Kinematic Music, a new division of Kinematic Entertainment, launches this fall with the September 17, 2013 release of OUR OWN DEVICES from Florida-based progressive metallers Mindcage, mixed and mastered by rock legend Michael Wagener.
OUR OWN DEVICES is a fantasy storybook set to music. Combining cultural and literary elements of steampunk, dystopian society and futuristic technologies with highly articulate progressive metal music, the album transports the listener to a world broken and needing a hero. That oppressive world is devoid of arts, creativity, light, and ultimately, humanity. But from it springs an enigmatic character, Arabella Vash, who is called to The One Constant, a group of rebels who maintain the history and teachings of the last free society.
The clock is ticking
there’s no time to think
Her mission now…
wake them all from sleep
“The Human Race”
The story says “Arabella is the key,” but will she unlock the future in time?
The core members of Mindcage – Dietrick Hardwick (writer, guitarist), Brian Howell (bass) and Craig Nudo (drums) – have been connected personally and through music for almost thirty years. The significance of this project, for them, is that a lifelong goal has come to fruition. With the addition of power vocalist Jeff Hignite, the intense and unique synergy of writing and performing became apparent. The band is proudly debuting OUR OWN DEVICES to the public this September at ProgPower USA XIV.
1. Cadence March
2. For All Mankind (The Dark Design)
3. Our Own Devices
4. The Human Race
5. At Full Steam
7. The One Constant
8. Arabella’s Arc
9. The Serenity Sequence (Renaissance Pt. I)
10. The Grand Restoration (Renaissance Pt. II)
Michael Wagener’s works have sold more than 94 million records. His production and mixing credits include Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Motley Crue, Alice Cooper, Megadeth, Dokken, and Overkill. Hardwick produced OUR OWN DEVICES and Kinematic Entertainment president, Ben Galecki, executive produced.
OUR OWN DEVICES will be available on iTunes, amazon.com, and at your favorite record store.
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of FOUR the anticipated reunion album from Canadian rockers CONEY HATCH on September 24th in North America and September 27th in Europe.
Once dubbed “The Loudest Band in Toronto” CONEY HATCH is back with their first record of new material in over two decades. FOUR is chalked full of the unique brand of melodic riff-rock that first brought the band to the attention of critics and rock fans all over the world.
Formed back in the early ‘80s in Toronto Canada, original members Andy Curran, Carl Dixon, Dave Ketchum and Steve Shelski released 3 records on Anthem Records in Canada and Polygram for the rest of the world. The band toured relentlessly and played support slots on tour with the likes of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Accept, Ted Nugent and Cheap Trick to name a few. After three releases and many miles of success and rocky road under their belts, the four band members went their separate ways in 1986.
The story of this reunion is an amazing journey that only fate could be responsible for. Late one night, on his way home from a recording session in Australia, a weary Carl Dixon had a near fatal head-on car collision that left him clinging to life. While Carl was still in an induced coma, his wife reached out to the other members of Coney Hatch and asked them to offer words of encouragement over to the phone to Carl. She held the phone to his ear as he lay unconscious in his bed. “I told him to get better quick “says bassist / vocalist Andy Curran. “I said we had a lot more rockin’ to do with Coney Hatch. I really didn’t think we’d play together again but it just came out of my mouth… and Carl remembered it!”
Be careful what you wish for!!……after many operations, Band-Aids, stitches, titanium rods, doctors, nurses, medicine and sheer gut-determination Carl Dixon returned to the stage with his 3 original band mates in August of 2010 in Hamilton Ontario in front of 7,500 hungry Hatch fans. News of that show travelled fast and the original Coney Hatch was soon invited to play Firefest 2011 for their first time ever in the UK! The rave reviews flooded in after that sweaty night in Nottingham and the band returned to their homeland to find a record deal offer waiting for an all new Coney Hatch record.
After much discussion and soul-searching the band decided to grab the opportunity from Frontiers to work together again. They enlisted the help of long time friend and Juno Award winning engineer Vic Florencia (Danko Jones, Nelly Furtado, Hillary Duff, Marc Jordan, Olivia Newton-John etc) to capture the new recordings.
“All of us are thrilled to have recorded a 4th Coney Hatch record” says Curran. “We never thought it would happen but the stars aligned and hell froze over! The new material feels like it could have been the record after OUTA HAND before FRICTION… Its raw and not too over produced, but still has that vintage Hatch sound. …sonically we did a ” 2013 LA botox face lift” job and it sounds pretty fresh. The recording process was extremely challenging as the four of us all live separate lives in four different towns…it was honestly like herding cats, but eventually we got them all in the same bag! We’re very happy with the final outcome.”
Based on the crazy journey that plucked the band out of the bars (the Monkey Bars) in the early 80s into the hands of Max Webster kingpin Kim Mitchell and then onto Max Norman for OUTA HAND and FRICTION no one is more surprised than the members of CONEY HATCH to be back in studio with their patched up Steve Austin–ish lead vocalist/ guitarist Carl Dixon in 2013!!
FOUR tracklisting includes: Blown Away; Boys Club; Down & Dirty; Do It Again; Connected; Revive; We Want More; Devil U Know; Marseille; Keep Drivin’; Holdin’ On.
In Carl Dixon words “We think everyone will agree that FOUR was worth the wait!”
Songs from FOUR can be sampled via this link: http://youtu.be/kaX7gLnhuFY
Carl Dixon (lead vocal, guitar)
Andy Curran (vocals, bass)
Steve Shelski (lead guitar)
Dave Ketchum (drums)
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
TO RELEASE UNBLACKENED
ON DVD, BLU-RAY, AND DIGITAL VIDEO VIA EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT
CD DOUBLE DISC VIA ENTERTAINMENT ONE
~September 24, 2013~
Unblackened,” the new live DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Video from Black Label Society will be released on September 24, 2013 by Eagle Rock Entertainment. [Pre-book Order Date September 9, MSRP $19.98 Blu-ray, $14.98 DVD].
Additionally, Zakk’s label home, eOne Music, will release the audio version of the “Unblackened” DVD under the same name. The double disc release will have six additional tracks not found on the DVD, including two acoustic versions of “Queen Of Sorrow” and “Won’t Find It Here,” and covers of Leon Russell’s “Song For You” and “Aint No Sunshine When She’s Gone” by Bill Withers.
Since their early nineties inception, Black Label Society, formed and helmed by guitar legend Zakk Wylde, has been at the forefront of hard rock. Their penchant for hard riffs and blazing solos has resulted in a slew of hugely successful albums and a reputation as one of the most powerful live bands of their generation. “Unblackened,” however, unveils another side of the band.
Filmed and recorded earlier this year in high definition at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia, “Unblackened” is Black Label Society presenting their songs in a whole new light, with greater use of acoustic instrumentation. Wylde plays both guitar and piano, with Nick Catanase on guitar, John DeServio on bass/vocals, Chad Szeliga on drums, Derek Sherinian on keyboards/piano, and Greg Locascio providing additional vocals.
Their stripped-down approach highlights the subtler nuances of the songwriting, without losing any of the fire or intensity. Classic tracks like “Stillborn,” “The Blessed Hellride,” “In This River,” “Throwin’ It All Away,” “Losin’ Your Mind,” and many others are still punctuated by the stinging, searing solos that fans know and love, while showcasing the versatility of the band.
In addition to the concert, “Unblackened” is rich in bonus material. A new interview with Zakk, photo gallery, music video for “Losin’ Your Mind,” and a feature with Wylde visiting HM Prison Stocken in the U.K . are all included.
Zakk Wylde, who has been called one of the true guitar heroes of the past 20-plus years, served as Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist for over 20 years in addition to his work with BLS. This collaboration led to a string of multi-platinum albums, including Osbourne’s biggest selling “No More Tears,” of which Wylde wrote all the music. Bestowed with such accolades as “Golden God” by Metal Hammer and the “Best Guitarist” Award from Revolver Magazine, Wylde has proven time and time again that his songwriting, guitar prowess, and on-stage persona, along with his larger-than-life personality, have made him a force to be reckoned with. Black Label Society continues to enthrall fans around the globe, and “Unblackened” is another incredible piece in the band’s catalog.
DVD TRACK LISTING
1.) Losin’ Your Mind
2.) The Blessed Hellride
3.) Sold My Soul
4.) Road Back Home
5.) Spoke In The Wheel
6.) House Of Doom
7.) Queen Of Sorrow
8.) Machine Gun Man
9.) Sweet Jesus
10.) In This River
11.) Throwin’ It All Away
12.) Takillya (Estyabon)
13.) Won’t Find It Here
16.) I Thank You Child
CD TRACK LISTING
1. Losin’ Your Mind
2. The Blessed Hellride
3. Sold My Soul
4. Road Back Home
5. Spoke In the Wheel
6. House Of Doom
7. Queen Of Sorrow
8. Machine Gun Man
9. Sweet Jesus
10. In This River
11. Throwin’ It All Away
1. Takillya (Estyabon)
2. Won’t Find It Here
5. I Thank You Child
7. Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone (cover)
9. Lovin’ Woman
10. Queen Of Sorrow (unplugged)
11. Song For You (cover)
12. Won’t Find It Here (unplugged)
13. Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Some roots never die, no matter how they are cut. Stardog Champion is proof of this. Aaron Fink and Mark James reunite with vocalist Nick Coyle reigniting the creative flame that sparked the band Lifer and set the path for Breaking Benjamin success, add drummer Josh Karis to the mix and you get Stardog Champion. Produced by Grammy-nominated Neal Avron (Switchfoot, Everclear, Linkin Park) Exhale the group’s first EP featuring the single “When We Fall” is a collection of sharp, mature rock tracks unlike a lot of modern day manufactured rock tunes. Exhale is a product of passion and lifelong influences today’s listening audience should be getting ready to absorb. What will come from these roots? Stardog Champion, breathe in Exhale!
Check out Stardog Champion on tour near you!
|Fri Aug 9||Long Branch||NJ||Brighton Bar|
|Sat Aug 10||Kenilworth||NJ||10th St Live|
|Fri Aug 16||Syracuse||NY||Three Fat Guys|
|Sat Aug 17||Mattydale||NY||Macs Bad Art Bar|
|Thu Aug 29||Westchester||PA||The Note|
|Fri Aug 30||Altoona||PA||Aldos|
|Sat Aug 31||NYC||NY||Tobacco Road|
|Sun Sep 1||Philly||PA||Legendary Dobbs|
|Tue Sep 3||Clifton||NJ||Dingbatz|
|Wed Sep 4||White Marsh||MD||House of Rock|
|Thu Sep 5||Columbus||OH||Victorys Live|
|Fri Sep 6||Dayton||OH||McGuffys|
|Sat Sep 7||Newport||KY||Thompson House|
|Sun Sep 8||Indianapolis||IN||Emerson Theater|
|Tue Sep 10||Nash/Louisville|
|Wed Sep 11||St Louis||MO||Fubar|
|Thu Sep 12||TBA||IL|
|Fri Sep 13||Cape Girardeau||MO||Pitters|
|Sat Sep 14||Merriam||KS||Aftershock|
|Sun Sep 15||Des Moines||IA||Krazee Kafe|
|Tue Sep 17||Cedar Rapids||IA|
|Wed Sep 18||Crest Hill||IL||Bada Brew|
|Thu Sep 19||Barrington||IL||Penny Road|
|Fri Sep 20||Janesville||WI||Back Bar|
|Sat Sep 21||Creve Couer||IL||Trendz|
|Sun Sep 22||South Bend||IN||Cheers|
|Tue Sep 24||G Rapids/Muskegon|
|Wed Sep 25||Chesterfield||MI||Diesel Concert Lounge|
|Thu Sep 26||Lansing||MI||Ulis Haus of Rock|
|Fri Sep 27||Parma||OH||Rock City Tap House|
|Sat Sep 28||Marion||OH||Tinks|
|Sun Sep 29||Pittsburgh||PA||Hard Rock Cafe|
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