NEWS

The Swedish melodic progressive metal band DARKWATER just released a music video for "Alive (Pt. II)", the first single from their new album "Human".

Link to the music video: https://youtu.be/EDYtk6SYkJ8

Darkwater comments:

"We are thrilled to present the first single and music video from our new album "Human"! Our hope is that "Alive" will be a reminder for everyone that we can always break the silence, no matter what we're told. Life is worth fighting for."

      

"Human" will be released on March 1st via Ulterium Records. The album will be available on CD, 2LP and digital.

"Human" won't leave fans of melodic metal or progressive metal disappointed. The songs are heavier, more melodic and atmospheric than before and the band worked really hard on tweaking the ten songs and over 76 minutes of playing time into perfection. Jacob Hansen (Evergrey, Volbeat, Amaranthe) was chosen to mix and master the album and he did a fantastic job which resulted in the best sounding Darkwater album to date.

The lyrics of the album welcomes you into a world of you and me, how we affect the world around us and the struggles we deal with as humans.

Don't miss out on "Human", a perfect album for fans of melodic progressive metal and bands like Circus Maximus, Seventh Wonder and Evergrey!

"Human" track listing

  1. A New Beginning
  2. In Front Of You
  3. Alive (Part I)
  4. Alive (Part II)
  5. Reflection Of A Mind
  6. Insomnia
  7. The Journey
  8. Burdens
  9. Turning Pages
  10. Light Of Dawn

"Human" artwork: http://www.ulterium-records.com/promo/dw_human.jpg

Darkwater band photo: http://www.ulterium-records.com/promo/darkwater2019.jpg

Darkwater online

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darkwaterofficial

Ulterium Records online

Website: http://www.ulterium-records.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ulteriumrecords

For German version, scroll down!

American Classic Rock band PAVLOV’s DOG successfully has completed their most recent European tour! A live video clip for the new track “Paris” was recorded at the sold out show in Ghent, Belgium on November 14th, 2018 and is now available on Youtube via thins link:

https://youtu.be/XFny-BjR9eQ

The band’s current album “Prodigal Dreamer” was released via Rockville Music/ Soulfood on December 7th, 2018 world-wide and so far has received amazing feedback from the press.

      

Here come some excerpts:

"Damned close to Pampered Menial. Feels like listening to band classics." (Eclipsed, Germany, Best Album 12/2018)

"Genious masterpiece that one can't stop listening to" (Breakout, Germany, cover story & "Hall of Fame" award)

"As inspiring as always. Timeless classic rock with progressive aspiration on highest level." (Musix, Germany)

"Thrilling as always. Mesmerized the listener deeply." (Musikatlas, Austria)

"Prodigal Dreamer deserves a bigger audience than just the die-hard fans." (Good Times, Germany)

"On same level like the iconic 70ies classics." (Betreutesproggen.de, Germany)

„Very sophisticated songs that pour their charm in the details. Terrific spirited mood.“ (Classic Rock, Germany)

„A one-of-a-kind melange of Classic Rock, Progressive and Folk that gives the creeps and delves the listener into affecting emotions. Recorded with room-miking for a perfect sound.“ (Rock Hard, Germany)

"A masterpiece's lasting breath. Convincing by an intense and authentic atmosphere. Wonderful-magical Pavlov's Dog spirit." (Rocks Magazine, Germany, 8/10 points)

"What an opus! Prodigal Dreamer at least keeps the standards of the first two Pavlov's Dog records." (Rolling Stone Forum, Germany

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Die amerikanische Classic Rock-Band PAVLOV’S DOG hat mittlerweile ihre Europa-Tour erfolgreich absolviert. Im Rahmen der ausverkauften Show im belgischen Gent wurde am 14.011.2018 für das Lied „Paris“ ein Live-Video mitgefilmt, welches nun auf Youtube bereit steht:

https://youtu.be/XFny-BjR9eQ

Das aktuelle Album der Formation, „Prodigal Dreamer“, erschien am 07.12.2018 weltweit über Rockville Music/Soulfood und erzielte bis dato herausragendes Feedback in der Presse.

      

Hier kommen einige Auszüge:

„Verdammt nahe an Pampered Menial. Als würde man Bandklassikern lauschen.“ (Eclipsed, Deutschland, Album des Monats)

„Geniales Meisterwerk, das einen nicht mehr loslässt“ (Breakout, Deutschland, Titelstory und Hall of Fame)

„Der lange Atem eines Meisterwerks. Besticht durch eine intime, authentische Atmosphäre. Wundersam-zauberhafter Pavlov's Dog Flair.“ (Rocks, Deutschland, 8/10 Punkten)

„Heute genauso inspirierend wie eh & jeh“. Zeitloser Classic Rock mit Progressiv-Anspruch auf höchstem Niveau.“ (Musix, Deutschland)

„Packend wie eh & jeh. Versteht den Zuhörer nachhaltig zu verzaubern.“ (Musikatlas, Österreich)

„Prodigal Dreamer verdient ein größeres Publikum als nur die Hardcore Fans.“ (Good Times, Deutschland)

„Präsentiert sich auf Augenhöhe mit ihren legendären Platten der 70er.“ (Betreutesproggen, Deutschland)

„Ein herrliches Album, das so wunderbar in die Jahreszeit passt.“ (Metalglory, Deutschland)

„Reiflich durchdachte Songs, deren besonderer Charm im Detail zu finden ist. Da wird akzentuiert und wohlüberlegt musiziert. Wunderbar lebendige Grundstimmung.“ (Classic Rock, Deutschland)

„Eine einzigartige Melange aus Classic Rock, Progressive Rock und Folk, die kontinuierlich Gänsehautmomente erzeugt und den Hörer in bewegende Gefühlswelten eintauchen lässt. Mit Raum-Mikrofonierung für den perfekten Sound.“ (Rock Hard, Deutschland)

„Welch ein Werk! Prodigal Dreamer hält mindestens den Standard der ersten beiden Pavlov's Dog Platten.“ (Rolling Stone Forum, Deutschland)

Band: David Surkamp (Vocals, Acoustic- & E-Guitar), Sara Surkamp (vocals on tracks 5, 7, 10), Abbie Steiling (violin), Rick Steiling (bass), David Malachowksi (e-guitar), Manfred Ploetz (drums), Mark Maher (piano, hammond B3, synthesizer)

Web: https://www.facebook.com/pavlovsdogband

Label: Rockville Music, Phone ++49/+0170/8375838, Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!

Distribution: Soulfood Music, Phone ++49/+40/8541960, www.soulfood-music.de

Promotion Europe: GerMusica, Phone ++49/+2593 /929695, Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!

This month with news from: Mikael Erlandsson & Blood Red Saints

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::: MIKAEL ERLANDSSON – releases his 6th solo album “Capricorn Six” via AOR Heaven in Europe on February 22nd, 2019! :::

Mikael Erlandsson is back with his 6th solo album “Capricorn Six”. The Swedish singer is a true Aor/melodic rock legend that with his amazing voice which has been one of the best  in this genre for more than 25 years.

    

Erlandsson had success in Sweden already in 1990 when he was the  frontman in the band N´Gang where he had several hits incl. a Swedish song in the Eurovision Song Contest. The breakthrough in the Rock scene happened in 1993 when he released his first solo album. The album topped that year’s best of melodic rock charts and had an impact all over the world – but especially in Japan. Later on, 4 more solo albums saw the light of day and Erlandsson guested as singer on albums with Phenomena, Radioactive, Salute, Love Under Cover amongst others. During the last fifteen years Mikael also led his own band “Last Autumns Dream” who released 15 albums and did some touring in Japan, Germany and England.

Now, Mikael Erlandsson is back with a new album filled with songs in his classic style. Musicians on the album are Sayit Dölen (guitar), Pontus Engborg (drums) and Joel Starander (bass). The record was produced by Claes Andreasson and Mikael Erlandsson (Last Autumns Dream, Heartbreak Radio) and mixed and mastered by Martin Kronlund (guest guitar themes on ”Eye of the hurricane” , ”Break another heart” & ”I just wanna love you”.

Tracklist: 1. Eye Of The Hurricane, 2. Why, 3. Pain, 4. Evil, 5. Had To Let You Go, 6. Break Another Heart, 7. Fear The People, 8. Ok, 9. I Just Wanna Love Ya, 10. Alice In Wonderland

Soundfiles in advance:

MIKAEL ERLANDSSON - Break Another Heart (Edit)

MIKAEL ERLANDSSON - Eye Of The Hurricane (Edit)

MIKAEL ERLANDSSON - Why (Edit)

Web: https://www.facebook.com/mikael.erlandsson1

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The album was submitted to press & radio in Europe on Friday, January 4th 2019 via Haulix.

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::: BLOOD RED SAINTS return with “Pulse” on February 22nd, 2019! :::

2019 brings the release of the third album by British rockers Blood Red Saints.

       

The album, released through AOR Heaven is entitled 'Pulse' on February 22nd, 2019 and sees the band modernising their sound whilst still retaining the big choruses.Guitarist Lee Revill is the man tasked with mixing and engineering the album as well as co-producing alongside Pete Godfrey.

“Pulse” features 11 tracks all written by Revill/Godfrey and the album has a more contemporary edge, trying to push the boundaries of Melodic Rock. Songs such as “Cross to bear” and “Crash into me”, edge into radio friendly territory whilst “I'm your Devil” has a more raw punky feel. The title track “Pulse” is all about the chant and should be a great live number, “Animals” and “Message to God” being full on rockers.

The band says: “This album is more personal, dealing with life events of the past year but still maintaining a positive stance, everybody brought their best to this recording, no compromises, no excuses, simply the best 11 songs we could write and we are proud of the results, after all, without music and fun, what is there?”

Tracklist: 1. Believer, 2. Animals, 3. Cross To Bear, 4. Invincible, 5. I’m Your Devil, 6. Crash Into Me, 7. Pulse, 8. Message To God, 9. Warrior, 10. What Have We Become, 11. Bring Me To Life

Soundfiles in advance:

BLOOD RED SAINTS - Animals  (Edit)

BLOOD RED SAINTS - Cross To Bear (Edit)

BLOOD RED SAINTS - Invincible (Edit)

Web: https://www.facebook.com/bloodredsaints

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The album was submitted to press & radio world-wide on Friday, January 4th 2019 via Haulix.

Liebe Medienpartner,

wir freuen uns über ein neues Promothema für Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz: Darkwater – Human (EVT: 01.03.2019 über Ulterium Records/Alive).

Unten findet Ihr die aktuelle Pressemeldung des Labels zum Album. Die Bemusterung beginnt dann Anfang Januar!

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PRESS RELEASE:

The Swedish melodic progressive metal band DARKWATER will release their new album "Human" on March 1st, 2019 in Europe and North America via Ulterium Records. The album will be available on CD, 2LP and digital

     

"Human" won't leave fans of melodic metal or progressive metal disappointed. The songs are heavier, more melodic and atmospheric than before and the band worked really hard on tweaking the ten songs and over 76 minutes of playing time into perfection. Jacob Hansen (Evergrey, Volbeat, Amaranthe) was chosen to mix and master the album and he did a fantastic job which resulted in the best sounding Darkwater album to date.

The lyrics of the album welcomes you into a world of you and me, how we affect the world around us and the struggles we deal with as humans.

Don't miss out on "Human", a perfect album for fans of melodic progressive metal and bands like Circus Maximus, Seventh Wonder and Evergrey!

"Human" track listing: 01. A New Beginning, 02. In Front Of You, 03. Alive (Part I), 04. Alive (Part II), 05. Reflection Of A Mind, 06. Insomnia, 07. The Journey, 08. Burdens, 09. Turning Pages, 10. Light Of Dawn

"Human" artwork: http://www.ulterium-records.com/promo/dw_human.jpg

Darkwater band photo: http://www.ulterium-records.com/promo/darkwater2019.jpg

Darkwater online

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darkwaterofficial

Ulterium Records online

Website: http://www.ulterium-records.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ulteriumrecords

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This month with news from: Lugnet & Secret Rule, and a tour date update.

Please note, that our office will be closed between Friday, November 30th until Monday, December 3rd included due to our attendance at H.e.a.t. Festival (www.heat-festival.eu).

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::: Swedish Classic Rockers LUGNET return with “Nightwalker”!:::

With a dedicated, tough, gritty sound  of 70's hard rock, the Swedish band Lugnet strikes with  full expression. Their debut album was released  2016 and struck a chord around the world with great reviews.

      

The band thrives on new singer Johan Fahlberg's (Jaded Heart) voice with immense power and range. The extraordinary driving rhythm section consists of bass player Lennart "Z" Zethzon (Badge) and drummer Fredrik Jansson (Angel Witch, ex Witchcraft). New guitar player Matti Norlin adds (Badge and solo artist) a great bluestone, together with heavy guitar riffs from Marcus "Mackan" Holten.

The new album "Nightwalker" will take the listener to a new experience with a wide range of arrangements and sounds, where each song tells it's own story which will take all 70's Hard Rock fans by storm. Swedish cover artist Robin Gnista designed the artwork. "Nightwalker" will be released on January 25th, 2019 on Pride & Joy Music as CD, LP and on all digital platforms in Europe.

Recorded at Studio Heavy Electric Sound by Kent Sjöberg; Mixed by Matti Norlin; Mastered by Mike Lind; Produced by Lugnet; Add-ons, Mellotron, Ac guitar etc. Matti Norlin; Executive producer Lennart Zethzon

Cover art and layout by Robin Gnista

Group photo by Soile Siirtola

Line-up: Johan Fahlberg: vocals; Matti Norling: Guitar; Marcus "Mackan" Holten: Guitar; Lennart "Z" Zethzon: Bass; Fredrik Jansson-Punkka: Drums

www.lugnetrock.com

www.facebook.com/lugnetrock

www.instagram.com/lugnetrock

www.twitter.com/lugnetrock

Album: Nightwalker (out: January 25th, 2019)

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Haulix PR start: November 29th, 2018 (European press & radio only)

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::: SECRET RULE release “The 7 Endless” on January 25th, 2019 :::

Secret Rule was formed in the beginning of 2014 with the intention to create a special sound with powerful rhythms and catchy melodies. During these five years, Secret Rule conquered their space in the metal scene.The band is fronted by the powerful and crystal clear vocals from  Angela Di Vincenzo, masterminded by lead guitarist Andy Menario, with accurate bass playing by Michele Raspanti and the powerful drumming from Nicola Corrente.

      

Secret Rule’s live shows offer a lot of energy and consist of a mix of heavy guitar riffs with electronic elements and incredible keyboard lines – a total impact between metal music and awesome melodies.

Three albums, “Transposed Emotions” (2015), “Machination” (2016) and  “The key to the world” (2017), so far have been released. The group built a solid fan base, supported by their live activity and featured special guests like Aylin (Sirenia), Stefan Helleblad (Within Temptation), Henrik Klingenberg (Sonata Arctica), Timo Somers (Delain), Sander Zoer (Delain, Leah) and Henning Basse (Mayan, Firewind).

Secret Rule played a lot of shows all over the Europe, including headlining European tours, sharing the stage with great bands such as Delain, Beyond the Black, Xandria, Serenity, Kobra & the Lotus, Blaze Bayley, Visions of Atlantis and Cellar Darling and performing festivals including the Barcia Metal Fest and the Metal Fest Event - Femme.

Secret Rules’ new, fourth album is called "The 7 Endless" and shows a progress in the band’s sound. This time, all aspects were handled of by the band themselve. The concept was inspired by "The Endless", characters created by Neil Gaiman for the comic book "The Sandman".

Line-up: Angela Di Vincenzo – Vocals; Andy Menario - Guitar & Keyboards; Michele Raspanti – Bass; Nicola Corrente - Drums

Special Guests: Andrea Ciccomartino (Graal) - Male vocals on “Dream”; Christian Ice - Additional keyboards , electronics and loops; Gabrielle Chiararo - Narrator on “The Endless” and “Desire”; Marco Roberto Capelli - Introduction

Tour dates:

01.12. D-Bad Salzungen, KW 70*

02.12. D-Frankfurt, Nachtleben*

07.12. UK-Birmingham, Scruffy Murphys

08.12. UK-Manchester, Factory

08.02. I-Rome, Defrag

09.02. I-Mantua, Arci Tom

10.02. I-Rozzano, Circolo Svolta

* with Haggard & Eternal Silence

Official Website: https://www.secretrule.it

Official Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/secretruleband 

Official YT Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/SecretRule

Official Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4zgiXGA2lONdvZunHOFESG

Official Twitter Page: http://www.twitter.com/secret_rule

Official Instagram Page: http://www.instagram.com/secret_rule_official/

Album: The 7 Endless (out: January 25th, 2019)

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Haulix PR start: November 29th, 2018 (world-wide, excluding Italian webzines)

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