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Feb

MARTIE PETERS GROUP 'Unfinished Business' Pre-Order Available

Friday, March 15, 2019
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MelodicRock Records is thrilled to announce the signing of Danish AOR hero MARTIE PETERS for his new MARTIE PETERS GROUP record ‘Unfinished Business’, due March 15.
 
The new album is fabulous and filled with glorious melodic rock anthems that all fans of PUSH & the first two MPG albums will immediately recognise.
 
 
PRE-ORDER NOW
 
MARTIE PETERS GROUP - 'Unfinished Business' - OUT MARCH 15 ($16 + $5 worldwide airmail shipping)
 
 
 
MARCH MELODICROCK DEAL:
 
MARTIE PETERS GROUP - 'Unfinished Business' & MICHAEL JESSEN - 'Bulletproof' - OUT MARCH 15 ($30 + $5 worldwide airmail shipping) SAVE $7
 
 
 
NEW AUDIO:
 
 
Hard rock singer MARTIE PETERS bounces back with the comeback of a lifetime and a new album in 2019. The new album is aptly titled "Unfinished Business" and after a ten-year absence from the hard rock scene, Peters and his group return with catchy hooks and heavy, grooving guitar riffs. Legendary producer NEIL KERNON (Dokken, Britny Fox, Hall & Oates, Queensrÿche and many, many more) handled the mix.
 
Martie comments: “I am absolutely delighted about working with Andrew McNeice again, it feels like a homecoming. I have spent a lot of blood, sweat and hard work on this new album. It is such a thrill for me that Andrew and MelodicRock Records are on the same team as me.
The forthcoming batch of songs are in good hands and that makes me PROUD!”
 
MRR’s Andrew McNeice: “Martie and I have been mates for almost as long as I’ve been running MR. I’ve always been a huge fan of his work and style, so much so that I had them as part of the first MRF event back in 2007. I’m thrilled Martie has shown faith in MRR to get this cracking new album out to fans soon.”
 
Track Listing:
01. When The Circus Hits The City 03:45
02. She's Got A Secret 03:58
03. Win Or Lose 04:00
04. No Win Situation 04:00
05. The Devil's Bargain 04:05
06. Chasing Shadows 03:38
07. Don't Kill The Messenger 03:14
08. Walk Tall 04:12
09. My Dreams Die Hard 03:53
10. Rat Race 03:19
 
Today Martie Peters and MRR are pleased to launch the lead track, with this lyric video:
 
 
Produced by Martie Peters
Mixed by Neil Kernon
Mastered by JK Northrup at Alien Productions
Audio editing by Lukas Fredriksson
 
The album line-up includes all keyboards by the great ERIC RAGNO and guitars Konstantin Raidovski; bass Bent “BJ” Joergensen; drums Felix Engel + guests.
 
 
 
Fri
15
Feb

MICHAEL JESSEN 'Bulletproof' Pre-Order Available

Friday, March 15, 2019
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MelodicRock Records is excited to welcome guitarist MICHAEL JESSEN to the label.
 
MRR will release Michael’s new album ‘Bulletproof’ alongside fellow Dane Martie Peters on March 15.
 
PRE-ORDER NOW
 
MICHAEL JESSEN - 'Bulletproof' - OUT MARCH 15 ($16 + $5 worldwide airmail shipping)
 
 
 
MARCH MELODICROCK DEAL:
 
MARTIE PETERS GROUP - 'Unfinished Business' & MICHAEL JESSEN - 'Bulletproof' - OUT MARCH 15 ($30 + $5 worldwide airmail shipping) SAVE $7
 
 
 
NEW AUDIO:
 
 
Born and raised in Denmark, Michael Jessen played with several rock bands through his youth, including “McTamparcs” to “High Octane”, “RockStar” and several others.
He picked up the guitar by the age of 15, and a childhood friend taught him how to play the main riff for AC/DC’s “Hells Bells”.
 
For 2014’s debut ‘Memories’, Michael teamed with one of his vocal heroes Goran Edman, who I am very pleased to say is back in the frontman role for all vocals on the new ‘Bulletproof’ release.
 
The full album credits are:
 
Line-up:
Vocals: Göran Edman
Guitars: Michael Jessen
Bass: Christoffer Hoås
Drums: Mads Grunnet
 
All songs written by Michael Jessen
Produced by Christian Bonde and Michael Jessen
Mastered by Christian Bonde at CB Studios, Denmark
Guest Vocals on Beautiful Life by Lydia Salnikova
Piano on Beautiful Life by Morten Dybro
 
 
Tracklist:
01. Stand My Ground
02. Coming Home Tonight
03. Too Young To Die
04. Beautiful Life
05. Church Of Rock
06. Like A Game
07. This Generation
08. Lost Inside A Dream
09. Your Photograph
10. September 8
 
With this announcement, MRR and Michael Jessen are pleased to present the lead track from the album, ‘Coming Home Tonight’.
 

 
MelodicRock Records will release MICHAEL JESSEN ‘Bulletproof’ WORLDWIDE ON March 15.
 
 
Fri
15
Feb

CORNERSTONE 10th United Kingdom-Tour & Cambridge Rock Festival

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As already implied, CORNERSTONE is going to tour the United Kingdom again - for the tenth time meanwhile! The highlight will be be for sure the CAMBRIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL, one of the traditional English Open Airs, where acts like THE ANIMALS, STARSHIP or BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST appeared over the years. Cornerstone already performed there in 2013 and is really looking forward to come back in summer! Headliners for this years edition will be announced in the next few days, for more information please check out the Cambridge Rock website.
 
Click here to visit the Cambridge Rock Website: www.cambridgerockfestival.co.uk
 
 
Photocredit: Kezia White

 

 
Fri
15
Feb

Whitesnake - "Shut Up & Kiss Me" (Official Music Video - Jaguar Edit)

 
Fresh off celebrating their 40th anniversary, rock legends Whitesnake return with their latest studio album, “Flesh & Blood”. This album follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album “Forevermore” and 2015’s “The Purple Album”, a reimagining of Deep Purple classics from Whitesnake mastermind’s David Coverdale’s time in that band. The 13 original, visceral tracks on “Flesh & Blood”, the band’s 13th studio album, are, luckily for you dear reader, “all killer, no filler”, as the saying goes.
 
But would you expect anything less from the ’Snakes?
 
David Coverdale, the mastermind behind Whitesnake & co-composer of 'Shut Up & Kiss Me' with guitarist Reb Beach, commenting on the forthcoming release said "that after the intense darkness of our last video BURN If anything, it’s ‘light’ snake, you know? We’ve got some really dark energy going on in the world right now, so we’re gonna write & record a fun, knees up, song about falling in love with a fabulous babe. You’re over-talking, over-compensating & she just looks at you, takes the reins  & says, 'Shut Up and Kiss Me!' and that’s it!! My video director and creative partner Tyler Bourns and I discussed a great storyline for the video, which involves a surprise guest: my fabulous old white Jaguar. We ended up cleaning and detailing it, as it has been in storage since I moved to Lake Tahoe, then we dusted off my old turquoise silk jacket from the original ‘Here I Go Again’ video and I was thinking, "man, this is going to be fun!" It’s a respectful acknowledgment and positive nod to the past, just fun stuff.”
 
Joining Coverdale on Flesh & Blood is the powerhouse band comprised of Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitar, Michael Devin on bass, Tommy Aldridge on drums, and Michele Luppi on keyboards.
 
The current incarnation of the band carries on the long and unwavering tradition of main man David Coverdale being surrounded by cream of the crop players who go all in to bring fans the best hard rock humanly possible. 40+ years into their existence, the ‘Snakes fangs have only grown sharper and are ready to inject fans with more of that rock ‘n roll venom they crave.
 
“Flesh & Blood” will be released via Frontiers Music Srl in multiple formats. See below for full details.
 
+CD (Jewel Case)
+CD+DVD Deluxe Edition (Digipak) - Includes two studio bonus tracks on CD. DVD includes "Shut Up & Kiss Me" (classic jag version) (VIDEOCLIP), "Shut Up & Kiss Me" (club mix version) (VIDEOCLIP), Behind the Scenes of 'Flesh & Blood' VIDEO + 3 DVD Audio Tracks (Remixes of album tracks)
+Super Luxury Boxset - Includes CD+DVD Deluxe Edition, 2xLP Standard Color LP, Poster, Numbered Lithograph, Box Set
+2xLP - Black, 180g, Gatefold (Worldwide)
+2xLP - Silver, 180g, Gatefold (Frontiers' U.S. Store Exclusive) - Limited to 300 Copies
+2xLP - Gold, 180g, Gatefold (Whitesnake UK Store Exclusive) - Limited to 500 Copies
+2xLP - Red, 180g, Gatefold (Frontiers' EU Store Exclusive)
 
Tracklist CD / 2xLP:
1. Good To See You Again
2. Gonna Be Alright
3. Shut Up & Kiss Me
4. Hey You (You Make Me Rock)
5. Always & Forever
6. When I Think Of You (Color Me Blue)
7. Trouble Is Your Middle Name
8. Flesh & Blood
9. Well I Never
10. Heart Of Stone
11. Get Up
12. After All
13. Sands Of Time
 
Bonus Tracks Appearing on CD+DVD Deluxe Edition and Digital Version:
14. Can’t Do Right For Doing Wrong (Bonus Track - New Studio Song)
15. If I Can’t Have You (Bonus Track - New Studio Song)
16. Gonna Be Alright (X-Tendo Mix) - DVD Audio Track
17. Sands Of Time (Radio Mix) - DVD Audio Track
18. Shut Up And Kiss Me (Video Mix) - DVD Audio Track
 
Mixed by Christopher Collier
Produced by Beach, Hoekstra & McIntyre
Executive Producer: David Coverdale
 

 

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15
Feb

ROULETTE Release New Album, 'Now' March 22

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Friday, March 22, 2019
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ROULETTE release new song from forthcoming album "Now!" set to be released on the 22nd March 2019 from Black Lodge/Sound Pollution Distribution.
Album produced by Chris Rehn.
Hear the new single "We Can Make It" on Spotify & Tidal, download it on iTunes and see the Music Video soon.
 
Tracklist:
1. Never Enough
2. Keep On Dreaming
3. Soldiers Of Love
4. We Can Make It
5. Secret Room
6. Beter Day
7. Turn It Around
8. The Only Way
9. Another Night
10. Right By Your Side
 
Album produced by Chris Rehn (Takida)

 

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Thu
14
Feb

MARTIE PETERS GROUP Completes 'Unfinished Business' March 15 on MRR

Friday, March 15, 2019
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MelodicRock Records is thrilled to announce the signing of Danish AOR hero MARTIE PETERS for his new MARTIE PETERS GROUP record ‘Unfinished Business’, due March 15.
 
The new album is fabulous and filled with glorious melodic rock anthems that all fans of PUSH & the first two MPG albums will immediately recognise.
 
Hard rock singer MARTIE PETERS bounces back with the comeback of a lifetime and a new album in 2019. The new album is aptly titled "Unfinished Business" and after a ten-year absence from the hard rock scene, Peters and his group return with catchy hooks and heavy, grooving guitar riffs. Legendary producer NEIL KERNON (Dokken, Britny Fox, Hall & Oates, Queensrÿche and many, many more) handled the mix.
 
Martie comments: “I am absolutely delighted about working with Andrew McNeice again, it feels like a homecoming. I have spent a lot of blood, sweat and hard work on this new album. It is such a thrill for me that Andrew and MelodicRock Records are on the same team as me.
The forthcoming batch of songs are in good hands and that makes me PROUD!”
 
MRR’s Andrew McNeice: “Martie and I have been mates for almost as long as I’ve been running MR. I’ve always been a huge fan of his work and style, so much so that I had them as part of the first MRF event back in 2007. I’m thrilled Martie has shown faith in MRR to get this cracking new album out to fans soon.”
 
Track Listing:
01. When The Circus Hits The City 03:45
02. She's Got A Secret 03:58
03. Win Or Lose 04:00
04. No Win Situation 04:00
05. The Devil's Bargain 04:05
06. Chasing Shadows 03:38
07. Don't Kill The Messenger 03:14
08. Walk Tall 04:12
09. My Dreams Die Hard 03:53
10. Rat Race 03:19
 
Today Martie Peters and MRR are pleased to launch the lead track, with this lyric video:
 
 
Produced by Martie Peters
Mixed by Neil Kernon
Mastered by JK Northrup at Alien Productions
Audio editing by Lukas Fredriksson
 
The album line-up includes all keyboards by the great ERIC RAGNO and guitars Konstantin Raidovski; bass Bent “BJ” Joergensen; drums Felix Engel + guests.
 

 
In the late 90's and early 00's Martie fronted the Sleaze Rock band PUSH, with who he released four albums. PUSH toured with Pretty Maids and opened up for artists such as Dio and Royal Hunt in Copenhagen, Denmark.
 
In 2004 the first Martie Peters Group album was released through German label MTM and Avalon in Japan. In 2007 the second album "Road to Salvation" which was mixed by TOMMY HANSEN at Jailhouse Studio and released through NL Distribution and through Spiritual Beast in Japan.
Both albums got raving reviews from the rock press.
 
‘Unfinished Business’ is just that, it’s the next chapter in Martie’s musical journey. It is an album that will blow long-time fans away, while opening up his music to a whole range of newcomers.
 
The release date is March 15. PREORERS AVAILABLE FRIDAY
 
 
 
Thu
14
Feb

JIM PETERIK & WORLD STAGE Signal 'Winds Of Change' April 26

Friday, April 26, 2019
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“Winds Of Change” is the long-awaited follow-up to Jim Peterik’s now legendary “Jim Peterik’s World Stage” album. Set for release on April 26, 2019, “Winds of Change”, is another musical masterpiece featuring brand new Peterik songs in collaboration with a who’s who of melodic rock’s greatest superstars, including Kevin Chalfant (ex-The Storm), Dennis DeYoung (ex-Styx), Matthew and Gunnar Nelson Band, Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger), Lars Safsund and Robert Sall (Work of Art), Toby Hitchcock (Pride Of Lions), Danny Vaughn (Tyketto), Mike Reno (Loverboy), Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon), Jason Scheff (ex-Chicago), and a very special previously unreleased track by the late, great Jimi Jamison.
 
“Since the success of my first World Stage album back in 2001 and countless shows since, I have wanted to create a new musical legacy with this format,” says Jim. "Listening to voices blending as one has always inspired me, going back to the Beatles and other great vocal groups. I have always considered myself as much a fan of great bands and artists as I am an artist myself, so a project like World Stage is a dream come true since I get to pay homage to those whose music I love, by writing and performing with them. With "Winds Of Change" I was honored to work with some of the best, adapting my writing and production styles to fit a particular act. Many of the songs were actually co- written with the artists appearing too.”
 
Jim Peterik and World Stage arose from the initial idea that the musical and spiritual collaboration of great artists and friends could be something truly special. The resulting album clearly displays the many talents of Jim Peterik, enhanced and embellished by a cast of noted singers and musicians.
 
"Mike Reno: I would always watch from the wings back in the 80’s when Survivor played dates with Loverboy. I’d see the crowd go nuts when they hit "Working For The Weekend", so that’s the vibe Mike and I tried to recreate with "Without A Bullet Being Fired", say Peterik.
 
 
He continues, "I am still pinching myself that I am now writing songs with Dennis DeYoung for his new album. "Proof of Heaven" is one of my proudest moments. Same inspiration was behind the title track "Winds Of Change" with Don Barnes and Danny Chauncey (.38 Special). Kelly Keagy and Kevin Chalfant and I had a blast capturing the energy of Night Ranger and The Storm’s hits with "I Will What I Want" and "Sometimes You Just Want More" respectively. And of course "Just For You" with the great Kevin Cronin is a very special moment for me. When I watched Danny Vaughn perform at Frontiers Festival a few years back, I immediately started planning to make him a part of World Stage. "The Hand I Was Dealt" is the result, which we co-wrote. "Home Fires" with the incredible Toby Hitchcock is a song I think any fan of Pride Of Lions will take to heart. And I have created new friendships with Work Of Art and Jason Scheff because of this record.”
 
"I am a rabid fan of every artist on the album and it was such a thrill to try and bring out their best essence, but for me the most touching moment of this record is reviving an amazing lost track by the late great Jimi Jamison. As I mixed the new version, it was again like having Jimi in the studio with me as his stunning voice came through the monitors. There was not a dry eye in the room. With "Love You All Over The World", his spirit is still with us all," adds Peterik.
 
In conclusion, Peterik says, "World Stage, which I created soon after I parted ways with Survivor back in 1996, was my way of bringing together the melodic rock community. Setting aside any competition between us to create great melodic rock for the audience that craves it. Since then, every World Stage show has been a total love fest with each show featuring an ever changing array of great artists.”
 
"Winds Of Change" certainly carries on that tradition and shows are in the planning stages that will reflect the line-up of this record.
 
Jim Peterik, through the years, has written or co-written some of rock's most memorable songs: "Vehicle" by the The Ides Of March (on which he was lead vocalist), "Eye Of The Tiger," "The Search Is Over," "High On You," and "I Can't Hold Back”, hits for .38 Special such as "Hold On Loosely," "Caught Up In You," "Fantasy Girl," and "Rockin' Into The Night", "Heavy Metal" with Sammy Hagar, and many many more. Peterik, now a part of Pride of Lions with vocalist Toby Hitchcock, is one of the most esteemed and loved recording artists and songwriters, not only on the Frontiers label, but in the larger melodic rock community.
 
Tracklist:
1. Winds Of Change (featuring Danny Chauncey and Don Barnes of .38 Special)
2. Without A Bullet Being Fired (featuring Mike Reno of Loverboy)
3. Proof Of Heaven (featuring Dennis DeYoung)
4. Sometimes You Just Want More (featuring Kevin Chalfant)
5. Home Fires (featuring Toby Hitchcock of Pride of Lions)
6. Just For You (featuring Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon)
7. The Hand I Was Dealt (featuring Danny Vaughn of Tyketto)
8. Where Eagles Dare (featuring Lars Safsund and Robert Sall of Work of Art)
9. I Will What I Want (featuring Kelly Keagy of Night Ranger)
10. You’re Always There (featuring Jason Scheff)
11. Avalanche (featuring Gunnar and Matt Nelson)
12. Love You All Over The World (featuring Jimi Jamison)
 
 
Lineup:
Jim Peterik- Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Mike Aquino- Guitar- Lead And Rhythm
Ed Breckenfeld- Drums And Percussion
Dave Kelly- Drums
Colin Peterik- Drums
Klem Hayes- Bass
Bill Syniar- Bass
Bob Lizik- Bass
Jeff Lantz- Orchestral Arrangement Of “You’re Always There”
 
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WHITESNAKE 'Flesh And Blood' Out May 10; Track List & First Audio Available

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Friday, May 10, 2019
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WHITESNAKE's delayed new studio album 'Flesh & Blood' arrives May 10. It features the first single 'Shut Up & Kiss Me' and the following track list:
 
01. Good To See You Again 3.42
02. Gonna Be Alright 3.51
03. Shut Up & Kiss Me 3.37
04. Hey You (You Make Me Rock) 5.29
05. Always & Forever 3.53
06. When I Think Of You (Color Me Blue) 3.52
07. Trouble Is Your Middle Name 4.17
08. Flesh & Blood 5.18
09. Well I Never 4.01
10. Heart Of Stone 6.42
11. Get Up 4.45
12. After All 3.47
13. Sands Of Time 6.08
14. Can’t Do Right For Doing Wrong (Bonus Track) 4.58
15. If I Can’t Have You (Bonus Track) 4.23
16. Gonna Be Alright (X-Tendo Mix – Bonus Track) 4.12
17. Sands Of Time (Radio Mix – Bonus Track) 6.20
18. Shut Up & Kiss Me (Video Mix – Bonus Track) 3.43
 
The single can be downloaded now and samples of every track on the album can be heard already via iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/flesh-blood/1452311485
 

 
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MICHAEL JESSEN Joins MelodicRock Records With 'Bulletproof'

Friday, March 15, 2019
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MelodicRock Records is excited to welcome guitarist MICHAEL JESSEN to the label.
 
MRR will release Michael’s new album ‘Bulletproof’ alongside fellow Dane Martie Peters on March 15.
 
Born and raised in Denmark, Michael Jessen played with several rock bands through his youth, including “McTamparcs” to “High Octane”, “RockStar” and several others.
He picked up the guitar by the age of 15, and a childhood friend taught him how to play the main riff for AC/DC’s “Hells Bells”.
 
For 2014’s debut ‘Memories’, Michael teamed with one of his vocal heroes Goran Edman, who I am very pleased to say is back in the frontman role for all vocals on the new ‘Bulletproof’ release.
 
The full album credits are:
 
Line-up:
Vocals: Göran Edman
Guitars: Michael Jessen
Bass: Christoffer Hoås
Drums: Mads Grunnet
 
All songs written by Michael Jessen
Produced by Christian Bonde and Michael Jessen
Mastered by Christian Bonde at CB Studios, Denmark
Guest Vocals on Beautiful Life by Lydia Salnikova
Piano on Beautiful Life by Morten Dybro
 
 
Tracklist:
01. Stand My Ground
02. Coming Home Tonight
03. Too Young To Die
04. Beautiful Life
05. Church Of Rock
06. Like A Game
07. This Generation
08. Lost Inside A Dream
09. Your Photograph
10. September 8
 
With this announcement, MRR and Michael Jessen are pleased to present the lead track from the album, ‘Coming Home Tonight’.
 

 
Bio:
The first band Michael joined was at the public evening youth club and was called “McTampacs”. It included bass player Christoffer Hoås, guitarist Daniel Beck, and not very long after the beginning, drummer Mads Grunnet. The band played a great deal of school contests and small-town markets, but after a few years Michael left the band as it was taking a more “laid back easy rock direction”.
 
All his former bands played guitar-oriented rock music and Michael started to compose more and more music. Some of his songs fitted his current bands and some were recorded with other artists.
 
In 2002 he teamed up with Christoffer Hoås and Mads Grunnet from the old band, and found
vocalist Michael Witus to form a band. The first band name was “High Octane” and only 6 months after the band’s debut, they recorded a 4-tack demo in a professional studio with songs by Michael Jessen.
 
The band continued for 10 years with shows, festivals gigs and another demo recording, but without getting the big attention. In 2012, lead singer Michael Witus quit the band, and in the aftermath, Michael got Christoffer and Mads involved with the new solo project.
 
Michael wanted to try out his talent as a solo artist. He got in contact with one of his vocals heroes,
Mr Göran Edman (ex- Yngwie Malmsteen singer) who agreed to do the vocals for an EP.
Michael then approached former band members Mads Grunnet and Christoffer Hoås to join him on drums and bass. The album was recorded through 2013, and also features Morten Dybro on piano, and a guest appearance by Michael’s childhood guitar hero John Norum (Europe).
 
The album titled ‘Memories’, was released wordwide by Massacre Records in December 2014.
It was very well received by critics all around the world.
 
In 2017-2018 Michael again teamed up with Göran Edman, Christoffer Hoås and Mads Grunnet.
Signed a new record deal with MelodicRock Records, and 10 new songs were rehearsed and recorded at CB studios, DK, by Christian Bonde Sørensen.
 
MelodicRock Records will release MICHAEL JESSEN ‘Bulletproof’ WORLDWIDE ON March 15.
 
Pre-orders available Friday.
 
 

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