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14
Nov

KING OF HEARTS New Album Preorder Now Open

Friday, November 22, 2019
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MelodicRock Records is thrilled to announce the first signing in the next phase of the label’s history. On November 22, MRR will bring the brand-new self-titled KING OF HEARTS album to fans of exquisitely produced and performed melodic rock.
MRR will handle the CD release for the world except for North & South America and Japan. The band will handle those territories via their own distribution.
 
The band recently released the first single from the all-new studio record, a masterpiece of mature AOR with performances only studio veterans of this calibre could deliver. The first single, “Don’t Wait,” is a poignant reminder to reach out to those we love today for tomorrow might be too late.
 
Today we launch the pre-orders for the album and also another full length preview track.
 
PRE-ORDER KING OF HEARTS - KING OF HEARTS (OUT NOV. 22) $15.00 + $5 SHIPPING WORLDWIDE
 
 
 
 
 
 
KING OF HEARTS is:
Lead Vocalist TOMMY FUNDERBURK
Founding Member and Lead Guitarist BRUCE GAITSCH
Producer/Engineer/Keyboardist CJ VANSTON
Bassist JOHN PATITUCCI
Drummer KEITH CARLOCK
 
 
“We were so excited about this new music and can’t wait to share it with everyone!” says King Of Hearts founding member Tommy Funderburk.  The group’s lead vocalist has good reason to be elated. King Of Hearts has recorded their fabulous new album at Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville and Tree House Studios in LA with a band comprised of a who’s who of writers and players and one of the most recorded voices in music.
 
“The sound of the record is “modern classic rock.”  Funderburk explains “If you mix the sound of the Eagles, Don Henley, Bruce Hornsby with Toto and Def Leppard with a splash of Keith Emerson and Coldplay, what would that sound like?” It sounds awesome! We started referring to it as Modern Classic Rock because of all the different elements and textures to the music we were creating.”
 
KING OF HEARTS ‘King Of Hearts’ will be released worldwide November 22.
 
Please enjoy a preview of the album with this EPK:
 
 
 
Thu
14
Nov

SEVEN SPIRES To Release 'Emerald Seas' February 14

Seven Spires is an American metal quartet who enjoy drawing from across the spectrum of metal and beyond to tell their tales of demons, death, love, and the peculiarities of the human condition. The band’s sophomore album, “Emerald Seas," is a highly emotional, dark, and theatrical epic, which will be released February 14, 2020 via Frontiers Music Srl. 
 
“‘Succumb’ was written in the heart of Boston while we were still attending Berklee,“ explains vocalist Adrienne Cowan. “As many of our songs do, it began as vocals and piano, and then we fleshed out the rest of the arrangement together. I suppose everyone has their own experiences and hopefully will interpret the lyrics to the song in their own way, but in the story of “Emerald Seas”, the main character has departed on their long journey and is indulging in memories of someone quite special instead of focusing on their quest. It's a bittersweet one... but aren't they all?
The band explains the influences behind the album, “Musically, “Emerald Seas” is influenced by our usual mix of melodic and extreme metal favorites and Hans Zimmer worship. We immersed ourselves deeply in 19th Century Romantic music and art while writing this record, and I like to think some traits from that era are present as a result. It's highly emotional; sweet and melodic at times, and quite dark and brutal at others, especially when dealing with themes like losing one's fear of death.”
The band, as with their debut, collaborated with Sascha Paeth (Avantasia, Kamelot, Epica, etc), who mixed and mastered the album. Incidentally, Adrienne Cowan was handpicked by Paeth to front his new band, Sascha Paeth’s Masters of Ceremony and she is also one of the touring vocalists for the hugely popular Avantasia.
“Touring with Avantasia and Sascha Paeth's Masters of Ceremony has mostly influenced my live singing and performance style,” explains Cowan. “It has been an incredibly inspiring experience to be a part of these groups where everyone is a long-standing master of their craft and of their artistic selves.” 
 
Seven Spires will tour extensively behind “Emerald Seas”. Tours with Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum and Amaranthe and Battle Beast, respectively, have already been announced. See below for dates. 
Seven Spires met while studying at the world renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, so we need not spend much time going on about their musical capabilities, but needless to say, the band’s musicianship is in keeping with the metal tradition of tirelessly working to be the best at your craft. Singer Adrienne Cowan is a true talent, with vocals ranging from the beautiful to the demonic, while her bandmates Jack Kosto (guitar), Peter de Reyna (bass), and Chris Dovas (drums) weave intricate musical tales to accompany the lyrical tales presented here. 
Following a successful crowdfunding campaign and self-release of their debut album “Solveig", Seven Spires performed extensively in the U.S. and Canada and at festivals such as MetalDays, 70,000 Tons of Metal, and ProgPower USA. 
Seven Spires continue Frontiers' tradition of identifying and signing the most promising young talents to ensure that the future of hard rock and metal music is in good hands. 
 
Tracklist:
1. Igne Defendit
2. Ghost Of A Dream
3. No Words Exchanged
4. Every Crest
5. Unmapped Darkness
6. Succumb
7. Drowner Of Worlds
8. Silvery Moon
9. Bury You
10. Fearless
11. With Love From The Other Side
12. The Trouble With Eternal Life
13. Emerald Seas Overture
 
Line-up:
Adrienne Cowan - Vocals + Keyboards
Jack Kosto - Guitar
Peter de Reyna - Bass
Chris Dovas - Drums
Mixed by: Sascha Paeth
Mastered by: Miro
 
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Wed
13
Nov

STORM FORCE Due January via Escape Music

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News from Escape Music:
 
Escape Music pleased to announce the the signing of Canadian band Storm Force
Storm Force is the explosive new band that fans of classic hard melodic rock have all been waiting for.
 
Led by Brighton Rock founder and fleet-fingered guitarist Greg Fraser and featuring one of today’s most powerful and versatile lead vocalists in Patrick Gagliardi, their debut record produced by Darius Szczepaniak combines colossal, crushing melodic rock with hook-laden ballads and massive choruses reminiscent of vintage Cinderella, balanced by classic rock sensibilities of acts like The Who and Van Halen.
 
The group hails from Niagara Falls, Canada and is rounded out by the blistering one-two punch rhythm section of drummer Brian Hamilton & bassist Mike Berardelli.
 
Storm Force’s ground-breaking new record is the result of a rich blend of rock influences spanning Triumph, Coney Hatch, Thin Lizzy, Foreigner, and so many more, and will be available on Escape Music worldwide January 2020
 
The album is being mastered by Alan Douches as we speak....more info to follow
 
Tue
12
Nov

LORDI - Shake The Baby Silent (2019) // Official Lyric Video // AFM Records

 
Lordi released first single-video “Shake The Baby Silent” from their new album “Killection” which will hit the streets 31st January 2020!
 
“Shake The Baby Silent” is a bone crusher song with a hint of industrial sound of the 90s with a simple catchy chorus that stuck in your brain
 
"Killection" is a fictional compilation album. It contains songs that LORDI would have written between the early 70's through the mid-90's
 
Just few weeks after the release of "Killection" LORDI will crawl out of their forests to hit the road on a Europe wide tour, see dates below
 
16.02.20 HU-Budapest – Barba Negra
18.02.20 SK-Bratislava – MMC
20.02.20 ITA-Bergamo – Druso
21.02.20 ITA-San Dona/Venice – Revolver
22.02.20 AUT-Klagenfurt – Stereo
23.02.20 AUT-Wien – Szene
27.02.20 F-Istres – L`usine
29.02.20 ES-Madrid – Shoko
01.03.20 ES-Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2
02.03.20 D.Toulouse – Le Bikini
03.03.20 F-Angers – La Chabada
05.03.20 F-Epinal – Souris Verte
06.03.20 F-Paris – La Machine de Moulin Rouge
07.03.20 NED-Sneek – Bolwerk
10.03.20 D-Muenchen – Backstage
12.03.20 D-Hamburg – Markthalle
13.03.20 D-Berlin – Kesselhaus
14.03.20 D-Leipzig – Hellraiser
15.03.20 D-Stuttgart – LKA
18.03.20 D-Aschaffenburg – Colos Saal
19.03.20 D-Nuernberg – Hirsch
20.03.20 D-Memmingen – Kaminwerk
21.03.20 D-Regensburg – Eventhalle Airport
22.03.20 CZ-Prague – Roxy
25.03.20 D-Koeln – Essigfabrik
26.03.20 CH-Pratteln – Z7
27.03.20 D-Heidelberg – Hallo 02
28.03.20 CH-Schaffhausen – Kammgarn
29.03.20 NED-Amstelveen – P 60
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Tue
12
Nov

TRIUMPH ‘Classics’ To Be Re-Released As Double LP, Pressed On 180 Gram Silver Vinyl

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ORIGINALLY RELEASED 30 YEARS AGO, TRIUMPH’s ‘CLASSICS’ CELEBRATED THE  LEGENDARY CANADIAN POWER TRIO’s GREATEST HITS
 
And now, on December 13th, 2019, Triumph’s 13-track ‘Classics’ will once again hit the racks (via Round Hill/Triumph Catalog), and all of the expected gems are included - “Lay It on the Line,” “Magic Power,” “A World of Fantasy,” “Fight the Good Fight,” and “Hold On.”
 
Also featured are two special live recordings that close the set - “Never Surrender” (live at the US Festival) and “Blinding Light Show/Moon Child (live at Sweden Rock).
 
The album will also be available for preorder via the link here: smarturl.it/TriumphClassics
 
“We are excited to showcase our career on the ‘Classics’ reissue,” says the band. “It’s a beautiful package and sounds awesome!”
 
Comprised of drummer/vocalist Gil Moore, bassist/keyboardist Mike Levine, and guitarist/vocalist Rik Emmett, Triumph formed in 1975 (hailing from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada). With their unique blend of progressive rock, heavy metal and soaring melodies, the band enjoyed a string of rock radio and MTV hits, in the process scoring a string of gold and platinum-certified albums and selling out arenas, thrilling fans with their award-winning live shows.
 
And in December, rock fans will be reminded once again about the power that Triumph possessed - deep in the grooves of ‘Classics.’
 
TRIUMPH: ‘CLASSICS’ TRACKLISTING:
Tears in the Rain
Lay It on the Line
I Live for the Weekend
Magic Power
Somebody’s Out There
Spellbound
A World of Fantasy
Follow Your Heart
Fight the Good Fight
Rock & Roll Machine
Hold On
Never Surrender (Live at the US Festival)
Blinding Light Show/Moon Child (Live at Sweden Rock)
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: triumphmusic.com
 
Mon
11
Nov

AIRRACE Call It Quits

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From the band's FB page:
 
Hi all,
It is with great sadness that we have decided to bring Airrace to an end. We have had an amazing time performing for you all and recording over the last few years, and we are all particularly proud of ‘Untold Stories.’ We feel the Airrace legacy is being left in a much happier place, and feel that we have made three cracking records that people will hopefully enjoy for a long time.
We are all unfortunately currently in a place where other priorities and commitments are not allowing us to put the time and energy needed into Airrace, but we are all still great friends and share a bond that will continue.
I would just like to thank you all for supporting us over the years, and a special mention to Frontiers Music for doing a great job on two of our releases.
We have decided to play one final show in London at some point next year, and we will still be performing at the Oxford O2 Academy on the 15th of November with our good friends in The Treatment. These will be the final two Airrace shows, so we’d love it if you could come down and help make these nights extra special.
Keep your eyes peeled for further information about the final London headline show.
Lots of love,
Laurie, Linda, Adam, Rocky, Dhani.
 

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