For Fans Of:
L.A. Guns | Skid Row | Surrender Dorothy | Cold Sweat | 80's & 90's Hair Bands
W.A.L.K.E.R. is a hard rock band based in Dublin, Ireland.
The band is composed of Glen Walker on lead vocals and guitar, Kelan Hughes on
lead guitar and Ali Cruz on drums. They are accompanied by their resident session
player Peter Jordan on bass.
The band produce a thick, riff driven, good time hard rock sound with influences from late 80’s rock bands, but are still firmly rooted in the new generation of hard rock.
The band released their first single "Time To Party" in June 2017, which was mixed by producer Michael Wagener who
has worked with bands such as Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Skid Row and many more. The single reached number 2 in
the Irish rock charts and received air play in multiple countries such as Ireland, UK, USA, Australia and more.
This propelled the band back into the studio to record their debut EP “Bringing Rock Back” which was also mixed
The bands latest achievement is signing a publishing deal with "The Evolving Music Company” under license to
Sony/ATV music publishing. This came about after Denis Desmond, owner of MCD productions and chairperson
of Live Nation UK heard the EP. W.A.L.K.E.R. joins the roster with artists such as Hozier who is also with the
The band are currently writing their debut album and plan to record in late 2019. There are three main things that define W.A.L.K.E.R. Good songs, a high energy and entertaining live show and a “fans come first” attitude.
Bringing Rock Back is more than a statement.... It's a promise.
Bringing Rock Back CD
W.A.L.K.E.R. - Dreaming Of You [Official Video]
"W.A.L.K.E.R. captures the spirit of the good-time rock bands, with great guitarwork
and catchy hooks..." ~ Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal (Guns N' Roses,Sons Of Apollo)
"It sounds like this band traveled in a time machine from the late 80's rock scene.
As good as any of em." ~ Donnie Vie (Enuff Z'Nuff)
“I found the music catchy, energetic, fun, melodic, groove based, with tons of guitar
swagger, coupled with good time rock 'n' roll infused fun, the album is diverse with
lots of character and spirit within the song structures, the musicianship is thrilling
throughout the album.” ~ Nicky Baldrian (Fireworks Magazine)
“The band are absolutely fantastic, Great to hear such music is alive and well in
Dublin” ~ Tony Ainscough (Radio Nova)
Tel: +353 (0) 86 0821448
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Published by The Manamal | February 24TH
PENDULUM OF FORTUNE- NEW ALBUM AND NEW LABEL
Drummer and rock legend Bodo Schopf (Michael Schenker Group, The Sweet, Falco, Udo Lindenberg,... ) met singer David Readman (Pink Cream 69, Voodoo Circle, Almanac, Tank,... ) on a tour in 2011.
In 2014 he played some of his latest compositions to the Englishman and immediately sparked the Readman fire, who was so enthusiastic about the songs that he absolutely wanted to sing them. That was the birth of PENDULUM OF FORTUNE!
In October 2017 the first result of this collaboration was the album "SEARCHING FOR THE GOD INSIDE". The album received very good reviews in all relevant rock magazines, so that the next steps were aimed at. One of them was to find a second guitarist - Matze Erhard - to give the sound more pressure live.
The new album will be released by EL PUERTO RECORDS on 08 March 2019. It was mixed by Bodo Schopf in his studio in Sardinia. Mastered by Sven "Samson" Geiger in his Neckarklangwerk studio in Stuttgart. Samson is known for his work for the Scorpions, Motörhead, Mothers Finest, Lake, Eloy, Saxon, UFO, Molly Hatchet... to name but a few.
Bodo Schopf says: "We are really happy to have found a label in El Puerto Records that still lives and loves music the way we do. Unfortunately, this is no longer a matter of course today, as only business cases balance sheets, follower numbers and clicks in social networks are in the foreground. I think we all - band and label - form a family here with the declared goal of making our music accessible to music fans. What becomes of it is up to you out there. See you on Tour 2019. Bodo Schopf"
BODO SCHOPF (drums),
Michael Schenker Group, Eric Burdon, Udo Lindenberg,
DAVID READMAN (vocals), Pink Cream 69, Voodoo Circle, Almanac & Tank.
VLADIMIR SHEVYAKOV (Lead Guitar), a studio and live musician from Moscow. He
studied classical guitar and played with well-known artists from Russia.
FRANKY R (bass) who has worked for and with such great artists and bands as Michael
Schenker Group, Ronnie James Dio, Kingdom Come and Vanden Plas.
MATZE ERHARDT (guitar, keyboard), who made a name for himself with his incredible
stage performance. Matze played in the band Crime, whose CDs Hard Times and No
Cure made it to the charts in Japan.
Return To Eden 2019 Review
Kicking off the album "Diamond In The Rough" is a fast paced rock n' roll track with explosive vocals, rhythm and drumming that'll get ya fired up fast. "We Stand For Rock 'N Roll" My favorite track off the album has a great old school feel and comes on strong with great rock anthem lyrics. "Lucky Man" is a cover song performed brilliantly, a great tribute to the original jam from Emerson, Lake And Palmer. "Skin and Bones" is another great song with superb vocals and vintage sounding keyboards accompanied by some excellent guitar work. "Return To Eden" has a lot of nice guitar work incorporated along with keyboards, and darker themed lyrics sounding from days of vintage metal songs. "Wishing Well" has a nice pace and feel to the song, with the band following closely along the lead from the lyrics. "Never Be" really highlights the drums, bass and rhythm in the song with the smooth flowing nature of the song, you'll also hear a nice bit of lead guitar in the song. "Don't Make Fool Of Me" is well composed and has some acoustic sounding guitar work unique to the song. I really like the flow of the songs lyrics and feel of the overall track as a whole, a heartfelt jam. "Broken Universe" snaps you back up and gets your fist pounding right from the start, the track is very diverse in sound but certainly a rocker. "Wings Of A Dove" takes you on a magical journey through the ages of rock 'n roll. "Gravy Train" is a good time rock n' roll song. "Rockanini" an instrumental wonderland of metal progressions. "One Of A Kind" brings a new sound to the album with it's unique instraments heard throughout the album, it's a fun rockin' song. "Bitter End" closes out the album with a dark casting of music over "The Bitter End" Lyrics reaching out from the dark into the mind, great track!
"Return To Eden" is a suburb album from Pendulum Of Fortune, very enjoyable and rockable with a lot of vintage hints throughout the album. Recommended for fans of Uriah Heep, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and other Vintage sounding bands from days of old. So refreshing to hear the style of metal we all loved so much throughout the 80's and 90's with metal giants on the airwaves.
Published by The Manamal | February 22ND 2019
Savage After Midnight Releasing "11:59" EP March 8TH via Red Music/The Century Family, Announces Tour Dates With Memphis May Fire
Savage After Midnight:
Shi – Vocals | Jeremiah – Guitars | JT – Keyboards, Vocals | Brandon – Bass | Zack – Drums
Dogged perseverance and unyielding determination are qualities shared by countless bands struggling to break out from their hometown club scene and onto the arena stage. Memphis, Tennessee quintet Savage After Midnight have exhibited far more patience and dedication than most. They are gearing up for the release of their debut EP, "11:59" (RED Music/The Century Family) on March 8th, 2019 with a run of tour dates with Memphis May Fire.
"Since the band members formed in 2009, Savage After Midnight have been sidetracked by an obligatory name change, a studio fire, scrapped recordings from different producers, a crippling lawsuit they had nothing to do with and an 11th hour record label change. We’ve been put through the wringer, man,” says vocalist Shi. “We’ve totally been fed through it. If it’s true that what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, then we must be the strongest band in the world.”
The years of trial and error, and even more years of being uprooted and returning to square one made Savage After Midnight a more professional band, improving their chemistry and allowing them to fine tune their presentation both live and in the studio. The band connected with producer John Falls (Egypt Central) and recorded what would become the "11:59" EP. The band's "work-hard-by-day, rock-harder-by-night" ethos is poured into a collection of songs that are an energized, emotional introduction to musicians that desperately want to make a mark, but only on their own terms. S.A.M. music is aggressive, but still has pop sensibilities. The tracks are colored by galvanic hard rock passages, a contrast of screamed melodies and soaring hooks, and it’s augmented by electronic segments that give the band a modern edge.
“10 Feet Tall,” the first single and video release from the EP, is already making inroads at SiriusXm Octane and Music Choice. It's anthemic and energizing, building from a melodic verse, through a propulsive bridge and into an unforgettable chorus. “Unleash,” the opening cut on the EP, is a message of empowerment in the face of adversity, driven forward by steady backbeats, chugging guitars and electronic effects. “Heartless Machine” is an intense song about soldiers who are sent to war and desensitized, trained so that they will obey commands that civilians never have to contemplate.
Savage After Midnight has toured with Shinedown, Sick Puppies, Pop Evil, and Story of the Year, among others. The band will be touring throughout 2019, and additional songs have been recorded for another EP to be released late this year or early 2020.
Living up to the band's name, leader Shi admits: “We all like to get wild. There’s something savage about us when it comes to throwing down and partying - it’s just who we are. We work really hard, but at the end of the day we’re down for a good time. We'll put on whatever work hat we have to, but once it strikes midnight it's our time - and it’s time to tear it up!” 2019 will be the year that Savage After Midnight tears through the rock world and at long last makes it mark.
Tour dates with Memphis May Fire and He Is Legend
Feb. 28 Zydeco - Birmingham, AL
Mar. 01 The Cowan - Nashville, TN
Mar. 02 Diamond Pub & Billiards - Louisville, KY
Mar. 03 Capone’s - Johnson City, TN
Mar. 05 George’s Majestic Lounge - Fayetteville, AR (KKEG Presents)
Mar. 06 The Riff - Springfield, MO
Mar. 08 House Of Rock - Corpus Christi, TX
Mar. 10 Club LA - Destin, FL
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Published by The Manamal | February 21ST
Swedish hard rockers Crazy Lixx are back with another gem of an album that harkens back to the best of ‘80s hard rock, while also keeping a foot firmly planted in the 21st century. “Forever Wild” further cements the band's status as one of the leaders of the Scandinavian led hard rock revival, cleverly melding a sleaze/hair metal approach (reminiscent of Motley Crue, Warrant, and Winger) with voracious hooks and melodies.
Pre-order the album and stream the single HERE: http://radi.al/CrazyLixxForeverWild
Crazy Lixx Line-up:
Danny Rexon – vocals | Joél Cirera - drums | Jens Anderson – bass guitar | Chrisse Olsson - guitar | Jens Lundgren - guitar
With huge choruses, instantly memorable riffs, wailing, emotive guitar solos, and massive production by Danny Rexon and Chris Laney, "Forever Wild" is sure to resonate with old fans and new listeners alike. Singer Danny Rexon says, "Ruff Justice was the first album where I took on the full role of producer, including recording, engineering, editing and some of the mixing. Naturally, there were things that I learnt along the way and, in retrospect, things that could have been done better. On the new album, I was once again the producer, but this time I brought in a whole lot more experience with me and had a clearer picture of what needed to be done to get a GREAT sounding album. So, you could definitely say that the new album is a natural progression from 'Ruff Justice'. It’s actually the first time in the history of the band where the same band members have recorded under roughly the same conditions, in the same studios, with more or less the same equipment and with the same producer. For the first time, you can hear continuity from one album to the next, so I’d say if you’re a fan of 'Ruff Justice', I bet you’ll enjoy this new album the same, if not even more!"
The band explores a wider range of styles than ever before on “Forever Wild”. From the hard rocking and anthemic opening track “Wicked” to the AOR inspired upcoming single “Silent Thunder,” to songs like "Eagle", that sounds like it came off a Bon Jovi album circa 1986, Crazy Lixx manage to blend a love and reverence for ‘80s hard rock with their own unique stamp on each track. Rexon continues, "I think the way the album turned out has a lot to do with the current line-up that we established in 2016. I’ve always been a fan of melodic hard rock and hair metal, but with previous members, we’ve been pulling a bit more in different directions at times, so the result hasn’t always gone towards the goal I’d like them too, certainly not as much as it has on this album. I can honestly say that the way Crazy Lixx sounds today is a lot closer to how I envisioned the band to sound in the early 2010’s (around the time of 'New Religion') than how we actually sounded 5-6 years ago."
With “Forever Wild", Crazy Lixx have set the bar very high against their own revered and celebrated catalog. Their best album yet? We’d say so!
Don’t miss Crazy Lixx while they’re on the road in support of the album either, as their live shows are a sight to behold! Danny concludes, “On release day (May 17th), we have an album release show in our hometown of Malmö, along with fellow Frontiers band Creye. I’d recommend this event for all the fans that want to see some new songs live for the first time and get a chance to hang out with the band, get the new album signed, and all that fun stuff. After that, we’re lining up a bunch of summer festivals to kick off touring. I think there is a definite summer vibe to this album and the new songs will really fit well on an outdoor summer festival. Really looking forward to this summer’s shows.”
Confirmed dates are below, with more to be announced soon!
Update Published by The Manamal | April 12TH 2019
A New Revenge, featuring an all star line up will release their debut album, Enemies & Lovers on March 29th, 2019 via Golden Robot Records.
Razor sharp riffs, thunderous drums and those soaring vocals that come charging in from on high to lay waste to the landscape. A New Revenge are forged from the very heart of heavy metal….
L.A. based Supergroup - A New Revenge, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Rudy Sarzo, Keri Kelli & James Kottak
joins the ranks of newly created supergroups we saw in 2018.
Featuring one of the finest voices in metal of all time, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (who’s voice is all over albums from Judas Priest, Iced Earth and Yngwie Malmsteen), one of the most versatile and name checked guitarists in rock Keri Kelli (Slash’s Snake Pit, Alice Cooper, Vince Neil Band, Night Ranger and a hundred more) the most iconic bass player in heavy metal history, Rudy Sarzo (who’s work with Ozzy Osbourne, Dio, Whitesnake, Quiet Riot and many more has earned him an almost revered status in heavy music) and long time Scorpions drummer James Kottak (also from Montrose, Scorpions, Warrant, Kingdom Come & more). A New Revenge is the very definition of a supergroup. One who’s members have more than earned their legendary status but also remain humble enough to let the music do the talking and not actually rely on the term.
A New Revenge have released a video for their debut single “The Way” from their upcoming debut album "Enemies & Lovers", which will be released via Golden Robot Records on March 29, 2019.
The Way (worldwide release) A New Revenge Video / Single
…. Due to scheduling conflicts, Sarzo was unable to attend the filming of A New Revenge‘s debut video for the single. The band’s good friend and renowned player Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne, Last In Line) stepped in at the last minute to take his place.
A New Revenge will hit the road across the U.S. in support “Enemies & Lovers” throughout 2019 and is looking at locking in an additional set of European tour dates later in the year.
A New Revenge Facebook
Paul "TheManamal" | February 16Th 2018
Brand new metal from new and old bands!