Harem Scarem

Wed
25
Mar

PETE LESPERANCE Breaks Arm, Will Miss HAREM SCAREM Live Dates

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HAREM SCAREM Guitarist PETE LESPERANCE has takena fall on the ice and has broken his arm ahead of planned tour dates for the band in April.
Official Statement: "Hi everyone Just a quick update on the Harem Scarem shows for April. Unfortunately a couple days ago Pete took a serious fall on some ice, broke his arm and will not be able to play the HS shows in April. However, the shows will go on as scheduled! Long time friend of the band, Michale Vassos will be standing in for Pete. We'll post updates on Pete's recovery as things play out. Thanks for understanding guys. Team HS"
Pete has added this comment to his FB page: "Harem Scarem: Oshawa Show - Well, accidents apparently do happen! While walking to my car, I managed to slip on some of winter’s final ice and broke my arm. As a result, I won’t be able to play the upcoming Harem Scarem gig in Oshawa. I am obviously totally bummed to be missing a hometown show. The good news is that we were lucky enough to convince Mike Vassos to take over for me. Mike is a long time friend of the band, a great guy and an fantastic guitar player. The show is going to be awesome. It will definitely be a surreal experience watching Harem Scarem form the audience and I hope to see you all in Oshawa on the 2nd! Pete"
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Tue
03
Feb

Right To Rock Podcast - HAREM SCAREM

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TheRighttoRock.com has issued their latest podcast (episode #185), featuring Harem Scarem Guitarist Pete Lesperance. Pete took time out of his busy schedule to discuss Harem Scarem's latest release, Thirteen, as well as the band's upcoming tour plans. Interview lasts approx. 40 min.
 
Happy new year! Okay, we know it's almost February, but work with us. Made your resolution(s) yet? We haven't, but we're kind of slow with these sorts of things (you may have noticed). Join Genghis & Ragman as they discuss what tunes, concerts, collaborations and movies they'll be anticipating in the new year. If everything comes together, we're looking at another solid year of music. Next, the boys welcome back Harem Scarem guitarist Pete Lesperance for a one on one as he discusses the new CD Thirteen as well as plans for 2015.
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Tue
23
Dec

One On One With Mitch Lafon - HAREM SCAREM

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http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-79

HAREM SCAREM's HARRY HESS joins Mitch on EPISODE 79 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. Red Dragon Cartel singer, Darren Smith, is this episode's co-host and offers a Red Dragon Cartel new album update and talks about his time as Harem Scarem's drummer.

In this episode's only interview, Harem Scarem singer, Harry Hess, discusses the band's fantastic new album 'Thirteen', talks about the band's history, Red Dragon Cartel's (and former Harem Scarem drummer) Darren Smith, Canadian content rules and much more.

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and on TWITTER: @HaremScaremBand

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Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch 

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Tue
02
Dec

HAREM SCAREM Joins 'Frontiers Rock Fest 2' Replacing LAST IN LINE

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Frontiers Music Srl informs that due to circumstances beyond each party reasonable control the band LAST IN LINE will not be able to perform at the forthcoming FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL II which will be held at the Live Club in Trezzo (Milano), Italy on April 11th and 12th 2015.
 
Frontiers is anyway pleased to announce that the Canadian quartet HAREM SCAREM will perform instead at the Festival and have their show on April 11th. 'We would love to do it!!!' said Harem Scarem singer Harry Hess, when asked if the band wanted to join the Festival lineup! The band will perform classic tracks and new songs from the acclaimed new album 'Thirteen' which will hit the shops on December 5thin Europe.
 
In the meantime, whoever will preorder the album now on iTunes will be able to download the full track 'Early Warning Signs' which can be also listened in streaming on Youtube following this link: http://youtu.be/UqFJsOneTGc
 
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Fri
28
Nov

HAREM SCAREM - Thirteen (Review)

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99%

 

Produced By: 
Harry Hess & Pete Lesperance
Running Time: 
38
Release Date: 
December 5
Released: 
Worldwide
Musical Style: 
Melodic Rock
Score: 
99
Label: 
Frontiers
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It’s no secret I’m a card carrying Harem Scarem fanboy and the band can do (almost) no wrong. Every album has featured at least a few legendary songs; most albums for me have been front to back brilliant. I even go against the traditionalists and rate Voice Of Reason very highly and the two Rubber albums remain underrated.
So this is the guy’s first studio album in 6 years, following on from the awesome Mood Swings 2 release. You might expect the guys to continue in the Mood Swings style, such as the 3 new tracks from MS2 did, but this is more simply Harem Scarem just being themselves.
Naturally gifted to deliver chorus upon chorus of memorable harmonies, riffs and hooks, Thirteen features elements of Weight Of The World, Higher, Overload and Hope.
It’s a continuation of the second half of the band’s career.
 
And while I rate every album highly – this is going to stand out as one of the band’s truly great records. This is right up there with the debut, Mood Swings, Weight Of The World and Higher for me.
10 songs, just under 40 minutes, no fuss, no padding ,no fillers, just pure melodic bliss from start to finish.
Production is great and the choruses really do seem to stand out even more than normal. It’s just one after another after another.
Anyone wanting to see how a catchy, memorable melodic rock album is done – learn from what Harem Scarem have done here. Harry Hess and Pete Lesperance are simply one of the finest writing pairs that have ever been part of the melodic rock scene.
 
Track By Track:
Garden of Eden is a perfect start to the album. A pop influenced melodic rocker, its only 45 seconds from start to the chorus and that is about the same for the whole album. Nothing but hooks and harmonies here. The chorus (as is usually the case for harem Scarem) is layered with harmonies and begs to be sung along to. A nice little progressive Mr. Big style guitar solo mid-song adds texture before diving right back into the chorus.
Live It turned my head initially. The outset of the song is quite different for the band and Harry’s verse vocal is certainly a refreshing burst of energy. The chorus is nothing but pure Harem anthemic goodness.
Early Warning Signs sees the sound turn darker and a little heavier, but still with that commercial feel that all Harem songs have. I’m hearing influences of the album Overload here, with a sharp twist for the bridge before a pure power pop chorus comes out of nowhere. The chorus has hints of Weight Of The World in it.
I adore The Midnight Hours. It starts with a moody slow verse and a melodic bridge before a massive layered, more urgent chorus delivers a devastatingly good hook.
Whatever It Takes is the only real slow paced ballad. This is a classic Harem Scarem ballad complete with nice guitar solo, heartfelt lyrics and of course, a monster harmony filled chorus.
Saints and Sinners is another track with a heavier Overload style feel. And it’s another absolute monster. The tracks moves at a decent pace with a moody verse rises to another catchy as hell chorus. Love it!
 
All I Need has some great guitar work from Pete underneath a song with a modern power pop heart, but with a classic old-school anthemic chorus. A great contrast once again between verse and chorus, which seems to be a highlight of this album’s song writing.
Troubled Times gives no indication of where it’s going from the start. It’s Weight Of The World and Higher meets Overload, slowly building through the verse and bridge to tempo lift and a chorus that may just never leave your head again. Ever. Classic.
Never Say Never is slower and once again pretty moody to start before yet another hook steers you into a mid-tempo harmony filled chorus. Simply put – just another great track.
Stardust is another stunning song to be honest. Featuring some great lyrics, it starts with a heavy feeling and a strong, tuned down guitar sound before lifting to a massive chorus with some terrific harmonies and a similar feel to the slower closing part of Change Comes Around from Mood Swings.
 
The Japanese release adds an acoustic version of The Midnight Hours, while the European version adds Garden Of Eden acoustic, which both work wonderfully in the stripped back format. A nice contrast to the electric versions.
 
The Japanese limited edition also adds a bonus disc featuring 8 tracks of the band live in 2013 in Japan. This is where the loyalty of the hard core fan is really stretched. I love the performance on these tracks – many Mood Swings classics in energetic form – but the quality isn’t much better than an audience recorded bootleg. Definitely for the die-hards only, but that’s me, so I’m good with it.
 

It took way too long to get here, but it was worth the wait. Simply put - another glorious album from the band that defines melodic rock for me. Superb songs, superb sound, superb performances.
Essential for all fans of this site and the music I promote.
So close to perfect I’m not sure why I’m not giving it 100!
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Fri
14
Nov

HAREM SCAREM - 'Thirteen' (Showcase)

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Thirteen
Produced By: 
Harry Hess & Pete Lesperance
Running Time: 
38
Release Date: 
December 5
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Melodic Rock
 
Canadian Rockers Harem Scarem are coming back - after a long 6 years hiatus - with their 13th original studio album cleverly entitled…"Thirteen".

After the band's return in 2013 with the release of "Mood Swings II" - the re-recorded version of their career-defining album "Mood Swings", originally released in 1993 - Harem Scarem embarked on an international tour and reconnected with all the fans. They were actually very pleasantly surprised about the level of interest in the band and decided to move forward.
"It’s been 6 years since our last studio album and we’re feeling rejuvenated and couldn’t be more excited about the new tunes!" tells singer Harry Hess and with juices of inspiration flowing it could not have been easier to give birth to a strong musical statement such as "Thirteen".

The new album encompasses everything that the fans would expect from Harem Scarem: very addictive guitar riffs, choruses from heaven with big, over the top and hooks. A definite and true return to the sound that put Harem Scarem on the map over 20 years ago.

With 12 top 40 hits around the world and with sales well over a million records in 43 countries, 2015 will see the Harem Scarem touring the world in support of their 13th studio album “Thirteen“!

HAREM SCAREM:
Harry Hess: Lead and backup Vocals/Keys
Pete Lesperance: Guitars/Bass/Keys
Creighton Doane: Drums
Darren Smith: Backup Vocals

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Mon
27
Oct

HAREM SCAREM More 'Thirteen' Details

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Harem Scarem's brillaint new studio album 'Thirteen' is released via Frontiers/Pledge Music December 5.
 
A few further details are available - the European version will add the bonus track "Garden Of Eden (Acoustic)".
 
There is also a limited edition Japanese version that will feature a bonus live disc and a different acoustic bonus track - details below.
 
CD Japan have only 18 copies of the Limited Edition 2CD set left - pre-order now via: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/aff/click.cgi/ZRcokempdVE/514/A867157/detailvie...
 
 
Japanese Track Listing:
 
Disc 1 (Micp-20006 / Micp-11185):

1. Garden Of Eden
2. Live It
3. Early Warning Signs
4. The Midnight Hours
5. Whatever It Takes
6. Saints And Sinners
7. All I Need
8. Troubled Times
9. Never Say Never
10. Stardust
11. The Midnight Hours (Acoustic Version) *
 
Disc 2 (Micp-20006):
 
1. Hard To Love (Live)
2. If There Was A Time (Live)
3. Sentimental Blvd. (Live)
4. Stranger Than Love (Live)
5. Mandy (Live)
6. Had Enough (Live)
7. No Justice (Live)
8. Change Comes Around (Live)
 
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Tue
14
Oct

HAREM SCAREM 'Thirteen' Due Out December 5

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FRONTIERS MUSIC Srl SET TO
RELEASE HAREM SCAREM’S “13” IN DECEMBER
 
 
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release dates set for the anticipated new album from Canadian rockers HAREM SCAREM entitled “13” on December 5th in Europe an and in North America on December 9th.
 
Coming back - after a long hiatus – “Thirteen” is, arguably, the band’s 13th original studio album, a release that was decided by after the band's return in 2013 with the release of "Mood Swings II": the re-recorded version of their career defining album "Mood Swings", originally released in 1993. Harem Scarem embarked on an international tour and reconnected with all the fans. They were actually very pleasantly surprised about the level of interest in the band and decided to move forward.
 
"It’s been 6 years since our last studio album and we’re feeling rejuvenated and couldn’t be more excited about the new tunes!" tells singer Harry Hess and with juices of inspiration flowing it could not have been easier to give birth to a strong musical statement such as "Thirteen".
 
The new album encompasses everything that the fans would expect from Harem Scarem: very addictive guitar riffs and choruses from heaven with big over the top hooks. A definite and true return to the sound that put Harem Scarem on the map over 20 years ago.
 
With 12 top 40 hits around the world and sales well over a million records in 43 countries, 2015 will see the Harem Scarem touring the world in support of their 13th studio album “Thirteen“!
 
You can check Harem Scarem’s new songs via this Youtube trailer:
 

 
“Thirteen” tracklisting includes:
Garden of Eden; Live It; Early Warning Signs; The Midnight Hours; Whatever It Takes; Saints and Sinners; All I Need; Troubled Times; Never Say Never; Stardust; Garden of Eden (Acoustic Version – bonus track)
 
 
HAREM SCAREM
Harry Hess: Lead and backup Vocals/Keys
Pete Lesperance: Guitars/Bass/Keys
Creighton Doane: Drums
Darren Smith: Backup Vocals
 
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Mon
08
Sep

HAREM SCAREM Launch 'Thirteen Weeks To Thirteen' Campaign on PledgeMusic

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Harem Scarem are Launching their new album 'Thirteen' on Pledge Music!
 
Canadian melodic rock legends Harem Scarem have launched their new album "Thirteen" on Pledge Music, with a campaign cleverly called "Thirteen Weeks to Thirteen"!
 
"This is our 13th studio album and our first in 6 years, and we're really excited to share the experience with our fans. Over the next 13 weeks, we're going to bring you inside our recording process, rewarding 'Pledgers' with weekly video updates, special sneak peeks, behind the scenes footage and Q&A sessions where we answer your questions about the album.
 
The campaign has launched now! Check out the limited edition packages like guitar lessons from Pete, a private listening party for 20 fans at Vespa Studios, and even the custom guitar that Pete used on the album!
 
So why are we doing this? Well, basically we were out on tour last year and we ran into and reconnected with all of our fans and were actually very pleasantly surprised about the level of interest in the band. It’s been 6 years since our last studio album and we’re feeling rejuvenate and couldn’t be more excited about the new tunes!
 
We’re about to start recording now and we’re going to bring you inside and show you how we do it.
 
To get started, week #2 is going to be a question-and-answer with us. So leave your questions in the comments section and will be a recording
video answers to the ones we pick and we’ll see you next week!
 
Head over to www.pledgemusic.com/HaremScarem and watch our video, check out the packages, and be a part of the making of Thirteen!
 
Thanks for all the support!
 
H&P."
 
EXCLUSIVE: I asked Harry Hess what the new album might sound like. His reply sounded perfect: "It's going to have lots of guitar riffs and big vocals, very anthemic choruses, I think people will like it...."
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Thu
17
Jul

HAREM SCAREM News Coming, Sign Up & Get Free Live Download

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A reminder of upcoming big news from Harem Scarem!
 
The band says: "Some big things in the works! To celebrate, follow the link below to download a free and exclusive mp3 of "Had Enough - Live from Japan" from the last HS tour."
 
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