HMR signs GYPSY PISTOLEROS; announce March 2012 release of “FOREVER WILD, BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED! GREATEST HITS VOLUME 1”
“The World’s Greatest Flamenco Sleaze Glam Rock ‘N’ Roll band Ever!” is back with a new album collating some of their biggest hits so far alongside new material. Combining their truly unique mix of flamenco rumba which gleefully collides with old school punk and rock ‘n’ roll riffs, the GYPSY PISTOLEROS’ first release on
Heavy Metal Records, “FOREVER WILD, BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED! GREATEST HITS VOLUME 1” is slated for release in March 2012.
This greatest hits collection will be mixed and produced by the legendary Joe Gibb (Jane’s Addiction, Funeral for a Friend) at the Mighty Atom Studios. Having proved popular with fans across the UK, US and Europe, the band’s signature pounding bass and thrashing drum sound and liberal use of flamenco breaks make the PISTOLEROS more than just a glam band with big hooks, attitude and sleaze – they make them a completely unique listening experience. Since forming in 2005, the band have built up a large and fiercely loyal fan base that has closely followed the GYPSY PISTOLEROS through a tumultuous couple of years. From seeing the band almost sign deals and abort plans for a live album, the only thing missing is new song or two…… But the wait for new music is over!
The GYPSY PISTOLEROS then found themselves making history by being the only band to be invited to play at all five of the massive Oklahoma-based Rocklahoma Rock festivals since 2007, where they played alongside the likes of Motley Crue, Poison and Whitesnake. The band is currently gearing up to tour with L.A. Guns; more details will be announced in the near future.
GYPSY PISTOLEROS consist of founding members Lee and Iggie Pistolero alongside Jeff (Pistolero) Williams and Kenny K Doll.
FOREVER WILD, BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED! GREATEST HITS VOLUME 1
Track listing (subject to change)
1. Living Down With the Gypsies
2. Senor Mangi Acqui
3. Un Hombre Sin Rostro, Pistolero
4. Sangre de las Roses
5. Una Para Todo es Bandido
6. Hotel de la Muerto
7. Shotgun Kiss is Ay Que Dolor
8. Forever is Para Siempre
10. Switchblade Kiss Comes Close
11. Ballad of a Broken Angel (Loco Loquito)
12. 1234 Kiss Me Then I’m Damned for Sure
Today Nightmare Records releases a FREE EXCLUSIVE Download Album including Eleven Killer Tracks of Heavy Rock, Progressive and Symphonic Power Metal from the latest Nightmare releases including:
LANCE KING “A Moment in Chiros”
ANDROMEDA “Manifest Tyranny”
ANUBIS GATE “Anubis Gate”
THEOCRACY “As the World Bleeds”
MYRATH “Tales of the Sands”
PATRICK HEMER “More than Meets the Eye”
DIVINE ASCENSION “As the Truth Appears”
VANGOUGH “Kingdom of Ruin”
HALCYON WAY “IndoctriNation”
PASTORE “The Price for Human Sins”
ENBOUND “And She says Gold”
This exclusive album can be downloaded HERE.
Nightmare Records was formed in 1990 by melodic metal vocalist Lance King, known best for his vocal work with BALANCE OF POWER & PYRAMAZE. Twenty one years later and over 2.5 Million CD’s sold, Lance King remains the CEO of Nightmare, one of the strongest upcoming resources for musicians and fans in the Metal community. Lance’s continued hard work, commitment and ethics have built a solid foundation, Nightmare is here to stay!
Nightmare Records is distributed in North America by SONY / RED in affiliation with Megaforce Records (MRI), in Europe available via BERTUS & TWILIGHT.
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Swedish hard rocks Dynazty has issued the following update:
We are very proud to announce that we will enter The Abyss studio together with renowned producer Peter Tägtgren in december 2011 to record our third album. This is indeed very exciting for us! Since Tägtgren is known for producing VERY heavy stuff, we think that this collaboration can take us to a new level, and maybe even a new, more modern direction.
We’ve been writing songs for a couple of months now, and we are confident that the new material will blow you away! The album is scheduled for release in the first half of 2012. As soon as we have a more exact date, we’ll let you know! As usual, the studio madness will be documented in our (in)famous video blogs.
/ Joey, Love, Nils, George & Mike
For more information on Dynazty, please visit the band’s website.
ACCEPT’s fifteen year break from the music business only served as a distant warning to the 2010 thunderous return of ACCEPT to the metal forefront. Sweat soaked, table-sized club shows and triumphant appearances at the biggest rock festivals around the world created an excitement long not seen in the metal community. It was only natural that ACCEPT’s comeback album Blood Of The Nations entered the charts at #4, the band’s highest entry in their legendary career! In addition, Blood Of The Nations charted high in countless other countries and cemented itself at #1 in many Reader Polls for a continuous 14 months! Accolades like “Album of the Year”, “Metal Anthem of the Year” and many more kept pouring in. The fans, in admiration of their heroes, flocked in the thousands to their notorious live shows, and Nuclear Blast, their record company, was salivating with satisfaction!
Inspired by their fans’ awe-inspiring reaction to their explosive live shows as well as the grandiose success of the comeback album, the band is now excited to jump right back into the studio and record another collection of heavy metal classics. To be called Stalingrad, the new ACCEPT album is scheduled to be released via Nuclear Blast Records in the spring of 2012. It will once again be produced by English star producer Andy Sneap who has long become a part of the ACCEPT family.
As the saying goes… no rest for the wicked! Following the release of Stalingrad, ACCEPT will continue their unstoppable, Teutonic Terror in 2012 and beyond, invading stages from North to South, from East to West, leaving all nonbelievers in their metallic dust!
HRH Note: 2012 is shaping up to be a big release year for the big legacy hard rock & metal acts. Already on the slate is Accept, Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, KISS and Van Halen. Who is next?!
I am not sure when the whole revival rock scene started, but The Answer is certainly one of the most successful one of those bands to date. “Under The Sky” is from The Answer’s excellent debut album, Rise. Check out the video clip below!
After a decade of music, and five albums to their credit, Disturbed has amassed a good bunch of “b-sides”, rarities, cover tunes. The band has finally put them all on one album, The Lost Children, for their fans to enjoy.
Some of the songs on The Lost Children are better than the majority of the tunes on Disturbed’s previous release, Asylum, but some I can also see why some tunes were b-sides.
The album opener “Hell” is pretty good, and one of the better tunes on the album. I could live the rest of my life without hearing “A Welcome Burden” again. This former b-side from The Sickness probably should have stayed in the Disturbed vaults. “This Moment” was originally on the CD, Transformers: The Album. It is a solid tune, but not one of my favorites.
“Run” and “Parasite” are both b-sides from my favorite Disturbed album, Indestructible. Both songs have that classic Disturbed sound with with David Draiman’s chant like vocal delivery.
The album’s only unreleased tune “Mine” has a creepy intro that would be right at home in a Saw movie. It is an interesting listen with its intertwined news audio clips. I completely understand why this wasn’t released before now though. It just doesn’t seem to fit in with Disturbed’s previous releases.
The Lost Children concludes with two back to back cover tunes. Disturbed blasts out faithful versions of Faith No More’s “Midlife Crisis” and Judas Priest’s “Living After Midnight”. They do a good job on both songs, but don’t really add any Disturbedism’s to the songs.
With Disturbed taking a well deserved break in their touring and recording schedule, The Lost Children may be the last Disturbed release to hit the streets for a few years.
The Lost Children stands up as a decent follow up to Asylum, and is worth picking up if you are one of the Disturbed.
Rating: Out of 10
- A Welcome Burden
- This Moment
- Old Friend
- Leave It Alone
- Two Worlds
- God Of The Mind
- Midlife Crisis
- Living After Midnight
David Draiman – Vocals
Dan Donegan – Guitars & Electronics
Mike Wengren – Drums
John Moyer – Bass Guitar