Thursday, 23 June 2016

Inglorious Continue Non-Stop Touring & Plan Second Album




After racking up a plethora of glowing reviews for this year's self-titled debut album, British hard rockers INGLORIOUS recently stormed Download Festival and proved what others who had seen them play live before already knew: they put on an AMAZING live show.

“After playing to what the crew said looked like 15,000 people, we were high as a kite. No feeling or buzz 
I have ever had in my life will compete with that immense feeling of pride and happiness,” says frontman 
Nathan James. And indeed the crowd definitely seemed to adore what the band offered. Download 
highlights are set to air at 9pm local time on the 25th and 26th of June on Sky Arts in the UK, but a snippet of the band’s performance can be seen here prior to that:


In related news, the band has recently announced that they intend to get busy writing songs for their second album which will be recorded in August for a release pencilled in on theFrontiers Music schedule for the Spring of 2017. Musically you can expect the logical follow up to the widely acclaimed debut while the band pushes themselves forward.

INGLORIOUS have a busy touring schedule in front of them including Festival appearances, a European tour supporting Steel Panther and some UK shows with Dead Daisies. The band will also participate in the 2017 Monsters Of Rock Cruise in February and are sketching out US dates around that.

Confirmed UK/European dates are listed below, although note that they will also play a Ramblin’ Man Fair 
promotional show (free entry) at the Big Red rock bar in London on Monday 27th June.   

25.06.16 BIGGAR – Wildfire Festival
20.07.16 DUBLIN – Academy Green Room*
21.07.16 BELFAST – Limelight*
23.07.16 MAIDSTONE – Ramblin’ Man Fair
26.07.16 WOLVERHAMPTON – Slade Rooms*
27.07.16 BINGLEY – Arts Centre*
07.08.16  LOKEREN - Lokerse Feesten [Belgium]
21.08.16 FARNHAM – Weyfest Festival
10.09.16  RAISMES - Raismes Festival [France]
14.09.16 TAMPERE – Pakkahoune [Finland]** 
15.09.16  HELSINKI - The Circus [Finland]** 
17.09.16 STOCKHOLM - Debaser Medis [Sweden]** 
18.09.16  OSLO - Scentrum Scene [Norway]** 
20.09.16  COPENHAGEN – Vega [Denmark]** 
21.09.16 AARHUS – Train [Denmark]** 
24.09.16 WARSAW – Progresja [Poland]** 
25.09.16 KRAKOW – Kwadrat [Poland]** 
26.09.12 VIENNA – Gasometer [Austria]** 
28.09.16 MILAN – Alcatraz [Italy]** 
30.09.16 MUNICH – Zenith [Germany]** 
01.10.16 BERLIN - Huxley’s [Germany]** 
02.10.16 HAMBURG - Grosse Freiheit [Germany]** 
04.10.16 COLOGNE – Palladium [Germany]** 
05.10.16 OFFENBACH – Stadthalle [Germany]** 
07.10.16 STUTTGART - Porsche Arena [Germany]** 
08.10.16 LILLE – Splendid [France]** 
09.10.16 PARIS - La Cigale [France]** 
11.10.16 LUXEMBOURG – Rockhal [Luxembourg]**
12.10.16 BRUSSELS – AB [Belgium]**
13.10.16 TILBURG – O13 [Netherlands]** 
04.12.16 PORTHCAWL -  Planet Rockstock Festival

*   with Dead Daisies 
** with Steel Panther
 
Weblinks:

Tesla Mechanical Resonance Live

It’s been said that lightning never strikes the same place twice. However, it does in the case of Tesla the Band. The band is thrilled to announce the release of a live recording of their classic album, “Mechanical Resonance LIVE!”, celebrating the original multi-Platinum record’s 30th birthday in style. With a few surprises up their sleeve, including the single “Save That Goodness,” a brand new song written and produced by Phil Collen of Def Leppard, the album will be released in Europe on August 26th on TESLA’s longtime label partner Frontiers Music Srl. The record is being released in conjunction with Tesla’s US summer tour opening up for Def Leppard, where they will perform in front of over half a million fans. Please see full tour routing at http://teslatheband.com/.
Said Frank Hannon, “30 years later and the songs on our first album still rock! Making this new live album of Mechanical Resonance was a reminder of the innocence and creative beginnings of Tesla.”
Added Brian Wheat, "It was a lot of fun to re-visit some of the songs we hadn't played in decades and had a great time recording it. "
Over the course of their thirty-year career, which started in 1986, the iconic Sacramento melodic hard rock quintet—Frank Hannon [guitar], Brian Wheat [bass], Jeff Keith [lead vocals], Troy Luccketta [drums], and Dave Rude [guitar]—has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and played to sold out crowds across the globe, their three albums that followed “Mechanical Resonance” all went multi-Platinum in the US. To say TESLA live is absolutely bombastic is an understatement, they are a hard rock band to beat all hard rock bands.
The 21st century has become something of a renaissance for TESLA. Most recently, 2014’s Simplicity bowed at #14 on the Billboard Top 200. The group ignited ABC Television Network’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! in addition to scorching stages at festivals such as RocklahomaGraspop Metal Meeting, and Sweden Rock Festival as well as the Monsters of Rock Cruise! As they prepare to cut their ninth full-length studio album with Phil Collen in the producer’s chair, TESLA takes another monumental leap forward as they glance back on Mechanical Resonance Live!
Mechanical Resonance Live tracklisting:
1. Rock Me To The Top
2. Ez Come Ez Go
3. Gettin’ Better
4. Cumin’ Atcha Live
5. Changes
6. Before My Eyes
7. 2 Late 4 Love
8. We’re No Good Together
9. Love Me
10. Cover Queen
11. Little Suzi
12. Modern Day Cowboy
13. Save That Goodness (Studio Track)

Delain to release Moonbathers in August



2016 means ten years of DELAIN – and therefore ten years of larger-than-life symphonic metal!
The band's latest EP Lunar Prelude was a tasty treat earlier this year, but haven`t we all been waiting for the main course? Finally the wait is over, as DELAIN have now unveiled first and hotly anticipated details for their upcoming and fifth studio album titled Moonbathers, set to be released August 26th 2016 on Napalm Records!


Delain:
“We have never had so many milestone events in one year. The release of our EPLunar Prelude, our fifth studio album Moonbathers, our upcoming 10 year anniversarycelebrations and Live registration, and there is still more to come. All of this whileplaying our most heavy touring year ever. We are on a roll, and our new albumMoonbathers is here to embody that. We hope you will enjoy this new effort and join uson our endeavors making 2016 the biggest year for Delain ever!”


Moonbathers, mastered by Grammy award winning Ted Jensen, will satiate your hunger for the symphonic greatness, catchy hooks and a solid dose of metal that the band is known for. It showcasesDELAIN from both their most extravagant and sensitive sides as they explore all things nocturnal through an especially varied set of tracks including a surprising cover of classic rock legends Queen as well as a reappearance of Alissa White-Gluz as a special guest on opening track“Hands Of Gold”.


The visual counterpart comes courtesy of longtime collaborator and neo-Victorian romantic Glenn Arthur


The tracklist will read as follows:

1. Hands Of Gold – Featuring Alissa White-Gluz
2. The Glory and the Scum
3. Suckerpunch
4. The Hurricane
5. Chrysalis - The Last Breath
6. Fire With Fire
7. Pendulum
8. Danse Macabre
9. Scandal
10. Turn the Lights Out
11. The Monarch

Bonus CD
12. Suckerpunch    - Live In The Netherlands
13. Turn The Lights Out - Live In The Netherlands
14. The Glory And The Scum - Live In The Netherlands
15. Don't Let Go - Live In The Netherlands
16. The Glory And The Scum - Orchestra
17. Hands Of Gold - Orchestra


With ten years, touring the world with acts such as Sabaton, Nightwish or Within Temptation, two EP's and now their fifth full length album under their belt, 2016 will undoubtedly prove to be the biggest year forDELAIN so far!


PRE-ORDER Moonbathers HERE.


To support their upcoming new album live, DELAIN will be heavily hitting the road in 2016. Catch the band and their energetic live shows here: with Special Guest EVERGREY and support KOBRA AND THE LOTUS: 
14.10.2016 DE – Köln, Essigfabrik
15.10.2016 DE – Stuttgart, Im Wizemann
16.10.2016 DE – Hamburg, Gruenspan
17.10.2016 DK – Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
19.10.2016 DE – Berlin, Columbia-Theater
20.10.2016 PL – Cracov, Kwadrat
21.10.2016 PL – Warsaw, Progresja
22.10.2016 CZ – Zlin, Masters of Rock Club
25.10.2016 SK – Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
27.10.2016 AT – Vienna, Szene
28.10.2016 DE – Munich, Backstage
29.10.2016 DE – Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
30.10.2016 CH – Pratteln, Z 7
31.10.2016 FR – Lyon, Ninkasi Kao
02.11.2016 ES – Madrid, Arena
03.11.2016 FR – Toulouse, Metronum
04.11.2016 FR – Paris, Elysee Montmartre
05.11.2016 FR – Lille, Le Splendid
06.11.2016 BE – Antwerp, Trix
08.11.2016 UK  – Birmingham, Institute
09.11.2016 SCO – Glasgow, The Classic Grand
11.11.2016 IRE – Dublin, Button Factory
12.11.2016 UK – Manchester, The Ritz
13.11.2016 UK – London, Koko
15.11.2016 UK – Norwich, Waterfront
16.11.2016 UK – Southampton,  Engine Rooms
17.11.2016 UK – Cardiff, Tramshed


DELAIN FESTTIVAL DATES 2016:

25.06.16 HU - Balatonszemes, Rockpart
01.07.16 FI - Helsinki, Tuska Festival08.07.16 DE - Geiselwind, Out & Loud16.07.16 DE - Balingen, Bang Your Head Festival28.07.16 SI - Tolmin, Metaldays13.08.16 ES - Villena, Leyendas del Rock

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Prepare to be Tempted NY band Tempt Release Their Debut Album 'Runaway' in the UK





Prepare to be Tempted: NY band Tempt Release Their Debut Album ‘Runaway’ in the UK
 
Formed in New York City, with an astonishingly young yet accomplished line-up, Tempt set out their stall in magnificent fashion and deliver the goods, as their full-length debut album ‘Runaway’ (released this week on Rock Candy Records) shows. In a word, respected music journalist Malcolm Dome of Classic Rock describes ‘Runaway’ as “Brilliant!”.
 
Tempt take compelling contemporary rock as their touchstone and foundation, but also keep one foot confidently in the past, drawing on the feel good classic rock of the 80s, lending their music an undeniably retro feel. This combination of new and old gives Tempt a sound and swagger that combines the cut and thrust of modern rock (like Rival Sons and Foofighters) with the blazing pride and passion of vintage arena rock (think Van Halen and Def Leppard); a staggering achievement in this day and age.



 
Gigging locally, but focussing on writing and recording, Tempt have thrown convention to the wind and assembled ‘Runaway’,one of this year’s most arresting releases.
 
It’s an album that concentrates on the vital ingredients of any modern day contenders, filled with songs that have stupendous (but not syrupy) melodies and big, beefy hooks. Crucially, all the parts are in place, including Zach Allen’s great vocals and Harrison Marcello’s incredible guitar playing; all wrapped up in arrangements with enough twists and turns to not only satisfy the musically-minded, but to also reach out to those who just wanna rock. “We're not ashamed to just let things rock, to have ripping guitar solos and have amazing vocals and songs with huge hooks,” offers guitarist Harrison Marcello, by way of explanation. “We want to have people sing along and have a good time at our shows.”



 
“Our music is fun. We're not Neanderthals, angry at the world,” clarifies vocalist Zach Allen. “That doesn’t mean we aren’t socially or politically aware, but we are young and we are excited about life. Our music does have an edge, but that edge comes from growing up in the streets of NYC.”
 
Issued physically and digitally from last Friday June 17th, via Rock Candy Records, the fifteen track album is nothing short of a call to arms for hard rock fans on the lookout for a new and mind-blowing wake-up call. With tracks such as ‘Under My Skin’, ‘Comin’ On To You’ and the quirky ‘Neuro-Child’ leading the charge and bashing down doors, who could argue the point? Oh, did we mention the super-charged ‘Aamina’? Well, it would be rude not to.
 
In an effort to recruit as many believers as possible, Tempt will descend on British and European soil later this year, looking to solidify their offensive and take no prisoners. The warning shots have been fired: either take cover, or climb on board for the thrill of a lifetime.


The album was released in the UK 17th June via the Rock Candy website,
Amazon, iTunes and all other platforms - digital and physical.
 
Check out the album teaser here





Tax The Heat Stood On The Platform To Leave lyric video

Monday, 20 June 2016

King King announce November 2016 UK Tour with Broken Witt Rebels as support.





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King King (L-R): Wayne Proctor (drums), Lindsay Coulson (bass), Alan Nimmo (guitar, vocals), Bob Fridzema (keyboards). Photo Credit: © Rob Blackham

Award-winning Blues Rock band King King announce in association with Manhaton Records and The Gig Cartel, a nationwide UK tour during November 2016 with very special guests Broken Witt Rebels.
All tickets are priced £20.00. Planet Rock will run a 48-hour ticket pre-sale fromWednesday 22nd June. Tickets will then go on sale from Friday June 24th from the 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 478 0898 and can be booked online fromwww.thegigcartel.com.

Photo Credit: © Rob Blackham

Having scored three radio hit singles on Planet Rock with the songs CrazyHurricane, and most recently, Rush Hour, King King received a nomination for Best New Band at the 2015 Classic Rock Awards. King King followed up with a UK arena tour supportingThunder that was highlighted at a packed concert at London’s Wembley Arena, and, as a result, won them over a raft of new fans. 
The band’s 2015 album, Reaching For The Light, was voted #1 album by Blues Rock Review.  In 2014, King King won a total of five 2014 British Blues Awards, includingBest Album and Best Band. The nods came from BBC Radio 2 presenter Paul Jones to Classic Rock’s The Blues magazine. Their support slot on John Mayall’s 2014 UK tour pushed the band to another level.


Photo Credit: © Rob Blackham

In 2014, King King’s second album Standing in the Shadows, firmly established them as the leading exponents of the British Blues scene. They still retain that accolade today.
The band consists of Alan Nimmo (vocals, guitar), Lindsay Coulson (bass), Wayne Proctor (drums) and Bob Fridzema (keyboards). Today, King King are, without a shadow of a doubt, the UK’s hottest blues rock band. They are going from strength to strength.
“We’re determined to take King King to new heights,” says Alan Nimmo. “We enjoy winning over new fans who’ve discovered us for the very first time.  We’re also excited to have Broken Witt Rebels supporting us on our November tour, as they are a fine example of how a young rock group can connect to their rock and blues influences and still make it sound fresh and exciting.”  


To coincide with the November tour, King King are pleased to announce the release of a new live album.  The album will be released on CD and digital download in October. The album will include the full audio from a storming live concert in Glasgow, plus exclusive DVD filmed at a sold out concert at the Holmfirth Picturedrome in West Yorkshire.
In the last six months, the buzz around self-released, Birmingham blues rock band Broken Witt Rebels has reached a deafening roar. So much so that the band have rushed out their latest single, Guns, to capitalize on fan-driven interest.  The official video for Gunshas generated almost 400,000 views on YouTube in less than 48 hours.
Chosen by the fans, Guns is now the second single to be taken from the band’s Georgia Pine EP.   Produced by Tom Gittins (Robert Plant), the previous single, Low, was a featured track of the week on Radio X, and play-listed on Planet Rock, who are currently playing Guns.


Broken Witt Rebels. Photo Credit: © Steve Moulin

GUNS pays homage to their hometown of Birmingham with a melody and energy that tears through you, with the refrain. “Born and raised where Guns are made, they burn bright like a cigarette.”  
The Birmingham four-piece is comprised of James Tranter (guitar), Danny Core(vocals), Luke Davis (bass) and James Dudley (drums). Their bluesy southern swagger has drawn favourable comparisons with Kings of Leon, Alabama Shakes and The Black Keys.


Photo Credit: © Rob Blackham


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Photo Credit: © Rob Blackham