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MUSICIANS PAY TRIBUTE TO JIMI JAMISON AND FERGIE FREDERIKSEN WITH A SPECIAL, LIMITED EDITION RELEASE AT THE FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL II

Posted in Music, Hard Rock, rock music, classic rock, melodic rock with tags , , , , on February 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Frontiers Music SRL is honored to present a special tribute album conceived by iconic Grammy Award winner and founding member of Ides of March, Survivor and Pride of Lions, Jim Peterik, featuring an impressive array of guest musicians. The CD, titled “Torch: The Music Remembers Jimi Jamison and Fergie Frederiksen”, will be limited to 500 copies, to be sold exclusively at the Frontiers Rock Festival II, held at the LIVE MUSIC CLUB in Trezzo sull’Adda in Milan, Italy on April 11 and 12th, 2015.

Just as the musical influence of Dennis “Fergie” Frederiksen (of Le Roux, Angel, Toto, Frederiksen /Phillips, Mecca and Frederiksen/Denander) and Jimi Jamison (of Target, Cobra and Survivor) reverberated inside the melodic rock community, news of their passing within months of one another in 2014 sent waves of disbelief and sorrow throughout the brotherhood of singers, songwriters and musicians who had been touched by their talent and their spirit. The loss so profoundly impacted Peterik’s core that it was difficult at first to imagine a universe in which their lights no longer shined. After filtering his grief through the cathartic process of songwriting, Jim found solace by gathering a group of mutual friends to commemorate their departed comrades the only way they knew how – with music.

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Peterik recently produced and co-wrote the debut album “Risk Everything” to introduce the world to the stunning, 5-octave tenor of singer Marc Scherer, who will appear onstage with headliners Pride of Lions at the Frontiers Rock Festival II. Scherer is a featured performer on Torch: The Music Remembers Jimi Jamison and Fergie Frederiksen, along with stars like Dave Bickler of Survivor, Kelly Keagy of Night Ranger, Bill Champlin of Chicago, David Pack from Ambrosia, Mike Reno of Loverboy, Bobby Kimball of Toto, Bruce Gaitsch of Chicago, Alessandro Del Vecchio of Hardline and Ricky Phillips of Styx.

As Peterik explains, ‘Hopefully, these songs and heartfelt performances will bring healing to all those suffering losses in their lives, as well as serve as a celebration of life itself.’

The album is comprised of four new songs and six alternate versions of previously recorded numbers, (never before heard in Europe), along with seven classics distilled from Jimi and Fergie’s most recent releases on the Frontiers label.

Passionate and intensely personal, this collection speaks to the heart of anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Torch: the Music Remembers Jimi Jamison and Fergie Frederiksen [Fergie Frederiksen (Official Fan Page)] resists the temptation to wallow in sadness, choosing instead to joyously celebrate two beautiful souls who made the world a better place through the transcendent, healing power of song.

Please enjoy an EPK trailer of the album below:

Tracklist:

1.) The Music Remembers (A new song featuring Lars Säfsund and Robert Säll of Work of Art)

2.) Heaven Passes the Torch (A new song featuring Marc Scherer, Mike Reno, Bobby Kimball Official Facebook, Bill Champlin and Jim Peterik’s Official Page)

3.) Never Too Late (Taken from the Jimi Jamison album by the same name)

4.) I’ll Be the One (Taken from the Fergie Frederiksen album, Any Given Moment)

5.) Crossroads Moment (Torch Remix) (Previously unreleased – Original version included on the Jimi Jamison album by the same name)

6.) Follow Your Heart (From the Fergie Frederiksen album, Happiness is the Road)

7.) Heaven on Earth (From the Pride of Lions album, The Roaring of Dreams)

8.) Never Enough (A new song, featuring David Pack, formerly of Ambrosia)

9.) Last Battle of My War – Fergie and Friends Version – (Previously unreleased; featuring Bill Champlin, Alessandro Del Vecchio, Bruce Gaitsch, Ricky Phillips and Jim Peterik. Original version was included on the Fergie Frederiksen album, Any Given Moment)

10.) As Is – Treasure Beneath the Tears Mix (Previously unreleased; original version was included on the Jimi Jamison album, Crossroads Moment)

11.) Happiness is the Road (From the Fergie Frederiksen album of the same name)

12.) You’re in Our Hearts (A new song featuring Marc Scherer)

13.) Long Road Home (From the album World Stage, featuring Jim Peterik and Kelly Keagy of Night Ranger)

14.) Alive (Original European Bonus Track from the Jimi Jamison album, Crossroads Moment)

15.) When the Battle is Over (From the Fergie Frederiksen album, Any Given Moment)

16.) Streets of Heaven (Original Japanese Bonus Track from the Jimi Jamison album, Crossroads Moment)

17.) Ever Since the World Began (Previously unreleased version, featuring Dave Bickler)

Web links:

www.facebook.com/officialjimpeterik www.frontiersrockfestival.com

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Source: Frontiers Music SRL

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Website: http://www.frontiers.it/

MetalOdyssey

REST IN PEACE, JIMI JAMISON.

REST IN PEACE, FERGIE FREDERIKSEN.

Stone.

FM – Melodic Rock Legends Releasing “Heroes & Villains” On April 17th, via Frontiers Music Srl

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, melodic rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on February 9, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Arguably the UK’s finest purveyors of Melodic Rock music, FM will release their new studio album “Heroes & Villains” on April 17th in Europe and April 21st in North America.

‘Heroes & Villains’ is FM’s (FM official) first release since signing to Frontiers Music Srl, and follows the band’s highly acclaimed 2014 E.P. ‘Futurama’ and sell-out UK arena tour with Foreigner and Europe. FM’s UK tour kicks-off in Bristol on Friday, 1st May, and includes dates in Wolverhampton, Portsmouth, Nottingham, Glasgow, Newcastle and Manchester, with the final night of the tour taking place at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on Sunday, 10th May and will be anticipated by the band’s eagerly awaited performance at the Frontiers Rock Festival in Trezzo sull’Adda (Milan) Italy on April 11th.

The fourth album since FM reformed in 2007, “Heroes and Villains” sees FM staying true to their musical legacy, offering their classic sound updated, with great songwriting and performances spiced-up by the golden voice of lead vocalist Steve Overland. Self-produced, the recording session took place at Tremolo Studios, before being mixed and mastered at Abbey Road Studios.

The album EPK can be enjoyed below:

Looking forward to the release of ‘Heroes and Villains’, Steve Overland said, “I think we have managed to capture the best elements of what the band are about in 2015. We had great fun making the record and we are all very proud of the finished result. There are big rock anthems in tracks like ‘Diggin’ Up The Dirt’ and ‘Fire and Rain’, and many melodic songs with FM’s trademark hooks and vocal harmonies. There are also not one, but two ballads. One of these (Walking With Angels) is a stripped-down acoustic song, which is something a little different for us.”

The band’s drummer, Pete Jupp, added: “After our shows in November the band was white-hot and the creative juices were in full flow, so the writing and recording process for Heroes and Villains was a prolific and painless affair. We’re looking forward to getting back out on tour, straining at the leash.”

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Merv Goldsworthy, FM’s bassist, agrees: “All the songs all came together really quickly and the recording of the album went without a hitch. Once we started getting the mixes back of the first few songs we knew we were onto something. Heroes & Villains is a little rockier and a little more up tempo than Rockville, and that suits me fine! I’m really looking forward to touring this album this year – bring it on!”

Guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick confirmed what FM fans already know: “We’re on a roll! Some of the tracks on this album are better than anything that the band has ever produced, and Steve’s voice is as good as ever.”

Keyboard player Jem Davis, who has given the album a retro sheen by incorporating a Moog, Mellotron and a healthy dose of Hammond organ, is equally excited: “The band is on fire and the new album sounds HUGE! I think this is going to be an amazing year for FM!”

Listen to and watch the music video for Cold Hearted:

FM – HEROES AND VILLAINS TOUR DATES:

March 13 – Bedford, Esquires UK

March 14 – Pwllheli, HRH AOR 3 – Hafan Y Mor Holiday Park UK

April 3 – Grimsby Yardbirds UK

April 4 – Nantwich, Nantwich Jazz Festival Civic Hall UK

April 11- Trezzo SUll’Adda (Milano) Frontiers Rock Festival Live Club Italy

May 1 – Bristol, Bierkeller UK

May 2– Wolverhampton, Robin 2 UK

May 3 – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms UK

May 5 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms UK

May 6 – Glasgow, Classic Grand UK

May 8 – Newcastle, O2 Academy UK

May 9 – Manchester, Academy 2 UK

May 10 – London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire UK

June 21 –Dessel, Graspop Metal Meeting Belgium

July 25 – Maidstone, Ramblin’ Man Fair Mote Park UK

FM ONLINE:

Website: www.fmofficial.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/FMofficial

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FMofficial

YouTube: www.youtube.com/FMofficialTV

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Source:

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Website: http://www.frontiers.it/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE FM.

LONG LIVE MELODIC ROCK ‘N’ ROLL.

Stone.

WITHIN TEMPTATION – New Album “Hydra” Is In Stores Now; Here’s Where To Purchase It…

Posted in Hard Rock, melodic metal, melodic rock, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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WITHIN TEMPTATION – Need help finding HYDRA at your local music stores and online? Check out this list of retailers that are unleashing the beast! http://bit.ly/wt-hydra-usa-retailers

Order Hydra now, from Within Temptation’s website: www.within-temptation.com/orderhydra

Download Within Temptation’s new album ‘Hydra’ on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/wthydra

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Source: Within Temptation Facebook

Facebook: Within Temptation

Website: http://www.within-temptation.com

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USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE WITHIN TEMPTATION.

Stone.

INHALE THE FALL “Weak” Music Video Is Out! Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock videos, melodic metal, melodic rock, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock videos with tags , , , , , on June 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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INHALE THE FALL – Melodic Hard Rock and Melodic Metal fans get prepared. INHALE THE FALL have entered the Metal building. They’re new music video for their new song Weak is a totality of melodically heavy bliss. Both song and video = quality enriched. This Irish band should be on ALL Rock, Hard Rock and Metal aficionado’s radars… they have that much sumptuous crossover appeal!

Jenny O’ Keeffe on vocals may have some Lzzy Hale appeal to her tones; only this original gal comes across as a legitimate contender for Heavy Rock’s top 20 female vocalist list… in our Metal future. This is a very astute band and I’m ready for more! Read below for a more detailed background on INHALE THE FALL. Take a listen and look below to the Weak music video and crank ‘er up high! Metal be thy name.

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While playing in various local bands Eibhlin Palfrey and Pavol Rosa decided to reach out and find a new sound. Inhale The Fall, the duo’s first major musical exploration emerges from the ashes and takes to the Cork (Ireland) music scene. The band’s video release, Weak, released June 2013, is an eclectic version of the Skunk Anansie track . Full of melodic arrangements with soaring vocals reminiscent of Halestorm and Guano Apes, this track will do Cork proud.

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INHALE THE FALL:

Jenny O’ Keeffe - Vocals

Pavol Rosa - Guitars

Eibhlin Palfrey - Bass

Branko Surmaj - Drums

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Utilizing a Cork based production team Epic Productions, Inhale The Fall explodes on to the Cork music scene with  a hauntingly eerie music video that touches on disturbing issues that reflect people’s social lives today.

In an age of sludgy power chords, Inhale The Fall represents a needed breath of fresh air, where melody, lyrics, and song writing are just as important as loud guitars and a solid rhythm section.

Along with the newest video release, Inhale The Fall are determined to continue to take charge of that space in your head where the madness lives and Rock wants to thrive. The single Is available on iTunes along with other digital retailers, for more information on the forthcoming E.P. look up http://www.inhalethefall.com

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For more info on INHALE THE FALL, click on the link below!

Facebook: Inhale The Fall

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LONG LIVE INHALE THE FALL.

Stone.

EVILYN STRANGE – Announce Third Single ‘Everything’ From Forthcoming Album ‘Mourning Phoebe’

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, melodic rock, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock singles with tags , , , , , , on April 7, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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EVILYN STRANGE are proud to announce their new single, Everything through Thirteen772 Music. The digital only single is taken from the band’s forthcoming debut album, Mourning Phoebe.  This follows on from the recent success of the song, ‘Love Finds You’, which hit number 4 on the Rock/Metal Hot New Release Chart over at Amazon (UK). The release is also a good opportunity to thank the internet radio stations, DJ’s and websites who have supported the band.

“We really appreciate the contribution that those guys make. They enable people to hear what we do and, just as importantly, let them know that we exist!” says Phillip Strange (vocals/bass).

Alongside Phillip, the band also features Al Strange (drums, backing vocals), and Mikael Johannesson (lead guitar). The trio have co-produced eleven songs with Chris Hughes at Oscillate Studios, Manchester (UK). More details can be found at the bands Official Facebook page… Evilyn Strange

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Stone Says: Evilyn Strange has delivered once again! Everything balances a Hard Rock essence with Melodic Rock splendor. Phillip Strange has the vocals that resonate with both Classic Rock and Modern Rock grandeur, atop this textured song that also showcases the striking guitar playing of  Mikael Johannesson. This trio comprising Evilyn Strange are masterly at their craft and will continue to win fans over worldwide with such accomplished songs as Everything.

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More Info:

Official Twitter:
https://twitter.com/EvilynStrange

Spotify:
http://open.spotify.com/artist/3LMtSV4i5ZbAdCsCJJa3yB

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=ntt_srch_drd_B00898E4ES?ie=UTF8&field-keywords=Evilyn%20Strange&index=digital-music&search-type=ss

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LONG LIVE EVILYN STRANGE.

Stone.

LOVE.MIGHT.KILL “10 Mighty Killers” – Digital-Only Release Available On March 8th, 2013 via Massacre Records

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, melodic metal, melodic rock, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on February 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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LOVE.MIGHT.KILL – Releasing on March 8th, 2013, via Massacre Records, is the digital-only release from LOVE.MIGHT.KILL – 10 Mighty Killers. This digital-only offering of 10 Mighty Killers will be available for purchase on March 8th, by clicking the link below. You also can listen to samples of this fabulous compilation of LOVE.MIGHT.KILL songs by clicking the same link below:

http://massacre.musiclogistics.net/releases/20308?lang=en

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LOVE.MIGHT.KILL 10 Mighty Killers – Track Listing:

XTC

Pretty Little Mess

Restless Heart

Caught In A Dream

Burn The Night

Home

Too Big To Fall

Tomorrow Never Comes

Brace For Impact

The One

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LOVE.MIGHT.KILL:

Jan Manenti – Vocals

Stefan Ellerhorst – Guitar

Christian Stöver – Guitar

Jogi Sweers – Bass

Michael Ehré – Drums

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Source:

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For more info on LOVE.MIGHT.KILL, click on the links below!

http://www.lovemightkill.com

facebook: Love.Might.Kill

http://www.massacre-records.com

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LONG LIVE LOVE.MIGHT.KILL

Stone.

TREAT – Melodic Rock Legends Celebrating Their 30th Anniversary In 2013; Special Edition Album Package, Tour, Festival And Goodbye News Announced

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, melodic rock, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on January 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Swedish Melodic Rock legends Treat are celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2013 and announce some mouth-watering news for all their fans. Treat will release a special 30th anniversary edition package, containing a best of-album with two brand new songs and two previously unreleased songs, and their latest album “Coup de Grace”, regarded as a “masterpiece” by Classic Rock Magazine and voted “Melodic rock album of the year 2010” with an extra track.

Treat also plans a big tour, that will kick off with some major festival gigs in  the summer, and will see them rockin´on the road in to the autumn. Then it´s over. For good.

”We have a saying in Sweden: You should always leave the party when you have the most fun”, says guitarist and songwriter Anders Wikström who formed the band back in 1983 together with singer Robert Ernlund. Say what? Treat is breaking up!  Treat has never been a more tight-knit Rock’n’Roll unit than now, and the band is brimming with creativity and excitement. That´s why the band now chooses to call it a day; they want to, as they put it, ”end on a high note”.

”We´re doin’ it out of love and respect for our fans”, Anders Wikström says. ”We quit before they ask us to get the hell out. We want Treat´s legacy  to be pure Rock´n´Roll happiness!”

The decision to close down operation is most amicable, and kind of grew upon the five in the band, but when the decision was made, the band almost immediately started making plans for the farewell party next year.

”We´re going out with a bang and will give our fans a ride they didn´t even knew they wanted.”, says Anders Wikström.

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Treat, who released their classic debut album ”Scratch and Bite” back in 1985, now also introduces the new bass player Fredrik Thomander, who’s for years been close to The Band Of Brothers that Treat are: Fredrik has been co-writing songs with the band, mixed ”Coup de Grace” and has already done some gigs as a Treat Brother.

Anders Wikström (guitar and vocals), Robert Ernlund (lead vocals), Jamie Borger (drums), Patrick Appelgren (keyboards and vocals) and Fredrik Thomander (bass and vocals) take Sweden on a turbo charged Rock´n´Roll journey in 2013. There’s many ways to say goodbye.

”We wanna party with our fans”, says Robert Ernlund and adds: “The Treat’s on us”!

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(Source: Frontiers Records)

For more info on TREAT, click on the links below!

http://www.treatnews.com/

facebook: Treat

Frontiers Records facebook: http://www.frontiers.it

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LONG LIVE TREAT.

Stone.

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