We're happy to annouce that we've added Swedish Classic Rock band Bridge To Mars to our roster. The band's self-titled debut album is scheduled for a late February 2016 release.
Bridge To Mars is:
JJ Marsh: Guitar/vocals
Robert Hansen Bass
Thomas Broman: Drums and cowbell
German PINK FLOYD tribute band ECHOES feat. Oliver Hartmann (Rock Meets Classic/Avantasia/Hartmann) on vocals and guitars today charted in Germany at the official German DVD sales chart at #20!
„Barefoot To The Moon“ was released on 16.10.2015 on Sonic 11/Pride & Joy Music with German distribution via Edel and marks the first ever chart entry for our inhouse label PRIDE & JOY MUSIC.
Thanks to journalists and media partners who have helped to make this big success happen and especially the guys at Edel for their huge support!
Youtube trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI97wi4Tch4
Press quotes (in German):
„Schlicht und einfach sensationell.“ (Eclipsed)
„Das (die Songs) alles wird mit zusätzlichem Saxophon, mit Streichern und mehrstimmigem Chorgesang nicht nur geschmackvoll, sondern erstaunlich authentisch in Szene gesetzt, sodass man phasenweise die Herren Gilmour, Waters, Mason & Wright eigenhändig am Werk wähnt. Toll…!“ (Classic Rock)
„Egal ob man sich am Ende für DVD oder CD enscheidet, "Barefoot To The Moon" gehört definitiv in jede gut sortierte FLOYD-Sammlung.“ (powermetal.de)
„Danke für dieses Album.“ (Radio Barbarossa)
„Ganz große Kunst.“ (Dream Out Loud)
„Die Band spielt groß auf.“ (Musik an sich)
„Die vorliegende DVD…dokumentiert eindrucksvoll einen denkwürdigen Abend und offenbart die Musik von Pink Floyd in einer Weise, wie sie bislang noch nicht zu hören war.“ (Medien Info)
(presented by Eclipsed & Rockantenne):
30.10.15 D-Zweibrücken, Festhalle
07.11.15 D-Battenberg, Burgberghalle
28.11.15 D-Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg (20th Anniversary Show)
03.12.15 D-Heidelberg, Stadthalle (AC)
04.12.15 D-Landau, Universum Kinocenter (AC)
18.12.15 D-Aschaffenburg, Stadttheater (AC) - new date!
19.12.15 D-Aschaffenburg, Stadttheater (AC) - sold out
20.12.15 D-Bochum, Christuskirche (AC)
02.01.16 D-Freiburg, Konzerthaus
03.01.16 D-Reutlingen, Stadthalle
09.01.16 D-Nürnberg, LUX-Kirche (AC)
12.01.16 D-Frankfurt, Alte Oper (AC)
22.01.16 D-Osnabrück, Rosenhof
23.01.16 D-Ahaus, Logo
12.02.16 D-Karlsruhe, Substage
13.02.16 D-Soest, Stadthalle
27.02.16 D-Brunsbüttel, Elbeforum
(AC) = Acoustic shows!
Spanish female fronted Symphonic Metal band LAST DAYS OF EDEN will release their debut album on PRIDE & JOY MUSIC on November 27th, 2015!
LAST DAYS OF EDEN is a female fronted symphonic metal band formed in 2012 in the Spanish Northern region of Asturias.
With epic folk influences added to their symphonic sound, they perform a melodic style that also carries Celtic and classical influences.
The band released an EP with six songs in 2014 which gained them a lot of recognition around the world and was extremely successful especially in Europe and in Japan.
During the year 2014 LAST DAYS OF EDEN played shows with U.D.O. and DEVIL’S TRAIN amongst others. After that, the Spanish six-piece entered the studio to record their first full album entitled “Ride The World” which includes 13 catchy and powerful songs plus one intro. The diverse song material delivers everything a fan of female fronted Symphonic, Gothic, Power Metal is longing for: Melodic Metal with driven guitars and tons of hooks, classical, orchestrated parts and folk elements plus some mega ballads. Other highlights are the more than 15 minute long epic “A Game Of War” and the bagpipe performance by Gustavo Rodríguez.
The group consists of members from other well known Spanish Metal bands such as Warcry, Avalanch, DarkSun or BandaNocturna.
Line-Up: Lady Ani – Vocals; Dani G. – guitar & vocals; Gustavo Rodríguez – Bagpipes, Juan Gómez – keyboards; Adrián Huelga – bass, Alberto Ardines – drums
The video for the song "Paradise" was taken from last year's EP and can be found at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa6agpSzQ_g
Facebook Band Page: https://www.facebook.com/lastdaysofeden
Hanny Mohamed and John Cavaliere from BLACK MAJESTY will perform an acoustic instore show at Hamburg's Remedy Records shop on Sept. 4th, 2015 at 17.30 CET. The performance will be followed by a signing session.
All details about the event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/769819323140130/
Pride & Joy Music will release the new album from American Progressive Metal heroes PSYCO DRAMA on October 30th, 2015! The CD is entitled "From Ashes To Wings".
In co-operation with Sonic11, Pride & Joy Music will distribute the upcoming live CD and live DVD from Germany's finest Pink Floyd Tribute band: ECHOES. The CD and DVD will be called "Barefoot To The Moon".The release date will be: 16.10.2015
More information on both releases will follow shortly!
25.09. T.A.N.K - Symbiosis (CD, G-A-S only)
25.09. Free From Sin - s/t (CD)
25.09. Sebastien - Dark Chambers Of Déjà-Vu (CD & download)
04.09. The Summit - Higher Ground (CD digi-pack & download)
04.09. Black Majesty - Cross Of Thorns (CD & download)
THE SUMMIT & BLACK MAJESTY release new albums on September 4th, 2015!
Please find below the key information about PRIDE & JOY MUSIC’s September 4th, 2015 releases by BLACK MAJESTY & THE SUMMIT.
Please send us your requests for these titles. Both bands will be available for interviews soon!
Band: Black Majesty – Cross Of Thorns
Release date: 04.09.2015
Label: Pride & Joy Music
Remarks: Interview days with John Cavaliere and Hanny Mohamed planned in Hamburg, Germany (Sept 4th) in Ascheberg (label office) & Rhine Ruhr Area, Germany (Sept 5th) and Plzen, Czech Republic (Sept 19th)
Australia’s best power metal band Black Majesty returns with their sixth studio album titled ‘Cross Of Thorns’. ‘Faster, heavier yet melodic as ever’ the new album continues the band’s evolution of finely crafted melodic power metal anthems. Charismatic frontman John Cavaliere shines on the new album with emotive vocals that showcases the fine ‘timber’ in his voice on songs like Phoenix, Crossroads & Vlad The Impaler - not to mention on the cover version of the Gary Moore classic anthem ‘Out In The Fields’.
Cross Of Thorns is dedicated to Dirk Illing, the band’s long-time friend and artist of all five previous album covers (R.I.P.). Mixed by Roland Grapow (ex Helloween/Masterplan) the album sounds amazing. Big drums, bass and guitars are all evident on the new release.
Previous appearances at fests such as Wacken Open Air, Masters Of Rock, Screamfest and tour supports with the likes of Saxon, Blind Guardian, Hammerfall, Edguy and Dragonforce, Black Majesty will continue to build on their ever growing fan base with further touring, including some upcoming special acoustic shows in Europe to coincide with the release of the new album.
Fans of Dio, Judas Priest, Helloween, Queensryche and Hammerfall will welcome Black Majesty’s new album - Cross Of Thorns.
Black Majesty is: John Cavaliere – lead vocals, Stevie Janevski – guitars, Hanny Mohamed – guitars & keyboard, Evan Harris – bass, Ben Wignall – drums
04.09.2015 D-Hamburg, Remedy Records (Instore show, signing session, meet & greet) plus interviews
05.09.2015 D-Ascheberg & Rhine Ruhr Area (Interviews)
19.09.2015 CZ-Plzen, U Janá (record store acoustic gig)
Band: The Summit – Higher Ground
Release date: 04.09.2015
Label: Pride & Joy Music
Remarks: Video clip available for “One Way Highway”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xjtG1pPoOQ
An unexpected clash of elements, several years in the making but assembled in just a short couple of months. In October of 2011 Björn Höglund (drummer of EASY ACTION and HOVEN DROVEN) made the call to Mats Karlsson (220 VOLT) and explained what he had in mind. For him, a dream team consisting of Mats, singer and childhood friend Michael Klemmé (MARMALADE SOULS) and bass player Lars Ericsson. Both with who Björn had played with since eighth grade. A carefully picked team of great players and established songwriters with the same background, musical taste and origin. The task: a quickly assembled album with a nod to the 70’s.
Tired of being tied up in several album projects, years in the making, Björn wanted to write and record quickly, just like many of his favorite albums were made in the 70’s , and the music had to fit the same idea. Within hours everyone was on board. At this time Michael and Mats had never even met. Stepping up to the challenge, the boys began writing in January. Out of some 16 songs written, recording began in April and eleven songs. The result; a modern sounding 70’s rock album with several nods to the all the bands that shaped Mats, Björn, Michael and Lars musically, without ripping off any of them. Well crafted songwriting in the hands of potent players with years of experience from the stage and the studio.
The digital version of this release includes the bonus track “The Way Down”. The version will be available as digi-pack.
Line-up: Mats Karlsson (guitars, vocals); Björn Höglund (drums), Michael Klemmé (vocals, guitars); Lars Ericsson (bass)