MADAM X – New deal & New album

Legendary Detroit Hard Rockers MADAM X have signed a deal with EMP LABEL GROUP, who will release their long-awaited sophomore release MONSTROCITY on October 31st, (October 27th in EUROPE) on CD and Digital, with a limited edition vinyl release planned for November. Produced by Madam X at Metro 37 Studios in Rochester Hills, MI, and Mixed by Michael Wagener (MEGADETH, METALLICA, SKID ROW, OZZY OSBOURNE), with additional mixing by Mark Slaughter,Monstrocity is a hard-hitting classic Metal/Rock record sure to serve as a proper return to form for Madam X, and a kick in the ass for fans old and new.


Formed in 1981 by sisters Roxy and Maxine PetrucciMadam Xrecruited bassist Chris “Godzilla” Doliber and vocalist Bret Kaiser, who released their classic, Rick Derringer produced, Jet Records debutWE RESERVE THE RIGHT in 1984, spawning the hit Rock single “High in High School”. 4 years later, after Roxy departed to join future Arena Rock superstars VIXEN, and original vocalist Kaiser was briefly replaced by an unknown Canadian vocalist named Sebastian BachMadam X disbanded, and would remain mostly inactive until 2014, when the original lineup reunited at the Sweden Rock Festival.

Fast forward to 2017, when the Petrucci sisters collaborated with vocalist Mark Slaughter on a Lemmy Kilmister tribute track for their VIP AFTERSHOW project, Slaughter who introduced Roxy to EMP LABEL GROUP head of A&R Thom Hazaert, who released a 12” “KILMISTER” single for AFTERSHOW, and the conversation soon shifted to the upcoming MADAM X release.

Says Hazaert, “When I connected with Roxy and we were working onThe Aftershow stuff, and she told me they were working on a new MADAM X record, I was extremely excited at the prospect of releasing it. After a brief courtship, we made the decision to put it out together, and I can honestly say I’m still excited. Madam X is such a kickass Rock band, I was always a huge fan of their first record, and to be able to release its follow up over 30 years later is just insane.”

Adds drummer Roxy Petrucci, “Hell may not be pretty but good things will find their way out ! It takes a huge pair of metal balls to sign a band like Madam XDavid Ellefson and Thom Hazaert at EMP put their love of metal first, and crushed it by signing Madam X ! Raw and flawed, Monstrocity will be unleashed onto the world in fall 2017 ! Long live Rock n Roll but immortalized in Metal!”.


The album features 12 hard-hitting slabs of Rock, including the pummeling title track “Monstrocity”, “Resurrection”, “Nitrous”, and an updated version of their 1984 hit “High In High School.”

Whitesnake – ReReleases 1987 in October

30 years ago Whitesnake released the legendary album “1987” and this year a 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is set to be released on October 6th.



The band states:

“We are extremely pleased to announce that a new reissue of 1987 will be released on October 6 on CD, Vinyl, Download and a 4CD/DVD collection which includes unreleased live and studio recordings, videos and a new documentary about the making of 1987.

Exciting times ahead – keep your eyes on this page for further information!”

Disc: 1
Still of the Night (2017 Remastered Version)
Give Me All Your Love (2017 Remastered Version)
Bad Boys (2017 Remastered Version)
Is This Love (2017 Remastered Version)
Here I Go Again 87 (2017 Remastered Version)
Straight for the Heart (2017 Remastered Version)
Looking for Love (2017 Remastered Version)
Children of the Night (2017 Remastered Version)
You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again (2017 Remastered Version)
Crying in the Rain (2017 Remastered Version)
Don’t Turn Away (2017 Remastered Version)

Disc: 2
Bad Boys / Children of the Night (Live)
Slide It In (Live)
Slow An’ Easy (Live)
Here I Go Again (Live)
Guilty of Love (Live)
Is This Love (Live)
Love Ain’t No Stranger (Live)
Guitar Solo (Adrian & Vivian) [Live]
Crying in the Rain (Live)
Still of the Night (Live)
Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City (Live)
Give Me All Your Love (Live)

Disc: 3
Still of the Night (87 Evolutions Version)
Give Me All Your Love (87 Evolutions Version)
Bad Boys (87 Evolutions Version)
Is This Love (87 Evolutions Version)
Straight for the Heart (87 Evolutions Version)
Looking for Love (87 Evolutions Version)
Children of the Night (87 Evolutions Version)
You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again (87 Evolutions Version)
Crying in the Rain (87 Evolutions Version)
Don’t Turn Away (87 Evolutions Version)
Crying in the Rain (Lil’ Mountain Alternate Take) [Ruff Mix] [87 Evolutions Version]

Disc: 4
Still of the Night (2017 Remix)
Is This Love (2017 Remix)
Give Me All Your Love (2017 Remix)
Here I Go Again 87 (2017 Remix)
Standing In the Shadows (1987 Version)
Looking for Love (87 Versions Version)
You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again (87 Versions Version)
Need Your Love So Bad (1987 Version)
Here I Go Again (Radio Mix)
Give Me All Your Love (Single Version)

Disc: 5
Still of the Night
Here I Go Again 87
Is This Love
Give Me All Your Love
Video Memories – The Making of the 1987 Album Documentary
Here I Go Again (Purplesnake Video Jam Version)
Crying in the Rain
Band Intros
Still of the Night

Pre-order your deluxe copy of 1987:

Stan Bush – New album on Sept. 22nd

Legendary AOR singer/songwriter (Emmy Award winning recording artist) and melodic rock icon STAN BUSH to release his 13th studio album, Change The World, on September 22nd via L.A. Records/Cargo Records worldwide.


The “Change the World” album also includes “Warrior”, featured in the Shadow Warrior 2 game. The title track “Change the World”, one of StanBush’s best songs contains a message of hope and unity. “Born to Win” and “Live Your Dream” are songs about winning and believing in yourself. “The Story of Love” is a power-ballad about how confusing love can be. Another amazing song is the closing track, “The Secret” which contains a powerful message of love. The all-time classic Stan Bush songs “The Touch” and “Dare” from “Transformers: The Movie” round out this masterpiece of an album. Look for Stan Bush to break through to a worldwide audience with this gem of an album!

Track listing:

1. Change The World
2. Warrior
3. Born To Win
4. Never Surrender
5. The Story of Love
6. Live Your Dream
7. Break These Chains
8. The Other Side of Love
9. Dare
10. The Touch
11. The Secret

The album was produced, engineered and mixed by Holger Fath at The Barn StudiosMoorpark, CA and mastered at Aftermaster Audio, Hollywood, CA.

Stan Bush


Stan Bush – Lead vocals and backing vocals
Holger Fath – Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
Tom Walsh – Drums

World-class rock singer, Stan Bush is best known for his song “The Touch” featured in “Transformers: The Movie”. An anthem for Transformers fans around the world, “The Touch” was also featured in the movie “Boogie Nights”, on Chuck (NBC), and American Dad (Fox), The Goldbergs(ABC), Guitar Hero, and the Saints Row IV game. Stan Bush was inducted into the Transfomers Hall of Fame in 2014.

In 1997 Stan Bush won an Emmy Award for Best Original Song, “Til I Was Loved By You“. Another of his songs “Capture the Dream” was featured in the 1996 Olympics. His tracks were used in two Jean-Claude Van Damme films: “Kickboxer“, a major film sequel to the action adventure film, “Bloodsport.” Stan Bush has written with many top songwriters likeJonathan Cain (Journey), Jim Vallance (Bryan Adams; Aerosmith), andPaul Stanley of KissStan Bush has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Autograph – New deal & New album this October!

Legendary LA Hard Rockers AUTOGRAPH have signed a deal with EMP LABEL GROUP who will release their forthcoming album GET OFF YOUR ASSOctober 6th on CD and Digital, with a limited edition vinyl LP version available in November.


GET OFF YOUR ASS is the first official studio LP from the revamped quartet, featuring original/founding members guitarist Steve Lynch and bassist Randy Rand, alongside new vocalist/rhythm guitarist Simon Daniels, and drummer Marc Wieland.

Lynch, an iconic guitarist, revered Worldwide as a bona fide guitar hero (known for his signature 8 finger hammer-on technique), reactivated the band in 2013 with bassist Randy Rand after reconnecting at the NAMM Show. After approaching original vocalist Steve Plunkett, who was unavailable for the reunion due to other business interests, with his blessing, the newly resurrected AUTOGRAPH recruited former JAILHOUSE vocalist Simon Daniels, the rest, as they say, is history.

GET OFF YOUR ASS features an updated, hard-edged (and keyboard free) sound for the band, featuring down-tuned guitars, and the fiery, blues-soaked delivery of Daniels, as evidenced on tracks like “Every Generation”, “I Lost My Mind In America”, and the first single, edgy title track “Get Off Your Ass”. The album also features an updated live version of the band’s classic rock staple “Turn Up The Radio”, performed by the current lineup.

Says co-founder, guitarist Steve Lynch, “Get Off Your Ass definitely sets a new direction for the band, with an updated, heavier sound, while still retaining the signature melodic hooks people have come to expect from AUTOGRAPH. This record is bound to get the attention of old Autograph fans as well as the new. So put your ears on and turn this one up!!”

Adds vocalist Simon Daniels, “We are so excited about this record! This is a lineup of brothers with a vision and the perfect chemistry. We wanted the record to be musically timeless, and translate a heavier sound featuring the melodies and harmonies, but with heavier guitars and a more “in your face” attitude. The lyrics come from the heart and are directed to people of our current era, with uplifting messages and positive energy. It’s AUTOGRAPH on steroids.”

On their partnership with EMP Daniels adds, “EMP is the perfect match for us. They understand what we’re doing, they have the same vision and we are grateful to work with such great experienced humble focused achieving people!”

A sentiment echoed by drummer Marc Wieland. “EMP shares and supports the same Vision we had for our new album GET OFF YOUR ASS. We are stoked to be part of their family!!!!”

EMP President (and Megadeth bassist) David Ellefson expresses a mutual admiration. “When I first moved to LA to go to MI (then known as GIT), Steve Lynch was the guy EVERYBODY went there to learn from. As far as guitar players in LA went, he was THE guy. I never did end up at GIT, we formed MEGADETH and obviously went down an extremely different path, but Steve truly is an iconic guitar hero of the highest caliber, and I am so proud for EMP to be able to partner with him and the re-imagined AUTOGRAPH to release this killer album.”

GET OFF YOUR ASS  is available for pre-order  from

Forming in 1983, Autograph gave the world the perpetual Rock anthem “Turn Up the Radio”, which still commands nearly constant airplay on Classic Rock stations around the World, and has become an iconic piece of pop culture, making appearances in mass media classics like Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and more recently in the hit film HOT TUB TIME MACHINE.

With seminal albums Sign In Please [1984], That’s The Stuff [1985], and Loud and Clear [1987]. as well as years of touring alongside legendary artists including Mötley Crüe, Ronnie James Dio, Van Halen and Aerosmith,AUTOGRAPH left an everlasting imprint on rock ‘n’ roll. Now this undeniable Rock legacy is reclaimed with GET OFF YOUR ASS.

AUTOGRAPH will continue to tour through 2017, and into the new year, with more dates added daily, and an appearance on the 2018 MONSTERS OF ROCK Cruise.

Upcoming Shows:

8/4/2017 Heath, OH Muddy Creek Saloon
8/5/2017 Clearfield, PA Clearfield County Fair – with Queensryche & KIX
9/8/2017 Ellsworth, WI “SCVR 27th Annual Chilifeed” @ Gas-Lite Tavern
9/16/2017 Kingman, AZ The Great Mohave County Fair – (Free show w/ fair admission)
10/6/2017 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena – w/ Slaughter & Vixen

MARTINA EDOFF – New Album out in September

Brand new album is coming up in September from Martina Edoff.
The album is called “We Will Align” and is set to be released on Sept 22nd from AOR Heaven.


The self-titled MARTINA EDOFF album was released in 2014, and
nearly a year later, the second record called “Unity” took her and her
band on a successful North American tour in September 2015.
She soon went to Argentina and performed for 6000 new fans as an
opening act for Tarja Turunen. The tour went on to share the stage
with The Winery Dogs on their European tour in early 2016. The UK
audience welcomed her the same year for a mini tour and she later
returned to the Rockingham Festival to perform.
Now she’s back with the third record “We Will Align” which will be
released on AOR Heaven on September 22nd, 2017.
Amongst the already acquired fans is the respected English rock
journalist Dave Ling, who discovered MARTINA EDOFF’s eponymous
titled solo debut, celebrated her with a full page article in Classic Rock
AOR Magazine and put her album on his playlist, describing it as
”Stirring, confident melodies from an unashamed Swedish rock chick!”
The great reviews kept on coming in from all over the world.
Together with her former co-producer and co-writer Jona Tee
(H.E.A.T), Martina decided to work with him on the third album. In late
2016 the artist started to write on some new songs and found more
co-writers who completed the music in the way she was looking for,
such as Jonas Törnqvist (Deathriders, Bleed The Hunger,
TreasureLland), Erik Mårtensson (Eclipse, Nordic Union, W.E.T), Benny
Jansson (Ride The Sky), Billy Sheehan (Mr Big, The Winery Dogs),
Jona Tee (H.E.A.T).
“We Will Align” is a melodic hard rock album with a bluesy note along
with powerful pieces and it goes back to the roots where EDOFF has
got her influences. The strong melodies are always there such as her
powerful voice. The musicians are the best to find and they are by her
side in the studio as well on stage, i.e. Björn Höglund (drums), Nalle
Påhlsson (bass), Stefan Bergström (guitar) and Jona Tee (keyboard/
hammond and production). The mixing went through the hands of the
legendary Tobias Lindell.


Martina Edoff (2014),
Unity (2015),
We Will Align (2017)

Track list:
1. Turn our pages,
2. Champions,
3. Alive,
4. We will align,
5. Lay down your arms,
6.Face the mirror,
7. Set you free,
8. I’m invincible,
9. Truth came knocking,
10. Brand new world

Newman – New album out in September

Newman are back with their new album coming up on September 22d 2017. The album is called “Aerial” and  will be released on AOR Heaven.


In 1997 Singer, songwriter Steve Newman formed the band Newman and since 1998 has been producing consistently high quality albums filled with hook laden songs and thought provoking lyrics and released 10 studio albums and one best of compilation up to today. The previous release, “The Elegance Machine”, was released  in 2015 and the band returned to the road with shows in Europe and their first UK headline tour.
Steve Newman continued to write throughout 2016, songs, of which some have featured on various artists releases, and some which are still to come. It was within this writing process that Newman started to piece together the ideas which would become his latest release, and 11th studio album.
“Aerial” now  features 12 tracks that return to the huge chorus’s, maintaining the high quality production values that have been prevalent  over the last albums. But this record, above all, is all about the songs, you could say it’s an unashamed AOR/Melodic Rock record and follows that rule across all 12 songs to give the listener a very consistent album. Once again Steve Newman has teamed up with Rob McEwen (drummer for the last nine Newman albums), the album also features long time friend Mark Thompson-Smith lending his vocals to “Fear Of Flying” and ” Two Sides”. Finally the mastering was taken care of by none other than Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) at H Bomb Mastering.

Track list:
01. Fear Of Flying,
02. Don’t Wake The Lion,
03. Can’t Stop Loving You,
04. Life To Remember,
05. High Tonight (Aerial),
06. Vertigo (Leap Of Faith),
07. Two Sides, 08. I Am Your Man,
09. Always Strangers, 10. Nothing Left,
11. Still Bleeding,
12. You Don’t Know Me