WELCOME THEO SAMSON

Theo Samson

Due to the market changes and extra promotional requests, which we get from many bands, we  have decided not only to increase our personnel again, but also add an extra department. First and foremost in order to meet the demands on quality, we had to find an experienced Promotion manager. Herewith we would like to introduce a new member of our staff -
Theo Samson. Theo is not only the owner of Rock Inc. Promotion / The Rock Online (Marketing / Promotion) - but also best known in the BeNeLux and Germany for his work in the Music Business. Working for Labels as AFM / Metalville / BOB MEDIA etc. but also for a lot of festivals / Events in The BeNeLux  / France / U.K. and Germany area, coordinating bus travels and doing promotion/marketing for some of them too.
Bands like : Whitesnake, Doro, U.D.O. , Blackmore's Night, Slayer, Schandmaul , J.B.O., Edguy, Avantasia, Kissin' Dynamite, Evergrey, Ugly Kid Joe, Annihilator amm. already crossed his path or still using his service.
We are very happy to have Theo Samson joining the team and give him a very warm welcome.

WELCOME PARAGON

Paragon

We give a very warm welcome to Paragon from Germany. PARAGON was formed in 1990 by guitarist Martin Christian in Hamburg, Germany. After 3 years of being on smaller labels with moderate success, PARAGON signed a deal in 2000 with the Hamburg based label Remedy Records. This pairing resulted in the release of 3 highly successful albums, STEELBOUND, LAW OF THE BLADE and THE DARK LEGACY. Several European tours soon followed with high profile acts such as IRON SAVIOR & GAMMA RAY. This time period also found PARAGON performing at all of the biggest festivals including Sweden Rock & Summer Breeze and sharing the stage with legendary bands like SAXON & VIRGIN STEELE. In 2004 PARAGON attained their crowning achievement; performing on the main stage of the Wacken Open Air Festival in front of 48,000 diehard metalheads. Shortly after, the follow up album THE REVENGE found PARAGON reaping massive success and praise with both critics & fans alike and is still considered a pinnacle of their career. The following 2 albums FORGOTTEN PROPHECIES & SCREENSLAVES were received with the same level of enthusiasm however due to unexpected lineup changes the band was unable to promote them to the level they deserved with only a handful of shows being played. In the early part of 2010 Martin Christian decided to leave PARAGON but was firm in his belief that Andreas Babuschkin, Jan Bünning and Chris Gripp should push forward with PARAGON. This led to the recruitment of Wolfgang Tewes several months later as Martin's replacement and a completed lineup in 2012 with the addition of 2nd guitarist Jan Bertram. With new blood in the band and a renewed sense of energy, PARAGON returned to the stage and also began the songwriting for the highly anticipated follow up to SCREENSLAVES. In May of 2012 PARAGON entered Piet Sielck's "Powerhouse Studios" to begin the recording of their 10th album FORCE OF DESTRUCTION, which saw an aggressive return to form in the style of their previous albums LAW OF THE BLADE and THE REVENGE, still considered some of the band's strongest albums. The results have been more impressive than the band anticipated. Vicious chainsaw guitars, relentless drums, pummeling bass and intense vocals topped by powerful choirs & highly creative songwriting instantly catapults FORCE OF DESTRUCTION to the top of all PARAGON albums. Featuring 10 songs complete with incredible intro and an ultra-aggressive cover of the song "Son Of A Bitch" by German heavyweights Accept, FORCE OF DESTRUCTION combines all the best elements of PARAGON's sound while still pushing it forward into new levels of power. The album culminates in the epic composition BLOOD & IRON, featuring guest vocals by 2 legitimate stars of the metal world, Kai Hansen and Piet Sielck. The incredible front cover design by Dirk Illing and 1st class photos by Stefan Malzkorn are brilliantly captured in the layout design by Claudia von Bihl, all of which is just the icing on the cake for this world class production.  In July 2012 PARAGON attracted the attention of one of the leading metal labels, Napalm Records resulting in the signing of a worldwide contract in August. The new album FORCE OF DESTRUCTION is scheduled for release in October 2012 with distribution through Universal.

WELCOME IQ

We are very proud to add Prog Gods IQ to our roster. With a history of over 30 years, having released more than 25 albums, including live-shows, collections and remixes, IQ are widley regarded as one of the world´s most highly respected progressive rock acts. Founded in 1981 by guitarist Mike Holmes the band soon had it´s international breaktrough with „The Wake“ in 1985. This instant classic, is seen by many as one of the defining progressive rock albums of the eighties. An UK tour with Wishbone Ash led to a lucrative major deal with Phonogram. The band toured all through europe to promote their album „Nomzamo“ and their chart-hit „Promises“, recorded with „Are your sitting comfortably?“ a world-wide success and went again on an extensive tour, this time with Mike and the Mechanics. But at the beginning of the 90´s, the band decided to go independent again to regain total control about their music.  Friends and associates founded the label „Giant Electric Pea“. In the next years albums like „Ever,“, Seventh House“ and „Dark Matter“ proofed how fine that concept worked out. „Frequency“ (2009), was voted album of the year in many websites and magazines. IQ are Peter Nicholls (vox), Mike Holmes (git), Paul Cook (drums), Tim Esau (bass), Neil Durant (keys).

NEW BAND -added to Redlion Family

We give a very warm welcome to BLOODY MARY from Italy. Since the year 2000 Bloody Mary represents Gothic Rock in Italy. Their three first EP, "Bloody Zero Live", "Red" and "Rosemadder" became a cult among admirers of the dark goth genre. In the 2005 they were internationally recognised. Their debut album Blood N' Roll was prepared by the British Record Company SixSixSix and found a wide response among fans in Europe and abroad. Since 2005 to 2008 Bloody Mary made numerous gigs in Europe, mainly in Great Britain and Germany. In the year 2010 came out the second CD "Party Music From Graveyards" released by the Italian label Valery Records, which was presented by many live concerts and immediately found his admirers. The album "Anno Zero" has been released on March 21th 2014 on CD and digital by Valery Records and distributed worldwide.

BLACKSLASH - Supporting Kissin Dynamite

Blackslash

We are happy to announce that our younsters from Blackslash will support Kissin Dynamite on their upcoming Megalomania Tour in Belgium/Vosselar and Netherlands/Weert. This will mark history in the young career of Blackslash since both shows will be the first time, the band will play outside Germany. Don't miss out on this amazing band!.

NEW BAND -added to Redlion Family

We give a very warm welcome to SILENT OPERA from France. A silent opera? Not really! Composed of Laure LABORDE and Steven SCHRIVER (vocals), Olivier SENTENAC (bass), Romain LARREGAIN (guitars), Jon ERVITI (drums) and Laura NICOGOSSIAN (keyboards), the story of SILENT OPERA began 5 years ago. Created in 2007 by the will and the complicity of Olivier, Laure and Romain, the first titles soon displayed a well sliced style mixing incisive riffs, clear and aggressive vocals and plaintive and poignant melodies. In 2010 the band released his first album ACT ONE, dark with black metal and progressive metal elements, supported by a constant opposition of its 2 complementary voices highlighting the characters inner pain described in the lyrics. This album was defended during a French tour in March 2011 and quickly got a great success. End 2012, after numerous concerts and a long work of composition still further towards the theme of introspection, "REFLECTIONS", SILENT OPERA's 2nd album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Mobo (LOKURAH, ERYN NON DAE, GOROD, MINUSHUMAN, etc.) at the Conkrete Studio (FR).
Finally, the band signed a recording deal with the well-known German label Massacre Records which has just released the band’s second studio album ‘Reflections’ worldwide on 21st Feb. 2014.

WELCOME EXUMER

We are very proud to add Thrash legends EXUMER to our roster. Formed in 1985, by singer/bassist Mem V. Stein and guitarist Ray Mensh, EXUMER went on to release two albums in 1986 (Possessed by Fire), and 1987 (Rising from the Sea), that are regarded as some of the most cult thrash metal releases ever to come out of Germany. EXUMER was also one of the first thrash metal acts to capture exotic, foreign markets like Poland and Brazil, where their albums were domestically released in the 1980s. The subsequent tours that followed those releases secured the band live shows in front of thousands of fans and an unusually large following outside of Germany.
Plagued by line-up changes and internal turmoil the band broke up in 1990, and did not perform live, with the exception in 2001 at the prestigious Wacken Open Air Festival, until 2009.
Mem and Ray decided to re-activate EXUMER in 2008, and the band embarked on their first tour since 1988, where they played 5 shows in April/May of 2009. The "5 Nights of Fire Tour", took the band through Europe (Germany, Holland, Greece), and the USA, where they headlined the "Thrasho de Mayo Festival", in front of 1300 fans in Los Angeles.
EXUMER returned to Europe in spring and the fall of 2010, where the band appeared at Norway's "Inferno Festival", among other stops in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Poland and Bulgaria during their "European Ignition Tour Part I & II".
In 2011, EXUMER completed writing and arranging material for their first new album in 24 years. The band chose Waldemar Sorychta (Grip Inc., Therion, Sodom, Moonspell, etc.), to produce their 10-track strong, hard hitting CD; Fire & Damnation.
Combining a punishing production with aggressive song writing, EXUMER managed to capture the intensity and feel of the 1980s thrash metal gems and yet sound up to date on their latest output.Fire & Damnation was released via Metal Blade Records worldwide in April, 2012.
Fire & Damnation catapulted EXUMER back in the forefront of the international music markets and the following live assaults in 2012 & 2013; only further cemented the band's cult status among the ranks of classic thrash metal acts in the world! EXUMER has embarked on tours and festivals in Mexico, South America and Europe since the release of Fire & Damnation, and finally released their first official video clip to the title song of their latest album, shot entirely in Sao Paulo/Brazil in 2012.

SAVAGE - THE LEGEND

We give a very warm welcome to Savage – The Legend, who have signed a worldwide booking contract with Redlionmusic. Hailing from the heart of the UK, Savage where born out of the need for a bunch of teenagers to put their own stamp on the hard rock scene. At just 18 and 15 years of age respectively, founder members Chris Bradley and Andy Dawson first set alight to the Nottinghamshire music scene by rampaging through covers of their heroes such as Thin Lizzy, UFO, Deep Purple and Van Halen. But the band weren’t dragging their heels when it came to penning original tunes and were soon wowing local audiences with a blend of energetic new metal. As a result they were invited to participate in 1981’s seminal compilation album 'Scene Of The Crime', contributing two barnstorming tracks 'Let It Loose' and 'Dirty Money' which would both go on to become stage favourites as the band’s star rose.

 It was clear the band were head and shoulders above the rest of the crowd. A copy of ‘Scene Of The Crime’ ended up in the hands of Lars Ulrich and before long the newly-formed Metallica were playing Savage tracks themselves, famously recording 'Let It Loose' which set them on the road to creating their brand of thrash metal and securing their first deal. At around the same time, Savage were offered their first deal. The band's double A-Side single ‘Ain’t No Fit Place’ c/w ‘The China Run’ had been released to strong reviews, and in 1983 Savage released their legendary debut album 'LOOSE ‘N’ LETHAL' which not only received rave reviews but was soon acclaimed as the best-selling metal import album in America.

 By now Savage were gigging across the UK although focussing their efforts especially on London where Kerrang favourably reviewed a number of their gigs. In 1984 the band went to Europe and shared the bill with Metallica and Venom, at the now legendary ‘Aardschok Day’ playing to 10,000 people and again receiving outstanding reviews. Metallica knocked at the dressing room door and asked to share a beer with the Savage boys; the bands would later meet again in London where more beer drinking ensued, this time for a Kerrang! article on real ale! In 1985 Savage released their second album 'HYPERACTIVE'. The album received a full 5K review in Kerrang! followed by a UK tour with a homecoming sold out show at the Mansfield Civic Theatre, outside of which many years earlier Bradley and Dawson had first met giving birth to Savage. But despite the success of the first two albums and live shows, the lack of support from both labels and management caused much frustration and resulted in the band finally folding in 1986.

 Bradley and Dawson continued to make music separately for the next few years until due to demand the band reformed with original drummer Dave Lindley to record the comeback album ‘HOLY WARS’ in 1995. The album sold well across the UK, Europe and Japan and the guys played a cracking set at Germany's Heavy Oder Was festival. Maintaining the momentum they recorded their fourth studio album 'BABYLON' which demonstrated Savage's ability to craft powerful, punchy classic rock, with Bradley's almost sneering vocals and thundering bass counterpointing Dawson’s outright riffing and searing solos, showing that British rock bands can have attitude, grit and punch! The new millennium brought 'XTREME MACHINE', an album full of mean, grooving rock which brought new fans to the band and was followed a year later with more live shows, the band hitting America for the first time with new boy Mark Nelson on drums before performing a stunning show at Wacken.

 Joined again by drummer Mark Nelson and new guitarist Kristian Bradley, Yes! Chris’s son and Andy’s Nephew, the band spent 2011 preparing songs for 'SONS OF MALICE'. Released April 2012 ‘SONS OF MALICE’ once again showed the band were in touch with the contemporary metal scene without losing sight of their traditional British roots, an aspect recognised by the significant number of positive reviews the album received worldwide. Shows throughout Europe proved the band had not lost any of their bite live! In fact new boys Mark Nelson and Kristian Bradley have given the band a new energy wholly apparent from barnstorming sets at Hard Rock Hell VI, CRF 13 and a legendary performance of the entire ‘LOOSE ‘N’ LETHAL’ album in reverse at the Headbangers Open Air Festival 2013. In a neat twist High Roller records issued a collectable vinyl version of ‘SONS OF MALICE’ that includes bonus tracks from the album recording sessions. Although material for their next release is already being written, the band are considering recording a live album to capture the excitement of the band on stage.

NEW BAND -added to Redlion Family

We give a very warm welcome to LAST DAY HERE from Slovenia.“Live your life like it is your last day here” is the life motto of LastDayHere.LastDayHere redefines the modern rock and metal genre. Mixing modern influences with the sounds these genres have produced over the last 40 years and by adding an incredible energy to this mix, gives LastDayHere their own unique and accessible sound. With their new album "A New Beginning", they once more want to show that they mean business. "Uniqueness is something that is often lost in the music industry. Bands try to put their own "stamp" on the music they create, even if what they're doing has been done a thousand times before. The treat is when a band comes along and does something, that, though they bear similarities to what's come before them, they put enough of their own "stamp" on the formula or genre to say they're doing something new or unique. We have this treat when listening to LastDayHere. LastDayHere has something that makes them stand out above the rest. They combine all the right elements with such balance and style that makes you wonder just where they've come from. LastDayHere are incredibly tight, they have a fresh, adrenaline pumping, sound of sheer quality and listenability of Rock Metal." (One2One ProMedia, USA). The band formed in 2005, and after some changes in the band line-up was fully formed in 2011, when Saso came into the band to join Marko, Jure, Uros and Tommi. “With our music we try to translate what we experience in our own lives, experiences we believe everyone has to deal with at some point in their lives as well, by pouring our souls and emotions with a similar level of intensity into the music and lyrics we create. With our latest creation, we hope to share all this with our existing audiences, but also that it helps us further in being presented to an even wider audience”.

Blitzkrieg Tour 2014

Blitzkrieg

Blitzkrieg touring Europe again in September 2014! Don't miss out!

Terrana Tour 2014

Terrana

We are very proud to announce the first dates for Terrana Tour 2014 are confirmed, Save your tickets now!

NEW BAND -added to Redlion Family

We give a very warm welcome to THE ROADKILL from Norway.“The perfect cocktail blending essentials of 80′s shred, 90′s rock and timeless industrial metal.” Lyrically and musically the band is genuine, original, provocative and emotionally moving. 2012 Singer Thomas Jacobsen joins forces with guitar player and ex-RoadKill manager Morten St. Elmo, reviving the project after the band ended splitting up caused by disagreement both music and image. The single “Lock Up Your Daughter” is released on New Years Eve the same year, receiving favorable reviews and publicity in Norway while rapidly spreading into the international community. 2013 Lock Up Your Daughter” reaches number 1 on “Urørt”, a Norwegian underground chart and is in rotation on American radio. The RoadKill starts working with Hyper Media Group in Canada to develop their world wide online presence. The Second single “Choke” from the much anticipated upcoming album “Reborn” is released. “Choke” immediately received rave reviews across the world. The band toured a few cities in Norway to check out the new material from Reborn album with LIVE audience. Great response and favorable reviews from music journalists throughout the world took the band to HOLLYWOODWEST in California. April16th - 2014 is a true milestone in The RoadKill`s history when the band entered the very same stage that AEROSMITH played 7 days before. legendary Whisky A Go Go did ask the band to play and the fans got overwhelmed about the power and intensity of the performance. Theband played famous Valley Club Paladino`s in Tarzana the day after. The RoadKill will continue to perform and support their upcoming release, while polishing their material, show and performance in anticipation of their upcoming North American tour in 2014

MIKE TRAMP - added to Redlion Family

We are very proud to welcome MIKE TRAMP to the family. As someone who has gambled his life and given his heart and soul to rock n roll, Tramp is philosophical when pondering what rock n roll has given him in return. “To me it is my lifestyle, a pair of glasses that I view life through, a pair of boots that take me to where I want to go and a religion that allows you freedom to follow your heart and do what you want.” Mike Tramp – “a life of no limits, rules or compromises”. RLM will provide European Booking for Mike Tramp, except UK/Ireland and Scandinavia.

BLACKFOOT -added to Redlion Family

Blackfoot

We are very proud to welcome the American Southern rock legends BLACKFOOT to the family.
The band's classic lineup consisted of guitarist and vocalist Rickey Medlocke, guitarist Charlie Hargrett, bassist Greg T. Walker, and drummer Jakson Spires.
They've had a number of successful albums during the 1970s and early 1980s, including Strikes (1979).
The year 2012 introduced a completely new line-up personally chosen and to be produced by founding member and front man Rickey Medlocke. The new line-up was modeled after the live high energy version of Blackfoot in the early 80s. Blackfoot is in the process of booking a full line up of live dates, which can be viewed on their new website: www.blackfootband.com. Walker, Hargrett, Estes and Pietro subsequently regrouped under the band name Fired Guns, whilst Ricky Medlocke continues to perform with Lynyrd Skynyrd and is producing the new line-up of Blackfoot.

NEW BAND -added to Redlion Family

We give a very warm welcome to LAST STROKE from Italy. Last Stroke started in 2010 in Reggio Emilia, Northern Italy. "Ashtray" was released on Sept,11 2012, through independent label Insomnia Records and the band toured along with Peter Doherty (Babyshambles, Libertines,UK) The EP "XMas sessions" was recorded on tape and released on Dec, 24 with 2 acoustic songs. In Feb 2013 the band was official supporter for Linea 77, alt. rock/metal Italian act. Last Stroke played with The Fire in March 2013, for Shandon ex lead-singer's new solo project. Last Stroke played at Rock n Roll Arena in March 2013, winning the Nord Italian branch of B-Live contest. "Pure Fun" is the first single out from "Ashtray", and the videoclip was out in July 2013. The band won fist prize at National Contest B-Live: a European tour (Austria,Germany, Netherland, Belgium) to be held in 2014. Last Stroke also performed at Nissan Skipass 2013, as main act during the most important free style and winter sport Italian exhibition. "Ipecac" music video was released as Las Stroke's second single and it was on heavy rotation on National music tv "Rock Tv".The band is in tour with brand new songs to be included in its next album, since April 2014.

TERRANA -added to Redlion Family

We are very proud to welcome Mike Terrana’s new solo band to the family:
Terrana is a classic 3 piece power trio reminiscent of the music that was generated in the 1970′s, no pro tools , no auto tune no drum samples ….just pure live rock n roll with a positive message. The band was formed in the Summer of 2013 by world renowned drummer Mike Terrana who has played with a wide variety of artists, such as Tarja Turunen, Steve Lukather, Tony Macalpine, Yngwie Malmsteen, Axel Rudi Pell, Masterplan, Gamma Ray and Rage.

Band line up:
Guitar and lead vocals – Fabri Kiarelli
Drums – Mike Terrana
Bass and Lead Vocals – Alberto Bollati

NEW BAND -added to Redlion Family

We give a very warm welcome to THE TROUSERS from Hungary. The Trousers is a garage rock/hard rock band from Budapest, Hungary. Their main musical influences are 70’s rock and roll groups (The Rolling Stones, Iggy & The Stooges, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC) and contemporary rockbands like The Hellacopters, Monster Magnet or BRMC. The band was formed around 2005 in Budapest by Zoltan Kovary, who was a guitarist of famous hungarian indie rock band Amber Smith (between 2004 and 2009). After many member changes, concerts and an EP in 2007, they released their first album Planetary process in 2008 featuring Blood for you, a No 1 hit on hungarian national radio. The song was also released in the US and France on compilations. Although there are several heavy garage rock songs on the album (like Doctor keep your hands off me, which was a Top 5 song on a Belgian radio), the material is more indie-rock influenced, thanks to that age and Kovary’s position in Amber Smith. From 2009 the band turned into 100% garage and retro hard rock genre, and left their indie influences (Primal Scream, Doves or Oasis) behind. In this period they had played important shows in Hungary (Sziget Festival, A38) but also performed in Denmark (Gutter City Garage Rock Festival, opening for the mighty Blue Van), Germany (Melt! Festival), Belgium (Botanique Club), Austria, Czeh Republic. The second LP, Soul machine came out in 2010, which was a great leap forward musically. It contained fast and mid-tempo rock and roll songs with some psychedelic and hard soul tastes. The album was nominated for best hard rock album of Hungary in the year 2011, and they also had an offer from CBS’ Hawaii 5.0 for their song Too tough to tame. The video of the single Mortal moon appeared on different sites and online TV-s, for example Rock Label TV in Switzerland. In 2010 summer they played at Hegyalja Festival Hungary, on the same stageas their long time hero Motörhead. In 2010-2011 they had tours in Czeh Republic and Romania as well. In 2012 The Trousers began to work on Freakbeat. They released Sister Sludge EP with four new songs and a cover of Cornershop’s great rock and roll tune Lessons learned from Rocky I to Rocky III. The singer and songwriter of Cornershop Tjinder Singh gave permission for the cover personally, and really loved The Trouser’s version. Freakbeat finally came out in the spring of 2013, and all the reviews agree that this is their strongest work until now. The first single, I get around was pretty succesful, it appeared on hungarian national radio and MTV, and on a lot of sites and tv shows, for example on the site of New Musical Express. The album itself had very good reviews, not only in their homeland but also in the middle european area (Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Czeh Republic) and in Italy, Germany and UK. One of the greatest moments on this LP is that there is an outstanding guest musician on thesong Real Deep Groove, namely Nicke Andersson, former leader of legendary swedish rockgroup The Hellacopters. Andersson, who plays a guitar solo on this number, found thematerial impressive, and said he would happy to see The Trousers as an opening act for his current band Imperial State Electric. This project was managed by Lars Erik Tindre, former swedish embassy secretary in Budapest, who have a rock management in Sweden called Sister Sludge Management. Lasse is helping The Trousers to make it in Scandinavia. In december, 2013 they played a gig in Budapest together with Honky from Texas, USA (featuring the members of Butthole Surfers and Down) and Peter Pan Speedrock from Holland. A few months later, in February, 2014 The Trousers released a new video for the song Fear of the city. It contains a lot of live footages shot on A38 standing ship, which was elected as „the best club in the world” a few years ago. On that night (2013, 25th of march) The Trousers opened for Peter Hook (ex Joy Division, ex New Order). After playing on some festivals in the summer, the band will begin to work on their fourth studio album.

NEW BAND -added to Redlion Family

We give a very warm welcome to BLACKSLASH from Germany. Take out the old band shirts; put your faded skinny jeans into your white sneakers and get back on track! Get ready to meet metal-warriors, punks and progheads, ‘cause tonight Blackslash’s live on stage. Applauding, singing along to an epic chorus and draining tinned beer – that’s what it’s all about. When your old Sabbath-shirt is nothing more than a sweated rag, you know that Blackslash are the ones to save your hope for an 80’s revival of Heavy Metal of the glorious days. Though the young band from Donaueschingen, Black Forest, Germany, was founded in 2007, they play the music your parents used to listen to (and were told not to listen). Old-School-Heavy-Metal, that’s what the five guys around bass player Alec Trojan stand for. And by playing neckbreaking concerts they give evidence to that. At this a galloping bass reminds you on Iron Maiden; two-part guitars let you travel time into the golden era of Thin Lizzy, while the melodious singing of front man Clemens Haas takes control over your mind. A faithful and steadily growing fan crowd is astonished every concert by the ease Christian Haas is stroking the strings with, to push his amps to the limit supported by a second guitar Daniel Hölderle. Meanwhile David Hofmeier tortures his drums to end up in a climax of dynamic and speed.
The fact that Blackslash is not about smooth-edged pop music is approved by their fans since the release of their “Blackslash EP” in 2011. The rough and edgy Heavy-Metal disc seemed to have the finger right on the pulse and touched the nerve of the bored lunatics and winos around the South of Germany. After just a few concerts the record was sold out and therefore Blackslash started planning their debut album that winter.
By the release of “Separate But Equal” they succeeded in becoming the most charismatic rock act in their region and attracted the local’s press attention to themselves.

HUMAN ZOO - brand new video

In the course of its 10th band anniversary Human Zoo released their brand new video clip "Fall In Love". The midtempo song is from their phenomenal third album "Eyes Of The Stranger" (Fastball/Sony Music) and completes the album now with the matching clip

ALKBOTTLE - enter the Metal/Rock Charts with Lager/Export

Alkbottle

With their first ever release "Lager/Export" in Germany, Alkbottle entered the Metal/Rock Charts on Nb 24! Congrats Gentleman! Don't miss their shows in Austria and Germany, more in the works!

REBELSTAR - brand new video

Enjoy the brand new video of Rebelstar

JEFF SCOTT SOTO - 30. ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2014

JEFF SCOTT SOTO Tour

Jeff Scott Soto 30th Anniversary tour.

JSS started his career back in 1984 at the ripe age of 18 years old with the 1st international incarnation of Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force. This year, he celebrates 30 years of his musical path (Yngwie, Talisman, Journey, Axel Rudi Pell, Rock Star) by hitting Europe at some of the premier festivals and a selection of club dates by revisiting the favorites of his life.

Adds Jeff “The past 10 years or so I have been concentrating on my solo career but at my shows, I still get audience members shouting out songs from my past that they want to hear...well, this is the chance for them to finally hear these songs and more!”.

Along with his latest line up including Jorge Salan (guitar), BJ (guitar/keys), David Z (bass) and Edu Cominato, the setlist will include some of the mentioned releases that Jeff has not performed live in many years.

NEW BAND -added to Redlion Family

We give a very warm welcome to HUASKA from Brazil.

HAELO - brand new video

Enjoy the brand new video of Haelo

NEW BAND -added to Redlion Family

We give a very warm welcome to SKINFLINT from Botswana/Afrika. Skinflint is a three piece African Heavy Metal band from Botswana, consisting of Giuseppe Sbrana (Guitar/Vocals) Kebonye Nkoloso (Bass) and Alessandra Sbrana (Drums). The band has had successful tours, and headlined shows across Africa and Europe.  They have also played alongside international acts such as Carcass (UK) and Parlotones.  
The bands releases have been considered to be pioneering example of blending traditional Heavy Metal with African Lyrical concepts, as well as musical theory. The lyrics address a wide range of subjects from traditional ancestral beliefs and African Mythology. This has helped the band receive global exposure, as a result CNN came to Botswana to interview SKINFLINT. The band performed GAUNA after the interview which was aired worldwide on both TV and CNN Internet site.
The band launched their fourth album "DIPOKO" at Rockcember (Gaborone, Botswana), and Nairobi Rock Fest 8th December 2012 (Kenya). Upon their return Skinflint won the 2nd "Annual African Metal" awards for general excellence and best Metal player of the year "Giuseppe Sbrana".
In 2013 the band performed several local concerts and they embarked on a successful Swedish tour in October-November 2013. Having made international strides "DIPOKO" topped the African Metal Charts as song of the year. Skinflint is currently working on their fifth studio album, to be released early 2014.

NEW BAND -added to Redlion Family

We give a very warm welcome to ANCILLOTTI from Italy. Ancillotti is a new band that not only encompasses the history of Italian heavy metal but above all is a family formed by: Daniele "Bud" Ancillotti, long standing singer of the known Italian Heavy Metal band Strana Officina as well as founder of Bud Tribe, his brother Sandro " Bid" Ancillotti bass player with Bud Tribe , Brian Ancillotti drummer with Rayden, J.R. and member of the historic band Shabby Trick and guitarist Luciano "Ciano" Toscani leader and founder of the internationally know band Listeria on the Italian hard & heavy scene for more than ten years playing concerts with international names such as Michael Schenker Group, Dokken, Anvil, Dokken, Iron Saviour and many others. The monicker Ancillotti is the best expression of the concept of family, the band's name is in fact a tribute to Daniele and Sandro's father, Renzo Ancillotti who at the venerable age of 87 is still their number one fan always ready to support the passion of his sons and nephew for rock music, even following their concerts when possible!
After several shows in 2012 Ciano composes a good number of riffs and song ideas that are brought to various forms of completion by the band and then, in july of this year, Ancillotti enter Tartini Studios 5 in Italy with the producer Fausto Tinello, to record their first EP called “Down this road together” The music is dynamic and powerful with monstrous riffs that become big-time rock anthems such as “Legacy Of Rock" or “Warrior” or passionate and emotive ballads such as “Sunrise”. Ancillotti are a real band, establishing a trust in one another that happens very rarely in the music world. At the end of 2012 thanks the success of the "Down this road together" ep ANCILLOTTI has signed the deal with the German Heavy Metal label 'Pure Steel Records' for the they debut album that will be released on 2013 with worldwide distribution in Europe, Japan, North- and South America, Asia and Oceania.
The band now is ready for the next step, for the next tour and to enlarge their steadily increasing fanbase!


IRON SAVIOR at ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2014

Iron Savior

One of our latest signings, German Metal legends Iron Savior are confirmed for Rock Hard Festival 2014, alongsite with
Annihilator, Blue Pills, Carcass, Dead Lord, Decapitated, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Insomnium, Midnight, Monster Magnet, Nocturnal, Obituary, Orphaned Land, Pretty Maids, Sacred Reich, Screamer, Solstafir, Tesla, Tryptikon, Zodiac, Roxxcalibur, Megadeth

NEW BAND -added to Redlion Family

We give a very warm welcome to KING'S CALL from Germany. Alex Garoufalidis has jammed and recorded with the likes of Graham Bonnet (Alcatrazz), and Chuck Wright (House Of Lords, Quiet Riot). His melodic style gives King’s Call its powerful and distinctive sound. Every song a winner; all music and lyrics are written by founding member Alex Garoufalidis, and sung by Mike Freeland, one of the top vocalists of the genre, who is known for his work fronting the legendary Praying Mantis. Chris Tsangarides the British Grammy-nominated record producer, sound engineer, and mixer, once again produced Lion’s Den, the band’s second album, and the follow-up to their debut 2011 release, “Destiny”. Tsangarides became a legend in his own time through his work with Gary Moore, Yngwie Malmsteen, Judas Priest and Thin Lizzy, to name but a handful. Tsangarides has also worked with pop-rock and alternative artists, including Depeche Mode and Tom Jones, which result in his Hard Rock productions having a wider appeal than most other typical releases in that genre. Dennis Ward, bass-player, producer-engineer and founding member of Pink Cream 69, mastered the album into an epic sounding melodic hard rock masterpiece.


Warriors of Metal Tour 2014

Warriors

We are very proud to announce the WARRIORS of Metal Tour 2014, featuring Metal legends JAGUAR, VORTEX, WIZARD and SALEM! Save your tickets now!

NEW BAND -added to Redlion Family

Haelo

We give a very warm welcome to HAELO from Hungary. After several successfull demos and EPreleases, HAELO band (formerly known as After@All) was refounded and refreshed in March 2007 with new members and new plans. The new line-up started gigging around Hungary with full force and they also made efforts on introducing themselves in other countries, just like Germany, Austria or Slovakia. But meanwhile they did not forget to work on the debut album as well. Supporting KARNIVOOL in München, Germany (March, 2010) was probably the most important concert in the life of Haelo. Sharing the stage (and even the backstage) with the australian genius-band gave much inspiration and enthusiasm for the Hungarian guys. December 2011 Haelo was signed by Warner Music's Hungarian partner, Magneoton and the band came out with the 11-track debut album, called AGEUSIA. The new record was digitally released in 39 countries and also can be downloaded from iTunes.


COLDSPELL - on tour in UK

Coldspell

COLDSPELL will play the United Kingdom for a few selected shows including the mighty Hard Rock Hell AOR Festival in North Wales. Don't miss out on this amazing band!.

NEW BAND -added to Redlion Family

We give a very warm welcome to PERTNESS from Switzerland. Pertness, thats true, indipendent Heavy Metal from the Bernese Highlands. The Album „Seven Times eternity“, which was released 2008, gave Pertness a recording contract with Karthago Records (Germany). The rhytmic, fast, melodic Powermetal songs got enthusiastic, not only locally but also beyond state.
The following album „From the beginning to the end“, which was released 2010, has been enriched with folk- and trash elements. In addition the very good sales figues, the album earned a lot of excellent critism. For example Metal Hammer 6/7 P: „With this album, Pertness really did everything right“.
Pertness live concerts are high-energy affairs. The guys, playing in kilts, deliver always a fast-paced, motion-rich show, already proved on different shows and festivals. The latest album "Frozen Time" was released on 9th of november 2012.


ALKBOTTLE - brand new video

ALKBOTTLE -  brand new video - subtitled in german! The first ever release in Germany will come via Bob Media ( Sonic Revolution/ Soulfood) on February 21., 2014!

NEW BAND -added to Redlion Family

Iron Savior Album 2014

We give a very warm welcome to German Metal Legends IRON SAVIOR!
The band will release their next brand new album, called: "Rise Of The Hero" via AFM Records on February 28., 2014!
Getting this new material on the road is the plan for 2014 and already in the works, so stay tuned for updates!