THE FRIGHT Release New Single and Video for “Oblivion”

October 13th, 2017
by Celtic Bob
THE FRIGHT Release New Single and Video for “Oblivion”
New Album Canto V Out Today on SPV/Steamhammer

Something dark but beautiful is coming your way shortly! The new The Fright album titled Canto V will be released today, Friday the 13th of October.
Prior to the album release the Dark Rockers hailing from Leipzig, Germany are releasing a new single and matching video for the song “Oblivion”
You can see the video right here on Steamhammer’s YouTube channelHERE.
Lon Fright about Oblivion: “Oblivion is our second single off the new record “Canto V”. This song almost wrote itself and became a true goth-rock diamond in honor to icons such as The Mission, The Sisters of Mercy or Fields of the Nephilim. Get ready to swing your coffin lid to this Song at the next party.”
Canto V is available for pre-order at
Put your hand on your heart: It’s hardly going to be any old random stories when a band like the Fright names its latest release after one of the greatest works of world literature. The title Canto V goes back to Dante’s Inferno, in other words to the opening section of his Divine Comedy, and it documents two things: Firstly, it’s the fifth studio album by the formation from Thüringen (which explains the Roman symbol for 5), secondly, it’s a particularly special piece of work, both musically and with regard to subject matter. For, even more than on their previous releases, on Canto V the Fright perfect their greatest strengths. At the same time, their first-class songwriting once again effortlessly meets international standards, sounding as catchy as it is ambitious. As we have become accustomed, the Thuringian dark rockers’ sound derives from a wide variety of sources, from Gothic Rock legends like Bauhaus, The Cult, The Mission, Sisters Of Mercy or 69 Eyes (who The Fright toured with in 2013) to traditional hard rock à la Whitesnake, Mötley Crüe, Guns N` Roses or Skid Row.
Photo by Liss Eulenherz Photografie
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ACT OF DEFIANCE Lands on International Charts with New Album “Old Scars, New Wounds”

October 13th, 2017
by Celtic Bob
Old Scars, New Wounds, out Now via Metal Blade Records

ACT OF DEFIANCE – the heavy metal group featuring the veteran talents of Chris Broderick on guitar, Henry Derek on vocals, Shawn Drover on drums and Matt Bachand on bass – released their latest full-length album, Old Scars, New Wounds, just under two weeks ago via Metal Blade Records. The band is thrilled to announce that the record has debuted on both the U.S. and Canadian charts, with more numbers coming in.
Old Scars, New Wounds U.S. Billboard charting numbers:
#20 Top New Artist Albums
#21 Current Hard Music Albums
#57 Independent Current Albums
#183 Top Current Albums
In addition, in Canada, the album debuted at #58 on the Hard Music Charts.
Drummer Shawn Drover says, “We want to thank everybody who pre-ordered and bought our new record Old Scars, New Wounds. We are very stoked about the first week chart positions with hopes that this will push the record out even further to new fans! Thanks again!”
You can order Old Scars, New Wounds now via Merch bundles are also available and feature the items pictured below:
Watch new music videos/hear new tracks from ACT OF DEFIANCE:
“The Talisman”:
On Old Scars, New Wounds, ACT OF DEFIANCE has upped the ante. Each of the 11 new tracks sound fresh and urgent while wielding a timeless quality that will connect powerfully with metal fans new and old – and there aren’t many contemporary bands who can make such a claim. Naturally blending a plethora of metallic styles and never recycling ideas, Old Scars, New Wounds is an even more dynamic and diverse collection than its predecessor. The title – plucked from the blistering track “Conspiracy Of The Gods” – stands as a metaphor for life in general, and the breadth of lyrical matter covered is as broad as the styles of heavy music found on the record.
Recruiting producer Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Allegaeon) they tracked the record bi-coastal-style, with Broderick laying down guitars in his own Ill-Fated Studios in LA, Derek and Broderick’s vocals tracked at Red Light Studios also in LA, with Bachand tracking his contributions at Manshark in South Hampton, MA and Drover’s drums were laid down at Atlanta’s Glow In The Dark Studios.
Chris Broderick – guitar
Henry Derek – vocals
Shawn Drover – drums
Matt Bachand – bass

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October 13th, 2017
by Celtic Bob


From the album HEADSTRONG. 

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Metal Church drummer Stet Howland begins chemotherapy treatments

October 12th, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen

Metal Church drummer Stet Howland has begun chemotherapy treatments, having recently been diagnosed with Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL).

Metal Church have issued the following via Facebook: “The first chemotherapy treatment wiped him out, although he is feeling better then before the diagnosis and treatment, he is still pretty weak. At this time, he is expected to have chemotherapy 4 or 5 more times over the course of the next 12 weeks or so. Each treatment will consist of Stet checking into the hospital as an inpatient and running continuously on chemo (16 hour drips, one right after the other) for just under five full days. On his days “off” he will continue to go in for blood testing, and will receive blood transfusions every couple of days.

The doctors, nurses and staff have been and are amazing! They are closely monitoring Stet and he has complete confidence in their course of treatment. Stet and his family have tons of amazing friends, family and fans to thank for all the help and support and all the well wishes and prayers!

Please keep all the good vibes coming, as Stet has a very long road ahead of him, but he is a fighter and intends to kick Cancer right in the ass!! On behalf of Stet, his family and his Metal Church brothers, thanks to everyone for all the support and good wishes you’ve expressed to him here!!”

News Source : Official Metal Church Facebook and  Bravewords

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New HELLOWEEN song feat. Hansen and Kiske

October 12th, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen

The legendary German power metallers HELLOWEEN with the expanded line-up — featuring the whole Helloween with vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen- will release a brand new song called Pumpkins United” on Friday, October 13. The track, available on the eve of the launch of HELLOWEEN‘s tour of the same name. The song can already be purchased from the Japanese iTunes store

Here is the song with the lyrical video



Here is the snippet version of the new song


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Pretty Boy Floyd return with their new release “Public Enemies”

October 12th, 2017
by Celtic Bob


Frontiers Music Srl, is excited to announce the new release from Pretty Boy Floyd entitled “Public Enemies” out on December 1st, 2017.  The first track from the upcoming release is “Girls All Over The World”! The Official Audio can be heard here:


You can pre-order the release now:


Frontiers: (CD & VINYL)


Apple Music:


Google Play:


“Public Enemies” is EXACTLY what’d you expect from these seasoned Sunset Strip veterans! A fun record meant to be played at maximum volume to help you forget about your worries, of which we all have plenty these days.


Kristy Majors says “Staying loyal to our 1980’s roots, “Public Enemies” is a true  follow up to the classic “Leather Boyz with Electric Toyz”.


Not too long ago, when rock was about having a good time, letting your hair down and creating chaos and anarchy, four guys got together in Hollywood and formed a band. NYC guitarist Kristy Majors hooked up with west coast front man Steve Summers and laid the foundation for their dream band. They worked, wrote songs and played and played and played. The band chose the name “Pretty Boy Floyd” because it seemed to describe them – four tough teens armed with guitar licks and teenage angst who set out to conquer the world.

As the new millennium rolled in, new music fans began to wonder what they had missed back in the heyday of ‘80s and early ‘90s sleaze rock. A whole new breed of young fans who weren’t born when the band first emerged began to discover their music. The original fans from back in the day and the new fans found common ground – a love of Pretty Boy Floyd’s music, sleazy shows, and fun times. Never mind what the critics think, or what trends may have come and gone. Having outlasted many of the critics who cried “they’ll never make it,“ Pretty Boy Floyd continues to record and tour the world winning over news fans both young and old.



  1. S.A.T.A.
  2. Feel The Heat
  3. High School Queen
  4. Girls All Over The World
  5. American Dream
  6. We Can’t Bring Back Yesterday
  7. We Got The Power
  8. Do Ya Wanna Rock
  9. Run For Your Life
  10. Shock The World
  11. Paint It On
  12. 7 Minutes In Heaven
  13. Star Chaser
  14. So Young So Bad


PRODUCED BY : Kristy Majors & Keri Kelli

STUDIO: Highway To Hell Studios, Mixed at Maple Studios

RECORDED BY: Kristy Majors & Keri Kelli

MIXED BY: Cameron Webb

MASTERED BY: Andrew Alekel



Kristy Majors – Guitars, Background Vocals

Steve Summers – Lead Vocals

JK Famous – Bass, Background Vocals

Jimmy Mess – Drums & Back Ground Vocals


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RAINTIMES Debut Video for “Forever Gone”

October 12th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

RAINTIMES, A New Melodic Rock Band

Debut Out December 1st, 2017!


Frontiers Music Srl announces the release of RAINTIMES debut album: a new melodic rock project featuring two young and talented Italian musicians, Pierpaolo “Zorro” Monti (Charming Grace, Shining Line) and Davide Barbieri (Wheels of Fire, Charming Grace) together with the awesome singer Michael Shotton (Von Groove). The lineup on the album is completed by Sven Larsson, Andrea Gipponi, and Ivan Gonzalez. The album will be out on December 1st, 2017 and promises to be an absolute delight for all AOR lovers out there!


Check out the video for first single, “Forever Gone” which can be seen here:

Pierpaolo “Zorro” Monti says: “Forever Gone” is a very special song that I begun writing during the sessions of my Shining Line debut.  I continued writing the song with the idea of making an album in the style of “The Storm”, so I asked Dave to add a few parts to complete its structure, and recorded the first demo the same day. We were very excited with the final result!  Raintimes is the album that I really wanted to use as a sort of tribute to my love and admiration for “The Storm.” I have played to death their two albums (especially “Eye of the Storm”). Their tempos, steeped in pure melodic class, are the perfect crossroad between AOR and Melodic Rock. The choice of Shotton as frontman was based not only on my love for his talents, but because I wanted to give a strong personality to the album and make the music more personal and original.”

A few demos were sent to Frontiers’ President Serafino Perugino, who enjoyed what he heard and gave the talented guys from Northern Italy an opportunity to showcase their talent to a wider audience.


Fun fact for all the melodic rock aficionados out there: the duo of Monti and Barbieri (together with Dave Zublena) actually penned the awesome song “Love Gets Through” from the FIRST SIGNAL album, “One Step Over the Line” released on Frontiers Music Srl in June 2016.


Pre-order the album here:




Google Play:






  1. Forever Gone
  2. Make My Day
  3. Don’t Ever Give Up
  4. Swan
  5. I Need Tonight
  6. Raintimes
  7. Just A Little Bit More
  8. Empty Days
  9. Together As Friends
  10. Missing Piece
  11. I See The Light


PRODUCED BY: Davide Barbieri & Pierpaolo Monti

STUDIO: PriStudio

RECORDED BY: Davide Barbieri & Pierpaolo Monti

MIXED BY: Roberto Priori

MASTERED BY: Roberto Priori



Michael Shotton – Lead & Backing Vocals

Iván González – Lead & Rhythm Guitars

Sven Larsson – Lead & Rhythm Guitars

Davide Barbieri – Keyboards & Backing Vocals

Andrea Gipponi – Bass & Fretless Bass

Pierpaolo Monti – Drums & Percussion



Niclas Olsson – Keyboards on “I Need Tonight”

Philip Lindstrand – Backing Vocals on “I Need Tonight”

Alessandro Del Vecchio: Keyboards & Backing Vocals on “Just A Little Bit More”

Erica Trovato: Backing Vocals on “Together As Friends”

Jesús Espín: Backing Vocals on “Missing Piece”

Daniel Flores: Percussion on “I See The Light”

Michele Luppi: Keyboards on “I See The Light”


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October 12th, 2017
by Celtic Bob
DEFECTO is Denmark’s newest and finest addition to melodic and progressive metal, featuring huge catchy choruses, massive riffs, blazing solos and grandiose symphonies. DEFECTO had a splendid 2017 including supportslots for mastodons such as METALLICA and RAMMSTEIN, and a nearly sold out Denmark tour. They end 2017 in style by releasing of second album “Nemesis”.

You can watch the first single and video from the album right here:

Watch the Video

With their second album “Nemesis”, DEFECTO’s musical mission has been to create songs that have an instant impact on the listener, with a focus on songwriting that breaks down musical barriers instead of
trying to fit into a certain sound. The result is unlike anything else found in the Danish metal scene – modern, powerful and symphonic heavy metal with melodies that’ll stay in your head from the first listen.

“Nemesis” will be released on December 1st, 2017, through Prime Collective.


1. Final Night of Silence
2. Nemesis
3. Endlessly Falling
4. Savage
5. The Nameless Apparition
6. The Sacrificed

7. Ode To The Damned
8. Gravity
9. Ablaze
10. Before The Veil
11. We’re All The Enemy
12. Ascend To Heaven
13. All I Ever Wanted (bonus track)
14. Revelations (bonus track)



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MIGHTY MUSIC celebrates 20 year anniversary with 2-day festival

October 12th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Scandinavia’s premiere rock/metal label Mighty Music was established in the autumn of 1997. During the years over 200 albums have been released, countless singles, thousands of songs published, numerous live events and a helluva lot of merchandise. We have worked and still work with artists like Artillery, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Mike Tramp, Solbrud, SEA, No Return, Marco Mendoza, Dim Mak, Panzerchrist, Brutality, Blitzkrieg, Forsaken, Lucer, Black Book Lodge, Thorium, Vanir and lots of other great bands.

This year, we are celebrating our 20 years in the music business with a 2-day anniversary festival, taking place in the heart of Copenhagen at the new venue Halmtorvet 9.

Alongside the music industry in general, we have had many ups and downs in the history of Mighty Music. From being an all CD focused record company up ’til today when we are embracing the new technology with digital streaming and alternative ways of releasing and promoting artists alongside old school CD & LP releases. I still remember the term “please return my stamps” and still remember all the hard work we put into the label back in the days and still do. I am very proud of the fact that Mighty Music are still around and bigger and stronger than ever. We will gladly take another 20 years in ring.I’m still metal, have long hair and a beautiful wife. My partner in crime, Bjarke Ahlstrand has short hair today, but a beautiful new wife and is still pretty metal 🙂” Michael H. Andersen, Mighty Music

MIGHTY MUSIC 20 years anniversary festival Line-Up

Friday the 10th of November 2017

INIQUITY (DK)   “Serenadium” re-release party. The band is playing their cult album from 1996 from start to finis and some.
THE PETULANT (DK) “Death/thrash metal supreme, recently released their praised album “Dictum”
PARASIGHT (DK) “Crust metal/punk with members from The Kandidate and Pilgrimz”

Satruday the 11th of November 2017

SECRET HEADLINER “Probably the best classic hard rock band out of Denmark and a must see on your bucket list of bands, Robb Weir, Tygers Of Pan Tang”
CHIRO (DK) “Old school thrash metal. Est. in the late 80’s and new album “Tunnel” out soon”
JUSTIFY REBELLION (DK) “Young, melodic thrash metal in the vein of early Metallica).

Presenters: Bjarke Ahlstrand & Michael H. Andersen

Tickets are 120 DKK per day and 200 DKK for 2-days. Buy tickets here

Michael H. Andersen is available for interviews about Mighty Music.



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Frontiers Music Srl Presents The 2017 Holiday Bash Featuring L.A. Guns, Warrant, Jack Russell’s Great White, & Riverdogs

October 12th, 2017
by Celtic Bob
Frontiers Music Srl Presents The 2017 Holiday Bash Featuring L.A. Guns, Warrant, Jack Russell’s Great White, & Riverdogs on December 2, 2017 at The Canyon Club! Tickets On Sale Now:
Frontiers Music Srl will be celebrating the holidays in style this year with the first annual Frontiers’ Rock Holiday Bash in Los Angeles! L.A. Guns (featuring the reunion of Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis), Warrant, Jack Russell’s Great White , and Riverdogs will provide the evening’s entertainment at The Canyon Club on December 2, 2017. Get your tickets to the show here:
Doors for the event will open at 6pm local time with Riverdogs, featuring Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell, kicking off the festivities at 7:30pm at the Canyon Club, located at 28912 Roadside Drive in Agoura Hills, CA. Jack Russell’s Great White, Warrant, and L.A. Guns will follow, in that order. Ticket prices range from $30 for general admission up to $65 for a premium VIP ticket, which includes table seating, a meet and greet with select artists, access to the VIP red carpet area, and a custom event t-shirt.
RSVP to the event on Facebook here:
Official event website:
Founded by Serafino Perugino, Frontiers Music srl was born in 1996 and is widely recognized as a premiere record label known for delivering quality rock music to fans around the globe. With offices in Naples, Italy and Nashville, TN, Frontiers has worked with a wide array of artists including Journey, Whitesnake, Def Leppard, Sammy Hagar, Yes, Rick Springfield, Winger, Sebastian Bach, Ted Nugent, Stryper, Boston, and many more. L.A. Guns, Warrant, Jack Russell’s Great White, and Riverdogs will all be celebrating new studio albums released through the label in 2017.
The concert is produced in partnership with Frontiers‘ artist Keith St. John, former lead singer of Montrose and Lynch Mob, now with Burning Rain, and producer of Ronnie Montrose Remembered at NAMM. Known for creating unforgettable special events, St. John is excited to bring these Frontiers’ artists together on one stage for what will no doubt be a memorable evening.
After a 15-year break, Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis have reunited in L.A. Guns and have been touring non-stop in support of their upcoming critically-acclaimed new album, “The Missing Peace“, which will be out October 13th on CD/LP/Digital via Frontiers.
Warrant was formed in LA in 1984 and became one of the most popular hard rock bands of the early ’90s with huge selling albums and songs that have maintained their popularity throughout the decades. Warrant, with original members Erik Turner, Jerry Dixon, Steven Sweet, and Joey Allen joined by vocalist Robert Mason, are currently touring in support of their latest release, “Louder Harder Faster”, which is out now on Frontiers.
Jack Russell’s Great White has been touring extensively, promoting their new record “He Saw it Comin'” which was released by Frontiers this past January. Russell has one of the most distinctive voices in rock ‘n’ roll and this album harkens back to the classic blues rock style he is known for.
Riverdogs reunited last year to record their first new album with Vivian Campbell (ex-Whitesnake, Def Leppard) in ten years. This is the band’s first announced live show with Vivian in over two decades! A special event not to be missed. “California” was released this past July on CD/LP/Digital via Frontiers.
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TERROR UNIVERSAL Updates “Make Them Bleed” Release Date, Announces Tony Campos and John Moyer as Album Guests

October 12th, 2017
by Celtic Bob
New Album, Make Them Bleed, out via Minus Head Records on NEW RELEASE DATE: January 19, 2018
Pre-Order via TERROR UNIVERSAL’s PledgeMusic Campaign Here – Options Include Blood-Splatter Vinyl, a Signed Guitar/Drumhead/Drum Sticks, Limited Edition Posters, One-On-One Lessons and More!


Masked horror metal frontrunners TERROR UNIVERSAL – featuring current and former members of Ill Nino, Soulfly, Upon A Burning Body and Machine Head – recently announced their signing with Minus Head Records, as well as the completion of their debut full-length album, entitled Make Them Bleed. Originally announced as an October 2017 release, the album will now be released on January 19, 2018.
In addition, TERROR UNIVERSAL are thrilled to feature the talents of guest bassists John Moyer (Disturbed, Art of Anarchy, ex-Adrenaline Mob) and Tony Campos (Fear FactoryMinistry, Soulfly, Static-X) on Make Them BleedCampos appears on the track “Dead On Arrival”, and Moyer appears on “Spines”.
John Moyer says, “My thanks to TERROR UNIVERSAL for allowing me to play bass on their stellar song “Spines”. Great song from a great band!”
Tony Campos adds, “Had a blast playing on the track “Dead On Arrival”. Really cool tune. Heavy, grooving riffs. Great hook. Looking forward to what else TERROR UNIVERSALdoes.”
Massacre of TERROR UNIVERSAL adds, “I am beyond f-cking excited to be releasing our debut full length Make Them Bleed to all you sick f-cks!  This album is full of metal crushing grooves!”
Terror is coming your way! More album details are set to be announced soon, but you can pre-order the album right now via Bandcamp, or via the band’s brand new PledgeMusiccampaign. PledgeMusic pre-order incentives include digital download cards, signed CDs, limited edition posters, t-shirts, stickers, limited edition blood-splatter vinyl, signed gear (including a guitar, drumhead and drum sticks), one-on-one music lessons, and more! Check out all pre-order options here:
Updated Make Them Bleed Track Listing:
1. Passage Of Pain
2. Welcome To Hell
3. Spines (feat. John Moyer)
4. Make Them Bleed
5. Through The Mirrors
6. Dig You A Hole
7. Dead On Arrival (feat. Tony Campos)
8. Into Darkness
9. Your Time Has Come
10. Piece By Piece
Vocals: PLAGUE
Guitars: THRAX

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REVOLUTION SAINTS Release “Take You Down” Video

October 12th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

REVOLUTION SAINTS—Deen Castronovo (ex-Journey, Bad English), Doug Aldrich (The Dead Daisies, ex-Whitesnake, DIO), Jack Blades (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees)—just released the latest video for “Take You Down” from their highly anticipated second album, LIGHT IN THE DARK. It’s due out this Friday, October 13 on Frontiers Music Srl, and will be available on CD, CD/DVD Deluxe Edition (includes live bonus tracks on the CD and on the DVD, footage from the band’s first-ever live performance captured at Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan this past April, a “Making Of” mini-documentary, and music videos for “Light In The Dark” and “I Wouldn’t Change A Thing”), Vinyl, and as a special Limited Edition Box Set (includes the Deluxe Edition CD/DVD, 180g Vinyl, T-shirt (size L), poster, lithograph and sticker).

LIGHT IN THE DARK builds off the classic melodic rock style of the debut, but fans should prepare for a somehow even more inspired set and a few (pleasant) surprises. Inspiring, uplifting, emotionally powerful, and thoughtful, this album WILL be the soundtrack to many a moment in your life.

REVOLUTION SAINTS once again teamed up with producer/songwriter Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, JORN), who was also behind the boards for the band’s debut album. Most of LIGHT IN THE DARK was recorded at Del Vecchio’s studios in Somma Lombardo, Italy, with additional recording taking place at Blades’ studio in Washington, Aldrich’s CasaDala studio in Los Angeles, and other countries all over the world while Aldrich was on tour with The Dead Daisies.

Guitar World describes the album as “…an infectious compilation of inspired songwriting and tasty guitar work, highlighted by Castronovo’s amazing vocal prowess.”

Pre-orders for all formats can be made at the following locations:

• Frontiers:
• Amazon:
• iTunes:
• Google Play:

You can also listen to REVOLUTION SAINTS’ newest music on Spotify here:

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Frontiers Music Srl To Release Operation: Mindcrime “The New Reality” December 1, 2017

October 12th, 2017
by Celtic Bob
Frontiers Music Srl To Release Operation: Mindcrime
“The New Reality” December 1, 2017
Artwork and Track Listing Revealed 

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of “The New Reality” on December 1, 2017.  “The New Reality” is the third and final chapter in the musical trilogy from iconic metal vocalist Geoff Tate. Following a little over one year after the release of the second chapter, Resurrection, in 2016 and about two years after the first chapter, The Key, Operation: Mindcrime is a creative platform that continues in the spirit of the historic album of the same name, spawning concepts as grand as the music, and intertwining the intensity of the former Queensryche vocalist’s iconic past with the provocative, progressive mindset that has made him one of music’s most resolute forces and frontmen. Joined by a cast of musicians, Kelly Gray, John Moyer, Simon Wright, Scott Mercado, Scott Moughton, Brian Tichy, & Mike Ferguson, whose talent and resumes speak volumes for the quality of musicianship that will be on display here, “The New Reality” is a another fine progressive rock/metal entry from Tate.

Geoff Tate sold more than 25 million records at the helm of Queensryche, the band he fronted for 30 years from their inception through 2012, earning three Grammy nominations, five MTV Music Video Award nominations, and one MTV Music Video Award along the way. The landmark concept album Operation: Mindcrime thrust Tate’s unique social consciousness, style and expertly crafted lyrics into the national spotlight in 1988, and was followed by Empire in 1990, the album that delivered Queensryche to arena-headlining status and sold more than 3 million albums on the back of hit singles and radio staples, “Silent Lucidity” and “Jet City Woman.” By the time the band released Promised Land in 1994, Geoff Tate was universally acknowledged as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and metal, and a driving force behind one of the most innovative bands in mainstream music. From Operation: Mindcrime and Promised Land through 2009’s overlooked gem American Soldier – Tate’s ambitious concept album that explores the consequences of war as told through the voices of veterans – Tate’s 13 album tenure with Queensryche was marked by exploration, intrigue, bold risks and gratifying results. “The New Reality” carries on that musically adventurous tradition.

Track Listing:
1.    A Head Long Jump
2.    Wake Me Up
3.    It Was Always You
4.    The Fear
5.    Under Control
6.    The New Reality
7.    My Eyes
8.    A Guitar In Church?
9.    All For What?
10.The Wave
11.Tidal Change
12.The Same Old Story

Band Members:
Geoff Tate, Kelly Gray, John Moyer, Simon Wright, Scott Mercado, Scott Moughton, Brian Tichy, Mike Ferguson

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Cartoon Starring Shredding Superhero Great Kat “Kat Kartoon The Flight Of The Bumble-Bee” Debuting at #1

October 12th, 2017
by Celtic Bob


Cartoon, animation & comic book geeks will love this outrageous & crazy cartoon “Kat Kartoon”, starring The Great Kat High Priestess of Guitar Shred shredding “The Flight Of The Bumble-Bee” at insane speeds, while the Bumble-Bee buzzes around! The Great Kat is the Ultimate Cartoon Superhero with her wild hair flying, inhuman guitar/violin shredding abilities and over-the-top eccentric persona!

Watch The Great Kat’s “KAT KARTOON THE FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLE-BEE” on Amazon Worldwide!

NEW YORK TIMES featured The Great Kat & “Beethoven On Speed”:
“The wave of the future might well be heavy-metal Beethoven by way of Juilliard. Ms. Kat’s ‘Beethoven on Speed’ album elevates furiousness to a would-be world view. It is built on speed-rock electric guitar solos (fast, virtuosic, nearly everything articulated with frenzied right-hand strumming and manic left-hand skittering up and down the fret board).” – John Rockwell, The New York Times

NEW Great Kat DVD coming in 2017!! Featuring ShredClassical masterpieces from Beethoven, Vivaldi, Sarasate, Rossini, Liszt, Sarasate, Bach. Terror, Bazzini,  Chef Great Kat, Paganini & More shred insanity from The Great Kat Guitar/Violin Double Virtuoso!!

About The Great Kat:
Legendary Guitar/Violin Double Virtuoso, The Great Kat is the world-famous Juilliard graduate Classical Violin Virtuoso/Carnegie Recital Hall Violin Soloist/Winner of “Artists International Competition, “TOP 10 FASTEST SHREDDERS OF ALL TIME” (Guitar One Magazine)/ “FAMOUS JUILLIARD SCHOOL ALUMNI” (“50 SENSATIONAL FEMALE GUITARISTS” (Guitar Player Magazine)/Reincarnation of Beethoven and the ONLY Guitar-Violin Double Virtuoso since Niccolo Paganini, UPDATING Classical Music for the FUTURE with VIRTUOSITY, SPEED, POWER & OUTRAGEOUS PERSONA! The New York Times declared: “The wave of the future might well be heavy-metal Beethoven by way of Juilliard. Ms. Kat’s ‘Beethoven on Speed’ album elevates furiousness to a would-be world view.”

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TESTAMENT’s STEVE DI GIORGIO at #16 on Loudwire’s ‘Top 66 Hard Rock + Metal Bassists of All Time’!

October 12th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

TESTAMENT’s STEVE DI GIORGIO at #16 on Loudwire’s ‘Top 66 Hard Rock + Metal Bassists of All Time’!

ALPHA OMEGA Management wants to congratulate STEVE DI GIORGIO for the #16 position on Loudwire’s ‘Top 66 Metal Basists of All Time’!

Loudwire writes:
When it comes to hard rock and heavy metal, bass players are, almost by definition, typically the most unselfish components of any band. They may not experience the godlike rush enjoyed by singers as the focal point of most concert performances; nor the wild response elicited by guitar heroes with every blazing display of fretboard proficiency; nor even the adulation eaten up by drummers. Instead, a bassist’s reward — if you can call it that — generally involves the thankless responsibility of holding all the music together while keeping his bandmates’ egos in check by way of his own, less selfish example.

Here, we give bassists their due with our picks for the Top 66 Hard Rock + Metal Bassists of All Time based on several factors, including technical ability, groundbreaking contributions, range of influence, years of service and, sure, popularity, plain and simple. These factors are inevitably subjective to a point, but we did our best to line them up according to their overall impact on the conscience of music fans, while praising their individual strengths along the way. Ultimately, what matters most is recognizing their amazing talents and comparatively selfless contributions to the “me, me ME!” world of rock and roll, so we’ll get right to it by paraphrasing the Godfather of Soul, James Brown: “Let’s give the bassist some!”

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As previously announced, STEVE DI GIORGIO signed the worldwide Artist Deal with ALPHA OMEGA Management, inaugurating the new ALPHA OMEGA Management Branch, dedicated to the needs and interests (Booking, media, communication, promotion) of session musicians and solo artists. Watch Steve’s video announcement here:

Please Note, STEVE DI GIORGIO is available for studio sessions. For further information, please contact via email:

STEVE DI GIORGIO doesn’t need any longer introductions, as he is widely renowned as a pioneer on the fretless bass in heavy metal music, being the bassist of TESTAMENT, DEATH and SADUS, among others. Within his genre, STEVE DI GIORGIO is respected for his playing skills, versatility and incredible technique. He has more than 40 studio album recordings and over 20 years of touring the world.

Watch Steve Di Giorgio LowDown: Bass Playthrough | Terra Odium – Crawling:

More information at:
STEVE DI GIORGIO: http://www.stevedigiorgio.com

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