Ronnie Romero

Thu
01
Aug

THE FERRYMEN Bring 'A New Evil' on October 11

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Friday, October 11, 2019
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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of The Ferrymen's sophomore album entitled “A New Evil” on October 11, 2019 - 
The band, featuring Ronnie Romero (vocals), Magnus Karlsson (guitar) and Mike Terrana (drums), have also released a music video for the title track. 
 
 
The Ferrymen released their debut album in June 2017 and took fans of the European melodic metal sound by surprise as they seemingly came out of nowhere. With songwriting and fretwork handled by ace Swedish guitarist Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear, Magnus Karlsson's Free Fall), the awesome vocals of singer Ronnie Romero (Rainbow, CoreLeoni), and drummer Mike Terrana (Axel Rudi Pell, Tarja, Rage) bringing the heavy metal thunder, the band quickly found their home in the hearts of fans of the classic DIO sound combined with heavier, updated songwriting textures and arrangements.
 
Musically, fans can expect in "A New Evil" a very heavy, melodic metal album fusing the songwriting and epic structures of the widely praised ALLEN/LANDE records (guitarist Magnus Karlsson was the main architect of the first three critically acclaimed releases) with the powerful vocal approach of Romero (let's not forget that Romero was hand-picked by legendary Deep Purple and Rainbow guitarist Ritchie Blackmore to be the lead vocalist for Rainbow's recent reunion shows). True heavy metal fans are of course quite familiar with the well regarded Terrana and what his drumming skill set brings to the table on a heavy metal album of this nature. And what metal album would be complete without some stunning artwork? Renowned artist Stan W. Decker's album cover rounds out this colossal heavy metal offering.
 
""A New Evil" is a bit heavier and more progressive,” says Magnus Karlsson. "I’m always learning and try to improve my songs and productions each time out. Working with Ronnie and Mike is a such a great experience. I can concentrate on the writing and whatever I will come up with I know they will nail it! This time Jacob Hansen (Pretty Maids, Volbeat, etc.) did the mix and it works really well with the heavy style.”
 
“I think it's a great album and people are gonna love it as they did with the first one,” adds Romero. “Everybody knows Magnus' skills to write great music, so it’s really easy to like every song on the album. This time was maybe even easier to work together because is the second album and we know each other better, he knew how to get my best performances, so I’m very proud about my work and grateful to have Magnus working side by side with me.”
 
"I have a few favorites like 'Don’t Stand In My Way', 'Bring Me Home', and 'A New Evil'. But a very special song for me is 'No Matter How Hard We Fall'. When you hear Ronnie in that chorus you will get goosebumps,” continues Magnus. Ronnie’s favorite is “'Bring Me Home', but I’m really looking forward to when people can hear the whole album because I'm sure they are gonna love every second of music on it!”
 
"A New Evil" will be a shot of adrenaline for all lovers of melodic metal, so mark you calendars for October 11, 2019!
 
Tracklist:
Don’t Stand In My Way
Bring Me Home
A New Evil
The Night People Rise
Save Your Prayers
Heartbeat
Your Own Hero
No Matter How Hard We Fall
My Dearest Fear
You Against The World
All We Got
 
Line-up:
Ronnie Romero - Vocals 
Magnus Karlsson - Guitars, Bass & Keyboards
Mike Terrana - Drums
 
 
 
Wed
24
Jul

CORE LEONI Set For New Album 'II' Out Sept 27 on AFM Records

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Friday, September 27, 2019
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He is one of the truest and most passionate Rock musicians of the last decades. And though time stood never still for Gotthard founding member and guitarist Leo Leoni.
 
CoreLeoni - he named his passion for big, timeless Classic Rock, for pure music nostalgy, added with a modern sound. On September 27th their second album ‘CoreLeoni II’ will be released.
 
Next to Gotthard songs from the early stage as well as two brand new tracks the album contains a cover of John Lee Hooker’s ‘Boom Boom Boom’.
 
Since the release of the first record that has simply been called ‘The Greatest Hits Part 1’, CoreLeoni has appeared as a transmitter between analog electric guitar and modern studio production. But CoreLeoni not only represent the music spirit of the early 90es, they also live the feeling that has been alive on, behind and in front of stage in these times: CoreLeoni is a high class band ensemble consisting of close friends and long-term colleagues that are next to Leo Leoni pioneering for that period and share a lot of memories with him.
 
Together with Rainbow-singer and Lords Of The Black founding member and ex-singer Ronnie Romero, Hena Habegger (drums, Gotthard), Jgor Gianola (guitar, ex-Gotthard/U.D.O./Jorn Lande) as well as Mila Merker (bass, Soulline) Leoni shows, that Classic Rock doesn ´t need to be old fashioned. Songs from the early Gotthard days are coming along in a completely new sound outfit.
 
On the second album coming out end of September, Leoni once more pays tribute to his passion for high class Rock music and brings back some good old Gotthard tracks to life.
 
With the exception of two songs as well as the John Lee Hooker cover it’s all Gotthard hits from the early days being translated to 2019.
 
‘Queen Of Hearts and ‘Don’t Get Me Wrong’ are the titles of the brand new tracks on the album, fitting perfectly into the other big Rock hymns.
 
Leoni had the idea to found CoreLeoni when Gotthard were celebrating their 25th anniversary. ‘When we play shows, we nowadays have to leave out a lot of the old songs as there are so many new ones that have to find their place in the setlist’, Leo explains. ‘But especially a lot of the old songs really mean a lot to me and will always be a big part of me. That’s why I decided to record them again and bring them back into the current times, also sound-wise.’
 
How good that works, CoreLeoni could prove during a tour last year. Press and fans have equally been enthusiastic about it. And also among the musicians it quickly became obvious: CoreLeoni needs to be continued.
 
‘So many beautiful memories and the really special feeling that we also had during the days back then have been awaking.’
 
The musician from Swiss part Tessin belongs to the best international Rock guitarists and is part of the most successful Swiss band Gotthard. Every studio album after the debut reached number 1 in the national charts, all albums have been rewarded with several platinum awards. Gotthard are also holding a rare diamond award for selling more than 1 million records in Switzerland only.
 
Guitarist Jgor Gianola has been part of Gotthard during the early days as well before he decided to move on to U.D.O., the current band of music legend and ex-Accept singer Udo Dirkschneider, as well as Norwegian Rockers Jorn Lande. Also drummer Hena Habegger is a founding member of Gotthard. Last year he fulfilled a big dream and opened a drum school in Tessin.
 
Singer Ronnie Romero has been born in Chile and has been the singer oft Spanish Rock band Lords Of The Black. Since 2016 he is part of Rainbow, the band of legendary Richie Blackmore. With this big step in his career a long-term dream has been fulfilled for him. Just some months ago he has been touring big stadiums with Rainbow and can look back to several admirable festival shows as well, such as Monsters Of Rock.
 
Bass player Mila Merker has been born in Swiss Bellinzona and is a long-term friend of Leo and Jgor. His own band is called Soulline, being well-known for playing a technical challenging form of Melodic Death Metal.
 
The Travellin´ Men Tour 2019-2020
27.11.19 D-Augsburg – Spectrum
28.11.19 D-Siegburg – Kubana
29.11.19 D-Tuttlingen - Stadthalle
30.11.19 CH-Wetzikon – Hall Of Fame
01.12.19 CH-Solthurn – Kofmehl
03.12.19 CH-Rubigen – Muehle Hunziken
04.12.19 CH-Pratteln – Z7
05.12.19 CH-Arborn – Presswerk
06.12.19 CH-Lyss – KuFa
07.12.19 CH-Lausanne – Salle Metropole
08.12.19 ITA-Bergamo – Druso
10.12.19 SK-Bratislava - Randal
11.12.19 HU-Budapest – Duerer Kert
13.12.19 D-Burgrieden – Riffelhof
14.12.19 AUT-Ehrwald – Zugspitzsaal
15.12.19 D-Ludwigsburg – Rofa
16.12.19 D-Nuernberg – Hirsch
17.12.19 D-Deggendorf - Stadthalle
18.12.19 D-Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
20.12.19 ES-Pamplona – Totem
21.12.19 ES-Madrid – Shoko
22.12.19 ES-Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2
 
Thu
12
Apr

LORDS OF BLACK New Album, ‘Icons Of The New Days’ Out May 11

Friday, May 11, 2018
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After two critically acclaimed albums, the self-titled debut and sophomore album, “II”, it was time for Lords Of Black to craft their all important third album. With the anticipation created by the album’s predecessors and vocalist Ronnie Romero’s selection as the singer for Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow reunion, expectations are high and the pressure is on for the band to deliver. Have they?
 
“Icons Of The New Days” is more than enough proof that yes, the band has indeed delivered in spades! Lords Of Black has crafted a collection of amazing songs that draw from the influences of traditional heavy metal with elements of progressive metal thrown in the mix with robust production showcasing all the member’s talents. Guitarist Tony Hernando, drummer Andy C., bassist Dani Criado and vocalist Ronnie Romero are indeed a rising force to be reckoned with in the modern metal scene.
 
Tracks like the incredible album opener, “World Gone Mad” along with “Not In A Place Like This” and the title track set the bar high for an album that is going to be a contender for metal album of the year. “Forevermore” and “The Way I’ll Remember” are simply stunning and powerful metal tunes such as “When A Hero Takes A Fall” and “Wait No Prayers For The Dying” will cause you to thrust your fist to the sky. As has become the band’s tradition, epic songs like “King’s Reborn” and “All I Have Left”, the longest song ever written by Lords Of Black, anchor the proceedings.
 
 
Once again produced by Tony Hernando and Roland Grapow (who also handled mixing and mastering duties), the production and quality of the song arrangements are another decisive factor in the greatness on display here.
 
Last but not least, Felipe Machado has delivered another stunning album cover.
 
Fasten your seat belts and enjoy “Icons of the New Days”, an album that will be ultimately prove to be an iconic chapter in this band’s history.
 
Pre-order the album and stream singles here: http://radi.al/IconsOfTheNewDays
 
"Icons Of The New Days" Tracklisting:
 
1. World Gone Mad (6:48)
     I- History of Gods
    II- The Slaughter of Innocence
   III- World Gone Mad
2. Icons of the New Days (4:49)
3. Not in a Place like This (4:18)
4. When a Hero Takes a Fall (5:02)
5. Forevermore (6:04)
6. The Way I’ll Remember (5:09)
7. Fallin’ (4:25)
8. King’s Reborn (8:00)
9. Long Way to Go* (4:56)
10.The Edge of Darkness* (6:30)
11. Wait No Prayers for the Dying (4:55)
12. All I Have Left (11:32)
 
Bonus Disc Tracklisting (only available on CD/DVD Deluxe Ed. and Digital):
 
1. Innuendo (Queen cover)
2. Only (Anthrax cover)
3. Tears Of The Dragon (Bruce Dickinson cover)
4. Edge Of The Blade (Journey cover)
5. The Maker And The Storm (Bonus Track)
6. When Nothing Was Wrong (Bonus Track)
 
Available also as a MP3, 2xLP Gatefold, and Limited Edition Colored 2xLP, which is available exclusively at Frontiers EU webstore: www.frontiers.shop
 
LORDS OF BLACK
Ronnie Romero - Vocals
Tony Hernando - Guitars
Andy C. - Drums
Dani Criado - Bass
*Bass guitar on album by Tony Hernando. Piano, Synths and Keyboards on “Icons Of the New Days” and “Not In A Place Like This” by Andy C. Keyboards, Synths and Synth Guitars on “World Gone Mad”, “Forevermore”, “King’s Reborn” and “The Edge of Darkness” by Tony Hernando. Piano on “Fallin’” and “The Way I’ll remember” by Víctor Díez.
 

 

 
Fri
18
Mar

LORDS OF BLACK - II (Review)

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content: 
83%
Produced By: 
Tony Hernando and Roland Grapow
Release Date: 
2016
Released: 
Worldwide
Musical Style: 
Melodic Metal
Label: 
Frontiers
Friday, March 18, 2016
Categories: 
 
If you attract the attention of Richie Blackmore and subsequently get the gig to front Rainbow in 2016, you must be something pretty special right?
Vocalist Ronnie Romero has done just that. But before hitting the road with the Purple One, his band Lords Of Black must first deal with their business at hand…. The release of their furious, fast and flashy metal opus “II”.
 
Lords Of Black are a metal band with a modern approach – “catchy, melodic and progressive” in their words. Pretty accurate too. There’s no end of double kick drum here, screaming vocals and truly over the top guitar acrobatics.
But there’s also piano, synth and orchestral passages as well as some softer moments where the true timbre of Ronnie’s voice shines.
 
But mostly – it’s fast, really fast or overdrive fast as the metal comes in your face and threatens to disintegrate your ears. Did I mention these guys are Spanish? Can’t really tell to be honest….this is old school commercial metal all the way.
 
All very consistent - as long as your ears can keep up - and one to crank when in need of a shot of adrenaline.

Once again co-produced, mixed and mastered by Roland Grapow, this album has the power of a nuclear reactor and the performances of 3 guys with their lives on the line.

 

Score: 
83
 
Wed
16
Dec

LORDS OF BLACK Announce Sophomore Album 'II' on Frontiers

Friday, March 18, 2016
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Ronnie Romero – Tony Hernando – Andy C.
LORDS OF BLACK
Announce the release of the sophomore album “II”
Out Worldwide on Frontiers Music Srl in March!
           
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the highly anticipated second album from the Melodic Progressive Metal masters LORDS OF BLACK on March 18, 2016.
 
LORDS OF BLACK is the band formed by world class singer Ronnie Romero, renowned guitarist Tony Hernando and monster drummer Andy C
 
Their vision was to form a Metal band with a modern approach blended with catchy, melodic and progressive elements. After months of intense and hard work on the songs, the band independently released their acclaimed Self-Titled debut which was co-produced by Roland Grapow. Metal Hammer Spain deemed it “The Best Metal album released in Spain this year.”
 
The band supported the release with a series of very successful live shows, some of them as “very special guest” for high profile international acts. Then the news of Ronnie Romero joining the new incarnation of RAINBOW broke out. This brought the band to the attention of the international media and in particular the words from Ritchie Blackmore, describing Romero’s voice like “a cross between Ronnie James Dio and Freddie Mercury” piqued the curiosity of rock journalists and fans alike.
 
However, now LORDS OF BLACK are ready to conquer the world with “II”, an album which will blow the minds of fans of Modern Melodic Metal. Once again co-produced, mixed and mastered by Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN, ex-HELLOWEEN), “II” is not only the follow up to their outstanding and acclaimed debut album, but is an album with superbly crafted songs that will instantly become absolute Metal classics.  “The new album, being the follow up to a first record that was so greatly received, had to get to a higher place.“ says Tony Hernando. “After an intense year of writing and producing, along with the live performances, we came up with songs that are still deep and complicated in some arrangements, but have been written with the live performance in mind… The quest was to come up with something that artistically was meaningful for us as musicians and at the same time could catch the attention of the listeners. We really hope you enjoy this new album and come with us for a great ride!”
 
Tracks like “Merciless”, “Everything You’re Not”, “Insane”, “New World’s Coming” and “Shadows of War” showcase the heavy and complex yet very melodic style of the band. The song “The Art of Illusions Part III: The Wasteland” is the conclusion to the trilogy that commenced on the debut album, while the song “Cry No More” is inspired and dedicated to the late, great, Phil Lynott.
 
This is a band destined for stardom: get on board now and enjoy the music!
 
“II” Tracklisting - Malevolently Beautiful (Intro); Merciless; Only One Life Away; Everything You’re Not; New World’s Comin’; Cry No More; Tears I Will Be; Insane; Live by the Lie, Die by the Truth; Ghost of You; The Art of Illusions Part III: The Wasteland; Shadows of War; Lady of the Lake (Rainbow cover, bonus track cd edition) / Innuendo (Queen cover, bonus track digital edition).
 
Enjoy the new album trailer here:
 
LORDS OF BLACK:
Ronnie Romero - Vocals
Tony Hernando - Guitars
Andy C. - Drums
 
Bass played on the album by Tony Hernando – Javi Garcia is the new bass player who has just joined the band.
All Piano and synths played by Andy C.
Additional Pianos and Synths by Tony Hernando and Víctor Díez.
 
Produced by Tony Hernando and Roland Grapow
Mixed and Mastered by Roland Grapow at Grapow's Studios, Slovakia
 

 

 
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