Saxon Release New Video For ‘Battering Ram’

Saxon - Battering Ram

Saxon have released a brand new video for ‘Battering Ram‘. Taken from their new album ‘Battering Ram‘ which is due to be released October 16th.

The band performed last weekend at the inaugural Ramblin’Man Fair in Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent.


Masterplan To Release ‘Keep Your Dream Alive’ October 6th

Masterplan - Keep Your Dream Alive

Masterplan are set to release ‘Keep Your Dream Alive‘ on October 6th. This will be the first ever live release by the melodic metal band.
The release includes (DVD and BluRay) the entire concert from the Masters Of Rock Festival 2014, as well as Wacken 2014, footage from Asia tour, footage from Prog Power USA and all official Masterplan video clips. The Masters Of Rock show is featured on the CD.
Mixed and mastered by Roland Grapow.

Masterplan was founded in 2002 by Roland Grapow and Uli Kusch, after parting ways with their former band Helloween.

CD (Masters Of Rock 2014):
1. Enlighten Me
2. Spirit Never Die
3. Lost And Gone
4. Crystal Night
5. Betrayal
6. Crimson Rider
7. Back For My Life
8. Time To Be King
9. Keep Your Dream Alive
10. Heroes
11. Soulburn
12. Kind Hearted Light
13. Crawling From Hell
14. Black Night Of Magic

DVD:
Main Part: Masters Of Rock Show
1. Intro (underscore music: „Per Aspera Ad Astram“)
2. Enlighten Me
3. Spirit Never Die
4. Lost And Gone
5. Crystal Night
6. Betrayal
7. Crimson Rider
8. Back For My Life
9. Time To Be King
10. Keep Your Dream Alive
11. Heroes
12. Soulburn
13. Kind Hearted Light
14. Crawling From Hell

Extra 1: Wacken Show
1. Special: Wacken (underscore music: “The Game“)
2. Heroes
3. Keep Your Dream Alive
4. Crystal Night
5. Soulburn
6. Spirit Never Die

Extra Track 2: Asia
1. Special: Asia (underscore music: „Earth is going down“)
2. Soulburn
3. Heroes

Extra Track 3: Atlanta
1. Special: Atlanta (underscore music: „1492“)
2. Black Night Of Magic

Extra Track 4: Official Videos
1. Enlighten Me
2. Back For My Life
3. Lost And Gone
4. Time To Be King
5. Keep Your Dream Alive


Whitesnake’s Guitarist Joel Hoekstra Releases New Album ‘Dying To Live’

Dying To Live

Joel Hoekstra, best known to rock fans as the current guitarist for Whitesnake, and for his work with Night Ranger, Trans Siberian Orchestra and the show Rock of Ages, is proud to announce the release of his new melodic hard rock studio album ‘Dying To Live‘ from his side project, Joel Hoekstra’s 13 via Frontiers Music SRL on Friday October 16th.

The new album features an all-star cast of rock musicians at the top of their game, including Jeff Scott Soto (vocals), Russell Allen (vocals), Tony Franklin (bass), Vinny Appice (drums), Derek Sherinian (keyboards), and more!

Says Joel, “Years ago, I released three solo albums that were mainly instrumental guitar music.  I wanted to put something out that showcased my production, writing and playing in the genre that I’m known for, which is melodic, hard rock. That’s when I decided to start what I consider to be my rock side project, Joel Hoekstra’s 13”.

Joel handled the bulk of the creative process on the album by handling the production, song writing and arranging (music and lyrics). The pedigree of musicians on the album is second to none.  The new album showcases the best rock ensemble that contemporary rock music has to offer. Joel’s astounding, versatile guitar playing raises the bar to a new level.

Joel Hoekstra

 

Album Tracklisting:

  1. Say Goodbye To The Sun
  2. Anymore
  3. Until I Left You
  4. Long For The Days
  5. Scream
  6. Never Say Never
  7. Changes
  8. The Only Way To Go
  9. Dying To Live
  10. Start Again
  11. What We Believe
  12. Kill or Be Killed (Bonus Track digital download)

Another 20 Albums For Your Collection

This week it’s Staff writer Aaron Chatfield’s turn to suggest ‘Another 20 Albums For Your Collection’

9.0 - Too Far Gone

9.0 – Too Far Gone

Danny Danzi – Danziland

Danny Danzi – Danziland

Hittman – Vivas Machina

Hittman – Vivas Machina

Howe II – Now Hear This

Howe II – Now Hear This

Joshua – Intense Defense

Joshua – Intense Defense

Toxik – World Circus

Toxik – World Circus

Masterplan – Masterplan

Masterplan – Masterplan

Monster – Through The Eyes Of The World

Monster – Through The Eyes Of The World

Murderer’s Row – Murderer’s Row

Murderer’s Row – Murderer’s Row

Axel Rudi Pell – Wild Obsession

Axel Rudi Pell – Wild Obsession

Razzamanaz – Razzamanaz

Razzamanaz – Razzamanaz

Roadhouse – Roadhouse

Roadhouse – Roadhouse

Rock City Angels – Young Man’s Blues

Rock City Angels – Young Man’s Blues

Seven Wonder – Mercy Falls

Seven Wonder – Mercy Falls

Apocrypha – The Eyes Of Time

Apocrypha – The Eyes Of Time

Cacophony – Go Off!

Cacophony – Go Off!

Racer X – Second Heat

Racer X – Second Heat

Wilson Hawk – The Road

Wilson Hawk – The Road

Youngblood – No Retreat

Youngblood – No Retreat

Randy Piper’s Animal - Virus

Randy Piper’s Animal – Virus


Joe Satriani launches official “Shockwave Supernova” music video

Shockwave Supernova

Joe Satriani has just uploaded his official video for his single ‘Shockwave Supernova’ on VEVO earlier today.

Legendary guitarist, Joe Satriani, announced plans to release his 15th solo studio album, ‘Shockwave Supernova’, last Friday 24th July, making him one of the first to utilise the new ‘Friday, Global Release Day‘ for music.

It would be easy to call Shockwave Supernova a masterpiece or the last word on guitar from the world’s most commercially successful solo guitar performer.  Satch, however, sees it much more personally. He has consistently advanced the artistry of the instrument; an effort he dedicated himself to on 18th September, 1970, the day his idol Jimi Hendrix died.

Recorded late last year at Skywalker Sound in Lucas Valley, California, Satriani assembled the dynamic trio of world-class musicians who had recently been part of his global tour; renowned keyboardist and guitarist Mike Keneally, a veteran of several Satch outings and recordings; along with drumming whiz Marco Minnemann and bass extraordinaire Bryan Beller. “I couldn’t have asked for a better band to help bring these songs to life,” says Satriani.

The album also sees Satriani once again joining forces co-producer and engineer John Cuniberti. Satch and Cuniberti share production on Shockwave Supernova, as they have on numerous albums – their shared history dates back to the guitar star’s 1986 debut album, Not Of This Earth and its follow-up, the platinum-selling, critically acclaimed, Surfing with the Alien.

The album will be released on CD, download and 2 LP vinyl.  Satriani’s World Tour begins 17th September in Europe (US Tour planned early 2016).  The UK leg of the European tour starts November 1st at the O2 Apollo Manchester with special guest Dan Patlansky.

ALBUM TRACK LISTING

1.   Shockwave Supernova

2.   Lost In A Memory

3.   Crazy Joey

4.   In My Pocket

5.   On Peregrine Wings

6.   Cataclysmic

7.   San Francisco Blue

8.   Keep On Movin’

9.   All of My Life

10. A Phase I’m Going Through

11. Scarborough Stomp

12. Butterfly and Zebra

13. If There Is No Heaven

14. Stars Race Across The Sky

15. Goodbye Supernova

JOE SATRIANI – “SHOCKWAVE NOVEMBER 2015 UK TOUR

Manchester O2 Apollo                  Sunday Nov 1

Birmingham Symphony Hall       Monday Nov 2

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall        Tuesday Nov 3

Sheffield City Hall                           Wednesday Nov 4

Cardiff St. David’s Hall                  Thursday Nov 5

Southend Cliffs Pavilion               Saturday Nov 7

Bristol Colston Hall                         Sunday Nov 8

Portsmouth Guildhall                    Monday Nov 9

London Eventim Apollo                Tuesday Nov 10


‘Rock For Fibro’ – Hidden Illness Awareness Show

Rock for Fibro

ROCK FOR FIBRO – Hidden Illness awareness show

ROCK FOR FIBRO is an event to raise awareness of so called “hidden illnesses” Fibromyalgia and M.E. where rock music will do the talking.

London’s alternative, DJ Angel, in association with Kevin Murray from Blackpool’s Into the Pit Promotions, have come together with Steph Bamford & David Evans from Stephs The Club That Rocks located in Consett, Co Durham to host ROCK FOR FIBRO. Angel, aka Darren Law, who was diagnosed with from Fibromyalgia in 2012 was approached by fellow sufferers with the basic idea to promote an awareness show.

On the 4th September 2015 ROCK FOR FIBRO will feature 3 local well known bands: The Siege UK and B4; hard rockers Bulletproof Rose will headline this evenings festivities. As well as live band performances, a raffle will be held with awesome prizes donated especially for the evening by various bands from the rock and alternative music scenes.

Entry will be FREE with cash donations accepted, which will be donated to Fibromyalgia and M.E. charities equally. Anybody wishing to donate items for the raffle can contact Darren Law via email destructive_instincts@hotmail.com.

Your donations are gratefully appreciated!


This Week’s Show Available On Mixcloud…

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