One Night In Amsterdam

Award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist Ian Siegal has premiered the new live video recording of “Hard Pressed” from his upcoming live album “One Night In Amsterdam” released March 9 on Nugene Records. The track is available exclusively as a free download with the CD and Vinyl editions of “One Night In Amsterdam”.

In 2014 Siegal won Mojo’s “Best Blues Album Award, and described him as “One of the most innovative, gifted and engaging blues performers on the planet today.” To support “One Night In Amsterdam”, Siegal will embark on a 12-date UK tour starting March 17 at Chester Live Rooms.

MARCH 2015 UK TOUR DATES

CHESTER LIVE ROOMS                                                         TUES 17

GLASGOW STEREO                                                               WED 18

ABERDEEN JAZZ FESTIVAL                                                  THURS 19

HARROGATE RIPLEY BLUES                                                FRI 20

DERBY FLOWERPOT                                                             SAT 21

SCARBOROUGH TOP SECRET BLUES FESTIVAL                SUN 22

NEWCASTLE CLUNY                                                            TUES 24

BOLTON RAILWAY                                                              WED 25

BRISTOL TUNNELS                                                               THURS 26

NORWICH ARTS CENTRE                                                     FRI 27

LONDON JAZZ CAFÉ                                                            SAT 28

SOUTHAMPTON TALKING HEADS                                     SUN 29

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Modern Metal band “EVERLOST” with its lead vocalist and guitar player Andrey Smirnov from “U.D.O.” published the next statement regarding the upcoming fifth album:

Everlost are pleased to announce that the work on the fifth full-length release is nearly completed! Final mixing is going on at the moment. The album, that was called “V”, includes 10 tracks in the best traditions of Everlost. As usual, great attention has been paid to the artwork of the album – each song has its own themed illustration.

To fill the information vacuum, unwillingly caused by the studio work, we present to you the cover artwork and the album teaser. Also, we remind you, that our new video for a song called “Cut Me Loose” has been finished already and will be published very soon. Stay tuned

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King King

Multi-award winning British blues rock band King King start their UK tour on Thursday February 19 at Kendall Brewary Arts Centre. King King will perform songs from their highly anticipated new album “Reaching For The Light” (released May 5) including the forthcoming single “Hurricane”. Special guest on all shows is Laurence Jones.

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Bob Fridzema
Lindsay Coulson
Wayne Proctor

 

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Tainted Nation tour 2015

Tainted Nation have released an album & tour ‘teaser’ video.

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Tainted Nation are:

Pete Newdeck – Vocals (Drummer in Eden’s Curse, ex Grim Reaper, Killers, Steve Grimmett)
Pontus Egberg – Bass (King Diamond, ex The Poodles, Lions Share, Zan Clan)
Ian Nash – Guitar (Steve Grimmett, Lionsheart)
Mark Cross – Drums (ex Firewind, Outloud, Helloween, Kingdom Come)
Joel Peters – Guitar (Fury, Newman)

Survival Of The Fittest

International metal band BLACKWELDER will release their new album, ‘Survival Of The Fittest’, on April 24, 2015 via GoldenCore Records/ZYX Music.

“Survival Of The Fittest” track listing:

  1. The Night Of New Moon
    02. Spaceman
    03. Adeturi
    04. Freeway Of Life
    05. Inner Voice
    06. With Flying Colors
    07. Remember The Time
    08. Play Some More
    09. Oriental Spell
    10. Judgement Day
The album was mixed by Matt Smith (THEOCRACY), mastered by Anfinn Skulevold (ABHOTH, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD). Artwork by Mario Bouffier. Alex Solca and Alex Kuehr worked on the band photos.

Hailing from the four corners of the world, BLACKWELDER is a brand new metal experience featuring some of the top names in Power Prog Metal today.

BLACKWELDER is:

Ralf Scheepers – Vocals (PRIMAL FEAR, ex-GAMMA RAY)
Andrew Szucs – Guitars (SEVEN SERAPHIM)
Bjorn Englen – Bass (DIO DISCIPLES, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN)
Aquiles Priester – Drums (PRIMAL FEAR, ex-ANGRA)

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Arguably the UK’s finest purveyors of melodic rock music, FM will release their new studio album ‘Heroes & Villains’ on 20th April 2015, and embark on a ten-date headline UK tour from 1st May.

‘Heroes & Villains’ is FM’s first album release since signing to Frontiers Music Srl, and follows the band’s highly acclaimed 2014 E.P. ‘Futurama’ and sell-out UK arena tour with Foreigner and Europe.

FM’s UK tour kicks-off at in Bristol on Friday, 1st May, and includes dates in Wolverhampton, Portsmouth, Nottingham, Glasgow, Newcastle and Manchester, with the final night of the tour taking place at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on Sunday, 10th May.

The fourth album since FM reformed in 2007, ‘Heroes and Villains’sees FM staying true to their musical legacy, offering their classic sound updated, with great songwriting and performances spiced-up by the golden voice of lead vocalist Steve Overland. Self-produced, the recording session took place at Tremolo Studios, before being mixed and mastered at Abbey Road Studios.

Looking forward to the release of ‘Heroes and Villains’, Steve Overland said, “I think we have managed to capture the best elements of what the band are about in 2015. We had great fun making the record and we are all very proud of the finished result. There are big rock anthems in tracks like ‘Diggin’ Up The Dirt’ and ‘Fire and Rain’, and many melodic songs with FM’s trademark hooks and vocal harmonies. There are also not one, but two ballads. One of these (Walking With Angels) is a stripped-down acoustic song, which is something a little different for us.”

The band’s drummer, Pete Jupp, added, “After our shows in November the band was white hot and the creative juices were in full flow, so the writing and recording process for Heroes and Villains was a prolific and painless affair. We’re looking forward to getting back out on tour, straining at the leash.”

Merv Goldsworthy, FM’s bassist, agrees: “All the songs all came together really quickly and the recording of the album went without a hitch. Once we started getting the mixes back of the first few songs we knew we were onto something. Heroes & Villains is a little rockier and a little more up tempo than Rockville, and that suits me fine! I’m really looking forward to touring this album this year – bring it on!”

Guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick confirmed what FM fans already know: “We’re on a roll! Some of the tracks on this album are better than anything that the band has ever produced, and Steve’s voice is as good as ever.”
Keyboard player Jem Davis, who has given the album a retro sheen by incorporating a Moog, Mellotron and a healthy dose of Hammond organ, is equally excited: “The band is on fire and the new album sounds HUGE! I think this is going to be an amazing year for FM!”

‘Heroes and Villains’ Tracklisting: Digging Up The Dirt; You’re The Best Thing About Me; Life Is A Highway; Fire & Rain; Incredible; Call On Me; Cold Hearted; Shape I’m In; Big Brother; Somedays I Only Want To Rock & Roll; I Want You; Walking With Angels

FM – HEROES AND VILLAINS UK TOUR DATES:
1st May – Bristol, BierkellerTickets
2nd May – Wolverhampton, Robin 2Tickets
3rd May – Portsmouth, Wedgewood RoomsTickets
5th May – Nottingham, Rescue RoomsTickets
6th May – Glasgow, Classic GrandTickets
8th May – Newcastle, O2AcademyTickets
9th May – Manchester, Academy 2Tickets
10th May – London, O2Shepherd’s Bush EmpireTickets

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Simon McBride

Simon McBride will be on the road next month with Don Airey’s band, playing guitar for the keyboards legend. Don’s credits make a very long list: Deep Purple (for the past 13 years), Gary Moore, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Whitesnake, Colosseum II, Steve Vai, the list goes on, and on!

Also in the band are Darrin Mooney – drums (Primal Scream, Gary Moore), Laurence Cottle – bass (Clapton, Sabbath), and Carl Sentance – vocals (Persian Risk, Krokus).

The tour goes through Russia, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland. Am waiting to hear if there might be UK dates later in the year.
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Simon will be announcing tour dates for the Simon Mcbride Band sometime soon, mostly towards the end of summer and Autumn.

FREE DOWNLOAD OF PRS ANNIVERSARY JAM

To mark the 30th Anniversary in 2015 of Paul Reed Smith’s amazing guitars, Simon dropped into the PRS Europe HQ to record a little tribute (using the 30th Anniversary Custom 24, of course). It was mid-tour, so he had the band with him. It ended up with Simon, Hammy and Gareth playing around with a groove and having a load of fun! You can download the entire audio track as an mp3. The guitarists among you might like to join in the jam!

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TOTO announced a March 20 release date for ‘TOTO XIV’ in Europe, with The UK and Oceania on March 23, and North America on March 24.

‘Orphan’ is available as an instant grat track on iTunes worldwide when you pre-order TOTO XIV from this link: http://geni.us/TotoXIViTunes.

The album will be released on CD, with a Deluxe Edition available featuring a “Making Of” documentary on DVD, expanded booklet that includes an in depth story and interview about the new album alongside exclusive pictures in ecol-book packaging. Additionally Toto XIV will be available as a 2LP vinyl set, and a Super Deluxe limited edition which includes the Deluxe CD/DVD edition, 2LP vinyl, an exclusive poster, t-shirt (large size only), and lithograph.

TOTO XIV TRACK LISTING

  1. Running Out Of Time
  2. Burn
  3. Holy War
  4. 21st Century Blues
  5. Orphan
  6. Unknown Soldier (For Jeffrey)
  7. The Little Things
  8. Chinatown
  9. All The Tears That Shine
  10. Fortune
  11. Great Expectations

 

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As anticipation continues to build for the upcoming debut from Revolution Saints, the band has released a second music video “Back On My Trail” from the eponymous debut album due released on February 20th in Europe, February 23rd in the UK, and February 24th in North America via Frontiers Music SRL.

Revolution Saints is Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake) on guitars, Jack Blades (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees, Shaw/Blades) on bass and co-lead vocals and Deen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English) on drums and lead vocals. The album is available for pre-order at Amazon in standard CD at http://geni.us/RevSaintsAMZReg and deluxe edition with bonus DVD at http://geni.us/RevSaintsAMZDlx. Fans who order the album digitally via iTunes at http://geni.us/RevSaintsiTunes will receive an automatic download of “Back On My Trail,” “Turn Back Time” and “Way To The Sun (feat. Neal Schon).”

“It’s a fun record. It’s not safe. It is a musician’s record,” states Castronovo.

Album Track Listing:

  1. Back On My Trail
  2. Turn Back Time
  3. You’re Not Alone (Feat. Arnel Pineda)
  4. Locked Out Of Paradise
  5. Way To The Sun (Feat. Neal Schon)
  6. Dream On
  7. Don’t Walk Away
  8. Here Forever
  9. Strangers To This Life
  10. Better World
  11. How To Mend A Broken Heart
  12. In The Name Of The Father (Fernando’s Song)