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Legendary US melodic power metal band Vicious Rumors new ‘Celebration Decay’ Studio Album Released August 21st 2020 on Steamhammer/SPV

Seminal US Bay Area melodic power metal band Vicious Rumors are set to unleash their searing new studio album Celebration Decay on August 21st, 2020 as a Digi-Pak CD, double gatefold red vinyl LP with printed inner sleeves, download and stream. The follow-up to 2016’s highly acclaimed Concussion Protocol offering, Celebration Decay, Vicious Rumors’ thirteenth..

DEREK SHERINIAN launches ‘Empyrean Sky’, first track from new album ‘The Phoenix’

World acclaimed keyboardist Derek Sherinian, (Sons of Apollo, Black Country Communion), one of the most significant keyboard players of the modern era, recently announced the release of his new solo album The Phoenix on the 18th September 2020, his first since 2011’s Oceana. Derek comments: "I truly feel that this is my best solo record to date. Simon and..

Arena announce new lineup with Damian Wilson

Arena has parted ways with singer Paul Manzi, as announced on their official page 13 July: It is with sadness that we will be parting ways with singer Paul Manzi.He has been with us for ten years, three studio albums and a lot of touring, but these commitments, particularly the touring, were becoming a strain..

Kyros – Isolation gigs, interview

Readers will recall the recent review of Kyros' latest album Celexa Dreams, launched in June of this year. It received positive reviews throughout the music press rock, demonstrating a skillful mix of Alt-Rock, Electronic Rock and Art Rock with heavy leanings towards Prog Rock. The band have cited influences as diverse as Porcupine Tree, Kate Bush, Muse, Radiohead, Rush, CHVRCHES, The Dear Hunter, Duran Duran, Trevor Horn, IQ, Spock’s..

Heathen discuss new single ‘The Blight’ in album trailer. Pre-order available

Bay Area thrash legends HEATHEN recently revealed their fourth studio album entitled, Empire of the Blind, will be released on September 18th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has released the first album trailer. HEATHEN comments: "We are very pleased to announce Empire of the Blind! It's been another 10 years but we are finally back with a new HEATHEN album. Fine wine takes..

NEAL MORSE ANNOUNCES NEW SOLO CONCEPT ALBUM

Neal Morse is pleased to announce the release of Sola Gratia, his new solo progressive rock concept album, on the 11th September 2020. Originating from a seed planted in his mind about writing a record based on the apostle Paul, Sola Gratia quickly came together at the beginning of 2020. The album sees Neal working with long-time..

Music Venues Trust and #SAVEOURVENUES Campaign – Support from Marshalls Amps, T-shirt launched to raise funds

In partnership with the Music Venue Trust, Marshall Amplification have launched a special t-shirt as part of their support of the #saveourvenues campaign. All proceeds from the t-shirt will help fund grassroots music venues through the continued economic threats and challenges they face. Taken from UK rockers Bad Touch's latest single, a rock and roll cover of Kiki Dee's 1974 hit I've Got..