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Over the past thirty years, Revolver and its related sublabels have released approximately 1,000 albums from almost as many artists! From Heavy Metal America to Black Records, we’ve released a barrage of Rock and Metal with a smattering of classic Indie, Punk, Thrash and even a bit of Jazz on the side.

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Eloy Featured in Record Collector Magazine (May 2012 Issue)

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Joe Geesin at Record Col­lector Magazine wrote a fea­ture art­icle on Eloy for the magazines May 2012 Issue. A small snip­pet of the art­icle can be read here with the full art­icle avail­able online for sub­scribers of the magazine. The Magazine hits the streets today (26th April 2012)

An extract below fea­tures an inter­view with Heavy Metal Records and Revolver Records Man­aging Dir­ector, Paul Birch who talks about how the HMR deal with Eloy came about!

Paul Birch (FM Revolver)

The deal came through MIDEM in Cannes, France, the bands man­ager at the time was Wolfgang Rott – he came to our stand at the MIDEM around 1982. We had already signed Accept from Dieter Dirks in Cologne so we were known to the music industry there. Birgit Wir­itz from EMI Elec­trola was in touch with me, I flew out to Cologne and watched them per­form at a gig. I had an idea about how the band could be intro­duced here. I signed them for Plan­etsTime to Turn,Per­form­ance and Met­ro­mania. I would have done earlier albums but some­how the moment passed.

I was work­ing with Rod­ney on other albums sleeves, he had done Pred­ator for me by Bitches Sin, Dia­mond Head’s Am I Evil, I felt he was exactly the right artist to work on Eloy and the band com­mis­sioned him dir­ectly to work on Met­ro­mania. There new man­ager after Wolfgang was Jür­gen (Yogi) Dramm, who ended up run­ning our Ger­man office.

Met­ro­mania was a CD release as well as LP and cas­sette. The LP releases were all spe­cially grained by Delga Press in Brom­ley, who still do our print today. The one thing I felt about their exist­ing art­work was that it let them down. They were a com­plex group and there album art needed to reflect that.

I loved the band then, still do. I am dis­ap­poin­ted they didn’t come back to the label fol­low­ing Met­ro­mania but Frank and the band knew their own mind and prob­ably had oppor­tun­it­ies that came along as a con­sequence of the new mar­kets they were now reaching.

EMI Elec­trola were about to drop the band when we signed them. EMI con­tin­ued with them until Per­form­ance when the band moved to SPV. Manfred’s label was loc­ated in Han­nover, it was on the rise at that point and it was likely by then that the rela­tion­ship at EMI would have come to a nat­ural end.

Many thanks to Joe for this! Be sure to pick up a copy  of Record Col­lector Magazine to see the full fea­ture on Eloy and much more.

www.recordcollectormag.com
www.joegeesin.com

 

UFO’s Paul Raymond Interviewed by Rich Davenport’s Rockshow

Last modified on 2012-03-07 16:32:46 GMT. 0 comments. Top.

Cited as influences by none other than Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris, Metallica’s Kirk Hammet and Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine amongst others, UFO were part of the FM-Revolver Records Label in with their EP release ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ recorded in 1986 and released in 1988. The British Hardrockers have since undergone numerous line-up changes but still remain very much active today, with 3 of the bands original members continuing their impressive rock legacy which spams some 40+ years – the band formed in 1969!
The band most recently added to their impressive collection of  reportoire with their 2oth studio album released via SPV/Steamhammer titled ‘Seven Deadly’. Further details can be found at the U.F.O Official Website.
Fun Fact: UFO has released;
20 Studio Albums
15 Live Albums
10 Compilation Albums
2 Video Albums
Rich Davenport’s Rock Show recently conducted an Interview with Paul Raymond of U.F.O. (See Cloudcast below)

Gypsy Pistoleros Single/Album Launch

Last modified on 2012-03-07 14:12:00 GMT. 0 comments. Top.

When  it’s time to party we will party hard’!

HMR new boys GYPSY PISTOLEROS are celebrating in true rock ‘n’ roll style with their single and album launch on the 23rd March 2012 at the FIXXION WAREHOUSE PROJECT in Wolverhampton at 7PM. Tickets for the launch are £8 and can be reserved via Arc Management at the following location; https://www.facebook.com/events/224323317664632/

The party will give fans a preview of the Pistoleros upcoming album release ‘FOREVER WILD, BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED – THE GREATEST HITS VOL. 1’  with support from LOVEBITES and DRAGSTRIP JUNKIES and special guest appearances from legendary names in the rock world this is event is certainly not to be missed by Rock fans in the Midlands!

A spectacular London launch show is also in the works – stay tuned for more details. You can also catch the Pistoleros in Nottingham on the 6th April 2012 at the WILDSIDE CLUB and U.S fans can go insane at the stroke of midnight on the AEG Hard Rock Stage at ROCKLAHOMA festival on the 26th May 2012!

To keep up to date with the latest news and details of all things GYPSY PISTOLEROS and HEAVY METAL RECORDS be sure to keep an eye on www.gypsypistoleros.com and www.heavymetalrecords.com

 

Gypsy Pistoleros Announced For Rocklahoma 2012!

Last modified on 2012-02-20 14:01:38 GMT. 0 comments. Top.

Heavy Metal Records’ recent signing, GYPSY PISTOLEROS, have been added to the line-up of Rocklahoma Festival which takes place from the 25th-27th May 2012. The annual hard rock music festival held in Pryor, Oklahoma showcases a wide range of bands from current stars to 1980s era classic rock acts over a three day period.  This year marks the sixth consecutive year that the PISTOLEROS will perform at the festival. They will appear alongside a host of acts from various genres of the rock and metal world including; Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Slash, Queensryche, Hellyeah, Trivium, Art Of Dying, Volbeat and many, many more. Check the poster below for a complete list of bands performing at Rocklahoma 2012 – you don’t want to miss this!

Gypsy Pistoleros

Last modified on 2012-02-10 13:22:54 GMT. 0 comments. Top.

Towards the tail end of 2011, HMR announced the signing of the flamenco laced glam rocksters, Gypsy Pistoleros. The Pistoleros will release ‘Forever Wild, Beautiful And Damned! Greatest Hits Volume 1′ in March 2012. As a taster of things to come the Pistoleros will release their first single on the HMR label, a stellar cover of the 90s chart-topping hit, Ricky Martin’s ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca’. The English translation meaning ‘Living The Crazy Life’ perfectly personifies the bands unique blend of latin rock.

In celebration of the release, a single launch and album preview will take place on the 23rd March at the Fixxon Warehouse Project in Wolverhampton, a party certainly not to be missed!