Interview with Sixtynine

rock melodico - sixtynineOur friends of Rock Melodico have done an extensive interview with Sixtynine. Since the website is in Spanish, I’d thought to service you with an English translation. Here it goes:

  • Hi guys, congrats for the debut album. First of all, I want to know a little bio about the band.

IGOR: Thank you! The story behind the band was born on a wedding of our friend Bostjan Klun in 2009. Tadej was playing the “wedding song” on a roof of a building and that was the first time Tomaž saw him play guitar. After the ceremony the two of them started to talk about music and eventually it led to a classic late night idea: “Let’s start a band”. It took them a year to get together after that night, but then they managed to record some demos really fast. Tadej gave me the demos I asked me if I want to be part of the band…of course I was thrilled about the idea. A few weeks later Danijel joined us and we were ready to rock.

2) How was the process of writing and recording of ‘You Are Me’?.

IGOR: From the moment we had a full line up it took us another year to finish all the songs that are on You Are Me. There were some that didn’t make it to album, but for the others it was a long run…we worked really hard until every one of us was entirely happy with the results.
The recording process was really long, but I think it was worth it. Our producer Andrea F took the song and the sound to an another level and we’re really glad we meet him.
Most of the album was recorded at Mushroom studio in Italy…it was one of the greatest musical experiences in my life. The studio is situated in an old stone house in the middle of nowhere with no internet, phone signal or any other sign of civilization…beside tons of studio equipment, of course. We were there focused only on the album, on the music and on our band. The album is the result of the energy and harmony that was created in that specific place and time.
After the additions that took part in Studio Hendrix in Koper, Slovenia, in 2016 the album was finally ready. We released the album first in Slovenia and later, in September, it was released worldwide by Rock Company label from Netherlands.

3) What’s the meaning of the title?

TOMAZ: We live in a greedy period when earnings are more important than living beings.  We live in a time when love is measured and evaluated in euros … Love can’t be measured! In short … We’re losing it. Because of the dominance of greed we became blind to compassion, for life.
So, with the song and the album “You are me”, we tried to draw attention to the hope that can change the course of life. Trying to remember and learn that “my actions have an impact on your life!”

4) What is the main influence for the band? I think that you cross classic hard rock with elements of grunge.

TADEJ: The main influence of the band is really classic and progressive rock. I think everybody in the band grow up with Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones and so on. But in the last years every one of us was exploring different worlds of music. And all that make our music sound the way it sounds.
We never base a song on a specific genre. We play it together and then everyone come out with his idea about how it should be and we change and play it until we look at each other and know “This is it!!”
We hear often from listeners and friends that our music reminds them of Guns N’ Roses, or even more of the new Slash’s albums, of Foo Fighters,… and it’s a huge honor to be compared to those bands. I like to think that’s because we share the same influences.

5) How is the rock scene in Slovenia?

DANIJEL: Slovenia nowadays has issues with promoting emerging rock bands. At the turn of the century in Slovenia rock music ruled… We are proud to have the chance to listen to rock music in Slovenia when it was still at its best.
But it seems that more and more people listen to pop or ethnic music today. It is an alarming fact for true rock fans and music enthusiasts. We are expecting a positive turnout for the rock scene in the near future. Fingers crossed  🙂 .
One must also realize that Slovenia is a small country with approx. 2million people…If you compare that for example to Rome in Italy you’ll understand just how small we are. Rome has more people than our country. The comparison can show how difficult is to emerge in scene that’s so small and at the same time explains why Sixtynine choose to release the album” You Are Me” out of the Slovenian border.

6) How can people get a copy of ‘You Are Me’?

IGOR: The album is available on the website of our label, as a digital release or as a CD. You can also get it on iTunes, Amazon or CDBaby. Or ask your shop!

7) What are your plans for this year?

IGOR: We will continue to promote You Are Me, but sadly not on the stage at least for a couple of months. Our guitarist Tadej broke his collarbone a few weeks ago. He felt from a longboard at high speed. After his recovery we’ll start to write material for a new album. We really enjoy the process of creating a song…I think it’ll be fun and I can’t wait to see the results!

8) Thank you guys! if you like to mention something else for Latin-America and Spain, you’re welcome.

IGOR: We looking forward to do some gigs near too you, we heard you’re an awesome audience! Keep on rockin’! Muchas gracias !


Strutter talks Sixtynine and Forest Field

strutter sixtynineOn the Strutter Reviews page you can now find reviews for both the Sixtynine as well as the latest Forest Field release. Gabor’s words on Sixtynine:

Sixtynine ‘You are me’ (Rock Company)

 Out of Koper, Slovenia comes the band Sixtynine, whom were formed back in 2012 and are now releasing their debut record You are me. Without a doubt we are listening to a high quality band here that takes a bit of melodic hardrock and semi-progmetal and mixes it into an own sorta sound. Opener Don’t Give Up is a lovely melodic rockballad of a very high level with great vocals and a very fine guitarsolo, all perfect sounding, remind me of Gotthard and Shakra. Other highlights are Believe (good uptempo melodic hardrock a la Victory and Casanova), Morning (great semi melodic rocker), Come To Me (lovely semi melodic rocker, even a bit light progmetal with great high pitched vocals, even a bit like Crimson Glory, with a rather cool keyboard!), December Love (great midtempo melodic metal tune, high pitched vocals again), while the slightly rougher mhr tunes Good Trade and Sunlight Hour are a little bit sleazy Guns N Roses meets The Cult. The band’s singer Tomaž Klepač has a wonderful voice, the CD has a big major label ish sound and the songs are mostly good clean high quality melodic hardrock, so definitely a recommended band to check out at:

 (Points: 8.3 out of 10)

strutter forest field Forest Field ‘Lonely desert’ (Rock Company)

Already the 4th album of Forest Field, which is a project by Dutch multi-instrumentalist Peter Cox. He does everything by himself except the vocals, which are provided by Phil Vincent, who recorded them in the USA. The result is more or less close to Phil Vincent’s releases, so if you’re familiar with his music, then you will understand how this sounds like. This time it all starts with a very strong song titled Valley of pain, an uptempo AOR/Melodic Rock tune with a deadly catchy chorus. This is definitely one of the finest songs of Forest Field so far. The rest of the album isn’t that as strong as the opening cut, but still a nice melodic heavy rock affair, with a few instrumentals and a couple surprising calmer tunes, such as Doomed in the desert and the epic lengthy closing track Fear that reveals progrock influences. All together a nice new record by Forest Field. More info at:

(Points: 7.8 out of 10)

Chart success for our artists!



Still cannot believe the chart success for our artists on the October Rock Chart on One World Music. We have #Tragik at #16, the highest new entry with Forest Field at #12, Docker’s Guild at #7, Sixtynine at #2 and #CranstoN (with Phil Vincent and Paul Sabu) at NUMBER 1! And the former #1, Holly Montgomery, whose album we distribute, is on position 4!
The show repeats today at 9PM GMT, or catch the #podcast: or below.
THANK you to all the listeners and presenters! We love you all

Awesome Sixtynine review

crossfire sixtynineGerman website Crossfire has written an awesome review of our Sixtynine release Your Are Me. As the website is in German, here is an English translation:

This quartet from Slovenia creates a skillful balancing act between classic and modern rock of the 90s. Well, and when it gets balladesque, like on “Come To Us”, you can look forward to Pink Floyd meets Queensryche meets Dream Theater. So I’m thrilled. Charming vocals by singer Tomaz K., who sounds so powerful in the higher pitches, it’s the icing on the cake. The guys themselves call their ten track album organic rock ‘n’ roll. Yes from me! Main thing it rocks! Although the elements of the alternative sounds, samples and gadgets are exploited, they do not exaggerate, so that the status “handmade” is quite justified. Anyway, one begins relatively unconventionally with “Don’t Give Up” a power ballad. This takes courage in today’s over-stimulus. And the band enthuses more by feel and depth, than by hardness and aggressiveness. Even if a latent Axl W. Rose (Guns’ n’Roses) lies singing around the corner. Should be heard!

Rating: 8 out of 10 points
Author: Steve Burdelak

Reviews on The Rocker

UK site The Rocker has published a number of reviews for our releases. We are very happy with the reception of mr. H., so thank you for these! Click on the picture to read the review.

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The first ever OMWR Rock Chart

omwr-rockchart-2016-09September saw the first ever One World Music Rock Top 30 chart. And it has turned out to be quite a success for Rock Company and it’s releases. The list:

  1. Forest Field – Angels? #15
  2. Sixtynine – You Are Me #7
  3. Tragik – Come And Get It #6
  4. CranstoN – CranstoN #5
  5. Docker’s Guild – The Heisenberg Diaries Book A – Sounds of Future Past #4
  6. And to top things, our newly added distribution title Holly Montgomery – Leaving Eden, scored the #1 position!

Our little company is very happy with this achievement for all the artists involved and thanks all the listeners and the whole of the OMWR team for their help!

You can listen to the chart show here, it includes songs from Sixtynine, Cranston, Docker’s Guild and Holly Montgomery:

Review Sixtynine: 70’s hard rock with a grunge touch

rock melodicoOur friends at Rock Melodico have published a great review for our latest release. Their original is of course in Spanish, so with help from Google an English version for you:

From the distant lands of Slovenia comes ‘You Are Me’, debut of hard rock band Sixtynine, published this September by the Dutch label Rock Company. The band likes to call their style ‘Organic R & R’.  Tomaž Klepac (vocals & acoustic guitar), Tadej Tadic (guitar), Danijel Brezec (bass) and Igor Marasovic (drums) make up the combo, being influenced by the classic, yet contemporary and organic rock.

Originally from the city of Koper, Slovenia, the band is relatively new but the musicians are well known in their country. The idea of the group was to perform a work of pure classic rock but with open doors to more contemporary sounds. Thus, the first single is “Don’t Give Up”, and here is the video:

Meanwhile, “Come to Me” is an acoustic song with a sound reminiscent of Led Zeppelin. “December Love” has a bit of a garage rock sound, while the title track “You Are Me” plays a bit with the Gothic. “Lazy Crazy Thing” returns to classic early 70s  hard rock, with guitars and psychedelic sounds and at the end comes with “Still Dreaming”, a gem to enjoy with keyboards and guitars, with a dreamy and introspective chorus.

sixtynineSixtynine is certainly a band to follow, with a very American sound, which will delight those who yearn classic rock and the grunge of the 90’s.

Pre Order for Sixtynine – You Are Me

sixtynine - you are meThe official release for the Sixtynine album is September 2, but you can already place your order now! We have made it an enhanced edition with no less than 3 bonus videos. The 16 page booklet hold photos, lyrics and credits. All is housed in a beautiful digisleeve like all our recent releases. This because we as a company want to limit our environmental footprint as much as possible. So no plastic and less weight.

Order now, and it ships before the end of the month!

On iTunes you can also order the album and get it delivered on the day of release!

Here a track for you to enjoy:

New Signing: Sixtynine!

    sixtyninephoto by Valentin Casarsa

Rock Company is very proud to announce the signing of prime Slovenian hard rock band Sixtynine! The international release of their album You Are Me (including no less that 3 bonus videos) is set for September 2, 2016.

They like to call it „Organic R&R“, a brew of the sinergy between band members Tomaž Klepač (lead vocals & acoustic guitar), Tadej Tadič (electric guitars), Danijel Brezec (bass guitar) and Igor Marasovič (drums & percussion). And it is as hard hitting as the most potent organic ales or concoctions, a contemporary blend of rock that is firmly, audibly and shamelessly rooted in the very best & most iconic rock classics, and that despite its’ modern approach has been crafted and recorded without the all to present conteporary aids such as autotune, drum replacement or timing adjustment or groove quantizing, samples, virtual instruments or guitar amp simulators. Organic, indeed!

A first taste of what you can expect:

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