AXEL RUDI PELL ‘Game Of Sins’ Chart Positions

The new album “Game Of Sins” of german guitar wizard AXEL RUDI PELL entered the official german album charts at # 11 (https://www.offiziellecharts.de/charts/album). In the german Media Markt / Saturn Charts the album hit # 9 (http://www.mediamarkt.de/de/shop/musik-charts-bestseller.html) and in the new german MegaCharts # 12 (http://www.charts.de/alben/).
In Switzerland the album entered the official album charts even one place higher at # 10(http://www.hitparade.ch/charts/alben) and in Austria at # 42 (http://www.austriancharts.at/charts/alben).
Furthermore with this album AXEL RUDI PELL entered the official british charts for the very first time. # 40 in the Rock & Metal Charts (http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/rock-and-metal-albums-chart/) and # 11 in the Indie Breaker Charts (http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/independent-albums-breakers-chart/).
“Game Of Sins” was released January 15th, 2016 (USA January 22nd 2016)  through SPV/Steamhammer in the following configurations:– DigiPak incl. 1 Bonus Track and Poster
– Jewel Case Clear Tray Edition
– 2LP Gatefold, 180 g, black Vinyl, CD in paper sleeve
– Download Version
– Ltd Boxset incl. Digi, 2LP, Miniatur Replica Fender Guitar 1:4 incl. ARP Gift Box Case, Poster, Sticker, Photocard

Line Up:

Johnny Gioeli >- Lead and Backing Vocals
Axel Rudi Pell – Lead, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitars
Ferdy Doernberg – Keyboards
Volker Krawczak – Bass
Bobby Rondinelli – Drums

AXEL RUDI PELL Live 2016

“Game Of Sins” – Tour Part 1
with special guests MOB RULES

01.04.16 D-Hamburg – Grosse Freiheit 36
02.04.16 D-Karlsruhe – Substage
03.04.16 D-Nürnberg – Hirsch
05.04.16 D-Munich – Backstage
06.04.16 D-Berlin – Huxleys
08.04.16 D-Osnabrück – Hyde Park
09.04.16 B-Vosselaar – Biebob
10.04.16 NL-Zwolle – Hedon
12.04.16 D-Cologne – Live Music Hall
13.04.16 D-Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
15.04.16 D-Erfurt – Stadtgarten
16.04.16 CH-Pratteln – Z7
17.04.16 CH-Pratteln – Z7

Festivals

30.07.16 D-Pyras – Pyraser Classic Rock Night
04.-06.08.16 D-Wacken – Wacken Open Air (sold out)

“Game Of Sins” – Tour Part 2

02.09.16 D-Bremen – Aladin
03.09.16 NL-Weert – De Bosuil
04.09.16 D-Bochum – Zeltfestival Ruhr
06.09.16 D-Saarbrücken – Garage
07.09.16 D-Hannover – Capitol
09.09.16 D-Leipzig – Hellraiser
10.09.16 CZ-Zlin – Masters Of Rock Cafe
11.09.16 A-Vienna – SiMM City
13.09.16 D-Frankfurt – Batschkapp
14.09.16 D-Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
16.09.16 D-Memmingen – Kaminwerk
17.09.16 I-Novara – Phenomenon
18.09.16 A-Wörgl – Komma

Tickets Germany: www.metaltix.com
Touragency: http://www.continental-concerts.de/

Lyric Video: https://youtu.be/pqa1EoSbOB4
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LITA FORD Unlocks ‘Time Capsule’ April 15

feat. Gene Simmons, Billy Sheehan, Jeff Scott Soto, Dave Navarro & Rick Nielsen
American vocalist/guitarist Lita Ford is set to release her latest album Time Capsule on Steamhammer/SPVon 15 April 2016.
The very special and unusual recording turns back the clock to a time when honest, down-to-earth rock music was still handmade and recorded without digital tricks and contraptions. Time Capsule is a ”throwback” record that boasts identifiable voices and brilliant players jamming without any planning or pressure. Some of the album`s highlights: Billy Sheehan (bass), Rodger Carter (drums), Dave Navarro (mandolin), Jeff Scott Soto(vocals), Rick Nielsen and Robin Zander (backing vocals) and Gene Simmons (bass).
“There was a shitload of these 24-track analog tapes in the closet in my house (in the islands),” Ford recalls.“This is some of the best work I`ve ever done and it was sitting there. I grabbed two suitcases and took them back to the United States.” Imagine Ford dragging a pair of suitcases full of analog tapes through the Caribbean dirt back to Los Angeles, so, as she recalls, “we could bake these fuckers,” due to their age. “If you just put them on the reel, they would flake. I was chewing my fingernails, thinking, ´Please work!` And they did!”
Time Capsule contains ten songs plus intro and will be available as a digipak as well as an LP versionand download. It`s Ford`s gift to fans who love the ´80s, when thrilling vocal performances, raunchy riffs, and loud, growling guitars were as essential as oxygen.
Tracklisting:1. Intro 1:35
2. Where Will I Find My Heart Tonight 04:47
3. Killing Kind 04:49
4. War Of The Angels 05:44
5. Black Leather Heart 03:33
6. Rotten To The Core 04:21
7. Little Wing 03:01
8. On The Fast Track 03:41
9. King Of The Wild Wind 05:04
10. Mr. Corruption 04:15
11. Anything For The Thrill 03:25

LITA FORD live 2016

US/Canada

12.02. Houston,TX – BFE Rock Club
13.02. Tyler,TX – Rock N´Valentines Festival
14.02. Fort Worth,TX – The Rail Club
20.02. Enoch,AB – River Cree Resort
05.03. Beverly Hills,CA – Saban Theatre
19.03. Toledo,OH – Savage Arena
24.04. Ladson,SC – 98 Rock Fest

Europe

10.06. SE-Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock Festival
13.-14.08.B-Kortijk – Alcatraz Festival

More dates will be added soon
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GRAND SLAM – A New Dawn (Showcase)

Grand Slam was founded in 2007 in Malmö, Sweden, by drummer Andy Swaniz (ex-Quadruple), with the aim to appeal to a wide audience with their melodic rock style.
Bassist Henrik Hansson (ex-Hollywood) got on board the same year and songwriter Peter Alpenborg was brought in to get the ball rolling. There have been several lineup changes over the years, as well as a number of musicians hired only for specific recordings or gigs.
Up until spring of 2010, the focus had been exclusively on studio recordings, but now it was time for the band to do a stage debut. The debut was made in “Grand”-style, with an appearance in the TV-show “Talang”, Sweden’s equivalent of “Britain’s Got Talent”, with over one million viewers.
Later that year, the band was joined by keyboardist Daniel Grönberg Svensson who also started contributing to the songwriting, and guitarist Thomas Klintberg.
In the summer of 2012, Grand Slam found the perfect lead singer and frontman for the band, Andy Sinner (ex-Trash Queen). With the addition of two female backing singers, Ivana Papak and Lina Vernblom, Grand Slam was now ready to go out and perform for a live audience.
They entered the worldwide contest Emergenza and made it to the regional finals. The band continued to play live during the summer and autumn of 2013, gathering a strong fan-following.
There was still something missing, and the void was filled by the addition of another guitarist, Andreas Gullstrand. The backup vocalists, Ivana Papak and Lina Vernblom, decided to leave the band that same year.
In 2014, Grand Slam went into the studio to record a three-song EP, “Waiting For Tomorrow”, which received considerable attention worldwide. The EP was recorded and produced by Erik Wiss in Peekroom Studios.
Guitarist Thomas Klintberg left the band shortly thereafter, and the remaining band members signed a contract with AOR Heaven to release Grand Slam’s debut album, “A New Dawn”. Erik Wiss was once again brought in to record the album, which is best described as a well-balanced mix of the original and new Grand Slam sound.
Andy Sinner – Lead Vocals
Andreas Gullstrand – Guitar
Andy Swaniz – Drums
Henrik Hansson – Bass Daniel
Grönberg Svensson – Keyboards

WIGELIUS – Tabula Rasa (Showcase)

Wigelius was formed in late 2011 by Anders Wigelius, after doing a Swedish tv show that gained him a record deal with Frontiers Records. The idea at the time was to deliver 80’s rock with a modern twist. What it became was a heartfelt brotherhood of people that really love good music. It was all about the love for the music and having fun.
When Reinventions was released in 2012, it got immediate attention from the AOR-scene and the expectations on the sophomore release have been very high. To really get the right sound this time around, the band decided to trust the production in the talented hands of their own Erik Wigelius. This also made the process of making the album very creative, with everybody working together on the songs in the studio. Letting all voices be heard, maximizing the potential in each song.
Erik and his brother Anders are also responsible for the production of Care of Night’s debut album Connected and has produced many artists and bands all over the world.
Tabula Rasa is latin for “Blank slate” and as a title for this album it couldn’t be more fitting. The idea is to show the world how Wigelius really sound, by keeping everything that was great about the first album, and the genre, but taking it one step further.
With Patrik joining, it gave an extra shot in the arm for the band, and finally it feels like all the pieces are together. It’s a very diverse album, ranging between influences collected over many years. There are a lot of flavours to be heard in the songs, making the album hard to place in a single genre.
Wigelius is the love child of it’s members, and they promise a great future with more releases in the years to come.
Mixed & mastered by Erik Wigelius
Produced by Erik Wigelius
Co-Produced by Anders Wigelius and Jakob Svensson
Discography
2012 – Reinventions
2016 – Tabula Rasa
Anders Wigelius – Vocals
Jakob Svensson – Guitars
Erik Wigelius – Drums
Patrik Janson – Bass

Fallen Heirs unveil new song “United, Man”

Fallen Heirs posterCanadian rockers Fallen Heirs have released another song from their latest EP Eyes Wide Open. The track is called “United, Man” and is available to listen via YouTube. The EPEyes Wide Open was released back on November 13, 2015.

Fallen Heirs posted the following message (with slight edits) on their Facebook page in regard to their latest released song:

“Check out one of our favourite songs off our new EP –Eyes Wide Open– titled ‘United, Man’ below!

We felt this song really tied together the disc in a lot of ways and we are excited to share it with you!”

Unisonic mainly on hiatus in 2016

The “all-star” group Unisonic which includes ex-Helloweensinger Michael Kiske and Gamma Ray guitarist Kai Hansen will be on hiatus for most of 2016 and will not be looking for a new drummer this year.

Unisonic‘s bassist Dennis Ward posted the following message (with slight edits) on the group’s Facebook page yesterday:

“Hello friends and fans alike! I’d like to make an announcement to clarify a few points in regards to Unisonic about our “what’s going on”‘s in general.

Last year we announced that Kosta will be leaving the band due to his very busy schedule with his work in Bottom Row Promotion. And though this is still stands Kosta has decided to stay on for the few shows that we will be having this year…

Which brings me to the next point:

Unisonic will only be doing a few shows this year. We will not yet make an album, we will wait for another time. We will most likely not make a tour either. The fact of the matter is that we are all so busy with other obligations that it’s hard to get it together right now. There will be better times and we will continue. This year will simply be a subtle one for us. One reason I’m bringing this up is because of the many many requests from drummers to audition for Unisonic. We will be looking for a new Unisonic photodrummer at some point but not this year 😉  I hope this clarifies a few things and our absence from the scene. We love you all and look forward to our inevitable contact with you people in the near future, be it on stage, back stage, front stage, at the cinema or at the grocery store  😉

With very best regards,

Dennis Ward

Unisonic have released two full-length albums to date: Unisonicin 2012 and Light Of Dawn in 2014.

Lords Of Black debut video for “Everything You’re Not”

Spanish melodic progressive metal rockers, Lords Of Black, have released a video for their new song “Everything You’re Not” from their upcoming album II, which will be released on March 18, 2016 via Frontiers Music srl. Lords Of Black‘s new album II was produced by Lords Of Black guitarist Tony Hernando and current Masterplan and ex-Helloween guitaristRoland Grapow, the latter who also mixed and mastered the album.

Lords of Black photoFreeman Promotions’ press release states (with slight edits):

“Frontiers Music Srl will release the highly anticipated second album, II from melodic, progressive metal mastersLords of Black on March 18, 2016. The first video offering from the album for the song “Everything You’re Not” has been released. Pre-orders of II are available now atAmazon. All MP3 pre-orders include an instant download of “Everything You’re Not”.

Lords Of Black is the band formed by world-class singerRonnie Romero, renowned guitarist Tony Hernando and monster drummer Andy C. Their vision was to form a metal band with a modern approach blended with catchy, melodic and progressive elements. After months of intense, hard work, the band independently released their acclaimed self-titled debut, which was co-produced by Roland Grapow. Metal Hammer Spain deemed it “The Best Metal album released in Spain this year.”

Fun fact, vocalist Ronnie Romero was hand-picked by the legendary Ritchie Blackmore to front the upcoming Rainbowsummer shows. What better endorsement of Ronnie‘s vocal talents could you need?

Now Lords Of Black are ready to conquer the world with II, an album that will blow the minds of fans of modern melodic metal. Once again co-produced, mixed and mastered by Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween), II is not only the follow up to their outstanding and acclaimed debut, but is an album with superbly crafted songs that will instantly become absolute metal classics. “The new album, being the follow up to a first record that was so greatly received, had to get to a higher place,” says Tony Hernando. “After an intense year of writing and producing, along with the live performances, we came up with songs that are still deep and complicated in some arrangements, but have been written with the live performance in mind… The quest was to come up with something that artistically was meaningful for us as musicians and at the same time could catch the attention of the listeners. We really hope you enjoy this new album and come with us for a great ride!””

Lords of Black CD coverTrack List for II:
01. Malevolently Beautiful (Intro)
02. Merciless; Only One Life Away
03. Everything You’re No
04. New World’s Comin’
05. Cry No More
06. Tears I Will Be
07. Insane
08. Live by the Lie, Die by the Truth
09. Ghost of You
10. The Art of Illusions Part III: The Wasteland
11. Shadows of War
12. Lady of the Lake (Rainbow cover, bonus track cd edition)
13. Innuendo (Queen cover, bonus track digital edition)

Hell In The Club release video for new song “Shadow Of the Monster”

Italian rockers Hell In The Club have released a video for the title track of their new album Shadow Of The Monster, which was released on January 22, 2016.

Hell In The Club posterHell In The Club‘s debut album Let The Games Begin landed at the number eight spot of Sleaze Roxx’s Top 10 Albums of 2011 and thew number 17 spot on the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2011. Sleaze Roxx stated aboutLet The Games Begin: “While Crazy Lixx are arguably the current champions at recreating the huge melodies and harmonies of slick ’80s rock, Hell In The Club are right behind. There is little doubt that this album would have been a chart-topper if it debuted in 1989.”

The group’s sophomore effort Devil On My shoulder landed at the number 14 spot on the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2014 and would have likely charted in the Sleaze Roxx’s Top Ten Albums of 2014. Sleaze Roxx stated about Devil On My Shoulder: “Just like Confess, this is another album that I did not get the chance to listen to in 2014 but that I took notice of once I realized that it landed at #14 in the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2014. Italian rockers Hell In The Club have already charted in both of Sleaze Roxx’s best of lists in 2011 so it should not be surprising to see them again this time around. Again from re-reading my predecessor Skid’s review of Devil On My Shoulder, I suspect that the album might have well landed in his top 10 records for 2014. Hell In The Club play a catchy brand of melodic hard rock that has certainly resonated with Hell In The Club CD coverSleaze Roxx readers.”

Track List for Shadow Of The Monster:
01. Dance!
02. Enjoy The Ride
03. Hell Sweet Hell
03. Shadow Of The Monster
05. The Life & Death Of Mr. Nobody
06. Appetite
07. Naked
08. Le Cirque Des Horreurs
09. Try Me, Hate Me
10. Money Changes Everything

VOODOO CIRCLE: German Tour Dates Confirmed

Classic hard rock act VOODOO CIRCLE (which is led by guitarist Alex Beyrodt) prepares to finally unleash “voodoo vibes” again on their upcoming, recently scheduled German tour dates.

Voodoo Circle live:

08.03.2016 D-München/Garage Deluxe
09.03.2016 D-Augsburg/Spectrum
10.03.2016 D-Mannheim/7er
11.03.2016 D-Burgrieden/Riffelhof
12.03.2016 D-Bochum/Matrix
13.03.2016 D-Hamburg/Rock Cafe

BONFIRE Launches Re-recorded Classic & Rock ‘Pearls’ March 18

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