Sunday, 31 August 2014

Night Ranger Islington Academy 12-03-15



Tickets bought!!

Ten to release new album Albion

British Hard rock giants TEN are returning with what is already being acclaimed as the best album in their history. ‘ALBION’ is the title of the album, the term being the earliest documented name for the collective British Isles from the time of Queen Boadicia.

ALBION’ is fine collection of songs steeped in all the trademark essences associated with the band and is instantly recognisable asTEN.

This is classic Ten in every sense of the phrase.

New European based label ROCKTOPIA RECORDS are proud that this album will carry their prestigious RTP001 catalogue number.
In an exciting development, Gary and the guys have been so productive over the past year that ‘ALBION’ will actually be the first of a two album release situation on ROCKTOPIA.

The second, as yet untitled album, to be released early next year. A schedule not unlike the historical situation when TEN was born, releasing their debut ‘Ten’ and ‘The Name Of The Rose’ in quick succession.

The collection of songs on ‘ALBION’ are destined to become Melodic Hard Rock Anthems.


The Official Release Date for ‘ALBION’ is November 21st Worldwide.


However ROCKTOPIA will be Pre-Releasing the Album to Direct Sales, only in Europe and America, from Monday 27th October. This follows TEN's Friday 24th October Firefest appearance where the album will be previewed and the first CD copies will be available.
ALBION’ will also represent another first for Ten with the release of a limited edition double gatefold vinyl album including many collectable items which will be an absolute must-have for fans of the band.
The name TEN is synonymous with some of the music genre's most striking album sleeves.
In keeping with this TEN tradition the artwork this time is provided by the exceptionally talented Gaetano Di Falco.

ALBION’ is produced by Gary Hughes and once again mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward.

This is an exciting era for TEN. It features all the familiar faces and one or two new ones who have integrated seamlessly, embellishing the Ten sound and taking things to yet another level. TEN are definitely firing on all cylinders.
More information on this will follow shortly in forthcoming TEN press releases.




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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Joe Bonamassa Different Shades Of Blue episode 2

Second  Episode of 5 about the recording of Different Shades Of Blue, the new studio album by Joe Bonamassa, which is to be released by Provogue Records in Europe on September 22. 

This episode features the new song " Get Back My Tomorrow ".

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Mr Big Stories We Could Tell now out on September the 29th on Frontiers and announce touring drummer




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 29th September, followed by North American release on Tuesday 30th September via Frontiers Music Srl.


UK Release: 29th September 2014
North American Release: 30th September 2014
via Frontiers Music Srl

Mr Big today announced today that drummer Pat Torpey's fill-in for the band's upcoming World Tour will be Matt Starr. Matt is currently Ace Frehley's drummer and will sit in for Torpey (who was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease) throughout MR BIG's tour in support of their latest album, "...The Stories We Could Tell".

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Joe Bonamassa Different Shades Of Blue Episode 1

First Episode of 5 about the recording of Different Shades Of Blue, the new studio album by Joe Bonamassa, which is to be released by Provogue Records in Europe on September 22. 


This episode features the new song " Never Give All Your Heart ". 



Dream Theater Breaking The Fourth Wall Live From The Boston Opera House


Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER will release "Breaking The Fourth Wall (Live From The Boston Opera House)", a live Blu-ray/DVD set of the band's one-of-a-kind performance from the Boston Opera House on March 25, 2014. Produced by the band's own John Petrucci, filmed and directed by Pierre and François Lamoureux, and mixed and mastered by Richard Chycki, "Breaking The Fourth Wall (Live From The Boston Opera House)" is over two hours in length, capturing the special evening, which featured guest performances from The Berklee College Of Music Orchestra And Choir.
Due on September 30 via Roadrunner"Breaking The Fourth Wall (Live From The Boston Opera House)" will be available in multiple configurations including Blu-ray, a two-DVD set, and a webstore deluxe exclusive Blu-ray/three-CD set with poster, all currently available for pre-order via the Roadrunner Records webstore. Furthermore, DREAM THEATER has premiered a video of "The Looking Glass" (live) taken from "Breaking The Fourth Wall (Live From The Boston Opera House)", which can be seen below. All pre-orders for the webstore exclusive will receive an instant download of "The Looking Glass" (live).
Here is the link  http://www.dreamtheater.net/preorder





DREAM THEATER's John Petrucci commented on the special event saying: "In many ways, this was a huge homecoming for the band given the history of DREAM THEATER's origins and ties with Berklee.
"With John [Myung, bass] and I both being alumni and Mike [Mangini, drums] having been a professor at the college for 10 years, we saw the opportunity to perform together with the students of Berklee as a tremendous thrill and honor.
"We are extremely grateful for everyone's hard work in making this special event a reality and to all who participated."
He continued: "All of the Berklee College instrumentalists and vocalists did an outstanding job that night and it was awesome to have one of its students, Eren Başbuğ orchestrate and conduct them live at the Opera House after having been a part of our latest studio release in the same capacity.
"DREAM THEATER has always had a great connection to the city of Boston and we knew that against the backdrop of the beautiful Opera House, this would end up being a historic stop on our 'Along For The Ride' world tour and an evening most definitely worth capturing on video.
"Beautifully filmed and directed by Pierre Lamoureux and brilliantly mixed and mastered by Richard Chycki, this is, in my opinion, a major highlight in our nearly 30-year career as a band. We are eagerly anticipating its release this fall and really hope that everyone enjoys it!"
DREAM THEATER keyboardist, Jordan Rudess spoke to GetYourRockOut at this year's Sonisphere festival in the U.K. about whether the band has already begun thinking about the follow-up to last year's self-titled release. He said: "We haven't really gotten into serious band discussions about what's gonna happen next, although we've had little discussions between some of us about what we would like to see happen next. At the same, if I get a good idea in the middle of the night, or whatever, I'll record it onto my iPhone. I elected James [LaBrie, vocals] to kind of be the keeper of some of my ideas; I'll send him little YouTube clips of me playing something I think is cool. And then when it wraps around and we get into writing again and start our process, then we'll go back an see what we've got and kind of figure it out."
Rudess also reassured fans that there are no plans for DREAM THEATER to stop making new music and become a nostalgia act. He said: "Oh, no no no. We love what we do. We're passionate about making music and as composers; that's just who we are. DREAM THEATER has never been a band that hit at a particular fashionable point and said, 'OK, that's basically it.' We're a band that really… It's important to us to write music and put it out there and to work together. And we love it. And that's why we keep going."
DREAM THEATER's latest, self-titled album sold around 34,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 7 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on September 24, 2013 via Roadrunner.