Gary Hughes established himself as one of England’s premiere singer Melodic and Hard Rock songwriters. He was involved in Bob Catley solo albums (both as a producer and songwriter), Hugo’s solo debut (as a producer) and not to mention his albums with the band Ten plus three solo albums and one rock opera in 2 chapters!
“Veritas“, his new solo album truly feels like the natural successor to “Precious Ones“, Gary Hughes’ last solo output dated 1998.
“Given the long awaited nature this album and the anticipation already beginning I have been working really hard to make this album the best I possibly can” says Gary.
The stunning final result is guaranteed to cement the reputation of Gary Hughes as a songwriter and producer and shows the class and the immense quality of British hard rock school, heir of the tradition of such giants as Whitesnake, Rainbow, UFO and Thin Lizzy!
Musicians on the album include: Gary Hughes himself on keyboards and orchestrations, TEN bandmates Chris Francis and John Helliwell, drummer Dave Ingledew and bass player Rick Stewart (Devil To Pay), Jason Robinson on drums (Absent Minds) and Simon Brayshaw on bass (Nightshift).
Sound samples in mp3 (Click on the song title to listen to a 90 sec. mp3 sample):
You are probably asking, why on earth would a disc released in 2007 be in a Rare Rock Rewind segment?! My copy was a numbered edition that was autographed by the Metal God, Rob Halford. By the time you are reading this, the 5000 limited edition autographed copies will be sold out.
Metal God Essentials is a pretty cool package. The version I received came with a bonus CD, and a DVD with promo clips, behind the scenes and live performances in a nice digipak.
This CD is filled with cuts from the first two Halford releases Resurrection and Crucible, a few tracks from Rob’s former band Fight, as well as a couple of new cuts Forgotten Generation and Drop Out.
Metal God Essentials is full of quality cuts. If you don’t own any of Rob Halford’s music outside of Judas Priest, this is a great way to pick up some of the best tunes he ever did.
If Rob Halford continues to put out quality releases like this one, I will certainly be picking up more releases from his label as they arrive. If you are a Rob Halford or Judas Priest fan, you need to pick this up! Highly Recommended!
Rating: Out of 10
2. Made In Hell
3. Screaming In The Dark
5. Silent Screams – 1999 Demo
7. Into The Pit
8. Nailed To The Gun
9. Slow Down
10. Locked And Loaded
11. Forgotten Generation
12. Drop Out
13. War Of Words
15. Trail Of Tears
16. Redemption Mix
1. Hypocrisy U.S. Mix
2. Vendetta Australia and So.America Mix
3. Redemption European Mix
4. Resistance Canadian Mix
METALOCALYPSE CHARACTER BAND, DETHKLOK,
THE WORLD’S HEAVIEST AND MOST POPULAR ANIMATED METAL BAND, RELEASED NEW CD ON SEPTEMBER 25th!!!
Metalocalypse: Dethklok’s “Dethalbum” to coincide with 2nd Season of Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse and release of Season 1 on DVD
The track listing for Metalocalypse : Dethklok’s “Dethalbum”
DISC 1 (Regular and Deluxe Editions):
Listen to two of the new tracks below!
2. Go Into the Water
5. Go Forth and Die
6. Fansong (Mp3)
7. Better Metal Snake
8. The Lost Vikings
10. Briefcase Full of Guts
11. Birthday Dethday
12. Hatredcopter (MP3)
14. Face Fisted
DISC 2 (Deluxe Edition ONLY):
1. Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle
2. Blood Ocean
3. Murdertrain A Comin’
4. Pickles Intro
5. Kill You
7. Dethklok Gets in Tune
-VIDEO for “Bloodrocuted”
-Episode from Season 2
Created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, Metalocalypse
Dethklok, an incredibly talented and insanely popular Norwegian heavy metal band. Dethklok boasts the lineup of: vocalist Nathan Explosion – lyrical visionary, Skwisgaar Skwigelf & Toki Wartooth – two of the fastest guitarists alive, bassist William Murderface and drummer Pickles- the soul of the band. Not really.
Rammstein’s Völkerball DVD debuted at #4 on the Music DVD charts. The German industrial metal band’s new DVD features live performances taken from shows in England, France, Japan, and Russia. Hardcore fans of Rammstein were able to pick up a limited edition Völkerball set that comes with 4 discs and a 190 page photo book from the tour. The DVD is the first time Rammstein fans from the US have been able to see the band play since 2001. Check out the videos below to get a taste of their amazing stage show in Völkerball.
Another Animal have started rehearsals in Boston for their upcoming tour with Alter Bridge. Tony, Lee, Shannon, and Robbie just wrapped up their tour with Godsmack and have linked up with Whit Crane to prepare for their first tour as Another Animal. The band also just announced a second leg of the US tour with new dates in November. Another Animal will release their self titled debut album, featuring their first single “Broken Again,” on October 2nd.
Listen to Broken Again here!
Check out the full list of tour dates for Another Animal below.
10/2 Tallahassee, FL – Floyds Music Store
10/4 North Charleston, SC – The Plex
10/5 Chattanooga, TN – Club Fantham
10/6 Noblesville, IN – X-Fest at The Verizion Wireless Music Center
10/8 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
10/9 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
10/10 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
10/12 Hampton, VA – Mill Point Park
10/13 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
10/14 Boston, MA – The Roxy
10/16 New York, NY – The Filmore @ Irving Plaza
10/17 Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre
10/19 Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
10/21 Philadelphia, PA – The Electric Factory
10/24 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
10/27 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater
10/28 Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
10/30 Dallas, TX – The Palladium Ballroom
10/31 Amarillo, TX – Midnight Rodeo
11/2 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
11/3 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
11/6 Anaheim, CA – The Grove
11/7 West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
11/10 Spokane, WA – The Big Easy Concert Hall
11/11 Boise, ID – Big Easy Concert House
11/13 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatres
11/16 St. Paul, MN – Myth
11/17 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
11/21 Pontiac, MI – Clutch Cargo’s
11/24 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s Entertainment Center
DC4, the Los Angeles-based hard rock band featuring former DIO guitarist Rowan Robertson alongside brothers Jeff Duncan (ARMORED SAINT, ODIN) on lead vocals and guitar, Shawn Duncan (ODIN) on drums and Matt Duncan on bass, have announced that October 31, 2007 will be the official release date of their long-awaited album, “Explode”. ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING bass player Joey Vera, fresh off his work on the new SEVEN WITCHES album, was at the helm for both the recording and mixing sessions for the album. The band is now taking advance orders and have priced the CD at $8.00, which includes free shipping in the USA. The special pricing is for advance orders only.
The “Explode” track listing and album cover follow:
2. Rock & Roll Disease
3. Long Hard Road
5. Cabin Fever
6. This Is What You Wanted
7. Hate Parade
8. God Complex
9. Candy Caine
To hear some of the songs from the new album, arrange for your pre-order and to get info on upcoming shows, visit the official DC4 Myspace page at: DC4 Myspace.