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Frontiers Records are very excited to announce the signing of American rockers Nelson for a brand new AOR album - set to be titled Lightning Strikes Twice. The label will also release a Nelson live album recorded back in the day (After the Rain Tour) and the original After the Rain demos which include some unreleased gems.
Right now the Nelson's are hard at work in the studio working on the new album. Gunnar Nelson reports: "After many years of mutual admiration, Matthew and I are proud to announce our new partnership with our friends at Frontiers. We're thrilled at the opportunity for a renewed vitality for Nelson. We eagerly anticipate an unstoppable connection between the songs we work so hard on and the fans of classic melodic hard rock that we make our music for. While trends have come and gone, Frontiers has stayed the course and supported a loyal fanbase all over the world. Matthew and I have taken great pride in doing the same. It's this shared passion for great rock and roll…spearheaded by great songs…presented in a timeless fashion…that's assured Matthew and I that Frontiers will be where our future hits find a perfect home.
We're currently hard at work in the studio after years of writing the best songs of our lives. The resulting effort will be our first original effort commissioned specifically by and for Frontiers - a seamless follow up to our triple platinum debut album After The Rain called Lightning Strikes Twice. Brother harmonies, soaring guitars, melodies that will keep you up at night… but above all… Great Songs. That is what Nelson does. And that's all we're ever going to do for Frontiers and our loyal fans. And with our legendary drummer Bobby Rock, international guitar virtuoso Neil Zaza, and former Aerosmith keyboardist Gary Corbett, we plan on touring the four corners of the earth to support it. Nelson is back, and better than ever. Let's ROCK, shall we?"

Donnerstag, Juli 23, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Trailer für die kommenden Kansas Live DVD
Veröffentlichung 04.08.2009

Mittwoch, Juli 22, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Marcel Jacob - January 30, 1964 - July 21, 2009


Bassist von Talisman und Last Autumn`s Dream

Montag, Juli 20, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

By Edna Gundersen, USA Today / Foreigner's triple vision for its upcoming release? A three-disc set of new music, remixed hits and live performances.
Can't Slow Down, due Sept. 29 on Rhino Entertainment, unveils 13 new songs produced by Marti Frederiksen and Mark Ronson. The title track is a nod to NASCAR and the band's appearance at this year's Samsung 500 in Texas.
A second CD remixes such classics as Double Vision, Cold as Ice, Urgent, Hot Blooded and I Wanna Know What Love Is. And the set's DVD culls performances of hits in 5.1 surround sound, plus footage from Foreigner's current European tour.
The collection will be sold exclusively at Walmart for $12. The band launches its U.S. tour July 30 in Morristown, N.J.

Sonntag, Juli 19, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Latest Tomb Raider Headlines

Leaked photo and fact sheet tease Tomb Raider 9 reboot
July 12th, 2009

Four Player Coop snagged a few rumored concept artwork from a reliable mole and suggests a reboot origin story in the works of a younger Lara Croft. Where are the guns? Maybe she has to start out with a bow and arrow and work her up to guns? Who knows! They also suggest a new combat and open world system. A brief was also included with an outline story. The Plot – When a sudden storm destroys her research vessel, a young and inexperienced Lara Croft finds herself stranded on a mysterious and remote island hiden of the shores of Japan. Despite several signs of various inhabitants the island is oddly deserted, and an uneasy feeling settles in as strange sounds emerge from the shadows. With only her determination, inner strenght, and resourcefulness to help her, Lara must overcome the challenges of a harsh and unforgiving journey that will take her across a vast island wilderness and deep into the claustrophobic and menacing underground tombs from the island’s past. As she struggles to prevail through brutal combat encounters and treacherous exploration, Lara will be pushed to her limits and forced to adapt to her situation in order to survive and escape from the lethal predators that stalk her every move.

Hunt or be hunted – Evade outsmart, track and kill the mysterious enemies that hunt you as prey.

Survival Action – Brutally attack and defend as you fight to survive through visceral one on one melee combat.

Strategic Weapons – Gain an advantage in combat by finding an array of different melee and ranged weapons including a variety of guns and the hunters ultimate weapon, the bow.

Creative Survival – React and adapt to the island by using only that wich you can salvage from the environment like climbing axes, rope, and machetes that can be used to unlock new traversal and combat gameplay options.

Free Movement – Scrale up a vertical cliff wall, sprint and leap across a huge chasm, steer mid air to land a misderected jump there is no one right way to traverse, survive, and explore the harsh enviroment of the island.

One Cohesive World – The diverse multi region island is an open playground alive with creatures, weather and natural events.

Origin Story – This new Tomb Raider concept reboots the franchise by exploring the origins of Lara Croft’s transformation into a hardened adventurer as unravel the story behind the island’s mysterious past.


Film Tip

Freitag, Juli 17, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Signs. Mel Gibson. Eine Botschaft - Eine Warnung - Ein Zeichen. Etwas Großes wird geschehen", so pries der Trailer das neue Werk Shayamalans an. Das Thema war wie geschaffen für einen Hit; die unheimlichen Kornkreise übten schon seit Jahrhunderten eine Faszination auf die Menschen aus. 1678 noch als Werk des Teufels verschrien, versuchten die Menschen in neuerer Zeit die Muster mittels außerirdischen Lebens zu erklären. Bei so einem Thema hätte Shayamalan eigentlich gar nicht scheitern können, selbst wenn er es gewollt hätte.
Die Faszination der Kornkreise steht jedoch gar nicht im Mittelpunkt seiner Geschichte. Vielmehr will Shayamalan von einem Mann erzählen, der seinen Glauben verloren hat und erst im Laufe der Ereignisse wieder lernt, göttliche „Zeichen" zu sehen. Die außerirdische Invasion dient dabei nur als Mittel zum Zweck, der Suspense ergibt sich hauptsächlich aus der Konflikten des Hauptcharakters (Mel Gibson) mit sich selbst und seinen Kindern (hervorragend: Abigail Breslin und Rory Culkin). Joaquin Phoenix zeigt als fürsorglicher Bruder eine weitere schauspielerische Glanzleistung.
Shayamalan baut einen immensen Spannungsbogen auf; Szenen, die an Klassiker wie „Night of the living Dead" oder „The Birds" erinnern, zeigen das handwerkliche Können des Teams (allen voran Kameramann Tak Fujimoto). Der Einsatz der Musik, der lange Schlüsseldialog zwischen Mel Gibson und Joaquin Phoenix und der kammerspielartige Aufbau sind für einen modernen Hollywood-Film eine wahre Sensation. Die finale Aufklärung; spannungstechnisch wie logisch eigentlich ein völliges Desaster. „Übernatürliche Dinge sind Metaphern für unsere Existenz" versucht Shayamalan das Ganze zu erklären, doch die meisten Zuschauer hören ihm schon gar nicht mehr zu.

Das Ende ist kontrovers, aber -wenn man es ernst nimmt- genial. Schon bei „Sixth Sense" schaffte es Shayamalan, dass man aus einem Horrorfilm mit einem wohligen Gefühl rausging und auch hier hat das Ende etwas versöhnliches. Nie hätte ich mir träumen lassen in einen Horrorfilm zu gehen und etwas so Tiefsinniges zum Thema Glauben zu erfahren. Wer hier mit Logik argumentiert, hat den Film einfach nicht verstanden. Oder einfach nochmal schauen. Einer meiner Altime Faves überhaupt.

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Produced by Frank Marshall
Sam Mercer
M. Night Shyamalan
Written by M. Night Shyamalan
Mel Gibson
Joaquin Phoenix
Rory Culkin
Abigail Breslin

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Donnerstag, Juli 09, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Black or White

Donnerstag, Juli 02, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Neues Arjen Lucassen Project ab 28.08.09 zu kaufen.

1] Twisted Coil (11:43)
2] Leland Street (8:03)
3] Green and Cream (10:32)
4] Season of Denial (10:22)
5] Over (6:11)
6] Perfection? (10:46)