Monday, June 18, 2018
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The Moshville Times

Album News: Last Performance / Europe / Alter Bridge / The Contortionist

A bunch of little snippets from you, featuring bands big and small… but all damn good.

Last Performance

Russian symphonic metal band Last Performance have released their debut album Allegiance to Fall on Irond Records. The album was recorded at Ja Ja Production in Voronezh by Alexander Chudinov, who also did the mastering and mixing of the album.

Last Performance was founded in 2008 in Voronezh, Russia by Nadezhda Razdymalina (vocals), Alexandr Ogurtsov (guitar) and Mikhail Razdymalin (guitar).


From a relative newcomer to a band who recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of one of their classic albums – in fact, one of the classic albums. On July 21st 2017, Swedish rock ‘n’ roll legends Europe will share their unique 30th Anniversary performance of The Final Countdown from London’s legendary Roundhouse.

The Final Countdown 30th Anniversary Show – Live at the Roundhouse celebrates the multi-platinum album’s triple decade success. The band played the album in its sequential entirety at a series of selected cities in 2016, with London’s most historically venerated venue playing host to an exceptionally special night on November 12th 2016, which was captured by Patric Ullaeus from rEvolver Film Company AB.

Pre-orders will be available soon in the following formats: DVD/2CD, Blu-Ray/2CD, digital only, 12″ box set (limited to 1000 copies).

The band have already been recording at the legendary Abbey Road Studios for a brand new album to follow up 2015’s War of Kings.

Alter Bridge

Following their most-successful world tour to date, Alter Bridge announces the release of a new live album and rarities collection. Live At The O2 Arena + Rarities will be released worldwide on September 8th via Napalm Records. One of the biggest moments of the band’s career was the monumental show at London’s famous O2 Arena on November 26th, 2016. That landmark performance was captured in its entirety. The 2-CD 19-track recording documents what an enormous presence Alter Bridge have become on concert stages around the world. The album can be pre-ordered at various locations and including PledgeMusic.

Myles Kennedy, Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall, and Scott Phillips tear through hits like “Farther Than The Sun”, “Show Me A Leader,” “Rise Today”, and their masterpiece “Isolation”, showcasing a band at the top of their game. Other highlights include the Tremonti sung “Waters Rising,” the acoustic-driven “Watch Over You” and their signature anthem “Blackbird”.

In addition, this latest release includes an exclusive full-length Rarities CD sure to excite fans everywhere. This disc features the never-before released tracks “Cruel Sun” and “Solace” that were recorded during the One Day Remains sessions, as well as the song “Breathe” from the same time which has only ever been available as a US retail exclusive via Best Buy. These tracks join seven other songs that have only been released in Japan until this collection.

This incredible selection of Alter Bridge gems will be released in multiple formats. In addition to a standard 3-CD audio version, fans can also pick up one of the limited deluxe editions (including a 4-LP set and a CD/DVD earbook) which also include an exclusive Alter Bridge documentary featuring extensive interviews with the band, their crew, and family, giving an amazing glimpse behind the scenes of this legendary show at London’s O2 Arena!

The Contortionist

Progressive rock act The Contortionist have released new video and single “Reimagined”. Directed by Erez Bader, it is the first music video from the band from their forthcoming LP Clairvoyant, due for release on 15 September.

Says keyboardist Eric Guenther:

Clairvoyant is the product of not only months of writing and recording dozens of song ideas over the last year, but also a definitive creative artifact outlining the artistic confluence of the six members of The Contortionist for our past and future endeavors.

“Reimagined” is available on all streaming services today and is available as an iTunes Instant Gratification track, meaning fans who pre order the LP via iTunes receive “Reimagined” as an instant download.

The band headline the Download Doghouse stage this Friday, 9th June.

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