NEW FLYING COLORS LIVE ALBUM
The progressive rock supergroup Flying Colors have just announced a new live album, DVD and Blu-Ray. Second Flight: Live At The Z7 will be released on November 13 via Mascot Label Group/Music Theories Recordings. Flying Colors features guitarist Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple), drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater), bass player Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs, Joe Satriani) and singer/songwriter Casey McPherson.
DAVE LESLIE JOINS THE DEAD DAISIES FOR AUSTRALIA/NZ TOUR
Baby Animals guitarist and one of the nicest dudes in rock Dave Leslie will step in for an injured Richard Fortus during The Dead Daisies’ tour of Australia supporting KISS in October. “I was involved in a motorcycle accident recently and as a result, I not be able to make the tour,” Fortus says. Leslie says: “Richard Fortus is an amazing guitar player and I'm really thrilled to be asked to cover for him. I am going to have to pack an extra bag of socks, because his are extremely big shoes to fill.” Daisies fans who would like to attend the KISS concerts are able to get Gold Tickets ($138.00) for Silver price ($99.00) including all floor and Gold seats available. A promotional code can be found at thedeaddaisies.com. Catch them at Rod Laver Arena on Thursday October 8 and Friday October 9.
SPIDER GOAT CANYON BRING THE HEAVY
Six years in the making, Always The Heavy is Spider Goat Canyon’s last record as a three-piece, due to the departure of guitarist Steve Brick. The basis of this mammoth release was initially tracked six years ago, with new additions to the recording and post production from Brick. ”The theme is largely modern life in an industrialised society,” he says. “The album finishes on what I would call a very uplifting track that takes an optimistic long-term view, despite the heaviness of the present.” The record is available now via Bandcamp.
LILLYÈ HITS THE ROAD
Sydney hard rockers Lillyè recently released their new video for Who I’m Meant To Be from their self-titled EP, and they’ll hit the road this October. Led by Virginia Lillyè, the band specialise in raw, in your-face-rock’n’roll. Lillyè’s vocal roar channels the spirit of Chrissy Amphlett and has the rage and conviction of Skunk Anansie’s Skin. They’re playing Saturday October 17 at The Workers Club with The Charge, Ten Thousand, The Mercy Kills and Foreign Kings, Friday October 30 at Whole Lotta Love with Muscle Car and Mojo Pin, and Saturday October 31 at Musicman Megastore, Bendigo with Tequila Mockingbyrd.
DAN PARSONS ANNOUNCES ALBUM, TOUR
Dan Parsons returns with his third album Valleywood on October 20. Fans will get their first taste of his most emotionally direct album to date during a run of dates through October and November. Standouts on the album include the horns-laden Angry Waltz, the slow-burn tenderness of On the Way, Downtown and the already released I’ll Live and I'll Die. He’s playing Saturday October 24 at the Shadow Electric.
BLACK MAJESTY & THE RADIO SUN
On Saturday November 7 Black Majesty and The Radio Sun will stage a dual album launch at Cherry Bar. Black Majestywill launch their new album Cross Of Thorns, while The Radio Sunwill launch their latest, Heaven Or Heartbreak. Both bands’ albums are available to purchase via their websites: blackmajesty.com and theradiosun.com.