Friday, 26 May 2017

Diamond Head - "Diamonds" video

Phil Campbell Added To Amplified Festival 2017

Phil Campbell confirmed for Amplified Festival + exclusive custom 'Iron Man' Harley-Davidson to be won in prize draw
Amplified Open Air Festival has confirmed its final line-up with the announcement that legendary Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell and his band The B** tard Sons will headline the Red Stripe Main Stage on Saturday night, 22nd July 2017. The group joins other stage headline acts including Puddle Of Mudd, Reef, Acid Reign, Diamond Head, Evil Scarecrow, Raging Speedhorn, Astroid Boys and Milk Teeth.
"It's great to be headlining this brand new festival showcasing the best in U.K. Rock and Metal. See you guys there!" – Phil Campbell
Amplified is also excited to announce that they will be giving away in conjunction with Blade Harley-Davidson, Cheltenham a unique one-off motorcycle to one lucky ticket holder at this year's festival. The 'Iron Man' themed Sportster XL833N custom built for the Harley Davidson 'Battle Of The Kings' event with paint livery by Reborn To Be Wild along with the special blue light-up Iron Man chest piece could be yours.
At a cost value of £10,000 with an approximate £2,000 worth of customisation, this is your chance to win a unique one-off! 
Full details about this amazing opportunity plus terms and conditions can be found at The winner will be announced on the main stage on Sunday 23rd July 2017.
Tickets on sale now.
Adult weekend £80 (includes camping and free parking)
VIP weekend £125 (includes camping and free parking + backstage access)
Day tickets £45
Discounted group saver offers are also available or via SEE Tickets:
Check out Amplified's event poster for the final line up.

Creye - Never Too Late lyric lyric video

Erja Lyytinen Stole Hearts September 2017 UK Tour


BOX OFFICE – 01472 349 222 (9am-5pm)
Follows hot on the heels of her critically acclaimed new album Stolen Hearts released on CD, 180 gram vinyl and digital download

Finnish slide guitarist and singer-songwriter, Erja Lyytinen, is pleased to announce that she will embark on her “Stolen Hearts” UK tour from September 20th – 26th.  The tour will feature songs from her latest critically acclaimed album “Stolen Hearts” mixed by, and vocals recorded by Chris Kimsey (The Rolling Stones, Bad Company, Marillion, Peter Frampton).

Photo Credit: © Nicki Vinall

All tickets are priced £12.50. Dates includes Sheffield Greystones (Wednesday 20th September), Edinburgh, The Caves (Thursday 21st September), Nottingham Bodega (Friday 22nd September), Chester Live Rooms (Saturday 23rd September), Manchester, Band on the Wall (Sunday 24th September), London, Borderline (Monday 25 Sept) and Bristol, The Tunnels (Tuesday 26th September). 
Tickets can be ordered from the debit/credit card hotline number 01472 349 222 (between 9am-5pm), from, or can be booked directly at the box offices from each venue.

Stolen Hearts was mixed on the very same EMI console Kimsey had often used with the Stones. Says Erja, "Chris said it was like meeting an old girlfriend after many years. He sat in front of the desk and his magic started to happen."
Mastering was completed at Air Studios (part of the world-famous Air Studios started by Beatles producer George Martin) by Ray Staff, whose credits include iconic rock albums including David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust and Mott The Hoople's All The Young Dudes.

Photo Credit: © Tina Korhonen

Stolen Hearts comes at a time when Erja Lyytinen is broadening her horizons. During the past year, she has played a sold-out tour of Finland with her compatriot Heikki Silvennoinen and made her first-ever concert appearances in India.
She describes the process of making her newest album "purifying" – the product of difficult times of "heartbreak, frustration, disappointment, fear of loss and yet, at the same time, the deepest love." As an artist, Erja has always been open to change, and with Stolen Hearts, she wants to offer her audience something totally new. "I had the feeling that I had the ingredients in my hands to make something truly extraordinary and different."
"Erja’s interpretation of the blues takes the genre to another level that I have never experienced before," says Kimsey.
Stolen Hearts sees Erja spreading her wings into different musical genres whilst retaining her blues roots. Influences of country, Americana, funk, folk, prog, R&B, jazz and rock, are intertwined with Erja’s trademark slide guitar blues stamp, which makes Stolen Hearts her most stylistically accomplished and sonically adventurous release to date.
"Working with Erja was a revelation," says Kimsey. "She has the ability to perform and write so many different kinds of songs, and her vocals and lyrics are powerful and they connect with listeners."

Photo Credit: © Nicki Vinall

Says Erja, "For this album, I wanted to break out of Helsinki by working with an established British engineer who could take my vocals further.  When Chris Kimsey was recommended, I checked out his credentials, and realized that he had worked on some of the greatest rock records recorded by the Rolling Stones, Peter Frampton, INXS, Marillion, Bad Company, to name but a few.
Continues Erja, "Working at State of the Ark with Chris was amazing because we mixed the album and recorded my vocals on the same desk the Rolling Stones used at Pathe Marconi Studios in Paris, where they recorded all their classic albums. The desk is analogue, and the microphones were vintage, enabling us to capture an authentic and fuller sound.  I’m really pleased with the results, and I hope my fans will be, too. Production-wise, Stolen Hearts is the best sounding album of my career."

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in Association with Solid Entertainments Proudly Presents
BOX OFFICE – 01472 349 222 (9am-5pm)
Sheffield, Greystones
Wednesday 20th September 2017

Tickets: £12.50 / Box Office: 0114 266 5599Book Online: www.solidentertainments.comThe Greystones
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Greystones Road, Sheffield, S11 7BS
Edinburgh, The Caves
Thursday 21st September 2017

Tickets: £12.50 

Venue Tel: 0131 510 1122, 0131 510 6969Book Online: www.solidentertainments.com 
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The Caves, 8-12 Niddry Street South, EdinburghEH1 1NS

Nottingham, The Bodega
Friday 22nd September 2017

Tickets: £12.50 

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23 Pelham St, Nottingham, NG1 2ED 

Chester, Live Rooms
Saturday 23rd September 2017

Tickets: £12.50 
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Live Rooms, Homer House, 1 Station Road,
Chester, Cheshire, CH1 3DR
Manchester, Band On The Wall
Sunday 24th September 2017

Tickets: £12.50
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Venue Tel: 0161 834 1786
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Band On The Wall, 25 Swan Street,
The Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JZ
London, Borderline
Monday 25th September 2017

Tickets: £12.50 
Venue Box Office: 0844 847 1678
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Borderline, Orange Yard, 16 Manette Street,
London, W1D 4JB

Bristol, The TunnelsTuesday 26th September 2017
Tickets: £12.50
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Venue Box Office: 0845 605 0255
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The Tunnels, Arches 31 & 32, Bristol & Exeter Mews,
Temple Meads, Bristol, BS1 6QF

Status Quo "Caroline" (Live in London 2016) from "The Last Night Of The Electrics" out July 14, 2017

Europe The Final Countdown 30th Anniversary Show - Live At The Roundhouse

On July 21, Swedish hard rock veterans EUROPE will share their unique 30th-anniversary performance of "The Final Countdown" from London's legendary Roundhouse.
"The Final Countdown 30th Anniversary Show - Live At The Roundhouse" celebrates the multi-platinum album's triple-decade success. The band played the album in its sequential entirety at a series of selected cities in 2016, with London's most historically venerated venue playing host to an exceptionally special night on November 12, 2016, which was captured by Patric Ullaeus from rEvolver Film Company AB.
Preceding the landmark event, fans were also treated to a live performance of EUROPE's latest album, "War Of Kings", a release which re-established EUROPE as one of the top classic rock bands in the world.
EUROPE singer Joey Tempest in a statement: "What an awesome night! It was more enjoyable than we thought to revisit the whole 'Final Countdown' album live! On top of that, to be able to share our whole 'War Of Kings' album with this amazing audience the same night just made this show one of the most memorable nights of our career!"
The limited-edition release will arrive in the following formats and available to pre-order very soon:
* DVD/2CD - full concert on all discs (1 visual, 2 audio) packaged in an 8-panel CD-sized digipack, including a 24-page booklet
* Blu-ray/2CD - full concert on all discs (1 visual, 2 audio) packaged in an 8-panel CD-sized digipack, including a 24-page booklet
* A digital audio-only release
* A 12-inch-sized boxset, limited to 1,000 units, will also be available in September. It will contain the Blu-ray/2CD configuration, a double gatefold vinyl with only "The Final Countdown" portion of the concert, a 40-page 12-inch-sized hardcover photo book, a vintage replica scarf and a laminate/guest pass.
EUROPE recently finished recording its new album for an October release. The follow-up to 2015's "War Of Kings" was laid down at London, England's legendary Abbey Road studios and was produced by Dave Cobb, who also helmed the band's last disc.