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EMPIRES OF EDEN – Architect Of Hope

EMPIRES OF EDEN – Architect Of Hope

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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.

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This album OUT NOW available via MelodicRock.com and MelodicRock Direct.
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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.
 

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TERRA NOVA – Reinvent Yourself

TERRA NOVA – Reinvent Yourself

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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.
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TONK – Ruby Voodoo

TONK – Ruby Voodoo

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TONK “Ruby Voodoo” is OUT NOW!

TONK have recorded a fantastic old-school hard rock record with famed producer Nick Didia (Velvet Revolver, Stone Temple Pilots, RATM, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen).
It sounds authentic, because it is authentic!
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.
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.
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HOUSE OF SHAKIRA – Paid To Play Live

HOUSE OF SHAKIRA – Paid To Play Live

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House of Shakira and MelodicRock Records are releasing a very Limited Edition EP from the band - “Paid To Play Live”
STRICTLY LIMITED TO 200 UNITS – FIRST IN FIRST SERVED. JUST 20 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.
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.
BUT! A limited number (100) are available. FIRST IN – FIRST SERVED AND ONCE SOLD OUT – GONE FOREVER!
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)

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XTASY – Revolution

XTASY – Revolution

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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  Soundbytes: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”:
 
 

 
 

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Secret – End Of The Road +1 (Japanese Release)

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MelodicRock Records is very excited to announce the signing of Spanish melodic rock group Secret for the worldwide release of their debut album The End Of The World.

OUT NOW! Bonus Track Version!

Bonus Track: 13. Fly Away

 Secret is a new Melodic Rock project born in Murcia (Spain) in 2012. The line-up comprises of vocalist Jesus Espin (ex-91 Suite)(vocals and backing vocals) and guitarist Ivan Gonzalez (also ex-91 Suite)(guitars, bass, drums and keyboards).
After a period of musical inactivity, and given the friendship between them, the pair decided to once again join forces with the idea of just to have “a good time making music they like”. From there the pair wrote a number of new songs and the idea formed to complete an album. Finally, the project is realized under the name of Secret and the album titled The End Of The Road.
The pair had this to say about the debut album and their new deal: “We are pleased to announce the signing of a contract with MRR (MelodicRock Records) for the release of our first album called The End Of The Road. The album is a mixture of all of the influences that we had through all these years of listening to music. You will find classic hard rock, AOR, country, soul… It”s been a long and hard road to walk through but we are really proud of it. And we would love to know what you think of it too. See you soon!”
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PLATENS – Out Of The World +1 (Japanese Release)

PLATENS – Out Of The World +1 (Japanese Release)

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MelodicRock Records is excited to announce the extension of our working relationship with Violet Sun mastermind Dario Grillo with the signing to the label of his brand new album with melodic progressive rockers Platens.
Platens is a melodic rock project brainchild of Dario Grillo, the Italian multi-instrumentalist.
After 10 years from the Platens’ debut album, Dario is coming back with a brand new album titled “Out Of The World” and a renewed line up:  Dario Grillo – vocals, guitars, keyboards; Riccardo Barbiera – drums; Domiziano Mendolia – bass; Gabriels – Hammond & synth.
“Out Of The World” continues to showcase Dario’s impressive writing skills and knack of working melody and mood into the most complex musical arrangements.
The 11 track, 54 minute album features inspired vocals, top class production and mix, outstanding individual performances from all and some complex, yet easily accessible powerful hard rock music.
The album mixes elements of progressive and symphonic rock, AOR and  melodic rock and is released by MelodicRock Records
OUT NOW! Bonus Track Version 

 

Track listing (WITH AUDIO SAMPLES):
· 12. Life (Instrumental Bonus Track)
Full Track:

Dario was born in Palermo, Italy in 1979. He learned to play guitar at the age of 6 years studying classical guitar and music theory at “Vincenzo Bellini” conservatory in Palermo. During the high school years he formed, with his brothers Max and Alex, his first hard rock band called Dragon’s Breath. In 1997, Dario joined some great bands as Cherry BombzSqueezy Boyz and Empty Roads.

 

At the same time, he began to study singing, improving his skills thanks to some stages with Elizabeth Sabine [singing-master of Axl Rose, Dave Mustaine, Ron Keel etc.]. In 1998 he joined the well-known power metal band Thy Majestie as lead singer, adapting his voice to the heavier sound of the band.
The original and clear voice of Dario gave to the music of Thy Majestie a melodic feeling melted with the power of heavy metal.  After two albums ["The Lasting Power" and "Hastings 1066"] and one EP ["Echoes of War"], Dario left the band in October 2003 in order to dedicate all his energies to his new project Platens where he played all the instruments.
This new musical adventure saw the light of day on Frontiers Records whose president and A&R director, Serafino Perugino, heard the first demos and was enthusiast with what he heard. The debut album “Between Two Horizons” was released in 2004 and featured a driving melodic hard rock approach very close to the sound of such bands as Fair Warning, Terra Nova and Grand Illusion.
Between 2005 and 2014 Dario has been very busy in his activity as producer, composer and songwriter. He worked with many Italian talented singers and musicians like Katia Miceli (X-Factor 2009 and winner of “Cantagiro 2008”, one of the most important Italian festival), Gianni Bella, Giuseppe Finocchiaro, Lorencè Brahem, Pio Fanale, Riccardo Favara and he took part to some international musical projects (Charming Grace, Caravellus).
At the same time he started the work on his new band called Violet Sun with his brother Alex on drum and the talented singer Alessandra Amata. Together they recorded and produced the debut album “Loneliness In Supremacy “was released in 2010 on Melodic Rock Records.
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PLATENS – Out Of The World

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MelodicRock Records is excited to announce the extension of our working relationship with Violet Sun mastermind Dario Grillo with the signing to the label of his brand new album with melodic progressive rockers Platens.
Platens is a melodic rock project brainchild of Dario Grillo, the Italian multi-instrumentalist.
After 10 years from the Platens’ debut album, Dario is coming back with a brand new album titled “Out Of The World” and a renewed line up:  Dario Grillo – vocals, guitars, keyboards; Riccardo Barbiera – drums; Domiziano Mendolia – bass; Gabriels – Hammond & synth.
“Out Of The World” continues to showcase Dario’s impressive writing skills and knack of working melody and mood into the most complex musical arrangements.
The 11 track, 54 minute album features inspired vocals, top class production and mix, outstanding individual performances from all and some complex, yet easily accessible powerful hard rock music.
The album mixes elements of progressive and symphonic rock, AOR and  melodic rock and is released by MelodicRock Records

OUT NOW!  

 

Track listing (WITH AUDIO SAMPLES):
Full Track:

Dario was born in Palermo, Italy in 1979. He learned to play guitar at the age of 6 years studying classical guitar and music theory at “Vincenzo Bellini” conservatory in Palermo. During the high school years he formed, with his brothers Max and Alex, his first hard rock band called Dragon’s Breath. In 1997, Dario joined some great bands as Cherry BombzSqueezy Boyz and Empty Roads.

 

At the same time, he began to study singing, improving his skills thanks to some stages with Elizabeth Sabine [singing-master of Axl Rose, Dave Mustaine, Ron Keel etc.]. In 1998 he joined the well-known power metal band Thy Majestie as lead singer, adapting his voice to the heavier sound of the band.
The original and clear voice of Dario gave to the music of Thy Majestie a melodic feeling melted with the power of heavy metal.  After two albums ["The Lasting Power" and "Hastings 1066"] and one EP ["Echoes of War"], Dario left the band in October 2003 in order to dedicate all his energies to his new project Platens where he played all the instruments.
This new musical adventure saw the light of day on Frontiers Records whose president and A&R director, Serafino Perugino, heard the first demos and was enthusiast with what he heard. The debut album “Between Two Horizons” was released in 2004 and featured a driving melodic hard rock approach very close to the sound of such bands as Fair Warning, Terra Nova and Grand Illusion.
Between 2005 and 2014 Dario has been very busy in his activity as producer, composer and songwriter. He worked with many Italian talented singers and musicians like Katia Miceli (X-Factor 2009 and winner of “Cantagiro 2008”, one of the most important Italian festival), Gianni Bella, Giuseppe Finocchiaro, Lorencè Brahem, Pio Fanale, Riccardo Favara and he took part to some international musical projects (Charming Grace, Caravellus).
At the same time he started the work on his new band called Violet Sun with his brother Alex on drum and the talented singer Alessandra Amata. Together they recorded and produced the debut album “Loneliness In Supremacy “was released in 2010 on Melodic Rock Records.
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Sound Of Eternity – Visions & Dreams +1 (Japanese Release)

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Brand New Video Released! “Broken Heart”

BONUS TRACK VERSION – Cambiar El Mundo (Call To Action, Spanish Language Version)

Visions & Dreams, the debut album from Spanish melodic hard rock band Sound Of Eternity, to be released via MelodicRock Records.

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Sound of Eternity is a female fronted melodic rock band formed in San Pedro Sula, Honduras in 2013 by Jean Funes (Guitars) and Beatriz Aranda, the lead vocals from Cordoba, Spain. Its background comes from the band “Codigo Eterno”, which makes melodic rock in Spanish since 2004, and was formed by guitarist Jean Funes. The debut album “Visions & Dreams” is filled with passionate songs inspired by melodic rock acts like Def leppard, White Heart and Petra, also modern rock bands like Skillet, Anberlin and Fireflight.

It was mixed and mastered by Erik Martensson (W.E.T., Eclipse, Jimi Jamison), who plays bass and keyboards on the album. Also with Andreas Passmark (Narnia, Rob Rock, Work of Art) on bass, as a guest studio musician. The cover artwork is made by Carl Andre Beckston (Monowasp) and booklet design by Nello Dell”Omo from Art For Music.

Sound Of Eternity is: Beatriz Aranda – Vocals and BGV, acoustic Guitars; Jean Funes – Electric Guitars; Rui Prado – Drums / Guest Studio Musicians: Erik Martensson – Bass, Keyboards, Background Vocals; Andreas Passmark – Bass.

 

The track listing (with samples) for Visions & Dreams is:

01) Visions & Dreams 

02) Call To Action 

03) Running To You 

04) Broken Heart 

05) Reason To Live 

06) Alpha & Omega

07) My Saviour 

08) Eternal Love 

09) Forever 

10) Universe.

11) Cambiar El Mundo (Call To Action, Spanish Language Version)

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Andreas Novak – NoVakation

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ANDREAS NOVAK – “NoVakation”

RELEASE DATE: 2011.

TRACK LISTING: 01 – Highway To Anywhere 02 – I Must Be Mad 03 – Days Of Our Lives 04 – Dare To Believe 05 – Keep This Flame 06 – No Vacation 07 – Part Of Your Plan 08 – A New Hope 09 – Light Years 10 – Mr. Cred 11 – Yesterday”s Rain 12 – 2009

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Secret – End Of The Road

Secret – End Of The Road

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MelodicRock Records is very excited to announce the signing of Spanish melodic rock group Secret for the worldwide release of their debut album The End Of The World.

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 Secret is a new Melodic Rock project born in Murcia (Spain) in 2012. The line-up comprises of vocalist Jesus Espin (ex-91 Suite)(vocals and backing vocals) and guitarist Ivan Gonzalez (also ex-91 Suite)(guitars, bass, drums and keyboards).
After a period of musical inactivity, and given the friendship between them, the pair decided to once again join forces with the idea of just to have “a good time making music they like”. From there the pair wrote a number of new songs and the idea formed to complete an album. Finally, the project is realized under the name of Secret and the album titled The End Of The Road.
The pair had this to say about the debut album and their new deal: “We are pleased to announce the signing of a contract with MRR (MelodicRock Records) for the release of our first album called The End Of The Road. The album is a mixture of all of the influences that we had through all these years of listening to music. You will find classic hard rock, AOR, country, soul… It’s been a long and hard road to walk through but we are really proud of it. And we would love to know what you think of it too. See you soon!”
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Sound Of Eternity – Visions & Dreams

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Brand New Video Released! “Broken Heart”

 

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Visions & Dreams, the debut album from Spanish melodic hard rock band Sound Of Eternity, to be released via MelodicRock Records.

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Sound of Eternity is a female fronted melodic rock band formed in San Pedro Sula, Honduras in 2013 by Jean Funes (Guitars) and Beatriz Aranda, the lead vocals from Cordoba, Spain. Its background comes from the band “Codigo Eterno”, which makes melodic rock in Spanish since 2004, and was formed by guitarist Jean Funes. The debut album “Visions & Dreams” is filled with passionate songs inspired by melodic rock acts like Def leppard, White Heart and Petra, also modern rock bands like Skillet, Anberlin and Fireflight.

It was mixed and mastered by Erik Martensson (W.E.T., Eclipse, Jimi Jamison), who plays bass and keyboards on the album. Also with Andreas Passmark (Narnia, Rob Rock, Work of Art) on bass, as a guest studio musician. The cover artwork is made by Carl Andre Beckston (Monowasp) and booklet design by Nello Dell’Omo from Art For Music.

Sound Of Eternity is: Beatriz Aranda – Vocals and BGV, acoustic Guitars; Jean Funes – Electric Guitars; Rui Prado – Drums / Guest Studio Musicians: Erik Martensson – Bass, Keyboards, Background Vocals; Andreas Passmark – Bass.

 

The track listing (with samples) for Visions & Dreams is:

01) Visions & Dreams 

02) Call To Action 

03) Running To You 

04) Broken Heart 

05) Reason To Live 

06) Alpha & Omega

07) My Saviour 

08) Eternal Love 

09) Forever 

10) Universe.

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