German press release for HARTMANN:

Ab Ende Oktober wird die Band um Oliver Hartmann nun endlich mit dem aktuellen Album auf Club-Tour unterwegs sein, präsentiert vom GUITAR Magazin und Deutschlands Nr. 1 der Rocksender, der ROCKANTENNE!

Mit seiner Band HARTMANN sowie auch als fester Bestandteil des Megasellers AVANTASIA gilt Oliver Hartmann seit langem schon als begnadeter und weltweit gefragter Sänger und Gitarrist seines Genres. Des weiteren kennt man ihn auch als Kopf des europaweit erfolgreichen Pink Floyd Tributes ECHOES, als ehemaliger Sideman von ROCK MEETS CLASSIC und als Ex-Frontmann der Neo-Classic-Metaller AT VANCE. Schon seit dem ersten Album ’Out in the cold’ (2005) zählt HARTMANN zu den besten modernen deutschen Hardrock-Acts und hat im Sommer mit ’Hands On The Wheel’ das mittlerweile sechste Studioalbum veröffentlicht. Mit der Single ’Don’t want back down’ und dem grossartigen Duett ’Simple man’ mit MR BIG’s Frontmann Eric Martin erhielt das Album Top-Platzierungen in den Verkaufscharts von Amazon (#19 Hardrock / Metal) und erfreulich guten Kritiken in der weltweiten Presse. Nicht selten wurde es als das bis dato beste Album der Band bezeichnet.

HARTMANN 'HANDS ON THE WHEEL-TOUR '18/'19'!

präsentiert von Guitar & Rockantenne

25.09.18 DE - Weilburg / HP’s 42 

26.10.18 DE - Grebenhain / Vogelsberger Hof 

10.11.18 DE - München / Backstage Halle 

18.11.18 BE - Genk / Colosseum

06.12.18 DE - Duisburg / Steinbruch 

08.12.18 DE - Geiselwind / Christmas Bash Festival

17.01.19 DE - Aldenhoven / Rockheaven

18.01.19 DE - Nürnberg / Der Cult

19.01.19 CH - Trübbach / Jonny’s Lion Cave

31.01.19 DE - Weiher / Live Music Hall

01.02.19 DE - Calw / Saal 51

16.02.19 DE - Dortmund / Blue Notez Club 

Web:

www.oliverhartmann.com

www.facebook.com/HartmannBand

www.youtube.com/oliverhartmann

This month with news from: Black Majesty, Eunomia, Lioncage, Once, Orion’s Reign, Vivaldi Metal Project, and a tour date update.

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::: ORION’S REIGN – artwork revealed; “Scores Of War” to be released on October 19th, 2018!::

Orion's Reign are back with their second full-length studio album, "Scores of War", set for an October 19th release by Pride & Joy Music.

     

Artwork by: Stan W. Decker

The album was engineered, mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios (Powerwolf, Arch Enemy, Dragonforce, Amorphis etc.),  in Sweden by Jens Bergen, Linus Corneliusson and Orion's Reign, includes 11 tracks of epic/symphonic metal.

The band continues the music path it had already begun with the previous album "Nuclear Winter", offering this time a full symphonic experience profoundly influenced by epic movie scores, with a complete orchestra, bombastic rhythms, massive choirs and guest appearances such as Tim Ripper Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth), Bob Katsionis (Firewind), Mark Boals (Malmsteen) and others.

The record is extremely diversified and contains much to explore, from Symphonic Speed Metal to catchy (Hard) Rock sounds, as well as operatic refrains filigreeing rich emotionality. The single "The Undefeated Gaul" is the first appetizer of the album, with fast riffs, heavy rhythm section and furious guitar solos! Stay tuned for more single releases!

Website: http://www.orionsreign.com

Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/orionsreign

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Orions-Reign/32671965675?fref=ts

PR: already has started; album available in Haulix

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::: ONCE – debut album “After Earth” to be released on October 19th, 2018!”

 ONCE is a metal band from North Rhine Westphalia (Germany), whose style can be described as Symphonic Metal.     

The music of ONCE is inspired by neo-romantic soundtrack music and includes typical elements of a classical Aristotelian drama, combined with heavy guitars and drums.

The band was formed in 2012, when keyboarder Frank Wypchol, lead singer Alina Lesnik, guitarist Marco Paulzen and drummer Alexander Hey decided to create a full orchestrated metal project.

In 2013 ONCE released acoustic versions of their songs My Fairytale and Distorted Smiles, which were recorded and filmed as university project at the ArtEZ Conservatorium in Enschede/NL. Afterwards ONCE worked on their demo EP, which was released 2015.

Their music-video of the single The Hour Of Eden's Fall gave a first impression of what is to come with their first full length studio album AFTER EARTH.

Check out the video at this link: https://youtu.be/nvYyHzYi_Us

Line-up: Alina Lesnik: Vocals & Lyrics; Marco Paulzen: Guitars, Bass & Grim Vocals; Frank Wypchol: Keys & Piano and Orchestrations; Alexander Hey: Drums

Orchestra and choir arrangements by Frank Wypchol

Produced by Frank Wypchol & Marco Paulzen

Recorded & Engineered by Marco Paulzen in Münster, Germany

www.once-official.de

https://www.youtube.com/once-official

https://www.facebook.com/pg/once.official.music

PR: the PR for “After Earth” via Haulix will start early next week

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::: Two new live videos from VIVALDI METAL PROJECT available, electric show announced! :::

"Tragic Serenade" - World Premiere at Kitee International Music and Art Festival (Finland) on July 15th 2018. A new song by Vivaldi Metal Project based on Franz Schubert's "Serenade" arranged and composed by Mistheria. Concept and Production by Mistheria. Lyrics (here below) by Douglas R. Docker. Digital Artwork by Adrian Olebinski. Production Assistance by Zhivko Koev.

Youtube link: https://youtu.be/vq6et8zqnxQ

Picture: Martti Rosendahl

Performers: Angel Wolf - Black, Dimitar Belchev, Tsena Stefanova (vocals) - Abigail Stahlschmidt (violin) - Mistheria (piano) - Quentin Cornet (guitar) - Joonas Tuuri (contrabass). Staff: Samppa Hirvonen (audio), Joonas Tarkkonen (lights), Ukko Torni (video), Zhivko Koev (digital artwork live sync), Plamen Dimov (management).

Also recorded at their unplugged show at Kitee International Music and Art Festival 2018 in Kitee (Finland), here's Vivaldi Metal Project version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA" arranged by Mistheria.

Youtube link: https://youtu.be/RTvhgio_ORM  

After the extremely successful unpugged tours, VIVALDI METAL PROJECT will play their first full electric show on September 23rd, 2018 in Bulgaria:

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1867519573340936/

Current album: The Four Seasons

Web: www.vivaldimetalproject.com

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::: BLACK MAJESTY on tour, new album and lyric video! :::

   

To support their upcoming release “Children Of The Abyss”, BLACK MAJESTY will play some release gigs. These are the dates

BLACK MAJESTY

08.09. AUS-Melbourne (with Dragonland)

27.09. D-Ludwigsburg, Beatklub (Schlagzeug Museum) (with Sebastien & Squealer)

28.09. D-Waldbronn, Soundcheck One (with Sebastien & Squealer)

06.10. BE-De Roeselare, De Verlichte Geest (with Squealer)

09.10. CZ-Prague, t.b.a.

26.10. AUS-Melbourne (album launch)

27.10. AUS-Sydney (album launch)

Watch the lyric video for “Something’s Goin On Here”:

https://youtu.be/9CI_plYR2GY

Current album: Children Of The Abyss (out on Sept 21st on CD, vinyl and digital)

www.blackmajesty.com

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::: New video from EUNOMIA for the track “Last Stand”! :::

"Last Stand" is the second single from the debut Album from EUNOMIA which is entitled "The Chronicles Of Eunomia Pt.1". The record was released digitally and on CD on August 24th, 2018.

Video URL: https://youtu.be/8cgRuVMkiAASondre Sørensen Brøndstad – Drums Guests: Jimmy Hedlund (Falconer) – Guitarsolo David Aakeson (Quantice) – Vocal and choirs Kimmo Peramaki (ex-Celesty, Masquerage) – Vocal and choirs Artemij Ryabovol (December XII) – Vocal and choirs Sondre Sørensen Brøndstad – Drums Guests: Jimmy Hedlund (Falconer) – Guitarsolo David Aakeson (Quantice) – Vocal and choirs Kimmo Peramaki (ex-Celesty, Masquerage) – Vocal and choirs Artemij Ryabovol (December XII) – Vocal and choirs

Line-up on "Last Stand": Peter Danielsen – synth/orchestration and choirs; Marius Danielsen – Lead and rhythm guitars and choirs; Sondre Sørensen Brøndstad – Drums

Guests: Jimmy Hedlund (Falconer) – Guitar solo; David Aakeson (Qantice) – Vocal and choirs; Kimmo Peramaki (ex-Celesty, Masquerage) – Vocal and choirs; Artemij Ryabovol (December XII) – Vocal and choirs

Eunomia is a Power Metal band from Norway formed in 2011 by Peter Danielsen. The group  released a demo EP called “Crystal Sword” in 2013, and started writing and recording the debut album “Chronicles Of Eunomia Part 1” in 2016. After two years in the making, the record  is finally ready to be unleashed.

It is set place in the fantasy world of Valley Doom and Eunomia created by the two brothers Marius and Peter Danielsen.

For more Information, please visit:

www.facebook.com/Eunomiaband

::: LIONCAGE – new video for “Black Water” available! :::

This is the official video clip for the track "Black Water" from the band LIONCAGE. The song is taken from the upcoming Album "Turn Back Time" which will be released on September 21st, 2018!

Video URL: https://youtu.be/kz7OWOnGMC0

For more Information, please visit:

www.lioncage.de

www.facebook.com/classicrockfromgermany

new album: “Turn Back Time” (out: Sept. 21st, 2018)

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::: TOUR DATES :::

BLACK MAJESTY

08.09. AUS-Melbourne (with Dragonland)

27.09. D-Ludwigsburg, Beatklub (Schlagzeug Museum) (with Sebastien & Squealer)

28.09. D-Waldbronn, Soundcheck One (with Sebastien & Squealer)

06.10. BE-De Roeselare, De Verlichte Geest (with Squealer)

09.10. CZ-Prague, t.b.a.

26.10. AUS-Melbourne (album launch)

27.10. AUS-Sydney (album launch)

CRYING STEEL

31.08. I-Bologna, Ca de Mandorli

19.10. I-Rome, Let It Beer

20.10. I-Florence, Circus Club

24.11. I-Misano Adriatico (Rimini), Wave Alternative Club

CRYSTAL TEARS (with Gus. G & Maverick)

13.10. UK-Pontypridd, Muni Arts Center

14.10. UK-London, Underworld

15.10. UK-Grimsby, Yardbirds

16.10. UK-Sheffield, Corporation

17.10. UK-Bilston, Robin

18.10. UK-Manchester, Rebellion

CRYSTAL TEARS

25.07.-27.07.2019 D-Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Headbanger’s Open Air

ECHOES

05.10. D-München, Circus Krone (L-Show)

12.10. D-Reinbek (near Hamburg), Sachsenwald Hotel (L-Show)

13.10. DK-Knebel, Hotel Fuglsocentret (L-Show)

27.10. D-Schwetzingen, Lutherhaus

02.11. D-Osnabrück, Rosenhof

14.11. RUS-Moscow, Crocus City Hall (XL-Show)

30.11. D-Fulda, Alte Piesel

01.12. D-Rastatt, Badnerhalle (L-Show)

07.12. D-Landau, Universum, Kinocenter

15.12. D-Bautzen, Körsehalle Kirschau

EIGENSINN

01.09. Mannheim, Maimarkt - Black Castle Festival (with Lord of the Lost, Stahlmann and more)

EIGENSINN with Stoneman, Root4 & Reptil

12.09. D-Frankfurt, Nachtleben

13.09. D-Nürnberg, Cult

14.09. D-Erfurt, From Hell

15.09. D-Stuttgart, Club Zentral

16.09. D-Mannheim, 7er Club

FALASCHI, EDU (AlmaH, Ex- Angra) – Rebirth Of Shadows Tour

13.09. ES-Barcelona, Sala Boveda

14.09. ES-Vitoria/ Gasteiz, Urban Rock

15.09. ES-Madrid, Sala Copernico

16.09. ES-Puertollano, Krater Rock City

20.09. B-Genk, Colloseum

21.09. B-Hautrage, Canal 10

22.09. I-Vercelli, Officine Sonore

23.09. I-Rome, Defrag

24.09. I-Mantova. Arci Tom

DEVICIOUS with Xtasy & Hardline:

06.12. D-Hamburg, Logo

07.12. D-Bochum, Rockpalast

08.12. D-Mörlenbach, Live Music Hall

09.12. D-Munich, Backstage Club

14.12. ES-Donostia, VII Gabonak In HELL Festival

15.12. ES-Zaragoza, Forever Rock Festival

HARTMANN

10.11. D-Munich, Backstage (plus Magical Heart)

JAG (Jimi Anderson Group)

17.11. UK-Motherwell, Concert Hall (Firestorm Rocks)

LAST DAYS OF EDEN

10.11. ES-Malaga, Sala Eventual Music (Female Metal Fest)

17.11. ES-Salamanca, Nave Bunker

LICHTGESTALT

02.11. D-Oberhausen, Theater an der Niebuhrg (Tiefenrausch – Rock Musical Show)

03.11. D-Oberhausen, Theater an der Niebuhrg (Tiefenrausch – Rock Musical Show)

04.11. D-Oberhausen, Theater an der Niebuhrg (Tiefenrausch – Rock Musical Show)

09.11. D-Oberhausen, Theater an der Niebuhrg (Tiefenrausch – Rock Musical Show)

10.11. D-Oberhausen, Theater an der Niebuhrg (Tiefenrausch – Rock Musical Show)

11.11. D-Oberhausen, Theater an der Niebuhrg (Tiefenrausch – Rock Musical Show)

LIONCAGE

14.09. D-Aldenhoven, Rockheaven

SEBASTIEN

27.09. D-Ludwigsburg, Beatklub (Schlagzeug Museum) (with Squealer & Black Majesty)

28.09. D-Waldbronn, Soundcheck One (with Squealer & Black Majesty)

SECRET RULE (headline shows & festivals)

31.10 CH - Sursee - Kulturwerk 118 *

01.11 FR - Colmar - Le Grillen *

02.11 BE - Diest - Moonlight Music Hall *

03.11 NL - Podium Gorcum *

04.11 DE - Mannheim, 7er Club *

(* = with supports: Beyond God and Shadowrise)

SECRET RULE (as support for Visions Of Atlantis):

14.09 D-Geislingen, MieV

15.09 D-Bad Friedrichshall, Lemmy's

SQUEALER

27.09. D-Ludwigsburg, Beatklub (Schlagzeug Museum) (with Sebastien & Black Majesty)

28.09. D-Waldbronn, Soundcheck One (with Sebastien & Black Majesty)

06.10. BE-De Roeselare, De Verlichte Geest (with Black Majesty)

SOUL SECRET

12./13.10. F-Toulouse, Very Prog Festival (with Sons Of Apollo, Persifone and more)

STAMINA

01.09. PL-Zgierz City of Power Fest

VICE

02.12. D-Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik (Heat Festival)

VIVALDI METAL PROJECT

23.09. BUL-Plovdiv, Roman Theatre

VOODOMA

01.09. D-Mannheim, Maimarkt, Black Castle Festival

22.09. D-Düsseldorf, Summer Moon Festival

05.10. D-Magdeburg, Benefiz for Kids Festival

30.10. D-Aldenhoven, Rockheaven - Darkrock Festival

This month with news from: Last Days Of Eden and some tour dates…quiet times here during this year’s hot Summer.

:::New video clip from LAST DAYS OF EDEN :::

LAST DAYS OF EDEN have uploaded a new video clip for the track “The Roots Of Life”, a song from their current album “Chrysalis”. The footage was recorded during their recent tour.

Check the clip out here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SECCU66Wz4&feature=youtu.be

Web: www.lastdaysofeden.es

Current album: "Chrysalis"

 

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::: TOUR DATES :::

BLACK MAJESTY

08.09. AUS-Melbourne (with Dragonland)

10.10. BE-De Roeselare, De Verlichte Geest (with Squealer)

26.10. AUS-Melbourne (album launch)

27.10. AUS-Sydney (album launch)

CRYING STEEL

31.08. I-Bologna, Ca de Mandorli

19.10. I-Rome, Let It Beer

20.10. I-Florence, Circus Club

24.11. I-Misano Adriatico (Rimini), Wave Alternative Club

ECHOES

24.08. D-Lemberg, Burg Lemberg

05.10. D-München, Circus Krone (L-Show)

12.10. D-Reinbek (near Hamburg), Sachsenwald Hotel (L-Show)

13.10. DK-Knebel, Hotel Fuglsocentret (L-Show)

27.10. D-Schwetzingen, Lutherhaus

02.11. D-Osnabrück, Rosenhof

14.11. RUS-Moscow, Crocus City Hall (XL-Show)

30.11. D-Fulda, Alte Piesel

01.12. D-Rastatt, Badnerhalle (L-Show)

07.12. D-Landau, Universum, Kinocenter

15.12. D-Bautzen, Körsehalle Kirschau

EIGENSINN

01.09. Mannheim, Maimarkt - Black Castle Festival (with Lord of the Lost, Stahlmann and more)

EIGENSINN with Stoneman, Root4 & Reptil

12.09. D-Frankfurt, Nachtleben

13.09. D-Nürnberg, Cult

14.09. D-Erfurt, From Hell

15.09. D-Stuttgart, Club Zentral

16.09. D-Mannheim, 7er Club

DEVICIOUS with Xtasy & Hardline:

06.12. D-Hamburg, Logo

07.12. D-Bochum, Rockpalast

08.12. D-Mörlenbach, Live Music Hall

09.12. D-Munich, Backstage Club

14.12. ES-Donostia, VII Gabonak In HELL Festival

15.12. ES-Zaragoza, Forever Rock Festival

JAG (Jimi Anderson Group)

04.08. UK-York, The Crescent

17.11. UK-Motherwell, Concert Hall (Firestorm Rocks)

LAST DAYS OF EDEN

10.11. ES-Malaga, Sala Eventual Music (Female Metal Fest)

17.11. ES-Salamanca, Nave Bunker

LIONCAGE

14.09. D-Aldenhoven, Rockheaven

REXORIA

25.08. SE-Hästveda, Äskebergafestivalen

  

SECRET RULE (headline shows & festivals)

03.08 ES - Puertollano - Sala Krater

04.08 ES - Torreperogil - Barcia Metal Fest

31.10 CH - Sursee - Kulturwerk 118 *

01.11 FR - Colmar - Le Grillen *

02.11 BE - Diest - Moonlight Music Hall *

03.11 NL - Podium Gorcum *

04.11 DE - Mannheim, 7er Club *

(* = with supports: Beyond God and Shadowrise)

SECRET RULE (as support for Visions Of Atlantis):

14.09 D-Geislingen, MieV

15.09 D-Bad Friedrichshall, Lemmy's

SQUEALER

10.10. BE-De Roeselare, De Verlichte Geest (with Black Majesty)

SOUL SECRET

12./13.10. F-Toulouse, Very Prog Festival (with Sons Of Apollo, Persifone and more)

STAMINA

01.09. PL-Zgierz City of Power Fest

VICE

11.08. SL-Snina, Rock Pod Kamenom Festival

01.12./02.12. D-Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik (Heat Festival)

VOODOMA

01.09. D-Mannheim, Maimarkt, Black Castle Festival

22.09. D-Düsseldorf, Summer Moon Festival

05.10. D-Magdeburg, Benefiz for Kids Festival

30.10. D-Aldenhoven, Rockheaven - Darkrock Festival

 

This month with news from: Black Majesty, DeVicious, Eunomia, Free From Sin, Lioncage, Once, Secret Rule, Squealer & The Radio Sun.

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FREE FROM SIN

New album “II” available from July 20th, 2018!

One of our current highlight albums in PR is the new release from Swedish 80’s Hard Rock band FREE FROM SIN which is simply titled “II”.

     

The band has added new band members to the line-up which resulted in a much darker & heavier sounding release in comparison to the first one. Free From Sin is again going back to basics, with a classical 5 piece line-up, with hammond organ, guitar, bass & drums together with aggressively vivid vocals and now is featuring Per Englund (ex-Blacksmith, vocals), Patrik Lämborg (guitars), Fredrik Strömberg (keyboards), Ulf Kronsell (bass) and Paul Ekdahl (drums).

With strong influences from Deep Purple, Judas Priest, Rainbow, Iron Maiden etc., Free From Sin is again merging these ingredients in riff- based songs together with a modern sound. “II” was again produced by Mankan Sedenberg with Free From Sin at Pama Studios, Sweden.

Line-up: Per Englund (vocals), Patrik Lämborg (guitars), Fredrik Strömberg (keyboards), Ulf Kronsell (bass), Paul Ekdahl (drums)

Web: www.freefromsin.net

Currently in promotion: “II” (album, in Europe only)

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BLACK MAJESTY

Australia’s best power metal band Black Majesty returns with their seventh studio album titled ‘Children Of The Abyss’ which was mixed by Roland Grapow (Masterplan). This is the second album from on the band on Pride & Joy Music. “Children Of The Abyss” will be available on CD, as LP and digitally.

To promote the album, the Australians will play a couple of live shows in September and October to promote this release with exact dates to be announced soon. Here comes a preview of the fantastic artwork which was created by Thomas Ewerhard (Avantasia etc.):

     

Web: www.facebook.com/blackmajestyofficial 

Promo start for “Black Abyss”: end of July (world-wide)

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ONCE

Cinematic Metal band ONCE from Münster, Germany will release their debut single “The Hour Of Eden’s Fall” on July 6th, 2018 via Pride & Joy Music. A video clip will be available on Youtube from the same day. The full album by the band around singer Alina Lesnik, “After Earth”, will be in stores from October 19th, 2018.

    

www.facebook.com/once.official.music

Promo start for the single: July 6th, 2018

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DEVICIOUS

Germany based Hard Rock band DEVICIOUS will release their debut album “Never Say Never” on Pride & Joy Music on August 24th, 2018!

    

After their tour with Ammunition in Spring 2018, “Never Say Never” marks the first album release for this group.

Check out one out of six (!) videos here:

Video for “Penthouse Floor”: https://youtu.be/jJzrWY1dFRo

The band says: “We are proud to announce our new partnership with Pride & Joy Music, GerMusica and Soulfood Distribution. Our debut album “Never say Never” will be available on August 28th exclusively world-wide through Pride & Joy Music. Zoran, Radivoj, Gisi, Alex, Denis and Lars want to thank the one and only Birgitt Schwanke for taking care of our album and for giving us a chance at such an established label. We could not be more happy right now.”

DEVICIOUS are currently working on the follow-up album. In December 2018, they’ll tour Germany as support for US Hard Rock legends Hardline:

DeVicious with Xtasy & Hardline:

06.12.2018 D-Hamburg, Logo

07.12.2018 Bochum, Rockpalast

08.12.2018 D-Mörlenbach, Live Music Hall

09.12.2018 D-Munich, Backstage Club

Facebook: www.facebook.com/deviciousband

Currently in promotion: “Never Say Never” (album, world-wide)

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THE RADIO SUN

The Radio Sun have worked very hard to build up their following by touring all over the world in support of each and every release. Performances in Japan, Europe, United States, United Kingdom and their home country Australia has showed the band's ability to rise. The Radio Sun are the first band to ever play Hard Rock Hell AOR Fest U.K four times in a row, whilst also having played at Melodic Rock Fest on four different occasions.

      

The four piece group is fronted by the charismatic Jason Old on lead vocals, guitar slinger Stevie Janevski, bassist Anthony Wong & drummer Gilbert Annese. With all four members singing backing vocals, the boys delve into layered vocal harmonies reminiscent of the classics - Queen, The Sweet & Def Leppard. This is not to say that they don't have their own sound. The Radio Sun have great unique hooks in their songs. The new album is another progression for the band, with songs like 'Hold On Tight' and 'Miss Wonderful' grooving like never before. 'As Long As You Want Me' and 'Five Years After' are both melodic bliss, boosted by a great production by Paul Laine (solo, The Defiants) and mastering by Bruno Ravel (Danger Danger, The Defiants).

The Radio Sun is feel good music and sounds just as strong acoustic or electric. Last year the boys performed acoustic shows in Japan and this year saw The Radio Sun invited to play the prestigious Sweden Rock Festival.

Web: www.facebook.com/TheRadioSun

Currently in promotion: “Beautiful Strange” (in Europe only)

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SQUEALER

Vinyl release for “Behind Closed Doors” on July 20th, 2017! After the releases of the extremely successful comeback album “Behind Closed Doors” on CD and digitally in Spring 2018, this album now will finally also be available from July 20th, 2018 on vinyl.

The band is currently working on live shows for Autumn 2018 and in further news, the single “M:O:T:M” from the aforementioned album now has crossed the 100.000 plays mark on Spotify!

Next live shows:

30.06. D-Loshausen, Rock am Park Festival

20.07. D-Fritzlar, Rock am Stück Festival

www.facebook.com/SquealerOfficial

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LIONCAGE

German AOR band LIONCAGE completed the recordings for their third album “Turn Back Time” which will be released on Pride & Joy Music on September 21st, 2018.

Check out the cover artwork below:

    

LIONCAGE are:

Thorsten Bertermann (v)

Torsten Landsberger (d)

Lars König (g)

Arvid Lucas (b)

Bülent Sezen (d)

Catch the band on tour – this is the next show:

14.09. D-Aldenhoven, Rockheaven

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ TheRadioSun

Promo start for “Turn Back Time” (album): end of July (world-wide)

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EUNOMIA

New signing!

Eunomia is a Power Metal band from Norway formed in 2011 by Peter Danielsen. The group  released a demo EP called “Crystal Sword” in 2013, and started writing and recording the debut album “Chronicles Of Eunomia Part 1” in 2016. After two years in the making and after signing a record deal with Pride & Joy Music, the record  is finally ready to be unleashed.

       Peter Danielsen (Eunomia)                                          

It is set place in the fantasy world of Valley Doom and Eunomia created by the two brothers Marius and Peter Danielsen. The band invited several guests to help tell the story of Eunomia. With musicians such as Alessandro Conti from Luca Turilli's Rhapsody and Twilight Force, Henning Basse from Firewind and Victor Smolski (Almanac, ex Rage), they have created an epic and cinematic concept album.  “Chronicles Of Eunomia Part 1” was produced by the Danielsen brothers in Ålesund, Norway.

The album will released on CD and digitally on August 24th, 2018.

Web: www.facebook.com/Eunomiaband

Currently in promotion: “The Chronicles Of Eunomia, Part 1” (album, world-wide)

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SECRET RULE

SL Agency in collaboration with JBM Events are glad to announce new gigs for Secret Rule. The new leg of "The Key European Tour 2018" will touch Switzerland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.

After the great success at the latest "Symphonic Metal Nights tour" supporting Serenity, and other great events supporting Delain, Xandria and Kobra and the Lotus,  Secret Rule are ready for a new incredible show. They will play a long set with a lot a new songs from "The Key to the World" album, released by Pride & Joy Music. They will be supported from two great Dutch bands, Beyond God and Shadowrise.

 

Beyond God combine a mix of atmospheric, dark orchestral vibe and melodic vocal lines and will promote their last album "A Dying to feel alive".

Shadowrise, with their Symphonic Power-Metal with the heaviness of Melodeath, will present the album "Shadowrise". Both albums have been released by Painted Bass Records.

Following, the dates:

 

31.10  CH - Sursee - Kulturwerk 118

01.11  FR - Colmar - Le Grillen

02.11  BE - Diest - Moonlight Music Hall

03.11  NL - Gorinchem - Podium Gorcum

04.11  DE - Mannheim - 7er Club

If you want to catch Secret Rule before the Fall, they'll play some dates in the summer, in Spain: 

03.08 SP - Puertollano - Sala Krater

04.08 SP - Torreperogil - Barcia Metal Fest

and then in Germany as direct support for Visions of Atlantis:

14.09  DE - Geislingen - MieV

15.09  DE - Bad Friedrichshall - Lemmy's

To be always updated about the Secret Rule live activity follow them on Bandsintown:

https://www.bandsintown.com/a/10541610-secret-rule

Stay tuned with more news!

 

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Official Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/c/SecretRule  

The Soul Exchange is a band that mixes Classic Hard Rock with a contemporary Metal sound. They have taken influences from the 70’s Hard Rock scene and created their own unique style of Metal infused, guitar driven hard rock, with great attention to the melodies and grand vocal arrangements. The lyrics deals mostly with subjects from the darker side of life such as insanity and evil in various forms.

    

The Soul Exchange found their formula and sound with the line-up consisting of Daniel John (vocals & keyboards), Hans von Bell (guitars), Thomas von Bell (guitars), Patrik Ekelöf (bass), and Benny White (drums). Although mostly unknown to the wide public, all band members have long careers in the music business. They released the critically and likewise publicly acclaimed debut album “Bloodbound” in March 2017 on the Mervilton Records label and the five Track EP “Vow Of Seth” in December 2017 on the Pride & Joy Music label.

In the fall of 2017, the Swedish group began working on their 2nd full length release titled “Edge Of Sanity” that is penned for release on the Pride & Joy Music label on June 15th, 2018. It’s not a theme album per say, but lyrically all the songs have a common theme with lyrics that are metaphorical and treats the dark side of the human psyche. Musically the record is hard hitting and dark themed but not hard listening. Sonically ”Edge Of Sanity” is harder and darker than anything The Soul Exchange have produced in the past, but the trademark vocal arrangements and choruses are predominant, and grander than ever before.

In contradiction to the 2016 debut ”Bloodbound”, that was mainly written by Hans & Thomas von Bell with lyricist Jens Joel Evaldsson over a two year time span, all nine songs on the new effort were written in a very condensed period of time and a true team effort by Hans & Thomas von Bell, Daniel John and producer Magnus Ljungqvist with Daniel John taking over the full responsibility as the band’s lyricist. This has resulted in a much more coherent effort compared to the debut.

Crying Steel were founded in Bologna in 1982 from the ashes of the Hard Rock group WURDALAK. The founding members were Alberto Simonini (guitar) and Angelo Franchini (bass), who were joined by Luke Bonzagni (vocals) and in 1983, and after various line-up changes, by Luca Ferri (drums) and Franco Nipoti (guitar). After a couple of demos, the Italians released their debut EP “Crying Steel” in 1985.

        

During the next two years the group intensified their live activities throughout Italy including a performance at Heavy Metal Festival in Bologna in June 1986 with Motörhead and Twisted Sister. After more demo and promo releases, the debut LP “On The Prowl” came out in 1987. This was a revolutionary album - at least for the Italian New Wave of Heavy Metal (NWOIHM), as it was the first to be also released on CD. In September 1988 the line-up changed again. Simonini and Bonzagni left Crying Steel and were replaced by Michele Vanni and Lisa Bisognin. In March of 1990 Michele Vanni also left when Francesco Di Nicola joined the group. In the same year, the band performed some gigs in Russia with Massimiliano Merlini as new singer in the line-up. Some more gigs followed in 1994 and 2003 - reunions which saw Crying Steel perform with the classic line-up (Simonini / Grandchildren / Bonzagni / Franchini / Ferri). In 2006, Crying Steel were signed by Italian label My Graveyards Production and began to record the new record “The Steel Is Back” which was released in 2007. Shortly after the album came out, Simonini unfortunately decided to leave the group. Max Magagni stepped in for the release party. Luca Bonzagni then had to leave the band due to differences with the other members until Crying Steel announced their new singer Stephen Palmonari in November 2009. Another series of concerts followed and included a performance at the British Fest. The follow-up album, “Time Stands Steel”, was released in April 2013. In June 2013, Crying Steel parted ways with singer Palmonari who was immediately replaced with Ramon Sonato and Luigi Frati. Before the concert held in Reno in February 2014, Friars Luigi replaced Max Magagni who had to leave due to increasing work commitments. After this line-up change, the group intensified it’s touring schedule once more and also represented Italy at Wacken Open Air’s 25th Anniversary. In 2015, they played the Greek festival "Metal Rites" in Athens with Jag Panzer and signed a record deal with local label No Remorse Records before playing with former Iron Maiden singer Blaze Bayley in 2015. In 2016, Crying Steel celebrated their 30th Anniversary with a live show at Lokomotiv Club in Bologna with their friends Rain, Markonee and later on supported the American band Riot. A special box set containing a reprint of "On The Prowl" + a DVD with the performance at Wacken Open Air 2014 was released in 2016, and Mirko Bacchilega became the new singer. In 2016, Crying Steel announced that the coming studio release will feature Tony Mills (Shy, TNT), one of the greatest voices in the international rock scene, on vocals. Crying Steel also played Paris Metal Fest in 2017.

Crying Steel during the recent years have also shared the stage as well with Twisted Sister, Motörhead, Grim Reaper, Demon, Diamond Head, Girlschool, Angel Witch, Gotthard, Praying Mmantis, Vanadium, Raven, Satan, Killer, Jag Panzer, Behemoth, Razor, Riot, Blaze Bayley, Decapitated, Van Canto, Hammerfall, Hatebreed, Black Star Riders, Carcass, Children Of Bodom, Hellyeah, King Diamond, Arch Enemy, Amon Amarth, Kreator, Accept, Megadeth, Saxon, Skid Row, Slayer, Sodom, Steel Panther, Wasp and more…

Discography: Crying Steel (EP) – 1985; On the Prowl – 1987; The Steel Is Back – 2007; "Time Stands Steel" – 2013; Box Set "Limited Edition" reissue "On The Prowl" + DVD Wacken Open Air 2014, Stay Steel (CD, 2018)

HARTMANN, the band around singer/guitarist Oliver Hartmann, will release their new album “Hands On The Wheel” on May 18th vial Sonic11/Pride & Joy Music! Details about the album are found below.

The PR for this release via Haulix will start right after the Easter fest. We will handle the PR for this release world-wide except for the radio PR in Germany which will be taken care of by Ulf Bellmann/Medialuchs PR.

Please send us your requests and note that our office will be closed during the German Easter holidays from Friday,  March 30th until Monday, April 2nd included.

      

The history of HARTMANN started in 2005 with the debut 'Out in the cold', often reviewed as 'Album of the month' in a wide range of rock magazines all over the world. With their successful followers 'Home' (2006), '3' (2009), 'Balance' (2012), the live & acoustic DVD/CD 'Handmade' (2008) and the compilation 'The Best Is Yet To Come' (2013) the band has meanwhile worked out their status as being one of Germany’s best modern hard rock bands that is offering international high-class melodic rock. The band also enjoys the good reputation as an outstanding live band and has been called to tour with rock legends as Toto, The Hooters, Uriah Heep, Edguy, Mother’s Finest, Y&T and others. Their latest album ’Shadows & Silhouettes’ (2016) has been accompanied again with a club tour and many festivals last summer.

Now the forthcoming new album ’Hands On The Wheel’ – way more rough and rocking and than its predecessor - will be released May 18th 2018 on the artist’s label Sonic 11 Records in cooperation with Pride&Joy Music/Soulfood, again co-produced by Sascha Paeth (Avantasia, Beyond The Black, Kamelot).

Including the participation of guest musicians as Jimmy Kresic (The Roots, Rock Meets Classic), Karolina Galbavà & Irena Morisakovà (Hans Zimmer), the album will contain the catchy singles/videoclips ’Don’t want back down’ and the very special duet ’Simple man’ feat. Mr. Big vocalist Eric Martin, accompanied by a huge promotion-/video-campaign of Germany’s No 1 rock radio station Rockantenne and a special Facebook & online campaign.

Since the late 90’s founder Oliver Hartmann is known as a highly respected singer and guitarist on the international music scene due to four albums with the band At Vance, studio work for hard rock and metal acts as Hammerfall, Rhapsody, Helloween or Edguy, as a long time studio and live member of top sellers as Avantasia and as part of 'Rock Meets Classic' that is featuring the big names of the international rock scene: Alice Cooper, Ian Gillan, Uriah Heep, Status Quo, Thin Lizzy, Paul Rodgers, Eric Bazilian, Jimi Jamison, Midge Ure, Steve Lukather, Chris Thompson, Bonnie Tyler and many others.

Besides that Oliver Hartmann is also fronting the successful Pink Floyd Tribute Echoes that climbed up to No 20 of the German charts in 2015 with their acoustic live DVD ’Barefoot To The Moon’ and received outstanding critics world wide!

Line-up: Oliver Hartmann (vocals, guitar); Mario Reck (guitar); Armin Donderer (bass); Markus Kullmann (drums); additional keys by Jimmy Kresic

Web: www.oliverhartmann.com / www.facebook.com/HartmannBand

 

 

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