Category Archives: Music Submission

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She Rocks Vol. 1 – A Collection of Kick-Ass Guitar Goddesses

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she-rocks-vol-1-cover-image-300x271                   SHE ROCKS, VOL.1 GUITAR COMPILATION
FEATURING SOME OF THE BEST FEMALE GUITARISTS TODAY

Releasing January 20, 2017 via Steve Vai’s Favored Nations Label

Lita Ford, Orianthi, Nita Strauss, Jennifer Batten and Many More Contribute Tracks

Who says the ladies can’t rock? Today Favored Nations Entertainment announces the upcoming release of the all-female compilation, She Rocks, Vol.1. This collection of kick-ass guitar goddesses is produced by author and former Guitar World editor, Brad Tolinski with iconic guitarist Steve Vai as executive producer, and showcases eleven female guitarists, each a virtuoso in her own right. From the legendary Lita Ford to Sarah Longfield’s jazzy riffin’, to Orianthi’s melodic stylings and the all-out shredding of Nita Strauss, these players each contribute their own voice to this carefully curated collection.

She Rocks, Vol.1 compilation will be released on January 20, 2017 via Vai’s own Favored Nations Label, and in cooperation with the Women’s International Music Network (theWiMN.com), hosts of the famed “She Rocks Awards.” The compilation will be celebrated at the 2017 “She Rocks Awards,” taking place that evening in Anaheim, CA during the annual NAMM Convention.

These shredding songstresses cover the stage when it comes to style and personality; Ford is the quintessential guitar rock goddess with decades of top shelf performances, Jennifer Batten made her name playing for Michael Jackson, Strauss has toured with Alice Cooper for the past year, and the list goes on!

“Through the years women have become more and more interested in ripping it up on the guitar. It’s amazing to watch. Favored Nations is very excited to be working with producer Brad Tolinski in creating a compilation of many of the women who are evolving the instrument in powerful ways. They are wildly raising the bar.” – Steve Vai

“People always ask me about the future of the guitar, and in many ways, the artists on this album are the answer. They represent a new vision and a fresh sensibility.” – Album producer, former Guitar World editor and author of Play It Loud: A History of the Electric Guitar (Doubleday), Brad Tolinski

The She Rocks, Vol.1 compilation showcases the amazing talents of Orianthi, Yasi Hofer, Kat Dyson, Sarah Longfield, Lita Ford, Jennifer Batten, Nita Strauss, Steph Paynes, Nili Brosh, Gretchen Menn, and Yvette Young and will be released on January 20, 2017. Find out more at  http://www.favorednations.com/ artists/sherocksvol1/

Orianthi – Transmogrify
Yasi Hofer – Cosmic Stars
Kat Dyson – U Know What I Like
Yvette Young – Hydra
Lita Ford w/ Lez Zeppelin – The Lemon Song

She Rocks, Vol. 1 Track List:
1. Orianthi – “Transmogrify”
2. Yasi Hofer – “Cosmic Stars”
3. Kat Dyson – “U Know What I Like”
4. Sarah Longfield – “The Taxi Time Travel Task Force”
5. Lita Ford w/Lez Zeppelin – “The Lemon Song”
6. Jennifer Batten – “In the Aftermath”
7. Nita Strauss – “Pandemonium”
8. Steph Paynes – “The Sun at Her Eastern Gate”
9. Nili Brosh – “A Matter of Perception”
10. Gretchen Menn – “Scrap Metal”
11. Yvette Young – “Hydra”

For cover art, information and to stream “She Rocks, Vol. 1”, visit:
http://www.favorednations.com/ artists/sherocksvol1/

For Press Use Only, to stream the album:

https://soundcloud.com/favored nationsentertainment/sets/she- rocks-vol-1/s-7AwP7

About Favored Nations:
Favored Nations Entertainment was founded in 1999 by guitarist Steve Vai as a label focusing on guitar-based music. The first studio album it released was Coming to Your Senses by guitarist Frank Gambale in 2000. Soon afterwards, a variety of artists such as Eric Johnson, Dweezil Zappa, Larry Carlton, and Steve Lukather, Neal Schon, Johnny Hiland, Stanley Jordan and Novecento, Allan Holdsworth, John Petrucci, Marty Friedman, The Yardbirds, Dave Weiner, Tommy Emmanuel and Peppino D’Agostino had also signed to Favored Nations. The label continues to curate guitar-based releases. Find out more at favorednations.com

About The Women’s International Music Network (The WiMN)
Founded in 2012, the Women’s International Music Network unites women who work within all facets of the music and audio industries. With theWiMN.com as its hub, the WiMN provides a community for women within the industry while enriching their careers and musical experiences through networking, education and sharing. The Women’s International Music Network produces events such as the Women’s Music Summit, the WiMN She Rocks Showcases, and the She Rocks Awards. The organization hosts panels, workshops and education sessions and is founded by music industry veteran Laura B. Whitmore. For more information, visit www.thewimn.com

The Agonist – FIVE (Album Available Sept 30) Napalm Records

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Vicky Psarakis – Vocals | Danny Marino – Guitar | Chris Kells – Bass | Simon McKay- Drums | Pascal “Paco” Jobin – Guitar

First of all, I feel guilty for not experiencing THE AGONIST before. When listening to songs off their new album ‘FIVE’ I was immediately struck by the power of this band,from Vicky Psarakis stunning earth-shaking vocals to the screaming guitars of Danny Marino and Pascal “Paco” Jobin.

For me, all I want out of my metal experience is for a band to hammer me right over the head with their sound and The Agonist seemed to have done that.

Designed to make it all the way to the top in the extreme metal scene with their fine-tuned mixture of melodic death metal and metal core. Five makes the elite status of the Canadian five piece even clearer, enforcing their goal to escape the mundane. Singer Vicky Psarakis’s joining of the group in 2014 only enhanced The Agonist`s knack for touching melodies (just give the lascivious ‘The Raven Eyes’ a whirl), and flirting with alternative rock became a habit. However there is still palpable aggression in the air, discharging in technical death metal solos, beastly growls and massive breakdowns. If you’re not on board the bandwagon by now, than you had better get on, because from here on out  THE AGONISTare only going to get better.

THE AGONIST – The Moment (Official Video) | Napalm Records

The Agonist – FIVE ..Album available Sept 30..Napalm Records

Tour Dates:

27.09.2016 – Fryshuset Klubben- Stockholm, Sweden
28.09.2016 – Sticky Fingers – Gothenburg, Sweden
30.09.2016 – Tube – Dusseldorf, Germany
01.10.2016 – Epic Metal Fest – Tilburg, Netherlands
02.10.2016 – De Kreun – Kortrijk, Belgium
04.10.2016 – Opera Concert Hall – St. Petersburg, Russia
05.10.2016 – Moscow, Russia
07.10.2016 – Sala Becool – Barcelona, Spain
08.10.2016 – Sala la Burbuja – Castellon, Spain
09.10.2016 – Sala Maladar – Seville, Spain
11.10.2016 – Sala tbc – Lisboa, Portugal
12.10.2016 – Sala Lemon – Madrid, Spain
13.10.2016 – Sala Azkena – Bilbao, Spain

w/ XANDRIA, Epica and Fleshgod Apocalypse:
11/4: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Theater
11/5: Montreal, QC @ Corona
11/6: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Hall

w/ Arkona, Epica and Fleshgod Apocalypse:
11/8: Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
11/9: Minneapolis. MN @ Cabooze
11/11: Saskatoon, SK @ Saskatoon Event Center
11/12: Calgary, AB @ Marquee
11/13: Edmonton, AB @ The Ranch
11/15: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
11/16: Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
11/18: San Francisco, CA @ Social Hall
11/19: Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
11/20: Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel
11/22: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/23: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
11/25: Dallas. TX @ Gas Monkey Live
11/26: Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
11/28: St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
11/29: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
12/1: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
12/2: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
12/3: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

Band Information:
http://theagonistband.com
https://www.facebook.com/TheAgonistOfficial
http://www.twitter.com/theagonist
www.youtube.com/theagonistofficial
http://www.napalmrecordsamerica.com/store/theagonist

Scattered Hamlet Honky Tonking there way into the Whiskey Aug. 22nd

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Scattered Hamlet on August 22nd at Whiskey in Hollywood, Ca.

Scattered Hamlet is honky tonk metal mixed with a handful of cheap trucker speed with enough octane to survive a nuclear war. Created to capture the essence of growing up in the country while giving nods to the original classic rock and outlaw country pioneers, Scattered Hamlet is one part Lynyrd Skynyrd and Molly Hatchet and one part Motorhead and Down, featuring a sleazy southern influence laced with heavy rock elements.

Scattered Hamlet’s influences range from southern rock to groove metal to doom metal with the attitude of punk rock. With humble origins all across the US and a relentless touring schedule of 100+ shows all across America, the band makes no apologies for the equal love of Harley Davidsons, honky tonks, Les Pauls, Marshalls, shotguns and classic American symbolism.

Scattered Hamlet are: Adam Joad – Vocals, Harmonica, Guitar Jake Delling Le Bas – Drums Richard Erwin – Bass, Vocals Adam Newell – Lead Guitar, Vocals Johnny Crash – Hype Man

Their debut full length album, Skeleton Dixie, was produced by two time Grammy nominated producer Jason Donaghy (Rob Zombie, John 5, The Murder Dolls) and mastered by legend Howie Weinberg (Pantera, Slayer, White Zombie, Danzig). The band has amassed a strong underground following called “Hell Riders” who maintain their own “chapters” (fan clubs) independent of the band.

The band’s new album “Swamp Rebel Machine” is coming Fall of 2016! The first single of the same name and video is out now of the same name: https://youtu.be/yY5vMqwWPgI.

WEBSITES:
www.facebook.com/ ScatteredHamlet
www.instagram.com/ ScatteredHamlet
www.twitter.com/ ScatteredHamlet
www.scatteredhamlet.com
www.youtube.com/user/ ScatteredHamlet

MUSIC VIDEOS:
hhttps://youtu.be/yY5vMqwWPgI  (2016 – Swamp Rebel Machine)
https://youtu.be/Aqvgzw03ARI ( 2014 – Shattered)

 

Music Submission on Maximum Threshold Radio – Packages Available

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NewMTLogoBands, do you want to to be featured on Maximum Threshold? Want to reach over 250k worldwide? You can do so right here! Just read below.

Maximum Threshold is real champion of hard rock and metal. Top-quality site, the DJ’s know their metal, and they feature huge special guests (including THUNDERDIKK, haha). Dom is a real pro, totally down to earth, and is truly interested in helping rockers gain exposure and success. We just had an on air interview (same night as Adrian Vandenberg) and are slated for a video interview as well. THUNDERDIKK definitely Thunderapproves Maximum Threshold!!!

SELECTED

Krista Ravengael

Great communication and really good people. I would recommend this gig to anyone insterested in working with quality people in the music industry.

Hello,
We here at Maximum Threshold have received over 5,300 submissions from artists over the past year and we are please to say that we have full-filled each and every artists request to be played on our show/network.MT was founded on the principle to help artists succeed and to gain them additional exposure and to direct them to resources to aid them on getting to the next level. It is an honor to be able to have the opportunity to do this. Please take advantage of our MT Community here and let’s work together to make things happen.Thanks!!
Dom

Feedback from Selected Artists
100% got good promotion/exposure
100% felt the promoter kept up good communication
100% would recommend this gig to a friend

 

The Alternates on April 16, 2009 at 04:51 PM:

Very good gig! Responded the next day and selected us. Can’t complain at all and the submission cost was only $2.00. I would recommend this one to any rock band.

Kumacell :

Very fast response! Communications were excellent as well!! Thanks a million!

 

Helpful:

Matt Davis:

This guys are absolutely great! Extremely professional setup and they’re always expanding. Formed a lasting communication, I highly recommend them!

Approaching Darkness:

Maximum Threshold is great to work with! They got back to us quickly and had our music on there 24/7 stream that same night. Thanks Dom.

AFTERMATH:

Maximum Threshold Radio Show has given us the opportunity to be heard nationwide without necessity of major-label backing or exorbitant payments. These guys are the real deal. If they dig what you got, they’re putting you on rotation.

 

O.D. Rivero :

Dom and the guys at Maximum Threshold were great to work with. Responsive and did what they said they’d do. Can’t ask for more than that. Plus they play great hard rock tunes. Much appreciated!

 

SYFT:

These guys were great to work with. Highly recommend them.

Music Submission: Bands looking to have their music featured here on Maximum Threshold are able to do so. At this time we are accepting new music from artists but ask for a small donation per song. The reason we ask for the donation is very simple, it is very expensive to operate and maintain the server and the site.

We are offering 3 packages at this time:

Plastic Package – $2.00 per song to have music placed in the 24/7 player (on high rotation) (1 month)

BrassPackage – $10.00 per song to have your song played on the weekly show Maximum Threshold Radio Show, we will also promote your website and any gig you have lined up or whatever you like.
(Music featured on the MTRS is for 1 month only)

Golden Package
$35.00 to have your music played, band interview, music in rotation, picture on front page, will also provide direct link to download exclusive interview (To be featured on show of your choice) (Music featured on the MTRS is for 2 months only special for June thru August)

Please note that if your music is on the MTRS on Saturday night that it will also be in the archive, weekly rotation and made available for download. This is a major outlet for the show and its music featured on the show. Also remember that this broadcast is also in syndication worldwide and has an enormous listener base.

I hope I made this simple to understand, should you have any questions please feel free to email them to: mtrshow@gmail.com


Music Submission Packages



By clicking Buy Now you agree to all terms based above. Based on the nature of this process when upon payment to MT there are no refunds available unless music submitted is not played on the air, than in that case we will refund your donation to the Maximum Threshold airplay fund.

Orden Ogan – The Book Of Ogan.. Release date April 29th

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Orden Ogan - 2016 Seeb Levermann - vocals/guitars, Tobias Kersting - guitars,  Nils Löffler- bass, Dirk Meyer-Beerhorn - drums.
Orden Ogan – 2016 Seeb Levermann – vocals/guitars, Tobias Kersting – guitars, Nils Löffler- bass, Dirk Meyer-Beerhorn – drums.

German power metal force ORDEN OGAN follows up on the success of their latest studio album „Ravenhead“ (which became an international chart success in 2015) with their first ever DVD release. But “The Book Of Ogan”, due out on April 29th, is so much more than that… The package consists of 2 DVDs (running time 6 hours – incl. 2 full Live concerts, extensive band documentary, all music videos & numerous specials) and 2 CDs (“All These Dark Years – The Best Of 2008 – 2015” and the self-released/demo “Testimonium a.d.” from 2004). While the “Best Of” is an exclusive selection of the band’s hits and fan favorites from their four albums, “Testimonium a.d.” is made available for the first time ever as official label release here. It received highest ratings in the demo sections of the leading metal magazines back then and is dealt for up to 500€ (!). „The Book Of Ogan“ comes as deluxe 2DVD/2CD box set (hardcover, separate trays for each disc, 40-pages booklet) and is a must for both longtime followers and new fans!

“Compiling all the material for “The Book Of Ogan” was a huge effort”, band leader Seeb explains. “I have underestimated the dimension of this project completely, to be honest. At first it started with the idea of releasing a Live DVD plus bonus material. Then we wanted to add a “Best Of” CD and finally my idea of producing a “little” documentary about the band’s history became an extensive trip through two decades which resulted in a 90-minutes long piece of work. All the video material appearing in the documentary of course is only a fraction of what we had to go through, select and edit. But also interviews with many former and current Orden Ogan members were filmed especially for this release. It was a lot of work but a lot of fun as well. After everything was finished, we (the band mates) were meeting to watch it as a whole. The result: Laughing out loud but also shaking heads in disbelief.”

For “The Book Of Ogan” two entire concerts were filmed in Germany 2015 (Rockharz festival and a club show in Bamberg). Combined with the extensive documentary, all music videos, additional live clips, making ofs and specials, the DVD content of “The Book Of Ogan” clocks in at almost 6 hours!

Regarding the Live recordings, Seeb states: “To me it doesn’t make sense to rework Live recordings later on in the studio overly. Of course, everything should be mixed properly (and this is what we did), but if there are mistakes in the performance, you should keep it real. Otherwise it’s not “Live””.

ORDEN OGAN – BOOK OF OGAN 2016

 

TRACKLISTING:

DVD 1: Documentary – The History Of Orden Ogan
01. Introduction
02. Part I: 1996-2008 – Becoming A Band 03: Part II: 2008 – Vale
04: Part III: 2010 – Easton Hope
05: Part IV: 2012 – To The End
06. Part V: 2015 – Ravenhead
07: Part VI: 2015 – ? – Conclusion

Music videos:
2004: Angels War
2008: The Lords Of The Flies 2010: We Are Pirates!
2010: Easton Hope
2012: The Things We Believe In 2012: Land Of The Dead
2012: Masks
2015: F.E.V.E.R

Bonus content:
– The Making Of “To The End”
– “Rhapsody”-Tour Report
– The Making Of “The Things We Believe In”
DVD 2: Orden Ogan Live
Orden Ogan Live At Rock Harz Open Air 2015 01. Orden Ogan
02. F.E.V.E.R
03. Deaf Among The Blind
04. We Are Pirates!
05. Farewell
06. Ravenhead
07. Here At The End Of The World 08. Sorrow Is Your Tale
09. Announcement
10. The Things We Believe In
ORDEN OGAN Live At Brose Arena Bamberg 2015 01. Orden Ogan
02. F.E.V.E.R
03. To New Shores Of Sadness
04. The Lords Of The Flies 05. To The End
06. Ravenhead
07. We Are Pirates!
08. Deaf Among The Blind 09. The Things We Believe In
Bonus content:
“Angels War” Live At Summer Breeze 2013 – “Easton Hope” Live At Wacken 2010
“Rites Of Vale” Animated Comic
“Masks” Alternative Clip
Festival Report 2013
EMP/Rockinvasion Interview At Summer Breeze 2013 – Rock Hard Interview At Bang Your Head 2015
Sons Of Metal Interview In Paris 2014 / 2015

CD 1: “All These Dark Years – The Best Of 2008 – 2015”
1. To The End
2. F.E.V.E.R
3. All These Dark Years
4. The Things We Believe In 5. To New Shores Of Sadness 6. A Reason To Give
7. Farewell
8. We Are Pirates!
9. The Lords Of The Flies
10. The Ice Kings
11. Deaf Among The Blind
12. Masks
13. Ravenhead
14. Requiem

CD 2: “Testimonium a.d.” (Demo 2004)
1. Testimonium a.d. 2. Ethereal Ocean 3. Angels War
4. Moods
5. Y, U, Id Ant My 6. Golden
7. The Step Away

http://www.ordenogan.de/
www.youtube.de/ordenoganofficial

For Press & Radio Interviews:
Contact: Dustin Hardman / AFM Records
E-Mail: dh@afm-records.de

Maximum Threshold CD Compilation IV – “When the Darkness Meets the Light”

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mtbannerstuffWe are now taking music submissions from all unsigned bands, and comedians. This special digital release will be significant as it will contain both Evil and Good music on it.

So if you are in a hard rock, metal band and your music is better than most of the stuff out there please, please submit two tracks to us for consideration. Please also include lyrics to your songs. Also, please let us know why type of music it is and which category it falls into.  It does not cost anything. Music that makes it to the final will be pieced together and zipped along with a folder pic representing this release. We will not charge anyone for this digital release, it will be free. Please note that on the last release we put out we had a few thousand downloads of it and really helped numerous bands get to the next level. This is our gift back to the listeners of fine hard rock and metal that cannot get attention from radio.

Remember we are here for you as we have been for almost a decade. So if you are interested in submitted your tracks to us to be considered to be on the “When Darkness Meets the Light” please email the tracks to MTRSHOW@gmail.com we will be taking submissions until the end of December. Also, if you are a graphic artist and would like to design a cover for the release please contact us and let us know.

Thanks again from all of us at MT Radio