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11
Jun

OVERDRIVE'S 30 YEARS OF SWORDS AND AXES

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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Swedish heavy metal band OVERDRIVE celebrate the 30 year anniversary of second album 'Swords And Axes'. The band played the Muskelrock Festival last month and will now bring the weapons to Japan! Two shows have been booked, at Birth Shinjuku in Tokyo on August 15 and Club Zeela in Osaka on August 17. More shows in Sweden are also currently being booked.
- It's funny, playing in Japan was always one of our goals back in the eighties, and now, thirty years later, we're finally playing there, says guitarist Janne Stark.
The band, formed in 1980, still features four of the five original members. However, original singer Pelle Thuresson is now handling the bass, while the the band's lead singer, Per Lengstedt (Portrait, ex-Unchained) joined in 2003. To commemorate the anniversary the band plays mostly material from the first two albums, and Pelle does share some of the lead vocal duties with Per handling the bass. OVERDRIVE released one EP and two albums before disbanding in 1985. After the re-union in 2003 the band has made several releases such as 'Ressurected', 'Let The Metal Do The Talking' and 'Angelmaker'. Later in 2014 High Roller Records will also release a vinyl re-issue of the debut 'Metal Attack' featuring an extra LP of old demo tracks never before released on vinyl. A new album is also in the pre-production stages, slated for a 2015 release. The line-up features Per 'PerilOz' Lengstedt: vocals, Janne Stark: guitar, Kjell Jacobsson: guitar, Pelle Thuresson: bass and Kenta Svensson: drums.

Discography: 'Reflexions' (MLP), 'Metal Attack' (LP/CD), Swords And Axes (LP/CD), Mission Of Destruction ' Live (CD), Overdrive (7'), Resurrected (MCD), Let The Metal Do The Talking (CD/LP), Angelmaker (CD), The Angelmaker's Daughter (LP)

Fan shoot from the Muskelrock Festival, featuring Pelle on lead vocals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syGrKJ-QJFE
www.facebook.com/OverdriveMetal
Contact: booking@overdrive.se

 

 
Wed
11
Jun

HIGHWAY DREAM SIGN WITH STREET SYMPHONIES RECORDS

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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Highway Dream sign with Street Symphonies Records

Hard rockers Highway Dream inked a deal with Street Symphonies Records to publish their debut album "Wonderful Race", recorded by Oscar Burato at Atomic Stuff Studios (Isorella, Brescia, Italy). Highway Dream is a band of rockers, a band of dreamers' their music is hard as a rock, remembering the best songs of '80s american rock, mixed with fantasy and Italian style! The of Isabella's amazing voice, Roberto's sleaze guitar, Gabriele's strong bass and Massimo's explosive drums are the perfect mix for a great band and great live shows!

Line-up:

Isabella Gorni, vocals
Roberto Zoppi, guitar
Gabriele Frosi,  bass
Massimo Agliardi, drums

Web:

www.highwaydream.it
www.facebook.com/highwaydream?ref=ts&fref=ts
www.streetsymphonies.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Street-Symphonies/152737941430755

 
Wed
11
Jun

THE WHO CELEBRATE THE 40th ANNIVERSARY OF QUADROPHENIA

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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THE WHO CELEBRATE THE 40th ANNIVERSARY OF QUADROPHENIA

WITH THE RELEASE OF


'QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON' DVD ON JUNE 10, 2014

Filmed At Wembley Arena On July 8, 2013

 

 

In 2012/2013, The Who embarked on the Quadrophenia and More Tour, performing their landmark rock opera in its entirety, marking the 40th anniversary of the original 1973 release of this double-album masterpiece. The critically acclaimed and highly successful tour closed at London's Wembley Arena, with the cameras rolling, to record the closing night of this historic anniversary tour.


Filmed on July 8, 2013, QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON features The Who in peak form, performing Quadrophenia from front to back, in its entirety, plus a special set of some of their all-time greatest hits. The film captures the band's dynamic performance in front of their hometown crowd and features blistering performances of 'The Real Me,' 'The Punk And The Godfather,' 'Doctor Jimmy' and a powerful performance of 'Love Reign O'er Me.' With HD screen backdrops, archival footage and today's advanced technology in sound, QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON reunites The Who with bandmates John Entwistle, for '5:15,' and Keith Moon for his signature song 'Bell Boy.' In addition to their performance of Quadrophenia, the band tear through classic tracks such as 'Pinball Wizard,' 'Who Are You,' 'You Better You Bet,' 'Baba O'Riley,' 'Won't Get Fooled Again' and 'Tea & Theatre,' from their 2006 release Endless Wire,' with the intensity and power only The Who can conjure.

 
QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON will be available in various configurations including an expanded 5-Disc Limited Collector's Edition Metal Box which includes the High Definition Blu-Ray' and standard DVD of the concert film, both in 5.1 Surround Sound audio; a two-CD soundtrack of the show; and for the first time, a 5.1 Surround Sound mix of the entire 1973 album release of Quadrophenia on a Blu-Ray Audio'.  Extras include a 6' Mod Headlight sticker, a Mod Headlight button, and a 32-page book with liner notes and photos, all housed in a 10' metal container embossed with the movie-inspired, iconic, Mod bullseye logo painted on a Vespa SG scooter headlight.

 
QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON will also be made available separately on High Definition Blu-Ray', standard DVD, and a downloadable Digital Concert Video, with the complete audio from the concert film being released as a two-CD soundtrack and a downloadable Digital Album. The 5.1 remix of the original Quadrophenia (1973) will be released as a single-disc Blu-Ray Audio'.


Based around the story of Jimmy ' double-album masterpiece Quadrophenia tells the tale of a young mod and his struggle to come of age in the mid-1960s. The project was intended to reflect the four characters of The Who and features some of Townshend's most inspired, personal song-writing - way ahead of its time in scope and purpose and is one of the most widely recognized albums of The Who's career because of its classic depiction of mod culture, its renowned imagery and the magnificent music and powerful performances.  Newly envisioned by Roger Daltrey, the concert film combines archival footage of The Who and images of historical events that have rocked Jimmy's world over the past 40 years giving this magnum opus an enlightened modern twist.



Track List - All Formats Except 1973 Version
 

  1. I Am The Sea
  2. The Real Me
  3. Quadrophenia
  4. Cut My Hair
  5. The Punk And The Godfather
  6. I'm One
  7. The Dirty Jobs
  8. Helpless Dancer
  9. Is It In My Head?
  10. I've Had Enough
  11. 5:15
  12. Sea And Sand
  13. Drowned
  14. Bell Boy
  15. Doctor Jimmy
  16. The Rock
  17. Love Reign O'er Me


Bonus Performances

  1. Who Are You
  2. You Better You Bet
  3. Pinball Wizard
  4. Baba O'Riley
  5. Won't Get Fooled Again
  6. Tea & Theatre



Track List - Blu-Ray Audio Disc' Quadrophenia (1973) Album 5.1 Mix
 

  1. I Am The Sea
  2. The Real Me
  3. Quadrophenia
  4. Cut My Hair
  5. The Punk And The Godfather
  6. I'm One
  7. The Dirty Jobs
  8. Helpless Dancer
  9. Is It In My Head?
  10. I've Had Enough
  11. 5:15
  12. Sea And Sand
  13. Drowned
  14. Bell Boy
  15. Doctor Jimmy
  16. The Rock
  17. Love Reign O'er Me



5-DISC LIMITED COLLECTOR'S EDITION METAL BOX

    -       10' Round Metal Mod Headlight Container

-       1 Blu-Ray Disc': Concert Film

-       1 Standard DVD: Concert Film

-       1 Blu-ray Audio' Format: Quadrophenia (1973) 5.1 Album Mix ' First Time Ever

-       2-CD Soundtrack: Concert Audio

-       Mod Headlight Button

-       6' Mod Headlight Sticker

-       XX Page Booklet with photo and liner notes

SINGLE-DISC HIGH DEFINITION BLU-RAY DISC'

-       Quadrophenia: Live In London ' Concert Film

 SINGLE-DISC STANDARD DVD

-       Quadrophenia: Live In London ' Concert Film

  SINGLE-DISC BLU-RAY AUDIO'

-              First time ever 5.1 mix of the entire album Quadrophenia (1973)

 
DIGITAL VIDEO DOWNLOAD

-       Quadrophenia: Live In London ' Concert Film

2-CD SOUNDTRACK

-       Quadrophenia: Live In London ' Concert Audio

 DIGITAL ALBUM DOWNLOAD

-       Quadrophenia: Live In London ' Concert Audio

 
Wed
11
Jun

SECRET SIGNS DEAL WITH MELODICROCK RECORDS

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Friday, July 18, 2014
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MelodicRock Records is very excited to announce the signing of Spanish melodic rock group Secret for the worldwide release of their debut album The End Of The World on July 18.
 


Secret is a new Melodic Rock project born in Murcia (Spain) in 2012. The line-up comprises of vocalist Jesus Espin (ex-91 Suite)(vocals and backing vocals) and guitarist Ivan Gonzalez (also ex-91 Suite)(guitars, bass, drums and keyboards).
After a period of musical inactivity, and given the friendship between them, the pair decided to once again join forces with the idea of just to have "a good time making music they like". From there the pair wrote a number of new songs and the idea formed to complete an album. Finally, the project is realized under the name of Secret and the album titled The End Of The Road.
The pair had this to say about the debut album and their new deal: "We are pleased to announce the signing of a contract with MRR (MelodicRock Records) for the release of our first album called The End Of The Road. The album is a mixture of all of the influences that we had through all these years of listening to music. You will find classic hard rock, AOR, country, soul... It's been a long and hard road to walk through but we are really proud of it. And we would love to know what you think of it too. See you soon!"

The track listing for The End Of The Road is: Give Up The Fight, Here With Me, Since I Fell For You, Just To Hear You Say, Bring You Down, Out Of My Life, Wherever You Go, Trust Someone, Piece Of Mind, When You Really Love Someone, Angeline, I Believe In Love.
 

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You can check the band out online at: www.facebook.com/SecretMelodicRockBand. You'll get to hear more from within this great AOR album soon. Meanwhile, you can check out the full track Since I Fell For You right now:
 


 

 
Wed
11
Jun

SUPERSTARS OF CLASSIC ROCK HONOR THE MUSIC & LEGACY OF THE DOORS

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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Superstars Of Classic Rock Honor The Music & Legacy Of The Doors Feat. Members of Deep Purple, Foreigner, Yes, Rainbow, Mountain, Moody Blues, ELP and Others!

Featuring Todd Rundgren, Ian Gillan, Edgar Winter, Steve Morse, David Johansen, Larry Coryell, Mark Farner, Patirck Moraz, Mick Box, Keith Emerson, Lou Gramm, Leslie West, Thijs Van Leer, Steve Cropper, Rick Wakeman, Roye Albrighton, Nik Turner, Steve Hillage, Zoot Horn Rollo and Others!

Los Angeles, CA - A star-studded syndicate of rock virtuosos have gathered together to pay tribute to one of the best loved and most influential bands of all-time, The Doors, on a new CD release titled Light My Fire - A Classic Rock Salute To The Doors to be released by Purple Pyramid Records on June 24th! Produced by the extraordinarily talented Billy Sherwood, the album features brand new interpretations of classic Doors cuts that defined an entire generation, songs such as 'Light My Fire,' 'Riders On The Storm,' 'Break On Through (To The Other Side),' 'Love Her Madly,' 'L.A. Woman,' 'People Are Strange,' and lots more!

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear some of The Doors' peers and prodigies tackle these seminal songs. Not one but TWO members of the quintessential prog rock band Yes, keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman and lead guitarist Steve Howe, joined Deep Purple's Ian Gillan on the signature song, 'Light My Fire,' which as Wakeman explains, 'has always been one of those iconic tracks that keyboard players listen to because of the fact that there are so few tracks with keyboard/organ solos on them compared to our six-stringed buddies. It's also a solo area that is totally open to interpretation so whatever you do is not comparable to the original, so it was an absolute joy to do.' Howe likewise enthuses, 'I was delighted to play on this album as The Doors were a band I heard a lot as everywhere I went in the late '60s their music was playing, at friend's, in restaurants, gigs & bars throughout London. I'm sure I saw them play at Middle Earth, a then hip club. Then, when the reissue more recently came out, I got totally back into their music, especially 'Light My Fire.''

Another keyboard legend, Geoff Downes, likewise extolled the genius of Doors' organist Ray Manzarek saying, 'It was a real privilege to be asked to participate in this project. Ray Manzarek was one of the pioneers of keyboard playing in rock music, and had a major influence on me and many others. His style was totally unique, and an integral element into what made The Doors sound the way they did.'

Meanwhile, renegade guitarist Steve Morse, of Dixie Dregs fame, recollects that The Doors were 'a soundtrack, literally, for some of the most memorable times, good and bad, that I experienced as a young teen. Like many of my favorites, they were adventurous, improvising, unafraid of what the media might say, and all with a sort of lyrical freedom that still stands up today.' The Cars' lead axeman Elliot Easton proclaims, 'I had a wonderful time reinterpreting 'Spanish Caravan,'' a song Easton found both 'challenging and very rewarding!' And jazz fusion Larry Coryell concludes, 'The Doors were the unofficial representatives to the world for LA, not 'Los Angeles,' but 'LA.' Their sound - raunchy, cluttered, sassy, leering, kind of mean, and always horny was the sound of LA/Los Angeles itself. How many times circa '65-66 did my first wife Julie and I drive through LA on the freeway listening to, say, 'Love Me Two Times,' and think that The Doors were the sound of LA just as clearly as Thelonious Monk was the sound of NYC.'

That sound continues to reverberate outward through both space and time, touching each new generation around the globe and keeping The Doors' flame burning brighter than ever! Producer Billy Sherwood sums it up when he declares, 'The Doors' music will live on forever, and it's my hope that we've paid tribute to the band in the highest way possible.'

1. L.A. Woman - Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Ted Turner (Wishbone Ash) & Patrick Moraz (Moody Blues)
2. Love Me Two Times - Lou Gramm (Foreigner), Thijs van Leer (Focus) & Larry Coryell
3. Roadhouse Blues - Leslie West (Mountain), Brian Auger & Rod Piazza
4. Love Her Madly - Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) & Mick Box (Uriah Heep)
5. Riders On The Storm - Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow), Tony Kaye (Yes) & Steve Cropper (Booker T. & The M.G.'s)
6. The Crystal Ship - Edgar Winter & Chris Spedding
7. Intro (People Are Strange) - Keith Emerson, Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter & Joel Druckman (John Fahey)
8. People Are Strange - David Johansen (NY Dolls) & Billy Sherwood (Yes)
9. Touch Me - Robert Gordon, Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Steve Morse & Nik Turner (Hawkwind)
10. The Soft Parade - Graham Bonnet (Rainbow), Christopher North (Ambrosia) & Steve Hillage (Gong)
11. Hello, I Love You - Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep) & Roye Albrighton (Nektar)
12. Spanish Caravan - Eric Martin (Mr. Big) & Elliot Easton (The Cars)
13. Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar) - Todd Rundgren & Geoff Downes (Yes / Asia) & Zoot Horn Rollo (Captain Beefheart)
14. Break On Through (To The Other Side) - Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad) & Chick Churchill (Ten Years After)
15. Light My Fire - Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), Rick Wakeman (Yes) & Steve Howe (Yes)
16. The End - Pat Travers & Jimmy Greenspoon (Three Dog Night)

To pre-order the CD at Amazon: http://georiot.co/216h
To pre-order the album on iTunes: http://georiot.co/Wns

www.CleopatraRecords.com

 
Tue
10
Jun

ACE FREHLEY DEBUTS "GIMME A FEELIN'

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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ACE FREHLEY DEBUTS "GIMME A FEELIN'" ~ ALL NEW LP SPACE INVADER OUT LATE SUMMER!

Founding KISS guitarist and 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ACE FREHLEY has debuted an all new single titled "Gimme a Feelin'.

You can listen to the song here:

https://soundcloud.com/steamhammer-spv/ace-frehley-gimme-a-feelin

"Gimme a Feelin'"
is now available for purchase on all digital platforms in Europe.

The new effort serves as the first single from his all new LP SPACE INVADER slated for a late summer release via Steamhammer/SPV in Europe as digipak, 2LP, standard version and download.

www.acefrehley.com
www.spv.de

 
Tue
10
Jun

MR. BIG BACK IN THE STUDIO AND BACK ON THE ROAD

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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Much loved meloidc rockers Mr. Big are back in the studio for a new album due later this year. And their first tour plans have been announced:

 

GOOD NEWS TO ALL!!! Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls...Drum roll please! ERIC, PAT, PAUL AND BILLY ARE BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER!!! Mr. Big's Japan Tour will kick off in November. Please stay tuned for more updates soon. Here are the dates:

11/5 Sapporo
11/7 Iwate
11/8 Miyagi
11/10 Tokyo Budokan
11/12 Osaka
11/15 Hiroshima
11/17 Nagoya
11/19 Fukuoka

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Tue
10
Jun

EAGLE ROCK RELEASE JETHRO TULL'S IAN ANDERSON THICK AS A BRICK ' LIVE IN ICELAND

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE
 
JETHRO TULL'S IAN ANDERSON
THICK AS A BRICK ' LIVE IN ICELAND
 
~ DVD, SD BLU-RAY, 2CD AND DIGITAL FORMATS ~
 
~AUGUST 26, 2014~
 
THE FIRST EVER RELEASE TO COMBINE THE 1972 CONCEPT ALBUM THICK AS A BRICK AND FOLLOW-UP THICK AS A BRICK 2: WHATEVER HAPPEN TO GERALD BOSTOCK ' LIVE!

 
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New York, NY (June 9, 2014)-- On August 26, 2014, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Thick As A Brick - Live In Iceland by Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson on 2CD, DVD, SD Blu-ray and digital formats [Pre-book Order Date, August 1, MSRP $14.98 DVD, $19.98 SD Blu-ray, $17.98 2CD].  This is the first time Thick As A Brick and Thick As A Brick 2: Whatever Happened To Gerald Bostock? have been offered in a combined set, resulting in a superb presentation of the complete story of Gerald Bostock.
 
Jethro Tull's famed concept album Thick As A Brick was originally released in 1972 and featured one continuous track spread across two sides of an LP telling the story of a young boy named Gerald Bostock. 40 years later in 2012, Jethro Tull's founder and leader Ian Anderson continued the story, with the creation of Thick As A Brick 2: Whatever Happened To Gerald Bostock?. Following this release, Anderson took both albums on the road to present the complete narrative live. This show, filmed in Iceland, brings Gerald's tale to life as never before and creates the definitive presentation of Thick As A Brick.
 
Ian Anderson recently released the very successful solo album Homo Erraticus, and is currently on tour across Europe from June to September (full details at www.jethrotull.com).
 
Underlining not only Ian Anderson's importance as a songsmith, Thick As A Brick ' Live In Iceland also showcases this consummate live performer.
 
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world.  Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum and over 90 gold discs, worldwide.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.
 
For more information regarding this and other Eagle Rock Entertainment releases, contact Carol Kaye at Carol@Kayosproductions.com. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KayosProductionsInc.
 
Follow Eagle Rock Entertainment at:
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/EagleRockEnt
Twitter: www.twitter.com/EagleRockNews
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/eaglerocktv
 
TRACK LISTING

1) Thick As A Brick* 
2) From A Pebble Thrown** 
3) Pebbles Instrumental 
4) Might Have Beens 
5) Upper Sixth Loan Shark 
6) Banker Bets, Banker Wins 
7) Swing It Far 
8) Adrift And Dumbfounded 
9) Old School Song 
10) Wootton Bassett Town          
11) Power And Spirit 
12) Give Til It Hurts 
13) Cosy Corner 
14) Shunt And Shuffle 
15) A Change Of Horses 
16) Confessional 
17) Kismet In Surburbia 
18) What-ifs, Maybes And Might-Have-Beens
 
*CD1
**CD2
 

 
Tue
10
Jun

MATIVISION RELEASES THE DREAM THEATER 360 INTERACTIVE APP FOR ANDROID

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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MATIVISION RELEASES THE DREAM THEATER 360 INTERACTIVE APP FOR ANDROID
 

June 9, 2014, Los Angeles

Mativision happily announces the release of their DreamTheater360 App on Android on June 9, 2014. The Android DreamTheater360 App offers fans a unique 360 interactive experience into the Grammy-nominated progressive metal titans performance, as captured onstage by Mativision multi-camera 360 video technology at Luna Park in Buenos Aires. (App Promo video: http://youtu.be/d6t3z-vuS0M)

In its first release, the Android DreamTheater360 App will include 2 interactive 360 songs filmed and produced using the Mativision technology, which virtually transports fans directly onto the Luna Park stage right next to the band members and completely immerses them in a unique experience that they can control in real time. Each fan can direct the show by manipulating Mativisions multi-camera player, and enjoy the concert in any way they want. Fans can seamlessly choose among six different cameras while also having the capability to rotate each camera angle and zoom in and out, by tapping and dragging. More 360 interactive Luna Park songs will be added to the Android App every week, at no extra charge to Android DreamTheater360 App users.

The Android DreamTheater360 App is available on the Google Play Store, priced at $9,99. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mativision.dt360Complete

About DREAM THEATER: With total sales exceeding 10 million albums and DVDs worldwide, Dream Theater have long stood among the upper echelon of hard rock giants. Albums such as 1992s RIAA gold-certified classic Images & Words (featuring the breakthrough top 10 single, Pull Me Under) have earned the Long Island, NY-based band countless accolades for their visionary synthesis of melodic power and virtuosic experimentation, including being named as one of Rolling Stones top 10 Best Prog Rock Bands of All time. They formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by John Petrucci, John Myung, and Mike Portnoy. Though a number of lineup changes followed, the three original members remained together, along with James LaBrie and Jordan Rudess, until September 2010, when Mike Portnoy exited the band. In October 2010, Dream Theater held auditions for a new drummer, and added drummer extraordinaire Mike Mangini to its roster. DREAM THEATERs spirit of adventure and fearless musical virtuosity continues to reap dividends for the progressive metal titans whove just earned their second Grammy nomination, this time for Best Metal Performance for their single The Enemy Inside from their current self-titled worldwide smash album on Roadrunner Records. The band received its first-ever Grammy nomination in 2012 for On The Backs Of Angels (from their A Dramatic Turn Of Events album) in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category.                                     

Mativision delivers THE ultimate interactive I Was There Experience (Live Streamed or VOD). Mativision technology captures live performances/events by using multiple special 360 Mativision cameras. The multi-camera Mativision Player then allows the performance to be viewed from almost every angle in full 360. Users can choose between multiple synchronized cameras, rotate their view (look around), zoom in and out, switch to auto pilot, with access to lyrics, photos, videos, links to Artist related sites and full social networking connectivity. Mativision Players are available for embedding on any web site, (including YouTube, Facebook etc), standalone desktop and/or Apple & Android mobile platforms. Find out more about Mativision at: www.mativision.com or facebook.com/mativision and follow @Mativision on Twitter.

 
Tue
10
Jun

X-DRIVE TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM GET YOUR ROCK ON

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Friday, August 22, 2014
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IMPRESSIVE L.A. NEWCOMERS X-DRIVE TO RELEASE

DEBUT ALBUM "GET YOUR ROCK ON"

ON FRONTIERS IN AUGUST

 

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of X-DRIVE's debut album entitled “Get Your Rock On” on August 22nd in Europe and August 26th in North America.

X-DRIVE is a new band centered around guitar player Jeremy Brunner, an Oregon transplant, who – on the heels of his songwriting skills managed to put together an impressive debut with an affinity for catchy riffs, insightful lyrics and huge choruses.

Some of the best in Los Angeles have joined the ranks of X-DRIVE, including bassist James Lomenzo (White Lion, Megadeth, Black Label Society), singer Keith St. John (Burning Rain, Lynch Mob, Montrose) and to round out the project hard-hitting drummer Fred Fischer from Midline. Then legendary producer Andy Johns, the former Led Zeppelin engineer, was able to finish the X-DRIVE tracks just before his tragic death in 2013.

“It was such a pleasure to contribute to Jeremy's effort! He has written and crafted an incredible homage to the style of 80's rock, a style that I cut my teeth on back in the day,” Lomenzo said. “His love for the era and style really comes through in a surprisingly satisfying way.”

“Writing with Brunner was an absolute pleasure,” St. John said. “On the whole, the vehicle for his musical canvasses has been a breath of fresh air in directness and simplicity. I found myself patently inspired to fashion my parts for this collection of songs that was Jeremy’s own refreshing take on the ‘80s."

“Get Your Rock On” was mixed by Wyn Davis (Black Sabbath, Dio, Whitesnake, Dokken), and it took more than a year in the studio to make things just the way Brunner wanted, as the guitarist is a bit of a mastermind perfectionist. But it was definitely worth the wait! The X-DRIVE debut positively rocks from beginning to end.

Check out the official EPK here: http://youtu.be/LGavI-erOeI

“Get Your Rock On” will include the following tracklisting: Love’s A Bitch; Get Your Rock On; Steppin’ On The Rock; Baby Bye Bye; California; Lay Me Down; Turn The Noize Down; Beyond the Angels; Rattlesnake Eyes; Just Can’t Stay; Change of Heart; Love Breaks the Fool.

 
Tue
10
Jun

RUSH'S LEGENDARY 'PRESTO' ALBUM TO BE RELEASED ON HYBRID SACD

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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Rush's Legendary 'Presto' Album To Be Released On Limited Numbered Edition Hybrid SACD
 
“...arguably Rush's most original effort ever!”
 
Camarillo, CA - Rush fans rejoice! Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity will be reissuing Rush's legendary 'Presto' album on limited numbered edition Hybrid SACD! Rush were never a band known to play the same sort of thing for any extended period, they often pushed the boundaries of rock and their formidable list of albums helped to bring prog to a wider audience. By 1989 a change was inevitable and with their 13th studio album, 'Presto', it was a change for the good. 'Presto' marked the beginning of a transition period, moving away from a sound dominated by synthesizers and toward more traditional rock instrumentation. The synths were toned back while the guitars were brought up to a reasonable level allowing the emphasis to return to the rhythm instruments, resurrecting the groove that Rush maintains so very well. 
 
“A creative rebirth - producing a groove that's positively infectious.”
 
Geddy Lee and Neal Peart are in good form, but Alex Lifeson is the real story, he can be heard in grand force and even pulls out the acoustic guitar. Lifeson’s leads in “Superconductor” are brilliant, Geddy Lee does great solo work on “Show Don't Tell” and Peart’s percussion on “Scars” features a complex tribal rhythm drum pattern in which both acoustic and electronic drums are utilized - a synthesis of the two that's accessible without compromising. Each of these tracks, along with? “The Pass,”? reached the top of the Album Rock Tracks charts with “Show Don't Tell” hitting #1. 'Presto' climbed to #16 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.
 
Rush made a stab at greatness with 'Presto' and Rupert Hine's deft production had much to do with its success.
 
Tracks
1. Show Don't Tell
2. Chain Lightning
3. The Pass
4. War Paint
5. Scars
6. Presto
7. Superconductor
8. Anagram (for Mongo)
9. Red Tide
10. Hand Over Fist
11. Available Light
 
Produced by Rupert Hine 
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
 
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Fri
06
Jun

FOZZY TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM 'DO YOU WANNA START A WAR'

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Friday, July 25, 2014
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FOZZY To Release New Full-Length Studio Album
'Do You Wanna Start A War' July 25th!
 
Pre-Order The Album Now At iTunes And
Instantly Receive The Track 'One Crazed Anarchist'
 

 
FOZZY have announced they will release their highly anticipated, new full-length studio album 'Do You Wanna Start A War' (Century Media Records) in Australia and New Zealand on July 25th! Fans can now pre-order the 12-track album at iTunes and receive an instant download of the song 'One Crazed Anarchist.' Preview the track now and watch the new lyric video premiering exclusively at Revolver. Recently, the band unveiled a new lyric video for the debut single 'Lights Go Out,' which shows the band in a stunning new light. FOZZY have just finished a U.S. run performing at festivals across the country including Rock on the Range, Carolina Rebellion, and Rockfest along with many other shows. FOZZY will be performing June 14th in the U.K. on the main stage of the Download Festival.
  
Led by the inimitable duo of guitarist Rich Ward (co-founder of the influential underground band Stuck Mojo) and vocalist Chris Jericho (famed WWE superstar and media personality), the band FOZZY has really always been about one thing: having fun. Produced by Ward 'Do You Wanna Start A War' is the bands follow-up to their acclaimed 2012 release 'Sin and Bones' and sixth studio effort since 2000. Featuring 12-tracks, the new album includes the debut single 'Lights Go Out,' alongside the title track and the return of the Theremin in 'Bad Tattoo.' As described by Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour, 'Do You Wanna Start A War is dark, dense and sharp. Sonically and lyrically, this feels like it's going somewhere big. I love it!'
 
What started out for guitarist Rich Ward as a weekend cover band, called FOZZY OSBOURNE, soon became an internationally signed act with the biggest star in professional wrestling, Chris Jericho, as its lead singer. With adopted stage names and an elaborate backstory written for the movies, the band's early recordings consisted mainly of cover songs ranging from Black Sabbath and Dio, to Iron Maiden and M'tley Cr'e. Jericho's singing ability and overall passion for music makes one wonder just how he is able to find the time to excel in pretty much everything he does, while Ward counting Zakk Wylde and Synyster Gates as fans, is probably one of the greatest, and unjustly so, underrated guitarists in rock and metal today. It was these qualities that pushed the band to drop alter egos get rid of the backstory and write original music.
 
Over the course of the next seven years, the band did just that; three albums worth to be exact. The records were fit in between Jericho's wrestling, TV and writing career. It wasn't until their last release 'Sin and Bones' though that the band really started to hit their stride. Jericho was winding down his involvement with sports, the band was touring more than ever before and their live show was as strong as ever sharing the stage with such music luminaries as Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Steel Panther, Shinedown, and many others. The entertainment, the fun factor, the showmanship were all there and in full force. More so than any point in the bands' career.

  

By the time 'Do You Wanna Start A War' is released, a horde of seasoned and newfound fans will have seen FOZZY live and heard new tracks off the album. They will have witnessed one of the greatest performances they've ever seen, they will have witnessed one of the best frontman in any genre of music sing some of the catchiest songs they've heard in ages and most importantly, they will have had the best time in their lives doing it.
 
FOZZY is Chris Jericho on vocals, Rich Ward on guitars and vocals, Frank Fontsere on drums, Billy Grey on guitars, and Paul Di Leo on bass.
 
FOZZY: 'Do You Wanna Start A War' tracklisting
 
Do You Wanna Start A War
Bad Tattoo
Lights Go Out
Died With You
Tonite
Brides of Fire
One Crazed Anarchist
Unstoppable
Scarecrow
No Good Way
SOS
Witchery

 
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Thu
05
Jun

YES TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM ‘HEAVEN & EARTH’

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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THE ICONIC AND GRAMMY-WINNING ROCK BAND
YES
SET TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM
‘HEAVEN & EARTH’
JULY 22 ON FRONTIERS RECORDS

35-DATE SUMMER TOUR LAUNCHES JULY 8 IN BOSTON
PERFORMING TWO OF THEIR CLASSIC ALBUMS
IN THEIR ENTIRETY IN ONE EVENING:
‘FRAGILE’ AND ‘CLOSE TO THE EDGE’
PLUS AN ENCORE OF THEIR GREATEST HITS AND SONGS FROM ‘HEAVEN & EARTH’


Above: Album cover art for Heaven & Earth by Roger Dean

 

Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, Grammy Award winning, YES are proud to announce they will release their  new studio album, HEAVEN & EARTH, July 22 on Frontiers Records. Having sold nearly 40 million albums in a career that has so far spanned more than four decades, HEAVEN & EARTH sees YES continuing with its tradition of symphonic progressive rock that remains timelessly fresh and innovative. HEAVEN & EARTH is available now for pre-order on Amazon here: http://smarturl.it/YES_Amz_Preorder.

HEAVEN & EARTH contains eight new tracks, each of which boasts the unique musicianship and craftsmanship that have come to be known as “the YES sound.” YES’ distinctive layered music, swirling arrangements, brilliant vocals and harmonies are all in abundance. HEAVEN & EARTH is an album sure to please both long-time and new YES fans. For HEAVEN & EARTH, YES teamed up with legendary Grammy Award winner, Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, The Cars, Guns N’ Roses, Foreigner, Smashing Pumpkins, Alice Cooper, etc.), who handled the production and Billy Sherwood (Toto, Paul Rodgers, Air Supply, etc.) who mixed the album. Also onboard is long-time YES artist, the world-renowned Roger Dean, who again brings his masterful artistic creativity to the album’s cover art and packaging.

Tracklisting for Heaven & Earth:

1. Believe Again
2. The Game
3. Step Beyond
4. To Ascend
5. In A World Of Our Own
6. Light Of The Ages
7. It Was All We Knew
8. Subway Walls

To coincide with the release of HEAVEN & EARTH, the multi-platinum progressive rock band--bassist CHRIS SQUIRE, guitarist STEVE HOWE, drummer ALAN WHITE, keyboardist GEOFF DOWNES and singer JON DAVISON--announced in March they’ll launch their 35-date summer tour featuring YES performing, in their entirety, 1971’s groundbreaking album FRAGILE for the first-time ever and a repeat performance from last year’s tour of 1972’s CLOSE TO THE EDGE, followed by an encore of the band’s greatest hits.

The album FRAGILE is considered to be their U.S. breakthrough album peaking at #4 on the Billboard Album charts in the U.S. The RIAA-certified double platinum album has sold over two million copies and features YES’ hit single “Roundabout” and other classics likeLong Distance Runaround” and “Heart of the Sunrise.” It also marks the band’s first collaboration with artist Roger Dean on cover art, who has designed many of the band’s album covers and logos. The band’s album CLOSE TO THE EDGE--widely regarded as one of the greatest progressive rock albums ever recorded--was on the U.S. charts for 32 weeks, peaking at #3. A Rolling Stone review noted, “Yes’ colors are subtle, almost imperceptible tints, but the main strokes are bold and thick, applied with sureness and natural instinct.” Inspired by Siddhartha and their “state of mind” at the time, the Gold-certified album featuring epic suites such as “Close To The Edge” and “You And I” was named one of the “100 Greatest Guitar Albums of All Time” by Guitar World (2006). Track listings for both albums listed here: http://www.smarturl.it/qcbcnm.

Spend “An Evening with YES” this summer in the following cities:

DATE

   

CITY

 

VENUE

Tue

7/8

 

Boston, MA

 

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Wed

7/9

 

New York, NY

 

Radio City Music Hall

Fri

7/11

 

Wallingford, CT

 

Toyota Oakdale Theatre

Sat

7/12

 

Westbury, NY

 

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Sun

7/13

 

Newport, RI

 

Newport Yachting Center

Tue

7/15

 

Washington, DC

 

Warner Theatre

Wed

7/16

 

Hampton, NH

 

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

Fri

7/18

 

Salamanca, NY

 

Seneca Allegany Casino

Sat

7/19

 

Philadelphia, PA

 

Tower Theater

Sun

7/20

 

Munhall, PA

 

Carnegie Music Hall

Tue

7/22

 

Rochester Hills, MI

 

Meadow Brook

Wed

7/23

 

Northfield, OH

 

Hard Rock Live Northfield Park

Fri

7/25

 

Madison, WI

 

Overture Hall

Sat

7/26

 

Chicago, IL

 

Copernicus Center

Mon

7/28

 

Nashville, TN

 

Ryman Auditorium

Tue

7/29

 

Louisville, KY

 

Louisville Palace

Wed

7/30

 

Atlanta, GA

 

Symphony Hall

Fri

8/1

 

Hollywood, FL

 

Seminole Hard Rock Live

Sat

8/2

 

St. Petersburg, FL

 

Mahaffey Theater

Sun

8/3

 

Orlando, FL

 

Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre

Tue

8/5

 

Houston, TX

 

Bayou Music Center

Wed

8/6

 

Grand Prairie, TX

 

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Thu

8/7

 

Kansas City, MO

 

Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

Sat

8/9

 

Denver, CO

 

Paramount Theatre

Mon

8/11

 

Tucson, AZ

 

Rialto Theatre

Tue

8/12

 

Mesa, AZ

 

Ikeda Theatre at Mesa Arts Center

Wed

8/13

 

Albuquerque, NM

 

Legends Theater at Route 66 Casino

Fri

8/15

 

Las Vegas, NV

 

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Sat

8/16

 

Anaheim, CA

 

City National Grove of Anaheim

Mon

8/18

 

San Diego, CA

 

Humphrey’s Concerts By the Bay

Tue

8/19

 

San Jose, CA

 

City National Civic

Thu

8/21

 

Tulalip, WA

 

Tulalip Amphitheatre

Fri

8/22

 

Grand Ronde, OR

 

Spirit Mountain Casino

Sat

8/23

 

Lincoln, CA

 

Thunder Valley Casino Resort

Sun

8/24

 

Los Angeles, CA

 

Greek Theatre

YES is proud to provide special show packages, which include near-stage seating, a meet and greet with the band, exclusive limited-edition gifts from YES, and much more. For more information on prices, on-sale dates and to purchase YES packages/tickets, go to www.yesworld.com.

About YES:
Since its founding in 1968, YES has created much of rock history’s most important music, including iconic pieces like ‘Roundabout,’ 'Close to the Edge,’ ‘I’ve Seen All Good People,’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart,’ ‘Starship Trooper,’ and countless others. Its albums, including ‘Fragile,’ ‘Close to the Edge,’ ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans,’ and ‘90125,’ have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA. YES continues to inspire millions of musicians, fans, and music lovers around the world.

 
YES (L-R): Steve Howe, Jon Davison, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Chris Squire

Photo Credit: Rob Shanahan

For more information on YES, visit:
yesworld.com
facebook.com/yestheband 
twitter.com/yesofficial 
youtube.com/user/yesofficial
instagram.com/yesofficial#
soundcloud.com/yesofficial

 
Thu
05
Jun

MICHAEL SCHENKER VOCALIST JOINS EDEN'S CURSE ONSTAGE IN LONDON

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Thursday, June 5, 2014
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Video : Michael Schenker vocalist joins Eden's Curse onstage in London

 

Multinational Melodic Metal band and AFM Records act, Eden's Curse, were joined onstage at Camden Underworld, London by former Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen and current Michael Schenker vocalist Doogie White.

White, who contributed guest backing vocals to the groups 2007 self-titled debut and 2008's sophomore release, "The Second Coming", joined new Curse vocalist Nikola Mijic (Alogia, Dreyelands) for a duet on their 2011 YouTube hit "No Holy Man".

A fan filmed video can seen here : "No Holy Man" : http://youtu.be/RaiPgO-oUlI

"No Holy Man" was the lead single from the groups third album, "Trinity", which featured Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie on guest lead vocals.

Eden's Curse have just completed a successful seven date debut headline club tour of the UK in support of their latest album "Symphony Of Sin", with the grand finale being the show at the infamous club in the English capital. 

More fan filmed footage from the show can be seen here :

"Symphony Of Sin" : http://youtu.be/bOJDY6q_VLY

"Trinity" : http://youtu.be/lScnIve6fhk

The band, consisting of Nikola Mijic (vocals), Thorsten Koehne (guitar), Paul Logue (bass) and John Clelland (drums), will begin writing their fifth studio album towards the end of the Summer and are already putting plans in place to return to the UK towards the end of the year, as well as working on additional European dates.

 
Wed
04
Jun

BOSTON TO RELEASE TOUR EDITION OF CURRENT ALBUM

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Boston are trying to breathe life back into Life Love & Hope with this: special tour edition, out in Japan July 23...
 
1. Heaven On Earth
2. Didn't Mean To Fall In Love
3. Last Day Of School
4. Sail Away
5. Life, Love & Hope
6. If You Were In Love
7. Someday
8. Love Got Away
9. Someone (2.0)
10. You Gave Up On Love (2.0)
11. The Way You Look Tonight
12. Someday - Tom Scholz Vocal Version (Bonus Track)
13. Te Quiero Mia (Bonus Track)
14. Oh Canada (Bonus Track)
15. God Rest Ye Metal Gentlemen (Bonus Track)
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Wed
04
Jun

SILVERTIDE TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE IN SEPTEMBER

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
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Silvertide to release new single in September

The Philadelphia Quintet releases first new music in 10 years

 

Philadelphia PA (June 2014) - The rock band Silvertide has announced this morning that the group will release a new single entitled Try Try Try worldwide this September.

The band has set its new release to coincide with the 10 year anniversary of their debut album Show & Tell. The album has sold close to 400,000 units, and has since achieved a cult like following worldwide.

“If you love rock music with sexy guitars then we have it in spades. My only regret is that this song wasn't on our first record”, said lead singer Walt Lafty.

Try Try Try will be available for pre-order through iTunes soon, and will also come with a free behind the scenes video for purchasers. The single was produced by David Ivory (Halestorm, The Roots), mixed by Steve LaFashia, and features all 5 original band members.

For more information follow the band on Facebook http://facebook.com/silvertideband and visit their official website http://silvertideband.com

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Wed
04
Jun

TERRAPLANE DEBUT ALBUM REISSUE DUE JUNE 16

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Monday, June 16, 2014
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TERRAPLANE DEBUT ALBUM REISSUE CELEBRATED WITH RARE DOUBLE SINGLE RELEASE

Hear No Evil Recordings
/Cherry Red are celebrating their upcoming expanded edition reissue of TERRAPLANE's debut 1985 album BLACK AND WHITE with the release of a rare double digital single: I SURVIVE / GIMME THE MONEY (City Records Version) on June 9.

More widely known as inimitable British hard rock heroes THUNDER, Danny Bowes (vocals), Luke Morley (guitar) and Harry James (drums) formed the more pop-orientated Terraplane in the early 80s, releasing their debut single 'I Survive' in 1983.  Building up a loyal following in London, and with support from Kerrang! magazine, they eventually found major label recognition when they signed to Epic Records, releasing "Black And White', their debut, in 1985.

'I'm The One' features none other than Jools Holland on organ, and 'Couldn't Handle The Tears' has guest vocals from Ruby Turner.

After 1987's "Moving Target' LP, Terraplane split up, with its principle members forming the harder rocking Thunder, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Thunder split in 2009, playing live only occasionally since then, but has recently decided to start work on a new album.  The band will be on the bill with Aerosmith at the Calling Festival at Clapham Common on June 28.

Black And White: Expanded Edition is due for release June 16, remastered with eight bonus tracks and 16-page colour booklet including rare memorabilia and extensive liner notes by Malcolm Dome, and featuring interviews with Luke Morley and Danny Bowes.

 


Pre-order Terraplane - Black And White: Expanded Edition here:


http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=4672

 

Terraplane - Back And White: Expanded Edition Track Listing:

1. Don't Walk Away

2. When You're Hot

3. I Can't Live Without Your Love

4. Talking To Myself

5. You Can't Hurt Me Anymore

6. I Survive

7. Right Between The Eyes

8. Black And White

9. I'm The One

10. Get Your Face Out Of My Dream

11. Couldn't Handle The Tears

 

BONUS TRACKS

12. Beginning Of The End

13. Let The Wheels Go Round

14. Get Your Face Out Of My Dream

(Demo Version - Previously Unreleased)

15. All Night And Day (Live)

16. Tough Kind Of Life

17. I Survive (City Records version)

18. Gimme The Money (City Records version)

 

Links:

www.cherryred.co.uk

www.hearnoevilrecordings.com

 
Wed
04
Jun

MARK SLAUGHTER RELEASES FIRST SOLO MATERIAL, "NEVER GIVIN UP"

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
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MARK SLAUGHTER RELEASES FIRST SOLO MATERIAL, "NEVER GIVIN UP"
WITH PROCEEDS GOING TO MILITARY RED CIRCLE FOUNDATION!
 

Nashville, TN. - This Spring Mark Slaughter released a new single, 'Never Givin' Up,' his first ever solo track outside of his multi-platinum band Slaughter, to rave reviews on radio stations across the country. And with legendary music producer Michael Wagener Mixing and Mastering it, Mark played all instruments on the track with the only exception being drums that were tackled by Mark Goodin.
 
Picking up traction on the charts, the tune salutes the military and all who have served, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Red Circle Foundation that assists families of the US Special Operations Forces.
 
It's available at Amazon, iTunes, and Google.
 
 
MARK SLAUGHTER - The band Slaughter sold more than five million records worldwide, with  numerous Top 30 hits on the Billboard Charts with tunes such as "Fly To the Angels" and "Up All Night.' The band hit the road playing to stadiums and arenas, touring the world with bands such as KISS, Poison, and Ozzy Osbourne, and more.
 
This Spring Mark released a new single, 'Never Givin' Up,' his first ever solo track, to rave reviews on radio stations across the country. And with legendary music producer Michael Wagener Mixing and Mastering it, Mark played all instruments on the track with the only exception being drums that were tackled by Mark Goodin.
 
The tune salutes the military and all who have served, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Red Circle Foundation that assists families of the US Special Operations Forces.
 
Before the formation of his own group Slaughter, he fronted a local band Xcursion before joining the Vinnie Vincent Invasion in 1987,  with a huge hit song "Love Kills" that appeared on the Nightmare Before Elm Street 4 movie soundtrack in 1988. After that band disbanded in the late 1980s, two of its members, Dana Strum along with Mark, formed the group Slaughter.
 
Mark Slaughter was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on the 4th of July, and now makes his home in Nashville.  He has worked as a voice-over actor and composes music for television, movies and sports outlets, with credits including music compositions for Fox Sports, along with voice over ventures in productions like Batman Beyond, Bloodsport, and Animaniacs.
 
Slaughter formed a new band, Scrap Metal, which consists of other platinum-selling singers such as Gunnar Nelson (Nelson), Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger) and Eric Martin (Mr. Big).
 
In addition to the Red Circle Foundation, Slaughter actively participates in charity work including with St. Jude's hospital.
 
 

 
Wed
04
Jun

THE ANGELS' DOC NEESON LOSES BATTLE WITH CANCER

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
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It is with deep sadness and regret that the family of Angels singer/songwriter Bernard 'Doc' Neeson - loving father, family member and friend to so many - announce he has passed away in his sleep at 7.15am, today, 4th June 2014.
He has battled with a brain tumour for the last 17 months and sadly lost his fight this morning. He will be deeply missed by his family and partner Annie Souter who would all like to thank everyone for their support through this dark time.
"We love you Dad. You couldn't have made any of your sons more proud of you if you tried. May your beautiful soul rest in peace sweet angel, fly high." Dzintra, Daniel, Aidan and Kieran.
"Good Night, Sweet Prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest." With love forever, Annie - borrowed from William Shakespeare - Hamlet

 

From: News.com.au

DOC Neeson, the lead singer of Australian rockers The Angels, has died of brain cancer.

He was 67.

The singer behind hits such as Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again? was diagnosed with a brain tumour in January 2013.

Neeson underwent surgery to remove the tumour but he confirmed it had returned in April this year, confirming it might be “life threatening”.

“The news is grim, but some people can get through this, and that’s the way I try to think about things,” he told the ABC’s Australian Story.

“So I’m looking forward optimistically to the future.”

Neeson said his initial reaction to the tumour had been: “shock of course”. “When somebody puts a use by date on me, but I still hung on to a shred of hope that I’d get back on the stage at some point.”

 

Australian musician Doc Neeson (of The Angels), who will be performing in the upcoming Co

Powerhouse stage presence ... Doc Neeson of The Angels on tour. Source: News Limited

 

In March this year he released his first single in seven years, Walking in the Rain, after perfomring the song to critical acclaim on the SBS TV show Rockwiz.

Neeson was born in Belfast and moved with his family to Adelaide when he was 13.

The Angels started life in Adelaide as The Moonshine Jug and String Band in the early 1970s.

They went on to become the Keystone Angels.

In 1975, they became simply The Angels and a year later they released their breakthrough single Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again.

Their other hits included Take a Long Line, Marseilles, Shadow Boxer, No Secrets, and a cover version of the Eric Burdon hit We Gotta Get Out Of This Place.

Neeson’s final gig with the bad was in New Year’s Eve in 1999.

 
Wed
04
Jun

MIDNIGHT OIL FOOTAGE TO DEBUT ON DVD AND REMASTERS DUE

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Friday, June 20, 2014
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Midnight Oil’s 1990 New York concert, ‘Black Rain Falls’, will be released for the first time digitally and on DVD on Friday June 20th in support of the opening of the exhibition ‘The Making Of Midnight Oil’ at the Manly Art Gallery & Museum on the same day.

On May 30, 1990, Midnight Oil interrupted their North American tour for a “special guerrilla action” outside Exxon Oil headquarters on the crowded Avenue of the Americas in midtown Manhattan. The agitprop event from the back of a flat-bed truck drew more than 10,000 people out of the nearby office buildings and onto the street.

The Oils were responding to one of the worst environmental disasters in US history when nearly 11 million gallons of oil were spilled onto the pristine Alaskan coastline by the Exxon Valdez. Twenty five years later the effects of the spill on the landscapes and wildlife of southern Alaska are still being felt.

“There are things we think are so important that they have to be said,” lead singer Peter Garrett told a packed international press conference after the performance, “and the best way we could say it was with song. What happened this morning was just another of the things that this band has tried to do for the last decade or so. We want to take some of the issues that are in the songs back onto the streets where they belong.”

The DVD features all six songs captured live that day: “Progress” (From the 1986 EP, Species Deceases); “Sometimes” and “Dreamworld” (from 1987’s Diesel And Dust); “Blue Sky Mine” and “River Runs Red” (from Blue Sky Mining, 1990); the apropos tribute to John Lennon, “Instant Karma” and the video clip for Midnight Oil’s “King Of The Mountain” (also from Blue Sky Mining), plus commentary on each track from the band.

In addition to the ‘Black Rain Falls’ release Sony Music is for the first time releasing the physical remastered versions of these 8 classic Midnight Oil albums: Midnight Oil, Head Injuries, Place Without A Postcard, 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 , Red Sails In The Sunset, Diesel And Dust, Blue Sky Mining, and Earth And Sun And Moon, as well as the EP’s Bird Noises and Species Deceases.

‘The Making of Midnight Oil’ at Manly Art Gallery and Museum is a major public exhibition celebrating the ‘power and the passion’ of one of the world’s most inspirational rock bands.

Developed by MAG&M’s Ross Heathcote in collaboration with Midnight Oil drummer Rob Hirst and with exhibition design by Wendy Osmond, The Making of Midnight Oil will examine the band’s impact on our social and cultural history across a 40 year period.

As Rob Hirst puts it ‘The first crowd we ever pulled was on the Northern Beaches – in a long-demolished surf-pub called the Royal Antler Hotel. So it’s fitting that our first ever exhibition is in Manly, where some of us still live and make music. It’s a Midnight Oil exhibition, sure. But it’s also the story of a time when music – loud, fast and original – was all that mattered. And about the bands and the beer-halls and the smoky, sweaty, sticky joy of it all.’

The exhibition will showcase rare and iconic items including stage props, instruments, protest banners, hand written lyrics, photographs and posters sourced from public and private collections as well as the band’s own archives. It will also highlight the band’s various actions across the years including the original 30 ft wide banner from the ‘Black Rain Falls’ concert with the wording ‘Midnight Oil Makes You Dance, Exxon Oil Makes Us Sick’.

 

About Midnight Oil:

From their beginnings in the 1970s on the pub circuit of Sydney’s Northern beaches Midnight Oil went on to win audiences across the world with their fierce commitment to environmental, social, anti-war and indigenous rights issues.

With nearly a dozen songs on the Billboard charts and their album ‘Beds Are Burning’ topping the list of 100 Best Australian Albums Of All Time, Midnight Oil were not only a musical force to be reckoned with, but a band whose conscience resonated with audiences not just in Australia, but in the USA, Canada, South America, South Africa and across Europe.

‘Black Rain Falls’ is available to purchase digitally and on DVD from Friday June 20th

Midnight Oil Remastered physical albums available to purchase from all good music retailers from Friday June 20th.

 
Sun
01
Jun

RUBICON CROSS HITS THE CHARTS WITH SELF-TITLED DEBUT

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Sunday, June 1, 2014
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RUBICON CROSS HITS THE CHARTS WITH SELF-TITLED DEBUT


There is an unmistakable buzz surrounding the hard-hitting self-titled debut from Rubicon Cross. And now, the chart numbers are backing up the buzz, as it has been announced that the album has debuted at #23 on the Heatseeker Chart, #42 on the Hard Music Albums Chart, and #123 on the Independent Albums Chart. Additionally, the album hit the Top 40 at Best Buy, where the album's deluxe edition (which comes with a poster and bonus tracks) is available for purchase:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/rubicon-cross-deluxe-only--best-buy-with-bonus-tracks-poster-cd/6017091.p;jsessionid=BC53FF54CE4B87FD626ED54D28C05B91.bbolsp-app01-145?id=3220147&skuId=6017091&st=rubicon


Comprised of CJ Snare/vocals, Chris Green/lead guitars, Jeff Lerman/second guitar, Simon Farmery/bass, and Robert Behnke/drums, the lush melodic core of Rubicon Cross' songwriting is given a forceful, aggressive boost on this record.

From the first single, 'Bleed With Me' that starts just as propulsive as it ends to 'Kill Or Be Killed' that has a relentless metal drive, RUBICON CROSS is a collection of contemporary heavy music that sits just as comfortably next to hard rock classics as it does modern rock upstarts. 'Locked and Loaded' is featured in the Xbox360 and PS3 game 'Dirt Showdown' along side of new rock heavy-hitters Rise Against, Rival Sons and The Parlor Mob. 

Check out the video for 'Bleed With Me' here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFneEfoJbn8&feature=youtu.be

Check out the 'Bleed With Me' song here: 

https://soundcloud.com/rubicon-cross-official/bleed-with-me/s-b4fB0

Album Track List:

 

  1. Locked And Loaded 
  2. Next Worse Enemy 
  3. Bleed With Me 
  4. Save Me Within 
  5. You Will Remember Me 
  6. Moving On 
  7. R U Angry 
  8. Shine 
  9. Kill Or Be Killed 
  10. All The Little Things  


FOR MORE INFO, VISIT:
 

rubiconcross.net

facebook.com/rubiconcrossband

 
Thu
29
May

JORN LANDE FEATURED IN ONE OF THE WORLD'S LEADING GAMES

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
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JORN LANDE FEATURED IN ONE OF THE WORLD'S LEADING GAMES "LEAGUE OF LEGENDS" Norwegian Rock Icon, Jorn Lande appears as lead vocalist on the song "Lightbringer", launched on May 27th by Riot Games, Inc. Jorn comments: "I have been working closely with music producer Christian Linke of Riot Games in LA, on a project called "Pentakill", which is basically a heavy rock band within the League of Legends concept. "Pentakill" is the Valoran continents' most famous (and possibly only) rock band. Its members consist of champions from the game. It's very exciting to be a part of this new development in the gaming industry and a fabulous opportunity to be able to reach out to millions of people worldwide in just a blink of an eye. It has been a great experience working with the productive and dedicated people of Riot Games, and I am truly proud to be a part of this!" Hear the song now via Youtube: http://youtu.be/oUiOylPbfV0 The music video is also showcased on Pentakill's website - > pentakillmusic.com - which is owned and operated by Riot Games, Inc.
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NIGHT RANGER: "HIGH ROAD" LIMITED 12" VINYL EDITION ANNOUNCED

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Friday, July 18, 2014
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NIGHT RANGER: "HIGH ROAD" LIMITED 12" VINYL EDITION ANNOUNCED

Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the release of a limited 12" vinyl edition of the NIGHT RANGER album "High Road". A deal was inked with Frontiers Records, and the release dates are set to July 18th for Europe and August 5th for North America. The edition is strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide and includes an insert with lyrics.

"High Road" is available for pre-ordering at the Inner Wound Store: http://www.innerwound.bigcartel.com

Track listing;

Side A
01. High Road
02. Knock Knock Never Stop
03. Rollin' On
04. Don't Live Here Anymore
05. I'm Coming Home

Side B
01. X Generation
02. Only For You Only
03. Hang On
04. St Bartholomew
05. Brothers


For more information:
http://www.innerwound.com

 
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HAMMERFALL BEING THEIR (R)EVOLUTION AUGUST 29

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Friday, August 29, 2014
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HAMMERFALL: '(r)Evolution' is near!
 


 
After taking a creative break last year, Swedish Heavy Metal pioneers HAMMERFALL are fully recharged and back with a vengeance. Entering a new chapter of the HAMMERFALL success story, '(r)Evolution' will be out on August 29th via Nuclear Blast.
 
With, '(r)Evolution' the band takes things back to the roots in many ways, as they once again worked with producer Fredrik Nordstr'm, who helmed their two milestone releases 'Glory To The Brave' and 'Legacy Of Kings' during the band's early years and thus has taken a major part in the development of HAMMERFALL. The music was recorded in guitarist Oscar Dronjak's Castle Black Studios in March and April. Then singer Joacim Cans went to the United States for vocal recordings, once again working with James Michael (the SCORPIONS, MOTLEY CRUE etc.), who also did a great job on the predecessor 'Infected'. The album was mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordstr'm and Henrik Udd in Studio Fredman.
 
Another reunion of sorts takes place with cover artist Andreas Marschall, the 'father' of HAMMERFALL's mascot Hector, who has been with the band since the very first album and is once again included on the front cover of '(r)Evolution'. The beautiful artwork features all the traits that made the Andreas Marschall HAMMERFALL covers so beautiful and special.
 
On July 18, 2014 the hymn-like 'Bushido'will be released as the first single track ' digitally as well as on vinyl. The song sums up the band and its history perfectly, as in Japanese bushido means 'the way of the warrior'.
 
Last Saturday, countless international journalists, TV stations and local press, got together in the bands hometown G'teborg for the album's baptism. Isabelle Le Maguet of French Metallian Magazine commented: 'With (r)Evolution, HammerFall are back to their roots but show they can offer varied songs at the same time. Full of metal hymns, catchy tunes/choruses, nice choirs, interesting/dynamic rhythm variations, good soli and melodic vocal lines, this new album will definitely please the fans"
J'rgen Will from German Rock It magazine even predicts the CD to have ''the potential to become a classic'.
 
The track listing of '(r)Evolution' will be like this:
 
1.         Hector's Hymn
2.         (r)Evolution
3.         Bushido
4.         Live Life Loud
5.         Ex Inferis
6.         We Won't Back Down
7.         Winter Is Coming
8.         Origins
9.         Tainted Metal
10.       Evil Incarnate
11.       Wildfire
 
 
 

 


 

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