German label PRIDE & JOY MUSIC reveals the release date for TAINTED NATION – the band’s second release “On The Outside” will hit the stores on February 26th, 2016!




Tainted Nation comprises of five musicians who have all in their own right been involved in world tours, festivals and recordings. Boasting members and ex-members of Helloween, Firewind, King Diamond, The Poodles, Eden’s Curse, Lionsheart and others. This line up has so far released an acclaimed debut title F.E.A.R, which hit like a hammer across the loins of Rock music. Possibly a slightly unexpected direction taken in this hard hitting commercial slice of music, the album has helped Tainted Nation to move forward at a rapid pace. With live appearances in the UK and Europe, including festivals and a hugely successful tour of Spain. All of these received some great reviews.


On 26.02.2016, Tainted Nation is looking forward to the release of their follow-up album entitled “On The Outside”. This record was recorded in Tewkesbury, UK and Stockholm, Sweden, and produced & mixed by Pete Newdeck. Pontus Norgren of Hammerfall has co-written the tracks “Live And Die”, “Karma” and “Back To Earth” and provided a couple of guest solos, Nick Workman (Vega) appears as backing vocalist on the track “On The Outside” and Issa is performing a duet with singer Pete Newdeck at “Pulling Me Under”.


Line-up: Pete Newdeck (vocals), Mark Cross (drums), Pontus Egberg (bass), Ian Nash (guitars), Joel Peters (guitars)



PRIDE & JOY MUSIC is proud to announce the signing of the VIVALDI METAL PROJECT!

The VIVALDI METAL PROJECT is an all-star metal project conceived and created by keyboardist, arranger, composer and producer maestro Mistheria (Bruce Dickinson, Rob Rock, Roy Z, etc.) together with bassist, composer and co-producer Alberto Rigoni.

The aim of the project is to arrange and perform a metal version of Antonio Vivaldi's legendary Baroque masterwork “THE FOUR SEASONS”.



                                     Mistheria & Alberto Rigoni


The duo already has started to work on this project in late 2013 together with a staff of  arrangers (D. Docker main lyricist as well, F. Dall'O', F. Caruso, F. Lui, Gabriels, K. Kumagai, M. Mierzejewski, N. Waldo, P. Penksa, T. Varnagiris, Y. Androulakakis, Z. Koev) and since then gathered more than 70 musicians from over the world plus the ''Sinfonietta Consonus Orchestra'' and the ''Academic Choir Manolov' to take part in this mammoth project.

The recordings will soon be completed and the release is planned for late May 2016. More news on this will follow.

The cast includes performances by Rick Wakeman (YES), Mark Boals (Malmsteen / Ring of Fire), Edu Falaschi (Angra / Almah), Michael Lepond (SymphonyX), Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire / Angra), Rob Rock (Impellitteri), Dani Loeble (Helloween), John Macaluso (ARK), Marco Sfogli (J. LaBrie), Andreas Passmark (Royal Hunt), Chris Caffery (Trans Siberian Orchestra / Savatage), Steve Di Giorgio (Testament), Atma Anur (T. MacAlpine, G. Howe), Tommy Denander (Radioactive / Toto), Mark Cross (Scorpions / Firewind), Sean Tibbetts (Kamelot), Mark Wood (Trans Siberian Orchestra), Roger Staffelbach (Artension), Anna Portalupi (Tarja Turunen), Milan Polak, Victor Smolski (Almanac) and many more.

Mistheria says: “It has been a big challenge for the project creators and for all the participants to re-arrange and to perform this classic masterpiece beloved by millions people all over the globe in the vein of metal music power. It took about 1.5 years to form a cast of top rock and metal singers and instrumentalists. And finally recordings now have been almost completed after a full year of working on arrangements by a strong international arrangers’ team from several countries.

Please check out the first short preview here:

More links:  (with a listing of the full cast)


We're happy to annouce that we've added Swedish Classic Rock band Bridge To Mars to our roster. The band's self-titled debut album is scheduled for a late February 2016 release.

Bridge To Mars is:
JJ Marsh: Guitar/vocals
Robert Hansen Bass
Thomas Broman: Drums and cowbell


German PINK FLOYD tribute band ECHOES feat. Oliver Hartmann (Rock Meets Classic/Avantasia/Hartmann) on vocals and guitars today charted in Germany at the official German DVD sales chart at #20!



„Barefoot To The Moon“ was released on 16.10.2015 on Sonic 11/Pride & Joy Music with German distribution via Edel and marks the first ever chart entry for our inhouse label PRIDE & JOY MUSIC.

Thanks to journalists and media partners who have helped to make this big success happen and especially the guys at Edel for their huge support!


Youtube trailer:


Press quotes (in German):

„Schlicht und einfach sensationell.“ (Eclipsed)

„Das (die Songs) alles wird mit zusätzlichem Saxophon, mit Streichern und mehrstimmigem Chorgesang nicht nur geschmackvoll, sondern erstaunlich authentisch in Szene gesetzt, sodass man phasenweise die Herren Gilmour, Waters, Mason & Wright eigenhändig am Werk wähnt. Toll…!“ (Classic Rock)

„Egal ob man sich am Ende für DVD oder CD enscheidet, "Barefoot To The Moon" gehört definitiv in jede gut sortierte FLOYD-Sammlung.“ (

„Danke für dieses Album.“ (Radio Barbarossa)

„Phänomenal.“ (

„Ganz große Kunst.“ (Dream Out Loud)

„Die Band spielt groß auf.“ (Musik an sich)

„Die vorliegende DVD…dokumentiert eindrucksvoll einen denkwürdigen Abend und offenbart die Musik von Pink Floyd in einer Weise, wie sie bislang noch nicht zu hören war.“ (Medien Info)


ECHOES live:

 (presented by Eclipsed & Rockantenne):


30.10.15 D-Zweibrücken, Festhalle

07.11.15 D-Battenberg, Burgberghalle

28.11.15 D-Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg (20th Anniversary Show)

03.12.15 D-Heidelberg, Stadthalle (AC)

04.12.15 D-Landau, Universum Kinocenter (AC)

18.12.15 D-Aschaffenburg, Stadttheater (AC) - new date!

19.12.15 D-Aschaffenburg, Stadttheater (AC) - sold out

20.12.15 D-Bochum, Christuskirche (AC)

02.01.16 D-Freiburg, Konzerthaus

03.01.16 D-Reutlingen, Stadthalle

09.01.16 D-Nürnberg, LUX-Kirche (AC)

12.01.16 D-Frankfurt, Alte Oper (AC)

22.01.16 D-Osnabrück, Rosenhof

23.01.16 D-Ahaus, Logo

12.02.16 D-Karlsruhe, Substage

13.02.16 D-Soest, Stadthalle

27.02.16 D-Brunsbüttel, Elbeforum

 (AC) = Acoustic shows!

Spanish female fronted Symphonic Metal band LAST DAYS OF EDEN will release their debut album on PRIDE & JOY MUSIC on November 27th, 2015!



LAST DAYS OF EDEN is  a female fronted symphonic metal band formed in 2012 in the Spanish Northern region of Asturias.

With epic folk influences added to their symphonic sound, they perform a melodic style that also carries Celtic and classical influences.

The band released an EP with six songs in 2014 which gained them a lot of recognition around the world and was extremely successful especially in Europe and in Japan.

During the year 2014 LAST DAYS OF EDEN played shows with U.D.O. and DEVIL’S TRAIN amongst others. After that, the Spanish six-piece entered the studio to record their first full album entitled “Ride The World” which includes 13 catchy and powerful songs plus one intro. The diverse song material delivers everything a fan of female fronted Symphonic, Gothic, Power Metal is longing for: Melodic Metal with driven guitars and tons of hooks, classical, orchestrated parts and folk elements plus some mega ballads. Other highlights are the more than 15 minute long epic “A Game Of War” and the bagpipe performance by Gustavo Rodríguez.

The group consists of members from other well known Spanish Metal bands such as Warcry, Avalanch, DarkSun or BandaNocturna.


Line-Up: Lady Ani – Vocals; Dani G. – guitar & vocals; Gustavo Rodríguez – Bagpipes, Juan Gómez – keyboards; Adrián Huelga – bass, Alberto Ardines – drums

The video for the song "Paradise" was taken from last year's EP and can be found at this link:

Facebook Band Page:

Hanny Mohamed and John Cavaliere from BLACK MAJESTY will perform an acoustic instore show at Hamburg's Remedy Records shop on Sept. 4th, 2015 at 17.30 CET. The performance will be followed by a signing session.

All details about the event can be found here:


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