King King Ammounce Special Guests For January 2018 UK Tour

King King are pleased to announce the special guests for their January 2018 UK Tour. The award-winning rock blues band will be supported by Rhino’s Revenge (feat. Rhino from Status Quo) at the London Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Wednesday 17th January, the Birmingham Town Hall on Thursday 18th January and the Bath Forum on Saturday 20th January. Gerry Jablonski And The Electric Band will support King King at the Edinburgh Queen’s Hall on Friday 26th January and Xander And The Peace Pirates at the Sheffield Leadmill on Saturday 27th January.

King King released their fourth studio album ‘Exile & Grace‘ on Friday 13th October 2017 via Manhaton Records. The album features the band’s singles ‘(She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’‘ and ‘Long Time Running‘ which have been big hits on Planet Rock radio in the UK.

The album coincides with King King‘s biggest UK tour to date. The dates include London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire (Wednesday 17 January), Birmingham Town Hall (Thursday 18 January), Bath Forum (Saturday 20 January), Edinburgh Queen’s Hall (Friday 26 January), and Sheffield Leadmill (Saturday 27 January). Tickets are available via the 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 478 0898 and can be ordered from www.thegigcartel.com.

The new album ‘Exile & Grace‘ promises to deliver a bigger punch, with killer songs performed with true passion by a fist tight line-up. The album was recorded at Superfly Studios and mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Feeder and Therapy?).

Says King King‘s frontman and guitarist, Alan Nimmo, “Exile & Grace‘ definitely has a rockier feel and sound to it. We are following our influences from the Classic Rock genre, Bad Company, Whitesnake and Thunder. We really set out to challenge ourselves with this album. We’ve stepped up the quality of songwriting and pushed ourselves physically in both performance and delivery!

‘Exile & Grace’ January 2018 UK Tour
Book  Tickets: 0844 478 0898, www.thegigcartel.com

London Shepherd’s Bush Empire      Wednesday 17 January
Birmingham, Town Hall                     Thursday 18 January
Bath, Forum                                       Saturday 20 January
Edinburgh Queen’s Hall                     Friday 26 January
Sheffield, Leadmill                             Saturday 27 January

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RavenEye Announce UK Headline Tour – It’s Not Over ‘Til It’s Nova

RavenEye have just revealed details of a UK Headlining Tour ‘It’s Not Over ‘Til It’s Nova‘, which will kick off in January 2018.

The band have made the following announcement:

Here is our video announcement of the epic UK run we have ahead of us! We’ve had an incredible 2017 touring with KISS, Aerosmith, Bush and travelling the globe to the USA, Mexico and all over Europe!

We’re working hard to bring you an unforgettable show featuring all the songs from NOVA + BREAKING OUT and even some of the new material we’ve been working on

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Liv Sin Releases Video For ‘King Of The Damned’

Swedish metal priestess Liv Sin has released the video for her newest single, ‘King of the Damned,’ out now through Despotz Records.

The track is both heartfelt and in your face at the same time as it concerns one of Liv’s most passionate loves, animals.  And specifically wildlife.
For me, this song is a call to action to everyone that we as humans will soon extinguish all of the world’s wildlife,” Liv says. “And we need to take action immediately otherwise there will be nothing left. I got the inspiration to the lyrics from Nick Brandts exhibition ‘Inherit the Dust’ (a photo exhibition where Brandt revisited places where he used to take pictures of the wildlife, and how its landscapes are now of garbage and people living in the garbage) and the shooting of Cecil the Lion. For me, both of those events are extremely depressing and not very flattering for mankind. Unfortunately that’s the way we are heading if we do nothing. Remember “Lion King”? Well, soon there is not going to be any “King of the Jungle” left, they will be “King of the Damned” instead”.

She continues, “I wish that everyone would take a minute to just think about it, about how we are treating our world. We chose to cooperate with a Swedish animal rights organization called Djurens rätt on this song. All of the profits of this song from our Bandcamp site will go to them. You can also donate through PayPal at info@despotz.se.

King of the Damned‘ is taken from Liv Sin‘s debut, ‘Follow Me‘ and is in stores now and can be purchased here:

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The Dead Daisies Release ‘Live & Louder in Japan’ (Official Documentary)

The Dead Daisies have posted on their official YouTube channel  ‘Live & Louder in Japan‘ (Official Documentary).

The band have posted the following update –

Hey gang, The Live & Louder World Tour 2017 has brought with it so many awesome stories and amazing experiences, which – as you all know – we don‘t want to leave untold and try to share with all of you in the best ways possible!

This is why today we‘re proud to bring you yet another chapter of our epic journey around the globe: Ladies and Gentlemen, we give you “Live & Louder in Japan” – the official tour documentary covering our wonderful time in the land of the rising sun!

Created by none other than the one and only Masa Ito and Ward Records over at Masa Ito‘s Rock TV, who captured some of the greatest moments of this tour on film! And you can watch it right here, right now and immerse yourself in 45 minutes full of good times, amazing people, culinary adventures, and Rock ‘n’ Roll! We really hope you‘ll enjoy this just as much as ourselves! Tune in and ROCK ON! Love & Peace, T

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Madman’s Lullaby Release Video For One Shot, New Album Out This Week

Madman’s Lullaby return with a brand new album ‘ Sins Of Greed‘ which will be released November 24th on MelodicRock Records. In advance of it’s release, the band have posted an Official music video for the track ‘One Shot‘.

Track Listing:
01. One Shot
02. Makes No Sense
03. Little Demons
04. Live Again
05. Don’t Walk Away
06. Quicker With Liquor
07. About You
08. The Storm
09. Melt Down

Line up:

Chris Michaels – Lead Vocals

Mr.Brett – Lead Guitar

Luis Barillas – Bass

Eric Arbizu – Drums/Vocals

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Swiss/Finnish/American Hard Rockers Panorama Band Debut Album Out January 12th

Swiss/Finnish/American hard rockers Panorama Band will release their debut album, ‘Around The World‘, January 12, 2018 via ROAR – rock of angels records.

The album is produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69). The cover artwork was made by Stan W Decker (Masterplan, Vanden Plas, Resurrection Kings, Stryper).

Tracklist:

1. Around The World
2. Standing My Ground
3. The Glory Within
4. Gates Of Babylon
5. The Highest Mountain
6. Jammin In The Jungle
7. One For All
8. The Other Side
9. Heart Has Been Broken
10. Shout It Out
11. World On Fire

Line up:

Christian Palin – Vocals (Random Eyes, ex Adagio)
Dennis Ward – Bass (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69)
Sammy Lasagni – Guitars (Gods of Silence, ex Kirk, ex Godiva)
Ben Varon – Guitars (Amoral, ex Grease Helmet)
Philipp Eichenberger – Drums (Gods of Silence, ex Kirk)

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Gary Moore ‘Blues and Beyond’ Special Event Footage Unveiled

To celebrate the release of Gary Moore‘s forthcoming ‘Blues and Beyond‘, BMG held a special event for fans and media at the Gibson Show Rooms in London on October 25th.

A panel, hosted by Neville Marten (Guitar Techniques ) and David Mead (Guitarist Magazine) along with Harry Shapiro (author of Gary Moore’s new biography), Graham Lilley (Gary Moore’s guitar technician) and Neel Panchal (BMG Director Of Design), gave an insightful talk about the immensely talented Gary Moore. Fascinating stories were regaled about the guitarist and ‘Blues and Beyond‘, before taking questions from the audience.

Fans and media were also treated to a unique display of Gary Moore‘s guitars and memorabilia, along with an audio playback from ‘Blues and Beyond‘ plus an exclusive first play of selected cuts from ‘Blues and Beyond Live.

On 24th November 2017 BMG proudly release Gary Moore’s Blues and Beyond‘, a remarkable collection of his powerful and emotive blues studio recordings. ‘Blues and Beyond‘ is released on double CD, 4 LP and as a box set, which includes unreleased live recordings and the official Gary Moore biography ‘I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow‘ written by Harry Shapiro.

Best known for his evocative solo hits, ‘Parisienne Walkways‘ and ‘Still Got the Blues‘ (live versions feature in this set), and his on/off membership of Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore‘s solo career comprises over twenty albums. Throughout the 1980s, Gary moved up the rock hierarchy, but turned his back on what he regarded as the empty flash of metal and reverted to his heart music – the blues – where ironically he scored his biggest commercial success through his 1990s and 2000s blues albums.

As well as running his own bands, during a successful solo career, Gary mixed with the best that rock and blues could offer, playing live and on record with George Harrison, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Greg Lake, BB King, Albert King, Albert Collins and many others. Gary was also the guitarist many looked up to, not just for the terrifying speed of his fretwork, but for the passion, fire and honesty in his playing.

The ‘Blues and Beyond’ formats; 

2 x CD: Bringing together the cream of Gary Moore‘s blues studio recordings, this digipack format is the perfect Gary Moore blues collection.

The 4 x LP counterpart format is housed in an awesome double gatefold “AxeWax” vinyl and features a number of Gary Moore‘s blues studio recordings, most of which have never appeared on vinyl.

The Box Set: comprises the blues studio recordings on 2 CDs plus a further 2 CDs of newly mixed and mastered live concert recordings, with two previously unheard song versions. This is the first time that this concert has been available, anywhere. Also included, is the brand new book I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow, which offers a unique insight into the world of Gary Moore. This full length Gary Moore-authorised biography is new, unreleased and all you need to know about the man behind the guitar. For the true collector, included are a number of reproductions of ultra-rare memorabilia items including a concert ticket, album launch event invite, VIP wrist band and AAA pass. This box is the ultimate collection of Gary Moore‘s blues output and documents the evolution of a legend.

Blues And Beyond Live: (previously unreleased): 

The live show comes from a UK tour which was a continuation of the 1999 ‘A Different Beat‘ tour, but was prior to the recording sessions for the next studio album. A couple of the tracks to feature on the next, but at that stage untitled studio album, had been written and rehearsed, and were being played here for the first time. ‘Cold Black Night‘, ‘The Prophet‘ and ‘Enough of the Blues (Alternative)‘ were yet be recorded properly, other than home demos and rehearsal room recordings. The track ‘Enough of the Blues‘ changed a little bit by the time of the recording sessions, so this version,’Enough of the Blues (Alternative)‘ is an early version of the final track, but a good example of how Gary would formulate a song’s component parts quite early on, only to refine them as the track matured. So he would have mostly completed songs ready for any recording sessions, with detailed lyric notes and song structures mapped out, all that remained was cutting the track, in 2 or maybe 3 takes, and then moving on to the next song.”

To pre-order go to: https://BMG.lnk.to/GMBluesBeyondPR

Track listing:

CD1

  1. Enough Of The Blues  from Back To Blues2001
  2. Tell Me Woman from Power Of The Blues2004
  3. Stormy Monday from Back To Blues2001
  4. That’s Why I Play The Blues from Power Of The Blues2004
  5. Power Of The Blues from Power Of The Blues2004
  6. Ball And Chain from Scars2002
  7. Looking Back from Back To Blues2001
  8. Surrender from A Different Beat1999
  9. Cold Black Night from Back To Blues2001
  10. There’s A Hole from Power Of The Blues2004
  11. Getaway Blues from Power Of The Blues2004
  12. We Want Love from A Different Beat1999
  13. Memory Pain from Power Of The Blues2004
  14. The Prophet from Back To Blues2001

CD2

  1. You Upset Me Baby from Back To Blues2001
  2. Bring My Baby Back from A Different Beat1999
  3. I Can’t Quit You Baby from Power Of The Blues2004
  4. World Of Confusion from Scars2002
  5. Picture Of The Moon from Back To Blues2001
  6. Can’t Find My Baby from Power Of The Blues2004
  7. Drowning In Tears from Back To Blues2001
  8. Evil from Power Of The Blues2004
  1. My Baby (She’s So Good To Me) from Scars2002
  2. Ain’t Got You from Back To Blues2001
  3. Just Can’t Let You Go from Scars2002
  4. How Many Lies from Back To Blues2001
  5. Torn Inside from Power Of The Blues2004
  6. Parisienne Walkways (Live)

CD3 (box set only)

Blues And Beyond Live: (previously unreleased)

  1. Walking By Myself
  2. Oh Pretty Woman
  3. Need Your Love So Bad
  4. Since I Met You Baby
  5. Surrender
  6. Cold Black Night
  7. All Your Love
  8. Still Got The Blues

CD4 (box set only)

Blues And Beyond Live: (previously unreleased)

  1. Too Tired
  2. The Sky Is Crying
  3. Further On Up The Road
  4. Fire
  5. The Blues Is Alright
  6. Enough Of The Blues (Alternative)
  7. The Prophet

‘I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow’ book information (only available in the box set)

Three years in the making, I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow is the official Gary Moore biography written by acclaimed music writer Harry Shapiro, who was given exclusive access to Gary’s family, friends and musicians.

Spanning Gary’s five decades as a professional musician, the story begins with his early, troubled life in Belfast which he dealt with by honing his extraordinary talent in private, becoming recognised as one of the city’s best guitarists even while still at school. Leaving home at 16, the guitar prodigy began a tumultuous career first in Skid Row then, aged only 19, an abortive attempt at running his own band and then on through the Seventies switching with consummate ease between the hard rock of Thin Lizzy and the complex jazz rock of Jon Hiseman’s Colosseum II.

But even as a kid, Gary was telling his friends that he always wanted to be the frontman, never a guitar for hire. His solo career finally took off in 1979 with the chart single ‘Parisienne Walkways‘. Throughout the 1980s, Gary moved up the rock hierarchy, but turned his back on what he regarded as the empty flash of metal and reverted to his heart music – the blues – where ironically he scored his biggest commercial success with the 1990 album, ‘Still Got The Blues‘, selling over 3 million copies worldwide.

Gary never found life easy. He had demons to battle, could be his own worst enemy and made quite a few extra ones on the way. But when he suddenly died in 2011, the outpourings of admiration and grief from fellow musicians and fans around the world was heartfelt. As Harry Shapiro says “I would never have written a simpering hagiography. Hopefully this account will come across as honest as the man himself”.

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