W13_CD_12pg_s1Fifth horror punk manifesto The Dixie Dead is certainly not stingy when it comes to good old-fashioned ghost stories: this time the maestro used celluloid classics such as „Poltergeist“ and „Hands of the Ripper“ for inspiration. Massive metal riffs and industrial undertones deliver the eerie soundtrack for those grim tales.

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145760Grammy winning songwriter and frontman for Creed –  One of rock’s biggest names roars back to the scene with a driving, introspective new solo album.

Scott Stapp is known as a Grammy winning songwriter and frontman for Creed (over 50 million albums sold worldwide), and for his work as a solo artist who released the platinum-certified The Great Divide (2005) and Proof of Life (2013) which featured his first solo Billboard #1, “Slow Suicide.” His next solo venture reflects a new outlook after the biggest fight of his life – five years and counting. With new single “Purpose For Pain,” one of rock’s biggest names roars back to the scene with a driving, introspective new single. It is the first song from Scott Stapp’s upcoming album, THE SPACE BETWEEN THE SHADOWS, set for July 2019 release on Napalm Records. The album documents a five-year journey to find meaning – and redemption – in a world where shadows lurk and the space between is a gauntlet towards the light.
Scott’s evolution, both personally and professionally, now reflects a powerful vocal style from an artist with a strong sense of purpose in sharing the silver lining of his survival. As such, he is an inspiration to others who struggle with the often over-lapping illnesses of addiction and depression. Scott Stapp’s With Arms Wide Open Foundation helps military vets and their families with issues of drug addiction, PTSD-triggered mental health issues and suicide prevention. In 2017, the Florida Association of Broadcasters awarded Scott Stapp with the Florida Service Award and in 2018 he was inducted into the Florida Music Hall of Fame.

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142941Wenn die Stimme bricht und sich Gitarren langsam aufbauen, dann klingt das für einige sicher nach interessanter Rockmusik mit Geschrei.

Für andere jedoch, wie ein Ausbruch den man keine Sekunde länger hinauszögern kann. Wie eine heftige Emotion, die sich im hier und jetzt ein Ventil suchen muss. Wie ein epischer Moment, den man nicht festhalten kann! Genau das, gepaart mit einer ordentlichen Portion Pathos, findet man in der Musik von 8Kids wieder. Es geht darum seinen Gefühlen freien Lauf zu lassen. Trauer, Freude, Hoffnung, Liebe… Alles wird eins in ihren Songs.

Die neue Single “wir bleiben Kids” (feat. Swiss) ist der totale Flashback. Nostalgie, Wohlgefühl, Leidenschaft pur!

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138880Reinvention and continuity – OOMPH! have been synonymous with self-renewal, pioneer spirit and carefree creativity for almost three decades. The Germans have been raised on EBM, rock and new wave, accidentally started a new subgenre in the 90s (the so-called Neue Deutsche Härte that influenced Rammstein and many more) and were crossover when crossover wasn`t even born. Many years later legions of fans with varied musical backgrounds are hooked and the band is no stranger to the highest chart positions – Dero, Flux and Crap were awarded their first gold record for Wahrheit oder Pflicht in 2004. The trio is now ready to release its thirteenth longplayer Ritual that is poised to catch the listener offguard, „Our most aggressive, heaviest and darkest album in a while“, singer Dero states truthfully. The fuming and pounding triumvirate ‘Tausend Mann und ein Befehl‘, ‘Achtung! Achtung!‘ and ‘Kein Liebeslied‘ delivers the goods in stomping old school fashion, but after a breathless start it`s time for the über-catchy ‘Europa‘ (feat. Chris Harms / Lord Of The Lost) and the dancefloor monster ‘Im Namen des Vaters‘. Batshit insane electro tune ‘TRRR – FCKN – HTLR‘ curiously marks the only tongue-in-cheek entry on the otherwise rather stern Ritual that tackles politics, war and abuse. Eloquent, controversial, erratic and inescapable – OOMPH! came up with a stunning and mature masterpiece that makes peace with the band`s past and sets new impulses.

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135291Some nights are just pure magic!
In October of 2017, hard rock titans Alter Bridge took to the stage of the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London for two very special headline shows.
Myles Kennedy, Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall and Scott Phillips treated the capacity crowds to selections from their entire musical catalog.
The set list included some of the band’s biggest hits; rarities and even a few songs the band had never previously performed live.
Adding another career first for the band, Alter Bridge was joined on stage by conductor Simon Dobson and the 52-piece Parallax Orchestra. 
Together, everyone on stage during those two extraordinary nights treated the combined crowd of over 10,000 fans to an unforgettable music experience.

Now those two performances have been combined in to one full length, epic concert that is to be shared with fans around the globe in Alter Bridge: Live At The Royal Albert Hall.

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135156The first recording in over 18 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin. Recorded in Malibu, CA at Shangri La Studios with producer Rick Rubin and longtime Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder.

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Kamelot are one of metal’s most unique, influential and prestigious acts that blends symphonic metal, prog, power metal and world music – so it comes as little surprise that the whole metal world held its breath in anticipation of The Shadow Theory! Deeply intrigued by analytical psychology, Kamelot spent the past year engineering a groundbreaking album leaning on three pillars: The Shadow Empire (The global mind), The Shadow Key (The Resistance) and The Shadow Wall (The veil that blinds us from the truth). A dystopian glimpse at the complexity of the human mind and its place in an oppressive society – an obvious parallel to all of us, in the here and now. And most of all a fascinating and eerie backdrop for thirteen lush and artsy songs that boast Kamelot`s trademarks; yet the band steps out to add new and modern elements along with bringing in some amazing emotions that harken back to their earlier days. Produced by Sascha Paeth (Avantasia) and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, more), the theatrical and beautifully dark The Shadow Theory is not only a new chapter in Kamelot`s illustrious career, it also is their most thrilling and diverse effort so far!

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132799-webWhenever Myles Kennedy raises that unique and bluesy voice of his, he gives us a glimpse at his soul.

Whenever he plays guitar, his signature sound, showcasing influences such as Jimmy Page and John Sykes, melt into a timeless and nuanced amalgamut. Next to the landmark releases Myles created with Slash and Alter Bridge, the exceptional singer has quietly busied himself with working on his solo debut. A piece his gigantic fan base has demanded loudly for years and years is now made flesh in form of Year Of The Tiger – an album that also gives Myles Kennedy the opportunity to process his father`s death and is therefore his most personal and emotionally challenging record yet. Tracks like ‘Love Can Only Heal‘ will suck the breath out of your lungs with their raw intensity, wrapping you in soaring guitar cascades. ‘Blind Faith‘ thrives on melancholic Americana, and frenzied uptempo blues marks ‘Devil On The Wall‘.

Anthemic spirit, fragile melodies and gritty acoustic guitars don`t turn Year Of The Tiger into a sad goodbye, but into a celebration of survival and life in all its facets.

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131515One of the biggest moments of the band’s career was the monumental show at London’s famous O2 Arena on November 24th, 2016. That landmark performance is now captured in its entirety on two CDs. The 19-track recording proves with a vengeance what an enormous presence ALTER BRIDGE have become on concert stages around the world. Myles Kennedy, Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall, and Scott Phillips tear through hits like “Farther Than The Sun”, “Show Me A Leader,” “Rise Today”, and their masterpiece “Isolation”, showcasing a band on the top of their game. Other highlights include the Tremonti sung “Waters Rising”, the acoustic-driven “Watch Over You” and their mighty signature anthem “Blackbird”. In addition this release contains an exclusive full album length “Rarities”-CD that will give every collector cause for rejoice. The rarities CD features the limited release tracks “Breath”, “Cruel Sun”, and “Solace” alongside seven songs that have only come out to date in Japan. “Symphony Of Agony”, the bonus track from the band’s latest studio release “The Last Hero” also gets worldwide release on this collection.

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12814410 years of UNLEASH THE ARCHERS! These heavy metal heroes are celebrating this honour with an exhilarating feast on “Apex“, their fourth masterpiece. This one will take nerves of steel; from its opener “Awakening” to the closing title track, the listener will partake in a furious adventure, weaving through elements of the strongest metal genres of our time. You’ll be guided by the shimmering heat of sweeping lead guitars, face-melting solos, deafening growls, pummelling bass lines and of course the thrilling hooks of Brittney Slayes’ king-size voice. Heartrending choirs defending heavy metal evermore beckon you into battle! Channeling the fiery brilliance of shooting stars, there is immense beauty on “Apex”, and it clutches you with a fervor that lingers well beyond the last cymbal decay. Through swift melodies and a flair for the dramatic, UNLEASH THE ARCHERS newest release compels you to chant with fists raised high in the air “All hail heavy metal!”

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