REVOLUTION SAINTS is the new hard rock / melodic rock eponymous debut album from Doug Aldrich (ex-Whitesnake), Jack Blades (Night Ranger) and Deen Castronovo (Journey). The new album will be released on CD, Deluxe Edition, Digital Download and 180 gram vinyl by Frontiers Records in Europe on February 20, in the UK on February 23, and in the USA on February 24.
Superbly handling drums and lead vocals is Deen Castronovo. Already renowned for his drum talents and backing vocals in Journey, Bad English and more, Deen’s excellent vocal talents are in the spotlight on the album. On bass, and co-lead vocals on a few tracks, Jack Blades is well known for his melodic, yet hard rocking approach to songwriting and playing via multiple classic albums by his main band Night Ranger, as well as with the Damn Yankees and the Shaw/Blades releases.
On guitar, Doug Aldrich was excited to lend his fiery blues guitar attack to such a unique and melodic band. Doug, who just left Whitesnake after a fruitful 12 year run (including co-writing 2010s critically acclaimed “Forevermore” release) and also of Burning Rain and formerly of DIO, has a deep pedigree and is one of today’s most respected guitarists.
The debut album brings back the classic melodic rock style to where it should be: inspiring, uplifting vocals, soaring melodies and musicianship to die for, and features special guests including Alessandro Del Vecchio, and Journey’s Neal Schon and Arnel Pineda.
Swedish rock band H.E.A.T are set to release their first-ever live album “Live In London” – released by earMusic in Europe on February 20, 2015 (UK release is February 23).
H.E.A.T is one of those bands which you need to see live. Armed with a reputation of a brilliant live act, Sweden’s rock sensation always delivers an energetic and passionate show. “Live In London” truly captures them at their best. The album was mainly recorded at The Garage in London on May 16, 2014 during their first-ever European headline tour.
Mixed by Grammy award-winning producer Tobias Lindell, the live album includes 15 powerful hymns. Front man Erik Grönwall knows how to seduce the audience with his powerful crisp clear voice and his boundless, hyperactive stage persona which makes the audience go crazy.
The band – Eric Rivers (guitar), Jona Tee (keyboards), Jimmy Jay (bass) and Crash (drums) – joins in with a sheer force of energy as they indulge themselves in the music. The album includes all the band’s classics, from the melodious “1000 Miles” to the catchy “It’s All About Tonight” and “Breaking The Silence” as well as their most recent smashes “A Shot At Redempetion” and “Mannequin Show.”
December 2014 UK Tour Dates
London Islington o2 Academy Wednesday 10 December
Glasgow o2 ABC 2 Friday 12 December
Leeds Key Club Saturday 13 December
Wolverhampton Slade Rooms Sunday 14 December
American Mafia have released a brand new video for ‘Friendly Fire’
The track is taken from the band’s debut album ‘Rock N’ Roll Hit Machine’
The “brain-child” of Tom Jude (Doro Pesch/Holy Water) on guitar & Freddy Villano (Quiet Riot/Widowmaker/Holy Water) on bass, American Mafia also includes Bobby Marks (Dokken) on drums and features an impressive cast of outstanding rock vocalists lending their superb vocal talents in the form of John West (Badlands/Artension/Royal Hunt), Jimmy Kunes (Cactus/Flood the Engine), Don Chaffin (VOX/Red Lamb), Mike DiMeo (Riot/Masterplan/The Lizards), Ed Terry (Rondinelli/Rage & Beyond) & David Knight.
02. EVERY TIME
03. YOUR GOOD LOVIN’
04. DEATH & SATISFACTION
05. FRIENDLY FIRE
06. IF I KNEW
07. MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE
08. LIVING FOR THE CITY
09. THE SKY IS FALLING
10. LET ME GO
11. ALL I NEED
The album is available now from Grooveyard Records
They say good things come in threes… Swiss / American rockers Khaøs released ‘Risen’, their stunning debut full-length album via MRR Records just last month, days later they released a second single, ‘Crisis Factor’ and a lyric video. Now the band have posted the third single from the debut and a brand new music video to go along with it.
Entitled ‘Exalted’, this song is something singer Chandler Mogel holds quite close. “It’s an emotional song that many people can identify with,” comments guitarist Mark Rossi. “On the lyrical side ‘Exalted’ is also a very personal song.” Chandler adds, “This song is simply about finding my true self by helping others. This is a part of me that I can’t deny, so why not write a song about it?”
Shot in a factory hall called ‘Hamelhalle’ in Switzerland, Mark explains more about the video and how it was director Can Isik who came up with the concept. “For this video Isik’s idea was to have the band performing in a bright lit huge hall with a lot of windows. It’s a performance clip with a frame story and it’s in opposition to the darker mood with pushed contrasts and desaturated colors we used in the ‘After The Silence’ video. ‘Exalted’ shows a more relaxed and natural atmosphere.”
Isik comments, “I imagined as many extras as possible – young and old, beautiful and special, characters out of real life – a community of people… The goal was to produce a positive emotional clip about people in need of finding the way to exaltation.”
American rockers Kantation have released a video for the track ‘The Maze’
The song is off their self titled album released earlier this year.
In other band news, their soon to be released album Discovery, a newly remixed and remastered version of the first album is now available for pre-order.
Nano Lugo – guitars
Brian Kairullah – bass
Martin DeBourge – vocals
Vinny Galore – drums
Jeremy Jimison – guitar
Evil Masquerade released the critically acclaimed album ‘The Digital Crucifix’ earlier this year. Now they’re back with one more ace up their sleeve before the year comes to an end.
To mark the 10th Anniversary they are releasing the album, ’10 Years in the Dark’, on the 10th of December. It’s a CD with 10 digitally remastered tracks from the period 2004 – 2014 and a booklet that is filled to the brim with photos.
All songs are composed, produced and remastered by Henrik Flyman. Featured musicians on the album are David Rosenthal, Tony Carey, Apollo Papathanasio, Richard Andersson, André Andersen, Johan Niemann and many more.
Pre-Order Offer in the Evil Masquerade webshop:
– 10th Anniversary price: only € 10.
– Order before the release date and you can choose to get the album signed by Henrik Flyman.
– All Pre-Orders are sent out a few days in advance of the release date.
The Mule Does Floyd!
Rock torchbearers Gov’t Mule are celebrating their 20th anniversary with an extensive tour and a series of dynamic live archival releases that highlight the group’s versatility and epic, fearless live performances. No two Gov’t Mule shows are alike, as the band draws on the more than 300 songs in their repertoire (and often a host of special guests) to create a unique experience each and every time. Their steadily expanding fan base knows that the Mule always has something special waiting for them. Expect the unexpected.
Dark Side of the Mule will be released on December 8, 2014, and features 90 minutes of Pink Floyd covers recorded during the band’s Halloween 2008 show at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA. There will be three configurations including a standard version (1-CD), a deluxe version (3-CD/1-DVD package featuring the entire 3-hour performance). A double vinyl version will be available around January 12, 2015.
All configurations feature newly-mixed and mastered audio.
Pre-order from MLG Merch, and they’ll include a free Dark Side of the Mule poster!
Dark Side of the Mule
3CD+DVD : € 19.99
CD : 12.99
2LP : 22.99
1. Brighter Days
2. Bad Little Doggie
3. Brand New Angel
5. Trane / Eternity’s Breath / St. Stephen Jam
6. Monkey Hill
7. Child Of The Earth
8. Kind Of Bird
1. One Of These Days
3. Pigs On The Wing, Pt. 2
4. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Pts. 1 – 5
5. Have A Cigar
6. Speak To Me
7. Breathe (In The Air)
8. On The Run
10. The Great Gig In The Sky
12. Comfortably Numb
1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Pts. 6 – 9
2. Wish You Were Here
3. Million Miles From Yesterday
4. Blind Man In The Dark
Features the entire performance in Stereo & 5.1!
To purchase this release visit – Mascot Label Group
Hot on the heels of rave reviews from his recent October 2014 UK tour dates, five-time Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum-selling blues rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd returns to the UK for a follow-up tour in April 2015, including a major headline concert at the London Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Wednesday 15th April.
A 48-hour ticket pre-sale starts on Planet Rock from Wednesday 12th November at 9am, followed by general on-sale date of Friday 14th November where tickets can be booked online at The Gig Cartel or from the 24 hour box office – 0844 478 0898.
Salisbury City Hall Friday April 10th
Holmfirth Picturedrome Saturday April 11th
Glasgow O2 ABC Sunday April 12th
Aberdeen Lemon Tree Monday April 13th
London o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire Wednesday April 15th
The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band is a veritable who’s who in rock and blues. The band features long-time vocalist Noah Hunt, plus drummer Chris Layton, a 2014 inductee into the Musicians Hall of Fame as a member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, ex-Firm bassist Tony Franklin and keyboardist Riley Osbourn (the latter is the former keyboardist for Willie Nelson).
The April 2015 tour follows Kenny’s highly successful 2014 European tour, Classic Rock Magazine said Kenny was “A figurehead for the next generation and no longer needs to prove himself to the fiercely protective old guard.” While Metal Express said “Seeing these guys in full flow is what music is all about, passion, energy, emotion and is an absolute joy to watch.”
Kenny Wayne will perform songs from his current album, Goin’ Home, which is an exploration into the music of Shepherd’s biggest influences, and features Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, Warren Haynes, Keb’ Mo’, Robert Randolph, Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds), Pastor Brady Blade, Sr. and the Rebirth Brass Band. The album includes songs originally recorded by some of Shepherd’s heroes including B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King, Bo Diddley, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Lee Dorsey, plus many other Blues icons.