Live report – British Hard Rock band UFO at The Spirit of ‘66.


Live report – British Hard Rock band UFO at The Spirit of ‘66.

Since its formation in 1969, British rock band UFO has been entertaining audiences around the world with infectious hard rock songs. Over twenty albums later, and with only a few original members left, UFO is still continuing to rock audiences and create new music. The band’s most successful period was in the seventies when Michael Schenker was part of UFO. But since several years Schenker has returned to his solo career and has been replaced by the equally talented string wizard Vinnie Moore.

The Spirit of ‘66 was fully packed when UFO took the stage around 20h30. The sound in this little venue was perfect

the band played all classics including “Only You Can Rock Me”, “Lights Out”, “This Kids” and of course “Doctor Doctor”. Piece de resistance however was “Rock Bottom” where a brilliant-as-ever Vinnie Moore showed off his talent and excellent technique. While Mogg took care of his voice, the rest of the band entertained us with an extra-long instrumental passage with Vinnie Moore in a leading role.

vnnie_peAlso the return of Paul Raymond and Andy Parker was a good decision. Raymond is often the quiet guy on stage but his rhythm guitar and keyboard playing was indispensable and more than just filling gaps. And the original grooves that skin beater Parker laid down was a joy of recognition. Still suffering from a liver disease bass legend and original member Pete Way had to leave UFO last year but has since been replaced by Barry Sparks, who already did the same with Ted Nugent, Dokken and Malmsteen. Together this unit played straight from the heart and sounded tighter and better than ever. The set list contained no surprises but the positive and enthusiastic reactions proved that the fans got what they came for, despite the sore voice of Mogg.

Great gig at the Spirit of 66.

Report/Video, Frank HSJ

Photo, Jan Florens



Existance ‘Breaking The Rock’ Album Details, Release Date Announced


Existance is: Julian Izard – Lead vocals/guitars Antoine Poiret – Guitars Nicolas Martineau – Drums Julien Robilliard – Bass

Existance ‘Breaking The Rock’ Album Details, Release Date Announced

French heavy metallers Existance are back with their brand new album “Breaking The Rock”. This new 100% Heavy Metal load to be released on October 15th via Black Viper Records. The album artwork can be viewed below.

1. Heavy Metal Fury
2. Honest
3. We Are Restless
4. All Is On Fire
5. Deserve Your Love
6. Sinner Of Love
7. Marilyn (Icon Of Desire)
8. In The Name Of Revenge
9. Pain In Paradise
10. Breaking The Rock
The album was recorded and mixed in France at Boss Hog Studio and mastered in Los Angeles by Maor Appelbaum (Halford, Malmsteen, Dokken).

Strong riffs, catchy rhythms and lyrics, memorable solos and Julian Izard (vocalist) shows he can hang with his Traditional Metal contemporaries. The band’s declaration is to keep the musical spirit of the 80s Metal alive and ‘Breaking The Rock’ certainly does. Fans of Priest, Maiden & Saxon keep an eye on this band!

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Mike Campese signs with Into The LimeLight Records.

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Mike Campese joins Into The LimeLight Records for upcoming releases

Mike Campese is a New York born guitarist that started playing guitar at the age of thirteen. He was exposed to a variety of music thanks to his father who is a virtuoso violinist. With influences like Black Sabbath, Jimmy Hendrix, Al Di Meola and Van Halen, Mike became obsessed with the guitar. He attended lessons with a Jazz guitarist and refined his technical skill through listening to Niccolo Paganini, Beethoven, Mozart and Yngwie amongst others.
Being a very versatile guitarist, he has played with an African band, Pop groups and Jazz bands. His core style however revolves around Rock fusion. Mike appeared on the Jason Becker tribute Cd “Warmth In The Wilderness” which was an international release and has performed with many international acts such as Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker, The B-52′s, Lou Reed, The members of YES and Asia, KC and the Sunshine band, Spin Doctors, Sebastian Bach, Dokken, Kip Winger, Rik Emmett Of Triumph, Vinnie Moore, Joe Bonamassa, Jon Oliva, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and many more.

Into The LimeLight Records will re-release some of Mike’s previous albums together with a “best of”. Mike is also working on a brand new album to be released spring 2017 on the LimeLight Records label.
Please check out the 9th solo album of Mike named “Chapters” and is available from July 2016.


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Mike Campese tekent bij Into The LimeLight Records voor aankomende releases

Mike Campese, een in New York geboren gitarist, begon met gitaar spelen toen hij dertien was. Hij werd blootgesteld aan een verscheidenheid aan muziek met dank aan zijn vader, die ieen virtuose violist is. Met invloeden als Black Sabbath, Jimmy Hendrix, Al Di Meola en Van Halen, werd Mike geobsedeerd met de gitaar. Hij volgde lessen bij een Jazz gitarist en verfijnd zijn technische vaardigheid door te luisteren naar onder andere Niccolo Paganini, Beethoven, Mozart en Yngwie Malmsteen.

Omdat hij een zeer veelzijdig gitarist is, heeft hij gespeeld met een Afrikaanse band, popgroepen en Jazz bands. Zijn roots liggen echter bij Rock fusion. Mike verscheen op de Jason Becker tribute Cd “Warmth in the Wilderness” een internationale release en trad op met vele internationale acts, zoals Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker, The B-52’s, Lou Reed, de leden van YES en Azië , KC and The Sunshine band, Spin Doctors, Sebastian Bach, Dokken, Kip Winger, Rik Emmett van Triumph, Vinnie Moore, Joe Bonamassa, Jon Oliva, Trans-Siberian Orchestra en nog veel meer.

Into The LimeLight Records zal opnieuw een aantal “oude” cd’s uitbrengen voor de Europese markt samen met een “best of”. Mike werkt ook aan een gloednieuw album dat voorjaar 2017 zal worden uitgebracht op het LimeLight Records label.

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