We`re currently in Tommy Hansen`s Jailhouse Studio in Denmark, mixing the new JORN album due for release in march 08.
We are planning to come see many of you guys and gals around Europe next year, – And hopefully other parts of the world as well. In the mean time you are all welcome to check out our web: www.jornlande.com, and sign up for an account in our Stormcrows forum, to meet other dedicated fans and friends.
We want to send our best wishes to all of you for the upcoming season, and thank you for the love and support you have shown us in the past year. It`s been truly great meeting so many of you, and we`re looking forward to seeing you again next year:-)
DOKKEN recently spent time in the studio putting the finishing touches on its upcoming release, “Lightning Strikes Again”.
“Lightning Strikes Again” will be released in March/April 2008 via Rhino Records in the U.S. and Frontiers Records in Europe. The follow-up to 2004’s “Hell to Pay” will feature the lineup of Don Dokken (vocals), Jon Levin guitar, ex-WARLOCK), Barry Sparks (bass, TED NUGENT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MSG) and Mick Brown (drums).
There have been a few AC/DC inspired rock releases in 2007, and This Ain’t Heaven…Welcome To Hell is one of the better ones.
The German rock band, Sin City, started as a AC/DC tribute band, but with three strong releases under their belt, they have plenty of tunes to be proud of themselves.
The music on This Ain’t Heaven…Welcome To Hell is so strong, that I often forget that it isn’t AC/DC that I am listening to. Porty Portner has Bon Scott’s vocal sound down to a tee. The combined guitar might of Dschürgen Young and Heiko “The Rocker” Haag, will have you rocking out, and in search of your favorite cold beverage in no time.
I have quite a few favorites on this record, including the tunes, Horny, Sign It, Taking In Your Sleep (The Romantics Cover) and New Jack City. There honestly isn’t a bad cut in the bunch.
If you are rock purist, and are looking for something completely original, Sin City is not an act that you will want to try out. If you are fan like myself that prefers hard rocking tunes with a good beat and a party rock vibe, Sin City delivers the goods! You can pick up your copy of This Ain’t Heaven……Welcome to Hell at the following link. http://www.sin-city.de/puresincity/pages/shop.php
It will make a great stocking stuffer for your favorite AC/DC or Sin City fan!
Rating:Out of 10
Sin City is:
H.G. “Porty” Portner – Vocals
Dschürgen J. Young – Guitars
Heiko “The Rocker”Haag – Guitars
Lars “Dr. Pank” Lunova – Drums
Patrik “AC Thunder” Apel – Bass
Metal Heaven has announced the signing of heralded US melodic metal masters, DRIVER, featuring powerhouse vocalist ROB ROCK and acclaimed guitarist/producer, ROY Z (Halford, Bruce Dickinson). Based out of Los Angeles, CA, DRIVER was one of the top local acts at the height of melodic hard rock in the late 1980’s and issued a widely circulated 5-song cassette EP in 1990 that garnered the band a dedicated worldwide following. The band was ultimately denied by major labels with the emergence of the grunge rock scene that dominated the musical landscape during the early 90’s, yet DRIVER’s cult status as one of the most underrated HR acts of their time held steadfast over the years.
With Metal Heaven stepping in and inking the band to a deal, DRIVER will finally get a chance to release the album they intended to deliver back when. The new CD will feature re-recorded versions of songs that were written by ROY Z and ROB ROCK during the band’s 2-year bi-coastal existence spanning the years 1989 and ’90, including those on the original demo and some new songs as well. Original drummer Reynold “Butch” Carlson will perform and some other special guests including Mat Sinner on bass. Stay tuned for more details and keep your eyes open for a Spring 2008 release!
In 2006, Twisted Sister released their Christmas Album, and now in 2007, the fine folks at Razor & Tie Records have released a Christmas Compilation CD with some of the biggest stars of the 80’s Hard Rock Era.
Monster Ballads XMas is a tasty feast of reworked Christmas classics, and a song with a unique twist from Danger Danger. Every song on this disc is highly enjoyable, at least until you get to Faster Pussycat’s Silent Night, which is awful.
If you need a disc to get you in the mood for the holiday season, this is the one to pick up. There are only 23 shopping days left before X-Mas. Don’t miss out on this record!
1. Jingle Bells – Skid Row
2. Happy Christmas (War Is Over) – Winger
3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Jani Lane Of Warrant
4. I’ll Be Home for Christmas – Twisted Sister with Lita Ford
5. White Christmas – Queensryche
6. Run Rudolph Run – L.A. Guns
7. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Firehouse
8. Naughty Naughty Christmas – Danger Danger
9. Blue Christmas – Tom Keifer of Cinderella
10. Jingle Bell Rock – Nelson
11. Silent Night – Faster Pussycat
12. Twelve Days of Christmas – Dokken
13. Happy Holiday – Enuff Z’Nuff
14. Winter Wonderland – Stryper
15. Christmas Love – Billy Idol
Recording sessions of the brand new HOUSE OF LORDS album “Come To My Kingdom” have been completed in Florida and mixing stages have started in the hands of Dennis Ward. The new album is a natural progression from “World Upside Down” and was entirely written by the band along with the “5th Lord” Jeff Kent. In the words of James Christian “We really had an amazing time with this new CD. I can’t remember when things flowed so easily in terms of writing and recording. I think when people hear the new record they will be able to tell immediately that this is a band with direction and vision”.
The songs were written from life experiences that cover a range of emotions. But one common thread flows throughout the record and that is finely crafted songs. “Jimi Bell, BJ Zampa and Chris McCarvil and Jeff Kent have been an absolute joy to work with” continues Christian, “They are my brothers and they share the same passion to write and perform Classic Rocks songs that will stand the test of time”. “Come To My Kingdom” is classic House Of Lords with all the trademarks that captured the band so many fans in the early days.
Rome, Italy’s ENEMYNSIDE has signed with Sleaszy Rider Records from Greece, and their second album “In the Middle of Nowhere” will be out soon. ENEMYNSIDE sounds like a mix of Metallica, The Haunted and Machine Head.
The video below, Your Enemy Inside is for the band’s debut release from 2005, called Let The Madness Begin.
As reported by Bravewords.com.
The clip is taken from KISSology Volume Three – which features the full Dodger Stadium show. VH1 Classic Records will release “KISSology: Volume Three 1992-2000” the third installment of the definitive collection on DVD Tuesday, December 18, 2007.
“This is the biggest…the baddest…the most incredible of them all…
The third installment of the multi-platinum, hugely successful KISSology Series. KISS is back with their biggest statement to date – nearly ten hours of KISS live on stage.
KISSology VOL. 3 also features – MTV’s Unplugged performance, including songs that didn’t make it into the broadcast or CD version! Plus, a behind the scenes documentary shot during rehearsals and back stage – Never before seen!
And we teased this on KISSology VOL. 1 – the much heralded Queens, NY Coventry Show from December, 1973 – the band’s first ever concert filmed in make up in its entirety!
KISSology VOL. 3 1992-2000 has been super-expanded to four DVD’s – nearly ten hours of KISS live and on stage! Includes over 100 live performances, commentary from Paul, Gene, Bruce Kulick & Tommy Thayer as well as a 20 page full color booklet!
Five concerts included : Detroit – 1992, Detroit – 1996, Los Angeles – 1998, New Jersey – 2000 And Queens, Ny – 1973.
The Count Down To KISSology 3 Continues!”
KISSNews.de is also reporting that more photos from the KISSology Vol. 3 DVD box set can be found here.
What? Irony at the Hard Rock Hideout? All puns aside, a killer new metal band from Germany is about to make their debut on Sleazy Rider Records. If you are a fan of 80’s Metal bands like Accept or Iron Maiden, you need to check out the new tunes on Irony’s myspace page.
Irony’s new CD, “In the Beginning of… Echoes from the Past”, was recorded at the well-known Beathouse Studios (Silent Force, Crematory) and was mastered by Achim Köhler (Primal Fear, Sinner, Brainstorm, Crystal Ball etc.), and will be released in the near future. Irony’s vocalist Nicolaj Ruhnow is also the singer of DOMAIN.
Check them out!
Light of Doom was started in the Spring of 2005 when lead guitarist, Dillon Cahill (age 11) started taking lessons at Experience Studios in Escondido, just North of San Diego, California. Adam Bruck, music teacher and band coach at Experience Studios instructed Dillon for just a few months. Before long, Dillon was playing rock Dillonshows around town with a group comprised of other students from the Adam Bruck and Light of Doomstudio.
During one of these shows, Dillon met another 11-year-old guitar player named Erik Griffin. Erik had never sang lead before, but was asked to cover Iron Maiden’s “Run To The Hills.” The thought was that if Erik screwed it up, no one would “boo” because he was so young. But Erik didn’t sing bad – he was amazing. Many would go so far as to use the term, “Epic.”
About this time, Adam had the idea of organizing young players into dedicated bands, helping them write songs and having them perform shows around town. Some told him it was impossible because of their age. Adam disagreed.
Mitchell His plan was put into action when Adam met 10-year-old guitar player Mitchell Wofford. Mitch was taking guitar lessons and hanging around the studio. Between lessons, Adam started showing him a few basic drum beats. He picked them up instantly and hasn’t put the sticks down since.
Soon after, Dillon, Erik, Mitch and another Experience Studios student were practicing together and began playing small shows around San Diego. No one wanted to play the bass full-time, so the boys switched off playing bass, drums and guitar. Adam “filled in” on bass, but the band needed a permanent player in that position.
As luck would have it (at least for our guys), another band taking lessons at Experience Studios broke up and two of their players started jamming with Dillon, Erik & Mitch. An amazing, Van Halen obsessed, guitar player named Daniel Futcher and a funky, groovy bass player named Lucas Canziani soon became part of the band. Light of Doom was now an official group.
To date, Dillon, Erik, Mitch, Daniel & Lucas have played huge shows all around Southern California. Light of Doom has been seen at the House of Blues in Anaheim and San Diego, the infamous Whiskey A Go-Go in Hollywood, the cutting-edge SOMA in San Diego, and others.
Recently, Light of Doom beat over 2,000 bands in a competition to win a coveted spot on the new Fox TV hit, The Next Great American Band, from the producers of American Idol.
Week 1 – Light of Doom Performs – Flight of the Icarus
Week 2 – Light of Doom performs Bob Dylan’s All Along the Watchtower and their own song Eye of the Storm
Week 3 – Light of Doom perform’s Elton John’s Saturday Night’s All Right and
their song with the same name, Light of Doom!
Week 4 – Light of Doom performs Billy Joel’s The Stranger
Week 5 – Light of Doom peforms Jailhouse Rock
Week 6 – Light of Doom performs The Rolling Stones – Jumping Jack Flash
You can check out Light of Doom every Friday Night on Fox’s The Next Great American Band.