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June brings a new label to The Manamal Radio which is great news for you because new labels means new bands and new music for all you rockers out there. The new label addition has been in business for over twenty five years!
Perris Records is an American record label dedicated to heavy metal and in particular to subgenres like hair / pop metal , sleaze metal , AOR , and hard & heavy in general. The label was founded in the early nineties in Houston , Texas , United States by Tom Mathers . Perris was born when Mathers' band, Cherry St. , toured nationally without a label. So instead of waiting to find some record company, Mathers founded his own. Many bands that overcame the crisis period of the early nineties due to grunge , signed for Perris as well as new generations of more recent bands. The label has therefore become a reference for the "revival" of hair metal from the nineties to the present.
We are very excited to be part of Perris Records in the next chapter of the labels legacy!
May Band Of The Month -
Every Mothers Nightmare
The band's newest release; "Backtraxx" highly sought after release that really shines on the bands southern roots and includes
Brain Sutton of country legend Ricky Skaggs band on banjo, fiddle, dobro, and the mandolin. "Backtraxx" features all new artwork.
60+ minutes of music (includes 3 demo bonus tracks from recording sessions). >>Read More
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Artist who we have lost, but will not be forgotten
Hard rock vets Molly Hatchet are mourning the death of their singer Phil McCormack, who has passed away at the age of 58. No official cause of death has been revealed and details are still scarce. Molly Hatchet later also confirmed and commented on McCormack's death stating, "It is with great sorrow to announce the passing of our friend and band member, Phil McCormack. Our condolences and prayers go out to his family during this time of loss. Phil's contributions to Molly Hatchet were heard around the world. He will be missed but never forgotten.
Paul Whaley - As the drummer on Blue Cheer's first three albums, Paul Whaley helped define the sound of heavy metal. He left the band in 1969, but returned for several reunions. Whaley died on Jan. 28 at the age of 72 from heart failure.
Stephen Ellis played bass in Survivor from 1981-87. He joined the band after the first album, playing on all their major hits, and returned for a few years in the late 90's. Ellis passed away on Feb. 28TH
Paul Raymond, the keyboardist and guitarist from UFO who also did stints in Savoy Brown and the Michael Schenker Group, has died only a few days after the band concluded a tour. He was 73.
Scots drummer Ted McKenna, known for stints with Michael Schenker, Ian Gillan, Rory Gallagher and the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, among others, died during surgery at the age of 68. McKenna was a member of Scottish heavy rock band Tear Gas, who became the Sensational Alex Harvey Band in 1972 when they teamed up with frontman Alex Harvey. They split in 1977 and McKenna went on to join Gallagher’s band then Michael Schenker Group.
Mike Grose, who died on March 8, was Queen's first bassist, playing with the band for their first three shows in the summer of 1970. After leaving the band, he returned to his native Cornwall, where he joined a band with singer Tim Staffell, whose departure from Brian May and Roger Taylor's previous band, Smile, paved the way for Freddie Mercury to join forces with them.
Guitarist Bernie Tormé joined Ozzy Osbourne's band in the immediate aftermath of Randy Rhoads' death. Prior to that he'd played in Ian Gillan of Deep Purple's self-named band. He died on March 17, one day shy of his 67th birthday, after a battle with double pneumonia.
Neal Casal, a guitarist who played with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Phil Lesh and Willie Nelson, has died at the age of 50 on August 27TH 2019. No information was given on the cause of death. The news was revealed on Casal's Facebook page. "It’s with great sadness that we tell you our brother Neal Casal has passed away," reads a message. "As so many of you know, Neal was a gentle, introspective, deeply soulful human being who lived his life through artistry and kindness. His family, friends and fans will always remember him for the light that he brought to the world. Rest easy, Neal, we love you."
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