French Hard Rockers Sign to SPV Worldwide

New studio album by the french Hard Rock band BLACKRAIN has been announced for September 2019
For, having formed in 2006 in the French Alps and with five albums under their belts, countless concerts in France, Europe and even Japan and Tunisia, BlackRain know for a fact this forthcoming year is undoubtedly one more step in their career. During many years spent learning the tortuous ways of Rock 'n' Roll, the band met a lot of great bands like Europe, Papa Roach, Alice Cooper, Scorpions, Steel Panther, Ugly Kid Joe with whom they played. “France’s got Talent” national TV show allowed them to delivered memorable live performances to an audience of several million that made a French hard rock band famous in France for the first and the last time in the history of the show.
But after two albums produced by big US producer Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, John Lennon), how could the band reach a bigger level? How to find more inspiration? Maybe by coming back to the roots of what made four friends playing in a band together, by simply composing songs they would love to hear today on the radio: catchy and heady hard rock hits. You can maybe call it out-of-date, but BlackRain call it the gasoline they need to travel in today’s world.
Composed and recorded in Sweden where Swan, the frontman, is permanently settled, this new album called “Dying Breed” is like a response to the way the music world goes. Surrounded by electro music and RnB, struck by the death of many of their idols that made the rock history, asked by people why they still wear this old-fashioned long hair, the four guys more and more felt like a dying breed, “the last of their kind” as it is said in the new song they unveil on June 06th before they hit the mainstage of Hellfest in France.
Of prime importance was to work again with Swedish producer Chris Laney, the guy that made “License to Thrill”. This BlackRain album is still considered by many fans as a mythical and a major piece in the revival hard-rock scene that appeared in the 2010’s. He is the man that has really understood the sound and the spirit of BlackRain as he produced masterpieces of this scene with Crashdïetor Crazy Lixx...
To be released September 13th by german label SPV/Steamhammer, the new album “Dying Breed” will be followed by a European tour with their friends from Kissin’ Dynamite
BLACKRAIN live 2019
21.06. FR-Clisson - Hellfest
07.09. FR-Argentre du Plessis - Pless'tival
05.10. DE-Hamburg - The Sleazy R-evolution
17.10. FR-Paris - Petit Bain
18.10. UK-London - The Underworld
19.10. FR-Nantes - Le Ferrailleur 
20.10. FR-Toulouse - Le Rex
22.10. ES-Madrid - Nazca 
23.10. ES-Barcelona - Boveda
24.10. FR-Lyon - Rock Cafe
25.10. FR-Selestat - Rock Your Brain Festival
30.10. DE-Zwickau - Alter Gasometer
31.10. DE-Dresden - Puschkin
01.11. CZ-Prague - Nová Chmelnice 
02.11. PL-Warsaw - Hydrozagadka 

VOLSTER - "Ends With Me" (Official Lyric Video)

Swedish Melodic Hard Rock Band, VOLSTER (feat. ex-members of Masquerade and House Of Heavy) have released a new lyric video for ‘Ends With Me‘, the song is taken from their forthcoming album 'Perfect Storm', out on April 20th via Rock Of Angels Records.
The album includes 12 tracks and is produced by VOLSTER, co-produced and mixed by Max Norman (Ozzy Osbourne, Lynch Mob, Armored Saint, Lizzy Borden, Megadeth, Y&T) and mastered by Thomas “Plec” Johansson (Soilwork, Onslaught, Armageddon, Degradead, Dynazty) at The Panic Room Mastering.

Edan H - "Down in Flames" (feat Chandler Mogel) Official Lyric Video

Back to Eden guitarist/bassist/songwriter Edan Hoy has returned; this time under the moniker of Edan H.
Hailing from Melbourne/Australia, the solo artist now puts his stamp on the Melodic Hard Rock genre with a brand new project.
The first single 'Down in Flames' is a conceptual offering, loosely based on the controversial artworks of Luis Quiles. Featuring guest musicians from around the world, including Outloud/Punky Meadows frontman Chandler Mogel (USA), Edan H certainly puts the 'Melodic' in 'Hard Rock'.
'Down in Flames' OUT NOW on all major digital platforms... Download this song for FREE:

Teramaze - "Fight Or Flight" (Official Music Video)

Melbourne prog band, Teramaze will release their new album Are We Soldiers on June 21, 2019 via Mascot Label Group.
The band have just released the second track from the album.
Teramaze founder, guitarist and producer Dean Wells said of the video “'Fight or Flight really feels like the song musically that bridges the gap between our previous album Her Halo and Are We Soldiers. It’s a song that refers to a physiological reaction that occurs in the presence of something that is terrifying, either mentally or physically and can be related to many different situations in our lives.
I think this is one of Brett Rerekura’s greatest vocal performances and I really enjoy the lead guitar like guitar riffs that weave in and out of the track. I really enjoy this song for the fact it doesn’t have a chorus that repeats through out the song. Its constant progression is what makes this one of the band's favourite songs and we can’t wait to play this song live.”
Are We Soldiers - Tracklisting
Fight Or Flight
Are We Soldiers
Control Conquer Collide
From Saviour to Assassin
Orwellian Times
Weight Of Humanity
Fact Resistant Human
The One Percent Disarm
Watch the video for the albums first single Weight Of Humanity here
Pre-order for Are We Soldiers are available NOW! 
Teramaze are
Dean Wells- Guitars/ Vocals
Brett Rerekura -Vocals
Andrew Cameron- Bass Guitar
Jonah Weingarten- Keyboards
Chris Zoupa - Guitar
Rob Brens- Drums

MRR100 Final Track Listing Revealed With Audio Samples

Friday, May 31, 2019
2019 sees MRR reach the milestone of 100 releases. So what better way to celebrate the milestone than a compilation of the artists featured on MRR.
This however, isn’t your average ‘best of’ affair – this compilation will feature songs that didn’t make the albums MRR released – hence the title ‘Left Off The First 99’.
‘Left Off The First 99’ will offer a range of bonus tracks featured from the first 99 releases, plus some exclusive unreleased tracks from the recording sessions that spawned those albums.
And for good measure – a little taste of what’s to come in the year ahead, with some exclusive preview tracks from upcoming MRR releases.
MRR100 is a 2CD set priced at $25 (including airmail shipping) and is strictly limited to 500 units.
PRE-ORDER MRR100 'Left Off The First 99' (OUT MAY 31)
MRR100 – Track Listing (Not Yet Mastered - Click For Soundbytes)
Disc One:
02.  Scherer/Batten - Blue Letter (Unreleased) 03:31 
03.  Hearts On Fire - Fade Away (Demo) 03:17
04.  All I Know - Only You (Non Album Bonus Track) 02:22
05.  LastWorld - Lose You Now (Unreleased) 03:40
06.  Boulevard - Good Enough (2017 Unreleased) 04:29
07.  Brett Walker - Better Than Goodbye (Unreleased Remix) 04:19
08. The Radio Sun - The Way (Unreleased From Debut Album Sessions) 04.11
09.  Nitrate - All I Need (Japanese Bonus Track) 04:50
10.  Andreas Novak - No Vacation (Unreleased Alt Mix, Extended Version) 04:41
11.  Arti Tisi - Mama Sweet Evil (Demo)(Unreleased Extended Version) 04:21
12. Tony Mills & Hardway - Remember Me (Unreleased, Writers Demo) 05:26
13.  Waldo & Rosen Feat. Graham Bonnet - Hearts Under Fire (Unreleased Demo) 04:07
14.  All I Know - Consume Me (Non Album Bonus Track) 02:50
15. JK Northrup & David Cagle - Promises To God (Japanese Bonus Track) 04:15
16.  Jim Shepard - Love, I'm Over You (Non Album Bonus Track) 03:20
17.  Nalle Pahlsson's Royal Mess - Finally (Japan Bonus Track) 03:09
18. Street Talk - Sniper (Instrumental)(Unreleased) 04:44
19. Secret - Fly Away (Instrumental)(Japanese Bonus Track) 04:28
Disc Two: (Mastered Audio - Click For Soundbytes)

01. Tony Mitchell - All She Wrote (Unreleased Solo Version) 04:54
02. House Of Shakira - Financial Times (Non Album Bonus Track) 03:32
03. Outlasted - Chains Of Destiny (New Preview Track) 03.45
04. Cannonballz - When I Think Of You (Unreleased Extended Version) 06:53
05. Mecca - Unknown (Unreleased Alt Mix Demo) 04.29
06. Paris - Don't Say A Word (Non Album Bonus Track) 04:44
07. Ferreira - Higher (New Preview Track, Rough Mix) 04:50
08. Roadkill - Dirty Girls (New Re-Recording) 03.21
09. The Vague - Love Is Alright Tonight (Working Class Dogs, Non Album Bonus Track) 03:25
10. American Heartbreak - Human Touch (Working Class Dogs, Non Album Bonus Track) 04:07
11. House Of Shakira - Shell Shock (Non Album Bonus Track) 04:10
12. Paris - Stronger (Non Album Bonus Track) 04:05
13. Brett Walker - Seeing You Around (Unreleased Longer Version) 05:04
14*. Mark Baker Feat. Mark Free - Nobody Gets Out Alive (Unreleased Writers Demo) 03:38 (No Audio)
15*. Silent Tiger - Chasing The Wind (Debut Single; Final Mix) 04:37 (No Audio)
16*. Super Monaco - Second Sight (Preview Track) 04:02
17*. The Randall Archives - Love Forever Story (Feat. James Christian)(Unreleased) 04.20
* Release Details To Be Announced



OUTLASTED New Album 'Waiting For Daybreak' Out July 26

Friday, July 26, 2019
It is time at least for MelodicRock Records to announce the return of OUTLASTED with their second album 'Waiting For Daybreak', set for release worldwide July 26.
Preorders with bonus audio delivery available this week. The CD release will feature 2 extra tracks over the digital release.
“The new album ‘Waiting For Daybreak’ was recorded over a two year period starting right after the release of the debut. We had six songs written and demoed when ‘Into The Night’ was released. We had a clear vision of what we wanted the next album to sound like” says producer and guitarist Terje Fløyli.
The album is once again mixed by Ronny Wikmark at Touchdown Studio in Trondheim, Norway. The artwork is designed by Nello Dell’Omo at Art For Music in Naples, Italy and mastering is done by JK Northrup at Alien Productions Music Studio, California USA.
“The new album is a natural progression from the debut and showcases a more mature approach to the songwriting process. The first one was written over a ten year period and the lyrics were mostly about love and break ups. The songs on the new album is more uplifting and inspirational.” says keyboardist Odd-Børge.
On ‘Waiting For Daybreak’ Glenn Wikran also contributed to the songwriting. “I’m very pleased with the songs on the new album. The first one was written by Terje and Odd-Børge so I was very happy to take part in writing this one. I think we have all evolved and grown over the last few years, something you can hopefully hear in the music.” adds Glenn.
Outlasted had a lineup change in the fall of 2018. Andreas Jentoft replaced Rune Pedersen on drums and Lasse Ingebrigtsen replaced Aleksander Schjølberg on bass. Glenn Wikran (vocals), Odd-Børge Hansen (keys) and Terje Fløyli (guitars) remain from the original lineup.
One of the new breed of Scandinavian rock bands, Outlasted picks up the mantle of classic rock and wears it with distinction. A five-piece band based in Norway, Outlasted fuses the sound of the golden age of recording with the compelling songwriting of classic rock and brings both into the future with modern production techniques and stellar musicianship.

OUTLASTED Launch Second 2019 Single 'After All These Years'

MelodicRock Records is pleased to announce the return of OUTLASTED with their second new 2019 single ‘After All These Years’.
The video for the song has been launched today.
The band’s spokesman Terje Floyli had this to say about the new song and video:
“The video for ‘After All These Years’ was shot at an old abandoned power station located near the band's hometown Tromsø in the northern part of Norway. It’s the second single and video from the upcoming album ‘Waiting For Daybreak’ soon to be released on MRR. It was once again directed, filmed and edited by the very talented Michael Ludvigsen, who also made the videos for ‘Chains Of Destiny’ and ’Someone Like You’.”
“We were very happy with the ’Someone Like You’ video that Michael did for us back in 2014 and we wanted to work with him again on the videos for the new album” says lead singer Glenn. "Michael wanted to do a green screen video for ‘Chains Of Destiny' and a location video for ‘After All These Years’. That suited us very well and we loved the idea of making two different kind of videos” adds guitarist Terje.
The new album is titled ‘Waiting For Daybreak’ and is once again produced by guitarist Terje Fløyli before being handed over to the master of mastering, JK Northrup. Full album details will be announced next week.

One of the new breed of Scandinavian rock bands, Outlasted picks up the mantle of classic rock and wears it with distinction. A five-piece band based in Norway, Outlasted’s harmonic and melodic lineup comprises Glenn Wikran on vocals, Terje Fløyli on guitars, and Odd-Børge Hansen at the piano and keyboards. On the rhythmic side of its tracks are Aleksander Schjølberg holding down the bass, and drummer Rune Erling Pedersen who provides the percussive pyrotechnics of this exciting new ensemble that features great hooks, catchy choruses, and full background harmonies provided by all band members.





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