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Mon
17
Oct

Rik Emmett & RESolution9 - RES9 (Review)

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55%
Produced By: 
Rik Emmett
Release Date: 
2016
Released: 
Worldwide
Musical Style: 
Blues / Rock
Score: 
55
Label: 
Mascot
 
I don’t think I could have put into words the excitement I felt as knowing Canadian legend Rik Emmett was set to deliver a new “rock’ album after several years of more laid back, blues/acoustic styled releases.
His solo debut Absolutely remains one of my favourite melodic rock albums of all time and Triumph is one of the greatest ever Canadian rock bands, and there’s plenty to choose from.
Anyway, Rik’s voice is effortless to listen to and his guitar work quite marvellous.
 
Then the guests were announced – James LaBrie, Alex Liefson and even a track with the Triumph guys!
Expectations were set to overload, which is why I’ve come down to earth with such a thud.
 
Opening with the rocker Stand Still, it sounded like everything I wanted was about to be delivered. The shimmering bluesy rocker has the feel of Absolutely and then the glorious melodic rock of Human Race (feat. Alex Lifeson) was hugely satisfying.
Making it three from three is the big ballad I Sing (feat. James LaBrie), again touching on Rik’s old sound.
But it is here that the album unravelled for me.
 
First, following the ballad just gone was two more ballads – but both slow bluesy number that I’ve simply heard enough of from Rik.
Then a third laid back track (making 4 in a row) is a Santana styled bluesy guitar opus only to be followed by another slow acoustic blues number that frankly has zero interest to me.
So that’s half the album all bundled together that I have no interest in and isn’t anything like the rock album that was promoted.
 
Heads Up gathers a little pace finally and can be called a rock track. It’s ok, nothing like the opening two gems.
Rest of My Life continues the laid back theme, as does End of the Line (feat. Alex Lifeson & James LaBrie). At least this track has guitars turned up. It’s more a bluesy rock jam, with no emphasis on hook or chorus.
 
And then comes the biggest disappointment of all. The Triumph reunion on Grand Parade. It is a slow, acoustic driven blues ballad that just doesn’t go anywhere. I can’t believe it. The guys are just wasted.

Sorry Rik, as much as there is some fine musicianship on this (to be expected), the songwriting remains placid and ultimately unsatisfying. It’s way too laid back and should not be promoted as a rock record, aside from 3, maybe 4 of the tracks.
The guitar work is amazing, but the bluesy direction and the lack of energy makes this one of 2016’s biggest disappointments.

 

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Mon
01
Aug

RIK EMMETT's RESolution9 Revealed

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RES 9 Management along with Mascot Label Group is pleased to announce that Rik Emmett and his new band, RESolution9, have just delivered an album of 11 brand new rockers as part of a multi-album, worldwide deal. The album, entitled RES 9, is tentatively slated to be released through Mascot Label Group in November 2016.
 
The members of RESolution9 are from Rik's touring quartet: Dave Dunlop on guitar, Steve Skingley on bass, and Paul DeLong on drums, with Dave and Steve co-producing the project.
 
Much of the album was recorded and mixed at Mississauga's famed MetalWorks Studios, where Rik enjoyed a profoundly comfortable re-connectivity to his own roots. In fact, the other two founding members of Triumph (Gil Moore and Mike Levine, from the trio that received 18 gold and 9 platinum awards in Canada and the U.S. in the 70's & 80's) reunite with Rik as special guests on "The Grand Parade," a song that conjures 1979's "Suitcase Blues."
 
Additionally, legendary guitarist Alex Lifeson of Rush performs on two stellar tracks, with James LaBrie of Dream Theater contributing extraordinary guest vocals on two cuts as well.
 
Canadian Rock and Juno Hall of Famer Rik Emmett says, "I'm really happy and grateful that Mascot Label Group gave our band complete freedom, and trusted us to do our best. Some might see this as a comeback record, but I’m really proud of the vitality the band generated. For me, it's always about the songwriting - how the melodies and sonic landscapes capture the storytelling."
 
A more detailed press release will be issued by Mascot Label Group once the album secures its formal release date. Fans can visit www.rikemmett.com and www.mascotlabelgroup.com for more information.
 
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Mon
04
Jul

Exclusive - RIK EMMETT Project Boasts TRIUMPH Reunion & More

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MelodicRock Exclusive:
 
I can exclusively reveal a few details behind Canadian legend RIK EMMETT's new project. The album is due out later this year, but will not be under Rik's name, rather the moniker RES9 (RIK EMMETT RESOLUTION 9) in it's expanded form.
 
Recently Rik and the other members of TRIUMPH posted a picture of the trio working together in the studio on a song for Rik's album.
 
I can now deliver the news that the trio are recording THREE new TRIUMPH songs for the project.
 
But that's not all. There are some other very special guests on the RES9 project - Rush guitarist ALEX LIFESON and Dream Theater vocalist JAMES LABRIE!
 
There is a lot of effort being put into this behind the scenes, stay tuned for more!
 
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Wed
02
Dec

DREAM THEATER Begin The Unveiling of 'The Astonishing'

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Just how long and how much effort have DREAM THEATER put into the story behind their upcoming album? Check out the details as they are slowly released via: http://www.dreamtheater.net/theastonishing
 
ACT I
1. Descent of the NOMACS
2. Dystopian Overture
3. The Gift of Music
4. The Answer
5. A Better Life
6. Lord Nafaryus
7. A Savior in the Square
8. When Your Time Has Come
9. Act of Faythe
10. Three Days
11. The Hovering Sojourn
12. Brother, Can You Hear Me?
13. A Life Left Behind
14. Ravenskill
15. Chosen
16. A Tempting Offer
17. Digital Discord
18. The X Aspect
19. A New Beginning
20. The Road to Revolution

ACT II
1. 2285 Entr'acte
2. Moment of Betrayal
3. Heaven's Cove
4. Begin Again
5. The Path That Divides
6. Machine Chatter
7. The Walking Shadow
8. My Last Farewell
9. Losing Faythe
10. Whispers on the Wind
11. Hymn of a Thousand Voices
12. Our New World
13. Power Down
14. Astonishing

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Release Year: 
2015
 
Wed
11
Nov

DREAM THEATER Will Debut Their New Album Live In Its Entirety

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DREAM THEATER WILL DEBUT THEIR NEW ALBUM LIVE IN ITS ENTIRETY
Dream Theater has announced new tour dates for a momentous European run that's set to kick off on February 18th at the Palladium in London, England. The tour will see the prog-titans delivering a one-of-a-kind show in which they premier their entire forthcoming album live. The band's unique performance is already set to make stops at prestigious theaters around Europe - including Amsterdam's Carre Theater, Stockholm's Cirkus, Paris' Palais des Congres, Milan's Teatro Degli Arcimboldi, and Zurich's Kongresshaus, with additional dates to be announced soon. A limited number of tickets are available now; see the attached itinerary. For up-to-the-minute news, new tour stops, and for all tickets, please visit www.dreamtheater.net/tour.

 

Release Year: 
2015
 
Thu
28
Aug

DREAM THEATER Announce Special Berklee Live DVD/CD Release

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GRAMMY-NOMINATED PROGRESSIVE METAL TITANS TO RELEASE LIVE BLU-RAY / DVD,
BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL (LIVE FROM THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE)

ONE-OF-A-KIND PERFORMANCE CAPTURED IN HD FEATURING 
SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCES FROM THE BERKLEE COLLEGE OFMUSIC ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR
“THE LOOKING GLASS” (LIVE) AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING
BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL (LIVE FROM THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE) ARRIVES SEPTEMBER 30TH, 
PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

AUGUST 21, 2014 - DREAM THEATER--Grammy-nominated progressive metal titans--have announced the release of BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL (LIVE FROM THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE), a live Blu-Ray / DVD set of the band’s one-of-a-kind performance from the Boston Opera House on March 25, 2014. Produced by the band’s own John Petrucci, filmed and directed by Pierre and François Lamoureux, and mixed and mastered by Richard Chycki, BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL (LIVE FROM THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE) is over 2 hours in length, capturing the special evening, which featured guest performances from The Berklee College of Music Orchestra and Choir. BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL (LIVE FROM THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE) arrives September 30TH.
The collection will be available in multiple configurations including Blu-Ray, a 2 DVD set, and a webstore deluxe exclusive Blu-Ray/3 CD set with poster, all currently available for pre-order via the Roadrunner Records webstore. Furthermore, Dream Theater have premiered a video of “The Looking Glass” (LIVE) taken from BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL (LIVE FROM THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE) which can be streamed on the band’s official YouTube Channel. All pre-orders for the webstore exclusive will receive an instant download “The Looking Glass” (LIVE).
 
Dream Theater’s John Petrucci commented on the special event saying, “In many ways, this was a huge homecoming for the band given the history of Dream Theater’s origins and ties with Berklee. With John and I both being alumni and Mike having been a professor at the college for 10 years, we saw the opportunity to perform together with the students of Berklee as a tremendous thrill and honor. We are extremely grateful for everyone's hard work in making this special event a reality and to all who participated.” He continued, “All of the Berklee College instrumentalists and vocalists did an outstanding job that night and it was awesome to have one of its students, Eren Başbuğ orchestrate and conduct them live at the Opera House after having been a part of our latest studio release in the same capacity. Dream Theater has always had a great connection to the city of Boston and we knew that against the backdrop of the beautiful Opera House, this would end up being a historic stop on our 'Along For The Ride' world tour and an evening most definitely worth capturing on video. Beautifully filmed and directed by Pierre Lamoureux and brilliantly mixed and mastered by Richard Chycki, this is in my opinion, a major highlight in our nearly 30 year career as a band. We are eagerly anticipating its release this fall and really hope that everyone enjoys it!”
 
This past year DREAM THEATER earned a second Grammy nomination for “Best Metal Performance” for the single “The Enemy Inside” from their current self-titled worldwide smash album (released September 24, 2013 on Roadrunner Records). “DREAM THEATER” made a spectacular debut this past fall, topping Billboard’s “Hard Rock Albums” chart while simultaneously entering at #7 on the overall Billboard 200. The extraordinary chart position marked the group’s third consecutive top 10 debut, and also saw "DREAM THEATER" making top 5 chart debuts in Japan, Germany, Italy, Canada, Argentina, Switzerland, Holland, and Finland, as well as top 10 debuts in Denmark, Austria, and Norway, with career high debuts in the United Kingdom and Australia. The band recently announced new tour dates which will see them bring their spectacular live show to South America, Asia and Australia later this fall.
 
For up-to-the-minute news, tour dates and ticket information, please visithttp://www.dreamtheater.net/tour.
 
About DREAM THEATER:
With total sales exceeding 10 million albums and DVDs worldwide, Dream Theater have long stood tall within the upper echelons of hard rock. Albums such as 1992’s RIAA gold-certified classic Images & Words (featuring the breakthrough top 10 single, “Pull Me Under”) have earned the band countless accolades for their visionary synthesis of melodic power and virtuosic experimentation, including being named as one of Rolling Stone’s top 10 “Best Prog Rock Bands Of All Time.”
 
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Tue
12
Aug

DREAM THEATER Live In Australia This October

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DREAM THEATER ANNOUNCE ‘AN EVENING WITH DREAM THEATER’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2014
 
Tombowler and Metropolis Touring Present:
 
ANNOUNCE ‘AN EVENING WITH DREAM THEATER’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2014
 
If there is one name that is synonymous with modern Post Progressive Metal, it would undeniably be Dream Theater.
 
The supreme lords of the genre own their style, best described as mixing the progressive tendencies of bands such as Pink Floyd, Rush and Yes with the metal edge of Metallica and Iron Maiden. With a career spanning close to 30 years, Dream Theater have recorded over 10 million album sales around the world to a fanatical diehard fanbase.
It has been 5 years since Dream Theater’s last visit in 2009 and Australian fans have been chomping at the bit for a return tour from the mesmerising kings of post prog metal.
 
Metropolis Touring and Tombowler are therefore thrilled to announce Dream Theater will be finally returning to Australia for two very special, exclusive and intimate performances in Sydney and Melbourne this October!
 
Expressive, extraordinary and genre-defining, Dream Theater’s music is as timeless as their dozen-album strong discography would suggest, while their latest album, the self-titled Dream Theater sees the band ever advancing toward new horizons.  This latest record is the first featuring the full integration into the band of new drummer Mike Mangini, making their current lineup something to behold. 
 
The mountain of awards and accolades from publications such as Guitar World, Revolver, Metal Hammer, Rolling Stone, Spin, Classic Rock as well as Grammy nominations rightly bestowed upon the band over the course of their storied career shouldn’t overshadow the most important thing Dream Theater has always offered: engaging, deeply resonant and undeniably catchy songs.
 
Pull Me Under, Caught In A Web, Forsaken, Lie, Take The Time, On The Backs Of Angels, Trial Of Tears, As I Am, Burning My Soul and The Enemy Inside are but just a few songs that have left fans in awe as they witness Dream Theater’s fingers fly; stirring up their own weather system of atmospheric and hauntingly hypnotic prog prowess.
Flawless as their albums are, it is the live setting where Dream Theater truly shine - their music comes alive, showcasing a gargantuan sound (and having John Petrucci’s wall of guitar blasting you in the face is something that has to be experienced to be believed!)
 
“Whenever a band of the magnitude of Dream Theater comes to town, the excitement is palpable. Tonight was no different, and the Palais was packed with fans itching to share in an experience that only takes place once every few years”FasterLouder
 
Dream Theater’s proficiency and technical wizardry is at full flight with the near three hour ‘An Evening With Dream Theatre’ performance loaded with nothing but the best from Dream Theater! The tour has been nominated for a ‘best live event’ award at this year’s Progressive Music Awards, demonstrating it is certainly one of the finest Prog shows currently touring the world.  Ensure you are one of the lucky ones along for the ride with Dream Theater on their two exclusive Australian performances in October!
 
An Evening With Dream Theater - Australian Tour 2014
Wednesday October 29 - The Palais, Melbourne
Thursday October 30 - The Big Top, Sydney
 
 
Exclusive Pre-Sale from 9am Monday 18th Aug
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Tue
01
Jul

DREAM THEATER UNVEILS CAREER-SPANNING BOX SET; “THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1992-2011”

DREAM THEATER UNVEILS CAREER-SPANNING BOX SET;
“THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1992-2011” COLLECTS 10 CLASSIC WORKS
FROM GRAMMY® AWARD-NOMINATED ROCK ICONS;
 
11-DISC SET INCLUDES SUCH PROGRESSIVE METAL LANDMARKS AS
1992’s RIAA GOLD-CERTIFIED DEBUT, “IMAGES AND WORDS”
AND 2009’s CHART-SMASHING “BLACK CLOUDS & SILVER LININGS”;
“THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1992-2011” ARRIVES ON JUNE 30
 
Roadrunner Records has announced the release of an epic box set from the legendary Dream Theater. “THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1992-2011” arrives in stores everywhere on June 30.
 
“THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1992-2011” collects the first 10 studio albums from Dream Theater’s groundbreaking two-decade-plus career, from 1992’s RIAA gold-certified classic debut, “IMAGES AND WORDS,” to 2011’s GRAMMY® Award-nominated milestone, “A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS” (see attached). The 11-disc set will be available in CD with pre-orders now underway on Amazon (LINK).
 
Long renowned as one of rock’s most audacious live acts, Dream Theater is currently in the midst of their marathon “An Evening With Dream Theater – Along For The Ride World Tour,” with European headline concerts and top-billed festival appearances slated through the summer. For more, please see www.dreamtheater.net/tour.
 
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 1992’s RIAA gold-certified classic “IMAGES & WORDS” (featuring the breakthrough top 10 single, “Pull Me Under”) and 2002’s double album, “SIX DEGREES OF INNER TURBULENCE” have earned the Long Island-based band countless accolades for their visionary synthesis of melodic power and virtuosic experimentation, including being named as one of Rolling Stone’s top 10 “Best Prog Rock Bands of All Time.”
 
Dream Theater united with Roadrunner in 2007 and has since unleashed a series of remarkable albums, each work revealing stunning new musical facets and creative avenues. 2009’s “BLACK CLOUDS & SILVER LININGS” proved a major achievement, debuting at #6 on the Billboard 200 – the band’s highest album chart debut to date.
 
In 2010, Dream Theater found themselves at a career crossroads following the departure of founding drummer/co-producer Mike Portnoy. To fill his seemingly unfillable seat, the band conducted an ambitious search – a process documented in a highly viewed YouTube series – which resulted in the addition of the gifted Mike Mangini. Most significantly, the challenge spurred Dream Theater to extraordinary artistic heights with 2011’s landmark “A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS,” earning the band its first ever GRAMMY® Award nomination (in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” category). Highlighted by the single, “On The Backs Of Angels,” the album proved one of the iconic band’s most successful, making top 10 chart debut in 14 countries, including our own Billboard 200. Furthermore, “A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS” was hailed for its ambition, complexity, and sheer melodic power, with Japan’s influential BURRN! naming it as the year’s “Best Album.”
 
2013’s “DREAM THEATER” – which is not included on “THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1992-2011” – made a spectacular debut upon its release, both here and around the globe. The album entered Billboard’s “Hard Rock Albums” chart at #1 while simultaneously arriving at #7 on the overall Billboard 200 – Dream Theater’s third consecutive top 10 debut. What’s more, "DREAM THEATER" reaped a second GRAMMY® nomination, with the single “The Enemy Inside” honored as “Best Metal Performance.”
 
“DREAM THEATER,” which was recorded at Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, New York, with John Petrucci producing and studio luminary Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Rush) engineering and mixing, marks a brilliant new chapter for the always-adventurous group.  Rolling Stone touted the collection as “the birth of a new era in the band’s career,” while Loudwire picked “DREAM THEATER” as one of the “10 Best Metal Albums of 2013” and Noisecreep selected the record as one of the “10 Best Vinyl Releases of 2013.”
 
Dream Theater is: John Petrucci (guitar, founding member), John Myung (bass, founding member), James LaBrie (vocals), Jordan Rudess (keyboards and continuum), and Mike Mangini (drums).
 
 
DREAM THEATER
“THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1992-2011”
(Roadrunner)
 
 
Disc 1: “IMAGES AND WORDS” (1992)
Disc 2: “AWAKE” (1994)
Disc 3: “FALLING INTO INFINITY” (1997)
Disc 4: “METROPOLIS PT. 2: SCENES FROM A MEMORY” (1999)
Discs 5 & 6: “SIX DEGREES OF INNER TURBULENCE” (2002)
Disc 7: “TRAIN OF THOUGHT” (2003)
Disc 8: “OCTAVARIUM” (2005)
Disc 9: “SYSTEMATIC CHAOS” (2007)
Disc 10: “BLACK CLOUDS & SILVER LININGS” (2009)
Disc 11: “A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS” (2011)
 
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DREAM THEATER
“AN EVENING WITH DREAM THEATER –
ALONG FOR THE RIDE TOUR”
SUMMER 2014
 
JULY
5                     Sheffield, UK              Sheffield City Hall,
6                     Hertfordshire, UK     Sonisphere @ Knebworth Park
7                     Paris, FR                     Le Olympia
10                   Vizovice, CZ                Masters of Rock
11                   Erfurt, DE                   Thuringenhalle
12                   Hamburg, DE             Stadtpark
14                   Gdynia, PO                  Gdynia Arena
15                   Berlin, DE                   Admiralspalast
16                   Tilburg, NE                 013
18                   Gelsenkirchen , DE    Amphitheater
19                   Mannheim, DE           Reitstadion at Maimarket
22                   Grugliasco , IT            Gru Village
23                   Pescara, IT                 Adriano Flacco
25                   Bratislava, SR             NTC
26                   Budapest, HU             Budapest Park
28                   Bucharest, RO            Romexpo
29                   Sofia, BU                     Festivalna Hall
31                   Istanbul, TU                KüçükÇiftlik Park
 
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Tue
24
Jun

ONE ON ONE WITH MITCH LAFON - JORDAN RUDESS

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http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-with-mitch-lafon-episode-23_1

In episode 23 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. Mitch sits down with Dream Theater's JORDAN RUDESS to talk about his new HARMONY WIZ app. The two discuss the app's functionality, creating apps, his work outside of Dream Theater and making music. Later in the interview, the pair discuss Dream Theater's continued rise in popularity, the loyalty of the band's fan base and progress on the new album.

For more about the JORDAN RUDESS visit:http://www.jordanrudess.com

For more about the HARMONY WIZ app check out:http://www.wizdommusic.com/products/harmonywiz.html

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place August 9th and 10th at Parc Jean Drapeau in beautiful downtown Montreal (Quebec) Canada and this year Features performances by Metallica, Slayer, The Offspring, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Twisted Sister, Exodus and many more!

For more about Heavy Montreal visit: http://heavymontreal.com

Also, check out SKID ROW - August 19th at the Corona Theatre in Montreal. For tickets visit:http://www.evenko.ca/en/show/event/8705

For more about the KISS 40th Anniversary Tribute album for Palliative care (that Mitch organized) visit iTunes:http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/world-heroes-kiss-tribute/id716859684

Listen to the One On One With Mitch Lafon Podcast on iTunes & Spreaker.

One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch

And the Official Facebook page is:http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

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Wed
11
Jun

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

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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

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Tue
10
Jun

MATIVISION RELEASES THE DREAM THEATER 360 INTERACTIVE APP FOR ANDROID

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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.

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DREAM THEATER - Dream Theater (Review)

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Dream Theater
Release Date: 
2013
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World
Musical Style: 
Progressive Metal
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94
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Roadrunner
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Dream Theater's cracking new (from 2013 at least) self-titled album really is a return to songs playing the most prominent role in the album.

I really can't stand the needless prog-wank that takes up most 10 minute plus songs, yet even the 22 minute epic Illumination Theory on here is constructed from melodies that last the distance. It's quite an exquisite piece of music.

And when the guys hammer out some metal, there's a definite structure in place, more so than in recent albums I feel. Above all – this album features great songs and some beautiful melodies, especially with Enemy Inside, The Looking Glass and Bigger Picture.

I love Rush and I feel as if this is as close to Rush as the band has come before. Right up there with Images And Words and Falling Into Infinity for me.

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