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    News: Eden's Curse return to Glasgow to record Live Album!
    Heavy Metal Greetings Cursed Ones!

    As you may or may not already know, Eden's Curse are returning to Glasgow on Friday 28th November for an extra special exclusive one off UK show at The Classic Grand to record their first ever live album for AFM Records.

    Joining illustrious names such as AC/DC, Rush, Alice Cooper, Status Quo and Gillan, as artists who have recorded live albums in Scotland's largest City, it also has an extra special meaning to bassist and local boy Paul Logue as he explains : "We are very excited about it and we love playing Glasgow! It's one of the most popular Cities on all our runs and every time we have played we have had a great reaction".

    The band have released a short announcement video on YouTube. Check it out here here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Sep 01 2014 @ 07:34 CDT
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    News: Thunder Announce UK Tour with REEF and Tax The Heat
    General British Rock Legends Thunder Announce UK Arena Tour with Special Guests REEF and Tax The Heat

    March 2015


    Thur 12th - Leeds First Direct Arena
    Fri 13th – Birmingham NIA
    Sat 14th – London Eventim Apollo

    18 Top 40 hit singles in the UK, a stack of gold and silver albums around the world, a whole host of awards and a fanbase of unswerving loyalty are accomplishments most bands can only dream of, but for British rock band Thunder these are stepping stones in a twenty-five career that have ensured that whenever they have stepped away from the limelight their legend has only grown further.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Sep 01 2014 @ 07:24 CDT
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    News: Guru Freakout debuts with Mothership
    Progressive Rock Glass Onyon PR writes:

    Los Angeles, CA - Climb aboard the Mothership for one of the wildest rides into the outer reaches of experimental music! Landing September 2, Mothership is the debut album from Guru Freakout, the thoroughly avant garde side project created by percussionist, singer, and frontman of the legendary Krautrock band Guru Guru, Mani Neumeier, along with über talented multi-instrumentalist/producer Jürgen Engler of German industrial band Die Krupps. With the help of bassist Scott Telles (ST 37), these two captains of the Far Out ride hypnotic, free-floating stoner rock grooves drenched in alien guitar fuzz on two epically long jams, the 30+ minute "Notre Dame (Mothership)" and the extended vinyl side-long aural hallucination "The Snows Of Mt. Bonnell," that will have audiences shouting "Take me to your leader!"

    Engler tells the story of Guru Freakout's origin:
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Aug 30 2014 @ 09:24 CDT
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    News: Trey Gunn crowdfunds score book
    Progressive Rock Gabriel Riccio writes:

    From Trey's blog: "I have just launched an Indiegogo campaign to get funds together to produce a score book of my compositions. Full scores with tabs in both 4ths and 5ths versions of the tuning. Including a very special version of King Crimson's "The ConstruKction of Light." This has been in the back of my mind for many, many years; and now, it is finally coming to birth."
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Aug 30 2014 @ 09:22 CDT
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    News: Mr. Big confirm new drummer for 2014 World Tour
    Heavy Metal Following yesterday's announcement detailing the revised September 29th UK release date for Mr. Big's forthcoming studio album ...The Stories We Could Tell (Sept 30th in North America), the band have today confirmed Matt Starr as drummer Pat Torpey's replacement on their upcoming 2014 World Tour.

    Starr, currently Ace Frehley's drummer, will sit in for Torpey (who was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease) throughout Mr. Big's tour in support of the new album.

    The album is available for pre-order via Amazon UK. Mr. Big kick off their European tour on Friday October 17th at London's Koko. Visit the official Mr. Big website for full 2014 tour dates.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Aug 29 2014 @ 14:44 CDT
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    News: Billy Idol to release Kings & Queens Of The UndergroundN 20th October
    General BILLY IDOL WILL RELEASE A NEW STUDIO ALBUM KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND ON 20th OCTOBER.

    FIRST SINGLE "CAN'T BREAK ME DOWN" IS AVAILABLE NOW WITH ITUNES PRE-ORDER – AND IS STREAMING ON THE NEW BILLYIDOL.NET

    26th August 2014 – Rock icon BILLY IDOL will release Kings & Queens Of The Underground, his first new album in almost a decade, on 20th October. The album will be released on Idol's own BFI Records, via Kobalt Label Services. The track list for the new album is listed below.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Aug 29 2014 @ 14:39 CDT
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    News: Iron Maiden release brand new set of vinyl reissues
    Heavy Metal

    STARTING ON OCTOBER 13th 2014 PARLOPHONE RECORDS TO RELEASE THE COMPLETE SERIES OF 7" SINGLES TAKEN FROM THE FIRST EIGHT IRON MAIDEN ALBUMS.

    THE ALBUMS WILL BE REISSUED ON HEAVYWEIGHT 180GRAM BLACK VINYL.

    IRON MAIDEN / KILLERS / THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST / PIECE OF MIND / LIVE AFTER DEATH / SOMEWHERE IN TIME / SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Aug 29 2014 @ 14:24 CDT
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    News: Def Leppard to perform NFL Pre-Game at London NFL Game Of 2014
    Heavy Metal Rock legends DEF LEPPARD will perform the pre-game show at the first of this year's three NFL International Series games on Sunday September 28, when the Oakland Raiders host the Miami Dolphins.

    Def Leppard, who have sold 100 million albums worldwide in a career spanning three decades, will showcase some of their biggest hits before kickoff of the NFL's ninth regular-season game to be played in London since the International Series began in 2007.

    The band's lead singer, Joe Elliott, said: "Having most recently visited Wembley in May to watch Sheffield United in the FA Cup semi-final, I know what the atmosphere in the ground is like for 'our' football so I'm really looking forward to performing there before the NFL game and of course soaking up the excitement of the actual match. I can't wait!"
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Aug 29 2014 @ 14:07 CDT
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    News: HELIOPOLIS Release "City of the Sun" on 10T Records
    Progressive Rock 10T Records will release "City of the Sun," the debut studio release by HELIOPOLIS, on September 2, 2014, with a retail street date of September 16, 2014.

    Formed in Los Angeles in the summer of 2012, Heliopolis set out determined to celebrate the uplifting power of music. They began writing their debut album, "City of the Sun," while simultaneously undertaking a string of acclaimed live performances where the band proved their viability and commitment to excellence onstage, wowing audiences with their energy, intensity, musicianship and songwriting.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Aug 29 2014 @ 13:21 CDT
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    News: Hard Rock Hell 8 announces more acts including The Vintage Caravan, Blue Pills &
    General Hard Rock Hell 8 is pleased to announce the addition of more acts including The Vintage Caravan, Blue Pills, Horisont, Spiders and Santa Cruz as well as a host of other great International new acts as this year's edition looks to be one of the best to date. They join a line-up that includes Blue Oyster Cult, WASP, Krokus, Michael Schenker (Temple of Rock), Y&T, Bigelf, TruckFighters, Diamond Head and many more.

    Blue Pills recently went Top 5 in Germany as well as entering the charts in 10 Countries. Their new album on Nuclear Blast is making them one of the hottest new rock acts in the world as of this moment. They will be joining another HRH favourite The Vintage Caravan who absolutely smashed it when they played the closing set of last year's HRH.
    Posted by Dean Pedley on Fri, Aug 22 2014 @ 09:34 CDT
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    News: DARKEST ERA ANNOUNCE UK TOUR
    Heavy Metal Northern Irish metallers Darkest Era have announced a seven date UK tour to take place in September, which will be in support fo their new album Severance, which was released on 13th June 2014 via Cruz Del Sur. Speaking about the UK Tour, Guitarist Ade Mulgrew said: "We toured the UK twice around the last album and had a great time. We made loads of new friends and we can't wait to hit some of the same cities and see some familiar faces.

    "We're really looking forward to seeing how the new stuff goes down live and we'll be working hard between now and September to make sure each show is completely killer."
    Posted by Dean Pedley on Fri, Aug 22 2014 @ 03:45 CDT
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    News: New Song From Russell Allen & Jorn Lande
    Progressive Metal Here is the opening track from the upcoming album, THE GREAT DIVIDE from Russell Allen (Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob)and Jorn Lande.. To listen to "Come Dream With Me", simply hit the play button in the link below.

    Frontiers Soundcloud

    Frontiers Facebook Link

    Allen-Lande's new album will be released on October 17th in Europe and October 21st in the U.S. You can pre-order it now on Amazon.com/Amazon Music

    THE GREAT DIVIDE was produced and written with Timo Tolkki(Stratovarius, Timo Tolkki's Avalon).
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Aug 14 2014 @ 14:42 CDT
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    News: SUPERNAL ENDGAME Release "Touch the Sky: Volume II" on 10T Records
    Progressive Rock 10T Records will release "Touch the Sky: Volume II," the brand new studio release by SUPERNAL ENDGAME, on August 19, 2014, with a retail street date of September 16, 2014.

    Hailing from Dallas, Texas, Supernal Endgame specializes in melodic symphonic progressive rock combined with elements of hook-filled power-pop and melodic hard rock, with a touch of ambient music and Celtic folk. Lyrically, the project is infused with a strong spiritual element.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Aug 13 2014 @ 08:53 CDT
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    News: WIND ROSE
    Heavy Metal WIND ROSE writes:

    WIND ROSE, Italian power metal band that debuted with Bakerteam Records in 2012 with "Shadows over Lothadruin" album that has won several shows in the whole of Europe, with Finntroll and Wintersun. The band is now working on the second album, arriving in the coming months, just finished mix.

    This video is new Wind Rose song "Born in the Cradle of Storms", from their upcoming album. Live in Florence - Anfiteatro delle Cascine. Supporting EPICA during their "The Quantum Enigma" tour 2014 (July 30th, 2014)
    YouTube
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Aug 13 2014 @ 08:07 CDT
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    News: Voyag3r
    Progressive Rock Voyag3r writes:

    DOOM FORTRESS
    The debut album by Voyag3r

    Digital album available worldwide on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 via iTunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play and all other online music stores. Physical LP, CD & Cassette available September 6, 2014.

    Physical versions:
    Standard Edition - Black vinyl w/ 12x12 printed insert. (Includes digital download card)
    Limited Edition - Voyager Golden Record w/ 12x12 printed insert and 4x6 4D Lenticular print. (Includes digital download card)
    Compact Disc in full color card stock sleeve
    Limited Edition - Cassette Tape on butterscotch/tan cassette. Only 75 available.

    In celebration of this release, Voyag3r will be playing live at Small's in Hamtramck, MI on Saturday, September 6. Tickets are $10 and that includes a voucher for a copy of Doom Fortress on LP. (Includes digital download card).

    Pre-Order date will be announced soon. For more information and pre-orders, please visit www.voyag3r.com and www.bellyacherecords.com

    DOOM FORTRESS preview
    http://youtu.be/nyz-_PJxUIs
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Aug 13 2014 @ 08:06 CDT
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    News: BlackWolf, The Brew and Fire Red Empress Announce UK tour
    Heavy Metal Planet Rock Radio has announced a series of shows featuring British rock bands BlackWolf, The Brew and Fire Red Empress.

    A fantastic bill with 3 of the UK's best and brightest rock bands that bring with them huge talent, BIG SOUNDS and stage showmanship second to none. Set in up close n' personal venues, tickets are limited. A tour not to be missed!
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Aug 12 2014 @ 14:32 CDT
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    News: THE PINEAPPLE THIEF TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM MAGNOLIA
    Progressive Rock The Pineapple Thief have announced details of their new album Magnolia, due for release on 15th September via Kscope. Magnolia follows acclaimed 2012 album All The Wars and marks an important turning point for the band, as they expand their musical horizons beyond the progressive sphere.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Aug 12 2014 @ 13:29 CDT
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    News: Mr. Big confirm details of new album
    General Hard rock's original supergroup, Mr. Big are back with a vengeance with their new album …The Stories We Could Tell. The band's eighth studio album is slated for release in the UK on Monday 22nd September, followed by North American release on Tuesday 23rd September via Frontiers Music Srl. "This new album rocks," says Paul Gilbert. "I love playing guitar, singing, and writing with Eric, Billy, and Pat. And after 25 years, I'm proud that we can make an album that is melodic, powerful, interesting, groovy, and emotional."
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Aug 12 2014 @ 13:06 CDT
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    News: FISH announces a remastered classic and Scottish show
    Progressive Rock 'Internal Exile' Remastered and Available Now on iTunes along with three live albums including 'Return To Childhood' from the 20th Anniversary tour of 'Misplaced Childhood'.

    'The Moveable Feast Tour' Starts with a very special performance at The Haddington Corn Exchange - 23rd August.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Aug 12 2014 @ 12:58 CDT
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    Interviews: A Candid Interview with Mike Tramp
    General

    Mike Tramp has been in the music business since the late-70s. He started out in his homeland with the band Mabel before moving to Spain and transforming the band's sound into a heavier force while taking on a new moniker, Studs. By the time the band moved to New York City in 1982, they had once again changed their name, this time to Lion. When the rest of the guys in the band decided to return to Denmark, Tramp decided to stay in NYC. He met Dreamer guitarist Vito Bratta in Brooklyn, and the two decided to form a band together: White Lion. After releasing their debut Fight to Survive, White Lion put out their seminal album Pride in 1987, which spawned several hits such as "Wait" and "When the Children Cry," both of which made it to the Billboard Top 10. The multi-platinum selling disc was followed by 1989's Big Game and 1991's Mane Attraction. White Lion played their last show in Boston, and Tramp and Bratta decided to go their own ways. While Vito Bratta would only play on one disc, CPR in 1992, and disappear from the scene completely, Mike Tramp would form a new band, Freak of Nature. In this interview, Sea of Tranquility Staff Writer Murat Batmaz talked to Mike Tramp specifically about Freak of Nature and his solo albums. One of his most detailed interviews, Tramp discusses his post-White Lion career in great detail touching on topics such as the formation and break-up of Freak of Nature, his solo works, and his more recent semi-acoustic discs, Cobblestone Street, for which he has played more than a hundred shows, as well as his upcoming album Museum. Tramp is now getting ready for a long European tour. Just him and his guitar, and perhaps better than ever.

    Read on for the full interview.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Aug 09 2014 @ 08:26 CDT
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    Past Articles


    Wednesday, July 30

    · Introducing...Story Of a Life (0)


    Monday, July 14

    · Iluvatar return after a long break with From the Silence (0)
    · Vangough's Clay Withrow discusses Between the Madness (0)


    Sunday, July 13

    · The Dowling Poole - an interview with Willie Dowling and Jon Poole (0)


    Saturday, July 05

    · Richie Sambora at ABC in Glasgow 3rd July2012 (0)


    Friday, June 20

    · Abandoned Dreams and Dancehall Memories - An interview with Tim Bowness (0)


    Wednesday, June 04

    · Revolver Golden Gods Tour- June 2, 2014 Salt Lake City, Utah (0)


    Sunday, June 01

    · Kansas at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in NJ 5/30/2014 (0)
    · Glass Hammer Delight Once Again With Ode to Echo (0)


    Sunday, May 18

    · An interview with JAKE E. LEE and the RED DRAGON CARTEL (0)


    Sunday, May 11

    · Yes @ Symphony Hall, Birmingham 05/04/2014 (0)


    Tuesday, May 06

    · Primal Fear Live at Stage 48 in New York City, 4/30/2014 (0)


    Wednesday, April 30

    · Steven Wilson wins our Best of 2013 readers poll! (0)


    Tuesday, April 22

    · Brooklyn's The Golden Grass Gives '70s Heavy Rock a New York Twist (0)
    · HRH Prog 2 @ Pwllheli, North Wales 03/21 & 03/22 2014 (0)


    Sunday, April 20

    · Taking Control - An Interview with The Brew (0)


    Friday, April 11

    · Riverside, Votum; Edinburgh Liquid Room; 10th April 2014 (0)
    · HRH AOR 2 @ Pwllheli, North Wales 03/21 & 03/22 2014 (0)
    · Status Quo - The Frantic Four @ Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, UK 04/10/2014 (0)


    Monday, April 07

    · Blackberry Smoke + Million$Reload @ Bodega, Nottingham, UK 03/01/2014 (0)


    Sunday, April 06

    · Foreigner / Europe / FM; Glasgow Clyde Auditorium 5th April 2014 (0)


    Tuesday, April 01

    · Connecting with Disconnect - An interview with John Wesley (0)
    · The New Band in Town-Meet the UK's Messenger (0)


    Thursday, March 20

    · Voodoo Six, Santa Cruz; Buskers, Dundee 15th March 2014 (0)
    · 'Wanted' Men. An Interview With RPWL Singer Yogi Lang (0)


    Tuesday, March 18

    · The Graveltones / Cadillac Three / Buffalo Summer @ Birmingham 02/26/14 (0)
    · The Vintage Caravan @ Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, UK 03/15/2014 (0)


    Friday, March 14

    · Camel @ Town Hall, Birmingham, UK 03/10/2014 (0)


    Monday, March 03

    · Mike + The Mechanics @ Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK 03/01/2014 (0)


    Sunday, March 02

    · An Interview with Rob 'TheWitch' from Montreal metal act NecronomicoN (0)
    · An Evening With Dream Theater-Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, UK 2/15/2014 (0)


    Tuesday, February 25

    · Tarja + Elyose @ Rock City, Nottingham, UK 02/12/2014 (0)


    Sunday, February 23

    · The Answer, The King Lot - Edinburgh Liquid Room 20th Feb 2014 (0)


    Saturday, February 22

    · R.I.P. Francesco Di Giacomo, lead singer of Banco del Mutuo Soccorso (0)


    Sunday, February 16

    · Amon Amarth/Enslaved/Skeletonwitch @ The Murray Theater, Salt Lake City 2/12/14 (0)
    · Peter Hammill & Gary Lucas join forces to create Other World (0)


    Saturday, February 15

    · The Treatment + Cage The Gods + Sinners Highway @ Nottingham UK 02/04/14 (0)


    Sunday, February 09

    · Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock at The Chance 1/25/2014 (0)


    Sunday, February 02

    · Skindred + SOiL + Viza @ Rock City, Nottingham UK, 01/24/2014 (0)
    · The Return of Legendary Heavy Rock Act Bang (0)


    Friday, January 24

    · Remembering Oliver Withöft, Co-Owner of Century Media (0)


    Monday, January 20

    · FERGIE FREDERIKSEN R.I.P. (0)


    Sunday, January 19

    · Orchid, Scorpion Child, Blues Pills, & Zodiac at Dingwalls, London UK 11/3/2 (0)


    Sunday, January 05

    · A Look Ahead to 2014 with Rocksector Records Mark Appleton (0)
    · Hard Rock Hell VII Cirque Du Rock Day 3 @ Pwllheli, Wales 11/30/2013 (0)


    Sunday, December 15

    · An Interview with vocalist Peter French of the legendary Leaf Hound (0)
    · Retro Hard Rockers The Vintage Caravan Get Set to Take Over the World (0)


    Saturday, December 14

    · Gorguts, Origin, and Nero Di Marte at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY 12/13/2013 (0)


    Friday, December 13

    · Hard Rock Hell VII Cirque Du Rock Day 1 & 2 @ Pwllheli, Wales 11/28 & 29 (0)


    Friday, December 06

    · Keeping Rock 'N' Roll Alive with The Jokers (0)


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