sábado, abril 22, 2017

Rick Wakeman Launches Pre-Sale Campaign on PledgeMusic For “Crimes of Passion” Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set


London - Keyboard legend Rick Wakeman has launched a pre-sale campaign on PledgeMusic for a very special limited edition Deluxe Box Set of his soundtrack "Crime of Passion". 

Originally released in 1984 "Crimes of Passion" was directed by Ken Russell and starred Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, John Laughlin and Annie Potts. The film explores themes of human relationships and mental illness. A mix of sex and suspense. 

"Working with Ken Russell was not only a highlight in my musical life but also a great learning time for me as well….Ken truly understood film and film music like no other. He knew what he wanted, but after telling you then expected you to take his ideas to another level.

"He was always involved and came to stay with me during my writing period. He would listen and make suggestions. He would always be complimentary if you did something he really liked and if he felt something wasn't working musically he would discuss it with you and explain what he needed for the film.

"I learned so much from Ken and to this day I feel it is a tragedy that in his later years film companies didn't give him more opportunities to show off his talents.

" 'Crimes of Passion' is a much deeper film than it has ever been given credit for. It took many years before 'Lisztomania' became cult and recognised for the clever film it was and I class 'Crimes of Passion' in a similar way…

"With every film Ken ever made the viewer and listener has to immerse themselves into every crevice of the work and may take multiple viewings before his genius is truly absorbed." - Rick Wakeman, New York April 2017 

There will only be 250 of this deluxe edition manufactured and each will contain a signed and numbered certificate. There will also be additional signed items and exclusive experiences as part of this pre-order campaign. 

Box Set Content:
CD
DVD/BluRay 
Signed / numbered Certificate
8 x Repro Lobby Cards A6
Repro Japanese Press Pack
A3 Repro poster
Repro Press Release

Release date 2nd June 2017

For more information and to pre-order please visit this PledgeMusic link:

About PledgeMusic:
PledgeMusic is the leading global direct-to-fan platform dedicated to empowering artists, labels and brands to build communities, fund and pre-sell recordings, and provide unique experiences and exclusives throughout the entire music production and promotion lifecycle. PledgeMusic was named as one of The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Music for "Helping artists and fans get what they want". – Fast Company

Rick Wakeman's official website: http://www.rwcc.com
(Catch Rick on tour with YES Featuring Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman - http://www.yesfeaturingarw.com/)

Roger Waters - "Is This the Life We Really Want?"

sexta-feira, abril 21, 2017

KANSAS TO CARRY ON LEFTOVERTURE 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR TO EVEN MORE SELECT U.S. CITIES


SEXTUPLE-PLATINUM ALBUM TO BE PERFORMED IN ITS ENTIRETY 

FINAL U.S. DATES FOR LEFTOVERTURE 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 

NEW STUDIO ALBUM THE PRELUDE IMPLICIT OUT NOW

March 23rd, 2017 - KANSAS will be expanding their highly successful Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour to more parts of the United States in the fall of 2017! Billboard announced the expansion of the tour in an exclusive article and interview here: http://bit.ly/2msBQCh

For the first time in its 43-year history, the band is performing the hit album in its entirety. The tour showcases more than two hours of classic KANSAS music including hit songs, deep cuts, and new songs from their new album, The Prelude Implicit.
Based on incredible demand, dates have been confirmed for a final U.S. leg of the Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour across cities such as San Francisco, CA; San Diego, CA; Houston, TX; Minneapolis, MN; Topeka, KS; Champaign, IL; Wichita, KS; Knoxville, TN; Toledo, OH; Jacksonville, FL; and many more.

"We are having so much fun doing these Leftoverture 40th Anniversary shows, we just want to keep doing them," comments KANSAS guitarist and original member Richard Williams. "We had no idea when we started doing these, last fall, that they would be so popular. When we first started discussing this concept, we were just hoping to be able to do ten of these type shows. We would not have predicted we would end up doing nearly 70 of them. I can't think of a better way to wrap up 2017, before taking a break from the road at the beginning of 2018, to record a new studio album."

Tickets for most new tour dates can be purchased starting on March 31. More information is available at www.kansasband.com. Additional presale and VIP package information will be available at the band's Facebook page www.facebook.com/kansasband.

In 1976, KANSAS released the album Leftoverture. Containing the smash hit and million- selling single "Carry On Wayward Son," along with fan favorites such as "The Wall," "Miracles Out Of Nowhere," and "What's On My Mind," Leftoverture became the band's breakthrough album. The album peaked at #5 on Billboard's Album charts and reached sextuple-platinum status with more than six million copies sold. They are performing the album in its entirety on this tour.

The Prelude Implicit, the band's most recent album, which was released on September 23rd, marked KANSAS' biggest selling week in the Soundscan era, and the highest charting release since Power (1986). The album reached #14 on the Top 200 album chart, #41 on the Billboard 200, #5 for Rock Albums, #6 for Physical Albums, #17 on the Vinyl Albums chart and more. The Prelude Implicit is now available for purchase in stores and online at Best Buy, Amazon, Apple Music, FYE, Barnes & Noble, Wal-Mart, Spotify and Independent Record Shops.

Links to select retailers can be found below:
Amazon - http://amzn.to/2cWwNRp
Best Buy - http://bit.ly/2da7bBI
iTunes/Apple Music - http://apple.co/2aSjBQc
Wal-Mart - http://bit.ly/2d2Fgog
Independent Record Shops - http://recordstoreday.com/Stores
Spotify - http://spoti.fi/2b0Oi3j
Google Play http://bit.ly/2asRFhn

2017 LEFTOVERTURE 40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES:
March 24        Salina, KS             The Stiefel Theatre - SOLD OUT
March 25        Tulsa, OK              The Brady Theater
March 31        Des Moines,           IA Hoyt Sherman Place - SOLD OUT
April 1            Peoria, IL              Peoria Civic Center Theater
April 7            Louisville, KY         Louisville Palace
April 9            Charleston, WV     The Clay Center
April 18          Denver, CO           The Paramount
April 20          Salt Lake City, UT  Delta Hall at Eccles Theatre
April 22          Las Vegas, NV       The Smith Center - Reynolds Hall
April 23          Chandler, AZ         Chandler Center for the Arts
April 26          Los Angeles, CA     The Wiltern
April 28          Portland, OR          Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
April 29          Seattle, WA           Moore Theater
July 16           Loreley, Germany   Night of the Prog Festival
 
NEWLY ADDED 2017 LEFTOVERTURE 40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES:
August 25         Shreveport, LA            Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
August 26         Baton Rouge, LA         Baton Rouge River Center Theatre
September 8     Santa Rosa, CA           Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
September 9     Stockton, CA               Bob Hope Theatre
September 12   San Francisco, CA        Warfield Theatre
September 13   Thousand Oaks, CA      Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
September 15   Bakersfield, CA            Fox Theater
September 19   San Diego, CA             Poway Center for the Arts
September 21   Wichita Falls, TX          Memorial Auditorium Wichita Falls
September 22   Amarillo, TX                Amarillo Civic Center
September 29   Corpus Christi, TX        Selena Auditorium
September 30   Houston, TX                Cullen Performance Hall
October 6         Topeka, KS                  Topeka Performing Arts Center
October 7         Sioux City, IA              Orpheum Theatre
October 13       Champaign, IL             The Virginia Theatre*
October 14       Evansville, IN               Victory Theatre**
October 20       Dodge City, KS             United Wireless Center
October 21       Wichita, KS                  Hartman Arena
October 27       Knoxville, TN                Knoxville Civic Auditorium
October 28       Huntsville, AL               Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
November 3     Saginaw, MI                 Dow Events Center Theater
November 4     Toledo, OH                   Stranahan Theater
November 10   Waukegan, IL               Genesee Theatre
November 11   Appleton, WI                Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
November 17   Madison, WI                 Capitol Theater
November 18   Minneapolis, MN            State Theatre
November 24   Buffalo, NY                   University at Buffalo Center for the Arts
November 25   Akron, OH                    The Goodyear Theater
December 1     North Charleston, SC     North Charleston Performing Arts Center
December 2     Jacksonville, FL             Florida Theatre
December 8     Pembroke Pines, FL       Pembroke Pines City Center
December 9     The Villages, FL            Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center

*Public On Sale is April 7 at 10AM local time
**Public On Sale is April 14 at 10AM local time

For more information on KANSAS and the Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour,
please visit:
www.kansasband.com
www.facebook.com/kansasband
www.twitter.com/kansasband

Press Contact:
J.R. Rees | KANSAS Management Office
jerees@gmail.com
 
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www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic  
www.twitter.com/InsideOutUSA
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The Doors Guitar Legend Robby Krieger To Play Select US Dates!



The Doors guitar legend Robby Krieger will be playing select US dates beginning in April! A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee (with The Doors), Krieger wrote or co-wrote many of the Doors' songs, including the hits "Light My Fire", "Love Me Two Times", "Touch Me", and "Love Her Madly". After the Doors disbanded, Krieger continued his performing and recording career with other musicians including former Doors band mates John Densmore and Ray Manzarek. Robby is listed by Rolling Stone as one of the greatest guitarists of all time!

Tour dates:
April 22, 2017 - Newton, NJ - Newton Theatre
April 23, 2017 - Ardmore, PA - Ardmore Music Hall
May 5, 2017 - Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live
May 6, 2017 - Detroit, MI - The Filmore Detroit
May 7, 2017 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
May 27, 2017 - Simi Valley, CA - Rancho Santa Susana Community

Robert Alan Krieger, born January 8, 1946, in Los Angeles, is a musical performer and The Doors guitarist. He attended UCLA. "The first music I heard that I liked was Peter and the Wolf. I accidentally sat and broke the record (I was about seven). Then I listened to rock 'n' roll – I listened to the radio a lot – Fats Domino, Elvis, The Platters.

"There was lots of classical music in my house. My father liked march music. There was a piano at home. I studied trumpet at ten, but nothing came of it. Then I started playing blues on the piano? no lessons though. When I was fifteen, I started playing guitar. I used my friend's guitar. I didn't get my own until I was sixteen. It was a Mexican flamenco guitar. I took flamenco lessons for a few months. I switched around from folk to flamenco to blues to rock 'n' roll.

"Records got me into the blues. Some of the newer rock 'n' roll, such as the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. If it hadn't been for Butterfield going electric, I probably wouldn't have gone rock 'n' roll.

I didn't plan on rock 'n' roll. I wanted to learn jazz; I got to know some people doing rock 'n' roll with jazz, and I thought I could make money playing music. In rock 'n' roll you can realize anything that you can in jazz or anything. There's no limitation other than the beat. You have more freedom than you do in anything except jazz.

"In The Doors we have both musicians and poets, and both know of each other's art, so we can effect a synthesis. In the case of Tim Buckley or Dylan you have one man's ideas. Most groups today aren't groups. In a true group all the members create the arrangements among themselves."


Robby Krieger - In Session:
Buy the CD here:
Buy the digital version here:
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“JOE BONAMASSA LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL – AN ACOUSTIC EVENING” RELEASED ON FRIDAY 23rd JUNE 2017

Pre-Order the CD, DVD, Blu-Ray and Vinyl from


On January 21-22nd, 2016 world-renowned platinum-selling and Grammy nominated blues-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Joe Bonamassa performed two unique all-acoustic shows at the iconic Carnegie Hall in New York City. Both performances were filmed and made into "Joe Bonamassa Live At Carnegie Hall - An Acoustic Evening", which will be released on CD, DVD, Blu-ray and Vinyl on Friday 23rd June 2017. 

"Joe Bonamassa Live At Carnegie Hall - An Acoustic Evening" is an evening of extraordinary music with new arrangements of favourite songs as well as brand new, never-before-heard songs. 

The line-up is completed with Reese Wynans (piano), Anton Fig (Drums) Eric Bazilian (mandolin, hurdy-gurdy, saxophone, acoustic guitar, vocals), and three Australian backing vocalists, Mahalia Barnes, Juanita Tippins and Gary Pinto. 

Bonamaasa comments: "Despite being among the most ambitious things I've done – I played with a 9 piece acoustic band – It came out great. It was a typical Joe freak show." 

Click here to read the official press page and download hi-res photos - www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/joebonamassa/carnegiehall.htm

"JOE BONAMASSA LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL – AN ACOUSTIC EVENING" – TRACKLISTING

1.       This Train
2.       Drive
3.       The Valley Runs
4.       Dust Bowl
5.       Driving Towards The Daylight
6.       Black Lung Heartache
7.       Blue And Evil
8.       Livin' Easy
9.       Get Back My Tomorrow
10.   Mountain Time
11.   How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live
12.   Song Of Yesterday
13.   Woke Up Dreaming
14.   Hummingbird
15.   The Rose 

Watch and embed the trailer for the live album from YouTube – https://youtu.be/d4wvzmowZyc
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Bjørn Riis and his new album Forever Comes to an End



Airbag co-founder, songwriter and lead guitarist, Bjørn Riis will release his second solo album, Forever Comes to an End, in May 2017. The album is the follow-up to the highly acclaimed and awarded debut, Lullabies in a Car Crash.
Forever Comes to an End feature seven songs, with inspiration from classic rock, prog and movie scores. Bjørn's unique guitar playing has a centre role, with soaring leads, heavy riffs and beautiful textures.
Lyrically, the album deals with broken relationships and loss and the emotional duality between resentment and forgiving.
 
The album is very much a tribute to all of Bjørn's musical influences. From the dark and dirty riffs of Toni Iommi and Zakk Wylde, to the emotional playing of David Gilmour and Steven Rothery. The melodic and sombre voice of Steven Wilson and Tim Bowness and the cinematic landscapes of composers like Thomas Newman and John Barry.
 
Forever Comes to an End feature appearances from Airbag's Henrik Fossum (drums) and Asle Tostrup (programming), Simen Valldal Johannessen from Oak (piano) and Norwegian singer, Sichelle Mcmeo Aksum (vocals).
 
Norwegian photographer Kjetil Karlsen, has provided the front cover image, taken in beautiful Beisfjord near Narvik in Northern Norway. Design and layout is by Asle Tostrup.

DISCOGRAPHY
"Lullabies in a Car Crash" (CD/VINYL, Karisma Records, 2014)
"Forever Comes to an End" (CD/VINYL, Karisma Records, 2017)

SELLING POINTS
·       2'nd album from Airbag composer and guitarist Bjørn Riis
·       The album is engineered by Vegard Kleftås Sleipnes and produced by Bjørn Riis.
·       Bjørn Riis is a respected guitarist, and has a huge following on his guitar page Gilmourish.com
·       Ads in all relevant press
 
TRACKLIST
1.      Forever Comes to an End
2.      Absence
3.      The Waves
4.      Getaway
5.      Calm
6.      Winter
7.      Where are You Now

Band website: www.bjornriis.com
Label website: www.karismarecords.no
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MOSTLY AUTUMN - SIGHT OF DAY IN CHARTS

MOSTLY AUTUMN RECORDS


ight of Day the general release single version is now released and we're over the moon with how it seems to have been received.  It has entered the BBC Rock charts at number 6 and the independent album charts at number 26  . Yeah!!!!  Thanks so much to everyone who has bought it. It is available to buy or download online and is in all good record shops.

Meanwhile, the first concert at The Crescent in York went well we thought, good venue and great sound too! Now it's off to see our friends in NL and Germany - looking forward to that.
It would be great to see you all on the road (see below for dates) - it's going to be an amazing year.
 
See Mostly Autumn Live...

 

APRIL
21   MUZIEKCENTRUM DE BOSUIL WEERT NL
22  P60 AMSTELVEEN NL 
23  ZENTRUM ALTENBERG OBERHAUSEN GERMANY   18.00 hrs start MAY
12  THE WHARF TAVISTOCK 
13  THE ENGINE ROOMS  SOUTHAMPTON 
14  THE GLOBE CARDIFF JUNE
04  ROBIN 2 MOUNT PLEASANT BILSTON
09  CIVIC HALL NANTWICH   
25 SSE HYDRO GLASGOW  (SUPPORT FOR RITCHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW) SEPTEMBER
03  O2 ACADEMYISLINGTONLONDON 
16  THE ASSEMBLYLEAMINGTON 
23  Grand Opera House  YORK  TICKETS ON SALE SOON NOVEMBER
04  THE CITADEL ST HELENS    TICKETS ON SALE SOON
16  HRH PROG PWLLHELI (TBC)
23  FRUIT  62-63 Humber Street   HULL 
26  THE FERRY  GLASGOW  DECEMBER
01  SPIRIT OF 66 VERVIERS BELGIUM   TICKETS ON SALE SOON
02  DE BOERDERIJZOETERMEER   
09  THE MET BURY    TICKETS ON SALE SOON
10  ROBIN 2MOUNT PLEASANT BILSTON  
14  THE STABLES MILTON KEYNES    TICKETS ON SALE SOON
21  THE WATERFRONT NORWICH 
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Brand New Edensong Music Video Premier (And Tour info)



Last week, the Prog Report premiered our brand new video for "In the Longest of Days"

You can check it for yourself right here :

The video is our first live action music video since 2010's "Beneath the Tide" and we once again teamed up with director Nick Fiore.  This time we traveled up to Vermont and set some stuff on fire.  Also featuring the mystical dancing of Hanna Satterlee.  Enjoy!!

 

Tickets are now available for Edensong/ISD on Tour!

Please visit edensongtheband.com/shows for the latest venue, supporting band,
and ticketing information.

In addition to two very exciting upcoming festival performances at Rosfest in Gettysburg, PA on 5/7 and Terra Incongita in Quebec City, QC on 5/20, Edensong is hitting the road with our good friends in Prog, Imminent Sonic Destruction.  It's our first time playing in a lot of these cities, so please come out and support so we can do this more often.  These are gonna be some epic shows!! 

We're also building our street teams, so if you live near one of the tour stops and would like to help us promote these shows, please shoot us an e-mail.  You shall be justly awarded with our undying appreciation (and maybe some other stuff...)
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Metalmania 2017

After a 9-year hiatus, the biggest indoor metal festival in Eastern Europe - Metalmania, comes back to life. The 23rd edition of this iconic festival will be held on April, 22nd 2017 in Spodek Hall, Katowice (Poland). Metalmania remains true to its formula - one day, two stages, over 20 bands from all around the world and thousands of fans! That's what Metalmania Festival is all about!
 
 
TICKETS:
 
Ticket prices (on the day):
VIP - 375 PLN
Red seats H, J - 280 PLN
Red seats & blue seats (rows I-X) - 215 PLN
Standing floor - 190 PLN
 
Pre-sale:
 
Festival day:
tickets available at EMPiK, Media Markt and Spodek  (gate no 7 between 10.00 - 20.00, cash only)
 
ENTRY
General entry: from 10.00, gate 3
FAN ticket holders, media and guests: from 10.00, gate 7
You can leave and return to the venue with a special wristband
 
PARKING
Parking space available at Strefa Kultury near Spodek.
You can also get to Spodek by tram, lines: 43, 33, 23, 19,16, 13,11,6 (Rondo Stop)
 
CLOAK ROOM / DEPOSIT
Available at the venue, cost: 5 PLN, deposit: 50 PLN
 
FOODTRUCK SECTION
Available outside the venue, accesible with a special wrist band
 
MERCH
Pagan Records, Arachnophobia Records, Old Temple, Unquiet Records, Rock- Files, Rock2Wear, Szataniec, In Rock, Viking Emporium, Rock'n'Roll Tattoo and Piercing
Metal Mind Productions' merch stand with official festival T'shirts, label's CDs/DVDs and merch of the bands performing at the festival
 

ADDITIONAL ATTRACTIONS

- Agnieszka Krysiuk's exhibition
- Concert photos exhibition
- Zbigniew M. Bielak's exhibition
- Meeting with legendary musician Roman Kostrzewski (KAT) - between 12.00 - 15.00 
 
METALMANIA 2017 – PERFORMANCES TIME SCHEDULE:
 
Main Stage:
11.30 - Animations
12.30 - Tygers of Pan Tang
13.30 - Sinister
14.40 - Arcturus
15.50 - Entombed A.D.
17.00 - Vader
18.30 - Sodom
20.00 - Coroner
21.40 - Moonspell
23.25 - Samael
01.15 - Furia
 
Second Stage
11.00 - Mentor
12.00 - Stillborn
13.00 - Thermit
14.10 - In Twilight's Embrace
15.20 - Mord'A'Stigmata
16.30 - Infernal War
17.50 - Thaw
19.20 - Obscure Sphinx
21.00 - Impaled Nazarene
22.40 - CETI
00.35 - Entropia
 
METALMANIA 2017 – SIGNING SESSIONS TIME SCHEDULE:
 
11.00 - Tygers of Pan Tang
15.00 - CETI
15.30 - Impaled Nazarene
16.00 - Sodom
16.30 - Moonspell
17.00 - Arcturus
17.30 - Sinister
18.00 - Entombed A.D.
19.00 - Vader
20.30 - Samael
22.45 - Coroner
 
MORE INFO:
 
Metal Mind Productions

Aisles, opening band for Marillion Weekend in Santiago, Chile




We're happy to announce that we will be opening one of the shows of the Marillion Weekend Chile, to take place between May 19 and 21 at Santiago's Teatro Caupolicán.

Tickets are available HERE.

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Upcoming Shows

FRI MAY 19 - MARILLION WEEKEND, TEATRO CAUPOLICÁN - SANTIAGO, CHILE
SAT AUG 12 - PROG JAZZ FEST, FORO FAUSTO VEGA - MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
WED AUG 16 - UNDERGROUND BAR - SALTILLO, MEXICO
THU AUG 17 - X-STAGE - MONTERREY, MEXICO
FRI AUG 18 - MEXICO CITY - MEXICO*
SAT AUG 19 - QUERÉTARO - MEXICO*
SAT OCT 14 - PROGSTOCK FESTIVAL, UNION COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER - RAHWAY, NJ, USA
FRI OCT 20 - PROGTOBERFEST, REGGIES - CHICAGO, IL, USA

*Venue to be announced.
**More shows in the US will be announced.


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Craving Angel and their new album "Redemption"



Craving Angel was formed in 1984 By Scott Nelson aka Scott T. Schleen (Guitar), Joey Zimilich aka Joey Layte (bass) and Phill Coffman (Drums). The goal was to entertain with high energy cover tunes (AC/DC, Led Zep, UFO, etc) as well as establish original compositions. Craving Angel played the Minneapolis/St. Paul club circuit for six months with a female singer. To my knowledge she was terminated for reasons I cannot describe here. They continued to play for a couple years as a three piece and then I (Buddy Hughes) came along to fill the lead singer spot.

I immediately got us in the studio and produced our first demo with songs from the first CA CD with songs like Match the Power and Dark Horse. We continued to play and recorded a second demo and produced a video for the anthem Lust for Lust. What a great era in music. With the demo and video in hand, we headed west to LA. In 1988-1994, we played and ROCKED the sunset strip. The scene was great. Imagine a kaleidoscope of all the colors shapes and sizes of flyers from bands everywhere. From the whiskey a g0-g0 to Gazzarri's the streets were paved with them and people everywhere and ready to party.

Party we did. Playing clubs like the aforementioned along with The Troubadour, The Roxy, Filthy McNasty's (FM Station), Metal House and on and on. It was probably the best time of my life and the other's as we lived, breathed and played music. We did a lot of recording Scott and I. At one point changing the name to Straight Jacket after a falling out with the rhythm section.

We received great reviews in Music Connection and we were offered contracts. Capital records, Geffen loved the Tune Craving Angel as I entertained and talked with them trying to get a deal.  between the sex, drugs and music at one point firing a bass player because he wouldn't sign the deal with Statue Records. Scott and I parted for a while. I headed back to Minneapolis to connect with family and the music scene back home.

Eventually Scott did the same thing. I compiled The music we recorded during 1986-1994 and secured a distribution deal with Minotauro Records. They were looking to re-release the" Dungeon Fortress of Rock" record. I couldn't secure it with the members of Dungeon so Scott and I worked on the material for Craving Angel and was released in 2014. It is great working with Glenn and Marko, much thanks you fucking ROCK!!!! The album is still selling and getting great reviews and you can get it just about anywhere. Minotauro wanted another album. I met with Scott again and hooked up with Erick Wright. Erick is a great musician and friend and just happened to have a studio using a Windows based app called Reaper. Unfortunately, when Scott was doing some plumbing work he smashed his guitar finger. It never healed right and he had to have surgery. Between that and his family and work obligations we never got it together.

Timing, timing, timing. Insert Jimmy Cassidy (Guitar). Jimmy and I had worked together in a band called Ripface. We connected again and this man is a writing machine. Bringing to my attention that he had a few albums of material. We wasted no time. We had tried out a few drummers. We worked with one guy and he never showed up to record. His mother was always sick and he needed to drive her to the Dr. coincidentally every time there was a session booked.

WOW, Jimmy knows how to play drums to!!!! Jimmy already had the tunes with the guitars, bass recorded. We dumped them on Erick's computer and began the recording process.  Jimmy and I worked on the lyric's and melody's over the summer and came up with some killer tunes that I hope you will enjoy as much as we do.

We worked with Erick as he did the production and as we watched Jimmy playing the drums asking him, why didn't you tell us three months ago that you could play drums! Fucking hilarious.

This was a blast to make and Jimmy, Erick and I will remember the summer of 2016 and how cold it is now January 2017 as I am going tonight to master this CD.
I (Buddy Hughes) am the only original member from the inception of Craving Angel. Working with some of the best people and friends a guy could ask for. Maybe in the future and who knows, maybe all the original members can get together and love, laugh and create another Craving Angel release.
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terça-feira, abril 18, 2017

Metalmania 2017 – signing sessions!

After a 9-year hiatus, the biggest indoor metal festival in Eastern Europe - Metalmania, comes back to life. The 23rd edition of this iconic festival will be held on April, 22nd 2017 in Spodek Hall, Katowice (Poland).
 
Apart from seeing your favourite bands performing on the stage, you will also have a chance to stand face-to-face with them during special signing sessions. The bands will be more than happy to sign your CDs, shirts, body parts etc.
 
Metalmania Festival 2017 - time schedule of signing sessions:
 
11.00 - Tygers of Pan Tang
15.00 - CETI
15.30 - Impaled Nazarene
16.00 - Sodom
16.30 - Moonspell
17.00 - Arcturus
17.30 - Sinister
18.00 - Entombed A.D.
19.00 - Vader
20.30 - Samael
22.45 - Coroner 
 
Metalmania Festival - one of the most important musical events of 2017, a real treat for metal maniacs! Metalmania remains true to its formula - one day, two stages, over 20 bands from all around the world and thousands of fans! That's what Metalmania Festival is all about!
 
Metalmania Festival 2017
22.04.2017
 
Main stage: Animations, Tygers of Pan Tang, Sinister, Arcturus, Furia, Vader, Entombed A.D., Sodom, Coroner, Moonspell, Samael
Second stage: Mentor, Stillborn, Thermit, In Twilight's Embrace, Mord'A'Stigmata, Infernal War, Thaw, Obscure Sphinx, Impaled Nazarene, CETI, Entropia
 
Special guests: Roman Kostrzewski, Aga Krysiuk, Zbigniew M. Bielak
 
Ticket prices (pre-sale):
FAN ticket – 666 PLN (only at shop.metalmind.com.pl)
VIP - 355 PLN
Red seats H, J - 260 PLN
Red seats & blue seats (rows I-X) - 195 PLN
Blue seats (rows XI and up) - 160 PLN
Standing floor - 170 PLN
 
For tickets go to:
shop.metalmind.com.pl, www.ticketpro.pl, www.eventim.pl, www.ebilet.pl, www.biletin.pl,  www.ticketportal.pl
 
More info:
www.metalmind.com.pl/metalmania
www.facebook.com/MetalmaniaFestival/

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Bobby Kimball, Original Singer of TOTO, Returns With New Album “We’re Not In Kansas Anymore”

Los Angeles – Legendary Bobby Kimball, original singer of TOTO,
returns with a very special new studio album "We're Not In Kansas
Anymore". The highly anticipated new album will be released on Purple
Pyramid Records on April 21, 2017.

Says Bobby, "As artists and musicians we live our lives chasing a
dream … the dream of expressing ourselves through the songs we create
and sing. I surrounded myself with some of the best session players
and songwriters in the business, and I feel you can hear and sense
that when you listen to the music. To my fans … I hope that I
delivered an album that can be part of a songbook for your life, as it
is for mine. God Speed."

Kimball's music remains unmistakable - melodious rock with polyphonic
arrangements and a great sound, and his distinctive voice is simply
inimitable! Reteaming with producer John Zaika, WNIKA features stellar
performances by drummer Joel Taylor, keyboardist Derek Sherinian
(Dream Theater, Black Country), Mitchel Forman and more!

Says John Zaika, "I produced and co-wrote a project with Bobby Kimball
in 1999, 'All I Ever Needed.' We've stayed in touch ever since. When
the opportunity to write and produce a second project for this
incredible singer and artist came along, I was excited to be involved.
I knew it needed to have great songs, sound fresh, and stand out in
today's music world. So, as a team, we pushed hard to create a project
that crosses over genres without sounding disconnected. I sought out
some of the best musicians in the industry, worked with top engineers
to help fulfill the experience, and we created a wonderful team with
myself, Bobby Kimball and Dave Barnett here at Future Memories Music."

Track List:
1. Too Far Behind
2. On My Feet
3. Hey It's Me
4. One Day
5. Flatline
6. Met Her For
7. Hold On
8. Scam
9. You'll Be With Me
10. Some They Do
11. Your Not Alone

Buy the CD: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/bobby-kimball-were-not-in-kansas-anymore-cd/
Buy the digital:
https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/were-not-in-kansas-anymore/id1219794834?app=itunes&at=1000lt9k

Also check out Kimball's recently released collection of session work
"Mysterious Sessions" featuring three TOTO megahits plus songs by Pink
Floyd, The Beatles, Aerosmith, Journey including an unreleased cover
of Level 42's "Something About You!!" The album also features guest
appearances by Mike Porcaro (Toto), Nektar, Billy Sherwood (Yes),
Patrick Moraz (The Moody Blues), Tony Kaye (Yes), Alan White (Yes),
Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater) and others!

Buy "Mysterious Sessions" on CD:
https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/bobby-kimball-mysterious-sessions-cd/
Buy "Mysterious Sessions" on digital:
https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/mysterious-sessions/id1201910690?app=itunes&at=1000lt9k

Bobby Kimball's official website:
http://www.bobbykimball.com/
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BOTTLE NEXT new album "Bad Horse"


If you are not used to hard folk, Bottle Next are a great group to get you in the mood, for the drum and guitar duo succeeds in developing an alchemy on stage made up of complexity and letting go.

A drummer who hits like missile strikes, combined with a sassy electro-acoustic guitarist / singer, the pair deliver a sulphurous mix of rock, metal, blues, folk and progressive rhythms carving out every note they play.
From folk-songs to their rock and roll attitude, Bottle Next are the image of their influences as vast and improbable as Michael Jackson, Meshuggah, Queens Of The Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails, Fink, Zappa, Bjorn Berge and Vassiliu.

The group comes into it's own on stage, and is powerful, musical and overexcited. The hard-folk sound implodes all borders. Progressive, playful … and simply enjoyable … Their passage on stage leaves no one indifferent!

ABOUT "BAD HORSE"

Bad Horses is a goldmine of rock anthems, from the punchy title track to softer pop tunes like « Overthere », and even folkish songs like « The Woody Man ». With metal rock as a link between all this, Bad Horses is already described as a « cat among pigeons » (La Grosse Radio, Nov 2016).

The concrete playing of drummer Martin Ecuer, topped by the amazing voice and guitar playing of Pierre Rettien are undoubtedly serious assets for Bottle Next. From the forceful « Break Down The Door » to the tremendous « The Running Herd », the duet built its unique touch combining metal riffs and rock structures. The folk part comes from the astonishing sound of a guitar that's been custom-made especially for the band.
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Anneke van Giersbergen's VUUR to tour with Epica late 2017

 

In 2016 renowned Dutch vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen announced the formation of a brand new progressive metal band under the name of VUUR. With their debut album well under way, the band are extremely pleased to announced they will be main support to Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA on The Ultimate Principle tour this coming November in Europe.

Anneke had this to say: "Right after the release of our debut album this fall, VUUR will hit the road on our first European tour as direct support for the mighty EPICA. Also part of this amazing line-up is Tunisian Progressive Metal band MYRATH. We are recording the album as we speak and we really can't wait to play these songs live! We are looking forward to this tour and seeing you. Get ready for an amazing night and purchase your tickets here: http://www.epica.nl/tour".

The list of dates is as follows:
November 9th- Klub Studio, Krakow - Poland
November 12th- Kesselhaus, Berlin - Germany
November 13th- Markthalle, Hamburg - Germany
November 14th- Essigfabrik, Cologne - Germany
November 15th- La BAM, Metz - France
November 17th- Stereolux, Nantes - France
November 18th- Krakatoa, Bordeaux - France
November 25th- Le Moulin, Marseille - France
November 26th- Le Transbordeur, Lyon - France
November 29th- Bakcstage Werk, Munich - Germany
December 3rd- L'Aeronef, Lille - France 


The band recently offered a glimpse into the recording process of their debut album at Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, the Netherlands. You can watch a behind the scenes video here: https://youtu.be/BUFJHiabs9o

In the video Anneke reveals that the lyrical content of the album is inspired by the many cities she has visited while being on the road.
Anneke comments: "For a long time I've wanted to make a kind of concept album about the cities we've visited, because we tour so much and see so many countries and cities.  I often have a strong feeling for a city. It can be anything - sometimes I visualize a city as a man or a character, or sometimes something happened in that city and I want to write about that."

Other confirmed live dates are as follows:

9th June - Neushoorn (warm-up show), Leeuwarden - the Netherlands
30th June - Tuska Open Air, Helsinki - Finland
14th July - Masters of Rock, Vizovice - Czech Republic
15th July - Dynamo Metal Fest, Eindhoven - the Netherlands
More dates TBA.

VUUR's debut full length is due in the fall of this year. 

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www.vuur.band
 
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Nad Sylvan launches 'The Quartermaster'; first single from new album 'The Bride Said No'




Nad Sylvan, vocalist with Steve Hackett and Agents Of Mercy, has announced the release of his new solo album 'The Bride Said No' for May 26th, 2017. The album sees Nad joined by a myriad of guests including Roine Stolt, Steve Hackett, Guthrie Govan, Tony Levin, Jonas Reingold, Nick D'Virgilio, Doane Perry & more. Now he is pleased to reveal the first single taken from the album, and you can listen to 'The Quartermaster' here: 
 
Nad comments: "Apart from the Vampirate, the widow that turns into a bride again, the ship's cat and the martyr - I felt it was time introduce a new character - namely the self-proclaimed Quartermaster, who pilots the ship into new waters, eventually landing on a desert island."
 
The album is available on special edition CD digipak, gatefold 2LP vinyl + CD & digital download. Pre-order digitally at iTunes & Amazon MP3 from tomorrow and receive 'The Quartermaster' immediately.

 The full track-listing for the album is as follows:
1.     Bridesmaids
2.     The Quartermaster
3.     When The Music Dies
4.     The White Crown
5.     What Have You Done
6.     Crime Of Passion
7.     A French Kiss In An Italian Café
8.     The Bride Said No

 

 In 2015, Nad Sylan impressed everyone with his fine conceptual solo album 'Courting The Widow'. A vampiric tale wrapped in a 17th century atmosphere, this definitively marked out the talented Swede as a surging star in the progressive rock world.
 
Now, Sylvan is back with 'The Bride Said No', an album that continues the fascinating plot, albeit with a far more extravagant musical palette. "I didn't originally have the idea of going on with this story on the new album. But what happened was that I revisited a song called 'The Bride Said No', which I began to write in 1989. I kept a few of the early ideas I had for the verses and also that title, but the rest of the song is brand new. However, the title itself got me thinking that it made sense if this were used in relation to the vampirate character from 'Courting The Widow'. And the whole thing developed from there."
 
On the creative side, what the new album does is to expand Sylvan's horizons, as he explains. "Musically, the previous record was very much located in the 1970s, and you can still hear a little of that here. But this one is a lot more modern sounding and diverse. In fact, I would say it's closer to musical theatre than anything else." 
 
'The Bride Said No' takes what Sylvan has done before and elevates it with a new creative sensibility. He has plans for a final chronicle of this 'vampirate' trilogy. But that's for the future. Right now, we can all revel in the delights of this eight track masterpiece.
"I set out to take things even further than before. I believe I have succeeded."
 
Nad has most recently been seen performing alongside the legendary Steve Hackett as part of his Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett tour, which continues across the world during 2017.
 
Look out for more info in the coming weeks.

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STEAM MORRISLER / NEW EP AVAILABLE NOW



You will probably encounter Steam Morrisler, scratching your eyes among a deep plume of smoke. As four shapes united around intense, massive psychedelic rock'n'roll, in which arrangements sing like a strange tape echo to spaghetti western soundtracks and the unforgettable Z movie impudence.

All that blossomed among the Steam Morrisler's musical and visual world gather around for this strange journey. Face to face with the devil, psychedelic experiences, like a honeymoon among the graves, voodoo spells... Steam Morrisler invites you to discover an original feature, rich in lyrics and composition.

ABOUT "ODDS & ENDS"

The band is about to release its first EP, entitled 'Odds & Ends'', which is released TODAY.

Created like a curiosity cabinet or some strange apothecary shop, "Odds & Ends" appears like a real walk through the Steam Morrisler universe. You will listen to this opus like one who sneaks among a big bazaar and discover, along punchy guitar riffs, some curious knick-knacks made of sound, memories of books and movies. Welcome to this strange voodoo bric-a-brac shop and don't be afraid to follow the emanations of Steam Morrisler's heavy rock'n'roll.

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HAKEN announce 10th anniversary North American tour dates


Haken recently completed their European tour celebrating their 10th anniversary and now they have announced dates through North American beginning August 23rd in Detroit, MI.  

The band have released a video message which can be seen here on their Facebook page:

 
'Haken X' Tour North American dates
with special guests Sithu Aye (except Atlanta and Mexico)

AUG 23- DETROIT, MI @ THE SHELTER
AUG 24- TORONTO, ON @ LEE'S PALACE
AUG 25- MONTREAL, QC @ CLUB SODA
AUG 26- QUEBEC CITY, QC @ SALLE MULTI
AUG 27- BOSTON, MA @ BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL
AUG 29- COLUMBUS, OH @ SKULLY'S MUSIC DINER
AUG 30- CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH @ THE GROG SHOP
AUG 31- PITTSBURGH, PA @ REX THEATER
SEP 01- PHILADELPHIA, PA @ FOUNDRY @ THE FILLMORE
SEP 02- NEW YORK, NY @ HIGHLINE BALLROOM
SEP 03- WASHINGTON, DC @ ROCK & ROLL HOTEL
SEP 05- DURHAM, NC @ MOTORCO MUSIC HALL
SEP 06- ATLANTA, GA @ PROGPOWER USA XVIII
SEP 10- MEXCO CITY, MX @ EL PLAZA CONDESA
SEP 12- ANAHEIM, CA @ THE HOUSE OF BLUES
SEP 13- SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ SLIM'S
SEP 14- W.HOLLYWOOD, CA @ THE ROXY THEATRE
SEP 15- LAS VEGAS, NV @ BACKSTAGE BAR & BILLIARDS
SEP 16- SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ URBAN LOUNGE
SEP 17- DENVER, CO @ MARQUIS THEATER
SEP 19- ST.PAUL, MN @ AMSTERDAM BAR & HALL
SEP 20- MILWAUKEE, WI @ SHANK HALL
SEP 21- INDIANAPOLIS, IN @ THE EMERSON THEATER
SEP 22- ST.LOUIS, MO @ DELMAR HALL
SEP 23- CHICAGO, IL @ BOTTOM LOUNGE

Tickets are on sale at http://www.hakenmusic.com/tour


The band recently reissued their first two albums 'Aquarius' and 'Visions' as brand new remastered editions. 
Buy limited colored vinyl and the 2CD digipak here:


Vocalist Ross Jennings commented on the releases: "As advocates of the physical format and fellow record collectors, it seems almost criminal that our first two albums have never had a vinyl release until now, so we are thrilled to finally give these albums a fresh presentation on the format they deserve. We have taken this opportunity to polish the sound of our beloved concept albums without going back over every little detail and rewriting history. In essence we wanted to give these albums a chance to stand shoulder to shoulder in sonic quality with "The Mountain" and "Affinity". In addition to this and due to popular demand, both releases will also be available again on CD with instrumental, or "Karaoke" versions of every track. This release marks 10 years since we formed the band and started putting together our first demos so it's a perfect time to reflect on these releases and appreciate what we've achieved so far.
 
The "Aquarius" concept was drawn from conversations about our favourite albums and the way in which the songs flow that make those particular records work. This lead to ideas about having our album be about the flow or journey of water from mountain spring to oceans and evaporation, which in turn lead on to a deeper concept about human life and reincarnation. The themes of water helped us to create aqueous soundscapes and as the music and lyrics started coming together a narrative was formed in the shape of Mermaids & natural disasters. "Aquarius" will always have a special place in our hearts. It's where our journey really began.
 
When writing for "Visions" came around, we set about the process with the same formula, although we hadn't set out to write another concept album at the time. As themes found themselves recurring in the music it only felt right to go in the narrative direction, although this time around we drew from our science fiction influences such as Minority Report and 12 Monkeys and was inspired by real recurring dreams I had been having around the time. It's always a joy to revisit these tracks in our live sets, so much so that we will be performing it in its entirety later this year at ProgPower USA, Atlanta!"
 
Newly remastered by the renowned Jens Bogren (Devin Townsend Project, Between the Buried & Me) both are available as 2CD Digipaks, digital album including the entire albums as instrumentals, and on vinyl, arriving as Gatefold heavyweight 2LP editions with the full album on CD included.

 

Latest album 'Affinity' was released in April this year, and received great reactions from press; find a selection of them below:

"dextrous prog metal with retro pizzazz and roller-coaster riffs" - PROG Magazine
"Affinity proves what a unique and spellbinding band Haken are" - Metal Hammer 8/10
"inescapable melodic hooks and absorbing textures" - Total Guitar 4/5
"Affinity will be hailed as one of the landmarks of 2016 and beyond."- Powerplay 9/10
 
Pick up your copy of the album below:
 
The band has also previously launched videos for the tracks 'Earthrise', 'The Endless Knot' and 'Initiate'.



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Jim Matheos announces debut album from Tuesday The Sky!



Jim Matheos, founding guitarist of legendary US progressive metallers Fates Warning, has announced the release of the debut album from his new Ambient Instrumental Rock project Tuesday The Sky. The first full-length album 'Drift' is set for release on June 30th, 2017, and sees Matheos expanding the boundaries of his sound ever further.
 
Drift came together in the downtime between Fates Warning finishing Theories of Flight and the beginning of the touring cycle, enabling Matheos to explore a type of atmospheric and instrumental music you might not expect of him. He comments: "With this kind of music, it's a lot about creating a mood and letting that sink in and develop over long periods of time, as opposed to the more frenetic format of most prog music." Taking cues from artists like Brian Eno, Boards Of Canada, Sigur Ros and Explosions In The Sky, he explores expansive textures and ambient electronica, as well as some of the most colossal riffs he has ever produced.
 
The album also features the talents of God Is An Astronaut's drummer Lloyd Hanney, who provides a rhythmic backbone that is at once punchy, precise and restrained when necessary. Other guests include long-time OSI collaborator and former Dream Theater member Kevin Moore who plays keys on two songs as well as Anna-Lynne Williams (Trespassers William, Lotte Kestner), who provides ethereal vocals (of the non-verbal kind) on two other songs.
 
What the future of this project holds and whether it will be taken out on the road is yet to be seen. Matheos comments: "It would be a challenge to bring this project but it is an interesting idea and one I would at least consider if there seems to be enough interest." What is sure though, is that Tuesday The Sky's debut is a bold, brave, creative and ultimately successful album from one of rock's most underrated of musicians.
 
The album will be released as special edition CD, black LP + CD & digital download.
Further details will be revealed soon.
 
In 2016, Jim Matheos released his 12th studio album with pioneering progressive metal band Fates Warning, titled 'Theories of Flight', and 2017 has seen them touring the US & Europe in support of that album. Watch the latest video taken from the album, for the track SOS, here: https://youtu.be/bRXFODSZSxM

Tuesday The Sky & Jim Matheos online:
www.tuesdaythesky.com(not launched yet!)
 
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