Wednesday 28 February 2018

Zodiac Panthers - Primal Astrology

Crazed, stripped-down glitter/gutter rock from North Carolina. ZODIAC PANTHERS with their new single and video "Primal Astrology" shaking life in any old skeleton, even the old relics of RAMONES wake to life when the rythms of this trio lets loose.

On hitting play the listener is immediately drawn to the best of CBGBs on the late ’70s with the carefree low slung guitar and bass combinations pumped along by a busy drumkit with the slurried vocal rounding out the sound.

Appropriately all over in less than two and three quarters, such is its infectious nature the audience finds themselves chanting along with the chorus on first play through.

This is pure rock’n’roll, what else is needed?

Primal garage punk band from Wilmington, NC featuring husband and wife, Johnny and Angela Yeagher.

Vocals/Guitar - Johnny
Drums/Backing Vocals - Angela
Bass - Doug "Goose" Duncan

Today's tune "Primal Astrology", Video clip taken from the movie Bad Batch, enjoy!

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Tuesday 27 February 2018

Converge - A Single Tear

"Five years since their last release, CONVERGE returned with "The Dusk In Us" last year, a brutal but beautiful album that shows the band’s artistic evolution while still capturing their classic sound.

"The Dusk In Us" is the ninth full-length from the Boston-based music innovators that consists of vocalist Jacob Bannon, guitarist Kurt Ballou, bassist Nate Newton and drummer Ben Koller.

CONVERGE formed in Massachusetts in 1990, then made their debut with 1994’s "Halo in a Haystack". Soon regarded as pioneers within the aggressive music arena, the band had a major breakthrough with their landmark 2001 album release "Jane Doe" praised as “iconic” by the A.V. Club (who also noted that Jane Doe “reaches canonical status with every re-listen”). "The Dusk In Us" arrives as the follow-up to 2012’s "All We Love We Leave Behind", an album that "Consequence Of Sound" called “as skull-cleaving as it is beautiful” and that made its way onto Pitchfork’s Best New Music list.

Today's tune and the album-opening "A Single Tear", where we get some energetic drums, caustic riffs and a harsh screaming vocals.  The tune is about becoming a parent, and the perspective and strength it can give.  Enjoy!

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Monday 26 February 2018

Cloak - To Venomous Depths

Monday and it's time for "Record Of The Week"

CLOAK is a four piece black metal/rock band, hailing from the city Atlanta, Georgia in the deep South of the USA. "To Venomous Depths" is the bands latest album and was released on November the 10th last year.

The band is very influenced by Nordic black metal and they blend it with some melodic rock to create their own style. The outcome is groovy with a catchy sound of dispelling darkness that somehow suits great here. Some quick reference could be the Swedish TRIBULATION.

"To Venomous Depths" have all the essential elements to make this an interesting work to enjoy as a metalhead. Great guitar compositions from Scott Taysom and Max Brigham, groovy bass licks by Matt Scott, dynamic drumming from Sean Bruneau and organic vocals from Scott Taysom makes the music sound powerful and dark. The album opens softly with a piano on "To Venomous Depth / Where No Light Shines" before the remaining ensemble steps into the spotlight. A clear bass line, cleaver guitar riffs, great drumming and a powerful vocals introduce the band and the standard on what to follow. The ground base continues on "Within The Timeless Black", the tune is creative and memorable, really fun track. "The Hunger" is a heavy piece, with black metal running in the veins. "Beyond The Veil" is very intense tune, melodic and very groovy. "Death Posture" is a glooming and slow piece, amazing solo on the tune. The doomish and spectacular melody tune "In The Darkness, The Path" to the riffage monster "Forever Burned". "Passage" with some somber harmonies until the album closes pretty dramatic with "Deep End".

Sum: "To Venomous Depths" is a great melodic black n' roll album that suits most metalheads, it should not be missed.

A nice clear Vinyl version. 

Thanks to Robert Sandström for the tip!

Today's tune "The Hunger" is taken from "To Venomous Depths", enjoy!

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Sunday 25 February 2018

The Insect Trust - Special Rider Blues

Sunday, time for a classic.

One of the more interesting one-shot bands from the end of the sixties is the American freak-folk group THE INSECT TRUST. The band took its name from William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch and featured John Fahey protégé Bill Barth, Greenwich Village folk mainstay guitarist/songwriter Luke Faust and writer/critic/ethnomusicologist Robert Palmer, who played alto sax and clarinet.

The group only stuck together for two albums before dispersing, but THE INSECT TRUST didn't just sound good in the late Sixties: The reissue of their sophomore LP Hoboken Saturday Night earned four stars in a David Fricke-penned 2005 review, adding that bands like THE INSECT TRUST inspired rock critic Greil Marcus to create the phrase "old weird America." Faust was later praised in a passage in Bob Dylan's Chronicles. Palmer passed in 2007, but an anthology of his writing, Blues & Chaos: The Music Writing of Robert Palmer, was released in 2009.

Today's tune "Special Rider Blues" is taken from the bands self-titled 1968 debut on Capitol. The music ranges from surreal folk-rock (à la the HOLY MODAL ROUNDERS and FUGS), to Booker T.-like pop-soul, to flat-out free jazz.

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Saturday 24 February 2018

Purson - Leaning On A Bear

The England’s PURSON released their debut album "The Circle and the Blur Door", already 2013.

The great and very melodic piece of classic rock is the lead single and today's tune "Leaning On A Bear", see it below.

PURSON is led by enigmatic vocalist/guitarist Rosalie Cunningham which creates a magic vibe with her vocals around the trippy and psychedelic sound that the band puts together.

Rosalie Cunningham – Vocals, Lead Guitar
George Hudson – Guitars
Samuel Shove – Organ, Mellotron, Wurlitzer
Barnaby Maddick – Bass, BVs
Jack Hobbs – Drums

Todays tune "Leaning on a Bear" is the first single from the "The Circle And The Blue Door", to be released 29th April 2013. The video is directed by Chris Martin and edited by William Cunningham. Rosalie Cunningham states that on the video: “We found this great place in Brixton, South London called Cafe Cairo that looks as though it has been transplanted there from the souk in Marrakesh. It was just perfect for a PURSON video, so we invited some friends along, hung out, and played. Chris Martin shot and edited the video and my brother, William, treated the footage and added the trippy effects”

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Friday 23 February 2018

Mount Salem - Lucid

From Chicago Illinois we find the Rock n' Roll/Doom band MOUNT SALEM, they were formed in the summer of 2012. Their debut album "Endless" was released 4th Mars 2014 at Metal Blade. Hopefully a follow up will come soon.

MOUNT SALEM is playing an psychedelic doom rock with a droning and spellbound nightmarish feeling. The riffage are influenced by classic bands like BLACK SABBATH and PENTAGRAM.

The band consists of:

Emily Kopplin - vocals & organ
Kyle Morrison - guitar
Mark Hewett - bass
Cody Davidson - drums

Today's tune "Lucid", taken from the album "Endless". The Video is Directed by Dave Skwarczek -

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Thursday 22 February 2018

Psychedelic Witchcraft - Rising On The Edge

PSYCHEDELIC WITCHCRAFT was born by the hands of the ancients gods of Blues and Doom, living through the imaginary of Occult and Witchcraft, with psychedelic colors and emotions. Inspired by the sounds and the pictures of an almost lost Era.

PSYCHEDELIC WITCHCRAFT was formed in 2015 led by Italian singer Virginia Monti as a the main songwriter. Her vocals has a mesmerising, smokey snarl feeling along with the bluesy and rocky guitarist Jacopo Fallai. The rythm section consist of the bass player Riccardo Giuffrè and the drummer Mirko Buia.

Life, Occult,'70s music and everything that moves our souls and bones.

Today's tune "Rising On The Edge" is taken from the second album "Sound of the Wind", released November 3rd 2017. enjoy!d 2017.

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Wednesday 21 February 2018

Electric Citizen - Misery Keeper

ELECTRIC CITIZEN are based in Cincinnati and signed to California based heavyweight, RidingEasy Records, ELECTRIC CITIZEN has spent the last several years touring the world headlining and opening for acts like KING DIAMOND, PENTAGRAM, THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN, FU MANCHU, BUDOS BAND, CHARLES BRADLEY, JOAN JETT, WOLFMOTHER and playing renowned festivals like Psycho Las Vegas, Psycho California and Desert Fest Belgium.

. 📷 by Steven Levas

After bursting to the American heavy rock forefront with their 2014 debut album, Sateen, Electric Citizen released their second album, Higher Time in 2016; a breakout moment for the band as a whole and for vocalist Laura Dolan. Like its predecessor, Higher Time was recorded at The Diamonds studio in Cincinnati by Brian Olive (The Greenhornes, Dan Auerbach, Dr. John, etc.), and in search of an even more expansive feel, Laura, Ross and Brian traveled to mix alongside Black Keys engineer Collin Dupuis at Easy Eye in Nashville, TN.

ELECTRIC CITIZEN branch out with stage-born assurance across a collection of definitive rock ‘n’ roll. It is a bold, complete sound that sacrifices nothing of the band’s on-stage energy and clearly demonstrates that while their progression has been quick, it’s been hard won the traditional way: They worked their collective ass off. ELECTRIC CITIZEN brazenly refuse to be pigeonholed and craft a style that, like every stage they step onto, is completely their own. Look for them on the road in North America and Europe throughout 2018 and beyond.

Today's tune "Misery Keeper" taken from the bands latest release "Higher Time", enjoy!

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Tuesday 20 February 2018

Drive By Wire - Where Have You Been

On "Where Have You Been" the Dutch steamy rockers DRIVE BY WIRE offer you an intriguing and unique mixture of fuzz-laden heavy rock grooves accompanied by the trippy, hazy vocals of energetic front woman Simone Holsbeek.

A trip through a desolate desert landscape, the swampy river delta, home to the band, '70s hardrock and psychedelia. DRIVE BY WIRE manages to distill these inspirations into a warm organic sound with the urgency of '90s grunge, the contagious riff-driven groove of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and delicious hypnotic heavy-ness such as BLACK SABBATH.

DRIVE BY WIRE Consist of:

Simone Holsbeek
Alwin Wubben
Jerome Miedendorp de Bie
Marcel Zerb

Today's tune "Where Have You Been" taken from the latest album "Spellbound", please don't just stand there, click on the video or the Spotify link for god sake, enjoy!

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Monday 19 February 2018

Jess and the Ancient Ones - The Horse and Other Weird Tales

Monday, time to introduce "Record Of The Week".

Third time around for JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES (JATAO) on Tune Of The Day as "Record Of The Week", the female fronted finish occult retro rock band with their latest and third release "The Horse and Other Weird Tales", an album that was released last year on Svart Records on December 1st. Busy time when it arrived, all the focus was to sort out all the other releases, so it falled behind a little. Now it has got some air time, been spinning at work, at home, in the car mixed with other new records but I always returned to it and that is a very good sign.

On "The Horse and Other Weird Tales" they continue on the same highway as they painted on "Second Psychedelic Coming: The Aquarius Tapes", but with a mystery trip to the psychedelic side of the sixties, with a more modern view point. The album is very groovy and organic and it's produced a very old fashioned album, 9 tunes and 31 minutes, recorded and mixed together with their live sound engineer.

Jess vocals is absolutely stunning, with high brilliance she dives into the mysterious depths, swirls one on her finger so you get absolutely mesmerize and disappear into the myst. The musical partners she have are amazing to capture the timezone and with a intelligence and accessibility with a lot of variety to keep it interest all the way.

From the opening chords to first sentences in the first tune "Death Is The Doors" the path for this record is set. Intro with a 60's horror movie theme and psychedelic keyboards aka THE DOORS slowly walks to the door and unlocks it and the tune swings to a quicker melody pattern by the rhythm section, catchy and amazing sining by Jess.
"Shining" is a groovy piece, keys is still strong here, catchy chorus and very colourful guitars makes it very hard to sit still.
A groovy bass line opens up the rocker "Your Exploding Heads", still with a 60's touch and a hell of a swing.
One of the albums longest tune, just over 7 minutes "You And Eyes", starts with a powerful soft vocals by Jess and it builds up as long the journey goes, psychedelic keys with smokey distorted guitars makes this a epic piece of music.
The albums shortest tune is up next "Radio Aquarius", ticks in under 2 minutes, radio propaganda with nice background music by the band.
"Return To Hallucinate" is a trippy piece with absolutly stunning vocals performance by Jess, with total control and incredible range she masters with fearless every inch of vocal space in the tune.
"(Here Comes) The Rainbow Mouth" with a great bassline, groovy melody, catchy guitars and of course Jess.
"Minotaure", Jess again, puh, I'm totally blown away here, 60's psychedelic rock with racing key riffs and a bass riff that kills, groovy like a beast.
The album ends with the longest paper back novel "Anyway The Minds Flow" have traces of everything on the album.

The tune references J.D. Salinger’s, "The Catcher In the Rye" and includes audio recordings of Mark Chapman, the man who murdered the late Beatles, John Lennon. Mark Chapman has gone on the record stating that "The Catcher in the Rye" inspired him to kill Lennon. Chapman believed Lennon to be a “phony”, with the song “Imagine” having the line about having no possessions while he himself was a wealthy man. This is a complex subject because John Lennon came from a very meager and humble background in a poor part of Liverpool, England, and as a self-made man he understood the fight to better oneself. “Anyway The Minds Flow” discusses the parallels between reality and what is assumed, and the fine line between the truth and misinterpretation.
A lovely red version of the vinyl.

The summery of this album: A excellent ride into the void of 60's psychedelic occult heavy rock.

Today's tune "You and Eyes", taken from "The Horse and Other Weird Tales", the clip is live at Tombstoned, Kuudes Linja/Helsinki/Finland January 20th 2018, enjoy!

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Sunday 18 February 2018

Nelson - After the Rain

Sunday, time for a classic.

NELSON is an American rock band founded by singer/songwriters Matthew and Gunnar Nelson (twin sons of Ricky Nelson and Kristin Nelson). The band achieved success during the early 1990s with their double platinum debut album After the Rain, which featured the number-one hit "(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection".

NELSON members:

Matthew Nelson – lead and back-up vocals, bass, electric, 12-string, and acoustic guitars,
Gunnar Nelson – lead and back-up vocals, rhythm, 12-string,
Brett Garsed – all intercontinental lead guitars, rhythm, acoustic 6 and 12-strings, back-up vocals,
Paul Mirkovich – all keyboards, grand piano, strings, back-up vocals,
Bobby Rock – drums,
Joey Cathcart – additional vocals and instrumental expertise

Video of the song that gives name to the production of the NELSON brothers in 1990, this song came to Guinness Book of Records after to be the third generation of his family to have a record in a number one of charts.

After finishing the touring cycle for "After the Rain", the band found themselves in massive debt despite the album's success. NELSON returned to the studio and recorded their second album, Imaginator, but it was rejected by their producer and the label for being too dark and heavy. Shelving that album, the band recorded a new collection of songs which became their second release "Because They Can" 5 years after their debut in 1995. By this time fans had moved on, and the record failed to chart, bringing to NELSONs relationship with the label to an end.

Enjoy today's tune!

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Saturday 17 February 2018

Greybeards - Fast Asleep

Since formed in 2012, GREYBEARDS have been a hard working force of nature from Gävle, Sweden. With the release of their debut album "Longing to Fly" and recent touring in Europe and China, GREYBEARDS have proven themselves to be a jaw-dropping live act. Blood, sweat and tears are shed during their hard rocking, honest and energetic live shows.

GREYBEARDS are going to released their second album "For the Wilder Minds" at Attitude Recordings on May 4th, behind the record we find the producer Chips Kiesby (SATOR, THE HELLACOPTERS, MILLENCOLIN).

GREYBEARDS consists of:

Vocals, Guitar / OLLE WESTLUND

Today's tune "Fast Asleep" taken from the second album "For the Wilder Minds" is recorded at Sound Society Solutions in Gävle, Produced by Chips Kiesbye. Video made by Jacky Fonteles Eriksson

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Friday 16 February 2018

Dukes Of The Orient - Seasons Will Change

What do you get when you match a Brit from London who loves American AOR with an American from California who grew up on British Prog? DUKES OF THE ORIENT is the masterful pairing of vocalist John Payne (ex-ASIA, GPS) with keyboardist Erik Norlander (LAST IN LINE, LANA LANE) who now present their eponymous debut album, ten years in the making. Payne’s powerful arena-seasoned vocals carry soaring melodies and lush harmonies over the sea of classic synthesizers and keyboards artfully painted with Norlander’s signature sonic palette.

The two are backed by a world-renown ensemble of top musicians including Jeff Kollman, Guthrie Govan, Moni Scaria and Bruce Bouillet on guitar and Jay Schellen on drums. Payne provides bass guitar and additional lead and rhythm guitar parts to complete the audiophile production. The album was mixed on a traditional analog console to preserve and enhance the natural depth, clarity and soul of the tracks with great care taken to avoid over-compression, extreme equalization and distortion.

DUKES OF THE ORIENT has its origins in 2007 as “ASIA Featuring John Payne,” a band that continued on after ASIA keyboardist, Geoff Downes, left to re-form the original 1982 lineup. Payne recruited Norlander to join Guthrie Govan and Jay Schellen for tour dates in the US and initial recordings, some of which endured to appear on the DUKES OF THE ORIENT album here. Govan left the band to form THE ARISTOCRATS and was replaced by guitarist Bruce Bouillet followed by Jeff Kollman and Moni Scaria. The final lineup resulted in the track, “Seasons Will Change,” released as a video in 2013 and also now appears on the DUKES OF THE ORIENT album. Following the death of original ASIA vocalist, John Wetton, in early 2017, Payne and Norlander decided that these recordings should give birth to a new band, both out of respect for Wetton and for clarity with the Downes-led “ASIA”.

DUKES OF THE ORIENT releases their eponymous debut album with stunning cover art by Rodney Matthews on February 23, 2018 with select tour dates to follow.

Enjoy today's tune "Seasons Will Change".

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Thursday 15 February 2018

God Is An Astronaut - Frozen Twilight

GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT are a 3 piece post-rock band who hail from Glen of the Downs, Ireland, formed in 2002 by Niels and Torsten Kinsella. Their style employs elements of electronic music, krautrock, and space rock, reminiscent of Tangerine Dream. The band currently consists of Niels and Torsten Kinsella and Lloyd Hanney.

Ever since forming 16 years ago, Irish trio GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT has reigned as one of the premier instrumental groups. With its fusion of intense rock instrumentation, ethereal and emotional soundscapes, awe-inspiring dynamics and transfixing melodies.

Each of their prior releases has offered a breath taking sonic journey, and their ninth emotive opus "Epitaph" is set to be release Apr 27, 2018. The amazing cover artwork was painted by French artist Fursy Teyssier. Who has been behind the art of AMESOEURS self titled LP, LES DISCRETS "Virée Nocturne", ALCEST "Autre Temps" among others.

While we are waiting for the new album to be released, we take a nice tune from their previous works.

Today's tune "Frozen Twilight" is taken from the third release and first EP "A Moment of Stillness", released 21 August 2006, enjoy!

EPITAPH European Tour 2018

28.04. B Antwerp Zappa
29.04. D Köln Gebäude 9
30.04. D Berlin Columbia Theater
01.05. PL Warsaw Progresja
03.05. A Wien Szene
04.05. D München Feierwerk
05.05. I Milan Fabrique
06.05. I Bologna Estragon
07.05. I Rome Orion
09.05. E Barcelona Razzmatazz 2
10.05. E Madrid Caracol
12.05. F Lyon Ninkasi Kao
13.05. F Paris Trabendo
14.05. F Colmar Grillen
15.05. NL Utrecht Pandora
17.05. UK London Electric Brixton
18.05. UK Glasgow Classic Grand
20.05. UK Manchester Club Academy

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Wednesday 14 February 2018

Type O Negative - Love You To Death

Valentines day, a day when you date your sweetheart, give her flowers, buy her a gift, diamond ring, chocolate and dinner. I have booked table at a very good restaurant where we will spend this evening, eating good food, drink something really good and keep the romance at the top :)

Todays't tune “Love You to Death” is a tune by TYPE O NEGATIVE, With lyrics about a man trying to prove himself as a worthy lover, the late Peter Steele wrote many dark songs with themes of romance, depression and death, leading the band to be nicknamed “The Drab Four.”

The tune is taken from the fourth studio album "October Rust". It was released in 1996. The album has more ballads and less of the doom metal sound of previous or subsequent albums. It also features a much heavier cover of Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl."

It is the first of the band's albums with a "joke intro"; in this case, the intro, "Bad Ground", is 38 seconds of low-level buzzing, meant to sound as if the listener's speakers are incorrectly plugged in. The second and fifteenth tracks are humorous untitled intros and outros to the album, respectively, with the band downplaying the recording of the album. Another production technique employed on the album is the use of very abrupt endings and segues to a few of the songs, like "Green Man", "Red Water" and "Haunted".

Happy Valentines days folks.

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Tuesday 13 February 2018

Papa Roach - Born For Greatness

PAPA ROACH has released a new music video for "Born For Greatness". The track is taken from the band's ninth studio album, "Crooked Teeth", which was released last May.

Featuring galvanizing performances from Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham, Jen Bricker and Jean Sok — three talented individuals who refuse to be limited by physical challenges — the clip is a testament to the limitless possibilities within all of us.

"This video is to showcase to the world that no matter your struggle and/or adversity, you are born for greatness," says PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix.

Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham was born with spina bifida, a birth defect of the spinal cord. Fotheringham has gone on to become a professional WCMX (wheelchair motocross) athlete. He completed the first ever wheelchair front flip while touring the world with Nitro Circus.

Jen Bricker was born without legs and her heart on the opposite side of her chest. "Never say can't" is her motto. The professional aerialist has toured the world and performed with global superstars, including Britney Spears.

Jean Sok is a breakdancer with only one leg. Employing "b-boy" style techniques, Sok incorporates his crutches into his moves, using them as an extension of his arms. He gained international acclaim as a performer for Cirque Du Soliel's "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour" and "Michael Jackson One".

PAPA ROACH will tour with A DAY TO REMEMBER in February and March before launching a North American headline tour with support from NOTHING MORE and ESCAPE THE FATE on April 5, see the dates below.

Today's tune "Born For Greatness" is taken from the new album "Crooked Teeth". Video Directed By: Bryson Roatch

Upcoming Tourdates:


FEB 20 TUE DeltaPlex Grand Rapids, MI *
FEB 22 THU Arvest Bank Theatre Kansas City, MO *
FEB 23 FRI Chaifetz Arena St Louis, MO *
FEB 24 SAT UIC Pavilion Chicago, IL *
FEB 27 TUE The Great Saltair Salt Lake City, UT *
FEB 28 WED The Joint Las Vegas, NV *
MAR 2 FRI San Francisco Armory San Francisco, CA *
MAR 3 SAT NOS Events Center Wage War Crown The Empire Volumes San Bernardino, CA *
MAR 4 SUN Mesa Amphitheatre Mesa, AZ *
MAR 6 TUE Sunken Garden Theatre San Antonio, TX *
MAR 7 WED The Bomb Factory Dallas, TX *
MAR 8 THU The Joy Theater New Orleans, LA *
MAR 12 MON Hammerstein Ballroom New York, NY *
MAR 13 TUE UMBC Fieldhouse Baltimore, MD *
MAR 15 THU Tsongas Center Lowell, MA *
MAR 16 FRI PPL Center Allentown, PA *
MAR 17 SAT Peterson Events Center Pittsburgh, PA *
MAR 19 MON Coca-Cola Roxy Atlanta, GA *
MAR 20 TUE St. Augustine Amphitheatre St. Augustine, FL *
APR 5 THU The Ritz Nothing More Escape the Fate Raleigh, NC #
APR 7 SAT House Of Blues North Myrtle Beach, SC #
APR 8 SUN The Fillmore Charlotte, NC #
APR 10 TUE The Paramount Huntington, NY #
APR 11 WED Wellmont Theater Montclair, NJ #
APR 13 FRI State Theater Portland, ME #
APR 14 SAT Metropolis Montréal, Canada #
APR 17 TUE The Grand Theater Quebec, Canada #
APR 18 WED Main Street Armory Rochester, NY #
APR 19 THU The Fillmore Detroit, MI #
APR 21 SAT Agora Cleveland, OH #
APR 22 SUN The Egyptian Indianapolis, IN #
APR 24 TUE Mercury Ballroom Louisville, KY #
APR 26 THU 7 Flags Event Center Des Moines, IA #
APR 27 FRI The District Sioux Falls, SD #
APR 29 SUN Burton Cummings Winnipeg, Canada #
MAY 1 TUE Conexus Arts Centre Regina, Canada #
MAY 2 WED Grey Eagle Rocky View County, Canada #
MAY 4 FRI Showbox SoDo Seattle, WA #
MAY 5 SAT Roseland Portland, OR #
MAY 7 MON Woodward Park Amphitheatre Fresno, CA #
MAY 9 WED El Rey Albuquerque, NM #
MAY 11 FRI Brady Theatre Tulsa, OK #
MAY 12 SAT Revention Houston, TX #
MAY 13 SUN Concrete Street Pavillion Corpus Christi, TX
AUG 24 FRI Reload Festival Sulingen, Germany
AUG 25 SAT Reload Festival Sulingen, Germany

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Monday 12 February 2018

Magnum - Lost On The Road To Eternity

Monday, new week, time to introduce "Record Of The Week"

The British rockers have released their 20th studio recording "Lost On The Road To Eternity" by the group MAGNUM surrounding founder members Bob Catley (vocals) and Tony Clarkin (guitar) since their 1978 debut "Kingdom Of Madness". At the same time, Clarkin, Catley and bassist Al Barrow are set to introduce their current line-up featuring new additions Rick Benton (keyboards) and Lee Morris (drums). Benton joined the MAGNUM camp in December 2016 to replace long-standing member Mark Stanway, while Morris took over from Harry James only a few months ago.

"Lost On The Road To Eternity" sees British hard rock band MAGNUM celebrate a very special anniversary in 2018.

40 years as a rock band is pretty awesome, not many band reach that milestone. And in that time, since their debut record, they have made their own sound, you could say that they earned the right to a "MAGNUM” sound, like AC/DC sounds like AC/DC, IRON MAIDEN sounds like IRON MAIDEN and so on. "Lost On The Road To Eternity" sounds... well MAGNUM!

The album contains eleven new songs, among them the first single release "Without Love", a tune that doesn’t sound like classic MAGNUM, but you will recognize Bob Catley peculiar voice. Even the sound and melody doesn’t follow the typical melodic pattern, instead it flows on a groovy cloud with a funky beat, not bad at all, I do like this step outside the ordinary comfort zone. The title tune "Lost On The Road To Eternity" features vocals from both Bob Catley and Tobias Sammet (EDGUY & AVANTASIA), kinda natural for him to contribute here as they have been working together on AVANTASIA. It’s a fantastic powerful tune! "Show Me Your Hands" is a bouncy modern MAGNUM classic. Beautiful keys by Benton starts "Storm Baby", a softer approach before the tempo rises for a time until it sets back to it's originally beauty. "Peaches and Cream" is a catchy, gentle and very melodic piece, and the opposite of the right sublime tune "Welcome to the Cosmic Cabaret" where the melodic parts really flows out from the classic template that MAGNUM usually adopts, a song that certainly would have been significantly longer, but unfortunately, shortened to only 8 minutes, sad, why not give it all. The song is a piece of art, could easy be the theme for the cover of the album. "Tell Me What You’ve Got to Say" follows the more classic style, powerful melody with wonderful low chugging riff. "Ya Wanna Be Someone" is a straight catchy rocker. "Forbidden Masquerade" continues in the more classic MAGNUM template, great singing, great melody and great guitar playing. Keys and Guitars opens up "Glory to Ashes", an half paced powerful piece, with amazing playing and fine poetic vocals. "King of the World" closes this package grandiose, bluesy licks with big choruses.

The release will once again be complemented by Rodney Matthews's atmospheric cover artwork.


"Lost On The Road To Eternity" is remarkable consistency album by this British institution, absolutely well worth revisiting!

MAGNUM are scheduled to embark on a major European tour from January to April 2018, see all the dates below.

Today's tune "Without Love" is taken from "Lost On The Road To Eternity", released 19 January 2018.


26.01.18 GB-Minehead – Giants Of Rock
20.02.18 GB-Bristol – Trinity
21.02.18 GB-Cardiff – Tramshed
23.02.18 GB-Holmfirth – Picturedome
24.02.18 GB-Manchester – Academy 2
25.02.18 GB-Hull – Welly
26.02.18 GB-Aberdeen – Garage
27.02.18 GB-Glasgow – Garage
01.03.18 GB-Belfast – Limelight
02.03.18 GB-Birmingham – Town Hall
04.03.18 GB-Preston – Guildhall
05.03.18 GB-Nottingham – Rock City
07.03.18 GB-Leamington – Assembly
08.03.18 GB-Cambridge – Junction
09.03.18 GB-London – Islington Assembly Hall
11.03.18 GB-Southampton – Engine Room
12.03.18 GB-Brighton – Old Market
14.03.18 NL-Leiden – Gebr de Nobel
16.03.18 SE-Stockholm – Fryshuset Klubben
17.03.18 NO-Oslo – John Dee
18.03.18 SE-Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
19.03.18 SE-Malmoe – KB
21.03.18 D-Munich – Ampere
23.03.18 D-Nuremberg – Der Hirsch
24.03.18 D-Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
25.03.18 D-Berlin – Columbia Theater
27.03.18 D-Bonn – Harmonie
28.03.18 D-Stuttgart – Im Wizemann
29.03.18 D-Freiburg – Jazzhaus
31.03.18 D-Wuppertal – Live Club Barmen
01.04.18 NL-Uden – De Pul
03.04.18 D-Leipzig – Werk 2
04.04.18 D-Hamburg – Fabrik
05.04.18 D-Bremen – Aladin
07.04.18 D-Neuruppin – Kulturhaus
08.04.18 PL-Bydgoszcz – Klub Kuzinia
10.04.18 CZ-Prague – Nova Chemelnice
11.04.18 D-Memmingen – Kaminwerk
12.04.18 CH-Pratteln – Z7
13.04.18 I-Milano – Legend
15.04.18 E-Barcelona – Bikini
16.04.18 E-Madrid – But

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