Bad Touch Support The Kentucky Headhunters On October UK Tour

Following their recent UK tour supporting King King, and their Planet Rock Roadstars UK tour with Broken Witt Rebels, Bad Touch are pleased to announce they will support the Kentucky Headhunters on their October 2017 On Safari UK Tour.

This marks the second time that Bad Touch will tour the UK supporting The Headhunters (they first toured with them in the UK in July 2016). Both bands got on so well last time, they decided to do it again.

Says Richard Young, the guitarist and vocalist for The Kentucky Headhunters – “We first met Bad Touch when they were chosen as our support act after my son John Fred’s young band, Black Stone Cherry, convinced us to do our first-ever UK tour in 2016. In a mere week of touring, the Headhunter’s and Bad Touch became like a band of brothers. There is a certain charm and charisma between the two bands that transcends to the fans of both bands, on stage and off. We’re proud to announce their return for this year’s October UK dates. Simply put, it wouldn’t be the same without them.

Grammy award-winners, the Kentucky Headhunters, according to the RIAA, have sold over 11 million albums worldwide, will perform tracks from their latest album ‘On Safari‘. Rich in southern rock, the Headhunters’ new album tips the hat to family and the southern way of life in the USA.

Bad Touch’s album ‘Truth Be Told‘, recorded at Mwnci Studios in Wales, features the single 99%, remixed for radio by the legendary Rolling Stones engineer and co-producer, Chris Kimsey.

The Kentucky Headhunters ‘On Safari’ October 2017 UK Tour

With Special Guests Bad Touch

Tickets: See Tickets, Alt Tickets & Ticket Web

Bilston, Robin 2                                  Monday 2 October
Nottingham, Rescue Rooms              Tuesday 3 October
Sheffield, Local Authority                 Thursday 5 October
Norwich, Waterfront                         Friday 6 October
London, Boston Music Rooms                      Saturday 7 October
Manchester, Club Academy              Sunday 8 October
Newcastle, Cluny                               Monday 9 October
Glasgow, O2 ABC2                             Tuesday 10 October


Orden Ogan Premieres ‘Gunman’ From Upcoming Album ‘Gunmen’

Power metal band Orden Ogan premieres the first single/video ‘Gunman‘ taken from the upcoming album ‘Gunmen

The group’s new music video was once again directed by Rainer ‘Zipp’ Fränzen, who works with the band since 2012’s ‘To The End’ album and its video releases ‘The Things We Believe In’ and ‘Land Of The Dead’.

“The creation of the Gunman clip was once again real team work”, band leader Seeb Levermann states. “The new Orden Ogan album Gunmen is set in a dark fantasy Wild West environment, so obviously we had to go to Monument Valley (Utah) to shoot there. There is no other place in the world that is more ‘Wild West’. We shot at the classic Monument Valley scenery as well as at the famous John Ford’s Point”
The second extensive part of filming took place in Germany, but also here the band tried something new. “A Western city in an adventure park proved to be the perfect location”, Seeb smiles. “Things came full circle here, because we’ve also recorded the drums for ‘Gunman’ there – to be more specific – in the Western Saloon of the Fort Fun adventure park. We wanted to have this huge 80’s snare ambience that you can only get from big rooms. When the Wild West concept took form, we learned about the Saloon (in Fort Fun), did some test recordings there and were totally blown away. The hall sounds amazing and ‘Gunmen’ may be my best sounding mix so far.”

The ‘Gunmen’ album consists of 10 songs, incl. a guest appearance by former Leaves’ Eyes/Theatre Of Tragedy vocalist Liv Kristine on the track ‘Come With Me To The Other Side’.
Gunmen’ was once again produced by the band’s guitarist/vocalist Seeb Levermann, who just recently has also completed mix & mastering of the upcoming Rhapsody Of Fire release ‘Legendary Years’.

With their previous studio album ‘Ravenhead‘ released in 2015, Orden Ogan toured Europe supporting HammerFall and later Powerwolf too. ‘Ravenhead‘ became a chart success in several European countries, with #16 in the German chart marking their all-time best result. Now ‘Gunmen‘ continues the band’s track record, combining classic Teutonic metal with a modern production on international top level. All this results in 10 metal hymns for eternity!

Pre-order ‘Gunmen‘ album Here

Line up:

Seeb Levermann – vocals, guitars

Dirk Meye – drums

Tobin Kersting – guitars

Niels Loffler – bass

AFM Records have now announced the full limited edition Gunmen‘ box set: yes, it’s a COFFIN! Well, a coffin shaped box, to be more precise containing:

– Ltd. Digipak of the new record ‘Gunmen’ (including “live at Wacken Open Air 2016 DVD)
– “Alister Vale figure (ca. 15 cm tall)
– Orden Ogan Dollar*
– signed autograph card
– certificate of authenticity
This box set is limited to 900 units.

You can order Here

There is a strictly limited version of the box set as well (the limited limited special edition!), the PERSONALIZED version! Limited to 100 units only. You can have YOUR name printed on the outside of the coffin! This upgrade option is available in the AFM shop only.

So in addition to the box set you need to purchase the “upgrade“, if you want your name printed on the outside of the coffin. The regular coffin version will have “Alister Vale” printed as name.

You can find all ‘Gunmen‘ products (and also tickets for the release shows – which come with a free Live CD) listed Here

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H.E.A.T Announce Release Of New Studio Album In September

Swedish melodic hard rock band H.E.A.T have announced via their Facebook page that their new studio album will be released in September.

The band are also playing some gigs in their native Sweden:

October 25, 2017 — Trädgärn — Göteborg, Sweden
October 26, 2017 — KB – Malmö, Sweden
October 27,2017 — Rocktober Fest – Stickholm, Sweden

Line up:

Vocals: Erik Grönwall
Guitars: Dave Dalone
Keyboards: Jona Tee
Bass: Jimmy Jay
Drums: Crash

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Reach ‘The Great Divine’ Album Announced, New Power Trio Line-Up

Swedish hard rockers Reach are back – now as a power trio with a brand new album just recorded and mixed. The album has been produced by Jona Tee (H.E.A.T), and Tobias Lindell (EuropeAvatar, etc.) mixed the album. With a modern sound and strong melodies showcasing the bands abilities this new album called ‘The Great Divine‘ will take the listeners by storm. Reach‘s new album is due for release in 2017.

The new material consists of ten songs written by singer and guitar player Ludvig Turner ranging from the heavy opening track ‘Into Tomorrow‘, the spooky ‘Nightmare‘ and the modern and catchy ‘Running On Empty‘ to the radio friendly ‘One Life‘. More titles and album cover revealed in near future.

Lineup:

Marcus Johansson (Drums)
Ludvig Turner (Guitars & Vocals)
Soufian Ma’Aoui (Bass)

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Amplified Festival Announces Phil Campbell Plus Custom Iron Man Harley Davidson To Be Won

Amplified Open Air Festival has confirmed its final line-up with the announcement that legendary Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell and his band The Bastard Sons will headline the Red Stripe Main Stage on Saturday night, 22nd July 2017. The group joins other stage headline acts including Puddle Of Mudd, Reef, Acid Reign, Diamond Head, Evil Scarecrow, Raging Speedhorn, Astroid Boys and Milk Teeth.

“It’s great to be headlining this brand new festival showcasing the best in U.K. Rock and Metal. See you guys there!” Phil Campbell

Amplified is also excited to announce that they will be giving away in conjunction with Blade Harley-Davidson, Cheltenham a unique one-off motorcycle to one lucky ticket holder at this year’s festival. The ‘Iron Man‘ themed Sportster XL833N custom built for the Harley DavidsonBattle Of The Kings‘ event with paint livery by Reborn To Be Wild along with the special blue light-up Iron Man chest piece could be yours.

At a cost value of £10,000 with an approximate £2,000 worth of customisation, THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A UNIQUE ONE-OFF!

Full details about this amazing opportunity plus terms and conditions can be found at www.amplifiedrocks.com. The winner will be announced on the main stage on Sunday 23rd July 2017.

Tickets on sale now:

Adult weekend £80 (includes camping and free parking)

VIP weekend £125 (includes camping and free parking + backstage access)

Day tickets £45

Discounted group saver offers are also available

http://amplifiedrocks.com/tickets or via SEE Tickets:

http://www.seetickets.com/event/amplified-2017/quarrydowns-northleach/1045951


Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal Signs with EMP Label Group For ‘Little Brother’ Reissue

Former Guns N’ Roses and current Art of Anarchy guitarist, vocalist, and producer Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal has signed a deal with EMP Label Group who will re-release his epic 2015 independent solo release ‘Little Brother Is Watching on CD and Double LP on August 25th.

Little Brother Is Watching‘ is an eccentric, upbeat collection of epic, modern rock with haunting melodies, huge choruses and witty lyrics about life in the digital age and beyond, specifically, Thal’s own life and coming to terms with what we all face – beginnings, endings, and moving on. The album was composed, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Bumblefoot at his studio in New Jersey, and includes a crowd of 100 fans stomping, chanting and singing backing vocals recorded at a listening party in New York. The day after its initial release, the album went as high as #4 on the Amazon.com Rock charts in Europe.

EMP Label Group‘s Thom Hazaert says of the collaboration, “Myself and Ron have been working together for years now, even pre-EMP, through the original release of Little Brother, and discussing various scenarios for a wider retail release. Obviously, Ron and David (Ellefson) have a great relationship, and eventually the stars aligned and we are extremely proud to welcome Bumblefoot to the EMP family!

Thal echoes those sentiments. “I have a great friendship with David and Thom, and through a really great organic process, we came to a mutually beneficial scenario that will breathe new life into a record I’m really proud of. I had always planned to do an LP version, the timing just never quite worked out, and now I’m excited to say that we are able to do it with EMP.

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Radioux City ‘Soul Survivor’ Now Available

Radioux City‘s ‘Soul Survivor‘ is now available to order from AOR Blvd Records.

The album is in stock now, UK £10-00 Europe £13.50 USA, Australia and Japan etc £14.50 all including postage You can order the album Here

Gary Brandon is one of the original co founders of pomp LA band White Sister. A front man/ keyboardist/ songwriter in his own right  In 1985, believing that the group should be fronted by one singer, the record label took a decision behind the scenes that White Sister was no longer going to have alternative lead singers. In addition to this, and to make the situation worse, Gary’s role in the band was reduced to less lead vocals and a position of keyboard player.

In 1986, as Gary was extremely unhappy with this decision, he decided to quit the band during the early stages of what was going to be the second White Sister album ‘Fashion by Passion‘. Working on various songs that also a big part of the bands legacy

In order to survive, Gary found working in the John Parr Live Touring Band. This lay down the foundations to what would be the formation of his next band –  a band that would allow him to finally return to his originally intended path as front man, Radioux City.

In 1988, the first batch of demos were recorded. It was slow progress over the next three years creating the lineup of musicians and forming the structure of Radioux City.

The decline of all forms of rock music and the 90s music scene has been well documented over the years with a move towards grunge Seattle sound. Unfortunately, victims of this move were Radioux City.

However, a quarter of a decade later, and finally released from the vault is a highly anticipated and worthy CD release on AOR Blvd Records, complete with new artwork and lyric booklet and remastered to capture the retro sound. In addition, there are three bonus tracks and a cover of Ted Nugent’s classic ‘Free For All‘.

The Radioux City sound is hard rock with a swagger and a mixture of infectious grooves.
The sound has been described as a meeting of King of the Hill, It’s Alive and some Early Extreme.

Track listing:
1. Scratch The Itch
2. You Make My Love Grow
3. Shake A Leg
4. Genie
5. I Created A Monster
6. Play That Funky Music
7. Soldier of Fortune
8.  Lookin’
9. Free For All
10. Slave For A Day
11. Filthy Dirty Dog
12. Show Me The Way
13. Big Lie
14. Moving Pictures

Line up:

Gary Brandon – Lead vocals and synth

Sammy Brown – Rhythmn guitar

Pete Kneser – Drums

John Perez- Lead guitar

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