Frontiers Records has announced its US release schedule for the second quarter of 2009. The first four releases via Frontiers’ new North American distribution deal with Super D Independent Distribution (SDID) will arrive in stores today.
-JSS, better known as former Yngwie Malmsteen, TSO, and Journey vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, will release his highly acclaimed album “Beautiful Mess” on CD with a bonus DVD.
-Jimi Jamison, vocalist for Survivor on the group’s biggest hits (including Rocky IV theme song “Burning Heart,” “High on You,” and others), will release his new solo album, “Crossroads Moment”, written and produced by the other former Survivor member Jim Peterik.
-Wetton/Downes Icon, a project made up of Asia founding members John Wetton and Geoff Downes, will release “3.”
-Also slated for release is a live DVD from White Lion, “Live at Bang Your Head Festival 2005,” a live release including riveting versions of classic hits like “Hungry,” “Wait,” “Broken Heart,” and more.
These releases will be followed by another four on May 19.
-Former Magna Carta recording artist Robert Berry (formerly of Three, Ambrosia and GTR) will release “The Dividing Line.”
-“Leaving the End Open” will arrive from Hardline, the former band of Journey’s Neal Schon and current home to Axel Rudi Pell singer Johnny Gioeli.
-Vocal great Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen, Rainbow) will offer up the newest release from his melodic rock project Sunstorm entitled “House of Dreams”
-The melodic rock project Place Vendome, which features former Helloween vocalist Michael Kiske will release “Streets of Fire.”
More releases are already scheduled for June and July and will be soon announced.
Frontiers Records is synonymous with quality melodic music in the rock, progressive, and metal genres. With over 400 records under its belt and chart success in all the core markets of Europe and Asia, Frontiers has become the European home of rock music greats such as Journey, Styx, Toto, Night Ranger, Winger, Dokken, White Lion, and many more. With the strategic move to open a US office and ink a direct distribution deal with Super D, Frontiers is now looking to increase the success story that started 12 years ago in a small room in Naples, Italy, under the initiative of the label’s President Serafino Perugino.
“We look forward to the fans’ reaction,” said Perugino. “We are releasing new music from some real rock music giants and we are convinced that US is the natural home to their music.” “I am excited to be working with artists whose bands I’ve been a fan of for so many, many years,” said US Label Manager Bryan Mechutan. Super D Independent Distribution (SDID) is the recipient of the NARM Small Distributor of The Year award.