Melodic Rock Brief News On 27/02/14

This is the fifth instalment of our Dio Strange Highways series. This time we talk with Scott Warren. Dio fans know that Scott was a large part of the Dio legacy but most people don’t know that he actually played on Strange Highways. On this episode we aim to set the record straight. Links are: www.focusonmetal.net / www.castironring.com.

“There has been no genuine A&R filter in the industry… We are building that now…”– Guest Post by Jack Ponti – blog.musicxray.com/genuine-ar-filter-guest-post-by-jack-ponti.

The melodic metal band Signum Regis have uploaded a lyric video for the track “Exodus” to YouTube. The track comes off their album “Exodus” and feat. Lance King [ex. Balance of Power, Pyramaze] on vocals. “Exodus” was released on November 15th in Europe and December 3rd in North America through Ulterium Records. Check out the lyric video at YouTube here: youtu.be/poXdNbFuwbo / www.signum-regis.com.

MetalSymphony.com has uploaded photos of The Poodles’s February 9, 2014 concert at Sala Shoko in Madrid, Spain. Support act pics from Overloud and Natribu are available. Check them out at this location: www.metalsymphony.com/?p=16893#pg
The Poodles’s setlist was as follows: Misery Loves Company, Metal Will Stand Tall, Cuts Like A Knife, Shut Up!, Shadows, Line of Fire, Medley:, I Rule The Night/Leaving The Pass To Pass/Crying, Instrumental, Caroline, Kings & Fools, Like No Tomorrow, Seven Seas, Echoes From The Past, Night Of Passion.

Finnish prog/hard rock act Montage have released a new song from their upcoming debut album. Check out the 1960’s inspired ‘Strawberry Skies’ here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU3KQ52wzxY. Montage’s debut album, due to be released in May 2014, will consist of eight eclectic hard rock songs, featuring such titles as ‘Misty High’, ‘Strawberry Skies’ and ‘Devil’s Whip’. The group will announce more information about their record deal and upcoming gigs in the next few weeks. www.montage.fi.

Here it is…. the new Teenage Casket Company promo video for the song (You Only Love Me) When You Hate Me. Directed by Mr Stitch Films. The song is lifted from the “Still Standing” album which has received universal praise all over the world since its release last September. The band have been nominated for 3 awards at this year’s highly prestigious Pure Rawk awards (including best album) due to be held in London on March 7th. The band will be hitting the road this spring/ summer. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER2ytjafdHc /www.teenagecasketcompany.co.uk.

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