BigMotorGasoline (BMG) has bumped the spirit of rock up a notch with engaging tracks off their 2nd CD, "The Way Things Used To Be”.
The music you want to hear in your car, at the cottage, or riding your Harley is right here!
For Fans Of: One Bad Son, Monster Truck or Blackberry Smoke
John Freitas – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar | Roger Dafoe – Lead Guitar | Dave Brown – Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals | Sterling Dale – Drums and Percussion
BigMotorGasoline (BMG) has bumped the spirit of rock up a notch with engaging tracks off their 2nd CD, "The Way Things Used To Be”. The music you want to hear in your car, at the cottage, or riding your Harley is right here, right now! Two years in the making, BigMotorGasoline's 2nd CD, "The Way Things Used To Be", delivers some high octane rock that will get heads boppin', feet stompin' and put smiles on those rock music aficionados that have been waiting for something new, fresh, and long overdue on the Canadian music landscape.
A sound that is similar to One Bad Son, Monster Truck or Blackberry Smoke.
The band's new CD will be released April 29, 2020.
About Big Motor Gasoline
Bigmotorgasoline is a rock band based out of Marmora, Ontario, Canada.
It’s been four years since BigMotorGasoline entered the music scene with the debut of “Fuel to Burn”.
“Fuel” hit the airwaves of the world from Canada to the United States, Australia, South Africa, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Airplay on streaming radio in the UK brought this Peterborough based band more exposure in Rock & Metal Magazine. In the USA, “Dirty Politician” hit a chord with radio across the country during the elections of 2016, with more releases
from FTB, making the airwaves. Leadoff single, “Vodka” followed by “Lately” proved popular in Iowa, Colorado, Arizona, Massachusetts, Michigan, Georgia and California. “BYOT”, an album track, hit the number two spot on the year end music charts at CJIM Radio in Montreal.
BigMotorGasoline made a dent on the music scene, prompting reviews like these……
365 Radio Network (10 stations/400K listeners) – “every song is a party in your pants” ”well-crafted and have hooks for days”
Code Zero Radio describes BMG as “honest rock desperately needed on the airwaves….”
Q108 Kingston adds “an almost southern rock flavor, the energy and licks take me back to the 80’s and 90’s music…”
Kaotic Music Reviews – “southern feel good rock and roll”, “for fans of Monster Truck, One Bad Son, Glorious Sons…”
Fast Forward to 2020
As the world has changed, so have things with BMG. Two member changes, countless rehearsals, and finally new songs without sacrificing the trademark BigMotorGasoline sound.
All this resulting in “The Way Things Used To Be”. Solid feel good music, southern rock feel, and the same kind of music you want to hear while driving in your car, riding your Harley, or cranking up to eleven with your friends. Throughout the tracks, you’ll detect the fun times the boys had making this CD. Stronger lyrics escaping the traditional theme of love lost and conquered to upbeat, reflective, and party themed tunes like “Raise A Whiskey”, “Who I Am”, “Feelin’ Alright” and many more. Most of all, BigMotorGasoline produced a song and video that everyone can relate to, “The Way Things Used To Be”. Hope you enjoy the tunes! And hey! Check out the video on YouTube, and check out all the music on Spotify!
Always great when it comes to live shows, BMG really know how to interact with their crowd. You can literally feel the energy going back and forth between the crowd and the band,
it's like they are feeding off each other! Bigmotorgasoline is there to entertain and that is exactly what they do! When BMG is live on stage, the crowd is always 100 % responsive and totally engaged with the band!!
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Published by The Manamal | April 26TH 2020
One of the greatest hard rock bands from Denmark in the recent history (and the country does have a history in the style) is back with a new single!
For fans of AC/DC, Guns'n'Roses & Led Zeppelin.
Kris – Lead Vocal | Ben – Right Wing Axe & Backup Vocal | Claus – Drums & Cowbell | Mikkel – Bass
Junkyard Drive releases a new single "Mama" on the 27th of April 2020.
Since Junkyard Drive came home from their EU-tour with Eclipse, they have been dying to write some new material.
The Danish rockers are well known for their good time Rock N' Roll, but this time, things have become more serious, dark and melancholic.
About Junkyard Drive
Junkyard Drive is the new rising star in Danish Rock n’ Roll with soaring riffs, one of the best Rock vocalist in Scandinavia and a tasteful degree of nostalgia.
Junkyard Drive’s reputation is as one of the most energetic and explosive live bands in Denmark. Wearing black leather jackets, they capture the audience with their old school Rock n' Roll.
In the 80s Guns n’ Roses was called' 'The most dangerous band in the world' in 2018 that band is from Denmark and they are called Junkyard Drive!
So if you are into honest Rock N’ Roll you will not be disappointed.
Junkyard Drive has toured most of Northern Europe including the Baltic Nations. In the fall of 2016 Junkyard Drive toured USA and Mexico with great success.
In 2018 the band began touring around the southern part of Scandinavia, headlining and playing at several festivals, among them the legendary Sweden Rock Festival.
In 2017 the band released their debut album "Sin & Tonic" recorded at the legendary Medley Studios by producer Soren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Dead Daisies, Mike Tramp).
The album has been praised by critics and fans alike.
The first single from the album "Sin & Tonic", "Geordie", based on an old folk song from Northern Eng-land, has had extensive airplay in Denmark and abroad.
The song has garnered a loyal following throughout their home country.
There seems to be no stopping the band from Roskilde Denmark who released their sophomore album titled "Black Coffee" in September 2018.
The album was recorded at Medley Studios once again. They are dedicated to their craft and know how to write Rock n’ Roll music done to a level of perfection fitting the genre.
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Published by The Manamal | April 26TH 2020
If there was a band synonymous with the infamous Sunset Strip it is L.A. GUNS. Born into a scene that will never be replicated, L.A. GUNS rode alongside Motley Crue, Guns n’ Roses, Ratt, Poison, Quiet Riot and co. in one of the biggest movements in Music history. L.A. GUNS are without a doubt Hollywood Rock Royalty.
Kelly Nickels - bass | Steve Riley - drums | Scotty Griffin - lead guitar | Kurt Frohlich - lead vocals and guitar
Having recently signed to Golden Robot Records part of the Golden Robot Global Entertainment Group, the legendary L.A. Guns have released their new single ‘Crawl’
off their upcoming album RENEGADES.
‘Crawl’ is now available on all digital platforms.
L.A.GUNS - Behind the scenes - Crawl - Single - April 2020 - Out Now on Golden Robot Records
About L.A. Guns
The band was formed in 1986 and signed with Polygram Records in 1987, recording their first album that summer. This first album, titled "L.A. Guns", went on to sell over 1,000,000 copies
giving the band its first platinum award. Tours with AC/DC, Iron Maiden and Def Leppard followed. A compilation of the videos made from this first album also earned the band a gold video award. L.A. Guns went into the studio to record their second album, "Cocked and Loaded", in the spring of 1989. It was a hit right away with the release of "Rip and Tear" as the first single and video. "Never Enough" and "The Ballad of Jayne" followed, pushing the album toward platinum status once again. The video compilation from this album earned the band its second gold video award. A successful world tour followed. The band's third album, "Hollywood Vampires", was recorded in the fall of 1990. With the release of "Kiss My Love Goodbye" as the first single and video, and another successful world tour, the album gave L.A. GUNS its third platinum album in a row.
"Vicious Circle" was released in early 1995 and was followed by another successful world tour. In 1999, L.A. Guns went into the studio to record a greatest hits package titled "Black Beauties" that also included five new songs written for the album. In 2001, the band released its sixth studio album, "Man in the Moon" and in 2002 their 7th Album "Waking The Dead" followed.
After a 2003 world tour to support Waking the Dead, L.A. GUNS recorded "Rips The Covers Off" with producer Andy Johns. This was a collection of 70's rock songs. L.A. GUNS began work on "TALES FROM THE STRIP" and it was released in August 2005. It received some stellar reviews and critical acclaim. A live CD, "Loud and Dangerous", was released late August 2006 with the band again supporting it with a world tour.
In November 2011 the band signed their latest record deal with Cleopatra Records, releasing their tenth studio album "Hollywood Forever" in June 2012. The album was produced once again by veteran music producer, Andy Johns. The new record debuted at #25 on the Billboard Rock charts with the title track "Hollywood Forever", and it was considered one of the best Hard Rock albums of 2012 by fans and critics alike, proving once again that L.A. GUNS were on top of their game with tracks like "You Better Not Love Me" and "Sweet Mystery".
Now after some down time, the band is back and firing with the return of Kelly Nickels on bass, Steve Riley on drums, Scotty Griffin on lead guitar and Kurt Frohlich on lead vocals and guitar.
With more than 30 years' worth of noteworthy material, the band have proved to be true warriors of the 80's genre and are geared to tear it up across the world giving audiences the high-octane Rock-n-Roll that is L.A. GUNS.
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Published by The Manamal | April 24Th 2020
About 2,5 years have passed since the release of their much-acclaimed album "Transition State"
Now OZ are back with full force and their new album entitled "Forced Commandments"!
Vince Koivula - Lead Vocals | Juzzy Kangas - Guitars, Vocals | Johnny Cross - Guitars, Vocals | Peppi Peltola - Bass, Vocals | Mark Ruffneck - Drums
The Scandinavian metal outfit OZ releases"Forced Commandments" the band's 8th studio album, following "Transition State" released nearly 2 years ago.
The new album sounds fresh and powerful, but OZ still have not forgotten their musical roots.
Roaring guitars, kick-ass solos, catchy lyrics, a driving rhythm section and powerful, sometimes high pitched vocals will catapult you straight back to the good old days of classic heavy metal!
"forced Commandments" is available as a CD Digipak, limited edition Gatefold Vinyl LP in 3 different colors as well as download & stream. Produced by OZ and Mika Borgersen, mixed & mastered by Lars Chriss & Mike Lind at Masterplant, the album over artwork was crafted by Carl-André Beckston / Blekkmark Design Studio's.
Get your copy on April 24TH 2020 on Massacre Records available everywhere
Formed in the town of Nakkila, Finland in the late 70’s. Their debut album was released on a Swedish record label – Tyfon Grammofon in 1982. By then the line-up consisted of Ape De Martini (vocals), Kari Elo (Guitar), Tauno Vajavaara (Bass guitar) & Mark Ruffneck (Drums). The Second-hand lady/Rather Knight-single was released the same year. The band gigged around Finland and even appeared on Finnish TV playing Hey You and Second-Hand Lady backed up with pyrotechnics and all.
OZ is best known in the Metal World for its 1983 ”Fire In The Brain” album and the classic 1984 ”Turn The Cross Upside Down” Maxi single. Totally OZ have made 7 albums and one EP and been part of several split albums. OZ music has been sold with different record companies around the world during the years. 1991 OZ was taking a break from Metal Music stage, but was back in business 2011 with the new album “Burning Leather” released 18th November 2011 World Wide (AFM Records and Spiritual Beast), produced by Nicke Andersson (Imperial State Electric, ex. Hellacopters, ex. Entombed). Old OZ hard core with Ape DeMartini (Lead Vocals), Jay C. Blade (Bass and Vocals) and Mark Ruffneck (Drums) was back with new guitar players Michel Santunione and John Berg.
2017 was time for "Transition State". The new album was released 20th October by AFM Records World Wide. The new OZ recording and touring line-up is coming totally from Pori/ Björneborg in Finland. It was the time to release the old dogs and hire new hungry wolfs tells OZ founding member Mark Ruffneck. The drummer Mark Ruffneck keeps The Red Metal Machine running and after some year’s hiatus, all systems go again! For more info check OZ homepage: www.ozofficial.com
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Published by The Manamal | April 13TH 2020
Debut full length album "On Fire" by the Greek classic heavy metallers BADD KHARMA is released worldwide by ROAR! Rock of Angels Records March 13TH 2020
For Fans Of: Rainbow, Dio, Yngwie Malmsteen, Riot, Heaven and Hell, Eclipse
Nikos Syrakos - Vocals | Gregory Giarelis - Guitar | Manolis Tsigkos - Guitar | Tasos Ioannidis - Bass | George Papazoglou – Drums | Dimitris Marinis – Keyboards
Location: Athens (Greece)
Available on Jewel Case CD, 2LP Red/Yellow Splatter vinyl (limited to 250 units) & Digital streaming/download format.
• "On Fire" is released worldwide by ROAR! Rock of Angels Records (Mystic Prophecy, Steel Prophet, Ashes of Ares, Monument, Freternia, Enemy Inside, Aerodyne etc.).
• Mixed and Mastered by Christian Schmid and R.D. Liapakis at the Prophecy Studios, (Kempten – Hegge, Germany)
• Recorded and engineered by Tasos Ioannidis At Orfeas Music Studios (www.orfeasmusicstudios.gr)
• Guitar Reamping at Devasoundz Studios by Thimios Krikos
• All backing vocals arranged by Margarita Papadimitriou
• Backing vocals recorded by Nick Papadopoulos at Soundflakes Studios
• Backing vocals performed by Margarita Papadimitriou, Michalis Karasoulis & Manos Gavalas
• Cover artwork, layout & logo design by George Zacharoglou
• All photos by Dimitris Marinis (www.dm-photo.gr • www.dimitrismarinis.gr)
• Produced by Badd Kharma
About Badd Kharma
BADD KHARMA is a melodic hard rock band from Athens (Greece), which was formed in 2013 by Nikos Syrakos (vocals, STEAMROLLER ASSAULT), Gregory Giarelis (guitar, solo artist) and George Papazoglou (drums, ex- KING DRAGON). The trio started working on its own songs and after a year of composing and rehearsing, Tasos Ioannidis (bass, ex- PHASE REVERSE), Manolis Tsigkos (guitar, INNERWISH) and Dimitris Marinis (keyboards, AIRGED L’AMH) joined in and the line-up was finally completed.
As a six piece, the band started working on new songs and rearranging the older ones. After three years of ups and downs, 13 melodic hard ’n’ heavy songs were finally ready and in late 2017, BADD KHARMA entered Orfeas Music Studios (Athens, Greece) with Tasos Ioannidis as the sound engineer, and they started the recordings of their debut album, “On Fire”. The mixing and mastering of BADD KHARMA’s first brainchild, were handled by Christian Schmid and R.D. Liapakis at the Prophecy Studios, (Kempten – Hegge, Germany). The cover artwork, layout design and the band’s logo were made by George Zacharoglou, who has worked in many of INNERWISH albums as well.
The name of the band is not just two words that sound nice combined. It reflects their journey, from the day they decided to form the group, up to the day the recordings of “On Fire” came to an end. And BADD KHARMA has come hell or high water to deliver 13 groovy, melodic and full of catchy melodies songs and the lads are “on fire”. After all, 13 is the “lucky” number, isn’t it?
Nothing in life comes by chance. What you give is what you take… And no matter where you go, Karma will find you! “On Fire” is highlighted for fans of early and later Rainbow, Dio, Yngwie Malmsteen, Riot, Heaven and Hell, Eclipse.
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Published by The Manamal | April 3RD 2020
17 Crash's 3rd Album "Through Hell And Back" Released Via Volcano March 20TH 2020
ROCK N' ROLL FOR EVERY HOLE .
A mix of hard/blues and glam rock | Embracing the old school with the modern new breed.
Ros Crash / Rosario Vasile - Vocals | CJ Blackdog / Francesco Guarneri - Guitar | Wildcat / Damiano Bertucelli - Guitar | Maxxx / Massimo Taglioli - Bass | Phil Hill / Filippo Monti - Drum
About 17 Crash
Born in 2011 in Tuscany, thanks to the passion of Phil Hill and Ros Crash.
17 Crash at their early beginning unleashed their passion with a pure 80's LA Glam Rock Style.
Their first Album “ Reading your Dirty Minds” (2015) well represented that “teenage” spirit and soul.
After a first tour all along Italy, the band came back in studio in early 2017 for the second chapter. Following the "Glam era" the guys were ready for a change: they needed something different, something more fresh, always maintaining their rock nature but more with an eye to a modern hard Rock/Aor. They worked hard to find a new sound that could represent the true heart of the band.
“Hit the prey”, 17 Crash's 2nd Album, saw the light in March 2018 with the production handled by Alessio Lucatti (Vision Divine, Deathless Legacy) and the Mix & Master by Simone Mularoni (Domination Studio, DGM).This album has been said to be a compromise between the 80's sound and the Modern Hard Heavy/Aor. This album can be also defined as a new chapter of 17 Crash's life, a New Era more 2000s oriented, even if the “old school” will be never forgotten.
During 2019 they came back in studio to work on the 3rd Album: "Through Hell And Back".
During this 8 years of activity they had a lot of great opportunities and rewards, more than 300 live and the chance to play as opening act for : Geoff Tate, Crazy Lixx, Faster Pussycat, Girlschool, Adam Bomb, Frankie Chavez.
Nati in Toscana, grazie alla passione di Phil Hill e Ros Crash.
All'inizi della loro carriera, i 17 Crash sfogarono tutta la loro passione per la musica con un sound Rock tipico della LA Glam anni 80. Frutto di questo lavoro è il loro primo Album “ Reading your Dirty Minds” (2015) che ben rappresenta la loro anima “ Teenager”.
Dopo un primo tour in giro per l'Italia, la band tornò in studio agli inizi del 2017. Lasciati alle spalle gli anni “adolescenziali” di “ Reading your Dirty Minds”, per la composizione del loro secondo lavoro si dedicarono alla ricerca di un sound che potesse rappresentare al meglio la vera anima, matura, della band.
“Hit The Prey”, il secondo Album dei 17 Crash, ha visto la luce nel Marzo del 2018: un compromesso tra il sound 80's ed un più moderno Hard Heavy/AOR. Questo album può essere definito come un nuovo capitolo per la vita dei 17 Crash, una nuova era più orientata agli anni 2000 anche se, la “vecchia scuola” non sarà mai dimenticata.
Agli inizi del 2019 i 17 Crash tornano nuovamente in studio per la composizione del loro terzo Album “ Through Hell and Back”. Anche per questo nuovo lavoro, la produzione è stata affidata ad Alessio Lucatti (Vision Divine, Deathless Legacy) mentre Mix&Master è affidato a Simone Mularoni (Domination Studio, DGM).
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Published by The Manamal | April 2ND 2020
SteelCity - "Mach II" worldwide released in stores and digitally March 20th, 2020 via Perris Records
Tags: Melodic Rock (For fans of Bon Jovi, Winger, Europe & Giant)
Roy Cathey (Vocals), Mike Floros (Guitars), Jason Cornwell (Bass), BJ Zampa (Drums), Tony Stahl (Keyboards)
Origin: Los Angeles, CA
2019 was a challenging year for Steel City, as the band were tasked with following up their successful debut, "Fortress"; not only did Steel City meet the challenge but surpassed it.
Great songwriting, powerful production, and amazing performances abound on the bands latest effort, "Mach II". Steel City hopes you love listening to it as much as they loved making it for you.
About - Steel City
Thunder & Lightning. Two words that can be used to describe the incendiary sound that is Steel City.
Thunder by way of a booming, monstrous rhythm section. Lightning in the form of heavy, riff-driven guitars, soaring lead vocals, and lush harmonies.
This is hard rock music that truly mesmerizes the listener the very instant they hear it unleashed. Brash yet sophisticated, unapologetic yet still heartwarming, Steel City provides
an unabashed homage to the golden age of hard rock, harkening back and speaking directly to you, becoming part of the soundtrack of your life.
Initially started as a solo project by founding member, principal songwriter, and guitarist Mike Floros, Steel City evolved into the band that it is today.
By carefully assembling the most skilled, talented rock musicians available, Mike formed a band that is a vaunted force in the melodic hard rock world.
Enter Roy Cathey, lead vocalist extraordinaire. As a member of the early-90s sensation Cold Sweat, his Herculean voice has been appreciated by audiences worldwide.
Holding down the bottom end is Jason Cornwell. An experienced studio and touring musician, “The Boston Bassman” has shared the stage with such luminaries as Eric Martin.
BJ Zampa brings the heat from behind the drum kit. BJ brings style, substance, and fury to fuel the band.
Rounding out the group is Tony Stahl, whose keyboards bring texture and depth to SteelCity’s songs, thus completing the shape of their sound.
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Published by The Manamal | April 2ND 2020
Brand new metal from new and old bands!