He is the distinctive voice of Alter Bridge. He as well gained incredible recognition with being the voice of Slash’s back band Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. He jammed with members of Led Zeppelin, he worked with the best of the best… he is undeniably one of the greatest rock singers of our time.
After the successful collaboration between Alter Bridge and Napalm Records, Myles Kennedy as well decided to sign with the Austrian label to release his long-awaited first solo album.
The New Reality’ is the third and final chapter in an album trilogy by iconic metal vocalist Geoff Tate. Its release comes a year after the release of the second part, entitled ‘Resurrection’, and two since the first, ‘The Key’. Operation: Mindcrime is a creative platform that continues in the spirit of the historic Queensrÿche album of the same name, spawning concepts as grand as the music and intertwining the intensity of Tate’s iconic past with his former band and the provocative, progressive mindset that has made him one of music’s most resolute forces. Joined by a cast of musicians whose talent and resumés speak volumes for the quality of musicianship that is on display here, ‘The New Reality’ is another quality progressive rock/metal entry from Tate.
Geoff Tate sold more than 25 million records at the helm of Queensrÿche, the band he fronted for three decades from their inception to 2012, earning three Grammy nominations, five MTV Music Video Award nominations and an MVA victory along the way. The landmark concept album ‘Operation: Mindcrime’ thrust Tate’s unique social consciousness, style and expertly crafted lyrics into the national spotlight in 1988 and was followed in 1990 by ‘Empire’, the album that took Queensrÿche to arena headlining status and sold over 3 million copies on the back of singles such as ‘Silent Lucidity’ and ‘Jet City Woman’. By the time they released ‘Promised Land’ in 1994, Tate was widely acknowledged as one of the best frontmen in rock and metal and a driving force behind one of the most innovative bands around. From these albums up to 2009’s overlooked gem ‘American Soldier’, Tate’s ambitious concept album that explores the consequences of war as told through the voices of veterans, his thirteen album tenure with Queensrÿche was marked by exploration, intrigue, bold risks and gratifying results. ‘The New Reality’ continues that musically adventurous tradition.
Melbourne band The Cherry Dolls release full-length debut album ‘Viva Los Dolls’ on Golden Robot Records.
“Raw dog dirty realness as Rock ‘n’ Roll should be! I would describe this band as heavily influenced by The Stooges, MC5, Johnny Thunders or New York Dolls, of course there are many bands out there with similar influences, The Cherry Dolls are a band who gets it right. I love the sort of country and western meets old school punk track …….. but I really dig the whole album! I suspect these catz would be really awesome live!”
AFM Records proudly presents the new cover artwork, tracklisting and release date of the upcoming LEAVES’ EYES album ‘Sign of the Dragonhead’.
The hearts of symphonic metal fans will beat faster: Epic metal hymns, cracking rock songs, great choirs, powerful classical music, a top notch production and magic melodies – on top of it all Elina’s outstanding voice. The energy of the latest shows and tours (a.o. with Sabaton in North America) were taken directly into the music and studio recordings. The biggest LEAVES’ EYES record to date.
Haema are an industrial-influenced experimental groove metal four-piece based in Northamptonshire, UK. Recently, the band has signed to metal label, Sliptrick Records, who will release the quartet’s debut EP, ‘Insurrection’ on October 31st, which was recorded at Initiate Audio & Media by Neil Hudson (Krysthla/Gutworm).
To celebrate that this is just over a week away, the band has unveiled a promo video of what to expect from the EP.
Sardinian metal act Moebius have unveiled their new music video and second single ‘Mercury’, and have given us an exclusive look at the clever, intriguing and truly unique video/song, as it impressively is made by nine words in Morse code used as a rhythmical pattern!
The single is taken from their upcoming new concept album called ‘Hybris’. It has been mixed and mastered by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Strapping Young Lad, Behemoth) and it will be released on October 20th 2017.