Metsatoll Added to 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise, More Bands To Be Announced

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Estonian folk metallers Metsatoll have been added to the upcoming 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise, setting sail in less than a months time. As of now 46 of the 60 bands have been announced for the cruise, which is sold out but has a wait list that makes it possible to get a last-minute ticket. Continue reading

70000 Tons Of Metal 2017 Cruise Is Five Months Away, 39 of 60 Bands Announced

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In a little less than five months, the 7th Editon of the 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise will set sail from the Port of Miami, to Labadee, Haiti, and back on a cruise made of metal music and fun.

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Uli Jon Roth Streaming “Virgin Killer”

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Guitar legend ULI JON ROTH will release Scorpions Revisited, a highly-anticipated brand new double album of 19 re-invented Scorpions tracks, in physical format on March 10 via UDR Music. Stream “Virgin Killer” here.

For over four decades, ULI JON ROTH has forged new frontiers in the world of guitar, both in terms of approach and style. He even managed to invent the sky-guitar, a six octave lead instrument that remains unparalleled. But before he started to explore the creative worlds of music, philosophy and art, ULI JON ROTH was a member of European rock giants, the Scorpions, a band with which he helped create a new path in hard rock music. In 2013, venerated for his originality and dynamism at the time, Roth found himself intrigued by the memory of those early days which began 40 years ago, and specifically by the music he helped write, perform and occasionally sing on the albums Fly To The Rainbow, In Trance, Virgin Killer and Taken By Force. It lead to Roth deciding to spend a year re-visiting, exploring, performing and re-recording his favorite Scorpions songs.

The first results of this magical, mystical journey into his own past can be heard on ULI JON ROTH’s Scorpions Revisited, a double-disc CD recorded in Hanover, Germany which sees the maestro re-harness all the collective power and poise of those original Scorpions classics, and re-imagine them as he feels today. No one in their right mind would dare call these mere re-recordings, as it’s clear that ULI JON ROTH reinvents these songs from the soul up. Feast your ears, heart and emotions on ULI JON ROTH’s unique return to his most famous musical legacy.

Track listing – CD1:
1. The Sails Of Charon
2. Longing For Fire
3. Crying Days
4. Virgin Killer
5. In Trance
6. Sun In My Hand
7. Yellow Raven
8. Polar Nights
9. Dark Lady

Track listing – CD2:
1. Catch Your Train
2. Evening Wind
3. All Night Long
4. We’ll Burn In The Sky
5. Pictured Life
6. Hell Cat
7. Life’s Like A River
8. Drifting Sun
9. Rainbow Dream Prelude
10. Fly To The Rainbow

“The material for this double CD was recorded last year in the same hall in Hanover that we used for the Scorpions rehearsals 1973-1978,” explains Roth. “Together with an amazing bunch of very talented young musicians, I revisited my personal favourites from the early Scorpions period, some of which were written in that same hall. It was an emotional few days and I am very pleased with the results in more ways than one. The idea was to stay truthful to the original spirit of the music, while also putting a new slant on it whenever it felt like the right thing to do. I feel we really succeeded in this and I’m very excited about this project. It was a intense journey into the past and I think we really managed to bring the songs back to life with a vengeance.”

The band which performed with Roth for these historic shows was Nathan James (vocals), Jamie Little (drums), Ule W. Ritgen (bass), Niklas Turmann (guitar, vocals), Corvin Bahn (keyboards, vocals) and David Klosinski (guitar).

Uli Jon Roth Streaming “In Trance”

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Guitar legend Uli Jon Roth is streaming a re-working of classic Scorpions tracks “In Trance” here, both off Scorpions Revisited, a highly-anticipated brand new double album of 19 re-invented Scorpions tracks, in physical format on March 10 via UDR Music.

Stream “Catch Your Train” here.

Catch ULI JON ROTH supporting Scorpions Revisited on the Extreme Guitar Tour now:

2015 ULI JON ROTH US Tour Dates – Extreme Guitar Tour:

Feb 06: Tupelo Music Hall – Londonderry, NH
Feb 07: The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NH
Feb 08: BB King’s – Manhattan, NY
Feb 09: The Empire – Springfield, VA
Feb 11: The Scene – Kansas City, MO
Feb 12: Trees – Dallas, TX
Feb 12: The Concert Pub North – Houston, TX

Track listing – CD1:
1. The Sails Of Charon
2. Longing For Fire
3. Crying Days
4. Virgin Killer
5. In Trance
6. Sun In My Hand
7. Yellow Raven
8. Polar Nights
9. Dark Lady

Track listing – CD2:
1. Catch Your Train
2. Evening Wind
3. All Night Long
4. We’ll Burn In The Sky
5. Pictured Life
6. Hell Cat
7. Life’s Like A River
8. Drifting Sun
9. Rainbow Dream Prelude
10. Fly To The Rainbow

“The material for this double CD was recorded last year in the same hall in Hanover that we used for the Scorpions rehearsals 1973-1978,” explains Roth. “Together with an amazing bunch of very talented young musicians, I revisited my personal favourites from the early Scorpions period, some of which were written in that same hall. It was an emotional few days and I am very pleased with the results in more ways than one. The idea was to stay truthful to the original spirit of the music, while also putting a new slant on it whenever it felt like the right thing to do. I feel we really succeeded in this and I’m very excited about this project. It was a intense journey into the past and I think we really managed to bring the songs back to life with a vengeance.”

The band which performed with Roth for these historic shows was Nathan James (vocals), Jamie Little (drums), Ule W. Ritgen (bass), Niklas Turmann (guitar, vocals), Corvin Bahn (keyboards, vocals) and David Klosinski (guitar).

Uli Jon Roth Releasing Scorpions Revisited, Tour Dates Released

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Uli Jon Roth is releasing his brand new double album of 19 re-invented Scorpions tracks, entitled Scorpions Revisited, on March 10, 2015 via UDR, The Home Of Legends.

Track listing – CD1:
1. The Sails Of Charon
2. Longing For Fire
3. Crying Days
4. Virgin Killer
5. In Trance
6. Sun In My Hand
7. Yellow Raven
8. Polar Nights
9. Dark Lady

Track listing – CD2:
1. Catch Your Train
2. Evening Wind
3. All Night Long
4. We’ll Burn In The Sky
5. Pictured Life
6. Hell Cat
7. Life’s Like A River
8. Drifting Sun
9. Rainbow Dream Prelude
10. Fly To The Rainbow

“The material for this double CD was recorded last year in the same hall in Hanover that we used for the Scorpions rehearsals 1973-1978,” explains Roth. “Together with an amazing bunch of very talented young musicians, I revisited my personal favourites from the early Scorpions period, some of which were written in that same hall. It was an emotional few days and I am very pleased with the results in more ways than one. The idea was to stay truthful to the original spirit of the music, while also putting a new slant on it whenever it felt like the right thing to do. I feel we really succeeded in this and I’m very excited about this project. It was a intense journey into the past and I think we really managed to bring the songs back to life with a vengeance.”

The band which performed with Roth for these historic shows was Nathan James (vocals), Jamie Little (drums), Ule W. Ritgen (bass), Niklas Turmann (guitar, vocals), Corvin Bahn (keyboards, vocals) and David Klosinski (guitar).

2015 ULI JON ROTH US Tour Dates:
JANUARY
Jan 21: Mainstage – Ramona, CA
Jan 22: House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
Jan 23: House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
Jan 24: Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV
Jan 25: Rock Star Bar – San Josè, CA
Jan 26: Tonic – Portland, OR
Jan 27: Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
Jan 29: The Garage – Moorehead, MN
Jan 30: POVS – Spring Lake Park, MN
Jan 31: Arcada Theatre – St. Charles, IL

FEBRUARY
Feb 01: Reggie’s (& Sky Academy) – Chicago, IL
Feb 02: Token Lounge – Detroit, MI
Feb 03: Mod Club – Toronto, ON
Feb 04: Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
Feb 05: Infinity Hall – Hartford, CT
Feb 06: Tupelo Music Hall – Londonderry, NH
Feb 07: The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NH
Feb 08: BB King’s – Manhattan, NY
Feb 09: The Empire – Springfield, VA

2015 ULI JON ROTH International Tour Dates:
Feb 19: Bottom Line – Nagoya, Japan
Feb 20: Nakano Sun Plaza Hall – Tokyo, Japan
Feb 22: Quattro – Osaka, Japan

Apr 11: Full Metal Cruise II –
to Mediterranian Sea –
Apr 16: Plama de Mallorca/Barcelona/Ibiza

Apr 24: Keep it True Festival – Lauda-Königshofen, Germany
May 22: Alte Molkerei – Bocholt, Germany
May 23: Alte Molkerei – Bocholt, Germany
May 22: Balver Höhle – Balve, Germany

Aug 27: – Full Metal Cruise III –
to North Sea –
Aug 31: Kiel/Copenhaven/Gothenburg/Hamburg

 

Extreme Guitar Tour 2015 Dates Announced

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The Paramour Group and JAAB Productions present the Extreme Guitar Tour 2015, featuring Uli Jon Roth, Vinnie Moore, Craig Goldy and Black Knights Rising (Goldy, Vinnie Appice on drums, Mark Boals on vocals, Allesandro Bertoni on keyboards and Dean Guitars CEO Elliot Rubinson on bass). Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple) and Canadian rockers Old James will be opening every show. Dates are below.

Special guests Joe Lynn Turner* (Rainbow, Deep Purple) Canadian rockers Old James will be opening every show.

Jan 21: Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA *
Jan 22: House of Blues – Anaheim, CA *
Jan 23: House of Blues – Hollywood, CA *
Jan 24: Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV *
Jan 25: Rock Star Bar – San Jose, CA
Jan 26: Tonic – Portland, OR
Jan 27: Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
Jan 29: The Garage – Moorehead, MN
Jan 30: POVS – Spring Lake Park, MN
Jan 31: Arcade Theater – St Charles, IL
Feb 01: Reggies – Chicago, IL
Feb 02: Token Lounge – Detroit, MI
Feb 03: Mod Club – Toronto, ON
Feb 04: Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
Feb 05: Infinity Hall – Hartford, CT
Feb 06: Tupelo Music Hall – Londonderry, NH
Feb 07: The Chance – Poughkeepsie NY
Feb 08: BB Kings – New York, NY
Feb 09: Empire – Springfield, VA

*Joe Lynn Turner appears on this date

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Guitar Gods – Michael Amott Talks Hero Worship

 

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Michael Amott is a busy guy who loves to play guitar and tour the world. He is in the midst of releasing the latest Arch Enemy record, War Eternal (Century Media), which he will be supporting at least for the next two years.

But aside from this, he keeps busy doing music with his other band Spiritual Beggars, which he had been doing for a while and did some touring with as well over the past year.

 

We put out a new record last year. I toured in Europe with that band. We went to Japan a couple of times.”

 

I’m always doing stuff. I like to stay busy. I do have a lot of music. I don’t have anything else going on in my life. It’s all about music. I don’t have any career or job. I don’t have any hobbies. I play music. It’s just me and my guitar.”

 

His playing style has become influential upon countless musicians within the modern heavy metal genre, with his melodic overtones within an aggressive sound that he played in Carcass, Arch Enemy and Spiritual Beggars.

 

 

Over the past 15 years, he has encountered countless fans that pay homage to him and his music that has inspired their own respective music, as well as a legion of fans who simply love his music alone.

It’s a huge compliment. I really appreciate that and I hope that every time somebody comes up and tells me that, I have time to talk to them. I love talking to other musicians, of course, and to inspire some of them out there. It’s a huge honor.”

 

I have my favorites that have inspired me and I’ve met a few of them. I’ve hung out with Dave Mustaine, Kerry King…these guys inspired me and also some of the older style players like Michael Schenker, Leslie West, Uli Jon Roth and Frank Marino. I’ve met all of these guys and told them how much they’ve inspired me and asked them a bunch of questions about how they do stuff, like why did you do this, what did you use there, what pedal was that, what kind of bridge was that. They were really friendly and cool to me, so I try to give back as much as I can. I just see it as a mutual respect. The guitar is a really difficult instrument to play and I respect everyone and treat everyone as an equal.”

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As told to REI NISHIMOTO