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Jeff Scott Soto has made the following announcement:

As mentioned a few months ago, SOTO parted ways with our label & after much deliberation, we have decided to forge ahead independently as we continue to bring you new music into the future.

I’m not divulging anything new on how the music business has dramatically changed so much the past years…but we decided to change with it and our plan starts with YOU in mind later this week.

As a gift to you all for the holidays, we have recorded our own heavy version of the incredible Michael Jackson song ‘Give In To Me’ and are giving it to you FREE as a digital download!

There is an accompanying video being pieced together by the talented Brian Z, younger brother of David, who directed and produced the ‘Unblame’ video for us that we’re hoping coincides with this new track.

From there, we will be releasing for purchase a new song digitally, about every month, once we return from the upcoming tour instead of the traditional long play CD. This not only allows us the time to work on songs individually but gives us a chance to put the quality behind each track instead of cramming to create an entire album in one go.

We’re mixing and mastering the giveaway now as I write this, info on where and how to get it will be widespread & easy to find…we think you’re gonna dig it!!! JSS

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King King are pleased to announce a raft of new UK tour dates in April and May 2017. The tour kicks off on Thursday 20th April at The Cube in Corby, Northants. All tickets are priced £20, are on sale on Monday 12th December from www.thegigcartel.com and the 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 478 0898.

The tour dovetails the release of a brand new single taken from King King’s upcoming fourth studio album, and follow up to 2015’s multi-award winning Reaching For The Light. The new album is scheduled for release in early September 2017.

King King’s first-ever live album ‘King King – Live‘ was recently voted #1 at Blues Rock Review’s “Top 5 Best Live Albums of 2016”.

The live album triumph follows King King’s recent win of five awards at the British Blues Awards including Best Male Vocal (Alan Nimmo), Best Bass Player (Lindsay Coulson), Best Song (Rush Hour), Best Album (Reaching for the Light) and Best Songwriter. October 2016 saw the release of King King’s first live album “King King Live” which hit the No.1 spot in Amazon’s Best Sellers Blues Chart.

Says King King’s frontman, Alan Nimmo, “We’re really excited to perform the new single live. It’s rockier than our previous material, but it still has an inherent King King sound to it. The new single is a nice taster from the upcoming album.

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The debut album from ex Heavy Pettin’s Gary Moat & Burnt Out Wreck is going to be released on 10th February 2017. ‘Swallow‘ is a huge slice of full on, punchy classic hard rock with guitar riffs galore! Released on TRHRC through Cherry Red Records, this album is every bit as good as you would expect from one of Scotland’s original rock n rollers, Gary Moat.

Swallow‘ is co-produced by Gary Moat and Steve Rispin (Asia, Inglorious) at his  Liscombe Park Studio, mastered by Pete Maher (U2, The Killers, Jack White, Rolling Stones etc) and is set for a February 2017 release.

The band will be playing their first live show at the Giants Of Rock in Minehead in January 2017, alongside the likes of Steve Hackett, Ian Anderson, Iain Paice, Phil Campbell, Slade, Gun, Dare and many more.

28th January,  Giants of Rock, Minehead 
Tickets available from here

So …. I have signed a new worldwide record contract with The Right Honourable Recording Company Ltd through Cherry Red and a new worldwide publishing contract with CHELSEA MUSIC Publishing Company Ltd. I am very very excited and honoured to be working with them. The album is set for release Feb 2017. Thanks for all your support and kind words, it was worth the wait……It is a crazy experience to be doing this again but I am loving it!
Gary Moat.

Tracklist
Burnt Out Wreck
Swallow
She’s The One
Pulling It Out
Talk About Love
Medusa
Flames
She’s A Dirty Love
Your Love (Is All I Need)
Rocking Man
Best Of Your Life

Lineup:
Gary Moat – vocals, rythm guitar
Alex Carmichael – bass, backing vocals
Adrian Dunn – guitar, backing vocals
Paul  Carnevale – drums

 

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Sweet Mary Jane was formed in the summer of 2012 in Sundsvall, Sweden, by Tomas Nässlin (ex, Roulette), Per Olof Åsberg (ex-Airborn) and young talents Alexander Olsson (ex-Anacondah) and Andreas Sparby (ex-L.A.C.K.).

They wrote the song ‘Fire In Your Eyes‘ with Tomas Lundgren from Roulette that Nässlin had kept in touch with from his time in the band. Later on Tomas Berggren (ex-Razamanaz) stepped up to take over the vocals. Tomas is the brother of Stefan Berggren who is known from Berggren Kerslake band, Grand Slam and also Snakes In Paradise.

The wide variety of musical influences really shows a great AOR sound that the band is really proud of. Lars Chriss of Lions Share produced their debut album ‘Winter In Paradise‘.

Sound clips in advance:

Sweet Mary Jane – Fire In Your Eyes (Edit)

Sweet Mary Jane – Madeleine (Edit)

Sweet Mary Jane – No Retreat No Surrender (Edit)

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Jim Jidhed, the singer of the band Alien singer, will release his 6th solo album on 27th   January 2017.
Push On Through’ is a heavier record than the previous ones. It still has the mark of AOR to it, but also a straight hard rock feeling at times. Producer Daniel Flores, who had a vision for this album, really nails that vision sound wise. Jim’s voice is stronger than ever at 53, and here all his experience, feeling, heart and soul come together in a very powerful way.

Jidhed was born 1963 in Gothenburg, Sweden. He began playing and singing around the age of ten, and formed his first real band when he was 12-13 years old. At the time he was 16 he started a group called ‘Glamour’, and it was with this band things began to get more serious. 1982, at the age of nineteen, Jidhed released his first ever single with the band ‘Glamour’. The label was named ‘Polar’ and the woman who signed the band was Marie Andersson, daughter of Stickan (ABBA ) Andersson.

In 1986 Jidhed wrote a musical and played that in the spring of ‘87. At the same time, in December ’86, he teamed up with a new Swedish band that took the name ‘Alien’. Alien released two singles during ‘87, ‘Headstrong’ and ‘ I’ll Survive’, and by the fall they recorded  ‘Only One Woman’ at ‘Polar’ studio. Alien recorded their first album early in ’88, at ‘Sound City’ studios in Los Angeles, and just a bit later that year they got a huge hit with ‘Only One Woman’ and headlined a big tour the full  spring and summer. For personal reasons Jim left the band in the fall of 1988.

Between 1989 and 2005, the Swedish born singer released five solo albums until he and the original members from Alien teamed up once more, after over twenty years. They released a single, ‘Ready To Fly’, and began playing some selected shows, performing  (the songs of) their debut album. They decided to write a new album, and released ‘ Eternity’ in 2014.

Jim released his fifth solo album in December 2015, titled ‘Tankar i vinternatten’. It’s kind of a Christmas record, but with Swedish lyrics more into to the depth of things surrounding Christmas, and the state of mind of people around that time of year.

This year 2016, Johan Nyhlén – a true fan of Jim, Alien and the AOR genre – introduced Jim to producer Daniel Flores. Daniel had wanted to work with Jidhed for a long time, and now the two of them hooked up. ‘Push On Through’ is an album that, from the beginning, was meant to sound different from anything Jim has done in the past. And for sure, Daniel has made that happen. Daniel, who played the drums on the album himself, produced a heavier and tougher sound.
Further, on the release you find Ken Sandin (Alien) playing the bass, guitars were performed by Michael Palace and Philip Lindstrand, and Rolf Pilotti took care of the backing vocals. Jim’s son Robin Jidhed was both the engineer and sounding board when Jim recorded his lead vocals.

Sound clips in advance:

Jim Jidhed – Glorious (Edit)

Jim Jidhed – If We Call It Love (Edit)

Jim Jidhed – One Breathe (Edit)

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Joe Satriani is offering a Free download of the Supernova Remix EP.

You can find the Free download Here

Joe says ”

I’m dropping this cool five song re-mix EP as a gift to all my fans who have made the ‘Shockwave Supernova‘ album such a great success around the world. I can’t thank you enough!

I called my most talented buddies near and far to get a new spin on five fan favorites from my latest release.

John Cuniberti and Eric Caudieux team up for both “Goodbye Supernova” and “Stars Race Across The Sky” and turn in two breathtaking and modern re-mixes.

Guitarist, engineer and producer Keith More from London, England, pumps up and mashes out two rockers, “In My Pocket” and “Cataclysmic”.

John Cuniberti revisits “Lost In A Memory” and turns up the modern textures and drama to make a very spiritual and powerful remix.

And, as a little taste of what’s to come in 2017, I asked ZZ to put together a short trailer for his full length experimental tour documentary about our “Shockwave Tour 2016″. He followed us across Europe for almost two months and captured the sound and the fury, and all the crazy stuff no one else sees from the audience. Filmed and edited in ZZ’s unique style, we hope to release the full documentary in the first half of 2017.”

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Swedish traditional heavy metallers Mean Streak have signed a worldwide management deal with German based Rock’N’Growl Management/Promotion. The band just finished recordings of their fourth album ‘Blind Faith‘ with Peter AnderssonAndy LaGuerin and Thomas Johansson at The Panic Room. The album is produced by Peter Andersson and Max Norman, 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.

Peter Andersson, says: “Mean Streak is exited and happy to join forces with Rock’n’Growl Management/Promotion. With a new album mixed by Max Norman coming up we are really looking forward to take the show on the road in 2017“.

Max Norman, stated: “Just finished mixing Mean Streak new album – it really rocks ! Thankfully all mixing completed and congratulations to the guys on a killer album !“.

Line up:

Peter Andersson – Bass and background Vocals
Andy LaGuerin – Lead Vocals and Guitars
Thomas Johansson – Guitars
Jonas Källsbäck – Drums and Background vocals

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West coast metal veterans Metal Church have released a new music video for ‘Needle and Suture‘, a song from the band’s latest album ‘XI‘ which was released on March 25th of this year via Rat Pak Records and debuted at  #57 on the Billboard top 200, having shifted 11,000 equivalent album units for the week ending March 31. Metal Church XI‘ is the band’s eleventh studio album and also marks the return of legendary front man Mike Howe.

The coinciding ‘XI‘ tour showcased the invigorated lineup to audiences around the world, where they performed at several European festivals including: Wacken, Dynamo, Rock Hard, Alcatraz, Beast Coast Festival, Porispere and many more hot spots around Europe. The U.S. leg of the tour paired them with Armored Saint for a co-headlining run, and also saw them supporting Megadeth’s ‘Dystopia‘ tour, alongside Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies and the Butcher Babies. The band performed over 50 headline shows and also appeared on both the Monsters of Rock Cruise and the Ozzfest meets Knotfest kickoff show.

The band is currently working on new material and will be announcing some new show dates and few other cool surprises in the coming days!

Line up
Mike Howe (vocals)
Kurdt Vanderhoof (guitar)
Jeff Plate (drums)
Steve Unger (bass)
Rick VanZandt (guitar)

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Birmingham’s award winning 4-piece, Broken Witt Rebels will be touring with Norfolk’s Southern rock band Bad Touch – two of the most exciting new prospects in the UK blues rock music scene embark on a co-headline 13-date UK tour in March and April 2017.

Tickets for the tour, priced £14, go on sale on Tuesday 6th December from the 24 hour box office 0844 478 0898 and http://bit.ly/1U8gW0W.

Broken Witt Rebels experienced success in 2016 with the release of their 5-track EP featuring the singles ‘Low‘ and ‘Guns‘ which received airplay on Planet Rock and XS Manchester, while ‘Low’ was Track of the Week on Radio X.  The music video for ‘Guns‘ attracted 464,000 views.

On October 27th, they won ‘Best Rock Act‘ at the first annual Unsigned Music Awards held at The Troxy in London, and closed the Awards by performing ‘Guns‘.  BWR were also nominated for ‘Best Live Act

Bad Touch are a 5-piece rock band from Norfolk, who recently supported the Kentucky Headhunters on their critically acclaimed sell-out UK tour.  They recently released their second studio album ‘Truth Be Told‘ on Bad Touch Records on Friday 2nd December 2016, and supported Whiskey Myers at their sold out concert at The Dome in London.  Their new album features the singles ‘99%‘ and ‘Made To Break‘, both remixed for radio by the legendary Rolling Stones engineer and co-producer, Chris Kimsey.

Tour Dates
Thursday 16 March 2017                Leeds Brudenell
Friday 17 March 2017                     Newcastle Cluny
Saturday 18 March 2017                Glasgow O2 ABC
Wednesday 22 March 2017            Norwich Waterfront
Thursday 23 March 2017                Sheffield Greystones
Friday 24 March 2017                     Manchester Ruby Lounge
Saturday 25 March 2017                Nottingham Bodega
Thursday 30 March 2017                Bristol Tunnels
Friday 31 March 2017                     Brighton Haunt
Saturday 1 April 2017                     Southampton Talking Heads
Sunday 2 April 2017                        Cardiff, The Globe
Friday 7 April 2017                          Birmingham O2 Academy
Saturday 8 April 2017                     London, The Borderline

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