Sunday, April 19, 2015

DRAGONFORCE Presents World's First Underwater Live Guitar Performance

The world's first underwater live guitar performance happened on the Full Metal Cruise during DRAGONFORCE's "Through The Fire And Flames" on the "Maximum Overload" world tour. Check out video footage below.
DRAGONFORCE will release its debut DVD, "In The Line Of Fire", on July 10. Shot in high definition during the band's show at 2014’s Loud Park festival at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan, the DVD was filmed using nine camera angles to capture the raw energy of DRAGONFORCE's show and instrumental dexterity for which they are rightly celebrated worldwide.
The track listing for "In The Line Of Fire" contains a mixture of new songs from DRAGONFORCE's latest album, "Maximum Overload", and foot-stomping anthems and lightning-fast shred-fests from previous releases.

KIRK HAMMETT Lost His Phone Containing 250 Musical Ideas For Next METALLICA Album

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett was recently interviewed on the latest installment of HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta's official podcast, "The Jasta Show". (A few excerpts follow transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).
On who is producing the next METALLICA album:
Kirk: "It's still a little bit early on who's producing it, but I'll tell you that Greg Fidelman is involved — old Fiddle Guy, as I like to call him. And he's just great. We love working with him. And for me, his whole attitude toward working is so 'right on,' man. I can't wait to get into the studio and work with him. He's not a ballbuster, but he is a slavedriver."
On how the songwriting process works in METALLICA:
Kirk: "I put riffs on my iPhone, but something very unfortunate happened to me about six months ago. I lost my iPhone [containing] two hundred and fifty musical ideas. And I was crushed. It didn't get backed up. And when it happened, I was bummed out for about two or three days. I walked into the house. My wife saw me and she said, 'Uh-oh, what's wrong? Did you get a phone call from a relative?' I said, 'No.' She said, 'What's going on?' I told her, and she understood.
"I lost [the phone]. I just plain lost it. I can't find it. I'm still looking for it to this day. I just set it somewhere and… It still might turn up. I'm hoping it will. To try to remember those riffs…? I can only remember, like, eight of 'em. So I just chalked it down to maybe it just wasn't meant to be and I'll just move forward with it.
"For me, music comes at all times of the day. When I get a riff, sometimes it's a complete riff and I can just play it and there it is, sometimes it's half a riff and I have to tweak it. Sometimes it's just a rhythm or a note selection. Or sometimes it's just something that I hum in my head. But it can come from anywhere, and I put it on my phone, and I make sure the phone is fucking backed up.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

REVIEW : Fate´s Right Band / Knucklebuster Hits (2015)

Fate´s Right Band was born in the beginning of 2013 by brothers Jari & Marko Aalto together with Jonas Andersson. Jonny Lindkvist and Jens Mann joined the band during spring 2013. This is the band's debut EP and it includes only four songs that are only digital at the moment at iTunes, Spotify,  Google Play,,  Xbox Music, and some other digital services.

Friday, April 17, 2015

TRIXTER Return With New Album “HUMAN ERA” Coming This June on Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl is thrilled to announce the release of the new studio album from good-time rock n’ rollers, TRIXTER entitled “Human Era” on June 5th in Europe and June 9th in North America.

Following on the heels of the successful comeback album, New Audio Machine - a record chock full of rocking anthems -, TRIXTER are returning stronger than ever. “After the success of our last album, New Audio Machine, we felt more confident than ever in making another top notch album. I’m so proud to say that after more than 25 years of making records, TRIXTER is getting better and better. "Human Era" will show the world this band at it's finest,” says lead guitarist Steve Brown.

DIAMOND LANE and DELTA ROSE announce "Swingin Heavy" US tour

Los Angeles, California up and coming hard rock bands DIAMOND LANE and DELTA ROSE have announced their joint "Swingin Heavy" US tour.
Both bands will be bringing their incendiary music and live shows to venues throughout the Southwest United States during the month of May 2015.
Diamond Lane lead vocalist Brandon Baumann has checked in with the following update:

"We're beyond thrilled to take a break from the studio to hit the road with our brothers in Delta Rose. There's nothing sweeter than taking two heavy hitters and introducing them to new audiences around the country. We have great shows in store and are blessed with the opportunity to not only earn new fans and family members, but bring the party with us wherever we go! And being able to throw down at the massive event that is Rocklahoma is a true treat! We'll be swingin' heavy and keeping the torch burning bright all across the Unites States --- let there be rock!"

New band COLOUR OF NOISE from Bruce John Dickinson (Little Angels) & Matt Mitchell (Furyon) confirmed to play Download Festival

UK rockers Colour of Noise have been confirmed to play at this years Download Festival on Sunday 14th June, 2015, further solo dates to be announced soon. From Little Angels’ Bruce John Dickinson comes a new rock band called Colour of Noise, steeped in the tradition of the late 60’s British blues boom, and early 70’s stadium rock. Joining Bruce is singer Matt Mitchell (Pride and Furyon) and Randy Nixon on drums (Magic Bullet Band, Jeevas, Straw). The band also features Dan Electro on rhythm guitar and ‘Silent’ Ben Daniel on bass.
Colour Of Noise describe themselves as from the school of classic rock and wear their influences of FreeBad Company and Led Zeppelin amongst others, fully visible on their collective sleeves – ‘great songs recorded in the old fashioned way’. They use carefully chosen vintage and custom guitars, backline and record onto two inch tape.

Colour of Noise are launching their debut album through PledgeMusic, the direct-to-fan website that allows fans to participate and be part of the making of the album. As well as signed CDs, vinyl and merchandise, Colour of Noise’s PledgeMusic campaign includes studio visits, updates and exclusive tracks – including when you sign up to the Pledge campaign an immediate download of their first single ‘Head On’: All the details and more on

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of American Trash the anticipated new album featuring Rock & Roll veterans Jean BEAUVOIR and Micki FREE on June 5 in Europe and June 9 in North America.

Best known as the driving force behind the legendary Crown of Thorns self-titled debut album in 1994, Jean Beauvoir and Micki Free’s collective credits read like a “who’s-who” Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, with a list of collaborations that includes the likes of the Ramones, KISS, Debbie Harry, The Pretenders, John Waite, Lionel Richie, N'Sync, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Bill Wyman, Carlos Santana and Prince to name but a few.
The duo both coincidentally moved back to LA in 2003 and re-connected. They discussed joining forces again for a new project and after a few shows in Europe in 2013, a deal with Frontiers was inked for a brand new album to be recorded in 2014.
The result is American Trash, an album that shaped up as “the continuation of the BEAUVOIR FREE sound as the writing team for the Crown of Thorns debut,” explains Jean Beauvoir. “When we write together there really is this magic. We know we want killer guitar riffs and major melodic chorus... and this is what turns out in our songs, in Beauvoir Free style.”

REVIEW : SINATRAS “Six•Sexy•Songs” (2015)

Sinatras is a new band, that was born from one of Emanuele Zilio's ideas (guitar player for 20 years in  Italian metal/hardcore band Strange Corner). The band's sound refers to acts such as Pantera, Carcass and Hatebreed to name a few. Sinatras' featuring musicians with different musical roots (members from Strange Corner/hc band, Kani/hard r’n'r band, Hypnotheticall/prog metal, High Bridge/progressive death metal band), who have been involved in the underground scene for many years.

ROYAL QUEST will release "The Tale Of Man" on May 22nd, 2015!

Royal Quest was formed in 1998 in Athens when Yannis Androulakakis (guitars/ vocals) and Dennis Bekatoros (bass) started putting their musical and lyrical ideas together. After releasing their first demo in 1999 they decided to work on a concept album with an original story inspired by the “Eternal Champion”. In the meantime the line-up of the band was shaped up to participate in several underground festivals in Athens.

Throughout the years, Dennis and Yannis focused on completing the album with the addition of a new member, Odysseas (drums). Compositions, story editing, recording attempts and sound experimentations, but also disappointments and long breakups resulted in the end of the co-operation of the two founders.   

In January 2010 Yannis decided to produce the album on his own. The recording and engineering plans started from scratch and in 2014 the album was mixed by him and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox studios.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

TEN Release New Album ‘Isla De Muerta’ May 20

British hard rock giants TEN announced that the release of their eagerly awaited 12 studio album is scheduled for May 20th 2015 via Rocktopia Records. The new album is titled ‘Isla de Muerta‘ and follows hot on the heels of their ground-breaking and highly lauded 2014 opus ‘Albion‘. The album cover was illustrated by Gaetano Di Falco, can be viewed below.
Named after the mythical ‘Island Of The Dead‘ from Pirate legend and as the title would suggest, this time around the album has a very ‘piratical, seafaring‘ feel. In true classic TEN style, the album opens with the atmospheric ‘Buccaneers‘ instrumental and segues straight into the cinematic ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales‘. Any fans of TEN and their expanding catalogue will not be disappointed.

Skyfire Interactive in association with the Lynchburg Music Group are delighted to present the debut album from Corvus “Chasing Miracles”.

Corvus came into existence as the result of a completely unexpected scenario that saw the members working as session musicians on anoth-er project. Happily they stayed in touch and because of John’s wish to join an original band Corvus was formed after a brief stint with Welsh Aor’sters Serpentine.
The result is “Chasing Miracles” a superb slice of melodic rock. Record-ed at Arkham Studio’s under the guiding hand of Alex Cooper (Hanging Dolls) who has also worked with Ginger (Wildhearts), Spike (Quireboys) and Shy to name but a few. Alex also lends his not inconsiderable skills on the drums to the album.

Album Release Date— 1st June 2015
Single release 27th April 2015
Here is the exclusive video launch for "Corvus - Chasing Miracles (Official Music Video)"
Corvus Are:
Ciaran James—Vocals
John Clews— Guitars
Nick Jeavons— Keyboards
Jordan Brown— Bass
Alex Cooper— Drums

Monday, April 13, 2015

REVIEW : Lotta Lené / Smoke and Mirrors (2015)

Lotta Lené is an artist from Finland and "Smoke and Mirrors" is her debut album. For this release, Lené joined forces with guitarist, producer Jake Mäkelä, with whom she's been working and doing gigs since 2006. Together they've done different kinds of projects and played with different kinds of bands, mostly covers, but "Smoke and Mirrors" is now their first full studio album with their own material.