Today sees the release of five highly anticipated releases from Frontiers Music Srl, including Operation Mindcrime, JONO and Down ‘N Outz.
Operation Mindcrime’s third and final album of their trilogy “The New Reality” is available now. Buy or stream the album here: http://radi.al/TheNewReality
The press reaction to the album has been nothing short of exceptional:
Operation: Mindcrime bring forth a fitting third installment with The New Reality. Tate has shown no signs of slowing down nor should he as his vocals and songwriting talents prove strong as ever.
If metal could be tied down to a number of iconic soundbites or phrases, “Operation: Mindcrime” would most certainly be high on the list…
All three of these Operation: Mindcrime albums reflect exactly what Geoff Tate wanted to represent musically. And with the end of the trilogy, he goes out with a bang.
If you loved the first two parts of the trilogy you’ll love this,
-The Rock Pit
Watch the lyric video for “Under Control” HERE.
“The New Reality” is the third and final chapter in the musical trilogy from iconic metal vocalist Geoff Tate, following a little over one year after the release of the second chapter, Resurrection, in 2016 and about two years after the first chapter, The Key. Operation: Mindcrime is a creative platform that continues in the spirit of the historic album of the same name, spawning concepts as grand as the music, and intertwining the intensity of the former Queensryche vocalist’s iconic past with the provocative, progressive mindset that has made him one of music’s most resolute forces and frontmen. Joined by a cast of musicians, Kelly Gray, John Moyer, Simon Wright, Scott Mercado, Scott Moughton, Brian Tichy, & Mike Ferguson, whose talent and resumes speak volumes for the quality of musicianship that will be on display here, “The New Reality” is a another fine progressive rock/metal entry from Tate.
Geoff Tate, Kelly Gray, John Moyer, Simon Wright, Scott Mercado, Scott Moughton, Brian Tichy, Mike Ferguson
JONO’s third studio album “Life” which is available today has also been met with critical acclaim:
If there was a shining candidate for hard rock album of the year, Jono’s “Life” is arguably it. Grab “Life” by the balls and take it.
Jono’s Life is terrific, both entertaining and compelling. And Johan Norrby is a vocal force of some reckoning. Quite recommended.
-Danger Dog Music Reviews
Arguably their best album to date
-Powerplay Magazine (UK)
Buy or stream the album here: http://radi.al/JonoLife.
JONO’s music is hard to pinpoint. Maybe it’s best described as melodic rock with symphonic and progressive elements, always based on strong melodies with bombastic arrangements. Dynamics and a contemporary, fat sound are important ingredients in the JONO musical recipe. Their music has been said to show the influence of great artists like Queen, Supertramp, Kansas, Journey and Sparks, but above all the band has received a lot of credit and praise because of their unique sound.
Johan Norrby – lead vocals
Johan Carlgren – piano/keyboards
Stefan Helleblad – lead guitar, guitars
Leo Olsson – guitars
Janne Henriksson – bass
Nicka Hellenberg – drums
The Holidays are just around the corner and this would make a great gift for that Def Leppard fan…I can’t think of a better way to spend Christmas morning but then to watch this DVD while the kids are playing with their toys.
They’re Not The Hoople (if you will) but these Down N Outz are on top of the world.
-Maximum Volume Music
If you are a fan of Mott the Hoople or even a fan of great rock music there are a host of reasons to check this out
-The Rock Pit
Down ‘n’ Outz have released their brand new live album “The Further Live Adventures Of …” today, via Frontiers Music Srl. The live album, recorded in Sheffield Corporation in December 2014, is available in 2CD/DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl and digital formats In addition, the band has reissued their previous records “My Re-Generation” and “The Further Adventures Of …” on CD, LP and Digital.
The Down ‘N’ Outz is the project founded and fronted by Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott and backed by members of The Quireboys, Wayward Sons and Raw Glory. The band pays tribute to rock legends Mott The Hoople and was established from the most unusual of circumstances … in the words of Joe Elliott: “When Mott The Hoople announced they were reforming for a week’s worth of shows at the Hammersmith Odeon I was asked that I participate in some capacity. They’ve always been my favourite band and it’s nice to see the rest of the rock world finally catch up and give them their due.”