quinta-feira, fevereiro 04, 2016

GONG Legend Daevid Allen's Final Album “Daevid Allen Weird Quartet - ELEVENSES” To Be Released February 12, 2016

Los Angeles - Purple Pyramid Records will be releasing on February 12, 2016 the final album from legendary Daevid Allen, one of the most innovative music artists to emerge from this planet! Daevid Allen Weird Quartet is a recording project bringing together Daevid Allen, founder of The Soft Machine and Gong, with Don Falcone of Spirits Burning, Michael Clare of Daevid Allen's University of Errors, and drummers Trey Sabatelli (The Tubes) and Paul Sears (The Muffins). "ELEVENSES" is the second album by this band, following 2005's "DJDDAY", which was released under the band name "Weird Biscuit Teatime." Daevid Allen Weird Quartet "ELEVENSES" is the last band album that Daevid worked on before his death, in March of 2015.

Christopher David Allen (13 January 1938 – 13 March 2015), better known as Daevid Allen, sometimes credited as Divided Alien, was an Australian and had a brilliant career as a poet, musician, artist, and one-time cab driver that spanned over fifty years. Daevid was constantly pushing boundaries and was always the center of activity. He continually inspired those around him to be creative and to achieve their best.

The Daily Telegraph said, "Allen revelled in being the court jester of hippie rock and never lost his enthusiasm for the transcendent power of the psychedelic experience. He once remarked, 'Psychedelia for me is a code for that profound spiritual experience where there is a direct link to the gods.' That he never attained the riches and fame of many of his contemporaries did not concern him."

Daevid Allen Weird Quartet "ELEVENSES" album is a mixture of styles of music found throughout his career, plus a few surprises: a blues song in 7/4, a catchy Irish-tinged folk song, ambient and explosive instrumentals, a post-punk rave-up with Daevid's final message on a record.

Track List:
1. TransloopThisMessage
2. Imagicknation
3.The Latest Curfew Craze
4. Kick That Habit Man
5. Secretary Of Lore
6. Alchemy
7. The Cold Stuffings Of November
8. Grasshopping
9. God's New Deal
10. Dim Sum In Alphabetical Order
11. Killer Honey
12. Under The YumYum Tree Cafe
13. Banana Construction

Available on both CD and vinyl February 12, 2016!

Daevid Allen Weird Quartet Facebook page:

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Los Angeles CA 90025
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terça-feira, fevereiro 02, 2016

Take Flight With Hard Rock Heroes UFO In A Super Deluxe Box Set Of Vintage Live Performances From The Early ‘80s!

Los Angeles, CA - They shot across the '70s night sky, all flashing lights and roaring engines, streaking through Japan and Germany (where they abducted 18-year old Scorpion guitarist Michael Schenker) before descending on the UK and eventually American shores with a series of brilliant hard rock singles including "Lights Out," "Too Hot To Handle," "Doctor Doctor," "Only You Can Rock Me" and many more now ubiquitous radio staples. Though Schenker would depart in 1978, the rest of the band including founding members vocalist Phil Mogg, bassist Pete Way, and drummer Andy Parker alongside lead guitarist Paul Chapman retooled their spaceship and carried on into the early '80s dropping such influential classics asNo Place To Run, The Wild, The Willing & The Innocent, and Mechanix.

Now, comes Live Sightings, a magnificent 4CD box set featuring vintage live performances from the early '80s that finds Mogg & Co. blasting through highlights from those 3 crucial records such as "No Place To Run," "Lonely Heart," and "We Belong To The Night," and seamlessly blending them in with the group's more well-known spawn. Boasting 4CDs each in its own mini jacket with printed inner sleeve, this extraordinary box set also features a lavish 12"x12" 16-page booklet with full color photos and extensive liner notes plus two carefully duplicated printings of vintage tour programs. There's even a special bonus live LP from 1972 of the only known recordings of guitarist Larry Wallis (Pink Fairies / Motörhead)! Fans of UFO and early hard rock will not want to miss this incredible piece of music history. Launch date is February 5 courtesy of Cleopatra Records!

Track List:
DISC 1: Chicago 1980
1. Lettin' Go
2. Young Blood
3. No Place to Run
4. Cherry
5. Only You Can Rock Me
6. Love to Love
7. Mystery Train 
8. Doctor Doctor
9. Too Hot to Handle
10. Lights Out
11. Rock Bottom
12. Shoot Shoot 

DISC 2: Chicago 1981
1. The Wild, The Willing & The Innocent
2. Only You Can Rock Me
3. Long Gone
4. Lonely Heart
5. Cherry 
6. No Place to Run 
7. Love to Love
8. Making Moves
9. Mystery Train 
10. Too Hot to Handle
11. Lights Out 
12. Rock Bottom
13. Doctor Doctor 

DISC 3: St Louis 1982
1. We Belong to the Night
2. Let It Rain
3. Long Gone 
4. No Place to Run
5. The Wild, The Willing & The Innocent
6. Only You Can Rock Me
7. Terri 
8. Making Moves 
9. Doing It All For You
10. Too Hot To Handle 
11. Lights Out
12. Mystery Train
DISC 4: Cleveland 1982
1. We Belong To The Night
2. Let It Rain
3. Long Gone
4. The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent
5. Only You Can Rock Me
6. Terri 
7. Doing It All For You
8. Too Hot to Handle
9. Lights Out

LP 1: Early Flight - 1972
1. Silver Bird 
2. Galactic Love 
3. C'mon Everybody 
4. Boogie For George

1. Back In The USA
2. Mean Woman Blues 
3. Stop Breakin' Down Blues  
4. Johnny B. Goode 

Buy the box set: http://flyt.it/UFOBoxCD
Download on iTunes: http://flyt.it/UFOBoxDig

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Los Angeles CA 90025
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Joe Bonamassa In Concert: A Salute To The British Blues Explosion

Joe Bonamassa pays homage to the music of 
Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page
Joe Bonamassa's love of the British Blues is at the heart of his musical inspiration; and, for the first time, is pleased to announce five special concerts paying homage to the British blues rock guitarists that inspired him – Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page - for UK fans in July 2016. This one-time only UK event will be billed as – JOE BONAMASSA IN CONCERT: A SALUTE TO THE BRITISH BLUES EXPLOSION.
"If it wasn't for certain British musicians of the early 1960s, the Blues may well never have exploded into Rock music as we know it today, and indeed may have passed into history," says Bonamassa.
Tickets for the  UK concerts will be available as a special pre-sale from Tuesday 26th January 2016 from Planet Rock (www.planetrock.com), 72-hours in advance to the general public – which will go on sale Friday 29th January, 2016 from www.ticketmaster.co.uk  and www.jbonamassa.com.  The dates will feature two special concerts performed at heritage castles at Hoghton and Newark, a headline show at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London, plus indoor shows in Glasgow and Bristol.
Bonamassa will play Hoghton Tower, Lancashire (Saturday 2 July), Glasgow Clyde Auditorium (Sunday 3 July), Bristol Colston Hall (Tuesday 5 July), Greenwich London Music Time Festival (Thursday 7 July), and Newark Castle, Nottinghamshire (Friday 8 July).
Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page are some of the greatest guitarists of their time that influenced Joe Bonamassa's career. All three are Yardbirds alumni, and indeed actually all played together at one time in the same band. Jimmy Page went on to form Led Zeppelin, which became the ultimate electric Blues band and both Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck became international superstars in their own right.   Read the official UK press release here - www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/joebonamassa/july2016.htm.
Now, Blues superstar, Joe Bonamassa, will pay tribute to these legends of the British Blues, in a stunning live concert homage entitled JOE BONAMASSA IN CONCERT: A SALUTE TO THE BRITISH BLUES EXPLOSION.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience not to be missed.
Joe Bonamassa pays homage to the music of 
Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page
24 Hour Ticket Hotline: 0844 844 0444
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We are happy to announce that Felona  e Sorona It is being printed.

The support campaign will finish on February 6, 2016

We thank all those who have contributed to the new album and how many will want to support us

The final release of album is scheduled for first week of March due to the timing
for the realization of the vinyl.

Our mailing address is:
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Doris Brendel To Support The Room in London

Skyfire are very pleased to announce that Doris Brendel will be supporting The Room at the Borderline, London on 10th Feb 2016.

Having returned from an extremely successful tour with Wishbone Ash in November 2015, Doris Brendel, one of the most unique female rock-singers of the last decade, will be back on the road in 2016. The daughter of famed classical pianist Alfred Brendel, her distinctive vocals were the driving force behind 1990s alt-rockers The Violet Hour, who were signed to Sony when they released their now revered, classic album 'The Fire Sermon' in 1991.

Brendel's eighth album and most recent release, 'Upside Down World' in April 2015, once again reflects her multi-faceted personality with an eclectic collection of songs popularly described as 'Progressive Pop', 'Upside Down World' spans pop, rock, prog and acoustic styles, confronting happy and sad topics with a humorous, angst-ridden style, blending them into a cocktail of sound and meaning.

Brendel's collaboration with producer and multi-instrumentalist Lee Dunham, guitarist of rock/metal band Primary Slave, continues in a live capacity, using an array of musicians to contribute to the progressive sound to complement Brendel's distinctive, husky vocals.

Having missed out on a gig in London on the last tour, the band are delighted to be playing at The Borderline in February supporting the fantastic ROOM.

For further information on Doris please visit www.dorisbrendel.com
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Former Bowie Keys Player Rick Wakeman Releases Piano Version of Life on Mars in Aid of Macmillan

"It was obvious from the listeners' response to Rick playing 'Life On Mars'
on Radio 2 Drivetime last Monday, that they wanted to own a copy of this
beautiful piece of music, as well as make a contribution.
With Rick releasing this new recording it's a perfect way to do that." 
- BBC Radio 2 presenter, Simon Mayo: 

London, UK - Following the overwhelming response to Rick Wakeman's piano tribute to David Bowie, Rick has recorded new piano versions of both Life on Mars and Space Oddity with royalties going to Macmillan Cancer Support. The tracks are now available from Amazon, as well as iTunes and Tesco.

Rick, a close friend who worked with Bowie, was the pianist on the original 1971 release of Life On Mars and appeared on BBC Radio 2 last Monday (11th January) on the day of Bowie's death, to play his own tribute to the star. The video of his emotional performance has since been viewed over 2 million times on the BBC Radio 2 website and after receiving thousands of requests from fans, Rick headed back into the studio to re-record the tracks which include Life on Mars, Space Oddity and Always Together.

Rick said: "I feel extremely fortunate to be able to release my piano version of David Bowie's Life On Mars and Space Oddity, both of which I performed on the original releases. I think it's very apt for the proceeds to go to Macmillan, a charity that is so crucial to so many people. I witnessed this first hand when I lost my mother to cancer and the work they do comes from the heart and is truly priceless.

"Whilst some amazing advances in medicine mean that some form of cancers have a very high survival rate and indeed prolonged life in others, with all cancers it is a very tough time for both the patient and their loved ones. Hopefully the songs will not only be a fitting tribute to David, but will also raise some money to help Macmillan with the wonderful work they do, ensuring no-one faces cancer alone."

Jane Maher, Chief Medical Officer at Macmillan Cancer Support, says: "We were so very sad to hear the news about David Bowie and our thoughts are with his family and friends. Sadly the number of people with cancer in the UK is growing rapidly and half of us will face a cancer diagnosis at some point in our lives, so it has never been more important that everyone gets the emotional, practical, physical and financial support they need. We want people to feel comfortable talking openly about what they're going through with friends, family and experts or - through our online community – other people whose lives have been affected by cancer.

"We know that music is something that not only brings people together, but also helps them through difficult times and so we are deeply grateful that Rick has decided to donate the proceeds from these tracks to Macmillan. The money raised will help us to continue to offer a range of support for anyone affected by cancer."

For more information or support please visit macmillan.org.uk

To purchase:

Notes to Editors:
About Macmillan Cancer Support
When you have cancer, you don't just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. Whether it's concerns about who you can talk to, planning for the extra costs or what to do about work, at Macmillan we understand how a cancer diagnosis can take over everything.

That's why we're here. We provide support that helps people take back control of their lives. But right now, we can't reach everyone who needs us. We need your help to make sure that people affected by cancer get the support they need to face the toughest fight of their life. No one should face cancer alone, and with your support no one will.

To get involved, call 0300 1000 200 today. And please remember, we're here for you too. If you'd like support, information or just to chat, call us free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk
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segunda-feira, fevereiro 01, 2016

New Aaron English song, video Entrada x

We're releasing a new song & video once a month this year. Welcome to January...& "Kothbiro", recorded in Seattle with The Aaron English Band & in Kisumu, Kenya with the nyatiti master Walter Koga.

Watch the video on YouTube here ...

...& if you like what you hear & want to help us make more music & videos, buy the song onBandcamp here

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Calling All Astronauts new album "Anti-Social Network" released 11th March 2016

Supersonic Media are proud to present "Anti-Social Network" the eagerly awaited second album from London based Alt Rock three-piece Calling All Astronauts. Containing their hit single "Empire" (which is currently #3 in the Official European Indie Chart after it hit #1 on the Hypem Chart on the day of its November release), "Anti-Social Network" is the follow up to their critically acclaimed debut "Post Modern Conspiracy". It is the result of 20 months of insane creativity that saw the guys locked in their studio for days on end as they wrote, engineered and produced an album that stretched their creativity like never before.

The thought that they mash together Rock, Electro, Goth, DnB, Punk and EDM into a unique genre that is remotely listenable seems somewhat preposterous until you listen to "Anti-Social Network". They have in no way tried to hide their love for classic Alternative Rock, instead they have brought it firmly into the 21st Century. Known for not being ones to mince their words, Calling All Astronauts once again dig deep into the fabric of society. There are no elephants in their room as they take on controversial matters including; youth knife crime in "Hands Up Who Wants To Die", the war for oil in "Divisive", social inequalities in "Time To Fight Back" and the disposable consumer driven society in "God Is Dead". Yet they still manage to explore their softer side in "Empire", "Life As We Know It" and "Always Be True".

Producer and vocalist David B says "We wanted to make an album we would buy ourselves, that pays homage to our heroes and many influences whilst still sounding like us. I think we've just about got there"

The cover artwork is photograph of a sculpture by South African artist Maurice Mbiyaki which just happens to be called "Anti-Social Network" the band felt it very much summed up the reason they had independently named their album the same. They approached the artist who said he'd "be honoured" if the guys used his art on their sleeve.

Listen to "Anti-Social Network" here http://smarturl.it/CAAAntiSocialNetwork


1. Living The Dream
2. Empire
3. Time To Fight Back
4. Hands Up Who Wants To Die
5. Life As We Know It
6. The American Dream
7. God Is Dead
8. Always Be True
9. Look In Your Eye
10. Black World
11. Divisive

Calling All Astronauts are:-

David B – Vocals/Programming 
J Browning – Guitars 
Paul McCrudden – Bass
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ENGL-TV Performance Video by Adrian Weiss

"This is a new performance video by Adrian Weiss playing the song Immediate Measures from his album Easy Game.

The video was produced by and released through ENGL TV demonstrating the MetalMaster-Head." 

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LEPROUS - Touring underway; Nominated for Norwegian Grammy; Documentary video!

After having played a first show of this year in Tokyo / Japan, Norwegian prog metallers LEPROUS are kicking off a tour of Australia today in support of their newest studio album "The Congregation", which was released worldwide via InsideOutMusic last May. More shows have now been confirmed for the band's international touring schedule of this year, so check the upcoming dates (Updates and revisions marked *) here:

LEPROUS - Live 2016:
29.012.106 Sydney (Australia) - The Factory Floor / www.factorytheatre.com.au + Voyager
30.01.2016 Perth (Australia) - Amplifier / www.amplifiercapitol.com.au + Voyager
05.02.2016 Brisbane (Australia) - The Brightside / www.thebrightsidebrisbane.com.au + Voyager *
06.02.2016 Melbourne (Australia) - The Evelyn Hotel / www.evelynhotel.com.au + Voyager *
23.03.2016 Tel-Aviv (Israel) - Theatron Tmuna *
31.03.2016 Berlin (Germany) - Musik & Frieden / www.musikundfrieden.de + Voyager & Earthside /Tickets *
01.04.2016 's Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands) - W2 / www.w2.nl + Voyager & Earthside / Tickets
02.04.2016 Helmond, (The Netherlands) - Cacaofabriek / www.cacaofabriek.nl + Voyager & Earthside /Tickets
03.04.2016: Hoofddorp (The Netherlands) - Podium Duycker / www.duycker.nl + Voyager & Earthside /Tickets
05.04.2016 Hamburg (Germany) - Logo / www.logohamburg.de + Voyager & Earthside / Tickets
06.04.2016: Essen (Germany) - Turock / www.turock.de + Voyager & Earthside / Tickets
07.04.2016 Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z7 / www.z-7.ch + Voyager & Earthside / Tickets
08.04.2016 Strasbourg (France) - La Laiterie / www.artefact.org + Voyager & Earthside / Tickets
09.04.2016 Durbuy (Belgium) - Durbuy Rock Festival / www.durbuyrock.be + Voyager & Earthside /Tickets
28.-30.04.2016 Koparvik/Haugesund (Norway) - Karmoygeddon Metal Festival / www.karmoygeddon.no
23.06.2016 Halden (Norway) - Tons Of Rock / www.tonsofrock.no
08.08.2016 Josefov (Czech republic) - Brutal Assault / www.brutalassault.cz
More tourdates in the works...

LEPROUS have been recently been nominated for the Spellemannprisen, the Norwegian Grammy award, for their latest album "The Congregation" in the category "Best Metal Album" alongside Enslaved, Tsjuder and Kampfar. The ceremony takes place in Oslo / Norway tomorrow, January 30th, so check more details here: http://www.spellemann.no 

Einar Solberg / LEPROUS (Lead Vocals & Synth) commented about the band's nomination: 
"The Congregation" has been well approved by both fans, press, our label(s), agents, promoters a.o., but it's something special to receive recognition from Norway's most important music award! Ever since I was a kid, I've been watching "Spellemannsprisen" on the television, so it's quite surrealistic that we're suddenly one of the nominees. For us it's a big thing. just to be nominated, but of course we wound't have anything against it, landing in our camp."

In other news, LEPROUS have been featured with an interesting interview shot during their latest European tour in the latest episode of FreqsTV's "Into The Machine" on-the-road documentary videos. 
Check out the feature here: https://youtu.be/DTAsVeos4Bg 

LEPROUS previously unveiled a lyric video created by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media for the album track "Slave". Check it out here: https://youtu.be/2GWPzBXNY2g 

A video clip directed by David Solbjørg and Kjetil Kolbjørnsrud of Twitchy Films for the album's opening track "The Price", can be seen here: https://youtu.be/0G9Qd_84YZs

Also, check out the track "Rewind" here: 

"The Congregation" entered the official national sales charts in several European countries upon release, as follows: Germany # 78, The Netherlands # 66, Belgium (Flemish) # 167 and Finland # 39.

"The Congregation" is available as standard Jewelcase CD, Digital Download as well as on limited editions as Mediabook CD and 2LP (On black vinyl or limited golden or silver colours!) featuring a bonus track entitled "Pixel".

"The Congregation" can be purchased in Europe in its various formats from the following locations:

And also in Germany here:

LEPROUS have recorded the drums, guitars and bass for the album in Sweden's Fascination Street / Ghostward Studios with David Castillo (Katatonia, Opeth) and the vocals together with Heidi Solberg Tveitan & Vegard Tveitan at Mnemosyne Studios in Norway. Just like the preceding albums "Bilateral" and "Coal", "The Congregation" was mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Symphony X, Kreator). The album's artwork was created by Nihil / www.nihil.fr 

A comprehensive making-of studio video for "The Congregation" can be now seen here: 

LEPROUS online:
www.leprous.net/mobile (mobile website)

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Nemesea - New studio album UPRISE

We're proud of what we've achieved over the last few months and we can't wait
to share and hear what you think of it.

Below you'll find the release date, pre-order date,
link to a teaser video and tracklisting of UPRISE.

Release date: April 29
Seems like a long way away but we'll be working hard in the meantime
We've made a counter for you so you can countdown with us until the release date:


1. Hear me
2. Twilight
3. Forever
4. Let it burn
5. Time to make it
6. Can't believe it
7. Light up the sky
8. Get out
9. Bones
10. Hold on
11. The way I feel   Ac. version(Bonus Track)
12. Broken.          Ac. version (Bonus Track)
13. If you could     Ac. version (Bonus Track)
14. No more          Alternate version (Bonus Track)

To satisfy your ears you can check out the teaser below.

We would love to hear what you think. Leave us a message!
Check out the teaser...

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Status Quo - The Last Night Of The Electrics

Announcing the 2016 "The Last Night Of The Electrics" Tour.

Status Quo today announce that their 2016 live shows will represent their last ever full on Electric tour. Following a final high profile European tour, which will start in October and include UK dates in December 2016, no further electric tours will be booked for this legendary band.

Francis Rossi said, "We've talked about it for some time and have decided that it's time for us to hang up the electrics. It's getting harder and harder for us to play those shows. It's 30 years since we last said we were stopping but this is a final decision. It doesn't mean we won't do other things, perhaps the odd special, but we're agreed that the moment has come. There's more to come from us in the years ahead, but we won't tour the electric set ever again".

Rick Parfitt added, "We always thought we'd see a red light when it was time to stop. The show hurts now, physically. It's hard to maintain that level of energy and without that it's not really a Quo show. So we don't feel we should continue. This is definitely the end of our lives on the road with the electric set, life won't be the same for us – or many of the fans – but we can't go on at this pace any more".

"The Last Night Of The Electrics" Tour will go on sale in February 2016. Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andy Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards and Leon Cave will plug back in and bring their thunderous electric live show back to the nation's venues for the last time. Packed with hits, both new and old, taken from that unbelievable back catalogue. If you love Status Quo, you need to be there; if you've never before seen this truly legendary act play a full full-throttle no-nonsense electric set, you need to be there!

These tour dates will truly be the end of an era as Status Quo turn their back on constantly touring their fabled electric live set. Since first charting in 1967 the band have become a truly iconic and massively influential rock act. The world of music will not be the same once the dust has settled from "The Last Night Of The Electrics" Tour.
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Vivaldi Metal Project: Book you album now and get VIP access!

The all-metal-stars VIVALDI METAL PROJECT is a 
Symphonic-Metal remake of
Antonio Vivaldi's legendary masterwork

The project involves 70+ world-famous musicians from all around the globe such as: 

Rick Wakeman (YES), Rob Rock (Impellitteri), Mark Boals (Y. Malmsteen), Edu Falaschi (Angra/Almah), Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation), Rolf Pilve (Stratovarius), Michael Lepond (SymphonyX), John Macaluso (ARK/TNT), Mark Cross (Scorpions/Firewind), Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork), Chris Caffery (Savatage), Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire/Angra), Dani Loeble (Helloween), Victor Smolski (Rage/Almanac), Marco Sfogli (J. LaBrie), Mark Wood (Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Andreas Passmark (Royal Hunt), Steve Di Giorgio (Testament), Anna Portalupi (Tarja), Atma Anur (T. MacAlpine/G. Howe), Martijn Peters (Stream of Passion), Fabio D'Amore (Serenity) Tommy Denander (Radioactive/Toto), Milan Polak, Henrik Klingenberg (Sonata Arctica) and many more! 

Moreover, the project features the "Sinfonietta Consonus Symphonic Orchestra" (Poland) and the "Academic Choir Angel Manolov" (Bulgaria). 

Concept and production by Mistheria. Co-produced by Alberto Rigoni. The album release is set on 2nd quarter of 2016.

BOOK YOUR ALBUM NOW and get also VIP ACCESS to exclusive updates, audio and video!

The Vivaldi Metal Project announced a crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMusic with the album pre-sales (will be available as mp3 for digital download or USB key and on CD) and various additional exclusive options such as autographed CDs, CD boxes, Skype interviews, online lessons and shows. A part of donations will be used for charity purposes to "Lega Del Filo D'Oro" to help multi-impaired children. 

More information is available at this location:

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domingo, janeiro 31, 2016


New tracks "Familiar Patterns," "Willow Tree" streaming online
ENGLAND - Bruce Soord, the frontman and creative force behind The Pineapple Thief, has released his self-titled debut solo album on Kscope. The new album can be purchased now on iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bruce-soord/id1051861503 and through the Kscope webstore at: www.kscopemusic.com/store.

Fans can here the first track "Familiar Patterns" on YouTube at:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYBB2iHfutE&feature=youtu.be and SoundCloud at:

Bruce Soord was recorded during the summer of 2015 at Soord's U.K. studio. All the tracks were written and performed by Soord with Darran Charles (Godsticks) playing additional guitar.
Having wanted to make a solo album for many years, Soord found himself taking surprising paths to create this record; here he has explored the softer, dreamier side of his song-writing - more acoustic in nature, while retaining depth in its arrangement.

Revisiting his life to find inspiration for the songs, this record is a celebration of the past as much as it is an epitaph of times past. While the songs describe a sense of the past that has been lost, it is also pays homage to Soord's wonderful and artistically decaying childhood town.

Soord recently premiered the songs live with a U.K. tour supporting label mates Sweet Billy Pilgrim.

1. Black Smoke
2. Buried Here
3. The Odds
4. A Thousand Daggers
5. Willow Tree
6. Born In Dilusion
7. Field Day Part 1
8. Field Day Part 2
9. Familiar Patterns
10. Leaves Leave Me

Soord's mainstay band The Pineapple Thief, which he founded in 1999, has continued to evolve and refine its sound and is seen by many as one of the most interesting and innovative rock bands the U.K. has produced in recent years. Albums like Magnolia(2014), All the Wars (2012) and Someone Here Is Missing (2010) have made the band's reputation and fan base stronger, gathering interest from a wider spectrum of alternative rock followers. Bruce Soord also collaborates with other Kscope artists, joining forces with Katatonia's Jonas Renkse on the 2013 Wisdom of Crowds project and joining Katatonia on its Dethroned & Uncrowned Unplugged acoustic European tour. Soord is also working on various other projects creating 5.1 mixes, including the new TesseracT album Polaris and remixing Opeth's album Deliverance.

Stay tuned for more information on Bruce Soord and his self-titled debut solo album, out now on Kscope.

Bruce Soord online... 
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A Previously Unreleased Live Album From Mercurial Bauhaus Frontman Peter Murphy To Be Released By Cleopatra Records!

Los Angeles, CA - Peter Murphy is one of the most revered and recognizable figures in the dark side of art rock, having fronted the legendary gothic post-punk quartet Bauhaus in the late '70s and early '80s before pursuing a distinctive and creatively rich solo career starting in 1986. His success as a solo artist, amazingly enough, nearly eclipsed his previous stint with singles such as "Indigo Eyes" and the massive smash hit "Cuts You Up" elevating Murphy to center stage before a larger audience than he could have ever imagined possible. And it was indeed on the stage where Murphy truly shined, investing every phrase and note of his vast repertoire with unparalleled passion and poise. At the turn of the century, Murphy would take a moment to reflect on his solo career, releasing a greatest hits compilation calledWild Birds and embarking on an extensive world tour where he brought many of those highlights to life on stage. 

Now a superb double album capturing a single, majestic and magical evening on that tour - one April 4, 2000 at the House Of Blues in Los Angeles - will be made available for the first time on both CD and vinyl this February 12 courtesy of Cleopatra Records. Wild Birds Live Tour features incredible and haunting live versions of "Cuts You Up," "Indigo Eyes," "A Strange Kind Of Love," "Marlene Dietrich's Favourite Poem" and many more! The 2CD set comes in a super deluxe mini LP-style gatefold digipak while the double vinyl package comes in both white and black vinyl.

Track List:
1. Final Solution
2. Scarlet Thing In You
3. Wild Birds
4. Mirror To My Woman's Mind
5. Subway
6. Disappearing
7. Deep Ocean Vast Sea
8. I'll Fall On Your Knife
9. Crystal Wrists
10. The Sweetest Drop

1. Hit Song
2. Indigo Eyes
3. Marlene Dietrich's Favourite Poem
4. A Strange Kind Of Love
5. Cuts You Up
6. Surrendered
7. Roll Call - Recall
8. Huuvola

Download on iTunes: http://flyt.it/PeterMurphyDig

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quinta-feira, janeiro 28, 2016

Symphonic Rock Icons Renaissance To Tour The US & UK In Support of New DVD Release “Live at The Union Chapel”

Symphonic rock icons Renaissance featuring legendary singer Annie Haslam will be performing in the US & UK in support of their new DVD release "Live at The Union Chapel"! Filmed at The Union Chapel in London UK on April 16, 2015 by Paul Green Productions, with lighting by Russell 'Tigger' Matthews, the DVD features Renaissance performing such favorite classics as "Carpet of the Sun", "Ocean Gypsy", "Mother Russia", "Ashes are Burning" and newer pieces "Symphony of Light" and "Grandine il Vento" to an ecstatic audience! The DVD is NTSC all-region, with LPCM stereo and Dolby Digital surround audio tracks. A Blu-Ray version is planned in 2016.

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/0xVnuRTzN60

Renaissance Winter 2016 US & UK Tour Dates:

Feb 12 - The Birchmere - Alexandria, VA - tickets
Feb 13 - Keswick Theatre - Glenside, PA - tickets
Feb 19 - The Newton Theatre -  Newton, NJ - tickets
Feb 26 -  Renaissance on the Moody Blues Cruise Miami, FL - tickets

UK - (dates April 17 through 26 with Curved Air)
April 14 - Trading Boundaries - Fletching
April 15 - Trading Boundaries - Fletching
April 17 - Opera House - Buxton
April 18 - The Stables - Milton Keynes
April 19 - Robin 2 - Wolverhampton
April 20 - Academy - Newcastle
April 21 - ABC - Glasgow
April 24 - Academy - Bournemouth
April 26 - Shepherds Bush Empire - London

Renaissance is a band with a rich history unique unto themselves as progressive rock pioneers who rose from the ashes of the seminal UK rock band, The Yardbirds. Acclaimed for their unique blending of progressive rock with classical and symphonic influences, the band's career has spanned forty plus years spearheaded by the 5 octave voice of Annie Haslam and the masterful songwriting skills of Michael Dunford. They are widely considered to be the band that most successfully and routinely utilized the sound of a full orchestra in their recordings.

In the early years Renaissance toured Europe extensively. It wasn't long before influential progressive rock stations in the US, such as WNEW (NYC), WMMR (Philadelphia) and WHFS (Washington) were turning on America to Renaissance. Before too long the band started thrilling concertgoers on the world's most distinguished stages, from Carnegie Hall in NYC with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, to the Royal Albert Hall in London with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Chorale Society. In 1978 they had a top ten hit in the UK with 'Northern Lights', which has become a classic radio favorite, still demanding regular airplay to this day.

The band eventually disbanded in the late 1980's at which time Annie Haslam launched a solo career. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the original founding of Renaissance, Michael and Annie in 2009 decided to form a new touring band. More recently they have toured the UK, Belgium, Holland, Israel, Portugal, North America, Canada, Japan and South Korea and produced their first album in 13 years entitled "Symphony of Light". The album is a testament to the unforgettable melodies that Michael Dunford infused into his work, Michael died prematurely in 2012.

Renaissance toured Europe in April 2015, the first in over 35 years! The tour was very successful and the fans loved every minute!

The current personnel of Renaissance include: Annie Haslam lead vocals, Rave Tesar keyboards, Tom Brislin keyboards, Mark Lambert acoustic guitars, Leo Traversa bass guitar, and Frank Pagano drums.

Watch Renaissance's new video for Cry to the World: https://youtu.be/finJd6nNo84

To purchase Renaissance "Live at The Union Chapel" DVD: http://renaissancetouring.com/store ;
The DVD will also be sold through Amazon. A signed copy by Annie Haslam will be available through Renaissance online store. 
The Audio version of Renaissance "Live at The Union Chapel" will be available at Renaissance online store, Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Rdio, Deezer, Tidal, YouTube Music, Microsoft Groove, and MediaNet
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quarta-feira, janeiro 27, 2016

“An Evening With Wild Man Fischer” To Be Released On CD For The First Time Ever!

For Immediate Release

"An Evening With Wild Man Fischer" To Be Released On CD For The First Time Ever!

London, UK - For the first time ever, legendary underground classic "An Evening With Wild Man Fischer" produced by Frank Zappa will be released on CD by Gonzo Multimedia! The album has been out of print for decades and original vinyl copies are highly sought after!

Born Larry Wayne Fischer in Los Angeles, California, Wild Man Fischer was institutionalized at age 16, and later diagnosed with two mental disorders, severe paranoid schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Following his escape from the hospital (he said no one ever bothered to take him back there), Fischer wandered Los Angeles singing his songs a capella for 10 cents each to passers-by. Discovered on the street by Frank Zappa, with whom he recorded his first album in 1968, Fischer became an underground concert favorite. Zappa was responsible for Fischer's initial foray into the business of recorded music, an album called "An Evening with Wild Man Fischer", which contained 36 tracks, some of which contained musical accompaniment by Zappa and some of the Mothers of Invention members, and others featured Wild Man Fischer solo.

The CD will be released on January 29, 2016

Disc One

The Basic Fischer

1. Merry-Go-Round
2. New Kind of Songs for Sale
3. I'm Not Shy Anymore
4. Are You from Clovis
5. The Madness of Ecstacy Larry's Songs (unaccompanied)
6. Which Way Did the Freaks Go
7. I'm Working for the Federal Bureau Of Narcotics
8. The Leaves Are Falling
9. 85 Times
10. Cops and Robbers
11. Monkeys Versus Donkeys
12. Start Life over Again
13. The Mope
14. Life Brand New
15. Who Did It Johnny
16. Think of Me When Your Clothes Are Off
17. Taggy Lee
18. Rhonda
19. I Looked Around You
20. Jennifer Jones

Disc Two

Some Historical Notes

1. The Taster
2. Story of the Taster
3. The Rocket Rock
4. Explanation and Dialog
5. Dream Girl
6. Dream Girl Explanation
7. Serrano Beach
8. Success Will Not Make Me Happy
9. Wild Man on the Strip Again

In Conclusion

10. Why Am I Normal
11. Wild Man Fischer Story
12. Balling Isn't Everything
13. Ugly Beautiful Girl
14. Larry and His Guitar
15. Circle
16. Larry Under Pressure

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Wishbone Ash - News From The Road

So we're deep into the 2016 Road Warriors Tour for Wishbone Ash. Holland is a distant memory (we had a great time there) and we're well into snowy days traveling the autobahns of Germany venue by venue.

We're gradually heading east and the temperature is dropping but not the audience numbers. On the contrary, our agents keep telling us that it's quite remarkable how so few bands can tour consistently year after year like Wishbone Ash does AND with such a loyal audience support. For that we thank YOU!

We'll have a short break in the middle of it all to play the Monsters of Rock show in Minehead. The folks there are doing a great job bringing in some good rock acts and we'll be looking forward to our 11.30pm slot there. Just hope you guys can stay awake for us!

After that, the band will all chill out at their respective homes in the UK except for Pauline and I. We'll be visiting friends and family in the UK and also taking in a few theatre productions, the London scene being so much cheaper than what we're used to in New York. Then it's back on a plane to Vienna to rendevous with the band for the ongoing dates. We are really looking forward to those - Austria, Switzerland and Poland where the audiences are always so warm, unlike the weather this time of year. Before all of that, we're going to the Vienna Opera House, not for some Queen tribute show, as you might think but actual opera. I'm totally psyched because, like my old dad, I have a soft spot for the genre and what better place to experience it than there in Vienna.

On to more down to earth matters; 100 pre-release copies of the brand new Wishbone Ash DVD "Live In Paris" are now available on the webstore. First come, first served!
Please note that these are in the PAL format (for Europe) and very fine quality they are too.

We have some US copies remaining which can be delivered in early March. If you'd like to be on the list to get hold of one of those please check out this link.

There are also 30 copies left of the limited edition Metropolis Live Vinyl recording. These are the only remaining copies of a strictly limited pressing and when they're gone, they're gone. Don't miss the opportunity to own a true Wishbone Ash collectors' item - a recording of the band from last year's invited audience presentation at one of London's last great remain commercial studios.

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V-Promotion is proud to announce the release of the Ep "Voices" by La Strange


V-Promotion is proud to announce the release of the Ep "Voices" by La Strange.

Angela Castellani, aka "LA Strange" started her career as a vocalist, singing in local cover bands where she began to build a reputation that led to work as a session singer for various dance productions. Along side this she began writing her own songs and started  performing her own material at many well attended gigs and earning herself a loyal following before meeting up with UK Producer James D. Bell. A meeting that led to a development deal with All Out Music UK thorough wich her first album was born. 

"Queen of Disguise" is her first full length album which contains 10 tracks, sung in English, and that blend rock catchy melodies with Gothic-romantic atmospheres. La Strange is the actual writer of the songs and lyrics while Mr. James D. Bell wrote all the arrangements.

The originality of the project attracts the attention of magazines such as Rock Hard and Metal Hammer that positively and emphatically review her first job. After the first release, La Strange and her band , Mauro Meneghello on guitar, Tommaso Turella on bass and Paolo Perazzani on drums starts a long live tour period, around Italy and UK. 

In 2015 the singer and the British producer James D. Bell started to work on brand new material releasing the new EP "Voices", wich has been recorded between London and Italy. Four tracks that are the evolution of the rock, dark and dramatic sound of the first album "Queen of Disguise". 

The artwork for the ep cover has been created by the young and talented Italian artist

Elena Caldera, who's well known in UK as a freelance artist at the International Times

magazine. The cover is an allegory of the tragic accident that happened on January 13th

2012 which La Strange survived to the sinking of the Italian ship Costa Concordia.

 "Voices" borns after three years of live gigs in Italy and several tours in England where La Strange and her band have achieved the approval of the audience and of the reviewers.

The new Ep "Voices", has been released on November 14th, 2015 by All Out Music Uk of London.

The promotion and the press office will be managed by V- Promotion www.v-promotion.com

More information about the band and contacts are available here: http://www.lastrangemusic.com

The link to the video of the single "Voices" is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSVksfLRAuw
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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS - Unveil "Sunrise To Sundown" Artwork, Tracklist and more Tour Dates

Swedish vintage style hard rock pioneers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS return with their 9th studio album entitled 'Sunrise To Sundown', which will be released on March 18th, 2016 in Europe as well as March 25th, 2016 in North America via InsideOutMusic.
The album's fantastic cover artwork (which can be now seen above!) has been created by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight13Media (At The Gates, Grave, Arcturus, etc.) and here is the album's tracklisting:

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS - "Sunrise To Sundown"

1. Sunrise To Sundown
2. Diamond Under Pressure
3. What Doesn't Kill You
4. Hard Road
5. Still Hunter
6. No Man's Land
7. I Turn To Stone
8. Dark Light Child
9. Lonely Freedom
10. You've Been Fooled
11. Southern Star
The album's limited edition version will be released as 2CD Mediabook with a bonus disc including 7 tracks (2 covers versions and 5 live songs) and an expanded booklet. The LP format will be on 180gr. vinyl and come in gatefold packaging with a double-sided poster as well as the full standard album on CD as bonus. More details about the album formats and pre-order links will be announced soon...

Just like on their previous two album releases, "Return To Zero" (2010) and "Earth Blues" (2013),SPIRITUAL BEGGARS stellar line-up is consists of bandleader Michael Amott (Arch Enemy, ex Carcass) on guitars, teaming up with Apollo Papathanasio (ex Firewind) on vocals, Sharlee D'Angelo (Arch Enemy, Witchery) on bass, Per Wiberg (Candlemass, ex Opeth) on keyboards as well as Ludwig Witt (Grand Magus, Firebird) on drums.
After a busy couple of last years with Arch Enemy, Michael Amott and his bandmates have once again found the availability and inspiration to lay down 11 dynamic and uplifting new songs, which not only easily demonstrate how much on top of their game SPIRITUAL BEGGARS still are after over 20 years of activities, but also add a fresh and spontaneous vibe to their impressive catalogue.
Supporting the release of 'Sunrise To Sundown', SPIRITUAL BEGGARS will also be hitting the road on the following club-dates as well as festivals (* New shows since last update!):
27.03.2016 Schijndel (The Netherlands) - Paaspop *
28.03.2016 Köln (Germany) - Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld
29.03.2016 Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos-Saal
31.03.2016 Leipzig (Germany) - Hellraiser
01.04.2016 Hamburg (Germany) - Logo
02.04.2016 Essen (Germany) - Turock
04.04.2016 Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z7
06.04.2016 Kortrijk (Belgium) - De Kreun
07.04.2016 Rouen (France) - Le 106
08.04.2016 Brest (France) - Sale Odissey / Plougarock Festival Warm Up *
09.04.2016 Nantes (France) Le Ferrailleur *
10.04.2016 Paris (France) - Backstage By The Mill
12.04.2016 Munich (Germany) - Strom
14.04.2016 Karlsruhe (Germany) - Substage
28.04.2016 Berlin (Germany) - Desert Fest
08.07.2016 Oulu (Finland) - Jalometalli Festival
09.07.2016 Ballenstedt (Germany) - Rock Harz Festival
More dates to be announced soon...
A first single for 'Sunrise To Sundown' will be released soon, so stay tuned....

In the meantime, feel free to check back to two videos launched for the previous album "Earth Blues":
"Turn The Tide" here: http://youtu.be/tvi2V6mFlYM


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