Transcend Records (www.transcendrecords.com) announce a clutch of exciting new signings to bolster their already impressive artist roster. New deals have been signed with the following acts Cinders Fall, Idiom and Warrior Soul.
Transcend’s main man Rob Ferguson said “I am really excited about the prospect of working with these three awesome bands. They represent the continuing development of our Rock and Metal music stable which is brimming with talent and quality product.Our roster reflects our policy of blending legendary established talent with the best of fresh and breaking acts”
Iconic frontman Kory Clarke’s vision permeates the proceedings: The band he created, Warrior Soul, which started from his spoken word performances on New York City’s Lower East Side. From the trippy Doors-influenced debut to some of the punk-oriented and metal material, Kory is a man on a mission, combining tradition with avant-garde creativity. We have a sneaking suspicion that the best may be yet to come…
On Tuesday, April 21, 2009 the award winning Film FLIGHT 666 will be screened in more than 450 special digital movie theatres in 42 Countries!
Advance reviews and phenomenal media and fan reaction from private screenings of the first ever full length feature film from Brit award winners IRON MAIDEN have prompted Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) to rush release the film and soundtrack for home-viewing enjoyment.
FLIGHT 666 will be released on extended Blu-ray and DVD formats, alongside a double-CD soundtrack album and limited edition double-vinyl picture disc which will be available Tuesday, June 9, via Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) in the USA.
Filmed digitally in Hi Def to provide pristine picture quality, FLIGHT 666 was directed by Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen with the award-winning Banger Productions team (“Metal; A Headbanger’s Story” and “Global Metal”) who take you right inside the Maiden family with almost total access to the band, something which Maiden has never allowed before. The stunning 5.1 soundtrack was specially mixed by Maiden producer Kevin Shirley to complement the picture quality as an ultimate attack on your senses.
FLIGHT 666 documents the first leg of Maiden’s legendary SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME WORLD TOUR which took them 50,000 miles round the planet playing 23 concerts on five continents in just 45 days. One of the stars of the movie is the band’s customized Boeing 757, Ed Force One, which carried the band, all their crew and 12 tons of stage equipment and was piloted by Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, a fully qualified and active Airline Captain with Astraeus Airlines.
Taking you on a visual global tour from Mumbai to Sydney, Tokyo to L.A., Mexico City to Costa Rica, Bogota to Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and Santiago to New York and Toronto and places in-between, you travel with the band and crew on the plane, to and from shows, in the bar and during leisure time, while experiencing the exhaustion and fan pandemonium that comes with such a mission.
FLIGHT 666 (named after the official airways flight call) reveals how the idea for this unique tour actually came about and how complex planning turned it into a reality. The documentary also contains some of the most spectacular live footage yet seen of the band, filmed in all of those locations and beyond. If you have ever wanted to see the inside story of a truly unique and worldwide tour, taking you to places you never imagined, Maiden fan or not, this is your opportunity.
As a very special bonus for the fans, Maiden has included a second disc of the entire set from the 2008 segment of this tour with the DVD (and long-play Blu-ray). Sixteen songs from sixteen different cities in eleven countries around the world, for the first time ever encompassing such varied places and cultures in one concert. (See full track listing below). UMe will release a special souvenir Limited Edition Deluxe DVD with 26-page booklet, after which it will be available as a standard double DVD version. The soundtrack audio version of the live show will be available on a double CD, as a limited edition vinyl set with two picture discs, and a digital download especially for those fans who do not have DVD access or just want to enjoy the show as a great live album. All are lavishly packaged as an ultimate memento of a tour to remember!
To recognize the global phenomenon of Maiden, the Blu-ray/DVD are also subtitled in Hindi, Japanese, Dutch, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Italian, Portuguese and Swedish.
Comments band manager Rod Smallwood; “It’s been a mammoth undertaking. From the first twinkle in Bruce’s eye it’s taken about three years to put band, crew and equipment in a giant flying ‘splitter bus’, to go through all the long and tiresome prep and safety regulations and planning, to the actual filming and of the tour itself, through to post production and right up to putting together all these items in the very best quality possible for our fans.”
“It’s great that with MAIDEN DAY on Tuesday, April 21, we can give our fans the opportunity of seeing this digitally on big screen in Hi Def with full-on 5.1 sound experience with other fans around them. It was also very rewarding that it has won the prestigious SXSW Film Festival Award for Best Music Documentary.”
“The ‘Somewhere Back in Time Tour’ reached almost 2 million fans in 39 countries and, if there is one thing I know from managing Maiden all these years, it’s that our fans are not happy to wait too long, so we are delighted that UMe is rush-releasing the DVD. This closes the chapter on an absolutely brilliant experience delving into the past for the band, myself and my team, the crew and hopefully all of you fans out there. After the summer and some deserved time off, we will concentrate on the ‘new’ with the band starting to put together material for a brand new studio album due sometime later in 2010. And, of course, after that we will look forward to seeing all our fans again!!”
The film FLIGHT 666 is being released in the following manner:
Deluxe Double DVD: Disc One: FLIGHT 666: THE FILM (112 minutes)
Disc Two: FLIGHT 666: The Concert (104 minutes)*
Limited Edition with special packaging and 26-page
Standard Double DVD: Disc One: FLIGHT 666: THE FILM (112 minutes)
Disc Two: FLIGHT 666: The Concert (104 minutes)*
Long-play Blu-ray with FLIGHT 666: THE FILM and FLIGHT 666: The Concert (215 minutes)*
FLIGHT 666: The Original Soundtrack album – Double CD (102 minutes)*
FLIGHT 666: The Original Soundtrack album – Limited Edition Double Vinyl Picture Disc
FULL TRACK LISTING
for the bonus *concert footage on DVD and Blu-ray, plus the double Live
Bandra Kurla Complex/Mumbai, India
February 1, 2008
Bandra Kurla Complex/Mumbai, India
February 1, 2008
2 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
Rod Laver Arena/Melbourne, Australia
February 7, 2008
Acer Arena/Sydney, Australia
February 9, 2008
Makuhari Messe/Tokyo, Japan
February 16, 2008
Arena Monterrey/Monterrey, Mexico
February 22, 2008
THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST
The Forum/Los Angeles, USA
February 19, 2008
CAN I PLAY WITH MADNESS
Foro Sol/Mexico City, Mexico
February 24, 2008
RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER
Izod Center/New Jersey, USA
March 14, 2008
Saprissa Stadium/San Jose, Costa Rica
February 26, 2008
HEAVEN CAN WAIT
Palmeiras Stadium/Sao Paulo, Brazil
March 2, 2008
RUN TO THE HILLS
Simon Bolivar Park/Bogota, Colombia
February 28, 2008
FEAR OF THE DARK
Ferrocarril Oeste Stadium/Buenos Aires, Argentina
March 7, 2008
Pista Atletica/Santiago, Chile
March 9, 2008
Coliseo de Puerto Rico/San Juan, Puerto Rico
March 12, 2008
Pedreira Paulo Leminski/Curitiba, Brazil
March 4, 2008
HALLOWED BE THY NAME
Air Canada Centre/Toronto, Canada
March 16, 2008
For full up to date information please go to http://www.ironmaiden.com
Jack Russell, lead singer for Great White, will be the special guest on ClassX’s Hard Rock Nights this Saturday, April 18. Great White is preparing to release a new studio record, Rising, in the USA on April 21. Join JT as he chats with the classic hard rock vocalist about the new record, changes in the band, and the future of the music industry.
Hard Rock Nights can be heard every Saturday night at 9 pm EDT on classxradio.com. For more information on the program, visit http://hardrocknights.wordpress.com or http://www.myspace.com/jtshardrockradio
It is with much regret that GLOBAL MUSIC announce the necessary re-scheduling of the up-coming HYDROGYN UK Tour, due to run this April 2009.
Earlier today the Kentucky rockers informed us of the incident and subsequently posted their tough decision on their website and MySpace sites that they had no choice but to cancel the dates after lead axeman, Jeff Westlake fractured his wrist and will be out of action for the next month or so.
The message read as follows:
It is with much frustration that the band has announced today the rescheduling of the European tour for the fall of this year. Guitarist Jeff Westlake has suffered an injury to his left wrist in an accident and will not be able to play for a 3 to 4 week period.
“It was just a freak thing that happened and I ended up with my wrist fractured so I will just deal with it and be ready to move on hopefully by mid to late May” Westlake said. “I would also like to take this time to apologise to all of our fans who were planning on attending the shows and the promoters as well for all the hard work; we will reschedule the dates for fall and I will be looking doubly forward to doing those dates so hold on to your tickets and we will be announcing the new dates soon.”
Hydrogyn is also scheduled for The Flight of the Valkyries fest on June 27th this year and many other dates as well for the summer and Europe which was in the planning already for the fall of 09.
The band will also be entering the studio with Michael Wagener to begin the follow up to Deadly Passions on May 21st. Westlake is hopeful that all will be ok by then but if not former band mate and guitarist Jeff Boggs will be on stand by just in case.
GLOBAL MUSIC would also like to apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment. HYDROGYN will be re-scheduling their dates for Autumn 2009 and tickets will remain valid. We will endeavour to keep you all posted on further updates. Dates to be re-scheduled are as follows:
April 21 London, UK The Gaff
April 22 Leicester, UK Leicester Square
April 23 Crewe, UK The Limelight
April 24 Bradford, UK The Gasworks
April 25 Newcastle, UK Legends
Blues rock guitarist Walter Trout has released a new video clip, for his new song, “They Call Us The Working Class”. This song is available for download via iTunes.
This is Walter’s commentary on what is going on in the U.S. today.
I read some positive things about the band’s latest opus, “Crash & Burn”, and I decided to give this band another chance.
From the opening air raid siren of “Crash & Burn” I had a pretty good idea that this disc would rock, and man does it ever. The opening cut is a rocker and there really are not any sleepers on this disc.
“Revolution” (please see the video below) is a catchy tune but it is far from the best tune on this CD. My favorite cut on this disc has to be the metal anthem “Fist to Face”. If Mat Sinner keeps writing songs like this, he may not find the time to play in Primal Fear anymore. Sinner will be a full time gig for him.
Sinner even covers the Butch Walker penned Marvelous 3 tune, “Little Head” and almost give this song a Thin Lizzy like spin. Cool stuff!
The Lizzyisms continue on the song “Connection”. The guitar melodies on this song would make Phil Lynott (R.I.P.) smile. This song reminds me a lot of Lizzy Classic “The Boys Are Back In Town”, but it is good nonetheless.
“Like A Rock” is a pretty cool album closer. This is a catchy yet harder edged tune with some pretty cool guitar riffs by Henry Walter.
“Crash & Burn” has been one of 2009’s better surprises. This CD is a a cool disc with some good catchy tunes, solid vocals and great guitar work. It is a worthy pickup for all hard rock fans. Check it out!
Mat Sinner – Vocals and Bass
Henny Wolter – Guitar
Christof Leim – Guitar
Klaus Sperling – Drums