GIRISH AND THE CHRONICLES Hail To The Heroes
Based in the southern India state of Karnataka and credited by many for bringing classic hard rock culture back to their home country, this third album by GATC grabs the listener from its very first note and never lets go. They state that “we are a hard rock, melodic rock AND heavy metal band. We like making the kind of music that we grew up listening to, from the meanest in-your-face songs to beautiful ballads.” Renowned for their electrifying live shows, GATC have toured across India and beyond, becoming a staple of many music festivals. Founding member Girish Pradhan is also part of the international metal group Firstborne and has previously toured in the UK and mainland Europe with other side projects.
Video : Hail To The Heroes youtu.be/fPEPWampuLk
Video : Primeval Desire youtu.be/H__TMK6hYkw
ALAN PARSONS One Note Symphony: Live In Tel Aviv
Another stunning live release from Alan Parsons and his skilled band, this album includes a full performance with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and is available on 2CD+DVD, Blu-ray, 3xLP and digital formats. Says Parsons: “whenever I have an opportunity to play with an orchestra, I always try to incorporate songs into the setlist that we wouldn’t otherwise be able to perform live, such as the epic ‘Silence and I’ from the ‘Eye In the Sky’ album. We also took advantage of this opportunity to play ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ from our latest studio album, which is a new version of the well known classical piece that appeared in the movie Fantasia.”
Live video : Don’t Answer Me youtu.be/a9bWiiyMpdI
Live video : Standing On Higher Ground youtu.be/cvwSgwJtIbQ
DEGREED Are You Ready
The sixth album by the Swedish rockers but first for Frontiers, vocalist Robin Eriksson states that “it is a straightforward hard rock album with great melodies that I’m sure our existing fans will like, but I hope we will gain a lot of new ones as well. I am so proud of this band and I am very humbled that we are still around.” The record certainly shows off a focused sound, with extremely melodic, catchy songs that mix classic, melodic and hard rock indicating that they are back stronger than ever. The group released a song entitled ‘The World We Knew’ at the end of 2020 that represented their summation of that pandemic year. It earned a Track of the Week accolade from Classic Rock/Louder, an achievement recently matched by ‘Into The Fire’, the introductory single from this new album.
Video : Into The Fire youtu.be/zgTYkYjmHqU
Lyric video : Falling Down youtu.be/gH8HUaJrcWE
LIONVILLE So Close To Heaven
Lionville are held in high regard by AOR fans worldwide and this fifth record by the Italian rockers will cement their standing, showcasing a winning combination of strong songwriting, stellar musicianship and superb singing. Lionville was founded in 2010 by singer, songwriter and guitarist Stefano Lionetti (initially with his brother Alessandro), with Lars Säfsund (Work Of Art, Enbound) soon enlisted as lead vocalist. Following two indie efforts, the group signed to Frontiers and a further brace of highly praised albums, ‘A World Of Fools’ (2017) and ‘Magic Is Alive’ (2020), have resulted in them becoming one of the best loved acts on the label roster.
Video : Cross My Heart youtu.be/nU7AqNM5GU4
Lyric video : True Believer youtu.be/sT6PkJjq51A
CITY OF LIGHTS Before The Sun Sets
An exciting new hard rock collaboration between British songwriter/guitarist Neil Austin and Greek vocal sensation Manos Fatsis (Odyssey Desperado, Hideaway), City Of Lights deliver ‘80s influenced melodic hard rock and modern AOR anthems driven by crunchy riffs and lush keyboard textures combined with soaring, passion-filled vocals. The rhythm section of labelmates degreed (Robin [bass] and Mats [drums] Eriksson), guest guitarists Nathan Doyle, Daniel Johansson (degreed), Christoffer Borg (Taste/ex-Art Nation) and Mike Kyriakou, pianist Joel Selfors (Creye) and keyboardist Mikael Blanc (degreed/Paralydium) also join in the fun. The album is mixed and mastered by AOR producer extraordinaire Erik Gavfelin Wiss (Creye, Cruzh, Cap Outrun).
Video : Heart’s On Fire youtu.be/z_o7dyT_tpM
Lyric video : Heat Of The Night youtu.be/OHkesx0e9g4
NEW ALBUMS OUT 18.02.22
TEN Here Be Monsters
The 15th album by the British hard rock stalwarts led by Gary Hughes again sees him accompanied by guitarists Dann Rosingana, Steve Grocott and John Halliwell, bassist Steve McKenna and keyboard maestro Darrel Treece-Birch, with drummer Markus Kullman (Sinner, Glenn Hughes, Voodoo Circle) joining for this new record. It features stunning guitar work, rich keyboards and rhythm section interplay sitting alongside the rich voice of Hughes, who is also on production duties. Mixing and mastering is by Dennis Ward, who has a longstanding association with the band dating back to 2011’s ‘Stormwarning’.
Lyric video : Hurricane youtu.be/0X7xOqLKUbc
SPIRITS OF FIRE Embrace The Unknown
The heavy metal supergroup return with Italian vocalist Fabio Lione (Angra, ex-Rhapsody Of Fire) joining original members Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Steve Di Giorgio (Testament, Death) and Mark Zonder (ex-Fates Warning, Warlord). Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (ex-Judas Priest, Iced Earth) sang on SOF’s well received 2019 self-titled debut, while this follow-up sees Lione’s compatriot Aldo Lonobile on production duties, his work on recent releases by Archon Angel, Sweet Oblivion and his own group Secret Sphere making him the perfect fit for what is a stellar example of the ‘Priest meets Savatage’ sound that SOF have been pursuing.
Video : Into The Mirror youtu.be/7UxJE2Okaf0
Video : A Second Chance youtu.be/ARk15zw8QK0
ZADRA Guiding Star
Los Angeles based singer and guitarist August Zadra is a member of the Frontiers-signed Waiting For Monday and has also worked with Dennis DeYoung for over a decade both live and in the studio. ‘Guiding Star’ is the album debut of a brand new band centred around Zadra and is a compelling collection of hard hitting rock songs and ballads that feature his powerful yet emotional vocals and fiery guitar skills. It is produced by Frontiers go-to man Alessandro Del Vecchio, who also handles bass, keyboards and backing vocals, with Jelly Cardarelli on drums. Additional participants include Jeff Scott Soto, Dennis DeYoung and more.
Video : Nothing More To Say youtu.be/NkTYx4x2K9w
Lyric video : Rise From The Fire youtu.be/_Xc6tqIvhMk
MANIC SINNERS King Of The Badlands
The first Romanian act to join the Frontiers roster, this debut album by the melodic hard rock trio showcases soaring vocals, crushing riffs, blistering solos, ear candy hooks and a powerful ballad. Self-produced and mixed by the magic touch of Alessandro Del Vecchio, the group have all the ingredients to become one of the leading groups in their genre and join labelmates such as One Desire, Perfect Plan, Chez Kane and Creye in being embraced by fans. Vocal powerhouse Ovidiu Anton is already a renowned solo artist in his home territory, while keyboardist/drummer Adrian ‘Baciu’ Igrisan is also the singer and guitarist in Cargo, the most loved rock band in the country and has shared stages with legends such as Iron Maiden, Uriah Heep and Gillan. He has even been knighted by the Romanian President! Guitarist/bassist Toni Dijmarescu also has numerous credits to his name.
Video : Drifters Union youtu.be/FPLTf_3-FP0
Lyric video : Carousel youtu.be/Ro-ZBGsRQZY
MECCA 20 Years
’20 Years’ is a 3xCD collection containing the three studio albums released by the classic melodic rock/AOR outfit started by Chicago based vocalist Joe Vana: ‘Mecca’ (2002), ‘Undeniable’ (2011) and ‘III’ (2016). The one-time demo singer for the legendary Jim Peterik eventually founded a band with him called Project Voyager, which ultimately morphed into Mecca and these three star-studded records that at times melded the hi-tech approach of Mr. Mister’s ‘Welcome to the Real World’ with the commercial nous of Toto’s ‘The Seventh One’. For all those who are yet to visit Mecca, this collection is for you!
Audio : Can’t Stop Love youtu.be/LcbPBtDx_WU
(from 2002 album ‘Mecca’)
NEW ALBUMS OUT 11.03.22
NEW HORIZON Gate Of The Gods FIND ME Lightning In A Bottle RADIOACTIVE X.X.X. RUST N’ RAGE One For The Road EDGE OF FOREVER The Days Of Future Past – The Remasters (REISSUE) HOUSE OF SHAKIRA Lint XXV (REISSUE)
NEW ALBUMS OUT 18.03.22
FM Thirteen RONNIE ATKINS Make It Count CHIP Z’NUFF Perfectly Imperfect SHINING BLACK Postcards FromThe End Of The World SHEWOLF SheWolf
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Originally founded in Naples, Italy in 1996 by Serafino Perugino and his father Fernando as a distribution company, Frontiers has developed into one of the premiere independent rock labels in the world. Synonymous with quality music across a broad spectrum of rock and metal genres, the company works with multiple genre heavyweights and fan favourites. However, in addition to providing an outlet for classic and established acts, it has also become home to a wealth of young, up and coming talent whose musical prowess, when combined with the label’s savvy and forward thinking A&R and marketing approach, will be developed into the future of rock and metal. With a deep commitment to and passion for THE MUSIC and the artists who create it, plus massive global distribution, sales, marketing and promotion channels, Frontiers is the leading home for both established and emerging rock and metal artists.