Now & Then / Frontiers News - 20 March 2001
Posted by: Peter Sims ()
Date: March 21, 2001 06:00AM

Now & Then / Frontiers News - 20 March 2001
Frontiers Records and Now & Then Productions are proud to announce their
latest world-wide mega-signing.

BOURGEOIS PIGS is a new band featuring an amazing line up. Participating
are: Richard Black (Shark Island) on vocals, Jake E. Lee (Ozzy
Osbourne, Badlands) and Michael Guy (House Of Lords) on guitar, Tony
Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder) on bass and Linsday Vannoy (Alice
Cooper) on keyboards.

Guests in the recording sessions will include Matt Sorum (The Cult /
Guns'n'Roses) and Ken Mary (House Of Lords) supplying the drums, with
Kelly Hansen (Hurricane) to handle all backing vocals. The album is
being recorded in Michael Guy's studio in the Los Angeles, California
area and has been titled "Calamity of Vanities". Scheduled for
completion by the end of Summer 2001, the release is being slated later
in the year.

Michael Guy states: "The sound style will be quite adventurous, but will
remain firmly rooted in melodic hard rock."

Some of the song titles include "Calamity of Vanities" (to be included
in the upcoming Now & Then / Frontiers compilation "Union 4"), "Get Your
Dog Stoned" and "You Talk to Angels". There is a wide range of sounds
and attitudes to be revealed in this album that will show there are
still unexplored territories in the field of melodic hard rock.

When Michael Guy was asked, "Are we ready to rock?", he replied: "Asking
that question is like asking a lion if he's ready to take the head off a

Continuing their unrivalled tradition of discovering the hottest new
bands around, Now & Then / Frontiers Records can announce that a
licensing deal for Europe has been struck with Roastinghouse Productions
for the Finnish band URBAN TALE !

The band has been compared by some of the most reliable and competent
journalists in the independent melodic rock scene to the likes of
Journey and Toto. Following are excerpts from some of the reviews to
their debut single cd "One Day":

"Well, what can I say? Words fail me with this band, all I can say is
that Finland's newest hot shots Urban Tale are indeed HOT NEWS!!"
Nicky Baldrian - Strutter

"Urban Tale, from Finland, come up with quite a surprise on this single.
"One Day" is a fabulous ballad !"
Fred Monster - Majestic

"I normally don't write a review when there's only ONE song on the menu.
But this is such a good westcoast/AOR single, it has to be mentioned !"
Ola Granshagen - Midwestern Skies

""One Day" is an awesome ballad in the Journey vein, yet retains the
band's own identity."
Kimmo Lauttalammi - Loud & Clear

"Well, this is one band who can stop the rot single handedly. Superb.
Check 'em out!"
Matthew Honey - Hard Roxx

The band is composed of :

Kimmo Blom: Lead vocals
Erkka Korhonen: Guitar, background vocals
Tuomo Kovalainen: Bass, background vocals
Timo Pudas: Keyboards, background vocals
Kari Välimäki: Drums, background vocals

The release of the band's debut album is planned for late summer in
Europe. Get ready to catch them live.

The highly successful series of the UNION compilation reaches its fourth
chapter. On May 14th 2001, Now & Then and Frontiers Records will
celebrate the 4th year of their "Union" releasing a brand new
compilation which will feature tracks from all the recent hits of the
label's releases plus some exciting previews of what's coming next.

This is the list of the bands/artists which are going to be featured in
the double cd:

Bob Catley, Bailey's Comet, Iain Ashley Hersey, Prime Time, Brad Gillis,
Kip Winger, Heaven & Earth, Mark Boals, Into The Light, Millenium,
Praying Mantis, David Glen Eisley, Voodoo Hill, Teer, The Sign, Ten,
Kelly Keagy, Emerald Rain, Seventh Key, Stan Bush, Terry Brock, Under
Suspicion, Hurricane, Skin Tag, Johnny Lima, Robert Fleishmann,
Hardline, Bourgeois Pigs, Giant, Urban Tale.

There are still two more bands to be included which will be announced
shortly as contracts are in the final process of being signed !

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