Magnus Karlsson started his cooperation with Frontiers Records in the year 2000 when his band LAST TRIBE was signed by the Italian label. After two more records with this group, Magnus was asked by Serafino Perugino, Frontiers Records label President, to write and produce some of their artists. This started a successful journey of collaborations with some of the greatest singers and musicians in the Hard Rock/Metal world. The list includes the successful ALLEN/LANDE trilogy, STARBREAKER, BOB CATLEY, KISKE/SOMERVILLE and the list goes on and on. He finally joined the German Heavy Metal icons PRIMAL FEAR in 2008 and with them he toured the world and recorded two successful albums that climbed high on the charts in several countries.
This time Magnus created his own album with his strongest melodic metal and hard rock set of songs ever and invited both old and new friends to sing them! The list includes RUSSELL ALLEN (Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob), RALF SCHEEPERS (Primal Fear, Gamma Ray), TONY HARNELL (TNT, Starbreaker), MARK BOALS (Yngwie Malmsteen, The Codex), RICK ALTZI (Masterplan, At Vance), MIKE ANDERSSON (Star One, Full Force), RICKARD BENGTSSON (Last Tribe), HERMAN SAMING (A.C.T), DAVID READMAN (Pink Cream 69, Vodoo Circle). Rounding up the line-up on the album is Daniel Flores on drums.
“I’ve had the honour to collaborate with some of the greatest singers and musicians in the world”, says Magnus. “Artists who have made my life richer with their magical music. On this album I got the chance to write tailor made songs for some of my absolute favourite singers. I was thinking, what would I really like to hear from this or that guy and then I wrote the songs. It’s like if I’m missing a song with my favourite singer in my record collection, then I just make that song for him! I listen like a fan and I write like a fan well…I am a fan!”
MAGNUS KARLSSON’S FREE FALL debut album includes the following songs
Free Fall (lead vocals: Russell Allen); Higher (lead vocals: Ralf Scheepers); Heading Out (lead vocals: Magnus Karlsson); Stronger (lead vocals: Tony Harnell); Not My Saviour (lead vocals: Rick Altzi); Us Against The World (lead vocals: David Readman); Our Time Has Come (lead vocals: Mark Boals); Ready or Not (lead vocals: Magnus Karlsson); Last Tribe (lead vocals: Rickard Bengtsson); Fighting (lead vocals: Herman Saming); Dreamers & Hunters (lead vocals: Mike Andersson); On Fire (lead vocals: Magnus Karlsson)
It is possible to sample four songs from the album following this link on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-u60fsjQYU
Vaunted Orange County, CA heavy metal Triple Axe Attack, LEATHERWOLF, featuring Michael Olivieri (vocals, guitar), Rob Math (guitar), Greg Erba (guitar), Pat Guyton (bass), and Dean Roberts (drums), will be kicking off their Unchained 2013 touring activities this Saturday, April 6 at Mirror Image Studios in Anaheim, CA. The four-band bill also includes former Metal Blade recording artists HERETIC as well as SAME VEIN and HYPNOSTIC. Tickets are $10.00.
LEATHERWOLF have also been confirmed as headliners for Pathfinder Metalfest IV in Marietta, GA on July 13 and will appear at both Skull Fest in North Platte, NE on October 19 and Rock Harvest II in White Marsh, MD on November 9, respectively. LEATHERWOLF will join fellow California metal veterans VICIOUS RUMORS and New Jersey’s SEVEN WITCHES on the Metal Masters 2013 tour which is currently set to kick off September 21 at the Indianapolis Metal Fest in Indianapolis, IN.
Confirmed LEATHERWOLF tour dates include:
06 – Mirror Image Studios – Anaheim, CA
20 – Jammin Joes – Arvado, CO
13 – Bobby McGee’s – Chicago Ridge, IL
14 – Penny Pub Road – South Barrington, IL
18 – The Chaffee Flatts Bar & Grill – Chaffee, NY
19 – Shocks – Utica, NY
20 – Dead Horse Cantina & Music Hall – McKee Rocks, PA
21 – House of Rock – White Marsh, MD
12 – The Maywood – Raleigh, NC
13 – The 120 Tavern & Music Hall, Pathfinder Metalfest IV – Marietta, GA
21 – Indianapolis Metal Fest – Indianapolis, IN*
28 – The Montage – Rochester, NY*
02 – Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY*
04 – Bentz Street – Frederick, MD*
05 – Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC*
19 – Sculley’s Shooters, Skull Fest – North Platte, NE
09 – House of Rock, Rock Harvest II – White Marsh, MD
* with VICIOUS RUMORS and SEVEN WITCHES
LEATHERWOLF will issue their “Unchained” live album later this year through an as-of-yet undisclosed label; the follow-up to 2008′s “New World Asylum” was mixed by noted guitarist/producer, Roy Z, whose credits include JUDAS PRIEST, Bruce Dickinson, HALFORD, HELLOWEEN and SEPULTURA. Fans can download a free MP3 of the song “Spiter” from the forthcoming album by liking the new official LEATHERWOLF Facebook page at http://facebook.com/leatherwolfmetal.
Web Site: http://LeatherwolfMetal.com
Deadline Music / Cleopatra Records is proud to announce the release of “Cold,” the premier single from the upcoming Queensrÿche CD, Frequency Unknown (due out Tuesday, April 23rd). Mixed by Anthony Focx (Jason Newsted, Aerosmith, Night Ranger, Ted Nugent) the single is available on iTunes for downloading and will also be released as a special limited-edition 7” vinyl single with a newly-recorded version of the Queensrÿche classic “Silent Lucidity” – mixed by Jürgen Engler (Doro Pesch, Die Krupps ) -on the B-side.
Catch Geoff Tate and QUEENSRŸCHE on their 25th Anniversary Operation Mindcrime Tour in a city near you!
West Wendover, NV
Peppermill Concert Hall
Belly Up Aspen
Grand Junction, CO
Mesa Theater & Lounge
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Albuquerque
Las Vegas, NV
San Juan Capistrano, CA
The Coach House
Agoura Hills, CA
Solana Beach, CA
Belly Up Tavern
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
Ace Of Spades
The Concert Pub North
Northern Lights Theater
Saint Charles, IL
Turtle Lake, WI
St. Croix Casino & Hotel
Turning Stone Resort Casino
Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Brews Brothers West
Falls Church, VA
The State Theatre
The Fillmore Detroit
House Of Blues