Whitesnake Release New Promo Video For ‘The Gypsy’

The Purple Album

Whitesnake have released a brand new promo video for ‘The Gypsy‘ taken from their 2015 album ‘The Purple Album

The band are currently out on tour promoting the album, with the following dates still to play:

November 25nd Skopje, MK Boris Trajkovski
November 28th Zurich, CH **Hallenstadion
November 29th Milan, IT Alcatraz
December 1st Brussels, BE Forest National
December 2nd Utrecht, NL Tivilivredenburg

UK & Ireland

 UK co-headline Arena tour with Def Leppard in December 2015.
December 6th Dublin, IE 3 Arena
December 7th Belfast, UK Odyssey
December 9th Newcastle, UK Metro Radio Arena
December 10th Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro
December 12th Birmingham, UK Genting Arena
December 13th Nottingham, UK Capital FM Arena
December 15th Manchester, UK Arena
December 16th Cardiff, UK Motorpoint Arena
December 18th London, UK The SSE Arena Wembley
December 19th Sheffield, UK Motorpoint Arena

Promo Video Released For Supersonic Blues Machine – ‘Running Whiskey’ (feat. Billy F Gibbons)

Supersonic Blues Machine

The new album from Supersonic Blues MachineWest Of Flushing, South Of Frisco‘ will be released on CD and double vinyl by Mascot Label Group on Feb 26, 2016.

A promo video for the track ‘Running Whiskey‘ (feat. Billy F Gibbons) has just been released.

Texan guitarist-singer-songwriter Lance Lopez, producer, mixer and bass player Fabrizio Grossi and drummer Kenny Aronoff are the family that is Supersonic Blues Machine.
Their debut ‘West Of Flushing, South Of Frisco‘ is host to an incredible list of collaborators such as Billy F Gibbons, Walter Trout, Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Eric Gales and Chris Duarte.

Pre-order now! http://supersonicblues.com/


Review: Khymera – The Grand Design


Khymera – The Grand Design

Frontiers Music Srl (Dec 2015)

Reviewer: Peter Scallan

Khymera is another Frontiers project band that has been kicking about for quite some time. However, I must be honest and say this is the first time I have had the opportunity to listen to any material. This incarnation is led by Dennis Ward, Pink Cream 69 bass player, songwriter and producer. On this album he is also lead vocalist, and if I am honest my first thought was, ‘not another musician who thinks they can sing’. Met a few of those in my time!

The album opens with ‘Never Give Up On You’ which is very Night Ranger indeed – apart from the vocals. Don’t get me wrong the vocals are OK but let the song down which is excellent as is the production/mix.

This is followed by ‘Tell Me Something’ which has a Honeymoon Suite feel to it with an almost walking bass line and builds to a great chorus.

‘Say What You Want’ is next and opens with acoustic guitar picking and vocals which sound good. However, the chorus sounds very familiar and sounds similar to Gotthard’s Feel What I Feel to my ears and in general very Gothard.

‘I Believe’ opens with a great keyboard and guitar intro that Journey would be pleased with. It leads into a pacey melodic rocker, although the chorus is good it doesn’t quite match up to the rest of the song.

Next up is a ‘Night To Remember’ which is another great song if not a little generic in places but has a great chorus with some great backing vocals.

The next song again has very Honeymoon Suite overtones and is a great arrangement with some great contrasting parts. Entitled ‘She’s Got the Love’, it moves brusquely through the various changes in arrangement seamlessly – great stuff!

‘Land of Golden Dreams’ opens the second half of the album with a great guitar riff and atmospheric keys. It builds nicely to the chorus which builds on the intro guitar riff with some huge backing vocals. Another superb song indeed!

The title track ‘The Grand Design’ is next and mostly definitely has a Honeymoon Suite vibe going on. Again it is another pacey melodic rocker which is very well constructed and quirky in places as per the Honeymoon Suite reference!

The obligatory ballad follows called ‘Streetlights’ and if I am honest it doesn’t really do it for me. I am not quite sure why but the song just drags on for me.

However, the mood is lifted by ‘Who’s Fooling Who’ which has another intro Neal Schon and Journey would be proud of. The song is driven along by a great bassline and piano and the guitar kicks in for the chorus which has some great counter backing vocals also.

‘Finally’ picks the mood and pace up further but the vocal melody in the verse is very similar to Billy Squier’s In The Dark from Don’t Say No. However, it is another superb song with another great chorus.

The last song is another ballad called ‘Where Is The Love’. This is very reminiscent of Journey with the Jonathan Cain piano parts in the first verse before the second verse builds into the chorus. However, in places it highlights the limitations of Ward’s vocals although it is still a great ballad.

Well thankfully Dennis Ward isn’t another one of these guys who decides to sing just because he wants to! The album is full of excellent songs and superbly produced and mixed. However, while Ward is a reasonable vocalist, for me these songs are so good they demand a top notch vocalist to really do them justice. This is especially true of the two ballads which could have been so much more with a vocalist with the range and feel to do them justice. Regardless of my opinion on the vocals, if you like your rocking melodic a la Night Ranger and/or Honeymoon Suite, you will definitely find this to your liking.

Review: Blood Red Saints – Speedway


Blood Red Saints – Speedway

Frontiers Music Srl (Dec 2015)

Reviewer: Peter Scallan

Speedway is the debut album from Blood Red Saints and at first sight I thought this was going to be another Frontiers ‘project’ band. However, while these guys have a huge amount of experience, Pete Godfrey (In Faith) states his motivation was to be involved in a real band and not a project – in fact the guys are already lining up gigs including next year’s HRH. The band features Rob Naylor on bass and extreme facial hair (formerly of AOK), Lee Revill on guitar (Gary Hughes) and last and by no means least Pete Newdeck on drums (In Faith, Eden’s Curse and currently the vocalist for Tainted Nation).

With two ex-In Faith members I was wondering if the album would be in a similar vein to that, which I thought had some great highs but as many lows. However, from the opening of ‘Kickin Up Dust’ this notion is firmly dispelled! It is a classic and classy opener which showcases the groove of Godfrey’s voice with some great melodies which remind me of classic Loverboy with a transatlantic twist.

This is quickly followed by ‘Mercy’ which reminds me a little of the melodic side of Eden’s Curse with its thunderous opening before dropping down into a half-time verse and picking up again heading towards the powerful and catchy verse.

A mid-paced rocker is next which could sit comfortably on a classic Foreigner album called ‘Best of Me’. Having said that the chorus is a little reminiscent of prime time Loverboy again, which is no bad combination!

‘Dangerous’ opens with acoustic guitar picking and atmospheric keys with Pete Godfrey crooning over the top before turning into a stomping rocker in the vein of FM.

A ballad is next up called ‘Love Set Me Up Again’ and this builds nicely and highlights the fact that Godfrey can croon with the best of them.

‘Better Days’ opens with a real 80s keyboard intro before kicking off into a pacey rocker. It has all the hallmarks of classic 80s AOR track.

The Best Thing opens with piano and vocals and then bursts into a great chorus carried with some great backing vocal melodies. The chugging second verse changes the dynamics of the song a little and almost sounds a little Magnum-ish. The contrasting rhythms work well together in this song giving it great light and shade.

Godfrey also opens the next song with an acoustic backing for Unbreakable which also reminds me a little of Loverboy and has bluesy feel to it.

This is contrasted by the poppy ‘Wrapped In These Arms’ which has hit single potential written all over it with the right exposure. With some of the backing vocals being almost gospel-like and the variety of feels, it moves along nicely and is finished before you know it.

Next up is a short musical interlude highlighting Revill’s ability and leads into Feels a Lot Like Love. This kicks off with some nice guitar playing too before breaking down into a half-time verse with clean guitar and building through the bridge into the chorus which again brings images of Loverboy to mind.

And already we are onto the last number which is another ballad called ‘Faith’ which revolves around Godfrey’s voice and a simple piano part and a most excellent chorus. The song builds through the introduction of more keys and a key change and is a fitting way to close the album.

While this album evokes thoughts of many bands such as Loverboy, Foreigner and FM, it still manages to carve out a sound of its own and doesn’t become a parody or rip-off of any particular band on any particular song. In the main, for me this is down to Pete Godfrey’s voice which I love. You can’t ask for much more really – great vocals, great songs and great production from a British AOR band! What you waiting for then? Get out and buy this mother and fly the flag!

On This Week’s Rockposer’s Roulette Radio Show..

Nov 17th

Special guest is Alex Butler (Red Butler) chatting about winning the British Blues Challenge.
Plus the usual mixture of new music, music news & opinion.
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Pride & Joy Music Signs The Vivaldi Metal Project


Pride & Joy Music is proud to announce the signing of the Vivaldi Metal Project.

The Vivaldi Metal Project is an all-star metal project conceived and created by keyboardist, arranger, composer and producer maestro Mistheria (Bruce Dickinson, Rob Rock, Roy Z, etc.) together with bassist, composer and co-producer Alberto Rigoni.

The aim of the project is to arrange and perform a metal version of Antonio Vivaldi’s legendary Baroque masterwork ‘The Four Seasons‘.

The duo already has started to work on this project in late 2013 together with a staff of  arrangers (D. Docker main lyricist as well, F. Dall’O’, F. Caruso, F. Lui, Gabriels, K. Kumagai, M. Mierzejewski, N. Waldo, P. Penksa, T. Varnagiris, Y. Androulakakis, Z. Koev) and since then gathered more than 70 musicians from over the world plus the ”Sinfonietta Consonus Orchestra” and the ”Academic Choir Manolov’ to take part in this mammoth project.

The recordings will soon be completed and the release is planned for late May 2016. More news on this will follow.

The cast includes performances by Rick Wakeman (YES), Mark Boals (Malmsteen / Ring of Fire), Edu Falaschi (Angra / Almah), Michael Lepond (SymphonyX), Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire / Angra), Rob Rock (Impellitteri), Dani Loeble (Helloween), John Macaluso (ARK), Marco Sfogli (J. LaBrie), Andreas Passmark (Royal Hunt), Chris Caffery (Trans Siberian Orchestra / Savatage), Steve Di Giorgio (Testament), Atma Anur (T. MacAlpine, G. Howe), Tommy Denander (Radioactive / Toto), Mark Cross (Scorpions / Firewind), Sean Tibbetts (Kamelot), Mark Wood (Trans Siberian Orchestra), Roger Staffelbach (Artension), Anna Portalupi (Tarja Turunen), Milan Polak, Victor Smolski (Almanac) and many more.

Mistheria says: “It has been a big challenge for the project creators and for all the participants to re-arrange and to perform this classic masterpiece beloved by millions people all over the globe in the vein of metal music power. It took about 1.5 years to form a cast of top rock and metal singers and instrumentalists. And finally recordings now have been almost completed after a full year of working on arrangements by a strong international arrangers’ team from several countries.


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Inglorious Premiere ‘Until I Die’ Music Video


British classic hard rock band Inglorious have launched the official music video for their forthcoming single ‘Until I Die’.  The single is taken from the eponymous debut album released by Frontiers Music SRL on Friday 19 February 2016.

Fans can pre-order the album from either iTunes or Amazon, and get a free grat track of the song ‘Breakaway’, plus the new single Until I Die.  Pre-order the album on iTunes: http://radi.al/Inglorious.  Pre-order the album on Amazon: http://radi.al/IngloriousAmazon

Inglorious are being championed by Queen’s Brian May who recently told the band, “You guys really do look like a potent young Deep Purple but with a new slant – very Classic! “The musicianship is stunning. Good luck with it all – I’m sure you will do great. Amazing vocals, by the way!”

Inglorious will support their debut album by supporting The Winery Dogs on their European tour from 29 January until 17 February, followed by their official album launch concert a London’s Islington Assembly Hall on Sunday 21st February.

Inglorious are being hailed as one of the UK’s heaviest new hard rock bands to emerge from the British underground scene.  Originally formed in February 2014, the band is fronted by Nathan James, who made a name for himself having sung for the multi-platinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Scorpions guitar legend Uli Jon Roth.  Inspired by musical giants such as Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Whitesnake, Bad Company, Aerosmith, the band’s song Breakaway has already found its way on to UK rock radio.  

Inglorious special guests on The Winnery Dogs  European Tour 2016

Esseigfabrik – Cologne, Germany                             Jan 29

Kulturfabrik – Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg      Jan 30

O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, UK            Jan 31

O2 Academy – Bristol, UK                                             Feb 2

O2 Ritz – Manchester, UK                                             Feb 4

O2 Institute – Birmingham, UK                                   Feb 5

Trabendo – Paris, France                                              Feb 6

Kate Antzokia – Bilbao, Spain                                      Feb 8

Joe Eslava – Madrid, Spain                                           Feb 9

Apolo – Barcelona, Spain                                               Feb 10

Crossroads – Rome, Italy                                               Feb 12

Z7 – Prattelin, Switzerland                                            Feb 13

Backstage Halle – Munich, Germany                          Feb 15

Majestic Music Club – Bratislava, Slovakia               Feb 16

Barba Negra – Budapest, Hungary                              Feb 17


INGLORIOIUS Official Album Launch Concert

Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK                      Feb 21


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