Wacken

Sometimes you just need a little bit of luck. Because of a funny coincidence the long lost original recordings from BONFIRE’s appearance at the Wacken Open Air have been discovered. This almost historical piece of music has been sonically updated and will now be released officially.
The German rock legend is releasing the album as a teaser before it’s new studio record ‐ planned for the end of the year. Of course, there have been some BONFIRE‐live records in the past, but on „Live In Wacken“ you can really find different versions of the band’s anthems like „SDI“, „Champion“ or „Ready 4 Reaction“ as well as the song „Wake Up“. An anthem the band hasn’t performed live for quite a long time.
Besides that „Live In Wacken“ offers exclusive bonus tracks. Live versions of the songs „Bells Of Freedom“, „Let Me Be Your Water“ and „Black Night“ from the acclaimed rock opera „The Räuber“ (previously unreleased on CD), the exclusive studio track „Thank You“ and an exciting new version of the ballad „Hold Me Now“ from the last BONFIRE‐studio album „Branded“.
„Live In Wacken“ has been mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Yngwie Malmsteen, Rob Halford, Queensryche) and will be released on the 31st of May 2013 on LZ Records/Sony Music.

Track list:
1. Intro/Wake Up (Live), 2. Never Mind (Live), 3. Sweet Obsession (Live), 4. In Zaire (Live), 5. The Stroke (Live), 6. Sword And Stone (Live), 7. SDI (Live), 8. Drum Solo (Live), 9. American Nights (Live), 10. Ready 4 Reaction (Live), 11. Obsessive Prelude (Live), 12. Champion (Live), 13. The Räuber/Bells Of Freedom (Live), 14. Let Me Be Your Water (Live), 15. Black Night (Live), 16. Thank You (Previously Unreleased), 17. Hold Me Now (Extended Mix 2013)

Bonfire are:
Claus Lessmann – vocals, guitar; Hans Ziller – lead guitars; Chris Limburg – rhythm guitars; Uwe Köhler – bass; Harry Reischmann – drums
(Rhythm guitars (tracks 1‐7, 9,10, 12): Chris Lausmann; Drums (tracks 1‐10, 12‐16): Jürgen Wiehler)

The Live Tracks recorded @ Wacken (1‐11) @ Ingolstadt (12‐14)
Mixed by Hans Ziller for LZ Records (tracks 1‐12)
Mastered by Maor Appelbaum Mastering, California/USA, http://www.maorappelbaum.com
Produced by Lessmann/Ziller for LZ Records

Internet:
http://www.bonfire.de
http://www.facebook.com/BONFIREofficial
http://www.youtube.com/user/Bonfireofficial
http://www.youtube.com/user/Oberloewe
http://www.twitter.com/BonfireBand
http://www.reverbnation.com/hansziller

BONFIRE – Live 2013 (more to come):
18.05.2013 CZ-Dobrany – 24 Hours Offroad Maraton
07.06.2013 AT-Telfs – Rathaussaal (with Skid Row, The Quireboys)
30.06.2013 UK-Nottingham – Rock City (with Snakecharmer)
12.07.2013 D-Ingolstadt – Stadtfest
10.08.2013 D-Berlin – Expocenter Airport (with Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Firewind)
24.08.2013 CZ-Mnichovice/Praha – Rockování
27.09.2013 FL-Triesen – Triesner Saal (with Pretty Maids)

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On June 10th Warner Bros. Records Salutes The Texas Trio’s Musical Legacy With Boxed Set Featuring Original Mixes Of The Band’s First 10 Albums

The set, including the albums initially released on the London label as well as the string of Warner Bros. Hits that followed, includes ZZ Tops’ First Album (1971), Rio Grande Mud (1972), Tres Hombres (1973), Fandango! (1975), Tejas (1976), Degüello (1979), El Loco (1981), Eliminator (1983), Afterburner (1985) and Recycler (1990). Each album is presented in a wallet sleeve that faithfully reproduces the original artwork, including the gatefold designs used for Tres Hombres and Tejas. The set presents, for the first time on CD, the original mixes for ZZ Tops’ First Album, Rio Grande Mud and Tejas that have long been on the wish lists of the band’s most fervent fans.

http://www.zztop.com

Paris - Only One Life

The Melodic Rock newcomer PARIS is made up of Frédéric Dechavanne and Sébastien Montet. The duo took its songs to Alessandro Del Vecchio (Lionville, Hardline, Issa), who produced the catchy rocking AOR of the PARIS debut “Only One Life” with the help of an international line-up of studio musicians including Anna Portalupi (Lionville, Hardline) on bass, Alessandro Mori (Mitch Malloy, Lionville) on drums, as well as Robert Säll (Work Of Art / W.E.T) on guitar and Steve Newman (Newman, Big Life) on backing vocals.

The band is now presenting its debut record which was released on April 12th through the Avenue Of Allies label in a video trailer, which can be watched below:

The album is available as CD from well-assorted record stores and worldwide from various mailorder companies as well as the big online retailers. Only One Life is also available as HQ digital download.

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Canadian Hard Rockers REVERSE GRIP have released a new video from their debut album “Hunger For Chaos“, self-released in Sept. 2012. Watch the video “Mirror Mirror” below:

Reverse Grip

REVERSE GRIP is a Super High Energy Hard Rock Band formed by Dru, Sean and Dylan Broda, three real Brothers from Toronto, Canada. Brothers, Dru, Sean and Dylan Broda, along side Kramer White, pack a super hard hitting, High Energy brand of 80s 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!

The Making Of “Mirror Mirror“: http://youtu.be/SZeIWgmnUT8

REVERSE GRIP currently tour with LORDI over Europe and heading to South America in May.

25.04.2013 ES – Madrid, Penelope
26.04.2013 ES – Pamplona, Sala Tottem
27.04.2013 ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz 2
28.04.2013 ES – Burgos, Sala Hangar
30.04.2013 BL – Antwerpen, Trix
01.05.2013 NL – Uden, De Pul

“Hunger For The World” Tour:

17.05.2013 BR – São Paulo
18.05.2013 BR – Belo Horizonte
19.05.2013 BR – Rio de Janeiro
24.05.2013 BR – Natal
25.05.2013 BR – Fortaleza
31.05.2013 BR – Campo Grande
01.06.2013 BR – Porto Alegre
02.06.2013 AR – Buenos Aires

More show dates for Europe, Australia and Japan in 2013 to be announced soon.

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Italian hard rockers VOODOO HIGHWAY have released a new video “Wastin  Miles” from their second album “SHOWDOWN“, to be released worldwide via Dust On The Tracks Records through Sony, Universal, Proper Music Group, MVD, Suburban on April 26th (UK release is set on April 29th). Watch the video below:

Voodoo Highway will stage a release party to celebrate the release of their new album, “Showdown“, on May 26 at Rockafe in Malborghetto (Ferrara), Italy.

Voodoo Highway’s album cover artwork of “Showdown” to be featured on the forthcoming final anthology book of the British graphic mastermind Storm Thorgerson (1944 – 2013) along with Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett, Black Sabbath and many more.

Have been indicated as one of the new revelations worldwide and defined as “the new Deep Purple” from such a big name in music as the former Elf/Rainbow/Gary Moore and new Raven Lord bassist Craig Gruber.

Now known to most for the outrageous stage presence, crashing executions, a style that hovers between Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow and The Darkness and for smashing instruments on stage.

The year 2013 will see Voodoo Highway marching straight to Hell!

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www.myspace.com/voodoohighway

Crashdiet Tour

Completing a US tour this weekend in support of their 2013 studio album ‘The Savage Playground’, Swedish sleaze rockers CRASHDÏET fly into the UK on Monday for a six date co-headlining UK tour with UK rock band JettBlack and three further support acts: Fallen Mafia, Hell In The Club and Sleekstain.

The full list of dates is as follows:

23.04.12    NEWCASTLE – O2 Academy
24.04.12    SHEFFIELD – O2 Academy
25.04.12    BIRMINGHAM – O2 Academy
26.04.12    NOTTINGHAM – Rock City
27.04.12    LONDON – O2 Islington Academy
28.04.12    SOUTHAMPTON – Joiners Arms  (Crashdïet / JettBlack only)

‘Cocaine Cowboys’ was released as a single prior to the album, a promo clip for which can be seen below:

 

JUDAS PRIEST, the heavy metal legends whose influence on generations of musicians and metalheads is incalculable, celebrate their 40th year as recording artists this year with the release of the live concert, Epitaph. A unique live career retrospective, Epitaph will be released on Blu-ray and separate DVD on May 28th through Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. This release precedes a new studio album by Judas Priest which the band are working on now.

The official trailer has been released can be viewed below:

Judas Priest’s current lineup comprises lead singer Rob Halford, lead guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis. Heavy metal historians will regard Epitaph as the most far-reaching live concert recording in the band’s career. The set revisits the climactic closing date of the 50-week Epitaph World Tour, captured live at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo on May 26th, 2012. Adding to the drama is the fact that this was Judas Priest’s final large-scale world tour ever.

Epitaph’s 23 tracks represent at least one song from every one of the band’s 14 studio albums, from 1974’s Rocka Rolla (‘Never Satisfied’) to 2008’s Nostradamus (‘Prophecy’). In the special case of British Steel, four songs are featured: ‘Rapid Fire’, ‘Metal Gods’, ‘Breaking The Law’, and perennial set closer, ‘Living After Midnight’. Others exempted from the one-song-quota are the LPs which appeared before and after British Steel. The first of these is 1979’s Hell Bent For Leather (UK title: Killing Machine) which lends the title song as well as ‘The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown)’. The other LP is 1982’s Screaming For Vengeance, source of ‘The Hellion’, ‘Electric Eye’, and ‘You’ve Got Another Thing Coming’.

Epitaph

“They have epitomized the genre with their Harley riding frontman, rapid-fire guitar assaults, and spectacular stage shows,” wrote journalist Bryan Reesman in his liner notes for 2004’s leather-bound, metal-spiked Metalogy box set. “Influential, innovative, and exuberant in expression,” he wrote, “they are the true Metal Gods who have been as unwavering in their desire to expand the boundaries of their music as they have been in crossing international borders to deliver it to their disciples.”

“Unabashedly committed to their cause, and unrepentant in proclaiming themselves a true heavy metal band even when others have shied away from the term, Judas Priest have forever been defenders of the faith.”

Epitaph tracklisting:

‘Battle Hymn’
‘Rapid Fire’
‘Metal Gods’
‘Heading Out To The Highway’
‘Judas Rising’
‘Starbreaker’
‘Victim Of Changes’
‘Never Satisfied’
‘Diamonds And Rust’
‘Prophecy’
‘Night Crawler’
‘Turbo Lover’
‘Beyond The Realms Of Death’
‘The Sentinel’
‘Blood Red Skies’
‘The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown)’
‘Breaking The Law’
‘Painkiller’
‘The Hellion’
‘Electric Eye’
‘Hell Bent For Leather’
‘You’ve Got Another Thing Coming’
‘Living After Midnight’