Friday, July 31, 2015

New Order announces new album Music complete

'Restless' is the first single from New Order's upcoming album, Music Complete out September 25th on Mute.

Gus G. and his brand new revolution

Ozzy guitarist Gus G´s new solo album "Brand new revolution" is out now, watch the official video of the title track right here:

Saint Asonia show you a better place

Saint Asonia, the new band featuring former members of Staind and Three Days Grace, posted the official video "Better place" from their debut album out today.

My Reflection delivers new single Dead musician

MY REFLECTION from Finland opens a gate to a musical adventure with no boundaries. Their never-ending passion for music guides through melodic soundscapes and heavy walls of sound, thought the darkness into the fresh sunrise. 
Check out their new single "Dead musician" at:

Ghost release new song Absolution from Meliora

They came, they saw, they conquered! Ghost premiere the new song "Absolution" on Spotify, the song is taken from the band´s upcoming album "Meliora" out Aug 21st.

London´s finest newcomer, Palace of Rock presents Damien Ike

The newest star to glisten is not only part of the British home grown talent, but is a man, offering a yet-to-be heard spin on relate-able truth, love and experience. Damien Ike is the real deal when it comes to British Musicians.

The Goldsmith’s University graduate from Shoreditch East London continues to push the boundaries of song writing his music is instantly recognisable and incomparable. Damien Ike delivers a sound that is unique and is yet to be matched by other musicians.

With a voice that is instantly recognizable and a talent for telling stories via song, 2015 is building up to be the year he takes the pop charts by storm.

Stream Damien Ike´s latest two singles "Even in war" and "Kingdom come" here:

In Search Of Sun delivers new single Elevation

Formerly known as Driven, this quintet have come a long way from their groove laden metalcore roots, and the progression from debut EP ‘A Breakdown of Character’ (released via iTunes/Amazon in 2012) to their recent debut Album marks a big step up in songwriting, production and maturity, all of which continue to flourish.
In September 2014 came the release of debut album "The World Is Yours", which continues to receive glowing praise, earning a plethora of positive reviews, both on home soil and overseas, and kindly hailed as one of the best underground albums of 2014.
In Search Of Sun´s new single "Elevation" is released Aug 3rd, let´s rock!

Foals release new video Mountain at my gates

The British indie rock band Foals 4th album "What went down" drops Aug 28th, watch the official video "Mountain at my gates" here:

Red Sun Rising post new video The Otherside

Modern rockers Red Sun Rising premiere their new video "The otherside", taken from their smashing debut album "Polyester zeal".

Romantic rock from Rome with Black Deep White

Black Deep White are a romantic rock band from Rome, Italy. Check out their two singles "All for you" and "Invisible" from their new album "Invisible" right here:

Thursday, July 30, 2015

David Bowie Five Years 12 CD box out Sept 25

Parlophone Records are proud to announce DAVID BOWIE FIVE YEARS 1969 – 1973, the first in a series of box sets spanning his career. The ten album / twelve CD box features all of the material officially released by Bowie during the nascent stage of his career from 1969 to 1973. The CD boxset includes tracks that have never before appeared on CD/digitally as well as new remasters. Exclusive to the box sets will be Re:Call 1 a new 2-disc compilation of non-album singles, single versions & b-sides. It features a previously unreleased single edit of All The Madmen, which was originally set for a U.S. release but was never actually released. Also included is the original version of Holy Holy, which was only ever released on the original 1971 Mercury single and hasn’t been available on any release since. Also exclusive to all versions of Five Years 1969 – 1973 will be a 2003 stereo remix of ‘The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’ by the album’s original co-producer Ken Scott, previously only available on DVD with the LP/DVD format of the 40th anniversary edition of the album.

The box set’s accompanying book, 128 pages in the CD box, will feature rarely seen photos as well as technical notes about each album from producers Tony Visconti and Ken Scott, an original press review for each album and a short foreword by legendary Kinks front man Ray Davies. The CD box set will include faithfully reproduced mini-vinyl versions of the original albums and the CDs will be gold rather than the usual silver. An alternate cover has been created for the 2003 mix of Ziggy Stardust by Ken Scott, which features an outtake from the original Heddon Street photo session. There is also newly originated artwork for Re:Call 1 featuring a 1973 in-studio image from renowned photographer Mick Rock.
DAVID BOWIE FIVE YEARS 1969 – 1973 6 Original Studio Albums: David Bowie AKA Space Oddity* The Man Who Sold The World* Hunky Dory* The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars Aladdin Sane PinUps* *New 2015 Remasters. 2 Live Albums: Live Santa Monica ‘72 Ziggy Stardust

Hello Revolution returns with new single Collide

Formed in Orlando, FL in 2006, Hello Revolution came out of the gates and caught everyone by surprise with an extremely unique sound, blending retro rock with electronic pop-funk.
After a brief hiatus, Hello Revolution is coming back stronger than ever and is currently working on a new EP with award-winning producer/composer Brad Nyght. The first single, Collide, is out now.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Cats In Space announce debut LP Too many gods

They are calling it ‘Power Pop Rock’, and their aim is to unashamedly take you back to the heady days of the 1970s when bands like Queen, ELO, 10cc, Supertramp & Sweet, ruled the airwaves.
Yes, ‘Cats in Space’ are retro, yet they have a sound that has been unheard for many years, in fact probably since those American underground pop masters ‘Jellyfish’. Founding ‘cat’ Greg Hart has recruited a wealth of experience to join him in his musical spaceship destined to land here on Earth as we speak. The debut long player is entitled ‘TOO MANY GODS’, is out in October 2015 and consists of a collection of commercial hit songs all played out and produced in an impeccable manner.

Fourplay : Simple Lies , Kill Ritual , Flaws, Celldweller

Simple Lies - Let it kill (2015) Down the memory lane at Sunset strip
Depending on who you ask, you don´t need much to live a good life. Some prefer to seek the meaning in the bottle, while some likes to work and make a lot of money. Others like me, just want to spend most of the time with the family. If you ask the Italian band Simple Lies, they might just settle for girls and rocknroll. That first Motley Crue album that made them wanna start a band and be just like their idols.
Simple Lies released their debut "No time to waste" in 2012 and this fall, their 2nd album "Let it kill" is unleashed. But to me, they sound like a 2nd division Hardcore Superstar. However, if you´re a fan of bands like Crash Diet, Crazy Lixx and Hardcore Superstar. You might wanna give them a chance.

Kill Ritual - Karma machine (2015) Like another day at the job
Bay Area thrashers Kill Ritual are back with a new singer and a new album, their previous effort "The eyes of Medusa" really took the band to a whole new level with heavier riffs, bigger production and stronger choruses.
So it is with some disappointment I have to admit their 3rd album "Karma machine" don´t reach the same heights as "The eyes of Medusa". The new album is solid, no doubt and their new frontman David Reed Watson (Rage of Angels) is good too. But I prefer the former singer Josh Gibson who left the band before the recordings of "Karma machine".
The band shines in the massive "Rise" and the 7 minute long "Camera´s eye" , they´re good at this but many songs soundalike so it´s hard to be all too excited.
For fans of Anthrax and Savatage.

Flaws - Harsh words through tangled wires (2014) From the ashes of In Case Of Fire
The other day I was listening to the Northern Irish band In Case Of Fire and their much likeable album "Align the planets" from 2009. I knew the band had split up but I had no idea frontman Steve Robinson and drummer Thomas Camblin from In Case Of Fire had started a new band Flaws.
So I was really excited to hear about their first EP "Harsh words through tangled wires" which has traces of their former band but also early era Muse and even Manic Street Preachers.
I definitely want to hear more new music from this band, this is good stuff.

Celldweller - End of an empire Chapter 01-04 (2015) An electronic metal eargasm
Just like the 2012 album "Wish upon a blackstar", Klayton decided to release the new album in chapters to be followed by a LP with all the new songs included on the same record and perhaps some other additions as well.
"End of an empire" is released in 4 chapters, Time, Love, Dreams and Death, including 8 new tracks with vocals, several remixes and instrumental versions of the original songs plus the pieces Faktion 1-10.
"End of an empire" is the 3rd vocal album from Klayton´s Celldweller and a safe buy for fans of his previous albums, so why not make your own compilation with the tracks "End of an empire", "Lost in time", "Down to Earth", "Heart on", "Good l_ck, Yo_´re F_cked", "Just like you", "New elysium" and "Precious one". You won´t regret it.

Kat Perkins new album out now

Minneapolis based rocker Kat Perkins new self titled album is out now, stream the new single "Drive" and other catchy songs like "Marry me" at:

Collective Soul share new track This

"See what you started by continuing" is the upcoming new album from modern rock band Collective Soul, set for a release on Oct 2.
The new single "This" is available for free at their Facebook page or simply stream the track here:

Exilia only want one minute of your time

From the classic fashion city of Milan comes the most exciting female fronted export “EXILIA”.
Exilia Hit the metal charts a few years ago with their debut album 'Unleashed', and it changed people's perception of what it means to be a female metal singer.
A combination of aggressive riffs, hard pounding drums, crisp bass guitars and powerful lyrics and singing style, sent shivers through even the most 'hard to please' audiences.

Exilia´s new album "Purity" drops Sept 25th, the first single "Bliss" and a new track "One minute" is available on iTunes right here:


5 songs you gotta hear

Sevendust - Thank you, from the upcoming album "Kill the flaw", out Oct 2nd.

Fightstar - Animal, from the upcoming reunion album "Behind the devil´s back", out Oct 16th.

The Bunny The Bear - Lover´s touch, from the new album "A liar wrote this", available now.

Arcane Roots - If nothing breaks, nothing moves, from the upcoming EP "Heaven and Earth", out Oct 16th.

Secret Eyes - Oh dear, from the upcoming album "Comatose", out Aug 7th.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

8 Graves unleash new single Lie from Mixtape

NYC based electro pop band 8 Graves are preparing for the release of "Mixtape" on Aug 14, do yourself a favor and check out the new single "Lie" at:

Piston premier new live video for Fade Out

Piston have toured and played shows with Sebastian Bach, The Temperance Movement, Reckless Love, The Union, Tim Ripper Owens, Voodoo Six and appearing at Hard Rock Hell & Planet Rock Stock. Exclusively featured in Classic Rock Magazine and online segments with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. Playlisted by Planet Rock, Team Rock, Total Rock & Kerrang! #20 most played on Planet Rock.

Piston are opening up for Nazareth October 17th in Great Yarmouth, and shall be doing doing an exclusive appearance at Birmingham Symphony Hall on August 9th and opening for The Doors Alive on August 30th, Robin 2.  
Piston officially release brand new live track ‘Fade Out’ introducing new vocalist Rob Angelico on August 3rd. 


Puppet Rebellion announce new EP

PUPPET REBELLION's name was written in capitals just now to get your attention. Once they have that attention, they will draw you in further with their uncompromisingly heartfelt lyrics and edgy, in your face contemporary musical arrangements which are meticulously designed to move your body and mind.
Watch the official video "Watch me fall" from their new EP "Life is in your hands" here:

Nashvillie sister quartet SHEL debut You could be my baby

Named using their first initials – Sarah (violin, guitar, bass), Hannah (piano, keyboard, concertina, accordion), Eva (mandolin, guitar) and Liza (drums, djembe, beatbox) – SHEL are a Nashville based all-sister quartet who will release their debut UK single at the end of July. Produced by Eurythmics co-founder and latter-day writer and producer to the stars Dave Stewart, ‘You Could Be My Baby’ is the first release in a new label partnership deal between his company Dave Stewart Entertainment and Membran. 

Strange Talk....when it feels so good

Hey ya´all, it´s been a little short of updates here at the Palace but I´ve been away a few days on vacation. So I´ve got some catching up to do now since my inbox is full with music.
Let´s start with.....
Strange Talk are the flourishing melodies heard behind rooftop conversations amongst strangers. They’re also moonlighting as the anthem to your club and festival night. That’s the kind of beguiling juxtaposition that the Melbourne duo, comprised of Stephen Docker and Gerard Sidhu bring to your summer soundtrack.

The duo recently returned with their staggering new track, "Something's Bout To Change," which premiered exclusively on A.V. Club and were quick to follow with, "When It Feels So Good," via Blackbook. Now, the band announce a Fall headlining across North America which is set to kick off mid-October, in conjunction with their new EP, due October 16 via Wind-up Records.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

State Champs goes around the world and back

Pop punks State Champs will release their new album "Around the world and back" on Oct 16, get in the mood with their new single "Secrets" at:

Theory Of A Deadman with an Americana version of Blow

Theory Of A Deadman´s americana version of "Blow" is now available, check it out here:

Fades Away release new single The Rose

Minneapolis based hardrock band Fades Away delivers their new single "The Rose" on iTunes and Spotify. Stream it here:

Forever Still premiere new video Awake the fire

The Danish rock/metal band Forever Still premiere their official video "Awake the fire", the song is taken from their new EP "Save me". Available for free at Bandcamp.

Dead Letter Circus release new song In plain sight

Dead Letter Circus posted the new song "In plain sight" on Youtube, it´s taken from the band´s upcoming album "Aesthesis", out Aug 14th.

Into The Fire featuring members of Black Label Society, Union Underground and Cult To Follow

Into The Fire are a new band featuring members of UNION UNDERGROUND, CULT TO FOLLOW, SOIL & BLACK LABEL SOCIETY!!
Check out snippets at:

Stereophonics are keeping the village alive

"Keeping the village alive" is the upcoming 11th studio album from Welsh band Stereophonics, listen to the new single "I wanna get lost with you" here:

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Dream-popper Jennie Vee sparkles in video for Spying

According to NYC’s The Deli Magazine, Jennie Vee is “a rather, shall we say, glamorous-looking NYC musician and singer-songwriter who plays a brand of dream pop that flirts with modern rock.” In 2014, Vee caught the ear of Grammy Award-winning producer Chris Lord-Alge (Bruce Springsteen, Green Day, Stevie Nicks) when he handpicked and remixed Vee’s song “Wicked.” 
Check out the title track from the forthcoming LP "Spying".

Endless Heights teach you how to leave

The new single “Whisper” is now online by Aussie rockers Endless Heights from the EP/Digital “Teach You How To Leave" available on Anchors Aweigh and Uncle M Records on August 14th, 2015.

The Murder of My Sweet unleash Always the fugitive

The Murder of My Sweet´s new opus "Beth out of hell" will be out on Aug 21, this brilliant band posted the new song "Always the fugitive" on Youtube.

Vattica release new video Run baby

Vattica has signed a worldwide recording deal with Another Century Records, the band recently launched a new video "Run baby" from their latest album "We survive".

Backyard Babies rocking in new video Th1rt3en or nothing

Swedish rocknroll band Backyard Babies bring out the cowbell in their new single "Th1rt3en or nothing", taken from their new album "Four by four".

PVRIS started a fire

Boston based alternative rockers PVRIS posted a new video "Fire", taken from their new album "White noise" available now.

We Are The Ocean are good for you

British rock band We Are The Ocean´s new album "Ark" is out now, watch the official video "Good for you" from the new album here:

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New album Silence available now from Jono

The Swedish artrock band Jono recently released their new album "Silence" on Spotify, great band!

Kris Bell is a bad mutha

Kris Bell’s new album, “The Day & The Dark”, delivers eleven tracks of pure Rock ‘N Roll wrapped in thunderous grooves and massive guitars. Through love, loss, life, and death, Kris’ lyrics delve deep into the core of the human soul, exposing the rawest of emotions. “The songwriting on this album goes deeper and is much darker than anything I’ve done before”, says Kris. “I wanted these songs to be honest and relatable to everyday situations that people may experience.”

The first single, “Bad Mutha” is an intense Rock monster that spits out brutally honest lyrics with edge, angst, power, and passion.

Listen here:


Monday, July 20, 2015

G.O.T.H set to release self titled debut album

GOTH was formed in 2005, in the sunny city of Lisbon, by Ivan Prim.
His influences come from different genres, like Glam, Metal, 80’s Rock till today’s Goth Rock.
In 2006, after hearing Kate singing, Ivan decided to add a feminine voice to this project, creating a constant harmony between a lyric and a lower voice.

G.O.T.H´s self titled album will be out on July 24, listen to album tracks at:

Fourplay : 1 Echo 1 , Le Folli Arie , Pinkroom , Chicago

1 Echo 1 - Collide (2015) Halfway up the ladder
Pennsylvania based 1 Echo 1 collaborated with John Moyer of Disturbed on their first 4 track EP in 2014, it was produced by Moyer and mixed by Kelly Gray (Queensryche).
Now the band returns with the new 5 track EP "Collide" that sounds like a typical contemporary hard rock record, they blend post grunge, industrial rock and alternative metal.
Imagine a mix between Nickelback, Orgy and Evans Blue and you´ll get "Collide". The production is a computerized affair, more suitable for mp3s than an expensive hi-fi system.
The songs are ok except for "Point of no return" that is actually really good, I like the arrangement.
If Breaking Benjamin are size XL, then 1 Echo 1 are size medium.

Le Folli Arie - Le Folli Arie (2015) Artists with a vision but no structure to get there
Le Folli Arie are a prog/fusion/pop band from Milano, Italy. They are influenced by artists in the progrock genre like PFM, Yes, Porcupine Tree and Genesis but also other genres like pop, jazz and heavy metal.
Formed in 2012, the process of making the band sound whole and unique required 2 years of labor-intensive work. It´s a varied album where the 13 tracks go from funk to adult pop and fusion to classic rock. But the sound is just too shattered.
Their self titled debut album is produced by the band´s singer/guitarist Simone Corazzari who also wrote or co-wrote all the tracks on the album. The lyrics are both in Italian and English but the major part is in their native language. The last 3 tracks are English versions of the songs "Salto nel buio" (Shot in the dark), "Il giorno mio migliore" (A better tomorrow) and "Non e facile" (It´s not easy).
The music bring thoughts to Umberto Tozzi meets John Miles Band with traces of Italian jazzrock band Nova, but not as good.
They need to focus.

Pinkroom - Unloved toy (2014) Musician´s music from Warsaw
I would never consider myself as an expert when it comes to the progrock/alternative rock scene in Poland, I only know of a few bands such as Division By Zero, Riverside, Satellite, Coma, Qube and now also Pinkroom.
The latter band belong in the same category as avant-garde artists like King Crimson, Dredg, Primus and Serj Tankian. Pinkroom´s 2nd album "Unloved toy" is a concept album about how it is as a man living in the world today.
The music contains semi-twisted chords and spooky sounds, quite suitable for a new Hitchcock film if he was still alive. You could say this band aren´t afraid of performing a crossover of psychedelic prog and experimental rock. Cool.
The album might be complex but if you have an open mind, you will embrace it.
Best track : "Enslaved".

Chicago - The studio albums 1979-2008 (2015) Impeccable tones from the windy city
In 2012, Rhino Records released Vol.1 with the first ten albums from Chicago between 1969-1978.This summer we finally get to lay our hands on the albums between 1979-2008 where the band changed direction from their big band rock to more polished westcoast/AOR.
The 10 cd box set starts with the commercial flops Chicago 13 and Chicago XIV before they recruited Bill Champlin and teamed up with producer David Foster on the successful albums Chicago 16, 17 and 18.
Original frontman Peter Cetera left the band to pursue a solo career after Chicago 17 and he was replaced by Jason Scheff, son of Elvis Presley´s bassplayer Jerry Scheff.
Even though the early Chicago albums is considered to be their classic era, this box set features some of their biggest hits from a band that in total sold more than 100 million records.
Not only does it include the underrated Stone of Sisyphus, but also the amazing comeback album Chicago XXX and the superb FIVE Chicago 16 to Twenty 1. A wetdream for westcoast fans.
This edition also contains 21 bonus tracks which are 9 more than the 2010 re-issues, but they are mostly alternative versions of songs on the original albums.
Reruns, Loser with a broken heart (Chicago 13)
Song for you, Hold on (Chicago XIV)
What you´re missing, Hard to say I´m sorry (Chicago 16)
Stay the night, You´re the inspiration (Chicago 17)
Niagara falls, If she would have been faithful (Chicago 18)
Look away,Victorious (Chicago 19)
If it were you, What does it take (Twenty 1)
Dream a little dream, Sing Sing Sing (Night and day)
Feel, King of what might have been (XXX)
Bigger than Elvis, The Pull (Stone of Sisyphus)

Sons of Texas post new video Blameshift

There is nothing subtle about Texas. There is a reason why we use the term “Texas-sized” to describe anything in life that’s exaggeratedly large, from posteriors, to bong hits, to jugs of beer. This boldness, naturally, extends to the Lone Star’s musical exports, loud n’ proud legendary artists like ZZ Top, Pantera, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, among many others. Now, firmly in that cocksure lineage, is a mighty bluesy metal band from McAllen, Texas aptly named, Sons Of Texas.

The young quintet’s debut, Baptized In The Rio Grande—produced by the iconic Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Crowbar, Chiodos, Hatebreed)—is a Texas-sized portion of power metal grooves, dazzling guitar solos, strip joint/tailgate sing-along choruses, and soulfully charred vocal melodies. It took Wilbur 20 seconds of a YouTube clip to recognize this young band truly inherited the gonads of its Lone Star forefathers and sign on to work with the quintet.

Watch the official video "Blameshift" here: