149130Wie ein Tornado tosen die ersten Riffs von ‘I`m ready‘ mit Schaum vor dem Mund aus den Boxen – und Hölle ja, und ob wir ready sind!!! Die australischen Starkstromjünger haben die zwei Jahre seit Mount The Mountain offenkundig genutzt, um ihre Hard-Rock-Formel noch mehr einzudampfen, und das Ergebnis ist eine elektrisierende Dampframme von Album geworden, die dem Namen Mammoth Mammoth mehr als gerecht wird: Der fies vor sich hin groovende Titeltrack kann mit Sicherheit Bierdosen selber knacken, und wenn bei ‘Tear it down‘ nicht die Einhörner tot auf der Weide umfallen, geht es nicht mit rechten Dingen zu. Kreuzung ist mitnichten der Scheideweg für Mammoth Mammoth – es ist das staubtrockene Rock`n`Roll-Manifest einer Band, die ganz genau weiß, wohin die Reise geht!

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man walking between two seasFor over 15 years, Alter Bridge has been a band known for blurring the line between hard rock and heavy metal. Building upon the sound that has won the band worldwide critical acclaim and a devoted global fan base, the band returns with their sixth studio album, Walk The Sky. The fourteen-track opus marks a creative highpoint for the quartet comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips on drums. Walk The Sky is a complete career retrospective drawing upon elements from each of the band’s previous releases to create something new from the band. Recorded in a way never done before, the album was born from complete song ideas created by Kennedy and Tremonti. These songs would then be worked on by the entire band to create the fourteen songs that would make Walk The Sky the listening experience it is.

This varies from the band’s previous method going back to their sophomore release Blackbird where Kennedy and Tremonti would combine individual ideas and riffs alongside producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette to form some of the band’s most revered songs. From the opening vocal melody on “One Life” to the moving finale of “Dying Light,” Alter Bridge have created a formidable addition to their music catalog. Songs like “God Speed,” “Native Son” and “Walking On The Sky” are sure to be early additions to the live set. The first single “Wouldn’t You Rather” is quintessential Alter Bridge and “Forever Falling” also marks a lead vocal return from Tremonti with Kennedy taking the chorus as done previously on the Fortress favorite “Waters Rising.” Alter Bridge will be heading out on a worldwide tour beginning in September in the United States before heading over to Europe to close out 2019.

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148517Subjam – the Electrified Quartet – is presenting their new Album “a paradigmatic act of representation“. Their last international released album “the return of urban organic groove music” was knighted with positive reviews. The new material is their very own – it sounds dynamically analog and warm and has been jammed and produced in their own studio. A dense network of sounds that come together, overlap, complement each other in a unique way and as compact as they are complex be vibrated for the listener in a variety of ways. While listening to the seven tracks (on CD with bonus track) the common features are quickly clear: the spark of jazz – the spontaneous power of the improvisational collective, that undoubtedly has its roots in the jazz rock era of the seventies. But the path of the sounds put in motion is also leading directly into the nineties, characterized by Fusion, Funk and neo-progressive Rock.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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