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
German Thrash/ Death Metal band INCERTAIN will release their debut album “Rats In Palaces” on September 22nd, 2017 on Pride & Joy Music. In advance, the band releases a video clip and single for the track “Amok” today. Check out the clip here:
The PR for the album will start on Monday next week with the Haulix submission to press & radio!
INCERTAIN was founded in October 2012 in Andernach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Being a very young band back then, they tried first on stage within their local scene. Only Luis Strietholt (drums) had went through several live experiences with his former Indie Rock project Celebrate Simon before. The five-headed Germans are musically influenced by Speed and Thrash metal legends like Overkill, Exodus or Testament, but also found inspiration in songs of the essential Death Metal representatives Vader, furthermore in modern acts like Lamb of God. These influences find evidence not only in INCERTAIN´s instrumental songwriting, but especially in singer Liane Walter’s growling in traditional Death Metal manner.
Being well related to one of the best known local live locations, Juz Live Club in Andernach, many chances to play at established festivals such as „A Chance for Metal Festival“ & „Loud!Fest“ occurred. In May 2016, INCERTAIN performed as co-headliner in front of a fulliflatched festival tent, comprising 1000 people at the “A Chance for Metal Festival”. Furthermore they supported the German Thrash Metal heroes Tankard from Frankfurt at one show of their „Rest in Beer“- tour at Juz Live Club. The response on their live shows was constantly positive from crowds of all ages, and INCERTAIN soon went on stages in Cologne, Frankfurt, or also as part of the warm-up show of MISE Open Air and Taunus Metal Festival in Hessia.
The first INCERTAIN album “Rats In Palaces” was recorded by Michael „Freio“ Haas (Sober Truth, The Gate, Sic Zobe, Erzfeind) at Big Easy Studio near Hennef, Germany from August 2016 to July 2017. Subsequently, the record was mastered by Aljoscha Sieg at Pitchback Studios (Eskimo Callboy, August Burns Red, Vitja, We Butter The Bread With Butter). Costin Chioreanu (Twilight Media), who designed artworks of Arch Enemy, Grave, Vader and Entombed, made the cover and booklet for “Rats in Palaces”. For the upcoming music video and single release of the song „Amok“, INCERTAIN worked with Pete Kunz, singer of the band Bloodspot from Limburg.
Live: 14.10.17 D-Andernach, JUZ - Loudfest
German Dark Rock band VOODOMA will release their new album “Gotland” on September 22nd, 2017 on Pride & Joy Music. In advance, the band releases a video clip and instant grat for the track “Ghostlight” today. Check out the clip here:
The PR for the album will start on Monday next week with the Haulix submission to press & radio!
VOODOMA are a Dark Rock band with Gothic and Metal influences from Düsseldorf, Germany. To date, the band has released two regular albums and some self-produced records. In addition, the group also has played numerous gigs, including major festivals such as "Wacken Open Air", "Ragnaröck Festival" and "Castle Rock".
Three years after the release of the “Secret Circle” CD, the new album “Gotland” will now hit the stores on September 22nd, 2017 via Pride & Joy Music. The band’s sound still can be described as melodic, catchy Dark Rock which offers a wide range of elements and songs which will appeal to Gothic and Metal fans alike.
Once again, VOODOMA have invited a couple of guest musicians including Maike Flüshöh (Mayze), Ollie Bölke (Seelensturm), and Bernemann from German Thrash Metal legend Sodom. The release stands up with a powerful sound – also due the amazing mastering by multi-platinum award-winning mastering studio Monoposto.
Discography: 2017-Gotland, 2014-Secret Circle, 2012-Bridges to Disturbia
Line-up: Michael Thionville – Vocals, Mikk Hollenberg – Guitars, Keys, Pierre Liffers – Bass, Wolle Haitz – Drums
04.08.17 D-Dormagen, Freilichtbühne Zons (Rock N Roll Slam)
30.09.17 D-Essen, Ground Zero
09.12.17 D-Neuss, Schwarze Nacht
UK Tour in October Five shows announced
presented by Bagana Rock
Bagana Rock Agency is proud to announce the first United Kingdom tour for the italian band hard rock band Starsick System. The four musicians will play on stage all the songs from the new album "Lies, Hopes & Other Stories" in UK at the end of October, with five live shows that will touch cities like London, Whitchurch, Darwen, Newcastle and a last concert TBA. The UK tour will start on the next 26th October, following the great press feedback with excellent reviews on magazines like, Fireworks, Powerplay and others important outlets. STARSICK SYSTEM - Lies, Hopes & Other Stories UK Tour 10.26 @ New Cross Inn, London 10.27 @ Percy's, Whitchurch 10.28 @ Sunbird Records, Darwen 10.29 @ Trillians Rock Club, Newcastle 10.30 @ TBA Valeria Battain, the bass player and composer for Starsick System, is also appeared on SkyUno with an interesting interview dedicated to music and tattoos -> http://bit.ly/2v0r3Tu "Lies, Hopes & Other Stories" has been released on Pride & Joy Music on June 23rd. Buy it or stream it here -> http://hyperurl.co/StarsickHopesLies Online the singles "I Am The Hurricane" and "You Know My Name"
Tracklist: 01. Nebolous 02. I Am The Hurricane 03. Bulletproof 04. Sinner 05. The Promise 06. Scars 07. Everything And More 08. Come One, Come All 09. Perfect Lie 10. Hope 11. You Know My Name (Chris Cornell Cover - 007 Casino Royale) 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
EDU FALASCHI / ALMAH news
AlmaH singer EDU FALASCHI has most recently started his solo tour on which he performs Angra's "Rebirth" album.
The tour kicked off in Sao Paulo, Brazil on July 23rd in front of more than 1500 enthusiastic fans!
More updates on the tour will follow soon and can also be found here:
Pride & Joy Music is delighted to announce the signing of Italian Progressive Metal band SOUL SECRET for the release of their fourth album “Babel” which will be released on July 28th, 2017. Songs from this record will premiere live in Germany at the band’s opening performance for this year’s NIGHT OF THE PROG FESTIVAL at the Loreley on July 14th, opening for none other than MIKE PORTNOY.
Soul Secret are an Italian progressive metal band based in Naples. After a long time playing together, they hit the market in 2008 with their debut album "Flowing Portraits", published by ProgRock Records and with Mark Basile (DGM) as guest singer on the whole album. This album was highly praised by the critics and let them play on stage together with bands like Pendragon, Vanden Plas and Subsignal. After three years the band published "Closer To Daylight" under Galileo Records, a heavier album featuring Marco Sfogli (James LaBrie Band) on "River's Edge" and Arno Menses on the acclaimed 16+ minutes suite "Aftermath". After playing together again with Subsignal and Vanden Plas, the band decided to change the singer and to start working on a new album. While writing it, they played together with Haken and Neal Morse Band. Their third release, called "4", was their first concept album and released on April 10th 2015 (October 4th in USA) by GoldenCore Records and distributed by Zyx Music.
Their new album, titled "BABEL", will be released by Pride & Joy Music on July 28th 2017 and will be previewed at Night Of The Prog, opening Mike Portnoy's show. BABEL is a concept album, covering topics like religion and love and ranging from classic progressive rock to more modern progressive metal, with influences from djent, electronic and latin music. The artwork was completely designed by Thomas Ewerhard and the mix handled by Alex Argento (Virgil Donati, Marco Sfogli).
Line-up: Claudio Casaburi (Bass), Luca Di Gennaro (Keyboards), Lino Di Pietrantonio (Vocals), Antonio Mocerino (Drums), Antonio Vittozzi (Guitars)
14.07. D-Loreley, Night Of The Prog
Pride & Joy Music is delighted to announce the signing of Swedish Hard Blues Rock band BADGE for the release of their third album “If It Hurts It Must Be Good”! The release was set to July 28th, 2017!
BADGE was put together by guitarist/singer Matti Norlin and drummer Fredrik Haake in 2002. Matti´s love for Pre War Blues and both their ambition to create new and exciting music is the drive.
Since then BADGE has released two albums "Kill Another Fuzz" in 2010 and "If I Could Love I'd Love This" in 2013. Their new album" If It Hurts It Must Be Good" will be available via Pride & Joy Music from July 28th, 2017.
With focus on energy, new paths and groove, but always to serve the song, BADGE has been breaking new ground ever since. Even though they started out with the old Blues in mind, they never thought about themselves as a Blues band. Rather a band that makes it’s own mark with many influences.
In 2013 BADGE was picked to represent Sweden in the European Blues Challenge. In 2014 Matti Norlin and Fredrik Haake got a composer-scholarship from SKAP (Swedish Society of song-writers) for the music of BADGE, and the video for the track “If I Could Love This” reached over 135.000 views on YouTube.
With the new album "If It Hurts It Must Be Good", they have really come a long way as far as songwriting and getting a unique sound on print! The first advance single from the album, "Break Down", was picked by Swedish national radio as one of the top 30 songs of Rock in 2015!
*Matti Norlin has released four solo albums: Pre War Blues (1995), Kitchen Sink Blues (1998), Sliding Out (2002) and LIVE - Blues Three Floors Up (2010). Matti has established himself as a great blues artist and is one of the most perceptive interpreters of early Scandinavian "Pre War Blues". He has also appeared on records with Sam Mitchell (ex-Rod Stewart's band), Nicolai Dunger and Tony & The Bitters (interpretations of the Swedish death metal band Dismember).
*Fredrik Haake has previously played with New York band God is my co-pilot as he made several tours with, both in Europe and the U.S. Fredrik was involved in two of the band's CDs. He also starred in his New York period in Jim Sclavunos (from Nick Cave's Bad Seeds) new band The Vanity Set and recorded an album with Roger Manning. Fredrik has also been featured in Sideburn, Moa and Swedish-American heavy metal band Meldrum who toured with: Motorhead, Zakk Wylde Black Label Society, Sepultura, Danzig, and Nashville Pussy.
*Lennart "Z" Zethzon is featured in Swedish Classic rock band "Lugnet" who released their debut last year. He also appears on two albums with Clifftones. In -98 Lennart put down the bass for Leda Battisti's self title release, featuring Grammy Award winner Ottmar Liebert.