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
Los Angeles, CA – Legendary rock band Angel are releasing their new album Risen on October 4th on Cleopatra Records. The album will have 17 solid tracks featuring 15 brand new songs written by original members Punky Meadows and Frank Dimino along with current member Danny Farrow and a remake of the classic track “Tower.” They describe the songs as very diverse ranging from Heavy to very Melodic with real strong hooks featuring many elements of the classic Angel sound. This album will appeal to all Angel fans of every era and previous albums.
“I am very proud of this album and Angel fans will LOVE it! It really kicks ass and is very diverse with songs that will satisfy every Angel fan and take you on a musical journey! The band played their asses off! Play it from top to bottom, you will not want to miss a beat.” – PUNKY MEADOWS
“This is an album that will take you on a journey to many different roads, all exciting. Enjoy it and play it loud!!!” – FRANK DIMINO
Along with Original members Punky Meadows, and Frank Dimino are Danny Farrow, Charlie Calv, Steve Ojane, and Billy Orrico.
Angel has released the first single from the album titled “Under The Gun” and it is getting an amazing reaction. Check it out here:https://youtu.be/hbWABtlIShU
Angel will be doing two record release dates on October 3rd at VAMP’d in Las Vegas and October 4th at The Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. Where they will be performing a full set.
TRACK LIST: 1. Angel Theme 2. Under the Gun 3. Shot of Your Love 4. Slow Down 5. Over My Head 6. 1975 7. We Were the Wild 8. I.O.U 9. (Punky’s Couch Blues) Locked Cocked Ready to Rock 10. Turn Around 11. Desire 12. Our Revolution 13. Tell Me Why 14. Don’t Want You to Go 15. Stand Up 16. My Sanctuary 17. Tower – Bonus Track
We are thrilled to announce that Marco returns with his second solo album on the heals of his very well received album “Oceans of Thought” released just a few months ago (June 2019)
“Looking Through a Kaleidoscope” was originally recorded in late 1996 / early 1997 and then remastered and re-arranged with some small overdubs in 2019 featuring 11 songs with one of them being a bonus track recorded in 2015.
Check out the first single “Janis Through the Fields”
Marco says “Looking Through a Kaleidoscope” is a Psychedelic Pop Rock album with a few touches ethnic and funk, here and there!
1. Janis Through the Fields 2. Planet Madness (video edit) 3. Calcutta’s Thoughts 4. The Magic Mixture 5. I Can Always Leave You Back 6. Garden of Mythrop 7. She’s Daydreaming 8. Orange and Purple 9. Looking Through a Kaleidoscope 10. Kaleido 11. Milioni di Colori
Marco Ragni : Vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards, bozouky, bass, drum programming. Paolo Ambroso : Lead guitar on 4-7 Jacopo Ghirardini : Drums on 2-4-7-10 Giulio Rendini: Violin on 6 Avid Mirash : Sitar on 3 Dave Newhouse : Flute on 9 Massimiliano Ferrari : Backing vocals on 1 Cristina Ghirardello : Backing vocals on 1
Remastered and rearranged by Marco Ragni in August 2019 at Sunflower Studios – Italy
Soft Machine, arguably the greatest bunch of people in circulation, featuring legendary musicians John Etheridge, Theo Travis, Roy Babbington, John Marshall, is touring this Fall, mostly in the UK and there are two shows in The Netherlands.
Next year, there will many shows around Europe, and hopefully in South America as well.
FALL 2019 TOUR DATES SEP 13 – LOWESTOFT, ENGLAND (Lowestoft Jazz Festival, The Seagull Theater) OCT 10 – YORK, ENGLAND (The Crescent) OCT 11 – KINROSS, SCOTLAND (Backstage at the Green Hotel) OCT 13 – AMBLESIDE, ENGLAND (Zefferellis) OCT 16 – WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND (Robin 2) OCT 17 – MANCHESTER, ENGLAND (Band On The Wall) OCT 22 – MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND (Wavendon Stables) OCT 24 – NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND ( Bonington Theater) OCT 26 – LONDON, ENGLAND (HRH Prog 8 Festival, Empire Shepherds Bush) OCT 27 – SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND (HRH Prog 8 Festival, Academy) OCT 30 – CARDIFF, WALES (Earl Haig Club) OCT 31 – NEWCASTLE UNDER LYME, ENGLAND (New Victoria Theater) NOV 10 – GLASGOW, SCOTLAND (Mono) NOV 11 – NEWCASTLE ON TYNE, ENGLAND (The Cluny) NOV 14 – CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND (Storey’s Field Center) NOV 21 – BRIGHTON, ENGLAND (Komedia) NOV 29 – TILBURG, THE NETHERLANDS (Paradox) NOV 30 – ZOETERMEER, THE NETHERLANDS (De Boerderij) Thank You for Your supportLeonardo / MoonJune / Soft Machine
And we have plans to make a new album, sometimes in the late Summer of 2020, to be released in early 2021. And then, besides many more gigs across Europe and the UK, the band will go back to Japan and Asia in 2021 and as well, to the USA and Canada.
Flying Colors soar to even loftier heights with Third Degree, their third studio album in a decade. From the skittery psychedelic/classical turnaround of the lead single “More” to the Beach Boys-meet-Asia vibe of “Love Letter” to the deep emotionality of the album-ending, prog-leaning epic “Crawl,” the nine tracks that comprise Third Degree signify just how much Flying Colors are willing to explore new frontiers. With Third Degree, Flying Colors continue to fire on all cylinders – and, in the process, they also handily prove the third time’s an unquestionable sonic charm.
THIRD DEGREE PRE-ORDERS Pre-orders for Third Degree have begun! Flying Colors will release their third studio album on October 4th.
Pre-order Third Degree in four formats:– CD Digipak- Limited edition 2LP 180 gram blue vinyl in a gatefold sleeve (w/ download card)- 2LP 180 gram black vinyl in a gatefold sleeve (w/ download card)- Limited edition box set featuring CD, 40 page photobook, two coasters, and a bonus disc with six tracks.
For more info and to pre-order Third Degree, click HERE!
EXCLUSIVE PRE-ORDER OFFER ONLY FROM RADIANT:The first 100 orders of any version will receive a small graphic signed by ALL BAND MEMBERS! VIP PASSES
Catch one of these rare shows with this legendary band! Playing in select cities in the United States and abroad.
Click HERE for the official tour dates listing! Get up close and personal with these legendary artists at an exclusive pre-show VIP session! The 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)