Finnish Melodic Death Metallers Mors Principium Est are back via AFM Records on Friday 23rd October with their seventh album, the short and snappy entitled 'Seven', but no less impressive and epic than its predecessors. It's a perfect continuation from where they left off with 'Embers Of A Dying World' in 2017: Death Metal, which is almost Progressive in its brutality, combined with sophisticated orchestrations that, used sparingly, never drown in bombast, and fuse with dramatic, melancholic melodies. Next year, singer Ville Viljanen and British guitarist Andy Gillion will introduce MPE's ten brand new songs, when they join Wolfheart on an extensive European tour, together with a cast of top notch live musicians.
Introducing ....... Vicious Rooster 30/9/20
Singer-songwriter Juan Abella kick-started the comeback of his musical project, Vicious Rooster, last month, with the release of its latest single, 'The Moon Is Dancing', which today's Video Of The Day. Simultaneously, the track was presented live at Chicago's annual Ruido Fest Festival, sharing the virtual musical bill with Bandalos Chinos, Francisca Valenzuela and other great artists. Vicious Rooster combines elements of Classic Rock with tints of Southern Rock and a hint of Grunge, influenced by an elite palette of renown artists such as Led Zeppelin, The Black Crowes and Alice In Chains, among others, to create its soulful sound. After moving from his native Argentina, Juan moved to Los Angeles, where he released Vicious Rooster's debut album, 'The Darkest Light", in 2017.
Rock Vault Ram Jam 30/9/20
Again we're playing catch up on today's Track Of The Day, as you can listen again to the third Rock Vault 107 show broadcast, including Ram Jam, Jefferson Airplane, The Who, ZZ Top (pictured) and more. Indeed, you can also listen live to Jules and Bob every Friday night at 8pm on 107 Meridian FM. Taking you back in time, they'll bring you tracks that you may know and some you may not, plus they always feature a special year.
Rory Gallagher CD Review 29/9/20
"As you listen through this collective, you can see why so many big name guitarists, from the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Brian May, Slash, Joe Bonamassa and Johnny Marr, credit Rory as their hero. Rory regularly switched styles from Blues to mainstream Rock mixing in Celtic riffing and sometimes stretching to the more Hard Rock drive you find in ‘Moonchild’. The stand out tracks for me are the epic ‘Ghost Blues’ (7 minutes 59 seconds), building from an acoustic base, the grooving ‘Bought and Sold’ and the vocal rich ‘Philby’.”
Today read another one of our great Lockdown album reviews, as Geoff C. gives you his take here on 'The Best Of Rory Gallagher', that's due to be released on Friday 9th October, of which 'Walk On Hot Coals' is today's Video Of The Day.
Thunderstick Mantra 29/9/20
Following the announcement last year that NWOBHM drumming legend Thunderstick planned to reform his eponymously named band, he has now confirmed the final addition to the line-up, guitarist, Steve Mantra. Also complementing Raven Blackwing – vocals, Rex Thunderbolt – bass and Vinny Konrad – guitar, Mantra, who first started playing guitar at the age of 15, has always had a love for Rock and Metal, and this is evident in the Academy of Contemporary Music graduate's playing style and ability. Currently the band are using Lockdown to work on new ideas, perfect their stage act and are also busy recording a much anticipated album which will be released through Roulette Records mid-2021.
Blues On The Radio Sugar 29/9/20
Today's latest Blues On The Radio Track Of The Day sees another hour of music fly by with contributions from Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar, Jim Kirkpatrick, Sandra Bouza, Nigel Barker, TBelly (pictured), Kirk Fletcher, Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite, Sam Barlow, Jack Blackman, Anthony Gomes, Bobby Rush, Kim Wilson, John Németh and Trevor Babajack Steger.
#BluesHour Tonight 28/9/20
Don't miss this week's European Blues Awards #BluesHour on Twitter tonight, using the hash-tag every Monday from 9pm CET/8pm GMT/3pm EST. It's the weekly online Blues Music Forum, and it's your chance to share your videos, news and reviews on the Blues worldwide.
It's A Long Way Back 28/9/20
Innovative British Rockers Cypher16 have unveiled the third song, and the title track from their upcoming second full-length album, 'It's A Long Way Back (From This Road)', which is today's Track Of The Day. A refreshingly original Rock band, Cypher16 harnesses Metal with a hint of modern Industrial to create a truly massive sound. Consisting of Jack Doolan - vocals/guitars, Will Cass - guitars/vocals, Rich Hinks - bass and Declan Doran - drums, the band’s debut album, 'The Great Surveyor', was released in October 2015 to rave reviews.
Cross To Bare 28/9/20
Last Friday, Welsh Hard-Rockers Eulogy released today's brand new Video Of The Day, ‘Cross To Bare’, via One Eyed Toad Records, which is taken from their recent EP ‘Memento Mori’. The video itself - featuring the band members performing in front of a fiery backdrop - is home-shot: a testament to the band’s personal hard work and DIY ethic even during the Coronavirus pandemic. Recorded at Coda Recording Studios and mixed and mastered by Neil Garland; ‘Cross To Bare’ showcases the band’s Melodic Hard Rock sound. The powerful vocals of lead singer and bassist Neil Thomas take centre stage; backed by equally powerful lyrics - the track depicts the feelings of losing someone close, and ultimately dealing with that loss.
Bad Touch Photo Gallery 27/9/20
Well, it's been a long, long time, but well worth waiting for, as today we share our first gig photo gallery here for over six months, taken by Mr. Rockrpix himself, John Bull, at Bad Touch's Leo's Red Lion gig on Friday night in Gravesend, Kent. Despite it being a masked socially distanced limited capacity seated gig on the outdoor stage, John reported back that Bad Touch were great as expected, as were of course John's photos!
Trial Of Escapade 27/9/20
Releasing their debut album, 'Luggage Falling Down', this past April, Los Angeles' Lufeh (a band of both Brazilian and American musicians) recently shared today's Video Of The Day, 'Trial Of Escapade', the last video from the series that they have been sharing over these past few months. It showcases their high energy and knack for performing, and, indeed, Lufeh's debut album was a trying, yet successful first recording for Gera Penna – keys, Duca Tambasco – bass, Dennis Atlas – vocals, Teo Dornellas – guitar and Lufeh Batera - drums, who lived together for two weeks throughout the process, sharing their blend of Progressive Rock injected with Jazz styles, Heavy Metal foundations and rhythmic Brazilian influences. For fans of Dream Theater, Incubus and Haken, Lufeh is smooth and rhythmic Progressive Metal; heavy chords followed by light melodies and the occasional crazy guitar solo.
Silver Moon (For Neal) 27/9/20
Kenny Roby has shared the video for 'Silver Moon (For Neal)', today's Track Of The Day, off his new, critically-acclaimed album 'The Reservoir'. Written in memory of longtime friend and collaborator Neal Casal, the initial spark for the song came to Roby a year ago to the day following the memorial concert for the late musician at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York State, on September 25th, 2019. The video created by Angie Pickman, using cut paper art animation, captures the sentiment of the song's lyrics, including stark, moving verses. Indeed, Casal was set to produce Roby's album, but took his own life shortly before the recording sessions were to begin.
DS4 Sound Lounge Tonight! 26/9/20
David Sinclair Four are live tonight at The Sound Lounge, 102 London Road, Morden SM4 5QT. Doors open at 6pm with music till 9.15pm. Socially distanced seating tickets should be booked in advance by visiting www.thesoundlounge.org.uk
Happiness Is Mine 26/9/20
'Revelino' will be released on vinyl on Friday 9th October – 26 years to the week since the original release date of their eponymous debut album, of which the lead single, 'Happiness Is Mine' is today's Video Of The Day. At that time, the album received rave reviews, and now it has now been remastered with a bonus six-track EP featuring a remixed 'Happiness Is Mine'. The remaing tracks are five previously unreleased songs including 'Try It On' and 'Ennio' (a timely rediscovery following maestro Ennio Morricone’s recent passing), originally outtakes from album, that have been remixed. 'The Only One Alive' and 'Little Bird' are demos that have been salvaged and remastered from cassette, and 'Place In The Sun' features the band’s much-missed departed friend Gavin Ralston.
Rock Vault Kiss 26/9/20
We're playing catch up again on today's Track Of The Day, as you can listen again to the second Rock Vault 107 show broadcast, including Kiss, Sammy Hagar (pictured), Scorpions, Nazareth, Primal Scream, The Eagles and more. Indeed, you can also listen live to Jules and Bob every Friday night at 8pm on 107 Meridian FM. Taking you back in time, they'll bring you tracks that you may know and some you may not, plus they always feature a special year.
Red Lion Touch Tonight 25/9/20
"Plenty of Southern Rock swagger and foot stomping runs right through the album from the opener ‘Come A Little Closer’ to the closing number ‘Something About Your Kiss’. An interesting choice of cover version comes in the form of ‘I’ve Got The Music In Me’, originally recorded by Kiki Dee (possibly a breaker into mainstream radio). It’s the ballad ‘See You Again’ that makes for the stand out track, falling a little more mid-Atlantic, similarly with the following track, ‘Before I Die’." That was part our take here on Bad Touch's latest album 'Kiss The Sky', and the guys return tonight between 7pm and 10pm to Leo's Red Lion, Crete Hall Road, Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent DA11 9AA, to perform a social distanced limited capacity gig on the outdoor stage, rain or shine - so bring appropriate clothing!
Highway To Heartbreak 25/9/20
One of the hottest AOR acts to emerge from the European Melodic Rock scene, Stardust release their debut full-length album, 'Highway To Heartbreak', on Friday 9th October, of which their track, '2nd Hand Love', is today's Video Of The Day. Indeed, their self-titled debut EP created quite a buzz, and the band were subsequently snapped up by Frontiers. Professing a love of Def Leppard, Winger, Journey and other 80's artists, the Hungarian quintet have taken those influences and added their own stamp, which is an amalgam of Classic Melodic Hard Rock and AOR, with hooky choruses, exquisite keyboards, vocal harmonies and loud guitars. Renowned US songsmith Mark Spiro (Bad English, House Of Lords, Giant) and Swedish guitar hero Tommy Denander have also contributed to the writing and production for the album.
Blues Club Band 25/9/20
Today's Blues Club Podcast Track Of The Day is another two hours of non stop Best in Blues and beyond with More Music and Less Chat, featuring new releases, classic tracks and UK IBBA Presenters' Picks, including music from Vanessa Collier, Billy Walton Band, Rory Gallagher, Peter Parcek, Malaya Blue, Steely Dan (pictured), A Band Called Sam, Thin Lizzy, Jimmy Johnson, David Bowie, Walter Trout, Johnnie Taylor and many more.
A Day For The Beaches 24/9/20
Australia’s beloved Psychedelic-Surf-Rockers Ocean Alley will premiere their film 'Lonely Diamond - Live In Studio', online this Friday 25th September here at 11am UK time/8pm local time - a live performance of their recent, critically acclaimed third album, 'Lonely Diamond', played in full. Presented in conjunction with the band’s community brand, 'A Day For The Beaches', it's available for ticket-buyers to watch at any time globally for 48 hours, plus the band will also join a live Q&A chat hosted on the video platform to coincide with the premiere in each of the respective Sydney, UK, New York City and Los Angeles time zones.
Autumn Leaves 24/9/20
Multi-platinum, four-time Grammy-nominated Rock band Goo Goo Dolls have just released today's Video Of The Day for 'Autumn Leaves', the slow-burn track initially appearing on the band’s twelfth studio album 'Miracle Pill'. Also, on Friday 2nd October, the band will release, 'This Is Christmas', the first official single taken from their first-ever holiday record, 'It’s Christmas All Over', due to be released on Friday 30th October via Warner Records. Produced by frontman John Rzeznik alongside the band’s longtime collaborators Brad Fernquist and Jimmy McGorman, the record was created during lockdown. With the band currently in the studio working on another album of new material, they will also be hitting the road for an expansive North American tour in the Summer of 2021.
Bondbreakr Interview 24/9/20
Bondbreakr join today's Zach Moonshine Show Track Of The Day to talk about and play their new album, Covid-19, the state of the world, plus take some questions from Zach's live audience. There's also new releases from Behemoth, Thou, Howling Giant, Acherontia Styx, Journey Into Darkness, Amboog-A-Lard, Raped Ape, Six Feet Under, Alcoholica, Skelethal, Battle of the Bands winners Vocaldrop, Kublai Kapsalis, Benediction, Every Mother's Nightmare, Anaal Nathrakh, Furnace, Godsend, Angelic Desolation, Marche Funebre, Carnation, Infiltration, Dark Quarterer, Highfront, Epica, Glacier, Carcass, Isolert, Invincible Force, Burning Witches, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Omegavortex, YMIR (Finland), VokodloK, Witchwood, Witchtrap (Colombia), White Magician and Vox Mortis!
She's On Fire 23/9/20
Yes, the virus free puppets are back! Today's Video The Day heralds the release of another clever animated video of 'She's On Fire', the third track taken from Geoff Carne & The Raw Rox Band's ten-song collective, ‘Big Town’, originally released at the end of July. The video follows on from 'Hold On', with vocalist/guitarist Carne ably assisted by experienced session musicians, the Raw Rox Band, namely Jim Black – bass guitar, Zoki Jovanoski – drums, Bob Calvert – keyboards and Arby ‘Slash’ Rockman – lead guitar, thanks to Geoff’s producer Paul Mex.
Lockdown Live 2020 23/9/20
European Blues Award winner Erja Lyytinen will release her ‘Lockdown Live 2020’ as a live album CD and DVD package on Friday 6th November. The album brilliantly captures a historic moment in time, as it was filmed and recorded during the Covid-19 pandemic, and is in advance of Erja’s February UK tour next year. Indeed, Lyytinen was in the middle of one of her busiest times of her career when the pandemic struck, and at the start of this year, Erja was riding the crest of a wave, given her touring and promotional activities were catalysed by a string of high-profile achievements during 2019. This live recording takes a retrospective look back on Lyytinen’s long and successful career, and with such a vast back catalogue behind her, Erja was quite literally ‘Torn’ (a track from her 2019 release, 'Another World'), in choosing the songs to feature in her setlist and this subsequent concert album.
Rock Vault Bad Company 23/9/20
We're playing catch up on today's Track Of The Day as you can listen again to the very first Rock Vault show, which includes gems from Bad Company, Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Free and more. Indeed, you can also listen live to Jules and Bob every Friday night at 8pm on 107 Meridian FM. Taking you back in time, they'll bring you tracks that you may know and some you may not, plus they always feature a special year.
Walkway Live! 22/9/20
Despite these difficult times, last month saw Walkway play a couple of extremely successful and popular outdoor shows, and the four-piece Rock band from Diss have now confirmed that on Saturday 3rd October they will be appearing live on the outside stage at the Sizewell Sports & Social Club, King Georges Avenue, Leiston IP16 4JX, from 3pm to 6pm. It's free entry with all social distancing and Covid-19 measures in place, although the venue has recommended advance bookings by phoning 01728 830025.
Talk Of The Town 22/9/20
Ayreon will be releasing a brand-new studio album ‘Transitus', this Friday 25th September via Music Theories Recordings, and prior to its release they have unveiled the fourth and final lyric (behind-the-scenes) video of 'Talk Of The Town', which is today's Video Of The Day. It's most possibly the most Ayreon-ish track on the album, although 'Transitus' is built around an entirely new story, not connected to the Ayreon universe, although as always it does have some subtle links. The Sci-Fi theme makes way for a Gothic ghost story set (partly) in the 19th century with elements of horror and the supernatural. As with any Ayreon album, it is an explosive and expansive affair and features one of the most iconic and recognisable voices in Sci-Fi history, most known from his eight-year stint as Doctor Who, Tom Baker.
Blues On The Radio Squeeze 22/9/20
On this week's Blues On The Radio Track Of The Day, Richard Dunning attempts to squeeze even more music into his show! It's all a bit frantic, but there are so many great albums that he we wants you to hear, including Eric Johanson, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar, Mike Ross, Susan Santos (pictured), Jeffrey Halford and more.
Lee Kerslake 21/9/20
Last weekend, iconic former Ozzy Osbourne and Uriah Heep drummer Lee Kerslake passed away from cancer at the age of 73. The Osbournes recently agreed to grant Kerslake his dying wish of receiving his platinum albums, after being contacted by Metal Hall of Fame President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. Gesualdo informed the Osbournes that Kerslake had terminal cancer, and that he wanted to help mend the legendary three decade old, ongoing, headline grabbing feud, which was levied over financial payments and song royalties between the Osbournes and Kerslake. After conversations and much strategising, the Osbournes and Gesualdo arranged to have the Platinum record awards presented as a surprise to Kerslake for his Induction into the Metal Hall of Fame, at the Annual Metal Hall of Fame Celebrity Gala. Kerslake had been working on a solo album entitled 'Eleventeen'. A much anticipated documentary on Lee featuring Kiss, Uriah Heep, Ozzy Osbourne band members and other rockstars has been in production by film maker Tayla Goodman, and is waiting to be finalised.
Something To Believe 21/9/20
All too relevant for those of us struggling through the pandemic and adjusting to lockdown, President Street made a triumphant return in June with today's Track Of The Day, ‘Something to Believe’, which tells the inspirational tale of overcoming adversity and pain, and looking towards a future where you can rely unwaveringly on yourself. Born from Pete Moses’ discovery of his passion for music production, in partnership with vocalist and songwriter Ruby, ‘Something to Believe’ begins with Ruby’s characteristically honey-sweet vocal in an acapella introduction which immediately sets the tone and introduces the hook of the song. The production is slick, as it kickstarts the rest of the song, with trip-hop inspired rhythms which support and solidify the intimate and personal delivery of Ruby’s lyrics. The result is that of a wholly confident artist, with a song that screams triumphant independence from every aspect of its assured and assertive sound.
This Party's Over 21/9/20
Today's Video Of The Day is Fish's brand new single, ‘This Party’s Over’, the latest song to be taken from his highly anticipated final studio release, the solo double album, 'Weltschmerz', which will be released this Friday 25th September. ‘This Party’s Over’ is an honest and reflective song from Fish, which as he explains was inspired by, “when I started to become concerned about my drinking”. Having long been a renowned bon vivant, but in recent years changed his habits, the song mirrors this transformation with upbeat Folk-infused Rock focusing on the positives of change. The captivating video finds Fish performing the song, wine glass in hand, as animations come to life around him reflecting the lyrics of the track. It is an extraordinary piece of work that brings down the curtain on the Scotsman’s hugely successful musical career.
Stream Tea With JB Today 20/9/20
Joe Bonamassa will perform a special live stream pay per view concert from the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, here today at 4pm Eastern/1pm Pacific/9pm UK time. This concert will feature songs from his new album 'Royal Tea' before its official release on Friday 23rd October. Joe has never performed a full, unreleased album for audiences like this before, giving fans from around the world the opportunity to come together for an unforgettable night of Blues Rock music. Along with 'Royal Tea' he’ll perform classic remixes from his 20th anniversary album 'A New Day Now'. The evening will also continue with a one hour “After-Party Showcase” featuring several live performances from an array of some of the hottest rising stars in Blues Rock music.
Mason Hill Against The Wall 20/9/20
Hotly tipped Scottish Rock outfit, Mason Hill, released their new single 'Against The Wall' last Friday via 7Hz Recordings (ADA), and today's Track Of The Day is the title track taken from their debut album, which will be released next year on Friday 5th March. To trace the Mason Hill story to its origin, Scott Taylor and James Bird met at school in Glasgow. At the age of 14, Bird was already an accomplished, award-winning, gifted guitar prodigy, and teenager Taylor already harboured dreams of fronting a Rock ’n’ Roll band. Consequently the pair’s friendship and shared aspirations led them to form Mason Hill in 2013, adding drummer Craig McFetridge, bassist Matthew Ward and guitarist Marc Montgomery in due course. Five diverse, colourful characters, these ambitious young men were instantly bonded by a shared, singular vision, which now has finally paid dividends with their forthcoming debut release.
Superfecta Breathe In 20/9/20
Grunge rockers Superfecta released their first new track in two years via their music platform Aurovine last Friday, and today's Video Of The Day, 'Breathe In', was written by lead singer Rob Negrini, and is the first part of a trilogy of recordings for the London band. New bassist Joe Head is introduced for the first time, as 'Breathe In' marks a turn in direction to a more aggressive, darker sound, that sees no holding back with the opening riff, and an edgy and potent threat of distorted guitar. Each passage builds in tempo and intensity with similarities to Alice In Chains during their 'Dirt' era. Matt Vella pounds the drums throughout each chord struck like an army general, as Negrini croons over solid basslines, delivering vocals full of emotion and sincerity. Head brings a new dynamic to their sound, as evidence in the intro, and later on in the instrumental break. The song writing is more polished, as Head’s vibrant bass work allows Danun Todd freedom to fire up a tantalising solo that evokes images of Tony Iommi in his heyday! Superfecta are back hungrier, darker, and with an appetite for more heavier music.
Green Eel Pie Tonight 19/9/20
Yes that's right! Following their sell-out Eel Pie Club gig last year celebrating the music of Peter Green, guitarists/vocalists Tim Hain and Robin Bibi will again be performing tonight the music of the late legendary guitarist plus some of their own original songs, at The Cabbage Patch, 67 London Road, Twickenham TW1 3SZ. Advance booking only here with doors opening at 6pm, and the event from 7pm to 9pm being held in the garden at socially distanced tables. Food and drink will be by table service and you are also advised to wear warm clothes and/or bring a blanket.
Click On Me Day 19/9/20
Los Angeles, California, The City of Angels... cross-genre Rock ‘n’ Roller Derek Day is emerging from the creative cauldron of quarantine with a timely, provocative new single, 'Click On Me', now available on all digital platforms, and it's accompanied by a very current and apt 3D animated Video Of The Day. The guitar virtuoso is also joined by venerable Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid, whose eclectic career blending everything from Punk to Funk is a natural complement to Day’s own encompassing signature sound, driven by a wide variety of influences, including Classic Rock, R&B, Soul, Funk and Pop. The track is the result of a collaborative process between Day and Reid which began in 2018, with Vernon co-writing, producing and arranging the track, complemented by Derek's lyrics, a thoughtful meditation on themes of loneliness, desire and artifice, in how people present themselves in the crafting of their online identities. In a final bit of thematic synchronicity, the release will be celebrated with a socially distanced virtual live show streaming on Facebook Live which will be announced via social media in an apt twist.
Simply Country Jolly 19/9/20
Today's latest Simply Country Track Of The Day features music from Andrew Farriss, The Eddie T Band, Lauren Jolly, Liv Lawrence, Trevor Loughrey, Sami Lavette, Amanda Page Cornett, Emma-Jane, Adrienne Haupt, Maria Doherty, Geri Kane, Morgan Wallen, Granger Smith, Victoria Eman, Donna Marie, Greenshine, Padraig Jack, Scotty Lee Williams, Wild Fire, Helen Townsend, Laura Evans (pictured), Stephen Rosney, Charles Esten, Peter Simson, Ginnie Terry, Arthur Stulien, Autumn Rose, Georgia Nevada, Tracy Millar, Colin Kenny, Michael Farrell and Lou Kyme.
Consolidated Reunited 18/9/20
The legendary Industrial/Rap/Rock/Funk politically active and socially critical 90's band, Consolidated, have reunited for a one-time album release through Cargo Records later this year, plus a European tour pencilled in from May to July next year. Indeed, since breaking up in the 1990's, the left leaning group, consisting of Adam Sherburne: guitar, vocals, Mark Pistel: samples, sequencers and keyboards/synths and Lynn Farmer (Meat Beat Manifesto): drums, have decided to bring a well-needed message to the world during this time of great division. Formed in 1988, the Americans are best known in the early 1990's as an Alternative Dance band, and between 1989 and 1994 their instrumental style evolved from Industrial, to Hip-Hop, to Hard Rock and Funk, with mixtures of live and electronic instruments. They were also distinguished by their radical lyrics, as well as their innovative sonic collages.
Broken Kings 18/9/20
Progressive Rockers The Flower Kings have released their first single, 'Broken', (today's Video Of The Day) from their upcoming new double album, 'Islands', due for release on Friday 30th October via InsideOutMusic, just a year after the group’s much celebrated 'Waiting For Miracles'. The 92 minute long opus features artwork by Yes legend Roger Dean plus all trademark sounds and melodies, that Roine Stolt - vocals, ukulele, guitars, additional keyboards, Hasse Fröberg - vocals & acoustic guitar, Jonas Reingold - bass, acoustic guitar, Zach Kamins - pianos, organ, synthesisers, mellotron, orchestrations, Mirko DeMaio - drums, percussion and guest Rob Townsend - soprano saxophone, are renowned for. From vintage keys to epic guitar solos, from odd drum patterns to symphonic elements, The Flower Kings present a dynamic and complex record that is bold, bombastic and beautiful.