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Irish metallers STORMZONE will release their fourth album, “Three Kings”, on September 2 via the U.K. label Metal Nation Ltd.

The official video for the CD’s title track can be seen below.

Formed in 2006, STORMZONE originally signed to U.K. hard rock label Escape Music. 2007 saw this company release the band’s debut album, “Caught In The Act”, in Europe where its impact gained the band attention in Japan and the CD saw a release there shortly afterwards.

Over the next few years, STORMZONE concentrated on extensive touring and supported bands such as Y&T, TESLA, STRYPER, SAXON, CINDERELLA, L.A. GUNS, WINGER and WHITE LION as well as securing great positions at festivals in Europe, including Wacken Open Air, Sweden Rock, Lorca Rock in Spain and Headbangers Open Air. The band developed a heavier sound over the years and recorded its second album, “Death Dealer”, which was released by German metal label SPV/Steamhammer. This CD was produced by the legendary Neal Kaye, the man widely regarded as the person who discovered IRON MAIDEN. The live work continued in support of this new album, and while touring with TESLA in the U.K., the band came to the attention of head of Metal Nation Ltd., Jess Cox. Jess was the original singer in NWOBHM band TYGERS OF PAN TANG and he formed a lasting bond with the band, which was to see him eventually become their manager. Jess secured a deal with SPV for the band’s third album, “Zero To Rage”, and this was released throughout Europe to great reviews in 2011.

And so to album number four for this Irish metal five-piece. Free of all contracts in 2013, the band wrote and recorded “Three Kings” and with regards to which label was going to release it there was no doubt in the minds of STORMZONE as to who that was going to be. Seeing as the band had just signed a management deal with Steve Simms at Blink Music Management, as that company were based in Belfast, this allowed Jess Cox to sign the band to his Metal Nation label to maintain the relationship he had built with them and now he could put all his efforts into promoting STORMZONE and “Three Kings” as head of their record label. Jess and the band met at the Metal Assault festival in Germany earlier in 2013 and agreed that there would be no better label than Metal Nation to have the best interests of STORMZONE at heart. A great relationship had already been formed and the legacy of Jess and the label in the world of the NWOBHM was important to the everyone’s decision to sign the five-year, three-album deal he offered them.

“Three Kings” track listing:

01. The Pass Loning
02. Night Of The Storm
03. Stone Heart
04. Three Kings
05. Alive
06. B.Y.H.
07. Beware In Time
08. Wallbreaker
09. I Am The One
10. Never Trust
11. Out Of Eden
12. The Pain Inside
13. Spectre

STORMZONE is:

Steve Moore – Guitar
John “Harv” Harbinson – Lead Vocals
Graham McNulty – Bass
Davy Bates – Drums
David Shields – Guitar

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This August will mark the 25th anniversary of Winger’s self-titled debut album.

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MusicOff.com recently conducted an interview with guitarist Reb Beach (WHITESNAKE, WINGER).

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Suffocation have set the scene for their upcoming UK tour – by sharing what little they can remember of their last visit.

View the guys talking about cancelled shows, meeting Winger and a crowdsurfing midget below.

Tickets for the shows are on sale now, and Suffocation’s recent album Pinnacle Of Bedlam is also on sale.

Suffocation UK tour

May 13 – O2 Academy Islington w/ Havok – London, United Kingdom
May 14 – Audio w/ Havok Brighton, United Kingdom
May 15 – NQ Live w/ Havok – Manchester, United Kingdom
May 16 – The Pint w/ Havok – Dublin, Ireland
May 17 – Grand Classic w/ Havok – Glasgow, United Kingdom
May 18 – White Rabbit w/ Havok – Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Video footage of Jordan Rudess’ (DREAM THEATER, DIXIE DREGS) collaboration with Rod Morgenstein (WINGER, DIXIE DREGS, STEVE MORSE) at the Korg booth at this year’s NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show as the duo reunited to perform the EMERSON LAKE & PALMER 1971 classic “Tarkus” can be seen below.

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Italian rock/metal band EchoTime announced that the band’s debut LP will be entitled “Genuine.” The album is scheduled for release in December through logic(il)logic Records, the exact date of which was not yet revealed.

The band is inspired and influenced by artists such as Dream Theater, Symphony X, Kamelot, Queen, Ronnie James Dio, Jorn Lande, Pain of Salvation, Circus Maximus and Winger. According to the press release, the band “tries to create a personal sound, different from progressive and metal cliché and contaminated by pop, rock, latin and funk styles, influenced by soundtracks from action and adventure movies, with a unique attention to arrangements and sounds. With its music, strength, energy, the costumes used to perform and the catchy atmospheres, the band involves the audience and drags it to Echotime’s world!”

Echotime are:

Alex “Kage” Cangini – Vocals
Federico “Face” Fazi – Drums
Andrea “Bana” Anastasi – Guitar
Stefano “Ego” Antonelli – Bass
Filippo ” Phil” Martignano – Keyboards

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hitesnake and Winger guitarist Reb Beach is asking for the public’s help in finding two guitars that were recently stolen.

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Several rock and metal musicians have reponded to the news that legendary guitarist Ronnie Montrose died after a five-year battle with prostate cancer.

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The latest installment of the “Iron City Rocks” podcast (web site) features separate interviews with WHITESNAKE/WINGER guitarist Reb Beach and former MEGADETH/KING DIAMOND guitarist Glen Drover.

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  By Eric Grandy of the Seattle Weekly “Hey, try the wings.”   1. Wingin’ It: Kip Winger opens a hot-wings restaurant with the cast of Wings. Hilarity ensues. 2. Full…

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