We had an awesome time and will be back soon.
A massive "Thank You" goes out to our Crew Peter Timmins, our drum tech and Merchandiser and Pete Davies our FOH Engineer. Axel at our Management "Rock'n Growl" and all the Promoters in Spain and to our Endorsement Comnpanies for all supplies! Mitch at Tama Japan, Marco at Evans and Joe Testa at Vic Firth!
And last we wish to say that it has been an absolute pleasure working with "Last Chance to say Goodbye", our support band from Switzerland!
You guys were awesome, best company and great fun!
Mark will drum for American AOR kings HARDLINE, who will headline this year’s FIREFEST in Nottingham at the Rock City on October 19.
Mark commented: “I’m honoured to play songs such as Life’s a bitch, Rhythm from a red car and Hot Cherie amongst other great tunes the band has recorded over the years and share the stage with the great voice of Johnny Gioeli. I remember listening to their breath taking first record "Eclipse" in the 90’s. Hardline's exceptional performance has been most inspiring. On Oct 19 I will replace my friend Mike Terrana’s position for one show in Hardline. See you all there!"
Another spectacular Rock Night in London, Camden at "THE MONARCH" with legends METALWORX on Sunday, September 29, October 20 and 27.
This great line up features Matt Pearce on guitar (Voodoo Six), Mark Cross on Drums (Tainted Nation), Ben Christo on Guitar (Sisters of Mercy), Richie Faulkner on Guitar (Judas Priest), Davey Rimmer on Bass (Uriah Heep), Luka Ravais on Vocals and more!
Don't miss it, it really is one of London's great Sunday night Rock shows
TAINTED NATION "F.E.A.R. over Spain" Tour announced and three new UK shows added!!
BLACK MOON CREEP and ROCK N GROWL BOOKING have forged their first collaborative tour together. It is for UK’s modern hard rockers TAINTED NATION who will play 7 shows in October this year in Spain. Support bands have to be announced to a later point.
NEW UK SHOWS - September 2013
14.09.13 "RHONDDA HOTEL" Porth, Glamorgan UK
20.09.13 "THE PATRIOT" Crumlin UK
22.09.13 "UNDERWORLD" London, Camdn (with Pretty Maids)
22.09.13 "SKYFEST FESTIVAL" Mansfield, UK CANCELLED 31.10.13 "MARR's BAR" Worcester, UK
Tainted Nation will shoot their second Video on Wednesday, June 19 in the UK. As a special aftermath, TN will perform a short set, Pub Gig at the "Wheatpieces" 2 Clifford Avenue, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 7RW after 6pm.
This will be an open event and a great opportunity to the fans and everyone who wants to meet the band and have a good time!
Remember, you will also be seen in the video.
Whoever will attend, please leave your note on FACEBOOK
CRP - Crossroads Productions is back, the Production Company which was founded by Mark Cross in 2009 and is now registered in the UK.
Mark added: "It's 2013 and now that we've settled a bit, we are once more looking into the bright side of Music Productions and ignore the crisis of downloads and cheap plugin productions. You don't have to be a famous Musician to work with famous Musicians, we are here to explore and share every opportunity with you and I am keen to record the drums for you."
Pete Newdeck, the second man at CRP, also a drummer, songwriter and vocalist for the band Tainted Nation, is a mastermind in Vocal and Backing Vocal performance, but also in writing, arranging and editing. He is the leader of The Vocal Lounge program.
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New rockers TAINTED NATION release today their aptly titled "Million Dollar Teaser" video clip! The video can be viewed below.
TAINTED NATION - The Million Dollar Teaser 2013
This video clip is to raise awareness and promote the debut album F.E.A.R., released on January 25th, 2013 on Massacre Records.
Bassist Pontus Egberg cheerfully says: "For this, we wanted to show that we do have fun playing rock'n roll! We all feel the same pleasure working together with such great chemistry."
Vocalist Pete Newdeck added: "There was no expense spared making this creative masterpiece of a teaser clip under the supervision of Cross. It oozes class! In all seriousness, we are having a ball and blown away by almost every album review. So far, so good."
TAINTED NATION recently released the first video 'LOSER'
TAINTED NATION are already booked for R-Mine Metalfest 2013 in Tongeren Belgium in June alongside Symphony X, Hell, Jorn Lande, Rapsody Of Fire, Nightmare, Secret Sphere, Voodoo Highway and Raven Lord to name but a few.
Mark Cross added 'We plan on doing dates around the UK and Europe, which to us is very important – live shows are what this band is about'.
For information on ordering the new album F.E.A.R visit www.taintednation.co.uk and hit the merchandise tab. The band are offering a variety of packages or via the usual outlets from Massacre Records.
Tainted Nation, the new modern Rock/Metal outfit, are pleased to announce the release of the first video clip 'LOSER' to promote their brand new album F.E.A.RThe band -somewhat an 'all star ' line up of Pete Newdeck (Eden's Curse) vocals, Mark Cross (ex firewind,Helloween) Drums, Pontus Egberg (The Poodles) and Ian Nash (lionsheart) release the debut album on January 25th 2013 through Massacre records (www.massacre-records.com).
Vocalist Pete said, 'This is a major achievement for the band and we are very proud of what we have done thus far. We believe the album is pushing Rock and metal into 2013 and further and that it has something new to offer. It was a pleasure working with Independent element (www.independentelement.co.uk) for the video, and it was nice to break away from the standard fomula of video clips around today. Hopefully it shows a band chemistry, a humourous side and a musical side to boot. Album reviews for F.E.A.R have been pretty overwhelming to say the least and I am pleased to say we seem to be getting talked about. We look forward to the future'
Tainted Nation are already booked for R-mine metalfest in Tongeren Belgium in june alongside Jorn Lande,Rapsody Of Fire, Nightmare and Ravenlord to name but a few.
Mark Cross added 'we plan on doing dates around the UK and Europe , which to us is very important......live shows are what this band is about'
For information on ordering the new album F.E.A.R visit Mark's Shop or visit www.taintednation.co.uk and hit the merchandise tab. The band are offering a variety of packages.
Just before Christmas these London based Musicians decided once more to put up another show with "MAMACOS" or what ever they might want to call themselves this time, at the MONARCH in Camden on Sunday, December 16.
Guitar shreds by Daniele Panza and heavy artillery of Drums and Bass of the finest by Davey Rimmer and Mark Cross and the magnificent Luka Twitch Ravase on vocals.
Mark commented: "It's great to meet up with these guys, they are all very talented Musicians from different bands. You got Davey on Bass guitar from Uriah Heep, Zodiac Mindwarp and Metalworx, vocalist Luka Twitch from Cavalar and Future Shock and Guitar virtuouso Dan Panza, who does a lot of session work in London.
The Monarch is luckily, but unfortunately at the same time, one of the last remaining places in London to host a weekly rock/metal show on Sundays like that!
Doors open 8pm, come on over to see us, we'll hang and have a few drinks!"
40-42 Chalk Farm Road London, Camden NW1 8BG
Tainted Nation has been busy shooting their first Video Clip in the UK under the supervision of INDEPENDENT ELEMENT (release date tba) and started promoting the album, which sees the release on January 25th, 2013.
Pete Newdeck recently commented on a UK radio: "We are pleased and very proud to say, that we have already seen a few outstanding reviews on the internet. The album sincerely deserves it!"
The youtube link to Tainted Nation's pre listener "Loser", which had been posted on November 23 by Massacre Records, has reached until today over 100.000 views! CLICK HERE
F.E.A.R. is NOW available on German Amazon, where you can place a pre order of the album! CLICK HERE
Tour dates will hopefully be announced soon.
In the meantime everyone in the TN camp involved wishes each and avereyone a Merry Christmas and a succesful, healthy and prosporus rocking New Year!!
Marco Mendoza, Bass player for Thin Lizzy, whoa has also worked with Whitesnake and Ted Nugent, returns for a few shows in the UK promoting his solo work. On the bill is Soren Andersen on Guitar (Glenn Hughes) and Mark Cross on Drums (Tainted Nation, ex Firewind & Helloween ...).
Don't miss them, because this will be intersting and a very powerful trio.
TAINTED NATION will play at the BORDERLINE London with VEGA.
VEGA are an innovitive modern rock sound outfit and TN are privileged to share the same bill on SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4.
There are tickets at a reduced price of 10£ available, Show your support, as this gig will be the gig to launch TAINTED NATION's first album, which will be released on December 4th by Massacre Records! There have already been plenty of ticket preorders and if you wanna come, please write to email@example.com and firstly a ticket and secondly a free promo 3 track e.p free of charge will be sorted out for you, which will be posted with your ticket (s). See you all soon!!
A night dedicated to the awesome Jon Lord who influenced countless musicians and fans of all ages. Jonathan Douglas "Jon" Lord (9 June 1941 – 16 July 2012) was an English composer, pianist, and hammond organ player.
A fusion of musicians will be playing a mix of the greatest songs that Jon Lord performed throughout his brilliant career.
On 16 July 2012 the music world lost one of its greatest. Jon Lord has succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 71.
Co-founder of Deep Purple, Jon will be forever remembered for his amazing musical achievements.
His love affair with music started very early. Although having classical piano training, Jon was quickly seduced by the music of Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Smith. Instead of taking up an acting carrier after receiving drama school scholarship, Jon opted for gigging in pubs, including a short-lived outfit with Ronnie Wood, future Rolling Stones star.
True to that tradition, Live4guitar has organised a remembrance gig, where a host of musicians will rotate on stage for the evening performing many great songs that Jon graced us with.
The event will take place at THE FIDDLERS ELBOW in Camden on 30th August.
After the release of Something Different (Lion Music 2008) and Rebirth (Nightmare Records 2011), Italian progressive composer and bass player Alberto Rigoni (also member of TwinSpirits) announces a new album.
The album will be released worldwide in October 2012 (TBC)
Mark also features on Alberto's album: "Alberto is a stunning Musician and I love his versatile Bass playing. It's been an absolute pleasure working with him!"
UK's modern hard rocker TAINTED NATION have inked a deal with Massacre Records. The band's debut album, "F.E.A.R.", will be released on January 25th, 2013.
Pete Newdeck says: "This is a very exciting time for the band. We feel it an honour and a privilege to be signed to Massacre Records and we look forward to forging a strong working relationship together. The band is very hungry and keen to make an impact with what we feel is a strong and powerful debut album and in turn, we aim to hit the live scene with all guns blazing. It excites me to be involved with such a line up of talented musicians who are highly motivated and focused. This is only the beginning…"
The group, which recently signed a worldwide management deal with Germany's Rock N Growl Management, consists of the following musicians: Pete Newdeck – Vocals (Eden's Curse, Grim Reaper, Killers, Steve Grimmett), Mark Cross – Drums (Firewind, Outloud, Helloween, Kingdom Come), Ian Nash – Guitar (Steve Grimmett, Lionsheart), Pontus Egberg – Bass (The Poodles, Lions Share, Zan Clan).
TAINTED NATION's music can be described as a commercial, modern and powerful sounding rock mix.
Newdeck, who is mostly known for his work with EDEN'S CURSE and bands like GRIM REAPER, KILLERS and Steve Grimmett, started writing songs with bandmate and friend Ian Nash, who also played guitar for Grimmett, in 2009.
While with EDEN'S CURSE and supporting STRATOVARIOUS and FIREWIND in May 2009 on their U.K. tour, Pete and then-FIREWIND drummer Mark Cross became close friends and discussed the idea of forming a new band, only this time with Newdeck as the lead singer.
Newdeck's vocal abilities were truly convincing and in the spring of 2010, Pontus Egberg, bass player for Swedish hard rockers THE POODLES, completed the lineup.
Newdeck, Nash, Cross and Egberg recorded the TAINTED NATION debut album "F.E.A.R." in the U.K. and mixed and mastered it in Germany under the supervision of Dennis Ward, producer of many successful international artists.
OUTLOUD - NEW EP OUT IN JAPAN - RELEASE DATE MAY 30th!!
More Catastrophe for Japan!
Outloud's acclaimed new EP will be available in Japan come May 30th, on the Rubicon label, with 3 exclusive bonus tracks! Here is the track listing:
1. Saints On Fire
2. Cross The Line
3. Mr. Long Gone
4. The Last Days Of December
5. Falling Rain (Flamenco Version)
6. We Run (For Piano and Vocals)
7. El Foco
8. Waiting For Your Love (Caribbean Highway Version)
9. Lovesigh 2012
Join us on Sunday with super group "MACACOS" feat. the great Luka Twitch on vocals, the magnificent Dave Rimmer on Bass, the talented Dani Panza on Guitar, the king of heavy Artillery Mark Cross on the Drums and Master of Keys Gabor will join Metalworks at the Fiddler's Elbow playing some of the best guitar shred tunes ever written .... Van Halen, Yngwie Malmsteen, Mr.Big and more!
.Get on the bus, bike, car, surfboard or whatever suits you best and join us on this unforgettable night on May 6th!! Doors 7pm, cover 5,00£
GEORGE GAKIS - TOO MUCH AIN'T NVER ENOUGH RELEASE DATE - FEBRUARY 20th
Here is something you might want to hear!! Check out your nearest CD store, spend a few Pounds, Dollars, Euros or Yen ..... and get yourself a great album with great songs, an awesome production, some solid drumming by me, Bobby and James and great vocals by George and Joe! Enjoy!
After several years of absence record (last C . D . the " Forbidden Paradise "in 2000 ), the George Gakis back, more mature work, which bears the name: " Too Much Ain ' t Never Enough ".
The C . D . consists of 10 own compositions and one arrangement of a traditional folk song. With the great help of rock legends live, we are dealing with a surprising result.
The Kip Winger signs co-production and mixing, while the participants listen to the impressive names: Joe Lynn Turner ( Rainbow , Deep Purple , Yngwie Malmsteen ), Bobby Rondinelli ( Black Sabbath , Rainbow , Blue Oyster Cult ), James Kottak ( Scorpions , Kingdom Come , Warrant ), Greg Smith ( Alice Cooper , Rainbow , Ted Nugent ), John Spathas ( Socrates ), Mark Cross ( Helloween , Firewind , Outloud ). The album is released by the American company Perrisrecords and will be in stores in about 20 February.
The party registration with the live presentation of his songs make the cd will be Saturday, February 25 at the Revenge of Rock (Time: 22:30)!"
OUTLOUD, who stirred things up on the hard rock circuit with its powerful self-titled debut in 2009 and fiery follow-up Love Catastrophe in 2011, announce the release of More Catastrophe, a six-song EP which contains three brand new songs plus the aforementioned Christmas single, and a Flamenco version of the song “Falling Rain” and a piano & vocals version of the track “We Run”. The EP will be available at their upcoming shows in Greece, as well as in stores and digitally across Europe via AOR Heaven.
1. Saints On Fire
2. Cross The Line
3. Mr. Long Gone
4. Last Days Of December
5. Falling Rain (Flamenco Version)
6. We Run