Howard Jones will embark on a nationwide UK tour on Wednesday 11th April at the O2 Academy Bristol. This will be the first time that Howard will perform his first two studio albums "Human’s Lib" and "Dream Into Action" back to back, live in their entirety, on a full-scale nationwide UK tour.
Human's Lib was first released on March 17th 1984. The album peaked at number 1 in the UK charts and spent 57 weeks in the top 40. The album includes the hit singles "What Is Love?", "New Song", "Pearl In The Shell" and "Hide & Seek" (the song Howard performed at Live Aid).
SLASH, the iconic, Grammy-winning rock guitarist and songwriter, has revealed the cover artwork and album title for his second studio album "APOCALYPTIC LOVE". Due out May 21 (in the UK), the new album features Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators and will be released SLASH’s own label DikHayd International and distributed through Roadrunner Records in Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
Legendary progressive, iconic, symphonic rockband "The Flower Kings", formed in 1995 by guitarist, singer, composer Roine Stolt (Transatlantic), announce their immediate return to service in 2012 after an almost 5 years well earned hiatus.
The band consisting of Roine Stolt, bassplayer extraordinaire Jonas Reingold, keyboarder grand deluxe Tomas Bodin, singer & guitarist Hasse Froberg and new 26 year old Berliner dextrous drummer prodigy Felix Lehrmann, started the recording of a new album at Varispeed studios in Sweden on January 23rd.
The Safety Fire: announces release date change for the UK & US, pre-orders for new album, "Grind The Ocean"; ready to tour with PROTEST THE HERO, PERIPHERY, JEFF LOOMIS.
Originally set to be released in late February via Inside Out Music, THE SAFETY FIRE's debut full-length, "Grind The Ocean", is now due out on April 9th in the UK and April 10th in North America. In regards to this release date change, the band comments:
It Bites: Following on from the highly-acclaimed "Tall Ships", It Bites return with their first concept album in a career that spans 25 years.
Inspired by the discovery of an old family photograph, "Map of the Past" is a highly personal journey that explores love, passion, jealousy, anger, remorse and loss through the eyes of a previous generation against the backdrop of Britain as it enters a new century and one of the most defining periods of its history.
Ayreon mastermind Arjen Lucassen is proud to announce that he was able to enlist the talents of legendary screen actor Rutger Hauer as the narrator on his forthcoming solo album. "This is a dream come true," says Arjen. "Rutger is not only one of my favorite actors, he also starred in my all-time favorite sci-fi movie, Blade Runner." Rutger also enjoyed the collaboration with Arjen, saying "it was marvelous work, very creative."
You can see below Arjen and Rutger talking about their collaboration in a short video clip.
Rutger Hauer states:
After years in the making and months in the delaying Tribunal Records 100th release has finally arrived! Tribunal Records 100: Cover To Cover was begun as a celebration of Tribunal Records artists covering some of their favorite songs and it wound up being quite a diverse bunch of tracks from artists like Metallica, Coldplay, Heart, Pink Floyd, Korn, EMF, Megadeth, Coroner, Seal, Carcass, Michael Sembello, Rob Zombie, Third Eye Blind, Queensryche, Muse, Inside Out, Corrosion Of Conformity and Led Zeppelin.
The band is now excited to announce their brand new album entitled "Crown And Treaty". It's the follow-up to the Mercury Music Prize nominated album "Twice Born Men", released in 2009.
"Crown And Treaty" is quite simply stunning. Ambitious, literate, dramatic, heartfelt, beautiful, artistic and capable of moving you to tears, it is the sound of a band taking a quantum leap forward, throwing every ounce of their belief, passion and dreams into the creation of a truly special body of work.
InsideOut Music is proud to announce the signing of progressive groove metallers STEALING AXION! Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, the band was formed in the winter of 2009 by three friends, Dan Forbrich (vocals, guitar), Josh DeShazo (vocals, guitar), and Phil Willmarth (vocals, bass.) By early 2010, the band recorded and released their buzzworthy self-titled EP, while continuing to write and record more material. While Stealing Axion circulated around the web, fans and critics praised it for its musical proficiency, atmospheric passages and heavy grooves.
Wig Wam is due to release the new single “Wall Street” February 24th ,2012 on Frontiers Records. “Wall Street” is taken from the forthcoming album with the same title, which will be released this spring.
“Wall Street” is the story of a musician who trade his guitar for a company brand to make his fortune in the stock market. It’s got the recipe of a great Wig Wam ”Smash Hit” and is everything you expect from these guys!!!!!!!