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12
Nov

TRIUMPH ‘Classics’ To Be Re-Released As Double LP, Pressed On 180 Gram Silver Vinyl

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ORIGINALLY RELEASED 30 YEARS AGO, TRIUMPH’s ‘CLASSICS’ CELEBRATED THE  LEGENDARY CANADIAN POWER TRIO’s GREATEST HITS
 
And now, on December 13th, 2019, Triumph’s 13-track ‘Classics’ will once again hit the racks (via Round Hill/Triumph Catalog), and all of the expected gems are included - “Lay It on the Line,” “Magic Power,” “A World of Fantasy,” “Fight the Good Fight,” and “Hold On.”
 
Also featured are two special live recordings that close the set - “Never Surrender” (live at the US Festival) and “Blinding Light Show/Moon Child (live at Sweden Rock).
 
The album will also be available for preorder via the link here: smarturl.it/TriumphClassics
 
“We are excited to showcase our career on the ‘Classics’ reissue,” says the band. “It’s a beautiful package and sounds awesome!”
 
Comprised of drummer/vocalist Gil Moore, bassist/keyboardist Mike Levine, and guitarist/vocalist Rik Emmett, Triumph formed in 1975 (hailing from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada). With their unique blend of progressive rock, heavy metal and soaring melodies, the band enjoyed a string of rock radio and MTV hits, in the process scoring a string of gold and platinum-certified albums and selling out arenas, thrilling fans with their award-winning live shows.
 
And in December, rock fans will be reminded once again about the power that Triumph possessed - deep in the grooves of ‘Classics.’
 
TRIUMPH: ‘CLASSICS’ TRACKLISTING:
Tears in the Rain
Lay It on the Line
I Live for the Weekend
Magic Power
Somebody’s Out There
Spellbound
A World of Fantasy
Follow Your Heart
Fight the Good Fight
Rock & Roll Machine
Hold On
Never Surrender (Live at the US Festival)
Blinding Light Show/Moon Child (Live at Sweden Rock)
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: triumphmusic.com
 
Thu
07
Nov

SONS OF APOLLO Return With 'MMXX' Due Jan 17

Friday, January 17, 2020
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SONS OF APOLLO LOUDLY RING IN THE NEW DECADE WITH
THE APPROPRIATELY-TITLED NEW ALBUM, “MMXX,”
DUE OUT JANUARY 17 ON INSIDEOUTMUSIC/SONY;
 
MMXX WORLD TOUR” BEGINS JANUARY 24 IN POMONA, CA
 
 
November 6, 2019 -- SONS OF APOLLO--former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force)--are ready to ring in the new decade with a sonic boom with their second studio album, appropriately titled, MMXX (pronounced: 20/20).
 
Produced by The Del Fuvio Brothers (Portnoy and Sherinian), MMXX will be released on January 17, 2020 via InsideOutMusic/Sony as a standard CD package, Limited Edition 2 CD package (which includes instrumental mixes and a cappella excerpts), 2 LP + CD package, and on all digital formats. Pre-orders for all formats will be available starting November 15, which will include an instant download of the album’s first single, “Goodbye Divinity,” on iTunes and Amazon.
 
A teaser trailer was released on Inside Out’s official YouTube page:
 
 
“Stylistically, we have followed the same path as the debut,” outlines drummer Mike Portnoy. “But we feel that it has come out stronger, simply because we know one another better. PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY was the first time the five of us had worked together, so there was bound to be an air of experimentation happening. Now, we can draw on having the experience not only of recording that album, but also of touring together a lot. And now there is clearly a lot more obvious chemistry going on.”
 
“We did 83 shows on the last tour,” adds keyboardist Derek Sherinian. “And it was so worthwhile, because we came out of it with a stronger bond, and that is certainly reflected in what we wrote.”
 
The writing process began at the start of the year, as Portnoy, Sherinian and guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal got together. “The three of us were at my home studio in Pennsylvania,” explains Portnoy. “And it took about three weeks to get all the music written. That was a very smooth process. The last time, it certainly must have felt a little weird for Bumblefoot to be writing with Derek and me, because we were strangers to him. Now, we know one another better and that helped things push along.”
 
“Because we all have our home studios, it meant everyone could record there as and when they had opportunity,” continues Sherinian. “We all had the luxury of being able to take our time to get all the parts done, which was a huge help in the way the album's come out. I suppose in all, it took about eight months to record everything.”
 
The lyrics were written by Soto, who also came up with the melody lines with input from Sherinian. “While Jeff was left to come up with the words on his own, as the melody lines are part of the music, it made sense for me to be involved with that part,” says the keyboard player.
 
There are eight tracks on MMXX, with variations in length totalling 60 minutes. “The final song is 'New World Today, which is 16 minutes long,” says Portnoy. “This one has elements similar to 'Opus Maximus' and 'Labyrinth' on the previous album. It has some insane, brilliant instrumental moments, which I am sure the fans will love.”
 
“We wanted to do something epic here, as we did with 'Opus Maximus' last time around,” adds Sherinian. “You have to remember that Mike and I come from Dream Theater, where we never bothered about how long a song was. So, for us doing a 16 minute track is not a problem.”
 
The album title was inspired by a simple chronological fact. “This will be released in mid-January 2020,” says Portnoy. “That means it will be one of the first releases in what is a new decade. So I came up with the idea of calling it '2020,’ except having it written in the Latin form of 'MMXX'.” And the album’s artwork has been created by Thomas Ewerhard (who was responsible for the cover design of PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY), which inevitably reflects the title. As Portnoy explains, “For the first record, we had a mythological feel. This time around though, there's a much more futuristic style to what we've got. It has a very 21st century appeal. And the band crest is more polished, cleaned up and a lot more modern than last time, when it had an old fashioned look.”
 
“Each member of this band has their own signature sound on their instrument,” adds Sherinian. “And when you put all of this together what you get is a wonderful five-headed beast. It makes this a sonically special band, which is definitely what comes across on MMXX. You can hear odd time signatures and amazingly crazy performances here. Overall, we've been satisfyingly more adventurous this time than we were before, and I know people are sure to love what we've done.”
 
SONS OF APOLLO have certainly enriched the music sphere since their formation in 2017. It says much that the huge talent involved immediately combined with a cohesive and recognizable individual stance on their #1 debut album, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY, acknowledged as one of the finest releases in '17. Praised by Loudwire as an “...impressive debut disc,” it was released October 20, 2017 via InsideOutMusic/Sony. It debuted on Billboard’s “Heatseeker” chart at #1, as well as at #10 on the “Rock Chart,” and #33 on the “Top Current Albums” chart.
 
PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY picked up rave reviews upon its release, and got them a nomination at the Progressive Music Awards 2018 for Best International Band:
 
“Fuck the term ‘supergroup’, that’s not what this is about. SONS OF APOLLO are simply a group that are super.” – Classic Rock
 
PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY is fierce, loud, bewildering, brilliantly performed and monstrously entertaining.” – Prog Magazine
 
“…PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY, truly lives and dies by the instrumentation, which by all involved is next level…At first listen you would be remiss not to draw comparisons from previous works of all involved, though SONS OF APOLLO is not defined by past triumphs. Rather, they represent the bridging of common attractions, with the end result being an album that is fresh and daring.” – Outburn
 
In touring news, the band’s headlining “MMXX World Tour” will launch January 24 in Pomona, CA and will take them around the world throughout the new year. Tickets are on sale now. 
 
Here’s the track listing for MMXX:
 
1. Goodbye Divinity (7:16)
2. Wither To Black (4:48)
3. Asphyxiation (5:09)
4. Desolate July (6:11)
5. King Of Delusion (8:49)
6. Fall To Ascend (5:07)
7. Resurrection Day (5:51)
8. New World Today (16:38)
 
Check out SONS OF APOLLO at any of the following stops (direct ticket links included):
 
DATE               CITY                             VENUE
 
Fri 1/24             Pomona, CA                 The Glass House (https://bit.ly/2H8kNxY)
Sat 1/25            Los Angeles, CA           The Roxy (https://bit.ly/2H8aLNb)
Sun 1/26           San Francisco, CA        The Fillmore (https://bit.ly/31FYAPj)
Tue 1/28            Salt Lake City, UT          The State Room (https://bit.ly/31D8P7e)
Wed 1/29          Denver, CO                   The Oriental Theater (https://bit.ly/2Z5QC4s)
Fri 1/31             St. Charles, IL               Arcada Theater (https://bit.ly/30igOGu)
Sat 2/1              Battle Creek, MI             The Music Factory (https://bit.ly/31IwXVQ)
Sun 2/2             Toronto, ONT.               Mod Club (https://bit.ly/2Z8OuJ8)
Mon 2/3            Montreal QUE.              Corona Theater (https://bit.ly/2KF9eyU)
Wed 2/5            Boston, MA                  Paradise Rock Club (https://bit.ly/2N2rMMx)
Thu 2/6             New York, NY               Gramercy Theater (https://livemu.sc/2KHNN1r)
Fri 2/7               Jim Thorpe, PA             Penn’s Peak (https://bit.ly/2TLMy4w)
Sat 2/8              Englewood, NJ             Bergen PAC (https://bit.ly/31MKyM7)
 
Sat 2/29            Germany                                   TBA
Mon 3/2            Drammen, Norway                     Union Scene
Tue 3/3             Gothenburg, Sweden                 Traedgarn
Thu 3/5             Kyiv, Ukraine                             N.A.U Theatre
Sat 3/7              Moscow, Russia                        RED
Sun 3/8             St Petersburg, Russia                Aurora
Tue 3/10            Pratteln, Switzerland                  Z7
Wed 3/11          Milan, Italy                                Live Club
Fri 3/13             Bilbao, Spain                            Santana 27
Sat 3/14            Barcelona, Spain                       Razzmatazz 2
Sun 3/15           Madrid, Spain                           La Riviera
Tue 3/17            France                                      TBA
Wed 3/18          France                                      TBA
Thu 3/19            London, U.K.                            Islington Assembly Hall
Fri 3/20             Eindhoven, Netherlands             Prognosis Festival
Sun 3/22           Show Brno, Czech Republic       Sono
Tue 3/24            Kosice, Slovakia                       Colosseum
Wed 3/25          Budapest, Hungary                    Barba Negra
 
 
 
Wed
06
Nov

Frontiers Announces The Signing Of ARCHON ANGEL Featuring ZAK STEVENS On Lead Vocals

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FRONTIERS ANNOUNCES THE SIGNING OF ARCHON ANGEL
FEATURING ZAK STEVENS ON LEAD VOCALS
DEBUT ALBUM "FALLEN" OUT EARLY 2020
EXCLUSIVE LIVE PREMIERE OF BAND TO HAPPEN AT 70000 TONS OF METAL 2020
 
Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the signing of Archon Angel to the label's rapidly expanding metal roster. The band's debut album, "Fallen" will be released in early 2020, with a music video for the title track and pre-orders for the album launching on December 4, 2019. The band will make their exclusive live premiere on the 2020 edition of the popular 70000tons of Metal Cruise in January. Full cruise details here: https://70000tons.com/ 
 
A new band project born from a meeting between producer/guitar player Aldo Lonobile (Secret Sphere) and former Savatage and Circle II Circle vocalist Zak Stevens Circle II Circle during the making of Timo Tolkki's Avalon's 'Return To Eden' album, of which Aldo produced and played guitar and Zak did some guest lead vocals. The two soon started talking to Frontiers about the concept of working on new music together, which was met with great enthusiasm from the label. Aldo submitted to Zak some song ideas which were reminiscent of the classic Savatage sound of records such as “Edge Of Thorns” and “Gutter Ballet”. The two felt the magic was there, so no time was wasted in getting together to craft an absolutely striking metal album.
 
Zak Stevens tells the story of how everything came together: "Aldo Lonobile of Secret Sphere was producing the 'Return to Eden' (Timo Tolkki's Avalon) album and that's how we originally met in 2018. He contacted me by email and together we chose the two songs I would be singing on. Right away, it was super easy working with Aldo and we thought very much alike as far as music and production are concerned. And now, here we are today as bandmates in Archon Angel and playing together on the debut album, "Fallen"!"
 
"For Archon Angel, we pretty much started all the songs from scratch,” continues Zak. "Aldo had quite a few songs demoed to get things started with and we just went from there. He's an amazing guitarist and I was more than impressed with everything he did. From there, everyone got involved. The band guys in Italy (Aldo - Guitars, Marco Lazzarini - Drums, and Antonio Agate - Keys) and in France (my old friend Yves Campion from the band Nightmare on bass) helped Aldo with the instrumentation. I worked on vocal melodies with Aldo, along with my wife Katherine Stevens, who is a is very creative writer in her own right. She helped Aldo and I with some amazing lyrical contributions and with the overall concept stuff for the album.”
 
"Zak had a huge impact on my musical background: he has a unique vocal tone and the milestone albums he recorded with Savatage are among my all time favourite albums,” adds Aldo Lonobile. "When Frontiers gave me the chance to work with him during the production of the latest Timo Tolkki’s Avalon Metal Opera "Return To Eden" I was very excited and everything has been super easy. I am very proud of the music we wrote together and we are a great team, stay tuned for more news!"
 
Aldo was also helped in the songwriting department by some of the most outstanding writers and musicians from the Italian Rock scene including Simone Mularoni (of DGM and Sweet Oblivion) and Alessandro Del Vecchio (Aldo’s bandmate in Edge of Forever and of course Jorn, Hardline, etc.).
 
The album itself deals with a central character, the "Archon", who is a modern day angel figure. The idea goes back to the religious system of Gnosticism. The only difference is that we are immersing the Archon's story into modern-day times. The Archon is a medium who brings messages to God (Demiurge) from the people of Earth. The only real concept to the albums is that they simply follow the story and life and times of the modern day "Archon" and his life as he is called upon to protect the people of earth through frightening, turbulent times.
 
Archon Angel are currently working on booking some live shows to present the band in the live environment, but their exclusive live premiere will happen at the 2020 edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise. After recent additions such as Devin Townsend and Sortilège to the line-up that already features names like Emperor, Epica and Wintersun, 70000 TONS OF METAL, The Original, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, is excited to announce another world premiere event on board, namely the very first live show by Zak Stevens’ new project Archon Angel. Whoever has been following 70000 TONS OF METAL, The Original, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, over the past 9 years, does not only know that it is much more than just another festival at sea. They will also know that one of the things that make it such a unique once in a lifetime event is that even now, only 2 months before the Independence Of The Seas will take 3000 metalheads and 60 world class heavy metal bands from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Cozumel, Mexico, from January 7th to 11th, for Round 10, the Skipper and his crew always manage to surprise fans with specials - including one time performances, album and band anniversaries, unexpected jam band constellations, and other premieres exclusively happening on board.
 
If Savatage are a favorite of yours, then Archon Angel's "Fallen" may well be your album of the year!
 
Lineup:
Vocals : Zak Stevens
Guitars : Aldo Lonobile
Bass: Yves Campion
Drums: Marco Lazzarini
Keyboards & Piano (Studio): Antonio Agate
 
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Tue
05
Nov

RAINIUM Launch Debut Album Featuring MICHAEL VOSS

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Just in time for the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the debut album “Sounds Of Berlin” by the German-British hard rock band RAINIUM will be released.
 
With Michael Voss, band founder and guitarist Rainer Krenzke has brought on board top-class support for the vocal part and the studio work.  Michael Voss is known as frontman of Mad Max, Casanovo, ex-Bonfire, band projects like Wolfpakk, Rock Wolves, Phantom 5 and as producer of Michael Schenker.
 
Solo and lead guitar is played by Brit Jay Parmar, who has made a name for himself with his Dokken and George Lynch tributes and has worked as a tour and studio guitarist with bands such as Eden’s Curse, Iron Knights and The Inner Road. The bass player is Marco Tardanico, currently also bassist of the power metal band ELA.
 
WHY “SOUNDS OF BERLIN”?
 
Rainer: “The album is a tribute to my hometown and tells my own story. But above all it’s a hardrock album with all the influences of my heroes of the big bands of the 80s and 90s, played here and now. It rocks very straight and yet very versatile. In Sounds Of Berlin hard guitar riffs meet techno beats, earthy rock numbers meet acoustic guitar sounds.  But don’t be fooled - it always goes right to the point! Crank up the volume!”
 
 
Fri
01
Nov

PETE WAY Will Release His Solo Album 'Amphetamine' on Vinyl

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PETE WAY (UFO, WAYSTED) will release his solo album 'Amphetamine' on a limited edition on white vinyl, signed, numbered and with an embossed sleeve - limited to 500 copies worlwide on December 13th, 2019 via Livewire / Cargo Records UK. The album will also be available as a signed CD. This release is a reissue of the original album from 2000 by the UFO legend.
Tracklisting:
1. That's Tuff
2. Hangin' Around
3. Fooled Again
4. American Kid (What A Shame)
5. Hole
6. Hole 2
7. Crazy
8. Hand to Hold
9. That's Tuff (Demo Version)
10. Fooled Again (Demo Version)
11. American Kid (What a Shame) (Demo Version)
 
Thu
31
Oct

DIRTY SHIRLEY Debut Out Jan 24 Feat. George Lynch & Dino Jelusick

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Friday, January 24, 2020
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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce Dirty Shirley, a new band project featuring guitarist George Lynch (The End Machine, KXM, Lynch Mob, ex-Dokken) and vocalist/keyboardist Dino Jelusick (Animal Drive, Trans-Siberian Orchestra).  Check out the band's first single "Here Comes The King"
Croatian singer Dino Jelusick, over the course of just one album and one covers EP released with his band Animal Drive, has started to make quite the name for himself in the hard rock and metal scene. More than a few musicians of note have called up Dino to see if he might be interested in collaborating, which he is floored by. This talented young singer has an appreciation and deep respect for the musical heroes who preceded and profoundly influenced him. So, when George Lynch opened the doors to the idea of writing and producing a record together, Dino was more than intrigued. Frontiers, known for releasing interesting collaborations of this nature, was more than happy to be the label home for this project. 
 
The resulting album and band, Dirty Shirley - named after one of the first songs they wrote together - covers a wide spectrum of styles. Classic metal to more “traditional” Lynch Mob oriented sounds and even some hints of the first Badlands album are in the mix. Showcasing a stunning performance from George Lynch - a seemingly bottomless pit of inspired and creative guitar playing - and an absolutely over the top lead vocal performance from Dino, Dirty Shirley is going to be an easy 'must listen' for the hard rock and metal crowd. Evanescence drummer, Will Hunt rounds out the line-up. 
 
Dino says, "This record was done differently from everything else I did so far. George jammed and sent me rough versions and I tried a thousand melodies and lyrics on it. It turned out fantastic and very versatile. From r&b and rock ballads to some very heavy tunes, bluesy stuff, hard rock, rock 'n' roll, grungy vibes... everything. Will was the perfect drummer for this, loud and groovy. I recorded vocals while being on tour with TSO in the bus, every evening when we had a day off. And finished it in Croatia. You gotta listen to the whole album to get the impression of it, not only singles. But the first single will surely kick your ass, so better be prepared!”
 
George adds, "At its core, this record is built on classic guitar riffage and grooves, but is also infused with eclectic tendencies scattered about that are unexpected and challenging. 80% of the guitar work on this record is rhythms, so I wanted to create a three-dimensional sonic tapestry that complimented the more basic riffs and chords. I tried to add a little twist to everything." He continues, "It was funny because when the label approached me about pairing up with Dino, for some reason I got the impression he was an Italian pop singer. LOL. So I wrote some songs in that vein, haha. ; ) Then when I heard what he was actually all about, I had to duck back into the laboratory and reinvent the wheel. If Ronnie James Dio and young Coverdale had a baby boy, his name would be Dino." 
 
The band is currently exploring live show opportunities for 2020, so stay tuned for more news on Dirty Shirley!
 
Lineup:
George Lynch: Guitars
Dino Jelusick: Vocals, Keyboards
Will Hunt: Drums
Trevor Roxx: Bass
 
 
Tue
29
Oct

Old School Hard Rockers PASSION Debut Out Jan 24

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Friday, January 24, 2020
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Passion is a new British hard rock band inspired by the 80’s and 90’s giants of the genre. First single, “Trespass on Love” was actually the first song written for the album and the spark that ignited singer Lion Ravarez (a/k/a Dan Rossall) to start the band. "It was from here that I decided to go on and assemble PASSION as a band and produce our debut album,” says Lion. "The song is perhaps a little more mellow than the rest of the album, but it's certainly rich with influences that hail from the melodic rock and AOR genres. We wanted our first music video to showcase PASSION's attitude and sense of humour, it's very tongue-in-cheek. We hope that anyone new who discovers us will understand that we just want to put a smile on their face. The music video was directed by Jay Hillyer and we shot the footage at Impossible Nightclub in Manchester, UK."
 
The concept behind PASSION is simple: great musicianship, great songwriting, memorable melodies and hooks, serve the song first. "In addition to this,” continues Lion "we wanted to create an act using fictional characters (hence the names) as we feel humour is positive, after all this is the entertainment industry. Don't let that confuse you though, we're not a joke band. We're deeply passionate about creating high quality rock music and we're also very enthusiastic about entertaining an audience.”
 
PASSION play straight up melodic hard rock, with bold and excitable hooks and alluring musicality. "We love soulful vocals with razor sharp highs, memorable guitar riffs, and tasteful solos. If you like "songs", then you'll enjoy PASSION. I'm confident that we can make a mark on the rock and metal scenes the world over, it just takes time, but we’re gonna get there, I promise,” concludes Lion.
 
An absolute must for fans of AC/DC, Aerosmith, KISS, Danger Danger, Foreigner, Journey, Ratt, Van Halen, and the like.
 
 
“PASSION” Tracklist:
1. Intensity
2. Trespass On Love
3. Too Bad For Baby
4. Lost In The Dark
5. Back
6. Victims Of Desire
7. We Do What We Want
8. Built To Please
9. She Bites Hard
10. Big Game
 
Line-up:
Lion Ravarez - Vocals
Chance Vanderlain - Guitar
Weston James - Bass
Bobby Laker - Drums
 
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Tue
29
Oct

DECARLO Debut Album 'Lightning Strikes Twice' Out Jan 24

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Friday, January 24, 2020
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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of DECARLO’s debut album, entitled “Lightning Strikes Twice” on January 24, 2020. Today, the band has premiered the music video for the title track, which you can watch now!
 
 
The band DECARLO originated in Charlotte, North Carolina. Fronted by Tommy DeCarlo, best known for having performed with Boston since 2007, he co-founded the band with his son, guitarist Tommy DeCarlo Jr. As Tommy tells it, Tommy Jr. is truly the backbone of DECARLO. He has a great feel for what's going to work on stage, not just musically, but production wise, too and leads the charge in the band's performances. Of course no band is complete without a great supporting cast, which in DECARLO's case is provided by drummer Dan Hitz, bassist David Netta, and newest member Payton Velligan, who's a multi-talented keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist.
 
The band's debut album ,“Lightning Strikes Twice" is a very fine slice of melodic rock, deeply rooted in the sound of masters of the genre like Boston, Foreigner, Survivor, and REO Speedwagon."Without question, musically Tom Scholz has been my biggest influence. He along with Brad Delp created pure magic in the studio,” tells Tommy DeCarlo. "Brad with his amazing voice and Tom of course being one of the best songwriter/producers I've ever heard, touched not only me, but millions with their recordings. I could name quite a few other bands that influenced me as well, but none as much as the music of the band Boston!”
 
"We're very excited about the release of "Lightning Strikes Twice"!” continues Tommy. "As an artist/songwriter you're always going to be proud of your work, but there's nothing more gratifying than to please those who matter most...the fans! It's our hope that the music on this debut release will in some way/shape or form touch those who take the time to listen to it."
 
Simply put… DECARLO ROCKS! If you are a classic AOR/Melodic Rock fand, you simply can’t miss this debut album.
 
Tracklist:
1. A Better Day
2. You Are The Fire
3. Give Love A Try
4. Into The Storm
5. Lightning Strikes Twice
6. Still In Love 
7. Rock N’ Soul
8. There She Goes
9. Stand Up (Play Ball)
10. The One
11. Gotta Go
12. I Think I Fell In Love With You
 
Line-up:
Tommy DeCarlo - vocals
Tommy DeCarlo Jr - guitars
Dan Hitz - drums
David Netta - bass
Payton Velligan - keyboard/guitar/vocals
 
 
 
Mon
21
Oct

MAGNUM Announce New Album 'The Serpent Rings' Out Jan 17

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Friday, January 17, 2020
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- NEW STUDIO ALBUM IN JANUARY 2020 -
- ALBUM TEASER RELEASED TODAY -
 
Magnum guitarist Tony Clarkin is a man who seems to never stop working. He is responsible for writing all the material released by the band, and on top of that he produces their albums from the very first demo to the final mix. 'As soon as the album is finished, I start to collect new ideas,' he explains. 'That's how I've worked since the early seventies, for me that's the ideal method.' On their latest album The Serpent Rings Clarkin and Magnum's other original member, vocalist Bob Catley, prove all over again just how perfectly this established system works.
 
Magnum have recorded eleven new songs which feature all the traditional strengths of the British act and also live up to the band's ambition to explore a more rock-oriented direction. The new album, The Serpent Rings, presents Magnum the way the musicians themselves like it: rocking and at the same time melodic, straightforward but also a little playful, powerful as well as sensitive with enchanted lyrics but also with a socio-critical approach.
 
The Serpent Rings was recorded by the Magnum line-up consisting of Clarkin, Catley, keyboardist Rick Benton and drummer Lee Morris, plus their latest addition, bassist Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Place Vendome, Unisonic, among others), who joined the fold to replace Al Barrow.

Magnum's major European tour has been scheduled to start in March 2020, initially with a number of headlining shows, to be continued by a first-rate package together with Gotthard from Switzerland. This extremely successful collaboration first passed the litmus test a few years ago, and Clarkin, Catley & Co. are very enthusiastic: 'Along with some classic numbers, we will also present four or five songs from The Serpent Rings,' the band promises, providing even more reasons for their fans to mark the dates in their calendars.
 
Today will see the arrival of the first album teaser for the new album.
 
 
"The Serpent Rings" will be released January 17th, 2020 through Steamhammer/SPV as CD digipak, 2LP gatefold version, limited box set, download and stream: 
 
Tracklisting:
 
1. Where Are You Eden? 5:37
2. You Can't Run Faster Than Bullets 5:40
3. Madman or Messiah 5:18
4. The Archway of Tears 6:21
5. Not Forgiven 5:48
6. The Serpent Rings 6:47
7. House of Kings 4:47
8. The Great Unknown 5:27
9. Man 5:31
10. The Last One on Earth 3:43
11. Crimson on the White Sand 4:53
 
MAGNUM live 2020:
 
Headline Tour
19.03. UK-Glasgow - Garage
20.03. UK-Belfast - Limelight 1
21.03. IRL-Dublin - Voodoo Lounge
22.03. UK-Cardiff - Tramshed
24.03. UK-Sheffield - Leadmill
25.03. UK-Hull - Welly
26.03. UK-Manchester - Academy 2
28.03. UK-Holmfirth - Picturedrome
29.03. UK-Cambridge - Junction
30.03. UK-Birmingham - Town Hall
31.03. UK-Norwich - Waterfront
02.04. UK-Exeter - Lemon Grove
03.04. UK-Southampton - Engine Rooms
04.04. UK-London - Islington Assembly
05.04. NL-Uden - De Pul
06.04. DE-Kiel - Max Music Hall
08.04. NO-Oslo - Vulkan Arena
09.04. SE-Huskvarna - Folkets Park
10.04. SE-Stockholm - Fryshuset Klubben
11.04. SE-Karlstad - Naesfabriken
13.04. SE-Gothenburg - Pustervik
14.04. SE-Malmo - Babel
 
on tour with GOTTHARD
 
16.04. DE-Frankfurt - Batschkapp
17.04. DE-Regensburg - Airport Obertraubling
18.04. DE-Balingen - Volksbank Messe
20.04. DE-Munich - Tonhalle
21.04. DE-Farth - Stadthalle
22.04. DE-Hamburg - Grosse Freiheit 36
24.04. DE-Hannover - Capitol
25.04. DE-Bremen - Pier 2
26.04. DE-Berlin - Tempodrom
28.04. DE-Singen - Stadthalle
29.04. DE-Cologne - E-Werk
30.04. DE-Saarbracken - Garage
 
Headline Tour
 
01.05. CZ-Prague - Nová Chmelnice
02.05. DE-Schwalmstadt - Kulturhalle
05.05. DE-Stuttgart - Im Wizemann
07.05. CH-Pratteln - Z7
08.05. IT-Milan - Legend
09.05. IT-Bologna - Alchemica
11.05. ES-Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
12.05  ES-Madrid - But
13.05. ES-Bilbao - Santana 27
16.05. UK-Nottingham - Rock City
 
 
Fri
11
Oct

KING OF HEARTS Sign MelodicRock Records For New Album Nov 22

Friday, November 22, 2019
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MelodicRock Records is thrilled to announce the first signing in the next phase of the label’s history.
 
On November 22, MRR will bring the brand-new self-titled KING OF HEARTS album to fans of exquisitely produced and performed melodic rock.
 
MRR will handle the CD release for the world except for North & South America and Japan. The band will handle those territories via their own distribution.
 
The band recently released the first single from the all-new studio record, a masterpiece of mature AOR with performances only studio veterans of this calibre could deliver.
 
The first single, “Don’t Wait,” is a poignant reminder to reach out to those we love today for tomorrow might be too late.
 
 
For this album, KING OF HEARTS is:
 
Lead Vocalist TOMMY FUNDERBURK
Founding Member and Lead Guitarist BRUCE GAITSCH
Producer/Engineer/Keyboardist CJ VANSTON
Bassist JOHN PATITUCCI
Drummer KEITH CARLOCK
 
 
“We were so excited about this new music and can’t wait to share it with everyone!” says King Of Hearts founding member Tommy Funderburk.  The group’s lead vocalist has good reason to be elated. King Of Hearts has recorded their fabulous new album at Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville and Tree House Studios in LA with a band comprised of a who’s who of writers and players and one of the most recorded voices in music.
 
“The sound of the record is “modern classic rock.”  Funderburk explains “If you mix the sound of the Eagles, Don Henley, Bruce Hornsby with Toto and Def Leppard with a splash of Keith Emerson and Coldplay, what would that sound like?” It sounds awesome! We started referring to it as Modern Classic Rock because of all the different elements and textures to the music we were creating.”
 
According to producer/engineer/keyboardist, CJ VANSTON, King Of Hearts might be the most famous band you’ve never heard. But, while you might not know them by name, you’ve heard them on thousands of hit recordings for some of the world’s most successful artists.
 
In addition to recording with Toto, John Mayer, James Taylor, Diana Ross, Larry Carlton and many more, drummer, KEITH CARLOCK, has for the past 15 years been the driving force in the studio and on the road for Steely Dan. Sting calls Keith ”one of the greatest drummers in the world.”
 
Multi Grammy winner, bassist, JOHN PATITUCCI, has played on countless albums and toured with artists such as B. B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, and Sting. In 1986, John was voted by his peers as the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences MVP on Acoustic Bass and most recently won his third Grammy as member of the legendary Wayne Shorter Quartet.
 
Composer, producer, arranger, keyboardist, CJ VANSTON has worked with artists such as Prince, Toto, Def Leppard, Celine Dion, Justin Timberlake, Bob Seger and countless others. In addition to scoring the Christopher Guest’s films Waiting For Guffman, Best In Show, Almost Heroes and For Your Consideration, CJ has performed as musical director and keyboardist for Joe Cocker, Tina Turner, Tears For Fears and the legendary Spinal Tap along with recently produced Toto’s highly acclaimed album, Toto XIV.
 
Founding member and lead guitarist, BRUCE GAITSCH has written with and for numerous platinum artists including Chicago, the number one songs “La Isla Bonita” (Madonna) and “It Don’t Mean Nothin” and “Right Here Waiting For You” (Richard Marx) and recorded with artists such as Roger Waters, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Chicago, Richard Marx, Celine Dion and many more.
 
TOMMY FUNDERBURK established his recording career as lead vocalist in the critically acclaimed group, Airplay with David Foster that featured the original recording of the classic number one song, “After The Love Is Gone.” Tommy’s vocals are featured on hundreds of recordings with artists as diverse as Boston, Jimmy Page, Celine Dion, Whitesnake, Rod Stewart, David Foster, Toto, Bon Jovi, Heart, Spinal Tap, Elton John, Cheap Trick, Pat Benatar, Yes, Bad Company, REO Speed Wagon, Motley Crue, Spinal Tap and many others.
 
Some of today’s most respected studio musicians and legendary artists have adding their talents to the album including Timothy B Schmit (Eagles), Peter Cetera (Chicago), Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Chris Rodriguez (Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Vince Gill), and Janey Clewer (Sarah Brightman, Julio Iglesias, George Benson).
 
KING OF HEARTS ‘King Of Hearts’ will be released worldwide November 22.
 
Please enjoy a preview of the album with this EPK:
 
 
 
Thu
10
Oct

PRAYING MANTIS Live Album 'Keep It Alive' Out December 6

Friday, December 6, 2019
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Recorded live at Frontiers Rock Festival V in Milan, Italy on April 28, 2018, this brand new live release shows PRAYING MANTIS offering the crowd a setlist of new songs and several classic tracks, including selected cuts from the now legendary debut album, “Time Tells No Lies". An awesome release, showcasing the repertoire of one of the most consistent British hard rock bands around.
 
Originally formed in 1973 by the Troy brothers, Tino and Chris, Praying Mantis became one of the most influential bands of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM). The band is also one of a very small number of bands from that era to have remained an ongoing concern over the intervening years, and to still record and appear live regularly. The debut Praying Mantis album, “Time Tells No Lies” (Arista) was released in 1981 to critical acclaim, and it remains a significant milestone in the history of NWOBHM. Following a short-lived reformation of most of the original line-up of Praying Mantis in 1987, the band went back on hiatus until offered the chance to play in Japan with ex-Iron Maiden members Paul Di’Anno and Dennis Stratton in 1990. This experience injected new life into the band, and also marked the beginning of a productive 15 year partnership with Dennis Stratton. 
 
The band’s second official studio album, “Predator in Disguise” was released in 1991, and the band have continued to write and release new material every two to three years ever since, with a shifting line-up which has featured the likes of Doogie White, Gary Barden, Bernie Shaw, Bruce Bisland, Mike Freeland, Gary Mackenzie, and many other figures from the cream of Britain’s rock fraternity. Following another major change in line-up (including the departure of Dennis Stratton), Praying Mantis signed with Frontiers in 2007 and recorded the album “Sanctuary”, which was released in 2009. The album, considered to be one of the finest of their career, has received consistently positive reviews, as have the follow-ups, "Legacy" and "Gravity”.
 
Whether gigging in support of their latest releases, writing new material, or re-visiting other songs from their extensive back-catalogue, the Troy brothers, along with guitarist Andy Burgess and newest recruits, John 'Jaycee' Cuijpers on vocals and Hans In T' Zandt on drums and vocals, remain committed to the blend of melody and power in their music that has become a trademark of the Praying Mantis sound, and, some three decades after forming, the band is still completely dedicated to entertaining a seemingly ever-growing army of fans across the globe.
 
 
Check out Praying Mantis live on tour:
Wed 6th November - The Cavern Freehouse, London
Thurs 7th November - The Brickies, Norwich
Fri 8th November - Hard Rock Hell XIII
Sat 9th November - Classic Rock Weekender, London
Sat 30th November - WinterStorm XiX, Troon, Scotland
 
Tracklist:
1. Captured City 
2. Panic In The Streets
3. Highway 
4. Believable 
5. Keep It Alive 
6. Mantis Anthem
7. Dream On
8. Fight For Your Honour
9. Time Slipping Away
10. Children Of The Earth
 
Line-up
John 'Jaycee’ Cuijpers - lead vocals
Andy Burgess - guitars
Tino Troy - guitars and vocals
Chris Troy - bass guitar and vocals
Hans In T’ Zandt - drums
 
 
 
Thu
10
Oct

HOUSE OF SHAKIRA's New Album 'Radiocarbon' Out December 6

Friday, December 6, 2019
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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the upcoming release of HOUSE OF SHAKIRA's brand new album “Radiocarbon” on December 6th.  Today, fans can enjoy the first single and video, 'Delusion' 
 
“Radiocarbon” is House Of Shakira's ninth original studio album and shows the band gaining even more maturity and depth in the songwriting department and truly operating at the top of their game. Singer Andreas Novak says, “We are very proud to release this particular record with Frontiers. We are certainly in good company, but what counts most is that “Radiocarbon” is truly our strongest and most substantial record ever. Also, thanks to the mighty Pontus Norgren (Hammerfall) for the outstanding production job he did on this record. Hold onto your hats!"
 
Originally formed in Stockholm, Sweden around 1991, House Of Shakira released their debut album, "Lint" in 1997. They have a unique sound that stands out amongst other bands in their genre as they craft melodic hard rock of the highest quality with vocals that soar, melodies that rise, and guitars that bring it all together. All these components make for a sensational listening experience. Because of the diversity of the lyrics and the music, House Of Shakira does not fall under your typical hard rock classification and appeals to a musically inclined audience and fan community. The band's motto is "try every idea with an open mind", meaning that every member of the band contributes their personal musical ideas: writing the lyrics, rhythm patterns, chord changes, and crafting special melodies.
 
The band is currently plotting European tour dates for 2020, so stay tuned for more news on that soon!
 
 
Tracklist:
1. Herd Instinct
2. One Circumstance
3. Not Alone
4. Radiocarbon
5. A Tyrant´s Tale
6. Delusion
7. Save Yourself
8. Sweet Revenge
9. Scavenger Lizard
10. Like A Fool
11. Falling Down
 
Produced by Pontus Norgren
 
Line-up
Per Schelander - Bass, Backing vocals, Percussion
Mats Hallstensson - Lead Guitar, Backing vocals, E-bow
Martin Larsson - Drums
Andreas Novak - Lead Vocals, Backing vocals, Handclap
Anders Lundström - Guitar
 
 
Wed
09
Oct

CYHRA Release New Studio Album ‘No Halos In Hell’ on November 15

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Friday, November 15, 2019
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Boosted by the success of their 2017 debut, »Letters To Myself«, Swedish bashers CYHRA are using that momentum and pushing forward with a new album, »No Halos In Hell«, and Nuclear Blast fully behind them. Founded by vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE) and guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), CYHRA has gone from being reminiscent of the duo's former bands to having an identity all its own. In fact, »No Halos In Hell« is one of those rare albums that defies being placed neatly in a boxed-up metal genre coming out heavy and dynamic, yet loaded with melodic vocal hooks that stay nailed to the brain for days while keeping the impact hard and heavy. Fusing these two elements in the best way possible was CYHRA's main focus this time out. 
 
"When I was writing, I sat down and thought about what worked and what didn't work on the first album. What I was focusing on the most for »No Halos In Hell« was making the songs more live oriented, and I think that live 'friendliness' of the songs also brings the catchiness up to another level. I was constantly thinking about hook lines that should stick in your head." says Jake E.
 
As strong as »Letters To Myself« was as a debut, »No Halos In Hell« is head and shoulders above it in every way. The addition of guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING) as a full member has raised the creative process to a level where, according to Jake E, "Everyone is playing to the point of what is best for the song." There is no showboating, no push-pull of the individual members trying to claim their moments in the spotlight. CYHRA is a unit and everyone involved is striving to get the most out of the songwriting. This included Jake E, as the principal songwriter, being open to ideas from his bandmates and working with American songwriter / keyboardist Mark Mangold (Michael Bolton, Cher) on the ballad ‘Lost In Time’.
 
»No Halos In Hell« also showcases Jake E's growth as a lyric writer, digging deep and going so far as to address his brother's suicide on ’Battle From Within’. He calls it a personal album but the lyrics are open to interpretation for the listener.
 
"I was trying to write the lyrics in a way that they mean something to me, clearly," says Jake E, "but I want the listener to hear the lyrics and know what those feelings are that I'm talking about."
 
For those that want to try and label CYHRA with a genre stamp, one listen through »No Halos In Hell« will instantly solidify the stance that Jake E and his bandmates think and play outside the box. This is reflected in the multi-faceted spread of tracks from lead-off track ‘Out Of My Life’, the thundering ‘Kings Tonight’, the soaring folk-flavoured ‘Blood Brothers’, the tender ‘Lost In Time’, and the schizophrenic ‘Hit Me’. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.
 
As for the unique title of the album, it was Jesper Strömblad that came up with »No Halos In Hell«. In fact, it was proposed as the title for the first album before it was completed but CYHRA chose to wait for album #2. Trusting their instincts paid off in a big way.
 
"The great thing is that the title can be interpreted in many different ways," says Jake E. "I look at it as 'You've been good your whole life; you can't be here partying with us (laughs)."
 
Jake E | lead vocals (ex-Amaranthe)
Euge Valovirta | lead guitar (ex-Shining)
Jesper Strömblad | rhythm guitar (ex-In Flames)
Alex Landenburg | drums (Kamelot)
 
Producer - Jacob Hansen
Co-producer - Jake E
 
 
 
Tue
08
Oct

MATS KARLSSON Delivers 'The Time Optimist' Dec 6

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Friday, December 6, 2019
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 Mats Karlsson, guitarist and songwriter with classic Swedish hard rock act 220 Volt is releasing his first ever solo album titled “The Time Optimist” on December 6th 2019. Mats, a native Swede grew up in Östersund in northern Sweden but has resided in Stockholm since the mid 80's. 
 
The new record is a collection of songs that are a bit more laid back than the 220 Volt stuff, and move freely between rock, hard rock, singer/songwriter style and some AOR-touches here and there.  
 
Mats asked his brother Ulf to play all keyboards, and gathered some great musician friends to help out incl. drummer Björn “Grizzly” Höglund (Easy Action, The Summit, Hoven Droven), drummer Peter Hermansson (220 Volt, Talisman, John Norum), Bass-ace Nalle Påhlsson (Therion, Treat, Easy Action), and also some well-known musicians in Sweden as drummer Mike Ajax, bassist Lars Ericsson (The Summit), the first 220 Volt singer Christer “Frille” Åsell and also vocalist Jenny Fall. “The Time Optimist” consists of 11 tracks in different styles, nine tracks penned by Mats, one by Mats co-written with Björn Höglund, and the album also has a cover of the track “Real Gone” by Sheryl Crow/John Shanks. There are two duets where Mats shares the lead vocals with singer Jenny Fall, and one with “Frille” Åsell. 
 
The term “time optimist” is a Swedish expression referring to a person who is always positive that he/she will achieve a certain amount of work in specified time and often failing.  This self-produced release will come out on CD, vinyl and on digital platforms on December 6th 2019.  
 
“Megalo Seitani” will be available as a lyric video & single on October 4th. A second track will also be released ahead of the album. 
  
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Thu
03
Oct

SILENT TIGER Premium Pre-order Last Call!

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LAST CHANCE TO GET IN ON SILENT TIGER PREMIUM PREORDER!
 
Join now and have 3 updates emailed to you containing the lyric video, 1 final master and a bunch of demos for the album. And you'll be getting the album ahead of release - Dennis Ward is currently mixing the album now!
 
New audio previews of two rough demos:
 
 
MRR Premium Preorder will available to anyone interested in the projects, but only for a select period of time once announced.
 
MelodicRock Records has delivered two quality albums via the Premium Preorder platform - HEARTS ON FIRE and FICTION SYXX. Now it is time for the next round.
 
 
SILENT TIGER is the next exciting chapter in the musical journey for MRR’s own Jean Funes, founding member and guitarist of Sound Of Eternity and Hearts On Fire.
With HOF vocalist Richard Andermyr working on new RIAN material this year, Jean asked to be put to work and who better to work with than another stalwart of MRR, vocalist David Cagle.
 
Together, along with master drummer Joel Mejia (Hearts On Fire), the trio forms SILENT TIGER.
 
SILENT TIGER are:
Jean Funes - Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Acoustic Guitar (Sound Of Eternity)
David Cagle - Vocals (Northrup Cagle, LastWorld)
Joel Mejia - Drums (Hearts On Fire, Codigo Eterno)
 
With:
Andreas Passmark - Bass
Dennis Ward - Keyboards
Jonas Oijvall - Keyboards
 
JOIN THE SILENT TIGER PREMIUM PREORDER!
 
 
 
Jean Funes comments: “It has been a pleasure working with David on this album. He adds that amazing and powerful soulful voice and takes every song to another level. We’ve been working for months on the songs and its wonderful how the songs have developed naturally and have taken life on their own.  This album is going to have the right edge to it, but at the same time plenty of melody and uplifting songs. You will hear elements of Def Leppard, Van Halen, Dokken, Motley Crue, Europe and more, because every one of these bands are a big influence to us, but I think Silent Tiger is very original with its approach to rock music.”
 
Nello Dell’omo continued the family affair by once again creating band’s great logo and the cover artwork, which will be revealed shortly.
 
It is MRR and Silent Tiger’s pleasure to debut their first ever song, one which sets up the sound of the coming album. Please enjoy ‘Chasing The Wind’ in its entirety:
 
 
Those familiar with the HEARTS ON FIRE premium preorder will know what to expect by joining the SILENT TIGER campaign.
 
Pre-order now and you will get the debut single sent to you along with two additional raw writers’ demos. Then in the coming weeks you will be first to hear more new demos as well as the debut lyric video for the single as well as every other song at the various stages of completing that they go through.
MRR/FS2 Premium Preorder is available today for just $30
 
Standard inclusions in the PP Packs include the following:
 
- Exclusive Special Edition Packaging (TBA)
- WAV file of debut track
- Weekly updates
- 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
 
Stay tuned for more and PREORDER NOW!
 
 

 

 
Thu
03
Oct

Escape Music Announce CARL SENTANCE PERSIAN RISK Double Album

Friday, November 22, 2019
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Escape Music is pleased to announce the release date for Carl Sentance Persian Risk double album WHO AM I? and ONCE A KING!!!
 
PERSIAN RISK - WHO AM I? and ONCE A KING
Release Date: 22nd November 2019 
 
Who Am I? 
Musicians;
Vocals: Carl Sentance (Nazareth And Krokus)
Guitars: Carl Sentance / Phil Campbell (Motorhead) / Many Maurer (Krokus / Killer) / Jason Banks (Kee Marcello) / Danny Willson (Martin Turner Wishbone Ash)
Keys: Don Airey (Deep Purple / Ozzy Osborne Etc)
Bass: Wayne Banks (Brazen Abbot / Chris Ousey Heartland / Kee Marcello)
Drums: Tim Brown (Martin Turner Wishbone Ash)
 
Mixed And Mastered By Dario Mollo (Glenn Hughes / Tony Martin / Graham Bonnet) At Damage Inc Studios, Italy
Produced By Carl Sentance
Logo & Artwork By Nello Dell’omo At Art For Music Studio - Naples (Italy)
 
“CD1"
Who Am I?
Track Listening
1. Don’t Look Back 3.17
2. Who Am I? 3.45
3. My Creation 4.29
4. In My Life 4.31
5. The Writing On The Wall 3.03
6. I Feel Free 3.44
7. Dark Tower 4.08 
8. Facing Your Demons 5.26
9. Calling For You 4.10
10. I Thought It Was You 3.52
11. Don’t Walk Away 4.52 Bonus Track
12. Life Goes On 3.38   Bonus Track
 
“CD 2"
Once A King
Musicians
Vocals - Carl Sentance
Guitars - Carl Sentance / Howie G / Danny Willson
Bass - Carl Sentance / Chris Childs / Alex Meadows
Drums - Tim Brown
Keys - Don Airey
 
Mixed And Mastered At Bigred Recorders By Chris Childs (Thunder / Lonerider / Tyketto)
Produced By Carl Sentance
 
Track Listening:
1. Asylum (Child Insane) 3.42
2. Riding High 3.03
3. Killer 4.44
4. Once A King 5.30
5. Soul Deceiver 4.06
6. Battlecry 3.36
7. Spirit In My Dreams 3.41
8. Ride The Storm 4.43
9. Fist Of Fury 3.57
10. Woman And Rock 4.00 
11. Wasteland 4.26
12. Mind Doctor 4.28  Bonus Track 
13. Girls Got Fire 4.04 Bonus Track
 
Carl Sentance was born 28th June 1961 in Loughborough Leicestershire, UK and started his first band Leading Star playing guitar and singing in 1977. 
 
After participating in several local bands, he replaced John Deverill as a vocalist in the NWoBHM band Persian Risk.
In 1981 he recorded his first single “Calling for You”, the band then recorded “Ridin High” in 1983. In 1984 Persian Risk toured with Motörhead throughout the UK and appeared on The Tube prime time TV on Ch4. In 1985 Carl recorded his first Persian Risk album "Rise up". 
 
At this point he received an offer from manager Smallwood Taylor to join Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) as lead singer in his solo project. The collaboration lasted from 1986 to 1988 and created demo songs, videos and various bootlegs. Carl left the Geezer Butler Band in 1988 to join the Welsh band "Monroe".
 
In 1988 Carl decided to return to Cardiff and joined the band Tok-io Rose. In 1990 he decided to move to Florida to form the band "Ghost" with Welsh ex- UFO and WASTED guitarist Paul Chapman. In 1995 Carl returned to the UK.
 
From 1996 to 1999 he sang in various musicals, such as JUDAS in Jesus Christ Super Star and the AMERICAN in Chess. From 1999 to 2002 Carl became the lead singer of the Swiss Hard rock band Krokus, with whom he recorded the album Round 13. In 2004 he then joined the Whole Lotta Metal Theatre Tour for 2 years.
 
2006 Carl joined up with Deep Purple's keyboardist Don Airey for his solo project "Don Airey and Friends" and has co-writen with Don ever since. Albums include "A Light in the Sky", "All Out", "Keyed Up" and "One of a Kind".
 
In 2009 Carl recorded his first solo album MIND DOCTOR! That led him to try and reform the original Persian Risk but at the time the members were busy with other projects so Carl put a brand new Persian Risk together and came up with two great albums "Once a King" and "Who am I", which will be released by Escape Records in Summer/Autumn 2019.
 
In 2015 Carl became the new singer for the band NAZARETH after founding member Dan McCafferty had to retire due to illness. More recently Carl has recorded Nazareth's latest studio album "Tattooed On My Brain" (song credits include "Never Dance With The Devil", "Change", "State Of Emergency", "Silent Symphony" and "Don't Throw Your Love Away"). Carl is currently touring all over the world.
 
 
Fri
27
Sep

REDLINE Return With 'Gods & Monsters' Nov 22

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Friday, November 22, 2019
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REDLINE Are Back with their brilliant brand new album Gods And Monsters.
 
Release Date: 22nd November 2019
Catalogue Number: ESM337
 
Redline is:
Kez Taylor - vocals
Chris Basener - guitar
Ade Yeomans - guitar
Steve ‘Reg’ - Hill bass
Mark Biddiscombe - drums
 
1 Gods And Monsters  5:33
2 Empires      4:28
3 Prayer For Dying  4:33
4 Dark City   4:10
5 Killer    3:34
6 Fields Of Fire  4:46
7 Take It To The Grave  3:43
8 Nowhere Man  4:50
9 Hell Marry   4:13
10 Stand And Fight  3:15
11 332   2:46
 
REDLINE hail from Birmingham, the ancestral home of metal. Balls to the walls guitars, a locked and loaded rhythm section and a real powerhouse of a vocalist, REDLINE have forged their own distinctive blend of Classic Hard Rock and British Heavy Metal. With influences drawn from a rich heritage, the band have been compared to Judas Priest, Saxon, Dio, Iron Maiden and a host of others from the founding fathers of metal.
 
REDLINE have played a number of British festivals including Hard Rock Hell, Planet Rockstock, Planet Rock’s Winter’s End, and Europe’s biggest free festival, The Godiva Festival in
England. REDLINE have previously toured the UK with the legendary Saxon and the Quireboys
 
REDLINE's album 'VICE', released on Escape Music (worldwide) and Rubicon Records in Japan met with much critical acclaim. One of the tracks featured is REDLINE'S anthemic "King Of The Mountain", which has become the soundtrack to the Isle Of Man TT Motorcycle Races.
Music from the album is also used exclusively on 'Full Throttle', a challenging motorcycle theme’d Pinball Machine ...and songs will now feature on the new official video game of the IOM TT Races to be released in 2020 on PS4 and all formats by BigBen Interactive.
 
Since releasing VICE, REDLINE have welcomed Chris Basener, an accomplished and exciting new guitarist, into the band. Chris has released a number of solo albums as well as authoring books on guitar technique and brings fresh impetus to the song writing process. REDLINE have found a great chemistry that sees them writing material that has a darker and heavier feel than before... and from this cauldron Gods And Monsters was born.
 
REDLINE elected to record the album at ROCKFIELD STUDIOS in Monmouth, England. The world’s first residential recording studio that saw not only Rush, Black Sabbath and Robert Plant record hit albums, but where Queen recorded one of the biggest tracks of all time, Bohemian Rhapsody.
 
Nick Brine at the console was a natural choice. Having worked at Rockfield and engineered, mixed and produced such diverse talents as The Darkness, Thunder, Tyketto, Brian May, Bruce Springsteen, The Stone Roses .....to name but a few, Nick has a great understanding of capturing that live band feel that REDLINE were seeking. The finished mixes were passed onto Pete Maher, a world class Mastering Engineer for the likes of The Rolling Stones, U2, Linkin Park, Nine Inch Nails, Thunder, Paul Weller... just some of the artists he has mastered award winning albums for; REDLINE naturally had no doubt that Pete’s mastering would unleash the full power of the tracks.
 
REDLINE’s Rockfield pilgrimage set out to capture the band’s signature classic rock sound, a raw energy that forms the basis of their music. Riff laden rock, power-pipe vocals and hook laden songs telling tales of the good...and the bad, of the darkness that lies within, and of hope that lights the way.
 
Gods And Monsters...now about to land and blaze a trail for the next chapter of Redline
...torchbearers for a new wave of Classic Rock and Metal.
 
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Thu
26
Sep

JUNKYARD Unleashes Lost 1992 Album November 22

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Junkyard opens the vault and blows the dust off a killer collection of recordings slated as the follow up to 1991's "Sixes, Sevens and Nines." Recorded in Los Angeles in 1992, "Old Habits Die Hard" features the original members Brian Baker, David Roach, Chris Gates, Todd Muscat and Patrick Muzingo. Available via streaming, CD and "Beer" colored vinyl on November 22, 2019.
 
A limited number of signed LPs will also be available!
 
Track Listing:
1. Introduction
2. Pushed You Too Far
3. Out Cold
4. Tried & True
5. Fall To Pieces
6. Blue Sin
7. Holdin’ On
8. Staredown
9. I Come Crawling
10. Hangin’ Around
11. Take Me Home
12. One Foot In The Grave
 
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Tue
24
Sep

7th heaven Releases ‘Covered’, Out Now

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“Covered” is a collection of 20 great songs from around the world; which you
might not know of but should.  We hand-picked some artists/songs that were
never exposed to the U.S. masses, never played on major U.S. radio.  We feel “Rock/Pop” music is still alive with many people, and we think we can turn our fan base onto new bands/music; while at the same time, possibly turn people from around the world
on to ‘7th heaven’.  We re-recorded these songs in our style, and we hope you
enjoy some great new music to listen to.
 
Available: CD • USB Stick • Digital Download
Listen to the CD - http://www.7thheavenband.com
Order Direct from the Band - http://www.7thheavenband.com/covered.html
 
Video of Richard Hofherr of 7th heaven explaining "Covered" & The Music Business
 
 
TRACK LIST:
 
1. Oxygen
Originally Performed by: Lincoln Brewster
 
2. If You Don’t Mean It
Originally Performed by: Dean Geyer
 
3. Outfield
Originally Performed by: The Night Game
 
4. Long Long Way To Go
Originally Performed by: Def Leppard
 
5. Mannequin Show
Originally Performed by: H.E.A.T.
 
6. It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)
Originally Performed by: 1975
 
7. Overdrive
Originally Performed by: Ola
 
8. Como Te Deseo
Originally Performed by: Mana
 
9. Darkside Of The Sun
Originally Performed by: Tokio Hotel
 
10. Don’t Stop Me Now
Originally Performed by: Queen
 
11. What’s Victoria’s Secret
Originally Performed by: Rick Springfield
 
12. On The Edge Of A Broken Heart
Originally Performed by: Bon Jovi
 
13. Try
Originally Performed by: P!nk
 
14. Hotter Than Fire
Originally Performed by: Eric Saade
 
15. Love Is On The Way
Originally Performed by: Saigon Kick
 
16. Rollercoaster
Originally Performed by: Bleachers
 
17. You’re So Beautiful
Originally Performed by: Flickerstick
 
18. Tubthumping
Originally Performed by: Chumbawamba
 
19. Young Turks
Originally Performed by: Rod Stewart
 
20. Bawitdaba
Originally Performed by: Kid Rock
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Mon
23
Sep

MRF5 USB4 Out Now - Last Copies Available & Digital Option

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MRF5 USB (or USB4) has been shipped out to all pre-orders. 
 
THERE IS JUST A FEW LEFTOVER - PLEASE ORDER IF INTERESTED - THEY WON'T LAST
 
 
MRF5 USB4
LIMITED TO 100 UNITS ONLY
Custom Wombat Design / 64G / $100 / OUT NOW
 
 
 
MRF5 USB4 DIGITAL DOWNLOAD VERSION
LIMITED TO 100 UNITS ONLY
64G OF FILES / $70 / DOWNLOAD NOW
 
 

 

 
CONTENTS:
 
Acoustic Sets:
Jaded Past
The Radio Sun
Cassidy Paris
Boulevard
 
Friday:
Station
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
Maxx Explosion
Gary Brandon
Lynn Allen
 
 
Thu
19
Sep

A Tribute To TONY MILLS - RIP

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Anthony Paul Mills
07.07.1962 - 18.09.2019
 
“It is with a shattered heart that I announce the passing of my loving husband and best friend Tony Mills. He was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer in April of this year and lived his life to the fullest until he exhaled for the last time in my arms. He wanted to live, but wasn't afraid of death.
 
Most will know him through his incredible contribution to the music world as a singer in bands like Shy and TNT as well as a solo artist and session vocalist. He leaves behind him a legacy that will live on for many lifetimes.
 
Those people closest to him will also know him as a gentle and kind soul, a dedicated husband with a love for the quiet life, his animals and his motorbikes. His sense of humour was always on point. His last summer was the happiest in his life, at the end of each day he exclaimed "It's been another fantastic day!" He spent a lot of time in his workshop fixing up his dirtbike so he could ride it later this autumn. The evening before he passed, he managed to whisper:
 
"I've had a good life. I've had a GOOD life. I'm just a bit pissed about the bike."
 
Linda Mills
 
 
We all knew this was coming, but it doesn’t make it any easier to accept.
 
I would like to pay tribute to the one and only TONY MILLS – singer, songwriter, frontman, philosopher, comedian…and realist. Friend.
 
Tony and I swapped countless emails over the last decade, he was always that guy to replied to everything, almost immediately. He was always upbeat, even in the face of something he knew he couldn’t beat.
 
Cancer is a bastard, but through Tony’s courageous decision to be as open and honest about his treatment, we got to learn a little more about it and perhaps understand the emotional impact this had on both Tony personally and his family and friends. And by reading the many many comments posted under every update, we also got to learn a little about how his fans lived with the news too.
 
Tony Mills was one of the good guys. And you won’t ever hear anyone say differently. He will be missed.
 
His openness continued in his private correspondence with me. I’m sure many others received similar emails. I’m going to share one of the very last messages he sent me, as I know he wouldn’t mind. He sounded at total peace. I can’t overstate my admiration for his state of mind.
 
“I'm actually not sure now, if I have days or just a few months left. Either is definite.
I am enjoying a smoke, spending all my savings, forwarding advanced pocket money for the kids and paying for other artists to record their songs, that just can't afford it themselves.
I'm not listening to bible bashers or cannabis oil salesmen, just doing sessions, drinking good beer and dying naturally. I'll be remembered for that, thank you.
Oh and picking your own grave place, is a weird one, trust me.”
 
To close on a brighter note, which I know Tony would want – I asked him to send me some of his famous ‘tales from the road’ that I was at the time considering compiling and putting into book form. Who knows, I might still do…
 
He sent me some cracking tales, but its this one that has me smiling right now:
 
“SHY - somewhere in Europe. 1987
 
Parties with fans on tour buses are notorious. Most of the time, it ended up as a smoke filled, bottle strewn mess filled with laughter and sci-fi films on the video and 50 buck bets on who is willing to swallow the contents of an ashtray. I remember Chubby Brown being our host on the stereo for weeks and of course, some Monty Python and Black Adder. When it gets late, and everyone retires to their bunk bed, at whatever hour, then you know it's over.
However, not so, for a group of fans, who were informed in no uncertain terms, that they had to leave the bus at this point, (which was in the middle of a Belgian forest) at 0400 in the morning, because of checkpoint and passport control. We had driven for hours before that. I wondered how the hell those people ever found out where they were and how they got home, for years. Be careful, which bus you catch!!
It was fortuitous; the curtains of my bed, were parted by a machine gun at the border, with the words, 'Out!! - Drugs check !!'
The bizarre end to this tale, is that as we were signed to RCA at the time, we had some of their stock on the bus. The guards really only wanted our Coca Cola, so after they confiscated all the Coke, we signed a few copies of, 'Huey Lewis and The News' albums and they let us pass through the border, as we sang, 'The Way It Is'.”
 
That’s the way it is….
 
TONY MILLS RIP.
 

 

 
Wed
18
Sep

UFO Guitar Legend Vinnie Moore To Release New Album 'Soul Shifter'

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NYC - The follow up to Vinnie’s critically acclaimed 2015 “AERIAL VISIONS” album will be released on October 9, on his label Mind's Eye Music. Titled “Soul Shifter”, Vinnie's 9th solo album features guest appearances by legendary artists Rudy Sarzo and Jordan Rudess, with Richie Monica on drums, Michael Bean (bassist from Vinnie’s TIME ODYSSEY album), John Cassidy (Keyboards), and John Pessoni (Drums).

Vinnie is considered one of the originators of shred guitar, and has released eight influential solo albums, and six albums and a LIVE DVD as a member of rock royalty legends UFO. He’s made countless album guest appearances, and has even recorded the soundtrack for a PEPSI TV commercial. He’s been a member of Alice Cooper’s band and was opening act for RUSH on their ROLL THE BONES tour with his own band. His solo and UFO recordings as well as LIVE performances have amassed rave reviews all around the globe from both fans and music press, catapulting  him into guitar icon distinction! He has been an inspiration for fans and guitarists worldwide.

Say’s Vinnie, “I have been touring all over the world extensively with UFO and my solo band for the past 16 years. I started this album a couple years back and have been working on it religiously between tours. It’s quite different than any of my others. It has elements of things I’ve done in the past, but has gone much deeper into certain areas. There is an overall sort of contrast between energetic upbeat songs, versus ballad-like soulful ones which has always been a big part of my style. There are some Jam elements in places too. This is likely the most emotional and soulful thing I have ever done. Very moody, with lots of feel”. “I wrote a song as a tribute to Carlos Santana, called BROTHER CARLOS, and another called GAINESVILLE STATION which is a tip of the hat to Steve Gaines. Both players were huge influences on me when I was learning to play, and continue to be now”.

“He’s hands down the greatest Moore since Demi, Roger, Dudley and Mary Tyler”, and the greatest Vinnie since Vinnie Barbarino.” - Johnny JizzleJam, Planet Guitar Godss Magazine

“When something moves me, what I am feeling flows directly into music. That’s how I deal with reality. I woke up one morning to the news that Chris Cornell had passed and it really hit me hard. I went into my studio, picked up a guitar and immediately wrote and recorded MYSTIFIED. Without intending to do so, and because of what was going on around me at the time, this album in a way became a tribute to people who meant something to me. The Allman Brothers were always one of my favorite bands and I was working on a song called SOUL RIDER that was inspired by them. While writing it, unfortunately Greg Allman left us. A lot of heart went into recording that song. Also, I wrote a song called HEARD YOU WERE GONE for my friend and band mate Elliott (Dean Guitars) who left us unexpectedly a couple years back.

“There are definitely some downhearted cathartic moments on this album, but they’re balanced out with songs like KUNG FU GRIP and FUNK BONE JAM that represent the opposite side of my personality, which is my constant joking and goofball sense of humor”.

Vinnie has done hundreds of shows all over the planet, including Europe, UK, Scandinavia, Brazil, USA, as well as India, S. Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Russia, and Canada. The UFO “Last Orders” tour began in England in March, and will continue in the USA on October 9.

“Ancient astronaut theorists suggest that Vinnie may have been spawned from alien DNA! Or at least his left index finger anyway” - Giorgio Thessaloniki, Ancient Aliens

“Solo records are a great vehicle because the canvas is totally open and I can paint whatever and wherever I want. There’s total freedom in not having boundaries. All of my influences are on the canvas, from Rock to Blues to Be-Bop to Funk, even R&B and beyond. I have always felt music deeply even before I played guitar. After I began playing, it became my vehicle to express and release what I feel inside. I love channeling my soul into melodies and songs.”

To pre-order:
iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1479017115?ls=1&app=itunes

Apple Music: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1479017115

Find Vinnie Online: 
www.vinniemoore.com
https://www.facebook.com/Vinnie.Moore.Official
https://www.facebook.com/vinniemooreofficialfanpage/
https://www.instagram.com/vinnie_moore_guitarist/
https://twitter.com/Vinnie_Moore
http://ufo-music.info/
 
Tue
17
Sep

Rock Candy Latest - FASTWAY, ANGEL & WIGGY BITS

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5 new Rock Candy releases are available now from the website www.rockcandyrecords.co.uk
 
ANGEL 'LIVE WITHOUT A NET' CANDY418
 
IN THE 1970s double live albums were often the calling card of an act that had either made its mark or were about to explode to international fame. They were a marker of confidence by both the record label and the artist. Angel was no exception as all eyes had been on the band for some considerable time in preparation for an anointment to the premier league. Because label mates KISS had exploded with their epoch-making ‘Alive!’ double album it seemed as though Angel could have the same success. Sadly, however, that success was not to be.
 
With five studio albums behind them there was no shortage of material from which to compile this album.
Recording two concerts in California during 1978, the band had a red hot selection of tracks that incorporated such nuggets as ‘Tower’ and ‘Feelin’ Right’ (complete with a Jeff Beck tribute) from their very earliest, prog-influenced, days to the pop metal of ‘Ain’t Gonna Eat My Heart Out Anymore’, ‘Got Love If You Want It’ and ‘White Lightning’. They also found room to include some surprises, such as a fine rendition of the Mott The Hoople standard ‘All The Young Dudes’ and a brand studio track, ‘20th Century Foxes’, recorded for the 1980 ‘Foxes’ film soundtrack.
 
Despite the album’s explosive content and no-holds-barred performance, the record failed to connect in the way that everyone had hoped for. In addition, Casablanca Records were fast losing traction as a company and facing massive destabilising forces, which left the band pretty much rudderless. They had in many respects reached the end of the line but at least they went out with a bang!
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION. Fully Remastered Audio, 16 page full colour booklet, 3,500 word essay, new liner notes by Angel expert Dave Reynolds and enhanced artwork.
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. TOWER 2. CAN YOU FEEL IT 3. DON’T LEAVE ME LONELY 4. TELEPHONE EXCHANGE 5. I AIN’T GONNA EAT OUT MY HEART ANYMORE 6. OVER AND OVER 7. ANYWAY YOU WANT IT 8. ON THE ROCKS 9. WILD & HOT 10. ALL THE YOUNG DUDES 11. ROCK & ROLLERS 12. WHITE LIGHTNING 13. HOLD ME, SQUEEZE ME 14. GOT LOVE IF YOU WANT IT 15. FEELIN’ RIGHT 16. 20TH CENTURY FOXES
 
 
ANGEL 'WHITE HOT' CANDY416 (2 BONUS TRACKS)
 
THE STORY OF Angel is quite remarkable. Launched as the diametrical opposite of KISS (who shared the same label) the band was supposed to reflect the less intimidating qualities of their great adversaries. It was a polar position reinforced by progressive musical attributes and an image that featured angelic all white costumes. KISS was being sold as bad boys but Angel, like the name suggests, were knights in white satin. Their complex, prog-infused, pomp rock suggested that they were superior musicians cut from a very British-influenced musical heritage, with shades of Yes, Led Zeppelin, Procol Harum and Genesis underscoring their style.
 
‘White Hot’ was the band’s fourth album, following three highly praised but commercially disappointing previous records. This time around, they decided to take stock and plan a different musical strategy. One that saw them refining their style, drawing on hard hitting pop rock rather than overt prog touches. In addition, they brought in a new producer, Eddie Leonetti, a man who had been building a healthy and respectable reputation as the hard rock producer de jour. His previous work with fellow LA rockers Legs Diamond helping to cement the decision to use him.
 
Originally released in 1978, and housed in a beautifully illustrated album sleeve, the record boasted ten tracks of lean and mean rock, with the emphasis on hard hitting hooks and hip kicking riffs. Tracks such as ‘Don’t Leave Me Lonely’, ‘Ain’t Gonna Eat My Heart Out Anymore’ (previously recorded by the Young Rascals), ‘Hold Me, Squeeze Me’ and ‘Over And Over’ underscored the band’s intention perfectly. Look out to for the, bonus, rare Canadian only single B-side ‘Better Days’.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION. Fully Remastered Audio, 2 Bonus tracks, 16 page full colour booklet, 3,500 word essay, new liner notes by Angel expert Dave Reynolds and enhanced artwork.
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. DON’T LEAVE ME LONELY 2. AIN’T GONNA EAT OUT MY HEART ANYMORE 3. HOLD ME, SQUEEZE ME 4. OVER AND OVER 5. UNDER SUSPICION 6. GOT LOVE IF YOU WANT IT 7. STICK LIKE GLUE 8. FLYING WITH BROKEN WINGS (WITHOUT YOU) 9. YOU COULD LOSE ME 10. THE WINTER SONG BONUS TRACKS: 11. BETTER DAYS (single B-side) 12. THE CHRISTMAS SONG (single)
 
 
ANGEL 'SINFUL' CANDY417 (2 BONUS TRACKS)
 
AFTER FOUR ALBUMS there was a strong feeling that Angel were building towards some sort of creative crescendo. Of course, they had already moved through a fledgling progressive rock stage, working towards a more accessible style, perfectly framed by their previous album, ‘White Hot’. The focus was now on pure pop metal, the band crafting exquisite melodic hard rock with riffs and hooks to die for. They were also defining their image, as the ‘Sinful’ the album sleeve showcased the band with perfectly coiffed hair and in stunning all white superhero style outfits. It was an angelic sight to behold.
 
Issued in 1978, recorded in Los Angeles and produced once again by Eddie Leonetti (Legs Diamond, Moxy, Rex) the record packs an impressive sonic punch, easily outpacing their previous works and positioning the band as potential superstars. In a bizarre move, the record was originally titled ‘Bad Publicity’ and had a suitably debauched album sleeve that was in complete contrast to their previous image. At the 11th hour after an intervention from the label boss at Casablanca this sleeve was abandoned, although several thousand copies were printed and ready to ship to stores. That sleeve has been included in this re-issue.
 
Musically, the album contained some of the band’s most identifiable tracks, songs such as ‘Don’t Take Your Love’, ‘Waited A Long Time’ and ‘L.A. Lady’. Sadly the big breakthrough failed to materialise, leaving both band and label mystified as to their lack of progress. Musically however it was a triumph of enormous significance and is often hailed as the pinnacle of their creative achievements.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION. Fully Remastered Audio, 2 Bonus tracks, 16 page full colour booklet, 3,500 word essay, new liner notes by Angel expert Dave Reynolds and enhanced artwork.
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE 2. L.A. LADY 3. JUST CAN’T TAKE IT 4. YOU CAN’T BUY LOVE 5. BAD TIME 6. WAITED A LONG TIME 7. I’LL BRING THE WHOLE WORLD TO YOUR DOOR 8. I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN 9. WILD AND HOT 10. LOVERS LIVE ON BONUS TRACKS 11. VIRGINIA (Foxes Soundtrack) 12. WALK AWAY RENEE
 
 
FASTWAY 'ALL FIRED UP' CANDY391
 
WHEN GUITARIST ‘FAST’ Eddie Clarke left Motorhead in 1982, few would have expected him to go on to eclipse the success of his former band. Motörhead, although hugely successful as a live act and feverishly lauded in the UK media, had not enjoyed significant record sales in North America; not unsurprising considering the raw ferocity of their sound. For Clarke this was an opportunity to take stock and build a musical outfit that could break into that market with a far more wide screen approach. It was a smart move as Fastway’s debut album struck gold in the USA, elevating their profile far beyond Motörhead’s niche appeal.
 
Surrounding himself with a mixture of well respected band members, including former Humble Pie drummer Jerry Shirley, ex-Taste bassist Charlie McCracken and, sparkling new discovery, Irish vocalist Dave King, the band immersed themselves in blues rock but with a contemporary edge. It was a sound that won much respect and fitted in nicely with the emerging commercial interest in hard rock. Continuing their progress they recorded ‘All Fired Up’, a record that stylistically mirrored the band’s debut album and was produced once again by industry legend Eddie Kramer (Kiss, Hendrix, Humble Pie) who had so successfully guided the previous record.
Issued in July 1984, ‘All Fired Up’ was positively received, getting off to a good start and attracting rave reviews. The album boasts a selection of tough, no-nonsense tracks, including such gems as ‘Steal The Show’, ‘Tell Me’, ‘If You Could See’ and the title track. It was a record that further enhanced Fastway’s reputation as one of the best band’s of the 80s.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION. Fully Remastered Audio, 16 page full colour booklet, 3,500 word essay, new liner notes by Malcolm Dome and enhanced artwork.
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. ALL FIRED UP 2. MISUNDERSTOOD 3. STEAL THE SHOW 4. STATION 5. NON STOP LOVE 6. HURTIN’ ME 7. TELL ME 8. HUNG UP ON LOVE 9. THE STRANGER 10. TELEPHONE 11. IF YOU COULD SEE
 
 
WIGGY BITS 'S/T' CANDY415
 
THE RATHER ODDLY named Wiggy Bits were formed from a long line of well known New York East Coast musicians during the early seventies. The various members had seen active duty in bands ranging from the Blues Magoos & Balance (vocalist Peppy Castro), Barnaby Bye & Aviator (drummer Mike Ricciardella) to psych rockers the Illusion (guitarists Ritchie Cerniglia and Mike Maniscalo together with Mike Ricciardella). With their various individual projects falling apart, Wiggy Bits were than formed as a rather effective hard rock band and handled by, none other than, Hall And Oates manager Tommy Motolla, a man who would eventually become the CEO of SONY music.
 
Recording at the Record Plant in NYC, the band’s lone album is a fine example of strong yet melodic mid seventies hard rock with the emphasis on edgy dynamics, powerful riffs and the soaring vocals of Peppy Castro. Signed to Polydor, their album was produced mainly by the band (engineered by future superproducer Jimmy Iovine) was issued in 1976, and despite its quality received little fan fare outside of a handful of critics and fans from their previous groups.
 
The album, building on a ground swell of solid hard rock tracks such as ‘Free To Ride The Wind’, ‘Oh Captain’, ‘I’ll Write You Off’ and ‘Place In The Sun’, showcase a band with an ambitious mandate, employing lots of solid lead guitar and impressive arrangements. Sadly the project faltered but several other better known successful splinter projects emerged from the ashes, including Network, Balance and Aviator.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION. Fully Remastered Audio, 16 page full colour booklet, 3,500 word essay, new liner notes by Dave Reynolds and enhanced artwork.
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. FREE TO RIDE THE WIND 2. OH CAPTAIN 3. LIES 4. ELLIE 5. PLACE IN THE SUN 6. WIGGY 7. LOVE TRACKS 8. ALONE AGAIN 9. BAD SITUATION 10. I’LL WRITE YOU OFF
 
 
Mon
16
Sep

A Tribute To EDDIE MONEY & RIC OCASEK (RIP)

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The Cars founder Ric Ocasek has been found dead in his NYC home, dying unexpectedly, but apparently of natural causes.
 
This comes just a day or so after the tragic passing of Eddie Money.
 
I was a huge fan of both, The Cars provided some of the defining classics of a generation and Eddie Money proved persistence, honesty and an unbridled determination could make dreams come true.
 
Ric Ocasek was responsible for the bulk of songwriting for The Cars. And just look at all the cuts you know by heart. It is another example of the talent that many of these 70s and 80s musical icons possessed. Some call it ‘old school’, I call it class.
His contributions to pop culture via The Cars, his solo records, his critically acclaimed production work and his keen eye for fostering new talent are nothing short of incredible.
 
His spirit will live on, such as Benjamin Orr’s has all these years.
 
I have a small Eddie Money story I like and there’s something very personal about Eddie that I haven’t shared before.
 
Eddie Money was the very first interview I did as a journalist back in 1996.
Of course, I was a huge fanboy, so I was nervous, excited and had a list of questions 5 pages long.
 
It was an interview to remember, lengthy, hilarious and Eddie made me feel as if he was telling these stories for the very first time. You can imagine my immense dismay when I turned off my recording Walkman Only to find it had chewed the tape from the get go - totally screwed up and I lost it all.
 
I raced to my day job at the time and went to work recalling the interview and attempting to transcribe it from memory. I still regret not having that audio, but to this day, his quotes were that memorable, it wasn’t hard to recall the conversation and piece together an article.
 
Step back a few years before this and I had just started my first real full-time job working in a record store. The manager was cute and intelligent, and I was pretty intimidated by her, but talking music was an obvious ice breaker.
We had a few favourites in common, but I felt the need to draw on a more out of left field example to see if she really had good taste. “Do you know Eddie Money” I asked? Yeah, she did and she had his records. That said everything I needed to know right there. We’ve now been together 25+ years and have three sons (none of which are named Eddie though!).
 
I’m looking forward to hearing Eddie’s completed new record. It will be mixed emotions of course, but I know he’ll have something memorable to say.
 
 
 
Fri
13
Sep

MICHAEL BORMANN's JADED HARD Debut Album 'Feels Like Yesterday' Oct 24

Thursday, October 24, 2019
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Time flies by.
 
Nearly three decades have passed since the foundation of JADED HEART. The paths separated in 2004 after fourteen crazy years.
 
Due to requests, Michael started touring Europe in 2017 with a selection of JADED HEART´S best songs between 1990 and 2004.
 
Never say never!
 
The phenomenal response led Michael to the decision to go one step further. He wrote dozens of songs for 'MBJH'. Twelve of them made it to FEELS LIKE YESTERDAY.
 
The typical AOR / MELODIC ROCK alternates with acoustic songs, powerful up-tempo numbers and beautiful ballads.
 
FEELS LIKE YESTERDAY is a continuation of the style of the albums until 2004.
 
F.L.Y. was produced again in the RMB STUDIOS, Duisburg.
The album will be released on October 25th, 2019 on RMB Records.
 
A small European tour starts at the same time as the release.
 
Tracklist:
1. Feel Like I´m Living
2. It Feels Like Yesterday
3. Won´t Surrender
4. Bring Me Higher Love
5. We´d Still Make It
6. Mr. Mysterious
7. Good Times
8. Just One More Step Away
9. Don´t You Ever Leave
10. I´m A Son Of A Gun
11. Shout It All Out
12. Everybody Is A Rockstar
 
 
Line up:
Michael Bormann – Leadvox & Git
Chris 'Hexe' Ivo – Keyboards & Vox
Michael 'Maikel' Müller – Drums
Christoph 'Baumi' Baumeister – Bass & Vox
Thommy Dahlem – Git & Vox
 
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Tourdates: 25.10.2019
GER  Hechingen Rock Cafe Kiss 26.10.2019
BEL Bree Rangnarock Live Bar 28.10.2019
GER Kiel Medusa 29.10.2019
GER Nürnberg Der Cult 30.10.2019
GER Karlsruhe Soundcheck One 31.10.2019
CH Trübbach Johnny´s Lion Cage 29.11.2019
GER Duisburg Parkhaus Meiderich 31.01.2020
GER Olching Legends Lounge 01.02.2020
GER Mörlenbach Live Music Hall 18.04.2020
GER Landshut LA ROCK Festival 24.04.2020
GER Zirndorf ASV Zirndorf 25.04.2020
GER Marktwald ROCK & LOC Festival
 

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