Fountain Of Grace‘ is the new EP release from Mercyful Fate guitarist Michael Denner and his new band Denner’s Inferno.

Denner’s Inferno was created in the ashes of his former band Trickbag in 2018.
Mainly to transform the band from 70’s progressive hard rock to a more current vibe with new original songs and a new line up.

Michael Denner comments:  “After a lot of thoughts around what to do next I ended up doing what turned up to be the exact right move towards the music style I really love ; 70’s inspired Heavy Rock. The choice of team for this one came very natural. Bjarne and Flemming I’ve known for decades and exactly what they are capable to do with the rhythm section, and a good vibe to go with it. And by introduction from Mighty Music’s Michael H. Andersen I found the golden voice of Chandler Mogel. A New Yorker with deep roots in the same music style as I love to do. This time I chose a selection of songs I wrote with good people during the last few years and a few obscure covers of songs which have made an impact on my taste in music since my journey as a heavy rock guitarist started many years ago now. This album is for the listeners who like their music hard and heavy with strong beautiful vocals and some No Nonsense playing to back it up. Enjoy !!!!!!

The EP is released in 500 limited copies black 12” vinyl and 500 limited edition jewelcase CDs. The title track ‘Fountain Of Grace‘ will be released as single and music video on the 26th of July and upcoming album ‘In Amber‘ to be released in November worldwide through Mighty Music.

The hard rock band from Greek-Australians Into The Unknown return with their second studio album, ‘Breaking The Silence‘, due for worldwide release on September 6th 2019 via Vigliante Records/ Nova/ Universal Music.

Into The Unknown released their first album, ‘Out of the Shadows‘ in 2017, and followed it up with a digital only mini album of covers, entitled ‘The Other Side of the Wall‘, but with only three members vocalist Lucie Hölzlová, Guitarist Ryan Atkins and bassist/producer Rupert Withers, they were limited when it came to showcasing the music live.  A few acoustic sets were performed (the first in front of a crowd of 2000 in an open air venue), however the band really wanted to perform the songs as they intended them, full on and fired up! Fast forward to June 2019, and they are pleased to announce new blood in the band, namely James Milner on rhythm guitar, and Mike Bennett on drums.  This new line up was revealed with the release of their version of the Gary Moore/Phil Lynott classic song, ‘Out In The Fields‘.  Thus plans are now afoot to tour in the not too distant future.

The new album, “Breaking the Silence” is an evolution from their previous album, written by Lucie, Ryan and Rupert, it moves further into the symphonic rock arena that was hinted at in “Out of The Shadows”.  Once more they decided to try and create a diverse collection of songs, with what they are proud to admit many critics have stated is their distinctive sound.  From the heavy rocking “Pandora’s Box” that opens the album, through the celtic influenced “Heroes and Victims” to the piano ballad “You Can’t Have Love Without The Pain” the album is an hours worth of music, written from the heart.  Known for their cover recordings, the band don’t disappoint with their rocked up version of Howard Jones’ 80s pop hit “What Is Love?”.  Lucie’s vocals pour feeling into the performance, and Ryan’s guitar work compliments them with heartfelt solos.  Songs such as “Broken”, “I’ve Had Enough” and “Back In Time” highlight emotional turmoil, whilst “Are You Ready?” and “Live Your Life” are out and out rock songs, destined to be live favourites.

Breaking the Silenceis due for release on Vigilante Records, via Nova/Universal, and the Orchard, on September 6th 2019.

Check out the band’s new single of the band of Gary Moore’s “Out In The Fields” on their Faceback page: https://www.facebook.com/ITUUKVigilante/

Dream Company is the new band that is joining Tanzan Music records artists’ roster.

The italian melodic rockers and former Bon Jovi tribute band, will release their debut album on October 2019.

Produced by Mario Percudani (Hungryheart, Hardline), the record will be presented with a special live show at HT Factory in Milan on September 21st, as opening act for Hardline  Facebook Event

Dream Company line up features as singer, Tanzan Music Artist Giulio Garghentini, that released his solo album ‘Believe’ with the italian record label in 2013; Stefano Scola bass player for the melodic rock group Hungryheart; Enrico Modini on guitar and piano and Davide Colombi on drums.

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Liverpool hard melodic rock quartet, Fugitive, release a brand new single with video in the shape of ‘Two Hearts‘ on Friday 19 July 2019.

The single will be available across all download and streaming services and is accompanied by a promo video. Released on Weds 17 Jul 2019

Two Hearts‘ is the latest single to be taken from their acclaimed album, The Awakening, available now. fugitiveweb.co.uk/shop/ 

Singer, Michael Angel, said of the recording, “We worked hard to lift the vocals on this track. Producer Nino Errico (AMP Studios), floated the idea of a vocal intro after we had laid down the first few lines of the chorus. He could hear something extra within my performance, and we are so pleased with the outcome. We worked out the harmonies together, line by line with the music still there, then lifted everything out and created a vocal intro, which I’m really proud of – it’s so powerful on its own! Then the track kicks in and you get the full power of the song which is driven hard by the solid work of David Steele with the well-crafted bass melodies that give so much to the feel and structure of the tune. Add to that the piano and keys that bring out a hidden melody within the music, and the enormous slowly building solo from Chip, and you start to understand the many layers within this track. The end result sounds a lot simpler than the effort that has gone in, but that just shows the superb work of Nino in production and mixing in lifting out each aspect, not cluttering the sound. What we were aiming for was a song that takes you on a journey, to a new future filled with hopes and dreams – and we got that…. And a little bit more!”

With a collective age of over 200, Fugitive are a melodic hard rock band from Liverpool, UK and proof-positive that you are never too old to rock hard and nor to give up on your dreams.

Michael Angel and Ranko ‘Chip’ Veltro are long time musical partners and have produced two studio albums under the name of FUGITIVE. But in 2017 the band undertook a line-up change, with bassist, David Steele, and drummer Al Catraz joining the pair to form what feels like a whole new band.

Having cut their teeth on the UK biker gig scene, MkII of the band knuckled down and wrote The Awakening, which has garnered rave reviews across the rock press and reached the Amazon Rock Album Chart Top 10. It was released through CAT Records Music Label with Cargo Records taking up worldwide distribution.

Live Dates:
FRI 12 JUL – THE SWINGING ARM LIVE MUSIC VENUE, BIRKENHEAD
SAT 20 JUL – CHURCH HOUSE SHEFFIELD (TRAMLINES FRINGE)
SUN 21 JUL – WIRRAL UPRISING, SWINGING ARM, BIRKENHEAD
SAT 10 AUG – THE OLD MARKET TAVERN, ALTRINCHAM
SAT 17 AUG – THE PUB LIVE MUSIC VENUE, LANCASTER
SAT 24 AUG – VENUE TBC, WOLVERHAMPTION
SAT 28 SEP – SAITH SEREN, WREXHAM
FRI 11 OCT – RALLY WITH A CHALET, SOUTHPORT
SAT 19 OCT GRAVITY FESTIVAL, THE STATION, CANNOCK
FRI 13 / SAT 14 MAR 2020 HRH AOR GREAT YARMOUTH

Line Up:
Michael Angel (vocals/guitar)
Ranko ‘Chip’ Veltro (lead guitar)
David Steele (bass/vocals)
Al Catraz (drums)

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Following the release of his new album ‘Behold Electric Guitar, Paul Gilbert will be taking to the road and playing 9 shows through the UK in September.

The Illinois born, Mr. Big co-founder and Racer X star is now on his 15th solo studio album and continues to enthrall. His latest album was released on Music Theories Recordings in May and received a wave of critical praise with Planet Rock Magazine calling it “immaculate”, Classic Rock lauding its “fret-scorching fireworks” and Powerplay calling him an “astonishing talent” amongst others.

Talking about the upcoming tour, Gilbert says; “After a month of touring in the USA, my band and I are deep into the songs, and warmed up for our upcoming shows in Russia, Europe, and the U.K.! One of my best moments was when my old Racer X bandmate, Bruce Bouillet came to a show and afterwards wrote, ‘Paul and his band killed it… I’ll go so far as saying this is the best I’ve seen him play.’ Thanks Bruce! And thank YOU. See you on tour!”

Paul Gilbert‘Behold Electric Guitar’ September UK Tour

Tickets available from
paulgilbert.com/tour

Mon 16 Sep – The Fleece, Bristol
Tues 17 Sep – Riverside, Newcastle
Weds 18 Sep – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Thurs 19 Sep – Academy 3, Manchester
Fri 20 Sep – Sub 89, Reading
Sat 21 Sep – Engine Rooms, Southampton
Sun 22 Sep – O2 Islington Academy, London
Mon 23 Sep – The Mill, Birmingham
Tues 24 Sep – Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes

After his recent move to Portland, Oregon, Paul set out to connect with the best and grooviest musicians in the area, and record an album in his brand new hometown. Brian Foxworth (drums) and Asher Fulero (keyboards) were both obvious choices to play Paul’s mix of rock, blues, jazz, and pop flavors. When Paul’s regular Portland bassist Kelly Lemieux was unavailable (due to his touring with Buckcherry), Paul reached out to New Orleans bass legend, Roland Guerin. Roland came to Portland weeks before the recording dates for intense rehearsing and arranging sessions.

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Fast rising dirty southern rock n blues mavericks, Gorilla Riot announce a new single, ‘Young Guns‘ and a raft of UK show dates. ‘Young Guns‘ is taken from their forthcoming album which is slated for release early in November, in Digital, CD and Vinyl formats on Off Yer Rocka Recordings (OYR).

‘Young Guns‘ will be released across all digital and streaming platforms on Fri 12 July 2019. It will be accompanied by a lyric video produced by Studface Productions.

‘Young Guns‘ tells the tales of the Riot’s frontman, Arjun Bhishma’s debauched time in Edinburgh, Scotland, whereas a young man he lived from one party to the next, experiencing and living in the moment with a group of friends as only ‘young guns’ can.

Arjun Bhishma, said, “The song is about an adventure I had when I was living up in Edinburgh. I lived a ludicrous life up there with my mates. This song was a way for me to remember those hazy days with admiration. All we had was the next party, who knows where we would end up?

He added, “It has a straight up rock ‘n’ roll riff that I came up with whilst messing around with a few licks on the guitar. I felt an Aerosmith vibe from it so I took the whole song in that direction. As a band we stuck to that feel, whilst still sounding like us. The chorus and chords are simple and memorable – it’s a feel good rock tune.

“As always we laid down the drums in the ‘proper’ studio and then worked on the rest at GRHQ in a room above a lawn tennis club. Once we got David Thomas’ drums sent from the studio, we recorded all of the guitars sat on a large stuffed jungle cat. It really amped up the atmosphere!”

Gorilla Riot are a 5-piece dirty rock n’ roll blues machine from Manchester, England. Using a 3-prong guitar attack with multi-part vocal harmonies; they play raucous blues-based rock, combining elements of grunge, stoner, and country to create a full-on high energy show.

Created by mainman, Arjun Bhishma, he surrounded himself with the best talent in Manchester to form Gorilla Riot.  Arjun, Liam Henry (guitars & vocals), Charly T. (guitars & vocals), James Degnen (bass), have been recently joined by Will Lewis on skins.

Equally at home acoustically or electrically they released their last studio work in May 2018. American Honey Vol 1 saw the guys extend their sound and song-writing prowess with 3 new songs plus an exquisite re-working of their hit song, Last Hymn.

Gorilla Riot recently announced that they have signed a 2-album deal with Off Yer Rocka Recordings, the first of which will be released later in Nov 2019.

Having played in Spain and France earlier this year, they now return home to complete their album and to play a range of headline, support and festival shows.

LIVE DATES:
Tues 16 Jul – Bannermans Bar, Edinburgh *
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Weds 17 Jul – Trillians, Newcastle *
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Thur 18 Jul – Yardbirds, Grimsby *
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Fri 19 Jul – Woolpack, Doncaster *
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Sat 20 Jul – Giffard Arms, Wolverhampton *
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Mon 22 Jul – The Old Cold Store, Nottingham *
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Tues 23 Jul – Hobos, Bridgend *
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Weds 24 Jul – The Cobblestones, Bridgwater *
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Thurs 25 Jul – The Joiners, Southampton *
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Fri 26 Jul – The Facebar, Reading *
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Sat 27 Jul – The Meeting Room, Elland, Nr Halifax
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Sun 25 Aug – Rockwich Festival, Witton Albion Club, Northwich
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Sun 08 Sep – HRH CROWS Festival, O2 Academy, Sheffield
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Thurs 03 Oct – Planet Rock Roadstars, The Live Rooms, Chester **
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Fri 04 Oct – Planet Rock Roadstars, Rebellion, Manchester **
https://www.thegigcartel.com/Artists-profiles/Planet-Rock-Roadstars.htm

Sat 05 Oct – Planet Rock Roadstars, The Flapper, Birmingham  **
https://www.thegigcartel.com/Artists-profiles/Planet-Rock-Roadstars.htm

Sun 06 Oct – Planet Rock Roadstars, The Waterfront, Norwich **
https://www.thegigcartel.com/Artists-profiles/Planet-Rock-Roadstars.htm

Tues 08 Oct – Planet Rock Roadstars, The Cluny, Newcastle **
https://www.thegigcartel.com/Artists-profiles/Planet-Rock-Roadstars.htm

Weds 09 Oct – Planet Rock Roadstars, Lending Room, Leeds **
https://www.thegigcartel.com/Artists-profiles/Planet-Rock-Roadstars.htm

Thurs 10 Oct – Planet Rock Roadstars, Exchange, Bristol  **
https://www.thegigcartel.com/Artists-profiles/Planet-Rock-Roadstars.htm

Fri 11 Oct – Planet Rock Roadstars, O2 Academy, Islington, London **
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* As main support to Massive
** Co-headline tour with Hanna Wicklund & The Stepping Stones

Israeli Symphonic/Progressive Metal Band SCARDUST Debuts Live Video For ‘Dials‘.

In advance of their upcoming live appearances in the United Kingdom, the Israeli symphonic/progressive metal band SCARDUST has unveiled a live composite video for ‘Dials‘, a track from their recently reissued debut album ‘Sands of Time.

“Ever since we first played Dials live in 2015, our fans have been asking us to make a video for it. Being the longest and most complex piece of Sands of Time, we wracked our brains, time and time again about how to do that. The truth is – the answer was there all along. As the Dials forever turn for all of us, SCARDUST is also moving forward, and shaping every day, as we experience our ups and downs, our changing paths and scorching scars. The re-release of this piece gave us the perfect opportunity to present a compilation of SCARDUST‘s life up to this point, with scenes taken from the beginning of the road right up to our most recent concerts.” 

Next week, SCARDUST will travel from the Middle East to the UK to play three shows, including a performance at the annual Ramblin’ Man Fair, where the band will appear on the Prog In The Park Stage alongside Riverside, Pain of Salvation and Anathema. From there, the group will head to Slovenia’s Metaldays, where they will perform on the festival’s Newforces Stage.

Originally self-released in Israel in 2017, ‘Sands Of Time‘ – mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend, BTBAM) and featuring cover art by Drake Mefestta (Cradle of Filth, Michael Romeo, Devilment) – is now available worldwide on gatefold double LP, digital and compact disc. The new CD reissue features a bonus acoustic piano demo of the previously unreleased song ‘Mist,’ while the limited-edition debut vinyl pressing includes the group’s 2015 debut EP ‘Shadow‘ in its entirety on Side D – the first time that release has been offered on vinyl as well.

The critical response to ‘Sands of Time,’ which includes guest appearances by Jake E (Cyhra, ex-Amaranthe) and Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land), has been overwhelmingly positive. In its 10/10 review, The Metal Observer called the album “a progressive metal epic that expands on the legacy of the biggest names in the genre,” while Prog Magazine called the record “extraordinary,” praising Gruman’s “vocal gymnastics as she flips between elegant soprano and guttural demon in a split-second.”
SCARDUST have previously played alongside the likes of Symphony X, Therion and Epica and recently made their live debut in China, where they performed at the country’s Midi Festival.

SCARDUST live:
18th July, Club 85, Hitchin – SERPENTYNE/SCARDUST supported by  Patty Gurdy
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20 July, Maidstone, Kent – Ramblin’ Man Fair
https://www.ramblinmanfair.com/buy-tickets/ 
21 July, The Lexington, Islington London – PYTHIA/SCARDUST supported by Patty Gurdy
https://www.ticketweb.uk/search?q=scardust
24 July Tolmin, Slovenia – Metaldays

To coincide with the band’s UK dates and their Metal Days show in Slovenia PHD will be offering the band’s ‘Sands Of Time’ CD and LP at special discounted prices of £10 and £20 from July 18th to 25th
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Line up:
Noa Gruman – vocals

Yadin Moyal – guitar

Yanai Avnet – bass guitar

Yoav Steel Weinberg – drums

Itai Portugaly – keyboards

Orr Didi – ghost writer & composer

A new Crystal Ball video is here, and it’s not for the faint of heart!
In ‘HELLvetia‘, you’ll also get to meet Heidi and others, that are featured in the upcoming movie ‘Mad Heidi‘ from the producer of the movie ‘Iron Sky‘, Tero Kaukomaa.

Due to a few violent and gory scenes in Crystal Ball‘s video, an age restriction has been enabled.

HELLvetia‘ is taken from ‘2020‘, the upcoming best-of album by Crystal Ball, which includes 20 tracks on 2 CDs: 10 re-recorded and newly interpreted songs from the band’s first decade, and 10 melodic metal tracks from the band’s second decade, which were either re-recorded, newly arranged and/or enhanced with additional recordings.

You can pre-order the album here » https://lnk.to/crystalball2020

2020‘ is an album for die-hard fans that are around since the band’s early days but also for those who have barely heard of the band before. Needless to say that this album should be part of every record collection! It will be released on August 2, 2019 via Massacre Records.

Tracklisting:

CD 1

1. HELLvetia
2. Moondance
3. Soul Mate
4. Lay Down The Law
5. He Came To Change The World
6. Dance With The Devil
7. Mozart Symphony
8. My Life
9. Am I Free
10. Forever And Eternally

CD 2

1. Paradise
2. Mayday!
3. Alive For Evermore
4. Hold Your Flag
5. Eye To Eye
6. Suspended
7. Déjà-Voodoo
8. Anyone Can Be A Hero
9. Curtain Call
10. Director’s Cut

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CLUTCH have released a music video for their cover version of the ZZ Top song ‘Precious And Grace‘.

The track, along with the previously released cover of Willie Dixon‘s ‘Evil‘ will be included on a collection of newly recorded songs entitled ‘Weathermaker Vault Series‘.

CLUTCH vocalist Neil Fallon: “It should be fairly obvious by now that CLUTCH are huge fans of ZZ Top. They’re a band that we grew up listening to, and we still listen to them to this day. ‘Precious And Grace’, from their classic ‘Tres Hombres’ LP, is easily one of our favourite ZZ Top songs and that’s really the only story behind the choice.