Legendary British Blues Rock band Savoy Brown led by founding member Kim Simmonds, announces the August 28 release of their exciting new album, “Ain’t Done Yet”, on Quarto Valley Records. The new album follows Savoy Brown’s critically acclaimed 2019 album, “City Night.” The CD and vinyl editions of the album can be pre-ordered from Amazon at http://smarturl.it/AintDoneYet.
“The new album continues the approach I’ve been taking with the band this past decade,” says guitarist/singer/songwriter Kim Simmonds, who formed the band in 1965 in London, England, and is one of the longest running Blues Rock bands in existence. “The big difference with the new album is the multi-layer approach I took to recording the guitar parts. It’s all blues-based rock music. I try to find new and progressive ways to write and play the music I’ve loved since I was a young teenager.”
Energetic blues has been the calling card of the band from the beginning. Blues Rock became the catch-all phrase in the late 1960s to describe the band’s music along with that of contemporaries including Cream, Fleetwood Mac, and Jimi Hendrix.
Along the way, Savoy Brown has toured continuously, making it one of the longest running blues rock bands in existence. Through the years, the band has headlined concerts at many prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, the Fillmore East, the Fillmore West, and London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall.
Savoy Brown, having established national status in the 1970s, provided other groups opportunity. Kiss opened the bill on a Savoy Brown national tour as did ZZ Top, The Doobie Brothers and many, many more acts.
A resident of the USA since 1980, bandleader Simmonds has received many accolades himself. These include placement on the front cover of Guitar Player magazine, enshrinement on the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame and acceptance in many regional “Halls of Fame” in the USA and Canada.
The British R&B boom of the early 1960s led directly to the British Blues Explosion in 1968. The original London R&B boom led by The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Yardbirds, Pretty Things and, to some extent, The Beatles, quickly moved into mainstream pop and left a vacuum in the London clubs.
This vacuum, in London, was filled in the mid-1960s by John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers featuring Eric Clapton and Savoy Brown’s Blues Band featuring Kim Simmonds.
New Album “Moments” Out Aug 28th via Rockshots Records
Italian power metallers From The Depth are sharing their first single "Spread Your Fire" off their second full-length album “Moments” set for release on August 28, 2020 via Rockshots Records. The track is the heaviest song off the album.
The band adds:
"This is a very “motivational” song in terms of lyrics, we always try to give good messages to our fans and this is no exception. The way to find your inner strengths can be hard and full of barriers, but you don’t have to fear them, you must fight and react to reach your goals. The motivational mood of the lyrics perfectly fits the heavy riffing of the song without neglecting melody and the overall harmony mindset that’s our real “trade-mark”.
Listen to "Spread You Fire" at the following links:
Punchy and aggressive, fans who have been waiting since 2014’s EP “Perseverance”, are now rewarded with From The Depth's new 10 track album. Entitled “Moments”, the full length is a series of personal occasions in the band members' lives that they are reliving through their music, from hard times to the anniversary of the group forming. In the band’s own words:
“'Moments' is a way to celebrate relevant memories and episodes of everyday life while time passes by. Each aspect of the production has been taken care of with extreme attention to detail from song structure to the final master; nothing has been left to chance and we did our best to get out the most from each session during songwriting.”
After years of hard times, they are now fully operational with a killer stable lineup, and with the new partnership with Rockshots Records, From the Depth is ready to show fans what they have been working on. Starting as a power metal cover band with a distinct “melodic mindset”, From The Depth has come a long way since 2008, and the maturity and refinement really show in this new chapter.
Fans of Firewind, Kamelot, and Labyrinth, pre-order for “Moments” HERE.
1. Immortal (4:55)
2. Spread Your Fire (4:55)
3. Ten Years (5:09)
4. Streets of Memory (4:20)
5. Hypnos (1:51)
6. Forget and Survive (4:48)
7. Just Ice (7:46)
8. Missed (4:51)
9. A Matter of Time (5:47)
10. Somewhere (4:22)
Album Length: 48:48
Recorded at Domination Studio and Angle Room Studio.
Mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio.
Artwork by Péter Sallai
FTD logo by Jen Scarlet
Band pic by Emiliano Paola
Vocals: Raffaele “Raffo” Albanese
Bass: Santo Clemenzi
Guitars: Alessandro Cattani
Guitars: Raffaele “Raffo” Albanese (on “Streets of Memory”)
Drums: Cristiano Battini
Davide Castro (on “Somewhere”, “Streets of Memory”, “Spread Your Fire”, “A Matter of Time”, “Ten Years” ending theme, “Immortal” cinematic break)
Andrea De Paoli (on “Ten Years”, “Forget and Survive”, “Missed”, “A Matter of Time”)
Oreste Giacomini (on “Immortal”)
Backing vocals and choirs: Raffaele “Raffo” Albanese, Roberto Tiranti, Giacomo Voli, Ros Crash, Angelo Guidetti, Marco Spitale, Stefano Nüsperli, Santo Clemenzi, Jennifer Ferretti, Marco Olmedi.
Ending choirs vocal line on “Immortal” by Alessandro Karabelas.
From The Depth was formed officially at the end of 2008. In 2010, with their first solid line-up, they released the demo “The Will To Be The Flame”, which quickly sold out.
In 2011 the band signed with Rising Records for the release of their first studio album “Back To Life”, published and released worldwide in November of the same year. Meanwhile, they attended many European festivals playing alongside bands such as Megadeth, Sonata Arctica, Overkill, King Diamond, Iced Earth, Moonspell, Lordi, Sabaton, Rhapsody Of Fire, Dragonforce and more.
Between 2013 and 2015 the band went through some line-up changes, but slowly, during live shows, they started the writing process for the "Back To Life" successor. By the end of 2016, a new limited edition EP was published with the name of “Perseverance”.
From 2018 the actual stable line-up is in place and after some live gigs the band focused on studio material to finalize "Moments". The album was mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio in January 2020 and features, among others, musicians like Roberto Tiranti and Giacomo Voli. While working on new material, the band leveraged new members' ideas to write even more songs, and a new album is already written and in the early stage of production.
Lately, the band is also remixing and remastering "Back To Life" which is waiting for a new release, scheduled for the 10-year anniversary of the album in 2021.
Our lifestyles are forged in rock, our world is changing and through changes in culture emerges new talent, new music and new scenes. Legends are great and hold a special place in all our lives, but it’s the fresh bands who will spearhead the future. This new exciting scene, typified by bands appearing on the New Wave of Classic Rock Facebook group and Hard Rock Hell Radio, needs to be brought to visibility and amplified on every platform worldwide to create a unique circle of talent which will forge the future in this new modern style n sound of classic rock.
Tickets and packages are available right now on www.hrhnwocr.com
HRH are taking that leap of faith and bringing the cream of NWOCR bands together for one incredible weekend where they are the headliners within their own right. We want to kickstart 2021 with a new positive framework that’s all about the music and more importantly all about the fans. HRH NWOCR will be a 2-day, 2-arena affair with nothing but NWOCR artists. The event will take place on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th January 2021 @ the 02 Academy Leicester where we call upon everyone to come and support the next generation. The event itself will be broadcast live on Hard Rock Hell Radio worldwide as it happens and we will be inviting all bands to get involved in an Amazon Rockumentary which will be getting shot over the weekend which will have one sole purpose – to amplify the scene worldwide and bring it all to visibility.
If you are as passionate as the bands and true NWOCR fans, and want to support putting the scene where it should be, then this is it – get involved, feel the community, enjoy the music and let’s protect the future of music together.
We are stoked to announce some of the top names in the genre – spearheading the future of rock at HRH NWOCR.
Ask the new wave of rock fans which band are leading the way for the new breed of classic rock – and you’ll hear the same name crop up over and over again – Massive Wagons. Piloted by one of the most charismatic frontmen in rock, Baz Mills, the 5-piece from Lancaster have kicked off their second decade as a band with a bang – their brand new album “House of Noise” is due out in July, and the latest single is, as everyone kinda expected, a stunning rock’n’roll earworm! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a33qdeM3XjU
Although slow starters – they took until their 6th year as a band to release debut album “Half Way Home” to stunning reviews – Bad Touch have been making up for it ever since and have just released their 4th album in just 5 years. “Kiss The Sky” is a masterclass in heavy swaggering blues-rock and firmly places the band in the leading pack of the NWOCR movement. Having toured with the likes of The Quireboys, Skid Row, and FM the lads are one of the most active on the live circuit and are sure to shake the O2 Academy Leicester to its very core. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6tXao6t79I
Success may have been a long time coming – but ozzies Massive are reaping the rewards for 8 years of recording and touring at full-throttle. Brad and the lads see the UK as their second home and love nothing more than filling our ears with hard-hitting rock’n’roll. They cemented their reputation by being hand-picked by The Quireboys as support for their 30th “A Bit of What You Fancy” 30th Anniversary UK Tour for 2021. Checkout this cracker from Massive’s latest album “Rebuild Destroy”… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLRXo0S63qE
At the heavier end of the NWOCR spectrum, South Wales’ finest Florence Black have honed their original classic round sound into a power-house depth-charge no better showcased than on their collaboration with Skindred’s Benji Webbe with 2017’s Gunshot. With a reputation for incendiary live sets that take the alternative sensibilities of the grunge era and marry them with a no-nonsense heavy rock attack that leaves you in no doubt that this 3-piece take no prisoners, we can’t wait for them to take to the main stage on Saturday at HRH NWOCR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4OnYlJz0rU
Now a finely-tuned 4-piece, Ryders Creed have been at the forefront of the NWOCR ever since their triumph in HRH’s Highway to Hell in 2017 catapulted them to a wider audience – their reputation as a superb live band already sealed in their formative years. Now 2 albums into their recording career, the lads from Staffordshire are looking forward to showcasing “Lost Souls” released earlier this year on the road – and where better than on the main stage at the very first HRH NWOCR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuh0o3ZxLBc
Leicester based SKAM will play with home advantage as one of the local contingent of bands at HRH NWOCR. The hard rock trio have cemented their place at the top table of the new wave of UK rock bands with 3 incredible studio albums to date plus stunning appearances at Wildfire, Steelhouse, Ramblin’ Man and of course our very own Hard Rock Hell. Their 3rd album “The Amazing Memoirs of Geoffrey Goddard” is a masterpiece of conceptual hard rock that shows all other bands how to present and deliver a rock album – rightly being held in high esteem by outlets such as Planet Rock Radio and Classic Rock Magazine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWDaUR0sIyA
Another of the local brotherhood of bands to take to the main stage in January will be Hell’s Addiction. 10 years into their career, they describe themselves as “the bastard child of an illicit three-way between Skid Row, early Guns N’Roses and AC/DC” – which any fan will tell you is hard to argue with. However, the band are much more than that – live they exude confidence professionalism and talent – but it’s on their latest recordings that their upward trajectory will be accelerated into orbit. Latest EP V1.0 is simply mind-blowing, and we can’t wait to hear what the lads have in store for 2021! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn2O1a3ejNY
Cambridgeshire based Hollowstar are the relative newcomers here, only being 5 years and one album into their short but explosive career. Their self-titled debut long-player from 2019 caught the imagination and ears of the NWOCR community and has set the band up to hit heights that might even surpass the bigger names of the scene. Fronted by the effervescent Joe Bonson, the guys take to the main stage on Sunday at the O2 Academy in Leicester for one of their biggest appearances yet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhTl-3c-8I8
Headlining the second stage each day are Ethyrfield and Trident Waters, and we are extremely proud to be able to bring you The City Kids – a modern take on punk ‘n’ roll from members of The Main Grains, Warrior Soul, Falling Red and Tigertailz.
Also appearing at HRH NWOCR are Matt Mitchell and The Coldhearts, Empyre, Gorilla Riot, Molly Karloff, DeVience, Liberty Lies, Dig Lazarus, Blind River, Twister, Thirteen Stars, Old Glory and The Black Riviera, Weston Rd, Cloverhill and last but not least Fires of Freya.
Early bird tickets are on sale at the unbelievable rate of only 25 GBP per person with no booking fee for the whole weekend where we will see 30 bands giving it their all. 2-day hotel packages are also available at killer rates for both Classic packages and Royalty if you fancy the extras of an upstairs seated balcony, private bar, security and toilets as well as access into the private HRH NWOCR Unplugged sessions.