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THE DOORS Mr. Mojo Risin’ – The Story of L.A. Woman DVD/Blu Ray to be released on January 24

by on Dec.01, 2011, under news

Fans of iconic rock band THE DOORS are in for something special. The group’s final album–1971′s L.A. WOMAN, with the signature hits “L.A. Woman,” “Love Her Madly” and “Riders On The Storm“–is being celebrated with a special two-CD release from Rhino and a behind-the-scenes DVD/Blu-ray from Eagle Rock Entertainment.

The L.A. WOMAN 40th anniversary edition (Rhino 2-CD) features a never-before-heard song, “She Smells So Nice,” which captures the band–organist RAY MANZAREK, guitarist ROBBY KRIEGER, drummer JOHN DENSMORE and late singer JIM MORRISON–joyfully barreling through a full-throttle original before segueing into the blues standard “Rock Me.” As the song closes, Morrison can be heard chanting, “Mr. Mojo Risin‘”–an anagram of his name that was made famous during the bridge of “L.A. Woman.” Recently discovered by producer Bruce Botnick while reviewing the L.A. WOMAN session tapes, a teaser clip of “She Smells So Nice” can be heard here.

In addition to “She Smells So Nice,” the second disc of the L.A. WOMAN reissue includes eight never-before-heard versions of songs from the album. Alternate takes of “L.A. Woman,” “Love Her Madly” and “Riders On The Storm” offer a fresh view on this landmark album, which was the group’s sixth straight Top 10. The studio chatter between the songs is a revelation, transporting listeners to The Doors Workshop: the West Hollywood rehearsal space where they recorded the album with Botnick. One segment in particular captures a fascinating moment of inspiration when Morrison suggests they add the now-iconic thunderstorm sound effects to the beginning of “Riders On The Storm.” Rhino will also release L.A. WOMAN: THE WORKSHOP SESSIONS, a double LP featuring all of the previously unreleased material found on the CD collection on three sides of vinyl, with the fourth side featuring a laser etching of the original “Electric Woman” art originally included with the L.A. WOMAN album.

Mr. Mojo Risin’: The Story of L.A. Woman“(Eagle Rock Entertainment DVD/Blu-ray) is told through new interviews with MANZAREK, KRIEGER and DENSMORE as well as Elektra Records founder JAC HOLZMAN, original manager BILL SIDDONS, engineer/co-producer BRUCE BOTNICK and others. The high-definition video also features live and studio performances as well as rare archival photos. This fascinating documentary contains rare footage of THE DOORS in the studio and on stage. The documentary was made with the full involvement, approval and cooperation of THE DOORS.

The Year of The Doors” will be marked by other special releases, with details to be announced soon.

L.A. WOMAN marked THE DOORS‘ swan song, as MORRISON would pass away a few months after its release.

MR. MOJO RISIN’: THE STORY OF L.A. WOMAN
DVD and Blu-ray Track Listing:
MAIN PROGRAM -
Intro
Early Doors
The Changeling
Been Down So Long / The Miami Effect
The Doors Workshop
Crawling King Snake
Love Her Madly
L.A. Woman
The Wasp (Texas Radio & The Big Beat)
Riders On The Storm
Cars Hiss By My Window / Jim In Paris
Hyacinth House
Closing Doors

BONUS FOOTAGE -
John Densmore On L.A. Woman
Riders On The Storm
The Doors Guide To L.A.
Thoughts On Performing Live
Crawling King Snake

L.A. WOMAN: 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
CD Track Listing
Disc One
1. “The Changeling”
2. “Love Her Madly”
3. “Been Down So Long”
4. “Cars Hiss By My Window”
5. “L.A. Woman”
6. “L’America”
7. “Hyacinth House”
8. “Crawling King Snake”
9. “The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)”
10. “Riders On The Storm”

Disc Two: All Selections Previously Unissued
1. “The Changeling” – Alternate Version*
2. “Love Her Madly” – Alternate Version*
3. “Cars Hiss By My Window” – Alternate Version*
4. “L.A. Woman” – Alternate Version*
5. “The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)” – Alternate Version*
6. “Been Down So Long” – Alternate Version*
7. “Riders On The Storm” – Alternate Version*
8. “She Smells So Nice”
9. “Rock Me”*

L.A. WOMAN: THE WORKSHOP SESSIONS
LP Track Listing
Side One
1. “The Changeling” – Alternate Version*
2. “Love Her Madly” – Alternate Version*
3. “Cars Hiss By My Window” – Alternate Version*
4. “L.A. Woman” – Alternate Version*
Side Two
1. “The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)” – Alternate Version*
2. “Been Down So Long” – Alternate Version*
3. “Riders On The Storm” – Alternate Version*
Side Three
1. “She Smells So Nice / Rock Me”*
* Previously unreleased

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HEAVEN & HELL: Radio City Music Hall Live to see BluRay release on May 17

by on May.10, 2011, under news

It had been 15 years since the legendary lineup of vocalist extraordinaire Ronnie James Dio, guitar hero Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Vinny Appice played on a stage together as Heaven & Hell. Their celebratory return took place March 30, 2007 on one of the greatest stages in the world: New York’s City’s Radio City Music Hall.

On May 17, Eagle Rock Entertainment, through its wholly-owned Eagle Vision imprint, will release on Blu-Ray for the first time: Radio City Music Hall Live by Heaven & Hell, two and half hours of deep dark metal by the masters of the Black arts. Originally released on DVD only by Rhino, this Blu-ray will allow high-def savvy headbangers to righteously observe the Sabbath in a dazzling 15-song extravaganza.

Track Listing:
E5150/After All
Mob Rules
Children Of The Sea
Lady Evil
I
Sign Of The Southern Cross
Voodoo
The Devil Cried/Vinny Drum Solo
Computer God
Fallin’ Off The Edge Of the World
Shadow Of The Wind
Die Young
Heaven And Hell
Lonely Is The Word
Neon Knights

Also included in this limited-edition Blu-Ray are five bonus features:
1) “Road Movie” is a revealing behind-the-scenes look at the 2007 tour originally planned as a one-off that was so spectacularly successful, it not only solidified the lineup but spawned a new studio album, 2009’s The Devil You Know.
2) “Hail The Gods Of Metal” takes the viewer into the inner sanctum of the Dio/Iommi/Butler/Appice chemistry.
3) “Meet The Mob” shows just how beloved these musicians are to their fans.
4) “Radio City” takes us on a tour of this most hallowed hall.
5) “The Wisdom Of Dio” speaks for itself. These never-before-seen additional interviews are only available in the Blu-ray format.









To purchase HEAVEN & HELL: RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL LIVE click here.

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ANGELS OF BABYLON featuring MANOWAR & MEGADETH members to unleash ‘Kingdom of Evil’ July 27th on the US

by on Jul.07, 2010, under news

ANGELS OF BABYLON is the answer to your heavy metal supergroup prayers. This new amalgamation of epic sound features former MANOWAR drummer Rhino, Arizona based power-metal vocalist David Fefolt, guitarist Ethan Brosh and MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. Their debut album Kingdom of Evil was released in Europe by Metal Heaven Records in January of 2010, and in Japan with Hydrant Music in May of 2010. ANGELS OF BABYLON recently signed with Burnhill Union Records, who will be releasing the record to the United States on July 27th, 2010. Kingdom of Evil is now remastered, and features three previously unreleased tracks.

With this intense line-up of heavy metal greats and sharp musicians, ANGELS OF BABYLON is sure to see success in this evolving industry and genre. Forging ahead with the sounds of classic metal, while bringing fusion of new technique and prowess, the band is a new force to be reckoned with. With the launch of Kingdom of Evil worldwide, Earth will soon know the excellence that is ANGELS OF BABYLON.

“At a point in metal history when the best music moving forward is really drawing from our pasts, ANGELS OF BABYLON has become a unique and eclectic composition of music and styles, encompassing many from across the entire genre,” states bassist David Ellefson. “Power, melody, and hooks stand the test of time regardless of what category the ‘experts’ put it in.

ANGELS OF BABYLON drummer and Nashville, TN native Rhino began compiling tracks featured on Kingdom of Evil many years ago, but was patiently waiting for the optimum lineup to record and release an album. Rhino is well known for his amazing work with MANOWAR. In 1991, Rhino appeared on The Triumph of Steel; one of MANOWAR’s best selling album to date. Rhino continued on with MANOWAR, touring Europe multiple times and cruising through Japan between 1992-1995. Rhino left MANOWAR in 1995 to pursue personal interest. In the coming years, Rhino was soon introduced to Fefolt, Ellefson and Brosh, and they provided the key to his inspiration to forge ahead and complete the album.

Vocalist David Fefolt feels this album will surprise a lot of people due to its classic metal sound, but with an accent of majestic arrangements throughout. Fefolt was a member of the epic metal band, VALHALLA, and their debut album is still considered one of the staples of metal vinyl collectors worldwide.

Bassist David Ellefson is well known for his time with thrash icons MEGADETH. From1983 to 2002, Ellefson held his place as the co-founder and original bassist in the band. In February of 2010, Ellefson rejoined the ranks of MEGADETH, just in time for the much anticipated “Rust In Peace” 20th Anniversary tour of North America, aside fellow thrash legends TESTAMENT and EXODUS.

Guitarist Ethan Brosh graduated from Berklee in 2004 with honors and a major in songwriting before returning to the school in 2008 to teach. Brosh is currently an instructor in the guitar sessions program. His debut instrumental album Out of Oblivion, was released on March 24th 2009 by Magna Carta Records, and features impressive guest appearances and production credits.

For more information visit ANGELS OF BABYLON’s MySpace page here and Facebook page here.

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