ABUSED ROMANCE, a Los Angeles based melodic rock band, has just announced they’ve signed with Freeway Records. The label is a division of Freeway Entertainment, which was formed by legendary Russ Regan (former president of Motown Records, 20th Century Records, selling over a billion records worldwide), and general partner Kent Jacobs (Police, Kiss, Prince, REM) in August of 2009.
Abused Romance was discovered by Regan and Jacobs in July of 2009 and instantly scored a management deal with Velocity Entertainment, Inc., as well as a distribution deal with Bungalo/Universal Music Group Distribution. The melodic rock band features Meir Yaniv (Vocals, Guitar), Amit Ofir (Guitar), Roy Chen (Drums) and Aetam Jakob (Bass). “Russ and I felt that this band had the skills to launch the label. What I love about Abused Romance is their strong musicianship and the fact that they all have the killer instinct. Amit Ofir (Guitar) and Meir Yaniv (Vocals, Guitar) have great producing skills and their writing abilities are superstar quality!” states Kent Jacobs. “We are a tight group of close friends, and are very passionate about our music. Whether we are on or offstage, writing songs or rehearsing, we give our all to this band and its purpose,” states Amit Ofir.
Abused Romance recorded their debut album “Shine” in Los Angeles, with producer Justin Gray (who has sold more than 20 million records worldwide, working with artists such as Joss Stone, INXS members and many more). The band’s debut album “Shine” was mixed by legendary mixer Randy Staub (U2, Metallica, Nickelback, Bon Jovi), mastered by Ted Jensen (Paramore, Metallica, Green Day) and will be released late 2010.
Check out the song “Hit and Run” at this link!