Σάββατο, 14 Απριλίου 2018

Lucid Ending



Lucid Ending is an alternative rock band from Edmonton AB.

Trevor Ahmet a.k.a. High Stakes Joker – Vocals, Lead Guitar

Known as the High Stakes Joker because of his love of action and adrenaline, Ahmet is a professional poker player by trade with a love of alternative rock music. After many years of contemplation, Lucid Ending was formed with long-time friend and business partner Steven Mahoney. Ahmet’s primary musical influences include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bush, Weezer, Royal Blood, Cage The Elephant, Incubus and Everclear.




Steve Mahoney – Rhythm Guitar, Producer

A music producer and composer with over ten years experience, Steve Mahoney is most known for his work as a rap & hip-hop producer under the trade name White Hot. For several years he worked out of DJ Khaled’s We The Best Studio in Miami as Ace Hood’s in-house producer. His latest work includes composing 3 songs for the video game Mass Effect: Andromeda as part of the EDM duo Deep Six.




http://www.lucidending.com/

Dynamos - Stainless (Single 2018)


In this digital modern age of the millennial, Dynamos invites you to have a look into the encyclopedia of American rock music. Based in Los Angeles, Dynamos combines technical expertise with pure raw energy, displaying natural ability that delivers a unique and captivating storyline, enticing fans to fantasize and connect with their songs. With her keen charm, emotional vocalization, and expressive physical movements, Nadia brings the Dynamos musical stories to life. Growing up in northeastern New Jersey, Nadia was enrolled into opera lessons at a young age.


Having a narrative style of music at her roots, Nadia started to explore more liberal forms of singing and performing. Inspired by a variety of musical artists ranging from Otis Redding to Amy Winehouse to Nirvana, Nadia’s singing talents and broad range offer a diverse vocal style with a sense of power and confidence. Dynamos is comprised of Nick Schaadt (music director, bass), Jacob Mayeda (guitars), Ian Nakazawa (drums percussion), Carlos Barrera (guitars), and lead by Nadia E’s natural storytelling and commanding vocals. Collectively, Dynamos has an innate sense of enthusiasm and musicianship with their common goal of sharing their knowledge and love of music to the masses. This American rock band continues to release ear-catching singles, including “Shake, Rattle and Roll,”“Knowledge,” and the brand new single “Stainless.”



The unstoppable rockers Dynamos are thrilled to release their next single, “Stainless,”on April 20, 2018 to all online retail outlets worldwide. Their previous singles “Shake, Rattle and Roll”and “Knowledge” have amassed thousands of views each across social media platforms, with fans clamoring for more from the California-based group. Needless to say, the hype is higher than ever for the emerging band.“Stainless” is rock and roll that’s both timeless and forward-looking. It is Dynamos at their strongest, with a steely bassline running through the song that truly emphasizes the power behind Nadia E’s voice.Wasting no time, “Stainless” opens with Ian Nakazawa delivering a jolting drum performance. The rest of the band joins in on the antics, and crackling guitar licks build toward a crescendo, while Nadia demands a partner that can keep up with her. “Don’t run,” she sings, “Come on, son. Don’t fill me with disgust,” further riding the electricity while spinning a wicked tale with the moral, “Learn not to rust.”On 4/20, “Stainless” invites rockers to join Nadia in Dixieland. Throughout the song, a pulsating drum is a pounding heart, counting down the beats left to accept her offer.  “Get a grip, take a hit,” she sings. On one condition: “Don’t smoke it all.”The track’s accompanying music video will be released on April 13, one week ahead of the single release. Much like Dynamos’ previous videos, this is a unique performance video, as the studio version of “Stainless” is replaced with the version recorded live during the video shoot.

The DYNAMOS are:
Nadia E. - Vocals, Percussion
Nick Schaadt - Bass, Vocals, Music Director
Jacob Mayeda - Lead Guitar, Vocals, Arrangements
Ian Nakazawa - Drums, Percussion
Carlos Barrera - Lead Guitar, Vocals



For More about Dynamos visit:
http://dynamosmusic.com
http://facebook.com/dynamosmusic
http://twitter.com/dynamosmusic
http://instagram.com/dynamosmusic



Παρασκευή, 13 Απριλίου 2018

Δευτέρα, 9 Απριλίου 2018

Them Evils - Rollin' Stoned and Livin' Free EP (EP 2018)



Hot on the heels of the release of first single "Got Me Rockin'", Southern California based Them Evils are set to release an EP of epic Rock N' Roll swagger titled "Rollin' Stoned and Livin' Free" on May 4th through Burning Records.  Both were produced by Kato Khandwala (The Pretty Reckless, Blondie, Drowning Pool, Pierce the Veil). The band is currently on a West Coast run with Red Sun Rising, and then embarks on a national tour that will include stops at Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, and Rock On The Range.
 
Them Evils have started off fast and are accelerating rapidly with "Got Me Rockin'", which premiered @ Loudwire. Key playlist adds on Spotify Rock Hard and Loudwire Wired Weekly; and Google Play Music Rock Hotlist and Hard Rock Hotlist radio are helping the band gain early momentum.  New press looks that include AXS, Rock Revolt, Alternative Addiction and others are adding to the bands critical acclaim.  A video for "Got Me Rockin'" will debut in early May.
 
Them Evils' late-night joyride through Rock N' Roll's seedy underbelly was born in the shadows of neon vice and nocturnal living in Las Vegas, when Jordan and Jake met in High School.  They started writing and playing together and knew that they had a chemistry that was undeniable. In 2013 they made the move to Southern California to pursue their music professionally – with nothing to fall back on other than their drive and belief in their music and each other. They connected with David through a friend that worked at a bar with Jordan and who knew they were looking for a permanent drummer. Delaney auditioned for Griffin and Massanari, and all 3 knew it was a good fit immediately. The nasty energy befitting their name grew from there.
 
Inspired by equal parts of rock giants like Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, and Queens of The Stone Age, among others, the band pays tribute to their roots while carving out their own unique sound.  Them Evils music is at times throwback without being too derivative and is thoroughly modern. "We pretty much made our own scene," Griffin says. "We started out doing straight up rock and roll, and that's what we're still doing... That said, we're always evolving.”


The band has released Two EPs: their debut Cold Black Love (2015) and the self-titled Them Evils (2016). They made inroads @ Active Rock Radio in 2017 with "She Got Nothin", which peaked @ #22 on the BDS Rock Indicator chart.
 
They were born for the stage and have been road warriors for the past 4 years - the band have caught the ear of no less an icon thanZakk Wylde, who had them open for Zakk Sabbath in 2017.  They have been constantly touring clubs, as well as with The Pretty Reckless, Alter Bridge, and 10 Years, among others. More tour dates being booked for the summer.
 
Track Listing: 
1). Got Me Rockin'
2). She Got Nothin'
3). Gets Me High
4). Have One On Me
5). Untold
6). Practice What You PreachPreach


Πέμπτη, 5 Απριλίου 2018

Crystal Tears - Decadence Deluxe (2018)

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RELEASE 18 May 2018

"The world's a stage, we plug & play"! With a steady evolution from the band's first demos to its latest instalments, Crystal Tears have managed to leave their mark as one of the most qualitative heavy metal acts, proven to be a persistent, innovative & unstoppable force. Their previous testimony "Hellmade", with music videos involving Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N' Roses, Sons Of Apollo) & actors Lew Temple (of The Walking Dead fame) & Lou Taylor Pucci (Evil Dead) - initiated their first European tour (with Mystic Prophecy), followed by their own headline Greek tour & a few more extended shows with Firewind/ ex-Ozzy Osbourne's Gus G.
Having gained a formidable reputation for delivering the goods on stage & via their honest and sing-along anthems, Crystal Tears strike back with the massively anticipated new, 5th album "Decadence Deluxe". With producer R. D. Liapakis (Mystic Prophecy, Devil's Train, Suicidal Angels etc.) on the front again, the quintet delivers high quality heavy metal dedicating heart & soul, managing to sound constantly inspired & fresh. The record includes a stunning cover version of Judas Priest’s “Heart Of A Lion”.

Crystal Tears have always been original. And this unique blend of dynamics in aggressiveness & harmony has been introducing 'em continually to new audiences all over the world. And as good ol' friend Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper, ex-Slash's Snakepit) says... "all is rock"! And the story continues...

The artwork for “Decadence Deluxe” was designed by Caio Caldas (Dragonforce) and guest musicians include Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper, Slash's Snakepit), Karis Charisma (Deadsquad), Julien Nutz Deyres (Gorod) and Fidel De Jesus (Xeno Devata Project).

Line-up: Søren Adamsen (vocals), Kostas Sotos (guitars), Máté Nagy (guitars), Alex Chamalides (bass), Chrisafis Tantanozis (drums)



Web:
www.crystaltearsband.com/
www.facebook.com/crystaltearsband

Shawn Phillips - Continuance (2018)





Music Legend & Virtuoso Guitarist Shawn Phillips Releases His Most Daring, Socially Conscious Album Yet with Continuance – 
Out Now on Tunecore Distribution

The record features the last work by Phillips’ longtime friend and collaborator, composer Paul Buckmaster

Shawn Phillips, one of music’s most daring, influential and enigmatic figures, has an announced the release of his new album, Continuance, via Tunecore Distribution. The record – Phillips’ 26th solo effort – sees the genre-bending singer-songwriter and virtuoso guitarist, who was once described by Bill Graham as “the best-kept secret in the music business,” mixing hard rock, blues, funk, jazz, classical and New Age into an enthralling, singular style of expression.

“I didn’t set out to create this album for people who want some background music while they’re having dinner,” says Phillips. “And it’s not something to be sampled piecemeal. I wanted to make a complete experience, a record that takes you on a journey both musically and lyrically. That’s all I’ve ever done.”

The aptly named Continuance extends Phillips’ commitment to making ambitious, introspective yet socially conscious music. Just as he did on the psychedelic staple “Season of the Witch,” which he co-authored with Donovan in 1966, Phillips weaves evocative imagery with indelible melodies and progressive arrangements, resulting in music that is by turns angry and uplifting, soothing and unsettling. “I came up at a time when you tried to write songs that mattered,” Phillips states. “Lyrically and musically, you challenge yourself and your audience. I always felt an obligation to never play it safe, and I’m certainly not going to stop now.”

Phillips brought that same sense of adventure into Rose Lane Studios in Carpenteria, California, where he recorded his new songs with a group of musicians (Lady Gaga’s Brockett Parsons, Keyboards; Anthony Crawford, Bass; Sebastian Persini, Drums; Danny Janklow, Saxophone; Josh Seguin, lead Guitar and Jonathan McCuen, Guitar on “C’Mon Round) he had never met before. “My co-producer, Sjoerd Koppert, recommended the players, and I put my faith in him,” Phillips explains. “I came in, told them there wasn’t any music on paper, that I would not tell them what to play, played them the music, and off we went. Apart from a basic structure, It was free-form. I didn’t know what to expect, but a minute into the first tune, ‘Man With a Gun,’ I said, ‘All right. This is gonna work!’”

On that hard-edged track, the musicians explode fiercely and intuitively, and Phillips makes no apologies for the song’s on-target and timely lyrics. “What’s happening in the world and with this administration disgusts me,” he says. “I think we have the singular most unqualified, incompetent individual ever to grace the Oval Office right now. I grew up with guns, but to see what people are doing to sell weapons, profiting on people’s pain, it appalls me. An untrained citizen doesn’t need an AR-15.”

Similarly, he casts a discerning eye at the current administration and widens his net to include all of the world’s oligarchs on the funky, jam-like “Furious Desperation,” which includes a soundbite from a speech by Vermont senator and 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. “The title is a reference to Ralph Waldo Emerson’s ‘Quiet Desperation,’” Phillips explains. “That was then, this is now. The majority of the world is trying to survive, and you have people in power who are deliberately making it difficult.”

But Phillips dials down the righteous vitriol on the absorbing and transporting opening cut “Life,” which is propelled by one of the guitarist’s most elegant acoustic guitar figures. His six-string phrasing is superlative on the hypnotic instrumental “Tribute to D,” written in honor of fellow guitar icon, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour. “I met David through my friend Bob Ezrin,” Phillips recalls. “I thought he was a kind, intelligent soul. I was in South Africa when I wrote the song, and I thought the melodies sounded very Gilmour, so it’s my tribute to him.”

Several of the tracks are graced by thrilling orchestral arrangements by legendary conductor and composer Paul Buckmaster, whom Phillips worked with and called his closest friend for over five decades. These cuts represent the last works by Buckmaster, who passed away in November 2017. “I talked to Paul by Skype the day before he died,” Phillips remembers. “It’s so sad that he’s gone, and it’s an absolute honor to have him on this record.”

In the early ’60s he played a coffee house in Saskatoon Saskatchewan where a young woman who was a waitress there, asked him to teach her some guitar. He did so for some 2 weeks. Her name was Joni Mitchell. Then, while playing in Toronto, he met Ravi Shankar after attending his concert and Shankar graciously gave him his first lesson right there and then. Arriving in England in the mid-’60s, the Texas-born Phillips had a way of pulling people into his musical orbit. A master on six- and 12-string guitars, having learned sitar from Ravi Shankar and, in turn, gave George Harrison his first lessons on the instrument. Donovan called upon his songwriting services, and Paul McCartney asked him to sing backup on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. While in England, he also recorded with Traffic members Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi. “It’s all history now,” says Phillips, “but at the time, we were just musicians hanging out and having fun. We really didn’t think about the importance of what we were doing.”

In the ensuing decades, Phillips released a string of rapturously received records – his four-album run between 1970 and 1972 along contains the classics Contribution, Second Contribution, Collaboration and Faces – and has seen his work compiled on not one, but two “best of” collections. While continuing to record and tour, he’s made his home in Italy and South Africa before moving to Louisville, Kentucky with his wife Juliette and 12 year old son Liam in 2016.

“More than anything, I just want to open people’s minds and appeal to the better nature in everyone,” says Phillips, who cites “In Grace We Intend,” the graceful tone poem that comprises the 9th track on Continuance, as a summation of that message. “I showed the lyrics to Jay Naidoo, who was Nelson Mandela’s closest advisor from the day he stepped out of prison to the end of his presidency in South Africa. He told me, ‘I spent three years writing a book, and you just said it all on one page.’ As an artist, you feel pretty special when you hear something like that from such an extraordinary humanist.”

Continuance can be streamed on Spotify and is available for purchase on iTunes and on Phillips’ website. In June, Phillips will tour Canada and he’s planning dates in the U.S. for mid-summer.



To purchase Shawn Phillips Continuance: http://www.shawnphillips.com/buyContinuance.htm


Shawn Phillips official website: http://www.shawnphillips.com/

Τετάρτη, 4 Απριλίου 2018

Afterlife Symphony - Lympha (2018)





The band was formed originally by Eddy Talpo, Stefano Tiso and Nicolas Manarbin in 2009 and began like cover band. Over time , two more members joined to the band, Antonio Gobbato and Anna Giusto, and the project AFTERLIFE SYMPHONY comes to life in September 2010. In November 2010, the band recorded 4 demo songs.

In September 18, 2013, via Revalve Records, they saw the release in worldwide of their first album, "Symphony of Silence", 12 tracks range from progressive symphonic metal to metal.

Over the years that followed, the band continues writing music and in January 2015 back to "K ' In Studio", supervised by Gianfranco Corona and Sandro Cappai,to record the songs that will give life to the album "Moment" Between Lives ". The project was mixed and mastered by Giuseppe "Dualized" Bassi, engineer at Studio"dysFUNCTION", giving a sophisticated, modern sound doing exalt the power of 11 songs, supported by a solid rhythm, interspersed by a great orchestral session fusing with the powerful voice of Anna Giusto.

The band is getting ready to introduce themselves to the public in a series of international and foreign show.

"Moment Between Lives " is a concept album, a mystical journey between the esoteric and the vivid reality, between choices, dreams, loves, fears, anger and introspection. The circularity of the events, the continue question, the hunger for knowledge, these are the elements that form this album. Song after song, you advance, falling more and more in the comfort of the traveler.

" ... Choose your life with care ... "



After promotional tours with Delain and Temperance the band come back with their third album Lympha. This new album has been described by the band as a new sound path, mixing the symphonic prog of the early albums with catchy arrangements and sunny atmosphere. Lympha has benne co-produced by Marco Pastorino (Temperance), recorded, mised and mastered at Groove Factory Studio.

Anna Giusto: Vocals
Eddy Talpo: Rhythm and lead guitars
Stefano Tiso: keyboards and piano
Nicolas Menarbin: Bass
Antonio Gobbato: Drum and percussions


Red Eleven - Fueled By Fire (2018)




Finnish alternative hard rockers Red Eleven releases a new EP "Fueled By Fire" on March 23rd 2018 through Secret Entertainment. The release include three previously released single tracks (Again, You've Been Warned and Back In Time) and also two previously unreleased ones. The EP is released as CD and on digital music services.

"Fueled By Fire" is the last Red Eleven release with Pasi Pasanen on drums. Pasanen left the band at the beginning of the year and Red Eleven announced Samuli Saari as their new drummer.

Music video of "Redneck's Promised Land" is also released on the same date. Video is edited from live shows footage and behind the scenes material of "Fueled by Fire".

Label: Secret Entertainment
Release date: March 23rd 2018




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