuse, NY)—and three hi-res audio playback modes. Pre-orders are available now here.
 
"THE MISSION, a concept album of all new music, is a trip,” declares TOMMY SHAW. “Now it’s coming to you in 5.1 Surround and you’re cordially invited to strap yourselves in and take that trip with us, then take it again!”
 
THE MISSION was released June 16, 2017 and debuted on various Billboard charts, including: #6 Top Rock Albums, #11 Physical Albums, #11 Vinyl Albums, #13 Current Albums, #14 Top Albums, #16 Retail, #17 Mass Merch/Non-Traditional, #29 Digital Albums, and #45 Top 200 Albums (includes catalog and streaming).
 
“The planets truly aligned for THE MISSION, and I couldn’t be prouder,” said vocalist/guitarist TOMMY SHAW upon its release, who co-wrote the album’s storyline with longtime collaborator Will Evankovich (Shaw/Blades, The Guess Who). “It’s our boldest, most emblematic album since PIECES OF EIGHT.” As founding guitarist JAMES “JY” YOUNG continued, “In the 40th anniversary year of our release of our biggest selling album of all time, GRAND ILLUSION, it just seemed truly appropriate to save our new studio album until this year. Needless to say, I’m very excited.”
 
Next, SING FOR THE DAY!, TOMMY SHAW’s solo 2016 concert performance with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra will be released on Blu-ray, CD, and Digital Audio / Video on June 29 via Eagle Rock Entertainment. Pre-orders are now available on Eagle Rock’s website.
 
Filmed before an enthusiastic audience at the intimate Waetjen Auditorium in Cleveland, SING FOR THE DAY! presented unique versions of such classics as “Blue Collar Man,” “Girls With Guns,” and “Too Much Time On My Hands.” Under the direction of principal conductor / founder Liza Grossman, with accompaniment by guitarist/musical director Will Evankovich, the Cleveland-based Contemporary Youth Orchestra blended seamlessly with Shaw to create a one-of-a-kind experience. The songs of STYX / TOMMY SHAW / Damn Yankees are infused with the energy of the finest high-school-aged musicians in Ohio, as evidenced by such performances as the epic duel between SHAW’s guitar licks and a prodigious young violinist / CYO alum Lavinia Pavlish on “Renegade.”
 
Additionally, the set includes a special version of the STYX classic “Crystal Ball” featuring the debut of a lost verse that was never recorded.
 
As TOMMY SHAW says, “SING FOR THE DAY!, a retrospective look at some of my favorite songs I’ve written and co-written, performed with  Contemporary Youth Orchestra, now remixed in glorious 5.1, takes them all to a higher place I’d never imagined."
 
This show also marked the 10-year anniversary of STYX’s original 2006 performance with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra -- One With Everything (previously released via Eagle Rock Entertainment on multiple formats).
 
It was truly a night to remember, as SHAW notes: "It was so much bigger and more everlasting than any of us imagined it would be."
 
In addition to the full 13-song set, the SING FOR THE DAY! Blu-ray includes 96K stereo audio of four songs with TOMMY SHAW and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra not included in the program -- “Down That Highway,” “The Great Divide,” “I’ll Be Coming Home,” and “The Night Goes On” -- soundtracking a slideshow of photos from the show, rehearsals, and behind-the-scenes.
 
SING FOR THE DAY! Track Listing:
 
1. Overture
2. Girls With Guns
3. Too Much Time On My Hands
4. Fooling Yourself
5. Diamond
6. Crystal Ball
7. Boat On The River
8. Sing For The Day
9. Renegade
10. Man In The Wilderness
11. Come Again
12. High Enough
13. Blue Collar Man
 
Blu-ray Bonus songs:
Down That Highway
The Great Divide
I’ll Be Coming Home
The Night Goes On
 
And, on June 30, AXS TV presents a “Saturday STYX” lineup headlined by insightful conversations and classic performances. The day begins at 1pE, as TOMMY SHAW, JAMES “JY” YOUNG, and LAWRENCE GOWAN sit down with Dan Rather to discuss their legendary career, the creative process behind some of their most enduring songs, and what drives them to keep performing in “The Big Interview.” Next, STYX joins The Red Rocker for an epic hangout session backstage at The Venetian in Las Vegas in “Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar” at 2pE. Then, the band sails into Sin City for an unforgettable career-spanning set in “STYX: Live At The Orleans Arena Las Vegas” at 2:30pE; followed by TOMMY SHAW’s incredible performance with Cleveland’s renowned Contemporary Youth Orchestra in Sing For The Day! at 3:30pE. The block will re-air in its entirety immediately following at 5pE.
 

 
Wed
06
Jun

URIAH HEEP Still 'Living The Dream' This September

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Saturday, September 15, 2018
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British Classic Rock Icons URIAH HEEP are pleased to announce the upcoming release of their 25th studio album “Living the Dream” on September 14th via Frontiers Music Srl. 
 
“Living The Dream” will be available in the following formats:
+ CD
+ CD/DVD
+ Collector's Box feat. CD/DVD + Exclusive T-Shirt
+ Standard Black Vinyl
+ Blue Colored Vinyl - Exclusive to U.S.
+ Crystal Colored Vinyl - Exclusive to Frontiers EU Shop
+ Digital
 
In conjunction with this release through Frontiers Music Srl, the band is offering some once in a lifetime experience packages as well as signed copies of the album and many other wonderful things. Check it out at https://www.pledgemusic.com/pro-/uriah-heep-living-the--dream
Today, the first single and video for the song “Grazed By Heaven” has been released. It is available on all streaming services as well as an instant download with digital pre-orders. The lyrics for “Grazed By Heaven” were written by Jeff Scott Soto and the music was written by bassist Dave Rimmer.
“The song is clearly about sexual tension and desire, very much in the form of 'Fifty Shades Of Grey', putting oneself at ease with the person who is taking control of the situation and trusting you will be in absolute bliss. Fantasy and lust is the calling card here, it’s quite black & white really. The song is very sexy so naturally called for a sexy lyric,” says Jeff Scott Soto of “Grazed By Heaven”.
Dave Rimmer adds: 'Grazed' was born out of my desire to write a blazing Heep rock track. I put together the music and arrangement but needed a very strong melody line/lyric to match the music and the riff..... I have been a fan of Jeff Scott Soto's voice and writing for many years, so asked Jeff about a collaboration, he loved the song and came up with the perfect, & powerful lyric/melody..a very natural seamless collaboration between Jeff and I. A true 'Living The Dream' Moment for me.”
For this album the band teamed up with famed Canadian engineer Jay Ruston. 
“Working with Jay was amazing! He totally understood what we were going for on this album and he delivered big time. We wanted a Heep album that the band and the fans would be proud of, and with Jay at the helm, we have delivered that,” says Mick Box. 
When asked what people can expect from the new album Mick Box says “There are rock songs, rock ballads, and a couple of prog songs encompassing everything Heep.”
Vocalist Bernie Shaw adds that fans should also be ready for, “A full blown ‘rockin’ Uriah Heep record. All the traits that made Heep famous in the past are here on this new album. Passion, power, harmony and substance. Heep trade marks from the first riff."
The band is beyond excited with the material written for the new album, which will include some epic additions to the band’s huge catalog of rock staples and looks forward to sharing it with their fans around the world.
The band has announced a full World Tour which will last through the first quarter of 2019. "The mighty Heep are proudly able to tour in over 61 countries and we look forward to a packed touring schedule in 2018 and 2019. Touring is in our blood and what we have a passion to do, and so 2018 is no exception,” concludes Box.
View all official tour dates at: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/livedates.php
Track Listing:
1. Grazed By Heaven
2. Living The Dream
3. Take Away My Soul
4. Knocking At My Door
5. Rocks In The Road
6. Waters Flowin’
7. It’s All Been Said
8. Goodbye To Innocence
9. Falling Under Your Spell
10. Dreams Of Yesteryear
11. Take Away My Soul (alternate version) BONUS TRACK - CD/DVD Deluxe Ed.
Bonus DVD Track Listing:
Grazed By Heaven Music Video
Take Away My Soul Music Video
Making The Dream Documentary
Uriah Heep Lineup:
Mick Box - Lead Guitar/Vocals
Phil Lanzon - Keyboards/Vocals
Bernie Shaw - Lead Vocals
Dave Rimmer - Bass ss Guitar/Vocals
Russell Gilbrook - Drums & Percussion
 
 

 
Tue
05
Jun

NITRATE Debut Album 'Real World' Out On MRR July 20

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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MelodicRock Records is truly excited to bring a brand new, exciting melodic rock band to light. One that characterises everything many of us love about the 80s and about driving, melodic rock n roll.
 
NITRATE is that band. And the debut album is out July 20 and can be pre-ordered now. Pre-orders will get the lead track and one additional song via email shortly.
 
Pre-order NITRATE 'Real World' (Out July 20)($15 + $5 worldwide shipping)
 
 
 
British rockers NITRATE may be a new name, but you’ll recognise some of the faces.
 
NITRATE is:
Nick Hogg - Guitars & Keyboards
Rob Wylde - Lead, Rhythm, Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals (Midnite City, Tigertailz)
Joss Mennen - Lead & Backing Vocals(Zinatra/Mennen)
Pete Newdeck - Drums & Backing Vocals (Midnite City, Eden’s Curse, Blood Red Saints, Newman)
 

 
 
Inspired by the late 80’s rock scene with bands such as, Def Leppard, Europe, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi and GNR, Nitrate is the brainchild of Nick Hogg (guitars/keyboards) who after playing in a few bands in the early 2000’s decided after a long absence from the music scene to get back into song writing again. Needing help, Nick enlisted songwriter/musician Rob Wylde (Midnite City/Tigertailz/Teenage Casket Company) who was back living in Nottingham from the US and had the same musical influences. Rob was able to structure/produce the songs, sing on the demo’s whilst playing drums, bass and guitar. Whilst Nick also played guitar and keyboards.

A year on and with over an albums worth of material, a record contract was signed with MelodicRock Records. With Rob Wylde about to launch Midnite City, the hunt went on for a suitable vocalist to allow Rob the opportunity to focus on launching his new band. Andrew McNeice suggested a few vocalists and was keen to use an authentic 80’s singer, so Nick took the opportunity to contact Joss Mennen (Zinatra/Mennen) and asked if he would be interested in singing lead vocals on the album. (Zinatra’s ‘Great Escape’ being one of Nick’s favourite albums).

To complete the line-up, taking over mixing/drums and adding backing vocals to the album is Pete Newdeck (Midnite City, Eden’s Curse, Blood Red Saints, Newman).
 
After being mixed by Newdeck, the songs were sent to Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) who mastered them at his studio in Canada.
 
Nitrate isn’t a one-off project, Album 2 is already written with the same Hogg/Wylde writing partnership and will be coming your way in 2019.
 
And of course, for such a kick-ass album, we needed kick-ass artwork and Nello Del'Omo delivered big time!
 
Engineered by: Leon Bailey
Mixed by: Pete Newdeck
Mastered by: Harry Hess
Produced by: Rob Wylde
  
Album Artwork by: Nello Dell’Omo
 
Track Listing:
Waiting On You
Crazy Like You
Attraction
Insane
Hot Summer Nights
Crank Up The Weekend
Only You
Real World
Breathe
Dangerous
I'll Be There
 
 
 
 
Tue
05
Jun

FRANKIE SULLIVAN Sues Yet Again, This Time DAVE BICKER

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Yes, Mr Sue everybody, who once tried to have the hit TV show Survivor renamed, is at it again.
Not content with suing former band mates Jim Peterik and Jimi Jamison, this time FRANKIE SULLIVAN is going after DAVE BICKLER. For using a Survivor graphic in his advertising. The same issue that's been behind most of Frankie's lawsuits. Give me a break.
 
Here's the article from TMZ:
 
Survivor founder Frank Sullivan is pissed one of his ex-bandmates is using the band's name and logo to promote his solo career ... even though he left the group THIRTY. FOUR. YEARS. AGO.
Sullivan -- who started the band in '77 and exploded to fame with "Eye of the Tiger" -- is suing Dave Bickler, claiming the OG member agreed to leave the band in '84 and signed a contract giving up his right to use the band logo.

In docs, obtained by TMZ, Sullivan says Bickler to this day continues to promote his solo career by using the band's logo, which Sullivan says is plastered all over Bickler's website "implying current affiliation" with the band.

 
Sullivan also claims Bickler slaps the logo on promotional flyers. Even his Instagram handle makes a reference to Survivor. Sullivan's suing to get Bickler to drop the act and for damages.
We reached out to Bickler ... his attorney tells us this suit "is frivolous and simply a mean-spirited attempt to harass Dave for the success he is enjoying on his own." We're told Bickler has no need to imply he's still with Survivor, but sometimes the band shows photos of him in their promos ... "which would seem to undermine the premise of their lawsuit."
Bickler was the lead singer for "Eye of the Tiger" ... and his lawyer says this suit can't change that.
 

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