Legendary vocalist Jon Anderson, YES’s singer/songwriter for 35 years along with his successful work with Vangelis, Kitaro, and Milton Nascimento, will be performing at the 9th Festival Des Guitares Du Monde in Quebec, Canada on May 25, 2013. The show promises to deliver an exciting mixture of material from Jon Anderson's prolific solo career, collaborations with Vangelis and classic YES songs, along with new compositions, highlighted by humorous and enlightening stories told by Jon.
Firewind, Greece's leading metal band spearheaded by guitar-wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band member Gus G., will be releasing a new live album entitled "Apotheosis - Live 2012" on June 24th, 2013 via Century Media Records in Europe, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the band in style.
The cover artwork for "Apotheosis - Live 2012", which will be released as Digipak in its first limited edition pressing, can be viewed above. It was designed by FIREWIND's longtime partner in all design matters, Gustavo Sazes / abstrata.net (Arch Enemy, Angra, Dream Evil, etc.) based on live photography by Hans-W. Rock.
One of the summer’s most interesting classic rock tours will showcase a pair of stellar UK bands – Nektar and Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash – that have joined forces on the “Legends of U.K. Classic Rock” tour.
Both bands feature original founding members and each have decades-long histories of success in the worldwide touring markets, so seeing them together is sure to be a treat for concert-goers fortunate enough to catch one of the shows.
The guardians of the Gothenburg Sound, DARK TRANQUILLITY, released their first album 20 years ago and are still one of the most exciting bands in Melodic Death Metal. New and old fans will be happy to hear that they are ready to release their 10th album on May 27th.
Today the band has revealed the track-listing and cover artwork for the new album that perfectly catches the spirit of the new masterpiece by Gothenburg's finest. "Construct" features artwork by the band's own guitarist Niklas Sundin.
Over the course of their upcoming European tour, followed by several festival shows, legendary U.S. thrash metallers OVERKILL are going to release a very special limited tour edition of their latest masterpiece “The Electric Age” – only available for a short time!
The ltd. 2CD tour edition will be released on April 19, 2013 and comprise the regular album as well as a 4 additional live tracks on a bonus CD, recorded at “The Metro” in Sidney, Australia, on September 25, 2010.
Music fans 'down under' are buzzing with excitement about the upcoming solo tour of Australia and New Zealand by legendary vocalist Jon Anderson, YES's singer/songwriter for 35 years along with his successful work with Vangelis, Kitaro, and Milton Nascimento. This will be the very first time Jon has performed solo in either country. The tour promises to deliver an exciting mixture of material from Jon Anderson's prolific solo career, collaborations with Vangelis and classic YES songs, along with songs from his latest CD "Survival & Other Stories" and new compositions, highlighted by humorous and enlightening stories told by Jon.
On March 12, 2013 Swedish melodic metal act Soilwork will kick-off its world tour in North America, marking the band's first time headlining in this territory in almost three years. The extensive trek through the U.S. and Canada, "North American Infinity Tour 2013", will feature support from Jeff Loomis, Blackguard, The Browning, and Wretched. An updated list of tour-dates can be seen below.
“An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House” will be released on 2-CD, 2-LP, 2-DVD, Blu-ray by Provogue Records (a division of the Mascot Label Group) in the UK on Monday 25th March 2013.
The concert was recorded at the historic Vienna Opera House July 2012 during a very special two-week long unplugged tour, played to a limited audience over seven exclusive European shows. Varying from Bonamassa’s predominantly electric blues shows, this presentation was an all-acoustic concert performance, making it a unique and very special show fans had been waiting years to experience.