Saturday, June 30, 2012


Dutch singer Floor Jansen (REVAMP, AFTER FOREVER) will join ADRENALINE MOB on stage on July 7 at Matrix in Bochum, Germany.

ADRENALINE MOB features in its ranks frontman Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X), drummer Mike Portnoy (formerly of DREAM THEATER), bassist John Moyer (also of DISTURBED) and guitar virtuoso Mike Orlando (SONIC STOMP).

"Indifferent" comes off ADRENALINE MOB's debut album, "Omertá", which sold around 6,600 copies in the United States in its first week
of release to land at position No. 70 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released in Europe on March 19 in Europe via Century Media Records and in the U.S. on March 13 through the newly formed Elm City Music in conjunction with EMI Label Services.

The 11-song effort — which was produced by ADRENALINE MOB and mixed by Jay Ruston, who has previously worked on ANTHRAX's "Worship Music" and STEEL PANTHER's "Balls Out" — includes a blistering reinterpretation of DURAN DURAN's classic "Come Undone" featuring guest vocals by Lzzy Hale of HALESTORM.

PERIPHERY Announces New Full-Time Bassist

Maryland-based experimental, progressive metallers PERIPHERY have issued the following update:

"We're incredibly excited to announce that our longtime friend and contributor Adam 'Nolly' Getgood (RED SEAS FIRE) will be joining PERIPHERY as a full-time member. He will be taking care of bass duties live and
in the studio, and additionally will be bringing his considerable guitar playing, production and songwriting abilities to the table.

"Nolly should already be known to many, having filled-in live on both bass and guitar several times over the years. He also played all of the bass on, and co-produced, our new album, 'Periphery II: This Time It's Personal'. He will be taking up his permanent spot in the live line-up as of this October's European tour with BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and THE SAFETY FIRE. Our excellent friend Jeff Holcomb will be filling in on bass for all live dates between now and October, including the imminent Summer Slaughter tour."

Commented PERIPHERY guitarist Misha Mansoor: "Nolly has been an honorary PERIPHERY member for the last few years. He filled in on bass for us on our first real tour (Thrash And Burn 2009) and since then has always been there for us and has helped us out immensely. Given that we love him dearly as a friend and found that we
have excellent chemistry both on stage and in the studio, and he is a
master of all of his instruments, hiring him as our full-time bassist
was the logical solution. His irreplaceable ability and insight brought
so much to the production and bass on 'Periphery II: This Time It's Personal' — we don't feel that anyone else would be able to take on the roles he
has filled. He has already been writing with us for new material, and we are proud to have him on board!"

Added Nolly: "It's absolutely amazing to be joining my friends in PERIPHERY full-time! Having felt like part of the 'family' for quite some time,
this feels like an incredibly natural step. I've had the pleasure of
watching them grow to their current stage and can't wait to see where we can take the band together!"

"Periphery II: This Time It's Personal" can be streamed in its entirety in the YouTube clip below. Due in North America on July 3 via Sumerian Records and in Europe on July 16 through Century Media Records, the CD will feature guest appearances by John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER), Guthrie Govan (THE ARISTOCRATS) and Wes Hauch (THE FACELESS).

Former DREAM THEATER Singer CHARLIE DOMINICI Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Progressive metal singer Charlie Dominici, formerly of DREAM THEATER, has launched a Kickstarter fundraiser campaign for the creation of the movie adaptation of the Dominici "O3" trilogy albums released in 2005, 2007 and 2008. This screenplay aims to capture the essence of Dominici's sweeping vision of humanity's past, present — and ultimately, its fate. A collaboration by Dominici himself, along with screenwriter and author David Sakmyster, and best-selling international author Steven Savile.

current phase is to fund the completion of the screenplay, as well as
some initial entries into screenplay contests and festivals, aiming to
attract agents as well as production companies and other talent. If
successful, the next phase will consist of further promotional materials
including short trailers, movie posters and convention shows, building
toward casting, funding and ultimately — production.

The story is
described as follows: "A lone sleeper cell terrorist is pursued by a
derelict detective until their lives become intertwined in a cat and
mouse game that veers toward an incredible apocalyptic conclusion. This
wild roller coaster ride of a story delves deeply into history,
politics, religion, society and even extra-terrestrials. It will make
you rethink our role on this planet, our entire history, why we're here,
the very notion of free will — and what it means to be human."

Despite enjoying a successful career as a singer songwriter in the Sixties and Seventies, Charlie Dominici is known by many fans from his time with DREAM THEATER, with whom he recorded their debut album, "When Dream and Day Unite", in 1989. Dominici saw the successful transition of a young band called MAJESTY who became an international success. Having left the band in 1989, his artistic achievements within DREAM THEATER are undisputed to this day. Dominici received accolades from the fans when he reunited with his former bandmates for the 15th anniversary of "When Dream and Day Unite" in 2004.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Upcoming Release From No Man Titled Love and Endings

            no-man - love and endings
2 disc set CD/DVD (NTSC Region free)
Release date  July 2nd 2012
Burning Shed/EMI bshed1201 –
love and endings (2012) is the band's first officially released live album

Burning Shed and EMI Label Services are pleased to announce the release of
no-man’s love and endings, a document of no-man's powerful performance in front of a sell-out crowd at the Leamington Spa Assembly on October 14th, 2011.

Retaining the intimacy and sophistication of the band's studio work while possessing an edgy Rock attack absent from much of its recorded output, the duo of Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) were joined by classical violinist Steve Bingham and regular collaborators Michael Bearpark, Andrew Booker, Stephen Bennett and Pete Morgan.
The material on love and endings is drawn from all eras of no-man's 20 year plus career and includes the previously unreleased song, Beaten By Love (which dates from the earliest days of the band).
Shot by Australian film-maker Dion Johnson, the concert is available as a 2 disc set cd/dvd (NTSC Region free)
no-man Biography
Formed in 1987, no-man is a British band comprising Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Blackfield and solo)
 The name no-man was adopted in 1990 and first used on the self-released single, Colours (a Melody Maker, Sounds and Channel Four Planet Sound Single Of The Week). Subsequently signed to labels including Kscope, One Little Indian and Sony, and formerly managed by Talk Talk manager Keith Aspden, the band has so far produced six studio albums, a documentary dvd and a number of singles.
Originally creating an atmospheric sample-based music, no-man's sound has evolved to embrace art rock and classical minimalist influences as its approach has become more organic and band-oriented.
Guest contributors to the band's music have included King Crimson's Robert Fripp and Pat Mastelotto, Porcupine Tree's Colin Edwin and Gavin Harrison, Jazz luminaries Theo Travis and Ian Carr, Electronic artists Scanner and Faultline, Bruce Kaphan (American Music Club) and Dave Stewart (Egg/Hatfield & The North). Ex Japan/Rain Tree Crow alumni Jansen, Barbieri & Karn toured and recorded with the band in the early 1990s.
Quietly developing a sizeable global fanbase over its 25 year existence, no-man's most recent studio album, 2008's Schoolyard Ghosts (Kscope), was its best-selling to date and received some of the most favourable reviews of the band's career (being described by Classic Rock magazine as "truly sublime").

The Red Masque Signs to BLRR; New Album Mythalogue Due Early 2013

Beta-lactum Ring Records Signs The Red Masque, Releases New Album, Mythalogue, in early 2013

Philadelphia avant rock band The Red Masque recently completed a Kickstarter campaign to raise recording / mixing funds for their latest studio album Mythalogue. The campaign was successfully funded through the generous support of the band's fans. This new album will feature nine new studio tracks (recorded in spring 2012) as well as one live song (professionally recorded at a show in Philadelphia in 2011). The album is currently being mixed by acclaimed musician and producer Bob Drake in France.

Mythalogue will be released in two formats: a standard issue CD and special limited art edition, all presented in a custom made book-bound gatefold sleeve with a fold-out mini poster featuring artwork by TRM vocalist Lynnette Shelley. The custom art CD (edition of 50) will feature mini original artworks by Lynnette. These artworks will be presented in the format known as Artist Trading Cards (ATC), which are the size of a standard baseball card. Each card will be one-of-a-kind. The nine new tracks include both five main songs (recorded at Orion Sound Studios in Baltimore by engineer Mike Potter) as well as four "intercessionals" recorded by the individual band members: The Wendigo, The Minotaur, The Dark Salt Sea, The Song for Icarus, The Labyrinth, The Sires and the Snakes, The Blessing, The Curse and The Ruins of the Palace of Minos. The bonus live song is a professional recording of "Polyphemus", which the band played at the Fire in Philadelphia in May 2011. Previously, Polyphemus appeared on the band's last studio album, Fossil Eyes (released through ReR USA in 2008). This makes a total of ten songs on Mythalogue.

The band will be setting up some shows to promote the new album once it's released. They are interested in playing alternative venues (livng room concerts, art spaces and other non-club venues). If you would like to see about having the band perform in your area, please email Currently a show is in the works for August to preview the songs on the album, with some further shows being worked on for the winter that will both preview the new album as well as showcase live perfomrances of the songs on the album. Please visit to keep informed of any upcoming shows.

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