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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Brief Update for Tuesday June 12th, 2012

Hey folks,
Sorry to be brief and yes, just a brief update for now again ...
Work is extremely busy, a bunch of phone calls too, it never ends!
Anyway, to what you're here for, the updates!
Cheers, Al

20 Years of Terrorvision - New Tour Dates

It’s been twenty (mental) years since Terrorvision unleashed their debut album 'Fomaldehyde' and instant classics like 'My House' and 'American TV' on an unsuspecting world back in 1992.

Amid grunge’s bleak introspection and the slow demise of 1980s hair metal, Terrorvision burst onto the UK scene like a breath of the freshest, finest Yorkshire air. Cutting their teeth supporting legends like The Ramones, Motorhead and Def Leppard, Terrorvision went on to become one of the most successful UK rock bands of the 1990s.

To celebrate this anniversary, and the release of their first album in 10 years –
'Super Delux', the band will be heading out on their only UK tour of 2012 in October.

And where better to announce this than at the home of Metal – Donington and Download, where the band will appear this weekend for the first time since 1994!

Editor's note: I received this press release AFTER this past weekend's Download festival folks.

October's dates will see 20 years of chaos, 6 hit albums and countless more hit singles crammed into a veritable one-night, one-band festival of tunes that get everyone thinking...'jeez, is this one by them as well!'. Smashed up ankles and cactus juice, cross dressing and green bathrooms, doo-wops and dolphins and high jinks from New York to Old Yorkshire have provided a rich vein of inspiration for Bradfords finest.
Join us in October for the highs, the lows, the middle(man), the hits and the lost classics.

Raise your glasses – Terrorvisions Rocktoberfest... it will make you happy!









New album ‘Super Delux’ out now on Total Vegas Recordings at:

Former Harem Scarem singer HARRY HESS to come back with a brand new solo album "Living in Yesterday"

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release HESS new solo album entitled “Living in Yesterday” on August 24th in Europe and August 28th in the US.

Best known for spending 17 years as frontman of Harem Scarem, one of the most well known and respected Melodic Hard Rock bands to come out from Canada, Harry Hess has been redesigning his career as music producer and songwriter.

After the band’s decision to stop recording more albums, the next natural step for Harry was to start working on a solo album which he has been expertly crafting little by little in his Toronto studio. Still the songs included in “Living in Yesterday” are the result of Hess’ travels around the globe over the last few years with stops in Stockholm, Amsterdam, Brussels, Nashville and Germany.

With this CD Harry intends to go back to certain sounds and atmospheres leaning more towards melodic rock music. “This record is more a continuation of where I left off with Harem Scarem” says Harry. “I am a rock singer and it's really hard for me to open up my mouth and sound right doing any other style of music so I really embrace that now and build the production around my vocal style”.

The musicians featured on the album include his former bandmates Pete Lesperance, Creighton Doane and Darren Smith (his former bandmates in Harem Scarem), Tommy Denander, Marcie Free (Unruly Child), Howie Simon (Jeff Scott Soto) and Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear) among others. “This whole record was built on the co-writes and on the collaborations I have been doing all around the world the past 3 years” continues Harry. “There were some great writers involved and it was fun to try new things but still make it work with what I do”.

“Living In Yesterday” includes the following songs: Living In Yesterday; Reach For You; It's Over; Don't Leave Me; What If; Nothing Lasts Forever; Falling Down; I Live For You; I Don't Wanna Want You; Where To Run.
For samples of four of the tracks, go here:

The new album is a superb slice of Melodic Rock which features a monster vocal performance from Harry, fabulous songwriting and a crisp production. “I've never a big fan of my own work but there are few songs on this record that I feel are some of my best to date”, concludes Harry.

It is possible to stream in full the first song from the album “Living In Yesterday” on the Frontiers Records webradio and on Harry Hess page on Facebook

HESS is:

Harry Hess: Lead Vocals, keyboards, Backing Vocals, additional Guitars

Additional Musicians:
Peter Lesperance: Guitars & Bass
Creighton Doane: Drums
Howie Simon: Guitars solos on “ What If “ & “ It’s Over “
Magnus Karlsson: Guitar solo on “ Living In Yesterday “
Chris Green: Guitar solo on “ Where To Run “
Tommy Denander: Guitar & Keyboards on “ I Don’t Wanna Want You “

Strings on “ What If “ & “ It’s Over “ arranged by Pete Whitfield, performed by Pete Whitfield, Sarah Brandwood-Spencer, Paulette Bayley (violins) Simon Turner, Nick Trygstad (cellos).
Marcie Free: Backing vocals on songs 1,2 & 3.
Darren Smith: Backing vocals on songs 4 – 10.

A new track available from AOR artist Jace

The multi talented songwriter / singer Jace - Alias Jason Pawlak - has a new song available for download, as he has just shared in his latest newsletter.
The guy has already written songs for AOR acts, Goodbye Thrill and Far Cry to name two and it's good stuff too!
Read on folks!

New song, "The Same Mistake", released today at!


First, I want to thank you for signing up for my Newsletter. I appreciate your willingness to listen and your interest in what I have going on. I will only use this sparingly. I do not want you to feel spammed in any way. I appreciate that you trust me with your Email and I will not abuse it. I will send you information when I have something exciting to discuss or something new coming out. :)

Which brings me to... new song released on today!
Today I am releasing my original version of "The Same Mistake" on my Perspective page:

"The Same Mistake" was written a few years ago and was covered by the band FARCRY on their 2009 debut album. This song also has a rather interesting origin which I discuss on the video commentary.

It is available on iTunes as well as on the media player on the site. It is also now the free download that is available when people sign up for this newsletter. So encourage your friends to sign up!

Also, starting today I will be releasing a new song on every third Tuesday. My next tune, "Surrounded", will be available on July 3rd.
Don't worry... I will remind you. :)

I want to thank you again for signing up and listening. I hope you enjoyed "Little Star." If you get a chance take a listen to the new tune. And if you like it, you know... tell a friend or two. :)

Hope you are doing well.
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