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News: THERION announce title, artwork and release date of rock opera
On February 2nd, symphonic metal pioneers THERION will finally release Christofer Johnsson's monumental brainchild 'Beloved Antichrist', a sweeping rock opera loosely inspired by Vladímir Soloviov's 'A Short Tale Of The Antichrist'. The entire piece reaches an impressive length of 3 hours and the dramatic opus comes to life through 27 different character roles, performed by long-time band members like Thomas Vikström, Lori Lewis and Chiara Malvestiti, amongst many others. The band will unveil the first excerpt from 'Beloved Antichrist' in single form before Christmas – and today, they present the cover artwork designed by Thomas Ewerhart, as well as the tracklisting:
News: Sony Music Signs Dream Theater to a Long-Term Deal
Sony Music Signs Dream Theater to a Long-Term Deal via its InsideOutMusic Imprint
In a career that has spanned in excess of 30 years and during which they have sold more than eight million albums, two-time Grammy-nominated US progressive-metal band Dream Theater has never done the predictable. This was evident with the release of their ambitious 2016 concept album 'The Astonishing' and the elaborately-produced tour that followed.
Now Dream Theater is pleased to announce that they have signed with Sony Music worldwide, through Sony's leading progressive music label imprint InsideOutMusic, for the release of the band's forthcoming 14th studio album. They join an impressive roster of bands, many of which wouldn't exist without Dream Theater blazing a trail before them, and inspiring young musicians since the early '90s.
News: Laurence Jones - 'Give Me Your Time' - Music Video
Laurence Jones, often labelled as "the future of the blues" announced the release of his album The Truth on Friday 9th March 2018, today. To coincide with the exciting news, the 25-year old released the official music video for his single Give Me Your Time.
Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Dec 08 2017 @ 10:28 CST
Grammy winning Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa are back with their new duet album 'Black Coffee' which will be released on 26th January 2018 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group
It has been 4 years since Grammy nominated and number 1 Billboard Blues album Seesaw was released by singer-songwriter and blues-rock powerhouse Beth Hart and guitar hero Joe Bonamassa. Since then, they have both been on fire, both in the studio and live. So, the time was perfect to reunite for another collection of ten soul gems that encompass Hart's breath-taking vocals and Joe's masterfully expressive playing.
Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Dec 07 2017 @ 16:13 CST
The Sea Within - a new progressive rock super-group formed by Roine Stolt (Transatlantic, The Flower Kings), Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain of Salvation), Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic, The Tangent), Tom Brislin (Yes Symphonic, Camel) & Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats, UK, Joe Satriani) - have announced they will release their as-yet-untitled debut album in Spring 2018 through InsideOutMusic.
Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Dec 07 2017 @ 06:32 CST
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News: ØMNI, Angra's 9th studio album released 16 Feb 2018
2018 marks the beginning of yet another era in Angra's history.
26 years on, the band shows motivation and strength like never before. Not even the sometimes uncertain trajectory was able to take away the focus, determination and inspiration of the quintet led – and founded – by Rafael Bittencourt, and formed by Felipe Andreoli (bass), Fabio Lione (vocals), Marcelo Barbosa (guitar) and Bruno Valverde (drums).
"ØMNI" is Angra's 9th studio album, the result of months of intense dedication, blood and sweat. It will be released on February 16th, 2018 on earMUSIC.
Limited Edition Deluxe 30CD Box Set Available April 2018
Authorised by all of the original band members
In April 2018, Madfish celebrate Wishbone Ash, one of Britain's most enduring and best-loved rock acts, by releasing a comprehensive deluxe 30 CD box set, The Vintage Years. Loaded with rarities, memorabilia, a new interview and a lavish 156-page hardback book, a third of this new collection features previously unheard & unreleased material.
Following decades of being starved of unreleased material from the true vintage years from Wishbone Ash, fans will soon be able to enjoy the long-awaited, remastered anthology from this esteemed and influential band in its pure quality in both musical and printed content.
News: Wishbone Ash's Twin Barrels Burning and Raw To The Bone
Wishbone Ash's Twin Barrels Burning and Raw To The Bone Given First Official and Remastered Definitive Edition Re-release!
Each album is available on 2CD and Picture Disc LP with extensive bonus materials, just in time for Christmas!
These are the FIRST OFFICIAL re-releases of Twin Barrels Burning from 1982 and Raw to the Bone from 1985 in decades and DEFINITIVE EDITIONS with all new 2017 REMASTERS. Both albums feature new liner notes by rock journalist Dave Ling, including new interviews with all the surviving members and archive quotes from the late Trevor Bolder.
News: Rick Parfitt: Posthumous debut solo album Over And Out
Debut solo album "Over And Out" to receive posthumous release on March 23rd, 2018 via earMUSIC
When the awful news broke on Christmas Eve 2016 that legendary rocker Rick Parfitt had passed, fans around the world were devastated that one of rock's most iconic performers had been silenced. However, unknown to almost anyone, Rick had in fact virtually completed his first solo album whilst undergoing a period of recuperation after his heart attack in July. That album, poignantly titled 'Over And Out' will now be released on 23 March 2018 through earMUSIC.
News: MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Band release first single + official video
Michael Schenker is one of the most significant rock guitarists in the history of music. He has mesmerised the rock community since the 70s with his characteristic guitar playing style and solidified his place in music history writing hits like 'Doctor Doctor' and 'Rock Bottom' during his time in UFO, as well as composing SCORPIONS classics such as 'Lovedrive', 'Coast To Coast' and 'Holiday', among others. His playing has proved influential for several generations of guitar players.
SAXON ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'THUNDERBOLT' SET FOR RELEASE 2nd FEBRUARY 2018 VIA MILITIA GUARD (SILVER LINING MUSIC) and unleash the new video for "Thunderbolt"
THUNDERBOLT TOUR PART 1 UK & EUROPEAN DATES ANNOUNCED
SAXON isn't wasting any time in 2018. Following the critically acclaimed release of 'Battering Ram' in 2015, the heavy metal giants are set to release their latest studio album, Thunderbolt, on February 2nd via the Militia Guard label (Silver Lining Music).
The new album Thunderbolt will feature original Artwork by long time Saxon collaborator Paul Raymond Gregory.
"This is album 22 and it's called Thunderbolt. It's a Storming Smashing Thundering collection of tracks we've been crafting with Producer, Andy Sneap and it's finished ready to be unleashed. Stand clear and fasten your seat belts!" says Biff Byford
News: NIGHTWISH Announce 2CD compilation Decades for March
Tuomas Holopainen's 3-track demo earned him his very first record deal with his freshly founded band NIGHTWISH back in 1996. Today, 20 years later - with over 2,000 shows under their belts and more than 8 million records sold - NIGHTWISH are the biggest European symphonic metal band. Reason enough for Nuclear Blast to celebrate this huge anniversary by releasing a 2CD compilation titled 'Decades', on March 9th 2018. This release will be accompanied by a 9-month tour across the globe. After kicking off with 34 concerts in North America in March/April, the journey will continue with dozens of European festival and headline shows, including their highly anticipated UK show - a headline appearance at Bloodstock Festival on 12th August. Across this tour, NIGHTWISH will also be presenting a special set list featuring rare material from the early years of their career. That's why these evenings will not only be special events for fans, but also for the band themselves. Be prepared to hear a lot of old school material!
SoT Video: An Interview with Lion Music Recording Artist Jim Ledford!
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