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CELEB CAR CRASH release new single and video for “Enemy’s Desire”!

The video for “Enemy’s Desire”, latest single from the album “People Are The Best Show” by Celeb Car Crash, is based on the most classical archetypes, although impactful: a starter, a couple, a “witness” and a linear path; it deals with life, encounters, obstacles, supernatural or unlikely events which hinder the main characters, hope and the end.


The first scene of the video was shot with the aid of a drone, while all the rest in an unique sequence shot. A single take, filmed at the dawn of November 2nd “All Souls’ Day”, slowmotion and a few digital effects in post-production. Classe’s Lido, the seaside and its pine grove are the setting to this video.

Product completely Made in Italy with the typical xenophilic taste the band has always accustomed us since their musical beginning.


Directed by Filippo Cinotti and Nicola Briganti. The worldwide premiere was given to “”, on the 5th of December, which will offer exclusively to its readers, for 24h, the video for “Enemy’s Desire” as preview.


Celeb Car Crash band would like all your readers to enjoy the video!


Link to the video:

Current album: People Are The Best Show


PR in Germany & Austria:


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AVENFORD will release new album „New Beginning“ on January 27th, 2017 via PRIDE & JOY MUSIC!

UK/Hungarian Heavy Metal band AVENFORD will release their sophomore record “New Beginning” on January 27th, 2017 on German label Pride & Joy Music.

The PR for this album will start via Haulix on Wednesday; promo CD’s will be available in early January. Please send us your requests!

Product: Avenford – New Beginning

Release date: 27.01.2017

Label: Pride & Joy Music



Avenford was formed by guitarist Peter Szehoffner and guitarist/vocalist Arpie Gamson in Hungary in the summer of 2012.

Initially they started to create music on their own as they got on well from the beginning, both having similar backgrounds, musical ideas and influences which include Masterplan, Jorn Lande, Yngwie Malmsteen and Iron Maiden etc.

A few months later they had enough material written for a full album and with the help of lyricist Zoltan Bako the songs reached their final form.

Soon after Szehoffner and Gamson moved to the UK, they got together in Gamson’s flat and recorded the basic tracks for the first album. It was named after their most epic song “Mortal Price”. The tracks were sent to Devenver studios in Hungary for final mixing – it also helped that the studio owners were also huge Maiden fans. The line-up was completed by Pete Jean (drums) and Zoltan Meszaros (bass).

Since then, the band has gone through a few changes but apparently is stronger than ever.

Jivodar Dimitrov joined AVENFORD on drums and Tom Longbottom took over the bass. “New Beginning” was recorded with Roland Grapow (Masterplan) – and it’s stronger, harder and faster than the first one.

Guest musicians: Apollo Papathanasio (Majestic, ex-Firewind) – vocals on “Dead or alive”, Zoltan Marothy (Kiss Forever band) – guitar solo on “Back in time”, Roland Grapow (Masterplan) – guitar solo on “Fury road”, Zoltan Kiss (Iron Maidnem) – vocals on “Dark angel”, Bodor Mate (Alestorm) – guitar solo on  “Mask”, Piotr Sikora (Exlibis)- keyboard solo on “Return to the land of emeralds”  then

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Discography: Mortal Price (2014), New Beginning (2017)

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PRIDE & JOY MUSIC will release „Brotherhood“ by Southern Rockers ASPHALT HORSEMEN on January 13th, 2017!

German label Pride & Joy Music welcomes Hungarian Southern Rock/Classic Rock band ASPHALT HORSEMEN on board! “Brotherhood” is the second release from this group which will please fans of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Black Stone Cherry and hit the stores on January 13th, 2017.

An advance lyric video is found at this link:

Please send us your requests! The PR for this album will start next week.

Product: Asphalt Horsemen – Brotherhood

Release date: 13.01.2016

Label: Pride & Joy Music

Territory: world (without Hungary)



Asphalt Horsemen was formed by well-known musicians in Hungary in 2010. First they led into jams of songs of bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Stone Cherry, Pride & Glory. Soon came up their own ideas of songs which were working out and tested at smaller gigs. The audience reaction was splendid as they felt heavy-load beating of Southern Rock on their skin.

The genre what AH plays fills a gap in the rock music-scale in Hungary, it’s not really found this style among local bands.

In march 2014 their debut album was released which received positive feedbacks from both national and international audiences. The album was nominated as the „best newcomer of the year 2014” by the Hungarian Recording Industry Association – Hungarian Group of IFPI.

After several tours, shows in Hungary, Finland, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania they recorded the second album – Brotherhood – to be released on January 13th, 2017 all over the world. Asphalt Horsemen consists of István Bencsik (drums, backing vocals), Károly Lőrincz (lead vocals, guitars, tambourine), Géza Matyasovszki (guitars, backing vocals), Balázs Megyesi (bass).


Discography: Asphalt Horsemen (2014), Brotherhood (2017)


The cinematic metal band DARK SARAH just released a music video for the track „Dance With The Dragon“ feat. JP Leppäluoto [Charon, Northern Kings] online. The new DARK SARAH album „The Puzzle“ will be released on November 18th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.

Link to the music video:

Dark Sarah is a music project by Finnish metal band Amberian Dawn´s former vocalist Heidi Parviainen. The new album „The Puzzle“ is a concept album and it continues the story from the debut album „Behind The Black Veil“. „The Puzzle“ tells a story of Dark Sarah who has been send to an island where the banished souls live. To get off the island she needs to solve the puzzle and find three keys.

Dark Sarah´s music combines metal, film music and theatrical elements. On „The Puzzle“ album Dark Sarah´s thoughts are best depicted in the dialogues (duets) with the guests: FATE: Manuela Kraller [ex. Xandria], EVIL SIREN MERMAID: Charlotte Wessels [Delain] and DRAGON: JP Leppäluoto [Charon, Northern Kings].

Link to the music video for „Little Men“:

Link to the lyric video for „Aquarium feat. Charlotte Wessels“:

„The Puzzle“ track listing

01. Breath

02. Island In The Mist

03. Little Men

04. Ash Grove

05. For The Birds

06. Deep And Deeper

07. Dance With The Dragon [feat. JP Leppäluoto]

08. Cliffhanger

09. Aquarium [feat. Charlotte Wessels]

10. Rain [feat. Manuela Kraller]


„Aquarium“ banner:

„The Puzzle“ artwork:

Heidi Parviainen photo:

„The Puzzle“ album poster:






Inner Wound Recordings online



FRONTBACK to release „Heart Of A Lion“ on January 13th, 2017 on DEAD END EXIT RECORDS!

Are you looking for Sweden’s coolest rock band, which also happens to have the coolest front woman on the planet, then you should check out the brand new FRONTBACK record „HEART OF A LION“!

The Swedes will also release a new single and video for the track “Dead Man On The Road” on December 2nd, 2016 in advance and hit the road to support this release:

24.11.16 SE-Markaryd

02.12.16 SE-Helsingborg, Vinylbaren, The Tivoli

27.01.17 SE-Malmö, Rebel Live (Release Party)

The PR for FRONTBACK will start this Friday! Please send us your requests!


Band & product information:

After lots of touring both abroad and home FRONTBACK returns with a new follow up to their debut album „Born With A Secret“, which was well noticed as a hard rocking album with awesome lyrics, catchy melodies and driving guitar riffs. „HEART OF A LION“ is a record that has been developed during two years and has resulted in a even more mature album with so much energy that you can feed of it. „HEART OF A LION“ is also the result of a change in the lineup. Finding Koffe (drums) and Jonas (bass) the band started to build a full length album from scratch, throwing all previous material in the trash to make an honest and a fist full of energy new record.


The band is very excited to show all the people „Heart Of A Lion“ and front woman Anlo Front, winner of „This Year’s Rock Voice“ with over 1000 competitors, is delivering even more attitude than ever before so if you already haven’t bought the new album, do it now! Because if you like rock at its best you shouldn’t be disappointed!

Line-up:  Anlo Front – Lead vocals & guitar, Axel Graneskog – Lead guitar & backing vocals,  Jonas Persson- Bass & backing vocals, Kristoffer Stridh – Drums & backing vocals

Tracklist: 01. All the Way for Fame, 02. Dead Man on the Road, 03. Honest, 04. Rival Sons, 05. On and On, 06. Liar, 07. Black Night City Light, 08. Destiny, 09. Fender, 10. Remember

Discography: Born With A Secret (2013), Heart Of A Lion (2017)


PRIDE & JOY MUSIC is proud to announce the signing of Italian Melodic/Progressive Metal band STAMINA!

Italian melodic/progressive metal band STAMINA is the brainchild of guitarist, songwriter and producer Luca Sellitto. Since the beginning, the band’s aim has been to create a personal style of music, combining a wide range of influences ranging from melodic power metal to progressive rock, to hard-rock and fusion.


During the years the band has released three full-length albums feat. many guest musicians including Henrik Brockmann (ex Royal Hunt, Evil Masquerade), Kenny Lubcke (ex Narita, André Andersen, backing vocalist of Royal Hunt), Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum, Brazen Abbot, etc.) and Nils Molin (Dynatzy).

In April/May 2012, STAMINA embarked on their first European Tour, including shows in Germany, Austria, Holland, Spain and north of Italy. During the second leg of the tour the band had the opportunity to open for Danish rock quintet Royal Hunt in honor of their 20th anniversary world tour.

Today, STAMINA consists of Alessandro Granato – vocals, Luca Sellitto – guitars, Andrea Barone – Keyboards and Mario „Uryo“ Urciuoli – bass plus the additional musicians, Andrea Stipa – drums; Jacopo DiDomenico – backing vocals; Donata Greco – flute; Giulia Silveri – cello. Band leader Luca Sellitto says: „Our new studio effort, ‘System of Power’ is the most mature release from us up until now, displaying a slightly more aggressive approach, an even increased level of technical proficiency and a wider sonic spectrum than ever before.”

STAMINA’s fourth album “System Of Power”, will be released on German label Pride & Joy Music on February 24th, 2017 and is tailor made for fans of Melodic Prog Metal in general, in the vein of early Symphony X, Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force, Dream Theater, Royal Hunt, Angra and many more. 

The PR for this release will start in the week before Christmas.



Permanent Damage (2007)

Two Of A Kind (2010)

Perseverance (2014)

System Of Power (2017)


Konzerttermine LICHTGESTALT 2016/2017

Liebe Medienpartner,

wir bitten um Aufnahme der folgenden Termine der Gothic/NDH/Metal-Band LICHTGESTALT aus dem Ruhrgebiet/Münsterland in Eure Veranstaltungskalender. Wir nehmen Presseanfragen aller Art gerne entgegen!


03.12.16 Oberhausen, Helvete (mit Schlagwetter, Aeranea & Herzparasit)

22.12.16 Münster, Sputnik (Jahresabschluss-Konzert + Support: Nachtsucher)

08.01.17 Köln, Blue Shell (+ Sterilium & Brüder)

13.01.17 Hannover, Subkultur (+ Nachtsucher & Staub)

14.01.17 Fassberg, Anders (+ Nachtsucher)

25.03.17 Wuppertal, Underground (+ Nachtsucher +2)

27.05.17 Kierspe, Gut Haarbecke (Gothic Meets Rock Festival)

Weitere Termine für 2017 werden in Kürze bekanntgegeben!


Lichtgestalt Pressetext:

Als LICHTGESTALT sich Ende 2013 gründeten, verdeutlichte sich schnell, dass der Vierer aus dem Ruhrgebiet/Münsterland in der Szene unaufhaltsam durchstarten wird. Nach nur einigen Monaten gemeinsamen Probens stand bereits das beeindruckende Songmaterial für die Debüt-EP „Lichtgestalt“, welche die Band schon im Jahr 2014 in Eigenregie erfolgreich veröffentlichte und zugleich in die MRC30 Clubcharts hievte.

Das folgende Album „Motorenherz“ erschien im April 2015 bei Danse Macabre und wurde von der Fachpresse allseits gefeiert und geadelt; so schrieb  u.a., „dass (der Song „Tiefenrausch“) grandios zu Gehör stellt, warum diese Band und keine andere ein Anrecht auf die Krone der deutschen harten Musik hat…“, während das Magazin Orkus dem Vierer gar bescheinigt, gleich einen neuen Stil erfunden zu haben: „…Theatralisch, abgefahren, anders….Lichtgestalt kreieren mit ihrem Debütalbum direkt ein neues Genre: den „Neuen Harten Steam“….

Dass der harmonische Vierer um den charismatischen Frontmann Thomas C. Hertz ebenso in der Lage ist, die Energie aus dem Studio auf die Bühnen zu transportieren, stellt die Band seit Mai 2015 eindrucksvoll und regelmäßig auch live unter Beweis. Mit niemand geringerem als der NDH-Ikone Stahlmann absolvierten LICHTGESTALT 2015 gleich zwei erfolgreiche Tourneen.

Im Anschluss an die Konzerte begann Gitarrist und Songwriter Der Heizzer gemeinsam mit Sänger und Texter Thomas C. Hertz mit dem Songwriting für das noch unbetitelte Zweitwerk, das Ende Mai 2017 nach einem Wechsel der Plattenfirma im Vertrieb von Edel erscheinen wird. In der Zwischenzeit gastierte die Formation, die weiterhin von Lippmann am Bass und Brukke am Schlagzeug vorangetrieben wird, 2016 u.a. beim Gothic Castle Festival auf Burg Satzvey und absolvierte diverse Club-Gigs, bevor dann zum Album-VÖ die Liveaktivitäten noch weiter ausgebaut werden sollen. Das Jahr 2017 wird ohne jeden Zweifel das Jahr von Lichtgestalt!

Line-up: Thomas C. Hertz (Gesang), Der Heizzer (Gitarre), Lippmann (Bass), Brukke (Schlagzeug)

Livevideo (Berlin, K17):




The Swedish melodic metal band ENBOUND just released a music video for the track „Give Me Light“. The new ENBOUND album „The Blackened Heart“ will be released on November 18th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings with distributor Alive in Germany & Austria!

Link to the music video:


Lee Hunter [Lars Säfsund – Work of Art] – Vocals

Swede – Bass

Marvin Flowberg – Guitars

Mike Cameron Force [ex. Zonata] – Drums


„The Blackened Heart“ contains a nice mix of heavy and up tempo songs, all with their own strong and grasping melodies. Enbound prove with „The Blackened Heart“ that they can handle any angle of melodic metal. Like on their debut album, the characteristic powerful arrangements remain with the fantastic and emotional vocals from Lee Hunter on top.

The album was mastered by Jacob Hansen [Amaranthe, Volbeat, Primal Fear] and guests on the album includes Linnéa Wikström [Kamelot, Therion] and Mike LePond [Symphony X].

„The Blackened Heart“ track listing

01. Falling

02. Give Me Light

03. Crossroad

04. Get Ready For

05. Feel My Flame

06. Twelve

07. Holy Grail

08. HIO

09. They Don’t Really Know

10. Make You So Unreal


„The Blackened Heart“ artwork:

Enbound band photo:


ENBOUND online



Inner Wound Recordings online



H.E.A.T. Festival Newsletter 02.11.2016

Here comes a final reminder on this year’s H.E.A.T. Festival which will take place on Saturday, November 26th and Sunday, November 27th at Rockfabrik in Ludwigsburg, Germany.

We’ll be at the place and can offer you the following bands for face-to-face interviews during their show days:

Saturday: Maverick, Miss Behaviour, Zar

Sunday: Stop Stop, Hartmann, White Widdow, Reckless Love

Please send us your interview requests until Friday, November 18th the latest and keep in mind that you’ll also need an accreditation from the festival promoters to be able to conduct the interviews. The venue is almost sold out for both days and press tickets and passes will be limited!

Here comes the final running order:

Saturday, 26.11.2016

14:00 doors open

15:00 Maverick

16:00 Miss Behaviour

17:00 Zar

18:05 Houston

19:10 Robby Valentine

20:25 Johnny Lima

21:40 Treat

22:55 Eclipse

00:10 aftershow party with DJ Marcel (5 hrs)


Sunday, 27.11.2016

13:00 doors open

14:00 Hungryheart

15:00 Stop Stop

16:00 Romeo’s Daughter

17:05 Hartmann

18:15 White Widdow

19:25 Reckless Love

20:40 Ted Poley

22:00 Pink Cream 69

23:30 curfew


More information about the festival:



RAINBOW – „Memories In Rock“ erscheint am 18.11.2016 bei Eagle Vision/Edel!

Liebe Medienpartner,

am 18.11.2016 erscheint bei Eagle Vision/Edel das nächste Konzert-Highlight u.a. auf DVD und Blu-ray:  RAINBOW – Memories in Rock – Live In Germany.

Wir betreuen hier die Promo für Deutschland und Österreich im Print-Bereich. Der Versand der Blu-ray Muster beginnt morgen; die DVDs bekommen wir voraussichtlich nächste Woche.

Anfragen für die DVD und die Blu-ray nehmen wir gerne entgegen!


Rainbow – Memories In Rock – Live In Germany


Im Juni 2016 kehrte die Legende Ritchie Blackmore zurück zu seinen Rock-Wurzeln und spielte zu diesem Anlass drei Shows in Europa. Die ersten beiden Shows, auf der Loreley sowie in Bietigheim (bei Stuttgart), wurden mitgeschnitten und das Ergebnis ist nun eine Live-Veröffentlichung, auf die die Rockwelt mit großer Erwartung blickt. Die Liveshows waren ein absoluter Erfolg mit einer gut eingespielten Band, einem gut gelegten Ritchie Blackmore und einem sorgfältig und sehr gut gewählten Sänger. Ronnie Romero konnte auf ganzer Linie mit einer glasklaren, sehr dynamischen und ausdrucksstarkten Stimme glänzen.
Dargeboten wurden sämtliche Hits, an denen Ritchie Blackmore in seiner langen Karriere bei Deep Purple und Rainbow beteiligt war; und so waren unter anderem mit dabei: „Highway Star“, „Man On The Silver Mountain“, „Mistreated“, „Spotlight Kid“, „Black Night“ und „Stargazer“. Und natürlich durfte der zeitlose Klassiker „Smoke On The Water“ nicht fehlen.

Erhältlich als DVD, Blu-ray, 2-CD, 3-LP und Deluxe Earbook im Großformat mit 60seitigem Booklet.

Tracklist:  (CD Disc 1) 1) Highway Star   2) Spotlight Kid   3) Mistreated   4) 16th Century Greensleeves   5) Since You Been Gone   6) Man On The Silver Mountain   7) Catch The Rainbow   8) Difficult To Cure (Beethoven’s Ninth)   9) Perfect Strangers   10) Stargazer   (CD Disc 2) 11) Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll   12) Child In Time / Woman From Tokyo   13) Black Night   14) Smoke On The Water

CD Disc 2 also includes the bonus tracks listed below but these are not on the 3LP set.

Bonus Tracks from alternative night: 1) Spotlight Kid  2) Man On The Silver Mountain  3) Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll  4) Stargazer

Line-up: Ritchie Blackmore (Guitar); Ronnie Romero (Vocals); David Keith (Drums); Bob Nouveau (Bass); Jens Johansson (Keyboards); Candice Night (Backing Vocals); Lady Lynn (Backing Vocals)

Label/Vertrieb: Eagle Vision/ Edel

VÖ-Datum: 18.11.2016

Running Time:         139 mins approx.

FSK: 0

Subtitles: None

Formats:  DVD, Blu-ray, 2CD, 3LP, Deluxe Edition (DVD+BR+2CD)