PROJECT NIGHTSCAPE Debut Album Available For Pre-Order

 
Pre-order Now to Receive Free Digital Copy of Tie-in Novel
Portland, Oregon, USA Imperiad Entertainment is pleased to announce the November 11 digital release and December 9 CD release of Project Nightscape’s debut album, To Sin Against Our Mercies.Based on the series of supernatural thrillers by writer-film director David W. Edwards, this progressive hard rock concept album features the melodic guitar stylings of Grammy-nominee Tony Gaglio. Early reviewers have compared the music favorably to classic Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Rush. The record includes musical contributions from Vinny Appice (Dio), Mirabai Peart (Joanna Newsom’s band), Tobin Sprout(Guided by Voices) and Pete Trewavas (Marillion). The album’s story concerns an itinerant, nineteenth-century doctor who encounters a blind boy in communication with the dead.

The 13-track album is now available for previewing and pre-ordering from Project Nightscape’s Bandcamp page. Anyone who places an order before November 11 will receive a free PDF copy of the action-horror tie-in novel, The Alchemist & Azriel upon its release in early 2017. The book will explore the fate of the supernatural threat at the center of To Sin Against Our Mercies. Edwards’ last Nightscape novel was characterized by Kirkus Reviews as “entertaining, poignant, and heady, a thoroughly enjoyable thrill ride powered by jolts of philosophy.”

The songs on this collection reflect its tight symphonic design, complete with character-based musical themes or motifs. “Tony and I established the track sequencing at the conceptual stage in order to properly develop and incorporate recurring motifs,” Edwards said. “From the beginning, the album was conceived as an extended suite to ensure the diverse material added up to more than the sum of its parts.”

Tracks range from the haunting gospel-inflected rock of the first single, “(Living in) Sacred Time” and the prog-pop of “Only Reason” to the jazzy, off-kilter “Inmortuorum Memorias” and the galloping metal of “Occulted.” The climax of the record is a ten-minute plus ‘mini-epic,’ “Starlost,” that serves as a thematic coda to the main narrative. This song has it all: acoustic and electric guitars; real strings (cello, violin and viola); dueling male and female vocals; a variety of keyboard sounds, including Mellotron and Hammond B-3 organ; ripping keyboard and guitar solos (and duets); and complex but indelible vocal harmonies.

The sheer range of musical styles was both a challenge and a source of inspiration for Gaglio, the album’s sole guitarist and main songwriter. “We worked hard to make sure each track stood on its own merits and at the same time, contributed to a cohesive whole,” he said. “Attentive listeners will definitely be rewarded by the attention to detail. Many of the songs are linked through subtle motifs, some of which you may not hear so much as feel.”

An early mix of the album’s first single, “(Living in) Sacred Time,” debuted on September 9 as part of a free compilation CD distributed to opening night attendees of the sold out ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta. The song is now streaming in its entirety on Bandcamp. Key retail partners include Amazon, Bandcamp, CDBaby and iTunes.

To Sin Against Our Mercies tracklisting:
1.   (Living in) Sacred Time 5:37
2.   Only Reason 5:24
3.   Interlude I: The Last Case of Dr. Lacy 1:46
4.   Now Silence! 4:57
5.   Inmortuorum Memorias 5:19
6.   Interlude II: The Dead Buried in the Air 1:29
7.   Occulted 3:47
8.   Exorcised 2:00
9.   To Sin Against Our Mercies 6:24
10.  Hard Drift 4:12
11.  Interlude III: Nova Regna 2:00
12.  The Middle Sea at Rest 6:00
13.  Starlost 10:07

Total running time: 58:07

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About the Nightscape Series:
This multimedia series of supernatural thrillers launched in the fall of 2012 with the worldwide release of the indie-cult motion-picture Nightscape (or, Road without End). The series currently includes a number of independently-released books, short fiction, comic books, video games and albumsall of which standalone as uniquely satisfying experiencces and at the same time, contribute to an interconnected story about humanity’s place in the cosmos. Releases slated for 2017 include: the action-horror novel, The Alchemist & Azriel (spring); the double-novella, Nightscape Double Feature No. 2 (summer); the downloadable role-playing game,Nightscape: Red Terrors (fall); and the supernatural murder mystery, Among the Unsaved (winter).

Cleopatra Gather Up JOE LYNN TURNER’s Tribute Performances


The Legendary Voice Of Hard Rock JOE LYNN TURNER Shines On This New Collection Of Session Tracks!
Los Angeles, CA – Vocalist Joe Lynn Turner, best known for fronting Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow during that band’s creative peak in the 1980s and later as the frontman for Yngwie Malmsteen, has been called The Man With The Golden Voice, and it’s easy to understand why; nearly everything Turner records sounds blessed by the gods of hard rock. His commanding presence, powerhouse range, and emotional resonance has made him the go-to vocalist for a number of artists.
Now some of this session work is collected on a brand new collection of studio recordings called simply The Sessions and released on Deadline Music October 7. The CD release contains superb, supercharged versions of rock classics from “Lunatic Fringe” to AC/DC’s “Back In Black,” The Doors’ “Riders On The Storm” to Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls.” The album also features guest appearances by Michael Schenker (UFO), Steve Lukather (Toto), Steve Morse, Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Brad Gillis (Night Ranger), and more!
Titles:
1. Stone Cold with Vivian Campbell
2. Lunatic Fringe
3. Let the Music Do the Talking with Al Pitrelli, Carmine Rojas & Pat Torpey
4. Mirror Mirror with Icarus Witch
5. Hellraiser with Steve Lukather, Billy Sherwood, Jay Schellen & Paul Taylor
6. 14 Years
7. Dance The Night Away with Reb Beach
8. Back in Black with Phil Collen
9. All Shook Up with Michael Schenker
10. Babe I’m Gonna Leave You with Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Tony Franklin & Doane Perry
11. All Day and All of the Night with Brad Gillis, Rudy Sarzo & Simon Wright
12. Bloody Well Right with Dave Kerzner
13. The Seeker with Leslie West
14. Jungle Love with Steve Morse
15. Two Minutes To Midnight with Richie Kotzen
16. Fat Bottomed Girls with Reb Beach
17. Riders On The Storm with Tony Kaye & Steve Cropper

MONTAGE Signs With Fastball Music, New Single Out

Finnish melodic hard rockers Montage have signed a record deal with Fastball Music for the release of their second album ’Metamorphosis’ in late November. “Age Of Innocence”, the first single from the album, can be listened to at the following YouTube link:
Formed in 2011, Montage are a prog-influenced melodic hard rock group hailing from Finland’s capital city, Helsinki. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2014.

BULLETRAIN – What You Fear The Most (Showcase)

AOR Heaven is proud to announce the release of Swedish, upcoming Hard Rock band BULLETRAIN’s second album which is entitled “What You Fear The Most”. The album is OUT NOW!
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Crafted through restlessness and wishes for something bigger, the great escape from everyday life began almost exactly ten years ago. The band expanded its fan base by playing along with bands such as Crashdïet, Bullet and Crazy Lixx, as a part of the new wave of Swedish Sleaze. Bulletrain stuck out as a heavier band than its competitors, with influences like Black Sabbath, Skid Row and Pantera.After various line-up changes and the release of two EP’s and one digital single, AOR Heaven’s CEO Georg Siegl signed the Swedes for his label – the album “Start Talking” finally was released in 2014. Their music got great reviews all around Europe and the band played in Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands and Belgium together with bands like Epica, Warrior Soul, Hardcore Superstar and mega drummer Mike Terranagetting an overwhelming and great response as a live act.

With their hearts in the songwriting the band felt during the summer of 2015 it was time to start working on their second album and strike while the iron was hot. In November 2015 Bulletrain flew to Riga in Latvia and started recording the music for the ten songs on the album in the great “Sound Division Studios”. Ten days of hard work, high hopes and hangovers was spent in Riga. Then the band flew back to Stockholm, Sweden and headed to RamPacs studio “Ramtitam”(CrashDïet, Mick Mars, Swingfly) to record the vocals. And another intense process that lasted for another ten days was on the roll.

The fall of 2016 is soon here and Bulletrain is ready to bring you a surprise in the dark and show you “What you fear the most”. A ten track CD filled with heavy guitars, high pitched vocals and badass sing-a-long choruses. The album is mixed by the Grammy Award winning producer Tobias Lindell,  the mind behind the music from bands like Hardcore Superstar, Europe and H.e.a.t to name a few. A collaboration that took Bulletrain’s music to another level and also introduced the band to the world famous mastering engineer Vlado Meller (SlipKnot,Metallica, Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd).

Line-up: Sebastian Sundberg, Lead Vocals, Piano; Robin Bengtsson, Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals; Mattias Persson, Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals; Jonas Tillheden, Drums & Percussion; Niklas Månsson, Bass guitar, Backing Vocals

Official Website: www.Bulletrain.org  // Facebook www.facebook.com/bulletrain

Discography: Johnny Gonebad – EP – 2007; Turn It Up! – EP – 2009, Even with my eyes closed – Digital ital Single – 2011; Start Talking – Album – 2014; What you fear the most – Album – 2016

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Vocalist APOLLO Breaks Into Solo Territory With ‘Waterdevils’

Escape Music is delighted and pleased to announce the release date for vocalist Apollo (Spiritual Beggars and ex-Firewind) and his new solo album.Release date: 18th November 2016

Recorded and mixed at GLOBAL MUSIX STUDIO Gothenburg Sweden
Produced by: JALLE WESTERGEN & APOLLO P.
Recorded by: JALLE WESTERGREN, DANIEL ALGONS & APOLLO P.
Mixed and Engineered by: JALLE WESTERGREN, DANIEL ALGON
Mastered by: STAFFAN KARLSSON

Track listening; 1-Revolution for the Brave 3:52 / 2-Liberate Yourself 3:35 / 3-Buried in a Flame 3:51 / 4-Safe and Sound 3:48 / 5-Fallen Endlessly 5:30 /  6-Crossing the Lines 5:10 / 7-Power 3:10 / 8-Rise Up 4:41 / 9-I need Rock n’ Roll 4:27 / 10-Chasing Shadows 4:35 / 11-Through the Fire 4:31 / 12-Stop 5:18

After more than two decades of contributing with his voice and songwriting on studio albums, Finally it is time for APOLLO to deliver his first solo album. And it’s has been a long road leading to “Waterdevils”.

Apollo career started at the age of 14 when the young Apostolos from Swedish town Borås, inspired by bands like Kiss and Alice Cooper, and he started playing with various bands, as an aspiring guitarist.
“Not many wanted to be Vocalists back in those old days, everybody wanted to play the guitar, nobody wanted to sing. So I just made the decision to become a singer.”
Apollo  joined his first bands Blazon and Craze at the age of 17. Craze released a single “Living In Sin” but the band disbanded shortly thereafter when Apollo left to do his military service in 1988. It took another eight years before Apollo recorded his first full album with the band Faith Taboo.

“We started out as a cover band, but I didn’t want to waste time just playing other people’s songs, so I had everybody get involved in writing songs for our self-financed album “Psycopath” [released in 1996]. The band continued playing local gigs, they eventually called it a day and Apollo joined the band Majestic.

His singing career took off and when he sang with bands and projects in a neverending stream: Time Requiem, Meduza, Sandalinas, and Evil Masquerade to mention but a few. Things about to start to happen in 2006.

Time Requiem were mixing their album in Studio Fredman in Gothenburg in late 2005, when studio owner and producer Fredrik Nordström introduced Apollo to a guitarist GUS G who was also working in his studio.

Fredrik said he wanted me to meet this Greek guy, he thought we would get along, cause we were both Greek. It clicked right away. Gus asked me to join his band Firewind, but I had to turn down the offer because I was studying at the time and didn’t have time for another band. He asked again about six months later, and by that time I was done with my studies so we went for it. It was magic, it felt like it was finally the real deal and we were all on the same musical level.”

The Firewind-guitarist was Gus G – who in 2009 landed the dream job in Ozzy Osbourne’s band, replacingZakk Wylde.
The years with Firewind definitely and finally put Apollo on the map. He recorded 4 albums with the band and toured with the likes of Y&T, Scorpions, Judas Priest and Whitesnake among others, playing big festivals such as Download, Graspop Metal Meeting, Sweden Rock Festival and more.

Apollo parted company with Firewind in January 2013 and decided to focus on Spiritual Beggars (w. guitarist Michael Amott, Arch Enemy) who he had joined in 2010 and fronted alongside of Firewind, and also started working on his solo debut. The coming two years were spent writing, recording and collaborating with friends from bands like King Diamond, Helloween, Gamma Ray, Arch Enemy, Grand Magus, Metalium, MasterPlan and many more.

“I originally wanted to release the material under a band name or as a project, but people kept saying it was about time that I go solo and step out as a solo artist. So I decided to take the plunge.” “Waterdevils” is the result of Apollo’s free musical spirit where he has liberated himself from all rules and just done whatever he wanted to do.

“I wanted to do this because it’s fun and exciting, and also because I want to contribute to keeping classic rock alive! Waterdevils is a weather phenomenon. It’s a small, weak whirlwind over water that’s pretty rare. You never know where you’ll see it or if you’ll see it again. In a way it’s a tribute to all of those who have contributed to this album. They showed up, unexpectedly and they might show up again, or maybe not, you just never know. Like water devils.”

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Grave Digger reveal details of new album ‘Healed by Metal’

Classic cuts like ‘Headbanging Man‘ or ‘Heavy Metal Breakdown‘ quickly established GRAVE DIGGER as one of Germany’s pioneering metal acts in the early 80s – fast forward 36 years since the band’s formation, their attitude hasn’t changed! Still going strong and belonging to the top of Heavy Metal, GRAVE DIGGER are back with a brand new album, which shows them stronger, heavier and more metal than ever!

Now the band around the reaper unveiled first and hotly anticipated details of their 19th studio album, titled ‘Healed By Metal’, and which will be coming out January 13rd 2016 on Napalm Records!

Here are your Ten Commandments of Metal, the tracklist for ‘Healed By Metal’ will read as follows:

1.HEALED BY METAL
2.WHEN NIGHT FALLS
3.LAWBREAKER
4.FREE FOREVER
5.CALL FOR WAR
6.TEN COMMANDMENTS OF METAL
7.THE HANGMAN’S EYE
8.KILL RITUAL
9.HALLELUJAH
10.LAUGHING WITH THE DEAD

To celebrate their upcoming album live, GRAVE DIGGER will be touring in early 2017, catch the pioneers of Metal live at the following dates:

13.01.17 DE – Peine /Black Hand Inn
14.01.17 DE – Coesfeld / Fabrik
19.01.17 DE – Berlin / Columbia Theater
20.01.17 DE – Geiselwind / Eventzentrum Music Hall
21.01.17 DE – Glauchau / Alte Spinnerei
22.01.17 DE – Ludwigsburg / Rockfabrik
27.01.17 CH – Pratteln / Z7
28.01.17 AT – Graz / Explosiv
10.02.17 DE – Hamburg / Markthalle
11.02.17 DE – Bochum / Zeche
16.02.17 DE – München / Backstage
17.02.17 DE – Memmingen / Kaminwerk
18.02.17 DE – Andernach / Juz-Live-Club

For More Info Visit:
www.gravedigger.com
www.facebook.com/realgravedigger

www.napalmrecords.com

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Stan Bush releases new ‘Warrior’ EP and featured in new computer game Shadow Warrior 2

Flying Wild Hog, Devolver Digital, Laced Records and rock legend Stan Bush have announced the Warrior EP, a limited edition four-track vinyl record with music from and inspired by the upcoming first-person slasher Shadow Warrior 2. The limited edition gold vinyl and standard vinyl are available to pre-order now for $60/€54/£46 from Laced Records [lacedrecords.com] and includes a downloadable Steam code for Shadow Warrior 2 Deluxe delivered on the game’s October 13th launch day.

The Warrior EP contains Warrior, an original track for Shadow Warrior 2 by Stan Bush, alongside classic rock anthems The Touch, Never Surrender, and The Touch (Lo Wang Hijack), a remastered duet between Stan Bush and the protagonist of Shadow Warrior, Lo Wang. The limited edition set comes with a Steam code to download Shadow Warrior 2 Deluxe that includes the game, the digital soundtrack, the Razorback katana, and the Solid Gold DLC pack. The Warrior EP is printed on luscious 180-gram vinyl with a special screen-printed reverse and presented inside a premium card sleeve designed by noted Polish comic artist Michal Sledzinski.

Worldwide icon of melodic rock Stan Bush is best known for his song “The Touch,” made famous by Transformers: The Movie (1986) and appearing in the memorable opening cinematic of the 2013 Shadow Warrior reboot by Flying Wild Hog and Devolver Digital. As a vocalist, Stan has sung on albums by renowned artists such as Alice Cooper and Jefferson Starship, and has worked with iconic top producers (Georgio Moroder, Mick Jones, Peter Frampton, Paul Stanley, Ron Nevison, Richie Zito,) in addition to lending his voice to national and international advertising campaigns for Toyota, Coors, Mazda, Budweiser, Hertz and more.

Shadow Warrior 2 is the stunning evolution of Flying Wild Hog’s offbeat first-person shooter following the further misadventures of former corporate shogun Lo Wang. Now surviving as a reclusive mercenary on the edge of a corrupted world, the formidable warrior must again wield a devastating combination of guns, blades, magic and wit to strike down the demonic legions overwhelming the world he inadvertently corrupted.

Battle alongside allies online in four-player co-op or go it alone in this inventive sequel to the best-selling remake from 2013. Complete outrageous missions, collect powerful new armor, arcane relics of legend and choose from an array of masterfully designed weaponry – including a katana chainsaw that allows you to carve up your enemies in real-time. Finesse is the name of the game when it comes to dynamic dismemberment.

The Warrior EP is available for preorder now and shipping out in November with game keys being delivered on October 13. Shadow Warrior 2 is set to launch on PC October 13 and is available now for preorder on Steam, GOG, and Humble with up to 20% off for Shadow Warrior owners. For news and information on development, follow @ShadowWarrior on Twitter or visit shadowwarrior.com.

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Pre-Order Links:
US: https://www.lacedrecords.com/collections/shadow-warrior-2

ROW: https://www.lacedrecords.co/collections/shadow-warrior-2

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Rock Wolves (Voss/Rarebell/Hinz) release self titled debut album in October

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Rock Wolves, the cracking new band founded by Herman Rarebell, Michael Voss and Stephan ‘Gudze’ Hinz, three of the most renowned and accomplished German rock musicians to have emerged in the last 40 years, have signed to Steamhammer / SPV to release their hard driving, melody drenched, utterly uplifting hook – laden self-titled debut album on October 28th.

‘Rock Wolves’, which will be available as an embossed DigiPak CD (with poster), 180 gram dirty white vinyl LP (with CD in a paper sleeve) and download, contains eleven excellently executed, joyous, timeless classic rock compositions.

The idea to start Rock Wolves was conceived in Autumn 2015, during a tour by Michael Schenker’s current band, Temple Of Rock, which Rarebell and Voss have been members of for the last five years. As drummer and songwriter in Scorpions, Herman Rarebell was significantly involved in eight of their studio albums between 1977 and 1996, including all-time classics such as ‘Lovedrive’, ‘Blackout’ and ‘Love At First Sting’. Guitarist / vocalist Michael Voss first caused a stir in the 1980’s with groups such as Mad Max and Casanove, and his role in Temple Of Rock is not only that of a frontman, but also that of a songwriter and producer.

When Schenker announced that he wanted to cut down on concerts in the coming months, an opportunity opened for Rarebell and Voss to start a new band together. They soon found the perfect bassist in Stephan “Gudze” Hinz, a founder member of H-Blockx and hence a representative of the 1990s rock generation. So here we have three illustrious musicians from three decades, and three artistic careers with similar but by no means congruent influences.

The band’s almost boundless musical enthusiasm is reflected throughout this diverse, stunning debut – patently the work of supremely capable and inspired, virtuoso musicians gelling instinctively. Never is this more evident than on the exuberant single ‘Rock For The Nations’, a powerful track with a painful yet upbeat message; “Instead of delivering tanks and arms all over the world, Germany should concentrate on exporting good rock music,” explains Rarebell. Similarly, the shuffle-groove driven ‘Surrounded By Fools’ warns against unscrupulous politicians; “Let’s not be dazzled by their colourful election campaigns. Those politicians can easily end up bringing war to their countries” states Herman.

Less controversial tracks include thoroughbred rocker ‘I Need Your Love’, glorious, strikingly contemporary ballad ‘Nothing’s Gonna Bring Me Down’, and ‘What About Love’, a cover of Jim Vallance’s song which Heart topped the US Billboard charts with for 28 weeks in 1985. “Our new version has been given the blessing by Jim Vallance himself. His only comment was: ‘Your version is even better than my original, so go for it’,” remembers Rarebell.

The bar may be pretty high for an act with such a talented line-up, but Rock Wolves have, exceeding all expectations, way more than stepped up to the plate with their astonishingly accomplished debut.

BURNT OUT WRECK Featuring Gary Moat of Heavy Pettin’ Sign Deal

So today I have signed a new worldwide record contract with The Right Honourable Recording Company Ltd through Cherry Red and a new worldwide publishing contract with CHELSEA MUSIC Publishing Company Ltd. I am very very excited and honoured to be working with them. The album is set for release Feb 2017. Thanks for all your support and kind words, it was worth the wait……It is a crazy experience to be doing this again but I am loving it!” ~ Gary Moat.

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Gary Moat – the man at the back is now at the front! The Heavy Pettin’ drummer is now the driving force ofBURNT OUT WRECK and very much in control of the fire that’s burning.

Gary has just signed to TRHRC through Cherry Red, the paper is inked and the music flowing. He has also signed to Eddie Levy at The Chelsea Publishing Company Ltd. TRHRC, Martin Darvill, Daniel Earnshaw and Gary are very excited at the signing and look forward to the album’s release in February 2017.

The remaining members for BURNT OUT WRECK are now being finalised, the band as it stands now is Gary Moat on vocals and Adrian Dunn on lead guitars.

The new album is co-produced by Gary Moat and Steve Rispin (Asia, Inglorious) at his  Liscombe Park Studio, mastered by Pete Maher (U2, The Killers, Jack White, Rolling Stones etc) and is set for a February 2017 release.

This new album is going to be a storming slice of classic hard rock and is guaranteed to start 2017 in some serious rock ‘n’ roll style!