We are very proud to announce the new album Mourning Cloak from Greek metallers Aeons In Solitude! The album will be released in April 2020 and is a mix of doom, metal and prog! Check the awesome track White Witch through the video:
Oh boy, almost a year has passed since we released the Arguments & Sentiments album by Dutch pop / rock band Battersea! So what better way to celebrate than with a new lyric video of the titletrack? Enjoy!
From the minds of Vince O’Regan and Phil Vincent comes the next chapter in the LEGION story. “REDEMPTION” is the brand new metal masterpiece by these melodic rock titans. Following on last year’s stellar album “RISING”, “REDEMPTION” takes things a step further into melodic metal. Heavy riffs, massive hooks, thundering backline, and pristine production vaults “REDEMPTION” to the top of the heap. Listen to O’Regan’s shredding solos, Vincent’s multilayered vocals, Gav Cooper’s throbbing bass, Andy Pierce’s kit abuse and last but not least, Irv Parratt on keyboards …….and more keyboards!!! Sit back and crank it up!! Rock Company presents for your listening pleasure……LEGION “REDEMPTION”. Enjoy this first track; RUN!
Sunrise Auranaut is a Russian studio project, led by multi-instrumentalist and composer Vitaly Kiselev who creates music inspired mainly by the classical school of 70s Prog. So far Kiselev has released 5 albums, Childhood’s End? (2013), Way Of The King (2013), The First Cosmic (2015), The Ocean Of Unspoken Words (2017) and Inserter (2018).
This 6th album (and the third for our label) is obviously inspired by the book of Mark Twain. This is reflected in the info that is added to the song titles.
Always wanting to progress, more time than ever was spent honing the songs and the sound. Just listen for yourself!
As always the music was inspired by the great classic prog artists of the Seventies, as well as classical composers like Tchaikovsky and Grieg. Helping out on synthesizers is Alexander Malakhov, leaving Kiselev to play the electric and acoustic guitars as well as handle the bass and additional synths. And for the occasion a new member was added to the project, drummer Ilya Blinov. Kiselevs experience as a designer is reflected in the beautiful artwork.
For now this album will be a digital only release. However, if you send a mail to the address in the picture on the left, stating you prefer a CD, things could change. If we can get enough interest we will make a physical release happen. But we do need your help for that!
On the brink of the new year a last view at some reviews our releases received:
- Your Music Blog on Legion – Rising ” I know some people are afraid Phil is saturating his fan base with all these releases. But when the outcome is this good, who cares… Bring it on! Well, we already know there is no stopping Phil”
- DPRP wrote lots of (very positive) things about Forest Field – Seasons: “the music is actually quite enjoyable and definitely worth checking out if you like smooth melodic AOR with an occasional heavy touch.” But they do acknowledge some tracks being more progressive 😉
- Sea Of Tranquility gives Battersea – Arguments & Sentiments 3 / 5 stars. Not bad considering this release is a bit out of their normal scope. They say ” there’s no denying that Battersea know how to snag a hook and construct a chorus”
- They also write about Legion and hand it 3.5 / 5 stars. It’s metal you know… “For me Legion finds Phil Vincent at his strongest and I personally wish he’d temper all the other musical activity he’s involved in to really focus his energies here”
- Next Background Magazine on Forest Field – Seasons: “a step forward for me, more power and not afraid of an experiment” 3/5 stars
- Then we have Festival Info handing 4/5 stars to Legion – Rising. They recommend checking the album if you are into quality hard rock.
- On to France where MusicWaves give Forest Field – Seasons 3/5. Despite some strange mistakes and assumptions from the writer, still lots of good things from them.
- We continue with a 3.75 / 5 from another French magazine, Highlands. This is a very extensive one but my French lacks adequate translation skills.
FOREST FIELD – SEASONS review in Highlands Mag 99
- And last but not least a 75/100 from BURRN Japan for Forest Field!
If someone would be so kind to translate…
Stay Safe and enjoy the festive season!
Time to show you another batch of reviews we are very happy to share!
- first is Dutch site Rockportaal. Writer Hans says “with this fifth Forest Field album, Peter Cox proves our country has a lot to offer musically. This album surprised me in a positive way”
- Next the feature of Battersea on Your Music Blog: “This is high calibre melodic power pop / pop rock with a slight alternative touch and catchy as the flu in kindergarten”
- another Dutch one for Forest Field; White Room Reviews writer Ralf says: “The beauty of quality studio work is that one never hears only a few people were involved. Because Peter Cox has everything well organised, Seasons sounds as the result of a well rehearsed progressive rock band”
- next are a couple from Rock Hard Slovakia. First one concerns Claudio Delgift and his the Essential release: 4/5 stars from Erik who says “”The Essential” is a quality album, where fans of not only progressive and instrumental rock come to their taste and at the same time taste the fruits of the remote fireland of Argentina”
- Second one is for the second Cranston album who also gets a 4/5 star rating: “The second album is simply labelled with sequential number II and features eleven fresh, crunchy and striking songs”
- last one from them is from writer Eduard and for Seasons from Forest Field. Another 4/5 stars “If you have met this project in the past and you liked their previous material, you will also like this one. “Seasons” is an aesthetically pleasing piece of music that positively surprised”
- Also about Forest Field is Jason Ritchie and Get Ready To Rock (UK). 3 1/2 / 5 stars “Forest Field are progressing nicely with their own brand of melodic prog rock. The most rounded and enjoyable to date by them”. The page also features an interview with Phil Vincent.
- On the Mayfair Mall homepage you can find links to reviews for Legion, Cranston and Phil Vincent as well as reviews for distribution titles D’Ercole and Tragik. Let’s just say they love them 🙂
- and the last ones are from The Rocker (UK) and Powerplay Magazine (UK) (wait, 4 instrumentals??) and are also for Forest Field:
Here a track that many mums and dads will be able to relate to. Or just another chance to get to know the latest album from Chinawhite that is way too good to be ignored 🙂
Different was released in 2018 and the CD is available from our label and all formats are available in all good stores and platforms.