To celebrate the music of their friend David Bowie and to support their current North American tour, progressive rock band King Crimson released a new 5-song live EP titled "Heroes - Live in Europe 2016." The album features 4 songs recorded live in Berlin 2016 when the band were on their European tour. The new release kicks off with a spot on cover of Bowie's "Heroes," which leads into a 10-minute version of their 1973 song "Easy Money" as the music just glides along. The set continues with an edited version of the fan-favorite "Starless," before closing with the drum solo titled "The Hell Hounds Of Krim" and a radio edit of their "Heroes" single. A full live album from the band's 2016 European tour will be released later this year. For more information about King Crimson's "Heroes" EP, please visit schizoidshop.com.
Founding members of the band Asia, John Wetton and Geoff Downes
collaborated first in 2002, recording an album under the new name iCon.
They recorded 3 full-length albums and an EP in 7 years. A 2009 iCon
concert was planned on being the premier release on Epicon Records and
was approved by Wetton in January, just prior to his passing. It was
recorded at St. Mary-le-Bow church in London, England and features 19
songs that cover the duo's entire career through iCon, along with Asia
and King Crimson. A DVD of the show has only been available online under
the artists' website, but now gets expanded with 2CDs.
The new 2CD/DVD set begins with the Asia classics "Countdown To Zero"
and "Go." They end up touching upon the band's new album "Icon 3" with
the songs "Twice The Man I Was" and "Don't Go Out Tonight," but seem to
find more common ground with their audience with the Asia songs "True
Colors" and "Heat Of The Moment." Wetton and Downes showcase their
brilliance on the King Crimson classic "Starless" and the show closer
"Rock And Roll Dream." To find out more about iCon and their new deluxe
edition of "Urban Psalm Live," please visit cherryred.co.uk.
The San Francisco-based band, Hedersleben recently released their 4th
studio album titled "Orbit" through Purple Pyramid Records. Each of the
band's first three albums have featured a different lead singer and this
time around it is Alicia Previn (daughter of world famous conductor
Andre Previn) taking on the lead vocals. While the majority of the
tracks center around the musicianship within the band as they begin your
journey with the six-minute epic sounding "Judas Star." Then they
continue with a heavier progressive rock sound on "Walk Above The
Clouds," before delivering the atmospheric space rock of "Distant Sun."
Previn's angelic vocals highlights the gentle flow of "Hedersleben
(Dreamlike)," before the band finish the new album with the hard edge,
seventies rock feel of "Be There" and the gentle nature of "Perigree."
To find out more about Hedersleben and their latest release "Orbit,"
please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/HederslebenBand.