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Vain return with their new studio album, ‘Rolling With The Punches‘, a follow up to the 2011 critically acclaimed ‘Enough Rope‘.  ‘Rolling With The Punches‘, which was launched via a Pledge Music campaign, will officially be released worldwide on Friday, 17th March 2017. Get ready for ripping guitars, haunting vocals and phenomenal songs!

Track listing: 

CD version

01 – Rolling With The Punches

02 – Deliver The Passion

03 – Long Gone

04 – Dark City

05 – Bury Some Pain

06 – It’s a Long Goodbye

07 – Inside Out

08 – Don’t Let It Happen To You

09 – Sacrifice

10 – Show Your Love

Vinyl version (available on 14. April 2017)

01 – Rolling With The Punches

02 – Deliver The Passion

03 – Long Gone

04 – Dark City

05 – Bury Some Pain

06 – It’s a Long Goodbye

07 – Inside Out

08 – Don’t Let It Happen To You

09 – Sacrifice

10 – Show Your Love

11 – Sip The Wine (bonus track)

Pre-order the CD and Vinyl here:

https://musicbuymail.com/en/shop/cd/vain-rolling-with-the-punches-cd

https://musicbuymail.com/en/shop/cd/vain-rolling-with-the-punches-lp

All pre-orders receive a free VAIN A2 poster!

 Tour dates:

March 10 – MS Connexion Complex – Mannheim, Germany

March 11 – Paunchy Cats – Lichtenfels, Germany (with AUTOGRAPH)

July 14 – Bang Your Head Festival – Balingen, Germany

August 26 – Hair Metal Heaven Festival – Hull, UK

September 2 – Hard Rock Hell Festival – Sheffield, UK

More shows to be announced soon…

Vain will be announcing plans for the release of their albums No Respect, Move On It, Fade, In From Out Of Nowhere, On The Line, All Those Strangers and Enough Rope on vinyl.

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One of the UK’s best breaking bands is preparing to make their mark in 2016 with the release of their highly anticipated debut album.

Notoriously named as ‘murder capital of Britain’, the sleepy town of Boston, Lincolnshire is home to apocalyptic nu-metal mob Anti-Clone.

Since bursting onto the scene in 2013, the five piece have wasted no time in grabbing audiences by the scruff of their necks and laying waste to stages across the UK and Europe. Now they’re ready to step up to the plate and deliver their stunning debut album ‘The Root Of Man‘, released via a hugely successful Pledge Music campaign and Plastic Head Distribution.

Frontman Mr Clone explains about the meaning behind the album “‘The Root of Man’ is intended to hold a dual meaning. Firstly, it questions the beginning of the human race, starting with Eve committing original sin which resulted in us being cast out of Eden. This is echoed in the title track with the lyrics: “The root of man is evil; the root of man is sin”. This theme is explored further throughout the album, looking at the extremes of human emotion and actions. The second meaning is that ‘The Root Of Man’ symbolises our beginning as a band. These are the roots that we are planting to fully establish ourselves as our own entity, to establish ourselves as Anti-Clone.”

Working with Matt Hyde (Slipknot ‘All Hope Is Gone’ – Machine Head ‘The Blackening’) at Perry Vale Studios in London the acclaimed producer was on hand to take the raw energy of Anti-Clone and help shape their future. Clone picks up the story “Matt is a creative powerhouse, working with him is a great experience. He has a fantastic knack of being able to pick out that harmony line or to suggest little tweaks to a song that just make it explode into life. It was great to team up with him again for ‘The Root of Man’ after the fantastic job he did of ‘Hands Sewn Together’ (the band’s first EP) as well as with Carl Johnston who was a brilliant asset to the process too. It’s great to be able to work with a producer who has worked with bands who have helped shape our own musical tastes.”

“The step up in musicianship and song writing is immense” says Hyde “and as a producer you can’t ask for anymore than the band to be willing and open to trying new ideas. Anti-Clone pushes themselves and it’s no surprise that they have gained a lot of fans along the way. There is no doubt in my mind that 2016 is going to be a big year for them.” (Matt Hyde)

And the album’s producer is not the only one to see the potential in Anti-Clone. Skindred frontman Benji Webbe praises the band for their live shows “Anti-Clone have the full package! After having them support Skindred for 2 weeks, I saw them deliver an amazing performance night after night. I believe with the right direction they could be a ruling force in British metal!”

With their new music in safe hands, Anti-Clone new they wanted something special for the album artwork —> Enter mysterious artist Mister Sam (Rob Zombie, Fear Factory) – “Mister Sam has also been massively influential in helping us define the aesthetic that we were aiming to achieve for the album. His touch can be seen in the new logo, album artwork, as well as in some other things that we’re yet to release yet. It’s been fantastic to add his catalogue of expertise to this whole process.” (Mr Clone).

With tour dates to be announced and new music videos in production –  2016 is set to be Anti-Clone’s biggest year to date.
The debut album ‘The Root Of Man’ is released 29th April 2016 via PHD (Plastic Head Distribution).

Tracklisting:

1) The Root Of Man
2) Deracinated
3) SwitchBlade
4) A Sight For Sewn Eyes
5) B9
6) Twisted Neck
7) Mechanical Heart
8) Feed The Machine
9) ComaSpace
10) Astaroth
11) Sentinel

Anti-Clone is:

Mr Clone – Lead vocals
Con – Guitars and backing vocals
Lam – Guitars and backing vocals
Mike – Bass guitar
Drew – Drums / programming

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Colour Of Noise

UK classic rockers Colour Of Noise have released a music video for ‘Can’t Take It With You’, the track is taken from their self-titled debut album, due to be released on December 4 via Colour Of Noise/Townsendmusic.It will also be available via iTunesSpotify and Amazon Music.

The album was produced by Gez Walton and Andy Nixon. All tracks recorded by Gez Walton at Stronghold Studios. Studio Assistant: Paul Lennox. Except ‘Head On’ & ‘Great Day For Rock & Roll’ recorded by Nick Brineat at Rockfield Studios. Mixed by Mike Fraser (Aerosmith, AC/DC, Bad Company, Blue Murder, The Cult, etc.).

Track listing:
1. Can You Hear Me?
2. Can’t Take It With You
3. Medicine Man
4. Head On
5. Drive It Like You Stole It
6.You Only Call Me
7. Heavy
8. Temptation
9. Rock Bottom
10. A Great Day For Rock And Roll

Colour Of Noise are a classic rock band from Brighton, England! „We are steeped in the spirit of the late 60’s British Blues Boom and early 70’s Stadium Rock, but cannot escape the urge to deliver songs with a steam-powered intensity.“ There are no ballads on a Colour of Noise album.

You might know guitarist Bruce John Dickinson (Little Angels, b.l.o.w) , singer Matt Mitchell from his band Furyon and Pride, or Randy Nixon (Drums) from The Jeevas or Magic Bullet Band. It is our pleasure to introduce you to Dan Electro (aka Swedish Dan, the Sweed, Dan The Man) and ‘Silent’ Ben Daniels on bass.

The debut album ‘Colour of Noise’ has been pre-released via Pledge Music in November 2015 following the road testing of songs on tour with Thunder, at Download and Steel House festival, the Hard Rock Hell IX, the forthcoming Planet RockStock and starting on December 5 our UK dates with The Dead Daisies.

Tour Dates:
3rd December 2015 : Trecco Bay – Planet Rockstock
5th December 2015 : Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms (with The Dead Daisies)
6th December 2015 : Nottingham – Rescue Rooms (with The Dead Daisies)
7th December 2015 : Sunderland – The Point (with The Dead Daisies)
8th December 2015 : Glasgow – Cathouse (with The Dead Daisies)
9th December 2015 : Newcastle – Academy 2 (with The Dead Daisies)
10th December 2015 : Manchester -Academy 3 (with The Dead Daisies)
11th December 2015 : London – The Garage (with The Dead Daisies)

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With Colour Of Noise it’s all about the live show. See you on the road in 2016!

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Transmission

Dan Reed, formerly of ‘Dan Reed Network’, (DRN) will soon be releasing his third solo album entitled ‘Transmission’. It will be released in Europe (excluding the UK) on March 27th, 2015. This collection of songs was composed and recorded in Prague and takes on a more live feel and energy than his previous two studio releases ‘Signal Fire’ and ‘Coming Up for Air’. Reed has always had a passion for groups like ‘Bad Company’, ‘Pink Floyd’, and ‘Fleetwood Mac’ and ‘Transmission’ takes it’s aim at realising this type of in your face, honest rock production. Besides tackling all the vocals, Dan performed all the guitar and keyboard work, performing live in the studio beside famed drummer Robert Ikiz from Turkey and bassist Bengan Jonasson from Sweden.

This collection of songs primarily takes a look at the dark side of the human condition and tries to make sense of trying to find light in the midst of the chaos. This will be Dan’s second album financed through Pledge Music through those who support his music and reached 100 percent of it’s goal in less than 2 weeks from launching the campaign.

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Reed’s second solo CD, ‘Signal Fire’ released in early 2013, was a collection of thought provoking tracks, co-produced by Reed and Rob Daiker (Meredith Brooks/Katy Perry/Fame Riot). Signal Fire represented a step toward a more edgier sound than his 2010 solo effort ‘Coming Up for Air’, yet still held on to the intention of finding hope in a world riddled with great hypocrisy and great hope.

While ‘Coming Up for Air’ was composed in Jerusalem and Northern India during 2007/2008 and represented Reed’s quest for insight on religious conflicts and making peace with inner demons, ‘Signal Fire’ took a more pointed look at the world’s political/social/environmental conflicts. With ‘Transmission’ Dan decided to leave political statements somewhat behind and focus more on the conflict within the human heart and soul.

Dan also released a solo acoustic album entitled ‘In Between the Noise’ in 2014, as well as a DRN compilation 2 disc set called ‘Anthology’ which covered both previously released DRN songs, along with 4 new live tracks from the Network’s recent reunion shows and unreleased B-Sides. ‘Anthology was also funded through Pledge Music and their fans.

Dan Reed Network was signed to Polygram in 1988 by Derek Shulman, famed A+R man who signed ‘Bon Jovi’. Managed by Bill Graham and Q-Prime later, DRN played opening act on European tours for Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Midnight Oil, and performed in America with Run DMC and toured with UB40. Selling nearly 2 million albums worldwide, DRN was part of the funk rock movement and released three albums with Polygram between 1989 and 1992. ‘Transmission’ stands as a good example of where Dan can take the groove in these times, both musically and lyrically.

Reed took a long hiatus from the music business in early 2003 and spent 4 years in Northern India and Jerusalem, living in a Tibetan Monastery and studying religions while in the Middle East. Coming back to music in 2009 he now performs extensively throughout Europe and the United States, both with his solo band and DRN and has in recent years performed at the ‘Sweden Rock Festival’ and England’s ‘Download Festival’ twice.

With ‘Transmission’ Dan hopes that getting back to the roots of live performance is a positive direction in a world addicted to canned music, drum machines and auto-tuned vocals.

“I just felt it was time to get back to something that feels real, organic, and in tune with the human condition.” – Reed

Soundfiles in advance:

DAN REED – Broken Soul (Edit)

DAN REED – Drive (Edit)

DAN REED – Roll The Dice (Edit)

Tracklist: 01. Broken Soul  02.Roll the Dice 03.Drive 04.Anywhere But Here 05.Bending the Light 06.Arm Yourself 07.Fire in the Pyramid 08.You’re All I Need 09.On the Metro 10.Ear to the Track 11.What Dreams May Come 12.Already There 13. She’s Not You

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Defy All Reason

Defy All Reason premiere the new performance video following the launch of their Pledge Music campaign:

Focused around the band’s forthcoming debut album ‘The Road Ahead’ – the campaign gives rock fans an opportunity to purchase exclusive merchandise, including a limited edition digipack cd featuring a thanks list dedicated to pledgers and bonus live tracks, amongst other items. Click below to pledge
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‘The Road Ahead’ is expected to be released 5th April 2015.

About the band:

Following a successful 2014, which included Hammerfest VI and shows with Trapt, Jake E Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel and Breed 77 – Defy All Reason will release their debut album ‘The Road Ahead’  in April 2015.

The new year is already lining up to be a big one for the band, with the rockers nominated ‘Band Of The Year’ at this years Pure Rawk Awards PLUS a slot at Hard Rock Hell’s HRH Road Trip and currently working their way up the rankings in Bloodstock Festival’s M2TM heats.

Defy All Reason live 2015:

Jan 31st – EBBW VALE – The Welfare
Feb 13th – CHESTER – Live Rooms w/ JETTBLACK

Defy All Reason are:

Gavin Lee Jones – Lead vocals / guitars
Daz Jones – Guitars / backing vocals
Lee Shenton – Bass guitar
Todd Edwards – Drums

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Foreigner are set to release a new high-definition live recording from their most successful album of all time, Foreigner ‘4’.  Universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable arsenal of hit songs, Foreigner continue to propel sold-out tours and album chart action around the world.  Now, Frontiers Music Srl presents a homage to Foreigner’s most successful album ever with “The Best of Foreigner 4 & More”.  The live album will be released on 5th December 2014.

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Foreigner – Photo Credit: © Bill Bernstein

Foreigner ‘4’ spent more weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts than any artist in the history of Atlantic Records, including AC/DC, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin, and went on to sell more than 9 million albums worldwide. Fans will see why it “Feels Like The First Time” when Foreigner debuts these new recordings of the best of Foreigner ‘4’ along with several other chart hits. Foreigner recorded these live high-definition versions of their most enduring anthems at the Borgata Hotel’s Music Box theatre in Atlantic City on October 3rd and 4th, 2014. The album includes some of rock’s best-known hits including Feels Like The First Time, Cold As Ice, Hot Blooded and Foreigner’s iconic ballad, I Want To Know What Love Is.

“Our music has touched a lot of people worldwide” says Foreigner founder, lead guitarist, Mick Jones.  Also serving as executive producer of the new album, this Songwriters Hall Of Fame member wrote or co-wrote every Foreigner song and continues to lead his band to new heights.  Mick continues: “Unwittingly, we’ve weaved our music into the fabric of people’s lives.”

Tracklist

  1. Night Life
  2. Woman In Black
  3. Urgent
  4. Waiting For A Girl Like You
  5. Break It Up
  6. Girl On The Moon
  7. Say You Will
  8. Feels Like The First Time
  9. Cold As Ice
  10. Hot Blooded
  11. I Want To Know What Love Is
  12. Juke Box Hero

“The Best of Foreigner 4 & More” is available now for pre-orders via Pledge Music through this link: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/foreigner in CD, vinyl, limited edition posters and remake t-shirts from their 1981-1982 tour. As an exclusive for the German territory, the album will also be available in a special box packaging adding a cap to the CD.

Foreigner - Photo Credit: © Bill Bernstein
Foreigner – Photo Credit: © Bill Bernstein

Bernie TormŽ

Help a Guitar Legend Create his First Solo Album for 15 Years!

Own the 1964 Fender Stratocaster That Ozzy Gave Bernie for £66,600!

Irish guitarist Bernie Tormé is literally a living legend, having played for Ozzy Osbourne and Ian Gillan amongst others.  The next step of his saga is a new Pledge Music campaign offering a multitude of awesomeness, aimed at keeping connected with fans whist enabling him to record his first solo album for 15 years – plus raising money for charity along the way.

It has been said of Irish guitarist Bernie Tormé that he plays his Stratocaster through a Marshall as though he knew them in a previous life.  However, it’s this life that Bernie loves, and he is more excited than ever to announce he is writing this new album – and he asks if you want to be a part of getting it recorded and released without record labels: Direct from him, to you.

And what a life.  Bernie’s career includes axing for Ozzy Osbourne, after stepping in & saving the day in the aftermath of another legends tragic death –  the one and only Randy Rhoad’s.  He was an integral part of ex-Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan’s massive world-touring band Gillan – with whom he wrote and played on four top ten albums and many hits, including the biggest selling singles, ‘New Orleans’ and ‘Trouble’.  He formed Desperado with Twisted Sister front man Dee Snider, which also featured ex-Iron Maiden drummer, the great late Clive Burr.  He played alongside celebrated keyboard player Vincent Crane (ex-The Crazy World of Arthur Brown) as a member of psychedelic doom rockers Atomic Rooster.  He has constantly performed with his own bands as well, including Electric Gypsies and Torme, bands that have rocked and released hit records all over the world.

That said, now is the time for something new.  It’s time to cut out the middle-men, say goodbye to red-tape and labels – and just deliver, one song after another, on a new record planned for release after completion of the pledge campaign in 3 months time.  With 10% of all money raised going to Teenage Cancer Trust, there are some truly unique things on offer, including guitar lessons with the man himself; his original stage jacket seen in the album cover to Gillan’s ‘Mr Universe’; personal acoustic gigs in your home; the chance to perform onstage during an encore at a show – and, best of all, the original lake placid blue 1964 Fender Stratocaster given to Bernie by the one and only Ozzy Osbourne is up for grabs at the more-metal-than-metal price of £66,600.  Bernie would like to invite you along for the ride:

“I hope you become part of this album and pledge, and if so I thank you for your generosity and for your continued support over so many years – and thank you from my heart for enabling me to do the thing I love most, to make music for you”.

 Visit the Pledge Music project page to see what’s on offer and get involved: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/bernietorme

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Scottish rockers States Of Panic can finally reveal details of their much anticipated album ‘No World Order’.

Vocalist, Johnny Gunn, states: “The album has been a few years in the making and it has been a real creative roller-coaster.  As an album it perfectly reflects who we are as people and as a band. We’ve been very vocal about our dissatisfaction with the political systems in place since the release of our first single ‘One Of Us’ and our material has never been more relevant. We live in a time when so many feel disenfranchised, the division between rich and poor is wider than ever, and global underclass is rising.”

‘No World Order’ is set for release on 3rd March 2014, but fans don’t have to wait until the new year to get involved, as States Of Panic have launched a Pledge Music campaign so fans can be part of the release. Anyone who pledges will be given access to exclusive demos, remixes, videos from the studio and more; Johnny explains all in the below video –

The campaign also supports the production of a music video to accompany the second single from the album ‘Gun To My Head’, which will be released in December.

Johnny explains: “It’s very much in-keeping with our album artwork and portrays a kind of ‘Brave New World’ type future where everything is technological and clinical. Lyrically the song is about consciousness and being psychologically split i.e., the ego, super ego, id, the Umwelt, Mid Welt, EigenWlt etc. I’ve always been fascinated by psychology and the philosophical concept of ‘The ghost in the machine’. The female character represents this ghost, symbolising the voice we hear, the internal dialogue we all posses but in this case it has malfunctioned and she becomes destructive.”

Find out what’s on offer here http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/statesofpanic/

States Of Panic close out 2013 with a number of live dates, including their final festival appearance of the year at Hard Rock Hell

  • 23rd Nov – Marshall UBC, Milton Keynes
  • 29th Nov – Hard Rock Hell, North Wales
  • 30th Nov – The Picture House, Edinburgh
  • 13th Dec – Dreadnought Rock, Bathgate

States Of Panic are:
Johnny Gunn – Vocals
Rusty Gill – Lead guitar
Hex – Bass
Dagan – Rhythm guitar
Hammy – Drums

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