sexta-feira, setembro 12, 2014

Jimmy Barnes announces new 30th anniversar​y album "Hindsight​"

2014 marks the 30th anniversary of Jimmy Barnes' debut as Scottish born Australian rock singer-songwriter, and to celebrate this extraordinary milestone, Jimmy's recorded 'Hindsight', his 15th studio album. Provogue Records will release the album in the UK on Monday 27th October, and will be issued on limited edition 180 gram double vinyl (1,000 copies only), CD and digital download. 
The hotly tipped new album features an all-star line-up with Keith Urban, 'Little' Steven Van Zandt, Joe Bonamassa, and Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain of Journey, to name but a few. 
'Hindsight' recently debuted at the top of the Australian album charts, firmly cementing  Jimmy Barnes' place in Australian's rock music's history books, chalking up his fourteenth number one album, ten of which he has earned as a solo performer and four from his time in Australian rock band Cold Chisel.  Watch the official "Making Of" album trailer HERE
Thirty years after setting out to claim some history of his own, Jimmy Barnes is sounding better than ever.  His greatest hits have never sounded as good as they do with a little help from his family and some famous friends, on Hindsight.  Read the official press release, download album artwork and photos from this link -
Album Track Listing 
1. Lay Down Your Guns (w/ The Living End) 
2. Time Will Tell (w/ The Baby Animals) 
3. Good Times (w/ Keith Urban) 
4. Ride The Night Away (w/ Steven van Zandt) 
5. Stand Up (w/ Mahalia Barnes + The Soul Mates) 
6. I'd Die To Be With You Tonight (w/ Diesel)
7. Stone Cold (w/ Tina Arena and Joe Bonamassa) 
8. Working Class Man (w/ Jonathan Cain and Ian Moss)
9. Going Down Alone (w/ Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain) 
10. Love And Hate (w/ Shihad) 
11. No Second Prize 
12. I'd Rather Be Blind (w/ Jon Stevens) 
13. When Your Love Is Gone 
14. The Other Kind 
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Ancestral Legacy return with 2nd album

Ancestral Legacy sign with Whispering Voice Records
Band's 2nd album released on September 29th
Norway's ANCESTRAL LEGACY announce their 2nd album, "Terminal", a follow-up to 2010's "Nightmare Diaries".
ANCESTRAL LEGACY first started as a symphonic extreme metal band around 1998. After some major line-up changes in 2002, the band transformed into a more gothic sounding dark/doom metal band, with some subtle progressive elements, featuring both male growls as well as female vocals.
"Terminal" was recorded at various locations in Norway and was mixed and mastered by Jone Vaananen (Insomnium, Ikuinen Kaamos) in Finland. The band has performed live in their home country as well as abroad and has also shared the stage with well-known acts such as Sirenia, Ulver, Green Carnation and Theatre Of Tragedy.
Vocalist/guitarist Eddie Risdal was selected by legendary Swedish producer/artist Dan Swano to perform some guest vocals for his new project Witherscape which was released to critical acclaim in the summer of 2013.
Special note should be made to female vocalist Isadora Cortina who is originally from Mexico, but moved to Norway in 2009. She is classically trained, but as is clearly evident by her performance on this album, deep down inside she has a true "metal heart!"
ANCESTRAL LEGACY are the first signing of Norwegian label Whispering Voice Records and "Terminal", which is due for release on September 29th, will be available both on CD and digital through all major stores.
A track taken from the album is now available for streaming and free download at while a lyric video of the same track can be watched at
"Terminal" will soon be available for pre-order directly from the band's official website ( and all pre-orders will include some cool bonus items as well.
Isadora Cortina - Vocals and keyboards
Eddie Risdal - Vocals and guitars
Jon Rune Førland - Guitars and backing vocals
Jarl Ivar Brynhildsvoll – Bass
Christopher Midtsveen Vigre – Drums
Album track list:
01 Bone Code
02 Lethe part 1
03 There Is No Birth And Death
04 My Wretched Lord
05 Lethe part 2
06 Dawn Of Time
07 Lethe part 3
08 Transient Pale Days
09 Oregon Trail
10 Death, Silence Without Pain
11 Shedding You
12 Terminal
Official band links:
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Burnt Belief (Porcupine Tree) returns with new album "Etymology​" this fall

Instrumental collaboration between U.K. bassist Colin Edwin
(Porcupine Tree) and U.S. guitarist Jon Durant out October 21
COHASSET, MA - World-renowned bassist Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree, Metallic Taste of Blood, Ex-Wise Heads) and guitarist/composer Jon Durant have once again teamed up under the moniker Burnt Belief for the release of a new album of progressive ethno-ambient fusion instrumentals titled Etymology. Etymology will be released on October 21, 2014 via Alchemy Records, and will be available at Burning Shed, Amazon, CD Baby, iTunes, and other digital outlets.
An Etymology teaser video can be seen on YouTube at:
"We feel like we've progressed within our shared approach, including some new harmonic, rhythmic and melodic elements," commented Jon Durant.
"Much of our compositional approach remains consistent from the first Burnt Belief record," he added. "For instance, a number of the pieces began as ambient cloud guitar atmospheres, which Colin would then explore and find rhythmic grooves to play over or with the clouds. Then, I would maybe re-arrange, construct melodic ideas, and send back to Colin for further input from him. In this way, the pieces evolve, sometimes very far from their original state."
The compositions which unfold across Etymology's 70 minutes showcase the duo's fruitful symbiosis and clear developmental path across their shared musical landscape. Assimilating diverse elements ranging from polyrhythms, deep ECM styled atmospherics and even angular nu-jazz abstraction, the result is an immersive, multi-layered and engrossing documentation of a remarkably sympathetic musical connection.
Etymology is further enhanced by sensitive, deep electric violin performances from highly regarded classical musician Steve Bingham, also known for his evocative work with U.K. art-rock band No-Man.
The album's title is a metaphor for the pair's working methodology, in which compositions evolve from an initial germ of an idea into a fully realized piece. The resulting work is often very different from its original concept yet still maintains the initial elements at its core.
1. Chromatique 
2. Dissemble 
3. Précis 
4. Hraunfossar 
5. Convergence 
6. Rivulet 
7. White Keys 
8. Not Indifferent 
9. Hover 
10. Chimera 
11. Squall
Edwin and Durant first teamed up for Durant's 2011 album Dance of the Shadow Planets, a wholly live in the studio documentation of their nascent musical chemistry centered around Durant's atmospheric compositions and featuring also the talents of violinist Caryn Lin and multi-percussionist Jerry Leake. 
The follow-up to Dance of the Shadow Planets, 2012's eponymously titled Burnt Belief, was distance recorded, but a fully collaborative compositional affair with Edwin taking equal responsibility for the writing process. Having confidently cemented their working methods and musical connection with the well-received Burnt Belief, the duo undertook some live dates in the U.K. and Ukraine with Kiev-based female vocal duo Astarta (as Astarta/Edwin), a project Colin has been working on for some time, but presently on ice due to the current instability in the country. 
Energized by working together in a live environment again in late 2013, Edwin and Durant reconvened to create the present album, Etymology. Whilst still retaining the strong sonic identity laid down on Burnt Belief, Etymology represents a considerable expansion and natural evolution of their sound, not least because of the additional input of three marvelous drummers (Vinny Sabatino, Dean McCormick and Jose Duque) to complement and reinforce the programmed electronic rhythms. 
"Colin and I both felt that after two records utilizing hand drums exclusively, it was time to change it up and go with a live drum kit to augment Colin's rhythm programming. It ended up giving the pieces a much harder edge to them, and this in turn allowed me to push my guitars a little more over the top." 
Follow Burnt Belief on Facebook at: and Twitter at: @BurntBelief3 for more information on Etymology.

Burnt Belief online... 
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Kscope announces signing of multi-inst​rumentalis​t duo Nordic Giants


Debut album coming early 2015 
ENGLAND - Kscope is thrilled to announce the signing of multi-instrumentalist duo Nordic Giants. Ahead of the debut album coming in early 2015, Kscope will be release Nordic Giants' 2014 self-released EPs 'Build Seas' and 'Dismantle Suns' together on one LP and CD this fall. 
A teaser video for the new signing can be seen on YouTube at:
Nordic Giants spent the last couple of years bringing its bespoke formula of claustrophobic post-rock cinematic sound to audiences across the U.K. They have recently toured with Public Service Broadcasting, God Is An Astronaut and 65daysofstatic, this Summer playing festivals including 2000 Trees, Kendal Calling and Y-Not as well as their own headline shows. They have performed in churches, disused Victorian music halls and converted seaside bandstands to enhance the audience experience of their atmospheric soundscapes. 
Seeing Nordic Giants has been described as akin to a religious experience. Multi-screen visuals, powerful strobes and exquisitely timed accompaniment create a whole that appears far greater than the sum of its parts. Each performance is accompanied by award-winning short films which coupled with haunting piano, bowed guitar, climactic drums and array of guest vocalists gives the audience a mind-blowing and visceral experience that goes beyond the normal descriptors. 
Kscope was formed in 2008 providing a home for an evolving and adventurous style of music without boundaries. Nordic Giants join a roster that includes North Atlantic Oscillation, Engineers, Steven Wilson, Ulver, Anathema & The Pineapple Thief. 
Stay tuned for more information on Nordic Giants.
Nordic Giants online...

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quarta-feira, setembro 10, 2014

Osada Vida unveil the artwork of the album “The After-Effect”

Osada Vida, one of the most interesting Polish bands on the rock/metal scene, still work on their fifth studio album. The material entitled "The After-Effect" is scheduled for release on November, 3rd in Europe and December, 2nd in North America (via MVD).
Their highly acclaimed previous album "Particles" made the band work even harder on the follow-up material. An up-to-date info from the studio is available on the band's facebook profile:
Today, the band reveal the cover artwork of "The After-Effect" album. As with their previous releases, the artwork was done again by the band's keyboardist, Rafał Paluszek.
Osada Vida is one of the most interesting Polish bands on the prog-rock/metal scene. Their discography includes three demos and four well received official releases - "Three Seats Behind a Triangle" (2006/2007), "The Body Parts Party" (2008), "Uninvited Dreams" (2009) and "Particles" (2013). Their albums feature elaborately beautiful music in the vein of Yes, Porcupine Tree, Pain Of Salvation and Riverside. In early July, Osada Vida released their first live DVD entitled "Where The Devils Live" featuring the recording of their live appearance at the Wyspianski Theater in Katowice, Poland in Autumn 2011. In 2012 the band debuted in a new improved line-up - they have added a new vocalist Marek Majewski, previously known from the band Acute Mind. In Autumn 2013 the band replaced guitarist Bartek Bereska with young and talented musician – Jan Mitoraj. In Summer 2014 drummer Adam Podzimski left the band and his place was taken by Marek Romanowski.
Osada Vida - current line-up:
Marek Majewski - vocal
Łukasz Lisiak - bass guitar
Janek Mitoraj - guitars
Rafał "r6" Paluszek - keyboards
Marek Romanowski - drums
Osada Vida – official websites:

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Haken announce release of Restoration EP

Following the release of Haken's critically acclaimed album 'The Mountain' last year, plus plenty of touring and even three nominations at this year's Progressive Music Awards, the London-based progressive metallers are extremely pleased to announce the release of the digital-only 'Restoration' EP in the US on the 11th of November 2014.    
'Restoration' is comprised of three reworked and updated songs which originally appeared on their 2007/08 self-produced demo, and the release has been mixed & mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios.
Vocalist Ross Jennings explains: 'Redoing a few of our favourite tracks from the demo is something we've talked about doing for ages and the fans have been asking for it constantly. We were also excited about working creatively with our new bassist Conner Green, so this seemed like the perfect way to welcome him aboard.'
Guitarist Charlie Griffiths continues: 'merely re-recording the demo songs would have felt musically redundant and dishonest, since three of us didn't play on the original recordings. The band's sound has evolved considerably in the last few years so we used the demo tracks as a starting point and gave ourselves free reign to reimagine them and make them relevant to who we are today. These are now the definitive versions and we couldn't be happier with how they turned out'.

The track list and playing times are as follows:
1. Darkest Light (6:44)
2. Earthlings (7:52)
3. Crystallised (19:23)
The final track is a no holds barred epic including guest 'cameo' appearances by Pete Rinaldi (Headspace) and Mike Portnoy (Transatlantic / Flying Colors).
The band also recently announced a run of UK & Irish dates with label-mates Leprous & Maschine for later this year. This will be the band's biggest run of dates in their own country yet and they can be found below:
Haken, Leprous & Maschine:
Presented by Prog Magazine
23rd October, 2014 - London, The Garage
24th October, 2014 - Leamington Spa, Assembly
26th October, 2014 - Bristol, The Fleece
27th October, 2014 - Wolverhampton, Robin 2
29th October, 2014 - Dublin, The Village
30th October, 2014 - Liverpool, O2 Academy 2
31st October, 2014 - Manchester, Club Academy
1st November, 2014 - Edinburgh, The Liquid Room
2nd November, 2014 - York, The Duchess
HAKEN online:
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Kruk - “Last Chance” video clip is now on YouTube

An official video clip to Kruk's track "Last Second" is now available on Metal Mind Productions' channel on YouTube in THIS location. The entire footage was shot outdoors, which was not easy considering the hot and stormy weather. The crew started to work before dawn and ended before noon. "Last Second" is taken from their most recent, highly acclaimed both by fans and critics, album "Before".
"Before", a brand new studio album by the best Polish hard rock band – Kruk has been released in early June. The band's fourth full-length release should be interesting for fans of such big artists as Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and DIO. The album includes a bonus DVD featuring additional material: live show from Spodek Hall, Katowice from February 2014 when Kruk supported the legendary band Deep Purple, interviews, documentary and studio report.
Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. no.: MMP CD 0737 DGD
Barcode: 5907785038462
Format: CD+DVD Digipak
Genre:  Hard Rock
Release date: 09.06.2014 Europe / 08.07.2014 USA
1. My Sinners
2. Last Second
3. Once My
4. Wings Of Dreams
5. Grey Leaf
6. Morning Star
7. Farewell
8. Open Road
9. Timeline (instrumental)
10. Moja Dusza (bonus track)
11. Szary Liść (bonus track)
Bonus DVD:
Live show recorded at Spodek Hall, Katowice (15.02.2014):
1.Now When You Cry
2.Otul Swą Ciszę
3.Rising Anger
4.W Zamyśleniu
6.It Will Not Come Back
+ interviews, documentary & studio report
The band was formed in 2001 by Piotr Brzychcy and Krzysztof Walczyk. The band members were heavily inspired by Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Uriah Heep and it was these influences that shaped Kruk's music, placing it within a classic rock framework. In 2006 Kruk recorded the album "Memories" with Grzegorz Kupczyk (Ceti's & ex-Turbo's vocalist). The album was a tribute to the aforementioned bands. In the next years, Kruk followed their own path and managed to forge their own sound. Their proper debut album entitled "Before He'll Kill You", released in 2009, was well received both by media and by music fans. The year 2011 marked the release of their second studio album. Doogie White (ex.Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen, Tank)  made guest appearance on "It Will Not Come Back". The album was enthusiastically reviewed both in Poland and overseas. Kruk supported such legends of rock as Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Graham Bonnet, ex-singer from Rainbow, and Michael Schenker Group. In 2012 Kruk released the album "Be3". The band plan to release their new studio album "Before" on June, 9th in Europe and July, 8th in North America.
Official websites:
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sexta-feira, setembro 05, 2014

Matt Schofield announces November 2014 UK Tour

Multi award winning guitarist, singer/songwriter and British Blues Hall of Famer, Matt Schofield, returns to the UK to embark on his largest headlining tour since dazzling audiences nationwide last year as Joe Satriani's special guest. Schofield kicks off the 15-date tour on November 13th with special guest The Ben Poole Band. Tickets for all shows are on sale from 0844 478 0898 or
The UK tour follows Schofield's critically acclaimed fifth studio album, "Far As I Can See" released in the UK in February 2014. (Provogue Records / Mascot Label Group).  
Over the last decade Schofield has earned a formidable international reputation as one of the most innovative and revered contemporary blues inspired guitarists on the world stage.  "There isn't a better British blues guitarist playing currently," says Guitarist magazine.  Schofield represents a long tradition of British blues greats, and the new album finds him on stunning form.  Alongside two covers from his musical heroes, the album's nine original tracks showcase his continued growth as an exciting songwriter, delivered with impassioned vocals to create a diverse and unique take on the blues. 
Schofield is the recipient of major awards including the British Blues Awards including Guitarist of the Year 2010, 2011 and 2012 (making him the first guitarist in the British Blues Awards Hall of Fame), and the winner of Mojo magazine's Blues Album of the Year 2011.  Click here for the official UK press announcement page and hi res images:
Matt Schofield – November 2014 UK Tour
Nottingham Rescue Rooms         Thursday 13 November 
Leeds Wardrobe                              Friday 14 November 
Stockton Arc                                      Saturday 15 November 
Glasgow O2 ABC                               Sunday 16 November 
Chester Live Rooms                        Tuesday 18 November 
Shoreham Ropetackle Arts          Thursday 20 November
 Norwich Epic                                      Friday 21 November
Cambridge The Junction               Saturday 22 November 
Sheffield The Greystones            Sunday 23 November
 Sale Waterside Arts Theatre       Monday 24 November 
Worcester Huntingdon Hall         Wednesday 26 November 
Bristol The Tunnels                          Thursday 27 November 
Newbury Arlington Arts                Friday 28 November 
Exeter Phoenix                                 Saturday 29 November 
Cardiff The Globe                            Sunday 30 November 
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ENCHANT Debut new song "Within an Inch"

 ENCHANT - Debut new song "Within an Inch"
via website of Prog Magazine;
Pre-Order links launched

ENCHANT, the Bay Area's long-running Prog Rock institution, are soon to release, The Great Divide, via the band's longtime label partner InsideOut Music. 
Here are the exact release dates for The Great Divide by country: 
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / FINLAND: Friday, September 26, 2014.                              
Monday, September 29, 2014.        
NORTH AMERICA / ITALY / SPAIN / POLAND: Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

SWEDEN: Wednesday, October 01, 2014.
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, October 03, 2014. 
The Great Divide is ENCHANT's much anticipated 8th studio album and their first new recordings in almost ten years, following 2003's acclaimed Tug Of War and the Live At Last double-album / live DVD release of 2004. 
The album's first full song sample, the track "Within an Inch," has just been launched online for you to check out via the website of UK's Prog magazine. Check it out here: 
ENCHANT's Douglas A. Ott checked in with the following comment about the song:

"'Within an Inch' is a song about coming as close to death as possible without dying.

I was in a horrible accident when I was 20 years old and almost died when I was run over by a fork lift. This song is about that experience." 
Most recently, an online video teaser featuring sound samples of various album songs was launched here:
A previous first online teaser can still be viewed here: 
The track listing of the US version of the album, which features a running time of 64 minutes, is as follows: 
ENCHANT - The Great Divide 
1. Circles 
2. Within an Inch 
3. The Great Divide 
4. All Mixed Up 
5. Transparent Man 
6. Life in a Shadow
7. Deserve to Feel 
8. Here and Now
9. Prognosticator 
An exclusive pre-order for the album, including a CD + t-shirt bundle, is available here: 
Keep your eyes and ears open for further details on The Great Divide coming soon...
ENCHANT Discography: 
A Blueprint of the World - CD 1993 
Wounded - CD 1996 
Time Lost - CD 1997 
Break - CD 1998 
Juggling 9 or Dropping 10 - CD 2000
Blink of an Eye - CD 2002 
Tug of War - CD 2003
Live at Last - 2CD/2DVD 2004
The Great Divide - CD 2014 
ENCHANT Line-Up 2014:
Ted Leonard - Lead vocals (Spock's Beard / Thought Chamber)
Douglas A. Ott - Guitars and backing vocals
Ed Platt - Bass guitar and bass pedals
Bill Jenkins - Keyboards (Sound Of Contact / Thought Chamber)
Sean Flanegan - Drums (Cynthesis) 
ENCHANT online: 
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All female brazilian metal band Girlie Hell launches EP on vinyl and discuss about violence and oppression against women

Think about a highly flammable all female brazilian hard rock/metal band! This is Girlie Hell.
Weaker sex? Bullas, Carol, Fernanda and Júlia are willing to show you not. Do you want to face them? 
These girls are not messing around. They are for seven years on the road and have played on the most important brazilian festivals, including shows with bands like Bad Religion, Kyuss Lives, Sepultura and Crucified Barbara, with whom they completed a small tour in Brazil. "Get Hard", the debut album, was produced by Gustavo Vazques (Black Drawning Chalks, Uganga) and was released in 2007 by Monstro Discos. The album was very well received by several Brazilian journalists: "Consistent and convincing hard rock", declared back then Silvio Essinger from Jornal O Globo, one of the most important Brazilian daily newspapers. 
After the release of several music videos and some digital singles, the Girlie Hell ladies now announces the release of "Hit And Run".
The EP will be launched on vinyl and will bring only two tracks: "Gunpowder" on the A Side and "Till The End" on the B Side.
"Hit And Run" was recorded at Mr. Som Studio in Sao Paulo and produced by the Latin Grammy winners Marcello Pompeu and Heros Trench. The mastering was done at the West WestSide Music in the United States by the death metal specialist Alan Douches (Cannibal Corpse, Death, Deicide, Krisiun, Mastodon).
Musically, "Hit And Run" brings a heavier and more intense Girlie Hell, with a very sharp speech.
"Hit And Run is, until now, Girlie Hell's better prepared work", says the drummer Carol Pasquali. "Everything is loaded with meanings and feelings. We're talking about overcoming difficulties, breaking barriers and unravel problems that tries to prevent us from following our path. This was also illustrated on the cover art signed by Wildner Lima which has two stages: the first that alludes to the violence suffered by women and the difficulties of the feminine universe, showing the anguish and the marks of the struggle for what is believed, and the side of awareness that the fight is worth". 
Still according to Carol, the tittle "Hit And Run" is a direct reference to one of the band's main influence. Musically and ideologically.
"The album takes the same name of the Girlschool song, which is one of our main references in the world of female rock. And this connection is no accident. Times have changed and so the difficulties, but they still exist. And as the British rockers, we want to arose attention to this force and this claw that we need to have daily and say that we are here to face the problems and support women of our generation."
Did you get the message? So be prepared because "Hit And Run" will hit the stores in October in Brazil by Monstro Discos. European, US and Asian releases are still being planned.
Meanwhile, check out "Gunpowder" music video: 
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Paul Di’Anno – preview of the “The Beast Arises” DVD

The Beast is back! The original voice of Iron Maiden, and the front man of such bands as Killers, Battlezone and Gogmagog, arises to bring his fans a show of sheer heavy metal brutality! Paul Di'Anno returned to Poland in April to play a string of live shows. One of the shows -  at Lizard Club in Kraków on April, 9th - was recorded for the purposes of a live DVD release "The Beast Arises".
The material from the DVD captures a sensational live show in a club full of audience that would not let Di'Anno leave the stage for a long time. The release features mind-blowing performances of the classic material from the first two Iron Maiden studio albums, "Iron Maiden" and "Killers", as well as songs by Killers, Battlezone, and, to top it off, a fierce cover of Ramones' "Blitzkrieg Bop" – all this making for an outstanding show that will leave no fan in doubt that the Beast has truly risen! The DVD also includes an interview with Paul Di'Anno, a photo gallery and other extras.
You can now see a short preview of the DVD on Metal Mind Productions' YouTube channel. Track "Charlotte the Harlot" is available at THIS location.
"The Beast Arises" has been set for release on October, 6th in Europe and October, 7th in North America (via MVD). Formats available: DVD, CD and double LP (December, 2nd).
Di'Anno, Paul - The Beast Arises DVD
1. Sanctuary
2. Purgatory
3. Wrathchild
4. Prowler
5. Marshall Lockjaw
6. Murders in the Rue Morgue
7. The Beast Arises
8. Children of Madness
9. Genghis Kahn
10. Remember Tomorrow
11. Charlotte the Harlot
12. Killers
13. Phantom of the Opera
14. Running Free
15. Transylvania
16. Iron Maiden
17. Blitzkrieg Bop
Bonus video:
Interview with Paul Di'Anno
Photo gallery
Desktop images
This English singer is best known as the first vocalist to record with the iconic band Iron Maiden, from 1978 to 1981. Despite world-wide success lurking just around the corner, Di'Anno departed from the band by the fall of 1981 (he's since admitted that he was partying a bit too hard around the time of his departure from Maiden). However, Di'Anno's unique and extremely powerful voice had made a huge impression on rock music fans the world over, and also gained him an army of fans due to the sales of more than 20 million copies of the first two Iron Maiden albums ("Iron Maiden" & "Killers") featuring Paul's unique vocal talent.
In his post-Maiden career, Di'Anno has issued numerous albums, both as a solo artist and as a member of such bands as Gogmagog, Battlezone and Killers, and he has been featured (either as the artist or as a guest) on more than 60 albums released world-wide.
As a confirmed icon of the metal genre Di'Anno is constantly gigging (with his various bands) throughout all of Europe, USA, Canada, Central & South America, Australia, Asia etc.
Di'Anno has even had time to have his first full sized and highly acclaimed Book/Autobiography released entitled "The Beast", which is a no holds barred journey through his turbulent and often disturbing car crash lifestyle, throughout the last two decades.
Although he only appeared on the first two Maiden albums, Maiden's work with Paul Di'Anno remains among metal's all-time finest, and to this day those two albums are idolized and thought of as "The All Time Classics" by most Metal fans and musicians alike throughout the World.
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Mystery tour and Live album 2014

Mysterious Newsletter no.2 Sept 2014
Hello Mystery Fans!!!!

You can pre-order the new Mystery live album here
UNICORN DIGITAL presents the first Live album from Canadian Progressive Rock Band MYSTERY 
Recorded live at the Boerderij Cultuurpodium in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands on May 10th 2013, the new live double-CD album from Mystery features a selection of songs from The World Is a Game, as well as old favorites from their back catalog. It is also the only live recording with ex-band member Benoit David. Other band members include Benoit Dupuis on keyboards, François Fournier on bass, Sylvain Moineau on guitar, Jean-Sébastien Goyette on drums, and band leader Michel St-Père on guitars. 
Pre-Sale until release date
Release Dat 
OCTOBER 1st on Unicorn Digital
OCTOBER 20th  everywhere else 
Mystery will soon embark on a small European tour with new singer Jean Pageau, ending the tour where it all began in 2013.
European Tour:
Sept. 08, 2014 - The Robin, Bilston, UK
Sept. 09, 2014 - The Borderline Orange Yard, UK
Sept. 10, 2014 - RealTimeLive, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UK
Sept. 11, 2014 - Riffs Bar, Swindon, UK
Sept. 12, 2014 - Spirit of 66, Verviers, Belgium
Sept. 13, 2014 - PPR Festival, Das Rind, Russelsheim, Germany
Sept. 18, 2014 - Bergkeller Reichenbach, Sachsen, Germany
Sept. 19, 2014 - Boerderil, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
Visit the Real Mystery Website at
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Amazon inks worldwide record deal with Ravenheart Music

If you are a symphonic metal fan and are into the Brazilian bands, you
surely knows Amazon.

After all, the band's debut album "Victoria Regia" (Hellion Records -
2005), was very well received by press and public at the time and
allowed Amazon to play important shows with Nightwish and Epica in
Brazil. In 2010 the band's second album was released, "Nature's Last
Ride", and it got the same warm reception that its predecessor.

Four years later, the band formed by Sabrina Todt (vocal and flute),
Renato Angelo (guitar and keyboards), Andre Pedral (bass) and Marcos
Frassao (drums) announces the release of its third studio effort.

Titled "RISE!", the album will bring the tracks "The Path", "Ball Of
Vanities", "New Horizons", "Prisoners Of The Sea", "Sins", "Time",
"Immortal", "Three Lives", "Bittersweet" and "Suicide Note".

"RISE!" was recorded at The Rock Station studios in Reuver, Holland,
and brings two very respected producers: Sander Gommans, founding
member of After Forever, and Amanda Somerville, famous vocalist with
participations in bands like Avantasia, Aina, Epica, Edguy and

Besides appearing as producers, both also co-wrote some songs from
"RISE!" and Gommans also does some special participations in some
songs as musician.

With half the band now living in Europe, Amazon invested in the
possibility of signing an international record deal. They were very
successful and inked a deal with nothing but Ravenheart Music, British
label that is specialized in female rock/metal bands.

"We are very proud to have a partnership with Ravenheart", says
guitarist Renato Angelo. "This is a fantastic chapter in the history
of Amazon because of the commitment and dedication that the people
involved have provided to our third album. We worked with great
musicians, made friends and partners, and Ravenheart was exactly what
was needed to complete the package: a label that is honest, dedicated
and passionate for music. This is for Amazon the essence of making
music, especially in the metal scene: always seek the best quality
possible, but never give up the spirit and relationships that should
be the essence of any band. Making music for music and reap these
results is everything you could hope for, and we believe that the
philosophy of Ravenheart aligns perfectly with ours. Could not be more
pleased, and now, along with Dave and Aimee, write the next chapters
in the history of Amazon. Get Ready To RISE!"

The official release date of Amazon's new studio album "RISE!" will
soon be announced by Ravenheart Music.

The tracks "The Path" and "Ball Of Vanities" are available on Soundcloud:

For Further Information:

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Engineers, AllMusic.c​om debut new track "Bless the Painter"


Fourth album "Always Returning" out September 16 via Kscope
ENGLAND - Engineers will release its upcoming fourth studio album, Always Returning, on September 16 through Kscope. Today, the band has teamed up with to debut the album's opening track, "Bless the Painter," at:  
Written and recorded alone by multi-instrumentalist Mark Peters before being coated with deft brush strokes of ambient electronica by celebrated German artist/producer, Ulrich Schnauss, Always Returning is a record that unhurriedly drifts in and out of focus, hinting at themes without ever making them so explicit that the listener can't map out their own personal interpretations. It delivers an overall emotional heft that's impossible to pull away from. 
The recently released "Fight or Flight" music video can be seen on YouTube at:
Additionally, an Always Returning teaser video containing snippets of the tracks "Searched for Answers," "Always Returning" plus "Fight or Flight" can be seen on YouTube at:

1.  Bless the Painter 
2.  Fight or Flight 
3.  It Rings so True
4.  Drive Your Car 
5.  Innsbruck 
6.  Searched for Answers 
7.  Smiling Back 
8.  A Million Voices
9.  Smoke and Mirrors 
10.  Always Returning 
"Engineers' most realized and engaging record yet" - 
"'Always Returning' is something to be savored" - The Big Takeover 
"gorgeous and dreamy shoegazer soundscapes wrapped in pop songs" - Under the Radar 
Engineers - with London based drummer and composer, Matthew Linley, rounding out the line-up - has been creating mesmerizing music with brilliantly shaded guitar textures and teasing lyrical ambiguities for over 10 years across three albums - 2005's debut Engineers, 2009's Three Fact Fader, and 2010's swift follow-up In Praise Of More. 
Stay tuned for more information on Engineers and Always Returning, out this month on Kscope. 
Engineers online... 
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terça-feira, setembro 02, 2014

Up In Smoke Festival - October 3rd & 4th 2014 - Accomodati​on Facilities !

We're back after this small summer break! Only 6 weeks left to go now until UP IN SMOKE INDOOR FEST, the most outstanding heavy rock festival Switzerland has ever seen! The 2 days mayhem will happen on OCTOBER 3RD & 4TH 2014 in Switzerland's greatest concert venue, Z7 in PRATTELN: 10 minutes from Basel, with the direct frontier to Germany and France. Easy to reach by car, plane, train.
Tickets are going quick, so hurry up to get yours on or Ticketmaster if you wanna be part of many exclusive CH shows (Blues Pills, Kadavar, Ufomammut, Dozer...). Here comes the total overview of the line-up:
FRIDAY: 8 bands (Fu Manchu, Blues Pills, Ufomammut, Conan, The Vintage Caravan, Wardhill, Intercostal & more)
SATURDAY: 12 bands (Kadavar, Brant Bjork, Dozer, Naam, Greenleaf, Lonely Kamel, Mars Red Sky, Alunah, The Socks, Hellroom Projectors and more)
The last 3 bands will be announced in the next days, the final timetable will be published in the first week of September along with the day tickets offer! Check-out our Facebook page for these updates, and meanwhile...
For the ones who can´t afford a hotel, we'll give the chance to sleep in the venue (please bring your sleeping bag and air mattress). How does this work? After the last concert of the day, we'll ask everybody to step out of the venue for a few minutes. During that time the venue and toilets will be cleaned and the floor covered with a plastic sheet. Some nice movies, broadcasted on a big screen will help you to fall asleep. Coffee and bread rolls will be offered for cheap in the morning to get you fit and ready for day 2 of the festival!
Rock on!
Up In Smoke Team.
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Nightmare Records is proud to bring you the second album from Bulgarian rock/metal band PROJECT ARCADIA.

Be sure to watch "Formidable Foe" directed by Firewind's Bob Katsionis taken from the upcoming album release "A Time of Changes" coming September 9th on Nightmare Records.
In the Image area!
Top Class Modern Melodic Metal with a touch of Prog-Power "A Time of Changes" is the sophomore release in the discography of this intriguing band hailing mostly from Bulgaria with the exception of their latest addition Swedish singer now living in the United States Urban breed most known for his work in Tad Morose and Bloodbound.
Living up to the high expectations of Nightmare, we bring you a fantastic heavy metal album that any fan of the genre will appreciate, it has powerful guitars, big vocals and serious powerhouse of a rhythm section!  For fans of old MSG, Tad Morose, Scorpions, & Accept.
Mixed and Mastered by Jonas Kjellgren at Black Lounge Studios in Sweden (Sabaton, Scar Symmetry, Sonic Syndicate)

Album Info:
UPC: 734923006626
Cat#: NMR580
Genre: Melodic Metal
Release Date: September 9th, 2014 North America
Release Date: September 26th, Europe / Rest of world.
Previous releases:
"From The Desert Of Desire" - Indie release 2009
Website and Socials:
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Project Arcadia release today "The Ungrateful Child (official video)" on Nightmare Records MEGALOUD YouTube channel for their upcoming release "A Time of Changes" scheduled to be released Sept. 9th in North America and Sept 26th in Europe and rest of the world.
See the video Here!
Nightmare Records is proud to bring you the second album from Bulgarian rock/metal band PROJECT ARCADIA.
Be sure to watch "Formidable Foe", the bands first video released August 5th, directed by Firewind's Bob Katsionis taken from the upcoming album release "A Time of Changes" coming September 9th on Nightmare Records. Watch in the image area under cover art.
Top Class Modern Melodic Metal with a touch of Prog-Power "A Time of Changes" is the sophomore release in the discography of this intriguing band hailing mostly from Bulgaria with the exception of their latest addition Swedish singer now living in the United States Urban breed most known for his work in Tad Morose and Bloodbound.
Living up to the high expectations of Nightmare, we bring you a fantastic heavy metal album that any fan of the genre will appreciate, it has powerful guitars, big vocals and serious powerhouse of a rhythm section!  For fans of old MSG, Tad Morose, Scorpions, & Accept.
Mixed and Mastered by Jonas Kjellgren at Black Lounge Studios in Sweden (Sabaton, Scar Symmetry, Sonic Syndicate)

Album Info:
UPC: 734923006626
Cat#: NMR580
Genre: Melodic Metal
Release Date: September 9th, 2014 North America
Release Date: September 26th, Europe / Rest of world.
Previous releases:
"From The Desert Of Desire" - Indie release 2009
Website and Socials:
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Classic Rock Ensemble Vespers Nine To Release Debut CD 'True Story'

Miami, FL - Much to the excitement of music fans worldwide, classic rock ensemble Vespers Nine will be releasing their eagerly awaited debut CD 'True Story' on September 27, 2014. Vespers Nine, a five member premier classic rock band based out of South Florida, launched in late 2012. Made up of well-seasoned musicians, the band is a versatile, high energy rock band, that also writes and performs it's own original music. Musical influences include Foreigner, Journey, Heart, The Beatles, Queen, Van Halen, Styx, Rush, Metallica and Boston to name only a few.

The entire 'True Story' album was recorded at AfterHours Recording Studio, in North Miami, and all songs were produced by the accomplished and renowned music producer, Hal Batt. The recording of the album spanned over the course of several months, with sessions running sometimes as short as several hours, to well up to 12 to 14 hours straight, for several days in a row, in some cases.

Says bassist Gricel Julie Dosal, "There is no cumulative meaning or concept for the CD as a whole other than five musicians coming together for the love of rock music and the inspiration it brings. The desire to form an alliance built primarily as a vehicle that allowed for free creative expression; an outlet for creative energy that each member was searching for, and which made this band's formation easy. A true labor of love that came together quite naturally. A very inspired and collaborative effort of five individuals with similar musical tastes and influences that lent itself to a seemingly effortless flow of ideas when it came to songwriting. Each song written became a story reflecting the band's growth and evolution at the time it was written. So in essence, if one had to describe the concept behind the CD, it is essentially the True Story of the group's desire to write, play and explore music as first and foremost, a labor of love."

Along with the CD release, Vespers Nine has filmed a new video for the song "Forever Yours", which is primarily a story of love and hope. It represents a similar theme as does the name of the band, Vespers Nine; that being, everlasting devotion. The video was completely shot in South Florida, by acclaimed filmmaker, David Liz, a native Floridian, as are all of the band members, but one. The storyline was conceptualized by lead singer, John Simon and bassist, Gricel Julie Dosal, with the help of Liz, who together formed a visual message of unending commitment, loyalty, devotion and love.

Watch the video here:

Vespers Nine was recently featured in the PBS television debut episode of 'The Gig' - like a local version of VH1's 'Behind the Music' docu-series but without the drama - which began as a four-minute web episode last spring and has evolved into a 30-minute TV program. WPBT is looking to make "The Gig'' a full-fledged series next year. Cameras capture band members laying tracks in a North Miami recording studio, where they explain how Heart, Metallica and Toto became their musical influences. (If you're wondering about the band's name, members explain that it came from a poem by S.T. Coleridge.)

Gricel explains, "During one recording session, a local PBS television show titled 'The Gig' was filmed in studio, highlighting Vespers Nine, which was used to create the pilot for the series designed to showcase up and coming musical talent. The show featured Vespers Nine, with shots of the band laying down tracks to the songs 'Heart Wide Open' and 'Waiting For You', as well as interviews and a subsequent performance before a live studio audience shot at a later date."

Vespers Nine features:

JOHN SIMON (Lead and background vocalist), a seasoned musician fronting the band's lead vocals, offers an amazing full range voice and brings an ability to sing just about anything to the band. His versatility, vocal power and control allows the group to do a wide range of musical styles, while always maintaining a rock feel. John is also an accomplished drummer and percussionist.

JAMES MARTINEZ (Lead and rhythm guitarist, background vocalist), is also a well seasoned player who, with his wealth of live performance experience, adds his unique playing style that includes fierce solos, and everything from heavy crunch rhythm parts, to haunting clean sounds - running the gauntlet of guitar. All in all, James incorporates a dazzling array of guitar techniques and sheer intensity into the songs that he has written or collaborated on. His facility on the fretboard brings about piercing and emotive soloing that is nothing less than captivating. James also adds harmony vocals to Vespers Nine during live performances.

JESSE RIVAS (Lead and rhythm guitarist), also a well-seasoned guitarist, is known for his ability to blend heavy, intense guitars with melodically nuanced song structure. Well versed in music, through his formal musical education, Jesse's playing is both intense and dramatic, with fast tempos and harmonized leads, but he can just as easily streamline to a more commercial and expressive range. This versatility shows in his broad writing and playing style that lends itself well to a band that enjoys covering many stylistic bases.

GRICEL JULIE DOSAL (Bass player, lead vocalist and background vocalist), brings years of live performance, writing and studio recording experience to the band. Gricel's playing brings a groove, tightness and melody to the band with her emphasis on time and feel that helps bond the rhythm foundation. Her style locks easily in with the drums and always effectively bridges that gap between guitars and drums. Gricel's playing locks in a solid groove helping to keep the band's impeccable time and sets the foundation for the other melodic instruments. As a second lead vocalist, Gricel (younger sister to lead vocalist, John Simon) adds her own particular vocal style and range, along with her own distinct resonance when taking on the occasional lead vocals. However, being the younger sibling of the lead vocalist, it's the background harmony vocals which are a highlight of the group. Due primarily to the fact that natural sibling compatibility works extremely well with vocals harmonies, Vespers Nine enjoys a genuine advantage with well-blended vocal harmonies.

GEORGE DOSAL (Drummer and percussionist), brings extensive knowledge from his many years in cover and original bands, along with much studio and live performance experience. His diverse and distinct style is formed from a variety of influences that range from rock, hard rock, progressive rock, jazz, Latin and everything in between. George is highly adaptable to any and all styles of rock, which allows for his ability to layer styles and add flavor to the band's music; he is an integral part of the Vespers Nine sound.

In support of the 'True Story' CD release, Vespers Nine is currently writing new original material to record in-studio, in preparation for future shows. In closing Gricel has this to impart, "Very simply, we wish to remind people that although the world has its myriad of problems and there is no lack of negativity, our music generally strives to bring a message of hope, strength and inspiration. The underlying message always being to never cease the desire to search for the source of your ambitions and always keep the faith in whatever you do."

Vespers Nine CD Release Party!

On Saturday, September 27th, 2014, Vespers Nine will be hosting a CD release party concert for 'True Story', which will feature Jack Russell's Great White, Guest Star, Liverpool's Phil Kenzie (Recording and Touring Artist From The Beatles, Eagles, Rod Stewart, Al Stewart etc. Credited to over 130 top charted albums). Plus, Special Guests Appearances!

Proceeds to benefit The Bicol Clinic Foundation Boca Raton, Florida. With two clinics in the Philippines, the BICOL CLINIC FOUNDATION founded by local physician, Dr. Mitchell Schuster, is dedicated to providing medical care and disaster relief services to villages and rural areas worldwide. In addition to the Philippines, Dr. Schuster and his disaster relief team through their missions have reached and served those in the Philippines, Nepal, Niger, Somalia and Sri Lanka.

Hosting the event is South Florida's Classic Rock & Clear Channels own Andy Preston.

Tickets may be purchased at or at the door, day of event.
Where: Crest Theater, 51 N. Swinton Ave Delray Beach, Florida
When: Saturday, September 27th, 2014 from 8-11pm - After Party (Ocean Breeze Room) 11-12pm

To purchase Vesper Nine's 'True Story' CD:

For more information:

SeaSide Music Management
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Nergard reveals title and coverart for new album

Nergard's new album "A Bit Closer To Heaven" is in the finishing stages right now, after four years of songwriting and recording. This is an album that have been rewritten three times and the mastermind behind the project, Andreas Nergård, have probably ditched 120 minutes of music to end up with the remaining 11 songs which he believe is high quality Melodic Metal. "A Bit Closer To Heaven" is the second and last act of the Memorial for a Wish musical. The first act was released last year and received great reviews from all over the world. Nergård is aiming for mixing/mastering in the beginning of October and hopes for a spring release in 2015.

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This album features guest performances from well known artists:

Elize Ryd (Amaranthe)
Tony Mills (Shy, ex TNT)
Nils K. Rue (Pagan's Mind)
Andi Kravljaca (Aeon Zen, Silent Call)
Thomas Løseth (Tempo)

More guests will be announced throughout this fall

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Alberto Rigoni: Overloaded video teaser and the concept behind the new album

After the release of "Three Wise Monkeys" album which featured amazing contributions from legendary musicians such as KevinMoore (ex-Dream Theater), Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen), Italian bassist and prog rock composer Alberto Rigoni is now going to release his fourth album entitled "Overloaded" (October 1st 2014).

More heavy and progressive than its predecessors, the new album, fully instrumental, is inspired by Alberto's vision of our contemporary society. "I think that everything is going too fast today and one of the reasons is technology: hyper fast communications (mostly through social networks), multitasking activities, tons of information as well as misinformation, products, services... In a couple of words - we are OVERLOADED! The Internet has changed our lives, and even though it is indeed a great tool we have to be careful and use it judiciously. Excessive use may cause several diseases such as stress, depression, and social isolation." explains Alberto.

At the following link you can watch the Overloaded video teaser directed by Gustavo Arteaga:

Spanning genres from progressive metal to rock to ambient and atmospheric, Overloaded also features top class Italian musicians: drummer Denis Novello, keyboard player Federico Solazzo,
guitarists Simone Mularoni (DGM, Empyrios), Marco Sfogli (James LaBrie), and Fabrizio "Bicio" Leo.

The album is dedicated to the great bassist Randy Coven (Steve Vai, Ark) who sadly passed away on May 20th 2014. "R.I.P.  Randy, you will always inspire my music!" - Alberto Rigoni
"Corruption", song in memoriam of Randy:

Alberto Rigoni's Overloaded will be released by Any and All Records on October 1st 2014 and it will be distributed worldwide by PowerProg (Europe), Nightmare Records (USA & Canada), Disk Union (Japan), Mylodon Records (Chile), BTF (Italy), La Mazakuata Records (Mexico), Record Heaven (Sweden).

Artist Website: