01 – 10: THE DEAD DAISIES – LEFT HAND SOLLUTION – BELOVED ENEMY – ANNISOKAY – AGGROS – STAR STAR – SIVA SIX – MAGNUM – EDENBRIDGE – JOHN DIVA AND THE ROCKETS OF LOVE

THE DEAD DAISISES “Holy Ground”

Tracklisting:

01. Holy Ground (Shake The Memory) 4:49

02. Like No Other (Bassline) 3:39

03. Come Alive 3:50

04. Bustle And Flow 3:40

05. My Fate 4:28

06. Chosen And Justified 3:43

07. Saving Grace 4:08

08. Unspoken 4:47

09. 30 Days In The Hole 3:40

10. Righteous Days 4:11

11. Far Away 7:03

Rock’n’Roll is a trip, not a destination…we all know how the saying goes!

The Dead Daisies continue their journey towards 2021 with new music, virtual performances and adventures.
The Dead Daisies have gone from strength to strength since the release of their selftitled album in 2013. They have released four studio, one live and one covers album to a growing army of fans worldwide and are praised by the global media in an era where Rock has been declared dead time and time again. The band’s DNA includes an amazing collective of players that includes John Corabi, Marco Mendoza, Richard Fortus, Dizzy Reed, Frank Ferrer, Darryl Jones, Tommy Clufetos, Charley Drayton and Jon Stevens amongst others.

They’ve also shared the stage with some of the biggest names in Rock including Kiss, Guns N‘ Roses, Scorpions, Aerosmith, Bad Company, Whitesnake, ZZ Top and the Hollywood Vampires.

The Daisies have started the next chapter welcoming new band member Glenn Hughes. Also known as “The Voice Of Rock“, Glenn has taken over lead vocals and bass guitar, joining guitarists Doug Aldrich, David Lowy and drummer Deen Castronovo. With the addition of Glenn Hughes, The Daisies supercharge their front line through his rock solid bass grooves and unmatched vocal intensity.

As all fans know, the man is a true original, inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, with a rich history of music that features heavy weights like Deep Purple and Black Country Communion as well as a successful solo career. One might say: “They don’t build rockers like him anymore”. Followers can expect more High-Voltage Rock songs, indomitable grooves and spellbinding lyrics, all the ingredients that have made this music so timeless, out-living trends of the modern day.

The sound of The Dead Daisies is entrenched in the Hard Rock way of life we all love but as a living, breathing rock band, they are constantly evolving & bringing new dynamics to a classic style.

They’ve conducted multiple headline tours throughout Europe, Japan, South & North America and conquered some of the worlds most prestigious festivals such as Download, Wacken, Graspop, Sweden Rock as well as Woodstock Poland, where they played the notable Concert for Peace with a 60-piece orchestra in front of over 300,000 people in 2017.

Significantly, they were the first American Rock band welcomed back to Cuba after the embargo was lifted in 2015.

It’s the uplifting experience of a live show that makes Rock music so encompassing and where The Dead Daisies always deliver. Their concerts are known for creating a special connection between the players and their audience, giving life to each other, singing, screaming and relishing in the moment!!!

The upcoming album ‘Holy Ground’, was recorded by Producer Ben Grosse at La Fabrique Studio in the South of France and due for release early in 2021. The first single ‘Unspoken’ was released in April 2020 with the song continuing to receive global media praise, accolades and has definitely broken the silence! In July, The Lockdown Sessions EP was released with four stripped back semi-acoustic tracks, ‘Unspoken’, ‘Fortunate Son’ with Deen on lead vocals, ‘Righteous Days’ and an amazing version of the Humble Pie classic, ’30 Days In The Hole’ with Glenn and Doug.

The Daisies will kick off 2021 with a series of shows throughout Europe on the “Get Out Of The House Tour” followed by dates yet to be announced in the UK, Japan, US and Australia. June/July will see the band playing with Foreigner, Judas Priest and at numerous summer Festivals.

The Dead Daisies are pushing forward, giving energy and taking chances to ensure that every person who experiences them has no doubt that Rock is Indeed Alive & Well and here to stay.

New Line-Up:

Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) – bass, vocals

Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio) – guitars

Deen Castronovo (Bad English, Journey) – drums

David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink) – guitars

Tour 2021:

03.02. DE-Essen – Turock

04.02. DE-Berlin – Columbia Theater

06.02. DE-Munich – Backstage Werk

07.02. DE-Hannover – Capitol

09.02. DE-Wiesbaden – Schlachthof

10.02. DE-Nürnberg – Hirsch

11.02. CZ-Prague – Lucerna Music Bar

13.02. SK-Bratislava – MMC

16.02. HU-Budapest – Barba Negra

18.02. AT-Vienna – SiMM City

19.02. IT-Milan – Live Club

21.02. FR-Lyon – CCO

23.02. ES-Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2

24.02. ES-Madrid – BUT

25.02. ES-Pamplona – Totem

28.02. FR-Strasbourg – La Laiterie

01.03. FR-Paris – Trabendo

03.03. CH-Zurich – Dynamo

05.03. BE-Vosselaar – Biebob

06.03. NL-Amsterdam – Melkweg

09.03. DK-Copenhagen – Pumpehuset

11.03. SE-Stockholm – Slakt Kyrkan

12.03. SE-Örebro – Frimis Salonger

14.03. NO-Oslo – Vulkan Arena

JOHN DIVA & THE ROCKETS OF LOVE – New AMERICAN AMADEUS Album Released  Janaury 15th On SPV – R o c k 'N' L o a d

JOHN DIVA & The Rockets Of Love – American Amadeus –

Tracklisting:

01. Voodoo, Sex & Vampires 3:57

02. American Amadeus 4:00

03. Soldier Of Love 4:04

04. Bling Bling Marilyn 3:49

05. Champagne On Mars 2:52

06. Weekend For A Lifetime 3:47

  1. Karmageddon 4:54
  2. 08. Wasted (In Babylon) 4:03
  3. 09. Movin‘ Back To Paradise 3:58
  4. 10. Drip Drip Baby 3:51
  5. 11. This Is Rock’n’Roll 3:27
  6. 12. 2 Hearts 3:55

Vinyl Bonus Tracks:

13. Star Of Rock 3:35 (bonus track)

14. Blonde! Black! Red! Brunette! 3:43 (bonus track)

15. American Amadeus (Orchester Version) 3:53 (bonus track)

Of course, John Diva & The Rockets Of Love could have taken the easy way out. Their 2019 debut album Mama Said Rock Is Dead instantly made 24th place in the German album chart list, putting the band on the map internationally practically overnight – in huge blinking neon signs.

Their dazzling video clips accompanying their singles are dripping with clichés and are causing quite the stir on the internet, while their tours following their album release turned out to be nothing less than a Rock´nRoll imbued victory parade with an ever-growing entourage.

What, therefore, could have been more natural than them adhering to the exact same 80ties glam rock inspired recipe for success for their second album American Amadeus, when it had worked like a charm for their first one?

But no, as lead singer John Diva points out. “That was never even an option for us. On the contrary: the challenge lies in growing, testing boundaries and inventing yourself over and over again on an artistic level. Stagnation means regression, so with American Amadeus we are definitely going one step further.”

Stylistically speaking especially, their 12 new songs are sounding out extremes. Or, as guitarist Snake Rocket describes the direction of their new album: “Our hard songs are even harder and faster, our flashy pieces even flashier”. He’s making it quite clear that this approach is due in parts to an increased self-confidence. “Our major tour for Mama Said Rock Is Dead has had a positive impact on us”, he says. “Thanks to the thoroughly positive feedback for our first album and its great reception at concerts, we’re going out on a limb even more with American Amadeus.” The album will be released on 15th January 2021 by Steamhammer/SPV and only a few weeks later the band will be going on a big concert tour. With American Amadeus John Diva & The Rockets Of Love are definitely growing and gaining even more personality.

At the core of the characteristic John Diva sound lies authentic and energetic Classic Hardrock, a style that first flourished during the 80ties and spread from Los Angeles all around the globe in an unparalleled way. Because one thing’s for sure: Where John Diva treads, there’s glitter and shine. So much so, that even the greats of that era can only shrug their shoulders resignedly.

The new songs, however, go even further, cross referencing not only formations like Van Halen, Mötley Crüe or Def Leppard, but also rock legends of the 70ties like The Who, Kiss in their early years or Black Sabbath. This already shows in their epic title song ‘American Amadeus‘, which is brimming with pomp, pathos, glamour and decadence.

This flair is also expressed in the accompanying video clip, which can only be described as opulent. “To us, ‘American Amadeus‘ is the perfect title track because it demonstrates the whole range of our stylistic repertoire” John Diva explains. “The song is glamorous, playfully electrifying and combines European high culture with American trash culture.” Much the same can be said for the first single ‘Bling Bling Marilyn‘, that boasts a chorus which literally blows your mind. The song was written by lead singer John Diva, together with Hannes Braun (Kissin Dynamite), who contributed valuable ideas to no less than 3 more songs. “We’re really happy with the collaboration”, the band enthuses, “especially as the fans will definitely be noticing his style in ‘Bling Bling Marilyn‘.” The same goes for Michael Voss (Mad Max, Michael Schenker), who had his share in composing ‘Champagne On Mars‘ and ‘This Is Rock´n`Roll‘ and who is playing a banjo slide solo in ‘Voodoo Sex & Vampires‘.

At the heart of this exceptional band is none other than pink comet John Diva himself, womanizer and a true gentleman. It’s his powerful voice that layers their humorous lyrics with intelligent and onomatopoeic innuendo. Always at his side are his wing men Snake Rocket and JJ Love, arguably the finest duo of guitar heroes on God’s green earth. Then there’s of course bassist Remmie Martin, the enigmatic heartthrob with the compelling gaze, and last but not least Lee Stingray Jr., a drumstick-whirling Jack Sparrow lookalike, the pirate once so congenially portrayed by Johnny Depp.

These fabulous five are pouring out catchy tunes in heaps, it seems. This is one tried and tested recipe for success that John Diva & The Rockets of Love have certainly stuck to with American Amadeus – and rightly so!

Line-Up:

John Diva – vocals

Snake Rocket – guitars

J.J. Love – guitars

Remmie Martin – bass

Lee Stingray jr. – drums

EDENBRIDGE “The Chronicles Of Eden Part 2”

EDENBRIDGE “The Chronicles Of Eden Part 2”

Tracklisting:

CD 1

01. Higher (3.51)

02. On The Other Side (4.51)

03. Shiantara (5.51)

04. Alight A New Tomorrow (3.53)

05. Until The End Of Time (4.35)

06. Shadowplay (5.24)

07. The Greatest Gift Of All (12.16)

08. Dynamind (Easter 2020 Version) (2.07) *previously unreleased

09. Brothers On Diamir (6.51)

10. Paramount (Acoustic Version 2020) (3.39) *previously unreleased

11. Tauerngold (5.36)

12. The Bonding (15.25)

CD 2

01. Live And Let Go (4.30)

02. Mystic River (7.13)

03. MyEarthDream Suite (For Guitar and Orchestra) (6.47)

04. The Moment Is Now (4.23)

05. Skyline’s End (5.31)

06. The Memory Hunter (5.02)

07. Remember Me (3.38)

08. Inward Passage (1.19)

09. Paramount (4.21)

10. Higher (Acoustic Version 2020) (4.40) *previously unreleased

11. Into A Sea Of Souls (4.58)

12. Bon Voyage Vagabond (5.52)

13. Eternity (3.03)

14. MyEarthDream (12.37)

After the first retrospective The Chronicles Of Eden (2007), Edenbridge, one of the most unique bands in their genre, deliver their second „Best Of“ album, right on time to their 20th Anniversary. Part 2 is the quintessence of the studio albums 5-10 and again it was up to the fans to vote for their favorite tracks of each album. Creative mastermind/multi-instrumentalist
Lanvall: „The voting was not a major surprise and is more or less identical to the songs, we would also have chosen. Therefore 4 tracks of each album could be covered along with some older all out of print bonus tracks.“ As a surprise, there are 2 new recorded acoustic versions of the hits Higher (over 4 million views on YouTube) and Paramount featured, among the Easter Version 2020 of the song Dynamind, re-recorded by Sabine. Lanvall: „It was extreme fun to turn Higher into a nearly jazzy piano/vocal version showing a different side of us, formerly unknown. Paramount was one of the absolute fan favorites and so it was near to transform that song too and let it shine in a new light.“ The 150 minutes of the double album cover the big range of the symphonic metal sound and the compositional substance and consistency, Edenbridge has been standing for 20 years. Atmospherically dense compositions, directed mainly by Lanvall and vocalist Sabine Edelsbacher, which combine melodies and grooves, toughness and sensitivity, emotions and intellect, spirit and the subconscious mind in a unique way. The atmospheric artwork was inspired by a vision, singer Sabine had, linking the spiritual awakening to a Aurora Borealis. Sabine: „After an own spiritual experience a couple of years ago and without an explainable reason, I felt a deep connection to the name Aurora. Subsequently I concerned myself with what the name stands for and relating it now to a heart quality, which might lead us to higher consciousness. Especially when there is a lot of negativity in the room, a possibility for transformation exists, through recognition and acceptance, respectively the self-responsibility for own feelings. Edenbridge always followed this path and especially now it is even more important to get into the own truthfulness.“ The graphic direction of the cover artwork was again in the hands of drummer Johannes Jungreithmeier, who developed into the creative visual pole of the band since his entrance into the band in 2016. All tracks were produced by Lanvall and mixed by Threshold mastermind Karl Groom, with whom the band has been collaborating for 15 years now. „YESTERDAY IS HISTORY, TOMORROW IS A MYSTERY, TODAY IS A GIFT“

Current Line-Up:

Sabine Edelsbacher: Lead vocals

Lanvall: Lead- & rhythm guitars, bass, 6 & 12 string acoustic guitars, piano, keyboards, orchestration, Hammered Dulcimer, Kacapi, Bouzouki, Mandolin

Dominik Sebastian: Lead- & Rhythm guitars

Johannes Jungreithmeier: drums

Stefan Gimpl: bass

Magnum - Dance Of The Black Tattoo - Steamhammer Shop

MAGNUM “Dance Of The Black Tattoo”

Tracklisting:

01 Black Skies (live) 6:06

02 Freedom Day (live) 6:20

03 All My Bridges (live) 4:55

04 On A Storyteller’s Night (live) 5:09

05 Dance Of The Black Tattoo (live) 5:53

06 On Christmas Day (radio edit) 4:21

07 Born To Be King 5:31

08 Phantom Of Paradise Circus 5:88

09 No God Or Saviour 5:24

10 Your Dreams Won’t Die (live) 5:44

11 Twelve Men Wise And Just (live) 6:22

12 Show Me Your Hands (radio edit) 3:48

13 Not Forgiven (radio edit) 3:38

14 Madman or Messiah (radio edit) 3:41

It’s been three years since Magnum brought out The Valley Of Tears – The Ballads, a compilation that focused on the British rock act’s quiet, more otherworldly and dreamy side.

Three years during which the idea matured to follow this successful release (top 100 of the German album charts) with a companion piece.

Dance Of The Black Tattoo has turned into exactly that: a collection of songs that present Magnum exclusively as tough-as-nails rocking and extremely vibrant musicians.

What makes this album, available from 8 January 2021 on Steamhammer/SPV on CD, double LP and for digital download, so special is the fact that Magnum have gone through their impressive archive, looking for rare live cuts and outstanding radio versions and have come up with spirited live recordings and edits that concentrate on the essential components of some of their most accomplished rock numbers.

Naturally, guitarist and band mastermind Tony Clarkin has used this opportunity to remaster and update all 14 tracks so that they comply with the state-of-the-art of (sound) technology.

Says Clarkin: “There have always been two aspects to Magnum: a slightly more tender and lyrical facet, but first and foremost of course our powerful, rocking side. And that’s the element that Dance Of The Black Tattoo documents impressively.” The album kicks off with live versions of ‘Black Skies’ and ‘Freedom Day’, previously available exclusively as DVD bonus tracks on Escape From The Shadow Garden. “The perfect launch of this compilation because they present Magnum musically and lyrically from our familiar raw side. The subsequent ‘All My Bridges’ is a little different in that the music is still heavy, but the lyrics are more poetic,” explains Clarkin, whose dynamic guitar style has harmonized perfectly with Magnum vocalist Bob Catley’s warm and charismatic voice for almost fifty (!) years.

‘On A Storyteller’s Night’, the title track of their 1985 masterpiece, and ‘Dance Of The Black Tattoo’ are another two rare live tracks from the bonus section of Escape From The Shadow Garden, followed by radio edits of their seasonal anti-war number ‘On Christmas Day’ and the fan favourite ‘Born To Be King’ off their classic Goodnight L.A., previously only available on vinyl or for digital download, followed by ‘Phantom Of Paradise Circus’ and ‘No God Or Saviour’, both bonus tracks from Sacred Blood – Divine Lies.

Clarkin: “To be honest, when I started going through those old masters, I didn’t even have ‘Phantom Of Paradise Circus’ on my radar. I usually start working on new material about four weeks after the release of an album, so occasionally a song may sink into oblivion although it has a lot of substance and class. Such as ‘Phantom Of Paradise Circus’. I really love that number and am happy that it is getting the attention it deserves at last.” ‘Your Dreams Won’t Die’ and ‘Twelve Men Wise And Just’ are two live bonus tracks which first featured on Lost On The Road To Eternity, before ‘Show Me Your Hands’, ‘Not Forgiven’ and ‘Madman Or Messiah’ – three previously unreleased radio edits from the still topical studio recordings Lost On The Road To Eternity (2018) and The Serpent Rings (2020) – round off the new release. “Sometimes it’s not easy to shorten a carefully balanced composition for the radio, but in these three cases it worked really well,” reckons Clarkin.

Talking of working well: Naturally the artwork of Dance Of The Black Tattoo was designed by Magnum‘s tried-and-tested cover artist Rodney Matthews, who always succeeds in translating the special ambience of the British rock group’s albums into atmospheric images and colours.

Clarkin: “This time it was easy really: I called Rodney, told him the album title and he sent me this absolutely fascinating artwork. I bet our fans will love his little masterpiece.” Having said that, Clarkin is sure to win this kind of bet for the whole of Dance Of The Black Tattoo.

Current Line-Up:

Tony Clarkin – Guitar

Bob Catley – Vocals

Rick Benton – Keyboards

Dennis Ward – Bass

Lee Morris – Drums

LIVE 2021:

05.09. NL-Uden – De Pul

07.09. SE-Stockholm – Fryshuset Klubben

08.09. NO-Oslo – Vulkan

09.09. SE-Huskvarna – Folkets Park

10.09. SE-Gothenburg – Pustervik

11.09. SE.Karlstad – Nojesfabriken

13.09. SE-Malmö – Babel

16.09. UK-Nottingham – Rock City

17.09. UK-Sheffield – Leadmill

19.09. UK-Norwich – Waterfront

20.09. UK-Islington – Assembly Hall

21.09. UK-Southampton – Engine Rooms

22.09. UK-Cardiff – Tramshed

24.09. UK-Manchester – Academy 2

25.09. UK-Holmfirth – Picturedome

27.09. UK-Birmingham – Symphony Hall

29.09. UK-Cambridge – Junction

30.09. UK-Glasgow – Garage

02.10. IE-Dublin – Voodoo Lounge

03.10. UK-Belfast – Limelight 1

http://www.magnumonline.co.uk/
Siva Six New Album Studio Report
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nENICPcmWmk&fbclid=IwAR1NeRrBFIeuLkUk3NL366cwmtC1l3eEWNX4yc9ZFC_fdDZnHXSZu6MSTNk

★Fraters and Sorors…★Siva Six New Album Studio Report.- English subtitles & Deutsche Untertitel

Stay Tuned…1st Digital Single out early 2021 !!!

New Album release date during 2021.

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Star Star 2020 pics johnnie weeds

with joy we have been informed, that one of the most talented bands from the 80ties early 90ties will release in 2021 after allmost 30 years their new album.

their official announcement on their official homepage: ‘

New!
Bratty! Trashy! and Heavy!
12 new Star Star songs and videos
in 2021
Trashy Rock n Roll with a Sunset Strip beat’

read more here: http://www.starfuckerstar.com/

Star Star on stage 2020

Guitarist Parris Mayhew Reveals Playthrough for AGGROS Debut Track “Chaos Magic”

Guitarist/songwriter Parris Mayhew has issued a new dual guitar and bass playthrough for the debut song from his new instrumental hardcore/metal band AGGROS, “Chaos Magic”.

The playthrough can be watched here: https://youtu.be/8AO9Dp24EJY 

The “Chaos Magic” playthrough is heavier on bass than the original track, a decision Mayhew made because the song was primarily written on the bass with a heavy emphasis on his unusual percussive and rhythmic strumming style.

“I felt that the bass perspective would be a way to show more comprehensively where the song originated and how it was built, the former Cro-Mags songwriter and founder says. Hearing the bass a little louder demonstrates clearly where the swagger that the song exhibits comes from, underlining the aggressive string bend melodies and percussive riffs that define the drums and outline the chords.”

The result is loud and raw but shows a kind of surgical finesse in the midst of the chaos, which is necessary to hold it all together.

“Chaos Magic” is certainly a guitar song too, exhibiting casual chord harmonies that brighten and exaggerate phrase resolutions, off the rails WTF riffs and Mayhew’s signature Cro-Mags picking style which helped define a genre with his songs on the seminal albums Age of Quarrel and Best Wishes.

”I believe that a song should be a journey, there should be a clear introduction to set up the listener for the ride, and a ceremonious feeling of arrival at a destination to be experienced and a few musical surprises along the way.” Mayhew said. “And of course all great songs should have a feeling that the journey is complete, the catharsis, a lesson I learned from both Motörhead and Rush. Motörhead, particularly, in that within their deceptively simple approach there always comes a thoughtful, surprising and very musical ending, songs should have great endings.”

AGGROS will release music in a true DIY hardcore style – no label, self-releasing one song at a time, accompanied by a video for each. The music will sound and feel familiar to anyone who knows Mayhew’s previous three albums, as AGGROS is simply a continuation of his musical exploration.

Follow AGGROS:

YouTube – AGGROS https://www.youtube.com/the_aggros

Instagram: @parrismayhew  *  https://www.instagram.com/parrismayhew/  

@the_aggros * https://www.instagram.com/the_aggros/Facebook: Parris Mayhew  https://www.facebook.com/parris.mayhew

https://www.facebook.com/parris666 (fan page managed by Parris Mayhew)

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ANNISOKAY officially launched the pre-orders for their highly anticipated fifth studio album »Aurora«, which will be available on the 29th of January 2021 via Arising Empire.
 »Aurora« comes in a special & limited fan-box, as well as vinyl and CD - get your hands on it quickly! Pre-Order the new album »Aurora« here: https://Annisokay.lnk.to/Aurora
 
 »Aurora« tracklist:
 01. Like A Parasite
 02. STFU
 03. The Tragedy
 04. Face The Facts
 05. Overload
 06. Bonfire Of The Millennials
 07. The Cocaines Got Your Tongue
 08. Under Your Tattoo
 09. The Blame Game
 10. I Saw What You Did
 11. Standing Still
 12. Friend Or Enemy
 13. Terminal Velocity
 
 »ANNISOKAY EU TOUR 2021«
 w/ FUTURE PALACE & SET YOUR SAILS
 Extratours presents
 13.03.21 Göttingen - Exil
 22.04.21 Prag - Rock Cafe
 23.04.21 Cham - L.A. Eventhalle
 24.04.21 Wien - Chelsea
 28.04.21 Zürich - Dynamo, Werk 21
 29.04.21 Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
 30.04.21 München - Backstage
 01.05.21 Schweinfurt - Stattbahnhof
 05.05.21 Hannover - Musikzentrum
 06.05.21 Hamburg - Gruenspan
 07.05.21 Essen - Turock
 08.05.21 Osnabrück - Bastard Club
 14.05.21 Jena - F-Haus
 26.05.21 Stuttgart - Universum
 27.05.21 Nürnberg - Z-Bau
 28.05.21 Berlin - Hole44
 29.05.21 Köln - Helios37
 Tickets: https://tourlink.to/annisokay
 
ANNISOKAY - the German Rock / Metal band is releasing its fifth studio album »Aurora«  in 2020 and is reinventing themselves. Old braids were literally cut  off and a new front man brought on board. The musical foundation has  remained. Heavy guitar riffs and driving drum rhythms, paired with a mix  of melodic goosebumps singing and aggressive shouts. Rudi Schwarzer is now responsible for the latter. The new front man was already able to convince the fans live. ANNISOKAY played the X-Mas Bash Tour together with the EMIL BULLS in winter 2019. In winter 2020 the new album »Aurora« will follow in a completely new guise. As usual, guitarist and singer Christoph Wieczorek  is in charge of the production, whose charismatic and melodic voice  will continue to provide goosebumps. The quartet is completed by the  rhythm group, consisting of drummer Nico Vaeen and bassist Norbert Rose.
 
 ANNISOKAY  was founded in 2007 and has since been considered one of the most  talented German bands with an international flair. The band has already  played successful tours in Europe, Great Britain, Japan and the USA. With several headline shows in Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine, the band gained a loyal and massively growing fan base. The highlights were support shows for PARKWAY DRIVE in sold-out halls in Moscow and St.Petersburg.  The established independent record label SPV signed the band in 2014  and three studio albums were released, all of which made it into the top  100 of the official German album charts. In 2018, ANNISOKAY switched from SPV to Arising Empire. In the same year, the fourth studio album »Arms« was released, which reached  #26, making it the band's highest chart entry to date.
 
ANNISOKAY are:
Rudi Schwarzer | Vocals
Christoph Wieczorek | Vocals / Guitar
Norbert Kayo | Bass
Nico Vaeen | Drums
 
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 More info:
 www.annisokay.com
 www.facebook.com/annisokay
 www.instagram.com/annisokay
 www.twitter.com/annisokay 
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BELOVED ENEMY are BACK FROM ANOTHER SIDE!
BELOVED ENEMY will release their new EP "Another Side" on the 30th of January 2021.


2021  is a year with many expectations and many hopes. And we can all be sure  of one thing: it will be the year of Beloved Enemy's return.
BELOVED ENEMY:
Vocals: Andrew James 'Dead L-Vis'
Guitars: Peter Pathos
Drums: Martin 'Dog' Kessler
Guitar: Chai Deveraux
Bass: Eddy


Tracklist EP "Another Side" (out: 30.01.)
Die Alone
Virus Undead
The Other Side
Running Man
Mother
Just a year ago …
“Risen  from the (un)dead: The band around guitarist and songwriter Peter  Pathos and singer Andrew James 'Dead L-Vis' will celebrate their  comeback with new songs at Castle Rock 2020.”

That's how the  press text read last year, announcing Beloved Enemy planned comeback  they actually wanted to celebrate at the Castle Rock Festival. 
Actually, Beloved Enemy wanted to present their new and third album there. 
Actually,  everything was already perfectly prepared, and the band couldn't wait  to finally hit the stages again. Actually ... but then everything turned  out differently.

Because a virus threw everything off course. 
A  virus that not only reset the entire festival landscape to hour zero  but also left a lasting impact around the world.  As if he had already  guessed it in 2008, Peter Pathos wrote the song "Virus Undead" for the  soundtrack of the movie of the same name by the director duo Wolf Wolff  and Ohmuthi, dealing with a similar theme.

The virus may have  changed the world and everything we know permanently. Beloved Enemy have  also changed in the six years of their absence – show themselves, from a  different side – but still, remain true to themselves. A virus may  mutate – even a "Virus Undead". And from this mutation finally came the  idea to show the band and the music of Peter Pathos from a completely  different side. Four old and one completely new song now show "Another  Side" of Beloved Enemy. 

In short:
"Enemy  Mine", the debut of Beloved Enemy came out of nowhere in 2007 and is  quite something. Industrial, Metal, Gothic, Rock, the musical mixture  from the pen of Peter Pathos is incomparable and lays a perfect  foundation for the unique voice of singer 'Dead L-Vis'. Performances at  Wave Gotik Treffen, Rock Harz, Wacken Rocks South, Magic Circle  Festival, or Castle Rock follow as well as the second album "Behind  Enemy Lines" in 2011. "Another Side" now shows the band from an acoustic  side and impressively announces the comeback of the guys in 2021.

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+ + + LEFT HAND SOLUTION – The cult doom metal band from Sweden is back again. 

LEFT HAND SOLUTION released a new single “First Day Of Winter”!

Drummer and songwriter Erik Barthold about the song: 

”I remember starting to write the song “First Day Of Winter” as the first snow fell in the year of 2002. Little did I imagine that it would take another 18 years for it to be fully completed! The song was finished this summer in a hot recording studio, but of course, we had to wait until the winter solstice for this release. Sorry, that we’ve kept you waiting, but here it finally is in its full winter dress.”

What made Left Hand Solution always special was their combination of hard riffs, dark melodies, and Mariana Frykman’s dark and beautiful voice. Being one of the early metal band with a female vocalist their influence has been largely overlooked and their cult following has grown quite a lot lately. And now, it’s time for a new album and a new development for the band. The new Album “Dead of Winter” is scheduled for April 16th, 2021.

Left Hand Solution formed in 1991, released 3 albums and toured Europe, US and Canada, and made a large impression with their unique take on Doom metal for more than 10 years. Then the band just faded away. Until 2019, when they suddenly released – the in secrecy recorded album – “Through The Mourning Woods”. An updated version of Left Hand Solution’s sweet nightmare that combined sounds from their early doom days and goth elements of their later days and put it all in a new context. The band has been resurrected for very successful local gigs several times during the last years, but it was not until Erik and original guitarist Joakim became neighbors that things starting to really happen. Suddenly they found themselves writing songs in Erik’s basement and soon Peter and Mariana happily joined in.

 
Line Up
Mariana Frykman – Vocals
Joakim Mårdstam – Guitar
Peter Selin – Bass
Erik Barthold – Drums & Backing Vocals

Promo cover art

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THE DEAD DAISISES “Holy Ground”

Tracklisting:
01. Holy Ground (Shake The Memory) 4:49
 02. Like No Other (Bassline) 3:39
 03. Come Alive 3:50
 04. Bustle And Flow 3:40
 05. My Fate 4:28
 06. Chosen And Justified 3:43
 07. Saving Grace 4:08
08. Unspoken 4:47
 09. 30 Days In The Hole 3:40
 10. Righteous Days 4:11
 11. Far Away 7:03

Info (English):Rock’n’Roll is a trip, not a destination…we all know how the saying goes!   The Dead Daisies continue their journey towards 2021 with new music, virtual performances and adventures.The Dead Daisies have gone from strength to strength since the release of their selftitled album in 2013. They have released four studio, one live and one covers album to a growing army of fans worldwide and are praised by the global media in an era where Rock has been declared dead time and time again.    The band’s DNA includes an amazing collective of players that includes John Corabi, Marco Mendoza, Richard Fortus, Dizzy Reed, Frank Ferrer, Darryl Jones, Tommy Clufetos, Charley Drayton and Jon Stevens amongst others. They’ve also shared the stage with some of the biggest names in Rock including Kiss, Guns N‘ Roses, Scorpions, Aerosmith, Bad Company, Whitesnake, ZZ Top and the Hollywood Vampires.  The Daisies have started the next chapter welcoming new band member Glenn Hughes. Also known as “The Voice Of Rock“, Glenn has taken over lead vocals and bass guitar, joining guitarists Doug Aldrich, David Lowy and drummer Deen Castronovo.  With the addition of Glenn Hughes, The Daisies supercharge their front line through his rock solid bass grooves and unmatched vocal intensity. As all fans know, the man is a true original, inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, with a rich history of music that features heavy weights like Deep Purple and Black Country Communion as well as a successful solo career. One might say: “They don’t build rockers like him anymore”.  Followers can expect more High-Voltage Rock songs, indomitable grooves and spellbinding lyrics, all the ingredients that have made this music so timeless, out-living trends of the modern day. The sound of The Dead Daisies is entrenched in the Hard Rock way of life we all love but as a living, breathing rock band, they are constantly evolving & bringing new dynamics to a classic style.  They’ve conducted multiple headline tours throughout Europe, Japan, South & North America and conquered some of the worlds most prestigious festivals such as Download, Wacken, Graspop, Sweden Rock as well as Woodstock Poland, where they played the notable Concert for Peace with a 60-piece orchestra in front of over 300,000 people in 2017. Significantly, they were the first American Rock band welcomed back to Cuba after the embargo was lifted in 2015. It’s the uplifting experience of a live show that makes Rock music so encompassing and where The Dead Daisies always deliver. Their concerts are known for creating a special connection between the players and their audience, giving life to each other, singing, screaming and relishing in the moment!!!   The upcoming album ‘Holy Ground’, was recorded by Producer Ben Grosse at La Fabrique Studio in the South of France and due for release early in 2021. The first single ‘Unspoken’ was released in April 2020 with the song continuing to receive global media praise, accolades and has definitely broken the silence!   In July, The Lockdown Sessions EP was released with four stripped back semi-acoustic tracks, ‘Unspoken’, ‘Fortunate Son’ with Deen on lead vocals, ‘Righteous Days’ and an amazing version of the Humble Pie classic, ’30 Days In The Hole’ with Glenn and Doug. The Daisies will kick off 2021 with a series of shows throughout Europe on the “Get Out Of The House Tour” followed by dates yet to be announced in the UK, Japan, US and Australia. June/July will see the band playing with Foreigner, Judas Priest and at numerous summer Festivals.  The Dead Daisies are pushing forward, giving energy and taking chances to ensure that every person who experiences them has no doubt that Rock is Indeed Alive & Well and here to stay.  

New Line-Up:
Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) – bass, vocals
Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio) – guitars
Deen Castronovo (Bad English, Journey)  – drums
David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink) – guitars

Tour 2021:
03.02. DE-Essen – Turock
04.02. DE-Berlin – Columbia Theater
06.02. DE-Munich – Backstage Werk
07.02. DE-Hannover – Capitol
09.02. DE-Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
10.02. DE-Nürnberg – Hirsch
11.02. CZ-Prague – Lucerna Music Bar
13.02. SK-Bratislava – MMC
16.02. HU-Budapest – Barba Negra
18.02. AT-Vienna – SiMM City
19.02. IT-Milan – Live Club
21.02. FR-Lyon – CCO
23.02. ES-Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2
24.02. ES-Madrid – BUT
25.02. ES-Pamplona – Totem
28.02. FR-Strasbourg – La Laiterie
01.03. FR-Paris – Trabendo
03.03. CH-Zurich – Dynamo
05.03. BE-Vosselaar – Biebob
06.03. NL-Amsterdam – Melkweg
09.03. DK-Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
11.03. SE-Stockholm – Slakt Kyrkan
12.03. SE-Örebro – Frimis Salonger
14.03. NO-Oslo – Vulkan Arena