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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"?
 
 
 
 
Mon
20
Jul

THE RADIO SUN Reveal 'Heaven Or Heartbreak' Artwork

Artist: 
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.
 
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!
 
 
 
Thu
09
Jul

CONSTANCIA - "Hang Tough" Video Premiere

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
Categories: 
 
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)
 
 
Mon
06
Jul

CONSTANCIA - Final Curtain (Showcase)

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: 
 
SPECIAL EDITION LIMITED STOCK STILL AVAILABLE.
 
MelodicRock Records will release the brand new studio album from Swedish melodic hard rockers CONSTANCIA.
 
Their new album is ‘Final Curtain’, which is the long awaited sequel to the first album ‘Lost And Gone’ (Frontiers/King Records, 2009).
 
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

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:
 

 
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)
 
 
Press comments for the first album 'Lost And Gone' (Frontiers/King Records 2009):
 
Classic Rock - 8/10 - “Class like this doesn’t come along too often”
Powerplay - “Climb up a mountain, rip out a guitar solo and remember that bands like Constancia are here to make rock music fun again”.
Fireworks - “…”Lost and Gone” is up there with the best of them”
Festivalfoto - 5/5 - “This is Top 3 of 2009”
Rock realms - 85/100
Rock Hard - 8/10
Rock It - 8/10
Spark - 4,5/5
Aardshock - 80/100
Scream - 4/5
Heavy Magazine - 9/10
 
History:
 
It all started in 2007, as the brainchild of former Scudiero/Token keyboard player Mikael Rosengren. He had written a bunch of songs that he wanted to record. He got in touch with guitarist Janne Stark (Overdrive, Grand Design, Locomotive Breath etc) and asked him to lay down some guitars. Janne loved the songs and got more and more involved in the process, and the seeds of Constancia were sown.
 
They now felt it was time to get a full band together. Janne contacted drummer Peter “TrumPeter” Svensson (ex-Mercy, Faith), with whom he had worked in Overheat, Locomotive Breath and Mountain of Power. Mikael drafted Jaded Heart bassist Michael Mueller, and they tried out various vocalists before finding David Fremberg. David is also fronting progressive rockers Andromeda and had also worked with Janne on his first Mountain Of Power album. They overcame the vast geographical distances, with Mueller living in Germany, and the debut album “Lost And Gone” saw the light of day in July 2009. The producer, Fredrik Folkare (Unleashed, Token, Eclipse), was carefully selected after the band had received outstanding test mixes from great people like Beau Hill, Pontus Norgren and Pelle Saether. Fredrik was just right for the band’s “melogressive” metal (melodic, yet a bit aggressive and a touch progressive). The album received rave reviews in magazines like Classic Rock, Rock Hard, PowerPlay, Fireworks and Rock It.
 
The geographical distances however made it difficult for the band to get a good live situation going.
 
In 2013 the work process for the band’s second album started. Since Michael Mueller was busy with other musical projects the band had to find a new bass player. Janne, David and drummer Peter are from the same region, and they figured getting a bass player from that region would be a good idea. Why not someone they already knew? Enter Linus Brahamson, also a member of Andromeda. Instead of rushing out a new album, the band let the process take some time and the band spent 2013 and most part of 2014 working on the songs, recording and mixing. The way the song-writing process goes is: Mikael writes the basic structure of the song with some vocal and lyrical ideas, then sends it to Janne, who pitches in with some additional ideas, arrangements, melodies and lyrics. David then adds some of his vocal melodies. This time the production was also kept under the Constancia umbrella. Since David is working as a producer, why not let him do it? This was a very smart plan, since David already had a lot of great production ideas.
 
Final Curtain? Is this the end? No way! The title track is about the end of a life but also that there may be something new and exciting behind that final curtain. A lot of the lyrical themes on the album reflect things and thoughts of everyday life such as not being true to yourself, political hypocrisy, the birth of a child, long bus rides with people not of your choice, love and the fascination of fear.
 
CONSTANCIA ‘Final Curtain’ is released via MelodicRock Records on July 10.
 

 

 
Mon
08
Jun

CONSTANCIA 'Final Curtain' out July 10; Sample New Full Length Track

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records will release 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).
 
PRE-ORDER for VINDICTIV and CONSTANCIA starting this week. BOTH releases available as limited Special Edition versions.
 
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:
 

 
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)
 
 
Press comments for the first album 'Lost And Gone' (Frontiers/King Records 2009):
 
Classic Rock - 8/10 - “Class like this doesn’t come along too often”
Powerplay - “Climb up a mountain, rip out a guitar solo and remember that bands like Constancia are here to make rock music fun again”.
Fireworks - “…”Lost and Gone” is up there with the best of them”
Festivalfoto - 5/5 - “This is Top 3 of 2009”
Rock realms - 85/100
Rock Hard - 8/10
Rock It - 8/10
Spark - 4,5/5
Aardshock - 80/100
Scream - 4/5
Heavy Magazine - 9/10
 
History:
 
It all started in 2007, as the brainchild of former Scudiero/Token keyboard player Mikael Rosengren. He had written a bunch of songs that he wanted to record. He got in touch with guitarist Janne Stark (Overdrive, Grand Design, Locomotive Breath etc) and asked him to lay down some guitars. Janne loved the songs and got more and more involved in the process, and the seeds of Constancia were sown.
 
They now felt it was time to get a full band together. Janne contacted drummer Peter “TrumPeter” Svensson (ex-Mercy, Faith), with whom he had worked in Overheat, Locomotive Breath and Mountain of Power. Mikael drafted Jaded Heart bassist Michael Mueller, and they tried out various vocalists before finding David Fremberg. David is also fronting progressive rockers Andromeda and had also worked with Janne on his first Mountain Of Power album. They overcame the vast geographical distances, with Mueller living in Germany, and the debut album “Lost And Gone” saw the light of day in July 2009. The producer, Fredrik Folkare (Unleashed, Token, Eclipse), was carefully selected after the band had received outstanding test mixes from great people like Beau Hill, Pontus Norgren and Pelle Saether. Fredrik was just right for the band’s “melogressive” metal (melodic, yet a bit aggressive and a touch progressive). The album received rave reviews in magazines like Classic Rock, Rock Hard, PowerPlay, Fireworks and Rock It.
 
The geographical distances however made it difficult for the band to get a good live situation going.
 
In 2013 the work process for the band’s second album started. Since Michael Mueller was busy with other musical projects the band had to find a new bass player. Janne, David and drummer Peter are from the same region, and they figured getting a bass player from that region would be a good idea. Why not someone they already knew? Enter Linus Brahamson, also a member of Andromeda. Instead of rushing out a new album, the band let the process take some time and the band spent 2013 and most part of 2014 working on the songs, recording and mixing. The way the song-writing process goes is: Mikael writes the basic structure of the song with some vocal and lyrical ideas, then sends it to Janne, who pitches in with some additional ideas, arrangements, melodies and lyrics. David then adds some of his vocal melodies. This time the production was also kept under the Constancia umbrella. Since David is working as a producer, why not let him do it? This was a very smart plan, since David already had a lot of great production ideas.
 
Final Curtain? Is this the end? No way! The title track is about the end of a life but also that there may be something new and exciting behind that final curtain. A lot of the lyrical themes on the album reflect things and thoughts of everyday life such as not being true to yourself, political hypocrisy, the birth of a child, long bus rides with people not of your choice, love and the fascination of fear.
 
CONSTANCIA ‘Final Curtain’ is released via MelodicRock Records on July 10.
 

 

 
Mon
01
Jun

THE RADIO SUN Continue Partnership with MRR For 'Heaven Or Heartbreak'

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
RELEASE MONTH: 
09
Tuesday, September 1, 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 in September.
 
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
20
May

CONSTANCIA Unveil 'Final Curtain' via MelodicRock Records July 10

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records will release the brand new studio album from Swedish melodic hard rockers CONSTANCIA on July 10.
 
The powerhouse band was formed in 2007, as the brainchild of former Scudiero/Token keyboard player Mikael Rosengren. He had written a bunch of songs that he wanted to record. He got in touch with guitarist Janne Stark (Overdrive, Grand Design, Locomotive Breath etc) and asked him to lay down some guitars. Janne loved the songs and got more and more involved in the process, and the seeds of Constancia were sown.
 
Their new album is ‘Final Curtain’, which is the long awaited sequel to the first album ‘Lost And Gone’ (Frontiers/King Records, 2009).
MelodicRock Records is excited to launch a full track preview of the coming album, with the opening track Don’t Tread available below:
 

 
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)
 
 
Press comments for the first album 'Lost And Gone' (Frontiers/King Records 2009):
 
Classic Rock - 8/10 - “Class like this doesn’t come along too often”
Powerplay - “Climb up a mountain, rip out a guitar solo and remember that bands like Constancia are here to make rock music fun again”.
Fireworks - “…”Lost and Gone” is up there with the best of them”
Festivalfoto - 5/5 - “This is Top 3 of 2009”
Rock realms - 85/100
Rock Hard - 8/10
Rock It - 8/10
Spark - 4,5/5
Aardshock - 80/100
Scream - 4/5
Heavy Magazine - 9/10
 
History:
 
It all started in 2007, as the brainchild of former Scudiero/Token keyboard player Mikael Rosengren. He had written a bunch of songs that he wanted to record. He got in touch with guitarist Janne Stark (Overdrive, Grand Design, Locomotive Breath etc) and asked him to lay down some guitars. Janne loved the songs and got more and more involved in the process, and the seeds of Constancia were sown.
 
They now felt it was time to get a full band together. Janne contacted drummer Peter “TrumPeter” Svensson (ex-Mercy, Faith), with whom he had worked in Overheat, Locomotive Breath and Mountain of Power. Mikael drafted Jaded Heart bassist Michael Mueller, and they tried out various vocalists before finding David Fremberg. David is also fronting progressive rockers Andromeda and had also worked with Janne on his first Mountain Of Power album. They overcame the vast geographical distances, with Mueller living in Germany, and the debut album “Lost And Gone” saw the light of day in July 2009. The producer, Fredrik Folkare (Unleashed, Token, Eclipse), was carefully selected after the band had received outstanding test mixes from great people like Beau Hill, Pontus Norgren and Pelle Saether. Fredrik was just right for the band’s “melogressive” metal (melodic, yet a bit aggressive and a touch progressive). The album received rave reviews in magazines like Classic Rock, Rock Hard, PowerPlay, Fireworks and Rock It.
 
The geographical distances however made it difficult for the band to get a good live situation going.
 
In 2013 the work process for the band’s second album started. Since Michael Mueller was busy with other musical projects the band had to find a new bass player. Janne, David and drummer Peter are from the same region, and they figured getting a bass player from that region would be a good idea. Why not someone they already knew? Enter Linus Brahamson, also a member of Andromeda. Instead of rushing out a new album, the band let the process take some time and the band spent 2013 and most part of 2014 working on the songs, recording and mixing. The way the song-writing process goes is: Mikael writes the basic structure of the song with some vocal and lyrical ideas, then sends it to Janne, who pitches in with some additional ideas, arrangements, melodies and lyrics. David then adds some of his vocal melodies. This time the production was also kept under the Constancia umbrella. Since David is working as a producer, why not let him do it? This was a very smart plan, since David already had a lot of great production ideas.
 
Final Curtain? Is this the end? No way! The title track is about the end of a life but also that there may be something new and exciting behind that final curtain. A lot of the lyrical themes on the album reflect things and thoughts of everyday life such as not being true to yourself, political hypocrisy, the birth of a child, long bus rides with people not of your choice, love and the fascination of fear.
 
CONSTANCIA ‘Final Curtain’ is released via MelodicRock Records on July 10.
 

 

 
Fri
10
Apr

Cover Art & New Track From ROOM EXPERIENCE Debut Announced

Friday, May 22, 2015
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records has been bringing new and fresh talent to the fore for several years now and is proud to announce signing yet another high-class new artist to the label’s roster.
 
Please welcome ROOM EXPERIENCE to the MRR family.
 
For the first time, MelodicRock Records will be offering something special and exclusive for this release.
For those tired of those deluxe/special editions appearing months after the original release – this is for you!
 
Available exclusively via MelodicRock.com pre-orders will be a very limited ROOM EXPERIENCE Special Edition CD featuring exclusive bonus tracks and an exclusive variation on the regular release cover art.
 
Pre-orders will be available right here from Wednesday April 15.
 
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.
 
The track listing and cover art for the regular edition is:
 
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
 
 
It is time to unveil 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"?
 
 
Tue
31
Mar

ROOM EXPERIENCE Debut Out on MelodicRock Records May 22

Friday, May 22, 2015
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records has been bringing new and fresh talent to the fore for several years now and is proud to announce signing yet another high-class new artist to the label’s roster.
 
Please welcome ROOM EXPERIENCE to the MRR family.
 
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.
 
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 the first time, MelodicRock Records will be offering something special and exclusive for this release.
For those tired of those deluxe/special editions appearing months after the original release – this is for you!
 
Available exclusively via MelodicRock.com pre-orders will be a very limited ROOM EXPERIENCE Special Edition CD featuring exclusive bonus tracks and an exclusive variation on the regular release cover art.
Pre-orders will be available right here very soon.
 
For those fans of Lionville, Shining Line, David Readman (solo), Charming Grace and Street Talk comes the debut AOR masterpiece ROOM EXPERIENCE!
 
Time right now to check out a full track from the album: “Tomorrow Came”
 

 
History:
 
Born in Brescia in the early seventies, Italian keyboard-player and songwriter Gianluca Firmo begun to develop his love for melodic rock music during the eighties, following chart-breakers like Bon Jovi, Europe, Bryan Adams and many others.
 
It didn't take too long before Gianluca felt the need to lay his hands on his keyboard and start writing some original music, spending entire days and nights inside his room to try to capture the magic coming from the legendary melodies present in the albums of his personal idols in music.
 
After more than two decades of passionate love for the melodic rock world and way more than 100 songs written, he decided that it was time to collect some of them in a professional recording, an idea that took place in late 2013 when he approached Davide "Dave Rox" Barbieri (Wheels Of Fire, Charming Grace) and Pierpaolo "Zorro11" Monti (Shining Line, Charming Grace, Lionville) asking them to produce his debut album.
 
The synergy was immediately strong from the first meeting, so in January of 2014 they started arranging the first songs of what would have become an international high-profile melodic rock project, named "Room Experience" to pay tribute to the endless hours that Gianluca spent at home, writing all those tunes.
 
With a songwriting spectrum able to cover a wide range of melodic rock styles and influences coming from classic AOR to more up-to-date melodic hard-rock, a powerhouse and versatile vocalist was needed. Extraordinary British singer David Readman (Pink Cream 69, Solo, Voodoo Circle) was officially approached to perform all the songs of the project, introduced to the trio by a common friend: the international star producer Alessandro Del Vecchio (Revolution Saints, Hardline, Edge Of Forever, Shining Line).
 
With a production team ready to work and a superstar singer waiting to give his best in every single song of the album, a line-up of skilled musicians was needed in order to carry songs to completion, so guitar player Steve De Biasi (Gunshy, Charming Grace) and bass player Amos Monti (Shining Line, Charming Grace, Lionville) were recruited to build a solid instrumental backbone, which was completed by a huge list of talented artists that joined them in the making of Room Experience: Iván González (Secret, 91 Suite), Sven Larsson (Street Talk, Fergie Frederiksen, Charming Grace), Stefano Zeni (Wheels Of Fire), Boris Matakovic (Human Zoo), Andrea Gipponi (Enrico Ruggeri), Aurë (Charming Grace), Minna Ora (The Electric Lady) & Nicoletta Tona.
 
In December 2014 recording sessions ended and Alessandro Del Vecchio gave his final magic touch to the album in his Ivorytears Music Studio in Somma Lombardo (Va, Italy), taking care of mixing and mastering to deliver a bombastic melodic rock release ready to reach for the passion of all the fans of the genre, all over the world.
 
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"?
 
 
Mon
09
Mar

SUPPORT MELODICROCK.COM AND MELODICROCK RECORDS

Monday, March 9, 2015
Categories: 
I’m proud to continue running MelodicRock.com and bringing fans of great music all the news possible on their favourite new and old artists. I've been at this an unbelievable 18+ years now.
 
It’s been a big year already and I have about 50 album reviews demanding to be written, so stand by.
I haven’t forgotten about the 2014 MelRock Awards either and will post those ASAP!
 
This is probably the toughest business to be in anywhere in the world right now  and artists and business across the spectrum continue to have to fight to stay alive.
 
I have no intention of going anywhere, but to run MelodicRock.com on a full time basis in this day and age does depend on the support of readers, so from time to time I do like to remind folks of the many ways they can support this site and the scene in general:
 
- If you feel inclined to offer a donation of any size, those are always hugely appreciated and go a long way. You can donate via Paypal link below.
 

 
- 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.
 
 
- Preorder any one of the new MRR titles out this month!
 
 
- Join the MelodicRock Xtra Members Area for some cool offers, exclusives and downloads.
 

 
 
 
Many thanks for reading and to those that always support the MRR pre-orders and have donated in the past.
 
Lots still to come – including two incredible albums from MRR in May!
 
 
Mon
02
Mar

EMPIRES OF EDEN - Architect Of Hope (Showcase)

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

 

Buy 2 or more and pay just $5 shipping!

 

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

 

 

 
Tue
10
Feb

TERRA NOVA - Reinvent Yourself (Showcase)

Artist: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Reinvent Yourself
Produced By: 
Fred Hendrix
Running Time: 
42.54
Release Date: 
March 23
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
AOR
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records is very excited to announce another great addition to our roster of releases.
 
Dutch melodic rock/AOR band TERRA NOVA are set to deliver their pomptastic new album 'Reinvent Yourself' on March 23.
 
TERRA NOVA
"Reinvent Yourself"
OUT NOW!
$15 + $5 shipping (airmail worldwide)
 
 
 

 

Buy 2 or more and pay just $5 shipping!

 

 
 
ORDER NOW!
 
Reinvent Yourself is the 6th studio album of the Dutch band Terra Nova. In 1996 their highly acclaimed debut album Livin´ It Up was launched. After that the albums Break Away in 1997 and Make My Day in 1999 followed.
 
After the first three albums the band had to split up due to a conflict with their Dutch record company.
Fred, Ron and Gesuino continued under the name Aquila and released two albums: Say Yeah 2001 and Man With A Mission 2004.
 
In 2004 the band was free from their contractual obligations towards their Dutch record company and signed a record deal with Frontiers Records.
 
The first album after their break was Escape released 2005 followed by the album Come Alive 2010.
 
In 2007 Fred, Ron, Gesuino and two woman: Esther Brouns and Anita Craenmehr got together as Two Of A Kind and released a superb album Two Of A Kind.
 
End of 2013 the Reinvent Yourself album was written by Fred and recorded and mixed during 2014. During 2014 the band and their record label Frontiers had different views on which direction the album should take. This resulted in Terra Nova moving on with their album without a record company.
 
In 2015 Terra Nova was signed by Melodic Rock Records for the world and King Records for Japan.
 
The album Reinvent Yourself is about trying to improve yourself over and over again. It´s a process of finding a better version of yourself. Trying to take it to the highest level.
 
 
 

 

 
Fri
06
Feb

TERRA NOVA 'Reinvent Yourself' On MelodicRock Records March 23

Artist: 
Monday, March 23, 2015
Categories: 
MelodicRock Records is very excited to announce another great addition to our roster of releases.
 
Dutch melodic rock/AOR band TERRA NOVA are set to deliver their pomptastic new album 'Reinvent Yourself' on March 23.
 
Pre-orders will be available Monday along with the other two new label signings TONK and EMPIRES OF EDEN.
 
Right now, please check out 3 tracks from 'Reinvent Yourself', showcasing the band's instantly likable unique AOR style.
 
 
 
Reinvent Yourself is the 6th studio album of the Dutch band Terra Nova. In 1996 their highly acclaimed debut album Livin´ It Up was launched. After that the albums Break Away in 1997 and Make My Day in 1999 followed.
 
After the first three albums the band had to split up due to a conflict with their Dutch record company.
Fred, Ron and Gesuino continued under the name Aquila and released two albums: Say Yeah 2001 and Man With A Mission 2004.
 
In 2004 the band was free from their contractual obligations towards their Dutch record company and signed a record deal with Frontiers Records.
 
The first album after their break was Escape released 2005 followed by the album Come Alive 2010.
 
In 2007 Fred, Ron, Gesuino and two woman: Esther Brouns and Anita Craenmehr got together as Two Of A Kind and released a superb album Two Of A Kind.
 
End of 2013 the Reinvent Yourself album was written by Fred and recorded and mixed during 2014. During 2014 the band and their record label Frontiers had different views on which direction the album should take. This resulted in Terra Nova moving on with their album without a record company.
 
In 2015 Terra Nova was signed by Melodic Rock Records for the world and King Records for Japan.
 
The album Reinvent Yourself is about trying to improve yourself over and over again. It´s a process of finding a better version of yourself . Trying to take it to the highest level.
 
 

 

 
Sat
31
Jan

MelodicRock Records Signs Aussie Rockers TONK

Artist: 
Monday, March 9, 2015
Categories: 
TONK "Ruby Voodoo" is set for release on MelodicRock Records MARCH 9. Stay tuned for soundbytes and pre-order links.
 
Please welcome Aussie hard rockers TONK to the MelodicRock Records family. 

TONK have recorded a fantastic old-school hard rock record with famed producer Nick Didier (Velvet Revolver, Stone Temple Pilots, RATM, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen). It sounds authentic, because it is authentic!
 
Check out 2 preview tracks right now: www.melodicrock.com/audio/MRR%20-%20Mystery%20Signing.mp3

 
TONK hail from Canberra Australia. And like the Aussie legends before them, this hard-rock quintet just want to have a great time delivering their own brand of hard gritty tunes... 
Screaming vocals, ripping guitars and bombastic drums leave nothing left for the faint hearted.



You'll love the experience of course, whether it's your first time or you are a longstanding Tonkist, wherever you come across them, when Jinks, Steve, Ben, Matt and Mikey get in a room together, hard rockin' sparks fly!!!

The music of Tonk may be of the classic ilk, but its unapologetic affection for old-school rock makes it infectious.


Tonk's debut album, Sister Switchblade was released on November 2007 to worldwide critical acclaim,

scoring the band world-wide radio airplay, a distribution deal with Modern Music/SONY BMG, a US licensing deal (Undercover Tracks), 

TV syncs and countless articles in local and international online and print media.



In September 2012, Tonk were invited and accepted to be included on a French Aussie compilation CD 'Rock Des Antipodes' by French label Bad Reputation.

Coming in at track 5, alongside the likes of Baby Animals, Jet, The Vines, Airbourne, Masters Apprentices, Dallas Crane and others.

Tonk were also involved in an international furore when it was found that FOX networks 'How I Met Your Mother' 

TV series had recorded and used their song 'Golden Girl' without permission on two separate occasions prompting the band to pursue remuneration and correction of the aired broadcast sheets. 


www.abc.net.au/news/2012-03-15/how-fox-stole-our-song2c-aussie-band-tells/3892612
 
Tonk have toured and played alongside: Airbourne, Helmet (USA), The Screaming Jets, Jimmy Barnes, The Casanovas, Shihad, The Poor, Grinspoon, The Angels, Gyroscope, MM9, Karnivool, COG, Sunset Riot, Dead Letter Circus, The Butterfly Effect, Mammal, Full Scale, Hell City Glamours, The Red Coats, INK, King of the North and Karnivool to name drop a few.
 
In October 2014 we headed up to Studios 301 in Byron Bay to record our 2nd album "Ruby Voodoo" with the honourable Nick Didia (Velvet Revolver, Stone Temple Pilots, RATM, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, etc).

Much like our rock forefathers before us, we tracked the album live using little digital trickery (no click track or auto-tune, etc) adding vocals and guitar noodlery afterwards.

The album is slated for release March 9, 2015... And we can't wait for it to land! 
 
 
Wed
21
Jan

MelodicRock Records - NEW SIGNING - Mystery Track

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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It's been a while since we ran a Mystery Track download, so here goes.
 
This download is 2 minutes each of 2 tracks from this upcoming album that will be released via MRR.
 
Full details later this week, but for now....
 
 
 
 
Fri
05
Sep

HOUSE OF SHAKIRA Release Limited Edition Live EP

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Friday, September 19, 2014
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House of Shakira and MelodicRock Records are releasing a very Limited Edition EP from the band - "Paid To Play Live" on September 19.
 
STRICTLY LIMITED TO 200 UNITS - FIRST IN FIRST SERVED. JUST 25 LEFT!!
 
 
 
The 9 track extended EP, or "Official Bootleg" was Recorded live at the “Pay To Play” album release party at O-baren, Stockholm, Sweden, September 23, 2013.
 
The 7 track set is included in full on the EP. It was pro-recorded and features the songs:
 
1 Bending The Law
2 Pay To Play
3 When The Cat’s Away
4 All You Want
5 Give Me More
6 Dopamine Junkie
7 Draw The Line
 
In addition, there were two additional songs not included on the "Pay To Play" album, which are now included here as bonus tracks:
 
8 Shell Shock*
9 Financial Times*
 
SOUNDBYTES AVAILABLE BELOW.
 
You can pre-order the EP now via the PayPal link below. The EP is $10 + $5 shipping worldwide. Just like all regular MRR releases, the EP comes with full artwork, jewelcase and is shrink wrapped. Because of the low pressing number, the disc is a pro-duplicated CDR w/full color disc art.
 
The EP will be launched at MelodicRockFest 4 in Chicago, where House Of Shakira are scheduled to play on Saturday October 4. Tickets at: www.melodicrockfest.com
 
BUT! A limited number (100) are available for pre-order now and will be shipped out by September 19. FIRST IN - FIRST SERVED AND ONCE SOLD OUT - GONE FOREVER!
 

 
If you haven't yet purchased the band's awesome Pay To Play CD, you can tie that in with the EP and get a special package price of $23 + $5 shipping! See PayPal link below for that deal:
 
 
 
House Of Shakira is:
 
Andreas Novak Lead vocals
Mats Hallstensson Guitar & vocals
Anders Lundström Guitar
Basse Blyberg Bass & vocals
Martin Larsson Drums
 
Booklet and Cover artwork by Russin
Photos by Thorleif Robertsson
Recorded live by Andreas Baumann
Produced, Mixed and Mastered by: Mats Hallstensson @ Room of Doom Studio (www.roomofdoom.nu)
 
 
Mon
25
Aug

MelodicRock Records Announces New Signing XTASY

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Monday, October 13, 2014
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MelodicRock Records is excited to unveil yet another great new talent from the melodic rock friendly territory of Spain!
 
The female fronted melodic rock band Xtasy will release their debut album “Revolution” via MRR worldwide (CD and digital) on October 20. 
 
Xtasy was born in 2011 as a Studio Project between Jorge (guitar) and Silvia (vocals). Both started to work together on several songs which were recorded between Dec 2011 and Dec 2013 in R81 Studios in Noain-Pamplona.
 
Some additional friends participated in the recording sessions as guests:
Jon Huarte (Dreamwalker) and Josu Alzu (Six Miles Wide) on drums; Manolo Arias (Atlas, Niágara), Robert Rodrigo (Airless), Willy Gascón (Steelhorse), David Morales (Zinc), Roberto Martínez (Blackbeltz, Taxikarlo) and Ángel García (Meridiam) as lead guitar.
 
In late December of 2013 Xtasy becomes a real band, leaving the studio project behind. The band is rounded out with Ángel (guitar), David (bass), Tutumba (drums) and Jakin (keyboards).
 
During January and February of 2014 the songs of their forthcoming album are mixed and mastered in Stockholm by Erik Martensson (W.E.T, Eclipse) at “Blowout Studios”.
 
Track listing: 01. Stronger 02. Revolution 03. Million Miles Away 04. All For One 05. Scream 06. It Is You 07. Rebel Rider 08. Many Years 09. Rocking The World 10. Bye Bye
 
You can preview two full tracks from the album now!
 
The video for the lead single “Stronger” and a Soundcloud stream of the album cut “All For One”:
 

 
 
 
PRE-ORDERS & MORE AUDIO SAMPLES AVAILABLE SOON!
 
 
Wed
13
Aug

PLATENS Stream Cover of Robert Tepper Classic

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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Italian rockers PLATENS will release their new studio album Out Of The World via MelodicRock Records on September 8.
 
Pre-orders are open and all orders will be shipped out earlier - by the end of this month.
 
To celebrate, one of the tracks from the new album is being streamed now - a cover of the Robert Tepper AOR classic No Easy Way Out.
 
 
 

 

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