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29
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STREET TALK Reissues - Bonus Tracks Announced

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Sunday, August 30, 2015
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MelodicRock Records is excited to announce a partnership with Swedish AOR favourites STREET TALK for a limited reissue of the band’s best three albums.
 
On August 30 and limited to just 500 units each, MRR will reissue the STREET TALK albums ‘Transition’ (from 2000); ‘Restoration’ (from 2002) and the AOR classic ‘V’ (from 2006).
All three albums are long out of print, highly sought after and when listed, fetch tidy sums on Ebay.
 
The new MRR reissues will feature exclusive ALL NEW artwork and each album will feature several bonus tracks.
 
 
'TRANSITION' - 7 Bonus Tracks
 
I'll Always Remember (Japanese Bonus Track)
Don't Give Up On This Love (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
Everything I Do Is Just For You (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
If Anybody Breaks Your Heart (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
Let Me Be The One (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
Always Stand By You (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
Someday (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
 
'RESTORATION' - 9 bonus Tracks
 
After The Tears (Japanese Bonus Track)
Why Is My Heart Feeling Lonely Tonight (Original Demo; Kimmo Blom Vocals)
Forever By Your Side (Original Demo; Kimmo Blom Vocals)
Language Of Love (Rough Mix)
Till The End Of Time (Original ‘Dancer In The Rain’; Peter Broman Vocals)
Why Is My Heart Feeling Lonely Tonight (Instrumental)
Dancer In The Rain (Instrumental)
Tables Turning (Instrumental)
A Place In The Sun (Instrumental)
 
'V' - 6 Bonus Tracks
 
Astray (New Track that appeared on the 'Destination' Compilation; Japanese 'V' Bonus Track Mix)
Made For Paradise (New Track that appeared on the 'Destination' Compilation; Japanese 'V' Bonus Track Mix)
Responsible (Instrumental)
If I Could (Instrumental)
Family Business (Instrumental)
Oh Maddy (Instrumental)
 
 
Soundbytes of the bonus tracks and unveiling of the new artwork will be announced soon.

 

PRE-ORDERS ARE OPEN NOW, WITH A SPECIAL DEAL ON OFFER FOR ALL THREE TITLES.

Each title is $15 + $5 shipping worldwide. Buy ALL 3 and shipping is FREE. 
 
 
Pre-Order All 3 (Out August 30)($45 + FREE Shipping) -
 
 
 
Pre-Order 'Transition' -
 
 
Pre-Order 'Restoration' - 
 
 
Pre-Order 'V' - 
 
 
STREET TALK is the brainchild of Swedish keyboardist/songwriter FREDRIK BERGH. Their debut came in 1997 with the album ‘Collaboration’.
The album featured, amongst others, guest vocalist Göran Edman who would continue to work with Fredrik throughout the Street Talk history.
 
In 2000, the album ‘Transition’ was released featuring Goran again on a set of smooth Westcoast/AOR tunes.
 
In 2002 STREET TALK signed to the now defunct MTM Music label for the excellent album 'Restoration'. The opus featured vocals from Goran once again and also two popular tracks from American AOR vocalist HUGO.
 
In 2006 the band released their fourth all-original studio album – the distinctly more powerful, pure AOR masterpiece ‘V’. Featuring Goran Edman on all vocals, the album was the defining moment of Street Talk’s history.
 
Since the release of ‘V’ in 2006, STREET TALK has been on hiatus, but Fredrik has been as busy as ever as a founding member of melodic metal band Bloodbound as well as writing and working with such artists as Revolution Saints, Steve Augeri, Steve Overland, Joe Lynn Turner, Rob Moratti, Harry Hess, Bob Halligan jr, Phenomena, Seven and Anette Olzon
 
Further details of the reissues will be available soon, but in the meantime, please enjoy one song from each of the albums:
 
From ‘V’ – Responsible
 
 
From ‘Restoration’ – Why Is My Heart Feeling Lonely Tonight
 
 
From ‘Transition’ – If Anybody Breaks Your Heart
 
 

 

 
Wed
29
Jul

JACK BLADES Joins Badlands Entertainment For Radio/TV Roles

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D., July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack Blades, lead singer, frontman and songwriter for the rock band Night Ranger, has joined Badlands Entertainment in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The popular musician and personal friend of Badlands CEO Chuck Brennan will be the celebrity host of Pawn For Gold, a television game show being produced by Badlands TV Network. He will also host a weekly radio show entitled The Monday Night Ranger via the Guns, Gold & Rock N Roll Radio Network.
Filming for Pawn for Gold is scheduled to begin in January.  The show will feature cutting-edge LED technology, a stage where world renowned artists will perform, and a unique open-audience setting. Visitors of Badlands Pawn are welcome to attend the shooting of the show free of charge. Contestant applications will be available in the Fall.
 
"In addition to my duties recording, touring, rocking America and the rest of the world with Night Ranger, I'm excited and honored to be the host of Pawn for Gold," said Blades. "When my good friend Chuck Brennan asked me to get onboard, how could I say no? Everything Chuck touches turns to gold."
Throughout his remarkable career, Blades and Night Ranger have sold more than 25 million albums, with smash hits including "Sister Christian," "(You Can Still) Rock in America" and "Don't Tell Me You Love Me." Blades also founded the multi-platinum rock group Damn Yankees.
 
"Jack is the perfect guest to host this show, as he possesses the same rock star mentality as we do at Badlands," said Chuck Brennan, CEO of Badlands Entertainment. The founder and CEO of such entities as Dollar Loan Center and the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy is a Sioux Falls native and said he is bringing his best ideas for entertainment to his hometown. "We are creating an unprecedented entertainment district right here in Sioux Falls that people will travel from around the world to experience."
Blades' radio show, The Monday Night Ranger, will air live from Badlands every Monday night from 7-10 p.m. beginning in January. "During the show, Jack will be playing music, interviewing bands and telling road stories," said Brennan. "He will also be interviewing the nationally known bands that will be performing at Badlands every Thursday night and talking about upcoming events at Badlands Motor Speedway."
 
Badlands Pawn, Gold & Jewelry opens Thanksgiving Day and will become one of South Dakota's top entertainment destinations in the new Sioux Falls Sports & Entertainment District. The complex spans 60,000 square feet of entertainment, shopping and sports opportunities including:
 
  • The largest pawn shop in the Midwest with jewelry, electronics and treasures up and down every aisle and around every corner
  • 24/7 live FM rock radio station, the 'Guns, Gold & Rock N Roll Radio Network'
  • An in-house mint that makes Badlands-branded gold and silver coins and bars
  • Gun shop with state-of-the-art shooting range and 14 lanes
  • Tattoo parlor offering free Badlands logo tattoos
  • Badlands House Band, performing on-site and on-tour
  • Concert stage for guests to try out their gear, complete with 300 flying guitars
  • Entertainment agency, Badlands Entertainment Group
  • Ticket Broker
  • $1 million in gold on display, melted and imprinted at Badlands
  • Filming of several Badlands-based television shows
  • State of the art, 1,700 capacity, 2 level concert showroom with VIP Suites and Club Level
Badlands Pawn, Gold & Jewelry opens Thanksgiving Day, 2015 and will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day of the year. For more information, visit www.badlandspawn.com.
 
Wed
29
Jul

Swedish AOR Group CRUZH Sign To Frontiers Records

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Frontiers Records are pleased to announce the signing of a new, super exciting Swedish melodic rock band: CRUZH!
 
The band came about when Anton and Butabi (both coming from the Sleaze band TrashQueen), who share a love for melodic rock and AOR, joined forces with Tony Andersson (from Dawn of Oblivion, one of the largest and most important goth metal bands in Europe), who previously worked as a studio musician on the TrashQueen record. All three operate as songwriters in Cruzh and among their influences are Def Leppard, Toto, FM official, Winger, FireHouse and Bryan Adams.
 
Get a taste of what you're in for with their song 'Aim For the Head' on YouTube NOW:
 

 
Cruzh Official will be assisted by Erik Wiss in the mix and production of their yet untitled album, which will be released in 2016.
 
CRUZH:
Tony Andersson - keyboards, vocals
Anton Joensson - guitar, background vocals
Dennis Butabi Borg - bass, background vocals
(Session drummer Louisian Boltner will handle the drums on the record)

 
 
Wed
29
Jul

JUDAS PRIEST Set To Rock U.S. And Canada This Fall

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Due to the overwhelming success of Judas Priest's 17th studio effort overall, 'Redeemer of Souls' (which became the highest-charting album of their career, when it debuted on the Billboard 200 charts at #6), the band has announced a fall tour, which will hit the U.S. and Canada, from October 16th through November 12th. Supporting Priest on the U.S. dates and the Halifax engagement will be one of modern metal's top bands, Mastodon.

'Redeemer of Souls' also went on to become one of the most critically acclaimed releases of the band's career, with Rolling Stone stating, "Above all, 'Redeemer' is proof that Priest can still call themselves metal's defenders of the faith," while Revolver Magazine offered further praise, "Thus rejuvenated and recharged, the Metal Gods have delivered their strongest record in over a decade."

Comprised of Rob Halford (vocals), Glenn Tipton (guitar), Richie Faulkner (guitar), Ian Hill (bass), and Scott Travis (drums), Judas Priest is responsible for some of heavy metal's all-time classic anthems ("Living After Midnight," "Breaking the Law," "You've Got Another Thing Coming," etc.) and albums ('British Steel,' 'Screaming for Vengeance,' 'Painkiller,' etc.). 

Ever since the release of 'Redeemer of Souls,' Judas Priest has been taking their music all over the world. And they are not finished yet, with the announcement of these new dates!

JUDAS PRIEST TOUR DATES:

October 16th, 2015      Paso Robles, CA    Vina Robles Amp
October 17th, 2015      Las Vegas, NV        The Pearl                     
October 20th, 2015      San Francisco, CA  The Warfield Theatre
October 21st, 2015      San Jose, CA           City National Civic                 
October 23rd, 2015      Fresno, CA              William Saroyan Theater            
October 24th, 2015      San Bernardino, CA  Knotfest                     
October 27th, 2015      Vancouver, BC         Hard Rock Casino                
October 28th, 2015      Vancouver, BC         Hard Rock Casino                
October 31st, 2015       Regina, SK              Brandt Center                     
November 1st, 2015     Winnipeg, MN          MTS Center                     
November 3rd, 2015     Peoria, IL                 Civic Center                     
November 6th, 2015     Huntington, NY      Paramount Theater                
November 7th, 2015     Newark, NJ              Prudential Center                
November 10th, 2015    Halifax, NS             Scotiabank Center             
November 12th, 2015    Toronto, ON           Air Canada Center

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION VISIT: www.judaspriest.comwww.facebook.com/OfficialJudasPriest
 
 
Tue
28
Jul

CHINA SKY - "Dreams I'll Never See"

 
Melodic Rock group China Sky have released a new video for their re-worked cover of the classic Greg Allman song "Dreams I'll Never See", from their latest album, "China Sky II."

The video was shot during recording sessions for the album, and will be the last to feature drummer Bruce Crump, who died of complications from throat cancer in March, less than a month after its release.

The new video is the second from "China Sky II", following "One Life" which was released earlier this year.

"Dreams I'll Never See" can be seen at the band's website: www.chinaskyrocks.com, or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/chinaskymusic
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Tue
28
Jul

One On One With Mitch Lafon - LITA FORD

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In episode 126 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by guitarist, LITA FORD.

http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-126-lita-ford-july-2015

LITA discusses her relationship with Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne, her appearance at Heavy Montreal, the late Randy Castillo, her upcoming book 'Living Like A Runaway:A Memoir', THE RUNAWAYS, Kim Fowley, KISS' Eric Singer, progress on a new Lita Ford album, the Wicked Wonderland era, taking a hiatus to raise her kids, missing her children, parental alienation, and much more.

Quotes from the interview:

Sharon Osbourne: "I loved Sharon. I didn't want to let her go, but at the same time there were some things going on that were really destroying my career."

More Sharon: "She's one of 'those' that forever holds a grudge. She's not one of 'those' kinds of people that forgives and forgets.'

Her book: "I pretty much made it about Sex, Drugs and Rock N' Roll."

The Runaways: "It really was KIM FOLEY's band. He was running the show. When he left things slowly started falling apart."

More about The Runaways: "Had we have had our own television show like Hanna Montana then maybe we would have been able to fill arenas."

Her kids: "I don't get to see them anymore. I don't know where they are and I haven't spoken to them since 2010."

This episode is co-hosted by BRITNY FOX & DORO drummer, Johnny Dee. Johnny also gives an updateon the Britny Fox reunion and new album.

For more about the LITA FORD visit: http://www.litafordonline.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/litaofficial
TWITTER: @litaford

For more about JOHNNY DEE visit: http://www.britnyfox.com & http://www.doromusic.de
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DoroOfficial
http://www.facebook.com/britnyfoxband
Twitter: @dee_drums @Britny_Fox @DoroOfficial
 
Tue
28
Jul

Double Stop Podcast - DAVE JERDEN (Producer)

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2015
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This week Producer Dave Jerden is on the show.

Dave Jerden discusses his life and career. From his early days to working with Frank Zappa, Herbie Hancock, Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones. He also discusses the creation of the Alice In Chains sound, his work with Anthrax, and the lost album by Violets Demise with Rowan Robertson and Oni Logan. He shares why he stopped making records for many years, and what brought him back.

On Rowan Robertson "I know people that don't have 100th of the talent that think they're hot shit. And Rowan is so much fucking better. And believe me, I've worked with the best guitar players in the world. I've worked with Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Pete Townsend, Adrian Belew, a lot of great guitar players. And Rowan is as good or better than all of them. I'm telling you, this guy is amazing."

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http://thedoublestop.com/ep-69-dave-jerden-frank-zappa-mick-jagger-alice-in-chains-violets-demise/
 
Tue
28
Jul

THUNDERMOTHER To Release 'Road Fever' Through Sweden's Despotz Records

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Friday, September 4, 2015
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THUNDERMOTHER TO RELEASE 'ROAD FEVER' THROUGH SWEDEN'S DESPOTZ RECORDS
 
(28 July 2015 - Stockholm, SWEDEN)  There's a new female hard rock band in town and if you don't watch your back, the Swedish based quintet, Thundermother are going to be on you like roadkill as they place their smelly stamp on the rock n roll landscape everywhere they go.
 
Road Fever, the sophomore effort from Thundermother will hit the streets on 4 September through Despotz Records. The follow up to the critically acclaimed 'Rock N' Roll Disaster' sees the outfit treading familiar waters with their tried and true classic influenced hard rock.  Frontwoman, Clare Cunningman says, "We stuck with a sound that we all love and know will work as we have gained so many fans worldwide with this winning formula. But we hope to reach out now to a wider audience as our sound drifts towards the classic Motorhead era." Guitarist, Flippa Nassil adds pointedly, "If you like 70's rock you will appreciate what we do - I guarantee you won't be disappointed.  Rock and roll is not dead."
 
Formed in 2010 when guitarists, Flippa Nassil and Italian born Giorgia Carteri met with the same goals and passions - to put together and play in the ultimate rock and roll band. Several meetings and a few lineup changes later the duo hooked up with three others that share that same vision in the form of Irish singer, Clare Cunningham, bassist, Linda Strom and drummer, Tilda Stenqvist.
 
Releasing the well received 'Rcck N' Roll Disaster' in 2014 and hitting the Swedish national charts at #2, the band made their mark quickly. "I remember getting the call!" exclaims Cunningman. "It was a moment none of us will ever forget.  To be received so warmly on our first record was an incredible feeling and showed that this was the beginning of something big for us."
 
With Road Fever, Thundermother hit back even harder than before with tracks such as "Deal With the Devil" (the album's second single and the band's tribute to Lemmy), "Thunder Machine" (the band being major supporters of feminism, Cunningham got a feminist tattoo while on tour in Spain and it was performed with the Hawk Thunder Machine, hence the song title) and the album's first single,  "It's Just a Tease" ("We're female, proud of playing rock and roll and being sexy at the same time," laughs Nassil.)
 
The quintet headed into the studio this past May to finalize work of Road Fever, after having completed five songs in Lemon Recording Studio in Klippan (South Sweden) with Martin Ekelund.  This final batch of songs were recorded at Cobra Studios in Stockholm with main engineer Martin Ehrencrona and with the band's guitarist and founder, Filippa Nässil at the helm. The vibe of the studio suited the ladies perfectly with it's pure 70s rock'n'roll analog sound and original gear.  
 
Road Fever tracklisting:
 
01. It's Just A Tease
02. FFWF
03. Alright Alright
04. Deal With The Devil
05. Give Me Some Lights
06. Roadkill
07. Enemy
08. Vagabond
09. Thunder Machine
10. Rock N Roll Sisterhood
 
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Tue
28
Jul

VOODOO HILL Feat. GLENN HUGHES & DARIO MOLLO Returns With 'Waterfall'

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Friday, October 16, 2015
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After more than a decade, VOODOO HILL, the alliance between Dario Mollo and Glenn Hughes returns with a new album.
Out in October via Frontiers.
 
Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of the eagerly anticipated new album from VOODOO HILL entitled “Waterfall” on October 16th in Europe and North America.
 
The new VOODOO HILL album – the third release from the musical alliance between Italian axeman and producer Dario Mollo and legendary former Deep Purple singer / bassist Glenn Hughes – is the culmination of a 30+ year career for Mollo as a musician, songwriter and producer. Dario Mollo’s career started in 1981 with the heavy metal band Crossbones, he continued to develop his abilities with musical giants like Tony Martin (Black Sabbath), Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, MSG), Don Airey (Rainbow, Ozzy, Deep Purple) and several others. The Voodoo Hill albums with Glenn Hughes has always marked a special milestone in Dario’s career though.
 
With the acclaimed first Voodoo Hill album in 2000, Dario, for the first time, had the chance to have a proper international release, while the follow up album “Wild Seed of Mother Earth” is probably the heaviest and strongest release ever from Dario. Both releases came out via the Italian label Frontiers with whom Dario has built a strong relationship during the years.
 
The new record came about as a result “of the most prolific and creative period I had in my entire career” tells Dario. “I wrote and recorded more than 35 song ideas in a very limited amount of time, leveraging from all the experiences I gathered as a guitar player, writer and producer. This creative phase had a further development when Dario Patti (keyboardist, bass player and orchestra arranger) came into the picture. He brought the songs a new palette of sounds and some superb arrangements. I also wanted the songs to sound as fresh as possible, trying my best to preserve the feeling of the overall performances, so I used very old school recording methods, including recording acoustic drums in rooms with natural reverb.
 
It was right in the middle of this creative spring that Serafino of Frontiers called me to see whether I wanted to finally work on a third Voodoo Hill album after all these years,” continues Mollo. “He said Glenn Hughes was available in principle, so the next thing I did was to choose the 11 songs which I thought suited the project the best. In comparison to the previous albums, I wanted to have Glenn more involved in the artistic decisions, so I sent him the songs before the final mixes in order to have his advices on the final result. That was a precious process that brought substantial changes, for instance on “Last Door”, where I literally changed the entire guitar riff to make it work better with the vocal melodies. In the end the song was basically rewritten and dramatically improved. It was a fabulous creative process, which I am truly confident will last more than a bunch of listening sessions and will offer a lot of enjoyment to all those will want to follow Voodoo Hill in this exciting musical venture”.
 
“Waterfall” is a strong and straightforward hard and heavy rock album which is equally split between aggressive and heavy moments and beautiful melodies. A stunning release which all fans of hard rock and heavy metal truly won't want to miss!
 
Waterfall” tracklisting includes: All That Remains; The Well; Rattle Shake Bone; Underneath And Down Below; Waterfall; Karma Go; Evil Thing; Eldorado; White Feather; Sunflower; Last Door.
 
Enjoy an album trailer:
 
 
VOODOO HILL
Dario Mollo - Guitars
Glenn Hughes – Vocals
 
with
Dario Patti - Bass, Keys
Riccardo Vruna – Drums
Andrea Maiellano - Additional Bass on 3, 4, 6
Vladimir Ruzicic Kebac - Drums on 7, 9, 11
 
Produced by Dario Mollo
 
 
 
Tue
28
Jul

Forest Field - 'Angels' (Official EPK)

 
The official presentation of a number of tracks from the upcoming release 'Angels' by Forest Field. Melodic progressive rock at its finest! Order at http://www.rockcompany.nl and visit the band at http://www.forestfield.nl
 
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