segunda-feira, julho 28, 2014

Randone and Ultreia is OUT NOW

Probably many Randone's fans will wonder why, this time, the digital edition
 anticipates the traditional physical CD ... well, it's easy to say. This year I decided to go back to the "Camino de Santiago" with Maria Modica, lead singer of the band. "Our Way" will begin on 31 July from St. Jean Pied de Port and, for the occasion, we will present the new album in acoustic version with  ukulele and voices... this is the reason for launching the digital edition in August, because the month of August is a terrible time for ordinary (phisical) distributions.
Back to us. Below you will find the icons to purchase and download your copy of Ultreia from the best digital stores across the entire Internet. The first option, CD BABY, has a higher cost because it contains high-quality versions (FLAC) of all files; those who buy from CD BABY will also receive a coupon to order, for 5 €, the physical edition produced by Electromantic Music and distributed by Self in Italy and Maracash in the world, shipping from September 20.
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Maximum Rock Festival 2014.

Maximum Rock Festival 2014.
October 24th, 2014: Evergrey, Tristania, Threshold, I'm The Trip + etc
October 25th, 2014: Headliner - TBA, Unleashed, Elvenking, Emergency Gate, Code Red, Open Mind etc
More info here:  
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RENAISSANC​E Announces Performanc​e at The Concert Hall This October

A Symphony of Light Tour 
Friday, October 24, 2014
The Concert Hall at New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street at Central Park West
New York City 
Showtime 8pm. Tickets $53 and $68 (plus applicable fees) available via and by calling 800-745-3000
NEW YORK, NY -Monday, July 28, 2014  -- The British progressive-rock pioneers Renaissance, featuring vocalist Annie Haslam, return to New York City this fall.  Acclaimed for fusing prog-rock with symphonic and classical influences, Renaissance will perform an evening of band classics along with highlights and debuts from their new album. 
This will be Renaissance's fourth return visit to The Concert Hall in NYC, always selling out in advance. The acoustics of this historic century old space provide a pristine environment to showcase the lush textures of Renaissance's songs and Haslam's radiant five-octave range that once made them a staple of 1970s progressive rock radio. 
A Symphony of Light, their first studio recording in over a decade, features songs that bathe the listener in flavors from far off countries, with orchestral arrangements and compelling lyrical content, with guest performances from Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) and John Wetton (Asia).   
In a devastating turn, core Renaissance member Michael Dunford died prematurely in 2012 from a major cerebral hemorrhage after the album was finished.  A Symphony of Light is a testament to the unforgettable melodies, brilliant musicianship and love that Michael infused into his work.  The legacy of Renaissance moves forward in his honor. 
Joining Annie Haslam in concert are keyboardist Rave Tesar and bassist/vocalist David J. Keyes, both of whom were previous members of Renaissance and the Annie Haslam Band. The band is joined by drummer  Frank Pagano, guest keyboardist Tom Brislin and recently added guitarist/vocalist Ryche Chlanda.  Together they revisit the symphonic textures, stunning vocals and poetic lyrics that embody the band's timeless music, and take everyone on a magical journey. 
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LEPROUS announce North American Tour

Norwegian cutting-edge prog metallers LEPROUS have announced a short but sweet string of North American dates.

The seven-date jaunt sees them playing North America's largest prog-friendly festival, Atlanta's ProgPower, after which the band heads west then north into Canada, ending up with dates in New York City and Virginia before heading home.

Leprous appeared only once before in America, when in 2010 they played a ProgPower pre-festival gig in Atlanta. The band members played the festival itself a year later as back-up band for Ihsahn (the solo excursion of Emperor's guitarist/vocalist), a role they have fulfilled for nearly 10 years. This is Leprous's first-ever multi-show trip through North America. They will be supporting their phenomenal Coal album, released in 2013 on InsideOut.

09/12/2014 - ProgPower USA - Atlanta, GA
09/16/2014 - The Token Lounge - Detroit, MI
09/17/2014 - Reggie's - Chicago, IL
09/18/2014 - El Mocambo - Toronto, ON
09/19/2014 - Mavericks - Ottawa, ON
09/20/2014 - Studio @ Webster Hall, New York, NY
09/21/2014 - Empire - Springfield, VA

LEPROUS online:
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PAIN OF SALVATION announce North American Tour Dates kicking off at ProgPower

Daniel Gildenlöw has led his band PAIN OF SALVATION through a variety of fascinating evolutionary cycles since 1984, although the band's first recording took place in 1996. Many amazing albums and memorable world tours later, they return to the States in September 2014.  
Their first stop: two different shows on two different days in Atlanta, both under the umbrella of the ProgPower festival. The second show promises to be particularly special: they will perform 2002's Remedy Lane album in its entirety on Saturday, September 13. 
From there the band plays 12 additional shows, taking them throughout the US and into Canada and even a stop in Mexico for the final date. Pain of Salvation is a cornerstone of the InsideOut label, releasing their first album, Entropia, for the label in 1997. Their latest album, Road Salt Two, was released in 2011. 
Check out Daniel Gildenlöw of Pain of Salvation announcing their special PPUSA 2014 set:
09/10/2014 - The Loft (Midweek Mayhem - ProgPower USA) - Atlanta, GA 
09/13/2014 - Center Stage (ProgPower USA - Remedy Lane show) - Atlanta, GA** 
09/14/2014 - Empire - Springfield, VA 
09/16/2014 - Roxy and Dukes - Dunellen, NJ 
09/17/2014 - Middle East - Cambridge, MA 
09/18/2014 - The Marlin Room @ Webster Hall - New York, NY 
09/19/2014 - Theatre Plaza - Montreal, QC 
09/20/2014 - Coda - Toronto, ON 
09/21/2014 - Reggie's - Chicago, IL 
09/24/2014 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA 
09/26/2014 - Cheyenne Saloon - Las Vegas, NV 
09/27/2014 - Ramona Mainstage - Ramona, CA 
09/28/2014 - The Center Theatre - Whittier, CA 
09/30/2014 - Jose Cuervo Salon - Mexico City, MX**
** PoS only
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MONUMENTS announce more North American Tour Dates

MONUMENTS announce new North American Tour
in support of AMANUENSIS Out Now!
MONUMENTS have announced another string of North American dates.  This run will be with POLYPHIA, VILLAINS and LIONFIGHT.  See dates below.
Check out "The Alchemist" taken from the album THE AMANUENSIS  
in stores now via Century Media:    
Available now online:
07/25 @ Reggie's - Chicago, IL
07/26 @ The Garage - Burnsville, MN
07/27 @ West End Cultural Centre - Winnipeg, MB
07/28 @ The Exchange - Regina, SK
07/29 @ The Den, Calgary, AB
07/30 @ Kelowna, BC - Rutland Centennial Hall
07/31 @ The Rio Theatre, Vancouver, BC
08/01 @ Chop Suey - Seattle, WA
08/02 @ Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
08/03 @ Oakland Metro - Oakland, CA
08/04 @ The Lyric - Los Angeles, CA
08/05 @ Southern Nevada Sports Centre - Las Vegas, NV 
08/06 @ The Underground - Mesa, AZ
08/07 @ Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
08/08 @ Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
08/09 @ Jackpot - Lawrence, KS
08/10 @ Fubar - St. Louis, MO
08/11 @ Park Street Saloon - Columbus, OH
08/12 @ The Concourse - Knoxville, TN
08/13 @ Blind Tiger - Greensboro, NC
08/14 @ 1904 Music Hall - Jacksonville, FL
08/15 @ Propaganda - Lake Worth, FL
08/16 @ Backbooth - Orlando, FL
08/17 @ Vinyl At Center Stage - Atlanta, GA
08/19 @ Tomcats - Fort Worth, TX
08/20 @ Red 7 - Austin, TX
08/21 @ Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX 
9/12 Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar 
9/13 Allentown, PA @ Planet Trog 
9/14 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
9/15 Marietta, GA @ Swayze's 
9/17 La Crosse, WI @ The Warehouse 
9/18 Springfield, MO @ The Outland Ballroom 
9/19 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews 
9/20 Burnsville, MN @ The Garage 
9/21 Milwaukee, WI @ The Metal Grill 
9/22 Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub 
9/23 Hamtramck, MI @ Paychecks Lounge 
9/24 Springfield, VA @ Empire 
9/25 Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe's 
9/26 Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theatre
9/28 Brooklyn, NY @ Coco 66
*For any press ops, please let me know!!
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sexta-feira, julho 25, 2014

HESSLER to embark on 2nd leg of Ghost Dance US / Canada tour

Chicago, Illinois female fronted heavy metal quintet HESSLER featuring their new singer "Jessikill" is embarking on the 2nd leg of their Ghost Dance Summer Tour, which will see the band returning to play in the East Coast of the United States and in Canada for the very first time.

HESSLER Can Am poster 2014
The band is touring in support of their recently released EP "Ghost Dance".

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The band SOUL CAGES comes from Hemer (Germany) and was formed in December 1990. All members played in several metal-bands (mostly Speed-/Thrash-Metal-bands) before. Cause of all different experiences in music of all members during the years and different influences and favorites of every person in the band, they joined each other and tried to create a more flexible, melodic and interesting style in music. So the music is influenced by lots of different kinds of music-styles and sounds. The aim of the band is to create a kind of sound in music, which you could describe as timeless - away from the trend during the time. The most important thing for the band is, that their songs get interesting sounds of harmonies in combination with the sound of lead-and backing-vocals. The creation of the untypical sound of music should knowingly show the listener different feelings. The realization is reflected in combination of the lyrics with the music.
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Music Legends Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty Announce Formation of New Music Ensemble -

The Anderson Ponty Band!

Los Angeles, CA - Music legends Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty announce the formation of a new ensemble - The Anderson Ponty Band! YES's original singer/songwriter for 35 years, Jon Anderson has had a successful solo career, which includes working with such notable music artists as Vangelis, Kitaro, and Milton Nascimento. International jazz superstar Jean-Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of violin in the arena of jazz and rock. He is widely regarded as an innovator who has applied his unique visionary spin that has expanded the vocabulary of modern music. Together these two music icons form a musical synergy that is unparalleled!
"A breakthrough feeling came as I sang with Jean-Luc's music, to be in a band again is very exciting on many levels, we will play and sing our way around the world and have fun, for music is pleasure, music is all that is, music is God" - Jon Anderson
The Anderson Ponty Band also includes Jamie Dunlap on guitars - well known as a film and television composer, most notably 'South Park'; Wally Minko on keyboards - virtuoso player and composer who has performed and recorded with many worldwide stars including Pink, Toni Braxton, Jean-Luc Ponty, Tom Jones and Barry Manilow; Baron Browne on bass who has played with Steve Smith, Billy Cobham and Jean-Luc Ponty; and Rayford Griffin on drums and percussion, who has played with Stanley Clarke Band, George Duke, Jean-Luc Ponty and Michael Jackson. The band will visit the music created by Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty over the years with new arrangements, virtuosic performances and new energy, while creating new compositions as well.
The Anderson Ponty Band have been writing and arranging old favorites during the past three months. They will be in residence for three weeks in September at Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado rehearsing, recording and playing a public performance on Saturday September 20th. An album will be finished in Los Angeles and is scheduled for release in early 2015. Also, a videography documenting the making of the album will be released as well as videos and performances. A world tour beginning in March 2015 is in the planning stages.
The Anderson Ponty Band announce the launch of a Kickstarter campaign today July 25th beginning at 2PM Eastern. The campaign will encourage fans and friends to become a stakeholder in the project. Numerous tiers of donations will be rewarded by album downloads, premium CD/DVD packages, VIP ticket access, merchandising, special one of a kind collectibles, special meet and greets with the band and much more.
Kickstarter campaign:
Anderson Ponty Band Facebook:
Jon Anderson official website:
Jean-Luc Ponty official website:
Manager: Jim Lewis,
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quinta-feira, julho 24, 2014

Noturnall's debut album to be released on vinyl

The new Brazilian supergroup features ex-members of Angra and Shaman  
Only seven months has passed since the band begun, but Noturnall already released an album that hit several sales records, played a 'sold-out' show at Carioca Club in Sao Paulo, shot its first DVD, launched three video clips, the most recent for a new recording of "Woman In Chains" of Tears For Fears, and was featured on all the major specialized media from Brazil.
In fact, we could not wait another repercussion than this considering that Noturnall is a supergroup formed by some of the most experienced and respected musicians of the Brazilian heavy metal scene, as the Shaman members Thiago Bianchi (vocal), Fernando Quesada (bass), Leo Mancini (guitar), Junior Carelli (keyboards) and the worldwide famous drummer Aquiles Priester (ex-Angra).
Recorded at Fusao VM&T Studios in Sao Paulo and at The Shanty Shack Studios in New Jersey (USA), Noturnall's debut album has as one of the producers the Symphony X and Adrenaline Mob vocalist, Russell Allen. The big news is that the album will now be released on vinyl in September by Mafer Records from Brazil. The pressing will be limited on 300 copies with gatefold sleeve and a deluxe booklet. As bonus track, the band's recording for "Woman In Chains" of Tears For Fears. 
For Further Information:
Press& Promotion:
Eliton Tomasi - SOM DO DARMA
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Brazilian Prog Rock Band Violeta de Outono play Pink Floyd

Guitarist Simone Mularoni (DGM) announced as special guest on Alberto Rigoni’s upcoming prog album "Overloade​d"

Guitarist Simone Mularoni (DGM, Empyros) announced as special guest on Alberto Rigoni's upcoming prog album Overloaded
Italian prog bassist and composer Alberto Rigoni is proud to announce that, together with guitarists Marco Sfogli (James LaBrie) and Fabrizio "Bicio" Leo, Simone Mularoni is one of the special guests of the upcoming album "Overloaded" out on October 1st (Any and All Records).
Simone is a top class Italian guitar player, also known as member of the progressive Italian bands DGM and Empyrios. Simone also mixed the drums of Alberto's new album. At the following link you can see Simone recording some stunning guitars:
"Overloaded" line-up is completed with drummer Denis Novello and keyboards wizard Federico Solazzo who also mixed and made the mastering of the album.
More heavy and progressive than its predecessors, fully instrumental, Alberto's new prog album 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).
The artwork of "Overloaded" has been designed by Chris van der Linden
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Midnight Masses Debut Album Departures out Now & Band Launches Short Film Now Here Is Nowhere

Midnight Masses, the band of Autry Fulbright (accompanied by Jason Reece) from ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, released their debut album Departures this week and to celebrate that, they've also released a short film entitled Now Here is Nowhere that was written by Fulbright and directed and produced by Natasha Kermani. The film stars Jaleel Bunton (TV On the Radio) who also contributed to the debut album and Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Rival Schools, Gorilla Biscuits). All the music in the film is by Autry Fulbright, performed by Midnight Masses, including several tracks from the debut EP and album as well as exclusive material. This is the first installment of a series of films Fulbright plans to release and you can watch it below:   
When asked about the film, Fulbright said...
"Now Here Is Nowhere is a visual counterpart to music I've been making as Midnight Masses for the past few years. It's a loose narrative about mythical religious figures (angels and demos as modern day poets) using mind-expanding substances as they stand on the brink of an existential apocalypse, and the continuous nomadic journey of artistic thought." 
The band also recently released the video for the track "Broken Mirror" where Autry is joined on vocals by Dirty Projector's Haley Dekle and was premiered by Stereogum. Watch HERE: STEREOGUM Premiere "Broken Mirror" 
If you missed it the first time around, the AV Club premiered "Am I A Nomad?" and you can listen to it HERE: AV Club Premiere "Am I A Nomad?" 
Midnight Masses was started in the spring of 2008 by Autry Fulbright and Jason Reece shortly after the death of Autry's father. The sudden loss compelled him to seek solace through music and travel with his friends. One of his friends was Gerard Smith of TV On the Radio who had recently begun documenting various Brooklyn musicians in his home studio. Midnight Masses quickly grew from a bedroom project to a multi-media collective with a revolving cast of musicians, filmmakers, and visual artists with Jason Reece contributing when not occupied with ...And You Will Know Us by The Trail of Dead.
Midnight Masses is:  
Autry Fulbright II
Hugo Vargas-Zesati
Jason Reece
Jordan Marecek
Midnight Masses online:
Departure is also now available to order from the links below:
Superball Music online:
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ENCHANT announces release of new studio album The Great Divide; launch online teaser!

ENCHANT, the Bay Area's long-running prog rock institution, founded in 1989, have completed work on their much-anticipated comeback release after ten years of silence.
Entitled The Great Divide, ENCHANT's 8th studio album will be released on September 30, 2014 in North America via the band's longtime label partner InsideOut Music.
ENCHANT's main songwriter and guitarist Douglas A. Ott had the following to say about the upcoming release: 
"Well, it's finally here folks! There was a time when I was unsure of ENCHANT's future but fear not. We've made another album after 10 years and are very excited and proud of this endeavor! Our new album is called The Great Divide and we can't wait for you to hear it! Nine brand-new ENCHANT tracks, including one instrumental. Classic ENCHANT but with a bunch of new twists and turns. Long time in the making but it is surely worth the wait. Coming out late September, so be sure to check it out!" 
The first online teaser for the The Great Divide can be viewed here:  
ENCHANT Discography: 
A Blueprint of the World - 1993 
Wounded - 1996 
Time Lost - 1997 
Break - 1998 
Juggling 9 or Dropping 10 - 2000 
Blink of an Eye - 2002 
Tug of War - 2003 
Live at Last - 2CD/2DVD 2004
The Great Divide - 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:
Visit the new InsideOut Shop for North America! 
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Guitar Hero Tommy Bolin's First Band Zephyr To See 1969 Debut Album Reissued On Both CD & Vinyl

Los Angeles, CA - Tommy Bolin fans, you are in for a treat! The 1969 recorded debut of the guitar great performing with his first major act, Zephyr, the blues and jazz influenced rock and roll steamroller fronted by powerhouse female vocalist, Candy Givens, will be reissued courtesy of Purple Pyramid Records starting August 5. With newly remixed and remastered audio created under the supervision of founding member David Givens, this gem of an album has truly been restored to the band's original vision. As Givens says, "For the first time you can hear what we heard before everything went wrong. I'm happy with the results!"
Happier still will be Bolin fans everywhere as a treasure trove of unreleased live material and studio improvisations were also uncovered in the process of remixing the album. These include performances of the band at small clubs in their home state of Colorado as well as Reed's Ranch where the band opened for The Grateful Dead. In addition, the studio rehearsals showcase Bolin's adventurous playing on two free form jams as he lays down blistering solos and eerie atmospheres courtesy of his Echoplex effect.
A limited edition 2,000 unit pressing of the reissue in a 3CD deluxe box set was released in May and has already been sold out, but a single disc version is set to arrive August 5 and a special 180 gram colored vinyl pressing will follow later this year.
Get a glimpse into the early salad days of this inimitable virtuoso whose rise to fame occurred nearly as fast as his untimely exit. His music lives on!

1. Sail On
2. Sun's A Risin'
3. Raindrops
4. Boom-Ba-Boom
5. Somebody Listen
6. Cross The River
7. St. James Infirmary
8. Huna Buna
9. Hard Chargin' Woman
10. Guitar Solo / Cross The River (Reed's Ranch, Colorado Springs, CO - July 3, 1969)
11. Jam (San Bernardino, CA 1971)
12. Uptown (To Harlem) [Boulder, CO 1971]
13. Sail On (Tulagi's - Boulder, CO June 19, 1973)
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To order the digital version on iTunes:
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terça-feira, julho 22, 2014

Cleopatra Records Partners With Carmine Appice's Rocker Records to Release Rare Live and Studio Recordings By Cactus, Bogert & Appice and Travers & Appice!

Los Angeles, CA - Much to the excitement of music fans around the world, Cleopatra Records has joined forces with drum icon Carmine Appice's Rocker Records and will be releasing rare live and studio recordings by US rock legends Cactus, Tim Bogert & Carmine Appice and Pat Travers & Carmine Appice!

"I'm so excited that my label Rocker Records has partnered with Cleopatra Records to put out this collection of RARE and UNIQUE kick ass rock !!!" - Carmine Appice
Available Now!
The band referred to as America's Led Zeppelin, Cactus, offer this stunning concert performance recorded in late 2012 at the Garden Shimokitazawa club in Tokyo! Features founding member and Vanilla Fudge/Ozzy Osbourne alum Carmine Appice plus Detroit blues legend Jim McCarty (formerly of Mitch Ryder's backing band The Detroit Wheels), vocalist Jimmy Kunes (formerly of Savoy Brown), bassist Pete Bremy and harp player Randy Pratt!
1. Swim
2. One Way...Or Another
3. Bro. Bill
4. You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover
5. Alaska
6. Electric Blue
7. Muscle And Soul
8. Evil
9. Parchman Farm
10. Rock N' Roll Children
Available August 5!
Drum legend Carmine Appice reunites with his fellow rock n' roll superstars Tim Bogert & Jim McCarty for a very special Cactus reunion show at B.B. King's in New York - June 2006! Includes powerful performances of Cactus's live favorites "Parchman Farm," "Long Tall Sally," "Evil," "Bro. Bill" and more! Like a fine double-barreled bourbon, this group has only grown stronger and better over the years!
1. Long Tall Sally
2. Let Me Swim
3. One Way...Or Another
4. Cactus Music
5. Bro. Bill
6. Muscle And Soul
7. Oleo (Bass Solo)
1. Part Of The Game
2. Evil
3. Cactus Boogie
4. Parchman Farm
5. Rock N' Roll Children
Available September 2!
A blockbuster multi-media 2CD+DVD live set recorded in 2012 from the mighty Cactus! Features one single, mind blowing concert performance captured on both audio CD and crystal clear digital video, and includes some of the band's finest versions of "Bro. Bill," "Parchman Farm," "Evil" and more! This show was recorded the night after Evening In Tokyo at the very same venue.
1. Long Tall Sally
2. Let Me Swim
3. One Way...Or Another
4. Bro. Bill
5. You Can't Judge a Book By The Cover
6. Alaska
7. Muscle And Soul
8. Electric Blue
1. The Groover
2. Evil / Drum Solo
3. Big Mama Boogie
4. Parchman Farm
5. Randy's Song
6. Rock N' Roll Children
7. Part Of The Game
1. Long Tall Sally
2. Let Me Swim
3. One Way...Or Another
4. Bro. Bill
5. You Can't Judge a Book By The Cover
6. Alaska
7. Muscle And Soul
8. Electric Blue
9. The Groover
10. Evil / Drum Solo
11. Big Mama Boogie
12. Parchman Farm
13. Randy's Song
14. Rock N' Roll Children
15. Part Of The Game
Available August 19!
Longtime partners in crime and one of the tightest rhythm sections in all of rock music, bassist Tim Bogert& drummer Carmine Appice, team up with musical friends and family for this special studio album! Features Vanilla Fudge alumni Bill Pascali, Teddy Rodinelli, and Vince Martell PLUS special guests T.M. Stevens (James Brown / The Pretenders) & Brian Auger (Rod Stewart)!
1. Bye Bye Love
2. Falling
3. Black Box
4. Eternity
5. The Star-Spangled Banner
6. Falling (with Brian Auger)
Available September 16!
Together again on this very special live album recorded in 2004, guitarist Pat Travers and drummer Carmine Appice, along with special guest bassist Tony Franklin (The Firm), bring the house down with some of the realest, rawest classic rock you've ever heard! Includes Travers' biggest hits "Snortin' Whiskey" and "Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)" as well as a supercharged version of the mega hit Appice co-authored "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" and lots more!
1. Taken
2. Better From A Distance
3. I Don't Care
4. Crash And Burn
5. Livin' Alone
6. Tony Solo
7. Gotta Have Ya
8. Keep On Rockin'
9. Snortin' Whiskey
10. Can't Escape The Fire
11. Evil
12. Do Ya Think I'm Sexy
13. Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)
14. Stand Up
To purchase:
Cactus - An Evening In Tokyo
Cactus - Live In The U.S.A.
Bogert & Appice - Friends
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Vangough joining Pain of Salvation tour

We are very excited to announce that we'll be joining Pain of Salvation this fall on their NA tour! That means, probably for the first time, you'll be able to see and hear Vangough live in your hometown (or, maybe really close to)!
 Regular and VIP tickets are available. Following are the tour dates:
9.10 The Loft - Atlanta, GA
9.13 Center Stage - Atlanta, GA
9.14 Empire - Springfield, VA
9.16 Roxy and Dukes - Dunellen, NJ
9.17 The Middle East - Cambridge, MA
9.18 The Marlin Room - New York, NY
9.19 Theatre Plaza - Montreal QC
9.20 Coda - Toronoto, ON
9.21 Reggie's - Chicago, IL
9.24 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
9.26 Cheyenne Saloon - Las Vegas, NV
9.27 Ramona Mainstage - Ramona, CA
9.28 The Center Theatre - Whittier, CA
As we're finidng out though, touring is really expensive. Especially with a band like Pain of Salvation. So we've set up a really great Kickstarter to help us stay on the road and keep us going through the tour!
This crowd-funding campaign has exclusive items that you won't be able to get anywhere else, such as a live CD of our show in Atlanta (only for backers!), an exclusive tour t-shirt, signed items like coffee cups, framed lyrics, and much more. You can check it out
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Big Big Train has been nominated in the Anthem category of the 2014
Progressive Music Awards which will be held in September at the Globe
Theatre. Listeners can vote for their choice of Anthem and for their
favourites in the other categories online at:


The band are spending a week at Real World studios in August 2014
where they will be rehearsing for live shows and filming performances
of a number of songs for release on DVD and Blu-Ray. The band will be
joined by Rikard Sjöblom of Beardfish who will be assisting with
guitar and keyboards. Live shows will follow in 2015 and an
announcement about the dates will be made in the autumn.

Some short films of the bands preparations and rehearsals for the Real
World sessions are now online at:


Big Big Train has been working on a number of new songs and it is
expected that a new album will be released in 2015. Work also
continues on the Station Masters retrospective collection.


English Electric Part One and Part Two are both available as double
LP's on 180gm vinyl.

Big Big Train tee-shirts are available from our merchandising
retailer, The Merch Desk:

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Imagery starts recording new album

The album will be successor of the highly acclaimed debut "The Inner Journey" distributed in Europe, USA and Asia by Cleopatra Records 
The most dangerous power trio of the Brazilian progressive rock is back in the studios. Joceir Bertoni (vocal/guitar), Ricardo Fanucchi (bass) and Bruno Pamplona (vocal/drums) are already locked in Play Rec Pause Studios in Londrina/Brazil to record the new Imagery album.
Still untitled, the new effort will be the second of the band's career, successor of the highly acclaimed debut "The Inner Journey", that was nominated for Dynamite Prize as one of the "Best Brazilian Heavy Metal Albums" of 2012.  
According to Joceir Bertoni, the moment for the recording of the second album could not be better.

"The release party of 'The Inner Journey' happened with a support show for Focus in 2012. We finished the tour for this album with two more wonderful shows with Focus in Curitiba and Florianopolis. This, added to the great feedback in terms of sales and also critical, in Brazil and abroad, have given us the motivation to start recording the new album with the best possible energy."
Joceir is really right on highlighting the feedback that "The Inner Journey" got on the media. After all, in numerous reviews the record received maximum rates, including Rock On Stage that also published that Imagery "owes nothing to bands such as Dream Theater." On international press the reception was not different. The U.S. site Critical Jazz stated that Imagery "is one of the few bands working in the field of progressive rock with the ability to keep the music fresh and revigorating." 
Like in the debut, the production of the new album will be signed by the experienced Brazilian producer Julio Anizelli (Cluster Sisters, Mamaquilla, Terra Celta).

One of the tracks from the new album, titled "Blinded Nation", will be released as virtual single in a few months. 
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Italian progressive rock legends Goblin perform a string of rare and unique events in London

In association with this year's Film4 FrightFest, Italian progressive rock legends Goblin are to perform a string of rare and unique events in London that will showcase their thrilling original movie soundtracks for the well-known cult-classic horror movies Dawn Of The Dead and Suspiria. The shows will take place at the architectural treasure and award winning venue Union Chapel in North London on the August 18 and 19.
Headed by Brazilian-born Italian composer Claudio Simonetti, the four-piece group will perform alongside the films in real-time as both movies playback from start to finish, offering a completely new and exciting perception of these classic soundtracks and films, never experienced before.
This will be the first time ever that the show has been performed in the UK, following critical acclaim and sell-out shows in Australia, USA, New Zealand, Canada and Italy. Dawn of the Dead (Zombi in Italy - 1978) by George A Romero and Suspiria (1977) by Dario Argento are among the most famous soundtracks composed and produced by Goblin.
Night 1: DAWN OF THE DEAD (With a live re-scoring by GOBLIN) - THE UK PREMIERE
Union Chapel, London 18+
7:00pm doors Monday August 18 2014
Night 2: SUSPIRIA (with a live score by GOBLIN)
Union Chapel, London 18+
7:00pm doors Tuesday August 19 2014

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