Bruce Dickinson Re-Issuing Solo Discography On Vinyl

BMG will re-issue the solo catalogue on vinyl from Iron Maiden frontman and rock legend Bruce Dickinson worldwide on October 27th, 2017.

Bruce Dickinson’s six solo albums span from 1990 to 2005 and have been cut from the original masters on heavyweight, black 180g vinyl in artworked sleeves. Two of the titles, “The Chemical Wedding” and “Tyranny Of Souls,” are being made available for the first time ever on vinyl.

The four previously available albums have been long out of print, with the latter two titles now expanded to double LPs for optimum sound. As a special bonus to fans, all six albums will also be available in a limited edition “Soloworks” box.

Pre-orders are online here and all fans who purchase the complete “Soloworks” box will receive a double-sided 24” x 36” Bruce Dickinson poster.

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IRON MAIDEN’S BRUCE DICKINSON: “What Does this Button Do?” Memoir Drops Oct 31

Heavy metal pioneers since their formation in 1975, Iron Maiden have sold over 90 million albums and played over 2000 shows in 63 countries, making them one of the most successful and globally influential bands of all time.One of the world?s most storied musicians, Bruce Dickinson has been the band?s internationally-acclaimed lead singer for more […]

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IRON MAIDEN’S BRUCE DICKINSON: “What Does this Button Do?” Memoir Drops Oct 31

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New Live CD/DVD “Live In Wacken” Announced By Unisonic

German metal act Unisonic – featuring former Helloween members Kai Hansen and Michael Kiske – will issue the live CD/DVD “Live In Wacken” on July 21st via earMUSIC. A clip of the song “Unisonic” can be viewed in the player below.

With the 2012 self-titled debut album, Unisonic unleashed a storm of enthusiasm. For the first time in 23 years, the two former members of Hamburg’s metal institution Helloween reunited to play in the same band. More than a few metal fans might have shed a tear.

After the successful follow-up album “Light Of Dawn” in 2014, a worldwide tour followed with memorable gigs in South America, Europe and Japan until Unisonic, still at full speed, brought it’s energy to the small village of Wacken where one of the biggest and most spectacular metal festivals in the world takes place every year.

On stage, the band showed class and diversity; the sound is spiked with remarkable riffs and guitar solos, thundering grooves, classic metal hymns and hooks other bands would be dying to write. And on top the anthemic vocals of Kiske, whose “out-of-this-world” voice is so extraordinary and strong, he is often mentioned in the same breath with Bruce Dickinson, Rob Halford and Geoff Tate.

Like the studio albums, “Live in Wacken” was mixed and mastered by the band’s own Dennis Ward. The release will be available as a limited CD/DVD (Digipak) version. The bonus DVD includes the video recording of six songs from their spectacular performance.

The track listing is:

CD Audio:

1. Venite 2.0
2. For the Kingdom
3. Exceptional
4. My Sanctuary
5. King For a Day
6. A Little Time
7. Your Time Has Come
8. When The Deed Is Done
9. Star Rider
10. Throne of the Dawn
11. March of Time

DVD Video:

1. For the Kingdom
2. Exceptional
3. Your Time Has Come
4. When The Deed Is Done
5. March Of Time
6. Unisonic

Check out “Unisonic” here:

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New Lyric Video “The Illusion Of Eternity” Issued By Vivaldi Metal Project

Vivaldi Metal Project – the all-star act created by keyboardist Mistheria (Bruce Dickinson, Rob Rock, Roy Z, Mark Boals, John West, Artlantica) and bassist Alberto Rigoni (solo artist, TwinSpirits) – issued a new lyric video for the track “The Illusion Of Eternity.” The songf appears on the new album “The Four Seasons,” which was issued on July 22nd via Pride & Joy Music.

The Vivaldi Metal Project is a symphonic metal remake based on Antonio Vivaldi’s masterwork “The Four Seasons” featuring dozens and dozens of international metal and classical, orchestra and choir guests, including among many: Mark Boals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, Ring of Fire, Iron Mask), John Macaluso (Artlantica, Mastercastle, ex-TNT, ex-James LaBrie) and Mike Lepond (Symphony X).

The track list is as follows:

1. Escape From Hell
2. The Illusion Of Eternity
3. Vita
– part 1: Darkness
– part 2: Light
4. Euphoria
– part 1: Metamorphosis
– part 2: Into the Game
5. Sun of God
6. Immortal Soul
7. Thunderstorm
8. The Age Of Dreams
9. Alchemy
– part 1: The Abyss
– part 2: Canto
– part 3: Golden Number
10. Stige
11. The Meaning of Life
12. The Final Hour
13. Grande Madre
14. Doomsday
– part 1: Skyfall
– part 2: Doomsday
– part 3: Resurrection

Check out “The Illusion Of Eternity” here:

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Jack Russell’s Great White Signs With Forntiers Music

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the signing of Jack Russell’s Great White to the label, representing the next phase of the iconic singer’s rock n’ roll legacy.

At the Jack Russell’s Great White inception in 2011, the frontman welcomed back longtime bassist and friend Tony Montana – this time as a guitar player and keyboardist – lead guitarist Robby Lochner (Rob Halford ), drummer Dicki Fliszar (Bruce Dickinson ) and Dan McNay (Montrose ) on bass.

The new album on the horizon, which is Jack’s 14th studio album, boasts the bluesy hard rock stomp that made Russell an icon in the first place.

“I want to say how happy and excited I am about my band,” states Jack Russel regarding the recent signing with Frontiers for the new album. “I have so much respect for Serafino, Mario, Derek and their team and am so thankful to be working with them. The band and I are off the hook about the new material. You are going to love it!”

Jack Russell’s Great White is currently performing various concerts around the U.S. and upcoming dates include:

July 20 – Stafford, TX
July 21 – Frisco, TX
July 22 – Beaumont, TX
July 23 – Leon, TX
Aug. 19 – Reno, NV
Sept. 29 – Hollywood, CA
Oct. 7 – Englewood, FL
Oct 8 – New Port Richey, FL
Oct. 29 – Joliet, IL

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Special Retirement Set Dubbed “The True Best Of The Beast” Announced As Iron Maiden’s Last Performance

U.K. metal legends Iron Maiden announced that the final stop of the “Book of Souls” tour on August 4th a Germany’s legendary Wacken Festival will be the band’s final live performance. The band promises that the performance will be the most special live event ever conceived in its 41 year history. Dubbed “The True Best Of The Beast,” Iron Maiden will perform both new and classic material spanning its entire history with guest appearances from former vocalists Paul Di’Anno and Blaze Bayley.

In a statement issued by long time band co-manager Rod Smallwood: “After over 40 years rocking the world so many times over, Iron Maiden will perform for the last time at Wacken on August 4th. The decision wasn’t made overnight, but carefully planned out over the last year. If there was ever an Iron Maiden show you should see, this is the one. We have so many surprises in store for the fans.”

Some of the surprises that Smallwood was able to reveal include:

– Every album in the band’s history will be represented with at least one song in the set
– Special guest vocalists include Paul Di’Anno and Blaze Bayley, both of who will perform material from their respective eras
– The stage show will be unlike any other Iron Maiden performance, featuring props and stage sets from the band’s classic tours for “Powerslave,” “Somewhere in Time,” “Seventh Son of A Seventh Son”
– Special Iron Maiden “stage tickets” will be made available as a special side sale, which opens up opportunities for additional fans to attend this performance as Wacken is currently sold out. Each fan with a special stage ticket will receive a 150 page commemorative program, which features never published live and memorabilia pictures spanning the history of the band.

Smallwood added: “The band plans to carve open up a section of the main stage which would accommodate an additional 500 fans. Those special tickets will be a ringside seat for what surely will be the event of a lifetime. Wacken attendees will also have a chance to upgrade their existing tickets for the ‘Iron Maiden Experience.'”

As for the news of the band’s retirement, vocalist Bruce Dickinson stated: “I know this all sounds very sudden, but we have been planning this for many months now. Wacken is such a sacred place for heavy metal music, so we felt it would be the perfect place and time to put on the most amazing Iron Maiden performance ever. Trust me, you will not want to miss this.”

When asked whether his recent bout with cancer was a factor in the decision, Dickinson added: “Not at all. We were targeting that date and time well before I was diagnosed. I am working on a new solo record, so I have no intentions of retiring from music.”

Band founder Steve Harris added: “The decision didn’t come easy, but I’ve come to grips with the fact that none of us are getting any younger and its time to pass the torch to the younger generation. It will be a bittersweet moment for us – like watching our lives flash before our eyes.”

Stage Tickets for the “Iron Maiden Experience” at Wacken will go on sale on sale April 30th at this location.

Iron Maiden’s latest album “The Book of Souls” has gone platinum in the United States and worldwide it is one of the band’s biggest releases to date.

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Special Retirement Set Dubbed “The True Best Of The Beast” Announced As Iron Maiden’s Last Performance

U.K. metal legends Iron Maiden announced that the final stop of the “Book of Souls” tour on August 4th a Germany’s legendary Wacken Festival will be the band’s final live performance. The band promises that the performance will be the most special live event ever conceived in its 41 year history. Dubbed “The True Best Of The Beast,” Iron Maiden will perform both new and classic material spanning its entire history with guest appearances from former vocalists Paul Di’Anno and Blaze Bayley.

In a statement issued by long time band co-manager Rod Smallwood: “After over 40 years rocking the world so many times over, Iron Maiden will perform for the last time at Wacken on August 4th. The decision wasn’t made overnight, but carefully planned out over the last year. If there was ever an Iron Maiden show you should see, this is the one. We have so many surprises in store for the fans.”

Some of the surprises that Smallwood was able to reveal include:

– Every album in the band’s history will be represented with at least one song in the set
– Special guest vocalists include Paul Di’Anno and Blaze Bayley, both of who will perform material from their respective eras
– The stage show will be unlike any other Iron Maiden performance, featuring props and stage sets from the band’s classic tours for “Powerslave,” “Somewhere in Time,” “Seventh Son of A Seventh Son”
– Special Iron Maiden “stage tickets” will be made available as a special side sale, which opens up opportunities for additional fans to attend this performance as Wacken is currently sold out. Each fan with a special stage ticket will receive a 150 page commemorative program, which features never published live and memorabilia pictures spanning the history of the band.

Smallwood added: “The band plans to carve open up a section of the main stage which would accommodate an additional 500 fans. Those special tickets will be a ringside seat for what surely will be the event of a lifetime. Wacken attendees will also have a chance to upgrade their existing tickets for the ‘Iron Maiden Experience.'”

As for the news of the band’s retirement, vocalist Bruce Dickinson stated: “I know this all sounds very sudden, but we have been planning this for many months now. Wacken is such a sacred place for heavy metal music, so we felt it would be the perfect place and time to put on the most amazing Iron Maiden performance ever. Trust me, you will not want to miss this.”

When asked whether his recent bout with cancer was a factor in the decision, Dickinson added: “Not at all. We were targeting that date and time well before I was diagnosed. I am working on a new solo record, so I have no intentions of retiring from music.”

Band founder Steve Harris added: “The decision didn’t come easy, but I’ve come to grips with the fact that none of us are getting any younger and its time to pass the torch to the younger generation. It will be a bittersweet moment for us – like watching our lives flash before our eyes.”

Stage Tickets for the “Iron Maiden Experience” at Wacken will go on sale on sale April 30th at this location.

Iron Maiden’s latest album “The Book of Souls” has gone platinum in the United States and worldwide it is one of the band’s biggest releases to date.

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Angra Premieres New Music Video For “Black Hearted Soul”

Brazilian progressive / power metal act Angra released a new music video for the track “Black Hearted Soul”, taken from the band’s new album “Secret Garden” which was released on January 16th via earMUSIC. The CD was pre-produced by Roy Z (Judas Priest, Bruce Dickinson, Halford) and recorded and produced in Sweden by Jens Bogren (Kreator, Arch Enemy, Opeth).

Check out now “Black Hearted Soul” below.

Explains the band:

“The music video was directed by Drico Mello, who was also responsible for the “Angels Cry 20th Anniversary DVD and the music video for “Final Light”. The video was entirely made with scenes taken in May 2015 during a very successful Japan tour and captures all the love and our affection for the Japanese culture as well as the devotion and excitement of the Japanese fans for their Brazilian idols.”

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Short Preview Of A New Iron Maiden Song Streaming

Iron Maiden is offering a first taste of new music from the eagerly awaited new studio album “The Book Of Souls”, which will be released worldwide on September 4th through Parlophone Records (Sanctuary Copyrights/BMG in the U.S.A.). The album was recorded in Paris with Iron Maiden’s longstanding producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley in late 2014. The band decided to delay its release so that vocalist Bruce Dickinson, who was recently given the all-clear from a tumour, would have time to recuperate sufficiently to join in the preparations for the album’s launch.

Check out now the short preview of a new Iron Maiden song below.

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Short Preview Of A New Iron Maiden Song Streaming

Iron Maiden is offering a first taste of new music from the eagerly awaited new studio album “The Book Of Souls”, which will be released worldwide on September 4th through Parlophone Records (Sanctuary Copyrights/BMG in the U.S.A.). The album was recorded in Paris with Iron Maiden’s longstanding producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley in late 2014. The band decided to delay its release so that vocalist Bruce Dickinson, who was recently given the all-clear from a tumour, would have time to recuperate sufficiently to join in the preparations for the album’s launch.

Check out now the short preview of a new Iron Maiden song below.

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