RETURN TO OZ, FOR SUMMER TOUR
Airbourne have just returned from a very successful tour of the USA, selling out clubs on their own headline shows and sharing the stage with bands like Kid Rock & Korn.
They hit #1 most added track at Canadian radio, and their first single release in the USA is storming straight to the top of the radio charts. The track Runnin’ Wild was just used there for a highlights package on ‘Monday Night Football’ (28 Million viewers) and they have also been placed in nine of the biggest video games on the planet, including Madden, Need For Speed, Tony Hawk Skate, NHL 08 to name drop a few.
The album Runnin’ Wild will be released in the USA, Canada, UK, Europe & Japan on January 29 next year.
The Diamond In The Rough single and video clip has been released in Australia this week,
and to celebrate Airbourne are heading out on an extensive Australian tour.
THIS WILL BE YOUR LAST CHANCE TO SEE AIRBOURNE LIVE BEFORE THEY MOVE TO THE USA.
That’s right, Airbourne are permanently relocating to the USA early 2008, so don’t miss out on your very last chance to see them live before they leave!!!
AIRBOURNE “The Diamond In The Rough Tour”
11 DEC Hallam Hotel Hallam VIC
12 DEC Daisy’s Hotel Ringwood VIC
14 DEC Ferntree Gully Hotel Ferntree Gully VIC
15 DEC Pier Hotel Frankston VIC
30 DEC Pyramid Rock Festival Philip Island VIC
31 DEC Espy St Kilda VIC (NEW YEAR’S EVE)
2 JAN Marlin Hotel Ulladulla NSW
3 JAN Cambridge Hotel Newcastle NSW
4 JAN Hoey Moey Coffs Harbour NSW
5 JAN Yamba Bowling Club Yamba NSW
6 JAN Great Northern Hotel Byron Bay NSW
11 JAN Night Train Adelaide SA
12 JAN Loxton Hotel Loxton SA
17 JAN Continental Hotel Sorrento VIC
18 JAN Karova Lounge Ballarat VIC
25 JAN Hi Fi Bar Melbourne VIC
26 JAN Torquay Hotel, Torquay VIC
27 JAN Lorne Hotel, Lorne VIC
Dec. 27 – Jaxx – Springfield, VA
Dec. 28 – Jaxx – Springfield, VA
Dec. 29 – The Norva – Norfolk, VA
Dec. 31 – Crocodile Rock – Allentown, PA
Frehley is aiming for an early 2008 release date for his new solo album. The guitarist — who recently celebrated one year of sobriety after relapsing during the summer of 2006 — has finished recording around 10 new songs for the effort but is looking to lay down two or three more in the next couple of months in order to make the CD “really special,” he revealed during an appearance on the “Friday Night Rocks” radio show.
Ace‘s new album was reportedly recorded with a trio of Ace, Anton Fig on drums and new bassist Anthony Esposito (LYNCH MOB).
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of Markus Grosskopf’s BASSINVADERS album “Hellbassbeaters” on January 25th 2008 !
Markus Grosskopf is mostly known as the bass player of Germany’s Heavy Metal legend HELLOWEEN, but BASSINVADERS has been a creation of Markus while sitting in a bar and enjoying a few drinks. There it was that he got inspired to an impressive idea: a heavy rock record without any guitars at all. He presented this concept to Frontiers Records in early 2007, who was intrigued with the idea and gave it a go.
And yes, at the end of the day the idea paid off ! “Hellbassbeaters” contains all basic elements a heavy rock record and so much more. You got the strong vocals, rhythmic bass, intoxicating drums and even bass & twin bass solo parts. What you hear is what you get: 100 % genuine heavy / rock record with absolutely no discordant guitar note on it at all. To guarantee a great variety of different influences Markus invited some well-known singing bass players from the German Metal scene to join the band. And they didn’t need an extra invitation. In DESTRUCTION’s enfant terrible Schmier, SODOM’s frontman Tom Angelripper and RAGE boss Peavy, Markus found some real Bassinvaders-friends.
To push it even further Markus invited a few of his bass heroes to play solos on some of the tracks. When he started searching for support making this album excellent he expected to get a cautious response of 2 or 3 musicians. He ended up organizing more than 13 people for a solo appearance on the album. They named themselves – like the album title – the Hellbassbeaters: Billy Sheehan (Steve Vai, ex-Mr. Big, ex-David Lee Roth), Rudy Sarzo (DIO, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Whitesnake, ex-Quiet Riot), Lee Rocker (Stray Cats), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, ex-Whitesnake, ex-Ted Nugent), DD Verni (Overkill), Wyzard (Mother’s Finest), Dirk Schlächter (Gamma Ray), Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning, ex-Anthrax), Stig Pedersen (D.A.D), Nibbs (Saxon), Tobias Exxel (Edguy), Jens Becker (Grave Digger, ex-Running Wild), Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69), Peter Baltes (Accept), Jan S. Eckert (Masterplan) and Michael Müller (Jaded Heart).
Markus has also invited some guest singers for the songs he wrote: Apollo Papathanasio (Firewind, Time Requiem, Evil Masquerade, Majestic) and the frontman of the legendary Danish stadium rock band D.A.D – Jesper Binzer. While the guest drummers are André Hilgers (Rage, Axxis, Silent Force) and Stefan Arnold (Grave Digger).
This guest list and the killer line-up make the first BASSINVADERS album something very special, but it’s not only about the name dropping. Songs like “Boiling Blood”, “We Live”, “Voices”, “Razorblade Romance”, “Armageddon” or the storming BASSINVADERS version of the classic Helloween anthem “Eagle Fly Free” are proving that Markus’ late night idea won’t be just a one-off slap, but the foundation for another “battlefield” for the always smiling bassist.
The album tracklisting includes:
Awakening the Bass Machine; We Live; Armageddon; Romance In Black; Godless Gods; Empty Memories (Breaking Free); Boiling Blood; Far Too Late; The Asshole Song; Dead From the Eyes Down; Razorblade Romance; Voices; Eagles Fly Free; To Hell And Back (Bonus Track Europe)
Click on the links above the preview the songs!
In January of 2007, UK rockers Gypsy Pistoleros released their first full length disc, Wild, Beautiful, Damned.
The band open the eye of a lot of people, and gained a whole new fan base with their appearance in the Rocklahoma Music Festival.
The Pistoleros mix a little bit of flamenco into their sleazy, glam tunes. The band has a sound that I would call a cross between the punk of The Sex Pistols and the glam of Hanoi Rocks and maybe a dash of early 80’s Motley Crue. The influences are definitely strong in the music, but one thing is for certain, Wild, Beautiful, Damned rocks! This CD sounds like a party waiting to happen….just add tequila. I have quite a few favorites on this record including the tunes: Forever Is Para Siempre, Moonchild and Un Hombre Sin Rostro, Pistolero.
You won’t hear a new glam record that is more unique than this one. It is a very solid effort, and is a disc for all glam fans to check out!
2008 could be a big year for the the Gypsy Pistoleros. They have been invited back to Rocklahoma in 2008, and are releasing their 2nd CD, Para Siempre soon. If it is as good as this release, the band will take the world by storm!
Check out the Gypsy Pistoleros on their myspace page here: http://www.myspace.com/gypsypistoleros
Rating:Out of 10
1. Crazy Loco Loquito
2. Un Hombre Sin Rostro, Pistolero
3. Forever Is Para Siempre
4. What’s It Like To Be A Girl In The House Of 1000 Dolls
5. Una Para Todo Es Bandido!
6. Senor Mangi Acqui
8. Switchblade Kiss Comes Close
9. Jet, Jet, Jet Boys
10. Shotgun Kiss Is Ay Que Dolor
11. 1-2-3-4 Kiss Me Then I’M Damned For Sure
The Gypsy Pistoleros are:
A little Metal For Your Monday! Check out the Video, “Declaration Day by Iced Earth”!