AOR -
L.A DARKNESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Release date: 22nd March 2016
Catalogue Number: ESM287
Bar Code: 5 03128100287 7

Track list:

1-The Smartest Girl In L.A 3:47 / 2- The Locked Soul 4:45 / 3- One Foot In Heaven  4:19 / 4- Blueprint For Love  4:40 / 5- Desire Turning Into Dust 6:15 / 6- Heart In Pawn  5:28 / 7-Seven Storms 3:54 / 8- Why Girls Say No 5:20 /  9- Dangerous Fascination 4:02 / 10-Burning Rainbows

Musicians:

Frédéric Slama: Guitars & Keyboards
Tommy Denander:
All Instruments
Kevin Chalfant:
Lead & Backing Vocals
Steve Overland:
Lead & Backing Vocals
Jeff Scott Soto:
Lead & Backing Vocals
Paul Sabu:
Lead & Backing Vocals
Jesse Damon:
Lead & Backing Vocals
Henry Small:
Lead & Backing Vocals
Philip Bardowell:
Lead & Backing Vocals
Rick Riso:
Lead & Backing Vocals
Alessandro DelVecchio:
Backing Vocals
Colin Rodgers:
Bass & Drums

Produced by: Frédéric Slama
Mastered by: Chris Jones

Frederic Slama has continued to inspire us through the years with his “LA” all Star project themed releases. Ranging from soft rock to west coast to harder, edgier tunes Frederic has always brought quality music to the table.

Now in 2016 Frédéric Slama’ s AOR project is back with number 15, with an impressive new album called “L.A Darkness”, featuring amazing list of guests such as Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie Malmsteem, Talisman, W.E.T), Steve Overland (solo artist, FM, The Ladder),  Kevin Chalfant (The Storm, 707, Two Fires, Journey, Shooting Star, The V.U), Jesse Damon (Silent Rage, Kiss), Henry Small (Prism), Paul Sabu (Only Child, Kidd Glove, John Waite), Philip Bardowell (Unruly Child, Places Of Power, N.O.W), Rick Riso (Chasing Violets) & more.

For this 15th album, AOR is flirting with heavier territories with songs reminiscent of Foreigner, Giant, Journey & Toto. The first class production by Frédéric Slama & Tommy Denander  will leave you breathless and the legendary singers of “L.A Darkness” will surely take Melodic Rock to new heights ! So it's time for the "L.A Darkness" !!

This is AOR’s best outing to date and worthy of  your attention, like a great red wine AOR just improves as each year passes.

 

 

 


 

 


IAN PARRY’S ROCK EMPORIUM – SOCIETY OF FRIENDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Release Date: 18th March 2016
Catalogue Number: ESM286
Bar Code: 5 031281002860

Track list: Stone Cold Fever  4:00 / Shame  2:59 / Ministry of Rock 3:50 / Circles  3:24 / Most Unforgivable Thing  4:26 / Silhouettes & Dreams 4:06 / Crazy Fools & Madmen 3:56 / Skin Deep 4:11 / Start All Over again 3:23 / Society of Friends 3:10 / Finish what you’ve started BONUS TRACK   4:12

LINE-UP: IAN PARRY – Vocals   (Elegy/Ayreon/Vengeance) / DIMITRIS GOUTZIAMANIS - Guitar (Crystal Tears) / TIMO SOMERS – Guitar  (Delain/ Vengeance) / GARRY KING – Drums  (Jeff Beck/ Joe Lynn Turner/ Achillea) / BAREND COURBOIS – Bass  (Blind Guardian/Michael Lee Firkins/Vengeance) / JEROEN VAN DER WIEL – keyboards (Thirteen/ Odyssice.

Guest musicians: CHRISTIAN MUENZNER – additional Solo guitar (Alkaloid/Eternity’s End) / THIAGO TRINSI - additional Solo guitar & orchestral strings arrangement / PETER JAN KLEEVENS – Keyboards (Consortium Project/ Hammerhead/Monroe) / KALIN JECHEV – Keyboards   (Consortium Project/Ani Lo) / HARRY DEN HARTOG – additional bass guitar Bad Coh tribute) / ANI LOZANOVA – Female backing vocals  (Ani Lozanova Project)

Produced by Ian Parry

Ian Parry’s 25 year musical career working with a very diverse and distinguished collection of musicians in a handful of bands including Consortium Project, Vengeance, Elegy plus as a solo act and lending contributions to other established artists such as Kamelot; Ayreon; Mob Rules; Royal Hunt and more recently Ian’s 5 album pentalogy epic rock metal concept Consortium Project. Back in 2006 Ian also recorded a solo album “Visions” with Escape Music, so its great news to have another collaboration in 2016.

With accumulated worldwide sales in excess of 200,000 Ian Parry has gained a well-earned reputation as one of the most established singers in the world of Rock and Metal.  

Now Ian joins forces together with an even more impressive collaboration of world class musicians to form a new Classic melodic Power rock formation “Rock Emporium”.   

Produced & for the first time mixed by Ian who has written some of his most memorable melodic back to the roots songs, “Society of Friends” is a retrospect view on life, love, heartache & pleasure including prestigious performances and vintage classic Melodic Power Rock at it’s best.  

British singer born and raised in Liverpool, singer songwriter & founder of Rock Emporium has releases credited in over 35 countries worldwide accumulating sales in excess of 200,000.  

Here is a list of the great musicians and singers that Ian has worked with from the world of rock and metal:  

Tony Martin (ex-Black Sabbath), Zak Starkey (Oasis,The who & Son of Beatle drummer Ringo Starr), David Rosenthal (Rainbow), Stephan Lill (Vanden Plas), Dutch Artists Ayreon, Jan Vayne & Valensia. Kamelot (USA). In 2015 Ian recorded vocals for Christian Muenzner & his debut Eternity’s End album. Live performances include; DORO; Stratovarius; Joe Stomp (USA guitarist) Late 2014 European live shows in Croatia. Belgrade Serbia. Bulgaria & Greece with Italian band Headless opening for US prog rock giants “Fates Warning”.   

Ian’s experience has achieved him worldwide acclaim as a dynamic well respected vocalist and a creative lyricist/songwriter/arranger/producer. After 12 years and 5 concept albums from his epic Consortium Project (the 5th final part C V “Species” released in 2011), Ian now opens a new chapter in his phenomenal career going back to his roots bringing us passion, pain and power in a  Vintage Classic AOR melodic Hard Rock album.

Rock Emporium comprising of 10 memorable heart felt rock tracks a must for classic rock radio DJ’s and fans worldwide. “Society of Friends” is the debut of Ian Parry’s Rock Emporium with some of the most amazing performances by Rocks 1st class musicianship from across Europe!

Each song captures remnants of the 70’s 80’s best rock artists from ACDC to Asia, Bon Jovi to Boston, with a hint of Peter Gabriel while appealing to admirers of Bad English and Journey.   

Rock Emporium “ Society of Friends” has everything for the classic AOR rock fans wrapped up in a modernized Vintage first class production, courtesy of Ian Parry himself.

 

 


 

 


RAGE OF ANGELS : THE DEVIL'S NEW TRICKS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Release Date: 26 February 2016
Catalogue Number: ESM285
Bar Code: 5 03128100285 3

Track List:

1. R.O.A  07:28 / 2- All You Own Way 05:59 / 3- The Devil's New Tricks 05:44 / 4- One Step Closer 05:34 / 5- Strangers In The Night 06:26 / 6- Love Will Never Die 07:24 / 7- In And Out Of Love 05:51 / 8- I Feel It In My Heart  05:06 / 9- Stop Changing The TV 05:00 / 10- Long Days Without You 06:01

Rage of Angels is:

Ged Rylands Keyboards and Guitars (Tyketto and ex Ten)
Rob Moratti Lead vocals  (solo artist, Final Frontiers, and ex SAGA)
Neil Fraser Lead Guitars  (ex Ten)
Chris Green Lead Guitars  (Tyketto and Rubicon Cross)
Martin Kronlund lead Guitars (Gypsy Rose)
Perra Johannsen Drums  (Coldspell)
Chris Goldsmith Bass   (Coldspell)

Produced by: Ged Rylands
Mixed and Mastered: Martin Kronlund

Executive Producer: Khalil Turk

Rage of Angels is the brainchild of original Ten keyboard player Ged Rylands,who played on their first three studio albums and the double live CD 'Never Say Goodbye'. During his time in Ten, Ged took part in several very successful tours in Japan as well as playing on the highly praised 1996 debut album from Valentine singer Hugo, which was co-produced by Ten vocalist Gary Hughes.

After leaving Ten, Ged went on to play with Contagious and guitar wizard Danny Danzi, and then after a ten year break raising his daughter alone, he returned to the music scene by guesting on several albums including Lover Under Cover, before joining Tyketto in 2012 as a touring member of the band (now full-time member). However, during that ten year break Ged continued writing, the results of which blasted onto the scene with the highly praised Rage of Angels debut ‘Dreamworld’ (Voted #2 album of 2013 by listeners of Firebrand Rock Radio, and #3 album of 2013 by Fireworks Magazine!).

On that album Ged teamed up with a fantastic team of vocalists including Danny Vaughn (Tyketto), Harry Hess (Harem Scarem), Ralph Scheepers (Primal Fear), Matti Alfonzetti and Robert Hart. For this amazing follow-up, the decision was made to use just one singer, the incredible Rob Moratti (ex Saga) whose vocal range massively impressed Ged and Escape. As Ged explained to Fireworks Magazine, “I didn’t think anyone would have the kind of range to be able to do all the tracks on this album because it goes from a Low C up to almost a High C in some parts. The range needed to cover that is incredible, and unbelievably Rob had it. And the more tracks we kept hearing, the more we thought we didn’t need anybody else  ̶  this guy was killing every single track!”

Although Ged plays all the rhythm guitars, the leads are supplied again by Neil Fraser (ex Ten) with Tyketto/Furyon guitarist Chris Green also chipping in with 6 solos. This was originally meant to be only one guest solo for Chris, but he was enjoying himself so much he just kept asking for more. As he happily admitted to Ged, “These are the solos and this is the work that I’m most proud of out of anything I’ve ever done. This is probably my best work I’ve ever done on record.” One listen to ‘The Devil’s New Tricks’ will prove that is no idle sentiment – the guitaring is phenomenal throughout!

The band’s signature song, ‘Rage of Angels’, finally gets recorded and finds its rightful place at the start of this new album – a wonderful slice of classic hard rock, at times evoking Rainbow during their Dio period, setting the tone for things to come.  

‘The Devil’s New Tricks’ is a more commercial album than the debut, but is by no means any less rewarding, supplying track after track of the most consummate melodic rock. Rylands & Moratti are a team made in heaven! In fact, you could say they were angels ….

The Rage returns in 2016! Don’t miss them!