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!
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.
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 Kiss. Stan Bush has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe.
EMPIRE is the Hard Rock band of German guitarist Rolf Munkes (ex Majesty, ex Razorback, Crematory) which has released four exceptional albums in between the years of 2001 and 2007. On these releases, Munkes was accompanied by numerous high-class musicians.
The history of EMPIRE began in the year 2001 with the release of the album “Hypnotica” (Lion Music) which featured both the American singers Mark Boals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) and Lance King (ex Nightmare) on vocals. The line-up at the time was completed by Neil Murray (bass, ex Whitesnake, Brian May Band, Black Sabbath etc.), Gerald Klos (drums), Anders Johansson (drums, ex Stratovarius) and Don Airey (keyboards, ex Rainbow, Deep Purple). Rolf Munkes produced „Hypnotica“ himself; the mix was handled by Stefan Kaufmann (ex Accept, ex U.D.O.).
Only one year later, “Trading Souls”, the band’s second album came out on Lion Music. The CD once again was produced by Munkes with the mix being handled by Kaufmann. On this release, singer extraordinare Tony Martin (ex Black Sabbath) replaced King and Martin on the vocal spot.
Tony Martin also sang on the – up until now – most successful CD from EMPIRE, “The Rave Ride”, which was released in 2006 on German label Metal Heaven. Besides of Munkes, who, for the first also produced and mixed this release himself at his own Empire Studios in Bensheim, Germany, Neil Murray took again care of the bass work whilst the drums this time were handled by ex-Rage/ex-Axxis drummer André Hilgers.
In 2007, the so far last album of EMPIRE saw the light of day. “Chasing Shadows” was once again released on Metal Heaven and the first record feat. former Rainbow singer Doogie White in the line-up. Mike Terrana (ex Rage, ex Axel Rudi Pell, Tarja Turunen) joined the group on drums.
In 2017, German label Pride & Joy Music will re-issue all four releases in a revised version. “The Raven Ride” which will be released on August 15th, 2017 with one bonus track.
Line-up: Tony Martin (Vocals, ex Black Sabbath), Rolf Munkes (Guitars, Crematory, ex-Razorback), Neil Murray (Bass, ex-Whitesnake u.v.m.), André Hilgers (Drums, Axxis, ex-Rage)
2001 – Hypnotica,
2002 – Trading Souls,
2006 – The Raven Ride,
2007 – Chasing Shadows
TEN RELEASES FIRST AUDIO TRACK FROM NEW ALBUM “GOTHICA”
The British Melodic Hard Rock band TEN, are releasing today the first single from their forthcoming 13th studio album entitled “Gothica”, our in July 7, 2017 via Frontiers Records. The brand new track entitled “Paragon” is a powerful, yet highly emotional ballad, full of all the trademark textures and flavours one always comes to expect from TEN.
Following the success on the band’s recent studio albums “Albion” and “Isla De Muerta”, Hughes is joined once again by guitarists Dann Rosingana, Steve Grocott and John Halliwell along with bass player Steve McKenna, keyboard maestro Darrel Treece-Birch, and drummer Max Yates. On their third outing as a collective unit, the musicians in TEN have raised the bar even higher than they had previously. The album is full of stunning guitar work over a rich keyboard, bass, and drum tapestry with Hughes’ vocals once again bringing the nuances of the intricate lyrics to life.
“Gothica” was produced by Gary Hughes and mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward. TEN’s longstanding professional association with Dennis has been ongoing since he mixed their 2011 album, “Stormwarning”.
Additionally, the album features stunning original artwork by Stan W. Decker, while the atmospheric sleeve photography is once again provided by the remarkably talented Adrian Ashworth.
1. The Grail
2. Jekyll And Hyde
4. Man For All Seasons
5. In My Dreams
6. The Wild King Of Winter
8. Welcome To The Freak Show
9. La Luna Dra-cu-la
10. Into Darkness
Gary Hughes – Vocals, Backing Vocals, Guitar, Bass and Programming
Dann Rosingana – Guitar
Steve Grocott – Guitar
John Halliwell – Guitar
Steve McKenna – Bass Guitar
Darrel Treece-Birch – Keyboards
Max Yates – Drums and Percussion
Additional Backing Vocals – Karen Fell
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Check out the new single-clip “Wild Child” from the upcoming album of Crazy Lixx called “Ruff Justice” out on Apr. 21st on Frontiers Label.
British melodic rockers Shadowman are releasing their 5th studio album called “Secrets and Lies” on May 19th through Escape Music Ltd.
1- Gravity 4:34
3- Put It All On Love 4:45
5-Broken Bones 3:53
6-Best Things In Life 4:09
7-Face The Night 4:23
8-No Smoke Without Fire 4:09
9-Good Times, Bad Times 2:58
10-Be True To yourself 4:21
11-Secrets And Lies 3:57
12-Stand Up And Be Counted 3:26
Steve Overland (FM) – Lead Vocals
Steve Morris (Heartland) – Guitars & Keyboards
Chris Childs (Thunder) – Bass
Harry James (Thunder) – Drums
Special guest on keyboards : Didge Digital
*Produced by: Steve Morris and Steve Overland
Mixed and Mastered by: Martin Kronlund
Executive Producer: Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd.