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REECE 'Lost In Translation' Single Slows Things Down

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REECE return  with  LOST  IN  TRANSLATION,  the  fourth  single  from  their  debut  album,  IGNITED.  The  track  is  a  stripped  down  ballad  which  shows  the  bands  softer  edge.
This  follows  on  from  a  successful  campaign  of  touring  across  the  UK  promoting  the  single  FALLING  DOWN,  which  received  critical  acclaim  following  airplay  throughout  the  UK,  US,  Germany  and  Australia. 
The  single  featured  in  the  Top  10  indie  charts  in  Canberra,  Australia  and  has  been  aired  on  HARD  ROCK  HELL,  TOTALROCK,  and  PLANETROCK  radio  shows  and  heavily  featured  on  ROCK  RAGE  RADIO  in  Germany.
LOST  IN  TRANSLATION  will  go  on  sale  on  Monday,  3rd December on  iTunes,  Amazon  etc...  and  will  coincide  with  the  release  of  the  video. REECE  have  spent  the  past  few  months  touring  around  the  UK  with  new  drummer  LEE  NICHOLAS.  Lee  comes  with  a  wealth  of  experience,  having  toured  for  several  years  with  the  band  ALSO  EDEN,  and  has  previously  played  a  handful  of  gigs  for  Ex-Europe  guitarist  KEE  MARCELLO,  who  REECE  supported  on  his  recent  tour  of  the  UK.
REECE  are  now  gearing  up  for  a  bumper  2019,  with  slots  at  HARD  ROCK  HELL  AOR,  ROCKWICH  FESTIVAL,  GLASTONSELFY,  WARTON  MUSIC  FESTIVAL  and  DRUNKEN  MONKEY  FESTIVAL  to  name  a  few,  with  more  to  be  confirmed,  alongside  a  couple  of  dates  in  Ireland,  and  a  gig  at  Bannermans  in  Edinburgh  during  March.
The  band  will  wrap  up  their  current  Tour  at  the  start  of  December,  to  continue  writing  their  next  album  which  should  be  released  around  Autumn  2019.




Friday, October 26, 2018
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The brand new Christian Tolle Project album “Point Blank” will be released October 26 through Fastball Music. Again, Christian Tolle hits the 100% mark with his melodic rock songs and cooperates with well established musicians, e.g. Doug Aldrich, David Reece, John Cuijpers, Mathias Dieth and Morris Adriaens.
The album will be released as digipak CD and Vinyl
From the uplifting opener and title track "Point Blank" to the driving grooves on "Too Late" or the hookladden bangers like "Black Friday" or "Borderland" the production pounds with punch and transparency. David Reece (ex-Accept, ex-Bonfire, Sainted Sinners) and John Cuijpers (Cooper Inc., Ayreon, Praying Mantis) take the lead vocals with Christian Tolle handling guitars, bass, drums and production.
Add Morris Adriaens on keys and backing vocals as well as Mathias Dieth (ex- U.D.O, ex-Sinner) and L.A. based guitar hero Doug Aldrich (Dio, ex-Whitesnake,The Dead Daisies) to guest for some stunning lead guitars, you can expect nothing less than a straight and excellent rock record, touching musical roots of the late 70s and 80s with lots of hooks and energy.
As a result "Point Blank" has turned into a real listening pleasure for all fans of guitar driven hard rock.
1 Point Blank 03:54
2 Borderland 04:05
3 Since You've Been Gone 03:34
4 Proceed With Caution 04:59
5 Too Late 04:15
6 Fight Another Day 03:39
7 Before I Fall 04:20
8 Black Friday 04:29
9 Don't Make Me Wait 03:31
10 Lonely Is The Night 04:42

ZHENX Debut Out Now on AOR Blvd Records

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This is an interesting project put together by ex-Baron Rojo bassist, Gorka Alegre, in 2016.
This project enlists some of Spain's finest rock musicians along with a host of other well known guests.
Included in the line-up is Herman Rarebell who is ex-Scorpions drummer, Bill Leverty of Firehouse, on guitars and David Reece, ex-Accept and Bangalore Choir, providing duet vocals.
The handling of lead vocals and providing a contribution to songwriting is David Saylor, who was ex-Push UK.
The final result was undertaken over a 12 month period and was completed in 2017.
The finished hard rock album is superb, hard hitting and melodic.  Once again, David Saylor's voice feels so much at home but moves in a different direction to his solo albums and other projects he was involved with in the past.
Zhenx is for fans who are into bands like Def Leppard and China, aswell as early Gotthard albums.
David Saylor passed away early 2017 and sadly, he never got to hear the final mix.
1.  Action
2.  Breakaway
3.  Evergrey
4.  Dog's Of Destiny
5.  Distant Memories
6.  Jumping Off The Skyline
7.  Injection
8.  On My Way
9.  Turn Down The Light


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Bonfire and singer David Reece part ways / ex-BONFIRE Lead-Vocalist is back

After two successful charting albums Glorious (2015) and Pearls (2016) and over 100 shows performed Bonfire and David Reece part ways citing the reasons as personal and professional differences. These differences are irreconcilable so both parties decide it is best to just part ways. Bonfire wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

Returning to Bonfire will be former Bonfire singer Michael Borman (1993/94). Michael is a very accomplished singer in his own right. A seasoned veteran of Germany's music scene and also well know for his appearances on the Television show "The Voice Germany". This reunion of sorts with Mastermind Hans Ziller at the controls has all the ingredients for a truly incredible future. With all the missing pieces finally in place this alignment will prove to be the strongest Bonfire ever.


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David Reece joins forces with Mario Percudani in new project - First music demo samples available


R.P.G. The Reece / Percudani Group

David Reece
joins forces with Mario Percudani in exciting new hard rock project!

For fans of melodic hard rock , the name David Reece will be a familiar one. Since bursting onto the scene as the then new frontman for German legends Accept David has released no less than 15 full length recordings and appeared on numerous more.
His diverse catalog encompasses his early 90's success with Bangalore Choir known for their MTV hit "Loaded Gun", The powerful modern metal project Sircle Of Silence, numerous solo releases and most recently David has been fronting another legendary German act... Bonfire.

Well known for his powerful voice and dynamic stage performances, this new project has the same brand of musical quality stamped all over it.

Mario Percudani is also a name many in the melodic rock world will be familiar with, having worked with legendary acts such as Bobby Kimball, Ted Poley, Bobby Barth, Vinnie Appice and many many more.
Mario merged his roots in blues and seventies rock music. With a style that ranges from Rock, Pop, Blues to Soul and American West Coast.
His fantastic guitar playing and songwriting skill ensures that this new partnership with David Reece is going to be a winning combo!.

The band line-up is rounded out by two other exceptional musicians; bassist Stefano Scola from hard rockers Hungry Heart, and Drummer Ale Mori who has made his name working with Glenn Hughes, Steve Lukather and Bernie Marsden.

Look for the Reece / Percudani Group on the road and in the studio in 2016 and beyond!

Management contact:  gileslavery@hotmail.com

BONFIRE Launches Re-recorded Classic & Rock 'Pearls' March 18

Friday, March 18, 2016
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After the release of the album “GLÖRIOUS” that entered the charts, BONFIRE proved that they still have a great future to come – in 2016 they celebrate 30 years on stage!
During their career, they performed about 1,500 concerts worldwide, touring with the likes of Whitesnake, Judas Priest and ZZ TOP. The eternal burning flame during all that time, the founder, composer, guitarist and the soul of BONFIRE is mastermind HANS ZILLER, who formed a band together with David Reece (voc./ USA/ ex- Accept), Frank Pané (lead-git/GER), Ronnie Parkes (Bass  & Voc / USA) and Tim Breideband (Drums/GER) which further developed the sound of BONFIRE for the past 2 years and every day in a new way brings it to life.
BONFIRE will of course continue celebrating their live-qualities with their fans all over the world.
For the 30th Anniversary / 30years live on stage they present the long desired double-album PEARLS (UDR-Music / Home of the Legends www.udr-music.com ) on March 18. It’s the first CD since the foundation of the band in 1986 that features all the classics in one place - re-recorded during 2015 in Milano (Italy) and arranged in a completely new way, as a big thank-you to the true fans.
With the new partner UDR RECORDS Bonfire are in very good company with other big acts of Hard Rock and Metal, such as MÖTORHEAD, SAXON, GIRLSCHOLL and ANNIHILATOR. Hans Ziller & Co are now ready for the next step.
CD1: BONFIRE "Classic PEARLS" (with the Italian - Symphony-Ensemble) and CD2: BONFIRE "Rock PEARLS"
The album contains 22 songs and presents the whole music production of all the 30 years of BONFIRE in the sound of 2016.
Not moving ahead was never an option for BONFIRE and that’s why all rock-fans receive now with “PEARLS” all the band’s classics.
30th BONFIRE ANNIVERSARY  Tour 2016 "Burnin` TALES `n `PEARLS"
18.03. NEW - CD Release worldwide
07.04. GER - Osnabrück / Rosenhof
08.04. GER - Essen - Turock
09.04. GER - Memmingen / Kaminwerk
10.04. GER - Obermarchtal - Kreuz
14.04. GER - Bruchsal - Fabrik
15.04. Spain
16.04. Spain
17.04. Spain
21.04. GER - Bremen / Aladin
22.04 Spain - San Sebastian - Euskal Metal Fest
23.04 Spain - Zaragoza - CCLARRATXO - Club
24.04. GER - Mannheim - Alte Seilerei
29.04. GER - Bensheim - Musiktheater Rex
30.04. GER - Flensburg  - ROXY 
11.05. / to 13.5. Bulgarien -  Poolinerrock-Open Air
14.05.  CH- Wetzikon  Hall of Fame
21.05. CZ - Klatovy - Winterstadion
27.05.    A   - Bike-Festival Kufstein
03.06. GER - Würzburg - Posthalle
24.06. GER - Hamburg Harley Days
07.07 / 08.07. GER - Rock Harz Festival
09.07. GER - Horn- Bad Meinberg Open Air
22.07. GER - Pförring Open Air
23.07. SWEDEN - Väsby Rock Festival   Open Air
28.07. GER - Headbangers Open Air
05.08.      CH- Gossau  Rock on Open Air
06.08.  Spain - Festival Bilbao (Txarly)
26.8./27.8.GER - Baltic Open Air
09.09. Spain - Barcelona - Dr. Metal Fest-Sala Boveda
02. or 03.09.  Bikerfestival Thüringen ( tbc )
23.09. GER - Rostock/Lübeck/ or Kiel
24.09. GER - Rostock/Lübeck/ or Kiel
29.09. GER - Nürnberg - Hirsch
06.10  GER - Milterberg - Beavers
07.10. GER - Metzingen - Stadthalle
08.10. GER - Straßkirchen - Plutonium Club
09.10. GER - Augsburg - Spectrum
15.10. GER - Peine-Gadenstedt /  Black Hand Inn
12.11. GER - Regensburg  - Airport-Obertraubling   
18.11. GER - Rostock -  M.A.U. Club
19.11. GER - Herford - X-Club
01.12. GER - Hamburg - Logo
02.12. GER - Siegburg - Kubana
03.12. GER - Bochum - Matrix
09.12. GER Mörlenbach - Music Hall
28/29.12. GER - Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
There is more to come!!



BONFIRE - Glorious (Review)

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21 Guns Salute
Nothing At All
Can’t Break Away
Fallin Out Of Love
Supernatural Disguise
Shooting Star
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Bonfire are one of the more beloved bands of the melodic rock genre that originate from Germany. Their mix of melodic rock and AOR ballads with an, at times harder edge, has always been delivered with the warm and raspy vocals of Claus Lessmann.
While the band has origins as far back as 1972, the mid-80s found the band at their creative and commercial best.
EZ Livin’ is guitarist Hans Ziller’s side project that yielded the well regarded debut back in 1991 and Firestrom, the considerably less regarded comeback from 2014.
With issues arising between Lessmann and Ziller, and the latter’s desire to tour more, Bonfire seemingly merged with the EZ Livin lineup – featuring frontman David Reece, which has now delivered the new album Glorious.
The naysayers were armed and ready, and after the recent EZ Livin album, I was not expecting much.
But I’m pleasantly surprised by the energy and quality of his new album.
Bonfire die-hards might complain about the change up in sound and direction – this is a far heavier incarnation and the material is pure hard rock and not surprisingly, more in line with the EZ Livin’ sound.
David Reece brings his booming voice to some pretty strong material. Naturally his distinct style brings comparisons to Bangalore Choir and his own Reece releases.
The album opens with a big statement – three memorable hard rockers of various tones – 21 Guns Salute is hard hitting; Nothing At All is fast and furious with a good hook and Can’t Break Away is a moodier rocker.
Then the album delivers the needed melodic rock/AOR touch with a big melodic anthem in Remember and powerhouse ballad Fallin Out Of Love.
Supernatural Disguise rocks hard with a big chorus; Shooting Star is layers thick in harmonies; Put Out The Flames is also very likable from the get go.
The band risk fan ire by re-recording two Bonfire classics – Sweet Obsession and American Nights. Both are done with an extra layer of keyboards not found on the rest of the album. Sweet Obsession doesn’t quite sound right, but American Nights is better.
Closing the album is a lengthy cover of With A Little Help From My Friends. Not a song I’m particular enamored with, but you can’t deny the passion in this version and with David’s vocals.

Production is excellent, the songs are consistent and offer plenty of hooks to come back to and the energy within the band is easily enough to get fans excited.
It may not be the classic Bonfire we used to know, but it is a very strong hard rock release no matter what the moniker.

One On One With Mitch Lafon - BONFIRE (David Reece)

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In this special YouTube only edition of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by BONFIRE singer, David Reece. We discuss Bonfire's new album Glörious as well as his time with ACCEPT and much more.
Quote: "I want to tour. That's my main focus."

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First Taste Of BONFIRE With DAVID REECE - "Nothing At All"

Monday, March 16, 2015
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Here's your first taste of BONFIRE 2015, with DAVID REECE out front. This track is titled 'Nothing At All', from the album 'Glorious', out April 24.



BONFIRE Promise 'Glorious' New Album April 24

Friday, April 24, 2015
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German melodic rock legends BONFIRE will release their new album 'Glorious' on April 24 via Borila Records.
'Glorious' will include twelve new songs and two new recordings of the Bonfire classics "Sweet Obsession" and "American Nights".
The last studio album of the band formed in 1986 was published in 2011. Since its inception, the band has released a total of 15 studio and live albums and sold over a million records worldwide.
The new album will be the first to feature new vocalist DAVID REECE (Bangalore Choir, Tango Down).
Track Listing:
1. 21 Guns Salute (Goes Boom)
2. Nothin`At All
3. Can't Break Away
4. Remember
5. Fallin` Outta Love
6. Glorious
7. Supernatural Disguise
8. Shooting Star
9. Lies
10. Put Out The Flames
11. Free Wind Desperado
12. Sweet Obsession*
13. American Nights*
14. With A Little Help From My Friends*

* re-recordings

BONFIRE Announce New Album/Line-Up/Label/Management and 2015 Tour

Monday, May 18, 2015
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BONFIRE Announce New Album / New Line-Up / New Label / New Management / and European Tour 2015
Hans Ziller - founder, guitarist, composer and mastermind of the band BONFIRE and Claus Lessmann (Vocals) have separated after nearly 30 years.

The band has not recorded a new studio album since 2011, although there was many internal calls and talk of recording a new Bonfire CD in 2014, it never materialized. Claus Lessmann just could not or would not start recording a new album and never gave any explanation to the band. So, why should this be the end of a nearly 3 decades-long success story?
Quote Hans Ziller
: "I originally formed the band under the name Cacumen in the early 80s, I then brought Claus Lessmann on board eight years later and we changed our name to BONFIRE. I think we simply owe it to our fans to go on. I see no reason to retire just because the lead singer of the band cannot or does not want to sing "and Hans continues:" Bonfire is my life's work, I can look back on the band in a variety of lineups and with many successful years, ECHO - nominations, Golden Record, countless concerts worldwide, more than 1 million records sold, and above all I want to stay loyal to our fans who stayed with us through the years. "
Anyone who knows Mastermind Hans Ziller cannot rest his head easy with this. In recent months Bonfire has composed many new songs and the new BONFIRE-Formation has found itself. With a partially new outfit of PAUL MORRIS (ex-Rainbow) for the keyboards.
Ronnie Parkes on the bass (former bassist Uwe Kohler pursues a solo project) . Of course, the familiar face of Bonfire drummer Harry Reischman is still there. A second guitarist is still being sought.
And finally the kicker: Ziller QUOTE: "David REECE (ex-Accept) will be the new singer. With David I share not only a total musical agreement, but also a personal friendship. After the many years of the band's internal conflicts, it was also important to me to have musicians around me I can trust and with whom it is fun to be on stage. To just play only the old songs and nothing new, fighting and arguing in the backstage area, is not what I want in my band. It is also dishonest to the fans and makes you sick in the long run and I just don't want that anymore. David Reece is a highly professional and an energetic singer who will revive the classic Bonfire songs.  Old and new members will add a spark to the old Bonfire sound while still remaining loyal to its roots."
Currently, the band is in the studio working on the new BONFIRE-album with producer Alessandro Del Vecchio.

The CD will be released in mid-May worldwide by 2015.

With new artist management and new concert agency, BONFIRE will go on a European tour in May.
The first BONFIRE shows will be headlining with special guests ELA and BATTLE BEAST also summer festivals abroad have already been confirmed.


TANGO DOWN - 'Charming Devil' (Review)

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
US rockers Tango Down follow up their acclaimed ass-kicking Identity Crisis record in quick fashion with the new album Charming Devil, featuring the same lineup, fronted by vocalist David Reece and riff man Scott Miller.
It’s a case of more of the same from the band here – ass kicking, high energy, American melodic hard rock, with harmonies throughout and plenty of riffing for the guitar-heads out there.
David Reece sounds in great voice here – it’s another polished performance from the veteran vocalist.
Plenty of highlights here with songs penned mostly by friend to the Kivel label, Jace Pawlak, either writing on his own or with guitarist Miller. Production is by Ty Sims, and one can hear the Bombay Black style harmonies throughout the album, with the band’s frontman Erik Johnson lending a hand there.
I will say though, the one detrimental aspect of the album is the bass heavy mix. Overall it’s bearable, but there are a couple of songs where it is truly overbearing and not easy on the ears to listen to without adjusting audio settings.
Song highlights include the opening track Bad Reputation, a solid, attitude filled track to push off in style.
The title track Charming Devil is a cool rocker, but the pounding bass heavy mix really takes away from my enjoyment of it.
Too Many Roads is one of the best rock power ballads of this or any year. Reece sounds amazing and the added piano adds texture to the already impressive song. The huge chorus knocks it out of the park.
Change My World is another catchy tune while the ultra-catchy, anthemic Tomorrow Never Comes is as impressive as it gets on Charming Devil.
Closing the album is the second ballad of the album, even if it’s sentimental with a kick. Another classy tune.

I favor Identity Crisis over this new album, but songwise it’s a very close call. Both albums feature some real gems and fully deliver on expectations. But the mix here has definitely impacted on my overall enjoyment of it.
American melodic hard rock is alive and well with Tango Down and long may it continue.

WICKED SENSATION Feel The Rush November 28

Friday, November 28, 2014
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WICKED SENSATION from Karlsruhe introduce their 4th studio album "Adrenaline Rush" on November 28.

On "Adrenaline Rush" a catchy tune follows another and it clearly shows that Michael Klein, the band's lead guitarist and songwriter, has enormously improved his songwriting from album to album.

None other than singer David Reece (ex Accept, Bangalore Choir) supported the band and substituted for Robert Soeterboek, who unfortunately was forced to step back because of personal health reasons.

David Reece immediately turned out to be the right choice for the band and perfectly blends into the songs of Wicked Sensation. Already the opener "King of the World" delivers superb hooks and melodies which reach their highlight in the chorus while Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) can be heard together with David Reece.

Without a break the band continues with "Same Old Situation" hich comes as a perfect blend of Van Halen and Extreme and is full of groove. Again, Harry Hess gives his honor and can be heard in the chorus, accompanied by Eric Ragno (Graham Bonnet) on the keyboard.

With "Misery" the album goes straight the way it started - delivering catchy tunes without a break, and Michael Klein and Sang Vong prove to be the perfect guitar duo.

Again on "Adrenaline Rush' all the typical song styles of Wicked Sensation can be found without the band moving away from their typical sound.

The title track "Adrenaline Rush" delivers a real 'Metal Firecracker', for which the band was able to sign on Mathias Dieth (ex U.D.O. guitarist) for an outstanding guitar solo.

In addition to their fourth 'long player' the band fully relied on their producer Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream69) to give "Adrenaline Rush" the necessary pressure and punch. The last song 'This Time", an acoustic ballad, closes the curtains.
Tracklist: 1. King Of The World, 2. Same Old Situation, 3. Misery, 4. Leave Me Like A Fool, 5. Blue Painted Sky, 6. Angel In Black, 7. Living On My Madness, 8. Desperate Nation, 9. Adrenaline Rush, 10. No More Lies, 11. This Time
Soundclips in advance:

WICKED SENSATION - Angel In Black (Edit)

WICKED SENSATION - King Of The World (Edit)



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