Release: November 23, 2022. Pre Order now Open!
ROCK COMPANY RECORDS is proud to announce the continuation of its relation with Tragik, with release of the new album “Cry for Love”.
This is the 11th opus from Phil Vincent, Dirk Phillips, and Damian D’Ercole with Vince O’Regan proving guitar histrionics throughout. “Cry for Love” solidifies TRAGIK as a force to be reckoned with inside the melodic hard rock community.
From “Thrill of it All” to “Chasing Heaven” to “And Now We Know” to the closing title track, the onslaught never wanes. Check out the rocked up version of Norman Greenbaum’s “Spirit in the Sky” for more proof.
Mastered by Jacob Hansen, this album needs to be played LOUD!!!
Pre-order digital on bandcamp:
- Rockportaal writes: “filled with classic rock songs”
- a 7 / 10 from Italian Heavy Metal Webzine
- 8.5 / 10 from German site Crossfire “well made Eighties Arena Rock. Onwards!”
- another 8 comes from Basbayiannis “Phil Vincent along with O’Regan delivers an album that should be on the list of the top melodic albums for 2021, but as we all know life is not fair, at least he is persistent and productive and we support his artistic dream”
- no less than 18/20 comes from French site Metal Integral “The result is this inspired, varied album which is surely my favorite since the first CRANSTON in 2016. I invite you to discover this talented musician through this superb Stigmata”
- The Rocker says “this is up there with his best recordings”
- Swiss Metal Factory hand out 7.6 / 10 and think it is a fun listen
- UK’s The Mayfair Mallzine urge you to buy it: “And there you have it folks, another cracking solo album from Rock worlds hardest worker, Phil Vincent, and one that you definitely need to check out … so go on then, don’t just sit there reading this, it’s called ‘STIGMATA’!!!”
Album available on al digital platforms as well as on CD. For instance here.
July 20 will see the release of No Respect, the next chapter in the Phil Vincent story! No Respect is a wildly imaginative, unabashedly hard rocking album about battling to restore melody in heavy music. “Nobody Cares” struts its stuff with more than a dose of melody and mayhem. Drummer Max Piccolo really shines on “War Arrow” where Vincent’s vocals bring the song to a new level. “The Rifleman” has that fat guitar sound that induces air guitar utopia.
“No Respect” shows Phil Vincent at his best. Songs, Performance, Production…..check, check, & check!
The album is available as a 6 panel Digisleeve CD and on all digital platforms.
Expect the latest D’Ercole album Quantum 8 on March 23, 2022. Album 8 (duh) from the band continues seamlessly where the well-received previous release Hard Core left us. So 10 more songs of hard melodic rock and maybe a surprise here and there. Fans of the band or the artists involved can buy this blind as it meets all expected standards. Again mastered by Jacob Hansen, and lead guitars provided by trusted friends Vince O’Regan and label boss Peter Cox on Your Lies, D’Ercole never lose momentum and keep delivering exciting rock music for their fans!
- no less than 18/20 points for Phil Vincent’s Stigmata opus on French site Metal Integral.
- also a whopping 8/10 for Age of Aquarius album Out There on Swiss site Metal Factory
- 4/5 stars for Vincent’s Stigmata album on Get Ready To Rock
- according to White Room Reviews Legion’s Redemption album proves that they are back for good and are worthy to add to your collection
- Clair & Obscure wrote quite a long piece on D’Ercole’s Hard Core album and even contacted Phil with some questions.
- both Stigmata and Hard Core come recommended from Dutch site Rockportaal who applaud the quality on offer
- more praise for AoA’s Out There CD comes from DMME: “a highly entertaining, and intelligent, opus”, resulting in 4,25 / 5 stars
- almost the highest possible score (4,8 / 5) from DMME for Phils Stigmata album “Going from strength to strength”
- crossing many (prog) genres and incorporating many nuances is what Prog Critique says about AoA album Out There
- and somewhere on this Strutter zine page you can find Gabor’s thoughts on D’Ercole, Age Of Aquarius and Phil Vincent!
- another Recommended from Made In Metal (Spain) for D’Ercole
- and according to ViriAOR “This new album from D’Ercole will satisfy even the most demanding listener”
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.”
Rock 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!
First the track Aira Force from the album Water by Earthshine. Released May 13:
And next is the coming album (#22!) from amazing multi-instrumentalist Phil Vincent; Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday. The album releases June 10 and is now shipping (and available for a discount!). Enjoy Flying High:
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: