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Friday, October 22, 2010

Rock News for Friday 22nd October, 2010

Hi folks, yes back on again today after nothing for you for Thursday and feeling totally wiped out last night too!
I want to thank all my loyal followers of the site for clearly 'spreading the word,' as Thursday - even without any update! - got the most views I've had in a long time! :)
LOL! Actually maybe it was all you regulars just checking back again and again to see if anything was posted?! Whatever the case, thanks for your continued support, I really appreciate it.
Without further ado, here's what I found for ya! Here's kicking off this weekend with some rockin' updates!

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of PRIME SUSPECT debut album on December 3rd 2010.

PRIME SUSPECT is a new melodic rock combo formed by Daniele Liverani, Tommy Ermolli and Dario Ciccioni, three Italian musicians who came to the attention of the Melodic Rock crowd thanks to their performances on the three KHYMERA releases. Liverani, the most experienced musician of the lot, had a long career in the Italian HR/HM scene releasing albums with the Prog Metal groups EMPTY TREMOR and TWINSPIRITS and also with the GENIUS Rock Opera in 3 chapters, showcasing an international all star cast of singers including Daniel Gildenlow (Pain of Salvation), Mark Boals, DC Cooper (ex Royal Hunt) and many more.

Since the KHYMERA last two albums saw the bulk of the songwriting from the brothers Tom and James Martin, Liverani started to put together some Melodic Rock tracks which could live on the quality of arrangement and performance of the previous KHYMERA releases. "The awesome songwriting of the Martin Brothers for the Khymera albums I've been arranging and producing inspired me a lot and that's why I decided to accept the challenge of writing some original material in the more Melodic Rock style” says Daniele Liverani presenting the new album. “I would say that Prime Suspect is a combination of what I've been learning with Khymera and my personal style and I have been thrilled with the result... It's been very refreshing to work on this record, and it's been awesome as usual to work all the musicians involved, that provided great performances and the right sound for this new challenge".

After a few demos, the three musicians started looking for a suitable singer who could gel with the material written and the search was over when Olaf Senkbeil, fron the german band DREAMTIDE, came into the picture. The icing on the cake was offered by the Swedish songwriter Christian Wolff (On The Rise, Johnny Lima, Mecca) who contributed with two songs “What Do You Want” and “It Could’ve Been You” for the amazing final result. "Basically there's a lot of classic melodic rock inside the tunes" tells Liverani "but the sound is very modern and powerful with a touch of experimentation that comes from my Progressive experience. That's an interesting combination that hopefully the listeners will find interesting and entertaining"

A brilliant debut album which offers a contemporary and European sounding / flavoured Melodic Rock, which is granted to appeal to the fans of KHYMERA, LAST AUTUMN’S DREAM and class AOR music.

“Prime Suspect” tracklisting includes:
What Do You Want; I’ll Be Fine; Change This World; I Never Knew; I Would Like To Reach The Sun; It Could’ve Been You; Hear Me Calling; Deep In My Heart; So Strange; Watch Me.

The songs “What Do You Want” and “Change This World” can exclusively be listened in full in streaming on the Frontiers Web radio. Tune in at:

New music from Alan Parsons

OK, don't go getting too excited ... Yes, there is new music available from Alan Parsons ..., BUT ..., it's only a new single available exclusively through i-Tunes.

The main / lead off song is titled "All Our Yesterdays" and is backed by another newie in "Alpha Centauri."
For more information go to:

Heaven and Hell "Neon Nights" Official Release & Listening Party!

The official release and viewing party for Heaven and Hell's new CD/DVD "Neon Nights" will take place on Friday November 12th at Duff's Brooklyn, 168 Marcy Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Free CD's & DVD's to be distributed courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment!

Newman brief update for Firefest

The largest melodic rock festival in the UK is almost upon us, and Newman are so excited to be included on the bill this year. We think it's going to be a killer weekend and it will be great to catch up with friends old and new over the three days. The guys will be there over the whole weekend so please come up and say hi !!

As we have been doing at all the festivals this year, we'll be running our "Festival Special" where you'll be able to pick up "The Art Of Balance" and "Decade" for a great price of £15.

We will also have "AOB Tour T Shirts" for sale at the show, however, if you can't wait that long or you want to wear one on the day to support the band, they are available now from the shop here - or on the link below. Thank you, and see you all in Nottingham, Steve, Paul, Dave, Nic, and Shaun
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