Kansas released a lyric video for the new single “Memories Down the Line” taken from their upcoming album.
Guitar mastermind Milan Polak returns with his 4th vocal album “Can’t Please Everyone”. This album which is darker and heavier than its predecessor “Scarred To Perfection” features guest appearances by some of the world’s best musicians such as Billy Sheehan, Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, Tony Franklin, Thomas Lang, Jeff Neal of ‘Boston’, Atma Anur and others. “I needed to challenge myself and change my approach to song writing completely”, says Milan Polak about writing and recording the album. “It is my most advanced, profound and personal album to date.” The album was mixed & mastered by Benjamin Schäfer (Rammstein, Celtic Frost, Crimson ProjeKCt) and will be released worldwide May 10, 2020.
Perris Records and SteelCity announce March 20th, 2020 as the
worldwide release date for the group’s new studio album, ‘Mach II’.
Band leader and guitarist Mike Floros states “While searching for a new record label to call our home, SteelCity was diligent in its quest. Our goal was to find someone with a worldwide distribution network, a strong belief in our music, and the dedication to share it with as many people as humanly possible. One name was on the lips of everyone we spoke with and that was Perris Records. We’re truly excited to call Perris home and look forward to a fantastic relationship.”
Video announcement by Mike Flores & Jason Cornwell at NAMM: https://youtu.be/2j0te76s_q0
Perris Records President Tom Mathers adds: “Mike contacted me about releasing “Mach II” and after hearing the music, I thought it was a perfect fit for Perris. This is a perfect followup to their last release ‘Fortress’. Fans will be blown away by the songs and quality of the recording for this melodic hard rock Masterpiece”
On January 2nd the band released this lyric video for ‘Hearts On Fire’, the
first single from ‘Mach II’ available here:
Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are excited to announce the digital release of “Higher“, first single taken from “Time To Be Heroes“, new studio album by Italian melodic rockers Saints Trade.
“Time To Be Heroes” is scheduled for release on December 13, 2019 via Art Of Melody Music / Burning Minds Music Group. A special personalized edition has been created by Outward Styles in a very limited quantity of 30 copies, and is available exclusively on the label’s online shop, Rock Temple. CD graphics have been designed by Aeglos Art (Wheels Of Fire, Raintimes, Michael Kratz, Alchemy, Firmo), while the CD booklet features introductory liner notes written by Vassilis Hassirtzoglou (Heavy Paradise). The release will be celebrated with an exclusive live event on December 20, 2019 @ Slaughter Club (Paderno Dugnano – MI / ITALY), during the first awaited edition of the “Rock Your Xmas Fest” (feat. Bonfire, Soul Seller & Wheels Of Fire).
01. Livin’ To Rock
02. Night Children
05. Two As One
06. Queen Of Love
07. Born Hunter (Not The Prey)
08. Hills Of Sarajevo
09. Twist In The Tail
10. The Rose
11. Middle Of Nowhere
Santi Libra: Vocals
Andrea Sangermano: Bass
Eleonora Mazzotti: Female vocals
Giacomo Calabria: Drums
Pier Mazzini: Keyboards
US glam rockers WILDSTREET have released their official music video for the new single ‘Three Way Ride‘, which is available today November 15th on all digital platforms.
Wildstreet began in 2006 and released their self-titled debut album in 2009 with Retrospect Records. The band spent the next 4 years touring nonstop and performing at US festivals including: Rocklahoma (5 consecutive years), SXSW and M3 Rock Festival. Wildstreet rocked alongside Black Veil Brides, Vains of Jenna, The Bouncing Souls, The Last Vegas, Twisted Sister, Michael Monroe, Crashdiet, Diemonds, Kix, LA Guns and more. The band won the Best Buy/Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands for Rockstar Energy’s Uproar Festival and opened for Avenged Sevenfold, Sevendust and Three Days Grace in Camden, NJ.
In 2011, the band released Wildstreet II..Faster..Louder! to widespread critical acclaim. They made an appearance on “The Jimmy Fallon Show” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT2Wpp7NkK8) and their songs were licensed to TV shows on E!, MTV, VH1, Oxygen, TBS and in a THQ video game. Later that year, the band released the official music video for “Poison Kiss,” which included a cameo by Don Jameson of “That Metal Show.” Wildstreet now had the attention of rock fans worldwide. In 2012, the band released the single “Easy Does It,” and it’s official music video. The video went viral on YouTube. (Wildstreet has well-over 4 million views and nearly 8,000 subscribers on that platform).
After taking a 2 1/2 year break off and dodging rumors of a band breakup, Wildstreet exploded back onto the NYC scene in 2016, headlining Gramercy Theatre with new lineup. In early 2017, the band rocked NYC with Faster Pussycat and The Biters, while also heading to Rocklahoma for the 6th time.
The band began work on their single “Raise Hell” shortly after Rocklahoma. Released in December of 2017, it ushered in a new period for the band. They headlined Irving Plaza for their release party and were handpicked by Dorothy to open for her New York City tour date at The Bowery Ballroom. In February of 2018, the band released a lyric/concert video for “Raise Hell.” Wildstreet spent the remainder of 2018 in the studio recording, Wildstreet III. They performed regional tour dates/festival dates. Highlights include opening for Sebastian Bach and Escape The Fate. In March, the band sold out The Knitting Factory Brooklyn and then headed out on their first tour in Europe, playing 10 shows in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany, including Sleaze Fest 2019 in Bochum, Germany. Upon returning to NYC, Wildstreet filmed the official music video for “Tennessee Cocaine.” In July, they headlined a sold out NYC show at Saint Vitus and headed out for a short West Coast tour which included stops at The Whisky-agogo and Great American Music Hall. The official music video and single for “Tennessee Cocaine” was released on all major digital and streaming platforms on August 23rd. It has 120,000 spotify streams and over 100,000 Youtube views.
Eric Jayk – Vocals, Guitar
Jimmie Marlowe – Guitar, Vocals
Jonny D – Bass, Vocals
Dom – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Lock – Drums, Vocals
UK rockers COLLATERAL have released a video called “Mr. BIG SHOT” out of their debut self titled album set for release on FEB. 21st 2020.
The album can be preordered HERE.
The release of the album will be followed by a UK Tour as Special guests to Jared James Nichols.
2020 UK Tour dates – Special guests to Jared James Nichols.
25.2 – The Robin, Bilston
26.2 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
27.2 – Yardbirds, Grimsby
28.2 – Think Tank, Newcastle
29.2 – G2, Glasgow
1.3 – Crawfurd Arms, Milton Keynes
27.3 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
28.3 – The Dome, London
29.3 – Bristol Exchange, Bristol
Dixon’s solo debut ‘One’ (1993), appears to have been a pretty obvious move for a man of his standing (at least from the European perspective). Carl, born in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario had come to prominence in the early 80s as one of the frontmen for the critically acclaimed Canadian hard rock band Coney Hatch.
However, having released three albums between 1982 and 1985, Dixon had become pretty disillusioned with his career at that point; tired of the many frustrations that being on a major label (who don’t appear to care) brings on a touring band trying to get noticed. Ironically, as has been shown time and again, North American bands often appear to be curiously shielded from any success they may be achieving abroad. In Coney Hatch’s case there was another market out there bursting to embrace them in Europe, if only they’d known about it.
After focussing on songwriting for other artists for a while, eventually switching focus from North America, where Grunge was on the brink, to Europe, especially Germany, where Coney Hatch made a much bigger impact, Carl wouldn’t fully learn about it only until Coney Hatch’ performance at the 2014 edition of Firefest, England.
’One’ features fifteen songs, one of them (‘One Good Reason’) a co-write with Brett Walker, another one (‘Taste Of Love’) Aerosmith meets Def Leppard flavored.
Dixon’s first wife Stella ended up adding backing vocals alongside e.g. Mark Santer (Santers) or Mike Shotton (Von Groove). It took a month of recording in four different studios especially focussing on how the guitars sound. The Canadian still is very proud of it and about the fact that people still remember the album.
After being with The Guess Who and April Wine for a while and a horrible car crash in Australia in 2008, he’s back with Coney Hatch leading to the 2013 record ‘Four’ and has released a couple of solo records since. Additionally, he’s having a brand new solo effort by the name of ‘Unbroken’ coming out soon on with he collaborated with Frontline’s Robby Böbel.
After the re-issue of the classic album “One” in October 2019, November sees the release of the first collaboration between Carl and Robert Boebel, a long-time stalwart on the German music scene with bands like Frontline and Phantom V, among many. The result is the new release, Carl Dixon UNBROKEN, a powerfully sung and performed album that reaches the heights of AOR Melodic Rock. Memorable hooks, strong melodies, great guitar playing and production, and drumming performed by Mark Santer (Santers) and newcomer Dylan Gowan (Vesperia, Cardinal Street).
Track List: 1. Can’t Love A Memory, 2. Bowl Me Over, 3. Nothing Lasts Forever, 4. Every Step Of The Way, 5. Summer Nights, 6. All My Love And Hopes For You, 7. This Isn’t The End, 8. Drive Just Drive, 9. Roll The Dice, 10. Keep The Faith, 11. Unbroken
Melodic Rockers STATION have released the first single “A Matter of Time” out of their upcoming album called “Stained Glass” set for release on November 1st.
1. A Matter of Time
3. Never Enough
4. I See You Everywhere
6. Nothin’ But Love
7. Still Here
8. Burning Out Fast
9. I Need You Red
10. Stained Glass
11. All You Need Is A Heartbeat
Produced by STATION
All songs engineered by Emi Asta, Chris Lane, Anthony Lopardo, and Ray Marte, except for “Never Enough” and “All You Need Is A Heartbeat,” engineered by Ayad Al Adhamy and Joel Witenberg
Mixed by Emi Asta
Mastered by Ray Marte at Westfall Recording Company
Recorded at Bluebird Studios, Westfall Recording Company, Tone House Studios and Diamond City Studio
Art Direction: Crista Hartis
Photography: Tesha Lane and Steven Lane
Art Concept: Patrick Kearney and Chris Lane
- God Damn.
- A Song About Drinking.
- The First Time.
- That’s My Girl.
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