SAGA to release brand new studio album 20/20
~August 28, 2012~
New York, NY (July 19, 2012) — Eagle Rock Entertainment / earMusic (edel) are proud to announce the August 28th US release of 20/20, the 20th studio album from Canadian progressive rock band SAGA.
Since SAGA’s foundation in 1977, the band has toured the globe various times, won many awards and has sold over 8 million albums worldwide. Their musical style is defined by prominent guitar riffs, often in harmony with a synthesizer and complex keyboard arrangements.
The title 20/20 obviously refers to the album being the 20th of SAGA, but, in addition, it’s a good luck wish to keyboardist/vocalist Jim Gilmour, who had to undergo an eye operation during SAGA’s latest European tour … and now his eyesight is, indeed, 20/20.
The album features ten brand new songs, never missing the distinctive sound of SAGA’s legendary hits. With striking keyboard sounds and Michael Sadler’s stunning vocals, the album has all that it takes to become an instant fan favorite as well as a worldwide hit. The opener “Six Feet Under” features a dominant keyboard sound, roaring guitars and a chorus you can’t get out of your head. Followed by the catchy, high-energy “Anywhere You Wanna Go,” SAGA clarifies that their original trademark sound is still going strong. The emotional ballad “Lost For Words” once again demonstrates Sadler’s incredible vocal range.
“One thing that we agreed on was that, if and when I ever were to return, it would have to feel like it was exactly the right thing to do and exactly the right time to do it!” reflects Michael Sadler on his return to the band.
And clearly, there has never been a better time than now!
Summer and fall dates in USA, Canada, Europe and South America will follow.
Michael Sadler: Lead Vocals & Keyboards
Jim Gilmour: Main Keyboards & Vocals
Brian Doerner: Drums
Ian Crichton: Guitar
Jim Crichton: Bass & Keyboards
01. Six Feet Under
02. Anywhere You Wanna Go
04. Spin It Again
05. Another Day Out Of Sight
06. One Of These Days
07. Ball And Chain
08. Lost For Words
09. Show And Tell
10. Till The Well Runs Dry
Gotthard launches their entirely new website.
the second time in their history: Two weeks ago it reached number 9.
bassist Marc Lynn. "'Firebirth' has given us an incredible new start. We are
overwhelmed by the success of the whole CD and just feel it needs a new homepage.
We have therefore completely revamped the old one."
Switzerland. The Confederates headlined in front of 10.000 people on the packed
Piazza. They surprised with several special guests, such as the Lucerne Caledonians
who joined in on “Yippie Aye Yay” with their bagpipes as well as a 20-headstrong
children’s choir on “Love Soul Matter”. Highlight of the performances was a tribute
to original band singer, Steve Lee.
excerpts were shown on the screens.
The band wants to thank everyone for the amazing support.
THERAPY?'s 13th Album "A Brief Crack Of Light" To Be Released On September 11 in North America via MVD
Seminal Irish rockers THERAPY?'s 13th album A Brief Crack Of Light displays a stunning mix of angular rhythm, anthemic might and insidious melody. With a career spanning more than two decades (an astonishing feat in these days of disposable, well, EVERYTHING), Therapy? have thrived, evolved and challenged in equal measure. From the chart bothering, mainstream success of the mid nineties to the musically progressive excitement of their post millennial output, Andy Cairns, Michael McKeegan and Neil Cooper STILL represent a true pioneer musical spirit. A Brief Crack Of Light may well be their thirteenth album - but it's as full of grit and fire as you could possibly hope for.
The album was recorded in two separate sessions; from December 2010 to February 2011, and in June 2011 at Blast Studios, Newcastle, England. The first session was mixed in March 2011, while the second session was mixed in July 2011. Produced by Adam Sinclair and Therapy?, the album's title comes from Vladimir Nabokov, who describes life as "A brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness".
1. "Living in the Shadow of the Terrible Thing" 3:55
District 97 is undoubtedly the most musically adventurous rock band in the world to feature an American Idol Top 10 Female Finalist. The band now returns with their second opus Trouble With Machines. With her fantastic voice, and looks to match, Leslie Hunt has captured the imagination of the male-oriented prog rock scene. Complexity is one of the hallmarks of District 97's compositions but the album is laced with catchy vocal melodies.
2) Open Your Eye
3) The Actual Color
4) The Perfect Young Man
5) Who Cares?
6) Read Your Mind
7) The Thief
Beyond Atlantic Debuts with "A Journey to You"
Melodic rock band, Beyond Atlantic today announced that they have released their first album "A Journey to You."
"A Journey to You," available now at CD Baby, iTunes, Spotify and other online outlets.
Here's just one of those links ...
The spring 2012 poll yielded an even mixture of progressive pop songs, ballads, and light rock anthems that carries through to the album.
Check out, 'You Are Never Alone' right here:
Beyond Atlantic is an independent rock band founded in 2011 whose primary members are Bernd Will and Bernd Kunrath of Germany and Suzann Baldwin and Mike Ousey of the USA.
The band’s style is a fresh take on the album oriented or melodic rock styles popularized by bands such as Toto, Journey, and Steely Dan.