Death Dealer

Mon
15
May

MRR Oz Rock Deals - EMPIRES OF EDEN, ROADKILL, SERPENTINE SKY & THE RADIO SUN

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
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MelodicRock Records is offering a couple of very special deals with four very fine examples of Aussie hard rock/melodic rock.
 
There are two packages to choose from, or dive in and grab all 4 for the special price.
 
Deal 1 - HARD ROCK - EMPIRES OF EDEN 'Architect Of Hope' & ROADKILL 'Extinct' - Both albums for the combo sale price of $25 (and free shipping worldwide)
 

Deal 2 - MELODIC ROCK - THE RADIO SUN 'Outside Looking In - Special Edition' & SERPENTINE SKY 'Serpentine Sky - Special Edition' - Both albums for the combo sale price of $25 (and free shipping worldwide)
 

Or dive in and buy all 4 for just $40 (and free shipping worldwide)
 

SAMPLE THE ALBUMS:
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Mon
13
Feb

NIGHT LEGION Is The New Power Metal Project For STU MARSHALL

NIGHT LEGION, the new high energy Australian power metal band led by guitarist / producer Stu "The Hammer" Marshall (Dungeon / Empires of Eden / Death Dealer / Blasted to Static) has announced the addition of Vo Simpson as their new lead vocalist.
Stu Marshall has checked in with the following comment:
During the writing of our upcoming debut album, the band went through some sudden personnel changes. Moving forward, I am very pleased to announce my amazing friend Vo Simpson, as the new lead vocalist for the band. Just think Halford meets old school Tate and you have an idea of where Vo's vocal abilities can be filed under. We have been long time friends and to have vocals that scream like Vo's is a dream to write heavy riffs for. The band is psyched for the new upcoming debut album and we are currently working toward securing a worldwide release via an as yet determined label during 2017.
Forged from the fires of internationally acclaimed metal acts Empires of Eden, Death Dealer, Blasted To Static, Darker Half and Aussie metal royalty Dungeon, Night Legion unleashes razor-sharp power metal to make your ears bleed.
Night Legion, is the latest creation of guitarist / producer Stu "The Hammer" Marshall, known as the mastermind of the all star metal project Empires of Eden, stage right guitarist in heavy metal super group Death Dealer alongside six string legend and partner Ross the Boss (Manowar co-founder) and the ripping axeman in shred metal newcomers Blasted to Static fronted by iconic vocalist Jeff Martin (the legendary voice of Racer X).
In Night Legion, Marshall reunites with bassist Glenn Williams, a crowd favourite on Dungeon’s large-scale tours and drummer Clay T, of Blasted To Static fame. Joining them front and center is screaming lead vocalist Vo Simpson who also plays in Sydney thrashers Darker Half.
With an uncompromising and aggressive style that echoes Rob Halford's trademark microphone meltdowns, Simpson's voice cuts a blazing trail of destruction that is second to none.
Night Legion has recently begun work on recording their debut, slated for a 2017 release, and is in the early stages of the search for a future label who will offer the most suitable home for the album. This unconquerable touring animal also has its sights on Japan, Europe and possibly Australia in early to mid-2017.
For the latest band news, visit the official Night Legion website and Facebook page:
 
Wed
02
Dec

Clone of DEATH DEALER Issue Vinyl Version of 'Hallowed Ground'

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Release Year: 
2015
Friday, October 2, 2015
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Ever since the release of Death Dealer's sophomore album in October, 'Hallowed Ground,' fans have been wondering about the possibility of a vinyl release.

The requests have now officially been answered. 'Hallowed Ground' is available as a both visually and sonically stunning two-record set - featuring a 2 x 180g (gatefold) and including a poster (6 x inner sleeve size).

To order a copy, visit: http://www.rubydon.de/death-dealer-hallowed-ground-180g-double-vinyl-gat...

The follow-up to their over-the-top debut, ‘Warmaster,’ features vocalist Sean Peck, guitarists Ross the Boss and Stu Marshall, bassist Mike Davis, and drummer Steve Bolognese.

Sean Peck states "The rise in the popularity of vinyl has been one of the bright spots in the music industry lately. For collectors like me, seeing the Death Dealer album in this format and holding it in my hands is fantastic!  It looks great and sounds great.  Buy two so you can play one and frame one to hang up on the wall!"

Featuring members that have previously played with the likes of Manowar, the Dictators, Rob Halford, Lizzy Borden, Denner/Shermann and Cage, Death Dealer are a true heavy metal force to be reckoned with, and ‘Hallowed Ground’ certainly proves this once and for all.

'HALLOWED GROUND' VINYL TRACKLISTING:

Side A
Gunslinger (5:50)
Break the Silence (3:33)
Plan of Attack (4:21)

Side B
Séance (3:45)
Llega el Diablo (1:01)
Way of the Gun (5:25)
K.I.L.L. (3:35)

Side C
I am the Revolution (4:54)
Total Devastation (5:33)
The Anthem (4:13)

Side D
Corruption of Blood (4:53)
Skull and Crossbones (4:57)
U-666 (6:18)

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
www.deathdealer.co
https://www.facebook.com/deathdealerband
www.swedenmusicgroup.com
www.facebook.com/swedenmusicgroup

 
Mon
16
Nov

One On One With Mitch Lafon - ROSS THE BOSS (Death Dealer)

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Release Year: 
2015
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
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DEATH DEALER's Ross The Boss joins Mitch on episode 168 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. In the episode's only interview guitarist Ross The Boss discusses Death Dealer's new album 'Hallowed Ground', The Dictators, his time with Manowar, shares his thoughts about Joey DeMaio and much more.
 
Quotes from the interview: On leaving Manowar "Sometimes you just grow apart and Joey was taking the band over. There was no street sense. There was no nice. There was no being cool with other bands.This is not me. I wasn't planning on leaving and I did not leave. I was asked to leave."
 
On retiring from music: "If it ever gets to a point where it's an embarrassment. That you're just wheeling me on the stage... That'll never happen. Some bands are doing that already and it's not pretty. You'll never see that out of me - I guarantee you."
 
For more about about Ross The Boss & DEATH DEALER visit: Online: http://ross-the-boss.com & http://deathdealer.co/site/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/deathdealerband & http://www.facebook.com/RossTheBoss Twitter: @officialrtb & @DeathDealerband
 
Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch And Official Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon
 
Wed
11
Nov

The GuitarCast - ROSS "THE BOSS" FRIEDMAN

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Release Year: 
2015
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Ross "The Boss" Friedman Talks Death Dealer and The Dictators
 
It's not many who can claim to have started two important bands in two separate genres. Ross "the Boss" Friedman can claim just that as the founding member of  both Punk legends "The Dictators" & Power Metal pioneers "Manowar". Formed in 1973 and 1980 respectively, both bands forged new territory in their genres as Friedman's latest project Death Dealer, seeks to carve it's own name in music history.
 
Ross called into The GuitCast podcast to talk with the guys about the new Death Dealer album 'Hallowed Ground, out now via Sweden Music Group (SMG), & a flurry of new activity for Friedman's Punk band The Dictators.
 
Featuring members that have previously played with the likes of Manowar, The Dictators, Rob Halford, Lizzy Borden and Cage, Death Dealer are a true heavy metal force as the album 'Hallowed Ground' shows. Recorded remotely between band member's homes in Australia and the U.S.A., the 13 tracks that make up 'Hallowed Ground' are the follow-up to their over-the-top debut 'Warmaster' from  2013. Friedman says: It's an amazing piece of work and it's gonna stand the test of time." Accompanying Ross on guitar is Stu Marshall, vocalist Sean Peck, bassist Mike Davis, and drummer Steve Bolgnese.
 
Friedman's original band The Dictators are having a resurgence with a new single 'Supply and Demand'. Their first new music in 15 years as The Dictators began their European tour November 8th. Also CBS Legacy Recordings is re-issuing the first Dictators album 'The Dictators Go Girl Crazy'. "That was my first record and its hanging in the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame." says Ross.
 
Andrew W.K. has remixed original recordings to create brand new versions of "The Next Big Thing," "Two Tub Man," and "Weekend" for this Black Friday exclusive release! The brand new 10" EP, which comes pressed on beautiful opaque red vinyl will be released exclusively on Black Friday, November 27th, 2015 in a very limited edition of 2500. The album also includes previously unreleased session outtakes, a completely unknown recording of, "Backseat Boogie," along with an alternate take of "Weekend."
 
For the full interview visit www.GuitCast.com. The GuitCast is a weekly podcast bringing you the latest news & gear reviews related to the guitar world along with interviews with the biggest names in guitar.
www.GuitCast.com
DeathDealer.co
TheDictatorsNYC.com
 
Fri
04
Sep

DEATH DEALER Added To MOTORHEAD's Motorboat Cruise Line-Up

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2015
Friday, October 2, 2015
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One of the best boat cruises for metal fans is undoubtedly Motörhead's Motörboat. And for this year's edition, Death Dealer has been added to an absolutely stellar line-up, which includes of course, the legendary Motörhead, as well as such renowned/heavy acts as Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed, and Corrosion of Conformity, among others.

Running from September 28-October 2, 2015, and setting sail from Miami to the private island of Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau in the Bahamas, the Motörboat ups the ante on standard Caribbean cruise vacations with a 24-hour, face melting party for days on end, headquartered on white sandy beaches and the sun-drenched deck of the Norwegian Sky.

This jaunt along the Atlantic Ocean will also coincide with the release of Death Dealer's highly anticipated second full-length, 'Hallowed Ground,' which drops on October 2nd, via Sweden Music Group (SMG), with a hard-hitting video, for "Break the Silence”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyZmHD3hqAM

Featuring members that have previously played with the likes of Manowar, the Dictators, Rob Halford, Lizzy Borden, Denner/Shermann and Cage, Death Dealer are a true heavy metal force to be reckoned with, and 'Hallowed Ground' certainly proves this.

The follow-up to their over-the-top debut, 'Warmaster,' features vocalist Sean Peck, guitarists Ross the Boss and Stu Marshall, bassist Mike Davis, and drummer Steve Bolognese, and as always, Death Dealer is setting out to convert the metal masses to their brand of manly metal.

And what better way to announce the arrival of 'Hallowed Ground' then with a killer all-metal cruise? Ross the Boss: "Death Dealer is absolutely so excited and pumped to be a part of this fantastic line-up! Plus, Lemmy is God and we all love him!”

'HALLOWED GROUND' TRACKLISTING:

1. Gunslinger
2. Break the Silence
3. Plan of Attack
4. Seance
5. Llega El Diablo
6. The Way of the Gun
7. K.I.L.L.
8. I am the Revolution
9. Total Devastation
10. The Anthem
11. Corruption of Blood
12. Skull and Cross Bones
13. U-666

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:

motorheadcruise.com
deathdealer.co
facebook.com/Death Dealerband
swedenmusicgroup.com
facebook.com/swedenmusicgroup


Death Dealer will drop their highly anticipated second full-length, 'Hallowed Ground,' on October 2nd, via Sweden Music Group (SMG), and have a hard-hitting video ready to drop, for "Break the Silence":
 


 
 
Mon
31
Aug

DEATH DEALER To Unleash Sophomore Album 'Hallowed Ground'

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Friday, October 2, 2015
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Death Dealer will drop their highly anticipated second full-length, 'Hallowed Ground,' on October 2nd, via Sweden Music Group (SMG), and have a hard-hitting video ready to drop, for "Break the Silence":
 

Featuring members that have previously played with the likes of Manowar, the Dictators, Rob Halford, Lizzy Borden and Cage, Death Dealer are a true heavy metal force to be reckoned with, and 'Hallowed Ground' certainly proves this.
The follow-up to their over-the-top debut, 'Warmaster,' features Sean Peck, guitarists Ross the Boss and Stu Marshall, bassist Mike Davis, and drummer Steve Bolgnese, and as always, Death Dealer is setting out to convert the metal masses to their brand of manly metal.

The 13-track CD was mixed and mastered by Stu Marshall at Frontier Studios in Sydney, Australia, and contains massively epic orchestrations, speed metal anthems, and sing along headbangers, as well.

Fresh off a summer European tour, Death Dealer are primed to rock the world with their killer new album. Get ready to be rocked!

"'Hallowed Ground' satisfies from start to finishit is what metall should sound like!" --Ross The Boss

'HALLOWED GROUND' TRACKLISTING:
1. Gunslinger
2. Break the Silence
3. Plan of Attack
4. Seance
5. Llega El Diablo
6. The Way of the Gun
7. K.I.L.L.
8. I am the Revolution
9. Total Devastation
10. The Anthem
11. Corruption of Blood
12. Skull and Cross Bones
13. U-666

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
www.deathdealer.co
www.facebook.com/deathdealerband
swedenmusicgroup.com
facebook.com/swedenmusicgroup


 
 
Fri
12
Jun

DEATHDEALER Announce European Tour This Summer

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Release Year: 
2015
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Although the forthcoming sophomore release from DeathDealer, 'Hallowed Ground,' won't be arriving until September 11th (via SMG Records), the band - led by ex-Manowar/Dictators guitarist Ross the Boss - will be hitting the road this summer, with a string of Euro dates. 

"I cannot wait to hit the stage again and reconnect with all our friends in Europe," says Ross. "HAIL AND KILL!!"

Also, available at these shows (which runs from July 16th through August 2nd) will be a "DeathDealer Limited Edition Metal Tour Package," which will contain the following items (housed in a custom printed tin container):
-- 'Warmaster CD' 
-- Limited Edition T-Shirt (L, XL)
-- Patch 
-- Download card with (3) new DeathDealer songs from the forthcoming 'Hallowed Ground' album (the tracks "Break the Silence," "Plan of Attack,” and "The Anthem")
The 13-track CD was mixed and mastered by Stu Marshall at Frontier Studios in Sydney, Australia, and contains massively epic orchestrations, speed metal anthems, and sing along headbangers, as well. 

The band - which in addition to Ross is comprised of Sean Peck (Cage, Denner/Shermann), Stu Marshall (Dungeon, Empires of Eden), Steve Bolognese (Into Eternity), and Mike Davis (Halford, Lizzy Borden) - is fresh off of the Metal All Stars arena tour, and are primed to rock the world with a killer new album and kickass stage show. Get ready to rock! 

TOUR DATES:
Thursday, July 16th      Waregem, Belgium     Gasolina Rock and Metal Cafe               
Friday, July 17th           Tilburg, Holland           Little Devil               
Saturday, July 18th       Den Haag, Holland      Musicon                  
Sunday, July 19th         Roeselare, Belgium    Verlichte Geest       
Monday, July 20th         Mulheim, Germany     Gaststatte Rheinpreussen
Wednesday, July 22nd  Osnabruck, Germany   Bastard Club           
Thursday, July 23rd      Brande-Hornerkirchen, Germany    HOA Festival               
Friday, July 24th          Renchen Germany           Come Inn                 
Saturday, July 25th      Maasmechelen, Belgium  Meat and Metal Festival @ Jan Hertog
Tuesday, July 28th      Stockholm, Sweden      Gota Kallare             
Wednesday, July 29th     Gavle, Sweden          Hardrocks Klubb     
Friday, July 31st           Gothenburg, Sweden    Sticky Fingers         
Saturday, August 1st     Kierspe-Ronsahl, Germany   Gut Haarbecke, BAAAM Fest               
Sunday, August 2nd     Frankfurt, Germany       Spritzehaus  


FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:
deathdealer.co
facebook.com/deathdealerband
 
Tue
21
Apr

New Metal Project BLASTED TO STATIC

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Brace yourself for a vicious onslaught of shredding rock unlike anything you've heard in a long time. More explosive than a hailstorm of hand grenades, BLASTED TO STATIC delivers a cutting-edge offering that is both refreshingly new, and re-imagines the hallmarks of 80’s guitar histrionics as a sonic hurricane that will blow the roof off 2015.
 
Headed up by the incendiary vocals of Jeff Martin (Racer X, Badlands, Leatherwolf, Surgical Steel) and fret-melting wizardry of Stu Marshall (Death Dealer, Empires of Eden, Ex-Dungeon), with the rhythmic talents of Rev Jones (Steelheart, MSG, Black Symphony) on bass and session demigod Clay T on drums, Blasted to Static represents an uncompromising and intense odyssey from veterans of the metal scene.
 
But for all the high-octane, hook-laden riffing mayhem, the band’s versatility also encompasses acoustic elements and more subtle, understated interludes. “We’re embracing an organic approach with this band,” says guitarist Stu Marshall. “Don’t expect music from a single genre, Blasted to Static is all about full artistic freedom, so you might even hear echoes of Black Sabbath or Queen.”
 
Recording is already well underway for the currently untitled debut album, and concert dates for late 2015/early 2016 are in the planning stages.
 
Dangerous, unstoppable and impossible to predict, this savage yet focused shock-and-awe campaign will make any jaded metal fan sit the f__k up and take notice.
 
Shaking off the tired, formulaic monotony that many of us have become accustomed to, Blasted to Static blazes ahead into a golden future of guitar ripping rock.
 

For the latest band news, visit their official Facebook page: Blasted to Static Facebook page

 
 
Fri
17
Apr

All-Star Metallers DEATH DEALER Announce Australian Tour

Artist: 
Friday, April 17, 2015
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It's hard to argue with the pedigree of a band that includes members that worked with Manowar, the Dictators,
Rob Halford, Lizzy Borden, Udo Dirkschneider, and Cage. And that's exactly who the members of Death Dealer
have been associated with.
 
Vocalist Sean Peck, guitarists Ross The Boss and Stu Marshall, bassist Mike Davisand drummer Steve Bolognese have come
together to form one of the purest heavy metal bands of recent years. Death Dealer's mastery of metal is evident on their debut album,
Warmaster which was released in 2013 to world wide critical acclaim. The Death Dealer sound is a mighty combination of five very talented and seasoned
musicians. It's classic power metal with the brutal edge of thrash, speed, and precision.
 
As heard on such tunes as Death Dealer, Never to Kneel, and The Devil's Mile, Warmaster is an absolute godsend
for fans of authentic, no-holds-barred, heavy metal.
 
Death Dealer’s Australian & New Zealand fans can expect a set list that will draw upon more than just material from
Warmaster, the band will be playing other tunes, including some Manowar classics!
If you like your metal, loud and proud with soaring solos, piercing vocals and a bottom end that penetrates your
very soul, then be front and centre for one of the most powerful metal concerts of the year!
 
TOUR DATES:
Friday, September 4: Kings Arms - Auckland
Saturday, September 5: Valhalla - Wellington
Thursday, September 10: Manning Bar - Sydney
Friday, September 11: Crowbar - Brisbane
Saturday, September 12: Fowlers - Adelaide All Ages
Sunday, September 13: Hi Fi - Melbourne
Tickets on sale Tuesday, April 21 from
www.oztix.com.au moshtix.com.au & chaosnz.com
 
Pre show VIP Meet & Greets are available
 
There will also be special Guitar Clinics with Ross The Boss and Stu Marshall Details TBC
 
 
Watch the Tour Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=skdGuonKTzc
 
 
Death Dealer is:
 
Ross The Boss: Does this legend require an introduction? While with Manowar, Ross not only influenced legions of aspiring musicians, but
he was also part of classic albums that have sold more than four million copies worldwide.
 
Stu Marshall: The Sydney, guitarist/producer achieved fame as the lead guitarist for Dungeon. He is also the mastermind of Empires of
Eden, which led to his working with Udo, Rob Rock, Mike Dimeo, Steve Grimmett, Zak Stevens and many more.
 
Mike Davis: Making a name for himself as the ‘go to guy’ in his days with Lizzy Borden, so when the Metal God himself, Rob Halford, put
out a call for bassists, producer Roy Z knew Mike was the perfect fit.
 
Sean Peck: One of metal’s most illustrious voices, Peck recently celebrated his band Cage’s 20th anniversary. Referred to as “The man of a
thousand voices,” he has been compared to such names as Halford and Dickinson.
 
Steve Bolognese: An acclaimed metal drumming sensation, Steve began making waves in the hard rock/heavy metal music scene in 2005,
playing with some high profile acts including Beyond the Embrace, Into Eternity and Baptized in Blood.
 
 
HARDLINE MEDIA PRESENTS
Death Down Under - Australian & NZ Tour September 2015
 
 
Mon
02
Mar

EMPIRES OF EDEN - Architect Of Hope (Showcase)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Categories: 
Architect of Hope
Produced By: 
Stu Marshall
Running Time: 
45.39
Release Date: 
March 9
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Melodic Metal
 
MelodicRock Records is going full metal for this special release from Aussie melodic metal project EMPIRES OF EDEN.
 
Their new album Architect Of Hope is a raging slab of relentless riffing and high-octane metal, all delivered with style, class and plenty of melodies.
 
Features Deluxe 18 Page Booklet! OUT NOW!!
 
This album OUT NOW available via MelodicRock.com and MelodicRock Direct.
 
 
 
EMPIRES OF EDEN
"Architect Of Hope"
OUT NOW!
$15 + $5 shipping (airmail worldwide)
 
 

 

Buy 2 or more and pay just $5 shipping!

 

 
 
 
 
ORDER NOW
 
From Avantasia to Ayreon and beyond, collaborations in metal typically prove to be more than the sum of their parts. This has been never been more true than in the case of Empires of Eden, a melodic metal project originating from Sydney, Australia and spanning the entire globe in its unprecedented scope.
 
Masterminded by former Dungeon and current Death Dealer guitarist/Producer Stu Marshall, Empires of Eden is characterized by a massive power metal sound, 30-piece orchestral score, and guest performances from some of the most celebrated musicians in the industry. Proving that neither oceans nor national boundaries are capable of stopping this explosive onslaught, Marshall has enlisted the participation of artists from all corners of the globe to assemble an army of veteran talent like no other.
 
2015 will bring us to “Architect of Hope”. The fourth album delivering nine head pounding tracks and featuring heavy Metal Legend, Ralf Scheepers (Primal fear).
 
Raising the standard yet again, Marshall has enlisted world wrecking stars like Rick Altzi (Masterplan), Mike Dimeo (Riot / Masterplan) and Jeff Martin (Racer X) just to highlight four of the amazing nine deep cast.
 
 
The 2012 release “Channelling the Infinite” raised the bar across the board in several categories of metal: symphonic, collaborative, progressive, melodic and generally ground breaking. The album received consistent scoring 9/10 or higher in reviews worldwide. In addition to Marshall's uncompromising compositional skills and technical guitar wizardry, the album was reinforced by vocalists who have earned their place in history, such as UDO Dirkschneider (Accept), Mike Dimeo (Riot / Masterplan) and Steve Grimmett (Grim Reaper / Lionsheart) to name just a few.
 
Compared to other collaborative projects of this kind, Empires of Eden is unique in the extent to which the guest vocalists are involved with the writing of the songs themselves. According to Marshall, although he tailors the instrumental backing to each singer's individual style and preferred range, "They are completely at liberty to write any lyrics they want, and they pen the vocal melodies themselves, too." Having so much artistic freedom not only increases the vocalists' enthusiasm for the project, but also enables them to deliver their best possible performances, unbounded by the usual constraints of the 'guest musician' format.
 
With lush, picturesque orchestral arrangements, bone-crushing riffs, kaleidoscopic soloing and spectacular vocal performances, Empires of Eden has developed a trademark sound that redefines the concept of epic.
 

 

 

 
Fri
06
Feb

Melodic Metallers EMPIRES OF EDEN Sign To MelodicRock Records

 
MelodicRock Records is going full metal for this special release from Aussie melodic metal project EMPIRES OF EDEN.
 
Their new album Architect Of Hope is a raging slab of relentless riffing and high-octane metal, all delivered with style, class and plenty of melodies.
 
This album will be released March 9 and will be available via MelodicRock.com and MelodicRock Direct.
 

 
For ease of pre-ordering, TONK, the other Aussie hard rock band who have just signed on with MRR will  have their album pushed back one week to match the EMPIRES OF EDEN release date.
 
Pre-orders and audio from both albums available Monday!
 
 
More on EMPIRES OF EDEN:
 
From Avantasia to Ayreon and beyond, collaborations in metal typically prove to be more than the sum of their parts. This has been never been more true than in the case of Empires of Eden, a melodic metal project originating from Sydney, Australia and spanning the entire globe in its unprecedented scope.
 
Masterminded by former Dungeon and current Death Dealer guitarist/Producer Stu Marshall, Empires of Eden is characterized by a massive power metal sound, 30-piece orchestral score, and guest performances from some of the most celebrated musicians in the industry. Proving that neither oceans nor national boundaries are capable of stopping this explosive onslaught, Marshall has enlisted the participation of artists from all corners of the globe to assemble an army of veteran talent like no other.
 
2015 will bring us to “Architect of Hope”. The fourth album delivering nine head pounding tracks and featuring heavy Metal Legend, Ralf Scheepers (Primal fear).
 
Raising the standard yet again, Marshall has enlisted world wrecking stars like Rick Altzi (Masterplan), Mike Dimeo (Riot / Masterplan) and Jeff Martin (Racer X) just to highlight four of the amazing nine deep cast.
 
The 2012 release “Channelling the Infinite” raised the bar across the board in several categories of metal: symphonic, collaborative, progressive, melodic and generally ground breaking. The album received consistent scoring 9/10 or higher in reviews worldwide. In addition to Marshall's uncompromising compositional skills and technical guitar wizardry, the album was reinforced by vocalists who have earned their place in history, such as UDO Dirkschneider (Accept), Mike Dimeo (Riot / Masterplan) and Steve Grimmett (Grim Reaper / Lionsheart) to name just a few.
 
Compared to other collaborative projects of this kind, Empires of Eden is unique in the extent to which the guest vocalists are involved with the writing of the songs themselves. According to Marshall, although he tailors the instrumental backing to each singer's individual style and preferred range, "They are completely at liberty to write any lyrics they want, and they pen the vocal melodies themselves, too." Having so much artistic freedom not only increases the vocalists' enthusiasm for the project, but also enables them to deliver their best possible performances, unbounded by the usual constraints of the 'guest musician' format.
 
With lush, picturesque orchestral arrangements, bone-crushing riffs, kaleidoscopic soloing and spectacular vocal performances, Empires of Eden has developed a trademark sound that redefines the concept of epic.
 
Sample the album here:
 

 
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