product: Come Taste The Band - Reignition

release date: 25.01.2019

label: AOR Heaven

PR: world

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Come Taste the Band (CTTB) is a Norwegian classic hard rock band, founded in 1997 by guitarist Jo Henning Kaasin and singer Vidar Heldal. The early line-up, included bass player Ståle Naas, Eldar Melkvik on keyboards and Frode Flatland on drums. In the early years, CTTB was a Deep Purple tribute band and released two CD`s with Deep Purple songs; «A Tribute To Deep Purple» in 1999 and «Live» in 2006. From 1997 to 2007, CTTB played hundreds of concerts in Scandinavia.

In 2007, CTTB were asked by the Norwegian festival, Kartfestivalen, to play a concert with former Deep Purple singer/bass player, Glenn Hughes. This show resulted in a partnership that lasted until 2010, when Hughes founded Black Country Communion with Joe Bonamassa. Glenn Hughes & CTTB did four tours together, playing Deep Purple Mk III and IV classics.

In 2011, Come Taste the Band teamed up with former Deep Purple/Rainbow-singer, Joe Lynn Turner. JLT & CTTB toured Scandinavia, doing both Rainbow and Deep Purple material. Together they hit the road between 2012 to 2014. During days of, Turner, guitarist Jo Henning Kaasin and bassplayer Ståle Naas wrote and started recording two brand new songs, Tied Down and Don`t Let Me Bleed. Both songs ended up on the new CTTB album, «REIGNITION».

2014 also saw CTTB doing two concerts with former Rainbow singers, Doogie White and Graham Bonnet + Norwegian singer, JORN Lande. Come Taste the Band have changed the line-up several times during the years, with only leader and guitarist, Jo Henning Kaasin, singer Vidar Heldal and bass player Ståle Naas staying constant in the band.

In 2017 celebrating 20 years, CTTB played two big sold out shows with former Whitesnake guitarist, Bernie Marsden and Doogie White (Rainbow/Michael Schenker). After those concerts Doogie White and Jo Henning Kaasin started to write new material.

CTTB landed a record deal with AOR Heaven in November 2017 and recorded seven songs with Doogie White as the singer. Those songs were recorded at Juke Joint Studio, Notodden and Stable Studio, Oslo – Norway. The band now is joined by Swedish musicans, Birger Löfman on drums and Svenne Jansson on organ/keyboards. The album was produced by Halvor Halvorsen/Jo Henning Kaasin & CTTB, with Leif Johansen (Phenomena/21 Guns/A-ha) helping out with engineering. Njål Frode Lie mixed and mastered the album.

The album «REIGNITION» includes 9 classic hard rock tracks, played mostly live in the studio and with lots of improvisations. Doogie White is singin on 7 tracks and Joe Lynn Turner on 2 tracks.


product: Buckets Rebel Heart - 20 Good Summers

release date: 07.12.2018

label: Pride & Joy Music

PR: world, excl. Japan

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Buckets Rebel Heart is the new band formed by ex Bad Company and Humble Pie guitarist Dave "Bucket" Colwell, along with former 720 & New Torpedoes drummer, Paul "Taff" Edwards. The line-up is completed by lead vocalist Jim Stapley and bass player Dave "Boycie" Boyce, previously of The Quireboys. 

December 7th, 2018 sees the release of the band’s debut album 20 GOOD SUMMERS via Pride & Joy Music, showcasing 12 songs written by Colwell and Edwards. Mixed in Nashville, by Grammy Award Winner Ben Fowler, the album also features vocal contributions from Mollie Marriott and Rick "Georgia Satellites" Richards, among others. Hit the Song tab to hear three songs from the album.

The band made their live debut in June, going down a storm at the SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2018 – go to Youtube to see some great footage from the show, plus the official video for the song "Rebel Heart".

“Springsteen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Georgia Satellites, Bad Co, Humble Pie?...if you like any of these bands, there is no reason why you will not like 20 Good Summers,,,,,12 cracking songs!” (Mark Taylor/ Record Collector)


product: Born Again - True Heavy Nation

release date: 07.12.2018

label: Pride & Joy Music

PR: world

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BORN AGAIN is a French Heavy Metal band which originally was formed in 2016, set on creating a melodic and heavy sound enlivened by a strong vocal performance.

The result is a mix between 1970’s and 1980’s bands like Motörhead, Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy and Black Sabbath. Their first album “Strike With Power” received very good feedback all around the world.

The sophomore release “True Heavy Nation” now is the first album on Pride & Joy Music and will be released on December 7th, 2018. Stan W. Decker (Primal Fear, Ross The Boss, Stryper) designed the artwork. The mix was handled by Pierre-Emmanuel Péllison at Studio PE in Besancon, France.


product: Eric McFadden - EMF does AC/DC

release date: 13.11.2018

label: Bad Reputation

PR: Germany, Austria & Switzerland

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"When it comes to covering AC/DC, it's important to bare in mind that you can't rock AC/DC songs harder than AC/DC. As a lifelong fan of the band, it seemed that it would be preferable to pay tribute to them by interpreting their songs in a completely different way. To go the other direction, and do an all acoustic homage to these rock legends. For me, playing the songs in this way exposed just how good the songs are, and how much substance there is beneath the bombast of the loud guitars and wailing vocals. 

This was recorded in a pretty raw, organic fashion, with few overdubs. We left in the mistakes, because the opposite of perfect is awesome. Please have a listen and take a joyride with us on the highway to heck", Eric McFadden

After Pat McDonald and his Tribute to Depeche Mode, it's the turn of Eric McFadden, the master of the voodoo gypsy blues, to attack a monument of the Rock.

It is a sacrilege then to strip the biggest group of of all times of rock 'n' roll? Without the electricity of Angus Young, the frenzy of Malcom and hoarse voice of Bon or Brian, whom are worth these compositions which enriched all the physiotherapists of the whole world?

We knew it for a long time, Eric is a master of covers. Then we shall not be surprised seeing him excelling at this dantesque repertory provided with its acoustic guitar, sometimes slide, sometimes bluesy, sometimes hispanicist and with its great hot voice that sometimes come to help with relevance a violin, a tambourine or feminine choir.

From the intro of Hells Bells, Eric takes us in his world. The strings are made dark when arises his voice from beyond the grave close to a Tom Waits. It is the Baron Saturday that sounds the gathering of its zombies at the sound of the bells of hell. The big gathering of the damned of the Rock 'n' roll!!! That come to support the women who know magnificently how to keep the Rhythm, although it is splendidly slowed down and erotized by the Californian guitarist. We celebrate and we drink in a bar filled with smoke in the vapors of strong alcohol. It is its tour in the jazzy stenches with this humming double bass and this hispanicist guitar. Adorned to begin the furious evening in the sound of a Beatin Around the Bush plunged into an American bayou, Eric McFadden takes then the leisure to calm us by admiring the full moon at the sound of a mandolin sublimated on a melancholic Shook Me All Night Long. But the mass is far from being ended and McFadden settles to put us an uppercut in teeth, quite there bluesy slide rock 'n' roll. But we talk maybe too much! It is enough to listen to these arpeggios of violin and this ardent voice to melt you as vampires in the contact of blinding light of the sun. We are in Sin City, don’t forget it and it is naturally Whole Lotta Rosie who sparks things off. Executed in acoustic guitar slide completely, the native of Albuberque makes a success of his bet. Some pinched ropes, a voice come of besides grave, Eric McFadden plunges the title into the deep bayou where the soul of the old men bluesmen spreads as a trail of alcohol. It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock 'n' roll nowadays. No matter whether it is at the edge of a truck, of a motorcycle or any vehicle, let us take advantage of this magnificent journey which offers to us Eric McFadden and Ride on !

Let There Be Rock !


product: The KRP (Keith Reid Project) - In My Head

release date: 07.12.2018

label: Rockville Music

PR: Europe

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Keith Reid & Gary Brooker founded Procol Harum in 1967. In the same year A Whiter Shade Of Pale became a world hit. While Gary was the rockstar, the voice & face of Procol Harum, Keith was the poet and artworker who preferred to hide in the dark. At most, he flitted over a videoclip for a few seconds. Soon he decided to stay off stage and wasn't seen there for some decades. Quite a unique phenomenon in the rock scene. Anyway the band's classics, their musical, lyrical and artistic entirety – such as Homburg, A Salty Dog or Grand Hotel - would be unthinkable without Keith Reid.

„In My Head“ is released under the banner "The KRP" (Keith Reid Project). It is Keith's second solo album after „The Common Thread“ (2009). The album contains a fine collection of soulful songs that Keith composed together with Anders Widmark, Rob Wassermann, Steve Booker, Anthony Krizan, Matt Noble, John Waite (famous for „Missing You“) and Steve Booker (writer of Duffy's 2008 hit „Mercy“). Six singers are featured on the Album: John Waite, Steve Booker, Anthony Krizan, Jeff Young, Chris Merola & last but not least on four songs, the young and talented Maya Saxell.

For appetizer check out „Ten More Shows“ or In „My Head“.

product: Pavlov's Dog - Prodigal Dreamer

release date: 07.12.2018

label: Rockville Music

format: CD digi & digital

PR: Europe

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8 years after the last Pavlov's Dog studio album the „prodigal dreamer“ David Surkamp once again shares his poetic songs and musical tales with us.

For a band that releases about one album per decade a new album is truly an extraordinary event. „Prodigal Dreamer“ for David makes a special dream come true. The album contains a collection of songs that came together over the years, each one specifically picked and relating to a personal story. New compositions of the past eight years combine with just lately accomplished pearls of the past decades to a harmonious whole. Finally, the artwork closes the circle to Pampered Menial, the album that started it some 40 years ago.

„Prodigal Dreamer“ was recorded by method of room-miking. In this process the band performs together in one room, without clicktrack or similar appliances. The performance hereby is captured „for real“. This recording method is an art for itself that today only few sound engineers are in control of. Paul Hennerich is an expert in this field, handling e.g. broadcasts and recordings of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra or monitoring renowned jazz projects. This procedure mostly passes on any post-processings. In this way an unequalled authenticity, warmth, dynamic and „in real character“ is achiefed, that interprete the sensitive songs on „Prodigal Dreamer“ also soundwise in an appropriate way … and give the listener the feeling of being right in the middle.

product: Sunny Vegas - Hotel Sunny Vegas

release date: 07.12.2018

label: Rockville Music

format: CD digi & digital

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Sunny Vegas … that's a ride on the highway with a beer on your lap, with music for the essentials: Love, Life and Rock'n Roll.

Just rock, no masterplan, just fun, passion and a twinkle in your eye? Will that be it to generate something special? Or maybe even for that very reason? Sunny Vegas dare the experience on themselfes ...

On a chummy night in 2011 three friends (let's call them Sunny, Bunny and Munny) decided to form a band. The way shall be the goal, fun is the aim, and of course never take themselfes too serious. They called it „German Schweinerock“ … however that translates? … well, anyway they didn't really know what it should sound like. The band was called after a personage that frontman Matthi Birkmeyer invented: „Sunny Vegas is an adorable but spaced out guy who since 30 years believes, that his big break is instant ahead. A rocker to the core, no matter where he is, he grabs his guitar and plays … even if nobody listens. Which most of the time is the fact.“ … Evil to the ones who think Sunny is Matthi's alter ego ...

The story goes on: Some years later the three realized that had actually written some cool tunes. So they grabed a box of beer and an 8-track and recorded their opus in the rehearsal room. The outcome sounded pretty well, so there was the album „Sweet Mobile Home Recordings“ (2014), which was surprisingly well received … and as it's still reading so nice, we may exemplaric quote Breakout Magazine again: „Marriage, job problems or stress? We recommend Sunny Vegas! And if you feel good already, you'll even feel better. Listen & enjoy. 100% successful!“

Isn't that wonderful? Sunny rubbed his eyes in disbelief and rocked on until 2018 … well, and a few weeks ago he brushed the dust off the 8-track and here we go: Let there be „Hotel Sunny Vegas“ … once again the big break is instantly ahead, isn't it?

 

 

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