The modern power metal quintet STORMHAMMER has issued a lyric video for the new single ‘Seven Seals‘, taken from the upcoming album ‘Seven Seals‘.

Seven Seals‘ will hit the stores on May 24th, and features the new vocalist Matthias Kupka as well as a revamped sound. Matthias Kupka is also responsible for the album’s mix and mastering. Jan Yrlund has created for the album’s artwork. You can pre-order ‘Seven SealsHere

Heavy and modern sounds are colliding on ‘Seven Seals‘. You can look forward to thrashy power metal as well as melodic songs with catchy refrains. Harsh riffs will meet well-engineered melodies and solos.

Tracklisting:

01. Sleepwalker
02. Prevail
03. Under The Spell
04. Taken By The Devil
05. Seven Seals
06. Your Nemesis
07. Keep Me Safe
08. One more Way
09. Downfall
10. Deal With The Dead
11. Old Coals

STORMHAMMER are going to support Herman Frank on selected dates – available below – in Germany.

25.04.2019 DE Augsburg – Spectrum Club*
26.04.2019 DE Reichenbach – Die Halle*
30.04.2019 DE Hagen – Kultopia*

* w/ Herman Frank

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Supersonic Blues Machine return with a brand new single ‘Right Now’ to coincide with Earth Day 2019.

Right Now’ it’s about the “strength and power of having each other’s back as a community,” explains Fabrizo Grossi. “To get our hands dirty for the common good, in spite of all the disappointments or challenges we might face on a daily basis.

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day now includes events in more than 193 countries, which are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.  You can find out more about Earth Day HERE

Talking about launching the song on this day, Grossi add; “this Earth, is the only one we got. We need to celebrate it, but also care for it, love it and respect it, none of which has been done in a substantial form recently, and RIGHT NOW is about the “F” time to take this matters seriously and deal with them.

Lyrically, the song, touches upon the common topics of faith and the need to unite and musically it’s the band’s love letter to The Rolling Stones. The song is also the first recorded to feature fast rising British rocker Kris Barras as singer/guitarist and introduces Supersonic Blues Machine 2.0 to the old and the new fans alike. Barras has been touring with band for more than a year and joins the nucleus of bassist/Producer Fabrizio Grossi (Steve Vai, Alice Cooper, Dave Navarro, George Clinton, Slash) and drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty, Sir Paul McCartney, John Mellencamp, The Smashing Pumpkins).

They started touring life with a huge bang, playing to thousands of fans in Norway for their debut show and then shared the extravaganza with audiences from Texas, Holland, India, Russia, UK, Italy and more. Following the release of two acclaimed albums ‘West of Flushing, South of Frisco’ (2016), ‘Californisoul’ (2017) and a triumphant performance on the mainstage at Ramblin’ Man Fair in 2017 where Classic Rock Magazine declared them a “revelation” and the outstanding show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London last year, the band have a fearsome presence .The revolving line up of collaborators include Billy F. Gibbons, Steve Lukather, Eric Gales, Robben Ford, Walter Trout, Warren Haynes, Lance Lopez, Chris Duarte, Joe louis Walker and that’s just so far.

The band will also be making the stems of the song available for fans and artists to reinterpret and remix. Grossi explains, “We get to learn from everyone, and specially from people that we generally don’t deal with. Somebody could hear us going a bit more folkey, some other ones more rock, somebody else would like to hear us in a EDM context, and somebody else would like to simply use our beat and hooks to tell his or her own story. And all this by exposing the positive message of the song, i thinks it’s a great way to get the message across and believe it’s a great way to engage and empower people around you.

The stems will be made available on http://supersonicblues.com/

Upcoming Shows

30 July – Noches del Botanico – Madrid, SPAIN ft. Billy F. Gibbons & Joe Louis Walker
02 Aug – Notodden Blues Festival – Notodden, NORWAY ft. Billy F. Gibbons, Eric Gales & Joe Louis Walker
03 Aug – Megeve Blues Festival – Combloux, FRANCE ft. Billy F. Gibbons & Joe Louis Walker

Brit Hard-hitters BLACK TREE VULTURES have delivered another engulfing single and video. The band have just dropped a new video for the track, ‘Ode To Johanna‘, which has been lifted from their stunning self-titled EP, out now.

Born at the start of 2017 by Jonno Smyth (Drums) and Aaron ‘Ham’ Hammersley (Guitar), BLACK TREE VULTURES set out to fuse together traditional metal influences with a cutting modern edge. After the recruitment of vocalist Celyn Beynon and bassist Ched Cheeseman, and countless hours in the rehearsal room, the band moulded a carefully created sound that more than fulfilled their original manifesto. To this day, this sound has seen the quartet win over everyone from new rock kids to seasoned metal veterans.

In February 2018, the hard rockers released their debut EP, ‘Sanity Isn’t Perfect‘, via BTV records/PHD. The release picked up a swell of support from the underground and allowed the emerging rockers to tour throughout the UK. Along the way, BLACK TREE VULTURES wooed audiences playing alongside Diablo Blvd, Bigfoot, Devilskin and Ryders Creed. The rock ‘n’ rollers also went on to support Snakecharmer, as well as playing a host of hugely successful mainland European shows.

BLACK TREE VULTURES arrived at Outhouse Studios to work with John Mitchell (You Me At Six, Enter Shikari, Architects) at the end of last year. The band wanted a fresh approach for their next EP, so they cut all three tracks live. Drummer Jonno Smyth explains: “We wanted to show everyone what the band were capable of. Recording this EP live was certainly a different approach, and it has paid off. We’ve always been inspired by bands such as Iron Maiden, Metallica & Queen, and I think you can hear our influences coming through on this release. It was superb working with John Mitchell; he’s an absolute legend of a man!”. BLACK TREE VULTURES will continue their touring assault on the UK and Europe this Summer. For updates, hit up their social media.

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Liverpool’s Revival Black, are delighted to announce their new single – ‘Wide Awake‘, released on Sat 20 April 2019.

Wide Awake‘ will be available worldwide, across all digital download and streaming services. It’s accompanied by a full promo video.

Following the addition of vocal powerhouse, Dan Byrne, the band were revitalised and re-imagined, bringing a whole new attitude and drive that warranted a new name and fresh identity. Previously known as Black Cat Bones, Wide Awake is just the second single to be released under their new name of Revival Black.

Guitarist, (Alan) Rimmer, explains, “Having Dan join us has just taken us to another level. I mean, just listen to his vocals on Wide Awake and you will hear why we wanted him to join us. It’s insane. One night we were road-testing the song and Dan got caught up in the moment and just let loose on the lead vocal melody several octaves higher than written, creating what is now the standout vocal from the album.”

He went on, “We toyed with pace of this song as it has a real country rock vibe to it. The riff you hear in the chorus was intended to be the main song riff but we worked with it and found that the stabbing rhythm worked better across the verses and the pedalling guitar melody should underpin the chorus.

“Tying that all together was a joy, just two or three live run-throughs in the studio for the musical backing and then we let Dan do his thing. It’s one helluva rock anthem, a real fists-pumping-in-the-air moment. It’s our STATEMENT song that says who we are.”

Live Dates:
SAT 20 APR  – Call Of The Wild Festival Launchpad Final – The Alleykat, Lincoln
SUN 21 APR – TMR ROCKFEST, The Patriot, Crumlin, Nr Newport
SAT 04 MAY – Outlaw Rock N’ Roll Festival – The Globe, Glossop
SUN 05 MAY – The Patriots MC 22nd Anniversary Show – The Patriot, Crumlin, Nr Newport
SAT 29 JUN – Wildfire Festival, Wanlockhead, Scotland
SAT 07 SEPT – HRH CROWS Festival –  O2 Academy Sheffield
SUN 20 OCT – Liverpool Tattoo Convention 2019 – The Adelphi, Liverpool
12-15 MAR 2020 – HRH AOR, Great Yarmouth

Formed: 2018
Hometown: Liverpool, England
FFO: Free, Whitesnake, Inglorious, Bad Co

Revival Black (previously known as ‘Black Cat Bones’) are a classic sounding hard rock band, striking out of the cultural heartland that is Liverpool, England.

They have recently signed to leading management agency, TMR and plan a sonic incursion on the public with their forthcoming 10-song debut album, dated for release later in 2019.

Having toured around the UK with Marco Mendoza (The Dead Daisies) the band have already established a strong following. With their own brand of honest rock n roll, drawing upon the classic sound of the 70’s with a strong foothold in the modern day, Revival Black have firmly planted themselves within the new phenomenon, known as `The New Wave of Classic Rock`.

A Revival is coming.

Discography: 
Hold Me Down – single Dec 2018
Wide Awake – single Apr 2019

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Dan Byrne – Lead Vocals
Alan Rimmer – Lead Guitar / Rhythm Guitar
Adam Kerbache – Rhythm Guitar / Lead Guitar / Backing Vocals
Jamie Hayward – Bass / Backing Vocals
Ash Janes – Drums / Backing Vocals

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Matt Pearce & The Mutiny are proud to premiere a brand-new video for ‘Scarecrowing’: a track taken from a double A-side single, drawn from the forthcoming debut album ‘Gotta Get Home; (to be released on 3rd May on Mutinear Records).

“I’m very excited that on April 19th, it’s finally time to release my music into the wild!“ says Matt, gleefully, “Get ready for a double A ‘single’ of two of my fave songs off the album, which between them show the funky, bluesy and soulful sides of what I do.

I also had a blast filming the performance video for ‘Scarecrowing’ at London’s legendary Half Moon venue in Putney, aided and abetted by my trusty Mutineers. Roll on May the 3rd album release day!

Scarecrowing’ grabs you right from the off with its punchy bassline and bluesy wailing guitar hook, whilst Matt’s just-as-bluesy vocals make this original song a cracking blend of modern blues and classic. As for the guitar solos, they give acclaimed axeman Matt Pearce a chance to show his virtuosity: skill honed as a member of successful hard rockers Voodoo Six Now. Matt Pearce has committed to lead a musical mutiny, very different from his ongoing work with V6.

Listen to the track and you’ll hear the spirit of many a bluesman given a fresh outing with modern talent: echoes of bands Matt loved, growing up and learning his craft, like The Stones, Led Zep; Free, and early ZZ Top. “Yeah, I was captivated by their relentless rock ‘n’ roll spirit,” he says, “but it was the rhythmic grooves in their funkiest tunes that I also loved. These bands had soul.” This comes alive in Matt Pearce & The Mutiny, infuses the band’s performance, and can be heard loud and kicking as the band goes ‘Scarecrowing’.

Matt’s passionate about his first solo project, for which he’s been songwriter, singer and musician, also drawing together a great band, and self-producing and publishing the material. He reckons you could call it a ‘Funky Soul-a-delic Blues Rock Jam Thing’, or just a seriously funky blues band. Like the Black Crowes playing Prince songs, or vice versa!

Released as a double A-side, ‘Scarecrowing’ is partnered with ‘Set Me Free’, The single’s flipside ‘Set Me Free’ won Classic Rock Tracks Of The Week and is currently receiving heavy playlist rotation on Planet Rock.

Check out’ Scarecrowing’ for a strong shot of blues, spiced with funk, swagger and sense of musicians really revelling, as they hand out fresh, funky musical moonshine. It’s a great taste of ‘Gotta Get Home’ and will leave you thirsting for more, so watch for the album’s release at the start of May.

Upcoming shows
May 28  100 Club London
Sept 7/8: HRH CROWS
Dec 8: Planet Rockstock

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On May 17th, Music Theories will release ‘Behold Electric Guitar‘, Paul Gilbert‘s newest album. Ahead of the release of the album, Paul has unveiled another new track, ‘Things Can Walk To You‘.

Things Can Walk to You‘ is the closing track on my new album ‘Behold Electric Guitar,’ and although it is performed as an instrumental, the melody is based on my most recent cantankerous lyrics. Let me tell you the story. One of my goals in moving to Portland was to live in a neighbourhood where I could “walk to things.” I looked forward to getting daily exercise by walking to local restaurants and shops, and getting some fresh outdoor air. I found a website called “Walk Score,” which rated the walkability of any address, and the area where I moved was rated high, and seemed perfect. It turns out that walkability not only attracts exercising musicians, but also attracts homeless people with their shopping carts, brimming with garbage, and leaving a trail of hypodermic needles.”

Yes, yes. I know that it’s callous to call anyone a “thing.” (Even when they when steal your license plates, and smash your car window to steal your son’s backpack.) I’m sure everyone has a story. And not everyone has the good fortune to be able to turn their story into a song. I certainly appreciate my station in life. So I used the power of music to transform a callous rant into a soulful slide guitar melody, and guitar solo that builds and builds until it earns its place as the closing musical statement on my album. Some of my other cantankerous songs offer not only a problem, but also a solution. Problem: People don’t use their turn signals. Solution: Everybody use your goddamn turn signal. Problem: Auto-tuned music is annoying to me. Solution: Terraform the moon, so I can move there, and get away from auto-tuned music.”

Things Can Walk to You‘ offers no solution, because I don’t have one. For those who are struggling, I wish I had the answer. If I could help homeless people by showing them how to play patterns with the major and minor blues scales, then I think I could do some good. But I suspect they need help in other areas. So in the meantime, I guess we’ll all keep walking, and breathing the fresh air. And if it’s blues scales you need. I’m here.”

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.

With the band complete, Paul enlisted legendary producer and engineer John Cuniberti. John is well known for his work with Joe Satriani, but Paul was primarily interested in John’s expertise with “one mic” recording. Paul explains, “It’s so easy to make albums with overdubbing and editing these days, but I really prefer playing live and just getting the music to sound right because the musicians, the songs, and the performances are good.” After hearing Paul’s band, John recommended a few more mics, but still agreed that the music worked best as live performances with no overdubs. “There is not one overdub on the record. Everything you hear is four guys jamming, listening to each other, and making room for each other. The music almost mixes itself that way! And it’s just a great mindset to have. When you know that you won’t be fixing or adding parts later… It keeps your mind very active to get things right!

Paul will be touring with his band this year to support ‘Behold Electric Guitar.’ Make sure to catch him at the peak of his powers! Behold Electric Guitar!

Paul’s extensive tour schedule will bring him to Europe and the US and the dates can be found here :http://www.paulgilbert.com/tour

X-ROMANCE, the Swedish Melodic Rock group around Anders “LA” Rönnblom (Killer Bee), released their video for the track ‘Lonely‘ today!

The track is the opener of the band’s upcoming album ‘Voices From The Past‘ which will be unleashed on May 25th, 2019 via AOR Heaven.

X-ROMANCE was initially a project starting in 2015 as an offspring to the original band ROMANCE from 1988 founded by Anders “LA” Rönnblom & Thomas Widmark. In the fall of 2015, Anders was going through a box of old tapes and found the old ROMANCE recordings. He called up Thomas and because he thought that these tapes were too good to be put in a box and stored in lina closet. In the following time, they went through all the tracks and re-recorded them. Widmark started to look for musicians in the Stockholm area. There were no problems to find guys who wanted be a part of this project; it was rather harder to find the right guys for the job.

X-ROMANCE consists of an experienced line-up with musicians with a lot of experience in the music industry who now have come together to deliver this fresh Melodic AOR masterpiece called ‘Voices From The Past‘.

The album was recorded and mixed at REFLECTION SOUNDS STUDIO, Stockholm and engineered and produced by Tomas Rosenberg & Thomas Widmark. Mastered by Tomas Rosenberg, REFLECTION SOUNDS STUDIO, Stockholm

Track List:

1. Lonely

2. Bad Connection

3. Over And Over

4. You And I

5. Total Madness

6. Straight Through Your Heart

7. Temporary Love

8. Pushing On

9. Somebody Out There

10. Departure

Line up:
ANDREAS NOVAK – Vocals (House Of Shakira)
ANDERS LA RÖNNBLOM – Bass guitar (Killer Bee)
HOMAS WIDMARK – Keyboard
FREDRIK TJERNELD – Lead & Rhythm Guitar
MIKAEL DAHLIN – Lead & Rhythm Guitar (Killer Bee)
KENTA KARLBOM – Drums (Goatess)

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TRUCKER DIABLO release their new single ‘Other Side Of The City on 26th April.

I remember when we wrote City. Simon and I were in my old rock shed jamming and reminiscing about the old days, growing up, all our favourite films and music. Simon showed me this riff he had, and I started jamming and when he played the chorus, the first lyric I sang is still the lyric today. It was like magic and we loved it. We pride ourselves on good songs no matter how heavy or light, the song is king and we are proud of how it turned out
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Trucker Diablo closed 2018 playing Winter Storm Festival and earned the tag of “most fun and rockin’ band of the weekend!”. Quietly tinkering with the Big Truck over the winter period, and regaining control over previously label owned albums, the band dug some song ideas out of the archives, and from those sessions came the idea to celebrate 10 years of Trucker Diablo by re-releasing the first two albums in a special package, with bonus tracks and unreleased songs.

 

The new package became the 30-song laden ‘Devil Songs‘, the combination of The Devil Rhythm and Songs of Iron, and will be released in May 2019. The lead single ‘Other Side of the City‘ is one of the unreleased tunes from that period and combines everything Trucker became known for since that initial debut album, big riffs, sing along choruses and that feeling we’re in it together!

 

Recorded late 2018 with long term producer Frankie McClay at Einstein Studios, and

featuring current bassist Jim McGurk, ‘Other Side of the City’ is released 26th April 2019

‘Devil Songs‘ 30 song double cd/digital package released May 2019. 

 

2019 Shows:

Friday 24th May – Call Of The Wild Festival

Saturday 25th May – tbc

Sunday 26th May – Breaking Bands Festival

Saturday 3rd August – Bappers Festival

Friday 23rd August – Hilden Beer Festival

Friday 13th September – Galashiels

Saturday 14th September – Rockin’ The Bowl Festival

Friday 15th November – Monsterfest

 

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Europe have released a new video for ‘Turn To Dust‘, taken from their critically acclaimed eleventh studio album, ‘Walk The Earth‘, which was released in October 2017 on Hell & Back Recordings (Silver Lining Music).

The video was directed by Producer/Director Craig Hooper, who directed the Deep Purple documentary ‘Highway Star: A Journey in Rock‘.

Hooper states: “A video like this is a very difficult thing to get right. The song is layered with emotion and meaning and to capture that in images is tricky, to say the least. The band decided the only way to do the song justice was through animation, where images are limited only by your imagination and together we roughed out a treatment. I then took that to Pete Rogers and Helen Pooler at Bait Studio in Cardiff, Wales, who are amongst the best in the world at this kind of thing and we’d already worked with them before for a video for DEEP PURPLE. They brought on board artist Matt Rooke, who immediately ‘got it,’ and between them, they gave life to these ideas and images. It wasn’t until the final frame was finished that we saw we had produced something special, something that I hope does a good enough job of representing such an amazing and heartfelt song. That’s up to viewers to decide.”

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Wang Chung is back with gorgeous new visuals to their own remix of their hit single ‘Dance Hall Days’ complete with a full orchestra.

Wang Chung came out of the post-punk, New Wavescene in the UK going on to achieve global success, selling millions of records. Throughout their 35 year career they have released 6 albums and 2 Greatest Hits compilations.

They have had 6 US Top 40 hits including a number 1 and other international smash hits including ‘Dance Hall Days‘ and ‘Let’s Go‘, and achieved cult status with their soundtrack for William Friedkin’s movie ‘To Live and Die in LA‘, as well as their original song contribution to John Hughes’ legendary movie, The Breakfast Club.

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