Kinetic Element Announce New Guitarist

OK, friends and fans of KE, we are thrilled to announce that the brilliant Peter Matuchniak of the Gekko Project, the Steppes and, his new group Bomber Goggles has consented to be the guitarist on the new CD we are building these days, and join Kinetic Element.

 

Peter was recommended to us by several of our fans when Todd Russell decided to discontinue his association with us after nine years and three festivals. We were contacted by seven world-class guitarists, but when we got about ten suggestions to contact Peter, I did so, and we have hit it off very well.

Peter has completed replacing Todd’s guitar work on the last epic we finished called All Open Eyes. As great as Todd’s work is, Peter has exceeded it and the rest of us are just euphoric that he is going to be on the new CD. He is working on fixing a couple of parts and when I get the corrected and mixed file back from him I will post it so you can hear it.

We are hoping to get this record completed during 2018 so we will have it out there early in 2019. It appears Peter will be available to perform with us if we should be so fortunate as to land a festival date. Of course, he lives in California and we are 3000 miles away in Virginia. How we will play out in our own area remains to be seen.

St. John Coleman: Vocals
Mike Visaggio: Keyboards & Vocals
Mark Tupko: Bass
Michael Murray: Drums & Backing Vocals
Peter Matuchniak: Guitar

Please visit Peter at his https://www.facebook.com/petermatuchniak.music/ and help us extend a welcome into the KE universe to him.

We ask you to please share this around to any prog groups you frequent, or just share it out there in general.

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In a Statement from Peter

Thank you, Mike and everyone at Kinetic Element. This is a real honour (and an honor) to play with you all. I love the music that is shaping up on this new album. Todd is a fantastic guitarist with big shoes to fill, but I relish the challenge the music and opportunity present. These guys are very classy and I appreciate the warm welcome.

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Melodic Revolution Records is thrilled to sign Iconic Keyboardist & Composer Lisa LaRue who is set to release her new album Origins featuring Gilli Smyth, John Payne, Michael Sadler among others.

LaRue became the first female artist signed to the Sound of America Records label (SOAR) a sub label of Natural Visions, the first all-Native American record label founded by Grammy Winner and Motown producer Tom Bee.

In 2008 LaRue was nominated for a Hollywood Music Award and was also awarded The Oklahoma Music Award for “Native American Artist of the Year.” Her band 2KX was Nominated as Instrumental Band of the Year in 2011 by the Los Angeles Music Awards.

Lisa has also appeared on recordings by others, including Head Transfer Process (Stargazer), Esquire with Nikki Squire (“Stay Low”), Don Schiff, Ryo Okumoto, Oliver Wakeman, Steve Gresswell, Quester and Beyond the Labyrinth.

Origins is a double album celebrating 25 years and 11 release by LaRue, featuring some of the best musicians in the business; John Payne (Asia, GPS), Michael Sadler (Saga), Mitch Perry (Talas, Aerosmith), Gilli Smyth (Gong), Don Schiff (Rocket Scientist, Kracked Earth), Federico Fantacone (Orchestre Celesti) John Baker (Forever Twelve, Mars Hollow) as well as Steve Adams, Brenda K, Michael Wheeler, Merrill Hale, Svetlan Raket (Par Lindh Project), John “Yafke” Timothy, Michael Alvarez.

A Statement from Lisa
“I look forward to being part of the Melodic Revolution family, and hope to collaborate with other MR artists, and interact with the fans. Great prog has come from the vaults of Melodic Revolution, and I hope I can contribute to that.”

Important Links:
Official Website: https://www.lisalaruemusic.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisalarue2kx
ReverbNation https://www.reverbnation.com/lisalarue
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/LisaLaRue2KX/videos
Melodic Revolution http://mrrmusic.com/lisa-larue/

 

 

 

AURI Debut Album Now In Pre-sale!

Johanna Kurkela, Tuomas Holopainen, and Troy Donockley – the charismatic protagonists behind AURI – take their eponymous debut on a fairytale journey through time and space, far from here and now reminding us of the fantastic adventures of Alice in Wonderland.

Release date: 23.3.2018

Pre- Order Now 

Wishbone Ash’s Twin Barrels Burning and Raw To The Bone Released as Official and Remastered Definitive Editions – OUT NOW!

Each album is available on 2CD and Picture Disc LP with extensive bonus materials!

These are the FIRST OFFICIAL re-releases of Twin Barrels Burning from 1982 and Raw to the Bone from 1985 in decades and DEFINITIVE EDITIONS with all new 2017 REMASTERS.

Both albums feature new liner notes by rock journalist Dave Ling, including new interviews with all the surviving members and archive quotes from the late Trevor Bolder.

Twin Barrels Burning – This smoking hot 21 TRACK 2CD set includes the American Remixes of the album on a second disc, which have NEVER BEEN ON CD BEFORE.

Raw To The Bone – This mammoth 23 TRACK 2CD set has bonus tracks including a HOLY GRAIL for Wishbone Ash fans – ALL FOUR UNRELEASED SONGS from the post-album 1986 SESSIONS. The bonus CD also includes The Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions, which are often described as better than the album versions, plus four live tracks from Hammersmith.

“Neither of these hard-hitting albums were what I would call typical mainstream Wishbone Ash fare. In other words, they weren’t heavy on the signature harmonized vocals and twin lead guitar lines. However, they both show that we could rock out with the best of them.” – Andy Powell

“It’s a chapter of Wishbone Ash’s career we are proud of and we know fans have been asking for these re-releases for years. A great deal of care has been given by everyone in sourcing master tapes, taking part in interviews for the liner notes and presenting these as band endorsed Definitive Editions. It’s unbelievable to think they’ve never been on CD until now!” – Laurie Wisefield

These re-issues by Cherry Red are FULLY APPROVED by Steve Upton, Laurie Wisefield, Andy Powell, Merv Spence, and the estate of Trevor Bolder.

The second disc of bonus tracks accompanying each CD will not be available with any other product or box set.

Twin Barrels Burning 2CD Track List

DISC ONE:
1. Engine Overheat
2. Can’t Fight Love
3. Genevieve
4. Me and My Guitar
5. Hold On
6. Streets of Shame
7. No More Lonely Nights
8. Angels Have Mercy
9. Wind Up
Bonus Tracks:
10. Cat and Dog Fight
11. Go for the Gold
12. Night Hawker

DISC TWO – The American Remixes
1. Engine Overheat
2. Can’t Fight Love
3. No More Lonely Nights
4. Wind Up
5. Streets Of Shame
6. My Guitar
7. Hold On
8. Genevieve
9. Angels Have Mercy

Raw To The Bone 2CD Track List

DISC ONE:
1. Cell of Fame
2. People in Motion
3. Don’t Cry
4. Love in Blue
5. Long live the Night
6. Rocket in my Pocket
7. It’s Only Love
8. Don’t You Mess
9. Dreams (Searching for an Answer)
10. Perfect Timing
Bonus Tracks:
11. She’s Still Alive
The 1986 Sessions
12. Apocalypso
13. Valley of Tears
14. Nkomo
15. Talk To Me

DISC 2:
The Friday Rock Show
1. Long Live the Night
2. Cell of Fame
3. Love in Blue
4. People in Motion
Live at Hammersmith on BBC local radio
5. Living Proof
6. Cell of Fame
7. The King Will Come
8. Blowin’ Free

To order:

Twin Barrels Burning
Twin Barrels Burning Deluxe 2CD set: http://geni.us/WATBB
Twin Barrels Burning Picture Disc LP: http://geni.us/WATBBLP
Twin Barrels Burning Album Download: http://geni.us/WATBBdig
Twin Barrels Burning US Remixes Download: http://geni.us/WATBBdigUS

Raw to the Bone
Raw to the Bone Deluxe 2CD set: http://geni.us/WARTTB
Raw to the Bone Picture Disc LP: http://geni.us/WARTTBLP
Raw to the Bone Album Download: http://geni.us/WARTTBdig
Raw to the Bone at the BBC Download: http://geni.us/WARTTBdigBBC

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Marco Ragni Offers Bonus EP with Pre-orders

Pre-Order for the long-awaited new album The Wandering Caravan starts today featuring Eight new original compositions.

1. What We Have Done In The Past We’ll Be In The Future
2. Waiting On The Threshold
3. Promised Land
4. Which Is The Right Path To Take?
5. It’s Only Fantasy
6. What Are We Willing To Lose To Regain Our Freedom?
7. Keep Dreaming 09:03
8. Back Home Again

Wandering Caravan’s Band: 
Marco Ragni: Vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, bass, keyboards, mellotron, piano, mandolin.
Dave Newhouse: Sax, clarinet, flute, keyboards and woodwinds arrangements
Peter Matuchniak: Lead guitar
Jeff Mack: Bass
Maurizio Antonini: Drums

Special Guest: 
Luca Zabbini (from Barock Project): Hammond
Ian Beabout: Flute
Nadav Yitzhak: Oud
Michael Zentner: Violin

About The Album

I started composing this album immediately after the release of Land of Blue Echoes, on March 2016. I was given a copy of “The death-defying unicorn” by Motorpsycho and I was pleasantly impressed. I was crazy about the use of the woodwinds on that record and I thought I wanted to write songs that could be arranged using them. So thanks to Ian Beabout, I met Dave Newhouse, a superfine musician. I sent him some tracks and after he recorded some arrangements on a couple of demos, I realized I had found a great musician, able to arrange to perfection, my ideas! I started thinking about the songs in a different way, trying to imagine them already with the woodwinds and so I started working with Dave at the end of spring 2017, after recording about 3 hours of demos. I then involved my friends and fantastic musicians, Peter Matuchniak and Jeff Mack, excellent guitarist and incredible bass player. And finally an Italian musician, drummer Maurizio Antonini from Rome, able to add perfect rhythms to my songs. In the album there are also some guests like Luca Zabbini leader of the Barock Project on Hammond, Ian Beabout on the Flute, Michael Zentner on the Violin and Nadav Yitzhak on the introduction of the album, playing the Oud.

The album is about revolution, about searching for oneself, about metaphysical travel, about memories, about love and suffering. It talks about life, of how we live this Era. It tries to push us in search of ourselves, finding the best of us after having passed from the worst of us.

It’s a journey into my life. It is passion. It is a desire for redemption. It is a dream and a reality.
I have put all of myself into this production and I hope it will touch your hearts.
You just have to add yourself to the Wandering Caravan!”
Peace, Love & Light
Marco

But wait…  there’s more Marco is offering a Limited Edition Four Track (Digital Only)  Bonus EP for FREE with the purchase of his new album.

The EP feature two alternate track and two previously unreleased tracks.

ORDER NOW!

North America – bit.ly/2EdcAcm
Europe – bit.ly/2Bldr8d

 

TesseracT NEW STUDIO ALBUM AND TOUR

TesseracT, a band that sit outside the bounds of any genre specificity, pioneers of the ever-evolving progressive metal scene and unstoppable force of off-kilter riffs, soaring melodies and disorientating atmospherics release their fourth studio album Sonder on April 20th, 2018 through Kscope.

Sonder adds significant firepower to the band’s arsenal, blending the harsh abrasiveness of One (2011) and progressive ethereal elements of Altered State (2013) with the accessibility of Polaris (2015). Sonder is streamlined, honest and direct with all the trademark TesseracT dreamy atmospherics and bending grooves. Sonder was recorded in the UK at 4D Sounds, Celestial Sounds and Project Studios, engineered by the band and Aiden O’Brien with mastering by Acle Kahney, and cover artwork designed by Amos Williams.

Listen to the new single “Luminary” HEREdescribed by vocalist Daniel Tompkins as “Conceptually exploring a deep and devouring sense of insignificance, which ties into the overall theme and meaning behind ‘Sonder’”. Also featured is an extended and re-worked version of last summer’s single “Smile”.

Sonder will be released on CD / 2CD – featuring binaural album bonus disc / black LP / Crystal Clear vinyl LP / picture disc and digitally (with digital album pre-order receiving “Luminary” as an instant download) and is available to pre order HERE / Digital

For audiophiles, TesseracT have produced a binaural version which will be available exclusively as part of the 2CD version, this version is a 360-listening experience designed by Klang: Fabrik for headphones listening Amos Williams explains more “the concept is to push past the restrictions of a stereo headphone mix and create an accurate ‘3D’ space in which positioning outside of the normal Left Right axis can occur. This is something that every artist that uses in ear monitors on stage wishes to recreate; the real and accurate positioning of instruments. We immediately felt that this technology could be applicable to us in the studio. TesseracT loves to bring what it does in the studio to the stage, but this time it’s experimenting with bringing a live element to the studio.”

kscopemusic.com/tess for more info

Sonder Tracklisting
Luminary
King
Orbital
Juno
Beneath My Skin
Mirror Image
Smile
The Arrow

TESSERACT LIVE IN 2018 – NORTH AMERICA HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED

For more details and tickets – see tesseractband.co.uk for details

Building on their phenomenal success with worldwide tours in support of Polaris over the last two years, as both headliners and as special guests for the likes of Megadeth, Meshuggah, DevinTownsend Project and Gojira, TesseracT area gearing up to take Sonder to worldwide audiences beginning in North America in April.  On this tour they will be supported by Plini and Astronoid with the first show in Boston on 19th April and the tour culminating at New York’s Irving Plaza on 24th May.  “North America is where TesseracT first took off and is always the leg of the album cycle that holds the most sentiment to me. There are a lot of good memories made and good friends discovered along those long and bumpy roads. This time we’re lucky enough to share the road with two boundary pushing bands: Astronoid, a wall of euphoric noise who have a bright and noisy future ahead of them. And Plini, with his genre defying effortless virtuosity. It’s going to be a fun tour for us, especially as we’ve got a bunch of new tunes to add to the set!” Amos Williams.

facebook.com/PLINI  | facebook.com/astronoidband/

European summer festivals have already been announced, followed by a headline tour of UK & European and Australia – details will be announced in the coming months

08/06/18 – UK, Donington, Download Festival (headlining the Dogtooth Stage)
22-24/06/18 – BE, Dessel, Graspop Festival
22-24/06/18 – FR – Clisson – Hellfest
28-30/06/18 – ESP, Madrid, Caja Magica, Download Festival

Follow TesseracT online:
tesseractband.co.uk | kscopemusic.com/tess

 

 

 

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