REVIEW: Synaptik "Justify & Reason" Heart Of Steel Records 2017

"Justify & Reason" this is the second album by the well-respected British Progressive Metal band. 
And I am sure it will shake your neighbourhood around.

SYNAPTIK are not new in the Progressive Metal fastening cause they already count five years of existence and the excellent debut "The mechanisms of consequence". 
Those of you that already know them you are lucky, for those of you that you don't know them prepare to be kicked. Real and innovative prog metal is back. Five songs: straight, catchy and packed with melodies, which can be remembered from the first listen but also progressive enough to get attention from other musicians interest. 
Those guys know how to rock and kick some seriously asses listen the masterpiece titled"Human/Inhuman".
Yeah, to tell you the truth this release really blow my head off and make my head banging for several hours. 
I believe Synaptik could make the big 'BOOM' in the European prog metal scene.
Overall "Justify & Reason" is something that can't miss from any 'real' metal fans, and its also something that all heavy metal fans should have to their on turntable, if love their vinyl version.
Avialble on CD and on digital in any device.

I shouldn't forget to mention the amazing cover art, that is one of the best prog metal covers I have ever seen and completes perfectly the whole package. 
This is another proof of how professionally the band works.

Digital track list:
1. The Incredible Machine 
2. Human / Inhuman
3. Conscience
4. White Circles
5. Esc Ctrl

Here is a taste of what to expect from the new album with the lyrics song release ‘White Circles’ which shows the band in their element in this powerful new video: 




Subscribe to band website for special offers on NEW "Justify & Reason" Merchandise and receive a £10 coupon to use in a new store.
www.synaptikmetal.com



By Karima




DeFox Records and BUBBLE BLOOD RECORDS are really proud to announce the second album of mexican band REDFOG titled "Sleepwalker" that will be available on digital market on April 15th, 2017 on every worldwide webstores, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Google Play Music, Tidal, Shazam...

The Alternative Rock Post-progressive Metal band Redfog, formed in Morelia, Mexico, releasing the cinematic album "Sleepwalker". 
A risky voyage of imagination, sank into the dephts of emotional moods, fantasy and twisted dreams.                                                                         
"I'm seeing  sand in my shoes...but if  I've been all day working here, how can it be posible? "

"Sleepwalker" tracklist:

01-Lights on                                             
02-Lights off                                          
03-Time gone                                          
04-I'm not afraid                                    
05-Sand in my shoes reload                        
06-Left in darkness                                 
07-Green insomnia                                 



Redfog members:

Walther A. - electric guitars, keyboards, vocals in Green insomnia, mastering, artwork.
Vikco - drums, electronic drums.
Alex Lopez - keyboards, bass, programing.
Ivette Loor - lead vocals, lyrics.
J. Edgar Lopez - bass guitar.


All music composed by Alex Lopez, Walther, Vikco and Ivette Loor.
Produced by Alex Lopez, Walther and Vikco.


Band CONTACT:
http://www.redfogband,org
http://www.facebook.com/redfogband
http://www.twitter.com/redfogband

Label : http://www.defoxrecords.eu
Label : http://bubbleblood.nlz.it









PHIL MANZANERA announce new album "Live at Curious Art's festival" available now on biggest digital stores, featured Sonia Bernardo on vocals.

Phil Manzanera, the critically acclaimed Roxy Music guitarist and famed record producer, will play eight concerts with his #SoundofBlueBand in Japan this Summer. 
Manzanera’s six concerts are presented by Billboard Live Tokyo and tickets are on sale at
http://www.billboard-live.com/pg/shop/show/index.php…

The dates are as follows:
‪ June 30‬‬‪ - Tokyo (Billboard Live Tokyo‬‬
‪July 1‬‬‪ - Tokyo (Billboard Live Tokyo)‬ ‬
‪July 2‬‬‪ - Tokyo (Billboard Live Tokyo)‬‪ ‬‬
‪July 4‬‬‪ - Osaka (Billboard Live OSAKA)‬‪ ‬‬

These concerts will be Manzanera’s first in Japan since he played Fuji Rock Festival with Roxy Music in 2010. 
He now returns with his brilliant Sound of Blue band and the set will feature material from Manzanera’s Roxy and solo careers. 

He said:“I first toured in Japan in 1979 and have always loved playing there. I’m delighted to be returning with my fantastic Sound of Blue band, who are brimming with youthful talent and incredible musicianship: they keep me on top of my game!”


The Sound of Blue band are:
Yaron Stavi - bass
Javier Weyler – drums
Bernardo – vocals/percussion
Lucas Polo – guitar
João De Macedo Mello– keyboard, saxophone
Andres Mesa -keyboard


The BELLADONNA retrospective mixtape, released on cassette only!

The 20 songs on the "BELLADONNA MIXTAPE" - a double album, comprising 2 sides of a C90 tape! - are cherry-picked from the band's musical journey so far, and include "Foreverland" (included in the "Best Rock Song" category of the 2009 Grammy Awards ballot), "Let There Be Light" (written and recorded with legendary UK composer Michael Nyman), "The God Below" (featured on the International TV Spot for the Hollywood blockbuster 2015 movie "Minions") - plus their as yet unreleased noir cover of Del Shannon's classic 1961 track "Runaway".

The release is a limited edition (available for one month only, starting from the 10th of January) and - in authentic 70/80s mixtape style! - the tracklist on the cassette cover is handwritten, in this case by BELLADONNA's singer Luana Caraffa!

"Our musical and recording aesthetic has always been totally analog, so our retrospective album just HAD to be on cassette!" says Luana "And we must confess that when we played back our cassette mixtape we were amazed by how wonderfully analog and beautifully organic the songs sounded coming off the tape!"

"Nick Hornby in 'High Fidelity' said that making a mixtape was like writing a letter" adds the band's guitarist Dani Macchi. "and we absolutely agree - making mixtapes was an art form that flourished in an Era when Music truly mattered to everyone. Well, Music still truly matters to us, and to all our friends and fans - and this mixtape is our personal letter to them all!"

The "BELLADONNA MIXTAPE" is available now exclusively on Gumroad https://goo.gl/An87lT 

Upon purchase you will receive the album in mp3 format (2 mp3s, both 45' long: one mp3 for the whole of side A, and one for the whole of side B: this is a true mixtape even in its mp3 incarnation!) for you to play while waiting for your handmade "BELLADONNA MIXTAPE" cassette to arrive in the post!



Steve Hackett has launched the first track from his forthcoming new album 'The Night Siren' - out 24th March 2017. Listen to 'In the Skeleton Gallery' now!

Pre-order the album digitally from iTunes or Amazon and get the track immediately: http://smarturl.it/SteveHackettTNS

You can also pre-order the album from Steve's official store including an exclusive, limited 'Northern Lights' vinyl here: https://store.hackettsongs.com


‘The Night Siren’ will be available as a special edition CD/Blu-Ray Mediabook featuring 5.1 surround sound & making of documentary, Standard jewelcase CD, Gatefold 2LP vinyl + CD & digital download.









OPENING ACT CONTEST GIVES ARTISTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO OPEN FOR BON JOVI

Jon Bon Jovi today announced on Facebook Live an opening act contest that allows bands to upload an audition for the chance to open an arena date on Bon Jovi’s upcoming 2017 This House Is Not For Sale Tour.

It is the third time in recent years that the Grammy Award®-winning band has invited local and regional artists to share the stage (2006’s Have A Nice Day Tour and 2010’s The Circle Tour). Those chosen will demonstrate that they have the sound, style, and substance to open an arena show. A different artist(s) will open for Bon Jovi on each one of the Live Nation-promoted concerts listed below.

Jon Bon Jovi said, “Every great band starts small and builds their rep one show at a time. That’s the opportunity we were given and now we want to pay it forward. If you’re ready for the arena stage, submit your audition tapes and join us in playing for the best audiences in rock music.”

TO ENTER: Bands will upload audition videos beginning now at www.bonjovi.com/2017-opening-act-contest/ or the Bon Jovi and Live Nation Facebook pages. Submissions will be displayed in a live gallery for viewing and sharing. Live Nation will choose 10 finalists, and Bon Jovi management will select the opening act contest winner for each tour date. All musicians who are selected as tour openers will be featured across Live Nation and Bon Jovi’s Facebook pages. For rules, visit http://livemu.sc/OACRules.



Winners will be notified they have won on the following dates:

First round of participating dates – winners announced on or about January 27, 2017:

Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC – concert on February 8, 2017

Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA – concert on February 10, 2017

BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL – concert on February 12, 201

Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL – concert on February 14, 2017

BJCC in Birmingham, AL – concert on February 16, 2017

Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN – concert on February 18, 2017

Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO – concert on February 19, 2017



Second round of participating dates – winners announced on or about February 4, 2017:

Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK – concert on February 21, 2017

American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX – concert on February 23, 2017

T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV – concert on February 25, 2017

Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA – concert on February 28, 2017



Third round of participating dates – winners announced on or about February 8, 2017:

SAP Center in San Jose, CA – concert on March 1, 2017

Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ – concert on March 4, 2017

Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA – concert on March 5, 2017

The Forum in Los Angeles, CA – concert on March 8, 2017



Fourth round of participating dates – winners announced on or about February 26, 2017:

Pepsi Center in Denver, CO – concert on March 14, 2017

FedExForum in Memphis, TN – concert on March 16, 2017

Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH – concert on March 18, 2017

Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH – concert on March 19, 2017

Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN – concert on March 22, 2017



Fifth round of participating dates – winners announced on or about March 7, 2017:

United Center in Chicago, IL – concert on March 26, 2017

Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN – concert on March 27, 2017

Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI – concert on March 29, 2017

Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA – concert on March 31, 2017

Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT – concert on April 1, 2017



Sixth round of participating dates – winners announced on or about March 12, 2017:

PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA – concert on April 5, 2017

Madison Square Garden in New York, NY – concert on April 7, 2017

Madison Square Garden in New York, NY – concert on April 8, 2017

Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON – concert on April 10, 2017

Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON – concert on April 11, 2017





Valery Records and V-Promotion are proud to announce the release of the album ”Shady World” by Numa Echos.

Numa Echos  moves between poetry, music, artistic photography and painting .

Coming into contact with the world of sport as a cyclist and with  fashion as model, Numa Echos is also literary author having published “Sogni di lucida-mente: allusioni e rivelazioni di un io follemente sano” (Caosfera Edizioni – Vicenza, 2015) and contributed to several anthologies, still maintaining an alternative and excessive spirit.

After years of musical studies she is active as art director, singer and instrumentalist (keyboards, synthesizers) with her own live shows, opening act shows for other artists (Morgan, Fluon, Quintorigo, etc.) and as Dj whose selections are characterized by audible sounds and not, danceable rhythms and melancholy dark, trying to catalyze more restless and rebellious souls, leading them unknowingly to their creatively crazy world.

She has participated to various music festivals and independent rock radio programs.

In 2011, in collaboration with her artistic producer and arranger Filippo Scrimizzi, she starts the production of her first album, a music project in English caracterized by rock, dark, industrial, trip-hop, metal and new wave influences, in which Numa Echos is singer, keyboard player, lyricist and co-composer of music.



In October 2011 one of her tracks "Immaterial Needs" was selected by www.wiple.com website as the most interesting song among more than 15.000 proposals and as sound track of the website of Banca Intesa and in spring 2010, 2012 and 2014 she was also selected as semi-finalist of the Arezzo Wave Festival competition .

Numa Echos plays live with guitar bass player Andrea Celato, guitar player Pietro Dalmasso and drummer Francesco Rivabene.

The first official album "Shady World” has been  released on 4th November, 2016  by Valery Records, it will be distributed by Audioglobe and it will be available on all digital stores.

The promotion and the press office will be managed by V-Promotion
www.v-promotion.com

More information about the band and contacts are available here: http://www.numaechos.com




Hungarian female fronted metallers ANN MY GUARD have released a new lyric video for “Hekate“, the song is taken from their forthcoming album ‘Ourania‘, due out on January 13, digital and January 27, 2017 as CD via Rock’N’Growl Records. The video was made by Molnár Alexandra "Rusek". The video can be viewed here



The new album 'Ourania' was produced by Gabor Vari, at Black Hole Sound Studio.




Tracklisting:

1. Novae
2. Asteria
3. Callisto
4. Io
5. Breathe The Sun
6. Obsidian Tears
7. Serpent
8. Hekate
9. The Secret

Ann My Guard is:

Eszter Anna Baumann (vocals, bass)
Krisztián Varga (guitars)
Benjamin Bárkányi (guitars)
Norbert Tobola (drums)

www.facebook.com/annmyguard

ROCK’N’GROWL PROMOTION
Axel Wiesenauer
Rolandstr. 1
73663 Berglen
Germany


Rock legends unite!!! Some of the most iconic performers of our time have come together to form The Rock Pack! 

The incredible lineup features: 
Fee Waybill lead singer of THE TUBES
Gregg Rollie original lead singer of SANTANA
Lou Gramm the original voice of FOREIGNER
Robin Zander lead singer of CHEAP TRICK
Steve Augeri former lead vocalist of JOURNEY
John Payne former lead vocalist of ASIA

"I decided to create a unique concert concept that was start to finish full of monster hits by iconic vocalists," explains John Payne, The Rock Pack creator.

Huge screens adorn the stage and the set contains an area where each singer briefly talks about their career before launching into some of their most revered songs. Classics such as I Wanna Know What Love Is (with a gospel choir), I Want You to Want Me, Don't Stop Believing, Heat of the Moment, She's A Beauty, Black Magic Woman and many more will be performed. 

Payne continues, "I wanted the Classic Rock fans of Phoenix to enjoy the hit songs of some of our most iconic bands and if you like Foreigner, Journey, Cheap Trick, Asia, Santana and The Tubes then COMERICA THEATRE on Friday 16th of December is the place to be."

The Rock Pack Concert
at Comerica Theatre Phoenix
Friday the 16th of December 2016

On Friday December 16th The Rock Pack hits town. Prepare for an extraordinary unprecedented concert at Phoenix's beautiful Comerica Theatre. Iconic Singers will perform Iconic Songs in a two hour hit laden Classic Rock extravaganza.

All ages show starts at 8pm with doors at 7pm

Tickets available at Ticketmaster.com and Comerica Theatre Box Office 1-800-745-3000
Direct link at http://www.ticketmaster.com/search?tm_link=tm_homeA_header_search&user_input=the+rock+pack&q=the+rock+pack

The Rock Pack: www.therockpack.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, click here









Loyal fans of THE NEAL MORSE BAND singer/guitarist/keyboardist Neal Morse, drummer Mike Portnoy, bassist Randy George, keyboardist Bill Hubauer and guitarist Eric Gillette have been extremely patient since the announcement was made in September that a new album was coming. 
Soon after, the band has released four videos to give them a taste of what to expect, and the resulting praise online has been overwhelming. A fifth video premiered on PROG’s website this morning for “The Man In The Iron Cage.” 

THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM, a double-disc concept album, has been released on Radiant Records via Metal Blade Records/SONY. 
It’s the eighth studio album with Morse, Portnoy and George, and the second as a true collaboration with this current lineup. Clocking in at over 100 minutes, this amazing piece of prog storytelling will leave you breathless, exhilarated, amused and fulfilled in a way that only inspired music can. It’s available in various formats: a two CD package, a Special Edition with the two CDs and “The Making Of A Dream” DVD, or as three vinyl records along with two CDs.

THE NEAL MORSE BAND tours worldwide almost yearly and continues to grow in popularity, attracting new listeners everywhere they go. The band has toured in North America, Central America, Europe, Israel, Mexico and India. The shows are filled with excited and extremely loyal fans, some which have regularly traveled very long distances to see the band. The band has an extensive catalog of live shows on Blu-Ray and DVD as well. 

Their latest round of worldwide tour dates start January 14, 2017 in Morse’s current hometown of Nashville, TN. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks on the band’s official website.

DATE CITY VENUE

Sat 1/14 Nashville, TN TBA 
Tue 1/17 Seattle, WA Triple Door
Wed 1/18 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
Sat 1/21 Whittier, CA The Center Theatre
Sun 1/22 Phoenix, AZ Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse
Tue 1/24 Denver, CO The Oriental Theater
Wed 1/25 Dallas, TX Curtain Club
Thu 1/26 St. Louis, MO Delmar Hall
Fri 1/27 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theater
Sat 1/28 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
Mon 1/30 Toronto, ONT. Mod Room
Tue 1/31 Montreal, QUE. Club Soda
Wed 2/1 Quebec City, QUE. Salle Jean-Paul Tardif
Thu 2/2 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
Fri 2/3 Washington, D.C. State Theater
Sat 2/4 Atlanta, GA City Winery
Feb 7 – 11 Tampa, FL Cruise To the Edge

Wed 3/22 Barcelona, Spain Apolo
Thu 3/23 Milan, Italy TBA
Fri 3/24 Pratteln, Switzerland Z7
Sat 3/25 Aschaffenburg, Germany Colo-Saal
Sun 3/26 Berlin, Germany Lido
Tue 3/28 Warsaw, Poland Progresja Music Zone
Wed 3/29 Hamburg, Germany Markthalle
Thu 3/30 Verviers, Belgium Spirit of 66
Fri 3/31 Cologne, Germany Stollwerck
Sat 4/1 Malmo, Sweden KB
Sun 4/2 Tilburg, Netherlands O13
Tue 4/4 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Rockhal
Wed 4/5 Paris, France Divan Du Monde
Thu 4/6 Birmingham, U.K. O2 Academy 2
Fri 4/7 Glasgow, U.K. O2 ABC 1
Sat 4/8 Manchester, U.K. O2 Ritz
Sun 4/9 London, U.K. O2 Islington Academy
Mon 4/12 Tel Aviv, Israel Havana Club

Sun 5/6 Gettysburg, PA Rites of Spring festival

www.nealmorseband.com
www.facebook.com/nealmorse
www.twitter.com/nealmorse
www.instagram.com/neal_morse_official
www.youtube.com/NealMorseMusic
www.radiantrecords.com