Dear press & radio,
below you find the key information about ROCKVILLE MUSIC’s upcoming March 14th release from PAVLOV’S DOG: “Has Anyone Here Seen Sigfried”) (digi pack re-issue, re-mastered from the original master tapes plus 9 previously unreleased bonus tracks).
The mailout of the CD’s will start tomorrow. We have limited quantities of promo copies available of this release. Please contact us if interested!
Release: Pavlov’s Dog – Has Anyone Here Seen Sigfried +9
Release Date: March 14th, 2013
Label: Rockville Music
Distributor: Soulfood Music
It's been only three years since 1974, when Pavlov's Dog were celebrated the highest signed newcomerband ever since, ready and being expected to climb the peak of rockmusic. Classics such as Julia and Song Dance, plus David Surkamp's incredible vocal performance branded their iconic release Pampered Menial in 1975. But the band started to fall apart already when they recorded their 2nd album At The Sound Of The Bell. Violin player Sigfried Carver had already left (that's where the title „Has Anyone Here Seen Sigfried?“ comes from). 1977, during the recording sessions of Has Anyone Here Seen Sigfried, the band finally split.
Frustrated and burned out David Surkamp and Douglas Rayburn took the unready tapes to New York and finished the work with contributions of Elliot Randall and Jeff Baxter of Steely Dan. Columbia Records anyway refused the release. The musicians received a cassette copy in 3rd class sound quality. Since then the original mastertapes were believed to be lost.
In the 80ies one of the musicians manufactured a short run of vinyl copies - made of his cassette copy - and „released“ it under the banner of „St. Louis Hounds“ (he was scared to use the name „Pavlov's Dog“). From this vinyl some dubious „labels“ manufactured CD bootlegs (titled „St. Louis Hounds“, „Third“ or „Great Lost Third“, a.o.). So enforcedly the 2004 reformed Pavlov's Dog authorized the first legal release to Rockville Music in 2007, titled „Has Anyone Here Seen Sigfried?“. Unfortunately still in poor sound quality, but with 10 bonus tracks added. This could have been the end of the story, if …
… in 2013 the original mastertapes weren't rediscovered! After restauration the sound quality turned out excellent. The difference to what's been out before is just phenomenal (once again: Anything out before was made from copies of copies of anyway bad sounding cassette tapes). So finally, after 36 years, fans can listen to the album as its been recorded & produced in 1977!
Together with the mastertapes, the artwork supposed to be the artwork of the original release, was as well rediscovered. Additionally, this release comes with 9 new & previously unreleased bonus tracks: Stop Short was originally recorded but not included on the „St Louis Hounds“ vinyl. Plus 6 live tracks recorded 2011/2012 (incl. the never before released Paris), plus an acoustic version of Julia (2007), plus an alternative mix of Falling In Love as well found on the mastertapes.
Last not least: The booklet tells the true story of this album, written by David Surkamp.
Track list: 01 Good Bye Trafalgar, 02 Falling In Love, 03 Only You, 04 Painted Ladies, 05 I Love You Still, 06 Jenny, 07 Today, 08 Stop Short * (original outtake), 09 It's All For You, 10 Suicide, 11 While You Were Out, 12 Falling In Love * (alternative mix), 13 Julia * (David Surkamp acoustic version 2007), 14 She Came Shining * (live 2012), 15 Fast Gun * (live 2011), 16 She Breaks Like A Morning Sky * (live 2011), 17 Paris * (live 2011), 18 Good Bye Trafalgar * (live 2012), 19 Only You * (live 2012)
Dear press & radio,
Swedish Hard Rock band SKINTRADE are back with their brand new studio album „Refueled“ which will be released on February 28th, 2014 via AOR Heaven.
The PR for this release will start early next week and be handled digitally via Haulix. Mike Exley @ ME PR will be in charge for the PR in the UK and we will take care of the rest of Europe.
Please send us your requests!
Product: Skintrade – Refueled
Label: AOR Heaven
Release Date: February 28th, 2014
During the 1990's Skintrade enjoyed huge sucess in Sweden and abroad, particularly in Scandinavia, Holland, Germany and Belgium. During this period the band toured extensively in Europe and played some of Europe’s biggest festivals such as Dynamo Open Air (Holland) and MTV’s Rock Am Ring (Germany) to name a few. Skintrade also toured around Europe supporting bands as Motorhead, Danish rockers DAD and the Irish band Therapy?.
The debut album ”Skintrade” released in 1993, recieved an overwhelmingly positive response by the press and the public. The singles ”Sick As A Dog” and ”One by One” got frequent airplay, and the videos aired on heavy rotation on MTV’s Headbangers Ball. The band also received the Zeppelin-Award for best Rock act and a nomination for best video at the Swedish Grammy awards. The follow-up ”Roachpowder”, produced by Thomas Skogsberg (Entombed, Hellacopters etc), was released in 1995. This collaboration allowed the band to explore a darker, heavier side. Again, the videos for the songs ”Snap goes your mind” as well as ”Flies”, were repeatedly aired on MTV.
Now, the Swedish hard rockers Skintrade are back with their third studio album ”Refueled” set to be released on February 28th, 2014. The first single ”Monster” will be released in January in advance. This is the band’s first full-length studio album since ”Roach Powder” released in 1995 and the best of album ”Past and Present” in 2012 which included three new songs.
”We have been working very hard writing songs and recording for over a year and half. We’re really proud of the new album and we definitely feel that this is our best effort so far. We can’t wait to get out on the road again and meet our old friends and to make new ones”, says lead singer Matti Alfonzetti.
Swedish Producer/Engineer Oscar Ammer (Social Pretender, The Moving, Human Desolation) was chosen to co-produce and mix the album. The album was recorded in Skintrade’s studio and mixed in Oscar Ammer’s studio Echobox Audio Production.
”Refueled” packs 12 stunningly powerful songs that will place Skintrade in an undisputed position as a Hard Rock/Metal band to be reckoned with.
Line-up: Matti Alfonzetti - vocals, guitars; Stefan Bergström - guitars, backing vocal; Håkan Calmroth – bass, Håkan Måsen Persson - drums, backing vocal
Tracklist: 1. Monster, 2. Liar, 3. Pay In Blood, 4. Hardcore MF Heartattack, 5. Close My Eyes, 6. Getting Away With Murder, 7. Mountain, 8. Been To The Bottom, 9. Worse Than Wasted, 10. Dying In Your Arms, 11. Wild One, 12. Look Me In The Eye
Sound clips in advance:
Dear business partners,
below you find the key information for the first new PR title in the new year:
EZ LIVIN’ – Firestorm (LZ Records/Sony, out: February 28th, 2014).
The PR for this release will start at the end of this week or early next week. Please send us your requests! Guitarist Hans Ziller (Bonfire) will be available for interviews as well.
Album: EZ Livin’ – Firestorm
Release date: February 28th, 2014
Label: LZ Records
The German-American Hard Rock group EZ LIVIN‘ around mastermind and BONFIRE guitar player Hans Ziller returns with former ACCEPT singer David Reece on the mic!
Founded in 1991, EZ LIVIN’ in the same year have sold 20.000 copies of their debut album “After The Fire” in Europe alone. After the release of the record, the band successfully went on the road as part of the Metal Hammer Roadshow together with Axel Rudi Pell, Casanova, Coracko and Domain.
Now, in the year 2013, Hans Ziller has called some new colleagues to get the group going again. The guitarist added some familiar names to the line-up: Harry Reischmann, who’s known as drummer of Ziller’s other band BONFIRE, Ronnie Parks (Tango Down and Seven Witches) on bass guitar, Paul Morris (Rainbow) on keyboards, piano & organ and none other than the aforementioned former ACCEPT front man David Reece (Bangaloire Choir) are completing this band which is playing melodic Hard Rock with a bluesy touch. Chris Lyne (Mother Road and ex Soul Doctor) appears as guest on guitars.
With the new album Firestorm which will be released on 02.28.2014 via Sony Music and was produced & mixed by Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline etc.) EZ LIVIN‘ are ready to rock the European stages again in April 2014!
The band will perform both old and new songs from it’s own catalogue but also offer the classic songs from BONFIRE and ACCEPT – a tour not to miss!