Τετάρτη, 12 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

Circle Creek - Past presents Future (2018)



Just in time for the 35th anniversary of the band and also on the occasion of their september 2018 Balkan tour, CIRCLE CREEK are offering their first appetizer for the upcoming re-release of the 2013 released album "ANGER" and the long awaited new CD "The World Is On Fire" . Both will be available in all stores very soon. "Past presents Future "combines all the qualities of CIRCLE CREEK as a mixture of Stoner, Hard'n Heavy, Grunge etc. and shows once again that you can not assign the band to a single drawer either in the past or in their new material what simply makes the charm of each song. Already the Opener "Creatures" awakens with its fastforward heavy rock and high spirits. Lyrically Circle Creek get it to the point. The thought-provoking midtempo number killing factories is a clear admonition, thematically geared to dealing with resources and animal welfare." D.R.U.G.S" ironically rejects any kind of drug abuse and sounds like a blend of modern heavy metal and traditional hard rock. The lyrics speak for themselves. With the midtempo rocker Going Nowhere, the situation of hereditary guilt is discussed, from which our protagonist is able to break out. Fast, sometimes moderate, but always energetic, "Past presents Future" is a powerful statement of where and what CIRCLE CREEK stands for in 2018.





Founded in 1983 by the twins Chris and Didier Zirkelbach, CIRCLE CREEK quickly gained national recognition. As support for Status Quo, Scorpions, Blackfoot etc. the band soon got well known in the hard rock and metal scene. Legendary is their appearance at the 1985 event Opus & Friends. In the 1990s, Circle Creek released various demos and EPs with changing lineups, which unfortunately are all out of print today. After quieter times, the Graz twins returned in 2013, a new beginning and Chris took over from this point the job of the lead singer. The resulting album ANGER as well as the video were mostly received favorably by the press and fans. There followed countless concerts all over Europe. In 2015 Hannes Ritl took over the management of the band As a result of this collaboration, CIRCLE CREEK signed a long-term record deal with the German label NRTRecords. The foundation for this cooperation was laid by the single "Going Nowhere" 2018, a new take on the classic. Orpheus Blade frontwoman Adi Bitran can be heard here as a special guest. Preparing for the upcoming album "The World Is On Fire" and a re-issue of "Anger", NRT-Records publishes the EP "Past presents Future" on time for the 35th anniversary of the band on the 5th of October.






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Τρίτη, 11 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

Bad Bullet - Use The Energy (2018)




BAD BULLET unleashes with their debut a heavy load of Alternative Rock, which is quite divers, but also fun. With the new album "Use the Energy" the young Austrians present a well-made thunderstorm, beginning with hot power rock, which runs down as powerful grunge again and again. Many tracks invite you to follow the catchy melodies and passionate singing. Whether power ballad anthem or simple and pure tunes, BAD BULLET has a lot to offer. The band holds on to a classic rock instrumentation. However, the wheel is not reinvented here, and the guys from Styria will cheer fans of the genre. "Use the Energy" was produced by Nino Margrave, on 08.06.2018 on NRT records show.

BAD BULLET was founded 2017 by lead guitarist and songwriter Gernot Neumann, as well as the guitarist and singer Manuel Schlögl founded the Band in Styra Austria. After some initial difficulties the sheet turned with drummer Steven Scherr and bassist Michael Jursche. A harder sound, new rehearsal room and new contacts were helpful for exciting performances in their home country. At the end, it was the convincing performance in the Audio Assault Studios, that the newcomers signed a record contract with the committed German independent label NRT-Records.
The debut album "Use the Energy" serves a satisfying symbiosis of the work of various legends of rock music. Right at the beginning with "Never Give Up" and "free" Nickelback as an influence shines through. "Judgment Day" and "Use the Energy" show parallels to Metallica and by "Follow Your Dream" should please fans of the Foo Fighters. "Use the Energy" also provides optimism to direct that the mood for summer on the right track.

The intros of Gernot Neumann pushes the listener forward right into Manuel Schlögl’s screaming voice.

 

This feeling extends over the first four songs before the band for the first time, turns out to their versatility. With "Judgment Day", "Kill the boss" and "Last Chance" it’s getting harsh, dark but also a bit quieter. With this variety the album holds a certain tension without, however, losing balance.
As the title of the album "Use the Energy" already suggests, the band would regularly create motivating appeals to the listener, to believe in himself and to follow his dreams. The best example is the song "Never Give Up", which the guys name their band anthem, not for nothing. The powerful chrods of guitarist and bassist Michael Jursche Gernot Neumann are pushing the track extremely forward, while Manuel Schlögl with his energetic vocals drives up the number of Watts. Similar power arises in the title track, which is articulated very aggressiv. The from time to time rising summer-feeling is getting near short. For example, in the dystopian "Judgment Day", the rebellious "Kill The Boss" or "poison in the organic world" BAD BULLET shows the critical view on things that went wrong in this world. Otherwise with the evocation of values like freedom, environmental awareness and friendship an optimistic impression prevails.

BAD BULLET shows a solid base on their debut album "Use the Energy”. Even if you don't expect it,this young band jumps out from shadows of their idols, especially at live performances. A positive trend for the future. The boosting Alternative Rock with many good possibilities to sing along, as well as a pinch of darkness, reveals a high potential, not only in their home-country.



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Δευτέρα, 10 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

The KRP (Keith Reid Project) - In My Head (2018)


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Keith Reid & Gary Brooker founded Procol Harum in 1967. In the same year A Whiter Shade Of Pale became a world hit. While Gary was the rockstar, the voice & face of Procol Harum, Keith was the poet and artworker who preferred to hide in the dark. At most, he flitted over a video clip for a few seconds. Soon he decided to stay off stage and wasn't seen there for some decades. Quite a unique phenomenon in the rock scene. Anyway the band's classics, their musical, lyrical and artistic entirety – such as Homburg, A Salty Dog or Grand Hotel - would be unthinkable without Keith Reid.
„In My Head“ is released under the banner "The KRP" (Keith Reid Project). It is Keith's second solo album after „The Common Thread“ (2009). The album contains a fine collection of soulful songs that Keith composed together with Anders Widmark, Rob Wassermann, Anthony Krizan, Matt Noble, John Waite (famous for „Missing You“) and Steve Booker (writer of Duffy's 2008 hit „Mercy“). Six singers are featured on the Album: John Waite, Steve Booker, Anthony Krizan, Jeff Young, Chris Merola & last but not least on four songs, the young and talented Maya Saxell.
For appetizers, check out „Ten More Shows“ or In „My Head“.

Κυριακή, 9 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

Dominoe - The Lost Radio Show (2018)

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The Past


1988. The debut single from a previously unknown Hard Rock band dominates the singles charts for many weeks. The track is called “Here I Am” and well-known from a Renault-5 TV commercial. Many TV show performances and intense touring all over Europe followed for the band DOMINOE.

The Present

2018. DOMINOE now since 30 years have been producing new albums every now and then – whenever they had fun to enter the studio again. The forces behind are mastermind Robert Papst on guitars and singer Jörg Sieber. “The Lost Radio Show“ now will be released in November and is the 6th album by this group. The content: the long lost studio live session recordings for a radio show from 2008. The „Tapes“


Originally recorded for a British radio show in 2008, parts of these recordings got lost at the time because of a hard disk crash. The planned radio show never happened and the incomplete „tapes“ ended up in the archives. By surprise, Robert Papst discovered these “tapes” again in the year 2018. Most of the tracks were used and only the really lost tracks now have been newly recorded. The result: The Lost Radio ShowThe Music


Guitars. Keyboards. Bass. Drums. A lot of great voices. And the classic instruments of the Mainstream Rock genre. Former band members and longtime musical friends helped to complete the recordings. The new release covers the atmosphere from the original sessions and offers a state of the art production, too. The 15 tracks cover songs from all five Dominoe albums and will take you onto a journey back to the year 2008. Grammy winner Gavin Lurssen, L.A. handled the mastering. Line-up: Jörg Sieber – Lead Vocals; Robert Papst – Guitars; Günter Skitschak – Guitars; Christian Birawsky - Drums, Backing Vocals; Henner Malecha - Bass ; Eddie Daum – Keyboards; Ed Straker – Keyboards; Janina Dietz – Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals; Grazia Satler – Backing Vocals; Jane Bogaert – Backing Vocals; Timo Kresslein –Backing Vocals, Percussions

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Τρίτη, 4 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

FIRMO - REHAB (2018)




Street Symphonies Records & Burning Minds Music Group are proud to announce all the details of "Rehab", first official solo album by Italian singer/songwriter Gianluca Firmo. After the critical and fans' acclaim received with the release of Room Experience in 2015 (fronted by rockstar vocalist David Readman), Gianluca was invited by the Street Symphonies' label team to express himself also as singer in a dedicated solo release, in order to show another side of his musical personality. With a finalized line-up of skilled and talented musicians, recruited appositely for backing Gianluca in this solo adventure, recordings started last year @ Atomic Stuff Studio (Isorella - Italy), under the technical supervision of sound engineer Oscar Burato (Airbound, Orphan Skin Diseases). The result is shown in twelve charming melodic rock songs, where Gianluca finally had the chance to share his personal singing style coached by the skills and experience of vocal producer Davide "Dave Rox" Barbieri (Raintimes, Room Experience, Wheels Of Fire, Charming Grace).

Gianluca says: "Beside the fact that it allows me to sing my own songs, this record for me is both a test and an achievement. A test because It’s the first time that I’m in charge for everything concerning the production of a record. And it is an achievement because I had the chance to work shoulder to shoulder in the studio with some amazing musicians, but also the luck to find a label that allowed me (and supported me) to work with no artistic boundaries and even make some unusual choices to follow my different musical influences and tastes. I feel the result is very personal and though it’s far from being perfect, it sure is my perfect rehab from being put in any frame. And as today I couldn’t be happier than this".



"Rehab" is set for release on October 19, 2018 via Street Symphonies Records / Burning Minds Music Group in Europe, while a dedicated Japanese release is expected later in November via AnderStein Music. Mastering duties have been handled by renowned studio engineer Roberto Priori (Danger Zone, Raintimes, Wheels Of Fire) @ PriStudio (Bologna - Italy). CD graphics have been designed instead by Aeglos Art (Airbound, Raintimes, Michael Kratz, Room Experience, Charming Grace), while the CD booklet features introductive liner notes written by renowned rock journalist Paul Woodward (Fireworks Magazine).



LINE UP
Gianluca Firmo: Lead & Backing Vocals, Keyboards
Davide "Dave Rox" Barbieri (Raintimes, Room Experience, Wheels Of Fire, Charming Grace): Backing Vocals
Mattia "Noise Maker" Tedesco (Vasco Rossi, Gianluca Grignani, Candies For Breakfast): Guitars
Nicola Iazzi (Hardline, Candies For Breakfast): Bass
Daniele Valseriati (Tragodia): Drums & Percussion

Special Guests:
Paul Laine (The Defiants, Danger Danger): Backing Vocals
Mario Percudani (Hungryehart, Hardline): Guitars
Stefano Zeni (Wheels Of Fire, Room Experience): Guitars
Carlo Poddighe: Guitars
Pier Mazzini (Danger Zone): Keyboards
Andrea Cinelli: Piano
Alessandro Moro: Sax

TRACKLIST
01. A Place For Judgement Day
02. Heart Of Stone
03. Shadows And Lights
04. Maybe Forever
05. No Prisoners
06. Didn't Wanna Care
07. Unbreakable
08. Don't Dare To Call It Love
09. Cowboys Once, Cowboys Forever
10. Rehab
11. Until Forever Comes
12. Everything


Δευτέρα, 3 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

Pavlov's Dog - Prodigal Dreamer (2018)

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RELEASE 7 December 2018

8 years after the last Pavlov's Dog studio album the „prodigal dreamer“ David Surkamp once again shares his poetic songs and musical tales with us.
For a band that releases about one album per decade a new album is truly an extraordinary event. „Prodigal Dreamer“ for David makes a special dream come true. The album contains a collection of songs that came together over the years, each one specifically picked and relating to a personal story. New compositions of the past eight years combine with just lately accomplished pearls of the past decades to a harmonious whole. Finally, the artwork closes the circle to Pampered Menial, the album that started it some 40 years ago.
„Prodigal Dreamer“ was recorded by method of room-miking. In this process the band performs together in one room, without clicktrack or similar appliances. The performance hereby is captured „for real“. This recording method is an art for itself that today only few sound engineers are in control of. Paul Hennerich is an expert in this field, handling e.g. broadcasts and recordings of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra or monitoring renowned jazz projects. This procedure mostly passes on any post-processings. In this way an unequalled authenticity, warmth, dynamic and „in real character“ is achiefed, that interprete the sensitive songs on „Prodigal Dreamer“ also soundwise in an appropriate way … and give the listener the feeling of being right in the middel.

Κυριακή, 2 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

Serpents Kiss - Dragon Lord (2018)




SERPENTS KISS is a band created by guitarist Will Philpot. Will was a founder member of NWOBHM Omen UK. The band was active from 1980 until disbandment in 1982. The Demo ‘Dragon Flight’ recorded in 1981 is being released by ONR record label in March 2018. Will has been a member of various bands through the years including Crazy Cottage, Twin Star, The Screaming Silence and more recently resurrected the NWOBHM band Millennium with original singer Mark Duffy, releasing the critically acclaimed ‘Awakening’ in 2017. Serpents Kiss have evolved over the years, releasing a few demos on tape and CD format. This new album was produced with a more professional approach and has been mixed and mastered by Adam Steel at Hop Pole Studios in Greater Manchester. The result is ‘Dragon Lord’, 8 tracks of melodic Heavy Metal with a nod to NWOBHM and with modern production values. The original artwork was created by Paul Martin.



Nikki Wozzo is a Canadian singer/songwriter/musician. He attended the school of Audio Production & Recording Arts in Calgary, Alberta. He joined Serpents Kiss two years ago as vocalist and lyricist.

Mike ‘Machine’ Mallais is a Canadian drummer who holds several world records for fastest double bass. He has played countless shows and is a globally renowned teacher.

WILL PHILPOT – GUITARS, BASS, KEYS
NIKKI WOZZO – VOCALS
MIKE ‘MACHINE’ MALLAIS - DRUMS


Σάββατο, 1 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

Six Foot Six - The Six Foot Six Project (2018)

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Six Foot Six was formed by Kristoffer Göbel, associated with acts like Falconer, Destiny and Aldaria.
Inspired by his childhood music heroes and all the way to modern metal acts he decided to write the songs on the album “The Six Foot SixProject”.
Dedicated to creating an exciting album Göbel invited guest musicians to add their touch. Some of these are guitarist and singer Niklas Stålvind (Wolf), singer Magnus Winterwild (Axenstar) and singer David Åkesson (Quantice). Christoffer Borg (Taste, Art Nation) co-mixed the album and has joined the band as permanent member.



The music video for the first single “Virus inside” was shot with and directed by Patric Ullaeus (i.a. Amaranthe, In Flames, Europe)  at rEvolver Film Company.


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