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UK AOR-ster's FM debut lyric video for 'Life Is A Highway'

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Debut new song / lyric video

“Life is a Highway“

 Available Today Along With first single “Digging Up The Dirt”

When You Pre Order the new album “Heroes And Villains”

New Studio Album Out In Europe 17/4

and North America on 21/4

Frontiers Music Srl has announced an April 17th release date for FM new album “Heroes And Villains” in Europe, with North America to follow on April 21st. Fans can now listen to another track to debut from the album which is: “Life Is a Highway.”  The song is available now along with the first video/single “Digging Up the Dirt” as an Instant Gratification Track beginning today on iTunes worldwide when you pre-order : http://radi.al/FMHandViTunes

Configurations for the album include CD, and 2LP vinyl set.  You can also preorder " Heroes And Villains " via Amazon now: http://hyperurl.co/fmheroesandvillains

“Heroes and Villains” is FM’s much anticipated ninth original studio album, which follows the band’s celebration in 2014 of their 30th Anniversary and the successful release of the “Rockville” albums in 2013.

Comprising the ex-Samson pair of bassist Merv Goldsworthy and drummer Pete Jupp; the Overland brothers –vocalist/guitarist Steve and lead guitarist Chris - plus the keyboard talents of Philip Manchester (AKA sci-fi nutcase Didge Digital), FM's first public appearance on Valentine’s Day of 1985 was swiftly followed by the release of their debut album, “Indiscreet”.  FM hit the road in Europe supporting the likes of Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Foreigner, Gary Moore, Status Quo and the white-hot Bon Jovi on the ‘Slippery When Wet’ tour.

For the next 12 years FM consolidated their position at the forefront of British melodic rock, touring everywhere they could to promote releases such as 1989's “Tough It Out” and 1992's “Aphrodisiac”.  In1996, with 'grunge' fever sweeping the world, the band decided to call it a day... until October 2007, when FM at last played together again for the first time in 12 years, headlining a sold-out Firefest IV at Nottingham Rock City, showcasing new guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick. 

This was followed in March 2010 by the release of their much-anticipated sixth studio album “Metropolis”. The next 4 years saw FM touring extensively including tours with Thin Lizzy, Foreigner and Europe and festivals with acts like Toto, Survivor at Graspop, Sweden Rock, Loreley and Download Festival for the second time. For the first time in their history they also had songs play listed on national radio in the UK including "Story Of My Life”  and “Better Late Than never” on BBC Radio 2.

The new album sees FM staying true to their musical legacy offering their classic sound updated in 2015 with great songwriting and performances and of course the “golden voice” of Steve Overland. Another gem of an album which is undoubtedly going to please all the fans.

See FM on tour!

Apr 3     Grimsby, Yardbirds UK

Apr 4     Nantwich, Civic Hall Nantwich Jazz Festival  UK

Apr 11   Milan Live Club Frontiers Rock Festival Italy

May 1   Bristol   Bierkeller UK

May 2   Wolverhampton Robin 2 UK

May 3   Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms UK

May 5   Nottingham Rescue Rooms UK

May 6   Glasgow Classic Grand UK

May 8   Newcastle O2 Academy UK

May 9   Manchester Academy 2 UK

May 10 London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire UK

Jun 21 Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting  Belgium

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