Sunday, February 1, 2015

TEN : Scotland Festival Appearance Announcement!

British melodic hard rock giants TEN has been confirmed as the headliner of this year’s WILDFIRE FESTIVAL, set to take place June 26-28, 2015 at Winston LodgeBiggar,South LanarkshireScotland. The festival will feature performances from the following bands: Tygers Of Pan TangColdspellHolocaustEstrella, to name only a few.

"It is our immense pleasure to announce our participation in Scotland’s premier Rock and Metal Festival, Wildfire Festival, in which we’ll be holding the headlining position on Saturday’s (June 27) bill! This is going to be the band’s first Scotland live appearance since 2002 and our “Far Beyond The World” UK tour!"

The Festival takes place on Winston Lodge, Biggar, South Lanarkshire, Scotland and tickets are already available on www.wildfirefestival.co.uk!
It's been a while and we are super excited to once again come and meet all our friends in Scotland!
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Faithsedge enter studio with crushing new lineup (Mr.Big/Ace Frehley drummer and Stryper bassist)

The third Faithsedge installment starts recording this month with founding members powerhouse vocalist / songwriter Giancarlo Floridia and former Dokken lead guitarist Alex De Rosso .
Now taking over production an keys for the new album is Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline/ Revolution Saints) which has got off to an awesome start of a blend of melodic arena rock and in your face metal.

Starting recording off with both new members drummer Matt Starr (Mr. Big /Ace Frehley) and Stryper bassist Tim Gaines delivers a crushing new rhythm section .

Check out www.faithsedgemusic.com for more info




Night Ranger play special London concert on March 12th

Night Ranger; the critically acclaimed San Francisco hard rockin’ band, will play a special concert at the London Islington O2 Academy on Thursday 12th March. The special London show is being treated as a rare and intimate, warm-up to their Hard Rock Hell AOR Festival appearance on Saturday 14th March.

Islington O2 Academy tickets are available from 0844 249 1000, and Ticket Web, Eventim, Gigantic or See Tickets. VIP Experience Packages can be booked from Night Ranger’s Website.

Night Ranger will perform songs from their multi-platinum 1983 album Midnight Madness, which includes their hits Sister Christian”, When You Close Your Eyes” and (You Can Still) Rock In America”, plus songs 2014’s High Road” album.  They’ve sold over 17 million albums worldwide, performed over 2,500 concerts, and played with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, ZZ Top, Journey and Whitesnake.





BLACKWELDER Announce New Album Title, Release Date

International power prog metal band BLACKWELDER have announced “Survival Of The Fittest” as the title of their upcoming debut album, due to be released on April 24, 2015 via German label GoldenCore Records/ZYX Music.
Hailing from the four corners of the world, BLACKWELDER is a brand new metal experience featuring some of the top names in Power Prog Metal today. Arguably the best singer in all of metal, Ralf Scheepers (PRIMAL FEAR, ex-GAMMA RAY) fronts this extraordinary outfit at the top of his game, alongside guitar virtuoso Andrew Szus (SEVEN SERAPHIM). Bjorn Englen (DIO DISCIPLES, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Aquiles Priester (PRIMAL FEAR, ex-ANGRA) round out this unstoppable team of what quite possibly could be one of the greatest lineups metal has ever seen.

The pre-mix of the song 'The Night Of New Moon' can be streamed here: https://soundcloud.com/blackwelder/blackwelder-the-night-of-new-moon

The Radio Sun record original tribute song to Ace Frehley.

Australian melodic rock band The Radio Sun have penned an original tribute to Ace Frehley titled ‘SpaceMan’. Guitarist Stevie Janevski goes on to say “all of us in The Radio Sun grew up on a healthy diet of KISS and in particular were all inspired by the original spaceman Ace Frehley. This song is a bit of fun and is not meant to defame anyone in particular but rather a stance acknowledging the original SpaceMan”.
People can hear the song at the following link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiUagR9Rs8U 
The Radio Sun will release their second full length album mid 2015, currently being mixed by Paul Laine (ex Danger Danger). *SpaceMan will not be on the upcoming album but rather something special the band put together before the full length album’s release.
*SpaceMan will be released as a 4 song cd/ep and will also be available on ITunes, Spotify, Google Play etc. soon. Pre Order info very soon!
Art concept and design - created by Marc Welsh.

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RUTHLESS ISSUE FIRST NEW ALBUM IN 29 YEARS

With vintage '80s metal sounds experiencing an unmistakable renaissance, Los Angeles cult metallists Ruthless have picked the perfect time to unleash a reunion disc (their first in 29 years!), which is released - January 30th - titled 'They Rise.'

Responsible for two classics of the metal underground the 1984 EP 'Metal Without Mercy' and 1986's full-length 'Discipline of Steel,' Ruthless picks up exactly where they left off with their new disc, which can be purchased via the following links:

Thursday, January 29, 2015

REVIEW : STARGAZERY / Stars Aligned (2015)

Stargazery is a Finnish heavy rock band that was originally formed back in 2005. In 2011, the debut album, "Eye On The Sky", was a fact and it received a solid feedback from the music press. Nowadays, Stargazery is back with the brand new effort which is entitled "Stars Aligned".

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

CHAINFIST 'Black Rebel Noise' Video Posted

Black Rebel Noise“, a brand new video from Danish metallers CHAINFIST, featuring by KrankTV, can be viewed below. The track is taken from the band’s album, “Scarred“, which was released on October 6, 2014.
“Scarred” is one of those albums that you just can’t help liking. It is one of those album that you want to keep returning to over and over again. It’s an album that you don’t wanna miss, so go get it! (Metal Gods TV)
“Scarred” has indeed done so – and could be another act to put Denmark on the map beyond Volbeat. (Eternal Terror)
Chainfist have provided metal fans one of the most riff heavy albums of the year. Whether you are a thrash titan, a metal maestro or just a lover of all things heavy, Chainfist has the fix you need. (Maximum Metal)
Scarred – this is extremely high quality, well written, hard-hitting heavy metal. (Metal Observer)
CHAINFIST are:
Jackie Petersen – Vocals
Michael Kopietz – Guitars
Thomas Hvisel – Guitars
Braca Pedersen – Bass
Jesper Heidelbach – Drums
Five guys playing music for the love of music, CHAINFIST is their version of what metal is all about. No More, No Less, No Bullshit!






Wake The Nations - Sign Of Heart

"Wake the Nations” serve international hard rock with respect for the 80’s. The album “Sign of Heart” is full of featuring artists from all over the globe. Killer songs are saturated with today’s pure sound and professional musicians behind their instruments - a setup that makes this record the coolest and the most diverse melodic hard rock album in years! 
International flavour is compiled by Estef Martinez’s strong female performance, Dado Topic’s deep and unique vocals, bunch of Finnish front-row heavy metal singers (e.g. Taage Laiho and Janne Hurme), as well as Alan Jackson’s and Oz Rivera’s unconventional lyrics, some to mention. As an example, Dado Topic is widely known and followed not only in his home country, but also in other parts of Europe (partly because of the Eurovision contest representation back in 2007). Dado won “The best rock singer and song writer during the past 40 years in Croatia “ -award in 2006. 

Bulgarian Premier Proggers "PANTOMMIND are set to release their third studio album, “SEARCHING FOR ETERNITY” by “Spectastral Recors”USA.

Bulgarian Premier Proggers "PANTOMMIND are set to release their third studio album, “SEARCHING FOR ETERNITY” by “Spectastral Recors”USA. Produced by the band itself, the record will be available in two formats - a standard digipack CD version and digital on iTunes.. There’s a bonus track, featuring ex-Pantommind guitarist Jiip Randam, also guest musicians, including Mike Andersson (CLOUDSCAPE, FULLFORCE). The cover art is made by talented Chilean digital Artist Mauricio Javier Gonzales Lonko (http://www.sidiuss.daportfolio.com/

Of the new album, frontman Tony Ivan commented: " Our new record features remarkable Pantommind’s sound, great guitar melodies and solos, high-energy progressive metal. We're so proud of this new record and we are very excited to bring it to our fans worldwide”.

Release date: March 27.2015
Available for pre-sale on iTunes : March 6.2015
SPECTASTRAL Rec. USA

PANTOMMIND are: Pete Christ (bass, guitars, keyboards), Tony Ivan (lead & backing vocals), Ross (lead & rhythm guitars), Drago (drums), SunnyX (keyboards).








Issa - Crossfire (Official / New Studio Album / 2015)

Here is the official music video for the title track from ISSA's new studio album, CROSSFIRE!!!
CROSSFIRE will be released in Europe on February 20th and in North America on February 24th.



The Poodles are back with "Devil in the Details"

The Poodles are back with "Devil in the Details", their sixth studio album and follow-up to the critically acclaimed "Tour de Force". The evolution of the band's sound is evident as a result of their continued collaboration with produced Mats Valentin. This is rock n' roll straight up, no chaser! In many ways this represents the second coming of The Poodles and you are cordially invited to experience the epic-ness and majesty of "Devil in the Details".
 
The debut album, “Metal Will Stand Tall”, was released in 2006 and the single “Night of Passion” went platinum. “Streets of Fire” from the album “Sweet Trade”, became the bands biggest selling single to date, achieving double platinum status. They visited twenty-nine European cities during the fall of 2009 and the spring of 2010. The album “Performocracy”(2011) went #1 on the Swedish album chart.