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Sunday, June 26, 2011

News Update for Sunday 26th June, 2011

Folks, I'm really sorry this is getting to you so late ... I was away on business Thursday and Friday, not getting home until late Friday night and then all day Saturday, out with family at a graduation party and didn't get home from that until late, so ... It's all put me further behind on everything ...
Anyway, here we go with some news items that have actually been in my Inbox since Wednesday that I'm sure my PR contacts aren't best pleased about the delay in getting this info to you.
Apologies to all of those folks.
On a positive note, I will soon be offering a 'new' release, from an artist who has just released his first new music in 12 years.
Not, it's not hard rock, it's a little more laid back, but this guy has had some seriously big hits and those good folks at Universal have provided a signed copy of this guys latest release and there's also another copy, not signed, but hey, it's something for nothing, well, not completely nothing as there WILL be a question. Now that's got you thinking, hasn't it?!
So, onto the news! Cheers, Al


Record cover artist Ioannis (Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen, Fates Warning, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Free Reign, UFO, Dokken, Quiet Riot) has just released, for a limited time only, a URIAH HEEP INTO THE WILD cover art print signed by Ioannis and the band.
Each limited edition print is approved and individually hand signed and numbered by Ioannis and the members of URIAH HEEP (Mick Box, Trevor Bolder, Bernie Shaw, Phil Lanzon, and Russell Gilbrook).
This special edition will be limited to these three hundred prints only and will never be reproduced again.
To further, Ioannis will also be appearing on selected dates of the U.S tour with URIAH HEEP to show his work and sign art for the fans.

The remaining selected dates are:

To learn more information on these appearances please go to

Also, join the official DANGEROUS AGE FACEBOOK page on the DANGEROUS AGE WEBSITE for a chance to win a original Ioannis drawing.

Uriah Heep official site:

Seminal British rockers UFO have confirmed a new run of North American dates kicking off this September in Santa Rosa, CA. The band will be touring North America in support of their greatest hits collection "Best of a Decade" which is out now on SPV/Steamhammer. UFO is also in the process of working on a new studio album which is scheduled for release in early 2012.
 True rock legends such as UFO are characterized not only by the fact that they have added several classic anthems to the annals of rock history, but that their musical output, after many years, still remains at such a consistently high level and they always have something new and fresh coming up. With classic albums such as "Phenomenon", "Force it" and "No Heavy Pettin" Phil Mogg, Vinnie Moore, Andy Parker and Paul Raymond still sound vital and imaginative to this day.
 Providing direct support on the tour with be Brazilian rockers MINDFLOW.
Their latest release "With Bare Hands" is available now on Nightmare Records. 
Heavy metal, hard rock, modern rock...try to put MINDFLOW's music into a category and you either don't know where to stop or you can't find the words. It's all there - the compelling energy of the rhythm section - drums and bass pounding relentless power.

September 2011

9/15: Santa Rosa, CA @ Last Day Saloon
9/16: Sacramento/Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk
9/17: Santa Clara, CA @ Avalon
9/19: Portland, OR @ The Aladdin Theater
9/21: Modesto, CA @ The Fat Cat
9/23: Las Vegas, NV @ Boulder Station Casino
9/24: Los Angeles, CA @The Key Club
9/29: San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House
October 2011

10/1: San Bernadino, CA @ Orange Raceway
10/6: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/7: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
10/8: San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
 For more info visit:

Robert Plant's Blue Note on DVD August 23
In-depth documentary detailing Plant's musical journey,
featuring live performances and rare footage.
Robert Plant's journey through the territories that have most acutely informed and inspired his music is perhaps one of the most multi-faceted of any artist from his generation. In a remarkable career that has spanned five decades, Plant has travelled from gold-maned god of hard rock to balladeering country troubadour, a process of reinvention guided by an ever-expanding musical palette and tireless searches through global song. His fantastic voyage has essayed the plantations of Mississippi, the deserts and townships of Africa and the settlements of the Appalachians.

This film follows Robert's incredible and on-going tour of musical styles and acts as travelogue in its unique approach to documenting and reviewing a career that has been built on endless fascination, consistent experimentation and a unique talent that makes the incorporation of his discoveries into a popular contemporary form seem almost effortless.

Featuring rare footage, performance archive, recorded interviews, contributions from his closest collaborators, expert critique from the finest music writers, plus location film, news reports seldom seen photographs and a host of other features.

For more info on this release, go to:
Official Robert Plant website:

Voices of Extreme to release 'Break the Silence' in August

VOICES OF EXTREME is a New York-based metal/hard rock act that burst onto the scene in 2006.
The band's debut CD "Hypocrite" immediately found favor with critics and listeners alike, propelling them to the forefront of metal’s hierarchy. Experts at their craft, V.O.X. has earned song writing credits on Van Halen's DVD "The Early Years," as well as endorsements with ESP, Charvel and Hartke.

Their line-up includes Don Chaffin on lead vocals, guitarist Nick Gertsson, drummer John Macaluso, and bassist Bob Brennan.
With the task of completing their second full length CD at hand, V.O.X. has added guitarist David Mercado to theirline-up.

Over the past three years, V.O.X. has shared the stage with Paul Di’Anno, Kamelot, Godsmack, Symphony X, Alice in Chains, Dokken, Zebra, and Twisted Sister, proving themselves as a premier live act on the Eastern Seaboard.

The band's continued success and ascension into the ranks of metal royalty have garnered the attention of managers David R. Swales and Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden). The culmination of the band's talent with this management team will mark the precursor to the next chapter of metal.
1. Damned
2. Tell Me What It Takes
3. Apocalypse
4. Break The Silence
5. Numb
6. Did it Again
7. Hollow
8. Made of Stone
9. Blown Away
10. Sorry

For More Info Visit:


Scarlet Records is proud to announce that it will be releasing Californian rock legends' TESLA's new album 'Twisted Wires & The Acoustic Sessions...' on July 25th in Europe.
The album will feature 6 tracks that were recorded back in 2005 at bassist Brian Wheat's J Street Recorders studio (which are the last recordings with original member Tommy Skeoch) and 6 newly recorded tracks which include acoustic remakes of songs from their entire catalog and two brand new songs called '2nd Street' and 'Better Off Without You'. 'Twisted Wires & The Acoustic Sessions...' is the follow up to 2008's 'Forever More'.
2011 also marks the 25th anniversary of the band!
To stay updated on everything TESLA visit their Official Site (,
You tube channel (


(New York, NY) - Hard rocking quartet Killinger have just revealed the sexy new video for the track "Holding On" from their forthcoming self-titled debut album. Click here to witness (and download)! 
The band is gearing up for the release of the album which incorporates a contemporary sound with the best elements of classic 80s hard rock and metal. KILLINGER is now due out on August 30th in North America via Sunmor Entertainment, distributed by BDG. BDG is distributed by RED Distribution, LLC (a division of Sony Music Entertainment).
Hailing from the Western Canadian frontier that is Edmonton, Killinger is comprised of frontman Dave Williams, lead guitarist Kevin Morin, bassist R. J. Killinger (whose last name serves the band well as its moniker) and drummer Chris Challice. Produced by Rick Plester (Michael Schenker, George Lynch) and mixed by Mike Fraser (Aerosmith, AC/DC, Metallica), the band's debut album, KILLINGER, features catchy melodies, big guitar riffs and a guest appearance by guitar great George Lynch. 
With an over-the-top live show, the band has already established a solid fanbase in Western Canada, touring with the likes of Lynch Mob. Of Killinger, Exclaim! best describes their sound as "gritty, double-time rock with soaring vocals and dive-bomb guitar solos...", while The Belleville Intelligencer avowed, "Laden with crunching guitars, thunderous drums and old-school lyrics...the sound is huge like the classic arena rock albums of the 1980s..."
For more information please visit:

Editor's Note: My review of the album can be read right here:

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