Good news for all classic rocks fans. Blue Öyster Cult have recently inked a deal with Frontiers Music Srl. The American hard rock legends will release a new album in 2020. Frontiers is also going to re-release the last three albums of the band [with updated artworks - "Cult Classic" (1994), "Heaven Forbid" (1998) and "Curse Of The Hidden Mirror" (2001)].

Official press release

For over four decades, Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, New York‐based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. Blue Öyster Cult occupies a unique place in rock history because it's one of very few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim as well as commercial success. Now they have partnered up with Frontiers Music Srl to continue their amazing journey.

Frontiers president Serafino Perugino said: "We are delighted to be able to bring back the iconic Blue Öyster Cult with the release of a wealth of musical material that will certainly please all the fans. Hard rock music would not be what is now without BÖC and Frontiers is their natural 'home.' We look forward to a long and fruitful cooperation."

Blue Öyster Cult's Eric Bloom commented: "It's been a long time since BÖC's last studio album. Our biggest question from fans is 'when are we going to do some new music?' So we are ready to take this journey again. Recording with Danny, Richie and Jules should be a great experience as we've been touring together for years and Buck and I are looking forward to including them in the creative and recording process."

Adds Buck Dharma: "The current band is GREAT and has never been recorded other than the live concerts, so we feel now is the time for new songs to be written and recorded. About half of the songs for the new record exist and the rest will be finished during the process".

Alice Cooper has made a “death pact” with his wife, Sheryl Goddard.

According to an interview of the legendary singer in “The Mirror”, the couple, which was married in 1976, simply can’t live without each other: “We’ve made a pact — there is no way of surviving without each other. I couldn’t live without her. We always said there will never be a time when one of us will be mourning the other. Whenever it does happen, we are going to go together."

However, the famous musician clarified in “USA Today” that he didn't mean one would end his or her life if the other were to die first. It is not a suicide pact, but a life pact.

Alice Cooper stated exactly: "We have a life pact. We love life so much. What I was meaning was that because we're almost always together, at home and on the road, that if something did happen to either of us, we'd most likely be together at the time. But neither of us has a suicide pact. We have a life pact."

And conclude: “I’ve been married 43 years to the greatest girl in the world. We have never cheated on each other”.

Jeff Lynne, legendary mastermind of Electric Light Orchestra, has declared that a new album will soon be released. Lynne gave a Forbes interview and said: "I've got a brand new album nearly ready to come in October or something". 

According to the ELO and related fan site,  a list of new song titles circulates on the internet: They could be the tracklist of the upcoming album. I made my own researches: here are below the tracks recently copyrighted. The album will be released under the name of Jeff Lynne's ELO in November with the title "From Out Of Nowhere" or "On The Horizon". For your information, there are numerous previously unreleased songs copyrighted earlier: "Do You Remember", "Don't Want To Lose It", "Heart Of You", "Hey Walking Man", "I Know That You Know", "I Made A Man Out Of You", "More Than Ever", "No One Knows", "Shard End Crescent", "Sad But It's True" and "Just A Matter Of Time".

All fans of ELO and Jeff Lynne should be patient - for sure, the successor of "Alone in the Universe" will be available in some months from now!  


Historic US power metallers Agent Steel and heavy metallers Imagika have signed to Dissonance Productions! Let's read the Dissonance Prod's press release about these two new signings!

Agent Steel

It’s been a long time anticipated, and now it’s official: 1980’s speed metal veteran, founder/vocalist John Cyriis, has resurrected his brand creation, the “Agent Steel band and its new incarnation in 2019 finally upon us!”

The band’s current lineup consists of guitarist Nikolay Atanasov, and original Agent Steel guitarist Bill Simmons; Mr. Simmons is the first/original guitarist of the Agent Steel lineup, as the band first appeared throughout the L.A. club circuit in 1983. Also included in this classic/new lineup are bassist Joe McGuigan (Gama Bomb) and drummer Dennis Kruse Strømberg. This incarnation of Agent Steel is the long-awaited reactivation featuring Agent Steel founder, brand creator, vocalist John Cyriis, who appeared on all three original classic albums, (i.e., "Skeptics Apocalypse", "Mad Locust Rising", and the platinum seller "Unstoppable Force"). John is very pleased with this new lineup, which he is confident will arise as the very best lineup in the band’s history and whom he believes are certain to compliment the band’s legacy, and about manifest an about-face - that to counter and transcend the band’s “less than competent performance” by a stand-in and unofficial lineup at the KIT festival 2019!

The official new Agent Steel lineup are currently working on the band’s 4th true and official studio album titled, "No Mercy From The Godz" - which is scheduled for an imminent October 18, 2019 launch. The band are also preparing for their forthcoming shows at various privileged confirmed dates—beginning on Friday 6 December and Saturday 7 December in Milan and Firenze, Italy. John and the new Agent Steel incarnation are also preparing for a monumental first time appearance in Greece as headliners, performing at Up The Hammers festival in Athens, Greece—March of 2020. This headlining performance is forecast as being fertile metal soil for the band’s first live Agent Steel DVD/album to be captured as fronted by original founding vocalist John Cyriis. Expect this lineup to be the best ever incarnation of Agent Steel — stronger, faster, and deployed to demonstrate just who are the True Masters of Metal. Be on the lookout for the Agent Steel craft to land in your country - certain to energize all you bangers with Hammering Speed Metal!

John and the band are inviting all Agent Steel bangers to come rage with them in Italy and Greece, December 2019 and March 2020! Looking forward to seeing all you diehard Agent Steel fans on tour in the fall of 2019 — and throughout 2020!

Steve Beatty Dissonance head honcho: "What’s not to like! The Unstoppable Force returns and is about to land an epic slab of killer speed metal on my label! Soooooo excited about this record and can’t wait to see the band firing on all cosmic engines live soon!"



After 10 years Imagika is back! The most successful lineup of the band with guitarist Steven D. Rice (Kill Ritual), vocalist Norman Skinner (Skinner, Niviane, Hellscream), bassist Jim Pegram (Mudface, Angerhead) and guest drummer Matt Thompson (King Diamond) have recorded a blistering new album that is a modern take on where the band left off in 2009. Their new 8 track effort, mixed and mastered by Andy La Rocque at Sonic Train Studios, is a testament to the bands overlooked talent and is scheduled to be released 9/13/19 via Dissonance Productions. 

The bands first ever video was shot in March with Mike Sloat (Testament, Machine Head,Lynyrd Skynyrd) for the track “The Spiteful One” at the infamous Sound Wave Studios in Oakland, CA. A lyric video for the title track “Only Dark Hearts Survive” will drop as the first introduction to the new album.

Imagika guitarist Steven D. Rice comments on the rebirth of the band: "While on the Kill Ritual tour  (with Iced Earth and Sanctuary) we made a stop in Sacramento, CA. which is not far from the SF Bay Area and where all the past members live, so Jim and Norm made it out for the show. Jim played with Kill Ritual that night (as he did on the European tour the year before) and Norm caught the performance. I hadn’t seen Norm in years so we drank a few (ok a lot!), bullshitted, caught up on life and had a nice reconnect. Fast forward a few months later. As I was writing the new Kill Ritual record I would have material hanging around that didn’t quite fit the KR style or direction and that with some older ideas from the past I said to myself “Wow this really has an Imagika direction to the material”, so I ran a couple ideas past Norm and he gave it his spin and before we knew it we had an album composed and ready to go. After bringing in Jim, who’s been pushing for this for years in on bass along with a guest appearance by Matt Thompson (King Diamond) to play drums it sounded great. I’m a firm believer in always moving forward and never looking back, but I’ll have to eat my words on the “Never Again” and just say it was meant to be! The new songs are definitely Imagika in 2019 with tight riffs, concise arrangements; hook laden vocals and great grooves! I think our old and hopefully new fans will absolutely love this CD. We can’t wait for you all to hear it!"