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UK-based melodic metallers CODE OF SILENCE are offering a free download of the track ‘Tame The Tempest‘. The song is taken from the band’s debut album ‘Dark Skies Over Babylon’ which has already received glowing reviews. This track is now available as a free download for signing up to the band’s Reverbnation mailing list. Just go to: http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/16625691

The track started out as a piece written by guitarist Ben Randall and ended up a collaboration with Paul Logue (Eden’s Curse) and Pete Newdeck (Eden’s Curse, Tainted Nation).

The first single ‘Sky Is Falling Down’ (also available at Reverbnation) is a four-minute burst of pop metal – catchy, re-playable, and engaging

The promo video (see below)  has gathered an amazing 200,000-plus views since February.

The brainchild of respected U.K. melodic rock producer/ musician / songwriter Paul Logue (Eden’s Curse) and James Murray (bass), Code Of Silence is completed by John Clelland (drums), Scott McLean (keys), guitarist Ben Randall and vocalist Gus Monsanto (Revolution Renaissance, Adagio).

The album ‘Dark Skies Over Babylon’ is released by Mausoleum Records in Europe (February 25) and North America (April 9) in Japan by Rubicon Music.

The band will be sharpening their spurs in late-September playing selected UK dates including the inaugural Skyfest on September 21., 2013.

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The Melodic Rock outfit PARIS has its origins in the French capital, but a short look at the album credits of the band’s debut record illustrates that we are actually dealing with an international affair. The two main characters, Frédéric Dechavanne and Sébastien Montet, hail from France, the duo is responsible for the songwriting, the lead vocals, the guitars and the keyboards. The Italian delegation is represented by producer Alessandro Del Vecchio (Lionville, Hardline, Issa), the rhythm section Anna Portalupi (Mitch Malloy, Lionville, Hardline) on bass and Alessandro Mori (Mitch Malloy, Lionville, Axe) on drums. Guests are in-demand Swedish songwriter Robert Säll (Work Of Art, W.E.T.) on guitar and Steve Newman (Newman, Big Life) from the United Kingdom on backing vocals.

Frédéric and Sébastien met in the suburbs of Paris when they were still little kids, later  in High School they dicovered their common interest in AOR, Melodic Rock and Hard  Rock. In 1985 they founded their first band together and started to write their own songs  inspired by the multi-platinum albums and concert visits of some of the most successful acts of the genre during their heyday in the late 80s, Def Leppard and Bon Jovi. The guys continue to work on their own material during the next couple of years, but life had other plans for the two friends, so from 1993 on their band and song writing activities were put on hold for almost two decades.

Frédéric and Sébastien grew up in the suburbs of Paris. They were already long-time friends when they discovered their common interest in AOR and Melodic Rock in the mid 80s. During their days in High School in the late 80s they attend countless concerts of bands like Def Leppard and Bon Jovi and they founded their first band and instantly started writing their own songs, inspired by some of the most successful acts of the Melodic Rock genre. Until 2003 they kept on working on their own material, but life had other plans for the guys and their songwriting activities were put on hold.

In 2010 the two friends, who always kept in touch through the years, rediscovered the joy of making music together. New technologies paved the way for their revitalized musical collaboration with Frédéric now living in Germany, and they eventually recorded a demo album with 11 newly songs in 2011.

Ready then to take the next step, they contacted Alessandro Del Vecchio. The internationally renowned producer and musician took them under his wings and produced the songs in his studio, including some old favorites Frédéric and Sébastien had written 20 years ago. The PARIS debut “Only One Life” was recorded with the help of an international line-up of studio musicians, resulting in a collection of truly catchy Melodic Rock tunes.

Band: Paris

Album: Only One Life

Label: Avenue Of Allies

Out: April 12, 2013

Laneside

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LANESLIDE is a new Melodic Rock project developed by Italian songwriter / guitarist / producer Bruno Kraler (Brunorock). The international line-up of the band is made up of vocalist extraordinaire Frank Vestry, best known for the successful and critically acclaimed Marcello/Vestry album and the classic one off-record by US Melodic Rockers Last Temptation. Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, Lionville, Edge of Forever) one of the rising stars of today’s Rock scene plays keyboards and the rhythm section are John Billings (Rick Springfield, Donna Summer, Lancia) on bass and Dominik Hülshorst (ex-Bonfire) on drums.

Four additional renowned musicians also lend their musical talents to the LANESLIDE album: Lino Gonzalez from Argentina on lead and rhythm guitars, Bobby Altvater on guitars and backing vocals and Erik Mårtensson and Michael Bormann on backing vocals.

LANESLIDE are one of the most exciting collaborations in recent years, their hard hitting yet very catchy brand of Melodic Rock is powerful, passionate and it has all the trademarks to let it stand out from the bulk of releases coming out this spring.

Ladies and Gentlemen, fasten your seatbelts, turn up your stereo and get ready for the Rock’n’Roll LANESLIDE.

 

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Bai Bang

BAI BANG – one of the most powerful rock acts from Sweden – features four talented and dynamic rockers in the line-up: Diddi Kastenholt (vocals), Pelle Eliaz (Guitar), Joacim Sandin (bass), Jens Lundgren (guitar) and Johnny Benson (drums) Since the band has started in the late 80’s, BAI BANG have spent a lot of time together on their tours all over Europe, USA,  Canada, Japan – including the famous Whisky a Gogo and the Cat Club in Los Angeles twice each. The Swedes shared the stage with bands such as LA Guns, Thin Lizzy, Wishbone Ash, Ratt, Dio, Mötley Crüe,  Pretty Maids, Saxon, Axel Rudi Pell and played at festivals such as Sweden Rock, Wacken and Rocklahoma.

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The album “Are You Ready” was released in 2009 and nominated for the best sleaze/glam album in at the Swedish Metal Awards and voted as “The Best all round party anthem album of the year” in the Australian magazine The Rockpit.

In 2011 the band released  their  seventh album in total “Livin My Dream”. This CD was recorded in Sunshine Explosion studios in Helsingborg, Sweden during the years  2010 & 2011. A video was shot for the track “Rock it”.

The  new  album “All Around the World”the bands 8th was recorded at Sunshine Explosion Studio. Bai Bang ¨has been working with Pontus Assarsson as producer this time too. Martin Kronlund did the mastering again.

The band: Diddi Kastenholt – Vocals; Joacim Sandin – Bass; Pelle Eliaz –  Guitar; Jens; Lundgren-Guitar; Johnny Benson – Drums

Discography:

–          Enemy Lines (1989)

–          Cop To Con (1992)

–          Riding High (1996)

–          Attitude (2001)

–          Best Of Bai Bang (2006)

–          Are You Ready (2009)

–          Livin’ My Dream (2011)

–          All Around The World (2013)

This year’s Theatre Of Blues festival in Shrewsbury will be held on the 5th & 6th of April. tob-piano-white-logo

It features an all star bill :

Buddy Whittington
Dani Wilde
24 Pesos
The Legendary Slack Alice
Tim Aves & Wolfpack
Bex Marshall
Jenna Hooson
Fushi 4
The Drivetones

Tickets cost just £35 for the whole weekend (or £15 for the Friday, £25 for the Saturday.)

The website for people to go to for more information is www.theatreofblues.com

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Canadian hard rock band REVERSE GRIP has signed a worldwide management deal with Germany’s Rock N Growl Management.

Brothers, Dru Sean and Dylan Broda, along side Kramer White, pack a super hard hitting, High Energy brand of 80′s influenced Hard Rock. With a live show that is sure to knock you on your ass and all the drive you’d imagine, REVERSE GRIP is on their way up!

REVERSE GRIP is: Dru Broda – Vocals, Sean Broda – Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Dylan Broda – Drums and Percussion, Kramer White – Bass Guitar & Ginger Hair.

Rock N Growl and REVERSE GRIP are currently shopping the band’s debut album, “Hunger For Chaos“, produced by the band, mixed by “Mix Master” Michael Chambers and mastered by “Rip Roarin’” Rob Di Gioia, in hopes of securing a record deal very soon.

REVERSE GRIP World Tour 2013:

Mar 16th @ The RockPile, Etobicoke, ON, Canada, w/ The Bullet Boys
May 31st @ The Bar Fly, Campo Grande, Brazil
Jun 1st @ Sleazy Zone Party, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Jul 05th @ The Garage Deluxe, Munich, Germany
Jul 12th @ Rude Boy Club, Bielsko Biala, Poland
Jul 13th @ Trinec Festival, Trinec, Czech Republic

More show dates for Brazil, Europe and Japan to be added soon.

REVERSE GRIP is a super high energy hard rock band formed by Dru, Sean and Dylan Broda, three real Brothers from Toronto, Canada.

REVERSE GRIP is dedicated and has a do-or-die attitude when it comes to music and life (which are the same thing if you ask them.). Whether you call it Hard Rock, Sleaze, Metal or just plain old Rock N’ Roll. The boys from REVERSE GRIP have a tight grip on their dreams and wont let go! Sometimes you have to go back to go forward, so…. STICK IT IN REVERSE!!

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The band’s latest video “Sold My Soul” World Tour 2012 can be viewed below:

 

The Room

British crossover progressive rock band The Room release a single in aid of the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) on March 4th 2013.

The track, Screaming Through The Noise is taken from the band’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘Open Fire’, released late last year.
Vocalist Martin Wilson said “The song is about the intense emotional impact that my son’s battle with retinal cancer had on our family.

With the release of the single, we want to help CHECT increase awareness of this dreadful disease and of course raise money to help fund research and support other families living with retinoblastoma.”
The single will be launched at a one-off show in aid of the trust at the Jagz Club, Ascot, in Berkshire at 8pm on Sunday 3rd March. The show will be the band’s first live performance since the release of Open Fire. “This is a really exciting time for us, and we can’t wait to get out and play live”, explained Wilson. “The show will be free to get in on the night but of course we will be looking for donations from as many people as possible.”
Joy Felgate, chief executive of CHECT said: “We are thrilled that The Room will be supporting us through this single release and launch show. The money raised will help us make a difference by backing our vital campaigns to make sure all parents and health professionals know the signs and symptoms of retinoblastoma.”
Details of how to buy the single via digital download will be announced soon with all proceeds going to CHECT.
The band will be announcing more UK dates in the very near future.
Retinoblastoma (Rb) is a rare form of cancer which affects the retina of children, predominantly under the age of five years and it represents 3% of childhood
cancers in the UK. Children affected by the disease can suffer from loss of vision, removal of their affected eye(s) and, in some cases, total blindness.

Covered Call

Covered Call: An expression used in financial circles depicting a picture of Wall Street, big cities, and the frenzy of the stock market. Covered Call the band, however, was born in a small carpentry shed in the dark, deep forests of Sweden. The contrast couldn´t be greater between the band and their name.

Covered Call was formed by drummer Ronny Svanströmer and guitarist Joel Carlsson. Subsequently, second guitarist Morgan Rosenquist joined the band and the material rapidly started taking shape.

The band immediately landed a deal and released their debut album “Money Never Sleeps” internationally in 2009. During the recording sessions for the band’s second album bassist Andy Loos (ex Glory, Lion´s Share) was recruited as a full member in the lineup.

Andy had previously been working with Göran Edman (ex John Norum Band, Yngwie Malmsteen), who was soon after recruited to complete this stellar lineup.

The new album, entitled IMPACT, was recorded by Covered Call along with Studio Fredman (Arch Enemy, Hammerfall, Dimmu Borgir, In Flames) and was mixed by Lars Chriss of Lion´s Share (who also performed a guest solo on the track “Hold On”) at LS Studio.

The band has left their suits behind and is ready to deliver unforgettable rock music in the true AOR spirit!

This new musical constellation together with vocalist Göran Edman now sound stronger than ever and with fantastic new material Covered Call will prove, once again, that their brand of hook-layered rock is a force to be reckoned with.

Track list: 1. Lorraine, 2. When the lights are out, 3. Think about all times, 4 Look into your mind, 5. Hold on, 6. Make a wish, 7. Nothing lasts forever, 8. Wake up, 9. When I´m gone, 10. Live it up, 11. Last goodbye

Line-Up: Göran Edman – Lead vocals, Joel Carlsson – Guitars, Morgan Rosenquist – Guitar, Andy Loos  – Bass, Ronny Svanströmer  – Drums

Sound clips in advance:

COVERED CALL – Hold On (Edit)

COVERED CALL – Lorraine (Edit)

COVERED CALL – When The Lights Are Out (Edit)

 

Web:

www.coveredcall.se

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