The Press Release:
On June 11, rock legends KISS will launch their new official live bootleg series, KISS – Off The Soundboard, with Tokyo 2001, recorded by the band at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan on March 13, 2001. This marks the first in a series of upcoming live releases through UMe and will be available as a 3-LP standard black vinyl set, a 2-CD set, digital downloads and available to stream. Off The Soundboard: Tokyo 2001 will also be available as an exclusive 3-LP set pressed on crystal clear vinyl with bone swirl via the Official KISS online store. All configurations can be pre-ordered HERE.
As a fan of the crushing Metal that the band Iced Earth consistently puts out there, it was great to hear the news about their re-issuing their crushing live album “Alive In Athens” for its own 20th Anniversary. Take a look down below for the full press release about it.
The Press Release:
American heavy metal group ICED EARTH announce the first vinyl edition of the classic 1999 live opus Alive in Athens out on December 6th, 2019 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the recording.
Artist: Asia Title: “Only Time Will Tell” (Live) Label: Frontiers Records Release Date: 1/27/2017 Genre: Hard Rock Rating: 4/5
Back in 2013, Progressive Hard Rock legends Asia performed in Bulgaria with the Plovdiv Opera Orchestra for their excited fans on that side of the world. The performance was captured on recording and video and will be released at the end of February on an album called “Symfonia: Live In Bulgaria 2013”. Yesterday, the Frontiers Records people in the press released the first single from the concert with the bands seminal hit “Only Time Will Tell”. Here are a few thoughts about it. Continue reading “Only Time Will Tell” (Live) (Single) by Asia→
Artist: Asia Title: “British Live Performance Series” Label: Rainman Records Release Date: 6/24/2016 Genre: Progressive Rock Rating: 4/5
When I think of the band Asia the first thing that comes to mind for me is the level of juggernaut success that their self-titled debut album received back in 1982 when Steve Howe, John Wetton, Carl Palmer and Geoff Downes all joined forces to deliver an album that would bring a very radio friendly Progressive Rock into the homes of music fans worldwide. Granted it was a very different sound from their original groups of Yes, ELP, King Crimson and The Buggles and it might had annoyed the more purist of the Progressive Rock faithful but there was no doubt that the band was an Arena Rock staple from the signature track “Heat Of The Moment”. This classic concert from 1990 delivers a band looking back on the previous decade with a smile as they deliver tracks from the debut along with “Alpha”, “Astra” and “Then And Now” which would be the final album that the original members worked on together until their reunion in 2006 some sixteen years later. Continue reading “British Live Performance Series” by Asia→
I’ve a question for all of you readers and that begins with a simple “Do You Feel Like I Do”? If you’re confused that’s actually the chorus of the hit song by rock guitarist Peter Frampton from the song that bears the same name and is one of the hits off of his seminal “Frampton Comes Alive” album from 1976. That album is celebrating its 40th anniversary today if you can believe it. It’s long been considered a staple LP to have in one’s Rock collection almost as much as the equally impacting KISS “Alive”. The interesting thing about “Frampton Comes Alive!” is that it also comes to existence as being the offering to his fans after four of his studio albums were not really selling all that well. This was the same deal with KISS who found that their three original studio releases were not reflecting their concerts and hence “Alive” was born. Continue reading Rocking Out With “Frampton Comes Alive” @ 40 Years→