The long-awaited fifth full-length album from Norwegian Prog Rockers MAGIC PIE is on its way. Titled “Fragments of the 5th Element” it is set to hit the streets on Karisma Records on the 30th of August in CD, Gatefold LP and Digital formats.
“Fragments of the 5th Element” finds MAGIC PIE steering clear of the sterile perfection so often found amongst modern Prog bands in order to create an album with a slightly more unpolished sound, and a “rough around the edges” feel that gives it an added bite. From the genre-defying opener, to the epic 23 minute closer, MAGIC PIE clearly demonstrate just why they have become a household name amongst Prog Rock fans, and why this album has been worth the long wait.
Mixed & Mastered by Rich Mouser (SPOCKS BEARD, TRANSATLANTIC) at The Mouse House Studio in Los Angeles, drums for “Fragments of the 5th Element” were recorded at Lionheart Studio & Production, where Øyvind Voldmo Larsen also worked his magic as engineer. All other recordings were made at Kim Stenberg’s Studio Basement.
With artwork and design by Kim Stenberg, based on original paintings by Eva Stenberg, tracklisting on “Fragments of the 5th Element” is as follows:
1 – The Man Who Had It All 2 – P & C 3 – Table For Two 4 – Touched By An Angel 5 – The Hedonist
More information about MAGIC PIE, whose lineup is comprised of Kim Stenberg on Guitars and Vocals, Lars Petter Holstad on Bass and Vocals, Eirikur Hauksson on Lead Vocals, Jan Torkild Johannessen on Drums, Eirik Hanssen on Vocals and Erling Henanger on Keyboards and Vocals, can be found at http://www.magicpie.net/ or on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MagicPieOfficial/
Prolific psychedelic rock musician Marco Ragni returns with his first single; featuring Bjørn Riis on Lead Guitar, the founder of the band Airbag. The forthcoming album “Oceans of Thought” will be released June 21st. Pre-orders will be available soon.
According to Marco, I wrote the song thinking about Colin Tench and when I recorded the piano parts and wrote the lyrics, I thought I’d ask Bjørn Riis if he wanted to play the lead guitar. I’ve been a fan of Airbags and his guitar playing for many years. He didn’t know my music but when I let him hear some songs, he told me “great stuff!” So I sent him the track and we started talking about it. Then he sent me the guitar parts and when I listened to the mixed song, I got a giant smile and then a tear … One of my dreams was coming true!”
Free Launch Show on June 6th at Old Queens Head, 44 Essex Rd, London N1 8LN
London – Blurred Vision are pleased to announce the digital release of their new single, “Magdalena.” It will be available on all major streaming and download platforms on 10th May and will be accompanied by a lyric video on Youtube.
An official music video will be released on 3rd June to be accompanied by a free show to take place at the Old Queens Head in Angel on Thursday 6th June.
An effervescent, foot-stomping, club rock anthem of a track, “Magdalena” comprises the first offering from the band’s forthcoming second album.
Inspired by the call of the collared dove, “Magdalena” is about an eponymous superheroine who breaks the chains of inhibition and mediocrity to free her subjects from the shackles of their mundane world.
Band founder/songwriter Sepp Osley said, “For anyone, if lucky, there is that individual, that free spirit, who comes into your life and completely liberates you from the things that hold you back. Conceptually it really appealed to me as a super power figure. Musically it all started with the call of the collard dove – one of those fortuitous moments where nature gives you that wild ear worm you really want to sing.”
Blurred Vision has been working directly with graduate students from London’s MET Film School to create concepts for both the lyric and the official music videos. Students have submitted original material covering all aspects of animation, editing and post production with a view to bringing a young, fresh approach to the interpretation of the song.
This is not the first time that Blurred Vision have been involved with creative video concepts. Their first video to accompany a re-titled remake of Roger Waters’ “Another Brick In The Wall” was directed by award-winning director Babak Payami. The song went viral and the video was cited as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Pop Music Videos of All time by Televisor Germany/MTV Europe.
Blurred Vision’s “Dear John” video, in celebration of John Lennon, brought together artists and fans from across the world while the stark “Democracy (Beckett cut)” employed a strong monochromatic, confrontational approach which was both moving and compelling.
With the recent announcement of a new live lineup, Blurred Vision are on the verge of releasing their second album. Like their first, it is again produced by Terry Brown.
The new lineup sees the addition of some of London’s hottest young musicians. Joining Sepp Osley are Bentley Levy on bass, Jake Bradford Sharp on drums and Jake Libretto on guitars.
Blurred Vision’s “Magdalena” is available for purchase and streaming from the band’s official website.
THIS TIME AROUND is a triumphant song about someone having no choice but to confront a situation instead of letting it go. In going against the odds, the lyrics show why someone fights for what means the most to that person. The track came out great with the Rhythm section of Carmine rocking the drums, Kelly on rhythm guitar, and Tony Franklin playing fretless bass.
THIS TIME AROUND appears on Carmine’s “Guitar Zeus” album, which is “A guitar enthusiast’s dream come true!” It’s the only and most comprehensive guitar legend compilation album ever recorded, and includes: Brian May, Slash, Neil Schon, Bruce Kulick, Paul Gilbert, Dweezil Zappa, Leslie West, Steve Morse, Ty Tabor (Kings X), Richie Sambora… There are five brand new songs with Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Pat Travers, John Norum, and top Japanese guitarists RaiZi and Char.
“Guitar Zeus” is now available on vinyl!
Other projects in Carmine’s world: recording new albums— DRUM WARS with brother Vinny Appice, and Cactus, who are planning shows everywhere. Carmine praises Clutch’s cover of Cactus’ “Evil (Is Going On).”
One thing he is not doing, is playing with Vinnie Vincent this June. Nor did he play with him in February. Carmine states: “To set the record straight, Vinnie canceled the shows.”
Pre-orders are now available HERE: http://radi.al/LiveOnDeathRoad Recorded at the Frontiers Rock Festival 2018, this performance was captured when JORN headlined the second night of the festival. Lande performed with a great band featuring long time members Tore More on guitar, Sid Ringsby on bass, producer/keyboardist Alessandro Del Vecchio, and not one, but two drummers: Beata Polak and Francesco Jovino (Primal Fear).
The tracklisting is certainly special and includes some timeless songs spanning the entire 20-year career of JORN. From “Sunset Station”, included on the “real” international debut “Worldchanger”, to absolute classics such as “Out to Every Nation,” “Stormcrow,” and “Lonely Are the Brave”. Some surprises are there too, such as “Walking on Water” from the Dracula Rock Opera and of course unmissable cover versions of “The Mob Rules” (Black Sabbath) and “Ride Like the Wind” (Christopher Cross).
All in all, this is another unmissable celebration of the talents of the Norwegian vocal god and a powerful testimony to a unique artist who offers an unbelievable live show here.
Available on 2CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, and Digital (audio only).
CD1 MY ROAD BRING HEAVY ROCK TO THE LAND LIFE ON DEATH ROAD BLACKSONG WORLD GONE MAD STORMCROW SUNSET STATION RIDE LIKE THE WIND OUT TO EVERY NATION
CD2 SHOT IN THE DARK WALKING ON WATER TRAVELLER ROCK AND ROLL ANGEL THE MOB RULES RAINBOW IN THE DARK LONELY ARE THE BRAVE
DVD/BLU-RAY: MY ROAD BRING HEAVY ROCK TO THE LAND LIFE ON DEATH ROAD BLACKSONG WORLD GONE MAD STORMCROW SUNSET STATION RIDE LIKE THE WIND OUT TO EVERY NATION WALKING ON WATER TRAVELLER ROCK AND ROLL ANGEL MAN OF THE 80’S THE MOB RULES RAINBOW IN THE DARK LONELY ARE THE BRAVE