This month with news from: Echoes, Floating Worlds, Lugnet, MASS, Qantice, Tarchon Fist, and a tour date update.


::: Next release: QANTICE – The Anastoria – out April 26th, 2019! :::

Qantice is more than your average virtuoso symphonic metal band. Its sci-fi saga encompasses both a story and the craziest sci fi/fantasy movie atmospheres. Enriched by a violinist and various traditional instruments, the sound of the French quintet is unique in this scene.


On their previous album “The Phantonauts”, Qantice had gathered prestigious names like PelleK (3 million subscribers on YouTube) as lead vocalist, Zaher Zorgati (Myrath) or Yossi Sassi (ex-Orphaned Land). Then, in 2016, the band recruited Swedish singer David Akesson (Aldaria, Vivaldi Metal Project, Six Foot Six, ex Moonlight Agony) to share the stage with Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody on their European tour, and then Myrath in Paris.

Thanks to a lineup strengthened by touring together, the band’s chemistry is stronger than ever, making this third album their most epic and collaborative effort yet. With Kevin Codfert (Adagio, Myrath) on production and many surprises such as Italian opera tenor Riccardo Cecchi from L T’s Rhapsody, here’s a new offering of pure epicness, served by the biggest orchestras and choirs ever deployed in a Qantice album.


David Åkesson: Lead & Backing Vocals, Trumpet; Tony Beaufils: Guitars, Banjo, Bouzouki, Synths and Orchestration; Alexandra Laya: Violin; Christine Lanusse: Bass; Aurélien Joucla: Drums


Riccardo Cecci: Vocals on Fractal Universe, Krooner; Dimitri Halby: Transverse Flute on Little Knight's Oath; John Lang: Uilleann pipe on Rivers Can't Fly; Justine Descamps: Oboe on Timeline Tragedy; Arnaud Condé: Flute on Cosmic Sway; Bassoon on Cosmic Sway, Fractal Universe; Kevin Codfert: Piano on Without a Hero, Mad Clowns; Tomaz Boucherifi-Kadiou: Bombarde on Timeline Tragedy


Formats: CD and digital

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Haulix: available now

Release date: April 26th, 2019


::: MASS – PR start for “Still Chained”! :::

The PR campaign for the comeback album “Still Chained” by German Hard Rock veterans MASS now has started! Please request the title if you haven’t done this yet. The band also is available for interviews!


Founded in 1973 with an international line-up (from Germany, Switzerland, USA), MASS in their prime time played about 180 gigs in clubs and at  festivals every year all over Europe. They sold over 200.000 albums and received radio airplay all over the continent. The album „Slaughter House“ (1979) hit the top 5 of the Greek album charts. A few years later, the readers of a famous German Hard Rock magazine voted MASS on # 4 of the best German Metal Bands after the Scorpions, Accept and Warlock. But fate doesn’t care about glory or fame. Just like so many musicians at the time, they had to pay the price for an excessive Rock’ n Roll lifestyle which resulted in the breakup of the band in 1987.

The band returns on April 26th, 2019 with their brand new studio album “Still Chained”.

Next live dates:

26.04. D-Regensburg, Tiki Beat

13.09. D-Wurz, Storm Crusher Festival


Formats: CD & digital

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Haulix: available now

Release date: April 26th, 2019


::::FLOATING WORLDS return with new album “Battleship Oceania” on May 17th, 2019! :::

FLOATING WORLDS are pleased to announce the release of our third album entitled “Battleship Oceania” via Pride & Joy Music, on May 17th 2019.


The album consists of 12 songs and narrates the story of a legendary battleship and its crew, who both turned into a horrifying floating ghost, after the assignment of a mission that proved to be fatal.

Through the unexpected revelations and events that take place as the story unfolds, the listeners take a close look at the ugly face of war, the manipulations of vain people interested in power and money and the obscure role of global media but they also have the opportunity to witness the self-sacrifice for the greater good, the sincere repentance and the greatness of forgiveness.

The album was recorded and mixed at “CFN Recordings Studio” by Dion Christodoulatos. Mastering was held by Nasos Nomikos at “Vu Productions Mastering Studio”. Front cover was designed by Virginia Kakava and booklet was designed by Costas Capayannidis.


  1.  Oceania,  2.  Sailing In History, 3.  New Mission, 4.  The Empire Of The Media, 5.  The Curse,  6.  Retribution, 7.  Game Of Thrones, 8.  Captain Evil,  9.  The Last Goodbye, 10. Devine Love, 11. Eternal Sleep, 12. Island Of Dreams


Haulix: end of March/ early April

Release date: May 17th, 2019


::: ECHOES release trailer for “Live From The Dark Side”! :::

On March 15th, 2019 Germany’s finest PINK FLOYD tribute Band ECHOES will release their new 2-CD, Blu-ray, DVD and Box Set “Live From The Dark Side” which was filmed last year at Rock Of Ages Festival in Germany.

Check out the brand new trailer here:

During the event, ECHOES were joined on stage by the guests Geoff Tate (Operation Mindcrime), Michael Sadler (Saga) and Midge Ure (Ultravox).


Formats: 2-CD, Blu-ray, DVD, digital & box

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Haulix (audio): available now

Release date: March 15th, 2019


::: New signing: TARCHON FIST from Italy!”

pic by: Stefano "Steve" De Guglielmo

PRIDE & JOY MUSIC welcomes a new signing on board: Italian Heavy Metal band TARCHON FIST! The band was founded in 2005 on the ashes of 80’s Metal band RAIN by Lvcio Tattioni (guitars) and just has finished the recordings for their fourth studio album called “Apocalypse” which will be released in Summer 2019. Stay tuned for more news on this band soon and check out a live video from their most recent appearance at Wacken Open Air here:

Tarchon Fist are:

Mirco “Ramon” Ramondo – Lead Vocals; Luciano “Lvcio” Tattini – Guitars and Vocals; Sergio “Rix” Rizzo – Guitars and Vocals; Marco “Wallace” Pazzini – Bass Guitars and Vocals; Giacomo “Jack” Lauretani – Drums


New album: Apolcalypse (to be released in August 2019)


:::LUGNET hit the Swedish vinyl chart “Nightwalker”!:::

On February 1st, 2019 Swedish 70’s Hard Rock band LUGNET hit the official sales chart in their native country Sweden on #10 for the first time with the vinyl version of the “Nightwalker” release!

The band thrives on new singer Johan Fahlbergs (Jaded Heart) voice with immense power and range. The extraordinary driving rhythm section consists of bass player Lennart "Z" Zethzon (Badge) and drummer Fredrik Jansson (Angel Witch, ex Witchcraft). New guitar player Matti Norlin adds (Badge and solo artist) a great bluestone, together with heavy guitar riffs from Marcus "Mackan" Holten.

Check out the video for the track “Begging’” here:


Formats: CD, LP and digital

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Haulix: available

Release date: January 25th, 2019


::: TOUR DATES :::


15.03. F-Besancon, PDZ


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


15.03. D-Erfurt, Das Brett

16.03. D-Neuruppin, Kulturkirche

30.03. D-Forst, Alex-Hiber-Forum

12.04. D-Bonn, Harmonie

27.04. D-Hagen, Stadthalle

11.05. D-Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal

21.06. D-Kranichfeld, Freilichtbühne

29.06. D-Nürnberg, Serenadenhof

29.07. D-Calw, Klostersommer

31.07. D-Klingenberg/Main, Clingenburg

02.08. D-Magdeburg, Seebühne

11.08. D-München, Brunnenhof der Residenz

22.09. D-Hanau, Amphitheater 

11.10. D-Wendlingen, Zeltspektakel

12.10. D-Mörfelden, Bürgerhaus

25.10. D-Zweibrücken, Festhalle

26.10. D- Saarlouis, Theater am Ring

31.10. D-Landshut, Sparkassenarena

09.11. D-Vallendar, Stadthalle

16.11. D-Zwickau, Stadthalle

22.11. D-Osnabrück, Rosenhof

06.12. D-Landau, Universum

07.12. D-Rastatt, Badnerhalle



13.03. D-Hamburg, Logo

05.04. D-Steinbruch, Duisburg

04.05. D-Hamburg, Maria’s Ballroom

18.05. D-Aldenhoven, Rockheaven


10.08. SE-Tungelsta/Stockholm, Trädgårdsrocken Festival


24.06. D-Regensburg, Tiki Beat

13.09. D-Wurz, Storm Crusher Festival

SECRET RULE (with supports: Astray Valley & Blackdraft)

26.04. D-Mörlenbach, Live Music Hall

27.04. D-Leipzig, Hellraiser

28.04. D-Hamburg, Bambi Galore

29.04. D-Oberhausen, Kulttempel

30.04. NL-Breda, Sound Dog

01.05. F-Paris, Le Klub

02.05. B-Bree, Ragnarok Live Club

03.05. B-Eernegem, B52

04.05. F-Pagney-Derriere Barine, Chez Paulette

08.06. ESP-Alameda (Malaga), Camorock


27.04. BE-Paal, t.b.a.

28.04. NL-Rotterdam, t.b.a.


22.03. D-Neukirchen (Knüll), Sägewerk (35th Squealer band anniversary show)

30.03. D-Waldbronn (near Karlsruhe), Soundcheck One


01.06. SE-Grytholmen, Music Festival



27.04. D-Markt Wald, Roc N Loc Festival



22.03.19 BUL-Sofia, Mixtape 5

28.06.19 NL-Dokkem Open Air Festival

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