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ALBERTO RIGONI Releases New Recording Sessions Video, Feat. Jeff Hughell of SIX FEET UNDER, Cover Artwork Unveiled!

 

ALBERTO RIGONI (solo, BAD AS, Bassists Alliance Project, Vivaldi Metal Project, The Italians, Kim Bingham) will release his new solo album "Prog Injection" on June 7th, 2019. Today he has unleashed a new video from recording sessions, for the track 'Death Stick' from the album, feat. Jeff Hughell of SIX FEET UNDER. Watch it here:

https://youtu.be/7WwEFnWK8_c

ALBERTO RIGONI comments on the cooperation:
"I first met Jeff at Warwick in Germany a couple of years ago. We got along really well and became friends. In 2017 we introduced and co-starred the 'Bassists Alliance Project', releasing their first album, 'Crush', which features top bass players. That's why I like to invite Jeff as a guest for 'Death Stick'."

"Prog Injection" line-up:
Alberto Rigoni - Bass and Chapman Stick 10 strings
Alessandroni Bertoni - Keyboards
Thomas Lang - Drums

Fundraising Campaign for "Prog Injection" is completed successfully, and 20% of the target sum has already been donated to the Italian Lega del Filo d'Oro Association for a charitable purpose.

Furthermore the album frontcover artwork is unveiled. Created by Devrim Erdogan.

Pre-orders of "Prog Injection" are already possible on Bandcamp: https://albertorigoni.bandcamp.com

TRACKS:
01. XYX (02:23)
02. Metal Injection (05:53)
03. Blood Shuga (05:08)
04. Death Stick (04:17)
05. Omega (06:00)
06. Liquid (07:18)
07. Low And Disorder (05:04)
08. Iron Moon (03:23)

total: 40:00 min.

Watch/stream:
"Blood Shuga" (feat. Thomas Lang): https://soundcloud.com/metalmessage/alberto-rigoni-blood-shuga
‘Kyoto’s Gardens’ (feat. Ryo Okumoto): https://youtu.be/tEjQdfRNFUI

[Photo credit: Anima Nigra Photography]

More information at:
BAND: https://www.badas.rocks | http://www.albertorigoni.net
MANAGEMENT: https://alphaomega-management.com | https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement

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More on Alberto Rigoni:

He is an Italian bass player and composer, internationally known for his career as a solo artist and as a member of the metal band BAD AS, The Italians, Lady & THE BASS, co-producer of the Vivaldi Metal Project and ex member progressive rock band TwinSpirits (no more active). His solo albums, released worldwide between 2008 and 2018): Something Different, Rebirth, Three Wise Monkeys, Overloaded, Bassorama, Duality and EvoRevolution, floating between progressive rock metal and fusion, also featured by legendary musicians such as Kevin Moore (ex Dream Theater), Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson), Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen), Michael Manring, Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Paul Gilbert) and many others.

Alberto has also recorded for several international artists such as Italian pop singer Alexia and is now playing bass for Canadian rock singer and songwriter Kim Bingham (Nelly Furtado) and The Italians, sharing stages with artists such as Alan Parsons, Suzanne Vega, Jørn Lande, Paul Gilbert and others.

Rigoni released his seventh solo album “EvoRevolution” featuring drummer Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Paul Gilbert), on June 8th, 2018. BAD AS’ latest album “Midnight Curse” came out November 30th, 2018 in Europe and December 7 in North America, via Rockshots Records. The album features unforgettable vocals and lyrics, killer guitars and a background wall of bass and drums, and it’s available for purchase at the label’s official store: http://bit.ly/badas_midnightcurse

ZONDER WEHRKAMP - Debut Album "If It's Real" Out Now, New Video "Do Anything" Released!

ZONDER WEHRKAMP: Debut Album "If It's Real" Out Now, New Video "Do Anything" Released!

ZONDER WEHRKAMP, a new band featuring drummer Mark Zonder and guitarist/keyboardist Gary Wehrkamp, have released their debut album “If It’s Real” today, on May 24, 2019!

The album is available on all digital download and streaming platforms worldwide. For those who want a physical product, CDs are available via CDBaby and at ZWband.com. Fans who purchase from ZWband.com will receive an autographed copy of the album along with a Zonder/Wehrkamp guitar pick and refrigerator magnet.

Mark Zonder comments on new album:
"Please listen to the Zonder/Wehrkamp album as new music, a new experience. Yes, it is Gary Wehrkamp and myself doing the entire record ourselves and artists trademark sounds usually come through the music, but this is not a Warlord, Shadow Gallery or Fates record. This is just Gary and I being creative in a dark, moody and atmospheric way. Enjoy the journey."

Celebrating the release of the debut album, the band unveils also a new video, for the song "Do Anything", directed/edited by Paul Dworakivsky.

 

While ZONDER WEHRKAMP takes the two musicians on a different path, their musical pasts are very much influences on their current project. "If It’s Real” resonates with a tenebrous emotional intensity wrapped in a more melodic, ethereal sound and philosophical take on progressive hard rock.

“If It’s Real” tracklisting:

I Can't Believe
If It's Real
I'd Do Anything
Last Place
Two Years
Where Are The Children Going?
Too Late
The Next Big Thing
It's Not The End
Goodnight

Produced by Gary Wehrkamp.
All songs written by Gary Wehrkamp and Mark Zonder except "Last Place" and "Goodnight" written by Gary Wehrkamp.

Mixed by Gary Wehrkamp.
Mastered by Rich Mouser at Mousehouse Studios, Altadena - California.
Front/Back cover and band photos by Alex Solca Photography.

Also watch:
“If It’s Real” album medley video here: https://youtu.be/JWve5E-CehY
“If it’s Real” video: https://youtu.be/qGhzFVSy89A
"Two Years" visual slideshow video: https://youtu.be/tVUt7yOZ0hY

More information at:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZWBAND | www.zwband.com
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK4iVTxFkMYB6P4bLQJfGXw

More information about ZONDER/WEHRKAMP Aka ZW Band:

Long known for their work in the progressive and underground metal scenes in bands like WARLORD, SHADOW GALLERY, AMARAN’S PLIGHT and FATES WARNING, guitarist GARY WEHRKAMP and drummer MARK ZONDER are exploring darkness in a brand new light with their new band, ZONDER/WEHRKAMP (aka ZW Band).

The collaboration results in the album “If It’s Real” which resonates with a tenebrous emotional intensity wrapped in a more melodic, ethereal sound and philosophical take on progressive hard rock.

In the last two decades Zonder and Wehrkamp have co-written nearly 100 songs together for various projects and toured together for a reunion of Zonder’s seminal cult band Warlord.  When the two were approached by a metal label to record a moodier, less traditional prog-metal album, they ran with the idea.

“We have spent a lot of time over the years doing traditional over the top prog and have some really great stuff, but when we were asked to do something different by the label, we dug in and really started to push the envelope on the production side of things,” said Zonder.

While the label situation wasn’t right, the organic result of their studio sessions was music that--while not as heavy or as fast as their previous bands--still contained a thematic and sonic link to their progressive roots with a brooding depth and complex instrumental performances.

From songs like the title track that delves into mental anxiety and suicide to cuts like “It’s Not the End” with a message that brings the listener back from the brink, “If It’s Real,” delves into how we cope with simply being alive and, many times, alone in our own minds.

“This album traces the journey of the human condition through an array of emotions ranging from painstaking pitfalls to glimmers of hope,” said Wehrkamp.

While Zonder/Wehrkamp takes the two musicians on a different path, their musical pasts are very much influences on their current project.

One of the most influential drummers in metal history, Zonder burst onto the scene with Warlord in 1982 and went on to play drums with prog-metal heavyweights Fates Warning for eight albums starting in 1989.  With periodic Warlord shows on the European festival circuit, involvement in the bands Slavior and Spirits of Fire and stints with artists like Graham Bonnet and Arch/Matheos, Zonder maintains a steady presence in the metal world.  Since 1993, Wehrkamp has been one of the guitarist/keyboardists in the innovative progressive metal band Shadow Gallery, which released six studio albums between 1992 and 2009 on labels like Magna Carta and Inside Out.

Having made critically acclaimed records and toured the world playing to hundreds of thousands of hardcore metal fans, Zonder and Wehrkamp are betting the departure from their musical roots will still generate enthusiasm from long-time followers because the soul and authentic creativity they’ve always delivered is the driving force behind this music, too.

“This album isn’t about doing something different for the hell of it,” said Wehrkamp.  “It’s about challenging ourselves to step outside our own self-imposed boundaries and expectations and dare anyone who pushes play on these songs to do the same. This record is all about introspection and discovery.  And we want our fans to take the trip with us.”

More information at:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZWBAND | www.zwband.com
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK4iVTxFkMYB6P4bLQJfGXw

 

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