AOR Heaven Announces November Titles – WHITE WIDDOW & BONEYARD DOG

Australian Hard Rockers WHITE WIDDOW will return with their fourth album “Silhouette” on AOR Heaven on November 25, just right in time for their performance at H.e.a.t. Festival in Ludwigsburg on the following weekend!New on the AOR Heaven label is the Irish Classic Rock/Blues Rock band BONEYARD DOG with their debut album “Bluesbound Train”. This group consists of German/Italian Rock singer Rob Mancini (Hotwire, Crush, Rob Mancini Band & Scar For Life), guitarist Davy Kerrigan, former Rainbow keyboard player Tony Carey and American drummer Ron Wikso (David Lee Roth, Foreigner any many others). Guest performers include Marc Lynn (Gotthard) on bass and John Pratt from UK rockers Firefly on backing vocals.


White Widdow – Silhouette
Release date: 25.11.2016
Advance video: https://youtu.be/fAeEoZQzFcA
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  Formed in Melbourne, Australia in 2008 and centered around the Millis brothers Jules (Vocals) & Xavier (Keyboards) with Guitar virtuoso Enzo Almanzi. Raised on a healthy diet of 80’s Arena Rock and influenced by artists such as Survivor, Dokken, Night Ranger, White Sister & Giuffria.In 2010 White Widdow stormed onto the Melodic Rock scene across the globe with the release of their self titled debut album, filled with swirling keyboards, blistering guitar playing and big choruses. The release of the debut was met by the press with rave reviews making it into Classic Rock Magazine’s top 10 AOR albums for 2010.  Hot on the heels of their debut, White Widdow quickly returned with their follow up release “Serenade” in September 2011. “Serenade” was heaped with praise by the press as one of the best albums in the genre of 2011, gaining 9/10 in both Classic Rock and Powerplay magazines and receiving a 94% on the coveted website melodicrock.com.

In support of “Serenade”, White Widdow hit the road playing festivals and headlining club shows throughout Europe which saw them tour through Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Greece and England. Along the way performing at HEAT Festival (Germany) and Firefest (UK). This was followed in 2012 with a full tour of the UK as support band to English melodic rock band TEN.

After the unfortunate death of drummer George Kristy in 2013 and the departure of original bass player Trent Wilson, the Millis brothers and Almanzi regrouped with a rejuvenated new line up, featuring Ben Webster on Bass and Noel Tenny on Drums. The new line up released their third album “Crossfire” in late 2014, the album was met with much critical and fan acclaim receiving 8/10 in Classic Rock magazine, 9/10 in Powerplay magazine, 9/10 in Sweden Rock Magazine and 93% from melodicrock.com.

In support of “Crossfire”, White Widdow returned to tour the UK and Greece, as well as performing in Spain for the first time in 2015.

In early 2016 the Millis brothers began writing for what would become White Widdow’s fourth album “Silhouette”, setting out to capture the mid to late 80’s AOR sound, even more so than on previous White Widdow albums. The Millis brothers also teaming up with Almanzi, Tenny and Webster for some slightly more hard edged songs. The resulting album “Silhouete”, proving to be the best representation of the White Widdow sound so far, pure 80’s styled AOR, straight from the heart.

www.whitewiddow.com.au

Sound clips in advance:
WHITE WIDDOW – Last Chance For Love (Edit)
WHITE WIDDOW – Stranded (Edit)
WHITE WIDDOW – Wild At Heart (Edit)

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Boneyard Dog – Bluesbound Train

Release date: 25.11.2016
Advance video: https://youtu.be/X5D_WO4fGmQ

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Boneyard Dog is an Irish Classic/Blues Rock Band founded in 2015 and the brainchild of German/Italian Rock Singer Rob Mancini (Hotwire, Crush, Rob Mancini Band & Scar For Life) and Irish Blues guitar hero Davy Kerrigan.
Added to the line-up in early 2016 was American rock drummer Ron Wikso, an established artist known for his recording and touring work with some of the best musicians and known entertainers in the world including Cher, Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Foreigner, David Lee Roth (Van Halen), The Storm, Gregg Rolie (Santana/Journey), Eddie Money, CCR (Creedence Clearwater Revisited), Player (featuring Ronn Moss & Peter Beckett), Randy Meisner (the Eagles), Denny Laine (Paul McCartney & Wings/The Moody Blues), Dave Amato (REO Speedwagon/Ted Nugent/Jimmy Barnes), Michael Monarch (Steppenwolf), Dave Meniketti (Y&T), George Burns, Sammy Davis Jr., Peggy Lee and many others.Half way through the writing of the debut album, Mancini contacted Tony Carey, former keyboarder of Richie Blackmore’s Rainbow. Carey played on the classic albums ‘Rising’ and ‘On Stage’, in the Rainbow line-up including Ronnie James Dio, Cozy Powell, Jimmy Bain and Ritchie Blackmore, touring the world for 2 years. He has recorded and released over 40 records, and produced records by John Mayall, Chris Norman, David Knopfler, Joe Cocker, and Peter Maffay (Germany’s top-selling rock artist). He has done several film scores and published well over 1,000 songs. Initially planned as a guest keyboarder on one of the tracks, Carey was impressed by the material and offered to fill the slot as keyboarder on the entire album.

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Staying true to their roots in rock’n’roll music, a style all members are involved in for over a decade, the band also implemented their love and passion for blues into the project. With a lot of experience, compassion and inspiration the foundations are set for a new Classic Rock album that will find many new friends and listeners.Mancini’s and Kerrigan’s song writing are combining harmonies, killer riffs and solos as well as creative lyrics to create an outstanding work of art.

Boneyard Dog recorded their debut album ‘Bluesbound Train’ between March and September 2016 at Total Control Studio Austin/Texas and GMG Studio ONE in Donegal/Ireland. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Rob Mancini. In August 2016 the band subsequently signed to German label AOR Heaven.
Outside the music business, the band is involved in philanthropy, having created the Boneyard Foundation, a foundation benefitting victims of motorcycle accidents or their immediate families. The bands proceeding from the track ‘Lonely Road’ featuring Marc Lynn (Gotthard) and the accompanying video will go towards the Boneyard Foundation.

www.boneyarddog.com
www.facebook.com/boneyarddog

Soundclips in advance:
BONEYARD DOG – Hundred Guns (Edit)
BONEYARD DOG – Lay Down The Law (Edit)
BONEYARD DOG – Mother Lode (Edit)

TIGERTAILZ – “All The Girls In The WorlD”

 

Tigertailz release ‘All The Girls In The World’, the fourth video from their latest album BLAST.

Jay says: ‘We had such an amazing show at this years Bang Your Head festival in Germany we felt it was only right to give the amazing fans who attended that show something to remember it by.
So what better way than to use our crazy Tailz Maniacz fan footage as a video for our new single ‘All The Girls’. We’ve always wanted to do one of these and the video has turned out amazing! And this won’t be the last single off our new album BLAST. There’ll be more to blow your mind soon!’

You can view ‘All The Girls’ here.

The band have also been busy working on their 250 limited edition Shoot To Kill EP, which will be on  pink vinyl. Due for release on November 14th. The EP celebrates 30 years of Tigertailz history. Fans can grab the EPhere

*Tigertailz are off to the US later this month to play the Rock N Skull Festival in Joliet, Illinois, on Sunday October 30th. *Tickets here
www.tigertailz.co.uk

METAL UNITED DOWN UNDER Full Line-Ups Announced

92 bands will be part of this year’s massive underground event in 12 Australian cities
Australia, 10/10/2016 – 396 artist playing in 92 different bands will be hitting the stages all across Australia. Metal United Down Under aka MUDU is returning on October 15 and there will be metal in 12 cities in the same night under the same banner. All these shows present the talent Australia has to offer.
“Looking at the bill makes me wish I was in Australia for this event with multiple personalities to attend several cities the same night.”Gunnar Sauermann, Season of Mist & Metal Hammer Germany
“MUDU is a metal party for the whole country!! Why wouldn’t you go?!?!”Roly Moore, Sedulous Rouse
“MUDU is a unique event in the international heavy music community – hundreds of bands across Australia coming together in regional centres and major cities all for one night of intensity – incredible! The organizers are to be commended on putting together such an awesome event and making Australia the loudest place on the planet on Oct 15!!”Gregory Shaw, Truth Corroded, Truth Inc & Extreme Management Group, Inc.
Once again, the promoters in all involved cities have done an amazing job getting local and interstate bands on their line-ups. More and more bands include their tour in the MUDU shows, like Truth Corroded playing the Perth show as part of their “Worship The Warlords Slain Australia and Asia Tour 2016”. Decryptus is ending “The Necrotic Design East Coast Tour 2016” at the Sydney show and Wounded Pig’s second date on their massive 29 dates tour “A Permanent Mark Tour 2016” will be the Adelaide show. Frankenbok, Headbore,Espionage, Deadspace, The Black Swamp, Flaming Wrekage and The Weight of Silence are all including MUDU in their tour.
Let’s have a look what’ll be happening at the shows: Hobart announced classic metallers Pegazus as headliner and the Melbourne band will play Hobart for the first time – as will Spitting Rhino with their live debut show. Fantasy/folk metal band Sarallisse are the main act in Wollongong where another first live show will come fromHails From Infinity. Darwin added hard rockers Under Duress to the bill and Gladstone heavy groove metallers Massic and progressive metal/hardcore band Adriatic. Progressive metal trio Sedulous Rousejoined the Adelaide line-up sharing the stage with WA band Facegrinder who release their new EP Cosmic Background and I,Icarus debuting that night. Perth, Bendigo and Canberra announced the full line-ups: Truth Corroded, Silent Knight (last show with original drummer Paul Wrigley), Envenomed, Depravity, Bayview Suspect, Dethlahem, Icarus Lives form a line-up in Perth to look forward to. Bendigo announced Stone Djoser, Kuntsquad, Armata, Prophetess, Incrypt, Vulture Culture and in Canberra From Hell’s Heart, Flaming Wrekage, Fatigue, Lord Ragnar and Mytile Vey Lorth. In Bundaberg Wisdom’s Realm, Troy HasFallen and Consider Me Heartless were added to the bill while there have been a few changes happening in Brisbane with thrashers Kaustic Attack and Wartooth, death/thrash metallers Amicable Treason, synth metal band End Us, alternative/power metallers Devonian and melodic death/groove metal band Holistic. The Sydney show will be headlined by melodic death metallers Daemon Pyre who will be joined by Adelaide’sHeadbore and thrashers Murder-World. If you lost track, here is the complete overview:
City
Venue
Bands
Adelaide
Enigma Bar
Facegrinder, Sickness, Nemesium, Deadspace, Sedulous Rouse, Wounded Pig, I Protagonist, I Icarus
Bendigo
MusicMan Megastore
Stone Djoser, Kuntsquad, Armata, Prophetess, Incrypt, Vulture Culture
Brisbane
The Back Room
Kaustic Attack, Amicable Treason, The Black Swamp, Behold The Defiant, Kaerulean, Pallative Care, Dirty Brew, Fragments, Holistic, Devonian, Wartooth, End Us
Bundaberg
Railway Hotel
Lavidius, Weightless In Orbit, Therein, Odysseus Reborn, Into the Badlands, Psychosphere, Morgue, Iron Wizard, Wisdom’s Realm, Consider Me Heartless, Troy Has Fallen
Canberra
The Basement
From Hell’s Heart, Flaming Wrekage, Fatigue, Lord Ragnar, Mytile Vey Lorth
Darwin
Happy Yess
Under Duress, Shapeshifta, Clever Monkey
Gladstone
Rocky Glen Hotel
Evil Eye, Beyond Vendetta, Killer Creed, Weight of Silence, Mergatroyd, Only Machines Remain, Symbolic Weapon, Kold Creature, A.M.P., Massic, Adriatic
Hobart
The Brisbane Hotel
Pegazus, Hells Grace, Spitting, Sludko, Infected, Kingfall
Melbourne
The Bendigo Hotel
Frankenbok, Elm Street, Harlott, Metreya, Malakyte, Toxicon, Damnations Day, Asylum, Espionage, Requiem, Elkenwood, Feast of Crows
Perth
The Civic Hotel
Truth Corroded, Silent Knight, Envenomed, Depravity, Bayview Suspect, Dethlahem, Icarus Lives
Sydney
The Bald Faced Stag
Daemon Pyre, Decryptus, Grill, The Plague, Headbore, Murder-World
Wollongong
UOW UniBar
Saralisse, Harbour, The Winter Effect, Thrash Bandicoot, Hails From Infinity
What makes this event UNITED is the support the event gets from everywhere. These are the promoters, sponsors, media partners and supporters who stand behind MUDU:
Our promoters:
Sedulous Rouse, MusicMan Megastore, Crowned Ruckus Presents, Lord Ragnar, Evel-E Productions, Bent Metal Media, Tyrantula Productions, Megaton Music, Stormrider Touring, Metal-Roos, Deaf To All But Metal and Carbon Black
Our sponsors:
DRW Entertainment (previously Tombowler)
Noisebleed Records
National media partners:
Metal Obsession, The Rock Pit, The Metal Zone, Killawatts Radio Show, The Drum, Kountdown Klassic Entertainment, Brisbane Metal Legion, Rabid Noise Radio and DJ Devilpope’s Aussie Metal Show
International media partners:
Bravewords, East Jakarta Media, Metal Temple, Metal Nation Radio and Transcending Obscurity
Supporters:
ARMI – Australian Rock & Metal Institute, Battlegod Production, Brisso Metal, Metal Glass Promotion, Mick G Photography and TMS – Tasmanian Metal Syndicate

STEEVI JAIMZ Records Special Version of Classic Song

To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Living Without You….
Original Tigertailz vocalist Steevi Jaimz has teamed up with friend and fellow Crash KO band mate Phil Vokins – Formerly of (ex Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward’s Max Havoc, Persian Risk, UK AOR’sters Strangeways and Tyrant ).And together have recorded a special, one-off 30th Anniversary version of his classic Tigertailz song Living Without You.
This version of the song, featuring Steevi, Phil, Chris Laney, Anders Ringman and Dave Draper. Was originally recorded at Platform Studios, Sweden. At the recording of Steevi’s My Private Hell album sessions in 2007. And was recently finished with producer Dave Draper at Tower Studios UK.

“It’s been re-recorded and re-released many times. But this is the first time I have done it since writing it. And it has never sounded anything like this. We’ve stripped the song back to basics and turned it around. And what we have, is the song at it’s melodic best. How it would have sounded without screaming guitars. And how I imagined it to sound when I originally wrote it. And because of who I wrote it about, it’s very sentimental and personal to me. Basically, it’s been given the grown up 2016 treatment”. It will be made available to download on the usual sites. Spotify, itunes etc… The pair will also record an album as a special project through AOR Blvd records next year.

The Legendary ARTI TISI Archives Are Coming to MelodicRock Records

 
I’ve been chasing this one for a long time…
MelodicRock Records is thrilled to announce the signing one of the best collections of unreleased music to ever be left aside in the vaults, for a deal that will finally see this classic melodic hard rock material released to fans that have been demanding it for two decades.
Only one artist could possibly gather all these names into their recording career: Joe Lynn Turner, Tony Bruno, Al Pitrelli, Al Greenwood, A.J. Pero, Ian McDonald, Mark Hitt, Lincoln Schleifer, Tony Harnell, Bob Held, Phil Woods, Chuck Bonafante and even more…
The man that was once considered to replace Lou Gramm when he left Foreigner, a role he could have pulled off with ease.
Who else than ARTI TISI!
The Arti Tisi legend goes back many years. To the mid-to-late 80s, into the 90s…. Arti Tisi was one of the finest vocalists and go-to guys in the world. But why isn’t he the mega-star that the material demonstrates he should be?
It’s a mixture of bad timing, bad luck and bad record labels. Best that Arti explains himself:
I would never change a thing, not a single thing. I am so fortunate to have played with so many talents and I feel they were the reason the music was great and the reason I tried to always push myself to keep up. I think the thing is that a lot of the musicians I played with were trying to make a living in other bands. Talents like Al Pitrelli or Tony Bruno or John O’Reilly, they were so fantastic, so in demand. Denny McDermott who was on with Donald Fagen on drums and Mark Hitt on guitar and was soon off playing with John Entwistle.
It was so amazing, I had so many opportunities to record and work with many great producers, engineers, studios and musicians. And the constant team of John Greenberg, Billy Phelan and Billy Cinotti kept us together so that we could experience amazing, amazing times like when the guys fromDeep Purple came to see us in Connecticut right after the ‘Perfect Strangers’ album and the next thing I know we are signed to Bruce Payne and Thames Talent! I mean c’mon Deep Purple’s management! That same year we began talking to Michael Wagener hoping to get something together between his producing the first White Lion and Skid Row records, then the amazing Jack Ponti who was another great mentor.
But I enjoyed working with Al Greenwood and Dave Greenberg the very most, they were the ‘Team’. Dave was an amazing engineer and Al a fantastic producer. Al, Bobby Held, Al Pitrelli and Tony Bruno would help by co-writing with me and getting me some great songs that they had written withJoe Lynn Turner with his amazing vocals, or Jordan Stanley with some fantastic lyrics, I mean we would just go in and record the songs  and everybody would go off and I would do my vocals with Al and David in the studio all of the backgrounds, and the odd guitar or drum part and what a treat to have Al occasionally play a B3 on some tracks and bam – Dave and Al mixed it in an amazing fashion – always.
We would do label showcases but then one guy went out with Doro or Alice Cooper so it was hard to get everybody together for longer than just the recording. I remember one time we did a showcase for Atlantic at like 10 o’clock in the morning!
We were playing around New York at the China Club or L’Amour Brooklyn, or L’Amour East or the Cat Club to make money, build our fans, hustling, a publishing deal here or there.
Then I had these opportunities like when Lou Gramm left Foreigner, I met with Bud Prager to be considered to replace him but Lou was my idol and his idols were my idols, guys like Steve Marriottand Paul Rodgers and then Terry Reid once Al introduced me to him. When Ray Gillen passed away,John Greenberg arranged for me to go to San Diego and audition with Jake E Lee and Badlands. When I was on the plane to California I popped in the tape of some of the songs to learn and the first song I heard was High Wire with Ray killing it!  I think I was paralytic with the guys (laughs) – Everyone I played with was amazing, all true gentlemen. They were so professional and creative; Complete masters of their craft.
No matter what the circumstances at the time or the way these tracks were recorded, the fact is they were and they are magnificent!
So fate has held them at bay all these years. At times there has been attempts by other labels to release these songs, to no avail. Arti Tisi’s work was left to be heavily traded via cassette in the 90s and then online in recent years. But no one has the masters. Or the complete picture. Until now.
After several months of conversations with MelodicRock Records, Arti Tisi is ready to unleash his collected works upon the world.
But what was uncovered is nothing short of spectacular. Going back through the collection of DAT tapes and quarter inch tapes was a vault of songs unprecedented in recent memory.
Of the 20 or so expected songs MRR was hoping to work with, we are now up to 53, with the possibility of still more.
All the cult classics will be included – A Little Too Early, I’ll Be There, Love You Too Much, Love Finds You Guilty….and plenty of never before heard songs, including a heartfelt cover of Rick Springfield’s My Father’s Chair. More details will be announced soon.
So with this rich vault of classic material to go through, fans can be guaranteed a treasure trove of killer music to add to their collections soon. All remastered by the guiding hand of JK Northrup.
Work continues on this right now and an announcement about a release will be made prior to the end of the year, with the aim to have this material officially released in the first quarter of 2017.
Classic American melodic rock, hard rock and AOR has never sounded better.

KING OF BONES Sign to Lion’s Pride Music

Lions Pride Music is happy to announce the signing of King Of Bones to the label for the release of the bands second studio album, Don’t Mess With The King, and for the bands debut album to be reissued later on. The band original hails from Sao Paulo in Brazil and plays straight forward heavy metal/hard rock  in the veins of  Pretty Maids, Blue Murder, etc. Check out the bands video for the track, Hold Me Closer, in the youtube clip below.
Band Bio;
Blending Hard Rock with Heavy Metal, King Of Bones is very influenced by the likes of Dio, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Dokken, Harem Scarem, Blue Murder and Adrenaline Mob. The band could express their own personality on their latest album “We Are The Law” wich was recorded at Norcal Studios, in São Paulo (Brazil) and the record was produced and engineered by Brendan Duffey and Adriano Daga.
They gained such a positive feedback from the press and industry professionals and they’re on its way building a solid fan base. Along with the Brazilian repercussion, the group managed to expand borders, achieving high-mark reviews and radio airplay at different radio broadcasters and web-based radios in many countries, like the U.S, England, Italy, Germany, Spain, France, Portugal and Poland.
Actually, King of Bones is enjoying the results of all their hard work giving his best at stage and working even more for the upcoming album that will be released in 2016.
Roll the Bones and Keep Rocking!