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