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)
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/
PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS is the brand new group featuring the talents of current & former Spock’s Beard members Ted Leonard (lead vocals & guitar), Jimmy Keegan (drums & vocals) and Dave Meros (bass) as well as long-time contributing songwriter-keyboardist John Boegehold who also produced the album.
The band’s eponymously titled debut album was released via InsideOutMusic in July 2019 and now releases a lyric video for the album’s closing epic ‘Stars Along the Way’. The clip, created by Stan Ausmus at JuzMaintain Productions, can be viewed here:
John Boegehold comments: “Dave and I wrote this a while back from the viewpoint of a guy feeling sorry for his lot in life. I love the bass tone he came up with and Ted’s guitar tone is classic 70s. Is voodoo-swamp prog a genre?”
John Boegehold has the following to say about this track: “So, let me get this straight. You’re saying that a song that’s more than ten minutes long with inscrutable lyrics, multiple key, time and tempo changes, mellotron and fretless bass with several guitar and synth solos doesn’t stand a chance of toppling Taylor Swift and BTS from the top of worldwide pop charts? Not sure I like your negative attitude, mister.”
Today, Norwegian Rock outfit LEPROUS are launching the first single, “Below”, off their sixth and most ambitious studio album ‘Pitfalls’, which is to be released on October 25th, 2019 worldwide via InsideOutMusic.
Check out “Below” in an intense video directed by Dariusz Szermanowicz / Grupa13 (Behemoth, Kreator, Amon Amarth) and filmed in Wroclaw, Poland
LEPROUS vocalist and keyboardist Einar Solberg checked in with the following comment about “Below”: “Below” was the first song written for the “Pitfalls” album and it was composed in a period of denial of what was to come. It was a very spontaneous song, made first with only piano and vocals. “Below” is a very emotional and melancholic track, and it means a lot to me personally – both musically and lyrically. Large cinematic string arrangements, electronic elements, very acoustic and organic parts – all combined. Very epic but at the same time very fragile!”
“Pitfalls” was once again recorded with David Castillo at Ghostward Studios (Opeth, Katatonia), but this time mixed by Adam Noble (Placebo, Biffy Clyro, Nothing But Thieves, Deaf Havana). The cover artwork is a painting from Indonesian artist Elicia Edijanto. The album’s regular track-listing reads as follows:
LEPROUS – “Pitfalls” Track-listing: 1. Below 2. I Lose Hope 3. Observe The Train 4. By My Throne 5. Alleviate 6. At The Bottom 7. Distant Bells 8. Foreigner 9. The Sky Is Red
“Pitfalls” will be available as limited Mediabook CD with two bonus tracks (“Golden Prayers” and the Massive Attack cover “Angel”), as Standard Jewelcase CD and as Gatefold 2LP on 180gr. vinyl with the album on CD as bonus (in Europe!) and an Etching on the D-Side. Next to the unlimited black vinyl version, “Pitfalls” will also be available in the following limited coloured editions:
Clear 2LP: 200x copies (IOM Webshop Europe) White 2LP: 400x copies (IOM Webshop & CM Distro Europe) Transparent Red 2LP: 200x copies (O-Merch Bandshop) Dark Green 2LP: 200x (Band on tour) Smoke 2LP: 200x copies (Laser’s Edge) Golden 2LP: 200x copies (CM US Onlineshop)
Here is a video trailer by LEPROUS speaking about their acclaimed previous album “Malina” in retrospect and in light of upcoming release: https://youtu.be/382lP86C_ZU
LEPROUS’ previous album “Malina” hit various sales charts upon release in August 2017: Germany: # 34, The Netherlands: # 68, Finland: # 23, Switzerland: # 39, Austria: # 42, Belgium (Flemish): # 52, Sweden Physical Album Chart: #29, Sweden Vinyl Charts: # 14, UK Rock Album Chart: # 19, USA Billboard Heatseekers: # 21 and USA Billboard Current Albums: # 190.
Upon release of the new album “Pitfalls”, LEPROUS will be heading out on a comprehensive European headlining tour together with The Ocean and labelmates Port Noir. Here are the next LEPROUS live-dates for 2019:
LEPROUS – Live 2019: 15 September Raismes (France) – Raismes Fest
LEPROUS with The Ocean & Port Noir: 01 November Esch (Luxembourg) – Rockhal 02 November Zwolle (The Netherlands) – Hedon 03 November Leiden (The Netherlands) – Gebr. De Nobel 04 November Berlin (Germany) – Kesselhaus 05 November Köln (Germany) – Kantine 06 November Frankfurt (Germany) – Batschkapp 07 November Antwerp (Belgium) – Zappa 08 November London (UK) – ULU 09 November Manchester (UK) – Academy 2 11 November Zurich (Switzerland) – Plaza 12 November Paris (France) – Cabaret Sauvage 13 November Lyon (France) – CCO 14 November Biarritz (France) – Atabal 15 November Madrid (Spain) – Shoko 16 November Barcelona (Spain) – Apolo 18 November Parma (Italy) – Campus Music Industry 19 November Munich (Germany) – Freiheiz 20 November Vienna (Austria) – Szene 21 November Prague (Czech Republic) – Palac Akropolis 22 November Dresden (Germany) – Beatpol 23 November Wroclaw (Poland) – Pralnia 24 November Hamburg (Germany) – Uebel & Gefahrlich 25 November Copenhagen (Denmark) – Lille Vega 26 November Gothenburg (Sweden) – Pustervik 27 November Stockholm (Sweden) – Fryshuset Klubben
LEPROUS: 28 November Oslo (Norway) – Vulkan Arena 29 November Stavanger (Norway) – Folken 30 November Hamar (Norway) – Festiviteten
LEPROUS with Amorphis, Soilwork & The Ocean: 05 December Turku (Finland) – Logomo 06 December Rauha (Finland) – Saimaa Areena 07 December Helsinki (Finland) – Ice Hall And many more dates to be announced soon…
LEPROUS line-up: Einar Solberg – vocals/synth Tor Oddmund Suhrke – guitar Robin Ognedal – guitar Simen Børven – bass Baard Kolstad – drums
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)