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New Signing!

Slug Comparison
photo by Peter Wiholm

Rock Company are proud to announce the signing of Doug Harrison, in his guise as Slug Comparison! This solo project of Harrison, lead singer of Fen, has already been making waves with the first self titled release in 2014. Since then he has been writing and recording and releasing a quartet of EP’s. All the songs have been pulled now, awaiting their official release towards the end of the year. And the best news is, they will get company!

Needless to say Doug and I are excited to work together and promise a release that will please any fan. And hopefully will win him a lot more!

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Chinawhite are back with a kiss of fire!

HERE IT IS! Chinawhite are back with a kiss of fire

Chinawhite 2018 is Phil Vincent – all vocals, Hans In T Zandt – drums, Sander Stappers – bass and Peter Cox – guitars and keyboards.
On the album Rolf “Fuchs” Vossen is also present adding piano and organ on a couple of tracks. The new album Different was mixed by Erwin Hermsen at Toneshed Recording Studio, and is accompanied by artwork by Blekkmark Design Studio. Stay informed through their website.

And now…

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Reviews!

still living - ymmijSunrise Auranaut - Insertermarenna - livin no regretsearthshine v - abstract patterns

 

 

 

Of course we send out all our releases to the press, hoping they will write about it. Alas not all magazines and websites let us know, but here a couple of recent reviews we enjoyed reading:

Heavy Paradise on Still Living – Ymmij And with a 9/10 score I think they liked the album as much as we do!

Zeitgeist – the Rocker also wrote about the Still Living album here. Plenty of good stuff according to Mr. H.!

Rockportaal wrote a piece about the Inserter album from Sunrise Auranaut. It is in Dutch, so some quotes:

  • lots of bombastic tinged instrumental prog spiced with jazzy influences with an overall Seventies mood
  • no easy digested songs here
  • a splendid listening challenge

The album gets comparisons with King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, The Par Lindh Project and classical composers like Grieg and Tchaikosky.

The Metal Mag spent time with the energetic Marenna live album Livin’ No Regrets. And calls it brilliant!

And also some words on the latest Earthshine release Abstract Patterns! Dmitry from DMME has a unique way of describing his listening experiences and had a few smiles to share.

Thanks to all the writers!

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Pillars Of Creation Rock Company special!

 

I am very humbled that host Bruce Gall, from One World Music show Pillars Of Creation, decided to air a whole show dedicated to all the recent releases from our label! And in the show you will not only find albums you might know, but also several tracks that are yet to be released!

Enjoy this Rock company Special:

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Record Store Day 2018

Record Store DayRecord Store Day… the memories! I am old enough to remember the Vinyl times, sitting in my room and listening to my favourite records over and over again. And you know what? I still do! Even when I now mostly listen to CD, this remains a special event and of course Rock Company participates with offering an extra discount for today and tomorrow! Just use rsd18 and get a 10% discount on your order!

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Sunrise Auranaut pay tribute to David Bowie

From the recent Inserter album from Sunrise Auranaut, comes this track, Hello, Star Man! And as you might have guessed, it is Vitaly’s tribute to the musical genius that was David Bowie! Enjoy

Order the album online, at your favourite shop, or here

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new Video EPK’s and Pre Orders!

The first solo album from Sunroad drummer Fred Mika is a real hammer! With an all star line up including Carl Dixon, Michael Voss, Rod Marenna, Daniel Vargas, Mario Pastore, Tito Falashi, Andre Adonis, Steph Honde and Haig Berberian. Check out some songs in this EPK and be amazed…

Next it is time to get acquainted with the massive debut from new Dutch hard rockers Souls Of Deaf! Impressive hard rock that on one hand harks back to the sound of the big names from the eighties, yet stays firmly rooted in the now.

Both album are available for pre order and start shipping next week. Limited price up until their official release!

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Marenna CD release party rocked!

marenna cd release party

Metal Na Lata wrote an extensive piece on the recent Marenna CD release party, celebrating the recent Livin’ No Regrets live album. Find the original (in Portuguese) here. And now the English translation, provided by Rod himself:

Coming from the south of  Brazil, Marenna landed in São Paulo (Southeast of Country) for a performance for happy fans of hard rock full of attitude and energy of the quartet formed by Rod Marenna (vocal), Aaron Alves (guitar), Arthur Appel ) and Gionathan Sandi (drums).

As there was a little delay to the release of the studio where the show would be performed, we could see the band’s care with official merchandise with many good items for fans. In addition to the CDs / EP, T-shirts of all sizes were available for purchase, which already gave the audience the proper dimension of professionalism and care of the band with the details.

At 9:20 p.m. the room was released and shortly before 9:30 p.m., it began to roll the intro already amended with the great “You Need to Believe” opening track of the EP “My Unconditional Faith” released in 2015. Soon after, 3 tracks from the most recent studio work, the exceptional “No Regrets” (2016), where there is a highlight among them, “Reason to Live” that has the typical 1980s that fans of the style like to hear.

Before announcing the next track, Marenna gave a brief account of the importance of the next track in the band’s trajectory, which was originally produced in partnership with the Busic brothers (Dr. Sin), and which therefore has a strong connection with the city of São Paulo: the melodic “Fall in Love Again”. To announce the track “Forever”, which in the opinion of this writer, is the best track ever recorded by MARENNA, Rod says that this track was composed in 1999, and that the current version was much better than the original; that track that live, gained a renewed air and not less exciting.

Before announcing the penultimate track of the concert, Rod again takes the microphones and says he did not imagine going that far and how great was the happiness of the band to win new friends and feel, that many people hope the band avenge at once for all Although apparently no one misses a cover, the band releases the hit “Breaking the Silence” from the Swedish band H.E.A.T., which is said by the band itself, is one of its main influences. The set list was closed with the track of the album “No Regrets”, leaving in all the audience, that taste of “I want more”.

After the end of the concert, how could that be different, that famous post-show photo and that moment when all the public can have contact with the band, the moment of the selfies, and the autograph on the CDs. it is very worth checking out this talented band, plus a great name for Brazil´s Rock & Roll scene.

Rod Marenna said during the show: “We hope back very soon!”; and fans are also looking forward to it. Showtime!

Thanks to Rod Marenna and Raphael Arízio for the partnership and friendship!

Setlist:

Intro – You Need to Believe

Can not let you go

Never Surrender

Reason to Live

Fall in Love Again

Keep on Dreaming

Forever

About Love

So different

Like an Angel

Life Goes On

Breaking the Silence (H.E.A.T)

No Regrets

 

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Introducing Souls Of Deaf

And now…. it is time to get acquainted with Souls Of Deaf! We will release their new album Fortune Favors The Bold on May 11, 2018 and here is the first song to enjoy, My Will Be Done. Expect a cracking hard rock album, with roots in the past, but a modern take on the genre.
Please help spread the word and share and like 🙂

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Withdrawal Symptoms from Fred Mika!

okay, early May we will release the Withdrawal Symptoms album from Fred Mika. One of Brazil’s best known drummers (Sun Road) and with a plethora of well known guests (Carl Dixon, Michael Voss, Daniel Vargas, Rod Marenna, Steph Honde, André Adonis to name a few) he recorded his first solo album. Grab a taste here: