product: Rachel Mother Goose - Synra Bansho
release date: 03.12.2021
label: Pride & Joy Music
PR territory: world (-Asia)
In 1999, led by Hideshi Ueki (G), RMG was formed with Die (Vo), Seigen (B), Rinnba (Key), Yasuhiro Iida (Dr) in Nagoya, Japan. They played neoclassical heavy metal, taking Hideshi’s guitar-playing, heavily influenced by Yngwie Malmsteen and Rainbow RMG recorded and released first album, Magic Wand, independently in 2000, and signed with Japanese heavy metal label, Jackhammer Music.
Following the release of the 2nd album, Nadir (2002), the group changed all members but Hideshi Ueki, and performed at World Rock Fest in August, 2003, held by the Universiade in South Korea. Other bands who played there included BOWWOW, XYZ➔A, and Lolita No.18. The group performed in front of 6000 fans there. The 3rd album, Fortune Missionary (2004), and 4th record, Signs (2006) followed next.
In 2014, RMG changed into a solo project of Hideshi Ueki with first-rate support members: singer Sunghoon Kim from South Korea, bassist Kaz Nakamura of Kelly Simonz’s Blind Faith, keyboardist Takumi Matsubara and a session drummer. After writing new songs for the new album, they got down to pre-production in early 2016. Seeking for vivid acoustic sounds, they started recordings at Tapestry Recording Studio with engineer Fuyuhiko Inui in July, where Japanese bands like Solitude, Outrage and United have recorded as well. While Shinya Tange produced the drum sounds, Yusuke Abe from OUTRAGE and Saeko Kitamae also guested in some songs. Last but not least, they got Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline) to mix and master their songs.
On January 25th, 2017, the RACHEL MOTHER GOOSE released their 5th album, TOKIWA NO SAI via Spiritual Beast (Universal Music). Iｎ March 2018, the session drummer left the band and was replaced by Hiroki Hori.
In January 2018, RMG participated in a band competition to get to Wacken Open air in Germany and made it into the finals.This was followed by a Japanese tour together with POWERIZED from The Netherlands. A concert with Circus Maximus from Norway followed in Nagoya Japan later that year. In the meantime, the group has developed from a "neo classical HM band" to a "progressive melodic HM' band.
In June 2020, the recordings of “Synra Bansho” started at Inui Joy sound 601 studio with engineer Fuyuhiko Inui. Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline) mixed and mastered it in September 2020. The Asian release date was Japan was set to Summer 2021, in September 2021 RACHEL MOTHER GOOSE went into the studio again to record the European bonus track “The Earth Bounder”.