6/21/2024

Prog Ensemble Circuline’s New Album “C.O.R.E” Released on the Inner Nova Music Label on September 20th, 2024

Prog Ensemble Circuline’s highly anticipated new album “C.O.R.E.” will be released on the Inner Nova Music label on September 20th, 2024. Circuline’s 2024 “C.O.R.E.” Virtual Tour began Friday, January 12th, 2024, and will consist of 57 events in 48 weeks, with Single releases, Lyric videos, Official videos, “Behind the Scenes” videos, and Livestream Q&A events where the band is able to connect with their fans around the world.

Says keyboardist Andrew Colyer, “With this international virtual tour, we have two goals: 1.) We want to get our music exposed to as many people as possible, to continue to grow our fan base worldwide. 2.) We want to deepen our relationships with the fans who are the most passionate. Releasing singles, lyric videos, and Official Videos accomplishes the first goal, and by doing these in-depth, ‘Behind the Scenes’ videos, we accomplish the second goal. Packaging everything together into a single 12-month celebration of the new album will hopefully capture more attention for future opportunities for live performing and touring, with this fantastic new lineup.”

Circuline’s “C.O.R.E.” was written and recorded between 2018 and 2023, for this album the band wanted to keep all the writing “in-house”. So, the majority of the material was written by Andrew, Darin, and Natalie. Billy Spillane had input into almost every song, before he decided it was time to move on. Two of the songs were co-written with Matt Dorsey, who is still a good friend and colleague of the band’s – Andrew will be performing with his band at the International ProgStock Festival this year.  Alek Darson had invaluable input during the writing and arranging stages. Shelby and Dave brought new perspectives and their own unique artistry to these songs, and the band couldn’t be happier with the result. The icing on the cake is to have good friend Joe Deninzon (Kansas, Stratospheerius) as a Guest Artist for some killer electric violin parts!

Says Andrew, “Since the music is the easiest part of the writing for us, we focused on the Songwriting - the lyrics and melodies. That’s the hardest part for us, which is one of the many reasons it took so long to finish the record. We are natural “long-form storytellers”, with most of our songs in the past being six to eight minutes long. Our intention is to appeal to a wider audience, which often means shorter attention spans, so we challenged ourselves to write some shorter, “radio-friendly, pop-rock” songs. We also wanted to write some faster songs, since our default in the past has been in the mid-tempo, more mellow range. So, we accomplished that. I got my ‘power ballad anthem’ in there. Of course, our influences of modern and classic progressive rock, such as YES, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Steven Wilson, and Gong, are also represented. It’s definitely an eclectic album.”

Track Listing
1) Tempus Horribilis (6:22) - out of the gate, a proggy epic about the turbulent times we’ve been living in.....
2) Third Rail (4:20) - a short-form song about the hazardous topics in relationships.....
3) Say Their Name (6:18) - think “Steven Wilson meets Pierre Moerlin’s Gong”.....
4) All (7:54) - co-written with Matt Dorsey, it’s a prog epic in 9.....
5) Temporal Thing (5:51) - a song about the ambivalence that can present in long-term relationships.....
6) You (6:22) - dark, man.....
7) Blindside (6:08) - co-written with Matt Dorsey, it’s your power ballad anthem.....
8) Transmission Error (9:23) - another song about relationships, “finding yourself”, or space creatures.  We still can’t decide.  It’s your 10-minute prog epic to close the album!

Recorded at:
The Cave, Red Hook, New York.  Engineered by Andrew Colyer.
Old Street Studios, London, England.  Engineered by Shelby Logan Warne
Open Sky Studios.  Baltimore, Maryland.  Engineered by Dave Bainbridge.
Joe’s Place.  Kansas Touring Rig.  Engineered by Joe Deninzon.

Mixed by Billboard-charting veteran producer Robert Berry (Keith Emerson, Carl Palmer, Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, John Wetton, Jordan Rudess, Ambrosia, Sammy Hagar, December People, 3.2 band, Six by Six band) at Soundtek Studios in Campbell, California.

Watch:
Link to “All” Official Video:  https://youtu.be/oDu2WpSS1x0
Link to “All” Lyric Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZApISwIbVo
Link to “Story Behind the Song” [Season 3, Episode 3]:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVVReHiJLt4
Link to “Gear Behind the Music” [Season 3, Episode 3]:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTixaekesQg
Link to “Behind the Official Video” [Season 3, Episode 2]:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEMiN7rcqNI
Link to “LiveStream Q&A #2” [Season 3, Episode 2]:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZNo3H_9Les

Six years in the making, Circuline’s new album “C.O.R.E.”, released on the Inner Nova Music label on Friday, September 20th, 2024, will be available as an album of eight tracks available in a gatefold digipak CD, with an eight-page booklet of lyrics and liner notes. The album explores themes in romantic relationships, surviving abuse, finding one’s own personal power, and the turbulent times in which we live.

Circuline has a new lineup, with new band members Shelby Logan Warne (Kyros) on bass and vocals, and Dave Bainbridge on guitars (Strawbs, IONA, Lifesigns). Guest Artist Joe Deninzon (Kansas, Stratospheerius) on electric violin. Keyboardist/vocalist Andrew Colyer (Robert Berry’s 3.2 Band, The Tubes), drummer Darin Brannon (Downing Grey, Surface Tension), and lead vocalist Natalie Brown (Evita, Rocky Horror Picture Show) complete the band’s lineup.

Number #1 in Portugal. Top 10 in Japan. Prog-Award Nominated. Global Music Award Winning. With sales in 23 countries, Circuline’s fan base is growing daily. The band has toured with Glass Hammer, repeatedly co-headlined the three-day Sonic Voyage Festival, and toured England opening for IO Earth. Circuline has performed at the International Rites of Spring festival (RoSfest), Philadelphia's Liberty Music Fest, Chicago’s Progtoberfest, New Jersey’s ProgStock, and England’s Harmonix Festival.

CORE Virtual Tour Dates:
Friday, June 21st - Song #4 - Behind the Official Video
Sunday, June 23rd - Song #4 - Livestream Q&A
Friday, June 28th - Song #5 - Single Release
Friday, July 5th - Song #5 - Gear Behind the Music
Friday, July 12th - Song #5 - Lyric Video
Friday, July 19th - Song #5- Story Behind the Song
Friday, July 26th - Song #5 - Official Video
Friday, August 2nd - Song #5 - Behind the Official Video
Sunday, August 4th - Song #5 - Livestream Q&A
Friday, August 9th - Song #6 - Single Release
Friday, August 16th - Song #6 - Gear Behind the Music
Friday, August 23rd - Song #6 - Lyric Video
Friday, August 30th - Song #6 - Story Behind the Song
Friday, September 6th - Song #6 - Official Video
Friday, September 13 - Song #6 - Behind the Official Video
Sunday, September 15th - Song #6 - Livestream Q&A
Friday, September 20th - Album Release Day!
Friday, September 20th - Song #7 - Single Release
Saturday, September 21st - Album Release Livestream
Friday, September 27th - Song #7 - Gear Behind the Music
Friday, October 4th - Song #7 - Lyric Video
Friday, October 11th - Song #7 - Story Behind the Song
Friday, October 18th - Song #7 - Official Video
Friday, October 25th - Song #7 - Behind the Official Video
Sunday, October 27th - Song #7 - Livestream Q&A
Friday, November 1st - Song #8 - Single Release
Friday, November 8th - Song #8 - Gear Behind the Music
Friday, November 15th - Song #8 - Lyric Video
Friday, November 22nd - Song #8 - Story Behind the Song
Friday, November 29th - Song #8 - Official Video
Friday, December 6th - Song #8 - Behind the Official Video
Sunday, December 8th - Song #8 - Livestream Q&A

Watch the album launch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ckt6SKkIoM

To purchase: www.CirculineCORE.com

For more information:
Website: https://circulinemusic.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CirculineMusic
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/circulinemusic
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CirculineProgRock

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6/20/2024

Metal Legend THOR Releases 5th Video Single From Power Loaded Album “Ride of the Iron Horse”

Los Angeles - Thor led by Jon Mikl Thor releases his 5th video single titled "Bring it On"  from the recently released album “Ride of the Iron Horse”. The video is edited by Ted Jedlicki with the song produced by Frank Meyer and Kevin Stuart Swain. Co-writer Frank Meyer, who now performs with the band Fear, makes a cameo appearance in the video.

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/b1B0JRdcJbM

It's the record that keeps on giving with Thor celebrating his 50th anniversary.

THOR has already toured North America this year to jammed packed enthusiastic audiences and is currently working on numerous upcoming projects.

In keeping up with demand, Cleopatra Records have been re-releasing a series of Thor's past recordings on vinyl in spectacular fashion. “Keep the Dogs Away” was re-released on purple haze vinyl, “Only the Strong” on splatter vinyl and the upcoming the follow up to “Dogs”, “Electric Eyes” on a golden disc. “Beyond the Pain Barrier” is on a purple/blue platter.

As if that wasn't enough for the Thor Korr to raise their hammers about, a new Thor website created by Thor Korr member Ameenah Williams will be launched as a link to thorcentral.net on Thursday, June 20th.

An enduring icon of glam/rock metal, and one of the true originators of theater rock, Thor's enviable career is stronger than ever.

Buy the CD/Vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/search?q=thor+iron+horse
Digital: https://orcd.co/thor_rideoftheironhorsealbum

For more information: https://thorcentral.net/

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Guitar Virtuoso MARCUS NAND Announces Brand New Solo Album THE TRAVELER, Shares New Single “MAKE A LITTLE TIME!”

Los Angeles, CA – Internationally renowned guitar player Marcus Nand is thrilled to announce the release of his brand new single "Make A Little Time," the latest offering from his forthcoming solo album, The Traveler. Born in the UK and raised in Spain, Marcus Nand's musical journey has been deeply influenced by his diverse background in flamenco guitar, blues, and rock. His unique blend of styles has earned him acclaim in projects such as the metal band Freak Of Nature, featuring White Lion singer Mike Tramp, and the world music-influenced rock band Ziroq, alongside famed David Bowie bassist Carmine Rojas.

Released on the heels of the album’s first single, the propulsive rocker “Long Way Down,” “Make A Little Time” slows things down for a mid-tempo track that gives Nand plenty of space to showcase his tasteful guitar playing. It also highlights Nand’s powerful, soulful vocals, which demonstrate the incredible amount of passion and love Nand pours into his music.

Stream/download the single: https://cleorecs.com/search?q=marcus+nand

Speaking about the album as a whole, Nand says, “The Traveler is definitely a very musical guitar album - but not as you’d expect. There are lots of textures and depth to the guitars and I was careful in making sure they created an atmosphere and supported the vocals. A lot of care went into the writing, production and the vocals because I wanted every element to be strong and sound like a great ‘band’ - which I think it does!”

The Traveler is a testament to Nand's exceptional talent and dedication, with each track composed or co-written by Nand himself. The album features guest appearances by Nand’s former bandmates Tramp and Rojas as well as Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens and others, who add a rich layer of collaboration to the project.

Marcus Nand's The Traveler is more than just an album; it is a musical odyssey that invites listeners to embark on a journey through Nand's diverse influences and experiences. Look for it on CD, vinyl and digital starting August 2!

Order the CD/vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/search?q=marcus+nand
Pre-order/pre-save the digital: https://orcd.co/dpxmljd


TRACK LIST:
1. The Traveler
2. Living For A Dream
3. Alive
4. Make A Little Time
5. Long Way Down
6. Who Do You Hold?
7. A Beautiful Thing
8. Do We Bleed?
9. Gypsy Song
10. Destined To Fly

Press inquiries:
Glass Onyon PR
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glassonyonpr@gmail.com


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6/14/2024

Veteran Punk Icons DOWN BY LAW Return With A Commanding New Single “STAND UP, STAND DOWN” From Forthcoming Studio Album, CRAZY DAYS!!

Los Angeles, CA – Punk rock veterans Down By Law (DBL) are back with a vengeance, announcing the release of their electrifying new single “Stand Up, Stand Down,” a powerful track from their highly anticipated album Crazy Days, set to drop later this summer. DBL frontman, the legendary Dave Smalley, along with longtime guitarist Sam Williams, return to the forefront with renewed passion, delivering a set of studio recordings that promise to captivate both longtime fans and newcomers to the punk scene. With a career spanning over 30 years, DBL have consistently delivered high-energy, thought-provoking music, and Crazy Days will be no exception.

Known for their influential role in shaping modern punk rock, DBL has been a force to be reckoned with since their inception. Over the decades, they've built a legacy of raw, unfiltered punk anthems that resonate with authenticity and passion. Crazy Days encapsulates the band's rich history and experiences, offering a sonic journey that reflects their storied past and enduring spirit.

While Smalley’s vocals and Williams’s riffs have been a staple of the band's sound, drummer Matt Morris adds fresh energy to the lineup with dynamic drumming that brings a new dimension to DBL's signature style. Together, they deliver 12 original tracks that are pure, superpowered modern punk rock, brimming with both energy and depth. Just check out the first single from the album “Stand Up, Stand Down,” which has been released to all digital music outlets today!

Stream/download the single: https://orcd.co/downbylaw_standupstanddown

“The Down By Law musical journey has been so varied and musically diverse over the years, and this one is perhaps DBL’s best example of that. Sam Williams just killed it on this album, from truly advanced songwriting to his always insane guitar playing,” said singer Dave Smalley, “Add in some truly remarkable drumming from Matt Morris, and honestly this is a personal kind of album, for anyone who loves diverse punk rock!”

Watch for Crazy Days to arrive in both CD and vinyl July 12, anywhere fine music is sold!

Order the CD/Vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/search?q=down+by+law+crazy+days

Pre-order/pre-save the digital: https://orcd.co/downbylaw_crazydays

TRACK LIST:
1. Stand Up, Stand Down
2. Crazy Days
3. Drink Deep
4. Break Away
5. Requiem
6. Not Just You
7. Tradition
8. Fire Away
9. Wandering Train
10. Set Me Free
11. Time After Last
12. Let It Slip

Press inquiries:
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6/13/2024

Jon Anderson and The Band Geeks Premiere “Shine On” Video, New Album “TRUE” Available For Preorder

In the midst of leg one of their 2024 tour, Jon Anderson and The Band Geeks today premiere the video for the song “Shine On”, the first single from their forthcoming album “TRUE” which will be released on August 23rd. The video was filmed in New Jersey before the start of the tour and directed by Tom Flynn. The song has been performed nightly on the tour and has received universal positive response.

The video can be seen here: https://youtu.be/xn-kFz5ibGA

Additionally, the full album is available today for preorder on all DSPs and streaming services. The nine-song album was produced by Jon and Richie Castellano with the centerpiece being the 16-and-a-half-minute track “Once Upon a Dream” which will stand amongst other classic Jon penned epics such as “Close to the Edge”, “Ritual”, “Gates of Delirium”, and “Awaken”.

The album is available for preorder here: https://ffm.to/jonandersontrue

Jon and The Band Geeks remain on the road through September 27th with recently added shows in Beverly Mass, Montclair NJ, and Staten Island NY. All tour dates are below.


photo by Steve Schenck

Tour Dates:
6/13/2024 - Chicago, IL - Copernicus
6/15/2024 - St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
6/18/2024 - Greensburg, PA - Palace Theater
6/20/2024 - Hershey, PA - Hershey Theatre
6/22/2024 - Concord, NH - Capitol Center for the Arts
6/25/2024 - Boston, MA - Shubert Theatre
6/27/2024 - Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse
7/21/2024 - Patchogue, NY - Great South Bay Music Festival
7/24/2024 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium*
7/27/2024 - Peachtree City, GA - Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre
7/30/2024 - Camdenton, MO - Ozarks Amphitheater*
8/2/2024 - Bonner Springs, KS - Azura Amphitheater*
8/4/2024 - La Vista, NE - The Astro Outdoors*
8/7/2024 - Waite Park, MN - The Ledge Amphitheater*
8/10/2024 - Denver, CO - Paramount
8/14/2024 - Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre
8/16/2024 - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center
9/11/2024 - Beverly MA- Cabot Theatre
9/13/2024 - Glenside PA- Keswick Theatre
9/15/2024 - Glenside PA- Keswick Theatre
9/19/2024 - Portchester NY- Capitol Theatre
9/21/2024 - Montclair NJ- Wellmont Theatre
9/27/2024 - Staten Island NY- St George Theatre
*w/Special Guests The Return of Emerson, Lake & Palmer

For more information:
Jon Anderson’s official website: www.JonAnderson.com
Band Geek official website: https://richiecastellano.com/bandgeek/

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