Drifting Sun make ‘Twilight’ available for pre-order!

Driftiting Sun is pleased to announce that their forthcoming new album ‘Twilight’ is now available as a pre-order on their official website and bandcamp.

Drifting Sun would also like to take this opportunity to welcome Mathieu Spaeter as our new guitarist. “Mathieu is a fantastic addition to the band, and has come up with superb guitars for this album which add magic to our tracks… welcome to Drifting Sun Mathieu!”

“We are really excited to bring this new record out – our most accomplished work so far – and we hope that you will all have as much pleasure discovering the album, as we have had making it!”

To celebrate the release of the “Twilight” Drifting Sun is offering a free download of the track Soldiers from their bandcamp site:

THE BAND

PETER FALCONER – VOCALS

Peter Falconer is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Hartlepool in the North East of England. Originally a classically trained pianist, he has been playing music for as long as he can remember, and counts Todd Rundgren, Prince and Frank Zappa amongst his biggest influences.  He drinks an absurd amount of tea and speaks bad German.

MATHIEU SPAETER – GUITARS

PAT SANDERS – KEYBOARDS

Pat Sanders has collaborated on a large number of studio and live projects with many talented musicians throughout his career as a performer and song writer. He was part of numerous Rock acts back in France, and one of his most notable contributions is on Progressive Rock band Emeraude’s second record Voyageur. In the mid 90’s, Pat was also one of the founding members of a Jethro Tull tribute band named The Passion Players, a band which he followed on tour in Canada for a year. During his Canadian stint, Pat took time to play keyboards on the debut album of Esoteric Prog outfit Salem. With Drifting Sun, Pat has had the opportunity to work with John Lingwood (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band) and John Keeble (Spandau Ballet). He lives in leafy South Buckinghamshire and drives a death trap.

MANU MICHAEL – BASS

Manu hails from the French Riviera. In the early 90’s he moved to the UK, and enjoyed a long stint in the country, during which time he joined Yorkshire-based Hard Rock outfit Mother Mary. Together, they toured extensively throughout the UK and abroad, and released an album entitled ‘Truth’. Manu has since settled back in the South of France and now divides his time between working as a session bass player and getting his own solo project off the ground. His influences range from Billy Sheehan to Gene Simmons to Steve Harris. He is a perfectionist and prides himself on having recorded all his bass lines in one take (except for the ones that took several attempts).

WILL JONES – DRUMS

Will began collaborating with artists from around the world in 2001. After graduating from music college in 2003 he spent a year with a band in Germany, then formed pop/punk outfit This Is My Honesty in 2006, cutting his teeth as a live performer. Will moved on to join London-based BBC Switch indie favourites Kids Love Lies in 2010, before entering the session world the following year. Will once got lost on the way to the stage at Sheffield City Hall.

Website: http://www.driftingsun.co.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/driftingsunontheweb/
Bandcamp: https://driftingsun.bandcamp.com

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The NEW DOUBLE CD from MARCO MINNEMANN

Marco Minnemann is considered one of the top and most innovative drummers, composers and multi-instrumentalists in music today. He’s recorded and performed with numerous artists including Joe Satriani, Steven Wilson and his own band, the Aristocrats. Marco’s also part of the successful trio, Levin Minnemann Rudess. BORREGO features legendary guitarists, ALEX LIFESON of RUSH (on 3 songs) and JOE SATRIANI (on 4 songs).

Now available for pre-order – Marco’s newest solo album: the epic, concept double CD, “Borrego”. The album features ALEX LIFESON of RUSH (on 3 songs) & JOE SATRIANI (on 4 songs.) The record contains 24 tracks (+ 4 bonus cuts exclusive to the CD.) The album is inspired by the beautiful and mysterious desert town in Southern California, Borrego Springs. (First 1,000 CDs autographed by Marco)

BORREGO is an epic, double CD and concept record that contains 24 tracks (+ 4 bonus cuts exclusive to the CD) and a 24 page booklet. One of the bonus tracks also includes TONY LEVIN on bass. The album is inspired by the beautiful and mysterious desert town in Southern California, Borrego Springs.

 

DOUBLE CD TRACK LIST:

DISC 1:
1. Sandstorm
2. The Healer – Featuring Joe Satriani
3. Thunderstorm
4. Sculptures
5. A Random Place
6. North Bound – Featuring Joe Satriani 7. Palms Inn Blues
8. Cutting It Short
9. Mirage
10. Gold Digger
11. On That Note – Featuring Alex Lifeson 12. Everyday Springtime 2017
13. South End – Featuring Alex Lifeson 14. One Margarita (and the Milky Way)

DISC 2:
1. Horsepower – Featuring Joe Satriani 2. What Brought You Here?
3. 3 Ghosts in a Saloon
4. Homicide
5. Lady in White
6. Vallecito
7. Hometown – Featuring Joe Satriani 8. Roadrunner
9. What Can I Hide?
10. Broken Part

Exclusive Bonus Tracks for CD
11. Walls
12. Why Should I Care?
13. And Over Again
14. OTN (REMIX) – Featuring Alex Lifeson and Tony Levin

PRE-ORDER available now:  Double CD & Merchandise:

Lazy Bones Recordings Website & PledgeMusic

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Forever Twelve Signs With Melodic Revolution Records For Upcoming Release

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 Chainwhich 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/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/forevertwelve/
MRR Artist Profile: http://mrrmusic.com/forever-twelve/

Media Contact
John Baker
forever12mail@gmail.com
918-681-0294

Label
Melodic Revolution Records
Nick Katona
nick@melodicrevolution.com

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Following the April release of “Grimspound”, Big Big Train are releasing a companion album, “The Second Brightest Star”, on Friday June 23rd.

The album features 40 minutes of new songs and instrumentals. Alongside the new tracks, there is a bonus selection of 30 minutes of music where songs from the “Folklore” and “Grimspound” albums are presented in extended format.

You can hear the title track of “The Second Brightest Star” now on SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/bi…/the-second-brightest-star/s-q7qZY

The Second Brightest Star is available to order now for delivery commencing on 23rd June from our official stores:

Burning Shed
https://burningshed.com/store/bigbigtrain

for CD and limited edition double gatefold 180g seafoam green vinyl. (All vinyl copies will include a code for a complimentary hi-res download.) Please note, the vinyl edition is selling very quickly and we recommend ordering soon if you would like a vinyl copy.

The Merch Desk
http://themerchdesk.com/merchdesk/index.php…

for CD and official merchandise
Bandcamp
https://bigbigtrain.bandcamp.com/…/the-second-brightest-star
for hi-res download

The album will be released on Spotify and other download and streaming services in July.

Best wishes,
Andy, Danny, Dave, David, Greg, Nick, Rachel & Rikard

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French Music Legends Magma Release Remastered “Wurdah Ïtah” Featuring Unreleased Material!

Paris, France – French music legends Magma have released a new remastered version of their critically acclaimed 1974 album“Wurdah Ïtah” on CD! The release includes for the first time, “Wurdah Ïtah Prima Materia,” the Original Demo used for the soundtrack to the film “Tristan & Iseult.”

“Winter 1971. Between two series of concerts, we are pacing in circles like caged animals. Georgio Gomelsky senses the tension in the air and decides to book the little Chappell studio for us for a few days in order to release our pent-up energy. On 3 January 1972, Klaus Blasquiz, Jean-Pierre Lembert, René ‘Stundëhr’ Garber and I enter the studio. Despite the many imperfections of this recording, it remains an essential document to understand the origin of ‘Wurdah Ïtah’ and to feel our frenzy at the time.” – Christian Vander 1974

“Wurdah Ïtah” was recorded in April 1974, just one month before the sessions which produced “Kohntarkosz.” It forms the second movement of “Theusz Hamtaahk,” an epic work in three movements of which “Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh,” recorded a year earlier by Magma, forms the final part. Performed by the core players in Magma at that time – Christian Vander (piano, drums, vocals), Jannick Top (bass), Klaus Blasquiz (vocals, percussion) and Stella Vander (vocals) – “Wurdah Ïtah” is music stripped down to its bare essence. Although a total contrast to the splendour and orchestral power of “M.D.K.,” it nevertheless has just as great rhythmic power and surprising vocal lyricism, unquestionably marked by the claws of Magma!

Recorded and mixed April 4th, 5th& 8th 1974 at Studio de Milan (Paris) by Jean-Pierre Bameulle

Featuring 25 minutes of previously unreleased material! plus New booklet, Lyrics included!

To purchase: http://www.seventhrecords.com/en/magma-19/wurdah-itah-remastered-25-mn-unpreviously-1263.html
Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

 

 

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Wetton/Downes’ iCon Announces the Mainstream Release of “Urban Psalm” on 2CD/1DVD – OUT NOW!

For Immediate Release

London, UK – The collaboration of the ASIA co-founders, John Wetton and Geoff Downes’ iCon, has led to the formation of Epicon Records (via Cherry Red) and its first release of “Urban Psalm” as a 2CD/1DVD set. The release was planned before John Wetton’s death in January 2017 and is fully approved by Geoff Downes and the Wetton Estate.

The concert was filmed at the iconic St Mary-le-Bow church in London and features a unique set including iCon songs, heritage tracks and the greatest hits of ASIA. This release of “Urban Psalm” is the first in a series of definitive re-releases of the iCon catalogue.

The “Urban Psalm” recording also features Dave Kilminster (Roger Waters, Keith Emerson) on guitars, Pete Riley (whom John called “the best drummer in the world” and played with Keith Emerson alongside Dave), Panic Room’s Anne-Marie Helder on vocals and ELO’s Hugh McDowell played cello.

Of the release Geoff Downes said: “ ‘Urban Psalm’ emerged out of a very special one-time concert featuring the music of John and I. Set in an historic church in London, the concert was recorded and filmed. Concert goers received a DVD as part of their attendance. Few people had the opportunity to see this live and until now has had very limited fan-based distribution.”

The setting was historic and intimate and the film has not been shared widely until now, although fans came from around the world to participate. You’re in for a rare treat!

Available to order now:
Amazon 2CD/1DVD set: http://geni.us/icon6
iTunes: http://geni.us/cG4tsgs

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