After four or five years of discussions about a possible collaboration with Frontiers, renowned German producer, guitarist, and songwriter Sascha Paeth agreed to join forces with the Italian label and launch his new band, Masters Of Ceremony.
Sascha says, “Finally, I am putting my energy into a metal project of my own. It is the sum of my experiences over the years and a bit of a revival of what I was doing in the past.”
The resulting album “Signs of Wings” is much more than a solo album. Sascha put together a great group of musicians including Felix Bohnke (Avantasia) on drums, André Neygenfind (Avantasia) on bass, Corvin Bahn on keyboards, and the awesome American singer Adrienne Cowan (Seven Spires). Offering a wide range of styles within the metal spectrum, from aggressive and straight foward metal songs, to more melodic and symphonic track, this record has a bit of everything and is certainly going to strike fans of Sascha’s as one of the most inventive, complete, and exciting releases in the metal genre in 2019.
As a 15 year old teenager, you might have found Paeth playing a more bluesy style, or Van Halen-meets-Accept style hard rock, but it wasn’t long before Paeth joined Heaven’s Gate, where the music was harder and heavier. This experience was where he learned to enjoy inspiration from adapting, from new styles, and from new collaborations. It was the start of a long journey through the music business, a journey that is far from over!
To label Sascha Paeth a multi-talented producer, engineer, musician, and songwriter might not quite cover his full set of skills and achievements. The Wolfsburg-born German multi-musician has produced countless bands including Avantasia, Kamelot, Rhapsody, Epica, and more. Having worked on, produced, and engineered over 200 albums since 1988, it’s fair to say he has a reputation for being at the forefront of shaping the European melodic power metal sound.
1. The Time Has Come 2. Die Just A Little 3. Radar 4. Where Would It Be 5. My Anarchy 6. Wide Awake 7. The Path 8. Sick 9. Weight Of The World 10.Bound In Vertigo 11.Signs Of Wings
Line-up: Sascha Paeth: guitar Adrienne Cowan: lead-vocals André Neygenfind: bass Felix Bohnke: drums Corvin Bahn: keyboards
Produced by Sascha Paeth
LABEL: Frontiers Music s.r.l. Release Date September 13, 2019
Mike Portnoy:“Love Letter shows the pop side of Flying Colors that we always try to incorporate. I love that all 3 of us share the lead vocals on this one: Casey on Verse 1, Neal on Verse 2, myself on the Bridge and all three of us on the Choruses…
The animated video really captures the old psychedelic technicolor pop 60’s & 70’s vibe of the song and is absolutely one my favorite videos I’ve ever been a part of!”
Neal Morse:“Love Letter was definitely a labor of love by all of us. I love the shared lead and background vocals and Steve’s guitar solo is great of course. It’s a really nice lighter side of the band especially when compared to some of the heavier things that are on the Third degree record. Very happy with this one! Kudos to Christian Rios for a great psychedelic lyric video!”
Flying Colors Third Degree will be released on October 4th and will be available as a CD Digipack, limited edition 2LP 180 gram blue vinyl in a gatefold sleeve (w/ download card), a 2LP 180 gram black vinyl in a gatefold sleeve (w/ download card), and a limited edition CD box set featuring CD, 40 page photobook, two coasters, and a bonus disc with six tracks.
TRACK LISTING: 1. The Loss Inside (5:51) 2. More (7:10) 3. Cadence (7:40) 4. Guardian (7:11) 5. Last Train Home (10:32) 6. Geronimo (5:20) 7. You Are Not Alone (6:21) 8. Love Letter (5:10) 9. Crawl (11:14)
Deluxe CD Bonus Disc: 1. Waiting For The Sun (Unreleased Bonus Studio Track) 2. Geronimo (Alternate Instrumental Arrangement & Mix) 3. You Are Not Alone (Alternate Instrumental Arrangement & Mix) 4. Love Letter (Alternate Acoustic Arrangement & Mix) 5. Last Train Home (Alternate Instrumental Arrangement & Mix) 6. Crawl (Alternate Instrumental Arrangement & Mix)
EXCLUSIVE PRE-ORDER OFFER ONLY FROM RADIANT: The first 100 orders of any version will receive a small graphic signed by ALL BAND MEMBERS!
Catch one of these rare shows with this legendary band! Playing in select cities in the United States and abroad. Get up close and personal with these legendary artists at an exclusive pre-show VIP session! VIP pass includes:– Meet and greet– Photo opp (please bring your own camera)– Small framable album art signed by the whole band– Early entrance to show (time and venue permitting)
JoeyTeams With Grammy-Winning Producer and Grammy-Winning Engineer
NEW YORK, NY – JOEY MOLLAND of the band BADFINGER is currently in the studio working on a brand new release. He’s enlisted Grammy-winning songwriter/producer Mark Hudson and Grammy-winning engineer Mario J. McNulty to work on the album with him and is excited to share this latest project with his fans.
“I’ve wanted to make this album for several years now. The songs are solid and quite catchy – many harken back to that power pop/rock sound I began my career with.” – Joey Molland
Fans can find many ways to be a part of this special project through Joey’s Kickstarter campaign which launched today.
Joey was a member of Badfinger’s classic line-up and the band was one of the original signings to the Beatles’ Apple Records label. They had their first hit single with a Paul McCartney penned song, “Come and Get It.” Badfinger followed this with their own hit compositions “No Matter What”, “Day After Day” (produced by George Harrison), and “Baby Blue.” During this time American singer Harry Nilsson placed Badfinger’s song “Without You” on top of the charts, and Mariah Carey did the same in 1994. Badfinger’s own version of “Without You” was featured in Season 2 of the hit television show This Is Us, which helped introduce the band’s music to brand new younger fans.
The timeless quality of Badfinger songs is evident, as the songs continue to be used in many other contemporary TV and film soundtracks. The song “No Matter What” was featured in the hit film Horrible Bosses 2, “Baby Blue” was featured in the Breaking Bad TV show finale, and “Day After Day” is currently featured in the movie Annabelle Comes Home.
Joey Molland played on John Lennon’s Imagine album, on George Harrison’s Grammy-winning album All Things Must Pass, and joined George Harrison for the Concert For Bangladesh.
Producer Mark Hudson has worked extensively with artists such as Ringo Starr, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Harry Nilsson, Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, Celine Dion and more.
Engineer Mario J. McNulty has worked with many well-known artists, including David Bowie, Prince and Julian Lennon.
Both are excited to be working with Joey on his brand new release.
Joey Molland in the studio with producer Mark Hudson and engineer Mario J. McNulty
Here’s what Joey has to say about the tracks:
“So far the rough tracks are sounding fantastic. The hooks, the harmonies and the musicianship… Expect to hear fresh catchy rock songs, with several songs reminiscent of Badfinger’s sound.”
Several very special guest musicians are contributing to this album.
Videos, photos & more! CHECK OUT JOEY MOLLAND’S KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN for his NEW ALBUMHERE.
In addition to recording this album, Joey continues to tour, carrying on the legacy of Badfinger. He is especially thrilled to be hitting the road this fall with mega-stars Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Micky Dolenz of The Monkees and Jason Scheff of Chicago for a very special anniversary show that pays tribute to the Beatles’ “White Album” which turned 50 last year. Dates are listed below.
Los Angeles, CA – Although most recognizable for his starring turns in the hit TV shows Knight Rider and Baywatch along with numerous feature film appearances (Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, Kung Fury, Click, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Dodgeball, and Marvel’s original Nick Fury: Agent Of Shield, among others) and roles on Broadway and the West End in productions of Jekyll & Hyde, Chicago and The Producers, megastar David Hasselhoff is ready to tackle a different role – the role of passionately earnest pop star singing for a new global consciousness in these difficult and troubled times. It’s a role not unfamiliar to Hasselhoff whose historic performance of the chart-topping single “Looking For Freedom” on the rubble of the newly fallen Berlin Wall in 1989 became a rallying cry not just to a reunited Germany but for all of the burgeoning democracies that were swept up in the winds of change.
For his new single, “Open Your Eyes,” Hasselhoff has resurrected a song from that same decade by dark rockers The Lords Of The New Church and brought it into the present where it sounds as fresh and vital as ever. “Open your eyes to the lies right in front of you” goes the chorus, echoing the growing discomfort felt everywhere by today’s media-saturated, politically marginalized population. Hasselhoff sings the refrain with legitimate fury and conviction against a backing track created by producer Adam Hamilton and renowned guitarist for the Stooges, and member of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, James Williamson. As Hasselhoff says, “I found a very relevant song that tells our story and am very proud to sing our story through this song. ‘Open Your Eyes’ is as relevant today as it was 30 years ago when it was written! Let’s make the world great again!”
To help bring the single to life, Hasselhoff has enlisted the video-making talents of Vicente & Fernando Cordero of Industrialism Films who, along with LA-based artist Dan Dowding of Media Pollution, have crafted a visual representation of the song. The video also leverages the power of social media by incorporating footage of Hoff fans from all over the globe who participated in the #EyesForHoff campaign. The final product is a video-rich in spectacle but also carries its message just as effectively as it entertains.
OPEN YOUR EYES TRACK LIST: 1. Open Your Eyes feat. James Williamson (The Stooges) 2. Head On feat. Elliot Easton (The Cars) 3. I Melt With You feat. Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) 4. Lips Like Sugar feat. A Flock of Seagulls 5. “Heroes” feat. Tyler Bates 6. Here I Go Again feat. Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns) 7. Jump In My Car feat. Todd Rundgren 8. Rhinestone Cowboy feat. Charlie Daniels 9. If You Could Read My Mind feat. Ava Cherry 10. Sugar, Sugar feat. Steve Cropper 11. Mit 66 Jahren feat. Patrick Moraz (Yes/The Moody Blues) 12. Sweet Caroline feat. Ministry 13. That’s Life
Tour Dates: 2 Oct – Swiss Life Hall – Hannover, Germany 3 Oct – Max-Schmeling-Halle – Berline, Germany 5 Oct – Haus Auensee – Leipzig, Germany 6 Oct – Olympiahalle München – Munich, Germany 8 Oct – Congress Room Dogana – Innsbruck, Austria 10 Oct – Wiener Stadthalle Halle D – Wien, Austria 12 Oct – Stadthalle Graz – Graz, Austria 14 Oct – Samsung Hall – Zürich, Switzerland 15 Oct – MHP Arena – Ludwigsburg, Germany 17 Oct – Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, Germany 18 Oct – König Pilsener Arena – Oberhausen, Germany 20 Oct – Barclaycard Arena – Hamburg, Germany For more tour info, visit: http://davidhasselhoffonline.com/
The self-titled debut from Philadelphia- duo Rise Twain is out now via InsideOutMusic. The union of Brett William Kull (producer, audio engineer, and member of Echolyn, Grey Eye Glances, and Francis Dunnery’s New Progressives) and J.D. Beck (The Scenic Route, Beck-Fields, author & playwright) bring their collective years of direct and varied experience in writing, performing and recording music together for their impressive debut.
“auspicious…and, awe-inspiring.” – Prog Magazine
“there’s no shortage of talent in this band” – Powerplay Magazine
“Rise Twain have delivered one of the most impressive debut albums I have heard in quite a long time.” – The Prog Report
“where the familiar seems original and the unique sounds like an old friend.” – Spirit of Progressive Rock
Talking of how the duo came together: “I produced an album for J.D.’s original band, The Scenic Route”, says Kull, describing his first meeting with Beck in 2007. “They were a rocky, progressive kind of band, like a Jeff Buckley kind of thing. I was immediately drawn to his vocals. He’s such a strong singer.” Kull says he and Beck immediately hit it off, what he describes as an “inevitable connection.”
Adds Beck, “I just knew I had to work with Brett on a higher level. When I came in to cut the vocals on the Scenic Route album, the way we worked together…some people you just gel with, and then some people you have a barrier with. Brett and I gelled.” They spoke of one day collaborating on their own project, which finally surfaces as Rise Twain.
Discussing the album’s musical direction, Beck notes, “There’s not a typical structural theme that we use over and over and over. ‘Organic’ is a word that comes to mind. Seeking openness through simplicity and allowing the complexity of music to exist without the necessity of overly packing it or overly processing it. With that we were able to achieve such a broad spectrum of sound, and a colossal sense of its existence, without having to have a billion guitars and a billion things put over top. There’s some colouring with strings and other embellishments, but it really is something very simple and stripped down, and it’s awesome.”
Kull adds, “There’s a lot of complexity in this, but it’s not overt in the least bit. But yet, when you get into it, there’s all this really rich harmonic and dynamic stuff going on.”
RISE TWAIN are: J.D. Beck: Piano, lead and backing vocals Brett William Kull: Guitars, bass, keys, percussion, lead and backing vocals