British legendary melodic rockers DARE announced their new album called “Road to Eden” set for release on April 1st 2022 from Legend Records / Cargo & Level Music / Warner. The first single will be released on all digital platforms on January 14th and it’s called “Born in the storm”. A vClip is already available on YT.
Dare are: Darren Wharton (vox) Vinny Burns (guitars) Nigel Clutterbuck (bass) Kev Whitehead (drums) Marc Roberts (keyboards)
TONY HARNELL & THE MERCURY TRAIN will release their album ‘Round Trip‘ on a limited edition on white vinyl and limited to 500 copies worlwide on November 29th, 2019 via Livewire / Cargo Records UK. The album will also be available on all digital platforms. It’s the first time on LP, it was originally released on CD in 2010.
1. Somebody Told You
3. Month Of Sundays
4. Lonely Nights
6. Northern Lights
7. Down To The River To Pray
9. 10k Lovers
11. Ready To Fly
12. When I’m Away
13. Song For Dianne
14. Anywhere But Here
This is a masterful and critically acclaimed acoustic retrospective of Tony Harnell’s prolific career. With new arrangements and a stellar production, these great songs sound fresh and vibrant with a new spark breathed into them by some of New York City’s finest musicians. This is a very special record: a stripped down, reinvented retrospective of Tony Harnell’s past classics originally recorded with his previous bands TNT, Westworld and Starbreaker, with one brand new song “Anywhere But Here” recorded especially for this release. The idea of re-recording some repertoire classics came about after Tony performed some low key shows in New York in late 2008, with some talented and accomplished musicians that were not part of the Metal/Hard Rock scene. The desire was to breathe new life into the songs with new arrangements, key changes and added parts, it’s like listening to songs you know in a whole new way.
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 UK. LANZON 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.
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.
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
US rock band COLORVINE (formerly TOWER CITY) have released a fan video for ‘Radio Days’, the track is taken from their new melodic rock album ‘Wake Up‘, which is e out in Europe via CV Media Group/Cargo Records UK.
This isn’t the typical “come-back” story, though. Forget the band previously signed with Warner Brothers, Interscope and Atlantic, and were managed by Don Arden (the music industry legend who worked with rock icons like Ozzy Osborne, Jerry Lee Lewis and Electric Light Orchestra). For the band today, it’s 100% about the music, and the way it’s meant to be experienced.
1. Like A Rocket
2. Victory Song
3. Wake Up
4. Radio Days
5. Change In The Weather
7. Happy Broken Heart
8. Be The One
10. Say You Love Me
The album was recorded and mixed by Colorvine at The Fenix Room. Mastered by Ken Love (DeGarmo & Key, Greg X Volz, Holy Soldier, Spock’s Beard, Neal Morse) at Sweetwater Studios
“The song ‘Radio Days’ really states what this album is about. We want to bring people back to those days of turning up the radio and singing our favorite songs – even listening to an entire album like we used to!” said band co-founder Heath Saltis. Grammy-nominated band mates Heath and Larry Saltis describe the new album as “a true passion project and labor of love two years in the making.”
With a focus on “giving the people what they want,” Colorvine proves they can still excite listeners with their own brand of melodic rock that mixes past and present; from Wake Up’s first track to its last, the album blends multiple genres into a single harmonic tour de force. It’s a refreshing change, in the era of single digital downloads, to listen to an album carefully crafted for a beginning-to-end experience.
“They say that a change is as good as a rest,” writes music reviewer Dave Franklin, “but in the case of Colorvine, this rest seems to have brought them back both hungry, energized and brilliantly focused as songwriters.”
Setting the pace for the rest of the album, Wake Up’s first track “Like A Rocket” is the perfect opener to announce Colorvine’s return with a chorus that invites the listener to join them as they “run and chase the music they love.” The album’s first single, “Victory Song,” features big harmonies, infectious drum beats, and in-your-face guitar chords that will have you pressing repeat as soon as the song finishes. This is a high-energy and highly relatable song that celebrates rising above life’s challenges. And the album’s title track “Wake Up” may very well have the widest appeal as it challenges listeners to find their own meaning within the lyrics.
Larry Saltis – Lead Vocals, Guitar (Tower City, New Monkees)
Heath Saltis – Drums, Percussion, Keyboards, Background Vocals (Tower City)
Kurt Reed – Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Catch Colorvine on tour with Foreigner during the Summer 2019.
July 26 Akron OH Album Release Show
August 11 Grand Rapids MI With Foreigner
August 12 Huber Heights OH With Foreigner
September 3 Kitchener ON With Foreigner
HANK ERIX, the frontman of the Swedish AOR band HOUSTON, has released a new single and music video for ‘Fortune Hunter‘, the track is taken of his first solo album ‘Nothing But Trouble‘, to be out on October 5th, 2018 via Livewire/Cargo Records UK.
As Hank reveals: “They say that life is not about being who you are; it’s about becoming who you want to be. After almost a decade with Houston I’ve learned a lot about myself and the music that I love. These songs are me, all me, singing my heart out for the world to hear and this album has been a dream of mine, something to cross off the bucket list if you will”.
The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Mats Ericsson at BoomBridge Studios. Recorded at BoomBridge Studios & Erix Music & Production Studios. Executive Producer – HANK ERIX.
1. Turn To Darkness
2. Last Chance To Love
3. Fortune Hunter
4. Way To Go
6. Affair Of The Heart
9. Giving Up On Love
10. For The Restless & The Young
Hank Erix – Lead & Backing vocals
Michael Palace – Lead Guitars & Backing vocals
Soufian Ma’Aoui – Bass
Daniel Johansson – Rhythm Guitars
Mats Ericsson – Drums
Micke Jansson – Keyboard / Synth
Linnea Vikström – Lead vocals & Backing vocals on ‘Affair Of The Heart’
Alexander Hagman – Lead guitar on ‘Affair Of The Heart’
Sam Söderlind – Guitar solo on ‘Last Chance To Love’
Michael Palace – Additional guitars on ‘Last Chance To Love’
Victor Lundberg – Backing vocals on ‘Shadowdance’
Swedish AOR band, HOUSTON, will release their fifth album, “III“, on November 24th via Livewire/Cargo Records UK. The album was recorded together with renowned producer and ex MTV rocker Martin Karlegård (Reptile Smile).
The song writing is familiar but with a fresh twist and additional attitude from the West Coast / AOR loving band. Houston’s new album ‘III’ is a must have for every rocker out there.
Legendary AOR singer/songwriter (Emmy Award winning recording artist) and melodic rock icon STANBUSH 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 StanBush songs “The Touch” and “Dare” from “Transformers: The Movie” round out this masterpiece of an album. Look for StanBush to break through to a worldwide audience with this gem of an album!
1. Change The World
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
10. The Touch
11. The Secret
The album was produced, engineered and mixed by Holger Fath at The Barn Studios, Moorpark, CA and mastered at Aftermaster Audio, Hollywood, CA.
StanBush – Lead vocals and backing vocals
Holger Fath – Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
Tom Walsh – Drums
World-class rock singer, StanBush 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. StanBush was inducted into the Transfomers Hall of Fame in 2014.
In 1997 StanBush 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.” StanBush has written with many top songwriters likeJonathan Cain (Journey), Jim Vallance (Bryan Adams; Aerosmith), andPaul Stanley of Kiss. StanBush has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe.