The Pineapple Thief frontman, Bruce Soord and Jonas Renkse from Katatonia have announced a June 4, 2013 release date for “Wisdom of Crowds”, their new project, set to drop this spring on Kscope.
Originally written with Renkse’s voice in mind, Soord sought out the acclaimed Katatonia vocalist to complete the compositions and release the music to the masses. Despite the rigorous schedules of The Pineapple Thief and Katatonia, the two musicians were eventually able to connect and the rest is rock n’ roll history.
Badi Assad is one of the most innovative, passionate and talented artists of her generation and listed by Rolling Stone as a top guitarist from Brazil. She transcends traditional styles of her native Brazilian music with a mixture of pop, jazz and ethnic sounds from around the world. As a result, the singer, guitarist and songwriter is successfully forging an exhilarating genre of music that quite literally defies categorization. "Between Love and Luck" is her first CD of all original material and sung in both English and Portuguese. It also debuts QuatroVentos her new independent label and first U.S. Release in 6 years.
None was prepared for a new David Bowie album. When he announced a new studio album & released the single “Where are We Now?”, in his 66th birthday, every single fan was thrilled. After all, this was meant to be David’s studio comeback after 10 years.
The Green Violinist start their debut album “More Thrill & Never Ending Blessings” dreamy, playfully, enchanting... From there, the music proceeds quietly flowing and full of wonderful harmonies. The songs will catch your attention. Vincent Defresne, leader and songwriter of the band, admits he was inspired by the painting by famous artist Marc Chagall 'The Green Violinist'. He managed to capture the spirit of the picture in an incredible way and to transfer it into music. The result is a wonderful collection of Neoprog-songs containing its fair share of acoustic moments (guitar, piano and violins). But the range goes further including electronic, almost trance-like songs that take you into another world.
Another newly formed band form Italy that’s not into power metal (that’s “weird” indeed!) but more into prog rock/metal music. The band was founded after the three original members, the bassist Enrico Sandri, (Utopia), the keyboardist Dario Di Pasquale (ZEN) & the vocalist/guitarist Riccardo Nardocci (solo) came together and decided to mix their different musical backgrounds and create some music from scratch.
Following the March 25th release of Joe Bonamassa’s live album and DVD, “An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera House”, the internationally renowned guitarist will embark on 7-date UK arena tour during September 2013.
Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday 15th March from the 24 Hour Box office: 0844 478 0898. Book online: www.thegigcartel.com.
Hailing from Copenhagen, Denmark, Vega Nova is an electro rock duo trying to do something unique. Their upcoming release, “Lovesongs for the Dead” is their first ever, and it left me intrigued, yet frustrated.
The record sounds big. It sounds huge. The synths that are present in almost every second of the album compliment the traditional rock instrumentation by filling the frequencies the former wouldn’t normally be able to. The mixing is fantastic. Vocals are up front, the drums sound as crisp as a Muse album, and the bass thumps…
What started out in 2011, Jon Durant’s solo work “Dance of the Shadow Planets” with Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree, Metallic Taste of Blood, Ex-Wise Heads), as a collaboration between these two artists came to hallmark a totally new album by Jon & Colin right after. The album was recorded in three studios, two in the US and one in the UK with file exchanging over the Internet by the two musicians. It was later when the percussionist Jerry Leake (Cubist, Natraj, Club d’Elf, Ken Schaphorst Big Band) and Geoff Leigh (Ex-Wise Heads, Henry Cow, Hatfield and the North) on flute came to complement Colin’s bass lines & rhythm programming plus Jon’s guitar melodies.
DBA or else Downes Braide Assosiation. Yeap, you’ve got it right. This is a musical collaboration between the famous Geoff Downes and the renowned Chris Braide. Both of them have been very successful in business throughout the years and they have sold millions of albums. Geoff is best known from his works with The Buggles, Asia & Yes, while Chris is more known as a multi-instrumentalist/producer and has cooperated with Sia, Lana Del Rey, Christina Aguilera, Yuna and David Guetta amongst many others.