Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) April 2018 – June 2018

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW - Memories In Rock II

April

2nd
MARILLION ‘All One Tonight’ (DVD)

6th
THE AMORETTES ‘Born To Break’ Steamhammer/SPV
BLACK RAINBOWS ‘Pandaemonium’
BLACKBERRY SMOKE ‘Find A Light’ Earache Records
CALIBAN ‘Ich Blute Für Dich’ Century Media
CHICAGO ‘VI Decades Live’ (4CD/DVD) Rhino Records
DANGEROUS CURVES ‘So Dirty Right’
THE DEAD DAISIES ‘Burn It Down’ Spitfire/SPV
EELS ‘The Deconstruction’
KAMELOT ‘The Shadow Theory’ Napalm Records
MANIC STREET PREACHERS ‘Resistance Is Futile’
METALLICA ‘Rarities’ (3CD) Laser Media
RITCHIE BLACKMORE’S RAINBOW ‘Memories in Rock II’ Minstrel Hall/Soulfood
THE ROCKET DOLLS
STONEFACE (inc. members of MOTHERLODE & HOUSE OF SHAKIRA)
Thirty Seconds To Mars ‘America’ Interscope Records
THE UGLY GUYS ‘Senior Moments’ Angel Air

13th
BLACK ROSE ‘A Light in the Dark’ Sliptrick Records
BONFIRE ‘Temple Of Lies’ AFM Records
CREMATORY ‘Oblivion’ SPV/Steamhammer
THE DAMNED ‘Evil Spirits’ Search & Destroy Music
KILLER DWARFS ‘Live, No Guff’ EMP
METALLICA ‘The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisited’ (re-mastered/re-issue)
TOM PETTY ‘On The Box’ Zip City
JOHN PRINE ‘The Tree Of Forgiveness’
Derek Smalls (SPINAL TAP) ‘Smalls Change’ Twanky Records
SKINDRED ‘Big Things’ Napalm Records
UNIVERSE INFINITY ‘Rock Is Alive’ Pride & Joy

20th
BLACK STONE CHERRY ‘Family Tree’ Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group
DANNY BRYANT ‘Revelation’
BULLET ‘Dust To Gold’ SPV/Steamhammer
JAMES CHRISTIAN (HOUSE OF LORDS) ‘Craving’ Frontiers
CRYSTAL BALL ‘Crystallizer’ Massacre Records
DOKKEN ‘Return To The East Live 2016′ Frontiers
ESP 2.0 ’22 Layers Of Sunlight’
GRAND DESIGN ‘Viva La Paradise’ GMR Music
GUS G ‘Fearless’ AFM Records
ISSA ‘Run With The Pack’ Frontiers
MELVINS ‘Pinkus Abortion Technician’ Ipecac Recordings
THE MOOD GROOVE (features JK Northrup) Escape Music
A PERFECT CIRCLE ‘Eat The Elephant’ BMG
PERFECT PLAN ‘All Rise’ Frontiers
ROSS THE BOSS ‘By Blood Sworn’ AFM Records
STONELAKE ‘Thunder and Rain’ MelodicRock Records
STORMZONE ‘Lucifer’s Factory’
STRYPER ‘God Damn Evil’ Frontiers
TANGERINE DREAM ‘Quantum Gate/Quantum Key’ (2CD) KScope
TESSERACT ‘Sonder’
VOLSTER ‘Perfect Storm’ Rock Of Angels Records

25th
CAPTAIN BLACKBEARD ‘Struck By Lightning’ MelodicRock Records
STONELAKE ‘Thunder and Rain’ MelodicRock Records

27th
LEE AARON ‘Diamond Baby Blues’
AMERICAN TEARS ‘Hardcore’ Escape Music
ANTHRAX ‘Kings Among Scotland’ (DVD) Nuclear Blast
BLITZKRIEG ‘Judge Not!’ Mighty Music
CREMATORY ‘Oblivion’ SPV/Steamhammer
JOHN FOGERTY ‘Blue Moon Swamp’, ‘Centrefield’, ‘Premonition’ (re-issues)
FOREIGNER ‘Orchestral Live’ EarMUSIC
THE FOUR HORSEMEN ‘Nobody Said It Was Easy – 30th Anniversary’ (vinyl only 500 copies)
ACE FREHLEY TBA
FRONTLINE ‘State Of The Rock’ (re-issue) AOR Heaven
HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS ‘Bad Frequencies’ Pure Noise Record
HEARTWIND ‘Higher and Higher’ AOR Heaven
KOBRA AND THE LOTUS ‘Prevail II’ Napalm Records
RAIN OR SHINE ‘Seize The Night’ Lion’s Pride
RIOT V ‘Armour Of Light’ Nuclear Blast
’77 ‘Bright Gloom’ Century Media
CHRIS SQUIRE (YES) ‘Fish Out Of Water’ (re-issue) Esoteric Recordings
THE 1975 ‘Music For Cars’
TOUNDRA ‘Vortex’ Inside Out
WISHBONE ASH ‘The Vintage Years 1970-1991′ (limited edition 30CD box set)

May

4th
Angelus Apatrida ‘Cabaret de la Guillotine’ Century Media
Michael Bormann ‘Rock Hard’
GAZ COOMBES ‘World’s Strongest Man’
DIMMU BORGIR ‘Eonian’ Nuclear Blast
DRAGONFORCE ‘Re-Powered Within’ earMUSIC
GALACTIC EMPIRE ‘II’ Rise Records
IRON ANGEL ‘Hellbound’ Mighty Music
REEF ‘Revelation’ earMUSIC
SHINEDOWN ‘Attention Attention’
SNAKEBITE ‘Rise Of The Snake’
FRANK TURNER ‘Be More Kind’
WEEZER

11th
COLLECTIVE SOUL ‘Blood’
DOOMSDAY OUTLAW ‘Hard Times’
THE LORDS OF THE BLACK ‘Icons of the New Days’ Frontiers
JIZZY PEARL (LOVE/HATE) ‘All You Need Is Soul’ Frontiers
PRAYING MANTIS ‘Gravity’ Frontiers
Richie Sambora And Orianthi ‘Radio Free America’ BMG
SEVENDUST ‘All I See Is War’
VEGA ‘Only Human’ Frontiers

18th
JON ALLEN ‘Blue Flame’
AMORPHIS ‘Queen Of Time’ Nuclear Blast
ARMORED SAINT ‘Symbol Of Salvation’ (with bonus tracks) Metal Blade Records
ASH ‘Islands’
AT THE GATES ‘To Drink from the Night Itself’ Century Media Records
BAD WOLVES ‘Disobey’ Eleven Seven Music
JOE BONAMASSA ‘British Blues Explosion Live’ Mascot
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN ‘The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon’
BURN THE PRIEST ‘Legion: XX’ Nuclear Blast (punk/hardcore covers album by LAMB OF GOD)
CRYSTAL TEARS ‘Decadance Deluxe’ Pride & Joy
THE FIERCE & THE DEAD ‘The Euphoric’ Bad Elephant
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH ‘And Justice For None’
GAZPACHO ‘Soyuz’ Kscope Records
ROBIN GEORGE ‘Rogue Angels’ Angel Air
GHOST ’1983-1988′ Bone Records
DAVE GREENSLADE ‘ Cactus Choir’ Angel Air
HARTMANN ‘Hands On The Wheel’ Pride & Joy
MARILLION ‘Smoke And Mirrors’
BRUCE SPRINGSTEN ‘The Album Collection Vol. 2, 1987-1996’ (vinyl box set)

25th
Aggression ‘Feels Like Punk, Sounds Like Thrash’ Dissonance Productions
DON AIREY ‘One Of A Kind’ earMUSIC
ARENA ‘Double Vision’ Verglas
BULLETS AND OCTANE ‘Waking Up Dead’
JON BUTCHER AXIS ‘Stare At The Sun’ Escape Music
JOHN FOGERTY ‘Eye Of The Zombie’, ‘Deja Vu (All Over Again)’ (re-issues)
FRONTLINE ‘Heroes’ AOR Heaven
GRAVEYARD ‘Peace’ Nuclear Blast
HOOBASTANK ‘Push Pull’ Napalm Records
IMPERIUM ‘Beyond The Stars’ AOR Heaven
LORDI ‘Sexorcism’ AFM Records
LUNATIC SKY ‘Under The Fragmented Sky’ KScope
MASS ‘When 2 Worlds Collide’ Escape Music
MILLENIAL REIGN ‘The Great Divide’
MONUMENT ‘Hellhound’ Rock Of Angels Records
Motor City Mayhem ‘Shitfaced And Outta Luck’ Metropolis Records
OVERKILL ‘Live In Overhausen’ Nuclear Blast
ROX DIAMOND ‘Let The Music Do The Talkin’ Lions Pride Music
RYAN ROXIE (ALICE COOPER guitarist) ‘Imagine Your Reality’ Cargon Records
THE SENIOR MANAGEMENT S/t MelodicRock Records
SNOW PATROL ‘Wildness’
SPACE ELEVATOR ‘II’ SPV/Steamhammer
SPOCK’S BEARD ‘Noise Floor’ Inside Out

30th
RUST N RAGE ‘Showdown’ MelodicRock Records

June

1st
ROGER DALTREY ‘As Long As I Have You’ Polydor Records
DEF LEPPARD ‘Volume 1 ‘ (box set inc. first 4 studio albums, live tracks & rarities)
DESERT MOUNTAIN TRIBE ‘Om Parvat Mystery’
GHOST ‘Prequelle’ Spinefarm/Loma Vista
NERVOSA ‘Downfall Of Mankind’ Napalm Records
OSADA VIDA ‘Variomatic’
OWL CITY ‘Cinematic’

8th
BLACK SABBATH ‘Supersonic Years – The Seventies Singles Box Set’ (10 LP box set) BMG
ERIC CLAPTON ‘Life In 12 Bars’ (2CD/4LP/DVD) Eagle Rock
MANSUN ‘Attack Of The Grey Lattern’ (21st anniversary edition) K-Scope
REFUGE ‘Solitary Men’ Frontiers
SUNSTORM feat. Joe Lynn Turner ‘The Road To Hell’ Frontiers
TNT ‘XIII’ Frontiers
DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT ‘Eras’ (LP set of albums 2009-11) Inside Out
TREMONTI ‘A Dying Machine’ Napalm Records
TRILLIUM (featuring Amanda Somerville) ‘Tectonic’ Frontiers

15th
ARTHUR BUCK S/T New West Records (Joseph Arthur and R.E.M’s Peter Buck)
LIZZY BORDEN ‘My Midnight Things’ Metal Blade
ROBBY VALENTINE ‘The Alliance’

22nd
BIG CITY ‘Big City Life’ Rock Of Angels Records
CRYING STEEL ‘Stay Steel’ Pride & Joy Music
HAKEN ‘L-1VE’ (2CD/DVD) Inside Out
PANIC! AT THE DISCO ‘Pray For The Wicked’ Fueled By Ramen/DCD2 Records
PANTERA ‘Live at the Dynamo Open Air 1998′
THE SEA WITHIN Inside Out (Roine Stolt, Daniel Gildenlöw, Jonas Reingold, Tom Brislin & Marco Minnemann)
SOULFLY ‘Live at the Dynamo Open Air 1998′

29th
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE ‘Gravity’ Search and Destroy/Spinefarm Records
DARE ‘Out Of The Silence 2018’ (re-recorded)
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA ‘Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough’ Nuclear Blast

TBA
FIREBLAST TBA Z Records
MAD MAX TBA SPV/Steamhammer
ORANGE GOBILN ‘The Wolf Bites Back’
TESLA TBA

July

6th
DEVILDRIVER ‘Outlaws Till The End’ (country covers album) Napalm Records

20th
PAUL CARRACK ‘These Days’

TBA
JAKE E. LEE’S RED DRAGON CARTEL ‘Patina’ Frontiers
DEE SNIDER ‘For The Love Of Metal’ Napalam Records

August

10th
AIRRACE ‘Summer Rain’ Frontiers
MASSIVE WAGONS ‘Full Nelson’ Earache Records
Sinsaenum ‘Repulsion For Humanity’ earMUSIC

17th
DORO ‘Forever Warriors, Forever United’ Nuclear Blast

31st
CONAN ‘Existential Void Guardian’ Napalm Records
DALLAS TBA AOR Blvd Records
THE ELECTRIC BOYS TBA
PRIMAL FEAR ‘Apocalypse’ Frontiers
U.D.O. TBA AFM Records

September

7th
Korpiklaani ‘Kulkija’ Nuclear Blast

21st
BLACK MAJESTY ‘Children of the Abyss’
HARDCORE SUPERSTARS ‘You Can’t Kill Rock ‘N’ Roll’

TBA
BAD TOUCH TBA
URIAH HEEP ‘Living The Dream’ Frontiers

October

4th
ROCK GODDESS ‘This Time’

12th
SEVENTH WONDER ‘Tiara’ Frontiers

2018 – TBA

AIRRACE TBA Frontiers
AXE ‘The Last Offering’ Escape Music
THE BABYS ‘Timeless: Anthoology II’ (re-recorded older songs)
SEB BACH TBA
Biffy Clyro ‘MTV Unplugged’
BRIGADE TBA (features Howard Leese, Robin McAuley, James Kottak, Jason Boyleston)
CHEAP TRICK TBA
COHHED AND CAMBRIA TBE Roadrunner Records
CPR PRJOECT (features PETRA members re-recording ten Petra songs)
CREYE TBA Frontiers
DANTE FOX TBA
DEADLY CIRCUS FIRE TBA
DEATH DEALER TBA
BRUCE DICKINSON TBA
DIO’S DISCIPLES TBA
DIRTY THRILLS TBA Frontiers
DOKKEN TBA
DREAM CHILD TBA Frontiers (features CRAIG GOLDY, SIMON WRIGHT & RUDY SARZO)
EDGE OF FOREVER TBA Frontiers
ENTOMBED A.D. TBA
ENUFF ‘Z NUFF ‘Diamond Boy’
EXODUS TBA
EXTREME TBA
FAHRAN ‘Vapours’
FEAR FACTORY TBA
FISH ‘Weltschmerz’ (his final studio album)
FLEETWOOD MAC TBA
JOHN FOGERTY TBA
FOLLOW THE CIPHER TBA Nuclear Blast
LITA FORD TBA
FOREIGNER (live 40th anniversary show with LOU GRAMM & other ex-members)
GATHERING OF KINGS TBA (features members of H.E.A.T. Masterplan, Eclipse)
DAVE GILMOUR TBA
LOU GRAMM TBA
GRIM REAPER TBA
GUILD OF AGES TBA Escape Music (plus GOA and CITA earlier albums re-issued)
GYPSY ROSE TBA
HALESTORM TBA
HELLOWEEN ‘Live In Madrid’
HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES TBA
TROND HOLTER (Dracula 2) TBA Frontiers
ILLUMINATE (features IAN JONES of KARNATAKA & Agnieszka Swita)
IMMORTAL TBA Nuclear Blast
IN CONTINUUM TBA (features DAVE KERZNER ex-SOUND OF CONTACT plus guests from YES, MARILLION)
INTENSE TBA
IO EARTH ‘Solitude’
JETBOY TBA Frontiers
KILLER BEE TBA
LAST IN LINE TBA Frontiers
LAWLESS TBA
LEATHERWOLF TBA
LED ZEPPELIN (50th anniversary celebrations TBA)
LEMMY (solo album)
Letters From The Colony ‘Vignette’ Nuclear Blast
LEVERAGE TBA
LILLIAN AXE ‘From Womb To Tomb’
LIONHEART TBA
MAGIC DANCE TBA Frontiers
CLIFF MAGNESS TBA Frontiers
THE MAGPIE SALUTE TBA Provogue/Mascot
MANOWAR TBA
MARTIE PETERS GROUP TBA MelodicRock Records
TONY MARTIN ‘Book Of Shadows’
MASON HILL TBA Frontiers
PAUL McARTNEY TBA
METAL CHURCH TBA
MICHAEL THOMPSON BAND TBA Frontiers
MUSE TBA
MY DYING BRIDE TBA Nuclear Blast
NAZARETH TBA
CORMAC NEESON (THE ANSWER) ‘White Feather’
NIGHTWISH TBA Nuclear Blast
NINE INCH NAILS TBA
NORDIC UNION TBA Frontiers
ED O’BRIEN TBA (RADIOHEAD guitarist)
THE OFFSPRING TBA
OPETH TBA
OZZY OSBOURNE TBA
PEARL JAM TBA
STEVE PERRY TBA
TED POLEY TBA Frontiers
POWER WOLF TBA Napalm Records
PRONG TBA
QUEENSRYCHE TBA
RATT TBA
RAVEN TBA SPV
SCORPIONS TBA
SHADOWSPELL TBA Frontiers
SILVER TBA (MICHAEL VOSS on vocals)
SKID ROW TBA (with new vocalist ZP Theart)
SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS TBA
SNAKES IN PARADISE TBA Frontiers
SOILWORK TBA Nuclear Blast
Soleil Moon TBA Frontiers
SPIRITS OF FIRE (features TIM ‘Ripper’ OWENS & CHRIS CAFFERY) TBA Frontiers
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN TBA
STARBREAKER TBA Frontiers
STARZ TBA Frontiers
STATE COWS ‘Challenge’
STONE SOUR TBA
SUPER STROKE TBA (features members of DOKKEN and Robert Mason)
TANGO DOWN TBA
TEN (all their backlist re-issued) Frontiers
TOOL TBA
TOSELAND TBA Frontiers
TOTO (re-issues with bonus songs) Sony
TOTO ‘All In’ (complete albums box set & extras)
THE TREATMENT TBA
VOODOO SIX TBA
WARLORD TBA Frontiers
WHITESNAKE ‘Flesh And Blood’ Frontiers & Rhino/Atlantic
THE WILDHEARTS TBA
ANN WILSON (HEART) ‘Immortal’ (covers album inc. JEFF BECK)
WORK OF ART TBA Frontiers
THE YARDBIRDS TBA

2019 – TBA

DOWN N’OUTZ TBA Frontiers
DREAM THEATER TBA Inside Out
FORTUNE TBA Frontiers
KILER DWARFS TBA EMP
MEGADETH TBA
PRETTY MAIDS TBA
SABATON TBA Nuclear Blast
SACRED REICH TBA Metal Blade Records
SLIPKNOT TBA
SPREAD EAGLE TBA Frontiers
TESTAMENT TBA
TORA TORA TBA Frontiers

No set date as yet
ACID FOR BLOOD TBA (features FRANKIE BANALI & PAUL SABU)
AEROSMITH TBA
ALLIANCE TBA Escape Music
THE ALMIGHTY TBA
ASIA TBA (on hold following JOHN WETTON’s death)
STEVE AUGERI (ex-JOURNEY/TYKETTO) ‘In The Moment’ TBA
BATON ROGUE TBA Frontiers
DAVE BICKLER (ex-SURVIVOR) ‘Darklight’
BLACKWELDER (featuring vocalsit Ralf Scheepers PRIMAL FEAR/ex-GAMMA RAY)
BIFF BYFORD (SAXON) TBA
CITY OF THIEVES TBA Frontiers
CONNY BLOOM (THE ELECTRIC BOYS) TBA
BRIGHTON ROCK TBA Frontiers
BRITNY FOX TBA (with TOMMY PARIS on vocals)
BURNING RAIN TBA
GLEN BURTNICK TBA
VIVIAN CAMPBELL (DEF LEPPARD) TBA
COLD TBA Napalm Records
CREDO TBA
DAMN YANKEES TBA (third album recorded but never released to date)
DOMAIN TBA
FIFTH ANGEL TBA
FINAL FRONTIER TBA Escape Music
FIREHOUSE TBA
GUNS N ROSES TBA (possible guest appearance from Slash)
GUNZO TBA (includes Tracii Gunns & Rudy Sarzo)
HAKEN TBA Inside Out
TOBY HITCHCOCK (PRIDE OF LIONS) TBA
TONY IOMMI & TONY MARTIN TBA (possibly an EP)
MICK JAGGER TBA
KELLY KEAGY (NIGHT RANGER) TBA
NEIL KERNON TBA
KING DIAMOND TBA
KING KOBRA TBA
KING’S X TBA Inside Out
KIX TBA
LAND OF TALES S/T Frontiers
HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS TBA
MADISON PAIGE TBA Indie
MAGELLAN TBA
EDDIE MONEY ‘Shake That Thing’
ALDO NOVA TBA
JIMMY PAGE (archive material release)
POISON TBA (may happen if all the band are ‘up for it’)
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE TBA
RAMMSTEIN TBA
KANE ROBERTS TBA Frontiers (inc. ALICE COPPER & KIP WINGER)
PAUL RODGERS TBA (new songs)
DAVE LEE ROTH TBA (album already recorded featuring John 5)
MICHAEL SCHENKER & DON DOKKEN (acoustic album)
SHARK ISLAND TBA
SHAW/BLADES ‘Influence II’ (Covers album) TBA
TOMMY SHAW (STYX) TBA
THE SIGN TBA
THE STONE ROSES TBA
JOHN SYKES TBA
UNDERWORLD – featuring Kee Marcello (ex-Europe) on guitars/vocals; Steve Augeri (ex-Journey) on vocals; drummer Virgil Donati and Svante Henryson on bass/cello
VAN HALEN TBA
VELVET REVOLVER TBA (on hold until a new vocalist is found)
VOIVOD TBA
THE WINERY DOGS TBA


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Power Plays w/c 2 April 2018


TAX THE HEAT Taking The Hit (Nuclear Blast)
BLACKBERRY SMOKE Nobody Gives A Damn (Earache)
THE DEAD DAISIES Resurrected (SPV)
CATTAIL BREW Fool’s Gold (Capital City Music Factory/Cargo Records)


Featured Albums w/c 2 April (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 FRONTLINE State Of Rock + 2 (AOR Heaven)
12:00-13:00 GUS G Fearless (AFM Records)
14:00-16:00 TRACK DOGS Kansas City Out Groove (Mondegreen Records)



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