SONG TITLES AND ARTWORK OF THEIR FIRST STUDIO ALBUM
NOW What ?!
TO BE RELEASED ON APRIL 30th
NOW What ?! is produced by Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Kiss, Alice Cooper).
NOW What ?! is Deep Purple’s 19th studio album. It was recorded in Nashville, TN and combines a fresh and modern production with the original spirit of 70s Deep Purple. “Perfect Strangers meets Made in Japan”
NOW What ?! is the name of the tour that will bring Deep Purple all over the world.
NOW What ?! follows the release of “All The Time In The World” and “Hell To Pay”. A ballad and a classic Purple rocker. Two of the many faces to discover on the articulate and inspired new studio album. Available on all digital service providers April 2nd
NOW What ?! features 11 songs:
1 . A SIMple sOng
2 . WeiRDistAN
3. OUt of HANd
4 . HELL to Pay
5 . BOdyLinE
6 . AbOVe aNd bEYOND
7. BLOod froM a StoNe
8 . UNcomMon MaN
9. aprÈS VOus
1 0. ALL the tiME in thE WORld
11. VinceNt PRiCE
NOW What ?! will also be released in a limited quantity with a bonus track and a bonus DVD featuring Deep Purple in conversation plus additional audio material.
NOW What ?! will on top be released as double vinyl LP containing 11 tracks plus bonus track, as in the limited edition CD.
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the anticipated return of THE POODLES with the release of the band’s fifth album “Tour de Force” on May 17th in Europe and May 22nd in North America.
“Tour de Force” is the eagerly awaited follow-up to their Swedish No. 1 album from 2011, “Performocracy”. Behind the wheel, taking on the duties of producer for a fourth time, will be Mats Valentin and once again the band wishes to underline with the album title their superb entertaining abilities both as Hard Rocking studio unit and as live act. “When writing and creating music we try to do something that we would love to listen to ourselves. It’s always been important for us to do music close to our hearts”, says bass player Pontus Egberg. “I do feel however that there’s a newly found playfulness about a lot of the tracks. I’m not quite sure what it is myself but it’s great!”
With songs like “Shut Up”, “Happily Ever After”, “Kings And Fools” and “Going Down”, The Poodles stay true to their legacy of powerful, melodic Metal while at the same time stretching into a new, more playful arena, flirting with influences from the past but always with a watchful eye on the present and in to the future.
In May 2013 the World Championships of Ice Hockey will be held in Stockholm, Sweden and the official theme song for the Swedish team will be performed by THE POODLES! “The Swedish team wanted a great song to help cheer the team and the fans on during the games. Apart from a great song they also needed an artist/band to perform the song that could put some fire in to it” tells Pontus. A fruitful collaboration between songwriters Anders Wikström (Treat) and Fredrik Thomander (Scorpions, Treat, Gotthard) and The Poodles came about and it resulted in the powerful sing-along, raise-your-fist-in-the-air rocker “En För Alla För En” which will be impacting at Swedish radio and TV on March 27th and is an exclusive bonus track for the physical edition of the album.
Another single from “Tour de Force” – “40 Days and 40 Nights”- a song which promises to entice both Poodles fans and anyone with a passion for rock n’ roll will impact at radio and available for digital sales on April 26th.
“Tour de Force” will include the following tracks:
Misery Loves Company; Shut Up!; Happily Ever After; Viva Democracy; Going Down; Leaving The Past To Pass; 40 Days And 40 Nights; Kings & Fools; Miracle; Godspeed; Now Is The Time; Only Just Begun; En För Alla För En (bonus track – physical edition only).
More good news is that THE POODLES will be on the road to promote the new album! “We are kicking off the tour by doing three dates in Spain April 25-27. Then we are going to start touring mainly in Sweden in May and all through the summer. We are playing the H•E•A•T-festival in Germany in November and we are working on more European dates during the fall.” says Pontus who looks forward to rock THE POODLES fans all over the world: “We love you, missed you, it’s been far too long, we hope you’ll love the new album as much as we do and we are looking forward to seeing you all soon on tour!”
After the gold and platinum records and the top chart results THE POODLES achieved in their home country Sweden, now it is time for them to take on the world!
Jakob Samuel – vocals
Pontus Egberg – bass
Christian Lundqvist – drums
Henrik Bergqvist – guitars
Produced by Mats Valentin & Rickard Nilsson
April 25 – Explosivo! Club, Zaragoza (Spain)
April 26 – Salamandra 2, Barcelona (Spain)
April 27 – Sala Rockitchen, Madrid (Spain)
November 3 – Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg (Germany)
More dates TBA!
WHITESNAKE’S VIDEO FOR “FOOL FOR YOUR LOVING” TAKEN FROM UPCOMING CD/DVD PACKAGE
“MADE IN JAPAN” DUE OUT APRIL 19th IN EUROPE AND APRIL 23rd IN NORTH AMERICA VIA FRONTIERS RECORDS
Whitesnake fans worldwide can view the video for “Fool For Your Loving,” taken from their forthcoming CD/DVD package MADE IN JAPAN below! The new DVD/live CD package is set for release on April 23rd in North America and will be available in several formats: a deluxe 2CD/DVD edition, Blu-ray and a standalone DVD. The performance footage is shot in stunning HD in 5.1 and stereo and is taken from Whitesnake’s co-headlining set at the “Loud Park” festival on October 11th, 2011 held at Saitama Super Arena in Japan during their “Forevermore World Tour.” The performance was initially recorded only for Japanese TV and future Loud Park promotions, but after three songs were broadcasted on a Loud Park highlights program in Japan, Whitesnake received unprecedented requests for this performance to be made available to the general public. Click here to check out the official EPK; click here to pre-order MADE IN JAPAN.
MADE IN JAPAN contains songs from Whitesnake’s most recent studio album, FOREVERMORE, as well as classic hits such as “Is This Love,” “Still Of The Night” and “Here I Go Again.” The bonus CD also includes never-before-heard outtakes and acoustic versions of material from the award-winning FOREVERMORE album that were recorded during soundchecks on the 2011 Japanese tour. Additional DVD content includes various band photo slideshows and fan-shot videos. Click here to download the cover art for the deluxe combo version, here for the DVD edition and here for Blu-ray edition.
Formed in 1977, and steered by the legendary David Coverdale, Whitesnake carry a rightful reputation as one of the world’s leading rock bands. Coverdale’s blues roots, combined with a feral sense of rock and roll, have consistently shaped the ‘Snake’s sound along with Coverdale’s love and appreciation of impeccable musicianship. Whitesnake’s ascent to the very top of the rock n’ roll heap was confirmed with 1987’s self-titled mega-platinum album, which saw two massive Top 10 hits, two #1 singles with “Here I Go Again” and “Is This Love” and a virtual 24-hour domination of MTV around the world. David Coverdale was recently named one of Revolver’s “100 Greatest Living Rock Stars” and the UK’s Kerrang voted Coverdale the “Last Great Rock Star.” Musicians on MADE IN JAPAN include David Coverdale (vocals), Doug Aldrich (guitars), Reb Beach (guitars), Michael Devin (bass), Briian Tichy (drums) and special guest Brian Ruedy (keyboards).
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