LACUNA COIL CELEBRATE APRIL 4th RELEASE OF NEW STUDIO ALBUM ‘KARMACODE’
WITH TWO CANADIAN STOPS ON THE ROB ZOMBIE TOUR!
PROMO JUNKET TO INCLUDE MONTREAL AFTER-SHOW PARTY ON APRIL 3 AT SAVOY &
TORONTO IN-STORE AUTOGRAPH SIGNING APRIL 4 AT HMV MEGASTORE
“Primed for stellar success in 2006” – BILLBOARD
“Artist to watch.” – ROLLING STONE
“Karmacode will surely be one of the hottest releases of 2006.” – REVOLVER
“Lacuna Coil are on the verge of a major breakthrough.” – YAHOO!
“One of the most anticipated releases of 2006.” – ALTERNATIVE PRESS
“One of the most anticipated releases of 2006.” – DECIBEL
Italian metal icons LACUNA COIL are celebrating the April 4th release of their highly anticipated new studio album Karmacode with 2 Canadian stops on their 6-week North American tour with Rob Zombie. As part of their Canadian promotional junket, fans will be offered an exclusive opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the most buzzed about metal acts of 2006.
MONTREAL: On Saturday, April 1st, be among the first 100 people to show up at Montreal’s HMV Megastore (1020 St. Catherine Street West), and you will receive a pass good for 2 people to attend an exclusive after-show listening party with Lacuna Coil on April 3rd, following their show with Rob Zombie.
*Catch Lacuna Coil live with Rob Zombie on April 3rd at Metropolis in Montreal.
TORONTO: On Tuesday, April 4th, Lacuna Coil will be signing copies of their brand new album Karmacode at the Toronto HMV Megastore at 333 Yonge Street from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
*Catch Lacuna Coil live with Rob Zombie on April 4th at The Kool Haus in Toronto.
LACUNA COIL initially left their mark on the hard rock scene in 2004 with their acclaimed album, Comalies, which opened several opportunities for them that were previously thought unattainable for an Italian band, such as two highly successful commercial radio campaigns alongside a breakthrough Ozzfest appearance resulting in over 500,000 copies sold worldwide with a quarter of a million in the U.S. alone.
The lead track from Karmacode, “Our Truth,” received its worldwide debut on the Underworld: Evolution soundtrack, where it appeared alongside such acclaimed artists as Puscifer (Maynard Keenan’s [Tool, A Perfect Circle] new project), Chester Bennington (Linkin Park), Slipknot, My Chemical Romance, Atreyu and more.
With four full-length albums and two EPs now to their credit, Lacuna Coil have ensured that each offering further enunciates the subtle, solemn beauty they create. Karmacode takes that a step further, seeing them further mature as musicians and songwriters to deliver their most cohesive, career-defining album. If karma has anything to do with it, Italy’s most successful rock export will not have to wait long for the entire mainstream world to take notice.
INTRODUCING SONIC CITY FEATURING 12 YEAR OLD GUITAR WIZ DANNY SVEINSON
March 31, 2006 – Sonic City is an exciting new rock band from Vancouver, BC that has been causing a stir at every live performance. The new album has arrived and will be in stores April 22nd while the band is touring across Canada. The tour kicks off in Vancouver April 7th and then Sonic City will perform in Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg and Toronto.
Sonic City was formed around 12 year old guitarist Danny Sveinson, who began playing guitar at 8 years old and started performing as The Rock and Roll Kid at 10. He was quickly proclaimed “A Guitar God in Training” on the cover of Vancouver’s Georgia Straight and has been featured on MTV, YTV, The Mike Bullard Show, The Vicky Gabereau Show and the historic Showtime at the Apollo. Legends such as Alex Lifeson, Angus Young, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Perry, and Jimmy Page influenced Danny’s soulful yet edgy style. The guitar wiz has already performed with the legendary Les Paul in New York. Film Production Company Mars Entertainment has filmed a one hour documentary, which has already been picked up by the CBC, Knowledge Network and SLC in Canada and The Sundance Channel in the USA.
Sveinson wrote or co-wrote four of the ten tracks on the retro-tinged self-titled album. Acclaimed singer/songwriter Rod Burn fronts Sonic City and wrote or co-wrote all the songs except for Sveinson’s “Turbo.” The driven rock and roll Burn performs resonates with fans and his enthusiasm and adrenaline on stage only serves to further the experience. Bassist James Green and drummer Dean Richards round out the four piece band, together creating a genuine buzz throughout the North American music industry. The first single “So Far Away” was recently released to rock radio across Canada.
March 31, 2006, Mustangs Bar, Aldegrove, BC w/ 54-40
April, 7 2006, Buffalo Club, Vancouver, BC – Tour Kick Off Party
April 9th, 2006, Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC w/ The Trews
April 19, 2006, The Roxy on Broadway, Saskatoon, Sask. w/ King’s X
April 20, 2006, Regina, SK (TBC)
April 21, 2006, Silverados, Winnipeg, Manitoba
April 25, 2006, Lee’s Palace, Toronto, Ontario
David Lee Roth brings a Twang to VanHalen songs
David Lee Roth will be singing Van Halen songs again this spring, but not with the band. Roth is featured on three tracks on Strummin’With the Devil, a collection of Van Halen songs done in bluegrass style that will be released on June 6th. Roth joins the John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band for twangy renditions of “Jump” and “Jamie’s Cryin’,” as well as a special radio edit of the latter.
The album also features David Grisman and Sons, Blue Highway, Mountain Heart, Iron Horse, and others offering new interpretations of such Van Halen favorites as “Runnin’With The Devil,” “Hot For Teacher,” “Panama,” “Eruption,” “Ice Cream Man,” “Dance The Night Away,” and “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.”
In addition to his country and bluegrass credits, Jorgenson has also recorded and toured with Elton John.
In the liner notes, the Indiana-born Roth explains that “my roots were always kind of country — not the same country as my first band. Their flag had windmills. Mine had BBQ pit and a shot glass.”
Upcoming CD from Michael Kiske
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of MICHAEL KISKE new solo album simply entitled “Kiske” on May 19th 2006.
Surrounded by a positive and totally free environment, made of great friends and musicians (Karsten Nagel – an old schoolmate – on drums and Sandro Giampietro and Fontaine Burnett on guitars and bass respectively), Michael Kiske gained again strong confidence with his music and expressive style.
The resulting album: “Kiske” is a very personal statement – from the beginning to the end. “The best way of describing what this record stands for in my mind and personal world would be: it’s a health-careless and musically free!”, says the well known German singer, who also adds: “I somehow managed to break down or overcome more subconscious barriers as a songwriter this time. I was able to write and produce a record that could either be a nice ending or beginning for a new career”.
Michael wanted to tirelessly explore his more melodic and straightforward roots producing a record that is completely free from all pressure and that could portrait the artist in its most personal musical statements.
Tracklisting of “Kiske” shall be as follows: Fed By Stones; All-Solutions; Knew I Would; Kings Fall; Hearts Are Free; The King Of It All; Sing My Song; Silently Craving; Truly; Painted; Sad As The World.
European release date is settled on May 19th 2006, while the release in Japan shall happen on King Records. The record will also be available via download on I-Tunes and other fine digital shops within one month from the physical release date.
At the same time of the release of the new studio record, Michael Kiske has allowed Frontiers Records to reissue his first solo album “Instant Clarity” released originally in 1996.
This 2006 reissue will be sold in mid-price series and shall add three brand newly recorded bonus tracks and the original Japanese only bonus track.
The final tracklisting shall be therefore be as follows: Be True To Yourself; The Calling; Somebody Somewhere; Burned Out; New Horizons; Hunted; Always; Thanx A Lot!; Time’s Passing By; So Sick; Do I Remember A Life?; A Songs Is Just A Moment (*); I Don’t Deserve Love (§); Sacred Grounds (§); Can’t Tell (§).
(*) Original bonus track of the Japanese edition of “Instant Clarity”.
(§) Brand newly recorded bonus tracks.
The music on “Instant Clarity” can be described as Hard Rock, with a wide range of different influences. Kiske’s vocals vary from emotional low and mid-range ones to really wonderful and clean high-pitched ones. As a whole the album got excellent critics and was very well received from all fans of Michael Kiske’s voice and songwriting.
JEFF SCOTT SOTO readies new disc
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release date for the anticipated JEFF SCOTT SOTO “Essential Ballads” album on May the 19th 2006.
Since 2002 when Jeff Scott Soto signed with melodic rock kingpins, Frontiers Records, the man has been busy releasing 2 studio albums, 2 EP’s, & a live CD/DVD led with 2 world tours.
Following a great success and airplay gathered on BBC national radio in the United Kingdom of his more ballad oriented material, 2006 introduces a compilation release featuring the ‘best of’ JSS’s softer side, which includes songs from all of his 3 solo albums (“Love Parade”, “Prism” & “Lost In The Translation”) & the limited released EP’s (“Holding On” & “Believe In Me”) as well as 3 new, unreleased tracks.
For the first time, these gems, these ‘essentials’, are together on one digitally re-mastered disc, including the JOURNEY cover “Send Her My Love”, making them available for the JSS connoisseur in May 2006. Don’t miss out on the perfect JSS collection to date!
Tracklisting of “Essential Ballads” shall be (click on the song title to her mp3 samples):
If This Is The End; As I Do 2 U; Holding On; Send Her My Love; Lonely Shade Of Blue; This Ain’t The Love; Don’t Wanna Say Goodbye; 4U; Still Be Loving U; Till The End Of Time; Sacred Eyes; By Your Side; Beginning 2 End; Through It All (*); Last Mistake (*); Another Try (*)
(*) New track.
European release date is settled on May 19th 2006, while the release in Japan shall happen on King Records. The record will also be available via download on I-Tunes and other fine digital shops within one month from the physical release date
MTM signs DEACON STREET
TOMMY DENANDER finished his new DEACON STREET and the line-up will definitely whet every AOR / melodic rock fan’s appetite!
The project DEACON STREET originally started out with Tommy and his partner Chris Demming (AOR, Spin Gallery), who had written songs together for various artists and found themselves with a lot of very good but unused AOR / melodic rock songs. But, as Tommy points out, “Don’t mistake it for a cheap and fast way to get some leftover songs out – If you’re a serious fan of classy melodic rock you won’t be disappointed with the quality of this release”.
The new album by DEACON STREET, “II”, now features even bigger names: Stan Bush, Christopher Cross, Jeff Watson (Night Ranger), Steve Morse (Kansas, Deep Purple), Reb Beach (Winger, Dok-ken), Bruce Gaitsch (Richard Marx, Madonna, Peter Cetera), Thomas Vikström (Talk Of The Town), Andreas Novak, Johan Fahlberg (Jaded Heart), Bobby Messano (Glen Burtnick, Fiona, Joe Lynn-Turner), Bill Leverty (Firehouse) among others.
“II” includes 14 great AOR / melodic rock songs in the vein of JOURNEY and GIANT, enhanced by an admirable musician-ship, beautiful arrangements, and an excellent production. This makes DEACON STREET’s “II” a definite must-have for fans of the artists mentioned above and of course for everyone who enjoys fine and well-produced AOR & melodic rock!
Here is the tracklist:
01. Beautiful Chardaine – Peter Sundell
02. LeAnn – Thomas Vikström
03. When love is on the line – Johan Fahlberg
04. Save me – Andreas Novak
05. I Give This Promise – Chris Antblad
06. Now We Cry For You – Stan Bush
07. Second Comings – Andreas Novak
08. (Kill us) On Another Day – Thomas Vikström
09. The Promise Of Forever – Chris Antblad
10. Misery – Andreas Novak
11. Action – Thomas Vikström
12. Easy As It Seems – Geir Rönning
13. Them Changes – Tommy Denander
14. Jason – All star
The release date is scheduled for May 20, 2006.
RELAPSED (ex-CITA, GUILD OF AGES) reveal album info
We are happy to reveal the cover and tracklist of the new and comeback album by RELAPSED. RELAPSED is known under the name CITA and GUILD OF AGES and original band members Danny Martinez, Joe Marone and Rob Marone are finally back in business!
Back in 1988, Danny Martinez and the brothers Joe and Rob Marone came together to found the rock band CAUGHT IN THE ACT and due to legal reasons the band had to change their name to GUILD OF AGES. After releasing “Relapse Of Reason”, “Heat of Emotion” and “One”, “Vox Dominatas” and numerous line-up changes the three original and founding members, Danny, Joe and Rob came together again to relive old memories and have a good time. They immediately felt the special magic again, which created CAUGHT IN THE ACT some 15 years ago. Realizing, they need a fourth member to complete the band, Brian Mesa joined in early 2004.
This is how RELAPSED came to live and now Danny, Joe, Rob and Brian are recapturing the magic of the past while creating a new sound and vibe.
RELAPSED – A falling back into a former state!
Here is the tracklist:
01. Welcome To My Life
02. End Of The Line
05. The Other Side
06. Mercy Pays The Dept
07. All In All
09. I Want It All
12. Somewhere We Belong
Danny Martinez – Lead Vocals, Guitar
Brian Mesa – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Joe Marone- Bass Guitar
Rob Marone – Drums
The release date is scheduled for May 20, 2006.
DA VINCI release new album in May
In 1987, five young men from Oslo, Norway were signed by Polygram and joined forces to record an album of finest Scandinavian AOR and Melodic Rock: DA VINCI’s self-titled debut. In the tradition of other Scandinavian rock bands of the mid-80’s such as Treat, Europe or Dalton, DA VINCI delivered well-produced songs full of hooks, driven by guitars and stunning keyboards.
The success of the critically acclaimed debut immediately resulted in a second effort, “Back In Business’” from 1989, which is also considered to be a real gem among melodic rock aficionados worldwide.
Bass player Bjorn Boge later joined STREET LEGAL and played with ex-EUROPE lead guitarist JOHN NORUM ‘Wild Willy’ Bendickson from BAD HABIT among others.
Today, DA VINCI’s self-titled debut is a sought-after collector’s gem, selling for an average of $70 – if you’re lucky enough to find a copy. Thus, MTM CLASSIX is proud release this rare diamond digitally remastered with an exclusive bonus track.
Imagine the best of 80’s Europe, add a touch of Treat plus blazing guitars and tons of well-placed keyboards: From the infectious ‘Lookin’ For Love’ to the keyboard heaven of ‘Tarquinia’ or the wonderful ballad “Ain’t no goodbye” – this CD has it all.
Everyone who is into AOR and Melodic Rock, simply can’t go wrong here!
Here is the tracklist:
01. Lookin’ For Love 3:33
02. Dreamin’ 4:27
03. Tarquinia 5:35
04. Corina 3:38
05. Look At Me Now (intro) 0:29
06. Look At Me Now 4:08
07. Forever In My Heart 4:00
08. She’s A He 4:00
09. Young Desperado 5:12
10. Light My Fire 3:40
11. Ain’t No Goodbye 4:42 (BONUS TRACK)
THE SALADS DELIVER THE BIG PICTURE MAY 9TH
Canada’s leading ambassadors of fun times, The Salads, are back with a new album The Big Picture, which drops May 9, 2006. Never a band to stay off the road for too long, the band is confirmed for this years Warped Tour and are planning to tour non-stop across Canada.
During The Salads ten years together, they have built up a loyal fan base, particularly after the commercial success of 2003’s Fold A To B, which meant they were in demand to tour a lot; headlining clubs and colleges, and playing on bills such as: Warped, Edgefest, Labatt Blue Motel, City-TV’s New Year’s Eve Bash and The Ice Hotel.
Songs like “Get Loose” and “Today Is Your Lucky Day” (respectively from 2003’s Fold A To B and 2005’s Band Gone Wild DVD – both on Maui Wowie Records/ Kindling Music / Warner Music Canada) have been heard around the world in films like Dreamworks Eurotrip, on TV during Queer As Folk, Hockey Night In Canada and the Olympics and in national commercials for Labatt Blue and GM Canada.
Unlike Fold A To B, which was well varied in style, sound and subject matter, The Big Picture turned out to be a more focused Salads record, lyrically and musically; writing became more mature and music got a bit heavier. Produced by Dan Brodbeck (Dolores O’Riordan/Cranberries, Headstrong), The Big Picture’s tone is more personal and yet universal as it touches more meaningful topics than the band had dared explore before.
“Growing Up” deals with life’s changes as you get older and come to terms with that reality. Memories of 80’s thrash metal surround the concept of being happy in your own skin in “Individual”. “Circles” is about watching the most intelligent person you know battle Alzheimer’s disease. Trying to affect real, positive social change is dealt with in “A Better Way”. This album displays The Salads at their best: as songwriters, as a band, and as men.
Not to worry, The Salads have not gotten too serious on you; they will still bring the fun times to every live show. The only way to they know is to keep their sense of humor and keep focused on THE BIG PICTURE!
APRIL 6 @ ALGONQUIN COLLEGE, NEPEAN, ON (STUDENTS ONLY)
APRIL 8 @ DUNDAS SQUARE, TORONTO, ON ALL AGES – WORLD VISION 30 HOUR FAMINE
MAY 27 @ LANGENBURG COMMUNITY THEATRE, LANGENBURG, SK ALL AGES/LIC
JULY 15 @ WARPED TOUR: THE GORGE, GEORGE, WA
JULY 16 @ WARPED TOUR: COLUMBIA MEADOWS, ST. HELENS, OR
JULY 18 @ WARPED TOUR: THUNDERBIRD STADIUM, VANCOUVER, BC
JULY 20 @ WARPED TOUR: RACE CITY SPEEDWAY, CALGARY, AB
AUGUST 11 @ WARPED TOUR: TOWER CITY AMPHITHEATRE, CLEVELAND, OH
AUGUST 12 @ WARPED TOUR: PARK PLACE, BARRIE, ON
House of Lords set to release new disc
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce all details for the release of HOUSE OF LORDS brand new studio album entitled “World Upside Down” on May 19th 2006.
Following the return on the market with “The Power & the Myth” in 2003, HOUSE OF LORDS decided recently to have a reunion tour that took the band to England & Greece for two outstanding shows in the fall of 2005.
After the short tour singer James Christian decided to continue with the trademark sound of HOUSE OF LORDS with the help of his original bandmate Gregg Giuffria. A new line-up added new life into the grandiose sound. Jimi Bell on guitars, B.J Zampa on drums and Jeff Kent on bass & keyboards make up the new powerhouse band. This CD can be considered sonically as an extension of their critically acclaimed “Demons Down CD. Every song tells a story and every moment of music is HOUSE OF LORDS at its best!
“World Upside Down is quite possibly the best CD HOUSE OF LORDS has ever released” says James Christian, who adds: “this lineup is here to stay and this is only the beginning of many more great records from us. The music will speak for itself and I guarantee the fans of the classic HOUSE OF LORDS baroque and grandiose sound of our early albums will be delighted!”
The tracklisting shall feature the following songs (click on the song title to hear an mp3 sample):
Mask Of Eternity; These Are The Times; All The Way To Heaven; Field Of Shattered Dreams; I Am Free; All The Pieces Falling; Rock Bottom; Million Miles; Your Eyes; Ghost Of Time; My Generation; S.O.S; World Upside Down
European release date is settled on May 19th 2006, while the release in Japan shall happen on King Records. The record will also be available via download on I-Tunes and other fine digital shops within one month from the physical release date.
SILENT CIVILIAN have pushed back the release date of their debut album ‘REBIRTH OF THE TEMPLE’ to May 2nd through MEDIASKARE RECORDS.
SILENT CIVILIAN, fronted by Jonny Santos of Spineshank fame, announce May 2nd as the official release date of their debut record, “Rebirth of the Temple”, through Mediaskare Records.
You can preview four tracks from the album, including the first single “Rebirth of the Temple”, from the band’s Myspace page at www.myspace.com/silentcivilian
Having just finished a successful tour with Nothingface, SILENT CIVILIAN will also be hitting the road with fellow southern Californians Bleed the Sky for a March/April tour.
Confirmed dates for the tour are as follows:
3/16 Detroit, MI – I-Rock
3/17 Rochester, NY – Steel Music Hall
3/18 Limestone, NY – Rockin’ Rick’s
3/19 Yonkers, NY – Pure Music NY
3/21 Bedford, NH – Mark’s Showplace
3/22 York, PA – The Loft
3/23 Wilmington, DE – The Coliseum
3/24 Reading, PA – The Silo
3/26 Springfield, VA – Jaxx
3/27 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
3/28 Winston Salem, NC – Ziggy’s
3/29 Fayetteville, NC – Jester’s Pub
3/30 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
3/31 Jonesboro, GA – Breakers
4/02 Dallas, TX – The Tac Room
4/03 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
4/04 McAllen, TX – Club Onyx
4/08 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues (w/ Chimaira, Arch Enemy)
4/09 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre
4/12 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
New WARRANT Disc in 2 weeks
Two more weeks to go for the WARRANT release! The feedback on “Born Again” is great … such as:
“Twelve songs that your stereo doesn’t go loud enough for. 12 songs that make you forget that you just blew this months mortgage payment on the instalment of a new Harley – you get the picture. I’m all for it! It’s a fantastic record”.
Eric Turner and his mates are touring a lot in the US. The live dates in Europe which have been announced here and there are postponed to fall this year as the band got some great festival offers in the US. To make the time shorter you can hear JERRY DIXON (mp3).
A LIFE ONCE LOST!!! HEADLINE TOUR THIS SPRING AND ON SECOND STAGE @ OZZFEST ALL SUMMER LONG!!!!
Philadelphia’s finest metal staple A LIFE ONCE LOST are confirmed for this summer’s installment of OZZFEST with Black Label Society, Atreyu, Unearth, Norma Jean, Full Blown Chaos, All That Remains, Walls of Jericho, Between The Buried And Me, Bleeding Through, Strapping Young Lad,!!! The band is currently on the road until April 1st with Darkest Hour, Himsa, The Acacia Strain, and Dead to Fall. Then ALOL will headline this Spring on tour kicking with Cephalic Carnage, Through the Eyes of the Dead and fellow label-mates, Scarlet.
In lieu of the tour, A LIFE ONCE LOST frontman Bob Meadows had to say: “Everyone here is very excited about our upcoming headlining tour with Cephalic Carnage, Through the Eyes of the Dead and Scarlet. This will be our first tour in the headlining position so let’s make this a something to remember. Check out our website for more information on dates, cities and venues.”
Be sure to check out A LIFE ONCE LOST in the March 2006 issue of SPIN MAGAZINE, as “THE NEXT BIG THING”. The magazine states, “These Philadelphia extreme metalers released one of 2005’s most acclaimed hard-guitar records-the Dimebag Darrell-influenced riff rodeo, HUNTER.”
When asked about OZZFEST, A LIFE ONCE LOST says: “We’re glad we can finally announce that we are doing Ozzfest this summer! Me and the rest of the boys feel honored to show the rest of the country what some Philly boys can do and we are looking forward to playing alongside a lot of our buddies bands, drinking tons of Jager, and meeting all the fucking fans!! People might think we will tone down our style a bit to fit in, but we plan on doing the opposite. So if you are coming this year, get there early, cause we are gonna rage this motherfucker for sure!!!!” Doug “SNAKE” Sabolick – guitarist
Don’t miss A LIFE ONCE LOST on this upcoming headlining tour and be sure to catch the band on the second stage of OZZFEST 2006!!!
HEADLINING Tour dates:
A Life Once Lost w/ Cephalic Carnage, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Scarlet:
4/19 – Peppermint Beach Club – Virginia Beach, VA
4/20 – Charleroi Italian Club – Charleroi, PA
4/21 – Hyamp – Huntington, WV – Cephalic Carnage joins tour
4/22 – Bulldog Café – Louisville, KY
4/23 – The Basement – Columbus, OH
4/24 – Penny Arcade – Rochester, NY
4/25 – Café Metropolis – Wilkes-Barre, PA
4/26 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
4/27 – Hamilton Street Café – Bound Brook, NJ
4/29 – L’Anti – Quebec City, QC
5/01 – El Salon – Montreal, QC
5/02 – Babylon – Ottawa, ON
5/03 – El Mocambo Club – Toronto, ON
5/04 – The Embassy – London, ON
5/05 – Headliners – Toledo, OH
5/06 – The House Café – Dekalb, IL
5/07 – Sokol Underground – Omaha, NE
5/08 – Gabe’s Oasis – Iowa City, IA
5/09 – El Torreon – Kansas City, MO
5/10 – Creepy Crawl – St. Louis, MO
5/11 – Rocketown – Nashville, TN
5/12 – The Brewery – Raleigh, NC
5/13 – Alley Katz – Richmond, VA
5/14 – Ottobar – Baltimore MD
7/01 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/02 – Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7/07 – Phoenix, AZ – Cricket Pavilion
7/08 – San Bernardino, CAS – Hyundai Pavilion
7/14 – Kansas City, KS – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/15 – St. Louis, MO – UMB Bank Pavilion
7/16 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/19 – Detroit, MI – DTE Music Energy Center
7/21 – Columbus, OH – Germain Amphitheatre
7/22 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
7/23 – Indianapolis, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center
7/26 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion
7/27 – Buffalo, NY – Darien lake Performing Arts Center
7/29 – New York, NY – Randall’s Island
7/30 – Hartford, CT – New England Dodge Music Center
8/01 – Boston, MA – Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
8/04 – Camden, NJ – Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
8/05 – Bristow, VA – Nissan Pavilion
8/06 – Virginia Beach, VA – Verizon Virginia Beach
8/09 – Raleigh, NC – Alltel Pavilion
8/13 – West Palm Beach, FL – Sound Advice Amphitheatre
EXCLUSIVE SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE AT EMUSIC
From Monday, March 6th, through Friday, March 31st, the first single from hard rock foursome Slave To The System, entitled “Stigmata,” will be available through eMusic, the world’s largest digital retailer of independent music. “Stigmata” has been enjoying tremendous success at radio with its undeniable infectiousness. Comprised of members of Brother Cane and Queensryche, two bands that have enjoyed their own prior commercial success, Slave To The System creates a brand of hard rock that should appeal to fans young and old. Slave To The System’s eponymous debut is available now in stores everywhere.
eMusic (www.emusic.com) stands alone as the only digital music service that is 100% focused on serving the needs of independent music fans and independent labels. Delivering more than 4.5 million downloads each month; eMusic is among the top digital music services, offering a diverse catalogue of 1,000,000 tracks from established and emerging artists in every genre from the world’s top independent labels. eMusic was not only the first service to sell songs and albums in the popular MP3 format, it was the first company to launch a digital music subscription service. Unlike other services that severely restrict portability, eMusic allows members complete flexibility to burn CDs, transfer to MP3 devices and make multiple copies for personal use. eMusic also offers access to exclusive recordings from eMusicLive’s network of premier music venues across the country. Based in New York, eMusic is wholly owned by Dimensional Associates, Inc., the private equity arm of JDS Capital Management, Inc.
A full track listing for Slave To The System comprises:
1. Stigmata 7. Disinfected
2. Ruby Wednesday 8. Gone Today
3. Slave To The System 9. Will You Be There
4. Live This Life 10. Leaves
5. Cruz Out Of Control 11. Ragdoll
6. Abyss 12. Walk The Line
For up to date information on Slave To The System, please visit:
NEW DAVID GILMOUR ALBUM,
ON AN ISLAND
IN STORES TODAY, TUESDAY MARCH 7
On An Island — the third David Gilmour album and the artist’s first studio recordings since Pink Floyd’s 1994 multi-platinum The Division Bell — will be in stateside stores Tuesday, March 7.
From the first moments of the sound collage that begins On An Island, you know it’s a special experience that not only bears comparison with the best of Pink Floyd, but also confirms their lead guitarist and singer as an outstanding solo artist. Here he reveals a personal vision and a breadth of styles – folk, jazz, orchestral and rock – brought together as a unified piece through his lyrical guitar playing and instantly recognizable voice.
With orchestrations by the renowned Polish composer Zbigniew Preisner and a luminous production (assisted by Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera), virtuosity abounds On An Island Guest artists include David Crosby and Graham Nash singing harmonies, Robert Wyatt playing the cornet, Caroline Dale on cello, Alasdair Molloy on glass harmonica and Pink Floyd’s Richard Wright guesting on Hammond organ.
Gilmour shares writing credits with writer Polly Samson, continuing a collaborative partnership that began with The Division Bell. The album’s songs tell of shared experiences that evoke a breadth of moods, from the hauntingly beautiful title track ‘On An Island’ (with a guitar performance set to enter the Gilmour canon of classics) to the meditative ‘The Blue’ and ‘A Pocketful of Stones,’ as well as the heavier rock and blues numbers ‘Take A Breath’ and ‘This Heaven.’ In the spirit of intimacy, this album sees Gilmour’s debut on the saxophone, as well as contributions by contemporaries from his pre-Floyd days.
On An Island is a collection of songs and instrumentals that had its genus in the critically acclaimed 2002 London Festival Hall concerts. Gilmour has stepped out of his super-group to discover he’s still at his peak – and he’s rightly pleased. “It’s my best and most personal work,” he says. “Making it with my musician friends has been a positive experience on so many levels.” And touring it this spring can only take him to a new high.
The ten tracks on On An Island, which has been produced by David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera and Chris Thomas, are:
On An Island
Take a Breath
Red Sky at Night
Then I Close My Eyes
A Pocketful of Stones
Where We Start
Additional performers on the album include David Crosby, Graham Nash, Richard Wright, Robert Wyatt, Phil Manzanera, Jools Holland, Georgie Fame, Caroline Dale, Guy Pratt, Willie Wilson, and, from Pink Floyd’s earliest incarnation, Rado ‘Bob’ Klose.
The ON AN ISLAND tour starts in Europe in March, goes to USA in April and returns to the UK at the end of May, with concerts in Manchester, Glasgow and London.
CRASH KELLY to support Alice Cooper
Anyone who has seen CRASH KELLY or checked out their debut Penny Pills knows that the Alice Cooper Band was a major influence on primary songwriter Sean Kelly. In fact, one of the strongest tracks on Penny Pills, “Love Me Electric,” was written after Sean read a biography on the Alice Cooper Band’s “trials and tribulations in the ’70s.”
Given this backdrop, it is with great pleasure that CRASH KELLY announces that it will be sharing the stage with Alice Cooper for select dates in May on his upcoming Canadian Tour. CRASH KELLY will support Alice on the first date of his Canadian tour on May 1, as well as the final two shows of the trek. In between those support dates, CRASH KELLY will be on the road for a Jagermeister-sponsored series of “Alice Cooper Afterparty” shows.
Before the Cooper tour, Sean on March 29 will take part in Long & McQuade’s Guitar Summit, an annual Toronto benefit show for the Coalition for Music Education in Canada, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all Canadian children have access to music education. There, he’ll perform alongside several internationally renowned guitarists (see the www.crashkelly.ca for full details).
New BACKYARD BABIES live album now available
While anticipation builds for the release of their new studio album later this spring, why not relive the best of the BACKYARD BABIES in the setting in which they were meant to be experienced? The Swedish glam-punks’ first live album, Live Live In Paris, provides a memorable snapshot of the booze-fueled gutter rock that’s earned the quartet worldwide acclaim. Featuring five tracks that have never before been released in America, it aptly proves why Kerrang! recently called the group the kings of “shit-kicking sleaze.”
Frontiers Records is delighted to announce that English born vocalist DAVID READMAN – current member of PINK CREAM 69 and ex ADAGIO – has signed to the label for his upcoming debut solo album.
David is just completing the writing phase and has already laid down 12 drum tracks with melodicrock.com‘s Producer of The Year 2005 and
PINK CREAM 69 colleague, Dennis Ward at the helm. Some song titles are Evil Combination, New Messiah and Over the Ocean”.
David’s ex-bandmate Dirk Bruinenberg (ex-ADAGIO) joins him on drums, with Paul Logue (CRY HAVOC) featuring on bass. Guitars are being handled by David himself. “With this record I’m trying to bring in all my great musicians I met over the years” explains David, adding: “This was something that I had wanted to do for many years now, ever since I started singing. I had collected songs over the years and finally it came the time to get it out there”.
Musically David describes the album as “basically Melodic Rock… with influences of my past projects, and of course not so far away from PINK CREAM 69”.
WETTON / DOWNES
John Wetton and Geoff Downes are preparing their first joint UK shows for over 15 years, following their acclaimed reunion festival spot at Ludwigsburg in October. Steve Christey and John Mitchell will be featured for these historic shows, preceding the 25th anniversary of the release of the first ASIA album, which was number 1 in America for 9 weeks and became the world’s biggest selling album of 1982.
Dates are as below:
March 1st Deal, Astor Theatre
March 2nd Wolverhampton, Robin2
March 3rd London, Mean Fiddler
March 4th Rotherham, Oakwood Centre
March 9th Newcastle, Carling Academy
March 10th Glasgow, The Ferry
In the meanwhile sound samples of the new CD “Acoustic TV Broadcast” have been posted on the Frontiers Records website under the Multimedia / Audio Section.
TOTO brand new studio album “Falling In Between” has entered the album charts position in the following countries in the first week of release:
# 6 Sweden
# 10 Netherlands
# 12 Finland
# 12 Switzerland
# 13 Germany
# 16 Norway
# 18 Italy
# 22 Japan
# 27 Denmark
# 48 France
# 53 Austria
# 56 Belgium
# 62 Hungary
Frontiers Records would like to thank all distributors, promoters and fans to make this release its best success ever. The band looks forward to meet all the fans during their forthcoming world tour to start on February 25th, 2006 at Hammersmith Apollo in London.
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the European release of SURVIVOR’s highly anticipated come back studio album “Reach” on April 21st 2006 !
The new record features all the signature trademarks of the SURVIVOR sound and an immaculate songwriting and style which clearly resembles the best elements that created legendary hits such as “Eye of the Tiger”, “Burning Heart” and “High On You”.
The album artwork was designed by world-renowned artist Ioannis (B.O.C, DEEP PURPLE, URIAH HEEP etc.)
The tracklisting will include the following tracks (click on the links to hear 90 seconds mp3 samples):
Reach; Fire Makes Steel; Nevertheless; Seconds Away; One More Chance; Gimmie The Word; The Rhythm Of Your Heart; I Don’t; Half Of My Heart; Talkin’ ‘Bout Love; Don’t Give Up; Home.
The band will also embark on a full European tour later in the spring, all details will be announced at a later stage.
Release in Japan is scheduled on King Records.