8 aprile 2016

Cloudscape - Voice of Reason ( 2016 ) Great Prog Metal from Sweden !

 Nuovo album per la band svedese Cloudscape.

CLOUDSCAPE - Voice Of Reason

Swedish progressive power metallers CLOUDSCAPE announce the release of their fifth studioalbum "Voice Of Reason" on January 8:th, 2016.

To get a little taste of what will come, we give you the first single "A New Design"

Since the release of ”New Era” (2012) Cloudscape have done several liveshows to promote the New Era album and in February/March 2014 Cloudscape joined forces with symphonic progband ”Royal Hunt” and did a 3.5 week long European tour ´visiting 17 cities for shows all over Europe and also released a very limited ”best of” album entitled ”Touring Europe with A Blast From The Past”. However, the songwriting for their 5th album to be entitled ”Voice Of Reason” started in 2013 and have since then been going on in a nice pace with a certain goal to create an album with strong melodies, dynamic songs and more hard-hitting metal songs. Voice Of reason is also the first album in the Cloudscape discography to have a titletrack. The song is very dynamic, progressive and majestic and musically it shows exactly what Cloudscape is all about all wrapped into 1 song. Voice Of Reason consists of 8 songs and it follows the traditional Cloudscape style and trademark and also flirts a bit with the early days plus takes a step further to new unexplored territories for the band. The band is very excited to release Voice Of Reason and to promote the album live on stage. All artwork is once again created by Mattias Nor´en (ProgArt) and Voice Of Reason was mixed and mastered at RoastingHouse Studios by Anders ”Theo” Theander.

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Jimmie Van Zant has passed away in hospice care. God Bless...

Jimmie Van Zant  has passed away in hospice care

Jimmie Van Zant has passed away in hospice care today from Liver cancer.  It has been confirmed by his family on his Facebook page.  The Daily Banner spoke with Van Zant’s booking agency, Artists International Management  regarding Jimmie’s passing.  Mark Lyman of Artists International Management expressed the companies sadness at the news of Jimmie’s passing and said he was a great guy to work with and he will be missed.  He also wanted the family to know they are sending their prayers.
Sources close to the family say Van Zant passed away while holding the hand of his beloved wife.

The cousin of the iconic Van Zant’s has been battling liver cancer for several years.  He had been awaiting a liver transplant for a few years and there were several benefit concerts held in support of his fight for life where other music artists gave of their time and talent to help him.
The Van Zant family has seen their share of tragedy when they lost Ronnie Van Zant, the founder of Lynyrd Skynyrd and other band members were killed in a plane crash in 1977.  Jimmie is the cousin to the Van Zant’s and grew up right down the road from them.  He too entered the music business and made a name for himself touring around the United States for several years.  Known in the southern rock genre, many fans are praying for Jimmie’s gentle transition to the afterlife and are getting ready to say goodbye to one of their favorite performers and an all around good guy.  Below is one of his music video’s, a song about an unfinished life.  Sometimes they say art imitates life and in this case life is imitating art.

Jimmie Van Zant has passed away in hospice care in Florida. The Daily Banner wants to offer their prayers to the Van Zant family, friends and fans at this very sad time.

6 febbraio 2016

Smokey Fingers: al lavoro sul secondo album !

Dopo il grande successo di pubblico e crtitica dell'album di debutto Columbus Way (mia recensione qui ) i Lodigiani Smokey Fingers sono al lavoro presso gli studi di Tanzan Music per ultimare le registrazioni del nuovo album previsto in uscita nel corso del 2016.

Nuovi aggiornamenti in futuro.