STALA & SO : STALA & SO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Release Date: 21st August 2015
Catalogue Number: ESM280
Bar Code: 5 031281 00280 8

Track list: I Need More / When The Night Falls / Headlong / Now N' Everyday / I Can See It In Your Eyes / Shine Out / Living For Today / The Girl With Guilty Eyes / You Don't Mind (Devil In Disguise) / Goodbye

Sampsa Stala – Lead Vocals (Kita - ex Lordi, Finland)
Nick Gore – Bass, vocals
Sami J. – Lead Guitars, Vocals
Pete Vaughn – Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Rudy Fabritius – Drums, Percussion

Founded in 1997, Stala & So. is known for melodic rock tunes and a positive attitude.

The band has had the freedom to follow their own direction with their music and live performances while entertaining audiences and gathering lots of fans from all over the world along the way. The 70's and 80's glam rock bands, such as Sweet, T-Rex and Ziggy Stardust -era David Bowie, have had a strong influence on the band's image. Stala & So. is making music professionally and also having fun with it. The late Finnish comedian, Spede Pasanen, said: "The main thing is to have FUN!". This has been, and continues to be, the guideline for the band as well.

In the beginning of 2011 the band became familiar to the Finnish tv-viewing people by taking part in the Finnish Eurovision Song Contest. They made their way to the national finals. There is also one ESC 2006 winner in the band's line up. After the Eurovision show it was time for the Finnish release of their self-written, -recorded and -produced debut album "It Is So."

On October 24th the Japanese record company, King Records, released the It Is So. album in Japan and South-East Asia. The German-based music company, Music Buy Mail, released the album in Europe and South America on September. In the fall of 2011 the band recorded five new songs and those were released as an EP, titled "Gimme Five".

In 2013 Stala and so. Signed with Escape Music and released the CD “Play Another Round” which is exciting catchy, vibrant music that fits in well with the modern rock scene today. There is no doubt that this Finnish band excel in bouncy hard melodic rock with unforgettable chorus lines. Their new CD for 2015 is simply self-titled and it extends their music to another level, this new album recorded more towards the melodic hard rock with bigger hooks and massive choruses are remained etched in your mind after just one play.

Stala and So. are like a breath of fresh air that put a whole new perspective on today’s ever changing rock music scene.  

 

 


 

 


EDGE OF THE BLADE : THE GHOSTS OF HUMANS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Release date: 24th July 2015
Catalogue No: ESM279
Bar Code: 5 031281 002792

Tracks:
Vital Signs / Believer / Everything I Own / Mr. Hell / River Runs Red / Who’s In Control / The Taken / Down On My Knees / The Ghosts Of Humans / Promised Land

The Band:
Alan Kelly (Drums – ex Shy) / John Francis – Vocals (ex After Hours) / Andrew Chick – Guitars and Keyboards

Produced and Engineered by Andrew Chick

Edge of the Blade is an exciting new band that features Alan Kelly (Shy), John Francis (After Hours) and very talented Guitarist, Keyboardist, Producer and studio Engineer Andrew Chick with his razor sharp production. They have managed to create a really professional sounding new band and their debut album “The Ghosts of Humans” is poised to set pulses racing.

The band have a wide ranging influence and the music sweeps from hard hitting melodic rock to majestic melodic metal with plenty of clout. With doffs of the hat to nu melodic metal rock similar to bands such as Alter Bridge and Avenged Seven Fold with great melodies! Edge Of The Blade have given us some refreshing slants on the rock sound. This is really well thought out music that stands out in the crowded market we have today. Tracks like Vital Signs, Mr. Hell and River Runs Red are just great examples of what this band have to offer us.

Edge Of The Blade are an outfit worth watching and they are bound to catch your attention with their new album “The Ghosts of Humans”, soon to be released on Escape Music.