Bruce Dickinson announced that he is soon going to release his new solo album! 

This new album will be out on early 2024 through BMG. Titled "The Mandrake Project", it sees him reunited with long-time musical collaborator and producer Roy Z.

"The Mandrake Project" is Dickinson's seventh solo album and his first since "Tyranny Of Souls" (2005).

Dickinson comments: "This album has been a very personal journey for me and I am extremely proud of it. Roy Z and I have been planning, writing and recording it for years, and I am very excited for people to finally hear it. I'm even more excited at the prospect of getting out on the road with this amazing band that we have put together, to be able to bring it to life. We're planning to play as many shows as we can in as many places as possible, for as many people as we can! As for what 'The Mandrake Project' actually is… all will be revealed soon!”.

The first live shows to be announced are in Mexico and Brazil in April/May 2024:

April 18 - Diana Theater, Guadalajara, Mexico
April 20 - Pepsi Theatre, Mexico City, Mexico
April 24 - Live Curitiba, Curitiba, Brazil
April 25 - Pepsi On Stage, Porto Alegre, Brazil
April 27 - Opera Hall, Brasilia, Brazil
April 28 - Arena Hall, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
April 30 - Qualistage, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
May 02 - Quinta Linda, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
May 04 - Vibra, Sao Paulo, Brazil




For three decades, singer Wade Black has triumphed and stayed metal recording and touring internationally in bands such as Crimson Glory, Leatherwolf, Seven Witches, Leash Law, and Chalice of Sin. Now, Wade Black is ready to celebrate 25 years of the monster Crimson Glory album "Astronomica" with a new album of original material.

Members of Astronomica:

Rich Marks - lead guitar

Kyle Sokol - bass

Ryan Bales -rhythm guitar

Luca Caracciolo - drums

Astronomica's new album will be produced by the master of metal, Chris Boltendahl (Grave Digger, Chris Boltendahl's Steelhammer) for a release in 2024. Join Astronomica in March as the band blasts off with their show at the mighty Up The Hammers Festival on March 7th, 8th and 9th, 2024 in Athens, Greece!

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Legendary heavy metallers Riot V have just signed with Atomic Fire Records. The band's new album, the follow-up to "Armor of Light", will be released in early 2024.

RIOT: A band name that makes every metalhead's mind ring alert - in a positive way for sure. Many iconic musicians and bands listing them as an important influence, the New York City based group have definitely paved the way for the hard 'n' heavy scene essentially. Their early musical steps -- »Rock City« [1977], »Narita« [1979], »Fire Down Under« [1981] and »Restless Breed« [1982] to only name a few -- made them grow fastly, following an artist development from hard rock to more metal sounds what resulted in their most iconic record, »Thundersteel« [1988]. The band's path was unfortunately also marked by many strokes of fate which led to significant line-up changes. Especially the death of founding member Mark Reale made a big impact on the group and eventually Reale's »Thundersteel« bandmate and songwriting partner Don Van Stavern decided to continue the legacy and came up with an idea out of respect to add "V" (Roman numeral five) for the 5th chapter of the group as well as the recorded singer. 2013 was the year that RIOT (V) was born! The outfit kept writing and releasing music honouring their legacy - more successfully than ever before. The musical foundation titled »Unleash The Fire« was followed by another furious album that even made RIOT (V) hit the official German album chart for the very first time in their prominent history (»Armor Of Light« [2018] reached position 27). A success album that didn't only give them the opportunity to play around the world, but also let their fans become hungry for more. More indeed is what the band have prepared in recent times. Heavy metal warriors around the world, RIOT (V) are proud to announce that new music is finally coming your way and that they have signed to new label home Atomic Fire Records in order to present their new record to the world in the best possible way.

Original »Thundersteel« bassist/songwriter Donnie Van Stavern who currently manages and handles affairs for the band states: "Metal warriors, I'm pleased to announce that we have signed with the mighty Atomic Fire Records! Markus Wosgien and Flori Milz are not only label reps but friends and know our vision for the future of the band! We recorded in New York/Texas/Michigan, and mixed in New Jersey by Bruno Ravel [DANGER DANGER] who produced the comeback »Immortal Soul« and mastered in Germany by Bart Gabriel. Look for the new release in early 2024 as we just finished it as we speak and it will be another crusher!".

Atomic Fire Records A&R Markus Wosgien raves: "We're incredibly proud to re-unite with RIOT (V)! After parts of our team had been working on their »Armor Of Light« campaign, we're even happier that the band have decide to continue their path with the same crew. RIOT (V) are definitely one of the greats and only get better with age, although they've released so many true classics throughout their long-time career, starting in 1976, my year of birth. It's a special magic connecting Donnie, Mike, Todd, Frank and Nick that actually makes every new record a milestone of the group's history, and in my opinion, they're one of the very best heavy metal acts of all time which is set to deliver yet another excellent opus with their upcoming album".

With the mighty Atomic Fire Records behind the band and with many more releases to come, and with reissues on Sony Music, EMI Records and Metal Blade Records, RIOT (V) are consistantly on radio and metal charts worldwide as well as being a part of 'New York City's Top 20 Most Influential Metal Bands,' '100 Best Metal Albums Of All Time,' '100 Best Metal Bands Of All Time' and numerous mentions on VH1's »That Metal Show« with Eddie Trunk and staff sighting RIOT as one of the innovaters of metal music in America and beyond and 2018 saw RIOT inducted into the »Metal Hall Of Fame« with the likes of Ronnie James Dio, Randy Rhoads, Lemmy Kilmister, BLACK SABBATH just to name a few!

RIOT (V) truely are metal soldiers and will keep marching and fighting the good fight to bring you the music you've come to know, love and expect... ARE YOU READY TO RIOT?

RIOT (V) live:

28.09.2023 US Madison, WI - Blades of Steel Metalfest 3 @ Crucible [TICKETS]
29.09.2023 US Lombard, IL - Brauer House [TICKETS]
14.10.2023 US Garden Grove, CA - Gates of Metal @ Garden Amphitheatre [TICKETS]

RIOT (V) are:
Todd Michael Hall | vocals
Mike Flyntz | guitars
Nick Lee | guitars
Don Van Stavern | bass
Frank Gilchriest | drums

RIOT (V) online:



Mike Milan Dedic has released a new song. "Over The Top" was recorded in 1986, on a Fostex 80 Open Reel 8 Track. Apart from Dedic, who plays all guitar and bass parts, the song features the drummer of Rick Smith.

This brilliant instrumental track was released on May 3rd, 2023. You can enjoy the video of the song right below!

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