quinta-feira, janeiro 31, 2013

Believe to re-release their debut album "Hope to See Another Day"

More great news for the fans of Believe, one of the most interesting and original bands on the Polish art/prog-rock scene. "Hope to See Another Day", the band's debut album from 2006 will be re-released by Metal Mind Productions in a new digipak edition. The album will be remastered and enriched with two additional tracks.
Mirek Gil, Believe's guitarist, comments the re-release of the album: „I was really happy with the re-release proposal put forward by Metal Mind Productions, as I thought it would be a waste to put this record away and simply forget about it. It was a very important album for me and for the band – it was our debut release. For me, it was also the first album recorded after a longer break - after the disbandment of Collage and after putting my other project Mr Gil on hold. You can hear on this record an extreme hunger for playing the guitar. There is a lot of guitar, it actually dominates the music. The singar was already known, as Tomek Różycki had sung on Collage's album "Baśnie". Satomi, Japanese violinist with her own style of playing the violin, was a real treat for the listeners. The keyboard parts were played by Adam Miłosz. "Hope to see another Day" is an outstanding track from this album and we still play it during our shows. This song is representative of what the band was at that period – it's dynamic and heavy, but at the same time melancholy and peaceful. The album was recorded in Winicjusz Chrust's studio in Sulejówko and mastering was done by Tom Mayer in Hamburg. The remastered edition of "Hope to See Another Day" includes two additional tracks – "Liar" and "Pain" recorded live in Konin in 2006. It was a very special show with wonderful atmosphere and audience. Both tracks have brand new arrangements, new guitar solos and violin parts. I recommend this re-release as this album is really special."
The new digipak edition of "Hope to See Another Day" album will be released by Metal Mind Productions on March, 25th in Europe and May, 7th in USA (via MVD).
„Hope To See Another Day"
(remastered + bonus tracks)
1. What Is Love
2. Needles In My Brain
3. Liar
4. Pain
5. Seven Days
6. Coming Down
7. Don't Tell Me
8. Hope to see another Day
Bonus tracks:
9. Liar (live)
10. Pain (live)
The band formed in 2004 by guitarist Mirek Gil, should be known already by fans of Polish prog-rock legend Collage and Satellite. Not only was Mirek a founding member and main song writer of Collage, but he played with Satellite as well.  The band's debut album "Hope to See Another Day" was released in 2006, six years later Believe return with their second live DVD entitled "Seeing is Believing". Filmed in 2011 in Wyspiański Theater in Katowice (Poland), this brand new DVD documents how much the band has changed: Believe released three more excellent studio albums, letting their music grow more brilliantly intricate and sublime than ever before; Tomek Różycki was substituted by the charismatic singer Karol Wróblewski, whose deep and distinctive voice contributes much to the style and mood of Believe's music; the new keyboard player Konrad Wantrych joined their ranks, enriching their music with his stylish and technically superb soundscapes. During this unique evening in Wyspiański Theater Believe primarily presented material from their fourth album „World Is Round" (Metal Mind Productions, 2010).  Believe's fifth studio album entitled "The Warmest Sun In Winter" will be released by Metal Mind Productions on April, 22nd in Europe and May, 7th in USA (via MVD). In May Believe will be a part of the famous US' festival ROSfest 2013!
Believe on-line:
Metal Mind Productions
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RPWL - Start The Fire

RPWL has finally consolidated with "Gentle Art Of Music": Since 1st January 2013, all rights of RPWL's CDs remain with Yogi Lang's and Kalle Wallner's indielabel. That's why the out of stock live-album "Start the Fire" will be available from 1st Febuary on.

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The Flaming Lips Pre-order The New Album, "The Terror" Now

The Flaming Lips will release their thirteenth studio album titled, The Terror, on April 2nd in the US and April 1st in Europe.

It is comprised of nine original compositions that reflect a darker-hued spectrum than previous works, along with a more inward-looking lyrical perspective than one might expect — but then again, maybe not. It's up to you, the listener, to decide what it means to you.

Wayne Coyne explains, "Why would we make this music that is The Terror - this bleak, disturbing record? I don't really want to know the answer that I think is coming. Maybe this is the beginning of the answer."

The Terror is a bold and expressive journey that has evolved over The Lips' nearly 30-year tended garden of sonic delights that ebbs and flows with extraordinary splashes of darkness and light, pleasure and pain, chaos and order. As we've come to know The Flaming Lips, the real beauty lies with the knowledge that to expect the unexpected is all part of the manic fun.

"If we have love, give love and know love," Coyne says, "we are truly alive and if there is no love, there would be no life. The Terror, we know now, that even without love, life goes on…we just go on…There is no mercy killing."


> Preorder Now

Track listing for The Terror:

1."Look…The Sun Is Rising"
2. "Be Free, A Way"
3. "Try To Explain"
4. "You Lust"
5. "The Terror"
6. "You Are Alone"
7. "Butterfly, How Long It Takes To Die"
8. "Turning Violent"
9. "Always There, In Our Hearts"

*Non-Album, Bonus Track - digital ONLY:

10. "Sun Blows Up Today"

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Three chanses left to see Focus:

Jan 30 London Islington Assembly UK
Jan 31 Swansea The Garage UK
Feb 01 Sevenoaks Stag Theatre UK

Below a few hailing comments....

Peter Marshall 30-01-13 18:34:53

Thijs, I too was at the Bromsgrove gig last night. In my mid-teens - a long time ago - Focus were the band that I listened to more than any other. Your music is timeless... I was drawn to it then, and I've appreciated it so much more as I've aged and have recently entered my fifties. I used to lay awake at night listening to "Hamburger Concerto" and "Moving Waves" - I was a geek before geeks were invented - and knew that it would all make sense some day ! It was lovely meeting you... I work with "closed-off" professional people... but meeting you at last felt like I was meeting a long-lost friend. Music is so powerful.... Best wishes, Peter

Simon Richards 30-01-13 12:06:06

I went to your concert at the Artix in Bromsgrove yesterday. I grew up listening to your music in the 1970's. I'd never have believed it would be possible to see you in a small venue at that time. Thanks for a great concert.

Martin Davies 30-01-13 11:54:03

An excellent concert last night at Bromsgrove Artrix..superb musicianship from each individual member of the band with excellent solos, and fusion/blending together to perform memorable previous items and also new material from the lovely Focus X album.
I have attended the gigs over the last four years at Cardiff The Globe, Cheltenham Town Hall, Porth The Pop Factory, Robin 2 Wolverhampton and last night. Please keep coming back to the UK..as every event is so enjoyable, to hear such great music and instrumental artistry.

Peter Stanbridge 28-01-13 14:59:35

Absolutely fantastic concert at High Wycombe. Thank you for such an extraordinarily vibrant and fresh concert. And wonderful to see Pierre van der Linden live - for me the first time. Genuinely such a brilliant drummer who takes focus music to a new dimension and who was greatly missed post Focus III. Menno played exemplary guitar on the older Focus but has also brought a very sound style for Focus X, brilliant guitar player. Bobby Jacobs was also excellent playing some nice rhythmic subtleties. Finally it was a life ambition for me to see Thijs Van Leer - you are real magic in concert. I love your humor but also your compositions and brilliant playing.


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Santana - Sentient Tour Europe 2013 announced. Santana in Hawaii, Asia South Pacific Tickets On Sale

Announcing the Sentient Tour 2013 in Europe. Stayed tuned to Santana.com for additional dates as they are announced.
7/4/2013Theatre Festival, Munich, DE
ON-SALE February 1st
North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, NL
ON-SALE February 1st
Kunst!Rasen, Bonn, DE
ON-SALE February 1st
LG Arena, Birmingham, UK
ON-SALE February 1st
Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
ON-SALE February 1st
London Wembley, London, UK
ON-SALE February 1st
Jazine, Zadar, HR
ON-SALE February 1st
O2 Arena, Prague, CZ

The Asia / Australia / New Zealand Sentient Tour 2013
Carlos and the band are heading to Australia, Asia and New Zealand.
Date PlaceOpener
Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore

Challenger Exhibition Hall, Bangkok, Thailand

Linko Dome, Taipei, Taiwan

Osaka Castle Hall, Osaka, Japan

Budokan, Tokyo, Japan

AMI Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand
Steve Miller Band
Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand
Steve Miller Band
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia
Steve Miller Band
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia
Steve Miller Band
West Coast Blues & Roots Festival, Fremantle, Australia

Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia
Steve Miller Band
Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia
Steve Miller Band
Bluesfest, Byron Bay, Australia

Deni Blues & Roots, Deniliquin, Australia

Click here to take your to the Santana.com Tour Page for all dates and buy links.
Hawaii Sentient Tour 2013
Date Place
2/26/13Neal S Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu, HI
2/28/13 A&B Amphitheater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului, HI
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quarta-feira, janeiro 30, 2013

AEON ZEN Releases Second Video in "Top 5 Riffs" Series

Aeon Zen - Enigma

"This is progressive metal at its best. Long, but not too long; atmospheric, but not too atmospheric. But definitely awesome."

"Rock solid from top to bottom, Enigma shows a band truly on the rise creating some of the most intriguing and enjoyable progressive metal being released in recent years."
-Sea of Tranquility

English progressive-metallers AEON ZEN released their third opus Enigma to the word one week ago today onNightmare Records / Sony / RED. It is an ambitiously creative and powerful concept album featuring nine continuous tracks that show the obvious strengths of the band, plus two bonus tracks available on the CD version only. Enigma is available on CD and Digital Download at your favorite North American vendors.

Today AEON ZEN is pleased to present the second in their series of their "Top 5 Riffs" series. The second video in the series features vocalist Andi Kravljaca and his "Top 5 Vocal Riffs", check it out HERE.

Andi commented on the video:

"The vocals on any AEON ZEN record are always a cacophonous spectacle of layers, harmonies and characterizations done by some of the best voices in the business - and, of course, me. Nowhere is this more evident than in our latest offering - Enigma. Join me, if you will, in an exploration of the five places on Enigma where the vocals really make the album shine."

GuitarWorld.com the online home of Guitar World Magazine, is hosting an exclusive stream of Enigma. Hear it HERE. Don't miss the bands "Top 5 Guitar Riffs" Video HERE.

AEON ZEN's video for the song "Divinity" can be seen HERE.

Four years after their formation and having released two albums AEON ZEN are continuing from strength to strength, bringing their own brand of creative, complex, melodic progressive metal to fans all over the world, along with their highly energised live shows.

Enigma was produced by founding member Rich Hinks, AEON ZEN pushes the boundaries even wider from beautiful to brutal incorporating their own technical groove prog style and their early influences of Dream Theater, Metallica, Opeth and Cynic to create their own unique sound and identity.

Rich Hinks - Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Andi Kravljaca - Vocals
Matt Shepherd - Guitar
Shaz - Keyboards
Steve Burton - Drums

Enigma Tracklisting:
1. Enter the Enigma
2. Artificial Soul
3. Divinity
4. Seven Hills
5. Warning
6. Turned to Ash
7. Still Human
8. Eternal Snow
9. Downfall
10. Survival (Bonus Track)
11. Time Divine 2.0 (Bonus Track)

Enigma features guest vocals by:
Nate Loosemore (Lost In Thought)
Atle Pettersen (Above Symmetry)
Jonny Tatum (Eumeria)

For More Info Visit:
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The Humps - Camel Tribute Band - 2013 European Tour

The Humps, Camel's No.1 tribute band are embarking on their second
European tour March 14 2013.

The Humps were formed with the goal of reviving Camel's timeless compositions, aiming at younger (and older) crowds who might not get a chance to hear Camel's music live.

Returning to Europe after a short and well perceived tour in 2008. The Bands musical diet consists mainly on Camel's classic era. the 70's, with albums like "Camel" "Mirage" "The Snow goose" "Moonmadness" and others. While playing a 2 hour set it's almost impossible to leave a camel fan unsatisfied.

Upcoming dates:
15.3.13 @ Musiktheater REX, Bensheim, Germany
16.3.13 @ Bergkeller,Reichenbach, Germany
18.3.13 @ OK Andaluzja, Piekary Slaskie, Poland
21.3.13 @ Spirit of 66, Verviers, Belgium
22.3.13 @ boerderij, Zoetermeer, Holland
23.3.13 @ De Pul, Uden, Holland

What critics had to say –

"Applauding The Humps for igniting fire works and roaring thundersinside of every camel fan who attended their show last night, Thank You! You were awesome, you're renditions of that British prog-rock music were perfect…"

"There's no doubt that they are a bunch of very talented musicians who are doing a great job, in this 2 hour show I felt like Camel are still alive and kicking…"

" What a great tribute, a great and generous set-list. The band just let the music speak for itself and, they're modest like a Camel …"

" The room was packed with people moving to the sounds created by the humps, a real dancing ball – a Camel Disco party…"

" Thanks to their accurate renditions, and the crowd of cheering youngsters, I discovered a fresh, energetic and relevant Camel…."

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS to release new album, 'Earth Blues,' in April


Sweden's classic rock heavyweights SPIRITUAL BEGGARS are currently wrapping up work on their 8th studio album, which will be entitled Earth Blues and released in Spring 2013 via InsideOut Music. SPIRITUAL BEGGARS will celebrate their 20th anniversary as band with this release and by playing shows, including a European tour in April.

Guitarist and songwriter Michael Amott comments on the recordings of Earth Blues:

"We started the recording process of 'Earth Blues' with an eight day long session at 'Fat Guitar Studios' (Sweden) with knob twiddler Roberth Ekholm, a truly great dude who really knows how to capture a band jamming live, sadly a rare quality in recording engineers nowadays! We continued with some overdubs at various studios in Sweden, and it's all come together super easy this time. We're finishing up the mixes now with Staffan Karlsson (SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, SHINING, etc.) at his studio in Halmstad, Sweden. Sonically, I think this might be our finest hour yet. It's a raw, heavy and honest record."

In order to promote this upcoming release as well as the band's anniversary, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS have confirmed a European tour for April with support by German rockers ZODIAC, as well as some European summer festivals. See below for all upcoming dates:

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS - "Earth Blues Tour" w. special guest ZODIAC + more
15.04.2013 - Hamburg (Germany) - Logo
16.04.2013 - Köln (Germany) - Underground
17.04.2013 - Ludwigburg (Germany) - Rockfabrik
18.04.2013 - München (Germany) - Backstage
19.04.2013 - Pratteln (Switzerland) - Galery
20.04.2013 - Nürnberg (Germany) - Rockfabrik
21.04.2013 - Tilburg (The Netherlands) - 013 / Roadburn Festival
22.04.2013 - Paris (France) - La Scene Bastille
25.04.2013 - Madrid (Spain) - Caracol
26.04.2013 - Barcelona (Spain) - Apollo 2
27.04.2013 - Erandio / Bilbao (Spain) - Sonora

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS will also appear at 2013's edition of Hellfest in Clisson, France on June 23rd. More details can be found here: www.hellfest.fr

Earth Blues is the follow-up to 2010's highly acclaimed Return To Zero, and promises to be another milestone in the band's fertile and challenging musical evolution so far. Stay tuned for more details to be revealed soon...

Spiritual Beggars - CD 1994
Another Way To Shine - CD 1996
Violet Karma - 10" EP 1998
Mantra III - CD 1998
Ad Astra - CD/2LP 2000
It's Over - Split 7" EP with GRAND MAGUS 2001
On Fire - CD 2002
Demons - CD 2005
Live Fire! - DVD 2006
Return To Zero - CD/LP 2010
Earth Blues - CD/LP 2013

Michael Amott (Guitars | ARCH ENEMY, ex CARCASS)
Ludwig Witt (Drums | GRAND MAGUS, ex FIREBIRD)
Per Wiberg (Keys | ex OPETH)
Sharlee D'Angelo (Bass | ARCH ENEMY, WITCHERY)
Apollo Papathanasio (Vocals | ex FIREWIND)


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**UPDATE** Devin Townsend announces NAMM appearances at EMG, Framus/Warwick, and Matrix amplification

Devin Townsend--guitar virtuoso and musical genius--will be appearing at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) trade show on Saturday, January 26th for signings at the booths and times below:

EMG (booth #4782): 2PM

Framus/Warwick (booth #4576): 3PM

Matrix amplification (booth #5399): 4PM

To attend the show and the signings, you must have a badge (**NAMM is not open to the public**). For more information about NAMM and how to get entry into the show, please check out the event's official website: http://www.namm.org

The DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT is currently touring North America with GOJIRA and THE ATLAS MOTH in support of their latest effort, Epicloud, which features the hit single, "Lucky Animals" (click here to hear the track). Named one of the best metal albums of 2012 by Decibel Magazine, Metal Sucks.net, and countless others, Epicloud can be purchased at iTunes or CM Distro. Read on for a few reviews of the album:

"'Epicloud' is huge...Devin Townsend is to music as what Michelangelo was to painting and sculpting." -- ABSOLUTE PUNK.net

"...an exhilarating amalgam of show tunes, metal, gospel, techno, prog, pop, rock and musical genres that only exist in Townsend's head." -- DECIBEL MAGAZINE

"Devin Townsend continues to excel at being one of the noteworthy prolific musicians in metal today with the excellent 'Epicloud'." -- LAMBGOAT.com

"Devin Townsend's new album, 'Epicloud,' is incredible; it might be Devy's White Album...It melds a whole lot of different styles into a series of dangerously catchy tunes; a whole lot of the album isn't metal, but every second of it of is great, and yes, most certainly EPIC." -- METAL SUCKS.net

"...a bombastic and catchy record, filled to the brim with some of the best pop metal you will ever find...'Epicloud' is without a doubt the strongest collection of songs on any Townsend record to date." -- HEAVY BLOG IS HEAVY.com

"Although he's known world-wide for his heavy riffing, there has always been a lot more than just that going on in his music. Listening to 'Epicloud's opening tune 'True North' you get classical choruses, power-metal layering, Scandinavian folk and frightfully meaty sludge metal slashing." -- VANCOUVER PROVINCE


1/25 - Henry Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA

1/27 - Glass House - Pomona, CA

1/28 - The Marquee - Tempe, AZ

1/29 - Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM

1/31 - Granada Theater - Dallas, TX

2/1 - White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX

2/2 - Warehouse Live - Houston, TX

2/4 - State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL

2/5 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA

2/7 - Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD

2/8 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY

2/9 - Mr. Smalls Theatre - Millvale, PA

2/10 - St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI

2/11 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL

2/13 - Phoenix Concert Theatre -Toronto, ON

2/14 - Le National - Montreal, QC

2/15 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA

2/16 - Theatre Of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA

Press opportunities for the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT are available, so please contact nikki.law@centurymedia.com to schedule!

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INTRONAUT Premieres New Song with INVISIBLE ORANGES; Upcoming Album, HABITUAL LEVITATIONS, out on March 19, 2013


Upcoming Album, HABITUAL LEVITATIONS, out on March 19, 2013

January 29, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA) - Post-metal prog masters INTRONAUT have teamed up with INVISIBLE ORANGES to premiere their new song "Milk Leg." This is the first track to be released from the group's highly-anticipated forthcoming album HABITUAL LEVITATIONS, due out on March 19, 2013 in North America via Century Media Records. "Milk Leg" can be heard here: http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2013/01/exclusive-song-stream-intronauts-milk-leg/

"Milk Leg" will be available on all digital platforms on February 5, 2013. In addition, the song will be released as a single sided, etched 7" vinyl of the single will follow, release date TBA. The "Milk Leg" artwork was designed by Randy Ortiz of Damn the Design and can be seen below.

Leading up to the release of HABITUAL LEVITATIONS on March 19, 2013, INTRONAUT will be on the road with MESHUGGAH and ANIMALS AS LEADERS, following a small run of headlining dates. A full list of tour dates can be seen below.

"Milk Leg" Cover Artwork:


 Headlining Dates:

02/03/13 - Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point

02/04/13 - Santa Fe, NM @ Sol

02/05/13 - El Paso, TX @ Bombadiers

02/06/13 - Austin, TX @ Red 7

02/07/13 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's

02/09/13 - Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar

02/10/13 - Tallahassee, FL @ Rehab

Dates with Meshuggah, Animals As Leaders:

02/11/13 - Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theatre

02/12/13 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage / Earthlink Live

02/13/13 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte

02/14/13 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts

02/15/13 - New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom

02/16/13 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

02/17/13 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues

02/19/13 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Sound Academy

02/20/13 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

02/21/13 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's

02/22/13 - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues

02/23/13 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's

02/24/13 - Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights

02/26/13 - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada @ Union Hall

02/27/13 - Calgary, Alberta, Canada @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom

03/01/13 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

03/02/13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theater

03/03/13 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

For more information on INTRONAUT, visit:



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Alchemy - details of the work on the new project by Clive Nolan

As previously announced, "Alchemy" album will be released on March, 4th in Europe and April, 9th in USA (via MVD). This release will, however, be preceded by the world premiere of "Alchemy" show at the famous Wyspianski Theatre in Katowice, Poland on February 22, where it will be recorded for the purposes of a DVD to be released by Metal Mind Productions later this year. The double album will be available for purchase at the Theatre prior to the official release date.
Recordings for Clive Nolan's second musical, 'Alchemy' have been completed in December. For the cast of 'Alchemy', consisting of eleven principal singers, seven instrumentalists and the chorus, summer and autumn of 2012 was an extremely busy time. Due to the complexity of the musical as well as a large number of artists involved, the recording process turned out to be more than a multilevel experience, and the one that had to be realised in several stages and different locations.
The major bulk of work was done at the London-based Thin Ice Studios where, under the rigid eye of Clive Nolan himself, numerous vocal and orchestral sessions were completed and a desired sound was achieved. However, some of the recordings - Mark Westwood's guitars and Claudio Momberg's piano parts, were brought to life at Birmingham studio, Nomad 51, and Tauridstudios in Santiago, Chile respectively.
Scott Higham: "Working with Clive Nolan again on his second musical 'Alchemy' has been another fantastic journey. As a drummer it is very interesting to play with lots of twists and turns... just like the story! The recording process is always great fun. Clive and I work together on every track in the studio, making sure every part is perfect for the Musical... Nothing is overlooked! We have worked together this way on many projects over the years, so I have a very good understanding of what he requires for his Musicals. We have a great team on 'Alchemy' and I hope everyone enjoys the show in Poland!"
Apart from the previously announced principal cast, including such giants of progressive rock as Damian Wilson, Tracy Hitchings, Paul Menel and more, 'Alchemy' team was joined by a horn player, Ian Stott and a violinist, Penny Gee. Moreover, as a special treat, the CD album will feature short guest appearances from John Mitchell and a man behind 'Alchemy' artwork, a graphic designer Graeme Bell. Many others joined the chorus or performed some vocal lines adding up to the grandeur of the project's scale.
Paul Menel: "When Lord Nolan offered me the part of Benjamin Greaves, I jumped at the chance. To fulfil a lifelong ambition to play a baddie and finally lay to rest my goody two shoes image as 'the Peter Pan of prog'! With Clive's blessing I rubbed a bit of grit into the character and gargled some gravel into his voice, but he's retained the 'just following orders' innocence that he started with. Me, lackey to Andy Sears' Jagman! I think there may be sparks onstage and that's before the pyrotechnics start!"

'Alchemy' artists are very busy these days getting ready for the international premiere of the musical, scheduled for February 22, which will be filmed for the DVD at Wyspianski Theatre in Katowice. A concert version of the musical will feature mostly unvaried cast. The only alteration will be the part of Jessamine performed on a CD by a Uruguayan stage and TV artist, Noel Calcaterra. In Katowice, this role will be sung by a London musical theatre actress, Soheila Clifford.
Clive Nolan: "For me, the creation of 'Alchemy' has been a three year journey so far. I have lived with the growing story and the developing music almost on a daily basis. It has become an integral part of my life. Recording the CD, in many ways, helps to provide an official stamp on the project! It has been a very positive process, and now that the finished recordings are being mixed, I am finally hearing the songs as they were intended... this is a wonderful feeling."
You can now listen to the first promo track taken from the "Alchemy" album. "Street Fight" is available to stream at the official Metal Mind Productions' channel on YouTube in THIS location.
This special evening at the Theatre will be enriched by two additional concerts. One of the Artists performing that night will be Paul Menel, who, along with his band, will perform songs from one of the best albums in the career of his previous formation IQ - "Nomzamo". The other one is a German band RPWL and as they announce, it will be the last complete performance of "Beyond Man and Time" album in Europe. All shows will be recorded and released on DVD by Metal Mind Productions later this year.
Metal Mind Productions
A night at the Theater
„Alchemy" by Clive Nolan
The Paul Menel Band performing IQ's album „Nomzamo"
22.02.2013 Teatr Śląski – Katowice
Doors open: 16.30 start: 17.30
For tickets go HERE.
Metal Mind Productions
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Psychothermia - New CD Drops on Friday February 8!

Our Kickstarter fundraising campaign was successful (THANK YOU), the albums are pressed, a national promotional campaign has just begun, and we are gearing up to release our 12-track debut full-length album "Fall To The Rising Sun" on Friday February 8!
A few early copies have already landed in the hands of reviewers with feedback such as:
"Fall to the Rising Sun is easily the most ambitious record these guys have put out (including the Canobliss back catalogue). It is the beginning of a brand new era, one that could see Psychothermia become a household name." - Christine Caruana, LoudMag.com.au
You can PRE-ORDER your copy TODAY!! It will ship out a few days before the Feb 8 release date...


***As a small token of respect and gratitude, we will be donating one copy of Fall To The Rising Sun to the troops deployed overseas in the U.S. Armed Forces for every copy sold.***
If you are anywhere near San Diego on Friday February 8, make sure you stop by the CD Release Party at the Ruby Room!! (1271 University Ave). Amazing lineup with support from Warner Drive, Eken Is Dead, & The Fabulous Miss Wendy. Just $8, and that comes with a FREE CD (or poster, if you already have the CD)!!!
Enjoy the music, and keep an eye out for March tour dates across the southwest to be announced very soon!!
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terça-feira, janeiro 29, 2013

Eric Clapton Releases 21st Studio Album "Old Sock"

On the heels of a sold-out Crossroads Guitar Festival and the announcement of a major world tour, Eric Clapton announced today the release of his 21st studio album and his first album since 2010. The album, OLD SOCK produced by Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II, Justin Stanley and Simon Climie, features two new original songs "Every Little Thing" and "Gotta Get Over." OLD SOCK will be released March 12 on Clapton's Bushbranch label, distributed through a new collaboration with SurfDog Records in the USA and Canada, and released by Polydor Records in the rest of world.

The new album is a collection of some of Clapton's favorite songs spanning from his childhood to present day that highlights his vast appreciation and knowledge of music. From Leadbelly to J.J. Cale; Peter Tosh to George Gershwin; Hank Snow to Gary Moore and Taj Mahal, this record is a celebration of so many who have inspired Clapton's rich musical life. Clapton has always had a remarkable ability to recognize great songs and a gift for knowing how to uniquely interpret them, as he does on Old Sock. The album explores romantic standards of the 30's, reggae, soul, rock, and includes a stand out playful collaboration with Paul McCartney, to create an experience that is quintessential Clapton.

Clapton assembled a band for the recordings consisting of longtime collaborators Steve Gadd (drums), Willie Weeks (bass) and Chris Stainton (keyboards) along with some surprise guest additions. JJ Cale joins the song "Angel" for backing vocals and guitar, Chaka Khan joins as backing vocalist for "Get On Over," Steve Winwood on the Hammond B3 Organ on "Still Got The Blues," Paul McCartney on bass/vocals on "All of Me," Jim Keltner on drums for "Our Love is Here To Stay".

1. Further On Down The Road
2. Angel
3. The Folks Who Live On The Hill
4. Gotta Get Over
5. Till Your Well Runs Dry
6. All Of Me
7. Born To Lose
8. Still Got The Blues
9. Goodnight Irene
10. Your One and Only Man
11. Every Little Thing
12. Our Love Is Here To Stay

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segunda-feira, janeiro 28, 2013

Barclay James Harvest and remastered CDs of Turn Of The Tide and Eyes Of The Universe


Remastered CDs


The remastered CDs of Turn Of The Tide and Eyes Of The Universe are released by Esoteric Recordings today, and both come in digipacks with bonus tracks and new sleevenotes. Full details and information on how to order can be found in the online shop on the BJH web site.

On March 25th, Esoteric Recordings will also be issuing a remastered and expanded version of the Glasnost album, recorded live in East Berlin in 1987. The remaster includes the whole of the original concert in the correct running order, with six tracks which were not on the original CD, five of which are previously unreleased in any form. The 2CD set will come in a foldout digipack with new sleevenotes.

Glasnost remastered CD

Disc 1:

  • 1. Nova Lepidoptera (Previously unreleased)
  • 2. Hold On
  • 3. African
  • 4. Love On The Line (Previously unreleased)
  • 5. Alone In The Night
  • 6. On The Wings Of Love
  • 7. Mockingbird (Previously available only on Best Of album)
  • 8. Rock And Roll Lady (Previously unreleased)
  • 9. He Said Love

Disc 2:

  • 1. Turn The Key
  • 2. Medicine Man
  • 3. Kiev
  • 4. Child Of The Universe (Previously unreleased)
  • 5. Life Is For Living (Previously unreleased)
  • 6. Poor Man's Moody Blues
  • 7. Berlin
  • 8. Loving Is Easy (Previously unreleased)
  • 9. Hymn

Pre-orders can be placed now, via the BJH web site secure shop.

Official Statement re: last year's cancelled concerts

JLBJH's management have issued an official statement about the three concerts which had to be cancelled last year, and thiscan be read on the JLBJH web site. The band's November 2013 concert plans are not affected by this in any way.

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sexta-feira, janeiro 25, 2013

Men Without Hats to celebrate Valentine's Day in Sweden

MEN WITHOUT HATS, the Canadian electronic rock group, best known for their iconic hit singles The Safety Dance and Pop Goes The Word, are pleased to confirm a new concert in Stockholm on Valentine's Day (Feb 14th), as part of their first European Tour in 20 years.

The tour coincides with the release of their critically acclaimed album Love In The Age Of War, produced by Dave "Rave" Ogilvie(Skinny Puppy, Marilyn Manson). The tour starts at London's Islington o2 Academy on February 1st, followed by dates inGermany, Austria, Denmark, and Sweden (this will also mark the first time MWH have ever performed a concert in the UK).

1983's hit single The Safety Dance went Top 10 in the US, the UK and 25 other countries, and recently achieved cult status on The Simpsons, Glee, Family Guy and Futurama. In 1983, MWH were Grammy nominated for Best Group. In 2011, they performed at SXSW, followed by extensive 2012 North American tours with The B-52's and The Human League.




VIENNA, SZENE WIEN Tuesday 5 February

COLOGNE, MTC Wednesday 6 February

FRANKFURT, DAS BETT Thursday 7 February

HANNOVER, ENGEL 07 Friday 8 February

BERLIN, K17 Saturday 9 February

HAMBURG, LOGO Sunday 10 February

COPENHAGEN, STENGADE Tuesday 12 February


MALMO, INKONST Friday 15 February


For the official web release and photos, click ? HERE

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