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Chicago-based rock outfit THE LAST VEGAS will release its fifth studio album, “Sweet Salvation”, on May 12 in Europe and May 13 in North America via The ILS Group. The follow-up to 2012’s “Bad Decisions” was recorded at the end of 2013 in Los Angeles, California by renowned producer and engineer Roy Z. (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, JUDAS PRIEST, HELLOWEEN, SEPULTURA).

“Sweet Salvation” track listing:

01. Touch The Sky
02. Come With Me
03. Invicible Summer
04. Lucky 13
05. Miss You
06. Face In The Crowd
07. You & Me (You Never Know)
08. Death Style
09. Sweet Salvation

Check out the video for lead single “Come With Me” below and grab a free download of the track here.

THE LAST VEGAS will embark on a 23-date European tour on May 15. The band will be visiting U.K., Germany, Austria, Hungary, Denmark, The Netherlands and Belgium through June in support of the new album.

Formed in 2005, THE LAST VEGAS cut its teeth relentlessly playing in support of two independent releases. In 2009, the band burst on to the national scene when MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s Nikki Sixx saw them play live in Los Angeles and subsequently co-produced their third album, “Whatever Gets You Off”. More touring followed, including a stint opening MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s “Saints Of Los Angeles” tour.

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Norway’s celestial dark rock outfit Ulver has launched a teaser trailer for upcoming album “Messe I.X – IV.X.” Check it out below. “Messe I.X – IV.X” is due out on October 8th via Kscope. The album will be available as a vinyl, download, and CD, which also features a 5.1 surround mix of the album

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Norway’s celestial dark rock outfit ULVER will release its new album, “Messe I.X – IV.X”, on October 8. The effort will be available this fall as a vinyl, download and CD, which also features a 5.1 surround mix of the album.

Fans can pre-order “Messe I.X – IV.X” through the Kscope webstore.

A trailer for the CD can be seen below.

“Messe I.X – IV.X” track listing:

01. As Syrians Pour In, Lebanon Grapples With Ghosts Of A Bloody Past
02. Shri Schneider
03. Glamour Box (Ostinati)
04. Son Of Man
05. Noche Oscura Del Alma
06. Mother Of Mercy

The follow up to 2011’s acclaimed “Wars Of The Roses”, “Messe I.X – IV.X” is a different entity; reverberating 2007’s somber and solemn “Shadows Of The Sun”, with the band even going as far as to say it feels like a companion piece to it. The album also echoes the early electronic experiments of EPs “Silence Teaches You How to Sing” and “Silencing The Singing”, and is furthermore said to invoke the ghost of an abandoned Nattens madrigal renaissance-project.

Six compositions altogether written, produced, recorded and mixed by ULVER, this time consisting of Ole Alexander Halstensgård, Kristoffer Rygg, Jørn H. Sværen and Tore Ylwizaker, with additional aid and advice from composer Martin Romberg, who also arranged the music for the 21 members of Tromsø Chamber Orchestra. The album also features the extraordinary talents of contemporary composers/musicians Ole-Henrik Moe and Kari Rønnekleiv.

The Norwegian master has evolved over the past two decades to cross an astonishing body of disciplines, taking in ambient, avant-garde, electronic, psychedelic, prog and jazz influences. Now it is the electronic, atmospheric and classical sensibilities which come to the fore on “Messe I.X – IV.X”.

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Multicultural blues rock outfit BLUES PILLS has released the official lyric video for “Devil Man”, the title track of the band’s upcoming EP, to be released on October 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. The stunning psychedelic video was created by talented artist Tommy Antonini (guitarist for Italian post-hardcore band TASTERS), who has previously worked with such groups as BLACK STAR RIDERS, SOULFLY and REVAMP.

“Devil Man” will be available as digisleeve CD, 10-inch vinyl (available in different and exclusive colors) and digital download.

“Devil Man” track listing:

01. Devil Man
02. The River
03. Time Is Now
04. Dig In

Commented the band: “‘Devil Man’ was one of the first songs we wrote, but it’s still one of our favorites to play. It’s just a simple riff, with a good melody, played with lots of energy. The message is simple, and it’s about anyone who you consider to be your enemy!

‘The River’ is the softest and saddest song we have. The lyrics are basically about searching for answers to life’s questions.

‘Time Is Now’ is all about living in the present, and enjoying the moment. Live today!

‘Dig In’ — we tried to play with the dynamics of the song quite a bit. It showcases our delicate side as well as our heavy side. The lyrics are about living according to your own beliefs as opposed to what you are told to believe, and not blindly buying into something.”

On October 18, BLUES PILLS will play a special show for WDR Rockpalast at Crossroads Festival in Harmonie/Bonn, Germany, to be followed by a tour in November with ORCHID and SCORPION CHILD.

Mashing the sounds of legendary rock and soul pioneers such as Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, the original FLEETWOOD MAC and LED ZEPPELIN while incorporating their own, distinctive marks, BLUES PILLS put back excitement into rock music.

The band consists of Swedish singer Elin Larsson, whose unique voice captures the listeners’ ears with as much soul, blues and rock as if she’d invented the whole thing, 18-year-old French guitarist Dorian Sorriaux, who brings a whole new set of power and freshness to the table and U.S. American stepbrothers Zack Anderson (bass) and Cory Berry (drums) as the driving rhythmic force behind the overall experience called BLUES PILLS.



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For every rock and roll band striving to grab that ever elusive brass ring and “make it” in the music business, there are a million others equally talented, equally inspired, equally hard-working that unfortunately never get their shot for a confluence of reasons… timing, fate and just plain dumb luck. Some bands were meant to succeed and others, despite their efforts, are destined to crash and burn, their golden dreams of musical stardom abruptly torpedoed and vanquished.

Velocity Films has announced its latest film venture, a documentary charting the dramatic rise and fall of TUFF LUCK, a criminally unheralded ’80s hard rock band blessed with prodigious musical gifts.

In an alternate universe, TUFF LUCK should have graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine and instead has withered in total obscurity. That is until now…

TUFF LUCK is headed up by Andrew Klein, the younger brother of TUFF LUCK drummer, the late Todd Kelly. As for the story arc, Klein explains, “The film will focus on TUFF LUCK‘s formation, rise, and eventual demise while also drawing attention to a once thriving and vital music scene in Florida, which spawned such acts as MARILYN MANSON, MATCHBOX TWENTY, and SAIGON KICK.”

Based in South Florida, the aptly named TUFF LUCK became the hottest attraction on the local music scene by 1986, routinely drawing hundreds of fans to their gigs. They released one album on Ann Boleyn‘s underground label, New Renaissance Records. The self-entitled debut included fan favorites such as “Sleaze If You Please”, “Tonight Tonight”, and “Take It Or Leave It”. TUFF LUCK was on the precipice of landing a huge record deal with Atlantic Records when they seemingly had everything going for them.

Over the course of its ten-year career, the gifted hard rock outfit was an odds-on favorite in the “next big thing” rock and roll sweepstakes and had expanded their profile, opening shows for hair metal giants DOKKEN and STRYPER, among others.

What made TUFF LUCK stand out from the countless other metal bands populating the region was their uncanny level of musicianship, skill and consummate showmanship. Virtuoso guitarist Dave Scott and bassist James Marino were championed as future stars on the rise in Mike Varney‘s high-profile monthly column in Guitar Player magazine. Meanwhile, drummer Todd Kelly was voted Florida’s “Best Drummer” on multiple occasions, attracting attention from endorsement suitors such as Paiste. Rounding out the metal quartet was vocalist Kenny Monroe, with his commanding stage presence and smoky charisma, he was the ultimate front man. All the ingredients were in place for a national breakthrough, all except the elusive major record deal.

Had the fickle hand of fate anointed them the career break they deserved, their story would have been an altogether different one. TUFF LUCK would have been recognized as one of the leaders of the ’80s hard rock scene. Under the aegis of Klein and Margolis, the saga of the band doesn’t end there. The new documentary chronicles TUFF LUCK‘s uphill quest for world domination, emboldened by a refreshing “warts-and-all” slant. It’s a story of survival, a story of stubborn dedication, a story of fierce commitment and unwavering ambition. A story of four close friends who shared big dreams. Quite simply, it’s a tribute to the enduring spirit and magic of rock and roll music and a story that we, the fortunate and the beleaguered, can all relate.

Featuring hands-on involvement from the entire group who contributed extensive interviews, the documentary also yields a rich treasure trove of visual material including scores of photographs, vintage memorabilia and electrifying concert performances.

Slated for release in July 2014, this “must-see” documentary will appropriately receive a world-premiere screening in the band’s old stomping ground of South Florida.

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Norway’s celestial dark rock outfit ULVER will release its new album, “Messe I.X – IV.X”, on October 8. The effort will be available this fall as a vinyl, download and CD, which also features a 5.1 surround mix of the album.

Fans can pre-order “Messe I.X – IV.X” through the Kscope webstore.

A new song “Glamour Box (Ostinati)” is currently streaming online on the “Messe I.X – IV.X” mini-site.

“Messe I.X – IV.X” track listing:

01. As Syrians Pour In, Lebanon Grapples With Ghosts Of A Bloody Past
02. Shri Schneider
03. Glamour Box (Ostinati)
04. Son Of Man
05. Noche Oscura Del Alma
06. Mother Of Mercy

The follow up to 2011’s acclaimed “Wars Of The Roses”, “Messe I.X – IV.X” is a different entity; reverberating 2007’s somber and solemn “Shadows Of The Sun”, with the band even going as far as to say it feels like a companion piece to it. The album also echoes the early electronic experiments of EPs “Silence Teaches You How to Sing” and “Silencing The Singing”, and is furthermore said to invoke the ghost of an abandoned Nattens madrigal renaissance-project.

Six compositions altogether written, produced, recorded and mixed by ULVER, this time consisting of Ole Alexander Halstensgård, Kristoffer Rygg, Jørn H. Sværen and Tore Ylwizaker, with additional aid and advice from composer Martin Romberg, who also arranged the music for the 21 members of Tromsø Chamber Orchestra. The album also features the extraordinary talents of contemporary composers/musicians Ole-Henrik Moe and Kari Rønnekleiv.

The Norwegian master has evolved over the past two decades to cross an astonishing body of disciplines, taking in ambient, avant-garde, electronic, psychedelic, prog and jazz influences. Now it is the electronic, atmospheric and classical sensibilities which come to the fore on “Messe I.X – IV.X”.

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Nuclear Blast Records has announced the signing of the up-and-coming blues rock outfit BLUES PILLS!

Without any support from neither labels nor booking agencies, multicultural rising stars BLUES PILLS have toured relentlessly, released much-sought-after underground EP “Bliss” and thus became the most talked about band in the scene.

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The Swedish melodic rock outfit Osukaru return on June 28th with their second full-length studio album ‘Triumphant’

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Dallas based hard rock outfit Brand New Machine have premiered their video for the song “Girls Like You” online.

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TIGERTAILZ guitarist Jay Pepper has admitted to Classic Rock magazine that it may be time to “bring the curtain down” on the Welsh glam rock outfit following the recent second departure of original drummer Ace Finchum, who called the organization a “bloody mess.”

Asked what happened with Ace, Jay said: “I wasn’t aware of any problems as such, but it seems Ace based his decision to quit on lies

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