The Dead Daisies are a musical collective, whose members come together through a common love for great rock music. It’s a living, breathing, musical organism with the credo, “Rock is indeed alive & well!”
From the band’s inception, the idea was for members to bring their own ideas to the table but also have the flexibility to come and go when working on their other projects.
Both John and Marco are, and always will be, a part of The Dead Daisies musical family, but at this point in time they have decided to do some work on their own solo projects.
Yes, the guys have recenty been in the studio in LA recording some new music with legendary singer & bass player Glenn Hughes. ‘Righteous Days’ is airing exclusively across the planet this week.
David, Doug, Deen & Glenn head back into the studio later in the year to finish the album and look forward to seeing you on the road in 2020!!
Get out there, live your life and just enjoy the music!!
The Dead Daisies – Righteous Days

VANDEN PLAS Release ‘The Ghost Xperiment – Awakening’ on October 11

Friday, October 11, 2019

German progressive metal masters Vanden Plas Official will release "The Ghost Xperiment - Awakening” on October 11

Watch the music video for 'The Ghost Xperiment’ NOW
The album is part one of a two part concept album, with the second album to be released in 2020.
The quintet's ninth regular studio production, “The Ghost Xperiment - AwakenIng” continues to underscore the high artistic level of musicianship and lyrical creativity that the band have sustained for so long. Based on an actual documented paranormal experiment, the main character in the story, created by frontman Andy Kuntz, is Gideon Grace, a man who has to fight constantly for his life against the relentless shadows of the “House of Rain” as he wanders through France. Burdened with a heavy weight of sorrow following the agonizing death of his beloved Ivy, Gideon's pain is also his driving force in the war with his demons. He expands his knowledge with books he finds in the library of a German school of metaphysics. It is here that he reads about secret teachers and parapsychological experiments, which become an important foundation from which he can fight against the creatures of darkness. When it comes to the first showdown with said creatures, rather than finding peace, Gideon's battle tears open a hole deep into the abyss of Hell.'
Musically, Vanden Plas once again offers a perfect combination of heavy and melodic, while the orchestral arrangements here are more in the background compared to the last studio album. At the same time, the quintet comes closer to its original roots, such as “The God Thing” or “Far Off Grace”: more progressive elements in the songs, similar to what one knows from those earlier releases. The six, mostly long, pieces achieve their impressive and fascinating effect through a very band-oriented arrangement, so that the clear and intensive urgency of the songs shines through naturally. The listener is captivated from the start, first by songs that each deserve to be called epic and second through the story told through the lyrics.
This recording is once again a product of the band's trusted collaborations with sound engineer Markus Teske at Bazement Studios.
“The Ghost Xperiment - AwakenIng”, a phenomenal long player, once again proves why Vanden Plas are among prog metal's elite class.
1. Cold December Night
2. The Phantoms Of Prends-Toi-Gardes
3. Three Ghosts
4. Devils´ Poetry
5. Fall From The Skies
6. The Ghost Xperiment
Andy Kuntz - Vocals
Stephan Lill - Guitar
Günter Werno - Keyboards
Andreas Lill - Drums
Torsten Reichert - Bass

HARDWARE '86 Due From AOR BLVD Records

1.  Arena (4:16)
2.  Share This Love (3:11)
3.  Summer Of '91 (3:37)
4.  Sagittarius (2:35)
5.  T L M (3:47)
6.  Cheezyfiction (3:54)
7.  Bonus Track - I'm Your Man [Demo]
Rune Aalberg Alstad – guitars/vocals
Sigurd Ekle – bass/background vocals/synth
The album also features guest spots from
David Saylor – vocals (1,2,3,5)
Snorre Valen – synth (2,4)
Olav Slagsvold - saxophone (6)
Bjørn Bakken – backing vocals (5)
Josie Bernard – drums (all tracks)
This self-titled debut album from Hardware ’86 is all about capturing the sound and vibe of late eighties melodic rock and AOR music, staying true to both the sound production aesthetics and the genre. Four of the songs comes from Sigurd´s master thesis at NTNU back in 2012, where Rune contributed with songwriting, guitars and some vocals. The scope of the project was to recreate the sound of the late eighties soft rock productions, which both of us had a big heart for. In addition to those four songs, we made the nostalgic song ‘Summer of ’91’ (2016), which is about an eighties rocker that is sensing a change in the music scene, and especially ‘Nirvana’´s big breakthrough with the album ‘Nevermind’ at the end of 1991. So, the summer of ’91 was the last summer before eighties rock finally got outdated, at least when it comes to the big commercial side. The last song, ‘Share This Love’, is inspired by the Swedish AOR band, Work of Art, which we were completely blown away by the first time we heard it.
Influences for the album: Toto, Journey, Def Leppard, Bad English, Work of Art, Vince DiCola, Starship, Van Halen, TNT
The band Hardware ’86 takes you back to the sound and vibe of the late 1980’s hard rock scene. They celebrate a shameless cocktail of heavy guitars, soft synths, melodic leads and big 80s drums. The band consist of Rune Aalberg Alstad (guitar / vocals) and Sigurd Ekle (bass / vocals) and misc session musicians (complete list below).
Rune and Sigurd met at NTNU (Norwegian University of Technology and Science), while they studied Music technology together. They had a common musical passion for shameless eighties melodic rock, totally different (and "forbidden") from the rest of the students making electro acoustic music ('pling-plong') and putting microphones on a bathtub!
Rune managed to convince Sigurd to do a master thesis where the aim was to recreate the sound of the late eigthies sound aestehtics. This was the start of the band. We had a lot of fun exploring eigthies sounds and vibes, and writing, recording and producing eighties songs. We even got to know the secret recipe behind the famous guitar sound on the song 10000 Lovers (in one) by TNT, and recreated this process in the studio. Check out the monster guitar sound in the song T L M from our current album release.
See you back in ’86!

TRIXTER Drummer MARK GUS SCOTT Steps Out Front

NEW JERSEY, August 26, 2019 -- After Rocking the World with MTV hair band Trixter for three decades, former NJ resident Mark Gus Scott steps out from behind the drums to stand center stage for his lead vocal debut and share something very special. The rock star turned adult contemporary solo artist's latest release "With You..." is an emotional, passionate and heartfelt ballad the likes of which will never be expected by his ever-growing constituency of fans.
“For the past few years, I have pursued music outside of Rock and Roll in hopes of touching just one person. To be on the receiving end of so much love and support from so many around the world is a gift I never expected,” says Scott.
"With You..." combines an 80's-style power ballad piano riff, symphonic orchestration and powerful melodic hooks all providing a platform for deep emotional poetry that truly moves the soul.
Listeners will not be ready for the soaring and soulful hook-filled melodies backed by enormous “angelic” background harmonies; definitely a huge surprise coming from one of rock's hardest-hitting drummers.
"With You..." releases Worldwide on Thursday, September 12th and promises to deliver something very special to today's musical landscape; adding a great deal of credibility to Mark's platinum sales
status. CDs / Downloads are available through Apple iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Music, CD Baby and everywhere downloads are available.
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About Mark Gus Scott:
As the wild and charismatic drummer for the internationally renowned rock band "Trixter", Mark “Gus” Scott has sold well Over 3 Million Albums Worldwide, Three #1 Videos on MTV (15 weeks at #1), Four “Top 20” AOR Radio Hits as well as a #26 Album on the Billboard Charts.
Trixter toured extensively in the United States, Canada and Japan in support of their five major label releases. They have performed live in arenas and amphitheaters with crowds up to 35,000 people releases appearing with such rock superstars as: Kiss, The Scorpions, Bret Michaels, Poison, Ted Nugent, Night Ranger, Cinderella, Twisted Sister, Dokken, Warrant, Great White and Firehouse.
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