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Volster Signs With ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records, New album ‘Perfect Storm’ Video Teaser Posted

Swedish Melodic Hard Rock Band, Volster feat. ex-members of Masquerade and House Of Heavy, have signed with European label ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. Volster‘s debut album ‘Perfect Storm‘, includes 12 tracks and is produced by Volster, co-produced/mixed by Max Norman (Ozzy Osbourne, Lynch Mob, Armored Saint, Lizzy Borden, Megadeth, Y&T) and mastered by Thomas “Plec” Johansson (Soilwork, Onslaught, Armageddon, Degradead, Dynazty) at The Panic Room Mastering.

Henrik Lundberg says: “Brought up with music from the 70th and 80th the roots are deep. So it’s no surprise our music is built from these glorious decades even if we also involve more modern flavours. The main ingredient is the melody, what else makes a great song other than great vocals and interesting riffs of course. With members having been active in the music business for decades now is the time to make all our music dreams come true, playing the music we love. Volster is melodic hard rock as it’s supposed to be.

Volster is a Swedish hard rock band started by guitarist Ulf Andersson and bass player Henrik Lundberg who were both members of the band Masquerade in the late 80s and early 90s. While Ulf left Masquerade for other projects, Henrik continued making a couple of albums with Masquerade before they broke up. In 2009 Henrik released an album with the band House of Heavy.

Ulf and Henrik met up again in 1996 to record a four song demo. This demo was called Volster and in 2013 (17 years later) they decided to pick up where they left off and plans were made to start a band performing these songs and also write new ones. They kept the name Volster.

Line up:

Peter Tenning – Vocals
Ulf Andersson – Guitar (ex-Masquerade)
Henrik Lundberg – Bass (ex-House Of Heavy, ex-Masquerade)
Daniel Granlund – Drums (Syconaut)

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Top Ten Albums 2017

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And so we have the first of the Top Ten Albums Of 2017 from Rockposer Dot Com!

In no particular order, here are the Top Ten albums as chosen by chief bottle washer/CEO/Commander In Chief of all things Rockposer, Dan Mann.

 


Introducing HRW C.R.O.W.S: Country Rock, Outlaw, Western & Southern Rock

HRH C.R.O.W.S. SPREADS ITS WINGS AS HRH EXTENDS INTO COUNTRY ROCK, OUTLAW, WESTERN & SOUTHERN ROCK

Introducing HRW C.R.O.W.S: Country Rock, Outlaw, Western & Southern Rock.

HRH has always been shaped by its community, but when the fans approached us and asked us to extend the HRH experience into Country, well, we were wary. But when we went deeper and found out what they yearned for was a broad base of cool Country Rock, Outlaw, Western & Southern Rock bands, then all reservations disappeared. Head honcho Jonni Davis and his rebel posse put together HRH C.R.O.W.S. – Country, the HRH way: a dazzling spectrum of carefully-selected bands (as voted for & curated by the fans); delivered with all the know-how, energy and excellence you’d expect from Europe’s leading residential festival provider.

HRH C.R.O.W.S. will see its inaugural weekend at our award-winning city venue, the O2 Academy in Sheffield, where other stormingly successful HRH events have been showcased in the past. The event will hit town on the 8th & 9th September 2018.

This adds another new chapter to the ever-unfolding and widening HRH portfolio: one we’ve spent the last 18 months researching and putting together. As with all HRH experiences, it’ll feature quality accommodation: 4 HRH Hotels on the venue’s doorstep, with one designated as Royalty (a package that includes passes to the upstairs balcony with private lounge, bar, toilets, security and seating).

This ain’t no penny ante, line dance, folks! This is HRH C.R.O.W.S. – FOUR living, breathing, roof-raising strands of country-influenced Rock n Roll, chosen by fans and woven together with all the usual HRH expertise ‘n’ shenanigans!

Headlining is Devon Allman, son of the legendary Greg Allman. Despite being the son of one of the legendary Allman Brothers, Devon is very much his own man, and has found his own sound from the music in his blood.

Also confirmed: Dan Baird & Homemade Sin. Best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist from Eighties chart-topping rockers The Georgia Satellites, Dan left the band in 1990 to pursue a solo career. He’s a leading light and pioneer in cowpunk and alt-country music, bringing together a heady brew of rock, country, outlaw, and punk.

Wisconsin-born, Los Angeles-based singer, writer and guitarist Jared James Nichols will also be joining the bill. Music Radar named Jared as one of the Top Upcoming Guitar Players in the World. He’ll be bringing plenty of gusto, raw and raucous rock ‘n’ roll to the CROWS stage next year.

Described by The Mail On Sunday as a “cracking rootsy blues singer well-known to festival audiences”, award-winning Jo Harman will be showing the talent that won her “Female Vocalist of the Year” with timeless, crafted songs, which will easily blow your mind away.

Also blowing your mind will be Brum-based Broken Witt Rebels, who’ll be bringing some retro 70s rock to the C.R.O.W.S. party, with their twin guitar attack Danny Core’s grit-raw voice and wall of sound.

Elles Bailey, meanwhile, is a super-smoky-voiced singer-songwriter with a rare talent for crafting blues, country, and soulful rock with a contemporary edge. Elles recorded her debut album, ‘Wildfire’ in Nashville and hasn’t looked back since, having recently been nominated for the prestigious European Music Award, in the Best Female Vocalist category and voted the Number 1 album in the IBBA radio charts.

Also announced for the initial line-up are Zack Logan, Federal Charm, Willie and the Bandits, Scarlette Fever, Buffalo Summer, Western Sand, Thirteen Stars, The Outlaw Orchestra, Dawson Smith and the Dissenters, Cellar Door Moon Crow and The Nile Deltas 

Saddle up, Compadres! This will be one helluva ride. Follow the C.R.O.W.S!

For further information, check out the website https://www.hrhcrows.com/ or contact our ticket hotline on 0207 193 1164.

 


Nevicate’s Debut Single Offers Symphonic Metal And Catchy Pop Vibes

Nevicate is a fresh metal band from Joensuu, Finland whose music is a mixture of symphonic tones, pop vibes and electronic elements. The band havereleased their debut single ‘Shattered‘ and its music video.

The single that reaches catchy but even progressive spheres includes profound keyboard arrangements and tritonal harmonic singing that create harmony to balance with the gritty guitar riffs. “Shattered” is a blend of feminine power, masculine headbanging and melancholic moodiness.

The lyrics of ‘Shattered‘ deal with locked-away feelings, wounds caused by negligence and eventually fragmentation of one’s self-image. ‘Shattered‘ is produced in collaboration with the production team from the Rock Academy -project that has had professionals from Finnish music industry as visiting mentors. The song is mixed by Nino Laurenne (i.a. Thunderstone & Lost Society) and mastered by Svante Forsbäck (i.a. Rammstein & Sonata Arctica).

Shattered‘ is also released today on following streaming services :
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2BPb6iL 
Deezer: http://www.deezer.com/us/album/52850992
Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/82034947
iTunes: http://apple.co/2BraQtZ

Line-up:
Anni Kokkonen – vocals
Lassi Porali – guitar & backing vocals
Lumi Ollila – keyboards & backing vocals
Oskari Hevonkoski – bass
Toni Manninen – drums

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Palace Of The King Release It’s Been A Long Time Coming Official Video

Aussie rockers Palace Of The King have just released a video for their brand new track ‘It’s Been A Long Time Coming‘.

It’s been a long time coming is the first single from the new Palace Of The King album ‘Get Right With Your Maker‘ out early 2018.

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AT THE SUN Release ‘Walk On Over’ Music Video

UK heavy rockers AT THE SUN have released a new music video for the song ‘Walk On Over‘, the track is taken from ther debut EP ‘Breathe‘, which was released earlier this year. Harry Dale, lead singer, calls the track “A story of lust, desire and temptation.

Hailing from the UK, AT THE SUN are a heavy rock 5 piece blending their love of blues, metal and classic rock to create a powerful sound of big riffs, soulful vocals and ripping solos. Formed by guitarist Kieron and bassist Alex, the plan was simple – find the best musicians they could, both in terms of talent and attitude. In vocalist Harry, drummer Craig and lead guitarist Chet they found everything they were looking for.

The debut EP “Breathe” was released in June 2017 to rave reviews, with critics calling it “accomplished playing with some great tunes that will make you want to listen again and again” and “an impressive debut”.

With airplay on the likes of Planet Rock, Total Rock and Hard Rock Hell Radio, the future is looking bright, with one reviewer referring to them as “heads and shoulders above other young bands within the contemporary rock scene”.

Catch AT THE SUN live on December 15th at the Green Door Store in Brighton, UK.

Line up:

Harry Dale – Vocals
Kieron Heavens – Guitar
Alex Matthews – Bass
Craig Steen – Drums
Chet Jogia – Guitar

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Laurence Jones Announces Release Of Album ‘The Truth’

25-year old British blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, Laurence Jones, will release his new studio album ‘The Truth‘ on Friday 9th March 2018.

To dovetail the release of the album, Laurence will start his nationwide tour at London’s Borderline on Tuesday 23rd January and will continue in May.

All tickets are £15 and available from www.thegigcartel.com and the 24 Hour Box Office 08444 790 898.

Laurence has also launched the pre-order store https://laurencejones.tmstor.es/ that will feature a selection of bundles including the new album, vinyl, T-shirts, Ltd edition laminates and an exclusive pre-order poster.

Laurence is often labelled as “the future of the blues.”  He’s won several major awards and accolades, and has sold over 50,000 albums across four albums. He’s supported the likes of Status Quo, Gary Clark Jr, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, James Bay, Van Morrison, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Joe Bonamassa Jools Holland, Eric Burdon, and many more.

Hailed as “One to Watch” by all corners of the music industry, including press, concert and festival booking agents, blues fans and various musicians. Over the past five years, Laurence has really come into his own, and with his new album ‘The Truth‘, he has now developing his own creative skin by writing and performing songs that are distinctive to his unique sound and identity.

Says Laurence, “The direction of this album is one I have always wanted to take and that’s crossover blues, just like my heroes John Mayer, Eric Clapton and even Jimi Hendrix. They managed to really bring the sound of the blues to the masses. This is definitely my favourite album that I have made to date. I can’t wait for people to hear ‘The Truth.”

Track listing:

  1. What Would You Do
  2. Don’t Let Me Go
  3. Hold Me Close
  4. Keep Me Up At Night
  5. Give Me Your Time
  6. The Truth
  7. Take Me
  8. Gone Away
  9. Can’t Go On Without You
  10. Never Good Enough

Laurence Jones – January & May 2018 UK Tour

Tickets: www.thegigcartel.com & SeeTickets.com

London, Borderline                                       Tuesday 23 January

Manchester, Band on the Wall                  Thursday 3 May

Leamington Spa, Zephyr Lounge              Friday 4 May

Southampton, Talking Heads                     Saturday 5 May

Birmingham, Hare & Hounds                    Thursday 10 May

Nottingham, The Bodega                             Friday 11 May

York, Fulford Arms                                        Saturday 12 May

Newcastle, The Cluny                                    Sunday 13 May


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