Sonntag, 30. März 2014

Brian May & Kerry Ellis - The Candlelight Concerts - Live At Montreux 2013 VÖ: 28. März 2014

Blu Ray-Review: Brian May & Kerry Ellis - The Candlelight Concerts - Live At Montreux 2013

Im Juli 2013 rockten Gitarren Virtuose Brian May (Queen) und Musicaldarstellerin Kerry Ellis (bekannt u.a. aus dem Queen Musical We Will Rock You) das Montreux Jazz Festival - um genau zu sein am 19. Juli - dem Geburtstag von Brian May. 

Ihr Set beinhaltet vordergründig Unplugged Songs, von Balladen, Queen-Songs und Coverversionen. Die Songauswahl umfasst unter anderem: Nothing Really Has Changed, We Will Rock You, No One But You, Crazy Little Thing Called Love und viele mehr. 

Love Of My Life ist sehr rührend im Englischen würde man sagen "a very touching performance". Bei We will Rock you stimmen die Fans mit Klatschen und Stampfen mit ein! Gänsehautfeeling pur. 

Last but not least bleibt nur zu sagen, dass Brian May und Kerry Ellis eine super Darbietung liefern. Wenn man nicht wüsste, dass Frau Ellis erst 34 ist würde man glatt meinen sie steht schon seit 25 Jahren mit Brian zusammen auf einer Bühne. 

Der Blu Ray liegt noch eine CD namens "Acoustic By Candlelight" bei, die im Herbst 2012 auf Brian und Kellys Tour aufgezeichnet wurde. Ebenso erhältlich: DVD und CD-Set. 

Tracks Blu Ray: 

1. I Who Have Nothing
2. Dust In The Wind
3. Born Free
4. Somebody To Love
5. Nothing Really Has Changed
6. Life Is Real
7. The Way We Were
8. `39 
9. Something
10. Last Horizon
11. Love Of My Life
12. The Kissing Me Song
13. Tie Your Mother Down
14. We Will Rock You
15. On One But You
16. Crazy Little thing Called Love

Tracks CD:

1. Born Free
2. I Loved A Butterfly
3. I Who Have Nothing
4. Dust In The Wind
5. The Kissing Me Song
6. Nothing Really Has Changed
7. Life Is Real
8. The Way We Were
9. Something
10. Love Of My Life
11. I`m Not That Girl
12. I Can`t Be Your Friend
13. In The Black Midwinter
14. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
15. No One But You (Only The Good Die Young)

VÖ: 28. März 2014
Format: Musik Blu-Ray+CD-Set
Katalognummer: ERBCD5217 (DVD+CD-Set: EAGDV030)
Bildformat: 16:9
Sound-Formate: DTS-HD Master Audio, LPCM Stereo
Spielzeit: ca. 92 Min. 
Untertitel: - 

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Samstag, 29. März 2014

Die Authoren Rabea Bender und Peter Michel veröffentlichen ihr neues Buch: Heiteres Hügelballett...

Unser Buchtipp der Woche: Heiteres Hügelballett - In 12 Radetappen von Heskem nach Verona
geschrieben von Rabea Bender und Peter Michel... gleich heute HIER klicken und direkt im Shop von Eventtor Marburg bestellen.

Freitag, 28. März 2014

OUT 28th March 2014 - Whipping Princess new single BIRTH OF RAGE

We are proud to announce that the bands new single is out now! So better watch the new video now and share it til your fingers bleed!

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Donnerstag, 27. März 2014

Weapon (UK) - new album out 22nd April 2014 - pre-order your copy now... ALBUM OF THE MONTH APRIL

HELL YEAH! New Weapon album out soon... pre-order your copies through RocketQueenPromotion directly! WE love the new album and we are rocking and rolling to it right now!

Sonntag, 23. März 2014

Il Da Morte

In the fall of 2011, Eric Evatt, Dick Payne, and Roger George began creating the foundation of what has come to be known as Il Da Morte. Drawing upon songs written by Eric Evatt, they quickly found their sound and niche within the local metal scene. Quickly, they began to write more material and progress into the powerhouse trio that they are today.

The sound of Il Da Morte draws heavily upon the influences of old school metal, delivering a brutality laced groove. Being a trio, their sound is composed of grooves and breakdowns as opposed to the blistering ego-feeding guitar solos of other bands. The thick rhythm section of Dick Paynes low end thundering bass and Roger Georges intricate but in the pocket drums set the foundation for Eric Evatts crushing yet melodic guitar work. Live, Il Da Morte dominates every stage they step foot on with a professional determination to leave the audience screaming for more.

Crawling out of the backwoods of Southwest Missouri comes a force hellbent on pounding eardrums into submission. Crank it up and treat your brainpan to some moonshine induced brutality


Eric Evatt - Vocals and Lead Guitar
Dick Payne - Bass Guitar
Roger George - Percussion

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Samstag, 22. März 2014


Pic copyright by Nina Elsaesser

|: Weiß auf schwarzem Grund:
Ayscobe --

Ein dunkelbuntes Kaleidoskop durch
das diese Band uns einlädt,
die Welt zu betrachten --

Und so hat auch ihr erstes Album,
die Rockoper „Beside yourself“,
den Verstand einer Psychose als
Ort des Geschehens -- :|

Die Band Ayscobe wurde im Jahre 2003 durch Michael Tenten in
Gammertingen gegründet. Die Reise von einer reinen Hobbyband
hin zu einem professionellen Niveau begann gewiss durch die
Fertigstellung des ersten Albums „Beside yourself“ im Jahre
2010, was Ayscobe als ein Projekt mit wechselnden Musikern
platzierte. Die treibende Kraft durch die Jahre hindurch bilden
bis heute die Urheber der Band Michael Tenten und Ulrich Tress.
Komplexe  Musik  und  Kunst  birgt  oft  auch  eine  Herausforderung
ans Publikum, diese Welt kennen zu lernen um sich selbst darin
finden  zu  können.  Bei  der  Musik  von  Ayscobe  ergibt  sich  bei
jedem  Mal  ein  anderes  Hörerlebnis.  Hörgewohnheiten  werden
gebrochen  und  ein  sich  einlassendes  Publikum  wird  aus  dem
Alltag  hinaus  eingeladen  in  eine  abstrakt-taktile  Welt  des
Wahnsinns. Das macht einen besonderen Reiz dieser Kunstform und
des Stils von Ayscobe aus.


-  2003: Gründung
-  2005: Erste feste Besetzung bis 2008
-  2007: Ausverkauftes Konzert im Eppler Haus Tübingen
-  2008: Anfang des Projektes „Beside yourself“
-  2009: Uraufführung „Beside yourself“ im FMZ Stuttgart
-  2010: Weltweite Veröffentlichung der Rockoper „Beside
 yourself“ auf CD (Derzeit ausverkauft)
-  2010: Etliche Konzerte im Umkreis Stuttgart
-  2012: Support von Skullfist und Steelwing im Roxy
-  2012: Beginn der Zusammenarbeit mit RedLionMusic Booking
-  2012: Tourvorbereitung in Neubesetzung:
 Andreas Sigg (Drums)
 Ulrich Tress (Bass)
 David Knobespieß (Vox)
 Marius Paul (2nd Guitar)
 Michael Tenten (Lead guitar)
-  2013: Albtour, vier Konzerte
 -  2013: Endgültige Besetzung:
 Andreas Sigg (Drums)
 Ulrich Tress (Bass)
 Enno Hesse (Vox)
 Christoph Lorch (2nd Guitar)
 Michael Tenten (Lead Guitar)
-  2013: Supporttour mit Blitzkrieg (U.K.) von Tilburg (NL)
 bis Osnabrück.

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Whipping Princess


"The band that leaves an imprint in the soul"

The 1st gig @ Bodoni Malmö

With a powerful blend of classic genres such as soul, rock, blues, punk and metal, band creates a dirty 70`s sound. It´s classic rock for a modern audience, with energy and focus it´s raised above the ordinary thanks to a tight sound and a powerful and explosive voice with a touch
of classic rock song.

Birth of Whipping Princess

Tired of a life as a whipping boy Karl Hinterleither, lover of rock, felt that the musical career he aspired was far away. But luck turned in the right direction when his path crossed with Jenny Jonasson, a singer with roots in the blues. Together the wanted to create a new sound. With real rawness and deep heavy bottom in the music, but still melodic. This was the beginning of Whipping Princess and the end of 2010 the band was accomplished with Linus Henriksson on drums and Simon Södererg on guitar.
Whipping Princess with Jan Sjöö on drums

Jan Sjöö replaced Linus on drums in 2012 and in 2013 he decided to leave the band for private issues.Bezze joined the band in may 2013.

In November 2013 Whipping Princess signed with Blackstream records.




Since I was a child there has always been music around me. I remember sitting next to my grandfather and he would always sing for me and my sister. My father played a lot of rock n roll music, introducing me to Roy Orbinson, Little Richard, Cliff Richard and Elvis Presley and so on. He is also a big "Shadows" and "Spotnics" fan. So I ve been brain washed with their music all my life. When I was about eight I really loved Slade, the songs My oh my and Run runaway. I used to sing them over and over again. I`ve always loved to sing hardrock, there s so much tention in the music.

I have been expressing my creativity in different kind of ways for as long as I can remember. Writing lyrics or poems, drawing, photography, dancing. The feeling of creating something from scratch with my bare hands gives me satisfaction. I get the same feeling when I sing. I met with Karl and it clicked. We were on the same page, wanting to move forward and create something great. And it became Whipping Princess.



I started as a seven year old kid listening to Judas Priest, Whitesnake and the Clash.
A little while later Motley Crue and Hanoi Rocks hit my ears. And WOW! There is melodic heavy punk, glam, metal and bluesy rock-dirty as hell.

After being listening to this music I wanted to make the same heavy n cool sound. Around eight I started to write lyrics and make some noise. Well, I can tell that it wasnt that good at the time, but I had a goal. I tried as many instruments as I could lay my hands on, listening to more music of all kind.

Around twelve I started to play with other kids at some local youth centre. Mostly I played bass and guitar writing my own music and lyrics. At fifteen I started to sing more in some sort of punk/glam band. I quit school, got a daytime job, trying to find the right people to do music with.

Time went by without finding the right ones to make it happen. I was searching for width. I had become someone that wasn t only for one music style. And I never wanted to do covers and still don´t.I was part of many small projects, often as a singer, that at first seemed to be the right thing.

Periodically I got so tired of trying to reach out with the music, that I put my soul on hold. And that made me implode, so I couldn t stop writing music. It has been a long and winding journey until the day I met Jenny and we discussed about doing something about our mix. And again WOW! Someone that is willing to work as hard as me. Together we found melodic heavy punk, glam, metal and bluesy rock-dirty as hell. And so Whipping Princess was born.



As a child I listened to my mothers music which was a lot of rock n roll, real old school rock n roll. When I got a little older I fell over some Metallica records, and "hell yeah" I found where I belong.

At ten I fell in love with the sound from a guitar. I began the municipal music school and learned how to handle this six string instrument.

During the school years I went through a few so called bands and I loved every single note of it. That made me have a goal in the future, which way I wanted to head. After my school was done I entered my first real band named "Ojud" playing covers, mostly punk and metal songs. After a couple of years the band hit the grave after losing members.

After a while I found a new project we decided to call "Hardrock Bastards", also punk and metal covers, so there is where my heart is. And this ended too by some reasons. During some years I went through many tryouts trying to find the right thing for me.

I moved from north to south of Sweden for my daytime job. At that time I got a lot of free time and longing to make some noise. I found a musician add on a website, a band in Malmoe looking for an evil grinded
guitar player. I answered and they answered back, and I stepped into the world of Whipping Princess.



Hey there Im Behzad, I live in Sweden but I am from Iran. I started out to play the drums when I was seven years old but already before that I always had music around me even when my mom was pregnant with me. I was raised in a small town called Alingsas near Gothenburg. During my schooltime music was my kind of teraphy. All sorts of it. Rock, pop, RnB, trance, blues, jazz, persian, etc.

In swedish 2nd grade in school I started playing the drums at a classmates house. From there I just continued playing. I was a very messy kid back in the days so my mom went to the socials and got me a so called contact-person. A contact-person is a guy who meets up with your kids once in a week and doing stuffs and learning the kid etiquette and raising it. However, Jonathan as his name was, he happened to also be playing the drums and every week I went home with him we sat and played the drums. We did so for several years until I started my own band back in the year 2000. We called us selves "Red Stars". The same year my mom Zohre, bought me my first drumset. God bless her. My dad Behroz, bought me a drumbook with notes and a education cd. God bless him too!

Anyway I played with the band "Red Stars" for nearly 3 years and we had some small gigs. In swedish college I wanted to go to theatre class instead of music cause I like the acting thing. But my music friends was in music so I did a few gigs with them and their class. That year 2003 I sold my drums that my mom bought me and with that money I bought my drums that I have now. A Tama Rockstar kit with 6 tomtoms. Year 2004 I started two other bands in Gothenburg. I played with them 2 years each and played at many gigs and did some recordings.

My girlfriens left me in the early 2011, my job fired me and I left the bands cause I was totally cracked and brokenhearted. But I came back on my foots quick. I moved back to Alingsas and lived there with some other guys in two different big apartments for about 1,5 years totally. I did not play in a band cause I did not believe at all that I would become a drummer in Sweden. Then my friend Max offered me an apartment in Perstorp, almost 300 kilometers away from Alingsas. I thought it might be a whole new fresch start in my life.

I said yes and moved here and I met theese guys Simon, Jenny and Karl in the city Malmo 80 kilometers from Perstorp. I met them at first in a page called before I moved here. When I auditioned at their place I felt immediately that "this is it, this is what I have been looking and benn searching for my whole drumming life!!!!!" During the audition it "clicked" immediately!!! So, here I am... new member of Whipping Princess, still single, my life has been trough a transition, and my life could not be other than going up for the better. God bless you guys Jenny, Simon and Karl. And God bless you all readers!

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Power Theory

Power Theory®

Power Theory was founded and formed by Bob Ballinger, and the early line-up included Charlie Gallagher on Bass after Bob and Charlie disbanded Night Myst. Even though we generated some local buzz, the early line-up was short lived because not all members understood the vision of being a traditional heavy metal band, not nu-metal.

In order to strengthen the vision and line up changes were made. Steve Sabo was added on drums, and Dave Santini joined as vocalist. Bob & Dave formed and instant bond in songwriting and began putting material together for the EP "Metal Forever". Charlie Gallagher stepped down as bassist, and Jason Tete joined.

The EP "Metal Forever" was recorded with Jason Grosse at 1021 Studios in Bristol, PA and independently released. The band played live extensively and started writing & recording material at 1021 Studios for a full length release.With the material completed by September 2010, we hired the legendary Achim Koehler to master the project and independently released "Out of the Ashes, Into the Fire". In the fall,  Steve Sabo was replaced as drummer and Chris "Chachie" Smith filled in temporarily. Although Chris's picture appears on the CD liner notes, Steve Sabo actually recorded drums for the album.

Power Theory signed a 2 year deal with Pure Steel Records Germany in February and "Out of the Ashes, Into the Fire" was repackaged an internationally released on April 29th,  2011 at "Keep it True" Festival in Königshofen, Germany. Soon after the release, bassist Jason Tete amicably parted ways with the band for family reasons and was replaced by Jay "Viking Jay" Pekala.Finally in summer a vital missing piece, a true metal drummer, was added in Lorin Savadove. Now with a more dynamic back line the band started recording our follow up album at 1021 Studios again.

The band gained more extensive live exposure  and expanded our range to neighboring local states and continued recording new material for a sophomore release. We also accepted an invitation from Datis Alee to play Warriors of Metal V Open Air in Ohio on June 29th, 2012. The band and label chose that to be our official release date for "An Axe to Grind" our second full length release  with cover artwork by Eliran Kantor, on Pure Steel Records. We played more national act shows that summer that included label mates Exxplorer , Sleepy Hollow, and Widow, as well as White Wizzard, Icarus Witch, October 31, and Anvil Bitch. In September we opened up for German Metal Icons Accept and Kreator in our home town of Philadelphia to a packed house. Jay Pekala departed the band after the Accept show.

Recording for a 3rd full length release began in March at Hard Attack Entertaiment Studios with Matt DiFabio (Single Bullet Theory, Pissing Razors) as engineer and producer, and Peter Baltes of Accept lending his hand as Executive Producer, and co-writer of a track to the project. During the initial sessions it was clear a powerful transformation was taking place in the new material and ultimately some changes would be necessary to ensure the beat delivery of the material recorded and live. The band chose to amicably part ways with Dave Santini and search for a new lead vocalist with more range, and a a second guitarist as lead guitar. Nygil Hoch was recruited as lead guitarist and NYC area vocalist Jeff Rose earned the vocalist spot by his preparation and talent.
Long time band friends Paul Orkin (Flesh Engine) and Drew Foster had been generously filling in on bass duties for live shows, but pro bassist and label mate Alan D'Angelo (Livesay, Sleepy Hollow)  completed the new line up. Now revamped and ready to roll the band returned to the main stage for Warriors of Metal Open Air VI  in Ohio to play a killer live set with old and new material and was greatly accepted by the fans. In October 2013 Power Theory embarked on it's first national US tour as main support for Seven Witches and headliner Vicious Rumors on the second leg of the "Metal Masters Tour" and returned home to support Raven in Delaware just after. Matt DiFabio has become an all around mentor to Power Theory and taken us into the Hard Attack Ent. roster as family. Sadly in late November drummer Lorin Savadove had decided to step down indefinitely due to an injury to his right ankle that wasn't healing due to a need to rest and rehab it. Pro Drummer Nick Bunzck has been recruited to fill in for Lorin.

Early highlights have the band playing shows with national acts, Single Bullet Theory and Byzantine in February, label mates Arctic Flame and Primeval Realm in March, and heading to Chicago April 4th to play Ragnarökkr Metal Apocalypse/Chicago Metal Fest alongside Picture, Grim Reaper, Riot, and Voltax. Completion of recording for our third album "Driven by Fear" with cover artwork by Timo Weurz is approaching with a summer release date on Pure Steel Records planned.
..... To be continued !

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Mike LePond`s Silent Assassins

Mike LePond`s Silent Assassins

Pic © by Jatzi Nieto Photography

Well, it's been an amazing two year Journey. Waking up late at night with melodies pounding in Mike LePond`s brain, writing lyrics on coffee stained napkins, and obsessing over riffs for hours like a lunatic! But to see the fruits of his blood, sweat and tears finally come to life makes it all worth it. This CD is all his. Mike wrote all the music, and all the lyrics. For Mike it is one of the most satisfying things he has ever done and he can't wait to share it with you.


The name of the project and the album will be called "Mike LePond's SILENT ASSASSINS". It is a heavy metal/power metal record that combines all the influences of Mike`s favorite bands from the past and present. It is a full hour of headbanging riffs, kick ass vocals, and epic tales. There is something in there for any style of metal you enjoy! Metal Mike (Halford, Testament) is on lead guitar and Alan Tecchio (Autumn Hour, Watchtower) is on vocals.

If you want to donate money to breathe life into Mikes project please visit the procet at KICKSTARTER to donate. If you click the HERE you will be directed to the page where you can make a donation. 

More info and updates SOON! 

Official Promotions by Rocket Queen Promotion Germany

Midnite Sky

Midnite Sky

NEW ALBUM OUT 04.01.2014

Midnite Sky
„ Blood, Sweat And A Little More “

Die Stuttgarter Band MIDNITE SKY steht seit über 15 Jahren für melodischen Hardrock den amerikanische Hochglanz-Bands wie Dokken, Van Halen oder Mötley Crüe in den 80er Jahren etabliert haben. Raumgreifende Riffs, mehrstimmiger Chorgesang, tighte Rhythmusarbeit werden zu eingängig rockenden Songs verschmolzen, wie man sie aus eben jener Epoche kennt und schätzt.Über die Jahre hinweg konnten MIDNITE SKY ihren Ruf als formidable Live Band im Vorprogramm von T.N.T., Bonfire, Shakra oder Uriah Heep eindrucksvoll unter Beweis stellen. Ende 2013 veröffentlichten sie ihr brandneues Album “Blood, Sweat And A Little More”, aufgenommen und produziert komplett in Eigenregie.

Mit “Blood, Sweat And A Little More” legt die Band nunmehr ihren zweiten vollwertigen Longplayer vor. Die Qualitäten wie griffige Hooks, stilistische Bandbreite sowie fundiertes musikalisches Handwerk, die schon den Vorgänger „Rock The Planet“ auszeichneten, wurden auf dem neuen Album noch mehr verfeinert. Auch auf dem neuen Output bilden hochmelodische Momente wie „Feels Like Heaven“ oder „All I Ever Want“, klassische Gute-Laune- Nummern ( „Waiting For Your Love“) sowie dramatisch vorwärts rockende Songs („Lay Down Your Fear“, „Hellfire“) eine breite, gelungene Auswahl an traditionellem Hardrock amerikanischer Prägung. Noch ausgereifter als schon im beachtlichen Vorgänger verstehen es MIDNITE SKY ihre musikalischen Stärken zu bündeln und präsentieren sich energiegeladen, frisch, immer kompetent aber niemals aufdringlich. Natürlich erfindet die Band das musikalische Rad nicht neu, überzeugt aber mit kompakten, ausgefeilten Arrangements, die den Hörer unweigerlich in ihren Bann ziehen und ihn einladen, eine gute Zeit zu verbringen.

„Blood, Sweat And A Little More“ ist ein gelungenes Beispiel dafür wie 80er-Jahre-Stadionrock zu klingen hat… nicht mehr, aber auch ganz bestimmt nicht weniger.



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Grand Design


Grand Design was formed in 2006 by vocalist/producer Pelle Saether, and the band’s first 1st album “Time Elevation” was release by AOR Heaven in October 2009.  The album featured guest spots from guitarists Janne Stark and Tommy Denander. The release gained massive success and was awarded ‘best album’ and ‘best song’ by BeRockRadio and received numerous top 10 positions for “best album 2009”. Several concerts, including the prestigious FireFest in Nottingham, UK proved that Grand Design also deliver live. Pelle Saether comments: ”Since we all love Def Leppard, it will always be an influence we use to spice things up.”

Two years later, it was time for Grand Design’s second album – “Idolizer”.
Pelle says: “We knew we had found a formula to make an 80’s rock record work in the 21st century – so why change it?” With new anthems like “Get On With Action”, “OughtoGraph” and “Your Love’s A Runaway”, “Idolizer” followed up the fans expectations. Grand Design again proved that the songs and sound of 80’s rock belong in your players and on the big stages.

In 2012 the line-up saw singer Pelle Saether and guitarist Dennis Vestman, now flanked by guitarist Janne Stark (Constancia, Overdrive etc), bassist Mats Vassfjord (Chris Laney Band, Scaar) and drummer Peter Hermansson (Talisman, John Norum, 220 Volt). The band  also did numerous shows in Sweden as well as outside the country.

Early 2013 the band has finished two new songs, featuring guest singer Susie Päivärinta (of Lili & Susie), of which the song “Baby It’s You” (Promises cover) was released as a single and video in June 2013. The band also welcomed new drummer Magnus Ulfstedt (Eclipse, Jimi Jamison, Talisman, Lion’s Share etc), who made his debut on the video. The band also performed at festivals such as Skogsröjet and Rock Out Wild, together with bands like Twisted Sister, Lita Ford, Pain and Lizzy Borden.

In 2014 Grand Design are confirmed for several shows/tours/festivals - MelodicRockFest 4 Chicago, U.S.A, Grand  Design Italy Tour, Grand Design Spain Tour, Crashdiet + Grand Design shows. 
New Grand Design album out september 2014!!

More shows and tours are currently being booked! 
Get on with the action!!

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Pelle Saether: vocals
Dennis Vestman: guitar+backing vocals
Janne Stark: guitar+backing vocals
Mats Vassfjord: bass+backing vocals
Magnus Ulfstedt: drums+backing vocals


Time Elevation (2009)                       

Idolizer (2011)

Press quotes:   
These guys are the total package and are just unbelievable songwriters, musicians and (if there was any justice) soon to be  superstars! 5/5 RockEyez (U.S.A)

Grand Design understand the blueprint for smile-on-your-face rock and Idolizer represents the perfect plan for world domination. 10/10 RushOnRock (U.K)     

Leave everything you do and run to buy this album! These Swedish Rockers have done again an amazing work and Sweden for one more time presents one more melodic masterpiece!! 10/10 BeRockRadio MiniZine (Gre)

This is one album you don't want to end, you just want to hear more and more. Talk about infectious, this one will reach down and infect your blood stream and rock every blood vessel. Another stunning album from the Swedes. 10/10 The Mayfairmallzine 
Time Elevation: This is an album you don’t have to hesitate to buy because this is a MUST for everyone. 4.5/5 – (Swe)

The riffs just make you feel in love. “Time Elevation“ is an awesome melodic release album and Grand Design gonna be sure on the top bands at the melodic rock scene. 10/10 - BeRockRadio (Gre)

I expect to see it in many peoples top ten lists at the end of the year and am certain it will end up in mine. 5/5 –ZeeZeeDawson (UK)

This is a stunning CD that should be picked up!!!!
 5/5 – RockEyez (USA)

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Complex 7

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Colorstone is: 

Fredrik Bergengren - guitars, keyboards and backing vocals
Johan Dahlström - lead and backing vocals
Olle Nilsson - drums, percussion and backing vocals
Samir Dounas - bass and backing vocals 

And we`ve been around for a while! You might recognize us from groups like Time Gallery, Tricky Track and SilverMountain. Individually we have worked with big time producers like Keith Olsen (Fleetwood Mac, Saga, Rick Springfield, Night Ranger and so on), Nick Foss (DAD) as well as swedish artists like Mikael Rickfors, Mikael Wiehe and Johan Ekelund. To name just a few. 

We have played on more than 50 albums in different styles and toured throughout Scandinavia, Germany, England and Spain. We`ve also worked in recodrung studios in the States and Scandinavia. 

Now Colorstone is back with  a new album soon to be released. But first the single "Never To Late" is will be out"! This is exactly what Colorstone is aobut. Heavy rock with groovy rhythm and strong melodies. 

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Byron Nemeth

Byron Nemeth has a new song and video called "A New Freedom" featuring Jeremy Colson/Drums and Philip Bynoe/Bass from the Steve Vai Band and Mark Boals/Vocals from Yngwie Malmsteen's early records.

The song was Produced, Engineered and Mixed at Steve Vai's recording studio "The Mothership" on June 10th, 11th & 12th, 2013 in Los Angeles by Greg Wurth who has worked on all of Steve Vai's projects. The Mastering was done by Maor Applebaum who has Mastered for Rob Halford, Armored Saint, Sepultura and many others. The Video is by Scottsdale, AZ based Echo Star Cinema/Steven Esparza and will be released world wide on You Tube and iTunes.

"A New Freedom"

Music & Lyrics written by: Byron Nemeth
Vocal Melodies written by: Mark Boals

Guitars: Byron Nemeth
Vocals: Mark Boals
Drums: Jeremy Colson
Bass: Philip Bynoe

Produced, Engineered & Mixed by: Greg Wurth
Assistant Engineers: Shane Fitzgibbon & Ryan Staples

Recorded at: Steve Vai's "The Mothership" Recording Studio
June 10th, 11th & 12th, 2013. Los Angeles, California.

Mastered by: Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering - California - U.S.A

Video by: Echo Star Cinema | Steven Esparza



Executive Producer: Byron Nemeth

Byron Nemeth

Byron was first bitten by the musical bug at the age of 5 upon hearing The Beatles and was then turned on to the likes of Randy Rhoads, Michael Schenker, Jimmy Page, Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, all of whom influenced his playing, along with Dream Theater, Rush and jazz and classical music.  When he was 18 Byron formed his first band, Sacred Heart and played the Cleveland club circuit up to NYC landmarks such as CBGB and The Cat Club. Currently based in the Southwest Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona area Byron is recording and playing the West Coast.

Byron’s current project is a new song and video release entitled "A New Freedom" featuring Jeremy Colson/Drums and Philip Bynoe/Bass from the Steve Vai Band and Mark Boals/Vocals from Yngwie Malmsteen's early records. This recording further explores Byron’s talents as a lyricist, in addition to composer.

The song was produced at Steve Vai's recording studio "The Mothership" on June 10th, 11th & 12th 2013 in Los Angeles by Greg Wurth who has also engineered on all of Steve Vai's projects. The Mastering is by Maor Appelbaum who has mastered for Rob Halford, Armored Saint, Sepultura and many others. Video is produced by Scottsdale, AZ based Echo Star Cinema/Steven Esparza and has been released world wide on You Tube and iTunes.

Byron Nemeth

The photo album of the recording of "A New Freedom" is here on Facebook:  CLICK HERE

Prior to this most recent project, February 8th, 2013, Pure Steel Records – Germany, re-released a limited vinyl Re-Master of the 1992 album Amon-ra - “In the Company of the Gods”.  This was the second re-release by Pure Steel Records of Byron’s past works. Featuring Byron Nemeth/Guitars, Dan Mattingly/Vocals, Kris Dugan/Drums, Ken Dugan/Bass and Jimm Motyka/Keyboards. This release included 4 - 1993 bonus tracks. These tracks featured Byron Nemeth/Guitars, Kris Dugan/Drums, Ken Dugan/Bass, Steve Revay/Keyboards and Brian Miller/Vocals.  The gateway fold artwork for this album was created by renowned German artist Timo Wuerz.

The first re-release by Pure Steel Records – took place on April 27th, 2012 when Sacred Heart - "The Vision" - music from the original 1989 Cassette, saw the light of day as a new CD at the mighty "Keep-It-True" Festival in Koenigshofen. Germany. The CD was Re-Mastered by studio guru Bruce Maddocks in Los Angeles in January of 2012. A video production of ‘I Am The Walrus’ – originally released in 2006 on ‘The Force Within’ album - preceded these projects in August 2011.  Produced by Steven Esparza & Robert Turchick with a special guest appearance by Cathy Rankin.  Shot on location in Scottsdale at 98 KUPD S – ‘Arizona’s Real Rock Station’, The Water Mark “Horse Gargoyle” Sculptures & Yip Dog Studios.

The year of 2009/2010 was a great year for Byron and his band, Byron Nemeth Group (BNG), they released 5 songs with vocals and lyrics by Ray Richter, Joseph Hengesbaugh/Keyboards & Piano, Fletcher Little/Bass, Scott Monos/Drums, Dave Clark/Drums & Percussion (Demon’s Wing & Dreamcatcher), and Brian Glodde/7-String Bass (Demon’s Wing & Dreamcatcher); with special guest violinist – Wanda Sobieska on The Game. During this time the band opened locally in Cleveland for the likes of Ratt and Y&T.

In 2009, the Byron Nemeth Group contributed to a White Snake Tribute album ‘Shredding Skin’, on which they performed ‘Slip of the Tongue’. Byron Nemeth/Guitars, Ray Richter/Lead Vocals; Joseph Hengesbaugh/Keyboards & Piano, Dave Clark/Drums & Percussion and Brian Glodde/7-String Bass Guitar.

Byron Nemeth

Byron made a decision to move forward with his solo career after his commissioned performance as first guitar with Richard Hendrickson’s rock opera “Ozone Hour” in 1997.  In 1999, he released the four song Ep Byron Nemeth Group. Byron exercised his abilities as a multi-instrumentalist and producer with his next release '2000,' where he played all instruments and produced each track.  '2000' was so well received that he was given the opportunity to play on the Japanese release of the tribute album 'Warmth in the Wilderness,' in honor of Jason Becker; Nemeth paid homage to Becker with his rendition of “It’s Showtime."

After the success of  '2000', Byron put together a new manifestation of Byron Nemeth Group (BNG) and composed, recorded, and produced '100 Worlds.'  The album was mastered by the legendary engineer Nick Webb (Duran Duran, Gary Moore, Roy Wood, etc) at Abbey Road Studios. "I got in touch with Nick thru a friend of mine that used to work for Yamaha Instruments Europe," Byron relates. "Abbey Road would be one of his clients for studio gear and he had visited Abbey Road many times. When he found out I was looking to Master my CD he immediately introduced me to Nick and the rest, as they say, is history."

Byron Nemeth Group's Digital Nations debut, The Force Within, is their third full length effort and fourth release overall. Recorded at Nemeth's own Pacifica Studios, the album is a tour de force of guitar acrobatics and prog rock sensibilities comparable to the masters of the genre.  Also handed over to Nick Webb at Abbey Road Studios - this was one of the last projects Webb did before his retirement.  It's also Byron's first album to feature cover art from world renowned artist Hugh Syme (Rush, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Dream Theater, etc) "I could not imagine when I first saw Hugh Syme's work years ago with early Rush albums that later on he would also be doing art work for me," Nemeth says. "What a great feeling it is to be working with such a master artist that brings out the vibe of the music thru the CD cover. Art that totally represents the band." 

The opus kicks off with "Satrianimal", which is, exactly as the title suggests, a tribute to Joe Satriani. "Since Satriani has been the master of guitar to many of us guitar players it felt only natural to write an original song with a twist on the song title that tributes his name and music in that flavor," Byron states.  The album's title track follows and is an epic 8 minute plus run, incorporating several different genres bridging crunchy riffs with uber melodic soloing all the while focusing on the song and how it fits into the realm of progressive art rock.  The Force Within closes with Nemeth's take on The Beatles classic "I Am The Walrus," which ironically, enough, was, of course, recorded at the very same studio The Force Within was mastered - Abbey Road.


Byron talks about the inspiration, both musically and conceptually for The Force Within: "The inspiration came from the human element that we all have about knowing that you can do anything. It's the inner spiritual being within all of us that allows amazing things to happen. That human element is 'The Force Within.' Hugh Syme captured this concept perfectly with the artwork. The boy with the WWI gas mask represents the perils of humanity, the open fields represent the openness of potentiality, the storms represent changes in life and the rainbow represents the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow that is "The Force Within" element in each of us.”

One interesting tidbit about the mastering of the album: "Nick Webb let me play the piano that John Lennon recorded ‘Lucy In The Sky’ on - amazing vibe!!!" Talk about taking your dream full circle ...”

Other earlier works that Byron participated in, include, Electro Motive Force – producing 4 songs featuring Byron Nemeth/Guitars, Chris Barwise/Bass, Steve Revay/Keyboards and Jay Brown/Drums. Voices – which produced 5 songs and featured Byron Nemeth/Guitars, Sal Sammartano/Bass, Steve Revay/Keyboards, Jay Brown/Drums and Troy Davis/Vocals. Prodigy – this band also produced 4 songs and featured Byron Nemeth/Guitars, Sal Sammartano/Bass, Steve Revay/Keyboards, Jay Brown/Drums and Brian Miller/Vocals. The band Mercury – created only one song, and featured Byron Nemeth/Lead Guitar, Mike Thorpe/Lead Guitar, Larry Richardson/Bass, Dave Davies/Drums and Jeff Little/Vocals.  Heavy Artillery was a compilation album of local Cleveland bands as a dedication to David (Holocaust) Iannicca – produced by Bill Peters and released in 1990 – Sacred Heart contributed ‘Time After Time’.  The line-up on this track featured Byron Nemeth/Lead Guitar, Mark Herholtz/Lead Guitar, Ed Edwards/Bass, Brian McIntyre/Drums and Keith Van Tassell/Vocals.

Byron Nemeth

Byron Nemeth

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Sonntag, 16. März 2014

Rezension Edel Books: Greil Marcus - Über Bob Dylan - Buch VÖ: 06.09.2013

Dieses Buch geschrieben von einem riesen großen Dylan Fan behandelt die Karriere des Herrn Dylan durch seine Augen. Von einem Fan für Hardcorefans geschrieben ein sicherlich super interessantes Werk. Am besten gestellt ist der Fan, wenn er sich gleich ein Fremdwörterlexikon an die Seite legt denn Author und Musikjournalist Greil Marcus verwendet um genau zu sein nämlich sehr, sehr viele Fremdwörter.

In über 600 Seiten analysiert Greil Marcus unter anderem Lyrics, Texte, Berichte, Auftritte, Filme. Er berichtet darüber wie so manch ein Song Eingang in das Leben eines Fans findet - ganz egal ob real oder fiktiv. Nicht zu überlesen ist die Tatsache von Marcus`s Liebe zu Dylan`s Platte "Self Portrait" die hier ganz unweigerlich heraussticht. Anm.: Self Portrait verkaufte sich ca. 500.000 Mal und erreichte die Top 4 der Billboard 200 - erschienen ist das Werk in 1970 und beinhaltet unter anderem Liveaufnahmen, Eigenkompositionen sowie Coverversionen.

Das Schaffen des Bob Dylan wird von 1968 bis 2010 haargenau und super detalliert auseinandergenommen. So manch ein die-hard Fan wird hier noch einiges dazulernen. Für alle Dylan Fans ein Must-Read. Je nach vorhandener Zeit wird der nicht so schnelle Leser dank des sehr umfangreichen Buches eine immens lange Lesezeit benötigen um die Hintergründe und Einzelheiten alle zu verstehen. Das Buch umfasst nämlich sehr viele langatmige Sätze, die hier und da schon etwas Verwirrung stiften und man erst einmal dahinter steigen muss was sinngemäß und thematisch behandelt wird.

Last but not least ist das Buch etwas trocken und sehr zäh zu lesen, denn es beinhaltet leider gar kein Bildmaterial - ein Bildchen hier und da hätte dem Buch einen gewissen Pepp verliehen.

Erschienen: 05.09.2013
EAN-CODE: 9783841901378
LABEL: Edel Books
Seiten: 640 (0 Bilder)
FORMAT (CM): 21.6 x 14.6 x 5
ISBN: 9783841901378
KÜNSTLER: Greil Marcus
AUTOR: Greil Marcus

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