PRIDE & JOY MUSIC is proud to announce the signing of German Symphonic Metal band ONCE! Based in Münster, Germany the female-fronted four-piece is currently working on their full length-debut album “After Earth” which is scheduled for a release in January 2018!

Formed in the year 2012, ONCE first started to work on creating a fully orchestrated Metal project. This process resulted in the release of a first demo EP and two video clips in the year 2015 which were recorded and filmed at the conservatory in Enschede, The Netherlands. Singer Alina Lesnik is now already known for her popular Youtube cover channel and her participation in our best selling release the VIVALDI METAL PROJECT. The line-up next to Alina consists of Frank Wypchol (keys), Alexander Hey (drums) and Marco Paulzen (male vocals, guitars).

In late 2016, ONCE caught the attention of PRIDE & JOY MUSIC with their demo and met up with the label to work on ideas on how to realize the concept together. In January 2017, the four-piece group finally signed a record deal with the label.

Earlier this week, ONCE have started an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to complete the album production. Please read the complete story about the group, watch & share their videos and support ONCE at this link:

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German label AOR Heaven will release the new album by Swedish Melodic Hard Rock band BAI BANG, “Rock Of Life”, and the debut by fellow Swedish rockers ROCKETT LOVE, “Grab The Rocket”, on April 28th, 2017!

The basic facts about both releases are found below. The Haulix PR mailshot for both was done yesterday. Please get in touch if you haven’t received your download yet!

More pictures, covers & logos in hi-res as always for AOR Heaven’s releases available at this link:


Product: Bai Bang – Rock Of Life

Release date: 28.04.2017

Label: AOR Heaven

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Bai Bang is a powerful Hard Rock act from Sweden featuring Diddi Kastenholt on lead vocals, Oskar Wennberg on drums, Filip Wilhelmsson on guitar and Christoffer Svensson on bass. Being a touring band, the Swedes have played many tours in Europe, Canada, Japan and the USA and big festivals including Wacken Open Air in Germany, Sweden Rock festival & Rocklahoma in the USA. Bai Bang appeared as special guest to Alice Cooper, DIO, Ratt, Bai Bang and shared stages with bands like Saxon, Axel Rudi Pell, Pretty Maids, LA Guns, Pretty Maids and many more.

Due to a lot of shows and tours during the last years it took some time to finish the new album. In 2015, Bai Bang played shows in nine countries and in 2016 in eight countries to promote the 2013 release “All Around The World”.

The brand new album and 8th studio release in total, “Rock Of Life”, will be out on AOR Heaven in April 2017. “Rock Of Life” was produced by Diddi Kastenholt and Pontus Assarsson and recorded at Sunshine Explosion Studios except for the drums which were recorded at Sound Center Studios in Helsingborg, Sweden and engineered by Lala Larsson and Micke Larsson. Martin Kronlund at JM Studios was again in charge of the mastering.

Soundfiles in advance:

BAI BANG - Crazy Night (Edit)

BAI BANG - Heart And Soul (Edit)

BAI BANG - Stop Messing Around (Edit)

Live dates:

28.04. N-Oslo, Hard Rock Café

03.08. D-Wacken, Wacken Open Air

25.-26.08. S-Engelholm, Rock It Festival

02.-03.09. UK-Sheffield, Academy, Hard Rock Hell

Discography: Enemy Lines (1988), Cop To Con  (1992), Riding High (1996),  Attitude (2001), Best Of Bai Bang (2006), Are You Ready (2009), Living My Dream (2011), All Around The World (2013), Rock Of Life (2017)


Product: Rockett Love – Grab The Rocket

Release date: 28.04.2017

Label: AOR Heaven

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After only one song on iTunes and Spotify and without any commercial backup, Swedish Melodic Rock band ROCKETT LOVE received a great deal of radio time and a fully seated venue playing their debut gig. The song “Rocket Love” had a big viral spin when Beau Hill took the song to his studio and produced it.


The band started in early 2015 when singer/songwriter Daniel Samuelsson met guitarist Stefan Westerlund at a local reunion concert. Fueled by mutual interest in 80’s rock, the two began recording original material in Daniel’s studio. ‘It became clear right away that we had something worthwhile after the first couple of songs’ says Daniel, ‘Stefan and me just clicked, and we knew the time was right to bring back this classic sound with a touch of modern production. The two began working on the EP “The best is yet to come” and contacted lead guitarist Gustav Eklund. He gave ROCKETT LOVE the tone and energy with his magic fingers that you only here in the great masters such as Michael Schenker and Gary Moore. Four songs were recorded, and the project emerged into a band. Bass player Dennis Vestman (Grand Design, Steel Attack) and drummer Fredrik Ahlin completed the group’s line-up. Fredrik and Daniel had a history as musical friends in both Sour System and Slip Into Silk.

With the band being complete and some new songs recorded ROCKETT LOVE entered the stage at Rockland, Sweden. Together with Grand Design they sold out the venue and the viral spin began. They had a really great song and sound in form of the track ‘Rocket Love’. The song traveled to the USA and was mixed there by Beau Hill.  ROCKETT LOVE released ‘Rocket Love’ on various digital platforms in June 2016. With several gigs and a fast-growing audience the Swedes hit the studio to record their full debut album “Grab The Rockett” in Autumn/ Winter 2016. Halfway through the studio session ROCKETT LOVE contacted Studio Haga and met up with the young producer Christian Svedin. He had the ears, the courage and the stamina to lift the band even more. The process in the studio shaped the tone of the band to what and where ROCKETT LOVE is today, and after almost a year of writing, recording and producing the album “Grab The Rocket” now is ready to show the world what good Hard Rock music is all about.

Soundfiles in advance:

ROCKET LOVE - Never Surrender (Edit)

ROCKET LOVE - Rev It Up (Edit)

ROCKET LOVE - Rocket Love (Edit)


Das in Schweden ansässige Label INNER WOUND RECORDINGS veröffentlicht in Form der neuen Album von PYRAMAZE und VANDROYA am 28.04.2017 zwei weitere hochkarätige Werke aus den Bereichen Melodic Metal/Progressive Metal. Weitere Details zu diesen VÖs und Bands findet Ihr unten.

Die Bemusterung beginnt voraussichtlich Ende dieser Woche. Bitte schickt uns Eure Anfragen. Unser Zuständigkeitsbereich: Deutschland, Österreich & Schweiz (alle PR-Bereiche).

Produkt: Pyramaze – Contingent

VÖ: 28.04.2017

Label: Inner Wound Recordings

Vertrieb: Alive (D, A); Non Stop Music (CH)

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Mit ihrem fünften Album “Contingent” fügen PYRAMAZE ihrer Diskografie einen weiteren Meilenstein hinzu, mit dem sie untermauern, dass sie sowohl ihre treuen Fans als auch neues Gebiet erobern können. Die  Einbindung moderner Filmmusik-Elemente, welche mit progressiven Metal-Riffs und Melodien gemischt werden, rauben dem Hörer den Atmen. "Contingent" bietet ein episches, post-apokalyptisches Konzept, inspiriert durch aktuelle Ereignisse, den menschlichen Geist, den Kampf und die Vielfalt zu überstehen, und die Brüderlichkeit zu erkennen, die darin liegt. Produziert, gemischt und gemastert von Jacob Hansen [Volbeat, Amaranthe, Epica, Evergrey].

Tracklist: 01. Land Of Information, 02. Kingdom Of Solace, 03. Star Men, 04. A World Divided, 05. Nemesis, 06. Contingent - Part I: The Campaign, 07. 20 Second Century, 08. Obsession, 09. Heir Apparent, 10.Contingent - Part II: The Hammer of Remnant, 11. Under Restraint, 12. The Tides That Won't Change, 13. Symphony of Tears

Pyramaze Diskografie:

2017: Contingent [Inner Wound Recordings]

2015: Disciples of the Sun [Inner Wound Recordings]

2008: Immortal [Locomotive. Re-issue: Inner Wound Recordings 2014]

2006: Legend of the Bone Carver [Massacre/Nightmare]

2004: Melancholy Beast [Replica/Nightmare]

Produziert, gemischt und gemastert von: Jacob Hansen [Volbeat, Amaranthe, Epica, Evergrey]

Cover Artwork und Illustrationen von: Felipe Machado Franco [Blind Guardian, Rhapsody of Fire, Iced Earth]

Additional Artwork und Design: Jan Yrlund [Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani]

Female Vocals bei "The Tides That Won't Change" by: Kristen Foss

Pyramaze online:



Produkt: Vandroya – Beyond The Human Mind

VÖ: 28.04.2017

Label: Inner Wound Recordings

Vertrieb: Alive (D, A); Non Stop Music (CH)

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2001 gegründet, begannen Vandroya als eine Gruppe von jungen Musikern, die alle sehr leidenschaftlich auf Heavy Metal standen. Anfänglich konzentrierten sie sich auf das Spielen von Coverversionen der Bands, die sie inspiriert hatten. Dadurch erlangten sie eine zunehmende Bedeutung in der Metal-Szene in Brasilien und führte zu ihrem ersten  Demo. Die EP "Within Shadows" wurde 2005 veröffentlicht und steigerte den Bekanntheitsgrad von Vandroya in ihrem Heimatland immens.

Beim schwedischen Label Inner Wound Recordings unterschrieb die Band einen Plattenvertrag für Europa und Nordamerika und bei Spiritual Beast für Japan. Das Debütalbum "One" wurde Anfang 2013 veröffentlicht. Es erhielt in Brasilien und weltweit hervorragendes Feedback und wurde oft als eine perfekte Mischung von Bands wie Angra, Kamelot und Symphony X tituliert.

Das langersehnte neue Werk, "Beyond The Human Mind", soll am 28. April erscheinen. Mit einem klareren progressiven Einfluss, aber ohne das Gewicht und die Virtuosität des Power Metal aufzugeben, zeigt die CD eine ausgereiftere Band, bietet einen ausgewogeneren Sound und spiegelt die technische und künstlerische Weiterentwicklung der Musiker seit "One" wider.

Das Albumkonzept thematisiert die Reise, die wir alle auf der Suche nach Fülle, innerem Frieden und uns selbst durchmachen. Das Album-Artwork wurde wieder von Felipe Machado Franco [Blind Guardian, Rhapsody Of Fire, Iced Earth] erstellt.

Daísa Munhoz und Vandroya sind bereit, den nächsten Schritt zu machen und in der Metal-Szene mit "Beyond The Human Mind" ein Zeichen zu setzen!

Vandroya Line-up:

Daísa Munhoz - Vocals

Marco Lambert - Guitar

Rodolfo Pagotto - Guitar

Giovanni Perlati - Bass

Otávio Nuñez – Drums

Vandroya Diskografie:

2017: Beyond The Human Mind [Inner Wound Recordings]

2013: One [Inner Wound Recordings]

2005: Within Shadows EP

Produziert, gemischt und gemastert von: Marco Lambert

Artwork: Felipe Machado Franco [Blind Guardian, Rhapsody of Fire, Iced Earth]

Additional Design: Jan Yrlund [Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani, Leah]

Vandroya online:






Italian Metal band BADASS will release their debut album “More Pain, More Gain” on April 15th, 2017 on Lion Music (digital) and via Cargo Records (physical). The band consists of some familiar names of the Italian Metal scene, i.e. Titta Tani (ex DGM) on vocals and Alberto Rigoni (TwinSpirit, Vivaldi Metal Project) on bass!

Check out their first album teaser here:

Badass: More Pain, More Gain

Release date: April 15th, 2017

Label: Lion Music (digital); Cargo Records (physical)

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Well-known rock vocalist Titta Tani (Takayoshi Ohmura, ex DGM, CS's Goblin), metal bassist Alberto Rigoni (solo artist, Vivaldi Metal Project, TwinSpirits), guitarist Alessio "Lex" Tricarico (HorsePowerOverload, Four Roxx Down) and amazingly talented drummer Denis "Denzy" Novello teamed up to create the outstanding new metal band BADASS

"More Pain, More Gain" is the name of their debut album which offers powerful vocals, killer heavy bass, massive rhythm guitar riffs, drums from hell... isn't that perfect to kick your butt??

Titta Tani is an Italian singer and drummer, worldwide known also for his collaborations with Takayoshi Ohmura (Baby Metal, Marty Friedman), DGM, Emir Hot, Roger Staffelbach (Artension), Arthur Falcone, Ashent, Phoenix Rising and many others. As drummer he is currently playing for Claudio Simonetti’s Globin and has collaborated with bands such as Necrophagia, Edu Falaschi (Almah & Angra), Mark Boals (Y.J.Malmsteen, Ring of Fire), Mistheria (Vivaldi Metal Project). In October 2016 joined BADASS as official singer.

Alberto Rigoni is an Italian bass player and composer, internationally known for his career as a solo artist and as a member of the progressive rock band TwinSpirits, Lady & THE BASS and co-producer of the Vivaldi Metal Project. His five solo albums “Something Different”, “Rebirth”, “Three Wise Monkeys”, “Overloaded” and “Bassorama” were released world-wide between 2008-2016 are located between progressive rock metal and fusion, also featured legendary musicians such as Kevin Moore (ex Dream Theater), Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson), Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen), Michael Manring and many others.

Alberto was featured on the cover of magazines such as Bass Magazine (Japan), Bass Musician Magazine (USA), Bajos Y Bajistas (Spain), Basistas (Poland), TOP BASS (Poland). Moreover, in March 2015 the prestigious Bass Guitar Magazine (UK) released Alberto’s CD anthology called “Into THE BASS”.

Alessio “Lex” Tricarico is an Italian metal rock and acoustic guitarist, composer and guitar teacher; ex member of the progressive metal band Synapsis. Currently, he’s playing with the hard rock band HorsePowerOverload. As a founding member of FourRoxxDown Acoustic Party Quartet, Lex has a remarkable live activity.

Denis “Denzy” Novello is an Italian natural born rock metal drummer, graduated at AMM (Milan) in 2015. Denis has been playing for several Italian bands such as NeverNight and Rockdogs, and currently is working with Kim Bingham (ex Nelly Furtado). In 2014, he played drums on Alberto Rigoni’s Overloaded album. Denis is also a live and studio session player.

“More Pain, More Gain” is BADASS’ first album and will be released on April 15th, 2017 by Cargo (physically) and Lion Music (digitally). The record was mixed & mastered by Federico Solazzo at Pannekoek Rehab Studio (NL), artwork by Laslzo “absurdcus” Demeter.

Tracklist: 1. Intro, 2. More Pain, More Gain, 3. Nightmares of My Youth, 4. Royal Chains, 5. Strong and United, 6. What We Need, 7. One More Night, 8. Join Me, 9. Redemption, 10. Don't Bother Me, 11. Outro


The PR for this release will start on March 1st. Please send us your requests!

KINGS OF BROADWAY were originally formed in 2011 when guitarist Aldo Lonobile (one of the most recognized guitar players/composers from the Italian metal scene, founder member of bands like Secret Sphere, Civilization One and Shadowspell) started gathering musicians and friends to fulfill his desire to create a Hard Rock band.



After a year of writing songs, making demos with his longtime friends Luca Cartasegna (ex-Secret Sphere) on drums, Ricky Messeri on guitar and J.J. Andreone (Odd Dimension, A Perfect Day) on bass, the showed the ability to create amazing rock songs for the masses, once sung by the right singer!

After trying out some different options, J.J. suggested his long time friend Tiziano Spigno (that later became the singer of Lucky Bastardz); Tiziano has a unique vocal tone and an amazing ability in writing rock melodies that gives its best melted with KINGS OF BROADWAY!

This was 2012 - and the band then really started! From 2012 to 2015 they worked in the shadows, composing the whole debut album and recording it in the best way possible, with the aim to deliver an outstanding sound, able to play the game with the rock giants out in the market!


Among the great words received by the representatives of the musical industry, the band signed a record deal with the German label Pride & Joy Music in early 2017. The group’s  debut album “Kings Of Broadway” is set for a release on April 28th, 2017!


Kings Of Broadway” has been recorded by Tancredi Barbuscia at GreenRiver Studio, vocal production handled Michele Luppi at  MiLu's RockLab II and Roberto Priori at PriStudio.


Please check out a first trailer here:


Mixed and Mastered by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio.


Line-up: Tiziano Spigno – Vocals, Aldo Lonobile – Guitars, Ricky Messeri – Guitars, J.J. Andreone – Bass, Luca Cartasegna - Drums




The PR for this release will start end of February!