Mark Morton Plots Release Of New EP, ‘Ether’

Courtesy: Rise Records/BMG

Mark Morton has another record on the way.

Morton, who spends most of his time with metal outfit Lamb of God, is scheduled to release his new EP Ether in January through Rise Records/BMG. The EP’s release date will be announced soon. The five-track record’s lead single ‘All I Had To Lose,’ which features a guest appearance by Mark Morales (Sons of Texas) is scheduled to debut Jan. 10.

The EP’s release comes almost a year after the release of his solo debut Anasthetic, which was released March 1 through Spinefarm Records.

Morton talked about the EP’s impending release in a recent interview.

“I’m thrilled to announce the upcoming release of my new, five-song EP Ether on Rise Records!,” he said.  “Once again I’ve had the great pleasure of working with some amazingly talented artists and friends to assemble this collection of tunes, all of which feature a strong acoustic guitar component.  Inspired by the acoustic sets I had the opportunity to perform last spring and summer in support of Anasthetic, I began writing some new songs to reflect that more mellow vibe.  I’m stoked with the results and I can’t wait for everyone to hear what we’ve been putting together.  I’ll be debuting these tunes on my upcoming U.K. acoustic tour, so you can hear them live before they’re released anywhere else!”

Morton also discussed working with Morales and the EP’s other guests — Lizzy Hale, John Carbone and Howard Jones — on the EP.

“I continue to be honored to have the chance to work with so many incredibly talented people and I remain beyond grateful to the fans that have come alongwith me and supported these projects.  Thanks so much, everyone!”

Ether‘s track listing is noted below.  The record was produced by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Soulfly, Gojira).

Ether tracklisting:
1. All I Had To Lose (featuring Mark Morales)
2. The Fight (featuring John Carbone)
3. She Talks To Angels (featuring Lzzy Hale)
4. Love My Enemy (featuring Howard Jones)
5. Black (featuring Mark Morales)

The U.K. dates that Morton mentioned are listed below.

MARK MORTON UK tour dates:
1/8 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
1/9 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
1/10 – Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse
1/11 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy 2
1/12 – London, UK @ Camden Underworld

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BMG Announces Release Date, Specs For New Motorhead Vinyl Box Set

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Forget candy, Motorhead fans will get a very special early Halloween treat this October.

BMG will launch a new series of Motorhead re-issues October 25 with a new 1979 box set.  The deluxe box set will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of the band’s 1979 albums Overkill and BomberBoth records were originally in 1979, with Overkill coming first in March and Bomber coming months later in October.

It will feature 180-gram vinyl re-issues of each record.  It will also feature two previously unreleased live Motorhead recordings captured during Motorhead’s 1979 tours as well as a series of previously unreleased b-sides, rarities and ‘No Class’ 7-inch single.  This is just the tip of the iceberg for the collection.  Its full content listing is noted below.

The “1979” Box-Set contains:
*Both the original Overkill and Bomber albums half-speed mastered and pressed on 180 gram vinyl created from the original master tapes
*Two double-live albums of previously unheard concert material from the ’79 tours
*A 40-page period-accurate “music magazine” featuring unseen photos and fresh interviews regarding the era
* The Rest of ’79 Vinyl, featuring B-sides, outtakes and rare tracks
* No Class 7″ single with gatefold art
* The Bomber tour program
* Overkill sheet music book
* ’79 badge set
* All encased in black biker jacket box

The full track listing for the box set is noted below.

Side One
Stay Clean
(I Won’t) Pay Your Price
I’ll Be Your Sister
Side Two
No Class
Damage Case
Tear Ya Down
Limb From Limb
Side One
Dead Men Tell No Tales
Sweet Revenge
Side Two
Stone Dead Forever
All The Aces
Step Down
Talking Head
Good N’Loud
Live At Friars, Aylesbury – 31st March 1979
Live At la Rotunde, Le Mans – 3rd Nov 1979
Side One
Stay Clean
Keep Us On The Road
No Class
Leaving Here
Side Two
Iron Horse / Born To Lose
The Watcher
Damage Case
Side Three
(I Won’t) Pay Your Price
Too Late, Too Late
I’ll Be Your Sister
Side Four
I’m Your Witchdoctor
Train Kept A-Rollin’
Limb From Limb
White Line Fever
Side One
Stay Clean
No Class
Side Two
All The Aces
Dead Men Tell No Tales
I’ll Be Your Sister
Too Late, Too Late
Side Three
(I Won’t) Pay Your Price
Train Kept A-Rollin’
Side Four
Limb From Limb
White Line Fever
The Rest Of ’79
No Class 7″
Side One
Too Late, Too Late (Overkill 7″ B-Side)
Like A Nightmare (Alternative version of No Class B-Side)
Over The Top (Bomber 7″ B-Side)
Stone Dead Forever (Alternative Version)
Sharpshooter (Alternative Version)
Side Two
Bomber (Alternative Version)
Step Down (Alternative Version)
Fun On The Farm (Bomber Outtake)
Treat Me Nice (Bomber Outtake)
You Ain’t Gonna Live Forever (Bomber Outtake)
Side One
No Class
Side Two
Like A Nightmare


Pre-orders for 1979 are open now.  Audiences can watch the video for ‘Bomber (Live in 1979)‘ now here.  Audiences can also check out the official ‘Bomber‘ and ‘Overkill‘ videos.  In addition, ‘Bomber (Live at LeMans)’ is streaming now at Spotify.

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Devildriver Announces Album Re-Issue Dates, Specs

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Devildriver is re-issuing a handful of its records this fall.

The veteran metal outfit announced recently that its first five albums will be re-issued September 28 via BMG.  The albums — Devildriver (2003), The Fury of Our Maker’s Hand (2005), The Last Kind Words (2007), Pray For Villains (2009) and Beast (2011) — will initially be released on Gatefold digipack CD.  Vinyl LP pressings will be released October 16.

The upcoming re-issues also mark the first time that each album, with the exception of Beast that each of the albums will have been available on LP.  The vinyl pressings will be available in a limited quantity of 1500 copies in the U.S.

The albums were remastered by Andy Pearce (Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Anthrax, Kreator) and will also include expanded liner notes.  Three of the re-issues — The Fury of our Maker’s HandPray For Villains and Beast — will each include bonus tracks.

More information on the upcoming re-issues is noted below.

DEVILDRIVER – Gatefold digipak CD, Vinyl LP (White, Orange & Gold splatter)
1)      Nothing’s Wrong
2)      I Could Care Less
3)      Die (And Die Now)
4)      I Dreamed I Died
5)      Cry For Me Sky (Eulogy of The Scorned)
6)      The Mountain
7)      Knee Deep
8)      What Does It Take (To Be A Man)
9)      Swinging The Dead
10)  Revelation Machine
11)  Meet The Wretched
12)  Devil’s Son
THE FURY OF OUR MAKER’S HAND – Gatefold digipak CD, Gatefold vinyl LP (Blue & Orange splatter)
1)      The End Of The Line
2)      Driving Down The Darkness
3)      Grinfucked
4)      Hold Back The Day
5)      Sin & Sacrifice
6)      Ripped Apart
7)      Pale Horse Apocalypse
8)      Just Run
9)      Impending Disaster
10)  Bear Witness Unto
11)  Before The Hangman’s Noose
12)  The Fury Of Our Maker’s Hand
CD Bonus Tracks
       13) Unlucky 13
       14) Guilty As Sin
       15) Digging Up The Corpses
       16) I Could Care Less (Live)
       17) Hold Back The Day (Live
       18) Ripped Apart (Live)
THE LAST KIND WORDS – Gatefold digipak CD, Vinyl LP (Yellow, beige & green half/half splatter)
1)      Not All Who Wander Are Lost
2)      Clouds Over California
3)      Bound By The Moon
4)      Horn of Betrayal
5)      These Fighting Words
6)      Head On To Heartache (Let Them Rot)
7)      Burning Sermon
8)      Monsters of the Deep
9)      Tirades Of Truth
10)  When Summoned
11)  The Axe Shall Fall
PRAY FOR VILLAINS – Gatefold digipak CD, Gatefold vinyl LP (White, red & black splatter)
1)      Pray For Villains
2)      Pure Sincerity
3)      Fate Stepped In
4)      Back With A Vengeance
5)      I’ve Been Sober
6)      Resurrection Blvd
7)      Forgiveness Is A Six Gun
8)      Waiting For November
9)      It’s In The Cards
10)  Another Night In London
11)  Bitter Pill
12)  Teach Me To Whisper
13)  I See Belief
CD Bonus Tracks;
       14) Self-Affliction
     15) Dust Be The Destiny
     16) Damning The Heavens
     17) Wasted Years
BEAST – Gatefold CD Digipak, Gatefold vinyl LP (green & purple swirl)
1)      Dead To Rights
2)      Bring The Fight
3)      Hardened
4)      Shitlist
5)      Talons Out
6)      You Make Me Sick
7)      Coldblooded
8)      Blur
9)      The Blame Game
10)  Crowns of Creation
11)  Before The Hangman’s Noose
12)  Lend Myself To The Night
CD Bonus Tracks
       13) Lost
       14) Fortune Favours The Brave
       15) Grinfucked (Live)

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Palmer, BMG Partner For New ELP Legacy Live Recording

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Emerson Lake & Palmer drummer Carl Palmer will release a new live recording next month.

ELP Legacy Live is currently scheduled to be released June 29 via BMG.  Scheduled to be released on a 2CD/DVD combo pack, the recording presents performances from New York and Miami.

The CD platform presents a performance by Palmer’s ELP Legacy project originally recorded November 25, 2015 at Tralf Music Hall in New York.  It includes performances of ‘Tarkus,’ ‘Knife-Edge,’ ’21st Century Schizoid Man’ and many others.

The DVD presentation features a performance by the band originally recorded June 24, 2016 in at the Olympia Theater in Miami, Florida.  A tribute to late ELP member Keith Emerson, it includes appearances by special guests: Steve Hackett (Genesis), Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) and David Frangioni.  The show’s set list includes performances of ‘Jerusalem,’ ‘Barbarian,’ ‘Karn Evil 9’ and many others.

The full track listing for each platform is noted below.


Rondeau Des Indes Galantes / Ride Of The Valkyries
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Mars, The God Of War / 21st Century Schizoid Man
Tarkus (Full Version)
Trilogy (Short Version)
CD running time: 48 mins. CD album previously unavailable digitally


1.    Introduction
2.    Peter Gunn
3.    Karn Evil 9 (Welcome Back My Friends)
4.    The Barbarian
5.    Bitches Crystal
6.    Jerusalem
7.    Romeo & Juliet
8.    21st Century Schizoid Man
9.    Clair De Lune
10.    Knife-Edge
11.    Hoedown
12.    Take A Pebble
13.    Carmina Burana
14.    Pictures At An Exhibition
15.    Fanfare For The Common Man / Drum Solo
16.    Nutrocker

Bonus footage:
17.    Behind The Scenes At The Tribute For Keith Emerson

DVD running time: 2hrs 4 mins

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BMG To Release New Gary Moore Compilation Next Month

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Blues legend Gary Moore is getting a new retrospective collection.

BMG will pay tribute to the late, great guitarist Dec. 1 with a new collection titled Blues and Beyond.  The compilation will be released on separate 2CD, 4 LP and deluxe 4 CD platforms. The compilation’s complete track listing is noted below

Blues and Beyond track listing:
1. Enough Of The Blues
2. Tell Me Woman
3. Stormy Monday
4. That’s Why I Play The Blues
5. Power Of The Blues
6. Ball And Chain
7. Looking Back
8. Surrender
9. Cold Black Night
10. There’s A Hole
11. Getaway Blues
12. We Want Love
13. Memory Pain
14. The Prophet

1. You Upset Me Baby
2. Bring My Baby Back
3. I Can’t Quit You Baby
4. World Of Confusion
5. Picture Of The Moon
6. Can’t Find My Baby
7. Drowning In Tears
8. Evil
9. My Baby (She’s So Good To Me)
10. Ain’t Got You
11. Just Can’t Let You Go
12. How Many Lies
13. Torn Inside
14. Parisienne Walkways (Live)

CD3 (box set only)
Blues And Beyond Live: (previously unreleased)
1. Walking By Myself
2. Oh Pretty Woman
3. Need Your Love So Bad
4. Since I Met You Baby
5. Surrender
6. Cold Black Night
7. All Your Love
8. Still Got The Blues

CD4 (box set only)
Blues And Beyond Live: (previously unreleased)
1. Too Tired
2. The Sky Is Crying
3. Further On Up The Road
4. Fire
5. The Blues Is Alright
6. Enough Of The Blues (Alternative)
7. The Prophet

The exclusive 4CD set will include two discs of live material and previously unreleased studio material as well as the new book I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow, written by author Harry Shapiro, and reproductions of rare Gary Moore memorabilia including concert ticket, album lunch event invite, VIP wrist band and AAA pass.

Shapiro spent three years writing I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow after being granted exclusive access to Moore’s family, friends and fellow musicians.  The story, which spans Moore’s five-decade-long career, features the highs and lows of Moore’s career, to which Shapiro said he did that intentionally so as to tell the whole story of Moore’s career.

“I would never have written a simpering hagiography,” Shapiro said.  “Hopefully this account will come across as honest as the man himself.”

Among the highs discussed in the new bio are the release of Moore’s 1979 breakthrough single ‘Parisienne Walkways,’ which became the song that really brought him to fame and the release of his most commercially successful album to date, 1990’s Still Got The Blues.  That album went on to sell 3 million copies worldwide.

The lows include his battles with his own demons throughout his career.  It all leads up to his untimely passing in 2011 and the outpouring of grief and admiration for the musical legend.

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Saxon Announces New Retrospective, Live Recording; Joining Judas Priest Live

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Saxon will release an extensive new hits collection this fall.

BMG will release the band’s new anthology Decade of the Eagle on Friday, Dec. 1.  The compilation will feature 34 tracks taken from the band’s first nine albums and liner notes from front man Biff Byford outlining that period of the band’s career.  It will also feature rare and classic pictures of the band from that period.

Byford said of the albums represented in this latest compilation that they represented a key moment in the band’s life, adding they are still as important today as they were in their original release.

“These are the albums from a time in the eighties that moved a generation of rock fans from around the world, when British rock was once again at the front,” Byford said.  “Great times – never to be forgotten and still reverberating to this day.”

Along with its standard CD  and LP release, Decade of the Eagle will also be released on a deluxe limited edition 4 LP and deluxe 2 CD platform.  Pre-orders are open now here.  The compilation’s full track listing is noted below.

1 Stallions Of The Highway
2  Big Teaser
3  Backs To The Wall
4  Militia Guard
5  Wheels Of Steel
6  747 (Strangers In The Night)
7  Suzie Hold On
8  Motorcycle Man (live)
9  Strong Arm Of The Law
10  Heavy Metal Thunder
11  20,000ft (live)
12  Dallas 1PM
13  And The Bands Played On
14  Never Surrender
15  Denim And Leather
16  Fire In the Sky (live)
17  Princess Of The Night
18  Power & The Glory
19  This Town Rocks
20  The Eagle Has Landed
21  Midas Touch
22  Sailing To America
23  Crusader
24  Devil Rides Out
25  Back On The Streets
26  Rockin’ Again
27  Rock N’ Roll Gypsy
28  Broken Heroes
29  Waiting For The Night
30  Rock The Nations
31  Northern Lady
32  Battle Cry
33  Ride Like The Wind
34 Red Alert
1LP & 1CD Tracklist:
1 Backs To The Wall
2 Wheels Of Steel
3 747 (Strangers In The Night)
4 Strong Arm Of The Law
5 Denim And Leather
6 Power And The Glory
7 Sailing To America
8 Rock N’Roll Gypsy
9 Waiting For The Night
10 Ride Like The Wind

Courtesy: Saxon

Along with the new retrospective, the band will also soon release its latest live recording 10 Years of Denim and Leather on CD/DVD combo pack. Pre-orders for that recording are also open now.  The band’s most recent live recording Let Me Feel Your Power was released Oct. 28, 2016.

Courtesy: Judas Priest

The band will give audiences the chance to experience its live show in person next spring when it hits the road for the Firepower 2018 tour, headlined by Judas Priest. The tour, which will be in support of the band’s forthcoming album Firepower, launches March 13 in Wilkes-Barr, PA.  Black Star Riders will serve as support alongside Saxon.

The tour’s current schedule is noted below.

Confirmed tour dates:
3/13/2018 Wilkes Barre, PA  Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
3/15/2018 Youngstown, OH  Covelli Centre
3/17/2018 Uniondale, NY  Nassau Coliseum
3/18/2018 Washington, DC  The Anthem
3/20/2018 Newark, NJ  Prudential Center
3/22/2018 Uncasville, CT  Mohegan Sun Arena
3/25/2018 Ottawa, ON  The Arena at TD Place
3/27/2018 London, ON  Budweiser Gardens
3/28/0208 Oshawa, ON  Tribute Communities Centre
3/30/2018 Orillia, ON  Casino Rama
3/31/2018 Detroit, MI  Detroit Masonic Temple
  4/3/2018 Milwaukee, WI  Riverside Theater
  4/5/2018 Green Bay, WI  Resch Center
  4/8/2018 Bloomington, IL  Grossinger Motors Arena
4/10/2018 Casper, WY  Casper Events Center
4/11/2018 Loveland, CO  Budweiser Events Center
4/15/2018 Kent, WA  ShoWare Center
4/17/2018 Portland, OR  Veterans Memorial Coliseum
4/19/2018 San Francisco  The Warfield
4/22/2018 Los Angeles, CA  Microsoft Theater
4/24/2018 Phoenix, AZ  Comerica Theatre
4/26/2018 Tulsa, OK  BOK Center
4/28/2018 Dallas, TX  The Bomb Factory
4/29/2018 Sugarland, TX  Smart Financial Centre
  5/1/2018 San Antonio, TX  Freeman Coliseum

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