MelodicRock Records

Mon
02
Dec

KING OF HEARTS - King Of Hearts (Showcase)

Friday, November 22, 2019
King Of Hearts
Produced By: 
CJ Vanston
Release Date: 
2019
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
AOR
Categories: 
 
Check out the album's soundbytes now ------>
 
MelodicRock Records is thrilled to announce the first signing in the next phase of the label’s history. On November 22, MRR will bring the brand-new self-titled KING OF HEARTS album to fans of exquisitely produced and performed melodic rock.
MRR will handle the CD release for the world except for North & South America and Japan. The band will handle those territories via their own distribution.
 
The band recently released the first single from the all-new studio record, a masterpiece of mature AOR with performances only studio veterans of this calibre could deliver. The first single, “Don’t Wait,” is a poignant reminder to reach out to those we love today for tomorrow might be too late.
 
Today we launch the pre-orders for the album and also another full length preview track.
 
PRE-ORDER KING OF HEARTS - KING OF HEARTS (OUT NOV. 22) $15.00 + $5 SHIPPING WORLDWIDE
 
 
 
 
 
 
KING OF HEARTS is:
Lead Vocalist TOMMY FUNDERBURK
Founding Member and Lead Guitarist BRUCE GAITSCH
Producer/Engineer/Keyboardist CJ VANSTON
Bassist JOHN PATITUCCI
Drummer KEITH CARLOCK
 
 
“We were so excited about this new music and can’t wait to share it with everyone!” says King Of Hearts founding member Tommy Funderburk.  The group’s lead vocalist has good reason to be elated. King Of Hearts has recorded their fabulous new album at Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville and Tree House Studios in LA with a band comprised of a who’s who of writers and players and one of the most recorded voices in music.
 
“The sound of the record is “modern classic rock.”  Funderburk explains “If you mix the sound of the Eagles, Don Henley, Bruce Hornsby with Toto and Def Leppard with a splash of Keith Emerson and Coldplay, what would that sound like?” It sounds awesome! We started referring to it as Modern Classic Rock because of all the different elements and textures to the music we were creating.”
 
KING OF HEARTS ‘King Of Hearts’ will be released worldwide November 22.
 
Please enjoy a preview of the album with this EPK:
 
 
 
Mon
25
Nov

BRETT WALKER 'Last Parade' Box Set SALE PRICE

Artist: 
Friday, November 23, 2018
Categories: 
BRETT WALKER “Last Parade” – The Complete Unreleased Archives 6CD Box Set
 
SALE PRICE - THIS WEEK ONLY, WHILE STOCK LASTS
 
$79 (includes airmail shipping worldwide)
 
The 6 discs are split again into 2 volumes, each housing the 3CDs in a regular size jewelcase, with the usual full artwork packaging all MRR releases have.
 
These two volumes are then housed in a longbox slipcase, accompanied by an equal sized deluxe 24 page booklet featuring photos, credits and especially written liner notes from the people that knew Brett best and/or worked with him – his wife Sheron Hope Walker, Magnus Soderqvist, Derek Oliver, David Prater, Matt MacKelvie, Tommy “Mugs” Cain, Brian Brinkerhoff, Nick Gilder, Bryan Lynn Jones and of course, my own experiences working with Brett and some insight behind the construction of this project.
 
‘Last Parade’ is strictly limited to 500 units worldwide. LIMITED BOX SET NUMBERS LEFT
 
 
 
Fri
04
Oct

BRETT WALKER 'Last Parade' Box Set LOW STOCK WARNING

Artist: 
Friday, November 23, 2018
Categories: 
BRETT WALKER “Last Parade” – The Complete Unreleased Archives 6CD Box Set
 
LIMITED QUANTITIES LEFT - ALMOST DOWN TO SINGLE FIGURES - ONCE GONE, GONE FOREVER
 
$99 (includes airmail shipping worldwide) ‘Last Parade’ is strictly limited to 500 units worldwide.
 

The set features 6 discs spanning Brett’s entire career.

The audio has been meticulously remastered and perfected by JK Northrup, then further analysed and organised over several months by myself and has now been sequenced into what I consider six beautifully flowing albums. In total there is over 100 songs, with almost all of them previously unreleased.
 
BRETT WALKER “Last Parade” Ltd Ed Box Set is priced at $99 (includes shipping, airmail worldwide). Included is:
 
6CDs; Deluxe Packaging & 24 Page Deluxe Book + 50 Bonus Digital Download tracks
 
The 6 discs are split again into 2 volumes, each housing the 3CDs in a regular size jewelcase, with the usual full artwork packaging all MRR releases have.
 
These two volumes are then housed in a longbox slipcase, accompanied by an equal sized deluxe 24 page booklet featuring photos, credits and especially written liner notes from the people that knew Brett best and/or worked with him – his wife Sheron Hope Walker, Magnus Soderqvist, Derek Oliver, David Prater, Matt MacKelvie, Tommy “Mugs” Cain, Brian Brinkerhoff, Nick Gilder, Bryan Lynn Jones and of course, my own experiences working with Brett and some insight behind the construction of this project.
 
‘Last Parade’ is strictly limited to 500 units worldwide. LIMITED BOX SET NUMBERS LEFT
 
Buy now:
 
 
 

 
 
Thu
05
Sep

CANNONBALLZ - 8Ballz2Many (Showcase)

Artist: 
Friday, May 10, 2019
8Ballz2Many
Produced By: 
Cannonballz
Release Date: 
May 10
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
AOR, MelodicRock, Prog/Pop
Categories: 
SOLD OUT
 
 
Who are CANNONBALZ? Check this lineup for some of the best musicians on the planet!
 
Vocals - Robbie LaBlanc (Fury, Blanc Faces, Find Me, Solo)
Guitars - Alan Friedman (The Accounting Crows, Sessions, Solo)
Bass - Doug Wimbish (Living Colour, Tackhead, Mick Jagger)
Keyboards - Vince DiCola (Transformers, Storming Heaven, Rocky IV, Staying Alive)
Drums & Percussion - Jonathan Mover (Marillion, The Tubes, GTR, Joe Satriani)
 
So what are this band of musicial icons doing together?
 
Only making one of the best AOR/rock/midwestern/pop records you’ll ever hear, that’s what!
There’s not one note out of place on this monster album - an eclectic mix of classic rock influences, with a level of musicianship completely off the scale.
 
MRR A&R Andrew McNeice: "I'm so proud and thrilled to have these guys and this amazing album on MRR. The crisp, sharp production allows all the many layers to breathe and showcase the extraordinary talents these guys have. This is one of the finest albums for musicianship that I have heard in years!"
 
After recording a few records with various well-known musicians, guitarist/songwriter Alan Friedman wanted to form a band with his favorite drummer, bassist, keyboardist and vocalist. His choices were easy, as he enlisted drummer Jonathan Mover (Aretha Franklin, Alice Cooper, Joe Satriani), bassist Doug Wimbish (Living Colour, Jeff Beck, TackHead), keyboardist Vince DiCola (film score composer of ‘Rocky IV’ & ‘The Transformers: The Movie’), and killer AOR vocalist Robbie LaBlanc (Find Me, Fury).
 
Together, they spent three days in L.A. studio “The Steakhouse” and wrote this entire record from scratch, including a complete rearrangement of the Beatles’ “Tomorrow Never Knows.” One of Jonathan’s many girlfriends (and there have been many) always called Alan “Kannenballs” because the name of Alan’s CPA firm is “Friedman, Kannenberg & Company.” And as they say, the rest is history.
 
MelodicRock Records is honoured to be in the presence of such company and proudly releases the album ‘8Ballz2Many’ worldwide officially May 10.
 
Track Listing:
01. Sari 5:24
02. Never Giving Up 4:18
03. When I Think Of You 4:24
04. Justin Thyme 6:41
05. Heart Without A Soul 6:34
06. Sammy On The Wall 4:20
07. I’ll Take The Pain 5:02
08. Lost In Time 5:09
09. URanus? MYanus! 6:22
10. Tomorrow Never Knows (Lennon/McCartney) 6:40
 
Produced by Jonathan Mover
Mixed by Fran Flannery
 
 
Sat
20
Jul

MARK BAKER - The Future Ain't What It Used To Be (Showcase)

SOLD OUT! DIGITAL COMING SOON
 
MARK BAKER 'The Future Ain't What It Used To Be'
 
The name Mark Baker may not be immediately recognisable to many, but for liner note/album credits junkies, it signifies top shelf AOR songwriting. Whether it be anthems or ballads, a Mark Baker song means memorable hooks and a big chorus.
 
Mark Baker is the man behind the iconic Signal ‘Loud & Clear’ album as well as many other songs including tracks for 38 Special, Paris Black, Triumph and Boulevard.
He was also the main co-writer on House Of Lords’ acclaimed ‘Demons Down’ record, re-joining as co-writer on some of the band’s more recent albums too.
 
‘The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be’ is a compilation of Mark’s songwriter demos from the 80s and 90s. The songwriter demos feature various singers, including the best session vocalist of them all – Mark Free. I’m pleased to say there are several unreleased Mark Free vocals.
 
But that’s not all – there are some original demos from the House Of Lords ‘Demon’s Down’ record as well as an appearance from Chicago’s Bill Champlin on an amazing AOR anthem.
Several of these demos have been traded online for years and MRR is thrilled to be able to bring one disc of this material to light in July. The tracks come from DAT masters and will as always be remastered by JK Northrup.
 
 
Mark Baker ‘The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be’ will be released worldwide July 26 alongside Outlasted ‘Waiting For Daybreak’.
 
 
Track Listing & Vocalist Featured:
01. Nobody Gets Out Alive (Mark Free) 03:38
02. The Future Ain't What It Used To Be (Mark Free) 04:35
03. Demons Down (Demo Version)(James Christian) 03:34
04. No Pleasure Without The Pain (Demo Version)(James Christian) 05:00
05. Someday You're Gonna Love Someone (Mark Free) 03:45
06. A Little Too Much (Mark Free) 04:23
07. First To Cry (Mark Free) 03:43
08. What Did You Do (Mark Free) 04:27
09. Nothin' (Mark Free) 04:48
10. Dream On Little Dreamer (Bill Champlin) 04:16
11. Give A Little (Vocalsist Unknown) 03:57
12. Cold Day In Hell (James Christian) 04:12
13. Questions Of The Heart (Gary O) 04:59
14. Brighter Day (James Christian) 04:32
15. Only Young (Vocalist Unknown) 04:01
16. Runaway (Mark Free) 03:53
17. Superhero (Mark Free) 04:46
18. X T C O I (Freddy Curci) 03:46
 
 
Fri
19
Jul

OUTLASTED - Waiting For Daybreak (Showcase)

 
SOLD OUT. COPIES AVAILABLE DIRECT FROM THE BAND.
 
 
It is time at least for MelodicRock Records to announce the return of OUTLASTED with their second album 'Waiting For Daybreak', set for release worldwide July 26.
 
“The new album ‘Waiting For Daybreak’ was recorded over a two year period starting right after the release of the debut. We had six songs written and demoed when ‘Into The Night’ was released. We had a clear vision of what we wanted the next album to sound like” says producer and guitarist Terje Fløyli.
 
The album is once again mixed by Ronny Wikmark at Touchdown Studio in Trondheim, Norway. The artwork is designed by Nello Dell’Omo at Art For Music in Naples, Italy and mastering is done by JK Northrup at Alien Productions Music Studio, California USA.
 
 
 
 
“The new album is a natural progression from the debut and showcases a more mature approach to the songwriting process. The first one was written over a ten year period and the lyrics were mostly about love and break ups. The songs on the new album is more uplifting and inspirational.” says keyboardist Odd-Børge.
 
On ‘Waiting For Daybreak’ Glenn Wikran also contributed to the songwriting. “I’m very pleased with the songs on the new album. The first one was written by Terje and Odd-Børge so I was very happy to take part in writing this one. I think we have all evolved and grown over the last few years, something you can hopefully hear in the music.” adds Glenn.
 
Outlasted had a lineup change in the fall of 2018. Andreas Jentoft replaced Rune Pedersen on drums and Lasse Ingebrigtsen replaced Aleksander Schjølberg on bass. Glenn Wikran (vocals), Odd-Børge Hansen (keys) and Terje Fløyli (guitars) remain from the original lineup.
 
One of the new breed of Scandinavian rock bands, Outlasted picks up the mantle of classic rock and wears it with distinction. A five-piece band based in Norway, Outlasted fuses the sound of the golden age of recording with the compelling songwriting of classic rock and brings both into the future with modern production techniques and stellar musicianship.
 
 
 

 

 
Fri
07
Jun

FICTION SYXX - The Alternate Me (Showcase)

 
FICTION SYXX has completed work on their sophomore release, ‘The Alternate Me’ which will be released worldwide via MRR June 28.
 
The album follows the acclaimed debut ‘Tall Dark Secrets’, released in 2017.
 
FICTION SYXX mixes progressive hard rock with a nuance of melodic rock. The first release from this project was a way to bring a talented core of seasoned musicians together and to bring several guest artists and what came out of the effort is a solid 11 songs of progressive rock.
 
PRE-ORDER FICTION SYXX - The Alternate Me ($15 + $5 airmail shipping worldwide) Get 3 Tracks In Advance
 
 
 
 
Fiction Syxx is:
Mark Allen Lanoue - Lead Vocals & Guitar
JK Northrup - Guitar, B. Vocals & Production
Rory Faciane - Drums
Larry Hart - Bass
Eric Ragno – Keyboards
 
The new album picks up where the debut left off, but at the same time, dials everything up 3 notches. The musicianship, the complexities of the songs, the production and the hooks. All maximized for fan enjoyment.
 
FICTION SYXX is the brain child of songwriter/vocalist/guitarist, Mark Allen Lanoue. But like all ideas, including musical ones, it is not just about the writing; it is about the delivery. So, after writing the first song called “Welcome to my Nightmare” for this new musical journey, Mark started talking with friend and multi-talented musician/songwriter/producer, JK Northrup (KING KOBRA, XYZ) about starting a project that would be framed around a core of members.
 
The album was Produced, Mixed and Mastered by JK Northrup at Alien Productions Music Studio, Carmichael CA, USA. www.fictionsyxxrocks.com / www.alien111.com
 
 
 
 

 
Mon
27
May

MRR100 Final Track Listing Revealed With Audio Samples

Friday, May 31, 2019
Categories: 
 
2019 sees MRR reach the milestone of 100 releases. So what better way to celebrate the milestone than a compilation of the artists featured on MRR.
 
This however, isn’t your average ‘best of’ affair – this compilation will feature songs that didn’t make the albums MRR released – hence the title ‘Left Off The First 99’.
 
‘Left Off The First 99’ will offer a range of bonus tracks featured from the first 99 releases, plus some exclusive unreleased tracks from the recording sessions that spawned those albums.
 
And for good measure – a little taste of what’s to come in the year ahead, with some exclusive preview tracks from upcoming MRR releases.
 
MRR100 is a 2CD set priced at $25 (including airmail shipping) and is strictly limited to 500 units.
 
 
PRE-ORDER MRR100 'Left Off The First 99' (OUT MAY 31)
 
 
MRR100 – Track Listing (Not Yet Mastered - Click For Soundbytes)
 
Disc One:
02.  Scherer/Batten - Blue Letter (Unreleased) 03:31 
03.  Hearts On Fire - Fade Away (Demo) 03:17
04.  All I Know - Only You (Non Album Bonus Track) 02:22
05.  LastWorld - Lose You Now (Unreleased) 03:40
06.  Boulevard - Good Enough (2017 Unreleased) 04:29
07.  Brett Walker - Better Than Goodbye (Unreleased Remix) 04:19
08. The Radio Sun - The Way (Unreleased From Debut Album Sessions) 04.11
09.  Nitrate - All I Need (Japanese Bonus Track) 04:50
10.  Andreas Novak - No Vacation (Unreleased Alt Mix, Extended Version) 04:41
11.  Arti Tisi - Mama Sweet Evil (Demo)(Unreleased Extended Version) 04:21
12. Tony Mills & Hardway - Remember Me (Unreleased, Writers Demo) 05:26
13.  Waldo & Rosen Feat. Graham Bonnet - Hearts Under Fire (Unreleased Demo) 04:07
14.  All I Know - Consume Me (Non Album Bonus Track) 02:50
15. JK Northrup & David Cagle - Promises To God (Japanese Bonus Track) 04:15
16.  Jim Shepard - Love, I'm Over You (Non Album Bonus Track) 03:20
17.  Nalle Pahlsson's Royal Mess - Finally (Japan Bonus Track) 03:09
18. Street Talk - Sniper (Instrumental)(Unreleased) 04:44
19. Secret - Fly Away (Instrumental)(Japanese Bonus Track) 04:28
 
Disc Two: (Mastered Audio - Click For Soundbytes)

01. Tony Mitchell - All She Wrote (Unreleased Solo Version) 04:54
02. House Of Shakira - Financial Times (Non Album Bonus Track) 03:32
03. Outlasted - Chains Of Destiny (New Preview Track) 03.45
04. Cannonballz - When I Think Of You (Unreleased Extended Version) 06:53
05. Mecca - Unknown (Unreleased Alt Mix Demo) 04.29
06. Paris - Don't Say A Word (Non Album Bonus Track) 04:44
07. Ferreira - Higher (New Preview Track, Rough Mix) 04:50
08. Roadkill - Dirty Girls (New Re-Recording) 03.21
09. The Vague - Love Is Alright Tonight (Working Class Dogs, Non Album Bonus Track) 03:25
10. American Heartbreak - Human Touch (Working Class Dogs, Non Album Bonus Track) 04:07
11. House Of Shakira - Shell Shock (Non Album Bonus Track) 04:10
12. Paris - Stronger (Non Album Bonus Track) 04:05
13. Brett Walker - Seeing You Around (Unreleased Longer Version) 05:04
14*. Mark Baker Feat. Mark Free - Nobody Gets Out Alive (Unreleased Writers Demo) 03:38 (No Audio)
15*. Silent Tiger - Chasing The Wind (Debut Single; Final Mix) 04:37 (No Audio)
16*. Super Monaco - Second Sight (Preview Track) 04:02
17*. The Randall Archives - Love Forever Story (Feat. James Christian)(Unreleased) 04.20
* Release Details To Be Announced
 
 

 

 
Tue
09
Apr

LASTWORLD - Time (Showcase)

Artist: 
Friday, April 12, 2019
Time
Produced By: 
Jim Shepard
Release Date: 
April 12
Released: 
Worldwide
Categories: 
 
ALL SOUNDBYTES NOW ADDED! PRE-ORDERS GET AUDIO FRIDAY. CDs SHIP NEXT WEEK.
 
MelodicRock Records is excited to announce the release of the debut album ‘Time’ from new American melodic rock outfit LASTWORLD.
 
What do you do when two of your artists come to you asking for something else to get stuck into? You put them together!
LASTWORLD is guitarist/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter JIM SHEPARD and vocalist DAVID CAGLE.
 
Their paring was a case of perfect timing, with Jim recently releasing his acclaimed last album ‘Jaded’ and David Cagle looking to further enhance his vocal reputation after the monster JK Northrup & David Cagle record. Both guys wanted to keep busy, so MRR introduced the pair to see what could happen.
 
Magic it seems – with Jim delivering his best songs and performance to date and David once again delivering a flawless rock vocal showcase.
The master of mastering, JK Northrup as always has given the sonics a boost, so fans get to hear the best version of these recordings.
 
The debut LASTWORLD album ‘Time’ will be released April 12.
 
 
 
Pre-order now and get the two songs previewed today delivered to your inbox. And exclusive to those that pre-order direct from MRR, a bonus digital thirteenth track to be delivered soon.
 
 
 
 
Audio Preview – ‘Over The Lie’ & ‘Cry’:
 
 
JIM SHEPARD is an American independent multi-instrumentalist who has recorded several solo albums as well as his band Taxi, who dominated the Northwest Indiana rock scene in the 90s.
Award-winning international singer DAVID CAGLE has recorded vocals on more than 1000 songs over the past 10 years for clients all over the world, covering multiple genres of music. Although a singer of many styles, Cagle is most known for his melodic, soulful rock voice.
 
MRR will release the debut LASTWORLD album ‘Time’ worldwide April 12. Pre-orders are available now.
 
 
 
 
 
Thu
28
Feb

MARTIE PETERS GROUP - Unfinished Business (Showcase)

Friday, March 15, 2019
Unfinished Business
Produced By: 
Martie Peters
Running Time: 
39
Release Date: 
March 15
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Melodic Rock
Categories: 
ALL SOUNDBYTES NOW ONLINE TO SAMPLE
 
MelodicRock Records is thrilled to announce the signing of Danish AOR hero MARTIE PETERS for his new MARTIE PETERS GROUP record ‘Unfinished Business’, due March 15.
 
The new album is fabulous and filled with glorious melodic rock anthems that all fans of PUSH & the first two MPG albums will immediately recognise.
 
 
PRE-ORDER NOW
 
MARTIE PETERS GROUP - 'Unfinished Business' - OUT MARCH 15 ($16 + $5 worldwide airmail shipping)
 
 
 
MARCH MELODICROCK DEAL:
 
MARTIE PETERS GROUP - 'Unfinished Business' & MICHAEL JESSEN - 'Bulletproof' - OUT MARCH 15 ($30 + $5 worldwide airmail shipping) SAVE $7
 
 
 
NEW AUDIO:
 
 
Hard rock singer MARTIE PETERS bounces back with the comeback of a lifetime and a new album in 2019. The new album is aptly titled "Unfinished Business" and after a ten-year absence from the hard rock scene, Peters and his group return with catchy hooks and heavy, grooving guitar riffs. Legendary producer NEIL KERNON (Dokken, Britny Fox, Hall & Oates, Queensrÿche and many, many more) handled the mix.
 
Martie comments: “I am absolutely delighted about working with Andrew McNeice again, it feels like a homecoming. I have spent a lot of blood, sweat and hard work on this new album. It is such a thrill for me that Andrew and MelodicRock Records are on the same team as me.
The forthcoming batch of songs are in good hands and that makes me PROUD!”
 
MRR’s Andrew McNeice: “Martie and I have been mates for almost as long as I’ve been running MR. I’ve always been a huge fan of his work and style, so much so that I had them as part of the first MRF event back in 2007. I’m thrilled Martie has shown faith in MRR to get this cracking new album out to fans soon.”
 
Today Martie Peters and MRR are pleased to launch the lead track, with this lyric video:
 
 
Produced by Martie Peters
Mixed by Neil Kernon
Mastered by JK Northrup at Alien Productions
Audio editing by Lukas Fredriksson
 
The album line-up includes all keyboards by the great ERIC RAGNO and guitars Konstantin Raidovski; bass Bent “BJ” Joergensen; drums Felix Engel + guests.
 
 
 
Thu
28
Feb

MICHAEL JESSEN - Bulletproof (Showcase)

Friday, March 15, 2019
Bulletproof
Produced By: 
Michael Jessen
Running Time: 
39.51
Release Date: 
March 15
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Hard Rock
Categories: 
HEAR SOUNDBYTES FOR ALL TRACKS NOW --->
 
MelodicRock Records is excited to welcome guitarist MICHAEL JESSEN to the label.
 
MRR will release Michael’s new album ‘Bulletproof’ alongside fellow Dane Martie Peters on March 15.
 
PRE-ORDER NOW
 
MICHAEL JESSEN - 'Bulletproof' - OUT MARCH 15 ($16 + $5 worldwide airmail shipping)
 
 
 
MARCH MELODICROCK DEAL:
 
MARTIE PETERS GROUP - 'Unfinished Business' & MICHAEL JESSEN - 'Bulletproof' - OUT MARCH 15 ($30 + $5 worldwide airmail shipping) SAVE $7
 
 
 
NEW AUDIO:
 
 
 
Born and raised in Denmark, Michael Jessen played with several rock bands through his youth, including “McTamparcs” to “High Octane”, “RockStar” and several others.
He picked up the guitar by the age of 15, and a childhood friend taught him how to play the main riff for AC/DC’s “Hells Bells”.
 
For 2014’s debut ‘Memories’, Michael teamed with one of his vocal heroes Goran Edman, who I am very pleased to say is back in the frontman role for all vocals on the new ‘Bulletproof’ release.
 
The full album credits are:
 
Line-up:
Vocals: Göran Edman
Guitars: Michael Jessen
Bass: Christoffer Hoås
Drums: Mads Grunnet
 
All songs written by Michael Jessen
Produced by Christian Bonde and Michael Jessen
Mastered by Christian Bonde at CB Studios, Denmark
Guest Vocals on Beautiful Life by Lydia Salnikova
Piano on Beautiful Life by Morten Dybro
 
 
With this announcement, MRR and Michael Jessen are pleased to present the lead track from the album, ‘Coming Home Tonight’.
 
 
MelodicRock Records will release MICHAEL JESSEN ‘Bulletproof’ WORLDWIDE ON March 15.
 
 
Thu
31
Jan

TERRA NOVA - Raise Your Voice (Showcase)

Artist: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Raise Your Voice
Produced By: 
Fred Hendrix
Release Date: 
2019
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
AOR
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records is pleased to announce the return of TERRA NOVA with their new, 7th studio album ‘Raise Your Voice’ SHIPPING OUT ONE WEEK LATE on February 4.
 
The new studio album will feature a different running order for this release (compared to the Japanese release), as well as having alternative artwork and one exclusive additional track.
 
Best of all – pre-order now and a digital download of the full album will be delivered to your inbox within 24hrs.
 
 
 
 
FULL LENGTH PREVIEWS:
 
 
 
 
Raise Your Voice is the 7th 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, Man With A Mission 2004 and Reinvent Yourself in 2015.
 
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 2015 Terra Nova was signed by Melodic Rock Records for the world and King Records for Japan.
 
Now the band continue their legacy with Raise Your Voice, filled with yet more of the band’s classic pomp-melodic rock goodness!
 
 
 
 
 
Tue
08
Jan

BRETT WALKER 'Last Parade' Box Set Out Now

Artist: 
Friday, November 23, 2018
Categories: 
BRETT WALKER “Last Parade” – The Complete Unreleased Archives 6CD Box Set
 
OUT NOW - LIMITED QUANTITIES LEFT
 
$99 (includes airmail shipping worldwide) ‘Last Parade’ is strictly limited to 500 units worldwide.
 
 
- Customers that purchase the box set will recieve 50 digital bonus tracks. Yes, 50!!! Details below. These will be delivered digitally upon purchase.
- Customers that purchase the box set will recieve an additional digital download - 'The Best Of Last Parade' - to enjoy while you wait for shipping.
- AOR Heaven, AnderStein Japan and NEH Records have stock on the way to them.
- Amazon will have limited stock in 2 weeks.

The set features 6 discs spanning Brett’s entire career.

The audio has been meticulously remastered and perfected by JK Northrup, then further analysed and organised over several months by myself and has now been sequenced into what I consider six beautifully flowing albums. In total there is over 100 songs, with almost all of them previously unreleased.
 
BRETT WALKER “Last Parade” Ltd Ed Box Set is priced at $99 (includes shipping, airmail worldwide). Included is:
 
6CDs; Deluxe Packaging & 24 Page Deluxe Book + 50 Bonus Digital Download tracks
 
The 6 discs are split again into 2 volumes, each housing the 3CDs in a regular size jewelcase, with the usual full artwork packaging all MRR releases have.
 
These two volumes are then housed in a longbox slipcase, accompanied by an equal sized deluxe 24 page booklet featuring photos, credits and especially written liner notes from the people that knew Brett best and/or worked with him – his wife Sheron Hope Walker, Magnus Soderqvist, Derek Oliver, David Prater, Matt MacKelvie, Tommy “Mugs” Cain, Brian Brinkerhoff, Nick Gilder, Bryan Lynn Jones and of course, my own experiences working with Brett and some insight behind the construction of this project.
 
‘Last Parade’ is strictly limited to 500 units worldwide. LIMITED BOX SET NUMBERS LEFT
 
Buy now:
 
 
 

 
INCLUDED AS PART OF THE $99 SET:
 
VOLUME ONE - FOUNDATIONS
 
Disc One:
The Early Years – Solo Demos & 91-93 Demos (Quality Varies Throughout)
 
Disc Two:
Person To Person & More – The Complete P2P Recordings
 
Disc Three:
Album Cuts – The Alt-Mixes & Alt Versions
 
VOLUME TWO – THE UNRELEASED RECORDINGS
 
Disc Four:
The Unreleased AOR Vaults – Part One The AOR Anthems
 
Disc Five:
The Unreleased AOR Vaults – Part Two More Anthems & Guest Spots
 
Disc Six:
Midwestern Moods - The Unreleased Midwestern Vaults
 

BRETT WALKER – “Last Parade” BOX SET TRACK LISTING
 
The Early Demos (Quality Varies Throughout)
 
01. Crossroads Motel (91-93 Demo)
02. Don’t Say Goodnight (Early Demo)
03. Better Than Goodbye (Early Demo)
04. Big Electric City (91-93 Demo)
05. Bad Time For Goodbye (Early Demo)
06. Hard To Find An Easy Way (91-93 Demo)
07. I’ll Be Seeing You Around (Early Demo)
08. Take Me Home (Early Demo)
09. No Sense In Falling (91-93 Demo)
10. More Than A Memory (91-93 Demo)
11. I’ll Never Be The Same (91-93 Demo)
12. One Foot In Heaven (Early Demo)
13. Never Gave Roses (Early Demo)
14. She Don’t Live Here Anymore (91-93 Demo)
15. Waiting For Love (Original Demo)
16. After The Tears Have Gone (Early Demo)
 
Album Cuts – The Alt Mixes/Alt Versions
 
01. Hard To Find An Easy Way (Early Solo Version)
02. It’s A Good Thing (Rock Mix)
03. Bad Time For Goodbye (Alt Mix)
04. American Dreamer (Rock Version)
05. Rain Dance (Rock Mix)
06. Everything I Want To Do (Piano Ballad Version)
07. Bring Back The Night (Alt Mix)
08. Long Way Down (Rock Mix)
09. Can’t Stay Too Long (Alt Mix)
10. Drown In Your Ocean (Edited Version)
11. Give A Little (Alt Mix)
12. Give Me Back Tomorrow (Solo Acoustic Version)
13. Rain Dance (Acoustic AOR Version)
14. Someday I’m Going To Be Famous (Original Demo)
15. Take Me Home (Raw Demo)
16. Better Than Goodbye (Rock Version)
17. Quicksand (Alt Mix)
 
Person To Person – The Complete Original Recordings
 
01. Undercover Lover (Brian Jones/Brett Walker Vocals)
02. Never Be The Same (Brian Jones/Brett Walker Vocals)
03. Lecia
04. Careless Nights
05. Hard To Find An Easy Way
06. No Shortcut To Paradise
07. Far Cry From Love
08. Waiting For Love
09. I’ll Never Be The Same
10. No Sense In Falling (Extended)
11. One Night Away
12. No Fire Without You (Keyboard Mix)
13. Outta Site
14. Eye For Love
15. More Than A Memory
16. Undercover Lover (Live)
17. Waiting For Your Love (Live)
18. Burning In The 3rd Degree (Live)
 
The Unreleased Archives – Vol. 1 – The AOR Anthems
 
01. Still A Dream Away (Demo Version)
02. Branded
03. Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
04. Don’t Turn Out The Lights (Brett Vocals; Guitar Mix)
05. After The Tears Have Gone
06. I’ll Be Seeing You Around
07. A Far Cry From Love (Faster Version)
08. Higher Ground
09. Who’s Gonna Be In Tears
10. So Close And Yet So Far Away
11. Heaven Stops The Rain
12. In This Crazy World
13. Still A World Away
14. One Foot In Heaven
15. On The Train Again
16. Countless
17. Last Parade
 
The Unreleased Archives – Vol. 2 – More Anthems & Guest Spots
 
01. Always A Place
02. A Little Too Late
03. Fools Paradise
04. Heaven Only Knows
05. Wrong Side Of Love
06. Not About To Give In
07. All I Need Tonight (Guitar Mix)
08. Take Me To The River (Heavy Version)
09. No Reasons Of The Heart
10. Silver And Gold
11. Bring You To Life
12. Hard To Leave (Demo; Carl Dixon Vocal)
13. Don’t Turn Out The Lights (Demo; Carl Dixon Vocal)
14. She’s A Touch Like You (Carl Dixon Vocal)
15. A Taste Of Love (Demo; Carl Dixon Vocal)
16. More Than A Memory (Carl Dixon Vocal)
17. One Good Reason (Carl Dixon Vocal)
18. Don’t Turn Out The Lights (Michelle Rohl Vocal)
 
The Unreleased Archives – Vol. 3 – The Midwestern Moods
 
01. Steady Love On Shaky Ground
02. I Know You’re Still Around
03. The World
04. Hit The Dream
05. Believe Me
06. Never Too Late
07. Good Enough (from Rock For Japan Comp)
08. Hard To Break
09. Catchin’ On (from SJV Sessions)
10. Alright By Me (from SJV Sessions)
11. Rights To Yesterday (from SJV Sessions)
12. Living On The Moon
13. Wherever
14. Photographic Life
15. Shine
16. Stranger In Town
17. Feels Like Forever
 
BRETT WALKER “Last Parade” Ltd Ed Box Set is priced at $99 (includes shipping, airmail worldwide)
 
‘Last Parade’ is strictly limited to 500 units worldwide.
 
Buy now:
 
 
 

 
50 DIGITAL BONUS TRACKS (All WAV Format):
 
Bonus 1 - A Little Bit Of This & A Lot Of That
A Far Cry From Love (Slower Vers)
All I Need (Less Guitar)
Alright By Me (Lower Guitar Solo)
BW Radio Plug
Didn't Mean To Say Goodbye (91-93 Demo)
Don't Mean Much
Drown In Your Ocean (Half Inst)
Give A Little Love (91-93 Demo)
I Could Be Wrong (Alt Version)
It's A Good Thing (First Mix)
Last Parade (Early Demo)
Lecia (Live Acoustic, Swedish TV4, 1994)
Living On The Moon (Remix)
More Than a Memory (Alt Mix Demo)
More Than A Memory (Demo, Carl Dixon Vocal)
No Reasons Of The Heart (Alt Mix)
No Sense In Falling (Outake)
One Good Reason (Lower Vocal)
Quicksand (Early Alt Mix)
Rain Dance (2nd Mix)
Rain Dance (Less Chorus Vox)
Rain In My Heart (Louder Backing Vox)
So Close So Far Away (Different Source)
Taste of Love (Carl Dixon Version)
Taste Of Love (Jimi Jamison Version)
 
Bonus Material 2 – Gone South: The Country Demos
Buy You A Cadillac
Don't Come Back Crying (Inst)
Don't Come Back Crying
Elvis (95)
Hollywood Rodeo
Less Of Me
My Old Friend Whiskey
Never Take My Rag Doll From Me
 
Bonus Material 3 - The Instrumentals
After The Tears (Inst)
Always A Place (Inst)
Bring You To Life (Inst)
Didn't Mean To Say Goodbye (Inst)
Don't Come Back Crying (Inst)
Everything I Want To Do (Ballad Version, Inst)
Fooled Again (Inst)
Hard Dark Music (Inst)
Hard To Find An Easy Way (Mixed For TV Inst)
Heaven Only Knows (Inst)
It Looks A Lot Like Rain (Inst)
It's A Good Thing (Inst)
Lecia (Mixed For TV Inst)
Solo Piano (Freeform 1)
Solo Piano (Freeform 2)
Stranger In Town (Inst)
Untitled (Mid Tempo Inst)
 

For those that aren't interested in the full box set with all the exclusive extras and bonus material, you can simply purchase either one of the 3-Disc sets as a stand alone product. These are packaged as regular shrinkwrapped jewelcases.

Pre-order BRETT WALKER “LAST PARADE” CDs ONLY - Volume 1 (Discs 1, 2, 3)($35 - includes airmail shipping)
 
 
 
 
Pre-order BRETT WALKER “LAST PARADE” CDs ONLY Volume 2 (Discs 4, 5, 6)($35 - includes airmail shipping)
 
 

 

 
Mon
12
Nov

ROADKILL - Ruled By Machines (Showcase)

Artist: 
Friday, November 2, 2018
Ruled By Machines
Produced By: 
Joe Haley
Release Date: 
Out Now
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Hard Rock
Categories: 
 
Oz rockers ROADKILL are set to release their follow up to their critically acclaimed 2016 CD, 'Extinct', via MelodicRock Records!
 
OUT NOW!
 
 
 
The new album ‘Ruled By Machines’ and is again produced by Psycroptic guitarist, JOE HALEY and features 11 songs of old school hard rock, heavy metal music!
 
Recorded at Hobart's AAA studios in March 2018, 15 songs were recorded, with the new product featuring an even heavier flavour than its predecessor. The additional tracks recorded will appear at some point to come.
 
In support of the new CD, ROADKILL will be playing 2 shows in Tasmania in October - Saturday 20th @ the Republic Bar & Cafe (Hobart) and Sunday Oct 21 @ The Longley Hotel (Longley) as 'special guests' to Sydney based hard rock quartet, Rose Carleo Band - who will be promoting their new CD, "Battle Scars"!
 
 
 
ROADKILL will also be appearing in Sydney for 2 shows in the first weekend of November - Saturday Nov. 3 @ Bald Face Stag for 'Steel Assassins 2018' and Sunday Nov. 4 @ Frankie's Pizza - promoting the new CD!
 
‘Ruled By Machines’ is a hard rocking guitar driven opus for fans of AC/DC, LA Guns, Shakra, Motorhead, Krokus, Kiss and more…
 
 
Tue
30
Oct

HEARTS ON FIRE - Call Of Destiny (Showcase)

Friday, October 19, 2018
Call Of Destiny
Produced By: 
Hearts On Fire
Release Date: 
Out Now
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
AOR / Melodic Rock
Categories: 
 
HEARTS ON FIRE - CALL OF DESTINY
 
The stunning AOR Debut OUT NOW
 
HEARTS ON FIRE are:
Jean Funes - Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Acoustic Guitar (Sound Of Eternity)
Richard Andermyr - Vocals, Guitars (Rian)
Joel Mejia – Drums (Codigo Eterno)
 
With:
Dennis Ward - Bass and Keyboards
Eric Ragno - Keyboards
 
Mixed and Mastered by Dennis Ward
 
NEW VIDEO!
 
 
 
Hearts On Fire is about passion for life. All the songs are born from a place of true inspiration.
We believe that music is the perfect way to express deep emotions like Love, Pain, Regret, sadness etc. and the album ‘Call Of Destiny’ is about that.
 
HEARTS OF FIRE are a long-term project for MRR and the guys, this is definitely going to be one of those debut albums you look back upon as a classic.
 
Stay tuned for more and PREORDER NOW
 
 
 
Formed in 2017, by Jean Funes, guitarist of Sound Of Eternity. He had the vision to create an AOR / Melodic Hard Rock band in the style of his lifetime heroes; Def Leppard, Journey, Whitesnake, Scorpions, Europe, and called his former bandmate in Codigo Eterno, drummer Joel Mejia, who shares this passion and vision of creating new music, and together HEARTS ON FIRE was started.
 
The searching for vocalist begun and Richard Andermyr of Rian was contacted after listening to the great Rian debut album and was introduced by Andrew McNeice. Richard proved to be a perfect fit for the band, not only with his voice but because of his chemistry with the rest of the band. First single was created and recorded as the first song of the project, “Hearts On Fire”, an uplifting mid-tempo song with great hooks and melodies, being the perfect example of what the band have in their hearts to create.
 
Nello Dell’omo created the great logo and the artwork for the debut album titled “Call Of Destiny”, “We chose this name because we believe that it’s our fate to create music and deliver a message from the heart to the listener. Everything happens for a reason and we are together doing this, even with the fact that we are separated by an ocean, so far from each other.” says Jean Funes.
 
“This is the album I always wanted to make” says Jean Funes. “Sound of Eternity had that modern rock touch all over it and I’m proud of the album we made. But Hearts On Fire - Call Of Destiny have all the elements that I’ve always loved from Melodic Rock music and it comes natural for me to create songs in this style, because I grew up listening to all these great bands from the 80’s and early 90’s.”
 
 
Tue
18
Sep

JIMMY WALDO & STEVEN ROSEN - Voices From The Past (Showcase)

Friday, September 28, 2018
Release Date: 
September 28
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Melodic Hard Rock
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records is excited to unveil the full album credits for 'Voices From The Past' - a very special double CD voyage into the heyday of the Los Angeles 80s rock scene, with your hosts Jimmy Waldo & Steven Rosen.
 
Track Listing (& Featured Vocalists)
 
CLICK SONG TITLES FOR SOUNDBYTES
 
Disc 1:
 
Pre-order WALDO/ROSEN - Voices From The Past (2CD Set) $18 + $5 shipping worldwide (Out September 28)
 
 
 
FULL LENGTH PREVIEWS:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pre-order WALDO/ROSEN - Voices From The Past (2CD Set) $18 + $5 shipping worldwide (Out September 28)
 
 
 
 
Thu
30
Aug

TONY MITCHELL - Beggars Gold (Showcase)

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MelodicRock Records is very excited to announce the signing of TONY MITCHELL – the voice of British hard rock band Kiss Of The Gypsy.
 
September 14 will see the release of Tony’s high-energy melodic rock masterpiece, TONY MITCHELL ‘Beggars Gold’, his first solo album since 2011.
 
‘Beggars Gold’ started off as 22 songs, later trimmed to 13, only the best of the best included on the final cut.
 
Tackling issues like self-confidence, bullying, drug/alcohol abuse & homelessness in songs like ‘Stone by Stone’, ‘Beggars Gold’ & ‘In Everyone of Us’, only adds more dynamics to the album.
‘Take a Look at Me Now’, highlights Mitchell’s songwriting craft, written about the disillusioned, talent show generation, with a tongue in cheek, sinister twist.
 
The ‘Beggars Gold’ album tries to give everything that any true melodic/AOR rock fan would want to hear from an album. Mitchell has thrown everything at this one, huge guitar riffs, anthemic choruses, gospel choirs, epic harmonies & raw, honest powerful rock vocals.
 
 
‘Beggars Gold’ will be released via MRR September 14 in two formats - regular jewel case CD and a limited Special Edition.
 
The Limited Special Edition (500 units only) will be a double CD format (jewel case). Featured on the bonus disc is Tony’s 2011 solo release ‘Far Away From Home’.
This hard-rocking release was previously only ever available for a short time direct from Tony and on digital platforms. In this format the double disc set will be housed in a special cardboard slipcase and once sold out, is gone forever.
But that’s not all - there is one more bonus! All Special Edition pre-orders of either will receive an exclusive digital download of a second acoustic solo album Tony recorded to accompany the ‘Far Away From Home’ release.
‘No Man’s Land’ features amore reflective side to Tony Mitchell the ‘rock star’.
 
 
TONY MITCHELL ‘Beggars Gold’ SPECIAL EDITION (2CD, Slipcase)(500 only) $25 (incl. shipping)
 
 
 
TONY MITCHELL ‘Beggars Gold’ Regular Edition $20 (incl. shipping)
 
 
 
 
LISTEN!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tony Mitchell comments: “Beggar’s Gold is an album that has taken many twists & turns as I was writing & recording it. I wanted to write an album that had everything I would want from a melodic/AOR album & more, as a songwriter, I wanted to craft songs that had depth, dynamics, power & anthemic qualities.
I wanted to capture energy & attitude along with meaningful, emotional moments & I think that I have managed achieve that with this album. From the start, I wanted a barrage of songs that would get into the ears of those who like melodic rock with powerful guitars, huge harmonies & memorable hooks.
After pouring my heart & soul into the making of this album, I am very proud of it & in this age of writers/musicians not making any money from releasing their work due to free streaming/downloading etc., it’s my way of saying thanks to all the fans that have kept their faith in me & my music & to all the new fans who want to join me on this journey.
Climb aboard this rock n roll train, put the needle on the record & let’s dance!”
 
A regular edition version will be released in Japan via AnderStein Music with the exclusive bonus track ‘Kiss Of An Angel’, in October.
 
All songs written & composed by Tony Mitchell (c) 2018.
 
Tony Mitchell – Vocals, Guitars, Bass Guitar & Keyboards.
 
Additional Musicians:
Chris Hunt – Lead Guitar
Paul Hume – Lead Guitar
James Marsh – Lead Guitar
Tim Manford – Lead Guitar
Eddie Anthony – Drums
Daniel Sings – Sax on ‘Someone Like You’
Sue Willetts – Vocals on ‘What You Make It’
Rouges Gallery Gospel Choir on ‘Stone By Stone’
 

 
Sat
11
Aug

DANIEL TRIGGER - Right Turn (Showcase)

Friday, August 10, 2018
Right Turn
Produced By: 
Daniel Trigger
Release Date: 
August 10
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Melodic Rock
Categories: 
 
UPDATED LINKS - ALL AUDIO SOUNDBYTES NOW AVAILABLE
 
At the heart of the melodic rock scene is a large number of independent artists, who make music for the love of it, contributing some very fine music but not always getting the attention they deserve.
 
MRR will release DANIEL TRIGGER’s new album ‘Right Turn’ on August 10. You can order the album as well as a deal to grab 'Right Turn' alongside JIM SHEPARD's new album 'Jaded'.
 
OUT NOW DANIEL TRIGGER 'Right Turn' ($15 + $5 worldwide shipping)
 
 
 
SUPPORT NEW ARTISTS Deal: DANIEL TRIGGER 'Right Turn' & JIM SHEPARD 'Jaded' (Out NOW)
(Special Price $29 + FREE worldwide shipping)
 
 
 
 
 
Daniel Trigger is an experienced singer/songwriter from the Midlands, UK who classifies his music as ‘stadium rock’, written to sound at home in an arena, combining big hooks and powerful melodies with anthemic, wide-screen choruses.
And that is the perfect description for Daniel and this album. Seldom will you hear so many hook-driven melodic rockers in one place and while Daniel has an established fan base already, this album is set to reach a whole new fanbase and take his reputation to the next level.
 
With 3 heavy rock albums under his belt, Daniel made the decision in 2017 to return to his melodic roots. The album ‘Right Turn’, steps away from down-tuned heavy rock in favour of greater musical subtleties, infectious melodies and lyrical optimism, and provides the opportunity for Daniel to make more use of instruments such as acoustic guitar and piano.
 
Let’s take a listen, with two tracks from ‘Right Turn’ to check out right now:
 
 
 
Track Listing:
01. Penitence 04:30
02. Days Gone By 04:11
03. Drive 05:21
04. Running Into The Wind 03:32
05. Hold Back The Night 05:19
06. Heavy Heart 04:24
07. Alive 04:38
08. There In Your Heart 04:02
09. Rock N Roll Party 04:11
10. Wheels In Motion 04:02
 
 
 
Sat
11
Aug

JIM SHEPARD - Jaded (Showcase)

Artist: 
Friday, August 10, 2018
Jaded
Produced By: 
Jim Shepard
Release Date: 
August 10
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Melodic Hard Rock
Categories: 
UPDATED LINKS - AUDIO PREVIEWS FOR ALL TRACKS NOW AVAILABLE
 
MRR will release JIM SHEPARD’s third solo album ‘Jaded’ on August 10. Utilising 3 vocalists to deliver Jim’s hard edged melodic rock songs gives the album plenty of variety, while remaining consistent throughout. The punchy songs range from hard rock to AOR and give fans something a little different to appreciate.
 
OUT NOW! JIM SHEPARD 'Jaded' ($15 + $5 worldwide shipping)
 
ALL orders will recieve TWO EXCLUSIVE NON-ALBUM BONUS TRACKS - Been There Before and I Wanna Know. These will be emailed to all orders with the lead singles from the album.
 
 
 
SUPPORT NEW ARTISTS Deal: JIM SHEPARD 'Jaded' & DANIEL TRIGGER 'Right Turn' (Out Aug 10)
(Special Price $29 + FREE worldwide shipping)
 
 
 
 
Today we are going to debut two tracks from the album – the lead track Save The World and Jim’s video for the song we Are Not Alone. Both tracks give a great indication of the album’s sound.
 
 
 
 
JIM SHEPARD – ‘Jaded’ (MRR, Out NOW)
 
01. Save The World 03:00
02. Destiny 03:57
03. My Heart is Mine 03:48
04. We Are Not Alone 03:58
05. What I See 05:36
06. Livin' For Me 03:22
07. I Will Find My Way 03:59
08. M.G.L.G.2. 03:34
09. Love is the Faith 03:24
10. I Still Think About You 03:45
11. Always For You 05:12
 
 
Tue
10
Jul

NITRATE - Real World (Showcase)

Artist: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Real World
Produced By: 
Rob Wylde
Release Date: 
July 20
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Melodic Rock
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records is truly excited to bring a brand new, exciting melodic rock band to light. One that characterises everything many of us love about the 80s and about driving, melodic rock n roll.
 
NITRATE is that band. And the debut album is out July 20 and can be pre-ordered now. Pre-orders will get the lead track and one additional song via email shortly.
 
Pre-order NITRATE 'Real World' (Out July 20)($15 + $5 worldwide shipping)
 
 
 
British rockers NITRATE may be a new name, but you’ll recognise some of the faces.
 
NITRATE is:
Nick Hogg - Guitars & Keyboards
Rob Wylde - Lead, Rhythm, Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals (Midnite City, Tigertailz)
Joss Mennen - Lead & Backing Vocals(Zinatra/Mennen)
Pete Newdeck - Drums & Backing Vocals (Midnite City, Eden’s Curse, Blood Red Saints, Newman)
 
 
 
 
Inspired by the late 80’s rock scene with bands such as, Def Leppard, Europe, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi and GNR, Nitrate is the brainchild of Nick Hogg (guitars/keyboards) who after playing in a few bands in the early 2000’s decided after a long absence from the music scene to get back into song writing again. Needing help, Nick enlisted songwriter/musician Rob Wylde (Midnite City/Tigertailz/Teenage Casket Company) who was back living in Nottingham from the US and had the same musical influences. Rob was able to structure/produce the songs, sing on the demo’s whilst playing drums, bass and guitar. Whilst Nick also played guitar and keyboards.

A year on and with over an albums worth of material, a record contract was signed with MelodicRock Records. With Rob Wylde about to launch Midnite City, the hunt went on for a suitable vocalist to allow Rob the opportunity to focus on launching his new band. Andrew McNeice suggested a few vocalists and was keen to use an authentic 80’s singer, so Nick took the opportunity to contact Joss Mennen (Zinatra/Mennen) and asked if he would be interested in singing lead vocals on the album. (Zinatra’s ‘Great Escape’ being one of Nick’s favourite albums).

To complete the line-up, taking over mixing/drums and adding backing vocals to the album is Pete Newdeck (Midnite City, Eden’s Curse, Blood Red Saints, Newman).
 
After being mixed by Newdeck, the songs were sent to Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) who mastered them at his studio in Canada.
 
Nitrate isn’t a one-off project, Album 2 is already written with the same Hogg/Wylde writing partnership and will be coming your way in 2019.
 
And of course, for such a kick-ass album, we needed kick-ass artwork and Nello Del'Omo delivered big time!
 
Engineered by: Leon Bailey
Mixed by: Pete Newdeck
Mastered by: Harry Hess
Produced by: Rob Wylde
  
Album Artwork by: Nello Dell’Omo
 
Track Listing:
Waiting On You
Crazy Like You
Attraction
Insane
Hot Summer Nights
Crank Up The Weekend
Only You
Real World
Breathe
Dangerous
I'll Be There
 
 
 
 
Tue
19
Jun

JOE CERISANO'S SILVER CONDOR (Showcase)

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Friday, June 22, 2018
Release Date: 
June 20
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Melodic Hard Rock
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records delves back into the archives in June, delivering a blast from the past from respected vocalist JOE CERISANO and the compilation album Joe Cerisano’s Silver Condor ‘Studio Cuts, Rarities and Live Across America’, due out June 22. The 2CD Set is limited to 500 units only.
This two CD set will span his career from the early 80’s through the 2000’s and features an iconic live set from the one and only Silver Condor North American tour in 1981. This is a must have for any fan of Joe’s long and winding career.
 
"I’m really excited about my new double CD Joe Cerisano’s Silver Condor being released on MelodicRock Records. This new CD captures and documents the truth that Silver Condor was for one brief moment one of the major powerhouse bands of the 80’s.  What might have been is alive and well here on this CD. Judge for yourself."
 

PRE-ORDER JOE CERISANO'S SILVER CONDOR - Studio Cuts, Rarities and Live Across America (2CD Set, Limited Edition: 500 Units) $17+5 worldwide shipping

SHIPPING ALL ORDERS THIS MONDAY!

 

 

SOUNDBYTES:

Track Listing:

CD 1
01. For The Sake of Survival (Demo)
02. It's Over (Demo)
03. Standing In The Rain (Demo)
04. Sayin' Goodbye (Demo)
05. I Wanna Thank You (Demo)
06. Goin' For Broke (Taken From ‘Silver Condor’)
07. Trouble At Home (Taken From ‘Trouble At Home’)
08. Goin' Out On The Town (Taken From ‘Trouble At Home’)
09. Holdin' On (Barely) (Taken From ‘Trouble At Home’)
10. Something to Believe In (Unreleased)
11. 500 Miles (Unreleased)
12. Healing Hand (Unreleased)
13. Your Turn To Cry (Unreleased)
14. That's What Writes The Book (Unreleased)
 
Joe Cerisano is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and producer who has the distinction of possessing one of the most familiar voices in America. With musical influences as diverse as Elvis Presley, Little Richard, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, and Sam and Dave, Joe developed a singing style that absorbed this wide variety of influences, mixing them with his native West Virginia dialect created a classic and original American singer's voice.
 
Traveling to the west coast in the early 80’s Joe formed the now legendary California rock band 'Silver Condor' with guitarist Earl Slick (i.e. David Bowie and John Lennon) on Columbia Records. In 1981, Silver Condor released their debut album and had the Top 40 hit "You Could Take My Heart Away." Silver Condor released their sophomore effort "Trouble at Home" in 1983. It boasted an all-star cast including Neal Schon (Journey, Santana), Clarence Clemmons (E Street Band), Waddy Wachtel (Stevie Nicks), Kenny Aaronson (Derringer, Billy Idol) and Steve Plunket (Autograph).
 
Joe has continued to be a prolific songwriter and is set to release Joe Cerisano’s Silver Condor - “Studio Cuts, Rarities and Live across America”.
 
 
Sat
28
Apr

THE SENIOR MANAGEMENT - Heart & Soul (Showcase)

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Heart & Soul
Produced By: 
Dennis Heltorp
Release Date: 
May 30
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
AOR, Pop, Country, Melodic Rock
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records is overjoyed to be bringing one of our favourite vocalists to the label. The mighty, Goran Edman is the frontman for the latest signing to the label, THE SENIOR MANAGEMENT.
 
MRR isn’t afraid to take chances when the music demands attention and The Senior Management is a no-brainer. Their mature mix of styles pushes the boundaries of melodic rock, westcoast AOR while including a touch of country and acoustic pop/rock.
 
The debut self-titled album is being exclusively handled by MRR for the CD format, with a digital release due early next month.
 
The MRR CD release will be a limited edition and is released May 30.
 

PRE-ORDER THE SENIOR MANAGEMENT "Heart & Soul"
($15+$5 Worldwide Shipping)
 
 

MRR MAY PRE-ORDER DEAL
THE SENIOR MANAGEMENT & RUST N RAGE
(Both CDs For $30 & Pay Just $3 Worldwide Shipping)
 
 

 
Check out these two monster songs that bookend the debut album:
 
 
 
The Senior Management Bio:
In the summer of 2015 guitarist Dennis Heltorp and drummer Henrik Zetterlund formed the rock band The Senior Management. Together they have been involved in different
music project since the late 80’s. During the first half of the 90’s they collaborated in the band
Y.M.I where they reached the finals in the Swedish championship of rock music.
 
In the mid 90’s Y.M.I played at a rock festival and was warm up act for Billionaires Boys Club who
was headlining. Billionaires Boy Club was Jörg Fischer (Accept), Anders Johansson (Yngwie Malmsteen) Göran Edman (Yngwie Malmsten, John Norum) and Magnus Rosén (Hammerfall).
Magnus was at the time in the beginning of his career and that later would bring him to several successful years with Hammerfall. Göran had recently left Yngwie Malmsteen
band when he replaced Marc Boals in Billionaires Boys Club. During this rock festival, it was the
first time we all met and none of us had any idea that we 20 years later would team up together as
The Senior Management.
 
Dennis Heltorp: “In order to find our sound, we did some demos with different voices like Tony Martin from Black Sabbath and Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, Soto, Sons Of Apollo). However, all pieces fell into place after the first demo run with Göran. He finally added with his voice and amazing vocal harmonies the missing piece to complete our sound.”
 
Some listeners say that The Senior Management sound like a blend of The Eagles and Thin Lizzy.
Others have said they sound like Journey or Bon Jovi.
 
 
Sat
28
Apr

RUST N RAGE - Tales From The Wasteland (Showcase)

Artist: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Tales From The Wasteland
Release Date: 
May 30
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Melodic Rock, Hard Rock
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records is excited to announce the signing of one of Finland’s youngest and most hard hitting bands, RUST N RAGE.
 
RUST N RAGE have been kicking ass in their native country, performing since 2010. Their debut album ’Showdown’ was released in 2013, but now it’s time for their mega-cool follow-up, ’Tales From The Wasteland’, which will be released by MRR worldwide outside of Finalnd.
 
PRE-ORDER RUST N RAGE "Tales From The Wasteland"
($15+$5 worldwide shipping)
 
 

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THE SENIOR MANAGEMENT & RUST N RAGE
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Track Listing:
01. Midnight Train 04:10
02. Dancing On The Edge 04:34
03. Riding On The Storm 04:31
04. Hungry For The World 06:09
05. Lethal Injections Of Love 03:46
06. Maze Of Pleasures 04:01
07. Blood On The Cross 06:39
08. Take It Off 04:36
09. Dreamcatcher 05:43
10. Revolution 02:32
 
 
 
Rust n’ Rage - Biography
 
Rust n’ Rage is a rock band formed in 2010, hailing from Pori, the west-coast of Finland. Founding members of the band are guitarist Johnny and drummer Jezzie. The original line-up had a different singer, bassist and also another guitarist, Martti. In the early years of the band, Rust n’ Rage mainly played covers, all the while creating their own material. The bands true spirit and line-up started forming when Vince took the mantle of the singer and Eddy grabbed the bass. Not long after, there was a demo-session of three songs, and two of the songs ended up in the debut album later on. Rust n’ Rage was going on strong as a five-man band, until Martti decided to focus on his own projects and passions. The band decided to keep on going as a four-man group, with only the power of one guitar.
 
At this point, they already had a lot of own material, and it was time to record a debut album. The debut, ”Showdown”, was released in the start of 2013 via local record company, Ektro Records. Three music videos were released from the album, and the record got mainly good reviews from all around the globe. After intense touring around Finland, it was time to start going abroad. Rust n’ Rage went for a six-gig tour, that consisted of gigs in Sweden, Latvia and ended in Estonia, in the summer of 2014.
 
From here, the band had loads of new ass-kickin’ material, and after choosing which songs to record for a second album, all that was left was to start recording it.
In the summer of 2015, Rust n’ Rage started ”Nothing to Lose-tour”, which was done with another Pori based band, Serpico. This tour had gigs in Latvia and Finland, and ended up with eight gigs, all around England.
 
 
From the upcoming album, two singles have been released already: ”Riding on the Storm”, as a lyric video and ”Take it Off”, as a music video. Third video “Dreamcatcher” will be released on spring 2018. The planned release date for the second album, “Tales from the Wasteland”, is coming in May.
 
 
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CAPTAIN BLACK BEARD - Struck By Lightning (Showcase)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Struck By Lightning
Produced By: 
Jona Tee
Release Date: 
April 30
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Melodic Rock
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PRE-ORDER NOW - EARLY DIGITAL AUDIO DELIVERY AHEAD OF CD SHIPPING APRIL 25
 
CAPTAIN BLACK BEARD - Struck By Lightning ($15 + $5 worldwide shipping)
 
 
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Swedish rockers Captain Black Beard have signed with Melodic Rock Records for the release of their new studio album ‘Struck By Lightning’, coming worldwide April 25.
 
The first single and video from the album “All The Pain”, is out now, with the new video 'Dead End Street' making it's debut now:
The new album sees a switch in musical direction for the band, unleashing a wave of powerful new anthemic, pure melodic rock songs.
 
“It’s an honor to work with such enthusiastic champions of our genre.” says bassist Robert Majd.
 
 
In the summer of 2017 Captain Black Beard entered the studio to write a new chapter in the bands history. Robert Majd and Christian Ek along with new lead singer Liv Hansson as well as producer Jona Tee (keyboardist in H.E.A.T) pretty much reinvented the band’s sound.
 
The album that was recorded is called ‘Struck By Lightning’ and features a fresh dose of high energy melodic rock. From the instant catchiness of the opening track “All The Pain” to the heavy closing of “Straight Out Of Hell”, the band combines their AOR influences with their hard rock roots.
 
“This is a tremendous album and I’m really excited for the guys,” states MRR owner Andrew McNeice. “They’ve created a great new sound that brings together everything I love about music – killer songs, big production and hooks and harmonies everywhere. This album is going to put the guys on the map.”
 
Captain Black Beard was formed in 2009. Their self-titled debut album was named one of the "Albums Of The Year" by legendary journalist Geoff Barton of Classic Rock. The follow-up "Before Plastic" featured guest appearances by Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk Railroad) and Mats Karlsson (220 Volt). In 2016 the band released "It's a Mouthful" and toured with Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen, Deep Purple), Robin Beck, House Of Lords and performed at the festival Hard Rock Hell AOR for the second time in their career.
 
A release party will be held in Stockholm, Sweden on the 9th of May. Check out the bands website or facebook-page for all the latest news: www.facebook.com/CaptainBlackBeardBand / www.CaptainBlackBeard.net
 
“Struck By Lightning” will be released via Melodic Rock Records on April 25.
 
 
 
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Apr

STONELAKE - Thunder And Rain (Showcase)

Artist: 
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Thunder And Rain
Produced By: 
StoneLake
Release Date: 
April 30
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Hard Rock
Categories: 
 
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STONELAKE - Thunder And Rain ($15 + $5 worldwide shipping)
 
 
 
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It is with great pleasure that MelodicRock Records announces the signing of Swedish hard rockers StoneLake for the release of their new studio release ‘Thunder And Rain’.
 
It is the third release in a partnership with StoneLake’s founder Jan Akesson, following previous albums from S.A.Y and Jan Akesson’s Shadow Rain.
 
This will be StoneLake’s seventh album and their first in 5 years. The band might have a new updated logo, but ‘Thunder And Rain’ is an album of classic StoneLake you know and love – high octane guitar riffs, pounding rhythm section and layers of vocals and keyboards brining the melody.
 
Bound to appeal to fans of Swedish hard rock, TNT and Yngwie Malmsteen and the like…
 
 
 
 
Jan Akesson comments: “We are happy to announce the release of our 7th album "Thunder and Rain" through Melodic Rock Records! After a break of nearly 5 years it's great to have finished the work of an album that we are very proud of!”
 
Vocalist Peter Gundstrom: “With this work we are back to the roots where we once started off with melodic songs, harmonies and riffs like the old school! Everything comes from heart and soul and I am very humble still to be able and deliver what I love!”
 
Jan concludes: “To release this album is great because this means that we are back for the future again! We feel that the songwriting and production gets better all the time and this have no ending as long as we love what we are doing! We would also like to thank Andrew for believing in us and that our cooperation goes on and on!”
 
STONELAKE IS:
Peter Grundstrom – Vocals, Backing Vocals
Jan Akesson - Guitars – Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Lasse Johansson - Bass
Jens Westberg - Drums
 
Produced By: Jan Akesson
Recorded, Mixed And Mastered By: Jan Akesson AT UMP Unlimited Music Production
 
 
'Thunder And Rain' will be released April 25 on MelodicRock Records. Pre-order available shortly.
 
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