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
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
Spain’s leading Symphonic Folk Metal band LAST DAYS OF EDEN and PRIDE & JOY MUSIC have extended their collaboration and will release the new album “Chrysalis” on March 23rd, 2018.
The PR will start end of this week and a single & video release for the track “Falling In The Deep” will be available in advance from February 23rd, 2018.
Product: Last Days Of Eden – Chrysalis
Release date: 23.03.2018
Label: Pride & Joy Music
LAST DAYS OF EDEN is a stunning band from Spain performing symphonic folk metal. The band released their first album, “Ride The World”, in 2015, getting amazing reviews from all around the globe. In 2016 they played their first European tour, with more than 25 shows in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, and Spain.
Led by female singer Lady Ani, she puts the sweetest tones to the tunes. Their melodies not only include bagpipes, violins, and whistles, but also a full symphonic orchestra, all wrapped in a solid metal package in every song. The new album “Chrysalis” has been recorded and includes 11 amazing and encompassing tracks that will take your mind on an unforgettable journey. The record was produced by Dani G. and mastered by Mika Jussila (Nightwish, Stratovarius, Amorphis, etc.).
Line-up: Lady Ani – vocals, Dani G. – guitars & vocals, Adrián Huelga – bass, Juan Gómez – keyboards, Pindy Diaz – bagpipes & whistles, Sara Cabezas – violin, Leo Duarte – drums
Track list: Forevermore, 02. The Roots Of Life, 03. The Wanderer, 04. Dead Man’s Tale, 05. The Storyteller, 06. Falling In The Deep, 07. Aedea’s Daughter, 08. A Siren’s Song, 09. Heading For The Sun, 10. Romeo & Julian, 11. 7 Years Of Madness
AOR Heaven’s March 23rd, 2018 release will be the first solo album of former Michael Schenker Group and current Stargazery singer Jari Tiura. “Kings Of Lions” will be available on CD and digital.
The PR via Haulix will start on Wednesday! Jari also will be available for interviews.
Product: Jari Tiura – King Of Lions
Release date: 23.03.2018
Label: AOR Heaven
Jari Tiura, former Michael Schenker Group and current Stargazery and Century Lost singer, will release his debut solo album on 23rd March 2018. ‘King Of Lions’ is a bit different than his previous outputs. The solo debut album has a mark of AOR to it, but also offers genuine hard rock feeling at times.
Jari Tiura was born 1968 in Tampere, Finland. He began to sing around the age of 17 when he also formed his first real band Crommer. Two years later the band changed their name to Bourbon and started to play gigs in their hometown.
A big change in Jari Tiura’s musical career happened in the end of the 90´s, when he joined Snakegod, a Finnish power metal band. With Snakegod he released an album called “Invitation” in 2001.
In 2004 Michael Schenker contacted Jari Tiura and asked him if he would like to fly over to London for an audition gig. Everything went well and Jari even recorded most of his lead vocals for the upcoming MSG release “Tales Of Rock N Roll” during his stay in London. The first MSG concert featuring Jari Tiura on vocals took place in 2006. The show was broadcasted live from Underground, Cologne and aired on the show “Rockpalast” on German TV.
Between 2006 and 2007 Jari toured with MSG in Europe, Asia, the USA and Japan, and played big festivals like Wacken Open Air and Sweden Rock to name a few.
After leaving MSG, the singer joined Finnish band Stargazery. With Stargazery, he so far has released two albums, "Eye On The Sky" (2011) and "Stars Aligned" (2015). He is also a member of a new group called Century Lost which is currently working on a debut album to be released in 2018.
A few years ago Jari Tiura and his good friend and producer Sami Ala-lahti hooked up and started to write music together for his first solo album. “King Of Lions” is a release that, from the beginning, was meant to sound different from anything he had done in the past. Sami Ala-lahti handled the production and also played rhythm guitars, sang backing vocals and did some programming.
This release also features Yrjö Ella on lead guitars, Jaan Wessman on bass and drums. On keyboards you will find Jussi Kulomaa, Jani Kemppinen and Mikko Kangasjärvi. Jari Tiura is the executive producer. “King Of Lions” was mixed by Antto Tuomainen and mastered by Esa Orjatsalo.
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German Melodic Rock label AOR Heaven is happy to announce two new signings for late 2018 releases!
COME TASTE THE BAND sign with AOR Heaven for world-wide release!
Norwegian rockers COME TASTE THE BAND are currently in the studio working on a brand new album. The record will feature contributions from former Rainbow singers Doogie White and Joe Lynn Turner.
Get ready for a Melodic Hard Rock album with blues & funk influences in the tradition of the great bands from the seventies!
This record will be released world-wide on AOR HEAVEN in late 2018.
Check out live stuff from the band here (feat. Bernie Marsden & Doogie White): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ut5UG9mgZg
Swedish Melodic Rockers TASTE are finally back with a new album which will display a more diverse collection of 12 songs than the record before.
The band says: ”We’ve been planning the album for 4 years, but time was a factor that didn’t work in our favor, so it wasn’t until 2017 we properly started to work on it. And we are very proud of the end result.”
Here comes an official lyric video for the track “We Are Back”:
Just like before, the Borg brothers wrote and produced all songs together. The record will be recorded and mixed by Christoffer (Evergrey, Art Nation and Kee Marcello) at Top Floor Studios, Gothenburg.
More about TASTE on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tasteswe
Swedish Hard Rock band UNIVERSE INFINITY (formerly known as UNIVERSE) will release their comeback album “Rock Is Alive” on PRIDE & JOY MUSIC on April 13th, 2018 on CD & as download!
On the same day, PRIDE & JOY will, in co-operation with Universal Music, also re-issue the classic, self-titled “Universe” album from 1985 on CD. The re-issue will be remastered and come with an expanded booklet.
The PR for these releases will start in mid February via Haulix.
UNIVERSE started in 1982 in Upplands Väsby, Sweden, where hard rock ruled the streets. The members hailed from several different local bands. After leaving the band Moon, lead guitarist Michael Kling, who founded the band WC in the late 70's with John Norum, became one of UNIVERSE’s founding members. Bassist Hasse Hagman, who played in Joey Tempest's first band, along with drummer Anders Wetterström and guitarist Per Nilsson, all came from the band Twilight. Once UNIVERSE got their hands on keyboard player Fredrik Kriström and singer Kjell Wallen, the band was complete. They played diligently for a couple of years all over Sweden, opening for Nazareth, among many other gigs. In 1985, the band released its self-titled debut album with songs like "Rollin’ On", "Stories from the Old Days", and "Strong Vibrations". In 1986, Kjell Wallen left the band on good terms following creative differences and was subsequently replaced by Janne Åström. With Janne as the new frontman, the band focused fully on a follow-up to their debut album. Several demos were recorded but never ended up in the right hands. The band dissolved in early 1988 and then had a short reunion for a final show in the ice hall in Upplands Väsby later that year.
Universe - Universe Universe Infinitiy - Rock Is Alive
The band members went their separate ways, each showing up here and there in different contexts with connections to music. Everyone maintained occasional contact and eventually Per Nilsson reached out to the others to see if they were interested in playing together again. In 2002, all the members met up together for the first time in 14 years. They immediately knew they wanted to play again, and became convinced that the old material still had potential. Everyone agreed that a new album had to be released, but also that they were being pulled in different directions. For several years they kept continuous contact, waiting for the time when recording an album became inevitable. At first, UNIVERSE lacked a singer, but suddenly one day he was just there. Andreas Eklund (ex-House Of Shakira) became the new front man, his narrative lyrics and tasteful melodies opening the door to another dimension, so the band could take a bigger step into the galaxy. Now, finally, UNIVERSE is back as UNIVERSE INFINITY with “Rock Is Alive”, a powerful album that is a tribute to the music of the 70’s and 80's, and to their youth in Upplands Väsby.
“Rock Is Alive” was produced by Michael Kling and Per Nilsson at Kling Studios, and mixed and mastered by Stefan Helleblad; drums were recorded in Standstraight Studio One Scandinavia. The artwork was created by Sylvain Lucchina at Razor Images.
Line-Up: Michael Kling – Lead Guitar; Andreas Eklund – Vocals; Hasse Hagman – Bass; Freddie Kriström – Keyboard; Anders Wetterström – Drums; Per Nilsson – Guitar