TONY MILLS 'Over My Dead Body' Album Out Now

Monday, February 23, 2015
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The 4th official solo album from ex-SHY/TNT frontman, Tony Mills is out now. A hard rock concept album tracing the death and rebirth of  the singer in Scandinavia in 2010.
For fans of SHY, TNT, SIAM, & SERPENTINE, WORK OF ART, DOCKERS GUILD, PAUL SABU, ROBERT SALL, ERIC RAGNO and RAM-ZET. The album crosses over from METAL to AOR and PROG ROCK. Mixed at OTB by Neil Kernon for Auslander.
Produced by Tony Mills for APM Music/Battlegod Productions.
01. Time Won't Wait
02. 28 Flights
03. We Should Be On By Now
04. No Love Lost
05. Gate 21
06. My Death
07. Bitter Suite
08. Northern Star
09. 4 In The Morning
10. Somewhere In London
11. Free Spirits
Vocals - Tony Mills
Keyboards - Douglas Docker, Eric Ragno, Henning Ramseth and Robert Sall
Bass Guitar - Andreas Passmark and Henning Ramseth
Guitars - Henning Ramseth, Robert Sall, Paul Sabu
Piano - Douglas Docker, Eric Ragno and Henning Ramseth
Drums and Percussion - Andreas Nergard
Fretless Bass - Neil Kernon

DARK SARAH ‘Behind The Black Veil’ Details Revealed

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the signing of the cinematic metal project DARK SARAH to the label.

DARK SARAH is the new project from Heidi Parviainen [ex. Amberian Dawn]. The debut album called "Behind the Black Veil" leads you through the psychological adventure of Sarah, who is hovering between her two personalities. Dark Sarah's music combines metal, film music and theatrical elements. Sarah's thoughts are at best depicted in the dialogues (duets) with the guests - "The Fate": Manuela Kraller (ex Xandria), "The Queen of No Good": Inga Scharf (Van Canto) and "The Moon": Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica).

Production, orchestrations and mixing was handled by Mikko P. Mustonen, Pathos Music [Delain, Sonata Arctica, Ensiferum] and the album was mastered by Henkka Niemisto, Chartmakers [Volbeat, Sonata Arctica, Korpiklaani]. The artwork was created by Jan Yrlund, Darkgrove Design [Apocalyptica, Ensiferum, Sirenia].

"Behind The Black Veil" will be released on May 8th in Europe and on May 12th in North America.

Links to music videos from DARK SARAH
Memories Fall [feat. Manuela Kraller]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oP8wOi0ZZI
Save Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wsHp6VsE6w
Hunting The Dreamer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNFvxSSvgGg

"Behind The Black Veil" track listing
01. Save Me
02. Poison Apple
03. Hide And Seek
04. Memories Fall [feat. Manuela Kraller]
05. Evil Roots [feat. Inga Scharf]
06. Violent Roses
07. Hunting The Dreamer
08. Fortress
09. Silver Tree
10. Sun, Moon And Stars
11. Light In You [feat. Tony Kakko]
12. Sarah's Theme
13. Memories Fall [orchestral version]
14. A Grim Christmas Story

Pre-order "Behind The Black Veil" at the official DARK SARAH store here: http://darksarahwebstore.bigcartel.com/

DARK SARAH online: Website: http://www.darksarah.com / Facebook: www.facebook.com/darksarahofficial
Inner Wound Recordings online: Website: http://www.innerwound.com / Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/innerwoundrecordings

MAIDEN UNITED Release Third Album Of IRON MAIDEN Classics

Friday, May 22, 2015
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MAIDEN UNITED, the acoustic IRON MAIDEN tribute project featuring Damian Wilson (THRESHOLD, HEADSPACE) and Ruud Jolie (WITHIN TEMPTATION), has revealed the cover artwork for the upcoming album, "Remembrance".

'Remembrance' will be released on May 22nd on CD, red 12' vinyl and as digital download.

Track listing:
1. Strange World
2. Charlotte The Harlot
3. Killers
4. Remember Tomorrow
5. Burning Ambition (ft. Bob Verschoyle)
6. Futureal (ft. Blaze Bayley)
7. Aces High
8. Prowler (ft. Paul Di'Anno)
9. Still Life '15

Contributing musicians:
Damian Wilson (Threshold, Headspace) - Vocals
Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation) - Guitar
Joey Bruers (Up The Irons) - Bass
Stef Broks (Textures) - Drums
Huub van Loon (Dearworld, Barry Hay) - Piano
Thijs Schrijnemakers (Orgel Vreten) ' Hammond
Perttu Kivilaakso (Apocalyptica) ' Cello on Still Life
Mike Coolen (Within Temptation) ' Drums on Prowler
Marco Kuypers (Cloudmachine) ' Piano on Prowler
Bob Verschoyle (Gypsy's Kiss) ' Vocals on Burning Ambition
Paul Di'Anno ' Vocals on Prowler
Blaze Bayley ' Vocals on Futureal
The cover artwork for the album was once again created by BLACKLAKE, who also worked with MAIDEN UNITED on their previous studio albums.

Strange World was released as a 2-track single on CD and iTunes on January 30th

Single track listing:
1 Strange World (album version)
2 The Evil That Men Do (alternate version featuring Wudstik on vocals)
Strange World can be streamed in the YouTube video: http://youtu.be/xG-I4LYGe3w
Maiden uniteD is currently streaming the single version of 'The Evil That Men Do' on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/maidenunited/the-evil-that-men-do-featuring-wudstik
MAIDEN UNITED is an IRON MAIDEN tribute project which performs classic MAIDEN songs in new acoustic arrangements. 'Remembrance' is the third full-length album released by this project.

The album can be pre-ordered at www.MaidenuniteD.com

Double Stop Podcast - JEFF WATSON

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Jeff Watson (Night Ranger, Mother's Army, Solo) comes out of hiding (he's a self-proclaimed hermit!) and discusses his life and career in this special 50th episode of The Double Stop. He explains his early days, and learning guitar. He covers the formation of Night Ranger and walks us through their early albums and eventual break-up. He discusses his first solo album, Lone Ranger, as well as Mother's Army - his band with Joe Lynn Turner, Carmine Appice and Bob Daisley. He reveals for the first time the recent discovery of 5 lost Mother's Army songs that he is preparing for release.
He talks about the formation of Night Ranger, and why he decided to leave in 2008. He also discusses what led to him meeting his Night Ranger replacement - Joel Hoekstra - and their surprise jam at the Randy Rhoads Remembered show. He also discusses his plans to join the upcoming RRR tour. The bigger surprise is that Joel Hoekstra will be guesting on Jeff's next single - following his new song "Squirrels & Kerosene". And finally, Jeff announces his plans to re-release his solo track "Around the Sun" in tribute to his late father.


TONY IOMMI Tribute Announced For May Release

Monday, May 4, 2015
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Tanzan Music  and  "Tony Iommi Fan-Tastic" team of Iommi supporters together with Facebook communities "Tony Iommi The Man The Master The Legend" and "Global Black Sabbath Convention"  are proud to announce the release of the compilation tribute in honour of Black Sabbath's true heart and soul, legendary Riffmaster Tony Iommi on May 4th.
The compilation is an act of solidarity towards Tony from friends and fans. The profits from compilation sales will be destinied to Macmillian Cancer Support . All the songs are kindly donated for the cause.

The Pals & Fans' tribute includes participations of Vinny Appice (former Sabbath and Heaven and Hell drummer), Barry Goudreau (guitarist for Boston), Hugh McDonald (David Bromberg, Alice Cooper, Bon Jovi, Lita Ford), Mark Boals (Savoy Brown, Malmsteen, Dio Disciples, Dokken) Tony Martin (former Black Sabbath vocalist), Victor Griffin (Pentagram), young singer-songwriter Kyle Cousins, Mario Parga (Graham Bonnett, Forcefield, Cozy Powell’s Hammer), Dario Mollo (Tony Martin, Voodoo Hill), Giuntini, artists and bands “children of Iommi” and best Black Sabbath tribute acts around the world."



OUTLOUD Announce New Label, Video & Tour

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Hard Rock Heroes OUTLOUD are proud to announce their signing with the new rising melodic rock / metal label, Rock Of Angels Records (ROAR!) for a multi-album & management deal.  This month the label will re-issue the band's entire back catalog making it available again to new fans, and there will be an announcement of new material later in the year.
Additionally, OUTLOUD announce the release of their brand new video for the song "One More Time" which was written with famed Greek songwriter Phoebus.  The video was filmed on their multi-country "Let's Get Serious" tour in Nov. 2014.  The song can be found on OUTLOUD's latest album Let's Get Serious.
Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/vXZVGDJyFFk
If that wasn't enough, OUTLOUD will embark on their Spring tour in April with some select dates in Greece and then along with the reputable NWOBHM band MONUMENT all over the UK!!!  This marks OUTLOUD's first visit to the United Kingdom - if you are in the UK you won't want to miss it!
Greece dates:
3.4 Patras - Memphis Stage 
4.4 Kastoria Prague Draft
5.4 Athens (Neo Irakleio) Remedy Club
UK tour dates with MONUMENT:
10.4. Manchester Rebellion Bar
11.4 Sheffield The Corporation 
12.4 Southampton Talking Heads 
14.4. Glasgow - Audio
16.4 Cardiff - Fuel
17.4 London The Barfly
Internationally to date, OUTLOUD has released 3 albums and an EP to wide critical acclaim in the hard rock / metal world, appearing in hundreds of rock & metal publications both print and online, including features in major mags such as BURRN! Japan, Rock Hard, Fireworks, Metal Hammer, etc. They have become the most viewed Greek Hard Rock band on Youtube, with over 500,000+ views.  Their song “We Run” appeared on a handful of reputable compilations and also was named ‘Track of the Day’ in Classic Rock Magazine.  The band has toured Greece multiple times, has appeared on national TV there (on MTV Greece, MAD TV and Radio Arvyla, the country’s biggest talk show) and also twice on the cover for Greek Metal Hammer, the country’s biggest rock publication.

NEONFLY Launch New Video 'Better Angels'

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Brand new video for NEONFLY's ‘Better Angels’ single, shot on a Cyprus beach featuring Two Team GB Olympian gymnasts, unveiled.
‘‘Strangers In Paradise’ is so buoyed by steely self-belief and winningly infectious choruses, that you could imagine them beating the odds and taking slick songs like ‘Better Angels’ and ‘Heart Of The Sun’ to the huge venues they were clearly written for. KKKK” (Olly Thomas, Kerrang! December 12th 2014).
“It’s been three years since London’s Neonfly unleashed their fine debut ‘Outshine The Sun’ and the band have been no slouches in that time, racking up tours with the likes of Magnum and Dragonforce. The touring has raised their profile exponentially, to the point where their sophomore effort, ‘Strangers In Paradise’, is something I’ve been looking forward to, and it doesn’t disappoint. What I like about Neonfly is that they show a fair degree of dexterity on their songwriting, taking more from the worlds of hard rock and AOR than fantasy power metal Everytthing here is an improvement on their debut, from Willy Norton’s clear vocals to the songwriting itself, which is of the highest order. Opener ‘Whispered Dreams’ bristles with a hook you will never forget, while ‘Better Angels’ is a melodic hard rock attack that will win hearts the world over. 8/10” (Bruce Turnbull, Powerplay, December 2014)
“‘Better Angels’ is a sublime, immensely memorable slice of commercial power metal” (Classic Rock - Heavy Rotation - February 2015)
In the wake of rave reviews of their superlative new LP, ‘Strangers In Paradise’, hard driving melodic metal rockers Neonfly are releasing (album standout song) ‘Better Angels’, as a digital single, coupled with the exclusive b-side ‘Falling Star (Piano Version)’, [featuring the tinkling ivories of guest keyboard player Günter Werno from Vanden Plas], on Inner Wound Records on March 2nd, via all digital platforms.
Neonfly have today unveiled the video for ‘Better Angels’, shot on location in December 2014 on the beautiful coastline of South Western Cyprus, against the dramatic backdrop of the wreck of merchant vessel Edro III. Alongside the band, the video features the outstanding gymnastic talents of 2012’s Team GB Olympians Lynne Hutchison and Jade Faulkner, who were part of the Rhythmic Gymnast Team. The video showcases the stunning athleticism, grace, vivacity and poise of these awesome athletes, all subtly woven into the seascape narrative. Check it out at www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FumJoTCjGA
Neonfly, who comprise Willy Norton on vocals, Frederick Thunder on guitars, Andy Midgley on guitars, Paul Miller on bass and Boris Le Gal on drums, have already carved out a formidable live reputation following a slew of eyebrow-raising high profile support slots with the likes of Alice Cooper, Magnum, H.E.A.T, and Dragonforce. A band very much ‘on the up’, Neonfly are now poised to win over a whole host of new fans with the release of ‘Better Angels’, a “sublime, immensely memorable”, immediately hummable, stunning single.


Tuesday, June 9, 2015
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THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA - the classic-rock band featuring Björn Strid (SOILWORRK), David Andersson (SOILWORK, MEAN STREAK) and Sharlee D' Angelo (ARCH ENEMY, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS) will release its second album JUNE 9.

In an interview with Rocknytt.net songtitles set to appear on the upcoming album include "Lady Jade", "Stiletto" and "Spanish Ghosts". http://www.rocknytt.net/intervjuer/15288-the-night-flight-orchestra-spelar-in-nytt-album-rekryterar-ny-medlem
You can listen to the chat and a snippet of a brand new song "Living For The Nighttime" (at the end of the podcast), using the SoundCloud widget below.

Songtitles set to appear on the upcoming Skyline Whispers album include "Living For The Nighttime","Lady Jade", "Stiletto" and "Spanish Ghosts".

Björn "Speed" Strid (SOILWORK) - Vocals
David Andersson (SOILWORK, MEAN STREAK) - Guitar
Richard Larsson (VON BENZO) - Keyboards
Jonas Källsbäck (MEAN STREAK, ORCHID) - Drums
Sebastian Forslund (KADAWATHA) - Congas, Percussion, Guitar

Photo credit: Ron Dahlgren





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