Melodic Rock Band ‘Vision Quest’ Sign with ‘Rockshots Records’ for the Release of their Rock Opera, First Single ‘Evil Laughter’ Released


Italy’s Vision Quest have signed a worldwide record deal with Rockshots Records for the release of their self-titled debut album!

Vision Quest is a project born many years ago with the purpose of conceiving a “Rock Opera” with melodic rock songs. The band name is inspired by “Vision Quest”, a 1985 American coming-of-age drama film: the soundtrack includes songs from the artists of the “HeyDay” melodic rock era such as Journey, Foreigner, John Waite, Sammy Hagar among the others.

Background of the Vision Quest sound is focused on the melodic Rock/AOR music from the 80’s combined with a symphonic rock and progressive rock influences of bands like Magnum, Kansas and Asia. The self-titled album is divided into 2 parts; the first part tells the story of “Orion”, who fights and dies to save his people from an obscure and unknown force; the second part tells the story of “Avathar”, squire of the king who ends up betraying Orion in exchange for immortality and gets to be exiled; during the exile he gets suffering, repenting, and finds love.

“Vision Quest” is an epic journey into melodic rock!

Produced by Marco Bartoli and Guido Ponzi, Mixed by Stefano Riccò at Esagono Studios and Mastered by Giovanni Versari (Muse) at “La Maestà” Studio, Vision Quest‘s debut album is set to be released worldwide via Rockshots Records on December 14, in Digipak, Digital Download and Streaming

You can listen to the first single ‘Evil Laughter’ below,


Part 1: The Kingdom
The Quest Begins
Medieval Hero
The Sacred Crown
Valley Of The Lost
The Eve Of The Battle

Part 2: The Journey
Evil Laughter
Eternal Love
Master Of Hopes
All These Years
Lost In Time

Bonus tracks:
Dragon Of Tomorrow
The Run

Pre Order Digipak Edition atRockshots Store

Cover Art by Nello Dell’Omo

Band members
Guido Ponzi: lead and backing vocals
Marco Bartoli: keyboards, bass guitars, instruments sequencing
Emiliano Belletti: electric guitars

Guests musicians
David Putney: speech in The quest begins.
Silvia Saccani: vocals and backing vocals in Eternal Love.
Mirko Pratissoli: sax solo in Avatar and Lost in Time.
Ilaria Cavalca: piano in Avatar and The Eve of the Battle.
Stefano Riccò: acoustic guitar in The Eve of the Battle
Luke “Hollywood” Barbieri: metal guitars in Eternal Love, Lost in Time, All
these Years.
Johnatan Gasparini: guitar lead in Master of Hopes.
Alfredo Pergreffi: clean guitar in Eternal Love.
Helder Stefanini: drums.

For more info:

Video (audio) for ‘Evil Laughter’

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