Manraze, that powerful trio consisting of Def Leppard’s lead guitarist Phil Collen who also stands front & center on MR lead vocals, the Sex Pistol’s iconic drummer Paul Cook, and Collen’s former Girl band bassist Simon Laffy brings in 2012 with a fast paced tribute for one of Britain’s best and brightest in the world of BSB.
Tommy Hill secured the MCE Insurance British Super Bike Championship title after an epic climax during the 2011 season celebrating an emotional maiden crown at Brands Hatch back in October 2011. His pivotal journey to winning the championship is chronicled in two documentaries created by avid motorbike rider & veteran film maker Mark Sloper. In 2011 Manraze debuted their kinetic single ‘I, Superbiker’, aptly titled after the film, as the theme song for the first half of this electric series of motorbike racing and personal, introspective looks into the lives of the die-hard contenders. Director Mark Sloper continued his emotional chronicle in part 2 of the series “The Showdown: I, Super Biker II” due to be released in 135 theatres across the UK February 21st, 2012. This time around Sloper places an even greater focus on Tommy Hill who lost the 2010 BSB race due to injuries sustained during a crash but manages to triumphantly emerge in the film’s sequel as the 2011 British Super Bike champion winning by 0.006th of a second. Once again Mark approached Manraze about delivering a game-changing anthem that would embody the spirit of the British super bike racers.
Manraze’s new energetic rock/dance track ‘Take On The World’ featuring newcomer Debbi Blackwell-Cook, is a tribute written for the strength & unmoving dedication Tommy Hill put forth to win the 2011 BSB championship. Phil Collen states, “Tommy’s been through the ringer. I love stories about people overcoming such adversity. Writing this song for him was a no-brainer. Check out his history. We really admire him.” The song & video due for release and distribution by Primary Wave Music will be available worldwide for download via I-tunes starting February 7th, 2012.
iTunes Link: “Take On The World”
Check out the “Take On the World” video clip below!
Appearance on Rock On The Range Festival;
“Soldiers” Goes for Terrestrial Radio Adds on February 14th
“Soldiers,” the band’s lead single, continues its growing radio success and shows no signs of slowing down. It became the first song by an unsigned artist to ever occupy the No. 1 spot on the Sirius Radio’s Octane channel, and will be going for terrestrial radio adds Feb 14th. The track has already sold more than 13,000 singles and is now featured on this month’s iTunes .69 Wemix Sale Compilation, available today through March 5th. “Soldiers” will be sale priced at .69 cents in the promotion, and can also be purchased as part of a 23-track package for only $15.87. The compilation includes songs from DISTURBED, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, NICKELBACK, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE and others, and is available for purchase here.
On Feb 4th, OTHERWISE were the featured performer at the inaugural Nevadan by Choice Awards, held at The Venetian Las Vegas Casino, Hotel & Resort. They performed “Soldiers” at the event and donated $5,000 of the single’s proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project.
OTHERWISE is currently recording their debut album with Jay Baumgardner [Bush, Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Incubus] at NRG Studios in Los Angeles, CA. The album will be released this Spring via Century Media Records.
What do you get when you mix The Darkness with Queen? I am not really sure, but I best it sounds a lot like Foxy Shazam. Foxy Shazam has just released a new video “I Like It” in support of their new album, The Church of Rock and Roll. Check out Foxy Shazam’s clips “I Like It”, and “Holy Touch” below!
Foxy Shazam’s new CD, The Church of Rock and Roll, is available for purchase now!