Disturbed posted the following bulletin on my space tonight:
Our new album, “Indestructible”, will debut at number 1 on the Billboard charts this week with over 250,000 units sold and its all because of you. Thank you for being the best fan base in the world and for helping to put rock music back at the top of the charts. Your voices have been heard!
See you on tour this summer.
WE ALL ARE DISTURBED!
HRH Comment: For any Hard Rock band to debut at # 1 in 2008, is quite a feat. For a Hard Rock band to sell a quarter of a million CD’s in their first week alone, is practically impossible in today’s society. For Disturbed, this is their third #1 Album!
This is quite an accomplishment for Disturbed!
Check out Disturbed performing their new single, Inside the Fire live below!
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.
Extreme announce first new album in thirteen years, Saudades de Rock available August 12th on Open E Records
This summer, EXTREME will release Saudades de Rock (pronounced “sow-dodge”), their first studio album in thirteen years which will coincide with their first world tour in over twelve years. Saudades de Rock will be released on August 12th on Open E Records and distributed by Fontana.
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, 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.”
“‘Saudades’ was always a beautiful word to me,” Bettencourt explains about the Portuguese album moniker. “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.”
Gary Cherone adds, “I like how it expresses that longing we’ve been feeling to play for our fans and be together again.”
The multi-platinum, Boston-bred band’s 2008 ‘TAKE US ALIVE’ world tour gets underway on July 29th at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and will be anchored by a hometown gig two days later at the Bank of America Pavilion. In advance of the tour, Extreme will be a co-headliner on July 11th at the five day Rocklahoma Festival in Pryor, OK.
I have been a fan of David Reece since the first time I heard him sing with Accept back in 1989. I liked his stuff in Bangalore Choir, and I recently picked up newly reissued Sircle of Silence releases. I had no doubt that I would check out the new Gypsy Rose CD, Another World, which features David Reece on vocals.
I did not hear the first CD by Gypsy Rose, so I didn’t really know what to expect aside Reece’s excellent vocals. What I found is a very solid band that has delivered a very good melodic rock CD.
Martin Kronlund’s guitar work is nicely complemented by the keyboards of Rikard Quist. Unlike a lot of AOR/Melodic Rock bands where the keyboards over power the music, Quist’s keyboard playing is mixed so that it enhances the songs. Although the music of Gypsy Rose is pretty tight, the weakness of the band lies with the song compositions. The songs on Another World are not the strongest I have ever heard. Once again, Reece gives a solid vocal performance, but I don’t think this is his best work by any means. I kept looking for a few stand out tracks, but the songs all kind of ran together for me.
The closing song Hellhammer is pretty good, but it is a reworked version of the Accept tune that was featured on the CD, Eat the Heat, on which Reece sang.
Gypsy Rose isn’t breaking any new ground musically with this Another Word, but it might please some fans of the genre. While Another World isn’t the best disc I have listened to in 2008, it is far from the worst. David Reece fans will certainly want to give this one a look.
To preview some of the songs on Another World, check out the Gypsy Rose myspace page.
Rating:Out of 10
1. Final Call
2. Nothing Really Matters
4. When I Call Your Name
5. Don’t Look Back
7. A Little Aint Enough
8. All The Way To The Sun
9. A Million Miles
11. Another World
Gypsy Rose is:
David Reece – vocals
Martin Kronlund – guitar, backing vocals
Rikard Quist – keyboards
Mats Bostedt – bass
Imre Daun – drums
Mad Margritt has released a new video in support of their CD, Animal, out on Perris Records. Check out the video, Loaded Gun, below!
Last Night on Eddie Trunk Live, Carmen Appice talked about his new project SLAMM, that he hopes to make a full time thing. The percussion heavy, singerless band has been performing to rave reviews, according to Appice.
Check out their NASCAR promo video below. For more information on Slamm, check out CarmineAppice.net.