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Seeking Keyboardist In NY Area

Progressive rock group Unified Past seeking keyboard player.

Unified Past is an established New York area Progressive Rock act and is looking for a dedicated keyboard player with good work ethics both live and in the studio, Unified Past are in the process of confirming some upcoming shows throughout 2016/17 and are scheduled to perform at the prestigious RoSfest also known as the "Rites of Spring Festival" in May 2017.

The band area in the midst of writing and recording their follow up to their highly acclaimed album “Shifting The Equilibrium”, the new album is planned for a 2017 release, potential player must have own gear… can be involved in other bands, but must be committed to rehearse and perform live.

More info can be found at: http://www.unifiedpast.com/ http://mrrmusic.com/unified-past/

Contact: unifiedpast@icloud.com

Leon Alvarado New Album “The Future Left Behind”

Houston, TX – Hot on the heels of his critically acclaimed third album “2014, Music from an Expanded Universe”, keyboardist/composer Leon Alvarado will be releasing his new album “The Future Left Behind” on July 30, 2016! The highly anticipated new concept album features guest appearances by YES Legends Rick Wakeman & Billy Sherwood, as well as Johnny Bruhns (CIRCA:) and Steve Thamer.

Tracks: 1. PREFACE 1:16 2. LAUNCH OVERTURE 6:10 3. A VOYAGE… 0:49 4. JOURNEY INTO SPACE 2:39 5. WEIGHTLESS 2:24 6. HARD CHOICES 0:50 7. THE ONES LEFT BEHIND 6:14 8. LIFE IN THE OUTSIDE 0:55 9. AMONG THE STARS 6:06 10. MUCH ADO ABOUT… 0:36 11. IN OUR QUIET ORBIT 6:36 12. TO BE LOVED 2:43 13. A SILVER LINING 0:39 14. THE STAR SEEKERS 3:28

Leon Alvarado: Keyboards, sequencing, drums, percussion, launch control voices Billy Sherwood: Lead and rhythm guitars on all except for “To Be Loved” Rick Wakeman: Moog solo on “Launch Overture” and extra keyboards Johnny Bruhns: Acoustic guitar on “To Be Loved” Steve Thamer: Narration Produced and mixed by: Leon Alvarado Guitar tracks produced by: Billy Sherwood Mastered by: Andy Jackson All songs by Leon Alvarado except “To Be Loved” by Johnny Bruhns and Leon Alvarado

Based on “The Future Left Behind”, an original short story by Leon Alvarado Design and Illustrations: Synergy Design

Phil Naro Release’s Teaser Track From Upcoming Album Shangri- La Hotel

“Change My Mind” is the first single and teaser track from upcoming solo album Shangri- La Hotel and is available for FREE streaming via Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/melodicrevolutionrecords/phil-naro-change-my-mind

Phil is putting the finishing touches on his new studio album “Shangri La Hotel” due out late summer, its his first solo album since his highly acclaimed solo effort “Glass Mountain” some Thirteen years ago. Phil has enlisted some real heavy hitters for “Shangri La Hotel” and he promises that the album will contain many surprises..

In a statement from Phil Naro: “I am happier than I have ever been writing, recording and touring with some of the best musicians in the business, I’m not slowing down anytime soon. There is still so much music in me that I want people to hear, my fans are the best in the world, and I do this for them first and foremost.”

Change My Mind: Phil Naro: Vocals, Guitar & Harmonica Mike Donohue: Bass Stephen Speelman: Piano Vic Tassone: Drums & Percussion Vinny DePaul: Hammond B3/Leslie & Mellotrons

Vocals recorded at Glass Mountain Studio’s Toronto, CA Mixed & Produced by Frank Tassone @ PacoSound Studios. Medford, New York Photo by Julia Li

Further Information Can Be Found At: Official Wbesite: http://philnaro.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/philnaro/timeline/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/philnaro

Media Contact: Phil Naro: philnaro@live.com Melodic Revolution Records Nick Katona: info@melodicrevolutionrecords.com

Kristoffer Gildenlöw New Album Video Preview No. 3

Kristoffer Gildenlöw has just released his second video for the upcoming album “The Rain” due for worldwide release on April 7th in both CD & Digital formats.

The video simply titled ‘The Rain – Preview 3′, introduces you the audience to the band via a stunning visual montage, while the backdrop intertwines with music from the new album The Rain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcU6rwAm-9A&feature=youtu.be

In related news! Kristoffer has revamped his website and has made ‘The Rain’ CD available for pre-order and can also be pre-ordered in various bundles with his highly acclaimed previous release ‘Rust’.

Kristoffer will present his new album live on stage at Boerderij Cultuurpodiucm, Amerikaweg 145, 2717 AV Zoetermeer, Netherlands on March 25th 2016 with special guest on the bill Antimatter.

Tickets for the show are available. http://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/157031?brand=nl_boerderij&camefrom=boerderij

The Live Presentation Band are: Paul Coenradie (Aniday, Valentine), Dec Burke (Frost*, Audioplastik), Dirk Bruinenberg (Patrick Rondat, Elegy), David Gutierrez Rojas (Kingfisher Sky), Anne Bakker (Blaze Bayley), Daniël Huijben (The 11th Hour), and Rick Snel (Déva Dyne)

Connect With Kristoffer Gildenlöw: Official Website: http://www.kristoffergildenlow.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kristoffergildenlow.official Twitter: https://twitter.com/krisgildenlow YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/KristofferGildenlow

Management & Media Contact: My Music Matters Management Team Kathy Keller: mymusicmattersmt@gmail.com My Music Matters Website: http://www.mymusicmattersmt.com

Label Contact: Melodic Revolution Records: Nick Katona: info@melodicrevolutionrecords.com Label Website: http://mrrmusic.com

Marco Ragni Releases Highly Anticipated Follow-up to “Mother From The Sun”

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Melodic Revolution Records is proud to announce the release “Land of Blue Echoes” due for worldwide release on March 21st and Pre-Orders to hit on March 7th 2016

“Land of Blue Echoes” is the follow up to the highly acclaimed album “Mother From The Sun” released in December 2014. The new album features 9 stunning original tracks and will be available in CD & Digital Formats.

In a statement from Marco Ragni: Land of Blue Echoes comes from the desire to explore new musical worlds. I tried not to make a copy of my previous album “Mother From The Sun” but to evolve into a new dimension.

There are important and prestigious guests on this record, starting with Durga McBroom longtime vocalist of PINK FLOYD, Multi-instrumentalist Fernando Perdomo (Dave Kerzner Band) Drummer Jacopo Ghirardini (Stalag 17) plus very musical friends and label mates such as Guitarist Peter Matuchniak (Solo & Gekko Project) Bassist Jeff Mack (Scarlet Hollow), Guitarist Colin Tench (Corvus Stone) Keyboardist Vance Gloster (Gekko Project) and Multi-instrumentalist Hamlet (Transport Aerian).

Two songs were written in collaboration with my wife Alessandra Pirani, already the author of many lyrics from “Mother From The Sun” the other 7 tracks composed on this new album with sounds that range from the typical synth of the 70s, psychedelia and acoustic passages and piano carpets. All enriched by powerful rhythms. I hope the new album will bring you to the new worlds… Marco Ragni

Track Listing: 1) Between Moon and Earth 2) Horizons 3) Land of Blue Echoes 4) Money Doesn’t Think 5) Canto D’ Amore 6) Deep Night 7) Beltane 8) Nucleus Parts I -8 9) Queen of Blue Fires

Marco Ragni: Vocals, Acoustic, Electric Guitars & Lap Steel Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Piano, Greek Bouzouki

Special Guest: Durga McBroom: Vocals Peter Matuchniak: Electric & Acoustic Guitars Jeff Mack: Bass Vance Gloster: Keyboards and Organ Colin Tench: Electric Guitars Hamlet Transportain: Bass & Keyboards Jacopo Ghirardini: Drums

Media Contact: Marco Ragni markspiders@gmail.com

Melodic Revolution Records Nick Katona info@melodicrevolutionrecords.com

Vitriol Confirm Live Dates with Kingcrow and Votum

Italian prog metal band Vitriol are gearing up for three shows in March, Vitriol will be performing as support act for Kingcrow and Votum on March 10th, 11th and 12th, 2016

March 10th @ Barrio’s Cafè – Via Boffalora, 109 , Milano, MI, Italy March 11th @ Traffic Live Club – Via Prenestina, 738, 00155 Roma, Italy March 12th @ Alchemica Music Club - Via dei Lapidari, 8/B, 40129 Bologna, Italy

In related news: Vitriol have been hard at work on they’re follow up to their Critically acclaimed album Into The Silence I Sink. As for the new album no title or release date is available at the moment. Vitriol are: Gabriele Gozzi: Lead Vocals Fausto De Bellis: Guitars Francesco Lombardo: Bass & Vocals Michele Panepinto: Drums & Vocals Discography

Into The Silence I Sink (2012) Vitriol (2010)

Kristoffer Gildenlöw To Present His New Album “The Rain” Live

Melodic Revolution Records are thrilled to announce the release of the upcoming album “The Rain” by Kristoffer Gildenlöw.

Multi-instrumentalist singer songwriter, Kristoffer Gildenlöw, to present his 2nd solo album, “The Rain”, Live on March 25, 2016 at Cultuurpodium Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands. Kristoffer will be joined on stage by his stellar band mates (¹).

Worldwide release of “The Rain” will be available in both CD and Digital formats in April / 2016.

Gildenlöw’s eleven year career as bass player in the progressive rock band Pain of Salvation set the wheels in motion for his solo career, which took flight with release of his debut album “RUST” (2013), paving way for “The Rain”. In addition to vocals, Gildenlöw performs a wide range of instruments and uses carefully selected guest musicians – adding strings, accordion and church organ – to make this album come to life.

About The Rain: The deep tones of how the mind fights against itself resonate throughout this powerful and poignant work by Kristoffer Gildenlöw. A brilliant effort after his highly acclaimed first solo release: Rust (2013); a thematic album which delved into the realities of aging and one’s perspectives on past, future and ultimately reconciliation with life choices. Again, Gildenlöw has chosen a heavy subject for the theme of The Rain; which is a concept album that examines the life of a man in later stages of dementia who struggles with his own reality, perceived through the metaphor of rain and clouds.

The gentleness of the piano passages oppose the angst and turmoil which lie beneath. The gentle pace at which the album progresses is reflective of the destructive force of the disease upon the man, and you find yourself at the tipping point with the track, ‘Breath In, Breath Out’. It is through this lyrically beautiful song that the realization of the end becomes apparent; leaving the listener grasping for the beauty captured in the mind’s eye.

The Live Band: (¹) (Live at Album Presentation) Paul Coenradie (Aniday, Valentine), Dec Burke (Frost*, Audioplastik), Dirk Bruinenberg (Patrick Rondat, Elegy), David Gutierrez Rojas (Kingfisher Sky), Anne Bakker (Blaze Bayley), Daniël Huijben (The 11th Hour), and Rick Snel (Déva Dyne)

Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/157031?brand=nl_boerderij&camefrom=boerderij

*Co-headliners: Antimatter (UK)

Connect With Kristoffer Gildenlöw: Official Website: http://www.kristoffergildenlow.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kristoffergildenlow.official Twitter: https://twitter.com/krisgildenlow YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/KristofferGildenlow

Management & Media Contact: My Music Matters Management Team Kathy Keller: mymusicmattersmt@gmail.com My Music Matters Website: http://www.mymusicmattersmt.com

Label Contact: Melodic Revolution Records: Nick Katona: info@melodicrevolutionrecords.com Label Website: http://mrrmusic.com

NeverWake Album Update

According to a statement from the band on their Facebook page.

“I think we owe the peeples an UPDATE. So where’s the EP? Currently we are waiting 1 final edit and then it will be sent off to mastering. We are in the process of getting album artwork done and will release soon!

We have some exciting announcements coming up which will come after we shoot some photos of our pretty faces next week. After that we’ll package up the EP and put it out for sale digitally and physically! We’ll try our best to keep you in the loop!” Much love NeverWake

As reported back in November NeverWake announced that their next record was being produced by bassist John Moyer of Disturbed.

NeverWake’s Management Company Atomic Cowboy Productions made the introduction to Moyer in early 2014 at a high profile, east coast music conference. The artists struck a chord with one another that echoed a mutual artistic appreciation that inevitably led to Moyer and NeverWake working together.

NeverWake is… Johnny DiCarlo: Lead Vocals and Guitar George Scott: Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals Justin Sanford: Guitar and Backing Vocals Marcus Giannamore: Drums and Backing Vocals.

NeverWake: Official Website: http://www.neverwakemusic.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/neverwakemusic

John Moyer: http://johnmoyermusic.com/

Media Contact: Dino Giovannone Atomic Cowboy Productions www.atomiccowboyproductions.com 304.559.1935

Nick Katona Melodic Revolution Records Info@melodicrevolutionrecords.com http://mrrmusic.com

Scarlet Hollow Guitarist Back in the Hospital

California Prog Metal guitarist Gregg Olson for Scarlet Hollow is back in the hospital.

As you may recall Gregg was first hospitalized on November 20, 2012 due to a ruptured blood vessel which has bled into his brain-stem. This has caused total paralysis on the left side of his body. The band were getting ready to hit the road to promote their new offering “What If Never Was” released just a month before.

According to a positing by his wife Allison VonBülow and Vocalist for Scarlet Hollow. We are back in the ICU at Los Robles. Gregg had another bleed in the brain stem. It is not as bad as his 2012 stroke…. At this point anyway. We will see. There is slurred speech but not terrible…. His eyes have trouble tracking…..He is dizzy. Really dizzy….. And has a headache. They Doctor discovered a new bleed and are watching him…… Blood pressure is an issue…. He goes hi and low so it is not a sure thing what to do for that. They gave him meds to bring it down for now. He is tired….. He will be here for a few days. That’s all for now. Ali

All of us at Melodic Revolution Records are wising Gregg a speedy recovery.

Nth Ascension Signs with US Progressive Label Melodic Revolution Records

Melodic Revolution Records is proud to announce they have just struck a multi-album deal with the UK Progressive Metal Band Nth Ascension.

Nth Ascension joined MRR in mid-2015 with a distribution deal for their 2014 release Ascension of Kings, and have transitioned over to the label for their future releases. 2016 will bring a new offering from Nth Ascension which will be released via Melodic Revolution Records.

Nth Ascension was conceived of in 2009 by Darrel Treece-Birch (TEN keyboardist) with his friend Craig Walker after the two had performed in a Charity gig. By January 2010 Treece-Birch’s long-time friends and writing partners had joined – Alan “Spud” Taylor and Martin Walker and in 2012 Gavin Walker joined to round out this five (5) piece powerhouse.

This is truly a collaborative group of musicians, each member a gifted songwriter in their own right, their individual “bare-bones” ideas are brought to the table for refinement and development by the entire band; resulting in an explosion of sound and lyric magnificence all borne of the natural flow of the creative effort of the collective.

The creative juices are once again flowing and beginning in late 2015 the band started work on their third album. They are currently in the studio recording and we will see a release in the Autumn of 2016.

Nth Ascension Is: Alan ‘Spud’ Taylor – Vocals Darrel Treece-Birch – Keyboards Craig Walker – Drums Gavin Walker – Bass Martin Walker – Guitars

Booking and Media nthascension@gmail.com

For More Information: Website: www.nthascension.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nth-Ascension-Music Twitter: https://twitter.com/nthascension Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nth_ascensionmusic MRR Profile Page: http://mrrmusic.com/nth-ascension