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Thursday, 14 April 2016

Photos: Overkill at Academy Dublin. 10 April 2016

Photos by Dani Kammler

Ace Frehley Debuts "Fire and Water" Feat. Paul Stanley

ACE FREHLEY has debuted a final song today from his forthcoming covers LP due out later this month. is exclusively debuting "Fire and Water," the first recording of Frehley and KISS frontman Paul Stanley in nearly two decades.


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, tomorrow, April 15, 2016. 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.

Origins Vol. 1 is the 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."


Last night kicked off the “Make America Hate Again” Tour, where VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE joins FILTER, ORGY, and DEATH VALLEY HIGH on a 30-date North American run. A full list of dates can be seen below.

Fresh off their headlining ‘Ritual’ tour, VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE is out in support of their new album, ‘Ritual’ which was released last month. Produced by Matt Good [From First To Last, DRUGS] and mixed by David Bendeth [Bring Me The Horizon, Paramore], ‘Ritual’ marks a new era for VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE. Outburn Magazine said, “Ritual is, by leaps and bounces, Vampires Everywhere's strongest outing yet,” while Heavy Metal described the album as, “...straightforward, catchy hard rock.”

Some standout tracks on the album include “Ghost Inside My Head,” a cover of Hozier’s breakout hit, “Take Me To Church” (featuring Alex Koehler of CHELSEA GRIN), and the new single “Perfect Lie.”

“Make America Hate Again” Tour Dates

w/ Filter, Orgy, Death Valley High

4/15- Portland, OR - Dante’s 4/16 - Vancouver, AB - Venue 4/17 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven 4/20 - Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights 4/21 - Arlington Heights, IL - Home Bar 4/22 - Cleveland, OH - Agora 4/23 - Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot 4/24 - Toronto, ON - Opera House 4/26 - Philadelphia, PA - The TLA 4/27 - Boston, MA - The Middle East 4/28 - Amityville, NY - Revolution Music Hall 4/29 - Virginia Beach, VA - Shaka’s (*) 5/1 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade Hall 5/3 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater 5/4 - Washington, DC - Howard Theater 5/5 - Knoxville, TN - The International 5/7 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theater 5/8 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In 5/10 - Houston, TX - House of Blues 5/11 - San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theater 5/12 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey 5/13 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom 5/14 - Omaha, NE - Bourbon Theatre 5/15 - Denver, CO - Herman’s Hideaway 5/17 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee 5/18 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl 5/19 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues 5/20 - Pomona, CA - The Glasshouse 5/21 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy

* indicates Filter, Vampires Everywhere, Death Valley High only