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The first single from AMMOURI called “Monster Of Your Own Creation” which is taken from her upcoming debut album “Dare To Be Happy” (out: January 12th, 2017) is released today as video!

Youtube URL: https://youtu.be/SGKHptGnF7s

AMMOURI (Marina Ammouri), is a Swedish female metal artist, rock singer, songwriter, music producer and model. Being a classical schooled pianist, and graduated sound engineer from SAE college, she previously has composed and produced songs in different genres for other artists in Sweden and abroad, among them are Therese (Terran) Andersson Lewis, Regina Lund, Ivorian band Les Patrones, Portuguese singer Mila Ferriera and more.

In 2012, her songs represented Sweden in the Baltic Song Contest with Swedish actress and singer Regina Lund and East European Band MMadCatz as front artists. Three years later she wrote and produced a crossfade opera song for a Swedish opera group Opera Light, and after a successful song release which was keeping a place in Lust Kammare at the Swedish

Royal Palace, she decided to stop songwriting for others artists and to start her own solo

artist carrier. And this step marked the return back to her roots, the music she burns for most from all: Rock and Metal.

In January 2017 AMMOURI released her first self-written single ”Fill Your Heart With Love”, from her upcoming debut album “Dare To Be Happy”. She received art once remarkable feedback for her special powerful rock voice, an original sound, and rock listeners and rock forums labeled her the ”new Doro Pesch”. Many Metal Female internet communities featured the single and Marina in October 2017 was chosen as face of the ”Metal Female Voices Community”.

In spring 2017, the Swedish multi-talent was invited to collaborate with Maestro Mistheria, the creator of Vivaldi Metal Project. They went on an unplugged promo tour in Italy in October 2017 with Vivaldi Metal Project, where they performed a couple of songs from Vivaldi and introduced for the first time her second, upcoming single ”Monster of Your Own Creation” and songs from the upcoming AMMOURI album ”Dare to Be Happy” which will be released on January 12th, 2018 on Pride & Joy Music. For the album, she was joined by an impressive bunch of musicians which includes Pontus Egberg (bass, the Poodles, King Diamond) on all of the songs and also as co-producer of six tracks. Exceptional guitarist Staffan Österlind (Paul Dianno, Iron Maiden and more) played guitar on ”Monster Of Your Own Creation”, ”More than Everything”, ”Bad Illusion”, ”Not Anymore”, ”Starlight” and also a co-produced the track ”Bad Illusion”. Tony Borg (guitars, Alien) co-produced the song “Fill Your Heart with Love” and played a solo on the tune “Bad Illusion”. Drummer Johan Kullberg (Therion, Hammerfall), John Berg (guitar, Manipulation, Dare to Be Happy) and more can be heard on this CD.

Line-up on “Monster Of Your Own Creation”: Music and lyrics - Marina Ammouri; Vocals Marina Ammouri; Back vocals - Pontus Egberg; Produced by Pontus Egberg / Ammouri; Guitars - Staffan Österlind; Bass - Pontus Egberg; Drums - Johan Kullberg; Keyboard - Marina Ammouri; Mixed by Pontus Egberg; Mastered by Staffan Österlind

PRIDE & JOY MUSIC is proud to announce the signing of German Metal veterans SQUEALER! The band based in Hessia, Germany has released seven successful studio albums between 1992 and 2008.

After the group’s hiatus which started after the 2008 release “The Circle Shuts”, SQUEALER united in the year 2016 with new singer Sebastian Werner and already have completed the works on a new album and played several gigs including the prestigious 70000 Tons Of Metal festival.

With the new label PRIDE & JOY MUSIC in the boat, the work on the PR of the new long-player “Behind Closed Doors” (out: February 23rd. 2018) will begin shortly. The band comments: “We’re happy to have found a new home on Pride & Joy Music. After a couple of meetings and conversations, we’re convinced that we, together with our new team, will reach our goals. We’re looking forward to a close and successful co-operation.”

Squealer are: Sebastian Werner (vocals), Lars Döring (guitars), Michael Schiel (guitars), Manuel Roth (bass)

Web: www.squealer.de

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

Label: www.prideandjoy.de

Press picture in hi-res: www.germusica.com/pics/Squealer2017.JPG

PRIDE & JOY MUSIC is proud to announce of Swedish Melodic Heavy metal sensation THE SOUL EXCHANGE! The first release will be the 5-track EP “Vow Of Seth” which will be released on December 8th, 2017 as download through the usual platforms and as limited edition jewel case CD which only will be available through the label’s online shop and the band’s upcoming live shows. A new studio album will follow in mid 2018!

The single & video for the title track “Vow Of Seth” will be out in advance on Nov. 17th, 2017!

The EP will be submitted to press & radio tomorrow! Please send us your requests!

The Soul Exchange is a band that mixes Classic Hard Rock with a contemporary Metal sound. They have taken influences from the 70’s Hard Rock scene and created their own unique style of Metal infused, guitar driven hard rock, with great attention to the melodies and grand vocal arrangements. The lyrics deals mostly with subjects from the darker side of life such as insanity and evil in various forms.

The seed that eventually became The Soul Exchange was sown when guitarist and songwriter Hans von Bell began writing songs for a solo album back in 2013. After the albums’ release in January 2015, Hans immediately started to work on new material for a follow up and realized he wanted to put together a proper band as the new material required a different sound and thus, The Soul Exchange was born.  The band name came from a song off the 2015 solo album. 

In 2016 the band found their formula and sound with the current line up consisting of Daniel John vocals & keyboards, Hans & Thomas von Bell guitars, Patrik "Patte" Ekelöf on bass, and Benny White drums. Although mostly unknown to the wide public, all band members have long careers in music behind them. The band released the critically and likewise publicly acclaimed album “Bloodbound” in March 2017 on the Mervilton Records label. 

In the fall of 2017 The Soul Exchange have been working on an, in between albums, five track EP titled “Vow Of Seth” that is set for release on the Pride & Joy Music label on December 8th. The EP will be preceded by a digital single and video release of the EP’s title track on November 17th. The Soul Exchange once again working with the renowned Swedish producer Magnus "Tank" Ljungqvist who also produced the “Bloodbound” album. The new EP has taken the band to an even darker place lyrically and with a tad harder sound. Stating that "this EP will show the way for the next full length album penned for release in 2018". Hard Rock with a great portion of modern Metal influences, and importantly, the vocal arrangements and melodies will always have a major focus in The Soul Exchanges’ otherwise riff oriented music".

Web: www.soulexchangeofficial.com  www.facebook.com/soulexchangeofficial

Line-up: Daniel John (vocals, keyboards), Hans von Bell (guitars), Thomas von Bell (guitars), Patrik Ekelöf (bass), Benny White (drums)

Discography:

Bloodbound (CD, 2017)

The Vow Of Seth (EP, 2017)

Label: www.prideandjoy.de

German 80’s Hard Rock band VICE will return to the scene on November 17th, 2017 with the release of their new album “Veni Vidi Vice” via Pride & Joy Music – the band’s first record since 1990. To celebrate this new output, the group has set-up a release show at Roberto Beach near Munich for October 21st, 2017.

Please check out the first video clip and single from the band for the track “Where Do I Belong” here:

https://youtu.be/05mGud_6X-M

The PR via Haulix will start tomorrow!

     

VICE was founded in Munich Germany in the late 80’s and signed by major label BMG Ariola back in 1988. The former line-up consisted of Jörg Hargesheimer (guit), Peter Juhre (bass), Roland Schmidt (drums), Chris Limburg (guit), Jan Ghiantinie (vocals 1st album), Alan Keen (vocals 2nd album). These two records brought the band charts positions and several tours all over Europe. With more than 100.000 sold copies, VICE had a huge presence on TV and radio. They became quite famous and attracted their fans with their rather simple & rocking songs and positive attitude on stage.

Now after almost 30 years, VICE is back for more…The new album “Veni Vidi Vice” was produced, recorded and mixed by Chris Limburg at lictoc studios in Munich, will be released on November, 17th and continues the old style of VICE in a modern way. The first single & video for the song “Where do I belong” was released in advance in Summer 2017.  

Further singles will be available soon, as well as an “hot summer night” release party on October 21st in a Caribbean atmosphere, near Munich at “Roberto Beach” (www.robertobeach.de)

Line-up: Mario “Mitch” Michel (Vocals), Chris “Yps” Limburg (Guitars), Martin “El Bajo” Dreher (Bass), Pete “Pepsi” Lautenschlager (Drums)

Live: 21.10. D-Munich, Roberto Beach (Release Party)

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

Discography: Made For Pleasure (1988), Second Excess (1990), Veni Vidi Vice (2017)

Label: www.prideandjoy.de

NEWS:: STATE OF ROCK return in late 2018 with new album!

The meeting of minds in Nurnberg; Germany in 2009, through the brainstorm of Georg Siegl of AOR Heaven Records, sported an album, ‘Point of Destiny’, recorded and written by four European musicians; three from Germany and an English vocalist. Georg’s passion for Frontline guitarist, Robby Boebel to record again brought forth an album with Hutch Bauer on bass, Ramy Ali on the kit and Tony Mills (ex-SHY, TNT) on vocals.

The result was a melodic but very tough sounding album with solid production and songs that demanded a replay.

2017/18, sees a return to new recordings, by, ‘State of Rock’, now split between the UK with Pete Newdeck on drums and Mills being Sweden based, co-writing with Boebel for a second release. Robby Boebel comments: “It’s something really special to record an album with someone which I only knew from TV before. We’ve now been friends since many years and I’m really looking forward to record another album and live dates in late 2018 with Tony.”

With the promise of German festival appearances in late 2018, an autumn release guided by video and radio promo will give us a clearer picture of the, ‘State of Rock’, by December next year.

https://www.facebook.com/robby.boebel.9

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VIDEO NEWS – Pt.1:: “Summer Of Our Lives” by MIDNITE CITY now available on Youtube!

Direct video link: https://youtu.be/SHRpeejfwE0

MIDNITE CITY were formed in January 2017 by current Tigertailz front-man (and former Vega, Steevi Jaimz and Teenage Casket Company member and songwriter) Rob Wylde. Wylde sang, played guitar and bass on the recordings whilst producer Pete Newdeck played drums, provided backing vocals and took care of the production. Wylde also brought in newcomer guitarist Miles Meakin who played  guitar solos on the recordings and former band mate James Martin (Vega) who laid down keyboards on the tracks. After being mixed by Newdeck, the songs were sent to Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) who mastered them at his studio in Canada.

The band’s self-titled debut album will be released on AOR Heaven on October 20th, 2017! www.facebook.com/midnitecityuk

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VIDEO NEWS – Pt. 2: Code Red release clip for „Heat Of The Night”!

Swedish AOR hopefuls CODE RED have released a new video for the track “Heat Of The Night”, taken from the album “Incendiary” which will be released on AOR Heaven on October 20th, 2017. Check out the video on Youtube:

Direct video link: https://youtu.be/cAB3VjmS2dE

CODE RED is the new Swedish AOR sensation led by singer/song-writer Ulrick Lönnqvist (ex SAHARA). The singer teamed up with co-writers Morgan Jensen (Swedish Erotica) and Michael Palace (Palace, Big Time), and along with lead guitarist Oscar Bromvall (Palace, Erika) and keyboard player Kaspar Dahlqvist (Shadowquest, Dionysus) the line-up was complete.  

www.facebook.com/CodeRedSweden

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