classic rock

King King to release new studio album “Maverick” on October 16th 2020

King King are pleased to announce the release of their fifth studio album “Maverick” on Friday 16th October, 2020, via Channel 9 Music – King King’s new independent label. The 10-track album, released on CD, vinyl and various bundles.

The first single “I Will Not Fall”, which has been A-listed on Planet Rock, and will be available as an instant grat track with all pre-orders, plus exclusive content including track by track commentary by Alan Nimmo.

Valkyrie to release new studio album “Fear” on July 24th 2020

Valkyrie return with their anthemic, riff-driven new album, “Fear”, on July 24th, 2020, via Relapse Records.

The Virginia-based heavy rockers first new album in five years, “Fear” finds Valkyrie sounding more progressive and diverse than ever before. Listen to the first single, “Feeling so Low”, below.

The Riven to release new 7" single “Windbreaker / Moving On” on August 28th 2020

Following the success of their self-titled debut album, Swedish retro rockers in The Riven are back with new material. On August 28th, the band will release a 7" double single featuring the songs “Windbreaker” and “Moving On”. The first press of the 7" is limited to 500 copies and is available for pre-order now, here.

Clutch to perform virtual concert on May 27th 2020

Clutch will perform a streamed concert titled “Live From The Doom Saloon Volume 1” on May 27th, 2020. They will be supported remotely by Crowbar, Blacktop Mojo, and Saul. This unique online concert format has been produced in conjunction with Sound Talent Group (STG), and LiveFrom Events and will use cutting-edge streaming technology to close the distance between the bands and the fans for an amazing virtual concert experience.
 

Scarlet Rebels release new official lockdown video for “You Take My Breath Away”

Scarlet Rebels are thrilled to announce the release “You Take My Breath Away”, today Fri 15 May 2020. It is the fourth song to be taken from their acclaimed album, “Show Your Colours”, via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records.

“You Take My Breath Away” is now available across all digital and streaming platforms and accompanied by a ‘lockdown’ video that features fans and musician friends of the band showing how they have been adapting to the current living conditions regarding the covid-19 pandemic.

Keeping The Blues Alive At Sea II Mediterranean Cruise postponed to August 2021

Guitar legend Joe Bonamassa, in conjunction with partners Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation and Sixthman have postponed Keeping The Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean II into next year. The second voyage is now scheduled to sail aboard Norwegian Pearl out of Athens, Greece taking blues fans to Mykonos, Greece and Kusadasi, Turkey on August 17-22nd, 2021.

Autograph to release new single “Souls on Fire” on May 15th 2020

Legendary Classic Rockers Autograph will release their new single “Souls on Fire”, on Friday May 15th, 2020, on Bandcamp (all other digital outlets 5/29) via EMP Label Group, featuring artwork by Melody Myers (Ellefson, Altitudes and Attitude, Escape The Fate) with proceeds going to Trinity Health of New England, benefitting front line nurses and health-care workers, with the ability to purchase PPE and other medical essentials. 

Collateral

Hi guys, it’s great to have you on Grande Rock. You did a great job on your self-titled debut (read the album review here)! Kudos!
 
Angelo: Thank you so much! It took my whole life to write, so I’m overwhelmed by the response! Now it’s just about making sure the 2nd wipes the floor with it! ahaha…
 
 
Firstly do tell us… when and how did Collateral take shape?
 

Ricky Warwick set to stream live acoustic performance on May 9th 2020

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Ricky Warwick was cut from the cloth of a mill workers jacket. He has embraced no-frills, emotionally direct, pure music exemplified by such American influences as Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Woody Guthrie and Steve Earle.

Being isolated at home due to the Covid-19 threat, Ricky has found the time to mine his creative soul and focus on some solo material. The resulting sessions have spurred him on to host a live show, streamed from his living room via the streaming platform StageIt.

Axel Rudi Pell - Sign of the Times

Axel Rudi Pell has been going on for more than thirty years now, having produced albums almost every other year. The high work ethic of the German guitarist and the fact that he’s managed to hold on to for many years to the golden vocal strings of one Johnny Gioeli, who came in succeeding another great such as Jeff Scott Soto, along with some pretty seminal albums dropping around that time has helped propel and solidified his career at least throughout Europe.