Nils Patrik Johansson (Astral Doors, Lion’s Share, ex Civil War) will release his first solo album, “EVIL DELUXE” on Metalville this spring.
REVERENCE have signed a multi album deal for Europe, CIS and UK with ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. REVERENCE is working on a live CD and writing on a new full length studio album for an release later this year. REVERENCE will add some summer US shows, and a European tour is being planned for this fall.
REVERENCE recently released a EP ‘Foreverence‘ in tribute to their guitarist Pete Rossi, who passed away unexpectedly in March 2017. The EP is the follow-up to 2015’s Gods Of War and will also feature two bonus tracks from their up and coming live CD. All REVERENCE artwork is from Jobert Mello of Sledgehammer graphix.
REVERENCE have released a lyric video for ‘New Order‘
REVERENCE’s debut album, ‘When Darkness Calls’ was released on Razar Ice Records on May 3rd 2012 to roaring reviews, the band headed across the pond for a UK and Europe 2013 tour and back to the USA for an East Coast run. Upon returning, with only a new four song demo they signed a three album deal with Marquee/Avalon Japan and went on to release their second album ‘Gods Of War’, released on October 21st in Asia through Marquee/Avalon and the rest of the world through Razar Ice Records on November 4th 2015 to more rave reviews from fans and critics alike. On December 22th, 2017 REVERENCE released their long awaited follow up EP ‘Foreverence‘.
Scott Oliva – Vocals (ex-Wind Wraith, Innerstrength)
Bryan Holland – Guitars (ex-Tokyo Blade)
Paul Kleff – Guitars (ex-Firewölfe, Metal Church live)
Steve ‘Doc Killdrums’ Wacholz – Drums (ex-Savatage/Crimson Glory)
Russ Pzutto – Bass (Twisted Sister live)
Dead End Finland released the first single called Lifelong Tragedy, out from their forthcoming fourth album, which will be released in 2019 via Inverse Records.
The band comments:”Our fourth album will be musically the most diverse album we have made so far. The first single reflects the more epic, slower and calmer side of the album”.
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Dead End Finland is a melodic metal band from Helsinki, Finland. The band was formed in 2008 and they are known from their massive sound and topnotch production.
Stain Of Disgrace (full-length 2011 independent / 2012 Inverse Records)
Season Of Withering (full-length 2013 Inverse Records)
Slaves To The Greed (full-length 2016 Inverse Records)
Lifelong Tragedy (Single 2018 Inverse Records)
Mikko Virtanen – Vocals
Santtu Rosén – Guitars & bass
Miska Rajasuo – Drums
Jarno Hänninen – Keys
German Neoclassical Heavy Metal band, MICHAEL SCHINKEL’S ETERNAL FLAME, have signed a multi album deal with ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. MICHAEL SCHINKEL’S ETERNAL FLAME third album ‘Smoke On The Mountain‘ includes 13 tracks, to be out on May 18th, 2018. The album is produced by Michael Schinkel & Helmut Kohlpaintner, co-produced by Timothy Touchton, mixed by Michael Schinkeland mastered by Christoph Stickel.
‘Smoke On The Mountain‘ featuring Mark Boals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, Ring of Fire) and Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum) on vocals.
Timothy Touchton (known by lyrics such as “Go for Gold” Olympics in Seoul 1988, “Sail Away” Joe Cocker as well as 11 Top 40 and 3 top 5 hits), Carsten Lizard Schulz (Evidence One, Midnite Club, Domain) and Rainer Holzapfl did the lyrics.
MICHAEL SCHINKEL’S ETERNAL FLAME is:
Michael Schinkel – Vocals & all Guitars
Helmut Kohlpaintner – Keyboards
Thomas Keller – Bass & Backing Vocals
Michael Hencky – Drums
Mark Boals – Vocals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, Ring of Fire)
Göran Edman – Vocals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum)
Ossy Pfeiffer – Keyboards (Ignore The Sign)
Christian Tatsek – Keyboards
Ritchie Kelly – Guitar Solo
Andy Dick – Drums (Bobby Kimball, Glenn Hughes, Ron Young)
Robert Lipp – Bass
Gerhard Blum – Bass
Makeus Grünzer – Bass
MICHAEL SCHINKEL’S ETERNAL FLAME style is inspired by the 80’s and 90’s (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE).
After the first two albums “Desire” (1998 – Point Music & Dreamchaser Records) and “King of the King” (2002 – MTM Music) it was the end of Eternal Flame. Michael Schinkel (singer and guitarist) and Helmut Kohlpaintner (keyboard player, bassist) decided to work as composers and producers for other musicians and bands and founded the company “enooma-media musicproduction” in Munich. Again and again they received calls, letters and e-mails from fans, with the request to produce a new Eternal Flamealbum. It then started in 2012. Helmut Kohlpaintner and Michael Schinkel discussed the project and quickly found partners for lyric writing such as Timothy Touchton (known by lyrics such as “Go for Gold” Olympics in Seoul 1988, “Sail Away” Joe Cocker as well as 11 Top 40 and 3 top 5 hits). The album was created by further guests such as Mark Boals(ex-Yngwie Malmsteen and Ring of Fire) and Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen & John Norum). Other musicians such as Thomas Keller (bass) and Robert Lipp (bass) from past Eternal Flame days as well as the drummer Michael Hencky also shared their know how.
On April 27th 2018, AOR Heaven will re-issue the rare and out of print album “The State Of Rock” with two bonus tracks as a limited edition of 1000 copies. The album was re-mastered by guitarist Robby Böbel.
Track listing: 1. Heaven Knows, 2. The Night Comes Over You, 3. Another Love, 4. Heaven Can’t Wait, 5. Endless, 6. Over And Out, 7. Dangerous Game, 8. Hold On, 9. I Have To Be Strong, 10. Victom Of Madness, 11. It’s Not Over, 12. I’m Fallin (former Japanese bonus track), 13. Alone (former Japanese bonus track)
FRONTLINE from Nürnberg, Germany belong to the pioneers of the German hard rock scene. Founded in 1989 by Robert Böbel (guitars, keyboards; EVIDENCE ONE, PHANTOM V), Stephan Kämmerer (vocals), Thomas Riess (bass) und Stephan Bayerlein (drums), their debut album “The State Of Rock” finally hit the stores in 1994 – a true classic which until today still is regarded as the finest album of the band by many. This record also meant the breakthrough for the guys in Japan where they reached # 10 in the rock sales charts. Straightly after the release, FRONTLINE went on tour in Europe and had the honour to open for various great acts such as GOTTHARD, CRASH TEST DUMMIES, BONFIRE, TYKETTO and CASANOVA.
In 1995, FRONTLINE pulled out the full acoustic album „Two Faced“. However, personal differences within the band followed and ended up in the departure of Stephan Bayerlein and Thomas Riess in 1996. They were replaced by Thomas „Hutch“ Bauer (Bass) und Rami Ali (Drums; EVIDENCE ONE, SHYLOCK). Still in the same year, FRONTLINE signed a record deal with a new label, recorded the single “Man In Motion” and the album “Heroes” which though officially only saw the light of day in Japan since their European label went out of business.
One year later, the band decided to start working on another new album which is well known under it’s working title “Heroes II” amongst the fans but never saw a release. Due to a complicated contractual situation many labels feared to contact FRONTLINE during the following years and the band went back to the underground again until Georg Siegl at AOR Heaven finally showed his interest in the band in the year 2000 and signed them for the first time. Just one month later, the album “Right Attitude” was released which can be regarded as a sort of compilation out of both “Heroes” albums …and “Right Attitude” became a huge success for the band again! The recordings for their 2002 output “Against The World” started the same year, and this album finally re-established FRONTLINE on the international hard rock market.
Throughout the months after the release of the best of compilation “Almost Unreleased” (2003) which also featured a couple of rare tracks for the fans, FRONTLINE again went into the studio and started to work on a new album called “The Seventh Sign” (2004). In the year 2006, the last studio album the German group called “Circles” was released.
New melodic hard rock project called HEARTWIND is coming up with their debut album entitled “Higher and Higher” on April 27th which will be released from AOR HEAVEN.
Track listing: 1. Higher and higher, 2. Cry out into space, 3. Ready for the moonlight, 4. One night away from you, 5. Surrounding me 6. Through the light, 7. Too late for roses 8. Creatures of the night, 9. Don’t be that girl, 10. Your eyes cannot lie, 11. Game of love
With members from bands like Constancia, The Poodles, Token, Narnia and Essence of Sorrow, and with guest stars Nina Söderquist (Bjorn Skifs/Badrock, Champions of Rock a.o.), Janne Stark (Grand Design, Mountain of Power a.o.), and Tåve Wanning (The Voice, Adrenaline Rush, Peaches), new melodic hard rockers Heartwind may come across as one of those one off band projects, but nothing could be more far from the truth. Heartwind is the story of two old friends, with a common love for classical melodic hard rock and AOR, that after fifteen years of friendship started to write the album they always had wanted to listen to themselves. Over a meal in downtown Stockholm, guitar player and songwriter Goran Engvall (former with Hitworks) and progressive/melodic keyboard player and fellow songwriter Mikael Rosengren (Constancia, Token, Scudiero), laid down the vision for what was yet to come. 15 original songs and 12 months later, Mikael started to pull some strings from his many fellow musicians in the Swedish hard rock scene since 20 years back. The two songwriters were amazed with the positive response they got on their first demos, from hard rock industry people & fans. It became evident that they were going to be able to attract some great talent to the album and the band. Believing in the importance of fellowship and a strong people fit when starting a band, Mikael and Göran started to dig in closest ground: Drummer Peter TrumPeter Svensson (Constancia, Faith) and singer Germán Pascual (Narnia, Dj Mendez, Essence of Sorrow), happily joined the band, and two key pieces of the puzzle came into place. With Peter and Germán onboard, the band knew they had both a powerful backbone and a phenomenal front man in place!
Germán invited his old friends, and former band mates, guitar virtuoso Martin Hall (Germán Pascual band) and bass wizard Germain Leth (The Poodles, Watchmen) to join the band and magic was about to happen. When also the very well respected Fredrik Folkare (Unleashed, Firespawn, Eclipse, Scudiero a.o.), accepted to team up to produce and mix, the band knew they had something special going. Fredrik’s contribution also as a musician on the album (guitar & bass) cannot be underestimated.
With classical albums like Hysteria (Def Leppard), 1987 (Whitesnake) and Escape (Journey) serving as inspiration, the intention from the band has been to get every single track to stand on its own two feet! Timeless melodic hard rock with a modern but still genuine sound!
Germán Pascual – Lead vocals
Mikael Rosengren – Keyboards
Martin Hall – Lead guitars
Göran Engvall – Lead guitars & backing vocals
Peter TrumPeter Svensson – Drums
Germain Leth – Bass
AMRS APPROVED : 9/10
The new album from melodic Hard Rockers MAVERICK is called “Cold star dancer” and is set for release on April 6th on Metalpolis Records.
Founded back in 2012 from the Balfour brothers Ryan and David, Maverick soon could establish themselves in the scene. With their first album „Quid Pro Quo“ they already could tour in Europe together with the Swedish Hard Rock stars THE POODLES. The from press and fans very well reviewed second album „Big Red“ saw the 5-piece from Belfast/Northern Ireland again on the road with Swedish superstars TREAT. They also played festivals like H.E.A.T FESTIVAL (Germany), ICEROCK and ROCKNACHT TENNWIL (Switzerland) and ROCKINGHAM in the UK, which helped them to grow their solid fan base to a massive one!
The new album „Cold Star Dancer“ marks a consequent follow-up to „Big Red“. Groovy and modern played Heavy Rock with killer hooklines and well produced by Neal Calderwood in the Manor Park Studios in Belfast. Singer David Balfour proves that he is one of the new heroes of the current Hard Rock generation and guitarist Ryan Balfour, who played almost all the guitars himself (second guitarist Terry McHugh left the band during the production), is without a doubt one of the upcoming shredders! Some songs saw guest performances from TREAT guitarist Anders Wikström („Ex Machina“ and „Cold Star Dancer“) and STORMZONE guitarist Steve Moore (Myrmidon“, „Viper“ and „Devil’s Night“). Until they’ll find a permanent new guitar player, Steve Moore will help the band out on live shows.
Tracklist: 1. Dusk, 2. Cold Star Dancer, 3. Myrmidon, 4. Kiss Of Fire, 5. Goodbye,
6. Ex Machina, 7. Magellan Rise, 8. Seize The Day, 9. Viper, 10. Kings, 11 Devil’s Night,
12. Jessie’s Girl (bonus track)
David Balfour – vocals
Ryan Balfour – guitar
Richie Diver – bass
Jonathan Millar – drums
2013 Talk’s Cheap EP
2014 Quid Pro Quo
2016 Big Red
2018 Cold Star Dancer
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AMRS Approved: 8.5 / 10
Swedish melodic rockers Universe are back as Universe Infinity and their new album called “Rock is alive” is set for release on April 13th from Pride & Joy Music.
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UNIVERSE started in 1982 in Upplands Väsby, Sweden, where hard rock ruled the streets. The members hailed from several different local bands. After leaving the band Moon, lead guitarist Michael Kling, who founded the band WC in the late 70’s with John Norum, became one of UNIVERSE’s founding members. Bassist Hasse Hagman, who played in Joey Tempest‘s first band, along with drummer Anders Wetterströmand guitarist Per Nilsson, all came from the band Twilight. Once UNIVERSE got their hands on keyboard player Fredrik Kriström and singer Kjell Wallen, the band was complete. They played diligently for a couple of years all over Sweden, opening for Nazareth, among many other gigs. In 1985, the band released its self-titled debut album with songs like “Rollin’ On”, “Stories from the Old Days”, and “Strong Vibrations”. In 1986, Kjell Wallen left the band on good terms following creative differences and was subsequently replaced by Janne Åström. With Janne as the new frontman, the band focused fully on a follow-up to their debut album. Several demos were recorded but never ended up in the right hands. The band dissolved in early 1988 and then had a short reunion for a final show in the ice hall in Upplands Väsby later that year.
The band members went their separate ways, each showing up here and there in different contexts with connections to music. Everyone maintained occasional contact and eventually Per Nilsson reached out to the others to see if they were interested in playing together again. In 2002, all the members met up together for the first time in 14 years. They immediately knew they wanted to play again, and became convinced that the old material still had potential. Everyone agreed that a new album had to be released, but also that they were being pulled in different directions. For several years they kept continuous contact, waiting for the time when recording an album became inevitable. At first, UNIVERSE lacked a singer, but suddenly one day he was just there. Andreas Eklund (ex-House Of Shakira) became the new front man, his narrative lyrics and tasteful melodies opening the door to another dimension, so the band could take a bigger step into the galaxy. Now, finally, UNIVERSE is back as UNIVERSE INFINITY with “Rock Is Alive”, a powerful album that is a tribute to the music of the 70’s and 80’s, and to their youth in Upplands Väsby. “Rock Is Alive” was produced by Michael Kling and Per Nilsson at Kling Studios, and mixed and mastered by Stefan Helleblad; drums were recorded in Standstraight Studio One Scandinavia. The artwork was created by Sylvain Lucchina at Razor Images.
Line-Up: Michael Kling – Lead Guitar; Andreas Eklund – Vocals; Hasse Hagman – Bass; Freddy Kriström – Keyboard; Anders Wetterström – Drums; Per Nilsson – Guitar
Listen to New York’s melodic rock rising hope TEMPT covering classic Def Leppard’s “Women” :
Second album is coming up this summer on July 20th from swedish metallers
FREE FROM SIN.
The tracklist so far is:
Faces of Christ
The Devils mule
GOD made you Hate (The core of War)
Crossing the Borderline
Deciever (become a Believer)
Break and Burn
World Victim (The end)
Swedish metal band FREE FROM SIN released their self-titled debutalbum in 2015. The debutalbum was received very well in the hard rock and metal communities.
FREE FROM SIN – Free From Sin (2015)
Free From Sin
Evil Or Divine
Stumbling Down A Wicked Road
The Masquerade Temple Of Fear
La Grande Finale (instrumental)
The album was first released digitally on label Blakk records July 7th, 2015 and a physical release followed in all of Europe September 25th, 2015 on label Pride & Joy Music.
IMPERIUM – The Mika Brushane Project announced the new album (no title or release date yet) set to be released this year and some of the guest musicians part of the line up.
The first single out of the upcoming album is already on youtube as lyric video and is called “Beyond the Stars”. This song is featuring Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Unisonic, Sunstorm, Khymera) on vocals. The guitars are played by Erkka Korhonen, best known from the Raskasta Joulua project and bands like Urban Tale, Ari Koivunen, Northern Kings, Dark Sarah.
Dynazty announced their return in the studio, preparing their new album (no title yet) which will be released later on this year.
Here’s what band states:
“We are excited to announce the start of the recordings for our follow up album to 2016’s Titanic Mass. Set for release in 2018, the album is recorded in Skara, Sweden at the Panic Room Studios with Thomas “Plec” Johansson producing.
Singer Nils Molin says: “After starting the writing back in the spring of 2017, it is exciting to say the least to finally start recording this album, that I without hesitation can say is our strongest effort yet!
We are at the moment laying down drums, and the mood in the studio is thoroughly vibrant! Can’t wait to show the world what is being worked on here!”
Swedish melodic rockers Grand Design announced the release of their new album called “Viva La Paradise” on April 20th.
The first single clip will be relased on March 9th.
Here’s the first teaser from the album:
Greek melodic rockers Rain or Shine based in Athens, are due to re-release their debut album called “Seize the Night” through Lion’s Pride Music. The album was self-released back in 2014.
Release date is set for April 27th.
Rain or Shine are:
Steve S.R. – Vocals,Guitars,Bass, Synths
Andy R. McCormick- Drums, Percussion
Rain Or Shine is a promising melodic hard rock band from Greece, which was formed in 2013.Our goal is to write our own radio hit songs and contribute to the hard rock scene.After all, music is all about passion, creativity and having a good time, so there is no doubt that we’re gonna continue our music journey, until all of our dreams come true.
Rain or Shine released their debut album in April 2014, called “Seize The Night”.
check for more :Rain Or Shine – Seize The Night (Sampler / 27 April 2018)
Digital on iTunes: https://apple.co/2sL8EKC,
Nils Patrik Johansson (LION’S SHARE, ASTRAL DOORS, ex-CIVIL WAR), will release his first solo album “Evil Deluxe”, this spring on German label Metalville.
“I have thought about a solo album for ten years, but then CIVIL WAR came into the picture and I used all my ideas for the three albums that we did” Nils Patrik reveals.
“After my departure from them, I felt that I wanted to focus 100% on ASTRAL DOORS and LION’S SHARE. But all of a sudden inspiration came back – and from out of nowhere I had 10 new killer songs. It felt natural to hire my LION’S SHARE band mate, Lars Chriss as producer and guitar player. My son Fredrik Johansson play drums on the record, so finally father and son Johansson will appear on the same album.” Nils Patrik adds.
Other musicians on the album:
Andy Loos (LION’S SHARE, GLORY) – Bass
Fredrik Bergh (BLOODBOUND) – Keyboard
Kay Backlund (LION’S SHARE) – Keyboard
Anuviel (SAECRED SPIRIT) – Keyboard
Marcus Bengts – Bass
A couple of special guests are to be revealed later on as well.
An official teaser video can be seen below:
Swedish Melodic Hard Rock Band, VOLSTER (feat. ex-members of Masquerade and House Of Heavy) will release their debut album ‘Perfect Storm‘ on April 20th via Rock Of Angels Records. The album includes 12 tracks and is produced by VOLSTER, co-produced and mixed by Max Norman (Ozzy Osbourne, Lynch Mob, Armored Saint, Lizzy Borden, Megadeth, Y&T) and mastered by Thomas “Plec” Johansson (Soilwork, Onslaught, Armageddon, Degradead, Dynazty) at The Panic Room Mastering.
The album artwork was made by Jonas Beijer (Afterbürner, Fejd, The Crown, Gooseflesh, Electric Earth). All photos by Jan-Erik Lindkvist Photography AB.
Henrik Lundberg says: “Brought up with music from the 70th and 80th the roots are deep. So it’s no surprise our music is built from these glorious decades even if we also involve more modern flavours. The main ingredient is the melody, what else makes a great song other than great vocals and interesting riffs of course. With members having been active in the music business for decades now is the time to make all our music dreams come true, playing the music we love. VOLSTER is melodic hard rock as it’s supposed to be.”
The album can be pre-ordered here: http://roar.gr/product/volster-perfect-storm-jewel-case-cd
A video teaser of the album “Perfect Storm” can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/kH21WbIavpU
1. King Of The Hill
2. Heaven Or Hell
3. Perfect Storm
5. Still In Love
8. Games Of War
9. Easier Said Than Done
10. I Don’t Care
11. Drifting Away
12. Ends With Me
Peter Tenning – Vocals
Ulf Andersson – Guitar (ex-Masquerade)
Henrik Lundberg – Bass (ex-House Of Heavy, ex-Masquerade)
Daniel Granlund – Drums (Syconaut)
Johan Kihlberg’s Impera – “Age Of Discovery”
ART NATION – INFECTED (single)
HARDCORE SUPERSTAR – RING THE HOUSE DOWN (New Single/Video)
BON JOVI – WHEN WE WERE US (single)
SEYMINHOL – OPHELIAN FIELDS
ÖBLIVÏON – RESILIENCE
DUKES OF THE ORIENT – DUKES OF THE ORIENT
MAD HATTER – MAD HATTER
ARMORED DAWN – BARBARIANS IN BLACK
SPACE ELEVATOR – II
MILESTONES – RED LIGHTS
NEW HORIZONS – INNER DISLOCATION
SPARTAN WARRIOR – HELL TO PAY
SALEM – ATTRITION
SHIRAZ LANE – CARNIVAL DAYS
THUNDERMOTHER – THUNDERMOTHER
CATS IN SPACE – CATS ALIVE!
REACH – THE GREAT DIVINE
SQUEALER – BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
ELEINE – UNTIL THE END
MICHAEL SCHENKER – A DECADE OF THE MAD AXEMAN
SACRED LEATHER – ULTIMATE FORCE
MICHAEL LANDAU – ROCK BOTTOM,
REVERTIGO – REVERTIGO
CORELEONI – THE GREATEST HITS PART 1
UNRULY CHILD – UNHINGED (Live From Milan)
WE SELL THE DEAD – HEAVEN DOESN’T WANT YOU AND HELL IS FULL
ALCYONA – TRAILBLAZER
ANIMAL DRIVE – BITE!
KILL RITUAL – ALL MEN SHALL FALL
CHRIS BAY (Freedom Call) – CHASING THE SUN
IGNORE THE SIGN – A LINE TO CROSS
Drive She Said announced the rerelease of the album “Real Life” completely remixed and mastered. Release date is set to March 23d from Escape Music.
Track list: : 1 Real Life 5:12 / 2 Stronger 5:33 / 3 We Live For Love 4:36 / 4 Whats it Gonna Take 4:22 / 5 Silverwhite 3:39 / 6 Overdrive 4:09 / 7 Find Your Place 5:10 / 8 All Your Heart 4:42 / 9 Hold Me 5:36 / 10 When WIll It Be Love 4:48 / 11 How Can I Be Sure 5:37 / 12 Always and Forever (Godz) / 4:43 / 13 Believe 4:45
Drive, She Said is:
Al Fritsch– Vocals, Guitars, Bass
Mark Mangold- Keys and Background Vocals
Jonathan Mover- Drums
Produced by Mark Mangold and Al Fritsch
Re-Mixed in 2017 by Brian Anthony and Mark Mangold
Recordings engineered by Mark Mangold and Al Fritsch at Mariel’s Kitchen Studios, N.Y. and Jack’s House Studios, N.J.
Drums Recorded at Skyline Studios engineered by Jonathan Mover and Alex Olson.
Vocal Extravaganza Arrangements by Al
Artwork by Nello Del Omo
Cover Concept by Drive, She Said
DRIVE, SHE SAID is a melodic metal duo that has recorded 6 records. Having started out on CBS in the U.S., made up of Mark Mangold and Al Fritsch, D,SS is known for their stellar vocals, anthemic songs and scathing musicianship
Mangold, a renowned keyboardist, and his creative partner in Drive, She said, the amazing singer/multi-instrumentist Al Fritsch, met in 1988 and started writing and paving the way for their acclaimed first album Drive, She Said on Columbia records. The band toured extensively, playing with such bands as FM, UFO and others, and performing at numerous Festivals.
In 2003 Mark and Al joined with drummer Jonathan Mover to create the album “Real Life”.
According to Mangold “When we started it was important to carve out an original sound, and hopefully also have a “hit. We have always wanted to make our music totally over the top! One of the favorite records we ever did is “Real Life” but the original release never sounded the way we wanted it to. It has the walls of vocals, and musicianship, and hopefully anthemic, and sometimes progressive, songs we enjoyed doing and I am ecstatic that we were now able to remix and release it the way it was meant to be. I am also happy that Al’s legacy is preserved as to listen to this record is to be surrounded by Al Fritch’s voice, playing and energy.”