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20
May

CONSTANCIA Unveil 'Final Curtain' via MelodicRock Records July 10

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MelodicRock Records will release the brand new studio album from Swedish melodic hard rockers CONSTANCIA on July 10.
 
The powerhouse band was formed in 2007, as the brainchild of former Scudiero/Token keyboard player Mikael Rosengren. He had written a bunch of songs that he wanted to record. He got in touch with guitarist Janne Stark (Overdrive, Grand Design, Locomotive Breath etc) and asked him to lay down some guitars. Janne loved the songs and got more and more involved in the process, and the seeds of Constancia were sown.
 
Their new album is ‘Final Curtain’, which is the long awaited sequel to the first album ‘Lost And Gone’ (Frontiers/King Records, 2009).
MelodicRock Records is excited to launch a full track preview of the coming album, with the opening track Don’t Tread available below:
 

 
Once again, following the fantastic reception to the ROOM EXPERIENCE Special Edition, the CONSTANCIA’s ‘Final Curtain’ release will also be available direct from MRR as a Special Edition limited release – again featuring three exclusive bonus tracks!
 
Another July 10 release from MRR is set to be announced and then details of pre-orders will be made available.
 
CONSTANCIA is:
David Fremberg: vocals (Andromeda)
Janne Stark: guitar (Grand Design, Overdrive, Locomotive Breath)
Mikael Rosengren: keyboards (Token, Scudiero)
Linus Abrahamsson: bass (Andromeda)
TrumPeter Svensson: drums (Faith, Mercy, Locomotive Breath)
 
 
Press comments for the first album 'Lost And Gone' (Frontiers/King Records 2009):
 
Classic Rock - 8/10 - “Class like this doesn’t come along too often”
Powerplay - “Climb up a mountain, rip out a guitar solo and remember that bands like Constancia are here to make rock music fun again”.
Fireworks - “…”Lost and Gone” is up there with the best of them”
Festivalfoto - 5/5 - “This is Top 3 of 2009”
Rock realms - 85/100
Rock Hard - 8/10
Rock It - 8/10
Spark - 4,5/5
Aardshock - 80/100
Scream - 4/5
Heavy Magazine - 9/10
 
History:
 
It all started in 2007, as the brainchild of former Scudiero/Token keyboard player Mikael Rosengren. He had written a bunch of songs that he wanted to record. He got in touch with guitarist Janne Stark (Overdrive, Grand Design, Locomotive Breath etc) and asked him to lay down some guitars. Janne loved the songs and got more and more involved in the process, and the seeds of Constancia were sown.
 
They now felt it was time to get a full band together. Janne contacted drummer Peter “TrumPeter” Svensson (ex-Mercy, Faith), with whom he had worked in Overheat, Locomotive Breath and Mountain of Power. Mikael drafted Jaded Heart bassist Michael Mueller, and they tried out various vocalists before finding David Fremberg. David is also fronting progressive rockers Andromeda and had also worked with Janne on his first Mountain Of Power album. They overcame the vast geographical distances, with Mueller living in Germany, and the debut album “Lost And Gone” saw the light of day in July 2009. The producer, Fredrik Folkare (Unleashed, Token, Eclipse), was carefully selected after the band had received outstanding test mixes from great people like Beau Hill, Pontus Norgren and Pelle Saether. Fredrik was just right for the band’s “melogressive” metal (melodic, yet a bit aggressive and a touch progressive). The album received rave reviews in magazines like Classic Rock, Rock Hard, PowerPlay, Fireworks and Rock It.
 
The geographical distances however made it difficult for the band to get a good live situation going.
 
In 2013 the work process for the band’s second album started. Since Michael Mueller was busy with other musical projects the band had to find a new bass player. Janne, David and drummer Peter are from the same region, and they figured getting a bass player from that region would be a good idea. Why not someone they already knew? Enter Linus Brahamson, also a member of Andromeda. Instead of rushing out a new album, the band let the process take some time and the band spent 2013 and most part of 2014 working on the songs, recording and mixing. The way the song-writing process goes is: Mikael writes the basic structure of the song with some vocal and lyrical ideas, then sends it to Janne, who pitches in with some additional ideas, arrangements, melodies and lyrics. David then adds some of his vocal melodies. This time the production was also kept under the Constancia umbrella. Since David is working as a producer, why not let him do it? This was a very smart plan, since David already had a lot of great production ideas.
 
Final Curtain? Is this the end? No way! The title track is about the end of a life but also that there may be something new and exciting behind that final curtain. A lot of the lyrical themes on the album reflect things and thoughts of everyday life such as not being true to yourself, political hypocrisy, the birth of a child, long bus rides with people not of your choice, love and the fascination of fear.
 
CONSTANCIA ‘Final Curtain’ is released via MelodicRock Records on July 10.
 

 

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Release Year: 
2015
 
Fri
10
Apr

Cover Art & New Track From ROOM EXPERIENCE Debut Announced

 
MelodicRock Records has been bringing new and fresh talent to the fore for several years now and is proud to announce signing yet another high-class new artist to the label’s roster.
 
Please welcome ROOM EXPERIENCE to the MRR family.
 
For the first time, MelodicRock Records will be offering something special and exclusive for this release.
For those tired of those deluxe/special editions appearing months after the original release – this is for you!
 
Available exclusively via MelodicRock.com pre-orders will be a very limited ROOM EXPERIENCE Special Edition CD featuring exclusive bonus tracks and an exclusive variation on the regular release cover art.
 
Pre-orders will be available right here from Wednesday April 15.
 
ROOM EXPERIENCE’s self-titled debut is truly going to be an experience for fans of high-class European AOR and melodic rock!
This is perhaps the most star-studded MRR release yet.
 
The track listing and cover art for the regular edition is:
 
01. Shock Me
02. Tomorrow Came
03. Run To You
04. Queen Of Every Heart
05. Another Day Without You
06. One Way Out
07. The Only Truth
08. Not Time Yet For A Lullaby
09. Rainbow In The Rain
10. No Sign Of Summer
11. Only Goodnight
 
 
It is time to unveil the opening track from the album "Shock Me" - please check out below.
 
 
ROOM EXPERIENCE is:
 
David Readman (Pink Cream 69, Voodoo Circle) - Lead & Backing Vocals
Gianluca Firmo - Keyboards, Backing Vocals & Lead Vocals on "Only Goodnight"
Davide "Dave Rox" Barbieri (Wheels Of Fire, Charming Grace) - Keyboards, Acoustic & Electric Piano, Acoustic & Rhythm Guitars, Backing Vocals
Pierpaolo "Zorro11" Monti (Shining Line, Charming Grace, Lionville) - Drums & Percussion
Amos Monti (Shining Line, Charming Grace, Lionville) - Bass
Steve De Biasi (Gunshy, Charming Grace) - Guitars
 
But that’s not all… Making special guest appearances are:
 
Alessandro Del Vecchio (Revolution Saints, L.R.S, Three Lions, Shining Line) - Hammond on “Rainbow In The Rain"
Ivan Gonzalez (Secret, 91 Suite) - Guitars on "Another Day Without You", "No Sign of Summer" & "Tomorrow’s Came"
Sven Larsson (Street Talk, Fergie Frederiksen, Lionville, Charming Grace) - Guitars on "The Only Truth"
Stefano Zeni (Wheels Of Fire, Charming Grace) - Guitars on "Queen Of Every Heart"
Boris Matakovic (Human Zoo, Charming Grace) - Sax on "Tomorrows Came"
Elena Aurë (Charming Grace) - Backing Vocals on "Rainbow in the Rain" & "Tomorrows Came"
 
ROOM EXPERIENCE will release their debut album “Room Experience” via MelodicRock Records/Cargo Distribution on May 22.
 
For those fans of Lionville, Shining Line, David Readman (solo), Charming Grace and Street Talk comes the debut AOR masterpiece ROOM EXPERIENCE!
 
Check out a full track from the album: “Tomorrow Came”
 

 
On May 22 Room Experience will be finally released worldwide through Melodic Rock Records, with artwork and graphics provided by Antonella Astori (Charming Grace).
The key is in the hole and turning... the doors are about to unlock: are you ready for the "Room Experience"?
 
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Tue
31
Mar

ROOM EXPERIENCE Debut Out on MelodicRock Records May 22

 
MelodicRock Records has been bringing new and fresh talent to the fore for several years now and is proud to announce signing yet another high-class new artist to the label’s roster.
 
Please welcome ROOM EXPERIENCE to the MRR family.
 
ROOM EXPERIENCE’s self-titled debut is truly going to be an experience for fans of high-class European AOR and melodic rock!
This is perhaps the most star-studded MRR release yet.
 
ROOM EXPERIENCE is:
 
David Readman (Pink Cream 69, Voodoo Circle) - Lead & Backing Vocals
Gianluca Firmo - Keyboards, Backing Vocals & Lead Vocals on "Only Goodnight"
Davide "Dave Rox" Barbieri (Wheels Of Fire, Charming Grace) - Keyboards, Acoustic & Electric Piano, Acoustic & Rhythm Guitars, Backing Vocals
Pierpaolo "Zorro11" Monti (Shining Line, Charming Grace, Lionville) - Drums & Percussion
Amos Monti (Shining Line, Charming Grace, Lionville) - Bass
Steve De Biasi (Gunshy, Charming Grace) - Guitars
 
But that’s not all… Making special guest appearances are:
 
Alessandro Del Vecchio (Revolution Saints, L.R.S, Three Lions, Shining Line) - Hammond on “Rainbow In The Rain"
Ivan Gonzalez (Secret, 91 Suite) - Guitars on "Another Day Without You", "No Sign of Summer" & "Tomorrow’s Came"
Sven Larsson (Street Talk, Fergie Frederiksen, Lionville, Charming Grace) - Guitars on "The Only Truth"
Stefano Zeni (Wheels Of Fire, Charming Grace) - Guitars on "Queen Of Every Heart"
Boris Matakovic (Human Zoo, Charming Grace) - Sax on "Tomorrows Came"
Elena Aurë (Charming Grace) - Backing Vocals on "Rainbow in the Rain" & "Tomorrows Came"
 
ROOM EXPERIENCE will release their debut album “Room Experience” via MelodicRock Records/Cargo Distribution on May 22.
 
For the first time, MelodicRock Records will be offering something special and exclusive for this release.
For those tired of those deluxe/special editions appearing months after the original release – this is for you!
 
Available exclusively via MelodicRock.com pre-orders will be a very limited ROOM EXPERIENCE Special Edition CD featuring exclusive bonus tracks and an exclusive variation on the regular release cover art.
Pre-orders will be available right here very soon.
 
For those fans of Lionville, Shining Line, David Readman (solo), Charming Grace and Street Talk comes the debut AOR masterpiece ROOM EXPERIENCE!
 
Time right now to check out a full track from the album: “Tomorrow Came”
 

 
History:
 
Born in Brescia in the early seventies, Italian keyboard-player and songwriter Gianluca Firmo begun to develop his love for melodic rock music during the eighties, following chart-breakers like Bon Jovi, Europe, Bryan Adams and many others.
 
It didn't take too long before Gianluca felt the need to lay his hands on his keyboard and start writing some original music, spending entire days and nights inside his room to try to capture the magic coming from the legendary melodies present in the albums of his personal idols in music.
 
After more than two decades of passionate love for the melodic rock world and way more than 100 songs written, he decided that it was time to collect some of them in a professional recording, an idea that took place in late 2013 when he approached Davide "Dave Rox" Barbieri (Wheels Of Fire, Charming Grace) and Pierpaolo "Zorro11" Monti (Shining Line, Charming Grace, Lionville) asking them to produce his debut album.
 
The synergy was immediately strong from the first meeting, so in January of 2014 they started arranging the first songs of what would have become an international high-profile melodic rock project, named "Room Experience" to pay tribute to the endless hours that Gianluca spent at home, writing all those tunes.
 
With a songwriting spectrum able to cover a wide range of melodic rock styles and influences coming from classic AOR to more up-to-date melodic hard-rock, a powerhouse and versatile vocalist was needed. Extraordinary British singer David Readman (Pink Cream 69, Solo, Voodoo Circle) was officially approached to perform all the songs of the project, introduced to the trio by a common friend: the international star producer Alessandro Del Vecchio (Revolution Saints, Hardline, Edge Of Forever, Shining Line).
 
With a production team ready to work and a superstar singer waiting to give his best in every single song of the album, a line-up of skilled musicians was needed in order to carry songs to completion, so guitar player Steve De Biasi (Gunshy, Charming Grace) and bass player Amos Monti (Shining Line, Charming Grace, Lionville) were recruited to build a solid instrumental backbone, which was completed by a huge list of talented artists that joined them in the making of Room Experience: Iván González (Secret, 91 Suite), Sven Larsson (Street Talk, Fergie Frederiksen, Charming Grace), Stefano Zeni (Wheels Of Fire), Boris Matakovic (Human Zoo), Andrea Gipponi (Enrico Ruggeri), Aurë (Charming Grace), Minna Ora (The Electric Lady) & Nicoletta Tona.
 
In December 2014 recording sessions ended and Alessandro Del Vecchio gave his final magic touch to the album in his Ivorytears Music Studio in Somma Lombardo (Va, Italy), taking care of mixing and mastering to deliver a bombastic melodic rock release ready to reach for the passion of all the fans of the genre, all over the world.
 
On May 22 Room Experience will be finally released worldwide through Melodic Rock Records, with artwork and graphics provided by Antonella Astori (Charming Grace).
The key is in the hole and turning... the doors are about to unlock: are you ready for the "Room Experience"?
 
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Mon
09
Mar

SUPPORT MELODICROCK.COM AND MELODICROCK RECORDS

I’m proud to continue running MelodicRock.com and bringing fans of great music all the news possible on their favourite new and old artists. I've been at this an unbelievable 18+ years now.
 
It’s been a big year already and I have about 50 album reviews demanding to be written, so stand by.
I haven’t forgotten about the 2014 MelRock Awards either and will post those ASAP!
 
This is probably the toughest business to be in anywhere in the world right now  and artists and business across the spectrum continue to have to fight to stay alive.
 
I have no intention of going anywhere, but to run MelodicRock.com on a full time basis in this day and age does depend on the support of readers, so from time to time I do like to remind folks of the many ways they can support this site and the scene in general:
 
- If you feel inclined to offer a donation of any size, those are always hugely appreciated and go a long way. You can donate via Paypal link below.
 

 
- Head on over to www.melodicrockdirect.com and grab any one of the MelodicRock Records releases and take advantage of several discount deals running currently.
 
 
- Preorder any one of the new MRR titles out this month!
 
 
- Join the MelodicRock Xtra Members Area for some cool offers, exclusives and downloads.
 

 
 
 
Many thanks for reading and to those that always support the MRR pre-orders and have donated in the past.
 
Lots still to come – including two incredible albums from MRR in May!
 
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Mon
02
Mar

EMPIRES OF EDEN - Architect Of Hope (Showcase)

Architect of Hope
Produced By: 
Stu Marshall
Running Time: 
45.39
Release Date: 
March 9
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Melodic Metal
 
MelodicRock Records is going full metal for this special release from Aussie melodic metal project EMPIRES OF EDEN.
 
Their new album Architect Of Hope is a raging slab of relentless riffing and high-octane metal, all delivered with style, class and plenty of melodies.
 
Features Deluxe 18 Page Booklet! OUT NOW!!
 
This album OUT NOW available via MelodicRock.com and MelodicRock Direct.
 
 
 
EMPIRES OF EDEN
"Architect Of Hope"
OUT NOW!
$15 + $5 shipping (airmail worldwide)
 
 

 

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From Avantasia to Ayreon and beyond, collaborations in metal typically prove to be more than the sum of their parts. This has been never been more true than in the case of Empires of Eden, a melodic metal project originating from Sydney, Australia and spanning the entire globe in its unprecedented scope.
 
Masterminded by former Dungeon and current Death Dealer guitarist/Producer Stu Marshall, Empires of Eden is characterized by a massive power metal sound, 30-piece orchestral score, and guest performances from some of the most celebrated musicians in the industry. Proving that neither oceans nor national boundaries are capable of stopping this explosive onslaught, Marshall has enlisted the participation of artists from all corners of the globe to assemble an army of veteran talent like no other.
 
2015 will bring us to “Architect of Hope”. The fourth album delivering nine head pounding tracks and featuring heavy Metal Legend, Ralf Scheepers (Primal fear).
 
Raising the standard yet again, Marshall has enlisted world wrecking stars like Rick Altzi (Masterplan), Mike Dimeo (Riot / Masterplan) and Jeff Martin (Racer X) just to highlight four of the amazing nine deep cast.
 
 
The 2012 release “Channelling the Infinite” raised the bar across the board in several categories of metal: symphonic, collaborative, progressive, melodic and generally ground breaking. The album received consistent scoring 9/10 or higher in reviews worldwide. In addition to Marshall's uncompromising compositional skills and technical guitar wizardry, the album was reinforced by vocalists who have earned their place in history, such as UDO Dirkschneider (Accept), Mike Dimeo (Riot / Masterplan) and Steve Grimmett (Grim Reaper / Lionsheart) to name just a few.
 
Compared to other collaborative projects of this kind, Empires of Eden is unique in the extent to which the guest vocalists are involved with the writing of the songs themselves. According to Marshall, although he tailors the instrumental backing to each singer's individual style and preferred range, "They are completely at liberty to write any lyrics they want, and they pen the vocal melodies themselves, too." Having so much artistic freedom not only increases the vocalists' enthusiasm for the project, but also enables them to deliver their best possible performances, unbounded by the usual constraints of the 'guest musician' format.
 
With lush, picturesque orchestral arrangements, bone-crushing riffs, kaleidoscopic soloing and spectacular vocal performances, Empires of Eden has developed a trademark sound that redefines the concept of epic.
 

 

 

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Tue
10
Feb

TERRA NOVA - Reinvent Yourself (Showcase)

Artist: 
Reinvent Yourself
Produced By: 
Fred Hendrix
Running Time: 
42.54
Release Date: 
March 23
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
AOR
 
MelodicRock Records is very excited to announce another great addition to our roster of releases.
 
Dutch melodic rock/AOR band TERRA NOVA are set to deliver their pomptastic new album 'Reinvent Yourself' on March 23.
 
TERRA NOVA
"Reinvent Yourself"
OUT NOW!
$15 + $5 shipping (airmail worldwide)
 
 
 

 

Buy 2 or more and pay just $5 shipping!

 

 
 
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Reinvent Yourself is the 6th studio album of the Dutch band Terra Nova. In 1996 their highly acclaimed debut album Livin´ It Up was launched. After that the albums Break Away in 1997 and Make My Day in 1999 followed.
 
After the first three albums the band had to split up due to a conflict with their Dutch record company.
Fred, Ron and Gesuino continued under the name Aquila and released two albums: Say Yeah 2001 and Man With A Mission 2004.
 
In 2004 the band was free from their contractual obligations towards their Dutch record company and signed a record deal with Frontiers Records.
 
The first album after their break was Escape released 2005 followed by the album Come Alive 2010.
 
In 2007 Fred, Ron, Gesuino and two woman: Esther Brouns and Anita Craenmehr got together as Two Of A Kind and released a superb album Two Of A Kind.
 
End of 2013 the Reinvent Yourself album was written by Fred and recorded and mixed during 2014. During 2014 the band and their record label Frontiers had different views on which direction the album should take. This resulted in Terra Nova moving on with their album without a record company.
 
In 2015 Terra Nova was signed by Melodic Rock Records for the world and King Records for Japan.
 
The album Reinvent Yourself is about trying to improve yourself over and over again. It´s a process of finding a better version of yourself. Trying to take it to the highest level.
 
 
 

 

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Fri
06
Feb

TERRA NOVA 'Reinvent Yourself' On MelodicRock Records March 23

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MelodicRock Records is very excited to announce another great addition to our roster of releases.
 
Dutch melodic rock/AOR band TERRA NOVA are set to deliver their pomptastic new album 'Reinvent Yourself' on March 23.
 
Pre-orders will be available Monday along with the other two new label signings TONK and EMPIRES OF EDEN.
 
Right now, please check out 3 tracks from 'Reinvent Yourself', showcasing the band's instantly likable unique AOR style.
 
 
 
Reinvent Yourself is the 6th studio album of the Dutch band Terra Nova. In 1996 their highly acclaimed debut album Livin´ It Up was launched. After that the albums Break Away in 1997 and Make My Day in 1999 followed.
 
After the first three albums the band had to split up due to a conflict with their Dutch record company.
Fred, Ron and Gesuino continued under the name Aquila and released two albums: Say Yeah 2001 and Man With A Mission 2004.
 
In 2004 the band was free from their contractual obligations towards their Dutch record company and signed a record deal with Frontiers Records.
 
The first album after their break was Escape released 2005 followed by the album Come Alive 2010.
 
In 2007 Fred, Ron, Gesuino and two woman: Esther Brouns and Anita Craenmehr got together as Two Of A Kind and released a superb album Two Of A Kind.
 
End of 2013 the Reinvent Yourself album was written by Fred and recorded and mixed during 2014. During 2014 the band and their record label Frontiers had different views on which direction the album should take. This resulted in Terra Nova moving on with their album without a record company.
 
In 2015 Terra Nova was signed by Melodic Rock Records for the world and King Records for Japan.
 
The album Reinvent Yourself is about trying to improve yourself over and over again. It´s a process of finding a better version of yourself . Trying to take it to the highest level.
 
 

 

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Sat
31
Jan

MelodicRock Records Signs Aussie Rockers TONK

Artist: 
TONK "Ruby Voodoo" is set for release on MelodicRock Records MARCH 9. Stay tuned for soundbytes and pre-order links.
 
Please welcome Aussie hard rockers TONK to the MelodicRock Records family. 

TONK have recorded a fantastic old-school hard rock record with famed producer Nick Didier (Velvet Revolver, Stone Temple Pilots, RATM, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen). It sounds authentic, because it is authentic!
 
Check out 2 preview tracks right now: www.melodicrock.com/audio/MRR%20-%20Mystery%20Signing.mp3

 
TONK hail from Canberra Australia. And like the Aussie legends before them, this hard-rock quintet just want to have a great time delivering their own brand of hard gritty tunes... 
Screaming vocals, ripping guitars and bombastic drums leave nothing left for the faint hearted.



You'll love the experience of course, whether it's your first time or you are a longstanding Tonkist, wherever you come across them, when Jinks, Steve, Ben, Matt and Mikey get in a room together, hard rockin' sparks fly!!!

The music of Tonk may be of the classic ilk, but its unapologetic affection for old-school rock makes it infectious.


Tonk's debut album, Sister Switchblade was released on November 2007 to worldwide critical acclaim,

scoring the band world-wide radio airplay, a distribution deal with Modern Music/SONY BMG, a US licensing deal (Undercover Tracks), 

TV syncs and countless articles in local and international online and print media.



In September 2012, Tonk were invited and accepted to be included on a French Aussie compilation CD 'Rock Des Antipodes' by French label Bad Reputation.

Coming in at track 5, alongside the likes of Baby Animals, Jet, The Vines, Airbourne, Masters Apprentices, Dallas Crane and others.

Tonk were also involved in an international furore when it was found that FOX networks 'How I Met Your Mother' 

TV series had recorded and used their song 'Golden Girl' without permission on two separate occasions prompting the band to pursue remuneration and correction of the aired broadcast sheets. 


www.abc.net.au/news/2012-03-15/how-fox-stole-our-song2c-aussie-band-tells/3892612
 
Tonk have toured and played alongside: Airbourne, Helmet (USA), The Screaming Jets, Jimmy Barnes, The Casanovas, Shihad, The Poor, Grinspoon, The Angels, Gyroscope, MM9, Karnivool, COG, Sunset Riot, Dead Letter Circus, The Butterfly Effect, Mammal, Full Scale, Hell City Glamours, The Red Coats, INK, King of the North and Karnivool to name drop a few.
 
In October 2014 we headed up to Studios 301 in Byron Bay to record our 2nd album "Ruby Voodoo" with the honourable Nick Didia (Velvet Revolver, Stone Temple Pilots, RATM, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, etc).

Much like our rock forefathers before us, we tracked the album live using little digital trickery (no click track or auto-tune, etc) adding vocals and guitar noodlery afterwards.

The album is slated for release March 9, 2015... And we can't wait for it to land! 
 
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Wed
21
Jan

MelodicRock Records - NEW SIGNING - Mystery Track

 
 
 
It's been a while since we ran a Mystery Track download, so here goes.
 
This download is 2 minutes each of 2 tracks from this upcoming album that will be released via MRR.
 
Full details later this week, but for now....
 
 
 
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Fri
05
Sep

HOUSE OF SHAKIRA Release Limited Edition Live EP

information persons: 
section name: 
SOUNDBYTES
House of Shakira and MelodicRock Records are releasing a very Limited Edition EP from the band - "Paid To Play Live" on September 19.
 
STRICTLY LIMITED TO 200 UNITS - FIRST IN FIRST SERVED. JUST 25 LEFT!!
 
 
 
The 9 track extended EP, or "Official Bootleg" was Recorded live at the “Pay To Play” album release party at O-baren, Stockholm, Sweden, September 23, 2013.
 
The 7 track set is included in full on the EP. It was pro-recorded and features the songs:
 
1 Bending The Law
2 Pay To Play
3 When The Cat’s Away
4 All You Want
5 Give Me More
6 Dopamine Junkie
7 Draw The Line
 
In addition, there were two additional songs not included on the "Pay To Play" album, which are now included here as bonus tracks:
 
8 Shell Shock*
9 Financial Times*
 
SOUNDBYTES AVAILABLE BELOW.
 
You can pre-order the EP now via the PayPal link below. The EP is $10 + $5 shipping worldwide. Just like all regular MRR releases, the EP comes with full artwork, jewelcase and is shrink wrapped. Because of the low pressing number, the disc is a pro-duplicated CDR w/full color disc art.
 
The EP will be launched at MelodicRockFest 4 in Chicago, where House Of Shakira are scheduled to play on Saturday October 4. Tickets at: www.melodicrockfest.com
 
BUT! A limited number (100) are available for pre-order now and will be shipped out by September 19. FIRST IN - FIRST SERVED AND ONCE SOLD OUT - GONE FOREVER!
 

 
If you haven't yet purchased the band's awesome Pay To Play CD, you can tie that in with the EP and get a special package price of $23 + $5 shipping! See PayPal link below for that deal:
 
 
 
House Of Shakira is:
 
Andreas Novak Lead vocals
Mats Hallstensson Guitar & vocals
Anders Lundström Guitar
Basse Blyberg Bass & vocals
Martin Larsson Drums
 
Booklet and Cover artwork by Russin
Photos by Thorleif Robertsson
Recorded live by Andreas Baumann
Produced, Mixed and Mastered by: Mats Hallstensson @ Room of Doom Studio (www.roomofdoom.nu)
 
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Mon
25
Aug

MelodicRock Records Announces New Signing XTASY

Artist: 
 
 
 
MelodicRock Records is excited to unveil yet another great new talent from the melodic rock friendly territory of Spain!
 
The female fronted melodic rock band Xtasy will release their debut album “Revolution” via MRR worldwide (CD and digital) on October 20. 
 
Xtasy was born in 2011 as a Studio Project between Jorge (guitar) and Silvia (vocals). Both started to work together on several songs which were recorded between Dec 2011 and Dec 2013 in R81 Studios in Noain-Pamplona.
 
Some additional friends participated in the recording sessions as guests:
Jon Huarte (Dreamwalker) and Josu Alzu (Six Miles Wide) on drums; Manolo Arias (Atlas, Niágara), Robert Rodrigo (Airless), Willy Gascón (Steelhorse), David Morales (Zinc), Roberto Martínez (Blackbeltz, Taxikarlo) and Ángel García (Meridiam) as lead guitar.
 
In late December of 2013 Xtasy becomes a real band, leaving the studio project behind. The band is rounded out with Ángel (guitar), David (bass), Tutumba (drums) and Jakin (keyboards).
 
During January and February of 2014 the songs of their forthcoming album are mixed and mastered in Stockholm by Erik Martensson (W.E.T, Eclipse) at “Blowout Studios”.
 
Track listing: 01. Stronger 02. Revolution 03. Million Miles Away 04. All For One 05. Scream 06. It Is You 07. Rebel Rider 08. Many Years 09. Rocking The World 10. Bye Bye
 
You can preview two full tracks from the album now!
 
The video for the lead single “Stronger” and a Soundcloud stream of the album cut “All For One”:
 

 
 
 
PRE-ORDERS & MORE AUDIO SAMPLES AVAILABLE SOON!
 
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Wed
13
Aug

PLATENS Stream Cover of Robert Tepper Classic

Artist: 
Italian rockers PLATENS will release their new studio album Out Of The World via MelodicRock Records on September 8.
 
Pre-orders are open and all orders will be shipped out earlier - by the end of this month.
 
To celebrate, one of the tracks from the new album is being streamed now - a cover of the Robert Tepper AOR classic No Easy Way Out.
 
 
 

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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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Wed
30
Jul

SECRET - The End Of The Road (Showcase) OUT NOW!

Artist: 
The End Of The Road
Produced By: 
Secret
Running Time: 
56
Release Date: 
July 18
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Melodic Rock
 
OUT NOW!
 
 
MelodicRock Records is very excited to announce the signing of Spanish melodic rock group Secret for the worldwide release of their debut album The End Of The World.
 

ORDER NOW!

 
Secret is a new Melodic Rock project born in Murcia (Spain) in 2012. The line-up comprises of vocalist Jesus Espin (ex-91 Suite)(vocals and backing vocals) and guitarist Ivan Gonzalez (also ex-91 Suite)(guitars, bass, drums and keyboards).
 
 
After a period of musical inactivity, and given the friendship between them, the pair decided to once again join forces with the idea of just to have "a good time making music they like". From there the pair wrote a number of new songs and the idea formed to complete an album. Finally, the project is realized under the name of Secret and the album titled The End Of The Road.
 
The pair had this to say about the debut album and their new deal: "We are pleased to announce the signing of a contract with MRR (MelodicRock Records) for the release of our first album called The End Of The Road. The album is a mixture of all of the influences that we had through all these years of listening to music. You will find classic hard rock, AOR, country, soul... It's been a long and hard road to walk through but we are really proud of it. And we would love to know what you think of it too. See you soon!"
 
 
ORDER NOW!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mon
21
Jul

SOUND OF ETERNITY - Visions & Dreams (Showcase) NEW VIDEO!

 

Brand New Video Relesed! "Broken Heart"

 

 

 

IN STOCK AND SHIPPING NOW!

Visions & Dreams, the debut album from Spanish melodic hard rock band Sound Of Eternity, to be released via MelodicRock Records.

 

xx



Sound of Eternity is a female fronted melodic rock band formed in San Pedro Sula, Honduras in 2013 by Jean Funes (Guitars) and Beatriz Aranda, the lead vocals from Cordoba, Spain. Its background comes from the band "Codigo Eterno", which makes melodic rock in Spanish since 2004, and was formed by guitarist Jean Funes. The debut album "Visions & Dreams" is filled with passionate songs inspired by melodic rock acts like Def leppard, White Heart and Petra, also modern rock bands like Skillet, Anberlin and Fireflight.

It was mixed and mastered by Erik Martensson (W.E.T., Eclipse, Jimi Jamison), who plays bass and keyboards on the album. Also with Andreas Passmark (Narnia, Rob Rock, Work of Art) on bass, as a guest studio musician. The cover artwork is made by Carl Andre Beckston (Monowasp) and booklet design by Nello Dell'Omo from Art For Music.

Sound Of Eternity is: Beatriz Aranda – Vocals and BGV, acoustic Guitars; Jean Funes – Electric Guitars; Rui Prado – Drums / Guest Studio Musicians: Erik Martensson – Bass, Keyboards, Background Vocals; Andreas Passmark – Bass.

 

 

 

 

 

The track listing (with samples) for Visions & Dreams is:

01) Visions & Dreams 

02) Call To Action 

03) Running To You 

04) Broken Heart 

05) Reason To Live 

06) Alpha & Omega

07) My Saviour 

08) Eternal Love 

09) Forever 

10) Universe.



Making its worldwide debut this week was the stream of the track Call To Action.

 

 
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Sun
06
Jul

AIRLESS - BEST OF & RARITIES (Showcase Special Deal!)

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VERY SPECIAL DEAL!

LIMITED NUMBERS - SUPER DISCOUNT PRICE!

2CD SET "Best Of & Rarities"

$12.00 + FREE SHIPPING!!

 

 

Spanish progressive melodic rockers Airless have signed to MelodicRock Records for the physical CD release of their upcoming anniversary release Best Of + Rarities 1999 – 2014 – a 2CD set put together to celebrate the band’s 15th Anniversary.

The CD was limited to 500 units only and is AVAILABLE NOW. Once sold out there are no re-pressings.
 
 
Full track listing for the set is (with audio samples for all tracks):

Best Of (CD1): 01-Autumn Leaves (Airless – 2001) 02-The Truth (Airless -2001) 03-Holding On (Airless- 2001) 04-It’s Up To You (2nd Round- 2004) 05-2nd Round (2nd Round- 2004) 06-Now Or Never (Fight -2008) 07-Don’t Give Up (Fight-2008) 08-Time To Say Goodbye (Fight -2008) 09-Crying For Your Love (Fight -2008) 10-Start Again (Changes-2013) 11-I Don’t Care (Changes-2013) 12-Upstream (Changes-2013) 13-Till The End Of Time (Changes-2013).
 
Rarities (CD2) 01-Matter Of Time (Demo- 1999) 02-Soul For Hire (Demo -1999) 03-Anger (RRR -2000) 04-When I Look Into Your Eyes (RRR 2000) 05-Runaway (Airless-2001 Japanese Bonus Track) 06-No Tomorrow (Airless-2001 Japanese Bonus Track) 07-Far Way (Unreleased From Fight-2008) 08-2nd Chance (Embrace The Sun Complilation-2011) 09-The Reason (Unreleased Track From Changes-2013) 10-Otra Oportunidad (Start Again Spanish Version-2013).
 
 
Airless Statement: “We are very proud and excited about the idea of being part of the Melodic Rock Records family. After almost 15 years, we are sure that this will be a great opportunity to take the band to another level. Thanks Andrew for your confidence in our music.”
 
Airless was formed in January 2002 and soon signed with Vinny Records Company. The self-titled debut album was released in June 2002, produced by Carlos Creator, worldwide distributed and specially released for Japan by Mellow Music. “The Truth”, one of the songs of this first Airless album, was included in “Singing To The World”, a 2CD special release by Frontiers Records in memory of World Trade Center’s tragedy victims. That album included also songs from Jason Becker, Tesla, Bonnie Tyler, Doro, Paul Gilbert, Paul Nelson, Kane Roberts, Jimmy Hendrix, etc, and was released worldwide. Airless second album, titled “2nd Round”, was also produced by Carlos Creator and released by the Finnish Company Lion Music, with the Japanese edition again by Mellow Music. Airless toured and shared stage with bands like Tyketto, Dare or Riot.
“Fight” is the title of their 3rd album that was released in December 2008, again by Lion Music. During the promotion of “Fight”, Airless played on several Hard Rock-AOR Fests, and shared stage with bands like Vega, Serpentine, Houston and Reckless Love. February 2013 sees the band return with their most accomplished album to date, “Changes”. Released by Lion Music once again, cover artwork by Felipe Machado, and the special collaboration of Danny Vaughn (Tyketto). As a part of “Changes” promotion, Airless toured with Jeff Scott Soto opening shows on his Spanish Tour.
 
Airless: Iñaki Lazcano (vocals), Miguel Manjon (bass), Pako Martinez (drums), Robert Rodrigo (guitar).

 

 

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Tue
01
Jul

PLATENS SIGN TO MELODICROCK RECORDS FOR NEW ALBUM AUGUST 22

Artist: 
 
 
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 August 22.
 
Track listing:
01. Running
02. Time Will Tell
03. You Won’t Bring Me Down
04. Ask Yourself
05. I Still Search For You
06. Sometimes I Miss You
07. The Last Time
08. Don’t Leave Me Alone
09. Deep In My Heart
10. No Easy Way Out (Robert Tepper Cover)
11. Save Me
 
Soundbytes: 
 
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 Bombz, Squeezy 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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Mon
30
Jun

MELODICROCK Volume 12 - Better Days (Showcase)

Artist: 

OUT NOW!
 

MRCD12 – "Better Days" (with audio previews):

01) 7th heaven - Sing
02) Mitch Malloy - You Can't Fool God
03) Dark Horse - Better Days
04) Stan Bush - The Ultimate
05) Jimi Jamison - As Is
06) Bjarne Langhoff - Jesus Through The Light
07) Fenrik Lane - Diamonds In The Waste
08) Journey - Anything Is Possible
09) Toto - Spiritual Man
10) John Elefante - On My Way To The Sun
11) Romeo's Daughter - Alive
12) Guardian - Price We Pay
13) Sumerlin - You Always Were
14) Anthony Gravley - Where I'm Supposed to Be
15) Jacob Guajardo - Time To Believe
16) Sound Of Eternity - Reason To Live
17) Ken Tamplin - Come Together
18) Jess & Joel Harnell - Mary Did You Know? (Previously Unreleased, Exclusive)
 

Sound Of Eternity (MRR021)
$15 + $5 airmail shipping worldwide.
Will ship out starting mid-June (June 23 release).
 
MRCD12 - Better Days (MRCD12)
$15 + $5 airmail shipping worldwide.
Will ship out mid-June (June 23 release).
 
OR
ORDER
BOTH CDs
xx

MRCD12 & Sound Of Eternity
$33 (Includes Airmail Shipping)

 

 

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Wed
11
Jun

SECRET SIGNS DEAL WITH MELODICROCK RECORDS

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MelodicRock Records is very excited to announce the signing of Spanish melodic rock group Secret for the worldwide release of their debut album The End Of The World on July 18.
 

Secret is a new Melodic Rock project born in Murcia (Spain) in 2012. The line-up comprises of vocalist Jesus Espin (ex-91 Suite)(vocals and backing vocals) and guitarist Ivan Gonzalez (also ex-91 Suite)(guitars, bass, drums and keyboards).
After a period of musical inactivity, and given the friendship between them, the pair decided to once again join forces with the idea of just to have "a good time making music they like". From there the pair wrote a number of new songs and the idea formed to complete an album. Finally, the project is realized under the name of Secret and the album titled The End Of The Road.
The pair had this to say about the debut album and their new deal: "We are pleased to announce the signing of a contract with MRR (MelodicRock Records) for the release of our first album called The End Of The Road. The album is a mixture of all of the influences that we had through all these years of listening to music. You will find classic hard rock, AOR, country, soul... It's been a long and hard road to walk through but we are really proud of it. And we would love to know what you think of it too. See you soon!"

The track listing for The End Of The Road is: Give Up The Fight, Here With Me, Since I Fell For You, Just To Hear You Say, Bring You Down, Out Of My Life, Wherever You Go, Trust Someone, Piece Of Mind, When You Really Love Someone, Angeline, I Believe In Love.
 

xx

You can check the band out online at: www.facebook.com/SecretMelodicRockBand. You'll get to hear more from within this great AOR album soon. Meanwhile, you can check out the full track Since I Fell For You right now:
 

 

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Tue
06
May

LILLIAN AXE ONE NIGHT AT THE TEMPLE EPK

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The brand new 2CD/1DVD set from Lillian Axe One Night in the Temple released by MelodicRock Records is due for release officially May 19, with the US release due one week later on May 27.
The MRR release is ready to be shipped out THIS WEEK to all those that pre-ordered the set. If you haven't - this is your last call to get in prior to release date and free shipping!
Get in on the deal now at: melodicrock.com/showcase/lillianaxe-onenightinthetemple.html.

Performed acoustically in an intimate setting housed in a Masonic Temple in the Bayou, with their most die-hard fans, One Night in the Temple, features all their hits including, True Believer, Show A Little Love, Crucified, Misery Loves Company, Ghost of Winter, The Great Divide, Bow Your Head, Waters Rising and the crowd favorite Nobody Knows.
Lillian Axe founder Steve Blaze reflects; "when I first had the idea of putting this show together, it was originally going to be a private 20 person show with acoustic guitars, vocals and no production, however, it took on a life of its own."
One Night in the Temple; will be released as 3 disc set (2CDs/1DVD and 2CDs/1Blu-Ray), housed in an elaborate Digipak. Filmed in high definition, the Blu-Ray will contain the acoustic performance, fan question and answer session, videos for the songs Caged In and Death Comes Tomorrow, featuring 3 songs live in concert from their July 4, 2013 performance at the Paragon Casino and behind the scenes footage while the DVD will contain 1 song from the Paragon Casino and the video for Death Comes Tomorrow.
 

Full Track Listing: Disc 1: Waters Rising, Death Comes Tomorrow, Ghost of Winter, See You Someday, The Great Divide, Nocturnal Symphony, Sad Day On Planet Earth, Bow Your Head, Show A Little Love and Misery Loves Company. Disc 2: Crucified, The World Stopped Turning, Dyin' to Live (Shades of Blue), Until The End Of The World, The Day I Met You, The Promised Land, Nobody Knows, My Apologies, True Believer and Nobody Knows (Crowd Version).

Lillian Axe is Brian Jones (lead vocals), Steve Blaze (guitar and vocals), Sam Poitevent (guitar and vocals), Eric Morris (bass guitar) and Ken Koudelka (drums).
WebLinks: www.cmerecordsandfilm.com / www.lillianaxe.com / www.melodicrockrecords.com.
 

 

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