Saturday, October 25, 2014

CRAZY LIXX - S/T (2014)

Wouldn't be great if Def Leppard could write a second "Hysteria", Motley Crue a new "Dr. FeelGood", Bon Jovi a second "Slippery When Wet"? Yes, that would be great, no doubt 'bout that! Crazy Lixx with "New Religion", back in 2010, offered a classic melodic hard rock, one of my personal favorite albums of the last decade, full of big and loud choruses, high-energetic tracks and a tight as hell musicianship.

SEVENTRAIN START WORKING ON NEW ALBUM

San Diego, California based blues-metal rockers SEVENTRAIN, which features former members of CAGE, 24-7 SPYZ and TOURNIQUET, have officially started pre-production on their second album.

The bands drummer, Joel Maitoza, states that they currently have the music written for six new songs and are hoping to include twelve tracks on the new full length disk. The band is also planning to record a couple of cover tunes which they will release as singles just after the first of the year. The band is shooting for a release date in late spring of 2015.

Guitarist Eric Horton says, “This next album of material is going to be much heavier than the first record. I’m excited to see where the writing process takes us since some of the other members in the band have been contributing various ideas. There will still be a bluesy element to the songwriting, but the metal side will be much more dominant than the first album.”

Seventrain’s self-titled debut was released in the US, Europe and Japan on February 18th, 2014 on So Cal Records / Alliance Entertainment and cracked the CMJ Top 40 Loud Rock charts at #36 with a bullet it’s first week to radio. The record has been receiving favorable reviews worldwide as the band continues to play live and build their following.

Their next scheduled show is opening for Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel at Brick by Brick in San Diego, CA on November 21st.

Seventrain’s self titled debut album is currently available on iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/seventrain/id795963008

Seventrain Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/seventrainband

Video for their single Bittersweet Seduction can be found on You Tube here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzvoXPbbbzI







Friday, October 24, 2014

EMPIRES OF EDEN offering fans a chance to become part of their upcoming new cd

Australian all star metal project EMPIRES OF EDEN led by producer / guitarist Stu "The Hammer" Marshall (DEATH DEALER / DUNGEON) is offering die hard fans the opportunity to record a narrative for a special customized fully mixed unreleased song of their very own.
How? - Here's how it works
Record a pre-written narrative on your smartphone to be included on a song which will feature stellar metal vocalist Mike Dimeo (Riot), guitar legend Ross the Boss (Death Dealer / Ex-Manowar) and guitarist Stu Marshall (Death Dealer / Dungeon) laying down blistering one of a kind customized guitars solos for each individual song.

JAKE E. LEE ANNOUNCES SECOND RED DRAGON CARTEL US TOUR REUNITED WITH BADLANDS BASSIST GREG CHAISSON

The tour and return of Greg Chaisson proves to be as exciting for the band as to their fans.   A return to form that will showcase this new revitalized line-up beginning November 13th in Houston.

NOV 13 SCOUT BAR HOUSTON, TX
NOV 15 TREES DALLAS, TX
NOV 16 TEXAS HOUSE OF ROCK CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
NOV 18 210 KAPONES SAN ANTONIO, TX
NOV 19 JAKE'S BACKROOM LUBBOCK, TX
NOV 21 BRICK BY BRICK SAN DIEGO, TX
NOV 22 WHISKY A GO GO WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
NOV 23 COUNT'S VAMP'D LAS VEGAS, NV
DEC 2 MARLIN ROOM AT WEBSTER HALL NEW YORK, NY
DEC 3 DOBBS PHILADELPHIA, PA
DEC 5 MEXICALI LIVE TEANECK, NJ
DEC 6 THE CHANCE POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
DEC 7 1150 OAK BAR & GRILL CRANSTON, RI
DEC 9 ROCKSTARZ CHEEKTOWAGA, NY
DEC 10 THE GARRISON TORONTO, ON, CA
DEC 12 TOKEN LOUNGE WESTLAND, MI
DEC 13 REGGIES CHICAGO, IL
DEC 16 ODDBODYS DAYTON, OH
DEC 18 AGORA THEATRE CLEVELAND, OH
DEC 19 ALTAR BAR PITTSBURGH, PA
DEC 20 FISH HEAD CANTINA BALTIMORE, MD

Greg Chaisson originally filled in for Ron Mancuso in March at a Tempe, Arizona concert.  In August, Greg Chaisson joined Red Dragon Cartel as Ron Mancuso returned to his production career.   Jake E. Lee is best known for his work in Badlands and as guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne on Bark at the Moon and The Ultimate Sin albums. Red Dragon Cartel also features various guest appearances from some of music’s most notable faces including legendary Cheap Trick vocalist Robin Zander, original Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di’Anno, Kill Devil Hill/Pantera bassist Rex Brown, Slash’s Conspirators Todd Kearns and Brent Fitz and In This Moment front woman Maria Brink. The album was produced by Ronnie Mancuso and Jake E. Lee and was executive produced, mixed and mastered by Kevin Churko (In This Moment, Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch).

RED DRAGON CARTEL's self-titled debut album sold around 5,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 69 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released on January 28 via Frontiers Records Srl, the CD was recorded at Las Vegas' The Hideout Recording Studio — owned and operated by Kevin Churko (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, IN THIS MOMENT) — and was produced by R. Bernard Mann (a.k.a. Ronnie Mancuso) and Jake E. Lee, and executive-produced, mixed and mastered by Churko.


Red Dragon Cartel - Official Website: http://reddragoncartel.com










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


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