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STAR CHASE - The New Day (Showcase)

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The New Day
Produced By: 
Star Chase
Running Time: 
44
Release Date: 
February 26
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
AOR / Melodic Rock
 
In keeping with MelodicRock Records’ commitment to supporting new talent, the label is proud to announce the signing of another great new artist and their debut album – this time it’s from Melbourne melodic rockers STAR CHASE.
 
Star Chase is a new 5 piece melodic rock band featuring a very familiar name on lead vocals/guitars – Jason Old from The Radio Sun (and previously Safire, Square one, Someone Elses Life).
 
Joining Jason in Star Chase are:
Steve Martret - lead guitars/vocals (Safire); Gilbert Annese - drums (Square One,Someone Elses Life); Aaron Suter - keyboards/vocals (Safire); and Anthony Wong - bass/vocals (Someone Elses Life)
 
After the 15th anniversary of the original Safire EP, Steve and Jase began writing together initially for fun, with no other plan other than to write as many songs as they could. This eventually led to having over 20 songs written in a few months. After putting the band together it was clear there was a chemistry so the next step was to record an album with no real expectation. The resulting, The new day is collection of 11 rocking tunes for fans of “two guitar & keyboard“ rock with huge harmonies.
 
This band has their own unique sound. The New Day is an album that will delight fans of Jason and The Radio Sun, but also fans of classic feel good melodic rock, Australian style AOR and songswith big hooks and even bigger harmonies.
 
Star Chase’s debut album will be released via MRR on February 26.
 

PRE-ORDERS OPEN!

 
GET IT FIRST! PRE-ORDER STAR CHASE 'The New Day' $15 (+$5 shipping)
 
 
 
MRR DOUBLE DEAL - STAR CHASE and INTUITIVE for $30 (and still only pay $5 shipping)
 
 
 
 
Get ready for The New Day by checking out TWO FULL LENGTH TRACKS from the debut!
 
 
 

 

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CHICAGO Comment on Hall Of Fame Induction Without Cetera

 
CHICAGO Official Statement:
 
"The rock group, Chicago, is honored to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 8 in New York and are looking forward to performing at the event.
 
The four original band members, Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane, Jimmy Pankow and Walt Parazaider, will be there as well as former original band member Danny Seraphine.
 
Peter Cetera, despite the best efforts of the Rock Hall and the band to reach a happy middle ground, made his decision not to participate. He has made it clear twice now that he will not attend or perform. Cetera, who was an original band member, has been gone for over 30 years.
 
Chicago have performed consistently every year heading into their 50th anniversary without ever missing a year.
 
Says manager Peter Schivarelli, “The band has looked forward to this day since they got word of their induction. They’ve waited a long time and are excited to perform for their fans and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame crowd.”
 
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SHIRAZ LANE Debut 'For Crying Out Loud' Out April 15

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Frontiers Music Srl is proud to present the debut album from SHIRAZ LANE, entitled 'For Crying Out Loud', which will be released on April 15, 2016.
 
Formed in 2011, Shiraz Lane is a young, energetic, ambitious, authentic hard rock group from Vantaa, Finland. Although wearing inspiration from big masters like Aerosmith, SKID ROW and Guns N' Roses on their sleeves, the band has a sound and style all their own. Members of some of the biggest bands in Scandinavia - The 69 Eyes, Amorphis, Children Of Bodom, Lordi and Sonic Syndicate among others - have all described Shiraz Lane as being one of the most entertaining bands they have ever seen in the underground music scene, bringing something new to the table in terms of both music and live performance! Notwithstanding their young age (the band members are all in their 20's), the guys are already veterans of the underground circuit in their homeland and have developed a reputation for being uncompromising, loud and genuine.
 
'We started working on our debut album in mid-August 2015 after receiving confirmation about details and deadlines from Frontiers Music Srl' says guitarist Miki Kalske. 'We were actually extremely busy at the time since we did an extensive Finnish tour in September, so the Shiraz factory was working pretty much around the clock. In retrospect it was good to have a tight agenda, since the songs came out very naturally and with a steady pace. After we felt confident enough with the songs, we joined forces with our producer Ben Varon and analyzed them meticulously, re-arranged parts, rehearsed, re-rehearsed etc. Before hitting the studio to lay down the final tracks.'
 
On the final result, 'For Crying Out Loud', the band shows they have learned all the tricks in the book and they're now ready to take on the world.
 
'The album is not conceptual, but it is definitely a tight knitted package so that every song has its own natural place in the running order' continues Kalske. 'All in all the record turned out to be an ass-kicking Hard Rock gem with a large scope of different emotions and feelings included. Variety would be a good key word to describe the album throughout, although bowing down to our own sound and style. An important notion would be to listen to the lyrics and message we are trying to send to the listeners out there ' we don't wan't to preach, but if our music can act as an eye-opener on some level and send positive vibrations out to the world during these darker times, I would say we have done something right!'
 
Shiraz Lane debuted with a two song single release, "Out There Somewhere" and "Money Talks" in October 2014. The band expanded upon those two tracks to release a five track EP, "Be The Slave Or Be The Change" in the spring of 2015. It was extremely well received by both the public and the press in Scandinavia and the single ''Mental Slavery'' could even be described as an underground hit. Following the EP release, the band has put out four music videos, played the biggest Finnish summer festivals and also performed in places like Toronto, Canada, Finland Fest in Tokyo Japan and Wacken Open Air in Germany. In the autumn of 2015, Shiraz Lane did an extensive national tour supporting fellow countrymen Santa Cruz. Although music is not a matter of competition, it should be mentioned the band won the Hard Rock Rising 2014 and Wacken Metal Battle 2015. The hype culminated with an international record deal with Frontiers Music Srl, which was signed and sealed in September.

'We have grown to fill the boots of the endangered Dinosaurus of Rock and continue the legacy of authentic, rocking and meaningful music' concludes Miki Kalske. 'We are thrilled to let you guys experience a full-length insight in our musical minds and assure that this is going to be the best possible news for the fans out there after a heartsick and grieving turn of the year. Heads up and play this record loud and proud ' we certainly will!'

'For Crying Out Loud' tracklisting includes:

Wake Up
Momma's Boy
House Of Cards
Begging For Mercy
Same Ol' Blues
Mental Slavery
Behind The 8-Ball
For Crying Out Loud
Bleeding
M.L.N.W.
Kill Me (With Your Love) (Bonus track digital version)

SHIRAZ LANE:
Hannes Kett - Lead Vocals
Jani Laine - Lead Guitar
Miki Kalske - Rhythm Guitar
Joel Alex - Bass
Ana Willman - Drums

Weblinks: www.facebook.com/ShirazLane

 
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Escape Music Announce the Signing of Female Fronted Band EPIC

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Escape Music is Delighted to Announce The Signing Of Female Fronted Band EPIC!

Track Listing: Love Will Find a way / Like a Phoenix / I can take you / Sleepless / All I need / Angels / My Everything / I need you / Save a little love / Nah Nah Nah

Tanya Rizkala: vocals / Mario Agostine: Guitars / Souheil "Sous" Moukaddem: Drums / Mike Ganime: Bass.

Produced by: Mario Agostine
Mixed by: Alessandro Del Vecchio
Mastered by: Chris Jones

Epic is Canadian, American, and Lebanese Rock band.  A power quartet drawing on years of experience and musicianship and playing in international venues and large arenas.

They are well-known for their hard-driving energy with Tanya's powerful vocal range, Mario's melodic guitar-driven riffs, and a "rock-solid" rhythm section with "Sous" on drums and Mike on Bass.  This die-hard rock formation has wasted no time getting to work as soon as they met; they have been writing, composing, and recording their upcoming Album entitled "Like A Phoenix".

Their music can be described like a super hybrid of bands such as the rocky Saraya, Headpins and Witness and also displays finesse a la Heart, and Winger . It’s a long time since we heard a powerful female fronted rock band as good as this quartet and they are already playing to massive audiences..
“Like a Phoenix” is being released soon by Escape Music and we hope you like this “old school” rock band who have brought that classic female fronted rock sound that we all love into the forefront of rock again..

www.Escape-Music.com

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DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES Announce Summer 2016 Dates

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AMPHITHEATER TOUR WITH SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS AND TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE
KICKS OFF MAY 13

Tickets On Sale Starting Friday, Feb. 12 at LiveNation.com

 
LOS ANGELES (Feb. 9, 2016) - Multi-platinum selling music artists and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES announced a summer amphitheater tour today.  Produced by Live Nation, the tour featuring Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, will kick off on Friday, May 13 and will make stops in 21 cities throughout the country including Los Angeles, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Chicago, Las Vegas, Boston, Seattle and more.  A full list of tour dates and venues is below. (Photo credit: Mick Rock)

Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets for beginning today Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 10:00 a.m. local time through Citi's Private Pass Program.* For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. local time at www.livenation.com. Fans with the Live Nation mobile app will have access to a password-free presale starting Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 10:00 a.m. The app pre-sale is only valid for Ticketmaster-ticketed venues.  The app is available via the App Store and Google Play.

Friends of Daryl and John, Gene (Fred Armisen) and Clark (Bill Hader) from soft rock's seminal band, The Blue Jean Committee, have created a special video announcing the summer 2016 tour:  https://youtu.be/XNb5ZCR08ho. To see the whole story of the Blue Jean Committee check out the IFC app.   The second season of Documentary Now! premieres in the Fall on IFC.

DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES SUMMER 2016 TOUR


Friday, May 13, 2016 Dallas, TXGexa Energy Pavilion
Sunday, May 15, 2016 Houston, TXCynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Austin, TXAustin360 Amphitheater
Thursday, May 19, 2016 Atlanta, GALakewood Amphitheatre
Saturday, May 21, 2016 Tampa, FLMIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Charlotte, NCPNC Music Pavilion
Thursday, May 26, 2016 Washington, DCJiffy Lube Live
Sunday, July 10, 2016 Philadelphia, PABB&T Pavilion
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 Holmdel, NJPNC Bank Arts Center
Thursday, July 14, 2016 Bangor, MEDarling's Waterfront Pavilion
Saturday, July 16, 2016 Boston, MAXfinity Center
Monday, July 18, 2016 Detroit, MIDTE Energy Music Theatre
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Cincinnati, OHRiverbend Music Center
Friday, July 22, 2016 Chicago, ILHollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sunday, July 24, 2016 Indianapolis, INKlipsch Music Center
Friday, September 09, 2016 Seattle, WAWhite River Amphitheatre
Monday, September 12, 2016 Morrison, CORed Rocks Amphitheatre
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Phoenix, AZAk-Chin Pavilion
Sunday, September 18, 2016 Concord, CAConcord Pavilion
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Los Angeles, CAHollywood Bowl*
Friday, September 23, 2016 Las Vegas, NVMGM Grand Garden Arena

*Citi presale not applicable to this date
All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.

Daryl Hall and John Oates are the NUMBER-ONE SELLING DUO in music history. From the mid-'70s to the mid-'80s, the duo would score six #1 singles, including "Rich Girl" (also #1 R&B), "Kiss on My List," "Private Eyes," "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) (also #1 R&B), "Maneater" and "Out of Touch" from their six consecutive multi-platinum albums-'76's Bigger Than Both of Us, '80's Voices, '81's Private Eyes, '82's H2O, '83's Rock N Soul, Part I and '84's Big Bam Boom. The era would also produce an additional 5 Top 10 singles, "Sara Smile," "One on One," "You Make My Dreams," "Say It Isn't So" and "Method of Modern Love." By 1987, the RIAA recognized Daryl Hall and John Oates as the NUMBER-ONE SELLING DUO in music history, a record they still hold today.

On May 20, 2008, the duo was honored with the Icon Award during BMI's 56th annual Pop Awards. The award has previously gone to the Bee Gees, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Paul Simon, Brian Wilson, Willie Nelson, James Brown, Ray Davies, Carlos Santana and Dolly Parton.
In 2014, Daryl and John were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 2016 finds Daryl Hall and John Oates very much at the height of their powers making their own kind of soul, with a new generation of musicians recognizing not only their historic track record of success, but also their continuing influence and achievements.

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AOR Heaven Signs IMPERIUM for March Release

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AOR HEAVEN is proud to announce the signing of upcoming Finnish Melodic Hard Rock act IMPERIUM, the solo project of STRIKE drummer, Mika Brushane. The album “Dreamhunter” will be released on March 18th, 2016 and feat. guest musicians from Thunderstone, Kenziner and Dreamtale amongst others.

 
In further news, two other AOR Heaven bands, RECKLESS LOVE and CHAMPLIN, WILLIAMS, FRIESTEDT, have released new video clips. They’re available at these links:
 
CHAMPLIN, WILLIAMS, FRIESTEDT “Carry On” (Official Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTIigZHWIeY
 
RECKLESS LOVE - “Monster” (Official Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biQ_gfU4VOs
 

Product: Imperium - Dreamhunter

Release date: 18.03.2016

 
Imperium is the solo project of STRIKE drummer Mika Brushane.

Mika has been playing drums and percussion in various bands since 1981 and has played all genres from jazz to metal and composed songs for different genres and this legacy of mixed genres can be heard in the IMPERIUM songs! The music is a combination of Hard Rock and Melodic Metal and it has a big dose of 80’s feel and sounds in it.

The project started in 2012 when Mika composed a new song for the new STRIKE album and realized that there were more songs in him that needed to be released. For this project, he wrote all songs and lyrics, and was playing all drums, bass, keyboards and singing backing vocals.
 
All lead vocals and guitars were taken care off by various very talented musicians from the Finnish metal/rock scene.  The album’s post production was mixed by Erkka Korhonen (Urban Tale, Northern Kings, Ari Koivunen, Raskasta Joulua) and mastered by the legendary Mika Jussila (Nightwish, Children of bodom, Stratovarius, HIM etc.) The album was produced and recorded during 2012-2015 by Mika himself at his Groovehouse studio in Vantaa, Finland.

 
IMPERIUM is:

Mika Brushane - Music, lyrics, drums, bass, keyboards and backing vocals

 
Guest musicians:

Pasi Rantanen - Vocals & guitars (THUNDERSTONE / WARMEN / STRIKE / KING COMPANY)
Markku Kuikka - Vocals & guitars (KENZINER / STATUS MINOR / The RAGGED SAINTS)
Nisse Nordling  - Vocals  (DIRGE ETERNAL / ex-DREAMTALE / ex-ANTHRIEL)
Samuli Federley - Guitars (STANDING OVATION / REVERSION)
Toni Huovinen -  Guitars (SENTIMENT)
Ade Manninen -  Guitars (ENFARCE / AGENESS / ANDROIDS)
Vocalists: Dreamhunter/ Markku Kuikka, Heaven is falling  / Nisse Nordling, Wasted years / Markku Kuikka, Always Forever / Markku Kuikka, Fire & Ice / Markku Kuikka, There will be light / Markku Kuikka, 80’s Love song (A.k.a Angel eyes) / Pasi Rantanen, Reach for the stars / Markku Kuikka, Starlight / Pasi Rantanen, Victory / Pasi Rantanen, Finem Vocationem / Instrumental

 
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Feb

THEANDER EXPRESSION - Wonderful Anticipation (Showcase)

Produced By: 
Andre Theander; Mixed by Thomas ”Plec” Johansson
Running Time: 
46
Release Date: 
February 26
Released: 
Europe
Genre: 
AOR
 
 
Theander Expression is the AOR project by Swedish guitar player Andrée Theander, who started to work with the first album in 2012 and released it one year later. It was called ”Strange Nostalgia” after one of the songs and got critically acclaimed around the world of melodic rock in 2013.
 
Just over two years later the follow-up is finally here and it carries the title ”Wonderful Anticipation”, as a kind of an antonym to the frequently misinterpreted debut title.
Andrée has been producing and recording most of the album at the Theander studio, playing all the guitars and handles also most of the bass and keyboards, some percussion, drum programming and vocals.
 
Other musicians featured on the album are Herman Furin (Work of Art), Bengan Andersson (NIVA, Johan Randén), Kristofer von Wachenfeldt (Care of Night), Björn Lundqvist (Sunstrike, Twilight Force), Christian Eriksson (Sunstrike, Twilight Force), Erik Martensson (Eclipse, W.E.T), Sebastian Freij and Christoffer ”Foffe” Särnefält.
 
The record was mixed and mastered by Thomas ”Plec” Johansson at Panic Room Studios in the end of 2015 and the result is another high class rock record with classic melodies and a modern production, ready to hit the market in 2016.
 
 
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LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM - Paintings (Showcase)

Paintings
Produced By: 
Ulf Wahlberg
Running Time: 
48
Release Date: 
February 26
Released: 
Europe
Genre: 
Melodic Rock
 
Mikael Erlandsson from Gothenburg is one of the best singers/ songwriters in Sweden today. Beside LAD he has since 2006 been the front man in the Swedish super group Secret Service on live tours all over the world.
He has recorded four successful solo albums and his Japanese record company together with XTC Productions came up with the idea of putting him together with the fantastic guitar player Andy Malecek from the successful German hard rock band Fair Warning for an album project.
 
Mikael and Andy were both hooked by the idea and a plan for the album began to grow. Ian Haugland, Mic Michaeli and John Leven of Europe-fame were asked if they were interested to join - which they did, and the band LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM was born in 2003!
Their self titled debut album resembled the best Scandinavian melodic rock heritage, but also added a distinctive Fair Warning influence coming from Malecek’s guitar playing.
The band lost 3/5's of their members due to the comeback of Europe. After the release of their second album bassist Marcel Jacob (Talisman) tragically died and was replaced by Nalley Påhlsson (Treat, Therion), and finally drummer Jamie Borger (Talisman, Treat, Secret Service) joined the band.
 
Andy Malecek unfortunately decided to leave the band in 2014 because of personal reasons and was replaced by Peter “Pac” Söderström, a genius guitar player that earlier used to add rhythm guitars to the band’s previous albums. Producer Ulf Wahlberg in the meantime had joined the band as keyboard player.
 
LAST AUTMN’S DREAM’s 12th album “Paintings” will be released in Europe in February 2015 and proposes as usual the combination of classic rock references with a modern sound. In October 2015 the band also made a successful performance at Rock City Festival in Nottingham.
 
 
Mikael Erlandsson – Lead vocals, Backing Vocals, Keyboards & Guitar
Peter Pac Söderström – Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Jamie Borger – Drums, Percussion & Backing Vocals
Nalley Påhlsson - Electric Bass guitar & Backing Vocals
Ulf Wahlberg – Keyboards
 
 
 
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PRIMAL FEAR - Rulebreaker (Review)

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94%
Produced By: 
Mat Sinner
Release Date: 
2016
Released: 
Worldwide
Musical Style: 
Melodic Metal
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94
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Frontiers
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What we have here, is a metal monster! Yes, it’s tailor made for the metal audience, as have been all Primal Fear albums, so it’s a matter of personal taste of course. But if you have been a long time Primal Fear fan, or following Mat Sinner and Ralf Scheepers – then Rulebreaker is a buy or die release.
Contrary to the title, the guys don’t break any metal rule – instead they adhere to them to the letter. Big screaming riffs, big screaming vocals and a high impact rhythm section pounding out the tunes.
What the guys have done here is increase their credibility as one of Europe’s premiere pure metal bands.
And the energy within is hard to contain.
We have 11 tracks – all relatively concise at under 5 minutes and some under 4 – with one 10 minute epic right in the middle.
 
Highlights include the fast moving opener Angels Of Mercy; the darker chugging metal of The End Is Near and the more melodic Bullets & Tears (great hook); plus the anthemic Rulebreaker; the slow/fast/mid-paced/fast epic We Walk Without Fear and the brain crushing riffage of The Devil In Me.
The big metal ballad The Sky Is Burning is one of the biggest sounding tracks I’ve heard from these guys. Epic.

Everything I expected and have heard from the guys previously – just better. Really strong songs, a huge production and fabulous mix and lots and lots and lots of guitars. Loud guitars. 

 

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WILD ROSE Deliver the Goods on Album '4'

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WILD ROSE '4' Out May 6

Tracklist: 1. Desperate Heart, 2. Love Can Change You, 3. Summer Girl, 4. Time After Time, 5. Love Games, 6. Hot Wired, 7. Save The Night, 8. Broken Hearted, 9. Waiting For You, 10. Don't Let Me Down.
 
Wild Rose has been rockin' for over a decade. The original idea was sprung in 2004 by Andy Rock. A lot of soul-searching was required initially, as it was essential to find a suitable line up to harness the stylish and polished mellow sound of a quality A.O.R. band. Finally, after two years and several line up changes Wild Rose settled on the line up today, introduced to an unsuspecting public back in 2006, with quality songs composed by Andy Rock.

2007 Wild Rose released their first promo single CD entitled "It's All About Love" which contained the hard hitting title track and "Too Late", tracks that rapidly became accepted and loved by the A.O.R. audience. During the same period Wild Rose were picked up as support on Talisman's Farewell Tour in Hellas.

Wild Rose returned in mid 2009 and recorded a 10 track demo CD with tracks written by Andy Rock and Dirty Haris.
These songs matured through the rehearsal process and ended up in professionally recorded versions on the band’s debut album “Half Past Midnight” which was finally released on 10 October 2011 on the "Retrospect Records" label and received great results in the A.O.R. specialized press. The band also performed two successful live shows in Athens and Thessaloniki to support "Half Past Midnight" and also participated in "Rosewood Festival" and received a great response and applause from the Hellenic audience.

December 2011 and "Half Past Midnight" hits the Best Debut Release / Newcomer of 2011 on Heavy Paradise.

January 2012 and Wild Rose took part at "Brave New Love: A Tribute To Alien" project covering Alien's well known track "Feel My Love".

March 2012 and Wild Rose performed at "Rosewood Festival II" along with bands like Newman, Work Of Art, Konkurent to name a few, taking rave reviews from the music press.

Later on 2012, the band has worked on new songs and recorded their second album “Dangerous” which was released on 22 February 2013 on the "AOR Heaven" label.
Wild Rose “Dangerous” receives rave reviews worldwide from the press and in June 2013 hits No.1 on import sales in Japan (BURRN Magazine).

August 2013 and Wild Rose debut album Half Past Midnight hits SOLD OUT of it's press at "Retrospect Records" label.
"CEO Retrospect Records / Sam McCaslin: I'm very happy to announce that the Wild Rose 'Half Past Midnight ' CD is Officially Sold Out. Congratulations guys for being one of the Top Sellers ever in Retrospect's vast catalog. Great band , great music. Much respect to Andy Rock and crew for a job well done!"

March 2014 and Wild Rose sign with "AOR Blvd Records" and are celebrating their Ten Years Of Existence with the release of their third album "Hit 'N' Run" along with a tour to support it.

October 2014 first single "Through The Night" from the album "Hit 'N' Run" hits #1 on Classic Rock Chart Week #40 and weeks #43- #44- #45 / 2014! (Week #40 as first week appearence on the charts) of Melodic Net (Sweden).

February 2015 and Wild Rose's second album "Dangerous" hits SOLD OUT of it's press at "AOR Heaven Records" label.

March 2015 Wild Rose sign a deal with "Nevermore Production Films LLC" for the track "Too Late" taken from their debut album "Half Past Midnight" to take part as a soundtrack on the upcoming movie "The Barn".

April 2015 George and John Bitzios reunite with the band and Wild Rose release the acoustic version of the track “I Want Your Love” as a single.
In the meanwhile Wild Rose start writing and recording new songs for their upcoming fourth album and also complete their “Hit ‘N’ Run Tour” in October with more than 5 successful shows in Hellas taking the applause of the crowds.

November 2015 and Wild Rose sign with "Lions Pride Music" for it's worldwide release in May 2016; with "Avalon / Marquee Inc." for it's Japanese release and also with "Steel Gallery Records" for an exclusive Hellenic Press release.

Wild Rose - 4” has been recorded at EVO Studios, Evosmos, Hellas except drums recorded at Stone House Studio, Evosmos, Hellas between May 2015 and August 2015.
“4” was mixed by Pelle Saether at Studio Underground, Vasteras, Sweden and mastered by Dan Backman and Produced by Andy Rock and co-Produced by Wild Rose.
December 2015 and the new album was ready and three different front covers were taken care by C.S.M&P Designs for the triple release of it.

"Wild Rose 4"; was critically acclaimed by the press:


"Like a glorious page ripped from the book of ‘Consummate 80s American Melodic Rock’, Wild Rose’s fourth release is a monumental achievement that will have fans of Survivor and Night Ranger begging for more. Simply amazing! Bruce Mee/Fireworks Magazine UK"

"A major step up for Wild Rose in every aspect. Much bigger production, terrific performances and above all else - some truly catchy old school AOR songs that will help these guys gain a lot of new fans. Andrew McNeice/MeloodicRock.com"

And the Wild Rose story keeps on rocking'...

The brand new critically acclaimed album "Wild Rose - 4" will be Available On:
Lions' Pride Music - May 6th of 2016 (Worldwide)
Avalon / Marrquee Inc. - April 20th of 2016 (Japan, Korea, Taiwan) [1 Exclusive Bonus Track]
Steel Gallery Records - May 13th of 2016 (Hellas) [300 Limited Hand Numbered Edition with 2 Bonus Tracks]

Wild Rose:
Andy Rock
Guitars, Backing Vocals, Additional Keyboards
George Bitzios Lead VVocals, Backing Vocals
Dirty Haris Keyboards
John Bitzios Guitars, Backing Vocals
Dimos Thomaidis – Drums, Percussion
Panos Barkoutsos Bass

Chris Siloma Backing Vocals & Choirs

Produced: Andy Rock
Co-Produced: Wild Rose
Mixed: Pelle Saether
Mastered: Dan Backman
Cover & Layout: C.S.M&P Designs
Artwork Concept: Chris Siloma & Andy Rock
Model: Maria Daravigka
Make Up Artist: Fotini Komianou
Photographer: Aimon Moumouris
Band Photos: Stelio Alevropoulos

Connect with Wild Rose:
Official Website: http://www.wildrose.gr/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WildRoseTheBand
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/WildRoseTheBand
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/WildRoseTheBand

Labels:
http://lionspridemusic.com
http://www.marquee.co.jp
http://www.steelgallery.com

Wild Rose Discography:
4 (Studio Album) 2016
Hit N' Run (Studio Album) 2014
Dangerous (Studio Album) 2013
Half Past Midnight (Studio Album) – 2011
It's All About Love (Single) 2007
Edge Of Your Dreams (Demo) 2005

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DRIVE SHE SAID Put the 'Pedal To The Metal' April 15


Frontiers Music Srl is excited to present the return of DRIVE, SHE SAID with the release of their highly anticipated new album 'Pedal to the Metal' on April 15th, 2016!
 
Mark Mangold's (one half of the driving force of Drive, She Said) creative rock flame was ignited once again after a performance with the Firefest version of Touch in Nottingham, UK in 2014. That creative desire and destiny intersected when he got an email from his old friend Serafino from Frontiers. Mangold, a renowned keyboardist, and his creative partner in Drive, She said, the amazing singer/multi-instrumentist Al Fritsch, then started talking with the Frontiers label about releasing new music. This was even more special of an event than a regular signing as Drive, She Said was the first proper artist that was signed to the label back when it started.
 
Mangold and Fritsch got together and they penned a few sensational classic Melodic Rock / AOR numbers, chock full of marvelous and unforgettable vocal harmonies, as well as looking in the archives for two songs that they hadn't recorded before.
 
Mangold says: 'We tried to write this record as if we were again in the 80's/90's, with the benefit of time and modern recording techniques. In those days you needed to write a "hit" to get signed and carve out an original sound. This record was a challenge because we did not want to clone ourselves, or the many bands that have now have mastered this genre, or be generic. And yet we wanted to keep the record in that same world as the first D,SS record. And of course, we wanted to make it totally over the top! Ultimately it's about the songs and having fun, and last but never least to try to give the fans, or should I say the esteemed melodic "cult", something to... consider.'
 
'Pedal to the Metal" is the final result: an absolute gem of a Melodic Rock album, guaranteed to please all fans of the genre. Check out an album trailer here: https://youtu.be/V0aPCTQT_84
 
DRIVE, SHE SAID is set to appear live at the Frontiers Rock Festival in Trezzo (Milano), Italy on April 23rd, 2016. Those attending are in for a treat!
 

 
'Pedal to the Metal' tracklisting includes:

1. Touch
2. Pedal To The Metal
3. In 'R Blood
4. Said It All
5. Writing On The Wall
6. Rainbows And Hurricanes
7. Love Will Win In The End
8. Rain Of Fire
9. In Your Arms
10. I'm The Nyte
11. Lost In You
12. All I Wanna Do
 
DRIVE, SHE SAID
- Lead Vocals: Al Fritsch
- Guitars: Al Fritsch with additional guitars by Tommy Denander, Daniel Palmqvist, Jon Bivona, Ray De Tone, Ricky Wheels
- Keyboards: Mark Mangold, Al Fritsch
Bass: Ken Sandin, Al Fritsch, Paul St. James, Alessandro Del Vecchio
- Drums: Peter Yttergren, Pontus Engborg, Francesco Jovino, Kenny Aronoff
- Background Vocals: Goran Edman, Chandler Mogel, Ted Poley, Al Fritsch, Mark Mangold, Kevin Osborne, Randy Jackson, Thomas Vikstrom, Peppy Castro
- Vocal Duet on 'In Your Arms': Al and Fiona
 
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More Soundbytes From STAR CHASE & INTUITIVE

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Star Chase and Intuitive’s debut albums will both be released via MRR on February 26. 
 
Here's some additional soundbytes for both!
 
STAR CHASE:
 
 
INTUITIVE:
 
 

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GET IT FIRST!
 
PRE-ORDER STAR CHASE 'The New Day' $15 (+$5 shipping)
 
 
 
PRE-ORDER INTUITIVE 'Reset' $15 (+$5 shipping)
 
 
 
 
MRR DOUBLE DEAL - STAR CHASE and INTUITIVE for $30 (and still only pay $5 shipping)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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08
Feb

One On One With Mitch Lafon - NORDIC UNION & GEOFF TATE

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SINGER GEOFF TATE as well as NORDIC UNION's ERIK MARTENSSON join Mitch for episode 193 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
 
In the show's first interview GEOFF TATE discusses his current North American tour, the 30th anniversary of RAGE FOR ORDER, looks back on the Hear In The Now Frontier album, his voice and much more. In our second interview, we speak with guitarist ERIK MARTENSSON from Eclipse about his Nordic Union album with Pretty Maids singer Ronnie Atkins, his motocross career, his accident and recovery, working with Survivor's Jimi Jamison, the upcoming deluxe edition of ECLIPSE's ARMAGEDDONIZE album, EuroVison and a lot more.
 
http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-193-geoff-tate-nordic-u

Quote from the GEOFF TATE interview:

Rage For Order: "My mindset was that I wanted to make a record of music that was composed mainly of non-musical instruments."

Hear In The Now Frontier: "I've probably listened to that album twice."

On maintaining his voice: "I try to live a moderate lifestyle without too many indulgences. It's a full time job because life is so rich."

Quote from the NORDIC UNION interview:

On making music: "I always do the music that I want to hear. I write from the heart."

Nordic Union: "The only plan was to do an album. We didn't even know if people were going to like the album."

On Music being 'plan B' in life: "I wanted to drive motocross and that was the only thing I was focused on doing."

For more about GEOFF TATE visit:
Online: http://geofftate.com and http://operationmindcrime.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GeoffTateOfficial and http://www.facebook.com/operationmindcrimeband
TWITTER: @geofftate
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/08kcNcZ6hOVotcVof8QbnX

For more about ERIK MARTENSSEN, ECLIPSE and NORDIC UNION visit:
Online: http://www.eclipsemania.com
TWITTER: @blowoutprod & @eclipsesweden
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EclipseSweden & http://www.facebook.com/RonnieAtkinsOfficial
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5coESPsUNjP98Jd3SYbIyH

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon
One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch
And Official Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

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2015
 

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