For more infos about these new releases, you can check our Catalogue, Jukebox and E-store sections.
MOTÖRHEAD | RARE 7’’ TO RE-RELEASE!!!
We are really excited to announce that we signed a deal with Greek label FM Records, which released the rare 7” single of Motörhead ”Live In Athens” back in 1988, along with ”No Sleep At All” album in Greece. We got the rights and we will re-release it. FM Records staff recorded back in March of 1988, when Motörhead played for first time ever in Greece, 2 tracks of their Athenean shows in Sporting stadium: ”Acropolis” and ”Orgasmatron”.
Acropolis is ”Metropolis” track, just Lemmy used to sang it ”Acropolis” every time they played in Greece, as a tribute to our country and their Greek fans. Just for your info, Lemmy loved the idea to be released this 7” back in ’88 and he was one of the persons who moved things to be released. After many years of negotiations with FM, we are proud to re-release it soon, with our respect and love to Motörhead.
Besides this amazing release, we got also the rights from same label and we will re-release the very rare compilation ”Greece Attacks”, plus the albums of many well known Greek rock bands like Magic De Spell, Flowers Of Romance, Echo Tattoo, Blackmail, Bella Union, Motivo 4, Ypogia Revmata (Υπ?γεια Ρε?ματα), Lefki Simfonia (Λευκ? Συμφων?α), En Lefko (Εν Λευκ?), Enthelechia (Ενδελ?χεια), George Demetriades & Mikroi Iroes (Γι?ργος Δημητρι?δης & Μικρο? ?ρωες), and some more! While our next updates we will provide more infos about all these releases!
DEVISER | STUDIO REPORT
On December 5:th, the Greek black metal legends DEVISER entered the studio Sound Abuse Productions to start the recording of their next album! The whole recordings/production/mixes/mastering of their untitled yet, 5:th studio album, are supervised by studio's owner Psychon Nyne (Septicflesh session/live guitarist).
Next summer we will release a limited 7" single with 2 of their new tracks, followed by the whole album a few months later.
During the spring of 2017 we will re-release the sold out compilation "Thy Blackest Love-The Early Years", in digipack format, including 4 old bonus tracks, unreleased and remastered (again at Sound Abuse studios).
More news will follow soon.
OVERTURES | TOURING ITALY WITH SAXON
Overtures have been chosen as openers for Saxon in their Italian shows next Tuesday and Wednesday at Zona Roveri Music Factory in Bologna and LIVE MUSIC CLUB in Trezzo sull'Adda... BE THERE!
ALKHIMYA | NEW SIGNING!
Sleaszy Rider signed a deal with French death metallers ALKHIMYA and we will release their debut album during the next year.
Alkhimya adopts a style close to the death metal allying powerful riffs of guitar and very intense battery rhythm combined with sophisticated musicales parts. The whole is covered with a guttural singing, dynamic but also melodious.
More infos about the release date, title etc of these young metallers we will announce soon.
SANDNESS | RELEASE PARTY + FESTIVAL
Italian hard rockers SANDNESS will celebrate the release of their second album ”Higher & Higher” with a gig/release party on 17 December 2016 at Old Saloon club in Pederova, Italy. The band is also confirmed for the next, winter edition of Isola Rock festival, in 4 February 2017, together with bands like Anticlockwise, Animae Silentes and Eternal Idol.
DANTALION | RELEASE PARTY
Spanish doom masters DANTALION will celebrate the release of their sixth album “…And All Will Be Ashes” with a gig/release party where they will showcase their new tracks, on Saturday, 7 January 2017 at Transylvania Pub in Vigo, Spain.
HESPERIA | 4th STUDIO REPORT!
This is the 4th studio report (the last one) before the release of the 6th album byHESPERIA titled CAESAR [ROMA vol. I], expected for the 10 February 2017 (released by Sleaszy Rider Records.
CAESAR will be a rock-metal opera with cinematic atmospheres, and a concept about Julius Caesar (following the chronological order).
The mastering of the album was finished in August at the DPF studio. “FORART fe” was the executive producer. This studio report is a brief technical track-by-track description.
1 - IVLIA GENS (incipit) / SVPREMVS DVX:
2 - TRIVMVRATVM:
3 - DE BELLO GALLICO
4 - BRITANNIA CAPTA ERIT/ALEA IACTA EST
5 - ROMA:
6 - AEGYPTUS (Tema di Cleopatra)
7 - CAESAR (Tema di Cesare)
8 - ROMANA CONSPIRATIO (Tema di Bruto)
9 - DIVINI PRAESAGII (Romanorvm Deorvm)
10 - Le Idi di Marzo (The Ides of March; Iron Maiden Cover)
11 - IVLIVS CAESAR (DIVVS et MYTHVS)
8 November, 2016
SLEASZY RIDER | NEW RELEASE!
Today, Tuesday 8 November 2016 is the release-date of another new title:
For more infos about this new release, you can check our Catalogue, Jukebox and E-store sections.
ALMAH | VINYL RELEASES!
We are proud to announce that we will release on vinyls soon, all albums of Brazilian power metallers ALMAH, the band of Edu Falaschi, ex-singer of Angra! Starting from their brand new masterpiece "E.V.O" and following with their back-catalogue ("Unfold", "Almah By Edu Falaschi", "Motion" and "Fragile Equality"), all vinyls will be in limited edition of 500 copies and will come in great quality!
More infos, release-dates etc. will be announced soon.
ASTARTE | NEW SIGNING!
We are proud to announce that ASTARTE's last opus, "Blackdemonium" album will be released through our label and will spread the last songs of TRISTESSA worldwide. Expect something more extreme, raw and black. The mix and mastering of "Blackdemonium" will take place at Steve Lado studio and the cover of the album is designed by Andrej Bartulovi?j (All Things Rotten design).
A 7'' vinyl will be released prior to the "Blackdemonium" album. The cover is created by Virginia Kakava (Art Of Sin Design). More infos for these 2 new releases will be announced soon.
Later on, we will re-release the Astarte’s back-catalogue with bonus material, plus separately "Dancing In The Dark Lakes Of Evil", their first demo under the name of LLOTH (never released officially on CD or LP).
All these with respect in memory of Queen of Black Metal - Maria "Tristessa" Kolokouri.
ARIADNA PROJECT | NEW SIGNING
We are proud to announce that we signed a deal with one of the finest melodic metal bands worldwide: ARIADNA PROJECT from Argentina!
"Novus Mundus" will be released worldwide (excluding Spain, Argentina and Japan) in the few next months.
The band commented the following:
LEATHERMASK | NEW SIGNING
We are glad to announce that we signed a deal with another young and hopeful Italian metal band: LEATHERMASK! These fine artists coming from the rock city of Trento and they play an enthusiastic heavy/thrash form of metal.
Their debut album "Lithic" is ready and we will be release it in the few next months.
For your info: their bassist is Federico Fontanari, bass player also of another great band of our roster: BULLET-PROOF!
PERPETUAL FIRE | NEW SIGNING
We are glad to announce that we signed a deal with Italian power metallers PERPETUAL FIRE and we will release soon their 3:rd, untitled yet, album. Lead by guitarist Steve Volta (Pandaemonium, Pino Scotto, etc) the band is playing a power metal hybrid influenced by neoclassical and melodic metal, a la Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force, Symphony X, Stratovarius and Angra, and will satisfied all metal fans for sure! More infos, release date, etc. will be announced soon.
SCARVED | ALBUM TITLE AND COVER REVEALED!
Belgian female fronted hard rockers SCARVED finished the recordings for the release of their second album. The band revealed some important infos, like the cover you can see below and the title: "Lodestone".
The album will be released on CD and LP format. More infors about the correct release date etc. will be announced soon.
MY REGIME | VINYL RELEASE
We are proud to announce that we will soon release a limited vinyl edition of "Dogmas", the debut album of Swedish MY REGIME, feat. vocalist SPICE (Kayser, Band Of Spice, ex-Spiritual Beggars etc) and members and ex-members of bands like The Mushroom River Band, The Defaced, Kayser, etc.
THEATRES DES VAMPIRES | VINYL RELEASE
Sleaszy Rider is proud to announce that we will soon release a limited vinyl edition of "Candyland", the 10th full length album of Italian gothic metallers THEATRES DES VAMPIRES. Release date and more infos will be announced soon.
RED FRACTION | LINE-UP CHANGES
Italian alternative metallers RED FRACTION have some line up-changes and they announced them with the following statement:
"We have an announcement today, and it's with this new photo that we officially welcome into the band Giulio Murgia at the drums and Michele Masoero at the bass! We'll be waiting for you at Officine Sonore the 18th November to promote our album Birth! We would like to thank with friendship and affection Gabriele Pepe and Nicolò Gado for sharing with us this important path, that now brings us to take different roads for personal choices and with a common agreement, and we also wish them the best!"
Their debut album "Birth" is available in our e-store to a really fair price!
30 September, 2016
SLEASZY RIDER | NEW RELEASE TODAY!
Today, Friday 30 September 2016 is the release date of a new title: the re-release of "Deep Blue Firmament", the new, 25th album of Italian neoclassical/dark-ambient/neofolk/ethereal/post-rockers ATARAXIA.
More infos about this cd (it comes in 2 editions, standard jewelcase and limited digipack+bonus track) you can find in Catalogue and Jukebox sections of our our website and of course you can buy it directly from our e-store!
BULLET-PROOF | LIVE CLIP
Check out Bullet-Proof performing "De-Generation" live.
16 September, 2016
SLEASZY RIDER | NEW RELEASES!
Today, Friday 16 September 2016 is the release-date of many new titles:
Plus we release today 3 of our latest albums on LP vinyl format: the "Orphans Of Chaos" of SHATTER MESSIAH, the "By Nature So Perverse" of LIQUID GRAVEYARD and the "Unspeakable Cults" of DEVISER.
For all these releases, limited edition LPs, bundles, etc., you can check our Catalogue, Jukebox and E-store sections.
HOLOCAUST | FESTIVAL APPEARANCE
The legendary British metallers HOLOCAUST will play at Heavy Metal Night 9 Festival in Martinsicuro, Abruzzo, Italy on Saturday, 17 September 2016, with bands like Vardis, Fist, Danger Zone etc. On the festival area you will find also a label’s merchandise booth, with Holocaust’s and other label’s bands cds, LPs, t-shirts and rest merch. Be there!
AZRAEL’S BANE | NEW SIGNING
We at Sleaszy Rider Records are fans of and support a multitude of different styles of worldwide hard rock and heavy metal music, of which melodic heavy/power metal is one of the musical genres that we really enjoy listening to.
Azrael's Bane has got to be one of the top U.S. melodic metal bands that we have ever heard and are really proud to announce that we have signed the band to a multiple album deal.
In December 2016, we will officially release "Modern Day Babylon" (Baniac Pak), a two cd package featuring newly re-mastered versions of their debut album "Wings of Innocence" (2003) and the hard to find 2nd album "Modern Day Babylon" (2007) along with two bonus tracks from Ozzy Osbourne - "Diary of a Madman" and Savatage - "Edge of Thorns".
If you are fan of bands like Queensryche, Savatage, Fates Warning and Dokken, you will love Azrael's Bane as they continue to be one of the best kept metal secrets from the USA!
Band's singer Trey Gadler shared the following comments:
BLIND JUSTICE | NEW SIGNING!
Sleaszy Rider proudly announced that we signed a deal with one of the best hidden jewels of Greek scene, the legendary heavy/power metallers BLIND JUSTICE! The band was formed in the late ‘80s and they released 3 demos, which received amazing reviews at that time. Band’s leader Mike G. formed later Nightfall and then Snowblind and Blind Justice were on hold for almost 2 decades. After requests of many fans, Mike G. reformed Blind Justice with new line-up (featuring members of Spitfire, Snowblind, Power Crue, etc). The band re-recorded a mix of older tracks from all their demos, plus 2 covers versions (of Vaal and Manowar) which will be included in their debut album "In The Name Of Justice", (like their first demo), that will be released on December 2016.
Mike G., leader and guitarist of the group stated the following:
DANTALION | REVEALED COVER
Spanish doom masters DANTALION are in the final stage before finishing their upcoming masterpiece!
The recordings are finished and the band is now in the mix/mastering procession. Expect a huge album, with a bombastic production, full of aggressive riffs and mesmerizing atmospheres!
The front cover is also ready and it’s a classic doom, wonderful image.
"…And All Will Be Ashes" will be released in December 2016.
KALEDON | STUDIO REPORT
Italian power metallers KALEDON are in the studio, where they record their next, ninth studio album. It will be released in March 2017.
The band wants to share the following infos with you:
"Kaledon are now in the middle of the recording sessions of their brand new album that, will be released in march 2017 via Sleaszy Rider Records! At the moment the drum parts are completed and, the drummer Manuele di Ascenzo is very proud of his work. In the mean time the guys are working on the guitars.We remember you that this is the third album of the new Kaledon’s way to tell the "Legend Of The Forgotten Reign Saga". This time the entire album will be based on the evil king Carnagus.Expect very strong sounds and completely different respect the classic Kaledon’s style".
REGARDLESS OF ME | LINE-UP CHANGES
Italian dark rockers REGARDLESS OF ME has recently some important line-up changes, and they have now a new rhythm section.
The band stated the following:
19 August, 2016
SLEASZY RIDER | NEW RELEASE TODAY!
Today, Friday 19 August 2016 is the release date of a new title: the re-release of "Hear Me Out", the debut album of British doom/death/gothic metallers EVEN VAST.
More infos about this cd you can find in Catalogue and Jukebox sections of our our website and of course you can buy it directly from our e-store!
WRITTEN IN TORMENT | NEW SIGNING!
Sleaszy Rider signed a deal with British black metallers WRITTEN IN TORMENT! This is an one man band hailing from Harrogate (North Yorkshire, England) and play an astonishing style of black metal, mixed with many extreme metal sounds, for fans of Emperor, Bal–Sagoth, Taake, Dissection.
Written in Torment have previously released 2 ep's and one full length album, soon Sleaszy Rider will unleash the second album "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" on CD and LP.
Leviathan, the man behind Written In Torment stated the following comments:
"Written in Torment is proud to announce signing with the mighty Sleaszy Rider Records for the release of the second full length album "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum". With this new deal I look forward to further pushing the boundaries of my songwriting ability and refining the Written in Torment sound to its full potential. Announcements regarding the second album will follow shortly, expect grim things to come!"
Leviathan Aus WIT
SANDNESS | RE-SIGNED WITH SR!
After a great co-operation since 2013 with Italians glam/sleaze hard rockers SANDNESS, we re-signed with the band and we will release soon their second album "Higher And Higher", an album that is their next step after their successful debut "Like An Addiction". We will announce soon the release date of "Higher And Higher", that will be released on CD and LP format.
NUKEM | REVEAL COVER AND MORE!
American thrashers NUKEM are in the final preparations of their debut album "The Unholy Trinity". The band revealed the cover and the track-list of the album and many more news/infos, you can read below.
"We wanted to sound like a band, not a bunch of Frankenstein parts quantized by a computer. We wanted to do it the way our idols did it." – Steve Brogden, Vocalist/guitarist.
From the opening track "WarWolf", the debut full length from San Diego’s NUKEM’ "The Unholy Trinity" executes this mission and moves far beyond the individual players to a focused unit.
Brogden’s partners in crime are drummer Norm Leggio (Psychotic Waltz) and bassist Don Lauder who form a rhythm section of military precision.
From the opener "WarWolf" to the closing notes of "Nukem All", the disc bleeds with the vitality of early thrash taken a step further.
While cuts like "Lethal Injection" echo more obscure bands like Exciter while introducing elements that progress the genre’s potential to a higher level of intensity.
"The Unholy Trinity" does not just declare a new era of thrash, it honors its history and brings aforementioned idols into the fold. Jimmy Durkin (Dark Angel) guest solos on opener "WarWolf", Laura Christine (Warface, Zimmer’s Hole) leaves her mark on on "The Deceiver" and "Nukem All" while Reese Scruggs (Havok) and Craig Locicero (Forbidden, Dress The Dead) trade solos on "The Atomic Age".
The audacity of covering a Sabbath song, much less a deep cut Dio gem, is offset by the confident bordering on cocky execution of the song. Even the King himself gets thrashed on the cover of "Suspicious Minds". The reverence for the material and love of the songs are clear in these moments.
The tracklist of the album is the following:
The video-clip of "Evelyn’s Awakening" premiere today in our official youtube-channel.
Enjoy this amazing video, with a film noir atmosphere, like a classic horror movie and don’t miss as "Evelyn" the well-known actor Nicole Aniston!
"The Unholy Trinity" will be released worldwide in 19 September 2016, in digipack edition.
NASTY RATZ | AT GREEK FESTIVAL!
Czech glam/sleaze rockers NASTY RATZ w
ill appearance in SLEAZE N’ ROLL festival in Athens, Greece, in Saturday 15 October 2016, together with bands like Blackrain, Hell In The Club, For My Addiction and Silked & Stained.
Not sure yet, but Nasty Ratz will play also some more gigs in Greece. More news will be announced soon. By the way, their debut album "First Bite" it’s still hot and available from our e-store!
15 July, 2016
SLEASZY RIDER | 4 NEW RELEASES TODAY!
Today, Friday 15 July 2016 is the release date of 4 new titles: the 3rd full album of international death metal super group LIQUID GRAVEYARD ("By Nature So Perverse"), the debut CD of Colombian neoclassical/power metallers ENERGEMA ("The Lion’s Forces"), "Orphans Of Chaos", the fourth album of US power/thrash metallers SHATTER MESSIAH and the re-release of "Sleep Of The Angels" of Greek dark/black metallers ROTTING CHRIST!
More infos about these releases you can find in Catalogue and Jukebox sections of our our website and of course you can buy them directly from our e-store!
CADAVERIA + NECRODEATH | SPLIT-LP!
We are proud to announce that we signed a deal with both Italians CADAVERIA and NECRODEATH and we will release their upcoming split-EP "Mondoscuro" on vinyl!
The announced EP co-starring CADAVERIA and NECRODEATH, both as distinct bands and as authors of new songs, composed and played together.
In detail, the EP will contain six tracks: two brand new and co-written songs, two covers (Beatles and Type O’ Negative ) and two unusual "exchange of roles", that will see CADAVERIA reinterpreting a classic by NECRODEATH and NECRODEATH performing a CADAVERIA hit. Among the other surprises of "Mondoscuro" there is the participation of Lindsay Schoolcraft from CRADLE OF FILTH, as special guest on vocals.
"Mondoscuro" cover artwork was designed by Italian-Venezuelan digital artist Paolo Perrotta Mazza. The release of "Mondoscuro" EP is expected later this autumn!
CADAVERIA | RE-RELEASE!
Sleaszy Rider signed a deal with Italian black/gothic metallers CADAVERIA and we’ll re-release in early 2017 their second album "Far Away From Conformity" both in CD and vinyl edition. Our re-releases will include an updated front cover and layout, plus some re-recorded songs and maybe other surprises. The correct release and more infos will be announced soon.
REGARDLESS OF ME | NEW SIGNING!
Italians REGARDLESS OF ME signed a deal with us and we will release soon their third album, first after 5 years. The band from Milano plays a dark progressive metal and they have 2 more albums released in the past through Locomotive and Unexploded Records. More infos about the album’s title, release date etc will follow soon.
HESPERIA | THIRD STUDIO REPORT
Italian one man’s man band HESPERIA finished the mixes of their upcoming album "Caesar [Roma Vol. I]" and now only the mastering is missing, to complete the whole music process.
As we already announced, a part of vocals have been recorded at the Arena SFERISTERIO (Macerata, MC, Marche, ITALY), you can check some photos below.
MR. RIOT | FESTIVAL APPEARANCE
Italian glam/hard rockers MR. RIOT will play at Rock In Somma Festival, Italy, in 17 July 2016, with Vision Divine and many more bands! Be there for a really great show!
ATARAXIA | IN CONCERT!
In the wonderful frame of the open air court of the Mathildis Restaurant, near the Carpineti Castle (open court- Via Castello delle Carpinete, 26 420 33 Carpineti, Reggio Emilia, Italy), on Saturday July 30 2016 , H : 21:00 PM, Ristorante Mathildis and ATARAXIA present "Music of the firmament".
The event includes the concert + drink/food tasting. Price of the event 20 Euro. Reservations are appreciated. In case of bad weather, the concert will take place in the charming medieval style hall of the restaurant.
For reservations, please send your complete names to email@example.com. You will receive an invitation to be printed and brought with you at the concert. The payment can be made directly at the venue. For rooms or dinner reservations: Mathildis 0522 816327 - 0039 342 3422244
28 June, 2016
DEVISER | "UNSPEAKABLE CULTS" CD OUT NOW
Today, the re-release of "Unspeakable Cults" of Greek cult black metallers DEVISER is out!
20 June, 2016
SLEASZY RIDER | NEW RELEASES TODAY!
Today, Monday 20 June 2016 is the release date of 2 new titles: the 3rd full album of Italian metal masters OVERTURES ("Artifacts") and the debut cd of the international deathsters MYTH OF A LIFE ("She Who Invites").
More infos about these releases you can find in Catalogue and Jukebox sections of our our website and of course you can buy them directly from our e-store!
SNOWBLIND | LIVE SHOW!
Greek heavy/dark metallers SNOWBLIND will play at The Crow club, in Athens, Greece on 2nd July 2016, together with Tidal Dreams and Erase. Don’t miss them!
ATARAXIA | STUDIO REPORT AND VIDEO TEASER
Italian dark/gothic/etherial rockers ATARAXIA will release their brand new album "Deep Blue Firnament" in September 2016 as we informed you last week. The first teaser of the new album is available here:
The band wanted to share some more news and feelings regarding the new album with all of you:
Orietur in tenebris lux tua
"In November 2015, we entered our new recording studio without any idea, any thread of notes in mind, completely empty as channels ready to be filled by grace.
NUKEM | VIDEO CLIP
American thrashers NUKEM complete these days the recordings for the video-clip "Evelyn’s Awakening", the first single of the album, that will be included enhanced as bonus on their debut CD "The Unholy Trinity". Guest star as "Evelyn" is the well-known actor Nicole Aniston!
SECRET SPHERE | LP RELEASE!
We are proud to announce that we will release worldwide (under license from Scarlet Records) the last epos of Italian progressive/power metallers SECRET SPHERE "Portrait Of A Dying Heart", an album we released 2 years ago on CD for Greece only. More infos about release date etc, will be announced soon.
HESPERIA | THIRD STUDIO REPORT
The recordings of the vocal parts concludes all recording sessions for the 6th HESPERIA album titled CAESAR [ROMA vol. I], a rock-metal opera based on a concept about Julius Caesar. The album will be released once again by Sleaszy Rider Records.
The final sound will be mixed/mastered once again by DPF Studio .
Some of the guests:
The official tracklist:
10 June, 2016
HOLOCAUST | LP RELEASED!
Today is the release date of the longtime waiting vinyl edition of HOLOCAUST’s masterpiece "Predator". Don’t miss the chance to grab a fine piece of art, looking really wonderful, due the amazing artwork of Swedish amazing artist Andreas Soderlund at mtGrave.com.
Visit our e-store and choose which edition of the LP you like, cause besides the standard black, we have and 3 limited editions as well as standard black!
Scottish NWOBHM heroes HOLOCAUST plays live tomorrow, 30 January, at Bannermans, Edinburgh, Scotland (UK). Be there!
Death metallers LIQUID GRAVEYARD finished the mastering of their upcoming album and we are in the final steps before the release of their new masterpiece. The band revealed the title of the album: "By Nature So Perverse". More infos about this death metal super-group and their new release, will follow soon!
Egyptian symphonic black/death metallers HECATE are still working on the mixing and mastering for their new album "In Nomine Artem Blackium", which will be released later in 2016.
In the meantime, the band has line-up changes, as the band’s core decided to dismiss 3 of their members for personal issues. Therefore, the remaining line-up is: Lord Mist (guitars, bass, lyrics, synth and programming), Zander Adam (vocals, lyrics) and Mohammed Assal (drums).
Japanese death metallers ARES will be the opening act in the JAPAN TOUR of Finnish melodic death metal band Kalmah on 19th and 20th March 2016 (in Tokyo and Osaka). More infos you can find in our gigs section.
International death metallers MYTH OF A LIFE finished the drums recordings of their upcoming album and now proceed with the rest instruments’ recordings.
Their short message is the following: "Lifers raise your horns along with Mr. Porcelli to celebrate that drums for 'She Who Invites' are officially completed! \m/"
8 January, 2016
Today is the official release date for another new album: the third full length of Italian alternative rock metallers INEDIA, entitled "Aritmia//Wasteland".
Dutch brutal death metallers BLOODPHEMY signed a 2-albums deal with us and their debut mini-cd "Blood Will Tell" will be released on 31 January 2016. Some of the band’s members are well-known and experienced in the brutal business of metal, as they were members of bands like Pleurisy, Devious, Altar, Bleeding Gods, Beyond Belief, Desecrate, Skeletor and Burning Hatred!
20 December, 2015
Today is the official release date for 2 new albums: The re-release of "Triarchy of the Lost Lovers", of Greek black/dark metallers ROTTING CHRIST and the debut album of Czech glam/hard rockers NASTY RATZ, "First Bite".
14 December, 2015
Scottish NWOBHM heroes HOLOCAUST will play live as another release-show of "Predator" on 30 January 2016 in Bannermans, Edinburgh, Scotland (UK).
We are proud to announce that Italian melodic metallers OVERTURES resigned a multiple-albums contract with us. The band already prepared their next, 4th album, that will be released in the first months of 2016!
Michele Guaitoli, singer of Overtures announced the following statement:
"Overtures is extremely proud to announce that for the third time, the upcoming album will be worldwide released by Sleaszy Rider Records!
You have seen this name mentioned a thousand times on our website, on our facebook pages, on our twitter account, on the video we published...'cause since 2010, Overtures and Sleaszy Rider are a unique thing, and this amazing collaboration is not going to stop soon.
The last details of the new contract that bounds Overtures and the label - after "Rebirth" and the successful "Entering the Maze" - are finally defined. This means that the first deal (that ended up after the release and promotion of "Entering the Maze") is now renewed and will bring on a collaboration that looks like a marvelous friendship too, for more and more years.
So yes, the new, -untitled yet- album, will be once again released by Sleaszy Rider Records, an amazing label born in 1999 as a distributor, that in the years became the most important heavy label in Greece.
Releasing in Greece names such as Whitesnake, Blackmore’s Night, Motörhead, Michael Angelo Batio etc. Sleaszy Rider also grows band like Lucky Bastardz, Ashes You Leave, Holocaust, Spider Kickers are just a few name we're sure you know...and Overtures are extremely proud to be an extremely important part of this family!"
Tolis G. Palantzas, owner/managing director of Sleaszy Rider stated:
"Think about what the the members of an ideal band must-have:
-they have to be great musicians
-they have to be talented and to compose unique music
-they need to have a professional attitude, on stage and in generally
-to be dedicated to the band’s obligations
-to be devoted to the band and following endless tours worldwide
-to be perfectionists, worried spirits who want to progress with every next step they follow
-it’s needed to be kind persons, gentlemen and to have a smooth co-operation between them, with their label, with managers and tour-agents.
We recognize to Overtures all these features above and we are very happy to announce that we signed a new contract with this amazing Italian band!
In the aftermath of our great co-operation during the last 5 years, we resigned with them and we are looking forward to their next releases!’’
Sleaszy Rider signed a deal with Italian glam/hard rockers MR. RIOT and we will release their debut album at the end of January 2016! The band from Novara existing of the following members: Stevie Lee (vocals/guitars), Mr. LadiesMan (guitar), Angeless (guitar), Denny Riot (drums-backing vocals) and Tommy Beefy (bass) and they promise high energy hard rock on stage and in their upcoming cd! More infos will follow soon.
Italian alternative heavy rockers INEDIA finished the mixes/mastering of their new, third album. "Aritmia/Wasteland" is a step forward for the band’s sound, something you can check on 8 January 2016, when the album will be released worldwide.
In November 2015, ATARAXIA started working on the forthcoming album "IO SONO ORIGINE".
They are now recording the keyboards parts at the MicroCube Studio in Italy.
Guitars, drums and vocals will follow. Recording, mixing and mastering should take around 7 months, the master should be ready in June/July 2016.
Greek hard rockers HEART ATTACK will play in Inhale Exhale Festival on Saturday 19 December 2015, that will take part at Block 33/Mylos club in Thessaloniki.
11 December, 2015
Italian/Slovakian heavy/thrashers BULLET-PROOF will play tomorrow Sunday, 13 December 2016 as support to Nightrage and Methedras. More infos at our gigs section.
02 December, 2015
Today is the release date of the brand new album of NWOBHM masters HOLOCAUST, "Predator"! Check our Catalogue, e-store and Jukebox sections for more info!
And don’t miss the Holocaust’s "Predatour" Greek tour 2015, starting tonight in Athens!
Italian/Slovakian metallers BULLET-PROOF announce new bassist Federico Fontanari (bass, vocals Spanner Head) replacing Diego Polli.
Guitarist/singer Richard Hupka stated the following:
"After months of different points of view on the future of the band, the combo decided to close the chapter with Polli. Bullet-Proof are grateful for his contribution and wish him all the best for his future projects".
The first shows with the new line-up will be in the Greek tour of Holocaust, where Bullet-Proof will be one of the support acts.
10 November, 2015
As we already informed you, we will release "Predator", the new album of British heavy metal maniacs HOLOCAUST worldwide on Tuesday, 1 st December 2015.
The band reveals today the amazing front cover of "Predator", designed by Andreas Söderlund at mtGrave.com (Ancient, Dreamlike Horror, Ashes You Leave, Weeping Silence, In Memory, Hedon Cries etc).
As we already informed you, Holocaust will celebrate their new CD with a Greek tour (2-4 December 2015), in which we will have release parties and gigs of the band! The confirmed dates can be found in the Gigs section of our website. Be there, many more label’s bands (Lucky Bastardz (IT), Bullet-Proof (IT), Snowblind, In Utero Cannibalis, Heart Attack) and special guests will play there as support and Holocaust will also be available to sign the new album for you and drink some beers together!
06 November, 2015
Today is the official release date for 6 new albums: The 7:th CD of Greek doom/deathsters ON THORNS I LAY ("Eternal Silence"), the 3:rd album of Italian progsters IN MEMORY ("LaKrima"), the solo album "Shred Force 1" of MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO (licensed for Greece), the first album of American hard rockers FOUNDRY ("Foundry"), the debut of Greek hard rockers HEART ATTACK ("Heart Revolution") and last but not least, the re-release of the rare 7" single "The Kingdom of Epirus" of Greek deathrashers SPIDER KICKERS, for first time on cd!
ON THORNS I LAY
MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO
British mighty NWOBHM legends HOLOCAUST will release their brandnew album "Predator" on Tuesday, 1st December 2015. The artwork is designed by Swedish artist Andreas Söderlund at mtGrave (mtgrave.com) and will be revealed any day now.
The LP version will follow some weeks later. The band will celebrate their new CD with a Greek tour (2-4 December 2015), in which we will have release parties and gigs of the band! The confirmed dates can be found in the Gigs section of our website. Be there, many more label’s bands will play there as support and Holocaust will also be available to sign the new album for you and drink some beers together!
American hard rock/stoner metallers DARKWALKER signed a deal with Sleaszy Rider and we will release their debut album "The Wastelands" on CD and LP format.
The Los Angeles based band perfected a sonic alchemy that turns gritty guitar riffs, pounding drums, and rich melodic vocals into powerful soundscapes that take the listener into the halls of the rock and roll temple. This is an imaginative group that has managed to take the classic principles of 60's and 70's rock and make a sound all of their own.
"The Wastelands" features songs inspired by such classic acts as: Steppenwolf, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath. As well as a stylistic nod to the more contemporary rock groups of the 80's and beyond. With lyrics culled from Stephen King’s "The Dark Tower" book series, Darkwalker focuses their magic on only one goal: to create the most honest and purified sounds their instruments and voices can achieve. This is truly a band that will leave its mark on the listeners mind. More infos for the release date will be announced soon.
Italian hard rockers LUCKY BASTARDZ finishing their European tour as support act of the legendary W.A.S.P.! All concerts so far were sold out, the band is totally satisfied with the fans reactions to their music and soon they will announce more tour-dates!
Italian alternative metallers finished the recordings of their third album "Arithmia/Wastelands", that would be again a step forward for the band’s unique sound! The release date and additional informations will be announced soon.
The United States of America rituals has started! Will you join?
19 October, 2015
Power metallers ENERGEMA from Colombia signed a deal with Sleaszy Rider! The band founded from well-known and charismatic guitarist, composer and multi-instrumentist NICOLAS WALDO.
Nicolas is official artist from Ibanez Guitars Japan and he worked like international artist from the American enterprise Dean Guitars U.S.A. He has worked for over 10 years like solist on his project called "Nicolas Waldo" signed by the instrumental metal label Lion Music Finland.
Energema is a parallel band founded by Nicolas, as he is a great fan and passionate for the power metal sound. The other members of Energema are the amazing vocalist Alejandro Pinzon, Andres Parada on Rhythm Guitars and Daniel Pinzon on Bass.
The new album debut of Energema was recorded at Yara Records and Meggido Records Studio on Armenia city and Bogota city on Colombia, South America. This album was produced by Nicolas Waldo and Energema.
The music is summarized on: Energy, Fury, Force with a impeccable execution of his members on his instruments. The lyrics are based on the famous Narnia books from C.S. Lewis and some stories of the ancient world.
The debut album of Energema is entitled "The Lion´s Forces" and it will includes 9 powerfull tracks, perfect for lovers of bands like Gamma Ray, Helloween and Impellitteri.
Release date will be announced soon.
Sleaszy Rider signed a deal with FAR BEHIND THE FLAME. This French project started as one man’s band by Leo, but recently he found some members and he complete a full line-up. After a self-released EP, they will release their debut album soon.
Sleaszy Rider welcomes NASTY RATZ to the family! The hard rockers coming from the sin city of Prague (Czech Republic) and after a self-released (and sold out) EP, they are ready to explode your speakers and blow the bras of the chicks with their amazing debut album "First Bite"! Fans of Motley Crue, Poison, Faster Pussycat, Ratt, FireHouse and Pretty Boy Floyd, be prepared for an album you MUST buy for your collections!
As previously mentioned the recording of "CAESAR [ROMA vol. I]", the 6th album by Hesperia, have started; an intro and the first track have already been recorded. This will be a concept album about Julius Caesar, and the first of a few albums about the Roman era.
The tracks will not form a "continuum" like on the previous album: despite being linked to each other by the concept story, they'll be single tracks about 5 min long.
Caesar's life will be recreated with a Roman and cinematographic feel, where orchestra meets metal in its entirety (including its various subgenres), neofolk, '60s-'70s (and earlier) rock opera, old prog and identitary rock.
Among these different atmospheres you'll find two more culturally miscellaneous tracks:
- the track introducing Cleopatra's theme, with its Egyptian monumental feel
- the track about Caesar's work DE BELLO GALLICO, with a Celtic feel. This has been achieved also by using the CRWTH, a typical Celtic instrument dating back to the 7th century.
Once again italic-Roman folk instruments will be used, together with mellotron, Korg and a Hammond organ.
The usage of opera and especially the tenor will be extended.
The recording places will be different.
The album will also feature a hesperian thematic cover of the Iron Maiden song "The Ides of March" (official Caesar's day of death).
The ritual-sciamanic side will help the album's birth in a way that will be explained in the next studio reports.
Attached to this studio report are a few pictures showing the crwth recording evening. The crwth lines were played and arranged by Hesperus himself at the Picene-Celtic sword master Behoram Wallace's haven. Behoram is the owner of the Celtic traditional instruments.
HESPERIA official links:
After an agreement with Greek melodic blacksters DEVISER, we will re-release in early 2016 their amazing debut album "Unspeakable Cults", which was originally released on 1996 by Mascot Records. Celebrating the 20-years album’ s existence, we will re-release it in special editions like limited digipack, picture-disc (LP) and t-shirt!
19 October, 2015
Power metallers ENERGEMA from Co
14 September, 2015
"I’ve got Heavy Metal music in my blood
And I'd like to give it to you if I could"
We, who grew up in the middle-‘80s remember the lyrics of "Heavy Metal Mania" from all rock clubs we visited, as this song of Holocaust was, the absolute metal hymn for all the ‘80s and the ‘90s. The mighty Metallica, among many other bands, payed tribute to this British band when they covered "The Small Hours" both live and on disc.
Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to announce that we signed a worldwide record deal with the legendary NWOBHM heroes HOLOCAUST and we will soon release their next studio album "Predator" in both CD and LP format!
The correct release-date and more details about it will be announced soon.
Belgian female-fronted hard rockers SCARVED released their first video-clip from their "Dynamite" album. The track they choosed is "Army On Wheels" and you can watch it in our media section/official Youtube channel. Feel free to subscribe there, so you can be always directly updated for our next video-activities!
International death metallers MYTH OF A LIFE announced the title of their upcoming debut album. The band stated the following:
"We would like to share with everyone that our debut full-length album is going to be titled 'She Who Invites'! The album will be released worldwide by Sleaszy Rider Records in early 2016! Stay tuned for more news! \m/"
31 August, 2015
"Divine Creation", the debut album of Japanese melodic death metallers ARES release today!
27 August, 2015
We are proud to announce that we signed a worldwide deal with ATARAXIA, one of the leading bands of dark, neoclassical, gothic, neofolk, ethereal, medieval music. Since 1985 Ataraxia has explored and created music, poetry, theatre and photography and have dedicated their lives to art. After 18 studio albums, 3 Eps, 3 "best of"-albums, 2 live-albums, 2 books + CD, it’s time for co-operating with Sleaszy Rider Records!
The band stated the following comments regarding our signing:
"We feel it’s natural to sign for a Greek label as, from the very beginning, Greek poetry, landscapes and mysticism have been our main source of inspiration. We are glad to release two albums for Sleaszy Rider Records between 2016 and 2018, their names will be "Io Sono Origine" (I am Origin) and "Sincronicity Embraced". We hope to give back in music what Greece has given up in terms of plenitude and, of course, enlightenment."
Sleaszy Rider signed a deal with American (Las Vegas) hard rockers FOUNDRY! Foundry is the new project of vocalist extraordinaire KELLY KEELING (Baton Rouge, Blue Murder, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Michael Schenker Group, and current Frontiers Records solo-artist), following from the rest members: Marc Brattin (drums), James Fucci (guitar), Jason Ebs (bass).
Their debut album has the title "Foundry", it has special guest Stoney Curtis (guitar solos), it was engineered by Matt Breunig (The Killers) and mixed by 7x Grammy Producer Steve Thompson (Guns N' Roses, Metallica, KISS, Soundgarden).
Expect a modern hard rock CD with some alternative/grunge touches, that will remind you a mix of Kiss, Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots and Metallica! Official release-date will be announced soon!
If you are gambling in Las Vegas this week, don’t miss their concert, together with Queensryche and Dokken, on Saturday, August 29 (Downtown Las Vegas Events Center)!
DEFECT DESIGNER have unleashed a "stellar" music video to promote their single ‘StarDust’ off of their recent full-length ‘Ageing Accelerator’ released through Sleaszy Rider Records in July. The entirely instrumental track looms over the video, which allows viewers to trek the galaxy over guitar harmonies and shoegaze-esque drums. The video clocks in just under 3 minutes providing a symphonic piece paired with celestial imagery creating an incredible cosmic experience.
"It is always not easy to make a video for an instrumental song, so we wanted to make something very nice and not too complicated, with motion that fits the song's pace. This is a melodic side of the band, slow and easy-listening" comments vocalist/guitarist Dmitry Sukhinin.
Italian one man’s band HESPERIA released their second video-clip "Metallvm Italicvm" , taken from their latest album. The video contains a symbolic ritual that represents the union of the 2 bloodlines that gave birth to the blood of ROMA (the same subject celebrated in the ENEIDE).
Italian/Slovakian thrashers BULLET-PROOF will be the support band in the "Rage And Fire" European tour of Norwegians Guardians Of Time. 9 shows between 25 September and 3 October in Croatia, Serbia and Hungary, check our Gigs section for the correct dates and places.
In the meantime, on 12 September Bullet-Proof will play also as headliners in Tyrol Blast Fest, in Bolzano, Italy.
31 July, 2015
Today is the release date of "De-Generation", the debut album of Italian thrash metallers BULLET-PROOF!
More infos about it you can find at Catalogue, Jukebox and e-store sections!
We signed recently a new distribution deal with German based H’ART Music Vertrieb! H’Art will distribute our label officially and exclusive in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and in Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg) in co-operation with Bertus.
After some delay in the mixes/mastering process, Greek doom/death masters ON THORNS I LAY finished the recordings of their upcoming album "Eternal Silence", that will be released on 30 September 2015.
The band made a video-clip for the self-titled track, that will be included in the cd as bonus and you can enjoy it now below.
International (but based on Sheffield, UK) death metallers MYTH OF A LIFE have agreed to record their debut full-length album with well known producer Jonny Maudling (Bal-Sagoth, My Dying Bride) later this year. For more news and updates, stay tunned!
An old idea finally became real: Sleaszy Rider and Greek death/thrashers SPIDER KICKERS decided that it is time to re-release their legendary and very hard to find 7" EP "The Kingdom Of Epirus" for first time ever, on cd format! The 2 tracks of the 7" will be followed by 2 bonus tracks from the same recording session (1991)! Probably a 7" re-release of the same title will follow soon. Release date for this old-school and rare underground metal diamond is not confirmed yet, but it will be during the coming fall.
13 July, 2015
The second album of international (but based in Oslo, Norway), progressive death metallers DEFECT DESIGNER "Ageing Accelerator" release today! More infos about it you can find at Catalogue and Jukebox sections!
Their debut album "De-Generation" due some manufacturing delays, will be released in the few next weeks! We will keep you posted for the correct release-date asap.
Japanese death metallers ARES announced the title of the upcoming debut album: "Divine Creation". Expect a release date for this album till the end of the summer!
30 June, 2015
The new cd of British iconic hard rockers WHITESNAKE "The Purple Album" finally release today! More infos about it you can find at Catalogue and Jukebox sections!
Japanese newcomers ARES signed a deal with Sleaszy Rider! The band plays death metal with many melodies and brutal parts. Their debut, untitled yet, album will be released in the few next months.
Thrash Metal act Bullet-Proof , new exclusive signing of Sleaszy Rider Records, just added to their ranks the extraordinary guitar player Mattia "Headmatt" Carli. "Headmatt is a young and very talented guitarist and will bring tons of energy to the band!" states Richard Hupka, leader of the band.
Don't miss them live at Rock Im Ring in Ritten (IT) w/In Flames, Graverworm etc etc on July 11th. Their debut album "De-Generation" will be released on 13 July 2015.
8 June, 2015
Italian newcomers BULLET-PROOF signed a deal with Sleaszy Rider! The band plays a mix of heavy metal and thrash, that will love you for sure. Their debut album "De-Generation" is ready and it will be released on 13 July 2015.
The new cd of WHITESNAKE "The Purple Album" is still in manufacturing process, we will announce the correct release date asap. You can enjoy in the meantime the following video-message of David Coverdale!
The new album of international death/progressive metallers DEFECT DESIGNER will be released finally on 13 July 2015. The track-list of "Ageing Accelerator" will be the following:
2. Yellow Grimace
3. The Terrible
4. I Remember You Dead
5. Flies On Your Lips
8. Communist Architectonics
9. Temple Of Artemis
The band finished also the first video-clip of the album, for "Crusaders", which you can watch it on our media section (don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel, so you can stay tuned for all our upcoming videos).
HESPERIA proudly presents the new video from the new album "Metallvm Italicvm":
The video is based on the Radio Edit version of the track "DE BELLO ITALICO I", and it has hidden contents. It's the first of two video from the 5th album.
The second video was taken on the ancient roman ruins of the theater of Helvia Recina (MC ITALY), it will be out within the next two months, with ritual contents.
HESPERIA inaugurates the OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE, with many t-shirts, long sleeves, sweat shirts, pins, aluminium (Sibillini) mounts bottle, pints of beer (NO milk or coffe cups).
26 May, 2015
The new cd of WHITESNAKE "The Purple Album" will be released on 12 June 2015, due to delays in the manufacturing progress.
Greek glam/hard rockers HEART ATTACK signed a 2-releases deal with Sleaszy Rider and till September we will release their debut full length album "Heart Revolution". Band’s members are among others, singer George Drimilis (ex- Raging Storm) and bass-player Nikos Michalakakos (Spifire).
The album is produced by Bob Katsionis (Firewind, Outloud, Serious Black, etc) and Tommy Hansen! More detailed news about this upcoming cd will follow soon.
George Drimilis posted the following statement on band’s official facebook profile:
"We are happy to announce that our debut album "Heart Revolution" will be released worldwide by Sleaszy Rider Records later this year. We'd like to thank personally Tolis Palantzas for his interest and belief in our band! Let the Heart Revolution begin!"
After a successful 8-years collaboration (and 3 albums so far) with Greek deathrash legends SPIDER KICKERS we are glad to announce that we signed a new contract with the band for the next 4 years!
Singer/drummer James Edouarth stated the following comments: "We are happy to inform all our friends that we have just sign a new contract with Sleaszy Rider for two more full albums. We would like to thank the label for the new collaboration, for its offerings and support to our band. Soon we will have a surprise for all of you!"
Following their new, fifth album "One Epic Metal Requiem" Greek heavy/dark metallers SNOWBLIND made a video-clip for the track "The Earth Is On Fire". You can watch it directly to our media section/official Youtube channel.
08 May, 2015
After many delays due manufacturing problems, the new, 4th full length album of Greek brutal death metallers IN UTERO CANNIBALISM ("Butcher While Others Obey") is finally released today!
More infos about this album you can find in our Catalogue, Store and Jukebox sections!
In other band’s news, I.U.C. will play in 9 June, as support band of DYING FETUS’ gig in An club, Athens, Greece.
We are proud to announce that from now on we will co-operate (once again) with PlasticHead, one of the most important and professional distributors worldwide!
PlasticHead will distribute our releases exclusive in UK & Eire but not exclusive for the rest of their world.
Another great band signed these days with our label! Oslo (NOR) based, but international progressive death metallers DEFECT DESIGNER are a part of Sleaszy Rider roster and they are ready to release their new, second full length album "Ageing Accelerator".
The line-up consists from mainman Dmitry Sukhinin (bass, guitars, vocals), drummer Flo Mournier (CRYPTOPSY), guitarist Martin Storm-Olsen (TROLLFEST), and guitarist Stelios Mavromitis (SEPTICFLESH live-guitarist). Samples and orchestration are recorded by Christos Antoniou (SEPTICFLESH). The artwork is done by Seth Siro Anton (Moonspell, Paradise Lost, etc).
Welcome back to our big family! Black metallers DEVISER, one of the older and best Greek black metal bands ever re-signed a deal with us and right now they are preparing their upcoming new album. It will be recorded this autumn/winter and it will be released during the first months of 2016.
Just to mention, the band returns to their old line-up ("Unspeakable Cults" era) and that’s a promise that their new music will be brilliant, like their old, glory days!
Greek atmospheric metallers ON THORNS I LAY will finish this weekend at Fragile Sound studios in Athens, the mixes/mastering of their upcoming epos "Eternal Silence". This delay means that the album will release a bit postponed and it will be ready at the end of June, not 30 May as we announced a few months ago. The artwork will be made by Andreas Soederlund at mtgrave.com so expect a fine piece of art!
US metallers SHATTER MESSIAH working hard in studio preparing their new, 4th album. The album is planned to be released in October 2015 and it will be entitled "Orphans Of Chaos".
23 April, 2015
We are proud to announce that we signed a licensing deal with Frontiers Records and we will release the brand new studio cd of WHITESNAKE "The Purple Album" officially and exclusive in Greece, on 18 May 2015!
Recorded & mixed by legendary frontman and WHITESNAKE founder David Coverdale with Co-Producers Michael McIntyre and 'SNAKE guitarist Reb Beach and at Hook City Studios in Reno Nevada, "The PURPLE Album" draws on the songs from the three DEEP PURPLE Mark 3 and 4 studio albums featuring Coverdale. "BURN", "STORMBRINGER" and "COME TASTE THE BAND".
All the songs on the new album are presented as a respectful tribute to his former colleagues & pay homage to the band who started him on an amazing musical journey over 40 years ago that continues today.
"Even though we’re playing songs I recorded with PURPLE over 40 years ago, it has all the classic WHITESNAKE elements people who support us have come to expect..." says Coverdale, "I thought it would be cool to go out, as it were, the way I came in to this music business."
From the opening track, the incendiary classic "BURN" through to the sonic insanity of "STORMBRINGER" Yorkshire born David Coverdale brings his career full circle from when a 21-year-old singer/songwriter bravely answered a music press ad to become the new lead singer for DEEP PURPLE in 1973.
After leaving DEEP PURPLE in 1976 Coverdale formed the original WHITESNAKE in 1977, and began a journey that has taken him from the early heavy blues rock of the late ‘70s with albums like "TROUBLE", "LOVEHUNTER", "READY AND WILLING" and "COME AN’ GET IT" through to the explosive hard rock of the revamped 'SNAKE sound with the multi-platinum "SLIDE IT IN" & 1987’s self-titled mega-million-selling smash-hit album. "WHITESNAKE".
"People have been asking me for many years to revisit PURPLE songs like "MISTREATED" & "SOLDIER OF FORTUNE" with WHITESNAKE, but I always felt like I should be writing new, fresh WHITESNAKE songs for the fans."
"In 2012 I was told by a representative of the old PURPLE management that keyboard maestro Jon Lord, who had worked with me in WHITESNAKE, too, had been diagnosed in with cancer and that Jon’s wish on his recovery would be that we put together a PURPLE reunion of sorts. I agreed to be there for him. As we all know, sadly he didn’t recover. After Jon passed away, I felt it necessary to reach out to Ritchie Blackmore to express the grief at Jon’s loss and to hopefully bury any unpleasant hatchets we’d been throwing at other for decades. It was during our reconnect that we discussed the possibility of some kind of a PURPLE reunion or a ‘BLACKMORE/COVERDALE’ project. During the time we were talking, I started listening to our old albums and began working on ideas & new approaches to suggest, rearranging some of our original works. Unfortunately, our ideas on the reunion aspect didn’t quite gel, so I respectfully withdrew from further discussions, though I am happy to say we did bury old animosities and we have thankfully stayed in touch."
It was Coverdale’s wife, Cindy who suggested that he take his ideas & make a new WHITESNAKE studio album celebrating his legacy from his time with DEEP PURPLE. "And that’s how it all happened. I discussed the idea with my musicians & our record company & everyone was very positive. So it was all systems go for "The PURPLE Album".
Coverdale and the band picked their favorite PURPLE songs from Mark 3 and 4 and set to work at WHITESNAKE’S new recording studio, Hook City in Reno, Nevada.
They also shot the 4 new promotional videos "LADY DOUBLE DEALER", "SAIL AWAY", "STORMBRINGER" & the immortal "SOLDIER OF FORTUNE" all on site at Hook City.
"It was a shared vision," Coverdale says "Every member of the band came to the sessions fully loaded with ideas & talent & helped make this a memorable project for me."
WHITESNAKE now brings you "The PURPLE Album", featuring ‘SNAKED up versions of those beloved PURPLE classics many will be introduced to for the first time and with a seriously kick-ass chapter of the band that can reinterpret these classics with the passion they deserve.
"There was absolutely no intention to compete, or compare with the original recordings. We just wanted to play these songs the best we could and this is how we wanted to play them," says Coverdale.
And so WHITESNAKE is preparing to set sail with "The PURPLE Album" loaded with priceless treasures from the three DEEP PURPLE studio albums Coverdale helped write & produce over 40 years ago.
WHITESNAKE are currently putting together dates and preparing for their 2015 THE PURPLE TOUR which will feature their biggest hits & songs from the new album.
It’s Gonna Be Great!
David Coverdale – Lead Vocals
Reb Beach – Lead Guitars
Joel Hoekstra– Lead Guitars
Michael Devin – Bass Guitar
Tommy Aldridge – Drums
LATEST WHITESNAKE NEWS: The band announced that they welcome as new member the keyboardist/singer MICHELE LUPPI (Secret Sphere, ex-Vision Divine).
Just to remind you, we released under licensing during 2014 the last Secret Sphere’s album "Portrait Of A Dying Heart", which is still available from our mailorder!
US- power metallers SHATTER MESSIAH signed a worldwide deal with us and their fourth album will be released during 2015! The American metallers are led by guitarist Curran Murphy (ex-NEVERMORE, ANNIHILATOR) and drummer Robert Falzano (ex-ANNIHILATOR), and have as new bass player Kelly Conlon (ex-DEATH)!
Their first 2 albums "Never To Play The Servant" and "God Burns Like Flesh" were released by Dockyard 1 and their 3rd album, "Hail The New Cross," was released in October 2013 by Mausoleum Records.
They are currently recording their new album, which should be completed by early summer, they are a very heavy, yet very melodic band, with catchy choruses, so except a great release soon!
Sleaszy Rider signed a licensing deal with American Rat Pak Records and we will release the new album of American guitra-shredder MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO "Shred Force 1" officially and exclusive in Greece soon.
In this amazing cd of ex-NITRO guitarist, you can find guest appearances of: Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge), Kurdt Vanderhoof (Metal Church), Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy), Chuck Garric (Alice Cooper), Todd Latorre (Queensryche), Jeff Plate (Metal Church/TSO), Michael Wilton (Queensryche), George Lynch (Lynch Mob), Michael Romeo (Symphony X), Chris Poland (ex- Megadeth), Craig Goldy (Dio), Mike Lepond (Symphony X), Rudy Sarzo, Bobby Rock and many more!!!
Michael Angelo Batio was named the Number One Fastest Guitarist of All Time in the 2011 Guitar World Magazine Readers Poll (over 440.000 votes were cast!).
Greek deathrashers SPIDER KICKERS will play next monthas support band to the Greek shows of FLOTSAM & JETSAM in Athens and in Ioannina city! The band will play also live in Patra with Death Courrier. The correct dates and posters of the gigs can be found on the GIGS section.
HECATE working hard in studio, preparing their new album "In Nomine Artem Blackium", that will be released during 2015. You can listen to the first teaser "Oceans Ov Hell" in our media section.
British/Spanish death metallers LIQUID GRAVEYARD preparing their 3d, untitled, yet album, and in the meantime they gave an interview on Blabbermouth.net regarding our signing and rest band’s news.
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WRITTEN IN TORMENT
THEATRES DES VAMPIRES
MYTH OF A LIFE
ON THORNS I LAY
MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO