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Detritus Issue #623

Detritus
Issue #623
Week of October 8, 2012
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-Opening day here in the US for Kiss’ MONSTER! I picked up my copy on the way home and, honestly, after one listen it’s not knocking my socks off. Hmmm… First single “Hell Or Hallelujah” seems like the best song, with Paul Stanley’s “Last Chance” and “Shout Mercy” up there as well. “Eat Your Heart Out” (Gene Simmons) and “Take Me Down Below” (Paul and Gene) are pretty funny sex rockers, which you need on a Kiss album, but overall I’m not hearing too many big hooks here. It’s certainly not *bad*, and the 3D cover art is way cool, but it didn’t smack me as “special” either. I definitely need to give it more spins before I come to any conclusions. – Tim

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-Follow-Up To Dio’s Best Selling VERY BEAST OF Announced!

In addition to fronting such legendary hard rock/heavy metal bands as Rainbow, Black Sabbath/Heaven & Hell, and Elf, singer Ronnie James Dio also was the leader of his own solo band, Dio, who were responsible for such all-time great rock anthems as “Holy Diver,” “Rainbow In The Dark,” and “The Last In Line,” among many others. And on Tuesday, October 9, a second volume of Dio’s best tracks will be unleashed via Niji Entertainment — THE VERY BEAST OF DIO VOL. 2 — a follow-up to the gold-certified THE VERY BEAST OF DIO.

The 17-track CD picks up exactly where the first volume left off — from 1996 onward. And in addition to featuring such latter-day Dio classics as “Killing The Dragon,” “Push,” and “Fever Dreams,” the compilation will also include several rarities that fans have long requested on a single disc — “Electra” (which previously was only a part of the ultra-rare TOURNADO box set), “Prisoner Of Paradise,” and “Metal Will Never Die.”

As the Dio Facebook Page Administrator, raves, “I absolutely know that every single Dio Fan is going to want THE VERY BEAST OF DIO VOL. 2! I’m a HUGE Dio fan, just like all of you, and I can’t tell you how excited I am about this CD. I had the pleasure of listening to the CD that was produced, mixed, and re-mastered by Ronnie’s longtime engineer, Wyn Davis, and it sounds BLOODY INSANE!!!”

Also included as part of the release will be liner notes penned by long-time supporter and friend of Ronnie’s, Eddie Trunk from “That Metal Show,” as well as an awesome front cover painting by artist Marc Sasso (who previously created the covers for Dio’s KILLING THE DRAGON and MASTER OF THE MOON albums).

THE VERY BEAST OF DIO VOL. 2 will also be receiving a significant promotional push, as it will be promoted on Trunk’s radio program, and will be given away via the infamous “Box Of Junk” on an episode of “That Metal Show.” And of course, the very popular official Ronnie James Dio Facebook page will get behind the release — which has over 735,000 fans (and receives between 800,000 to 1,000,000 hits per month).

As the Dio Facebook Page Administrator notes, “Just to let you know, the first BEAST OF DIO was only released in the USA and Canada, and has sold over 800,000 CDs to date! This CD will be in EVERY COUNTRY and our Dio Store too!”

The stellar music of Ronnie James Dio continues to live on. And the forthcoming THE VERY BEAST OF DIO VOL. 2 will be the perfect addition to every headbanger’s collection.

Track listing for THE VERY BEAST OF DIO VOL. 2:

1. Killing The Dragon
2. Push
3. The Eyes
4. Along Comes A Spider
5. Better In The Dark
6. Fever Dreams
7. Black
8. Feed My Head
9. Shivers
10. Hunter Of The Heart (Live)
11. One More For The Road
12. Lord Of The Last Day
13. Electra (bonus track)
14. As Long As It’s Not About Love
15. This Is Your Life
16. Metal Will Never Die (bonus track)
17. Prisoner Of Paradise (bonus track)

For more information, visit:

http://www.ronniejamesdio.com/
http://www.facebook.com/OfficialRonnieJamesDio
http://www.facebook.com/nijientertainmentgroup

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-Queen’s HUNGARIAN RHAPSODY – LIVE IN BUDAPEST Will Be Released On DVD, Blu-Ray And Deluxe Editions For The First Time On November 6

NEW YORK, NY — HUNGARIAN RHAPSODY: QUEEN LIVE IN BUDAPEST is a must-see concert experience by legends of rock, Queen. It will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray, 2CD+DVD Deluxe Edition and a 2CD+Blu-ray Deluxe Edition on November 6th in North America [Pre-book Order Date October 12, MSRP $14.98 DVD, $19.98 Blu-ray, $12.99 Digital Video, $34.98 DVD/2CD, $39.98 Blu-ray/2CD, and TBA Digital Video+Digital Audio]

Originally filmed in 1986, this momentous concert movie has been re-mastered in high definition and superb 5.1 surround sound. An amazing performance is now available to be seen in crystal clear HD clarity.

Also included on the DVD and Blu-ray is a new 25 minute documentary feature entitled “A Magic Year.” This follows Queen from just after their historic show-stealing performance at Live Aid, London, on July 13, 1985, through the year leading up to the epic concert in Budapest. Using archive footage from rehearsals, interviews with the band in the studio and on the road during the Magic Tour — some of which has never been seen before — this fascinating feature has been specially created for this new release.

As part of the hugely successful 1986 Magic Tour that, poignantly, was the last to be played by the band with Freddie Mercury, Queen were for the first time able to include Hungary on the tour schedule. With three years to go before the fall of the Berlin Wall, this was the largest concert ever staged at the Népstadion, Budapest, and the first Western Rock Concert staged in a stadium behind the then Iron Curtain. It was of such significance to the Hungarian authorities and film industry that a group of the country’s top film cameramen and technicians were brought together to film it for posterity.

Staged for 80,000 ecstatic fans, the concert set includes favorite hits like “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “I Want To Break Free,” and “We Are The Champions.”

“We’re delighted that Queen fans across the world will finally have the chance to relive this amazing moment for the band. We knew a stadium concert in Budapest was ground-breaking, but hadn’t quite anticipated what a historic night it would turn out to be. The concert looks fantastic on the screen in all its digitally re-mastered glory and the documentary does a great job of setting the scene — it really was an extraordinary time in the band’s history.” – Brian May and Roger Taylor

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.

Follow Eagle Rock Entertainment at:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EagleRockEnt
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/EagleRockNews
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/eaglerocktv

DVD and Blu-Ray track listing:

• One Vision
• Tie Your Mother Down
• In The Lap Of The Gods
• Seven Seas Of Rhye
• Tear It Up
• A Kind Of Magic
• Under Pressure
• Who Wants To Live Forever
• I Want To Break Free
• Guitar Solo
• Now I’m Here
• Love Of My Life
• Tavaszi Szél Vizet Áraszt
• Is This The World We Created…?
• Tutti Frutti
• Bohemian Rhapsody
• Hammer To Fall
• Crazy Little Thing Called Love
• Radio Ga Ga
• We Will Rock You
• Friends Will Be Friends
• We Are The Champions
Extras:
“A Magic Year” documentary

Deluxe Package CD

CD 1 Track listing:
• One Vision
• Tie Your Mother Down
• In The Lap Of The Gods… Revisited
• Seven Seas Of Rhye
• Tear It Up
• A Kind Of Magic
• Under Pressure
• Another One Bites The Dust
• Who Wants To Live Forever
• I Want To Break Free
• Looks Like It’s Gonna Be A Good Night – Improv
• Guitar Solo
• Now I’m Here

CD 2 Track listing:
• Love Of My Life
• Tavaszi Szel Vizet Araszt
• Is This The World We Created…?
• (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care
• Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)
• Tutti Frutti
• Bohemian Rhapsody
• Hammer To Fall
• Crazy Little Thing Called Love
• Radio Ga Ga
• We Will Rock You
• Friends Will Be Friends
• We Are The Champions
• God Save The Queen

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-Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody: Dominique Leurquin’s Left Hand Seriously Injured!

Around two weeks ago the members of Rhapsody lived one of the most dramatic moments of their career and they finally want to reveal to everybody the difficult moment they had to face because of what recently happened to their guitar player Dominique Leurquin.

“Some days ago my girlfriend Nadia received a phone call from Laurence, the wife of Dominique. I understood from Nadia’s tears that something terrible just happened…” says Luca Turilli. And adds: “A river of blood and then the dramatic run to the hospital with Dominique almost dying for all the blood he shed. Three hours of surgery and the risk to lose the left hand definitely. I could simply not believe it…”

Dominique injured himself with a circular saw while working at home. One wrong movement and the saw reached the center of his hand. After the complicated surgery and everyone around thinking it will be difficult for Dominique to play his beloved instrument once again, the doctors spent some more optimistic words to describe the situation, speaking about a long period of rehabilitation and some major problems eventually related to the thumb only. Therefore it seems there will be again the possibility for Dominique to play a guitar, and maybe sooner than what can be expected. What is needed is a lot of strength and mind power but everybody knows what represents the music for Dominique and so there is no doubt he will do miracles in this sense.

All the members of Rhapsody were just shocked for all what happened and of course the last days were not that easy for anyone of them, for the stress due to the tragic fact and for the problems related with the tour preparation. Right in relation with the upcoming tour, an important decision was taken: the one of not replacing Dominique with another guitar player but instead, as Luca arranged all the Rhapsody songs for two guitars, to simply add Dominique’s parts on the backing tracks at lower volume. Mixed on the right side, as if he would be there.

The bass player Patrice Guers states: “Dominique for us is more than friend. He is a real brother and everybody knows how important was for him this first tour as official member of Rhapsody. It is just not possible to replace him and we won’t do it! When Luca communicated this to Dominique, he almost shed some tears for the happiness, so much he appreciated this decision…” The new drummer Alex Landenburg adds: “No matter if it will take six months or one year to have Dominique back with us on stage. What is sure is that we’ll wait for him as he is a fundamental member of our band. Surely won’t be the same to go on stage without him!” The singer Alessandro Conti goes on: “Every show of this tour will be dedicated to our brother. I know Dominique since some months only but I can tell you that I already love him for his talent and for being a man of great value.”

Rhapsody want to add that, due to the recent events and despite all the other band plans won’t be changed, the release of the new cinematic ballad “Fantasia Gotica” will be postponed after the tour. The new video of “Clash Of The Titans” in its “Walking Dead Remix” version, instead, should be released next week as planned. In any case it is a matter of days.

In the meantime, the countdown for the Ascending To Infinity Cinematic Tour started. Rhapsody, Freedom Call, Orden Organ, and Vexillum are waiting for you, all around Europe, ready to offer a show full of surprises, unique and memorable. See you soon!

IMPORTANT: LT’S Rhapsody will extend the European leg of their tour in other countries in 2013!

Get your ticket now at: http://www.ltrhapsody.com/

09.11.2012 FR Annecy Le Brise Glace (Rhapsody only)
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

Tour Trailer: http://youtu.be/zzcNHDKbvtg
Video Clip “Dark Fate Of Atlantis”: http://youtu.be/XFqOkq8ta8U
Rhapsody Songpier: http://songpier.com/rhapsody

http://www.ltrhapsody.com/

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-Nightwish And Anette Olzon Have Decided To Part Company!

From the band, via Nuclear Blast:

“Another chapter of the Nightwish story has ended today. Nightwish and Anette Olzon have decided to part company, in mutual understanding, for the good of all parties involved.

“In recent times it has become increasingly obvious that the direction and the needs of the band were in conflict, and this has led to a division from which we cannot recover.

“Nightwish has no intention of cancelling any upcoming shows, and as a result we have decided to bring in a substitute vocalist starting in Seattle 1.10.2012. Her name is Floor Jansen from the Netherlands (ex-After Forever, Revamp), and she has graciously stepped in to help us complete the IMAGINAERUM world tour.

“We are all strongly committed to this journey, this vehicle of spirit, and we are sure that this will lead to a brighter future for everyone. We forever remain excited about the adventures to come, and we are extremely proud of the two beautiful albums and the wonderful shows we shared together.

“Nightwish & Anette Olzon”

http://www.nightwish.com/

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-Paragon’s FORCE OF DESTRUCTION Due On Napalm Records

For more than 20 years, the Heavy Metal institution has been example for how German steel has to be forged — no-holds-barred, heavy and on maximum volume! The new album FORCE OF DESTRUCTION stays true to the band’s creed and fires from all cylinders. Heavy riffs, pounding drums, melodic hook lines and catchy refrains turn songs like “Iron Will” or “Bulletstorm” into anthems of the genre. In each and every second, every song on the album breathes the band’s fighting spirit and sense of the tradition. The long-player was produced by sound wizard Piet Sielck, who has already lent his talents to bands like Gamma Ray, Blind Guardian, and Iron Savior. He gave FORCE OF DESTRUCTION a crystal-clear and heavy sound. Heavy Metal fans know what to do!

Track List:
1. The Last Day On Earth
2. Iron Will
3. Tornado
4. Gods Of Thunder
5. Bulletstorm
6. Blood & Iron
7. Blades Of Hell
8. Dynasty
9. Rising From The Black
10. Demon’s Lair
11. Secrecy

Release Dates:
19.10.2012 G/A/S
24.10.2012 ESP/FIN/SWE/GR
26.10.2012 Benelux
29.10.2012 Rest of Europe
06.11.2012 USA/CAN

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-John Taglieri Set To Release “Best Of” Collection; Includes Two Bonus Tracks

HANSON, MA — Beginning his solo career way back in 1999, singer / song writer John Taglieri has released a total of nine albums to date between his solo releases and his band TAG, beginning with LEAP OF FAITH, which garnered him a record deal, a “Male Pop CD Of The Year” award & worldwide notoriety. In 2005 Taglieri broke all the rules and quit his nice, comfy, well paid day job to strike out as a full time musician. Not only did he succeed but he has bypassed any expectations he may have had, touring an average of 230 shows per year, securing sponsorships, opening for national acts, and seeing the world… all culminating in the 2012 release LUCKY #9 topping out at Number 2 on the Amazon AA chart and spawning two Top 5 singles, including the chart topping, “Make Me Believe.” “It’s been amazing to me to be able to make a living making music, seeing the world and working with my idols for as long as I have. I can’t believe I’m about to release my tenth CD… I’m truly a lucky person…” said Taglieri.

With THE VERY BEST OF JOHN TAGLIERI… THE SONGS THAT SHOULD HAVE MADE ME RICH!!!, John delivers a 20-song extravaganza celebrating his career, which pulls two songs from each of his nine releases and also brings two previously unreleased tracks, “What I Wanted After All” and “Back To You” out of the archives and made available to the public for the first time. Taglieri said of the new tracks… “The two new tracks are GREAT songs that I’m very proud of and excited to finally get out for people to hear! I’d have them for a bit and was waiting for the right time to release them… and well, this is it! ‘What I Wanted After All’ is a fun upbeat pop rocker about how sometimes getting what you want turns out to not always be… well… what you want! LOL. And ‘Back To You’ is a bouncy rock/country-ish feeling song about trying to convince someone that’s leaving you that coming back is the best decision they can make and the one you want to make. Something I’m sure we’ve all been through!”

As for the album’s title, THE VERY BEST OF JOHN TAGLIERI… THE SONGS THAT SHOULD HAVE MADE ME RICH!!!, it’s John being himself, humorously self deprecating. “Hey, we all want to be rock stars and drive the fancy cars and have the big house!! Well… I guess 1 out of 3 isn’t bad!! LOL… I’m still amazingly lucky to have my career and be able to do all the things I do. So maybe now as a collection, these damn songs will finally make me RICH! haha!”

THE VERY BEST OF JOHN TAGLIERI… THE SONGS THAT SHOULD HAVE MADE ME RICH!!! is out digitally worldwide on 23 October via Leap Dog Music.

Relevant Links:

http://www.johntaglieri.com/
http://www.facebook.com/johntaglierimusic
http://twitter.com/johntaglieri
http://www.reverbnation.com/johntaglieri
http://www.youtube.com/leapdog

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-Two New Releases Coming November 6 On Nightmare Records

Ladies and Metal Men of the world, please take note, you’ll want to hear these!

We are very happy to bring these two very fine metal albums to you and are quite proud of the music of each joining the Nightmare ranks.

Warnot
HIS BLOOD IS YOURS
Nightmare / Sony / Red

UPC: 734923006527
Cat#: NMR-568
Dark Progressive Metal
Release Date: November 6, 2012

Track List:

1. Raptures Of The Deep
2. The Crow Will Die
3. My Darkest Hour
4. A Late Night Dance With Death
5. Secrets Of Mythology
6. His Blood Is Yours
7. R.I.P.
8. New York
9. The Patriot
10. I Am A Ghost
11. The Wrong Path
12. Sirens

Combining many sub-genres of music mainly from rock and metal this is melodic, raw, symphonic, theatrical, doomy and progressive, flowing from one to the next flawlessly. it is an epic Rock / Metal adventure ride that rings fresh.

Guitar player/composer Björn Eliasson picked up his axe to grind first in the eighties forming his first band in 1988. In the early nineties he joined Patrik Svärd (Cloudscape) forming a band dubbed Doctor Weird.

In 2001 Cloudscape formed, releasing their highly acclaimed self-titled debut in 2004, followed up by two albums CRIMSON SKIES (2006) and GLOBAL DRAMA (2008). The band performed during the years at clubs at festivals like Sweden Rock Festival, Bloodstock Open Air (UK), ProgPower Europe (NL) to name a few.

In late 2009 Björn decided to leave Cloudscape to focus on his passion in his own musical project. Writing songs based on his own visions, exploring limitless feelings and atmospheres, which have become Warnot. Björn worked on this album Warnot – HIS BLOOD IS YOURS without stress of deadlines, only pure inspiration and a strong vision to create something truly unique. Choosing to work with many guest voices, Björn is also singing on this album and flavors it with his unique, ground breaking voice in full complement of the other voices.

Dark artwork created by the talented Mattias Norén.

Written, produced, recorded and mastered by Bjorn in Helsingborg, Sweden.

The Vocalists:
Thomas Bursell known for his voice in:
– Second Heat and Helsingborgs Symphony Choirs.
Mike Andersson – Cloudscape, Full Force, Star One, Silent Memorial, etc.
Sussi Sorensen – Bo Wilson Band
Bjorn Persson – Doctor Weird
Sara Andersson – Helsingborg choirs
Bjorn Eliasson – Cloudscape
André Mollestam – Growls

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/warnot.band

Scelerata
THE SNIPER
Nightmare / Sony / Red

UPC: 734923006534
Cat#: NMR-569
Genre: Power Metal
Release Date: November 6, 2012

Track List:

1. Rising Sun
2. In My Blood
3. Road To Death
4. Breaking The Chains
5. Unmasking Lies
6. Must Be Dreaming
7. Drowned In Madness
8. Welcome Home
9. ‘Til The Day We Die
10. Money Painted Red
11. The Sniper

Bonus Tracks CD Version Only:
12. Spell Of Time (version 2012) *
13. Eminence (version 2012) *
14. Leave Me Alone (Live Bonus w/ Fabio Juan) **
15. Phoenix Tales (Live Bonus w/ Fabio Juan) **

* originally released in the DARKNESS & LIGHT (2006) album
** originally released in the SKELETONS DOMINATION (2008) album

THE SNIPER will undoubtedly turn heads, forcing metal icons to watch their rearview mirrors as these guys pull up fast with the nitrous afterburners firing! Testosterone infused, Melodic power metal best describes their music, though there are many tasty moments showing a progressive edge and showcasing a huge new vocal talent.

In the beginning DARKNESS & LIGHT was released 2006. Mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward featuring guest appearances by Renato Borghetti (Accordeon), Edu Falaschi (Angra), and Thiago Bianchi (Shaman). It entered the Top 3 albums in Brazil’s Roadie Crew Magazine readers pole, right behind Brazilian metal stars Sepultura and Angra, completely selling out of its first pressing immediately. Entering #46 in Japanese Burrn magazines top sellers helped establish Scelerata as new contender in metal.

SKELETONS DOMINATION (released in 2008) was mixed/mastered by Charlie Bauerfeind (Helloween, Blind Guardian, Rage, Saxon, Halford, HammerFall, Motorhead), achieving highest marks in major magazines worldwide. Entered #36 on Burrn mag’s top sellers list, released like (D & L) on Nightmare in Europe and North America.

THE SNIPER (2012) presents a stunning vocal performance from Fabio Juan, showing a much more matured band that delivers a heavier more aggressive sound, beautifully mixing power metal and melodic progressive elements ranging from angst ridden lyrics of corruption to sorrowful love lost. The HUGE production makes this album a must hear for any true metal fan.

THE SNIPER was again produced, mixed, and mastered by Charlie Bauerfeind with guitarist Renato Osorio. Also featuring Andi Deris (Helloween) and Paul Di’Anno (ex-Iron Maiden) as very special guests, not only singing, also composing, co-writers.

Links:
http://www.scelerata.com/
http://www.myspace.com/scelerataband
http://www.facebook.com/ScelerataOfficial

Nightmare Records
http://www.NightmareRecords.com/

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-Raven Lord: First Episode Video Podcast Posted Online

Multinational heavy metal band Raven Lord are broadcasting their first episode of their podcast on YouTube. With the title “Raven Lord TV” comes an introduction episode that explains the beginning of the band as well as answers questions to the current status. Csaba Zvekan (Killing Machine, Sardonyx, Emergency), singer and founder for the band Raven Lord, talks about the current lineup, pre- and post-production, and preparation for the tour and festivals coming up in 2013. The video also contains a little “sneak peek” music of the recently-recorded debut album DESCENT TO THE UNDERWORLD. The video can be streamed below.

“Raven Lord TV” – Episode 01 – Introduction to the band and record: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdpcvesqVVk

Details of live dates, including some high-profile shows for the Summer, are expected to be announced soon.

Raven Lord just recently added Joe Stump (HolyHell, Reign Of Terror) as their lead guitarist to their ranks. The band is in the process of securing a new record deal with a view to a release towards the end of the year.

Raven Lord recently tapped Fredrik Nordström of Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden to mix their album. Nordström is a well-known producer and sound engineer who has previously worked with such acts as At The Gates, Arch Enemy, Nightrage, In Flames, Dream Evil, and Opeth. The CD mixdown took place the end of August 2012. It was then mastered by Maor Appelbaum who also did work for bands like Sepultura, Halford, Yngwie Malmsteen, Angra, and Dokken.

Unashamedly wearing their heavy metal roots on their leather-studded sleeves, Raven Lord “combine the classic metal feel of the past with the fresh aggression of the present,” according to a press release. “Thunderous bass lines, pounding drums and explosive riffs blend with distinct heavy, melodic vocals to create driving and memorable songs.”

Raven Lord is:

Csaba Zvekan (Killing Machine, Sardonyx, Emergency) – Vocals
Joe Stump (HolyHell, Reign Of Terror) – Lead Guitar
George Karafotis (Vermillion Days, Operation X) – Guitar
Jamie Mallender (Tony Martin) – Bass
Lawrence “Larry” Paterson (Blaze Bayley, Stuka Squadron) – Drums
[to be announced] – Keyboards

http://www.facebook.com/ravenlordmusic
http://www.raven-lord.com/
http://www.myspace.com/raven-lord
http://www.youtube.com/user/ravenlordmusic/videos

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-Frontiers Records Unleashes The ROCK N ROLL ANIMAL! Gene The Werewolf’s International Debut Album To Hit The Stores In November

Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of Gene The Werewolf’s international debut album aptly entitled ROCK N ROLL ANIMAL on November 23rd in Europe.

The band hails from Pittsburgh when in 2007 five musicians disillusioned from their previous experiences decided to join forces in something “insanely different” from what they have been doing until then and “give a nod to the music we listened to growing up in the ’80s. One of the more important aspects of the new project was to not take ourselves too seriously and have fun with it,” says the band’s guitar player Drew Donegan.

It didn’t take long for people to gravitate towards the band, as local media outlets began referring to the band as Pittsburgh’s local “Supergroup.” Furthermore, the band’s first show sold out within minutes of doors opening!

Donegan describes Gene The Werewolf’s sound as “classic rock with a modern vibe,” similar to what bands like Kiss, Def Leppard, AC/DC, and Motley Crue would sound like if they released their music today… a far cry from the pop-punk bands the band members had been in previously. “We also like the term diamond-core, because diamond is the hardest rock known to man,” Donegan adds.

When referring to ROCK N ROLL ANIMAL, the band’s newest album, Gene exclaims: “It’s the perfect soundtrack to a beer-infused Saturday night!”

Plenty of bands aren’t shy about flaunting cocky bios and making no secret of their self-perceived talent, but few take it as far as Gene The Werewolf. “We used to say we were the best rock band, but by now I’d say we’re just the best band ever,” Donegan said. “We play absurdly loud, sweat our asses off, and then sleep on filthy apartment floors together because we love doing it.”

Ultimately, the band’s intentions are as pure as they’ve ever been. “We formed this band to play loud, rowdy, and crude Rock N’ Roll,” says Gene. “I think with this record we’ve accomplished everything we’ve ever wanted out of being in a band together.”

Enjoy Gene The Werewolf’s newest video clip “I Only Wanna Rock N Roll” following the link below:

Tune in on the Frontiers Records webradio ( http://www.frontiers.it/webradio ) to listen exclusively the amazing first single “I Only Wanna Rock N Roll” and get ready for the band’s forthcoming hilarious video clip to be launched soon!

ROCK N ROLL ANIMAL includes the following cuts:
Wicked Love; I Only Wanna Rock N Roll; Superhero; Heart Of Steel; Rock N Roll Animal; I’ve Got The Love; Ruffneck Woman; Light Me Up; Firecracker; Give It Up; The Ballad Of Gene. Make Love (Bonus Track iTunes)

Samples:



GENE THE WEREWOLF
Jon Belan a/k/a Gene The Werewolf – vocals, guitar
Drew Donegan – guitar
Aaron Mediate – keyboards
Nick Revak – drums
Tim Schulz – bass and vocals

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-Z Records: Killer Bee Take You To HELL & BACK

Anders L.A Ronnblom – Bass guitar (Desert Rain)
Brian Bee Frank – Vocals (Rapid Tears/Desert Rain)
Morgan Evans – Drums (Juliet/Angel Marr/Lee Aaron)
Denny DeMarchi – Keyboard/Rhythm guitar (Alias/Sheriff)
Jimmy DeLisi – Lead guitar (Juliet/Brian Johnson solo)

15+ years after the release of their critically acclaim debut, Sweden’s Killer Bee are back with a refreshed lineup. Joining founder members Anders LA Ronnblom and Brian Bee Frank are AOR icon, Denny DeMarchi previously known for his work with Alias / Sherriff, and Morgan Evans of Lee Aaron.

Killer Bee have returned to challenge the so-called new guard of hard rock currently emerging from Scandinavia. Get ready for the ride of your life as Killer Bee scream move over, this is how it’s done. HELL & BACK features eleven solid slabs of sheer class. From the groovy “Rock Another Day” which is currently on rotation on rock radio right across Europe to the enigmatic “Step Into My World.” Two promotional videos will be released on October 15th and October 22nd to promote the album in addition to press and radio support.

Click this link to hear “Rock Another Day”:

Tracks included on the forthcoming album HELL & BACK are:
1. From Hell & Back
2. Drive Me Crazy
3. Step Into My World
4. Love It Or Leave It
5. All Night Long
6. Footprints In The Sand
7. Rock Another Day
8. Heat Of The Night
9. Leave Me Alone
10. On & On
11. I Believe

This release grabs you by the arm and screams listen to me again, a solid piece of work that will be lapped up by the rock fraternity…

A possible classic???

We’ll let you decide!

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-Lover Under Cover’s SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE Due November 16 On Escape Music

Specials: feat. Mikael Erlandsson (Last Autumn’s Dream), Mikael Carlsson, Martin Kronlund (Gypsy Rose, Phenomena), Perra Johnsson (ColdSpell), Ged Ryland (ex-Ten)

Track list:
1. My Best Friend
2. Angels Will Cry
3. Too Good To Be True
4. Hero
5. Flash In The Night
6. Set The Night On Fire
7. Who Needs Love
8. Crazy For You
9. Crime In The Line
10. Through The Storm
11. A Nice Day

Bio:
Lover Under Cover are a brand new band from Sweden that combine elements of ColdSpell, Last Autumn’s Dream, Treat, and many more great Scandinavian Rock bands. The band was formed by Mikael Carlsson and this highly talented quartet are poised to shake the very foundations of melodic hard rock. Soaring harmonies, slick guitar solos, and plenty of keyboards feature in their sound and with a knack of producing infectious melodies they will have you begging for more.

With special guests that include Michael Larsson (ColdSpell), Ged Rylands, and Tor Erik Myhre (Jorn), and production from Martin Kronlund you can be sure of a very polished performance all round. Songs like “Angels Will Cry,” “Hero,” and “Set The Night On Fire” are all fantastic slabs of melodic hard rock, in fact there are no fillers to be found, just well-structured melodic hard rock.

Lover Under Cover are a band to look out for in 2012 and if well-crafted melodic rock of the highest order is what you crave for then this is an essential purchase.

Lineup:
Mikael Erlandsson (Last Autumn’s Dream / Salute) – Vocals, Keyboards
Mikael Carlsson – Bass, Guitars, Keyboards and Vocals
Martin Kronlund (Gypsy Rose, Phenomena, Salute) – Guitars
Perra Johnsson (ColdSpell) – Drums
With Special guest on Keyboards: Ged Ryland (ex-Ten)

Label:
Escape Music
http://www.Escape-Music.com/
info@escape-music.com

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-7th Heaven October Newsletter

Welcome To The 7th Heaven October Newsletter

7th Heaven Ends One Chapter And Begins A Bright New One

Keith will be leaving 7th Heaven at the end of the year to pursue a solo career. We have been aware from the beginning that Keith would eventually follow that path, and that time has now come. It has been a pleasure to have Keith in 7th Heaven. He is an excellent entertainer and his skills have complemented the other band members well. We have accomplished so many great things together and we have shared remarkable onstage chemistry.

This decision was 100% Keith’s personal choice and we will support any decision that will make him or anyone in our “family” happier. So while we still have three months full of fall shows left, we are hopeful that you can make the time to come see the current lineup complete yet another chapter of 7th Heaven history.

We have been interviewing new candidates for singing auditions. We have been on another international search to find your next 7th Heaven singer. Just like we did previously when we found Keith in Ireland, and moved him here to join 7th Heaven. We are confident that with our history, and current success on radio and so many stages that we will have the ability to draw the attention of some serious talent.

After the new year we will be focusing on writing and recording our eighth original CD and we’ll announce our new lead singer and band mate when the time is right. We will be back in March, as January and February are filled with mostly private events. As things progress we will send updates out to our valued fans and friends through this newsletter and our website.

You can follow Keith at http://www.keithsemple.net/ . 7th Heaven will see you soon and for a long time to come.

7th Heaven BBQ

We were not able to do the BBQ this year. The dates we had held for it got booked with shows and we figure you would rather see us play than eat. We originally had September 16, but our time slot got bumped earlier which stopped that date. September 30 also got filled with a show. We will try to lock a date down for next year and keep it locked.

New Year’s Eve

We have locked down our New Year’s Eve show at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL. We have not locked all the details down yet and the hotel is not ready to take reservations just yet, but we just wanted to let you know we have figured out WHERE we will be that night… we hope you can join us. Also, the minute we are told the hotel is ready to start booking, we will send an email out.

Live Shows

October 5 John Barleycorn
October 6 Aurora Mercy Fest – All-Age – in heated tent – free
October 7 Houbi Fest – All-Age
October 12 Tilted Kilt
October 13 Hollywood Casino
October 18 Private Corp. Show
October 19 Vipers Alley
October 20 Schaumburg Prairie Center – All-Age
October 25 Rivers Casino
October 26 The Lodge
October 27 Shark City
November 9 Bally Doyle Aurora
November 10 Durty Nellies
November 16 Austins
November 17 River Rockhouse
November 21 TBA
November 24 Tilted Kilt
November 29 Rivers Casino
November 30 H.O.M.E. Bar
December 1 Angelman Syndrome Benefit
December 7 Toys For Tots show at Des Plaines Theater – All-Age
December 14 John Barleycorn
December 15 Tailgaters
December 20 Rivers Casino
December 21 Shark City
December 22 Bourbon Street
December 28 River Rockhouse
December 29 Durty Nellies
December 31 Hyatt Regency O’Hare

Thanks for all your continued support.

We love playing and as long as you keep coming out to see us play, we’ll continue to be there.

Richard Hofherr
7th Heaven
http://www.7thheavenband.com/

7th Heaven
PO Box 66473
Chicago IL 60666

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-Killer Metal Records: Kill For Metal Issue III

New Releases: Get your CD at your favourite dealer or directly from our shop!

08.06.2012 Metalhead – Same CD
29.06.2012 Predatory Violence – MARKED FOR DEATH CD
26.08.2012 The Order Of Chaos – SEXWITCH 7″

Metalhead – The long-awaited debut album! Has been six long years since their first 7″ in 2006. This is NWOBHM-oriented, pure old school metal at its best! Some Judas Priest, Accept, or King Diamond (voice) influences as well! Check “Bringer Of Evil” or kneel down for “Awakening Of Thunder!”

Predatory Violence gives you a full load of Thrash! There a tons of bad thrash bands around playing crippled, noisy, badly average sh*t — no one needs them! Here you get a kick right in the face! Second album! Were on tour with Diamond Head in the late summer!

The Order Of Chaos is a female-fronted Canadian Heavy Metal band! The title track is a hymn! Were on European tour with Helstar in September. The single comes with a 6-page inlet and autograph card!

Coming Next: Cyanide Scream – BATTLE ON (CD/Heavy Metal/USA)

New Signings:

Dragonsclaw (Australia) – Heavy Metal / new album out early 2013

Shallow Ground (USA) – Thrash Metal / new album out early 2013

Latest Reviews:

from http://www.metal-temple.com/ webzine: Predatory Violence – MARKED FOR DEATH CD

“…Predatory Violence comes from Germany and promises a savage attack of raw, wild and vicious ass kicking Thrash Metal unfit for the weak, … I can say that they are a band with great potential and very ambitious on their way to deliver their Thrash ambitions, being quite different from other bands out there, but without going too far from what Thrash is all about, an example of this ambition is the song ‘All This Hate In Me,’ a song which starts almost ballad-like with a piano and then explodes into pure Thrash. Another song worth mentioning is ‘Mercy Shot’ with an amazing main riff that actually got me to headbang in the middle of a restaurant full of people. Predatory Violence is a band that has great potential and has released a very solid album on MARKED FOR DEATH. They are a band worth checking out…”

from Strutter Webzine: The Order Of Chaos – BURN THESE DREAMS CD

“The Order Of Chaos are the most professional band on the German label Killer Metal Records. …the most important member of the band is the female lead singer Amanda Kiernan, who can scream as loud as Arch Enemy’s female singer, but somehow she also sounds like an outta control version of Sebastian Bach here and there. However, she does not only scream, but also sing clean very well and even a bit Gothic like during the great chorus of opener ‘Burn These Dreams,’ while she sounds like a Female Metal God (a la Benedictum) during ‘Hell Is Forever.. … The first CD of the band sounds quite huge and also instrumental speaking it is putting the Pedal to the Metal, with big guitar riffs and any fan of pure Metal will like this a lot. …like the awesome ‘For Another Moment’ and the final 3 tracks of the CD, ‘A Torturer’s Apprentice’ (lovely chorus, somehow reminding me of classic DC LaCroix, Jade, Hellion, Bitch, Karen Kennedy and ), ‘Guns’n’Order’ or ‘End Of An Era,’ because those are by far the finest tracks on the CD, sounding like the best Female Fronted Metal tunes of 2011! … On the other hand, the mixture of Classic Metal, Screamo vocals, clean melodic choruses, excellent guitarwork and big massive Metal riffs will appeal to a lot of Rock and Metalfans worldwide, so we can safely say here that this The Order Of Chaos has the ability to become bigger in especially the European Metal market. Must-have if you want to hear a combination of Arch Enemy, Benedictum and In This Moment.” (Points: 8.5 out of 10)

from Strutter Webzine: Cyanide Scream – UNFINISHED BUSINESS CD

“Guitarist/vocalist Steve Cone is coming out of New York and he already released quite a few solo CDs, of which we reviewed 3 in the past… and musically speaking this is prime-time Classic 1980s US Melodic Metal in the style of Riot, Anvil, Virgin Steele, Exciter, Attacker, Helstar, Culprit, Domine… I think you’ll get the picture if we mention such bands, because then you will understand that we are dealing here with the classic 1980s Underground/Cult-Metal sound that so many bands played in the bands, but also lately we have seen new bands playing this genre again. Cyanide Scream are doing it very well … Obviously they were influenced by the NWOBHM style of bands like Maiden and Angel Witch, but they gave it their own twist by adding higher pitched vocals and a slightly catchier approach than most NWOBHM bands. This Cyanide Scream offers 14 tracks on their first CD that clearly represent that classic ’80s sound and most of them are uptempo Melodic Metal pieces with memorable choruses, of which the highlights are ‘Death From Above,’ ‘What I Am,’ ‘Right Through The Heart’ and also the epic semi/midtempo orientated ‘Let You Go’ as well as the lovely semi-ballad ‘The Story Of My Life’… Also highly recommended to fans of the New Wave Of Classic ’80s US Melodic Metal style, … like Lords Of The Trident, Twisted Tower Dire, The Lord Weird Slough Feg, Vanderbuyst, In Solitude, Enforcer, Cauldron, White Wizzard, Metal Inquisitor, RAM, etc. etc. …!” (Points: 8.3 out of 10)

KILLER METAL RECORDS
attn.: Jens Häfner
Wolliner Str. 1
D-26215 Wiefelstede
GERMANY
info@killermetalrecords.de
http://www.killermetalrecords.de/

distributed by: SAOL/H’ART
promoted by: CMM
bookings by: RED LION

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-Razzmattazz – ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HERO

Artist: Razzmattazz
Album: ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HERO
File Under: Hard Rock
Label: Good Night Music Records
Cat.-No. GNMR 001-C
EAN: 4260125293350
Distribution: Music Buy Mail
Release Date: October 26, 2012

There’s a lot of good Rock music coming from the German South. Razzmattazz are the latest living proof of that statement, though two-thirds of this powerful rock trio aren’t native Germans, but feel very much home in Southern Germany.

Razzmattazz — consisting of singer/guitarist Tom Schaupp, a Swabian-born original; bass player Timothy Toing, an Englishman whose parents brought him to Southern Germany when he was a child; and Canadian drummer Matthew Sting, who made himself home in the city of Nürnberg.

Since the founding of the band in 2010, the musicians of Razzmattazz have developed their own musical style from their manifold musical influences as e.g. AC/DC, Whitesnake, Accept, ZZ Top, Judas Priest, and Saxon, just to name a few. Razzmattazz play “High-Voltage-Rock ‘n’ Roll!”

Razzmattazz are grooving, Razzmattazz are rocking. Their live shows are electrifying and full of energy. Now, Razzmattazz have bundled this raw energy into their long awaited debut album ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HERO.

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HERO contains 14 songs that hit every rock fan right between the eyes and directly into the heart. Loud, haunting, groovy, and charged with emotions. This is what Razzmattazz is standing for, this is their music.

One must be deaf or dead to not being electrified by this band. Razzmattazz will rock you, too, with their High-Voltage-Rock ‘n’ Roll!

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HERO track list:
1. Rock’n’ Roll Hero
2. Stompin’
3. Heat Up My Night
4. Frozen Water
5. Metalgod
6. Takkaa Takkaa
7. Overdose
8. Drive Me Home
9. Bad Money
10. My Last Beer
11. I Wanna Know
12. Free Like An Eagle
13. Too Young To Die
14. Metalgod – The Adoration

Razzmattazz live:
06.10.2012 Obermarchtal, Kreuz (w/ Lizard)
21.10.2012 Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik (w/ 77)
26.10.2012 Filderstadt-Bonlanden, Alte Mühle
13.04.2013 Blaibach, Rockwood Festival

Lineup
Tom Schaupp – Vocals/Guitars
Timothy Toing – Bass
Matthew Sting – Drums

http://www.razzmattazz.com/

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-Nubian Rose To Release MOUNTAIN

Nubian Rose – MOUNTAIN
Funklord Dynasty # NR12001
File Under: Hard Rock
EAN: 7320470161685
Release: October 26, 2012

Specials: Sweden Rock Magazine: “More radio friendly and commercial viable then bands like Journey or Dio and perfection runs like a red line through the whole album!”

Track List:
1. Ever See Your Face
2. Mountain
3. Living For Tomorrow
4. How Am I
5. Get Ready
6. Your Love
7. Once Bitten
8. Reckless
9. Close My Eyes Forever
10. Sisters

Bio:
Nubian Rose is a Swedish band built around the fantastic voice of the charismatic Sofia Lilja. With roots in the melodic hard rock of the ’80s, they blend powerful riffs with great melodies. The debut album, MOUNTAIN, was released in Sweden in the end of June. The reputation of the album reached way outside of the Swedish borders just within weeks. Nubian Rose has already been played on radio in Italy, Spain, France, Greece, and the USA. Fans from all over the world have signed up to their Facebook page and the album has even been number one on rock charts at international mail order companies. All this has happened without any international releases or any kind of PR, just through the power of the Internet, rock fans, and great music.

The music of Nubian Rose is influenced by the makers of great hard rock riff in the ’80s: Whitesnake, Dio, Scorpions, and Michael Schenker to name a few. MOUNTAIN has a powerful, up-to-date sound and is mixed by Swedish star producer Tobias Lindell (Europe, H.E.A.T., Hardcore Superstar).

Live, Nubian Rose is almost more powerful then on the album. Sofia Lilja is a true rock icon that knows how to be in charge of a stage and of an audience. Backed up by her companion, guitarist Christer Åkerlund and the rest of the band, they will spellbind any crowd. Nubian Rose is destined to be the next Swedish rock sensation and are ready to take on the world.

Sweden’s most important rock magazine, Sweden Rock Magazine: “More radio-friendly and commercial viable then bands like Journey or Dio,” and “Perfection runs like a red line through the whole album.”

Lineup:
Sofia Lilja – vocals
Christer Åkerlund- guitar
Thomas LIndgren – guitar
Henrik Uhrbom – bass
David Algesten – drums
Fredrik Åkerlund – keyboard

http://www.nubianrose.com/

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-Confidence Taps Kevin Churko To Mix Next Release!

The Swedish rockers from Confidence have just issued the following statement:

“Proudly, we announce that for our upcoming release, we have decided to work with Kevin Churko for mixing the songs! Kevin is a Canadian record producer/engineer and song writer that has worked for some of the world’s biggest names including Ozzy Osbourne, Shania Twain, Ringo Starr, Five Finger Death Punch, Hinder, In This Moment, Britney Spears, and many more. He currently lives in Las Vegas where he works out of his private studio The Hideout on Las Vegas Blvd., where also the new Confidence songs have been mixed.”

Clas Sjöstrand (who was responsible for the mix on the band’s first release) on Kevin Churko: “Why I took the decision to engage Kevin Churko? I have always admired and still am a big fan of Ozzy’s music and the sound in particular. As the recordings came to the point where a decision had to be made who would do the mixing, the choice was Kevin Churko. I really wanted to know what would happen when a huge industry giant mixed our music, what would come out of the speakers and what sound a guy like this could create as an outsider who never heard us before. After hearing the mixes… I rest my case… it is so good. For the first time in my life I really enjoyed listening to myself in a band that I really care a lot for.”

Confidence released their debut PRELUDE on May 23, 2012 and are releasing their albums through digital channels only with a schedule of two releases a year. The next release is scheduled for November 2012 and all details for this release can be expected in the upcoming two weeks.

For all Confidence info:

Official Website: http://www.confidenceofficial.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/confidenceofficial
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ConfidenceSWE
Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/confidenceofficial
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ConfidenceOfficial

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-Check out an “Retro Recommendation” feature on Annihilator’s SET THE WORLD ON FIRE at http://glclk.about.com/?zi=1/HKVj .

-Destruction has released the song “Cyanide” from the upcoming album SPIRITUAL GENOCIDE at http://www.facebook.com/destruction , and a free MP3 can be obtained at http://www.nuclearblast.de/en/label/music/band/about/70956.destruction.html . The album is due out November 23 on Nuclear Blast. Check out studio trailers at http://youtu.be/JHk6h_xeFp0 and http://youtu.be/GBNml5C43FU , and see http://www.destruction.de/ for more.

-Doro’s RAISE YOUR FIST is due out October 19. Until then check out an iTunes preview of various songs at http://itunes.apple.com/collection/songs-vorab-von-doro-die-auf/id106?fcId=518474652 . Other related links:

“Raise Your Fist In The Air” video:

Listening Session Trailer:

Facebook Fan Video Interviews – Part 1:

Album pre-order:
http://www.nuclearblast.de/de/shop/artikel/landing/doro-raise-your-fist.html

See http://www.doro.de/ for more.

-HammerFall has a new trailer for the upcoming live release GATES OF DALHALLA at http://youtu.be/Z_NpPKYDuHs . The DVD/2-CD and Blu-Ray/2-CD set is due November 30 and was recorded this past July at the band’s 15-year anniversary show featuring guests including original members Jesper Strömblad and Mikael Stanne, and former guitarist Stefan Elmgren. See http://www.hammerfall.net/ for more.

-Jeff Lynne (ELO) recently made some TV appearances in the UK to promote his new solo release LONG WAVE and MR. BLUE SKY – THE VERY BEST OF ELO, both on Frontiers Records.

interview by Jools Holland on “Tuesday’s Later…Live”:

“The One Show” for “The Story Of The Song” feature on “Mr. Blue Sky”:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01n6sq7

“BBC Breakfast”:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00zd1ll

See http://www.elo.biz/ for more.

-Next year’s Sweden Rock Festival, set for June 5-8 in Solvesborg, so far includes Kiss, Rush, Status Quo, UFO, Krokus, Amon Amarth, Demon, Amaranthe, Axxis, Morgana Lefay, Witchcraft, Huntress, and The Scams. Hype: “Many, many more bands — big and small, and from most rock/metal sub genres — are still to be confirmed, so expect more announcements soon.” See http://www.swedenrock.com/ for more.

-Geoff Tate’s KINGS & THIEVES is due out November 6 on Inside Out. Track list: “She Slipped Away,” “Take A Bullet,” “In The Dirt,” “Say U Luv It,” “The Way I Roll,” “Tomorrow,” “Evil,” “Dark Money,” “These Glory Days,” “Change,” “Waiting.” See http://www.geofftate.com/ for more.

-Check out an interview with singer ZP Theart (I Am I, ex-DragonForce) at http://glclk.about.com/?zi=1/HOtq .

-Attention Deficit Delirium has a piece on Steve Vai “discussing musical evolution and perspective” at http://www.bryanreesman.com/2012/10/04/steve-vai-musical-evolution/ .

-Two new Warrant-related wines are now available, the “I Saw Red” Autographed Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon and guitarist Erik Turner’s “Rocker Red” Syrah. See http://store.wineresort.com/cart/cat/Wines/New-Wine-Arrivals.aspx for more. Upcoming Warrant tour dates:

10/13 – The Lakeland Center, Lakeland, FL – Cherry Pie Tour w/ FireHouse & Trixter
10/18 – Citizens Bank Arena, Toronto, ONT – Rock’n For The Cure w/ Lordz Of Rock, L.A. Guns, Kix, Dokken, & Skid Row
10/19 – Biketoberfest @ Iron Horse Saloon, Ormand Beach, FL
10/20 – Forum Civic Center, Rome, GA – w/ Skid Row
11/9 – Sycuan Casino, El Cajon, CA – w/ Skid Row

See http://warrantrocks.com/ for more.

-Check out a new interview with Witchcraft singer Magnus Pelander and bassist Ola Henriksson at http://glclk.about.com/?zi=1/HXfV .

Thanks to Martin Forssman, Bryan Reesman, and Chad Bowar for help gathering some of this information.

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