Loud Lion created a huge buzz several years back, but their album never appeared….until now! Loud Lion is the brain child of pop/rock icon Bleu who put together the project to pay homage to Mutt Lange and Def Leppard. The album includes 9 original songs “in the style of” classic Def Leppard and features Bleu along with Taylor Locke (Bleu’s co-creator & main partner in LoudLion, most widely known as the lead guitarist for Rooney), Adam Ross (Rihanna’s touring guitarist), Allison Robertson (The Donnas lead guitarist), Maclaine Diemer (Bang Camaro – keyboards, guitar), John Fields (uber producer), and Dylan Halacy (Bang Camaro – drums). All songs produced by Bleu.
Bleu comments on the Loud Lion CD: “If you like Pyromania and Hysteria (and f**k you if you don’t) then you’ll love this record – and that’s not even taking into account the brain-liquidating shred-fests. An homage has never (ever) sounded so majestic!”
The tracks were fully remastered in LA by JK Northrup for release by MelodicRock Records. The release features a booklet featuring all new artwork, lyrics and graphics.
Time to reveal the contents of MRCD11 – This One Goes To… Eleven
The compilation will be ready for shipping NOW, alongside the two MRR releases House Of Shakira and Faith Circus.
MRCD11 – OUT NOW!
The track details are as follows:
01. Degreed – Saving My Soul (Exclusive New Track) MP3 Sample
Brand new track, recorded exclusively for this compilation!
02. Erik Martensson – Bullet in The Gun (Exclusive Unreleased) MP3 Sample
Erik’s extended writers demo for the song that appeared on the latest Jimi Jamison album.
03. All I Know – Running Away (Exclusive New Track) MP3 Sample
Brand new track, recorded exclusively for this compilation! The band’s new album coming soon!
04. Alessandro Del Vecchio – Fever Dreams (Exclusive Unreleased) MP3 Sample
Ale’s original writers demo for the Hardline album, spruced up for MRCD11!
05. Jimmy Lawrence – The Hard Way (Exclusive Unreleased) MP3 Sample
A monster exclusive unreleased AOR anthem from Jimmy that is co-written by and features Randy Goodrum.
06. John Waite – Chasing Down The Wind (Exclusive Unreleased) MP3 Sample
Another monster exclusive – this killer ballad from John was written and recorded with Jesse Harms.
07. Beggars & Thieves – Gypsy MP3 Sample
Previously unavailable except for an old MTM Music compilation.
08. House Of Shakira – Shell Shock (Exclusive New Track) MP3 Sample
Brand new track, recorded during the new album sessions. Exclusive for this compilation!
09. Ferreira – Night To Remember (New Preview Track) MP3 Sample
Brand new track from Marc Ferreira – from the new Ferreira album coming November.
10. Windup Rocket – Thankful Heart (New Preview Track) MP3 Sample
New Preview Track from album due in 2014.
11. N.O.W. – It’s Too Much (Exclusive Unreleased) MP3 Sample
Unreleased track, exclusive for this compilation!
12. Marc Scherer – Sending My Love (Exclusive Unreleased) MP3 Sample
Brand new track, recorded exclusively for this compilation! Marc’s version (with Jim Peterik) of the recent Pride Of Lions tune.
13. The Radio Sun – World’s Crazy Now (New Preview Track) MP3 Sample
New preview track – great things to come from these Aussie AOR lads.
14. Brunner – Riding High feat. Paul Shortino (Exclusive New Track) MP3 Sample
Brand new track, exclusive for this compilation!
15. Bill Leverty – Ace Bandage MP3 Sample
Brand new track, from Bill’s upcoming solo album.
16. Mad Max – Deal With It (Exclusive New Track) MP3 Sample
Brand new track, recorded exclusively for this compilation!
17. Ron Keel – The Cowboy Road (Preview Track, Exclusive Version) MP3 Sample
Brand new track, exclusive extended version for this compilation! From Ron’s upcoming solo album.
18. Bonrud – In Your Arms Again (Exclusive Unreleased) MP3 Sample
Previously Unreleased, from the last album sessions.
Faith Circus and their new album Turn Up The Band – is now available.
The MRR release of Faith Circus Turn Up The Band will feature some real bonus material for fans!
First – there is the brand new 10 track studio album which will build on what the debut album offered back in 2008. But not only that – for those purchasing the CD release – you will get the band’s debut album as a bonus disc – totally re-mixed from the original release and featuring two additional bonus tracks (13 songs total). The songs are “Heroes” and a remake of the 1981 classic James Bond tune “For Your Eyes Only” – this time sung as a duet with the insanely talented Robin Beck!
Andrew McNeice: “I love the enthusiasm and the energy of these guys. And I love the attitude of the songs on this new album. In your face at all times, even when bringing it down a notch for a few really melodic numbers – and one monster ballad! The best of both world’s on this album – attitude and melody. Looking forward to delivering it into the hands of those that loved the debut and a swag of new fans also.”
The Faith Circus album will be released September 23 and is distributed by Cargo Records UK.
The seventh studio release marks the second CD with lead singer Andreas Novak, and is accordingly their best album so far. The band chose a small label, in order to maintain highest priority throughout the process, instead of falling between the lines in the hands of a bigger label.
Says frontman Andreas Novak: “MelodicRock Records is our weapon of choice, whose enthusiasm we trust with our lives. I’m proud to say this is by far the best release I’ve ever been involved in. This album has been a true pleasure and walk in the park to compose, since we’re immune to pressure. It´s all for the love of good music. Fame and fortune should not be anybody’s goal – then it becomes an obstacle instead.
We just wanna play.”
· 01. Pay To Play
· 02. Bending The Law
· 03. All You Want
· 04. When The Cats Away
· 05. Dopamine Junkie
· 06. Draw The Line
· 07. Dog Eat Dog
· 08. Give Me More
· 09. Tried And True
· 10. Talk Of The Town
· 11. Two Things
· 12. Same Old Story
CD1: My War
01) Hodson – Heart Of Every Man 09:24 – Paul Hodson returns with his first new truly epic tune from a new in-the-works Hodson record.
02) TBA – MelodicRockRecords Artist
03) Jim Peterik – My War 03:56 – Brand new solo track from Jim, very dark and perfect lyrically to be the title song for this disc.
04) Mike Tharin & Danny Vaughn – Revolution 04:41 – Returning from MRCD3, the team of Canadian guitarist Mike Tharin and melodic start vocalist Danny Vaughn. Exclusive!
05) All I Know – Rain
06) Bonrud – Bullet In The Back 03:30 – Paul Bonrud is back with a harder rocking tune from an upcoming hard rock album.
07) Doogie White – Times Like These 05:36 – Brand new solo track. Album TBA!
08) TBA – MelodicRockRecords Artist
09) Mecca – Out Of Love 05:34 Brand new 2010 track. Exclusive to this compilation!
10) Spectra – I Know What You Are Made Of 05:01 – New project featuring guitarist Christian Wolff and Chris Antblad and various vocalists. In this case the great Thom Griffin.
11) Tommy Denander & Joe Pasquale – Run Away 04:17 – Yes, Mr. Denander snags another legendary vocalist in 80s hero Joe Pasquale. Exclusive to this release!
12) Jim Peterik – Hearts Are Gonna Roll 04:39 – Another unreleased Jim Peterik gem, from the same timeframe as the Jimi Jamison tracks.
13) Joe Lynn Turner – This Is Who I Am 03:28 – Brand new solo track from an upcoming album.
14) Santagata – Hopeless 03:51 – Preview of an upcoming album from this melodic hard rock newcomer.
15) Bangalore Choir – Don”t Act Surprised 03:55 – From the band”s upcoming album.
16) Gary Schutt – Love Me For Me 04:15 – From Gary”s upcoming album.
17) Masquerade – Love Is A Runaway 03:04 – Unreleased track from the vaults and exclusive to this release.
CD2: When You Believe
01) W.E.T. – If I Fall (Original Demo) 06:12 – Featuring Erik Martensson on vocals and exclusive to this release.
02) Vega – Into The Wild 05:21 – Preview of the upcoming album featuring the Martin Brothers and Kick vocalist Nick Workman.
03) First Signal – When You Believe 04:06
04) Fenrik Lane – Diamonds In The Waste
05) Issa – I”m Alive 03:26
06) After Hours – Turn On Your Radio 04:12 – Preview track from the band”s upcoming album.
07) Chris Antblad – Who Loves You Now 03:59 – Brand new 2010 track, due to be included on Chris” next solo album!
08) Edge Of Forever – I Won”t Call You 05:42 – Brand new 2010 version, exclusive to this release! Featuring the wonderful Bob Harris on lead vocals.
09) Terry Brock – Diamond Blue 05:02
10) Shining Line – This Is Our Life 04:16 – Exclusive to this release! An unreleased track from the band that lives up to the quality of the album.
11) Trillion – In My Blood 06:11 – Advance preview of the first of 3 new Trillion tracks to be released soon!
12) Norway – Where Are You Now 03:35 – Exclusive to this release – new unreleased track.
13) Big Life – Close To You 04:14 – The debut of a brand new UK band featuring Steve Newman and vocalist Mark Thompson-Smith (Praying Mantis)
14) Line Of Fire – Obsession 04:57
15) N.O.W. – Peace Of Mind 06:20
16) Jane Bogaert w/Joe Lynn Turner – Give It Up 03:54
VIOLET SUN – “Loneliness In Supremacy” (MRR005)
RELEASE DATE: 2010.
TRACK LISTING: 01) Dust In The Wind 02) Inside Out 03) Midnight [Instrumental] 04) When The Lights Go Down 05) Cross The Line 06) Falling In Love 07) Where Is My Way Home 08) My Flame Still Burns 09) Pray On The Grave 10) Break Your Chains 11) Synthetic Pleasures 12) Loneliness In Supremacy [Instrumental]
ALIAS – Never Say Never
RELEASE DATE: 2009
TRACK LISTING: · Woman Enough · XTCOI · How Much Longer Is Forever · Give Me A Reason To Stay · Wild Wild One · Pleasure And Pain · The Warden · Bare Necessity · All I Want Is You · Call Of The Wild · Diamonds · Play Me A Song · We Want It All · Perfect World · Into The Fire · Who Do You Think You Are · Call Me.
DEGREED – “Life, Love, Loss” (MRR004)
RELEASE DATE: 2010.
TRACK LISTING: 01) B.O.D. 02) Arms Of Misery 03) A Little Bit 04) Captured By The Moment (Steve Perry cover) 05) Just Imagine 06) Story Of Life 07) Human Being 08) Colour Me 09) Catch The Feeling 10) Keep Me Alive 11) My Fall 12) By Your Side.
VERY LIMITED STOCK!!
FENRIK LANE – “317″
11) Going Nowhere
12) Hate How You Say Goodbye
13) Sun Explodes
14) Russian Roulette