ARK ASCENT – Release ‘Sanctuary’ Music Video/Single…

UK progressive metal band, ARK ASCENT, featuring former Shadow Keep vocalist Rogue Marechal and current DGM bassist Andrea Arcangeli have released a new music video and single for ‘Sanctuary‘, the song is taken from their debut album ‘Downfall‘, which is set for release in September.

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ARK ASCENT was formed in 2011 as ‘Prophecy‘ around composer and multi-instrumentalist Jack Kirby, then 19. Pre-production for the tracks that were eventually going to make the cut for their debut album started that same year, with Rogue Marechal (ex-ShadowKeep) on vocal duties. It would take a few years of fine tuning before the songs were to be considered ready for mixdown and Rich Hinks (AnnihilatorAeon Zen) brought in to co-produce and mix the album.

With their first release, ARK ASCENT take you on a journey, following the fate of humankind at the onset of a major disaster that will eventually lead to its destruction. Sanctuary is the first single from the forthcoming debut album Downfall, scheduled for release this September.

Sanctuary is the song on the album that has gone through the most changes during pre-production. Overall the album is quite dark and lyrically this one is no different, but we really wanted to make a song that had a more uplifting feel to it and the final arrangements and mix reflect this. It really is a great introduction to the band and it became the obvious choice when time came to pick a song suitable for a promo video” (Rogue Marechal).

ARK ASCENT is:

Rogue Marechal – Vocals (ex-ShadowKeep)
Jack Kirby – Guitars
Andrea Arcangeli – Bass (DGM)
Michael Brush – Drums (Sirenia)
Katia Filipovic – Keyboards

www.arkascent.com
www.facebook.com/arkascentband

PHIL LANZON (URIAH HEEP) – NEW Album In August…….

URIAH HEEP keyboard man PHIL LANZON (GRAND PRIX, JOHN LAWTON, SWEET) has announced the release of his brand new solo album ‘48 Seconds‘, on August 2nd, 2019 via Phil Lanzon Ditties/Cargo Records UKLANZON joined URIAH HEEP by replacing JOHN SINCLAIR.

The album is available from Musicglue.com/phil-lanzon and phillanzon.com also distributed on Cargo Records UK from 2nd August. Available on CD, double gatefold coloured vinyl and all digital outlets soon to be published.

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Track list:

1. Azura’s Theme (Instrumental)
2. In The Rain
3. Forty Line
4. Rock N Roll Children
5. Blue Mountain
6. Look At The Time
7. Road To London
8. You Can Make A Living
9. Face To Face
10. 48 Seconds

All songs written by Phil Lanzon. Produced and mixed by Simon Hanhart. Arranged by Richard Cottle. Co-produced by Phil Lanzon. Cover painting and all artwork by Michael Cheval.

Line Up:

Phil Lanzon – Keys and lead vocals (Uriah Heep, Grand Prix, John Lawton, Sweet)
John Mitchell – Lead vocals  (Arena, Frost, Kino, It Bites)
Andy Makin – Lead vocals
Richard Cottle – Additional keys, Saxes (Charlie, Keats, Alan Parsons Project, John Parr)
Neal Wilkinson – Drums
Adam Goldsmith – Guitar
Mick O’Donohue – Giutar
Miriam Grey – Lead vocals, background vocals
Phoebe Street, Andy Caine, Andy Playfoot – Background vocals
Tom Walsh – Trumpets
Clare Mcinerney – Saxes
Neil Sidwell – Trombones
Chris Haigh – Violin solo
Richard Harwood – Cello solo
Levine Andrade – Viola solo
London Telefilmonic Orchestra – Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Double Bass

DREAM COMPANY – Signs with Tanzan Music…..

Dream Company is a new act joining Tanzan Music records artists’ roster.
The italian melodic rockers and former Bon Jovi tribute band, will release their debut album in October 2019.

Produced by Mario Percudani (Hungryheart, Hardline), the record will be presented with a special live show at HT Factory in Milan on September 21st, as opening act for Hardline (Frontiers Records).

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Dream Company line up features
Giulio Garghentini  vocal (solo album ‘Believe’ 2013 – Tanzan Music)
Stefano Scola bass (Hungryheart)
Enrico Modini  guitar and piano
and Davide Colombi  drums.

 

AD INFINITUM – Sign worldwide contract with Napalm Records!

The insanely talented AD INFINITUM sign worldwide contract with Napalm Records!
We are proud to have signed with one of the most talented symphonic power metal outlets in 2019! AD INFINITUM was founded in 2018 in Montreux, Switzerland as Melissa Bonny’s solo project that became a solid band, when she joined forces with Adrian Theßenvitz, Jonas Asplind and Niklas Müller. Now it’s time to push it to the next level! AD INFINITUM are already planning an album for early next year, which will be released via Napalm Records.

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AD INFINITUM’s statement:
“As the work on our album comes closer to its end, we are thrilled to announce that its arrival will be in good hands. We couldn’t hope for a better collaboration for this release than with Napalm Records. And cherry on the cake, the promotion of the album will start with a European tour with three talented bands. Stay tuned! Adrian, Niklas, Jonas & Melissa.”
Melissa Bonny, known from RAGE OF LIGHT and as guest-musician at WARKINGS, created Ad Infinitum as powerful mix between the beauty and magic of symphonic melodies and hard metal riffs. Melissa enchants her fans with her extremely changeable and unique voice.
Get in the AD INFINITUM vibe watching “I Am The Storm” HERE

VITNE : ‘Encephalon’ Single & Music Video released…..

Norway’s melodic hard rock artist VITNE is back with a brand new single “Encephalon” together with a captivating new music video. This is VITNE‘s first new release since 2018’s single “Vanquish the Night“. “Encephalon” seamlessly capture’s VITNE‘s knack for anthemic choruses and thought-provoking atmosphere

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VITNE‘s 2017 award-winning album JUPITER showed a darker side to his songwriting, and “Encephlon” continues this approach, albeit differently. The new single shows an even more experimental side while continuing forward with his own unique style of melodic rock.

Surfacing in the music world in Norway in 2013, over the years VITNE has drawn comparisons to artist heavyweights, notably being described as “Billy Idol meets X Japan“. With influences ranging from 80s glam, power metal and Japanese visual kei, his music has reached fans around the globe from Brazil to Russia and Japan, celebrated for its inspirational quality and feeling of perseverance. VITNE‘s music has also been featured in the Drums Hero video game and most recently included on the fourth volume of “When in Doubt, Wolf it Out“, a tribute album series dedicated to Andrew W.K.

Website: https://www.vitne.net
Bandcamp: https://vitne.bandcamp.com/track/encephalon-3
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/28a30M890PIXbtaQBlMOgp
iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/encephalon-single/1470799661

BULLRING: Deal with Street Symphonies Records…

Street Symphonies Records & Burning Minds Music Group are proud to announce the signing of hard-rockers Bullring, for the release of their official debut album, “Break Down The Gate”.
Born in 2018 after a meeting of Remo Ferrari and the core members of Big Ones (Italian renowned Aerosmith tribute band) Dave Pola & Luca FerraresiBullring immediately showed the interest in writing and recording some unreleased material, aiming to bring their music to a widespread audience. With a talented group of three experienced musicians, who shared stages & studios with international stars like Steven Adler & Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses), John Corabi (Motley Crue), Faster PussycatFederico Poggipollini (Litfiba, Ligabue), Michele Luppi (Whitesnake), Elio E Le Storie TeseStef Burns (Vasco Rossi, Alice Cooper) & Irene GrandiBullring are ready to present to the rock fans their mighty hard-rock approach, inspired by the punchy American rock sound of bands like Black Stone Cherry, Pride & Glory, Black Label Society & Hinder.

Debut “Break Down The Gate” is set for release in September via Street Symphonies Records / Burning Minds Music Group, with artwork and graphics developed by Aeglos Art (Wheels Of Fire, Alchemy, Firmo). Further details about tracklist, cover artwork, official release date and first single “You’re Just What You’re Fighting For” will follow in the forthcoming weeks.

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Bullring is:

Remo Ferrari: Vocals & Bass

Dave Pola: Guitars

Luca Ferraresi: Drums

 

Web/Social Links:

https://www.bullringband.com

https://www.facebook.com/bullringband

http://www.burningmindsgroup.com/street-symphonies

https://www.facebook.com/streetsymphonies

VISIONS OF ATLANTIS – NEW ALBUM in AUGUST….

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS will release a new album titled Wanderers on August 30th via Napalm Records. Following their chart breaking album The Deep & The Dark (2018), the band adds another spectacular album to their repertoire.

Wanderers is VISIONS OF ATLANTIS’ seventh album. The listener will be taken on a journey into the breathtaking depths of the symphonic metal universe. Wanderers offers a captivating musical and lyrical journey across the untamed seas along a powerful path towards self-discovery. It’s armed with amazing duets by Clémentine Delauney and Michele Guaitoli and is one of the most intense and profound symphonic metal albums the world has seen (or rather, heard) in the past 15 years.

VISIONS OF ATLANTIS really went all-in regarding their promotional photoshoot for the album. They chose a deserted beach along the coast of the vast Atlantic Ocean, including stranded pirate ships and a harsh coastline created by the elements. It is quite obvious why the Peninsula of Quiberon was the perfect destination for this photo shoot: the natural light and rough seas supplied a beautiful backdrop and the pictures capture the vision of Wanderers perfectly.
Accompanying the release of Wanderers, the band will set out to tour many places in Europe:
Festivals
05.07.19 DE – Nordheim / Sunstorm Festival
06.07.19 DE – Ballenstedt / Rock Harz Festival
25.07.19 RU – Serpukhov / Big Gun Festival
11.07.19 DE – Balingen / Bang Your Head!! Festival – SPECIAL SHOW WITH ORCHESTRA!
11.08.19 PT – Vagos / Vagos Metal Fest
16.08.19 CZ – Moravský Krumlov / Rock Heart Festival
17.08.19 SE – Lugnet, Falun / Sabaton Open Air

ALBUM RELEASE SHOWS
28.08.19 AT – Bruck/Mur / Dachbodentheater 2.0
29.08.19 DE – Munich / Backstage
30.08.19 DE – Bochum / Rockpalast
31.08.19 DE – Siegburg / Kubana
01.09.19 DE – Frankfurt / Nachtleben

Sepcial Guest for FREEDOM CALL:
04.10.19 SK – Kosice / Kasarne
08.10.19 DE – Hamburg / Knust
09.10.19 DE – Berlin / Musik & Frieden
10.10.19 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal
11.10.19 CZ – Prague / Meet Factory
12.10.19 CZ – Zlin / Masters of Rock Cafe
13.10.19 HU – Budapest / Dürer Kert
16.10.19 DE – Cologne / Club Volta
17.10.19 DE – Stuttgart / clubCANN
18.10.19 DE – Erfurt / HsD
19.10.19 CH – Pratteln / Z7

 

About VISIONS OF ATLANTIS:
Visions of Atlantis is an Austrian-French-Italian Symphonic Metal band that was formed in August 2000 in the beautiful town of Bruck an der Mur. Visions of Atlantis uses harmonies of male and female vocals from the beginning of their career, which makes them extraordinary and distinctive from other bands of the genre. The band consists of Clémentine Delauney (vocals), Michele Guaitoli (vocals), Christian Douscha (guitar), Thomas Caser (drums) and Herbert Glos (bass).

WHITE BOY AND THE AVERAGE RAT BAND – New album out….NOW!

American Rock ‘n Roll band, WHITE BOY AND THE AVERAGE RAT BAND, have released their first full-length album in over 39-years, ‘Love My Ride‘ on July 19, 2019 via Heaven And Hell Records. A limited CD version is available worldwide and a vinyl release is set to follow.

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Track List:

1. Love My Ride
2. Mirage
3. You Gotta Pay
4. Light Em’ Up
5. Cold Springs Hill
6. Talking Me Down
7. Shadow Child
8. Thousand Hail Marys
9. Son of a Ram
10. Whiskey & Angels
11. Homemade Satellite
12. Times Comin’

 

It’s true often recording musicians will fall in love with their ‘first take’. Matney was no different. These were his babies. Some of the songs had been around since the early ’90s and Matney had performed them with a little local trio at small local clubs, county fairs, gas stations (that’s another story) etc.. They were tried and true, but fresh off the tour with the guys Matney knew there was a certain quality live that was missing with the recordings, so under the advice of Jeremy Golden Matney made plans to record in Nashville at Jay’s place. Jay Vernelli was a friend of Matney who had produced a blues album for him some years earlier. Jay is also known for producing albums for such artist as Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and several other well-known artists.

Rather than start from scratch in the studio again Matney decided to keep his original instrument tracks and replace only those drum tracks. It was Jay who suggested Wayne Killius as a drummer for the new project. Wayne has several gold records and has recorded hits with the likes of Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Big And Rich etc. Through late fall and much of the winter, Matney made several trips to Nashville and spent more than several hours in the studio with Wayne and Ethan Barrette from Addiction Studiosgetting the drum tracks where they wanted them. Over the last few months, the band has found itself doing some critical listening and undertaking the expensive, and time-consuming task of mixing and mastering.

WHITE BOY AND THE AVERAGE RAT BAND featuring guitarist/singer Mike Matney, bassist Daryl “Rambo” Gibson and drummer Joby Barker will soon be heading out on a tour (yet to be named) that is scheduled to kick off on August 10th in Montana on the “Rockin’ the River Festival” alongside artists such as Zakk Wylde, Cheap Trick, Dokken, Warrant, Lou Graham, Asia and more.

White Boy and the Average Rat Band is:

Mike Matney – Lead Guitar & Lead Vocals
Daryl “Rambo” Gibson – Bass Guitar
Joby Barker – Drums
Wayne Killius – Drums (Studio Drummer – Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Big And Rich)

White Boy and the Average Rat Band‘s first album was released in 1980 and is highly sought after by collectors worldwide. As recently as 2018 it has sold for as high as $800 a copy. The band has developed an underground cult-like following of die hard fans and music critics. In the fall of 2018 the band was signed to heavy metal label Heaven and Hell Records. The band has since embarked on the “Back In The Rat Race Tour” playing iconic venues across the United States including dates in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Seattle, Portland, Las Vegas, and The World Famous Whisky A- Go-Go in Hollywood, CA.

www.facebook.com/WhiteBoyAndTheAverageRatBand

BONFIRE: Headliners at the first edition of Rock Your Xmas Fest….

Burning Minds Music Agency in collaboration with Rock TempleSlaughter Club & Burning Minds Music Group, is proud to announce the first edition of the Rock Your Xmas Fest!
Official headliners of the event will be the mighty German hard-rockers Bonfire.
A legendary band that doesn’t need any introduction to the entire music scene, German hard-rockers Bonfire will be back in Italy this December for an exclusive and incendiary gig. Thanks to their brand new line-up (with the addition of Dale Sanders on guitar and Stefania Sarre on bass) Soul Seller will be back on the live side with what it’s meant to be a powerful and entertaining melodic hard-rock show. With the great acclaim received at the second edition of the Rock Temple Festival, Wheels Of Fire are ready to set again the stage on fire with the songs taken from the brand new album “Begin Again”, which is getting amazing feedbacks worldwide from fans and critics. After an entire year of hard-work in studio with respected sound engineer Roberto Priori, Saints Trade will perform on stage the great songs taken from their forthcoming second official album.

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ROCK YOUR XMAS FEST:

BONFIRE

SOUL SELLER

WHEELS OF FIRE

SAINTS TRADE

Info & requests: slaughterclubofficial@gmail.com

Date: 20/12/2019

Venue: Slaughter Club, Via Tagliabue 4 – 20037 Paderno Dugnano (MI – ITALY)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/370664680472028/

Mick Devine – New Single available / New album coming up…..

Mick Devine released the first single called “Strange Voices” out of his brand new solo album title ‘Hear Now”.
The album will be release on Escape Music Ltd on October 18th  2019 and can be pre-ordered  from ESCAPE MUSIC
On Guitars and Keys features Steve Morris (Lonerider / Heartland / Ian Gillan Band) and on Bass, Drums, Productions and mixed by Brian J Anthony (Lonerider / Steve Walsh / Overland).

Check the first single HERE