LONG DISTANCE CALLING are ready to return to the European Stages with the second part of their “Boundless” tour.
Right before the tour kicks off, a live video for “TRAUMA” is released today. Shot at Wacken O.A. 2018, the video let you experience the stunning live performance of the band and brings back the vibes of this year’s festival summer. The band comments:
“Thanks to you all for this fantastic festival summer 2018,
Pls find a short cut of this year’s WACKEN O.A – enjoy!
In case you like to get some encore – we’ll be back soon for you!
You can find information about the upcoming tour through Europe here – see you!”
Watch the video here:
After the release of “Boundless” in February and the massive success of the following tour, LONG DISTANCE CALLING continue the celebration of their sixth studio album by announcing the tourdates of the “Boundless” Tour Part 2.
The tour starts this week and features the German psychedelic doom rockers Motorowl.
LONG DISTANCE CALLING comment, “We are happy to announce our special guest “MOTOROWL” and to have this talented band with us on our journey through Europe! Everybody can look forward to this exciting support act, there is much to discover musically. – Stay tuned, LDC”
See the complete list of the upcoming dates here:
LONG DISTANCE CALLING – BOUNDLESS TOUR PART 2
Special Guest: Motorowl
22.11.18 GER-Leipzig // Täubchenthal
23.11.18 CZE-Prague // club Nova Chmelnice
24.11.18 POL-Krakow // Zascianek
25.11.18 GER-Potsdam // Waschhaus
29.11.18 GER-Karlsruhe // Stadtmitte
30.11.18 SUI-Pratteln // Z7
01.12.18 AUT-Dornbirn // Conrad Sohm
02.12.18 GER-Augsburg // Kantine
06.12.18 GER-Trier // Ex-Haus
07.12.18 FRA-Paris // Backstage by the Mill
08.12.18 NED-Helmond // Cacaofabriek
09.12.18 NED-Amsterdam // Melkweg
13.12.18 GER-Bochum // Rotunde
14.12.18 GER-Rostock // M.A.U Club
15.12.18 GER-Braunschweig // Eule
16.12.18 GER-Frankfurt // Zoom
20.12.18 GER-Bielefeld // Forum
21.12.18 GER-Schweinfurt // Stattbahnhof
The album is available as a special edition digipak CD, Gatefold 2LP + CD (incl. etching on side D) & as digital download. Order now: www.insideoutmusicshop.com
With “Boundless”, German rock powerhouse Long Distance Calling have gone back to basics and created a purely instrumental record. The band adds: “This is probably the purest LDC album ever, no guests, no vocals, all instrumental. We’re stoked how it turned out and this album got a lot of energy, heaviness, melodies and twists, we hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.”
The track-listing of the album is as follows:
1. Out There
3. In The Clouds
4. Like A River
5. The Far Side
6. On The Verge
Long Distance Calling tear everything down and let it blossom again. ‘Boundless’ sounds like freedom found again, sometimes weightless, sometimes oppressively heavy.
London – “Zebra Crossing” is the eagerly anticipated 5th full length album by Fernando Perdomo, guitarist and bassist of The Dave Kerzner Band and Jakob Dylan’s Echo In The Canyon Band.
This NEW STUDIO ALBUM was predominantly recorded at ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS and features all new original titles building up to a beautiful cover of ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ featuring Diane Birch, Shawn Lee, and Jason and Daphna Rowe.
“Zebra Crossing” also features songwriting collaborations with Zak Nilsson (son of Harry Nilsson), Cyndi Trissel, and Beach Boys lyricist Stephen Kalinich.
The first single, “Find Love (Hold On)” features Danny Ayala and Megan Zeankowski formerly of The Lemon Twigs as well as Ken Sharp.
“’Zebra Crossing‘ is the culmination of my lifelong dream of making a record at Abbey Road Studio 2. When the opportunity arose I got very inspired and the songs just flowed out of me!
“The date I was given just happened to be the 50th anniversary of the day George Harrison and Paul McCartney came in to record the first version of ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ (as heard on “Anthology 3”), naturally I decided to record a cover of that song that day. I called up my London family and an all star band came together and that performance closes the record.
“’Zebra Crossing” is my love letter to Abbey Road Studios.” – Fernando Perdomo
1. I’M HERE
2. SOMETIMES I FEEL NOTHING AT ALL
3. FIND LOVE (HOLD ON)
4. WE WERE RAISED WITH HEADPHONES ON
6. NOT MEANT TO BE
9. CROWN OF STARS
12.WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS
Flor de Loto return with their first new album since the highly acclaimed 2016 release of Árbol De La Vida.
Eclipse is now available worldwide on CD and digitally (Vinyl is coming soon), on November 16th, the band will perform a private concert with limited seats at the CAFAE auditorium in San Isidro, Lima. The band is very proud of the final result and they hope that everyone will enjoy the most important album they have released to date. Flor de Loto has also released the 2nd video from the Eclipse which can be seen here.
According to Alonso
I can assure you that Animal is an optimistic song. I feel it is a call to reflect on everything that happens around us, personally and culturally. Raises a questioning of the established, a “revolt”.
Flor de Loto – Animal (Official Video Clip)
Taken from the new album “Eclipse”
Composed by Roy Z and Alonso Herrera
Directed by José Huertas
Produced by No Mercy Producciones
Production assistants: Stuardo Huertas
Eclipse was Produced and mixed by Roy Z
Mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering – California – USA www.maorappelbaum.com
Flor de Loto is:
Alonso Herrera: Vocals and guitar
Alejandro Jarrin: Bass
Sergio Checho Cuadros: Quena
Gabriel Iwasaki: Keyboards
Alvaro Escobar: Drums
01. El Cóndor pasa/Locomotive
05. Esclavitud de tu ser
08. Almas Perdidas
09. Eterna Proyección
10. Líneas de Nazca
11. Bonus track: El Cóndor pasa/Locomotive (Live at Rosfest 2018)
Produced and Mixed by Roy Z (Bruce Dickinson, Helloween,etc) at Mountain View Studios, Los Ángeles CA
Pre-production by Roy Z
Mastered by Maor Appelbaum
Recorded by Roy Z and Eddie Plegue at Dragón Verde Studios, Perú.
Digital Editing by Caverao
Additional Recording by Kenneth Quiroz at Lunch Box Studios, Perú.
Album Cover and Booklet Artwork by Estefania Fernandez “Fania”
Band Photo: Soledad Cisneros
The video was produced by La Koloc Production and stars our new fictional character: “Arion Superstar“.
Statement from Franck:
“I’ve always loved and been inspired by Greek mythology. You might remember my first album opens with “Achilles”. Some time ago, I discovered the myth of Arion. He was the first famous musician, playing his kithara, going on tour, getting kidnapped by pirates who robbed him and threw him out in the water, … and I thought, wow … this guy was actually the very first rock-star!
Then I had the idea of creating a modern version of this story, so I wrote a 15 minutes song called “SUPERSTAR” telling a similar story to the original but taking place today.
That’s how “Arion Superstar” was born.
Arion was born in Hollywood, he’s seen it all and done it all. He’s no longer enthusiastic about life and success because he’s already lived it all. But anyway, his story is told in that SUPERSTAR track and I started impersonating him on stage during this song.
Then I thought, this Arion is such a big rock star, he must have had a hit!
So I started to write a would-have-been hit single and that’s how “Slave to Rock ‘n’ Roll” was born. It’s more a classic-rock track than a prog epic but when we tried it live, everybody seemed to love it so we thought it would be a good idea to make a music video out of it.
Given the subject, we could use a lot of humor and self-derision, in the pure tradition of the 70’s classic rock hits. We had a great time shooting a funny video full of glam to go with it, and we now hope the viewers will be entertained” Watch it now
The song is also available on all digital platforms
The British Melodic Hard Rock band TEN unveiled today the new music video from their brand new (14th) studio album entitled “Illuminati”, which was released on the 9th of November, 2018 via Frontiers Records.
Gary Hughes (Vocals)
Dann Rosingana (Lead Guitars)
Steve Grocott (Lead Guitars)
John Halliwell (Rhythm Guitars)
Darrel Treece-Birch (Keyboards)
Steve McKenna (Bass)
Max Yates (Drums)
Hot on the heels of last year’s “Gothica”, UK hard rock stalwarts TEN/Gary Hughes are returning with a new album, “Illuminati”! The album promises to be one of the hallmarks of their 22+ years career, where fans will easily spot all the trademark textures and flavors they have come to expect from TEN, with a consistent and solid spark of creativity throughout. “Illuminati” continues to build upon the rich legacy that the great British rockers have established in their 20+ year career.
“Illuminatii” was produced by Gary Hughes and mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward. TEN’s longstanding professional association with Dennis has been ongoing since he mixed their 2011 album, “Stormwarning” and has always guaranteed albums with stunning sound and production.
1. Be As You Are Forever
2. Shield Wall
3. The Esoteric Ocean
5. Rosetta Stone
7. Heaven And The Holier-Than-Thou
10. Of Battles Lost And Won
THE TANGENT, the progressive rock group led by Andy Tillison, will release their 10th studio album ‘Proxy’ on November 16th, 2018. Recorded during the band’s tour with Karmakanic in 2017/18, which saw them with more chances than normal to work together on the record – hotel writing sessions, van discussions, soundcheck ideas – all of which have allowed the band to make an album that is as organic as they have ever achieved since their formation 15 years ago.
Now they are pleased to launch an animated video for an excerpt of the track “The Adulthood Lie,” which you can see here:
Andy Tillison comments: “‘The Adulthood Lie’ is a song from the new album “Proxy” by The Tangent. It comes in two flavours… one (the album version) which is a sixteen minute long Prog Rock Epic made out of anything but Prog Rock sounds… and the “single” version which is released today. The ‘single’ gives no real indication of what actually happens on the album version, but takes the form of a dancey Ibiza style pop song. These two versions work together well as a demonstration of what Progressive Rock still can be. Hear the single (with its cult game-like lyric video), and then hear the album to find out where it goes next!”
Background Magazine (NL) comments of the track: “I would go as far as to say this song is one of the most exciting things I have heard in a long, long time. The album is worth the money just for this track alone. It pulses with energy… The chorus is to die for”
Listen to the previously released track ‘A Case of Misplaced Optimism’ here:
‘Proxy’ is now available as limited CD digipak, 180g vinyl + CD (including several coloured vinyl versions) & as digital download.
Pre-Order the album here: www.insideoutmusicshop.com
Andy Tillison comments: “Our belief is that Progressive Rock music is still a valid and viable musical form in 2018 and will continue to be so. Our band has always sought to take on board things from the present and add them to that magical mix. We don’t claim to be offering the FUTURE. We just claim to be offering one set of possibilities. Ours. Now.”
‘Proxy’ is a riot of juxtaposing styles, presented in a really direct manner and despite being firmly rooted in the stylistic traits of the Progressive Rock Genre takes some unexpected turnoffs and a major swerve. The albums kicks off with a trademark Tangent prog fantasia based around growling Hammonds, shrieking Synths, whirling guitars and sharp percussive bass – influences of ELP, Egg, Hatfield & the North, Caravan and Camel proudly worn on their sleeves. This 16-minute title track eventually becomes a protest song about the continuing wars that share their name with the song.
But this album features no overall concept. The second track is a sun-drenched Mediterranean fusion instrumental, more Chick Corea than Che Guevara. And the third track is referred to by the band as an attempt to find the missing link between Porcupine Tree and Jamiroquai. By the time we reach the centrepiece epic track ‘The Adulthood Lie’, the rulebook has been left behind and the band are trying to fix the car with whatever is at hand.
The Tangent came of age some time ago now. After 15 years with a constant presence on the periphery of the scene, this album is the next step on the road from a band who have painstakingly revered and recreated the past, with one eye on the future.
The album will be available as a limited CD digipak, Vinyl LP + CD & as digital download. The full track-listing is as follows:
2.The Melting Andalusian Skies
3.A Case of Misplaced Optimism
4.The Adulthood Lie
6.Excerpt From “Exo-Oceans” (Bonus Track)
The album features the following players:
Andy Tillison – Vocals, Lyrics, Keyboards, Composer
Jonas Reingold (The Sea Within, Steve Hackett Band) – Bass Guitar
Theo Travis (Soft Machine, Travis-Fripp) – Sax & Flute
Luke Machin (Maschine, Francis Dunnery Band) – Guitar
Steve Roberts (ex Magenta, Godsticks) – Drums
With special guest: Goran Edman (Karmakanic) – Vocals
‘Proxy’ follows the release of 2017’s ‘The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery’ which received fantastic reviews upon release:
“Eloquent, far-reaching prog” – Prog Magazine
“sophisticated and spot on” – Classic Rock
“This is essential listening” – Powerplay