MORE! AOR, Hard Rock and Melodic Rock News on 26/09/2016

Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis reunite LA Guns and release new album in 2017

Frontiers Music Srl is delighted to welcome the reunion of Tracii Guns And Phil Lewis as L.A. GUNS to the label for the release of a brand new album set for release in the summer of 2017.

After a nearly 15 year break, Philip Lewis and Tracii Guns are back together for another chapter in their partnership that began in 1986, four years after Tracii formed L.A. Guns in 1982.

Their writing partnership spawned classic L.A. GUNS songs such as “Sex Action”, “Never Enough”, “Electric Gypsy”, “The Ballad Of Jayne”, and countless more in an impressive catalog of fan favorites. The last time Lewis and Guns joined forces was back in 2000 with legendary producer Andy Johns for the making of what would become “Waking The Dead” – an album that went on to receive tremendous critical acclaim and proved that their musical partnership was every bit as strong as the early days with all-killer-no-filler songs including “Don’t Look At Me That Way”, “Hellraisers Ball”, and “The Ballad”.

“I think we owe it to our fans who have stuck with us during the many ups and downs of the band’s long and checkered career,” says Lewis. “Tracii and I have written the songs to the soundtrack of many people’s lives, and I think it’s definitely worth investigating to see if the magic is still there.”

As for Guns, he’s been compiling song ideas over the last year and promises this one will be one of the band’s heaviest records, simply stating, “It’s good to be home.”

The band has already confirmed a bunch of UK shows in early 2017 and two shows at the legendary Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles, CA with more surprises to be announced soon!

TOUR DATES US & UK

March
03. Los Angeles, CA, Whisky A Go Go
04. Los Angeles, CA, Whisky A Go Go
10. Belfast. Limelight2.
11. Phewelli. HRH fest.
12. Swansea. Scene
16. Bristol. Bierkeller.
17. Basingstoke. Stage.
18. Wolverhampton. Civic.
20. Doncaster. Diamond.
22. Sheffield. Academy2.
23. Edinburgh. La Belle Angele.
24. Glasgow. ABC2
25. London. Academy2

Follow L.A. Guns online:
https://www.facebook.com/LAFknGuns/
https://www.facebook.com/traciiguns
https://www.facebook.com/philip.lewis.1029

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Seven – ‘Fight’ official music video

“Fight”, is taken from SEVEN’s new album Shattered, which is released today (September 23rd), by UK label Escape Music Ltd. “Fight” was co-written with well known songwriter Jeff Paris (Mr. Big, Vixen, Y&T, Paul Stanley).

The roots of SEVEN can be traced back to the late ’80s/early ’90s in South Africa, of all places. At the time, Keith McFarlane and the brothers Simon and John LeFevre were in a band called FACE TO FACE, while Mick Devine was drummer in another band, called UC27. After releasing several singles and one album in a period of 18 months, FACE TO FACE split and the brothers LeFevre returned to the U.K. After a few months, they decided to reform the band and Mick was asked to join them in the U.K. as their drummer. It wasn’t before long that the brothers discovered that Mick was actually a better singer than drummer, and so Mick became the band’s lead vocalist. A couple of years later, they were joined by Pat Davey on bass and Austin Lane on drums and the band name was changed to SEVEN.

The AOR scene in the late eighties was a thriving hive of activity. At the turn of the new decade, the likes of Mitch Malloy, Paul Laine, FIREHOUSE, TYKETTO and TALISMAN were all signed up and ready to make an impact on the genre. Everybody wanted an AOR band, and Polydor Records was no exception. Having been fairly successful in the U.K with the likes of MAGNUM and LITTLE ANGELS, the label had set their sights on SEVEN, which at the time was a relatively unknown act from Bournemouth.

SEVEN toured extensively supporting an eclectic variety of acts that included the likes of Jason Donovan, Richard Marx, THE MONKEES and BROTHER BEYOND. It’s a time period that Mick Devine is keen to reminisce about. “Even though they were out and out pop gigs, we loved the crowds and the noise,” he says. “We went from pubs to opening to 3000 screaming fans in Southampton. It is a very addictive adrenaline rush. We got to play all the top venues, which were fantastic — including Wembley Arena, the NEC, BIC, SEC and even the Royal Albert Hall. The Richard Marx tour was definitely the best for us with a more grown up audience we were able to rock it up and truly be ourselves. It went down really well!”

 

With John Parr as producer, they recorded two very strong singles in the shape of “Inside Love” and “Man With A Vision”, both of which achieved moderate success in the U.K.

In 2014, the original bass player Pat Davey was working alongside Robert Hart on an Escape Music album when the name SEVEN cropped up in the conversation. It would seem that Khalil Turk was a big fan, as Devine explains. “Yeah, back in the day, Khalil had really loved the band and he got in touch to see if we would be interested in finally releasing an album,” he says. Without too much convincing, the project was born.

The production talents of Lars Chriss (the LION’S SHARE guitarist whose repertoire includes albums with Steve Overland, Chris Ousey, LUGNET, NIVA and RADIOACTIVE) were enlisted to produce the band’s debut album, called “7”, which was released to critical acclaim and was held up as one of the “albums of the year” on many lists.

Following the success of the first album, a passion was rekindled within Devine and McFarlane, who began work on new material, and along with the writing talents of Lars Chriss, Fredrik Bergh (BLOODBOUND, ROB MORATTI, STREET TALK), Andy Loos (LION’S SHARE, GLORY, CHRIS OUSEY), Kay Backlund (LION’S SHARE, NIVA) and Jeff Paris (MR. BIG, Y&T, VIXEN, RADIOACTIVE), that passion was given focus and a place to come to life. What they discovered was a well of untapped creativity that had been hidden for far too long and the songs poured out.

SEVEN’s “Shattered” is a collection of wonderfully catchy songs that rely on clean and memorable melodies that allow Devine’s distinctive voice to shine through. It was Devine who took the lead in writing the lyrics on this album, matching the intensity and feel of the music to deliver a modern melodic rock album with influences ranging from hints of FOREIGNER in “A Better Life” and “Broken Dream”, JOURNEY in “High Hopes” and even traces of MAGNUM in “Light Of 1000 Eyes” and “Last Illusion”. The lyrical themes are drawn from a depth of life experience and observations and are heartfelt and real. The production talents of Chriss and the lineup of truly great musicians, deliver an album of depth and variation which ranges from driving guitar-led tracks with memorable riffs to melodic anthems, all backed by stunning keys, bass and standout solos. It is an album that is a worthy follow-up to the critically acclaimed “7”.
“Shattered” track listing:

01. Light Of 1000 Eyes
02. A Better Life
03. Fight
04. Shattered
05. Live This Life
06. Pieces Of You
07. Broken Dream
08. High Hopes
09. I Needed Time
10. Taking Over
11. Last Illusion
12. World Of Make Believe (bonus track for Japan)
SEVEN is:

Mick Devine: Vocals
Lars Chriss: Guitars, Drums
Andy Loos: Bass
Fredrik Bergh: Keyboards on tracks (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 12)
Kay Backlund: Keyboards on tracks (1, 2, 3, 10 & 11)
Produced and mixed by: Lars Chriss (www.noterious.eu)
Mastered by: Mike Lind
Executive producer: Khalil Turk

Guest backing vocals on “Shattered” and “Taking Over” by Nigel Bailey
and on “Pieces Of You” by Lin Devine
Additional keyboards on “Pieces Of You” by Sören Kronqvist

Web:
www.escape-music.com

 

Glenn Hughes – ‘Heavy’ music video

 

Hevidence release debut album ‘Nobody’s Fault’ in December

Frontiers Music Srl announces the release of Hevidence’s debut album, “Nobody’s Fault” on December 2, 2016.

Hevidence is the brainchild of Italian guitar player Diego Reali, founding member of Italian Prog Metal masters DGM. After he left the band in 2006, he started dabbling in some different musical styles, but his heart called for him to get back to metal! Thus Hevidence were born and Diego joined up with DGM bass player Andrea Arcangeli, singer Corrado Quoiani and drummer Emiliano Bonini.

“This band is highly inspired by the classic hard and heavy sounds from the ’70s and ’80s, that’s why we worked hard to make this album sound the most vintage that was possible,” tells Diego. “We are convinced that a huge dose of improvisation during the recording sessions is needed for the success of an original product. Everyone of us has many different musical influences and they came out in a very spontaneous way within the song writing process, we just believe in the word “ROCK”!!!”

Hevidence offer a mature and personal vision of hard rock and metal with a style reminiscent of the classic Official Yngwie Malmsteen albums mixed with power metal and melodic hard rock influences (think early Europe).

An EPK where you can learn more about the band and hear song samples is here:https://youtu.be/TDzEVFY27Yc

The band will be launching the album with a special “Release Party” show in Roma at the JAILBREAK LiveClub on December 1st. For more info:http://www.jailbreakliveclub.it/

“Nobody’s Fault” tracklisting includes:
1. Dig In The Night
2. Nobody’ Fault
3. Miracle
4. So Unkind
5. Ave Maria
6. Overdrive
7. I Want More
8. Out Of This Time
9. Pack Your Bags
10. All I Ever Needed
11. Note

HEVIDENCE is:

Corrado Quoiani – Vocals
Diego Reali – Guitars
Andrea Arcangeli – Bass
Emiliano Bonini – Drums
Weblink:

www.facebook.com/Hevidence

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Dario Mollo’s Crossbones unleash ‘Rock The Cradle’ in December

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of Dario Mollo’s CROSSBONES new album, “Rock the Cradle” on December 2nd.

Best known for his partnerships in the The Cage with Tony Martin (ex-Black Sabbath) and Voodoo Hill with Glenn Hughes (Black Country Communion, Deep Purple, California Breed), Italian guitarist Dario Mollo began his career in 1981 with the band CROSSBONES. With them, he released his first studio album in 1989, which was produced by Kit Woolven (Thin Lizzy Official, MAGNUM and UFO, among others) before getting involved in the production side of things himself.

For this new CROSSBONES album, the Italian axeman brought back original drummer, Ezio Secomandi with the line-up completed by his regular collaborator Dario Patti on bass and keyboards. The choice for the singer was Carl Sentance (Nazareth, Don Airey Band, Persian Risk, KROKUSonline), who came at the suggestion of Don Airey of Deep Purple, during a recent visit to Dario’s home.

“I think this record has a strong identity and character,” tells Dario. “It is a mature production and the songs range on many styles of hard rock and classic heavy metal, but every song has a catchy chorus. I also think this album shows how much I liked working with Carl. He is easily one of the best singers I have ever worked with. I am certain our cooperation will not end with this cd!” concludes Dario. The quality of the material presented here is witness to that statement.

“Rock the Cradle” tracklisting:

1. Red

2. Take Me High

3. Navigation

4. Rock The Cradle

5. Gates Of Time

6. I Got This Feeling

7. In My Blood

8. Running From The Shadow

9. Speed

10. Fright

Links:

www.dariomollo.com

www.facebook.com/dario.mollo

 

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Graham Bonnet – ‘Into The Night’ official music video

 

Xandria reveal details about upcoming album ‘Theater of Dimensions’

The story continues …

After the successful release of XANDRIA’s latest masterpiece “Sacrificium” (2014, Napalm Records) and their spectacular EP “Fire & Ashes” (2015, Napalm Records), the band is ready to unleash their latest effort in terms of fantastic and epic symphonic metal:

Please welcome the highly anticipated brand new album entitled „Theater of Dimensions“!

Theater of Dimensions“ will be released worldwide on January 27th 2017 via Napalm Records!

The band has definitely taken the next big step and will win over fans and critics alike.
XANDRIA commented on their new album „Theater of Dimensions“:
“After the release of “Sacrificium” we embarked on our longest Tour so far. Over 150 shows that took us around the globe. Through so many different countries and diverse cultures. Through so many different, yet inspiring dimensions. We brought back plenty of memories, sometimes just bits and pieces, but those stuck to our heads. And it made us see who we are and where we wanted to take our music. Made us fearless. Made us push our boundaries once more. Made us cross some so-called genre defining borders. Made us bundle all our trademarks and take them to the next level. All this makes the most colourful Xandria album so far. It contains our most heavy and most emotional moments. Again, producer Joost van den Broek did a phenomenal job capturing the atmosphere down to every detail. A Theater of musical Dimensions. Can’t wait to share the songs with you…”

 

XANDRIA will be heavily hitting the road not only in Europe as well as Latin America, Canada and the US!

Find all upcoming tour dates and festival shows listed below:
25.09.16 BE – Eindhoven / FemME
14.10.16 DE – Hameln / Autumn Moon Festival

>> “Fire & Ashes over LATIN AMERICA” <<
presented by IDL Entertainment
15 Oct – Epic Metal Fest – SAO PAULO – Brazil
16 Oct – Rock Experience – RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil
18 Oct – Montevideo Music Box – MONTEVIDEO – Uruguay
20 Oct – Roxy Live – BUENOS AIRES – Argentina
21 Oct – Casa Babylon -CORDOBA – Argentina
22 Oct – Club Subterraneo – SANTIAGO – Chile
23 Oct – Auditorio Lumiere – BOGOTA – Colombia
25 Oct – Oliver Club – LIMA – Peru
27 Oct – Bunker – SAN LUIS POTOSI – Mexico
28 Oct – Rock & Roots – MONTERREY – Mexico
29 Oct – Red Monkeys – QUERETARO – Mexico
30 Oct – Cosa Nostra – MEXICO CITY – Mexico

02 Nov – The Token Lounge – Westland – Canada
04 Nov –  Imperial Theater – Quebec – Canada *Supporting EPICA
05 Nov – Corona Theatre – Montréal – Canada *Supporting EPICA
06 Nov – The Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto – Canada *Supporting EPICA
08 Nov – The Agora Ballroom – Cleveland – OH
09 Nov – Dingbatz – Clifton –  NJ
10 Nov – The Studio At Webster Hall – New York – NY
30 Nov – Rock Stage – Tel Aviv – Israel
02 Feb – 70.000 Tons of Metal -Fort Lauderdale – FL

Stay tuned for many more exciting news to come!
For More Info & News On XANDRIA Visit:
www.xandria.de
www.facebook.com/xandriaofficial

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AOR, Hard Rock and Melodic Rock News on 26/09/2016

Civil War set to release thrid album ‘The Last Full Measure’ in November

Fear an eruption of Sweden’s landmass! Fear the fire, creaking steel and scattered mud!

Civil War are back and shooting martial anthems into the darkened sky. On November 4th the proud Heavy Metal-hitmakers are releasing their third epos The Last Full Measure. The quintet with former Sabaton-members present twin guitars, keyboard-fanfares and doublebass-marches. Full of honor they are flying the flag as high as possible. Astral Doors-singer Nils Patrik Johansson proves that his powerful voice was marked by destiny. It offers guts for more. It’s the call of duty. “Heaven can wait ’cause we have so many more battles to win”, shouts the opening track ‘Road To Victory’. Their debut album The Killer Angels was purified with gold already – their triumph is inevitable. If you hear the bloodcurdling barking of the dogs from Civil War you will pray that you are not standing on the other side of the battlefield.

Comment of Nils Patrik Johannson:
“After The Killer Angels and Gods & Generals, we are extremely proud and can´t wait to share the last part of the trilogy! This is our best work so far, at least this is what we think, but I´m sure you won´t be disappointed!

The Last Full Measure will be released worldwide on November 4th 2016.

Tracklist:

1             Road To Victory
2             Deliverance
3             Savannah
4             Tombstone
5             America
6             A Tale That Never Should Be Told
7             Gangs Of New York
8             Gladiator
9             People Of The Abyss
10           The Last Full Measure
11           Strike Hard Strike Sure (Bonus Track)
12           Aftermath (Bonus Track)

For More Info Visit:
www.facebook.com/Civilwarsweden
www.civilwar.se

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Love/Hate release ‘Before The Blackout’

Love Hate – Before the Blackout!

AorBlvd Records are pleased to release Love Hate – Before The Blackout.
A  collection of demos recorded from 1986 – 1987. The cd also features
liner notes by industry legend Dave Reynolds (Classic Rock/ Kerrang )

Looking back  at bands formation and recording history that  goes further back into the early 1980’s,
starting  off as Data Clan who recorded an extremely rare EP and even performed a short tour of Japan.

In the Later half of the 1980’s together with a  hard working attitude the band established a reputation
on the tough Sunset Strip club gig scene, drafting in Ratt bassist Juan Croucier to produce working demos.
This period saw the band   influenced and transforming  into some of the most innovative styles of rock
music,with lyrical topics of lifestyle and self survival in CA  with a deeper gritty dark side.

In 1990 the  grunge scene is in its later stage of infancy , Love Hate released their official debut
with producer Tom Werman (Cheap Trick, Motley Crue, Twisted Sister).  Instantly well received and
MTV rotation paid off as this led to supporting tours to AC/DC and Dio, As well as outstanding sales
in the Uk

Love Hate to date have made 6 studio albums with various line ups.

TRACKLISTING:-

⦁ Date with Fate
⦁ Extreme
⦁ Tranquilliser
⦁ I’ve Got to Dream
⦁ Good Ship Dolly Rock
⦁ Reincarnated
⦁ Skid Row Gypsy
⦁ Recognised
⦁ Soul House
⦁ The Outside
⦁ Love Burns
⦁ My Girl
⦁ Gypsy Love
*For Japanese Release Only
*Angel
*Why Do You Think

LINE UP
Jizzy Pearl – Lead Vocals
Skid Rose – Bass
Jon E. Love – Guitar
Joey Gold – Drums

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Eternal Idol release their debut album ‘The Unrevealed Secret’ in December

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the upcoming release of ETERNAL IDOL’s debut album, entitled “The Unrevealed Secret”, on December 2nd

Eternal Idol is a new band formed in early 2016 and that marks the start of a new musical adventure for Rhapsody Of Fire and Angra singer Fabio Lione, together with the experienced Italian guitar player Nick Savio (exHOLLOW HAZE Official Page) and a line-up completed by the young vocal rising star Giorgia Colleluori, Camillo Colleluori (both also from Hollow Haze) on drums and Andrea Buratto (Secret Sphere, Hell in the Club) on bass.

While all the musicians have solid pedigrees and musical history behind them, ETERNAL IDOL have a brand new and original sound which will certainly catch many fans by surprise. Fabio Lione says, “[a]fter all the experiences with bands such as KAMELOT, Rhapsody of Fire, Angra and many more, I think it is time to show the world a new side of myself with this amazing new band. Musically, ETERNAL IDOL offer an intriguing mix of classic metal, symphonic rock and a few progressive twists which is truly unique, thanks to the combination of female and male vocals.”

Fabio took care of most of the lyrics and vocal melodies, along with three gorgeous tracks he wrote, while Nick Savio worked hard on songwriting and arrangements. “The Unrevealed Secret” is the album where all our ideas came to the light,” says the axeman from Vicenza. “Heavy classic rock with symphonic elements and the magic atmosphere of two lead vocals, male and female, create a contrast between good and bad as the main subject, as it is possible to see on the impressive and mysterious cover artwork.”

The album was recorded in the summer of 2016, produced by Nick Savio and mixed by Simone Mularoni (DGM, Sunstorm) and promises to be one of the melodic metal releases of the year. Fans of Kamelot, Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall, MasterPlan, and Avantasia should pay attention.

“There is a story to be told with this album, and the secret will be revealed on the next Eternal Idol releases, so please take your time to listen this first chapter and enjoy….A new story has begun,” Nick concludes.
“The Unrevealed Secret” tracklisting is:

1. Evil Tears
2. Another Night Comes
3. Awake in Orion
4. Is the Answer Far from God?
5. Blinded
6. Sad Words Unvailed
7. Desidia
8. Hall of Sins
9. Feels Like I’m Dying
10. A song in the wind
11. Stormy Days
12. Beyond

Fabio Lione – Lead Vocals
Giorgia Colleluori – Lead Vocals
Nick Savio – Guitars & Keyboards
Camillo Colleluori – Drums
Andrea Buratto- Bass

Follow the band: www.facebook.com/eternalidolband

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Heavy Metal News On 17/04/2014

The female hard rock band Thundermother have released a video for the song “Shoot To Kill”, from the Swedish band’s new album ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Disaster’, released on April 2nd through Warner Music Sweden. 

Thundermother formed in the summer of 2010 in Vaxjo, Sweden, when guitarist Filippa Nassil wanted to play rock ‘n’ roll. With dreams and visions, along with the song “Shoot To Kill” humming in her head, she started Thundermother and moved to Stockholm to pursue her dream. 

Nassil found her first partner in crime, rhythm guitarist Giorgia Carteri, in Stockholm, who had also followed her own dreams of playing music by coming all the way from Italy. After numerous ordeals with other musicians they have finally found the right group of people with rock ‘n’ roll in their hearts — drummer Tilda Stenqvist from Karlstad, bassist Linda Strom from the Smalander woods and Irish vocalist Clare Cunningham. 

Musically, they describe themselves as “AC/DC meets Janis Joplin” — in other words, no frills and no bullshit. 

Thundermother has been playing with Turbonegro and Candlemass, and were the opening act for Danko Jones on his Swedish Tour. They were also the openers at Metaltown, on the Blood Stage, in the presence of thousands of people before Clutch and Graveyard, and have played with bands like Bonafide, The Scams and many others. Thundermother did it themselves the hard way. Without a record they filled pubs and clubs to the brim and will play at Sweden Rock Festival this summer. 

 

 

42 Decibel have released a new video for the song “Rocker Soul”, from their debut album ‘Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll’. 

‘Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll’ was released in June of last year through Steamhammer/SPV. Regarding the album Sleaze Roxx said, “Right from the opening track “Scotch Drinker”, 42 Decibel frontman Junior Figueroa conjures up the sound of ’70s rock God Bon Scott and the Young brothers in convincing manner. There is no way around it, this band has done their homework so well that you begin to wonder if you’re listening to old AC/DC outtakes. There is nothing contained within Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll that is life changing, but it’s the type of music you can envision a gorgeous dancer stripping to — and what is better than that?” 

42 Decibel have documented one thing beyond a doubt: traditional rock ‘n’ roll is universal and stops neither at geographical borders nor current trends and fashions. The way this young band gets down to business in the studio and live on stage brings to mind acts such as AC/DC, Airbourne, The Answer and Buckcherry. 42 Decibel sound like they might hail from Australia, the U.S.A., England or Scandinavia, but in fact the quartet stems from Argentina — where they have recently shaken all the hottest clubs in and around Buenos Aires to their very foundations. Their debut album ‘Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll’ is a classy, spirited rock album which was released last year as CD, double LP and download. 

 

 

Look for Kix to release their first new studio album in almost two decades on July 22nd, thanks to their new partnership with Loud & Proud Records. What makes the project even more exciting and anticipated is that the album features the band’s original line-up — Steve Whiteman (vocals), Jimmy Chalfant (drums), Ronnie Younkins (guitars), Brian Forsythe (guitars) — with the exception of Mark Schenker on bass who takes the place of Donnie Purnell. 

“The boys and I are so happy that our old friend, Tom Lipsky, has invited us to join the Loud & Proud family,” exclaims Whiteman. “We worked with Tom and Madelyn Scarpulla on our last studio album, Show Business, and we’re looking forward to working with them again with the release of the first new Kix album in almost 19 years! We’ll still be coming to a dump near you very soon!” 

Loud & Proud owner and president Tom Lipsky adds, “What I have always loved about Kix is they make rock ‘n’ roll fun. What I love about their new music is that it’s pure, genuine Kix music, straight up guitar rock with no compromise. They’re not chasing trends or trying to re-invent themselves. They’re simply doing what they do best… and now they can do it Loud and Proud!” 

Marking the re-emergence of Kix in the early-2000’s, the band had teamed up a few times a year to test the waters with reunion shows in the Maryland/Pennsylvania area, which were very well received. Then in the summer of 2008, Kix performed outside the mid-Atlantic for the first time in 13 years at two of the biggest rock festivals in the U.S., Rocklahoma and Rock the Bayou. The band was hailed by many music websites and attendees as “Best Performance” at both festivals, where they played alongside Sammy Hagar, Alice Cooper, Tesla, Queesryche, Ratt, and more. 

As the demand for new music has never subsided, and in fact has only increased over the last few years, the band decided that they can no longer ignore the overtures from their fans and are currently recording new Kix songs. The new album, due out summer 2014, is produced by Taylor Rhodes, who last worked with Kix on 1991’s ‘Hot Wire’ album. Rhodes has also written hit songs for Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne and Journey. 

Stay tuned for new album news, which will be announced in the coming weeks, and check out Kix on tour at any of the following stops (with more to be announced soon): 

4/25 Columbia, MD – M3 Festival
5/24 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
5/31 Sandusky, OH – Ohio Bike Week
6/6 Vernal, UT – Thunder Rocks
6/21 Idaho Falls, ID – Rock The Falls
7/25 Royalton, MN – Halfway Jam
7/31 Leemore, CA – Tachi Palace Casino 

The Intrepid Fox’s View From The Bar: Present And Future…

“This had nothing to do with last night…this was living and being born and coming for your fucking children in the middle of the night right in front of you…there was never a yesterday…From then on, rock ‘n roll could never be anything less to me. Whatever I did – whether I was writing, or playing – there was blood on the pages, there was blood on the strings, because anything less than that was just bullshit, and a waste of fucking time.”
Scott Kempner (former guitarist of the Dictators)

“But an idea, a value, a mere spark; always survives…”

“The mind does interesting things under extreme stress. Hallucination, displacement, retreat…Learn to use them all, not as blind reactions to adversity, but as moves in a game…”
Richard Morgan (Altered Carbon)

Damage…

In some way we’re all fucking damaged; broken.

It ain’t a bad thing…Something’s broken, can be fixed. Damage can be mended. Wounds can be healed…

What a fuckin’ night…If you’re gonna do it, do it with style…Blood, sweat, tears and rock ‘n fuckin’ roll…

The Intrepid Fox salutes YOU…any who came down for our last night at St Giles; any who head-banged their way into the rock ‘n roll history books; the bar-divers who broke themselves on ceilings and floors; any who raised their glass to the end of another chapter in the book…you were all fuckin’ fantastic, guys ‘n gals…

A heartfelt thanks to all involved in a magical, quirky and unique weekend. Our loyal regulars; those who partied with us. The bands who rocked us; the dj’s who rolled us. The roadies, sound-engineers, bar-staff and security: The Living Dead Crew. Those who worked tirelessly throughout the weekend, to help us through a difficult time for all. Those who lifted and carried, made sure our artwork and decorations were stored safe. Such over-whelming support. So much emotion. So much love…

Felt like…family.

So where do we go now…?

When you burn your bridges: you build new ones. When you don’t like the rules where you are: you go someplace else and make up your own. It’s a story repeated throughout history.

Sure, we miss Soho: the hookers and their ‘johns’; the market boys; the musicians who keep the spirit of rock ‘n roll a living and breathing entity; the artists who commemorate the past and present in vivid imagery; the poets who pour their souls onto the page…

But the West-End is dead to us now…

So shall we let the pit-bull off the leash? Fuck, yeah…

THE INTREPID FOX is proud to announce we are holding an “EASTER WEEKEND RESURRECTION PARTY”, 18-20th April, 2014. The venue: “ARCHWAY TAVERN”, (formerly known as Dusk ’til Dawn), 1 Archway Close, London, N19 3TD.

So roll up, roll up, for the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’…Expect fire-breathers, snake-charmers, dwarfs ‘n bearded ladies…!!! Contortionists ‘n jugglers…!!! The circus is back in town, motherfuckers…and it’s a big, bad, fuckin’ rock ‘n rolling machine…!!! But enough of that nonsense…

Friday 18th: as it was in the end, so shall it be in the beginning. The awesome FOUR WHEEL DRIVE will be playing two sets crossing over midnight…Doors open at 7pm and admission is free with ‘Fox loyalty cards’, �3 for all others. We close at 4am and it’s gonna be fuckin’ crazy, so make sure to arrive early.

Saturday 19th: in association with the crew who bring you VOODOO ROCK & PROJECT MAYHEM, we give you THE first Saturday night Rock Club of it’s kind since SIN. From the ashes, club “PHOENIX RISING”…two rooms of fuckin’ metal mayhem. One floor dedicated to Metal/Nu-Metal/Pop Punk; one floor playing the best in Hard-Rock, Metal ‘n Punk. Admission is free for Fox regulars; for the £3 guest-list, please write your name on the events wall on Facebook. It’s £5 for all others and we’re open ’til 4am; what can I say…?: miss it at your peril, fuckers…

After that, I reckon Sunday 20th could well be a complete fuckin’ debacle (in the nicest possible way). Come down and check out if we’re all still alive; we have no plans, as yet, above fucking breathing…but, as always, Mr Punch aims to entertain…

This is the first statement on the future of The Intrepid Fox: keep checking http://www.intrepidfox.com, and here on Facebook, for news; we ask our many friends out there to please share.
Leaving you, as always, with the words of another…

“…And when I touched her skin, my fingers ran with blood…” The Handsome Family (Far From Any Road)

Beggar’s Blues Diary Ready To Drop ‘Desperate Rock ‘N’ Roll’

Twelve months after their last album ‘Truth’, and having covered the entire year performing live, Beggar’s Blues Diary release their third album ‘Desperate Rock ‘N’ Roll’ via Records On Top. The album was produced by Alexandros Chrysidis and recorded at Sierra Studios in Greece.

‘Desperate Rock ‘N’ Roll’ contains eleven new songs and will be initially released on March 10th, as a digipack and limited to 300 autographed copies to be sold exclusively through Beggar’s Blues Diary’s tour commencing on March 14th. Following that, ‘Desperate Rock ‘N’ Roll’ will be released as a Vinyl/CD combo on March 31st.

Beggar’s Blues Diary is a rock band that formed in Athens, Greece, in 2009. In November 2011, the band’s first album ‘Back To Basics…’ was released by Modal Records. The songs “Dove” and “The River” reached hit single status in Greece and were included in the daily playlist of major radio stations, such as RED FM, Rock FM, 1055Rock, and TV channels across Greece and Cyprus such as MTV and MAD Channel.

The band released their second album ‘The Truth’ in February 2013 through Records On Top, with the singles such as “Not My War” and “Truth” becoming very quick favourite rock singles both in Greece and Cyprus.

HRH IBIZA ROAD TRIP ANNOUNCE 17 BANDS

Now in its 5th cycle, The HRH Ibiza road trip is pleased to announce 17 bands for this year’s chapter. HRH Ibiza was created internally by the fans who demanded Rock n Roll Holidays, where the fans, the bikers and the bands get shipped off to Ibiza for a week of rock n roll debauchery.

This year’s chapter witnesses the 30th anniversary show from The Quireboys as well as the launch of their new album, where fans can hear all the old & new first hand. Joining The Quireboys is an Hispanic Blues Rock legend Javier Vargas & The Vargas Blues Band, with 20 albums under his belt, this blues machine is ready to break into the UK market and has recently signed to Off Yer Rocka recordings for the world. Other HRH favourites include, Bonafide, Evil Scarecrow, Amorettes, RSJ as well as Ibiza newcomers Senser, Savage Messiah & Afterlife

Other bands performing include Screaming Eagles, SKAM, Chrome Molly, collisions, Deadly Circus Fire, Bad Touch, Broken Chords as well as the 90th birthday party of our DJ, MC & host, Krusher

It’s a unique experience with one of the best crowds on the planet, combine that with the ridiculously sized wall of sound that HRH offer, the madness of the local Rock Cruise, the laid back unplugged sunset sessions and you may have the blue print of your ideal holiday.

There are only 48 rooms left, so grab a flight when they are as cheap as. For cheap flights look on http://www.skyscanner.net, where you’ll find incredible deals under £100 return.

Book online @ http://www.hrhroadtrip.com or ring 08700 110034 now to join in on this rock n roll adventure in the sun.