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HRH AOR in proud association with Classic Rock presents AOR Magazine and Team Rock Radio announces more acts for next springs extravaganza including US legendary Female  AOR sensation Robin Beck , LA”s  House of Lords , La Paz , Dynazty , Coldspell , Bonafide and many more great acts.

HRH AOR is pleased to welcome the Florida-based , Brooklyn Born vocalist Robin Beck back to the UK at a time where her new album titled Underneath has already garnered numerous great reviews across the globe and has been cited in some quarters as possibly her best album to date. After a number of record deals Robin set up her own Record label Her Majestys Music Room (via Cargo Distribution) to release her  new album and all at HRH AOR are extremely excited to have her perform a cross section of both classic and new material at next Springs event.

Joining Robin are LA hard rock / AOR favorites House of Lords  fronted by  James Christian ,  Scottish rockers La Paz fronted by Doogie Whites (Rainbow, MSG etc.) & Logan , plus a trio of excellent Swedish acts Dynazty , Bonafide & Coldspell  and a host of other acts including No Hot Ashes ,Dante Fox, Lawless , Curran , Newman and East of Eden.

Next Springs event takes place at Haven Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales on March 20th -23rd.

Acts so far announced :-

Graham Bonnet

Robin Beck

Tyketto

House of Lords

Love/Hate

Kee Marcello

Bonfire

Pink Cream 69

La Paz

Bonafide

Tigertailz

No Hot Ashes

Logan

Dynazty

Chasing Violets Featuring Frédéric Slama from AOR

Coldspell

Dante Fox

White Widdow

Newman

Summers

Curran

Lawless

Hell To Pay

East of  Eden

The Kix

To buy tickets go to http://www.hrhaor.com or ring  0203 287 6684

Sondura

Sondura have a new single on the way & have released a video to promote it (see below.)

They’ll be out on tour in October in the UK. Tour dates are as follows –

October 11th: Sheffield – Corporation

October 12th: Andover – George

October 14th: Guildford – Boilerroom

October 19th: Birmingham – Scruffy Murphys

October 23rd: Stourbridge – Moochers

October 24th: Stoke – Rigger

October 25th: Preston – Rampage

October 26th: Redhill – Hellfire Club

October 27th: Southampton – Joiners

Live At Sweden Rock

earMUSIC is excited to announce the UK release of Europe’s “Live At Sweden Rock – 30th Anniversary Show” (2CD, DVD and Blu-ray) on Monday 21st October 2013.

To celebrate the news, the band has premiered a stunning video clip of  “The Final Countdown – Live”.

On 7th June 2013, Europe took the stage in their home country Sweden for a special occasion: celebrating 30 years of rock music. The Swedish rock band celebrated this event together with 30,000 fans at the prestigious Sweden Rock Festival.  Europe performed 28 songs, selecting their personal favourite moments spanning from their earlier years up to their most recent songs taken from albums including Last Look At Eden and Bag Of Bones; plus songs performed for the very first time.

Described as a greatest hits extravaganza, Europe’s headline festival performance also displayed it’s more soulful moments, especially when the band sat down to perform an emotional acoustic set. This segment of the concert gave the massive festival atmosphere an intimate club feeling before Europe returned to perform the hard rock anthems their fans have grown to love and cherish.

To pay tribute to some of their biggest rock heroes, Europe invited two very special guests to perform with them – Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy) for an electrifying version of Jailbreak and Michael Schenker (MSG, ex-UFO and Scorpions) for their tribute to UFO’s classic Lights Out.

The set list is full of treasures and surprises. Europe were determined to celebrate and enjoy their long record of hit singles including Carrie, Rock The Night, Superstitious, Open Your Heart, Last Look At Eden, Prisoners in Paradise, New Love In Town and, of course, the ever-present and always electrifying iconic rock anthem The Final Countdown.

Clocking in over 2 hours, 40 minutes of footage, and filmed with state-of-the-art hi def cameras, the concert features behind-the-scenes material, plus an exclusive interview with the band, making “Live At Sweden Rock – 30th Anniversary Show” the definitive Europe live experience!

Track Listing:

1. Intro / Riches To Rags

2. Firebox

3. Not Supposed To Sing The Blues

4. Scream Of Anger

5. Superstitious

6. No Stone Unturned

7. New Love In Town

8. In The Future To Come

9. Paradize Bay

10. Girl From Lebanon

11. Prisoners In Paradise

12. Always The Pretenders

13. Drink And A Smile

14. Open Your Heart

15. Love Is Not The Enemy

16. Sign Of The Times

17. Start From The Dark

18. Wings Of Tomorrow

19. Carrie

20. Jailbreak (featuring Scott Gorham)

21. Seven Doors Hotel

22. Drum Solo

23. The Beast

24. Let The Good Times Rock

25. Lights Out (featuring Michael Schenker)

26. Rock The Night

27. Last Look At Eden

28. The Final Countdown

 

DVD/Blu-ray – Bonus Features

1. Behind The Scenes Material

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Classic Album Sundays and The Old Vinyl Factory celebrate the 25th anniversary of Iron Maiden’s “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son” with two listening sessions at The Old Vinyl Factory on September 28th and 29th.
Tickets are priced £15.00 and available from
All proceeds to War Child
“Seventh Son of A Seventh Son” – Iron Maiden’s seventh studio album – was inspired by Orson Scott Card’s “Seventh Son” and sees the band marry heavy metal with progressive rock, incorporating a prominent use of synthesizers and moving away from a more traditional metal sound.
Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy will host the event, and guest speaker Dom Lawson of Metal Hammer magazine will provide the “musical lead-up” playing records that either inspired or were contemporaries of “Seventh Son”.  Attendees will also have an opportunity to check out an exhibition featuring exhibits from the EMI archives which chart the history of The Old Vinyl Factory, previously EMI’s pressing plant.
The star attraction – the album itself – will receive an uninterrupted vinyl playback on an exquisite HI-FI system provided by Sonata Hi-Fi and Funktion One:
Refreshments will be provided by heavy metal bakers Bake in Black
This event will raise funds and awareness for War Child’s amazing work with children living in some of the most dangerous conflict affected countries around the world including Iraq, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Central African Republic and Syria. For more information visit www.warchild.org.uk
Venue, address: The Old Vinyl Factory, Blyth Road, Hayes, UB3 1HA.
500 metres from Hayes & Harlington station (20minutes by train from Paddington).  Ample free car parking is also provided on site.
Dates:  Saturday 28th and Sunday 2013
6 – 9pm

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Serpentine, the British melodic rock quintet currently in pre-production for their third album with Producer and songwriter Gary Hughes of Ten have parted company with lead vocalist Matt Black, who wishes to move into a different direction musically, away from the melodic rock sound the band are associated with. The band who were initially fronted by legendary Shy/TNT vocalist Tony Mills, burst on to the scene in 2010 with their critically acclaimed and Japanese charting ‘Touch Of Heaven’ album.

Mills who departed in 2011 to concentrate on TNT was replaced by the hitherto unknown Matt Black and a series of UK tours with the likes of CrashDiet, Ten, FM and Romeo’s Daughter cemented Serpentine’s reputation as an exciting live band which led to appearances at many major festivals at home and abroad.

The decision was reached whilst writing for their next record, when it became apparent that the music the band was composing was at odds with the direction Matt wanted to take. Serpentine’s Gareth David Noon commented : “We wish Matt all the very best for the future. He has been a tremendous asset for Serpentine in the live arena and we remain on excellent terms. Matt had certain ideas for the band but the truth is that the rest of us had a clear vision for the next record that we weren’t prepared to compromise on. Serpentine is evolving and we will be back with a bang in 2014!”

On his departure Matt says: “It has been a tough choice to make, but I want to take a different road in my musical style. I would like to thank Serpentine, the management and fans for all the amazing support, friendship and good times we’ve shared. It’s been an honour to share the stage with such amazing musicians. I wish the band all the best for the future and I sincerely hope they continue to do the “business” on and off stage.”

Serpentine’s search for a new vocalist has already started and the band have been flattered by some of the candidates who have so far applied. A shortlist will drawn up shortly prior to auditioning. Any other interested parties can apply by messaging the band’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/planetserpentine

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Swiss rockers Sideburn are back! With the arrival of three young and talented new members in January 2012 and the first shows played in February of the same year: Lawrence Lina & Mike Riffart on guitar & the imported Aussie bass player Nick Thornton, who left his luggage in the country while he was touring with the band Maeder (Nick Maeder’s previous band), have gained energy and freshness to compose the new album: “Electrify”.

August 2012 saw the band to be chosen by Adidas to be the band of the evening during the Adidas Rockstar event that happened on August 11, 2012 at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany.
Sideburn performed during the whole final, playing over 150 minutes of rock’n’roll, and they even wrote and recorded a special theme song with climbing lyrics. The song “Rockstar” was mixed by Beau Hill and is featured as a bonus track on the CD version of “Electrify”.

After having their song “Knockin’ at the wrong door” used in 2012 on the Red band trailer of the movie “Hit & run”, the song “Six feet under” (taken from the album “Cherry red”) has been chosen by 20th Century Fox to be used on the sound track of the blockbuster of the summer: “The Wolverine”.

The band says: “This new album has been composed in about two months, which is really quick, but the result is really fresh and punchy. The new members did an amazing job to keep the Sideburn spirit and you will certainly notice it while you’ll be listening to « Electrify ». For the mix, we’ve decided to work again with Beau Hill, cause he knows exactly what we are looking for and we couldn’t take the risk to have a album that didn’t sound as good as « Jail ». Once that you have a certain level of production, it’s really hard to pull backward …”

The CD version of this release includes the bonus tracks “Lazy Daisy Live”, “Never kill the chicken Live” &”Rockstar”, the download version only features the 11 original songs and the vinyl version which is only available in Switzerland includes only “Lazy Daisy Live” as bonus track.

Line-up: Roland Pierrehumbert : Lead Vocal, Harmonica; Lawrence Lina : Rhythm & Lead Guitar; Mike Riffart : Rhythm & Lead Guitar; Nick Thornton : Bass; Lionel Blanc : Drums

Track list: Tracklist: 1. Bite the bullet, 2.   Devil may care, 3.   Bad boys, bad girls, rock’n’roll, 4.   Black Powder, 5.   Frontline, 6.   Never get down, 7.   Mr. Clean, 8.   Shady Katy, 9.   Travellin’ man, 10. Bad reputation, 11. Destination nowhere / // Bonus Tracks (only available on the CD version): 12. Lazy Daisy Live, 13. Never kill the chicken Live, 14. Rockstar

Website: www.sideburn.ch

Sound clips in advance:

SIDEBURN – Bite The Bullet(Edit)

SIDEBURN – Devil May Care (Edit)

SIDEBURN – Frontline (Edit)

 

 

  

 

  

Compromise

American singer David Reece, though brought up on a diet of Conway Twitty and Tammy Wynette, has been sharing his bluesy rock voice with the world since the late 1980s. His most notable early releases were Accept’s 1989 album “Eat The Heat” and Bangalore Choir’s 1992 classic “On Target”, closely followed by LPs with Sircle Of Silence and Stream. Disillusioned with a floundering rock scene, David took a hiatus from music in the mid 1990s to follow other pursuits and dreams.

Returning in 2008 with the critically acclaimed Gypsy Rose album “Another World”, David’s debut solo album “Universal Language” surfaced in 2009. The culmination of many years writing and performing, the album featured musicians including Andy Susemihl (U.D.O.), and fine songs such as the bombastic ‘Rescue Me’, the huge ‘We Were Alive’, the soaring ballad ‘Queen Of My Dreams’ and the distinctly leftfield ‘Yellow’; a definite song for fans of Colonel Mustard.

The album “Cadence” in 2010 saw the first brand new Bangalore Choir material in 18 years. 2011 marked David’s return to working with Gypsy Rose founder Martin Kronlund, this time under the moniker “Reece Kronlund” releasing an album simply called “Solid”. The album also marked David’s first ventures with lyricist Jon Wilde, who has since co-written on the 3rd Bangalore Choir album “Metaphor” released in 2012 and now on this; David’s second solo album “Compromise” – an apt title given the amount of compromise we all face in our lives, be it working in the music industry or going about our daily grind.

With vocals recorded at KMan studios in Blaine Minnesota and produced by Kelly Peterson, the album features a big name cast including bassist Ronnie Parkes (7 Witches), guitarist Jack Frost (7 Witches, Savatage, Metalium), keyboardist Paul Morris (Rainbow, Doro, Jurgen Blackmore), and special guests Christian Tolle and Andy Susemihl. The mix was handled by Joey Vera (Armoured Saint) and Martin Kronlund, with Martin also performing full mastering duties.

The result is a peach of an album with a wide range of songs from sublime ballads ‘Someone Beautiful’ (with music by renowned writers Tom and James Martin) to metal masterpieces ‘End Of It All’, stomping rockers ‘Where My Heart Belongs’ and more. David, with influences as diverse as Ian Gillan, Paul Rodgers and Chris Cornell, loves tackling a variety of styles and one listen will tell you he has the voice to pull it off.  And with musicians the calibre of those here, and lyrics boasting a darn sight more intelligence than your standard clichéd rock fair, he has the firepower to back him up all the way into classic album territory.

Line-Up: Vocals: David Reece, Bass: Ronnie Parkes, Guitars: Jack Frost, Guitars: Kelly Peterson, Keys: Paul Morris

Guests on guitars: Andy Susemihl & Christian Tolle

Track list: 1. Disaster, 2. End Of It All, 3. Fortunate Son, 4. Someone Beautiful, 5. Along For The Ride, 6. Coast To Coast, 7. All Roads Lead To War, 8. Where My Heart Belongs, 9. Everything To Everyone, 10. Evil Never Dies, 11. Treasure Hunter

Website: http://www.reeceworld.com/

Sound clips in advance:

REECE – Disaster (Edit)

REECE – Where My Heart Belongs (Edit)

REECE – End Of It All (Edit)

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