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Wed
20
Jun

JIM SHEPARD Brings 'Jaded' To MelodicRock Records Aug 10

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Friday, August 10, 2018
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At the heart of the melodic rock scene is a large number of independent artists, who make music for the love of it, contributing some very fine music but not always getting the attention they deserve.
 
On August 10, MelodicRock Records will release two great new melodic rock albums from artists that have previously been self-released independents. These guys deserve your attention and I hope everyone will take the time to listen and perhaps pre-order either one, or both of these releases.
 
When pre-orders are launched next week, there will be a special discount deal for buying both.
 
Today it is the great pleasure of MRR to announce the first of these artists – songwriter/multi-instrumentalist JIM SHEPARD.
 
MRR will release JIM SHEPARD’s third solo album ‘Jaded’ on August 10. Utilising 3 vocalists to deliver Jim’s hard edged melodic rock songs gives the album plenty of variety, while remaining consistent throughout. The punchy songs range from hard rock to AOR and give fans something a little different to appreciate.
 
Today we are going to debut two tracks from the album – the lead track Save The World and Jim’s video for the song we Are Not Alone. Both tracks give a great indication of the album’s sound.
 
 
 
 
JIM SHEPARD – ‘Jaded’ (MRR, Out August 10)
 
01. Save The World 03:00
02. Destiny 03:57
03. My Heart is Mine 03:48
04. We Are Not Alone 03:58
05. What I See 05:36
06. Livin' For Me 03:22
07. I Will Find My Way 03:59
08. M.G.L.G.2. 03:34
09. Love is the Faith 03:24
10. I Still Think About You 03:45
11. Always For You 05:12
 
All songs written by Jim Shepard except Save The World: Shepard, Ammerman and Wright; Destiny: Shepard, Ammerman; We Are Not Alone: Shepard, Ammerman; What I See: Shepard, Ammerman.
 
Lineup:
Jim Shepard: All Guitars, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Live Drums and programming
Rusty Ammerman: Lead vocals on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Backing vocals on 2, 4, 5, 10
Mike Meadows: Lead vocals on 6, 7, 8, 9, 10; Backing vocals on 8
Ron Hanchar: Lead vocals on 11; Backing vocals on 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11 Sax on 3
 
Additional musicians:
Chris Georgeff: Keyboards on 1
Rick Vallejo: Backing vocals on 7
 
Influenced by the rock and pop music of the 70's and 80's Jim played with a Country Rock band in the mid 80's. In the late 80's he toured with RCA recording artist Mel Hayes, playing for audiences around the country. In the 90's he formed Taxi which became one of Northwest Indiana and Chicago's most popular bands. Radio airplay for the Taxi single ‘I Won't Be Coming Home’ led to a short tour of the Southwest. Throughout the 90's Taxi opened for many national acts such as Enuff Z 'Nuff and Todd Rundgren. Taxi released two studio albums and one live (re-issues coming soon). Taxi still plays the occasional show.
 
 
Tue
19
Jun

JOE CERISANO'S SILVER CONDOR (Showcase)

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Friday, June 22, 2018
Release Date: 
June 20
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Melodic Hard Rock
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records delves back into the archives in June, delivering a blast from the past from respected vocalist JOE CERISANO and the compilation album Joe Cerisano’s Silver Condor ‘Studio Cuts, Rarities and Live Across America’, due out June 22. The 2CD Set is limited to 500 units only.
This two CD set will span his career from the early 80’s through the 2000’s and features an iconic live set from the one and only Silver Condor North American tour in 1981. This is a must have for any fan of Joe’s long and winding career.
 
"I’m really excited about my new double CD Joe Cerisano’s Silver Condor being released on MelodicRock Records. This new CD captures and documents the truth that Silver Condor was for one brief moment one of the major powerhouse bands of the 80’s.  What might have been is alive and well here on this CD. Judge for yourself."
 

PRE-ORDER JOE CERISANO'S SILVER CONDOR - Studio Cuts, Rarities and Live Across America (2CD Set, Limited Edition: 500 Units) $17+5 worldwide shipping

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SOUNDBYTES:

Track Listing:

CD 1
01. For The Sake of Survival (Demo)
02. It's Over (Demo)
03. Standing In The Rain (Demo)
04. Sayin' Goodbye (Demo)
05. I Wanna Thank You (Demo)
06. Goin' For Broke (Taken From ‘Silver Condor’)
07. Trouble At Home (Taken From ‘Trouble At Home’)
08. Goin' Out On The Town (Taken From ‘Trouble At Home’)
09. Holdin' On (Barely) (Taken From ‘Trouble At Home’)
10. Something to Believe In (Unreleased)
11. 500 Miles (Unreleased)
12. Healing Hand (Unreleased)
13. Your Turn To Cry (Unreleased)
14. That's What Writes The Book (Unreleased)
 
Joe Cerisano is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and producer who has the distinction of possessing one of the most familiar voices in America. With musical influences as diverse as Elvis Presley, Little Richard, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, and Sam and Dave, Joe developed a singing style that absorbed this wide variety of influences, mixing them with his native West Virginia dialect created a classic and original American singer's voice.
 
Traveling to the west coast in the early 80’s Joe formed the now legendary California rock band 'Silver Condor' with guitarist Earl Slick (i.e. David Bowie and John Lennon) on Columbia Records. In 1981, Silver Condor released their debut album and had the Top 40 hit "You Could Take My Heart Away." Silver Condor released their sophomore effort "Trouble at Home" in 1983. It boasted an all-star cast including Neal Schon (Journey, Santana), Clarence Clemmons (E Street Band), Waddy Wachtel (Stevie Nicks), Kenny Aaronson (Derringer, Billy Idol) and Steve Plunket (Autograph).
 
Joe has continued to be a prolific songwriter and is set to release Joe Cerisano’s Silver Condor - “Studio Cuts, Rarities and Live across America”.
 
 
Thu
31
May

THE SENIOR MANAGEMENT 'Heart & Soul' Out Now

 
MelodicRock Records is overjoyed to be bringing one of our favourite vocalists to the label. The mighty, Goran Edman is the frontman for the latest signing to the label, THE SENIOR MANAGEMENT.
 
MRR isn’t afraid to take chances when the music demands attention and The Senior Management is a no-brainer. Their mature mix of styles pushes the boundaries of melodic rock, westcoast AOR while including a touch of country and acoustic pop/rock.
 
The debut self-titled album is being exclusively handled by MRR for the CD format, with a digital release due early next month.
 
CD shipping is delayed one week, all pre-orders recieving audio link now.
 


PRE-ORDER THE SENIOR MANAGEMENT "Heart & Soul"
($15+$5 Worldwide Shipping)
 
 

MRR MAY PRE-ORDER DEAL
THE SENIOR MANAGEMENT & RUST N RAGE
(Both CDs For $30 & Pay Just $3 Worldwide Shipping)
 
 

 
Check out these two monster songs that bookend the debut album:
 

 
 
The Senior Management Bio:
In the summer of 2015 guitarist Dennis Heltorp and drummer Henrik Zetterlund formed the rock band The Senior Management. Together they have been involved in different
music project since the late 80’s. During the first half of the 90’s they collaborated in the band
Y.M.I where they reached the finals in the Swedish championship of rock music.
 
In the mid 90’s Y.M.I played at a rock festival and was warm up act for Billionaires Boys Club who
was headlining. Billionaires Boy Club was Jörg Fischer (Accept), Anders Johansson (Yngwie Malmsteen) Göran Edman (Yngwie Malmsten, John Norum) and Magnus Rosén (Hammerfall).
Magnus was at the time in the beginning of his career and that later would bring him to several successful years with Hammerfall. Göran had recently left Yngwie Malmsteen
band when he replaced Marc Boals in Billionaires Boys Club. During this rock festival, it was the
first time we all met and none of us had any idea that we 20 years later would team up together as
The Senior Management.
 
Dennis Heltorp: “In order to find our sound, we did some demos with different voices like Tony Martin from Black Sabbath and Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, Soto, Sons Of Apollo). However, all pieces fell into place after the first demo run with Göran. He finally added with his voice and amazing vocal harmonies the missing piece to complete our sound.”
 
Some listeners say that The Senior Management sound like a blend of The Eagles and Thin Lizzy.
Others have said they sound like Journey or Bon Jovi.
 
 
Tue
29
May

JOE CERISANO'S SILVER CONDOR - Rarities, Demos & Live Across America Out June 22

Friday, June 22, 2018
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records delves back into the archives in June, delivering a blast from the past from respected vocalist JOE CERISANO and the compilation album Joe Cerisano’s Silver Condor ‘Studio Cuts, Rarities and Live Across America’, due out June 22. The 2CD Set is limited to 500 units only.
 
This two CD set will span his career from the early 80’s through the 2000’s and features an iconic live set from the one and only Silver Condor North American tour in 1981. This is a must have for any fan of Joe’s long and winding career.
 
"I’m really excited about my new double CD Joe Cerisano’s Silver Condor being released on MelodicRock Records. This new CD captures and documents the truth that Silver Condor was for one brief moment one of the major powerhouse bands of the 80’s.  What might have been is alive and well here on this CD. Judge for yourself."
 

PRE-ORDER JOE CERISANO'S SILVER CONDOR - Studio Cuts, Rarities and Live Across America (2CD Set, Limited Edition: 500 Units) $17+5 worldwide shipping OUT JUNE 22

 

 

 

Track Listing:

CD 1
01. For The Sake of Survival (Demo)
02. It's Over (Demo)
03. Standing In The Rain (Demo)
04. Sayin' Goodbye (Demo)
05. I Wanna Thank You (Demo)
06. Goin' For Broke (Taken From ‘Silver Condor’)
07. Trouble At Home (Taken From ‘Trouble At Home’)
08. Goin' Out On The Town (Taken From ‘Trouble At Home’)
09. Holdin' On (Barely) (Taken From ‘Trouble At Home’)
10. Something to Believe In (Unreleased)
11. 500 Miles (Unreleased)
12. Healing Hand (Unreleased)
13. Your Turn To Cry (Unreleased)
14. That's What Writes The Book (Unreleased) 
 
CD 2 (Live Across America)
01. It's Over
02. Angel Eyes
03. Standing In The Rain
04. The One You Left Behind
05. We're In Love
06. Carolina (Nobody’s Right, Nobody’s Wrong)
07. Sayin' Goodbye
08. For The Sake of Survival
09. Goin' For Broke
10. Long Tall Sally
11. Rip It Up
 
Joe Cerisano is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and producer who has the distinction of possessing one of the most familiar voices in America. With musical influences as diverse as Elvis Presley, Little Richard, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, and Sam and Dave, Joe developed a singing style that absorbed this wide variety of influences, mixing them with his native West Virginia dialect created a classic and original American singer's voice.
 
Traveling to the west coast in the early 80’s Joe formed the now legendary California rock band 'Silver Condor' with guitarist Earl Slick (i.e. David Bowie and John Lennon) on Columbia Records. In 1981, Silver Condor released their debut album and had the Top 40 hit "You Could Take My Heart Away." Silver Condor released their sophomore effort "Trouble at Home" in 1983. It boasted an all-star cast including Neal Schon (Journey, Santana), Clarence Clemmons (E Street Band), Waddy Wachtel (Stevie Nicks), Kenny Aaronson (Derringer, Billy Idol) and Steve Plunket (Autograph).
 
After the breakup of Silver Condor Joe headed back East and began his career as one of the most successful studio session singers in America. Singing television and radio commercials for Chrysler/Plymouth, the Army, the Navy, GE, Miller Beer, Coca-Cola and many others, he voiced classics like the Army's "be all you can be" and GE's "we bring good things to life".
 
He continued to be a sought after singer throughout the 80’s. He performed backing vocals on several albums by Michael Bolton, sang with Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson, was guest as lead vocalist on the Blue Oyster Cult track "Frankenstein" from the ‘Imaginos’ album, sang a duet with Gloria Estefan on the soundtrack Goya: A Life in Song along with Placido Domingo, as well as the feature singer on "Hands Across America".
 
In the early 1990’s Joe began writing a series of songs that reflected the most important thing in Joe's life (his family). This resulting music evolved to become the album Carbon Copy which was recorded in New York, Nashville, and Joe’s home in New Jersey. It also marked Joe’s return to the stage as a member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra during their inaugural trek in 1999 through 2004. He was a featured lead vocalist on the 1998 Christmas album, The Christmas Attic.
 
Joe has continued to be a prolific songwriter and is set to release Joe Cerisano’s Silver Condor - “Studio Cuts, Rarities and Live across America”.
 
 
 
Thu
24
May

JK NORTHRUP & DAVID CAGLE 'That's Gonna Leave A Mark' Japanese Release

 
MelodicRock Records is excited to announce the release of one of the finest melodic hard rock records for 2018 – JK Northrup & David Cagle’s first collaboration together, titled ‘That’s Gonna Leave A Mark’.
 
There is no doubt whatsoever that this record is gonna leave a mark on fans of hard rocking, guitar driven melodic rock, with a production to die for and songs dripping in hooks and melodies.
JK Northrup & David Cagle ‘That’s Gonna Leave A Mark’ is OUT NOW.
 
 
ORDER JK NORTHRUP & DAVID CAGLE - 'That's Gonna Leave A Mark' Japanese Edition + Bonus Track
 
$20 + $5 worldwide shipping - 10 ONLY IN STOCK!
 
 
 
 
ORDER JK NORTHRUP & DAVID CAGLE - 'That's Gonna Leave A Mark'
 
$15 + $5 worldwide shipping
 
 
 
MRR’s Andrew McNeice: “I’m immensely proud and excited to finally be releasing this killer record from JK and David. I’ve worked with JK since the very first MR.com compilation over 15 years back and he’s been there for me as a mastering engineer every time since. His work with me remastering some important archive releases in the last couple of years has only further emboldened my respect for him as a first rate professional and someone who can bring out the very best results in any situation. On top of that, he is a Grade A gentleman who I value as a friend and college.
Everyone I have recommended Jeff to as an engineer or producer has ended up using him and continuing that relationship. But I’ve long felt that his name is undervalued as a writer and guitarist and I think this record is his finest achievement to date and a truly stunning release – in all facets – the guitar playing, the writing and production and David Cagle is one hell of a vocalist who I think we need to work with again ASAP!”
 
Jeff Northrup: “David Cagle and I had worked together in the past and started this album back in 2014.  Unfortunately, it was shelved due to 'circumstances'. We knew we had something special even then, and the time was right to pull out this great collection of songs, dust it off and polish it up. The result is 12 of the best songs put together on any album I've been a part of!
 
Fast forward to 2017… After rewriting some of the lyrics, some arrangement changes, re-recording guitars and vocals, then bringing in the powerful rhythm section of Larry Hart - bass (Montrose, Gypsy Soul, King Kobra) and Steve Brown - drums (Montrose, Oleander-and Mick Brown's younger brother), the album has truly come to life!
Larry and Steve have been playing live together for a couple years and are TIGHT. I've played on a few albums with Larry including King Kobra, Shortino-Northrup and Gypsy Soul, which began in 1987.
 
When you hear the opening track 'The Night Is Mine', you'll know right away that you are going to Get Rocked HARD!!! David's modern approach on vocals is a breath of fresh air and I pull no punches on guitar!! With some heavy, powerful rock songs, to more main stream rockers and a couple killer ballads, it's all here!!!
Although a predominately guitar driven album, Eric Ragno does a masterful job playing keyboards on 6 songs.
 
The title track, 'That's Gonna Leave A Mark' was written by myself several years back, but sounds as fresh and powerful as if written today. Some of the lyrics are based on true life experiences about love, hate and a relationship gone bad, which is reflected in the artwork that was done by the great Nello Dell'Omo. 'The Siren' cuts out your heart and leaves you still alive, clutching your chest. Been there, done that!!! I truly am excited for everyone to here this album!! Cheers!" ~ JK Northrup
 

 

 
Produced, Recorded, mixed and mastered by JK Northrup at Alien Productions Music Studio
 
JK Northrup & David Cagle ‘That’s Gonna Leave A Mark’ arrives March 30 worldwide on MelodicRock Records
 
 
Sat
28
Apr

THE SENIOR MANAGEMENT - Heart & Soul (Showcase)

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Heart & Soul
Produced By: 
Dennis Heltorp
Release Date: 
May 30
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
AOR, Pop, Country, Melodic Rock
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records is overjoyed to be bringing one of our favourite vocalists to the label. The mighty, Goran Edman is the frontman for the latest signing to the label, THE SENIOR MANAGEMENT.
 
MRR isn’t afraid to take chances when the music demands attention and The Senior Management is a no-brainer. Their mature mix of styles pushes the boundaries of melodic rock, westcoast AOR while including a touch of country and acoustic pop/rock.
 
The debut self-titled album is being exclusively handled by MRR for the CD format, with a digital release due early next month.
 
The MRR CD release will be a limited edition and is released May 30.
 

PRE-ORDER THE SENIOR MANAGEMENT "Heart & Soul"
($15+$5 Worldwide Shipping)
 
 

MRR MAY PRE-ORDER DEAL
THE SENIOR MANAGEMENT & RUST N RAGE
(Both CDs For $30 & Pay Just $3 Worldwide Shipping)
 
 

 
Check out these two monster songs that bookend the debut album:
 

 
 
The Senior Management Bio:
In the summer of 2015 guitarist Dennis Heltorp and drummer Henrik Zetterlund formed the rock band The Senior Management. Together they have been involved in different
music project since the late 80’s. During the first half of the 90’s they collaborated in the band
Y.M.I where they reached the finals in the Swedish championship of rock music.
 
In the mid 90’s Y.M.I played at a rock festival and was warm up act for Billionaires Boys Club who
was headlining. Billionaires Boy Club was Jörg Fischer (Accept), Anders Johansson (Yngwie Malmsteen) Göran Edman (Yngwie Malmsten, John Norum) and Magnus Rosén (Hammerfall).
Magnus was at the time in the beginning of his career and that later would bring him to several successful years with Hammerfall. Göran had recently left Yngwie Malmsteen
band when he replaced Marc Boals in Billionaires Boys Club. During this rock festival, it was the
first time we all met and none of us had any idea that we 20 years later would team up together as
The Senior Management.
 
Dennis Heltorp: “In order to find our sound, we did some demos with different voices like Tony Martin from Black Sabbath and Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, Soto, Sons Of Apollo). However, all pieces fell into place after the first demo run with Göran. He finally added with his voice and amazing vocal harmonies the missing piece to complete our sound.”
 
Some listeners say that The Senior Management sound like a blend of The Eagles and Thin Lizzy.
Others have said they sound like Journey or Bon Jovi.
 
 
Mon
16
Apr

THE SENIOR MANAGEMENT Arrive On CD May 30

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records is overjoyed to be bringing one of our favourite vocalists to the label. The mighty, Goran Edman is the frontman for the latest signing to the label, THE SENIOR MANAGEMENT.
 
MRR isn’t afraid to take chances when the music demands attention and The Senior Management is a no-brainer. Their mature mix of styles pushes the boundaries of melodic rock, westcoast AOR while including a touch of country and acoustic pop/rock.
 
The debut self-titled album is being exclusively handled by MRR for the CD format, with a digital release due early next month.
 
The MRR CD release will be a limited edition and is released May 30.
 
Check out these two monster songs that bookend the debut album:
 

 
 
The Senior Management Bio:
In the summer of 2015 guitarist Dennis Heltorp and drummer Henrik Zetterlund formed the rock band The Senior Management. Together they have been involved in different
music project since the late 80’s. During the first half of the 90’s they collaborated in the band
Y.M.I where they reached the finals in the Swedish championship of rock music.
 
In the mid 90’s Y.M.I played at a rock festival and was warm up act for Billionaires Boys Club who
was headlining. Billionaires Boy Club was Jörg Fischer (Accept), Anders Johansson (Yngwie Malmsteen) Göran Edman (Yngwie Malmsten, John Norum) and Magnus Rosén (Hammerfall).
Magnus was at the time in the beginning of his career and that later would bring him to several successful years with Hammerfall. Göran had recently left Yngwie Malmsteen
band when he replaced Marc Boals in Billionaires Boys Club. During this rock festival, it was the
first time we all met and none of us had any idea that we 20 years later would team up together as
The Senior Management.
 
Dennis Heltorp: “In order to find our sound, we did some demos with different voices like Tony Martin from Black Sabbath and Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, Soto, Sons Of Apollo). However, all pieces fell into place after the first demo run with Göran. He finally added with his voice and amazing vocal harmonies the missing piece to complete our sound.”
 
Some listeners say that The Senior Management sound like a blend of The Eagles and Thin Lizzy.
Others have said they sound like Journey or Bon Jovi.
 
 
Thu
12
Apr

CAPTAIN BLACK BEARD - Struck By Lightning (Showcase)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Struck By Lightning
Produced By: 
Jona Tee
Release Date: 
April 30
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Melodic Rock
Categories: 
 
PRE-ORDER NOW - EARLY DIGITAL AUDIO DELIVERY AHEAD OF CD SHIPPING APRIL 25
 
CAPTAIN BLACK BEARD - Struck By Lightning ($15 + $5 worldwide shipping)
 
 
MRR APRIL RELEASE DEAL -
CAPTAIN BLACK BEARD + STONELAKE ($30 + $5 worldwide shipping) 
 
 
Swedish rockers Captain Black Beard have signed with Melodic Rock Records for the release of their new studio album ‘Struck By Lightning’, coming worldwide April 25.
 
The first single and video from the album “All The Pain”, is out now, with the new video 'Dead End Street' making it's debut now:

The new album sees a switch in musical direction for the band, unleashing a wave of powerful new anthemic, pure melodic rock songs.
 
“It’s an honor to work with such enthusiastic champions of our genre.” says bassist Robert Majd.
 

 
In the summer of 2017 Captain Black Beard entered the studio to write a new chapter in the bands history. Robert Majd and Christian Ek along with new lead singer Liv Hansson as well as producer Jona Tee (keyboardist in H.E.A.T) pretty much reinvented the band’s sound.
 
The album that was recorded is called ‘Struck By Lightning’ and features a fresh dose of high energy melodic rock. From the instant catchiness of the opening track “All The Pain” to the heavy closing of “Straight Out Of Hell”, the band combines their AOR influences with their hard rock roots.
 
“This is a tremendous album and I’m really excited for the guys,” states MRR owner Andrew McNeice. “They’ve created a great new sound that brings together everything I love about music – killer songs, big production and hooks and harmonies everywhere. This album is going to put the guys on the map.”
 
Captain Black Beard was formed in 2009. Their self-titled debut album was named one of the "Albums Of The Year" by legendary journalist Geoff Barton of Classic Rock. The follow-up "Before Plastic" featured guest appearances by Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk Railroad) and Mats Karlsson (220 Volt). In 2016 the band released "It's a Mouthful" and toured with Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen, Deep Purple), Robin Beck, House Of Lords and performed at the festival Hard Rock Hell AOR for the second time in their career.
 
A release party will be held in Stockholm, Sweden on the 9th of May. Check out the bands website or facebook-page for all the latest news: www.facebook.com/CaptainBlackBeardBand / www.CaptainBlackBeard.net
 
“Struck By Lightning” will be released via Melodic Rock Records on April 25.
 

 
 
Fri
06
Apr

CAPTAIN BLACK BEARD 'Struck By Lightning' Pre-order Now

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Categories: 
 
PRE-ORDER NOW - EARLY DIGITAL AUDIO DELIVERY AHEAD OF CD SHIPPING APRIL 25
 
CAPTAIN BLACK BEARD - Struck By Lightning ($15 + $5 worldwide shipping)
 
 
MRR APRIL RELEASE DEAL -
CAPTAIN BLACK BEARD + STONELAKE ($30 + $5 worldwide shipping) 
 
 
Swedish rockers Captain Black Beard have signed with Melodic Rock Records for the release of their new studio album ‘Struck By Lightning’, coming worldwide April 25.
 
The first single and video from the album “All The Pain”, is out now, with the new video 'Dead End Street' making it's debut now:

The new album sees a switch in musical direction for the band, unleashing a wave of powerful new anthemic, pure melodic rock songs.
 
“It’s an honor to work with such enthusiastic champions of our genre.” says bassist Robert Majd.
 

 
In the summer of 2017 Captain Black Beard entered the studio to write a new chapter in the bands history. Robert Majd and Christian Ek along with new lead singer Liv Hansson as well as producer Jona Tee (keyboardist in H.E.A.T) pretty much reinvented the band’s sound.
 
The album that was recorded is called ‘Struck By Lightning’ and features a fresh dose of high energy melodic rock. From the instant catchiness of the opening track “All The Pain” to the heavy closing of “Straight Out Of Hell”, the band combines their AOR influences with their hard rock roots.
 
“This is a tremendous album and I’m really excited for the guys,” states MRR owner Andrew McNeice. “They’ve created a great new sound that brings together everything I love about music – killer songs, big production and hooks and harmonies everywhere. This album is going to put the guys on the map.”
 
Captain Black Beard was formed in 2009. Their self-titled debut album was named one of the "Albums Of The Year" by legendary journalist Geoff Barton of Classic Rock. The follow-up "Before Plastic" featured guest appearances by Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk Railroad) and Mats Karlsson (220 Volt). In 2016 the band released "It's a Mouthful" and toured with Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen, Deep Purple), Robin Beck, House Of Lords and performed at the festival Hard Rock Hell AOR for the second time in their career.
 
A release party will be held in Stockholm, Sweden on the 9th of May. Check out the bands website or facebook-page for all the latest news: www.facebook.com/CaptainBlackBeardBand / www.CaptainBlackBeard.net
 
“Struck By Lightning” will be released via Melodic Rock Records on April 25.
 

 
 
Thu
05
Apr

STAR CHASE - Afterlife (Showcase)

Artist: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Afterlife
Release Date: 
February 28
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
AOR
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records is very pleased to continue their relationship with the very fine melodic rock stars of Melbourne, Australia – STAR CHASE! The band's new album 'Afterlife' will be released via MRR on February 28.
 

 

 

 
PRE-ORDER NOW:
 
STAR CHASE - Afterlife ($15 = $5 airmail shipping)
 
 
 
FEBRUARY DEAL:

STAR CHASE - Afterlife + BURN Ice Age ($30 + $5 airmail shipping)

 
 

 
For those that may not know, Star Chase is the 5 piece melodic rock band featuring a very familiar name on lead vocals/guitars – Jason Old from The Radio Sun (and previously Safire, Square One, Someone Elses Life).
 
Joining Jason in Star Chase are:
Steve Martret - lead guitars/vocals and producer (Safire)
Gilbert Annese - drums (Square One,Someone Elses Life)
Aaron Suter - keyboards/vocals (Safire)
Anthony Wong - bass/vocals (Someone Elses Life)
 
After the 15th anniversary of the original Safire EP, Steve and Jase began writing together initially for fun, with no other plan other than to write as many songs as they could.
This eventually led to having over 20 songs written in a few months.
 
After putting the band together it was clear there was a chemistry so the next step was to record an album with no real expectation. The resulting, The New Day debut was a collection of 11 rocking tunes for fans of “two guitar & keyboard“ rock with huge harmonies.
 
This band has their own unique sound. It continues on into this, their second studio album ‘Afterlife‘.
 
’Afterlife‘ is an album that will continue to please fans of the debut and The Radio Sun, and fans of classic feel good melodic rock, Australian style AOR and songs with big hooks and even bigger harmonies.
 
Star Chase Afterlife will be released via MRR on February 28.
 
 
Tue
03
Apr

JK NORTHRUP & DAVID CAGLE - That's Gonna Leave A Mark (Showcase)

 
MelodicRock Records is excited to announce the release of one of the finest melodic hard rock records for 2018 – JK Northrup & David Cagle’s first collaboration together, titled ‘That’s Gonna Leave A Mark’.
 
There is no doubt whatsoever that this record is gonna leave a mark on fans of hard rocking, guitar driven melodic rock, with a production to die for and songs dripping in hooks and melodies.
JK Northrup & David Cagle ‘That’s Gonna Leave A Mark’ is OUT NOW.
 
 
PRE-ORDER JK NORTHRUP & DAVID CAGLE - 'That's Gonna Leave A Mark'
 
$15 + $5 worldwide shipping
 
 
 
 
MARCH MRR DEAL - TOTO TRIBUTE & JK NORTHRUP & DAVID CAGLE
 
$32 + $5 worldwide shipping
 
 
 
 
MRR’s Andrew McNeice: “I’m immensely proud and excited to finally be releasing this killer record from JK and David. I’ve worked with JK since the very first MR.com compilation over 15 years back and he’s been there for me as a mastering engineer every time since. His work with me remastering some important archive releases in the last couple of years has only further emboldened my respect for him as a first rate professional and someone who can bring out the very best results in any situation. On top of that, he is a Grade A gentleman who I value as a friend and college.
Everyone I have recommended Jeff to as an engineer or producer has ended up using him and continuing that relationship. But I’ve long felt that his name is undervalued as a writer and guitarist and I think this record is his finest achievement to date and a truly stunning release – in all facets – the guitar playing, the writing and production and David Cagle is one hell of a vocalist who I think we need to work with again ASAP!”
 
Jeff Northrup: “David Cagle and I had worked together in the past and started this album back in 2014.  Unfortunately, it was shelved due to 'circumstances'. We knew we had something special even then, and the time was right to pull out this great collection of songs, dust it off and polish it up. The result is 12 of the best songs put together on any album I've been a part of!
 
Fast forward to 2017… After rewriting some of the lyrics, some arrangement changes, re-recording guitars and vocals, then bringing in the powerful rhythm section of Larry Hart - bass (Montrose, Gypsy Soul, King Kobra) and Steve Brown - drums (Montrose, Oleander-and Mick Brown's younger brother), the album has truly come to life!
Larry and Steve have been playing live together for a couple years and are TIGHT. I've played on a few albums with Larry including King Kobra, Shortino-Northrup and Gypsy Soul, which began in 1987.
 
When you hear the opening track 'The Night Is Mine', you'll know right away that you are going to Get Rocked HARD!!! David's modern approach on vocals is a breath of fresh air and I pull no punches on guitar!! With some heavy, powerful rock songs, to more main stream rockers and a couple killer ballads, it's all here!!!
Although a predominately guitar driven album, Eric Ragno does a masterful job playing keyboards on 6 songs.
 
The title track, 'That's Gonna Leave A Mark' was written by myself several years back, but sounds as fresh and powerful as if written today. Some of the lyrics are based on true life experiences about love, hate and a relationship gone bad, which is reflected in the artwork that was done by the great Nello Dell'Omo. 'The Siren' cuts out your heart and leaves you still alive, clutching your chest. Been there, done that!!! I truly am excited for everyone to here this album!! Cheers!" ~ JK Northrup
 

 

 

 
Produced, Recorded, mixed and mastered by JK Northrup at Alien Productions Music Studio
 
JK Northrup & David Cagle ‘That’s Gonna Leave A Mark’ arrives March 30 worldwide on MelodicRock Records
 
 
Mon
05
Mar

CAPTAIN BLACK BEARD Bring New Sound To MRR

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Categories: 
Swedish rockers Captain Black Beard signs with Melodic Rock Records
 
Swedish rockers Captain Black Beard have signed with Melodic Rock Records for the release of their new studio album ‘Struck By Lightning’, coming worldwide April 25.
 
The first single and video from the album “All The Pain”, will debut this Friday (March 9).
 
The new album sees a switch in musical direction for the band, unleashing a wave of powerful new anthemic, pure melodic rock songs.
 
“It’s an honor to work with such enthusiastic champions of our genre.” says bassist Robert Majd.
 
In the summer of 2017 Captain Black Beard entered the studio to write a new chapter in the bands history. Robert Majd and Christian Ek along with new lead singer Liv Hansson as well as producer Jona Tee (keyboardist in H.E.A.T) pretty much reinvented the band’s sound.
 
The album that was recorded is called ‘Struck By Lightning’ and features a fresh dose of high energy melodic rock. From the instant catchiness of the opening track “All The Pain” to the heavy closing of “Straight Out Of Hell”, the band combines their AOR influences with their hard rock roots.
 
“This is a tremendous album and I’m really excited for the guys,” states MRR owner Andrew McNeice. “They’ve created a great new sound that brings together everything I love about music – killer songs, big production and hooks and harmonies everywhere. This album is going to put the guys on the map.”
 
Captain Black Beard was formed in 2009. Their self-titled debut album was named one of the "Albums Of The Year" by legendary journalist Geoff Barton of Classic Rock. The follow-up "Before Plastic" featured guest appearances by Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk Railroad) and Mats Karlsson (220 Volt). In 2016 the band released "It's a Mouthful" and toured with Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen, Deep Purple), Robin Beck, House Of Lords and performed at the festival Hard Rock Hell AOR for the second time in their career.
 
A release party will be held in Stockholm, Sweden on the 9th of May. Check out the bands website or facebook-page for all the latest news: www.facebook.com/CaptainBlackBeardBand / www.CaptainBlackBeard.net
 
“Struck By Lightning” will be released via Melodic Rock Records on April 25 and the first single/video “All The Pain” will debut March 9.
 
Here's a sneak peak....
 

 
Thu
01
Mar

Pre-Order JK NORTHRUP & DAVID CAGLE 'That's Gonna Leave A Mark'

Friday, March 30, 2018
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records is excited to announce the release of one of the finest melodic hard rock records for 2018 – JK Northrup & David Cagle’s first collaboration together, titled ‘That’s Gonna Leave A Mark’.
 
There is no doubt whatsoever that this record is gonna leave a mark on fans of hard rocking, guitar driven melodic rock, with a production to die for and songs dripping in hooks and melodies.
JK Northrup & David Cagle ‘That’s Gonna Leave A Mark’ arrives March 30 worldwide.
 
 
PRE-ORDER JK NORTHRUP & DAVID CAGLE - 'That's Gonna Leave A Mark'
 
$15 + $5 worldwide shipping
 
 
 
 
MARCH MRR DEAL - TOTO TRIBUTE & JK NORTHRUP & DAVID CAGLE
 
$32 + $5 worldwide shipping
 
 
 
 
MRR’s Andrew McNeice: “I’m immensely proud and excited to finally be releasing this killer record from JK and David. I’ve worked with JK since the very first MR.com compilation over 15 years back and he’s been there for me as a mastering engineer every time since. His work with me remastering some important archive releases in the last couple of years has only further emboldened my respect for him as a first rate professional and someone who can bring out the very best results in any situation. On top of that, he is a Grade A gentleman who I value as a friend and college.
Everyone I have recommended Jeff to as an engineer or producer has ended up using him and continuing that relationship. But I’ve long felt that his name is undervalued as a writer and guitarist and I think this record is his finest achievement to date and a truly stunning release – in all facets – the guitar playing, the writing and production and David Cagle is one hell of a vocalist who I think we need to work with again ASAP!”
 
Jeff Northrup: “David Cagle and I had worked together in the past and started this album back in 2014.  Unfortunately, it was shelved due to 'circumstances'. We knew we had something special even then, and the time was right to pull out this great collection of songs, dust it off and polish it up. The result is 12 of the best songs put together on any album I've been a part of!
 
Fast forward to 2017… After rewriting some of the lyrics, some arrangement changes, re-recording guitars and vocals, then bringing in the powerful rhythm section of Larry Hart - bass (Montrose, Gypsy Soul, King Kobra) and Steve Brown - drums (Montrose, Oleander-and Mick Brown's younger brother), the album has truly come to life!
Larry and Steve have been playing live together for a couple years and are TIGHT. I've played on a few albums with Larry including King Kobra, Shortino-Northrup and Gypsy Soul, which began in 1987.
 
When you hear the opening track 'The Night Is Mine', you'll know right away that you are going to Get Rocked HARD!!! David's modern approach on vocals is a breath of fresh air and I pull no punches on guitar!! With some heavy, powerful rock songs, to more main stream rockers and a couple killer ballads, it's all here!!!
Although a predominately guitar driven album, Eric Ragno does a masterful job playing keyboards on 6 songs.
 
The title track, 'That's Gonna Leave A Mark' was written by myself several years back, but sounds as fresh and powerful as if written today. Some of the lyrics are based on true life experiences about love, hate and a relationship gone bad, which is reflected in the artwork that was done by the great Nello Dell'Omo. 'The Siren' cuts out your heart and leaves you still alive, clutching your chest. Been there, done that!!! I truly am excited for everyone to here this album!! Cheers!" ~ JK Northrup
 

 

 

 
Produced, Recorded, mixed and mastered by JK Northrup at Alien Productions Music Studio
 
JK Northrup & David Cagle ‘That’s Gonna Leave A Mark’ arrives March 30 worldwide on MelodicRock Records
 
 
Wed
07
Feb

JK NORTHRUP & DAVID CAGLE 'That's Gonna Leave A Mark' Out March 30

Friday, March 30, 2018
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records is excited to announce the release of one of the finest melodic hard rock records for 2018 – JK Northrup & David Cagle’s first collaboration together, titled ‘That’s Gonna Leave A Mark’.
 
There is no doubt whatsoever that this record is gonna leave a mark on fans of hard rocking, guitar driven melodic rock, with a production to die for and songs dripping in hooks and melodies.
JK Northrup & David Cagle ‘That’s Gonna Leave A Mark’ arrives March 30 worldwide.
 
A very early demo form of this album was on select digital platforms under the Liberty & Justice banner, but ‘That’s Gonna Leave A Mark’ is a whole new ball-game from the ground up.
 
MRR’s Andrew McNeice: “I’m immensely proud and excited to finally be releasing this killer record from JK and David. I’ve worked with JK since the very first MR.com compilation over 15 years back and he’s been there for me as a mastering engineer every time since. His work with me remastering some important archive releases in the last couple of years has only further emboldened my respect for him as a first rate professional and someone who can bring out the very best results in any situation. On top of that, he is a Grade A gentleman who I value as a friend and college.
Everyone I have recommended Jeff to as an engineer or producer has ended up using him and continuing that relationship. But I’ve long felt that his name is undervalued as a writer and guitarist and I think this record is his finest achievement to date and a truly stunning release – in all facets – the guitar playing, the writing and production and David Cagle is one hell of a vocalist who I think we need to work with again ASAP!”
 
Jeff Northrup: “David Cagle and I had worked together in the past and started this album back in 2014.  Unfortunately, it was shelved due to 'circumstances'. We knew we had something special even then, and the time was right to pull out this great collection of songs, dust it off and polish it up. The result is 12 of the best songs put together on any album I've been a part of!
 
Fast forward to 2017… After rewriting some of the lyrics, some arrangement changes, re-recording guitars and vocals, then bringing in the powerful rhythm section of Larry Hart - bass (Montrose, Gypsy Soul, King Kobra) and Steve Brown - drums (Montrose, Oleander-and Mick Brown's younger brother), the album has truly come to life!
Larry and Steve have been playing live together for a couple years and are TIGHT. I've played on a few albums with Larry including King Kobra, Shortino-Northrup and Gypsy Soul, which began in 1987.
 
When you hear the opening track 'The Night Is Mine', you'll know right away that you are going to Get Rocked HARD!!! David's modern approach on vocals is a breath of fresh air and I pull no punches on guitar!! With some heavy, powerful rock songs, to more main stream rockers and a couple killer ballads, it's all here!!!
Although a predominately guitar driven album, Eric Ragno does a masterful job playing keyboards on 6 songs.
 
The title track, 'That's Gonna Leave A Mark' was written by myself several years back, but sounds as fresh and powerful as if written today. Some of the lyrics are based on true life experiences about love, hate and a relationship gone bad, which is reflected in the artwork that was done by the great Nello Dell'Omo. 'The Siren' cuts out your heart and leaves you still alive, clutching your chest. Been there, done that!!! I truly am excited for everyone to here this album!! Cheers!" ~ JK Northrup
 

 
JK Northrup's professional career began in 1982 when bassist-songwriter Bruce Turgon (Lou Gramm, Foreigner) heard his demo tape and asked if he would like to record with him in Los Angeles. That offer was accepted and the next thing that happened was they were in the studio at Pasha Records being produced by the legendary Billy Thorpe (Children Of The Sun). In the next room, Quiet Riot was mixing their debut album 'Metal Health'. Billy asked JK, Bruce and Frankie Banali to tour for his new release and that's how it all began!
 
Since then, JK has recorded with, toured with and produced some of the biggest names in music and that list continues to grow today. Not only known as an elite guitarist, songwriter and producer, but also as a recording engineer and mastering specialist. In 2017 alone, JK produced, mixed and/or mastered some of the top-rated rock albums for a who's who of recording artists.
Having written songs that have been recorded by artists such as Foreigner, King Kobra, Great White, XYZ and including television and movies, the list continues to grow.
 
JK has appeared on over 30 albums over the years as a songwriter, guitarist and producer, and has mixed and mastered many others.
 
Now in 2018 comes a new album called JK Northrup & David Cagle, 'That's Gonna Leave A Mark'. This album showcases all of JK Northrup's skills as a songwriter, guitarist, producer, recording and mastering engineer.
In JK's words, 'I'm just getting started! Enjoy the ride folks'.
For more detailed bio and discography, please visit www.jknorthrup.com
 
 
Award-winning international singer David Cagle has recorded vocals on more than 1000 songs over the past 10 years for clients all over the world, covering multiple genres of music. Although a singer of many styles, Cagle is most known for his melodic, soulful rock voice. A few of Cagle's credits include:
- February Fallen: Black and White (all lead and backing vocals)
- Marty and the Bad Punch: Moon Over Baskerville (all lead and backing vocals) *Winner of 4 awards at the 2015 German Rock and Pop Awards
- Brannon: Welton St. and The Road Less Traveled (all lead and backing vocals), and many individually released singles *Winner of multiple international songwriting competitions
- Majestic: V.O.Z, Epsilon 1, Epsilon 2 (lead and backing vocals on select tracks)
- Fiction Syxx: Tall Dark Secrets (backing vocals on Given Sight and Your Promised Land)
 
 
'That's Gonna Leave A Mark' guest performers:
 
Gunnar Nelson - backing vocal on ‘Forever Starts Tonight’
Richard Kendrick - backing vocal ‘Can't’
Kelly Keeling (MSG, Blue Murder) - backing vocal ‘For Sure Thing’
DanZoid (Ted Poley, Bridger) - drums ‘That's Gonna Leave A Mark’
 
Produced, Recorded, mixed and mastered by JK Northrup at Alien Productions Music Studio
 
JK Northrup & David Cagle ‘That’s Gonna Leave A Mark’ arrives March 30 worldwide on MelodicRock Records
 
 
 
Mon
05
Feb

STAR CHASE Return With 'Afterlife' On MRR 28/2

Artist: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records is very pleased to continue their relationship with the very fine melodic rock stars of Melbourne, Australia – STAR CHASE! The band's new album 'Afterlife' will be released via MRR on February 28.
 

 
PRE-ORDER NOW:
 
STAR CHASE - Afterlife ($15 = $5 airmail shipping)
 
 
 
FEBRUARY DEAL:

STAR CHASE - Afterlife + BURN Ice Age (CD + Audio Download + Ice Age Tshirt Combo - $30 + $11 airmail shipping)

 
 
 
 
 

 
For those that may not know, Star Chase is the 5 piece melodic rock band featuring a very familiar name on lead vocals/guitars – Jason Old from The Radio Sun (and previously Safire, Square One, Someone Elses Life).
 
Joining Jason in Star Chase are:
Steve Martret - lead guitars/vocals and producer (Safire)
Gilbert Annese - drums (Square One,Someone Elses Life)
Aaron Suter - keyboards/vocals (Safire)
Anthony Wong - bass/vocals (Someone Elses Life)
 
After the 15th anniversary of the original Safire EP, Steve and Jase began writing together initially for fun, with no other plan other than to write as many songs as they could.
This eventually led to having over 20 songs written in a few months.
 
After putting the band together it was clear there was a chemistry so the next step was to record an album with no real expectation. The resulting, The New Day debut was a collection of 11 rocking tunes for fans of “two guitar & keyboard“ rock with huge harmonies.
 
This band has their own unique sound. It continues on into this, their second studio album ‘Afterlife‘.
 
’Afterlife‘ is an album that will continue to please fans of the debut and The Radio Sun, and fans of classic feel good melodic rock, Australian style AOR and songs with big hooks and even bigger harmonies.
 
Star Chase Afterlife will be released via MRR on February 28.
 
 
Tue
16
Jan

DOGFACE - Releashed (Showcase)

Artist: 
Monday, January 22, 2018
Releashed
Produced By: 
Martin Kronlund
Running Time: 
56.35
Release Date: 
January 22
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Hard Rock
Categories: 
 
PRE-ORDER DOGFACE 'Releashed' (Limited Edition - 500 Units)($15 + $5 worldwide airmail shipping)
 
CHECK ALL ALBUM SOUNDBYTES --------->
 
 
 
BONUS TRACKS:
 

 
 
AND:
 
 
MelodicRock Records is very pleased to be giving one of the best melodic hard rock albums of the 2000s another run, releasing a brand-new version of the classic DOGFACE debut Unleashed on January 22. This time it’s called ReLeashed, because this is a turbo-charged record – remastered and remixed!
 
Band founder, guitarist, writer and producer MARTIN KRONLUND has gone back over the album and given it a fresh new mix from original master files, as well as adding some fresh parts and even a new twist or two!
 
Featuring the masterful Mats Leven on vocals, who delivers one of his most powerful and menacing performances alongside Stefan Egeman on bass; Anders Skoog on Hammond Organ and Patrik Engelbrektsson on drums. Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson guests with additional lead guitar on 3 tracks.
 
And we’re not done there. ReLeashed also adds two exclusive bonus tracks:
 
- A Little Ain’t Enough (originally recorded for a 3rd Dogface MTM Music release)
- Pray For Me (from the debut recording sessions, reserved to be a Japanese bonus track)
 
Over to Martin for comment: “The main reason why we do this is the enthusiasm and encouragement from Andrew and Melodic Rock Records. Without them, we would not have done this. When we started and opened up the project, we realized that we haven’t heard the record for more than 10 years.
It was a passing stage, but it raised many nostalgic feelings. Dogface Unleashed was our first album and is like a baby to us. Fortunately, we found the main tracks on a backup hard disk and took it into my studio where everything came alive again.
It was there and then we decided not only to remaster, but to remix the whole album. It has been a fantastic project that brought the original band back together, and we realized we still have a lot in common, musically and when it comes to friendship that we really have missed. This can be something to build on for the future - who knows!
Many thanks to Andrew and the team at MelodicRock Records that you believe in the music of Dogface!”
 
We do believe indeed!
 
 
 
Tue
02
Jan

Preview & Preorder DOGFACE 'Releashed' - Ltd. Ed.

Artist: 
Monday, January 22, 2018
Categories: 
 
PRE-ORDER DOGFACE 'Releashed' (Limited Edition - 500 Units)($15 + $5 worldwide airmail shipping)
 
 
 
BONUS TRACKS:
 

 
 
AND:
 
 
MelodicRock Records is very pleased to be giving one of the best melodic hard rock albums of the 2000s another run, releasing a brand-new version of the classic DOGFACE debut Unleashed on January 22. This time it’s called ReLeashed, because this is a turbo-charged record – remastered and remixed!
 
Band founder, guitarist, writer and producer MARTIN KRONLUND has gone back over the album and given it a fresh new mix from original master files, as well as adding some fresh parts and even a new twist or two!
 
Featuring the masterful Mats Leven on vocals, who delivers one of his most powerful and menacing performances alongside Stefan Egeman on bass; Anders Skoog on Hammond Organ and Patrik Engelbrektsson on drums. Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson guests with additional lead guitar on 3 tracks.
 
And we’re not done there. ReLeashed also adds two exclusive bonus tracks:
 
- A Little Ain’t Enough (originally recorded for a 3rd Dogface MTM Music release)
- Pray For Me (from the debut recording sessions, reserved to be a Japanese bonus track)
 
Over to Martin for comment: “The main reason why we do this is the enthusiasm and encouragement from Andrew and Melodic Rock Records. Without them, we would not have done this. When we started and opened up the project, we realized that we haven’t heard the record for more than 10 years.
It was a passing stage, but it raised many nostalgic feelings. Dogface Unleashed was our first album and is like a baby to us. Fortunately, we found the main tracks on a backup hard disk and took it into my studio where everything came alive again.
It was there and then we decided not only to remaster, but to remix the whole album. It has been a fantastic project that brought the original band back together, and we realized we still have a lot in common, musically and when it comes to friendship that we really have missed. This can be something to build on for the future - who knows!
Many thanks to Andrew and the team at MelodicRock Records that you believe in the music of Dogface!”
 
We do believe indeed!
 
Dogface ‘ReLeashed’ features the following track listing:
 
01.  Right Between Your Lies
02.  Don't
03.  I Don't Care 
04.  I Will Be There 
05.  A Single Reason  
06.  Rule the Night 
07.  You're Taken Me Down   
08.  Let It Out 
09.  Spit It Out 
10.  Set Me Free   
11.  Suicide 
12.  A Little Ain’t Enough (bonus Track)
13.  Pray For Me (bonus track)
 
Pre-orders available next week. Please sample the new mix/master with this full-length preview track:
 
 
Tue
12
Dec

DOGFACE To Be 'Releashed' January 22 on MRR

Artist: 
Monday, January 22, 2018
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records is very pleased to be giving one of the best melodic hard rock albums of the 2000s another run, releasing a brand-new version of the classic DOGFACE debut Unleashed on January 22. This time it’s called ReLeashed, because this is a turbo-charged record – remastered and remixed!
 
Band founder, guitarist, writer and producer MARTIN KRONLUND has gone back over the album and given it a fresh new mix from original master files, as well as adding some fresh parts and even a new twist or two!
 
Featuring the masterful Mats Leven on vocals, who delivers one of his most powerful and menacing performances alongside Stefan Egeman on bass; Anders Skoog on Hammond Organ and Patrik Engelbrektsson on drums. Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson guests with additional lead guitar on 3 tracks.
 
And we’re not done there. ReLeashed also adds two exclusive bonus tracks:
 
- A Little Ain’t Enough (originally recorded for a 3rd Dogface MTM Music release)
- Pray For Me (from the debut recording sessions, reserved to be a Japanese bonus track)
 
Over to Martin for comment: “The main reason why we do this is the enthusiasm and encouragement from Andrew and Melodic Rock Records. Without them, we would not have done this. When we started and opened up the project, we realized that we haven’t heard the record for more than 10 years.
It was a passing stage, but it raised many nostalgic feelings. Dogface Unleashed was our first album and is like a baby to us. Fortunately, we found the main tracks on a backup hard disk and took it into my studio where everything came alive again.
It was there and then we decided not only to remaster, but to remix the whole album. It has been a fantastic project that brought the original band back together, and we realized we still have a lot in common, musically and when it comes to friendship that we really have missed. This can be something to build on for the future - who knows!
Many thanks to Andrew and the team at MelodicRock Records that you believe in the music of Dogface!”
 
We do believe indeed!
 
Dogface ‘ReLeashed’ features the following track listing:
 
01.  Right Between Your Lies
02.  Don't
03.  I Don't Care 
04.  I Will Be There 
05.  A Single Reason  
06.  Rule the Night 
07.  You're Taken Me Down   
08.  Let It Out 
09.  Spit It Out 
10.  Set Me Free   
11.  Suicide 
12.  A Little Ain’t Enough (bonus Track)
13.  Pray For Me (bonus track)
 
Pre-orders available next week. Please sample the new mix/master with this full-length preview track:
 
 
Fri
01
Dec

MECCA - The Demos (Showcase)

 
OUT NOW - LIMITED NUMBERS LEFT
 
MECCA “The Demos” will be restricted to 1000 units only
 
MECCA 'The Demos' (2CD Set)($17 + $5 Shipping Worldwide)
 
   
 
The name MECCA is synonymous with quality AOR and melodic rock. Each of the 3 albums released to date have been crafted over several years, with each song racking up a seriously impressive number of demos, alternative versions, re-writes and re-mixes before being labelled “done”.
 
So, while we wait for a new set of songs to go through that lengthy process, Joe Vana has given MelodicRock Records the green light to delve back into the many folders of Mecca music that has built up since the 2002 debut, to bring you a very cool limited edition release –
 
MECCA “The Demos”
 
But these aren’t any old demos; these are still of the highest quality and represent a rare insight into the recording process all artists go through.
 
MECCA “The Demos” features alternative takes and different mixes of songs from all three of the Mecca albums, plus the songs exclusively featured on several past MRCD compilations and others that have never previously been heard or released.
Fans will recognize many of the songs, but in this format it's like hearing them again for the first time.
 
Featuring appearances by Christian Wolff (RIP); Fergie Frederiksen (RIP); Pat Mastelotto; Thom Griffin; Bill Syniar; David Hungate, Tommy Denander, Gordon Mote, Shannon Forrest, Richie Hofherr and Brian Moritz.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
Disc 1:
 
01) Blinded By Emotion (Rough Mix Feat. Fergie Frederiksen, Vocals) 05:36
02) I Know (Demo Feat. Christian Wolff, Guitar) 04:11
03) How Many Times (Original Demo) 04:47
04) Life's Too Short (Demo Feat. Thom Griffin, Backing Vocals) 04:21
05) Say The Word (2010 Demo) 03:47
06) The One (2006 Demo) 05:08
07) Morning Light (Original Demo of ‘I Believe’) 04:26
08) Set Me Free (Original Demo of ‘Cry’) 04:31
09) Since I Found You (2011 Writing Demo) 04:14
10) Wire 2 Wire (Inst. Demo) 04:52
11) Can't Stop Love (Rough Mix Feat. Fergie Frederiksen, Vocals) 05:36
12) From The Start (2011 Demo) 05:12
13) Unknown (Chorus Overdub Demo) 04:30
14) Time Spent (2013 Demo) 04:17
15) Pamela (2012 Final Demo) 05:34
16) It's On Us (2012 Inst, Demo) 04:13
17) Without You (2002 Inst. Live Studio Demo) 04:26
 
Disc 2:
 
01) Take My Hand (2014 Final Demo) 03:15
02) Perfect World (2011 Demo, ‘Joe Mix’) 04:01
03) Ten Lifetimes (Original Demo Feat. Thom Griffin, Backing Vocals) 05:46
04) Alone (2014 Piano Demo) 04:58
05) Mecca (First Take Vocal Demo) 05:34
06) Light (2006 Inst. Demo) 04:13
07) Out Of Love (Original Demo of ‘Alone’) 05:37
08) Down (2012 Scratch Vocal Demo) 04:24
09) Did It For Love (2011 Demo) 05:47
10) Alive (2012 Unreleased Inst.) 04:35
11) Still Falling In Love With You (2006 Unreleased Demo) 03:49
12) Open Your Heart to Me (2005 Unreleased Demo) 04:59
13) Falling Out Of Love (2011 Unreleased Demo) 04:42
14) Wasabi (2011 Unreleased Inst. Demo) 04:11
15) Yesterday (2012 'Mecca 3' Inst. Demo) 03:42
16) Wire To Wire (The ‘Fun’ Inst. Remix) 04:49
 
 
Thu
16
Nov

MADMAN'S LULLABY - Sins Of Greed (Showcase)

Friday, November 24, 2017
Sins Of Greed
Produced By: 
Madman's Lullaby
Release Date: 
November 24
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Hard Rock
Categories: 
MelodicRock Records is excited to announce the next release on the label. This band rocks hard!
This album is so ass-kickingly intense, so brain numbingly supersonic, that we dare only put 9 tracks on the disc! To add a 10th song would clearly risk the listeners head exploding :)
 
Please welcome American no-nonsense hard rockers MADMAN’S LULLABY for their new album Sins Of Greed, which will be released just in time for the silly season, November 24.
 
Madman’s Lullaby have been rocking us since 2007 and their 4th album is the one that sees them deliver everything you’ve loved about them in the past, with an even more high energy sonic hard rocking attack.
 
 
 
PRE-ORDER NOW!
 
MADMAN's LULLABY 'Sins Of Greed' ($15 + $5 Shipping Worldwide)
 
 
 
The album features the following tracks:
 
01. One Shot
02. Makes No Sense
03. Little Demons
04. Live Again
05. Don’t Walk Away
06. Quicker With Liquor
07. About You
08. The Storm
09. Melt Down
 
Release Date: November 24
 
Check out the lead track right now!
 
 
Bio:
Do you remember what made you fall in love with Rock n Roll?? This IS Madman's Lullaby.
Madman’s Lullaby (MML) from San Jose, CA has been creating their own brand of bluesy hard rock since 2007.  MML's current line-up is founding member Mr. Brett on Lead Guitar, Eric (EJ) Arbizu on Drums/vocals, lead vocalist Chris Michaels and Bassist/vocalist Luis Barillas.
 
MML's 2013 release ‘Unhinged’ received glowing reviews which led to widespread touring throughout the US as well as internationally and have performed in Amphitheatres and major festivals to the most humble of clubs. MML has shared the bill with such artists as Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Night Ranger, Wasp, Michael Schenker, Lita Ford and many more.
 
In 2017 Madman's Lullaby were back in the studio working on their fourth full length CD which is now complete.
 
Madman’s Lullaby online:
FB: @MadmansLullabyRocks
 
 
Mon
06
Nov

MADMAN'S LULLABY 'Sins Of Greed' Pre-Order Now

Friday, November 24, 2017
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MelodicRock Records is excited to announce the next release on the label. This band rocks hard!
This album is so ass-kickingly intense, so brain numbingly supersonic, that we dare only put 9 tracks on the disc! To add a 10th song would clearly risk the listeners head exploding :)
 
Please welcome American no-nonsense hard rockers MADMAN’S LULLABY for their new album Sins Of Greed, which will be released just in time for the silly season, November 24.
 
Madman’s Lullaby have been rocking us since 2007 and their 4th album is the one that sees them deliver everything you’ve loved about them in the past, with an even more high energy sonic hard rocking attack.
 
 
 
PRE-ORDER NOW!
 
MADMAN's LULLABY 'Sins Of Greed' ($15 + $5 Shipping Worldwide)
 
 
 
The album features the following tracks:
 
01. One Shot
02. Makes No Sense
03. Little Demons
04. Live Again
05. Don’t Walk Away
06. Quicker With Liquor
07. About You
08. The Storm
09. Melt Down
 
Release Date: November 24
 
Check out the lead track right now!
 
 
Bio:
Do you remember what made you fall in love with Rock n Roll?? This IS Madman's Lullaby.
Madman’s Lullaby (MML) from San Jose, CA has been creating their own brand of bluesy hard rock since 2007.  MML's current line-up is founding member Mr. Brett on Lead Guitar, Eric (EJ) Arbizu on Drums/vocals, lead vocalist Chris Michaels and Bassist/vocalist Luis Barillas.
 
MML's 2013 release ‘Unhinged’ received glowing reviews which led to widespread touring throughout the US as well as internationally and have performed in Amphitheatres and major festivals to the most humble of clubs. MML has shared the bill with such artists as Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Night Ranger, Wasp, Michael Schenker, Lita Ford and many more.
 
In 2017 Madman's Lullaby were back in the studio working on their fourth full length CD which is now complete.
 
Madman’s Lullaby online:
FB: @MadmansLullabyRocks
 
 
Thu
26
Oct

MECCA 'The Demos' Audio Preview & Pre-Order!

Artist: 
Friday, November 3, 2017
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RELEASE DATE DELAYED - NOVEMBER 24
 
My apologies folks, there is an issue with artwork print quality and we're fixing, but the start over will mean a production delay, pushing the release back a few weeks to November 24, alongside MADMAN'S LULLABY.
 
 
PRE-ORDERS ARE STRONG - THIS ITEM WILL SELL OUT.
 
Here is one more preview to check out while you wait...
 
 
The name MECCA is synonymous with quality AOR and melodic rock. Each of the 3 albums released to date have been crafted over several years, with each song racking up a seriously impressive number of demos, alternative versions, re-writes and re-mixes before being labelled “done”.
 
So, while we wait for a new set of songs to go through that lengthy process, Joe Vana has given MelodicRock Records the green light to delve back into the many folders of Mecca music that has built up since the 2002 debut, to bring you a very cool limited edition release –
 
MECCA “The Demos”
 
But these aren’t any old demos; these are still of the highest quality and represent a rare insight into the recording process all artists go through.
 
MECCA “The Demos” features alternative takes and different mixes of songs from all three of the Mecca albums, plus the songs exclusively featured on several past MRCD compilations and others that have never previously been heard or released.
Fans will recognize many of the songs, but in this format it's like hearing them again for the first time.
 
Featuring appearances by Christian Wolff (RIP); Fergie Frederiksen (RIP); Pat Mastelotto; Thom Griffin; Bill Syniar; David Hungate, Tommy Denander, Gordon Mote, Shannon Forrest, Richie Hofherr and Brian Moritz.
 
MECCA “The Demos” will be restricted to 1000 units only and released November 3.
 
PRE-ORDER NOW!
 
MECCA 'The Demos' (2CD Set)($17 + $5 Shipping Worldwide)
 
 
 
 
ONE MORE PREVIEW!
 
 

 

 
 
 
Disc 1:
 
01) Blinded By Emotion (Rough Mix Feat. Fergie Frederiksen, Vocals) 05:36
02) I Know (Demo Feat. Christian Wolff, Guitar) 04:11
03) How Many Times (Original Demo) 04:47
04) Life's Too Short (Demo Feat. Thom Griffin, Backing Vocals) 04:21
05) Say The Word (2010 Demo) 03:47
06) The One (2006 Demo) 05:08
07) Morning Light (Original Demo of ‘I Believe’) 04:26
08) Set Me Free (Original Demo of ‘Cry’) 04:31
09) Since I Found You (2011 Writing Demo) 04:14
10) Wire 2 Wire (Inst. Demo) 04:52
11) Can't Stop Love (Rough Mix Feat. Fergie Frederiksen, Vocals) 05:36
12) From The Start (2011 Demo) 05:12
13) Unknown (Chorus Overdub Demo) 04:30
14) Time Spent (2013 Demo) 04:17
15) Pamela (2012 Final Demo) 05:34
16) It's On Us (2012 Inst, Demo) 04:13
17) Without You (2002 Inst. Live Studio Demo) 04:26
 
Disc 2:
 
01) Take My Hand (2014 Final Demo) 03:15
02) Perfect World (2011 Demo, ‘Joe Mix’) 04:01
03) Ten Lifetimes (Original Demo Feat. Thom Griffin, Backing Vocals) 05:46
04) Alone (2014 Piano Demo) 04:58
05) Mecca (First Take Vocal Demo) 05:34
06) Light (2006 Inst. Demo) 04:13
07) Out Of Love (Original Demo of ‘Alone’) 05:37
08) Down (2012 Scratch Vocal Demo) 04:24
09) Did It For Love (2011 Demo) 05:47
10) Alive (2012 Unreleased Inst.) 04:35
11) Still Falling In Love With You (2006 Unreleased Demo) 03:49
12) Open Your Heart to Me (2005 Unreleased Demo) 04:59
13) Falling Out Of Love (2011 Unreleased Demo) 04:42
14) Wasabi (2011 Unreleased Inst. Demo) 04:11
15) Yesterday (2012 'Mecca 3' Inst. Demo) 03:42
16) Wire To Wire (The ‘Fun’ Inst. Remix) 04:49
 
 

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