LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT, FEATURING MIKE PORTNOY, JOHN PETRUCCI, JORDON RUDESS AND TONY LEVIN, TO RELEASE “LTE3” ON MARCH 26TH

2020 came to a close with Liquid Tension Experiment announcing their return and new album to be released on InsideOutMusic. Today, the legendary supergroup comprised of Mike Portnoy (Transatlantic, Sons of Apollo), John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), and Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel) are pleased to officially announce that the new album LTE3 will be released on March 26th through InsideOutMusic, twenty-two years after the bands’ last studio album.
 
“After over 20 years since the last time we recorded together, the four of us stepped into the studio and it was as if no time had passed at all! All of the magic that made the first two LTE albums so special was still there and we had such a great time making this record. I’m extremely proud of what we created together and can’t wait for everyone to hear it.” says John Petrucci

Mike Portnoy adds, “The best thing to come out of 2020 was this long-awaited reunion. And it was surely worth the wait as after all these years, the magic chemistry was still there and stronger than ever.”

LTE3 tracklisting:
 
1. Hypersonic (8:22)
2. Beating The Odds (6:09)
3. Liquid Evolution (3:23)
4. The Passage Of Time (7:32)
5. Chris & Kevin’s Amazing Odyssey (5:04)
6. Rhapsody In Blue (13:16)
7. Shades Of Hope (4:42)
8. Key To The Imagination (13:14)
 
Bonus Disc: Includes almost an hour of improvised jams.
The pre-order will start on January 22nd and the album will be available as:

•Limited deluxe hot pink 3LP+2CD+Blu-ray Box Set (incl. a poster and 4 artcards, Blu-ray includes a 5.1 surround mix with visuals, and full band interview from the studio)
•Limited 2CD+Blu-ray Artbook
•Limited 2CD Digipak
•Gatefold black 2LP+CD
• Digital album (2CD)
In 1997, Mike Portnoy, John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, and Tony Levin, joined forces to create Liquid Tension Experiment. The foursome would release their iconic, self-titled debut album in 1998 and the dazzling follow-up, LTE2 in 1999, creating a dynamic, frantic, and inventive sound all their own. The incredible creativity between the collective would prompt Petrucci and Portnoy to invite Rudess to join Dream Theater, effectively marking the end of this side project.  However, since that time, there have been few reunions more in demand. Now, with the world in lockdown and calendars unexpectedly aligned, the inconceivable has finally happened… a new Liquid Tension Experiment album.

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO FOR NEW SONG “SAIL THE DARKNESS,” NEW ALBUM “IMMORTAL” DUE ON JANUARY 29TH

Michael Schenker will release a new MSG (Michael Schenker Group) album Immortal, on January 29th through Nuclear Blast. The album title is a perfect statement describing Schenker’s legacy and to celebrate his 50th anniversary as a musician. Today, the band has released the official lyric video for its latest single, Sail The Darkness.

Vocalist Ronnie Romero (Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow) said, “Since I listened the demo, I got the feeling that this would become…a great song, because it sounds like the great old hard rock songs and the riff is just Michael Schenker at his best. And to me, it’s even more special because I had the chance to write the lyrics. I’m pretty sure the fans gonna love this one.” Watch the clip below. Dana’s note: If you cannot watch the video, refresh the page.

Immortal track listing:

1.  Drilled To Kill 
2.  Don’t Die On Me Now 
3.  Knight Of The Dead 
4.  After The Rain 
5.  Devil’s Daughter
6.  Sail The Darkness
7.  The Queen Of Thorns And Roses 
8.  Come On Over
9.  Sangria Morte
10. In Search Of The Peace Of Mind

Immortal will continue the tradition of the previous two Michael Schenker Fest records Resurrection and Revelation and feature a big list of friends and guests. The album’s main vocalist will be uprising Chilean-born talent Ronnie Romero, along with Michael Voss (Mad Max), Scheepers and Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Deep Purple, Rainbow) singing on two tracks each. Besides Michael Schenker himself, the album was recorded with Steve Mann (keyboards), Barry Sparks (bass, Dokken), as well as the three drummers, Bodo Schopf, Simon Philipps (ex-Toto) and Brian Tichy (ex-Whitesnake).

“Brian was thrilled to be part of it,” Schenker says. “He is a master of groove and ended up playing on six songs. I could not believe it: This man is something else. He is a true natural and very original. With his input, it made the album very solid and complete. So guess what — I am very happy.”

The newest addition to the record is keyboard player Derek Sherinian (Black Country Communion, Sons Of Apollo, Dream Theater), who plays on the album’s opening track, featuring German power machine Ralf Scheepers on vocals. “Derek and myself trading solos, it sounds unexpected and beyond my expectation,” Michael says. “Absolutely fantastic.”

Immortal features ten songs, including the magnum opus In Search Of The Peace Of Mind.

“I wrote this song when I was 15 years old,” Michael says. “It was my first-ever written piece of music which I recorded with Scorpions on our first studio album, Lonesome Crow, in 1970, getting released in 1972 — when I had already left Scorpions to join the British rock band UFO in June of 1972 — when I was 17. We re-recorded this song for my 50th anniversary as a celebration and it turned out to be an epic; with an extra extension at the end of the song, which turned out absolutely fantastic with Simon Phillips on drums, doing his usual amazing stuff.” The result is a true highlight and features even more surprises. “Gary Barden sings the first verse, continued by Ronnie Romero — and in the end, we have Ronnie, Doogie Whiteand Robin McAuley screaming their heads off, as a tribute to my 50th anniversary,” Michael says. “Absolute amazing. Thanks to the guys for doing this!”

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GRAHAM BONNET ANNOUNCES NEW STUDIO ALBUM RELEASE FOR SUMMER 2021, RECORDING TO INCLUDE SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES

Vocalist Graham Bonnet has announced that he is currently recording a new studio album with bandmates Beth-Ami Heavenstone (bass), Conrad Pesinato (guitar), and Mark Zonder (drums). In addition to the core band, some special guests will be lending their talents to the album, including legendary keyboardist Don Airey (Deep Purple, Rainbow). The names of more guests will be revealed in the coming weeks, so be sure to tune into Graham’s social media to see those announcements.

Explains Bonnet, “Similar to the first two albums, it will reflect different eras of my career, but with a contemporary twist. Also, we have some heavy hitting guests including Don Airey and others yet to be announced. I’m very excited to be playing on an album with Don again. Aside from being my longtime friend and former bandmate, he is one of the most incredible musicians I have ever had the pleasure to play with, he’s a ‘real’ keyboard player… a classically trained pianist. I’m also delighted to be playing with the original members of the Graham Bonnet Band: Beth-Ami Heavenstone who has been my constant partner (on and off stage) since meeting back in 2012, guitarist Conrado Pesinato, who’s innate musical style elicits some of my best songwriting, and the iconic Mark Zonder (Fates Warning, Warlord) on drums.” 

The album is anticipated to be released in summer 2021. Fans can follow Graham’s social media for regular updates on the recording of the album. 

The album is anticipated to be released in summer 2021. Fans can follow Graham’s social media for regular updates on the recording of the album. 

Listen to The Book here and Meanwhile, Back In The Garage, here.

Follow Graham:

facebook.com/AlcatrazzMusic
instagram.com/grahambonnetofficial
instagram.com/bethamiheavenstone
instagram.com/conradopesinato
youtube.com/user/GrahamBonnetHimself

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WHITESNAKE TO RELEASE “THE BLUES ALBUM.” FROM THEIR “RED, WHITE AND BLUES” TRILOGY, ON FEBRUARY 19TH

Whitesnake celebrates the blues sound that helped inspire its multi-platinum career on a new collection that features remixed and remastered versions of the group’s best blues-rock songs. The Blues Album is the third and final release in the band’s Red, White and Blues Trilogy, a series of compilations organized by musical themes that began this year with Love Songs (red) and The Rock Album (white).
The Blues Album will be available February 19th on CD ($14.98), as a double-LP set pressed on 180-gram blue vinyl ($31.98), and digitally. The collection is available for pre-order now. Like The Rock Album and Love Songs, all the tracks on The Blues Album have been revisited, remixed, and remastered
Whitesnake’s singer-songwriter David Coverdale says, the music reflects how blues artists like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and the three Kings (Albert, B.B. and Freddie) continue to inspire him. In the album’s liner notes, he writes: “It’s hard to find the words to show how profoundly they connected with my soul. But ‘blues’ to me is a beautiful word that describes emotional expression… feelings, be it feelings of sadness, loneliness, emptiness… but, also those that express great joy, celebration and dance, sexiness and love.”
The new compilation delivers a potent mix of hits and deep tracks that originally appeared between 1984 and 2011 on six Whitesnake studio albums and Coverdale’s solo album, Into the Light.
The Blues Album showcases two of the band’s biggest songs: Slow An’ Easy, a Top 20 Mainstream Rock hit in 1984 from Whitesnake’s double-platinum album Slide It In, and the smash Give Me All Your Love from the band’s 1987 self-titled album, which was certified 8x platinum. Other choice tracks from Whitesnake are also featured: Looking For Love and Crying In The Rain, and Steal Your Heart Away, which is available now.
Restless Heart (1997), Good to Be Bad (2008), and Forevermore (2011) are all represented on The Blues Album by multiple tracks (Too Many Tears, A Fool In Love and Steal Your Heart Away). The collection also includes If You Want Me, a studio recording released in 2006 as a bonus track on the live album, Live…in the Shadows of the Blues. Coverdale also taps his 2000 solo album, Into the Light, for River Song.
The Blues Album CD Track Listing:

1. Steal Your Heart Away
2. Good To Be Bad
3. Give Me All Your Love
4. Take Me Back Again
5. Slow An’ Easy
6. Too Many Tears
7. Lay Down Your Love
8. The River Song
9. Whipping Boy Blues
10. If You Want Me
11. A Fool In Love
12. Woman Trouble Blues
13. Looking For Love
14. Crying In The Rain

The Blues Album LP Track Listing:

Side One:

1. Steal Your Heart Away
2. Good To Be Bad
3. Give Me All Your Love
4. Take Me Back Again

Side Two:

1. Slow An’ Easy
2. Too Many Tears
3. Lay Down Your Love

Side Three:

1. The River Song
2. Whipping Boy Blues
3. If You Want Me
4. A Fool In Love

Side Four:

1. Woman Trouble Blues
2. Looking For Love
3. Crying In The Rain
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“ROCK CAMP, THE MOVIE” PREMIERING IN THEATERS/VIRTUAL CINEMAS ON JANUARY 15TH AND ON DEMAND FEBRUARY 16TH

Summer camp meets Spinal Tap as we journey to Rock’ n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, where dreamers from across America and around the world gather to shred with their heroes – and learn to rock like the legends.

Rock Camp is an institution and cultural phenomenon that has been going on in Los Angeles, New York, and other cities since 1996. Rock Camp is the brainchild of music producer David Fishof. It boasts a jaw-dropping array of rock star “counselors” that include Roger Daltrey, Alice Cooper, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, Nancy Wilson, Joe Perry, Jeff Beck, Slash, and countless other rock legends.

Directed and produced by Doug Blush, co-directed and edited by Renee Barron, and produced by Jeff Rowe, Rock Camp, The Movie takes us back more than four decades to the beginnings Fishof’s career at a sports agency and eventually an entertainment executive and music producer. Fishof founded Rock’ n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, which has been making dream comes true for more than 25 years. The camp brings together musicians from all walks of life for an unforgettable experience with legendary rock stars. These musicians teach, inspire, and jam with the campers over four days., concluding with a life performance at a famed venue.

The experience takes music lovers from spectator to the stage, sharing the limelight with their musical heroes. Rock Camp, The Movie follows four campers (and their families) through their journeys to shred with their heroes and see how they overcome their fears and transform their lives.

THEATRICAL BOOKINGS – VIRTUAL CINEMA RELEASE

JANUARY 15th:
Bedford, NY – Bedford Playhouse      
Bellingham, WA – Pickford Film Center         
Bethlehem, NH – Colonial Theater     
Billings, MT – Art House Billings         
Buffalo, NY – North Park        
Chicago, IL – Music Box Theater         
Cleveland, OH – Cleveland Cinemtheque       
Cleveland, OH – Cedar Lee Cinemas  
Columbus, OH – Gateway Film Center           
Concord, NH – Red River        
Dallas, TX – Angelika Anywhere         
Dayton, OH – Neon Theater   
Detroit, MI – Cinema Detroit  
Florence, OR – City Lights Cinemas    
Honolulu, HI – Angelika Anywhere     
Lake Forest, IL – Gorton community Center  
Lakeland, FL – Polk theater    
Larkspur, CA – Lark Theater   
Los Angeles, CA – Laemmle Theaters
Miami, FL – O-Cinema
Montclair, NJ – Montclair Film           
New York, NY – Angelika Anywhere   
Newburgh, NY – Downing Film Center           
Newport, RI – Jane Pickens    
Orlando, FL – Enzian Theater
Oxford, MS – Oxford Film Festival      
Pelham, NY – Picturehouse    
Phoenix, AZ – Film Bar            
Sacramento, CA – Angelika Anywhere           
San Diego, CA – Angelika Anywhere  
San Francisco, CA – Balboa     
San Francisco, CA – Vogue Theater    
Sarasota, Fl – Burns Court Cinema     
Seattle, WA – SIFF Cinema     
Tucson, AZ – Loft Cinema       
Vancouver, WA – Vancity Cinema      
Washington DC – Angelika Anywhere   

JANUARY 22nd:           
Chicago, IL – Gene Siskel Film Center
Denver, CO – Sie Film Center
Phoenix, AZ – Cinema Society
Salina, KS – Salina Art Center
San Diego, CA – Cinema Society     

For more information, please visit: rockcampthemovie.com.

   

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QUEENSRŸCHE FRONTMAN TODD LA TORRE RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “VANGUARDS OF THE DAWN WALL” FROM HIS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM

As the world celebrate the momentous end to 2020 and a hopeful promise of an exciting 2021, Queensrÿche vocalist Todd La Torre is releasing the first official music video from his upcoming debut solo album Rejoice In The SufferingThe music video for “Vanguards Of The Dawn Wall” was filmed in Florida and features Todd and guitarist Craig Blackwell delivering the punishing track in front of a giant rock wall. The song and video was inspired by rock climbing documentaries that Todd had watched while recording for the debut album. The song further showcases the influence that metal has on La Torre has and continues to surprise fans and critics that know him from his work in Queensrÿche. The music video for Vanguards of the Dawn Wall can be seen here.
Vanguards of the Dawn Wall is a full throttle thrasher.  We wanted a no nonsense fast paced shredder, with intense guitar riffs, solos, drumwork, and vocals. This song was inspired by a few different documentaries surrounding two particular near insurmountable feats of rock climbing. While initially written about those achievements, this song is really meant to represent and embody this very special breed and the spirit of all climbing,” explains Todd La Torre. 
As global touring came to a sudden and unexpected halt earlier this year, Queensrÿche frontman Todd La Torre has been using his recent pandemic downtime to put the finishing touches on his debut solo album Rejoice In The Suffering.. From the album’s opening riffs of Dogmata to the vocal acrobatics that drive the album closer Apology, it is apparent that Todd La Torre has a true love of heavy metal. A static video for Darkened Majesty was release last month and can be seen here.

Rejoice In The Suffering track listing:

1. Dogmata

2. Pretenders

3. Hellbound and Down

4. Darkened Majesty

5. Crossroads to Insanity

6. Critical Cynic

7. Rejoice in the Suffering

8. Vexed

9. Vanguards of the Dawn Wall

10. Apology

Bonus Tracks (Deluxe Version Only):

 11. Fractured

 12. Set it Off

13. One by One

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