Italian Metal band BADASS will release their debut album “More Pain, More Gain” on April 15th, 2017 on Lion Music (digital) and via Cargo Records (physical). The band consists of some familiar names of the Italian Metal scene, i.e. Titta Tani (ex DGM) on vocals and Alberto Rigoni (TwinSpirit, Vivaldi Metal Project) on bass!
Check out their first album teaser here: https://soundcloud.com/badassmetal/badassmorepainmoregainpromo
Badass: More Pain, More Gain
Release date: April 15th, 2017
Label: Lion Music (digital); Cargo Records (physical)
Well-known rock vocalist Titta Tani (Takayoshi Ohmura, ex DGM, CS's Goblin), metal bassist Alberto Rigoni (solo artist, Vivaldi Metal Project, TwinSpirits), guitarist Alessio "Lex" Tricarico (HorsePowerOverload, Four Roxx Down) and amazingly talented drummer Denis "Denzy" Novello teamed up to create the outstanding new metal band BADASS!
"More Pain, More Gain" is the name of their debut album which offers powerful vocals, killer heavy bass, massive rhythm guitar riffs, drums from hell... isn't that perfect to kick your butt??
Titta Tani is an Italian singer and drummer, worldwide known also for his collaborations with Takayoshi Ohmura (Baby Metal, Marty Friedman), DGM, Emir Hot, Roger Staffelbach (Artension), Arthur Falcone, Ashent, Phoenix Rising and many others. As drummer he is currently playing for Claudio Simonetti’s Globin and has collaborated with bands such as Necrophagia, Edu Falaschi (Almah & Angra), Mark Boals (Y.J.Malmsteen, Ring of Fire), Mistheria (Vivaldi Metal Project). In October 2016 joined BADASS as official singer.
Alberto Rigoni is an Italian bass player and composer, internationally known for his career as a solo artist and as a member of the progressive rock band TwinSpirits, Lady & THE BASS and co-producer of the Vivaldi Metal Project. His five solo albums “Something Different”, “Rebirth”, “Three Wise Monkeys”, “Overloaded” and “Bassorama” were released world-wide between 2008-2016 are located between progressive rock metal and fusion, also featured legendary musicians such as Kevin Moore (ex Dream Theater), Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson), Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen), Michael Manring and many others.
Alberto was featured on the cover of magazines such as Bass Magazine (Japan), Bass Musician Magazine (USA), Bajos Y Bajistas (Spain), Basistas (Poland), TOP BASS (Poland). Moreover, in March 2015 the prestigious Bass Guitar Magazine (UK) released Alberto’s CD anthology called “Into THE BASS”.
Alessio “Lex” Tricarico is an Italian metal rock and acoustic guitarist, composer and guitar teacher; ex member of the progressive metal band Synapsis. Currently, he’s playing with the hard rock band HorsePowerOverload. As a founding member of FourRoxxDown Acoustic Party Quartet, Lex has a remarkable live activity.
Denis “Denzy” Novello is an Italian natural born rock metal drummer, graduated at AMM (Milan) in 2015. Denis has been playing for several Italian bands such as NeverNight and Rockdogs, and currently is working with Kim Bingham (ex Nelly Furtado). In 2014, he played drums on Alberto Rigoni’s Overloaded album. Denis is also a live and studio session player.
“More Pain, More Gain” is BADASS’ first album and will be released on April 15th, 2017 by Cargo (physically) and Lion Music (digitally). The record was mixed & mastered by Federico Solazzo at Pannekoek Rehab Studio (NL), artwork by Laslzo “absurdcus” Demeter.
Tracklist: 1. Intro, 2. More Pain, More Gain, 3. Nightmares of My Youth, 4. Royal Chains, 5. Strong and United, 6. What We Need, 7. One More Night, 8. Join Me, 9. Redemption, 10. Don't Bother Me, 11. Outro
The PR for this release will start on March 1st. Please send us your requests!
KINGS OF BROADWAY were originally formed in 2011 when guitarist Aldo Lonobile (one of the most recognized guitar players/composers from the Italian metal scene, founder member of bands like Secret Sphere, Civilization One and Shadowspell) started gathering musicians and friends to fulfill his desire to create a Hard Rock band.
After a year of writing songs, making demos with his longtime friends Luca Cartasegna (ex-Secret Sphere) on drums, Ricky Messeri on guitar and J.J. Andreone (Odd Dimension, A Perfect Day) on bass, the showed the ability to create amazing rock songs for the masses, once sung by the right singer!
After trying out some different options, J.J. suggested his long time friend Tiziano Spigno (that later became the singer of Lucky Bastardz); Tiziano has a unique vocal tone and an amazing ability in writing rock melodies that gives its best melted with KINGS OF BROADWAY!
This was 2012 - and the band then really started! From 2012 to 2015 they worked in the shadows, composing the whole debut album and recording it in the best way possible, with the aim to deliver an outstanding sound, able to play the game with the rock giants out in the market!
Among the great words received by the representatives of the musical industry, the band signed a record deal with the German label Pride & Joy Music in early 2017. The group’s debut album “Kings Of Broadway” is set for a release on April 28th, 2017!
“Kings Of Broadway” has been recorded by Tancredi Barbuscia at GreenRiver Studio, vocal production handled Michele Luppi at MiLu's RockLab II and Roberto Priori at PriStudio.
Please check out a first trailer here: https://youtu.be/FEsNpbX-pwc
Mixed and Mastered by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio.
Line-up: Tiziano Spigno – Vocals, Aldo Lonobile – Guitars, Ricky Messeri – Guitars, J.J. Andreone – Bass, Luca Cartasegna - Drums
The PR for this release will start end of February!
TWENTYDARKSEVEN is a band founded by former PUMP singer and founder Marcus Jürgens (also ex-Brainstorm) and guitar wizard Peter Wagner (ex-Wicked Temptation, Piledriver) in January 2013. They are completed with guitar monster Marcel “Selly” Berhardt (ex-PUMP), bassist Christoph Renner and drummer Markus Herzog. Their musical goal is guitar oriented Heavy Rock like OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DIO, ACCEPT or DOKKEN combined with modern elements. Fans can expect timeless Rock with big hook lines, monster guitar riffs and outstanding vocals.
“Momentum”, the second album of TWETYDARKSEVEN, marks a new start in the bands career. Through some line-up changes and the commitment to a second guitar player their sound got more power and more space for guitar melodies.
Mixed and mastered by Alexander Brusencev (V8 Wankers, Gloomball) the album shows all elements of the TWENTYDARKSEVEN universe! The first single and video, “Shotgun Heart”, was chosen to be part of the Hollywood movie “Diary Of a Fatman” from Director/Producer Steve Ravic himself. The film had its debut at the international Film Festival in Cannes. Parts of the film will be shown in the video!
Line-Up: Marcus Jürgens – vocals; Peter Wagner – guitar; Marcel „Selly“ Bernhardt – guitar; Christoph Renner – bass; Markus Herzog - drums
Roar (2014), Momentum (2017)
Tourdates with Kissin Dynamite:
12.03.17 D-Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
17.03.17 D-Dresden - Tante Ju
18.03.17 D-Cham - L.A.
23.03.17 D-Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
24.03.17 D-Bremen - Tivoli
25.03.17 D-Kiel - Orange Club
30.03.17 D-Dortmund - FZW
31.03.17 D-Karlsuhe - Substage
01.04.17 D-Memmingen - Kaminwerk
Einlass: 13:30 Uhr
Beginn: 14:30 Uhr
Vvk: €45,00 + Gebühren
Ak: € € 55,00
LET IT ROCK-Festival
Ein neues Classic Rock-Festival findet seine Heimat in der Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg! Liebhaber von klassischem Rock der Siebziger und Achtziger Jahre dürfen sich auf diese Festivalreihe freuen! Es werden neben altbekannten Namen auch Newcomer und neuere Bands, die sich dem klassischen Sound verschrieben haben, auf diesem Festival zu sehen und hören sein.
Bei der ersten Ausgabe sind mit dabei:
"Turn Up The Radio" oder "Loud And Clear" waren die Hits, mit denen die US-Superstars in den Achtzigern in aller Ohren waren; jetzt sind sie zum ersten Mal überhaupt in Deutschland zu sehen. Mit im Gepäck hat die Band alle ihre Hits!
Die unverwüstlichen Heavy Rocker aus England, die mit "Cemetary Junction"
kürzlich ein neues Album veröffentlichten, sind selten in Deutschland zu Gast. 28 Jahre nachdem sie in der Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg ihr legendäres Livealbum "One Helluva Night" aufnahmen, kehren sie an den Ort des Geschehens zurück. Mit im Liveset sind natürlich alle Hits wie "Don't Break The Circle", "Live On The Wire" oder die Hymne "Night Of The Demon".
Nach langer Pause ist die legendäre deutsche Heavy Rock-Formation wieder aktiv und arbeitet an einem neuen Album. Beim Festival werden die alten Hits wie "Break The Chains", "Loser" oder "On The Loose" gespielt.
Michael Bormann's JADED HARD (GER)
Nach seinem Ausstieg im Jahre 2004 will Michael Bormann, Gründer und Songwriter der wohl besten deutschen Melodic Rockband, JADED HEART, es noch mal wissen und bringt alle großen Hits der Formation noch einmal auf die Bühne. Wer Songs wie "Anymore", "Live And Let Die", "Trust" oder "Inside Out" mit der Originalstimme hören will, sollte das hier nicht verpassen.
HUMAN ZOO (GER)
Die Hardrocker aus Balingen haben mit "My Own God" eines der besten Szenealben 2016 veröffentlicht! Live sind die Jungs immer eine Bank!
Die Band um den ehemaligen BRAINSTORM- und PUMP-Sänger Marcus Jürgens feiern an diesem Festival den Release ihres zweiten Album "Momentum".
Fans von FREE, BAD COMPANY oder CRY OF LOVE dürfen sich auf diese Band freuen. Die Italiener lassen diesen großartigen Gruppen in ihrem Sound neu aufleben!
Tickets und VIP Tickets gibt es auf der Festival Website unter www.let-it-rock.eu
Normale Tickets an allen bekannten VVK-Stellen!
Sweden always has been a country which has brought the Hard Rock & Metal community a lot of amazing, new talents – including some kind of extra-ordinary guitar geniuses.
The latest hottest sensation from Scandinavia in this respect is guitarist SAMMY BERELL who will debut with his album “Passion Dreams” on March 17th, 2017 via Dark Force/Sound Pollution. The neo-classical inspired Swedish axeman for this release joined forces with the exceptional singers Göran Edman and Mike Vescera and producer/drummer Daniel Flores.
A single and a video for the track “Drakkar” will be released in advance on February 17th.
If you are into “early” Yngwie Malmsteen and Europe’s John Norum’s ‘early’ solo albums, this will be a hot one for you!
The PR will start tomorrow – please contact us!
Product: Sammy Berell – Passion Dreams (2017)
Release Date: March 17th, 2017
Label: Dark Force Records/ Sound Pollution
Dream passionately. Dedicate your life to your craft. Work hard and aim for the stars! That is the story of Sammy Berell.
It all started back in the early 80’s when as a kid Sammy walked into a church and heard the angelic sound of the organ and someone playing a classical composition by Johann Sebastian Bach. Mesmerized by the sound and bewildered by how someone could play so many different tones, classical music would have a great impact on his life from this day.
Sammy Berell was so inspired by the old composers and started practicing different instruments, including the piano at the age of six as well as the flute, drums and violin to name a few. As an early teenager he was given an electrical guitar by his father and at the same time he had grown tired of his acoustic one. He was instantly hooked because it was so easy to play and learn it. It felt all so natural.
Encouraged by his parents, most importantly his mother to pursue his dreams about music, he practiced day in and day out. But people never seemed to understand his extraordinary talent and few people took him seriously. Even though he knew he was good, Sammy Berell wanted to shine above all the others. He sacrificed a lot for years as he recorded himself and practiced even more. He knew that he had to aim high and never compromise if he wanted to reach his dream.
Sammy Berell’s debut “Passion Dreams” is set for release in March 2017 on Dark Force Records / Sound Pollution. The album, born out of dream-fueled passion was recorded in Sound VS Science Studio with producer Daniel Flores (The Murder Of My Sweet, Mind’s Eye, Saviour) together with Sammy Berell as a co-producer.
The album features some of the greatest voices in hard rock; Michael Vescera (Yngwie Malmsteen, Loudness, Obsession) as well as Göran Edman (Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum, Kharma).
Line-up: Sammy Berrell (guitars/ bass/ keyboards/ vocals), Michael Vescera (vocals), Göran Edman (vocals), Daniel Flores (drums/ keyboards)