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Melodic Rock

Thu
20
Apr

BACK IN BUSINESS!

Computer Hell Day 13:
 
New motherboard installed.
Windows 10 fresh install (again...).
All drives reinstalled and set up.
Most of the programs I need installed.
 
297 emails left to reply to; news to post; stuff to announce...
And those damn USB3 orders to finalize. And the Jimmy Davis artwork files.
 
And....next week will see a LOT of catching up here.
 
There's been several MelodicRock Records releases and presales in the last month. Here's an update with links so you don't miss out on anything...
 
PREORDER JIMMY DAVIS (2x Releases):
 
 
ARTI TISI Archives Trilogy (Shipping Next Week):
 
 
SHOTGUN SYMPHONY 4 Disc Set (OUT NOW):
 
 
JOHNNY LIMA Double Reissue (OUT NOW):
 
 
BRYAN COLE - Sands Of Time (Back In Stock):
 

 

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Tue
29
Mar

New MR Ebay Auction

 
More CDs, rarities and out of print titles.....plus a stack more to be added. Only 25 listed, 200 to come.
 
BluRay, DVD, Rarities, CDs new and used and Out Of Print and some MR releases that I have 1 left of.... go check it out at: http://www.ebay.com/sch/rockwombat/m.html
 
 
Release Year: 
2015
 
Sun
27
Sep

MR Ebay Auction Underway

 
Second chance relistings and other titles added to my Ebay auction page right now, including some brand new sealed BluRay and DVD titles
 
BluRay, DVD, Rarities, CDs new and used and Out Of Print and some MR releases.... go check it out at: http://www.ebay.com/sch/rockwombat/m.html
 
 
Release Year: 
2015
 
Tue
08
Sep

MR Ebay Auction Continues

 
More CDs, rarities and out of print titles.....plus a stack of brand new sealed BluRay and DVD titles.
 
BluRay, DVD, Rarities, CDs new and used and Out Of Print and some MR releases that I have 1 left of.... go check it out at: http://www.ebay.com/sch/rockwombat/m.html
 
 
Release Year: 
2015
 
Mon
11
Aug

PLATENS - Out Of The World (Showcase) PRE-ORDER NOW!

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MelodicRock Records is excited to announce the extension of our working relationship with Violet Sun mastermind Dario Grillo with the signing to the label of his brand new album with melodic progressive rockers Platens.
Platens is a melodic rock project brainchild of Dario Grillo, the Italian multi-instrumentalist.
 
After 10 years from the Platens’ debut album, Dario is coming back with a brand new album titled “Out Of The World” and a renewed line up:  Dario Grillo – vocals, guitars, keyboards; Riccardo Barbiera – drums; Domiziano Mendolia – bass; Gabriels - Hammond & synth.
“Out Of The World” continues to showcase Dario’s impressive writing skills and knack of working melody and mood into the most complex musical arrangements.
 
The 11 track, 54 minute album features inspired vocals, top class production and mix, outstanding individual performances from all and some complex, yet easily accessible powerful hard rock music.
 
The album mixes elements of progressive and symphonic rock, AOR and  melodic rock and will be released by MelodicRock Records SEPTEMBER 8.
 
PRE-ORDER NOW! ALL ORDERS SHIPPED PRIOR TO RELEASE DATE.
 
 
 
 
 
Track listing (WITH AUDIO SAMPLES):
 
 
Full Track:
 

 
 
 
 
Dario was born in Palermo, Italy in 1979. He learned to play guitar at the age of 6 years studying classical guitar and music theory at "Vincenzo Bellini" conservatory in Palermo. During the high school years he formed, with his brothers Max and Alex, his first hard rock band called Dragon’s Breath. In 1997, Dario joined some great bands as Cherry BombzSqueezy Boyz and Empty Roads.
 
At the same time, he began to study singing, improving his skills thanks to some stages with Elizabeth Sabine [singing-master of Axl Rose, Dave Mustaine, Ron Keel etc.]. In 1998 he joined the well-known power metal band Thy Majestie as lead singer, adapting his voice to the heavier sound of the band.
The original and clear voice of Dario gave to the music of Thy Majestie a melodic feeling melted with the power of heavy metal.  After two albums ["The Lasting Power" and "Hastings 1066"] and one EP ["Echoes of War"], Dario left the band in October 2003 in order to dedicate all his energies to his new project Platens where he played all the instruments.
 
This new musical adventure saw the light of day on Frontiers Records whose president and A&R director, Serafino Perugino, heard the first demos and was enthusiast with what he heard. The debut album “Between Two Horizons” was released in 2004 and featured a driving melodic hard rock approach very close to the sound of such bands as Fair Warning, Terra Nova and Grand Illusion
Between 2005 and 2014 Dario has been very busy in his activity as producer, composer and songwriter. He worked with many Italian talented singers and musicians like Katia Miceli (X-Factor 2009 and winner of “Cantagiro 2008”, one of the most important Italian festival), Gianni Bella, Giuseppe Finocchiaro, Lorencè Brahem, Pio Fanale, Riccardo Favara and he took part to some international musical projects (Charming Grace, Caravellus).

At the same time he started the work on his new band called Violet Sun with his brother Alex on drum and the talented singer Alessandra Amata. Together they recorded and produced the debut album “Loneliness In Supremacy “was released in 2010 on Melodic Rock Records.
 
 
 

 

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Sat
28
Jun

WELCOME TO MELODICROCK.COM 2014 (UPDATED)

UPDATED:
 
I’d like to thank the majority for their vocal support for the major changes that have been undertaken here.
I’ve only heard of one “Melodicrock sucks now” thread on a message board someplace, perhaps there will be more!
 
But no matter what – there’s no going back. The old site was easy to read news in one place, but it has zero functionality. No search function, no search engine optimization, no social media interaction, no individual URLs. It really was a very very basic site.
The 2014 site has all of the above and more and I’ve already seen a good uptick in social media shares and follows.
 
I can understand some not liking change and not liking the fact you have to click on headlines to see news. I hope those people come around.
What I don’t and can’t understand is several that have said they cannot navigate around the site.
 
I really just don’t see why – if you don’t want to read the headlines on the frontpage – then click on the MENU links (pictured below) and see the ENTIRE list of added news/reviews/showcases etc…. all in one place, just like it was on the old site!
Please feel free to send in any questions, but do take some time to get to know the workings and layout of the site before you fire off a pissed off email.
 
Thanks,
Andrew.

 

 
 
Hi folks,
Welcome to MelodicRock 2014 – a website that is finally compliant with all the latest SEO and Social Media demands of the Internet in 2014 and beyond.
 
A few points to make!
 
- First of all – there is still work to be done here and there, little tweaks that many won’t notice and as the site is opened to a full audience, there might be a few other little issues that come to light. By all means, if you have a question or an issue to point out, please do so!
 
- The site is fully compliant with mobile devices and tablets and will automatically adjust to whatever platform being used at the time. However, there is some tweaking still needing to be done on the mobile platform, so watch for improvements there.
 
- At this point in time, there is both a sign in and register option for comments as well as full Facebook comment integration. If I find the two conflict with each other, I may be forced to choose one method over the other.
 
- Please feel free to comment anywhere on the site on any topic or post and please also share those articles you wish to do via the tool provided! Spreading the word helps the artist and the site.
 
- There are a few graphics below to help show a few of the site’s new features. If ever in doubt when looking for anything, use the search function or the main MENU links along the top of the site. On display within the frontpage are all the latest articles/posts, but using the MENU will uncover many MANY more topics/posts/reviews – listed in order of post date.
 
- There is a LOT more content to be added to the site. Over the weeks and months ahead I will start bringing in ALL old Reviews and Interviews from the Old Site – which is still linked from the frontpage (along with both message board systems and MRX etc…)
 
- The site has a mega-accurate search engine and full cataloguing capability, so once I get the chance to add more of the old content and interviews and reviews, you'll be able to search and find anything and everything that I've done over the past 16 years.
 
Thanks a million for your support and patience and I sincerely hope the wait will be worth it. Go check it out and can't wait to hear your feedback. Add it into the comments below!
 
PS. The site will always be evolving....plenty more to come...
 
Best Regards,
Andrew.
 
 
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