Iron Savior is going to release "The Landing (10th Anniversary Edition)" in November, 2021. The band’s classic album comes as remixed and remastered new edition, including bonus material.

Right in time for its 10th anniversary, German power metal force Iron Savior surprises the fans with a special edition of their classic album „The Landing“. This new „10th Anniversary Edition“ not only includes 3 bonus tracks but was also remixed and remastered by Piet Sielck himself and comes with a revised artwork by Felipe Machado Franco. 

The Landing“ became one of the most successful albums of the Hamburg-based band and was heralding a kind of resurgence for Iron Savior back then. It contains several classic tracks such as „Starlight“, „Hall Of The Heroes“ and - of course - the metal hymn par excellence, „Heavy Metal Never Dies“ – a song which was streamed way more than 10.000.000 times until this day.

Tracklisting:

01. Descending (Intro)
02. The Savior
03. Starlight
04. March Of Doom
05. Heavy Metal Never Dies
06. Moment In Time
07. Hall Of The Heroes
08. R. U. Ready
09. Faster Than All
10. Before The Pain
11. No Guts No Glory
12. Coming Home (re-recorded)
13. Atlantis Falling (re-recorded)
14. Underneath The Radar (Bonus Track)

 

The previously scheduled open-air performance of Manowar  in Plovdiv, Bulgaria on July 4th, 2022, has been cancelled, due to "the promoters' failure to fulfill their contractual obligations", as the band claims. "The Bulgarian fans can be sure the band will return to this glorious country", a Manowar representative said. And this promise comes with a special gift: Manowar's new studio release will feature a song dedicated to the Bulgarian Manowarriors called "The Sword Of Spartacus".

The "Crushing The Enemies Of Metal Anniversary Tour 2022" will celebrate four decades of Manowar and anniversaries of some of the band's most celebrated studio albums. It will include "a brand new stage production, a setlist packed with fan favorites and other surprises will make this a tour you don't want to miss," the band said.

Already confirmed 2022 tour dates:

April 12 - Rotterdam, NL - Rotterdam Ahoy
April 13 - Bremen, DE - ÖVB-Arena - Halle 7
April 14 - Berlin, DE - Velodrom
April 16 - Oberhausen, DE - König Pilsener Arena

April 17 - Zwickau, DE - Stadthalle
April 21 - Nuremberg, DE - Arena Nürnberger Versicherung
April 22 - Neu-Ulm, DE - Ratiopharm Arena
April 23 - Mannheim, DE - SAP Arena
June 30 - Barcelona, ES - Rock Fest Barcelona
July 21 - Vila Nova de Famalicão, PT - Laurus Nobilis Music Fest

Gibson Records, in partnership with BMG, will release Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators' new album ("4") on February 11th, 2022. "4" is the fifth solo album of Slash and the fourth of Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, which, apart from Slash and Myles Kennedy, include Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass, vocals) and Frank Sidoris (guitar, vocals). 

A vibrant rock album fueled by memorable guitar hooks and compelling melodies, big choruses, and even bigger riffs, "4" builds on the legacy of the band's prior work. That sensibility comes through immediately on the opening track and first single, "The River Is Rising" (watch it below!).

Slash describes the creation of the song "The River Is Rising": "There's two or three songs on the record that were written during the pandemic; everything else was written before. 'The River is Rising' was one of the last songs I wrote before we started pre-production, and because it was so fresh and has a certain groove and energy to it, it was the first thing we really attacked. It's the newest song on the record, and as for the double-time part, that was something that I came up with and tagged onto the end of the arrangement. Then when we were over at RCA, Dave Cobb suggested we do it right after the breakdown. So, we went straight into the fast part, and I just started doing the guitar solo over it. It was one of those things where we were jamming around, trying to fish out the arrangement, and it just happened." While Myles Kennedy adds, "The lyric ultimately explores how humans can be brainwashed or indoctrinated by some sort of dangerous idea. Once we shot the demo back and forth a few times, I personally felt confident that we had the album opener. To me, it's an important track."

For "4", Slash and the band traveled across the country together to Nashville, Tennessee and recorded the new album at the historic RCA Studio A with producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, John Prine, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile), revealing a stunning new sound and style all captured live in the studio. Cobb shared the band's desire to lay down the tracks live, in the studio including guitar solos and vocals — a first for the group.

 

Things aren't fine in Queensrÿche's camp.

Scott Rockenfield, Queensrÿche founding drummer, has sued the band's fellow original members Michael Wilton (guitar) and Eddie Jackson (bass). The allegations in this lawsuit include breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and wrongful discharge, among others. Rockenfield's lawsuit was filed on October 11, 2021, in Snohomish County Superior Court. In the complaint, Rockenfield claims that he took paternal leave of absence from Queensrÿche in February 2017 after his fiancée experienced complications during the birth of their son and had to have an emergency Cesarean delivery. According to the drummer, his leave of absence was approved by the members of Queensrÿche and he was to retain an equal one-third interest in all Queensrÿche companies (QR Companies), including Tri-Ryche Corporation, Melodisc LTD., Queensryche Merchandising, Inc., EMS Music, LLC and Queensryche Holdings, LLC. In Scott's complaint, he claims that "Rockenfield, Wilton and Jackson are the remaining members of the band Queensrÿche, as well as the sole or majority shareholders and members of the entities controlling the intellectual property and contractual rights of said group, to wit the QR Companies." Scott alleges that about October 11, 2018, Wilton and Jackson purportedly "voted to dismiss Rockenfield from the Queensrÿche Companies due in whole or in part to his taking of approved family leave. Rockenfield was informed of his purported dismissal from the Queensrÿche Companies in a letter dated November 3, 2018." According to Rockenfield's complaint, since 2017, Wilton and Jackson "have wrongfully withheld from Rockenfield all sources of income from the Queensrÿche Companies in violation of the various Operating Agreements and Contracts governing the Queensrÿche Companies for no lawful purpose." In addition, they "have failed to provide Rockenfield with an accounting of the books, records, business and contracts of the Queensrÿche Companies." Although Rockfenfield says he has continued to receive royalties from Tri-Ryche since February 2017 for the old catalogue, he claims he has "received no payments from Melodisc since February 2017, and no payments from Queensryche Merchandising since early 2018, and no payments from EMS since February 2017."

Rockfenfield also claims that Wilton and Jackson did not include him in the recording Queensrÿche's latest album, "The Verdict", "despite his availability and willingness to participate."

 

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