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Metal Guitar Master Joe Stump will release his 9th solo album entitled "Revenge Of The Shredlord" through Lion Music on 17th August 2012.

The album was engineered and mixed by Grammy award winning engineer Ducky Carlise (Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter) and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Halford, Yngwie Malmsteen, Armored Saint, Angra, Sepultura) at Appelbaum mastering.

Joe comments:
"The new record's heavy, very dark and classically influenced, with the usual mix of strong melodies and fierce metal riffage that are a constant on all my previous releases. This is without a doubt my best effort both sonically and guitar playing wise . I can't wait til it's unleashed"

"Revenge Of The Shredlord" contains the following track listing.

01. The Ritual Begins.
02. Man Your Battlestations.
03. Pistoleros.
04. Shredlord's Sonata.
05. Master's Prelude.
06. In The Master's House.
07. The Black Knight's Castle.
08. Enter The Coven.
09. Evil Beasts Below.
10. Strat Outa Hell.
11. White Knuckle Mayhem.
12. The End Approaches.

Full album information and preview mp3 to follow soon.


Perhaps better known as the keyboardist and musical mastermind behind Twinspirits, Genius Rock Opera, Cosmics and Khymera; the multi-talented Daniele Liverani is also a guitarist of considerable skill as his new instrumental album "Eleven Mysteries" will testify on 20th July 2012 (Lion Music).

While “Eleven Mysteries” is basically a guitar oriented album, the overall vibe of all the songs is definitely more like a “conceptual instrumental album” where guitar has the role of a “virtual singer”.

Musically there's some intense shred, but also some very melodic moments, and the musicianship and arrangements of the talented line up involved helped to create a wide variety of atmospheres and different musical moments; due to the skills and different influences of the various musicians - drummer Paco Barilla’, bassist Tony Dickinson and keyboardist Marco Zago.

However, this not only an album for guitar lovers, but for anyone that appreciates musical composition on a more general level with lots to discover in and each and every track along with a first class production.


Eleven Mysteries Track Listing
01. Mysterious Impulse.
02. Inspiration.
03. Nervous Forces.
04. Supreme Gladness.
05. All Is Pure.
06. Giving.
07. Humiliation.
08. Regeneration.
09. Freedom.
10. Survive.
11. Eternal.

Coming Soon
Full album information and live performance video from Daniele Liverani.


Swedish melodic hard rockers House of Shakira are pleased to unveil the promo video for the track ‘Carry My Load’. The track marks the second of three videos to be shot for songs from their current album, the critically acclaimed ‘HoS’ and can be viewed at


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House of Shakira’s current album ‘HoS’ has been winning the band considerable worldwide praise from press and fans both old and new alike with many calling it their best yet and a serious contender for melodic rock album of 2012.

Now the band is pleased to introduce the first of three promotional videos to be released over the next 3 months.

The first track to get the video treatment is ‘Zodiac Maniac’, a buoyant rocker which does a good job of representing the bands new tougher sound whilst still retaining their classic rich vocal harmonies and eastern tinged riffs which became the bands trademark on albums like ‘Lint’ and ‘First Class’.

View the video for Zodiac Maniac now at:

Full information on the album ‘HoS’ can be found at  or the bands official website –



We have just received the finished master of the new Venturia album.   We are blown away by the quality of musicianship, song writing and production that the French metallers have produced.

Look out for full info and a stunning promotional video soon.

Some unfortunate news that affects Awake.

It is with great regret that we must announce the cancellation of Fused Festival for 2012.

We started the festival last year knowing that it would take several years for the event to become established. However, against expectation, ticket sales for this year's festival are considerably down on last year's and we simply cannot afford to continue with the event. As things are, we will sustain a very considerable loss; continuing would be utterly disastrous.

Full refunds for tickets purchased will be made over the next few weeks; please bear with us as we have to sort out all the implications of cancelling.

I cannot express how sad I personally feel at having to make this decision.

Kind regards
Huw Lloyd-Jones
Fused Festival


Most non Lion Music titles are now from as little as €7.99!!!
 Thousands of rock/metal titles in stock ready for shipping at great prices.

Plus the mega offer of a big box with 100 Mixed Lion Music back catalogue CDs for just €298 is still available.
Most of there are going to become rarities as they won't be reprinted once sold out so now is the chance to discover some older gems from our back catalogue.

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