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Vangelis Announces The Release of Delectus His Deluxe 13 CD Career Box Set!

Layout 1Modern music visionary Vangelis has announced the release on 3rd February of a new 13-disc box set entitled “Delectus,” featuring a chosen selection of his early discographic work. The mammoth collection will include all of his albums on Vertigo and Polydor, recently signed by Universal and remastered for the first time ever under the legendary composer’s own supervision.

Presented in a lavish box with an essay and a plethora of rare photographs, the discs are housed in two die-cut, gatefold disc holders within a rigid 242mm square slipcase, and accompanied by a 64-page book illustrating a period of his prolific career of the iconic Maestro.

“I always welcome remastering my old work for two basic reasons” – explains Vangelis – “firstly, I get the opportunity to bring the sounds to t...

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Book Review: ‘JIMI HENDRIX 50 Years On – The Truth’ by Rod Harrod!

ssq2mFrom someone who can say …’I Was There’. Rod Harrod gave Hendrix his first UK gig. He names the songs he played, and who was there. Harrod corrects many of the lies and falsehoods made about Jimi over the decades – replaces assumptions with facts.

JIMI HENDRIX was the ultimate of the ‘60s mantra ‘Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll.’ He was flower-power in full bloom before the seeds were sown.

He put the ‘hip’ into hippie, tied the ‘bo’ of bohemian and definitely added the ‘sex’ to appeal.

McCartney and Clapton had the looks. Jagger traded on big lips and tiny hips. Hendrix just oozed fornication in the raw. His guitar moved like an extension of his vital organ.

Few women could resist his appeal; men respected his musical genius.
The author gave Jimi Hendrix his World de...

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Book Review: The Very Metal Diary Of Cleo Howard by Sarah Tipper!

51pcr8qserl-_sx260_The Very Metal Diary of Cleo Howard it’s a book full of mentions of metal bands like Megadeth, Manowar, Metallica, Bolt Thrower, Exodus, Slayer, Type O Negative and many, many more. It is full of the fun of growing up loving metal in Reading, England.

It’s the life of Cleo Howard, aged 15-16, as she deals with all that life throws at her in terms of life, love, school and the pursuit of heavy metal.

The year is 1997. Cleo Howard is at a very awkward age, she’s sure she’s an adult, so why won’t everyone realise this? Why won’t her chest realise this? Why is Maths so hard? When will she stop feeling sad that her Dad doesn’t live with her and her Mum?

Music and men are her twin fascinations and she thanks Almighty Lemmy for metal and mates...

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Milano in The Cage @ Venice Film Festival, feat. Fake Idols’ Songs!

f1b329da-5690-47f9-9271-1ae7b53472b1The movie ‘Milano In The Cage’ debuted at the 73rd edition of the Venice Film Festival and features 3 Fake Idols’ songs in its soundtrack!

There’s a special place for metal music, on the red carpet of the 73rd Venice Film Festival. Fake Idols’ tracks “One Way Trip”, “When the Curtain Closes” and “The Trap of a Promise” are included in the soundtrack of ‘Milano In The Cage’, a brand new film by Italian director Fabio Bastianello.

In his new film, that premiered September 5th, Bastianello guides you through the dark side of Milano, introducing you the city’s involvement in the world of the mixed martial arts (MMA).

The movie stars non-professional actors and real MMA fighters and is supported by a captivating soundtrack ranging from rap, to rock, to metal.

Renown Italian singer-son...

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Book: ‘Eviscerated Panda A Metal Tale’ by Sarah Tipper!

51dr29y570LEviscerated Panda are a newly formed thrash metal band. They are the brainchild of ageing lead guitarist Phil Winter. They represent his big hope for regaining his former musical self-esteem and his luck with the ladies. Phil had to hastily exit stage left from his last band when his dalliances with the drummer’s fiancée were discovered.

Young singer and underachiever Nick loves the band because it provides an escape from his dull job in a supermarket. For rhythm guitarist Ian it’s all he’s ever wanted to do. For bass player Jim it’s a pleasant hobby, at least to begin with. For drummer Paul it’s a step up from being in a covers band and a sometime causer of arguments between him and his wife.

A band is much more than just the musicians in it, it’s a whole ecosystem...

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