Capturing all the emotional force and fury of todays rock scene, Frontiers Records proudly announces the signing of one of the hottest new bands to come on the scene: THE MURDER OF MY SWEET.
Formed by drummer, songwriter and producer Daniel Flores who after a few false starts of what was to become THE MURDER OF MY SWEET just by coincidence came across the magnificent singer Angelica Rylin well endowed with the right look, voice and talents, being exactly what Daniel was searching for. The rest of THE MURDER OF MY SWEETs line up was then rather easily recruited guitarist Daniel Palmqvist, bass player Johan Niemann and keyboardist Andreas Lindahl all being mentally, creatively and spiritually the right combination to complete the perfect match.
THE MURDER OF MY SWEETs sound is rich in influence and yet distinctly unique. The lush melodic cinematic landscapes reflect the diversity of the five members own musical experiences. From Angelicas soaring vocal melodies and sweeping choruses to the explosive layers of guitars from Palmqvist and the thrilling orchestratic keyboard arrangements painted by Andreas Lindahl backed by the bombastic and dynamic rhythms of Niemann and Flores. The resulting collaborations are a work both haunting and uplifting fueled by the curiosity of seeing where their burning ambitions will take them.
All of us in THE MURDER OF MY SWEET are highly excited to be collaborating and releasing our debut album with such an experienced and talented label as Frontiers says Daniel Flores. We feel extremely privileged to be band mates with such great bands as Journey, Toto and Survivor to mention just a few adds Angelica, we are looking forward to launch and to get our music heard world wide. A special thank you goes out to all our fans on Myspace who have been so dedicated and devoted since the start in 2007.
Without any album released – just by word of mouth – THE MURDER OF MY SWEET managed to entire in the Top 10 of most visited Myspace artists sites in Sweden and had fan sites created in Italy, USA, France and Germany!
THE MURDER OF MY SWEETs aim is to create a distorted film noir vibe and experience put the wonder, sadness, humor and sheer zest of life into their music tour de force. Playing it to the point where their drama explode as the music and the words becomes the utmost expression of direct and ecstatic joy of pure being.
THE MURDER OF MY SWEET are debuting on the market with the release of a single for the track Bleed Me Dry which will be exclusively released in the bands home country, Sweden on November 13th 2009. The band will also present the release with a launch gig in their hometown Stockholm on the same day at the Roq Club in Gyldéngatan 2 (www.roq.se)
The single cd tracklisting includes Bleed Me Dry, Bleed Me Dry (instrumental version), Sands of Time (non-album track).
Watch now the Bleed Me Dry videoclip:
The debut album entitled Divanity will be released worldwide on Frontiers Records in January 2010.
THE MURDER OF MY SWEET races ahead with an unforgettable thrill of your lifetime
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Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of the long awaited ON THE RISE second album “Dream Zone” on December 4th in Europe and January 12th in the USA..
ON THE RISE debut album caused a stir among the Melodic Rock fans community in 2003. Several magazines stated that ON THE RISE created the Melodic Rock ultimate debut album, boasting influences from the likes of Toto, Nelson and Boston with elements of the typical Scandinavian melodic rock. Thanks to the amazing songwriting and vocal abilities of founding member Terje Eide, ON THE RISE were catapulted in a few weeks on the headlines of all the Melodic Rock press.
Hailing from Bergen, Norway, Terje Eide is now the only member of ON THE RISE. His musical career started at 17 when he won a local talent contest. He later enjoyed a stint with the band Heaven & Hell, a rock institution in Bergen in the 80s. In 1986 he won the Norwegian National Rock Championship on national TV with the band The Heat. Terje went back to his Melodic Rock roots in 2000 starting a project who later on became ON THE RISE. A demo was made in early 2001 which immediately raised the interest of Frontiers Records who signed the project in June 2002.
“I’m very happy with the new album” says Terje, “The songs are catchy, groovy and they’ve got the strong choruses and melody lines that I always want them to have. It’s been a joyful musical journey. It’s an album I can support 110%. It’s got the typical ON THE RISE sound, but at some point it’s a little rougher than what has been written and produced before“. Some songs have been written by Terje in collaboration with Christian Wolff (who also appears playing keyboards and some bass and guitars on the record). Christian appeared already as songwriter in the Ambition album (featuring vocals by Thom Griffin of Trillion) and is currently collaborating with Joe Vana on the second Mecca record. Other musicians include Erik Engebretsen on drums and Eric Ragno on keyboards, while Terje took care of the vast majority of the guitar parts and all vocals, together with some keyboards and bass.
“Dream Zone” final tracklisting includes:
Lifeline; Lost Your Track; Dream Zone; Edellyn; Alive; In the Line of Fire; Get Out of Here; Fly Away; No Time To Lose; Why Wait Another Day; Tomorrow Never Dies; Howling at The Moon, Find a Way (bonus track).
Them Crooked Vultures is made up of Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones. They are releasing their self-titled debut album on November 17th. The album is available for pre-order on iTunes now. You can also download their first single, “Mind Eraser, No Chaser”, for free on iTunes!
The Swedish metal band Lion’s Share released their sixth album, Dark Hours in 2009. This is the first album that I have checked out from them. Judging from the cool tunes on Dark Hours, I have a lot of catching up to. The music on this CD reminds me of a cross between Judas Priest, and Thunderstone, with a dabble of Sabbath for good measure.
I don’t know why it took me so long to check out this band, but one thing is for certain, they are bloody good. Patrik Johansson has a fantastic voice, and Lars Chriss is one amazing axeman.
My first taste was with the awesome rocker, “Judas Must Die” (see video below). If you like this tune, you are going to love Lion’s Share. “Phantom Rider” demands immediate replays. This riff heavy tune is going to please the most persnickety head bangers on the planet. What a great song!
“Heavy Cross to Bear” could have easily been on the last Black Sabbath record. Its deep tones and heavy bass line, mixed with some cool keyboards could give Iommi and company a run for their money.
Lion’s Share has released one kick ass, melodic metal monster with Dark Hours. I could not find one bad tune on this CD. Lion’s Share has dished out one of my favorite metal albums of 2009.
You can check out some of the songs from Dark Hours on the Lion’s Share myspace page. Check them out, you will be glad you did!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Judas Must Die
2. Phantom Rider
3. Demon In Your Mind
4. Heavy Cross To Bear
5. The Bottomless Pit
6. Full Metal Jacket
7. The Presidio 27
8. Barker Ranch
9. Napalm Nights
10. Space Scam
11. Behind The Curtain
Lion’s Share is:
Lars Chriss – Guitars
Patrik Johansson – Lead Vocals
Sampo Axelsson – Bass
Conny Pettersson – Drums