US guitarist, composer, vocalist and songwriter, Tara Lynch (a.k.a. “Gui-Tara”), has announced United Kingdom & Ireland tour dates in March/April as special guest with UFO on their 50th Anniversary Last Orders Tour. Tara Lynch promises “a very exciting high energy, full of passion performance.”  With that said, the tour is predestined to be a spectacular success!

Tour Dates (w/UFO):

March 2019

07 Bristol, 02 Academy
08 Leamington Spa, The Assembly
09 Oxford, 02 Academy
10 Bournemouth, 02 Academy
12 Cardiff, Tramshed
14 Birmingham, Town Hall
16 Manchester, 02 Ritz
17 Leeds, University Stylus
19 Dublin, Academy
20 Belfast, The Limelight 1
22 Cambridge, The Junction
23 Northampton, Roadmender
24 Norwich, The Waterfront
26 Nottingham, Rock City
28 Newcastle, 02 Academy
29 Edinburgh, Queen’s Hall
30 Inverness, Ironworks
31 Glasgow, O2 Academy

APRIL 2019

02 Hull, City Hall
03 Southampton, The Brook
04 London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire
05 London, O2 Forum

Tara Lynch will release her debut album, ‘Evil Enough‘, on March 1st in Europe/UK via Cargo Records UK.

Evil Enough‘ is a melodic metal album featuring Lynch on all guitars and vocals along with an all-star lineup of guest performances by Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO), Tony MacAlpine (PLANET X), Phil Soussan (OZZY OSBOURNE, BILLY IDOL), Mark Boals (DOKKEN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Brent Woods (VINCE NEIL, SEBASTIAN BACH), Glen Sobel (ALICE COOPER) and Björn Englen (DIO DISCIPLES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN). ‘Evil Enough‘ is produced by Brent Woods. All words and music written by Tara Lynch.

Tracklist:

  1. Evil Enough
  2. Antidote
  3. Exit The Warrior
  4. Kringeworthy
  5. Banished From My Kingdom
  6. Gui-Tara Rises
  7. Unbreakable
  8. Enigmatic
  9. Trustless
  10. Feckless Lock

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Review: Gin Annie – 100% Proof

Off Yer Rocka Recordings (Jan 25th 2019)

Reviewer: Dan Mann

For those of you unfamiliar with Gin Annie, they’re a five piece melodic hard rock band, hailing from the West Midlands, Wolverhampton to be exact, which is part of an area (the Black Country) steeped in rock history!

Gin Annie are part of a strong, and still growing line of of British bands who are collectively being grouped under the moniker ‘New Wave Of Classic Rock‘.

Well here we have the band’s debut album, ‘100% Proof‘ supplying us ten tracks of guitar driven rock that is sure to get your foot or feet tapping / stomping.

All the ingredients are here, the riffs, the pounding drums, great vocals, and of course none of those would mean anything without great songs.

From the start of the first track ‘Love Ain’t Here‘ the stage is set  for what’s to follow. Catchy? Damn right it is..

The album meanders between the out and out hard rock of ‘Damage Is Done‘ and ‘All I Want‘ to the more melodic ‘Chains‘ and the rather excellent ‘Haunt Me

I love the riff throughout ‘Fallin’‘, classic air guitar moment!

The album wraps up with the gritty ‘Born To Rock And Roll‘ which is full of that bourbon soaked atmosphere that such a titled song should contain.

It’s so satisfying to have yet another band furiously waving the flag for British rock and delivering such a strong debut.

Add this on your ‘to buy’ list.

 

Street Symphonies Records & Burning Minds Music Group are proud to announce the details of ‘Dyadic’, the second official studio album from Italian melodic hard-rockers, Alchemy. After a year of hard work in the studio, the band is currently adding the final touches to the album with producer Pierpaolo “Zorro” Monti. They are now in the final stages of mixing and mastering by renowned sound engineer, Roberto Priori (Danger Zone, Raintimes, Wheels Of Fire). “Dyadic” showcases a remarkable step ahead in the band’s artistic career. Davide “Dave Rox” Barbieri (Raintimes, Wheels Of Fire, Room Experience, I.F.O.R., Charming Grace) is handling the vocal production, and Stefano Zeni (Wheels Of Fire, Room Experience, I.F.O.R., Charming Grace) on guitar production. Last but not least, the band partnered with British novelist, Peter Darley, for the supervision of their lyrics in order to perfect their new sound for worldwide fans with unquestionable quality. Moreover, great contributions have been provided in the album by renowned artists: James Martin, Tom Martin Nick Workman (Vega) penned together the exclusive unreleased track “Hero“, while the likes of Davide “Dave Rox” BarbieriStefano Zeni and Steve De Biasi (Gunshy, Room Experience, Charming Grace) appear in “Dyadic” as very special guests.

Frontman Marcello Spera says: “We put everything we had into the songwriting, production, and recording processes to make this record sound huge, and I must say, the result is already astonishing. Working with top-notch melodic rock heroes, Pierpaolo MontiDavide Barbieri, and Stefano Zeni really helped us deliver the best sound we could. At the moment, everything is in Roberto Priori‘s hands, and it’s his turn to make the magic happen. After listening to some of the mix previews, we knew his contribution would raise the quality of our record even further, thanks to his experience and dedication. Be ready for a solid hard rock album with a deep melodic twist, big guitars, and catchy melodies!

Dyadic‘ is set for release on March 29, 2019 via Street Symphonies Records / Burning Minds Music Group, with a special Ltd. Personalized Edition created by Outward Styles (available exclusively on the label’s online shop, Rock Temple). CD graphics have been designed by Aeglos Art (Airbound, Raintimes, Michael Kratz, Wheels Of Fire), while the CD booklet features introductive liner notes written by Fabiana Spinelli (Loud And Proud, Fireworks Magazine, Classix). The album will be introduced with an exclusive live event on March 30, 2019 @ Dedolor Music Headquarter (Rovellasca – CO / ITALY), during the third awaited “A Melodic Rock Night” festival.

Tracklist:

  1. Cursed
  2. One Step Away
  3. Endless Quest
  4. What It Takes (feat. Stefano Zeni)
  5. Nuketown
  6. Day By Day
  7. Hero
  8. Lost In The Dark
  9. Goodbye (duet with Davide “Dave Rox” Barbieri)
  10. Take Another Shot
  11. Prisoner
  12. Goodbye (Acoustic Version feat. Steve De Biasi– Exclusive European Bonus Track)

Line-up:

Marcello Spera: Vocals

Cristiano Stefana: Guitars

Andrew Trabelsi: Keyboards

Matteo Castelli: Bass

Matteo Severini: Drums & Percussion

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Midnite City have just released a video for ‘Here Comes The Party‘, taken from the band’s latest album ‘There Goes The Neighbourhood‘.

There Goes The Neighbourhood‘ was released on October 19th, 2018 via AOR Heaven.

Track list:

1. Here Comes The Party

2. Give Me Love

3. You Don’t Understand

4. Life Ain’t Like This On The Radio

5. We’re Gonna Make It

6. Tonight You’re All I Need

7. Hard To Get Over

8. Takes One To Know One

9. Heaven’s Falling

10. Gave Up Giving Up

11. Until The End

Line up:

Rob Wylde – Lead Vocals & Guitar

Pete Newdeck – Drums & Backing Vocals

Miles Meakin – Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals

Shawn Charvette – Keyboards & Backing Vocals

Josh ‘Tabbie’ Williams – Bass & Backing Vocals

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German Heavy/Power Metal machine STEEL ENGRAVED, have released a new single & music video for ‘Rebellion‘, the song is taken of their new self-titled album, out on January 25th, 2019 via ROAR Rock Of Angels RecordsSTEEL ENGRAVED‘s third studio outing will comprise 13 tracks guaranteed to please the fans of majestic, melodic, modern yet old-school metal.

The album was produced by Mario Lochert (Serious Black) and Jan Vacik (Serious Black) at Dreamsound Studios. All vocals produced by Ralf Scheepers at RS Vocal Works. Mixed and mastered by Jan Vacik at Dreamsound Studios. Guest Vocals on ‘Searching For Regret’ by Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear). Artwork & illustration by Dušan Marković (Dragony, Thor, Jag Panzer).

Track list:

  1. Where Shadows Remain
  2. Generation Headless
  3. The Oppressed Will Fly
  4. Slave To Yourself
  5. Nightwarriors
  6. Rebellion
  7. Searching For Regret
  8. One By One
  9. Heat
  10. Your Inner Self
  11. Close Your Eyes
  12. We Will Follow (bonus track)
  13. All That Lies Below (bonus track)

The album can be pre-ordered here:

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After the release of their two previous full length albums ‘State Of Siege‘ (debut in 2009) and ‘On High Wings We Fly‘ (2012) it was about time for STEEL ENGRAVED to record their third album! Within those six years, many things happened; the band was very busy touring across Europe as well as playing a couple of one-off shows on different festivals and concerts. So it was never seriously discussed when to start recordings the predecessor of ‘On High Wings We Fly‘. After a change in the line-up in 2016, the band felt that the time was right to get the spirit alive again!

Line up:

Marco Schober – Vocals
Andy Straehler – Guitar
Tomas Kuchta – Guitar
Max Lindner – Keys
Katharina Praml – Bass
Jaroslav Rod – Drums

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Swedish hard rock band CORRODED, which tops Swedish music lists and whose music is loved by fans all over the world is finally back with their second album release on Despotz Records (CORRODED’s fifth album overall).

“We had the intro to the album ready when we first met to start writing for the album. We listened to it together for the first time then and there and as soon as the last note rang out Jens started humming on a riff. That riff was the opening riff to what later would become ‘Breathing‘. This is the first song on the album and really sets the tone for the rest of the songs. If the album would be a family ‘Breathing‘ would be the father figure who says -whatever shit you’re dealing with, all you can do is keep on Breathing!”CORRODED 2019

Following the band’s latest album release ‘Defcon Zero‘ they’ve played across Europe on two sold out tours along with PAIN and their own headlining tour. The band has performed at festivals such as Sabaton Open Air, Skogsröjet and Sweden Rock Festival where they went down in history at the 4 Sound Stage with the largest crowd. In 2019 the band will be launching a new tour of Europe to support the new album!

Those who have seen CORRODED live have witnessed the strong brotherhood that ties the members together. The band itself says that they’re like brothers in a somewhat dysfunctional family, and as a well-oiled machinery they work together towards their goal – to take over the world.

“It’s what has gotten us where we are today – we never give up – despite setbacks that has hit us like a hard fist in the face we get up and use that as inspiration to create new music. Our background is in the working class which is reflected in our music. The fact that we’ve had to struggled with various setbacks to get where we are today has given us thicker skin and shines through in our music.”– Jens

Now the band is back with its fifth studio album and the sounds is angrier, broader and darker than the CORRODED we are used to. The band has been influenced by a wider variety of music, but if you’ve heard CORRODED before, you’ll still recognize the hard riffs, melodic parts and Jens’ raw and brutal vocals that like an elemental power penetrates through all the barriers.

“We want the listener to feel like the music hits them hard in the chest, but at the same time captures them” explains Thomas.

The album title ‘Bitter’ comes from observing how the social climate is right now around the world. Wherever we look we see so much anger, the world is heartless and cold. Everyone’s so dissatisfied and thinks that everyone else’s life is so much better than theirs, and if something goes wrong it’s always someone else to blame. As a result of this all power-hungry leaders in this world thrives on the dissatisfaction of the people and gain power that way. So, we see the world as bitter and it has inspired both the lyrics and the music of the upcoming album! “- Jens (singer)

 

In the wake of Heir Apparent‘s highly praised comeback last year with ‘The View From Below‘, The Norwegian Metallers Tomorrow’s Outlook have released a video where they pay homeage to the band with a cover of ‘Crossing The Border‘ off the ‘One Small Voice‘ album.

The tribute includes studio footage of Beast In Black singer Yannis Papadopoulos, mixed with live Heir Apparent footage from ”The Riviera” club 1988 and ”Up The Hammers” festival 2016: The old nostalgic era meets the new and coming era featuring the extraordinary talent of singer Will Shaw.

30 years ago Seattle’s Heir Apparent released their second opus, “One Small Voice”. The album, which is heavily influenced by the early works of Queensrÿche and Crimson Glory, is perceived as one of the best and among the most important Progressive Power Metal albums of all times.

In the wake of Heir Apparent’s critical acclaimed comeback last year with ”The View From Below”, we decided now would be the perfect occasion to release the cover we recorded back in 2015 with Beast In Black singer Yannis Papadopoulos. The track was mixed and mastered by Jim Morris at Morrisound Recording Studios (Crimson Glory, Savatage, Iced Earth, Death).

Tomorrow’s Outlook recently revealed the cover art for their third album due in 2019. The album is called ‘Black Waves‘, it was conceived by the band and realised by artist Rado Javor. The band will announce more info on the new album soon.

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Grönholm & Small have just released an Official video for ‘Fastlane‘, taken from their new album ‘HeadFunk‘.

HeadFunk‘ will be released on January 25th, you can pre-order it Here

Track listing:

  1. Fastlane
  2. Feel
  3. The Way We Want
  4. Soul Satisfaction
  5. Devotion
  6. Caught
  7. Winter’s Blues
  8. Last Hearts Of Fire
  9. Safe In My Arms

Line up:

Mika Grönholm : Guitar, bass, keys, production
Lee Small : vocals
Michelle Francis : Backing vocals
Tom Rask : Drums on Feel, Caught and Safe in my arms

 

After a year spent finely crafting new material in the studio, the time has arrived for Coventry natives Scream Blue Murder to unleash their first new track of 2019.

The midlands four piece are delighted to present their brand new single Light It Up, released today (18th January 2019). The video for the track, expertly crafted by one of the UK’s finest rock and metal filmographers Marianne Harris, can be seen below:

When it comes to Light It Up, here’s SBM drummer Jamie Bloomer on what fans can expect from the single:

“Light it Up is something very different from our previous work and I can’t wait to release it. It’s so bouncy, you can sing along and it still retains our heavyness! 2019 is going to be our biggest year yet!”

Light It Up is the first release in a year that will see Scream Blue Murder very active, both with new music and extensive touring plans. More news of new music will follow in the coming weeks. As for touring plans, we are now just days away from Scream Blue Murder embarking on a huge tour.

They’ll be on the road as main support to Everyone Dies In Utah, first for a European show, and then for an extensive UK run of nine shows across England and Wales at the end of January. Full details of the tour dates follows below:

Everyone Dies In Utah, Scream Blue Murder and High Rise UK January 2019 Tour:

22nd – Lyon, France – Rock N Eat

23rd – Plymouth, UK – The Junction – Tickets

24th – London, UK – The Black Heart, Camden Town – Tickets

25th – Bridgwater, UK – Cobblestones – Tickets

26th – Merthyr Tydfil, UK – The New Crown – Event Page

27th – Leeds, UK – Temple Of Boom – Event Page
28th – Nuneaton, UK – Queens Hall – Event Page

29th – Northampton, UK – The Black Prince – Event Page

30th – Manchester, UK – The Star And Garter – Tickets

31st – Sheffield, UK – West Street Live – Event Page

Line up:

Jamie Bloomer – Drums
Aaron Bloomer – Vocals
Jack Roddy – Guitar
Jacob Houghton – Bass

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