KIMBERLEY DAHME – Can’t A Girl Change Her Mind?/ release: 23.10.2009

KIMBERLEY DAHME – Can’t A Girl Change Her MindKimberley was noticed by Tom Scholz and Gary Pihl of the band BOSTON , when they came to a club performance looking for a new drummer. Tom Scholz, Boston ‘s founder was impressed with Kimberley ‘s singing and asked her if she could play bass.

A couple of months later on January 1st, 2001, Kimberley was on stage at the Fiesta Bowl in front of 80,000 people and millions of TV viewers. This was her debut with the band and her first time playing bass guitar professionally. Tom Scholz liked her song-writing so much that he included a song she wrote called “With You” on the BOSTON album “Corporate America.”  “With You” will be released again on Kimberley ‘s new CD “Can’t a Girl Change Her Mind.”

Four tours later with BOSTON have made her one of the fan favourites and a stand out example for women who Rock. Kimberley Dahme has always been and will always be a singer/songwriter/producer.

Advertisements

OVERLAND – Diamond Dealer / release: 23.10.2009

OVERLAND – Diamond DealerSteve’s first solo album “Break Away” had fans divided as it was so much different from his work with FM, but many grew to love it as it was something different from the norm.

For the second album Escape Music managing director Khalil Turk introduced Tor Talle to Steve Overland and they started writing together materials for the past 12 months and they decided to take this album towards more AOR/Rock which Steve Overland well known for and much loved for, and the result is “Diamond Dealer“. What Steve gives us with his second outing is a more classic approach to melodic rock, with great songs that have feeling and depth.

Songs such as “Brave new world”, “I’m Still Breathing” and “Heart’s don’t lie”, “Bring Me Water” all hit home with maximum effect. They are sung from the heart and it is another testimony to the fact that Steve is probably the most passionate vocalist that the UK has ever produced.

ECHOTERRA – The Law Of One/ release: 25.09.2009

ECHOTERRA – The Law Of OneEchoterra was formed by Jonah W and Yan Leviathan in 2007.

The duo spent most of 2007 and 2008 writing the songs for Echoterra’s debut, The Law Of One.

In 2008, Suvi Virtanen joined the band as the vocalist. The remainder of the line up was complete when Brian Hollenbeck joined on bass and vocals, and John Gensmer on drums. 2009 was spent mostly in the studio and the album was completed in the summer. The Law Of One features stellar keyboard and orchestration along the likes of Nightwish, Stratovarius and the likes.

A very special guest appearance by guitar extraordinaire Bill Hudson (Circle II Circle) is featured on the song; The Will of Life.

ABI VON REININGHAUS – King Of Heart, Artist Reissue / release: 02.10.2009

ABI VON REININGHAUS – King Of Heart“Songs without words” from one of the great masters of contemporary guitar. With its long awaited “Artist Reissue” Abi von Reininghaus’ “King of Heart” album finally arrives with all new artwork and additional great new songs. Having been one of rock guitar’s acclaimed and timeless instrumental albums all of its initial magic is right there and alive.

In fact, with its brand new songs ranging from Rock/Reggae (“Dreadrock Island”), Rock/Blues ballads (“Pacific Coast Highway”, “Pray”), and gutsy unplugged sounds (“Tennessee Motel”) along with the original album’s 12 compositions “King of Heart – Artist Reissue” unleashes its force with a great blend of fierce virtuosity, majestic instrumental ballads and state-of-the-art recording. Enjoy the rich variety of earworm-melodies and lushious grooves and get carried away in this unique mix of styles from Rock to Blues to Classical and back again. Hear the delicate nuances of carefully recorded acoustic instruments and get swept away by the raw energy of powerhouse rock guitar – a 63:31 minute journey through the best of instrumental guitar music.

MARKONEE – See The Thunder

MarkoneeMarkonee are a hot new band from Italy that specialise in Classic hard rock, the sort that we all love as purveyed by Winger, Ratt, Gotthard and Warrant. They first recorded a concept album “The Spirit of Radio” three years ago that was based around the invention of the radio by Gugliemo Marconi, hence the band name. However, their new recording “See the Thunder” boasts a brand new sound  and much stronger material. With Beau Hill (Alice Cooper, Ratt, Winger, Signal, Eric Clapton, etc) twiddling the knobs we are obviously going to get a very professional sound; and it does not disappoint.

See the Thunder” features 10 original tracks that demonstrates how the band have matured, with great teamwork and the key skills required to stand out of the crowd in today’s complicated music business. They have pulled this off so well that they have landed opening slots for such bands as Winger, Gotthard, White Lion, The Sweet, Molly Hatchet, Tyketto, Soul Doctor, Y&T, L.A. Guns, and House of Shakira. So they have already created a name for themselves by sheer determination.

From the opening chords of “Way 2 Go” we are in for a real treat, with driving guitars and thundering rhythms. Gabriele Gozzi’s lead vocals really set the whole thing off and the harmonies are so convincing it is hard to believe that we are not listening to a band from North America ! Their sound is so tight and they certainly have that finesse that we have recently found in bands like Gotthard. Check out the songs “The cross between the lines”, “Brand new day” and “Back on me” for a perfect hard rock outings, whilst “Cherry Blossom” is a good choice for ballad of the year. Markonee push all the right buttons and with this recording they have all the ingredients to go far in this competitive world of hard rock.

mellotrön_ Set to Destroy U.S. on DISASTOUR ‘09

Not content to melt faces only in the Detroit metropolitan area, mellotrön_, Detroit’s Progressive Metal, is preparing to unleash the full fury of its devastating rock arsenal across the U.S. on Disastour 2009. Disastour, a three-city assault in support of “L.A.’s Bionic Duo” Jibilian/Setar, begins on Thursday, Oct. 29 at Mojo’s in Jamestown, N.Y. (104 E. 2nd St., Jamestown NY, 14701) and will reach its epic climax on Nov. 1 at the Magic Bag in Ferndale, Mich. (22920 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale, MI 48220) on Sunday, Nov. 1. In between, the band will destroy Wilbert’s in Cleveland, Ohio (812 Huron Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115) on Friday, Oct. 30.

Joining mellotrön_ and Jibilian/Setar in Jamestown will be Erie PA’s Otis, with Gravity providing added support in their hometown of Cleveland. The conquering heroes make their triumphant return to the Detroit area at the Magic Bag, the location where mellotrön_’s CD And Go was released to critical acclaim on Nov. 1, 2008.

Fans should contact the individual venues for or visit www.mellotronmetal.com for more information.

Disastour 2009 Schedule:
Oct. 29, 2009 – Jibilian/Setar, mellotrön_, Otis – @ Mojo’s, Jamestown, NY
(Check with venue for door time and ticket prices)
Oct. 30, 2009 – Jibilian/Setar, mellotrön_, Gravity – @ Wilbert’s, Cleveland, OH
(Music starts at 9 p.m. – $10 cover)
Nov. 1, 2009 – Jibilian/Setar, mellotrön_ – @ the Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI
(Doors open at 8 p.m. – $10 cover)

mellotrön_ is:
Tony Piccöli – Vocals, Guitar
Pat DeLeön – Drums
Pete Höpersberger – Keyboards, Vocals
Bryan Paxtön – Bass, Vocals
Scott Thompsön – Guitar, Vocals

www.mellotronmetal.com

Official release date for Factory of Dreams’ new album ‘A Strange Utopia’ finally revealed

Finally the street date for the official release of Factory of Dreams’ new album A STRANGE UTOPIA, has been revealed, and it’s on the 17th November 2009.
Also, to Factory of Dreams’ fans, tv shows, internet shows or other media that would like to have access and broadcast our videoclip for the track ‘The Weight of The world’ here are 3 free downloadable versions, including a DVD quality version for broadcasting:

DVD quality – http://hugoflores.com/downloads/factory_of_dreams_the_weight_of_the_world_for_dvd.zip

Mid quality – http://hugoflores.com/downloads/factory_of_dreams_the_weight_of_the_world_mid_qual.zip

Lower quality – http://hugoflores.com/downloads/factory_of_dreams_the_weight_of_the_world_low_qual.zip

These can also be found @ http://strangeutopia.com

For more info check out http://www.progrockrecords.com/shop/view.php?id=20