XANDRIA Releases New Official Video for “Your Stories I’ll Remember”

Leading symphonic metal band, XANDRIA, have released a new official video for fan favorite “Your Stories I’ll Remember”. The track is taken from XANDRIA’s latest and most successful album to date, ‘The Wonders Still Awaiting’, which peaked at #9 on the official German album charts.

XANDRIA returned with an impressive new lineup, enchanting their fans with new songs during this year’s ongoing European tour with label mates DELAIN. The two symphonic metal frontrunners will play three more shows in the Netherlands and Belgium from November 17-19. XANDRIA is also looking forward to their headline tour through the UK, Germany and Switzerland with Phantom Elite and Skarlett Riot, kicking off on November 25th.

Watch the Official Video for “Your Stories I’ll Remember”

XANDRIA opens an exciting chapter with the eighth studio album, ‘The Wonders Still Awaiting’. Mastermind Marco Heubaum returns with a new lineup and leads the band once again into wonderful spheres, without renouncing their characteristic trademarks. The impressive vocal wealth of Ambre Vourvahis – ranging from rock grit, operatic highs and even death metal growls – opens the unit’s sound to a wider palette of colors. Songs like the opening epic “Two Worlds”, “The Wonders Still Awaiting” and “Ghosts” manifest the thematic mood of the album while constructing incredible soundscapes of pure symphonic metal. XANDRIA addresses issues of social inequality and the quest for a just world. “Paradise” showcases some of the album’s strongest hooks, captivating with great metallic pop melodies. The veil of various influences is lifted once more in “Illusion Is Their Name”, dashing all deception with heavy power metal vibes. Tracks like “Your Stories I’ll Remember” and “Scars” show the intimate side of XANDRIA on one hand, while combining rhythmic heaviness on the other. The latter is reminiscent of a James Bond theme, dressed in a heavy musical soundscape. The epic nine minute album closer “Astéria”, featuring Greek lyrics written by Ambre Vourvahis, lands as the album’s exclamation point, proving with a grand finish that the five-piece has fearlessly started a revolution in the symphonic metal genre – commencing an impressive new era of XANDRIA with ‘The Wonders Still Awaiting’.

‘The Wonders Still Awaiting’ Track List:

1. Two Worlds

2. Reborn

3. You Will Never Be Our God

4.  The Wonders Still Awaiting

5. Ghosts

6. Your Stories I’ll Remember

7. My Curse Is My Redemption

8. Illusion Is Their Name

9. Paradise

10. Mirror Of Time

11. Scars

12. The Maiden And The Child

13. Astèria

XANDRIA Live:



Beyond Dark Waters 2023

w/ Delain

17.11.23 NL – Zoetermeer / De Boerderij

18.11.23 NL – Enschede / Metropol – Sold Out

19.11.23 BL – St. Niklaas / De Casino

The Wonders Still Awaiting Tour 2023

w/ Phantom Elite, Skarlett Riot

26.11.23 UK – Manchester / Club Academy

27.11.23 UK – London / The Dome

28.11.23 DE – Bochum / Matrix

29.11.23 DE – Nürnberg / Hirsch

30.11.23 CH – Münchenstein / Rockfact

02.12.23 CZ – Zlín / Winter Masters Of Rock*

03.12.23 DE – Erfurt / From Hell

*Festival show without Phantom Elite, Skarlett Riot

Festival 2024

31.07 – 03.08.24 DE – Wacken / Wacken Open Air

XANDRIA are:

Ambre Vourvahis – Vocals

Marco Heubaum – Guitar

Robert Klawonn – Guitar

Tim Schwarz – Bass

Dimitrios Gatsios – Drums

RIVERSIDE – North American Tour starts this Friday, Feb 17th!

RIVERSIDE are set to begin their worldwide touring campaign for “ID.Entity” this Friday, Feb 17th in Tampa, Fl.  The tour takes them across North America thru March. 
Ticket info: https://riversideband.pl/en/gigs

RIVERSIDE – “ID.Entity” – Live 2023:

RIVERSIDE new studio album “ID.Entity” managed to appear in various international sales charts as follows:RIVERSIDE – “ID.Entity” – Chart Positions:
Germany: # 4
Poland: # 2
Switzerland: # 6
The Netherlands: # 9
Finland: # 14
Austria: # 22
Belgium: # 97
France: # 155
UK: # 89
UK / Rock Charts: # 3
USA / Top New Artist Albums: # 7
USA / Current Album Sales: # 61
USA / Hard Music Albums: # 9
USA / Current Rock Albums: # 20

“ID.Entity”, the group’s 8th studio album was recorded and mixed in two studios – The Boogie Town Studio in Otwock with Paweł Marciniak and in Serakos studio in Warsaw with Magda and Robert Srzedniccy -, mastered by Robert Szydło and produced by RIVERSIDE’s Mariusz Duda himself. The “ID.Entity” artwork was created by Polish artist Jarek Kubicki.
Order “ID.Entity” in its various formats here:
https://riverside.lnk.to/IDEntity

Check out the singles/videos off “ID.Entity” here:
“I’m Done With You”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q6XJfKxKb4
“Self-Aware (Single Edit)”: https://youtu.be/Weuo4hgVHyY
“Friend or Foe? (Single Edit)”: https://youtu.be/EWQQFjyHtro

RIVERSIDE – “ID.Entity” (53:11)
Tracklist:
1. Friend or Foe? (07:29)
2. Landmine Blast (04:50)
3. Big Tech Brother (07:24)
4. Post-Truth (05:37)
5. The Place Where I Belong (13:16)
6. I’m Done With You (05:52)
7. Self-Aware (8:43)

The bonus material appearing on “ID.Entity” includes the instrumental tracks “Age of Anger” (11:56) and “Together Again” (06:29) as well as “Friend or Foe? (Single Edit)” (05:59) and “Self-Aware (Single Edit)” (05:29).

RIVERSIDE line-up:
(From left to right on photo by Radek Zawadzki)
Michał Łapaj – keyboards and Hammond Organ
Mariusz Duda – vocal, bass
Maciej Meller – guitar
Piotr Kozieradzki – drums

RIVERSIDE online:
http://www.riversideband.pl
http://www.facebook.com/Riversidepl
https://www.instagram.com/riversideband.pl

INSIDEOUT MUSIC online:
www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.twitter.com/InsideOutUSA
www.insideoutmusicshop.com
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BIG BIG TRAIN THE JOURNEY CONTINUES 2023

Big Big Train are delighted to announce 15 further shows in the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland and the UK to take place in August and September 2023. 

These additional dates form part of the band’s The Journey Continues tour and are in addition to the band’s previously announced headlining appearance at the 2 Days + 1 Festival in Italy on 2nd September 2023. At these performances the band will be promoting the forthcoming Ingenious Devicesalbum, which will be released on 30th June 2023. 

For these shows Big Big Train will consist of lead vocalist Alberto Bravin, drummer Nick D’Virgilio, guitarist/keyboardist Rikard Sjöblom, bassist Gregory Spawton, violinist Clare Lindley, keyboardist Oskar Holldorff and guitarist Maria Barbieri. Barbieri is deputising for Dave Foster, who has prior commitments in September with the Steve Rothery Band. The Big Big Train brass ensemble, led by trombonist Dave Desmond, will perform at all shows.

Alberto Bravin says: “After the shows we played in the UK and the Netherlands back in September, I cannot wait to get back on stage again with Big Big Train later this year. I remain truly grateful to the fans for welcoming me so warmly at last year’s shows and am excited about BBT touring more extensively.”

Rikard Sjöblom adds: “I have been campaigning for a long time for Big Big Train to come to Sweden, so I am really pleased that we’re bringing the band for the first time not only to my home country for two shows but also to play two other dates in Denmark and Norway. I hope the Scandinavian prog fans will come out in force to see us live!”

Nick D’Virgilio says: “As we’re doing two nights at the beautiful Cadogan Hall in London, these will be very special shows with about 45 minutes of material being played at one show which will not be performed at the other.”

Gregory Spawton concludes: “As 2023 begins, I’m very confident about Big Train’s future. Apart from playing live this year, we will also be recording a new studio album for release in 2024 and are looking forward to taking BBT across the Atlantic for Cruise To The Edge in March next year.”

Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10am UK time on Friday 10th February.

Support at all shows except Wednesday 13th September comes from rising Norwegian stars Dim Gray, who feature Oskar Holldorff. There will be no support at the Wednesday 13th September show. 

QUEENSRŸCHE Announce 2023 Digital Noise Alliance Tour! New Album ‘Digital Noise Alliance’ Out Now!

Celebrating the release of their sixteenth studio album, ‘Digital Noise Alliance’, QUEENSRŸCHE have announced the 2023 Digital Noise Alliance Tour! The band has just wrapped up a Fall run in North America supporting Judas Priest on the 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour, and will now launch their first headlining campaign in the US supporting DNA!

Commenting on their upcoming live shows, QUEENSRŸCHE share, “We are very excited to be doing this headline tour in support of our most recent album, Digital Noise Alliance! This touring package is amped up and very much looking forward to seeing all of you! Come on out and let’s have a great time together, as live music is as vibrant as ever once again!”

Direct support on the Digital Noise Alliance Tour comes from Marty Friedman, with Trauma opening the night for each show. A complete list of dates can be seen below.

QUEENSRŸCHE – 2023 Digital Noise Alliance Tour with special guests Marty Friedman + Trauma:

3/3/2023 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live

3/4/2023 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room

3/5/2023 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre

3/7/2023 – Destin, FL @ Club LA

3/9/2023 – San Antonio, TX @ The Vibes Event Center

3/10/2023 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

3/11/2023 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues

3/12/2023 – Midland, TX @ La Hacienda Event Center

3/14/2023 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

3/16/2023 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

3/17/2023 – El Cajon, CA @ House Of Blues

3/21/2023 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom

3/22/2023 – Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theatre

3/24/2023 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre

3/25/2023 – Kansas City, KS @ Knuckleheads Saloon

3/26/2023 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall

3/28/2023 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

3/29/2023 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ The Clyde Theatre

3/31/2023 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall

4/1/2023 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

4/2/2023 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall

4/4/2023 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

4/5/2023 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theater

4/7/2023 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

4/8/2023 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount

4/10/2023 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

4/11/2023 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage

4/12/2023 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground

4/14/2023 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl

4/15/2023 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Heaven)

4/16/2023 – St. Petersberg, FL @ Jannus Live

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YES Announce Re-scheduled UK RELAYER ALBUM SERIES TOUR IN JUNE 2023

12th October 2022: Progressive legends YES have announced UK dates for their long-awaited Album Series 2023 Tour featuring their 1974 Relayer album in its entirety together with a selection of other classic YES favourites. Tickets are on sale from 10am on Friday 14th October.

The Relayer Tour was originally planned for 2020 but postponed due to the pandemic and last year’s highly successful 50th anniversary of their legendary Close To The Edge album. The Royal Albert Hall was the original choice for the tour’s London show but has no availability, so the band will make a nostalgic return to an old haunt, the former Hammersmith Odeon.

The coming tour features Steve Howe (guitars), Geoff Downes (keyboards), Jon Davison (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Billy Sherwood (bass guitar) with Jay Schellen (drums and percussion) stepping into Alan White’s shoes following his passing in May 2022.

The show will comprise of two sets by the band. The first will feature favourite classic tracks from YES’s extensive catalogue. YES will perform Relayer, their seventh studio album, in full in the second set. Relayer marked a slight change in direction bringing an edgier feel to this album. At almost 22 minutes in length, the opening track Gates Of Delirium included a battle scene between keyboard and guitar. The battle gives way to the beautiful closing ballad Soon, a prayer for peace and hope.

Relayer continues with Sound Chaser, a prog-rock-jazz fusion experiment demonstrating the power of Alan White and Chris Squire, and To Be Over, a calm and gentle conclusion to the album, based on a melody by Steve Howe and Jon Anderson.

Released in late 1974 on Atlantic Records, Relayer continued YES’s success reaching number 4 in the UK album chart and number 5 in the US Billboard chart.

The UK Relayer Tour dates for 2023 are as follows:

Saturday 10 June Birmingham Symphony Hall

Sunday 11 June Southend Cliffs Pavilion

Monday 12 June York Barbican

Wednesday 14 June Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Thursday 15 June Gateshead The Sage

Friday 16 June Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 

Saturday 18 June Manchester Bridgewater Hall

Tuesday 20 June London Eventim Apollo

Tickets from Yesworld.com, Bookingsdirect.com and all usual outlets.

About YES

Steve Howe: guitars, backing vocals (1970 –1981, 1990–1992, 1995–present)

Geoff Downes: keyboards (1980–1981, 2011–present)

Jon Davison: lead vocals, acoustic guitar (2012–present)

Billy Sherwood: guitar, backing vocals ((1994, 1997–2000), bass guitar, backing vocals (2015–present)

Jay Schellen: drums and percussion

Formed in 1968 by Jon Anderson and the late, and much-missed, Chris Squire, YES have been one of the most innovative, influential and best-loved bands in rock music history. Their 1970s albums The Yes Album, Fragile, Close To The Edge, Yessongs (a triple live album set), Tales From Topographic Oceans, Relayer and Going For The One were ground-breaking in musical style and content. Their music also became synonymous with artist Roger Dean whose distinctive YES logo design and artwork adorned the lavish gatefold presentation sleeves of many YES albums.

With sales of over 50 million records, the Grammy-award winning YES were inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2017 where they performed Roundabout from the album Fragile and the FM radio-friendly Owner Of A Lonely Heart from the 1985 album 90125.

YES released their 22nd studio album in 2021, The Quest, which went to No. 1 in the UK Rock Albums Chart and entered the Official UK Album Chart at No. 20.

In May 2022 came the sad news that drummer Alan White, ever-present in the YES line-up for 50 years, had passed away. The news came shortly before the band embarked on their 50th anniversary tour marking the release of their classic, genre-defining album Close To The Edge.

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YES MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCE CHANGE TO TOUR LINE-UP

22nd May 2022: YES Management have announced today that due to current health issues Alan White will not be taking part on the forthcoming 50th Anniversary Close to the Edge UK & Eire Tour.   Alan was really looking forward to playing live again preparing to celebrate 50 years with Yes, having joined the band for the July 1972 Close to the Edge Tour, coming full circle in 2022.  Alan’s close friend Jay Schellen will be taking on drumming duties in Alan’s place.      

The Album Series Tour 2022 which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of YES’ iconic album Close to the Edge and will feature the album, performed in full, along with other classic tracks from YES’ extensive catalogue.  

The tour line-up will feature Steve Howe (guitars), Geoff Downes (keyboards), Jon Davison (vocals), Billy Sherwood (bass guitar and backing vocals) with Jay Schellen (drums and percussion).  

The show will comprise full production and a high-definition video wall directed by Roger Dean who will also be joining the tour with an exhibition of YES related art.  

A full performance of the Relayer album will now be featured in a future UK tour in The Album Series.  European dates were recently announced for rescheduled dates in 2023.  

The 10 date UK and Eire tour starts on 15th June – full dates are:  

Wed 15th June Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 

Fri 17th June Manchester Bridgewater Hall 

Sat 18th June Nottingham Royal Concert Hall 

Mon 20th June Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 

Tues 21st June London Royal Albert Hall 

Wed 22nd June York Barbican 

Fri 24th June Birmingham Symphony Hall 

Sun 26th June Newcastle O2 City Hall 

Tues 28th June Dublin Vicar Street 

Wed 29th June Cork Opera House  

Tickets remain valid for the rescheduled shows. For full details and to book tickets for all shows go to venue website or http://yesworld.com/live where you can also book Meet and Greets with the band.  

About YES 

Steve Howe: guitars, backing vocals (1970 –1981, 1990–1992, 1995–present)
Alan White: drums, percussion (1972 – present)
Geoff Downes: keyboards (1980–1981, 2011–present)
Jon Davison: lead vocals, acoustic guitar (2012–present)
Billy Sherwood: guitar, backing vocals ((1994, 1997–2000), bass guitar, backing vocals (2015–present) 

Formed in 1968 by Jon Anderson and the late, and much-missed, Chris Squire, YES have been one of the most innovative, influential and best-loved bands in rock music history. Their 1970s albums The Yes Album, Fragile, Close to the Edge, Yessongs (a triple live album set), Tales From Topographic Oceans, Relayer and Going For The One were ground-breaking in musical style and content. Their music also became synonymous with artist Roger Dean whose distinctive YES logo design and artwork adorned the lavish gatefold presentation sleeves of many YES albums. 

With sales of over 50 million records, the Grammy-award winning YES were inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2017 where they performed Roundabout from the album Fragile and the FM radio-friendly Owner Of A Lonely Heart from the 1985 album 90125.  In 2021 YES released their 22nd Studio album, The Quest, produced by Steve Howe, which went to No.1 in the UK rock chart and entered the Official UK Album Chart at No. 20.  

UK www.yesworld.com
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www.twitter.com/yesofficial
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