Dan Patlansky UK Tour News

Image Credit Tarryne Rautenbach

Image Credit Tarryne Rautenbach

South African singer-songwriter and guitarist, Dan Patlansky, is set to release his new album “Dear Silence Thieves” in the UK on Monday April 27th. The album will coincide with a special London album launch showcase “concert” at London’s Borderline venue on the same day.  

Tickets for the London Borderline show are available from thegigcartel.com and the 24 hour box office – 0844 478 0898. Dan also plays Sheffield Greystones on Tuesday 28th April, York Fibbers on Thursday 30th April, The Cellars in Portsmouth on Monday 4th May, Bristol Thunderbolt on Wednesday 6th May, plus a co-headline gig with Laurence Jones at Mr Kyps in Poole, Dorset on Thursday 7th May.

Dear Silence Thieves was recently voted the No.1 album in the world in Blues Rock Review’s Top 20 Blues Albums of 2014. Check out the poll here

Patlansky started 2014 off with a bang when he was chosen to open for Bruce Springsteen in front of 64.000 people at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg in February on his High Hopes tour. Personally approved by Springsteen as support act, this was the biggest audience Patlansky had ever played to.

April / May UK Tour Dates:



With special guest Tristan McKay


Tickets: £15.40 / 24 Hour Box: 0844 478 0898

Book Online: thegigcartel.com

Address: 16 Manette Street, London, W1D 4AR



Tickets: £13.20 / 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 478 0898

Book Online: thegigcartel.com

Address: Greystones Road, Sheffield, S11 7BS, S11 7BS



Tickets: £13.20 / 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 478 0898

Book Online: thegigcartel.com

Address: 3 Toft Green, York YO1 6JT

Tickets: £13.00
Book Online: musicglue.com
Address: 56 Cromwell Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO4 9PN

Tickets: £8.75
Book Online: bristolticketshop.co.uk
Address: 124 Bath Road, Bristol, Avon, BS4 3ED




Tickets: £5.00 / Box Office: 01202 748 945

Book Online: www.mrkyps.net

Address: 8a Parr Street, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0JY




Royal Quest Will Release “The Tale Of Man” On May 22nd, 2015

Royal Quest artwork

Royal Quest was formed in 1998 in Athens when Yannis Androulakakis (guitars/ vocals) and Dennis Bekatoros (bass) started putting their musical and lyrical ideas together. After releasing their first demo in 1999 they decided to work on a concept album with an original story inspired by the “Eternal Champion”. In the meantime the line-up of the band was shaped up to participate in several underground festivals in Athens.

Throughout the years, Dennis and Yannis focused on completing the album with the addition of a new member, Odysseas (drums). Compositions, story editing, recording attempts and sound experimentations, but also disappointments and long breakups resulted in the end of the co-operation of the two founders.

In January 2010 Yannis decided to produce the album on his own. The recording and engineering plans started from scratch and in 2014 the album was mixed by him and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox studios.

About the concept:

“The Tale of Man” is typically a “metal opera”, a term that tends to be established in a similar way that the term “rock opera” did in the past. There are four characters in the play: Man, Cassandra, Lord of Law and Lord of Chaos. However, the dramatical structure is different (the play is smaller as well) than the libretto of a major musical or rock opera. That purposely leaves room for the RPG-campaign oriented storyline that focuses on the main character (Man) and the storyteller (Cassandra). It also leaves room for the music, because the point was to create a metal album that can also be auditioned independently. “The Tale of Man” consists of eleven parts, some of them divided into sub-parts, intros and main parts.

Yannis Androulakakis is a guitarist and composer from Greece. His work includes metal, music for theater, musicals, film soundtrack, jazz, a fuge and a string quartet. In February 2015 he was selected as one of the arrangers of the Vivaldimetalproject.

Yannis Androulakakis


Yannis Androulakakis: guitars, programming

Lord of Chaos (vocals)

Vasilis Axiotis: Man (vocals)

Angeliki Frangos: Cassandra (vocals)

Basil: Lord of Law (vocals)

Kalliopi Mitropoulou: violin


1. Intro

2. Rising Empire

3. Days of War – Intro

4. Days of War

5. The Reign of Law

6. In the Name of Man

7. Dark Ages

8. Dark Lord’s Words

9. The Cave of the Dead

10. Moonstone

11. The Realm of Chaos, part I – The Encounter

12. The Realm of Chaos, part II – The Prayer

13. The Realm of Chaos, part III – Umbralith

14. The Last Scenes




China Release Official Video For ‘Uninvited’

We Are The Stars

Swiss rock band China have released a video for ‘Uninvited’ taken from the album ‘We Are The Stars’

The band have also released a new single ‘That’s a Lot of Love’ on iTunes & Google Play

That's A Lot Of Love


Official Website


Crystal Ball Announce Release Dates For Liferider


Swiss rockers Crystal Ball have announced the release dates for their new album ‘Liferider’

It will be released in Europe on May 22nd and in the US on June 23rd.

Liferider Tracklist


Steven Mageney – Vocals

Scott Leach – Lead Guitar,

Marcel Sardella – Drums

Markus Flury – Guitar

Cris Stone – Bass

Crystal Ball band

Official Website


Joanne Shaw Taylor Autumn Tour

Credit Steve Brinkman

Credit Steve Brinkman

British blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, Joanne Shaw Taylor is embarking on a nationwide UK tour presented by Planet Rock this Autumn. She has also released a music video for “Outlaw Angel”.

Joanne Shaw Taylor Tour Dates

A 48-hour ticket presale goes live on Planet Rock Wednesday 15 April from this link

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday 17 April from the 24 hour box office: 0844 478 0898, or online from The Gig Cartel. All tickets priced at £20.


Frank Hannon Band Releases Official Video For ‘New York City’ (Pyscho Cab Ride)

World Peace

The Frank Hannon Band have released an official video for the track ‘New York City’ (Psycho Cab Ride), taken from their ‘World Peace’ album.

The band will be performing on this years ‘Monsters Of Rock Cruise’ which sets off this coming weekend from Miami to Nassau and back. Frank Hannon will also be performing with Tesla on the cruise.

Frank Hannon – Guitar/Vocals
Aaron Leigh – Bass/Backing Vocals
Kelly Smith – Drums

Official Website

Ten To Release ‘Isla De Muerta’ May 20th

Isla De Muerta

British melodic hard rock band Ten announced that the release of their eagerly awaited 12th studio album is scheduled for May 20th 2015 via Rocktopia Records. The new album is titled ‘Isla de Muerta‘ and follows hot on the heels of their ground-breaking and highly lauded 2014 opus ‘Albion‘. The album cover was illustrated by Gaetano Di Falco, can be viewed below.

Named after the mythical ‘Island Of The Dead‘ from Pirate legend and as the title would suggest, this time around the album has a very ‘piratical, seafaring‘ feel. In true classic Ten style, the album opens with the atmospheric ‘Buccaneers‘ instrumental and segues straight into the cinematic ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales‘. Any fans of TEN and their expanding catalogue will not be disappointed.

Track listing:

  1. (i) Buccaneers (Instrumental)
    (ii) Dead Men Tell No Tales
    02. Tell Me What To Do
    03. Acquiesce
    04. This Love
    05. The Dragon And Saint George
    06. Intensify
    07. (i) Karnak (Instrumental)
    (ii) The Valley Of The Kings
    08. Revolution
    09. Angel Of Darkness
    10. The Last Pretender
    11. We Can Be As One (European Bonus)

‘Isla de Muerta‘ will be the second outing for this current line-up and sees the boys build upon the foundation stones laid by their ‘Albion‘ release.

Ten are:

Gary Hughes – Vocals
Dann Rosingana – Guitars
Steve Grocott – Guitars
John Halliwell – Guitars
Steve Mckenna – Bass
Darrel Treece-Birch – Keyboards
Max Yates – Drums

Ten band

Official Website


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