* PROGRESSIVE/ ART ROCK * SPACEROCK * PSYCHEDELIC * POWER-METAL and * ELECTRONIC-MUSIC -with a few surprises mixed in...
DEFINITION: "Cutting Edge Rock".
Radio Format: Characterized by musically innovative artists who've forged their own "unique sound". Format includes both "old-school" as well as up and coming acts ( -playlists generally include a 60% "old-school" to 40% "new" mix ).
Seen as the logical successor to outdated "Active Rock", "Alternative" and "Americana" formats of the past. RADIO's ( NEW ) "CUTTING EDGE" FORMAT Boasts radios's most fiercely loyal audiences.
Tired of the predictable playlists heard on most FM rock stations these days? Looking for something fresh, new and exciting? Well, you've come to the right place! "MUSIC FROM THE CUTTING-EDGE OF ROCK" is
a new radio show dedicated to playing the music of today's most cutting-edge bands ( -along with the "old-school" innovators who inspired them ). If you're searching for artists and bands that push
rock music into new and interesting directions, "MFTCE" has you covered!
"Beyond the perennial Hendrix comparisons, guitarist and Mahogany Rush founder Frank Marino knows a thing or two about crafting compelling guitar oriented rock. Albums like "Strange Universe", "Tales of the Unexpected", "Mahogany Rush IV" and "Juggernaut" have firmly established Frank's credentials not only among fans but amongst fellow musicians like
Zakk Wylde. We plan to regularly feature Frank and Mahogany Rush's music on our show". ( -ABOVE ) FRANK MARINO -Mahogany Rush
"Founder and longtime creative force behind Germany's premier progressive/ art rock band ELOY, Frank Bornemann is responsible for some of Europe's most compelling "concept album" rock -including his ambitious new ( Two Part ) "The Vision, The Sword and The Pyre" album about the life of Joan of Arc. Eloy's place in European rock is legendary and we're truly honored to receive Frank's show endorsement below".
( -ABOVE ) FRANK BORNEMANN ( ELOY )
"Melding prog, metal, spacerock and "rock opera" into a whole new genre, Arjen's music defies categorization. Maybe that's why his "Star One" and "Ayreon" concept albums have received so little airplay here in the US. That's about to change with our "Music From the Cutting Edge of Rock" show!".
( -ABOVE ) ARJEN ANTHONY LUCASSEN
"With a discography as long as your arm ( -including legendary British rock acts like Hawkwind, Arthur Brown, High Tide, Magic Muscle and more recently The Bevis Frond ), Adrian Shaw is one of Britain's most prolific "stringmen". Whether supplying the bass in a band setting or recording the instruments and vocals himself in his solo efforts -Adrian's music rewards the listener with it's uniquely innovative sound. We plan to introduce American listeners to this highly original artist's music". ( -ABOVE ) ADRIAN SHAW
Your source for the best in "Cutting Edge Rock" ( i.e: Prog, Spacerock, Psychedelic, Power-Metal and Electronic Music -along with some surprises! ).
Available on select FM Rock and Satellite Stations. Currently signing radio-stations and sponsors onto our network. Inquiries welcome!
* Check out the story behind our show and read more about the artists we play at the link below: "Music From the Cutting Edge of Rock"
Below are a few of the bands and artists you're likely to hear on "MUSIC FROM THE CUTTING EDGE".
In addition, we hope to "discover" some ( new ) groundbreaking American and Canadian talent -giving
them the exposure they deserve on our show.
* ELOY * MAHOGANY RUSH * CAMEL * HAWKWIND * AYREON * EVERGREY * FLOORIAN * ADRIAN SHAW * PINK FLOYD ( -up to and including "Dark Side" & "Wish You were Here" ) * CHRISTIAN BOULE' * OMEGA * SENSATION'S FIX * APHRODITE'S CHILD * TRIUMVIRAT * ERIK NORLANDER * MOTORHEAD * CLUTCH * KYUSS -along with some surprises like: * CHRIS ISAACK * PAT METHENY and * CARIBOU STEW
Groundbreaking Spacerock and Progressive Rock! Bands that've received very little airplay on US rock stations. These artists will
get the attention they deserve on "MFTCE"! If you're a fan of these bands and today's "Cutting-Edge Rock" format, be sure and check us out! Have friends who are also into this music?
Tell them about us!
( -ABOVE ) Vintage era HAWKWIND
We leave the corporate "bean-counter" compiled playlists to the dime-a-dozen MOTR ( "Middle-of-the-Road" ) FM rock stations. We specialize in playing artists who've forged their own unique sound and who push musical creativity to it's limits ( -with their extended instrumentals, engaging lyrics and complex "concept-album" story lines ). That's what you'll find on "MUSIC FROM THE CUTTING EDGE OF ROCK". Wave goodbye to the "boring and predictable". Hear the music you've been missing!
Whether European Progressive ( or ) British Spacerock -you'll hear it on "MFTCE"! We play the best "old-school" right alongside today's freshest, newest cutting-edge bands and artists. You WON'T hear these bands on the ( MOTR ) rock stations on the FM dial ( -or even on many satellite stations! ). We pride ourselves on playing music that sounds
"uniquely different". ( -ABOVE ) Frank Bornemann ( ELOY )
Let's not forget the "cutting-edge" rockers from America and Canada. These bands will receive the airplay they deserve on "MFTCE"! If you're in an American ( or ) Canadian Spacerock or Progressive Rock band and think your stuff would "fit in" with what we play ( -and is of "broadcast quality" ) -send us your CD ( -along with a short, signed letter granting us permission to play it ). If we like it,
we'll give it some "airplay". We love discovering new, innovative talent!
( -ABOVE ) Frank Marino of MAHOGANY RUSH
As well, "MFTCE" features the music of solo artists ( -who record their own original musical "masterpieces" in their home studios ). Whether electronic, spacerock ( or ) prog, we'll give it a listen. If we like your stuff and you
permit us to, we'll give your music some airplay on our show. ( -RIGHT ) Arjen Anthony Lucassen of AYREON and STAR ONE
Want some free publicity for your Prog or Spacerock band? Or perhaps you're a Synthesist/ Electronic Musician who records your own original "space-music" in a home-studio. Either way, getting it heard by a receptive audience can often be a challenge.
"MUSIC FROM THE CUTTING-EDGE OF ROCK" is the perfect venue to reach that receptive audience. Send us your CD!
As mentioned above -if you play in a Spacerock or Prog band ( -or are a solo Synthesist/ Electronic Musician who records your own original Tangerine Dream or Klaus Shulz-style electronic-music ) and feel your music would "fit in" nicely with the music we play, send us a non-returnable copy of your CD!
BE SURE to enclose a short letter telling us about you and your group -signed by you and your
bandmates ( -permitting us to play your music on our show ).
Provide us with your contact address and let us know where listeners can buy your music. If we like what we hear you may hear your music played on an upcoming "MFTCE" show!
SEND YOUR CD and signed permission letter to:
TOMM BUZZETTA, 1080 LINDSAY LANE, FLORISSANT, MO. 63031. ( USA )
GET IN ON THE 'GROUND FLOOR' OF THIS NEW RADIO FORMAT !
ATT: FM Rock Stations. ADD a new, loyal audience to your listenership!
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Our weekly 2-hour show features today's newest "Cutting Edge" artists mixed with the "old-school" rock innovators who influenced them. Add radio's hot-test new format ( i.e: "Cutting Edge Rock" ) to your line up and watch your audience EXPAND! "Cutting Edge Rock" boasts the Industry's most loyal fans. And since the format is so new the market is "wide-open"!
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Bands you're likely to hear on our "Music From the Cutting Edge of Rock" program.
Searing Swedish power-metal with surprisingly intelligent lyrics that listeners will identify with. If power-metal can ever be said to be "melodic", Evergrey comes closest to accomplishing that feat within the "power-metal" genre. Read our interview with Tom Englund -Evergrey's lyricist, singer and second guitar: Tom Englund Interview and watch Evergrey's "In Orbit" and "Passing Through" Videos. Swedish Power-Metal -EVERGREY
Guitarist/ multi-instrumentalist Frank Marino has carved out an enviable career and body of work with Mahogany Rush. His prowess, versatility and style has garnered the respect of not only fans but fellow musicians. We're proud to feature Frank and Mahogany Rush's powerful music on "MFTCE"! Whether you're into straight ahead rock n' roll, the blues, psychedelic or full on space-rock, Frank and Mahogany Rush can deliver! Read my interview with Frank here: https://creativetechnerds.jimdo.com/frank-marino/ and be sure to check out this excerpt from Frank's ( new )"The Answer" DVD for a taste of Frank's guitar magic! ( -ABOVE ) FRANK MARINO
Germany's legendary Prog/Art Rock band ELOY will finally get the airplay they deserve on our "Music From the Cutting Edge of Rock" Show! Eloy's soaring instrumentals and thought provoking lyrics are sure to attract a new generation of American listeners ( -who've been denied the exper-ience by America's close-minded FM rock hierarchy! ). Check out my Interview with ELOY's Frank Bornemann to learn more about this intri- guing European Prog band. And watch their "Poseidon's Creation", Plastic Girl", "Sun Song" and "Heartbeat" Videos for a taste of their music.
( ABOVE ) FRANK BORNEMANN OF ELOY
Dutch musical mastermind Arjen Anthony Lucassen and his evol- ving band of guest singers and musicians ( -collectiveky known as "Ayreon" ), has taken Europe by storm -though you'd never know it if all you listen to is American FM rock stations! Arjen's "Ayreon" will finally get their due on this side of the Atlantic on our "MFTCE" Show! Check out my Interview with Arjen Anthony Lucassen and take a look at his new Ayreon -And the Druids Turned to Stone cut from his new "Universe" DVD and "To the Solar System" ( -ABOVE ) ARJEN ANTHONY LUCASSEN Video ( -to see what you've been missing! ). ( AYREON )
One of England's most musically interesting bands of the 70's. Quirky, evolving and entrancing instrumentals combined with engaging lyrics. Ever-changing time signatures, key-changes, meters and moods. This is one band your listeners will never tire of hearing! Check out their music video ( below ) to get a taste of Camel's music. CAMEL'S "Nimrodel -the Procession -The White Rider" Video
CAMEL'S "Skylines" Video ( -ABOVE ) CAMEL circa 1977'
What can you say about the band that literally created the Space Rock genre? Combining pulse-quickening roto-rhythmic rock, electronic "spaciness" and futuristic ( -often prophetic ) sci-fi and social commentary -Hawkwind has plowed more "new ground" than any TEN competing rock groups have! This "ground-breaking" Spacerock band will get their share of airtime on "MFTCE". Check out their "Right Stuff" and "Levitation" Videos for a taste of Hawkwind's Spacerock. ( -ABOVE ) HAWKWIND CIRCA 1979'
One time bassist for Hawkwind, Adrain Shaw has racked up a phenom-enal discography over the years ( -playing with the likes of High Tide, Magic Muscle, Arthur Brown and many others ). Most recently, "Ade" has been associated with "The Bevis Frond" and has produced several of his own albums as well. Take a look at some of his imaginative "psychedelic" music videos ( -below ) to hear Adrian do his thing. ( -ABOVE ) ADRIAN SHAW "Round and Round" "Teeth of the Hydra"
Recording music tracks in a local cave ( -for one of their albums ), using a battery of guitar effects pedals, utilizing clever tape tricks, sound processors and synths -Floorian has taken "guitar music" beyond anything most people have ever heard. Moody, brooding "psychedelia" bordering on the "scary", Floorian's music imprints itself upon your psyche -leaving you humming their tunes days after hearing to them. Check out the music videos below to see what I mean. "In Slow Motion" "Or So They Say" "Waiting For It" ( -ABOVE ) FLOORIAN'S "UNDERGROUND" SOUND
Combining hard-rock with biting, satirical lyrics, Clutch will put a smile on your face. Their unique, tongue-in-cheek "take" on current affairs and sci-fi futurism is not to be missed. Watch a couple of their enter-taining music videos below. Before long, you'll "get em' ".
( -ABOVE ) CLUTCH
Country music on a program dedicated to "Cutting Edge Rock"? You bet! "Caribou Stew" serves up a totally unique sound ( -that's a perfect "counterpoint" to our more rock-oriented fare ). Hailing from Canada, this young "Alternative Country" band boasts both superb musicianship and intriguing lyrics that'll keep you humming their tunes all day long. Check out: "Hell Fire" "Feeling Fine" and "Morning Man" to sample their music. ( -ABOVE ) CARIBOU STEW
Utilizing a battery of analog synths and keyboards, Erik Norlander weaves his tapestry of warm analog magic accompanied by some of the finest studio musicians around ( -Freddie DeMarco on guitars, Mark Matthews on bass, Nick LePar on drums, Mark McCrite on acoustic guitar -and occassionally Lana Lane -his wife on vocals ). Check out the cuts ( below ) to get a taste of Erik's synth virtuosity. "A Sky Full of Stars" "Beware the Vampire" "Trantor Station" ( -ABOVE ) ERIK NORLANDER
-and that's just the "short list". Tune-in for more ( -starting 3rd Quarter, 2019' ).