Debut EP ‘Funky Queen’ Coming March 3rd 2017 on Napalm Records!
If Janis Joplin, Jack White, Anouk, Nirvana and Queens Of The Stone Age ever had the chance to breed, BLACK MIRRORS would have been their favorite creation. This jewel is Belgium’s answer to pretty much every rock band out there: BLACK MIRRORS, fronted by the charismatic vocalist Marcella Di Troia, manage to gather an endless amount of influences which have been ruling the rock n’ roll universe for decades, and combine them intoBLACK MIRRORS‘ very own and special sound. It’s been only a matter of time for their first debut EP, ‘Funky Queen‘, to finally see the light of day onMarch 3rd 2017 via Napalm Records! Continue reading BLACK MIRRORS RELEASE NEW VIDEO VIA REVOLVER MAGAZINE→
My Own Ghost, a rock band from Luxembourg and the Finnish record label Secret Entertainment continue their cooperation. The second album named “Life On Standby” is released April 7th 2017. The album is produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Apocalyptica, Amorphis, etc..) and mastered by Svante Forsbäck (Rammstein, Sunrise Avenue, Bullet For My Valentine, etc.)
Their critically acclaimed debut album “Love Kills” was released in 2014 also by Secret Entertainment.
The band just released a music video from the album and it can be seen here:
The band comments the single, music video and tour:
“‘Life On Standby’ tells the story of quite a lot of people, who spend their life looking at life passing them by, but not living life to the fullest. Sometimes they try to break out, but that seems to get harder and harder the older they get and the more they get caught in everyday life. The videoclip for ‘Life On Standby’ shows us a man, who’s lost all and every connection to reality, and who, little by little breaks out , which, in this case, is quite a painful process.
We’re really happy that we found in Francis Majerusan actor who’s able to transmit all these conflicting emotions and who was ready to engage himself fully into the storyline. Also, big thanks go out to Scumcrow Productions, who’ve done an amazing job. My Own Ghost will embark on their 3rd UK Tour in order to promote the release of the first single from the new album. ‘Life On Standby’ will be presented to English audiences live on 4 dates.
This stint in the UK will be followed quickly by a return to Manchester and London as main support for Finnish singerTarja Turunenon her Shadow Shows 2017. The tour will comprise 6 more dates in the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland. It is a great honour for My Own Ghost to support the former Nightwishsinger on her tour.
What makes it even more special is that, after having found a home at Secret Entertainment and having Hiili Hiilesmaa and Svante Forsbäck working on the new album, touring with Tarja strengthens their ties with Finland and really makes it their second home. ”
Confirmed tour dates:
18.2. @ Level III Swindon/UK
20.2. @ Alley Cat Bar London/UK
21.2. @ The Horns Watford/UK
22.2. @ New Cross Inn London/UK
9.3. Support Tarja @ O2 Academy Manchester/U
10.3. Support Tarja @ Koko London/UK
11.3. Support Tarja @ Neushorn Leeuwarden/NL
13.3. Support Tarja @ Cacaofabriek Helmond/NL
14.3. Support Tarja @ Atak Enschede/NL
15.3. Support Tarja @ KUFA Esch-sur-Alzette/LU
17.3. Support Tarja @ MS Connexion Mannheim/DE
18.3. Support Tarja @ Kulturfabrik Kofmehl Soleure/CH
25.3. @ Mix N’Kawa Belval/LU
23.4. @ FemMe Eindhoven/NL
28.4. @ Release Party KUFA Esch-sur-Alzette/LU Track list:
01. Life On Standby
02. Everytime I Break
04. 10 Weeks Of Summer
05. If I Stay
06. Don’t Say You Love Me
07. No Air
08. The Night Before I Die
09. When Love Is Not Enough
Julie Rodesch – Vocals
Fred Brever – Guitars
David Soppelsa – Guitars
Joe May – Bass
Michael Stein – Drums
Check out the brand new video for track “I Speak Astronomy” courtesy of Revolver Magazine HERE.
Ukraine based JINJER creates an explosive mixture of groove metal and hardcore flavored with progressive elements. Since 2013, when this 4 piece were acknowledged as the Best Ukrainian Metal Band, they have managed to keep the leadership on the alternative stage in their country.
MindMaze has checked in with the exclusive details on the upcoming new EP “Dreamwalker,” which will be released on July 27, 2015. The EP’s name is taken from the track “Dreamwalker,” which appeared on the latest full length effort “Back From the Edge” (see our review here), which was issued back in October 2014 via Inner Wound Recordings. Pre-orders for “Dreamwalker” are available now in strictly limited quantities only on the band’s official website up through the week of release at this location. Continue reading Details Of New EP “Dreamwalker” Announced By MindMaze→
Frontiers Music Srl will release “Now Or Never”, the debut album from BENEDICTUM singer Veronica Freeman‘s solo project THE V, on July 3 in Europe and July 10 in North America.
A new EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for the CD is available below.
THE V marks a major step out of Veronica’s comfort zone, since it delves into a definite melodic hard rock vibe.
An impressive array of talent has stepped up to assist THE V in creating her solo project on many levels. The list includes Pete Wells, Aric Avina and Rikard Stjernquist of BENEDICTUM, Michael Sweet (STRYPER), Garry Bordonaro (THE RODS), Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN, FOREIGNER), Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X), Tony Martin (BLACK SABBATH), Leather Leone (CHASTAIN), Jerry Dixon (WARRANT), Jim Durkin (DARK ANGEL), Mick Tucker (TANK), Jordan Ziff (AGE OF EVIL), Derek Kerswill (UNEARTH, KINGDOM OF SORROW), Peter Tentindo (VENUS MARS PROJECT), John Herrera, Ryan Greene, Kenny Lewis, Meliesa McDonell, Michael Harris , Mel Brown and John O’Boyle.
Veronica comments: “I had a lot of input and encouragement from Frontiers to try and stretch myself with different musical styles and approaches. It was great to be able to work with Pete Wells writing some of these songs too. So it was a no-brainer to accept their proposal for a solo album. I am a bit nervous and beyond excited!”
Says Frontiers in a press release: “Be prepared! If you thought Veronica was just a heavy metal amazon, you’re going to be proven dead wrong! This is a massive melodic hard rock record with some great lead vocals which show a lot of the original influences that brought THE V to be one of the most well know and recognized voices in the current metal scene!”
“Now Or Never” track listing:
02. Now Or Never
03. Roller Coaster
05. Line In The Sand
06. Love Should Be To Blame
07. Kiss My Lips
10. Below Zero
11. Ready To Run
12. King For A Day
A trailer for the album is available below.
“Now Or Never” recording lineup:
* Veronica Freeman – Lead vocals
* Leather Leone – Duet vocals on “Kiss My Lips”
* Tony Martin – Duet vocals on “King For A Day”
* Meliesa McDonell – additional vocals on “Star Shine” and acoustic guitar
* Derek Kerswill – drums
* Jeff Pilson, Mel Brown, Garry Bordonaro, Aric Avina, John O’Boyle and Mike LePond – Bass
* Pete Wells, Michael Sweet, Peter Tentindo, Jim Durkin, Mick Tucker, Jordan Ziff, Michael Harris – Guitar
“Now Or Never” was produced by John Herrera except for the song “King For A Day”, which was produced by Kenny Lewis, and “Love Should Be To Blame” and “Again”, which were produced by Michael Sweet.