Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Triumph introduce new website, online store

Triumph has unveiled a new-look website with a full online shop, just in time for the holidays.

The overhauled website will serve as both the band’s official website and as a community for Triumph’s devoted and worldwide following. The new site (whose URL will remain www.TriumphMusic.com) will feature streaming music, videos, classic interviews and memorabilia, as well as many other options for fans to learn the history behind one of Canada’s greatest hard rocking bands.

Triumph’s new site also gives you direct access to the group’s Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter pages, as well as the group’s official YouTube page (comprised of kick-ass, vintage video clips), and the Triumph iLike page, where you can purchase downloads of Triumph music.

As the site content continues to grow, Triumph fans will be treated to exclusive free music downloads, a monthly newsletter, fan forum, and online shop featuring rare merchandise bundles, including t-shirts, signed CDs, posters, videos, etc., among other goodies.

Right now, there are a total of four “bundles” for sale. There are three different bundles for the ‘Greatest Hits’ release (including a “digital bundle” for $14.99, a “classic bundle” for $34.99, and a “deluxe bundle” for $59.99), as well as a “limited edition bundle” for the groups classic 1977 release, ‘Rock & Roll Machine’ (a release that celebrated its 33 year anniversary of release that past November).

Also released, via Frontier Records on December 3rd, are official reissues of Triumph’s ten classic albums, in digipak version and with the original tracklistings. These albums include ‘In The Beginning’ (1976), ‘Rock and Roll Machine’ (1977), ‘Just a Game’ (1979), ‘Progressions of Power’ (1980), ‘Allied Forces’ (1981), ‘Never Surrender’ (1983), ‘Thunder Seven’ (1984), ‘Stages (Live)’ (1985), ‘The Sport of Kings’ (1986), and ‘Surveillance’ (1987). All CDs have been remastered and feature an extensive booklet including lyrics.

And for the serious Triumph fan, Frontiers will issue a very limited collector’s edition box set, entitled ‘Diamond Collection,’ which will include all the 10 albums in vinyl replica, and will feature the artwork from the original vinyl editions of the albums.

Formed in 1975, Triumph (whose classic line-up comprised of guitarist / singer Rik Emmett, bassist / keyboardist Mike Levine, and drummer / singer Gil Moore) was one of the most successful rock acts of the 70’s and 80’s, selling out arenas and stadiums all across North America.

The power trio from Toronto toured relentlessly, selling over fifteen million albums worldwide in the process, and penning such all-time great arena anthems as “Rock ‘n Roll Machine,” “Hold On,” “Magic Power,” “Lay It on the Line,” “Fight the Good Fight,” “Allied Forces,” “Never Surrender,” “Spellbound” and “I Live for the Weekend.”

Always purveyors of positive messages in their songs, Triumph headlined on some of the largest festivals of the era, including the 1983 US Festival in California in front of a throng of 500,000 screaming fans, and were in heavy rotation on MTV during the station’s building years.

Trumph were inducted into the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame in 2007 and into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2008, while the group reunited for 2 show-stopping performances at the Sweden Rock Festival and the Rocklahoma Festival in 2008.

Triumph – Rock N’ Roll Machine
A Night Of Triumph DVD (1987)

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Triumph’s Rik Emmett posts newsletter update