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Tue
18
Sep

OUTLOUD - Virtual Hero Society (Showcase)

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Friday, September 14, 2018
Release Date: 
Out NOw
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Worldwide
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OUTLOUD, the international melodic hard rock sensation consisting of Bob Katsionis (FIREWIND) and NYC-based singer Chandler Mogel has released 3 albums and an EP to wide critical acclaim in the hard rock / metal world, since its debut released on Frontiers Records in 2009, has appeared in hundreds of rock & metal publications both print and online, including features in major mags such as BURRN! Japan, Rock Hard, Fireworks, Metal Hammer, etc.
 
They have become the most viewed Greek Hard Rock band on YouTube. Their songs appear on a handful of reputable compilations such as Rock Hard, Metal Hammer & Classic Rock AOR and their track ‘We Run’ was named ‘Track of the Day’ in Classic Rock Magazine. The band has toured in Europe and in its home-base country of Greece multiple times, has appeared on national TV there (on MTV Greece, MAD TV and Radio Arvyla, the country’s biggest talk show) and also twice on the cover for Greek Metal Hammer, the country’s biggest rock publication. The band begin a new chapter of their career with their fourth full-length album, ‘Virtual Hero Society’ (aka VHS) on ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records, a new, on-the-rise hard rock label out of Greece.
 
This is their first full-length since 2014’s ‘Let’s Get Serious’, and their second release on ROAR, the first being Destination: Overdrive - the Best of Outloud, which featured their popular cover of the Pointer Sisters' hit ‘I’m So Excited’, in 2015. This time, with the album title, theme and title track and first single, "Virtual Heroes", Outloud abandons their general "playful" approach and goes toward deeper subject matter, tackling what could be called the "double-edged sword" of technology in today's society, as evidenced by the album cover.
 
Chandler Mogel, the American lead singer of the band, comments on the albums concept: "I know that Outloud of course is known for all our good time rock and roll and party vibe and all that, however this is a very important subject that needs to be addressed to the masses. "Cell phones and social media in general are very convenient and allow us to communicate to a broader audience , however they have some negative aspects which stem from misuse that not all people may realize. We hope to do some good for the society at large by giving back an important message in that we really want people not to abuse them nor do we want people to lose their humanity for one another, because they are so "zoned out" by their phone screens, etc. Take the time to reach out and touch someone - for real."
 
According to Bob Katsionis: ‘This time we tried to achieve the most difficult task of all: to have a personal sound that reminds of no other production in the genre, by combing the best of the analog world with the big disco snare drum sound and the analog mixing with the virtues of the new age with synthesizers, distorted basses and metal guitars! Same thing we did with the title of the album: the nostalgia of the VHS tapes-era that also translates to the harsh reality of the Virtual Hero Society we live in!’
 
Outloud is:
Chandler Mogel - All Lead & Background Vocals
Bob Katsionis - Lead Guitars & Keys
Sverd - Bass
Jim Scordilis - Guitars
Thanos Pappas - Drums
 
 
 

 
Fri
24
Aug

OUTLOUD - "Virtual Heroes" (Official Video)

 
Blurring the lines between past and present, the retro-world and modern society, AOR, Melodic Rock and Heavy Metal, OUTLOUD release their first video-single out of their forthcoming album "VHS:Virtual Hero Society" (Rock Of Angels Records)
 
According to the band: "We love the whole new retro wave but on the other hand we don't live in the past. This video is representative of how the new OUTLOUD album sounds like: it's old but fresh, it's melodic but heavy, it's something familiar yet completely new. Somewhere between Guns & Roses, Annihilator, Eclipse and Iron Maiden we feel that we have evolved our personal sound and have contributed to the world metal scene with a really strong album. "Virtual Heroes" is definitely one of the less obvious melodic/arena rock/AOR video-singles; the album is full of them. We just wanted to make a difference and a statement."
 
• Artist: OUTLOUD
• Album: "Virtual Hero Society"
• Song: "Virtual Heroes"
• Label: Rock Of Angels Records
• EU Release Date: 14.09.2018
 
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Tue
24
Jul

OUTLOUD 'Virtual Hero Society' out September 14

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Friday, September 14, 2018
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OUTLOUD, the international melodic hard rock sensation consisting of Bob Katsionis (FIREWIND) and NYC-based singer Chandler Mogel has released 3 albums and an EP to wide critical acclaim in the hard rock / metal world, since its debut released on Frontiers Records in 2009, has appeared in hundreds of rock & metal publications both print and online, including features in major mags such as BURRN! Japan, Rock Hard, Fireworks, Metal Hammer, etc.
 
They have become the most viewed Greek Hard Rock band on YouTube. Their songs appear on a handful of reputable compilations such as Rock Hard, Metal Hammer & Classic Rock AOR and their track ‘We Run’ was named ‘Track of the Day’ in Classic Rock Magazine. The band has toured in Europe and in its home-base country of Greece multiple times, has appeared on national TV there (on MTV Greece, MAD TV and Radio Arvyla, the country’s biggest talk show) and also twice on the cover for Greek Metal Hammer, the country’s biggest rock publication. The band begin a new chapter of their career with their fourth full-length album, ‘Virtual Hero Society’ (aka VHS) on ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records, a new, on-the-rise hard rock label out of Greece.
 
This is their first full-length since 2014’s ‘Let’s Get Serious’, and their second release on ROAR, the first being Destination: Overdrive - the Best of Outloud, which featured their popular cover of the Pointer Sisters' hit ‘I’m So Excited’, in 2015. This time, with the album title, theme and title track and first single, "Virtual Heroes", Outloud abandons their general "playful" approach and goes toward deeper subject matter, tackling what could be called the "double-edged sword" of technology in today's society, as evidenced by the album cover.
 
Chandler Mogel, the American lead singer of the band, comments on the albums concept: "I know that Outloud of course is known for all our good time rock and roll and party vibe and all that, however this is a very important subject that needs to be addressed to the masses. "Cell phones and social media in general are very convenient and allow us to communicate to a broader audience , however they have some negative aspects which stem from misuse that not all people may realize. We hope to do some good for the society at large by giving back an important message in that we really want people not to abuse them nor do we want people to lose their humanity for one another, because they are so "zoned out" by their phone screens, etc. Take the time to reach out and touch someone - for real."
 
According to Bob Katsionis: ‘This time we tried to achieve the most difficult task of all: to have a personal sound that reminds of no other production in the genre, by combing the best of the analog world with the big disco snare drum sound and the analog mixing with the virtues of the new age with synthesizers, distorted basses and metal guitars! Same thing we did with the title of the album: the nostalgia of the VHS tapes-era that also translates to the harsh reality of the Virtual Hero Society we live in!’
 
Outloud is:
Chandler Mogel - All Lead & Background Vocals
Bob Katsionis - Lead Guitars & Keys
Sverd - Bass
Jim Scordilis - Guitars
Thanos Pappas - Drums
 
TRACK LIST
Digipack CD:
1. Fools' Train
2. My Promise
3. Virtual Heroes
4. I Am The One
5. Share My Dreams
6. World-Go-Round
7. We Got Tonite
8. Borrowed Time
9. Live With It
10. ...And I Tried
11. Fallen Love
12. Fight On!
 
Black Vinyl / LTD. Red Vinyl:
 
SIDE A:
1. Fools' Train
2. My Promise
3. Virtual Heroes
 
SIDE B:
1. I Am The One
2. Share My Dreams
3. World-Go-Round
 
SIDE C:
1. We Got Tonite
2. Borrowed Time
3. Live With It
 
SIDE D:
1. ...And I Tried
2. Fallen Love
3. Fight On!
 
 
Tue
03
Mar

OUTLOUD Announce New Label, Video & Tour

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Hard Rock Heroes OUTLOUD are proud to announce their signing with the new rising melodic rock / metal label, Rock Of Angels Records (ROAR!) for a multi-album & management deal.  This month the label will re-issue the band's entire back catalog making it available again to new fans, and there will be an announcement of new material later in the year.
Additionally, OUTLOUD announce the release of their brand new video for the song "One More Time" which was written with famed Greek songwriter Phoebus.  The video was filmed on their multi-country "Let's Get Serious" tour in Nov. 2014.  The song can be found on OUTLOUD's latest album Let's Get Serious.
 
Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/vXZVGDJyFFk
 
If that wasn't enough, OUTLOUD will embark on their Spring tour in April with some select dates in Greece and then along with the reputable NWOBHM band MONUMENT all over the UK!!!  This marks OUTLOUD's first visit to the United Kingdom - if you are in the UK you won't want to miss it!
 
Greece dates:
3.4 Patras - Memphis Stage 
4.4 Kastoria Prague Draft
5.4 Athens (Neo Irakleio) Remedy Club
 
UK tour dates with MONUMENT:
10.4. Manchester Rebellion Bar
11.4 Sheffield The Corporation 
12.4 Southampton Talking Heads 
14.4. Glasgow - Audio
16.4 Cardiff - Fuel
17.4 London The Barfly
 
Internationally to date, OUTLOUD has released 3 albums and an EP to wide critical acclaim in the hard rock / metal world, appearing in hundreds of rock & metal publications both print and online, including features in major mags such as BURRN! Japan, Rock Hard, Fireworks, Metal Hammer, etc. They have become the most viewed Greek Hard Rock band on Youtube, with over 500,000+ views.  Their song “We Run” appeared on a handful of reputable compilations and also was named ‘Track of the Day’ in Classic Rock Magazine.  The band has toured Greece multiple times, has appeared on national TV there (on MTV Greece, MAD TV and Radio Arvyla, the country’s biggest talk show) and also twice on the cover for Greek Metal Hammer, the country’s biggest rock publication.
 
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Mon
21
Jul

OUTLOUD - Let's Get Serious (Review)

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The formula of the band’s first two albums is continued here. You’ve got the more relaxed easy flow of the second album and the song quality of the tougher sounding debut.
It makes for a nice balance and all in all, a very catchy, enjoyable melodic hard rock album. If you have yet to pick this album up and have the band’s other releases, do not hesitate at all.
Well done guys.
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87%

 

Produced By: 
Outloud
Release Date: 
2014
Released: 
Europe
Musical Style: 
Melodic Hard Rock
Label: 
AOR Heaven
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Monday, July 21, 2014
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Greek/American rockers Outloud are back with album number three, good to see the guys keeping momentum flowing with short gaps between albums.
And I’m pleased to say they help keep momentum going by delivering consistently good records that are thoroughly enjoyable to listen to. I wasn’t a fan of their last EP release, but the studio albums to date have all been excellent.
This is no exception.
 
The almost Spinal Tap-influenced opening hard rocker Death Rock! would be laughable delivered by any other band, but when it’s from these guys, it just works. The double kick drum flurry and catchy chorus “we’re gonna rock you to death” is pure hard rock heaven.
The album flows beautifully into the more melodic I Was So Blind, and back to the more urgent One More Time – both songs delving choruses that can’t be ignored.
The moody Bury The Knife offers another side of the band, the passive aggressive track turning outwardly aggressive towards the end, very cool.
 
And so it continues. Most of the album presents as uptempo melodic rock mixing with hard rock, but always there’s a melody, a guitar solo and a chorus.
Things only slow down for the acoustic ballad It Really Doesn’t Matter, but then it’s straight back into the uptempo anthemic (and quite awesome) Another Kind of Angel.
Other highlights include the fast moving A While To Go and the furious but melodic Toy Soldiers (featuring guitar god Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob).
And to close, the band throws in a rocked up and stylized cover of OMD’s Enola Gay. It suits the band and it fits the album. Nicely done.
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87
 
Thu
01
May

OUTLOUD - Let's Get Serious

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Friday, May 23, 2014
Let's Get Serious
Produced By: 
Outloud
Release Date: 
May 23
Released: 
Europe
Genre: 
Hard Rock
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OUTLOUD is back with a vengeance! The Greek kings of melodic hard rock featuring Bob Katsionis (Firewind) and American singer Chandler Mogel announce the release of their long-awaited third album Let's Get Serious, a blaze of melodic bliss once again mixed and mastered by the great Tommy Hansen and releasing this summer on the AOR Heaven label.

Internationally, Outloud has sold over 8,000 CDs since its acclaimed debut released in 2009, and has become the most viewed Greek Hard Rock band on Youtube, with over 400,000+ views.

Their song "We Run" appeared on a handful of reputable compilations and also was named 'Track of the Day' in Classic Rock Magazine in June, 2009. The band has toured its home country multiple times, has appeared on national TV there and also on the cover for Greek Metal Hammer, the country's biggest rock publication.

The album features 11 brand new songs, plus a cover of OMD's Enola Gay - "Outloud" style!

Also featured is very special guest George Kollias (Nile) who played all the drums on the album, and a special appearance by guitar god Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob) on probably what could be called the heaviest Outloud track to date, Toy Soldiers.

Stay tuned for more info and look for Let's Get Serious on May 23rd, 2014 at a store / on a computer near you!!!!

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