Buck & Evans - Slow Train

Buck & Evans, the hotly-tipped blues, rock and soul quartet featuring guitarist Chris Buck, singer Sally Ann Evans, bassist Dominic Hill and stand-in AC/DC drummer Bob Richards, have unveiled their new single ‘Slow Train
Described as “an evocative, Fleetwood Mac-esque reverie steeped in swirling guitar, pulsating grooves, rich vocals and soaring harmonies” ‘Slow Train‘ is the follow-up to February’s critically acclaimed ‘Live At Rockfield‘ EP.
Buck & Evans are playing a show at the Half Moon in Putney on the 6th November, with special guest (former Whitesnake guitarist) Bernie Marsden. “We’re thrilled to be celebrating our single launch in such esteemed company” says guitarist Chris Buck. “Bernie’s an incredible musician and one of a kind. To have him join us is an honour: he’s a living legend in every sense!”
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Buck & Evans played the inaugural Ramblin’ Man Festival in July, and followed this with an acoustic show at London’s Olympic Studios at the request of Rolling Stones producer Chris Kimsey.
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Shadowside 2015 (Magnus Rosén photo by Gabriel Henningson)

Brazilian female-fronted metallers Shadowside have announced the addition of Swedish bassist Magnus Rosén (ex-Hammerfall) to the group’s ranks.

Shadowside, was formed by singer Dani NoldenRaphael Mattos on guitars and Fabio Buitvidas on drums and now with Magnus Rosén (ex-Hammerfall) on bass. Magnus was part of Hammerfall from 1997 to 2007, did several world tours and recorded several albums, being awarded golden records and a Grammy nomination with Hammerfall. He also recorded albums with Jorn Lande, Tony Martin (ex-Black Sabbath) and has just released his 10th solo album titled ‘The World Changes‘ with musicians who played with Hammerfall, Black Sabbath, ABBA, Yngwie Malmsteen and others.

Magnus Rosén sent a message to the fans: “I’ve been away from the metal stage for more than 8 years! Metal has a very nice energy that I miss and love, and I think Shadowside has just that kind of nice metal that fits my style! And at the same time I always liked Brazil/South America. After 9 times with mixed Hammerfall tours and solo bass tours in this part of world, I know for sure of my feelings and I am looking forward to join the band Shadowside. So when I was asked to join and play with Shadowside, so was the desire great to once again set a high volume, smoke, light, and good metal music. The band have nice feelings in the metal music that I like. I got few new song ideas from the band and I think these songs and music are powerful and will be loved by the people out there. So I can’t wait to get the wheels moving forward with the band.”

Shadowside’s singer Dani Nolden also commented on why they invited Magnus and what this means for the band: “Magnus is someone we admire greatly and it is an honor to work with him, not only because of his great skills as a bass player but also because he has an incredible experience with many different and special projects. We felt he would be a perfect match for us and we’re thrilled that he accepted our invitation to join Shadowside. Now we can’t wait to start the recordings and get this show on the road. It’s going to be amazing!”

Magnus Rosén is already participating in the songwriting process of the new album with Shadowside, which is set to be recorded between June and August 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Once again, Fredrik Nordström (At The Gates, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Soilwork, Dark Tranquillity) will be in charge of the album production. He has already worked with the band on the high acclaimed ‘Inner Monster Out‘ album, that got the band awards in Brazil and worldwide, such as the Independent Music Awards as “Best Hardcore/Metal album”, hitting position #26 in the Japanese charts according to BURRN! magazine and position #9 on CMJ’s Loud Rock USA radio charts. The “Inner Monster Out” tour had over 60 shows and went through 18 countries.

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Coldspell

Swedish hard rockers ColdSpell are confirmed to support Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock for the Nordic leg of their Spirit on a Mission World tour dates. Michael Schenker is a true legend and to many the greatest guitar player around, winning awards, getting rave reviews for his albums and when touring the world.

ColdSpell is a rising star on the international stages. This summer they were one of the headliners at Scotland’s premier festival, Wildfire. And was warming up a US audience as runner‐up to Judas Priest at Rock Fest in Wisconsin.

Micke Larsson, guitarist and founder of ColdSpell, says ”Michael Schenker’s guitar playing was a great inspiration growing up and listening to UFO. The ’79 live album Strangers In The Night got spin after spin on the turntable, two got so many scratches so I am now on my third copy. It is great honour to share stage with Michael Schenker for these shows.”

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Gig dates February 2016

February 3 Amager Bio, Copenhagen (DK)
February 4 Debaser Medis, Stockholm (SE)
February 5 KB, Malmoe (SE)
February 6 Union Scene, Drammen (NO)

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Be The Slave Or Be The Change

Shiraz Lane is an energetic, ambitious, authentic Hard Rock group formed in 2011 Helsinki, Finland. Their music wreaks of creative variety, which resonates through their double-edged guitar sound (produced by lead guitarist Jani Laine and rhythm guitarist Miki Kalske), groovy-yet-solid ground pounding (Ana Willman drums & Joel Alex bass) and unmistakenably high-soaring melodies chanted by lead singer Hannes Kett.

Despite their youth (early twenties), they are already veterans of the underground circuit in their homeland and have developed a reputation for being uncompromising, loud, but most of all the genuine article. Although wearing inspiration and paying homage to their predecessors like Aerosmith and Guns N’ Roses, the “Big Guns” of Scandinavia such as members from The 69 Eyes, Amorphis, Lordi and Sonic Syndicate have all described them as being one of the most entertaining bands they have seen in the underground music scene, bringing a fresh breeze to the table in terms of both music and live performance.
Shiraz Lane‘s debut two track online single ‘Out There Somewhere‘ and ‘Money Talks‘ was released in October 2014, which generated interest and enthusiasm in the national music market, including radio airings and music video promotion on Radio Rock’s website.
Since then, the band expanded the single release to a 5 track EP named ‘Be The Slave Or Be The Change‘ in the spring of 2015. It was very well received by both public and the press. Following these releases the band has put out three album supporting music videos, toured the biggest national summer festivals and got the chance to play in Toronto, Finland Fest in Tokyo Japan & Wacken Open Air. Currently the band is working hard on new material  for the debut album which will be released internationally via Frontiers Music Srl in spring 2016!

The Room - Beyond The Gates Of Bedlam

Bad Elephant Music is delighted to announce that ‘Beyond the Gates of Bedlam’, the new album from UK melodic rock band The Room will be released on 20th November 2015.

Pre-orders will open at the band’s headline appearance at Progtoberfest in Balham on Sunday 25th October. Keep your eyes peeled for further details.

The band have invested major time and energy in this impressive release, taking accepted AOR and melodic rock norms and ripping them up to start afresh with a more focused and intense take on the genre. Progressive rock elements – something of a hallmark for The Room – are still here in abundance, ensuring this release will appeal to old and new fans alike.

The 10-track album, including a remixed version of 2015 single ‘Carrie’, was recorded at Platform Studios in Berkshire under the auspices of Damon Sawyer, with striking artwork designed by The Room’s guitarist, Steve Anderson.

As well as their Progtoberfest appearance the band will be touring to celebrate the release of the new album – check out their website at http://www.theroom.eu/gigs/ for details.

There is a rich musical heritage at the heart of The Room’s progressive tinged rock – a combination of impressive musicianship, catchy hooks and thought-provoking lyrics. Formed late in 2010, the band performed four hugely successful launch shows including a support slot for the legendary Wishbone Ash.

The release of their acclaimed debut album, ‘Open Fire’, followed in December 2012. Steve Anderson (guitar), Steve Checkley (keyboards), Andy Rowe (bass) and Martin Wilson (vocals) were joined by drummer Chris York in 2013, who replaced original sticksman Andrew Rae.

Having joined Bad Elephant Music earlier this year and following the launch of the digital single ‘Carrie’ in June, the guys have since been hard at work on their sophomore release.

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After 25 years, seven highly critically acclaimed albums, charting and international touring, M.ILL.ION founder, main songwriter and bass guitarist B.J Laneby decided to put the band to rest. Now he’s back with a super strong, exciting new band called Major Instinct from Gothenburg, Sweden! Handpicked musicians of the greatest calibre and a BAND, not a project! We’re talking classic hard rock with inspiration from the 70’s and early 80’s, huge melodies and real instruments used, autotuners not!

The first digital single ‘High Five‘ is released on September 30th  – a positive rock´n roll song about belonging and fighting together…be it the team, the band, the couple or “just” human beings overall. Suitable in these dark times…

The first Major Instinct album ‘Roots & Wings‘ will be released on November 27 in Europe by AOR Heaven.

 

Dying To Live

Joel Hoekstra’s 13 have released a  video for their 3rd single ‘Long For The Days‘ taken from ‘Dying To Live

‘Long For The Days’ is a song about reflection and regret over a relationship gone badly,” explains Joel.  “It’s a good old-fashioned, classic-rock style track that captures elements of some of my favorite bands (I’ll let you figure them out!). Vinny Appice (drums) and Tony Franklin (bass) lay it down while Derek Sherinian (keys) provides the right sounds and parts with tasteful perfection. Russell Allen delivers one of my favorite vocal performances EVER and Jeff Scott Soto sings some amazing backgrounds to support them.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing/recording it!”

Pre-orders are now available on Amazon (CD & MP3) and iTunes (MP3). All MP3 pre-orders include instant downloads of “Long For The Days” as well as “Until I Left You” and “Anymore” (featuring Russell Allen).

Pre-Order Here:

iTunes – http://radi.al/JoelHoekstraiTunes

AmazonMP3 – http://radi.al/JoelHoekstraAmazon

Dying To Live will be available via Frontiers Music SRL on Friday, October 16th.

Joel Hoekstra is a guitarist in the legendary Whitesnake and is also well known for his work with Trans Siberian Orchestra, Night Ranger and the hit show Rock of Ages.

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