• Les plus grands noms du heavy metal ont enregistré un album hommage à Ronnie James Dio, dans le but de réunir des fonds pour son association " Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund " destinée à lutter contre le cancer. C’est sa femme, et manager, Wendy Dio qui a produit l’album. Son mari était décédé d’un cancer de l’estomac en 2010.

    Cet album sera distribué par Rhino. Sortie prévue en Europe - le 28 Mars.

    Les chansons de ce Tribute reprennent les différentes périodes de la carrière de Dio. L’album comprend également le titre "This is your life" interprété par Ronnie James Dio lui-même, initialement sorti sur "Angry Machines" (1996).


    01. Neon Knights – Anthrax
    02. The Last In Line – Tenacious D
    03. The Mob Rules – Adrenaline Mob (previously released)
    04. Rainbow In The Dark – Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher
    05. Straight Through The Heart – Halestorm
    06. Starstruck – Motörhead with Biff Byford
    07. The Temple Of The King – Scorpions
    08. Egypt (The Chains Are On) – Doro (previously released)
    09. Holy Diver – Killswitch Engage (previously released)
    10. Catch The Rainbow – Glenn Hughes, Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren
    11. I – Oni Logan, Jimmy Bain, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy
    12. Man On The Silver Mountain – Rob Halford, Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren
    13. Ronnie Rising Medley (A Light In The Black, Tarot Woman, Stargazer, Kill The King) – Metallica
    14. This Is Your Life – Dio (previously released)

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  • Lillian Axe : concert acoustique

    Lillian Axe will be releasing their thirteenth album, the acoustic live, One Night in the Temple, on April 15, 2014 via CME Records!  Louisiana Music Hall of Fame members, Lillian Axe, will be releasing their thirteenth album, the acoustic live, One Night in the Temple, produced by Steve Blaze, on April 15, 2014 via CME Records / Sony Music (RED) in
    the USA and Canadaand via Melodic Rock Records / Cargo Distribution for the world. Performed acoustically in an intimate setting housed in a Masonic Temple in the Bayou, with their most diehard fans, One Night in the Temple, features all their hits including, True Believer, Show A Little Love, Crucified, Misery Loves Company, Ghost of Winter, The Great Divide, Bow Your Head, Waters Rising and the crowd favorite Nobody Knows. 

    Lillian Axe founder Steve Blaze reflects : " when I first had the idea of putting this show together, it was originally going to be a private 20 person show with acoustic guitars, vocals and no production, however, it took on a life of its ”

    One Night in the Temple; will be released as 3 disc set (2CDs/1DVD and 2CDs/1Blu-Ray), housed in an elaborate digipack. Filmed in high definition, the Blu-Ray and DVD will contain the acoustic performance, fan question and answer session, videos for the songs Caged In and Death Comes Tomorrow, live concert footage from their July 4, 2013 performance at the Paragon Casino and behind the scenes footage.

    FULL TRACK LISTING: Disc 1: Waters Rising, Death Comes Tomorrow, Ghost of Winter, See You Someday, The Great Divide, Nocturnal Symphony, Sad Day On Planet Earth, Bow Your Head, Show A Little Love and Misery Loves Company.Disc 2: Crucified, The World Stopped Turning, Dyin’ to Live (Shades of Blue), Until The End Of The World, The Day I Met You, The Promised Land, Nobody Knows, My Apologies, True Believer and Nobody Knows (Crowd Version).
    Lillian Axe is Brian Jones (lead vocals), Steve Blaze (guitar and vocals), Sam Poitevent (guitar and vocals), Eric Morris (bass guitar) and Ken Koudelka (drums).

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  • Frontiers Rock Festival


    Frontiers Records is excited to announce the line-up for the first FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL A three day event which will take place at the Live Club in Trezzo (Milan), Italy on May 1st, 2nd and 3rd 2014.

    Voici le programme du premier FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL qui se déroulera au Live Club à Trezzo (Milan), en Italie, les 1er, 2 et 3 mai prochain. 


    Affiche Frontiers Records


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     Live and Let Die 

    Il faut  saluer l’écriture acrobatique des musiciens de Royal Hunt qui peuvent réaliser de prodigieuses galipettes musicales.  Leur dernier album,  A Life To Die For est exécuté avec compétence et méthode. {Entretien avec André Andersen (claviers) par Philippe Saintes - Photos : Frontiers Records}

    André Andersen speaks about the new record

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    Can you comment a few of the songs on ‘A Life To Die For’, any stories behind them or why you like them?

    There´re plenty of stories behind each of these tracks (yet in order to tell them in full I´d have to write a book :-), but some of my favorites are Hell Comes Down from Heaven, One Minute Left to Live and the title track.

    Why have you decided to produce the record yourself? Was there ever anyone else in the running?

    I´ve been working in the studio for at least 25 years by now and produced every RH release (so far). The guys are used to it – we have our own way to do things – so it´s all good.
    It´s a rare case these days – to have a recognizable, personalized style and we´ve been blessed with just that. I guess it´s a combination of my classical AND rock upbringing (grew up studying classical music, felt in love with “classic rock” and later discovered the world of “prog”) and uniqueness of every single person in the band. Throw in a distinctive way of producing - and you have a trademark sound.

    How has the feedback for the record been so far?

    The reviews I´ve seen so far – from fans and media alike - have been very favorable, most of the music magazines and fanzines are giving it a high score, it´s nice to see your work being appreciated. My one and only challenge and concern is to make an album which – in my and the band´s opinion – is better than the last. To approach things from a slightly different perspective, to keep things interesting, to find any given room for improvement… the rest is easy – get inspired. And – fortunately - inspiration is everywhere, you just have to look for it… a book, a movie, a headline in the newspaper, a personal event – there´re plenty of issues to be inspired by.

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    I’m guessing including an orchestra and choir was also in the  planning from early on?

    Yes. You see - I´ve heard a few albums which were done that way  (a band with an orchestra) and very few of them sounded good to me… on most of these releases orchestra played the role of the “effect” – something what was put on top of the already existing song/arrangement… at least in my opinion.
    I wanted to make these classical instruments to become a part of the band, to wave in and out of the track just like a guitar or a keyboard would do, to have a distinctive, incorporated score.

    Will you play with an orchestra during the tour ?

    I wish… but only time will tell if I could ever fit an J83-piece orchestra in our tour bus

    Due to Royal Hunt's European and World tour plans this Spring,  you’re not be able to be play at The Power Prog Metal Festival in Mons (Belgium). The  good news is that you're confirmed for the 2015 festival !

    Yeah, isn´t it great? Really looking forward to it. 

    André Andersen

    Do you think there is a future for the recording industry?

    That´s a tough one… for the recording industry as we know it – I´m afraid not.
    We all know how drastically this whole music scene has changed in recent years: are people still interested in full albums? Singles? Or are we already down to 60-seconds snippets while we´re texting?
    Who knows?

    Recently a band has released his album solely on a USB stick. What’s  your opinion ?

    Why not? It´s individual from band to band, but album sales are dropping rapidly (and now even digital sales are following for a second year in a row), so USB or whatever works for you at the moment.

    Are you happy with the promotion/support by the label Frontiers ?

    Generally – yes, but there´s always room for improvement..., I hope the label management is reading this...  

    Do you ever wake up and think to yourself, I'd love to make a simple  pop rock album?

    Everytime I´m in the middle of another “10-minute RH epic” ...


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