The second hammer album from Cranston is arriving!
Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Phil Vincent, AOR God Paul Sabu, D’Ercole drummer B.F. D’Ercole, together form CRANSTON. Their new album “II” defies any easy pigeonhole. By turns, they perform melodic rock to accompany a throbbing backline as in “What’s it Gonna Take” and “Always on the Run”, singing about life, love, and everything surrounding it. Then suddenly dropping a pop song worthy of massive attention in the form of “Wish I Had More Time”. Then changing course to insight the metal fury of “Throwin’ Down”, “Dead & Gone” and “Tables Turning”. CRANSTON “II” checks all the boxes. They top it all off with a massive production on par with the most successful albums of our time– This, all skilfully blended into a seamless flow.
The album is available for pre-order now on Bandcamp and iTunes. Or buy the limited edition CD straight from us. And until release day for a reduced price!
the new Made To Burn album from D’Ercole is available for pre order now. Find the CD for a limited time at a reduced price in our webshop. And if you prefer digital, get it from iTunes with an instant download of the song Tragedy in Motion and the full album when it releases on July 18!
Wanna get a glimpse of what to expect? check out the EPK:
Rock Company are excited to announce their new partner: Marenna! We will release their highly energetic LIVE album Livin’ No Regrets, early 2018! This will also mark the first ever live album on the label.
Stay tuned for more details and welcome to the RC Family: Rod Marenna!
We are very happy that we have expanded our cooperation with prolific artist Phil Vincent! No less than 7 titles from his extensive catalogue are now easy available here in Europe! Quality melodic (hard) rock with sometimes some prog overtones, that is the trademark from Phil. So go check them out in the shop or take a listen here first:
Update: 8 more titles from a.o. Phil, D’Ercole and Tragik available now!
The ever so friendly people of Rock Melodico are the first to write a review of our coming release of Cranston, the album with rock icon Paul Sabu and master vocalist Phil Vincent. Their website is in Spanish, so with a little help from Google, here is what they say:
Cranston is the new project from Phil Vincent of Tragik, among other projects. Taking the name from his native city in Rhode Island, the singer is now joined by none other than Paul Sabu for this melodic rock project that does not rely on the past but has very interesting musical elements; guitars, keyboards, vocals, all combined for optimum results. B.F. D’Ercole on drums completes the combo.
Among the tracks, opener “Long Long Way to Go” creates an imprint of hard funk and bears that particular Vincent voice. “You Oughta Know” is similar to the cadence of “Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin, while “See You On The Other Side” is a song with a 100% eighties hard rock feel. “Trouble Ahead” is a half-time track, with a melodic chorus outlined by keyboards. More hard rock comes with “Fallen” albeit with the melody always present.
The second part of the album begins with “Queen of the Pain”, with a more powerful theme, while “Let it Go” continues along this path, even with more industrial background sounds. “Sea of Madness” is a leisurely half-time, with many background elements, following that eastern influence from Zep, just like “Hangin On”. Closing the album is “Unwanted” a heavy song with sensational drumming.
Recorded at Sabu Studios and The Musik Room, mixed and produced by Sabu and with all songs composed by the duo, Cranston is a project for those who like hard rock of the 70s and 80s but musically led to the present, with modern sound and accomplished musicianship with many textures to discover.
CRANSTON will be released on July 22 by Rock Company, but the pre order is already available.