PRIDE & JOY MUSIC is proud to announce of Swedish Melodic Heavy metal sensation THE SOUL EXCHANGE! The first release will be the 5-track EP “Vow Of Seth” which will be released on December 8th, 2017 as download through the usual platforms and as limited edition jewel case CD which only will be available through the label’s online shop and the band’s upcoming live shows. A new studio album will follow in mid 2018!
The single & video for the title track “Vow Of Seth” will be out in advance on Nov. 17th, 2017!
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 seed that eventually became The Soul Exchange was sown when guitarist and songwriter Hans von Bell began writing songs for a solo album back in 2013. After the albums’ release in January 2015, Hans immediately started to work on new material for a follow up and realized he wanted to put together a proper band as the new material required a different sound and thus, The Soul Exchange was born. The band name came from a song off the 2015 solo album.
In 2016 the band found their formula and sound with the current line up consisting of Daniel John vocals & keyboards, Hans & Thomas von Bell guitars, Patrik "Patte" Ekelöf on bass, and Benny White drums. Although mostly unknown to the wide public, all band members have long careers in music behind them. The band released the critically and likewise publicly acclaimed album “Bloodbound” in March 2017 on the Mervilton Records label.
In the fall of 2017 The Soul Exchange have been working on an, in between albums, five track EP titled “Vow Of Seth” that is set for release on the Pride & Joy Music label on December 8th. The EP will be preceded by a digital single and video release of the EP’s title track on November 17th. The Soul Exchange once again working with the renowned Swedish producer Magnus "Tank" Ljungqvist who also produced the “Bloodbound” album. The new EP has taken the band to an even darker place lyrically and with a tad harder sound. Stating that "this EP will show the way for the next full length album penned for release in 2018". Hard Rock with a great portion of modern Metal influences, and importantly, the vocal arrangements and melodies will always have a major focus in The Soul Exchanges’ otherwise riff oriented music".
Line-up: Daniel John (vocals, keyboards), Hans von Bell (guitars), Thomas von Bell (guitars), Patrik Ekelöf (bass), Benny White (drums)
Bloodbound (CD, 2017)
The Vow Of Seth (EP, 2017)
German 80’s Hard Rock band VICE will return to the scene on November 17th, 2017 with the release of their new album “Veni Vidi Vice” via Pride & Joy Music – the band’s first record since 1990. To celebrate this new output, the group has set-up a release show at Roberto Beach near Munich for October 21st, 2017.
Please check out the first video clip and single from the band for the track “Where Do I Belong” here:
The PR via Haulix will start tomorrow!
VICE was founded in Munich Germany in the late 80’s and signed by major label BMG Ariola back in 1988. The former line-up consisted of Jörg Hargesheimer (guit), Peter Juhre (bass), Roland Schmidt (drums), Chris Limburg (guit), Jan Ghiantinie (vocals 1st album), Alan Keen (vocals 2nd album). These two records brought the band charts positions and several tours all over Europe. With more than 100.000 sold copies, VICE had a huge presence on TV and radio. They became quite famous and attracted their fans with their rather simple & rocking songs and positive attitude on stage.
Now after almost 30 years, VICE is back for more…The new album “Veni Vidi Vice” was produced, recorded and mixed by Chris Limburg at lictoc studios in Munich, will be released on November, 17th and continues the old style of VICE in a modern way. The first single & video for the song “Where do I belong” was released in advance in Summer 2017.
Further singles will be available soon, as well as an “hot summer night” release party on October 21st in a Caribbean atmosphere, near Munich at “Roberto Beach” (www.robertobeach.de)
Line-up: Mario “Mitch” Michel (Vocals), Chris “Yps” Limburg (Guitars), Martin “El Bajo” Dreher (Bass), Pete “Pepsi” Lautenschlager (Drums)
Live: 21.10. D-Munich, Roberto Beach (Release Party)
Discography: Made For Pleasure (1988), Second Excess (1990), Veni Vidi Vice (2017)
About zombies, monsters and evil fairies - Persona non Grata will rise!
“Persona Non Grata” is the name of the third full-length release from the dark rockers EIGENSINN from Southern Germany. More than two years of hard work has left its mark on an album that will stand out from the crowd! During the cold and snowy January 2017 the band retired on a lonely farm house in Saxony. The magical and dark atmosphere of the abandoned landscape deeply engraved itself into the new songs. The outcome is a complex and brute Industrial Rock album, on which you can sense the sinister emotions living within each song as they touch upon subjects taboo to many. The bands lead singer Nemesis takes the listener on a journey from a morbid story teller rising up to a strong willed freedom fighter
The elevenostentatious hard hitting tracks all stay true to EIGENSINN’s trademark sound. Mastermind Kai Stahlenberg’s production at the renowned Kohlekeller studio has produced an album that is both raw and punchy staying true to the bands hard hitting roots.
The album will be released on Pride & Joy Music on December 1st, 2017. EIGENSINN will tour all over Germany this November to support the US NDH legend HANZEL+GRETYL together with Reptil, to promote their new album.
“Persona Non Grata” will be released on December 1st, 2017 on Pride & Joy Music as CD & download. We will handle the PR for this release and will start with the digital PR via Haulix in week 42.
20.10.2017 De Verlichte Geest, Roseslare (BEL), with OST+FRONT
01.11.2017 Nachtleben Frankfurt
02.11.2017 7er Club Mannheim
03.11.2017 Moritzbastei Leipzig
04.11.2017 Rockpalast Bochum
05.11.2017 Frannz Club Berlin
06.11.2017 headCrash Hamburg
07.11.2017 Subkultur Hannover
After last years' big festival performances at MASTERS OF ROCK’s main stage, ROCK ATTACK festival, ROCK TOWER festival in Poland, and even the legendary WACKEN OPEN AIR in Germany - the band started to wor on a new material for the follow-up of 2015’s successful "Dark Chambers Of Déjà Vu" album. Right now, SEBASTIEN are back with a brand new song collection, based on metal groove and power, as well as on strong melodies! As usual, SEBASTIEN is also cooperating with guest artists who’s names will be announced soon.
The cover artwork will be again created by DIS-ART DESIGN graphic studio from Slovakia.
The worldwide release of the new album “Act Of Creation” is set via German record label PRIDE & JOY MUSIC for 23rd February 2018!
Watch the first album-trailer (with a piece of a brand new song called "Evermore"):
British Female Fronted Symphonic Metal band DEAD OF NIGHT is the newest addition to PRIDE & JOY MUSIC’s roster.
DEAD OF NIGHT are a five piece Symphonic Rock/Metal band with members from various parts of the UK. Formed in 2013 by composer Carl Eden as a vehicle for an album that he had in mind at the time, and with the release of 'The Dead Shall Rise' in 2014 they began receiving much critical acclaim.
Following on from the success of this self-released debut album the band went on to re-record their first album under the title 'The Dead Shall Rise Again'. This was accompanied by their first live performance at The Railway - Bolton, UK, which spurred them on to continue gigging across the UK.
Their latest release titled 'In Search of Ancient Magic' sees progression and them reaching new heights in terms of what DEAD OF NIGHT are capable of. "The musicianship is absolutely outstanding and this band is knocking on the door of the Premier League indeed they may already be there." (Dave Smith of Ravenheart Music)
The band have gigged throughout the UK enjoying festival slots at 'A Splendid Day Out' (Morecambe's Victorian and Steampunk Festival 2016/2017), 'The Quinphonic Festival 4' (Birmingham's Female Fronted Metal Festival 2017), as well as gigs in Lancaster, Morecambe and Burnley for the '2017 Metal 2 The Masses - Battle of the bands' competition. The band won the online 'Life You Choose Battle of the Bands' competition in 2016, proving that their dedicated fans are behind them all the way!!
DEAD OF NIGHT is currently finishing off the song-writing for their new yet untitled release which should be ready for release on Pride & Joy in Spring 2018.
The band is: Briony Featon – vocals, Carl Eden – keyboards & programming, Dan Roberts – guitar, Jason Peacock – bass, Rob Leech - drukms
DEAD OF NIGHT on the web:
Ascheberg, Germany/Stockholm, Sweden
August 18th, 2017
-Black Paisley signed by German label Pride & Joy Music for world-wide distribution!
Pride & Joy Music is delighted to announce the signing of praised Swedish debutants Black Paisley for the world-wide physical release of the album “Late Bloomer”, on both CD and vinyl on October 27th, 2017!
From Stockholm, Sweden comes debuting ”Black Paisley” with a musical combination of Classic Rock, AOR and Modern Country. The band was formed by some of Sweden’s most experienced studio and tour musicians backed up by a new songwriter and vocalist Stefan Blomqvist.
The band’s rich deep blues infused vocals mixed with intricate guitar hooks, strong melodic harmonies and effective backing vocals will leave an indelible impression on listeners. With songs that are deeply emotional and undeniably uplifting I’m sure fans of any melodic rock will enjoy this new band.
Check out the video for the track ”Way To Something” here: https://youtu.be/7g2OqhJuEfQ
The album consists of nine songs with a spread from heavy rockers as “Run Run Run” and “Ordinary Day”, via more melodic radio tunes like “Way To Something” and “Coming Home” but also touches the southern rock influences with “It Ain’t Over” and “Easy”. All tracks were engineered and produced by legendary Mats Lindfors (Talisman, Norum etc) giving the classic rock songs a more modern and crisp sound.
“-We are very excited about this new partnership with Pride & Joy, says Stefan Blomqvist. It enables us to reach out to a worldwide audience with our new album, also in physical format which has been requested by many of our international fans. With Pride & Joy we will also get a partner for all press relations and PR activities involved with the album releases and tours”.
Pride & Joy is a Hard Rock, Blues & Metal label based in Ascheberg, Germany run by Birgitt Schwanke, the former publisher of Germany’s Rock It! Magazine and owner of the PR agency GerMusica (www.germusica.com).
Black Paisley are: Stefan Blomqvist (lead guitars & vocals), Ulf Hedin (solo guitars, backing vocals), Jan Emanuelsson (bass), Robert Wirensjö (keyboards, backing vocals), Robert Karaszi/Mikael Kerslow (drums)
For further information, please contact:
Pride & Joy:
+49 2593 – 929695
Black Paisley management:
+46 708 49 99 54
The PR for this release will start in late August. Please send us your requests for this band!
PRIDE & JOY MUSIC is proud to announce the signing of Italian Symphonic Metal band SECRET RULE! The first collaboration will be the release of the band’s third full-length album “The Key To The World” on November 10th, 2017. The band will go on tour soon after the release and support the record live at the following dates amongst others:
16.11.17, I-Rome, Traffic Live Club*;
17.11.17 I-Rozzano, Circolo Svolta*
18.11.17 CH-Wetzikon, Hall Of Fame*
31.03.18 UK-Hartford (Hertfordshire), The Rock Den
*= as support for Kobra And The Lotus
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).
In February 2015, the group released their debut “Transposed Emotions’ (Rocksector Records) - a concept, a mixture of facts and tales which analyse our society with a look at a post apocalyptic era. The album was recorded in 2014; produced, mixed and mastered at Antfam Studios in Denmark by Tue Madsen (Halford The Haunted, Mnemic, Hatesphere, Ektomorf), while the artwork was created by Simona Speedy Saccoccia. After some gigs in Italy, the band went on tour in Switzerland, France, Germany, Belgium, Holland and the UK, taking part in some festivals such as the SOS Fest in the UK and the WIZZ FEST in Belgium.
In October 2015, SECRET RULE started recording their second album “Machination”. The line-up for the new long player also included Sander Zoer (ex Delain, Leah) on drums, Henrik Klingenberg (Sonata Arctica) on keyboards and other special guests such as Stefan Helleblad (Within Temptation), Timo Somers (Delain), Fabio D’Amore (Serenity) and Janneke De Rooy (Paper Doll Decay). This release again was produced, mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen (Antfarm Studio) and the artwork created by Simona Speedy Saccoccia.
The CD got a release on June 24th, 2016 on Scarlet Records with two tours to follow in July and August covering Slovenia, Slovakia, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic, the UK, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany. On 7 October in Wetzicon at the Hall of Fame venue, the Italians supported Serenity and on 29 January, they opened for Delain.
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 will be released in advance to the album release. The band has already scheduled some gigs for next months. In November, they will be direct support for Kobra and the Lotus.
Check out SECRET RULE on the web:
Official Website: www.secretrule.it
Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/secretruleband
Official Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/secret_rule
Official Reverbnation Profile: www.reverbnation.com/secretrule
Official Instagram Profile: https://instagram.com/secret_rule_official/
Official Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl9d9mZQy34-vlcYlL0yNYA