TERRY ILOUS Sets Up Pledge for Semi-Acoustic Solo Release

News from the desk of TERRY ILOUS:
"I am excited to announce that I'm currently in the studio working on a new semi-acoustic CD with some very special guests. I have teamed up with PledgeMusic which allows you to pre-order my new CD, along with very 'limited edition' merchandise, allowing me to create & promote the CD. With PledgeMusic i will be able to bring you the kind of quality recording I want to make along with limited merchandise, and behind the scenes glimpses you will not be able to find anywhere else ! Be a part of the experience and pre-order now!"

AOR Heaven June Releases Announced: WICKMAN ROAD & FEATHERSTONE

Friday, June 24, 2016
AOR HEAVEN will release the debut albums by Melodic Rock acts FEATHERSTONE, “Northern Rumble”, and WICKMAN ROAD, “After The Rain”, on June 24. Both bands are from Sweden.
Swedish melodic rock act FEATHERSTONE was founded by songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Rikard Quist in 2012. After writing for and playing with bands including Gypsy Rose, Don Patrol, Last Autumn´s Dream, White Wolf and Bangalore Choir for several years, he decided to focus his efforts on creating a masterpiece he could call his own.
Collaborating with friend and talented singer Lars Boden (Appearance), and with the addition of heavy drummer Niklas Osterlund (Headplate), Rikard found the melody and power needed and FEATHERSTONE quickly found its feet. More importantly it found its sound and, with the addition of British lyricist Jon Wilde (who Rikard had written with previously), the songs found their words.
The FEATHERSTONE album was written, recorded and produced by Rikard Quist in his own studio ”Eastern Palette Studio” in Gothenburg. Niklas and his thunderous drums were added thanks to the recording talents of Daniel Granstedt at Don Graniolo Sound Studio. The final mix and incredible mastering work was made by renowned and skilled engineer Martin Kronlund at JM Recording Studio.
The debut album ”Northern Rumble” from FEATHERSTONE contains 10 strong and timeless melodic rock songs filled with epic choruses, soaring melodies and ample overdriven power to keep you coming back again and again. It’s a musical journey from the 1970´s, the 1980´s, through the 1990´s right up until today.
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Wickman Road is a young Swedish Melodic Rock Band with origins from the small town Rydaholm.
Henrik, Carl and Robert had been playing music together for years, but it was not until Eric joined up as a singer in 2011 that they grew an ambition to start a band for real. The two pair of brothers wrote several songs during the early stage and struggled to realize their ambition. The missing piece was added when Simon joined the band in 2014 and Wickman Road was officially born.
With Simon as the drummer, the band was provided with the spark needed to start their journey towards the debut album. Inspired by the AOR genre they started to write music in the true spirit of Melodic Rock, with their own touch of modern sound.
In the fall of 2015, eleven songs were recorded with the helpful hand of Producer Ola af Trampe at Studio 165. The recordings were done with great enthusiasm and resulted in Wickman Road’s first album “After the Rain”. 
For Wickman Road this album really is about getting past the struggles of doubt and finding your own way. With lyrics inspired by the band members’ own journey, Wickman Road is here to make their mark in the world of music.
The album was mixed and mastered by Ola af Trampe at Studio 165, Växjö, Sweden.
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SEVENTH WONDER Extend Their Career in Signing with Frontiers

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the signing of Swedish progressive metal masters SEVENTH WONDER for a multi album deal!
Originally formed in Stockholm in 2000, the band debuted in 2005 with “Become”. The second album, “Waiting in the Wings” - and first to feature Tommy Karevik on vocals - followed in 2006. Two more successful records, the concept album “Mercy Falls”, and “The Great Escape”, followed before the band went on hiatus following singer Tommy Karevik being chosen to take Roy Kahn’s place in Kamelot

Seventh Wonder is now ready to start again and has plans to return with a live recording and a brand new album to kick things off.

Bass player Andreas Blomqvist states: “It has been too quiet in the Seventh Wonder camp for far too long – and FINALLY that is about to change! Many years have passed since we last put out a record but, finally the band is a fully functioning unit again, ready to create some great new music. As we were getting ready to get back on track we also needed somebody to partner with. Somebody who shared our vision for the band and saw our potential and was willing to commit to the band. We have found that somebody in Frontiers! We are thrilled to be on board with such a famous label with many of our favourite bands on their roster. You, the fans, have been more patient than anyone could ever deserve. We are equally proud and humbled by that and we promise to do our best, together with our new friends at Frontiers, to make up for the years of silence by going full speed ahead. And you know what? The new album is sounding great!”

Fans first taste of new music will see the light of day in the fall, with the new album expected to be released in the first half of 2017.

Seventh Wonder are:
Bass: Andreas Blomqvist
Guitar: Johan Liefvendahl
Vocals: Tommy Karevik
Keys: Andreas Söderin
Drums: Stefan Norgren



TRICK OR TREAT Climb Rabbit Hill July 8

Friday, July 8, 2016

Frontiers Music Srl is is pleased to announce the release of TRICK OR TREAT's new album 'Rabbit's Hill Pt. 2' on July 8th!

Originally formed in 2002 as a Helloween tribute band, TRICK OR TREAT soon became a popular live attraction in their home country of Italy. After recording their first demo of original material, they were signed by an independent Italian label, Valery Records. In 2006 they released their first full-length album, entitled 'Evil Needs Candy Too', to critical acclaim. The band then spent the following two years on the road playing over 100 gigs in Europe and the USA. The band released their second album, 'Tin Soldiers' in 2009.

Three years later, 2012 proved to be an important year for TRICK OR TREAT, firstly because singer Alessandro Conti was chosen by Luca Turilli's Rhapsody to be the lead singer on the album 'Ascending to Infinity' and secondly, the band released their concept album 'Rabbits' Hill Pt.1,' based on Richard Adams' novel 'Watership Down'.

Four years on, the second chapter, 'Rabbit's Hill Pt. 2' is now finally finished and comes with the news of the band signing a worldwide, multi-album deal with Frontiers Music Srl. The recording sessions for the new album have been the longest the band has ever taken part in and the work with producer Simone Mularoni (DGM) captured all the intricate details of their take on power metal. For this album, the band added huge orchestrations and epic choirs mixed to their usual signature power metal sound, in order to sonically reflect all the epic adventures told through the lyrics. The musical vibes range from acoustic and melodic parts to darker, heavy metal anthems.

Once again on this new album, TRICK OR TREAT had the honor to work with great international guest musicians and friends like Tony Kakko from Sonata Arctica, Sara Squadrani from Ancient Bards and, in the role of the evil general Woundwort, Tim Ripper Owens (ex-Judas Priest, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen).

Frontman Alessandro Conti on the new album and working with Frontiers Music SRL: 'After a long time spent on the production of the new album, we can finally confirm the official release date and the last guest singer. In addition to our friends Sara Squadrani and Tim Ripper Owens, we're so happy and proud to have our friend Tony Kakko on 'Rabbit's Hill Pt. 2' is an incredible honor for us! These guests did an amazing job, helping us to capture the perfect atmosphere of the concept taken from Richard Adam's novel "Watership Down.'

We are so happy about the final result of our new album and we are excited about the new partnership with Frontiers, one of the most important rock labels in the world! This is really a great moment for TRICK OR TREAT! So don't miss the new album!!'

TRICK OR TREAT are now finally ready to unleash their sonic attack on metal maniacs around the globe!

Track Listing:
1. Inle' (The Black Rabbit Of Death)
2. Together Again
3. Cloudrider; Efrafa
4. Never Say Goodbye
5. The Great Escape
6. They Must Die
7. Beware The Train
8. United
9. The Showdown
10. Last Breath

Alessandro Conti : Voice
Guido Benedetti : Guitars
Luca Venturelli : Guitars
Leone Villani Conti : Bass
Luca Setti : Drums

June 26 - S. Felice Rock Fest, S.Felice sul Panaro (MO)
July 16 - Music for Emergency Fest, Cenate Sotto (BG) w/Rage
August 20 - Isola Rock fest, Isola d/Scala (VR)
August 28 - Guiglia Rock Rxperiece, Guiglia (MO)
More shows TBA.

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MELODICROCKFEST Australia - Final Call For Tickets (May 13-14)

Here’s everything you need to know about the event.
This week is your LAST CHANCE to get tickets in advance. If you want to receive tickets in the mail before the event, please ORDER NOW!
Door sales will be open for all on both days from the start of each day for those that don’t have pre-ordered tickets.
There are limited VIP tickets available. The perks are numerous, but the best part is an exclusive acoustic ERIK GRONWALL performance and the chance to spend the weekend hanging with the bands in the VIP Green Room.
All artists appearing will be in attendance most of the weekend!
MERCH – there is an exclusive MRFAU Event Shirt that will be available in two different colours plus in Long Sleeve also.
All current and new MelodicRock Records titles will be available!
Titles include: July Reign (with Carsten Schulz); Constancia (Special Edition); Royal Mess (Special Edition); The Radio Sun (Special Edition); Serpentine Sky (Special Edition); Amboaje; Vindictiv (Special Edition); Room Experience; Xtasy; ShowBiz; Street Talk (3x re-issues) and more… the MRCD Compilations (Vol 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13)
AND the worldwide exclusive release of PJ Farley’s solo debut Boutique Sound Frames!
May 13 & 14, 2016
Elephant & Wheelbarrow, St. Kilda
Set Times:
Friday May 13:
VIP Ticket Holders – Soundcheck / Meet & Greet - 2.00pm
VIP Ticket Holders – Erik Gronwall (unplugged) - 3.00
3.30 - 5.00 (TBA)
The Radio Sun (unplugged) 5.00 - 5.30
Paul Laine (unplugged) 5.45 - 6.25
Black Majesty (unplugged) 6.40 - 7.20
Tonk 7.45 - 8.45
Vanishing Point 9.00 - 10.00
Sisters Doll 10.20 - 11.30
Saturday May 14:
Doors: 1.00
Teargas 2.00 - 2.30
Serpentine Sky 2.45 - 3.30
The Radio Sun 3.45 - 4.45
White Widdow 5.00 - 6.00
BB Steal 6.30 - 7.40
Erik Gronwall 8.00 - 9.00
Paul Laine 9.15 - 10.30
Eclipse 10.45 –
Tickets & Artist Information:
Friday May 13 - $35
Saturday May 14 - $65
2 Day Ticket - $89
VIP Weekend Pass $220 (100 only)
- VIP entry both days
- Exclusive Meet & Greet/Soundcheck with all artists Friday Afternoon
- Exclusive access to VIP/Artist Green Room Area during entire event
- VIP laminate
- Exclusive acoustic performance by Erik Gronwall!
(All prices include GST)



THE RADIO SUN Prepping Next Album for September 2016

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Australian melodic hard rock band The Radio Sun will release their third full length album in September 2016 on Melodic Rock Records & Anderstein Music (Japan).
Guitarist Stevie Janevski states enthusiastically "we're just about finished recording and we're excited to have our good friend Paul Laine (ex-Danger Danger) begin mixing next month". Some of the songs that are set to appear on the new album include: Switch Off The World Tonight, My Heart Is On Fire, Baby Blue & My Heroes Are Dying.
The Radio Sun will be appearing at MelodicRockFest Australia in May & at RocknSkull in Chicago, U.S.A. in October 2016.



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