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.
"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
Crazy Lixx Announce New Album "Forever Wild" Via Frontiers Music SRL To Be Released May 17TH And Release 1ST Single "Wicked"
BREAKING NEWS: Crazy Lixx Official Announce New Album, "Forever Wild", To Be Released May 17, 2019 via Frontiers Music srl. First single, "Wicked" Out Now.
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!
Tour Dates (MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON):
May 17 - Malmo - SWE - Babel (official album release show)
May 25 - Geraardsbergen - BEL - Wildfest
July 27 - Seebronn - GER - Rock of Ages Festival
September 13 - Hamburg - GER - Indoor Summer Festival
Published by The Manamal | February 20TH
Dereak Messer - Lead Vocals | Donnie Deville - Guitar/Vocals | Javier Contreras - Guitar/Vocals | Kenn Youngar - Drums/Vocals |
Maddox Messer - Bass/ Vocals
Messer are continuing their momentum from their breakout year by releasing "Simple Man", the 3rd single and video from their self-titled debut album released in April 2018. "Messer" reached #3 on the Soundscan New Artist chart and was named New and Noteworthy at iTunes. The Dallas.
The Texas based band had a banner year in 2018 with first single “Make This Life” reaching #25 on the Active Rock radio charts, and second single "Save Myself" also made it into the Top 30 - the only truly independent act to do so.
"Simple Man" is already making inroads at radio and digital streaming services, and is set to follow in the footsteps of "Make This Life" and "Save Myself" which garnered attention throughout the rock world with spots on key Hard Rock playlists @ Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora Radio, Google Play Music, Youtube and Slacker Radio. The band has received positive press @ Loudwire, AXS, Alternative Press, Revolver, New Noise, Pure Grain Audio, and more.
The band is gearing up to go back on the road in the 2nd quarter of 2019, having played more than 100 shows last year including a 40-city sold out tour with RED and Lacey Sturm. The band was personally invited by Kevin Lyman to play the Texas leg of the final Vans Warped Tour.
The band's cutting-edge modern rock sound was born through serendipitous connections in the thriving Deep Ellum music scene of Dallas, an area that has given rise to iconic Hard Rock and Metal bands like Pantera, Drowning Pool, Hell Yeah, and King's X. The band grew their fan base locally, and began to branch out regionally and nationally, opening for notable bands such as Sick Puppies, Candlebox, Hinder, Vince Neil, Black Stone Cherry, Drowning Pool, Metallica, Scott Stapp Of Creed, and Avenged Sevenfold, among others. It was on one of these tours that the band caught the attention of Los Angeles based writer/producer, Chad Gendason. The band felt an immediate comradery with Chad and a lasting bond was made. Messer started writing with Chad, and their first collaboration became "Simple Man". Fan favorite "Whiskey" soon followed and the songs started to flow into what would become their self-titled debut album "Messer". The album was mixed by Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Disturbed) and mastered by Tom Baker (Papa Roach, David Bowie, Motley Crue).
Messer continues to build on their momentum and is forging ahead with gritty determination – powered by a ton of positive energy.
Watch Messer's 3RD Single and Video from the self Titled "Messer" album
Track List for Enemies & Lovers:
01. The Distance Between
02. The Way
03. Never Let You Go
05. The Eyes
07. Only The Pretty Ones
08. Enemies & Lovers
09. Here’s To Us
Enemies & Lovers will be released on
Friday, March 29th, 2019.
Pre-Order the new album here:
The Way (worldwide release) A New Revenge Video / Single
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.
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A New Revenge
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High Vol Music
Pendulum Of Fortune
Savage After Midnight
The Cruel Intentions
The Dead Daisies
The Great Affairs
Vains Of Jenna