Power Metal band CRYSTAL TEARS is the latest addition to Pride & Joy Music’s roster! The Greek band’s new album “Decadence Deluxe” will be released on May 18th, 2018!


"The world's a stage, we plug & play"! With a steady evolution from the band's first demos to its latest instalments, Crystal Tears have managed to leave their mark as one of the most qualitative heavy metal acts, proven to be a persistent, innovative & unstoppable force. Their previous testimony "Hellmade", with music videos involving Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N' Roses, Sons Of Apollo) & actors Lew Temple (of The Walking Dead fame) & Lou Taylor Pucci (Evil Dead) - initiated their first European tour (with Mystic Prophecy), followed by their own headline Greek tour & a few more extended shows with Firewind/ ex-Ozzy Osbourne's Gus G.

Having gained a formidable reputation for delivering the goods on stage & via their honest and sing-along anthems, Crystal Tears strike back with the massively anticipated new album "Decadence Deluxe". With producer R. D. Liapakis (Mystic Prophecy, Devil's Train, Suicidal Angels etc.) on the front again, the quintet delivers high quality heavy metal dedicating heart & soul, managing to sound constantly inspired & fresh. Crystal Tears have always been original. And this unique blend of dynamics in aggressiveness & harmony has been introducing 'em continually to new audiences all over the world. And as good ol' friend Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper, ex-Slash's Snakepit) says... "all is rock"! And the story continues...

The artwork for “Decadence Deluxe” was designed by Caio Caldas (Dragonforce) and guest musicians include Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper, Slash's Snakepit), Karis Charisma (Deadsquad), Julien Nutz Deyres (Gorod) and Fidel De Jesus (Xeno Devata Project).


The PR for this release via Haulix will start in mid March.

Im November 2018 bringt die Ingolstädter Rock-Legende Bonfire mit insgesamt 20 Konzerten in 20 Städten und neuartigem Konzept zum ersten Mal die Produktion „Bonfire – A Night With Rock Legends“ auf die deutschen Bühnen!

Bonfire 2018


Bonfire selbst spielen an diesen Abenden ihre größten Hits und fungieren zudem als Backing-Band für zahlreiche internationale Rocklegenden. Die Besetzungsliste liest sich wie das „Who-Is-Who“ der Rockgeschichte; so werden u.a. Bobby Kimball (ex-Toto), Joe Lynn Turner (ex Rainbow, ex-Deep Purple), Dave Bickler (ex-Survivor „Eye Of The Tiger“) und Phil Mogg (UFO) u.v.m. ihre größten Hits darbieten.

Bonfire and Friends – A Night With Rock Legends....der Name ist Programm, so haben Bonfire zum Start der Tourneereihe alte Weggefährten und Freunde eingeladen. Mit Joe Lynn Turner (ex Rainbow, Deep Purple) schrieb die Band bereits 1987 die beiden Bonfire-Klassiker "Sweet Obsession" und "Sleeping All Alone" als auch die Ballade "Without You" für das 2017er Album "Byte The Bullet". Mit Phil Mogg von UFO war Hans Ziller 2014 auf Tour, und Bobby Kimball nahm bereits bei dem von Bonfire organisierten Benefiz 'Festival Rock For Asia' teil.

„Die Idee mit Bonfire and Friends geistert mir schon lange durch den Kopf“, sagt Hans Ziller, "eine Tour durch große Hallen, wo Bonfire zusammen mit Originalinterpreten die größten Hits der Rockgeschichte auf die Bühne bringen." Die 3-stündige Show ist nur so gespickt mit Rockkrachern wie "Burn",  "Smoke On The Water", "Child In Time", "Lights Out", "Doctor Doctor", "Jet City Woman", "Hold The Line", "Africa", "Eye Of The Tiger", "First Time",  um nur einige, wenige zu nennen.

Das Besondere daran ist, dass Bonfire dem Ganzen einen sehr harten Bonfire-typischen Sound verpassen werden, wie sie es schon bei ihrer beeindruckenden Coverversion von "Sweet Home Alabama" unter Beweis stellten. Eine typische 80er-Produktion mit Laufstegen, Treppen, Rampen und genialem Licht sowie Pyro-Effekten wird das Ganze optisch imposant abrunden. Und natürlich dürfen die größten Hits von Bonfire auch nicht fehlen.

BONFIRE – A Night With Rock Legends

präsentiert von: Rockantenne, Musix, Schall Magazin, Good Times, Rock It! & Hardline

  • 02.11. Fischach – Staudenlandhalle-Show
  • 03.11. Weimar - Congresshalle
  • 04.11. Fürth - Stadthalle
  • 05.11. Frankfurt - Batschkapp 
  • 06.11. Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
  • 07.11. Bremen - Aladin
  • 08.11. Berlin Columbiahalle
  • 09.11. Paderborn – Schützenhof Messecenter
  • 10.11. Ingolstadt - Saturn-Arena
  • 11.11. Balingen - Volksbank-Messe
  • 12.11. Saarbrücken - Garage
  • 13.11. Alsdorf - Stadthalle
  • 14.11. Hagen - Stadthalle
  • 15.11. Würzburg - Posthalle
  • 16.11. Alsfeld - Hessenhalle
  • 17.11. Freiberg - Tivoli
  • 18.11. CZ-Pilsen-Locomotive-Sporthalle
  • 19.11. Magdeburg – AMO-Arena
  • 20.11. Leipzig - Haus Auensee
  • 21.11. Hannover - Capitol

Das komplette Line-Up können Sie der untenstehenden Liste entnehmen:

Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Rainbow, ex-Deep Purple)

Phil Mogg (UFO)

Geoff Tate (singer Operation Mindcrime)

Dave Bickler (0rig. Singer, ex-Survivor “Eye of the Tiger”)

Bobby Kimball (ex-Toto)

Robin Beck (Coca Cola-Song “First Time”)

James Christian (House Of Lords)

Johnny Gioeli (Hardline, Axel Rudi Pell)

Alessandro DelVecchio  (Hardline)

Chris Boltendahl (Grave Digger)

Paul Morris (ex-Rainbow, Doro, Nena)

Special Guest: Quaster (Sänger/Gitarrist der deutschen Rocklegende Puhdys)

Weitere Informationen zur Veranstaltung finden Sie unter folgendem Link: Early Bird Tickets sind ab 53,00 Euro zzgl. Gebühren bis 28.03.2018 verfügbar.

Karten sind über CTS Eventim an allen bekannten Vorverkaufsstellen und über ab 63,00 Euro zzgl. Gebühren erhältlich.

Tournee-Veranstalter: Bonfire Productions


Product: Innfight – Black Dog

Release date: 13.04.2018

Label: Pride & Joy Music

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The story of INNFIGHT started at the end of the year 2013 in Mannheim, Germany with a line-up consisting of Sascha Wagner (guitar),
Michael Heck (keys) und Frank Widderson (vocals). About a year later and after writing songs together they began to record their debut CD „Boulevard Of Pain“ in Rolf Munkes’ Empire Studios in Bensheim (Hessia), Germany.

INNFIGHT later on were joined by the new members Udo Boppré (drums), Eugen Leonhardt (lead guitar) and Thomas Klesius (bass). After they were complete, they began to play live to bring INNFIGHT and the album into the focus of their fans.

In October 2017, INNFIGHT started to record their second album „Black Dog“ which is now set for a release on Pride & Joy Music on April 13th, 2018. During the recordings, bass player Thomas Klesius died due to serious illness. Tommy Schmitt, bass player of RED CIRCUIT, stepped in to help in these hard times and completed the bass recordings.

Impulsive rhythms, loaded with energetic guitar riffs, combined with spherical keyboard melodies and the distinctive voice of
Frank Widderson are the major trademarks of the band’s Alternative Rock/Metal sound – always with their own kind of interpretation. The songs themselves deal with emotions, experiences, impressions and topics such as human interaction and the daily struggle with the world both around and within us. “Black Dog” was once again produced by Rolf Munkes at Empire Studios.

Tracklist: 1. Not Me, 2. Black Dog, 3. The Cross, 4. Get Up, 5. Shame, 6. Out Of My Sight, 7. In Movement, 8. Located By No one, 9. Dead And Gone, 10. Bright Lights, 11. Feeding Your Demons

Line-Up: Sascha Wagner (guitar), Michael Heck (keys), Frank Widderson (vocals), Udo Boppré (drums), Eugen Leonhardt (lead guitar)

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UK Metal band SCREAMING BEAST are happy to announce the release of their new album “Our New Narrative Of Hate” via CDBaby in March 23rd, 2018! The PR for this release will start on Monday next via Haulix.

In advance, SCREAMING BEAST release a video clip for the track “Despair” today. Check it out on youtube via the following link:

Screaming Beast – Our New Narrative Of Hate

Release date: 23.03.2018

Label: self-released

Distributor: CDBaby

Video link “Despair”:

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Formed from the depths of the much revered Manchester (UK) metal scene, Screaming Beast fuse heavy metal and the swagger of the deep south to bring you groovy and bluesy melodic metal. Influences of the band include:  Black Label Society, Pantera, Lamb of God, Strapping Young Lad, Machine Head, In Flames, Dream Theater, At the Gates, The Haunted, Alter Bridge…. To name just a few.

The band began as the project of vocalist Anton War and drummer Daniel Mucs in the summer of 2013.  Once songs took shape, the band released the first EP “Blistering Lies” in February of 2014, followed by a second EP “To Assail and Conquer” in September 2015.

Soon after these releases, sights for the stage were set, and the bands line-up was solidified.  Daniel and Anton are joined by Arun Kamath (guitar, backing vocals), Rory Vallely (guitar) and Jason Hartley-Smith (bass, backing vocals).

Having each individually forged their own creative paths over the years, and with a lifetimes worth of combined musical experience, all five of these rather talented and handsome chaps are connected by their love for creating and playing the best music possible, and having jolly good fun in the process!

Lyrically, the band draws on a healthy mix of personal experience and outward commentary.  While not wishing to preach or force a particular message upon anyone, the listener is taken on a journey through the mind-set of the songs protagonists.

After a successful live outing with the full line up in November 2017, Screaming Beast brings you their debut album “Our New Narrative of Hate” in 2018.  The band promises ten tracks of groovers, shakers, bruisers and head banging neck-breakers.

Screaming Beast will be taking the material to the live setting around the world in the following months.  Check out the tour dates page for upcoming shows.


German label METALAPOLIS RECORDS will release the new album “Cold Star Dancer” from Hard Rock band MAVERICK on April 6th, 2018! Please, find the key facts about the band and the new album below. The PR started yesterday via Haulix and all registered contacts should have received their download invitation already.

Product: Maverick – Cold Star Dancer

Release date: April 6th, 2018

Label: Metalapolis Records

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Founded back in 2012 from the Balfour brothers Ryan and David, Maverick soon could establish themselves in the scene. With their first album „Quid Pro Quo“ they already could tour in Europe together with the Swedish Hard Rock stars THE POODLES. The from press and fans very well reviewed second album „Big Red“ saw the 5-piece from Belfast/Northern Ireland again on the road with Swedish superstars TREAT. They also played festivals like H.E.A.T FESTIVAL (Germany), ICEROCK and ROCKNACHT TENNWIL (Switzerland) and ROCKINGHAM in the UK, which helped them to grow their solid fan base to a massive one!

The new album „Cold Star Dancer“ marks a consequent follow-up to „Big Red“. Groovy and modern played Heavy Rock with killer hooklines and well produced by Neal Calderwood in the Manor Park Studios in Belfast. Singer David Balfour proves that he is one of the new heroes of the current Hard Rock generation and guitarist Ryan Balfour, who played almost all the guitars himself (second guitarist Terry McHugh left the band during the production), is without a doubt one of the upcoming shredders! Some songs saw guest performances from TREAT guitarist Anders Wikström („Ex Machina“ and „Cold Star Dancer“) and STORMZONE guitarist Steve Moore (Myrmidon“, „Viper“ and „Devil's Night“). Until they'll find a permanent new guitar player, Steve Moore will help the band out on live shows.


Line Up: David Balfour – vocals, Ryan Balfour – guitar, Richie Diver – bass, Jonathan Millar - drums

Discography: 2013 Talk's Cheap EP, 2014 Quid Pro Quo, 2016 Big Red, 2018 Cold Star Dancer