The Monsters of Rock Cruise has added three bands to its 2013 Voyage. Bang Tango, The London Quireboys, and Rhino Bucket join a jam packed lineup which has KIX, Tesla, Lita Ford, Y&T, Great White, Dangerous Toys, Nelson, Loudness, Lynch Mob, TNT, L.A. Guns, JSRG, KEEL, Helix, Faster Pussycat, Enuff Z’Nuff, XYZ, Femme Fatale, Black N’ Blue, Alcatrazz and more.
The Monsters of Rock Cruise takes place March 16th – 20th, 2013.
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Check out the brand new video “Refugee” from TNT. “Refugee” is on the new TNT album, A Farewell To Arms. You can check out the Hard Rock Hideout review on A Farewell to Arms here!
When TNT announced Tony Mills as the new singer of TNT back in 2006, I couldn’t have been more excited. While I hated to see Tony Harnell leave, I have always enjoyed Tony Mills vocals in Shy. I thought he would be a good replacement. I have to admit that I didn’t love the first couple of releases with Mills as the singer. I thought the releases A New Territory, and Atlantis were ok at best.
I feared that with Tony Mills having a heart attack last August that the band wouldn’t be to continue with Mills as the singer. Luckily, the band has returned in 2011, with their latest effort A Farewell to Arms. I can happily say that this IS the TNT CD I have been waiting for. Tony Mills voice soars to new heights, and Ronnie Le Tekro’s playing is absolutely fantastic! This is the TNT sound that fans love. To my ears, A Farewell to Arms is a return to form by TNT.
A Farewell to Arms starts off with a heavy rocker “Engine” that will rip your face off. TNT obviously has something to prove with this album and “Engine” is the song that says “Hey, we are back to kick your ass!” The band doesn’t stop rocking after “Engine” either. This CD is packed full with a bunch of heavy rockers. In fact, TNT doesn’t slow it down on the CD until the brief instrumental track “Signature of A Demon’s Self Portrait”. There are some extremely catchy songs on this disc, with “Take It Like A Man – Woman”, “Barracuda” and “Don’t Misunderstand Me” amongst my favorites on the CD.
TNT sounds completely re-energized with A Farewell To Arms. I don’t think I have heard Tony Mills sing like this since the Shy England offering Misspent Youth. Ronnie Le Torko’s playing is going to have all of the heavy guitar fans going nuts.
It may be early in 2011, but there is no doubt in my mind that TNT’s A Farewell To Arms will be one of the top CD’s of the year. If you are a TNT fan, lover of hair metal, or heavy rock, you gotta check this CD out!
For more information on TNT, check out the band’s website: www.tnttheband.com. You can check out three of the samples from “A Farewell To Arms” below! You can purchase A Farewell To Arms at this link.
3. Ship In The Night
4. Take It Like A Man – Woman
7. Signature On A Demon’s Self Portrait
8. Don’t Misunderstand Me
9. A Farewell To Arms
10. Someone Else
11. God Natt, Marie
12. Harley Davidson (European bonus track)
Tony Mills – Vocals
Ronnie Le Tekro – Guitars
Victor Borge – Bass
Diesel Dahl – Drums
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), guitarist Magnus Karlsson (Allen / Lande, Primal Fear), bassist/producer Fabrizio Grossi (Glenn Hughes) and John 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, the band recorded in 2007 / 2008 the highly anticipated brand new CD entitled “Love’s Dying Wish”: 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) has been added to the line up.
“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. “Love’s Dying Wish” is going to blow away both old and new fans.
– Sound samples in mp3 (click on the song title to listen to a 90 sec. mp3 sample):
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