Dear media partners,
below you find the key information about the new album „Atlantis“ by one of Germany’s leading Americana/ Folk/ Country/ Rock bands: MOONBAND. “Atlantis” is the third studio album by this Munich based group.
Please get in touch with us if you would like to obtain a promo copy of the digi pack from us!
Product: Moonband – Atlantis
Release date: March 21st, 2014
Label: Rockville Music
In August 2010 THE MOONBAND's debut album OPEN SPACE was released. One of the biggest German newspapers (Sueddeutsche Zeitung) described it as „extraordinary smart Country & Folk with an enormous catchy, variable, and steady growing spectrum“. Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation (BR), a big countrywide public service broadcaster, choose it album of the week („wonderful folk“) and included tracks in their rotation lists. And THE MOONBAND was even noticed outside Germany: „An interesting and engaging debut that deserves notice.“ (americana.co.uk).
The insider tip became an unexpected success.
On their second album DENAVIGATION (released 8/2011) THE MOONBAND sharpened their unique style. SZ commended „they emancipated themselves from the great heroes of the Neo-Americana movement. Nevertheless it can happen that one asks if it's Bob Dylan, when this album by the fantastic Moonband is on.“
On March 21st 2014, THE MOONBAND's third album ATLANTIS will be released. ATLANTIS was recorded live in an old, secluded house in the Bavarian Forest. ATLANTIS catches THE MOONBAND genuinely, just like being in the same room with the band.
On ATLANTIS the band brings into question what you may call folk music, while at the same time upholding their own story as a steady advancement: New facets, new instruments and surprising twists make THE MOONBAND louder and more urgent.
Nevertheless the band's proven trademarks remain: Vocal harmonies, affectionate arrangements, beautiful melodies. Or like a reviewer once wrote: „Music to dwell.“
„Wonderfol folk, independent from times and places. Like the sound of their brothers-in-mind, the Americana heroes Calexico, The Moonband follows the American folk tradition, without being frumpy at all.“ (Bayerischer Rundfunk)
„The 5 musicians play extraordinary smart folk. The spectrum of their betimes melancholic music is enourmous variable, catchy and steady growing.“ (Sueddeutsche Zeitung)
„The Moonband once again proves, that superb Country-Folk does not necessariely have to come from USA. The Bavarians don't have to hide behind their mates from overseas. This CD is simply perfect!“ (Das Musikmagazin)
Liebe Freunde der gepflegten Rockmusik,
die australischen Hardrocker BLACK LABEL melden sich mit ihrem vierten Studioalbum “Blood Money” zurück.
Wir bemustern hier alle PR-Bereiche in Deutschland & Österreich, haben aber leider nur eine limitierte Stückzahl von Promo-CDs zur Verfügung. Bei Interesse bitte unbedingt anfragen!
Produkt: Black Label – Blood Money
Label: Bad Reputation
Black Label are the best live band in Australia – fact. Over a ten year career- they have played hundreds of shows, including countless shows with both Rose Tattoo and The Angels – and if heavy, blues based rock in the tradition of those bands is your bag – then you will dig Black Label. Make no mistake though. This is not a band playing carbon copied Brewster Brother or Wells/Cocks riffs, and whilst they certainly tip their hats to those aforementioned bands, ‘Blood Money’ confirms in no uncertain terms that Black Label are at the height of their powers and playing truly amazing, original and memorable heavy rock of the first order, and with ‘Blood Money’, they have delivered a defiant collection of ballsy heavy rock anthems.
‘Blood Money’ is the fourth studio album from this Sydney based band, and it shows a significant maturity in both the song writing and musical stakes. That is not an implication that any of their previous efforts were underdone – far from it in fact. It’s just that the band’s sound has come a long way from the days when they were playing a twin guitar style of southern fried, hard rock boogie that channelled Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet and Blackfoot. The différence is that the tunes on ‘Blood Money’ are world class. This is as good as ANY heavy rock album you’ll hear, and ranks as the bands heaviest album, with a sound that to me is aimed clearly, at the European heavy rock / metal market.
Whilst bands like Airborne have had some international success pillaging a dog eared, AC/DC style of rock, large scale success has eluded Black Label, who are far more authentic. Black Label have a pedigree that included former members of both Heaven and Boss in their ranks. They have been endorsed by Rose Tattoo’s Angry Anderson and the late Peter Wells, and after several years and hundreds of gigs, have more than paid their dues. Credentials aside though, ‘Blood Money’ affirms that they are the 100% bona fide article with this ten track album loaded with firebrand hard core riffs and a heavy duty groove. Recorded and produced by Greg Clarke, the guitars are underlined by thunderous rhythms – Australian rock at its best. Vocalist Steve Mulry has a strong, solid and powerful voice, and belts it out in no uncertain terms. From top to bottom, every song on this album is killer. This entire album smokes.
After several years, the lack of success must be a frustration, but Black Label decide to go still on. Now, this CD comes with Live in Berlin, a second CD smokin hot & live, before a new effort scheduled late 2014. ‘Live In Berlin’ attests, they are on par with any of the planet’s best heavy rock bands, whoever you care to name. The guitars are up front, and it’s in your face. No overdubs here, this is no bullshit rock ‘n’ roll of the highest order. There are 12 tunes on the disc. If you ain’t hip to Black Label – I strongly suggest you climb on board. You won’t be disappointed.
Eagle Vision/ Edel veröffentlichen am 21.02.2014 die neue DVD der taiwanesischen Metaller CHTHONIC: „Ián-Bú”. Wir bemustern ab sofort mit Finished Product und nehmen Anfragen seitens der Print-Presse aus Deutschland und Österreich gerne entgegen!
Bassist Doris Yeh steht zudem auch für E-Mail Interviews zur Verfügung!
Chthonic sind eine taiwanesische Metal-Band, die 1995 gegründet wurde und seit 2005 in der heutigen Besetzung besteht. Ihre Musik mischt Metal mit traditionellen chinesischen Instrumenten, textlich ist die Gruppe von der taiwanesischen Mythologie, dem Volksglauben des Daoismus und der Geschichte ihres Landes beeinflusst. Jede ihrer bisherigen Veröffentlichungen war ein durchgehendes Konzeptwerk. Bekannt sind die Musiker für ihre sehenswerten Kostüme, ihr Make-Up und die sensationellen Bühnenshows. Außerdem stehen die Bandmitglieder für offen geäußerte politische Gerechtigkeit hinsichtlich von Menschenrechten, der Unabhängigkeit Taiwans und der Gleichberechtigung der Frau. „Ián-Bú” wurde im Sommer 2013 bei einem Festival in Taiwan aufgezeichnet und präsentiert eine Reihe von Songs ihres aktuellen Albums „Bú-Tik”, das in Europa über Spinefarm in den Handel kam. Die DVD umfasst zudem die offiziellen Videoclips zu fünf Albumtracks plus weiteres Bonusmaterial.
TRACKS: 1) Intro: Arising Armament 2) Oceanquake 3) Supreme Pain For The Tyrant 4) Next Republic 5) Takao 6) Broken Jade 7) Southern Cross 8) Sail Into The Sunset’s Fire 9) Defenders Of Bú-Tik Palace 10) Outro: Undying Rearmament
Behind The Scenes (1) & (2) / Promo-Videos: 1) Supreme Pain For The Tyrant 2) Sail Into The Sunset’s Fire 3) Next Republic 4) Set Fire To The Island 5) Defenders Of Bú-Tik Palace / Behind The Scenes der Videos (1), (2) & (5) / Interview mit Bassist Doris Yeh und Regisseur Vince Chuang
VÖ: 21. Februar 2014
Label/Vetrieb: Eagle Vision/Edel
Format: Musik DVD
DVD Format: NTSC Region 0
Sound-Formate: Dolby Digital Stereo
Spielzeit: ca. 105 Minuten
die australischen Hardrocker THE DEEP END kommen im März in Europa auf Tour, um ihr aktuelles Album „Cop This“ live zu promoten.
Wir bitten um Abdruck der untenstehenden deutschen Tourdates und nehmen Anfragen für Interviews und GL gerne entgegen!
THE DEEP END
15.03. D-Cologne, Sonic Ballroom
16.03. D-Münster, Gorilla Bar
18.03. D-Bremen, Meisenfrei
20.03. D-Hamburg, Club Am Donnerstag
21.03. D-Arnstadt, Rockkneipe Jungfer
22.03. D-Lauchhammer, Real Music Club
28.03. D-Mühlhausen, Kulturfabrik
29.03. D-Landshut, Wintergarten
Aktuelles Album: „Cop This“ (Bad Reputation/ Cargo; erschienen im Dezember 2013).
Italian Rock band PAVIC are supporting their new album “Is War The Answer!?” (Out: January 24th, 2014 on Anteo Records/NVM) with a second video for the title track of this coming album. The clip can be found on Youtube under this URL:
We are still taking requests from press & radio for this release!
Here comes a short information from the band about this video:
"Every good change starts from a question and for what we think, war is never the right answer. There's no winner when someone dies. Nothing of good comes from destruction and suffering. This song is trying to be something like a wake-up call, a food for thought about the fact that violence is never a valid answer to our problems. Maybe we all should find a new way of thinking. Don't you all think that it would be great to change, to grow, to evolve in something better, something new? A brave new world where we could live unscared or even better, unscarred?
We found a perfect location to shoot this video in a wonderful park near Rome, in Anguillara Sabazia (a few steps away from Bracciano's lake).
The idea was to have two opposite factions ready to fight each other but we had some problems with the organization of the shooting. Just the day before, we still were without any army to use and that was a BIG problem. Thanks god at the last moment we found the contact of the Chimera Softair Team and let me tell ya, if you see them you will never realize that they aren't a real army. They are stunning and amazingly realistic. So with all the trouble solved, we were finally ready to start.
The shooting took a couple of days and we all really had good moments together. We spent a long time with Chimera's Army and we had a lot of funny moments with them especially because they were doing a music video for the first time. Was funny to see them staring at us during our playback, like if we were strange creatures coming from another world :) But we suppose it's normal when you haven't seen something like that before. They were really great people and fundamental to helping us doing a good job. Now we really can't wait to share this video to the world and we really hope you'll like it.”