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5/20/2024

US Prog Rock Ensemble IZZ To Release New Album “Collapse the Wave” on June 11, 2024

Innovative New York-based progressive rock band IZZ is thrilled to announce the release of their latest album “Collapse the Wave” available for pre-order now on Bandcamp: izzmusic.bandcamp.com and on all major streaming services on June 11, 2024. This inventive new work plunges listeners into a deep exploration of existential themes, such as the “death of the ego,” the relinquishing of “self,” and the idea of parallel realities.

“Collapse the Wave” marks a significant evolution in IZZ’s musical journey, melding intricate rhythms and complex harmonies to craft a narrative both compelling and transformative. The album, produced by IZZ keyboardist and vocalist Tom Galgano, features a collection of eleven tracks that challenge conventional perceptions and invite listeners to explore beyond the boundaries of traditional rock.

John Galgano, co-founder and bassist of IZZ, describes the album as "a sonic exploration of the self and the universe." He adds, "We tried to weave together each of our musical influences with philosophical, spiritual, and scientific ideas to create an album that explores both personal and universal themes."

The album’s lead single “There’s Hope!” is accompanied by an animated short story created exclusively for the track by talented NYC-based animator, Julie Morris.

“Collapse the Wave” is not just an auditory experience; it’s a journey through the self and the cosmos, making for a listening experience that is as thought-provoking as it is entertaining and fun.

Watch the innovative, animated music video for the first single from “Collapse the Wave,” “There’s Hope!”: https://youtu.be/Ms1-a782xDE?si=PKJ9xjbz_RPz6a4d

“Collapse the Wave” is available for pre-order now on Bandcamp: izzmusic.bandcamp.com and will be available at your favorite online retailers as well as on all streaming music services on June 11, 2024.

IZZ will be performing in support of the release of “Collapse the Wave” at the Night of the Prog Festival in Loreley, Germany on Friday, July 19 as well as the CREA Cultural Student Center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on Tuesday, July 23. More information and tickets for these live performances are available on the IZZ website: www.izzmusic.com

Track Listing:
1. We Are the 3rd
2. So Many Voices
3. Brace for Impact
4. Deep Inside
5. Collapse the Wave
6. Sometimes Sublime
7. There’s Hope!
8. Brethren
9. Not About Me
10. Soak Up the Sunlight
11. And We Will Go

IZZ:
Paul Bremner: Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Brian Coralian: Electronic & Acoustic Drums and Percussion
Greg DiMiceli: Acoustic Drums and Percussion
John Galgano: Bass Guitar, Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Tom Galgano: Keyboards, Vocals
Laura Meade: Vocals

For booking and all other inquiries contact Doone Records: info@doonerecords.com

For more information:
www.izzmusic.com
www.facebook.com/izzmusic
Instagram and X: @izzmusic
TikTok: @izzband

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

5/17/2024

Prog Artist Leon Alvarado Announces Pink Floyd Influenced New Album “The Changing Tide” Released May 31, 2024

US prog artist Leon Alvarado is excited to unveil his newest album, “The Changing Tide.” Set to release on May 31st, this highly anticipated album follows the successful EP release, which previewed two of the album's tracks; a captivating cover of Pink Floyd's “Brain Damage,” and the enchanting instrumental “Dance of The Pink Elephants.”

Alvarado explains, “The creation of 'The Changing Tide' was very much influenced by the musical heritage of Pink Floyd. We aimed to seamlessly blend their timeless formula with our unique styles to produce material that charts its own course.”

While acknowledging the influence of Pink Floyd as a foundational element, Alvarado emphasizes the infusion of his own creative perspective. “Listeners can anticipate a departure of sorts from my previous works,” he shares, “yet they'll find my hallmark keyboard textures and atmospheric nuances intricately woven throughout.”

Alvarado is joined on this musical endeavor by an ensemble of exceptional musicians, featuring bassists Tony Franklin (known for his work with Jimmy Page and Paul Rogers on The Firm) and Gary Gnaedinger, guitarists Edoardo Scordo and Damian Darlington (both renowned members of Brit Floyd), alongside Jimmy Griggers also on guitars and saxophonist John Helliwell (from Supertramp fame). Additionally, L.A. session musician Pablo Hopehayn contributes on strings. The backing vocals on Brain Damage are skillfully provided by Jeff Sanson, Liz Hall, and Linda Alvarado.

“The Changing Tide” will be available for streaming on all major platforms and will also be released on CD through Melodic Revolution Records. The physical CD promises to be a sensory delight, boasting stunning artwork within an impeccably designed package that will undoubtedly enhance any music enthusiast's collection.

About Leon Alvarado:
Leon Alvarado is a progressive rock artist known for his innovative fusion of electronic and rock music. Over the course of more than two decades, Alvarado has consistently demonstrated his ingenuity as a musician, constantly expanding the horizons of his artistic vision with each successive project. His repertoire boasts collaborations with esteemed figures in the Prog rock scene, earning him widespread acclaim and nurturing a devoted fanbase worldwide. Beyond his own musical creations, Leon frequently collaborates with bands and promoters, channeling his artistic skills into crafting fascinating album covers and promotional tour materials.

Track list:
1. THE EQUILIBRIUM OF TIME
2. A DAY OF A DIFFERENT SORT
3. A VIEW FROM A DIFFERENT ROOM
4. DANCE OF THE PINK ELEPHANTS
5. THE CHANGING TIDE.
6. BRAIN DAMAGE

Credits:
Leon Alvarado: Drums, Keyboards & Effects on all,
Bass on 5, Vocals on 6
Edoardo Scordo: Guitars on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Tony Franklin: Bass on 1, 2, 3, 4
John Helliwell: Saxophone on 3
Pablo Hopenhayn: Violin, Viola and Cello on 1
Gary Gnaedinger: Bass, Guitar & Keyboards on 6
James Griggers: Guitar & Slide Guitar on 6
Jeff Sanson: Backing Vocals on 6
Linda Alvarado: Backing Vocals on 6
Liz Hall: Backing Vocals on 6
Produced and mixed by Leon Alvarado
Mastered by Maor Appelbaum
Design and Art Direction by Synergy Design
Label: Melodic Revolution Records

The Changing Tide” release date: May 31, 2024

For more information:
https://leonalvarado.bandcamp.com/ or follow Leon Alvarado on https://www.instagram.com/leonalvarado80/.

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

5/16/2024

Drum Legend Simon Phillips and Ex Asia’s John Payne Discuss the New Intelligent Music Project’s “Miracles Beyond” Released May 15, 2024!

The new album “Miracles Beyond” featuring members of TOTO, ex-Asia, Nazareth and others, is dedicated to Free Spirits

Intelligent Music Project continues to stand out as one of the most compelling rock projects in the music world over the last 12 years. During this time, the project has gifted their fans with 7 albums featuring the participation of world-famous, top-notch musicians, and they show no signs of slowing down.

Featuring Carl Sentance, Joseph Williams, Simon Phillips, John Payne & Ernest Tibbs!

Just a few days before the official release on May 15th of the eighth album by Intelligent Music Project titled “Miracles Beyond”, the band shared a video of John Payne (ex ASIA), Simon Phillips (TOTO/Mike Oldfield) and Ernest Tibbs (Protocol) talking about the album.

Says John Payne (Vocalist on IMP III, IV, V, VI, VII), “I feel as a part of the Intelligent Music Project family. I am proud to say that I’ve been one of the main singers of Intelligent Music Project – I’ve done many albums with this project and I want you to look out for the new album, called ‘Miracles Beyond’ – it’s coming out shortly! This project started with little seeds, and now it’s growing and growing and the players again are wonderful. I know that lyrically even though Milen, who writes all the songs, it’s not his native language, but his grasp of the English language is probably a lot better than many English and American people I know. The songs are great, it’s an interesting album, there is some pretty rocky stuff on this one, and I see influences from bands like Queen, progressive music, pop music and really deep meaning songs.”

Says Simon Phillips (Drummer on IMP II, III, IV, V, VII, VIII), “As with any project that repeats and makes more than one album, it changes. The style evolves, it becomes stronger and that is what I believe has happened with Intelligent Music Project.”

Ernest Tibbs (Bass player on IMP IV & VIII) adds, “Simon and I, we’ve been playing together for many years and Simon invited me to be a part of the project a second time. The vocal tunes are richer now, I enjoy the vocals, I enjoy the compositions, just beautiful! I would like to see the record released, so that more people can hear music like this. It’s harmonically very adventurous, and it’s still very listenable.”

Watch the promotional video: https://we.tl/t-DCcKqtjfZ7

Listen to the first single of the album “Shine for You,” to preview the musical journey that awaits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=879i-dOvKjI

Intelligent Music Project is a Bulgarian supergroup with an exceptionally international line-up, created in 2011 by Bulgarian businessman, philanthropist, and arts patron Dr. Milen Vrabevski, who is not only the project’s producer but also the composer of the band’s music and lyrics.


Dr. Milen Vrabevski

The album will be out on May 15th. Everyone will be able to order it from www.intelligent-music.com and listen to it on all musical platforms.

For more information:
Amazon: https://music.amazon.de/albums/B0CXQT3RG2
iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/shine-for-you-single/1735347687
Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/album/558843472
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3yg8mOoOWXgWfl07tSxEJ7
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=879i-dOvKjI&feature=youtu.be

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

Melodic Rock Icons ENUFF Z’NUFF Take Us Back To Where It All Began With A Full Album Of Demos Recorded Prior To Their Debut Album!

Los Angeles, CA - Enuff Z'nuff, the revered melodic rock band hailing from the heart of Chicago, is set to unveil a treasure trove of their musical origins with the release of a captivating collection of demo recordings. These recordings, crafted prior to the band's iconic self-titled debut album, offer a raw and impassioned glimpse into the genesis of Enuff Z'nuff's illustrious career.

The forthcoming collection, entitled The 1987 Demos, showcases the band's classic lineup of Chip Z’nuff, Donnie Vie, Derek Frigo, and Vikki Foxx, exuding a fervor and authenticity that transcends even their acclaimed major label releases. Fans worldwide have long revered these early compositions, recognizing the embryonic stages of Enuff Z'nuff's signature sound. Now they get to experience these songs as never before!

Among the gems featured in this collection are early renditions of beloved classics such as the chart-topping single "Fly High Michelle," alongside anthems like "New Thing" and "I Could Never Be Without You." These early versions offer a unique perspective, capturing the essence of the band's evolution and the raw talent that propelled them to international acclaim. Check out the demo version of “New Thing,” which has been released as a single to all music platforms today!

Stream/download the single: https://orcd.co/enuffznuff_newthing1987demo

“Before we got our first record deal,” explains EZ’s founding lead vocalist Donnie Vie, “Chip and I had written and demoed at least 50 pretty good songs. It was hard to choose which ones to shop. We basically put together what we felt would be a great record and shopped it as that. Needless to say, the label loved it, so we went to work re-recording it on a grander scale (and waste $200K. Haha). I personally think we could've just had this mixed, because most of it was recorded and produced exactly the same way. The songs stand on their own, and this was the way it was done - on our own.”

Chip, who oversaw this project and composed liner notes for the album, declares  “ Here are the warts, scars, and tattoos of our labor, when it all started over 3 decades ago!”

The 1987 Demos will be available on both CD and vinyl starting on May 31! The CD version includes two bonus tracks not available anywhere else - a cover of Hendrix’s “Manic Depression” and an original song “Runaway!”

Order the CD/Vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/search?q=enuff+znuff+the+1987+demos
Pre-order/Pre-save the digital: https://orcd.co/enuffznuff_1987demos

Also be sure to catch the band performing live at select venues across the US!

May 16 - Binghamton, NY - Touch Of Texas
May 18 - Teaneck, NY - Debonair Music Hall
May 19 - Reading, PA - Reverb
May 22 - St. Louis, MO - The Golden Record
May 23 - Beaver Dam, WI - Stormy’s
May 24 - Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze
May 25 - Webster, WI - St. Croix Casino Hertel
May 28 - Parker, CO - Wild Goose Saloon
May 30 - Grapevine, TX - Glass Cactus
May 31 - San Antonio, TX - Fitzgerald’s Bar & Live Music
June 1 - Eagle Pass, TX - Cooter’s Pub
June 2 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live Midtown
June 4 - Sarasota, FL - Big Top Brewing Company
June 12 - St. Charles, IL - Arcada Theatre
July 3 - Duluth, MN - Bayfront Festival Park

TRACK LIST:
1. New Thing
2. She Wants More
3. Fly High Michelle
4. Hot Little Summer Girl
5. In The Groove
6. Little Indian Angel
7. For Now
8. Kiss The Clown
9. I Could Never Be Without You
10. Finger On The Trigger
BONUS TRACKS [CD ONLY]
11. Runaway
12. Manic Depression

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


CLEOPATRA RECORDS, INC.
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Los Angeles CA 90025
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5/10/2024

UK Rock Legends UFO Reissue Rare 1988 EP With Vintage Live Bonus Tracks & Other Treasures!

Los Angeles, CA - UFO fans, rejoice! The legendary British rock band's rare 1988 EP, Ain't Misbehavin', is making a triumphant return in a Deluxe Bonus Track Edition reissue, promising a treasure trove of sonic delights for enthusiasts and collectors alike. Recorded in the wake of the band's electrifying 1987 tour in support of their '85 album Misdemeanor, this EP marked the final collaboration between UFO frontman Phil Mogg and the virtuosic Japanese-born guitarist Atomik Tommy M.

Much like its predecessor, Ain't Misbehavin' goes full throttle from beginning to end with Mogg matching his vocal prowess to the pyrotechnic playing of guitarist Tommy alongside superstar bassist Paul Gray (The Damned) and former Magnum drummer Jim Simpson. The brilliant lead off track, “Between A Rock And A Hard Place,” ranks up there with some of the band’s best rockers. Check out this special digital single release of the track below!

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

This deluxe reissue not only reintroduces the original EP in all its glory but also treats fans to a selection of bonus tracks, including vintage live performances and other rarities that showcase UFO's dynamic live energy and musical evolution. The artwork has been revamped with an even sexier front cover image, and the whole thing is being released on all formats this June 14 so order your copy today!

Order the CD/Vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/search?q=ufo+ain%27t+misbehavin

Stream/download the digital: https://orcd.co/ufo_aintmisbehavin


TRACK LIST:
1. Between A Rock & A Hard Place
2. Another Saturday Night
3. At War With The World
4. Hunger In The Night
5. Easy Money
6. Rock Boyz, Rock
7. Lonely Cities (Of The Heart)
BONUS TRACKS
8. Only You Can Rock Me (Live In Milwaukee 1986)
9. The Chase (Live In Milwaukee 1986)
10. Night Run (Live In Milwaukee 1986)
11. Doctor Doctor (Live In Milwaukee 1986)
12. Between A Rock & A Hard Place (Instrumental Version)

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


CLEOPATRA RECORDS, INC.
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11041 Santa Monica Blvd #703
Los Angeles CA 90025
www.CleopatraRecords.com

5/08/2024

YES Legend Jon Anderson and The Band Geeks Release New Album “TRUE” on August 23rd, Debut Single and Video Premiere Mid-June!

After a highly successful 2023 tour with The Band Geeks, Jon Anderson decided to expand the creative partnership with the band to create new material for a potential new studio album. The result of this effort is “TRUE” which will be released on August 23 by Jon’s new label, Frontiers Music. The 9-song album will be a welcome gift to all fans of Jon’s 40 years as lead vocalist of the multi platinum Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee YES. The album’s collection of songs harkens back to YES’s classic 70’s sounds as well as to their latter day success with the album “90125”. The album’s release will be preceded by 2 singles and videos, the first arriving mid June for the song “Shine On”. The album was co-produced, engineered, and mixed by Band Geek bassist and musical director Richie Castellano.

Jon and The Band Geeks embark on their summer 2024 tour starting May 30th in New Brunswick, NJ.  The tour will encompass three legs and will run through September. Additional September dates will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

See below for the current tour dates:

5/30/2024 - Thursday - New Brunswick, NJ - State Theatre
6/1/2024 - Saturday - Englewood, NJ - Bergen PAC
6/3/2024 - Monday - Rochester, NY - Kodak Center Theatre
6/6/2024 - Thursday - Albany, NY - Hart Theatre
6/8/2024 - Saturday - Hammondsport, NY - Point of The Bluff Concert Pavilion
6/13/2024 - Thursday - Chicago, IL - Copernicus
6/15/2024 - Saturday - St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
6/18/2024 - Tuesday - Greensburg, PA - Palace Theater
6/20/2024 - Thursday - Hershey, PA - Hershey Theatre
6/22/2024 - Saturday - Concord, NH - Capitol Center for the Arts
6/25/2024 - Tuesday - Boston, MA - Shubert Theatre
6/27/2024 - Thursday - Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse
7/21/2024 - Sunday - Patchogue, NY - Great South Bay Music Festival
7/24/2024 - Wednesday - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium*
7/27/2024 - Saturday - Peachtree City, GA - Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre
7/30/2024 - Tuesday - Camdenton, MO - Ozarks Amphitheater*
8/2/2024 - Friday - Bonner Springs, KS - Azura Amphitheater*
8/4/2024 - Sunday - La Vista, NE - The Astro Outdoors*
8/7/2024 - Wednesday - Waite Park, MN - The Ledge Amphitheater*
8/10/2024 - Saturday - Denver, CO - Paramount
8/14/2024 - Wednesday - Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre
8/16/2024 - Friday - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center
*w/Special Guests The Return of Emerson, Lake & Palmer

9/13/2024 Friday Glenside PA Keswick Theatre
9/15/2024 Sunday Glenside PA Keswick Theatre


photo by Deborah Anderson

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

Jon Anderson YES Epics and Classics:
Website: http://jonandersonyesepicsandclassics.com/
Facebook: Jon Anderson YES Epics & Classics - https://www.facebook.com/jonandersonyesepicsandclassics/
Twitter: @JonYesEpic
Instagram: @jonandersonyesepicsandclassics
TikTok: @JonAndersonYESEpic
YouTube: Jon Anderson YES Epics & Classics - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIvSkw_3SAs1Yy2Ro68GzLw

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

5/03/2024

Prog Ensemble Circuline Releases Official Video For New Single “All”

Prog ensemble 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.”

For this Official Video for “All”, it’s the third single off the new album, and also the 100th video the band produced on their YouTube channel! They are continuing to present themselves in a new way, as a reinvigorated band, with new members and a new sound. Circuline is excited for people to see who they have evolved into. Says Andrew, “We are so lucky and grateful to have the multi-talented Dave Bainbridge and Shelby Logan Warne as musicians and producers as part of our team, and this video shows us together as a band, the way we  are when performing live.  Producing this soundstage performance music video was the best thing that we could think of, so that fans, industry professionals, booking agents, and festival promoters could see us in a new light.”

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

Says Andrew about the new video, “I had worked with Don Chaffin of DCity Productions twice before, with the progressive metal band Awaken. Don and his team are amazing, so I knew that they would do a great job of capturing our personalities, as well as the intensity of our music, and translate that with the editing into something cinematic that we could be proud of.  We got the entire band here for a week in August 2023, and shot six Official Music Videos in five days!  For this particular video, we chose to shoot on Don’s soundstage, with some concert-style lighting and fog machines. This is one of the more “progressive” songs on the record, so it was really nice to have the crew doing closeups during the extended instrumental section of the song.  When we shot this video, we were playing to the rough mix of the song, and Dave was actually improvising some of his guitar parts, which were not fully flushed out for the record.  When we recorded his final tracks, we used the B-roll that his wife Sharon filmed, so Dave could record the guitar parts that he had created during the video shoot!  We had a ton of fun that day, and discussed all the details in our “Behind the Official Video” episodes. We got the entire band here for a week in August 2023, and shot six Official Music Videos in five days!  The rest of the videos for this 2024 CORE Virtual Tour are being produced in other creative ways.  We’ve had so much fun creating all of the videos for this Virtual Tour - we’ve been “on location” in basement dungeons, on rivers, in parking lots, and on soundstage studios.   This has been a lot of work, and a ton of fun!  We hope the fans enjoy it.”

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, May 3rd - Song #3 - Official Video
Friday, May 10th - Song #3 - Behind the Official Video
Saturday, May 11th - Song #3 - Livestream Q&A  (Sunday is Mother’s Day)
Friday, May 17th - Song #4 - Single Release
Friday, May 24th - Song #4 - Gear Behind the Music
Friday, May 31st - Song #4 - Lyric Video
Friday, June 7th - Song #4 - Story Behind the Song
Friday, June 14th - Song #4 - Official Video
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
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/circulinemusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/circulinemusic
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CirculineProgRock

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

Dutch Music Legends Focus Announce New Studio Album “FOCUS 12” Available July 5, 2024

Spirit of Unicorn Music are pleased to announce the forthcoming release of “FOCUS 12”, the brand new studio album from Focus.

Founded by Thijs van Leer, Focus have been at the forefront of the progressive music movement since 1969, yet they still continue to deliver engaging, innovative and skillfully crafted music. “FOCUS 12” exemplifies this and proves why they are still a firm fan favourite, the world over.

For Thijs van Leer (75) and Pierre van der Linden (78), age is nothing more than a number. Both continue to contribute to Focus with a passion. Thijs, who has written the majority of the new album, rises at 4.30 am every day in order to work on his compositions. Whilst the album boasts some of Pierre’s greatest and most energetic drum sequences to date.

Allowing the younger guard to take the audio reins for the first time, “FOCUS 12” is produced by band members Udo Pannekeet and Menno Gootjes, who also contribute two compositions on the album.

Thijs commented “How beautiful life can be when a band plays so easily and so together.”

“FOCUS 12” was recorded at the world-renowned Wisseloord Studios, in the band’s native country of the Netherlands. A first for Focus, the album features a completely improvised piece which was captured as it spontaneously took place in the studio, during the recording process. Thus, proving that more than 50 years on, the band are still excited by undertaking something new and different.

Van Leer continues, “Thanks Pierre, Udo and Menno for so much musical passion!”

The band continues their long association with legendary artist Roger Dean whose stunning artwork graces the front cover and packaging. The vinyl version features a stunning gatefold sleeve.

Focus continues to be one of the hardest working rock bands on the planet, regularly touring the globe playing live. This July, they undertake a string of live dates across the USA and Canada, as part of Asia’s Heat Of The Moment Tour.

Thijs van Leer concludes, “After all these years, Focus is in the here and now; the triumph of survival!”

FOCUS 12” by Focus can be pre-ordered here: https://burningshed.com/store/focus

Track Listing:

1. Fjord Focus
2. Focus 13
3. Béla
4. Meta Indefinita
5. All Aboard
6. Born To Be You
7. Nura
8. Bowie
9. Positano
10. Gaia

Focus are:

Thijs van Leer: Flute, Organ, Piano, Synths
Menno Gootjes: Guitars, Piano, Synths
Pierre van der Linden: Drums
Udo Pannekeet: Bass, Synths, Programming

Produced by Menno Gootjes and Udo Pannekeet
Recorded by Danny Sykes, Udo Pannekeet and Geert Scheijgrond at Wisseloord Studios and Wedgeview Studios, Netherlands
Mixed by Udo Pannekeet
Mastered by Sander van der Heide

Heat Of The Moment 2024 Tour Dates:

Wednesday, July 3: Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT
Thursday, July 4: Fallsview Casino, Niagara Falls, ON
Saturday, July 6: Chevalier Theatre, Medford, MA
Sunday, July 7: The Paramount, Huntingdon, NY
Tuesday, July 9: Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood, NJ
Wednesday, July 10: Count Basie Center, Red Bank, NJ
Friday, July 12: Tropicana Showroom, Atlantic City, NJ
Saturday, July 13: Wind Creek Event Center, Bethlehem, PA
Sunday, July 14: American Music Theatre, Lancaster, PA
Tuesday, July 16: Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, Spartanburg, SC
Wednesday, July 17: Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Thursday, July 18: Columbia County Performing Arts Center, Evans, GA
Saturday, July 20: Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
Sunday, July 21: Pompano Beach Amphitheater, Pompano Beach, FL
Monday, July 22: Seminole Hard Rock, Tampa, FL
Wednesday, July 24: North Charleston PAC, North Charleston, SC
Thursday, July 25: Macon City Auditorium, Macon, GA
Friday, July 26: Saenger Theatre, Mobile, AL
Sunday, July 28: VBC Mark Smith Concert Hall, Huntsville, AL
Tuesday, July 30: The Arcada Theatre, St Charles, IL
Wednesday, July 31: The Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Ewing at TASK Agency, for Spirit Of Unicorn Music
sarah@taskagency.co.uk

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

5/02/2024

Newly Restored Vintage Horror Punk Band MOURNING NOISE Featuring DANZIG/SAMHAIN Member STEVE ZING Unleashes Scorching New Single & Video In A Preview Of Their Upcoming New Album!

Los Angeles, CA – Brace yourselves for a full-throttle sonic onslaught from the newly reunited and souped-up horror punk hot rods, Mourning Noise! Founded and powered by legendary drummer Steve Zing, of Samhain and Danzig fame, Mourning Noise carried the torch of Misfits-styled gothic horrorcore in the early ‘80s before taking a somewhat less than brief hiatus in 1984. But now, 40 years later, the band is pulling itself out of the garage and revving its engine once again as original bassist Chris Morance and original lead guitarist Tommy Koprowski are joined by new guitarist/lead vocalist Robby Bloodshed for a brand new studio album set for release on June 7!

The band previewed its newly renovated model on 2022’s EP “At The Seville,” which showcased a much more muscular, high performance, super-charged sound that expanded on their early dark rock beginnings. For their first new full-length album in 40 years, entitled Screams / Dreams, Zing and the boys have put together an all-original album with go-for-the-throat guitar riffs, head smashing percussion frenzies, and dramatically dark lyrics that will have you screaming for more! Today the band releases the album’s high energy title track along with a stellar performance video filmed at the Prudential Center in Newark NJ to give listener’s a small taste of what’s in store.

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/CEDV0ijro9s

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

Screams / Dreams the album will be released on all formats including CD, vinyl and cassette on June 7. You can also catch Mourning Noise live as they take the stage at the No Values Punk Festival alongside iconic acts such as The Misfits, Iggy Pop, and Social Distortion. And for those craving a taste of the macabre in the heart of Sin City, don't miss their electrifying performance at Phantasmagoria in Las Vegas, where they'll share the stage with Eva O of Christian Death. Prepare to be enthralled, enraptured, and utterly consumed by the sheer power and ferocity of Mourning Noise. Stay tuned for updates and get ready to embark on a journey into the darkest corners of punk rock.

Order the CD/Vinyl/Cassette: https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=mourning+noise+screams&post_type=product
Pre-order/pre-save the digital version: https://orcd.co/mourningnoise_screamsdreams

Track List:
1. Black Cadillac
2. Screams / Dreams
3. We Want You Dead
4. Kiss Of Death
5. Frozen Fever
6. Sin
7. Island Of Unknown
8. Empty Streets
9. The Changeling
10. Stranger Hearts
11. Embalmed With Love
12. Angel Lounge
BONUS TRACKS
13. Misery Loves Me (Remix)
14. ...At The Seville (Remix)
15. Book Of The Dead
16. Green

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


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4/29/2024

Beloved Hollywood Icon WILLIAM SHATNER Unveils New Single & Lyric Video From His First Ever Children’s Album 'Where Will The Animals Sleep? - Songs For Kids And Other Living Things'!

Los Angeles, CA – One of the greatest storytellers of his generation, a scion of the stage, master of the musical performance and fearless artistic innovator is facing his toughest audience yet - kids! William Shatner, beloved Star Trek actor and real-life space traveler, proudly presents his newest musical project, an ingenious, infectious and thoroughly entertaining album, Where Will The Animals Sleep? - Songs For Kids And Other Living Things! This 13-song project unites the talents of Shatner with longtime guitarist for They Might Be Giants, Dan Miller, and award-winning YA novelist Robert Sharenow, who together create a menagerie of characters drawn from the animal kingdom who sing and dance and share their stories on this whimsical and educational release. Mr. Shatner declares, “This is a children’s album but I think children of all ages will be intrigued and entranced at the songs that are on this album!”

So come along on a wondrous journey through the natural world with William Shatner as your guide and narrator through the sticky sweet adventures of the honey bee, to the majesty of bird migrations, to the hidden world of the Coral Sea, and the secret communication between mushrooms and trees. For a preview of what’s to come, check out the album’s first single “Elephants And Termites,” a hilarious and captivating look at the unique symbiotic relationship between the large, itchy elephants and the tiny termites whose nests provide the perfect scratching post. The song, as well as the album, is sure to inspire and cultivate a love for creatures of all kinds, shape and size!

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

The single is being released in conjunction with a lyric video that brings the album’s artwork to cartoonish life!

Watch the lyric video: https://youtu.be/rglmyscCYkA

Where Will The Animals Sleep? - Songs For Kids And Other Living Things will be available on all formats including CD and vinyl starting May 17. Order your copy today!

Order the CD/VINYL: https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=william+shatner+where+will+the+animals+sleep&post_type=product

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

TRACK LIST
1. Elephants And Termites
2. Oh My Honeyguide
3. 7000 Miles On A Non-Stop Flight
4. Barnacle Bill The Sailor
5. Chomp, Chomp, Chomp
6. Mushrooms Talk To Trees
7. Where Would The Animals Sleep?
8. Aphids And Ants
9. I'm A Coral See In The Coral Sea
10. The Rhino's Guard
11. Why Do We Bug You
12. Secret Agent Whale
13. Birdsong Symphony

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


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4/25/2024

New Devin Townsend Book 'overexposed + underdeveloped: photographs from home and abroad' Available For Preorder

Fully illustrated with previously unseen behind-the-scenes and private photos—now on preorder at devintownsendbook.com

The successor and companion to Only Half There, Devin’s collection of personal and professional photographs in overexposed + underdeveloped trace his journey from childhood in Canada through teen years in different bedrooms, on to his professional career and beyond parenthood. Professionally taken photographs of Devin’s time with Steve Vai follow those from his brief stint as a model and continue onto performance photos and unprofessionally taken snaps of life on the road and in the studio with among others, Strapping Young Lad, Jason Newsted, the Devin Townsend Project, and various puppets.

Captions written by Devin recall memories and details of people, places, haircuts, and strange happenings. The majority of photographs are being published for the first time in overexposed + underdeveloped – among them the infamous poses taken in the Green Room of The Jay Leno Tonight Show following the Steve Vai performance which launched the sex & religion album in 1993.

Available in two distinct editions, the Classic is a 224-page full colour hardback, the Signature includes the book signed by Devin, in a slipcase, and with a specially created artwork by the author.

Preordering at devintownsendbook.com offers a time-limited opportunity to have a name printed in the book, plus first choice of editions.

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

4/24/2024

Indie Rock Icon GARY WILSON Puckers Up For His New Single And Video From Forthcoming Full Length Album A BEAUTIFUL BLISS!

Los Angeles, CA - Internationally renowned playboy Gary Wilson is set to break hearts and steal lovers once again with the release of his latest single and accompanying video, teasing a full studio album that promises to be a blissful journey through the realms of love and longing. Wilson is simply one of the most creative and unique forces in indie music, having been name checked by Beck in “Where It’s At,” sampled by Earl Sweatshirt and G Herbo, featured on the hit TV show Narcos, and shared billing with Foxygen, Ariel Pink, R. Stevie Moore, Black Lips, and Dan Deacon just to name a few. Last year, he was also featured in the experimental film “The Absence Of Milk In The Mouths Of The Lost” by Case Esparros, who has earned a strong endorsement from cult film godfather John Waters.

His newest single, “Kiss Me Once And I’ll Kiss You Twice,” is signature Wilson, infused with funky beats and off-kilter grooves, a sonic embrace that invites listeners to immerse themselves in Wilson’s world of whimsical romance. As the first glimpse into his upcoming album, A Beautiful Bliss, the track builds on a wildly inventive arrangement that is bound to leave fans swooning at the wincingly earnest lyrics and reigniting the flames of passion and nostalgia in fans old and new. Also be sure to watch the entrancing video that perfectly encapsulates the song’s weirdo energy.

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/REr1xx1DypU

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

A Beautiful Bliss is set for release on all formats including CD and vinyl on May 24.

Buy the CD/Vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=gary+wilson+a+beautiful+bliss&post_type=product

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

Catch Wilson's unforgettable live performances happening across southern California in support of the album like his recent appearance at the Gutter Glam Festival in Los Angeles as well as shows in his home city of San Diego! Fans can expect an immersive experience that transcends the boundaries of traditional performance, as Wilson brings his infectious energy and magnetic stage presence to venues throughout the region. Don't miss your chance to witness the magic firsthand and join Wilson on a journey through the intoxicating landscapes of love and music.

TRACK LIST
1. Treat Me Right
2. You're The Reason
3. Kiss Me...Kiss You Twice
4. You Were My Girlfriend
5. I Want To Be With You Tonight
6. A Beautiful Bliss
7. I'm Living In A Magic Dream
8. When I'm Walking With My Girl
9. You're The Best Thing That Happened In My Life
10. He'll Only Kiss You When You Turn Out The Light
11. I Want To Dream With You Tonight

Press inquiries:
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4/23/2024

The Heat Of The Moment Tour Featuring Rock Legends Asia, Focus, Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash, Curved Air and MC’d by Artist Roger Dean - Summer 2024

Asia is absolutely delighted to announce The Heat of The Moment Tour, headlined by Asia and also featuring Focus, Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash and Curved Air and MC’d by artist Roger Dean.

The tour will commence on 3rd July 2024 and will incorporate 21 dates across the USA and Canada.

The tour has been masterminded by rock music keyboard legend and original Asia member, Geoff Downes (Buggles, Asia, Yes).

Asia was the biggest selling album of 1982, number 1 on Billboard for 9 weeks and pioneers of the MTV era! Downes’ brand new iteration of Asia first began to evolve last Summer, at the concert held in memory of late lead singer, songwriter and bassist, John Wetton (King Crimson, Roxy Music, Uriah Heep, Wishbone Ash, UK, Asia, John Wetton Band, Icon). Downes invited old friend John Mitchell (It Bites, Frost*, Lonely Robot, Kino, John Wetton Band, Icon) and new-comer Harry Whitley to join him on stage to celebrate Wetton’s life by performing some of the classic Asia hits. Such was the uproarious reception to their set, that Downes wondered if something magical was beginning to take shape.

“And so it was that the John Wetton tribute last August really reminded me how much Asia’s music belongs on the stage. The response to it all was literally…spine-tingling.”

Downes’ new-look Asia will once again feature Mitchell on guitars and Whitley on lead vocal and bass. The quartet will be made complete by the addition of Virgil Donati (UK, Southern Sons, Steve Vai, Allan Holdsworth) on drums.

Downes continues, “With the addition of Virgil Donati & John Mitchell, two of the finest musicians in the world in their respective classes, this is almost going full circle bearing in mind their previous close collaborations with John W. Completing this circle is also the amazing Harry Whitley who absolutely floored the audience with his incredible vocal interpretation of the Asia songs that John W and I so lovingly wrote over the years.”

The tour will also feature sets from other classic acts, Focus, Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash and Curved Air. All three support acts boast their founder bandleaders and have deservedly attained the status of legend.

Focus will be releasing a brand new studio album later in 2024. Led by the indomitable Sir Thijs van Leer, featuring original 1970’s drummer Pierre Van Der Linden, plus the virtuoso talents of Menno Gootjes on guitar and Udo Pannekeet on bass.

Martin Turner was lead vocalist, bassist, founding member and creative force behind 70’s rock music behemoth Wishbone Ash, best known for such classic albums as Argus and Pilgrimage.

Formed in 1970, Curved Air are one of the founders of progressive rock and a retrospective collection of their most influential and ground-breaking material is currently in the planning stages. Sonja Kristina (vocals) and Kirby Gregory (guitar) will treat audiences to an acoustic set featuring some of the band’s most memorable musical moments. They will be joined by violinist Grzegorz Gadziomski.

Each performance on the tour will be MC’d by legendary artist Roger Dean. For so many, Dean’s artwork is synonymous with the music of the time and stands to represent the very best of British rock music.

The final word goes to Geoff Downes, “I am convinced that John (Wetton’s) spirit is with us as we set out on this new adventure. After all, it is the Year of the Dragon - just as it was in 1982, when we released our first Asia album. It’s as though it was meant to be. Looking forward to seeing you there, my friends – bring it on!”


Heat Of The Moment 2024 Tour Dates:

Wednesday, July 3: Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT
Thursday, July 4: Fallsview Casino, Niagara Falls, ON
Saturday, July 6: Chevalier Theatre, Medford, MA
Sunday, July 7: The Paramount, Huntingdon, NY
Tuesday, July 9: Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood, NJ
Wednesday, July 10: Count Basie Center, Red Bank, NJ
Friday, July 12: Tropicana Showroom, Atlantic City, NJ
Saturday, July 13: Wind Creek Event Center, Bethlehem, PA
Sunday, July 14: American Music Theatre, Lancaster, PA
Tuesday, July 16: Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, Spartanburg, SC
Wednesday, July 17: Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Thursday, July 18: Columbia County Performing Arts Center, Evans, GA
Saturday, July 20: Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
Sunday, July 21: Pompano Beach Amphitheater, Pompano Beach, FL
Monday, July 22: Seminole Hard Rock, Tampa, FL
Wednesday, July 24: North Charleston PAC, North Charleston, SC
Thursday, July 25: Macon City Auditorium, Macon, GA
Friday, July 26: Saenger Theatre, Mobile, AL
Sunday, July 28: VBC Mark Smith Concert Hall, Huntsville, AL
Tuesday, July 30: The Arcada Theatre, St Charles, IL
Wednesday, July 31: The Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI

ASIA
Geoffrey Downes - Keyboards, Vocals
John Mitchell - Guitars, Vocals
Harry Whitley - Bass Guitar, Lead Vocal
Virgil Donati - Drums

FOCUS
Thijs van Leer - Hammond Organ, Flute, Vocals
Menno Gootjes - Guitars
Udo Pannekeet - Bass Guitar
Pierre van der Linden - Drums

MARTIN TURNER ex Wishbone Ash
Martin Turner - Bass guitar,Vocals
Danny Willson - Guitars, Vocals
Misha Nikolic - Guitars, Vocals
Sonny Flint - Drums

CURVED AIR
Sonja Kristina - Vocals
Kirby Gregory - Guitars
Grzegorz Gadziomski - Violin

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Ewing at TASK Agency, for QEDG Music Management
sarah@taskagency.co.uk

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

4/22/2024

Prog Ensemble Dario and the Clear Release Third Album “Banquet of Noise” Featuring King Crimson’s Trey Gunn

Multi-instrumentalist Dario and his prog ensemble, Dario and the Clear, have released “Banquet of Noise,” the third album in his pop, rock, progressive trilogy reflecting the world’s journey politically and socially over the last several years. The album marks the return of impressive collaborations with Trey Gunn (King Crimson), Eric Person (Ben Harper), Sue Leonard (back-up vocalist for k.d. lange), and experimental guitar player, Gabriel Marin, all of whom are ideal matches instrumentally for Dario’s diverse and expressive sound palette.

Says Dario, “‘Banquet of Noise’ is the last of what I call the trilogy. First album being ‘Optic Nerve’ followed by ‘Reflective Touch.’ ‘Banquet of Noise’ was to me a perfect ending for the trilogy. I started writing ‘Optic Nerve’ at the height of covid and when I finished that recording, I thought I was done with what I had to say… But that was not the case two weeks later and went back into the studio to work on ‘Optic Nerve.’ And then the same thing happened again. I thought I was done with what I had to say but then I worked on ‘Banquet of Noise.’ And the reason and the inspiration for the trilogy was really based on current events and just a constant bombardment of news and the chaos happening in the world. It was way too much for me to write about, so I had to keep writing the alms. It was non-stop for three and a half years.”

Watch the video for “Banquet of Noise”: https://youtu.be/_ztUR4W5-XQ?si=0KUOApWtM9qOIjM6


“The song ‘Recall’ is a wonderful honor and tribute to David Bowie.” - Steve Ball, Guitarist for Robert Fripp Guitar Ensemble, Founding Member, Guitar Circle Seattle

“With his Tom Waits-like grovel, Dario Saraceno - frontman of Dario and the Clear - combines the bluesy rhythms and pop-rock textures of Talking Heads, Blondie, and The Eurythmics on his latest cut, ‘Love Has Won.’ Natasha Coward’s searing, soulful vocals carry the track through its celebratory, and very danceable, climax.” - Jon Spano, Actor, Writer

“A good intro and ‘Recall’ delivers and immediately grabs you by the ear lobes. Dario Saraceno wastes no time from there immediately crashing the party and taking over. You better listen cause Dario’s got something to say as he commemorates the man who gave us ‘Ziggy Stardust,’ ‘Space Oddity’ and ‘Diamond Dogs.’” - Mike Gourley, Music Journalist

“The imagery that the song ‘Star-Crossed Lovers’ produced is absolutely brilliant. The strength, the power, the urgency, the struggles, the frustration, separation, and futility of the star-crossed lovers is conveyed magnificently both vocally and instrumentally by Dario and the legendary Sue Leonard. Their voices work in harmony, then trail off poignantly as the song ends. Truly these musicians are Masters of their Craft. More, please.” - D.J. Toby Chicago, “Rocking the Universe Weird Sisters Radio”

Dario was born in Ripacandida, Italy and moved to London, England during the height of Beatlemania. After his mom took him to see the Beatles at an outdoor concert, he was profoundly influenced and became infatuated with becoming a musician.

Fast forward to his teenage years and music became reality when he purchased his first guitar.  Dario took an unusual approach. When most musicians were aspiring to play covers, Dario was immediately drawn to writing original music and spent time learning multi-track recording.

After graduating Berklee College of Music, Dario toured with his band, Decoy and worked as a session guitarist, touring and teaching. His instructional book, “The Shapes Remain the Same” was published in 2010. After his Decoy project came to a close, Dario went solo, starting a new band he named Dario and the Clear. Dario and the Clear has released seven albums since 2011. After the release of his previous album, “Optic Nerve,” the creative muse continued to provide inspiration for a new body of work that he named “Reflective Touch.”

To purchase: https://darioandtheclear4.bandcamp.com/

For more information:
https://darioandtheclear4.bandcamp.com/album/reflective-touch
https://music.apple.com/us/artist/dario-and-the-clear/430371436
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts7uemMlxXA

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

4/20/2024

Vinyl Review: Blue Oyster Cult-Ghost Stories

Release Date: April 12, 2024

Label: ‎Frontiers

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Ghost Stories, possibly the Blue Oyster Cult swan song, is a nostalgic journey back to the band's prime. As the two remaining original members age, this album serves as a heartfelt tribute to their past, pulling out some gems for the longtime fans.

 

It stands out as a significant release, not just for its musical content but also for the long-awaited return of Albert and Joe Bouchard and the heartfelt tribute to the late Allan Lanier. These elements imbue the album with a historical depth, making it a compelling listen for longtime fans.

 

The vinyl edition of Ghost Stories is a visual treat. The artwork's intricate details (and hidden messages?) serve as a unique storytelling medium. It beautifully captures the essence of the tracks, which are like ghosts in the attic, now brought back to life and polished.

 

Side A starts with "Late Night Street Fight," a strong opener." "Cherry" is a classic old-school rock with a summertime AM radio station feel—mind you, this was the 1970s. One part of the song has a quiet interlude, then changes with the guitars cutting loose with fire. So, we are off to a good start two tracks in.

 

Then comes the longest track, "So Supernatural," which clocks in at 5:55. It is classic BOC with music and a theme all fans will recognize. It is one of the strongest compositions on the LP.

 

If you are familiar with The Animals (Eric Bourdon), you will love their version of "We Gotta Get Out of This Place." Eric Bloom does a great job with the vocals; the musicianship is spot on. It's a rock classic on steroids.

 

"Soul Jive" is probably the album's most out-of-their-comfort-zone song. It is very cool, though. A catchy beginning riff sets the tone with a more subdued guitar. The music is soft but well done, even if you like the rockers more. However, there are some things to appreciate.

 

"Gun" closes out side A. It's back to rockin' the house faster and another one of my favorites.

 

Side B opens with "Shot in the Dark." Picture the scene: a smokey bar room with a piano player. Eric starts talking and telling the story before the music and singing kick in. It is a fine opener with lots of high-energy BOC at work and an excellent lead guitar.

 

"The Only Thing" is Buck Dharma's perfect song. His voice is the spice that flavors the words and makes them believable. It's a slow-burner love song but features some fitting rockin' funky organ and bass. There is a good guitar break towards the end.

 

Do you remember, or are you familiar with MC5? Well, here it is, BOC style. "Kick Out the Jams," indeed! Wayne Kramer (RIP February this year) must be smiling down upon this one from his seat in rock 'n' roll heaven. It's another absolute favorite I could listen to daily.

 

"Money Machine" is a real toe-tapper. It has a great rhythm, accompanied by the piano tinkling as the guitars wail. Excellent!

 

"Don't Come Running to Me" features quick guitar bursts throughout, with passionate vocals making a point as they sing, "Don't come running to me if he breaks your heart." Well, you get the idea.

 

Would they end the album with some force and flex their rock muscles? Wrong! They cover The Beatles' song "If I Fell." What a mistake. It is horrendous. It's a very disappointing way to end a decent album from the archives.

 

It is undoubtedly not one of my favorite BOC albums, but it was a fun listen. It was nice to reminisce back when they were one of the hottest bands on earth. It is a sample of those times and a reminder of how talented this band was. 

 

If you're a BOC fan, you have to have it; an average rock fan, look to their early catalog of releases to find out how good they were. I recommend Agents of Fortune, Secret Treaties, Fire of Unknown Origin, and On Your Feet or On Your Knees (live).

 

If Ghost Stories is the curtain call for BOC studio work, then all things considered, it's a good exit strategy.

 

Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck-MuzikMan.net Founder

April 18, 2024

Tracks:

Side A:

1. Late Night Street Fight

2. Cherry

3. So Supernatural

4. We Gotta Get Out of This Place

5. Soul Jive

6. Gun

Side B:

1. Shot in the Dark

2. The Only Thing

3. Kick Out the Jams

4. Money Machine

5. Don't Come Running to Me

6. If I Fell