The gaping, sinister and black abyss has many faces – just like its musical offspring…for the second time, the INTO DARKNESS tour will crawl upon Europe! In time for the dawning of black winter days, a live package will start hitting clubs November 9th and boasting a line up full of dark gems of the widest stylistic variety.
Liv Kristine’s upcoming album (scheduled for a fall 2012 release) will feature a duet with German singer Tobias Regner, the 2006 winner of "Deutschland sucht den Superstar”, a German music talent show in the vein of "American Idol". The track is called "Vanilla Skin Delight"!
Liv Kristine comments on the collaboration with Tobias....
"I've got news for you! Last week we recorded male vocals for the track "Vanilla Skin Delight". Our special guest is Platinum-Gold-awarded artist Tobias Regner!
With his previous MoonJune Records releases as a member of pioneering Indonesian fusion groups simakDialog and Tohpati Ethnomission, Tohpati Ario Hutomo served notice to connoisseurs of intelligent and adventurous guitar playing that he is a galaxy-class player of limitless instrumental ability and rare imagination. His latest CD "Riot" provides more overwhelming evidence that Tohpati is quickly taking his place alongside the world’s great guitarists in any genre.
IZZ’s new studio album, "Crush of Night", scheduled for release on May 1st, serves as Part 2 of a 3-part series of thematic albums that began with The Darkened Room (TDR) in 2009.
Featuring a guest appearance by Gary Green of Gentle Giant on Words and Miracles (Electric guitar, Guitar solos and backing vocals) and The Crush of Night (guitar solo), IZZ brings their characteristic sense of melody to the fore on this album, while at the same time fusing high reaching emotion with the driving impact that IZZ fans have come to identify with the band.
Wilko Johnson will released his official autobiography "Looking Back On Me" on Wednesday May 30th, 2012.
Hailed as a unique, vibrant and hotly anticipated autobiography of the former Dr Feelgood guitarist, British R&B legend and proto-punk pioneer, the autobiography is written and collated with acclaimed music writer Zoë Howe.
Rush will return this summer with "Clockwork Angels". The new album, due June 12, will be the trio's first studio effort since 2007's "Snakes & Arrows" and their debut for Anthem/Roadrunner Records.
For the new set, the band turned again to "Snakes & Arrows" co-producer Nick Raskulinecz and recorded in Nashville and Toronto. The conceptual set will trace a protagonist's journey through a world of steampunk, alchemy and an exotic carnival; drummer and lyricist Neil Peart is also penning a novelization of the album with prolific author Kevin J. Anderson.
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of the anticipated third album from Norwegian Progsters CIRCUS MAXIMUS entitled "Nine" on June 1st in Europe and June 5th in North America.
Purified in Blood is now ready to unleash yet another monster; “Flight of a Dying Sun”. Their new album will be released Friday, June 15th in Europe.
Their previous album “Under Black Skies” got overwhelming critics and the band is widely known to deliver the goods live as well. If there’s one thing Purified in Blood looks forward to, it’s touring with these new, crushing songs. Destroying city after city with Norwegian metal. Purified in Blood have toured the US, Europe and Scandinavia several times and shared stages with great bands like Slayer, Mastodon, In Flames, Converge and Hatebreed, making them the experienced band they are today.
The single "Here Now" is first out from the upcoming new album "Addiction". The album, which release date has been postponed until June 6th 2012, will be released in Sweden by Swedish label RAMBO/GAIN (Hardcore Superstar, Europe, Mustasch, Avatar, Devilicious, etc) and Dead Tree Music (Solitude, Devilicious, En svensk Tiger etc) and the distribution is handled by Sony Music.