AOR and Melodic Rock News on 03/06/2014

TERRAPLANE DEBUT ALBUM REISSUE CELEBRATED WITH RARE DOUBLE SINGLE RELEASE:
Hear No Evil Recordings/Cherry Red are celebrating their upcoming expanded edition reissue of Terraplane’s debut 1985 album Black And White with the release of a rare double digital single: I Survive / Gimme The Money (City Records Version) on June 9.
More widely known as inimitable British hard rock heroes Thunder, Danny Bowes (vocals), Luke Morley (guitar) and Harry James (drums) formed the more pop-orientated Terraplane in the early 80s, releasing their debut single ‘I Survive’ in 1983. Building up a loyal following in London, and with support from Kerrang! magazine, they eventually found major label recognition when they signed to Epic Records, releasing “Black And White”, their debut, in 1985.

‘I’m The One’ features none other than Jools Holland on organ, and ‘Couldn’t Handle The Tears’ has guest vocals from Ruby Turner. After 1987’s “Moving Target” LP, Terraplane split up, with its principle members forming the harder rocking Thunder, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Thunder split in 2009, playing live only occasionally since then, but has recently decided to start work on a new album. The band will be on the bill with Aerosmith at the Calling Festival at Clapham Common on June 28.
Black And White: Expanded Edition is due for release June 16, remastered with eight bonus tracks and 16-page colour booklet including rare memorabilia and extensive liner notes by Malcolm Dome, and featuring interviews with Luke Morley and Danny Bowes.

Pre-order Terraplane – Black And White: Expanded Edition here: www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=4672.

Terraplane – Back And White: Expanded Edition Track Listing: 1. Don’t Walk Away 2. When You’re Hot 3. I Can’t Live Without Your Love 4. Talking To Myself 5. You Can’t Hurt Me Anymore 6. I Survive 7. Right Between The Eyes 8. Black And White 9. I’m The One 10. Get Your Face Out Of My Dream 11. Couldn’t Handle The Tears.
Bonus Tracks: 12. Beginning Of The End 13. Let The Wheels Go Round 14. Get Your Face Out Of My Dream (Demo Version – Previously Unreleased) 15. All Night And Day (Live) 16. Tough Kind Of Life 17. I Survive (City Records version) 18. Gimme The Money (City Records version).
WebLinks: www.cherryred.co.uk / www.hearnoevilrecordings.com.

ANOTHER PLUG FOR THE MARK SLAUGHTER SINGLE:
Nashville, TN. – This Spring Mark Slaughter released a new single, Never Givin’ Up, his first ever solo track outside of his multi-platinum band Slaughter, to rave reviews on radio stations across the country. And with legendary music producer Michael Wagener Mixing and Mastering it, Mark played all instruments on the track with the only exception being drums that were tackled by Mark Goodin.
Picking up traction on the charts, the tune salutes the military and all who have served, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Red Circle Foundation that assists families of the US Special Operations Forces. It’s available at Amazon, iTunes, and Google.

Mark Slaughter – The band Slaughter sold more than five million records worldwide, with numerous Top 30 hits on the Billboard Charts with tunes such as “Fly To the Angels” and “Up All Night.” The band hit the road playing to stadiums and arenas, touring the world with bands such as KISS, Poison, and Ozzy Osbourne, and more.
This Spring Mark released a new single, “Never Givin’ Up,” his first ever solo track, to rave reviews on radio stations across the country. And with legendary music producer Michael Wagener Mixing and Mastering it, Mark played all instruments on the track with the only exception being drums that were tackled by Mark Goodin.
The tune salutes the military and all who have served, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Red Circle Foundation that assists families of the US Special Operations Forces.
Before the formation of his own group Slaughter, he fronted a local band Xcursion before joining the Vinnie Vincent Invasion in 1987, with a huge hit song “Love Kills” that appeared on the Nightmare Before Elm Street 4 movie soundtrack in 1988. After that band disbanded in the late 1980s, two of its members, Dana Strum along with Mark, formed the group Slaughter.

Mark was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on the 4th of July, and now makes his home in Nashville. He has worked as a voice-over actor and composes music for television, movies and sports outlets, with credits including music compositions for Fox Sports, along with voice over ventures in productions like Batman Beyond, Bloodsport, and Animaniacs.
Slaughter formed a new band, Scrap Metal, which consists of other platinum-selling singers such as Gunnar Nelson (Nelson), Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger) and Eric Martin (Mr. Big).
In addition to the Red Circle Foundation, Slaughter actively participates in charity work including with St. Jude’s hospital.

UNBREAKABLE’S NEWEST MELODIC METAL TRIUMPH, ‘KNOCKOUT,’ NOW AVAILABLE!:
The latest release from German rockers UnbreakableKnockout, is now available for purchase as a very special “pre-release” version, which comes with a custom bottle opener key chain.
While the rest of the world will have to wait to acquire the album (July 29th in the US and August 18th in Europe and the rest of the world), fans can purchase the pre-release version right now, exclusively from Dark Star Records: www.DarkEntityMusic.com.
You can also stream the first single Rock the Nightlife, here: soundcloud.com/darkstarrecords/rock-the-nightlife.

The band – which is comprised of Al Crespo (vocals), Martin Ries (guitar), Pascal Alles (guitar), Lukas Mittler (bass), and Alexander Ries (drums) – couldn’t have picked a better/knowledgeable producer, who certainly knows a thing or two about classic ’80s metal himself…former Scorpions drummer Herman Rarebell.
“It was a real pleasure to work with Unbreakable,” says Rarebell. “They could be the next Scorpions! That is what I think and feel – I had a lot of fun producing them. America…get ready for Unbreakable!”
Once the album drops, Unbreakable plan to hit the road hard, showing the world that they can rock and party with the best. “You can expect a high energy rock show and hard power chord guitar riffs with melodic solos, a high metallic voice and driving drum rock beats. We feel like home wherever the stage is!”
For more info, visit: www.unbreakable-music.com / www.facebook.com/UNBREAKABLE.Music.

WIN A TRIP TO MRF4:
The Win A Trip To MRF4 Draw will take place this week. Scheduling for this year’s video MC Eric Ragno (and friends?) is just holding it up a day or so…

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Les-Fest Announce Six New Bands

Award winning festival Les-Fest (Scotlands only Rock and Metal festival) are pleased to announce another six bands for the festival which is being held at its new location, Wiston Lodge near Lanark at the end of June, including the Sunday headliner for the acoustic stage.

Irish Power Trio led by former Mama’s Boys and Celtus guitarist/violinist and singer/songwriter Pat McManus and his Band are set to headline the acoustic stage on the Sunday night.

Les-Fest founder Dave Ritchie told us “I was always a big Mama’s Boys and Pat fan, but this came out of the blue, when one of our associates in London confirmed his availability. It was an opportunity not to be missed so we grabbed it with both hands, simply put he is unmissable”.

They will be joined on that stage by Glasgow based singer songwriter Black and White Boy, a breath of fresh air for the Glasgow music scene. Black and White Boy is actually twenty nine year old Ayrshire native Andrew Nicol who, with a little from his friends, plays acoustic/folk/pop which is heavily influenced by the likes of Neil Finn, Ryan Adams and Elliott Smith.

Another addition to the second stage bill is local band Static Rock – a quintet who met at a music course in a local college, and have since attempted to merge their music tastes together and aim to portray a modern take on classic rock.

Moving towards the Saturday Main Stage the Les-Fest organisers are pleased to announce London based When Our Time Comes will also play the festival this year. Formed in 2011, the band are a new and exciting five piece Metal band that combine polyrhythmic grooves of a progressive nature with brutal breakdowns of the metal-core movement. “This brings something a little different to the Saturday and reinforces our commitment to new exciting music” commented Dave Ritchie.

Coming closer to home, the festival organisers have also confirmed that Edinburgh based Dog Tired will also make an appearance on the Main Stage. As Dave explains, “if you like a bit of Pantera, Down or Slayer (then) these are the guys for you! They have a tough, relevant and very modern sound”.

The final band in this announcement are Glasgow based What’s The Damage?! Commented Dave, “This was a band that impressed us at one of last years showcase gigs, so really pleased to add them to the bill and to show our continued support for awesome, local, quality music”

With nearly fifty bands booked and the new site looking to make Les-Fest bigger and better in it’s third year, there’s lots to look forward to so if you don’t have your tickets, you’d better move fast. A very limited number of Day Tickets will be made available a few weeks prior to the event but the organisers recommend you buy a full weekend ticket or weekend with camping to avoid disappointment.

Tickets available now and selling quickly from http://www.les-fest.co.uk

Full confirmed line up (to date):
Main Stage: 

Bacchus Baracus
Bad Touch
Bleed From Within
Cambion
Crash Mansion
Cypher 16
Deadly Circus Fire
Defy All Reason
Demonic Resurrection
Disposable
Dog Tired
Epsilon
Exit State
Fallen Fate
Falling Red
Fireroad
Fury
Grifter
GutterGodz
House of X
Incassum
Incinery
Inferno
Mask of Judas
Massive Wagons
Reign of Fury
Sa-da-KO
Savage Messiah
Spill 16
Spirytus
Stormbringer
Stormzone
Skreamer
The Burning Crows
The Dirty Youth
Vantage Point
Voodoo Vegas
What’s The Damage?!
When Our Time Comes
The Wild Lies

Cackblabbath.com Stage
Bad Touch
Black and White Boy
Curran
Exit State
Incassum
Inferno
Pat McManus Band
Static Rock
Steel Threads

Les-Fest Online:
Official Website: http://www.les-fest.co.uk/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LesFest