Spiral Key is a UK-based symphonic progressive metal band formed in 2012, specializing in melodic, thoughtful and heavy music, diverse themes and a subtly dark sense of humour. The band features the distinctive voice and intricate guitarwork of David McCabe and the thunderous bass work of Ken Wynne (Cut the Wire).
Spiral Key released their debut “Perfect Machine” in 2013, a diverse collection of songs with a focus on melody and featuring themes of love, loss and identity. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Bentham Studios in Ken’s home town of Swindon in the UK, the album was self-released. After a short hiatus and gathering live assistance from up-and-coming drummer Chris Allan (Esprit D'Air, Merithian) and guitarist Dan Carter (Belial), Spiral Key burst onto the stage in 2016 supporting a number of bands across the spectrum including Kingcrow and Votum.
After that successful year, Spiral Key’s second album “An Error of Judgement” was recorded at Outhouse Studios in the UK in early 2017, and will be released by Pride and Joy Music on January 19th, 2018. John Mitchell (Frost*, It Bites, Arena) contributes a guitar solo to the track “Dark Path”, vocalist Miguel Espinoza (Persefone) features on the track “Possessive”, and Dan Carter displays his inimitable style on the track “Sanctimonious”. Mixing and mastering were handled by David Castillo (Katatonia, Opeth) and Tony Lindgren (Angra, James LaBrie) at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. Artwork is the product of the mighty genre luminary Mattias Norén of ProgArt Media, touching on the paths described in the album.
“An Error of Judgement” examines the many misdeeds of mankind, from the major themes of disunity and disempowerment to the close-up and personal failings of people themselves. Darker and heavier, it elevates Spiral Key’s trademark progressive sound to new symphonic heights, while still making space for the band’s trademark humour and melody.
The first video for the album is for the track “Hollywood Dreams”, by Patric Ullaeus (Evergrey, Amaranthe) in Sweden and will be released on Youtube on November 24th, 2017 in advance.
The PR for this release will start tomorrow via Haulix.
SPIRAL KEY is: David McCabe (vocals, guitar); Ken Wynne (bass); Chris Allan (drums); Dan Carter (guitars)
Official Website: www.spiralkey.co.uk
Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/spiralkey
Italian Symphonic Metal band SECRET RULE release their 3rd studio album today on PRIDE & JOY MUSIC! “The Key To The World” so far has been received well by the press & radio alike.
During the next couple of months, the band around singer Angela Di Vicenzo will heavily support this release live at dates with KOBRA & THE LOTUS, XANDRIA, SERENITY and as headliner plus on festivals. Please find the tour poster and a full list of shows below.
In addition to this, SECRET RULE also has released three video clips – the latest one, for the track “Imaginary World”, feat. Aylin Giménez (ex SIRENIA) as guest is found here:
Direct link: https://youtu.be/KJNgnWwFHsM
SECRET RULE (as support to: THE KOBRA & THE LOTUS)
16.11. I-Roma, Traffic Live Club
17.11. I-Rozzano, Circolo Svolta
18.11. CH-Witzikon, Hall Of Fame
SECRET RULE (headline shows & festivals)
01.12. F-Nancy, Chez Paulette (feat. Aylin Giménez (ex Sirenia)
02.12. F-Paris, Pacific Rock (feat. Aylin Giménez (ex Sirenia)
16.02. BE-Maasmechelen, Jan Hertog
31.03. UK-Hartford (Hertfordshire), The Rock Den
01.04. UK-Birmingham, Quinphonic Fest
14.07. UK-Manchester, SOS Festival
SECRET RULE (as support for: XANDRIA)
08.12. I-Milano, Legend Club
09.12. I-Mantova, Arci Tom
10.12. D-Munich, Backstage
SECRET RULE (Symphonic Metal Nights Tour 2018: with SERENITY, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS, SLEEPING ROMANCE)
Presented by Sonic Seducer, Spark, Slam, Metal Talk, Lords Of Metal
09.02.A-Wörgl / Komma
10.02.D-Kaiserslautern / Kammgarn
11.02.CH-Wetzikon, Hall Of Fame
12.02.D-Frankfurt / Nachtleben
14.02.UK-London / Underworld
15.02.BE-Vosselaar / Biebob
About the band:
SECRET RULE was formed in the beginning of 2014 with the intention to create a special sound with powerful rhythms and catchy melodies. The band is fronted by the powerful voice of Angela Di Vincenzo (Kyla Moyl), masterminded by lead guitarist Andy Menario (Martiria) who has worked with big names such as Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio), Jeff Pilson (Dokken, Foreigner), and Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot). The line-up is completed by bassist Michele Raspanti (Graal) and drummer Nicola Corrente (Enemynside, Stick it out, Starkiller Sound).
Early in 2017 SECRET RULE supported Blaze Bayley for some gigs and then started to work on new material. The new album “The Key to the World” will be released by Pride & Joy Music on November 10th, 2017. Henrik Klingenberg (Sonata Arctica) and two new guests on this new CD, Henning Basse (Firewind and MaYan) and Ailyn Giménez (ex Sirenia), also appear on this third release of the band. It again was mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen (Antfarm Studio- Denmark); Fabio D’amore (Serenity) handled the pre-production and Simona Speedy Saccoccia took care of the artwork again. In addition, music videos for the tracks “Twin Flames”, “The Song Of The Universe” & “Imaginary World” feat. all three guests were released in advance to the album release.
Pre-order the album here: smarturl.it/secretrulekey
Official Website: www.secretrule.it Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/secretruleband Official YT Channel: www.youtube.com/c/SecretRule Official Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/secret_rule Official Instagram Page: www.instagram.com/secret_rule_official/ Official Reverbnation Profile: www.reverbnation.com/secretrule Official Google+ Profile: plus.google.com/+SecretRule
“The Extended Sessions” EP is the follow-up release to the extremely successful “The Four Seasons” album release by VIVALDI METAL PROJECT which hit the shelves in Summer 2016 on CD & double vinyl on Pride & Joy Music. The album up to today is one of the label’s best sellers and now being continued with this valuable EP which will shorten the waiting time for the fans until the next full album!
The digital version of the EP will be available at the usual outlets; the physical edition digipack is limited to 300 copies and will only be available at the band’s shows, at the label’s online shop and at selected mailorders.
Mistheria & Tsena Stefanova
(pic by: Martti Rosendahl)
Created and produced by Mistheria, VIVALDI METAL PROJECT are currently working on bringing the project onto stage with full band, orchestra and choir. During Summer/Autumn 2017, the band played a series of unplugged shows in Finland, in Bulgaria and in Italy in advance which resulted in the idea to put some of the extraordinary material onto this EP! “The Extended Sessions” includes four tracks which are centered around the group’s performance at “Kitee International Music And Art Festival” which took place in Kitee (Finland) on July 13th, 2017. Arranged by Mistheria, the performance at the “Sleeping Sun” event featured Mistheria himself on piano and Tsena Stefanova on vocals. An epic video for this track will also be available soon online.
“The Extended Sessions” EP opens with a newly recorded unplugged studio version of “The Four Seasons” medley which again was arranged by Mistheria who performed on this track on piano and was joined by vocalists Tsena Stefanova, Angel Wolf-Black and Dimitar Belchev plus Abigail Stahlschmidt on violin. Additionally to this track, the song “Vita” - one of the album's single - is featured twice on the EP: once as exclusive “original vocal session” as recorded by Dimitar Belchev on the first demo version of this song which impressed Mistheria at the first listening, and once as instrumental “karaoke”. Both versions are delivered with a brand new mix by Ivan Moni Bidin at Artesonika studios.
“Vita” was originally released with different singers on last year’s album. The track was arranged by Zhivko Koev and the line-up here includes Dimitar Belchev on vocals, Srdjan Brankovic on guitars, Chris Caffery (TSO, Savatage) with a guitar solo, Jeffrey Revet on keyboards, Royal Hunt’s Andreas Passmark on bass and Martijn Peters on drums.
Like the Vivaldi Metal Project's full length album "The Four Seasons", “The Extended Sessions” EP was mixed and mastered by Ivan Moni Bidin at Artesonika Studios in Italy and produced by Mistheria. Vivaldi Metal Project is currently booking more unplugged shows over Europe and USA. Dates will be announced soon!
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)
Press picture in hi-res: www.germusica.com/pics/Squealer2017.JPG