US heavy metal Band Ashes Of Ares featuring Matt Barlow (ex-Iced Earth) have signed with European label ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The band is currently working on their second album which will be released in 2018. Watch Matt Barlow in the video below, sharing the news and some first-hand details on the upcoming release.

Stay tuned, more information and amazing announcements coming soon.

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"Deep Cuts & Rarities" is a limited-edition 15-track compilation CD that features cover versions of rock/hard rock songs and will be released on Friday, May 18 by Rat Pak Records. One of the main attractions of this cover song album is Todd La Torre's cover version of Heart's "Barracuda" and can be streamed below. 

The track listing of "Deep Cuts & Rarities" is as follows:

01. "Barracuda" [HEART] *previously unreleased* 
Performed by Todd La Torre (QUEENSRŸCHE) feat. Craig Blackwell
02. "I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You" [ALAN PARSONS PROJECT] *previously unreleased* 
Performed by Doug Pinnick (KING'S X) feat. Tommy Baldwin
03. "Burning House" [CAM] *previously unreleased* 
Performed by John Connolly (SEVENDUST)
04. "Feed My Frankenstein" [ALICE COOPER] 
Performed by BEASTO BLANCO
05. "Eruption" [VAN HALEN] *previously unreleased* 
Performed by Michael Angelo Batio
06. "Burnin' Sky" [BAD COMPANY] 
Performed by LYNCH MOB
07. "Sledgehammer" [PETER GABRIEL] 
Performed by Dave Rude (TESLA)
08. "I Don't Need No Doctor" [humble pie] *previously unreleased* 
Performed by VIXEN feat. Share Ross on vocals (Live)
09. "Free Ride" [The Edgar Winter Group] *previously unreleased* 
Performed by Roxanne with Ray Luzier (KORN) on drums
10. "Please Don't Judas Me" [NAZARETH] *previously unreleased* 
Performed by METAL CHURCH
11. "Burn" [DEEP PURPLE] 
Performed by Michael Angelo Batio, Todd La Torre (QUEENSRŸCHE) and Mark Tremonti (ALTER BRIDGE)
12. "Teacher" [JETHRO TULL] *previously unreleased* 
Performed by PRESTO BALLET (featuring Kurdt Vanderhoof of METAL CHURCH)
13. "Hang On To Your Life" [THE GUESS WHO] *previously unreleased* 
Performed by Doug Pinnick (KING'S X) feat. Tommy Baldwin
14. "What You're Doing" [RUSH] 
Performed by Michael Angelo Batio, Todd La Torre (QUEENSRŸCHE), Kurdt Vanderhoof (METAL CHURCH), Chuck Garric (ALICE COOPER), Jeff Plate (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) and Craig Blackwell.
15. "Man In The Moon" [THE SCREAM] 
Performed by John Corabi (Live)
 
 

Within Temptation's Sharon Den Adel said some very interesting things in an interview she gave to France's United Rock Nations. Someone should especially emphasize on what she revealed about the origins of her new solo project, My Indigo, and the lack of inspiration she had to face the last years. You can read what she said in the following excerpts:

"I've been touring with Within Temptation my whole young, adult life. I've never done anything else except Within Temptation and also because it's something that really comes from the heart and it's my passion and I really love doing it. But, after so many years, some things happened through the years that I really never had time to — all the highs and lows in life, I never had time to process that and I was close to a burnout a few years ago. A lot of things happened. My father got really ill and I [found] that I had writer's block in combination with that, so, I didn't know how to continue. A lot of things came up from my past that I needed to think about, like, 'Okay, I need to re-evaluate what I want to do with the next 20 years of my life and why can't I write now because something is blocking me?' I found out that I needed to make some kind of music at this time because I didn't feel the music for Within Temptation to write something, I wasn't inspired, I didn't have any inspiration because Within Temptation is epic, big and powerful type of music. I didn't feel big and powerful at the time. I felt I had a lot of things to deal with, so, I wanted to stay close to what I was feeling, then other music came out. Instead of big and powerful Within Temptation kind of songs, it became very vulnerable, small songs. I wanted to do something different and explore that. I couldn't write Within Temptation type of music, so I thought, 'Maybe I could write this so maybe it will come back. Maybe I can get back the magic of writing songs for Within Temptation again.'"

"I think those things are kind of personal and I think, especially, you have to theorize with yourself what you want to do with the things that you're dealing with. If you're going to tell everybody, everybody is going to have an opinion about it. These are the kind of things you talk about after you have done it, not before you're going to do it because it's only going to make people restless and that's unnecessary. First, I had to figure out for myself what I wanted to do, then how I was going to do this."

 

 

KISS fans have a very good reason to be happy. Paul Stanley announced that the legendary hard rock band will embark on its "biggest" tour in January 2019! It is not yet clear if this is going to be the last tour of KISS, but it will surely be a major tour across the world.

KISS frontman revealed last Friday during an appearance on CNBC's "Squawk Box": "A major KISS tour, I would say, starts at the end of January. It hasn't been announced yet, so don't tell anybody. Breaking news! This will be the biggest tour we've done, the biggest show we've done".

Everybody is waiting for further details, having in mind that some months ago the band was attempting to trademark the phrase "The End Of The Road". We can't forget though that KISS already performed a "Farewell Tour" in 2000 and 2001 ...

   

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