MelodicRock Records

Wed
23
Mar

MR's 20th Anniversary Year. Now What?

Categories: 
 
2016 sees MelodicRock.com celebrate 20 years online.
 
It has been a privilege and an honor to be part of the melodic rock community for this length of time.
 
It has been both humbling and rewarding to be able to help promote many of the artists I grew up listening to. So many great musicians I have met along the way and am proud to call friends.
And I thank so many loyal readers and followers of the site for your friendship and support over the years.
 
To all the companies that have supported MelodicRock.com over that time, I thank you also. Such an investment has allowed me to do this “job” full time for a good part of the 20 years and I trust that my services have helped sell a lot of records over that time.
Some like Frontiers Records, AOR Heaven and NEH Records have been with me almost since the very start.
 
That said, times have changed since 1996 and the music business has changed. Information delivery has changed.
 
And now on the occasion of my 20th Anniversary, it is time for me to make a change. For the better I think. This is a long post and I hope folks will have the interest to read through it all. It’s not a missive of doom and gloom, but more a reality check from one person’s perspective and a look at what’s to come. Read on please…
 
 
The industry I started in some 20 years ago is all but gone as the music business continues on through a complete overhaul. The massive increase in piracy and the move by consumers to switch to digital formats and streaming has brought about the closure of a lot of companies. Magazines, retailers, labels, PR companies…
Many of those were companies that supported MelodicRock.com over the years with advertising and promotional activities.
 
Businesses have always come and gone, but these days the ones that go aren’t being replaced by new enterprises. Everything has consolidated to a handful of companies.
iTunes and Amazon rule pre-sales – but neither invest in advertising outside of their small % affiliate programs. YouTube and Facebook are the #1 outlets for promoting anything and they just want your money to support their bottom lines.
 
We must support the labels, stores and artists still willing to put everything on the line for the love of music. Anyone mentioned on my site is part of that.
 
On the subject of piracy, I filed complaints against a Blog yesterday for 9 different MRR related links. And today the bastards have up audio of an album not even released yet.
 
Basically there is very little money in the music industry for independent outlets. Everyone is struggling. Of course to state as much is bad for business… To survive, one must adapt.
 
There has been no decrease in users of the site over the past several years. Stats actually remain very constant and reliable. And I am absolutely dedicated to continuing to give all readers reasons to continue coming back!
But - if I still want to be here next week/month/year, then the focus must shift to where the income is today.
 
And that for me is MelodicRock Records. I’ve put a lot of energy into the label in the last 12 months and I think the results can be seen. In order to continue to focus on the label, there has to be some changes.
 
These changes will commence after this week’s Easter break.
 
 
The biggest change is to place the focus of the site back on reviews. Adding reviews for the latest and upcoming releases (in advance) will be the primary aim of day to day updates at the site.
The delivery of news will take a back seat to reviews.
Once it was awesome to be at the forefront of breaking news, but these days everything is so controlled, so safe and predictable. There is little opportunity today to discuss rumors, expose backroom deals or report a story that hasn’t just gone out on the wires to 45,000 other outlets.
 
Facebook ensures that any news sent anywhere is instantly everywhere else and for someone that thrived on being at the head of the pack, there is little inspiration served by cutting and pasting endless badly written press releases that are designed to say as little as possible.
 
I’m spending so much time cultivating content you can get anywhere else that I’m missing out on doing the thing I truly love – writing.
 
Of course all the important news will still be posted. And all the news that doesn’t get picked up by regular outlets – news from the melodic labels and artists that all too often get ignored. Nothing will change there.
 
You can follow breaking news and comments constantly via my Social Media outlets: Facebook (www.facebook.com/MelRockAU) and Twitter (@melodicrock)
 
It’s time for a shift of focus for my brand. Time for me to get back to what I wanted to do in the early days - exposing as many people as possible to the best music on the planet.
And I’m going to do that via this renewed focus on reviews.
 
Reviews are what have suffered most over the last 12 months and it is with these that I can still deliver exclusive content and do the best possible job of talking about everything that’s available to check out. I’d like to get back to focussing on discussing all new releases – the good, the bad and the Bret Michaels.
 
Additionally, I’ll take this opportunity to say that there are no further MelodicRock Fest events in planning. I’m really looking forward to the first MRF event here in Australia in May (www.melodicrockfest.com) and helping Justin Murr out at Rocknskull vs MRF 2016 in Illinois in October (https://www.facebook.com/events/1508106629513304). I’ll still help Justin and others out where possible if asked, but I’m not planning on doing any more standalone MRF events. The time and effort and stress that go into each one is simply too distracting.
 
 
Back to my other passion – working with artists. MelodicRock Records is something I’m very proud of and want to further expand. Despite those few willing to destroy the scene via uploading albums to pirate blogs, there is still a market for great music from new artists, plus artists that aren’t marquee names that are currently very limited in their options for releasing what we here all love – that “album” format.
 
This is where I can make a difference - and where I intend to focus my time outside of writing more of those reviews than ever. Getting great music and great artists to as many people as possible has always been the one thing I set out to achieve and get a lot of satisfaction out of.
 
I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to offer some truly inspirational artists an offer they can work with and the next 6 months is going to see the release of some truly amazing albums on MelodicRock Records.
 
So MelodicRock.com will focus more heavily on reviews and you’ll also get all the MRR news and previews as well as direct links to purchase. The advantage of selling direct to readers is a vital cog in the survival of the label and the promotion of these artists.
 
But I’m not stopping there.
 
It never ceases to surprise me how many comments I get when talking about past releases folks missed and are now curious about. And when better to take a look back than on a 20th Anniversary year?
 
Over the course of the year ahead I will be running a series of lists titled “20 from 20”. Taking a look back over the last 20 years and the music that has stood the test of time (and some that hasn’t) and the artists that have made it.
 
But first, the 2015 MelRock Awards
 
 
And finally….while I am here seemingly writing up my life story, it seems like a good time to introduce a couple of additional writing projects that I’ve been working on in a very piecemeal fashion for what seems like forever.
 
I harbor ambitions in writing greater than I’ve showcased to date. It’s time to introduce those projects, as perhaps by doing so it will be a catalyst to ensure I stay focussed and don’t come up with new reasons to procrastinate as I have done for too long.
If I’m honest, these ideas may not go as far as I’d like, but at least I will know in myself that I tried and gave it the chance I wanted to.
 
For the past several years I have been working on plans for a story surrounding my site mascot – The Wombat.
Those ideas have grown over time and I now believe there is a very commercial story that could find widespread appeal.
 
I’ll begin the process I think best suited to bringing “Rock Wombat” to life via Kickstarter in the coming weeks/months. As soon as possible... I have an updated Wombat to debut soon thanks to the pen of John Hageman and Mel Smith – two fantastic guys.
 
The other idea we’ll call “The Label”. It’s an idea that I’ve had for a long time - a way of telling some of the unbelievable things that go on in parts of this industry. The dysfunction and the bullshit, parts of which will be drawn from my experiences in the business; everything I have learnt (and shouldn’t have) along the way as well as stories I’ve been told, things I’ve been a party to or just witnessed and some of the strangest stuff – you just couldn’t make some of it up.
 
There are some truly hair-raising tales to be told and some that probably shouldn’t be.
 
As well as looking for investors in both projects, to help fund these plans I will continue to sell off unwanted CDs and LPs from my personal collection over the next month or two via Ebay and will post links when available.
 
And should you feel inclined to support what I’m doing, you can always invest in any of the great MelodicRock Records titles (via www.melodicrockdirect.com) or the upcoming Kickstarter campaign, or simply donate via Paypal using the username: ajm@melodicrock.com
 
Everyone’s support and friendship over the past 20 years has never been taken for granted and is wholly appreciated and friendships cherished. I’m privileged to be among such fine people and to have made so many lasting friendships.
 
It’s time to have some fun again and I believe this is the best way forward, the best way to keep me sane and a way to guarantee I can still be here to deliver the word on what to buy and when to buy it.
 
So maybe this is a slight detour from what everyone is used to, but I’m not going anywhere and long may this crazy ride continue!

 

 
Mon
22
Feb

MRR Out Now - STAR CHASE & INTUITIVE

 
In keeping with MelodicRock Records’ commitment to supporting new talent, the label is proud to announce the signing of two awesome debut albums.
 
Melbourne melodic rockers STAR CHASE and Portugal's INTUITIVE.
 
Both albums are out now and ready to ship. Time to check out another preview track from each of the albums:
 
ORDER STAR CHASE 'The New Day' $15 (+$5 shipping)
 
 
 
ORDER INTUITIVE 'Reset' $15 (+$5 shipping)
 
 
 
MRR DOUBLE DEAL - STAR CHASE and INTUITIVE for $30 (and still only pay $5 shipping)
 
 
 

 

ORDER LINK FOR AUSTRALIAN BUYERS: STAR CHASE 'Reset' $15AUD (+$3 shipping)

 
 
 
 
 
 

Star Chase is a new 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 (Safire); Gilbert Annese - drums (Square One,Someone Elses Life); Aaron Suter - keyboards/vocals (Safire); and 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 is collection of 11 rocking tunes for fans of “two guitar & keyboard“ rock with huge harmonies.
 
This band has their own unique sound. The New Day is an album that will delight fans of Jason and The Radio Sun, but also fans of classic feel good melodic rock, Australian style AOR and songswith big hooks and even bigger harmonies.

Intuitive is the brainchild of ex-Faithfull guitarist Rui Martins. After the end of Faithfull - a project that reached the charts in Japan with its two albums - guitarist and songwriter Rui Martins continued to compose music while playing live with his cover band Roadies, a band with 21 years in the business.

It’s in the midst of the Roadies family that Martins meets Alexandre “Xano” Fernandes, their former singer and also ex-Winesnake (Whitesnake tribute band). Owner of a deep voice and great stage presence, Alexandre Fernandes is the right choice to handle the vocal duties. For the bass spot, Martins invites his longtime friend and ex-Faithfull band mate, Mário Barbosa.
João Colaço (ex-Rage of Angels), one of the most sought-off session drummers in Portugal, completes the quartet.

 
 
 
 

 

 

 
Wed
10
Feb

STAR CHASE - The New Day (Showcase)

Artist: 
Friday, February 26, 2016
The New Day
Produced By: 
Star Chase
Running Time: 
44
Release Date: 
February 26
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
AOR / Melodic Rock
Categories: 
 
In keeping with MelodicRock Records’ commitment to supporting new talent, the label is proud to announce the signing of another great new artist and their debut album – this time it’s from Melbourne melodic rockers STAR CHASE.
 
Star Chase is a new 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 (Safire); Gilbert Annese - drums (Square One,Someone Elses Life); Aaron Suter - keyboards/vocals (Safire); and 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 is collection of 11 rocking tunes for fans of “two guitar & keyboard“ rock with huge harmonies.
 
This band has their own unique sound. The New Day is an album that will delight fans of Jason and The Radio Sun, but also fans of classic feel good melodic rock, Australian style AOR and songswith big hooks and even bigger harmonies.
 
Star Chase’s debut album will be released via MRR on February 26.
 

PRE-ORDERS OPEN!

 
CURRENTLY SOLD OUT!
 
 
Get ready for The New Day by checking out TWO FULL LENGTH TRACKS from the debut!
 
 
 

 

 
Mon
08
Feb

More Soundbytes From STAR CHASE & INTUITIVE

Artist: 
Friday, February 26, 2016
Categories: 
 
Star Chase and Intuitive’s debut albums will both be released via MRR on February 26. 
 
Here's some additional soundbytes for both!
 
STAR CHASE:
 
 
INTUITIVE:
 
 

PRE-ORDERS OPEN!

 
GET IT FIRST!
 
PRE-ORDER STAR CHASE 'The New Day' $15 (+$5 shipping)
 
 
 
PRE-ORDER INTUITIVE 'Reset' $15 (+$5 shipping)
 
 
 
 
MRR DOUBLE DEAL - STAR CHASE and INTUITIVE for $30 (and still only pay $5 shipping)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
Thu
04
Feb

STAR CHASE Make Their Debut on MelodicRock Records Feb 26

Artist: 
Friday, February 26, 2016
Categories: 
 
In keeping with MelodicRock Records’ commitment to supporting new talent, the label is proud to announce the signing of another great new artist and their debut album – this time it’s from Melbourne melodic rockers STAR CHASE.
 
Star Chase is a new 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 (Safire); Gilbert Annese - drums (Square One,Someone Elses Life); Aaron Suter - keyboards/vocals (Safire); and 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 is collection of 11 rocking tunes for fans of “two guitar & keyboard“ rock with huge harmonies.
 
This band has their own unique sound. The New Day is an album that will delight fans of Jason and The Radio Sun, but also fans of classic feel good melodic rock, Australian style AOR and songswith big hooks and even bigger harmonies.
 
Star Chase’s debut album will be released via MRR on February 26.
 

PRE-ORDERS OPEN!

 
GET IT FIRST! PRE-ORDER STAR CHASE 'The New Day' $15 (+$5 shipping)
 
 
 
MRR DOUBLE DEAL - STAR CHASE and INTUITIVE for $30 (and still only pay $5 shipping)
 
 
 
 
Get ready for The New Day by checking out TWO FULL LENGTH TRACKS from the debut!
 
 
 

 

 
Mon
01
Feb

AMBOAJE - All About Living (Showcase)

Artist: 
Friday, January 29, 2016
All About Living
Produced By: 
Amboaje
Running Time: 
42
Release Date: 
January 29
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Melodic Rock
Categories: 
 
ORDER THE AMBOAJE DEBUT ALBUM. OUT NOW ON MRR/GMG.
 
BUY AMBOAJE CD:
 
 
OR:
 
MRR JANUARY DEAL - ORDER MRCD13 & AMBOAJE TOGETHER HERE FOR JUST $40 (THAT INCLUDES SHIPPING WORLDWIDE) That's 4CDs of material shipped out immediately.
 
 
 
 
NEW SONG! "My Heart Is Strong"
 
 
 
 

 
'All About Living' delivers pure Rock with memorable vocals and a unique style.
 
Amboaje pronounced (am-bo-age), led by front man Toni Amboaje who is by all accounts a self-taught composer with pure Rock running through his veins,
is a high-energy artist with his feet on the ground.
 
Toni began his solo career in 2011 when his self-penned songs won the XIV Ciudad de Oviedo Rock Contest. He performed his compositions that year and the following in front of thousands of people. In 2012 Toni competed successfully in the popular television program "The Voice". Out of 70,000 participants he reached the finals with his interpretation of Tina Turner's "Simply the Best" and was one of only 10 singers who were able to conquer all four judges: Melendi, Malu, Rosario and David Bisbal.
 
For more than five weeks the program was the undisputed leader in media impact on the social networks, with more than 15,000 followers.
 
For 2015 Toni has put the final touches on his new LP "All About Living" with a super band that bears his name. A very special collection of unforgettable songs with major collaborations, this is a recording for the ages.
 
All About Living represents a great jump at all levels and will surely stand as a before and after moment in his career. A career which boast 10 years as a composer and singer, more than 15,000 albums sold and over 200 concerts vast television experience.
It's safe to say Toni Amboaje's quest to be a unique artist who delivers classic American Rock is realized.
 
Track listing:
 
01. Over and Over Again
02. All About Living
03. Rise & Fall with You
04. Able
05. Five Years Gone
06. Gotta Be A Good Girl
07. Something to Say
08. Give Me The Real Thing
09. It’s Always You (w/ Paula Rojo)
10. Feels Like Saturday Night
11. My Heart is Strong
12. Once
 
 

 
 
Fri
22
Jan

January MRR Deal: MRCD13 - 'Peak Melodic' & AMBOAJE 'All About Living'

Release Year: 
2015
Monday, November 23, 2015
Categories: 
 
 
MRCD13 “Peak Melodic” is 55 tracks, of which there are 27 unreleased tracks and other rarities! The triple CD Set will be housed in a special slimline Jewel Case, with special full artwork as per usual.
 
AMBOAJE 'All About Living' delivers pure Rock with memorable vocals and a unique style. Amboaje pronounced (am-bo-age), led by front man Toni Amboaje who is by all accounts a self-taught composer with pure Rock running through his veins,
is a high-energy artist with his feet on the ground.
 
MRCD13 Soundbytes below. AMBOAJE soundbytes here: http://melodicrock.com/articles/showcase/2016/01/12/amboaje-all-about-li...
 
 
 
MRR JANUARY DEAL - ORDER MRCD13 & AMBOAJE TOGETHER HERE FOR JUST $40 (THAT INCLUDES SHIPPING WORLDWIDE) That's 4CDs of material shipped out immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
MRCD13 – "Peak Melodic"
 
CD1:
01) Ammunition - Sucker For Anything 04:05
02) Mason/Chessney - Breaking Down 03:51
03) Erik Martensson - Kissing The Rain (Original 'Caught In The Game Demo) 04:10
04) Reagan Browne - Gypsy Woman's Got The Groove (Feat. Eric Johnson) 04:18
05) In Faith - Learn To Fly (Unreleased) 04:39
06) Jim Peterik & Marc Scherer - Delusional (Original Demo, Unreleased) 04:36
07) Liberty & Justice - Amaze Me (Unreleased on CD) 03:58
08) Nelson - It's All About You (Unreleased) 03:16
09) N.O.W - Let This Bird Free (Unreleased) 03:59
10) Redrum - Never Too Old (Unreleased) 04:22
11) Talon - Back Where I Belong (Unreleased) 03:41
12) White Widdow - Thunder (Japan Bonus Track) 04:25
13) Marc Scherer - Make A Memory (Unreleased) 04:34
14) Outlasted - Someone Like You 03:03
15) Eclipse - I Don't Wanna Say I'm Sorry (Acoustic, Unreleased) 03:49
16) Liberty & Justice - Forever Starts Tonight (Unreleased on CD) 04:05
17) Eric Bazilian feat. Wesley Stace - Benedictus (Preview Track) 04:22
18) Paradise Inc. - Secrets
 
CD2:
01) Debbie Ray - Beautiful Monday 04:18
02) Karl Johnson - The Brightest Star 03:47
03) Liberty & Justice - Promises To God (Unreleased on CD) 04:13
04) Faithsedge - Let You Breathe (Demo Version) 04:38
05) Biloxi - Right The Music (Remix, Unreleased) 04:10
06) Danny Danzi - So Long (Unreleased) 04:30
07) Pride Of Lions - Naked (Unreleased) 04:32
08) Mysticity (Feat. Doogie White) - Father's Day (Unreleased) 04:10
09) Jimmy Lawrence - L.A. Routine (Unreleased) 05:23
10) Raine - Never Alone (New Remix) 04:38
11) Ferreira - Don't Let Go (Acoustic, Unreleased) 04:06
12) Gaeleri - Wannabe (Unreleased) 04:25
13) Human Fortress - Cruel Fantasy (Unreleased) 03:04
14) Robbie LaBlanc - Mojito Mike (Unreleased) 04:50
15) Jim Santos - Bomb (Unreleased) 04:55
16) Romeo's Daughter - Bittersweet (Live) 04:50
17) JK Northrup & Johnny Edwards - Whiskey Train (Live, Unreleased) 04:14
18) Terry Ilous & JK Northrup - Grey People (Demo, Unreleased) 03:33
 
CD3:
02) Poley/Rivera - Top Of The World 03:18
03) Constancia - Hold On My Heart 03:39
04) The Radio Sun - Walk Away 03:12
05) Faith Circus - Can U Feel It (New Remix) 04:28
06) Intuitive - Sweeter Than It Seems (NEW MRR SIGNING)(Preview) 05:14
07) Vindictiv - Paralyzed 05:35
08) July Reign - Inferno (NEW MRR SIGNING)(Preview) 04:22
09) Royal Mess - Aces High 03:51
10) Tonk - Voodoo 03:45
11) Serpentine Sky - Everybody Wears A Symbol 04:15
12) Room Experience - Tomorrow's Came 04:42
13) Sound Of Eternity - Cambiar El Mundo (Call To Action)(Japanese Bonus Track) 04:32
14) Secret - Since I Fell For You 05:02
15) S.A.Y - Love And Affection 03:21
16) Soaked (Feat. Steve Brown) - 40ft Ringo (NEW MRR SIGNING)(Preview) 03:09
17) Terra Nova - Promises 03:30
18) Andreas Novak - Sing in the Rain (Japan Bonus Track) 03:55
19) Secret - Fly Away (Instrumental, Japan Bonus Track) 04:28
 
 
Wed
16
Dec

Pre-order AMBOAJE Debut For Early Delivery

Artist: 
Friday, January 29, 2016
Categories: 
 
YOU CAN NOW PRE-ORDER THE AMBOAJE DEBUT ALBUM. OUT JANUARY 29 ON MRR/GMG.
 
Those that pre-order now will be the FIRST to recieve this awesome rock album in January. Official release date January 29.
 

 
 
Tue
15
Dec

Pre-order AMBOAJE Debut 'All About Living' Now

Artist: 
Friday, January 29, 2016
Categories: 
 
YOU CAN NOW PRE-ORDER THE AMBOAJE DEBUT ALBUM. OUT JANUARY 29 ON MRR/GMG.
 
Those that pre-order now will be the FIRST to recieve this awesome rock album in January. Official release date January 29.
 

 
'All About Living' delivers pure Rock with memorable vocals and a unique style.
 
Amboaje pronounced (am-bo-age), led by front man Toni Amboaje who is by all accounts a self-taught composer with pure Rock running through his veins,
is a high-energy artist with his feet on the ground.
 
Toni began his solo career in 2011 when his self-penned songs won the XIV Ciudad de Oviedo Rock Contest. He performed his compositions that year and the following in front of thousands of people. In 2012 Toni competed successfully in the popular television program "The Voice". Out of 70,000 participants he reached the finals with his interpretation of Tina Turner's "Simply the Best" and was one of only 10 singers who were able to conquer all four judges: Melendi, Malu, Rosario and David Bisbal.
 
For more than five weeks the program was the undisputed leader in media impact on the social networks, with more than 15,000 followers.
 
For 2015 Toni has put the final touches on his new LP "All About Living" with a super band that bears his name. A very special collection of unforgettable songs with major collaborations, this is a recording for the ages.
 
All About Living represents a great jump at all levels and will surely stand as a before and after moment in his career. A career which boast 10 years as a composer and singer, more than 15,000 albums sold and over 200 concerts vast television experience.
It's safe to say Toni Amboaje's quest to be a unique artist who delivers classic American Rock is realized.
 
Track listing:
 
01. Over and Over Again
02. All About Living
03. Rise & Fall with You
04. Able
05. Five Years Gone
06. Gotta Be A Good Girl
07. Something to Say
08. Give Me The Real Thing
09. It’s Always You (w/ Paula Rojo)
10. Feels Like Saturday Night
11. My Heart is Strong
12. Once
 
 

 
 
Sat
21
Nov

THE RADIO SUN - Heaven Or Heartbreak (Showcase)

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
Heaven Or Heartbreak
Produced By: 
The Radio Sun / Mixed By: Paul Laine
Release Date: 
September 25
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Melodic Rock
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records is super excited and very proud to announce the next chapter for melodic rock band THE RADIO SUNThe acclaimed Aussie band released their sophomore record Heaven Or Heartbreak via MRR in September.
 
Check it out now and please share! IN STOCK NOW!
 
 THE RADIO SUN Special Edition $15 + $5 Shipping Worldwide
 
 DEAL! ROYAL MESS & THE RADIO SUN Special Editions $30 + $2 Shipping Worldwide
 
 
The Heaven Or Heartbreak EPK:
 
 
LIMITED SPECIAL EDITION STILL AVAILABLE!
 
Check out the first single from the album - 'Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak'.
 
 
 
While we are at it - how about the full track list for the album? The regular edition sees 11 finely crafted, harmony driven melodic rock tracks, while the limited Special Edition will add 3 exclusive Bonus Tracks!
 
01. Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak (04:28)
02. Tell Me What You Want (03:35)
03. Dying Without Your Love (03:49)
04. Science Fiction Make Believe (04:22)
05. Hanging By A Thread (04:22)
06. Do You Remember Me? (03:41)
07. Walk Away (03:12)
08. Maybe (03:45)
09. You're The One (03:48)
10. Madness In The World (03.47)
11. One In A Million (05:07)
 
Special Edition Bonus Tracks:
12. I Might Lie (Andy Taylor cover)(Taylor, Jones) (4:25)
13. After The Rain (Nelson cover)(M. & G. Nelson, Tanner, Wilson) (3:54)
14. Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak (Acoustic Version) (4.21)
 
The Radio Sun:
Jason Old - Vocals & Guitars
Stevie Janevski - Guitars & Vocals
Robbie Erdmanis - Bass & Vocals
Ben Wignall - Drums, Keyboards & Vocals
 
Additional Musicians:
Paul Laine - Additional Backing Vocals & Keyboards
*Guitars On: "Dying Without Your Love"
Dual Lead Vocal On: "Science Fiction Make Believe".
Zakk Zedras - Guitar Solo On: "Hanging By A Thread"
 
 
 

Once again, THE RADIO SUN have teamed with the great Paul Laine, who mixed the new album as well as co-writing three tracks and adding a special guest lead vocal on a song ‘Science Fiction Make Believe’.

Guitarist Stevie Janevski states enthusiastically; “The Heaven Or Heartbreak album title stands for our belief in melodic heavy rock. It’s our ‘heaven!’ We’ve grown as a band – and it would be our ‘heartbreak’ if this new album doesn’t extend our fanbase. All of us spent a lot of time on writing the songs and really believe it’s a good album with no fillers. We’re all really looking forward to getting out there and touring the album in as many parts of the world as possible”.
 
The Radio Sun debut album ‘Wrong Things Right’ was a top seller for MelodicRock Records and was well received by the press & public worldwide with favourable reviews in major scribes such as Classic Rock, Powerplay, Fireworks and Burrn! amongst others.
 
Two appearances at MelodicRockFest 3 & 4 in Chicago U.S.A. helped showcase The Radio Sun’s live experience with notable first class four part vocal harmonies (a standout on the new album) which impressed so much that Paul Laine asked the band to be his backing band for live shows in America and in Australia.
 
Heaven Or Heartbreak will be released in September in conjunction with Cargo Records UK and will also be available as a limited Special Edition direct from MelodicRock.com
 
The Special Edition bonus to include the band covering a few very special and much loved AOR classics!
 

 

 
Fri
20
Nov

AMBOAJE Debut 'All About Living' on MRR January 29

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Friday, January 29, 2016
Categories: 
 
Delayed Release. Apologies to fans already anticipating this release. We needed extra time to set up this monster rock album.
 
OUT JANUARY 29 ON MRR/GMG - Pre-sales & more previews available soon.
 

 
'All About Living' delivers pure Rock with memorable vocals and a unique style.
 
Amboaje pronounced (am-bo-age), led by front man Toni Amboaje who is by all accounts a self-taught composer with pure Rock running through his veins,
is a high-energy artist with his feet on the ground.
 
Toni began his solo career in 2011 when his self-penned songs won the XIV Ciudad de Oviedo Rock Contest. He performed his compositions that year and the following in front of thousands of
people. In 2012 Toni competed successfully in the popular television program "The Voice". Out of 70,000 participants he reached the finals with his interpretation of Tina Turner's "Simply the Best" and was one of only 10 singers who were able to conquer all four judges: Melendi, Malu, Rosario and David Bisbal.
 
For more than five weeks the program was the undisputed leader in media impact on the social networks, with more than 15,000 followers.
 
For 2015 Toni has put the final touches on his new LP "All About Living" with a super band that bears his name. A very special collection of unforgettable songs with major collaborations, this is a recording for the ages.
 
All About Living represents a great jump at all levels and will surely stand as a before and after moment in his career. A career which boast 10 years as a composer and singer, more than 15,000 albums sold and over 200 concerts vast television experience.
It's safe to say Toni Amboaje's quest to be a unique artist who delivers classic American Rock is realized.
 
Track listing:
 
01. Over and Over Again
02. All About Living
03. Rise & Fall with You
04. Able
05. Five Years Gone
06. Gotta Be A Good Girl
07. Something to Say
08. Give Me The Real Thing
09. It’s Always You (w/ Paula Rojo)
10. Feels Like Saturday Night
11. My Heart is Strong
12. Once
 
 



 


 


 
 
Tue
17
Nov

MRCD13 - Peak Melodic (Showcase)

Release Year: 
2015
Monday, November 23, 2015
Categories: 
 
SOUNDBYTES ADDED FOR ALL 3 DISCS!
 
 
MRCD13 “Peak Melodic” is on it's way to MR HQ and will be shipping from Monday 23rd November (shipped with USB2 for those that pre-ordered already).
 
Order now to ensure you get hold of the strictly Limited Edition run of the latest MR Compilation.
 
Featuring 55 tracks, of which there are 27 unreleased tracks and other rarities!
 
The triple CD Set will be housed in a special slimline Jewel Case, with special full artwork as per usual.
 
MRCD13 is $25 + $5 shipping (airmail worldwide) or purchase in conjunction with the other October 30 release – Serpentine Sky – for the price of $40 + discounted shipping at just $2 (save $8 over the regular shipping price once the pre-order period is completed).
 
Awesome artwork by Art By Nello (https://www.facebook.com/artformusic)
 
 
 
PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM NOW FOR SHIPPING NOVEMBER 23
 
Peak Melodic - $25 + $5 airmail shipping
 
 
 
BONUS DEAL: Serpentine Sky + MRCD13 (3CD Set) $40 + just $2 shipping!
 
 
 
 
 
 
MRCD13 – "Peak Melodic"
 
CD1:
01) Ammunition - Sucker For Anything 04:05
02) Mason/Chessney - Breaking Down 03:51
03) Erik Martensson - Kissing The Rain (Original 'Caught In The Game Demo) 04:10
04) Reagan Browne - Gypsy Woman's Got The Groove (Feat. Eric Johnson) 04:18
05) In Faith - Learn To Fly (Unreleased) 04:39
06) Jim Peterik & Marc Scherer - Delusional (Original Demo, Unreleased) 04:36
07) Liberty & Justice - Amaze Me (Unreleased on CD) 03:58
08) Nelson - It's All About You (Unreleased) 03:16
09) N.O.W - Let This Bird Free (Unreleased) 03:59
10) Redrum - Never Too Old (Unreleased) 04:22
11) Talon - Back Where I Belong (Unreleased) 03:41
12) White Widdow - Thunder (Japan Bonus Track) 04:25
13) Marc Scherer - Make A Memory (Unreleased) 04:34
14) Outlasted - Someone Like You 03:03
15) Eclipse - I Don't Wanna Say I'm Sorry (Acoustic, Unreleased) 03:49
16) Liberty & Justice - Forever Starts Tonight (Unreleased on CD) 04:05
17) Eric Bazilian feat. Wesley Stace - Benedictus (Preview Track) 04:22
18) Paradise Inc. - Secrets
 
CD2:
01) Debbie Ray - Beautiful Monday 04:18
02) Karl Johnson - The Brightest Star 03:47
03) Liberty & Justice - Promises To God (Unreleased on CD) 04:13
04) Faithsedge - Let You Breathe (Demo Version) 04:38
05) Biloxi - Right The Music (Remix, Unreleased) 04:10
06) Danny Danzi - So Long (Unreleased) 04:30
07) Pride Of Lions - Naked (Unreleased) 04:32
08) Mysticity (Feat. Doogie White) - Father's Day (Unreleased) 04:10
09) Jimmy Lawrence - L.A. Routine (Unreleased) 05:23
10) Raine - Never Alone (New Remix) 04:38
11) Ferreira - Don't Let Go (Acoustic, Unreleased) 04:06
12) Gaeleri - Wannabe (Unreleased) 04:25
13) Human Fortress - Cruel Fantasy (Unreleased) 03:04
14) Robbie LaBlanc - Mojito Mike (Unreleased) 04:50
15) Jim Santos - Bomb (Unreleased) 04:55
16) Romeo's Daughter - Bittersweet (Live) 04:50
17) JK Northrup & Johnny Edwards - Whiskey Train (Live, Unreleased) 04:14
18) Terry Ilous & JK Northrup - Grey People (Demo, Unreleased) 03:33
 
CD3:
02) Poley/Rivera - Top Of The World 03:18
03) Constancia - Hold On My Heart 03:39
04) The Radio Sun - Walk Away 03:12
05) Faith Circus - Can U Feel It (New Remix) 04:28
06) Intuitive - Sweeter Than It Seems (NEW MRR SIGNING)(Preview) 05:14
07) Vindictiv - Paralyzed 05:35
08) July Reign - Inferno (NEW MRR SIGNING)(Preview) 04:22
09) Royal Mess - Aces High 03:51
10) Tonk - Voodoo 03:45
11) Serpentine Sky - Everybody Wears A Symbol 04:15
12) Room Experience - Tomorrow's Came 04:42
13) Sound Of Eternity - Cambiar El Mundo (Call To Action)(Japanese Bonus Track) 04:32
14) Secret - Since I Fell For You 05:02
15) S.A.Y - Love And Affection 03:21
16) Soaked (Feat. Steve Brown) - 40ft Ringo (NEW MRR SIGNING)(Preview) 03:09
17) Terra Nova - Promises 03:30
18) Andreas Novak - Sing in the Rain (Japan Bonus Track) 03:55
19) Secret - Fly Away (Instrumental, Japan Bonus Track) 04:28
 
 
Sat
31
Oct

SERPENTINE SKY Debut Out Now; Preview Two New Tracks

Release Year: 
2015
Friday, October 30, 2015
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records is really excited to have another great Aussie rock band join the label roster. Melbourne based SERPENTINE SKY have launched their self-titled debut album.
 
 
BUY NOW - SHIPPING NOW
 
Serpentine Sky - $15 + $5 airmail shipping
 
 
 
 
"Serpentine Sky" Track Listing:
01. A Whole Lotta Love
02. Nobody's Girl
03. For Love The Way
04. Everybody Wears A Symbol
05. Look Into My Eyes
06. You're The One
07. Strong Is The Love
08. Groovy Feelin'
09. Flower Dolls
10. Midnight
11. Emotional Riot (Bonus Track, All Editions)
 
Additional Special Edition Bonus Tracks:
12. Strong Is The Love (Live Acousic Version)
13. Look Into My Eyes (Live Acoustic Version)
14. Sex And Money (1988 Demo - Dedicated To GK) 
 
Serpentine Sky is:
Patrick Creamer - Vocals
Zakk Zedras - Guitar
Rexx Fernandez - Guitar
Clinton Roche - Bass
Craig Whitelock - Drums
 
Please check out SERPENTINE SKY and “Midnight”:
 

 

 
Fri
30
Oct

THE RADIO SUN - New Deal, New Song & New Doco!

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
Categories: 
 
If you haven't yet joined in THE RADIO SUN party - now is the time. MRR has a very limited number of Radio Sun Packages - BOTH the band's albums for $30 with FREE shipping.
 
That's the debut album Wrong Things Right and the new Heaven Or Heartbreak Special Edition CDs, delivered to your door for $30.
 
 THE RADIO SUN TWIN PACK - Heaven Or Heartbreak Special Edition & Wrong Things Right - $30 + Free Shipping Worldwide
 
 
What the press is saying about THE RADIO SUN ' Heaven Or Heartbreak:

'This is a 'must have' and better still, get the bonus edition with 3 bonus songs including a cover of Nelson's After The Rain'. (Jason Ritchie, Get Ready To Rock)
'The luscious four part harmonies are still rampant throughout and guitar skills shine as bright as ever'.  (Dave Crompton, Fireworks Magazine)
'Great Aussie melodic rock that deserves a place on a bigger stage'.  (Mark, The Rockpit)
'I get a feel of Harem Scarem, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard and Night Ranger'.  (Shawn Irwin, Decibel Geek Show)
'I am sure you will hear a lot more from this band in the future'..they have taken the next step on an already strong sound'. (Rockfiend Publications)
 
THE RADIO SUN - new album Heaven Or Heartbreak out now on Melodic Rock Records.
 
MRR is pleased to showcase another full length track from the new album:
 
 
And now for something special from the guys:
 
Paul Laine & The Radio Sun Documentary - Parental Advisory - Aussie Humour! Checkout the light hearted video documentary of Paul Laine & The Radio Sun as they discuss initial contact, mixing & writing, learning the Paul Laine & Danger Danger material for Australian and American shows and the effects of 'skipping a drinks shout'. Learn more about it here :
 


 THE RADIO SUN Special Edition $15 + $5 Shipping Worldwide
 
 DEAL! ROYAL MESS & THE RADIO SUN Special Editions $30 + $2 Shipping Worldwide
 
The Heaven Or Heartbreak EPK:
 
 
LIMITED SPECIAL EDITION STILL AVAILABLE!
 
Check out the first single from the album - 'Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak'.
 
 
 
While we are at it - how about the full track list for the album? The regular edition sees 11 finely crafted, harmony driven melodic rock tracks, while the limited Special Edition will add 3 exclusive Bonus Tracks!
 
01. Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak (04:28)
02. Tell Me What You Want (03:35)
03. Dying Without Your Love (03:49)
04. Science Fiction Make Believe (04:22)
05. Hanging By A Thread (04:22)
06. Do You Remember Me? (03:41)
07. Walk Away (03:12)
08. Maybe (03:45)
09. You're The One (03:48)
10. Madness In The World (03.47)
11. One In A Million (05:07)
 
Special Edition Bonus Tracks:
12. I Might Lie (Andy Taylor cover)(Taylor, Jones) (4:25)
13. After The Rain (Nelson cover)(M. & G. Nelson, Tanner, Wilson) (3:54)
14. Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak (Acoustic Version) (4.21)
 
The Radio Sun:
Jason Old - Vocals & Guitars
Stevie Janevski - Guitars & Vocals
Robbie Erdmanis - Bass & Vocals
Ben Wignall - Drums, Keyboards & Vocals
 
Additional Musicians:
Paul Laine - Additional Backing Vocals & Keyboards
*Guitars On: "Dying Without Your Love"
Dual Lead Vocal On: "Science Fiction Make Believe".
Zakk Zedras - Guitar Solo On: "Hanging By A Thread"
 

Check out Wrong Things Righthttp://melodicrock.com/articles/showcase/2015/07/29/radio-sun-wrong-thin...

 
Tue
29
Sep

HELP SUPPORT MELODICROCK.COM

Release Year: 
2015
Monday, March 9, 2015
Categories: 
 
To run MelodicRock.com on a full time basis in this day and age does depend on the occasional support of readers.
 
If you feel inclined to offer a donation of any size, these are always hugely appreciated and go a long way. You can donate via Paypal link below.
 
 

 
- Alternatively - head on over to www.melodicrockdirect.com and grab any one of the MelodicRock Records releases and take advantage of several discount deals running currently.
 
- Or order any one of the new MRR titles out this month!
 
Many thanks for reading and to those that always support the MRR pre-orders and have donated in the past.
 
COMING UP:
 
October 28:
- Serpentine Sky
- MRCD13
 
November 20:
- A classic dose of Swedish melodic rock with a contemporary twist!
- A really special, catchy as hell album of contemporary stadium rock!
 
 
Wed
26
Aug

THE RADIO SUN Debut New Track From 'Heaven Or Heartbreak'

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records is super excited and very proud to announce the next chapter for melodic rock band THE RADIO SUNThe acclaimed Aussie band will release their sophomore record Heaven Or Heartbreak via MRR September 25.
 
Check it out now and please share! PRE-ORDERS available NOW!
 
 THE RADIO SUN Special Edition $15 + $5 Shipping Worldwide
 
 DEAL! ROYAL MESS & THE RADIO SUN Special Editions $30 + $2 Shipping Worldwide
 
 
Here's the brand new full length track to check out, featuring duet vocals from PAUL LAINE - Science Fiction.
 
 
 
The Heaven Or Heartbreak EPK:
 
 
LIMITED SPECIAL EDITION STILL AVAILABLE!
 
Check out the first single from the album - 'Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak'.
 
 
 
While we are at it - how about the full track list for the album? The regular edition sees 11 finely crafted, harmony driven melodic rock tracks, while the limited Special Edition will add 3 exclusive Bonus Tracks!
 
01. Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak (04:28)
02. Tell Me What You Want (03:35)
03. Dying Without Your Love (03:49)
04. Science Fiction Make Believe (04:22)
05. Hanging By A Thread (04:22)
06. Do You Remember Me? (03:41)
07. Walk Away (03:12)
08. Maybe (03:45)
09. You're The One (03:48)
10. Madness In The World (03.47)
11. One In A Million (05:07)
 
Special Edition Bonus Tracks:
12. I Might Lie (Andy Taylor cover)(Taylor, Jones) (4:25)
13. After The Rain (Nelson cover)(M. & G. Nelson, Tanner, Wilson) (3:54)
14. Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak (Acoustic Version) (4.21)
 
The Radio Sun:
Jason Old - Vocals & Guitars
Stevie Janevski - Guitars & Vocals
Robbie Erdmanis - Bass & Vocals
Ben Wignall - Drums, Keyboards & Vocals
 
Additional Musicians:
Paul Laine - Additional Backing Vocals & Keyboards
*Guitars On: "Dying Without Your Love"
Dual Lead Vocal On: "Science Fiction Make Believe".
Zakk Zedras - Guitar Solo On: "Hanging By A Thread"

 

 
Thu
20
Aug

MRR Double Deals - Limited Time Specials

Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records is offering 4 limited time special Double Deals on some recent titles. The deals are as follows:
 
SOUND OF ETERNITY & XTASY - both titles for $20 and FREE shipping.
 
 
 
 
PLATENS & VIOLET SUN - both titles for just $15 and FREE shipping.
 
 
 
 
TONK & TERRA NOVA - both titles for $20 and FREE shipping.
 
 
 
 
MRCD11 & MRCD12 - both titles for $20 and FREE shipping
 
 
 

 

 
Sat
08
Aug

THE RADIO SUN 'Heaven Or Heartbreak' Pre-Orders Open

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records is super excited and very proud to announce the next chapter for melodic rock band THE RADIO SUNThe acclaimed Aussie band will release their sophomore record Heaven Or Heartbreak via MRR September 25.
 
Check it out now and please share! PRE-ORDERS available NOW!
 
But first - the Heaven Or Heartbreak EPK:
 
 
 
 THE RADIO SUN Special Edition $15 + $5 Shipping Worldwide
 
 DEAL! ROYAL MESS & THE RADIO SUN Special Editions $30 + $2 Shipping Worldwide
 
SIGNED PRE-ORDERS SOLD OUT!
 
LIMITED SPECIAL EDITION STILL AVAILABLE!
 
Check out the first single from the album - 'Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak'.
 
 
 
While we are at it - how about the full track list for the album? The regular edition sees 11 finely crafted, harmony driven melodic rock tracks, while the limited Special Edition will add 3 exclusive Bonus Tracks!
 
01. Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak (04:28)
02. Tell Me What You Want (03:35)
03. Dying Without Your Love (03:49)
04. Science Fiction Make Believe (04:22)
05. Hanging By A Thread (04:22)
06. Do You Remember Me? (03:41)
07. Walk Away (03:12)
08. Maybe (03:45)
09. You're The One (03:48)
10. Madness In The World (03.47)
11. One In A Million (05:07)
 
Special Edition Bonus Tracks:
12. I Might Lie (Andy Taylor cover)(Taylor, Jones) (4:25)
13. After The Rain (Nelson cover)(M. & G. Nelson, Tanner, Wilson) (3:54)
14. Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak (Acoustic Version) (4.21)
 
The Radio Sun:
Jason Old - Vocals & Guitars
Stevie Janevski - Guitars & Vocals
Robbie Erdmanis - Bass & Vocals
Ben Wignall - Drums, Keyboards & Vocals
 
Additional Musicians:
Paul Laine - Additional Backing Vocals & Keyboards
*Guitars On: "Dying Without Your Love"
Dual Lead Vocal On: "Science Fiction Make Believe".
Zakk Zedras - Guitar Solo On: "Hanging By A Thread"
 
 
 

Once again, THE RADIO SUN have teamed with the great Paul Laine, who mixed the new album as well as co-writing three tracks and adding a special guest lead vocal on a song ‘Science Fiction Make Believe’.

Guitarist Stevie Janevski states enthusiastically; “The Heaven Or Heartbreak album title stands for our belief in melodic heavy rock. It’s our ‘heaven!’ We’ve grown as a band – and it would be our ‘heartbreak’ if this new album doesn’t extend our fanbase. All of us spent a lot of time on writing the songs and really believe it’s a good album with no fillers. We’re all really looking forward to getting out there and touring the album in as many parts of the world as possible”.
 
The Radio Sun debut album ‘Wrong Things Right’ was a top seller for MelodicRock Records and was well received by the press & public worldwide with favourable reviews in major scribes such as Classic Rock, Powerplay, Fireworks and Burrn! amongst others.
 
Two appearances at MelodicRockFest 3 & 4 in Chicago U.S.A. helped showcase The Radio Sun’s live experience with notable first class four part vocal harmonies (a standout on the new album) which impressed so much that Paul Laine asked the band to be his backing band for live shows in America and in Australia.
 
Heaven Or Heartbreak will be released in September in conjunction with Cargo Records UK and will also be available as a limited Special Edition direct from MelodicRock.com
 
The Special Edition bonus to include the band covering a few very special and much loved AOR classics!
 

 

 
Thu
06
Aug

CONSTANCIA Launch New Lyric Video For 'Live A Lie'

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
Final Curtain
Produced By: 
Janne Stark
Running Time: 
56.41
Release Date: 
July 10
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Melodic Hard Rock
Categories: 
IN STOCK NOW!
 
EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION WITH 3 BONUS TRACKS!
 
CONSTANCIA & VINDICTIV DISCOUNT DEAL EXTENDED!
 
MelodicRock Records released the brand new studio album from Swedish melodic hard rockers CONSTANCIA on July 10.
 
Their new album is ‘Final Curtain’, which is the long awaited sequel to the first album ‘Lost And Gone’ (Frontiers/King Records, 2009).
 
NEW lyric video for the song Live A Lie!
 

 
ORDER for VINDICTIV and CONSTANCIA now! BOTH releases available as limited Special Edition versions.
 
Special Edition Track Listing (Featuring 3 exclusive bonus tracls! Limited Edition):
01. Don't Tread On My Heart
02. Spectres
03. Way To Life
04. Live A Lie
05. Hang Tough
06. Lucidia
07. Hold On My Heart
08. Greyhound Therapy
09. Lies Within Lies
(Bonus Track)
10. Little Fighter
11. In Your Eyes
12. Final Curtain
13. Wake Up Dreaming
(Bonus Track)
14. Trail Of Tears (Bonus Track)(Feat. Michael Mueller-Jaded Heart)
 
 
 CONSTANCIA 'Final Curtain' Special Edition $15 + $5 Shipping Worldwide

 DEAL! VINDICTIV & CONSTANCIA Special Editions $30 + $2 Shipping Worldwide

 

Another full track from the album, the great melodic hard rocker 'Hold On My Heart'

 
 
Don’t Tread:
 

 
Once again, following the fantastic reception to the ROOM EXPERIENCE Special Edition, the CONSTANCIA’s ‘Final Curtain’ release will also be available direct from MRR as a Special Edition limited release – again featuring three exclusive bonus tracks!
 
Another July 10 release from MRR is set to be announced and then details of pre-orders will be made available.
 
CONSTANCIA is:
David Fremberg: vocals (Andromeda)
Janne Stark: guitar (Grand Design, Overdrive, Locomotive Breath)
Mikael Rosengren: keyboards (Token, Scudiero)
Linus Abrahamsson: bass (Andromeda)
TrumPeter Svensson: drums (Faith, Mercy, Locomotive Breath)
 
 
CONSTANCIA ‘Final Curtain’ is out now via MelodicRock Records.
 

 

 
Fri
31
Jul

THE RADIO SUN Debut First Track From 'Heaven Or Heartbreak' Album

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records is super excited and very proud to announce the next chapter for melodic rock band THE RADIO SUN.
 
The acclaimed Aussie band will release their sophomore record Heaven Or Heartbreak via MRR September 25.
 
It's time to deliver the first single from the album - 'Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak'.
 
Check it out now and please share! PRE-ORDERS available next week!
 
 
 
While we are at it - how about the full track list for the album? The regular edition sees 11 finely crafted, harmony driven melodic rock tracks, while the limited Special Edition will add 3 exclusive Bonus Tracks!
 
01. Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak (04:28)
02. Tell Me What You Want (03:35)
03. Dying Without Your Love (03:49)
04. Science Fiction Make Believe (04:22)
05. Hanging By A Thread (04:22)
06. Do You Remember Me? (03:41)
07. Walk Away (03:12)
08. Maybe (03:45)
09. You're The One (03:48)
10. Madness In The World (03.47)
11. One In A Million (05:07)
 
Special Edition Bonus Tracks:
12. I Might Lie (Andy Taylor cover)(Taylor, Jones) (4:25)
13. After The Rain (Nelson cover)(M. & G. Nelson, Tanner, Wilson) (3:54)
14. Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak (Acoustic Version) (4.21)
 
The Radio Sun:
Jason Old - Vocals & Guitars
Stevie Janevski - Guitars & Vocals
Robbie Erdmanis - Bass & Vocals
Ben Wignall - Drums & Keyboards
 
Additional Musicians:
Paul Laine - Additional Backing Vocals & Keyboards
*Guitars On: "Dying Without Your Love"
Dual Lead Vocal On: "Science Fiction Make Believe".
Zakk Zedras - Guitar Solo On: "Hanging By A Thread"
 
 
 

Once again, THE RADIO SUN have teamed with the great Paul Laine, who mixed the new album as well as co-writing three tracks and adding a special guest lead vocal on a song ‘Science Fiction Make Believe’.

Guitarist Stevie Janevski states enthusiastically; “The Heaven Or Heartbreak album title stands for our belief in melodic heavy rock. It’s our ‘heaven!’ We’ve grown as a band – and it would be our ‘heartbreak’ if this new album doesn’t extend our fanbase. All of us spent a lot of time on writing the songs and really believe it’s a good album with no fillers. We’re all really looking forward to getting out there and touring the album in as many parts of the world as possible”.
 
The Radio Sun debut album ‘Wrong Things Right’ was a top seller for MelodicRock Records and was well received by the press & public worldwide with favourable reviews in major scribes such as Classic Rock, Powerplay, Fireworks and Burrn! amongst others.
 
Two appearances at MelodicRockFest 3 & 4 in Chicago U.S.A. helped showcase The Radio Sun’s live experience with notable first class four part vocal harmonies (a standout on the new album) which impressed so much that Paul Laine asked the band to be his backing band for live shows in America and in Australia.
 
Heaven Or Heartbreak will be released in September in conjunction with Cargo Records UK and will also be available as a limited Special Edition direct from MelodicRock.com
 
The Special Edition bonus to include the band covering a few very special and much loved AOR classics!
 
 
 
 
Wed
29
Jul

THE RADIO SUN - Wrong Things Right (Showcase)

Artist: 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Wrong Things Right
Produced By: 
The Radio Sun, Paul Laine
Release Date: 
Out Now
Released: 
AU
Genre: 
Melodic Rock, Power Pop
Categories: 

BACK IN STOCK - GET READY FOR The Radio Sun's UPCOMING ALBUM 'Heaven And Heartbreak'

The Radio Sun - Wrong Things Right (MRR020)
$15 + $5 airmail shipping worldwide.

OR ORDER WITH OTHER TITLES VIA - MELODIC ROCK DIRECT -
 

Australia's The Radio Sun have been very busy since they formed in 2012. With past members from the excellent Square One and some of Melbourne's best local musos, The Radio Sun are about catchy rocking songs with an emphasis on layered vocal harmonies somewhere in between Rick Springfield, Nelson, Firehouse and The Marvelous 3.

After locking in Paul Laine (solo, Danger Danger, Shugaazer) to mix the band's debut album in 2013, The Radio Sun impressed so much that Paul Laine asked the guys to be his backing band on his recent tour downunder. The Radio Sun will also do double duty at next year's MelodicRockFest 4 by again being a part of the Paul Laine band and then performing the very next day in their own showcase set. Things are definitely looking up for the boys from downunder with their debut album Wrong Things Right to be released through MelodicRockRecords May 19.

The album cover and CD package was crafted by the always awesome Swedish artist Monowasp.

WebLinks: www.facebook.com/theradiosun / www.melodicrockrecords.com.

"The Radio Sun debut album 'Wrong Things Right' has that 'feel good' sound with a focus on catchy choruses, big vocal harmonies and rokken guitars" ~ guitarist - Stevie Janevski.

 
Mon
27
Jul

ROOM EXPERIENCE - Room Experience (Special Edition) (Showcase)

Friday, May 22, 2015
Room Experience
Produced By: 
Davide "Dave Rox" Barbieri & Pierpaolo "Zorro11" Monti
Running Time: 
64.27
Release Date: 
May 22
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Melodic Rock / AOR
Categories: 
 
OUT NOW!
ROOM EXPERIENCE
 
 
Yes, the limited edition version of the debut Room Experience​ album is all gone.
Thanks for the fantastic support from everyone that ordered this (last orders going out tomorrow), and to Gianluca Firmo Quello Vero​ for showing faith in a small label like mine.
 
Copies of the regular version are easily found at the likes of www.aorheaven.com / www.nehrecords.com and other fabulous melodic retailers.
Distribution via Cargo Records for wholesale orders.

 

REGULAR EDITION - LIMITED STOCK AVAILABLE DIRECT FROM MELODICROCK:
 

 
 
 
ROOM EXPERIENCE’s self-titled debut is truly going to be an experience for fans of high-class European AOR and melodic rock!
This is perhaps the most star-studded MRR release yet.
 
REGULAR EDITION TRACK LISTING:
 
01. Shock Me
02. Tomorrow Came
03. Run To You
04. Queen Of Every Heart
05. Another Day Without You
06. One Way Out
07. The Only Truth
08. Not Time Yet For A Lullaby
09. Rainbow In The Rain
10. No Sign Of Summer
11. Only Goodnight (Gianluca Lead Vocal)
 
 
The opening track from the album "Shock Me" - please check out below.
 
 
ROOM EXPERIENCE is:
 
David Readman (Pink Cream 69, Voodoo Circle) - Lead & Backing Vocals
Gianluca Firmo - Keyboards, Backing Vocals & Lead Vocals on "Only Goodnight"
Davide "Dave Rox" Barbieri (Wheels Of Fire, Charming Grace) - Keyboards, Acoustic & Electric Piano, Acoustic & Rhythm Guitars, Backing Vocals
Pierpaolo "Zorro11" Monti (Shining Line, Charming Grace, Lionville) - Drums & Percussion
Amos Monti (Shining Line, Charming Grace, Lionville) - Bass
Steve De Biasi (Gunshy, Charming Grace) - Guitars
 
 
But that’s not all… Making special guest appearances are:
 
Alessandro Del Vecchio (Revolution Saints, L.R.S, Three Lions, Shining Line) - Hammond on “Rainbow In The Rain"
Ivan Gonzalez (Secret, 91 Suite) - Guitars on "Another Day Without You", "No Sign of Summer" & "Tomorrow’s Came"
Sven Larsson (Street Talk, Fergie Frederiksen, Lionville, Charming Grace) - Guitars on "The Only Truth"
Stefano Zeni (Wheels Of Fire, Charming Grace) - Guitars on "Queen Of Every Heart"
Boris Matakovic (Human Zoo, Charming Grace) - Sax on "Tomorrows Came"
Elena Aurë (Charming Grace) - Backing Vocals on "Rainbow in the Rain" & "Tomorrows Came"
 
ROOM EXPERIENCE will release their debut album “Room Experience” via MelodicRock Records/Cargo Distribution on May 22.
 
For those fans of Lionville, Shining Line, David Readman (solo), Charming Grace and Street Talk comes the debut AOR masterpiece ROOM EXPERIENCE!
 
Check out a full track from the album: “Tomorrow Came”
 

 
On May 22 Room Experience will be finally released worldwide through Melodic Rock Records, with artwork and graphics provided by Antonella Astori (Charming Grace).
The key is in the hole and turning... the doors are about to unlock: are you ready for the "Room Experience"?
 
 
 
 
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20
Jul

THE RADIO SUN Reveal 'Heaven Or Heartbreak' Artwork

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Friday, September 25, 2015
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MelodicRock Records is super excited and very proud to announce the next chapter for melodic rock band THE RADIO SUN.
 
The acclaimed Aussie band will release their sophomore record Heaven Or Heartbreak via MRR September 25.
 
We are pleased to publish the terrific cover art, once again done by the great Carl Blekkmarkhttps://www.facebook.com/blekkmark
 
Stay tuned for album details and your first audio preview!
 
 

Once again, THE RADIO SUN have teamed with the great Paul Laine, who mixed the new album as well as co-writing three tracks and adding a special guest lead vocal on a song ‘Science Fiction Make Believe’.

Guitarist Stevie Janevski states enthusiastically; “The Heaven Or Heartbreak album title stands for our belief in melodic heavy rock. It’s our ‘heaven!’ We’ve grown as a band – and it would be our ‘heartbreak’ if this new album doesn’t extend our fanbase. All of us spent a lot of time on writing the songs and really believe it’s a good album with no fillers. We’re all really looking forward to getting out there and touring the album in as many parts of the world as possible”.
 
The Radio Sun debut album ‘Wrong Things Right’ was a top seller for MelodicRock Records and was well received by the press & public worldwide with favourable reviews in major scribes such as Classic Rock, Powerplay, Fireworks and Burrn! amongst others.
 
Two appearances at MelodicRockFest 3 & 4 in Chicago U.S.A. helped showcase The Radio Sun’s live experience with notable first class four part vocal harmonies (a standout on the new album) which impressed so much that Paul Laine asked the band to be his backing band for live shows in America and in Australia.
 
Heaven Or Heartbreak will be released in September in conjunction with Cargo Records UK and will also be available as a limited Special Edition direct from MelodicRock.com
 
The Special Edition bonus to include the band covering a few very special and much loved AOR classics!
 
 
 
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09
Jul

CONSTANCIA - "Hang Tough" Video Premiere

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Release Year: 
2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
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STOCK ARIVES THIS WEEK FOR THE EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION WITH 3 BONUS TRACKS!
AND LAST CHANCE FOR SPECIAL PRE-ORDER DEAL
 
MelodicRock Records will release the brand new studio album from Swedish melodic hard rockers CONSTANCIA on July 10.
 
Today we would like to premiere the first video from the album "Hang Tough".
 

 
PRE-ORDER for VINDICTIV and CONSTANCIA - BOTH releases available as limited Special Edition versions.
 
Special Edition Track Listing (Featuring 3 exclusive bonus tracls! Limited Edition):
01. Don't Tread On My Heart
02. Spectres
03. Way To Life
04. Live A Lie
05. Hang Tough
06. Lucidia
07. Hold On My Heart
08. Greyhound Therapy
09. Lies Within Lies
(Bonus Track)
10. Little Fighter
11. In Your Eyes
12. Final Curtain
13. Wake Up Dreaming
(Bonus Track)
14. Trail Of Tears (Bonus Track)(Feat. Michael Mueller-Jaded Heart)
 
 
 CONSTANCIA 'Final Curtain' Special Edition $15 + $5 Shipping Worldwide

 DEAL! VINDICTIV & CONSTANCIA Special Editions $30 + $2 Shipping Worldwide

 

MelodicRock Records is excited to launch another full track preview of the coming album, with the great melodic hard rocker 'Hold On My Heart'

 
 
Don’t Tread:
 

 
STOCK ARRIVES FRIDAY FOR PRE-ORDERS - ALL SHIPPING OUT MONDAY.
 
CONSTANCIA is:
David Fremberg: vocals (Andromeda)
Janne Stark: guitar (Grand Design, Overdrive, Locomotive Breath)
Mikael Rosengren: keyboards (Token, Scudiero)
Linus Abrahamsson: bass (Andromeda)
TrumPeter Svensson: drums (Faith, Mercy, Locomotive Breath)
 
 

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