Bad Touch Release Official Video For ‘99%’

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British rock group Bad Touch have premiered the official video for their new single on YouTube. ‘99%‘ is taken from their new studio album ‘Truth Be Told‘ which is released on 2nd December 2016.

99%‘ is remixed by legendary Rolling Stones engineer, Chris Kimsey (Kimsey engineered the Rolling Stones albums – 1971’s ‘Sticky Fingers’, 1978’s ‘Some Girls’ and 1980’s ‘Emotional Rescue’, and co-produced ‘Undercover‘ and ‘Steel Wheels‘).

The band will be commencing a November tour with Australian rock band Massive.  The band also open for Whiskey Myers at the Boston Arms in London on December 1st, followed by a date at Planet Rockstock on Saturday December 3rd.

Bad Touch’s lead singer Stevie Westwood enthused, “We’re excited about getting back on the road and co-headlining with Massive. It’s going to be a great tour full of high energy.

The new album was recorded at Mwnci Studios in Wales. “99%‘ is a great song to ride around in cars and drink beer and smoke pot and listen to rock and roll on the radio,” says Chris Kimsey. “Not that I drink beer or smoke pot , but I remember the simplicity of music and life so it’s good to hear it is alive and kicking with Bad Touch. I heard something that evoked a good time melodic love song. It just needed some re arranging and mixing to get to the heart of the song.

The new album sees Bad Touch celebrating classic rock with Southern boogie influences, supported with heavy guitar riffs and an iron-clad, tight rhythm section, in the great tradition of Black Crowes, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Led Zeppelin.

Track listing:

  1. One More Night
  2. *99%
  3. Waiting For This
  4. Under My Skin
  5. Heartbreakersoulshaker
  6. Take Your Time
  7. Let The Sun Shine
  8. My Mother Told Me
  9. Outlaw
  10. *Made To Break
  11. Healing Hand
  12. The Mountain

*Radio remix by Chris Kimsey

Tour Dates:

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Ebbw Vale, EVI                                                 Saturday 19 November
Cannock, The Station                                     Sunday 20 November
Bristol, The Exchange                                    Monday 21 November
Chester, The Live Rooms                              Tuesday 22 November
Manchester, Factory251                               Wednesday 23 November
Huddersfield, The Parish                             Thursday 24 November
Leicester, The Musician                                Friday 25 November
Sheffield, Corporation                                  Saturday 26 November
Bridgewater, Cobblestones                        Sunday 27 November
Basingstoke, Sanctuary Live                        Wednesday 30 November
London, The Dome                                         Thursday 1 December
Trecco Bay, Planet Rockstock                     Saturday 3 December
Lowestoft, The Flying Dutchman              Friday 9 December
Beccles, The Angel                                          Friday 23 December
Norwich, The Brickmakers                           Friday 30 December
Dereham, The Cherry Tree                          Saturday 31 December

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Heavy Pettin’ Drummer Gary Moat Announces Record Contract / Album

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Gary Moat – the man at the back is now at the front! The Heavy Pettin’ drummer is now the driving force of Burnt Out Wreck and very much in control of the fire that’s burning.
Gary has just signed to TRHRC through Cherry Red, the paper is inked and the music flowing. He has also signed to Eddie Levy at The Chelsea Publishing Company Ltd. TRHRC, Martin Darvill, Daniel Earnshaw and Gary are very excited at the signing and look forward to the album’s release in February 2017.

The remaining members for Burnt Out Wreck are now being finalised, the band as it stands now is Gary Moat on vocals and Adrian Dunn on lead guitars.

The new album is co-produced by Gary Moat and Steve Rispin (Asia, Inglorious) at his  Liscombe Park Studio, mastered by Pete Maher (U2, The Killers, Jack White, Rolling Stones etc) and is set for a February 2017 release.

This new album is going to be a storming slice of classic hard rock and is guaranteed to start 2017 in some serious rock ‘n’ roll style!


Red Tide Rising Release Lyric Video For ‘The Sound Of Voices Screaming’

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Hard rock upstarts Red Tide Rising have released a new lyric video for the track ‘The Sound of Voices Screaming‘, from their highly acclaimed EP, Voices.  Produced by Drowning Pool drummer Mike LuceVoices was released in May of this year via Vanity Music Group.

Regarding the track, guitarist, Andrew Whiteman says, “The ‘Sound of Voices Screaming‘ is about making yourself known and showing the world who you are. It’s a call to arms to stand up together for each other. It’s definitely a highlight in the set for me.

The band spent the month of August on the road in the United States and Canada with Sevendust and Crobot.  They are making plans to head back into the studio in early 2017 with the intention of recording a new full length album set to be released in summer.

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Jetboy To Release ‘Off Your Rocker!’ EP September 30th

Jetboy are set to release the ‘Off Your Rocker!EP on September 30th on City Of Lights Records.

The EP was originally only released in the US in digital format, but now it will be available as a European Edition CD, complete with bonus track ‘Stolen People‘. The band was founded in 1983 by guitarists, Billy Rowe & Fernie Rod, and went on to release six albums, their debut album ‘Feel The Shake‘ being released in 1988.

 

Tracklist:

01. Perfectly Wrong

02. Going Down (From Above The Clouds)

03. Dogs Gotta Roam

04. High Gear [Live]

05. Crank It Up [Live]

06. Losin’ Streak [Live]

07. Stolen People *(Bonus Track)

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Review: KISS Rocks Vegas

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KISS Rocks Vegas

Eagle Rock (August 2016)

Reviewer: Paul Nicholls

As a KISS fan of many many years, I’ve followed the band through it’s many incarnations and remained as hooked as I always was. Until the final departures of Peter Criss & Ace Frehley the band could do no wrong for me.

Has any band, with maybe the exception of The Beatles, polarised their fan base as much as KISS have done? The factions within the fans of Ace & Peter Vs Tommy & Eric supporters has been a long running and for the most part a 100% pointless exercise. KISS 2016 are Paul, Gene, Tommy and Eric, that’s how they like it, that’s how its going to remain, get with the program people…..

That’s fine, but with any band, the proof is most certainly with the pudding, and to that effect here is a beautifully presented 16 track live extravaganza (which includes as a bonus 7 acoustic tracks and an audio CD).

Recorded live in Las Vegas, the band show off the pyrotechnics for which they are world famous. Musically, I doubt the band have ever sounded better, tight, energetic and bang on the money. Of the 16 tracks here all bar two (Psycho Circus & Hell Or Hallelujah) date back to at least ‘Lick It Up’. That’s not particularly a problem for me but would have liked to have seen more modern material where Tommy Thayer can play his OWN solo’s and not Ace’s ( which he plays note for note perfectly).

Where it begins to fall down for me is on the tracks that Vinnie Vincent or Bruce Kulick did the originals, because the word ‘Mangled’ doesn’t come close … the solo’s are supplanted by something I know not what , but it ain’t a solo ladies and gentlemen. Tommy is an excellent guitarist, so it’s even more mystifying why he doesn’t play the original solos on these songs when its blatantly obvious he could …

Surely in a nostalgic rock gig and kid yourself not, this is 100% what a KISS show is, it’s a pre-requisite? I really didn’t like them breaking into ‘Lick It Up’ with bars from The Who classic ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’, inadvertently it served to show how much better the Who song was.

Gene Simmons, the ‘Demon’ of old has, for me, lost some of that menace he possessed on stage, the fire breathing dragon is still there, the blood is still spat … and yet, and yet …. something now is missing.

Paul Stanley is still the consummate front-man, with the crowd in the palm of his hand, guitar slung low & that beautiful make up. Paul’s voice may not be what it once was, but I’d still pay to see the Master!

In fairness Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer are fine musicians, with a fantastic gig but are hired hands (in fact once the KISS Company broke up, I believe all the past members were) And I cannot help but feel that they have so much more to offer than they get to show .

A very worthwhile DVD/CD combination here, and you should get it for your collection as it shows the band as they are now … Me? I’m still watching Largo ’77.


Review: Maverick – Big Red

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Maverick – Big Red

Metalapolis Records (28-08-2016)

Reviewer – Stephen Brophy

Northern Irelands Hard Rockers Maverick are back with a new album Big Red, the follow up to their excellent debut, 2014’s Quid Pro Quo and it is Big, with guest appearances by Jakob Samuel (The Poodles) and Kane Roberts (ex Alice Cooper) and the added experiences of a European Tour with The Poodles behind them expectancy is pretty high for this release. It is no surprise that the guys have not only reached but surpassed these expectations.

The new album sounds much like the bastard son of the best of 80’s Hard Rock, a touch of melodic metal, with a slightly more modern edge, this album feels like there’s been a lot of blood, sweat and tears poured into it, although it’s generally pretty upbeat there’s a certain amount of pain or anguish in there, which without doubt helps to elevate it beyond the norm, it’s often something essential in making great Rock music.  As good as  Quid Pro Quo was it has to be said that this album is definitely a step up all over and shows the continued evolution of the guys as a band, the songs this time around are bigger, from ‘Forever‘ with it’s booming chorus, gutsy riffs and polished sound, the light and poppy ‘The One‘ that just breezes along, this album is a really nice piece of work from a band on the up. As always Ryan’s guitar work is excellent, Richie (Bass) and Mike (Drums) from one hell of rhythm section and you can hear David’s voice maturing as it develops.’Whiskey Lover‘ is an interesting track, there’s definitely a hint of Lizzy about it, is a cautionary tale in some ways, but still rumbles along really nicely, would love to hear a little guitar duel in this one live, the band are very comfortable with this material, it’s not an all or nothing type of album, there’s nice changes of style and tempo throughout, and it just feels right when you listen right through. As with most well constructed albums favourite tracks swap the more you listen, ‘Beyond The Gates‘ is a little heavier and darker, but damn it hits time spot.

The guys have just released the single ‘Asylum‘ which heavily features Jakob Samuel on guest vocals, it’s close enough to being a duet and it also features some nice guitar work from Kane Roberts, and it has to be said it is a bloody cracking track, really well written and performed. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the band yet go get a listen to this track, I think it perfectly illustrates where they are going, this is the sound of Maverick, to have musicians of the stature of Jakob and Kane guesting on the album at all is a great coup, but you can just tell is the way ‘Asylum‘ is delivered that they guys had a great time in the studio with this one, it’s a real rocker but at the same time not too heavy, no instrument overpowers another in the music, yes of course it’s guitar laden, but when the two vocalists are trading off it’s a joy.

The album closes with a beautiful ballad ‘Fly Away‘, and as with a lot of ballads that I like these days it’s got a haunting feel to it, simple and full of emotion, guitar and vocals are all that’s needed here with David’s delivery spot on. Sometimes it’s right to just strip things back and leave yourself vulnerable and that’s just what they’ve done here, one of those songs that grows on your the more you listen to it. Overall this is a terrific album, and only points to even more to come, already looking forward to album number 3 and we’ve only just got Big Red out of the wrapper. There’s no doubt that this album will bring the band to a wider audience and hopefully mean that they get to play the songs to more people around Europe and further afield. Would be great to see them on some UK Festival bills next year, hard work does pay off and the future is bright.

 

 


Eden’s Curse Release Lyric Video For ‘The Great Pretender’& Album EPK

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Melodic Metal act Eden’s Curse have released a lyric video for ‘The Great Pretender‘, the second single from their forthcoming fifth studio album ‘Cardinal‘, which will be released by German label AFM Records on 14th October.

Eden’s Curse have also released a 12 minute EPK video for ‘Cardinal‘.

Eden’s Curse will kick off their World Tour in support of ‘Cardinal‘ in the UK during November:

21 NOV – The Cathouse, Glasgow

22 NOV – Academy 3, Manchester

23 NOV – Corporation, Sheffield

24 NOV – The Asylum, Birmingham

25 NOV – The Scene, Swansea

26 NOV – Waterfront Studio, Norwich

27 NOV – The Underworld, London

Plus Special Guests: C.O.P. UK & Evolve

Tickets are available to order

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