Mirko DeFox and X-HERO to celebrate the 30 years since the release of the debut album, dated 1987, publish a EP entitled "Cosmic Virgin" with two unpublished tracks, "My ship knows" and "Long legs Razorblade" recorded in the middle of the years 2000 at the Vision Studios in Vicenza.

As Mirko tells, the band's repertoire was moving with melodic Hard Rock tunes with finest Prog Metal and Fusion.
Mirko's constant search for stylistic solutions away from homologation with trends and genres of the moment, leads him to create a different, visceral album where the glories of the past are barely perceptible, and the shades, riffs and arrangements so they become a chaotic collection of unexpressed moods.
For a variety of reasons, the album will never see the light but after a decade, some recordings will be released in the form of EP.



The song "My ship knows" is an explicit metaphor on the journey of humanity in search of a truth until now denied, while "Long legs Razorblade" evokes contradictions of sometimes life-threatening, sometimes deadly and relentless life.
With Mirko DeFox the line-up was completed by Herman Tonini (current band axeman) and Paris Bertoldo on guitars, Davide Pangrazzi on drums and Ivano Pangrazzi on bass.
The X-HERO performed live in northern Italy and in Slovenia and Croatia, to remember the performances of the 2005 and 2007 editions of the 80's Italian Metal Legion Festival, in 2005 the 80's Italian Metal Legion WINTER's Season, concerts with Bud Tribe, Rain, Dark Ages, Heat, Rosko's.

The visonary cover artwork is made by the extraordinary RRR Remi Real Rock for ANL.

The official release date is November 19, 2017, and the product will be distributed around the world on the best digital stores, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Google Play Music and many more.

www.x-hero.it
https://www.facebook.com/xhero2020


A rumors from european media talks about a strange entity in the world of music, called PC-NEWTON
A project that launch a personal musical proposals, secret languages, visionarity, intergalactic trip  a mix of electronic mood, deep waves, evocative vocals, these are ideal vibrations to get lost in the cyberspace.

The debut single titled "Uncut" will be available on November 2017 via Eur Records.

In the beautiful artwork the name of the band is written with a non-decipherable font.

Connect with them through FB:
https://www.facebook.com/PC-Newton-235950190255887





2016’s seemingly never ending list of celebrity deaths hit music and film fans hard all over the world, but none more so than Australia’s psych-pop songwriter, Pluto Jonze, who was inspired to pay homage to his idol, David Bowie, through his new swagger-filled single ‘Swingin’ Like I’m Bowie’.

Watch the video for ‘Swingin’ Like I’m Bowie’ here

Having been in the process of building name for himself In Australia since 2012, with reasonable success, Pluto Jonze is looking to cement himself on the scene and break out into wider audiences across the world with his groove-heavy brand of psych-pop that takes influence from the likes of Beck, The Beatles, and of course, Bowie himself. Pluto feels this is the most accurate label for describing his music, yet within this ‘pop’ umbrella, he favours strong melodies and hooks, often driven by psychedelic production elements and lyrics.

‘Swingin’ Like I’m Bowie’ is powered by funk-laden guitars and a powerful beat that quickly make way for Jonze’s rock-tinged vocals and spacey synths which take centre stage during the memorable chorus. Pluto then throws himself fully into realms of psychedelia with the addition of the rarely used theremin for the bridge, displaying his experimental nature as a musician.

Jonze recalled that: ‘Last year sucked, I couldn’t listen to any of his songs (Bowie) without this sadness pinching me. Anyways, I’m over that and can now appreciate with clear eyes how he wanted his art to transcend himself and live on. He pushed the artistic envelope right to the end and this song is a celebration of that intent.’

The new track is accompanied by a trippy, kaleidoscopic video, which draws on the visuals from Bowie’s ‘Let’s Dance’. Whilst visiting his girlfriend at her medical placement in an Aboriginal community in Australia’s Northern Territory, Jonze met local producer, Donovan, who after having a few jam sessions with, helped Pluto find the ideal location and permissions to shoot his video in the spectacular scenery of the outback.

Pluto Jonze is also heading to the UK this summer for a few dates alongside fellow Australian cover band, Furnace and The Fundamentals. You can see his dates below:
Dates:
Sun 6 Aug - The Islington, London
Tue 8 Aug - The Islington, London
Wed 23 Aug - The Portland Arms, Cambridge


Links:
https://www.facebook.com/plutojonze
https://twitter.com/PlutoJonze
https://www.instagram.com/plutojonze

https://soundcloud.com/pluto-jonze
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCp3t8z68ws
https://plutojonze.bandcamp.com
https://open.spotify.com/artist/6DRm66ULaD9MVnfZ4TBfmF



British rock legends UFO offer up their first ever covers album paying homage to a dozen of their personal favorites! “The Salentino Cuts” includes several unexpected choices such as Mad Seasons's “River Of Deceit,” John Mellencamp's “Paper In Fire,” and Bill Withers' “Ain't No Sunshine” alongside more traditional but nonetheless thrilling versions such as The Yardbirds' “Heartful Of Soul,” ZZ Top's “Just Got Paid” and lots more!

UFO's current line-up features original members Phil Mogg on vocals and Andy Parker on drums. Keyboardist/guitarist Paul Raymond joined the band in 1976. Lead guitarist Vinnie Moore has been a permanent member of the group since 2003, and American bassist Rob De Luca joined the fold in 2012. 

Vinnie says, “Making this covers record was a blast for me. I thoroughly enjoyed putting a little of my own spin on these tunes that I grew up with. I played ZZ Top and Robin Trower songs about a gazzilion times onstage over the years. it was great to actually get to record some of my old faves.”

UFO's “The Salentino Cuts” will be released on September 29th and will be available on both CD & 2 limited vinyl pressings, one splatter vinyl and one white vinyl!

Track List:
1. Heartful Of Soul
2. Break On Through (To The Other Side)
3. River Of Deceit
4. The Pusher
5. Paper In Fire
6. Rock Candy
7. Mississippi Queen
8. Ain't No Sunshine
9. Honey-Bee
10. Too Rolling Stoned
11. Just Got Paid
12. It's My Life

In September & October, the band will be embarking on a monster tour of North America with fellow classic rockers Saxon!

UFO European tour dates:

August 11 - Leyendas del Rock Festival XII - Villena - Spain
August 13 - Alcatraz Open Air- Kortrijk - Belgium
September 7 - Germany - Dortmund - Musiktheater Piano
September 8 - Holland - Eindhoven - Cityrock Festival 
September 9 - Holland - Leeuwarden - Cityrock Festival
September 10 - France - Raismes - Raismes Fest
September 12 - England - Southampton - The Brook
September 14 - England - Dorking - Dorking Halls 
September 15 - England - Holmfirth - Picturedrome
September 16 - England - Northampton - Roadmender



UFO & SAXON US Tour Dates - Round 2:

September 22 - Newton, NJ - Newton Theater
September 23 - Huntington, NY - Paramount Theater
September 24 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
September 26 - Philadelphia, PA - Theater Of The Living Arts
September 28 - Plymouth, NH - Flying Monkey
September 29 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
September 30 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
October 1 - Portland, ME - Aura
October 3 - Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
October 4 - Montreal, QU - Corona Theatre
October 6 - Flint, MI - Machine Shop
October 7 - Traverse City, MI - Ground Zero
October 8 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
October 9 - Akron, OH - Tangier Cabaret Room
October 11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Jergels
October 12 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
October 13 - Merrillville, IN - Star Plaza
October 14 - Indianapolis, IN - The Egyptian

UFO was formed in London in 1969. They became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the new wave of British heavy metal. Over a career spanning 48 years, UFO has released 22 studio albums, 14 live recordings and 16 compilation albums. They achieved success with several albums and singles in the UK and US Top 40 charts, and have sold over 10 million records worldwide. UFO is considered one of the classic hard rock acts, and have influenced many notable rock bands. The band was ranked number 84 on VH1's “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.”

For more information:
http://www.ufo-music.info/
http://www.ufo.band

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Los Angeles CA 90025
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COLDSPELL is finally back! For the fourth time the band from the land of ice and snow up in the north of Sweden is going to bring the world 12 songs that will melt a rocking heart. Titled “A New World Arise” the band has captured emotions of a world going crazy and finding peace in the wilderness. The first single/video “Call of the Wild” will is out now on July 28th.

'Call Of The Wild' music video: 





The album was recorded at various studios throughout Sweden and once again mixed by Tommy Hansen (Pretty Maids, Helloween, Jorn) and will be released in September 2017.

Coldspell is:

Niclas Svedentorp – Vocals
Michael Larsson – Guitars
Chris Goldsmith – Bass
Per Johansson – Drums



With three albums released so far the wait is over. Coldspell are ready to strike again with the brand new album titled “A New World Arise”. This is stunning recording that features 12 new songs of epic proportions and it’s going to put ColdSpell firmly on the map. This is Scandinavian melodic rock of the highest order and will be a strong contender for the hard rock album of 2017.

www.facebook.com/ColdSpell-164708699316
www.coldspell.se


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Esoteric Antenna & Cherry Red Records are very pleased to announce the release of the new album by Italian Progressive Rock legends Acqua Fragile.

A New Chant features original members Piero Canavera, Franz Dondi and Bernardo Lanzetti, who have reunited after forty-four years to record brand new material. The project is also notable for the presence of some very special guests, including Pete Sinfield, Nick Clabburn, Tango Spleen and Grammy Award winning drummer Jonathan Mover. Acqua Fragile - A New Chant is released on Esoteric Antenna on October 14th 2017.


PFM signs worldwide deal with InsideOutMusic

PFM (Premiata Forneria Marconi), the most famous Italian rock band in the world and InsideOutMusic are proud to announce their partnership to release the band’s upcoming albums worldwide!

PFM began writing their new opus, entitled “Emotional Tattoos”, in 2016, started recording in early 2017 and are about to finalize it in July! The worldwide release is currently planned for late October.

Drummer and singer Franz Di Cioccio commented: "We are delighted to be a part of the InsideOutMusic family! We have created a powerful record that will bring the sound and creative energy of PFM all over the world."

Patrick Djivas, bass player and co-author of the music, added: "I am very excited to sign with such an important record company. I’m looking forward to the opportunity of playing our new songs for our audience all over the world.”

Thomas Waber, Label Manager and Head of A&R at InsideOutMusic says: “We are really excited to be working with this legendary Italian band. Their passion and fire still burns very bright!”

PFM is a very eclectic and exuberant musical group with a distinctive style that impressively combines rock, progressive, and classical music into one mesmerizing sonic entity. Formed in 1971, the band quickly gained a prominent place on the international scene by making it to the Billboard charts (for 1973’s “Photos Of Ghosts”), and winning a Gold record in Japan while constantly ruling the charts in their home country until today. Recently, PFM were honored with position #50 in the “UK Classic Rock Hall of Fame” of the 100 most important artists in the world.

“Emotional Tattoos”, PFM’s new album, marks the return of the band’s trademark sound after two more experimental releases: “PFM in Classic, from Mozart to Celebration”, dedicated to leading European classical music composers; and “States of Imagination”, a journey of sound and images comprising eight short movies, each with a different theme and atmosphere.
“Emotional Tattoos” finds its inspiration in a compassionate and wide look at the predicament of our planet and humanity as well as on the relationship between music and dreaming. The album’s sound is energetic, imaginative and encompassing, inviting all listeners to really sink into its musical facets and stories. These are not just songs: these are emotional tattoos you can feel on your skin.

https://www.facebook.com/premiataforneriamarconiofficial




Legendary rock vocalist Graham Bonnet is back with a new band and an exciting new album titled 'The Book'.

The 'Graham Bonnet Band', features of course Graham Bonnet vocals, Beth-Ami Heavenstone on bass, Joey Tafolla on lead guitar, ex-Alcatrazz man Jimmy Waldo on keys, and Mark Benquechea on Drums. 
  
They promise a powerful set-list showcasing Graham's extraordinary career performing the songs the way you know them. 
Born in Skegness, England (December 1947), Bonnet enjoyed his first chart success with The Marbles, his first single with them – ‘Only One Woman’, penned by the Bee Gees – becoming a top 5 UK hit in 1968.  After a spell recording advertising jingles, he appeared in the 1974 British comedy film ‘Three for All’ as lead singer of a fictional band called Billy Beethoven, receiving a rave review for his performance! Bonnet’s subsequent career has seen him work with some of the best musicians in the business, including guitar virtuosos Ritchie Blackmore Michael Schenker, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai and Chris Impellitteri... drummers Cozy Powell and Ted McKenna, bassists Roger Glover and Chris Glen and keyboard player Don Airey. 

He is well known as the voice on a number of classic heavy rock albums including Rainbow’s ‘Down to Earth’ (1979), Michael Schenker Group’s ‘Assault Attack’ (1982), Alcatrazz’s ‘No Parole for Rock ‘n’ Roll’ (1983) and ‘Disturbing the Peace’ (1985). 
Rainbow’s ‘Down to Earth’ spawned two hit singles, a cover of Russ Ballard’s ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’ and ‘All Night Long’. During his time with Rainbow, Bonnet also headlined the inaugural Monsters of Rock Festival at Castle Donington in the UK. Singles from the first two studio Alcatrazz albums, ‘Island in the Sun’ (from ‘No Parole …’ and ‘God Blessed Video’ (from ‘Disturbing the Peace’), became staples of MTV, then in its infancy. 

Bonnet has maintained an active solo presence throughout most of his career, releasing albums periodically including the eponymous ‘Graham Bonnet’ (1977), which was a hit in Australia, ‘No Bad Habits’ (1978), ‘Line-Up’ (1981), ‘Here Comes the Night’ (1991), ‘Underground’ (1997) and ‘The Day I Went Mad’ (1999). The single ‘Night Games’ (from the ‘Line Up’ album) reached number 6 in the UK charts. 
He has recorded and toured with a wide-range of other artists and released albums with bands such as Impellitteri, Forcefield, Blackthorne and Japanese legends Anthem. 
Bonnet has a powerful and distinctive vocal style and, indeed, a distinctive image – preferring to let the music, rather than the conventional heavy metal look, do the talking.
The Graham Bonnet Band has spent the last 18 months touring solidly around the world, with performances at several major European festivals including an acclaimed set at Sweden Rock 2016. 
The debut Graham Bonnet Band album 'The Book' sees Graham returning in fine form, with an album that is his best in decades. 
11 new tracks that will blow heavy rock fans away!
Also included with the new album is a 16 track cd of re-recorded classic tracks from Graham's career.

CURRENT TOUR DATES:

JULY
15th: Bang Your Head Festival, GERMANY **Graham Bonnet performing with Michael Schenker Fest** 
21st: John Smith Festival, Finland 
23rd: Suncastle, Skegness U.K. 
24th: Biekeller, Bristol U.K. 
25th: Sin City, Swansea U.K. 
26th: Fibbers, York U.K. 
27th: Robin 2, Bilston U.K. 
28th: Ramblin' Man Fair, Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent U.K. 
29th: Rock And Blues Festival, Coney Grey Showground, Derbyshire U.K. 
30th: The Tivoli, Buckley U.K.

Connect with Graham Bonnet and the Graham Bonnet Band Here :
www.facebook.com/grahambonnetmusic
www.facebook.com/grahambonnetofficial






Listen to "Dreamer" from Jessie Galante's new album "The Show Must Go On" 

Produced and mixed by Larry Swist (Lou Gramm, Spyro Gyra, Tina Turner), Dreamer is about overpowering a possessive, toxic and emotionally abusive relationship with the strength and tenacity to break free.

Written by Roberto Sterpetti, Enrico Scutti and Jessie Galante. Recorded at Mission Sound Studios, NY and Memphis Recording Studios, Italy by Jack Daley-Bass, Brian Delaney-Drums, Synthesizer programming-Enrico Scutti, background vocals Roberto Sterpetti, Enrico Scutti and Jessie Galante. All vocals produced by Roberto Sterpetti and Enrico Scutti.




Dreamer is a solid mid-tempo rock song with guitar driven alternate with melodic choruses characterized by Jessie’s powerful voice.
 Watch the video
The cross-continental produced CD "The Show Must Go On" takes soul rock singer Jessie Galante on new journey in honor of late husband double platinum producer Larry Swist.
The full-length, 11-track album release, “The Show Must Go On” was recorded in various cities and countries from NYC to Rome. The album embodies a universal flare of many genres, all embracing Galante's distinctive soulful voice.
Larry Swist's (Lou Gramm, Spyro Gyra, Chuck Mangione, Tina Turner) production is augmented by a high-profile international team of songwriters, performers, producers and mixers. Jack Daley-bassist (Lenny Kravitz, Joss Stone); Rob Bailey - guitarist (Anastacia, Aerosmith) and guitarist Marc Ribler (Mitch Malloy, Lee Aaron).  

Mixing several tracks is 14 time Grammy-award winner Mick Guzauski (Daft Punk, Eric Clapton, One Direction, Michael Jackson, Madonna).
Swist's European production team includes Dutch luminary guitarist Joop Wolters; from Italy singer guitarist Roberto Sterpetti (San Remo, Benedetta Giovagnini); singer Enrico Scutti (Figure of Six) and singer, keyboardist Alessandro Del Vecchio (Fergie Frederiksen, Neal Schon, Joe Lynn Turner, Glenn Hughes), guitarist Mario Percudani (Mitch Malloy, Ted Poley, Hungryheart), bassist Anna Portalupi (Hardline, Tarja Turunen) and drummer Alessandro Mori (Glenn Hughes, Ted Poley).
Included is a new track with Galante's dynamic production team inspired by members of her musical family; (LA) film composer, orchestrator, performer Rossano Galante (Live Free or Die Hard, The Wolverine, The Shallows, Avengers); (NYC) recording, production,producer, performer, Giuseppe Galante, including performances by Carmelo Galante, Joey Jr. Galante and Charlie Galante.    
                                                                                              
Also included are Buffalo born legendary bassist, Billy Sheehan (Talas, Van Halen, Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs); Buffalo, NY engineer Mike Rorick (Living Colour, John Jessel-Toto, Ani DiFranco) with Galante's vocals produced by multi-platinum award winner Armand Petri (Goo Goo Dolls, 10,000 Maniacs, Denny Laine).

TRACKLIST

1.) Diamond In The Sky
2.) Dreamer
3.) Border Song
4.) Drown
5.) Mamma (I Get A Little Crazy)
6.) More Like Love Divine
7.) Mamma Said
8.) Remains Of The Day
9.) The Show Must Go On
10.) Beautiful Man
11.) Nights In White Satin

Bonus Track (Japan):
12.) Sting Like A Bee

Info :
www.tanzanmusic.com   
www.jessiegalante.com




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