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    News: Toseland Announce UK Headline Tour September & October 2016
    Heavy Metal The brand new Toseland album, "Cradle The Rage", was released worldwide in March 2016 and following its success, the band are setting out on a 14 date tour running through September and October of this year.

    "Cradle The Rage" is the follow up to the critically and commercially successful album "Renegade". Production duties again come from Toby Jepson (The Answer, Virgin Marys, Little Angels), with mixing duties now taken on by the legendary Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Bryan Adams, Motley Crue). The album will be available to pre order in January, with first single available as an instant grat download from then.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Aug 30 2016 @ 14:57 CDT
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    Concerts: Diamond Head @ The Robin 2, Bilston, UK 08/18/2016
    Heavy Metal 2016 has seen a rush of activity in the Diamond Head camp with the release of an eponymous studio album and a significant bout of touring with North American dates still to come before the end of the year. Fresh from their set at Bloodstock the previous weekend this gig at the Robin is the closest they will get to a 'hometown' show and as such the presence of many friends and family amongst the crowd is recognised from the stage. The crowd were rewarded with a career spanning ninety minute set that ran right through from 'Shoot out the Lights' to several well-received songs from their critically acclaimed latest effort.
    Posted by Dean Pedley on Tue, Aug 30 2016 @ 12:15 CDT
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    Concerts: Queensryche @ The Robin 2, Bilston, UK 08/26/2016
    Progressive Metal Decent indoor gigs are at something of a premium during August but following on from last week's appearance by Diamond Head this evening the Robin played host to Seattle's finest. And with just three dates on this visit to the UK Queensryche were met with a decent sized and vociferous crowd at the Bilston club, who in turn were rewarded with an excellent career spanning show. Taking the stage alone Scott Rockenfield climbed behind his kit with a single strobe light on his head and started up a beat, soon followed by guitarists Michael Wilton and Parker Lundgren, bassist Eddie Jackson and last, but not least, vocalist Todd La Torre.
    Posted by Dean Pedley on Mon, Aug 29 2016 @ 13:07 CDT
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    News: FM Press Release: Indiscreet 30 - New Album & Tour Dates
    General 30 years on we are happy to announce that we have decided to record a modern-day version of our classic debut album INDISCREET. We have been asked many times if we would consider re-recording some of these tracks using today's modern technology and recording techniques and giving the songs the sound of FM as it is today. We realise what an iconic album this is to so many fans so we have always steered clear of tampering with it too much but whilst in the studio recording the follow-up to HEROES & VILLAINS one night at the end of a session we decided to put down a backing track to "That Girl" to see how it would sound with the huge sounds we were getting at the time. It gave the song a new dynamic and power that we couldn't achieve in the 80s. We played it back the following morning and decided it would be great to hear all these classic songs with this new lease of life. We are not trying to recreate the original but this is our interpretation played by FM as we are today with the sound of FM 2016. In addition to the re-recording of the original album, INDISCREET 30 also features seven bonus tracks including brand new song "Running On Empty" and a new recording of "Let Love Be The Leader".
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Aug 29 2016 @ 09:14 CDT
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    News: Dee Snider Eclectic Solo Album We Are The Ones
    Heavy Metal One thing you won't ever catch DEE SNIDER doing is being complacent. "I've never been about living in the past," Snider says. "The past is wonderful to reflect on and enjoy, but for me, I'd rather show you the latest thing I've been working on. I'm all about looking ahead, and this new record is very much about me moving forward."

    DEE's vibrant new solo album, WE ARE THE ONES, is due out on October 21st, 2016 on earMUSIC (world ex. US/CA). Produced by Grammy®, Emmy® and Oscar® winning song writer, Damon Ranger, WE ARE THE ONES crackles with modern energy, from the call-to-arms manifesto of "Rule the World," to the anthemic bonding of "So What" (complete with, yes, a string section) to the intensely synth driven "Close to You," to the thematically soaring "Superhero" (a song tailor-made for running over the end credits of the next Marvel or DC movie blockbuster if ever there was one). Another significant highlight of the album is a newly re-recorded acoustic version of "We're Not Gonna Take It" which has also been tapped the official anthem for The Recording Academy's advocacy efforts, including the "Fair Play Fair Pay" Act. Recently performed in Washington D.C. at the annual GRAMMYs On The Hill event, a video of the song can be viewed at Grammy.com/FairPlayFairPay.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Aug 29 2016 @ 08:58 CDT
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    The Answer announce brand new album Solas out Oct 28th
    The Answer have announced the release of their eagerly anticipated new album Solas via Napalm Records on October 28th. The first track to be taken from the new album is the melancholic 'Beautiful World', which is available from today (August 25th) as a download with vinyl and CD pre-orders of the album via Pledge Music. 'Beautiful World' will also be available as an instant grat single with pre-orders of the album via digital stores, which will go live on September 16th.

    Co-written with former Massive Attack producer / composer, Neil Davidge, 'Beautiful World' is bathed in a dark, cinematic eeriness, juxtaposing with its optimistic title, before evolving into an explosive, retro rock stomper.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Aug 25 2016 @ 15:37 CDT
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    News: Scorpions Forever And A Day The Official Story, Plus Amazing Live Concert!
    Heavy Metal Lifting the lid on life inside one of the world's greatest rock bands, on 30 September 2016, Eagle Rock Entertainment release "Forever And A Day" by Scorpions on 2DVD, 2Blu-ray, Digital Documentary and Digital Concert [Cat Nos. EREDV1235, ERBRD5293, EVD1349 and EVD1350 respectively]. This revealing and compelling film tells the incredible official story of the Scorpions - and was made with the full co-operation of the band. Scorpions rock like no others, and this story shows just how. This fascinating documentary contains both archive and never-before-seen new live performance clips from many timeless Scorpions classics. "Forever And A Day" is a German language film with subtitles. The concert film that forms Disc Two of the physical formats includes massive tracks like: Wind Of Change, Rock You Like A Hurricane, Send Me An Angel, Still Loving You, The Zoo, Big City Nights, Is There Anybody There?, No One Like You, Sting In The Tail and many more!
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Aug 25 2016 @ 15:31 CDT
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    News: Peter Gabriel Growing Up Live/Still Growing Up Live & Unwrapped
    Progressive Rock Eagle Rock Entertainment are proud to announce a triple release from Peter Gabriel on 14 October 2016. This features a reissue of the DVD release of 'Growing Up Live' [Cat No EREDV1249], a reissue of the 2DVD set "Still Growing Up Live & Unwrapped" [Cat No EREDV1250] and for the first time a Blu-ray+DVD set of "Growing Up Live + Still Growing Up Live & Unwrapped" [Cat No ERBRD5300] containing all the material from the original DVD releases plus the intimate "Growing Up On Tour – A Family Portrait".
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Aug 25 2016 @ 15:29 CDT
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    News: Journey Live In Manila
    General Eagle Rock Entertainment are proud to announce the release of 'Live In Manila' from Journey on 9 September 2016. Originally released on DVD in 2009, Journey 'Live In Manila' is now being reissued on DVD, Blu-ray and as a DVD+2CD set. This is the first time the Blu-ray has been released outside of North America and the first time the audio has been available anywhere in the world [Cat Nos EREDV1247, ERBRD5298 and EAGDV066 respectively]. This concert film includes the classics: Don't Stop Believin', Be Good To Yourself, Stone In Love, Open Arms, Faithfully, Still They Ride, When You Love A Woman, Any Way You Want It, Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' and more!
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Aug 25 2016 @ 15:24 CDT
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    News: Deep Purple Live At The NEC DVD
    Heavy Metal On September 14, 2002, hard rock pioneers Deep Purple took the stage for a landmark concert at the NEC in Birmingham, England to bid farewell to founding member and keyboard legend Jon Lord.

    On August 26, Eagle Rock Entertainment will deliver this very concert with the release of Live At The NEC on DVD and Digital formats. Previously only available as part of the Around The World Live boxed set, this film is being made available for the first time as a standalone DVD.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Aug 25 2016 @ 15:22 CDT
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    News: Styx Live At The Orleans Arena Las Vegas
    Progressive Rock On 2 September 2016, Eagle Rock Entertainment release "Live At The Orleans Arena Las Vegas" by Styx. This is a simultaneous release on DVD and Blu-ray [Cat Nos: EREDV1142 and ERBRD5266]. This amazing show features guest appearance by Don Felder (a former Eagles guitarist) on "Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)" and also includes the classics: "Lady," "Too Much Time On My Hands," "Rockin' The Paradise," "Come Sail Away," "Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)," "Renegade," "Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)," "Suite Madame Blue" and many more!
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Aug 25 2016 @ 15:21 CDT
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    News: Status Quo Aquostic II That's A fact
    General Britain's best-loved rockers Status Quo are delighted to confirm that on 21st October 2016 they will release 'Aquostic II – That's A Fact!' via Universal Music On Demand on CD, limited edition double vinyl and Deluxe 25 Track Edition 2CD. The standard CD edition of this carefully curated collection includes 14 reimagined Quo classics such as 'In The Army Now', 'Hold You Back', 'Roll Over Lay Down', 'Ice In The Sun' and two brand new tracks. These and extra tracks are available on deluxe / vinyl, as well as another brand new song 'Is Someone Rocking Your Heart?' The song 'For You', released originally on 'Rockin' All Over The World', is available only on the 20 track vinyl format. The 19 track deluxe edition comes with a second disc which features 6 tracks recorded at the band's 2014 Stuttgart 'Aquostic' show, which are unavailable elsewhere.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Aug 22 2016 @ 14:55 CDT
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    Concerts: Carcass, Crowbar,(Ghoul),Night Demon@ The Complex, Salt Lake City, 7/20
    Heavy Metal

    This will not be an ordinary review. Yes, I'll say familiar things about the excellent bands that played that night, how things sounded, and whether or not you should catch this tour as it continues across the country (and you should). Since Ghoul didn't make it to the show, however, I am forced to speculate as to the REAL reasons the band didn't make it to the venue on that July night. I can't confirm that the details of my account are correct; nevertheless, there were some strange events in town that night, occurrences that could be explained by Ghoul's mysterious absence from the venue. We'll see.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Aug 05 2016 @ 07:30 CDT
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    Concerts: Joe Bonamassa – Glasgow Clyde Auditorium 3rd July
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    Even in a genre known for celebrating its heroes and plundering their greatest moments for maximum effect, for an artist as renowned as Joe Bonamassa to put together a set that doesn't contain any of his own material, or even the covers that over the years he's made his own, could be seen as a risk. The reason Joe is in the cosy but spacious Clyde Auditorium, one of the few venues that can make a crowd of three thousand feel intimate, is to celebrate the British bluesmen that, in his own words, he wouldn't be where he is without: those men being Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton.

    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Jul 04 2016 @ 18:33 CDT
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    Concerts: Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow @ Genting Arena, Birmingham 06/25/2016
    Heavy Metal With just three shows to mark his return to Rock after an absence of some two decades, the legendary Ritchie Blackmore was always going to be leaving his audience wanting more. Fans travelled from across Europe and beyond for the sole arena show in Birmingham to witness Blackmore and his new band serve up a real treat with a near two hour set that encompassed the very best of his Deep Purple and Rainbow songbook. Sea of Tranquility's Dean Pedley was on hand at the Genting Arena to see a show many thought would never happen.
    Posted by Dean Pedley on Wed, Jun 29 2016 @ 04:29 CDT
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    Concerts: ZZ Top @ O2 Academy, Birmingham 06/23/2016
    General Making a fleeting visit to the UK to appear at Glastonbury Festival, ZZ Top also managed to squeeze in a warm-up gig at Birmingham's O2 Academy, quickly selling out the relatively cosy venue that houses just a few thousand. And the little old band from Texas didn't disappoint with a no frills ninety minute burst of perennial crowd pleasers from their 70's blues boogie heyday right through to 2012's acclaimed return to form La Futura.
    Posted by Dean Pedley on Fri, Jun 24 2016 @ 09:26 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility
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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Jun 17 2016 @ 13:54 CDT
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