We’re happy to announce the signing of German Gothic/ Dark Metal band VOODOMA!
Based in Düsseldorf, Germany the group since 2002 has released six albums and three EP’s and played more than 150 live shows and several big festivals including Wacken Open Air, Ragnaröck, Castle Rock plus many more!
Voodoma are currently working on their new full-length album release which will be available in Autumn 2017 on Pride & Joy Music!
Listen to the band on Spotify: spotify:artist:3Ovn0fSBtUfaYoi8WqRARG
13.05. CH-Zürich, Dynamo Werk 21
27.05. D-Kierspe, Gut Haarbecke – Gothic Meets Rock Festival
23.06. NL-Eygelshoven, Rockheaven – Dark Rock Festival
30.06. D-Münster, Das Schloss Rockt 2017
04.08. D-Dormagen, Freilichtbühne – Rock N Roll Slam Festival (mit Heldmaschine, Unzucht, End of Green, Jaded Heart, The Other, Kissin‘ Dynamite u.v.m.)
30.09. D-Essen, Ground Zero
09.12. D-Neuss, Hamtorkrug, Schwarze Nacht
STARSICK SYSTEM is a new sensation in modern hard rock featuring vocalist and guitarist Marco Sandron (Pathosray, Eden’s Curse, Fairyland, etc), bassist Valeria Battain and lead guitarist David Donati (both known in Syrayde) plus producer, songwriter and drummer Ivan Moni Bidin (Pathosray, Ashent, Garden Wall, Syrayde, etc) in the line-up.
Today, the lyric video for the first instant grat/ single “Bulletproof” will be released. Check out the video on youtube at this link:
Bassist Valeria Battain comments on the track: “Bulletproof is song of “rebellion" but with an ironic tone. It will take on a personal meaning to everyone who hears it, but the message is the same: stand up for what you believe in, no matter what other people say, face your enemies, be proud of you and take back yourself respect against bullies, self-centered and arrogant ones. We chose this song as first single cause the mood and the melodies are the perfect evolution of our original sound. It’s a perfect match of heavy riffing and catchy refrains that is what distinguishes us mostly!”
The album “Lies, Hope & Other Stories” will hit the shelves on June 23rd, 2017 via Pride & Joy Music. Next to 10 original songs, the record also features an outstanding cover of the Chris Cornell song “You Know My Name” (James Bond 007 – Casino Royale soundtrack).
Line-up: Marco Sandron – vocals, guitars; David Donati – guitars; Ivan Moni Bidin – drums, Valeria Battain – bass
Track list: 1. Nebolus, 2. I Am The Hurricane, 3. Bulletproof, 4. Sinner, 5. The Promise, 6. Scars, 7. Everything And More, 8. Come One, Come All, 9. Perfect Lie, 10. Hope, 11. You Know My Name (Chris Cornell 007 soundtrack cover)
Pre-order the album here: http://hyperurl.co/StarsickHopesLies
Produced, recorded, mixed & mastered by Ivan Moni Bidin @ Artesonika Studio (Pordenone - Italy)
All music by Ivan Moni Bidin, all lyrics by Valeria Battain, arrangements by Valeria Battain and Starsick System
Artwork by Dixon Jong @ Intuitive Design
Photo by Max Valerio Photographer
The PR for this release will start on May 2nd, 2017. Please send us your requests!
EMPIRE just released an audio video for the track "One In A Million" from the album "Trading Souls" which will be released on May 26th, 2017! Just click onto the cover below for watching the clip:
EMPIRE is the Hard Rock band of German guitarist Rolf Munkes (ex Majesty, ex Razorback, Crematory) which has released four exceptional albums in between the years of 2001 and 2007. On these releases, Munkes was accompanied by numerous high-class musicians.
The history of EMPIRE began in the year 2001 with the release of the album “Hypnotica” (Lion Music) which featured both the American singers Mark Boals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) and Lance King (ex Nightmare) on vocals. The line-up at the time was completed by Neil Murray (bass, ex Whitesnake, Brian May Band, Black Sabbath etc.), Gerald Klos (drums), Anders Johansson (drums, ex Stratovarius) and Don Airey (keyboards, ex Rainbow, Deep Purple). Rolf Munkes produced „Hypnotica“ himself; the mix was handled by Stefan Kaufmann (ex Accept, ex U.D.O.).
Only one year later, “Trading Souls”, the band’s second album came out on Lion Music. The CD once again was produced by Munkes with the mix being handled by Kaufmann. On this release, singer extraordinare Tony Martin (ex Black Sabbath) replaced King and Martin on the vocal spot.
Tony Martin also sang on the – up until now – most successful CD from EMPIRE, “The Rave Ride”, which was released in 2006 on German label Metal Heaven. Besides of Munkes, who, for the first also produced and mixed this release himself at his own Empire Studios in Bensheim, Germany, Neil Murray took again care of the bass work whilst the drums this time were handled by ex-Rage/ex-Axxis drummer André Hilgers.
In 2007, the so far last album of EMPIRE saw the light of day. “Chasing Shadows” was once again released on Metal Heaven and the first record feat. former Rainbow singer Doogie White in the line-up. Mike Terrana (ex Rage, ex Axel Rudi Pell, Tarja Turunen) joined the group on drums.
In 2017, German label Pride & Joy Music will re-issue all four releases in a revised version. “Trading Souls” which will be released on May 26th, 2017.
KINGS OF BROADWAY – new video available!
The first video and single from KING OF BROADWAY's self-titled debut album (to be released April 28th, 2017) is now available! Check out the video for the track "Berserk" below!
iTunes link to the single:
Video on Youtube:
PRIDE & JOY MUSIC is happy to announce the signing of Australian Melodic Rock band THE RADIO SUN! Based in Melbourne, Australia the band consisting of Jason Old (lead vocals & guitars), Stevie Janevski (lead guitar, bass, backing vocals; Black Majesty) and Gilbert Annese (drums) is currently working on their fourth release “Unstoppable” which is planned for a release in late October 2017. This new album once again will be mixed by Paul Laine (solo, Danger Danger, Dark Horse).
The band has just completed another European tour which included an astonishing performance at Hard Rock Hell AOR Fest and very successful shows in the UK and a gig in Greece. THE RADIO SUN will return to Europe with dates in the UK, Greece & Germany at least in March 2018.
Connect with the band at: www.facebook.com/TheRadioSun
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ALDARIA – “Land Of Light” released tomorrow!
The album “Land Of Light” from Symphonic/Power Metal band ALDARIA will be released tomorrow. The CD is available in our online shop with a free sticker as bonus which is only available through us.
Get the CD incl. the sticker at this link: https://goo.gl/E2YJiD
Watch the official video clip for “Guardians Of The Light” here: https://youtu.be/eQjPH774E68
LIONCAGE - “The Second Strike” available from tomorrow!
German AOR band LIONCAGE will release their new album “The Second Strike” tomorrow. This release will be available at all fine stores but a limited edition bundle which also includes their first album “Done At Last” for free is only available via our label online store and through some retailers based in the UK. Our shop edition also includes a free sticker as extra gift:
Lioncage – Ltd. Bundle: https://goo.gl/SGjSbN
Watch their official video for “Journeyman” here: https://youtu.be/IISpVQfC4DU
STEFAN BERGGREN to perform with keyboard legend DON AIREY at Musikmesse Frankfurt in April!
Swedish singer STEFAN BERGGREN once again will join keyboard legend DON AIREY’s band for a performance on center stage at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany on April 6th & 7th. For more details on this event, check this link:
Stay tuned for more updates and news about a new Melodic Rock signing next week!
PRIDE & JOY MUSIC is proud to announce the signing of German Symphonic Metal band ONCE! Based in Münster, Germany the female-fronted four-piece is currently working on their full length-debut album “After Earth” which is scheduled for a release in January 2018!
Formed in the year 2012, ONCE first started to work on creating a fully orchestrated Metal project. This process resulted in the release of a first demo EP and two video clips in the year 2015 which were recorded and filmed at the conservatory in Enschede, The Netherlands. Singer Alina Lesnik is now already known for her popular Youtube cover channel and her participation in our best selling release the VIVALDI METAL PROJECT. The line-up next to Alina consists of Frank Wypchol (keys), Alexander Hey (drums) and Marco Paulzen (male vocals, guitars).
In late 2016, ONCE caught the attention of PRIDE & JOY MUSIC with their demo and met up with the label to work on ideas on how to realize the concept together. In January 2017, the four-piece group finally signed a record deal with the label.
Earlier this week, ONCE have started an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to complete the album production. Please read the complete story about the group, watch & share their videos and support ONCE at this link:
Further band links:
Band pic in hi-res: www.germusica.com/pics/once-hires.JPG