quinta-feira, outubro 19, 2017

John Fogerty To Release "Blue Moon Swamp: 20th Anniversary Edition" on November 17, 2017 - Exclusive Blue Vinyl Available


NEW ALBUM COVER ART – VINYL NOW AVAILABLE VIA BMG ON NOVEMBER 17, 2017

(Los Angeles) After announcing a new, exclusive recordings deal with BMG, legendary singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member John Fogerty is set to celebrate the 20th anniversary release of the Grammy Award-winning album Blue Moon Swamp on CD, 180g black vinyl, limited-edition 180g blue vinyl, and digital platforms on November 17.

Originally released May 20, 1997, Blue Moon Swamp won Best Rock Album at the 40th Grammy Awards in 1998, with the song 'Blueboy' receiving a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance that same year. Blue Moon Swamp would go on to receive gold certification by the RIAA. The 20th anniversary release of Blue Moon Swamp now features a new album cover showcasing the famed concert backdrop from the album's original supporting tour. Additional reissues from Fogerty's solo career include the chart-topping and multi-platinum Centerfield, the gold-certified albums Eye of the Zombie and Premonition, Déjà vu (All Over Again), as well as a new Best of collection featuring highlights and favorites curated from his extensive solo catalog. Release dates to be announced.  Fogerty is currently in the studio working on material for the full-length album to be released next year and will launch is next critically acclaimed Las Vegas Residency, at the Wynn Hotel's Encore Theater, with performances of John Fogerty: Fortunate Son In Concert taking place January 10-20. 

With a career spanning more than 50 years, John Fogerty is hailed as one of the most influential musicians in rock history. As the writer, singer and producer of numerous classic hits including 'Born on the Bayou', 'Green River', 'Proud Mary', and 'Bad Moon Rising', Fogerty has been honored as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists, 100 Greatest Songwriters, and 100 Greatest Singers by Rolling Stone. Earning induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Baseball Hall of Fame, he is also a New York Times best-selling author for his memoir, Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music.  

Following two sold-out, critically-acclaimed Las Vegas residencies in 2016, Fogerty returned to the city for a series of live shows in March and May this year with his debut at the Wynn's Encore Theatre performing John Fogerty: Fortunate Son In Concert, produced by Julie Fogerty and directed by Ken Ehrlich and Raj Kapoor in association with AEG Live. Recently, the Wynn announced a slate of 15 additional live performances September 20 – October 7 and January 10 – 20, 2018.

For more information please visit www.JohnFogerty.com.
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quarta-feira, outubro 18, 2017

Instrumental Prog Ensemble Podd Release Debut Album “Cosmic Forces”



Podd, the new instrumental, progressive rock band, presents their debut album "Cosmic Forces," drawing inspiration from the flood plains of the Mississippi Delta, the mountains of Macedonia, to the foothills of the Himalayas. Podd's original compositions are born from personal introspection. It is a kind of musical storytelling without words, told with the impressions and colors only sound can evoke. Featuring Peter Olsen; guitars, Dejan Dejkoski; drums and percussion, Eric Olsen; keyboards, Takashi Otsuka; bass guitar.

Podd is the brainchild of Peter Olsen. His eclectic compositions, born from his years as an ever searching guitarist, are made manifest by his musical compatriots Dejan Dejkoski, Eric Olsen and Takashi Otsuka. The Podd sound is intense, complex, and variegated, but always funky. Podd's music is intended as a visceral experience that takes the mind on a journey.

Dejan Dejkoski brings the perfect expression of a driving rock-fusion sound combined with the quirky world beats of his native Macedonia. Takashi Otsukas jazz-steeped finger-style bass playing and advanced theoretical background adds emphasis and counterpoint. Eric Olsen, his arch musicianship in both the jazz and classical music scenes at play, lends chordal and melodic depth to the music.

Podd as a name, is an amalgam of Peter Olsen (PO) and Dejan Dejkoski (DD) who form the core of the band. Peter and Dejan codified the overall feel and arrangements of the tunes. The album was recorded at Peter Olsen's Aqua Velour Studio with Peter as the recording engineer. Mixing of the album was by Dave O'Donnell with mastering completed by Scott Hull of Masterdisk.

Podd is currently working on a feature video for "Beyond Beyond" off of the "Cosmic Forces" album. The band has written all new material for their second album (title unknown) and has already begun the recording process.

Podd band bios:

Peter Olsen; guitarist, composer, producer - A self taught guitarist Peter has fronted bands playing his original music since the age of 16. He has composed and played guitar in various acoustic and electric ensembles. Past efforts include his world fusion duo Advaita with Dan Johnson, collaboration and support with Prasanna Thokchom (classical Indian sitarist), Saida Fikri (Morocco) and Ustad Shabbir Nisar (India). Podd represents the apex of Peters guitar and compositional style. Peter has two other CD releases: "Arcadia" with Eric Olsen, 2010, and "The Portal" in 2011. His production company website Holus Bolus Productions can be found at www.holusbolusproductions.com.

Dejan Dejkoski; drums & percussion - Dejan comes from a musical family steeped in the rhythms of his homeland Macedonia. His father, a professional musician, exposed him at an early age to the drums. Dejan played drums with multiple outfits growing up until he moved to the USA to pursue a career in music. His interests know no boundaries with Podd representing his current state.

Eric Olsen; keyboards - Eric has crafted a distinguished career in both jazz and classical music, as a pianist and composer, harpsichordist, synthesist, organist, conductor, and accompanist. He has recorded twenty albums to great critical acclaim, with artists Randy Brecker, Ted Nash, George Garzone, Don Braden, Ratzo Harris, Tim Horner, Peter Olsen, Bucky Pizzarelli, Lou Caimano, Jan Carden, Kevin Maynor, and Larry Newcomb, and performed with jazz luminaries Billy Hart and Eliot Zigmund. He has appeared in concert from Carnegie Hall to Birdland, with orchestra in Taiwan, throughout the United States, and overseas in France, Germany, India, the Fiji Islands, and New Zealand. He teaches at Montclair State University and the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, and is Director of Music and Organist at Union Congregational Church in Montclair, NJ. More information is available atwww.ericolsenmusic.com and www.dyadplays.com.

Takashi Otsuka; bass guitar - Takashi studied composition, arranging and improvisation theory at Berklee College of Music. He has performed with various artists such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Boys Choir of Harlem, Ben E. King, Swing Express, Composer's Workshop Big Band, Latin Jazz Orchestra and many other jazz musicians. Takashi worked as a bass instructor for four years at Professional Music studios, Inc. and has been teaching privately for the last ten years.

To purchase Podd's "Cosmic Forces":

For more information:

URIAH HEEP Announce Release of RAGING THROUGH THE SILENCE 2CD/1DVD & Picture Disc LP SELECTIONS FROM TOTALLY DRIVEN on Band’s Own Uriah Heep Records


London, UK – Uriah Heep is pleased to announce the release of a 2CD/1DVD package of their 20th Anniversary show in 1989, which has only been available on VHS previously.  This remastered release is now available on Download and as 2 CDs and 1 DVD in all new packaging.

This concert is likely to be the only gap in many committed fans' collections and gives their core fanbase the opportunity to complete the entire Heep discography.  This release is the culmination of a long process to make sure all of the Uriah Heep back catalogue is available in modern day formats and digitally.

The set also includes a bonus audio interview, recorded on the same day as the concert, which was previously only available on picture disc LP and CD for a very limited amount of time.

Of this release, Mick Box said "This is a great meeting of two products, which were always closely linked together, and are now merged into one definitive set.  This is the second release on Uriah Heep Records and a great reminder of our 30th Anniversary celebrations!"

The band has also heard fans' voices and released the first vinyl title on its own label, a picture disc LP called Selections from Totally Driven, which features the stunning artwork of Igor Morski.

The LP draws on tracks from the band's own label's first release, Totally Driven, which was a 2 CD collection of re-records of their greatest hits and continues to be available.

Both of these projects are available on Amazon, iTunes and by all good retailers on the band's own Uriah Heep Records, via Cherry Red.

Raging through the Silence 2CD/1DVD
Amazon 2CD/1DVD: http://geni.us/Raging

Totally Driven
Amazon Picture Disc LP: http://geni.us/Be2LWA

Official website: www.uriah-heep.com
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New Double Album Collection THE FOCUS FAMILY ALBUM

Dutch Rock Legends FOCUS Announce New Double Album Collection
THE FOCUS FAMILY ALBUM feat. Extensive Unreleased and New Material!
OUT NOW!



London, UK - Focus is pleased to announce the release of its new 2 CD collection "The Focus Family Album" which has been prepared over the last 12 months. The 20 track set gives fans new insight into the band and includes 15 unreleased original songs, alternate versions from the Focus X sessions, solo tracks from each of the current members and tracks from the beginning of the Focus 11 sessions.
 
Many of the tracks have been recorded in a variety of countries in Europe and South America and are exclusively available on this collection. Thijs van Leer said, "Dear Friends & Fans! With pleasure we present to you our new double album 'The Focus Family Album,' it makes us so happy that you will listen to pieces recorded together as a band and solo songs too, in many different countries during our travels! We hope it will make you happy as well!!!"
 
The set includes all of the rarities from the "Focus X" era and is an ideal companion to that album and the forthcoming "Focus 11." The set also introduces the band's new bass player Udo Pannekeet, who takes over the position from long term bass player Bobby Jacobs, who said, "Dear beautiful fans, after 15 years playing the beautiful music of Focus with my heart and soul I decided to stop and focus on new life adventures (music and a lot of other things). Thank you and love! Hope we will meet again..."
 
"The Focus Family Album" features artwork by Roger Dean and is being released to coincide with the band's South American and European tour dates. It's the latest release on the band's own 'In and Out of Focus Records' (via Cherry Red): https://www.cherryred.co.uk/artist/focus/
 
Track Listings

Disc: 1
1. Nature Is Our Friend - Thijs Van Leer
2. Song for Eva - Focus
3. Riverdance - Pierre Van Der Linden
4. Victoria - Focus
5. Two-Part Intervention - Menno Gootjes
6. Mosh Blues - Focus
7. Raga Reverence 1 - Swung
8. The Fifth Man - Focus
9. Song for Yaminah - Udo Pannekeet
10. Clair-Obscur - Focus
 
Disc: 2
1. Let Us Wander? - Thijs Van Leer
2. Birds Come Fly Over (Le Tango) - Focus
3. Spiritual Swung - Pierre Van Der Linden
4. Santa Teresa - Focus
5. Hazel - Menno Gootjes
6. Fine Without You - Focus
7. Raga Reverence 5 - Swung
8. Five Fourth - Focus
9. Anaya - Udo Pannekeet
10. Winnie - Focus
 
"The Focus Family Album" is OUT NOW on CD and Download:
 
Official website: www.focustheband.com
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The Keith Emerson Estate Announces the Re-release of "Emerson Plays Emerson" on CD & Download. OUT NOW!

London - The Keith Emerson Estate is pleased to announce the re-release of the celebrated album of Keith Emerson keyboard (and rare) pieces, Emerson Plays Emerson, which has long been out of print and a collector's item.

The re-release uses a fresh transfer of the master tapes by Abbey Road, a 2017 remaster, and artwork from the original art files. The booklet contains the liner notes in English, Italian and German.

The re-release is the Estate's own imprint label Emersongs, via Cherry Red.

The members of Keith's family have personally overseen the preparation of this re-release and they are also preparing to approve a music transcriptions book of the album for release in early 2018. The family is focused on celebrating and enhancing Keith Emerson's musical legacy and supporting projects which further the appreciation of his life's work…

Keith's eldest son, Aaron said of the release: "Since the passing of my father, we have been inundated with requests for a reissue of the album 'Emerson Plays Emerson'. This album was a labour of love for Dad, so we decided to go with the original artwork to stay as true to the original as possible as we understand how happy Dad was with it. I know he would be happy with this re-issue, so on behalf of myself, Jo and my boys, of Damon and his family, of my mother Elinor, and of my father's fiancé Mari, and with thanks to Daniel Earnshaw, Martin Darvill and Stewart Young for all their hard work, we hope you enjoy it!"

The album can be ordered via the below links:

Keith Emerson's official website: http://www.keithemerson.com/
Keith Emerson's official Facebook page: https://en-gb.facebook.com/officialkeithemerson/
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Curved Air Legend Sonja Kristina Releases New Anthology Featuring Newly Recorded Exclusive Tracks! Out Now!



London - Legendary Curved Air lead singer and founding member Sonja Kristina has released a new 2-CD compilation called ANTHOLOGY! This is the FIRST collection of her solo works and draws on recordings from her varied solo albums, along with rare and NEWLY RECORDED EXCLUSIVE TRACKS.

Released by Curved Air Records via Cherry Red, this Anthology has been personally compiled by Sonja, with custom cover art and her personal liner notes.

Says Sonja, "This collection is selected from my recordings outside of Curved Air. My reveries on life and love through the decades and beautiful songs that I have had the privilege to perform and make my own."

photo by Ken Ansted 

Sonja Kristina, who topped the British Music female vocalist polls throughout the '70s was the first UK female lead singer fronting a Rock band. She has been the constant flame leading Curved Air through the decades, and a Guiding Light in the Prog scene. Today, vibrant and edgy as ever, Sonja, the original Prog goddess gives a charismatic and highly visual performance. Looking like a glamorous gipsy queen with her flowing red hair and dressed in sparkly black, that signature voice is still as smoky and seductive as ever as she spins around the stage around the excellent musicians who are Curved Air.

Sonja will be on tour both as a solo artist and with Curved Air as it builds up to its 50th anniversary year.

TRACK LISTING

DISC ONE
1. FRANK MILLS
2. IF THIS WAS LOVE
3. THE PASSION
4. BABY SONG
5. FULL TIME WOMAN
6. MAN HE COLOUR
7. ONE TO ONE
8. MELINDA (MORE OR LESS)
9. THIS IS NOT A SANCTUARY
10. ANGEL
11. C'EST LA VIE

DISC TWO
1. DEVIL MAY CARE
2. ANNA
3. BUCCANEER
4. ROLLERCOASTER
5. SAN TROPEZ
6. I DON'T BELIEVE A WORD
7. STREET RUN
8. O FORTUNA
9. LOVE CHILD
10. CITADEL

CURVED AIR RECORDS
Released October 6, 2017.

To purchase:

Official website: www.sonjakristina.com
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Essential Modern Progressive Rock Albums: Images and Words Behind Prog's Most Celebrated Albums 1990-2016 Available For Pre-order Now



Earlier this summer, a new book dedicated to the resurgence of one of music's most enduring and underrated genres was announced from The Prog Report. Essential Modern Progressive Rock Albums: Images and Words Behind Prog's Most Celebrated Albums 1990-2016, authored by Prog Report editor Roie Avin, is the first book to shine a light exclusively on the important albums of the modern progressive rock era. This new book showcases more than 50 albums from the last quarter century of prog, with each chapter dedicated to one album.

Featuring full color images of the artists live, original press photos and brilliant album cover art, this 280+ page, soft cover coffee table book will be one every prog fan will want to display proudly as a badge of their fandom.

The book, out in late November, is now available for preorder only at: http://progreport.com/essential-modern-prog-rock-albums/

Preorders come with a download of a chapter from the book on Transatlantic's The Whirlwind.

Highlighted in the book are prolific and pioneering artists such as Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Spock's Beard, Marillion, The Flower Kings, Enchant, Fates Warning, Queensryche, and Big Big Train, along with more recent bands like Haken, Karnivool, Riverside, Between the Buried and Me, and The Dear Hunter, among the more than 30 bands included. Drawing on original interviews with band members such as Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, Steven Wilson, John Petrucci, Mikael Åkerfeldt, Roine Stolt, Pete Trewavas, Ross Jennings, and dozens more, the book offers an in-depth look at the stories behind the albums that shaped the next wave of progressive rock. This book focuses solely on bands that carried the mantle of the genre's initial '70s explosion, artists that expanded the genre further, incorporating new sounds and elements to reach new audiences worldwide. 

"The last 25+ years have been an incredibly fruitful period for progressive music, as this books indicates. The albums chosen here represent some of the most exciting music created in the modern progressive period, and it's only right that they claim their moment in the spotlight." - Jerry Ewing, Prog Magazine

"There certainly was a period when the majority of bands of the New Prog generation, whilst more than competent, sounded just a bit too derivative of the their first generation idols. But Roie Avin's book goes some way to establish the credentials of the more recent Neo-Prog bands as having a far more individual and original voice whether it be the virtuosity of Dream Theater, the creativity and appeal of Big Big Train, or the highly impressive path carved out by Steven Wilson firstly with Porcupine Tree and latterly, in his own right." - Anthony Phillips, Genesis founding member and guitarist

"This looks to be an amazing book and a MUST HAVE for Prog fans!" - Mike Portnoy

Teaser video that was released in July: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuamlgOsIOI

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Hungarian Rockers Ozone Mama Sign to Ripple Music, Announce New Album and Free Download Single


Ripple Music is proud to welcome Hungarian rockers, Ozone Mama, to it's growing family of best heavy psych, stoner and doom bands on the planet. 

Cranking out a bristling brand of high-octane rock n' roll, Ozone Mama hails from Budapest with a vintage sound reminiscent of the 60's or 70's yet swaddled in a modern vibe. With their debut album ('The Starship Has Landed') they won a Phonogram Prize in 2012 . Their second release, 'Freedom EP', released in 2013 received major play across European, American and Canadian radio stations and their song 'I Really Care'  was featured in Classic Rock Magazine .  While their 2016 release "Sonic Glory" was awarded the Fonogram Prize in the category of "Hard Rock or Metal Album of the Year"

Comprised of Márton Székely (vocals), András Gábor (guitar, vocals), Gergely Dobos (bass guitar) and Gulyás Máté (drums)
Ozone Mama has shared the stage with International headliners such as Monster Magnet (USA), Airbourne (AU), The Darkness (UK) or Kamchatka (SWE). 

Now joining forces with industry leading heavy rock label, Ripple Music, the new album "Cosmos Calling" is due to hit the streets in January of 2018.

John Wetton's AKUSTIKA – LIVE IN AMERIKA & AKUSTIKA II – RETURN TO AMERIKA 2-CD Now Available!



Features previously unreleased acoustic show from 2005! 

London - JOHN WETTON was the lead singer & bassist of ASIA, UK and the Red era of KING CRIMSON, with an extensive solo catalogue. This 2-CD set AKUSTIKA – LIVE IN AMERIKA & AKUSTIKA II – RETURN TO AMERIKA includes a 2017 remaster of the acoustic album AKUSTIKA and a previously unreleased acoustic show from 2005.

The booklet features specially written recollections of close friends and fans who attended the 2005 show with previously unseen photographs. The release is on the imprint label John Wetton started during his lifetime, Primary Purpose, via Cherry Red Records.

John Wetton rose to fame with King Crimson in the early 70s during the iconic Red era and later formed the band UK. In the early 1980s he was a founder member of supergroup ASIA which was his biggest commercial success. The band's 1982 self-titled debut album was the biggest selling album in the world that year and gave fans and mainstream radio the mega-hit "Heat of the Moment."

John also enjoyed a successful solo career, including the seminal album Battle Lines, and formed iCon with ASIA bandmate Geoff Downes. In 2006 the original line-up of ASIA reformed and toured the world several times to promote four new studio albums.

John Wetton sadly passed away on the 31st January 2017, after a long and courageous battle against colon cancer. This new release was personally selected by John before his passing as one of the many back catalogue titles to be reissued in the near future.

TRACK LIST

DISC ONE
1. VOICE OF AMERICA
2. HOLD ME NOW
3. RENDEZVOUS 6:02
4. CHRISTINA
5. 30 YEARS
6. ONLY TIME WILL TELL
7. BOOK OF SATURDAY
8. DON'T CRY
9. BATTLE LINES
10. THE SMILE HAD LEFT YOUR EYES
11. HEAT OF THE MOMENT
12. YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY ONE

DISC TWO
1. WALKING ON AIR
2. MEET ME AT MIDNIGHT
3. SOLE SURVIVOR
4. BOOK OF SATURDAY
5. EMMA
6. DAYS LIKE THESE
7. THIRTY YEARS / HOLD ME NOW
8. ARKANGEL
9. RENDEZVOUS 6:02
10. STARLESS
11. VOICE OF AMERICA
12. WOMAN
13. THE NIGHT WATCH
14. THE SMILE HAS LEFT YOUR EYES
15. HEAT OF THE MOMENT

Released October 6, 2017.

To purchase:

John Wetton's official website: http://www.johnwetton.com/
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Former Yes Guitarist Peter Banks Posthumously Rejoins Mabel Greer’s Toyshop For The Last Song On New Album “The Secret”


Mabel Greer's Toyshop: The Secret Is Out… A new song written to celebrate 50 years of Peter Banks and Chris Squire joining the group in 1967.
 
London- On a new Mabel Greer's Toyshop album "The Secret" to be released by December 15, and for the first time in 50 years, Peter Banks and Clive Bayley are heard playing a guitar duo. Clive has written a new song around previously recorded guitar parts by Peter Banks. The song is included in the album as a tribute to Peter Banks and Chris Squire joining Mabel Greer in September 1967. "I did it because reading of Peter's passing in 2013 was the catalyst for meeting Bob Hagger again and coming up with the crazy idea of re-forming Mabel Greer. The result is that we have produced two new albums since then, and released re-mastered BBC tapes from 1967 on the EP 'Images'", said Clive.
 
Clive and Bob first met in 1966 - a time when the London underground music scene was an impressive force for future development of a different kind of rock music. Clive at sixteen years old, had already been playing music in a band since the age of 13, he was writing his own compositions and already had an idea of what kind of music he wanted to perform. Bob had previously been for an audition in the band 'The Syn'. The bass player happened to be Chris Squire and the guitarist Peter Banks, it wasn't long before they both joined Bob and Clive in Mabel Greer's Toyshop and the seeds of 'Yes' were planted. In early 1968, Jon Anderson also joined the group, in June Bill Bruford replaced Bob and Tony Kaye joined on keyboards. But in August of that year Clive left the band and they changed name to 'Yes'.
 
Fast forward to 2013, Clive met Bob again for the first time in 45 years! Both now in their sixties. The first thing Clive said to Bob was "let's get into the studio, see if we still have the old magic". The result became the album "New Way Of Life" featuring Billy Sherwood and Tony Kaye, released in 2015.
 
This new album of 9 songs "The Secret" with Max Hunt on keyboards and Hugo Barré on bass will be available on or before December 15, 2017 on CD and digital download at:https://mabelgreerstoyshop.bandcamp.com
 
A special thanks to Daniel Earnshaw of QEDG Management for providing the Peter Banks recordings.
 
Enquiries: Emily at: mabelgreerstoyshop@gmail.com
Mabel Greer's Toyshop official website: www.mabelgreerstoyshop.com

ONLAP (Alternative Rock) : Their new album out now !


ONLAP is an alternative rock band created in 2006 and based in Paris (France). In 2009, the group began a major series of live shows, mainly in the Paris region.
 
After two years of live shows, ONLAP decided to enter the studio in 2011 in order to record a 5-tracks EP, "The Awakening", which has been released at the beginning of 2012. The release took place on all digital platforms (Deezer, Spotify, Amazon, Fnac, Itunes ...). For the occasion, ONLAP produces its first video clip, on the song eponymous of the EP "The Awakening". To that day, it has been viewed over 800,000 times on YouTube.
 
After a change of line-up (drummer), ONLAP returned to the studio in order to record his next EP to resume the Live thereafter. In early 2016, ONLAP released a brand new single, "Running", as well as a new eponymous clip, seen to date more than 250,000 times on YouTube. The new EP of the same name, "Running", was released a year later, on February 1, 2017. To date, four months later, titles have been listened to more than 500,000 times on online music streaming platforms (Spotify, Deezer, etc ...).
 
A wide promotion plan is schedulded for the year 2017, as well as many developments, notably the partnerships already well undertaken during 2016.
 
Rehearsals have actively resumed. It only remains for the group to resume the live in 2018 shows to complete his return.
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sexta-feira, outubro 06, 2017

Arena on Tour 2018 : Double Vision and The Visitor


Here are the dates for the 2018 tour to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of "The Visitor" and accompany the release of our new album, "Double Vision". We will be playing the whole of "The Visitor" live for the first time in 20 years on this tour!

Ticket links are provided in the list below. Keep checking our website arenaband.co.uk for latest news and updates on both the tour and progress with the new album "Double Vision".

UKFriday 20th AprilThe CitadelSt Helens, England
UKSaturday 21st AprilMontgomery HallWath, England
UKFriday 27th AprilThe BorderlineLondon, England
WalesSaturday 28th AprilWinters EndChepstow, Wales
NetherlandsFriday 4th MayHedonZwolle, Netherlands
GermanySaturday 5th MayColos-saalAschaffenberg, Germany
ItalySunday 6th MayClub Il GiardinoVerona, Italy
GermanyMonday 7th MaySpectrumAusburg, Germany
BelgiumTuesday 8th MaySpirit Of 66Verviers, Belgium
GermanyWednesday 9th MayZeche CarlEssen, Germany
SwitzerlandThursday 10th MayZ7Pratteln, Switzerland
FranceFriday 11th MayLa MaroquiniereParis, France
NetherlandsSaturday 12th MayBoerderijZoetermeer, Netherlands
FranceSunday 13th MayPaulette Pub RockNancy, France
GermanyMonday 14th MayHypothalamusRheine, Germany
PolandTuesday 15th MayProximaWarsaw, Poland
PolandWednesday 16th MayKlub U BazylaPoznan, Poland
DenmarkThursday 17th MayIshoj KulturcafeCopenhagen, Denmark
SwedenFriday 18th MayMusikens HusGothenburg, Sweden
NorwaySaturday 19th MayHurum RockOslo, Norway
NorwaySunday 20th MayKimen KulturhusTrondheim, Norway
CanadaSaturday 26th MayAuditorium du Cégep FX GarneauQuebec, Canada
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terça-feira, setembro 26, 2017

The Security Project Feat. King Crimson & Peter Gabriel Members To Tour US In Support Of New Live Album “Contact”


"Great to see some of the original members doing it the right way." – Steve Hackett

The Security Project has once again reinvented itself, this time with vocalist Happy Rhodes. Together with Jerry Marotta (drummer from Peter Gabriel's first five records), Trey Gunn (King Crimson), Michael Cozzi (Shriekback) and NY keyboardist David Jameson, the group continues reimagining the early work of Peter Gabriel (and also, on this disc, Kate Bush), but with Happy's impressive four-octave vocals adding an entirely new dimension.

The Security Project will be releasing their new live album "CONTACT" on November 18, 2017! The material is culled from shows in the US and their recent Japanese tour. The band will be touring the US in support of the album release in November.

"The Security Project live is a beautifully reverential and creative reinterpretation of these Peter Gabriel classics!" – Kevin Killen, engineer of Gabriel's "So" record

The Security Project:

Happy Rhodes – Lead Voice
Jerry Marotta – Drums, Vocals
Trey Gunn – Touch Guitar, Vocals
David Jameson – Keyboards, Eigenharp
Michael Cozzi – Guitar, Vocals


Mid-West/East Coast US Fall Tour Dates:

November 2, Thursday - Kingston, NY (BSP Front Room)
November 3, Friday - Newton, NJ (Newton Theater)
November 5, Sunday - New Hope, PA (Havana)
November 7, Tuesday - Northampton, MA (The Iron Horse)
November 8, Wednesday - Pawling, NY (Daryl's House)
November 10, Friday - Boston, MA (Regent Theater)
November 11, Saturday - Schenectady, NY (Van Dyke Lounge)
November 12, Sunday - Syracuse, NY (The Lost Horizon)
November 14, Tuesday - Cleveland, OH (Beachland)
November 15, Wednesday - Louisville, KY (Headliners Music Hall)
November 17, Friday - Indianapolis, IN (Emerson Theater)
November 18, Saturday - Auburn Hill, MI (Callahan's)
November 19, Sunday - Chicago, IL (Jerry Marotta drum clinic, info & venue TBA)
November 20, Monday - Milwaukee, WI (Shank Hall)
November 21, Tuesday - Chicago, IL (Reggie's)

Scorching reviews:

"The Security Project expertly reimagines Peter Gabriel's groundbreaking early output, creating an immersive experience both in performance and on its debut release Live 1. The group goes far beyond conventional tribute band territory, infusing the songs with new arrangements and elements while staying true to the spirit of the material. Gabriel enthusiasts across the board will be taken by the band's high octane approach full of drive, determination and energy." – Anil Prasad, Innerviews

"What Security Project does is accomplish what's been too long in coming: positioning Peter Gabriel's music as repertoire. It's clear that while the band treats Gabriel's music with no shortage of reverence, it's also about a more open-ended approach to the music." – John Kelman, All About Jazz

"Somehow, like Gabriel, the Security Project's performance strikes the right esoteric balance between the tribal groove of world music and the inscrutable logic of the best progressive rock." – Peter Lindblad, Elmore Magazine

Band bios:

Jerry Marotta
Drummer, Multi-Instrumentalist, and Producer Jerry Marotta has recorded and toured with Peter Gabriel, The Indigo Girls, Hall and Oates, Tears For Fears, Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney, Trey Gunn, Cher, 10,000 Maniacs, David Sylvian, Robert Fripp, Robbie Robertson, Ani DiFranco, Suzanne Vega, Sarah McLachlan, Tony Levin, Todd Rundgren, Los Lobos, and Stevie Nicks, to name only a few. Through his extensive touring experience and performances on hundreds of albums Jerry has worked with many of the greatest artists in the world. His unique musical skills have graced myriad movie soundtracks, video games, TV shows, and percussion software over the past 4 decades.

Trey Gunn
A native Texan who resides in Seattle, Gunn is known for the unusual 10-string touch guitar that he plays. From the blistering live recordings at the Royal Albert Hall in London with David Sylvian and Robert Fripp ("Damage", Virgin Records) to ten years recording and touring with King Crimson – a group many contend as the most aggressively, adventurous rock band of all time – Gunn is associated with a constant stream of cutting edges projects. Gunn has toured and/or recorded with TOOL, John Paul Jones, Maynard J. Keenan's "Puscifer", Vernon Reid, Azam Ali, David Hykes of the Harmonic Choir and Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree. He currently runs his own media label (7d Media) while dividing his time between solo work; his projects TU, KTU, The Security Project, 3Below and Quodia; film/TV scoring and coaching musicians in the creative process.

Happy Rhodes
Happy Rhodes is an American singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and electronic musician with a four-octave vocal range. Rhodes cites Wendy Carlos, Kate Bush, Queen, Yes, David Bowie, Bach and Peter Gabriel as primary influences. Happy began her recording career in 1986 producing 11 albums of electric and highly original material. She has been featured on Morning Becomes Eclectic (KCRW in Santa Monica, CA), the syndicated radio shows Echoes and The World Cafe.

Michael Cozzi
Originally from Wales & London, Cozzi got his start in the mid 80's as the guitarist for the group Shriekback which had the pleasure of touring with "Simple Minds" "INXS" and "Peter Gabriel". In the early 90's, Cozzi joined "Sky Cries Mary" with whom he co wrote 5 albums and toured extensively. During this time Cozzi opened up his recording studio "Moscozzi Studio" where he co-wrote and produced the last two SCM albums "Here and Now" and "Small Town". He has written and produced music for bands, films, commercials, and video games, which let to him meeting and working with Trey Gunn. Two years ago Trey asked Cozzi if he knew of a guitarist for The Security Project, Cozzi put his hand up like a kid in the classroom and said "me me me".

David Jameson
Keyboardist/Eigenharpist David Jameson began his music career in the 70's – when multi-keyboard/synth players became a thing. He spent several years touring with Time Machine and then left the music scene for a career at IBM Research after completing a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. At IBM, Dr. Jameson created and managed the Computer Music Center and was elected to the prestigious IBM Academy of Technology. David left IBM to found Digiportal Software and more recently Deskew Technologies where he now co-develops Gig Performer, a recently released audio plugin host that targets the critical needs of live performance/session musicians and which he uses in The Security Project shows instead of carrying around tons of vintage keyboards (for which the other band members are very grateful). In addition to working with The Security Project, David also performs with Beyond The Wall, a Pink Floyd tribute band.

To purchase The Security Project "CONTACT" CD:
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French Music Legends Magma Release Rare 1973 Mostly Acoustic Version of “MEKANIK KOMMANDOH” with Orchestra Choir!

REMASTERED VERSION - NEW COVER - DIGIFILE PACKAGING


Paris - From the very first short version recorded in the summer of 1971 on the compilation album "PUISSANCE 13 + 2" to the spring 1973 version on the eponymous album, "MEKANIK DESTRUKTIW KOMMANDOH" slowly evolved over time. "MEKANIK KOMMANDOH" is the last stage before the definitive version. Recorded in January 1973, it mirrors a concert Magma put on two months earlier at the Sigma Festival in Bordeaux. In this largely acoustic rendition, the STORCHHAUS orchestra choir magnificently complements Stella's and Klaus's voices.

"MEKANIK KOMMANDOH" is now remastered and features a new cover in a digipack.

Featuring:
Klaus BLASQUIZ - chant, percussions
Stella VANDER - choeurs
CHOEURS DE LA STORCHHAUS
René GARBER "STUNDEHR" - clarinette basse, chant
Jean-Luc MANDERLIER - claviers
Jean-pierre LEMBERT - basse
Christian VANDER - batterie, chant, orgue, percussions

To purchase MEKANIK DESTRUKTIW KOMMANDOH:


In other news:
Just released! "To Life, Death and Beyond: the Music of Magma" is a feature film that explores one of the most visionary and innovative music of the last 50 years, Magma. It takes the audience on a journey through several countries where the band has been filmed, fascinating interviews with fans and musicians, including Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Trey Gunn (King Crimson). The film also includes an in-depth interview of the leader of the band, Christian Vander, and various musicians who were part of this extraordinary adventure over a period of more than 45 years.

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/V80oFyeJh1g


For more information: www.themusicofmagma.com, Facebook.com/themusicofmagma

Magma's official website: http://www.magmamusic.org
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quinta-feira, setembro 21, 2017

PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI - release first single from new album "Emotional Tattoos" & present artwork as wall painting in Milan!



PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI - release first single from new album "Emotional Tattoos" & present artwork as wall painting in Milan!
 
"Central District" is the first single by Italian progressive legends PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI (PFM). The song has been released simultaneously in its English and Italian version ("Quartiere Generale"), and marks the first brand new track after 14 years. It comes from the new album "Emotional Tattoos", which will be released worldwide viaInsideOutMusic on October 27, 2017 as English and Italian version.
 
The different language versions offer completely different lyrics, making the track even more accessible for an international and Italian audience.
 
You can listen to both tracks here:
"Central District": 
   
"Quartiere Generale":
 
 

"Emotional Tattoos" is an album that looks towards the future as the artwork clearly shows. Created byStefano and Mattia Bonora with art direction byArtKademy and concept byAereostella, it was revealed as an impressive mural painting in Milan, Italy. 

The band explains:
"On the album cover we can see a spaceship headed by Franz and Patrick, which leads the fans in unexplored territory: The new PFM's world where music has not only one identity but embraces many different musical genres. "Emotional Tattoos" is an album which will print feelings on your skin."
 
 "Emotional Tattoos" is already available for pre-ordering in various formats. If you pre-order the digital album, you will instantly receive the first single "Central District" and its Italian counterpart "Quartiere Generale".
 
"Emotional Tattoos" formats include:

- Black 2LP+2CD (English vinyl plus English & Italian album on 2CD)
- Limited transparent orange 2LP+CD (Italian vinyl plus Italian CD / only released in Italy, outside Italy you can order it here: http://bit.ly/PFM-IOMshop)
- Special Edition 2CD Digipak (English plus Italian album / International version)
- 2CD Jewelcase (English plus Italian album / US version)
- CD Jewelcase (Italian album only / only released in Italy)
- Digital album (includes English & Italian album)
 
 
Furthermore, PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI have announced various new live shows:
 
September 29, 2017 Modena - Piazza Roma (Italy)
September 30, 2017 Montesarchio (BN) loc. Cirignano - Piazza San Sebastiano (Italy)
November 14, 2017 Torino - Teatro Colosseo (Italy)
November 15, 2017 Genova - Teatro Carlo Felice (Italy)
November 25, 2017 Zoetermeer - De Borderij (Netherlands)
December 01, 2017 Padova - Gran Teatro Geox (Italy)
December 02, 2017 Varese - Teatro Openjobmetis (Italy)
January 09, 2018 Tokyo - Billboard Live (Japan)
January 10, 2018 Tokyo - Billboard Live (Japan)
January 11, 2018 Osaka - Billboard Live (Japan)
January 31, 2018 Bologna - Teatro Duse (Italy)
March 02, 2018 Milano - Teatro Dal Verme (Italy)
March 10, 2018 Brescia - PalaBrescia (Italy)
March 11, 2018 Santa Maria degli Angeli - Teatro Lyrick (Italy)
March 12, 2018 Roma - Teatro Olimpico (Italy)
March 13, 2018 Napoli - Teatro Augusteo (Italy)
April 09-16 Brazilian Tour - Exact dates to be announced soon!!!
May 03, 2018 Ciudad de Mexico - BlackBerry Hall (Mexico)
May 06, 2018 Gettysburg - Majestic Theater(USA)
May 12, 2018 Legnano - Teatro Galleria (Italy)
Ticket links and more info can be found on www.pfmworld.com
 
PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI is a very eclectic and exuberant band with a distinctive style that combines the powerful expression of rock, progressive and classical music into one fascinating entity. Formed in 1971 and celebrating its live debut in the same year opening for Yes in Milano, the band quickly gained a prominent place on the international scene by making it to the Billboard charts (for 1973's 'Photos Of Ghosts'), winning a Gold record in Japan while constantly ruling the charts in their home country up until today. Recently, PFM was honoured with position #50 in the "UK Classic Rock Hall of Fame" of the 100 most important artists in the world.

PFM online

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