Trivium’s entire new album Shogun is now streaming in all its glory on the band’s Myspace page.
Maybe you’ve had a taste of the album, but experience all of Shogun for the first time, only on Myspace, only until the release date – September 30.
The track listing for Trivium is as follows:
1. Kirisute Gomen
2. Torn Between Scylla And Charybdis
3. Down From The Sky
5. Into The Mouth Of Hell We March
6. Throes Of Perdition
7. He Who Spawned the Furies
8. Of Prometheus And The Crucifix
9. The Calamity
10. Like Callisto To A Star In Heaven
Want to hear a preview of all of the clips off of Metallica’s new album, Death Magnetic?
The youtube movie below, has previews of all ten songs from Death Magnetic. September 12th can’t get here soon enough!
On August 1st, EXTREME will release through Frontiers Records in Europe “Saudades de Rock”, their first studio album in thirteen years which will coincide with their first world tour in over twelve years.
The iconic rock foursome – vocalist Gary Cherone, guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, bassist Pat Badger and new drummer Kevin Figueiredo – recorded their fifth studio offering at NRG Studios in Los Angeles with Bettencourt at the helm as producer and mixer. “Saudades de Rock” boasts 13 tracks (plus one exclusive bonus track for the European edition, Americocaine demo 1985, the very first studio demo recording of Extreme) including the infectious roar of “Star,” the groove-laden, swagger of “King“, a raw funk rock anthem called “Learn To Love” and the expressive ballad “Ghost.”
“A record is what makes a band vital”, says Bettencourt. “For the fans, it’s like, ‘Show me if you still got it.’ And we’ve done that. I really think this is the best record we’ve ever done.”
Based on the enthusiasm of the rock aficionados and diehard fans that have followed the band since its self-titled debut, Extreme’s 2008 ‘Take Us Alive’ world tour is destined for success and will bring the band to an exclusive gig in Europe at Milan’s Rock of Ages Festival on September 13th. Showcasing material from the majestic new album and classics from discs like 1990’s multi-platinum, “Pornograffitti”, not to mention 1992’s critically acclaimed “III Sides to Every Story”, the members of Extreme are thrilled to be heading out on the road.
“Saudades de Rock” finds the men of Extreme excited to be back together and playing to their collective strengths. And clearly, the accomplishment is not lost on them. “It didn’t take long for us to be reminded of what we were capable of,” Cherone enthuses. “We always knew Extreme was special. We always knew it was a matter of time.”
It’s a sentiment that carries over to the title of Extreme’s phenomenal new disc. “’Saudades’ was always a beautiful word to me,” Nuno explains. “It expresses a longing; an underlying sadness for something or someone that’s been missing in your life, and never quite sure if it will ever return. In this case, for us, it’s Rock and Roll. Saudades de Rock.”
“Saudades de Rock” European track listing includes:
Star; Comfortably Dumb; Learn To Love; Take Us Alive; Run; Last Hour; Flower Man; King Of The Ladies; Ghost; Slide; Interface; Sunrise; Peace (Saudade); Americocaine (demo 1985 – European bonus track).
Full streaming of “Star” will be available on the band and Frontiers’ myspace sites from Tuesday June 17th.
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of the highly anticipated STARBREAKER second album “Love’s Dying Wish” on August 1st 2008.
Starbreaker’s self-titled debut album caused a stir in the Hard Rock world, upon its release in spring 2005. Featuring world renowned musicians such as singer Tony Harnell (TNT, Westworld, Morning Wood), guitaristMagnus Karlsson (Allen / Lande, Primal Fear), bassist/producer Fabrizio Grossi(Glenn Hughes, House of Lords) andJohn Macaluso (Malmsteen, TNT, Ark) on drums, the record garnered enormous acclaim and was featured as the cover story on the prestigious “Rock It” magazine in Germany, with fantastic reviews World wide.
Following Harnell’s departure from TNT in 2006, Tony took a little time off the business to spend time with his family and write songs. In late 2007 he flew to Sweden to write the bulk of the songs for the new album with Karlsson and started the recording of the new songs at the end of the year. The highly anticipated brand new CD is entitled “Love’s Dying Wish” and is a true Hard Rock/Metal masterpiece. The album was written and produced by Harnell and Karlsson and was mixed by respected producer Tommy Hansen(TNT, Jorn, Pretty Maids, Helloween).
New bassist Jonni Lightfoot (a touring and recording veteran with extensive credits to his name) replaced Grossi in the line up. He has added a tasteful but aggressive touch to this magnificent piece of work and compliments Macaluso’s flashy drumming perfectly.
“Love’s Dying Wish” is a very special album that progresses from where the Starbreaker debut left off. With a fresh diversity that spans from pounding metal, to deep moody passages wrapped in a dark and beautifully melodic package. The stunning talents of Harnell and Karlsson are on display in spades with electrifying performances and stellar song writing. These two have truly developed a unique and timeless sound together. Simply brilliant, “Love’s Dying Wish” is going to blow away both old and new fans.
“Love’s Dying Wish” final tracklisting will include: End Of Alone (which can be streamed in its entirety on www.myspace.com/tonyharnellonline); Evaporate; Love’s Dying Wish; Unknown Superstar; Hide; Building A Wall; Beautiful Disaster; Live Your Life; Hello, Are You Listening?; Changes Me; The Day Belongs To Us; This Close.
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of SILENT RAGE’s highly anticipated fourth studio album “Four Letter Word” on July 4th 2008.
Silent Rage is known for their multi-captivating vocals, the unmistakeable blend of Melodic and Hard Rock and signature songwriting reminiscing of the glorydays of 80’s Arena Hard Rock. “I think our sound can be described as Classic Arena Style Hard Rock” says singer and guitarist Jesse Damon “that’s what we’re considered in Europe!” “
“Four Letter Word” is another fine example in the tradition of the band’s classic production. “We had a great time staying within the natural progression of our 1989 release “Don’t Touch Me There” & mixing in the sounds of modern hard rock” continues Damon, “all of the tracks, whether lighthearted or serious in nature, have deep meaning to the band members. There’s no hidden agenda, just melodic-hard-rock with contemporary production, written from the heart & soul of four veteran rockers”.
Silent Rage’s new album was produced by former Guns’N Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke who is also credited on the album for his contribution on guitar, keyboards and percussion. “Gilby is a long time friend of the band”, tells Jesse “We were first acquainted with him back in the 1980’s when he was playing with his band, “Candy”. Both bands were performing on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. Then, Silent Rage’s first tour manager (Bill Greer) went on to work with Gilby in Guns’N Roses and we got to see his rise to fame. Our association with him became very close when our bassist, EJ Curse began riding motorcycles with him on a regular basis. EJ went on to play bass for a few of Gilby’s concerts. SR heard the CD of “The Bronx” that Clarke produced & loved it. It was great to work with someone that we had such a long kinship with”.
Another very special guest is RATT’s Bobby Blotzer on drums and former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, who plays a guest solo on “Man or Machine”. “We met Bruce while working with Gene Simmons on the “Don’t Touch Me There” CD” explains Damon, “Bruce co-wrote one of the songs for that disc. Kulick has always been in our circle of friends & a supporter of Silent Rage. We always admired his guitar virtuosity plus, he’s a great guy. Knowing he lived nearby our recording studio, we had to ask him to do a jam on the CD. We thought it fitting to have him perform on “Man or Machine” since originally, that song was an idea that Gene Simmons & I started a few years back”.
Silent Rage is very proud of the new CD “Four Letter Word” and look forward to present it live in Europe during the summer. A string of concerts has been already set in Europe and more are going to be announced shortly.
“Four Letter Word” tracklisting includes:You Could Be The One; Four Letter Word; Man Or Machine; Feel My Love; Close Your Eyes; Sinister Man; Hard Habit To Break; Nobody Knows (Ballad of Andy & Glory); Bona Fide; I’m Not Lonely; Trouble.
Get ready for a raw, rock explosion for melodic hard rock fans, new and old, on July 4th!
Frontiers Records is proud to present the final HAREM SCAREM studio album “Hope” for release in Europe on July 4th 2008 !
No other band in the Melodic Rock genre has delivered the goods through such a varied discography throughout their career as Harem Scarem. The Canadian quartet makes no exception to the rule with the band’s twelfth and final studio album. After 20 years of activities, Harem Scarem have infact decided to move on to other things.
“Hope” is therefore their final record for themselves and their fans all around the world: a release which marks the final testament to the art and craft of a legendary band in Melodic Hard Rock.
In band’s singer Harry Hess words: “The new album follows in the footsteps of our recent releases. I’m sure our long time fans will not be disappointed as all the hooks and choruses are there once again, wrapped at times in a slightly heavier and darker tone”.
The result is truly Harem Scarem’s most intense, moody and passionate album to date. A top production and a straightforward Melodic Hard Rock sound make “Hope” an unmissable opportunity for all the fans to enjoy the very last studio effort from a legendary band that has written real milestones in the Melodic Hard Rock musical style.
“Hope” final track listing includes the following eleven songs: Watch Your Back; Time Bomb; Hope; Days Are Numbered; Dark Times; Beyond Repair; Never Too Late; Shooting Star; Calm Before The Storm; Nothing Without You; Higher (acoustic)*
* Exclusive bonus track for Europe
Click on the Highlighted Tracks above to preview the song clips.
The album will be released in Europe on Frontiers Records on July the 4th 2008.
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the European release of “Live In Sao Paulo“, Richie Kotzen’s first-ever live album on July 4th 2008. With much prompting from fans, Kotzen chose for the purpose a stellar performance from his South American tour in 2007.
“Live in Sao Paulo” is an absorbing collective blend of Kotzen’s songs throughout the years. His live performance reflects the guitar style’s that has defined his career as a virtuoso. Kotzen reveals to fans live his true diversity with the rhythmic labours of “A Love Divine” to the poignant ballad “Remember”. The performance continually travels between moments of classic-rock song “Shapes of Things”, to the uplifting original “Stand”.
Kotzen is influenced from such bands as Bad Company, Free, early Van Halen and Cream. They are the inspiration for his songs, but having deep Philly roots Kotzen tends to combine rock with the Motown influences he heard as a kid. “Much influence for my songs comes from the likes of the Spinners, O-Jays, and Curtis Mayfield”, explains Kotzen. “Growing up outside Philadelphia and listening to those old soul stations I ended up with that sound being a heavy influence in my writing even though the core of what I do is Rock”.
Kotzen burst onto the heavy metal scene as a teenager with a lightning-fast guitar techniques. With his talents, Kotzen has played with some of the best musicians; securing such major collaboration with the band Mr. Big and renowned jazz great Stanley Clarke as well as his own solo projects. “I have been lucky, in the sense, that I have been able to play with guys who I could learn from. The biggest musical lesson for me was playing in a band with Stanley Clarke and Lenny White. Obviously these guys are jazz musicians and I am not, but I learned so much from the time we recorded and toured together. My favourite rock bassist is Billy Sheehan and we were in Mr. Big together for 3 years which was awesome”.
“Live In Sao Paulo” tracklisting includes:
Click on the highlighted tracks above to preview the song!
Through technological advancement, ‘Forever’, a race of aquatic beings living on Planet Y, has found the secret of longevity. They have advanced to the point that they have become completely dependent on machines and are losing their emotions. A passing comet on a collision course with Planet Earth provides the opportunity to revitalize their race; ‘Forever’ harness the comet to carry their DNA to a new home on Earth. When the comet and Earth collide, the cataclysmic impact exterminates the dinosaurs (the Fifth Extinction), but from the ashes of destruction, humans arise. At first, the experiment with seeded DNA seems successful: through the humans ‘Forever’ vicariously relive the emotions they experienced before the age of machines. In order to help mankind overcome their physical ailments and mental limitations, ‘Forever’ speeds up human evolution. But the result is tragic: people develop a similar technological dependency with their emotions waning just like ‘Forever’ and moral development not keeping pace with their capacity to invent. ‘Forever’ must find a way to save mankind from its imminent self-destruction… or should they?
AYREON “01011001”the brand new studio album from mastermind Arjen Lucassen feat. selected top artists of today´s rock genres.
Guest appearances by:
Tom Englund, Steve Lee, Daniel Gildenlöw, Hansi Kürsch, Floor Jansen, Anneke van Giersbergen, Jonas Renkse, Jorn Lande, Magali Luyten, Bob Catley, Ty Tabor, Simone Simons, Phideaux Xavier, Arjen Lucassen, Liselotte Hegt, Wudstik, Marjan Welman, Ed Warby, Lori Linstruth, Derek Sherinian, Tomas Bodin, Michael Romeo, Joost van den Broek.
You can view the Album Preview below!
Frontiers Records is excited to announce all details related to LEVERAGE highly anticipated second album entitled “Blind Fire”.
Leverage is a Top Level Melodic Metal band which came out of nowhere in 2006, causing a stir with the release of their debut album “Tides”. Their blend of modern metal sound and old school melody-based songwriting earned rave reviews from the media and created a fanbase both in Finland and throughout the rock community in many countries.
One highlight of the ratings was melodicrock.com naming ‘Tides’ as the best Metal/Prog album of 2006, with 2 songs at the top of their heavy rock song listing. The band’s frontman Pekka Heino (also singer for Brother Firetribe) was also named the vocalist of the year!
“The warm welcome for ‘Tides’ was a pleasant surprise for us” says the band’s guitar player and main composer Tuomas Heikkinen. “We got good radio airplay in Finland, even climbed to the charts, all before our very first gig with our own material! Since then, we’ve played throughout Finland at clubs and festivals. Our music has been described as melodic metal or melodic heavy rock, which is fine by us”. Rock and Metal lovers will easily recognize influences from Rainbow, Magnum, Stratovarius and Masterplan with a light Progressive Metal edge.
“We wanted to plan the second album and the second step of our career carefully” continues Heikkinen “ As a big part of that, we were happy to sign with Frontiers. The songs were all written between the release of ‘Tides’ and entering the studio in July 07. Right from the first demos we knew that the second album will be a great step forward for Leverage. Here’s why: we’re tighter as a band, we know what our own style is and what we might be capable of, and we’re busting our butts to make as solid music as we ever can. We recorded and mixed (Torsti Spoof and Jari Mikkola) the album at Studio Audio, Jyväskylä, Finland between the beginning of July and halfway of September. It was mastered at Chartmakers, Helsinki”
“Blind Fire” will be released in Europe (minus Finland) on Frontiers Records on January 25th 2007. The first reactions to the material are enthusiastic and there are already plans for the band to play live outside their homeland.
Tracklisting of “Blind Fire” includes:
Click on the links above to Preview the new tracks!
“All in all, we are really proud of ‘Blind Fire’” concludes Tuomas Heikkinen. “We worked hard to make the most of the relatively short time between ‘Tides’ and the new one, and we feel we accomplished what we set out to do”.
Frontiers will also release at the same time of the new album a new edition of “Tides” which will also include two exclusive bonus tracks: Superstition (live) and Twilight Symphony (live). Click here to enjoy a sample of “Superstition” from “Tides” !
At one point in time, I would not pick up a live disc regardless of the artist. Today however, I love any and all live records that most hard rock artists put out. They capture all the little nuances of the band’s live show. It is like having your own personal concert at your disposal.
The new Rob Zombie Live disc hits stores today, and is a must have record for all of you Zombie fans. The CD was recorded in 2006 on the Educated Horses Tour. This is a pretty tight set and captures Rob Zombie and company well. The disc gives you 18 live tracks with over an hour of live music. The CD Booklet also reveals a link with some cool bonus material.
My only disappointment is that the band didn’t do I’m Your Boogeyman Live, but other than that, this is a pretty strong set list. I haven’t seen Rob Zombie Live, but after hearing this disc, I will certainly be catching him the next time he comes into town.
If this CD doesn’t whet your appetite for the up and coming Rob Zombie / Ozzy Osbourne shows, nothing else will. If you are a Rob Zombie fan, you need to get this!
You can preview the disc in its entirety at this link!
Don’t forget to sign up for the Hard Rock Hideout Ghoulish Giveaway, where you can win an autographed copy of the CD!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Sawdust in the Blood
2. American Witch
3. Demon Speeding
4. Living Dead Girl
5. More Human Than Human
6. Dead Girl Superstar
7. House of 1000 Corpses
8. Let It All Bleed Out
9. Creature of the Wheel
10. Demonoid Phenomenon
11. Supercharger Heaven
12. Never Gonna Stop
13. Black Sunshine
15. Devil’s Rejects
16. Lords of Salem
17. Thunderkiss ’65
Rob Zombie band is:
Rob Zombie – vocals
John 5 – guitar
Piggy D – bass
Tommy Clufetos – drums
Rob Zombie has posted new audio and video clips from his first ever live album, Rob Zombie Live. Now available for our intense pleasure are live versions of “Dragula,” “Black Sunshine” and “Living Dead Girl.” Over the course of the Educated Horses Tour, Rob Zombie, in collaboration with producer Scott Humphrey, combined the most tantalizing of audio and visual elements. Rob Zombie’s heavy metal music and extreme stage presence do not disappoint in a nostalgic music video of “Thunder Kiss ’65” presented on YouTube. The much anticipated Rob Zombie Live is sure to be a hit with incredible guitar riffs, live footage and pictures from the ever-classic Rob Zombie.
Rob Zombie Live available in stores on October 23rd.
Click on the tracks below to preview the live tracks!
“Thunder kiss ’65”