Latest Entries »

Released on CD, Deluxe Edition with bonus DVD,
Digital Download and 180 gram black vinyl.

European release by Frontiers Records: Friday 20th February 2015
UK release: Monday 23rd February 2015
US release: Tuesday 2
4th February 2015

Deen Castronovo, Jack Blades and Doug Aldrich. Put these three rock titans together in a band and you have the exciting new hard rock/melodic rock supergroup REVOLUTION SAINTS.

Superbly handling drums and lead vocals is Deen Castronovo. Already renowned for his drum talents and backing vocals in Journey, Bad English and more, Deen’s excellent vocal talents are in the spotlight on this release.


Revolution Saints (L-R): Jack Blades (bass, vocals), Deen Castronovo (lead vocals, drums), Doug Aldrich (guitar). Photo Credit: © Jeff Allen at Orion’s Eye Photography

On bass, and co-lead vocals on a few tracks, Jack Blades is well known for his melodic, yet hard rocking approach to songwriting and playing via multiple classic albums by his main band Night Ranger, as well as with the Damn Yankees and the Shaw/Blades releases.

On guitar, Doug Aldrich was excited to lend his fiery blues guitar attack to such a unique and melodic band. Doug, who just left Whitesnake after a fruitful 12 year run (including co-writing 2010s critically acclaimed “Forevermore” release) and also of Burning Rain and formerly of DIO, has a deep pedigree and is one of today’s most respected guitarists.

You can tell by the name – and the names involved – that REVOLUTION SAINTS isn’t your average rock ‘n roll band. The new album brings back the classic melodic rock style to where it should be: inspiring, uplifting vocals, soaring melodies and musicianship to die for. It’s completely badass.

The project is the vision of Frontiers’ President Serafino Perugino, who for years had hoped to work on a project where Deen would be the lead vocalist. Having previously worked with all three artists on different projects on Frontiers, having Deen, Jack and Doug on board together was a dream come true for Perugino.


Revolution Saints (L-R): Doug Aldrich (guitar), Deen Castronovo (lead vocals, drums), Jack Blades (bass, vocals). Photo Credit: © Jeff Allen at Orion’s Eye Photography

With production overseen by in-house Frontiers man, Alessandro Del Vecchio (who also contributed to the songwriting and played keyboards on the album), the recording process took place in Portland, Oregon during the summer of 2014.

REVOLUTION SAINTS’ music is played with a heart and soul and that highlights the passion and the enthusiasm of three of the best rock and all-around musicians in the game today. Truly, this will be a release that you cannot afford to miss. Lovers of melodic rock will fall in love all over again with REVOLUTION SAINTS.


Revolution Saints (L-R): Doug Aldrich (guitar), Deen Castronovo (lead vocals, drums), Jack Blades (bass, vocals). Photo Credit: © Jeff Allen at Orion’s Eye Photography

REVOLUTION SAINTS
Deen Castronovo: lead vocals, drums
Jack Blades: bass, vocals on Turn Back Time and Way To The Sun
Doug Aldrich: guitars

SPECIAL GUESTS
Alessandro Del Vecchio: keyboards, backing vocals, vocals on Way To The Sun
Arnel Pineda – co-lead vocals on You’re Not Alone
Neal Schon – guitar solo on Way To The Sun

Produced by Alessandro Del Vecchio


Revolution Saints (L-R): Doug Aldrich (guitar), Deen Castronovo (lead vocals, drums), Jack Blades (bass, vocals). Photo Credit: © Jeff Allen at Orion’s Eye Photography


“REVOLUTION SAINTS”
FACEBOOK

H.E.A.T is one of those bands which you need to see live on stage. Armed with a reputation of a brilliant live act, Sweden’s rock sensation always delivers an energetic and passionate show. “Live In London” is the band’s first ever live release and truly captures them at their best.

Mainly recorded at The Garage in London on 16th May 2014 during their first ever European headline tour, “Live In London” will be released in Europe on Friday 20th February 2015 on earMUSIC (UK release is Monday 23rd February).

Mixed by Grammy award winning producer Tobias Lindell, the live album includes 15 powerful hymns. Front man Erik Grönwall knows how to seduce the audience with his powerful crisp clear voice and his boundless, hyperactive stage persona which makes the audience go crazy.


Photo Credit: © Gustaf Sandholm Andersson

The band – Eric Rivers (guitar), Jona Tee (keyboards), Jimmy Jay (bass) and Crash (drums) – joins in with a sheer force of energy as they indulge themselves in the music. The album includes all the band’s classics, from the melodious “1000 Miles” to the catchy “It’s All About Tonight” and “Breaking The Silence” as well as their most recent smashes “A Shot At Redempetion” and “Mannequin Show” – to all of which the audience passionately sings along. H.E.A.T will definitely restore your faith in rock music.

In 2009, H.E.A.T had a huge hit in Scandinavia with the song “1000 Miles”which was followed by a nomination as one of the Top 50 albums in 2010 by Classic Rock Magazine UK for the band’s second album “Freedom Rock”.

Their third studio album “Address The Nation” was praised by media worldwide as one of the best album’s in 2012 and consolidated the band’s reputation as the new leading band in hard edged melodic rock. “Tearing Down The Walls”, their celebrated fourth studio album, continued on the road to success on which H.E.A.T provided their fans with phenomenal songs and the band’s historic sound – Metal Hammer UK certified that the album included hit after hit whereas Classic Rock Germany named H.E.A.T one of the best bands from Sweden.


Photo Credit: © Kristian Heat Reuter

All during the band’s history, H.E.A.T have been touring all over the world, winning the whole of Europe over with their powerful live performances.

H.E.A.T are a band that went on tour with Toto right after they started, that went Top 10 in Sweden with their debut album and supported Alice Cooper as well as Scorpions. They definitely got something right. H.E.A.T will put their reputation to the test on their upcoming autumn dates.

London Islington o2 Academy
Wednesday 10th December 2014

Tickets: £13.50 (inc. booking fee)
Book Online: Ticketweb
Box Office: 0844 477 2000 (24 Hr)
Doors: 7pm
16 Parkfield Street, N1 Centre N1 0PS London
www.o2academyislington.co.uk

Glasgow o2 ABC 2
Friday 12th December 2014

Tickets: £11.00
Book Online: Ticketmaster
Box Office: 0844 477 2000 (24 Hr)
Doors: 7pm
300 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JA
www.o2abcglasgow.co.uk

Leeds Key Club
Saturday 13th December 2014

Tickets: £10.40 (inc. booking fee)
Book Online: Luna Tickets
66 Merron Street, Leeds, LS2 8LW
http://thekeyclubleeds.com

Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Sunday 14th December 2014

Tickets: £9.90 (inc. booking fee)
Book Online: Wolves Civic
Box Office: 0870 320 7000
North Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 1RQ
www.wolvescivic.co.uk


Photo Credit: © Gustaf Sandholm Andersson

26.11.14 Munich – Backstage Club (GER)
27.11.14 Innsbruck – Coffee Bar (AT)
28.11.14 Romagnano Sesia – Rock ‘n’ Roll Arena (ITA)
29.11.14 Pinarella di Cervia – Rock Planet (ITA)
30.11.14 Trieste – Teatro Miela (ITA)
02.12.14 Wetzikon – Hall Of Fame (CH)
04.12.14 Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2 (ES)
05.12.14 Madrid – Sala But (ES)
06.12.14 Bilbao – Santana 27 (ES)
08.12.14 Hasselt – MOD (BE)
09.12.14 Paris – La Fleche D’or (FR)
10.12.14 London – Islington Academy (GB)
12.12.14 Glasgow – ABC 2 (GB)
13.12.14 Leeds – The Key Club (GB)
14.12.14 Wolves – Slade Rooms (GB)
16.12.14 Zoetermeer – Boederij (NL)
17.12.14 Aschaffenburg – Colos Saal (GER)
18.12.14 Hamburg – Rock Café (GER)


Photo Credit: © Gustaf Sandholm Andersson


Photo Credit: © Kristian Heat Reuter

H.E.A.T – Official Website
earMUSIC Website | earMUSIC YouTube
earMUSIC Facebook | earMUSIC Twitter

 

Described as ‘Mad Max meets the China Syndrome’, the 1980 Australian film The Chain Reaction is an often overlooked entry in the highly venerated Ozploitation Genre.

A nuclear disaster themed thrill ride into early 80s Australiana and industrial paranoia. Sitting alongside Night Of Fear (1972) and Turkey Shoot (1982) in the outlandish canon of Australian B-cinema from the 1970s and 80s The Chain Reaction includes its fair share of gratuitous nudity, ocker attitude and souped up vehicular carnage, but also carries a skilled visual style and strong environmental message that sets it apart from its less cerebral counterparts.

Composed by unsung composer Andrew Thomas Wilson, the soundtrack is a forgotten piece of 1980s electronic film scoring. A clash between driving electropop and the ominous dirge of John Carpenter’s The Thing and The Fog soundtracks.

Layers of icy modular Synth and proto techno rhythms serve as the backdrop to the explosive biological-apocalyptic meltdown.

Milky clear vinyl with Red haze only 200 worldwide exclusive to Death Waltz

The notorious 1982 Australian film, Turkey Shoot (Also known as Escape 2000 in the US and Blood Camp Thatcher in the UK) has long been considered the ultimate of Australian Video Nasties. Set in a dystopian future where a totalitarian regime imprison a group of ‘deviants’ to a high security prison destined for rehabilitation and social re-programming. The story involves the group of inmates fleeing from the camp controlled by the draconian warden, a sadistic alopecic henchmen and a bizarrely scripted lycanthropic carnival-mutant…shall we read on..?

Produced by Antony I Ginnane’s F.G films (Patrick, Thirst, Snapshot etc…) together with British actor David Hemming (Blow Up, Fragment of Fear, Deep Red), the film was aesthetically influenced by the brutality and savagery of Italian sub-genre cinema, (ie Umberto Lenzi’s Cannibal films and Lucio Fulci’s Zombie films), as well as borrowing the central theme from the 1932 film The Most Dangerous Game. Scored by renowned Australian film composer Brian May (Mad Max, Patrick, The Day After Halloween), the predominantly electronic soundtrack hints stylistically to brooding horror-synth of John Carpenter, the mutant patchbay of Gil Melle’s soundtrack The Andromeda Strain as well as some of the sonic characteristics found in Italian B-cinema (Fabio Frizzi & Goblin).

Pulsing synth oscillations and pounding percussion together with inspired sound design all encapsulate the confused and claustrophobic human big-game hunt.

Yellow vinyl only 200 worldwide exclusive to Death Waltz

Universal Music UK is offering independent music retailers a unique seasonal boost in the form of 12 exclusive vinyl releases set to hit the shelves from December 1st to December 13th.

The “12 Days of Christmas” initiative includes gems from the Universal Music catalog such as a heavyweight etched and numbered 7” of The Who’s Be Lucky – never previously available on vinyl – and a special limited release of The Beatles’ Long Tall Sally which is back on 7” vinyl 50 years after it was first released.

Also available are a picture disc version of Imagine Dragons’ multi-million selling debut album Night Vision and a 12″ picture disc including an exclusive song from 5 Seconds of Summer.

The promotion also includes a UK exclusive 7” from Weezer, a limited edition 12” from Metallica and two new songs from St Vincent pressed on a 10-inch disc in a die-cut, foil-embossed sleeve.

The full line up includes:

Metallica, Lords of Summer 12” – December 1st
The Beatles, Long Tall Sally 7” – December 2nd
Tim Hardin, Tim Hardin 1 & 2 LPs – December 3rd
Wings, Let Em In/Beware My Love 7” – December 4th
Bon Jovi, Live 2 10” – December 5th
5 Seconds of Summer , Picture disc LP – December 6th
St. Vincent, Pieta/Sparrow 10” – December 8th
Weezer, Back to the Shack 7” – December 9th
Shirley Collins/Davy Graham, Folk Roots, New Roots LP – December 10th
Wings, Letting Go 7” – December 11th
Imagine Dragons, Night Vision picture disc LP – December 12th
The Who, Be Lucky 7” – December 13th

The managing director of Universal’s commercial UK division states:   “At a time of the year when many retailers are focused on high volume Christmas releases we thought it was important to do something special for the indie stores who are important to us 52 weeks a year.”

Source: Collecting Vinyl Records

Olly Murs Never Been Better artwork This week's new releases 24-11-2014

This week’s new single releases
China Drum – Water
Ekkah – Last Chance To Dance EP
Erasure – Reason
Iggy Azalea FT MO – Beg For It
James Bay – Hold Back The River EP
Kid Wave – Gloom
Kiesza – No Enemiesz
Kylie Minogue & Enrique Iglesias– Beautiful
Labrinth – Jealous
Maroon 5 FT J Cole – Animals (Remix)
McBusted – Air Guitar
Perplexus – Put You On
Prince Fatty Meets Nostalgia 77 – Medicine Chest Dub/Skeletons Dub
R3action – City Lies
Royal Blood – Ten Tonne Skeleton
Stylo G – Call Mi A Leader
Sylas – Shore
Take That – These Days
Vaults – Vultures EP
Visage – Fade To Grey (Orchestral)
Years & Years – Desire
Yelawolf – Till Its Gone

This week’s new album releases
Al Green – Greatest Hits: The Best of Al Green
Aled Jones – The Heart Of It All
Antemasque – ANTEMASQUE
Astralion – Astralion
Attila – Guilty Pleasure
Barry Manilow – My Dream Duets
Benny Andersson and Tim Rice – Chess: The Original Recording
Beyonce – Beyonce (Platinum Edition)
Bloodbound – Stormborn
Boyzone – Dublin To Detroit
Circa Survive – Descensus
Coldplay – Ghost Stories Live 2014
Colosseum – Time On Our Side
Dave Arch & The Strictly Come Dancing Band – Strictly Come Dancing
David Guetta – Listen
Dawn Pemberton – Say Somethin’
Diana Damrau, Ludovic Tézier, Joseph Calleja/Münchener Opernorchester – Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Eminem & Various Artists – SHADYXV
Eric Gales – Good For Sumthin’
Florian Boesch and Malcolm Martineau – Schubert: Schwanengesang D957
Frank Turner – The Third Three Years
Girlschool – Running Wild
I Am Kloot – From Here To There
Idris Elba – Idris Elba Presents Mi Mandela
Iggy Azalea – Re-Classified
Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra – Sirens Of Song
Larry Miller – Soldier Of The Line
Mary J. Blige – The London Sessions
Murray Gold – Doctor Who:The Day Of The Doctor/The Time Of The Doctor (Original Television Soundtrack)
Nashville Cast – Christmas With Nashville
Netrebko and Barenboim – Strauss, R.: Four Last Songs; Ein Heldenleben
NFD – Waking The Dead
Olly Murs – Never Been Better
P.O.D. – The Acoustic Sessions
Pitbull – Globalization
Pixie Lott – Platinum Pixie: Hits
Poppy Ackroyd – Feathers
Primordial – Where Greater Men Have Fallen
Rick Ross – Hood Billionaire
Roger Chapman – Peaceology
Sleaford Mods – Chubbed Up +
Sol3 Mio – Sol3 Mio
Soundgarden – Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path
Submotion Orchestra – Alium
Susan Boyle – Hope
Ten – Albion
The Afghan Whigs – Gentlemen (Gentlemen at 21 Deluxe Edition)
The Albion Christmas Band – Just The Carols
The Beatles – Work in Progress: Outtakes 1963
The Birthday Massacre – Superstition
The Dualers – Back To Paradise
The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground (Super Deluxe)
Thomas Köner – Tiento de las Nieves
Tony & Brendan Eyre Patterson – Northlands
Various Artists – NOW That’s What I Call Legends
Various Artists – Christmas Classical Voices
Various Artists – NOW That’s What I Call Music! 89
Various Artists – NOW That’s What I Call Musicals
Various Artists – Saint Etienne Presents Songs For A London Winter
Various Artists – The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, Vol. 3
Various Artists – The X Factor Songbook
Various Artists – The Classical Album 2015
Various Artists – Complete Clubland
Various Artists – Brownswood Bubblers 11
Various Artists – Sensational Sixties: 1960
Various Artists – Hi Records: The Soul Years

Generation Vinyl Christmas disco flyer v3

Screen Shot 2014-11-18 at 3.33.15 PM

Vinylize‘s handmade specs are perfect for vinyl aficionados and music lovers. The company has been transforming dusty old records into modern designs for almost ten years. They prefer to source older, heavier vinyl from the 1960s and before to make their durable, individually crafted frames. With due respect to the resurgence of vinyl, Vinyilze seeks out records that have been passed over and are headed to the landfill.

Read the rest of the article here at standard vinyl

Here’s a short video by Pallas Group on how splattered vinyl is made.

Source: YouTube

-111114-Wil 1111 Jupiter.Records.WILPresto-wb 75730.JPG_20141111.jpg

Dan Harper of Bear was driving through Arden last year when he happened upon Jupiter Records “in the middle of nowhere.”

“I can smell vinyl a country mile,” said Harper, an avid collector of vinyl records.

Now, Harper, 52, is a regular at the record store located in an historic building at the corner of Grubb and Marsh roads. On a recent morning, Harper, who has 8,000 vinyl albums, was in the store to buy Pink Floyd’s newly released “The Endless River” album – on vinyl.

Thanks to vinyl lovers like Harper, Jupiter Records has had a very good first year in business, cashing in on a growing national demand for analog music, said owner Steve Zimmerman. Sales at the store, which opened in August 2013, exceeded what Zimmerman had projected, although he doesn’t release numbers.

Vinyl’s resurgence is the kind of comeback story the music industry loves. Its hit season coincided with the birth of rock and roll, beginning in the 1950s and continuing through the 1980s, according to the Record Collectors Guild. But by the 1990s, compact discs had knocked vinyl LPs to the bottom of the charts.

Now, it’s the flip side. Sales of vinyl LPs are up 48 percent so far this year over the same period in 2013, while CD album sales plummeted 17 percent, according to the latest Nielsen SoundScan industry report. And those numbers only represent sales of new vinyl, including re-releases. Sales of used albums are not tracked, Zimmerman said.

Zimmerman, 40, who owned a store in Phoenix from 2007 to 2012, said his sales at the Arden store surpassed the numbers the Arizona store was doing in its fifth year of business.

“It’s almost like a rebellion against the virtual music,” Zimmerman said. “It used to be in the ’60s and ’70s, people would sit around and listen to records and hang out. And that completely went away in the ’90s. It became people sitting alone listening with iPods or their phone. Now, it’s become a social event again.”

Today, young people will sit down and listen to an entire album, said Debbie Rich, manager of The Mad Platter in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

The store, which has been in business since 1976, has seen vinyl “come full circle,” Rich said. It managed to “hang in there…through the ups and downs of the music business” and continued to carry some vinyl records even when CD sales were at their peak. Now, vinyl represents almost half of the store’s sales, Rich said.

“Who knew that the thing that would turn it around would be vinyl?” she said.

While some buyers are collectors like Harper, many of today’s shoppers come from a generation born after grooves had given way to compact discs.

“You could walk in here on a Saturday and see kids 15 to 16 years old,” Zimmerman said.

To vinyl aficionados, analog sound is warmer and truer, as if the vocalist or musician is in the room.

Take John Castellaneta, 25, of Wilmington.

“I just like listening to it – it’s a nice experience. It’s kinda fascinating to me,” said Castellaneta, who was buying a “Flight of the Conchords” album from the HBO series.

Gerald Young, owner of Grooves and Tubes in Centreville, described vinyl as “more mellow.”

“It’s like the difference between biting into an apple or biting into a lemon,” said Young, who said he’s having his best year since he went into business nearly six years ago.

Young, who only sells used albums, said people also want to have more of a physical connection to the music, including reading the jacket or liner notes.

And there’s also the art on the covers, which adds another aesthetic dimension to albums.

“I think there’s something to having a tangible piece of art,” said Miranda Brewer, 40, of Rainbow Records in Newark.

For others, there’s an element of nostalgia, such as seeing their first Led Zeppelin album. Brewer, who has clear memories of her father’s record collection, said families will sometimes shop for vinyl records together.

At Jupiter Records, customers can find vintage Beach Boys, Beatles and Jimi Hendrix albums but also represses of classic LPs from the same artists.

What’s more, contemporary artists like Jack White and the Arctic Monkeys have had some of the top-selling vinyl albums this year, according to Nielsen SoundScan. At the front of Jupiter, Zimmerman features the soundtrack for the “Elf” motion picture on vinyl.

And it’s not just the small, independent retailer like Jupiter Records selling vinyl music. Large retailers, like Urban Outfitters, Amazon and Whole Foods, have been “riding the wave created by indie retailers,” according to Billboard. Other chains are reportedly looking at it, Billboard reported.

Still, vinyl is a small fry in the physical albums, Zimmerman said. While 7 million vinyl LPs were sold so far this year, CD album sales were 107 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

“It’s definitely a niche market,” Zimmerman said.

Much of Jupiter’s 2,000 square feet is devoted to vintage vinyl LPs that sell in the $1 to $10 range. There’s hardly a music category Zimmerman doesn’t have, although he’s not big on easy listening.

With 20,000 to 25,000 albums, Jupiter has pop, rock, jazz, rhythm and blues, country, classical and comedy. He even has a section featuring rare albums by Buddy Holly, Queen and Kiss, which sell for $25 and up.

A much smaller part of the store has 45s or what some call 7-inch records.

For Zimmerman, the biggest sellers continue to be classic rock. But a huge part of the business is buying records, he said. People arrive at the shop with boxes of old albums to sell. And some can bring real money to the seller. Recently, Zimmerman bought a collection of 1,500 records for $6,000.

To Zimmerman, the vinyl music format is here to stay.

“That dark ages of vinyl from the 1990s to about 2005 is over,” Zimmerman said.

Source: delawareonline.com

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 443 other followers

%d bloggers like this: