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Pink Cream 69

Formed: 1987
From: Karlsruhe, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

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Pink Cream 69 Posts New Music Video For "Special"

German melodic rock act Pink Cream 69 (featuring ex-Adagio vocalist David Readman and Unisonic bassist Dennis Ward) posted a new music video for the track "Special." The song appears on the band's latest LP "Ceremonial," which is available now through Frontiers Records.

The video features appearances from former vocalist Andy Deris (Helloween), Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T./Ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) and Mike Tramp (Ex-White Lion):

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Pink Cream 69 Posts "Ceremonial" Preview

German melodic rock act Pink Cream 69 (which spawned current Helloween vocalist Andi Deris) posted a preview clip for the band's upcoming eleventh studio album "Ceremonial" (heard below) The album will be released on January 22, 2013 (North America) and January 25th, 2013 (EU) via Frontiers Records.

The track listing for "Ceremonial" is as follows:

1. Land Of Confusion
2. Wasted Years
3. Special
4. Find Your Soul
5. The Tide
6. Big Machine
7. Let The Thunder Roll
8. Right From Wrong
9. Passage Of Time
10. I Came To Rock
11. King For One Day
12. Superman

Check out the preview clip here: More...

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Pink Cream 69 Unveils "Ceremonial" Artwork

German melodic rock act Pink Cream 69 (which spawned current Helloween vocalist Andi Deris) unveiled the album artwork and track list for the band's eleventh studio album "Ceremonial." The cover artwork was created by Kai Brockschmidt (Pretty Maids/Royal Hunt). The album will be released on January 25th, 2013 via Frontiers Records.

The track listing for "Ceremonial" is as follows:

1. Land Of Confusion
2. Wasted Years
3. Special
4. Find Your Soul
5. The Tide
6. Big Machine
7. Let The Thunder Roll
8. Right From Wrong
9. Passage Of Time
10. I Came To Rock
11. King For One Day
12. Superman More...

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Pink Cream 69 Reveal New Album & Song Titles

German melodic rock act Pink Cream 69 (which spawned current Helloween vocalist Andi Deris) is currently in the studio mixing songs which will end up on the follow up to the band's tenth LP "In10sity." The forthcoming 11th release will be entitled "Ceremonial." Some working song titles include "Big Machine", "Passage of time", "I Came To Rock" and "Special".

According to the press release, "[m]usically the fans can expect a classic PC 69-album from the David Readman-era (beginning with “Electrified”)." The band will embark on a full scale tour after the release of the album which is planned for early 2013 through Frontiers Records.

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Pink Cream 69 Drummer Splits With Band

Drummer and original member Kosta Zafiriou has split with Pink Cream 69 in an effort to concentrate on new band Unisonic (featuring Ex-Helloween founder Kai Hansen and vocalist Michael Kiske). He will be replaced by his long time drum technician Mike Schmidt, who also played with Sunstorm.

Zaifiriou explained his departure:

It was a very hard decision to leave the band I co-founded back in 1987, but I am sure this is the right step. Due to my various activities with my company Bottom Row plus being the drummer and manager of my new band UNISONIC, more and more I felt I was retarding PC 69´s career. Chris is a great drummer and a good friend of the band since many years, which makes him the perfect match for PINK CREAM 69. I wish the guys only the best and look forward to see the first show with him - as a visitor, enjoying the songs that accompanied me half of my life!

On March 1, 2012, the band entered the studio to record it's 11th full length studio release and successor to “In10sity” (2007). The new, yet-untitled, album is targeted for release by Frontiers Records in the autumn of 2012.

Guitarist Alfred Koffler commented on the new album:

The vibe within the band is very enthusiastic and creative. There are far too many strong songs by Dennis (Ward), David (Readman) and myself to pick from. There will be eleven of them on the album plus a couple of bonus tracks for the different markets and formats. We also will have guest appearances by two famous musicians on the new record – both fans of the band. More on that soon!

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Guillotine Added To SwedenRock Cruise Fest 2009

The lineup for the next edition of the SwedenRock Cruise has been announced. The cruise will tour the Baltic Sea. Party for 24 hours straight on 12 floors full of metal DJ’s, tax free-shops, bars and restaurants, relax in the pool and sauna or have fun in the game room in addition to checking out the six well known hard rock / metal bands that will perform onboard. The bands performing include:

Grave Digger
Entombed
Pink Cream 69
Dream Evil
Witchcraft
Guillotine

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Khymera Sets Release Date For New Album

Frontiers Records (Zink Music/Bonnier Amigo) has announced the release of KHYMERA’s third album “The Greatest Wonder” on February 22nd 2008.

Born as studio project featuring Kansas’ Steve Walsh and Italian multi-instrumentist Daniele Liverani (Genius), Khymera reaches now the third chapter with its ultimate evolution in a stable band’s lineup and musical concept.

With British twin brothers Tom and James Martin (HOUSE OF LORDS, TED POLEY) working on the complete songwriting and a line-up that – following the amazing responses gathered by the second album "A New Promise" – features again Liverani’s keyboards prowess, Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69) on bass and vocals, Tommy Ermolli on guitars and Dario Ciccioni (HARTMANN) on drums, KHYMERA offers one of the most shining examples of what European Melodic Rock is all about: crystal clear production, soaring vocals, and killer musicianship and songwriting.

Ivory-tinkler Daniele Liverani says: “It was a great journey to produce and arrange these songs provided by the Martin brothers. I tried to give the songs the full and warm sound of the '80s with my keyboard work, but with a touch of modern style. Both Dario on drums and Tommy on guitars did a great job and of course Dennis delivered some incredible vocals and bass too. I truly think this new album is a step ahead for us as a band. With every album we gel better and better together. I can't wait to start working on the next chapter and hopefully to perform some shows during the new year!”

Just like the previous record “A New Promise” delivered a killer melodic rock selection, the new one adds a richer and more mature songwriting along, with truly outstanding musicianship and huge production. “The Greatest Wonder” final tracklisting includes: Ablaze (intro); Beautiful Life; Borderline; Burn Out; Since You Went Away; Love Has Been And Gone; No Sacrifice; The Greatest Wonder; Fight For Yesterday; If I Can’t Be; Love Will Find You; Stay Forever; The Other Side

The next step for KHYMERA will be the debut as live unit on stage and plans are already underway for a live debut in the European melodic festivals of 2008.

You can check out some of the band's material on their MySpace page.

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Helloween Bassist To Do Hard Rock Album

Frontiers Records will release the debut album from Markus Grosskopf's (HELLOWEEN) BASSINVADERS, entitled "Hellbassbeaters", on January 25, 2008.

BASSINVADERS was a creation of Markus' while sitting in a bar and enjoying a few drinks. It was there that he got inspired to produce a heavy rock record without any guitars at all. He presented this concept in early 2007 to Frontiers Records, which was intrigued by the idea and gave it a go.

According to a press release, "Hellbassbeaters" contains all the basic elements of a heavy rock record "and so much more. You got the strong vocals, rhythmic bass, intoxicating drums and even bass and twin bass solo parts. What you hear is what you get: 100% genuine heavy rock record with absolutely no discordant guitar note on it at all." To guarantee a great variety of different influences, Markus invited some well-known singing bass players from the German metal scene to join the band, including DESTRUCTION's Schmier, SODOM's frontman Tom Angelripper and RAGE's Peavy. He also managed to get a few of his bass heroes to lay down solos on some of the tracks, including Billy Sheehan, Rudy Sarzo and DD Verni.

Guest musicians include:

Bass:

Billy Sheehan (STEVE VAI, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH)
Rudy Sarzo (DIO, OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, QUIET RIOT)
Lee Rocker (STRAY CATS)
Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT)
DD Verni (OVERKILL)
Wyzard (MOTHER'S FINEST)
Dirk Schlächter (GAMMA RAY)
Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING, ANTHRAX)
Stig Pedersen (D.A.D)
Nibbs (SAXON)
Tobias Exxel (EDGUY)
Jens Becker (GRAVE DIGGER, RUNNING WILD)
Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69)
Peter Baltes (ACCEPT)
Jan S. Eckert (MASTERPLAN)
Michael Müller (JADED HEART)

Vocals:

Apollo Papathanasio (FIREWIND, TIME REQUIEM, EVIL MASQUERADE, MAJESTIC)
Jesper Binzer (D-A-D)

Drums:

André Hilgers (RAGE, AXXIS, SILENT FORCE)
Stefan Arnold (GRAVE DIGGER)

01. Awakening the Bass Machine
02. We Live
03. Armageddon
04. Romance In Black
05. Godless Gods
06. Empty Memories (Breaking Free)
07. Boiling Blood
08. Far Too Late
09. The Asshole Song
10. Dead From the Eyes Down
11. Razorblade Romance
12. Voices
13. Eagles Fly Free (HELLOWEEN cover)
14. To Hell And Back (bonus track for Europe)

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Eden's Curse Signs To MTM Music

In 2006 songwriter/bass player PAUL LOGUE of CRY HAVOC and vocalist MICHAEL EDEN decided to form a rock solid partnership cemented in Metal. Together with British drummer PETE NEWDECK of THE STEVE GRIMMETT BAND, DEMON DRIVEATTACK guitar virtuoso THORSTEN KOEHNE of CODE OF PERFECTION and AXEL RUDI PELL, ULI JON ROTH and ROUGH SILK keyboard player FERDY DOERNBERG, they started this promising union.

Melodicrock.com's Producer Of The Year 2005 and PINK CREAM 69 bassist DENNIS WARD was secured to oversee the mixing and mastering of the album. Logue persuaded PINK CREAM 69 vocalist DAVID READMAN to join the backing vocal army for the record as well as YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CORNERSTONE, ex-RAINBOWMIDNIGHT BLUE vocalist DOOGIE WHITE, current EVIDENCE ONE, MIDNITE CLUB and former DOMAIN vocalist CARSTEN "LIZARD" SCHULZ.

The band's current line-up is:

MICHAEL EDEN (Vocals)
THORSTEN KOEHNE (Guitars)
PAUL LOGUE (Bass)
FERDY DOERNBERG (Keyboards)
PETE NEWDECK (Drums)

The album's complete tracklist is as follows: More...

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Pink Cream 69 Announce More German Tour Dates

German/British melodic hard rock band PINK CREAM 69 has scheduled the following tour dates:

Jul. 19 - Saarbrücken, GER - Garage
Jul. 20 - Karlsruhe, GER - Das Fest
Jul. 21 - Aalen, GER - Greuthalle (Angeldays Festival)
Jul. 27 - Seebronn, GER - Rock of Ages Festival

With FREEDOM CALL and MAD MAX:

Oct. 03 - Bochum, GER - Zeche
Oct. 04 - Memmingen. GER - Kaminwerk
Oct. 05 - Aschaffenburg, GER - Colos-Saal
Oct. 06 - Winterthur, Switzerland - Gaswerk
Oct. 07 - Nürnberg, GER - Hirsch
Oct. 08 - Fulda, GER - Kreuz

PINK CREAM 69's latest album, "In10sity", was released in March via Frontiers Records.

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Live Report from ProgPower VI

The weekend of September 16-17th was quite a memorable one for me. I traveled down to Atlanta, Georgia from my New Jersey home to attend ProgPower VI. This year’s ProgPower consisted of Angra headlining Friday night’s show along with Conception, Orphaned Land, Circus Maximus, and Manticora opening. Saturday’s line up consisted of Stratovarius headlining, along with Therion, Pink Cream 69, Symphorce, and Stride opening.

During my stay, I was able to interview Mati from Orphaned Land and met Mark Edwards from Overlorde. Both guys were exceptionally kind, down to earth, as well as excellent guitar players and should definitely be listened to when the opportunity arises. Though Overlorde did not play, Orphaned Land did and put on quite an amazing show. During their set I found out that one of the guys standing in front of me was so dedicated to the band, that he flew all the way from Israel, where Orphaned Land is from, just to see them! What makes Orphaned Land such a band to command this response from a fan is the fact that they are very energetic on stage, quality musicians, and are able to bring everyone at the concert together. To see Orphaned Land is its own experience in itself. No matter who plays with Orphaned Land, the show will be memorable! More...

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Helloween Frontman Speaks Out

Hellowen frontman, Andy Deris (ex-Pink Cream 69), recently did an interview with Metal Temple magazine. Deris spoke about the band’s brand new album, "Keeper Of The Seven Keys - The Legacy", which is due for release via SPV on October 28th, 2005 in Germany and on October 31st, 2005 in the rest of Europe. A US-release will follow on November 8th, 2005. The interview can be read at the following, http://www.metal-temple.com/interview.asp?id=210

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ProgPower USA VI Sells Out In 3 Days

ProgPower USA VI has officially sold out just three days after tickets went on sale to the general public.

“I don't think my attendees realize how truly grateful I am for their continued loyalty and support,” said promoter Glenn Harveston. “This is the fourth consecutive sell-out thanks to them. I don't think anyone had a clue that tickets would move so fast this year. My heartfelt thanks to the public for allowing me to continue with what I believe is the best concert experience in North America.”

This year’s stellar lineup will host Angra, Conception, Orphaned Land, Circus Maximus, and Manticora on Friday, September 16. The festival’s second night, Saturday, September 17, will feature Stratovarius, Therion, Pink Cream 69, Symphorce, and Stride.

ProgPower be held at Earthlink Live in Atlanta. Doors are scheduled to open at 4:30 p.m. on both days.

A ProgPower USA VI Pre-Show Party will be held Thursday night at The Loft. After a great experience performing at last year’s ProgPower, Germany’s Dreamscape is returning to headline the pre-party. Orphaned Land will perform an acoustic set with material different from their Friday set. Avian, featuring Lance King (ex-Balance of Power, Pyramaze) on vocals, and Outworld, featuring guitar virtuoso Rusty Cooley, will also perform. Ticket information for the pre-party will be released in the coming weeks.

ProgPower USA is one of America’s most highly praised festivals. There is currently a three-year wait on the Gold Badge waiting list. Last year ProgPower USA drew fans from 32 states and 12 counties including Japan and Australia.

ProgPower USA is sponsored by Pacific Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Shure Microphones, Planet Waves Gear, J.’Addario Strings, and Evans Drumheads.

Earthlink Live is located at 1375 Peachtree Street NW in Atlanta.

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ProgPower Fest 2005 Line-up

This years ProgPower Festival will be held in Atlanta, Georgia on September 1-2. Bands preforming are:
Orphaned Land, Therion, Stratovarius, Angra, Conception, Symphorce, Pink Cream 69, Manticora, Circus Maximus, and Stride.

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Anvil, Exciter, Vicious Rumors To Play Tradate

Tris of aces from USA for Cultural Association Orpheus: Anvil, Exciter and Vicious Rumors confirmed their shows at Tradate Iron Fest 2005! Finally 3 so much appreciated bands are back in Italy for really awsome gigs!

Other bands confirmed:
Brainstorm
Destruction
Eurosmith
Gotthard
Necrodeath
Pink Cream 69
Rage
Saxon
White Skull

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Marduk, Gluecifer Confirmed For Rock Hard Festival

MARDUK, PINK CREAM 69 and GLUECIFER are the latest acts to be added to the bill for the 2004 Rock Hard Festival (www.rockhard.de), scheduled to take place May 29th and 30th at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

The confirmed line-up now includes: EXODUS, DARK TRANQUILLITY, MALEVOLENT CREATION, NAGLFAR, MACHINE HEAD, IN EXTREMO, LACUNA COIL, DOOMSWORD, STRATOVARIUS, RAGE, DEAD SOUL TRIBE, DESASTER, NAGLFAR, INTO ETERNITY and DOOMSWORD.

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