Friday, 1 April 2016
ACE FREHLEY has debuted a second song today from his forthcoming inspirational covers LP due out later this month. Ultimateclassicrock.com is exclusively debuting Ace's take on the Thin Lizzy classic "Emerald." Recently reunited Guns N Roses axeman SLASH is featured front and center.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer ACE FREHLEY will release Origins Vol. 1, a collection of 12 newly recorded classics from Ace’s formative years featuring some of the biggest names in rock and roll, on April 15, 2016. Most notably, KISS frontman PAUL STANLEY joins ACE on Free's hit "Fire and Water." This collaboration marks the first time that Ace and Paul appear on the same studio recording since KISS' 1998 reunion album Psycho Circus.
Ace spoke with Rolling Stone about the new record, his guest players and recording with Paul after all these years. Rolling Stone writes: Regarding his reunion with Stanley, Frehley shrugs off any residual tension between the two of them. "We've always been friends," he says. "The press seems to amplify negativity. I guess it makes good copy."
Rolling Stone debuted "White Room," a few weeks ago, the classic hit originally performed by Cream. Other guests are none other than Slash trading leads on Thin Lizzy's classic "Emerald," Lita Ford singing and playing lead on The Troggs staple "Wild Thing," Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 playing guitar alongside Ace as he sings his classic KISS composition "Parasite" for the very first time, as well as Jimi Hendrix's "Spanish Castle Magic," and Pearl Jam's Mike McCready also plays guitar with Ace as he finally sings his KISS “Alive!” mainstay "Cold Gin." "White Room" is also an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre order the LP on iTunes will receive the Cream cover song instantly.
4/1 - Ponte Vedra, FL - Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 4/2 - Clearwater, FL - Capitol Theatre 4/3 - Sunrise, FL - Markham Park - Rockfest 80's 4/5 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse 4/7 - Danville, VA - Carrington Pavilion 4/8 - Washington, DC - 930 Club 4/9 - New Hope, PA - Havana New Hope 4/11 - New York, NY - BB King's Blues Club 4/12 - New York, NY - BB King's Blues Club 4/13 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount 4/15 - Wilkes Barre, PA - The F.M. Kirby Center 4/16 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
Ace will be as active as ever on the road in 2016, having just announced 3 weeks worth of tour dates in the U.S., including two nights at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City. Ace will be joined on the road by Richie Scarlet (rhythm, guitar and vocal duties), Chris Wyse on bass and vocals (The Cult), Scott Coogan on drums (Nikki Sixx’s Brides of Destruction).
Origins Vol. 1 will be the follow up to Space Invader, released in 2014. Space Invader was Frehley's first studio album in five years, and the LP debuted at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, scoring the highest charting position of any KISS solo album ever, and marked Frehley's first return to the Top 10 since KISS' aforementioned 1998's Psycho Circus in 1998.
Space Invader, received high praise from critics. Rolling Stone wrote, "Gene Simmons has claimed Ace Frehley doesn't deserve to wear Kiss' Kabuki clown paint, but the former Spaceman's first solo LP in five years says otherwise," while Associated Press hailed, "The original Kiss lead guitarist has recorded his best solo album since his groundbreaking self-titled album in 1978." Paste Magazine also confirmed, "Space Invader is a good rock album, and it’s an even better guitar record."
1. White Room (Cream) 2. Street Fighting Man (Rolling Stones) 3. Spanish Castle Magic (Jimi Hendrix) *John 5 4. Fire and Water (Free) *Paul Stanley 5. Emerald (Thin Lizzy) *Slash 6. Bring It On Home (Led Zeppelin) 7. Wild Thing (The Troggs) *Lita Ford 8. Parasite *John 5 (KISS) 9. Magic Carpet Ride (Steppenwolf) 10. Cold Gin *Mike McCready (KISS) 11. Till The End Of The Day (Kinks) 12. Rock and Roll Hell (KISS)
OSLO - Mortiis will offer "Demons are Back," the third single from the new release The Great Deceiver, as a free download single on April 1. Go HERE to download the free single/video.
The download will also include a remix by Marc Urselli, and uncensored version of the video, screensavers, Facebook-ready headers and band photos.
With its hauntingly memorable chorus, "Demons are Back" is one of the album's most accessible tracks, while also providing an overall narrative for the album. The track's video shows a grotesquely-masked voyeur watching dystopian scenes of utter despair, sadism and eventually, suicide through an array of TV screens, as his own life ends violently.
"'Demons are Back' is that song that just comes about through tinkering and general fuckery, not even taking it too seriously, and voila! The gates are open, and all your hang ups, faults and fears are right there, writhing on the desk in front of you, staring you down," the band's namesake said. "It's almost dangerous in a way."
Mortiis has made a point of offering The Great Deceiver's singles to fans free of charge, beginning with "Doppleganger" and "The Shining Lamp of God."
"We really do appreciate the fans' support through the years, and this is an easy way for us to give back to them," said Mortiis. "Also, as a music fan and collector myself, extras and remixes are something I can appreciate."
The Great Deceiver was released earlier this month via Omnipresence. It is available in CD and highly-limited edition vinyl formats directly through the band's website at www.mortiis.com.
The band will return to the UK in April for a small warm-up tour, with full tour plans to follow.
MORTIIS 'demons are back' UK TOUR
May 23rd NEWCASTLE Cluny May 24th GLASGOW Audio May 25th MANCHESTER Ruby May 26th BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute May 27th BRIGHTON Haunt May 28th LONDON Garage May 29th BRISTOL Fleece
NAME CHANGE COINCIDES WITH LAUNCH OF SPIN-OFF SITE CELEB SECRETS COUNTRY AND YOUTUBE CHANNEL CELEBSECRETSTV
NEW YORK, NY | APRIL 1, 2016 – CelebSecrets4U, LLC founder and editor-in-chief Juliet Schroder announced today that CelebSecrets4U will be renamed and rebranded as Celeb Secrets this spring. Effective immediately, Celeb Secrets will provide new and improved content for Millennial and Generation Z consumers, including breaking news, interviews, and exclusive premieres on its website and third party digital platforms.
"I am so excited for the world to see the new Celeb Secrets," founder and editor-in-chief Juliet Schroder said. "When I launched Celeb Secrets at fifteen, my goal was to bring consumers my age together to build a community that supports Young Hollywood's finest in a unique way. While my company's mission is still the same, Celeb Secrets and its new entities will help the brand grow and reach a wider demographic."
The rebranding will also welcome a redesigned YouTube channel, CelebSecretsTV, and a country spin-off website, Celeb Secrets Country.
The YouTube channel will continue to feature interviews with today's rising talent and biggest stars. In summer 2016, CelebSecretsTV will be introducing a brand new daily news show, red carpet interviews, exclusive movie, television, sports, and music festival coverage, in-studio and on-location chats with celebrities, and weekly shows about pop culture. The channel has over 26,000 subscribers and 19,000,000 video playbacks to date.
Like Celeb Secrets, Celeb Secrets Country will provide breaking news, interviews, and exclusive premieres on its website, making it the ultimate destination for country consumers. Country video content will also be published on CelebSecretsTV. The spin-off website provides a unique opportunity for the Celeb Secrets brand to supplement its coverage on country music.
Celeb Secrets is currently based in New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA, and Miami, FL with remote staff members in the Central and Midwest regions of the United States.
For more information, please visit celebsecrets.com.
ABOUT CELEB SECRETS:
CelebSecrets.com is the ultimate destination for breaking news, interviews, and exclusive premieres on all things awards, country, lifestyle, music, movies, sports, and television. Formally known as CelebSecrets4U, the publication opens up a new world to readers by learning juicy "secrets" about their favorite stars — something no other outlet has to offer.
The brand was created in 2010 by Juliet Schroder at 15 years old. Since its inception, Celeb Secrets has conducted interviews with A-list celebrities such as One Direction, Adam Levine, Joe Jonas, Demi Lovato, Fall Out Boy, Ariana Grande, Priyanka Chopra, Jason Sudeikis, Fifth Harmony, Blake Shelton, Hunter Hayes, Shaun White, McKayala Maroney, and Mark McMorris. In addition to interviews, Celeb Secrets has reported live from various events including the CMT Music Awards, NBCUniversal's Golden Globes After Party, Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, Kids’ Choice Sports Awards, and HALO Awards, the U.S. Open’s Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, American Idol, The X Factor USA, So You Think You Can Dance, The Voice, Vans Warped Tour, CMA Music Festival, Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival, ACM Party for a Cause Festival, Budweiser Made In America, X Games Aspen, Nike SB Street League, and the Miss America Competition.
Like Schroder, all of her employees are college students. This gives Celeb Secrets the opportunity to provide top-notch content to its Millennial and Generation Z audience. Juliet will be graduating St. John's University, New York this May with a BS in Marketing.
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE – the hard rock/metal heavyweights whose spectacular global success, live and on record, has seen them fly the British flag from dizzying and wondrous heights – have signed a worldwide deal with Search and Destroy/ Spinefarm Records (UMG).
With 5 studio albums under their belt – ‘The Poison’ (2005), ‘Scream Aim Fire’ (2008), ‘Fever’ (2010), ‘Temper Temper’ (2013) and ‘Venom’ (2015) – and more than 5 million record sales worldwide to their name, this award-winning quartet (formed in Wales in 1998) have been proudly riffin’ their way around the globe since their teenage years. Inspired by heavy metal music’s great and glorious (Metallica, Slayer, Iron Maiden), BFMV are universally revered as a colossal force to be reckoned with – stadium fillers, festival headliners… a new wave of rock royalty.
Led into action by Matt Tuck (vocalist / rhythm guitar), the line-up is completed by Michael Paget (lead guitar), Michael ‘Moose’ Thomas (drums) and latest recruit, Jamie Mathias (bass).
Most recent full-length studio offering, ‘Venom’, saw the band reuniting with producer Colin Richardson to create what is widely acknowledged – with fans and critics alike – as the most potent Bullet For My Valentine statement of intent thus far…
SINCE the release of ‘The Poison’ (now certified gold), Bullet For My Valentine have notched up an impressive array of international facts ‘n’ stats: along with chart-topping success, these include Top 10 chart entries, # 1 Rock Chart positions, arena tours, key spots at the biggest festivals around the world plus a plethora of awards, including the Kerrang! ‘Best British Band’ gong, given to them 3 years in a row (2008 – 2010), as well as two Metal Hammer Golden Gods ‘Best British Band’ accolades (2006 / 2010), to name but a few.
Now, with ‘Venom’ taking things to new heights plus a year of high-profile international touring ahead, Bullet For My Valentine have joined forces with Search and Destroy/Spinefarm Records in a new global deal.
Bullet for My Valentine front person, Matt Tuck, commented…
“We’re very proud and excited to announce our signing to Search and Destroy / Spinefarm Records. It feels great to be part of a family that truly believes in the band and is ready to take us to the next level. It's been an incredible journey so far – but with the Search and Destroy / Spinefarm team behind us, it feels like we've just begun. Here's to the future."
2016 finds Bullet For My Valentine perfectly placed to become one of the biggest metal bands in history, continuing to create a body of work that will become an obligatory part of any hard rock or metal fan’s record collection forever more…
Rule Britannia! Riff at the Ready!