PRIDE & JOY MUSIC is proud to announce the signing of German Symphonic Metal band ONCE! Based in Münster, Germany the female-fronted four-piece is currently working on their full length-debut album “After Earth” which is scheduled for a release in January 2018!

Formed in the year 2012, ONCE first started to work on creating a fully orchestrated Metal project. This process resulted in the release of a first demo EP and two video clips in the year 2015 which were recorded and filmed at the conservatory in Enschede, The Netherlands. Singer Alina Lesnik is now already known for her popular Youtube cover channel and her participation in our best selling release the VIVALDI METAL PROJECT. The line-up next to Alina consists of Frank Wypchol (keys), Alexander Hey (drums) and Marco Paulzen (male vocals, guitars).

In late 2016, ONCE caught the attention of PRIDE & JOY MUSIC with their demo and met up with the label to work on ideas on how to realize the concept together. In January 2017, the four-piece group finally signed a record deal with the label.

Earlier this week, ONCE have started an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to complete the album production. Please read the complete story about the group, watch & share their videos and support ONCE at this link:

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KINGS OF BROADWAY were originally formed in 2011 when guitarist Aldo Lonobile (one of the most recognized guitar players/composers from the Italian metal scene, founder member of bands like Secret Sphere, Civilization One and Shadowspell) started gathering musicians and friends to fulfill his desire to create a Hard Rock band.




After a year of writing songs, making demos with his longtime friends Luca Cartasegna (ex-Secret Sphere) on drums, Ricky Messeri on guitar and J.J. Andreone (Odd Dimension, A Perfect Day) on bass, the showed the ability to create amazing rock songs for the masses, once sung by the right singer!

After trying out some different options, J.J. suggested his long time friend Tiziano Spigno (that later became the singer of Lucky Bastardz); Tiziano has a unique vocal tone and an amazing ability in writing rock melodies that gives its best melted with KINGS OF BROADWAY!


This was 2012 - and the band then really started! From 2012 to 2015 they worked in the shadows, composing the whole debut album and recording it in the best way possible, with the aim to deliver an outstanding sound, able to play the game with the rock giants out in the market!



Among the great words received by the representatives of the musical industry, the band signed a record deal with the German label Pride & Joy Music in early 2017. The group’s  debut album “Kings Of Broadway” is set for a release on April 28th, 2017!


Kings Of Broadway” has been recorded by Tancredi Barbuscia at GreenRiver Studio, vocal production handled Michele Luppi at  MiLu's RockLab II and Roberto Priori at PriStudio.


Please check out a first trailer here:


Mixed and Mastered by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio.

Line-up: Tiziano Spigno – Vocals, Aldo Lonobile – Guitars, Ricky Messeri – Guitars, J.J. Andreone – Bass, Luca Cartasegna - Drums




The PR for this release will start end of February!

PRIDE & JOY MUSIC is proud to announce the signing of Frode Hovd’s ALDARIA for the release of their Metal Opera concept album “Land Of Light”! The release of this record is scheduled for March 24th, 2017!

          Frode Hovd


“Land Of Light” is the highly anticipated debut release by the new all-star metal opera ALDARIA! The album contains 11 epic tracks in the vein of old Helloween & Avantasia, with fast-paced hymns to beautiful ballads.

The band is masterminded by guitarist Frode Hovd from the Norwegian metal group MEMORIZED DREAMS who was joined by a host of world known guests from the metal community including Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire, voc), Todd Michael Hall (Riot V, voc), Rick Altzi (Masterplan, voc), Mathias Blad (Falconer, voc), Jonas Heidgert (Dragonland, voc), Jimmy Hedlund (Falconer, guit.), Roland Grapow (Masterplan, guit.), Mike LePond, (Symphony X, bass), Uli Kusch (ex Helloween, dr.), Peter Danielsen (Darkest Sins, synths) and Mistheria (Vivaldi Metal Project, keys). The album has been in production for over two years.

Produced and fully written by Hovd himself, this conceptional album was mixed by Roland Grapow (Masterplan) at Grapow Studios and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Primal Fear, Volbeat, Doro etc) at Hansen Studios. Artwork by Stan W. Decker (Jorn, Serious Black…).

The full cast of musicians performing on this release and an essay about the lyrical concept is found here: 

For more information, pleae visit:

The PR for “Land Of Light” will start at the end of January.

Germany based AOR band LIONCAGE now have an album trailer available for their new album "The Second Strike" which will be available from March 24th, 2017!


Check the trailer out on Youtube at this link: 



PRIDE & JOY MUSIC is proud to announce the release of “Longtime Comin’” on CD and as download on February 24th, 2017! 

A first instant grat for the track “Where Do We Go From Here” is released today and found at this link: 



About the artist:

Born in Rigside, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Jimis first Rock band was in 1978, singing mainly Rush & Deep Purple songs & so his passion for 'Classic Rock' had begun.  The next few years brought many hours of practise & to Paul Rodgers, David Coverdale & Ronnie James Dio for inspiration.

He began writing songs and formed the rock band Sahara whilst spending any spare time attending a gazzillion gigs at the Legendary 'Glasgow Apollo' till it closed in 1985. Various incarnations of the band ensued including a name change to "The Hardline" until they were picked up by Wet Wet Wet's manager Elliott Davis and offered a management contract on the strength of a demo tape.

Showcasing his phenomenal voice, five years of recording demo's, touring, notable sell out gigs at Glasgow's King Tut's, London's 'Borderline Club' and a support to Wet Wet Wet in front of 30,000 people at Glasgow Green. Jimi continued writing, performing and recording, appearing on Michael Barrymore's shows ' My Kind of People' & 'Barrymore' in 1997/98 and went on to sing at concerts & festivals in Romania, Turkey and Holland. Living now in York, Jimi has continued writing.

The vocalist moved on to spend two years as lead vocalist with Tribute Band 'A Foreigners Journey ' he toured extensively in the UK and Rhodes. Meeting new friends along the way, and his voice just got better and better so a decision was made to leave "A Foreigners Journey" and  the next adventure started. His latest project is a tribute to great American Melodic Rock with some great musicians and friends "Legends of AOR" debut gig was in Spain in front of a crowd of Rhodes Rockers, safe to say it was so emotional that tears were shed.

The album:

After recently recording an album of original songs at FML studios in Scotland with Sandy Jones and Greame Duffin he is now starting a new challenge to take his music on the road, and so the Jimi Anderson Group was born. The new album “Longtime Comin’” is a fusion of  Classic Melodic Rock and  AOR, and the original tunes showcase Jimi’s voice perfectly.

Line-up: Jimi Anderson (vocals), Sandy Jones (bass, guitars, drums), Greame Duffin (lead guitars)



13.01. UK-Glasgow, The Ferry (with JAG)

25.02. UK-Glasgow, Ivory Blacks (with JAG – Album Release Gig)

04.03. UK-Bathgate, The Dreadnaught (with JAG)

10.-12.03. UK-Great Yarmouth, Vauxhall Holiday Park (with Legends Of AOR)

15.07. UK-Glasgow, Classic Grand (with JAG)

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The year 2016 was a very successful year for Pride & Joy Music which saw some great releases that mostly all have sold very well even though the state of the music market is in a very miserable condition at the moment.
We would like to thank our business partners including all distributors, freelancers, friends and press & radio people for the massive support we experienced during the last year. A big thank you also goes to the bands who showed their trust and belief in what we're doing and became a big part of the label family. Working with you is fun and a privilege!
For the year 2017, we already have signed a lot fo new artists like Asphalt Horsemen, Avenford, Stamina, Empire, Jimi Anderson Group, Lioncage, Backwood Spirit, Angelwings, Lichtgestalt, Starsick System, and bands like Sebastien, Black Majesty and Free From Sin will return with their sophomore releases.
As before, we will continue to focus on artists from the genres of AOR/Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Gothic Rock, Melodic Metal, Modern Melodic Rock, and Prog Metal, and are happy to announce that our release schedule now almost is full until Autumn.
We're looking forward to the new challenges and do whish everyone a Happy New Year!
Releases set for February 24th, 2017:
Jimi Anderson Group - Longtime Comin' (Melodic Rock)
Stamina - System Of Power (Melodic Prog Metal)
Empire - Hypnotica +3 (Hard Rock, first of 4 re-issues in total)

Today is the release date of the first instant grat from our new signing LIONCAGE's new album "The Second Strike" which will be released on March 24th, 2017! The track is called "Let It In" and should please any fan of Toto & AOR music in general!


Get the track download at iTunes here: 
Or pre-order the album for a reduced pre-sale price:

Three more instant grats will be available in early 2017 and before the release of the album!

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