Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of the brand new BOB CATLEY album “Immortal” on September 19th 2008.
Best known as the singer of British Rock legends MAGNUM, Bob CatleyGary Hughes, who also wrote and produced the two following records “Legends” and “Middle Earth”. started his solo career in 1998 with the release of the highly acclaimed album “The Tower” written and produced by TEN leader
Closing the chapter on the collaboration with Hughes, Bob Catley chose to pursue a heavier direction leaning more towards the sound of Rainbow and Dio with his latest releases “When Empires Burn” (with songs written by the other TEN member Paul Hodson) and “Spirit of Man” (with songs contributed by longtime Bob Catley band guitarist Vince O`Regan and another two British songwriters Dave Thompson and Paul Uttley).
For his brand new studio album Bob has again moved on and selected songs written on purpose by the Swedish axeman Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear, Allen/Lande, Starbreaker). The album production and recording happened in Karlsruhe, Germany under the supervision of Pink Cream 69’s Dennis Ward (producer of Angra, House of Lords, Edenbridge, Sunstorm, Place Vendome etc) . Dennis cared for the bass and guitar parts, with drums handled by Dirk Bruineberg (Elegy) and keyboards provided by Karlsson himself. Magnus Karlsson plays lead guitars on “End of the World” and the other PC 69’s member Uwe Reitenauer also contributed with a few solos.
“Magnus and Dennis ward did a great job for me, I am really pleased with the way the new album has turned out and I hope everyone enjoys Immortal as much as I did”, says Bob.
“Immortal” is indeed the heaviest, most epic and still melodic Bob Catley release ever. Capturing the dramatic spirit of the music of Magnum and early Rainbow and melting it with the peculiar approach to songwriting coming from Karlsson, the music of “Immortal” is well portrayed in the cover art specifically designed for the album by long-time Magnum sleeve designer Rodney Matthews.
“Immortal” final tracklisting will include:
Bob Catley has recorded his ultimate album, just don’t miss the chance for this new masterpiece.
Sooner or later, it will be time for one of the two L.A. Guns bands to take a stand, and fight for their name.
As you may or may not know, there are two L.A. Guns. One with Phil Lewis and drummer Steve Riley.
The second is with guitarist Tracii Guns, and singer Marty Casey (from the CBS show, Rockstar).
Recent footage turned up online with Marty Casey singing the L.A. Guns hit, The Ballad of Jayne.
This version is with Phil Lewis singing from a show I attended in the summer of 2007.
Steve Riley and Tracii Guns have a 50% ownership in the name, but in my opinion, only one band sounds 100% like L.A. Guns.
Which band deserves the name? You decide!
Tell us what you think!
EXTREME will hit the road next week to kick off their “Take Us Alive” Summer tour – their first tour in over a decade! The tour is in support of the band’s new album studio album, Saudades de Rock which is in stores on August 12th.
Click on the album cover for Saudades de Rock to check out the new single, “Star”!
Be sure to check out Extreme playing live this summer at the dates below.
EXTREME TAKE US ALIVE SUMMER TOUR DATES
Jul 11 2008 – Rocklahoma Pryor, OK
Jul 29 2008 – The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY
Jul 31 2008 – Bank Of America Pavilion Boston, MA
Aug 1 2008 – Brookhaven Amphitheater Farmingville, NY
Aug 2 2008 – Rams Head Baltimore, MD
Aug 4 2008 – Irving Plaza NY, NY
Aug 5 2008 – Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA
Aug 6 2008 – House of Blues Cleveland, OH
Aug 8 2008 – Emerald Theater Detroit, MI
Aug 9 2008 – House of Blues Chicago, IL
Aug 10 2008 – Union Center Blvd Bash Cincinnati, OH
Aug 12 2008 – Amos’ Southend Charlotte, NC
Aug 13 2008 – Center Stage Atlanta, GA
Aug 15 2008 – House of Blues Orlando, FL
Aug 16 2008 – Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Aug 18 2008 – House of Blues New Orleans, LA
Aug 19 2008 – Meridian Houston, TX
Aug 20 2008 – House of Blues Dallas, TX
Aug 22 2008 – The Marquee Phoenix, AZ
Aug 23 2008 – House of Blues Las Vegas, NV
Aug 25 2008 – Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Aug 26 2008 – House of Blues Los Angeles, CA
Tora Tora played a pre-Rocklahoma reunion show at Newby’s in Memphis, Tennessee June 28th.
Check out the the band performing the songs Phantom Rider, and Love’s A Bitch.