The following statement was issued:
“I (Sheldon Tarsha) have officially changed my name to SEANN NICOLS. The reasons are both personal and professional, but in short, I’ve reached a time in my life where I feel the need to attract new energy into my life and changing my name is a reflection of that desire. For now, my band name TARSHA will remain. I look forward to all the positive changes and I appreciate your understanding and support.
Check out the Tarsha video “Second Life” below!
Lead Singer Bon Scott’s Final Filmed Live Concert Comes to Blu-Ray and DVD For the First Time Fully Remastered With All 13 Power-Driven Song Performances
Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray & DVD Combo Pack with Over 95 Minutes of Extra Content, Collectible Packaging and Keepsake Premium Items also Available!
The tragic death of Bon Scott, AC/DC’s flamboyant front-man in early 1980 sent shockwaves throughout the rock music community. At the time no one could imagine a 1979 Paris concert would be the last filmed live concert of the hallowed singer’s career but he left the stage that night with the rest of the band leaving it all out there as he had done so many times before for millions of fans. Now for the first time ever on Blu-ray and DVD, Warner Home Video (WHV) is getting set to celebrate one of the greatest performers and legendary rock bands of all-time by releasing AC/DC – Let There Be Rock on June 7, 2011 to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the theatrical release. This legendary concert film showcases the power and precision the group brought to the stage that night during the Australian hard rock band’s “Highway To Hell” tour. AC/DC: Let There Be Rock DVD will be available for $21.95 SRP and AC/DC: Let There Be Rock: Limited
Collector’s Edition will be available on DVD for $39.99 SRP and Blu-ray/DVD combo pack for $44.98 SRP. Order due date is May 3, 2011.
AC/DC – Let There Be Rock is fully remastered and available on DVD and Blu-Ray for the first time with all 13 song performances, including classics such as “Whole Lotta Rosie”, “High Voltage”, “Highway To Hell”, and the epic anthem “Let There Be Rock”. Lead guitarist Angus Young takes center stage in his trademark school-boy uniform and captures the audience with his energetic antics and frenetic solos. The film contains interview segments and humorous backstage footage of these hard rock pioneers, especially those last interviews with Scott. This DVD release will be a great opportunity for fans of all ages to relive one of the greatest performances by one of the most decorated rock bands in history.
The Collector’s Edition, limited at only 90k copies, comes in a collectible steel case, includes keepsake premium items and contains over an hour of newly added bonus features. Celebrity interviews include Rick Allen (Def Leppard), Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins), The Donnas, Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead) and more.
“AC/DC is one of the most iconic bands in rock music history and WHV is proud to showcase their legendary 1979 Paris concert on Blu-Ray and DVD for the first time ever,” said Rosemary Markson, Vice-President of TV and Special Interest Marketing. “Warner Home Video is thrilled to bring this incredible show to AC/DC and rock fans, including a special limited collector’s edition version with over an hour of never-before-seen bonus features and much more.”
DVD Track Listing :
• “Live Wire”
• “Shot Down In Flames”
• “Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be”
• “Sin City”
• “Wall All Over You”
• “Bad Boy Boogie”
• “The Jack”
• “Highway To Hell”
• “Girls Got Rhythm”
• “High Voltage”
• “Whole Lotta Rosie”
• “Let There Be Rock”
Collector’s Edition Bonus Features:
• AC/DC: The Bedrock of Riff: No one has mastered the basic DNA of Riff Rock as successfully as AC/DC. Explore Angus and Malcolm Young’s telepathic groove and the four-on-the-floor swing of Phil Rudd.
• Angus Young: A True Guitar Monster: Angus Young’s transformation from diminutive schoolboy to raging rock monster electrifies the masses. Find out what makes this time bomb tick.
• Bon Scott: The Pirate of Rock ‘n’ Roll: Bon Scott was the ringleader of the AC/DC show, balancing his screaming sexuality with a rakish charm. Get a glimpse into the life of a classic Rock ‘n’ Roll pirate.
• AC/DC: A Rock Solid Legacy: From bar band to arena rock, AC/DC stuck to their guns and shot their way to the top. Fellow rockers and journalists chart AC/DC’s ascent into the Pantheon of Rock Gods in rock ‘n’ roll history.
• Loud, Locked & Loaded: The Rites of Rock: Seasoned rockers, actors and journalists recollect their rite of passage as early witnesses to the raw, bone rattling rock of AC/DC.
• 6 Song-Specific Interviews
• Blu-ray Playlist: Your favorite performances in your favorite order (**BD Only)
Street Date: June 7, 2011
Audio: Dolby Surround Stereo and 5.1
Color / Closed Captioned
AC/DC Let There Be DVD
Run Time: Approx. 97 Minutes
AC/DC Let There Be Rock Limited Collector’s Edition
Run Time: Approx. 183 Minutes
Price: $39.98 DVD / $44.98 Blu-ray Combo
UPC: 085391164937 / 883929125500
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Norway’s acclaimed Prog Metal youngsters ABOVE SYMMETRY have just re-released their impressing 2010 “Ripples” debut all over North America via InsideOut Music on April 26th, 2011. This re-launched version of the album includes slightly modified artwork with the stellar original 10 songs as well as 3 special additional audio tracks and a video clip enhancement as bonus. Here is the exact tracklisting:
ABOVE SYMMETRY – “Ripples” CD (69:24)
1. Intro (1:30)
2. Ripples (6:33)
3. Do I Dare? (5:31)
4. Remorse (6:21)
5. Between Black & White (8:12)
6. Catatonic Coma (5:44)
7. Torn Apart (4:58)
8. Traces Inside (7:51)
9. Reflections (2:03)
10. The Purpose (5:58)
11. Trails Of Clarity (5:42) *
12. Traces Inside [Edit] (4:13) *
13. Ripples [Edit] (4:48) *
+ Traces Inside [Video-Clip Enhancement] (4:20) *
* Bonus Tracks
Goldmine Magazine is offering a free download of the album’s main promotional song “Traces Inside” as their special “download of the week” here: http://www.goldminemag.com/about/downloads
ABOVE SYMMETRY‘s debut full-length album “Ripples” was recorded in their home-studio in Skien, Norway, and later on mixed and mastered to sonic perfection at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden by Jens Bogren, who has previously produced bands such as Opeth, Paradise Lost, Hammerfall or Symphony X. Bogren was obviously impressed by the potential of the young musicians and comments on “Ripples” as follows: “The debut album from these guys is one of the best progressive metal albums I’ve heard in a looong time! Since 1992, to be exact! It was an honor helping the band getting the album the way they deserve.”
By the end of 2010, the band’s energetic front man had entered the “X Factor Norway” TV show / contest, which was broadcasted with large national buzz and despite the massive amount of competition in talent shows such as this, Atle was runner-up on the show’s finals, a testament to what a great singer and performer he is. “I never expected to do so well,” he commented after the results were announced. “It’s been a lot of hard work but a lot of fun though, and the publicity surrounding the show has also been helpful in raising the band’s profile in our home country.”
ABOVE SYMMETRY additionally checked in with a status report on their current activities as follows:
“It’s been a busy year for our front man Atle since he finished X-Factor in Dec 2010 with a fantastic 2nd place. He is working hard and constantly booked on TV shows and various other projects. Of course we are proud of him, as it will introduce our band and our music to a far bigger new audience. Nevertheless we are already starting to work on new material as we speak and plan to have the follow-up album written and ready by end of the year. For now we are also very excited that Atle will sing with Kamelot in Oslo in front of thousands of fans – another step to get our music heard! We would like to play a one-off show in Oslo in summer and are working on a few festival appearances, so fans have a chance to see us live again at last.”
Atle’s guest appearance with Kamelot takes place on May 14th, 2011 at Sentrum Scene in Oslo, Norway.
ABOVE SYMMETRY Line-Up: Atle Pettersen – Vocals
Robin Ognedal – Guitars
Rein T. Blomquist – Bass
Nickolas Main Henriksen – Keyboards
Joachim Strøm Ekelund – Drums
Further information on ABOVE SYMMETRY and “Ripples” can be found on:
In association with Sony Music, YESTERROCK will release a 2-CD and a DVD called “The Best Of Melodic Rock” today! Both versions are available at www.yesterrock-shop.com and every fine dealer which usually carries Melodic Rock.
The 2-CD set includes the following tracks:
CD 1 : 1. Toto – Hold The Line, 2. Journey – Wheel In The Sky, 3. Cheap Trick – Can’t Stop Falling Into Love, 4. Europe – The Final Countdown, 5. Loverboy – Turn Me Loose, 6. Sammy Hagar – Give To Live, 7. Grand Funk Railroad – We’re An American Band, 8. Molly Hatchet – Satisfied Man, 9. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Travellin’ Man, 10. Danger Danger – Naughty Naughty, 11. Pretty Maids – Love Games, 12. Britny Fox – Save, 13. Riot – Bloodstreets, 14. Alice Cooper – Poison, 15. Meat Loaf – Bat Out Of Hell
CD 2 : 1. Boston – More Than A Feeling, 2. Scorpions – Wind Of Change, 3. Hooters – Satellite, 4. Peter Frampton – Show Me The Way, 5. Jefferson Starship – No Way Out, 6. Bad English – When I See You Smile, 7. The Outfield – Voices Of Babylon, 8. Steve Perry – Foolish Heart, 9. Extreme – More Than Words, 10. Warrant – Heaven, 11. Reo Speedwagon – Take It On The Run, 12. Steve Lukather – Lonely Beat Of My Heart, 13. Blue Öyster Cult – Astronomy, 14. Firehouse – When I Look In Your Eyes, 15. Kansas – Dust In The Wind
The DVD includes the video clips for the following songs:
1. Toto – Hold The Line, 2. Kansas – Dust In The Wind, 3. Journey – Girl Can’t Help It (Live), 4. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Travellin’ Man, 5. Britny Fox – Save The Weak, 6. Pretty Maids – Love Games, 7. Alice Cooper – Poison, 8. Sammy Hagar – Give To Live, 9. Danger Danger – Naughty Naughty, 10. Europe – The Final Countdown, 11. Riot – Bloodstreets, 12. Molly Hatchet – Satisfied Man, 13. Styx – Love Is The Ritual, 14. Bad English – When I See You Smile, 15. Warrant – Heaven, 16. Blue Öyster Cult – Astronomy, 17. The Hooters – Satellite, 18. Steve Lukather – Lonely Beat Of My Heart, 19. Cheap Trick – Can’t Stop Falling Into Love, 20. Firehouse – When I Look Into Your Eyes, 21. Scorpions – Wind Of Change, 22. Extreme – More Than Words, 23. Peter Frampton – Show MeThe Way (Live), 24. Golden Earring – Radar Love (Live), 25. Steve Perry – Foolish Heart
NEW ALBUM J.F.L. IN STORES MAY 23rd ON NIGHTMARE RECORDS
Santa Clara, California’s LoNero have confirmed a CD release show for in support of their new album”J.F.L.”, which will be released May 23rd on Nightmare Records. The show will take place May 10th at Avalon in Santa Clara, CA. Also on the bill are Japanese metallers Loudness. Guitarist and founding member Bill Lonero commented on the upcoming show:
“LoNero is really excited about our CD release show with Loudness. We’ve worked really hard on “J.F.L.” and we can’t wait to play it live and get fan feedback. For us, playing live is what it’s all about. There’s nothing more satisfying then getting instant crowd reaction!”
LoNero gave birth to Guitarcore with their first release “Relentless” in 2007. Fourteen tracks of punishing rhythms and strong melodic hooks. From the time “Relentless” was released, musical barriers were not only broken, but shattered! Fans of nearly every genre responded with more enthusiasm than the band could have ever imagined which gave even stronger resolve to LoNero’s idea that the melody and song should be the most important aspect whether it’s instrumental rock or not. Guitarcore is about the song, the band and the fans! No limits, no borders, no nonsense. Unlike most instrumental rock artists whose songs are a seemingly endless display of solos, LoNero chooses to focus on rhythm, groove, verse, chorus and melody. Their songs are constructed as if a vocalist is going to sing over them. As Guitar Player magazine stated “(LoNero) claims to have invented Guitarcore so you should really hate them! But you can’t because they’re just so damn good!”.
LoNero’s vision and drive is evident in their 2011 release “J.F.L”. This time with the talents of Grammy Award winning producer/engineer Michael Rosen (Metallica, Joe Satriani, Santana, Papa Roach, Rancid, Testament, Todd Rundgren and many many more). Recorded entirely at LoNero’s rehearsal/recording studio, J.F.L takes Guitarcore to an even more refined level. With such songs as “Little Bastard”, “Eden”, Downside” etc, LoNero proves groove and melody are still king. Not only has LoNero created Guitarcore, but with “J.F.L.” they introduce “Punkstramental”. With a nod and wink to bands such as The Ramones and Social Distortion, the punkstramental songs “Fat Tat” and “Good Luck” keep the punk vibe alive within an instrumental format. It is truly something truly unique within the instrumental genre.
With “J.F.L.”, LoNero continues to move forward and forge new ground while still retaining integrity and honesty in their music. Something that is tantamount to what Guitarcore stands for.
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