German rock musician and composer Steve Brockmann will release his upcoming solo album on April 2nd 2016 independently. This will be Steve‘s third solo album, entitled “3”, a peaceful and beautiful instrumental one, explained as follows: “This album is dealing to a large degree with memories, saying goodbye, and letting go … maybe that’s the reason why so many of the songs fade out in the end.”
Steve has recently revealed the cover artwork and track listing of his “3” album, which can be seen below.
“This album was not planned at all,” commented Steve about the making of this album, “I had been working on two other albums – the southern rock ’n’ roll project Granny Smokes and the heavy metal project Vision of Choice – when the circumstances of certain events intervened and affected my life, altering my plans. First, sadly, my mother passed away in September 2014, and in the ensuing months I simply did not have the power nor the motivation to continue working on any of my music projects … although I did eventually record two little instrumental pieces to come to terms with her leaving and express my feelings of loss: “Hope and Sadness” & “The Inner Reaches”.
Then came the injuries to my hands in the first half of 2015: I hurt my right trigger finger in January and my left little finger in May, which ultimately meant not playing any music at all (or rather playing in a very restricted manner with considerable pain) for 6 months!
By June I could play the piano and guitar again without any pain which gave me a much needed resurgence of energy as my musical ideas and creativity seemed to overflow; in a very short time I finished some new tracks which I uploaded to Reverbnation and YouTube.
Again, I had never planned any of these recordings as material for a new instrumental album … but as September rolled around, I couldn’t help but notice how many new songs I had already recorded … and so I decided to do a few more in the same vein and indeed make an album out of them!
Since this album is the direct successor to Don’t Sing! and Expected Errors it is simply called 3 – I chose to make the original working title, “Pools Under Ganymede”, the title of the first track.”
Steve Brockmann’s “3” album track listing as follows:
1. Pools Under Ganymede
2. Breaking The Ice
4. Duncan’s Song
5. Field Of Fire
6. Icarus Descending
8. A Time To Stand
10. Hope And Sadness
11. The Inner Reaches
Two video clips for the tracks ‘Cave’ and ‘Duncan’s Song’ can be seen below:
Stargazer Consultancy is delighted to announce the signing of German composer and musician Steve Brockmann.
Steve joins our artist roster having already released three albums, the last in 2012 being a stunning rock opera with George Andrade, “Airs – A Rock Opera”.
Steve commented: “Stargazer is doing a great job, I am looking forward to the future, it’s wide open and looking good!“
Steve Brockmann is preparing to release his next album and more details will be revealed soon.
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Four Iranian rockers joined together to pay tribute to Russell Allen and Jorn Lande and their project ALLEN – LANDE by covering the track ‘Come Alive’ from “The Battle” album. Hadi Kiani (Vocals), Shahrooz Goodarzi (Vocals), Mohammad Nick (Bass) and Ehsan Imani (Guitars/Mixing & Mastering/Video Editing) played their role in this tribute. Watch their performance on the YouTube player below:
“The Battle” was the first studio album by the band project ALLEN – LANDE, a collaboration between two acclaimed heavy metal vocalists, Russell Allen (Symphony X) and Jørn Lande (Masterplan), which was released on 19 September 2005.
After releasing their successful debut EP, “A Hymn Of The Vicious Monster”, Iranian death metal act AZOOMA have recently entered the Studio to start recording their first full length studio album which will be released this year via Xtreem Music. The recording will take place in Mashhad at ‘Azooma Studio’ under the supervision of the band’s drummer Saeed Shariat. Saeed commented: ” We are excited indeed to bring some new material to our fans. Our upcoming album will have more horror, a more complicated story and more blood. This is something different and we assure you that this one will blow your mind, it’s something you haven’t heard before.” Also the band has recently signed a management contract with Mohsen Fayazi and Stargazer Consultancy. Mohsen commented on AZOOMA‘s forthcoming album: “I am glad that these guys found their way on the death metal path of glory. By listening to the demos of Azooma’s upcoming album, I can say they found their signature style in this genre of music.” Check out what the band had to say to their fans from the studio on the YouTube clip below: http://youtu.be/odfoC5dAEkU
Iranian multi-talented musician, composer and sound engineer, Ehsan Imani will be on the next Blackdiamond’s Metal Mayhem special show, to speak about RAGER BLAZE, his upcoming plans and much more. The show will stream online on one of best British rock radio stations, TotalRock and it will take place on 3rd February at 10 AM (GMT).
More information about this show can be found at the official Blackdiamond’s Metal Mayhem page.
Stargazer Consultancy is excited to announce a management contract with Iranian multi-talented artist Ehsan Imani and his great project RAGER BLAZE. Ehsan is a musician, producer, composer, photographer and multi-instrument player, who graduated with a “Professional Singer-Songwriter” qualification from the Berklee Online University.
Mohsen Fayyazi, CEO of Stargazer Consultancy has commented:
“Ehsan Imani is the absolute pride of all Iranian rock and metal lovers. He knows music, recording, mixing, mastering and all their tricks very well. It’s my honour to serve him as a manager and I saw all lightness in the future of this talented man!”
Ehsan Imani has stated the following:
“I’m really glad about this contract. Today in this industry, its really hard to find someone who really knows what’s he doing, so bands feel lots of pressure doing all the marketing-related jobs on their own. But Stargazer took that pressure away from me, and there’s no one here who can do this job better than him.”
RAGER BLAZE debut self-titled full studio album was released on digital format worldwide and CD only in Iran, on 1st January 2014. The album fronts modern rock and metal music from Iran and Ehsan had no limits in writing his great music. A trailer of this album has been posted on the RAGER BLAZE YouTube channel and can be seen below:
Iranian death metal warriors AZOOMA will release their debut EP, entitled “A Hymn Of The Vicious Monster” worldwide on 15th June via Xtreem Music. Stargazer Consultancy is proud to premiere exclusively the band’s first Studio Teaser Trailer, which offers death metallers a brutal technical taste of the AZOOMA‘s newest record.
Check out AZOOMA‘s vocalist Shahin Vaqfipour, guitarist Ahmad Tokallou, bassist Farid Shariat and speedy drum machine killer Saeed Shariat in the studio during the recording of their “A Hymn Of The Vicious Monster” EP
“A Hymn Of The Vicious Monster” is a 6 track EP and was mixed and mastered by Iranian producer Ehsan Imani in Mixter Blaze Studio. The artwork was created by Shahryar Shervin .The EP will be available on both CD and in Digital format.
AZOOMA frontman Shahin Vaqfipour stated the following regarding the concept of the EP:
“We really like the idea of telling a story throughout this EP, we want each song to be unique but all of them to relate to each other and complete each other. We wanted to create something new and at the same time, staying true to the roots of death metal and its traditions.
“A Hymn Of The Vicious Monster” is about a normal person who seems to be a victim of the situations he is in, but eventually it becomes clear that if the conditions are right, he can turn into the monster which he thinks he is a victim of.
It’s the nature of mankind. If he has the opportunities, he can turn into something evil which he thinks he would never be and do some vicious deeds. Everyone has this potential, but the true power and purity is not to let this nature, this essence grow.“
“A Hymn Of The Vicious Monster” tracklist:
2. Chapter I: Self-Inflected
3. Chapter II: Eridanus Supervoid
4. Chapter III: Encapsulated Delusion
5. Chapter IV: Gyrocompass