Blue Rose Code Announce New Album Pre-Order And Sign To Navigator Records

From Ross Wilson:

“So delighted to announce something that we’ve been working on for a while now; Blue Rose Code has signed to Navigator Records and we’ll be releasing new album, The Water Of Leith, on the 27th October 2017. We’ve got an amazing team behind us and I love what we’re going to share with you.

Thanks, first and foremost to the top man, my manager, Sean Devine, for his work in putting this together, to Angus Lyon for co-producing the record with me, and to all of the world-class musicians and engineers who’ve made me sound better across each of the twelve songs;

White Moth Black Butterfly (TesseracT + Skyharbor members) unveil 2nd album ‘Atone’ / Sign to Kscope

Kscope are extremely proud to announce that White Moth Black Butterfly have joined the label’s roster and the release of the band’s new album ‘Atone’ on 1st September.

White Moth Black Butterfly features a team of songwriters & producers based worldwide, all at the height of their own scenes. The members met through working on Skyharborone of India’s biggest rock bands – Daniel Tompkins, vocalist with UK’s premier progressive rock band TesseracT (also on Kscope); New-Delhi based Skyharbor songwriter and producer Keshav Dhar; US based producer and string arranger Randy Slaugh who has previously worked with the likes of Devin Townsend, Architects & Periphery. Randy wrote and tracked string arrangements for Skyharbor‘s second album ‘Guiding Lights’, and as their relationship grew, he was invited in as a third song-writer. White Moth Black Butterfly’s line up is completed by UK singer & lyricist Jordan Turner.

On bringing White Moth Black Butterfly into the Kscope family Daniel Tompkins comments WMBB signing to Kscope is nothing short of a privilege. We feel we have truly found the right home, where we can grow and develop with the help of a respected and hardworking team of people.”

White Moth Black Butterfly are a contemporary pop project with progressive and experimental music at its heart; initially created by Daniel Tompkins as a creative outlet aside from his writing with TesseracT to indulge in his other musical influences ranging from Massive AttackEnigmaSigur RosDavid BowieMichael Jackson to Tool, Dredgand Thrice.  On the evolution of White Moth Black Butterfly Daniel explains “What started out as a creative outlet has blossomed into a fully-fledged musical project. Writing music with Keshav, Randy and Jordan has been an inspiring and invigorating process and one that has allowed us to explore new sounds through contemporary vocal work and organic instrumentation.”  

 Their new studio album ‘Atone’, the follow up to White Moth Black Butterfly’s 2014 self-released debut ‘One Thousand Wings’; which was recorded across the globe at studios in India, the UK, US and Taiwan, is masterfully built on organic, textured and cinematic soundscapes, with two opposing themes of loss and hope.

Tompkins explains – “Whilst songs like “Tempest” and “Atone” focus on faith and forgiveness, others like “Rising Sun” and “An Ocean Away” linger on love and nostalgia; throwing the listener into a bygone world of having less and caring more. The front cover artwork captures the beauty of nature and the harsh realities of life: power and dominance. White Moth Black Butterfly represents that very same struggle.”

The first song from ‘Atone’ the band are releasing is entitled “The Serpent”, here is a teaser:

Co-singer Jordan explains the concept behind the song – “The Serpent is an exploration of the temptations that lurk within each of us, and the internal fight that we partake in when they arise. The battle between good and evil consciences is fought throughout the song, drawing attention to the cunning games that a tempter can play.”

Atone will be released on CD, LP and digitally (all digital pre-orders receive “The Serpent” as an instant download), all formats are available to pre-order here http://found.ee/WMBB_ATONE

White Moth Black Butterfly online:

https://www.facebook.com/whitemothblackbutterfly

https://www.instagram.com/whitemothblackbutterfly

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5bjUhKTjzpd7U6PHYBOOd8

NORDIC GIANTS ANNOUNCE “AMPLIFY HUMAN VIBRATION” AND ANNOUNCE UK TOUR DATES

Nordic Giants have announced they will be invading cities across the UK to promote their new documentary film and soundtrack, available in October.

‘Amplify Human Vibration’ comprises of a short film- directed by the duo that hopes to shed a positive light on the everyday world we live in. The crowd-funded film will also be accompanied by a new soundtrack, released on CD & Vinyl and the film given away online for free.

Famed for their engulfing live performances, the mysterious duo perform live soundtracks to beautiful award-winning short films, always hidden behind masks and engulfed in thick smoke, lights and projections – an experience for all the senses!

This latest project from Nordic Giants will explore the kindness of human nature, creating an opposing story to the often-bleak narrative presented by the media.

 “Our aim is to produce a short film to explore the kindness of humanity and decipher what drives these people. For those that have seen the live show before fear not, this will not be a light affair, but a thought-provoking exploration into the human spirit” Rôka & Löki,

2017 UK Tour Dates

31/10/17 – Southampton – Talking Heads

01/11/17 – Brighton – Concorde 2

03/11/17 – London – Bush Hall

04/11/17 – Leeds – Damnation Festival

05/11/17 – Glasgow – Stereo 

06/11/17 – Nottingham – Bodega

07/11/17 – Cardiff – The Globe

08/11/17 – Bristol – The Fleece

Photography By Neal Grundy.

Wings of Destiny Release Brave New World Video for Upcoming Single and Album

Power Metal band Wings of Destiny have signed with Melodic Revolution Records for their upcoming album Brave New World Due out late fall 2017.

Melodic Revolution Records is very excited to be working with Wings of Destiny for the release of “Brave New World.”

Wings of Destiny, previously called Destiny, is a Power Metal band from Costa Rica formed in late 2013 by vocalist Anton Darusso and bassist Bryan S. Molina, with strong influences from bands like Angra, Helloween and Rhapsody, among others. The band’s first release Time (2015) received an award for Best Metal Album in 2016 presented by ACAM: Association of Composers and Musical Authors of Costa Rica.

Artwork: Caio Caldas (Brazil)

Brave New World video and production credits

Recorded at Studios Bushido

Mastered at Drygvae Studios

Mix & Sound Engineering Destinty Juan Pablo Calvo (Costa Rica)

Mastering Aleksei Stetsyuk (Belorussia) Studios Bushido – Costa Rica & Drygvae Studios- Belorussia

Produced by: AntonDarusso, Alejandro Amador & Cristian Jimenez

Co-produced by: Juan Pablo Calvo

Orchestral arrangements: Anton Darusso

Song arrangements: Anton Darusso, Juan Pablo Calvo and Wings of Destiny

Wings of Destiny Is.
Anton Darusso – Vocals
Alejandro Amador – Keyboards
Dani Chaves – Guitar
Cristian Jiménez – Guitar
Emil Minott – Bass
Roberto Ulloa – Drums

“In the song Brave New World, humankind’s mistakes have finally destroyed the Earth. Only a few are saved and seek a brave new world to live in and start a new life”

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THRESHOLD announce new album ‘Legends Of The Shires’ & unveil artwork. Listen to epic first single ‘Lost In Translation’

British Progressive icons THRESHOLD have announced their new album ‘Legends Of The Shires’ will be released via Nuclear Blast on 8th September.
Today the band unveiled the first single from the release, the ultra-Prog epic ‘ Lost In Translation’ which has a song length of over ten minutes!
Commented Threshold’s Richard West “We’ve made a monster of an album so we thought we should release a monster of a single! This epic really showcases the many sides of our sound and is a great prelude to our album release”

‘Legends Of The Shires’ will be the band’s eleventh studio album and their first ever double album; it also features Glynn Morgan back on vocal duties for the first time since 1996.

Check out the ethereal album artwork above by Russian artist Elena Dudina. Speaking about the artwork Richard West commented “I love it when a cover tells you what sort of record you’re buying. This one really shouts “progressive” and reminds me of some of the classic prog albums from the 20th century.”

Pre-order the album here on the limited edition formats below:  
Limited Edition 2CD Digipack (inc signed insert) from Recordstore:
http://www.recordstore.co.uk/search.html?term=threshold
Limited Gatefold Double Vinyl (inc signed insert) from Recordstore:
http://www.recordstore.co.uk/search.html?term=threshold
Limited Edition Gatefold Double NB Anniversary Green Vinyl (inc signed insert) from NB UK:
http://www.nuclearblaststore.co.uk/shop/nuclearblast/products.php?cat=4233

Or pre-order the album digitally on iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/legends-of-the-shires/id1258208732

Tracklist for ‘Legends Of The Shires’:
CD 1:
1. The Shire (Part 1) 2:03
2.Small Dark Lines 5:24
3.The Man Who Saw Through Time 11:51
4.Trust The Process 8:44
5.Stars And Satellites 7:20
6.On The Edge 5:20

CD 2:
7. The Shire (Part 2) 5:24
8. Snowblind 7:03
9.Subliminal Freeways 4:51
10.State Of Independence 3:37
11. Superior Machine 5:01
12. The Shire (Part 3) 1:22
13. Lost In Translation 10:20
14. Swallowed 3:54

Threshold play HRH Prog in North Wales on 17th November – get your tickets here:
https://www.hrhprog.com/tickets.html 
The band also play a headline show at London’s o2 Islington Academy on 10th December – get your tickets here:
https://academymusicgroup.com/o2academyislington/events/924878/threshold-tickets  

More info:
www.thresh.net
www.facebook.com/threshold
http://nuclearblast.com/threshold-legends

 

Aethellis To Release “A Home In Your Thoughts”

US symphonic neo-prog band Aethellis will return with what promises to be a smashing 3rd release. “A Home In Your Thoughts” is a brand new 3 track mini album, and is the  highly anticipated follow up to Northumbria the bands last album released in 2011. “A Home In Your Thoughts” will be released worldwide as a digital only release, and should be released late Summer.

In a statement from Aethellis
Aethellis continues its amalgamation of progressive structures, pop hooks and funky grooves with the new collection of songs, A Home In Your Thoughts.

By turns plaintive and inspiring, “A Home In Your Thoughts” is meditation on the persistence of overcoming obstacles, while the joyous, uplifting and powerful “Second Home In Your Thoughts” represents the fruition of that persistence with its multi-thematic epic structure.

“Janice” tells the story of a divorced man attempting to reconcile with his ex, detailing his frustrations, yearning and ultimately his belief in the power of love. Add this to an infectious funky groove that spirals into prog territory in the latter half of the song which includes jazzy riffs and solos and concludes with a variation on the main riff but this time in 5/4 (which is hinted at earlier in the song).

Finally, “Believe In Somebody” is a punchy concise pop/rock offering with prog flourishes and more uplifting lyrics. This song received the Runner Up Award from the 2014 Song of the Year Contest.

This inspiring Aethellis collection could be considered a concept EP about overcoming obstacles by believing in oneself.”

Aethellis – A Home In Your Thoughts 

1. A Home In Your Thoughts / Second Home In Your Thoughts (15:08)

Music and lyrics by Ellsworth Hall

Copyright 2017 Ellsworth R. Hall

2. Janice (8:12)
Music by Mark Van Natta and Ellsworth Hall, lyrics by Mark Van Natta
Copyright 1992-2017 Mark L. Van Natta and Ellsworth R. Hall
 3. Believe In Somebody (4:35)
Music by Ellsworth Hall and Mark Van Natta, lyrics by Mark Van Natta
Copyright 1992-2017 Mark L. Van Natta and Ellsworth R. Hall
AETHELLIS Is:
Ellsworth Hall – keyboards, guitar, vocals
Mark Van Natta – guitar, vocals
Erik Marks – bass
Mike Harrington – Simmons drums
Joe Dwyer – saxophone
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Ellstudio, Timonium MD, USA.
Further Information On Aethellis Can Be Found At:
Official Website : http://www.aethellis.com
MRR Artist Profile: http://mrrmusic.com/aethellis/

Stratospheerius will release their fifth CD “Guilty of Innocence” through Melodic Revolution Records early Fall 2017.

Stratospheerius will release their fifth CD “Guilty of Innocence” through Melodic Revolution Records early Fall 2017. The new 10-track album will be available worldwide in both Physical and Digital formats. “Guilty of Innocence” features special appearances by Alex Skolnick (Testament), Rave Tesar (Renaissance) and Randy McStine (The Fringe).

“Guilty of Innocence” highlights include a reimagined cover of Muse’s “Hysteria,” a 12-minute prog epic titled “Soul Food” which features many of the guests mentioned above, plus “Dream Diary Cadenza,” a solo electric violin extravaganza lifted from Joe’s electric violin concerto.

The band is led by founding member, electric violinist & vocalist Joe Deninzon. Joe has been called the “Jimi Hendrix of the electric violin.”

GUILTY OF INNOCENCE features members: French guitarist Aurelien Budynek (Cindy Blackman, Vernon Reid), bassist Jamie Bishop (The Syn, Francis Dunnery), and drummer Lucianna Padmore, praised by Modern Drummer Magazine for her “Deep grooves and serious fusion chops.”

In a Statement from Joe:

“We are honored to be part of Melodic Revolution Records, and feel it will be a strong partnership, “We would love to expand our audience worldwide, especially in the prog community. We love Nick’s commitment to and enthusiasm about the artists on his label.”

In a Statement from Nick Katona President MRR:

“I’m a long time fan of the band and look forward to this journey of making music and magic through our collaboration.”

Melodic Revolution Records is more than just another independent record label: we are a family of individuals and musicians that work hard together like a well oiled machine, bringing the music listener, music that inspires, and makes us think, while cultivating memories – music that will stand the test of time. It is through this family atmosphere that new collaborations have evolved to create a rich blend of dynamic new music.

– “Music Is Our Voice”

More About Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius:

As a renowned violinist, Joe has recorded/performed with Ritchie Blackmore, Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Peter Criss, Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC Ballet (electric violin soloist), Phoebe Snow, Les Paul, Renaissance, and Mark Wood to name a few. He is an active teacher/clinician and published his book, “Plugging In: A Guide to Gear and Technique for the 21st Century String Player” through Mel Bay in 2012. He also recently world-premiered his “Dream Diary: Concerto for Seven-String Electric Violin and Orchestra” with the Muncie Symphony in 2015.

Stratospheerius has showcased their “frenzied melange of progressive rock, jazz fusion and funkabilly” throughout the world at colleges, festivals, and clubs. They have opened for artists including Alex Skolnick, Martin Barre, Tim Reynolds, Mickey Hart, Mike Stern, and John Scofield. The band was a winner of the John Lennon International Songwriting Competition the Musicians Atlas Independent Music Awards. They have been featured in Progression, Relix, Downbeat, and Jazziz, among other publications.

Band Members

Joe Deninzon : Electric Violin, Lead Vocals & Mandolin

Aurelien Budynek : Guitar & Backup Vocals

Jamie Bishop : Bass & Backup Vocals

Lucianna Padmore : Drums

Further Information Can Be Found At.

Official Website : http://www.stratospheerius.com/

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

Twitter: www.twitter.com/@stratospheerius

Melodic Revolution Records: http://mrrmusic.com/joe-deninzon-stratospheerius/

What the critics have said.
“Stratospheerius does not play what you want; it plays things you didn’t know you wanted.”
Dan Roth, Progression

FOREVER TWELVE Signs With Melodic Revolution Records

Melodic Revolution Records is thrilled to announce that California Based Prog outfit FOREVER TWELVE has signed with the label for the bands new release.

Forever Twelve’s album is titled “HOME” and will be available worldwide in both CD and High Quality Digital formats, Home will feature 7 new songs clocking in just shy of 54 minutes.

Track Listing: The Seven Seas, Home, Daisy Chain, Kansas by the Sea, Karmageddon, Acoustic Rose, Fate Is In Our Hands.

Album Credits
Produced by Forever Twelve
Engineered by Tom Graham & John Baker
Mixed by Tom Graham
Mastered by John Baker at John Baker Audio.

About Forever Twelve:

Forever Twelve is a Los Angeles, California based progressive rock band which was founded in the early 90’s by Kenny Hundt, Steve Barberic. The band has had some personnel changes over the years with each new member helping to shape and redefine the sound of what Forever Twelve is today. The latest addition came to the band in 2012 with former Mars Hollow vocalist John Baker. With John on board, the band wrote and released their first new single Daisy Chain which was released as a video and was very well received by both fans and critics.

Previously Releases: Remembrance Branch (2002), Spark of Light (2004), Taking Forever (2010).

In a statement from the band:

“After a brief hiatus, we are very excited to share our HOME with listeners. A long road was traveled to get to our latest place and we are happy to invite you in. Welcome to our HOME!”

Band Members
John Baker : Lead Vocals
Steve Barberic : Keyboards
Tom Graham : Guitar, Keyboards, Bass &Vocals
Fernando Martinez : Drums & Percussion
Further Information Can Be Found At
Official Website : https://forevertwelve.com/
 

 

TESSERACT RELEASE “SMILE” – THE NEW SINGLE & LYRIC VIDEO BAND BEGIN NORTH AMERICA TOUR WITH MEGADETH & MESHUGGAH

To coincide with TesseracT starting their North America live dates with Megadeth & Meshuggah today the band have released a brand new single and lyric video for the song “Smile” :

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE OR STREAM “SMILE” https://tesseract.lnk.to/smile

Vocalist Daniel Tompkins explains the lyrical concept & inspiration behind the song

Lyrically ‘Smile’ carries a strong and forward sense of irony as we explore and darkest side of the human condition. The song will witness the manifestation of an ’entity’. Consciousness survives through constant manipulation only to propagate pessimism and hopelessness. Our entity observes, consumes and evolves, bearing witness to human existence, mimicking our presence in colossal form.

Recorded at both 4D Sound Studios, Brighton and Celestial Sound Studios, Notts UK and produced by Acle Kahney during late spring this year “Smile”, described by the band as their most collaborative track of recent times, here, the vocals play a key part in shaping the structure of the song, the bass shaping the verses, so, allowing the band to explore new perspectives. Bassist Amos Williams explains further “We chose this track as although it is part of a greater theme, and is in fact towards the end of a story arc, it stands alone very well. We have a solid idea of where we would like to take this track on the next album as it is in no way finished. It is merely one step in a journey. 

The verses and choruses stand very far apart from each other. There is a tension we wished to build through a minimalist approach, with small phrases that repeat against accompanying parts of different lengths. These undulate, seemingly getting lost against the nonconventional phrasing of the drums. All this is nothing new to TesseracT fans, but this time we have looked to really align the lyrical and musical messages. “

After building up a rabid and loyal fanbase across North America with their previous tours with the Devin Townsend Project, Gojira and multiple headline runs the band are stateside again for a monumental tour with Megadeth & Meshuggah.

Guitarist James Monteith enthusiastically comments “We couldn’t be more excited about going back to the US, the shows are always amazing out there and the fans are some of our most enthusiastic and loyal. There’s also the added bonus of touring with two of the most important metal bands ever! Megadeth and Meshuggah are major boundary pushers in the genre and we’re massive fans of them both, so it’s a real honour to share a stage with them. And not to forget Lilake who are doing some cool things too, so all in all, it’s going to be the highlight of our year”

Beginning in Big Flats, New York on Friday 23rd June the tour takes the band through Massachusetts, Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and ending in Pennsylvania on July 11th. TesseracT will also be performing at Amnesia Festival, Montebello, Canada on 24th June, as well as a series of headline shows in Indianapolis, Nashville, Memphis, Buffalo and Amityville

For more details, full routing, summer festivals including the UK’s Arctangent Festival, shows in October in Holland & Russia –  tickets https://www.facebook.com/tesseractband

TesseracT are:

Acle Kahney – Guitar

James Monteith – Guitar

Jay Postones – Drums

Daniel Tompkins – Vocals

Amos Williams – Bass

TesseracT online:

https://www.facebook.com/tesseractband

https://www.instagram.com/TesseractBand

https://twitter.com/tesseractband

https://www.youtube.com/user/Tesseractproject

http://tesseractband.co.uk

http://www.kscopemusic.com/artists/tesseract

Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons Sign With Nuclear Blast and Release Exclusive Live E.P. Today

Nuclear Blast:

“We are proud and happy to announce that PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS, led by the legendary long time MOTÖRHEAD guitarist, have inked a worldwide record deal with Nuclear Blast.”

Commented Phil Campbell: “I am really pleased to announce that my band PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS have signed a record deal with Nuclear Blast. The label is home to some great bands, some of which are also very good friends of mine. Once we get back from the summer festivals we look forward to recording our first full length album!”

In celebration of the announcement, the band has put together the exclusive digital only live EP ‘Live At Solothurn’ (see cover below) which is available via all download and streaming platforms as of today!

‘Live At Solothurn’ tracklist:
01. Big Mouth
02. Nothing Up My Sleeve (MOTÖRHEAD Cover)​
03. Spiders
04. Take Aim
05. R.A.M.O.N.E.S. (MOTÖRHEAD Cover)
06. Sweet Leaf (BLACK SABBATH cover)

Order the EP here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/live-at-solothurn-ep/id1247432052

After supporting sleaze rock icons GUNS N’ ROSES on their stadium tour, PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS are currently touring Europe, playing a selection of big festivals:

23.06. NO        Halden, Tons Of Rock Festival
24.06. ES        Madrid, Download Festival
01.07. GR        Khaniá, Chania Rock Festival
22.07. UK        Gloucester, Amplified Festival
25.08. CH        Granichen, Open Air Granichen
02.09. UK        Durham, Stormin’ The Castle Festival

More info on PCATBS:
Phil Campbell was the lead guitarist in MOTÖRHEAD for 32 years. He has toured the world, sold millions of albums and headlined the biggest festivals. Phil has a passion for music and it is this passion that has led to the formation of PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS.

The band is unique as it features Phil‘s 3 sons on drums, bass and guitar. The band is completed by Vocalist Neil Starr.

In November 2016 the band released a self titled EP and headed out on tours including a European tour with SAXON. Now in 2017 the band is finishing off the writing and recording of their debut full length album and are about to play shows with GUNS N’ ROSES and play many of Europe’s biggest festivals.

Line-up:
Phil Campbell – Guitar
Todd Campbell – Guitar
Dane Campbell – Drums
Tyla Campbell – Bass
Neil Starr – Vocals

www.philcampbell.net | www.facebook.com/philcampbellatbs | www.nuclearblast.de/philcampbellandthebastardsons