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CRY OF DAWN (Featuring Göran Edman) To Release Debut, S/T Studio Album On September 23rd, via Frontiers Music SRL

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on July 25, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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BREAKING NEWS: Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to present CRY OF DAWN, a new Melodic Rock/AOR project featuring Göran Edman on lead vocals and produced by Daniel Flores. The self-titled debut album will be released on September 23rd. For full details, check our website: http://www.frontiers.it/news/

CRY OF DAWN is a straight ahead AOR / Melodic Rock album that is a true feast for the ears of all lovers of this style of music. Picture hints of the likes of Night Ranger, Journey, Bad English and Starship and you’ll get a sense of what is in store for you! Hear for yourself with an album sampler:

https://youtu.be/l85g_qMKX0M

Pre-order details and first song COMING SOON!

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Source: 

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http://www.frontiers.it

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CRY OF DAWN.

Stone.

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TOTO “XIV” – New Studio Album Lands In Top 10 On The Charts In Nine Countries

Posted in classic rock, Music, rock albums, rock music with tags , , , , on April 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported by Frontiers Music SRL:

From Toto:

“A HUGE Thank You to the fans for the first week success of TOTO XIV!

The album landed in the Top 10 on the charts in nine countries (Germany #4, Netherlands #2, Japan #2, Denmark #7, Czech Republic #10, Finland #5, Norway #6, Sweden #4 and Switzerland #3). TOTO XIV also became the first new studio album to chart in the US & UK since 1988’s The Seventh One.

“We’re pleasantly stunned at the response,” exclaimed David Paich. “We couldn’t be more pleased with this initial success! And we’re always blown away when a new TOTO album bursts onto the Charts. We owe it all to our friends and Fans!”

“I am happily shocked, thankful and surprised,” echoed Steve Lukather. “ I can’t begin to thank you all for the support of buying real music and the love and kindness you have all showed this band for 38 years. So much thanks to our team and Frontiers records and all the people that work with us and most of all to the fans and our friends. It means so much to us. This one is for Mike and Jeff and all the Porcaro’s!”

TOTO XIV was released on March 20th in Europe & March 24th in North America.

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Website: http://www.totoofficial.com/

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Website: http://www.frontiers.it/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE TOTO.

REST IN PEACE, JEFF & MIKE PORCARO.

Stone.

ISSA – To Revisit A Dozen AOR Classics On Her New Album ‘Can’t Stop’

Posted in aor, classic rock, Hard Rock, melodic rock, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 28, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of ISSA’s third album entitled “Can’t Stop” on November 2nd in Europe and November 5th in North America.

Can’t Stop” is a very special album for ISSA, since it includes some blistering versions of carefully selected hidden AOR gems that the singer treats her own way. These tracks have been originally included on albums by Mark Free, Aviator, 21 Guns, Atlantic, Regatta, Worrall, Blvd, Tower City and other AOR luminaries.

Issa has created her own style and approach to Melodic Rock by mixing her peculiar and unique  melodic sensibility with a rocking attitude which is unseen in today’s Pop singers: real rock with a commercial sheen. These reworkings show how Issa is at ease when working on classic AOR musical material.

Serafino at Frontiers came up with the concept of me recording an album of some loved and cult melodic rock songs and sent me through the song choices” says Issa “Some I was familiar with, like Tower City’s “Surrender” and Mark Free’s “State of Love”, but several others were new to me. I thought the songs that suited me best are  “Just a Wish” and “These Eyes” originally recorded by 21 Guns. They have nice structures and ballad like intros that build to a big chorus. Can’t Stop is a great rocker too and I love the melodies and lyrics in the Tower City track”.

Issa versions of these amazing tracks ooze class and update to the modern-day some truly immortal melodies, with some masterful arrangements provided by producer Alessandro Delvecchio (Hardline). Since her debut “Sign of Angels”, Issa has often been compared to such music stars as Celine Dion, Avril Lavigne and Amy Lee (Evanescence). Though she is now ready to take her legitimate place in between the great AOR chanteuses such as Ann Wilson and Robin Beck.  “Can’t Stop” shows that Issa is a solid Rock Music star and a true uprising Rock diva, who is set to alight hearts and minds of Melodic Rock fans for the years to come.

Promoting this album is my priority for now with some live dates around Europe” concludes Issa. “I have 3 albums now so my set is really cool. I’ve been doing a lot more songwriting as well for my next original album which i hope we can start working on at some point next year”.

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Can’t Stop” includes the following tracks:

Can’t Stop; Power Over Me; Wherever I Run; Just A Wish; If You Ever Fall;  Do You Ever Think Of Me; Dream On; Stranded; Heat Of The Night; I Won’t Surrender; State Of Love; These Eyes.

 Click to view a the album EPK: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji_4MCd6z2E

You can enjoy the first single “Can’t Stop” streaming on the Frontiers Records webradio www.frontiers.it/webradio

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ISSA

Issa (Isabell Oversveen) – Lead Vocals

Alessandro Del Vecchio – Keyboards

Mario Percudani – Guitars

Anna Portaluppi – Bass

Alessandro Mori – Drums

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(Source: Frontiers Records)

LONG LIVE ISSA.

Stone.

Beggars & Thieves “Innocence” (Official Music Video) – Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

Posted in aor, classic rock, Hard Rock, melodic hard rock, melodic rock, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

BEGGARS & THIEVES – The successful and critically acclaimed comeback album, We Are The Brokenhearted, from Beggars & Thieves was released back in 2011; on November 29th in North America and December 2nd in Europe, via Frontiers Records. Below is yet another very cool music video, inspired from Innocence, heard on the new album.

The Melodic Rock and Hard Rock of Beggars & Thieves weaves their past glory of sound with their present on We Are The Brokenhearted. Plus, once you listen to the new songs from Beggars & Thieves, you shall become convinced that Classic Rock and AOR never says die! I dig this new music video, Innocence is proof that Beggars & Thieves are once again at the top of their Rockin’ game!

The idea of adding some Rock ‘N Roll eye candy to this Innocence music video was genius! Whoa! Oh, um, yeah… back to the song. Innocence can easily get stuck in your head; the melodic flow to this song is terrific. Louie Merlino on vocals and Ronnie Mancuso on guitar have never sounded better! Beggars & Thieves is a band I will always gleefully recommend to any fan of Melodic and Classic Rock. Metal be thy name.

We Are The Brokenhearted – Track Listing:

We Come Undone

Oil & Water

Innocence

Never Gonna See You Again

Beautiful Losers

Seven Seconds

Stranded

Wash Away

Midnight Blue

We Are The Brokenhearted

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For more info on BEGGARS & THIEVES, click on the links below!

http://www.beggarsnthieves.com/

FRONTIERS RECORDS

LONG LIVE BEGGARS & THIEVES.

Stone.

MECCA ‘Undeniable’ – A Melodic Rock Album Which Accentuates AOR Quality

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, melodic rock, melodic rock bands, Music, rock albums, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

MECCAJoe Vana, vocalist and founding member of MECCA, has once again assembled a group of seasoned musicians to showcase their skills on Undeniable. This being the sophomore release from MECCA, it firmly establishes why Joe Vana has all the reason in the world to carry out his musical visions. Released back on November 29th in North America, on Frontiers Records, Undeniable is undeniably melodic and lyrically engaging.

Wether it’s the mid-paced ballad Did It For Love or the steadier rocker W2W, MECCA bestows the talent  for creating a mood within the song that compliments its respective story. Undeniable isn’t going to Rock your face off, instead this album will entertain with its eleven songs of emotion filled vocals from Joe Vana and soothing melodies that do soar, with the title track being a fine example of this. Joe Vana’s vocals are so identifiable for Melodic Rock and he easily seizes these songs on this album.

Life’s Too Short and Perfect World are two songs where MECCA combines philosophical lyrics with AOR quality that too often is missing on current American FM playlists. MECCA presents their music with intelligent lyrics, still the sappy meter does explode on such tracks as Did It For Love and From The Start. It’s the quality of the song, courtesy of the musicianship of MECCA, that makes me overlook any sappy saturation that happens lyrically. If you’ve ever been, want to be or are in love, these songs are accurately relevant.

In a Melodic Rock nutshell, MECCA has proven they can make me fall for the mellow and semi-hard side of Rock once again, with their respect for quality at every turn being a cumulative highlight for my ears. Undeniable is an album that also captures the spirit of AOR with its inspired vibes ever-present and lifeless moments nowhere to be found. This is an album of songs that belongs on my top shelf, I won’t be storing it away anytime soon.

Fans of Survivor, Toto, REO Speedwagon, Bryan Adams, Mister Mister and Foreigner (to name a many few) should  enjoy the Rockin’, soothing and melodic ride that MECCA takes on Undeniable. AOR and Melodic Rock fans across the board could justifiably find many, if not all of these songs on Undeniable difficult to forget.

MECCA:

Joe Vana – vocals

Joey Vana – guitars, backing vocals

Brian Moritz – keyboards

Paul Pisciotto – synthesizers

Wally Hustin – bass

Rick Vitek – drums

Mark Alano – guitars

UNDENIABLE – Track Listing:

Perfect World

Closing Time

Ten Lifetimes

Life’s Too Short

I Know

Did It For Love

From The Start

Deceptive Cadence

W2W

Undeniable

As I Walk Alone

* For more info on MECCA, see the links below:

FRONTIERS RECORDS

http://www.myspace.com/meccaofmusic

LONG LIVE MECCA.

Stone.

House Of Lords – ‘Someday When’ (Official Video): From 2011 Album ‘Big Money’

Posted in aor, classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, melodic rock, Music, music videos, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

HOUSE OF LORDS – Released back in September of 2011 on Frontiers Records, Big Money is the eighth studio album from House Of Lords. The Melodic Hard Rock and AOR flavor of Big Money boils over, reminding me once again, what a tremendous listen this album is. Someday When is a song from Big Money and is enriched with a symphonic sound from the keyboards, elevating the mood and feel of this song.

Hard Rock, as with any music genre, is presented in countless styles. House Of Lords is no exception. Someday When exemplifies House Of Lords capturing their unique musical creativity and style, while allowing it to soar. Take a look and listen to Someday When below. I hope you enjoy this song and video as much as I do!

HOUSE OF LORDS:

James Christian – vocals

Jimi Bell – guitar

Chris McCarvill – bass

Bj Zampa – drums

HOUSE OF LORDS – BIG MONEY (Frontiers Records/2011)

* For more info on HOUSE OF LORDS, click on the links below:

HOUSE OF LORDS – Official Website

FRONTIERS RECORDS

LONG LIVE HOUSE OF LORDS.

Stone.

BEGGARS & THIEVES – “We Come Undone” Official Video!

Posted in aor, classic rock, Hard Rock, melodic rock, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Beggars & Thieves – The comeback album from Beggars & Thieves, We Are The Brokenhearted, has recently been released on Frontiers Records in North America on November 29th and in Europe on December 2nd. We Are The Brokenhearted brings back the AOR, Classic/Melodic Rock sound that Beggars & Thieves are so solid at creating. Louie Merlino (vocals) and Ronnie Mancuso (guitar) are once again proving their songwriting and musicianship belongs heard and enjoyed by their fans of yesteryear and new fans of today.

Check out the official video below for  We Come Undone. Also check out the special guests on this video: Ron Keel, Jake E. Lee, Paul Shortino, Blas Elias, Sunset Thomas and quite possibly… Gene Simmons. We Come Undone is a great song from a fabulous band. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

We Are The Brokenhearted – Track Listing:

We Come Undone

Oil & Water

Innocence

Never Gonna See You Again

Beautiful Losers

Seven Seconds

Stranded

Wash Away

Midnight Blue

We Are The Brokenhearted

WELCOME BACK BEGGARS & THIEVES! 

* For more info on this album, click on the link below:

FRONTIERS RECORDS

Stone.

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