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Alter Bridge Release Lyric Video For Latest Single “Godspeed”

Written in memory of a friend of the band who passed away, “Godspeed” is an uplifting musical memorial for anyone who has lost someone.

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As a new decade gets underway and New Year’s resolutions are made and broken, Alter Bridge are back with a new single and video for the song “Godspeed.” The song has become a fast favorite amongst fans and critics alike and is currently impacting at Active Rock radio. Written in memory of a friend of the band who passed away, “Godspeed” is an uplifting musical memorial for anyone who has lost someone.

On the heels of their first career #1 on the Top Current Albums Chart in the US and guitarist Mark Tremonti being voted Guitarist of the Decade by Guitar World magazine, Alter Bridge are getting ready to kick off the first leg of their Walk The Sky Tour 2020 this month. The band will play a kickoff date in Lake Charles, LA at the Golden Nugget Casino on January 31 before jumping on board Shiprocked as co-headliner alongside Halestorm. Back on land, the band will be making stops in Nashville, TN; Indianapolis, IN; Milwaukee, Wi; and Los Angeles, CA among others before wrapping up on February 27th in Spokane, WA. This leg will be just the beginning of what is shaping up to be a robust year of tour around the globe for Alter Bridge with more shows to be announced in the future.

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Gilby Clarke Releases New Single “Rock N’ Roll Is Getting Louder”

The new track is pure rock n’ roll doused in the influences that run through his veins.

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Gilby Clarke has released his brand-new single, “Rock N’ Roll Is Getting Louder,” via Golden Robot Records. The new tune is true stormer of a track in pure Gilby fashion. It is pure rock n’ roll doused in the influences that run through his veins. It is a track that is set to become a true anthem and long-time fan favorite.

In the world of Rock, Gilby Clarke needs no introduction. From crunching legendary chords on his beloved Gibson guitar in the stadiums with Guns N’ Roses, to getting down into the Snakepit with his GNR buddy Slash, to gracing TV screens on Rockstar: Supernova or creating pure, heartfelt rock music as a solo artist – Gilby Clarke has done it all.

Clarke’s first solo album in 15 years, The Gospel Truth – previously announced to arrive before the end of 2019 – is assumed to be released this year via Golden Robot Records.

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Joe Satriani ‘Shapeshifting’ Album Details, Listen To “Nineteen Eighty”

Satriani’s new studio album is set for release on April 10, 2020 via Sony Music/Legacy Recordings.

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Joe Satriani’s new studio album, Shapeshifting, is set for release on April 10, 2020 via Sony Music/Legacy Recordings. The first single, “Nineteen Eighty,” is available today on all streaming platforms and at rock radio stations nationwide.

Pre-order packages are also available beginning today. In addition to the CD and standard black vinyl, the D2C store will offer an exclusive translucent blue colored, signed vinyl. Additional offerings will include stemless wine glasses, coffee mugs, koozies, crew socks, guitar picks and a t-shirt – all featuring Joe’s original artwork. Also available, an autographed CD via pre-order with Newbury Comics online retails store. Anyone who pre-orders via the D2C will receive early access to the upcoming US tour, to be announced shortly.

Shapeshifting was co-produced by Satriani and Jim Scott (Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) with longtime associate John Cuniberti on board handling the mastering duties. Satriani enlisted a wide range of collaborators, both old and new, to help him bring the songs to life. Legendary drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty), bassist Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction) and keyboardist Eric Caudieux were the core musicians on the new album with additional contributions coming from Lisa Coleman (The Revolution) and Christopher Guest.

The retro feeling sounds of first single, “Nineteen Eighty,” finds Satriani spiritually revisiting the time period when he was working with his first band, the Squares. The future guitar hero the world came to know less than a decade later, would have to wait. He recalls that in those early days, they “dialed back the guitar solos and histrionics to try to create a cooler new wave vibe.” Decades removed from those goals, he was free to go forward and attempt to recapture what was on his mind in 1980.

Staying true to the sounds of the time, he even used a vintage MXR EVH phaser. “I’ve always been a huge fan of Eddie Van Halen,” Satriani says. “In my mind, he just crystallized that era. The late ‘70s and early ‘80s, he kind of saved rock guitar. So that’s what I would have been doing.”

As previously announced, Satriani will embark on “The Shapeshifting Tour” beginning April 15, 2020 with a 42-date European leg that currently winds up in mid-June. Additional dates, including the U.S., to be announced soon. The 2020 touring band features celebrated drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty), bassist Bryan Beller (Aristocrats) and keyboardist Rai Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc) joining Satriani on guitar.

For two decades, the guitar virtuoso has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of the all-star “G3” guitar extravaganza. Satriani’s studio and live recordings have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide to date and of his many solo albums, two have gone platinum and four others went gold, with 15 Grammy nominations between them. His side project, Chickenfoot, featuring former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar, former bassist Michael Anthony, and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith saw their debut album certified gold and their second studio album debuted at #9.

Joe Satriani Shapeshifting

Shapeshifting track listing:

01. Shapeshifting
02. Big Distortion
03. All For Love
04. Ali Farka, Dick Dale, An Alien And Me
05. Teardrops
06. Perfect Dust
07. Nineteen Eighty
08. All My Friends Are Here
09. Spirits, Ghosts And Outlaws
10. Falling Stars
11. Waiting
12. Here The Blue River
13. Yesterday’s Yesterday

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Testament Details ‘Titans Of Creation’ Album, Listen To “Night Of The Witch”

The band’s thirteenth studio album will be released on April 3 via Nuclear Blast.

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The time has arrived for legendary bay area thrash metal giants Testament to unleash new thunder to the masses and reveal their thirteenth studio album, Titans Of Creation, which will be released on April 3 via Nuclear Blast.

Chuck Billy comments, “It has been months since the final mixing of Titans Of Creation and we are eager for fans to hear it. We feel that we put a lot into this record and at the end of the day it is a Testament record that stands on its own. We are very proud of Titans Of Creation.”

Today, the band releases the lyric video for the first single, “Night Of The Witch.”

“’Night Of The Witch’ uses old school lyrics about witches chanting in the moonlight and casting spells. The beauty of this song is that I worked Eric’s vocals into the chorus. I wanted to incorporate him as he does Dragonlord and this song was a perfect match. It is a heavy song and a great way to introduce everyone to Titans Of Creation.”

Titans Of Creation was produced by Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson while Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios handled co-producing, recording and engineering. Andy Sneap was responsible for the mixing and mastering of the album. Eliran Kantor stepped up once again to create a new masterpiece of artwork for the cover of this release.

Titans Of Creation will be available in the following formats: CD Digipak, Light Blue Cassette (Limited to 250), DLP + CD Mail-order Box Set (Limited to 1500) – Includes Earth Element Vinyl, Fire Element Edition Vinyl (Limited to 2150), Air Element Edition Vinyl,, Water Element Edition Vinyl, Blue Vinyl (Limited to 500; Retail), T-shirt, TS+ DLP bundle

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Titans Of Creation track listing:

01. Children Of The Next Level
02. WWIII
03. Dream Deceiver
04. Night Of The Witch
05. City Of Angels
06. Ishtar’s Gate
07. Symptoms
08. False Prophet
09. The Healers
10. Code Of Hammurabi
11. Curse Of Osiris
12. Catacombs

Just as the elements of this planet thrive within all living creatures, each musician in Testament represents a necessary component of this latest musical creation. Still filled with a massive and unstoppable energy since their last release, Testament has taken their style to the next level and present an album that is loyal to the roots of traditional thrash metal while still including the alluring, brilliant and progressive ingredients they are known for.

Pre-order your copy of Titans Of Creation in the format of your choice here.

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Listen To Black Swan’s New Single “Big Disaster”

Black Swan is the new band featuring bassist Jeff Pilson, vocalist Robin McAuley, guitarist Reb Beach and drummer Matt Starr.

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Black Swan, the new band featuring bassist Jeff Pilson, vocalist Robin McAuley, guitarist Reb Beach and drummer Matt Starr, will release its debut album, Shake The World, on February 14, 2020 via Frontiers Music Srl. Shake The World is a delightful romp of powerful hard rock that is not simply the sum of its parts, but a powerful rock and roll machine.

Today the band has released its second single, “Big Disaster.”

The genesis of Black Swan was sparked by a conversation between Pilson and Frontiers president and head of A&R, Serafino Perugino, who wanted a project that would not only showcase McAuley’s vocal prowess, but have a mighty musical backbone to stand skyscraper tall behind him. Thus, the initial seeds were planted and Pilson ran with it from there. Shake The World was tracked at Pilson’s home studio in Los Angeles and is a showcase of both the musical talents of the instrumental players in the band as well as McAuley’s powerful voice. The four members got Black Swan off the ground by exchanging ideas back and forth and then bringing all the songs together. The final result is something fresh, very heavy, but still intensely melodic and it’s certainly not Dokken, nor Winger, nor MSG, or some combination thereof, but its own unique animal. As an example, one of the songs was written by Pilson right after seeing the Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody. “I came home and I sat down at the grand piano and pretty much wrote exactly the chorus that we have, just coming straight from the movie. It is a bit Queen-like.”

Continues Pilson, “It’s amazing, incredible music. Wait until you hear everybody’s playing and singing. It’s beyond — way beyond.”

Adds McAuley, “This is really exciting for me to read: Black Swan announces the release of Shake The World, the first offering from the band on the Frontiers label.’ I’ve known Jeff for some thirty years and we have a history of performing together on MSG Unplugged, in addition to being great friends, musically and socially. When he asked me to do this and collaborate with Reb, I didn’t have to think too long with my response. Initially he wasn’t going to play bass on this, but Reb and myself soon changed his mind! Bringing Matt into the mix was a great decision. His powerful energy and style is unmistakable on this album. Overall, it is a very powerful blend of styles and writing. Reb is truly an amazing guitarist and songwriter. Jeff captured my vocals the way I like to sound. Probably the best vocal sound I’ve had… ever! Such a great and creative studio experience for me. This is kick-ass, powerful music on an album full of great songs. If you love strong melodies and big choruses, Black Swan won’t disappoint! It’s time… ‘SHAKE THE WORLD’!”

Beach says: “When Jeff approached me to do this, I was so excited because I loved writing Erase The Slate with him for Dokken. I also played in the band with Jeff for four years, and we worked so well together, writing and live too. He is as good as it gets when it comes to a rock musician, a great songwriter and an absolute joy to work with. I came in with riffs, Jeff arranged them into a song by adding his own parts, and then Robin wrote the lyrics, and knocked it out of the park with the vocals. I am pretty particular about singers, and Robin’s voice is so slammin’ that I wouldn’t want anyone else. Matt came in with his huge drum sound, and we had a great sounding band. Very exciting stuff!”

Black Swan Shake The World

Shake The World track listing:

01. Shake The World
02. Big Disaster
03. Johnny Came Marching
04. Immortal Souls
05. Make It There
06. She’s On To Us
07. The Rock That Rolled Away
08. Long Road To Nowhere
09. Sacred Place
10. Unless We Change
11. Divided/United

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