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    News: Bad Touch announce new album 'Truth Be Told' and UK tour dates
    General NEW ALBUM "TRUTH BE TOLD" - RELEASED ON CD, DIGITAL & VINYL ON FRIDAY 2nd DECEMBER 2016.

    CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH "MASSIVE" STARTS 19th NOVEMBER 2016.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Sep 29 2016 @ 14:24 CDT
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    News: ROSSINGTON Gary Rossington & Wife Dale Release Take It On Faith on 4th Nov
    General ROSSINGTON – GARY ROSSINGTON, LEGENDARY FOUNDING MEMBER AND GUITARIST OF LYNYRD SKYNYRD, AND WIFE DALE RELEASE TAKE IT ON FAITH NOVEMBER 4, 2016.

    PRODUCED BY DAVID Z, TAKE IT ON FAITH INCLUDES A WHO'S WHO OF STUDIO MUSICIANS AND GUESTS SUCH AS ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Delbert McClinton, Gary Nicholson and Bekka Bramlett.

    Rossington - Gary Rossington, the legendary founding member and guitarist of Lynyrd Skynyrd along with his wife, Dale Krantz-Rossington, whom many call The First Lady of Southern Rock, release the heartfelt, soul-grabbing, bluesy new album Take It On Faith, November 4, 2016 on Loud & Proud Records. The duo has been making beautiful music together for over 35 years beginning when Dale opened for Skynyrd in '77 while she was singing with 38 Special, then as part of Rossington Collins Band in the '80s and then and now as part of the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd family.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Sep 29 2016 @ 14:11 CDT
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    News: Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons - Announce EP with Tour
    Heavy Metal Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons are about to fly a mighty Welsh-born rock'n'roll flag in your direction!

    The legendary Motörhead guitarist, Phil Campbell, has teamed up with his sons Todd, Dane and Tyla, plus vocalist Neil Starr, to record their debut self-titled 5-track EP, which will be released by Motörhead Music on November 18th.

    Produced by Todd Campbell at their own Stompbox Studios in Wales, UK, and mixed by Motörhead's producer Cameron Webb, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons loudly shoves you head-first into its raw, gritty, classic and instantly-accessible rock'n'roll charms. Whether it's the speedy biker-charged refrain of "No Turning Back", the crunchy catchy jump of "Big Mouth" or the beautiful, yet bombastic, balladry of "Life In Space", Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons brings uniquely organic life and verve to every last riff and stomp, with Starr's sensational vocals ensuring this EP will be the surprise of the 2016 rock'n'roll release calendar.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Sep 29 2016 @ 14:05 CDT
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    News: Galahad - Empires Never Last 2 LP October 2016
    Progressive Rock In 2007 Galahad released 'Empires Never Last', their first album recorded with Karl Groom (Threshold/Pendragon/Yes/Dragonforce etc.) at the controls and one which was to become a watershed in the history of the band. It was easily their heaviest, most muscular and guitar orientated album release at that point (although punctuated with occasional more sensitive musical flourishes) and as such rejuvenated the band, taking them in a fresh, more 'modern' sounding direction whilst along the way becoming one of their most successful releases both critically and in terms of sales.

    Nearly a decade later and in order to celebrate ten years since the recording of this album Galahad are very proud and pleased to announce that 'Empires' is to be released in a limited edition double LP format in conjunction with our friends 'Oskar Productions' in Poland. There will also be 100 copies available only on 'blue' vinyl.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Sep 28 2016 @ 18:37 CDT
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    News: Eden's Curse release EPK for new album Cardinal.
    Heavy Metal Multinational Melodic Metal act Eden's Curse have released the EPK for their forthcoming fifth studio album 'Cardinal'.

    The video can be seen HERE.

    Set to be released by German Metal label AFM Records on October 14th, 'Cardinal' is the first studio album to feature John Clelland (Drums) and new keyboard player Chrism (Adamantra, Simulacrum).
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Sep 28 2016 @ 14:32 CDT
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    News: KIX - Can't Stop The Show: The Return of Kix - A Documentary
    Heavy Metal CAN'T STOP THE SHOW: THE RETURN OF KIX - A DOCUMENTARY TWO-DISC DVD/CD SET TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 21, 2016.

    DVD INCLUDES THE MAKING OF ROCK YOUR FACE OFF - KIX'S FIRST NEW MUSIC IN 20 YEARS, INTERVIEWS WITH THE BAND, producer Taylor Rhodes, NOTABLE ROCK ARTISTS AND key rock music industry figures.

    Platinum-selling Maryland hard rock icons, KIX will release CAN'T STOP THE SHOW: THE RETURN OF KIX, a two-disc DVD/CD set, October 21, 2016 on Loud & Proud Records. The 71-minute film is an in-depth look into KIX's decision to record their first new album, 2014's Rock Your Face Off, in almost 20 years.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Sep 28 2016 @ 14:23 CDT
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    News: Mötley Crüe: The End - Live In Los Angeles
    Heavy Metal On 4 November 2016, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release "The End - Live In Los Angeles" by Mötley Crüe on DVD, Blu-ray, DVD+2CD, DVD + 2LP, Deluxe Edition and Digital Video [Cat Nos. EREDV1254, ERBRD5303, EAGDV069, ERDVLP097, EREDV1261 and EVD1365 respectively]. This show captures the madness and the majesty of the final Mötley Crüe live performance and is packed with classics like Girls, Girls, Girls, Dr Feelgood, Looks That Kill, Smokin' In The Boys Room, Saints Of Los Angeles, Home Sweet Home, Live Wire, Primal Scream and more! Filmed in high definition and simultaneously released on DVD, Blu-ray, DVD+CD set, DVD+2LP set and Deluxe Edition. The Deluxe Edition contains the DVD, Blu-ray and CD in a 60 page hardback book.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Sep 28 2016 @ 14:12 CDT
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    News: Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Memories In Rock – Live In Germany
    Heavy Metal On 18 November 2016, Eagle Rock Entertainment release "Memories In Rock – Live In Germany" by Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow. Filmed this year, this film captures the long awaited return to rock music for guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. Filmed in high definition this jaw-dropping set includes Catch The Rainbow, Mistreated, Since You Been Gone, Black Night, Spotlight Kid, Smoke On The Water, Stargazer, Perfect Strangers and more! This show is being released on DVD, Blu-ray, 2CD, 3LP, Deluxe and Digital Video / Audio [Cat Nos. EREDV1265, ERBRD5314, EAGCD655, EAGLP657, EREDV1267 and EVD1373 / EAD1374 respectively]. The Deluxe Edition contains the DVD, Blu-ray & 2CD in a 48 page hardback photobook; the 3LP set is on 180gm vinyl.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Sep 28 2016 @ 14:09 CDT
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    News: Joe Bonamassa announces dates in Edinburgh, Blackpool and Sheffield
    General DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND JOE BONAMASSA ADDS THREE MORE CONCERTS TO APRIL 2017 UK TOUR

    EXCLUSIVE PLANET ROCK 72-HOUR TICKET PRE-SALE!


    EDINBURGH USHER HALL - 18th APRIL
    BLACKPOOL OPERA HOUSE - 22nd APRIL
    SHEFFIELD ARENA - 24th APRIL

    Due to popular demand from fans throughout the UK, and with only a limited amount of tickets left for Joe Bonamassa's two London Royal Albert Hall shows in April 2017, the celebrated blues-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, has added three more concerts to his April 2017 UK Tour.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Sep 27 2016 @ 16:31 CDT
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    News: LEPROUS Announce Live At Rockefeller Music Hall live album release
    Progressive Rock Norwegian prog metallers LEPROUS have announced the release of the band's very first live DVD/CD/LP package titled 'Live At Rockefeller Music Hall', which will come out worldwide on November 25th, 2016 on InsideOut Music.

    Recorded live at a hometown show in Oslo on June 4th of this year, "Live At Rockefeller Music Hall" will arrive on various formats, including a limited DVD+2CD Digipak, standalone DVD, 2CD Jewelcase, Gatefold 3LP + 2CD & as Digital Download audio. The full tracklisting of the concert part is as follows:
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Sep 27 2016 @ 16:19 CDT
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    News: Dan Reed Network announce March 2017 UK Tour
    General "FIGHT ANOTHER DAY" - MARCH 2017 UK TOUR

    Dan Reed Network are pleased to announce a nationwide 11-date UK Tour in March 2017 to promote their recent studio album "Fight Another Day".

    Tickets are now on sale via HERE. Special guests on all dates (except Sheffield) is VEGA.

    DRN is thrilled to be returning to Europe this next March, says Reed. "Dan Pred, Brion James, Melvin Brannon II, Rob Daiker and I are really looking forward to playing many new and unique venues throughout the UK, and rockin' up the funk hard core and meeting all those who are able to attend and bring down the house with us. We thank you for the many years of support and especially believing that we had new music in us to offer! We are forever grateful for you all being there with us on this journey!"
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Sep 27 2016 @ 16:08 CDT
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    News: Twingiant sign with Argonauta Records
    Heavy Metal Phoenix, Arizona's loud and heavy, groove and growl band TWINGIANT ,are pleased to announce that they have signed with Italy's ARGONAUTA RECORDS.

    The band commented about the signing "We are beyond stoked to have signed to Argonauta. We've been watching this label grow for a while now and felt it was the perfect fit for us due to Argonauta's persistence to get their bands noticed on a global level."

    The band are currently working on new material for the forthcoming new album which is projected to be released in the summer of 2017. You can hear an early version of two of the new tracks on the band's recently released Demo 2016, which you can stream here: HERE.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Sep 27 2016 @ 16:01 CDT
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    News: Glenn Hughes announces new studio album RESONATE
    General RELEASED FRIDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2016 
AVAILABLE ON CD, DELUXE EDITION (CD+DVD), 
VINYL AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD.

    NOVEMBER/DECEMBER UK & EUROPEAN TOUR 
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS LIVING COLOÜR

    Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the highly anticipated twelfth original GLENN HUGHES album "Resonate" - released on Friday 4th November 2016. The album dovetails Glenn's UK and European tour with special guests "Living Colour" which kicks off in the UK on Tuesday 8th November (see tour dates listed below).

    A true vocal and musical icon of our times, in the past couple of years Glenn concentrated again on his solo career. Sold out crowds were the order of the day, while touring non-stop throughout 2015, with shows in South America, Europe, UK, Japan and Singapore.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Sep 27 2016 @ 15:09 CDT
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    News: FROST* announce April 2017 UK live dates
    Progressive Rock Frost* released their long-awaited new album 'Falling Satellites' in May, and following a run of live dates in June & July, they have announced some select UK shows for April 2017. You can find the full list of dates below:


    6th April 2017 – The Brook, Southampton
    8th April 2017 – The Liquid Room, Edinburgh
    9th April 2017 – The Citadel, St Helens

    Tickets available HERE.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Sep 27 2016 @ 14:50 CDT
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    News: Download AISLES new album for free!
    Progressive Rock 'Hawaii', the fourth album by acclaimed Chilean prog rockers is available for free on Bandcamp. The band will tour Europe in October supporting their new studio effort.

    'Hawaii', the stunning new studio album by Aisles is now available now on for free on Bandcamp (https://aisles.bandcamp.com/album/hawaii) until September 30th. The album was released via Presagio Records on CD and digitally on July 29, while the vinyl edition will arrive in November. 'Hawaii' is a two-disc concept album about human colonies established in space after the destruction of the Earth. Its twelve tracks explore the dilemmas and challenges that the individual and the human spirit would face in this futuristic scenario. Regarding the theme and sound of the album, guitarist and producer Germán Vergara states: "Without a doubt it's our most profound work so far. With 'Hawaii' we dug deep in search of a concept that could really move us. Our objective was to write music that would emotionally and mentally take us to the place where the events in the album occur: Space".
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Sep 26 2016 @ 14:12 CDT
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    News: RIVERSIDE – release statement on future of band
    Progressive Rock ...and "Eye Of The Soundscape" pre-order launch.

    Polish prog masters RIVERSIDE have released a statement regarding the future of the band and you can find the full text below:
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Sep 23 2016 @ 16:06 CDT
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    SoT Video: Sea of Tranquility reviews the Black Sabbath remasters!
    Heavy Metal Join SoT Publisher/CEO Pete Pardo as he discusses the latest Warner Brothers/Rhino reissues/remasters from Black Sabbath, covering all the original albums from the original line-up!

    Click here to watch the video!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Sep 21 2016 @ 18:06 CDT
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    Concerts: Heart, Joan Jett and Cheap Trick at The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPA
    General A recent evening (Sept. 8th) at SPAC in Upstate New York featured three Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductees on the stage. For this music lover it was a first seeing all three bands.

    It was a humid and rainy evening that certainly made enjoying the show on the lawn more difficult. We felt fortunate to be under cover. We had good seats and I was grateful for that.

    Read on for Keith Hannaleck's full concert review!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Sep 17 2016 @ 08:36 CDT
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    Interviews: The New Era of Legendary Southern Rock Act Blackfoot
    Heavy Metal The name Blackfoot should be no stranger to any fan of Hard Rock or Southern Rock, but this trailblazing '70s/'80s band has been somewhat quiet and shrouded in controversy for the last 15 or so years. With founder Rickey Medlocke joining Lynyrd Skynyrd full-time in the late 1990s, the band was left to their own devices, with a myriad of line-up changes taking effect over the years seeming to cloud their once legendary status. Cut to a few short years ago, when Medlocke decided to once again attempt to bring order to the Blackfoot camp, hiring a brand new set of young guns to pick up the mantle and take the band into a new era of Southern Rock greatness. Sea of Tranquility Publisher Pete Pardo caught up with guitarists/vocalist Tim Rossi to talk about the brand new line-up, the hot new album Southern Native, the current tour, and what the future holds for the band known as Blackfoot.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Sep 05 2016 @ 09:03 CDT
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    Concerts: Black Sabbath At The Mohegan Sun Arena Connecticut 8/27/2016
    Heavy Metal I thought I would never have the opportunity to see Black Sabbath live and it was likely they would never get back together to record again. Well I was wrong as both events happened and I can now check off another bucket list group. The improbable happened once again. What a great show I witnessed last evening at the Mohegan Sun. It is quite a facility and walking through the casino was very entertaining. It is like a little city contained in one building. It is very impressive.

    Read on for Keith Hannaleck's full concert review!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Sep 05 2016 @ 08:45 CDT
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