quarta-feira, novembro 19, 2014

I SEE YOU: new album from classic prog band Gong

GONG releases new album, I SEE YOU
 (Franco-British progressive rock group still creating new music.)


 Gong's new album I SEE YOU is now out on Madfish (a division of Snapper Music) in North America.

Please note that Gong co-founder Daevid Allen currently is in treatment for cancer. We will set up interviews with other band members: Orlando Allen on drums, bassist Dave Sturt, guitarist Fabio Golfetti, and horn player Ian East winds. Another guitarist Kavus Torabi (formely of The Cardiacs and also with Gong guitarist Steve Hillage) is new to the band; he is also available.

The current incarnation of Gong comprises vocalist / lyricist Daevid Allen, who, even at the age of 75, still radiates an incandescent creativity, the original anarchic vibe that was born out of counter-culture revolution in the Paris commune in 1968. Allen's own, highly idiosyncratic worldview helped kick-start the classic Brit psychedelic explorers, Soft Machine when the '60s were still swinging. His co-conspirators on I SEE YOU are Orlando Allen on drums, new guitarist Kavus Torabi (The Cardiacs), guitarist Brazilian Fabio Golfetti, horn player Ian East winds, and bassist Dave Sturt (the sonic manipulator).

I SEE YOU is timeless and timely, a welcome antidote to an increasingly homogenized musical mainstream. The playful song "I See You" is fusion and kicks off the album. "Syllabub" could be a hit, and namedrops culture in a fun-loving way. Tracks such as "This Revolution," a spoken piece which namechecks Gil Scott-Heron and picks up the vibe of his "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," articulates the kind of concerns and theories that've always inspired Daevid Allen and informed the Gong worldview, contrasts with the ferocious inter-stellar Funk of "You See Me," which is sure to be a live favorite. "Thank You" is a heavy slab of psychedelicised blues, whilst the closing song "Shakti Yoni Dingo Virgin," a moody, melodic instrumental piece with heavy pant-singing--serves to illustrate the immense musical firepower and musical diversity that lurks within the current line-up of Gong.

Gong hopes to take I SEE YOU out on tour in the coming months when Daevid's health will allow. Do listen, because I SEE YOU offers up yet more proof that Daevid Allen's creative wellspring shows no sign of running dry, and that the latest Gong line-up has the kind of musical acumen that matches any of their classic line-ups of yore.

Gong is a Franco-British rock band formed by Australian musician Daevid Allen. Other notable band members include Kevin Ayers. Tim Blake, Didier Malherbe, Pip Pyle, Gilli Smyth, Steve Hillage, Francis Moze, Mike Howlett, Pierre Moerlen, Allan Holdsworth, Bon Lozaga, Hansford Rowe. Mick Taylor & Darryl Way have played on Gong albums, and Van Der Graaf Generator drummer Guy Evans played with Gilli Smythe's Mother Gong Others who have, albeit briefly, played in Gong include Bill Bruford, Brian Davison, Don Cherry, and Chris Cutler.


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segunda-feira, novembro 17, 2014

Osada Vida – „Sky Full Of Dreams” video clip now on YouTube // download link for radio!

Osada Vida, one of the most interesting Polish bands on the rock/metal scene, return this Autumn with their fifth studio album. "The After-Effect" has been officially released in Europe today. Fans from North America have to wait until December, 2nd (via MVD).
 
Today the band reveal the second track from the new album. The official video for "Sky Full Of Dreams" can be seen in this location: http://youtu.be/J84UHwUKwcw
 
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 July 2012, 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 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. Their brand new, fifth studio album entitled "The After-Effect" brings surprises. One of them is a guest appearance of a string quartet. Osada Vida comment: "…there's no need to worry that the album will turn out excessively poetic or romantic, as the string parts serve rather to infuse the songs with heaviness and incredible energy. So far, it sounds terrific!"
 
Osada Via – The After-Effect
Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. No.: MMP CD 0742 DG
Barcode: 5907785038608
Format: CD DG
Genre: Rock
Release date: 17.11.2014 Europe / 02.12.2014 USA
 
Tracklist:
 
1. King Of Isolation
2. Sky Full Of Dreams
3. Still Want To Prevaricate?
4. Lies
5. Dance With Confidence
6. I'm Not Affraid
7. Losing Breath
8. Restive Lull
9. Haters
10. No One Left To Blame
 
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:
 
Metal Mind Productions
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Umphrey's McGee - Reskinned: The Similar Skin Remix Album

The Similar Skin Remix Album 

The latest curveball from your friends at Umphrey's McGee has arrived. Nothing Too Fancy Music is pleased to present Reskinned, the Similar Skin remix album.

If you thought it was difficult to pin down the sonic stylings of UM, wait 'til you kick the tires on this release. With everything from nu-disco to metal to classic 80s, you're in for a ride. Reskinned features tracks from our three Indaba remix contest winners (The Soulmate Project, Kondrath, and Peter Müller) as well as three tracks from the greater UM family. Andy Farag and his brother Ryan, also known as Sumpump Productions, cover wide swaths of ground as they reCut the Cable. Wyllys delivers a nu disco co-venture with Arclite, intended to put the listener on a drive with the top down through South Florida. Cosby Sweater gives a nod to the Windy City by fusing the Chicago rock sound with classic electronic and house stylings for which Chicago is so well known. Grab those headphones and find 11.

Album is available everywhere digitally Tuesday, November 18th. Reskinned is live on umlive.net NOW, because we love you.
Aimed To Please, Pre-Order Similar Skin Now
Tracklist:
1. Cut the Cable (Sumpump Productions Remix)
2. The Linear (The Soulmate Project Remix)
3. No Diablo (Kondrath 80s Remix)
4. The Linear (Wyllys and Arclite Drive in Miami Remix)
5. Cut the Cable (Peter Müller Remix)
6. The Linear (Cosby Sweater Remix)
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THE SAFETY FIRE launch acoustic reworking of 'Wise Hands'


Following a busy summer of festivals, The Safety Fire have been hard at work writing for their third studio album. However the band have also been experimenting with some different arrangements of songs from last years 'Mouth Of Swords', and now they are pleased to reveal a beautiful, acoustic reworking of the track 'Wise Hands'. You can view the equally stunning video for the track here: 


The band had this to say: "Growing up with bands like Soundgarden, Alice In Chains and Pearl Jam during the era of MTV-unplugged, we have always had a fondness for acoustic interpretations and versions of songs. This was something we just did for fun but were really happy with how it turned out. With the music being stripped back we felt the video was a fitting portrayal."


'Wise Hands' will be available on all digital platforms including iTunes & Spotify from the 16th December 2014. 

The band also recently announced they would be replacing The Faceless as main support on the imminent European dates with Protest The Hero. Find the full list of dates below: 

14th Nov - Conne Island - Leipzig, Germany
15th Nov - Pod Lampou - Plzen, Czech Republic
16th Nov - Bi Nuu - Berlin, Germany
18th Nov - John Dee - Oslo, Norway
19th Nov - Sticky Fingers - Gothenburg, Sweden
20th Nov - Voxhall - Århus C, Denmark
21st Nov - Poppodium Atak - Enschede, Netherlands
22nd Nov - Essigfabrik - Cologne, Germany
24th Nov - Trix - Antwerpen, Belgium
25th Nov - Mo' Club - Southampton, UK
26th Nov - Manchester Academy 2 - Manchester, UK
28th Nov - Voodoo Lounge - Dublin, Ireland
29th Nov - The Limelight 2 - Belfast, UK
30th Nov - Slade Rooms - Wolverhampton, UK
1st Dec - Studio 24 - Edinburgh, UK
2nd Dec - Koko - London, UK
4th Dec - Le Trabendo - Paris, France
5th Dec - Substage - Karlsruhe, Germany
6th Dec - Live Forum - Milano, Italy
7th Dec - Traffic Club - Roma, Italy
8th Dec - Backstage Halle - Munich, Germany
9th Dec - Arena Wien - Bezirk Landstrasse, Austria
10th Dec - L'Usine - Geneva, Switzerland
12th Dec - Gaswerk Kulturzentrum - Winterthur, Switzerland
13th Dec - Warmaudio - Decines, France 

Last year The Safety Fire released their fantastic second album 'Mouth of Swords' to critical acclaim, and you can find some of the reactions below:

'it's almost impossible not to be swept away in their swirling, writhing beauty' 
- 4K's - Kerrang!

'stunning musicianship with an urgency and energy that's hard to catch on album' 
- 8/10 - Big Cheese

'From finger-breaking arpeggios, thundering low-end riffs and lightning fast tapping to delicate chordal parts and esoteric harmonies; it's all on display.' 
- 4/5 - TotalGuitar

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Beardfish announce release of new album '+4626-COMFORTZONE'


Swedish progressive rockers Beardfish have been hard at work on the follow-up to 2013's 'The Void', and now they are pleased to reveal that their brand new eighth studio album, '+4626-COMFORTZONE' will be released in North America on the 27th of January 2015. 

The band had this to say about the new album: "The comfort zone is the invisible protective suit of negative thinking, almost like an entity of itself. It's been with you since birth: your parents and your teachers and your friends and your neighbours all teaching you the way the world works - this is how it is and will be and there's nothing you can do about it. The negative vibe is like a voice living inside of you, a companion through life. With time you start to like that voice and the place it takes you to: your comfort zone. I'm so sick and tired of it and I want to address it and maybe in that way start to work my way out of it".

The full track-listing for the album is as follows:

1.  The One Inside Part 1 - Noise In The Background
2.  Hold On
3.  Comfort Zone
4.  Can You See Me Now
5.  King
6.  The One Inside Part 2 - My Companion Throughout Life
7.  Daughter Whore
8.  Ode To The Rock 'N' Roller
9.  If We Must Be Apart (A Love Story Continued)
10.  The One Inside Part 3 - Relief 

Look out for more information in the coming weeks!
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Jack Bruce at Rockpalast with Ginger Baker, Bernie Worrell, Gary Moore, + more

Jack Bruce "Rockpalast: The 50th Birthday Concerts"

with Ginger Baker, Bernie Worrell, Gary Moore, Clem Clempson, Mary Reilley, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Simon Phillips, Gary Husband and more 

Available on Special Edition DVD/CD, CD/DVD Digipack, DVD,

and Digital Formats on December 2nd 

Watch "Sunshine of Your Love" at RollingStone.com

It was a late 50th birthday present. Born on May 14th 1943, John Symon Asher (aka Jack Bruce) greeted his notable friends on stage on November 2nd and 3rd 1993 at the E-Werk in Cologne. The Scottish bassist from Bishopbriggs had invited long time companions such as drummer Ginger Baker, saxophonist Dick Heckstall-Smith and guitarist Clem Clempson. The enthusiastic audience had the opportunity to congratulate him with an extraordinary celebration. 

In a unique session, Bruce and guests drummer Simon Phillips and pianist Bernie Worrell celebrated jazz, rock, and blues highlights from the holy Cream days as well as songs which Jack had released on his solo records. From Willie Dixon's classic "Spoonful" to the magical ballad "Ships in the Night" with singer Maggie Reilly, the interpretations are distinguished by a rare talent for improvisation and intensity. No one had ever experienced "Sunshine of Your Love" in such an opulent arrangement before: brass instruments, percussions and keyboards. In contrast to this was the intimate "Running Thru Our Hands" with pianist Gary Husband. 

In this spectrum the extraordinary talent of the multi-instrumentalist, composer, and singer Jack Bruce, who brought his bass to the front row as a solo instrument, can be seen. This ability had made him stand out when he played in other bands with Alexis Korner, John Mayall, and Manfred Mann at the beginning of the 60s, before forming Cream in 1966. He advanced to become the most important writer in this trio with songs like "I feel Free," "Politician," and "White Room," which originated from the collaboration with lyricist Pete Brown. This is the first time "White Room" has been released in this version. 

The late guitarist Gary Moore also performed on one night, stepping in for Eric Clapton he was truly more than a substitute. The performance at the "Rocklife" concert with Ginger Baker resulted in the 1994 studio album "Around The Next Dream". Other highlights from the birthday bash include the epic "Bird Alone" and "Theme For An Imaginary Western" from Jack Bruce's first 1969 solo album "Songs for a Tailor." This Cologne performance shows an impressive width of a remarkable career. The fantastic lineup underlines the meaning and the value of the two November 1993 evenings Jack Bruce presented. 

This box set includes songs which until now have been lying dormant in the WDR archive, adding alternative versions of some songs performed at the concerts. The exuberant "Blues You Can't Lose" as well as the acoustic "Rope Ladder to the Moon" are also to be seen here for the first time. This recording is a legacy of an extraordinary musician, who effortlessly transformed the world by not conforming to one genre and switching between jazz, rock, blues and classical music. He worked with elements of all genres in his music, performed with pianist Carla Bley, conductor Eberhard Schoener and with rock guitarist Leslie West. 

"The bass made my life easier; I love it," said Bruce in a Rocklife interview. But now his instrument has fallen silent and another Cream reunion like that in 2005 is no longer possible. The composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer passed away on October 25, 2014 of cancer. His "Life on Earth" ended too soon, but for his fans the charismatic soloist will forever remain a phenomenon in the popular music scene.

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Pain of Salvation - Debut first track for "Falling Home" acoustic release

Pain of Salvation - Debut first track for

 "Falling Home" acoustic release European

pre-order start!


Swedish progressive rock innovators Pain of Salvation have recently announced their much anticipated acoustic album, "Falling Home", to be released in Europe on November 10th, 2014 and on January 13th, 2015 in North America via the band's longtime label partner InsideOutMusic.

A first track off "Falling Home" is now being launched promotionally on the website of UK's Prog Magazine. Check out the acoustic version of "Linoleum" here:


Pain of Salvation's Daniel Gildenlöw has checked in about the release as follows:
"Damn, it will be so nice finally to have this album see the light of day in a context larger than my head, our rehearsing room and a multitude of work computers and hard drives in selected homes. It has been a long time, and the road to release has been very complicated and unexpected, including finding myself in hospital for four entire months after a close call with flesh eating bacteria. Who would have guessed as we set out to record a quick little acoustic something all those many months ago in what seems like another lifetime by now? On the other hand, it has turned this album into so much more than we ever expected it to be. I find the term "acoustic album" very misleading. This album is as bold a statement as any of our albums, and will in the same way offer laughter, tears, surprises and challenges. If it's not original, if it's not uncompromisingly passionate, then it's not Pain of Salvation." 

And Gildenlöw commented about the track "Linoleum" in particular as follows:
"I love the versatility of this animal, and I keep dragging it into different contexts to see how it will adapt and respond. In other words, this track was a given when we started discussing an acoustic project, and probably the first one I sat down with to rearrange. I have always loved to play around with the emotional spectrum of suppressed rage in music and lyrics, and making this song acoustic called for even higher levels of challenge when it came to finding that perfect balance of dialed down subtlety and sudden bursts of emotional display. I love how it came out in the end. An agile predator. Let's invent a word today: Pantheresque."

"Falling Home" is a very special album, which contains reimagined versions of favorite catalog songs, two cover versions ("Holy Diver" by Dio and "Perfect Day" by Lou Reed) and a brand new song (The title track, "Falling Home"). Here is the track-listing for the standard version of the release: 

Pain of Salvation - "Falling Home":
1. Stress
2. Linoleum
3. To The Shoreline
4. Holy Diver
5. 1979
6. Chain Sling
7. Perfect Day
8. Mrs. Modern Mother Mary
9. Flame To The Moth
10. Spitfall
11. Falling Home

Next to the Jewel Case CD and the Digital Download formats, "Falling Home" will be also available in Europe as limited edition Digipak CD with expanded artwork and two bonus tracks ("She Likes To Hide" and "King Of Loss") and also as limited Gatefold LP version on 180gr. The US Jewel Case CD will include the bonus tracks as well, for 13 songs total. 

European customers can pre-order "Falling Home" from the InsideOut Shop here:
 
More details on "Falling Home" will be available soon...
Pain  of Salvation Line-Up 2014:
Daniel Gildenlöw - lead vocals, acoustic guitars
Ragnar Zolberg - acoustic guitars, vocals
Léo Margarit - drums, vocals
Daniel D2 Karlsson - rhodes, organs, vocals
Gustaf Hielm - acoustic basses, upright bass, vocals

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WORLD-RENOWNED GUITARIST/COMPOSER STEVE HACKETT RETURNS TO NORTH AMERICA FOR "GENESIS EXTENDED" TOUR

World-renowned guitarist/composer Steve Hackett will soon return to
North America for the last leg of his highly successful GENESIS
EXTENDED tour, a continuation of the 2013/2014 GENESIS REVISITED II
World Tour. The set list features all Genesis material and the
performances include a specially-designed light show. The Steve
Hackett GENESIS REVISITED II 2013/2014 World Tour broke box office
records in the UK, Europe and Japan. Please see below for the full
North American itinerary of the final tour dates; click here to check
out the official tour trailer.

Of the GENESIS EXTENDED tour, Steve Hackett commented, "I'm thrilled
to return to the States due to popular demand with my GENESIS EXTENDED
show. It's exciting to play the Genesis music again with renewed
energy from a fantastic band. Some of the numbers vary, but big
favorites like "Supper's Ready" and "The Musical Box" remain an
integral part. Catch the show this one last time!" Joining Hackett
on stage will be an impressive line-up of musicians including Nad
Sylvan (vocals), Roger King (keyboards), Nick Beggs (bass), Gary
O'Toole (drums, percussion and vocals) and Rob Townsend (sax, flute
and percussion). In other news, Steve Hackett is featured as a member
of Genesis and as a solo artist on the new Genesis triple disc R-KIVE
box set, available now.

Steve Hackett's double disc GENESIS REVISITED II (InsideOut Music)
features reinterpreted Genesis classics from the period dearest to
Hackett, the "golden era" 1971-1977, with a stellar array of guest
performers; Hackett enlisted the help of 35 special guests to provide
the songs with a new unique edge. The star-studded line-up includes
respected vocalists Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), Mikael Akerfeldt
(Opeth), Simon Collins (Phil Collins' son), Amanda Lehmann, Conrad
Keely, Francis Dunnery, Neal Morse, John Wetton, Nad Sylvan and Nik
Kershaw. Steve Rothery of Marillion and Roine Stolt of The Flower
Kings and Transatlantic joined in to share guitar duties, while Jeremy
Stacey and Gary O'Toole are amongst the chosen drummers. Also
recently released is the live CD/DVD package GENESIS REVISITED - LIVE
AT HAMMERSMITH. The 3 CD + 2 DVD (with 5.1) box set (InsideOut Music)
features special guests including Nik Kershaw, John Wetton, Jakko
Jakszyk, Amanda Lehmann and Steve Rothery.

In 2010, Steve Hackett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of
Fame at The 25thAnnual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
alongside his Genesis bandmates from the classic line-up: Peter
Gabriel, Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford. For more than
three decades, Steve Hackett has been known for his innovative tone
and extraordinary versatility as a guitarist and composer. He helped
define Genesis' sound as lead guitarist in the classic line-up and
went on to have a highly-successful career as a solo artist, and also
as part of 80s supergroup GTR with Steve Howe.

Steve Hackett GENESIS EXTENDED North American tour dates:

NOVEMBER

13 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
14 New York, NY Town Hall
15 Westbury, NY The Space At Westbury
16 Concord, NH Capitol Center For The Arts
19 Lynn, MA The Lynn Memorial Auditorium
20 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
21 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
22 Collingswood, NJ Scottish Rite Auditorium
23 Albany, NY The Egg Center For The Performing Arts
26 Riviere-Du-Loup, QC Salle Alphonse Desjardins
27 Saguenay, QC Theatre Du Palais Municipal
28 Quebec City, QC Le Grand Theatre De Quebec
29 Montreal, QC Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
30 Gatineau, QC Le Theatre Du Casino

DECEMBER

2 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
3 Northfield, OH Hard Rock Live
6 Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre
7 San Francisco, CA The Warfield Theatre
8 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
10 Seattle, WA The Moore Theatre
11 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre

To access a publicity image of Steve Hackett,

please click here (photo credit Jim Buninx).


For more information please visit:
www.hackettsongs.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Steve-Hackett/123101228589
https://twitter.com/HackettOfficial
www.insideoutmusicshop.com

For more information, please contact:
Carise Yatter/Hired Gun Media
917-301-6664 or cyatter@gmail.com
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Haken launch 'Crystallised' stream & competition; UK tour begins this week

London-based progressive metallers Haken are set to begin their UK & Ireland tour with Leprous & Maschine this week, before their new EP 'Restoration' is released (on October 27th in Europe, November 10th in the US). To celebrate they have launched a stream of the longest track on the album 'Crystallised', as well as a competition to win a signed copy of the vinyl EP, a t-shirt & a poster.

Head to the band's site to hear the track and enter: http://hakenmusic.com/competition/participate 


The band also recently launched a brand new video for the track 'Darkest Light' taken from that EP, and you can view that here:

 
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 vinyl with CD is now available to pre-order:


The band is also about to embark on a run of UK & Irish dates with label-mates Leprous & Maschine. 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


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HEART IN HAND debuts video for "A Beautiful White"


Melodic hardcore kings HEART IN HAND have teamed up with Impericon to unveil a new video clip for the title track of their new album, A Beautiful White, which is due out November 3rd in Europe and November 4th in North America (digital only) via Century Media Records / Siege Of Amida.

Watch the video here: http://smarturl.it/t46y1o

Directed by Tom J Cronin, "A Beautiful White" is the first new track to be revealed since "Poison Pen Letters". Following the comparative heaviness of "Poison Pen Letters", this title track harks back to the sound that the band is most recognized for- epic melodic swathes, huge hooks and genuine emotional resonance.

Produced by the band themselves and then mixed by Will Putney (FOR TODAY, THY ART IS MURDER), A Beautiful White is by far the most accomplished and dynamic album yet from the UK outfit. Catch the band on tour throughout the rest of the year in support of the new record, beginning with a mammoth trek across Europe with THE AMITY AFFLICTION.

A Beautiful White track-listing:
1. Mae
2. A Beautiful White
3. Colours And Chemicals
4. Crying Shame
5. ...
6. Poison Pen Letters
7. Last Night
8. Regain.Recover. Reprise
9. New Years Eve
10. My Heart Belongs In Denmark
11. Never Again
12. Jasmine

HEART IN HAND live:
Supporting THE AMITY AFFLICTION
18.11.14 - Hamburg, Germany @ Klubsen  
19.11.14 - Berlin, Germany @ Lido  
20.11.14 - Prague, Czech Rep @ Lucerna  
21.11.14 - Warsaw, Poland @ Proxima  
22.11.14 - Wien, Austria @ Arena  
23.11.14 - Milan, Italy @ Live Forum  
24.11.14 - München, Germany @ Backstage  
25.11.14 - Aarau, Switzerland @ Kiff  
26.11.14 - Paris, France @ La Boule Noire  
28.11.14 - Birmingham, UK @ Institute Temple  
29.11.14 - Glasgow, UK @ Classic Grand  
30.11.14 - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla  
01.12.14 - Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach  
02.12.14 - London, UK @ O2 Islington Academy  
03.12.14 - Aarschot, Belgium @ De Klinker  
04.12.14 - Arnhem, Holland @ Willemeen  
05.12.14 - Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island  
06.12.14 - Köln, Germany @ Essigfabrik

HEART IN HAND online:
www.facebook.com/heartinhandukmh
www.twitter.com/heartinhand
http://instagram.com/heartinhanduk

Press opportunities for HEART IN HAND are available, so please contactnikki.law@centurymedia.com to schedule!

Nikki Law

Product Manager/Publicist

Century Media Records

2323 W. El Segundo Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
P: (323) 418-1400 ext. 141
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Another batch of Nuclear Blast’s re-releases - Benediction, Clawfinger and All Shall Perish!

Metal Mind Productions will re-release selected albums by Benediction, Clawfinger and All Shall Perish on December, 1st in Europe and January, 13th in North America (except for All Shall Perish).
The list of re-issues includes:
 
Benediction – „Transcend The Rubicon/The Dreams You Dread", „Subconscious Terror / The Grand Leveller"
Clawfinger – „Life Will Kill You"
All Shall Perish – „The Price Of Existence", „Hate, Malice, Revenge".
 
All albums are re-released on Golden Discs, limited and numerated to 2000 copies.
 
 
Benediction - Subconscious Terror / The Grand Leveller (re-release)
Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. no.: MASS CD1496DGD
Barcode: 5907785038806
Format: 2CD Digipak
Genre:  Death Metal
Release date: 01.12.2014 Europe / 13.01.2015 USA
 
Two death metal classics in a single package! The outstanding debut of legendary Benediction, "Subconscious Terror", featuring Napalm Death's Barney Greenway himself on vocals, plus the band's internationally acclaimed sophomore release "The Grand Leveller". Forming an indispensible part of death metal history, these are two albums that no respectable fan of the genre should overlook. Re-released on Golden Discs, limited and numerated to 2000 copies.
 
Tracklist:
 
CD 1 - "Subconscious Terror":
 
1. Intro - Portal To Your Phobias
2. Subconscious Terror
3. Artefacted Irreligion
4. Grizzled Finale
5. Eternal Eclipse
6. Experimental Stage
7. Suspended Animation
8. Divine Ultimatum
9. Spit Forth The Dead
 
Bonus tracks:
10. Confess All Goodness
11. Foetus Noose
12. Forged In Fire
13. Dark Is The Season
14. Jumping At Shadows
15. Experimental Stage
 
CD 2 - "The Grand Leveller":
 
1. Vision In The Shroud
2. Graveworm
3. Jumping At Shadows
4. Opulence Of The Absolute
5. Child of Sin
6. Undirected Aggression
7. Born In A Fever
8. The Grand Leveller
9. Senile Dementia
10. Return To The Eve
 
Bonus tracks:
11. The Grotesque
12. Ashen Epitaph
 
Benediction - Transcend The Rubicon/The Dreams You Dread (re-release)
Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. no.: MASS CD1497DGD
Barcode: 5907785038813
Format: 2CD Digipak
Genre:  Death Metal
Release date: 01.12.2014 Europe / 13.01.2014 USA
 
Two death metal classics in a single package! The third and fourth full-length album by the British unquestionable death metal masters: "Transcend the Rubicon" from 1993 and "The Dreams You Dread" from 1995! Two veritable masterpieces filled to the brim with ultimate aural ferocity for every true fan of the genre to savor. New edition re-released on Golden Disc, limited and numerated to 2000 copies.
 
Tracklist:
 
CD 1 - "Transcend The Rubicon":
 
1. Unfound Mortality
2. Nightfear
3. Paradox Alley
4. I Bow To None
5. Painted Skulls
6. Violation Domain
7. Face Without Soul
8. Bleakhouse
9. Blood From Stone
10. Wrong Side of The Grave
11. Artefacted/Spit Forth
 
Bonus tracks:
12. Saneless Theory
13. Deadfall
 
CD 2 - "The Dreams You Dread":
 
1. Down On Whores (Leave Them All For Dead)
2. Certified...?
3. Soulstream
4. Where Flies Are Born
5. Answer To Me
6. Griefgiver
7. Denial
8. Negative Growth
9. Path of The Serpent
10. Saneless Theory
11. The Dreams You Dread
 
 
Clawfinger - Life Will Kill You (re-release)
Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. no.: MASS CD1498DG
Barcode: 5907785038820
Format: CD Digipak
Genre:  Rap Metal
Release date: 01.12.2014 Europe (excluding Switzerland) /13.01.2015 USA
 
The cult crossover band from Sweden, one of the first to adopt the rap metal style, on their final album! Released in 2007, "Life Will Kill You" constitutes a great climax to their impressive artistic career. Arguably, Clawfinger's heaviest and most ferociously sounding album in their entire discography! New edition on Golden Disc, limited and numerated to 2000 copies.
 
Tracklist:
 
1. The Price We Pay
2. Life Will Kill You
3. Prisoners
4. Final Stand
5. None The Wiser
6. Little Baby
7. The Cure & The Poison
8. Where Can We Go From Here?
9. It's Your Life
10. Falling
11. Carnivore
 
All Shall Perish - Hate, Malice, Revenge (re-release)
Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. no.: MASS CD1500DG
Barcode: 5907785038844
Format: CD Digipak
Genre:  Deathcore
Release date: 01.12.2014 (excluding North America)
 
The first full-length album by the Californian deathcore act, renowned for its genre-breaking attitude, originally released after the band's discovery by the Japanese Amputated Vein Records in 2003. Greatly cherished on the underground scene on its release, metal and hardcore influenced "Hate.Malice.Revenge" was the album that launched the band's extremely diversified musical career and continues to be a well-respected title. New edition re-released on Golden Disc, limited and numerated to 2000 copies.
 
Tracklist:
 
1. Deconstruction
2. Laid To Rest
3. Our Own Grave
4. The Spreading Disease
5. Sever The Memory
6. For Far Too Long...
7. Never Ending War
8. Herding The Brainwashed
 
 
All Shall Perish - The Price Of Existence (re-release)
Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. no.: MASS CD1499DG
Barcode: 5907785038837
Format: CD Digipak
Genre:  Deathcore
Release date: 01.12.2014 (excluding North America)
 
The second full-length album by the Californian deathcore act, renowned for its genre-breaking attitude! Released in 2006, the album gained the band wider recognition on the music scene and earned them the reputation of one of the best young extreme acts from the United States. An absolute must for every All Shall Perish fan! New edition re-released on Golden Disc, limited and numerated to 2000 copies.
 
Tracklist:
 
1. Eradication
2. Wage Slaves
3. The Day of Justice
4. There Is No Business To Be Done on a Dead Planet
5. Better Living Through Catastrophe
6. Prisoner of War
7. Greyson
8. We Hold These Truths...
9. The True Beast
10. Promises
11. The Last Relapse
 

Metal Mind Productions
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Foreigner release "The Best of Foreigner 4 & More"

Foreigner are set to release a new high-definition live recording from their most successful album of all time, Foreigner '4'.  Universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable arsenal of hit songs, Foreigner continue to propel sold-out tours and album chart action around the world.  Now, Frontiers Music Srl presents a homage to Foreigner's most successful album ever with "The Best of Foreigner 4 & More".  The live album will be released on 5th December 2014. 

Foreigner '4' spent more weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts than any artist in the history of Atlantic Records, including AC/DC, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin, and went on to sell more than 9 million albums worldwide. Fans will see why it "Feels Like The First Time" when Foreigner debuts these new recordings of the best of Foreigner '4' along with several other chart hits. Foreigner recorded these live high-definition versions of their most enduring anthems at the Borgata Hotel's Music Box theatre in Atlantic City on October 3rd and 4th, 2014. The album includes some of rock's best-known hits including Feels Like The First Time, Cold As Ice, Hot Blooded and Foreigner's iconic ballad, I Want To Know What Love Is. 

"Our music has touched a lot of people worldwide" says Foreigner founder, lead guitarist, Mick Jones.  Also serving as executive producer of the new album, this Songwriters Hall Of Fame member wrote or co-wrote every Foreigner song and continues to lead his band to new heights.  Mick continues: "Unwittingly, we've weaved our music into the fabric of people's lives."  

"The Best of Foreigner 4 & More" is available now for pre-orders via Pledge Music through this link: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/foreigner in CD, vinyl, limited edition posters and remake t-shirts from their 1981-1982 tour. As an exclusive for the German territory, the album will also be available in a special box packaging adding a cap to the CD.

To read the official UK press announcement and download album artwork and hi res photos, click here – www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/frontiersrecords/best-of-foreigner.htm.

Tracklist

1.       Night Life
2.       Woman In Black
3.       Urgent
4.       Waiting For A Girl Like You
5.       Break It Up
6.       Girl On Th
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Heart & Friends Releases Home For The Holidays CD/DVD And Bluray


We wanted to let you know about Heart's latest release, a special live performance CD/DVD, Blu-ray and digital download, "Heart & Friends – Home for the Holidays" which includes holiday classics, personal favorites, and some of their own hits and also features special guests Shawn Colvin, Sammy Hagar, Richard Marx and Pat Monahan from Train.  This unique concert was taped on December 12th, 2013 at the Benaroya Symphony Concert Hall in Ann and Nancy Wilson's hometown of Seattle.
 
"We had a great time putting on this show with special friends for the holidays. Warm moments and great music from all....and some saucy little elves too," said Ann Wilson. "We have always held the holidays up as a wonderful whimsical time of year and celebrating it in our beloved home town with friends, songs and family was extremely magical," added Nancy Wilson.
 
"Heart & Friends: Home For The Holidays" ended a prolific and award-winning year in 2013 for HEART, who have been enjoying a resurgence of popularity since 2010′s "Red Velvet Car", which became the group's first Top 10 album in 20 years. Many successful live shows and tours (including a 2011 tour with Def Leppard, and their 2013 "Heartbreaker" tour) have occurred with 2012 seeing the release of "Strange Euphoria", a definitive career-spanning box set; the arrival of "Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll", a best-selling autobiography; the announcement of Ann and Nancy Wilson's HEART star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the release of Fanatic, HEART's 14th studio album.  In addition to their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame HEART was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last April.
 
"Heart & Friends – Home for the Holidays" will be released in the U.S. November 10th, 2014 on Frontiers Music SRL.

CD audio track listing will include:
The River; Seasons, Rockin'/Love Came Down at Christmas (feat. Shawn Colvin), POEM, All through the Night (feat. Richard Marx), All we need is an Island (feat. Sammy Hagar), Santa's Going South (feat. Sammy Hagar), Please Come Home for Christmas (feat. Pat Monahan), Remember Christmas, Barracuda, Even it Up, Stairway to Heaven and Ring Them Bells (feat. Pat Monahan, Richard Marx, Shawn Colvin).
 
Blu Ray track listing will include:
The River; Seasons Rockin'/Love Came Down at Christmas (feat. Shawn Colvin), POEM, All through the Night (feat. Richard Marx), All we need is an Island (feat. Sammy Hagar), Santa's Going South (feat. Sammy Hagar), Please Come Home for Christmas (feat. Pat Monahan), Remember Christmas; Barracuda; Stairway to Heaven and Ring Them Bells (feat. Pat Monahan, Richard Marx, Shawn Colvin).

BRAINDANCE RELEASES LONG-AWAITED NEW ALBUM

Braindance releases 'master of disguise'
the long-awaited new concept album
from the masters of progressive darkwave
containing five singles, an epic trilogy, and a 16-page comic

new video, new album, new apparel and information available at


"taking the dark style in new directions."
-billboard

"major label material from the underground."
-quintessence

"the fusion of past and future - absolutely unique."
-uranium

"passionate delivery without comparison."
-bw & bk

"a remarkable achievement that's light years ahead."
-sea of tranquility

"a new rung on the evolutionary ladder of modern music."
-progression

"unlike everything i've ever heard that left me begging for more"

"a new perspective on the meaning of originality and innovation."
-musician's exchange

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Exlibris – check out the first single from “Aftereal” album! //download link to mp3

Exlibris, the heavy metal sensation from Poland, return this Autumn with the third studio album entitled "Aftereal". The release date is scheduled for December, 1st in Europe and January, 13th 2015 in North America (via MVD). The band are sure to surprise their fans this time around, also because of the many outstanding guest musicians featured on the album, Evergrey's Tom Englund being one of them!
 
The official lyric video for track "The Day Of Burning" is now available on YouTube in this location: http://youtu.be/zd30lArQdaQ
 
Piotr Sikora comments: "'The Day Of Burning' was one of the first songs we wrote for the album  and at the same time a good example of how 'Aftereal' differs from 'Humagination'. Instead of a typical heavy-metal song we chose to  focus on a more complex formula, full of interesting rythmic patterns.  One of the solos in this song was performed by Zbigniew Wodecki - a  legendary Polish violinist, trumpeter and singer who had never had  anything to with metal before but proved that he could easily perform in any style of music."
 
In the end, the line-up of guest musicians became quite impressive – apart from Zbigniew Wodecki,  the album also features: Tom Englund (Evergrey), Piotr "Dziki" Chancewicz (Wild Pig, Mech), Piotr Rutkowski (Corruption) and Michał Staszkun (Hate). Exlibris's drummer comments: "We're extremely satisfied about that lineup, as every single guest performer did his absolute best, and every one of them did it in their own style, making the album even more diversified. I shudder at the thought of who we might be inviting on our next album."
 
Exlibris – Aftereal
Label: Metal Mind Productions
Cat. no.: MMP CD 0746 DG
Barcode: 5907785038615
Format: CD DG
Genre:  Heavy Metal
Release date: 01.12.2014 Europe / 13.01.2015 USA
 
Tracklist:
 
1. The Continuum
2. Escape Velocity
3. The Day Of Burning
4. In The Darkest Hour
5. Omega Point
6. Before The Storm
7. King Of The Pit
8. Darker Than Black
9. Closer
10. False Messiah
11. The Mental Crusade
12. Suspended Animation
 
The recordings took place at ZED Studio. The vocal parts were recorded at HZ Studio, where the band's previous album "Humagination" was recorded. The mix and mastering were handled by Tomek Zalewski.
 
The band was formed in late 2003 by Daniel Lechmański and Piotr Sikora. Their first studio album "Skyward" from  2006 received quite good reviews. Over the next few years, the bands struggled with line-up changes within the rhythm section, but continued to create music and to play occasional concerts. In the meantime, Daniel Lechmański joined Chain Reaction and recorded three albums with them. Also, Piotr Sikora is a member of Leash Eye since 2009. In January 2012 the band started to record their second album - "Humagination". During the recording time, it turned out that their vocalist Marcin will not be able to complete the recordings. Krzysztof Sokołowski aka Mistress of the Night  became their new frontman. As a result, the recordings ended in early 2013. Their new album "Aftereal"  is scheduled for release in late Autumn 2014. The title "Aftereal" reflects the album's atmosphere and lyrics, and there was complete agreement in the band about that choice. The keyboard player Piotr Sikora comments, "Just like it was with 'Humagination', there's a certain leitmotif in the lyrics, which refers to the album's title. They describe realities other than our own - from nightmares, through some kind of fantasy, to the so-called netherworld."
 
Exlibris - lineup:
Krzysztof Sokołowski - vocals
Daniel Lechmański - guitars, vocals
Piotr Sikora - keys, orchestration, programming, vocals
Piotr Torbicz - bass
Misiek Ślusarski - drums
 
Exlibris on-line:
Exlibrisband.com 

Metal Mind Productions

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Pain of Salvation - Debut video clip for "1979" off acoustic album "Falling Home"


The release date for the much anticipated acoustic album "Falling Home" by Swedish progressive rock innovators Pain of Salvation via the band's longtime label partner InsideOutMusic is drawing closer. 
Here are the exact street days by territory: 

GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / FINLAND: Friday, November 07, 2014.
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, November 10, 2014.
ITALY / SPAIN / POLAND: Tuesday, November 11, 2014.
SWEDEN: Wednesday, November 12, 2014.
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, November 14, 2014.
NORTH AMERICA: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 

Now, the atmospheric video clip directed by Stefan Daniels for the song "1979" has been launched online at the following location: http://youtu.be/QiZh2fh_1Rk
 
 

Pain of Salvation's Daniel Gildenlöw has checked in as follows about the clip:

"We had the greatest time shooting this video. We went up north to an old fisher village where Johanna's family has rented old fisher cabins in the summers since her father was a little child. I have spent time there with her since we met twenty years ago and I love the place. No phones, no television, just the ocean and nature and these old cabins. It seemed the perfect place to shoot the video for '1979.' So, we spent a few days there, the entire band with families and Johanna's sisters and their families, and we just had a wonderful time together. I remember standing in the store Googling beer brands to find out which bottles had remained most the same since the 70s, hahaha.

We had many scripted scenes that we shot but that never ended up in the final video - some nude bathing and Ragnar jumping into the water with his clothes on from a row boat. In the end Stefan Daniels (the director) decided to go with the small gestures and made Sandrian and his kite be the heart of the video, which was a perfect decision. 

My favorite clips are probably the ones at the breakfast table in the cabin and the one in front of the cinema, simply because, to me, they capture the air of the late 70s so perfectly, as I knew them. It almost hurts to watch those clips, and I'm close to tearing up every time. My intellect knows perfectly well that these are new recordings, but my heart connects at a split second and breaks from the loss of an era." 

An audio stream of the track can be heard here:

Previously, "Linoleum" was launched online as first promotional taster for "Falling Home" here: 

Pain of Salvation's Daniel Gildenlöw has checked in about the "Falling Home" release as follows:
"Damn, it will be so nice finally to have this album see the light of day in a context larger than my head, our rehearsing room and a multitude of work computers and hard drives in selected homes. It has been a long time, and the road to release has been very complicated and unexpected, including finding myself in hospital for four entire months after a close call with flesh eating bacteria. Who would have guessed as we set out to record a quick little acoustic something all those many months ago in what seems like another lifetime by now? On the other hand, it has turned this album into so much more than we ever expected it to be. I find the term "acoustic album" very misleading. This album is as bold a statement as any of our albums, and will in the same way offer laughter, tears, surprises and challenges. If it's not original, if it's not uncompromisingly passionate, then it's not Pain of Salvation." 

 "Falling Home" is a very special album, which contains reimagined versions of favorite catalog songs, two cover versions ("Holy Diver" by Dio and "Perfect Day" by Lou Reed) and a brand new song (The title track, "Falling Home"). Here is the track-listing for the US version of the release: 

Pain of Salvation - "Falling Home":
1. Stress
2. Linoleum
3. To the Shoreline
4. Holy Diver (Dio Cover)
5. 1979
6. She Likes to Hide (Bonus Physical-only Track)
7. Chain Sling
8. Perfect Day (Lou Reed Cover)
9. Spitfall
10. Mrs. Modern Mother Mary
11. Flame to the Moth
12. King of Loss (Bonus Physical-only Track)
13. Falling Home 

Next to the Jewel Case CD and the Digital Download formats, "Falling Home" will be also available in Europe as limited edition Digipak CD with expanded artwork and two bonustracks ("She Likes To Hide" and "King Of Loss") and also as limited Gatefold LP version on 180gr. vinyl (On black vinyl, but also 200x copies on white vinyl exclusively from the IOM Webshop).

More details on "Falling Home" will be available soon...
Pain  of Salvation Line-Up 2014:
Daniel Gildenlöw - lead vocals, acoustic guitars
Ragnar Zolberg - acoustic guitars, vocals
Léo Margarit - drums, vocals
Daniel D2 Karlsson - rhodes, organs, vocals
Gustaf Hielm - acoustic basses, upright bass, vocals

Pain of Salvation online:

INSIDEOUTMUSIC online:

Visit the InsideOut Shop:

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Alastor welcome new members!

After a short break, the thrash metal musicians from the band Alastor return in a new lineup. The period of silence in the ranks of that legendary band turned out to bring about some very constructive results and we'll soon have a chance to hear the band's new musicians at concerts. Right now, most intense rehearsals are being held with the guitarist Piotr Szoszkiewicz and the bassist Mariusz "Metys" Matusiak, formerly performing in the band AHAJA. Both bands had played together on a number of occasions and, today, these two musicians have been invited to cooperate with Alastor. Soon, we'll have a chance to check out the results of this cooperation.
 
 
Alastor – Mariusz, Piotr
 
The latest album released by the legendary Alastor, "Out of Anger", was released back in 2012. It was their first release after the new singer, Michał "Mish" Jarski, joined their ranks. The album is comprised of 8 modern thrash metal songs, which were recorded at ZED Studio. The band was formed in 1986 and has a well-established position on the Polish metal scene.
 
New information on the band coming soon!
 
The thrash metal band Alastor was formed in 1986 in Kutno, Poland and through the years they have become a legend. The band has an established position on the Polish metal scene – their previous studio albums were appreciated by fans and critics alike. Their debut album from 1989, entitled „Syndroms of the Cities", was recorded in the following line-up: Sławomir Bryłka  (drums), Mariusz Matuszewski (guitars), Grzegorz Frydrysiak (bass), Waldemar Osiecki (guitars) and Robert Stankiewicz(vocals). The album was originally released on vinyl by the Italian label Metalmaster. Their sophomore album "Destiny" was recorded in 1990 but it was never released. The year 1994 brought their next album "Zło" (LoudOut Records). In the following years, the band managed to record two more albums („Żyj, gnij i milcz" in 1997, „Spaaazm" in 2005). In 2010, the band underwent some line-up changes. In the new, improved line-up the band recorded their new material „Out of Anger".  In September 2012 Metal Mind Productions re-issued Alastor's first two albums - the material was remastered and released in a limited digipack edition.
In 2014 the band return in a new line-up and hopefully with a new material. More details to be confirmed soon.
 
Alastor – current lineup:
Sławomir Bryłka – drums
Mariusz Matuszewski – guitar
Michał „Mish" Jarski – vocals
Piotr Szoszkiewicz – guitar
Mariusz Matusiak – bass
 
Alastor – official websites:
 

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MAXIMUM ROCK FESTIVAL RETURNS IN 2015 WITH FRESH AMBITIONS AND A KILLER LINE-UP!

Maximum Rock Festival celebrated its second edition through a great success! After the first, acclaimed edition, which took place in October 2013, there was no doubt that, for 2014, the organizers would prepare something exceptional!






Amazing bands such as Dark Tranquillity, Evergrey, Tristania, Threshold, Elvenking and Noctiferia took to the stage to offer their best performances. Moreover, many local Romanian bands, like Krepuskul, I'm The Trip, Neutron, Code Red and Open Mind joined their idols for a complete show.
 
Apart from the concerts, the festival also hosted the biggest rock merchandise fair in Romania, exhibitions, rock fashion presentations, spray tattoo booths, the Drum Stage performance and many other happenings, making Maximum Rock Festival one of the most complex events in Eastern-Europe.
 
Since the 2nd edition of the event was a stellar achievement, recognized by both the attendants and the press, the organizers are already making plans for Maximum Rock Festival 2015, which will take place on October 23rd and 24th in Bucharest, Romania! The venue has not been disclosed yet, but it will be unveiled shortly.
 
Here is some feedback from the press which attended the event:
"A big round of applause for the organization, which was near perfection" (Rockstage.ro)
 
"From thrash metal to alternative rock, gothic metal and death metal, all the tastes were satisfied in the two days of the show, in which the organizers proved once again that Romania can have exceptional festivals" (Stirileprotv.ro)
 
"We thank the organizing team for such a festival! We will face the cold winter with much more power after attending such a strong event, which warmed our souls"  (RoEvents.ro)
 
The bands also wanted to express their gratitude, by giving thanks on their official Facebook pages:
"Bucharest - thanks for the truly great welcome at the Maximum Rock Festival this weekend!" (Dark Tranquillity)
 
"Romania and Maximum Rock Festival! Thanks so much You were fantastic!" (Evergrey)
 
"Thank you for a great evening yesterday, Bucharest!!!" (Tristania)
 
"Thank you Romania, we had a great show at Maximum Rock Festival!" (Threshold)
 
"Thank you Bucarest! The King of the elves will be back! \m/" (Elvenking)
 
And some words from the organizers:
 
"Our plan is to grow this event and transform it into one of the most important indoors festivals in this part of Europe. We have the ambition, the desire and the power to make this happen. Stay tuned for band announcements and many other surprises", said representatives of Promusic Events.
 
"Next year, we will focus on an even more powerful line-up and in building more fun activities for our attendants that were very happy with the interactive nature of the event", highlighted the organizers.
 
Maximum Rock Festival 2015 promises to be, once again, the biggest indoors festival in Romania, and has the ambition to become even greater! With an amazing line-up in mind, which shall be disclosed as soon as possible, MRM Fest 2015 will blow your mind. Get ready to rock!
 
Do not forget to LIKE the event HERE (  https://www.facebook.com/MaximumRockFestival   ) and click ATTEND right HERE (https://www.facebook.com/events/860517763999478/?fref=ts).

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