with the upcoming shows, tours and releases Leaves’ Eyes will introduce their new female singer: Elina Siirala, Finnish vocalist living in London. Leaves’ Eyes and former vocalist Liv Kristine will part ways for personal reasons.
Leaves’ Eyes: “Liv was the female voice of the band since the beginning in 2003. Together we toured through 50 countries and 5 continents, moreover we recorded 6 studio albums with outstanding singer Liv. We are full of pride in what we have reached together! From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank Liv for amazing 13 years of being our front lady, the work we have done together and all the passion for music that we shared all these years! We wish Liv all the best for the future, her solo career and other projects! Liv will always be an important part of the Leaves’ Eyes history but now we are looking forward to a new chapter and the new musical adventures of Leaves’ Eyes!“
Liv Kristine comments: “I am highly proud of having been founding member and front lady of Leaves’ Eyes, which has played a vital role in my life since 2003. Good luck guys, thank you for the amazing music, outstanding moments with our worldwide audiences, moreover, the passion we all share. Love, Liv”
Glenn Hughes is the newest member of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame for 2016 as he was inducted earlier this month with members of Deep Purple. He now joins the ranks of many of his peers like members of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Alice Cooper to name a few. It is a well deserved honor for his time with Deep Purple and in my opinion for his work with Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, Hughes/Thrall, Trapeze, Gary Moore, Black Country Communion, California Breed and his solo career. Glenn is and has always been in his own realm of excellence. In his 60’s he still exulted more energy, charisma, and vocal strength than any of the young bands he has inspired and influenced. He is a consummate professional and the epitome of a frontman.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Glenn at a bitter sweet moment in his life, he was inducted in the HOF and on the same day his father passed away. In this interview Glenn discuss his parent’s sacrifices to buy him a guitar, his time with Deep Purple, and reason why he did not perform with his band at the induction ceremony.
SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival is set for Saturday, September 17 at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Southern California. Eddie Trunk made the announcement with special guest Bret Michaels live on his SiriusXM show Trunk Nation with Eddie Trunk on Sirius XM’s Hair Nation channel on Monday, April 18.
Rock fans from around the globe are invited to re-live the filth of the Sunset Strip for one night only at SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival. The current music lineup is as follows: Vince Neil, Bret Michaels, Yngwie Malmsteen, Kix, Slaughter, Lita Ford, Vixen, Britny Fox, BulletBoys, Faster Pussycat, LA Guns’ Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns, Loudness, Junkyard, Vain, Tuff, Bang Tango, Pretty Boy Floyd, Odin, Gabbie Rae, and Circus of Power. The festival will be hosted by Eddie Trunk.
Vince Neil says, “I can’t wait to perform back in Southern California where it all started for me. This is a big kick ass event and I’m gonna pull out all the stops on this one. What a great lineup, in a great venue… see you in September. Be there!”
Eddie Trunk adds, “I’m truly honored to host the first ever Hair Nation show. As a lifelong fan, friend and supporter of so many of these bands on radio and TV it’s great to see them have their own event to celebrate their decades of great music.”
SiriusXM will broadcast performances, as well as backstage interviews with artists, from SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival on SiriusXM’s Hair Nation channel, via satellite on channel 39 and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. The broadcast will air the weekend of September 24.
General Admission and VIP tickets for SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival go on sale Friday, April 22 at 10:00 AM PT via www.HairNationFest.com and start at just $15 (plus fees).
SiriusXM listeners will be able to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public via a SiriusXM Ticket Presale from Wednesday, April 20 at 10am PT to Thursday, April 21 at 10:00 PM PT.
A limited number of exclusive experiences and VIP opportunities are available for purchase, including access to one or more VIP Lounges at the festival, premier seating and VIP restrooms, with some of the packages including exclusive meet & greet and photo opportunities with select bands, front row tickets, and more.
Information and pricing on all packages and experiences, including NOBODY RIDES FOR FREE, YOUTH GONE WILD, MEET & GREET VIP, FRONT ROW ULTIMATE VIP, and BOOZE CRUISE TRAVEL PACKAGE + FRONT ROW ULTIMATE VIP, is available at www.HairNationFest.com.
Two lucky unsigned bands will have the chance to play at SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival via SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival Battle Of The Bands, held Wednesday, August 17 at the infamous Whisky A Go-Go on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA. The grand prize winner will open the main stage, and the runner up–as chosen by host Eddie Trunk and other celebrity rock judges–will open the second stage at SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival. Bands can apply for a chance to play the SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival Battle Of The Bands by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by June 17, 2016.
SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival is produced by Live Nation and Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE) and will feature nonstop music on two stages, including a rotating main stage with back-to-back performances, VIP Meet and Greets, a vendor village, and more.
Live Nation, President – Booking, Los Angeles, Rich Best says, “We’re excited to be able to bring some of the defining rock artists of the ‘80s and ‘90s back to the outdoor amphitheatre setting of Irvine Meadows for the second year in a row.”
John Reese of SGE adds, “Rock fans traveled from around the country and around the world for last year’s festival, so it was clear that there was a demand for the return of the music of Hair Nation. These bands helped define an era when rock and roll was larger than life, and every show was a party. Bringing so many of these bands together at one festival for as low as $15 is a great value for fans.”
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre is located 8808 Irvine Center Drive in Irvine, CA and is less than two hours from Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. It’s also conveniently located a short drive from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, CA. For those traveling to the Southern California area to attend SiriusXM’s Hair Nation, there are a wide variety of lodging options in the Irvine area.
Hello Kurdt! It’s JP from Metal-Rules.com. Thank you for agreeing to the interview. You may or may not recall we met on 70, 000 Tons a few years back and I interviewed you (and the entire band) at that time. Time for another one! Thank you! The new album is charting and selling extremely well. To what do you attribute this new success?
I really don’t know other than the fact that having Mike back in the band has really grabbed fans attention. And apparently people think the record is good?
Where did you record the new album? Did yo have a chance to jam out the songs in the studio with the band or was it a matter of everyone learning their parts and sending them in?
We recorded it at my studio. We built it up around the drum tracks after the demos were completed.
As always you wore many hats for this album; lyricist, songwriter, producer etc…was it hard to switch roles back and forth during the project?
Not really but, it does help to have input from the rest of the band. It can be a bit difficult to keep perspective when you are so close to the project.
I realize you have been asked this many times but how the return of Mr. Howe come about? Were you at all apprehensive about the state of his voice after so many years away?
I was a bit concerned at the beginning but, after speaking with him the 1st time he said he was still able to sing and had taken care of himself so any apprehension was gone quite quickly. And the when we started doing the demos it became very clear that he was singing better then ever!
My friends and I often discuss the singers of Metal Church. Three studio albums by Wayne, four albums by Monroe and now four studio albums with Howe. With the return of Howe, does this in a sense, make him the official, ‘one -true’ singer of Metal Church…or ‘the voice’ of Metal Church if you prefer?
Well, in a way but he is THE singer for Metal Church!
Can you tell me about the inspiration for the album cover art? I must admit it seems a bit plain as compared to some of the other album covers. Did you make a deliberate decision to move away from the iconic ‘cross-guitar’?
It is the cross guitar. I made a deliberate decision to stay away from the cartoony typical metal album covers.
All of the Ronnie-era albums were excellent but XI seems to have a newfound energy? Where did that come from?
Im sure it was from the excitement of having Mike come back to the band and the fact that he was sounding bettr than ever. It gave us a new injection of life. And I also new that with him in the band that the atmosphere within the band would finally be a very positive one.
Many of the ‘classic’ US Power Metal / Thrash bands are experiencing nice career resurgences with Vicious Rumors, Helstar, Flotsam and Jetsam and you guys all putting out new albums this year. What is it that gives these bands the longevity?
I believe that its just the nature of the music. You never really outgrow it and you really never stop loving it. Besides with the new music biz totally affords us to keep doing it.
Considering the strength of the new material, will you be playing many of the new songs on the current tour? Will you being playing any songs from the Monroe era or leaning more heavily on the Howe era tunes? If yes, how do you feel about playing the songs that he sang on from the albums that you were not a part of at the time?
We are playing 3 songs off the new album and we are concentrating on the Mike Howe era for the rest of the set. We are doing a few from the David Wayne as well. WE wanted to play more of The Mike Howe era because a lot of these songs are new for this band and we wanted to play some newer material then what we have played in the past. We will not play any Ronny Munroe material.
When we last chatted on the 70, 000 Tons cruise, we discussed the possibility of a book, a DVD or a nice big Double Live album. Have there been any discussions along these lines?
Yes, we are still trying to figure out the best time and place to do a proper DVD and have a proper LIVE album. That is something that I very much want to do.
Lastly, what is your next step in world domination?
To play as much as possible and continue to make new music!!
“AC/DC band members would like to thank Brian Johnson for his contributions and dedication to the band throughout the years. We wish him all the best with his hearing issues and future ventures. As much as we want this tour to end as it started, we understand, respect and support Brian’s decision to stop touring and save his hearing. We are dedicated to fulfilling the remainder of our touring commitments to everyone that has supported us over the years, and are fortunate that Axl Rose has kindly offered his support to help us fulfill this commitment.”
The true inventors of Red Dirt Metal, Texas outlaw quartet TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION, are pleased to reveal another brand new track cut from their upcoming release Dark Side Of Black, out April 22 via Carved Records. The song appears as track one on the new album and is available for streaming right now via Guitar World. While listening, read an in-depth interview with vocalist Big Dad Ritch.
When asked by Guitar World what the significance of the album’s title is, vocalist Big Dad Ritch stated, “There are a lot of people who will work hard at blacking out your light, as opposed to working on making their own light bright. I feel I represent a mighty powerful bright light, but I also feel that when push comes to shove, the darkness I have hidden behind my light is ready to blacken all that holds color. When this happens, I cannot control my dark side. You see, there is always someone who has a darker side and I am the Dark Side of Black…”
Colorado THC fans should brace themselves for the band’s upcoming album release party and performance at Herman’s Hideaway in Denver, CO, taking place on April 23rd. It’s no secret that the show will celebrate the 4/20 holiday and that special plant the band holds dear, so in preparation for the show, premier local rock station 106.7 KBPI FM will premiere the band’s weed-friendly track “Knee Deep” on April 20th during “Your Morning Show” with host Willie B. The show airs from 6-10am U.S. mountain time and can be streamed live worldwide here.
The newly-explored heavy side of TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION is evident throughout Dark Side of Black, which embraces the band’s southern roots while exploring a murky, groovier feel – not straying too far from THC’s tried and true brand of rugged outlaw rock.
Pre-orders for Dark Side of Black are available now via iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.Dark Side of Black was recorded at Boot Hill Studio in Corinth, TX and Valve Studios in Dallas, TX with producer Sterling Winfield (Pantera, Hellyeah, Damageplan).
Dark Side of BlackTracklisting:
1. Come Get It
2. Angel Fall
3. Shakin’ Baby
4. Knee Deep
6. Into The Wall
7. Dark Side
9. Hit It Again
10. Gods Are Angry
In celebration of the album’s release, TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION will venture out on a U.S. headline tour with support from fellow Texas namesakes and natives Sons of Texas. The “Dark Side of Black” tour will begin its first leg on April 29th in Shreveport, LA and visit a total of 26 cities before ending at River City Rockfest on May 29th. The tour will include five spring festival stops (these will not include Sons of Texas). Before the tour, the band will perform five headline dates, one of which will act as their official album release party.
Tickets for the first leg of the “Dark Side of Black” tour are on sale now via http://thcofficial.com/. See below for a full listing of tour dates.
TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION Tour Dates:
Headliner w/ local support:
4/19 Minot, ND @ The ‘Original Bar
4/20 Mandan, ND @ Rock Point
4/21 Spearfish, SD @ ZBar & Nightclub
4/22 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
4/23 Denver, CO @ Herman’s Hideaway – Official Album Release Party
“Dark Side of Black” Tour w/ Sons of Texas:
*Festival appearances in bold – NO Sons of Texas on festival dates
4/29 Shreveport, LA @ Riverside Warehouse
4/30 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Hell
5/1 Jacksonville, FL @ Metropolitan Park – Welcome to Rockville
5/3 Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
5/4 Richmond, VA @ The Broad berry
5/5 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
5/6 Winchester, VA @ Blue Fox Billiards
5/7 Concord, NC @ Rock City Campgrounds – Charlotte Motor Speedway – Carolina Rebellion
5/8 VA Beach, VA @ Shaka’s
5/10 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East – Upstairs (NO Sons of Texas)
5/11 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
5/12 Manchester, NH @ Jewel Nightclub
5/13 Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
5/14 Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
5/15 Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s Tiger Room
5/18 Pittsburgh, PA @ Hard Rock Cafe
5/19 Fort Wayne, IN @ Pierre’s
5/20 Battle Creek, MO @ The Music Factory
5/21 Columbus, OH @ MAPFRE Stadium – Rock On The Range
5/22 Libertyville, IL @ Austin’s Fuel Room
5/24 St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
5/25 Omaha, NE @ Chrome Lounge
5/26 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
5/27 Lawrence, KS@ Granada Theater
5/28 Pryor, OK @ Catch The Fever Festival Grounds – Rocklahoma
5/29 San Antonio, TX @ One AT&T Center Parkway – River City Rockfest
About TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION:
TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION are the purveyors of their own patented Red Dirt Metal sound: designing their own line in life and in music. For them, there is no other way. TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION are committed to crafting a unique, original and thoroughly raucous brand of music that’s born of both life experience and a respect for rock ‘n’ roll’s forefathers. What exactly is Red Dirt Metal? Take outlaw country, toss in a dash of Southern-fried classic rock and mix it with some potent Texas power grooves and you’ve got a combustible sonic cocktail on your hands.
TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION’s 2014 release Ride Onhit #8 on the iTunes Rock Album chart, #5 on the Billboard Hard Music Chart, and #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. 2012’s Peacemaker spent 30+ weeks on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and 17+ weeks on the Hard Music Chart. Dark Side of Black aims to smash those records and bring on a whole new chapter of THC.
“There’s nothing about this album I don’t like. It’s all killer and no filler. Classic Treat. Go buy this album.”
-Dangerdog Music Reviews-
“Ghost Of Graceland” is brilliant!!! One of the best records that I’ve heard this year and a classic in my book. I thought that it could be extremely difficult to beat a classic album such as “Coup De Grace” was but Treat overcame themselves and released another gem, another classic.”
-Heavy Paradise- record
“There’s a real sense of songwriting here, and a focus on making sure that everything in the songs is memorable.”
Frontiers Music Srl is truly excited that the day is finally here and the brand new album from TREAT has finally been released! Ghost of Graceland is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon .
Ghost of Graceland, was produced by long time TREAT fan and respected writer/producer Peter Mansson and co-produced by Anders Wikström, showcases a band with a thirty plus career, that are hungrier and more energetic than ever!
But Ghost of Graceland, with all it’s delicious, action packed and hook ladden melodic rock that could soundtrack a party, also sees a band that reflects on their personal lives.
The band will be playing Frontiers Rock Festival III April 23-24 at LIVE MUSIC CLUB in Trezzo (Milano), Italy. For more information, visit www.frontiersrockfestival.com
Ghost of Graceland Track Listing:
1. Ghost Of Graceland
2. I Don’t Miss The Misery
3. Better The Devil You Know
4. Do Your Own Stunts
7. Alien Earthlings
8. Nonstop Madness
9. Too Late To Die Young
10. House On Fire
11. Together Alone
12. Everything To Everyone
– Robert Ernlund – lead vocals
– Anders Wikström – lead guitars and background vocals (lead vocals on “Together Alone”)
– Patrick Appelgren – keyboards, guitars and background vocals
– Pontus Egberg – bass guitar
– Jamie Borger – drums
Produced by Peter Mansson / Co-produced by Anders Wikström
“…the album is full of hard and heavy industrial tracks that would feel at home on a Ministry album”
-Wall Street Journal-
“SMM proves that Al Jourgensen still breathes fire. But this time he’s incinerating you with a smile on his face.”
“This record literally hits you like a steamroller with a jet engine attached to it. So if this isn’t a Ministry record, then I’d almost hate to see what is.”
-New Noise Magazine-
“Surgical Meth Machine is a flagrantly unsavory and musical extreme eruption of bile, belligerence and the blackest of humor”
“Walter White approves this metal.”
MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen’s new project, SURGICAL METH MACHINE, has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records for their self-titled debut album. The record, which was recorded primarily at Jourgensen’s home studio in Burbank, California with his longtime engineer Sam D’Ambruoso, will be released on April 15 worldwide.
Recently Al sat down with Billboard for an in-depth conversation about his career, SURGICAL METH MACHINE and much more. Check out the interview and an exclusive full album stream of the SMM debut record HERE.
Al has recorded a series of album trailers for SURGICAL METH MACHINE. The first album trailer where Al discusses signing to Nuclear Blast and the differences between SURGICAL METH MACHINE and Ministry can be seen . The second installment, which sees AL describing the album artwork and band’s name can be viewed HERE. The third webisode covering AL work with long time collaborator Sam D’Ambrouso can be seen . The fourth clip where AL discusses the drumming on the new album, working on music without his Ministry comrades and more can be seen . The fifth trailer where Al shares his thoughts on the music industry now and how it was back in the day
Pre-order Surgical Meth Machine via Nuclear Blast
CD – Track Listing:
01. I’m Sensitive
02. Tragic Alert
03. I Want More
04. Rich People Problems
05. I Don’t Wanna
06. Smash And Grab
08. Gates Of Steel
10. Just Go Home
11. Just Keep Going
12. I’m Invisible
LP – Track Listing:
01. I’m Sensitive
02. Tragic Alert
03. I Want More
04. Rich People Problems
05. I Don’t Wanna
06. Smash And Grab
02. Gates Of Steel
04. Just Go Home
05. Just Keep Going
06. I’m Invisible
According to Jourgensen, the sound of SURGICAL METH MACHINE’s debut release leans heavily on the aggressive side, but fans can also expect to hear a few surprises. “There’s a couple of real poppy things on there, which brings me full circle, because, literally, I don’t give a fuck anymore,” he said. “So I’m actually almost acknowledging that first horrible pop record I did in 1983. I’m crooning on some songs, I’ve got some pop songs on there, and then there’s just brutal assault for the rest of it. It’s a very dichotomous record, but it’s me, and I’m acknowledging everything that’s been me through, like, the last 35 years. Let’s just throw my balls on the table and hope somebody doesn’t have a meat cleaver running.”
Celebrity Site Glitzyworld Features The Great Kat Shred Goddess in Top 10 List!
“When people hear The Great Kat, they come into a state of musical ecstasy. During her concerts, she is known for her thrash metal interpretations of well-known pieces of classical music. And these thrash metal interpretations introduced her name in the list of ‘Top 10 Fastest Shredders of all Time’.” – Rohan Mod, Glitzyworld
Undoubtedly, one of the most intriguing tours of recent times for fans of classic rock and hard rock was when legendary guitarist Michael Schenker reunited with his former Scorpions bandmates, bassist Francis Buchholz and drummer Herman Rarebell, for a worldwide jaunt. And on May 6th, one of the standout performances of the entire tour will serve as the basis of a new CD and DVD release, ‘On a Mission: Live in Madrid.’
Recorded and filmed at the Joy Eslava in Madrid on November 19, 2015 (and also featuring singer Doogie White and guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay), all phases of Schenker’s long and winding career are touched upon, including UFO (“Lights Out”), the Scorpions (“Coast to Coast”), MSG (“Victim of Illusion”), and Temple of Rock (“Live and Let Die”), including several special surprises, such as a reading of the Scorpions’ biggest hit, “Rock You Like a Hurricane.”
And in addition to being available for purchase via the following formats – double-CD, Blu-ray, and DVD, there will be a limited edition “collector’s box” (limited to only 5000 copies worldwide), which will include the double CD and 2 Blu-rays, including extensive bonus material: rehearsal; the tour starts; outside the theater; soundcheck; Michael and his guitars. Also included will be a booklet including unique and exclusive biographies, written by the musicians themselves.
Relive one of Schenker’s best-ever tours with the arrival of ‘On a Mission: Live in Madrid’!
CD Track Listing:
1. Ocean Odyssey – Intro
2. Doctor Doctor
3. Live And Let Live
4. Lights Out
5. Where The Wild Winds Blow
6. Natural Thing
7. Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead
8. Victim Of Illusion
10. Coast To Coast
11. Vigilante Man
12. Rock My Nights Away
1. Saviour Machine
2. Too Hot To Handle
3. Only You Can Rock Me
4. Lord Of The Lost And Lonely
5. Rock You Like A Hurricane
6. Rock Bottom
8. Attack Of The Mad Axeman
DVD Track Listing:
Ocean Odyssey – Intro
Live And Let Live
Where the Wild Winds Blow
Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead
Victim Of Illusion
Coast To Coast
Rock My Nights AwaySaviour Machine
Too Hot To Handle
Only You Can Rock Me
Lord of the Lost and Lonely
Rock You Like A Hurricane
Attack Of The Mad Axeman
Searching For Freedom – Outro
Empire State melodic metalcore quintet, Hollow Bones, will self-release its debut album, Lionheart, on May 27. Over a year in the making, Lionheart was mixed, mastered and engineered by Randy Pasquarella at Pasquarella Recordings and self-produced by Hollow Bones with Pasquarella’s assistance.
Hollow Bones comments: “We are incredibly proud to present our debut album ‘Lionheart.’ It took us over a year to get everything we wanted, and although it was a long wait, we couldn’t be happier with the final product. We hope that the passion we put into making this album rings true with people who are looking to find solace in music. We hope that people hear the words we are saying and are inspired to take action, or are relieved in knowing they are not alone and that others have felt the way they do and that there is reprieve. Our mission from the beginning has always been, and will always be, to find people who are as passionate about music as we are about creating it. Promote what you love, and use music to heal.”
Vocalist Patrick Anthony previously told MetalUnderground.com: “Thematically [‘DRYTOOTH’] is very dark. I lost my brother in 2007, and the song is really about not being able to move past it. Carrying around the weight of not knowing whether it was an intentional death or not. It is about the hole in your life that someone can leave, regardless of how or why you have lost them. It is about watching someone you love suffer through tremendous depression, and being powerless to do anything.
“The song ends with my admission that I would have preferred to have taken his place. The song is about hopelessness, anger, frustration, guilt, and longing, and we hope that we have clearly conveyed those feelings, because I think everyone has, or will, lose someone dear to them. I think it is a very relatable subject.”
1. Wandering Sparrow
2. The November Diaries
3. Lionheart: Execution
4. The Altruistic Lung
6. I Watched the Snow Fall, and Bury Your Bones
7. Lionheart: Sonder
9. A Murder of Crows
Hollow Bones derives its name from the bones of birds. And while this may seem strange at first, it is those hollow bones that enable birds to fly. This idea – that something can be delicate and beautiful, but also have function and purpose – is personified in the music that Hollow Bones creates. With aggressive melody, raw emotion, sweeping clean vocals and crushing breakdowns, Hollow Bones has shared the stage with bands such as Emmure, Periphery, Whitechapel, Sworn In, Thy Art Is Murder, Texas in July, Chasing Safety, Born of Osiris, Fit For an Autopsy, Stray From the Path, After the Burial, I Declare War, Reflections, and many more.
Stay tuned for more information on Hollow Bones and Lionheart, due to be released this May.
Hollow Bones is:
Patrick Anthony – Vocals
Sharon Malfesi – Guitar/Vocals
Andrew Formale – Guitar
Kyle Cullen – Bass
Connor Warren – Drums
Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce JORN’s new album, Heavy Rock Radio, due for release on June 3rd!
One of the greatest rock singers of our time, JORN LANDE returns with a unique album of classics from artists and bands that have meant something special to him, and helped forge this talented man’s own unique style.
Through JORNs extensive career, which include more than 40 albums of mostly original songs, he has also recorded great versions of several rock classics such as Thin Lizzy’s “Are You Ready”, UFO’s “On and On”, Deep Purple’s “Perfect Strangers”, and many more. JORN also recorded a successful Ronnie James Dio tribute album, released in 2010. Every song JORN covers is treated with the utmost respect and “Jorn-ized” accordingly. A good example is his heavy sounding version of “I Walk Alone”, first released by Tarja Turunen (ex-Nightwish).
Heavy Rock Radio is not an ordinary album of cover songs, it is truly a songbook of hits. Featured – among others – are great versions of the Eagles’ “Hotel California” and Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill”, they all get the JORN style treatment and become powerful and epic, without losing their commercial touch. More great classics included are John Farnham’s “You’re The Voice”, Queen’s “Killer Queen”, and two absolute melodic rock evergreen gems in Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” and Foreigner’s “Rev On The Red Line”.
The original concept of the album was to create a jukebox of radio hits, but to avoid leaning too much on the pop side of rock, JORN decided to blend the tracklisting with a few more up tempo rock tracks as well, such as “The Final Frontier” by Iron Maiden (“probably the closest you get to anything commercial with Iron Maiden,” says JORN), “Live to Win” by Paul Stanley (a song which was also featured on the popular television series South Park), and a few hard rock classics show up as well such as Deep Purple (“Stormbringer”), Dio (“Rainbow In The Dark”) and Black Sabbath (“Die Young”) to complete the mix.
JORN says: “The most important thing was to treat these songs with respect for the original versions, my goal was always that the original artist would be honoured and find my version relevant. At the same time my intention was never to compete with the original song and artist, but make it a strong alternative version to enjoy. At the same time it is a well-deserved homage to these artists and bands, who influenced me strongly.
I have wanted to record these songs for quite some time, but was always too busy writing and recording my own music to make it happen. Originally I had a list of 40-50 songs I wanted to do, but I had to strip it down to about 15 songs before deciding on the final track list. This means that there are some unfinished business musically, and I will most likely record more of these songs in the future.”
Since releasing the critically acclaimed Dracula “Swing of Death” album last year, JORN has also been working on an album of brand new songs, which will be the successor to the 2013 JORN album “Traveller”, to be released in early 2017. JORN’s catalogue is getting too long to include in brief press statements, and his innovative and creative skills have led to him selling millions of albums worldwide, and being a frequent entry on the major sales charts around the world including Billboard. Worth a mention is his years with German based MasterPlan, whom he recorded three albums with. Claimed to be the biggest selling Norwegian musical export, since the pop band A-ha, JORN continues his rock crusade, and there are no signs of him slowing down yet.
The title Heavy Rock Radio came quite naturally, as the sound of this album feels like it’s tailor made for any rock radio station. This record is a special treat for all the fans, while waiting for the new original album, which is being worked on at the moment. Enjoy!
1. I Know There’s Something Going On
2. Running Up That Hill
3. Rev On The Red Line
4. You’re The Voice
5. Live To Win
6. Don’t Stop Believin’
7. Killer Queen
8. Hotel California
9. Rainbow In The Dark
10. The Final Frontier
12. Die Young
Jorn Lande: Vocals
Trond Holter: Guitars
Francesco Iovino: Drums
Thomas Bekkevold: Bass
Alessandro Del Vecchio: Keyboards
Except as follows:
“Rainbow in the Dark”
Jimmy Iversen and Tore Moren – guitars
Nic Angileri – bass
Willy Bendiksen – drums
Jorn Viggo Lofstad – guitars
Sid Ringsby – bass
Willy Bendiksen – drums