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CD/DVD Releases: News Bits: Jadis, Alberto Rigoni, Grave Digger...

Posted on Sunday, May 29 @ 16:16:26 UTC by admin

Here are some news items we scooped up over the last few weeks:

Vecteur K To Release New Concept Album. Unicorn Digital is proud to present the second studio album from Quebec Progressive Rock band Vecteur K. The new album, entitled Incident Au Café, will be available May 1st 2016.

The new Vecteur K concept album contains 10 songs sung in French. Vecteur K had released a first album on Unicorn Digital in 2009 entitled La Peur Du Desert.


Sabaton are in the studio recording their next album, The Last Stand, which is due out August 19. The album artwork can be seen at left (click to enlarge). [Source: Sabaton]


Grave Digger's last collection of all-new material, Return Of The Reaper, was released in July 2014 via Napalm Records. The latest album was Exhumation - The Early Years, a special 35th-anniversary album containing re-recorded versions of the band's absolute classics with a dynamic and powerful sound of 2015.

Now it’s time to release some new all-time hits! The band featuring frontman Chris Boltendahl has announced that they are entering the studio in June to begin recording their new album for an early 2017 release. More info & news coming soon!

In the meantime meet these Heavy Metal legends live on tour together in North America with their German mates in Blind Guardian.

[Source: Napalm Records]


Underground Symphony is proud to announce a deal with Bob Oliver Lee for his second full-length solo album release. Bob Saliba is an eclectic French musician, who is also member of Galderia, Stonecast, Debackliner and Ninmah. Bob has been the leading voice for a project [covering] Ark's most famous songs with John Macaluso on drums. In his solo project he is engaged in progressive rock, featuring folk and hard 'n' heavy shades. Flying Music is a masterpiece for fans of Yes, Jethro Tull and Ayreon and it will be available this summer under Underground Symphony Records in deluxe digipak edition.

Here's the full tracklist: "Everything’s Gone," "Dead Heart," "Flying Music" (Instrumental), "These Wings," "Thoughts & Regrets," "River Of The Temple" (Instrumental), "Rising," "Forbidden Ways," "Sailors From The Crying Planet," "From The Pyramid Rises The Flying," and "Spirit Of The Pharaoh" (Instrumental). [Source: Underground Symphony]


Italian bassist and composer Alberto Rigoni (solo artist, Vivaldi Metal Project, TwinSpirits, Kim Bingham), after the release of his fifth solo album Bassorama, is now working on a new metal band project and is looking for a singer.

"I'm looking for a rock/metal singer based in Italy or in Europe (e.g. Germany, Sweden, Austria) for a new metal band project. High level required (technique, English pronunciation, lyrics writing, etc.) and availability for live shows. If interested please send an email to auditions (at) albertorigoni.net. Thanks and Stay Metal!”

[Source: Alberto Rigoni]


3 classic Axel Rudi Pell albums will be re-released on vinyl through Steamhammer / SPV on June 03rd. Magic (original release 1997) contains the classics “The Clown Is Dead” and the title track and will be available the first time ever on vinyl. Oceans Of Time (original release 1998), the first album with singer Johnny Gioeli, contains the classics “Carousel” and the title track and is also available the first time ever on vinyl. And lastly, The Crest (original release 2010) contains the fan favourites “Too Late” and “Dreaming Dead” and contains one live bonus track.

All albums are limited to 1,000 units worldwide and come in a double gatefold version with 180 g black vinyl, printed inner sleeves and a CD in paper bag.

Pell and band will be out on tour in Europe this September on the "Game of Sins Tour 2016 Part 2" with opening act Lords Of Black (dates below). Pell and co also have scheduled appearances at Kavarna Rock in Bulgaria on July 2; Rock of Ages Festival in Germany on July 29; Pyraser Classic Rock Night in Germany on July 30; and at Wacken Open Air in Germany during the August 4-6th weekend.

Sep 02nd (DE) Bremen / Aladin
Sep 03rd (Nl) Weert / De Bosuil
Sep 04th (De) Bochum / Zeltfestival Ruhr
Sep 06th (De) Saarbrücken / Garage
Sep 07th (De) Hannover / Capitol
Sep 09th (De) Leipzig / Hellraiser
Sep 10th (Cz) Zlin / Masters Of Rock Cafe
Sep 11th (At) Vienna / Simm City
Sep 13th (De) Frankfurt / Batschkapp
Sep 14th (De) Ludwigsburg / Rockfabrik
Sep 16th (De) Memmingen / Kaminwerk
Sep 17th (It) Novara / Phenomenon
Sep 18th (At) Wörgl / Komma
Sep 20th (De) Nürnberg / Hirsch

[Source: SPV, Axel Rudi Pell website]


Jadis are working on a new album! To be entitled No Fear Of Looking Down, the band note it is nearing completion. "We are also going to print a limited vinyl version of the album."

[Source: Jadis website]

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