Showing posts with label Hard Rock. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hard Rock. Show all posts

5/30/2024

L.A. GUNS Announce Signing With Indie Giant CLEOPATRA RECORDS For New Studio Album!

Los Angeles, CA – Hard rock icons L.A. Guns are thrilled to announce a new partnership with renowned indie label, Cleopatra Records, for the next chapter of their historic career! Vocalist Phil Lewis and founder/guitarist Tracii Guns are set to continue the band’s renaissance that began in 2016 and continues to revitalize the band’s massive fanbase as never before.

The highly anticipated new studio album will be the first fruit of the band’s reunion with Cleopatra Records, a label known for its diverse roster and innovative approach to music production. The collaboration comes at a pivotal moment for L.A. Guns, with a mix of classic members and fresh faces, the band is set to deliver an album that both honors their legacy and explores new creative horizons.

“I'm thrilled to have L.A. Guns back home, completing a full circle journey with them. From my early days printing their t-shirts in my parents’ garage—side by side with Guns N’ Roses—to now, I am genuinely excited to welcome them home with a new recording contract at Cleopatra Records. It’s not just a signing; it’s a celebration of our shared history and a promising future together.” - Brian Perera, owner Cleopatra Records, Inc.

“Brian and I go back to the ‘80s when he began in the business making t-shirts. Since then, we have done multitudes of recordings together, including L.A. Guns! Coming back to Brian and Cleopatra’s creative environment really feels like coming home now 40 years later and our excitement once again for the future is through the roof! LET’S GO!!!” - Tracii Guns, founding guitarist L.A. Guns

Stay tuned to both the band’s and label’s social media pages for more news about the album as well as information on the supporting tour!

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4/04/2024

Dokken’s 'One Live Night' Is Now Available For The First Time On 180g Vinyl Through Deko Entertainment

Featuring the Original Lineup in a Special Semi-Acoustic Performance and Limited to Only 250 Copies of Each Variation

Stocktom, NJ – Dokken, formed in Los Angeles in 1978, had several hit singles which charted on the Billboard Hot 100, such as “Alone Again”, “In My Dreams”, and “Burning Like a Flame”, and has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. The classic Dokken line-up consisted of founder Don Dokken on vocals, George Lynch on lead guitar, Mick Brown on drums and Jeff Pilson on bass.

One Live Night is the 1996 semi-acoustic live album of the then reunited Dokken who recorded the album before a live audience at The Strand, an intimate concert venue in Redondo Beach, California, on December 13, 1994, and prior to their 1995 tour. The album went virtually unheard at the time of its release, being overshadowed by the then fledgling grunge and alternative rock movement.

Listen to “Alone Again” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwY1B6rqmBU

Now it is available through Deko Entertainment for the first time on 180g vinyl as a double album with a beautiful gatefold. Completely remastered, repackaged, and limited to only 250 copies of each variation. This intimate performance includes versions of “Tooth and Nail”, “Into the Fire” and “Alone Again”, as well as covers of the Beatles’ “Nowhere Man” and Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s “From the Beginning”. This is a must have for any Dokken fan!

Pre-order One Live Night while supplies last, shipping in June 2024: https://www.dekoentertainment.com/reissues/dokken

Track list:

SIDE A
Into The Fire
Unchain The Night
The Maze

SIDE B
Nothing Left To Say
From The Beginning
Tooth And Nail

SIDE C
Just Got Lucky
I Will Remember
Alone Again

SIDE D
In My Dreams
Nowhere Man
It’s Not Love

For more information, visit
www.dekoentertainment.com
Deko Entertainment–Art Has Value

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

8/28/2023

Hard Rockers RUFFYUNZ To Release Third Album Featuring Members of Vanilla Fudge, Guns N' Roses, Dio, Cactus and Others!

RUFFYUNZ is a partnership between bassist Randy Pratt (Cactus/The Lizards), Emmy winning engineer/guitarist JZ Barrell, and singer Ed Terry and a collection of drum, guitar and keyboard masters. Guest artists featured on the band’s new album “RUFFYUNZ III” include legendary Carmine Appice who dominates the drums (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, BBA, Rod Stewart), Pat Travers, Pat Thrall (Pat Travers, Glenn Hughes, Meatloaf), Bumblefoot (Guns N' Roses, Sons of Apollo), Tony Franklin (The Firm), Dave Meniketti (Y&T), Jim McCarty (Cactus), Vinnie Moore (UFO), Derek Sherinian (Alice Cooper, Sons of Apollo), Tracy G (Dio), Billy “Spaceman” Patterson (Miles Davis) and others!

Each RUFFYUNZ record has its own vibe, so it’s hard to say “The Best”, but these seasoned, “seen it all” KOOL KATZ really step up and put their BACKS into these tracks. Having the bassist, especially with his unique, other worldly effects pedal sounds be the co-producer of this heavy riff rock definitely gives the music a “Thick, richness” that you sense subliminally.

“Funky, Heavy & Tight” is RUFFYUNZ credo!

Bassist Randy Pratt on bass, pedals and riffs and is best known for his work with The Lizards & Cactus. Singer Ed Terry has sung live with Stevie Wonder, Sister Sledge, John Oates, Sissy Houston, Slash and recorded with John Lennon, Keith Richards, Talking Heads, Simply Red, Little Steven, David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Fleetwood Mac, David Lee Roth, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner! JZ Barrell handles recording, engineering, mixing and arranging…he earns his writing credits.

Says Randy, “Still written bass/drums first, with a whole new cast of STAR POWER. Still at the sweet spot where Black Sabbath and James Brown meet. The sound is Classic but somehow unique, in our own universe.”

Carmine Appice, literally the man who created modern rock drumming in 1966, 'The GodFather', Glenn Hughes called him 'The last man playing'. Still at the top of his game, drives these tracks into groove heaven.

Here’s what the press has said about the first two RUFFYUNZ albums:

This nine-track album has a great mixture of rock and funk, with powerful vocals and heavy guitar riffs...This amazing album was well performed, recorded, produced and written and I highly recommend this album for your rock library.” - Oasis Entertainment

Second album for Ruffyunz, partnership between Randy Pratt (Cactus/ The Lizards), JZ Barrell (Emmy Award Winning producer) & singer Ed Terry is a collection of LARGE musicians. Among the guests on this exciting Record, the legendary Bobby Rondinelli on drums (Black Sabbath, Rainbow, BOC), Don Airey at keyboards (Deep Purple),and a bevy of guitarists from the likes of Dave Maniketti (Y&T), Pat Thrall (Pat Travers, Glenn Hughes, Meatloaf, Asia), Tracy G. (DIO) and Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake). The result is excellent: 9 songs with a great blend of rock-blues and funk, with vocals powerful and fiery guitar riffs.” - CLASSIC ROCK, ITALIA

Violent riffs and elastic tunes: veteran artists find new twists and turns on their new venture and invite Pat Travers to traverse a different expanse.” - DMME.net

The overall feel of the 9 songs on this debut is funky hard rock, the groove laden tunes proving to be a launching pad for Terry’s powerful vocals and plenty of white hot soloing from Berlin & Travers especially. Pretty heavy stuff here on this debut release from Ruffyunz, a crunchy blues/funk/hard rock project that is off to a great start thanks to some inspired performances and memorable material.” - Sea of Tranquility

With the 3rd song, “PRESSURE”, the whole armada launched an attack Wirth VOLCANIC FIREPOWER. The assault is given by a horde of brass, playing in unison, fiery and hyper hard guitar riffs, a voice pushed to the EXTREME, but held by the FIRE OF GOD and intermediaries always funky. This title is undoubtedly to be placed in the BEST SONGS IN THE HISTORY OF ROCK! WHAT A SLAP!” 10 / 10. MAREK DEVEAUX - profilprog.com

To simplify the analysis, we will summarize Ruffyunz’s musical style to the first two words of the title of the seventh song on his plate: ‘Funky’ and ‘Heavy’ and we will add, for good measure, the term ‘Classic Rock’! Black Sabbath or not, whatever, Ruffyunz is a real pleasure to listen to and therefore highly recommendable in these difficult times!” - Music In Belgium

To purchase “RUFFYUNZ III”: www.grooveyardrecords.com

You can listen to all 3 RUFFYUNZ albums FREE at: www.hyperspacerecords.com

For more information:
www.hyperspacerecords.com

For press and all inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

7/21/2023

Hard Rockers Hurricane Returns With Their First New Album In Over 20 Years!

The first single “Rock Star Cheater” Out Now in North America Through Deko Entertainment

Stockton, NJ – Hurricane was formed in 1983, originally featuring current Foreigner lead vocalist Kelly Hansen (vocals/rhythm guitar), Robert Sarzo (guitar), Tony Cavazo (bass), and Jay Schellen (drums) currently with Yes. Hurricane released four albums: Take What You Want (1985), Over the Edge (1988), Slave to the Thrill (1990), and Liquifury (2001). Over the Edge was their album featuring the charting song “I’m on to You,” which peaked at No. 33 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart in 1988.

In 2010 Sarzo and Cavazo, founding members, reunited and recruited drummer Mike Hansen. In 2021 Australian-born singer Dan Schumann, best known as a member of the Las Vegas headliner vocal group Tenors of Rock, joined. Hurricane is now set to release its first new album in over 20 years, Reconnected. The album has 11 tracks including a rerecord of its Top 40 hit “I’m on to You,” a blistering cover of the Queen/David Bowie track “Under Pressure,” and its first single “Rock Star Cheater.”

Listen here: https://ada.lnk.to/RockStarCheater

The band is extremely excited to release new material as Sarzo states, “The reconnected album reconnects yesterday and today for tomorrow.” Cavazo continues, “This album is long overdue. With all the work and time composing and recording, it’s finally here and it feels great!!! Now it’s up to the music fans everywhere.” Longtime drummer Mike Hansen responds, “Hurricane’s Reconnected is the test of time.” New vocalist Dan Schumann adds, “A lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into Reconnected…but to me, it was worth every drop!”

Reconnected will be released on August 25 through Deko Entertainment, with limited edition (only 300 copies) silver vinyl dropping on September 29. Deko president, Bruce Pucciarello, posits, “This is one kick-ass lineup and the power of the rock will knock you over like a Category 5.”

Order your copies of Reconnected now and get your limited-edition bundles while supplies last: https://bit.ly/HURRICANE-RECONNECTED

Product / Bundle Includes:
• 1 (One) Hurricane - Reconnected CD or LP
• 1 (One) Hurricane - Embroidered Patch
• 1 (One) Hurricane - Autographed 8x10 Band Print
• 1 (One) Hurricane - Guitar Pick

Reconnected Tracklist:
“Rock Star Cheater”
“You & I”
“Under Pressure”
“Behind Your Shadow”
“Innocent Girl”
“Don't Change Your Love”
“I'm on to You”
“Hand of Souls”
“Disconnected”
“Blind Love”
“Wishing Well”

For more information:
https://hurricaneofficialrockband.com/
www.dekoentertainment.com
Deko Entertainment–Art Has Value

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

6/29/2023

Legendary Metal Trio BANG To Release New Album “Another Me”

Often called America's answer to Black Sabbath, one of the most unsung bands in the history of US hard rock music, BANG, is back with a new album “Another Me”! Featuring all 3 members of the classic line-up: bassist/vocalist Frank Ferrara, guitarist Frankie Gilcken and original drummer/lyricist Tony Diorio along with new drummer Danny Piselli.

We’re stoked about our new album ‘Another Me’ … It was a labor of love that’s been a long time coming … We went back to our roots to give our fans … in your face rock … all killer … no filler” - BANG

Check out the first single from the album, the killer title track “Another Me” - Stream/download the single: https://orcd.co/bang_anothermesingle

With the heaviness of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, coupled with the groove of Grand Funk Railroad, BANG released three critically acclaimed albums on Capitol Records in the early 1970s before disappearing for a number of years. 2023 marks the 52nd anniversary of BANG’s critically acclaimed debut album which was just reissued last week on a unique, limited edition colored vinyl.

Buy the VINYL: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/bang-pink-yellow-marble-vinyl/

In the summer of 1971, BANG, a trio from the Philadelphia area, decided to take a road trip to Florida to try their fortune. While buying some rolling papers in the Sunshine State, they learned about a Faces and Deep Purple concert nearby in Orlando. They showed up at the venue and brazenly declared they were ready to go on stage. The concert organizer asked them to set up and play for him. After a couple songs, he told them they were opening for Rod Stewart and Faces. Before they knew it, BANG was playing with Bachman Turner Overdrive, Deep Purple, Three Dog Night, Fleetwood Mac, Ike and Tina Turner, The Doobie Brothers, and even Black Sabbath. Capitol Records signed them, and three LPs were released.

The 1971 self-titled debut album “BANG” is considered an important forerunner to the early Doom Metal genre. Undoubtedly one of America’s heaviest 'proto-metal' bands from the period, BANG also had a strong sense of melodic power. The band’s versatility and songwriting skills are second to none. Highly regarded as a cult act by many for years, it’s now time for this truly amazing rock band to be enjoyed by a new audience worldwide!

It’s been nearly 20 years since the band’s previous studio album, two decades in which they’ve overcome incredible challenges, all to bring this epic slab of heavy, melodic psychedelic metal to their still loyal fanbase!

Track List:

1. Another Me
2. Broken Toys
3. Man Of God
4. Clouds
5. Two Angels
6. Drone Pilot
7. Tin Man
8. This Night

To purchase: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/bang-another-me-cd/

For more information:
http://www.bangmusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/Bangtheband
Instagram: @bang_the_band

Press inquiries:
Glass Onyon PR
Billy James
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6/14/2023

Rock Group “Midnight Daydream” Release Tribute To Late Guitarist Bruce Cameron

The writer, producer, engineer and main performer on the album is Riley Cameron, the son of the late guitarist Bruce Cameron, who tragically passed away in 1999 shortly after releasing his debut LP titled “Midnight Daydream”. An album that featured a plethora of rock legends. Inspired by his father’s work, the only viable option was to carry the musical legacy that his father left behind.

The self-titled album features a blend of hard rock, electronic, hip-hop and various other musical styles that create a modern sound that captures a spectrum of influences.

Says Riley, “Midnight Daydream - Fusing multiple genres, bringing awareness to mental health while maintaining a consistent sound”

The “Midnight Daydream” LP is set to release on July 5th, 2023 and will be available on all mainstream platforms, including Itunes, Spotify and Youtube. Physical Copies and merchandise will also be available through their merchandise store via BandCamp.

To purchase:
AMAZON: https://music.amazon.com/artists/B086WL967P/midnight-daydream
APPLE MUSIC: https://music.apple.com/cd/artist/midnight-daydream/1507519492
PHYSICAL COPIES:
https://midnightdaydream.company.site/
https://midnightdaydreamus.bandcamp.com/

For more information:
Midnight Daydream BandCamp : midnightdaydreamus.bandcamp.com
Midnight Daydream Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr-GPnIG_beRdyIGPl9Byrw
Midnight Daydream Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/MidnightDaydreamOfficial

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

11/11/2022

Hard Rock Legends UFO’s “No Heavy Petting” Remastered Deluxe Edition 2CD and 3LP 180g Clear Vinyl Available January 20, 2023

Hard Rock Legends UFO’s “No Heavy Petting” Remastered Deluxe Edition 2CD and 3LP 180g Clear Vinyl will be available January 20, 2023! Originally released in 1975, “No Heavy Petting” is UFO’s fifth studio album and the last to be produced by Ten Years After’s Leo Lyons. Stepping up from the rawer sound of “Force It,” the album was their first to feature a permanent keyboard player in the band and gave a nod to what was to come. The album includes a number of tracks that were to become staples of their live set for many years, including “Natural Thing” and “I’m A Loser.”

The newly remastered 2CD digipak with an O card deluxe version includes 5 bonus tracks (one previously unreleased), a poster booklet, and features the Roundhouse 1976 live set. The newly remastered clear vinyl 3LP gatefold deluxe version includes the Roundhouse 1976 live set previously unavailable on vinyl.

2CD
DISC ONE
1. Natural Thing
2. I’m A Loser
3. Can You Roll Her
4. Belladonna
5. Reasons Love
6. Highway Lady
7. On With The Action
8. A Fool In Love
9. Martian Landscape
10. All Or Nothing (Bonus Track)
11. French Kisses (Bonus Track)
12. Have You Seen Me Lately Joan? (Bonus Track)
13. Tonight Tonight (Bonus Track)
14. All The Strings (Bonus Track)
15. Have You Seen Me Lately Joan? (Acoustic) – (Bonus Track) previously unreleased

DISC TWO
1. Can You Roll Her – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
2. Doctor Doctor – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
3. Oh My – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
4. Out In The Street – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
5. Highway Lady – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
6. I’m A Loser – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
7. Let It Roll – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
8. This Kid’s – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
9. Shoot Shoot – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
10. Rock Bottom – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
11. C’mon Everybody – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
12. Boogie For George – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976

3LP
SIDE ONE
1. Natural Thing
2. I’m A Loser
3. Can You Roll Her
4. Belladonna
5. Reasons Love

SIDE TWO
1. Highway Lady
2. On With The Action
3. A Fool In Love
4. Martian Landscape

SIDE THREE
1. Can You Roll Her – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
2. Doctor Doctor – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
3. Oh My – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
4. Out In The Street – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976

SIDE FOUR
5. Highway Lady – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
6. I’m A Loser – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
7. Let It Roll – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976

SIDE FIVE
1. This Kid’s – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
2. Shoot Shoot – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
3. Rock Bottom – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976

SIDE SIX
1. C’mon Everybody – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976
2. Boogie For George – Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976

To pre-order: https://ufo.tmstor.es/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

9/22/2022

Hard Rockers RUFFYUNZ To Release Second Album Featuring Members of Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Rainbow & Cactus!

RUFFYUNZ is a partnership between Randy Pratt (Cactus/The Lizards), Emmy winning engineer JZ Barrell, and singer Ed Terry and a collection of drum, guitar and keyboard masters. Guest artists featured on the band’s new album “RUFFYUNZ II” legendary Bobby Rondinelli who dominates the drums (Black Sabbath, Rainbow, BOC), Don Airey (Deep Purple), Dave Maniketti (Y&T), Pat Thrall (Pat Travers, Glenn Hughes, Meatloaf), Tracy G. (Dio) & Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake).

“Funky, Heavy & Tight” is RUFFYUNZ credo!

Bassist Randy Pratt on bass, pedals and riffs and is best known for his work with The Lizards & Cactus. Singer Ed Terry has sung live with Stevie Wonder, Sister Sledge, John Oates, Sissy Houston, Slash and recorded with John Lennon, Keith Richards, Talking Heads, Simply Red, Little Steven, David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Fleetwood Mac, David Lee Roth, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner! JZ Barrell handles recording, engineering, mixing and arranging…he earns his writing credits. Jesse Berlin is the band’s “go-to-first guitarist” usually and helps set a bedrock with embellishments.

The band’s concept is to use “known” drummers, guitarists and keyboardists as guests on their records. Once the guest guitarist has done his or her thing, Jesse trades solos with them…and he really throws down the gauntlet, as he SHREDS!!

Says Randy, “Hey folks, here’s a first look at a video for a song from our upcoming release ‘RUFFYUNZ II,’ reuniting my longtime rhythm section partner, Bobby Rondinelli on drums. We have a groovy list of guests Don Airey (Rainbow, Ozzy and Deep Purple for decades) on smoking Hammond B-3, Dave Maniketti on BADASS guitar, Tracy G. (Dio & WW III) on BRUTAL guitar, Joel Hoekstra from Whitesnake...AND starring in our video, Pat Thrall from the CLASSIC Pat Travers band line up, Hughes Thrall, Asia...and if you’re old AND cool enough to know the band AUTOMATIC MAN...that’s Pat! Please check out ‘Hype in My Head’ and watch for the imminent release of our new album, RUFFYUNZ II on Hyperspace Records.”

Watch the promotional video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBXdOrE17EQ

RUFFYUNZ II” will be available for listening FREE on hyperspacerecords.com

Here’s what the press has said about the RUFFYUNZ’s debut album:

This nine-track album has a great mixture of rock and funk, with powerful vocals and heavy guitar riffs...This amazing album was well performed, recorded, produced and written and I highly recommend this album for your rock library.” - Oasis Entertainment

With guest artists including guitar legend Pat Travers and drummer T.C. Tolliver from The Plasmatics, the songs on their debut self-titled album are a blend of many styles of guitar-heavy music.” - Exclusive Magazine

Stripper rock for gals still swinging on the pole even when their sciatica is acting up made by cats that were there when they claimed to want to bang you like an animal.” - Midwest Record

Violent riffs and elastic tunes: veteran artists find new twists and turns on their new venture and invite Pat Travers to traverse a different expanse.” - DMME.net

The overall feel of the 9 songs on this debut is funky hard rock, the groove laden tunes proving to be a launching pad for Terry’s powerful vocals and plenty of white hot soloing from Berlin & Travers especially. Pretty heavy stuff here on this debut release from Ruffyunz, a crunchy blues/funk/hard rock project that is off to a great start thanks to some inspired performances and memorable material.” - Sea of Tranquility

With the 3rd song, “PRESSURE”, the whole armada launched an attack Wirth VOLCANIC FIREPOWER. The assault is given by a horde of brass, playing in unison, fiery and hyper hard guitar riffs, a voice pushed to the EXTREME, but held by the FIRE OF GOD and intermediaries always funky. This title is undoubtedly to be placed in the BEST SONGS IN THE HISTORY OF ROCK! WHAT A SLAP!” 10 / 10. MAREK DEVEAUX - profilprog.com

To simplify the analysis, we will summarize Ruffyunz’s musical style to the first two words of the title of the seventh song on his plate: ‘Funky’ and ‘Heavy’ and we will add, for good measure, the term ‘Classic Rock’! Black Sabbath or not, whatever, Ruffyunz is a real pleasure to listen to and therefore highly recommendable in these difficult times!” - Music In Belgium

To purchase “RUFFYUNZ II”: www.grooveyardrecords.com

For more information:
www.hyperspacerecords.com
facebook/hyperspaceRecords

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

9/02/2022

British Hard Rock Supergroup Snakecharmer “Anthology” 4-CD Box Set Feat. Former Members Whitesnake, Wishbone Ash, and Thunder Available For Pre-order

Release date October 28, 2022

British hard rock supergroup Snakecharmer was formed in 2013 by former members of Whitesnake, Wishbone Ash, and Thunder.

The resulting line-up is a veritable who's-who of classic hard rock: Vocalist Chris Ousey (Heartland), Guitarist Laurie Wisefield (Wishbone Ash), Drummer Harry James (Thunder), and Keyboardist Adam Wakeman (Ozzy Osbourne) Guitarist Micky Moody (Whitesnake)

Given the band's pedigree, it was inevitable that the music would sound like good-time, classic melodic hard rock with a blues edge, their eponymous debut was released in 2013 by Frontiers. The response from fans and critics alike was rapturous, and the band toured to wide acclaim.

In 2015, Moody left the band, replaced by young Irish-born virtuoso Simon McBride. Snakecharmer's follow up album, Second Skin, arrived in 2017.

This 4-CD box set collects the bands two studio albums as well as two live shows from Milton Keynes which show the band at work in a live environment, the booklet has notes by Classic Rocks Dave Ling talking to the band about their career as well as newly mastered studio albums done by Tony Dixon.

Featuring:
Chris Ousey - Vocals
Simon McBride – Guitar
Laurie Wisefield – Guitar
Adam Wakeman – Keyboards
Neil Murray – Bass
Harry James – Drums
Micky Moody - Guitar

Track list:
DISC ONE: Snakecharmer
My Angel
Accident Prone
To The Rescue
Falling Leaves
A Little Rock & Roll
Turn Of the Screw
Smoking Gun
Stand Up
Guilty As Charged
Nothing To Lose
Cover Me in You
BONUS TRACKS
White Boy Blues
A Breath Away - Japan Only Bonus Track

DISC TWO: Second Skin
Sounds Like a Plan
That Kind of Love
Are You Ready to Fly?
Follow Me Under
I’ll Take You as You Are
Hell Of a Way to Live
Fade Away
Dress It Up
Punching Above My Weight
Forgive And Forget
Where Do We Go from Here?
BONUS TRACK
On My Way - Japan Only Bonus Track

DISC THREE:  Live at The Stables, Milton Keynes 26/01/2014
Guilty As Charged
A Little Rock & Roll
Ready An’ Willing
Accident Prone
Walking In the Shadow of The Blues
Falling Leaves
Moody’s Blues
Slow An’ Easy
My Angel
[Band Introductions]
Cover Me in You
Nothing To Lose
Here I Go Again
Fool For Your Loving

DISC FOUR: Live at The Stables, Milton Keynes 17/01/2015
Intro.
Guilty As Charged
A Little Rock & Roll
Ready An’ Willing
Cover Me in You
Accident Prone
Falling Leaves
Walking In the Shadow of The Blues
My Angel
Moody’s Blues
Slow An’ Easy
Nothing To Lose
Here I Go Again
Take Me with You
Fool For Your Loving

To pre-order: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/snakecharmer-snakecharmer-anthology-4cd-box-set/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

5/14/2021

Amazonian Rock Band Pentral turn it up to 11 in new single 'Aiming for the Sun'

 

Pentral are to release their new single, Aiming for the Sun, from their forthcoming album, adding even more ferocity to their sound but retaining the groove and rhythms which made the likes of Prog and New Noise hail them as ones to watch. Their first single, Silent Trees, received glowing praise from both Prog and New Noise and All My Wounds raised the bar yet further, a colossal burst of energy and riffs, continuing the story of a young family lost in a world filled with anger and hate, set against the backdrop of the Amazon jungle. Aiming for the Sun picks up the story of the couple ousted from their rainforest home and battling against a tyrannical regime. 


“Aiming For The Sun” is a heavier song without leaving groove behind. It’s the second chapter of the couple's saga, when the Amazon land-grabbers show their real face and what they are up to. Through its dark vibe and pulsating lines, this song tries to express a feeling of urgency, a claim for help, showcasing the agony of the people in the woods.”


Passionate about environmental protection, equality and the fight against racism, their music and lyrics reflect their beliefs, with the band seeing music as a powerful and positive way of changing the world for the better and their album, What Lies Ahead of Us is a concept album exploring the fractious relationships between people from different backgrounds and cultures and ultimately Mankind’s war against nature itself.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pentralmusic/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/pentral

Twitter: https://twitter.com/pentralmusic

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pentralmusic
Website: https://www.pentralmusic.com/

Amazonian Rock Band Pentral Keep the Groove but Turn it up to 11 on New Single!


Pentral are to release their new single, Aiming for the Sun, from their forthcoming album, adding even more ferocity to their sound but retaining the groove and rhythms which made the likes of Prog and New Noise hail them as ones to watch. Their first single, Silent Trees, received glowing praise from both Prog and New Noise and All My Wounds raised the bar yet further, a colossal burst of energy and riffs, continuing the story of a young family lost in a world filled with anger and hate, set against the backdrop of the Amazon jungle. Aiming for the Sun picks up the story of the couple ousted from their rainforest home and battling against a tyrannical regime. 

“Aiming For The Sun” is a heavier song without leaving groove behind. It’s the second chapter of the couple's saga, when the Amazon land-grabbers show their real face and what they are up to. Through its dark vibe and pulsating lines, this song tries to express a feeling of urgency, a claim for help, showcasing the agony of the people in the woods.”


Passionate about environmental protection, equality and the fight against racism, their music and lyrics reflect their beliefs, with the band seeing music as a powerful and positive way of changing the world for the better and their album, What Lies Ahead of Us is a concept album exploring the fractious relationships between people from different backgrounds and cultures and ultimately Mankind’s war against nature itself.






Brazilian rock band Pentral release ferocious new single "All My Wounds"



Pentral are to release the second single, All My Wounds, from their forthcoming album, an incendiary mix of the rhythms and melodies of their homeland of Brazil and the power and aggression of classic rock bands of the 1960s, 70s and 80s with a contemporary flavour. Their first single, Silent Trees, received glowing praise from both Prog and New Noise and All My Wounds raises the bar yet further, a colossal burst of energy and riffs, continuing the story of a young family lost in a world filled with anger and hate, set against the backdrop of the Amazon jungle.  

"All My Wounds" is the second single from our debut album. This song tries to express an uplifting vibe with its lyrics, melody, harmonies, and groovy rhythm. It is about the quest for spiritual healing, dealing with the highs and lows of life, and toxic people. It touches upon how hard is to cope with grief and loss and how rewarding is to bounce back from rock bottom. It's a part of the journey described on the concept album called "What Lies Ahead Of Us" which is about a saga of a lowly couple fighting for their lives and sanity.”


Passionate about environmental protection, equality and the fight against racism, their music and lyrics reflect their beliefs, with the band seeing music as a powerful and positive way of changing the world for the better and their album, What Lies Ahead of Us is a concept album exploring the fractious relationships between people from different backgrounds and cultures and ultimately Mankind’s war against nature itself.


4/27/2021

After 50 Years Drummer Corky Laing Is Still Climbing the Mountain!

Legendary Mountain Drummer Corky Laing has resurrected that iconic sound that put him, his fellow bandmates on the music charts, on the radio and in stadiums across the world just a bit over 50 years ago!

It seems that the spirits of the late Felix Pappalardi (Mountain) and Jack Bruce (West, Bruce & Laing/Cream) may have been present when Corky started writing and recording this classic record in a small studio in the heart of the Rock and Roll Rustbelt, Toledo Ohio.

At first listen you will hear and feel an overwhelming sense of time travel back to the days of hard rock & heavy metal’s infancy, while staying within today’s modern era. From the time you drop the needle onto the vinyl, until you pull it off. You will be reminded of who was one of the pioneers and innovators of some of the greatest hard rock to ever grace the planet Earth.

Corky Laing has announced the new release of Corky Laing’s Mountain and the continued pressing of Corky Laing’s Pompeii (featuring Eric Clapton, Leslie West, Dickie Betts, John Sebastian, Mick Ronson, Ian Hunter and more..), both pressed on limited edition vinyl.

To purchase: https://www.prudentialmusicgroup.com/store/Corky-Laing-c28915508

For more information:
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Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, Billy James, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

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Prudential Music Group is headed up by young drummer Jason Hartless (Ted Nugent, Sponge, Joe Lynn Turner)

3/09/2020

Los Angeles Hard Rock Trio The Rift To Release New Single "Edge of Never"


Los Angeles hard rock trio The Rift will be releasing their highly anticipated new single “Edge of Never” on March 20th.  It will be premiered on Pure Grain Audio March 18th.

“Edge of Never” will mark the first of several releases for the band in 2020 with plans for a tour coming together in the summer months of 2020. The song was recorded at Validus studios in Los Angeles and produced by Scott Hallquist (Ten Foot Pole). It opens as a heavy in your face classic rock tune reminiscent of Black Sabbath and turns into a grooving progressive jam session towards its conclusion.

Says the band, “The meaning of this song is pretty in your face. Music is like therapy for us and helps to deal with the storms life can throw at you. We wanted to make a song that really was gritty with rock and roll and chaos. 'Edge of Never' is very chaotic. You have this swerving guitar riff and crazy drumming. It's intense, and it's meant to be.”

The Rift recorded “Edge of Never” along with several other upcoming singles this past fall 2019 at Validus Recording Studios. Scott Hallquist was their producer and had some great ideas and dialed in the sound. Guitarist Aris Anagnos explains, “We had the song written musically earlier in 2019, but you know before you go into the studio you fine tune things, especially lyrically. We took 4 days I think to do all the songs at Validus, but there's just something about hearing a song like 'Edge of Never' come to life through the speakers for the first time! Part of that process I think helped me finish writing the lyrics in the studio.”

Traditionally, a rift is an open space. That space can be a blank canvass of potential. Los Angeles hard rock trio The Rift lives up to its moniker!

Aris Anagnos says, “The name is the best way to describe the band, what we do, and the experience we want portray live. We have a lot of different influences from metal to flamenco, reggae and classic rock, so we wanted the openness as a band to push those genre boundaries. Every song we shoot to make the best song no matter the style. That openness has solidified the group.”



The Rift is Aris Anagnos (vocals/guitar), Johnny Evil (bass, vocals) along with Ovais Malik (drums) - as one of Southern California's most thrilling new rock upstarts. Since forming in 2009, the musicians have played alongside the likes of Exodus, Joan Jett, The Misfits, Motionless in White, Wage War, and many more as well as receiving nominations at the Hollywood Music Awards and Ventura County Music Awards. 2016's full-length debut “Inventions” crystallized their hard rock hooks and generated a ton of buzz on Pure Volume, Jam in the Van, Screamer Magazine, Pure Grain Audio, and dozens of radio stations. The album also caught the attention of Grammy winning producer Brandon Friesen who worked famously with Alice in Chains and NickelBack, Papa Roach, and The Hu Band.

In 2017 The Rift released two singles “Rock Narcotic” and “Mysterious.” The band feels that with both songs they have reached a new level in song development and that they are onto something very special. “Rock Narcotic” is provocative and one can hear traces of Muse and System of a Down at times. The song is about losing yourself in the music and getting addicted to rock and roll. It has almost a reggae, flamenco vibe at times, but then hits hard with a chunky rock chorus. Aris Anagnos says it's meant to be a tribute to the power of rock and roll. The song caught on in Los Angeles and helped propel the band to Vans Warped tour in 2018 where the band performed on several dates in the Midwest. After that they were welcomed home by 95.5 KLOS FM featuring Rock Narcotic as a part of the Next 2 Rock contest produced by Big Machine Records. The band placed as runner up at the Viper Room in the contest but kept the energy to push toward 2019. Much of 2019 was spent refining and writing their new material.

“The Rift are an exciting and undeniably talented group of musicians, creating within the indie world exactly what their name suggests.” - StereoStickMan

Along with working on their next album, The Rift is planning a tour of the West Coast this summer. They will also be releasing 2 other singles at least this year with videos to accompany them. Everything should be out by August 2020.

Songs will be available for purchase at: 
www.theriftofficial.com
www.theriftoffiicial.bandcamp.com
Streaming on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/artist/20XC0kNuHwNw2w2R0mDolP?si=HykSIWmyTK63hUF5tGu0ZQ
and Pandora https://www.pandora.com/artist/the-rift-rock/ARlVfgPgK6hcK9c

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Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

2/06/2020

Australian Hard Rock Legends Rose Tattoo Unleash "Outlaws" Album March 6, 2020!


Rose Tattoo are extraordinarily proud to announce the release of “Outlaws”, the album, on March 6.  A re-recording of the famed first and iconic “Rock N Roll Outlaw”, spawning classics like “Nice Boys” (Don’t Play Rock ‘n’ Roll), “Rock N’ Roll Outlaw”, “One Of The Boys” and, “Bad Boy For Love” these songs have etched their way into the music landscape over the last 40+ years. The magik with a ‘k’ is that they’ve included three bonus tracks from the very early days, songs that were demoed and never made the final cut, being a ‘love song’ “Rosetta” written back in 1975 by Anderson and Rilens, “Snow Queen” and “Sweet Love Rock and Roll” penned by Ian Rilens.

Loveable rogue, Angry Anderson recruited the best in the business to head up the assault on this one comprising legendary bass player, Mark Evans of AC/DC fame, iconic guitarist Bob Spencer – Finch, Skyhooks, The Angels, and, Pete Well’s endorsed, “unbelievably talented maestro of rock mayhem”, Dai Pritchard on slide. Keeping the drum stool warm on this outing is ‘Genghis’, the keeper of time, Jackie Barnes.

“For me, that’s critically important, cosmically important, because this album is all about history, heritage, honour and respect. Just as significant is the forging, the embracing, and the official signing on if you like, to that history by THIS band and having them make their own reverent mark. This really is about honouring the past and respecting the present.” - Angry Anderson

“Rock N’ Roll Outlaw”, was originally recorded at the famed Alberts studios, produced by the legendary team, Vanda & Young and, released through Albert, Repertoire Records in late 1978. The bands debut album, reviewed as “A dangerous, unpredictable, monster of a record whose power has hardly diminished an ounce in the decades since this album cemented the band’s foundation for the years to come.”

“The universe owes a deep unpayable debt to this band’s founders Peter Wells and Ian Rilen as well as Mick Cocks, Dallas 'Digger' Royal, Geordie Leach, Rockin’ Robin Riley and Lobby Loyde. Paul DeMarco, Dai Pritchard and Steve King have of course honourably kept the temple flame burning brightly more recently, but the album also rightfully acknowledges the foresight and support of Ted Albert, Fifa Riccobono, George Young and Harry Vanda who saw something in this band back when most other record companies were calling the cops.” - Angry Anderson

“Outlaws” will be released by Cleopatra Records on all digital platforms as well as on CD and a special limited edition vinyl pressing in your choice of RED or SILVER!

To purchase: https://orcd.co/rosetattoooutlaws

Rose Tattoo will undertake their first U.S. tour since 1982 this May.

Rose Tattoo US tour dates:
05.07.20 - W. HOLLYWOOD, CA - WHISKY A GOGO
05.08.20 - W. HOLLYWOOD, CA - WHISKY A GOGO
05.09.20 - W. HOLLYWOOD, CA - WHISKY A GOGO
05.10.20 - GARDEN GROVE, CA - GARDEN AMPHITHEATRE
05.12.20 - DENVER, CO - THE VENUE
05.14.20 - HOUSTON, TX - WAREHOUSE LIVE!
05.15.20 - SAN ANTONIO, TX - THE ROCK BOX
05.16.20 - DALLAS, TX - TREES
05.17.20 - AUSTIN, TX - THE LOST WELL
05.20.20 - CHICAGO, IL - REGGIE’S ROCK CLUB
05.21.20 - FLINT, MI - THE MACHINE SHOP
05.22.20 - COLUMBUS, OH - ACE OF CUPS
05.23.20 - DAYTON, OH - ODDBODY’S
05.25.20 - BROOKLYN, NY - MARKET HOTEL (2nd show added)
05.27.20 - BROOKLYN, NY - MARKET HOTEL (original show still on)
05.28.20 - MANCHESTER, NH - THE JEWEL
05.29.20 - PHILADELPHIA, PA - VOLTAGE LOUNGE
05.30.20 - NEW BEDFORD, MA - THE VAULT MUSIC HALL

For more information:
http://www.rosetattoo.com.au/
https://www.facebook.com/RoseTattoo/

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4/27/2019

LUCIFER’S FRIEND Releases New Studio Album BLACK MOON – Out Now!


After many years of silence from the band, we get the second studio album of the reunion era.

The highly acclaimed 2016 release TOO LATE TO HATE was the long awaited album the fans had been asking for... and now LUCIFER’S FRIEND bring us BLACK MOON.

Black Moon features three found members of the band...PETER HESSLEIN, DIETER HORNS and JOHN LAWTON...with Stephan Eggert laying down the drum tracks.

10 new tracks all written by HESSLEIN / LAWTON with Peter Hesslein supplying not only the guitar tracks but keyboards as well...it also features 2 guest musicians in CHUCK FINDLEY (trumpet solo on BLACK MOON) and STEFAN PINTEV (electric violin solo on FREEDOM).

Produced and mixed by Simon Hesslein in New York with cover design by Damian Bydlinski...this album is another milestone in the band’s history...

Black Moon is OUT NOW and available below:
Amazon CD: https://geni.us/LF004CD
iTunes: https://geni.us/LF004dig

Official website: www.lucifersfriend.com
Official Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/LucifersFriendOfficial

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

LUCIFER’S FRIEND Releases New Studio Album BLACK MOON – Out Now!


After many years of silence from the band, we get the second studio album of the reunion era.

The highly acclaimed 2016 release TOO LATE TO HATE was the long awaited album the fans had been asking for... and now LUCIFER’S FRIEND bring us BLACK MOON.

Black Moon features three found members of the band...PETER HESSLEIN, DIETER HORNS and JOHN LAWTON...with Stephan Eggert laying down the drum tracks.

10 new tracks all written by HESSLEIN / LAWTON with Peter Hesslein supplying not only the guitar tracks but keyboards as well...it also features 2 guest musicians in CHUCK FINDLEY (trumpet solo on BLACK MOON) and STEFAN PINTEV (electric violin solo on FREEDOM).

Produced and mixed by Simon Hesslein in New York with cover design by Damian Bydlinski...this album is another milestone in the band’s history...

Black Moon is OUT NOW and available below:
Amazon CD: https://geni.us/LF004CD
iTunes: https://geni.us/LF004dig

Official website: www.lucifersfriend.com
Official Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/LucifersFriendOfficial

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

9/26/2018

Star-Studded Salute To Hard Rock Legends KISS Receives A Very Special Reissue With New Title And All New Artwork!


Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet with guest performances by Bruce Kulick, Tommy Shaw, Lemmy Kilmister, Doug Aldrich, Dee Snider, Steve Lukather, Chris Jericho, C.C. DeVille, Dug Pinnick, Page Hamilton, Buzz Osbourne, and more! 

Los Angeles, CA - An incredible line-up of world-class musicians and vocalists gathered together, under the helm of Grammy award-winning producers Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet, to recreate 11 classics from the catalog of one of music’s greatest, best-loved bands, the icons of theatrical shock rock, the mighty KISS! Originally released as Spin The Bottle in 2004, the resulting album has received a complete makeover this year and will be reissued October 19 with all new artwork. Now titled, Pure Fire - The Ultimate KISS Tribute, the album features unique combinations of A-list performers including former KISS member Bruce Kulick plus some of the bands biggest friends and fans including Tommy Shaw (Styx), Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Steve Lukather (Toto), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Buzz Osbourne (The Melvins), Dug Pinnick (King's X), C.C. DeVille (Poison) and so many more!

This special multi-media edition also comes with a bonus making-of DVD that features interviews and stories from the artists, including those who are no longer with us, recorded 14 years ago - it’s like a beautifully preserved time capsule showing what these artists looked like, sang like and played like, and what they thought about KISS back then. Hear producer Bob Kulick, Tommy Shaw, Tony Franklin, Aynsley Dunbar, Robin McAuley, Robben Ford , Lemmy , Greg Bissonette, Doug Aldrich, Kip Winger, Carmine Appice, Mike Porcaro,  Fred Coury, and many others share their personal stories and recollections about Paul, Gene, Ace & Peter. No self-respecting KISS fan should be without this release!

Track List:
DISC 1: CD
1. Detroit Rock City - Dee Snider, Doug Aldrich, Marco Mendoza, John Tempesta
2. Love Gun - Tommy Shaw, Steve Lukather, Tim Bogert, Jay Schellen
3. Cold Gin - Mark Slaughter, Ryan Roxy, Robben Ford, Phil Soussan, Steve Riley
4. King Of The Night Time World - Chris Jericho, Rich Ward, Mike Inez, Fred Coury
5. I Want You - Kip Winger, Paul Gilbert, Greg Bissonette
6. God Of Thunder - Buzz Osbourne, Bruce Kulick, Blasko, Carmine Appice
7. Calling Dr. Love - Page Hamilton, Mike Porcaro, Greg Bissonette
8. Shout It Out Loud - Lemmy Kilmister, Jennifer Batten, Bob Kulick, Samantha Maloney
9. Parasite - Dug Pinnick, Bob Kulick, John Alderete, Vinnie Colaiuta
10. Strutter - Phil Lewis, Gilby Clarke, Jeff Pilson, Bobby Rock
11. Stole Your Love - Robin McAuley, C.C. DeVille, Tony Franklin, Aynsley Dunbar

DISC 2: BONUS DVD
Interviews and stories with:
Paul Gilbert, Bob Kulick, Tommy Shaw, Tony Franklin, Aynsley Dunbar, Robin McAuley, Robben Ford, Lemmy, Greg Bissonette, C.C. DeVille, Doug Aldrich, Kip Winger, Carmine Appice, Mike Porcaro, Fred Coury, Jennifer Batten, Bobby Rock, Mark Slaughter, Page Hamilton, Tim Bogert, Steve Lukather, Samantha Maloney, Chris Jericho and Bruce Kulick

Pre-order the CD here: https://www.amazon.com/Pure-Fire-Ultimate-Tribute-Various/dp/B07G228VJT/

“After being friends with KISS, knowing them for years, playing on Paul’s solo record, it was my pleasure to play on this tribute CD. And also working with Bob Kulick was great fun. I thought it came out great. It ROCKS!” - Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge/ Beck, Bogert, Appice)

“I really liked the new arrangement they had and we screamed through it pretty fast. Wild combinations of players and singers, and in the end a very new twist to some KISS classics.” - Steve Lukather (Toto)

“KISS is and forever will be the most exciting band in the land!” - Kip Winger (Winger)

“What fun it is to do anything with Bob. Giving KISS some love. I tried to do Gene proud. We’re all parasites, baby!!” - Dug Pinnick (King’s X)

“I was thrilled to play on this record, especially with Mark Slaughter and Ryan Roxie, with whom I have played before. The song ‘Cold Gin’ was special for me because of one morning back in 1990 when I was awoken by a phone call from Gene Simmons inviting me to come up on stage to play a song with them that night. It was indeed a great moment for me!” - Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne)

“Such an honor to be included then and now, in this list of immensely talented musicians on this KISS tribute. Put your KISS face on and turn it up. Enjoy!!!” - Robin McAuley. ( MSG )

“Some seriously great performances by an insane bunch! Being involved on many of the assorted songs, I had the pleasure of enjoying all the different folks and the cool and varied interpretations they all were bringing to the table.” - David Glen Eisley (Giuffria/Dirty White Boy)

Press inquiries: 
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8/02/2018

Oakland Power Trio STIMULI to Release Explosive Debut Album THEY ARE WE


Oakland, CA – Bay Area rock band STIMULI create thoughtful and heavy rock music about the human condition, delivered through Jimmy Tomahawk's melodic and edgy vocals and spacious and heavy guitar riffing, Tai Hake's solid and snarling bass tones, and Cole Andrew's intricate and powerful drumming. STIMULI will release their first official full-length album titled THEY ARE WE in stores and online worldwide on August 17, 2018. The album is a winding 11-track explosion of the trio's dense, ambitious, and fiercely original sound.

In April 2018, the band generated buzz when they released their debut single and music video for the album's title track, “They Are We.” The single knocks out a Hard Rock, radio-friendly sound that also exposes the introspective themes of understanding and empathy that permeates their new album. THEY ARE WE was recorded at the idyllic Russian River Studios on the Ingels Ranch in Talmage, California, where Tomahawk and Hake had previously recorded with their band YeibichaiKen Ingels, the owner of the studio, was extremely helpful, and they enlisted Andrew Miller to engineer and mix the album, and Mike Wells for mastering. For the artwork and album layout, the trio had their eyes photographed and then overlaid the irises so that the colors merge and overlap, accomplished thanks to the superb talents of Michael Miller at Digital Realm Productions, who brought their vision to life in a way that represents the music on the album exceptionally well.

Not only do STIMULI masterfully rock the traditional power trio format, the band also incorporates synth atmospherics and eclectic instrumentation that is not often associated with contemporary Hard Rock. Bassist Tai Hake also plays Theremin, and their music features Native American flute, sitar, acoustic guitar and ambient synthesizers. Lyrically, STIMULI's themes possess a rare depth - insightful and meaningful, ruminating on personal experiences and reflections about peace, empathy, destiny, and self-actualization. Combined together, STIMULI are a sort of “Thinking Person's Rock Band.”

While all members are of a shared generation, their influences run the gamut. The heavy, tight and polished sound of STIMULI has been compared to Alice in Chains, Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Tool, Rush, and Nirvana. The individual and collective history of the band is just as varied and multi-faceted as their music. Comprised of seasoned musicians from around the world (drummer Cole Andrew is from Australia), STIMULI is a collage of three very strong-willed personalities who, like most productive collaborations, happen to have chemistry and work well together.

“Our music contains a strong emotional intensity with personal, social, and philosophical messages about the human experience,” explains guitarist/vocalist Jimmy Tomahawk. “Although there is an undeniably serious disposition in the band's message, as individuals, we don't take ourselves very seriously at all - satire, slapstick humor and wisecracks are the norm when we are together. It's a bit of a collective Jekyll & Hyde scenario, really. We try to remind ourselves that the initial spark of passion and the joy of playing music that caused us to pick up our instruments in the first place is why we do this!”

The formation of STIMULI began following the split of Bay Area rock band Yeibichai, the brainchild of Tomahawk and Hake. When Tomahawk came across a video of Cole Andrew demonstrating his powerful and detail-oriented drumming, he reached out and they began to jam. Tomahawk couldn't imagine any other bass player but Tai in the room with the sounds that he and Cole were creating. In 2013, STIMULI opened up shop in their new studio space at the fabled Soundwave Studios in Oakland. It was here that STIMULI became a band and their deep friendship and musical bond was solidified.

In early 2017 STIMULI found themselves at a crossroads. Things suddenly felt new, vivified, and stronger among the three of them, but a glaring question remained: who would be the voice of the band? Jimmy Tomahawk decided then that nothing was going to stop him from fulfilling his original plan as a young teenager of being the vocalist in his own band. With the encouraging support of his bandmates, Tomahawk began to write, and at some point along the way, singing became as fluid and as much of an unconscious operation for Tomahawk as playing guitar. In just a few short months the band was in the studio tracking drums and bass for the new album.

STIMULI feel an unprecedented sense of optimism and joy with the music they are making. The audiences are reciprocating that energy that is conveyed at their live shows with great fervor. With much more to come from this exciting new Bay Area rock band, it would appear that STIMULI are just getting started!

For more information or to Pre-Order THEY ARE WE, please visit STIMULI's website and social media pages via: www.stimuliband.com or https://stimuli.bandcamp.com/

To Pre-Order THEY ARE WE on digital services please visit: http://smarturl.it/STIMULItheyarewe

For Press and Interview inquiries, please contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

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