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Thursday, March 22, 2007

New interview with Todd Jensen (Sequel/Dave Lee Roth) plus older ones with Dean Howard, Neil Carter (UFO/Gary Moore) & more!

KAMELOT will release their new album, "Ghost Opera" on the following dates via SPV –
Germany: June 1
Europe: June 4
USA: June 5

Five more bands have been added to the line up for this years Download Festival that takes place at Donington between June 8th and 10th. Joining headliners Iron Maiden, Linkin Park & My Chemical Romance will be Within Temptation, Stone Sour, Unearth, Chimaira and Job For A Cowboy.

Hello Folks, Just a short note to get you to look at the latest gig updates for DRN & Bluezz Intoxicated.
Cheers, Dumpy

Proof that metal makes you intelligent!,,30100-1256804,00.html

TYPE O NEGATIVE's latest album, "Dead Again", has sold just over 22,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at position no. 27 on The Billboard 200 chart.

Frontiers Records is proud to announce the release of The Revenge the greatly anticipated second charter of the Allen / Lande musical alliance on May 11!
The first result of Jorn Lande and Russell Allen's collaboration, The Battle was unleashed in September 2005 with unanimous acclaim from fans and critics alike. Many websites and magazines named it “Record of the Year”. Its success made it one of the most popular releases ever in Melodic Heavy Metal, thanks to beautiful, sweeping piano and keyboards, heavy guitar riffs, virtuoso guitar solos, hooky choruses and the vocal talents of two of the finest Heavy Metal vocalists around.
Russell Allen is the singer of the American Progressive Metal band Symphony X, who have released six studio albums and one live record so far. More than once Symphony X received accolades such as "Best Progressive Power Metal Band Worldwide" or awards for the "Best Progressive Metal Album of the Year".
Highly rated ex-Masterplan vocalist Jorn Lande has a vocal capability that is world class, distinctive, rich and spanning a large range. He is in high demand and has appeared as guest or sung for such bands as Millenium, Ark, The Snakes and many others. He is also a well-known solo artist with six studio albums released, since the debut Starfire in 1999.
Once again songs were written by guitar sensation Magnus Karlsson (Starbreaker, Last Tribe), the second chapter aptly titled The Revenge is ready to be unleashed, with cover art specifically designed for this project by Rodney Matthews (Diamond Head, Magnum, Asia etc.)
Heavier and with a tighter production, thanks to the involvement of Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Angra, Place Vendome) at the mix, this album will excite the many fans who loved the first chapter and everyone who declares themselves fan of quality Hard Rock or Metal.
The Revenge will include the following songs: The Revenge (vocals: Jorn and Russell); Obsessed (Russell); Victory (Jorn and Russell); Master Of Sorrow (Jorn); Will You Follow (Russell); Just A Dream (Jorn and Russell); Her Spell (Jorn); Gone Too Far (Russell); Wake Up Call (Jorn and Russell); Under The Waves (Jorn); Who Can You Trust (Jorn and Russell); When Time Doesn't Heal (Jorn and Russell).
The Revenge will be out in Europe on Frontiers Records on May 11, with release in Japan scheduled on King Records.

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Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Paul Rodgers' debut solo DVD "Live In Glasgow" on May 29 and CD on April 17.
"Live In Glasgow", recorded in October of 2006 on the last date of his sold-out U.K. tour (which included a date at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall), is stunning proof that Rodgers' voice has gained strength and sounds stronger than ever. This 135-minute DVD, shot with 13 cameras, includes brand new songs "Warboys (A Prayer for Peace)" and "Far Distant Shore", as well as songs he has not performed in 35 years, and many of his hits, including "All Right Now", "Feel Like Making Love" and "Can't Get Enough". Soulful, bluesy, swaggering, he belts out his songs, and also plays piano and guitar. The band: guitarist Howard Leese (HEART), bassist Lynn Sorenson, drummer Ryan Hoyle (COLLECTIVE SOUL) and 17-year old guitar prodigy Kurtis Dengler.

Rodgers' growing resume reads like a rock history lesson. This platinum-selling singer, songwriter and self-taught multi-instrumentalist has written, recorded, produced and released 28 albums. He found and led three bands to international success: FREE (1968-1973), BAD COMPANY (1974-1982) and THE FIRM with Jimmy Page (1984-1986) and now enjoys a Grammy-nominated solo career. In 2005 -06, he joined forces with QUEEN's Brian May and Roger Taylor for the successful QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS world tour, performing songs from both catalogues, plus Rodgers' new song "Take Love". He continues to tour and record internationally as a solo artist.

"Live In Glasgow" track listing:
01. I'll Be Creepin'
02. The Stealer
03. Ride On A Pony
04. Radioactive
05. Be My Friend
06. Warboys (A Prayer for Peace)
07. Feel Like Making Love
08. Bad Company
09. I Just Want To See You Smile
10. Louisiana Blues
11. Fire And Water
12. Wishing Well
13. All Right Now
14. I'm A Mover
15. The Hunter
16. Can't Get Enough
17. Seagull


Hello then,
Our Sound and Vision page now includes some full MP3 tracks. Go to for a listen. In the next update we are hoping to add MP3's of a couple of different versions /mixes /edits of stuff from 'Photoplay'.
Don't forget to check out the band live next week at :
The Talking Heads - Southampton - Saturday 24th March
(Venue website at
The support act for Jadis on Saturday at the Talking Heads is guitarist Steve Pickens - the venue is open from 7pm, support 8.30, Jadis on stage between 9.30 and 10.00.
Herringthorpe Leisure Centre - Rotherham - Saturday 31st March
(Go to and click on the CRS gig guide ... or call 01709 702575)
The support act for Jadis at Herringthorpe on Sat 31st March is Karen Mulcahey and the 7% Solution.
We look forward to seeing you at the gigs.

Jadis (Dr.)

Post : P.O. Box 21, Bishops Waltham, Southampton, Hampshire. SO32 1XD. England.
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A long overdue new release update from Majestic Rock Records is now online. New titles available include:
Power Quest
Wings Of Forever - 2 disc set - Available now is the remastered, revamped and repackaged 2-disc set of the UK melodic power metallers debut album. Disc one has the band's original two track demo added whilst disc two is a region 0 NTSC DVD.
Neverworld - The band's second album also gets the deluxe treatment with a remastering and repackaging job as well as the second bonus region 0 NTSC DVD disc.
The much talked about Kingsize Live 2004 DVD is now available, and bloody good it is, too! Recorded live in the band's hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden in October 2004, it captures what the band are all about perfectly. For a limited period, all purchases of this disc from the site will receive a Free `Kingsize` Shirt!!
Heavy Pettin`
The much delayed Prodigal Songs album - a collection of unreleased tracks from the band`s classic years containing songs of a quality you simply won`t believe is finally almost with us. Trust us when we say that this one will floor you, it's that good!

Up n` coming releases from Y&T - bonus live tracks for In Rock We Trust, Open Fire and Down For The Count - explosive Japanese metal combo Blasdead, the first in three planned collections of unreleased material from legendary West Country NWOBHM act Jaguar and the second anthology release form Bernie Marsden`s Alaska.

Further ahead, expect a new Hellhound EP, the reissue of Marshall Law`s awesome Power Game opus, a 2 disc re-issue of Tobruk`s milestone Wild On The Run album with a second live disc, a re-issue of Rekuiem`s magnificent Time Will Tell album with a bonus track and a second DVD disc and - finally - the release of Shogun`s 31 Days on CD for the first time.


Night Owl Rock Club, Cheltenham
8th Apr - Bang Tango + Kristy Majors (Pretty Boy Floyd) + Gypsy Pistolaros
13th Apr - spit like this/ irritant/ frontiers rock night
20th Apr - Tokyo Dragons + Voodoo Six + Radio Friendly
27th Apr - instill + melon farmer & Frontiers Rock Night
30th Apr - L.A. GUNS (Tracii Guns) + O.D.SAXON + New Generation Superstars
2nd May - Faster Pussycat + Support
11th May - kid ego/ glitter kittens - hotter than hell tour & frontiers rock night
12th May - Enuff Z'Nuff / BulletBoys
18th May - majik/ Plasterscene
1st Jun - Danny Vaughn
8th Jun- Eden/ The Plastix/ Frontiers rock night


BLACKFIELD ‘II’ Snapper Music (2007)

The second and eagerly awaited album by Blackfield, comprising of the duo Aviv Geffen and Porcupine Tree’s Steve Wilson. Various other musicians are added to the mix and special mention to Aviv’s string arrangements that ad greatly to the sound but without dominating it.
Without a doubt these two musicians are a match made in heaven as the arrangements, vocals and most importantly the songs are sheer bliss to listen to. From the opener ‘Once’ with its glorious harmony filled chorus through to the closing track ‘End of the World’ (this along with two other tracks sees the two sharing vocals and they compliment each other very well), each and every song is lovingly created. This may sound like over the top praise but listen to this album and you will be transported to musical heaven. There are no real ‘get up and go’ pop rockers on here, the emphasis is more on keyboard led songs, with songs like ‘Christenings’ and ‘Some Day’ just crying out for airplay as they would be become instant favourites I am sure.
If you like Porcupine Tree in their more reflective moments such as ‘Lazarus’ you really should try Blackfield as you won’t be disappointed.

Jason Ritchie


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