product: Lichtgestalt - Lichtgestalt EP

label: Lichtgestalt Music

out: 29.08.2014

format: EP

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At midwinter 2013, the Heizzer formed – only with the relief of pure energy – the band Lichtgestalt. Inspired by the same frequency, the fantastic Mr. Hertz found his way into the light. With Brukke, the perfect rhythm generator with his powerful high voltage drum performance joined the party. The perfect bass engineer was found soon in person of Lippmann.

The Lichtgestalt was born. She is the melting pot for old & new, for light & dark and the power of the sounds & lyrics. The founding of this alloy consists of the only, the true steam which means everything to us.

We stand in for the richness of the universe in all it's colours and shapes - except of brown - because we do not have shit for brains.

Brought together already in their previous lives, the companions now are united again – be curious about it! 

The first release of this quartet based in North Rhine-Westphalia/ Germany will the the self-titled EP due in stores on August 29th, 2014. It includes the three tracks „Entfessele den Sturm“, „Motorenherz“ and „Zölibat“ which were recorded with the collaboration of Rage guitar player Victor Smolski and sound engineer Martin Buchwalter at Gernhardt Sudio in Troisdorf, Germany in May 2014. This is EP is a pretaste of the the debut album from Lichtgestalt which is expected to be finished at the end of the year 2014.

product: Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson - Thick As A Brick - Live in Iceland

label: Eagle Vision

out: 29.08.2014

formats: 2-CD, DVD & SD-Blu-ray

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Jethro Tulls legendäres Konzeptalbum „Thick As A Brick” wurde 1972 veröffentlicht und besteht aus einem durchgehenden Song, der sich auf beiden Seiten der damaligen Vinylscheibe ausdehnt und die Geschichte des jungen Wunderknaben Gerald Bostock erzählt. 40 später kreierte Jethro Tull-Gründer und -Frontmann Ian Anderson das 2012er Werk „Thick As A Brick 2: Whatever Happened To Gerald Bostock?”. Im Anschluss an die Veröffentlichung nahm Ian Anderson beide Alben mit auf Tournee, spielte die komplette Geschichte um Gerald Bostock und ließ in Island das hier vorliegende Konzert aufzeichnen. Die Show verbindet Musik, Videoleinwände und Schauspiel, um Bostocks Geschichte auf eine Weise zum Leben zu erwecken, wie es sie noch nie zuvor gegeben hat und die sie zur ultimativen Präsentation von „Thick As A Brick” werden lässt. Das Bonusmaterial umfasst ein Interview mit Ian Anderson, eine Workshop-Performance von „Someday The Sun Won’t Shine For You” mit Montreux-Jazz-Festival-Gründer Claude Nobs sowie den Song „Banker Bets, Banker Wins” live in Montreux 2012. „Thick As A Brick – Live In Iceland“ wird parallel auch auf DVD (EREDV1023) und Doppel-CD (EDGCD533) veröffentlicht.

product: Miss Behaviour - Double Agent

label: AOR Heaven

out: 29.08.2014

format: CD

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Miss Behaviour - The Biography

The story of Miss Behaviour goes back to 2004. Keyboard player Henrik Sproge and guitarist Erik Heikne were both studying Music Management at the Baltic Business School in Kalmar, Sweden, when the idea of Miss Behaviour first came up. With a great passion for 80's melodic hard rock and AOR, they decided to start the band to express their vision of how a modern rock band, inspired by the great bands of the eighties should sound.

The first Miss Behaviour songs where written in a student apartment in Kalmar in late 2004 and ended up at the 3-song EP Give us the world. Miss Behavior worked –and still do with producer/technician Daniel Gese who had a career as drummer/producer with his 80’s metal/sleaze band Pole Position in the late 80s/early 90s.

After the debut album Heart of Midwinter was released in 2006, Henrik and Erik decided to recruit the new lead singer Sebastian Roos, a quite well known singer in Sweden, with a lot of touring, TV and radio performances and Eurovision song contest on his CV. The breakthrough came with the Album Last Woman Standing, released in 2011.

In spring 2011 Miss Behaviour competed in Swedish national radio with the song Till we meet again, making the première live performance with the current lineup in front of 400000 radio listeners. Joining forces with former Backyard Babies manager Michael Sundén in 2011 the band hit the roads in the UK.

Late 2011, after touring the UK with CrashDiet, the album Last Woman Standing won the ”Best AoR album of 2011” readers poll with 23% of the votes, leaving bands like Journey, Robin Beck, Work of Art and more behind. The reviews were fantastic and the album got top scores in important magazines, such as Classic Rock (UK), Sweden Rock Magazine (Sweden) and more.

UK Magazine Classic Rock picked Cynthia as one of the best tracks in 2011, and featured the song on the compilation Classic Rock Buzz. Miss Behaviour returned to the UK on the Smokehead Rocks Tour, playing another 10 dates and finished the tour with a sold out show at O2 Islington Academy in London, Oktober 12th, 2011. In the middle of the song writing and recordings of the new album Michael Sundén tragically passed, in a horrible accident at venue Rock City, Nottingham. This loss took a while to recover from but finally the brand new album Double Agent is finished and the band are more eager than ever to write the next chapter in their career.

Double Agent

Double Agent is produced by Daniel Gese and co-produced by Erik Heikne, Henrik Sproge and Sebastian Roos. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered in Studio Lärkbacken and Realtime Recording Studios, Norrköping, Sweden. String sessions are recorded and arranged by Ronnie Roos.


product: Niva - Incremental IV

label: AOR Heaven

out: 29.08.2014

format: CD

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The history of NIVA began in Skövde in the mid 80’s and the place was the TBV Music House – this was an inspiring environment for many youths to discover their creativity in a lot of ways, especially regarding the chance to discover their musical abilities.

It was also here where a young Tony Niva set his path to be able to sing and write music, and also for the first time to sing through a microphone! It didn’t take long before an offer occurred. The band Zanity got Tony as their singer and their first demo ”Time Out Of Mind” got a lot of attention.

After appearing in a lot of bands around in Sweden  – for example  Vanessa, Swedish Erotica, Malibu Band and Tracy Goes Crazy, Tony got the opportunity to sing for Axia – a band situated and rehearsing in Skövde.

It was an ideal situation both musically and socially for the band and it didn’t take long before a Swedish tour started – both with Axia and later on with a cover band called ”Under Cover”. After some touring, the band drifted apart, and up from the ashes of Axia, NIVA was formed. The band recorded their debut album ”No Capitulation” and got a record deal with Zero Records in Japan in 1994. After recording an up to this date not released follow up album, NIVA was disbanded (1995). For a brief period in 2001, Tony was a member of the metal-act Lion’s Share and who released the album “Entrance” in the same year.

Moving forward to 2011 and a song called ”Janitor Of Love” written for the Swedish Eurovision song contest. This time collaboration partners are Roger Ljunggren and Marcus Persson and even if the song did not make it through, the musical work goes so smoothly, they decide to make another three songs for a demo, just to see if there is any interest for a band in the vein of AOR/Melodic Rock. And it sure is – Marquee Avalon signs with NIVA and after 16 years the band lives up and releasing the album ”Gold From The Future” in Japan, September 2011.

Tony did not settle down because of this, so after some negotiations a British based label released the album in Europe – now under the moniker Oxygen – Final Warning.  The album gets a lot of attention in both Europe and in the United States.

In 2013 NIVA released the CD Magnitude through AOR Heaven for the European market and now 2014 the sophomore album entitled “Incremental IV” is ready.

“Incremental IV” was produced and mixed by Marcus Persson at CM Music Skara, Sweden with executive producer Tony Niva and mastered by Börjesson, Ear Hear Studio Stockholm. Artwork design by Matthias Norén.

product: Deceptic - The Artifact

label: Dead End Exit Records

out: 29.09.2014

format: CD

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With a ferocious but tight thrust, Deceptic will pierce through your soul and bones to make sure that you are awake, and summon those overloaded goosebumps that has been inactive for far too long. It's heavy, melodic, groovy with a lot of air at the same time. With their debut album The Artifact, they will bring you to unseen rivers and foreign lands, to grant you a memory to keep with you always! Deceptic's unique sound can be compared with In Flames, Soilwork, Meshuggah, Periphery, Tesseract and many others!

product: Victory - Don't Get Mad...Get Even

label: Yesterrock/ Universal

out: 01.08.2014

format: CD (re-issue)

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Victory was formed in 1984 from the remnants of the band Fargo. Bassist Peter Knorn, the two guitarists Tommy Newton and John Lockton and drummer Bernie Van der Graaf had all previously worked together in that band. After originally working with singer Pedro Schemm, and later Thunderhead frontman Ted Pullit, former Gary Moore- and Ted Nugent-singer Charlie Huhn became the band’s singer.

After the release of the self-titled debut album in 1985, the line-up changed again when drummer Fritz Randow replaced Van der Graaf and Herman Frank replaced John Lockton. The band’s second release ‘Don’t Get Mad…Get Even’ was released in 1986 and repeated the great success of their debut release. The single ‘Check’s In The Mail’ became a big radio hit in the USA. Today, ‘Don’t Get Mad…Get Even” is a rare, long-time out of print collector’s item which now was re-mastered for a re-issue CD release on Yesterrock by the kind courtesy of Universal Music Germany.

product: American Dog - Neanderthal

label: Bad Reputation

out: 19.07.2014

format: CD

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After 6 albums, Last Of Dying Breed, Red, White, Black and Blue, Scars' N' Bars, Hard, Mean, Poison Smile and three live albums (If You Want Bud, Foamin ' at the mouth, Hard On The Road CD + DVD) plus Six Pack, an EP of 6 titles celebrating the benefactions of the alcohol and the casualness, American Dog returns to us in a primitive way. Just check the cover artwork painted by the late, great fantasy and science fiction artist, Frank Frazetta!!! You rock dogs know Frazetta's work from classic album covers for Molly Hatchet, Nazareth, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Wolfmother! Their rock 'n' roll is raw, furious and primitive. Néanderthalien is there! Steve Theado, his guitarist (the man knocked down by a little charitable motorist who left for dead himon the side of the road with two broken legs, a broken pond and an exploded kidney, it is necessary to remind) it) and Michael Hannon are two specimens which no war of the fire knew how to switch off. And surprise, their clan grew rich of the fourth big dog: the guitarist John Salvatore. What leaves to Steve Theado the care of going to go hunting on unexplored lands. Michael Harris, one of these wandering hyénidés, came to complete the line-up after Keith Pickens escapes from the savanna of Ohio. 4 of the Apocalypse push the bludgeon of the rock with the from now on legendary ' Certified ass-kicking 100 % Rock 'n' roll ' for our biggest happiness. Neanderthal is the powerful work of four dogs fighting for their survival while going to conquer other. Then yes they are ugly, unpolished and held even maybe, but let us not forget that they possess a big cultural wealth (from Alice Cooper to Ted Nugent via(including) Motörhead and Blue Oyster Cult) and a staunch robustness. It has been 14 years since American Dog adapted himself in the middle hostile of the rock and they are still far from the extinction. Especially when it is Doug Goldstein, the ex-manager of Guns’N’ Roses (between 1991 and 2008), who put them under his protection.