Hard Rock Hideout Radio will be on the air tonight from 10 P.M. – 1 A.M. EST (9 P.M. – 12:00 A.M. CST). Tune in live in Amarillo, Texas at KACV FM 90, or online at www.kacvfm.org.
DJ Brian Basher will be spinning some brand new songs from American Dog, RATT, W.E.T. as well as some classic cuts, and kick ass tunes that you will hear no where else.
ON THE RISE New Album – “DREAM ZONE” is OUT NOW in EUROPE & 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.
ON THE RISE – DREAM ZONE – Written & Produced by TERJE EIDE
TERJE EIDE – Lead Vocals, All Guitars, Keyboards, Bass & All Background Vocals
ERIK ENGEBRETSEN – Drums
CHRISTIAN WOLFF - Keyboards & Bass on Lost Your Track, Why Wait Another Day, Get Out Of Here, Lifeline & Howling At The Moon.
Lead Guitars on Why Wait Another Day & Lost Your Track. Acoustic Guitars on Why Wait Another Day.
ERIC RAGNO – Piano & Keyboards on Edellyn, Lifeline, Tomorrow Never Dies & Dream Zone
“Dream Zone” final tracklisting includes:
Tomorrow Never Dies; Howling at The Moon, Find a Way (bonus track).
Here’s a summary of a few reviews from the net of the new ON THE RISE album – “DREAM ZONE” !
Westcoast/AOR Music – 10/10 Review by Bengt Isaksson
Rockreport.de – 6/6 Review by Chris Lambert
glorydayzemusic – 9/10
Metalfan.nl – 86/100 Review by Hans
Metal Integral Webzine – 4,5/5 Review by Rémifm
melodicrock.com – 85/100 Review by Andrew McNeice
Rockrealms – 80/100 Review by Jon Wilde
Heavysound.fr – 9/10 Review by Florent
melodic.net – 4/5 Review by Juha Harluja
Lordsofmetal – 81/100
Melodic Rock Fanzine – 90/100 Review by Duncan Jamieason
Planetaor.com – 7/10 Review by Johan Nylen
Rockmeeting.com – 4/5 Review by Fab
themetalfields.de – 7/10 Review by Kerb
getreadytorock.com – 4,5/5 Review by Jason Ritchie
ytsejam.com – 4/5 Review by Tommy Hash
myglobalmind.info – 4/5 Review by Denys
In case you haven’t heard, RATT has released a new single “Best of Me”. This song is from their up and coming album, Infestation.
You can listen to “Best of Me” below. The new song is available through Amazon.com & iTunes.
What do you think of the new song? I am hopeful that the rest of the album will be at least as good as this. “Best of Me” sounds like classic RATT. The cover of “Infestation” is awful, so the music has to be great right?
Most people might know Dave Rude as Tesla’s newest guitar player. Dave has his own solo band, the Dave Rude Band that is more of a region act. The band performs in Tesla’s down time. The Dave Rude Band has released a couple of EP’s, which are both available via iTunes. “Fallin’ Down” is from the band’s second release, Carry Me Home.
Check out the new video clip for “Fallin’ Down” below. Like what you hear? Vote SWIM below, and we will play this song on the Hard Rock Hideout Radio show next week. Don’t like this tune? Vote SINK. Your comments are welcome!
Cheap Trick and Audi of America come together to rock the big game on Sunday, February 7. Cheap Trick went back to the studio to rescore the hit “Dream Police” and renamed it “Green Police”. The new version will be featured as the music track in the Audi A3 TDI clean diesel commercial scheduled to air during the game. The spot shows, in a fun way, how choosing the green car A3 TDi clean diesel is an easy way to lend a hand to Mother Nature when faced with many difficult eco choices. A limited number of free downloads will be available exclusively for Twitter followers and Facebook fans at www.facebook.com/audi.