Monday, September 29, 2014

PAVLOV’S DOG - "The Pekin Tapes"

Rediscovered after 41 years – The forgotten 1st Pavlov's Dog album from 1973

On Novemer 28th the believed lost „Pekin Tapes“ by Pavlov's Dog will be released by Rockville Music. The „Pekin Tapes“ were recorded in October 1973, nearly two years before „Pampered Menial“, and were originally intented to become the band's debut album. They fascinatingly demonstrate the variety and wide-ranging musical scope of the early Pavlov's Dog, as the band itself handled the production, with no outside producer to answer to. 

When ABC Records listened to the „Pekin Tapes“, they signed the band and decided to send them back to studio to produce a completely new album: “Pampered Menial“ was released in 1975 and became a milestone in Progressive Rock history. The „Pekin Tapes“ though were never used and finally forgotten. Golden Voice Studio in Pekin/IL burned down in 1977, taking with it the masters of the “Pekin Tapes“. 

TEN - More 'Albion' Album Details Revealed, New Website Online

British melodic hard rock giants TEN to unveil the European track listing for the new album 'Albion', officially released on the 21st November, 2014 via Rocktopia Records/Cargo Records. Limited advance copies of 'Albion' will actually be available to buy at their UK Firefest Performance, October 24th and at the album pre-listening party on October 23rd at The Royal Suite, the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nottingham. 'Albion' is the first of two new albums that TEN will release through Rocktopia Records, with second album due for release first half of 2015.
TEN are also proud to announce the launch of their new updated official website, In celebration of their stunning new album ‘Albion‘ they are launching an all new social media compatible site. It comes complete with links to all the TEN Fan Sites around the world. The new website will be the Mother site, providing up to date news and links translated into every language imaginable, including Greek, Spanish, Italian and Japanese.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

BULLETRAIN / Start Talking (2014)

Bulletrain was founded back in 2006 by guitarist Mattias Persson and drummer Jonas Tillheden in the suburbs of Helsingborg, Sweden. With the addition of singer Robert Lindell, bassist Tim Svalö and guitarist Adam Börvall who later was replaced by the guitarist Robin Bengtsson, Bulletrain released their first EP "Johnny Gonebad" on their own in 2007. "Turn It Up!" was the band's next step in 2009 and, nowadays, the band is ready to unleash its debut album which is entitled "Start Talking".

Saturday, September 27, 2014


DEF LEPPARD has tapped TRIXTER guitarist Steve Brown to fill in for Vivian Campbell while Vivian is undergoing stem-cell treatment in his continuing battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Brown will make his live debut with DEF LEPPARD at the pre-game show at the first of this year's three NFL International Series games on Sunday, September 28, when the Oakland Raiders host the Miami Dolphins. He will also perform with DEF LEPPARD in Santa Ynez, Rancho Mirage and Temecula in late October and early November.
Campbell — who before joining DEF LEPPARD in 1992 was well known for his work with DIO and WHITESNAKE — went public with his Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosis last summer, but announced in November that he was in remission.
The term "remission" means that the symptoms of the cancer have either been eliminated or reduced. When the tumor is completely gone, doctors call it "complete remission."
However, Campbell revealed earlier in the year that the cancer had returned and he was battling the disease with a new high-tech chemo treatment.
In a message to fans on DEF LEPPARD's official web site, Campbell wrote: "While I can't say that I'm looking forward to the process ahead, I'm very much looking forward to what I feel will be a most successful outcome.
"Next year will be very busy for DEF LEPPARD with a new album and a world tour, and frankly, I don't think they would sound as loud without me, so I have no intention of letting the team down!"

TIE ME DOWN - Official music video - Åge Sten Nilsen's AMMUNITION

TIE ME DOWN - Official music video - Åge Sten Nilsen's AMMUNITION

FRONTIERS MUSIC Srl SET TO RELEASE RATED X All Star Hard Rock Line Up Includes Vocalist Joe Lynn Turner; Drummer Carmine Appice; Bassist Tony Franklin and Guitarist Karl Cochran.

RATED X was formed at the suggestion of Frontiers President Serafino Perugino, who mentioned to singer Joe Lynn Turner that a band of highest caliber musicians should be assembled to create an album of classic Hard Rock music.  Turner, the former lead vocalist for both Rainbow and Deep Purple and a solo artist in his own right, agreed, and the search for the right players was on. Carmine Appice, who already had a relationship with Frontiers, was on board immediately.  A true percussion icon, Appice’s resume is one that Rock legends are made of: Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Ozzy Osbourne, Rod Stewart, Blue Murder, King Kobra and others.

FM Sign Deal With Frontiers Records

News from FM band : "We are thrilled to announce we have signed a new worldwide record deal with Frontiers Music srl. With many great acts on their roster such as TOTO, JOURNEY, STYX, WINGER and SURVIVOR it seemed like a great fit for us and we are really looking forward to working with them on our new album due for release early 2015. Next year promises to be the busiest yet for FM and we are looking forward to playing as many live shows (to be announced soon!) as possible to support our new album

Friday, September 26, 2014

DIAMOND LANE release brand new "Cheating Death" music video.

Los Angeles, California modern heavy metal rising stars Diamond Lane have just released their brand new music video for the track "Cheating Death" off of their summer 2014 release 'Terrorizer'.
Coming freshly off of their spotlight feature as Fox Sports Artist of the Month and a top pick selection from Classic Rock Magazine, Diamond Lane showcases a compilation of footage from their album release show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA, giving fans and heavy music enthusiast a glimpse into the eye of this rock n roll hurricane.
The month of October will see Diamond Lane preparing for a series of showcase events at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, CA, the first being October 4th w/ Holy Grail and The Iron Maidens, as well as the featured headliners for Viper's annual October 31st Halloween Bash, where Diamond Lane takes the stage playing legendary career spanning cuts of the Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne.
Make sure to stay locked and glued to as well as Diamond Lane's social media channels for the latest updates and information on new recordings coming late this year.

Melodic power metal band VANLADE seeking new high energy drummer.

Kansas City, Kansas melodic power metal band Vanlade has announced the departure of drummer Cody "CC Spearhead" from its ranks.
The band currently has begun a national search for a new replacement high energy drummer to step in and take command of the rear portion of the stage in order to take the band to the next level of their musical journey.
Vanlade released their debut cd "The Iron Age" through a joint release between Stormspell Records (USA) and Slaney Records (Ireland) during 2012 to worldwide critical acclaim from critics and fans alike.
The band is currently in the final stages of recording their upcoming shock and awe 2nd cd "Rage of the Gods" to be released in 2015 all over the world via soon to be announced record labels.
The requirements for the potential new Vanlade drummer are the following:
• Ability to perform current and upcoming new songs as written and performed on the album at full metal hammer of the gods power, with fierce burning intensity and as if your metal life depended on it.
•Must have great stage presence and conform to the band's overall classic melodic power metal throwback image. Just sounding / performing great ain't going to cut it with the band.
•Commit to the band as a true professional. You must be passionate about your aspirations as an extremely hungry metal warrior musician.
•Must be willing to click the heels of your red magic slippers three times and relocate to Kansas City, Kansas, United States if you do not already live there.

•Be willing and be able to tour while sacrificing absolutely everything but your true inner steel.


Onslaught vocalist Sy Keeler will sit out the bands upcoming ‘THRASH INVSION TOUR’ of the US / Canada / South America, featuring ‘ONSLAUGHT / ARTILLERY / VX36 due to health issues with his son.

Sy Keeler comments:
I know you are going to be disappointed with my decision as am I, but I sincerely hope you can understand our situation.
My reason for this is the ongoing health issues with my son who has been suffering with a debilitating illness for some time, he is still on a downward path with no sign of any recovery on the horizon, therefore to be away for 2 months will put a lot of pressure on the family and increased anxiety on my son. We also have regular visits to specialists coming up during the next 6 months.
Therefore at this time I am having to think of my family first and sadly I am unable to be away in the Americas for the duration intended..

Onslaught guitarist Nige Rockett adds:
We’re extremely gutted that Sy cannot make this tour and of course we wish Sy’s family all the best in this difficult time, we are positive things will improve in the very near future and look forward to having Sy with us back real soon..

dEMOTIONAL – “Tarassis” will be released on Nov. 28th, 2014 on Dead End Exit Records!

Tarassis is the second album release from the Swedish melodic metal band dEMOTIONAL. Since the start of the bands journey 2009 their music have acknowledged from a broad audience and reviewers and their first album State: In Denial was actually placed at a 5th place at the Swedish national rock charts. dEMOTIONALs music has, like the band, become more mature and complex over time. Recorded at Studio PH (owned and operated by Pontus Hjelm, Dead By April) the band have experimented with their sound and gained influences from a wide range of genres that they combined with the party driven tunes and notable lyrics, that makes them what they are.

Band history:
Guitarist and songwriter, Sebastian Fjordevik, who has over the years played in several notorious metal bands, had come to terms that in the winter of 2009 a vast amount of music material had to be delivered to the world. He started with the song “When She Cries” and contacted singers Christopher Kristensen, an experienced singer from several rap/- hardcore bands, and Nils-petter Nilsson , a man rooted in the field of classic rock as well as metal. Also, experienced death metal drummer, Tommy Magnusson, was hired for the project. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

IN FAITH / There's A Storm Coming (2014)

Be careful ladies and gentlemen...."There's A Storm Coming" and it's ready to rock our world for good! Yes, IN FAITH is the new big name in the melodic hard rock world and they are ready to unleash their brilliant debut later this year. The band consists of Tony Marshall on guitars, Pete Godfrey on vocals and Pete Newdeck on drums.