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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN SIGNS EXCLUSIVE GLOBAL DEAL WITH EXPLORER1 MUSIC GROUP

Los Angeles, CA – February 21, 2020 – Explorer1 Music Group (E1) is proud to announce a global partnership with multi-intstumentalist songwriter Wolfgang Van Halen, member of GRAMMY® Award winning, multi-platinum selling rock legends Van Halen.

 

Wolfgang is in the final stages of writing and recording in the iconic 5150 studios with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge/Slash/Tremonti/Sevendust). Wolfgang is completing a collection of diverse material

To read the full release on BILLBOARD

FORMER JUDAS PRIEST GUITARIST K.K DOWNING ANNOUNCES DETAILS ON HIS NEW BAND

FEBRUARY 18, 2020 – K.K Downing, founding member of Judas Priest, today announces the name of his new band KK’s PRIEST. This all new band features some very familiar faces. With Downing on guitar, KK’s PRIEST features ex-Judas Priest members Tim “Ripper” Owens on vocals, who fronted the band for eight years and recorded two studio albums, Jugulator, featuring the GRAMMY® nominted track “Bullet Train,” and Demolition, plus two live albums, and Les Binks who was the drummer on the studio albums Stained Class and Killing Machine and the live album Unleashed in the East. They are joined by Tony Newton (Voodoo Six) on bass, and A.J. Mills (Hostile) on guitar.

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THE RAVEN AGE CELEBRATES RADIO SUCCESS OF “THE FACE THAT LAUNCHED A THOUSAND SHIPS”

FEBRUARY 18, 2020 – British rockers The Raven Age are celebrating stateside success at radio with their latest single “The Face That Launched a Thousand Ships.” Stations like KFML, KDDX, KGRR, WKLC, KTRX and more have added the song to rotation. The song showcases the softer side of the English melodic metal band – highlighting the vocals of front man Matt James. 

 

“The Face that Launched a Thousand Ships” is featured on the band’s recent release through Explorer1 Music Group, Conspiracy. 

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LEGENDARY GUITARIST K.K. DOWNING SIGNS GLOBAL DEAL WITH EXPLORER1 MUSIC GROUP

Los Angeles, CA – January 30, 2020 – Explorer1 Music Group (E1) is proud to announce a global partnership with legendary guitarist K.K. Downing, founding member of GRAMMY® Award winning, multi-platinum selling metal icons Judas Priest, with veteran rock manager Andy Gould joining E1 as Principle Manager for Downing.

 

After receiving offers from multiple labels and management companies, Downing met with Paul Woolnough, CEO of Explorer1 Music Group and the creator of its innovative business model, and they agreed to partner and work together in all aspects of K.K.’s career.

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BRITISH LION RELEASES New Video for "The Burning" from the Album of the Same Name

BRITISH LION has released the first video from their latest album The Burning.  The video shot in Richard's home town of Great Yarmouth also includes footage from the 2019 UK tour

This Album is now available in stores, online, and can also be purchased in our STORE

For more details on BRITISH LION CLICK HERE

VOODOO SIX PRE-RELEASES "Simulation Game" ON EXPLORER1 MUSIC

Explorer1 today announced the pre-release of UK hard rockers VOODOO SIX's latest album "Simulation Game".

This latest release is now available for pre-order and will be available in stores March 2020

For more details on VOODOO SIX CLICK HERE

BILLBOARD EXCLUSIVELY PREMIERES "The Burning" FROM THE NEW BRITISH LION ALBUM

BILLBOARD today exclusively premiered "The Burning" from BRITISH LION's latest album of the same name, released in the US by Explorer1

See the Billboard article HERE

For more details on BRITISH LION CLICK HERE

THE RAVEN AGE RELEASE VIDEO FOR SINGLE FACE THAT LAUNCHED A THOUSAND SHIPS

Explorer1 is proud to announce the release of The Raven Age's video for "Face That Launched a Thousand Ships".

Watch the video HERE

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BRITISH LION PARTNERS WITH EXPLORER1 FOR NEW ALBUM RELEASE AND TOUR

Explorer1 is proud to announce a partnership with British Lion, the UK based band featuring Steve Harris from Iron Maiden.

E1 is releasing and distributing the new album The Burning which is available as a pre-sale now in our STORE, and the band will be touring North America to promote the release in early 2020.

For more details CLICK HERE

VOODOO SIX TO APPEAR AS SPECIAL GUESTS ON THE DECEMBER 2020 BRITISH LION UK TOUR

Explorer1 Artist Voodoo Six will be appearing as Special Guests on the upcoming UK tour of British Lion, the hard rock band featuring Steve Harris from Iron Maiden.

The tour is the start of the promotional campaign for the global release of Voodoo Six's new album "Simulation Game" that is available for pre-sale purchase HERE.

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BRITISH LION ANNOUNCES UK TOUR DATES

Explorer1 is proud to be presenting the 2019 UK tour of British Lion, the hard rock band featuring Steve Harris from Iron Maiden.

The tour is the start of the promotional campaign for the release of the bands new album "The Burning" that is available for pre-sale purchase HERE.

Tickets for the tour are available HERE.

For more details CLICK HERE

INDUSTRY LEGEND - ANDY TAYLOR JOINS EXPLORER1 AS SENIOR ADVISOR

Explorer1 is proud to announce that industry legend Andy Taylor has joined E1 as Senior Advisor.  Andy is a music industry legend.  He co-founded the Sanctuary Group in 1976 with Rod Smallwood and signed Iron Maiden for management in 1979.  The Sanctuary Group grew to become the world’s largest independent multi-service music group, encompassing the leading independent record and music merchandising companies, as well as one of the largest music management companies in the world.  

Andy works directly with the E1 team on strategic and operational matters.

For more information on Andy CLICK HERE

THE RAVEN AGE SINGLE "FLEUR DE LIS" DEBUTS IN THE BILLBOARD ACTIVE ROCK CHARTS @ #40

Explorer1 is proud to announce that The Raven Age's first single from the Conspiracy album, today charted in the Billboard Active Rock charts at #40.

The band has been promoting the single and album across North America as a part of the Iron Maiden Legacy of the Beast Tour.

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INDUSTRY VETERAN - TOM "GROVER" BIERY JOINS EXPLORER1 AS HEAD OF ARTIST SERVICES

Explorer1 is proud to announce that industry veteran "Grover" Biery has joined E1 as Head of Artist Services.  His previous experience as a senior executive at Warner Music Group, BMG, and Concord Records, as well as consulting for artists, labels, and distributors enables Grover to guide and assist E1's Artist's in their career decisions.

Effective immediately Grover will be working alongside E1's Head of Artist Development, Andre Recke, and shall report to CEO and co-founder Paul Woolnough.

For more information on Grover CLICK HERE

THE RAVEN AGE PARTNERS WITH EXPLORER1 FOR GLOBAL RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM CONSPIRACY

Explorer1 today announced a global partnership with UK based  Melodic Metal Band, The Raven Age.

Under the partnership, E1 will distribute and release The Raven Ages second album Conspiracy, and provide full tour support when the band tour as special guests to Iron Maiden on the Legacy of the Beast tour of North and South America.

For more details CLICK HERE

VETERAN MANAGER ANDRE RECKE JOINS EXPLORER1 AS HEAD OF ARTIST SERVICES

Explorer1 is proud to announce that veteran manager Andre Recke has joined E1 as Head of Artist Development.

 

Having managed major Artist's including Hilary Duff, R5, The Driver Era and Nikka Costa and many others, Andre is perfectly positioned to work with both E1's established and developing Artists.

Effective immediately Andre will work alongside and shall report to CEO and co-founder Paul Woolnough.

For more information on Andre CLICK HERE