Austrian Symphonic Metal Band EDENBRIDGE signed a new worldwide deal with german based company Steamhammer/SPV.
Bandleader and composer Lanvall comments: “We are extremely happy and proud to be part of the SPV family. After several months of meetings we feel that the title of our new album “The Bonding” fits perfectly into our new home. Our fans should expect a new album filled with emotional and powerful music and a mystical artwork which will form a unity with the message of the album.”
A&R Steamhammer Olly Hahn adds:” Edenbridge were always a band way ahead and I´m happy that they decided to join the SPV family. Together we will create some exciting things for the new album which will present the band in a light which they deserve!”
The new album “The Bonding” will be released on June 21st in Germany, June 24th in Europe and in the US/Canada on July 2nd. It will be available as a limited edition ecol book with a bonus CD and some exciting extras, double gatefold colored vinyl with printed inner sleeves, jewel case version and download.
It’s HELLYEAH at 180 MPH! HELLYEAH and FanPyre are embarking on a first of its kind socially activated partnership uniquely connecting musicians and race car drivers, powered authentically through emotive fan participation.
This fan collaboration will culminate with a HELLYEAH cobranded car driven by Jeremy Clements at Richmond April 26, 2013. Participating fan sponsors will have their name decaled on the car, which is scheduled to race live on ESPN 2, exclusive HELLYEAH music rewards and digital gifts.
Join the HELLYEAH team http://www.hellyeah.fanpyre.com
Out May 7th in North America on Steamhammer/SPV
So it’s done: Electric Punishment is VICIOUS RUMORS’ eleventh studio album and proves just how much of a force to be reckoned with this band continues to be. “We have permanently grown, there have been no two identical albums in our career because each album has a new, fresh approach,” comments guitarist Geoff Thorpe, not without pride. “Still we’ve never strayed from our course – perhaps precisely for this reason. We’ve remained faithful to our ideals and have always been honest with our fans. I think our loyal followers value that VICIOUS RUMORS have never jumped on any kind of bandwagon. Everything we do comes from the heart, and Electric Punishment documents that no other band on this planet sounds like VICIOUS RUMORS. To us, that’s an incentive, a challenge and a quality feature all in one. And it’s something our fans can rely on when we set off on our next monster tour in spring 2013.”
Electric Punishment will be released through Steamhammer/SPV on April 26th in Germany, April 29th in Europe and May 7th in the US/Canada. It will be available as a jewel case version, double gatefold colored vinyl and download. The cover artwork was done again by german artist Christoph Schinzel who also created cover for Anvil, Circle II Circle, Raven and Agent Steel in the past.
Track listisng for Electric Punishment:
1. I Am The Gun
2. Black X List
3. Electric Punishment
4. D – Block
5. Escape ( From Hell)
6. Dime Store Prophet
7. Together We Unite
9. Thirst For A Kill
10. Strange Ways (KISS cover version)
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Tora Tora is releasing an extremely limited and rare “Super Fan Package” in honor of its 25 th Anniversary together as a band. The band has decided to offer
up only 100 total packages ever making it one of the most limited “Hard Rock” fan packages on the market. The Tora Tora 25 th Anniversary fan package
will include the following items: (1) Tora Tora – To Rock To Roll CD (true to the original indie cassette that was released 25 years ago in a limited run of
500 cassettes) (2) Tora Tora Limited Edition 25th Anniversary T-shirt (exclusive to this package) (3) Tora Tora Limited Edition 25th Anniversary Bandana
(exclusive to this package) (4) Tora Tora embroidered ball cap (5) three Tora Tora Limited Edition 25 th Anniversary guitar pics. Additionally, each of the
lucky 100 fans to buy this “Super Fan Package” will also be entered into a contest to win an autographed guitar signed by the entire band (see below).
Just over 25 years ago, hard-working, blue collar hard rock band Tora Tora were on a high after winning a ‘Battle of the Bands’ contest giving them the
opportunity to record and release their very own independent album. The end result was an album entitled To Rock To Roll. While the look of the indie
cassette was very amateurish, the music was undeniably representative of a band that had what it would take to run with the ‘Big Dogs’…and the major labels
did come calling. This led to the band being signed by A&M Records and the release of a very-well respected album entitled Surprise Attack, which in turn led
to MTV Music videos, tons of radio airplay, and national tours. The band received praise from the fans and press alike allowing them to come off the road and
head right back into the studio to record their sophomore effort, Wild America, which led to even more music videos and touring. It was 1993, and Tora Tora
was a band with momentum set forth to start recordings for what would be a third effort entitled Revolution Day. However, unbeknownst to most hard rock
enthusiasts, a new scene (“Grunge”) was brewing and the bottom of the hard rock world fell out from underneath countless bands of the same ilk. Revolution
Day would never see the light of day until almost two decades later when FnA Records (www.fnarecords.net) teamed up with Tora Tora to release a handful of
never-before-heard Tora Tora recordings.
This “Super Fan Pack” harkens back to the album that got the whole thing started. Tora Tora has graciously allowed for 100, and 100 only, exact replicas of
the To Rock To Roll album to be produced, and have vowed that they will never remanufacture To Rock To Roll again. The artwork is true in every way to that
of the indie cassette release which featured original versions of the songs “Phantom Rider” and “Love’s A Bitch”. This limited edition CD also contains three
other tracks from the To Rock To Roll album: “Wasted Love”, “To Rock To Roll”, and “Time On the Edge”. Each of the hundred CD’s are autographed by
all of the original members (Anthony Corder, Keith Douglas, Patrick Francis, and John Patterson) and individually numbered through an imprinted hologram
security sticker that guarantees its authenticity. All the other items are available only as part of this package and are not being sold individually.
Although this package is extremely limited and will sell out quickly, fear not as the music from To Rock To Roll is also available on the 2010 FnA Records
release Before & After. Also included on Before & After is an original recording of the popular hit “Walkin’ Shoes” and four demos written for the Revolution
Day sessions. If you haven’t had the opportunity, be sure to pick up the other Tora Tora releases on FnA Records. In addition to Before & After, is the album
Bombs Away (which features 11 tracks written during the Surprise Attack sessions) and Miss B’ Havin’ (which features 13 tracks written during the Wild
America sessions), and the heavily sought after third recording Revolution Day featuring memorable tracks like “Mississippi Voodoo Child”, “Candle and the
Stone”, “Rescue Me”, and a handful of other true-to-form Tora Tora classic sounding album tracks.
Tora Tora is truly one of those bands that has stood the test of time. They have managed to do what most of their fellow bands have not been able to do,
and that is keep all the original members together (and on friendly terms) for over two-and-a-half decades. The band still gets out and does the occasional
live performance; infact this year – the band is looking at playing a few gigs in the U.S. and in Canada. Make sure to stay tuned for what this band has on the
25th Anniversarry FAN PACK INCLUDES:
ITEM 1: MEGA-RARE LIMITED EDITION TORA TORA TO ROCK TO ROLL CD (This album was never released on CD and only was available on cassette). The band has allowed for only 100 copies of this rare indie album to be manufactured and has said it will never be released again. Each CD is hand-signed by all 4 members of the band and is individually numbered with a security hologram sticker
ITEM 2: Limited Edition 25th Anniversary T-shirt with new design only available in this package (only 100 shirts are available and sizes are limited – first come, first serve)
ITEM 3: Limited Edition Tora Tora full color bandana with new anniversary logo
ITEM 4: Embroidered Tora Tora ball cap
ITEM 5: Three (3) different colored Limited Edition 25th Anniversary double-sided guitar pics
BONUS: 1 entry ballot into the prize bucket for the opportunity to win a fully autographed acoustic guitar signed by all the members of TORA TORA.
This is a beautiful black acoustic guitar signed boldly in gold paint marker). One winner from the 100 people who purchased this package will walk away with this guitar. Guitar is for collectible purposes only and meant to be displayed. Winner is responsible for S&H charges of guitar to their destination and will only be shipped within the United States. No coupons or gift certificates will be allowed towards the purchase of this anniversary package.
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FnA Records is the home to many of the 80’s favorite hard rock bands like: Tora Tora, Dirty Looks, Roxx Gang, Rock City Angels, Gypsy Rose, D’molls, The
Godz, Wanted, Alleycat Scratch, Witch, Ruthless, Kidd Blue, St. Warren, Scarlet and many others.