RAT PAK RECORDS SET TO RELEASE
PAMELA MOORE "RESURRECT ME"
Known by millions as "Sister Mary" for her role in Queensryche's platinum selling "Operation Mindcrime", Pamela Moore’s “Resurrect Me” is a full length offering that combines the best elements of heavy metal music, both past and present. Featuring Jeff Loomis (Nevermore), Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Brooke Lizotte (Jennifer Hudson, Leona Lewis) , and popular Chicago based metal guitarist Michael Posch, “Resurrect Me” brings an uncompromising wall of sound while showcasing Pamela’s three and a half octave range and melodic vocal arrangements. Four years in the making, “Resurrect Me” is a well-polished powerful 10 track album that stands on its own against anything in today’s metal marketplace! Official release date is set for Tuesday May 14th, 2013.
Melt Into You
We Are Damaged
The Sky Is Falling
Desperate By Design
Wide Awake (Phoenix Rising)
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RAT PAK RECORDS SET TO RELEASE LYNCH MOB “UNPLUGGED”
(LIVE FROM SUGAR HILL STUDIOS)
Lynch Mob “Unplugged” (Live From Sugar Hill Studios) was recorded at historic Sugar Hill Studios in downtown Houston, Texas during the filming of “Slow Drag”, the video from the band’s highly successful Rat Pak Records release “Sound Mountain Sessions”. Produced by renown Houston engineer Dan Workman, “Unplugged” features rare acoustic versions of “Wicked Sensation”, “River Of Love”, “Where Do You Sleep At Night”, “All I Want” and also includes a bonus 15 minute interview track. The entire performance was also filmed by producer Ross W. Wells (Zen Film) for an upcoming episode of Live From Sugar Hill Studios due out in early 2013 and is sponsored by Vitamin Water. Lynch Mob “Unplugged” features George Lynch (Guitars), Oni Logan (Vox), Robbie Crane (Bass), Brian Tichy (Guitars) and Tyson Sheth on percussions. Official release date for EP is set for March 26th, 2013.
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RAT PAK RECORDS SET TO RELEASE SEVENTH STUDIO RELEASE FROM 3 KISSES - "ALL OR NOTHING HERO"Alaska's "party punk rock" sensations 3 Kisses "All Or Nothing Hero" is the 7th studio release from the Tish Meeks fronted outfit, who now hail from the land of the midnight sun! Best known for her stint on ABC's Wife Swap and her 'Joan Jett ' style approach to song writing, Tish moved to Alaska in 2011 following the successful “Lethal Love Addiction" tour and immediately began writing new material. Tish, along with lead guitarist Nate Lankford, Bassist Scott Roseman and drummer Nate Rouse, deliver yet another high energy dose of their alternative power punk pop sound in this all new 13 track offering! Official release date is March 12th, 2013.
Songs tracks include:
All or Nothing Hero
Can't Stop Loving You
Shut You Out
Raise Your Hands
Only One Who Gets Me
Pick Me Up
Don't Underestimate Me
Does It Matter
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2013 NAMM SCHEDULE
NAMM Music Convention in Anaheim CA. at the Anaheim Convention Center January 24-27, 2013
Michael Wilton (Queensryche)
Wed Jan 23rd NAMM Metal Jam 2013 @ The Whiskey A-Go Go, West Hollywood, CA
Sat Jan 26th 1:00 p.m. @ Dean Markley
Sat Jan 26th 4:00 p.m. @ ESP Guitars
Fri Jan 25th Sabian Live (performing with Ray Luzier & Billy Sheehan)
Sat Jan 26th at 1:00 p.m. @ Randall Amps
Sat Jan 26th at 4:00 p.m. @ ESP Guitars
Jeff Pilson (T&N / Foreigner)
Saturday Jan 26 at 1:00pm @ Rapco Horizon audio
Saturday Jan 26 at 4:00pm @ Dean Markley
Fri. Jan. 25th at 1pm @ Seymour Duncan
Fri. Jan. 25th at 4pm @ D'Angelico Guitars
Sun. Jan. 27th at 1pm @ D'Angelico Guitars
Debut video from Post Hardcore contenders Patterns of Myra "Carrier"
Watch video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GjJCRrmg3k
Download the single "Carrier" now on iTunes:
For immediate release 1/10/2013
T&N "Slave to the Empire" Official Video (NEW!)
Featuring George Lynch, Jeff Pilson, and Brian Tichy!
Producers: Jeff Pilson and Mark McLaughlin
Directed by: George Lynch and Mark McLaughlin
Cinematography: Neal McConnell,Mark McLaughlin and Kenny Chang
Edited by: Eric Medina
Visit the band at: www.slavetotheempire.com
T&N on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/slave-to-the-empire/id567743025
T&N on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Slave-Empire-t-n/dp/B009KT0IE0
T&N on RPR http://www.ratpakrecordsamerica.com/TandN
RAT PAK RECORDS SET TO RELEASE JOHN CORABI “UNPLUGGED”
Best known for his vocal work with The Scream, Motley Crue, and Union, legendary hard rock vocalist John Corabi serves up a passionate, soulful dose of both new and classic songs on this all new acoustic release! “Unplugged” offers five new original tracks, seven re-recorded classic songs and in addition, features an exclusive 2012 behind-the-scenes interview with John. The album features John Corabi – vocals/guitar, Cheney Brannon (formerly of Collective Soul) - percussion/vocals, Topher Nolen - bass/vocals, D.A. Karkos - guitar/vocals, Matt Farley - percussion/vocals and Bruce Kulick - (second guitar on "Hoolgans Holiday" and "Man In The Moon"). Official release date is November 13, 2012.
LOVE (I DON’T NEED IT ANYMORE)
IF I NEVER GET TO SAY GOODBYE
ARE YOU WAITING?
EVERYTHING’S ALL RIGHT
FATHER, MOTHER, SON
IF I HAD A DIME
MAN IN THE MOON
OPEN YOUR EYES
I NEVER LOVED HER ANYWAY
2012 INTERVIEW (BONUS TRACK)
Please visit: www.ratpakrecords.com/johncorabi for more info!
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For bookings and appearances please contact Larry Morand: firstname.lastname@example.org
RAT PAK RECORDS SET TO RELEASE T&N "SLAVE TO THE EMPIRE"
FEATURING "THE BIG 3" FROM DOKKEN!
T&N reunites George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and “Wild” Mick Brown – aka “The Big Three” from Dokken - for this brand new 12 song disk that will surely be referred to as a classic in years to come! Returning to their roots, “Slave to the Empire” offers seven new original songs and five re-recorded classic Dokken songs that feature sensational vocal performances by Tim “Ripper” Owens, Doug Pinnick (Kings X), Sebastian Bach, and Robert Mason (Warrant). Add to the mix the hard hitting, multi-talented drumming of Brian Tichy and you’ve got yourself a major dose of awesome! This 12 song release is progressive, it's heavy, it’s dark, it’s bluesy, and each player’s performance is absolutely stellar. “Slave to the Empire” captures the spirit and magic from the classic metal genre, and is truly a work of art that will not disappoint! Official worldwide release date is set for October 31, 2012.
Slave to the Empire
Tooth and Nail (featuring Doug Pinnick of Kings X)
It’s Not Love (featuring Robert Mason of Warrant)
Rhythm of the Soul
When Eagles Die
Into The Fire
Alone Again (featuring Sebastian Bach)
Kiss of Death (featuring Tim “Ripper” Owens)
For pre-orders and audio samples please visit: www.ratpakrecords.com/TandN and www.slavetotheempire.com
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For bookings and appearances please contact Larry Morand: LT3Ent@aol.com
Chris "Reno” Baker - WUZZ 94 and 107FM, Meadville, PA
“T&N’s great mix of raw, power-packed originals, and re-imagined Dokken classics make ‘Slave To The Empire’ a must have for any rocker. It’s a much needed shot in the arm to the world of rock!”
Scott Rockenfield – Queensryche
“A great sounding collection of music and performances!”
Mike Gaube 93.3 FM KDKB Phoenix AZ
“Now THIS is what we've all been waiting for!!!! Rockin' with WHO??? T&N, THAT'S WHO!!!”
Eddie Trunk -VH1 That Metal Show
“Really excited about T&N! The Dokken remakes, as well as the original songs, sound killer! Some great players and great special guests!”
Matt O'Shaugnessy WVOX and WVIP 93.5FM New York
“This is some of the most stellar and superior music I have heard all year!”
Harlan Hendrickson - Host of the Monsters of Rock
“George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and Mick Brown have just topped anything you have ever heard them do as a unit! How can one possibly exceed the power and rage of all those vintage Dokken classics? Easy...it’s called "Slave to the Empire" the new CD from T&N!
Fred Coury – Drummer - Cinderella
“The bar has been raised. Hey kids! This is what a rock band should sound like. These guys are playing better than ever. You can actually hear your ass getting kicked! Bravo!”
Larry Mac - 96.1 KLPX FM Phoenix, AZ
“Lynch, Pilson & Brown are not just giving hard rock the adrenaline shot it needs, but extending it into this millennium and beyond!”
Ronny Munroe / TSO /Metal Church
“Had the chance to check out a couple of advanced tracks from the new T&N record and I gotta’ say I'm stoked to hear the rest! Jeff Pilson's voice sounds great on the new stuff and Doug Pinnick of King's X rips it up on the new version of 'Tooth and Nail'! This rocks!”
Jim “Top Jimmy” Alvino WSCA FM 106.1, Portsmouth NH
“The tracks featured here redefine KILLER!! \m/ \m/ The spirit of this classic lineup still "Burns Like A Flame"!!”
David Garlow - The Examiner, Syracuse , New York
“The big three of Dokken has taken classics such as ‘Tooth and Nail’ and installed thrusters. Lynch alone sounds wickedly delightful, but Pilson and Brown give T&N the launching pad; and hold on tight, they brought friends. ‘Slave to the Empire’ is a flight into an area of the heavy metal stratosphere rarely seen or heard.”
Robbin Torrey - Motor City Metal Show Detroit MI
“Sweet and sharp, melodic and masterful! A divine feast of aural arousal!”
Lüc Carl - HAIR NATION SIRIUS XM
“George Lynch and company doing what they do best! Back to basics rock n roll with shredding solos by seasoned veterans. These guys are having fun with this new project and it certainly comes across in the music!”
Danny Palero - Artist Media Group USA
“After listening to T&N ‘Slave to the Empire’, all I could say was “Are you f&#king serious?” I haven’t been moved like this since the early days of metal! WOW!”
John Katic - GUITAR WORLD.com
“Jeff, Mick and George doing what they do best. Rippin' takes on timeless classics with friends and inspired new material. Break out your air guitars for this one!”
RAT PAK RECORDS SET FOR SPRING RELEASE OF GEORGE LYNCH "LEGACY" EP
This special edition EP release celebrates thirty years of George Lynch’s guitar playing with an amazing 4 track offering for the fans. Legacy injects us with a super charged dose of George’s signature style and proves once again why he’s one of the most respected guitar players of the last 3 decades!
Track #1 "Blood Drive" ignites this disc with an upbeat catchy rock track that has a real early VH meets Satriani groove to it. Track #2 "Circulo Del Fuego" offers us a well constructed rocker that incorporates all of George's legendary playing style. Track 3 "Invoid" can best be best described as "Mr Scary" meets "Tooth and Nail", it's laced from start to finish with amazing guitar technique and killer tone. Track #4 "The Road Ahead" is a haunting ballad style number that combines all the flavor & melodic angst of the late 80's but with a modern tone.
Legacy is a straight forward offering with a classic metal vibe and is a must have for any true fan of this elite guitar legend! You can hear the track “Invoid” in it’s entirety on EBR Nation (Part 5) “Reckoning Day” a short film in the continuing documentary series on American motorcycle icon Erik Buell and his motorcycle company. Click here to watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFazKZFmpzU
Click here to get your pre-order: http://www.ratpakrecords.com/georgelynch
Official release date for George Lynch "Legacy": Tuesday, May 1, 2012
JANUARY 2012 NAMM SCHEDULE
DECEMBER 2011 NEWSLETTER
EBR / ERIK BUELL RACING
JASON BITTNER (Shadows Fall)
Catch Jason Sunday, December 18th at VIC'S DRUM SHOP'S XMAS METAL BASH in Chicago along with Charlie Benante, Mike Portnoy, and Dave Lombardo! Jason will also be giving private lessons at VIC's on Saturday, December 17th from 11-5, you can sign up by calling 312-770-1200 or by emailing Vic@VicsDrumShop.com – Check out Jason's performance on a new track with guitar legend Marty Friedman called "Toire" go to www.jasonbittner.com - then click on releases - then click on Marty's album, and the song "Toire". If you are interested in private drum lessons with Jason via Skype please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up arrangements! You can also see Jason perform one last time with AIC tribute band Sludge Factory on Feb 11 @ Trickshots in Clifton Park NY- it will be his last gig before Shadows Fall begin their 2012 tour!
Looking for cool JB merch? Now through December 31, 2011 get the Jason Bittner Road Crew Bundle for only $19.95 and the Jason Bittner concert T-shirt for only $9.95! Sizes Small – 3XL! Visit www.ratpakrecords.com/jasonbittner
MICHAEL WILTON (Queensryche)
WHIP ALE the new beer from Michael Wilton of Queensryche is finally making it's way in stores across America! The highly sought after beverage is quickly becoming the top selling ale in many markets. We have put together a list of links to help you locate the establishments that are currently stocking Whip Ale. Due to the popularity of Whip Ale, we suggest you call ahead to make sure they have it in stock that day!
If you live in the North West and are looking for a restaurant or pub that serves Whip Ale, here is a link that will help you find the nearest location BEER SPY
If you are looking to purchase Whip Ale in stores, click on the state nearest you for a full list of stores, addresses, and contact numbers
Whip Ale delivered directly to your door?
Would you like Whip Ale delivered directly to your door? Thanks to our new friends at BeerJobber, we now have a way to legally get it to you! If you live in one of the states listed below and are interested in getting Whip Ale in your hands!
Go HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page, the info is listed there!
Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota,Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
The new CD “Lords of the Edge” featuring Ronny Munroe (ex Metal Church singer) with guitar work from Michael Wilton (Queensryche), Chris Caffery (Savatage/TSO), and Stu Marshall (Empires of Eden) is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Rat Pak Records, CM Distro, Disc Union Japan, and in stores. After returning from the current TSO tour, Ronny will be performing a handful of select shows in support of the CD, dates will be posted soon on the RPR Events page and on the Ronny Munroe Facebook sites. If you haven't added Ronny's Facebook page yet, you can find it HERE
For more music and merch from Ronny Munroe please visit: http://www.ratpakrecordsamerica.com/ronnymunroe
Mid-west rock/blues band Kings Highway will be performing at The Brick House Bar & Grill, 328 East Walworth Avenue, Delavan, WI on Saturday December 17th at 9:00pm. If you haven't checked out their debut video “Wanted Man” you can find it HERE Kings Highway debut CD “The Line” is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Amazon MP3, Disc Union Japan, or visit www.ratpakrecords.com/kingshighway
Production is underway for the sophomore video from Widow Sunday "Blood Money"! Footage is now being edited by the Boston based film company Punch Dance Productions and is being produced by Anthony Jarvis. Release date will be sometime in Feb 2012. Get yourself a copy of the Widow Sunday's top selling CD "In These Rusted Veins" at www.ratpakrecords.com/widowsunday or on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, CM Distro, Disc Union Japan, Bullmoose Music Stores, Newbury Comics, and Amazon MP3!
The Big Rock Show
The Big Rock Show will end it's 6th season on Thursday, December 22 with an exclusive interview featuring Brad Borchers of Kill Box. TBRS will then go on it's usual winter hiatus and will return with all new episodes in early spring of 2012! To hear past episodes head over to The Big Rock Show's official Facebook page HERE
Rat Pak Records Welcomes Kentucky's “KILL BOX”
Formed in early 2011 by band mates Scott Amiott, Brad Borchers, Roy Smith, and William Cole, Kill Box is quickly making a name for themselves in Kentucky's metal underground scene! Heavily influenced by bands like Pantera and Meshuggah, Kill Box takes the genre to a new and refreshing height with their self titled debut release. With songs like "Coming Back", "The Changing", "Save Me", and "The Way That It's Gonna Be", this 4 song EP packs a powerful punch and is a must have for all lovers of heavy music! Official release date is December 27, and will be available via Rat Pak Records, Century Media Distro, iTunes, Amazon and in stores! Check out audio samples KILL BOX here and grab yourself a pre-order CD or CD Bundle package: http://www.ratpakrecordsamerica.com/killbox.cfm
Q release new single "One Degree" to help fight cancer
A note from the band members of Q
It's an unfortunate truth these days: most of you reading this either know someone who has battled, or is battling, some form of cancer at this very moment. Some of you may even be that person fighting the disease yourself. The fight takes a heavy toll on the health, emotional stamina, and finances of the person going through treatment, and no one can take up the entire burden alone.
A friend of ours in Los Angeles, Jen Moorman, learned of that first-hand when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, early in the spring of 2011. Soon afterwards, she found herself faced facing mounting bills for chemotherapy, surgery, and rehabilitation, even despite having help from her health insurance provider. After hearing word of her situation, we offered to help out in one of the few ways we could- by recording a brand-new track and offering it online, with the proceeds going to assist Jen with her medical expenses.
Over September into October, after receiving more than generous contributions of time, money, talent, and resources from Jim Fogarty at Zing Studios (http://www.zingrecording.com), and Joe O'Brien at Rat Pak Records (http://www.ratpakrecordsamerica.com), we hit the studio in earnest.
The end result became Q's latest single, "One Degree" available for download through iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/one-degree-single/id484835170
Or on Amazon MP3 here: http://www.amazon.com/One-Degree-Single/dp/B006GDAH62/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1322750343&sr=301-1
For those wanting to know a little more on Jen's story, and keep up on her progress, she keeps an online blog of her day-to-day experiencesat: http://www.mylifeline.org/jmoorman
Thanks to all of you for helping to support this great cause.