LEADER OF DOWN

 

            ‚Cascade Into Chaos‘

 

               Previous unreleased songs

                  of Würzel and Lemmy

 

               Motörhead influence unmistakably

  Cleopatra Records / VÖ: 02. November 2018

 

 

 

 

 

The brainchild of Grammy nominated former Motörhead guitarist Würzel and bass player Tim Atkinson who after forming the band Leader of Down in 2008 busied themselves in a London rehearsal studio writing dozens of tracks in preparation for recording an album. They then recruited drummer, Steve Clarke (Ex Fastway) to join the ranks and continue preparing for the debut album “Cascade Into Chaos”.

 

 

 

The name Leader of Down came from Würzel mishearing the lyrics to the Status Quo track “Down, Down”. Würzel found this extremely funny as he had been singing the wrong words “Down Down, Leader of Down” for over 30 years.

 

“Cascade into Chaos” is named after a phrase that Würzel and Tim liked during the initial songwriting sessions, it seemed a very obvious choice and was the only title that the two of them ever really discussed.

 

 

 

The band started recording the initial tracks for the album which included a reworking of Würzel’s solo release from the 80’s “People say I’m Crazy” .These initial sessions also included a track that was always intended for Lemmy to sing on, as Würzel said “ We think it would suit him”. This track eventually became “Paradise Turned Into Dust” with Lemmy finishing his recording at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles in 2015 shortly before his own passing, at a very emotional session with Tim Atkinson and Steve Clarke. Unmistakably Lemmy Kilmister with his unique voice on Laugh At The Devil.

 

 

 

“LIVE AT WACKEN 2017 - 28 YEARS LOUDER THAN HELL”

 

TO BE RELEASED ON JULY 20th

 

Silver Lining Music - Wacken Records release to contain performances from Accept, Europe, Heaven Shall Burn, Kreator and Apocalyptica and more

 

 With Motörhead/Megadeth /NOFX producer Cameron Webb expertly handling the mix and Mastered by Andrew Alekel (Motorhead/Clutch/Fu Manchu) Live At Wacken 2017 features 45 crunching cuts from the likes of Europe, Kreator, Apocalyptica, Uli Jon Roth, Candlemass, Max & Igor Cavalera and Turbonegro. The collection also features one of the most stirring festival moments ever captured - the voices of 60,000 Wackenites singing Motörhead’s superb cover of “Heroes” in tribute to Lemmy, the dearly departed (and sorely missed) godfather of rock & metal music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loreena McKennitt

Lost Souls set for May 11th release

 

First original album since 2006

 

 

 

 Loreena McKennitt’s new album, Lost Souls – her first recording of original music since the 2006 An Ancient Muse  will be released internationally on Friday May 11, 2018.

 

 

 

Produced by the award-winning Canadian singer/composer herself, Lost Souls is an eclectic tapestry of songs drawn from a wide range of influences, including the Celtic and Middle Eastern with which she has long been identified.

 

 

 

 

 

                           Judas Priest

                             Firepower

                 Release: 9 March 2018

 

Judas Priest is releasing another smash album.

Firepower - the name says it all

 

 

 

 

 

SAXON

 

‘THUNDERBOLT’

 

 2nd FEBRUARY 2018

 

 

 

SAXON isn’t wasting any time in 2018. Following the critically acclaimed release of ‘Battering Ram’ in 2015, the heavy metal giants are set to release their latest studio album, Thunderbolt, on February 2,2018.

 

 

 

The new album Thunderbolt will feature original Artwork by long time Saxon collaborator Paul Raymond Gregory.

 

 

 

“This is album 22 and it's called Thunderbolt.  It's a Storming Smashing Thundering collection of tracks we've been crafting with Producer, Andy Sneap and it's finished ready to be unleashed. 

 

Stand clear and fasten your seat belts!” says Biff Byford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   RONNIE JAMES DIO HOLOGRAM TOUR

 

        ‘DIO Returns: The Tour’

 

Starts with a kick off in Germany on Dec 6th 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Live music’s premier hologram production company Eyellusion kicks off the “DIO Returns: The Tour,” featuring a hologram of Ronnie James Dio reunited with the late rock star’s former bandmates from the DIO Band. The tour will have more stops all around , kicking off in Bochum, Germany on December 6. It marks the first tour of its kind, breaking new ground just as Dio did throughout an accomplished career as a lead singer and songwriter in defining bands such as Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell and DIO.

 

After debuting at the Wacken Festival in Germany last year, a hologram of the late heavy-metal singer Ronnie James Dio will set out on a world tour backed by musicians who played with him. The “DIO Returns” Tour will feature Dio’s actual live vocals, with the DIO Band playing live, featuring Craig Goldy on guitar, Simon Wright on drums, Scott Warren on keyboards and Bjorn Englen on bass. Veteran metal vocalist Tim Ripper Owens will also perform, with singer Oni Logan also joining on select dates. The Ronnie James Dio Hologram will perform for the majority of the show, treating fans to an alternating set list that will feature songs such as Rainbow In The Dark, We Rock, Neon Nights, King of Rock & Roll, Man On The Silver Mountain, Heaven & Hell, Holy Diver and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORBID ANGEL

 

KINGDOMS DISDAINED

 

Release: December 1st, 2017

 

 

 

 

The band’s 9th studio album will be released worldwide on Dec 1st, reuniting guitarist and founder Trey Azagthoth with bassist and vocalist Steve Tucker to create this world beating apocalyptic soundtrack.

 

 

 

Just one play of Morbid Angel’s searing, incendiary Kingdoms Disdained, and you’ll realize that this is the only true current aural document of a world sinking into uncharted despair.  “The album title says it all,” states Tucker, “everybody’s fed up and nobody can figure out how to fix it. We’ve got all these miniature wars in neighbourhoods, cities, countries, and we’ve got people with varying opinions causing chaos, yet everyone is doing what they feel is right. Which all makes it feels like the world has reached a point of utter madness and confusion.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

              Gene Simmons

 

                          The Vault

 

Gene Simmons has finally announced his long-gestating The Vault box set — a once in a lifetime experience and a must have for all KISS fans

 

The 150-song collection of “never-released-before songs written and performed by Simmons,” which features “notable rock ‘n’ roll artists including member of Kiss past and present,” won’t be available in stores. The set is being sold exclusively online, and each copy will be delivered to you personally by Simmons in one of three increasingly expensive ways.

For $2,000, you can attend one of 21 “Vault Experience” events across the world. In addition to the personalized and autographed box set — which is “packaged in a massive 12” x 12” x 6” leather-bound commemorative book featuring dozens of never-seen-before images of Simmons over his 50-year career” — fans will be treated to a “songs and stories” playback and Q&A session, and granted one-on-one photo, autograph and video time with Simmons.

For $25,000, you can attend one of 11 “Producer Experience” events, which include everything above plus “an intimate hour in a recording studio with Gene listening to tracks from The Vault” and an executive producer’s credit on the set itself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNIHILATOR

 

FOR THE DEMENTED

November 3rd, 2017

 

 

 

Since 1989, Canada’s ANNIHILATOR have not stopped putting out records and touring the world. 

 

Despite the ever-changing climate of the Metal World , Jeff Waters and company have consistently delivered classic albums since the band’s debut “Alice In Hell”: there was 1990’s best-selling “Never, Neverland”,  1995’s “King of The Kill”, “Schizo Deluxe” in 2005, and many other critically-acclaimed releases up until 2015’s “Suicide Society.” The ‘under-the-radar’ influence of this band, and writer/guitarist/vocalist Jeff Waters, has been felt throughout the entire realm of the metal world by a ton of well-known musicians and bands that influence also stretching into the hard rock and instrumentalist genre.

 

 

 

ANNIHILATOR’s main man Jeff Waters, in his usual humble manner, offers this in response: “My music has been influenced by a good hundred of my favorite bands and musicians; you can hear their contributions to what I have been doing all throughout ANNIHILATOR’s catalogue. It’s a bonus and an honor when bands and musicians I love mention that I had something to do with their playing or songs!”

 

 

 

 

 

EUROPE

 

WALK THE EARTH

 

20th October 2017

 

 

 

 

Europe are pleased to announce the release of a new studio album “Walk The Earth” on the 20th October 2017.

 

 

 

If Europe’s 2015 album “War Of Kings” was the album that made the rock world realise what a formidable act Europe had become then “Walk The Earth” is the album that is set to establish the band as one of the most exciting contemporary rock acts of current times.

 

 

 

The new album ‘Walk The Earth’ will feature original artwork by famed Los Angeles artist Mike Sportes of Filth Mart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

 

                                   MOTÖRHEAD

                        Under Cöver

 

Motörhead to release Under Cöver on September 1st, 2017

 

 

ONE THING Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee liked to do over their years together in Motörhead, was grab a favourite song by another artist and give it a good old fashioned ‘Motörheading’.  To run them through the Motörizer if you will.  To rock them, roll them and even give them an extra twist and edge.

 

 

In celebration of some of those finest moments, the band will release Under Cöver, a collection of some of their best covers, and a collection which will include the previously unreleased version of David Bowie’s timeless classic “Heroes”.  Recorded during the Bad Magic sessions in 2015 by Cameron Webb, and was one of the last songs the band recorded together.

 

To that ethic, the rest of the album contains loud and proud, raucous and raging Rock ‘N’ Roll takes on the likes of “God Save The Queen” (Sex Pistols), “Cat Scratch Fever” (Ted Nugent), “Rockaway Beach,” (The Ramones), Breaking The Law” (Judas Priest) and “Whiplash” (Metallica).

 

EUROPE

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN 30th ANNIVERSARY SHOW - LIVE AT THE ROUNDHOUSE


 

 

 

 

On July  21st, 2017 rock’n’roll legends EUROPE released their unique show of their 30th Anniversary Final Countdown Tour, recorded aut the famous  Roundhouse in London. 30 years have gone by but the band is as good as ever - platinum awards for their album and the band still belongs to the top classic rock bands worldwide.

 

 

 

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                Live At Wacken 2016 

 

 

                     27 Years Faster: Harder: Louder

Be ready for it: Wacken 2016 is coming into your home. Wacken Feeling in your own four walls -  it can't get better, faster, harder or louder. As Lemmy always stated: if the music is too loud, you are too old. Enjoy the ultimate digipack for all fans of heavy metal and hard rock and of course, for all fans of Wacken - the biggest metal festival! The best perfomances of 2016 released on July 21st, 2017 on DVD/CD. Maybe buy Wellingtons and the feeling is even more authentic :-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUMPKINS UNITED WORLD TOUR 2017/2018

Helloween

Fantastic Helloween will please their fans with their  Pumpkin United World Tour, starting in October 2017. Next to Andi Deris, Michael Weikath, Markus Großkopf, Dani Löble annd Sascha Gerstner the extra include Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen. And all of them will rock not only the stage.  This will be special, wonderful, extreme and loud: you can't top this!!!!

 

 

Beatrix Players 'Magnified'

Release 31.March 2017

Beatrix Players are a London-based all-female trio who make florid, adventurous music that operates at the interface between folk, singer-songwriter acoustica, prog and quasi-classical baroque chamber pop. There is a light, translucent quality to the music, and yet when it is not being hushed and reverent, it has the attack and thrust, the surging dynamism, of rock. It can be soft and intimate, but it can also be fiery and intense, epic and immense. There are tempestuous passages in their music that you can imagine being delivered by traditional rock instrumentation but it is the very absence of guitars and drums that means that there is nobody out there quite like Beatrix Players.

 

 Loreena McKennitt

Book Of Secrets and Live in Paris And Toronto Live

First time ever on Vinyl released on April 7th, 2017.

The fantastic artist, touring Europe right now in spring 2017 give the fans another goodie in releasing her wonderful songs on vinyl.

 

 

UDR MUSIC TO RELEASE DOUBLE-ALBUM COMPILATION FOR THE HOLIDAYS on 16. December 2016

 

When The Sky Comes Looking For You brings together some of the most energetic, important and influential hard rock, heavy metal and punk music to be found anywhere today over the span of one disc containing studio selections and another containing live cuts which total over two hours of music. Featuring giants like Motörhead, Saxon, Alice Cooper, Uli Jon Roth, Europe and Skid Row, cult heroes such as Girlschool, Ministry, Annihilator, Danko Jones and Bonfire, plus brave new warriors Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, Barb Wire Dolls, Seek Irony, C.O.P. UK, Jeff Angell’s Staticland, BlackRain and The Scintilla Project, When The Sky Comes Looking For You is a highlight of rocking treats for any self-respecting music lover who wants some top-notch entertainment with attitude and panache.

 

 

 

 

 

UDR MUSIC/MOTÖRHEAD MUSIC TO RELEASE BOX-SET OF MOTÖRHEAD ALBUMS FOR THE HOLIDAYS on December 16, 2016

 

On December 16th UDR Music & Motörhead Music will release WAKE THE DEAD, a special edition box-set containing  The Wörld Is Yours, Aftershock and Bad Magic. These hugely successful symbols of the mighty force that Motörhead was, until founder, frontman and legend Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister sadly passed away in December 2015, will be presented in a special clam-shell box, with the cover highlighting Lemmy’s famous doodles from those album eras.

 

 

 

 

 

Alice Cooper - Raise The Dead - Live From Wacken, special compilation to be released on December 16, 2016 via UDR

 

 

 

Raise The Dead - Live From Wacken was the first in a series of legendary Wacken performances to be released, which are to be directly related to the Wacken Foundation. The Wacken Foundation is a nonprofit organization, assisting young Hard Rock and Heavy Metal artists on their way to success. As UDR Music met with Alice about the project he was immediately enthusiastic and confirmed his participation – part of the profit will be donated directly to the Wacken Foundation.

 

 

 

 

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS TO RELEASE DEBUT EP ON MOTÖRHEAD MUSIC

 

                              18 November 2016

 

 

 The legendary Motörhead guitarist, Phil Campbell, has teamed up with his sons Todd, Dane and Tyla, plus vocalist Neil Starr, to record their debut self-titled 5-track EP, which will be released by Motörhead Music on November 18th, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

SAXON TO RELEASE NEW DOUBLE-LIVE ALBUM

 

Let Me Feel Your Power

 

Release date:  Oct 7th, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

British NWOBHM legends Saxon will unleash Let Me Feel Your Power, their 10th live album, on October 7th via UDR Music The 16 track album was recorded in Munich during November 2015 and Brighton in January 2016, with bonus materials from Chicago in September 2015Let Me Feel Your Power will be available in several formats, including DVD/2CDs, Blu-Ray/2CDs, digital download and a deluxe vinyl version which will also include the Blu-Ray and 2CDs (limited to 1500 copies).

 

 

 

Seek Irony

"Tech N Roll"

Release: 29 July 2016

 

Loreena McKennitt

Vinyl Release

'The Visit' (25th Anniversary)

Release: 24 June 2016

 

Motörhead

"Clean Your Clock"

DVD/CD last live concert recording Munich 2015

Release: 10 June 2016

 

Buffalo Summer

'Second Sun'

Release: 20 May 2016

 

Gutterdämmerung

Black and White loudest silent movie on earth by

Bjorn Tagemose

Avant Premiere 6 May 2016 in Berlin at White Trash

 

 

Full Metal Mountain

Ski/Music power Event in Nassfeld / Austria

28 March - 3 April 2016

 

Hämatom

'Wir Sind Gott'

Release: 25 March 2016

 

Black Rain

"Released"

Release: 25 March 2016

 

Loreena McKennitt

Vinyl

"Troubadours On The Rhine'

Release: 3 March 2016

 

Danko Jones

"Live At Wacken"

DVD

Release: 29 January 2016

 

C.O.P. UK

"No Place For Heaven'

Release: 22 January 2016

 

 

 

2016 - another year with loads of good music - but without Lemmy

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is no easy way to say this…our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today on December 28th, just four days after his 70th birthday, after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. He was at home, sitting in front of his favorite video game with his family. 

 

 

 

We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren’t words.

 

 

 

We will say more in the coming days, but for now, please…play Motörhead loud, play Lemmy’s music LOUD. 

 

Have a drink or few.

 

Share stories.

 

Celebrate the LIFE this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself.

 

HE WOULD WANT EXACTLY THAT.

 

 

 

Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister

 

 

 

1945 -2015

 

Born to lose, lived to win.

 

Girlschool

Guilty as Sin

Release: 13 November 2015


Legendary British hard rockers to release their 13th studio album on November 13th. No superstition here!

They are loud, hard, tough and deliver great music.



Loreena McKennitt

Elemental and To Drive The Cold Winter Away  - VINYL

Release: 9. October 2015


Celebrating three decades as Canada's foremost, groundbreaking independent artist, LM and her label Quinlan Road are pleased to announce the first-ever vinyl release of her debut album - the 1985 recording Elemental and the 1987 To Drive The Cold Winter Away. limited strictly to 5000 units and pressed on 180g vinyl


Saxon

Battering Ram

Release: 16 October 2015


Biff in his own words: This one's a natural progression from Sacrifice. There's a bit less rock'n'roll and a bit more heavy on it. We wanted to keep focused on a style rather than moving around too much.

Succeeded!



Annihilator

Suicide Society

Release: 18 Sept 2015


Legendary Canadian metal masters are to release their brandnew studio album. As usual guitar wiz Jeff Waters handles all songwriting, guitar, engineering, mixing and mastering and is back in commanding lead vocal duties. A great album , already highly praised in all soundchecks.




Motörhead

Bad Magic

Release : 28 August 2015


In their 40th Anniversary year, the band released their 22nd studio album Bad Magic. Magic for sure - it entered the German official charts on No 1. Pole Position first time ever. Chart entries all over the world are damn' great and best ever.Thanks to everyone who made this happen: the fans, the media partners, the promoters and congrats to the band: thank you for the music!




EUROPE

War Of Kings

 

Can't get any better - already praised high as one of the best rock albums within the last 12 months, 11 strong tracks with one bonus track. Europe has the power, the strenght and commitment and prove that they are ready to take over. Release: 6 March 2015.

 

 

 

 

Various Artists

Immortal Randy Rhoads

 

One of the most venerated guitarists ever to grace hard rock music, the late Randy Rhoads. The album celebrates just him and his music, interpreted by excellent musicians like: Tom Morello, Doug Aldrich, Vinnie Appice, Rudy Sarzo, Bernie Torme, Bob Kulick - only to name a few.

The Ultimate Tribute's release date is Febr 27th.

 

 

 

 

Saxon

The Saxon Chronicles

Heavy Metal Thunder / Bloodstock Edition

 

Yes, these are re-releases,  available in DVD Amaray, Digi-Pak and digital audio. But if you are a Saxon fan, you need to have these in your collection. Release Febr 13th.

 

 

 

 Uli Jon Roth

Scorpions Revisited

 

A masterpiece proving again that Uli is one of the greatest guitar players with so much versatility. Playing old Scorpions songs in his own regiment. Fantastic and to be released on Febr 6th.

 

 

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS

High Priestess

 

Great, young band from Kanada. Fine songwriting, excellent voice - easy in comparison with metal bands like Megadeth, Metallica or Judas Priest.

Release: 21 Nov 2014

CAROLINE / UNIVERSAL

 

LOREENA MCKENNITT

 

First time ever to release A Midwinter Night's Dream and To Drive The Cold Winter Away on 180 g vinyl. Continuing to celebrate her 30. Anniversary.

Release: 14. November 2014

QUINLAN ROAD/EDEL

 

SAXON

Warriors of The Road , Chronicles Pt 1 & 2

 

On the road with Saxon, a fine double DVD set incl a CD.

Have you ever been closer to Saxon?

Release: 7. November 2014

UDR

 

ALICE COOPER

Raise from the Dead- Live At Wacken

 

The shockrocker at his best, undisputed best show with all the hits.

DVD/CD release 17. October 2014

UDR

 

MIKE LEPOND'S SILENT ASSASSINS

Mike Le Pond's Silent Assassins

 

Know from Symphony X, the man can stand his own.

A great album, diversified and cool.

Release: 26. September 2014

UDR

 

PHILM
Fire from The Evening Sun

 

A project with Dave Lombardo.

Great CD ' Fire From The Eevning Sun'

Release: 12 Sept 2014

UDR

 

WE THE PEOPLE OF WACKEN

 

An extraordinary book made for the fans with the fans. Pep Bonet ( award winning photographer) captured the feeling of Wacken and Steffan Chirazi ( rock journalist) put the book together and complimented it with his essay. A fan item you will not find anywhere.

Release: 11. July 2014

UDR

 

 

RONNIE JAMES DIO

This is your life

 

This Is Your Life pays tribute to the later singer with covers of his greatest songs from Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio. Newly recorded tracks from Anthrax, Rob Halford, Metallica, Motörhead, Scorpions, Corey Taylor, Doro, Tenacious D. and many more.

Release: March 28, 2014

 

The red vinyl version is availabe as well since July 4th.

A Must Have for every fan!

WARNER

 

 

SKID ROW

United Rebellion Chaptr One and Two

 

The guys from New Jersey are finally back after a seven year break. United Rebellion Chapter One hit the stores on May 24th in Germany and May 27th rest of Europe. A series of mini albums will be released with the course of a year. Chapter One starts in May, tbf by Chapter Two and Three .. all together will be boxed as 'United Rebellion'.

Chapter Two of UWR - The Rise Of The Damnation Army is the second release and available from August 1st on.

UDR

 

HELLOWEEN

Straight Out Of Hell

 

Great chart entry with 'Straight Out Of Hell' in Germany No 4, all over Europe 6 Top 10 entries.   See the band live when they start their world tour in February

SONY

 

MOTÖRHEAD

 

The band is back on track - playing all European festivals.

The Aftershock Touredition featuring a bonus disc with live material from the West Coast tour ( April 2014) has been released on August 1st.

All fall dates in Europe already confirmed!

 

The band has released their 21st studio album. The impeccable 'Aftershock'. The album only got best reviews and entered the charts in Germany and Finland straight on No 5. All over the world the chart entries were just wonderful, most countries just stated 'highest chart entry ever'. Highly acclaimed album that makes everyone very proud.

 

 And September brings a Motörboatcruise with Motörhead, Megadeth, Anthrax rocking the boat.

UDR

 

 

 SAXON

 

And Biff on his own is another sugar piece fans should get. The music for the film 'The Scintilla Project' - called 'The Hybrid' is about to be released on August 12th.  

 

Great reviews for their upcoming album 'Sacrifice' which has been released beginning of March worldwide. Chartentries all over the world and in Germany No 14 - best chart entry ever. Saxon is supporting the release with the world tour. A new release 'Unplugged & Strung' is hit the stores on November 25. It contains all classics performed either acoustic or with a huge orchestral sound.

 

Live in Manchester - St. George's Day has been released on March 7th. Saxon live and at their best!

UDR

 

 

 

ANNIHILATOR

 

Annihilator released 'Feast', a great new record which hit the German charts immediately and received only the best critics.

And because it sold so well, another 'Feast' was released on March 7th. Brandnew digital cover and bonus.

UDR

 

MINISTRY

 

Last Tangle in Paris has been released on July 4th.

 

On August 2nd Ministry released their Wacken 2012 performance 'Enjoy The Quiet'.

UDR

 

LOREENA MCKENNITT

 

The Journey So Far - Best of has been released in Europe on March 7th and contains her most favorite songs to emphasize her 30. Anniversary in the music business.

QUINLAN ROAD / EDEL

 

 

LIVE AT WACKEN 2012

 

Yes, it is out and shows again why Wacken is a festival you shouldn't miss.

 

LIVE AT WACKEN 2012

A great DVD to be released Dec 9th 2013 and contains great material incl Edguy, Volbeat, Saxon, Moonspell and many more

UDR

 

 

 THE CLASH

 

A fine documentary about The Clash .. behind the scenes for sure. Do we know more about the rise and fall of The Clash after watching this. Yes!

Released: March 7th , 2014

UDR