This issue also includes a 200 page pdf and 100 free mp3 songs!!
INTERVIEWS this issue include:  Joe Bonamassa, Halestorm, Dee Snider, Tyketto, Nazareth, Ann Wislon, Enuff Z’ Nuff, Tarja, UDO, Glass Tiger, Primal Fear, Monster Truck, Epica, Uriah Heep, Hardcore Superstar and many, many more...
Our ‘Divine Decade’ series looks at 1979 and includes debut albums by Saxon, Accept, Axe and Aviary amongst others, as well as classic live albums such as Judas Priest’s ‘Unleashed In The East’, UFO’s ‘Strangers In The Night’ and Cheap Trick’s monumental ‘At Budokan’. Albums of the year?  AC/DC ‘Highway To Hell’, Kiss ‘Dynasty’, Whitesnake ‘Lovehunter’ and Rainbow’s ‘Down To Earth’. What a year!!
Our enthusiasts Guide looks at the off-shoot projects and solo albums from the members of Queen while ‘Unsung Heroes’ takes an in-depth look at the career of Jon Stevens.
ALL THIS and so much more, including over 50 pages of reviews, including full page review of the new Steve Perry solo album, ‘Traces’!!
In WH Smiths across UK this Thursday, May 13.
FIREWORKS: ROCK & METAL - Simply the BEST Value For Money music magazine EVER!!!

Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon - SCORPIONS, GUNS N ROSES, EPICA

SCORPIONS, Steven Adler (Guns N' Roses) and Epica
On This episode, Mitch sits down with guitar hero, RUDOLF SCHENKER from the Scorpions to discuss the band's current North American tour with MEGADETH, the addition of former Motörhead drummer MIKKEY DEE, the 40th anniversary of the Taken By Force album, upcoming deluxe editions of In Trance and other back catalogue titles and more.
In an encore presentation drummer Steven Adler talks about GUNS N' ROSES and playing with the band in 2016.
And wrapping up the episode: EPICA's Simone Simons talks about their 'The Ultimate Principle Tour' with LACUNA COIL, winning
The Metropole Orkest Competition, and their new EP 'THE SOLACE SYSTEM'
Rock Talk segment: Record executive, Thom Hazaert, talks about the challenges facing record labels.




Friday, October 16, 2015
If you are a rock music fan located in Nottingham in the U.K. or Joliet in the U.S., you are in luck - the Nordic Queen of melodic rock, Martina Edoff, is confirmed for two shows in October:
Sunday, October 23rd 2016.
Rockingham Festival
Nottingham Trent University
1:00 pm SET TIME
Saturday, October 29th, 2016.
Rock N Skull 2016 Melodic Rock Fest
The Tree
22 West Cass Street, Joliet, IL
And joining Martina on stage for these performances will be Chris Buckley - Bass (Martina, H.E.A.T sound eng.), Jona Tee - Keyboards (Martina, H.E.A.T), Crash - Drums (Martina, H.E.A.T), and Dave Dalon - Guitar (Ex H.E.A.T). “We were in the U.K. in April and we loved it,” says Martina. “The people made us feel so welcome. So I'm really looking forward to go back. This time to the festival Rockingham which I've heard is one of the best. Going back to the U.S. feels so good. It's a year ago since we toured North America and that's a memory for life. I've never been to Chicago before so when the opportunity to join the Rock n Skull festival came up I most definitely looking forward to be a part of that. I'm thrilled!!!”

The Swedish singer's latest release, 'Unity,' was issued in October of 2015, and was supported with dates in North America, Argentina (as direct support to Tarja Turunen), Europe (special guest for the Winery Dogs), and UK dates, and has also shared the stage with the likes of Epica, Eluveitie, and the Agonist.

The first single from 'Unity' is "The World Has Gone Mad," which has been mixed by multiple Grammy award winning engineer and mixer, Justin Niebank, who in 2010 won a Grammy for Album of the Year for Taylor Swift’s close to 9 million copies selling album 'Fearless,' and also has worked with Bon Jovi, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Vince Gill.

'Unity' has been drawing rave reviews from the rock press. Case in point, Classic Rock Magazine gave it an 8 out 10 review, saying, "This is the unmistakable sound of a singer raising her game," while Melodic-Rock praised, "Wow! That’s really all I can say. Wow! Martina sings with attitude and conviction. The musical performances on this album is faultless to speak mildly. Also, the production here is top-nottch, this records sounds like a million bucks!" Melodic Music Reviews also was a big supporter of the album, giving it a 4.5 star rating out of 5, and stating, “This is an outstanding record with nary a bad track and I highly recommend it for fans of female fronted melodic rock in a heavier vein of bands like Dante Fox. Do yourself a huge favor and pick this one up, you will not be disappointed.”

Come later this October, Nottingham and Joliet will get the opportunity to hail Martina Edoff!

Link Video Come Alive - Live Argentina https://youtu.be/Q24lKV9G8Fw

Cdbaby Unity ”Vinyl edition” http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/martinaedoff2
Cdbaby Unity http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/martinaedoff3
Amazon Unity CD https://amzn.com/B014HDZV3G
Amazon Unity digital https://amzn.com/B01LXXRHHQ
Spotify https://open.spotify.com/album/1ow3v4XgIejWgQg3ZOgzkV

MARTINA EDOFF Joins The Winery Dogs As Tour Support

Friday, October 16, 2015

Martina Edoff's latest release, 'Unity,' has been drawing rave reviews from the rock press. Case in point, Classic Rock Magazine saying, "This is the unmistakable sound of a singer raising her game," while Melodic-Rock praised, "Wow! That’s really all I can say. Wow! Martina sings with attitude and conviction. The musical performances on this album is faultless - to speak mildly. Also, the production here is top-notch, this records sounds like a million bucks!”
And in February of 2016, Martina will be performing as a special guest on the Winery Dogs' European tour.

And Martina is especially looking forward to the dates. "Exciting news to report - I will be supporting the Winery Dogs on their upcoming European tour in 2016! Looking forward to seeing you all, it’s going to rock!!"

Martina has also introduced a great new music video, "Come Alive," which was filmed in Buenos Aires, on November 14th 2015 (while the singer was supporting Tarja Turunen).
With members from the well-known rock band H.E.A.T. supporting Martina, they simply rocked Buenos Aires - as seen in the "Come Alive" clip:

"I had so much fun in Argentina," says Martina. "The audience was amazing even though my music was new to them. I also had the pleasure to work with some of the guys from H.E.A.T. live on stage this time. I hope it shows in the video that we really enjoyed it. Buenos Aires rocks!!!"

Classic Rock Revisited recently stated, "The only thing better than hearing the new album by Martina Edoff would be seeing and hearing it performed live.”

Soon, European rock fans will get their chance!


       19 F          Olomouc Rocks @ U Klub, Olomouc, Czech
       20 SA       Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
       21 SU      Bi Nuu, Berlin, Germany    
       22 M         Knust, Hamburg, Germany
       24 W        Debaser Strand, Stockholm, Sweden
       25 TH       Stickey Fingers, Gothenburg, Sweden


Website: http://www.martinaedoff.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/martinaedoffmusic
Label: www.intorecords.com

MARTINA EDOFF Set To Conquer The Usa With Epica Support Tour And Solo Debut

Friday, October 16, 2015
Having previously worked with a variety of artists (Dr. Alban, E-Type, the Poodles, etc.), singer Martina Edoff is ready to return to where her original musical love - classic hard rock - with the release of her solo debut, 'Unity' on October 16 via Into Records (distributed by Cargo Records), and will embark on a US tour from September 18 through October 3 on a bill that will feature headliners Epica, as well as Eluveitie and the Agonist. Follow this YouTube link to view a tour trailer:

'Unity' was recorded at the legendary Bohus Sound Studios in Sweden, whose long list of clients since the start 35 years ago includes both ABBA and Status Quo (who recorded their hit album and best-selling single ”Rockin’ All Over The World” in the same studio). Martina’s producer and sound engineer, Tobias Lindell, has previously recorded, mixed, and produced bands such as Europe, Mustasch, and Hardcore Superstar at Bohus Sound.

Martina describes the material on 'Unity' as "uptempo rock," but several ballads help even things out.

Standout tracks (and their creative inspiration) include:

"It´s a wake up call for those who only seek satisfaction in the material world. The true wealthiness begins from the inside of ourselves."

Never Let You Down
"A proposal to someone who has been through bad relationship experiences."

World Has Gone Mad [music video can be viewed here - https://youtu.be/yCKh8WuMoEM]
"Today in the western world we spend more time in front of a screen than we spend time in nature or with loved ones. Life passes by quickly without really noticing it. If we don’t open our eyes to the real world we might miss what really happens."

Spirit of Light
"To all the young ones out there who has their lives in front of them. How valuable they are and to tell them how fantastic they are."

I am Mining
"Ones that seek shall find. Its about to find whatever you are searching for and never give up even if it seems impossible."

Love Keeps Turning Away
"The game of love. Even if you fail you got to try it again."

Moment of Truth
"It´s about being in a relationship where the truth came out about lies and betrayals."

This Love is Crazy
"Someone is playing with your emotions and you realize you gotta get out of it."

Argentina-based fans will get an opportunity to catch a performance by not only Martina, but also by Tarja Turunen as special guest support, at their show in Argentina on the November 14, at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas: www.facebook.com/events/571897269616254

Prepare to discover the supreme metallic talents of Martina on 'Unity' and the impending live dates!

Tour Dates with Epica, Eluveitie and The Agonist:

Fri Sep 18, O’Brians Event Centre, Saskatoon, SK
Sat Sep 19, Union Hall, Edmonton, AB
Sun Sep 20, MacEwan Ballroom, Calgary, AB
Tue Sep 22, Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC
Wed Sep 23, Neumos, Seattle, WA
Fri Sep 25, Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
Sat Sep 26, Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA,
Mon Sep 28, Gothic Theatre, Denver, CO
Tue Sep 29, Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE
Thurs Oct 01, Mercury Ballroom, Louisville, KY
Fri Oct 02, Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Sat Oct 03, Irving Plaza, New York, NY

'Unity' Tracklisting   

1.  Unity                     
2.  Never Let You Down  
3.  World Has Gone Mad         
4.  Spirit Of Light                 
5.  Come Alive               
6.  I Am Mining         
7.  Love Keeps Turning Away  
8.  Moment Of Truth        
9.  Sound Of Thunder      
10. This Love Is Crazy         
11. Caught In The Middle 




Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Ladies and gentlemen, today is a great day for Neonfly, our new album "Strangers In Paradise" is finally being released in Europe!

On top of that, we decided to throw in an extra date to celebrate, and we're ...really excited to let you know that we'll be opening for Dragonforce and Epica at The Forum in London on December 6th! DOORS HAVE BEEN MOVED TO 6:30 PM AND NEONFLY WILL BE ON AT 6:50PM, DON'T BE LATE!

Tickets can be purchased here:

See you down the front!
Subscribe to Epica