Tuesday, 31 May 2022 05:13 Written by Editorial
Tel Aviv, May 20th 2022 - Oceans On Orion reveals their third single Weaponized Misery featuring a special guest - Ran Yerushalmi, a frontman of the Walkways band, taken from OOO’s upcoming album to be released soon via LMH Records. The new single offers powerful duo extending the band’s musical range and vocal styles fueled by shredding guitars of Sergei Metalheart and Amit Fortus and driven by heavy rhythm section charged by bassist / vocalist Guy Schwartz and drummer Aviram Zeevy. The duo is unpacking the polarizing tension of living through constant conflict. In a misshapen mirror image of the political dynamics of the day, the two singers square off to the thunderous beat of the song's heavy rhythm section. They exchange accusations and denounce the others' narrative. In the end, there is no resolution, only the unified march, and suffering of those condemned to live under these circumstances.
Wednesday, 18 May 2022 09:25 Written by Gene Aaron
Interview by Gene Aaron. Taken on May 10, 2022. Seattle, WA – Riga, Latvia. JSA Europe / Stage Company specializes in stage setup and construction for live events and managing the production of live music concerts and festivals. It has been well known in Eastern Europe since its foundation in 1996 in Moscow, Russia. In 2014 JSA closed its Russian operation for political reasons and moved its headquarters to Riga, Latvia and since then focused on Baltic States and Ukrainian markets. In its 25 plus years of history, JSA worked with the world-renowned artists, such as Michael Jackson, Jean Michel Jarre, Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones, KISS, Korn, Madonna, Roger Waters, Joe Cocker, Ozzy Osbourne, Rammstein, George Michael, Julio Iglesias, Metallica, Montserrat Caballe, Muse, Liza Minnelli, Whitesnake, and many others. JSA participated in the production of Eurovision-2009 in Russia and Eurovision-2017 in Ukraine (in the sector of the VIP Hospitality Area). In 2015 Community of professionals by IQ Magazine included JSA in the list of the world’s Top 100 production companies as a company in the Top 10 in the category of Staging & Rigging.
Following its hit video Tomorrow's Rain, Israel power house Oceans on Orion released a new smashing single LOVE on March 31, 2022. This new video is the energetic follow-up work as a part of the Oceans on Orion's upcoming debut album. Mixing modern metal with pop influences LOVE explores how our relationships force us to wear masks and the consequences of taking them off. The song's dynamic vocal performance features soaring clean melodies, deep growls and three part harmonies. A nostalgic bow to late 2000's emo reinterpreted in today's modern metal aesthetic.
Tuesday, 15 March 2022 07:35 Written by Editorial
On March 8, 2022, Fisher Brothers and the Human Tribe released a new single - HOW MUCH HOW MANY HOW LONG.Inspired by PETE SEEGER, and the blues-rich Mississippi Delta, the song reminds us of the importance of passing the torch on to our children, as they will inherit theworld we give them. Roger wants the world to stand and give voice to the power that will rid us of the shadows of Darkness that would destroy us.
Thursday, 17 February 2022 08:01 Written by Editorial
Metal veterans Salem’s Childe are hitting the national live stage as direct support for Doyle on all US dates of their “Abominate the World As We Die” world tour. The tour kicks off on March 4th in New Bedford, MA, and ends on April 10th in S Burlington, VT. Tickets and complete tour info are available at: www.salemschilde.thestormworks.com/tour.html This is the powerful launch for Salem’s Childe following their debut release of the full-length album "The Sin That Saves You” through partnership with Pavement Entertainment.
Friday, 28 January 2022 07:58 Written by Editorial
Rock band PLUSH premieres its brand new single and video for “Better Off Alone,” a track from their self-titled debut album. This song follows the previous single “Hate,” which hit number 24 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart and camped out there for a total of 17 weeks straight. “Better Off Alone” is charged with energy and is a song of empowerment. It’s the kind of rock that resonates with listeners of all ages and has an unforgettable chorus.
Monday, 24 January 2022 08:10 Written by Vsevolod Baronin
Remarkable events in the field of CD publishing in Russia (especially Events with a capital E and not only in Russia) have been rarities for a long time. It seems like just the mere fact of a CD release would be considered as a major event there… Especially if this is a CD under the name of Anton Garcia, the guitarist and vocalist of the former leader of Moscow technothrash band Shah, which is a serious collection of classic progressive rock numbers and far more than just an ordinary CD release. Still Hopeless Time is not a cult album at all in the common sense of the term.
Wednesday, 19 January 2022 09:25 Written by Editorial
Oceans on Orion, modern metal band from Israel, released Tomorrow's Rain video on the 7th of January. They're kicking off the countdown to their debut album release with a music video shot by the Dead Sea. Tomorrow’s rain offers a promise and demands a price. The bittersweet end of a relationship, in the pursuit of something bigger. It’s an anthem for what the future holds, the promise of rain in the driest of places. Filmed at the dead sea, the video offers a haunting unearthly view. The band hovers like ghosts over saline, dead water, confronting their own reflections, calling for tomorrow’s rain.
Wednesday, 29 December 2021 09:56 Written by Vsevolod Baronin
Interview by Vsevolod BaroninTaken on 06/27/2019. Originally published in Russian by Soyuz Records Publication. Guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani is not one of those characters of the world rock scene who make bold statements and put on the eccentric shows — he just works hard, endowing humanity with not only excellent instrumental albums, but also entertaining fun concerts as part of the guitar super project G3, and sometimes G4... But the musician's next marketing ploy cannot be called trivial — demo recordings of the truly legendary 80s pop-rock trio Squares has finally become available to a wide audience in the form of the album Squares — Best Of The Early 80's Demos, where the future star played in 1979–1981... Hearing something yet unheard of, there was no way to shirk the opportunity to talk to Joe.
Thursday, 11 November 2021 07:35 Written by Gene Aaron
The Tacoma Guitar & Drum Festival at the Tacoma Dome is the biggest guitar event and the largest gathering of the musician community in the Pacific Northwest. We met there with a special guest Paul Reed Smith – a founder and owner of PRS Guitars, a modern guitar legend. Modern because PRS Guitars is a newer name compared to other sharks of the guitar world, like Gibson, Fender, Rickenbacker, and others. We talked about music industry, guitar making, and branding because PRS has become a big worldwide brand in the last few decades.
Tuesday, 19 October 2021 08:24 Written by Vsevolod Baronin
Exclusive interview by Vsevolod Baronin with Royal Hunt leader, André Andersen Taken on 12/10/2020, Moscow, Russia. Originally published in Russian. There is a serious suspicion that Dystopia — Part I, the fifteenth studio album by Royal Hunt, an international act from Copenhagen, released in December 2020, went relatively unnoticed, not only because of the newfangled contempt of listeners for the physical media (records and CD’s), but mainly due to socio-economic perturbations around the fancy coronavirus pandemic.
Sunday, 29 August 2021 23:05 Written by Vsevolod Baronin
Interview by Vsevolod Baronin. Taken on 10/25/2008, Moscow, Russia. Originally published in Russian. What is eccentricity for a world-class rock musician? Play 20 notes per second? To patent a seven-string electric guitar? To record a live album with an unheard-of and unimaginable creative concept? Or, finally, go on tour with master classes in Russia, not excluding cities like Ryazan that are quite unique for a musician of such level? Well, since Steve Vai, who does not need the introduction as the electric guitar maestro, did all of the above, we can award him the title of rock eccentric #1. Surprisingly, when communicating in person, Steve turned out to be not at all the character that his music and stage shows represent, but a very polite interlocutor who answers even the trickiest questions in great detail. Steve's answers, of course, sometimes radiate hints of the aforementioned eccentricity and that's why they are good: they allow you to look at familiar concepts from a completely unexpected side, which, perhaps, would never have occurred to a person who is not a rock guitarist of a truly galactic level.
Tuesday, 16 March 2021 08:41 Written by Editorial
Guitarist/Producer Jake Morelli, sideman-no-more steps into the spotlight with soulful debut single “Memory” ft Nahla Bee via D-Tone Victorious. Philadelphia, PA - Jan 15, 2021 - Jake Morelli, a 3rd generation musician originally from NY (now living in Philly), has worked with some of today's top artists: Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, The Roots, Jonas Brothers & Roberta Flack to name a few. When not producing music for various artists and companies from his brother-in-law Questlove’s Philly studio, Jake is about that “road” life. Last year things came to a dramatic halt. While on tour in Dubai and working for Quincy Jones, quarantine hit, leaving him stranded in his hotel room for 3 months.