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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Brief Update for Wednesday 15th June, 2011

Hi folks, ok, let's see how this works out today ..., a bunch of updates from Frontiers! Cheers, Al


(New York, NY) - Get ready to rock, mothertruckers...iconic frontman Sebastian Bach's brand new solo album, KICKING & SCREAMING, has been scheduled for release on September 27th via Frontiers Records. The offering is produced by Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Shinedown, Atreyu, Filter) and features young virtuosic guitarist Nick Sterling and drum pro Bobby Jarzombek (Halford, Riot, Iced Earth). Of the new effort, Sebastian Bach commented, "I could not be happier with my new album, KICKING & SCREAMING. The songs, performances and sound quality are beyond what I could have ever imagined. This is my best record yet and I can't wait for all of you to crank it!"

Bach and his crew have been keeping busy playing selected tour dates nationwide, including recent appearances at major festivals M3 and Rocklahoma, and will continue to tour throughout the summer (please see below for confirmed tour dates). Fans can expect Bach classics, as well as a sneak preview of material from the forthcoming album.

(Sebastian Bach photo by Gabriel Goldberg)

Sebastian Bach has sold in excess of 20 million records worldwide as lead singer with his former band, Skid Row and as a solo artist. Far from just being a multi-platinum recording artist, the singer/songwriter/actor/entertainer has expanded his career over the past decade to include episodic television with a 5-season recurring role on the CW's hit series "Gilmore Girls", starring roles on Broadway ("Jekyll & Hyde", "The Rocky Horror Picture Show") and national touring companies ("Jesus Chris Superstar"), and has appeared regularly on MTV and VH1.

Sebastian Bach on tour:

23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center*
24 Wantaugh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater*
25 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
27 Grand Junction, CO Rockjam

*supporting Whitesnake and Tesla

Bach on the web:

Tyketto signs with Frontiers!

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the signing of a worldwide recording deal with TYKETTO for the release of a brand new album in the spring of 2012 !
The forthcoming album will be the band's first release since the reunion and follows 1995 album "Shine".

The band states: "These are some of the best ideas we have worked on in years. There's plenty of the classic Don't Come Easy sound, mixed in with some new ideas and some great surprises". All four original members (Danny Vaughn on vocals, Brooke St. James on guitar, Jimi Kennedy on bass and Michael Clayton on drums) will be part of this very special come back album.

While recording the new album, Tyketto hits the road with some very special shows, where the band will exclusively debut songs from the new album.

Tyketto :"Home for the holidays party"
Wed November 23...Thanksgiving Eve!
Sullivan Hall
214 Sullivan Street, NYC, NY
TYKETTO with BLACK WATER RISING (co-headline show)

UK Dates:





Look for a new album in 2012 from Primal Fear

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR will enter the studio in early July to begin recording their as-yet-untitled new album for an early 2012 release via Frontiers Records. The band states, "The songwriting session was a blast and we've never recorded a better pre-production." PRIMAL FEAR recently asked fans to submit suggestions for the new CD title and has received more than 500 responses.

The band will take a break from the recording sessions for its new album to play at Germany's Wacken Open Air and Geiselwind festivals in early August. Also in the works are three shows in Poland in early September.

PRIMAL FEAR recently extended its deal with Frontiers Records for two more albums after releasing the last two CDs through the label — 2007's "New Religion" and 2009's "16.6 (Before The Devil Knows You're Dead!)". The band says, "Never change a winning team!"

PRIMAL FEAR last year released a live DVD, "16.6 - All Over The World" (recorded in various locations between September and November 2009), and a live CD, aptly titled "Live In The USA". Frontiers Records issued the two products separately and as a limited-edition combo on June 22, 2010 in the USA. The DVD is filled with an abundance of extra materials, such as an entire bootleg section with funny moments on the road, bootleg footage from various festival appearances and other concerts, all of PRIMAL FEAR's most recent promotional videos, plus the making-of footage for "16.6" and a brand new interview section about the past, present and future of PRIMAL FEAR.

Go FASTER on June 21st

New York, NY (June 13, 2011)—On June 21, earMusic, in cooperation with Eagle Rock Entertainment, will release Faster, the brand new studio album from Ken Hensley & Live Fire. The former Uriah Heep pioneer, who wrote or co-wrote Uriah Heep’s most memorable songs, is a master on the Hammond B-3, as well as an accomplished guitarist and singer/songwriter. After leaving the band in 1980, he came stateside to join Florida’s Blackfoot for two albums.
Contemplating retirement, he chose instead of rid himself of some personal demons, restore his reputation, and keep on rocking. To that end, he hooked up with Norway’s Live Fire—drummer Tom Arne Fossheim, bassist Sid Rinsby, guitarist Ken Ingwersen and vocalist Eirikur Hauksson—in 2006. Faster, recorded over a three-week period in Riga, Latvia, is the result.

“I just wanted to make a band record,” explains Hensley. “Conceptually, I wanted it to go back in time a little bit, to where a band plays together, plays a bunch of live shows, writes new songs and makes a record the way it used to be.”

The 11-song powerhouse includes a bonus track, “Circle Of Hands,” recorded live with the NRK Orchestra.
Track Listing:

1) Set Me Free (From Yesterday)
2) The Curse
3) I Cry Alone
4) Katrine
5) Faster
6) Slippin’ Away (The Lovers Curse)
7) The End Of Never
8) Beyond The Starz
9) (At) The Last Minute
10) Somewhere (In Paradise)
11) Fill Your Head (With Rock)
12.) Circle Of Hands (live) – with the NRK Orchestra (bonus track)


Since the 1980's, Eric Johnson has been one of the most critically acclaimed rock guitarists, as evidenced by the success of such releases as 'Ah Via Musicom,' 'Venus Isle,' and his latest offering, 'Up Close.' And soon, Johnson will be launching his summer tour to continue support of his latest album, fresh off of appearances on the West Coast Experience Hendrix Tour, as well as teaming up with Anton Fig and Will Lee of Late Night fame for a rousing rare performance at New York City's P.C. Richards and Sons Theatre.

From July 7th through August 20th, Johnson will be touring the USA from coast to coast as a headliner, as well as joining forces with fellow guitar great Steve Miller for shows at the Sleep Country Amphitheater in Clark County, Washington on July 17th and the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan, on August 7th. He will also join the legendary Buddy Guy on July 21 in Omaha, Nebraska at the Red Sky Music Festival.

Also recently released was a vinyl version of 'Up Close,' issued on 180 gram vinyl, and housed in a beautiful special double LP gatefold package with printed sleeves. Additionally, 'Up Close' was remastered specially for this vinyl release by Jim Wilson.

A long time in the making , 'Up Close' has received rave reviews. All Music Guide pointed out that "[Johnson] continues to find interesting ways to hone his specific craft on 'Up Close'," while Premier Guitar Magazine raved "Johnson has created another worthy addition to his already legendary catalog." Also, it shouldn't be overlooked that 'Up Close' features an impressive list of special guests (Sonny Landreth, Steve Miller, Jimmie Vaughan, and Jonny Lang).

Speaking to M Music Magazine, Eric had the following to say about what his goals were for 'Up Close.' "To find new ways of doing things. We’re all the sum of our history. After a while, we start to create certain patterns in what we do. I wanted to break some of that repetition. If you keep to the same format, the vibe stays the same, even though the music might change. If you want to grow, you have to break down walls and find ways to work that are different from the past."

Additionally, Johnson graced the cover of this year's March issue of Guitar Player Magazine, was recently named Guitar International's "Guitarist of the Year," and has won an unprecedented 33 awards at the Austin Music Awards since 1982, including taking home "Best Electric Guitar," "Best Acoustic Guitar," and "Best Instrumental Band" awards at this year's ceremony.

Johnson has long been considered one of rock's most talented six-string players, as evidenced by his aforementioned platinum-certified 1990 release, 'Ah Via Musicom," its hit single "Cliffs of Dover," as well as a Grammy Award win for "Best Rock Instrumental Performance" in 1991. The song also recently was introduced to a whole new generation of rock fans, when it was featured in the hit video game, 'Guitar Hero.'

July 2011
07/07/11 at The Marquee Theatre in Tempe, AZ
07/08/11 at the Rialto Theatre in Tucson, AZ
07/09/11 at the Anthology in San Diego, CA
07/10/11 at the The Canyon Theater in Agoura Hills, CA
07/12/11 at Harlow's in Sacramento, CA
07/13/11 at the Brixton in Redondo Beach, CA
07/14/11 at the Galaxy Concert Theatre in Santa Ana, CA
07/15/11 at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore, CA
07/16/11 at the Rogue Theatre at Grants Pass, OR
07/19/11 at the The Triple Door in Seattle, WA
07/21/11 at the Red Sky Music Festival in Omaha, NE
07/22/11 at the Bluebird Theater in Denver, CO

August 201108/02/11 at the Old Rock House in St. Louis, MO
08/04/11 at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, MN
08/05/11 at the The Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, WI
08/06/11 at the Beachland Ballroom & Tavern in Cleveland, OH
08/07/11 at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI
08/09/11 at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA
08/10/11 at B.B. King's Blues Club in New York, NY
08/12/11 at the Showcase Live in Foxborough, MA
08/14/11 at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, PA


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