Neonfly

Mon
26
Oct

NEONFLY Launch New Video 'Highways To Nowhere'

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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NEONFLY - Brand new video for “Highways To Nowhere” released, European tour with Gamma Ray, plus added shows!!!

Mighty hard driving melodic metal rockers Neonfly are extremely excited to announce the release of their new single and video “Highways to Nowhere” on Monday October 19th! An instant favourite with crowds this summer on festival main stages across Europe, where Neonfly unveiled their new Aztec inspired stage set and show, which saw the band breathing fire on stage to the rhythm of their steely iron riffs, surrounded by awesome Aztec temple backdrops, risers, silk flame machines, and feathered Aztec warrior crowns.
 
The video captures the excitement of Neonfly’s thrilling performances and encapsulates where the band are today, musically and stylistically. A hugely entertaining combination of melody, metal, and dark intensity.
 

 
EXTRA SHOWS ANNOUNCED!
 
Neonfly have announced they are embarking on an 18 date European tour together with metal legends Gamma Ray in November and December 2015. Two extra German shows have now been added to their touring schedule: a headline show in Hamburg, and a show in Hanover supporting long-time friends and metal heroes, Freedom Call. 

Dates are as follows, all shows with Gamma Ray unless otherwise stated:

NOVEMBER
13 - Pamplona - Sala Totem (ES)
14 - Santiago de Compostela - Capitol (ES)
15 - Porto - Hard Club (PT)
17 - Lisboa - Paradise Garage (PT)
18 - Sevilla - Sala Custom (ES)
20 - Murcia - Sala Gamma (ES)
21 - Madrid - San Miguel (ES)
22 - Barcelona - Razz 1 (ES)
24 - Lyon - Ninkasi Kao (FR)
25 - Pratteln - Z7 (CH)
27 - Memmingen - Kaminwerk (DE)

DECEMBER
02 Hamburg Rock Café (DE) *Neonfly y headline show
03 Hanover Lux (DE) **Neonfly supporting g Freedom Call
04 - Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal (DE)
05 - Paris - Trabendo (FR)
06 - Vosselaar - Biebob (BE)
08 - London - O2 Academy Islington (UK)
09 - Tilburg - 013 (NL)
11 - Göteborg - Musikens Hus (SE)
12 - Stockholm - Klubben (SE)

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Fri
07
Aug

NEONFLY Hit The Road With GAMMA RAY & SERIOUS BLACK

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SPAIN, PORTUGAL, FRANCE, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS, ENGLAND and SWEDEN! Neonfly are extremely excited to announce that we will be hitting the road with the legendary GAMMA RAY and Serious Black.

The dates are as follows:

NOVEMBER...
13 - Pamplona - Totem (ES)
14 - Santiago De Compostela - Capitol (ES)
15 - Porto - Hard Club (PO)
17 - Lisboa - Paradis Garaje (PO)
18 - Sevilla - Custom (ES)
20 - Murcia - Gamma (ES)
21 - Madrid - San Miguel (ES)
22 - Barcelona - Razz 1 (ES)
24 - Lyon - Ninkasi Kao (FR)
25 - Pratteln - Z7 (CH)
27 - Memmingen - Kaminwerk (DE)

DECEMBER
04 - Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal (DE)
05 - Paris - Trabendo (FR)
06 - Vosselaar - Biebob (BE)
08 - London - O2 Academy Islington (UK)
09 - Tilburg - 013 (NE)
11 - Göteborg - Musikens Hus (SE)
12 - Stockholm - Klubben (SE)
 
Neonfly are a band of outsiders whose music straddles the gap between Rock and Metal, Neonfly's songs simply scream out for stadiums. They are an epic aural assault who know how to bring an audience off. They have already carved out a formidable live reputation following a slew of eyebrow-raising high profile support tours with the likes of Alice Cooper, Dragonforce, Magnum, Sonata Arctica, Freedom Call, H.E.A.T. and Pagan's Mind. This summer they unveiled a new theatrical eye-catching Aztec-inspired image and stage show on festival main stages across Europe; complete with fire-breathing, feather crowns and Aztec temple backdrops. The band is currently promoting their critically acclaimed second album “Strangers In Paradise” produced by Dennis Ward 'Strangers' is a 4K rated Kerrang album who's lead off single 'Better Angels' was described by Classic Rock Magazine as “sublime and immensely memorable”.
Neonfly, stadium metal for the masses and beyond!

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Tue
03
Mar

NEONFLY Launch New Video 'Better Angels'

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Brand new video for NEONFLY's ‘Better Angels’ single, shot on a Cyprus beach featuring Two Team GB Olympian gymnasts, unveiled.
 
‘‘Strangers In Paradise’ is so buoyed by steely self-belief and winningly infectious choruses, that you could imagine them beating the odds and taking slick songs like ‘Better Angels’ and ‘Heart Of The Sun’ to the huge venues they were clearly written for. KKKK” (Olly Thomas, Kerrang! December 12th 2014).
 
“It’s been three years since London’s Neonfly unleashed their fine debut ‘Outshine The Sun’ and the band have been no slouches in that time, racking up tours with the likes of Magnum and Dragonforce. The touring has raised their profile exponentially, to the point where their sophomore effort, ‘Strangers In Paradise’, is something I’ve been looking forward to, and it doesn’t disappoint. What I like about Neonfly is that they show a fair degree of dexterity on their songwriting, taking more from the worlds of hard rock and AOR than fantasy power metal Everytthing here is an improvement on their debut, from Willy Norton’s clear vocals to the songwriting itself, which is of the highest order. Opener ‘Whispered Dreams’ bristles with a hook you will never forget, while ‘Better Angels’ is a melodic hard rock attack that will win hearts the world over. 8/10” (Bruce Turnbull, Powerplay, December 2014)
 
“‘Better Angels’ is a sublime, immensely memorable slice of commercial power metal” (Classic Rock - Heavy Rotation - February 2015)
 
In the wake of rave reviews of their superlative new LP, ‘Strangers In Paradise’, hard driving melodic metal rockers Neonfly are releasing (album standout song) ‘Better Angels’, as a digital single, coupled with the exclusive b-side ‘Falling Star (Piano Version)’, [featuring the tinkling ivories of guest keyboard player Günter Werno from Vanden Plas], on Inner Wound Records on March 2nd, via all digital platforms.
 
Neonfly have today unveiled the video for ‘Better Angels’, shot on location in December 2014 on the beautiful coastline of South Western Cyprus, against the dramatic backdrop of the wreck of merchant vessel Edro III. Alongside the band, the video features the outstanding gymnastic talents of 2012’s Team GB Olympians Lynne Hutchison and Jade Faulkner, who were part of the Rhythmic Gymnast Team. The video showcases the stunning athleticism, grace, vivacity and poise of these awesome athletes, all subtly woven into the seascape narrative. Check it out at www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FumJoTCjGA
 
Neonfly, who comprise Willy Norton on vocals, Frederick Thunder on guitars, Andy Midgley on guitars, Paul Miller on bass and Boris Le Gal on drums, have already carved out a formidable live reputation following a slew of eyebrow-raising high profile support slots with the likes of Alice Cooper, Magnum, H.E.A.T, and Dragonforce. A band very much ‘on the up’, Neonfly are now poised to win over a whole host of new fans with the release of ‘Better Angels’, a “sublime, immensely memorable”, immediately hummable, stunning single.
 
 

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Tue
02
Dec

EPICA, DRAGONFORCE & NEONFLY Live In London

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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Ladies and gentlemen, today is a great day for Neonfly, our new album "Strangers In Paradise" is finally being released in Europe!

On top of that, we decided to throw in an extra date to celebrate, and we're ...really excited to let you know that we'll be opening for Dragonforce and Epica at The Forum in London on December 6th! DOORS HAVE BEEN MOVED TO 6:30 PM AND NEONFLY WILL BE ON AT 6:50PM, DON'T BE LATE!

Tickets can be purchased here:
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F004C91EA0AE94B

See you down the front!
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Wed
05
Nov

NEONFLY Release Official Lyric Video For 'Heart Of The Sun'

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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'Fresh from a sold out rampage across the UK with Dragonforce on their 'Maximum Overload' World Tour melodic metal rockers, NEONFLY, have released the Official Lyric Video to their epic track 'Heart Of The Sun' as a taster from their hotly anticipated second studio album 'Strangers In Paradise'.  This proggy epic utilises themes and artwork from the album proper courtesy of US artist Jorge 'Qetza' Garza who provided the Meso-American & Aztec visualisations that adorn the album cover.
 
The Official Lyric Video can be viewed here:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmiMP8zwyKs
 
'Strangers In Paradise', produced by Dennis Ward (Angra, Michael Kiske, Krokus, Pink Cream 69, Unisonic), is released in Europe on 28th Nov, the UK on December 1st and the US on December 2nd on Inner Wound Recordings.
 
To celebrate their new release, and to preview some of the new tracks, NEONFLY have lined up a launch party gig on November 20th at London’s 02 Islington Academy2 with support from long time friends, the excellent Night By Night, and young metal hopefuls Night Screamer.  With a line-up that channels a multiplicity of inspiration from AOR, Metal, Prog and Rock this is shaping up to be a fantastic night to remember.  NEONFLY are looking forward to rocking the UK capital and meeting and thanking some of their fans post-show.
 
Tickets including album pre-order bundles can be purchased here:
 http://neonfly.bigcartel.com/products

Tickets can be purchased here:
 http://www.o2academyislington.co.uk/event/71418/neonfly-strangers-in-paradise-album-launch-party-tickets
 
NEONFLY have already been confirmed for the main stage at the 2015 Masters Of Rock Festival in Vizovice, Czech Republic and have a raft of exciting new tour dates TBA.  Watch this space!

Check out their Facebook page for the latest news:
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Sun
28
Sep

NEONFLY Signs With Inner Wound For New Album

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Friday, November 28, 2014
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NEONFLY SIGNS WITH INNER WOUND RECORDINGS
 

Inner Wound Recordings

are proud to announce the signing of the melodic metal band Neonfly to the label. Their up-coming album "Strangers in Paradise" will be released on November 28th in Europe, December 1st in the UK and December 2nd in North America.

"Strangers In Paradise" is the work of a band who have patently grown in stature and now very much developed their own true musical and lyrical voice. Issues addressed include invasion, addiction, social injustice, political corruption, the end of innocence and emotional loss. The album artwork, inspired by Aztec / Mesoamerican culture, is courtesy of up and coming US artist Jorge "Qetza" Garza.

"Strangers in Paradise" was produced, mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward [Pink Cream 69, Unisonic, Angra, Primal Fear, Krokus].

Neonfly are currently on tour with Dragonforce on the UK leg of their "Maximum Overload" world tour. The UK tour runs through 18 cities, and almost all shows are sold out.

"Strangers in Paradise" track listing
01. Whispered Dreams
02. Highways To Nowhere
03. Better Angels
04. Rose In Bloom
05. Heart Of The Sun
06. Aztec Gold
07. Fierce Battalions
08. Sons Of Liberty
09. Chasing The Night
10. Falling Star

"Strangers in Paradise" can be pre-ordered at the Inner Wound Store: http://www.innerwound.bigcartel.com

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Fri
19
Sep

NEONFLY 'Strangers In Paradise' Second Album Released December 1

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Monday, December 1, 2014
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***Superlative 'Strangers In Paradise' Second Album Released December 1, Following Special Guest Slot On Entire Dragonforce Sept / Oct UK Tour***
 
Mighty new hard driving melodic metal rockers Neonfly are set to release their awesome, hotly anticipated second studio album 'Strangers In Paradise', produced by Dennis Ward (Angra, Michael Kiske, Krokus, Pink Cream 69, Unisonic), on December 1st on Inner Wound Records. 'Better Angels', a taster taken from the album, will be released as a download single a week prior, on November 24th.
 
Neonfly, a dynamic young band who have already won a slew of eyebrow-raising high profile support slots on tours with the likes of Alice Cooper, Magnum, H.E.A.T, Sonata Arctica, Pagan's Mind and Freedom Call, have now been confirmed as special guest act on Dragonforce's (mostly sold out) upcoming September / October UK tour:-
 
17th September          EDINBURGH Liquid Room
18th September          ABERDEEN Lemon Tree
19th September          GLASGOW King Tuts
23rd September          CARLISLE Brickyard
24th September          MIDDLESBROUGH Empire
25th September          MANCHESTER Deaf Institute
26th September          STOKE Sugarmill
27th September          BIRMINGHAM Template
30th September          BRIGHTON The Haunt
1st October                 SOUTHAMPTON Joiners
2nd October                PLYMOUTH The Hub
3rd October                BRIDGEND Hobo's
4th October                 BRISTOL Thekla
7th October                 LEEDS Brudenell
8th October                 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
9th October                 COLCHESTER Arts Centre
10th October               NORWICH Waterfront
11th October               LONDON Bush Hall
 
Neonfly, who comprise Willy Norton on vocals, Frederick Thunder on guitars, Patrick Harrington on guitars, Paul Miller on bass and Boris Le Gal on drums, won hordes of new fans over in the UK when they went down a storm on Magnum's Spring 2014 UK tour. Powerplay reviewed them at Nottingham's Rock City, the night after their van had been broken into and nearly all their gear, (worth about '10K), had been stolen; despite this, they soldiered on, having borrowed, begged or hired replacement kit earlier that day, and completed the tour. 'I can't remember when I last saw a support band enjoying themselves this much. Their jollity was catching too, and by the end of their set, they had won a lot of new friends' (Martin Howell, June 2104 issue). Classic Rock's Adam Aiken reviewed them at Norwich Waterfront in July's issue, noting 'Neonfly's heavy riffs are complemented by the soaring vocals of frontman Willy Norton. With nods to Evanescence and Rush, they grow in confidence throughout the set, and closer 'Morning Star' ' complete with pleasantly catcchy chorus ' provides the highlight, as this exciting five-piece shoow that a new generation is keeping prog alive and well.'
 
Neonfly released their explosive debut album 'Outshine The Sun', in September 2011 on Rising Records, to critical acclaim. Powerplay's Bruce Turnbull awarded the album 8/10 in the September 2011 issue, stating that 'This is an enjoyable, heartwarming album with a rather a cool, almost traditional edge in the guitar work, mid-paced percussion, and a slew of AOR melodies that keep songs like 'Broken Wings', 'The Enemy' and 'Ship With No Sails' catchy and memorable.'
 
Classic Rock's Tommy Udo reviewed 'Outshine The Sun' in October 2011's issue, proclaiming 'They're a young band still in thrall to their influences, but If they can write stuff as good as 'Ship With No Sails' and 'Morning Star' now, then when they develop a truer voice of their own they'll be pretty much unstoppable.'
 
The band then hit the road, first supporting Freedom Call and then Pagan's Mind in 2011, before progressing to major stages at 2012 festivals such as Masters Of Rock (CZ), Galapagai Roko Naktys Festival (LT), and Download in the UK, where they earned a nod of approval from no less than the Daily Mail; 'Other honourable mentions for Friday also have to go to Slash, still the coolest guy in rock, and London-based Neonfly who performed early on the acoustic stage.'
 
A full European tour as main support to Magnum in the Autumn of 2012 was followed by a UK tour in support of Finnish melodic metallers Sonata Arctica. Neonfly were invited back to the Masters Of Rock Festival in 2013, where they excelled in front of 10,000 baying punters, before returning to the UK to light up the Sophie Lancaster Stage at Bloodstock 2013. Neonfly's rapidly rising reputation as a force to be reckoned with in the live arena then won them an invitation to open for Alice Cooper on the German leg of his Raise The Dead Tour 2013.
 
Neonfly, who had been writing and honing new songs down constantly on the road over the previous three years, then began recording what was to become 'Strangers In Paradise', at Hofa Studios in Frankfurt, with Dennis Ward, who they had met and gelled with at Masters Of Rock 2012.
 
'Strangers In Paradise' is the work of a band who have patently grown in stature and now very much developed their own true musical and lyrical voice. Issues addressed include invasion, addiction, social injustice, political corruption, the end of innocence and emotional loss. The album artwork, inspired by Aztec / Mesoamerican culture, is courtesy of up and coming US artist Jorge 'Qetza' Garza.
 
Particular highlights among the ten expertly produced and perfectly performed compositions on 'Strangers In Paradise' include the soaring single 'Better Angels', the hard driving 'Highways To Nowhere', the melodious, proggy 'Heart Of The Sun', and the balladic album closer 'Falling Star'.

 
 
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