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KING COMPANY Return With 'Queen Of Hearts' August 10

Friday, August 10, 2018
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King Company was formed in 2014 by drummer Mirka ‘Leka’ Rantanen (Raskasta Joulua, Warmen, ex-Thunderstone, ex-Kotipelto) together with a number of well known musicians from the Finnish hard rock and metal scene: Antti Wirman (Warmen), Jari Pailamo (Kiuas, Ponies To Kill), Timo Schleifer (Enfarce) and original singer Pasi Rantanen. The band released their debut album, ‘One For The Road’, in August 2016. It was well received with multiple great reviews worldwide, plus the band earned the no. 7 rank in the well-known Japanese magazine BURRN in the Brightest Hope category for that year. 
The band toured their home territory in 2017, but Pasi Rantanen wound up having severe vocal cord problems and eventually could not sing at all. With a tour of Spain already booked, a high pressure search for a replacement singer resulted in the band finding the perfect candidate on YouTube! Italian-Argentinian Leonard F. Guillan accepted the job and, proving to be a great live performer, ended up joining the band as their permanent lead vocalist. "He gives 110% for the band and his enthusiasm is easily transmitted to everybody. Also, he’s a great showman. I had never before seen a guy who runs to the top of the bar and sings there for the audience!” says Mirka Rantanen. Leonard was stoked to join the band and the vocal recordings for the band's new album were finally able to begin.
"I think the most relevant progression on this album is that this time pretty much all the songs were written after the first album came out,“ continues Mirka. “On that record, you can hear a few very old songs, but the new material is really fresh and the new record will give the listener a much better picture of what kind of band we have become. Also, we have grown up a lot as a band, which means that we play better and are more relaxed together - and it of course affected the songs and feelings when we were recording the album."
The new album, ‘Queen Of Hearts’, will be released on 10th August, following which King Company will tour to promote it, beginning in Finland, followed by a festival appearance in Spain and further shows in the works for the remainder of the year and well into 2019.
1  Queen Of Hearts
2  One Day Of Your Life
3  Stars
4  Living In A Hurricane
5  Under The Spell
6  Never Say Goodbye
7  Learn To Fly
8  Berlin
9  King For Tonight
10  Living The Dream
11  Arrival
12  Good Thing (Bonus Track, Digital)
Leonard F. Guillan - vocals
Antti Wirman - guitars
Jari Pailamo - keyboards
Time Schleifer - bass

Mirka Rantanen - drums


KING COMPANY - One For The Road (Review)

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Friday, August 26, 2016
More new talent and I can only say that is a good thing – this scene needs new blood to survive, but we need really great talent for any longer term benefits.
Looks like King Company is one of those bands. Yet another Scandinavian outfit, these lads from Finland deliver classic 70s hard rock with a heavy dose of Deep Purple and Rainbow with organ to match and the extreme Joe Lynn Turner like vocals from Pasi Rantanen.
This album rocks with a rhythm section ready to crush ears and a guitarist that knows his way around a fretboard.
The classic meets modern feel of this band is going to deliver them fans, no question.
The sonic blast of Shining and In Wheels Of No Return are bombastic hard rockers with killer hooks and Coming Back To Life is prime 1980s Rainbow.
There’s some vocal similarities to Mats Levin too – and his band Dogface.
Tracks like Wings Of Love and Holding On are hard, heavy and melodic enough for all rock fans to appreciate.

Dramatic, heavy throughout, commercial enough to contain some very good hooks and performances from these veterans of the Finnish scene that really blow the roof off when cranked.
A thoroughly fabulous debut and one for fans of classic rock and the likes of Heaven & Earth to get hold of.

KING COMPANY Make Their Debut on Frontiers Aug 26

Friday, August 26, 2016
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Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release date of KING COMPANY's debut album, “One For The Road” on August 26th! You can pre-order the album here:
Formed in the spring of 2014 under the name No Man’s Land, KING COMPANY is a band featuring cream of the crop Finnish Hard Rock scene members. Drummer Mirka "Leka" Rantanen (Raskasta Joulua, Warmen,THUNDERSTONE *OFFICIAL*Kotipelto) had been thinking about forming a new Hard Rock/Melodic Metal band for a long time. He wanted to play with people with whom he had worked before and who he knew both as good musicians and as friends. First, he contacted guitarist Antti Wirman (Warmen) who immediately joined the band. Singer Pasi Rantanen was in Mirka's mind from the beginning, as they had played together in a couple of bands before (Thunderstone, Warmen). After keyboardist Jari Pailamo (Kiuas, Ponies To Kill) and bassist Time Schleifer (Enfarce) joined the band, this super group of sorts was finally ready to start working.
KING COMPANY’s debut album ”One For The road” is a trip back in time to the melodic hard rock world of the golden 80’s and 90’s. The band’s biggest influences come from legendary bands such as Deep Purple,Rainbow and Whitesnake/David Coverdale, but also from other great acts like EuropeMr BigLynch Mob, and Dokken. All this, but with a contemporary twist! Singer Pasi Rantanen has taken his biggest influences from the great David Coverdale and you can definitely hear it. KING COMPANY salutes all these great bands and fans of this genre with their debut album and they are hoping to reach people who are new to this kind of music too. The album’s title track, ”One For The Road” says it all. “Some of us got in this ride back in the 80’s and we are still on that same road,” tells Mirka Rantanen. “It was 1985 we were young and wild and free, We dreamed of playing rock`n roll, and sitting in a black limousine...we still believe!”
Mirka continues: “Our debut album ”One For The Road” should have been done years ago, but there was’t simply time to form KING COMPANY. We all had our own projects and we were too busy in our personal lives. Many of us have played in power metal and extreme metal bands, but something has always been missing. We wanted to write an album full of songs that we have always wanted to play. And we did. Most of the songs have been written together around Antti Wirman’s guitar riffs, but there are some older song from Pasi Rantanen that we re-arranged to a more modern form. The greatest ballad on the album is called ”Cast Away” and it’s written by the keyboardist Jari Pailamo. Most of the lyrics are written by Mirka and Pasi.”
“One For The Road” tracklisting: 
1. One For The Road
2. Shining
3. In Wheels Of No Return
4. Coming Back To Life
5. No Man`s Land
6. Farewell
7. Wings Of Love
8. Cast Away
9. Desire
10. Holding On
11. One Heart
Pasi Rantanen - vocals 
Antti Wirman - guitars 
Jari Pailamo - keyboards 
Time Schleifer - bass 
Mirka Rantanen – drums

Frontiers Welcomes KING COMPANY to Roster

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Frontiers Music Srl is excited to present to the world the talents of another newcomer from the cold lands of Finland - introducing KING COMPANY!

Formerly known as No Man`s Land, KING COMPANY features some well known names and faces of the finnish Hard Rock and Metal scene, including Pasi Rantanen (Thunderstone) on vocals, Antti Wirman (Warmen) on guitars, Jari Pailamo on keyboards, Time Schleifer on bass and Mirka Rantanen (Kotipelto, Thunderstone) on drums.

But it's not about the names here, but more about the music really. Excited with the first bunch of songs that were presented to the label, Frontiers' President Serafino Perugino pretty much signed them after first listen! Judge yourself after hearing the grandiose Melodic Hard Rock sound of these two demo tracks:
"No Man`s Land":

The band says: "From the beginning our dream was to get a deal from Frontiers, because not only there are so many legendary rock bands in the same label, but most importantly they are really focused on our style of classic and melodic hard rock music, says drummer Mirka Rantanen. We feel that at Frontiers they really know how to push this kind of music for the people, they really like every band they have signed, and do this with a big heart like we do. Together we can show to the world that classic hard rock - or heavy rock, how ever you want name it - isn`t really dead yet, it`s still alive and kickin'! We are looking forward for the cooperation with Frontiers Records and can$B!-(Jt wait to begin this chapter. It will be a great moment to release our first album, so stay tuned guys, spread the word and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. One for the road dudes!"

Frontiers is really excited to develop new killer talent and looks forward to release KING COMPANY's debut album sometime in the summer of 2016.
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