ALESTORM Announce Cover Artwork, Track Listing And Release Date For ‘NO GRAVE BUT THE SEA’

March 11th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Aarrrrrrrr, the one and only heavy metal pirates of ALESTORM are back, and they’ve brought with them their 5th full-length album titled ‘No Grave But The Sea’! Time to put on your eye patch and let the rum flow freely for the unstoppable international party machine, as ALESTORM have finally announced first and hotly anticipated details on their brand new album!

‘No Grave But The Sea’ will be released on May 26th 2017 on Napalm Records, now the band fronted by Captain Chris Bowes unveiled their upcoming album cover art as well as track listing.

Says the band:

“Oh wow! It’s a new Alestorm album! I hope all of you fellow humans & dogs like it; we think it’s pretty gosh darn ok! It’s also our first album to feature our grandiose guitarist Máté Bodor who brings his tasty & delicious solos and rifftacular riffing into the mix. This is the place in the press release where we would usually tell you this album is darker and heavier than our previous works, but that’s probably not true. It is, however, full of epic songs about pirates, drinking, and pseudoscientific cryptogeography. I’m sure y’all will enjoy those things just as much as we do.”

The track list of ‘No Grave But The Sea’ will read as follows:

1. No Grave But The Sea
2. Mexico
3. To the End of the World
4. Alestorm
5. Bar und Imbiss
6. Fucked with an Anchor
7. Pegleg Potion
8. Man the Pumps
9. Rage of the Pentahook
10. Treasure Island

No other band in the galaxy creates such epic modern symphonic folk metal anthems with endless hooks that will be stuck in your head until the heat death of the universe. Or in ALESTORM’s own words…”Stupid songs about getting drunk and stealing treasure”. Twisted together with blistering harmonized guitar & keyboard solos, thunderous power metal majesty, and unrelenting modern metal riffing, ‘No Grave But The Sea’ is nothing less than the perfect soundtrack to the most epic battle of your life. “A pirate’s life is simple; we drink and steal and kill!” So raise up your tankard into the sky for this brand new treasure of pirate metal!

To pre-order your copy of ALESTORM’s upcoming album, visit: http://www.napalmrecordsamerica.com/store/alestorm

In support of ‘No Grave But The Sea’, ALESTORM will drop their anchor at the following live dates! More shows will be announced soon.

20.03.17 CA – Montreal, QC / Theatre Corona
21.03.17 CA – Quebec City, QC / Le Cercle
22.03.17 CA – Toronto, ON / The Opera House

Festival Shows
23.-26.03.17 UK – Gwynedd / HRH UNited 2017
25.03.17 UK – Gwynedd / Hammerfest
09.-11.06.17 UK – Castle Donington / Download Festival
16.-18.06.17 FR – Clisson / Hellfest
16.-18.06.17 BE – Dessel / Graspop Metal Meeting
09-.12.08.17 ES – Villena / Leyendas Del Rock
11.-12.08.17 AT – Graz / Metal On The Hill

For More Info Visit:
www.alestorm.net
www.facebook.com/alestormband
www.napalmrecords.com

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THE DEAD DAISIES Announce ‘LIVE & LOUDER’ 2017 World Tour & Live Album

March 11th, 2017
by Celtic Bob


High Octane, rip-roaring hard rockers THE DEAD DAISIES have announced a massive World Tour in celebration of the release of ‘LIVE & LOUDER’, the band’s highly-anticipated live outing, out on May 19th 2017 via Spitfire Music / SPV.

In addition to prestigious high profile UK & EU Festival appearances throughout all of June, THE DEAD DAISIES are set to enthral Japanese fans with their highly-coveted return to the land of the Rising Sun in July after which they’ll travel to South America to make their long-awaited debut. It’s then back to Poland to play “Woodstock”, one of Europe’s biggest Festivals. August & September will see the band embark on their first ever North American Headline Tour where demand has been steadily building after 2016’s smash success of “Make Some Noise” and their summer tour with the mighty KISS

The tour will take the band to many new markets and revisit some old stomping grounds. Lead Guitarist Doug Aldrich adds: “The Dead Daisies update: Getting my guitars ready for the 2017 “LIVE & LOUDER”-Tour! We’re gonna be doing a quick blast this summer…come and hang with us when you hear about the band coming through! See ya soon for a good dose of the Daisies!”

The “Live & Louder”-World Tour 2017 will visit the following countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom, Holland, France, Belgium, Hungary, Czech Republic, Japan, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Poland, Canada and the USA.

”LIVE & LOUDER”, will be available in multiple deluxe formats & perfectly captures the awesome vibe of their supreme, sweat drenched, roof-raising live sets, recorded on a heady high at the end of an unbelievable 2016. The result, once again mixed by Anthony Focx (Aerosmith, Bad Company), is an absolute stunner!

Lead singer John Corabi: “We’re extremely excited and proud of ‘LIVE & LOUDER’! A lot of the fans have been writing to us and saying how much they LOVED our records but were even more blown away by the band live. The album shows the world how truly loud and supportive The Dead Daisies fans are! Turn It Up!!!!”

Rock & Roll is indeed alive and well!!!

LINE-UP:

Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio) –  Guitars
John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, The Scream) – Vocals
David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink) – Guitars
Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake) –  Bass
Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner) –  Drums

LIVE & LOUDER WORLD TOUR 2017:

EUROPE

Fri 2 Jun        Rock Hard Festival | Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Sat 3 Jun     Rock In Vienna | Vienna, Austria
Sun 4 Jun     Substage | Karlsruhe, Germany
Tue 6 Jun     Dynamo | Zürich, Switzerland
Thu 8 Jun    Amager Bio | Copenhagen, Denmark
Fri 9 Jun         Sweden Rock Festival | Solvesborg, Sweden
Sun 11 Jun     Download Festival | Donnington, United Kingdom
Mon 12 Jun     Liquid Room | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Wed 14 Jun     Boerderij | Zoetermeer, Netherlands
Fri 16 Jun     Le Forum | Vaureal, France
Sat 17 Jun     Hellfest | Clisson, France
Sun 18 Jun     Graspop Metal Meeting | Dessel, Belgium
Tue 20 Jun     Hirsch | Nürnberg, Germany
Wed 21 Jun     Hellraiser | Leipzig, Germany
Fri 23 Jun     Harley Days Festival | Hamburg, Germany
Sun 25 Jun     Bluesiana | Velden, Austria
Mon 26 Jun     Bluesiana | Velden, Austria
Tue 27 Jun     Rockhouse | Salzburg, Austria
Wed 28 Jun     A38 | Budapest, Hungary
Thu 29 Jun     Lucerna Music Bar | Prague, Czech Republic
Sat 1 Jul         Freigericht Rockt Festival | Freigericht, Germany
Thu 3 Aug     Woodstock Poland | Kostrzyn, Poland

JAPAN

Wed 5 Jul     Shibuya Club Quattro | Tokyo, Japan
Thu 6 Jul     Umeda Club Quattro | Osaka, Japan

SOUTH AMERICA

Wed 12 Jul     Opera de Arame | Curitiba, Brazil (special guest to Richie Kotzen)
Thu 13 Jul     Carioca Club | Sao Paulo, Brazil (special guest to Richie Kotzen)
Sat 15 Jul     Vorterix | Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sun 16 Jul     Teatro Vorterix | Rosario, Argentina

More South American Dates to be announced!

NORTH AMERICA

Full North American Tour to be announced!

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EKTOMORF announce release of new DVD/CD “Warpath”!

March 10th, 2017
by EvilG

Hungarian neo thrash masters EKTOMORF are set to release their new DVD, titled “Warpath”, on May 5th. “Warpath” includes the band’s entire gig from Wacken Open Air 2016 on DVD and CD, plus an amazing more than 60 minutes long, brutally honest and heavily entertaining behind-the-scenes documentary of Ektomorf’s tour life: “Live And Life On The Road”. This is real as it gets!
Audio mix was again handled by the band’s longtime engineer Tue Madsen (Antfarm studios).

Tracklisting DVD & CD:

01. Aggressor
02. Move On
03. Ambush In The Night
04. Holocaust
05. Black Flag
06. Evil By Nature
07. United Nations
08. Leech
09. Fuck You All
10. I Know Them
11. Outcast
12. Live And Life On The Road *

* Road Movie; available on DVD only

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN KEEP THEIR WORD!

March 10th, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen

They will return to the Czech Republic to say final goodbye, and they’ll say it twice! Mark Wednesday, August 9, 2017 as the date of their set at BRUTAL ASSAULT festival while Monday, August 14, 2017 is date of a farewell club show in Prague at Palác Akropolis.

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ZILTOID WANTS YOU! NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS WITH DEVIN TOWNSEND, TIAMAT AND WALLS OF JERICHO!

March 10th, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen

The Devin Townsend Project gig at BA 2010 edition was hit by a massive thunderstorm, where the heavens have opened up and tons of rain bombarded the stage and the fans. The fans however stayed in front of the stage through the whole storm and together with the band thus created one of the strongest experiences in the history of the festival. And this year THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT shall once again return to our stage and add one more show not to be forgotten! Swedish TIAMAT will perform a cornerstone of atmospheric metal – for the first time you’ll be able to witness this ultimate festival experience with the Wildhoney album being performed in its entirety. Both WALLS OF JERICHO and their frontwoman Candace Kucsulain should be in the metal dictionary under the entry powerful performance, don’t miss this show out if you wanna see real relentless intensity in action! SWALLOW THE SUN on the other hand are a fine example of the sombre doom as trailblazed by Finnish bands. Irish post-rock GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT is also returning to our festival after a great success they had at our fest in the past and it makes certainly pleased that our fans are open minded to welcome bands like them. Swedes THE CROWN on the other hand would probably have a success on every other metal festival out there and that’s no wonder because they put on a hell of a melodic death thrashing show! BIRDS IN ROW are a French Deathwish inc hardcore punk band, with the label affiliation already giving you an idea about their attitude. We are also proud to have meditative and disharmonic death metal diamond forged by fire and ice – ZHRINE from Iceland on the bill! And in the end we would also like to make the fans of contemporary attitude happy so we are welcoming aboard OCEANS ATE ALASKA and for the hardcore fans we have classic 90’s Long Island hardcore punk with VISION OF DISORDER.

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DREAM THEATER – Live at Ice Hall, Helsinki

March 9th, 2017
by Marko Syrjala

ICE HALL, HELSINKI

27.02 2016

REVIEW BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ AND ARTO LEHTINEN
PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ

To be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of tours where bands perform their classic albums in its entirety. The reason for that is quite simple; there are only a handful of albums without fillers by any band, and Dream Theater makes no exception here. The theme of this tour is to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the band’s classic IMAGES AND WORDS album. There’s no denying that the release is one of the most significant releases in the group’s history. The band’s second studio album was the first Dream Theater album to feature James LaBrie on vocals. It is also the band’s most commercially successful release to date, including songs “Pull Me Under,” “Take the Time” and “Another Day” which are among the band’s best-known songs. Therefore, the whole idea of playing the entire IMAGES AND WORDS turned out to be a good choice. Dream Theater pulled such a good number of attendance in Helsinki because the album is still ageless and means a lot for many people.

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Warrant To Release “Louder Harder Faster” May 12th

March 9th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Frontiers Music srl is pleased to announce the release of WARRANT’s new studio album, “Louder Harder Faster” on May 12, 2017!

Under their belt, Warrant has eight million records sold worldwide, two Top Ten Billboard albums, five Top 40 Billboard hits, five #1 MTV videos…the list goes on and on. Now, six years after the release of “Rockaholic,” the album that relaunched the band as a force to be reckoned with in the 21st Century, Warrant returns with another slab of muscular hard rock, aptly titled “Louder Harder Faster”, to be released on Frontiers Music Srl on May 12th.

With a line-up featuring original members, Erik Turner, Jerry Dixon, Joey Allen, and Steven Sweet along with singer Robert Mason (Lynch Mob, Cry of Love), Warrant are now stronger than ever. Mason’s vocals remain a breath of fresh air and his swagger on the songs gives new life and a bright future to the band. With production handled by Foreigner and ex-Dokken bass player Jeff Pilson (Last In Line, Starship, Adler’s Appetite, etc.), Warrant is sounding tighter and playing better than ever before. “Louder Harder Faster”, true to the band’s roots, is full of rockers with some classic ballads thrown in and will surely send their faithful fans into a frenzy.

Erik Turner says, “[y]ou can hear and feel the emotions of the last 25 + years of being in this band poured into LHF. The fun and the frustrations, the pleasure and the pain… a whole lot of blood, sweat, tears and beers went into the making of this album. Love it or hate it, its the real f’ckn deal, 100% pure melodic hard rock. Hand crafted by five musicians who dedicated their lives to music when they were just little kids with big dreams.”

Jerry Dixon adds, ” ‘Louder Harder Faster’ is truly one of our best records to date. It has all the classic Warrant ingredients that people have come to know, plus a lot of extras that keep it in the modern realm of todays music. It’s a perfect mix between Balls and Ballads. When we started this project over two years ago, we wanted to bring the listener back to the days of sitting in the living room and cranking up a record from start to finish. Making full records seems to be a lost art, we hope in some small way that this album helps people find that art again.”

Warrant was one of the most popular and successful rock bands to emerge out of Hollywood, CA in the late 80’s and early 90’s. The band was formed in the early 80’s by Erik Turner and Jerry Dixon. In 1989, Warrant released their classic debut “Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich”, which immediately entered the charts and launched the hit singles “Down Boys,” “Sometimes She Cries”, and “Heaven”, which climbed up to number two on the US charts. With extensive touring for DRFSR, sales exceeded 2 million records in the U.S.

In the summer of 1990, their second album “Cherry Pie”was released. The album turned out to be an even bigger success, featuring the Top Ten hits “I Saw Red”, “Uncle Toms Cabin” and the rock anthem “Cherry Pie”, which received massive airplay on MTV and continues to get millions of plays on streaming services and YouTube to this very day.

WARRANT’s signature style of rock is catchy, very melodic, and remains the band’s calling card. The band is fired up and more inspired than ever musically! The band will be out touring in support of “Louder Harder Faster”, so be sure to catch them when they hit your town! Full list of tour dates here: http://www.warrantrocks.com/tour-dates.html

“Louder Harder Faster” tracklisting:

1. Louder Harder Faster
2. Devil Dancer
3. Perfect
4. Only Broken Heart
5. U In My Life
6. Music Man
7. Faded
8. New Rebellion
9. Big Sandy
10. Choose Your Fate
11. Let It Go
12. I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink (Bonus Track available on CD ONLY)

WARRANT
Robert Mason – lead vocals
Joey Allen – lead and rhythm guitar
Erik Turner – rhythm and lead guitar
Jerry Dixon – bass guitar
Steven Sweet – drums

For More Info Visit:
https://www.facebook.com/warrantrocks/
http://www.warrantrocks.com

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ANTHRAX – Live at Ice Hall, Helsinki

March 9th, 2017
by Marko Syrjala

ICE HALL, HELSINKI

01.03 2016

REVIEW AND PHOTOS BY MARKO SYRJALA

Anthrax have been regular visitors to Finland during the past ten years. In fact, this show is the band’s fourth appearance here within past 16 months. But it seems that there’s a lot of demand for Anthrax as the band sold more than 2000 tickets for their AMONG THE KINGS show, held in Old Ice Hall in Helsinki. Anthrax released their latest opus FOR ALL KINGS on last spring, but this tour is based on classic AMONG THE LIVING album, which the band now is performing live on its entirety. The rest of the set was chosen by the fans who were able to vote for their favorite songs to be played.

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MOONSPELL NEW ALBUM 1755 TO BE OUT IN 2017

March 8th, 2017
by EvilG

The rumours are true! MOONSPELL is ready to release their next album this year.

The band is currently on pre-production with John Phipps orchestralmetal.com at their home studios (Inferno) in Portugal and has recently posted online some pictures of videos of their daily work at the studio.

The album title will be 1755 and it’s a quite surprising twist of events and direction for the band. Versing the Great Lisbon Earthquake (1755), the band has developed a lyrical concept that looks into the death and rebirth of Lisbon and how the disaster changed Religion, Politics and Philosophy in the whole of Europe. The surprise is that the album will be fully sung in PORTUGUESE!

What was supposed to be just a 4-song bonus for the LISBOA UNDER THE SPELL DVD-BLURAY (recorded last February in Lisbon with 4000 wild fans attending, to be released in 2018) evolved into a full length album that will be produced by Tue Madsen (Antfarm Studios, DK) who worked with the band in a few previous releases (UNDER SATANAE, NIGHT ETERNAL, ALPHA NOIR/OMEGA WHITE).

In the band’s own words, Fernando (lead singer) explains:

“We fell in love with the concept and made perfect sense to sing it in our national language, Portuguese. I guess we were just waiting for the right opportunity to work on such an album. Musically it will be heavier than Extinct. It will be earthshaking but also very detailed with orchestrations and percussion as we want people to relive the Lisbon of the 18th century. Singing it in Portuguese, allowed me to find a different expression as a vocalist and my job is to be the survivor of the Earthquake, roaming the ruins and telling you all about it.”

The band will tour Latin America soon and will play several festivals in the Summer.

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CAGE Announce European Tour Dates 2017 !

March 7th, 2017
by Celtic Bob


San Diego long time Heavy Metal die-hards CAGE have announced their spring, 2017 European tour dates. Celebrating over 25 years of touring and 7 albums, CAGE embarks on their most extensive European tour yet venturing into new Countries for the first time like ISRAEL, CYPRUS, SWEDEN, DENMARK, SPAIN, PORTUGAL and FRANCE. CAGE’s tour promo video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/csLbv46zTkQ

“We are fired up to be playing for our fans in these new places that we have not reached yet.” Says Guitarist David Garcia. “We have heard the cries for the CAGE for years from these places and now we finally get to play at a time when the band is at its’ peak performance. Our lineup now is just incredible from both the technical and visual performance standpoint. The guys really bring it every night!”

Tour dates:

March 29 Tel Aviv – Papaito, ISR
March 31 Nicosia – Exantas Love, CYP
April 01 Athens – Modu, GR
April 02 Tehssaloniki – Eight Ball, GR
April 06 Lenzburg – Met Bat* w/ Emerald, CH
April 07 Innsbruck – Livestage*, AT
April 08 Oberürsel – Taunus Metal Fest*, DE
April 09 Roeselare – De Verlichte Geest*, BE
April 10 Moers – Dschungel Club*, DE
April 12 Eindhoven – The Jack* w/ Lord Volture, NL
April 13 Hamburg – Bambi Galore*, DE
April 14 Copenhagen – Lygten*, DK
April 15 Trollhattan – Backstage Rock Bar*, SE
April 16 Helsingborg – Rockbaten*, SE
April 20 Geleen – De Meister*, NL
April 21 Pageny – Chez Paulette w/ Lonewolf, FR
April 22 Maubeuge – Luna Fest, FR
April 23 Paris – L’Space B w/ Hurlement, FR
April 26 Madrid – Sala Barracudas**, ES
April 27 Lisbon – RCA**, ES
April 28 Jaen – Pista Poliderotiva**, ES
April 29 Valencia – Sala Paberse Matao**, ES
April 30 Euskadi – tba**, ES

* with Guilty As Charged
** with Lorraine Cross

CAGE will perform an extended set each night with songs from all 7 of their award winning albums including their latest concept record ANCIENT EVIL. The band will be rotating songs throughout the tour so each night will be a different and unique show. CAGE will also hold a free meet and greet after every performance as they have done their entire career.

“Performing is the most fun part of the whole process but a close second is meeting all the killer metal heads after the show and getting to know new friends or reconnect with our long time ones. We look forward to meeting all of you!” says singer Sean Peck.

CAGE will be supported by Belgium thrashers GUILTY AS CHARGED for most of the tour and LORRAINE CROSS in Spain. CAGE will also be joined on various dates by good friends LONEWOLF, LORD VOLTURE, EMERALD, and HURLEMENT.

CAGE want to thanks TRF Booking Agency and ISP Technologies for their support on this glorious endeavor!

CAGE’s lates music video for the song ‘Across The Sea Of Madness’ can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/TYLR-H9VodI

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www.cageheavymetal.com

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Frontiers Music is pleased to announce the release of Snakecharmer’s sophomore album, “Second Skin” on May 12, 2017.

March 7th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

The British hard rock supergroup Snakecharmer was originally founded in 2011 by former Whitesnake/David Coverdale members Micky Moody and Neil Murray along with the perfect mix of high calibre musicians including Laurie Wisefield (Wishbone Ash), Harry James (Thunder, MAGNUM), Adam Wakeman (Ozzy Osbourne), and Chris Ousey (Heartland).

The band’s debut self-titled album was released in 2013 and musically the record showed a finely crafted hard rock style mixed with blues and melodic overtones, akin to Micky and Neil’s former band and Bad Company, with hints of early Foreigner as well.

Snakecharmer played live shows regularly in support of the album’s release and built a solid fanbase in the UK and Europe. In 2016, Moody left the band and was replaced by the Irish-born Simon McBride on lead guitar. Simon was hailed “among the best blues-rock players anywhere in the world” by Guitarist Magazine and has built up an impressive resume playing with outstanding rock, soul, and blues artists.

“Second Skin” is the hotly anticipated second effort from Snakecharmer and brings the listener straight back to the good old days of real rock n’ roll played with heart and soul. Slightly harder edged compared to the debut, but with roots still firmly planted in the classic hard rock vibe with a hint of late ’70s AOR, this new record sounds fresh and crisp.

Bassist Neil Murray says “It’s been a rather long journey, but finally I’m very pleased to announce that Snakecharmer are soon to release our new album, Second Skin. The band has now found its own unique musical identity and in particular Laurie Wisefield and Chris Ousey have contributed some very powerful and melodic songs, which still have the Snakecharmer blues-rock distinctive trademarks. The band works in a very democratic and collaborative way, which means that sometimes there is a lot of discussion before decisions are finally made, and it was great to have a more objective viewpoint from producer Gary Stevenson, who also fired the band up with his ideas, enthusiasm and sonic skills. We can’t wait to get out on tour and play some of the new songs, together with the best of our established classics, both Snakecharmer and Whitesnake, and showcase our new virtuoso guitarist, the brilliant Simon McBride.”

Strong, passionate, rocking, and blues-laden, “Second Skin” is quality British hard rock at its very best!

Tracklisting:
1. Sounds Like A Plan
2. That Kind Of Love
3. Are You Ready To Fly
4. Follow Me Under
5. I’ll Take You As You Are
6. Hell Of A Way To Live
7. Fade Away
8. Dress It Up
9. Punching Above My Weight
10. Forgive & Forget
11. Where Do We Go From Here

SNAKECHARMER
Chris Ousey – vocals
Laurie Wisefield – guitar
Simon McBride – guitar
Adam Wakeman – keyboards
Neil Murray – bass
Harry James – drums

UK TOUR DATES:
May 05 Cardiff, The Globe
May 07 Bingley, Bingley Arts Centre
May 10 Hull, Fruit
May 12 Sheffield, The Plug
May 13 Tavistock, The Wharf
May 14 London, O2 Academy Islington
May 18 Glasgow, 02 ABC2
May 19 Newcastle upon Tyne, 02 Academy
May 20 Alva, Scotland
May 24 Preston, Guildhall
May 25 Milton Keynes, The Stables
May 26 Frome, Cheese And Grain
May 27 Holmfirth, Picturedrome

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ACCEPT: Classic album “Platinum Editions” out April 14th!

March 7th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

 

Metal history gets an upgrade! The legendary first four classic albums by ACCEPT (“Accept”, “I’m A Rebel”, “Breaker”, “Restless And Wild”) will be available as CD re-releases (in Digipak format) on April 14th.
These re-issues were compiled in close collaboration with original Accept vocalist Udo Dirkschneider (official) (U.D.O./ DIRKSCHNEIDER). The booklets include the song’s lyrics, old photos from the archives and liner notes by Udo*; “I’m A Rebel”, “Breaker” and “Restless And Wild” in addition come with exclusive (live) bonus tracks, performed by Dirkschneider.
* The “Accept” album instead of written liner notes includes an audio-recorded interview with Udo in which he gives insight on the foundation of the band.
These “Platinum Edition” re-issues will only be available in North & South America, Asia, Russia, Turkey and the Baltic Countries.

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HAREM SCAREM To Release ‘United’ On May 12th

March 7th, 2017
by Celtic Bob


Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of HAREM SCAREM’s highly anticipated 14th studio album, “United” on May 12th.

The new recording offers up 11 tracks of trademark Harem Scarem music from Harry Hess (lead vocals, keyboards), Pete Lesperance (guitars, bass, keyboards), long-time drummer Creighton Doane, and backing vocals from original sticksman Darren Smith (who will be playing live drums for the band on tour dates). The band is back and stronger than ever!

Frontman Harry Hess says: “This year will mark the 30th year of Harem Scarem and I can tell you that we are just as excited about writing and recording today as we were then. The brand new ” United ” album is one of the best collection of songs we have ever put on one release and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it!”

Harem Scarem make it clear they still have something to say right from the start with the title track, “United”, a chunky slice of guitar-driven melodic rock nirvana that kicks off their strongest studio outing since the early 00’s. From there, the album lifts off with well-crafted songs featuring big choruses with simple and addictive hook-laden earworms. Each track carries a power-rock-packed punch, swaggering riffs, and hooks to die for. Hess and Lesperance without a doubt show the world that their partnership still works, that they indeed are still “United”.

With sales well over a million records in 43 countries and 12 top 40 hits around the globe, 2017 will see Harem Scarem return and ready to dominate while touring the world in support of their 14th studio album, “United“!

“United” tracklisting includes:

1. United
2. Here Today Gone Tomorrow
3. Gravity
4. Sinking Ship
5. One Of Life’s Mysteries
6. No Regrets
7. Bite The Bullet
8. Things I Know
9. The Sky Is Falling
10. Heaven And Earth
11. Indestructible

HAREM SCAREM

Harry Hess – lead vocals, guitar
Pete Lesperance – lead guitar
Stan Miczek – bass guitar
Creighton Doane – drums
Darren Smith – background vocals, live drummer

TOUR DATES (More to be announced soon)

– 30 September – The Music Hall, Oshawa, Canada
– 6 October – Norma Jeans, London, Canada
– 14 October – The Brass Moneky, Ottawa, Canada
– 20-22 October – Trent University, Nottingham (Rockingham Festival), UK

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www.facebook.com/harem.scarem.band

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Shadow-Loving Insect Named After Tuomas Holopainen of NIGHTWISH

March 6th, 2017
by EvilG
Photo by Jukka Salmela

Conservation biologist Jukka Salmela of Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland recently discovered a new insect species in his home country and while remembering Tuomas Holopainen‘s love for nature, he decided to name it “Sciophila holopaineni” after NIGHTWISH‘s keyboarder and songwriter. After the release of the band’s latest album Endless Forms Most Beautiful in 2015, Holopainen has been known as person being highly interested in evolution and the diversity of nature.

“I am very, very touched. This is the highest honour a nature nerd like me can receive”, Tuomas Holopainen commented after being contacted by Salmela, who asked for permission to name the insect after him.

So far, this particular fungus gnat has only been spotted in eastern Lapland, Finland, and lives in shadowy environments.

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New Video Metal Church “Fake Healer” featuring Queensrÿche’s Todd La Torre!

March 6th, 2017
by EvilG

Metal Church “Fake Healer” featuring Queensrÿche‘s Todd La Torre! From their forthcoming release “Classic Live”

Pre-order today at: www.ratpakrecords.com/metal-church

 

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