Erik Martensson (ECLIPSE, W.E.T) has been busy writing songs for the first solo album of the fantastic American vocalist Toby Hitchcock. Toby has been singing on three studio and one live album with Pride Of Lions, the band put together by Jim Peterik: founding member of the legendary AOR band Survivor. The whole album will be produced at Martensson’s Blowout Productions Studios in Sweden. Musically will explore some heavier and more contemporary material for Toby, but will still keep some incredible melodies very close to the most recent Journey sound. You can expect a true Melodic Rock gem for the second half of 2010.
CIRCUS MAXIMUS singer extraordinaire Michael Eriksen and finnish producer/guitarist Torsti Spoof (LEVERAGE) have decided to join forces together in a new band project under “The Magnificent” monicker. Other musicians scheduled to appear on the album include Kalle Torniainen of Brother Firetribe on drums and Pekka Lampinen of Leverage on bass.
Songwriting is well underway and sees contributions also from Pekka Heino (BROTHER FIRETRIBE, LEVERAGE), Tomppa Nikulainen (BROTHER FIRETRIBE), Tuomas Heikkinen (LEVERAGE) and Sami Hyde and others. Soundwise the album will sound like a cross between the heavier approach of Leverage with the hooks and melodies of Brother Firetribe. The recording will be completed during the winter, with Frontiers looking to release the debut album after the summer 2010.
Outloud announce the release of their second video clip “Tonite” (www.youtube.com/frontiersrecords), which was directed by Bob Katsionis for the Progressive Vision Group.
In December 2009 the band completed their first 6 successful headline shows in Greece which was supported by Jack Daniel’s. The content and concept of “Tonite” is based on the tours footage on and off stage and simply shows the energy on stage, character and fun the band has!
Outloud will soon announce their touring schedule for 2010 and plans for their second album. Their highly acclaimed first CD and video clip of their hit single “We Run” was released by Frontiers Records on August 28th in Europe, September 15th in North America and September 30th in Japan and has received outstanding reviews from the international press and fans. Both clips were directed by Bob Katsionis, who owns his own video production company Progressive Vision Group. Bob also directed Firewind’s “Head up high» and the new video of Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris’ daughter Lauren Harris.
WINGER announced the second leg of the European tour dates :
19/03/10 Leknes, Norway - Lekneshallen (small sports arena)
20/03/10 Norway/Denmark - Rock the Boat
22/03/10 Bristol, England - Academy 2
23/03/10 Portmouth, England - Wedgewood Rooms
24/03/10 Manchester, England - Academy 3
26/03/10 Dudley, England - JB's
27/03/10 Belfast, Northern Ireland - Spring & Airbrake
28/03/10 Glasgow, Scotland - Cathouse
30/03/10 Newcastle, England - Academy 2
31/03/10 Leeds, England - Rio's
02/04/10 Sheffield, England - Corporation
03/04/10 Nottingham, England - Rock City
04/04/10 London, England - Islington Academy
06/04/10 Bochum, Germany - Matrix
07/04/10 Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
08/04/10 Munich, Germany - Backstage
10/04/10 Achaffenburg, Germany - Colos Saal
In related news Kip Winger and Reb Beach have recently recorded their participation to THAT METAL SHOW on VH1. The show will be aired on April 3rd 2010 at 11.00 PM.
BRUCE KULICK third solo album “BK3” released in Europe on January 29th on Frontiers is getting very good responses from press and fans. It is now possible to enjoy Bruce Kulick’s own album presentation following this link on the Frontiers Records Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/frontiersrecords
Giant have launched the band’s new official website at www.gianttheband.com and the new myspace page www.myspace.com/gianttheband2010
It is possible to watch the band’s videoclip of Promise Land the single off the new album which is set to be released on February 26th in Europe and March 9th in the USA.
Rick Springfield has confirmed the following tour dates in Europe in the summer 2010.
June 11 Sweden Rock Festival - Solvesborg, Sweden
June 12 Rockefeller Music Hall - Oslo, Norway
June 13 Weingarten Open Air Festival - Weingarten, Germany
In related news RICK SPRINGFIELD will re-release in Europe on Frontiers Records his last hit album “Venus In Overdrive” with the addition of the “Live in Rockford” DVD on February 26th 2010. Perfect companion for this release is the treasure chest of RICK SPRINGFIELD / JEFF SILVERMAN "From the Vault", a release which includes some rare and unreleased demos from Grammy-Award-Winner Rick Springfield and veteran producer, engineer, songwriter, and lead-guitar player from his first touring band, Jeff Silverman.
WORK OF ART
Swedish Melodic Rock band WORK OF ART is well underway in the recording of the highly anticipated secondo album. Almost all the songs are now recorded and the band is planning to start the mixing sessions during february for a release pencilled for late summer 2010.
MELODIC ROCK FANZINE
Frontiers Records is proud to present the new issue of MELODIC ROCK FANZINE. The 36th release of our successful magazine is available for free all over the world through record shops, mailorders and every fine dealer carrying the Frontiers Records releases.
This new issue includes reviews and interviews of Giant, Keel, The Murder Of My Sweet, Sora, Angels Of Babylon, Brian Howe, The Fire, Jon Oliva’s Pain, Orden Ogan, Heavenly, Rick Springfield / Jeff Silverman, Stage Dolls, Wig Wam, Bruce Kulick... and more!
Electronic readable version of the magazine is available on the Frontiers official site: www.frontiers.it