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Daylight Robbery – Falling Back To Earth

Reviewer: Dan Mann

It’s great to finally get to listen to not only new material from Daylight Robbery, but their second album no less.

I really enjoyed the band’s first album ‘Cross Your Heart’ and their performance at the inaugural HRH AOR in Rotherham went down well with fans & critics alike.

The keyboard infused intro of ‘Into the Arena’ launches you into territory which for those of you familiar with the band is instantly recognisable as Daylight Robbery. Tony Nicholls vocals, strong as always, with just the right mixture from the rest of the band. I say that because there is a tendency with some releases to overemphasise certain instruments, at the detriment of the others and the over all mix.

The rest of the band being keyboardist David Billingham, who by adding piano into the mix as well as the usual keyboards enhances the feel and vibe. Guitarist Mark Carleton gives the album good solid guitar work without making the breaks overindulgent and egotistical. And then there’s the rock solid rhythm section of Colin Murdock on bass and Chris Miller on drums underpinning everything.

The album was produced by the band themselves and mixed by Sheena Shea (Magnum, Robert Plant, TNT etc…) And a well produced and mixed release it is too thankfully. I would have been so disappointed if the album had been let down in these areas.

‘Samarah Never Sleeps’ is a track I’m already familiar with it having been released as a single back in the Summer. As I’ve played it quite a few times previously it’s almost like an old friend so to speak.

I absolutely love the instrumental break two thirds into the track ‘Paradise Is Lost’, fabulous stuff indeed.

What you get is a strong melodic hard rock album, one that can certainly stand with it’s head held high.

Listening to this album I begin to wonder why the hell this band aren’t a lot bigger on the scene. This stuff ticks every box, or it does in my humble opinion.

And they’re a great bunch of blokes into the bargain!

Okay, I’m somewhat biased, as I’m obviously a fan of this band. However, those of you who know me, know only too well that if this album hadn’t hit the mark for me, then I would of written a totally different review altogether

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In an exclusive interview with the Rock’N’Load webzine, Dan Reed has confirmed that the 5 original members of Dan Reed Network will enter the studio in 2015 to record a new album.


Dan Reed said “We are really having a great time since we got back together and this has made ​​us come to the idea of producing a new disc. We are very curious to see how it will play an album of Dan Reed Network 20 years later. I wrote a little ‘heavy stuff for my solo material, but I’m going to use it for the Network and I’ve already sent the demo to the rest of the guys. The lyrics are much darker and the music pretty tough. We hope to record in the summer of 2015 to go out for fall. “

After they split up in 1993 the original members were reunited after almost 20 years to play in their hometown of Portland, Oregon, on New Year’s Eve 2012. They headlined the Enchanted Festival in Chelmsford, UK, and a triumphant performance at this year’s Download Festival.

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Multi award winning guitarist, singer/songwriter and British Blues Hall of Famer, Matt Schofield, returns to the UK to embark on his largest headlining tour since dazzling audiences nationwide last year as Joe Satriani’s special guest. Schofield kicks off the 15-date tour on November 13th with special guest The Ben Poole Band. Tickets for all shows are on sale from 0844 478 0898 or thegigcartel.com.

The UK tour follows Schofield’s critically acclaimed fifth studio album, “Far As I Can See” released in the UK in February 2014. (Provogue Records / Mascot Label Group).

Over the last decade Schofield has earned a formidable international reputation as one of the most innovative and revered contemporary blues inspired guitarists on the world stage.  “There isn’t a better British blues guitarist playing currently,” says Guitarist magazine.  Schofield represents a long tradition of British blues greats, and the new album finds him on stunning form.  Alongside two covers from his musical heroes, the album’s nine original tracks showcase his continued growth as an exciting songwriter, delivered with impassioned vocals to create a diverse and unique take on the blues.

Schofield is the recipient of major awards including the British Blues Awards including Guitarist of the Year 2010, 2011 and 2012 (making him the first guitarist in the British Blues Awards Hall of Fame), and the winner of Mojo magazine’s Blues Album of the Year 2011

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British hard rock giants Ten are returning with what is already being acclaimed as the best album in their history. ‘Albion’ is the title of the album, the term being the earliest documented name for the collective British Isles from the time of Queen Boadicia.

‘Albion’ is fine collection of songs steeped in all the trademark essences associated with the band and is instantly recognizable as Ten.
This is classic Ten in every sense of the phrase.

New European based label Rocktopia Records are proud that this album will carry their prestigious RTP001 catalogue number. In an exciting development, Gary Hughes and the guys have been so productive over the past year that ‘Albion’ will actually be the first of a two album release situation on Rocktopia. The second, as yet untitled album, to be released early next year. A schedule not unlike the historical situation when Ten was born, releasing their debut ‘Ten’ and ‘The Name Of The Rose’ in quick succession.

The collection of songs on ‘Albion’ are destined to become Melodic Hard Rock Anthems. The Official Release Date for ‘Albion’ is November 21st Worldwide.

Rocktopia will be Pre-Releasing the Album to Direct Sales, only in Europe and America, from Monday 27th October. This follows Ten‘s Friday 24th October Firefest appearance where the album will be previewed and the first CD copies will be available. ‘Albion’ will also represent another first for Ten with the release of a limited edition double gatefold vinyl album including many collectable items which will be an absolute must-have for fans of the band.

The name Ten is synonymous with some of the music genre’s most striking album sleeves. In keeping with this Ten tradition the artwork this time is provided by the exceptionally talented Gaetano Di Falco.‘Albion’ is produced by Gary Hughes and once again mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward.

This is an exciting era for Ten. It features all the familiar faces and one or two new ones who have integrated seamlessly, embellishing the Ten sound and taking things to yet another level. Ten are definitely firing on all cylinders.

For all lovers of fine Melodic Hard Rock the wait is finally over.

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Hit 'N' Run

The third studio album by A.O.R. magicians Wild Rose – “Hit ‘N’ Run” will be released on October 13th 2014 through AOR Blvd Records

Tracklist:
1. Through The Night
2. I’ll Be There
3. Stay
4. Without Your Love
5. Another Day
6.Can’t Wait On Love
7. Give In To Me
8. Together
9. Don’t Walk Away
10. All For Love
11. I Want Your Love
Band Members:
Andy Rock – Guitars, Keys, Backing Vocals
Dirty Haris – Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Phil Gun – Bass
Tiny Karpo – Guitars
Dimos Thomaidis – Drums
David A. Saylor – Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals

Backing Vocals:
Chris Siloma (Tracks 1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,10,11)
Romany May Saylor (Track 8)

Discography:
Hit ‘N’ Run (Studio Album) – 2014
Dangerous (Studio Album) – 2013
Half Past Midnight (Studio Album) – 2011
It’s All About Love (Single) – 2007
Edge Of Your Dreams (Demo) – 2005

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Hot on the heels of our Live Album announcement, Eden’s Curse are delighted to confirm that we will be opening for Freedom Call in March 2015 for three shows in Germany (first ever) and one in Holland.

The complete tour dates are as follows :

11/10/13 Cite Culture – Brussels, BE

28/11/13 The Classic Grand – Glasgow, UK

12/03/15 – Nachtleben – Frankfurt – Germany – Tickets

13/03/15 – Kaminwerk – Memmingen – Germany – Tickets

14/03/15 – Kubana – Siegburg – Germany – Tickets

15/03/15 – The Rock Temple – Kerkrade – Netherlands – Tickets

Completing the excellent three band package are young German Hard Rockers Rebellious Spirit.

 

Life in The Jungle

Life In The Jungle, Walter Trout’s first album on Provogue, and the sixth vinyl reissue of Walter’s 25th anniversary vinyl series is up for pre-order.

Throughout 2014 Provogue will re-release Walter’s albums on vinyl.

Once they’re gone – they will not be re-printed! Released throughout 2014, and limited to only 2,000 copies per album worldwide, the collectible LP series is pressed on high quality 180g vinyl. The albums will have a maximum of 20 minutes of music per side for enhanced sound quality.

There will be a limited edition of 100 hand-numbered LPs on white vinyl, for fans and collectors. These are individually numbered, and are only available from MLG Merch Europe!

25th anniversary vinyl

There are also made bundles for those who want to catch up with the 25th Anniversary vinyl releases:

The first set contains the first 5 albums on white vinyl:

* Live (No More Fish Jokes)
* Deep Trout
* The Outsider
* Positively Beale Street
* Breakin’ The Rules

The second set, to be shipped in December, contains the remaining 5 albums on white vinyl:

* Life in the Jungle
* Unspoiled By Progress
* Transition
* Prisoner of a Dream
* Face the Music

The 25th Anniversary Edition Vinyl series is available through their web store. It will be issued in Europe by Provogue / MLG on the following dates:
COLLECTIBLE SERIES 2014 RELEASE SCHEDULE:

No More Fish Jokes (3 March) *AVAILABLE*

Deep Trout (7 April) *AVAILABLE*

The Outsider (5 May) *AVAILABLE*

Positively Beale Street (7 July) *AVAILABLE*

Breakin’ The Rules (18 August) *AVAILABLE*

Life In The Jungle (8 September) *UP FOR PRE-ORDER*

Unspoiled By Progress (6 October)

Transition (27 October)

Prisoner of a Dream (17 November)

Face The Music (1 December)

 

 

TNT Live

Norwegian/American Hard Rock band TNT is finally unleashing this unique document of their 3 decade career to their world-wide audience! This is a band that inspired and spawned the entire Norwegian heavy metal scene, and are the legends behind songs like “Seven Seas”, “Intuition” and “10.000 Lovers (In One)”.
Backed by Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and with appearance by legends like Hank Von Helvete, Dee Snider, Dag Ingebrigtsen and Tony Mills. This is truly a must have for any rock fan who like to know their rock history!

30th Anniversary 1982-2012 Live In Concert will be out September 8th in Norway September 29th in EU and October 3rd in GAS.
Pre-order NOW!

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DVD + CD

Track list:
01. Fanfare For The Common Man.
02. Invisible Noise.
03. Substitute.
04. Refugee.
05. As Far As The Eye Can See.
06. Downhill Racer.
07. Intuition.
08. Northern Lights.
09. Tekrø solo.
10. Magica Lanterna.
11. Sabre Dance
12. Harley Davidson.
13. USA.
14. Eddie.
15. June.
16. My Religion.
17. Everyone’s A Star.
18. 10.000 Lovers (In One).
19. Seven Seas
*DVD version includes a documentary 

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