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Issue #622
Week of October 1, 2012

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-Eagle Rock Entertainment Offers Rock ‘N’ Roll Merriment: Twisted Sister’s A TWISTED XMAS – LIVE IN LAS VEGAS

~On DVD, CD, And Digital Video/Audio October 30~

NEW YORK, NY — On October 30, 2012, Eagle Rock Entertainment will deliver an early holiday treat, with the release of Twisted Sister’s A TWISTED XMAS – LIVE IN LAS VEGAS on DVD, CD, and Digital Video/Audio [Pre-book Order Date October 5, MSRP $14.98 for DVD, $13.98 CD, $12.99 Digital Video, and $TBA Digital Audio].

Previously available only on DVD, as part of the 2011 BARS TO THE STARS 5DVD boxed set, A TWISTED CHRISTMAS features the classic tracks “I Wanna Rock,” and “You Can’t Stop Rock ‘n’ Roll” alongside such Christmas favorites as “White Christmas,” “Deck The Halls,” “12 Days Of Christmas,” and many more. “O Come, All Ye Faithful” gets a very special Twisted treatment, with a music bed of “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” This is the kind of Christmas spirit that only Twisted Sister can unleash, produced as always by Twisted Sister bassist extraordinaire Mark “The Animal” Mendoza.

Vocalist Dee Snider (or Snider Claus, taking the stage in Santa’s suit), guitarists Jay Jay French and Eddie Ojeda, bassist Mark Mendoza, and drummer A.J. Pero took the merriment on the road in 2006, following the release of their holiday album A TWISTED CHRISTMAS. This tinsel-trimmed, heavy metal holiday extravaganza, filmed in Las Vegas, has also become an annual tradition in New York City.

“The Twisted Sister LIVE IN LAS VEGAS performance was the realization of all that the show could be,” states French. “It brought together all the elements which made the TWISTED CHRISTMAS album such a huge success combining the unique transformation of some of the world’s greatest Christmas classics done in pure Heavy Metal style with extraordinary visuals. The energy of the live performance on the recording reflects our own shock and awe as we, the band, watched our dreams unfold. It really was A December to Remember.”

A TWISTED XMAS – LIVE IN LAS VEGAS offers a unique Xmas show from a truly original band. “Mistletoe and Wine” this is not…

Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world. Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney, and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum, and over 90 gold discs, worldwide. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.

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1) Intro*
2) Have Yourself A Merry Christmas
3) White Christmas
4) Shoot ‘Em Down
5) I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
6) You Can’t Stop Rock ‘n’ Roll
7) Deck The Halls
8) The Price
9) Come All Ye Faithfull
10) Burn In Hell
11) Drum Solo*
12) Silver Bells
13) I’ll Be Home For Christmas
14) Satan Claus!*
15) I Wanna Rock
16) 12 Days Of Christmas
17) We’re Not Gonna Take It
* = not on CD

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-Accept: Connects With True Fans On Mobile Backstage

German Heavy Metal band Accept, after kicking off their tour, are launching a new fan community on Mobile Backstage to connect with their true fans. Accept Mobile Backstage is a community for the most loyal fans of the band. It allows the band and their fans to interact and share their experiences in an intimate and personal environment, far from the noise and clutter of other social media. Fans can post content, send messages to other fans, find and check into gigs, see the location of other fans and their online posts, track the band when on tour, play music, and purchase tracks and tickets. Using Mobile Backstage, Accept will be able to open a dialogue with fans and build a strong and vibrant fan community.

Accept Mobile Backstage is now available on iPhone, Android, Facebook and the web.

Join Accept Mobile Backstage:

About Mobile Backstage
Helsinki-based Mobile Backstage is a fan relationship management service that helps artists to connect with their True Fans. Easily accessible on the web, Facebook, and mobile devices, Mobile Backstage lives wherever fans are, and strengthens every artist’s most important asset — the core fan base. With Mobile Backstage, fans can send messages to other fans, invite their Facebook friends to join, find and check into gigs, and purchase tracks and tickets.


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The new EPK for Night Ranger’s forthcoming release 24 STRINGS AND A DRUMMER — out October 19th in Europe and October 22nd in North America on Frontiers Records — has premiered exclusively on http://www.melodicrock.com/ . A compelling, all acoustic performance with Night Ranger at their best, watch the video clicking on the link below:

Night Ranger debuted in 1982 with the album DAWN PATROL, containing such classic tracks as “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me,” “Sing Me Away,” and “Call My Name.” This record was the beginning of the band’s incredible success story. To date, Night Ranger has sold more than 16 Million records worldwide, has earned and multiple gold and platinum certifications and two Top Ten singles, including the ubiquitous “Sister Christian.” Their contributions are featured in multiple entertainment realms, including the hit Broadway musical and film “Rock Of Ages” and the successful video game series “Rock Band” and “Guitar Hero.” The band has also been recognized in such significant films and television shows as “Boogie Nights” and “American Dad.”

As a celebration of the 30th anniversary of their debut album, Night Ranger has planned a very special release: an album/DVD recorded live in an intimate all-acoustic setting, with a select number of fans at The Studio D Recording in Sausalito, CA in May 2012. The result includes exciting live renditions of the band’s classic hits with new, refreshing arrangements; tracks include “(You Can Still) Rock In America,” “Sister Christian,” “This Boy Needs To Rock,” or “Four In The Morning.” Available in CD/DVD package 24 STRINGS AND A DRUMMER is a superb release; a testament to Night Ranger’s stellar live show and the strength of their songwriting abilities.


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-Doro: CD Baptism With Fans From Around The World In Hamburg; RAISE YOUR FIST Issued On October 19th

“A record production always also resembles a birth. You invest a lot of blood, sweat and tears in the studio until the album is finally in stores. Each studio album is therefore like a child to me,” says Doro Pesch.

The new “baby” is called RAISE YOUR FIST and was produced in various studios in New York, L.A., Denmark, and Germany, and will be released on October 19th. The baptism was already celebrated now, along with the whole band and 200 die hard Doro fans from all around the world.

Doro’s new record company Nuclear Blast introduced the first available copy, while Doro donated a bottle of champagne. Then the copy of RAISE YOUR FIST was baptized by champagne, at the official fan club meeting at the famous Markthalle in Hamburg, Germany. Fans from the US, Scandinavia, Southern Europe, UK, and even Marocco came, to celebrate along with the metal queen.

Doro was more than happy: “It was a great event and now that the baby is baptized, nothing else can happen. I have a good feeling.”

Soon after the release of the new record, Doro will come on tour again, all across the world in autumn and spring. “There will be at least five/six new tracks in the set, ’cause in my opinion this material is among the best songs I have ever written.”

All the blood and the sweat has paid off once again.

“Raise Your Fist In The Air” video clip:

Listening Session Trailer:

Facebook Fan Video Interviews – Part 1:

Album pre-order:


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-FnA Records: What The F@#k Are Mongolians And Who Are The Godz?

The Godz!!! Some of you say you never heard of them, yet others hail and revere the band like they were and are… Godz! If you ask anyone around Columbus, Ohio, who The Godz are, their response would leave you thinking as if you had mentioned the Beatles in Liverpool. They are that legendary and more so to those who know them on a first name basis. In their path lies a wake of destruction, deflowered women, and asses kicked from over-the-top live shows. Bullet-holes, broken beer bottles, motorcycle gangs, and plenty of titties are the norm when in the presence of The Godz. However, if you ask front man Eric Moore to best describe himself amongst his gang of outlaws, he will simply say, “I am an old hippie, a hillbilly that can shoot straight.”

Still you say, I haven’t heard of them and what makes them standout from the rest? Well, do you think Metallica would just take anyone out on the road? Well, let’s not also forget that they have also shared the stages with Cheap Trick, Judas Priest (1st US Tour),The Babys, Iggy Pop, Angel, Triumph, The Outlaws, Budgie, Nazareth, Foghat, Blue Oyster Cult, and many others. The Godz are known the world over, albeit in little pockets here and there, and are held in highest regard by some of rock-n-roll’s finest.

The Godz were formed around 1976 in Columbus, Ohio. Rough and Rugged touring and great fan support led to the band being signed to Casablanca Records alongside label mates Kiss, Angel, and Donna Summer. Godz fans were loyal and devout and even went by their own moniker of “The Machines.” The band was out there kicking ass and taking names one by one; but it was one of their label mates that would soon strike a chord with the masses. That band was Kiss and wherever Kiss went, so did the label’s money. The band didn’t fail, but with little funding and support, the guys were left to do it on their own. The critics never really liked The Godz, radio wouldn’t play them, but middle America — they couldn’t get enough!!!

The continuance of time would soon usher in a new decade and the band went on in many forms. Always the uphill battle, founding member and only original member, Eric Moore, held the band together be it with scotch tape, duct tape, glue, or plain ol’ spit and vinegar. By the Mid ’80s it was evident, that through the guidance of Moore, the band was starting to shed their ’70s influence. A newly reinvigorated group of guys, with new songs reminiscent of what “hard rock eighties” was about emerged. And the result was MONGOLIANS, the band’s hardest rocking and most solid release to date.

MONGOLIANS… where do we start? Well, if you have been looking for this hard to find gem and have been led to eBay or Amazon only to see the staggering asking price of $70.00, and then seeing it sell for that much, then you know what people think its worth. Leave it to FnA Records ( http://www.fnarecords.net/ ), to come in and rescue this cult release from oblivion. FnA Records has inked a deal with Eric Moore (The Godz) to release this cult album along with a bunch of never released Godz material from the vaults and even a long-awaited DVD.

MONGOLIANS is composed of seven tracks from the import-only album I’LL GET YOU ROCKIN’ (released only in Europe) and includes three new tracks (“Criminal Minds,” “Mongolians,” “Burning Bridges”). The original MONGOLIANS came out in 1987 on a small indie label. What should have been destined to be an American hard rock classic only wormed its way to cult status with little label support. That’s one of many reasons sellers can demand the high dollar price for it. Stealing and swapping inferior copies, which has hurt the industry, caused Eric Moore (The Godz) to come forth and re-release the project. He signed with FnA Records, who then took the album and re-mastered it, allowing the MONGOLIANS to be sonically enhanced, bigger, and brighter. One fan calls MONGOLIANS “a true recipe for rock-n-roll; a dash of boogie, a pinch of blues, a 1/3 cup of metal, and a fistful rock! Mix it all together and you have a delicious masterpiece.” [says Pete L. Thompson jr.]. MONGOLIANS is true to its meaning, “an album that rides hard and plays hard, and captures essence of gritty, gravely, midwest rock-n-roll.”

The MONGOLIANS package is available through FnA Records ( http://www.fnarecords.net/ ) and fine retailers all around the world. Fan packages are available directly from the label website which include a T-shirt, autographed CD, and a sticket. There is also a super fan package available that will blow your mind (and wallet) — check out the site to see what it entails.

If you are unfamiliar with The Godz, check out their long, rough and tumble history that has led them to reaching cult status over the years. Check out their story at http://www.thegodz.us .

If there ever was a rock ‘n’ roll hall of fame for the decadent society, you’d better be sure that the Godz would be there at the top of the mountain with a brew in one hand and an arm around some metal bitch, half clothed, and on the ride of her life!

FnA Records is the home to: The Godz, Tora Tora, Dirty Looks, Roxy Blue, Roxx Gang, Gypsy Rose, D’Molls, Rock City Angels, Witch, Creature, and many other awesome ’80s hard rock acts.

FnA Records, LLC.
PO Box 187
Madison TN 37115


*** PRESS RELEASE #6 ***
-FNA Records To Release A Treasure Trove Of Rare Recordings From Major Artists This Fall!

[After getting the previous press release I remembered I had this one sitting in the archives, from about a month ago. – Tim]

Recordings From Roxy Blue, Gypsy Rose, Rock City Angels, The Godz, & Roxx Gang Highlight Fall Release Schedule

NASHVILLE — While the first half of 2012 has been a little light on the new release roster for FnA Records, that doesn’t mean we haven’t been hard at work. In fact, the little elves have been working their asses off for the past six months prepping to put forth a firestorm of major releases this fall. And here we go!

Having been signed by Tom Zutaut, who signed Motley Crue and Guns N’ Roses, managed by the same management company as Motley Crue, and produced by Mike Clink who produced Guns N’ Roses’ APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION, FnA Records is proud to announce the upcoming release of three bombastic albums by one-time Geffen recording artists Roxy Blue. Roxy Blue was being touted as “The Next Big Thing” with a powerhouse of talent behind them. Enamored were both Motley Crue and Kiss who stopped by to check out Roxy Blue as they prepared for the recording of their debut album, WANT SOME? The hype was enormous, but no one could’ve predicted the whole Seattle phenomenon. Another band whose potential was cut way too short. There will be two studio releases, and a live album that was recorded right before the band left to record their debut album. There are tons of unreleased tracks for the fans who could not get enough of this band. All three albums will be available for sale individually, or together as a package deal at a reduced price. Autographed copies and a super fan pack with a T-shirt will also be made available.

Second on the agenda and heading for a mid-September release is the album entitled POISONED BY LOVE by Gypsy Rose, a band who was one of the first to be signed by Kiss’ Gene Simmons to Simmons/RCA back in the days of MTV. This is surely to be one of the best melodic hard rock releases of the year. For those of you who thought that you would be forever limited to the one and only Gypsy Rose album, PREY, hold your hats… it’s time to enjoy another ride with lead singer Michael Ross and the gang. The album consists of nine tracks recorded from 1988-1992 and definitely shows a growth as to where the band was headed. Of special note are three killer tracks (“Hell’s Kitchen,” “Free Me From Me,” “Too Many Pieces”) recorded at the studio of Steelheart’s Michael Matijevic. The bonus tracks will mesmerize and titillate. There are acoustic versions of the fan favorite tracks “Poisoned By Love” and “Don’t Turn Your Back On Me” recorded in Florida, as well as two re-worked versions of the same two songs recorded in Canada. Rounding out the album are two tracks from the Michael Ross solo debut album. Again, regular versions and autographed versions with T-shirts will be made available.

Unfortunately, Rock-n-Roll lost one of its great ambassadors earlier in the season. We are speaking of course of Rock City Angels front man Bobby Durango. Bobby lived hard and lived the rock-n-roll lifestyle to the fullest, and while we all miss his unique vocal styling, FnA Records is proud to announce that there will be one last Rock City Angels album to complete the legacy of this bluesy front man who gave us DEEP INSIDE YOUR HEART. It is true that the band was currently starting pre-production for a brand new studio album, but nothing was ever tracked. So this album by the Rock City Angels, entitled SOUTHERN VISIONS, shall be the last. SOUTHERN VISIONS picks up where MIDNIGHT CONFESSIONS left off, and if you haven’t heard MIDNIGHT CONFESSIONS, do yourself a favor and head over to FnA Records ( http://www.fnarecords.net/ ) and pick up a copy. You won’t be disappointed, money back guarantee! Also being stocked by FnA Records is the band’s very punk release, USE ONCE AND DESTROY.

The Godz are back! Yes, the band that was signed to Casablanca Records alongside Kiss, is set to release three more albums through FnA Records. Although the albums were slated for an early summer release, the albums had to be pushed back, and have been re-worked so as to give maximum satisfaction to the listener. One of the most overlooked gems of the 1980s was the hard-rockin’ MONGOLIANS album by The Godz. While many saw this band as a product of the seventies and the jam scene, The Godz were able to reinvent themselves for MONGOLIANS, creating a much heavier sound that could rival that of any ’80s rock-n-roll outfit. The second album is called THE VAULT, and is just that, an album filled with 18 tracks pulled from the vaults of Eric Moore. Lastly, the third album will be a second disc of more rare and unreleased tracks recently discovered. If you are unfamiliar with The Godz, check out their long, rough and tumble history that has led to the band reaching cult status over the years. Hell, Metallica won’t tour with just anyone now!

In late breaking news, Kevin Steele of Roxx Gang cleaned out his closet! Well, that’s not the breaking news, but what is newsworthy to all you hard-rocking glamsters out there, is that in the process, Kevin came across a never released, fully recorded album of material that pre-dates the THINGS YOU’VE NEVER DONE BEFORE/Virgin Records era Roxx Gang. It’s been reported that there are roughly a dozen songs, give or take, including some well-worked cover tunes. FnA Records has acquired the rights to this new album and will be releasing it as a companion piece to the mighty three-disc box set, BOXX OF ROXX, that was released earlier this year. Regular versions, autographed versions, and super fan pack versions with a T-shirt featuring the popular Roxx Gang skull logo will be made available for purchase.

As if that weren’t enough, FnA Records is also in negotiations with a handful of other notable artists to release some major gems prior to the holiday season. Surprises! Surprises! Surprises abound! Hang tight and keep your eyes glued to the FnA Records website and your favorite publications for upcoming release information. Be sure to like us on Facebook and be on the lookout for numerous contests and giveaways from your friends at FnA Records!

Just when you thought it was safe to leave your house, just when you thought it was okay to give a little more freedom to your daughters… Bam… it hits you like a freight train coming. The Fall releases from FnA Records! Enjoy the remainder of your 2012 season from FnA Records!!!

For More Information Please Contact FNA Records:

FnA Records
PO Box 187
Madison TN 37115
Tel: 224.595.8287

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-Chandler Mogel Launches New Website

NEW YORK CITY, NY — Dynamic Rock Vocalist Chandler Mogel (Outloud, Talon) is pleased to announce the launch of his brand new, totally revamped ChandlerMogel.com website. In addition to being a comprehensive showcase of Chandler’s work and abilities, Chandler has chosen this platform to unveil six brand new songs (streaming once you enter the site). The songs were written and produced by Chandler and Stevie DeAcutis (Corey Glover, Cyndi Lauper, Prophet) at Sound Spa Productions, Edison, NJ. For a limited time as a special promotion for the website, when you go to the site and sign up for the ChandlerMogel.com Newsletter, you will receive a download of all six songs absolutely free sent to your email address! (You simply must agree to remain on the mailing list for a minimum of one year; this consists of only 3-4 mailings).

Chandler commented on this new endeavor: “Releasing new music via my website really indicated to me as something that can create a lot of new possibilities so I jumped at the chance to make it happen. Let’s face it, digital music is the future of music, and the future is NOW, so this can be a great opportunity for people to get to know me better (the website) and at the same time get new music out there.”

Along with the new music, fresh new look rendered by esteemed graphic designer Ryan Clark and shots of Chandler by renowned photographer Felix Kunze, at ChandlerMogel.com you’ll find more comprehensive and consolidated info on Chandler and his work than ever before. Get up to date news, link to all of Chandler’s social media within a single click, listen to and purchase all of his works in the Discography section, watch videos, get exclusive merchandise, and see what others are saying about Chandler’s accomplishments.

Your feedback on the music, website or anything else Chandler is also appreciated in the Guestbook Section! Enjoy!


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-AFM Records Update

[Note: This compiles several press releases. – Tim]

Orden Ogan: “The Things We Believe In” Video Clip And Single Released!

Finally the day has come: the new Orden Ogan video clip “The Things We Believe In” is available:

It was filmed in March 2012 with director Rainer “ZIPP” Fränzen (a.o. Dimmu Borgir), long before the new album TO THE END was even completed.

“The Things We Believe In” is also available as digital single now:


TO THE END will be released on October 26th, as CD, ltd. digi-pak (incl. two bonus tracks & LIVE IN WACKEN 2010 bonus DVD), ltd. special edition wooden box (incl. digi-pak, scarf, snowglobe, comic and signed autograph card) & ltd. 2-vinyl (250 in black, 250 in clear ice vinyl).

Orden Ogan: “Behind-The-Scenes” Material Available / European tour With Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody And Freedom Call!

After the release of their new video clip, German power metal masters Orden Ogan now give insight on filming process. A “Behind-The-Scenes” video is available now:

“Filming the clip with Rainer ‘ZIPP’ Fränzen and his company was hard work but also a lot of fun. Even though some band members suffered from a heavy cold, we gave our best, and so the whole crew did. It was an unforgettable session and we are very happy with how the clip turned out in the end,” Orden Ogan vocalist Seeb comments.

The new Orden Ogan album TO THE END will be released on October 26th. A presentation video of the album’s special edition is available here:

Orden Ogan will embark on a European tour with Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody and Freedom Call in November:

10.11.2012 BE Charleroi Coliseum
11.11.2012 NL Enschede Atak
12.11.2012 UK London O2 Islington
14.11.2012 ES Bilbao Sala Santana 27
15.11.2012 ES Madrid Caracol
16.11.2012 ES Barcelona Sala Bikini
18.11.2012 CH Lyss Kufa
19.11.2012 AT Dornbirn Conrad Sohm
20.11.2012 AT Wörgl Komma
22.11.2012 IT Bologna Estragon
23.11.2012 IT Milan Live Club
24.11.2012 IT Rome Orion
25.11.2012 IT Treviso New Age
26.11.2012 FR Lyon Le Transbordeur
28.11.2012 HU Budapest Club 202
29.11.2012 CZ Prague Club Matrix
30.11.2012 DE München Backstage
01.12.2012 DE Geiselwind Musichall
03.12.2012 DE Köln Essigfabrik
04.12.2012 NL Zoetermeer Boerderij
05.12.2012 DE Bochum Matrix
06.12.2012 DE Hamburg Markthalle
08.12.2012 DE Osnabrück Rosenhof
09.12.2012 FR Paris Le Trabendo
10.12.2012 FR Strasbourg La Laiterie

Elvenking: “The Loser” Video Clip Available / ERA Album Available In Europe Now!

Italy’s folk power metal masters Elvenking present their fantastic new album ERA, which is released in Europe now. More good news: also the official video clip, filmed for the song “The Loser,” is available now:

Ektomorf: “Unscarred” Video Released / Tamàs Schrottner Returns To The Band!

Good news from the Ektomorf camp: the new video clip “Unscarred” is released now:

Also the band announces a change in their lineup. Band leader Zoli Farkas comments:

“Sadly Mike had to quit for family reasons. It was a great time with him playing music and we are still friends. There’s no bad blood between us at all. I had the intention to call Tamàs (Schrottner), our previous guitar player, again after two years. We had a great f*cking talk the very next day. He joined us on the ‘Unscarred’ video shoot and now Tamàs is back in the band. We had a killer rehearsal and we are ready to kick asses on the ‘Black Flag’ tour!

“See ya all soon!”

Ill Nino: EPIDEMIA Track Listing Unveiled!

Latin Metal pioneers Ill Nino will start spreading a virus on October 26th, when they release their upcoming album EPIDEMIA in Europe (via AFM Records). The US release is scheduled for October 22nd (via Victory Records).

EPIDEMIA track listing:

1. The Depression
2. Only The Unloved
3. La Epidemia
4. Eva
5. Demi-god
6. Death Wants More
7. Escape
8. Time Won’t Save You
9. Forgive Me Father…
10. Invisible People

Ill Nino Release Lyric Video For The New Single “The Depression!”

Latin metal pioneers Ill Nino offer a first teaser for their upcoming album EPIDEMIA (release date: October 26th): a lyric video for the first single “The Depression.” Enjoy!

Lyriel: Live Video Countdown / Single Release On October 26th!

The 26th of October will see German Folk Rock/Metal band Lyriel release a single-package of their song “Wenn Die Engel Fallen,” featuring a guest appearance by Thomas Lindner of Schandmaul.

To make the waiting a little more enjoyable, a countdown has been started: from now on, the band will release a brand new, unreleased live clip every week, starting with “Leverage” now:

The three live videos will then be part of the single as well, highlighted by a brand new clip for “Wenn Die Engel Fallen.”

Mob Rules: “Ice & Fire” Video Clip & Single Released!

Northern German melodic metallers Mob Rules have just released their new video clip, filmed for their new single “Ice & Fire.” The band’s new album CANNIBAL NATION is scheduled for an October 19th release).



Guitarist Matthias Mineur comments:
“The song was inspired by the fate of the Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt, who was kidnapped by rebels and held captive for six years. In interviews, she has repeatedly talked about her ordeal, about her constant fear of death and torture, and about the wonderful feeling of being reunited with her friends and family. A life between fire and ice, in other words: between two extremes. This video reflects the song’s slightly melancholy atmosphere and the life Betancourt was forced to endure surrounded by nature deep in the jungle.”

AFM Records Launches Own MP3 Store / Special Offers!

Since a few weeks now, AFM Records offers MP3 downloads through their new MP3 store. You get high quality files without DRM restrictions. Also buying in the AFM MP3 store is kept simple and customer-friendly: no registering necessary, no installation of extra software or something required. Just purchase, download and enjoy!

MP3 store:

BloodBound Release “Metalheads Unite” Lyric Video!

Sweden’s power metal masters BloodBound send out a call to all metalheads: their new lyric video “Metalheads Unite” is a real Metal anthem, which can be found on the band’s upcoming album release, IN THE NAME OF METAL (out on November 9th, first edition comes as CD digi-pak).

Magica: CENTER OF THE GREAT UNKNOWN Album Release On October 12th / New Song Online!

Despite the title of their new album, CENTER OF THE GREAT UNKNOWN, Romanian female-fronted melodic metallers Magica are not intending to lead their fans into the unknown. The new album of mastermind Bodgan Costea and his muse, vocalist Ana Mladinovici, is another fine example of great music in best Magica tradition. The song “One Angry Gaia” is available for streaming now.

Eden’s Curse Confirms Singer Departure & Begins Vocalist Search!

Eden’s Curse has officially confirmed the departure of vocalist Marco Sandron. The band has issued the following statement:

“It is with great regret that Eden’s Curse announce a parting of the ways with vocalist Marco Sandron. This is due to various reasons, but it was mutually agreed that it would be in the best interests of the band to sever all ties. We believe Marco to be a great vocalist and person, but it just did not work out, and we sincerely wish him the greatest of success with his future musical endeavours.

“While the creative core members continue with writing the fourth album, they have also commenced a worldwide search for a new vocalist.”

An info video for all interested vocalists can be found here:

AFM Records

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-Music Buy Mail Launches New MBM Import Service

MUNCHEN, GERMANY — Music Buy Mail is proud to announce a new Import Service Program featuring hard-to-find hard rock and metal independent releases. Store owner Sebastian Eder decided in the Spring of 2012 to bring in music from bands who are not normally associated with the larger CD chains across Europe but nevertheless have released some outstanding music. These titles are normally released in smaller quantities and have been sought after by collectors.

Music Buy Mail has already successfully brought in over 50 titles in the past four months with new bands arriving every month. Ranging from AOR, Modern Rock, and ’80s Hard Rock to Glam/Sleaze and Heavy Metal.

You can check out the full catalogue by going to the MBM Import Service link for a full list of bands available. Once there, you will find incredible independent releases from Abused Romance, Stealing Eden, Nubian Rose, Robby Valentine, Loudguns, Shotgun Alley, Counterclock, Scarlet Haze, Days Of Jupiter, Baby Jane, Black Rain, Humbucker, Renegade Five, Oz Knozz, Dreamscape, Siva Addiction, Valerie, and so many more.

Music Buy Mail has been bringing you quality music and service for over 10 years and we would like to continue to bring you all the latest releases including the new MBM Import Service.

Music Buy Mail

MBM Import Service

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-The Moor – YEAR OF THE HUNGER Album Sampler Streaming Now!

Considered one of Italy’s most original and intelligent up and coming metal acts, The Moor have a band ethos that is not afraid to incorporate music from any rock idiom to give the listener an original listening experience as their full-length debut YEAR OF THE HUNGER showcases.

The Moor incorporate sounds from prog rock, metal, death metal (for the guitars parts), seventies, and alternative influences into their compositions making for a very compelling end product that will reward any open minded listener. Recommended for fans of Opeth, Day Six, Porcupine Tree, etc.

Set for release on 16 November 2012 get a downloadable taste of the upcoming album here:

Lion Music

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-Kilmara Begins Recording New Album

Spanish heavy metallers Kilmara have entered the Roland Grapow (Masterplan and ex-Helloween) studios in Slovakia to begin recording their third album LOVE SONGS AND OTHER NIGHTMARES for an early 2013 release.

The band has to say: “After looking into some alternatives with Rising Records to record the new CD we decided for Roland as he always showed much interest and enthusiasm to work with Kilmara. The plan was to start recording early during summer 2012 but between Roland preparing his new Masterplan album and his work with Saratoga, his agenda was fully booked until the end of summer.”

Kilmara is: Christian Wolfgang Kohl (vocals), Jonathan Portillo (guitar), Enrique Torres (guitar), Javier Morillo (drums), Raul Ruiz (bass guitar)

Guests on the new album are Dave Imbernon from Enuma Elish on keyboards and Kaleb from young Spanish pagan death metal band Drakum on the violin.

LOVE SONGS AND OTHER NIGHTMARES will probably be the heaviest Kilmara album up to date and finally make the breakthrough on European and International level.

Kilmara presented one of its new songs live on stage during Barcelona’s Harley Days in July. The song called “Alpha” was written to support Kilmara’s favorite Beer Brewery. The fan made video can be streamed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpGPXbFqY_k

Kilmara is a Heavy Metal band based in Barcelona, Spain. It was founded in 2003 and formally known as Jadde.

In 2007 Kilmara records its first studio album HUNTING DREAMS. With view on the international music market the band makes the decision to write lyrics in English only. The debut album is quite successful and receives very good magazine and web reviews in Spain. An extended tour follows to present the album in over 40 shows before the band begins to work on new material for the upcoming album. In 2009 Kilmara records its new CD DON’T FEAR THE WOLF in Slovakian Grapow Studios with Roland Grapow (Masterplan and ex-Helloween) as producer. With a new powerful sound and carefully crafted songs Kilmara gets signed by the Spanish record label Maldito Records where the new album DON’T FEAR THE WOLF gets released in May 2010. The new CD receives excellent critics in Spain and Europe. During July and August 2010 DON’T FEAR THE WOLF enters the Spanish Rock & Metal charts on position 20. In November 2010 Kilmara signs with the UK label Rising Records which re-releases DON’T FEAR THE WOLF worldwide in February 2011.

After nearly two years of presenting DON’T FEAR THE WOLF live Kilmara will enter the studio of Roland Grapow again to record the new album called LOVE SONGS AND OTHER NIGHTMARES. Studio time is scheduled and the Drum recording starts on September 24.


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-Z Records News

Legion Hits The Spot Again With RESURRECTION

Legion is set to release its fourth studio album entitled RESURRECTION via Z Records. The album will hit the streets October 22nd and yet again Legion has stepped up the ante from its previous outing. Check out “All My Love” — track 2 from RESURRECTION — by following this link:

Escape Announces Debut Live Show And Special Ticket Offer

Escape will make its debut live appearance on December 2nd. Tickets for the show are just £7 or £15 for a ticket and the all-new debut album UNBREAKABLE. Tickets can be purchased via the following links:

Ticket For Gig And Album For £15


Ticket For Escape Debut Show £7


Z Records

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-Soleil Moon: The Magic Of The AOR/Westcoast Sound Is Back On Frontiers With The International Release Of ON THE WAY TO EVERYTHING In November!

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the international release of ON THE WAY TO EVERYTHING, Soleil Moon’s second album, on November 2nd in Europe and November 5th in North America.

Formed by singer Larry King (whose talents did not pass unnoticed on Michael Thompson Band’s last outing FUTURE PAST) and John Blasucci (currently the keyboard player of ex Styx singer Dennis DeYoung), Soleil Moon debuted in 1999 with the independently released album WORLDS APART. That album also included the song “I’d Die For You,” later covered by Michael Kiske’s Place Vendome second CD STREETS OF FIRE. The album made originally a big impact on Adult Contemporary radio with “Willingly,” “Never Say Goodbye,” and the title track, all of which ranked high on the national radio charts inside the top 10.

The follow-up came about a few years after and it is called ON THE WAY TO EVERYTHING. This record features such musicians as Michael Thompson and Chris Siebold on guitar, Dave Hiltebrandt and Leland Sklar on bass, and Khari Parker (plus Vinnie Colaiuta on one song) on drums. “Soleil Moon is a culmination of the best studio musicians in Chicago,” says singer Larry King. “We all work together on a regular basis for other people’s projects and ON THE WAY TO EVERYTHING is ours. This album takes the listener on a sonic journey through modern life. Each song tells its own story and the album evokes every stage of emotion from concern, pain and reflection to love and elation. This project has been a labor of love that we are truly proud of.”

The first single, “History Repeats Its Pages,” has been working its way up the US National Adult Contemporary Charts and is now poised at number 8. There is also a video clip which can be enjoyed following this link:

The album also gathered some independent reviews internationally including such statements as “Go and get it” from Melodicrock.it or “Highest class, melody and technique” on Hardsounds.it.

“My love of AOR I’m sure shines through in most of my productions,” tells Larry King “I’m a product of the ’70s and that era brought forth music that was creatively free. I’m a fan of combining as many styles of music as possible into one production that appropriately paints the picture of the story that I’m telling. I’m fortunate enough to work with musicians that provide me with a limitless locker full of musical options to choose from, which has been a dream come true as a producer.”

ON THE WAY TO EVERYTHING is now getting a worldwide and proper release on Frontiers Records and will also feature three bonus tracks taken from the album WORLDS APART, which never had an official release outside North America, including the most sought-after original version of “I’d Die For You.” “This release through Frontiers is an amazing opportunity for Soleil Moon to be exposed to a larger global audience. The mighty Frontiers releases new music from the finest musicians on the planet and its an honor to be included in this arsenal of extreme talent,” concludes King.

ON THE WAY TO EVERYTHING includes the following songs:
History Repeats Its Pages, Love The Way You Love, On The Way To Everything; Blackbird; Goodnight Irene; Freedom; Burn; Down; Colorado; Move On; Here I Am; Ohio (bonus track); Calling On The World (bonus track); I’d Die For You (Incl. Orchestral Introduction) (bonus track); History Repeats Its Pages (bonus video clip)


You can enjoy the streaming of the first single “History Repeats Its Pages” on the Frontiers Records webradio now. Tune in at http://www.frontiers.it/webradio .

Soleil Moon will appear live at:
October 5th – Millennium Club, Ann Arbor, MI
October 25th – Callahans Music Hall, Auburn Hills, MI

More Soleil Moon live appearances are in the works. ON THE WAY TO EVERYTHING: a true monster of an AOR album!

Frontiers Records

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-Exclusive Pump Song Premiere: “Death Of Me”

“Death Of Me,” a brand new song from German heavy rockers Pump featuring ex-Brainstorm singer Marcus Jürgens, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. The track comes off the band’s new album, WAITING FOR THE RAPTURE, which will be released later this year.

Pump – “Death Of Me”:

The band is currently in the studio with Axel Heckert at Studio 22 (Brainstorm, Symphorce), hard at work to mix and mastering the band’s fourth album WAITING FOR THE RAPTURE.

The group, which recently signed a worldwide management deal with Germany’s Rock N Growl Management, consists of the following musicians: Marcus Jürgens – Vocals (Brainstorm, Kashmyr), Marcel “Selly” Bernhardt – Guitars (Tales Of Sorrow, Unfroynd), Michael Vetter – Bass (Watch Me Bleed, Chinchilla, Outrage, Unfroynd), Axel “Aki” Reissmann – Guitars (Downspirit, Hazy Shade), Andreas Minich – Drums (Unfroynd).

Pump is a band with a solid foundation and real Rock-N-Roll blood runnin’ down their veins. Five guys who where only born to do one thing, rock the world! So get ready to rock! Welcome to the world of Pump!


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-Voyager: Australian Prog Metal Wizards Release Fan-Filmed Video

Western Australia’s progressive metal practitioners Voyager have unveiled a brand new fan-driven video for their track “Seize The Day,” one of the most charging anthems on their acclaimed full-length, THE MEANING OF I, released in November 2011 via New Jersey-based Sensory Records.

Using a collection of smartphone recordings from fans on March 2nd in their hometown of Perth, Western Australia and from fans from across the globe, Voyager have put together the best footage submitted by these fans, to create this unique piece of music video creativity. Check out the awesome video and an informative statement about the creation of the video by director Ben Berkhout at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NNw5QX5SYY&feature=youtu.be .

Following the release of THE MEANING OF I, Voyager have been touring heavily in support of the brilliant album. In addition to previous national touring across Australia with Children Of Bodom, a short US tour with label mates Creation’s End including the Progpower USA Festival, a full North American tour with Rhapsody Of Fire and more, Voyager now confirm a new set of dates across their home country again this November.

Voyager – THE MEANING OF I Tour:
11/01/2012 Hamilton Station Hotel – Newcastle
11/02/2012 Sandringham Hotel – Sydney @ Steel Assasins Festival
11/03/2012 The Patch – Wollongong @ Perpetual Tides Festival
11/04/2012 Lucky Australian Tavern – West Sydney @ Westfest
11/08/2012 TBA
11/09/2012 The Workers Club – Melbourne
11/10/2012 The Basement – Canberra @ BastardFest

“…We’re now officially past the point where Voyager was the best-kept secret in progressive metal. 9.5/10” – Hardrock Haven

“There are so many little nuances going on on in every song that it makes this a treat to listen to… Definite top five contender of the year. 9.5/10” – Hellbound

“…an amazing album without a single dull moment anywhere in its entirety. 9.5/10” – Metal Delirium

“…the overarching theme is a simple underlying motif: very catchy melodic rock, and sometimes bordering on metal, in enigmatic prog wrapper. 5/5” – Dangerdog Music Reviews

“This album proves the heart of the genre still lies in experimentation honed down to cohesive, memorable songs. 8/10” – Blistering

“THE MEANING OF I is another winner from the band and Sensory, so if you are a progressive metal fan this one needs to be on your immediate radar. 4/5” – Sea of Tranquility

“…these guys are one of the big strongpoints of modern prog metal. 4/5” – Ytsejam


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-Silencer Releases THE GREAT BEAR; Full Album Stream Through Blistering.com

DENVER, CO — Colorado metallers Silencer have released their third full-length effort, THE GREAT BEAR, through Vanity Music Group. The band, who throughout their career have released a series of EPs, full-length, and compilation albums in the thrash realm have fallen back on their ’70s and ’80s influences for THE GREAT BEAR. “We were aiming to bring a bit more rock back into metal without sacrificing any punch; things like big choruses and hooks as opposed to our previous works’ all-out intensity and such,” says front man and guitarist, Keith Spargo. “We were definitely influenced by concept albums such as Rush’s 2112 and Queensryche’s OPERATION: MINDCRIME (among others) in putting together our story. This album musically is more denim, spikes, spit, and vodka than anything we’ve done.”

Conceptually, Silencer takes a look at the US-Soviet space race of the 1950s/1960s and asks some “what if” questions:

“Lyrically, we rewind back to space race era Soviet Russia, and we chose to take a fictional turn towards what would have happened if the Russians chose to one-up the American’s moon landing by going somewhere further,” says Spargo. “We tell the story from the Russian perspective, and try to capture the mentality of a union that could mobilize their entire population to achieve a goal, and also from the perspective of a member of this mission. This sort of story almost wrote itself, and its mood lent us to write some more straightforward yet very heavy tracks. It’s definitely more thematic than prior releases, but aims to get to the point and tell a large story fairly efficiently.”

THE GREAT BEAR is streaming in full all week at:

The album can be purchased on iTunes here:

Physical copies can be ordered from:

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-Forgotten Tomb Premieres Track From New Album

“Deprived” is the premiere track from Forgotten Tomb’s forthcoming album, due out on October 30th in Europe/UK and November the 6th in North America via Agonia Records. The album is entitled …AND DON’T DELIVER US FROM EVIL… and the track can be streamed at the following location:

Forgotten Tomb’s …AND DON’T DELIVER US FROM EVIL… includes seven new tracks and almost 50 minutes of music. It’s one of the band’s darkest, most eerie albums to date, still with doomish and rock vibes.

The album was recorded in Elfo Studio (Italy) by Daniele Mandelli (Love’s Burial Ground, Negative Megalomania, Songs To Leave, etc.) and mastered at Finnvox Studios (Impaled Nazarene, Amorphis, Children Of Bodom, Finntroll, HIM).

…AND DON’T DELIVER US FROM EVIL… will be available as a regular jewel case CD, limited to 1,000 copies digi-pak CD with exclusive bonus track, digital download, and double 12″ LP with an alternate bonus track. First 66 copies will be available on a multi-colour splatter vinyl. The album can be pre-ordered at:


New 7″ EP from Forgotten Tomb entitled DEPRIVED will be released on the 25th of September. Limited to 300 copies only (100 green, 100 white, 100 red), it can be pre-ordered at:


Forgotten Tomb live:

12/7/2012 – From Hell, Erfurt/Bindersleben, GERMANY

Forgotten Tomb

Agonia Records

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-Finsterforst Signs A Deal With Napalm Records!

The nature-loving warriors hailing from the German Black Forest release their fourth album RASTLOS (“Restless”) and offer the listener their definite masterpiece so far. The five mighty and overlong songs present themselves as a sweeping diversity of melodies and moods. Finsterforst combine melancholic folklore and untamed black metal fury with majestic soundscapes, thus giving the songs a hypnotic dynamic. This particular effect is strengthened by the sophisticated and fitting use of authentic instruments like the accordion or a full horn section. The great vocal work adds to this result and range from grim vocals to proud choirs. All these ingredients make RASTLOS an intensive adventure, just like wandering through the enthralled and mystical places of the Black Forest: a majestic and epic masterpiece! The new album RASTLOS will be unleashed on November 27th in North America!


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-Blynd Sign With Pitch Black Records

PUNISHMENT UNFOLDS & Creatures From The Black Abyss Tour 2012

It’s with extreme pleasure that we welcome one of Cyprus’ most established bands into our roster. Blynd were formed in 2003 and have released since then two EPs and a full-length album (THE ENEMY, 2010).

Blynd’s massive thrash/death sound gets everybody moving and moshing right from the first note and this is evident by the crowd reaction during their many live shows in Cyprus and abroad. Blynd participated at this summer’s Bloodstock Festival after winning a local battle of the bands competition and have also toured with Sodom during the Legions Tour 2011 while in recent years they have provided support for bands such as Children Of Bodom, Rotting Christ, Sepultura, and Septic Flesh.

Blynd’s new album, PUNISHMENT UNFOLDS, will simply… unfold (yes, pun intended) a “smack-in-the-face-don’t-know-what-hit-me” upon listening! It features 10 tracks of utter brutality, with melody, however, infused throughout.

PUNISHMENT UNFOLDS features guest appearances by Sakis Tolis (Rotting Christ) and George Charalambous (Winter’s Verge) with the artwork done by Seth Siro Anton (Septic Flesh). It’s set for release on November 20th, just in time before the band embarks on yet another tour, which kicks off on November 27th, this time as part of the Creatures From The Black Abyss Tour 2012, with Cradle Of Filth, God Seed, and Rotting Christ.

The song “The Chosen Few” is already available for streaming and free download at http://www.pitchblackrecords.com/ while the video clip for the same song will be made available soon.

Album track list:
1. Divine Gathering
2. Arrival Of The Gods
3. As Punishment Unfolds
4. Never For The Fallen
5. The Chosen Few
6. Convicted In The Devil’s Land
7. Sins To The Cross
8. The Final Resistance
9. Divine Conspiracy
10. Infinity Race
11. The Chosen Few (video) (bonus)

Blynd is:
Andreas – Bass/Vocals
Dino – Guitars
George – Guitars
Alex – Drums

Creatures From The Black Abyss Tour 2012 (with Blynd):

27 – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz (Small Hall)
29 – Montpellier, France – Rockstore
30 – Bilbao, Spain – Santana 27

1 – Santiago De Compostela, Spain – Capitol
2 – Porto, Portugal – Hard Club
4 – Madrid, Spain – La Riviera
5 – Barcelona, Spain – Salamandra
7 – Geiselwind, Germany – Musichall
8 – Bochum, Germany – Matrix
9 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z-7
11 – Prague, Czech Republic – Meet Factory
13 – Bratislava, Slovakia – Majestic Music Club
14 – Munich, Germany – Theaterfabrik
15 – Wels, Austria – Schlachthof
16 – Berlin, Germany – C-Club
18 – Charleroi, Belgium – Le Coliseum
19 – London, UK – Forum


Pitch Black Records

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