The Monsters of Rock Cruise made their final artist announcement today, and it is a good one!
Rhinobucket, Night Ranger, Helix, Odin, DC4, Flametal, and Luc Carl were added to the final bill which already has, Tesla, Cinderella, Kix, Stryper, Y&T, Lynch Mob, Firehouse, Faster Pussycat, Eric Martin from Mr. Big, John Corabi, Black n Blue, Keel, Bang Tango, and XYZ.
Please visit the Monsters of Rock website for ticket info!
Alt-rockers outfit REDLIGHT KING has now released their second official video for their new single, “Bullet In My Hand,” from the band’s debut album, Something For The Pain. Redlight King is fronted by singer/songwriter Mark Kasprzyk also known as “Kaz,” who sets his pensive musings to a decidedly rock beat with rhythmic undertones. The songs on Something For The Pain are a culmination of life’s highs and lows and Kaz’s personal ode to over-coming his own demons. The album also features the first single, “Old Man,” featuring the first-ever sampling of Neil Young’s legendary song of the same name, approved by Neil himself. The video for “Old Man” has already garnered over 2 million views. Now, fans can watch the new video for “Bullet In My Hand” on the band’s official VEVO page.
For more information on Redlight King, be sure to check out their official website, www.redlightkingmusic.com, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages. Be sure to pick up a copy of Something For The Pain available on iTunes now!
On November 18 Scandinavian heavy metal cult act OZ will release their highly-anticipated comeback album “Burning Leather” The band has released a special director’s cut video for their song “Dominator”.
“We made this video to show to the world that OZ is back”, drummer Mark Ruffneck says. “We came into contact with Amir (Chamdin, – video director, who worked with acts like The Cardigans, Mando Diao and The Hellacopters)through the same friends that introduced us to Nicke Andersson. Amir actually wanted to make a Heavy Metal video, 80’s style, and we gave him “carte blanche” to do it his way.”
Following the release of their long awaited second album ‘III’, the hottest rock & roll band in the world, Chickenfoot, have announced a 5-date UK & European tour for January 2012; their first European concerts since July 2009. Including 2 UK concerts in Manchester and London, tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday October 14th 2011; further info is detailed below, and at www.chickenfoot.us.
Chickenfoot will perform songs from their gold-selling, eponymous debut album, alongside tracks from the critically acclaimed ‘III’, for the very first time outside of the United States. The European tour kicks off at the Manchester Academy on Thursday January 12th, followed by London’s O2 Academy Brixton (Saturday January 14th), Paris Olympia (Monday January 16th), Tilburg O13 (Tuesday January 17th) and Dusseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Hall (Thursday January 19th). Tickets for the 2 UK concerts will be available from www.livenation.co.uk/artist/chickenfoot-tickets.
Featuring guitar hero Joe Satriani and Van Halen duo, bassist Michael Anthony & frontman Sammy Hagar, Chickenfoot drummer Chad Smith has temporarily handed his sticks over to the legendary Kenny Aronoff, who will join the band for these concerts. Says Joe Satriani, “Kenny brings that same combination of super chops and wild energy to the band that we’re used to; and, offstage, he’s just as crazy as Chad”. Watch a video of Chad Smith introducing Kenny here.
Chickenfoot fans in the UK will be treated to a special Planet Rock pre-sale, where tickets can be purchased 24 hours ahead of the October 14th general on-sale date. By visiting www.planetrock.com, tickets will be available from 9am on Thursday October 13th.
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of ROYAL HUNT 11th studio album entitled “Show me How to Live” on November 29th in North America and December 2nd in Europe.
Royal Hunt have been recently rejoined by DC Cooper, the American singer that marked the two most successful releases of the band in the 90’s : « Moving Target » and the concept album “Paradox”. “We started chatting on Skype from time to time and that’s how the idea of doing on a mini tour came about”, tells Royal Hunt founder, songwriter and keyboards player Andre Andersen. “After playing some shows we realized that the chemistry was still there and we decided to continue… recording a new album – first…”. And you can certainly hear the results on “Show Me How to Live”. The new material is described as “highly melodic with rich, lush arrangements and stellar production”, this will certainly please the fans of neoclassical yet progressive music. Andersen continues “The new songs are continuing right from where we left it in the first place, so far it sounds great. It will have some qualities of our previous albums “Moving Target” and “Paradox”, but you can certainly expect some cool updates and new twists!”
Founded in Denmark in 1989 by Andre Andersen, Royal Hunt has gone through numerous personnel changes since the inception. Though certainly the two albums that they have released with American singer DC Cooper; are the ones that mostly stood the test of time: “Moving Target” in 1995 and the subsequent concept album “Paradox” in 1997.
While Andre Andersen – a musical genius who can virtually play any instrument, compose, write lyrics and produce all at the same time – is undoubtedly the powerhouse force that drives the entire ensemble forward like a bulldozer, it’s also sure that DC is one of the top singers in the entire hard rock world. The extension and warmth of his vocals are the key elements that can bring back Royal Hunt to the throne of nowadays Hard Rock scene.
Once again recorded and produced at NorthPoint Studios in Denmark, “Show Me How To Live” brings back Royal Hunt at force 10 with an highly melodic sound and rich, lush arrangements and stellar production. With the amazing new line-up, the fans as well as the critics, are about to get a fresh taste of the powerful and rejuvenated ROYAL HUNT!
“Show Me How To Live” final track listing includes:
Introduction; One More Day; Another Man Down; An Empty Shell; Hard Rain’s Coming; Half Past Loneliness; Show Me How To Live; Angel’s Gone.
As a companion to the new album release, Frontiers Records will also release on the same day a double DVD entitled “Future Coming From the Past”. This double package serves as a celebration of the return of singer DC Cooper to the line-up, and makes finally widely available two very rare items which were only released in Japan back in the day.
The first DVD is entitled “1996” and was recorded live in Japan just after the release of the band’s “Moving Target” album. “1996” is an excellent summary of Royal Hunt’s career up to that point. The band offers a great mix of songs from their first three studio albums. The band was in top form for this show, with DC leading the way.
The second DVD “Paradox – Closing the Chapter” was recorded in 1998 and marked the end of the original DC Cooper era for Royal Hunt. It is essentially a complete live performance of the band’s amazing studio album “Paradox”, their most successful album to date. It is a very solid performance and DC delivers the goods, while the band’s playing is superb. To complete the package is a 50 minute documentary which shares stories of life in a Rock band.
“Future Coming From the Past” table of contents include:
DVD1 – 1996
– Concert: Flight; 1348; Wasted Time; Stay Down; On the Run; Stranded; Keyboard Solo; Martial Arts; Far Away; Last Goodbye; Land of Broken Hearts; Makin’ a Mess; Clown in the Mirror; Guitar Solo; Step by Step; Drums & Bass Solo; Running Wild; Epilogue; Age Gone Wild; Ten to Life; Legion of the Damned; Kingdom Dark; Time.
Total length 150 mins.
DVD2 – Closing the Chapter (Paradox):
– Concert: The Awakening; River of Pain; Tearing Down the World; Message to God; Long Way Home; Time Will Tell; Silent Scream; It’s Over.
Total length 100 mins.
Format: NTSC Region Free – Screen 4:3 – Stereo
While Andre Andersen says “We’re taking it one step at the time – let’s finish the new album first, release it and see how the reaction of our fans is”, you can anyway certainly expect to see ROYAL HUNT playing in a town near you in the first months of 2012.
ROYAL HUNT current lineup includes:
André Andersen – keyboards
D.C. Cooper – vocals
Allan Sørensen – drums
Andreas Passmark – bass
Jonas Larsen – guitars