Rock/Metal dynamic act GOD’S ARMY featuring current and former members of HelloweenScannerFirewindOutloud, Vivaldi Metal ProjectJoe Stump’s Tower of Babel have released a video for their first single ‘Free Your Mind‘, from their upcoming second full length album ‘Demoncracy‘, out on October 12th, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The album will be available as Digipack CD, Black Vinyl (limited 300 copies) and Green Vinyl (limited 200 copies).

Demoncracy‘ was mastered by Ade Emsley at “Table of Tone Mastering” in London (Iron Maiden). The artwork and layout design was made by Anestis Goudas.

Digipack CD track listing:

  1. You Are You
  2. Free Your Mind
  3. Enemy Maker
  4. Final Destination
  5. Games Without Frontiers
  6. The All Seeing Eye
  7. Before The Fall
  8. The Replicant
  9. Heroes & Demons
  10. My Way

Black Vinyl track listing:

Side A
1. You Are You
2. Free Your Mind
3. Enemy Maker
4. Final Destination
5. Games Without Frontiers
6. The All Seeing Eye

Side B
1. Before The Fall
2. The Replicant

The album can be pre-ordered here: http://bit.ly/GA-Demon-mm & http://bit.ly/GA-Demon-roar

Line up:

John ABC Smith – Vocals/Bass guitar
Mark Cross – Drums/Backing vocals
Ian O´Sullivan – Guitar/Backing vocals
Eddie van Dahl – Guitar

God’s Army has absolutely nothing to do with religion and everything to do with music. Their sound can be described as a good mix of traditional Rock and Metal, NWoBHM, on their new album more progressive than the predecessor with a shot of adrenalin and a dash of melodic rock sensibility with catchy chorus lines and melodic hooks which has helped develop a sound that has attracted attention from many different sources.

The creative process for the second album has been completed after a long battle stumbling through 4 different studios to get to its final result. With their second album ‘Demoncracy’ God’s Army have delivered a tour de force in modern metal. If you like a message in your music, you’re gonna get one here! Here is a band that refuses to bow to trends. If you want to hear songs based on fantasy or horror then this is not the album for you. Lyrically God’s Army is serious about what they do and this is reflected in the musical themes explored on Demoncracy: an album to wake you from your daydream….

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Thirty years after the release of their debut album, Roxanne are back and about to release a brand new album.

Radio Silence‘ is the sophomore release from the LA based rock band Roxanne and will be available on October 26, 2018 via Rat Pak Records. Originally formed in the late 80’s, Roxanne garnered commercial success with their 1988 self-titled debut album which was well received with two songs charting on rock radio; ‘Cherry Bay‘ and ‘Sweet Maria‘, as well as a cover of Wild Cherry’sPlay That Funky Music‘ which hit #63 on the Billboard singles charts and was in full rotation on both dance and rock stations simultaneously.

As with many bands from that era, facing the decline in interest for AOR rock due to the onslaught of the “grunge” scene, the guys in Roxanne went on hiatus. Now 30 years later the band returns with a new offering entitled ‘Radio Silence‘, which features 11 tracks of pure adrenalized classic rock influenced music and also features special guest appearances by guitar legend George Lynch, King’s X front-man dUg Pinnick and Korn drummer Ray Luzier.

Regarding the recording process, lead singer Jamie Brown comments, “We wanted to make a rock record that you’d want to crank in your car and drive fast with the windows down and I think we accomplished that!”. Drummer Dave Landry adds, “We are all very proud of this album and are ecstatic the way it turned out…the songs, the tones and the performances. Recorded on 2-inch analog, it sounds real, it is real, and truly represents the way our band sounds!

With influences that range from Queen to Bad Company to Thin Lizzy, ‘Radio Silence‘ is best described as a perfect blend of classic rock with a modern-day edge!

Produced by Rich Mouser and Jamie Brown and recorded, mixed & mastered at The Mousehouse Studio, Los Angeles, CA

Track listing:

  1. Someone To Kill
  2. Girls Alright
  3. Super Bad (ft: George Lynch)
  4. Thin Blue Line
  5. Broken Chandeliers
  6. Man In The Moon (ft: Ray Luzier & dUg Pinnick)
  7. Go Fuck Yourself (ft: George Lynch & dUg Pinnick)
  8. Without Us
  9. Quarter To Four
  10. I Don’t Want to Live This Way
  11. First Mistake

Line up:

Jamie Brown – Vocals, Guitar

John Butler – Guitar

Joe Infante – Bass

Dave Landry – Drums

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Eden’s Curse are delighted to announce the details of their new release ‘Testament – The Best Of Eden’s Curse‘.

Testament – The Best Of Eden’s Curse‘ will be released by the band’s long time label AFM Records on 2nd November 2018 and is a two disc CD set that features 14 songs, covering all five studio albums, on CD1 and a bonus disc ‘The Best Of The Bonus Tracks’ on CD2, which includes a brand new song ‘Forever‘.

Forever‘ will be released as a single/lyric video on 12th October 2018 and was written by Paul Logue and Thorsten Koehne, mixed by the band’s former drummer Pete Newdeck (Midnite City, Tainted Nation, Steve Grimmett) and mastered by Harry Hess(Harem Scarem band).

The full tracklisting for ‘Testament – The Best Of Eden’s Curse’ is as follows:

CD 1 – The Best Of Eden’s Curse
01. Symphony Of Sin
02. Masquerade Ball
03. Black Widow (Featuring Andi Deris)
04. The Great Pretender
05. Fly Away
06. No Holy Man (Featuring James Labrie)
07. Sell Your Soul
08. Jerusalem Sleeps
09. Unconditional (Featuring Liv Kristine)
10. Judgement Day
11. Jericho
12. Unbreakable
13. Evil & Divine
14. Angels & Demons (Featuring Pamela Moore)
Mixed & Mastered by Dennis Ward.

CD2: The Best Of The Bonus Tracks
01. Forever (New Song)
02. Man Against The World (2016)
03. Time To Breathe (2013)
04. Fallen From Grace (Acoustic)
05. Unchain The Night
06. Children Of The Tide (Piano)
07. Never The Sinner
08. Guardian Angel (Acoustic)
09. Prisoner Of The Past
10. Sail On (Acoustic)
11. After The Love Is Gone (Acoustic)
12. Fly Away (Acoustic)
13. The Voice Inside (Acoustic)
14. Eden’s Curse (Acoustic)

We have two very definite periods of the band, with two vocalists, almost like the Old and New Testaments, which was the influence behind the title and the artwork. Working closely with AFM we compiled a one disc collection that flows exactly like a concert setlist and gives the new listener a perfect introduction to our music and the avid fan a collection of the greatest songs in our arsenal“ stated bassist/founder Paul Logue.

Logue goes onto add “We are very much a band that listens to our fans and one thing we have been asked a lot is – can we have all the bonus tracks on one CD? It’s taken a while, but it’s here at last and with the added bonus of a brand new song called ‘Forever‘. I actually wrote ‘Forever‘ way back in 2005 for Pink Cream 69 singer David Readman’s solo album. His label pushed him in a more AOR direction, so I always kept this one on the back burner – ‘Sign Of The Cross‘ came from the same session. I always knew it would see the light of day and Thorsten and I reworked it and made it more in keeping with where we are today as a band. Back then, I had just read Dan Brown’s brilliant novel ‘Angels & Demons‘ and the lyrics are based around that whole story.“

Testament – The Best Of Eden’s Curse‘ will be released by AFM Records on 2nd November 2nd 2018.
You can pre-order your copy right here:
https://shop.afm-records.de/detail/index/sArticle/1458

Eden’s Curse announce their return to the UK as special guests to Michael Schenker Fest on their ‘Resurrection UK Tour’ this November.

The run will also take in an appearance at the Hard Rock Hell Festival, the band’s first since 2009, a headline show at Fuel Rock Club, in Cardiff, Wales, Winterstorm festival & Winter’s End festival.

5th Nov – O2 ABC, Glasgow, Scotland
6th Nov – Institute, Birmingham, England
7th Nov – Fuel Rock Club, Cardiff, Wales (Headline show)
8th Nov – Hard Rock Hell XII, Pwllheli, Wales
9th Nov – O2 Academy, Newcastle, England
10th Nov – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, England
11th Nov – Academy 1, Manchester, England

24th Nov, Winterstorm, Troon
10th March 2019, Winter’s End, Poole

Tickets: https://priority.o2.co.uk/tickets
Tickets: http://www.planetrocktickets.co.uk
Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk

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US Hard Rockers Archer Nation have set a January 2019 release date for their Mike Clink (Guns N’ Roses/Megadeth) produced sophomore release ‘Beneath The Dream‘, set to hit stores on the 19th of January 2019 via EMP LABEL GROUP.

The band’s 2015 METALVILLE debut ‘Culling The Weak‘, also produced and mixed by Clink, (legendary producer of Guns N Roses classics Appetite for Destruction, Use your Illusion 1&2, and Megadeth’s Rust In Peace) brought Archer Nation worldwide attention, having already toured extensively in over 20 countries, and performed alongside some of the genre’s biggest acts including; Hellyeah, Annihilator, Doro, and Queensryche, as well as an appearance on the 2016 MONSTERS OF ROCK Cruise.

Archer Nation, bringing new meaning to the phrase “power trio” with the incendiary lineup of guitarist/vocalist Dylan Rose, bassist David DeSilva, and Drummer Keyhan Moini, are determined to deliver genuine and unrelenting hard rock and heavy metal music to fans everywhere. Keyhan’s unique and ferocious drumming, David’s masterful bass duties, and Dylan’s captivating blend of shredding and powerhouse vocals make for an exciting modern take on the genre, while paying homage to all the inspirations that came before them.

Says Vocalist/Guitarist Dylan Rose, “After working together to create Culling The Weak, everyone was excited to get back in the studio with Mike for the second record. We’re very pleased with the result and can’t wait to release Beneath The Dream with the great team at EMP Label Group, so we can get back to non-stop touring in 2019!

Adds EMP’s David Ellefson, “When Mike Clink first turned myself and Thom onto the Archer Nation record, we were blown away!! Clink is a true World-Class producer, and we’re honored to work with him, and Archer Nation, to release their ferocious new album in 2019!

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Rugged and Unplugged’ is a beautifully stripped back acoustic album which features songs from across Adrian Vandenberg’s career.  From his first band Teaser as a 20 year old he has always used an acoustic guitar in his recordings, which along with the electric guitar creates the light and shade dynamic that is the cornerstone to all of his records.

For me, the sign of whether a song is good or not, is whether it still stands up when it’s completely stripped down to the bare essence of it,” says Vandenberg. He continues, “What I find with acoustic versions of songs you already know, is that they can touch you in a different way than the full band and even orchestral versions. You don’t get ‘impressed’ by big guitars, drums and even orchestras. As a performer you can’t hide behind all that, so what’s left is the emotional content of the performance and the actual song.

This project created the opportunity to strip down the big orchestral arrangements on songs such as ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’ and ‘Breathing’ to just Vandenberg on acoustic guitar and the voice of Jan Hoving. His 1983 hit ‘Burning Heart’ gets a stunning reworking, “my favourite singers ever since my teens have always been guys like Paul Rodgers and David Coverdale.  Since I wrote this song in 1981, I’ve always pictured it sung by a singer with such a tone of voice and vocal abilities. Jan is absolutely such a singer as you can hear,” he explains. ‘One Step Behind’ has a graceful warmth and ‘Walk Away’ feels both intimate and anthemic.

Originally from Whitesnake’s 1989 album ‘Slip of the Tongue’, ‘Sailing Ships’ has a delicate beauty to it that makes the hairs on your arm stand up and has become a favourite and regular in the MoonKing’s live shows. ‘Out Of Reach’ is the only song that features drums, bass and violins and has a warm cascading elegance. The album closes with a new song, the instrumental ‘Sundown‘. Talking about it he says, “It was one of those beautiful early evenings in the late summer, the light turning pink, it was quiet and I was doodling away on my acoustic guitar. The melody that pretty much rolled off of my fingers really matched the vibe of that moment so I decided to record it and end the album with it. It felt like a very natural thing to do.

Like the two MoonKings albums, ‘MoonKings’ (2014) and ‘MK II’ (2017) it was produced by Adrian Vandenberg himself. It was recorded between Vandenberg’s home studio and Jan Hoving’s farm which gives it the relaxed, intimate and natural feel, away from the clinical studio environment. It is Vandenberg and Hoving doing what they do and love the most, playing music straight from the heart.

 

 

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Legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi will give a fascinating insight into his life and career at two very special events announced for October 2018.

Billed as Tony Iommi with Phil Alexander: A Life In Music, fans will witness Tony in conversation with respected journalist and broadcaster Phil Alexander at dates in Paisley and Edinburgh.

Tony Iommi’s influence on the history of popular music cannot be overstated. A key innovator and a true rock star in every sense, when we think of Tony we think of heavy rock and of his innovative, dark guitar riffs – we think of the beginning of heavy metal.

Over 100 million albums have been sold by Black Sabbath, with their most recent album reaching Number 1 in many countries around the world, including the US and the UK. But it’s not only the recorded sector that has been ruled by the rock legends, as over 1.6 million people who saw Black Sabbath perform live during their final world tour will testify.

Besides releasing three solo albums, Tony has been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, written a New York Times bestselling autobiography, received two Grammy Awards and had Birmingham’s Broad Street add his star.

Looking ahead to these special events, Tony said, “I’m really looking forward to spilling the beans with Phil Alexander at our ‘A Life In Music’ shows. I’ve known and worked with Phil for a long time and he probably knows more about my career than I do!  He’s got a great sense of humour and, combined with a nose for every last detail, it’ll be fun delving into all periods of my career.

The evenings’ host Phil Alexander comes from a print, radio, TV and online background. As editor of Kerrang!, he transformed the magazine into a multi-platform brand by launching the Kerrang! branded TV, radio, website and awards and, besides also being editor-in-chief for MOJO, was later appointed Global Creative Director of Kerrang! Magazine and Rock Music Media.

Phil remains Contributing Editor at MOJO and hosts a weekly Saturday night radio show on Britain’s leading rock radio station, Planet Rock.

Phil said, “Each evening will be unique. As well as covering Tony’s formative years, each night will focus on a specific period in his remarkable, storied career, providing a different experience for every audience. These are nights not be missed.

The dates for Tony Iommi with Phil Alexander: A Life In Music are as follows:

Fri 12th October    Paisley                   The Spree Festival                Tickets

Sat 13th October   Edinburgh              Assembly Halls                     Tickets

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With their new album ‘Confusion to the Enemy’ due for release on September 21st, Sweden’s mighty Freak Kitchen are releasing a little taster in the form of new single ‘Morons

Formed in Gothenburg in 1992 by guitarist Mattias ‘Ia’ Eklundh, Freak Kitchen soon began to earn a reputation for their ‘Corny-heavy-pop-rock-Latin-world-jazz-avant-garde-metal-blues-straight from hell’ and Eklundh in particular was in high-demand, with his guitar playing featuring on albums by Soilwork, Evergrey, Bumblefoot (Sons of Apollo/Guns n Roses), Jonas Hellborg, Panzerballet, amongst others…

Since then the band have continued in their singular vision, making a series of acclaimed albums that reflect their unbridled love of music of all kinds. Citing influences from Slayer to Dean Martin, Kiss to Mahavishnu Orchestra, Frank Zappa to Indian Carnatic music, a Freak Kitchen album is always a wide-reaching, experimental/progressive/metal smorgasbord.

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Following the release of the stunning collaboration album ‘We’re All In This Together’ in September 2017, Walter Trout will be returning to the UK for 5 dates. His tour will start at The Robin in Bilston on Sunday 25 Noember and travel through The Picturedrome in Holmfirth, Oran Mor in Glasgow, Wylam Brewery in Newcastle and finishing at Planet Rockstock in Trecco Bay, Wales.

Talking about coming back for the shows Walter says; “I am really looking forward to the upcoming shows in the UK. the people there have been supporting my music for almost 28 years now–and I love them for that. My band has never sounded better than it does right now, and we can’t wait to play for our UK friends and fans.”

We’re All In This Together’ feaures a stellar cast of guests; John Mayall, Joe Bonamassa, Randy Bachman, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Warren Haynes, Sonny Landreth, Charlie Musselwite, Mike Zito, Robben Ford, Eric Gales, Edgar Winter, Joe Louis Walker , John Németh and his son Jon Trout.

Walter Trout is the beating heart of the modern blues rock scene. Respected by the old guard. Revered by the young guns. Adored by the fans who shake his hand after the show each night. After five decades in the game, Trout is a talismanic figure and the glue that bonds the blues community together, at a time when the wider world has never been so divided. He’s also the only artist with the vision, talent and star-studded address book to pull off a project on the scale of ‘We’re All In This Together‘. “It was quite a piece of work to get this record together,” he admits. “But I guess I have a lot of friends, y’know…?”

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Sun 25 Nov – The Robin, Bilston – Tickets
Tues 27 Nov – The Picturedrome, Holmfirth – Tickets
Weds 28 Nov – Oran Mor, Glasgow – Tickets
Thurs 29 Nov – Wylam Brewery, Newcastle – Tickets
Fri 30 Nov – Planet Rockstock, Trecco Bay, Wales –Tickets

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