New CD by Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh & Five to Life is the creation of Mike Walsh. Best known for his work with his melodic rock band, Departure (as well as Message and many Tribute albums), Walsh says he has taken a different approach to his music on this record, a more earthy, natural sound. Walsh calls it a labor of love.

The songs embody thoughts, feelings, emotions, and relationships; “Face the Music” will stir your heart and capture your imagination. Walsh, reuniting with brilliant musicians, says the new record delivers a message of fine songwriting and exemplary musicianship.

In Short “Face the Music” is destined to become a part of any music lover’s collection.

The album releases 8 February 2023 and is available for order.

What the Press say: Trigger Mafia

trigger mafia - the brotherhoodSince this album is a year out now, it is high time we let you know about the many amazing reviews this album has been receiving. Just in case you missed it. And, well, because we’re obviously very proud of the album!

So here we go:

  • Interview with The Permanent Rain Press. Founding member Shawn Meehan talks about the band’s origins, their new record and the themes listeners can expect to hear.
  • Sinusoidalmusic.com writes: “The Brotherhood is a tightly packed album with great rock revival hits that sound like the late 90’s and early 00’s. The songs have all the energy you would have before an event (pre-pandemic) and the will to have the time of your life”
  • And Brazilian site Roadie Music says it all with “TRIGGER MAFIA REVIVES CLASSIC HARD ROCK ON “THE BROTHERHOOD””
  • French site Metal Integral hand out a whopping 17/20 stars
  • Given to Rock say: “I definitely recommend listening to The brotherhood by Trigger Mafia, a very enjoyable classic rock album amazingly played and recorded, with great vocals and with the right attitude you want to hear in a record like this but also with a very personal touch by the band. Well done, guys.”
  • More high praise comes from Dmitry at DMME: ” “The Brotherhood” is a fantastic ride – or, rather, the start thereof”, handing out an amazing 4 4/5 out of 5!
  • On to Roxx 2 Metal. A short overview and a couple of video’s to check the album with.
  • Another 8/10 from  Gabor at My Global Mind. “Without a doubt, a must-hear band to check out if you want to hear high class original Melodic Hardrock!”
  • Dutch site White Room Reviews speaks of a “more than fine debut”
  • Another Highly Recommended from Dutch site Rockportaal
  • Strutter are quite overwhelmed by the superb debut album and hand out a 8.8 / 10!
  • and the last one for now is a 7.5 coming from Basbayiannis Music and Book Tales

So there you go, lots of praise and fans of bands like Triumph, Rush, Van Halen, etc, should check it out. The album is available in digital formats and on CD. For instance here.

Snowflake…

New Age Of Aquarius album

age of aquarius - out thereMarch 3 will see the relese of the second album by Age Of Aquarius: … Out There …

After exploring the changes we were bound to experience in this Age Of Aquarius on their 2017 debut Dawn Of The Age Of Aquarius, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Peter Cox and singer Nakoma Z are back with their second effort: … Out There…
With music building on their progressive and rock music roots, yet with a healthy dose of pop melodies thrown in for good measure, the duo are back with a vengeance and deliver 10 compelling songs that discuss various UFO / Alien topics. Sometimes tongue in cheek, sometimes serious, sometimes… well find out for yourself.

With the album taking more time than originally anticipated, Peter and Nakoma Z experienced first hand that changes can come unexpectedly. These changes also opened the door for Peter to add voices and vocals. Parts of the in between storytelling were inspired by documentaries on the subject.

Age Of Aquarius:

Nakoma Z: vocals, lyrics for 1, 2, 3, 7 and 9

Peter Cox: all songs, additional vocals and voices, all instruments and programming, words and lyrics for 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Peter at Down The Road NL

Nakoma Z recorded her vocals in the USA.

Forest Field want to Change The World…

*** Breaking News ***
Finally a new Forest Field track! From the coming album Seasons comes the single edit for the track Change The World. And since it is a song with a message of hope, a lyric video seemed the way to go. All vocals by Phil Vincent, all instruments by Peter Cox, who also wrote it and mixed and mastered as well. Enjoy and if you like it, please show your support by liking, sharing, commenting, etc. Thank you!

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Battersea Pre Order!

It’s a busy day today! So let’s start with announcing the pre-order for the new Battersea album Arguments & Sentiments. You can hear the track To Ithaca on Bandcamp and our website, but you might wanna look out for the absolutely fab video for it below, starring the band and someone who looks vaguely familiar 😉

CD ships from next week! As usual the pre-order comes with a discounted price.
#pop #rock #fun #video FFO Kings Of Leon, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse

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