AIRBOURNE will release a special tour edition of the current album RUNNIN WILD to coincide with their November UK tour.
The tracklisting of the CD/DVD set will be as follows:
CD 1 Stand Up For Rock ‘N’ Roll 4:01
2 Runnin’ Wild 3:38
3 Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast 3:42
4 Diamond In The Rough 2:53
5 Fat City 3:26
6 Blackjack 2:42
7 What’s Eatin’ You 3:36
8 Girls In Black 3:15
9 Cheap Wine & Cheaper Women 3:10
10 Heartbreaker 3:56
11 Hellfire 2:20
Live Video Tracks From Wacken Festival:
What’s Eatin’ You
Girls In Black
Cheap Wine & Cheaper Women
Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast
Diamond In The Rough
It will hit stores NOVEMBER 3rd. No word if this will be available in the United States. Amazon.com has this listed on their website as an import.
The UK tour will commence on the 1st of NOVEMBER and the dates will be as follows:
Sat 1st Nov – Cardiff University
Sun 2nd Nov – Bristol Academy
Wed 5th Nov – Birmingham Academy
Thu 6th Nov – Sheffield Octagon
Fri 7th Nov – Liverpool Academy
Sat 8th Nov – Manchester Academy
Mon 10th Nov – Dublin Ambassador
Tue 11th Nov – Belfast Mandela Hall
Thu 13th Nov – Inverness Ironworks
Fri 14th Nov – Dundee Fat Sams
Sat 15th Nov – Glasgow Barrowlands
Mon 17th Nov – Newcastle Academy
Tue 18th Nov – Leeds Metropolitan University
Wed 19th Nov – Stoke Victoria Hall
Thu 20th Nov – Nottingham Rock City
Sat 22nd Nov – Oxford Academy
Sun 23rd Nov – Norwich UEA
Mon 24th Nov – Cambridge Junction
Wed 26th Nov – Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
Thu 27th Nov – London Astoria *SOLD OUT*
Fri 28th Nov – London Astoria
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of CHINA BLUE debut album “Twilight of Destiny” on December 5th 2008.
The roots of CHINA BLUE date back to the late 80’s when keyboardist Eric Ragno (Takara, Ted Poley, Steve Grimmett, American Angel, Danny Vaughn, Hugo/Ramos and countless others) started a new band called China Blue with his best friend Tom Gasbarro. Eric wrote the music and Tom was the lyrical engineer. The songs written at the time used to explore those avenues of defining moments… decisions that were made in the “Twilight of Destiny”. According to Eric, “It is where you either won the girl or lost it all in a sea of regret; the pivotal epiphany that the thing you love most just got away. We did things on our own terms and even after Tom moved on, I swore I would pick it up again one day”.
Eric’s career gained momentum with bands like Vox Tempus and moved in a different directions until he played some of the old China Blue demos to his friend Michael Riesenbeck. Michael encouraged Eric to take the best out of the songs and add new material to round out a complete album. He and Eric co-wrote some great songs together and he pushed Eric to start the job to put together a recording line-up for the album and just go out and do his own thing.
On vocals, Eric recruited none other than the new TNT and former Shy singer Tony Mills, a legendary voice that added a special touch to the recording. As soon as Riesenbeck stepped out of the project, Josh Ramos (of The Storm, Hardline) immediately took the chance to be part of the project. Eric and Josh had already worked on a number of projects together (Ramos/Hugo, Los Angeles) and the pair spent several weeks together writing in San Francisco. Zane Petersen (Malicious, Conditioned Response) was a long-time friend of Eric’s who helped him in various career circumstances and was the perfect choice with his powerful drumming. The final piece of the puzzle was Doug Odell on bass, he came about at the MelodicRock.com festival in Chicago during 2008 when he and Eric played in front of an amazing crowd with the “Melodic Rock All Stars” band.
Additional musicians Ronny Smith on guitar, Pete Newdeck on drums and Fabrizio Grossi on bass appear as special guests, offering their incredible performances on this fabulous debut album.
“Twilight of Destiny” was produced by Eric, mixed by JK Northrup and took shape as a true Melodic Rock masterpiece during 2008, under the direction of executive producer and manager Ron Vining. This record is an absolute delight for all fans of classic Shy, Journey and The Storm music with a slight Progressive edge. The classic 80’s album artwork was designed by Wavid.
“This China Blue record has truly been a journey for all involved” concludes Eric Ragno. “We hope the music touches you in some way as it helped us explore who we are, when we faced those defining moments in life at the Twilight of Destiny”.
Tracklisting: What Do You Need But Love; I Feel Like Dying; Changing Ways; So Wrong; Don’t Be A Stranger; Crimes (of Passion); Passions; Movin’ On; Twilight of Destiny; Lost; Take Me As I Am; A Last Goodbye.
One of the better hard rock albums to see the light of day in 1992, was the debut by Hollywood, California’s Hardline.
Hardline’s quick claim to fame was having Journey guitarist Neal Schon play lead guitar for the band. There are also a couple of songs that have partial writing credits by Journey’s Jonathan Cain.
Aside from Schon’s guitar work, the highlight on Double Eclipse are the vocals of Johnny Gioeli. He is definitely one of the better singers to come out of the hair metal era.
If this album was released five or six years earlier, Hardline, would have made a bigger impact on the scene. This is an extremely fun to listen to melodic hard rock disc, where every song is exceptionally good. Some of my favorite tunes on this CD are Life’s A Bitch”, “Dr. Love”, “Takin’ Me Down” and the Danny Spanos cover song, “Hot Cherie”.
If you haven’t check out Hardline before, Double Eclipse is still in print, and available at Amazon.com. This album will easily appeal to fans of bands like Journey and Damn Yankees. Check them out, you will be glad you did!
Rating:Out of 10
- Life’s a Bitch
- Dr. Love
- Rhythm from a Red Car
- Change of Heart
- Takin’ Me Down
- Hot Cherie
- Bad Taste
- Can’t Find My Way
- I’ll Be There
- In the Hands of Time
Johnny Gioeli – Vocals
Neal Schon – Guitars
Todd Jensen – Bass
Deen Castronovo – Drums
Joey Gioeli – Rhythm Guitar