Wednesday, May 20, 2015

CSABA ZVEKAN Of EXORCISM Sings 'Heaven & Hell' Dio Tribute, Video Posted

CSABA ZVEKAN of EXORCISM released a tribute video and sings his version of “Heaven And Hell” in honor and memory of the legendary ‘RONNIE JAMES DIO‘. The song will be included in the EXORCISM live set. The video can be viewed below.

CSABA ZVEKAN comments: “A tribute song for one of the greatest singers, if not THE best. Certainly a strong influence in my work for EXORCISMRONNIE JAMES DIO your music lives on and on and on … it’s heaven and hell \m/”.

Heretic's Dream signs with Sliptrick Records, Cover Artwork Posted

Italian rock/metal band HERETIC’S DREAM signed a worldwilde deal with Sliptrick Records. Their new album “Floating State Of Mind” is scheduled for a release in fall 2015.
The new album marking a real change in sound and songwriting, a deep progressive metal approach revolving around multi-layered vocal melodies, richer guitars arrangements and a rock solid rhythm ground! Facing life challenges and fighting our inner demons are the main subjects of this upcoming album, HERETIC’S DREAM perspective on accepting the dichotomy of human feelings and what makes us worthy of being called ‘HUMANS‘.

HERETIC’S DREAM recently released a video for the new single “A New Season” and can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/TFZkX7cCp08

NEW JERSEY BAND McCLINTON ON TOURSPRING AND SUMMER DATES WITH RED AND ART OF DYING CONFIRMED

NEW JERSEY BAND McCLINTON ON TOUR
SPRING AND SUMMER DATES WITH RED AND ART OF DYING CONFIRMED

 
Recently signed with JEWELL LANE RECORDS, McCLINTON, possesses a sound that appeals to a broad fan base ranging from the '80s Metal fans to the Modern Rockers. Bassist Peter Riot compares the McCLINTON sound to: "Shinedown and 3 Days Grace moving towards Pop Evil and Rev Theory."

This creative and dynamic group is comprised Michael McClinton (Lead Vocals), Marcelo Buby (Guitar/ Vocals), Gavin Lawrence (Guitar/Vocals), Peter Riot (Bass), and Rui Balla (Drums).

GUITAR GREAT DAVE EDMUNDS RETURNS WITH HIS FIRST EVER ALL INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM

GUITAR GREAT DAVE EDMUNDS RETURNS WITH HIS FIRST EVER ALL-INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM


 

Over the years, Dave Edmunds has worked with some of the biggest names in rock history - Paul McCartney, Jeff Lynn, Elvis Costello, Carl Perkins, Stray Cats, Status Quo, and Dion (among many others), in addition to issuing albums as a member of Rockpile and his own solo releases. And now, for the first time in his career, he is issuing an all-instrumental album, 'Rags & Classics,' which will be released on June 9th, via the MVD Entertainment Group.


“I recorded this, off and on, at home, over a period of four months," explains Edmunds, "But I guess the idea of making a guitar album had been lurking subconsciously since I was seventeen years of age. That's when I discovered the fascinating guitar styles of Chet Atkins, Merle Travis and (later) Jerry Reed, along with other truly innovative guitarists of the fifties & sixties music revolution.”

Steve Hackett Celebrates 40th Anniversary in October Tour

STEVE HACKETT
Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Voyage to the Acolyte with his
ACOLYTE to WOLFLIGHT with Genesis REVISITED TOUR


On the back of his latest chart album Wolflight, Steve Hackett brings his ACOLYTE TO WOLFLIGHT with Genesis REVISITED TOUR, to the UK for 19 shows in October.
The set list will cover a huge part of his discography, with a selection of solo material from early albums including Voyage of the Acolyte which celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year and Spectral Mornings, right up to his new studio album Wolflight; In addition, audiences will also enjoy a set of Genesis Classics, many of which have not been played by Steve in recent times. Steve enthuses: "I'm looking forward tremendously to creating a show celebrating both early material and my latest album 'Wolflight', using magical surround sound. We're also involving a whole new set of Genesis Classics, including several numbers I've not played since the Seventies, such as 'Can-Utility and the Coastliners', 'Cinema Show' and 'Lamb Lies Down On Broadway' and 'Get 'em Out By Friday...'"

German Epic Melodic Death Metal virtuoso NOTHGARD announce new bass player: Nico Kolja!

German Epic Melodic Death Metal virtuoso NOTHGARD announce a new bass player: 
Nico Kolja!

The band says about: 
almost 4 weeks ago our dear friend Vik S. has left the band due to unforeseen circumstances and private issues. 
However, Vik will remain within our Band-Family of course. 
Further more he will support the band with taking care of the homepage and more. 
On the other hand we are very happy to present you the first pic of the new musician behind the bass.

Again we say thank you to Vik for all the past years and dearly welcome Nico. 
For more impressions check out the Video by clicking the link below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nCYQatOSO4

New Orleans own Galactic releases new album featuring Macy Gray, Mavis Staples, JJ Grey & others

GALACTIC RELEASES NEW ALBUM, INTO THE DEEP, ON JULY 17 VIA PROVOGUE RECORDS FEATURING COLLABORATIONS WITH MACY GRAY, MAVIS STAPLES, JJ GREY AND OTHERS.

 “It's hard to overstate the infectious energy and thrill of a live performance by the New Orleans band Galactic.”
NPR Music

“Onstage Galactic is a first-rate funk band. In the studio it has become a perpetually recombinant group of musicians, producers and conceptualizers,  hooking up with collaborators from New Orleans and far beyond.”
The New York Times

Monday, May 18, 2015

May 18th: out the first album of Sin Of Night!

"Take The Snake", first album of SIN OF NIGHT, all-female hard rock band, is now available in stores in Europe!
The album, produced by Agoge Records and distributed by  Plastic Head, Code 7 and Masterpiece, is already available on the main digital platforms.

AGOGE RECORDS
www.agogerecords.it
SIN OF NIGHT
www.facebook.com/pages/Sin-of-Night/389495247793842





Estrella Announce Download Festival and New Album!

Fresh from being named by Classic Rock as one of their ‘Tracks of the Week’ for their previous single, Scottish rock four-piece Estrella are back to make sure the new year is as successful as their last.  June 8th sees the release of the title track from their upcoming 2nd album, ‘We Will Go On’, which will be the second single from the album due on June 22nd.

Estrella add a refreshing new feel to the rock genre yet they still remind us of the acts we all love, such as Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Van Halen, AC/DC and Bon Jovi, and it’s little wonder why this searing, unapologetic slice of top quality rock was selected as the next release.

Recently announced to play Download Festival 2015, the bands lead guitarist Luke Gunn commented:   “To say we are delighted is an understatement.  We have to thank both Takeover at Download Festival and our loyal #EstrellaWarriors who voted for us on the Download online poll for this amazing opportunity!

“They are an energetic, melodic band with fantastic stage presence and I am sure they will rock the tent on the night." says Download Festival’s Heather Gibb.

You can hear it for yourself here: https://soundcloud.com/estrellarocks/we-will-go-on

Saturday, May 16, 2015

REVIEW : OSUKARU / Transition (2015)

The band with the strange name, OSUKARU, is back with album number three (the second with the record label of City Of Lights). "Transition" is entitled the brand new opus by this melodic rock act and with this new one the band is aiming for some bigger things.

THE RODS release new single featuring BENEDICTUM vocalist Veronica Freeman.

American 80's heavy metal power trio THE RODS have announced the release of their brand new single "Smoke on the Horizon", featuring BENEDICTUM vocalist Veronica Freeman "The V".
"Smoke on the Horizon" will be available for purchase worldwide via itunes and all digital media outlets on May 14, 2015.
The Rods band members and The V have released the following statements on the joining of forces for this new recording project and upcoming tour dates:
(Guitarist David "Rock" Feinstein) - Garry had let Carl and I know that he had made friends with Veronica some months ago. After a while he began playing her recordings for us, and we knew after hearing them, that she had a very good voice. Her original music is very good, but quite different than the traditional RODS style, and her voice is powerful with a true "Heavy Metal" edge to it. Soon Garry suggested that maybe she could come and sit in with us to sing a couple of songs. She had already been doing some DIO covers, so we thought that would be a perfect fit. We have a great time playing the DIO songs, and Veronica does an excellent job of singing them. A guest performer is something different for us, but so far it has been great fun, and I think the fans will really love it.

THE GHOST NEXT DOOR Reveals Debut Album Details

US alternative metallers THE GHOST NEXT DOOR, hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, will release their self-titled debut album on June 19th via Mausoleum Records.THE GHOST NEXT DOOR emerged from a desire to marry the dark melancholy of 80s and 90s alternative with the aggression and drive of Bay Area metal.
A founding member of Sacrilege BC and Release, guitarist/vocalist Gary Wendt grew up in the Bay Area. While with Skinlab, he recorded their debut album and toured across Europe with Machine Head and Exodus. Now Gary continues his journey through THE GHOST NEXT DOOR. Combining influences ranging from Rock to Thrash, Progressive Metal to Sad-core, result in a unique riff-driven Rock & Roll.