Showing posts with label NEW RELEASE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NEW RELEASE. Show all posts

1.22.2019

INSANE CLOWN POSSE : NEW RELEASE FEARLESS FRED FURY!


MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING ARTISTS INSANE CLOWN POSSE (ICP) TO RELEASE THEIR LATEST FULL-LENGTH ALBUM, 
FEARLESS FRED FURY, ON FEBRUARY 15

 FANS WILL GET AN EXCLUSIVE BONUS LP, FLIP THE RAT, WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE OF FEARLESS FRED FURY

Los Angeles, CA (January 22, 2019): Insane Clown Posse, one of the best-selling independent groups of all time, proudly announce the release of their brand new full-length album, Fearless Fred Fury (aka “FFF”), on February 15, via their own label, Psychopathic Records.

FFF is the fourth Joker’s Card to be released from the second deck. Fans can pre-order the album now HERE.

There will be FFF listening parties held on release day (see list below). Local performers will play at these events, and a Psychopathic Records artist or host will be at each event.

The admission cost is simply to purchase a FFF album. Fans can buy tickets in advance, then they’ll exchange the ticket for a copy of the record at the event.


Additionally, fans can get an exclusive bonus album, Flip the Rat, with their purchase of FFF. When fans buy a physical copy of FFF, there will be a one-time-use promo code located on a card inside. Flip the Rat is not available anywhere else.

Fearless Fred Fury took over two years to create, and the end result is well worth the wait. ICP hasn’t released an album since 2015’s The Marvelous Missing Link (Lost/Found). Raw, terrifying, and uncompromising, FFF is a testament to the creativity and musical prowess that have made Insane Clown Posse true pop-culture icons.

According to ICP’s Shaggy 2 Dope, “I'm so proud of FFF! We were able to sit back and take our time on this record. Because we took our time, we came out with one of the best records in the deck of Joker Cards we've ever produced. FFF varies from all the different records we have done.


Instead of being any type of inspirational or trying to help the little man out by doing the right thing, this time we're like, ‘It's time to fight back and take what the f*ck is ours!’”

Violent J continues, “Yes, FFF’s album's theme or message is to fight back! Are you unhappy with something about your life? Fight Back! Too skinny? Too fat? Fight Back! Hate your job? Fight Back! You’re the only one who's ever going to take command of that vessel that is you and steer it to wherever you want to be in life. Every Joker’s Card album has a message to it, and the whole FFF flavor is a definite favorite of mine.”

FFF's final track, “I Like It Ruff," is the most disturbing work of ICP's entire career. Because of the sadistic sexual nature and the extreme violent content that follows, the band wishes to advise a warning: "Continue listening at your own risk."

Stay tuned for news of the upcoming 7th Juggalo Weekend in New Orleans. ICP’s FFF world tour will begin in spring!


About Insane Clown Posse (ICP):

Celebrating over 20 years together, Insane Clown Posse has released 25 albums and sold nearly 12 million copies worldwide. ICP emerged from Detroit’s underground music scene in the early ‘90s, with a hardcore hip-hop style comprised of musical stories and a unique mix of controversial and cartoonish lyrics.

The face-painted duo of Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope have smashed through the ceiling of the music industry’s expectations, amassing their own dedicated legion of millions of fans. ICP has consistently released a steady stream of albums, compilations, music videos, wrestling promotions, films, outrageous events, and signature merchandise. Insane Clown Posse's annual Gathering of the Juggalos has grown to become one of America's most eclectic and celebrated summer music festivals.

Fearless Fred Fury Listening Parties (all happening on February 15):

Austin, TX Come and Take It Live
Cleveland, OH The Foundry
Corning, NY Lando’s
Dayton, OH Hank’s
Denver, CO Roxy
Des Moines, IA Lefty’s
Duluth, MN Red Herring Lounge
Grand Junction, CO Mesa Theatre
Greeley, CO Moxie Theatre
Greensboro, NC Bling Tiger
Indianapolis, IN Emerson
Joliet, IL Red Room @ Forge
Kansas City, MO Riot Room
Las Vegas, NV The Boxx East Side
Louisville, KY Tiger Room
Minneapolis, MN Whisky Junction
New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Omaha, NE Dr. Jack’s
Philadelphia, PA Raven Lounge
Pontiac, MI Pike Room
Sauget, IL Pop’s
Seattle, WA Funhouse
Sioux Falls, SD Icon Lounge
Spokane, WA The Pin
Tucson, AZ The Rock

More release parties to be announced soon!

1.09.2019

CARMINE APPICE’S NEW RELEASE: GUITAR ZEUS!


Legendary drummer Carmine Appice is scheduled to re-release his GUITAR ZEUS project, a compilation album featuring a who’s who list of the best and world-renowned guitarists on the planet backed by his core band featuring Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder) on bass, Kelly Keeling (T.S.O., M.S.G) on vocals/keys/rhythm guitar, and Appice on drums. Written and playing some well crafted timeless songs.

Originally released as two separate albums in 1995 & 1997, this new re-mastered album (by Stephen DeAcutis - Vanilla Fudge, Corey Glover, Overkill, Cyndi Lauper) combines both releases as one complete version on January 18, 2018 for the first time ever across all digital platforms, as well as feature 5 brand new songs with Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Pat Travers, John Norum, and top Japanese guitarists RaiZi and Char. Select songs will also be available on a special limited-edition vinyl and CD.


Carmine Appice’s Guitar Zeus showcases the complete and prolific talents of many world-renown rock guitarists including Brian May, Slash, Neil Schon, Yngwie Malmsteen, Bruce Kulick, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Paul Gilbert, Mick Mars, Richie Sambora, Zakk Wylde, Bob Daisley, Dweezil Zappa, Vivian Campbell, Leslie West, Warren DeMartini, Steve Morse, Ty Tabor (Kings X), Ted Nugent, Dug Pinnick, John Norum and others…



The Guitar Zeus project, for me, was an amazing experience that has never been done before by a drummer, especially with so much talent on one album! You get your money’s worth! Writing all the songs with my band (Tony & Kelly) and then picking out songs for each guitarist was fun and a time-consuming process, especially coordinating everybody’s schedules and recording sessions.

Carmine Appice’s Guitar Zeus – Tracklisting:

“Mothers Space” (feat. Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal) + **
“Gonna Rain” (feat. Richie Sambora) + **
“4 Miles High” (feat. Steve Morse) +
“Nobody Knew” (feat. Brian May) + **
“Where You Belong (feat. Slash) +
“Out of Mind” (feat. Neal Schon) + **
“This Time Around (feat. Yngwie Malmsteen & Dug Pinnick) + **
“Nothing” (feat. John Norum) +
“Doin’ Fine” (feat Vivian Campbell) +
“Under the Moon and Sun” (feat. Mick Mars / Edgar Winter) + **
“Code 19” (feat. Zakk Wylde) + **
“Days Are Nights” (feat. Ted Nugent) + **
“Do Ya think I'm Sexy” (Sung by Carmine, feat. Pat Travers)
“Angels” (feat. Char)
“Guitar Zeus, Pt. 1” (feat Jennifer Batten)
“Safe” (feat. Neal Schon)
“Dead Wrong” (feat. Dweezil Zappa)
“Trippin’ Again” (feat. Ty Tabor)
“Even Up the Score” (feat. Ted Nugent)
“Dislocated” (feat. Paul Gilbert)
“Stash” (feat. Stevie Salas / John McEnroe)
“Perfect Day” (feat. Warren DeMartini)
“Killing Time” (feat. Ty Tabor)
“So Long” (feat. Doug Aldrich)
“My Own Advice” (feat Kenji Kitajima)
“Time to Set Alarms” (feat Elliot Easton / Bob Daisley)
“GZ Blues” (feat. Seymour Duncan / Steven Seagal)
“Guitar Zeus, Pt. 2” (feat. Leslie West / Jennifer Batten)
“Where you Belong” (feat Paul Gilbert)
“Cruzin” (feat. Denny Laine)
“Couldn’t Be Better” (Feat. RaiZi)
“Score” (Feat. Ted Nugent)
“Snake” (feat. Bruce Kulick)
+ CD Release
** Vinyl Release


From the opening note, one can tell this is going to be something special. I consider these drum tracks to be some of the best performances in my career, topped off with working with so many great guitarists and singers. The combination of players and song selection is something special with some of the tunes is out of the ordinary and ahead of their time!”
– Carmine Appice


About Carmine Appice:

As drummer for Vanilla Fudge, Carmine Appice set the grooves for the groundbreaking band's 1967 psychedelic debut, inadvertently inventing Stoner Rock in the process.



The Fudge had no precedent. The band was totally unique. No rock group, up until that point, had ever so lugubriously s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d out well-known pop tunes. Vanilla Fudge went on to tour with Jimi Hendrix, Cream and even had Led Zeppelin as an opening act.

Post-Fudge, Bogert, and Appice formed Cactus (seen as an influence on Van Halen & King's X). Post-Cactus, the rhythm section found Grammy-winning Guitar Hero Jeff Beck to form the first supergroup: Beck, Bogert & Appice.


One of the premier showmen in rock, Appice became known worldwide for his astonishing live performances and a highly sought-after session drummer, recording with countless artists throughout his career.

In 1976, he joined Rod Stewart’s band, touring, recording and writing two of Stewart’s biggest hits, "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" and "Young Turks.



He left Stewart to record his first solo album, Rockers, and tour Japan and North America with an all-star band. In 1978, Appice played drums on Paul Stanley’s first solo album.


In the early 1980s, he toured with Ozzy Osborne, Ted Nugent. In the mid '80s, he formed King Kobra for two Capitol albums and international touring. In the late ‘80s, Carmine played on Pink Floyd’s "Momentary Lapse of Reason and formed Blue Murder with Whitesnake's John Sykes and The Firm's Tony Franklin. In the early '90s, he pounded away soul-style for The Edgar Winter Group.

Carmine with Edgar Winter

As an educator, Carmine was the first to legitimize rock drumming with his landmark book, The Realistic Rock Drum Method, selling over 400,000 copies (now in dvd and ebook format).

He was the first Rock Drummer and Rock Musician to conduct instructional clinics and symposiums around the world, a tradition he continues.



In appreciation for his universal appeal, Los Angeles was one of four cities that have had "Carmine Appice Day.” In 1991, he was forever immortalized via his induction in cement to the Hollywood's Rock Walk (next to his idols, Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich).


In 2016 Carmine wrote an autobiography titled “Stick It” which appeared on Amazon’s “Best Sellers” list.

As a true artist, Carmine stretches the limits of his talents, always pursuing new experiences with a broad spectrum of musicians. His high standards have earned him the respect of the world's most admired performers as well as captivating the loyalty of legions of fans. He has reshaped the path of music education, redesigned the very instrument he plays, and recreates excitement with every performance.

Carmine Appice is, truly, a legendary Drummer!


1.06.2019

DENIZ TEK:THE MAKING OF LOST FOR WORDS

Deniz Tek (Photo: Anne Tek)

LOST FOR WORDS
Deniz Tek - guitarist, chief songwriter and founding member of legendary Australian band Radio Birdman - delivers Lost For Words, his third solo album for Career Records in five years.

Music for the imagined film. Action, Western, Surf, and Spy. Ten guitars led instrumentals with the studio band heard on his previous two albums, Detroit and Mean Old Twister.

Ric Parnell – drums (Spinal Tap, Atomic Rooster, The Deviants - many more)
Bob Brown – bass, production
Ron Sanchez - keyboards
The Fleshtones’ guitarist Keith Streng and Radio Birdman’s keyboardist Pip Hoyle joined them for the album sessions.

Produced by Bob Brown Recorded at GLEA Bozeman and Ships In Billings
Mixed by Andy "Mort" Bradley with Bob Brown and Deniz Tek at Wire Road, Houston, TX

THE MAKING OF “LOST FOR WORDS”
Deniz Tek

The best time to record is after a tour - the playing is as good as it is going to get, everything is working, and the studio is a nice change from the road.

I had toured hard with my live band in the spring of 2017 - skateboard stars Art and Steve Godoy, and guitarist Keith Streng from The Fleshtones. We played 30 concerts in 29 days across the Northeast USA and Europe. After a short rest, my wife Anne and I headed to Montana and I put the studio band together.

They were the same veteran players I had on my last two albums - Detroit and Mean Old Twister - Ric Parnell on drums, Bob Brown on bass, and Ron Sanchez on keyboards. Joining us was Keith Streng, from the touring band.

Keith, Bob and I rehearsed for a couple of days at Bob Brown’s “Ship’s In” studio in Billings, to get the guys familiar with the songs. On a sunny morning in August, we all climbed into Bob’s Volvo station wagon and headed for Bozeman - a drive west on I-90 over the mountains.

Bob Brown (photo: Anne Tek)

Ric took the bus east from his home in Missoula and met us at GLEA, the recording studio, which stands for “Gods Little Ear Acre”: the home of Ron Sanchez’ label, Career Records. We checked into an Air B&B and went over to the studio to sort out amps, get things miked up and get sounds happening. We had dinner and drinks at Ron’s and got ready to start recording early the next day.

Deniz, Keith Streng, Bob Brown (photo: Anne Tek)

Ric Parnell is the son of Jack Parnell, the legendary British jazz drummer - the only other drummer Buddy Rich is ever known to have praised, in an interview. Ric grew up in London, and played in the 70’s progressive rock band Atomic Rooster, before going on to work with many dozens of greats, including Jeff Beck, Ravi Shankar, The Deviants, Toni Basil, Bette Midler, Cher, etc ...

But Ric is best known for being in Spinal Tap, as the unfortunate drummer Mick Shrimpton who spontaneously combusted... and later as Mick’s twin, Rick.

Bob Brown played bass on my first solo tour in 1992, along with drummer Scott Asheton and Chris Masuak. I’ve been close friends with Bob and worked with him ever since.

Keith Streng (photo: Anne Tek)

Ron Sanchez, longtime friend, and label boss is the brain behind Donovan’s Brain. He engineered the sessions and played keyboards.
Keith Streng, guitarist and founding member of NYC’s Fleshtones, is a recent addition to my touring lineup.

He currently splits his time between Stockholm and NYC when he’s not on the road. He flew in for the sessions with a narrow window of time between other commitments.

The rest of us had worked long and hard rehearsing the songs, but not Ric. He doesn’t need to. It works like this. We are sitting in the studio. I say “OK, here’s how this next song goes.” I play it to him on guitar. He listens, thinks about it, and comes up with a beat.

Then we run through it a couple of times and he is ready to go. After a successful take, Ric goes outside for some “fresh air” meaning to smoke, and then in 15 minutes, we are down in the studio getting the next track together.

I played an 80’s Japanese Stratocaster, plugged directly into a Fender Blues Junior. I used no pedals or effects. We all sat in the room together and played all the songs live. One song, “It Shall Be Life”, has a fade - we even faded the song out live. “It Shall Be Life” is named after the famous line, spoken by Ten Bears at the end of the film “The Outlaw Josey Wales”.

Ric Parnell (Photo: Anne Tek)

During breaks, we loved listening to Ric’s stories. Aside from recounting his adventures with Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck and others, he enjoys talking about the making of Spinal Tap. I had always wondered how it could have been so accurate. Even though it’s meant to be a satire, the band situations depicted in the movie are astonishingly real.

I always figured that it couldn’t have been done without the actors being actual rock musicians, who had been through all of that stuff in real life. Ric says that the band improvised a lot of the script - I believe it.
All the basic tracks were recorded in two days.

Keith flew back to New York to play a gig at Yankee Stadium, and I spent an extra half day with Ric and Ron getting a few percussion parts done before Ric went home to Missoula. The following week, I recorded some guitar solos and added some acoustic and 12-string parts at Ship’s In with Bob.

One of the tunes is an instrumental version of Pip Hoyle’s song “Zeno Beach” from the 2006 Birdman album of the same name. I asked Pip to overdub keyboards on that, as well as on another tune “Vanished” which I had written for Radio Birdman, but never used. He generously recorded his parts in Sydney and sent them over.

Deniz Tek and Ron Sanchez (Photo: Anne Tek)

Erik Olson, the young genius multi-instrumentalist from Powell, Wyoming came to Ship’s In and played the fabulous sax solo on “Eddie Would Go”, a song about the fabled Hawaiian big wave surfer Eddie Aikau; and channeled Booker T. on Hammond B3 for the simple but killer groove in “Boneyard”.

Bob and I got together about six months later. I arrived in Billings in 15 below zero temperatures and blowing snow so deep that cars parked on the streets were half buried. Of course, we barbecued outside that night. We did some prep work and then went down to Houston to mix the album with Andy “Mort” Bradley.

Andy is a multiple Grammy nominee, having engineered or produced over 1000 albums in his career. He started out as a Radio Birdman roadie and sound man in 1977, and eventually became chief engineer and owner of Sugar Hill Recording Studio in Houston, where he and I worked on many albums together. (Sugar Hill is the oldest operating studio in America. Worldwide, only Abbey Road is older.)



Mort left Sugar Hill a couple of years ago and now freelances at Wire Road. That’s where we mixed Lost For Words. During the mixing sessions, an intern happened to be in the room at one point. She was probably 18 or 19 years old.

She asked, “Oh my God - is that surf music??” We confirmed that it was. These three old guys sitting around mixing a surf album, and this
kid is super enthusiastic about it. That was a good sign.

As a youngster at age 12, the first song I learned how to play on the guitar was “Walk Don’t Run”. Growing up I listened to and loved the Ventures, Ennio Morricone, The Shadows, Booker T and the MG’s and still do. I always wanted to make my own all-instrumental album. With the help of my friends, here it is. We’re all very happy with it.

I hope you are too. xDeniz

Other Deniz Tek LPs Available:

12.14.2018

KING ZEBRA: SWISS/AMERICAN HARD ROCK BAND HAS NEW RELEASE


Swiss hard rock band KING ZEBRA - featuring Eric St. Michaels (ex-CHINA) on vocals - have released a new digital single and music video for the song 'Like A Hurricane', taken from their forthcoming EP. The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/HnoRhbq7bRo



The track was recorded & mixed by V.O. Pulver (Gurd, Poltergeist) at Little Creek Studio and mastered by Dan Suter (Krokus, Shakra, Eluveitie) at Echochamber.

Single track:

1. Like A Hurricane


KING ZEBRA is:

Eric St. Michaels - Lead Vocals (ex-China)
Roman Lauer - Lead Guitars, Vocals
Jerry Napitupulu - Rhythm Guitars, Vocals
Michael Mutter - Bass, Vocals
Benjamin Grimm - Drums

It was 2012 that four longhaired lads from Zürich started a band that completely dedicated itself to the sound of 80’s Rock. More than 80 shows later they are more determined than ever to reach out to both old and new fans with their original high-powered Music.

They recorded their first album in 2013 at the famous Tonmanufaktur Studios in Zürich. They were bold enough to call it “Greatest Hits”.

Two years later with the help of V.O. Pulver (Gurd, Poltergeist, Pulver and Panzer) at Little Creek Studio they produced and eventually released the album Wild! Wild! Wild!.


Then after some internal changes in 2016 including the addition of a second guitarist, King Zebra had to say goodbye to it’s singer Tom Hoochy Coo. One year later, Eric St. Michaels joined. With Eric’s longtime career as front man and shouter for the rock band China, this native-born American from New Jersey brought a distinctive voice and has contributed significantly to the newly defined sound of King Zebra. The first release with the new lead singer was called "Bad Idea".

In 2018 will find Eric St. Michaels, Lauer, Jerry, Ben and Michael on stage together and ready for action. Ladies and gentlemen, we loud & proudly present: King Zebra!

www.facebook.com/KINGZEBRA.band
www.kingzebra.ch

10.10.2018

25TH ANNIVERSARY ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME CONCERTS ON VINYL!


"THE BIG MOTHER OF ALL ROCK CONCERTS[1]",
FEATURING A WHO'S WHO OF ROCK AND ROLL
MAKES ITS VINYL DEBUT ON OCTOBER 19

THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY ROCK & ROLL
HALL OF FAME CONCERTS: NIGHT 2, VOLUME 1

Pressed onto 180 Gram Vinyl, the Collectible Album ($24.98), Available
For the Very First Time as an LP, Features Ten Blistering Live Performances
from U2, Mick Jagger, Metallica, Jeff Beck, Bruce Springsteen and More!

Fairfax, VA (October 10, 2018) - The date: October 29th and 30th, 2009. The event: rock 'n' roll royalty held court at Madison Square Garden for what the Philadelphia Inquirer called "the big mother of all rock concerts."

The legendary, history-making concert -- featuring a who's who of rock from the '50s to the '90s -- including artists performing together in unprecedented combinations that will most likely never be witnessed again can be found on THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME CONCERTS: NIGHT 2, VOLUME 1, a brand-new vinyl release exclusively fromTime Life and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Being released to vinyl for the very first time, THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME CONCERTS: NIGHT 2, VOLUME 1 features 10 performances from the second night of the critically-acclaimed and highly-rated HBO special, winner of the Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing. Available for lovers of classic rock everywhere just in time for the holidays, the limited-edition 180 gram pressing will be available on October 19 and priced to add to every music collection for $24.98srp.

Highlights include:

Mick Jagger and Fergie in a blistering version of the Stones' classic "Gimme Shelter," with U2 as the backing band
U2 invites Bruce Springsteen to join the band on their song "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
Ozzy Osbourne rocks with Metallica on the Black Sabbath classic "Iron Man"
Plus Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Guy, Lou Reed, Ray Davies, Patti Smith, Black Eyed Peas and Billy Gibbons and more!

THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME CONCERTS: NIGHT 2, VOLUME 1


Format: Vinyl LP
Run time: 40:42
Genre: Classic Rock

Track Listing:

Side One
"Great Balls of Fire" -- Jerry Lee Lewis (1:56)
"People Get Ready" -- Jeff Beck with Sting (4:33)
"A Day In a Life" -- Jeff Beck (4:45)
"Sweet Jane" -- Metallica with Lou Reed (4:57)
"For Whom the Bell Tolls" -- Metallica (4:26)

Side Two
"Iron Man" -- Metallica with Ozzy Osbourne (3:06)
"Vertigo" -- U2 (3:57)
"Because the Night" -- U2 with Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith and Roy Bittan (4:20)
"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" -- U2 with Bruce Springsteen (5:42)
"Gimme Shelter" -- U2 with Mick Jagger, Fergie and will.i.am (5:00)
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