Sep 052017
 

“Australian melodic hard rock band The Radio Sun will release their fourth full-length album “Unstoppable” on October 20th, 2017 in Europe through Pride & Joy Music and Anderstein Music in Japan.

Vocalist Jase Old and guitarist Stevie Janevski have written a bunch of new catchy, well constructed melodic rock songs with the guidance of producer Paul Laine (solo, Dark Horse, The Defiants). Lush vocals and soaring solos are a big part of the band’s sound, further enhanced by bassist Anthony Wong and drummer Gilbert Annese. Continue reading »

Aldaria – “Land of Light”

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Feb 172017
 

Back in 1247, an ancient scroll believed to be written by God himself describing a world unknown to mankind was found deep in a tomb below what was the city of Babylon.  Hear the story as a metal rock opera performed by 18 musicians and 16 vocalists in a project by Memorized Dreams guitarist Frode Hovd.

Once upon a time, Frode Hovd had a vision for a metal rock opera.  The Norwegian guitarist went out and recruited  a host of musicians and vocalists well-known for European power metal.   Just to make sure the project stayed true to his vision, Hovd wrote and produced the album had it mixed by Roland Grapow (Masterplan) and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Primal Fear, Volbeat, Doro) at Hansen Studios.  The story itself involves a “lost gospel” of Aldaria, long hidden in a cave, where Aldaria represents a place and dimension between Heaven and Hell where the fallen are reborn as angels and where sinners come to be redeemed or forever banished to hell.  In some apocalyptic turn, beings known as Lightbringers who keep the peace in Aldaria will be called upon for the first time to stem the fall of man.  Granted, some will shudder at that concept given how far it strays from Christianity as described in the Bible, but one can see how this would make for a good fantasy story. Continue reading »

Feb 132017
 

Here is a small teaser from Aldaria‘s upcoming Metal Opera concept album “Land of Light”, with some snippets from a few songs. “Land Of Light” will be released on March 24th. through Pride & Joy Music. Check it out below.

In these tracks you’ll hear Todd Michael Hall, Rick Altzi, Jimmy Hedlund, Yannis Papadopoulos, Christer Harøy, Rayner Harøy, Andreas Nergård, Mathias Blad, Jonas Heidgert, Siegfried Samer, Kristoffer Göbel, Frode Hovd, Mike LePond, Uli Kusch, Fabio Lione, David Åkesson, Peter Danielsen. Peter Crowley Fantasy Dream, Minniva Børresen, among others.

The album has been in production for over two years. Produced and fully written by Hovd himself, this conceptional album was mixed by Roland Grapow (Masterplan) at Grapow Studios and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Primal Fear, Volbeat, Doro etc) at Hansen Studios. Artwork by Stan W. Decker (Jorn, Serious Black…).

The full cast of musicians performing on this release is listed below. Continue reading »

Jan 312017
 

Pride & Joy Music is proud to announce the signing of Frode Hovd’s Aldaria for the release of their Metal Opera concept album “Land Of Light”. The release of this record is scheduled for March 24th.

“Land Of Light” is the highly anticipated debut release by the new all-star metal opera Aldaria! The album contains 11 epic tracks in the vein of old Helloween & Avantasia, with fast-paced hymns to beautiful ballads. The band is masterminded by guitarist Frode Hovd from the Norwegian metal group Memorized Dreams who was joined by a host of world known guests from the metal community such as Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire, voc), Todd Michael Hall (Riot V, voc), Rick Altzi (Masterplan, voc), Mathias Blad (Falconer, voc), Jonas Heidgert (Dragonland, voc), Jimmy Hedlund (Falconer, guit.), Roland Grapow (Masterplan, guit.), Mike LePond, (Symphony X, bass), Uli Kusch (ex Helloween, dr.), Peter Danielsen (Darkest Sins, synths) and Mistheria (Vivaldi Metal Project, keys). The album has been in production for over two years.

Produced and fully written by Hovd himself, this conceptional album was mixed by Roland Grapow (Masterplan) at Grapow Studios and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Primal Fear, Volbeat, Doro etc) at Hansen Studios. Artwork by Stan W. Decker (Jorn, Serious Black…).

The full cast of musicians performing on this release is listed below.

Continue reading »

Jul 222016
 

vivaldi logoToday, July 22nd, 2016, Vivaldi Metal Project‘s album “The Four Seasons” is released via “Pride & Joy Music”.

Symphonic-Metal Opera conceived and produced by Mistheria.

Production, ideation, concept and artistic direction by Mistheria.
Co-produced by Alberto Rigoni.

The project is a symphonic-metal opera based on Antonio Vivaldi’s Baroque masterwork “The Four Seasons”, featuring more than 130 amazing metal and classical artists, orchestra, a string quartet and three choirs from all over the world. The album features 14 tracks – all the movements from Antonio Vivaldi’s original score plus two original new songs written by Mistheria. The impressive roster of artists probably makes this titanic album the biggest all-star project ever! Continue reading »