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25
Oct

DE-ARROW Classic Out Via 20th Century Nov. 19

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Friday, November 16, 2018
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16 November sees the release of a long awaited AOR classic - the self-titled album from Australian AOR heroes DE-ARROW, compiled from a collection of high quality demos put together by keyboardist Noel Hart and guitarist Dragan Stanic. Revered in the 80's by such highly influential melodic rock journos and industry personnel as Derek Oliver, Kelv Hellrazer and Kim Fowley (who also managed the band), amongst others, DE-ARROW was a tour de force on the melodic rock scene garnering rave demo reviews across the globe and live reviews around Australia.
 
Upon the band's demise, guitarist Dragan Stanic and one time frontman Juno Roxas would go on to form the gold selling band, Roxus, including two songs from this very compilation on their own debut album, 'Nightstreets.
 
De-Arrow was an Australian 5-piece melodic rock band that existed from 1983 to 1989.
 
The original line-up consisted of Lou Yarevski (vocals), Dragan Stanic (guitars), Noel Hart (keyboards), Paul (Jackie) Gleeson (bass), and Mick Djokic (drums).
 
Later incarnations included Mick Kat (bass), Steve Kara (drums), with session vocals expertly handled by well-known Australian singers Adrian Campbell and Juno Roxas.
 
Though it was the 1980s and big hair was de rigueur for hard rock bands, including De-Arrow, for these guys it was always more about the music rather than the image.
 
Catchy hooks, chunky guitars with awesome solos, layered contemporary keyboards, huge drums, with a rock-God vocal line over the top. Along with radio-ready anthems, De-Arrow also presented longer AOR epics with more complex arrangements. Some musical depth for those delving deeper.
 
Ensconced in the underground cassette tape-trading circuit that was so prevalent during the 1980s, De-Arrow caught the attention of press and radio across the planet.
 
Highlights of the Melbourne-based band’s career included international management and publishing deals with Kim Fowley and Peer Southern Music, being named in the top 10 unsigned bands in Australia, two tracks later placed on the gold-selling Roxus album Nightstreet, and a series of highly-acclaimed De-Arrow gigs throughout the 1980s.

 

 
Wed
24
Oct

HEART Release Archive 'Live In Atlantic City' January 25

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Friday, January 25, 2019
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HEART TO RELEASE REMASTERED ALBUM LIVE IN ATLANTIC CITY VIA earMUSIC ON JANUARY 25
 
LISTEN TO + WATCH VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE "LOST ANGEL"
 
FEATURES GUEST APPEARANCES BY ALICE IN CHAINS, DAVE NAVARRO, RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, DUFF MCKAGAN, GRETCHEN WILSON, + CARRIE UNDERWOOD.
 
Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world how much women can rock when their band Heart stormed the charts in the '70s with hits like "Crazy On You," "Magic Man," "Barracuda," "Straight On," and many more.
 
Live In Atlantic City pays tribute to and celebrates the band's legacy with the help of an incredible range of artists and friends to create one magical night of celebrating music” and what a night it was!
 
The show, which was first aired on VH1 Decades Rock Live back in 2006, finally sees its release on LP/CD/DVD/BluRay — andd it's newly mixed and mastered. It will be released on January 25 via earMUSIC.
 
Check out "Lost Angel" here:
 

 
Here's a refresher about this historic performance. Country music star Carrie Underwood, Jane's Addiction founding member and former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro, country singer-songwriter Gretchen Wilson, and Canadian-American singer-songwriter/composer Rufus Wainwright all participated in the show.
 
An exceptional highlight of the show was the return of renowned grunge rockers Alice In Chains, with Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan joining his friends on stage. Each guest artist had the chance to perform two or three song with Heart. Navarro performed on "Crazy On You," while McKagan appeared on Alice In Chains' "Rooster."
 
A joint performance of "Barracuda" featured all of the artists rounded up for this monumental show. It will finally be released on audio as well as visual formats for the world to enjoy.
 
LIVE IN ATLANTIC CITY TRACK LISTING:
1. "Bébé Le Strange" (with Dave Navarro)
2. "Straight On" (with Dave Navarro)
3. "Crazy On You" (with Dave Navarro)
4. "Lost Angel"
5. "Even It Up" (with Gretchen Wilson)
6. "Rock 'n' Roll" (with Gretchen Wilson)
7. "Dog & Butterfly" (with Rufus Wainwright)
8. "Would?" (with Alice In Chains & Duff McKagan) *
9. "Rooster" (with Alice In Chains & Duff McKagan)
10. "Alone" (with Carrie Underwood)
11. "Magic Man"
12. "Misty Mountain Hop" (with Dave Navarro)
13. "Dreamboat Annie"
14. "Barracuda"
 *CD and LP Exclusive
 
DVD and Blu-ray Also Include:
Bonus: Heart Confidential
 
Tue
23
Oct

New FICTION SYXX Song Preview From 'The Alternate Me' & Video Debut!

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MRR is excited to announce the second Premium Preorder campaign will be for the second studio album from progressive melodic rockers FICTION SYXX.
 
FICTION SYXX is dialling in on their sophomore release, ‘The Alternate Me’!
 
The line-up had one change - Larry Hart (King Kobra/Montrose) on bass guitar takes over for Tony “The Fretless Monster” Franklin.  This release is focused more on the core than their debut release ‘Tall Dark Secrets’. There are no guest artists on this one and JK Northrup & Mark Lanoue share the lead guitar duties. Prepare for a mix of melody, harmony, soaring slide, and at times SHRED!
 
Fiction Syxx is:
Mark Allen Lanoue - Lead Vocals & Guitar
JK Northrup - Guitar, B. Vocals & Production
Rory Faciane - Drums
Larry Hart - Bass
Eric Ragno - Keyboards
 
 
 
There will be 11 tracks … plus bonus material for Premium Preorder supporters. New PREVIEW - Preorders will have the full song delivered to them.
 
 
MRR and FICTION SYXX are excited to launch one full track right now – the epic album opening track ‘Tall Dark Secrets’. PP supporters will get a WAV file of this track delivered to them shortly, along with another full length mixed and completed track, plus an exclusive video of JK Northrup in the studio discussing this track.
 
MRR/FS2 Premium Preorder is available today for just $30
 
Standard inclusions in the PP Packs include the following:
 
- Exclusive ‘Longbox’ Cardboard Sleeve Slipcover CD Packaging
- WAV file of debut track
- Additional fully mastered, completed song
- 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
 
Stay tuned for more and PREORDER NOW!
 
 

 

 
Tue
23
Oct

JORN Celebrates '50 Years On Earth' December 14

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Friday, December 14, 2018
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Frontiers Music Srl is honored to celebrate JORN’s 50th birthday in 2018 with the release of the ultimate JORN box set, "50 Years on Earth - The Anniversary Box Set” on December 14th.
 
Jorn Lande was born on May 31, 1968 in the heart of Norway, between massive mountains in a little town called Rjukan. The little blond Viking grew up roaming the forests and mountains and rocking out to Elvis Presley and bands like Sweet, Slade, Jethro Tull, Deep Purple, Rainbow, Free, and Black Sabbath. Eventually, he would become one of the world’s most renowned voices in rock and metal.
 
Fifty years later, a celebratory box set - a limited edition release - celebrating the he artistic production of the fine Norwegian singer is prepared with the intent of closing a major chapter of Jorn’s artistic career and opening up the “second phase” of his musical journey.
 
A definitive overview, “50 Years on Earth” is comprised of 12 CDs including all Jorn albums from “Worldchanger” (2001) to “Life on Death Road” (2017). The CD artwork has been recreated in a stunningly visual vinyl replica format.
 
In addition to the studio albums, an exclusive collection of JORN’s best live tracks taken from his albums “Live in the USA” and “Live in Black” and of his best cover songs are included. Finally, there is a disc which includes 16 rare and bonus tracks, which are going to whet the appetites of the Jorn completists.
 
This attractive package also includes a beautiful booklet with handwritten notes from Jorn Lande.
 
In Jorn Lande’s words, “I'm proud to have made it this far and to still be around and relevant. This is first of all a thanks to all the music lovers around the world who keep believing. Thanks for all your support! I am blessed to have been given the opportunity to work with so many great and talented people. This rollercoaster of a rock and roll journey still has it's wheels on the tracks and I'm truly excited about the future and what's to come... bring it on!”
 
Cd #1 "Worldchanger"
 
1. Tungur Knivur 
2. Sunset Station 
3. Glow in the Dark 
4. House of Cards 
5. Bless the Child 
6. Captured 
7. Worldchanger 
8. Christine 
9. Bridges Will Burn
 
Cd #2 "Out to Every Nation"
 
1. Young Forever 
2. Out to Every Nation
3. Something Real 
4. Living With Wolves
5. Vision Eyes 
6. One Day We Will Put Out the Sun 
7. Behind the Clown 
8. Rock Spirit 
9. Through Day and Night 
10. When Angel Wings Were White
 
Cd # 3 "The Duke"
 
1. We Brought the Angels Down 
2. Blacksong 
3. Stormcrow 
4. End of Time 
5. Duke of Love 
6. Burning Chains 
7. After the Dying 
8. Midnight Madness 
9. Are You Ready
10. Starfire
 
Cd # 4 "Lonely Are the Brave"
 
1. Lonely Are the Brave
2. Night City 
3. War of the World
4. Shadow People 
5. Soul of the Wind 
6. Man of the Dark 
7. Promises 
8. The Inner Road
9. Hellfire
 
Cd # 5 "Spirit Black"
 
1. Spirit Black 
2. Below 
3. Road Of The Cross 
4. The Last Revolution 
5. City In Between 
6. Rock And Roll Angel 
7. Burn Your Flame 
8. World Gone Mad 
9. I Walk Alone 
10. The Sun Goes Down (original bonus track Europe)
 
Cd # 6 "Song for Ronnie James"
 
1. Song for Ronnie James
2. Invisible
3. Shame on the Night
4. Push
5. Stand Up and Shout
6. Don't Talk To Strangers
7. Lord of the Last Day
8. Night People
9. Sacred Heart
10. Sunset Superman
11. Lonely Is the Word - Letters from Earth
12. Kill the King
13. Straight Through the Heart (live)
 
Cd # 7 "Bring Heavy Rock To The Land"
 
1. My Road
2. Bring Heavy Rock To the Land
3. A Thousand Cuts
4. Ride Like the Wind
5. Chains Around You
6. The World I See
7. Time To Be King
8. Ride To the Guns
9. Black Morning
10. I Came To Rock
 
Cd# 8 “Traveller”
 
1. Overload
2. Cancer Demon
3. Traveller
4. Window Maker
5. Make Your Engine Scream
6. Legend Man
7. Carry The Black
8. Rev On
9. Monsoon
10. The Man Who Was King
11. Arctic Night (Bonus Track)( Instrumental)
 
Cd# 9 “Life On Death Road”
 
1. Life On Death Road
2. Hammered To The Cross (The Business)
3. Love Is The Remedy
4. Dreamwalker
5. Fire To The Sun
6. Insoluble Maze (Dreams In The Blindness)
7. I Walked Away
8. The Slippery Slope (Hangman's Rope)
9. Devil You Can Drive
10. The Optimist
11. Man Of The 80's
12. Blackbirds
13. The Optimist (Acoustic Version) (Bonus Track)
 
Cd# 10 - Original Bonus Songs (studio versions)
 
1. Out To Every Nation
2. Burn Your Flame
3. Something Real
4. Young Forever
5. Walking on Water
6. One Day We Will Put Out The Sun
7. Starfire
8. I Came To Rock
9. Like Stone In Water
10. Gate Of Tears
11. End Comes Easy
12. Gonna Find The Sun
13. Noose
14. Showdown
15. Abyss Of Evil
16. Where The Winds Blow
 
Cd # 11 - Bonus live cd
 
1. Road Of The Cross
2. Shadow People
3. Soul Of The Wind
4. War Of The World
5. Below
6. The Inner Road
7. Rock And Roll Angel
8. We Brought The Angels Down
9. Blacksong
10. Godless And Wicked
11. Soulburn
12. Are You Ready
13. The Whitesnake Medley
 
Cd # 12 - The covers (studio versions)
 
1. Naked City
2. Hotel California
3. I Know There's Something Going On
4. Fool For Your Loving
5. You're The Voice
6. The Final Frontier
7. Don't Stop Believing
8. Cold Sweat
9. Perfect Strangers
10. Live To Win
11. Running Up That Hill
12. Die Young
13. The Day The Earth Caught Fire
14. Run To You
15. Egypt (The Chains Are On)
 

 
Mon
22
Oct

Rock Candy Latest - EUROPE, STILLWATER, BROWNSVILLE

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ROCK CANDY RECORDS has 4 new titles - all available now from www.rockcandyrecords.com
 
EUROPE ‘OUT OF THIS WORLD’ CANDY400
 
“THERE IS NO question that in 1986 Europe, almost out of nowhere, became undoubtedly the biggest hard rock band on the planet. Their all-conquering hit single ‘The Final Countdown’ shot the band not only to the top of the charts worldwide but also earned them a place in the hard rock pantheon as one of the few groups who managed to appeal to not only rock fans but also to the wider public. It was with this tremendous uplift and, by consequence, pressure, that the band set about recording their follow-up album, a record that cemented not only their position but also their reputation.
 
But, it wasn’t a straightforward process, as immediately after the release of their breakthrough album lead guitarist John Norum quit the band, forcing them to recruit a replacement. The man chosen was fellow Swedish musician Kee Marcello, a hugely talented player who joined the band on their ‘Final Countdown’ world tour and took a leading role in crafting this follow-up album, ‘Out Of This World’. It was a musical match made in heaven, helping the band to further focus their sound, injecting lashing of copious hard rock energy. Indeed, it sounded like the band had moved heaven and earth to secure their definitive stylistic foothold. 
 
Produced by seasoned veteran Ron Nevison (Led Zeppelin, The Who, UFO), recorded in Olympic Studios London, and released in August 1988, the album thoughtfully condensed their 70s rock influences with catchy and contemporary songs, penned almost exclusively by frontman Joey Tempest. Tracks such as ‘Superstitious’, ‘More Than Meets The Eye’, ‘Ready Or Not’ and the superlative ballad ‘Coast To Coast’ elevated the band to previously un-scaled heights, never once taking their eye off prize.”
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, Fully Remastered Audio, Europe’s classic follow up to ‘The Final Countdown’, 16 page full colour booklet – 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork with unpublished photos and new band interview.
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. SUPERSTITIOUS 2. LET THE GOOD TIMES ROCK 3. OPEN YOUR HEART 4. MORE THEN MEETS THE EYE 5. COAST TO COAST 6. READY OR NOT 7. SIGN OF THE TIMES 8. JUST THE BEGINNING 9. NEVER SAY DIE 10. LIGHTS AND SHADOWS 11. TOWER’S CALLIN’ 12. TOMORROW
 
  
 
STILLWATER ‘S/T’ CANDY 398
 
“WE HERE at Rock Candy have an abiding respect for Southern Rock bands, and none more so than Stillwater. An impressive seven piece, hailing from Macon Georgia, the band first arrived on our radar back in the seventies when they were filmed by the BBC’s Old Grey Whistle Test programme playing in a local club as part of Capricorn record’s annual picnic. The track shown was ‘Sam’s Jam’ a masterful guitar-drenched epic that sent a shock wave through the ranks of Southern Rock aficionados. Some of us have yet to recover from that programme.
 
Formed in the early seventies and featuring a classic three man guitar line up, the band courted much attention eventually signing with the Macon-based Capricorn label, home to The Allman Brothers Band and Wet Willie, amongst many others. It was a fitting pairing, with the band attracting much attention, earning strong praise and delivering one of the finest albums of the period. Paired with Buddy Buie, songwriter and producer for the Atlanta Rhythm Section the band recorded their album at the legendary Studio One facility in Doraville.
 
Issued in 1977, the record contains a clutch of superb songs, including ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Loser’, ‘Out On A Limb’ and ‘Mindbender’ a single (featuring the use of a Talk Box) that reached the US top 50 chart. Naturally, the album also features the near ten minute centrepiece ‘Sam’s Jam’, showcasing a blazing guitar showdown in the finest Lynyrd Skynyrd and Allman Brothers tradition. Frankly, it doesn’t get much better than this.”
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, Fully Remastered Audio, One of the best ‘lost’ Southern Rock albums. Includes ‘Mindbender’ and the guitar blazing ‘Sam’s Jam’, two bonus tracks, 12 page full colour booklet – 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork with unpublished photos and new interview.
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. ROCK-N-ROLL LOSER 2. OUT ON A LIMB 3. SUNSHINE BLUES 4. SAM’S JAM 5. MIND BENDER 6. UNIVERSAL FOOL 7. APRIL LOVE 8. FANTASY PARK. BONUS TRACKS: 9. OUT ON A LIMB  (Live) 10. MIND BENDER (Live)
 
STILLWATER ‘I RESERVE THE RIGHT’ CANDY 399
 
“BEING IN A band is a situation fraught with potential problems. If it’s not internal friction, stolen equipment or a clash of musical direction then insurmountable business problems often derail proceedings. For Stillwater their biggest hurdle came in the form of a career-ending incident, when their record label filed for bankruptcy just as this, their second album, was released. It was an impossible situation for them to overcome, despite the quality of this record and the band’s momentum from their acclaimed debut album and impressive live work.
 
Based in Macon, Georgia, Stillwater had developed a fine reputation before being snapped up by the premiere Southern Rock label Capricorn records, home to a myriad of home-grown talent such as The Allman Brothers Band, Wet Willie, The Marshall Tucker Band and Grinderswitch, amongst many others. The addition of Stillwater to the roster worked well for both the band and the label. Their debut album (also available on Rock Candy) spawned a minor hit single, helping to tee the band up nicely for album #2.
 
Issued in 1979 and produced once again by Atlanta Rhythm Section producer/writer Buddy Buie, at Studio One in Doraville, this album found the band developing their style and swagger in no uncertain terms. Boasting a number of superb tracks, including ‘Kalifornia Kool‘, ‘Fair Warning’ and the seven minute long title track, featuring some blistering lead guitar work. It also contained a superb duet on the song ‘Ain’t We A Pair’ with fellow Capricorn artist, the legendary Bonnie Bramlett.”
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, Fully Remastered Audio, Second and final album from this classic Southern Rock band, 12 page full colour booklet – 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork with unpublished photos and new band interview
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. I RESERVE THE RIGHT 2. WOMEN (BEAUTIFUL WOMEN) 3. KEEPING MYSELF ALIVE 4. KALIFORNIA KOOL 5. SOMETIMES SUNSHINE 6. FAIR WARNING 7. ALONE ON A SATURDAY NIGHT 8. AIN’T WE A PAIR
 
 
BROWNSVILLE ‘AIR SPECIAL’ CANDY 403
 
“IT’S INEVITABLE THAT Brownsville Station will always be best remembered for their worldwide smash hit single ‘Smokin’ In The Boys’ Room’, a track recorded in 1973, and re-ignited twelve years later in 1985 by Mötley Crüe. It is without question their signature song and an all-time rock classic but it is also one of those creations that, like Golden Earring’s ‘Radar Love’, ham strung the artist to the point where they could never quite recover from or eclipse their main achievement.
 
By the late 70s Brownsville (having dispensed with the Station part) had reached a new level of confidence. Signing with label giant Epic records, and managed by long-time confidant Al Nalli, the band appeared to have finally put their past behind them and were well placed to make a major offensive. Produced by Tom Werman (Cheap Trick, Blue Oyster Cult, Molly Hatchet), and recorded in their native Ann Arbor, Michigan, with the Record Plant mobile studio, the band’s level of confidence was sky high, supported by a brace of well-written tracks, sitting very much in the late seventies hard rock groove pioneered by the likes of Aerosmith, Ted Nugent and Kiss.
 
‘Air Special’, issued in 1978 in a very distinctive album cover, delivered on all fronts. Their muscular rock was primed, toned and given a period stadium rock makeover, gifting them a new born sense of possibility. Tracks such as the anthemic Kiss-like ‘Taste Of Your Love’, with its massive power chords, the pop rock ‘Love Stealer’ and a crushing rendition of Bo Diddley’s ‘Who Do You Love’ elevate this album to classic status.”
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, Fully Remastered Audio, One of the best North American mid 70s hard rock albums, bonus track, 12 page full colour booklet – 4,000 word essay, enhanced artwork with rarely seen photos and new interviews.
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. TASTE OF YOUR LOVE 2. WAITIN’ FOR THE WEEKEND 3. WHO DO YOU LOVE 4. TEARS OF A FOOL 5. COODA CRAWLIN’ 6. AIRMAIL SPECIAL 7. NEVER SAY DIE 8. FEVER 9. LOVE STEALER 10. LET IT ROLL 11. DOWN THE ROAD APIECE. BONUS TRACK: 12. LOVE STEALER (SINGLE VERSION)
 
 
Sat
20
Oct

HEARTS ON FIRE Debut Album 'Call Of Destiny' Out Now

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One of the great pleasures I’ve had while running MelodicRock Records is working with the HEARTS ON FIRE guys on this project.
 
The brilliance of Jean Funes, Richard Andermyr, Joel Mejia, Eric Rago & Dennis Ward have made a truly memorable melodic rock record.
 
It’s out officially today, digital will be online anytime soon and those Premium Preorder folks will be getting the Special Edition Longbox version - which arrived late today and will be packaged up ready for shipping Monday.
 
And let me tell you - these longboxes look fantastic!!!
 
 

 

 
Sat
20
Oct

'Please Remain Seated' For The New THUNDER Album

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Friday, January 18, 2019
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THUNDER's new album is called 'Please Remain Seated' and will be released via BMG (their new label) on January 18th 2019. It’s an exploration into our own music.

Q. What’s that?
A: After we reimagined and re-recorded Love Walked In in 2017 we decided to have a fresh look at the rest of our songs.

We agreed on just three rules only:
1. Work fast.
2. Don’t focus on making it perfect.
3. Make it different from the original.

The session was very challenging, frustrating, and

all round weird, but it was also a lot of fun.
We love
it, and hope you will too.

Tracklist
1. Bigger Than Both Of Us
2. Future Train
3. Girl’s Going Out Of Her Head
4. I’m Dreaming Again
5. Fly On The Wall
6. Just Another Suicide
7. Empty City
8. Miracle Man
9. Blown Away
10. Loser
11. She’s So Fine
12. Low Life In High Places

As you can see this is not a Greatest Hits album, and it’s not a change of direction either.
It’s just another stop on our musical journey.

You can pre-order it now from our Townsend Music online store, in a few formats, and a load of exclusive bundles (hopefully there’s one for everybody).
Click here for full info.

https://thunder.tmstor.es/

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Thu
18
Oct

INGLORIOUS Set January 25 Date For Third Album 'Ride To Nowhere'

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Friday, January 25, 2019
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Frontiers Music Srl are delighted to announce the release of “Ride To Nowhere”, the third studio album by Inglorious on January 25, 2019. The debut single from the album, “Where Are You Now?” is released out now.
 

 
In amongst their touring commitments, Inglorious spent 2018 writing and recording their third studio album, “Ride To Nowhere”. A much darker, more reflective album than their previous releases, the new songs further hone the Inglorious sound - the pulsating rhythms, driving guitars and infectious vocal melodies.
 
“This album is different in many ways. The songs came about very quickly. As with all our songs we start with a riff, and this time having new guitarist Drew added a new and heavier feel to a couple of songs. We wrote the basics mostly together all in one room on acoustic guitars and then I went away and crafted the stories I wanted to tell. For me this album is very personal. I am for the first time writing about a lot of my feelings, relationships and losses...” -- Nathan James
 
“On this album I feel that the songs are a true reflection of what we’ve been through over the past few years - both as a band and as individuals. You’ve got the highs, the lows and lessons learned along the way. The making of this album was at a time when we all had our own personal situations and changes to deal with. I feel that this definitely comes through on the recordings and particularly songs like ‘Tomorrow’, ‘Where Are You Now?’ and ‘Glory Days”. - Colin Parkinson
 
The recording of “Ride to Nowhere” involves for the first time new guitarist Drew Lowe, who says “The album is the next step for the band in maturity. Being that it's my first, I wasn't sure what to expect, but as soon as we started we knew what type of record was coming. Hopefully the fans will love it as they follow us on the musical journey.”
 
From the body blow riffs of the first single “Where Are You Now?”, to the beautiful melodies and bluesy overtones of “I Don’t Know You,” from the assault of “Freak Show” to the acoustic ballad “Glory Days”, “Ride to Nowhere” is an absolute gem of an album, showing not only all the influences from iconic rock albums of the 70’s, but also offering the band’s own sound and interpretation. As with Inglorious “II”, the album was mixed by the legendary Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith).
 
“There’s a lot of variety on this album, more so than the previous ones and that I really like. Sonically I think it sounds more fresh, contemporary in a sense and that goes for a bunch of songs on the album as well. Just the singles alone are different than how we’ve sounded in the past, but still have the Inglorious feel and vibe! Lastly I also think that musically it’s better than the previous albums, everyone plays very tasteful, soulful and collectively I feel that it’s perfect!” - Andreas Eriksson
 
“We’re all really happy with the way the new record sounds and look forward to seeing how the fans receive it. I personally can’t wait to play the new material live on the road!”- Phil Beaver
 
Album track listing is as follows
  1. 1. Where Are You Now?
  2. 2. Freak Show
  3. 3. Never Alone
  4. 4. Tomorrow
  5. 5. Queen
  6. 6. Liar
  7. 7. Time To Go
  8. 8. I Don’t Know
  9. 9. While She Sleeps
  10. 10. Ride To Nowhere
  11. 11. Glory Days
 
The album will be released on CD, Limited Edition Box Set (CD + T-shirt “L" size), Vinyl, Limited Edition Crystal Vinyl - exclusive to Frontiers online shop, Limited Edition White Vinyl - exclusive to the Inglorious online shop.
 
Following their show stealing mainstage performance at Download festival 2018, Inglorious have also announced a full UK tour across January and February 2019. The band will be bringing their stunning live performance to venues across the UK to support the release of “Ride To Nowhere”. Full dates are as follows:
 
Mon 28th Jan 2019 Southampton, Engine Rooms
Tues 29th Jan 2019 Bristol, Academy
Thurs 31st Jan 2019 Norwich, Waterfront
Fri 1st Feb 2019 London, Shepherds Bush Empire
Sat 2nd Feb 2019 Birmingham, Institute (FRONTIERS ROCK UK Festival)
Sun 3rd Feb 2019 Nottingham, Rock City
Tues 5th Feb 2019 Newcastle, Boilershop
Wed 6th Feb 2019 Glasgow, Garage
Thurs 7th Feb 2019 Manchester, Academy 2
Fri 8th Feb 2019 Bingley, Arts Centre
 
Tickets onsale now from all usual outlets. Tour Support will be - City of Thieves 
 
Late 2018 will also see Nathan James star in “Jeff Wayne’s The War Of the Worlds” as “The Voice Of Humanity” - he was personally picked by Wayne for the role. The version will run throughout the UK in November and December www.waroftheworlds.com
 
With two studio albums, multiple headline and support tours, critical acclaim across the media and a loyal and fanatical fanbase, Inglorious are one of the most exciting and vital UK rock acts to emerge in years.
 
 
Wed
17
Oct

CHRISTIAN TOLLE PROJECT Draw 'Point Blank' Oct 26

Friday, October 26, 2018
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The brand new Christian Tolle Project album “Point Blank” will be released October 26 through Fastball Music. Again, Christian Tolle hits the 100% mark with his melodic rock songs and cooperates with well established musicians, e.g. Doug Aldrich, David Reece, John Cuijpers, Mathias Dieth and Morris Adriaens.
 
The album will be released as digipak CD and Vinyl
 
From the uplifting opener and title track "Point Blank" to the driving grooves on "Too Late" or the hookladden bangers like "Black Friday" or "Borderland" the production pounds with punch and transparency. David Reece (ex-Accept, ex-Bonfire, Sainted Sinners) and John Cuijpers (Cooper Inc., Ayreon, Praying Mantis) take the lead vocals with Christian Tolle handling guitars, bass, drums and production.
 
Add Morris Adriaens on keys and backing vocals as well as Mathias Dieth (ex- U.D.O, ex-Sinner) and L.A. based guitar hero Doug Aldrich (Dio, ex-Whitesnake,The Dead Daisies) to guest for some stunning lead guitars, you can expect nothing less than a straight and excellent rock record, touching musical roots of the late 70s and 80s with lots of hooks and energy.
 
As a result "Point Blank" has turned into a real listening pleasure for all fans of guitar driven hard rock.
 
Tracklisting:
1 Point Blank 03:54
2 Borderland 04:05
3 Since You've Been Gone 03:34
4 Proceed With Caution 04:59
5 Too Late 04:15
6 Fight Another Day 03:39
7 Before I Fall 04:20
8 Black Friday 04:29
9 Don't Make Me Wait 03:31
10 Lonely Is The Night 04:42
 
 
Tue
16
Oct

ROADKILL ‘Ruled By Machines’ Preorder Now!

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Friday, November 2, 2018
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Oz rockers ROADKILL are set to release their follow up to their critically acclaimed 2016 CD, 'Extinct', on November 2 via MelodicRock Records!
 
PRE-ORDER NOW!
 
 
 
 
The new album ‘Ruled By Machines’ and is again produced by Psycroptic guitarist, JOE HALEY and features 11 songs of old school hard rock, heavy metal music!
 
Recorded at Hobart's AAA studios in March 2018, 15 songs were recorded, with the new product featuring an even heavier flavour than its predecessor. The additional tracks recorded will appear at some point to come.
 
In support of the new CD, ROADKILL will be playing 2 shows in Tasmania in October - Saturday 20th @ the Republic Bar & Cafe (Hobart) and Sunday Oct 21 @ The Longley Hotel (Longley) as 'special guests' to Sydney based hard rock quartet, Rose Carleo Band - who will be promoting their new CD, "Battle Scars"!
 

 
ROADKILL will also be appearing in Sydney for 2 shows in the first weekend of November - Saturday Nov. 3 @ Bald Face Stag for 'Steel Assassins 2018' and Sunday Nov. 4 @ Frankie's Pizza - promoting the new CD!
 
‘Ruled By Machines’ is a hard rocking guitar driven opus for fans of AC/DC, LA Guns, Shakra, Motorhead, Krokus, Kiss and more…
 
Track listing:
01. Ruled By Machines
02. Last Stop Before Hell
03. Breaking All The Rules
04. Here Comes Trouble
05. Blood Sweat & Tears
06. Love At First Bite
07. Looking For Love
08. Prime Evil
09. Voodoo Woman
10. Fighting The Demons
11. Breakout
 

 
Tue
16
Oct

NEAL MORSE BAND Set Jan 25 for 'The Great Adventure'

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Friday, January 25, 2019
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THE NEAL MORSE BANDNeal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals)—will take fans on THE GREAT ADVENTURE with their latest double concept album due out January 25, 2019 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade Worldwide. It will be available in three formats: a two CD package, two CD/DVD Special Edition featuring behind-the-scenes video clips of the making of the album, and three vinyl LPs. Pre-orders begin December 4 on Radiant Records’ website.
 
The follow-up to 2016’s critically acclaimed THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM, which critics hailed as “a masterpiece,” will be the ninth studio album with Morse, Portnoy and George, and the third as a true collaboration with this current lineup. Together, Morse and Portnoy have launched four bands, but the one that has endured the longest and thus with the most musical output has been THE NEAL MORSE BAND.
 
“Let the great adventure now begin…” The closing line of THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM, has proved to be strangely prophetic. The new album is exactly that: a perfect companion piece to TSOAD’s partial retelling of John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress. It has everything that fans would expect from an album by THE NEAL MORSE BAND, and more: rock, metal, classical and jazz elements appear throughout, as well as some killer melodies, all played faultlessly by some of the greatest rock musicians on the planet. 
 
As Neal Morse explains, “This band continues to amaze me! I have to say it was a little daunting to follow up THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM as it was such a special album and it delivered every night at our concerts, but I believe that THE GREAT ADVENTURE will have a tremendous impact as well. This new double album is everything that I hoped it would be! I listened through last night and I was in tears at the end!“
 
Mike Portnoy emphatically agrees. He says, “How do you follow an epic double concept album??? Well, create another epic double concept album!! Hahaha. I always knew topping THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM was going to be difficult, if not impossible, as I held it in such high regard, but alas, I am absolutely blown away with what we achieved here! We’ve created what is the ultimate companion to TSOAD.”
 
“Sometimes there are things that you just can’t mess with,” Randy George continues. “On THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM we tapped into something special. I was sure that the follow up should be something quite different, but you have to follow your heart and follow the music where it wants to go. THE GREAT ADVENTURE is nothing short of a miracle. It’s similar to SIMILITUDE in concept and form, but yet it’s tougher and deeper in its tone! This is a powerful work and I look forward to playing it live!
 
True to the album’s title, the creative process was indeed a “great adventure.” Unlike many previous Morse albums, which have often been written and arranged within weeks, this time around these prolific and world-class musicians spent almost a year working on the end result, producing an abundance of top quality material. This meant some ruthless decision-making: some already completed songs and characters had to go, and-–with studio time running out–new links and ideas were being composed and recorded up to the eleventh hour. “A lot of work and re-work has gone into this,” says Morse, “but I know that some of the most successful and far-reaching albums I’ve been involved with have been just like that. SOLA SCRIPTURA and Spock’s Beard’s SNOW album come to mind.”
 
Another key question that had to be addressed in the studio was how to pull all the ideas together into a coherent whole. In the end, what unlocked this “adventure” for Morse was the realization that THE GREAT ADVENTURE needed a new voice and perspective. This time, it is that of the Pilgrim’s abandoned son, a younger, perhaps angrier, voice than was heard on THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM.
 
THE NEAL MORSE BAND will bring THE GREAT ADVENTURE to fans worldwide with a new round of headlining tour dates, which begin February 2, 2019 in Nashville at City Winery. For ticket information and VIP ticket sales go to www.radiantrecords.com. Check them out at any of the following stops, with more shows to be added in the coming months:
 
DATE                CITY                                         VENUE
 
Sat 2/2              Nashville, TN                             City Winery
Sun 2/3             Tampa, FL                                 The Ritz (Cruise To The Edge Pre-Cruise Party)
Mon 2/4            Tampa, FL                                 Cruise To The Edge 2019 (through February 9)    
Sun 2/10           Atlanta, GA                               City Winery
Mon 2/11           Charlotte, NC                             Neighborhood Theatre
Tue 2/12            Baltimore, MD                           Soundstage
Wed 2/13          Jersey City, NJ                          White Eagle Hall
Fri 2/15             Boston, MA                               The Sinclair
Sat 2/16            Philadelphia, PA                        Keswick Theatre
Sun 2/17           Westbury NY                             The Space at Westbury
Mon 2/18           Montréal, QUE.                          Club Soda
Tue 2/19            Quebec City, QUE.                    Salle Sylvain Lelievre
Thu 2/21            Toronto, ONT.                            Opera House
Fri 2/22             Pittsburgh, PA                           Mr. Smalls Theatre
Sat 2/23            Cleveland, OH                            Beachland Ballroom
Sun 2/24           Detroit, MI                                 The Crofoot Ballroom
Tue 2/26            St. Charles, IL                           Arcada Theatre
Wed 2/27          St. Louis, MO                            Delmar Hall
Thu 2/28            Dallas, TX                                  Gas Monkey Live
Fri 3/1               Lawrence, KS                            Granada Theatre
Sat 3/2              Denver, CO                                Summit Music Hall
Tue 3/5             Seattle, WA                              The Triple Door
Wed 3/6            Portland, OR                             Hawthorne Theatre
Thu 3/7             San Francisco, CA                     Slim's
Fri 3/8               Whittier, CA                              The Whittier Center Theatre
Sat 3/9              Chandler, AZ                             Bogle Theatre (Chandler Center For The Arts)
 
Sun 3/24           London, United Kingdom Islington Assembly Hall
Mon 3/25           Paris, France                             The Alhambra
Tue 3/26            Tilburg, Netherlands                   O13
Wed 3/27          Esch /Alzette, Luxembourg         Rockhal Esch Sur Alzette
Fri 3/29             Koln, Germany                          Kantine
Sat 3/30            Copenhagen, Denmark               Viften
Sun 3/31           Goteborg, Sweden                     Stora Teatern
Mon 4/1            Stockholm, Sweden                   Skandiascenen
Wed 4/3            Berlin, Germany             Heimathafen
Thu 4/4             Hamburg, Germany                    Markthalle
Fri 4/5               Leipzig, Germany                       Halle d / Werk 2
Sat 4/6              Warsaw, Poland                        Progresja
Sun 4/7             Brno, Czech Republic                 SONO Music Club
Tue 4/9             Munich, Germany                      Technikum
Wed 4/10          Pratteln, Switzerland                  Z7 Konzertfabrik
Thu 4/11            Lyon, France                             C.C.O. 
Fri 4/12             Trezzo sull'Adda MI, Italy            Live Club
Sat 4/13            Barcelona, Spain                       Salamandra 1
Sun 4/14           Madrid, Spain                            Sala Mon
 
 
 
Mon
15
Oct

Ulterium Line Up INNERWISH Reissues

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Friday, November 23, 2018
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Ulterium Records are proud to present re-issues of the first three albums from the Greek melodic metallers InnerWish! "Waiting For The Dawn", "Silent Faces" and "Inner Strength" will be reissued on CD, digital and for the first time on vinyl on November 23rd via Ulterium Records.
 
InnerWish - Waiting for the Dawn (re-issue)
Ulterium Records 2018 (ULTCD039)
 
Music style: Melodic metal
Release date: November 23rd
EAN: 0750253122850

Track listing
01. Spacerunner
02. Lord of Truth
03. Beyond My Soul
04. Last Thing I'll Remember
05. Carry Your Cross
06. Ready for Attack
07. The Waves of Destiny
08. Have You Ever...?
09. Waiting For the Dawn
10. Nightfall (Bonus Track)

 
 
InnerWish - Silent Faces (re-issue)
Ulterium Records 2018 (ULTCD040)
 
Music style: Melodic metal
Release date: November 23rd
EAN: 0750253122874

Track listing
01. Dancer of the Storm
02. Hold Me Tight
03. If I Could Turn Back Time
04. Midnight Call
05. Hold On
06. Silent Faces
07. Dreadful Signs
08. Set Me Free
09. Riding on the Wind
10. Realms of Tomorrow

 
 
InnerWish - Inner Strength (re-issue)
Ulterium Records 2018 (ULTCD041)
 
Music style: Melodic metal
Release date: November 23rd
EAN: 0750253122898

Track listing
01. Trivial
02. Travellers In Time
03. Far Away
04. Lonely Lady
05. Bleeding Soul
06. Feel the Magic
07. Eye of the Storm
08. Final Prophecy
09. Never Let You Down
10. Dreamer of the Night
11. Inner Strength
12. Gates of Fire

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Fri
12
Oct

FICTION SYXX New Album 'The Alternate Me' Artwork Revealed

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MelodicRock Records recently launched the first title to be part of the new initiative called Premium Preorder.
 
The debut album from new AOR stars HEARTS ON FIRE is out officially October 19, but those that signed up have been enjoying the full album for a few weeks now.
 
Premium Preorder will be used on select projects, to give the artists involved the extra resources needed to complete them. These will be carefully selected releases signed to MRR, that will allow the fans to get closer to the artists involved and get exclusive insights into the progress of the album and also be the first to receive the completed product.
 
MRR Premium Preorder will available to anyone interested in the projects, but only for a select period of time once announced.
 
PRE-ORDER NOW FOR DELIVERY OF TWO FULL TRACKS WITH #3 DUE NEXT WEEK!
 
 

 

MRR is excited to announce the second Premium Preorder campaign will be for the second studio album from progressive melodic rockers FICTION SYXX.
 
 
FICTION SYXX is dialling in on their sophomore release, ‘The Alternate Me’!
 
The line-up had one change - Larry Hart (King Kobra/Montrose) on bass guitar takes over for Tony “The Fretless Monster” Franklin.  This release is focused more on the core than their debut release ‘Tall Dark Secrets’. There are no guest artists on this one and JK Northrup & Mark Lanoue share the lead guitar duties. Prepare for a mix of melody, harmony, soaring slide, and at times SHRED!
 
Fiction Syxx is:
Mark Allen Lanoue - Lead Vocals & Guitar
JK Northrup - Guitar, B. Vocals & Production
Rory Faciane - Drums
Larry Hart - Bass
Eric Ragno - Keyboards
 
There will be 11 tracks … plus bonus material for Premium Preorder supporters.
 
MRR and FICTION SYXX are excited to launch one full track right now – the epic album opening track ‘Tall Dark Secrets’. PP supporters will get a WAV file of this track delivered to them shortly, along with another full length mixed and completed track, plus an exclusive video of JK Northrup in the studio discussing this track.
 
MRR/FS2 Premium Preorder is available today for just $30
 
Standard inclusions in the PP Packs include the following:
 
- Exclusive ‘Longbox’ Cardboard Sleeve Slipcover CD Packaging
- WAV file of debut track
- Additional fully mastered, completed song
- 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
 
Stay tuned for more and PREORDER NOW!
 
 

 
Fri
12
Oct

FAITHSEDGE Wrapping Up Recording Album #4

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Faithsedge is wrapping up the recording for their fourth album due 1st quarter of 2019 
 
Fronted by singer / songwriter Giancarlo Floridia vocals were tracked by Jeff Pogan at Costa Mesa recording studios. 
 
The album also marks the return of former Stryper bassist Tim Gaines holding up the rhythm section with Mr. Big / Ace Frehley drummer Matt Starr. Bass tracking was done in Arizona and drum tracking in Los Angeles. 
 
Former Dokken guitarist Alex De Rosso will be doing all the guitar work for the album along with producing mixing and mastering of the album at The New Cube studios in Italy.
 
The album is promised to be a return to the melodic sounds of 80's arena rock but also with a mix of progressive and metal . 
 
Included is a photo of singer Giancarlo Floridia and Jeff Pogan at Costa Mesa studios 
 
For updates and info please check out www.faithsedgemusic.com
 
 
Thu
11
Oct

JEROME MAZZA Solo Album 'Outlaw Son' Out Nov 23

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Friday, November 23, 2018
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Escape Music is pleased and delighted to announce the release date of JEROME MAZZA latest album title “Outlaw Son”.
 
Jerome Mazza – Outlaw Son
Release Date: November 23
Catalogue Number: ESM324
 
Track list: Neverland / Immortal / The Dark Side / Streets On Fire / The Last Goodbye / Undercover Love / Song For The People / Save The Best ‘Til Last / Crossfire / Calm Before The Storm / Outlaw Son / Unfinished Business
 
Jerome Mazza – Lead & Background vocals
Tommy Denander – Guitars / Keyboards
Steve Overland – Backing vocals
Brian Anthony – Bass
Chris Metzger – Drums / percussion

Produced by: Khalil Turk & Tommy Denander

Mixed and Mastered by: Brian J Anthony
Executive Producer: Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd.

Jerome Mazza is a singer / songwriter born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennyslvania.
At the age of 8 he taught himself how to play the guitar and sing after being influenced by guitarist and singer Mark Farner (Grand Funk).

Playing guitar and singing through his teenage years Jerome joined his first band at age 19 and toured the east coast in various rock and pop bands. He started writing songs at age 25 and was very influenced by progressive rock band Kansas.

In 1990 Jerome became the vocalist for Christian metal band Angelica. To this day the album “Walking in Faith” by Angelica remains their most respected release.

Moving on to 2015 Jerome recorded a solo album and then joined forces with Torben Enevoldsen for the band “Pinnacle Point”. It was at this point that Khalil from Escape music approached Jerome when he discovered Jerome on YouTube singing for the band “Pinnacle Point”. Khalil invited Jerome to sing with Steve Walsh on the song “Born In Fire” on the new Steve Walsh CD “Black Butterfly” (Nov 2017 ESM311). Jerome’s performance was so outstanding that Khalil asked him to be a guest to sing additional songs on the Steve Walsh “Black Butterfly” album. It was an easy decision for Jerome to make and the result was explosive!

It became obvious that Jerome should record a new solo album and here it is in all its glory! This is a masterpiece of melodic rock featuring Jerome’s incredible vocal range. With backing from musicians that were also featured on the Steve Walsh “Black Butterfly” album, this will be one of the most talked about releases of the year!

www.Escape-Music.com

 
Tue
09
Oct

KINGS X Sign To Golden Robot Records For 2019 Album

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Rock Legends Join Golden Robot Records
Set to Release First New Album in Over a Decade in 2019
 
Australia’s leading international independent record label, Golden Robot Records continues to grow at an unprecedented pace. The label is absolutely thrilled to announce that globally revered, Billboard-charting rock icons KING’S X are now part of their ever-growing international roster.
 
KING’S X recently signed a global deal with Golden Robot Records which will see their long-awaited forthcoming new album released worldwide in 2019 via Golden Robot Records’ partners in the U.S., Europe and Japan.
 
"I’m really excited to release the next KING’S X album with Mark, Derek and the crew at Golden Robot! May the groove be with us all,” says vocalist/bassist dUg Pinnick. Guitarist Ty Tabor adds, "I'm looking forward to working with Golden Robot Records!"
 
Drummer Jerry Gaskill adds, "It's been a while since we've made a record. During that time, I've been thinking, when and if we make a new record, I want it to be the best we can do. I want to believe in it. I want to make it great, whatever it takes. I don't want to just make another KING'S X record. I think and hope that we are in that place. I think and hope its time and I feel good about the team we'll be working with at Golden Robot Records. I'm going do my best. Let's do this thing.”
 
"When we started to talk to KING’S X about signing with Golden Robot in the U.S. and we met dUg in LA a few times, I knew 100% that we would end up working with them. I’m loving the fact they are still the original members and I really believe this new album will be there best yet! It's incredible how many people inside the industry – and I'm talking about very well-known musicians – love these guys and can’t wait for a new album. We are all very excited indeed,” says Mark Alexander-Erber, Group Founder and President.
 
“I am delighted to finally be able to work with one the most respected, creative rock bands of the past 30+ years. KING’S X is not only a superb rock band with an ardent fan base, but are also a ‘musician musicians’ band. Golden Robot Records is determined to finally help KING'S X receive the worldwide recognition it fully deserves,” says Derek Shulman, Executive Chairman of Worldwide Expansion.
 
Since the release of their debut record, Out Of The Silent Planet, in 1988, KING’S X released a dozen albums that have seen them rightfully earn their place on the rock royalty family tree. Fusing progressive metal, funk and soul grooves with vocal arrangements rooted in blues, gospel and even the British Invasion era influences, KING’S X created a style all their own which continues to be an inspiration for bands to this day.
 
Featuring vocalist and bassist Doug Pinnick, guitarist Ty Tabor and drummer Jerry Gaskill, KING’S X have never changed their line-up, a rarity in the music world and a testament to the band and musicians and friends.
 
Critically acclaimed from the start, KING’S X are musician’s musicians, name-dropped by everyone from Anthrax and Suicidal Tendencies to Iron Maiden and Blue Murder for their instrumental prowess. Pearl Jam's bassist Jeff Ament even declared that "KING'S X invented grunge”. They also enjoyed a long life via the David Letterman Show with their track, “We Were Born To Be Loved” (from 1990’s Faith Hope Love), also a favorite of the Paul Shaffer’s CBS Orchestra to play during commercial breaks.
 
In 1992, KING’S X signed to Atlantic Records/Megaforce Records, released three albums and toured with bands as diverse as Scorpions, Type O Negative and Pearl Jam. In the early 2000’s, KING’S X released three studio albums and their first official live album via Metal Blade Records. In 2005, the band signed to German-based progressive music specialty label, InsideOut Music, and released Ogre Tones, an album described as a return to the bands classic sound. KING’S X forged ahead with new albums, DVD’s and tours up until 2012, when drummer Jerry Gaskill suffered a major heart attack. The band then quickly compiled an exclusive live release from their archives entitled, Burning Down Boston. The proceeds of which went directly to assisting Gaskill with his medical expenses. They rolled on for two more years until Jerry suffered another heart attack, which resulted in him having a double bypass operation and ultimately led to the band taking an indefinite hiatus.
 
This break didn’t last long, as they were back on the road in mid-2015, shortly afterward announcing they would begin work on a new studio album. This would be the band’s first since 2008’s XV. KING’S X began meetings with Golden Robot Records management in Los Angeles in early 2017, eventually signing a global deal in October 2018.
 
While it’s been a decade since KING’S X have released a new record, the wait has definitely been worth it! Watch this space for news on the forthcoming album in the very near future.

 

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Tue
09
Oct

JOHN DIVA & THE ROCKETS OF LOVE Sign With SPV/Steamhammer

Friday, February 8, 2019
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Debut album Mama Said Rock Is Dead scheduled for 8 February 2019

Lead single 'Lolita' out on 23 November 2018

What started some six years ago as an 80s rock show paying tribute to icons such as Van Halen, Motley Crue, Aerosmith and Bon Jovi has long developed into a hot, autonomous act  with fantastic songs and an impressive stage show: John Diva & The Rockets Of Love, a flamboyant rock band in true 80s style, graced with a talent for breathing fresh air into the classic rock music genre, are scheduled to release their debut album Mama Said Rock Is Dead on Steamhammer/SPV on 8 February 2019. 23 November 2018 will see the arrival of their lead single 'Lolita', supported by a congenial video clip featuring scantily clad girls and sunny beach scenes. The second single 'Rock´n`Roll Heaven' will be out on 18 January 2019, masterly presented Tarantino-style in a dusty Western-type desert landscape. The twelve songs were produced by Michael Voss (Mad Max, Michael Schenker, among others), with Chris von Rohr (Krokus, Gotthard) involved as creative supervisor.

Alongside frontman/womanizer John Diva as the musical and visual focus, the band includes guitarists Snake Rocket and J.J. Love, bassist Remmie Martin and drummer Lee Stingray Jr. John Diva & The Rockets Of Love have performed their spectacular shows in recent years in front of thousands of fans, three times at the Wacken Open Air (2014, 2015 and 2018), at the 2016 Turock Festival in Essen and at the Hamburg Harley Days in summer 2018, among others.

In view of the upcoming releases, John Diva & The Rockets Of Love look forward to a fruitful collaboration with SPV: 'Our shelves are chock-a-block with countless important albums that came out on Steamhammer in recent years. So in a way we've arrived exactly where we belong!'

 
SPV/Steamhammer A&R Olly Hahn is unmistakably proud of his latest signing: 'In John Diva & The Rockets Of Love we've without a doubt enlisted one of the best live acts on the current scene. Now they're set to prove their brilliant compositional skills, too.'
 
JOHN DIVA & The Rockets Of Love - Live 2018/2019

2018
19.10. ES-Mallorca - Full Metal Holiday
27.10. DE-Vechta - Gulfhaus
02.11. DE-Lobeck - Radio BOB! Nacht
24.11. DE-Siegburg - Kubana
08.12. DE-Oberhausen - Kulttempel/Nikolaut (sold out)
14.12. DE-Erlensee - Erlensee rockt
22.12. DE-Solingen - Cobra

2019
08.02. DE-Hagen - Stadthalle (album release show)
09.02. DE-Bensheim - Rex

Tour Agency: www.seaside-touring.com

 
Fri
05
Oct

JOHNNY GIOELI Solo Debut 'One Voice' Out Dec. 7

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Friday, December 7, 2018
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If you are unfamiliar with the name Johnny Gioeli and the bands he is involved with, Hardline, Crush 40, and Axel Rudi Pell, then you have simply missed out on one of the most gifted voices to grace the hard rock genre in the past 25 years!
 
Gioeli will release his very first solo effort, entitled “One Voice”, via Frontiers Music Srl on December 7th. The title “One Voice” is a tribute to the fans who have supported Gioeli’s career for decades. Musically, of the album, Johnny says, “I love guitar driven rock. I love songs that have a direct impact, gets you thinking and puts you in a positive frame of mind.”
 
When asked why he decided to do a solo album at this point in his career, Gioeli says, “[c]reating music is my life. Starting with a pin needle of an idea and cultivating that idea into a song that has an effect on someone has always fulfilled me musically. When a young man in my hometown had a life changing accident leaving him paralyzed, I knew I wanted to do something special. I wanted to make this solo album to help him with some of the enormous costs associated with rehabilitation. I also knew that those who love the music I make are fans for life and I knew they would help too. It’s a testament to the beautiful hearts that circle this globe. I woke one morning with the title ‘One Voice’ in my head knowing that I need air from others to sing. I am so proud of this uplifting album. It’s been said that it is the ‘feel good album of the 21st century’. I’m grateful for those words.”
 
The aforementioned ‘young man’ is Joe Barber. A large portion of the money raised for this album through a Pledge campaign is going directly to Joe and his family to help him and his family with needs his recovery and the associated medical costs.
 
“‘One Voice’ is the sum of my efforts to bring a world together for the love of music”, muses Gioeli. “If you can imagine fans from all parts of the world. the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Scandinavia, Australia etc.all of them coming together to donate money to a kid they don’t even knowit’s a testament to the song ‘One Voice’. We are ‘One Voice’ together, we are love and hope forever, we are one world that matters, so let’s all just help each other.”
 
Of the team that helped him craft this album in the studio, Johnny says, “I have an extremely talented group of musicians performing with me on ‘One Voice’. Eric Gadrix on guitar, who wrote the musical compositions, Marco di Salvia on drums, Nik Mazzucconi on bass, and my Hardline bandmate Alessandro del Vecchio on keys, who is also my trusted producer, engineer and lil’ brother. A powerhouse band I will take on the road. Making this record was a labor of love, for sure. I spent countless days and nights in my studio thinking, singing, recording and making sure I loved it before you, the fans, got a chance to love it. I wanted to paint a picture I hope everyone wants to hang on their wall. ‘One Voice’ is that painting.”
 
“One Voice” Tracklisting:
1. Drive
2. It
3. One Voice
4. Mind Melt
5. Running
6. Deeper
7. Let Me Know
8. Hit Me Once, Hit Ya Twice
9. Price We Pay
10. Out Of Here
11. Oh Fathers
 
PRODUCED BY: Alessandro Del Vecchio
 
MUSICIANS:
Johnny Gioeli: Vocals
Eric Gadrix: Guitars
Nik Mazzucconi: Bass
Marco Di Salvia: Drums
Alessandro Del Vecchio: Keyboards
 
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Thu
04
Oct

GOTTHARD Lineup 'Defrosted 2' Double Album

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Friday, December 7, 2018
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GOTTHARD PRESENTS AN ACOUSTIC TIMETABLE THROUGH MORE THAN 25 YEARS OF BAND HISTORY:
"DEFROSTED 2" APPEARS ON DECEMBER 7, 2018
 
"Defrosted" released in 1997 - was GOTTHARD’s very first live album. Still to this day it’s seen as a cult-milestone within the bands career that helped establish their reputation as the most successful band from Switzerland. For more than 25 years, GOTTHARD have thrived in the global spotlight; with a career that includes 16 No.1-albums, over three million records sold, multiple awards and over 2000 shows all over the planet.
 
And now, 21 years after the first edition, GOTTHARD return to SONY Switzerland and Nuclear Blast with »Defrosted 2«, an ultimate unplugged-compilation of GOTTHARD’s greatest hits. "Defrosted 2" combines the pride of their lengthy career by showcasing 22 of the bands most iconic tracks. It provides a perfect cross section of the bands formidable career that can be appreciated by all.
 
Before the release of »Defrosted 2«, which will be available in both Ecolbook and 4-vinyl formats in December, GOTTHARD will release driving rock‘n‘roll track “Bye Bye Caroline“ as the first single this Friday. As one of two brand new songs on the album the song was lyrically inspired by STATUS QUO‘s 1973 hit "Caroline" and was created with Francis Rossi himself, on the last Rock Meets Classic Tour.
 
“I got to know Leo and Nic at the shows we did together this spring“ explains Rossi. “On the Rock Meets Classic-Tour, there was a comradeship that I haven‘t experienced like this in over 50 years. Leo, Nic and I perfectly got along with each other right from the start, so one evening, I went over to GOTTHARD‘s backstage room with my guitar and we started jamming. Nic immediately started singing some cool melodies to it and Leo said, that the song somehow had to contain "Caroline". Only months later, Rossi invited both of them to his house in London to record “Bye Bye Caroline“ in his home-studio. Whilst in London the band also recorded an accompanying video for the single.
 
"Defrosted 2" was produced by Leo Leoni in collaboration with Nicolo Fragile and as usual, Charlie Bauerfeind was responsible for the mix. A lovingly selected array of sophisticated acoustic arrangements and with two and a half decades of hits, GOTTHARD celebrate exuberantly great moments, quiet memories and unsurpassed riffs on »Defrosted 2«– the pre-order starts on October 5th, 2018.
 
Tracklist "Defrosted 2"
 
CD 1:
01. MISS ME
02. OUT ON MY OWN
03. BANG
04. SWEET LITTLE ROCK ‘N’ ROLLER
05. BEAUTIFUL
06. FEEL WHAT I FEEL
07. HUSH
08. REMEMBER IT’S ME
09. STAY WITH ME
10. TEQUILA SYMPHONY
11. MOUNTAIN MAMA
 
CD 2:
12. WHY
13. C’EST LA VIE
14. ONE LIFE ONE SOUL
15. TELL ME
16. STARLIGHT
17. SISTER MOON
18. RIGHT ON
19. LIFT U UP
20. HEAVEN
21. ANYTIME ANYWHERE
22. SMOKE ON THE WATER
23. BYE BYE CAROLINE (Acoustic version)
24. WHAT I WOULDN’T GIVE (Acoustic version)
 
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Wed
03
Oct

FICTION SYXX New Album 'The Alternate Me' Announced as New MRR Premium Preorder

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MelodicRock Records recently launched the first title to be part of the new initiative called Premium Preorder.
 
The debut album from new AOR stars HEARTS ON FIRE is out officially October 19, but those that signed up have been enjoying the full album for a few weeks now.
 
Premium Preorder will be used on select projects, to give the artists involved the extra resources needed to complete them. These will be carefully selected releases signed to MRR, that will allow the fans to get closer to the artists involved and get exclusive insights into the progress of the album and also be the first to receive the completed product.
 
MRR Premium Preorder will available to anyone interested in the projects, but only for a select period of time once announced.
 
 
MRR is excited to announce the second Premium Preorder campaign will be for the second studio album from progressive melodic rockers FICTION SYXX.
 
 
FICTION SYXX is dialling in on their sophomore release, ‘The Alternate Me’!
 
The line-up had one change - Larry Hart (King Kobra/Montrose) on bass guitar takes over for Tony “The Fretless Monster” Franklin.  This release is focused more on the core than their debut release ‘Tall Dark Secrets’. There are no guest artists on this one and JK Northrup & Mark Lanoue share the lead guitar duties. Prepare for a mix of melody, harmony, soaring slide, and at times SHRED!
 
Fiction Syxx is:
Mark Allen Lanoue - Lead Vocals & Guitar
JK Northrup - Guitar, B. Vocals & Production
Rory Faciane - Drums
Larry Hart - Bass
Eric Ragno - Keyboards
 
There will be 11 tracks … plus bonus material for Premium Preorder supporters.
 
MRR and FICTION SYXX are excited to launch one full track right now – the epic album opening track ‘Tall Dark Secrets’. PP supporters will get a WAV file of this track delivered to them shortly, along with another full length mixed and completed track, plus an exclusive video of JK Northrup in the studio discussing this track.
 
MRR/FS2 Premium Preorder is available today for just $30
 
Standard inclusions in the PP Packs include the following:
 
- Exclusive ‘Longbox’ Cardboard Sleeve Slipcover CD Packaging
- WAV file of debut track
- Additional fully mastered, completed song
- 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
 
Stay tuned for more and PREORDER NOW!
 
 

 
Mon
01
Oct

LION'S SHARE Recalls Three Original Members For New EP

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Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE is making a new five track EP available on streaming services and digital service providers today, September 28.
"EP" is the follow-up to 2009’s "Dark Hours" album and includes a re-recording of the LION’S SHARE classic “Sins Of A Father” - the opening track on the band’s seelf- titled debut from 1995.    

"It was a blast to revisit the song together with Andy Loos (bass) and Kay Backlund (keyboards) who also did the original version with me back in the day. Sure brought back a lot of good and crazy memories.” LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss says.

The EP also features “Another Desire” and “The Lion’s Trial”, both previously only available as lyric videos.

LION'S SHARE lead singer Nils Patrik Johansson says: “Lars and I have always worked very well together, and at this point it feels the most natural to keep LION’S SHARE as a duo, with friends helping out wherever needed. We of course have Andy and Kay, but also my son Nils Fredrik Johansson helping out on drums. Actually it’s more or less the same team that did my solo album “Evil Deluxe” earlier this year when I think about it.”

“As a special bonus we included two Black Sabbath covers, live from the “Sweden Rock - Ronnie James Dio Tribute” in October 2010, where LION’S SHARE was the house band if you will with various guests coming up to do a song or two with us. It’s taken directly from the eight channel drum monitor mixer, so it’s 100% live without any chance to repair or edit. We think it captures the raw energy of the band in front of an absolutely brilliant crowd that night.” adds Lars.

LION’S SHARE “EP” tracklist:
1. Another Desire
2. The Lion’s Trial
3. Sins Of A Father (2018 re-recording)
4. The Mob Rules (Live from the Sweden Rock - Ronnie James Dio Tribute 2010)
5. Heaven And Hell (Live from the Sweden Rock - Ronnie James Dio Tribute 2010)

Feel free to add songs from the EP to your Spotify playlists: https://play.spotify.com/album/54rU13DsZupRyXVuyyjf3L

Lyric video for “Sins Of A Father” - https://youtu.be/Xp1mtvDyjFM
Lyric video for “The Lion’s Trial” - https://youtu.be/2j9dfc69WDI

 
Fri
28
Sep

BONFIRE Announce Double Covers Album To Accompany 'Legends' Tour

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Friday, October 19, 2018
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A special release by German hard'n'heavy legends BONFIRE! The band delivers an extensive covers album, titled "Legends", on October 19th.

Find out more about their upcoming "Bonfire And Friends" tour here: www.bonfireandfriends.de

CD1
01. Africa
02. Hold The Line
03. Rosanna
04. Man On The Silver Mountain
05. I Surrender
06. Stone Cold
07. Death Alley Driver
08. Black Masquerade
09. Burning Heart
10. Eye Of Tiger
11. Caught In The Game
12. Doctor Doctor
13. Lights Out
14. Rock Bottom
15. Child In Time

CD2
01. Jet City Woman
02. Silent Lucidity
03. Eyes Of A Stranger
04. Tears In The Rain
05. The First Time
06. Save Up All Your Tears
07. Hot Cherie
08. Dr. Love
09. Hallelujah
10. Rebellion
11. Heavy Metal Breakdown
12. Love Don't Lie
13. I Wanna Be Loved
14. King Of Dreams
15. Frei Wie Die Geier
16. Erinnerung
17. Alt Wie Ein Baum

 
Looks like the set will include the lead singers responsible for the hits listed above (Bobby Kimball, Johnny Gioeli, Joe Lynn Turner, Geoff Tate etc...) - as will the upcoming tour.
 
 
 
Thu
27
Sep

DAVE BICKLER Debuts New 'Darklight' Solo Album

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Former Survivor vocalist DAVE BICKLER has launched his long worked on solo album 'Darklight' onto all digital platforms as of today. The album has been a labor of love for the much loved vocalist. I'm told a CD and LP release will follow, but with no ETA as yet.
 
Dave's simple statement reads: "My new album "Darklight" is being released at MIDNIGHT! Remember, there's no light without dark, and there's more to light than meets the eye! Happy listening!"
 
Available on Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes, Instagram/Facebook, Google Play, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, Napster, iHeartRadio, ClaroMusica, Saavn, Anghami, KKBox, MediaNet, and Shazam!
 

 
 
Thu
27
Sep

KISS Tribute Given New Name New Art & Bonus DVD

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Friday, October 19, 2018
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Star-Studded Salute To Hard Rock Legends KISS Receives A Very Special Reissue With New Title And All New Artwork!
 
Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet with guest performances by Bruce Kulick, Tommy Shaw, Lemmy Kilmister, Doug Aldrich, Dee Snider, Steve Lukather, Chris Jericho, C.C. DeVille, Dug Pinnick, Page Hamilton, Buzz Osbourne, and more!
 
Los Angeles, CA - An incredible line-up of world-class musicians and vocalists gathered together, under the helm of Grammy award-winning producers Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet, to recreate 11 classics from the catalog of one of music's greatest, best-loved bands, the icons of theatrical shock rock, the mighty KISS! Originally released as Spin The Bottle in 2004, the resulting album has received a complete makeover this year and will be reissued October 19 with all new artwork.
 
Now titled, Pure Fire - The Ultimate KISS Tribute, the album features unique combinations of A-list performers including former KISS member Bruce Kulick plus some of the bands biggest friends and fans including Tommy Shaw (Styx), Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Steve Lukather (Toto), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Buzz Osbourne (The Melvins), Dug Pinnick (King's X), C.C. DeVille (Poison) and so many more!

This special multi-media edition also comes with a bonus making-of DVD that features interviews and stories from the artists, including those who are no longer with us, recorded 14 years ago - it's like a beautifully preserved time capsule showing what these artists looked like, sang like and played like, and what they thought about KISS back then. Hear producer Bob Kulick, Tommy Shaw, Tony Franklin, Aynsley Dunbar, Robin McAuley, Robben Ford , Lemmy , Greg Bissonette, Doug Aldrich, Kip Winger, Carmine Appice, Mike Porcaro,  Fred Coury, and many others share their personal stories and recollections about Paul, Gene, Ace & Peter. No self-respecting KISS fan should be without this release!

Track List:
DISC 1: CD
1. Detroit Rock City - Dee Snider, Doug Aldrich, Marco Mendoza, John Tempesta
2. Love Gun - Tommy Shaw, Steve Lukather, Tim Bogert, Jay Schellen
3. Cold Gin - Mark Slaughter, Ryan Roxy, Robben Ford, Phil Soussan, Steve Riley
4. King Of The Night Time World - Chris Jericho, Rich Ward, Mike Inez, Fred Coury
5. I Want You - Kip Winger, Paul Gilbert, Greg Bissonette
6. God Of Thunder - Buzz Osbourne, Bruce Kulick, Blasko, Carmine Appice
7. Calling Dr. Love - Page Hamilton, Mike Porcaro, Greg Bissonette
8. Shout It Out Loud - Lemmy Kilmister, Jennifer Batten, Bob Kulick, Samantha Maloney
9. Parasite - Dug Pinnick, Bob Kulick, John Alderete, Vinnie Colaiuta
10. Strutter - Phil Lewis, Gilby Clarke, Jeff Pilson, Bobby Rock
11. Stole Your Love - Robin McAuley, C.C. DeVille, Tony Franklin, Aynsley Dunbar

DISC 2: BONUS DVD
Interviews and stories with: Paul Gilbert, Bob Kulick, Tommy Shaw, Tony Franklin, Aynsley Dunbar, Robin McAuley, Robben Ford, Lemmy, Greg Bissonette, C.C. DeVille, Doug Aldrich, Kip Winger, Carmine Appice, Mike Porcaro, Fred Coury, Jennifer Batten, Bobby Rock, Mark Slaughter, Page Hamilton, Tim Bogert, Steve Lukather, Samantha Maloney, Chris Jericho and Bruce Kulick

Pre-order the CD here: https://www.amazon.com/Pure-Fire-Ultimate-Tribute-Various/dp/B07G228VJT/

'After being friends with KISS, knowing them for years, playing on Paul's solo record, it was my pleasure to play on this tribute CD. And also working with Bob Kulick was great fun. I thought it came out great. It ROCKS!' - Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge/ Beck, Bogert, Appice)

'I really liked the new arrangement they had and we screamed through it pretty fast. Wild combinations of players and singers, and in the end a very new twist to some KISS classics.' - Steve Lukather (Toto)

'KISS is and forever will be the most exciting band in the land!' - Kip Winger (Winger)

'What fun it is to do anything with Bob. Giving KISS some love. I tried to do Gene proud. We're all parasites, baby!!' - Dug Pinnick (King's X)

'I was thrilled to play on this record, especially with Mark Slaughter and Ryan Roxie, with whom I have played before. The song 'Cold Gin' was special for me because of one morning back in 1990 when I was awoken by a phone call from Gene Simmons inviting me to come up on stage to play a song with them that night. It was indeed a great moment for me!' - Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne)

'Such an honor to be included then and now, in this list of immensely talented musicians on this KISS tribute. Put your KISS face on and turn it up. Enjoy!!!' - Robin McAuley. ( MSG )

'Some seriously great performances by an insane bunch! Being involved on many of the assorted songs, I had the pleasure of enjoying all the different folks and the cool and varied interpretations they all were bringing to the table.' - David Glen Eisley (Giuffria/Dirty White Boy)

 
Wed
26
Sep

THEOCRACY ‘Mirror Of Souls’ Vinyl Edition Announced

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Ulterium Records are proud to announce the release of a limited vinyl edition of the classic THEOCRACY album "Mirror of Souls". The vinyl edition is strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide (350 copies with black discs and 150 copies with transparent discs) and the release date is set to November 23rd.
 
Matt Smith comments on the release:
"I can't believe it has been 10 years since the release of Mirror of Souls! I remember wondering if anyone would still care, since it had been so long since our first album...but thankfully, you guys did. It was a time of rapid-fire changes: adding band members, learning new recording techniques, and wondering if this crazy idea I had for a 23-minute song would actually work on record like it did in my head. Thank you for giving the album the life it has to this day, and for making those songs enduring standards that we still play at almost every Theocracy show. Cheers, and we hope you enjoy this vinyl release!"
 
Track listing
 
Side A
01. A Tower Of Ashes
02. On Eagles' Wings
03. Laying The Demon To Rest
 
Side B
01. Bethlehem
02. Absolution Day
 
Side C
01. The Writing In The Sand
02. Martyr
 
Side D
01. Mirror Of Souls
 
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