Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TEN / Albion (2014)

To be really honest with you here, I was very very curious about TEN's newest album. I like this band a lot and, in the past, Ten has released some really interesting albums such as "X", "Spellbound" and "Far Beyond The World". The band after a long break came back with two strong efforts, "Stormwarning" and "Heresy And Creed", and nowadays, it is back again with probably one of its best album ever! And when I say 'ever,' I mean it; this new one, "Albion", is simply breathtaking from start to finish.

Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake) - 'Trouble' ft David Coverdale (+unseen Whitesnake footage)

BERNIE MARSDEN
…reveals video for ‘Trouble’ featuring David Coverdale
Which includes unseen live footage of Whitesnake from 1980

+ 14 date UK November Tour with Joanne Shaw Taylor

Watch ‘Trouble’ Ft David Coverdale here
  
In August, guitar legend Bernie Marsden released his new solo album ‘Shine’ on Provogue Records. At a rough guesstimate Bernie Marsden’s name appears on a hundred albums – maybe more. In addition to a long-running solo career the Buckinghamshire-born guitarist has been a recording musician since the early 1970s via membership of such groups as Whitesnake, UFO, Wild Turkey, Babe Ruth, Paice Ashton & Lord, Cozy Powell’s Hammer, Alaska, M3 and many more. Though there’s a tendency to pigeonhole him as a blues-rock guitarist, each of Marsden’s acts had its own individual flavour.

Pittsburgh-based metal guitarist, Xander Demos will be opening for fellow guitar player, Richie Kotzen (Winery Dogs, Mr. Big) on November 11, 2014 at Altar Bar in Pittsburgh, PA.

October 22, 2014 - PITTSBURGH, PA. -- MTS Management Group is proud to announce Xander Demos will be opening for guitar god, Richie Kotzen. The concert will take place on November 11, 2014 at Altar Bar in Pittsburgh, PA. Doors open at 6:00pm. Show starts at 7:00pm.  Tickets for the all ages Drusky Entertainment event are $19 in advance and $22 at the door.  They can be purchased in advanc e at http://www.xanderdemos.bigcartel.com. Also on the bill is There You Are.

"If you are into shredding guitar solos with tastefully melodic phrasing, this is a show you won't want to miss!" said Xander's manager, Michael Stover of MTS Management Group.  "Xander recently opened for Tony MacAlpine, and that was an amazing show.  I can only imagine what this one will be like.  Don't miss it!"

Foreigner release "The Best of Foreigner 4 & More"

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

FAITH CIRCUS: “All-Star” albums, NEW line-up & album #5!

Following a statement made on September 22, concerning a split between the two camps of  Marc Farrano (vocals) and co-founding member Baard Nordvik (drums), Christer Ottesen (bass) member since 2010 & H.K. Rein (guitars) member since 2013, it’s time to shed some light on the road ahead.

First of all FAITH CIRCUS has NOT “broken up”! The band are simply going through a transition phase which in the end we hope will prove healthy, inspiring and fruitful, even to those no longer in the band!
Marc wants to thank Baard Nordvik, Christer Ottesen & H.K. Rein for all the hard work they have put in over the years in keeping the spirit of FAITH CIRCUS very much alive, and whishes them nothing but the best in their future musical endeavors!  

Friday, October 17, 2014

WHITE WIDDOW / Crossfire (2014)

Heavy Paradise loves White Widdow, its one of this web-zine's personal favorite new bands! Two really great albums (s/t in 2010 and serenade in 2011), two number ones at Heavy Paradise's Top list! These Australian melodic hard rockers have plenty of talent and that's a thing that reflects to their music. The waitin' is finally over 'cause White Widdow is back with album number three (and another number one for this year?).

CRAZY LIXX "Hell Raising Women" (Official / New Studio Album / 2014)

CRAZY LIXX are pleased to present the new videoclip 'Hell Raising Women' taken from the forthcoming Self Titled and fourth studio album to be released on Frontiers Music Srl on November 7th in Europe and November 11th in North America.

The video was directed by Tobias Olsson and can be enjoyed on Youtube following this link:http://youtu.be/xyLantEtsJw
 
The song can be downloaded now, along with the other song 'Call to Action,' for all the fans who will be preordering the whole album now on iTunes via this link: http://geni.us/CrazyLixxiTunes
 
You can also pre-order the album now on Amazon here: http://geni.us/CrazyLixxAMZ





Thursday, October 16, 2014

FAITHSEDGE - 'COMES CRASHING DOWN' VIDEO AVAILABLE

US Hard Rock/Progressive metallers Faithsedge have released a video for the song ‘Comes Crashing Down’, taken from their new album ‘The Answer Of Insanity’, out now on Scarlet Records.


After the critically acclaimed debut album, Faithsedge return with ‘The Answer Of Insanity’, featuring singer/songwriter Giancarlo Floridia, former Dokken lead guitarist Alex De Rosso, drummer Tony Morra (Van Zant) and two of the best keyboard players in melodic rock, Eric Ragno (Trixter /Fergie Frederiksen) and Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline). ‘The Answer Of Insanity’ is simply a perfect mix of hard rock, heavy metal and progressive, with plenty of melodic old school hooks, concept songwriting and stripped-down edgy in your face production to rebel back at current trends and fads in the music business. Produced by Fabrizio Grossi (Steve Vai/Steve Lukather) and mastered by Peter Doell (David Lee Roth/Richard Marx) at Universal Mastering in Los Angeles, the album is now available worldwide.

‘The Answer Of Insanity’ track listing

  1. Now I Know The Truth
  2. Revolve My World
  3. The Way I Have To Let You Go
  4. Are We Gonna Stand?
  5. Comes Crashing Down
  6. Saving Anything
  7. Pray For This
  8. Until Your Home
  9. When I Lost You
  10. Destroy You


Follow www.scarletrecords.it and www.faithsedgemusic.com for the latest news. 





Wednesday, October 15, 2014

METAL MACHINE To Release 'FREE NATION' Via DREAM RECORDS

METAL MACHINE is finally delivering the recordings from a few years back that led to numerous high profile shows in Europe. The band fronted by lead singer CSABA ZVEKAN is making the recordings available for a Worldwide digital release via DREAM RECORDS due on October 24th, 2014 under the title "FREE NATION".
The live line up consisted players such as CSABA ZVEKAN (EXORCISM, ZVEKAN) on vocals, PETER SCHEITHAUER (KILLING MACHINE, BELLADONNA) on guitars, JARI KAINULAINENMASTERPLAN, STRATOVARIUS, EVERGREY) on bass and JON DETTE (SLAYER, TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH) on drums.

MARKY RAMONE'S BLITZKRIEG ANNOUNCES NYC SHOW TO CELEBRATE RELEASE OF LEGENDARY DRUMMER'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY

MARKY RAMONE'S BLITZKRIEG ANNOUNCES NYC SHOW TO CELEBRATE RELEASE OF LEGENDARY DRUMMER'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY

 
There are few bands as widely respected and as influential as the Ramones. And now, the group's long-time drummer is gearing up to unveil his long-awaited autobiography, 'Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life As A Ramone,' which will be released on January 13, 2015, via Touchstone Books. And what better way to celebrate the book's arrival than with gloriously mega-decibel renditions of Ramones classics, which is exactly what Marky will be offering up on Saturday, January 17th at the Gramercy Theatre in NYC.

Joining Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg that night will be special guest Andrew W.K. on vocals, and for fans that want the ultimate experience, VIP tickets will be available, which includes a personal meet and greet with Marky and Andrew and an autographed copy of the book.

For fans who want to make sure they get their tickets, there will be a Live Nation / Music Geeks presale starting on Wednesday, October 8th at 10am and running until Thursday, October 9th at 10pm, before a public onsale begins on Friday, October 10th, at 10am.

"These songs are too good not to be played," says Marky. "I am really looking forward to playing live once more in my hometown of NYC, and celebrating the arrival of the book."

'Punk Rock Blitzkrieg' will serve as a social history of the New York punk scene from an eyewitness. Yes, it has plenty of tales from the dirty streets, drugs, and rock and roll, but it also takes readers on a musical journey of a legendary band. And a few days after it's release, fans will get the opportunity to rock out - and possibly meet - one of the greatest rock n' roll drummers of all time.
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:
www.markyramone.com





Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ETHAN BROSH TOUR CONFIRMED SUPPORTING RED DRAGON CARTEL AND JAKE E. LEE

ETHAN BROSH CONFIRMED AS DIRECT SUPPORT FOR UPCOMING RED DRAGON CARTEL/JAKE E. LEE TOUR


Guitarist Ethan Brosh is widely considered one of the most promising instrumentalists on the scene, as evidenced by his latest album, 'Live the Dream.' And now, he is set to open for guitar legend Jake E. Lee's band, Red Dragon Cartel, on a nearly month-long tour of North America, kicking off on December 2nd in New York City and wrapping up on December 20th in Baltimore.

"I feel both honored and privileged to once again take my band on tour with one of my all time favorite guitar players, Jake E. Lee!," says Brosh about the upcoming trek. "Jake's playing, writing and overall style have been an influence and an inspiration since the very beginning stages of my guitar playing. We've all been waiting many years to see Jake back on the scene so I feel lucky to be a small part of it on this upcoming tour. I can't wait to be back out there seeing my fans again and doing what I love to do most!"

Mixed by Max Norman (Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth) and featuring the talents of world-class bassist Dave Ellefson, as well as the mastering expertise of Bob Ludwig (Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Iron Maiden), 'Live the Dream' is Brosh's most exciting and ambitious project to date. And the album cover painting by Joe Petagno (Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd) is also sure to turn heads.


KILL RITUAL Announces New Drummer

SF Bay Area Metallers KILL RITUAL have announced the addition of drummer Koryun Bobikyan to the group's ranks, who takes over for the recently departed Gee Anzalone (DragonForce).
Koryun is a SF Bay Area local by the way of Armenia where he performed in numerous bands (Stryfe, Sacrond, Sworn) and even performed with Ian Gillan (Deep Purple) in part with the Armenian Symphonic Orchestra. He's also a professional violinist and drum teacher who has performed over 700 concerts.
Guitarist Steve Rice comments on the new addition to the line up: "Kore was one of the best candidates that submitted material and has an extensive professional resume in his performances as both a drummer and violinist. Being that he's in the Bay Area is just icing on the cake. He'll be immediately thrown into the fire recording drum tracks to our new CD which is 90% completed and ready for a 2015 release. We look forward to hitting the road once again in 2015 and productive future with our latest line up."
KILL RITUAL are:
Steve Rice - Lead Guitars
Josh "Crimson" Gibson - Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Danyael Laughing Bear - Bass
Koryun Bobikyan - Drums
KILL RITUAL has forged a sound where classic and modern Metal meet. It's muscle and power driven metal ramped up with chugging dynamics to make you cuss in delight as you break your freakin’ neck.