PRIDE & JOY MUSIC is proud to announce the signing of German Metal veterans SQUEALER! The band based in Hessia, Germany has released seven successful studio albums between 1992 and 2008.
After the group’s hiatus which started after the 2008 release “The Circle Shuts”, SQUEALER united in the year 2016 with new singer Sebastian Werner and already have completed the works on a new album and played several gigs including the prestigious 70000 Tons Of Metal festival.
With the new label PRIDE & JOY MUSIC in the boat, the work on the PR of the new long-player “Behind Closed Doors” (out: February 23rd. 2018) will begin shortly. The band comments: “We’re happy to have found a new home on Pride & Joy Music. After a couple of meetings and conversations, we’re convinced that we’ll, together with our new team, reach our goals. We’re looking forward to a close and successful co-operation.”
Squealer are: Sebastian Werner (vocals), Lars Döring (guitars), Michael Schiel (guitars), Manuel Roth (bass)
Press picture in hi-res: www.germusica.com/pics/Squealer2017.JPG
The first single from AMMOURI called “Monster Of Your Own Creation” which is taken from her upcoming debut album “Dare To Be Happy” (out: January 12th, 2017) is released today as video!
Youtube URL: https://youtu.be/SGKHptGnF7s
AMMOURI (Marina Ammouri), is a Swedish female metal artist, rock singer, songwriter, music producer and model. Being a classical schooled pianist, and graduated sound engineer from SAE college, she previously has composed and produced songs in different genres for other artists in Sweden and abroad, among them are Therese (Terran) Andersson Lewis, Regina Lund, Ivorian band Les Patrones, Portuguese singer Mila Ferriera and more.
In 2012, her songs represented Sweden in the Baltic Song Contest with Swedish actress and singer Regina Lund and East European Band MMadCatz as front artists. Three years later she wrote and produced a crossfade opera song for a Swedish opera group Opera Light, and after a successful song release which was keeping a place in Lust Kammare at the Swedish
Royal Palace, she decided to stop songwriting for others artists and to start her own solo
artist carrier. And this step marked the return back to her roots, the music she burns for most from all: Rock and Metal.
In January 2017 AMMOURI released her first self-written single ”Fill Your Heart With Love”, from her upcoming debut album “Dare To Be Happy”. She received art once remarkable feedback for her special powerful rock voice, an original sound, and rock listeners and rock forums labeled her the ”new Doro Pesch”. Many Metal Female internet communities featured the single and Marina in October 2017 was chosen as face of the ”Metal Female Voices Community”.
In spring 2017, the Swedish multi-talent was invited to collaborate with Maestro Mistheria, the creator of Vivaldi Metal Project. They went on an unplugged promo tour in Italy in October 2017 with Vivaldi Metal Project, where they performed a couple of songs from Vivaldi and introduced for the first time her second, upcoming single ”Monster of Your Own Creation” and songs from the upcoming AMMOURI album ”Dare to Be Happy” which will be released on January 12th, 2018 on Pride & Joy Music. For the album, she was joined by an impressive bunch of musicians which includes Pontus Egberg (bass, the Poodles, King Diamond) on all of the songs and also as co-producer of six tracks. Exceptional guitarist Staffan Österlind (Paul Dianno, Iron Maiden and more) played guitar on ”Monster Of Your Own Creation”, ”More than Everything”, ”Bad Illusion”, ”Not Anymore”, ”Starlight” and also a co-produced the track ”Bad Illusion”. Tony Borg (guitars, Alien) co-produced the song “Fill Your Heart with Love” and played a solo on the tune “Bad Illusion”. Drummer Johan Kullberg (Therion, Hammerfall), John Berg (guitar, Manipulation, Dare to Be Happy) and more can be heard on this CD.
Line-up on “Monster Of Your Own Creation”: Music and lyrics - Marina Ammouri; Vocals Marina Ammouri; Back vocals - Pontus Egberg; Produced by Pontus Egberg / Ammouri; Guitars - Staffan Österlind; Bass - Pontus Egberg; Drums - Johan Kullberg
Keyboard - Marina Ammouri; Mixed by Pontus Egberg; Mastered by Staffan Österlind
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: