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KROKUS “Dirty Dynamite” – Is A Hard Rock BLAST You Just Can’t Miss!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 4, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists! 

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KROKUS – What a primo follow-up to 2010’s studio album Hoodoo… and Dirty Dynamite is one Hard Rock blast you just can’t possibly overlook! In recent years, KROKUS have never left the building! From start to finish, Dirty Dynamite is loaded with fist-pumping, knee slapping, beer swilling, good-times Hard Rawk N’ Roll! This is an album I was praying for KROKUS to release, after such an amazing album as Hoodoo.

With Dirty Dynamite, there’s no micro-doubt in my mind that KROKUS is THE GREATEST Rock N’ Roll band to ever call Switzerland home. Hands down. Hard Rockin’ game over. When an album is this potent with psyche-you-out songs, I’m gonna blab all over creation about it and be glad I did! Dirty Dynamite was released back on March 5th of this year, in North America, via The End Records. Every Hard Rock lovin’ maniac out there MUST own Dirty Dynamite!

Guitarist Mandy Meyer returns for this 17th KROKUS studio album and the legendary Freddy Steady is not back on drums. Kosta Zafiriou fills in admirably on drums, by the way. With lineup maneuvering aside, the core of KROKUS is back on Dirty Dynamite and it’s all out-of-sight! Guitar driven, heavy bass and drums all combine with the unmistakable vocals from the legendary Marc Storace. Twelve electrified songs on this album and I’ve got KROKUS fever once again! Nobody get me no damn doctor!

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KROKUS does a stupendous job with covering the iconic Beatles timeless classic: Help! If you haven’t heard this cover song yet, trust me, it’s not what you’d expect… KROKUS have absolutely given Help! a heaping dosage of Hard Rock relevance and made it their own. It’s ostrich bump city, all over my face and arms, each time I listen to Help! covered by KROKUS. Sounds crazy? Give it a listen!! Whoa.

KROKUS has proven time and again their prominence in the world of Hard Rock; after so many decades, this legendary band deserves any and all of the accolades that are thrown their way. The vocals of Marc Storace are TOPS and these KROKUS dudes are on the top of their Hard Rockin’ game! Dirty Dynamite is 100% proof and… Metal be thy name.

Below, Turn The Volume All The Way Up For Dög Song!!!

Dirty Dynamite – Track Listing:

Hallelujah Rock N’ Roll

Go Baby Go

Rattlesnake Rumble

Dirty Dynamite

Let The Good Times Roll

Help!

Better Than Sex

Dög Song

Yellow Mary

Bailout Blues

Live Ma Life

Hardrocking Man

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Marc Storace – vocals

Chris Von Rohr – bass

Fernando Von Arb – lead guitar

Mark Kohler – rhythm guitar

Mandy Meyer – lead & rhythm guitars

GUESTS:

Kosta Zafiriou – drums

Mark Fox, Tommy Heart – vocals

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* For More Info On KROKUS:

Facebook: KROKUSonline

http://www.krokusonline.com

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THE END RECORDS:

http://www.theendrecords.com

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LONG LIVE KROKUS.

RING THAT KROKUS BELL AND TELL ALL THE POSERS TO GO TO HELL.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK THAT KICKS YOUR ASS.

Stone.

Tracii Guns’ League Of Gentlemen “The Sound” Music Video: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 24, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Tracii Guns’ League Of Gentlemen

The First Record (Shrapnel Records)

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Back on June 18th, Tracii Guns’ League Of GentlemenThe First Record was released via Shrapnel Records. What a record it is! Classic Rock is solidified, within the gilded-lined and melodic songs on The First Record; the glorious spillover of retro sound from this must-own record is captivating!

The First Record is easily one of the very best in Rock and Hard Rock albums in 2013. The vocals of Scott Foster Harris are always instantly memorable for me; he truly is one of the finest vocalists in Rock music today, in my honest opinion.

Then there is Tracii Guns. This Rock ‘N Roll legend should take his rightful bow; for this band he has assembled have created musical magic together that’s called The First Record. I pray it’s a first of many more to come. Metal be thy name.

Tracii Guns’ League Of Gentleman The Sound – Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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Tracii Guns’ League Of Gentlemen:

Tracii Guns – Guitars

Scott Foster Harris – Vocals

Doni Gray – Drums

Craig McCloskey – Bass

John Bird – Keyboards

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* Tracii Guns’ League Of Gentlemen:

Facebook: The Tracii Guns League of Gentlemen

* For more info on Scott Foster Harris:

Facebook: Scott Foster Harris

http://www.scottfosterharris.com

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LONG LIVE TRACII GUNS’ LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN.

Stone.

KING KOBRA “II” IS OUT NOW! YES, IT KICKS HARD ROCKIN’ ASS!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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KING KOBRA II IS OUT NOW!

STONE SAYS:

THIS

KING KOBRA

ALBUM

KICKS

POTENT

&

BLAZING

HARD

ROCKIN’

ASS!

‘NUFF SAID.

BUY THIS

ALBUM!!

METAL BE

THY NAME.

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Photo Credit: Denise Truscello

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KING KOBRA:

Paul Shortino – vocals

 David Michael-Philips – Guitar

Mick Sweda – Guitar

Johnny Rod – Bass Guitar

Carmine Appice – drums

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* KING KOBRA II was released on July 9th, 2013, via Frontiers Records.

* For more info on KING KOBRA:

Facebook: Official King Kobra

www.carmineappice.net

www.paulshortino.com

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FRONTIERS RECORDS:

Facebook: Frontiers Records

http://www.frontiers.it

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LONG LIVE KING KOBRA.

KING KOBRA F’N ROCKS.

Stone.

DEEP PURPLE – Current Cover Features Galore! ‘NOW What?!’ Crashes European Music Charts!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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DEEP PURPLE have once again returned to the worldwide album charts with NOW What?!, a stunning and super memorable studio album! Check out (above) and below at all the current magazine cover stories that the legendary DEEP PURPLE have been awarded!

Metal Odyssey Celebrates DEEP PURPLE! Metal be thy name!

Be sure to check out (at the bottom of this post) the European chart debuts for NOW What?!

For more on this (above) issue of Metal Hammer:

Metal Hammer Poland – http://www.metalmind.pl/metalhammer/

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For more on this issue of Sweden Rock Magazine:

http://www.swedenrockmagazine.com/

facebook: Sweden Rock Magazine

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For more info on this issue of Classic Rock:

Order here: http://classicrockmag.de/shopping/

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For more on this issue of InRock:

http://www.inrock.ru/

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For more info on this issue of Rock Hard:

Order here: http://www.copotesi.sk/obchod/action/productdetail/oc/1315/product/rock-hard-vol15-april-maj-duben-kveten-2013.xhtml

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For more info on this issue of Rock & Pop:

http://www.rockandpop.cz/

Deep Purple - Scream Magazine - promo cover - 2013

For more info on this issue of Scream Magazine:

www.screammagazine.com

Deep Purple - Lust For Life - magazine cover - 2013

For more info on this issue of Lust For Life:

http://www.lustforlifemagazine.nl/

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For more info on this issue of Aardschok:

http://aardschok.com/

CHECK OUT BELOW THE IMPRESSIVE EUROPEAN CHART DEBUTS FOR NOW WHAT?!

Deep Purple - Now What?! - Europe Chart Positions

A HUGE METAL CONGRATULATIONS TO DEEP PURPLE!

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Deep Purple – NOW What?!

Released in North America on April 30th, 2013, via Eagle Rock Entertainment.

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DEEP PURPLE:

Ian Gillan – vocals

Roger Glover – bass

Steve Morse – guitar

Ian Paice – drums

Don Airey – keyboards

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For more info on DEEP PURPLE, click on the links below!

http://www.deeppurple-nowwhat.com

facebook: Deep Purple

www.deeppurple.com

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LONG LIVE DEEP PURPLE.

HARD ROCK & HEAVY METAL LEGENDS.

Stone.

KING KOBRA – “II” Due For Release In July On Frontiers Records

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of KING KOBRA’s new studio album II on July 5th in Europe and July 9th in North America.

King Kobra’s long-awaited reunion album “King Kobra” (s/t) released on Frontiers Records in 2011, left no doubt that this was a band to be reckoned with. Even though nearly 25 years had passed since the original line-up recorded the landmark “Ready To Strike” and “Thrill Of A Lifetime” albums, the energy and immediacy of the bands lightning attack had not diminished one iota and fans responded in kind.

“We chose to name this album “II” because it is both the second album of our reformation with Frontiers Records as well as the second generation of the band with Paul Shortino as lead vocalist,” says guitarist David Michael-Philips. “Paul’s unique style gives the band a new feel apart from what we were in the 80s with original singer Mark/Marcie Free. I think the “re-boot” naming gives Paul the credit he deserves while paying homage to our original singer and sound”.

The thick, soulful vocals of Paul Shortino, dual guitarists Mick Sweda and David Michael-Philips, and the thundering bass and drums of Johnny Rod and Carmine Appice delivered an album that, while easily carrying on the tradition of the first two releases, brought a contemporary twist to a signature melodic, hard rock style. “The “70’s” flavour of this new album was a conscious move to incorporate our influences into the music,” says David Michael-Philips, while Carmine Appice adds “King Kobra was a band in the ‘80s with great players…and had roots in the ‘70s also.. We tried to make a cool combination of both, which I think we achieved with this new album”.

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Produced by David Henzerling with Carmine Appice and Paul Shortino, II digs into King Kobra hard rock roots to create an album that has all the swagger and swing of the classic 70’s albums (think Montrose, Bad Company, Deep Purple and even Carmine’s own legendary Cactus) with a crystal clear sound that combines the best of both analogue and digital recording techniques. From the tight and punchy “Have A Good Time” to the 8-minute epic “Deep River”, “II” shows a more mature band confident of its songwriting ability performing with the technical prowess garnered over years of experience.

II track listing includes: Hell On Wheels; Knock ‘Em Dead; Have A Good Time; The Ballad Of Johnny Rod; Take Me Back; When The Hammer Comes Down; Running Wild; The Crunch; Got It Comin’; Deep River; Don’t Keep Me Waiting; We Go Round.

Enjoy a YouTube presentation of the new album below:

KING KOBRA:

Paul Shortino – vocals

David Michael-Philips – Guitar

Mick Sweda – Guitar

Johnny Rod – Bass Guitar

Carmine Appice – drums

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(Source: Frontiers Records)

For more info on KING KOBRA, click on the links below!

facebook: Official King Kobra

www.carmineappice.net

www.paulshortino.com

http://www.frontiers.it

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LONG LIVE KING KOBRA.

CARMINE APPICE SHOULD BE VOTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME. CARMINE SHOULD BE IN THERE RIGHT NOW. WTF IS GOING ON WITH THAT ROCK HALL?

Stone.

DEEP PURPLE “NOW What?!” – Releases On April 30th In North America, Via Eagle Rock Entertainment

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 22, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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DEEP PURPLE – The 19th studio album, NOW What?!, from the legendary and grand Deep Purple, will be released this April 30th in North America, via Eagle Rock Entertainment.

NOW What?! Features 11 Songs:

1. A Simple Song

2. Weirdistan

3. Out Of Hand

4. Hell To Pay

5. Body Line

6. Above And Beyond

7. Blood From A Stone

8. Uncommon Man

9. Après Vous

10. All The Time In The World

11. Vincent Price

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NOW What?! will also be released in a limited quantity with a bonus track and a bonus DVD featuring Deep Purple in conversation plus additional audio material. This edition will be available in a Digipak with a cut out front cover.

NOW What?! will on top be released as double vinyl LP containing 11 tracks plus bonus track, as in the limited edition CD.

Bonus Track: It’ll Be Me

More info on: http://deeppurple-nowwhat.com/

Listen to the first single “All The Time in The World”, here: http://youtu.be/VxPhHRDJ4TM

Pre-order via iTunes: http://bit.ly/140RvJ1
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/VwoH5G
Amazon Germany: http://amzn.to/UT482D

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DEEP PURPLE:

Ian Gillan – vocals

Roger Glover – bass

Steve Morse – guitar

Ian Paice – drums

Don Airey – keyboards

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For more info on DEEP PURPLE, click on the links below!

http://www.deeppurple2013.com/

www.deeppurple.com

facebook: Deep Purple

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DEEP PURPLE NEEDS TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME… NOW.

LONG LIVE DEEP PURPLE.

Stone.

Firehouse Legend Bill Leverty Releases Classic Rock Covers CD ‘Drive’

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on March 20, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Richmond, VA – Much to the excitement of Hard Rock fans around the globe, Firehouse legend Bill Leverty has released a fantastic new CD of classic rock covers – guaranteed to thrill even the hardest of rockers! Covers include songs from bands and artists such as Creedence Clearwater Revival, Little Feat, The Ohio Players, Three Dog Night, Eric Clapton, Edgar Winter, The Guess Who, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan and Rare Earth.

Says Bill, “These songs were all very personal. In choosing these songs to cover, each had to be a song that I loved before I started playing guitar, that I still love today, a song that hadn’t been covered to death in the genre and a song that I thought I could put my own spin on, while still staying true to the original recordings. That narrowed it down to these ten songs.”

Hailing from Richmond, VA, Bill Leverty and Firehouse first gained recognition in 1991 when they won the ‘Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock New Artist’ from the American Music Awards. Signed to Epic Records, Firehouse would go on to release several hit songs throughout the ’90s such as “Don’t Treat Me Bad”, “Love Of A Lifetime”, “All She Wrote” and “Reach The Sky”, to name a few. The band sold over 2 million copies of their debut album ‘Firehouse’, and sold close to a million copies of their second album ‘Hold Your Fire’ in the US alone.

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For their 3rd release the band secured the production chores of famed producer Ron Nevison (Led Zeppelin, Ozzy Osbourne, Damn Yankees, UFO, etc). ‘Firehouse 3’ went on to be another big seller, especially in Asia. Their next release ‘Good Acoustics’, the first of several albums produced by Bill Leverty, won them a Gold record in several countries. Firehouse would go on to release 5 more well-received critically acclaimed albums as well as successful world tours throughout the 2000’s. The band to this day continues to tour playing their back catalog of hits to cheering fans everywhere and has sold over 6 million units worldwide!

In the mid-2000’s Bill Leverty released several musically diverse solo albums ‘Wanderlust’ (2004), ‘Southern Exposure’ (2007) and ‘Deep South’ (2009). Which leads us to ‘Drive’, Bill’s new covers CD.

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Tracks include:

“Fortunate Son” – CCR

“Spanish Moon” – Little Feat

“Free Ride” – Edgar Winter

“One” – Three Dog Night

“I Shot The Sheriff” – Eric Clapton

“Fire” – The Ohio Players

“No Time” – The Guess Who

“Jesus Children Of America” – Stevie Wonder

“Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” – Steely Dan

“I Just Want To Celebrate” – Rare Earth

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In a recent interview with Jeb Wright of Classic Rock Revisited, Bill explains the exciting rock guitar sound he has created on the album’s recordings, “It all starts with my C.R. Alsip guitar. C.R. Alsip guitars are made right outside of Wichita, KS. Mine is a neck-through-body guitar. It’s hard rock maple with mahogany sides. This wood combination, along with some other very unique design elements, makes the guitar very solid and it has a very favorable tone. I used the bridge pickups, which are Billy Gibbon’s Pearly Gates pickups by Seymour Duncan, on this one. I plugged the guitar straight into my Splawn Quick Rod 100 for a stereo pair of rhythm tracks and into my Fractal Audio Axe FX II for another stereo pair.”

In closing Bill has this to impart to his fans and listeners, “I really want to thank all the people who have supported my career and made it possible for me to be able to work full-time in the music business for over 25 years. It’s been a great ride so far. I’m going to do everything in my power to keep this train rolling for another 50 years. Hope to see you down the road!!”

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Check out the recent interview Bill did with Guitar World magazine:

http://www.guitarworld.com/drive-firehouse-guitarist-bill-leverty-discusses-new-album-classic-cover-songs

To Purchase Bill Leverty’s ‘Drive’ dowload: http://www.amazon.com/Drive/dp/B00BFXLDYS/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1363630842&sr=1-1&keywords=Bill+Leverty%2C+Drive

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drive/id602634728

To Purchase Bill Leverty’s ‘Drive’ CD: www.leverty.com

Bill Leverty has his own Apps and they are FREE! Check them out:

iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/levertymusic/id590939838?mt=8

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app_levertymusic.layout&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5hcHBfbGV2ZXJ0eW11c2ljLmxheW91dCJd

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(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

For more info on BILL LEVERTY, click on the links below!

facebook: Bill Leverty

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LONG LIVE BILL LEVERTY.

LONG LIVE FIREHOUSE.

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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