North Carolina’s COSMIC REAPER issue new single from forthcoming split EP w/ENDTIME

North Carolina’s stoner doom merchants COSMIC REAPER premiere their new song “Sundowner”, taken from the ‘Doom Sessions Vol.7‘ split EP with ENDTIME to be issued through Heavy Psych Sounds. The track is a slow, heavy cut, with a riff and sound that is reminiscent of early Sabbath. Check it out below!

Says COSMIC REAPER: “The song is about someone with a debilitating brain disease succumbing to paranoid hallucinations in the dark. We’re capable of creating a lot more horrors in our minds than we ever could in reality. With Sundowner, we went for something groovy, but foreboding, with an ending that descends into madness. But, more importantly, we hope this track makes you bang your head!

💀 Listen to Cosmic Reaper’s new track “Sundowner” 💀
Also check out the Endtime single “Tunnel Of Life” 


Since their ignition in 2020, the ‘Doom Sessions‘ split series have been delivering steamroller after steamroller, packing together earth-shattering collaborations between the loudest stoner and doom acts of this world. From Conan to Bongzilla, Acid Mammoth, -(16)- and Grime, each ‘Doom Sessions‘ EP presents previously unreleased tracks from both bands involved while being wrapped in a devilish artwork design by Branca Studio. ‘Doom Sessions Vol.7‘ makes no exception, and the grim and unearthly synth-laden songs of Endtime match perfectly with the evil, slow and low spacey doom of Cosmic Reaper. 

Endtime / Cosmic Reaper
“Doom Sessions Vol. 7” split EP

Out January 13th on Heavy Psych Sounds

TRACKLIST:
1. Endtime – Tunnel of Life
2. Endtime – Beyond The Black Void
3. Cosmic Reaper – Sundowner
4. Cosmic Reaper – Dead and Loving It
5. Cosmic Reaper – King of Kings

ENDTIME started out in 2015 under the name Saturniids with the pure intention of creating apocalyptic and earth-shattering musical compositions. That name didn’t suit their needs or personality, so in 2019 they decided to change it to the more fitting name Endtime. They are the ambassadors for no tomorrow, fostering exploitation movies and aesthetics from the 1980s. Think Giallo, Carpenter and Cronenberg. They don’t believe in groove or swing. They turn amps up to 11, they cause ruptured eardrums and serious dysentery with their subatomic frequencies. ENDTIME are the music equivalent to a nuclear blast. Featuring former members of Obnoxius Youth, Undergång, Taiwaz and Noctum, their twisted and devastating brand of nihilistic doom tinged with a pervasive 80s horror aesthetic was described as “the music equivalent of a nuclear blast”. Their debut album ‘Impending Doom’ was released in 2021 on Heavy Psych Sounds.

Added links:

https://cosmicreaper.bandcamp.com/album/demon-dance

https://www.facebook.com/cosmicreapernc

https://www.facebook.com/Endtimedoom

https://www.heavypsychsounds.com/shop.htm

STEVE HILL Releases new single, new album & comic book!

Canada’s Steve Hill, the acclaimed singer-songwriter recently celebrated his 25th year as a recording artist with his 12th album Dear Illusion, by No Label Records on Friday November 11, 2022.  Three years in the making, the new album is available from https://ffm.to/dearillusion.


Following the release of the album, Hill released the official music video “Don’t let The Truth Get In The Way (Of A Good Story)” .

The single is available to stream and download from https://ffm.to/goodstory.


“It took me a long time to finish “Don’t Let The Truth Get In The Way (Of A Good Story),” recollects Steve. “I started working on it six years ago after the Trump election. It’s about alternate truth, but it’s also about social media and our addiction to it. It’s also about pretending that everything is alright when it’s not. It’s about choosing to pretend because it’s easier than facing the truth when the truth doesn’t matter anymore.”

But that’s not all. To make the new album an even bigger means for celebration, Steve will release the limited edition “Dear Illusion” comic book. Physical copies of the comic are available HERE and the digital edition HERE.

“I’ve been dreaming doing a comic book for a long time,” reflects Steve. “Before I got into music, drawing was my passion. I wanted to write comics. I’ve collected them sporadically all my life until five years ago when it became an obsession. I think that comics are a great artform. It’s like song writing, in that tell a story in a short period of time. I get feelings out of some comics the same way that I get feelings from music. If you’ve read Alan Moore, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, or Ed Brubaker, you know what I’m talking about.”


“I got in touch with comic book artist Rob Cannon through a mutual connection. He seemed like a good candidate to draw the cover of my previous album, “Desert Trip.” He did a fantastic job. I love that album cover. When the time came for “Dear Illusion,” it was obvious he was the go-to guy. What he did was even better than the one before. From there, the next logical step was the comic. He took the themes from the album, the visual landscape from “Desert Trip” and made it a metaphoric science fiction story that I could never have thought of, while retaining the essence and the meaning of the songs. That’s art.”

Known over the last ten years as a one-man band, on Dear Illusion, the multi-instrumentalist shares the spotlight with a horn section, The Devil Horns, as well as 7-time UK Blues Awards Drummer of the Year, Wayne Proctor (A.A. Williams, Oli Brown, King King, Ben Poole). Proctor also mixed and mastered the upcoming record.

 “I had a version finished right before the pandemic started,” says Steve. “It was slated for release in April 2020. There was no point in releasing it then, so I decided to wait. The sad context of the pandemic resulted in additional time for me to offer my fans the album I’m sure will meet their expectations for my 25th anniversary as a recording artist. I am proud of the work.”

“Ultimately, the results that we collectively achieved with the album, ended up reflecting both maturity and introspection. Overall, I feel like the album is telling that no matter what happens, you should give it everything you got and move on, be the best person you can be, and no matter what, the sun will rise again. Don’t dwell on suffering, and don’t forget about it, either. Even treat misfortune as a friend, slap it on the back and say, Thanks for teaching me.”

Dear Illusion – Track Listing

01 – All About The Love
02 – Keep It Together
03 – Everything You Got
04 – Dear Illusion
05 – Steal The Light From You
06 – Don’t Let The Truth Get In The Way (Of A Good Story)
07 – Follow Your Heart
08 – So It Goes
09 – She Gives Lessons In Blues
10 – Until The Next Time

Links:

http://www.stevehillmusic.com

http://www.stevehillmusic.bandcamp.com

https://www.facebook.com/stevehillmusic

https://www.youtube.com/c/SteveHillChannel/

https://nolabelrecords.store/?fbclid=IwAR3JVXm2M0MA6ZvueOKk5c1w9PUntqLSJmEGck3e4u7Ti35dmK4FjST9yb0

*top photo by ScottDoubt

LEAFLET: Finnish rockers release next single off upcoming album

Finnish rockers LEAFLET will be releasing their sophomore album Something Beyond this coming January 2023 via Rockshots Records. The album follows their debut album “Outta Door” released through VR Label Finland in 2017.

The band recently shared their second single “Resonate” accompanied by a music video.

They comments: “Resonate is a song about a person who goes through an out-of-body experience realizing life is short and one has to live it once it lasts. This song is a reminder for us all in our daily grind that life is supposed to be enjoyed. Resonate was mainly composed in the heat of the day and thunderstorm of the night while visiting Bangalore, India. I am sure some of that atmosphere got subconsciously translated into the song as well.”

The track is available digitally – https://bfan.link/resonate-2

Formed in 2013, LEAFLET is a four-piece hard rock band from Turku, Finland. Their music can be described as metal-infused American-style hard rock and while you might hear echoes of bands like Alter Bridge or Shinedown they have their own unique Nordic flavour. “Our musical cocktail is a blend of many things. Although we love the 80s, we are trying to keep our hard rock fresh and not follow the retro route”, the band says.

“With this album, we are definitely showing that rock music is alive and pumping! The album is full of catchy metal-influenced rock tunes that would fit perfectly in the heavy rotation of every rock radio station. The album has a lot of variety within the songs and we got a diverse selection of singles as well. Three very different singles trying to represent the entire album as well as possible. As singles, we got one heavy and hard-hitting tune, one straightforward and super catchy tune, and one fast-paced in-your-face type of tune. You should check out them all to see what you think! “

Album pre-order – https://bit.ly/LEAFLET_CD

First single “Gonna Do It” at the following links:

Music Video: https://youtu.be/J6RFeUKWttI
Digital: https://bfan.link/gonna-do-it

Links:

http://www.leafletband.com

https://www.facebook.com/leafletband

Instagram: @leafletband

STÖNER: announce new record – Boogie To Baja

STÖNER is the supergroup formed by desert rock godfathers and long-time friends Brant Bjork (founding member of Kyuss, also former Fu Manchu), Nick Oliveri (Mondo Generator, former Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age) and Ryan Güt (Brant Björk drummer). Their debut studio album Stoners Rule was released in the summer of 2021, and they quickly returned with their sophomore studio full-length Totally... in the spring of 2022, alongside an extensive tour across the US, Europe and Australia/New Zealand including appearances in the biggest festivals.  The band decided to keep on going and they recorded another EP set for February 24th, 2023.

“During the recording of ‘Totally…​​,​’​ we were having a blast and the music just kept rollin’ out so we decided to also put together a tasty EP. Guests Mario Lalli on ‘STÖNER Theme’ and Greg Hetson of Circle Jerks and Bad Religion on our version of the Motörhead/Pink Fairies classic ‘City Kids’ makes this EP extra sweet. Jump in and let’s ‘Boogie To Baja!’”

Stöner’s love for their early inspirations (bands like Blue Öyster Cult, Kiss, Ramones, Blue Cheer, Misfits, Black Flag, The Stooges, MC5) result in big, groovy, sunbaked riffs that can cruise low and slow but then floor it and run all the red lights. Live, this is a band about the magnetism between the players, the groove, the loose vibe and straight up badass rock and roll… Stöner are masters of their trade.

TRACKLIST:
1. Stöner Theme (Baja Version)
2. City Kids
3. Night Tripper vs No Brainer
4. It Ain’t Free
5. Boogie To Baja

STÖNER Boogie To Baja – PREORDER

If the name STÖNER seems a little on the nose, well… it is. Brant Bjork and Nick Oliveri, founding members of the stoner rock legend Kyuss, are joined again by drummer Ryan Güt (of Bjork’s solo band) and they’ve got dibs on the thick and dusty swinging grooves, returning as Stöner with their sophomore release” totally…”. Their love for their early inspirations (bands like Blue Oyster Cult, Kiss, Ramones, Blue Cheer, Misfits, Black Flag, The Stooges, MC5) results in big, groovy, sunbaked riffs that can cruise low and slow but then floor it and run all the red lights.

Live, STÖNER is a band about the magnetism between the players, the groove, loose vibe and straight-up badass rock and roll… Stöner are masters of their trade. With “totally…”, Stöner is in it’s true form, getting together and having fun. Their world is a colorful joyride, heavy of rock but not of the head. The record cranks with vibes of classic hard rock, heavy blues, desert rock and psych rock jams — things that come organically to this trio. Stöner can’t help but express an abundance of punk rock rawness and passion for real rock and roll swagger. With two records, “Live at Mojave” and “Stoners Rule” (available on Heavy Psych Sounds), the latest full-length “totally…” sees the band realizing the chemistry of these old friends developing a statement of pure rock and roll fun. The band will soon release a new EP with the rock’n’rolling “Boogie To Baja”, slated for a February 2023 drop on Heavy Psych Sounds. 

Stöner Links:  Official Website / Facebook / Instagram / Bandcamp

Jared James Nichols Announces Self-Titled New Album

Photo: David McClister

Singer, songwriter, guitarist, and Gibson brand ambassador Jared James Nichols has announced his self-titled new album will be released on January 13th via Black Hill Records. Jared James Nichols, his third full-length offering, features the new single “Down The Drain” as well as the previously released “Hard Wired.” The forthcoming collection showcases every side of the Nashville-based multi-talent and the various genres he grew up listening to, whether it was grunge or blues, that have influenced his authentic sound. Jared James Nichols is available now to pre-save or pre-add on all digital music platforms and pre-order on CD – PRESS HERE.

“I made a record to serve as the menu for the live show,” Nichols shares. “There’s an element of excitement and danger. It’s my version of rock ‘n’ roll with a little more humanity. The album is a day in the life with the ups and downs, but it musically rings true to who I am as an artist. I’m not trying to be anybody but myself and play the music I love for today. I’m giving you loud ass guitars and no fucks given rock ‘n’ roll, and I’m loving it.”

Ahead of today’s official album announcement, Nichols released the lead singleDown The Drainin late October. The hard-hitting track has already been praised by Guitar World and Loudwire, among others, and has been featured across DSP playlists with placements on Tidal’s Guitar Gods (as the cover artist) and Rising: Indie/Rock, Spotify’s Modern Blues Rock, and Apple Music’s New In Rock and Breaking Hard Rock. 

Jared James Nichols was produced, engineered, and mixed by Eddie Spear (Zach Bryan, Slash, Rival Sons) and recorded live in the studio at Blackbird Studios and Sienna Studios, reflecting the spirit of his electrifying live show on tape like never before. The recording sessions occurred at a pivotal moment for Nichols, who almost never performed again as he had been sidelined only a few months earlier with a broken arm. After surgery, which left him with a plate and 16 screws in his right arm, he pushed himself with diligence and determination to regain use of his arm and his storied guitar proficiency. Nichols soon paved the way for the record with the hypnotic and hyper-charged “Hard Wired,” released in the spring of 2022. Born from a jam session with Tyler Bryant and Graham Whitford, the single bulldozed a path for Jared James Nichols with no shortage of raw and raucous six-string bravado. From the jump, the album kicks into high gear with the bluesy wallop of “My Delusion.” 

Elsewhere on the 12-track collection is the Black Sabbath-inspired “Hallelujah,” where a flurry of drums gives way to a thick and heavy battering ram ofa blues riff only to crash into a rickety bass line and atomic shredding, and the party homage “Good Time Girl.” Jared James Nichols culminates on the emotionally charged “Out Of Time,” his heartfelt and tearful tribute to his late father. See below for full track listing.

With nothing more than a Gibson Les Paul slung over his shoulder, a warm amp turned all the way up, and a hot microphone on and ready, Jared James Nichols churns out the kind of rock that rips, roars, and rolls without filter or apology. Nichols, who stands at a staggering 6 foot 5 inches tall, delivers a one-two punch of gritty vocals straight from the gut and incendiary fret fireworks. Jared first emerged onto the scene in 2015 with his debut Old Glory & The Wild Revival and followed that up with Black Magic in 2018, which yielded the fan favorite “Honey Forgive Me.” More recently, he issued the Shadow Dancer EP (2021) and collaborated earlier this year with both Maggie Rose and Joe Bonamassa for revised versions of his song “Threw Me To The Wolves.” Gibson also formally welcomed Nichols as an official ambassador, plotting the release of several signature Jared James Nichols guitars. Since his debut, Nichols has racked up millions of streams and critical acclaim and, in between show-stopping solo shows, has performed alongside icons such as Slash, Billy Gibbons, Zakk Wylde, and even the late Leslie West, to name a few. Guitar World has attested, “If you’ve never witnessed Jared James Nichols onstage, let us say right now: you’re missing out, big time.” By keeping it simple, Jared remains primed to leave his imprint on rock ‘n’ roll forever.

Track Listing:

1. My Delusion
2. Easy Come, Easy Go
3. Down The Drain
4. Hard Wired
5. Bad Roots
6. Skin ‘n Bone
7. Long Way to Go
8. Shadow Dancer
9. Good Time Girl
10. Hallelujah
11. Saint or Fool
12. Out Of Time

Links:

https://www.blackhillrecords.com/artists/jared-james-nichols

https://www.facebook.com/Jaredjamesnichols

jaredjamesnicholsmerch.bigcartel.com

jaredjamesnichols.com

https://www.youtube.com/@JJNicholsMusic

Troy Redfern releases 4th single from new album!

Photo: Will Carter

THE KING OF SLIDE GUITAR RELEASES FOURTH SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO FROM HIS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM THE WINGS OF SALVATION

ORDER THE ALBUM & STREAM THE SINGLE
AVAILABLE ON LIMITED EDITION
YELLOW AND RED SPLATTER VINYL

Hot off from winning Hard Rock Hell’s “Blues Artist of the Year” award and following hot on the heals of his recent singles Come On, Gasoline, and Sweet Carolina, Troy Redfern will release the fourth single Mercy from his critically acclaimed album The Wings of Salvation on Wednesday November 16, 2022.

The new single can be streamed, and the new album The Wings of Salvation can be ordered digitally, on CD or limited edition yellow & red splatter vinyl from https://linktr.ee/TroyRedfern.

The album is available on CD and limited edition yellow and red splatter vinyl formats, plus various bundles from the official Troy Redfern shop – https://troyredfern.com/shop.

Kicking off with a vintage slide riff that sounds like it came straight off a beat-up 45 rpm single, Mercy explodes into a Technicolor soundscape of rock ‘n’ roll euphoria.

Mercy” is expertly laid down by drummer Paul Stewart (The Feeling) and bass guitarist Dave Marks, creating a pulverizing backdrop for Troy’s grinding, Les Paul guitar fretboard fireworks. Themes of love gone bad permeates this haunting blues rocker, building up to one of Troy’s most explosively intricate guitar solos to date.

“My goal was to make a record that was a true representation of where I am right now as an artist,” says Redfern. “I wanted to create something in the spirit of the old school classic rock albums that I grew up listening to.”

“I felt like the time was right to head back into the studio as the creative juices were flowing,” says Redfern. “On the new album, I wanted to approach the recording process by starting with a completely clean slate.”

Links:

http://www.troyredfern.com

https://www.facebook.com/TroyRedfern

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TroyRedfernInternationalFanClub

https://www.youtube.com/@TroyRed7

UFO’s No Heavy Petting: Remastered Deluxe Edition

Hard Rock Legends UFO’s “No Heavy Petting” Remastered Deluxe Edition 2CD and 3LP 180g Clear Vinyl Available January 20, 2023

British rockers UFO’s 5th studio album, 3rd with Michael Schenker on guitar. No Heavy Petting would be the lone UFO to feature keyboard player Danny Peyronel (ex Heavy Metal Kids), a classic album that would be a good indicator of what was to come over the next few years. Peyronel may have only been around for this album, but he did contribute the classic track “Highway Lady”, as well as co-writing “Can You Roll Her” – which makes a nice opening track on the added live show to this package. No Heavy Petting is a favorite amongst UFO fans, including me, as it includes such UFO favorites as “Natural Thing”, “I’m A Loser”, “On With The Action”, and the ballad “Belladonna”. Disc one also includes 6 ‘bonus’ tracks, most of which were issued years ago. It is the 2nd disc here that makes this package so much worth getting — UFO Live at The Roundhouse, although previously released on CD, in the 90s, this is finally being issued on vinyl. I hadn’t heard this show previously, but it sounds amazing here! Featuring 12 tracks, mostly from the band’s then-new album, and the previous 2, shows how many great songs the band had already, with half of this set eventually making it to the band’s iconic Strangers In The Night double-live album in ’79. Danny Peyronel would be replaced by Paul Raymond (RIP), and the ‘classic’ line-up of UFO featuring Raymond, Phil Mogg, Pete Way (RIP), Andy Parker, and Schenker would go on to greater success for the rest of the decade, but UFO’s great run of albums had already begun, with No Heavy Petting being one of the band’s best, sitting right in the middle of the Michael Schenker era.

* For more info and ordering, check out the press release & tracklisting below.

Hard Rock Legends UFO’s “No Heavy Petting” Remastered Deluxe Edition 2CD and 3LP 180g Clear Vinyl will be available January 20, 2023! Originally released in 1975, “No Heavy Petting” is UFO’s fifth studio album and the last to be produced by Ten Years After’s Leo Lyons. Stepping up from the rawer sound of “Force It,” the album was their first to feature a permanent keyboard player in the band and gave a nod to what was to come. The album includes a number of tracks that were to become staples of their live set for many years, including “Natural Thing” and “I’m A Loser.”

The newly remastered 2CD digipak with an O card deluxe version includes 5 bonus tracks (one previously unreleased), a poster booklet, and features the Roundhouse 1976 live set. The newly remastered clear vinyl 3LP gatefold deluxe version includes the Roundhouse 1976 live set previously unavailable on vinyl.

TRACK-LISTING:

2CD
DISC ONE
1. Natural Thing
2. I’m A Loser
3. Can You Roll Her
4. Belladonna
5. Reasons Love
6. Highway Lady
7. On With The Action
8. A Fool In Love
9. Martian Landscape
10. All Or Nothing (Bonus Track)
11. French Kisses (Bonus Track)
12. Have You Seen Me Lately Joan? (Bonus Track)
13. Tonight Tonight (Bonus Track)
14. All The Strings (Bonus Track)
15. Have You Seen Me Lately Joan? (Acoustic) – (Bonus Track) previously unreleased

DISC TWO
1. Can You Roll Her – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
2. Doctor Doctor – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
3. Oh My – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
4. Out In The Street – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
5. Highway Lady – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
6. I’m A Loser – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
7. Let It Roll – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
8. This Kid’s – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
9. Shoot Shoot – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
10. Rock Bottom – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
11. C’mon Everybody – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
12. Boogie For George – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976

3LP
SIDE ONE
1. Natural Thing
2. I’m A Loser
3. Can You Roll Her
4. Belladonna
5. Reasons Love

SIDE TWO
1. Highway Lady
2. On With The Action
3. A Fool In Love
4. Martian Landscape

SIDE THREE
1. Can You Roll Her – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
2. Doctor Doctor – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
3. Oh My – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
4. Out In The Street – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976

SIDE FOUR
5. Highway Lady – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
6. I’m A Loser – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
7. Let It Roll – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976

SIDE FIVE
1. This Kid’s – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
2. Shoot Shoot – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
3. Rock Bottom – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976

SIDE SIX
1. C’mon Everybody – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
2. Boogie For George – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976

To pre-order: https://ufo.tmstor.es/

Links:

http://www.ufo-music.info/

https://www.facebook.com/UFOofficial

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2221158277

http://martinpopoff.com/html/ufo-a-visual-biography.html

Canadian band THE WRING release first single from upcoming album – Spectra

Canada’s The Wring is gearing up to release a third album Spectra next month, which promises to be an assertive mix of different styles including hard rock, jazz, metal, classical, 80’s rock, 70’s rock, and probably a few other things. Solo artist Don Dewulf had the idea and with the help of accomplished musicians, the project has been brought to life. The next piece they are sharing is the single “Stiletto” ft. Marco Minnemann, which Dewulf outlines:

“This song is about the debilitating need for social media attention and validation. The blade goes in and you never even feel it, then you slowly bleed out. The verses are in 5/8 and ⅞ creating a somewhat jarring effect, and also speaking to the theme. Chandler does a killer job on the chorus vocal and there is a very peculiar odd-time breakdown before the solo. Very fun song to play.”

He also comments that Spectra is a bit like a 1970’s King Crimson album, but without any ethereal soliloquies and certainly with a more significant hard rock/metal influence. Compared to last year’s full-length “Project Cipher”, this new offering carries on in the same tradition and headspace, but the songs are fuller and cohesive.

The album got its name because Dewulf feels that it really touches on a wide range of musical styles and themes. The mixes are very layered with a lot of detail; you can listen to it many times and still continue to pick out intricacies and small details each time.

Dewulf is writing constantly as he always has a lot of ideas to flesh out and bring to the ears of listeners around the world. He has no intentions of stopping soon, so fans of Spectra should keep an eye out for new music. The Wring is recommended for fans of King Crimson, Dream Theater, and Opeth.

The music video for “Stiletto” ft. Marco Minnemann can be seen and heard via its premiere on Bravewords HERE.

Digital single – https://orcd.co/stilettopresave

Spectra is due out on December 16, 2022, via WormHoleDeath Records.

The album teaser can be heard at https://youtu.be/FBbV-FngKG0

Album digital pre-save available at https://orcd.co/spectrapreorder

Track Listing:​
1. Stiletto 4:40
2. Stones & Bones 4:58
3. The Prince 3.54
4. The Wolf 5:00
5. Tin Man 5:25
6. From Mars 4:43
7. Sins 4:43
8. Fallen 5:05

Album Recording Line Up:
Don Dewulf – Guitars
Marco Minnemann – Drums
Chandler Mogel – Vocals
Reggie Hache – Bass & Keyboards
Isamu McGregor – Keyboards

For more info:
http://www.thewring.ca
https://www.facebook.com/thewringband
https://www.instagram.com/wringband

New Robeone album Dream Suite pay Tribute to keyboard greats Emerson, Lord, Auger.

New Robeone Album Dream Suite. All Sales Go to the Bob Moog Foundation to Help Educate Children

Robeone, “the Patron Saint for the Bob Moog Foundation” is releasing a new album, Dream Suite, on Transglobal Records / Orchard/Sony.  He’s making it available only through the Moog Foundation’s website at bobmoogfoundation.myshopify.com/collections/music.  Note well that 100% of all the album’s sales will go to the Bob Moog Foundation.

“I wanted to pay tribute to my biggest musical influences–Keith Emerson, Jon Lord and Brian Auger and other creative masters,” says Robeone, whose real name is Robert Schindler.   

The album, Dream Suite defines Robeone’s style that grows from dynamic musical genres as wide-ranging a mix of progressive rock, new age, jazz fusion, and cinematic genres. “Hollow,” with its Keith Emerson soaring synth, was inspired by “great film scores.” “All That Razz” sounds like Gershwin fell in love with artsy electric string players and was influenced by both Robert’s father (who loved jazz) and his favorite contemporary electric violinist Joe Deninzon. The late Swedish Hammond organist/guitarist Bo Hansson inspired the flowing “Levels.” 

“M is for Moog” is Robert’s “tribute to Moog and all Bob Moog gave to the world. The composition is all Moog synthesizer,” Robeone says, and he cites the late Japanese synthesist Isao Tomita, a Moog devotee, for influence on the recording. Brian Auger and Keith Emerson influence the frisky “Jazzmorphis.”  The album ends with an epic musical journey, “Dream Suite,” with moving symphonic organ parts inspired by Deep Purple’s Jon Lord. 

In addition to the Moog, Robeone uses a range of only keyboards on the Dream Suite album– Mellotron, Kurzweil, Yamaha, Roland, Korg, Ensonic Roli Seaboard, EMU, and the Ashun Sound Machine.    

Robeone/Robert has been recording since the early 1970s. He’s worked with notables Ronnie Spector and for Johnny Nash when “I Can See Clearly Now” was a hit.  He played with progressive rockers Mayson on Bearsville Records, pop rock acts The States on Chrysalis and Boardwalk Records. He’s in the progressive rock group ZOOM with Paul Landry on New Age Music Planet Records. Recently he recorded with two different Melodic Revolution Records’ artists Tony Romero’s Vortex and Joe Mac’s American Garage. He’s played live at a number of Festivals—most recently ProgStock and RosFest. Robert also worked on the award-winning soundtrack to “The Fiery Narrows – Following the Path of John Charles Fremont.”

Located in Asheville, North Carolina, The Bob Moog Foundation is an independent 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the legacy of Bob Moog by inspiring others through science, music, and innovation. The Foundation is providing much needed innovative and effective educational opportunities to children — youth who will become tomorrow’s generation of thinkers and problem solvers.

Track listing:

Hollow

All That Razz

Levels

M is for Moog

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CONEY HATCH ANNOUNCE UK TOUR WITH STEVE HARRIS’ BRITISH LION,UPCOMING LIVE ALBUM

Back in 1983, Canadian hard rockers Coney Hatch rocked arenas on a bill with Iron Maiden. And soon, Coney Hatch will be hitting the road again with Iron Maiden’s leader, Steve Harris, when the lads will open shows for Harris’ British Lion, on a full UK tour (tickets are on sale now from www.britishlionuk.com). This will be the band’s first ever UK tour (aside from a couple of one-off shows at Nottingham Firefest in 2011 and 2014) and featuring three members of the original 1980’s line-up: bass player & vocalist Andy Curran, lead vocalist & guitarist Carl Dixon, and drummer Dave Ketchum, along with guitarist Sean Kelly (who joined the band in 2018).

“The history between Steve Harris and Coney Hatch dates back to 1983, and the Iron Maiden ‘Piece of Mind Tour,’ and we all got along famously,” recalls Ketchum. “We did some Canadian dates supporting British Lion back in 2018,” adds Curran. “And it was a giant rock n roll love in….so we’ve decided to extend that caravan, and we’re thrilled to join them again in the UK where we’ve only ever performed once.” Fans can expect to hear such Coney Hatch classics as “Devil’s Deck,” “Monkey Bars,” and “Stand Up” on the upcoming tour with British Lion.

Also, arriving soon will be a live album, ‘Postcard from Germany.’ “We’re very excited and grateful that after all these years, we’re still getting along and releasing new songs. We’re a brotherhood and this new live record totally captures the spirit of Coney Hatch live. In your face double guitar attack! Also, two spankin’ new songs to boot! That’s a pretty cool thing for our fans.” Prior to joining British Lion in the UK, Coney Hatch will play their only Canadian show at the legendary El Mocambo in Toronto on December 29, 2022.  

This performance will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of their debut record, and the band will perform their first record in its entirety from top to bottom. 

Tickets will go on sale next week at https://elmocambo.com/events-new/.

BRITISH LION/CONEY HATCH/AIRFORCE TOUR DATES:Jan 06                  Queens Hall, Nuneaton
Jan 07                  Leadmill, Sheffield
Jan 08                  The Garage, Glasgow
Jan 10                  Brickyard, Carlisle
Jan 11                  Parish, Huddersfield
Jan 13                  Sin City, Swansea
Jan 14                  Chinnerys, Southend
Jan 15                  Concorde 2, Brighton
Jan 17                  The Booking Hall, Dover
Jan 18                  Islington Assembly Hall, London
Jan 19                  Epic Studios, Norwich

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:

https://www.coneyhatch.comhttps://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063052548185
https://twitter.com/monkeybars3

For further information on Coney Hatch please contact:

Chip Ruggieri
Chipster P.R & Consulting Inc.
chip@chipsterpr.com

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