PRIDE & JOY MUSIC is proud to announce the signing of Italian Symphonic Metal band SECRET RULE! The first collaboration will be the release of the band’s third full-length album “The Key To The World” on November 10th, 2017. The band will go on tour soon after the release and support the record live at the following dates amongst others:
16.11.17, I-Rome, Traffic Live Club*;
17.11.17 I-Rozzano, Circolo Svolta*
18.11.17 CH-Wetzikon, Hall Of Fame*
31.03.18 UK-Hartford (Hertfordshire), The Rock Den
*= as support for Kobra And The Lotus
SECRET RULE was formed in the beginning of 2014 with the intention to create a special sound with powerful rhythms and catchy melodies. The band is fronted by the powerful voice of Angela Di Vincenzo (Kyla Moyl), masterminded by lead guitarist Andy Menario (Martiria) who has worked with big names such as Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio), Jeff Pilson (Dokken, Foreigner), and Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot). The line-up is completed by bassist Michele Raspanti (Graal) and drummer Nicola Corrente (Enemynside, Stick it out, Starkiller Sound).
In February 2015, the group released their debut “Transposed Emotions’ (Rocksector Records) - a concept, a mixture of facts and tales which analyse our society with a look at a post apocalyptic era. The album was recorded in 2014; produced, mixed and mastered at Antfam Studios in Denmark by Tue Madsen (Halford The Haunted, Mnemic, Hatesphere, Ektomorf), while the artwork was created by Simona Speedy Saccoccia. After some gigs in Italy, the band went on tour in Switzerland, France, Germany, Belgium, Holland and the UK, taking part in some festivals such as the SOS Fest in the UK and the WIZZ FEST in Belgium.
In October 2015, SECRET RULE started recording their second album “Machination”. The line-up for the new long player also included Sander Zoer (ex Delain, Leah) on drums, Henrik Klingenberg (Sonata Arctica) on keyboards and other special guests such as Stefan Helleblad (Within Temptation), Timo Somers (Delain), Fabio D’Amore (Serenity) and Janneke De Rooy (Paper Doll Decay). This release again was produced, mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen (Antfarm Studio) and the artwork created by Simona Speedy Saccoccia.
The CD got a release on June 24th, 2016 on Scarlet Records with two tours to follow in July and August covering Slovenia, Slovakia, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic, the UK, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany. On 7 October in Wetzicon at the Hall of Fame venue, the Italians supported Serenity and on 29 January, they opened for Delain.
Early in 2017 SECRET RULE supported Blaze Bayley for some gigs and then started to work on new material. The new album “The Key to the World” will be released by Pride & Joy Music on November 10th, 2017. Henrik Klingenberg (Sonata Arctica) and two new guests on this new CD, Henning Basse (Firewind and MaYan) and Ailyn Giménez (ex Sirenia), also appear on this third release of the band. It again was mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen (Antfarm Studio- Denmark); Fabio D’amore (Serenity) handled the pre-production and Simona Speedy Saccoccia took care of the artwork again. In addition, music videos for the tracks “Twin Flames”, “The Song Of The Universe” & “Imaginary World” feat. all three guests will be released in advance to the album release. The band has already scheduled some gigs for next months. In November, they will be direct support for Kobra and the Lotus.
Check out SECRET RULE on the web:
Official Website: www.secretrule.it
Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/secretruleband
Official Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/secret_rule
Official Reverbnation Profile: www.reverbnation.com/secretrule
Official Instagram Profile: https://instagram.com/secret_rule_official/
Official Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl9d9mZQy34-vlcYlL0yNYA
DEBBIE RAY is Swedish Hard Rock with style!
In 2005, Reine, Andreas and Manx decided to start a band that would pick up where their previous band had stopped. H-Can was contacted to keep pace behind the drums. Everything felt right from the beginning and Debbie Ray was a fact.
For several years, the band recorded a variety of songs and played extensively around the country. But it took until 2009 before the first album "Artificial Misery" was released on the American company “Demon Doll Records”. As it was released in physical form only in the United States and was hard to get hands on for the rest of the world, it was re-released worldwide the next year both digital and physical. This time on the Swedish company “Core Shot Production”.
Around the same time in 2010 bass player Manx decided to leave the band and Martin Söderquist took over the job. The gigging continued around the country and in 2012 Debbie Ray released a three track EP called "Rock n Roll Widow". And at the end of the same year different wills and current family situations made the band to take the decision to take a "break" for an indefinite period. And it was long unclear whether there would be any more of the band ...
But in early 2014 the appetite for rock n roll came back. The band rapidly wrote many new songs. In 2016 the deal with METALAPOLIS RECORDS was signed and now “Slave To The System” will see the light of day!!! Inspired by classic bands like Mötley Crüe, Skid Row, Guns n Roses, Backyard Babies and Pantera, it was more than clear in which direction to take their sound, but with a modern touch.
Line-Up: Reine Heyer – vocals, guitar; Andreas Heleander – guitar; H-Can - drums
Discography: Artificial Misery (2009), Rock n Roll Widow EP (2012), Slave To The System (2017)
The PR for this release vial Haulix will start on Friday!
Dear press & radio,
here come the key facts about AOR Heaven‘s September 22nd, 2017 releases from Martina Edoff and Newman.
The digital PR via Haulix will start tomorrow – please send your requests!
Product: Newman – Aerial
Release date: 22.09.2017
Label: AOR Heaven
PR territory: world
In 1997 Singer, songwriter Steve Newman formed the band Newman and since 1998 has been producing consistently high quality albums filled with hook laden songs and thought provoking lyrics and released 10 studio albums and one best of compilation up to today. The previous release, "The Elegance Machine", was released in 2015 and the band returned to the road with shows in Europe and their first UK headline tour.
Steve Newman continued to write throughout 2016, songs, of which some have featured on various artists releases, and some which are still to come. It was within this writing process that Newman started to piece together the ideas which would become his latest release, and 11th studio album.
"Aerial" now features 12 tracks that return to the huge chorus's, maintaining the high quality production values that have been prevalent over the last albums. But this record, above all, is all about the songs, you could say it's an unashamed AOR/Melodic Rock record and follows that rule across all 12 songs to give the listener a very consistent album. Once again Steve Newman has teamed up with Rob McEwen (drummer for the last nine Newman albums), the album also features long time friend Mark Thompson-Smith lending his vocals to "Fear Of Flying" and " Two Sides". Finally the mastering was taken care of by none other than Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) at H Bomb Mastering.
Track list: 01. Fear Of Flying, 02. Don't Wake The Lion, 03. Can't Stop Loving You, 04. Life To Remember, 05. High Tonight (Aerial), 06. Vertigo (Leap Of Faith), 07. Two Sides, 08. I Am Your Man, 09. Always Strangers, 10. Nothing Left, 11. Still Bleeding, 12. You Don't Know Me
Product: Martina Edoff – We Will Align
Release date: 22.09.2017
Label: AOR Heaven
PR territory: world
The self-titled MARTINA EDOFF album was released in 2014, and nearly a year later, the second record called “Unity” took her and her band on a successful North American tour in September 2015.
She soon went to Argentina and performed for 6000 new fans as an opening act for Tarja Turunen. The tour went on to share the stage with The Winery Dogs on their European tour in early 2016. The UK audience welcomed her the same year for a mini tour and she later returned to the Rockingham Festival to perform.
Now she's back with the third record “We Will Align” which will be released on AOR Heaven on September 22nd, 2017.
Amongst the already acquired fans is the respected English rock journalist Dave Ling, who discovered MARTINA EDOFF’s eponymous titled solo debut, celebrated her with a full page article in Classic Rock AOR Magazine and put her album on his playlist, describing it as ”Stirring, confident melodies from an unashamed Swedish rock chick!” The great reviews kept on coming in from all over the world.
Together with her former co-producer and co-writer Jona Tee (H.E.A.T), Martina decided to work with him on the third album. In late 2016 the artist started to write on some new songs and found more co-writers who completed the music in the way she was looking for, such as Jonas Törnqvist (Deathriders, Bleed The Hunger, TreasureLland), Erik Mårtensson (Eclipse, Nordic Union, W.E.T), Benny Jansson (Ride The Sky), Billy Sheehan (Mr Big, The Winery Dogs), Jona Tee (H.E.A.T).
“We Will Align” is a melodic hard rock album with a bluesy note along with powerful pieces and it goes back to the roots where EDOFF has got her influences. The strong melodies are always there such as her powerful voice. The musicians are the best to find and they are by her side in the studio as well on stage, i.e. Björn Höglund (drums), Nalle Påhlsson (bass), Stefan Bergström (guitar) and Jona Tee (keyboard/ hammond and production). The mixing went through the hands of the legendary Tobias Lindell.
Track list: 1. Turn our pages, 2. Champions, 3. Alive, 4. We will align, 5. Lay down your arms, 6. Face the mirror, 7. Set you free, 8. I’m invincible, 9. Truth came knocking, 10. Brand new world
Discography: Martina Edoff (2014), Unity (2015), We Will Align (2017)
Soundclips in advance:
German Thrash/ Death Metal band INCERTAIN will release their debut album “Rats In Palaces” on September 22nd, 2017 on Pride & Joy Music. In advance, the band releases a video clip and single for the track “Amok” today. Check out the clip here:
The PR for the album will start on Monday next week with the Haulix submission to press & radio!
INCERTAIN was founded in October 2012 in Andernach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Being a very young band back then, they tried first on stage within their local scene. Only Luis Strietholt (drums) had went through several live experiences with his former Indie Rock project Celebrate Simon before. The five-headed Germans are musically influenced by Speed and Thrash metal legends like Overkill, Exodus or Testament, but also found inspiration in songs of the essential Death Metal representatives Vader, furthermore in modern acts like Lamb of God. These influences find evidence not only in INCERTAIN´s instrumental songwriting, but especially in singer Liane Walter’s growling in traditional Death Metal manner.
Being well related to one of the best known local live locations, Juz Live Club in Andernach, many chances to play at established festivals such as „A Chance for Metal Festival“ & „Loud!Fest“ occurred. In May 2016, INCERTAIN performed as co-headliner in front of a fulliflatched festival tent, comprising 1000 people at the “A Chance for Metal Festival”. Furthermore they supported the German Thrash Metal heroes Tankard from Frankfurt at one show of their „Rest in Beer“- tour at Juz Live Club. The response on their live shows was constantly positive from crowds of all ages, and INCERTAIN soon went on stages in Cologne, Frankfurt, or also as part of the warm-up show of MISE Open Air and Taunus Metal Festival in Hessia.
The first INCERTAIN album “Rats In Palaces” was recorded by Michael „Freio“ Haas (Sober Truth, The Gate, Sic Zobe, Erzfeind) at Big Easy Studio near Hennef, Germany from August 2016 to July 2017. Subsequently, the record was mastered by Aljoscha Sieg at Pitchback Studios (Eskimo Callboy, August Burns Red, Vitja, We Butter The Bread With Butter). Costin Chioreanu (Twilight Media), who designed artworks of Arch Enemy, Grave, Vader and Entombed, made the cover and booklet for “Rats in Palaces”. For the upcoming music video and single release of the song „Amok“, INCERTAIN worked with Pete Kunz, singer of the band Bloodspot from Limburg.
Live: 14.10.17 D-Andernach, JUZ - Loudfest
UK Tour in October Five shows announced
presented by Bagana Rock
Bagana Rock Agency is proud to announce the first United Kingdom tour for the italian band hard rock band Starsick System. The four musicians will play on stage all the songs from the new album "Lies, Hopes & Other Stories" in UK at the end of October, with five live shows that will touch cities like London, Whitchurch, Darwen, Newcastle and a last concert TBA. The UK tour will start on the next 26th October, following the great press feedback with excellent reviews on magazines like, Fireworks, Powerplay and others important outlets.
STARSICK SYSTEM - Lies, Hopes & Other Stories UK Tour
10.26 @ New Cross Inn, London
10.27 @ Percy's, Whitchurch
10.28 @ Sunbird Records, Darwen
10.29 @ Trillians Rock Club, Newcastle
10.30 @ TBA
Valeria Battain, the bass player and composer for Starsick System, is also appeared on SkyUno with an interesting interview dedicated to music and tattoos -> http://bit.ly/2v0r3Tu
"Lies, Hopes & Other Stories" has been released on Pride & Joy Music on June 23rd.
Buy it or stream it here -> http://hyperurl.co/StarsickHopesLies
Tracklist: 01. Nebolous 02. I Am The Hurricane 03. Bulletproof 04. Sinner 05. The Promise 06. Scars 07. Everything And More 08. Come One, Come All 09. Perfect Lie 10. Hope 11. You Know My Name (Chris Cornell Cover - 007 Casino Royale)
Produced, recorded, mixed & mastered by Ivan Moni Bidin @ Artesonika Studio (Pordenone - Italy).
All music by Ivan Moni Bidin, all lyrics by Valeria Battain, arrangements by Valeria Battain and Starsick System.
Artwork by Dixon Jong @ Intuitive Design
Photo by Max Valerio Photographer
EDU FALASCHI / ALMAH news
AlmaH singer EDU FALASCHI has most recently started his solo tour on which he performs Angra's "Rebirth" album.
The tour kicked off in Sao Paulo, Brazil on July 23rd in front of more than 1500 enthusiastic fans!
More updates on the tour will follow soon and can also be found here: