Prog-Fusion Legends BangTower Releases New Digital EP “Hey, Where’d Everybody Go?”

Featuring Neil Citron, Robby “Pag” Pagliari and Frankie Banali
 
Los Angeles – Declassified Records is proud to announce the release of a special 7 track digital EP from progressive fusion legends BangTower entitled “Hey, Where’d Everybody Go?”. Available on September 12, 2017 at all major Digital music retailers including iTunes, CD-Baby, Bandcamp, Google Play, and Amazon. Tracks from the EP will also be available on most major streaming services in early September.
 
The surprise 7 track eponymous album follows closely on the heels of the internationally acclaimed December 2016 album “With N With Out”. In early 2017 Neil began writing and demoing new material for a potential future release. With the subsequent departure of Percy and Walter to focus on other musical endeavors, it became apparent that others involved with the last BangTower record would be needed again. Since they’d worked so well together on “With N With Out”, Neil invited Robby “Pag” Pagliari back the project to record these songs and co-write some new ones.
 
When a window of opportunity opened in Frankie Banali’s schedule it seemed only natural to ask him to appear as a guest again, since the tracks he recorded on the previous record were so outstanding. Not only was he graciously willing to contribute his excellent drumming skills, he also brought along some of the best of his vintage sets to the mix, adding even greater depth and personality to each track.
 
The album was recorded entirely in top Los Angeles studios, utilizing the best in vintage and boutique instruments and recording equipment. It was mixed and mastered by Neil Citron specifically for digital distribution.
 
BangTower “Hey, Where’d Everybody Go?” tracklist
1. She Don’t Care – (Citron)
2. Lazy Afternoon – (Citron)
3. Frankie’s Silver Hammer – (Citron)
4. Bring You Back – (Citron, Pagliari)
5. Groove Alone – (Citron, Pagliari)
6. Right Hand Drive – (Citron, Pagliari)
7. Ali’s Midnight Wish – (Citron)
 
Neil Citron – Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals,
Robert “Pag” Pagliari – Fretless Bass Guitar, Vocals
Frankie Banali – Acoustic Drums
 
Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Neil Citron.
Released 2017 Declassified Records / Executive Producer Jon Pomplin
© 2017 Declassified Music BMI / S.B.I. Music BMI
 
For more information on BangTower visit:
Official Website – www.BangTower.com
Declassified Records – www.declassifiedrecords.com 

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS – WAR IS OVER

Von Hertzen Brothers return with their most compelling album to date, mixing soaring
rich vocal harmonies and modern progressive guitar-driven rock to brilliant effect.
 
New album out on November 3 on CD, vinyl, download, and streaming
The same label that brought you Flying Colors, The Jelly Jam and Ayreon, is now home to Von Hertzen Brothers. One of Finland’s most influential and important rock acts to emerge in recent times will release their new album War Is Over on Music Theories Recordings.
 
Three of their previous albums all charted at #1 in Finland. With this album, the three brothers are building on their longstanding domestic success and are branching out internationally. The band has similarly built a great reputation as an exceptional live act opening for the likes of Foo Fighters, Neil Young and 30 Seconds to Mars, while also touring Europe and the UK with the likes of Opeth, as well as playing key slots at some of Europe’s biggest and most prestigious festivals.
 
You can pre-order War Is Over from the MLG Store*. A limited edition on white vinyl will be available from Levykauppa X in Finland.
Order now and get a download of the track ‘Jerusalem’ FOR FREE immediately.The album is available in all formats, including a limited edition of white vinyl (2LP) (for Finland only) and will be delivered to your doorstep (worldwide) on the day of the release, 3rd of November, 2017.

All pre-ordered albums will be signed by the band.
https://www.recordshopx.com/artist/von_hertzen_brothers/war_is_over/

Help Fund The New Aaron Clift Experiment Album, “If All Goes Wrong”

Help Fund Our New Album, “If All Goes Wrong”

Hey, ACE fans. We’ve got big news today! This November, we’re going to be heading to the studio to record our third album, “If All Goes Wrong.” This album is going to feature some of our most diverse and complex music to date, and we can’t wait for you to hear our new songs.

From September 15 – October 27, we’ll be running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for the recording costs. In the coming weeks, we’ll have more coverage of the campaign for you, including interviews with the band and profiles of the musicians who will be joining the core band to record the album.

Please visit www.aaronclift.com/indiegogo or click the picture below to contribute now!

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Kansas Announces Live Album Leftoverture Live & Beyond for Release in November

KANSAS, America’s legendary progressive rock band, will release their new live album “Leftoverture Live & Beyond” on November 3, 2017. This is the first live album since 2009 for the band that has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and is famous for classic hits such as ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust in the Wind,’ to progressive epics like ‘Miracles Out of Nowhere.’

Fans can pre-order starting August 23, by visiting www.kansasband.com

“Leftoverture Live & Beyond,” produced by Jeff Glixman, features nineteen songs selected from twelve shows recorded during KANSAS’s Spring 2017 Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour. The set list includes classic hits, deep cuts, new songs from 2016’s studio album “The Prelude Implicit,” and culminates with the band’s sextuple-platinum breakthrough album, “Leftoverture,” performed in its entirety.

Coinciding with the 40th Anniversary of “Leftoverture,” and the release of “The Prelude Implicit,” KANSAS embarked on their biggest headlining tour in decades. The overwhelming success of that tour led the band, along with Inside Out Music, to release selected songs from the tour as a live album.

“When we saw how much our fans enjoyed the Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour shows, we knew we had to record a live album,” said KANSAS drummer, Phil Ehart. “When it came to finding someone to produce it, we thought the best possible person would be the guy that produced ‘Leftoverture’ forty years ago. So, we called Jeff Glixman!”

“I’m really excited with how this live album sounds,” adds producer, Jeff Glixman. “This band is on fire. Producing this live album was truly an undertaking, but I am confident that KANSAS fans will enjoy the end result.”

“Leftoverture Live & Beyond,” will be released on November 3, 2017, on Inside Out Music and is distributed by The Orchard. The album will be available as a double CD digipak, four 180 Gram Vinyl boxed set, and digitally on iTunes and Google Play.

Leftoverture Live & Beyond Track Listing:
1.) Icarus II
2.) Icarus
3.) Point of Know Return
4.) Paradox
5.) Journey from Mariabronn
6.) Lamplight Symphony
7.) Dust in the Wind
8.) Rhythm in the Spirit
9.) The Voyage of Eight Eighteen
10.) Section 60
11.) Carry On Wayward Son
12.) The Wall
13.) What’s on My Mind
14.) Miracles out of Nowhere
15.) Opus Insert
16.) Questions of My Childhood
17.) Cheyenne Anthem
18.) Magnum Opus
19.) Portrait (He Knew)

KANSAS will resume the Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour this fall. More information on the tour, including specific Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour dates, can be found at www.kansasband.com

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Release HYSTERIA Single & Music Video From Upcoming Album

Electric Violinist & Singer Joe Deninzon Amplifies Muse’s Passionate Song

HYSTERIA is a Wagnerian/Queen-esque cover of Muse’s 2003 hit. The song is going to be on the upcoming Stratospheerius album, GUILTY OF INNOCENCE, out September 29 on Melodic Revolution Records, the leading North American progressive rock record label.

The Video was Directed by musician Dave Milone (of Radio 4), the video for HYSTERIA features a dramatic performance of the band punctuated with explosions. Deninzon says the explosions represent “Someone who has had enough! Feeling hopeless frustration with the current state of the world, breaking out of a bad relationship, or someone held back from their dreams and ambitions, a prisoner in their mind or in a literal sense…or both!”

Joe is a huge Muse and Queen fan, and pays tribute to both bands in their version of this song, “The original was so perfect that we wanted to reimagine the song entirely!” The single features singer Melanie Mitrano, the first time Stratospheerius has ever had an operatic soprano guesting on any of their recordings.

Fusing influences by artists as diverse as Tool, Tom Morello, Jean-Luc Ponty, and Jack Bruce, Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius are contenders for being the biggest deal in prog that you’ve never heard! Writes Cleveland.com’s Peter Chakerian, “He may not be a ‘household name’ (yet) but he’s kind of a big deal.” Adds Progressive Rock Central’s Angel Romero, the group “combines solid songwriting and tradition with extraordinary electric violin work and the sounds of the future.”

Special guests on GUILTY OF INNOCENCE include guitarist Alex Skolnick (Testament, TSO), keyboardist Rave Tesar (Renaissance), and vocalist/guitarist Randy McStine (The Fringe, Stu Hamm).

For updates on digital store links such as iTunes, Amazon, visit both the Melodic Revolution Records and Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius’ Facebook and YouTube pages.

The Single is Available at; | Amazon USA | Amazon UK | Amazon Japan | CD Baby |

Listen on Spotify http://spoti.fi/2v3J6re

Melodic Revolution Records “Music Is Our Voice.”


Label and Media:

Melodic Revolution Records
Nick Katona: nick@melodicrevolution.com

Europe to release new studio album “Walk The Earth” on the 20th October 2017

Europe is very pleased to announce the release of their new studio album “Walk The Earth” on the 20th October 2017 via our own Hell & Back label through Silver Lining Music.

The album cover features original artwork by famed Los Angeles artist Mike Sportes of Filth Mart

Joey: “We were in the studio a few days into recording and Dave (Cobb, Producer) comes in wearing this very cool T-Shirt with one of Mike’s designs on it. Immediately we knew we had to check Mike’s other work and have him come up with an exclusive design for us based on the vibe of the album. We are very proud to have his amazing artwork as the Walk The Earth album cover!’

The track listing for the album will be:

1. Walk The Earth
2. The Siege
3. Kingdom United
4. Pictures
5. Election Day
6. Wolves
7. GTO
8. Haze
9. Whenever You’re Ready
10. Turn To Dust

The album was recorded at famed Abbey Road Studios in London with Grammy winning producer Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Shooter Jennings, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton) who as most of you know, also produced War Of Kings.

Europe Is
Mic Michaeli – Keys
John Levén – Bass
Joey Tempest – Vocals
John Norum – Guitars
Ian Haugland – Drums

We are back on the road in the UK with Deep Purple later this year and this will, of course, be the first time you will hear tracks from ‘Walk The Earth’ Live.
UK Dates are below

Fri 17th Nov 2017 Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham UK
Sat 18th Nov Manchester Arena, Manchester UK
Mon 20th Nov Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff UK
Wed 22nd Nov The SSE Hydro, Glasgow UK
Thurs 23rd Nov The o2 Arena, London UK

For tickets see http://europetheband.com

European Tour Dates for November and December to be announced imminently together with more posts with information and cool insights leading up the album’s release – so keep watching this space!

October 20th everyone….pre-order links for the album coming soon!!

// Europe

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