Mon
05
Aug

MRR Premium Preorder 3; Introducing SILENT TIGER

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Premium Preorder will be used on select projects, to give the artists involved the extra resources needed to complete them. These will be carefully selected releases signed to MRR, that will allow the fans to get closer to the artists involved and get exclusive insights into the progress of the album and also be the first to receive the completed product.
 
MRR Premium Preorder will available to anyone interested in the projects, but only for a select period of time once announced.
 
MelodicRock Records has delivered two quality albums via the Premium Preorder platform - HEARTS ON FIRE and FICTION SYXX. Now it is time for the next round.
 
 
SILENT TIGER is the next exciting chapter in the musical journey for MRR’s own Jean Funes, founding member and guitarist of Sound Of Eternity and Hearts On Fire.
With HOF vocalist Richard Andermyr working on new RIAN material this year, Jean asked to be put to work and who better to work with than another stalwart of MRR, vocalist David Cagle.
 
Together, along with master drummer Joel Mejia (Hearts On Fire), the trio forms SILENT TIGER.
 
SILENT TIGER are:
Jean Funes - Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Acoustic Guitar (Sound Of Eternity)
David Cagle - Vocals (Northrup Cagle, LastWorld)
Joel Mejia - Drums (Hearts On Fire, Codigo Eterno)
 
With:
Andreas Passmark - Bass
Dennis Ward - Keyboards
Jonas Oijvall - Keyboards
 
JOIN THE SILENT TIGER PREMIUM PREORDER!
 
 
 
Jean Funes comments: “It has been a pleasure working with David on this album. He adds that amazing and powerful soulful voice and takes every song to another level. We’ve been working for months on the songs and its wonderful how the songs have developed naturally and have taken life on their own.  This album is going to have the right edge to it, but at the same time plenty of melody and uplifting songs. You will hear elements of Def Leppard, Van Halen, Dokken, Motley Crue, Europe and more, because every one of these bands are a big influence to us, but I think Silent Tiger is very original with its approach to rock music.”
 
Nello Dell’omo continued the family affair by once again creating band’s great logo and the cover artwork, which will be revealed shortly.
 
It is MRR and Silent Tiger’s pleasure to debut their first ever song, one which sets up the sound of the coming album. Please enjoy ‘Chasing The Wind’ in its entirety:
 
 
Those familiar with the HEARTS ON FIRE premium preorder will know what to expect by joining the SILENT TIGER campaign.
 
Pre-order now and you will get the debut single sent to you along with two additional raw writers’ demos. Then in the coming weeks you will be first to hear more new demos as well as the debut lyric video for the single as well as every other song at the various stages of completing that they go through.
MRR/FS2 Premium Preorder is available today for just $30
 
Standard inclusions in the PP Packs include the following:
 
- Exclusive Special Edition Packaging (TBA)
- WAV file of debut track
- Weekly updates
- Exclusive Advance Release Date, receiving the CD weeks ahead of an official release
- Names included in the CD booklet
- Additional demos and completed tracks sampled along the way
- Digital Download of completed release ahead of shipping of CD
- Airmail shipping cost included
 
Stay tuned for more and PREORDER NOW!
 
 

 

 
Fri
02
Aug

AGE OF REFLECTION To Release New Album 'A New Dawn' Sept 27

Friday, September 27, 2019
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AGE OF REFLECTION return on September 27th, 2019 with “A New Dawn”
 
In early 2013 Carl Berglund and his old bandmate Jan Skärming decided to fulfil their musical dream, writing songs reduced to its very core by 80’s rock giants. These were songs with emotional harmonies from pure British AOR, with the power of American hard rock, sprinkled with hooks from the new era of Swedish melodic rock. Joining them in the songwriting came Lars Nygren in spring 2014 (vocals), a friend of Carls since high school. When equipped with a ton of hard hitting melodic rock songs written, the missing pieces of the puzzle joined forces. They turned out to be Jonas Nordquist (lead guitar), drummer Michael Sjöö (replaced by Peppe Vikman in August 2018) and Jens Rüttgeroth on keyboards (member since October 2017). In May 2016 they picked four songs and put them onto Spotify, iTunes, and a few other places with amazing reviews and response. In August 2016, the band signed a deal with AOR Heaven for a February 2017 release, and also later with Rubicon Music Japan. “In The Heat Of The Night” was recorded at Studio Thinner, the band's own studio in Vasteras, Sweden, in the spring of 2016. It was produced by AGE OF REFLECTION but the mixing and mastering was done by Erik Mårtensson (Eclipse, W.E.T. a.o).
 
 
After the summer 2018, AoR started writing new music for their next album. AGE OF REFLECTIONS tried one of the new songs live at Rockingham festival, and the response was great! They went back into the studio and have now finished all the recordings. Again Erik Mårtensson has been doing the final magic on the album. “A New Dawn” will be released on September 27th, 2019 on AOR Heaven.
 
In November, AoR is going on a headlining tour in England supported by both A’priori and Atlas UK. After that there is H.E.A.T Festival in Germany. One of highlights in 2020, so far, is the HRH AOR festival in Wales in March.
AGE OF REFLECTION: Carl Berglund: Guitars, Backing Vocals; Lars Nygren: Lead Vocals; Jan Skärming: Bass, Backing Vocals; Jens Rüttgeroth: Keyboards; Jonas Nordqvist: Lead guitar, Backing Vocals; Peppe Vikman: Drums, Backing Vocals
 
 
 
Fri
02
Aug

ROBERT TEPPER To Release New Album 'Better Than The Rest' Sept 27

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Friday, September 27, 2019
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Robert Tepper, hailing from Bayonne, New Jersey, came up in the late 60’s playing in garage bands down on the Jersey shore. It wasn’t until a bit later that Tepper started to get recognition as a song writer with his first top 40 hit recorded by Paul Anka, This Is Love. The song went on to earn an ASCAP award for its popularity that year and broke the top 40.

      
After moving to New York City, he teamed up with fellow singer Benny Mardones to help with his hit album Never Run, Never Hide. On that record was the iconic song Into The Night. In 2010 Usher released his own version of the song with a new dynamic arrangement.
It was in 1985 when Robert landed his first record deal with Scotti Brothers Records - a subsidiary of CBS. In the studio Tepper was very fortunate to have hired the expertise of grammy awarded producer Joe Chiccarelli who is known for his work with U2, Beck, Elton John and many more. In 1985 Tepper also moved to Los Angeles. It was about this time that actor and director Sylvester Stallone was taken by the song Tepper had written called No Easy Way Out. Prominently featured in the film franchise Rocky the song climbed the charts into the American top 40. Stallone, now a Tepper fan, used his song Angel of the City in his classic movie Cobra giving Tepper the title of the soundtrack kid. Also, Pat Benatar’s recording of La Bel Age off of Seven The Hard Way was another Tepper Marshall composition.
 
In 1996 the album No Rest For The Wounded Heart was released by MTM Music exclusively for Europe. More recently he released an album that was categorized as an acoustic record with an electric tinge in the early 2000’s called New Life Story. After a long lay off of live performances it was soon after the release of New Life Story that Tepper started doing shows in Europe. It was there that he met guitarist extraordinaire Pablo Padilla. Padilla, who is one of the premier guitarists in Spain, was soon to continue his musical journey in Los Angeles. Here he became Tepper’s music supervisor for all of his shows.
 
The new Robert Tepper album Better Than The Rest is a true collaboration between Tepper and Padilla. The writing and recording and mixing of this record took approximately a year. Tepper’s music has appeared in such hit films and TV shows such as South Park, Breaking Bad, Cobra, Rocky 4, and Get Hard.

 

 
Fri
02
Aug

LEATHERWOLF Debut New Frontman on New Song 'The Henchmen'

Long running Orange County, CA metal institution, LEATHERWOLF, have announced a new line-up, comprising drummer Dean Roberts, guitarist Geoff Gayer, and bassist Paul Carman, all of whom featured on the band’s classic “Leatherwolf” (‘87) and “Street Ready” (’89) releases, guitarist Rob Math and introducing new frontman, Keith Adamiak. Work on a new studio album is under way with a view toward a tentative spring 2020 release. One of the first songs completed, “The Henchmen”, is streaming on the band’s Facebook page and YouTube now.

"As many of you already know from an earlier Facebook post, we have parted ways with our vocalist Michael Olivieri for a second time. This move became inevitable due to disagreements over the band's musical direction, as well as business and personal issues.  Fortunately, we were able to find a promising young vocal talent in Keith Adamiak right in our own OC backyard. Keith has a great metal voice, is 100% dedicated to the cause and full of enthusiasm, and has shown us that he has what it takes for LEATHERWOLF to move into the future with confidence.”

"As we move forward, the new incarnation of LEATHERWOLF will feature the twin guitar duo of Geoff Gayer and Rob Math, along with a third guitar player we will announce when the time comes. The Triple Axe Attack lives on! Paul Carman, who is out in Colorado these days, has also re-joined the fold and will provide rhythm section duties alongside Dean Roberts on the new album. Right now, our main focus is on writing and recording new material. We've had Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSONJUDAS PRIEST), who’s been a fan of the band going back to our backyard party days, in the studio with us helping to dial things in. Everybody has been contributing riffs, lyrics, arrangements, melody lines, with 4 songs completed so far.  Check out “The Henchmen” to give you an idea what we’ve been up to. Classic early LEATHERWOLF with a twist.”

"Last but not least, we are stoked to announce that we will be back in Europe next year to play the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Germany, the first 2020 show to be officially confirmed. We plan on stringing together a bunch of summer shows around BYH to promote the new album and introduce the new line-up. We can’t wait to see you all again. Until then - onward and upward, metal soldiers!"
 
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