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MessageSujet: GerMusica    Lun 23 Juil - 15:55

CANNON
from Hanover, Germany were founded in 1986 consisting of Mat Rein
Jaehnke (vocals), Walter Mueller (guitars), Steve Carrington (bass),
Oliver Krueger (lead guitars) and Mats Toralf (drums).


The band’s debut album „Thunder And Lightning“ was released in April 1988. A great deal for the 2nd
album with a major label was unfortunately cancelled close before the
signing in 1989. CANNON nevertheless started the production of this
record on a self-financed basis in 1991. Unfortunately the tapes with
the still unfinished record were stolen. In 1994, the band recorded a 7
track demo tape and re-issued the sought after “Thunder And Lightning”
album on tape. These tapes massively sold at the band’s live shows. The
beginning of the end for the band though was the departure of drummer
Mats Toralf in 1994. After a long, unsuccessful search for a proper
replacement, singer Mat Rein Jaehnke also decided to quit the band in
October 1996. Soon afterwards, CANNON split off completely.


The
band reunited in September 2003 with four members of the original
line-up. Drums though now were handled by original guitarist Walter
Mueller (besides the guitar work) who originally had started to perform
as a drummer. In November 2003, the band began to write and record new
songs at Steve Carrington’s home studio. A double CD called “The History
containing the original “Thunder And Lightning” album and the
unreleased “Timeriders” demo material was issued in late March 2004.


The new recordings were released under the name “Back In Business” in June 2005 in Europe and May 2006 in the US.

Twenty
years after the original release the remastered “Thunder And Lightning”
CD was released in the US. Shortly after this in September 2008,
CANNON’s next new album Metal Style got its worldwide release.


In early 2012 CANNON was signed by the German record label meantime music, a subdivision of Yesterrock for their new record Burning Love”. The release date was set for 07.09.2012.

CANNON are:

Mat Rein Jaehnke - Vocals

Steve Carrington - Bass/Keyboards/Back. Vocals

Oliver Krueger – All Guitars

Walter Mueller – Drums


Track list: 01.Guardian
Pipes
, 02. Guardian Of The Night, 03. Burning Love, 04. Hold Me, Love
Me
, 05. Heads Up With The Devil, 06. Goodbye, 07. Life, 08. Cold
Morning,
09. Bachrock, 10. Holy Devil, 11. Dreamer, 12. Run For Your
Life,
13. A Light In The Dark, 14. One World


www.cannon-the-band.com
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MessageSujet: Re: GerMusica    Mar 21 Aoû - 15:32

MOTHER ROAD – free single „Dirty Little Secret“ available for download now! :::‏



MOTHER
ROAD's first single "Dirty Little Secret" as is now available as a free
teaser for press, radio & fans in advance to the release of the
upcoming, yet untitled debut album of this new exciting German/American
Blues Hard Rock band fronted by vocalist Keith Slack (ex Steelhouse
Lane, MSG) and guitarist Chris Lyne (ex Soul Doctor).

Press & radio have the chance to download this track from our Haulix account (invitations were sent yesterday).

Fans can pick this song up for free here: www.reverbnation.com/motherroad

We also have set-up a free for release interview with both Keith Slack & Chris Lyne which can be accessed at this URL: http://wp.me/p1yoTl-5A

Band information:

MOTHER
ROAD is the brainchild of Austin, TX (USA) based rock singer Keith
Slack and Berlin (Germany) based guitarist Chris Lyne.


Named
after “The Mother Road”, another name for the US’ legendary, historic
Route 66 highway, this international Hard Blues Rock band is
impressively transferring the vintage sounds and the trademarks of this
genre into the new decade. Founded in 2011 and based on mutual musical
influences, Slack & Lyne promptly felt the chemistry between them
was right and the song-writing process soon accelerated. In the
meantime, the line-up was completed with drummer Carsten Klick and
bassist Frank Binke.


Currently, the song-writing process is almost finished and the first batch of songs are about to be shopped to the labels.

Guitarist
Chris Lyne is well known for his astonishing work with his previous
group Soul Doctor. His main influences include some of the greatest
British guitar players such as Gary Moore, Jimmy Page, Paul Kossoff and
John Sykes. American singer Keith Slack acted as frontman of the bands
Steelhouse Lane and Michael Schenker Group (MSG), and also his own
blues-influenced Hard Rock band Mudpie. Slack’s influences include a
whole variety of styles and music from bands including Paul Rodgers, Led
Zeppelin, The Black Crowes, King’s X and The Cult.




Web:

www.facebook.com/themotherroad

www.reverbnation.com/motherroad
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MessageSujet: Re: GerMusica    Dim 9 Sep - 8:02

Lionville

The Lion roars again

– brand new Lionville album coming this fall

Lionville,
the AOR act led by Italian song writer / guitarist / vocalist Stefano
Lionetti and featuring the signature lead vocals of Lars Säfsund (Work
Of Art) will return with their sophomore album simply called “II” in
November 2012. The follow-up to the highly successful self-titled debut
will again be released on the Avenue Of Allies label. The record is
currently being finished and the band is looking forward to celebrate
the first ever Lionville live performance on October 19th in Nottingham (UK) as the opener of this years Firefest.


Lionville
originated from the friendship of Stefano Lionetti and Pierpaolo
“Zorro11” Monti (Shining Line), who presented a couple of Stefano’s
demos to Gregor Klee, owner of the Avenue Of Allies label. The first
record was released in June 2011 and the catchy pure AOR sound found
many fans among critics and fans, ending up on many “Best Of The Year”
lists. Among others the album reached # 3 on melodicrock.com’s “Best
Debut Album Of 2011” rundown, it also landed at # 20 on the site’s “Best
Album Of The Year” charts and the ballad “The World Without Your Love”,
written by Richard Marx, Bruce Gaitsch and Amy Sky, reached # 11 on
“The “Best Ballad” listing.


Lionville’s
“II” will deliver another slice of high class AOR and it sees many of
the musicians performing on last years debut returning to the recording
studio. Guitarists Bruce Gaitsch (Richard Marx, Chicago) and Sven
Larsson
(Street Talk) are just two of the studio cats who lend their
talents again to make the new tunes shine. The names of more special
guests will be revealed shortly including a musician who wrote AOR
history and who was ranging on top of the wish list of everyone involved
in Lionville.


Besides
Stefano and Lars, the band’s studio as well as the live line-up
includes keyboard player / producer Alessandro Del Vecchio (Edge Of
Forever, Hardline), guitarist Mario Percudani (Mitch Malloy,
Hungryheart), bassist Anna Portalupi (Hardline, Mitch Malloy) and new
drummer Alessandro Mori (Mitch Malloy, Axe).







Lionville recording session : f.l.t.r. Alessandro Del Vecchio, Gregor Klee, Stefano Lionetti
To get a first taste of Lionville’s “II” please check out the brand new studio teaser :

Lionville II - album teaser (2012 - AOR, Westcoast, Melodic Rock)


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MessageSujet: Re: GerMusica    Ven 14 Sep - 13:11

Title: Khaøs - Khaøs Rising EP

Label: MarkRossi Records

Out: 29.10.2012

Format: digital release




Khaøs rising


Khaøs
was born around the idea of making music without any kind of
compromises in June 2012. The band name itself reveals the main musical
target: to let creativity, musicality and energy flow, destroying
barriers and breaking through obstacles. Music itself is the centerpiece
of this work.


Four people, four cities, five stories

Khaøs
is a project on a global scale, involving two continents, America and
Europe and going possibly beyond. Their members have never actually
played together in the same room. This came together thanks to the
internet. It was an idea they wanted to put to the test.


Produced by
Rolf Munkes at his Empire Studios in Germany, five songs with an
unmistakable rocking vibe have arisen from the creative collaboration
between

Chandler Mogel (vocals, Outloud), Mark Rossi (guitars, Tribal), N I c
Angileri
(bass, Jorn) and Trevor Franklin (drums, Elis). The debut EP
“Khaøs Rising” will be digitally released on October 29th 2012 and is
conceived as warm-up for a full lenght.


This
EP is taster of a bigger common work, a visiting card to awaken the
interest of rock aficionados, a unique opportunity for labels to release
a genuine product with international format and for the band to spread
their music and extend their fan base world wide. 2013 will be the year
of …Khaøs!


Line-up: Vocals: Chandler Mogel; Guitars: Mark Rossi; Bass: N I c Angileri; Drums: Trevor Franklin

Track list:
1. Distress Signal, 2. Hated, 3. Reason To Die, 4. Mind Violence, 5.
Perfect Future,
6. Reason To Die (Radio Edit), 7. Perfect Future (Radio
Edit)




www.facebook.com/khaos2012

www.youtube.com/khaoschannel

www.reverbnation.com/khaosproject
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MessageSujet: Re: GerMusica    Dim 30 Sep - 8:55

PRESS RELEASE


Dynamic
Rock Vocalist Chandler Mogel (Outloud, Talon) is pleased to announce
the launch of his brand new, totally revamped Chandlermogel.com website.
In addition to being a comprehensive showcase of Chandler's work and
abilities, Chandler has chosen this platform to unveil six brand new
songs (streaming once you enter the site). The songs were written and
produced by Chandler and Stevie DeAcutis (Corey Glover, Cyndi Lauper,
Prophet) at Sound Spa Productions, Edison, NJ. For a limited time as a
special promotion for the website, when you go to the site and sign up
for the Chandlermogel.com Newsletter, you will receive a download of all
six songs absolutely free sent to your email address! (You simply must
agree to remain on the mailing list for a minimum of one year; this
consists of only 3-4 mailings).



Chandler
commented on this new endeavor: "Releasing new music via my website
really indicated to me as something that can create a lot of new
possibilities so I jumped at the chance to make it happen. Let's face
it, digital music is the future of music, and the future is NOW, so this
can be a great opportunity for people to get to know me better (the
website) and at the same time get new music out there."


Along
with the new music, fresh new look rendered by esteemed graphic
designer Ryan Clark and shots of Chandler by renown photographer Felix
Kunze, at Chandlermogel.com you'll find more comprehensive and
consolidated info on Chandler and his work than ever before. Get up to
date news, link to all of Chandler's social media within a single click,
listen to and purchase all of his works in the Discography section,
watch videos, get exclusive merchandise, and see what others are saying
about Chandler's accomplishments.


Your feedback on the music, website or anything else Chandler is also appreciated in the Guestbook Section! Enjoy! www.chandlermogel.com


Please spread these news around! Thanks in advance!
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MessageSujet: Re: GerMusica    Dim 30 Sep - 9:01

Album: DARE – Calm Before The Storm 2

Label: Legend Records

Distribution: ADA/Warner

Out: 08.10.2012






Calm
Before The Storm II is Dare's seventh studio album. Originally released
ten years ago in Europe alone, Darren Wharton has since obtained the
rights. The album has been completely re-recorded, and the new running
order includes the previously unreleased tracks ‘Precious’ and 'Cold
Wind Will Blow'
. It is the album Darren always wanted to release.


Fronted
by singer/songwriter Darren Wharton (who first rose to fame in the
early eighties playing keyboards with legendary Irish rock band Thin
Lizzy), DARE are one of the most respected and innovative melodic rock
bands working today, gaining cult status among AOR fans throughout
Europe, the UK and the world.


Darren
joined Philip Lynott’s Thin Lizzy at the tender age of eighteen and
enjoyed 5 great years with the band touring extensively, alongside
renowned guitarist Scott Gorham, drummer Brian Downey, guitarists Snowy
White
(Pink Floyd), Gary Moore and John Sykes (Whitesnake). Working
closely with Philip Lynott, Darren also recorded classic Thin Lizzy
albums, such as ‘Chinatown’, ‘Renegade’, and ‘Thunder and Lightning’ on
which Wharton co-wrote 3 songs, including the hit single ‘The Sun Goes
Down’.
Sadly, the latter was to be Thin Lizzy’s last studio album, and
in 1986 Darren Wharton returned to his home town of Manchester where, as
an outlet for his creative flare for song writing and working with
young Oldham guitarist Vinny Burns, he formed his own band, DARE.


Darren
re-joined Thin Lizzy two years ago and the band continues to tour
extensively around the world to rapturous fans and huge audiences. The
band recently completed a big tour of the USA and Europe with Judas
Priest and recently supported Guns ‘n’ Roses in the UK as well as scores
of major festival shows. Thin Lizzy are currently recording a brand new
album and the band’s profile remains high.


Wharton’s
style of songwriting - modern anthemic rock with Celtic overtones
- coupled with the bands powerful live performances throughout Europe
have gained Dare cult status on the British and European rock scenes.
The band’s A&M debut album ‘Out Of The Silence’, recorded at Joni
Mitchell’s Bel Air Studio Los Angeles, and produced by Nickelback
producer Mike Shipley, is still widely regarded today as one of the all
time great AOR albums.


Track listing:

1.
Walk On The Water/ 2. Someday/ 3. Calm Before The Storm/ 4. Crown Of
Thorns/ 5. Precious /6. Silence Of Your Head/ 7. Rescue Me/ 8. Ashes/ 9.
Rising Sun /10. Cold Wind Will Blow/ 11. Deliverance


www.dare-music.com
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MessageSujet: Re: GerMusica    Mar 16 Oct - 16:13



Perfect View

The Italian Melodic Rock band Perfect View is proud to present their firstofficial video. The clip to the title track of the band’s debut album "Hold Your Dreams” (Avenue 1011 0019) is available on their youtubechannel:http://youtu.be/cCDCLnm_yts

Perfect
View influences range from Melodic Rock to AOR and Hard Rock, balancing
great melodies and vocal harmonies with hard rocking guitars while
giving the keyboards lots of space to shine in many different colours.


A Special Edition of "Hold Your Dreams” is now available with the additional bonus track “No Mercy”.

Band homepage : www.perfectviewtheband.com


Label: www.avenue-of-allies.com

Perfect View - Hold your dreams (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

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MessageSujet: Re: GerMusica    Dim 2 Déc - 13:24

Dear press,

below you find the key information about the third release from Avenue Of Allies due on November 30th, 2012: the amazing debut album by the Swedish AOR band SAPPHIRE EYES.


The
promotion for this release already has started and we’re currently
taking interview requests for songwriter, keyboard player and producer
Niclas Olsson
(Alyson Avenue). Please contact us with your requests!




Release: Sapphire Eyes – s/t

Label: Avenue Of Allies

Release date: Nov 30th, 2012





SAPPHIRE EYES is the new AOR band of songwriter and keyboard player Niclas Olsson, well known for his female fronted Melodic Rock band Alyson Avenue and lead singer Thomas Bursell. Back in 2004 the two Swedish musicians already worked together in the Melodic Hard Rock band Second Heat.

For
several years already Niclas had the idea for an AOR band with a male
vocalist, it originally started when Alyson Avenue parted ways with
vocalist Anette Olzon in 2006. But due to other projects, including the
work on Alyson Avenue’s comeback album “Changes” with their new vocalist Arabella Vitanc, released in the spring of 2011 through Avenue Of Allies, the work on the male fronted AOR album was put on hold.


Over
the years Niclas has written a lot of songs that didn’t seem to be the
right choice for Alyson Avenue, so he kept them up his sleeve until he
was working on a suitable recording project.


SAPPHIRE EYES
is exactly the album Niclas was waiting for to dig out 10 AOR jewels
from his song vault and to record them with a line-up of musical
friends.




Niclas and Thomas, who recorded the vocals for seven album tracks, are joined by two other male Swedish singers, Mikael Erlandsson (Last Autumn's Dream, Salute) took over the lead vocals on two songs and Mike Andersson (Cloudscape)
handles the vocal duties on one tune. The female vocal touch is added
by the two Alyson Avenue front ladies, past and present, with Anette Olzon and Arabella Vitanc recording backing vocals for two songs each.


Guitar contributions on SAPPHIRE EYES come from Sven Larsson (Street Talk, Lionville), Rik Priem (Frozen Rain), Emil Knabe and part-time Alyson Avenue musician Christopher Dahlmann. With Mikey K Nilsson (Nasty Idols) on guitars and Göran Forssén on bass, two more current Alyson Avenue members followed the call to be part of SAPPHIRE EYES.

The recording line-up is completed by bassists Thomas Löyskä, another Alyson Avenue alumni and Mats Ståhl as well as Francesco Jovino (U.D.O., Hardline) on drums.

The big sound of SAPPHIRE EYES has “Pure Classy Scandinavian AOR”
written all over it. The songs are highly melodic with hooklines catchy
as hell, the musicianship is of the highest order and the mix handled
by Anders “Theo” Theander (Cloudscape, Urban Tale) finds the
right balance between top notch vocal performances, guitar power,
keyboard heaven and a solid rhythm back bone.”





SAPPHIRE EYES are :



Thomas Bursell: Lead vocals, background vocals

Niclas Olsson: Keyboards, background vocals, drums on track 3





Additional musicians:



Mikael Erlandsson: Lead vocals on tracks 1 & 6

Mike Andersson: Lead vocals on track 8

Anette Olzon: Special lead vocals on track 4 & background vocals on track 10

Arabella Vitanc: Background vocals on tracks 3 & 9

Emil Knabe: Guitars on tracks 1 & 9

Sven Larsson: Guitars on tracks 3 & 5

Mikey K Nilsson: Guitars on tracks 2, 6, 7 & 10, additional guitars on track 8

Rik Priem: Guitars on track 4 & Intro solo on track 2

Christofer Dahlman: Guitars on track 8

Thomas Löyskä: Bass on tracks 1, 2, 4, 8 & 10, clean guitars on tracks 2 & 10

Göran “G” Forssén: Bass on tracks 3, 5, 7 & 9

Mats Ståhl: Bass on track 6

Fransesco Jovino: Drums on all tracks except track 3

Anders “Theo” Theander: Loops, percussion and FX






Produced by Niclas Olsson



Mixed & mastered by Anders “Theo” Theander at RoastingHouse Studios Studio 1, Malmö, Sweden



All drums recorded by Alessandro Del Vecchio at Ivorytears Music Works, Somma Lombardo, Italy



Executive producer: Gregor Klee



Web:

www.avenue-of-allies.com
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MessageSujet: Re: GerMusica    Dim 2 Déc - 13:31

Release: Lionville – II

Label: Avenue Of Allies

Release date: Nov 30th, 2012




LIONVILLE
is back !! The band‘s winning combination of tight song writing,
stellar musical performances recorded by a gifted cast of experienced
studio cats and upcoming talents, crowned by impressive lead vocals and
an album mix paying attention to all the significant little details,
made “Lionville” one of 2011’s most favorite AOR records.


Fans and reviewers alike enjoyed the catchy pure AOR sound and among others the album reached # 3 on melodicrock.com’s “Best Debut Album Of 2011”
rundown, it also landed at # 20 on the site’s “Best Album Of The Year”
charts and the ballad “The World Without Your Love”, written by Richard
Marx, Bruce Gaitsch and Amy Sky, reached # 11 on the “Best Ballad”
listing.


Soon after the release of last years self-titled debut album (Avenue 11100030) main songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Stefano Lionetti,
started working on new material for the follow-up to the band’s very
well received first effort. Together with label owner and executive
producer Gregor Klee, Stefano discussed the key
ingredients for their next co-operation and both agreed that the record
should be a musical continuation of the debut with an occasional
interesting twist here and there.




LIONVILLEs sophomore album “II”
is another slice of high class AOR with a touch of Westcoast and
Melodic Rock, with most of the top flight musicians performing on the
debut returning to the recording studio to lay down their tracks. During
the spring and summer of 2012 the recordings took place in various
studios in Italy, Sweden and the USA, before the mixing and the
mastering were completed by Alessandro Del Vecchio in his newly built Ivory Tears Studios close to Milan, Italy.


Lars Säfsund
(Work Of Art) shows again that he is one of the most versatile and
talented lead and backing vocalists of our time, also Stefano delivers a
very solid performance on lead vocals in addition to his melodic guitar
playing and an occasional contribution on the keyboards. The song “Higher”,
one of the album’s many highlights presents one of the years best vocal
arrangements and performances on a Rock song sees the two young
European singers unite with one of the AOR and Westcoast genre’s
American legends, the two-time Grammy award winning Bill Champlin (formerly of Chicago) with his signature vocals. The trio trades off the lead vocals and Bill’s wife Tamara Champlin joins them on backing vocals.


The
excellent band playing on all tracks was also the Lionville live band
for the celebrated Firefest performance in October 2012, the line-up
includes the Italian musicians Mario Percudani (Hungryheart, Issa, Shining Line, Mitch Malloy), Anna Portalupi (Hardline, Mitch Malloy, Issa, Steve Lukather), Alessandro Mori (Mitch Malloy, Moonstone Project) as well as producer and keyboarder Alessandro Del Vecchio (Edge Of Forever, Hardline, Issa, Mitch Malloy). On the album they are joined by guitarist Bruce Gaitsch (Richard Marx, Chicago) on seven songs, as well as guest guitar players Robert Säll (Work Of Art, W.E.T.), Sven Larsson (Street Talk) and Peter Friestedt (Williams Friestedt, L.A. Project). The invitees are completed by drummer Herman Furin (Work Of Art) on percussions and Italian saxophone luminary Joe La Viola.


Stefano‘s song writing partners are again Pierpaolo “Zorro” Monti (Shining Line, Charming Grace), Robert Säll, Lars Säfsund and Alessandro Del Vecchio and a new co-operation was started with Miqael Persson
(Eclipse, Toby Hitchcock, Giant). The only song originating from
outside writers is a cover version of Boy Meets Girl’s catchy 80s Pop
Rock gem “Waiting For A Star To Fall”, written by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam.


LIONVILLE “II”
turns out to be a more mature and homogenous sounding affair than the
band’s debut, paying even more attention to the musical arrangements and
production details resulting in a very well balanced mix that pays
attention to all the precious little details. In the case of LIONVILLE “II”
the much-cited term “Labour Of Love” is certainly appropriate as
everyone involved gave their best from start to finish to deliver one of
the AOR highlights of 2012.


LIONVILLE is:

Stefano Lionetti: Lead & backing vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, keyboards



With:

Lars Säfsund: Lead & backing vocals

Alessandro Del Vecchio: Keyboards & backing vocals

Bruce Gaitsch: Electric & acoustic guitars

Mario Percudani: Electric guitars

Anna Portalupi: Bass

Alessandro Mori: Drums & percussion



Very Special Guests:

Bill Champlin: Lead & backing vocals on “Higher”

Tamara Champlin: Backing vocals on “Higher”

Robert Säll: Guitars & keyboards on “All This Time”

Sven Larsson: Guitars on “One In A Million”

Peter Friestedt: Guitars on “Another Day”

Joe La Viola: Saxophone on “Waiting For A Star To Fall”

Herman Furin: Percussions on “Open Your Heart”



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MessageSujet: Re: GerMusica    Dim 2 Déc - 13:33

Lionville II - album teaser (2012 - AOR, Westcoast, Melodic Rock)





Web:

www.lionville.it

www.facebook.com/LIONVILLEofficial

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MessageSujet: Re: GerMusica    Dim 2 Déc - 13:36



Two and a half years after their debut album “Hollywood Rocks” (Avenue 1007 0015) WHEELS OF FIRE return with their second record “Up For Anything”. Following the first release of the band, which reached the #42 position on the charts of the Japanese Burrn! magazine, WHEELS OF FIRE
have established themselves in the club circuit in North Italy as an
entertaining live act with a stable line-up, that also recorded the
songs for their sophomore release.




Front man Davide “Dave Rox” Barbieri and guitar player Stefano Zeni were already the core of the recording line-up of “Hollywood Rocks”, since then the duo was joined by Marcello Suzzani on bass, Andrea Vergori on keyboards & piano and Fabrizio Uccellini on drums.

Dave and Stefano are also the song writers for all tracks of the album, on some songs Alessandro Del Vecchio (Lionville, Edge Of Forever, Hardline) and Pierpaolo “Zorro 11” Monti (Shining Line, Charming Grace, Lionville) lend a helping hand in the writing process.



The
compositions of Dave and Stefano impressively show the progression of
the band into a contemporary Rock act incorporating modern elements into
their sound while staying true to their musical roots of the Melodic
Rock sound of the 80s. WHEELS OF FIRE stand for
instantly memorable vocal lines and choruses with carefully arranged
harmonies, hook laden powerful guitar riffs and solos combined with well
balanced keyboards and piano entries, big sounding drums and solid bass
tracks.


Dave delivers a highly professional production job on “Up For Anything” and for the album mix and the mastering Roberto Priori (Danger Zone) was behind the studio desk.



On the list of international guests are James Christian (House of Lords) who performs a vocal duet with Dave on the midtempo rocker “Don’t Walk Away” and is his wife Robin Beck, joining him on backing vocals.

And Swedish guitar player Rob Marcello (Danger Danger, Marcello-Vestry) laid down the solo for “No Mercy”. Contributions from local Italian musicians come from Michele Luppi (Secret Sphere, Los Angeles, ex-Vision Divine), Roberto Zari and Andrea “Mitzi” Dal Santo on backing vocals throughout the album and a full horn section on “Yesterday’s Gone”.



Following the release of the album the band will hit the road again in 2013 to present their new songs.

WHEELS OF FIRE are in full gear and “Up For Anything”.


Produced by Davide Barbieri

Mixed and mastered by Roberto Priori


WHEELS OF FIRE are :

Davide “Dave Rox” Barbieri: Lead & backing vocals

Stefano Zeni: Lead, rhythm & acoustic guitars

Marcello Suzzani: Bass

Andrea Vergori: Keyboards & piano

Fabrizio Uccellini: Drums



Special guest musicians:

James Christian: duet and backing vocals on “Don’t Walk Away”

Robin Beck: Backing vocals on “Don’t Walk Away”

Rob Marcello: Guitar solo on “No Mercy”

Michele Luppi: Backing vocals on “Lay Your Body Down”, “Nothing To Lose” & “No Mercy”

Roberto Zari: Backing Vocals on “Follow Your Heart”, “Turning Up The Radio”, “Pain”, “Come Back Home”

Andrea “Mitzi” Dal Santo: Backing vocals on “Follow Your Heart”, “Turning Up the Radio”, “Pain”, “Respect”

Claudio Allifranchini: Sax on “Yesterday’s Gone”

Domenico Granieri: Trumpet on “Yesterday’s Gone”

Giovanni Distefano: Trombone on “Yesterday’s Gone"




Web:

www.wheels-of-fire.com

www.www.facebook.com/Wheels.of.Fire.The.Band

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MessageSujet: Re: GerMusica    Lun 15 Juil - 16:36

        

Out: 31.05.2013

Label/ Distributor: LZ Records/ Sony

Format: CD, LP

PR: info@germusica.com

Style: Hard Rock

Sometimes you just need a little bit of luck. Because of a funny coincidence the long lost original recordings from BONFIRE’s appearance at the Wacken Open Air have been discovered. This almost historical piece of music has been sonically updated and will now be released officially.

The German rock legend is releasing the album as a teaser before it’s new studio record ‐ planned for the end of the year. Of course, there have been some BONFIRE‐live records in the past, but on „Live In Wacken“ you can really find different versions of the band’s anthems like „SDI“, „Champion“ or „Ready 4 Reaction“ as well as the song „Wake Up“. An anthem the band hasn’t performed live for quite a long time.

Besides that „Live In Wacken“ offers exclusive bonus tracks. Live versions of the songs „Bells Of Freedom“, „Let Me Be Your Water“ and „Black Night“ from the acclaimed rock opera „The Räuber“ (previously unreleased on CD), the exclusive studio track „Thank You“ and an exciting new version of the ballad „Hold Me Now“ from the last BONFIRE‐studio album „Branded“.

„Live In Wacken“ has been mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Yngwie Malmsteen, Rob Halford, Queensryche) and will be released on the 31st of May 2013 on LZ Records/Sony Music. 

Track list:  1. Intro/Wake Up (Live), 2. Never Mind (Live), 3. Sweet Obsession (Live), 4. In Zaire (Live), 5. The Stroke (Live), 6. Sword And Stone (Live), 7. SDI (Live), 8. Drum Solo (Live), 9. American Nights (Live), 10. Ready 4 Reaction (Live), 11. Obsessive Prelude (Live), 12. Champion (Live), 13. The Räuber/Bells Of Freedom (Live), 14. Let Me Be Your Water (Live), 15. Black Night (Live), 16. Thank You (Previously Unreleased), 17. Hold Me Now (Extended Mix 2013)

Bonfire are:

Claus Lessmann – vocals, guitar; Hans Ziller – lead guitars; Chris Limburg – rhythm guitars; Uwe Köhler – bass; Harry Reischmann – drums

(Rhythm guitars (tracks 1‐7, 9, 10, 12): Chris Lausmann; Drums (tracks 1‐10, 12‐16): Jürgen Wiehler)



InternetLinks:

www.bonfire.de

www.facebook.com/BONFIREofficial

www.youtube.com/user/Bonfireofficial

www.youtube.com/user/Oberloewe

www.twitter.com/BonfireBand

www.reverbnation.com/hansziller
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MessageSujet: Re: GerMusica    Mer 7 Aoû - 19:25

        

When Indigo Balboa and Paco Cerezo started to work together in 2008 they felt that their musical talents are a perfect match. At the time the Spanish duo started to compose songs together and founded the band INDICCO, Indigo Balboa had just returned from California where he was working on his second solo album with the well known musician/song writer/producer Mark Spiro and Paco Cerezo had just left the internationally renowned Spanish Melodic Rock band 91 Suite of which he was the co-founder and guitar player.



Three years in the making, Karmalion” marks INDICCOs debut album, a pure Melodic Rock affair of international quality, combining fresh new ideas with the classic AOR trademarks of the bands that inspired INDICCOs sound, like Survivor, Giant, John Waite, Toto and Bad English.


Karmalionunites the Spanish Melodic Rock elite with three iconic AOR heavyweights, underlining the high musical standard the band is aiming for :


Jimi Jamison (Survivor), one of the best vocalists of the AOR genre, is sharing lead vocals with Indigo Balboa on three tracks, did backing vocals and co-wrote a song as well.


Mark Spiro (Bad English, Giant, John Waite, Mr. Big) co-wrote and recorded vocals for three songs of the album. He also played piano and keyboards and took care of parts of the production at his studio in Carlsbad, California.


Tim Pierce (Rick Springfield, John Waite, Eric Martin), one of the most in demand session guitar players on the globe is featured on additional guitars. 




The album was produced by Indigo Balboa, Paco Cerezo and Mark Spiro and the band INDICCO is completed by Antonio Muñoz (ex-91 Suite) on bass, Lean Martinez (ex-91 Suite) on drums and Angel Valdegrama on keys. 



In their home country where they toured with Jimi Jamison and several other international acts the band already won praise for their powerful live sound.

This year INDICCO will be on tour again to promote their album Karmalion”, on some dates they will be sharing the stage with Jimi Jamison.

INDICCO are :

Indigo Balboa – Lead Vocals and Additional Keys

Paco Cerezo – Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Backing Vocals and Additional Keys

Antonio MuñozBass and Additional Keys

Angel Valdegrama Keyboards

Lean Martinez - Drums

 

Special Guests :

Jimi Jamison – Vocals on “Days Of Wine And Roses”, “Feel So Good”, “Ride The Wave”;

Backing Vocals on “Feels So Good” and “Life In Your Lightness”

Mark Spiro – Vocals on “Wrong”, ”Leaving Me”; Backing Vocals on “All About You”; Piano and Keys on “Wrong” and “Leaving Me”

Tim Pierce – Guitars on “All About You” and “Leaving Me”

David Palau – Additional Guitars

 

Produced by Indigo Balboa, Paco Cerezo & Mark Spiro




Mastered by Nick Litwin

 

www.indicco.com



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MessageSujet: Re: GerMusica    Mer 7 Aoû - 19:36

         



MARKONEE originate from the lively Rock scene of Bologna, Italy, where the band was founded by guitar player Stefano Peresson (ex-Danger Zone) back in 1999 together with guitar player Carlo Bevilacqua. Adapting their band name from the Italian radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi the band’s  sound carries on the Classic Hard Rock in the tradition of genre favorites such as Winger, Ratt, Warrant, Skid Row, Pink Cream 69, Firehouse and Gotthard.

So far the band has released two records, “The Spirit Of Radio” (2006), a concept album about the invention of the radio, and “See The Thunder” (2009), which was mixed and mastered by Beau Hill (Alice Cooper, Europe, Ratt, Winger). MARKONEE toured mainland Europe and the United Kingdom extensively in support of their second album, performing dozens of shows with the likes of Winger, Gotthard, White Lion, The Sweet, Molly Hatchet, Tyketto, Soul Doctor, Y&T, L.A. Guns and House Of Shakira.

“Club Of Broken Hearts”, their brand new, third release, marks the recording debut of singer Alessio Trapella, who joined the band in 2011. For their latest effort the Italian five-piece recorded 12 original tunes and delivers their strongest set of songs up to today.

This time the album was mixed & mastered by Roberto Priori (Danger Zone, Wheels Of Fire), “Club Of Broken Hearts” also features a guest performance by Michele Luppi (Los Angeles, Secret Sphere, ex-Vision Divine). The album sees the band rocking a little harder than on their previous record, offering driving guitars, majestic vocals and a driving big time groove. Highlights include the rock anthem “I Say No”, the catchy title track, the cleverly arranged “Shaken & Stirred” and the musical tribute to their hometown, “Rock City”.

MARKONEE are :

Alessio Trapella - Vocals

Stefano Peresson – Lead, Rhythm & Acoustic Guitars, Keyboards

Carlo Bevilacqua - Guitars

Luigi "JJ" Frati - Bass

Ivano Zanotti - Drums



Special Guests :

Michele Luppi – Piano on “Never Ever Loved Me”

Germano Giusti - Horn solo on “Never Ever Loved Me”

Alessandro Cosentino – Violins on “Never Ever Loved Me”

 

Produced by SonicRobots

in association with Oderso Rubini & Roberto Priori

Mixed & mastered by Roberto Priori

 

www.markonee.com

www.new-venture-music.com (soon to come)
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MessageSujet: Re: GerMusica    Mer 7 Aoû - 19:46

     
When Daniel Andersson and Stefan Olofsson released the self titled STATE COWS debut album (Avenue 1008 0016) in 2010, the feedback from the fans and the media alike was nothing short of phenomenal. The reviewers wrote, “Westcoast music at its best“, “a future classic among Westcoast fans”, “by far the best release in the Westcoast genre in recent years”, “an absolute must for anyone who is seeking a contemporary Westcoast outfit”, “they totally nailed the classic Westcoast sound but they have a unique style all their own”.

And one of the true icons of the genre, Jay Graydon, who contributed a guitar solo to the song “New York Town”, said: “These guys have surely taken West Coast Pop to another level adding the freshness of youth. Great songs, arrangements and performances!“
Accolades galore, raising the expectations for the follow-up to a very high level and with their sophomore album aptly titled “The Second One” the Swedes have definitely managed to live up to their reputation as one of the best Westcoast bands since the glory days of the genre ended almost 30 years ago.

For the recordings of “The Second One”, Daniel and Stefan invited most of the musicians who already conduced to the success of the first album again. Jay Graydon returns for a guitar solo on upbeat “In The City”, but he is not the only one of the former L.A. session cats who makes an appearance, Michael Landau plays the guitar solo on “This Time” and you can listen to Bill Champlin’s vocals on “Finally Fair and Balanced” with the typical arrangement you expect when you hear Bill’s voice. Ian Bairnson of Alan Parsons Project / Keats fame played a guitar solo on “I Got Myself Together”, while the local Swedish guitar talents, Peter Friestedt and Sven Larsson paid a courtesy visit for a guitar solo on “Mister White” and Hard Goodbyerespectively.

“The Second One” with its stellar song writing, the perfect arrangements, the great harmony vocals and the impressive list of guest musicians is the perfect addition to the CD collection of everyone looking for the classic Westcoast sound along the lines of Airplay, Pages, Steely Dan, Marc Jordan, Michael McDonald, David Roberts, Toto and Chicago. 

All songs written, produced and arranged by Stefan Olofsson and Daniel Andersson

Recorded at White Cherry Hill Studios

Mixed by Stefan Olofsson

Mastered by Stefan Olofsson
 
Horn arrangement on “In the City” by Per Bejstam

Flugelhorn solo on “Mister White” arranged by Hans Hjortek

 
STATE COWS are :
Daniel Andersson : vocals, guitars
Stefan Olofsson : keyboards, synth bass
 
Guest musicians :
Bill Champlin: vocals on “Finally Fair and Balanced” 
Michael Landau: guitar solo on “This Time”
Jay Graydon: guitar solo on “In The City”
Peter Friestedt: guitar solo on “Mister White”
Sven Larsson: guitar solo on “Hard Goodbye
Ian Bairnson: guitar solo on “I Got Myself Together”
Peter Holmqvist: guitar solo on “Scofflaws”
Göran Turborn: guitar solo on “California Gold”
Samuel Muntlin: EWI solo on “Nineteen Eighty-One
Pär Wretling: flugelhorn solo on “Mister White”, flugelhorn on “California Gold
Per Bejstam: trumpets, flugelhorn on “In The City”
Peter Olofsson: drums
Lars-Erik Dahle: bass
Mikael Emsing: percussion
Marcuz Granberg, Christian Thomsen: backing vocals


www.statecows.com



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MessageSujet: Re: GerMusica    Mer 7 Aoû - 19:48

       
 dEMOTIONAL debut with “State: In Denial” at the official Swedish album charts at #40 in week 21 (and also on #5 in the official Hard Rock charts).

Congratulations to their label Dead End Exit Records and their distributor Sound Pollution!

“State: In Denial” seems to have been a long-awaited piece of metal. With critics saying: “some of the best Metalcore I have heard in a very long time” and “listen to this album and learn” the Swedish six-pack directly claimed a spot in the album charts!

We’re in charge for the PR of this release world-wide and still have got this title available as promotional download via Haulix for all press & radio. Here comes a link to the video clip of their single “Alive” for advance listening: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJnfTwJ1Njc

Please contact us at info@germusica.com with your requests for this band and do not miss this outstanding release!

http://www.facebook.com/dEMOTIONALband

http://www.demotional.net

 

http://www.deadendexit.com

 

Swedish album charts:
http://www.hitlistan.se/
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MessageSujet: Re: GerMusica    Mer 7 Aoû - 19:50



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MessageSujet: Re: GerMusica    Jeu 8 Aoû - 16:22

          




The Swedish Metal-Hardcore-Progressive four-piece Massive Audio Nerve,                  fronted by Tony JJ (Mnemic, B-Thong, Transport League) announced two new members to their ranks and entered IF Studios in 2012 with the highly acclaimed producer Roberto Laghi (In Flames, Sonic Syndicate, Hardcore Superstar, Transport League etc.)..

Due to the departure of Nils Olsson on guitar and Andreas Engberg on drums they have now been replaced with
Mark U Black (ex Dream Evil, DragonLord) on guitar and Adde Larsson (Black Candy Store, ex Engel, Urbandux) on drums. Tony JJ and bassist Rob Hakemo (Ex Engel, Relevant Few, Gooseflesh) was delighted to have new fresh blood in the band and the band has developed into a metamorphosis of strength, heaviness, rhythm, groove and melody.


They have toured with bands such as Fear Factory, Five Finger Death Punch, Mustasch, Threat Signal, Sybreed, Raunchy, In Cold Blood etc... Unique in the metal genre, this band plays with quarter note scaled instruments (48 frets bass and guitar).

In early 2013 the recording of their 4th album was finished and the band found a new partner in Malmoe based metal label Dead End Exit Records (A Division Of RoastingHouse). Massive Audio Nerve’s upcoming album "Cancer Vulgaris" will hit the stores in July 2013 through Dead End Exit Records and Sound Pollution Distribution.
LINE-UP: Tony J.J – Vocals, Rob Hakemo – Bass, Mark U Black – Guitars, Adde Larsson – Drums
http://www.facebook.com/massiveaudionerve
http://www.youtube.com/neckdraft


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MessageSujet: Re: GerMusica    Jeu 8 Aoû - 16:40

        


The history of HARTMANN began in summer 2004 when Oliver Hartmann recorded his first solo album. During this time he was already known as a highly respected singer on the international music scene since the late 90’s due to four successful records with the power metal band At Vance, his participation in top sellers as Tobias Sammet's Avantasia and many other well known productions in the hard rock and metal scene. Co-produced and mixed by top producer Sascha Paeth at Gate Studios/Germany the debut album 'Out in the cold' was released in spring 2005 and reviewed as 'Album of the month' in a wide range of well known rock magazines all over the world. It was also elected by melodicrock.com as 'Song of the year' and 'Ballad of the year' with the songs 'What if I' and 'Into the light'. During the following months the band played their first single shows and festivals in Germany and luckily got the chance in summer 2006 to be touring over Europe for the first time as support for rock legend Toto. At the end of 2006 the four-piece went back to the studio to record the second album 'Home' with a slightly rougher and modernized band sound. Released in spring 2007 the album again received great feedback from the press.
This release was followed by two support tours for House Of Lords in early spring 2007 and for The Hooters in summer 2007. In autumn of the same year the band played two exclusive shows in the intimate atmosphere of the old German varieté theater 'Pegasus' in Bensheim/ Germany. Supported by the three amazing background singers Ina Morgan, Kolinda Brozovic and Tiffany Kirkland as special guests both shows were filmed and recorded for the live DVD & CD 'Handmade' which were released in spring 2008. It is outstanding material like real 'handmade' versions of the studio albums and previously unreleased tracks and a cover version of John Miles' 'Music'.

After Oliver's world-wide tour in summer 2008 as guitarist and singer for Tobias Sammet's Avantasia and several European shows with HARTMANN as special guest for Edguy in spring 2009, the third album '3' was released in late 2009 on the new founded and artist owned record label SONIC 11.

During the following two years the band played numerous shows and festivals and was asked to be special guest on tours of bands such as Mother's Finest, Uriah Heep and Y&T.
In mid of 2011 Oliver and the band started again to write songs for a new studio album of HARTMANN and a year later, right after Oliver had been touring with the successful live project 'Rock Meets Classic' (feat. Ian Gillan, Jimi Jamison, Steve Lukather, Chris Thompson and Robin Beck), the recordings for 'Balance' were completed. This fourth album, released by Avenue of Allies label in June 2012, was once again mixed by Sascha Paeth at Gate Studio and offered high-class melodic Rock music with a modern approach and international class.

In summer 2012 HARTMANN was again special guest on Toto's tour in Germany - the last concerts with the band for drummer and former member Dario Ciccioni who got married and decided to move to New York. After a few auditions Markus Kullmann (Voodoo Circle, Desperadoz, Glenn Hughes) joined the band as the new drummer in autumn to play his first gigs with HARTMANN on a double headliner tour in November and December 2012 with German hard rock act Jaded Heart. After Oliver's second tour with 'Rock meets Classic' in early spring 2013 featuring legends as Paul Rodgers, Bonnie Tyler and Hooters vocalist Eric Bazilian plus his world tour with Avantasia during summer 2013 the band is already working on new songs for the next studio album of HARTMANN.
After seven years of HARTMANN and five albums the compilation 'The Best Is Yet To Come' is putting together the best and most popular tracks of the band's career. Other remarkable songs are the bonus tracks 'Brothers' (live – feat. Tobias Sammet) and the stunning cover of Tears for Fears' hit 'Shout' which now has been remixed again as a digital bonus track for this compilation. And of course it's just an intermediate result …because we're sure THE BEST IS YET TO COME

The re-issue of “Out In The Cold” features the bonus track “Rescue In My Arms” which was previously only available on the Japanese pressing of this release.
www.oliverhartmann.com
Tracklist – The Best Is Yet to Come: 1) All My Life, 2) Alive Again, 3) Right Here Right Now, 4) Out In The Cold, 5) Crying, 6) After The Love Is Gone, 7) Like A River,  Cool The Sun’s Still Rising, 9) What If I, 10) Don’t Give Up Your Dream, 11) Suddenly,  12) Save Me, 13) Coming Home To You, 14) Into The Light, 15) Brothers live (feat. Tobias Sammet & Sascha Paeth), (16) Music live, (17) Shout Remix*

*track 17 is only available on the digital version of this release as bonus track
Produced by Oliver Hartmann
Mixed by Oliver Hartmann/Sascha Paeth and remastered by Miro Rodenberg at Gate Studio

 
HARTMANN 2013 are :
Oliver Hartmann – Vocals, Guitars
Mario Reck – Guitars

Armin Donderer - Bass
Markus Kullmann - Drums

Special Guests on this release:
Tobias Sammet 



Sascha Paeth – Guitars on 'Brothers live'
 
HARTMANN live dates 2013:
19.09. D-Aschaffenburg, ColosSaal (record release party with special guests)

02.10. D-Balingen, Sonnenkeller (new!)

05.10. D-Nürnberg, Rockfabrik (as support of Victory)

08.10. D-München, Backstage (as support of Y&T)

09.10. CH-Pratteln, Z7 (as support of Y&T)

25.10. D-Seidenroth, Eulenspiegel

03.11. D-Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik (H.e.a.t Festival)
 
www.oliverhartmann.com

www.facebook.com/HartmannBand

www.avenue-of-allies.com

 
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MessageSujet: Re: GerMusica    Sam 24 Aoû - 16:19

Band: The Theander Expression

Release: Strange Nostalgia

Label: Avenue Of Allies

Out: Sept 20th, 2013

PR: info@germusica.com
     

Music was Andrée Theanders constant companion since the age of ten when he first picked up a guitar. Soon after he also started writing music, took guitar lessons and joined the music program at the high school in his hometown Härnösand in Sweden. Later his musical studies led Andrée to the university in Piteå, Sweden, where he took classes to become a professional studio musician. To enhance his musical abilities he spent several months in the USA where he attended various courses at the Musicians Institute (GIT) in Los Angeles. During his stay in California Andrée met Fusion pioneer Jeff Lorber who invited him to lay down some guitar tracks for his “Galaxy” album (2012). Quite an honour for a young virtually unknown music student to be included in the album credits next to L.A. session cats like Michael Thompson, Vinnie Colaiuta or Jimmy Haslip.

Back in Sweden Andrée felt he was ready to make his dream come true and to start working on his own album. Andrée recruted a great line-up of Rock musicians from Sweden, he either knew personally or who had impressed him with their previous work. Over the course of the months the recording debut of “THE THEANDER EXPRESSION” began to take shape with Göran Edman (Street Talk, Glory, Y. Malmsteen), and the very promising newcomer Christian Hedgren sharing the lead vocals, Herman Furin (Work Of Art, Fergie Frederiksen) on drums, Linus Abrahamson on bass and Michael Ottosson on keyboards.

The result of the recording sessions, which were completed by the mix of Per Ryberg (Street Talk, Sven Larsson, Bloodbound) and the mastering of Sören von Malmborg (Dan Reed, The Rasmus) is nothing but spectacular, proving that Andrée Theander is a very talented songwriter and a strikingly skilled guitar player, who knows how to leave a lasting impression by combining his technical skills with a lot of feeling and an unmistakable sense for catchy melodies. Together with his band he delivers a pure AOR album, spiced up with energetic licks and furious solos and occasionally leaning towards the more powerful side of 80s Westcoast, all in all tailor-made for everyone who is into the high class AOR sounds of bands like Street Talk, Toto, Work Of Art, Mecca and Lionville.



THE THEANDER EXPRESSION :



Andrée Theander – Guitars and backing vocals



Christian Hedgren – Lead vocals on tracks 1-3 and 7-9

Göran Edman – Lead and backing vocals on tracks 4-6 and 10, backing vocals on tracks 3, 7 and 9



Michael Ottosson – Keyboards

Linus Abrahamson – Bass

Herman Furin – Drums and percussion



Peter Gardemar – Violin and viola on track 9

Ylva Nilsson – Cello on track 9

Philip Magnusson – Backing vocals on tracks 1, 2, 4, and 7

Elin Åkesson – Backing vocals on tracks 6 and 10
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MessageSujet: Re: GerMusica    Sam 24 Aoû - 16:25

Band: Sparklands

Release: Tomocyclus

Label: Avenue Of Allies

Out: Sept 20th, 2013

PR: info@germusica.com

         

SPARKLANDS is a journey back to a first love – AOR.

Music was everything for Thomas Riekerk and his brother Robert Riekerk when they grew up in the Netherlands and AOR was Thomas’ first love. Band posters of Bad English, Giant, Toto and Foreigner were all over the walls of their rooms and in every corner there were guitars and amps. Back then music was not available digitally so the record store became their second home, when they were in search of that one album that was only available through import.

AOR was the music the parents of the Riekerk brothers played at home. Not a day went by without banging drums or screaming guitar solos, Thomas remembers there was always a Giant or Toto track coming from his parents’ stereo. These are the memories that both brothers cherish a lot after their father passed away a few years ago. Times were tough for the Riekerks and the sadness they all experienced could not have been channelled better than through a song. In remembrance of their father, Thomas and Robert wrote the song “Tomocyclus” together, named after the boat of their late father. This song could be described as the beginning of SPARKLANDS and it also became the album title.

Despite all the different musical directions they had both travelled since the AOR filled days of their youth, suddenly there was the urge to make a record together that could have been played on their dad’s stereo. Their first love AOR, the remembrance of father Riekerk: it all comes together in SPARKLANDS.

The first noteable appearance of the Riekerk brothers in the music business dates back to the early 90s, when they started to work with the Dutch AOR artist Ralph Van Manen. Ralph’s “Face The Feeling” record from 1992 is one of the best AOR records to come from the Netherlands, on this masterpiece Robert co-wrote several tracks and played guitar and Thomas sang backing vocals.

The Riekerk’s continued to work with Ralph Van Manen on his next albums and Robert had the pleasure of co-writing “Testify To Love” with Ralph, Henk Pool and Paul Field. The song earned them several awards and it became a huge hit for the American band Avalon. Also Wynonna Judd’s version was a big success, later the song was recorded by numerous other artists as well.

Over the years Thomas was part of many different Pop and Rock bands. One of them was the Dutch band Beam. Beam got signed by a major label and recorded an album at the Wisseloord Studios (famous for sessions of Def Leppard, Magnum, Scorpions, Sting). Soon Beam got nationwide attention on the radio and TV (Top Of The Pops / MTV) and they also toured in the Netherlands and various other countries. Thomas also did a lot of backing vocal sessions for different (international) artists.

Many years and projects later the time had come for Thomas to become the front man of his own band and to start telling his own story. Together with his brother Robert he gathered some befriended producers and musicians, like Simon Gitsels (Van Velzen), Minco Eggersman and Martijn Groeneveld (producer of Blaudzun) and they started the writing and recording sessions for SPARKLANDS.

The guys worked hard on getting that famous retro sound, by using a lot of vintage gear they layed down the ultimate AOR sound for their debut record “Tomocyclus”. Songs filled with big guitar solos, huge  drums, powerful catchy hooklines and melodies and multi layered backing vocals delivering a tasteful collection of songs bringing back the days of bands like Boulevard, Saga, Mr. Mister, Bad English and Giant.

The band has signed a deal with a renowned booking agency and together with the befriended session musicians, Rolf Perdok (guitars), Rob Vermeulen (bass) and Colin Lee Vermeulen (drums) Thomas and Robert will start touring with SPARKLANDS in the fall of 2013.



Let the Sparks fly!

www.sparklands.com

 

SPARKLANDS in the studio are :

Thomas Riekerk: Lead and backing vocals

Robert 'Ty' Riekerk: Acoustic, electric guitars and keyboards

Simon Gitsels: Synthesizers and keyboards

Minco Eggersman: Drums, percussion, synthesizers and keyboards

Martijn Groeneveld: Synthesizers and keyboards
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MessageSujet: Re: GerMusica    Sam 19 Oct - 17:51

AOR band Sparklands presents their first video

     

The Dutch AOR band SPARKLANDS releases the opening track “The Game” from their debut album "Tomocyclus" as their first video. The clip shows a powerful performance of the catchy uptempo AOR tune and was recorded live at the Mailmen Studio (Utrecht, The Netherlands).

http://youtu.be/PN2TEps82yo

SPARKLANDS' "Tomocyclus" delivers a tasteful collection of AOR and Melodic Rock songs, bringing back the glory days of bands like Boulevard, Saga, Mr. Mister, Bad English and Giant. The album will officially be released on September 20th on Avenue Of Allies and is available as CD and Digital Download.



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SPARKLANDS - The Game (AOR / Melodic Rock)






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MessageSujet: Re: GerMusica    Sam 19 Oct - 17:55

Product: Roadfever – Wolf Pack
Release date: Nov. 22nd, 2013
Label: Avenue of Allies
PR: info@germusica.com
      
Powerful Classic Hard Rock with great melodies, served with a healthy dose of Southern Rock, is what you hear when the songs of ROADFEVERs second album “Wolf Pack” are blasting out of your speakers.
The female fronted Power Rock band from Switzerland takes you back to the sound of the 80s and successfully manages to raise the already high quality level of their debut “Wheels On Fire (2009) by presenting a record with a superb state-of-the-art sound of kick-ass Rock songs.

Formed back in 2005 the Swiss four-piece fronted by Stevie “Manou” Pike has established its reputation as an act with an energetic live show. Over the years ROADFEVER has been opening for bands and sharing the same festival stages with bands such as: Blackfoot, Scorpions, Trust, Uli Jon Roth, Pretty Maids, Rhino Bucket, Eric Singer Project, Little Caesar and more.
David Pariat on guitars, Jessie Be on bass and Pascal Bavaud on drums complete the line-up, whose  vital performance and stage presence was documented on the band’s DVD “Live in Geneva(2010).

While Stevie is responsible for the lyrics and vocal melodies, David Pariat, former lead guitar player of fellow Swiss Hard Rockers Sideburn, composes and arranges the songs and takes care of the album production, with Phil Risch and Stephan Montinaro as recording engineers. For the mix and mastering of “Wolf Pack” the band could win German sound wizard Achim Köhler (Sinner, Primal Fear, Voodoo Circle), who put the finishing touches to the songs in his Indiscreet Audio Studio.
With Mat Sinner (Sinner, Primal Fear, Voodoo Circle), who sings a duet with Stevie on “Magic Sun” and Oliver Hartmann (Hartmann, Avantasia) supporting her on the anthemic choirs of several tunes, additional assistance for the Swiss neighbours comes from the higher ranks of the German Rock scene.

Together with ROADFEVERs cracking new album “Wolf Pack”, the band’s previous CD and DVD releases “Wheels On Fire” and “Live in Geneva” respectively, will be available on a wider scale.
ROADFEVER is looking forward to present their new songs together with the older favourites in the set of their forthcoming concerts which will commence this winter and with many more shows to follow in 2014 and beyond. 
ROADFEVER are :
Stevie "Manou" Pike: Lead vocals
David Pariat: Guitars, vocals
Jessie Be: Bass
Pascal Bavaud: Drums
Guest musicians :
Mat Sinner: lead vocal duet on "Magic Sun"
Oliver Hartmann : choirs on "The Dice Will Roll", "Wings Of An Eagle", “On The Other Side", "Ride The Ocean" and "Brother"
 
ROADFEVER Discography:
Wheels On Fire (CD, 2009 / independently released by the band)
Live in Geneva (limited edition DVD, 2010 / independently released by the band)
Wolf Pack (CD, 2013 / Avenue Of Allies)

 
ROADFEVER on the web: www.roadfever.ch 
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MessageSujet: Re: GerMusica    Sam 19 Oct - 17:56

EZ LIVIN‘ are back!

The German Hard Rock band around BONFIRE guitar player Hans Ziller is currently working on the recordings of a brand new studio album an re-recording of their classic debut CD!
The new line-up of EZ LIVIN’ will feature a couple of highly profiled international musicians, and the new lead singer will be announced on the band’s Facebook page on Wednesday this week:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/EZ-Livin/1422022728014233?ref=ts&fref=ts
Please share these news – we will keep you updated as well! 
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MessageSujet: Re: GerMusica    Sam 19 Oct - 17:59

Product: Revolution Road – s/t
Release date: 22.11.2013
Label: Avenue Of Allies
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The journey down REVOLUTION ROAD began when producer Alessandro Del Vecchio and Avenue Of Allies label owner Gregor Klee sat together on the riverside of the Ticino in Northern Italy in the spring of 2011 and talked about some of their favourite singers who didn’t release new material during the last couple of years.

One of the names that came up during the conversation of the two Classic Rock fans was Stefan Berggren. The distinctive sound of the voice of the former lead singer of Snakes In Paradise and Company Of Snakes was missed by both of them and surely quite a few more followers of the Swedish vocalist and the bands he sang in.

Shortly after the exchange of some ideas for the new project Alessandro contacted Stefan, who immediately expressed interest in a cooperation. During the fall and winter of 2011 / 2012 an album began to take shape with Stefan submitting some of his own compositions to the pool of 20 songs for the record, that also included song contributions from Alessandro and his writing partners Paul Logue (Eden’s Curse), Carmine Martone and Francesco Marras.
The final song selection, made by executive producer Gregor Klee, sets great store in delivering a track list of the highest order for all lovers of Classic Hard Rock with a touch of Melodic Rock and AOR.

With Alessandro Del Vecchio (Edge Of Forever, Hardline, Lionville, Fergie Frederiksen) in the producer’s seat all of the songwriters also took part in the recording sessions performing as a band on each tune of the record. Carmine Martone and Francesco Marras delivered some smokin’ hot guitar work with amazing solos, Paul Logue provided the bass tracks and Francesco Jovino (U.D.O., Sapphire Eyes, Hardline, Skill In Veins) layed down the solid drum groove. Alessandro, who was of course also responsible for the keyboards and some mean Hammond B3 playing,  also invited Voodoo Circle main man Alex Beyrodt (Sinner, Primal Fear) to bring the marvelous “Ain't Gonna Give My Heart Away”, a particular highlight of the album, to another level. As guests on guitar Stefan brought in his former Snakes In Paradise colleagues, Stefan Jonsson and Thomas Jakobsson as well as Marcus Jidell (Royal Hunt, Doogie White, Alfonzetti).
The recording debut of REVOLUTION ROAD with its magnificent production of a terrific variety of songs and the more than solid musical performances by seasoned players is the very welcome return of Stefan Berggren, a high class Rock shouter, who is finally back with an album that will convince any Rock fan. 
REVOLUTION ROAD musicians:
Stefan Berggren: Lead vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar on "Shooting Star", “Pretending Hearts” and “Balloon”
Alessandro Del Vecchio: Keyboards, Hammond and backing vocals
Francesco Marras: Lead and rhythm guitars
Carmine Martone: Lead and rhythm guitars
Paul Logue: Bass
Francesco Jovino: Drums
Guest musicians :
Alex Beyrodt: Guitar solo on "Ain't Gonna Give My Heart Away"
Thomas Jakobsson: Additional rhythm guitars on "Pretending Hearts”
Marcus Jidell: Lead guitar solo and additional rhythm guitars on "Love's Got A Hold On Me"
Stefan Jonsson: Lead guitar solo & additional rhythm guitars on "Shooting Star”, lead guitar and rhythm guitar solo on “Pretending Hearts”
 
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