reviews catch up

Legion - Redemptiontragik - faith healerphil vincent - today tomorrow yesterdayD'Ercole - Hard Core frontage of aquarius - out there

 

 

 

The past year(s) have been pretty crazy, so it is way beyond time to reflect on the many great reviews our releases received. It will take a couple of posts, so here we go! (hit the links for full details)

  • The Rocker describes the latest Legion album as “another excellent release”
  • White Room Reviews says Tragik’s Faith Healer is a fine album which will please any lover of melodic hard rock
  • Tragik is also # 16 in the Top 20 of 2020 by Janne Stark.
  • White Room Reviews writes about Phil Vincent’s Today Tomorrow Yesterday: “a CD that celebrates the diversity of PHil Vincent within the hard rock domain”
  • The Rocker, a self proclaimed child of the Eighties says about Tragik’s Faith Healer: “It’s the sound of rock the way it used to be. And the way it should be. A gem.”
  • Janne Stark writes about Phil’s TTY album: “a really good album. I must also point out that Phil is a kick-ass singer who deserves to be heard! “
  • Metal Integral from France describe D’Ercole’s HArd Core album as “Hard US rock the way I like it” and rewards it with 17.5 / 20 points!
  • An extensive review of the second Age Of Aquarius album Out There kan be found on Muzikman: “Out There offers a combination of action-packed, comic book imagery, along with surprise hints of pop-up styles inside the effects of progressive-rock. “
  • Woody’s praises the D’Ercole album as “A top notch melodic hard rock album, get it, enjoy it, smile and Crank it Up!”
  • the 4.5 / 5 stars for Tragik’s Faith Healer from DMME tells you everything. At least it should 🙂
  • rockerhead wastes few words on the Age Of Aquarius album: “great piece of work”
  • For DMME, Phil’s TTY album is “impressive: arguably, the best Vincent’s album to date.”

Chinawhite – Evolution (?) out now!

chinawhite - evolution

After 30+ years and the amazing reception of their 2018 Different album, the rejuvenated band did not need 9 years this time… No, Chinawhite have wasted little time and deliver another set of crunching rock tracks. From the powerful riffs of opener No Perfect World, to the emotional Somehow, or to the instrumental prowess in tracks like the instrumental Evolution (?) or Found, the band are in top form and manage to avoid an all too formulaic sounding album. This is as fresh and exciting as rock still can be!

2021 Line Up:
Peter Cox – keyboards and guitars, additional voices
Sander Stappers – bass
Phil Vincent – lead and harmony vocals
Bart Fleuren – drums

Recorded at Down The Road studio, except vocals at The Musik Room (USA).
Mixed and Mastered by Peter Cox. Artwork by Blekkmark.

CD: https://rockcompanyrecords.com/product/chinawhite-evolution/ 
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4doXFgF40e99oD1GZBwqaW?si=l5iRTd7NQa2sU5pbcyzqcA 
iTunes: Evolution?
Or on any other major platform!

Tragik – Ultima Ratio out now!

tragik - ultima ratio“Ultima Ratio” continues seamlessly where the highly successful previous album Faith Healer (2020) left off. Driving hard rock tracks, filled to the brim with class melodies, powerful riffs and shredding solos. Phil Vincent, Damian D’Ercole and Dirk Phillips just refuse to take it easy and keep firing on all cylinders.

Assisted on lead guitars by Vince O’Regan and William Roux, “Ultima Ratio” will please every serious fan.

A CD version can be found with many shops, including at our webshop.

If you prefer digital, try bandcamp, Spotify or iTunes. But it can be found on all major outlets!

Trigger Mafia – The Brotherhood out now!

trigger mafia - the brotherhoodThe fabulous debut album The Brotherhood from Canada’s Trigger Mafia is finally available everywhere.

Here some links to streaming services:

CD version available here or here or buy it straight from the band. Or ask for it at your preferred shop!

 

Snowflake…

Earthshine build a Bridge To Infinity

Earthshine have announced their eight’ release: Bridge To Infinity. Coming September 29, the soothing instrumental electronic music project will start its journey. As Peter says:

“A lot of music was written in the past 2 years. But it wasn’t until a theme stuck in my mind, that I was able to find the right moods for the eight’ album under the Earthshine moniker. So I ditched a number of tracks and, based on the new found direction, set out to write the songs presented here. As usual the music is purely electronic. Name it what you want, but for me it is almost therapeutic to do, so I hope it works for you too. This is an imaginary trip, leaving earth, crossing our solar system and then travel into the great unknown…

Enjoy the flight”

Preceeding the 9 track album is a video for Into The Unknown:

New Signing: Trigger Mafia

new signing trigger mafiaAnnouncement:

Rock Company are very happy to report that we have signed Trigger Mafia for the release of their fabulous debut album The Brotherhood! This excellent rock album will please a lot of people! You can already check various singles they have released so far, like the titletrack, below.

Check out the band at their site.

 

Reviews Update

aeons in solitude - mourning cloak

phil vincent - today tomorrow yesterdaytragik - faith healerD'Ercole - Hard Core frontLegion - Redemption

 

 

 

It’s been a while since we added new reviews here. And yes, a bunch of last years writings will be missing. But for now let’s try to inform you about what critcs all around had to say about our releases:

  • Pete’s rock news writes about Aeons In Solitude: ““Mourning Cloak” debut is a very promising work. It is intended for the open minded fans of doom metal and gothic metal, but fans of gothic rock and progressive rock/metal will find interest in it. The album’s sweet melancholy and goth vibes reveal the darker shades of human behaviour and psychology. We impatiently await for their next work.”
  • Basbayiannis writes about Phil Vincent’s Today Tomorrow Yesterday: “Surprising uplifting and fresh sounding,… a truly remarkable album”
  • The Mayfair Mall Zine has written more favourable reviews, now for Tragik’s  Faith Healer and for D’Ercole’s Hard Core: “smashing stuff”. Oh and find a heartwarming reaction to Phil’s TTY album there too!
  • Your Music Blog on Legion’s Redemption: “another great album that will not need much time winning you over.”
  • Another “Recommended” from ViriAOR for Phil’s TTY album
  • Get Ready To Rock think Tragik’s Faith Healer is: “Quite possibly the band’s best outing to date and one to play loud, enjoy and forget about all the crap going on in the world right now. ****”
  • Dutch site Rockportaal compliment is that “fans of last century’s rock music will find much to their delight” in regard to Legion, Phil and Tragik
  • Also Strutter reports on Legion, Tragik and Phil’s solo offering in one go. All points are above an 8 so we do not complain!
  • a whopping 4 3/4 (out of 5) stars for Legion from Dmitry at DMME
  • a nice read from The Rocker on Phil: “At least you know where you are with one of his albums, an increasingly rare thing in a fragile world.”

New Age Of Aquarius album

age of aquarius - out thereMarch 3 will see the relese of the second album by Age Of Aquarius: … Out There …

After exploring the changes we were bound to experience in this Age Of Aquarius on their 2017 debut Dawn Of The Age Of Aquarius, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Peter Cox and singer Nakoma Z are back with their second effort: … Out There…
With music building on their progressive and rock music roots, yet with a healthy dose of pop melodies thrown in for good measure, the duo are back with a vengeance and deliver 10 compelling songs that discuss various UFO / Alien topics. Sometimes tongue in cheek, sometimes serious, sometimes… well find out for yourself.

With the album taking more time than originally anticipated, Peter and Nakoma Z experienced first hand that changes can come unexpectedly. These changes also opened the door for Peter to add voices and vocals. Parts of the in between storytelling were inspired by documentaries on the subject.

Age Of Aquarius:

Nakoma Z: vocals, lyrics for 1, 2, 3, 7 and 9

Peter Cox: all songs, additional vocals and voices, all instruments and programming, words and lyrics for 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Peter at Down The Road NL

Nakoma Z recorded her vocals in the USA.

New D’Ercole album

D'Ercole - Hard Core frontRock Company are proud to announce their 50th release. And even more so since it is the new D’Ercole album Hard Core!

D’Ercole release their brand new opus “Hard Core” in February 2021 on Rock Company Records. Packed with 10 songs of hard melodic rock, this album sets the bar for hook-laden, guitar heavy, melodic music. Mastered by Jacob Hansen, these songs pack the punch you would expect from their discography. From the crunching tones of opener “Keep it All Together” to the Thin Lizzy meets Foreigner “This is Your Life”, to the sheer AOR class of “Bringing Me Down”, all the way to massive closer “The Only One”, “Hard Core” will satisfy even the most discerning listener. Add to that , lead guitar by Legion partner Vince O’Regan and this is a must have for any fan of Winger, Pretty Maids, Dokken, Boston, Foreigner and Thin Lizzy.

Release: February 3, 2021. Pre-order now at a reduced price, shipping starts soon!

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