METAL CHURCH ANNOUNCE TRACK LISTING AND COVER ARTWORK FOR NEW ALBUM ‘XI’!

Metal Church have announced the track listing and unveiled the cover artwork for their latest album ‘XI’, due for release on March 25th via Nuclear Blast.

Metal_church_coverThe band’s 11th studio release also marks the return of legendary vocalist and front man Mike Howe. ‘XI’ was produced by Kurdt Vanderhoof and co-produced by Chris ‘The Wizard’ Collier.

From the first guitar riff of album opener ‘Reset’ through the driving outro of album closer ‘Suffer Fools’, it is clear that Metal Church are back and better than ever.

‘Needle and Suture’ and ‘Soul Eating Machine’ showcase the song writing that made the early Mike Howe albums ‘The Human Factor’, ‘Blessing In Disguise’ and ‘Hanging In The Balance’ such fan favourites.

Musical opuses ‘Signal Path’ and ‘Sky Falls In’ clock in at over 7-minutes each and put...

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GIANTS OF ROCK FESTIVAL 2016!

Giants_of_rockSCHENKER, IAN HUNTER, PROCOL HARUM, WISHBONE ASH, NAZARETH, SNAKECHARMER, GRAHAM BONNET & RUSS BALLARD ALL CONFIRMED FOR GIANTS OF ROCK FESTIVAL!

The third Giants Of Rock Festival will once again take place at Butlins Minehead over the last weekend of January between Friday 29th January – Monday 1st February.

Confirmed to perform over the three days are Ian Hunter & The Rant Band, prog pioneers Procol Harum who had a Number 1 with the immortal ‘Whiter Shade Of Pale’, Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock who also feature Doogie White and former Scorpions member Francis Buchholz and Herman Rarebell.

Joining them will be Wishbone Ash fronted by Andy Powell, Nazareth, former Rainbow vocalist Graham Bonnet, Snakecharmer, songwriter Russ Ballard, Deborah Bonham plus Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel.

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JOE BONAMASSA RELEASES NEW ALBUM ‘BLUES OF DESPERATION’ IN MARCH 2016!

imagesGrammy-nominated blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa announces that his brand new studio solo album, ‘Blues Of Desperation’, will be released 25th March 2016.

Like his previous solo disc, 2014′s Top 10 Billboard hit ‘Different Shades of Blue’, the new album features all-original material, and it sees the maverick superstar guitarist, singer and songwriter he continues to reinvent and redefine the blues-rock genre like no other artist working today.

The writing sessions for ‘Blues Of Desperation’ took Bonamassa back to Nashville, where he’d composed ‘Different Shades of Blue’, to work with some of Music City’s top tunesmiths, people like James House, Tom Hambridge, Jeffrey Steele, Jerry Flowers and Gary Nicholson.

Bonamassa and his long-time producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden,...

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THIN LIZZY Announce 2016 Anniversary Shows: MOTÖRHEAD Drummer MIKKEY DEE Joins Band!

1280x10672016 is a year that includes a couple of important anniversaries in the history of Thin Lizzy. On March 26th 1976, Thin Lizzy released the iconic ‘Jailbreak’ album to the world.

Featuring such classic rock staples as ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’ and the title track, ‘Jailbreak’ and it become one of the most important albums of that era. Now we are 40 years on since the release of that milestone and it is time to celebrate it.

2016 also sees 30 years since Phil Lynott passed away (January 4th 1986) and the world lost a rock legend. But his legacy lives on and celebrating that legacy is what is in store. In the summer of 2016 going into 2017, Thin Lizzy will stage a handful of special shows to commemorate these important milestones.

The Thin Lizzy lineup is vocalist Ricky Warwick, guitarists...

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SOTO TO RELEASE SECOND ALBUM ON 1ST APRIL!

sotoband2015new_638Soto, featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, have completed their 2nd studio album, ‘Divak’, to be released on April 1st 2016 via earMUSIC.

Once again the album is produced by Jeff Scott Soto and drummer, Edu Cominato, mixed by long time JSS engineer/associate, John Ellis.

The band features Soto on vocals, Cominato on drums, lead guitarist Jorge Salan, bassist David Z and keyboardist/guitarist BJ. The guys are heavily featured on ‘Divak’ with their writing contributions together.

Soto will debut live during Feb 2016 with a string of East Coast US dates leading into the annual Monsters Of Rock Cruise (East) alongside Steve Vai, Extreme, Queensryche and countless headliners.

In April, the band makes its European debut with a short run through selected cities and countries...

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