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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

Port Mahadia to release new album Quantum Space

ORLANDO, Fla. - Feb. 7, 2016 - PRLog -- Port Mahadia are back after an 8 year absence with a follow up to their debut album “Echoes In Time” (2007). The band was formed in 2004, the core of the band consisted of Erinn Waggoner: Bass & Vocals, Cameron Castle: Guitars, Rusty Clutts: Drums & Percussions and William O’Connell: Keyboards, and featured special guests Damian Wilson (Threshold) and cellist Hugh McDowell (Electric Light Orchestra) and David Ragsdale (Kansas).

The band are ready to unleash both their 2nd offering “Quantum Space” and a new line-up. Returning on the new album, singer, songwriter and bassist Erinn Waggoner joined by Johnny Anderson: Guitars and Justin Emmerson: Drums & Percussions. Like their previous effort, the new album also features many special guests, including: Kerry Shacklett (Presto Ballet) Hugh McDowell (Electric Light Orchestra) Will Shaw (Heir Apparent), among others.

Port Mahadia took a detour into this creative project to fulfill the band’s desire to reinvent some Classic music that they have enjoyed over the years whist working on their new material. Port Mahadia is hard at work and in the throes of writing and recording their new original material. Quantum Space showcases eight Classic songs by such artists as Rush, Emerson Lake & Palmer, U.K. and The Beatles among others. Port Mahadia didn’t want this to be just another covers album and playing each track note for note. They wanted to release a fresh take on the Classic songs, so they revamped the songs with there own heavy signature sound while maintaining the integrity of the original version. The album also features two new tracks, Principle of Disorder and Cannae.

Quantum Space will be available in two formats: CD and High Quality Digital Download with pre-orders going on sale February 8th 2016 and worldwide release on February16th 2016

Pre-order http://melodicrevolutionrecords.com/album/quantum-space

Track Listing: Silhouettes In Disguise Rendezvous Principle of Disorder While My Guitar Gently Weeps Working Man South Side Of The Sky I Walk Beside You Cannae Wats Um The Deal A Time And A Place

Port Mahadia is: Johnny Anderson - Guitars Erinn Waggoner – Bass & Vocals Justin Emmerson – Drums & Percussions

Special Guests: Rusty Clutts – Drums & Percussions Will Shaw – Vocals Sol Yamil – Vocals Kerry Shacklett – Keyboards Jared Hill – Keyboards Hugh McDowell – Cello Riccardo Bacchi – Steel Guitar Paul Cecchetti additional effect and choir Grant Hill – Keys arrangement on South Side of The Sky

Leon Alvarado Working On New Album

Progressive Rock artists talks about upcoming release.

According to Leon… I’ve been working hard burning the candle on both ends with my latest project. The music it’s almost all done but this particular project touches on various artistic disciplines. The music of course, and then there is the artwork which reflects the concept in the packaging and booklet. Then there is the story itself, partially written and printed in the booklet but also told through the music and the images.

This is by far my most ambitious project I have done to date, but it’s all coming together quite nicely. I have to give great kudos to my guitarist which happens to be Billy Sherwood (Yes. Circa) another Yes alumni Rick Wakeman will be lending his talent into some of the music.

This project has been a long time in the making but mainly because it had to be shelved due to scheduling conflicts. Now that my schedule has cleared, I am diving into this thing head first.

The artwork is coming along great and will have a nod of sorts into the great album covers from when the industry was at its peak. The album will be another Melodic Revolution Records release but no definite date has been set yet. It will be this year for sure but there are still many pieces to go before I feel is ready to be released.

Leon’s latest release is a single for the video Persistence released on December 15, 2015 other releases include: 2014 Music From An Expanded Universe (2014) Strangers In A Strange Places (2010) Plays Genesis And Other Stuff (20o9)

For Additional Information: Official Website: http://www.leonplaysmusic.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Leonplaysmusic Melodic Revolution Records: http://mrrmusic.com/leon-alvarado/

Media Contact: Leon Alverado service@leonplaysmusic.com

Unified Past Reward Fans for Pre-Ordering New Album

Unified Past album “Shifting the Equilibrium” scheduled for pre-release Friday August 28th and physical release on September 15, 2015.

The new album by Unified Past goes on sale as pre-orders this Friday August 28th, and as a bonus to the first 100 people that pre-order the new album “Shifting the Equilibrium” they will receive a FREE digital copy of “From The Beginning” A reinterpretation of the Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s classic by Unified Past.

Other bonus items include one of the following while supplies last: Unified Past CD: Spots, Unified Past CD: Observations or one of the two Long Island’s Labyrinth albums “Breaking The Atmosphere” or “Endangered Species,” the Labyrinth items are very limited and rare. Labyrinth is pre Unified Past. Album art was once again created by world famous fantasy artist Ed Unitsky and all band photos and upcoming video shot by Scott Hamilton.

Track Listing: Erasure Principle Smile (In The Face Of Adversity) Etched in Stone Peace Remains In This World Deviation From A Theme (Of Harmonic Origin) Today Is The Day

Unified Past Is: Phil Naro: Vocals Stephen Speelman: Vocals, Guitar & Keys Dave Mickelson: Bass Victor Tassone: Drums & Percussion

For more information: www.unifiedpast.com www.facebook.com/pages/Unified-Past/189506772045 www.mrrmusic.com/unified-past www.facebook.com/ed.unitsky.official www.scotthamiltonphotographer.com

Phil Naro, Victor and Frank Tassone release Ace Frehley Track “Rip It Out”

Rip It Out re-recorded and performed by: Phil Naro: (DDrive, ex Talas, ex Peter Criss) Vocals Victor Tassone: (Unified Past, Corvus Stone) Drums Frank Tassone: Guitars & Bass Vocals recorded at Glass Mountain Studio’s Toronto, CA Guitars & Drums were recorded at “PacoSound Studio” Long Island NY. Mixing and Mastering by Frank Tassone at “PacoSound Studio” Long Island NY. Released by Mitch Lafon for “A World With Hero’s Charity Fund.” “Rip It Out” Originally Recorded and released in 1978 by Ace Frehley for his self titled solo album. About the recording: Victor and Frank Tassone were taking a breather in the studio from working on the on upcoming Unified Past album, Victor is the drummer and percussionist for Unified Past and his brother Frank works with the band in production, mixing & mastering. Both Victor and Frank decided to record a cover of Ace Frehley’s track “Rip It Out” just for fun, but the track came out so well that the decided to enlist their label mate Phil Naro to sing the song. After it was all said and done, they were stoked about the song and decided to contact Mitch Lafon to donate the track to “A World With Hero’s Charity Fund.” Phil was already acquainted with Mitch as he already donated tracks to the CD “A World with Heroes – A Kiss Tribute For Cancer Care.” The song is now available on iTunes, a portions of the proceeds will be going to A World With Hero’s Charity Fund.

We are proud to announce the signing of Drastic Fall

We are very excited to be working with Drastic Fall a Florida Experimental Funk Metal Band based out of Tampa. We have been following this band for over a year and we feel it’s time to take this band to the next level. Drastic Fall has a lot to offer, both as a live band and through their releases. Drastic Fall began as a concept inside of the mind of its guitarist, Richard “Dick” Nasrallah. Like Dr. Frankenstein’s creation, Dick’s vision is both human and monster, relatable but frightening. Dicks’ brain child was born when he began collaborating with Christopher “Monkey” Fotter in 2006, and later Geoff Stone and Cory Robbins. Drastic Fall’s music is a collection of mind-blowing, in-your-face experimental metal with multiple different musical genre overtones. Their sound varies from easy listening, to carnival noises and everything in between. The music is laden with superhuman guitar riffs, rhythmic bass lines and dynamic drum beats. In a statement from the band: Drastic Fall would like to thank Nick Katona and everybody at Melodic Revolution Records for the opportunity to join the MRR family. We are all looking forward to collaborating with you, your team and other MRR artists. After years of hard work we have found someone that sees potential in our music that wants to help bring us to the next level. We feel this is truly a great opportunity for both Drastic Fall and MRR and we are looking forward to a long relationship between the two. Drastic fall has 2 independent CD releases and one DVD release under their belt. 2011 “Everything, All the Time, All at Once” CD 2012 “Stuff and Things” DVD 2014 “Self Titled” CD For Additional Information: Official Website: http://drasticfall.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drasticfallband Melodic Revolution Records: http://mrrmusic.com/drastic-fall/ Media & Booking Contact: Booking and Media: Richard Nasrallah ape_productions@yahoo.com

Transport Aerian To Release LOVE.BLOOD.LIVE

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming release by Transport Aerian is a new nine track live album called “LOVE.BLOOD.LIVE”

Transport Aerian to release its 4th album on April 22nd 2014, and the 2nd one for Melodic Revolution Records. LOVE.BLOOD.LIVE features Hamlet on Vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass, sampling, and programming as well as the addition of Stefan Boeykens on Guitars, guitar loops. This live collaboration really seems to add some brilliant textures to the fabric of the live album, which is the follow up to Bleeding released in 2013 and reissued as 24 Bit-Remaster an March 2014.

Track List: Love, Inspire, Fog Vision, Float, Nightsky, Winter, Minor Moody, Triangle Town and Radio Void.

According to the band: Transport Aerian had an opportunity to perform a number of live shows supporting the album Bleeding, which was released in 2013 and recently reissued in High-Definition deluxe version on Melodic Revolution Records. We are aware, however, that there are plenty of music lovers all around the world who are unable to come and see us live, as Transport Aerian have never been a ‘local’ type of band due to its musical and spiritual nature.

This brought the idea to make live recordings of the program which we are playing during our shows now, so that those who enjoy Transport Aerian but can’t attend the shows would be able to hear it, feel it and enjoy it, too. LOVE.BLOOD.LIVE, set consists of the core songs from the most recent album Bleeding, alongside with some Stefan’s instrumental compositions based on real-time guitar looping and a bit of material from project’s album Blessed (2009).

For more information about Transport Aerian: Artist Page: http://mrrmusic.com/transport-aerian/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/transportaerian Power of Prog: http://powerofprog.com/profile/TransportAerianProject

The Ugly Truth Will Be Revealed This Summer By Voice of The Enslaved

Voice of the Enslaved will be the next release by Blake Carpenter and falls under the heading of a new solo project. Blake is the man that brought you the critically acclaimed album The Road to Avalon by The Minstrel’s Ghost as well as adding his signature style to the debut release with Corvus Stone.

Blake Carpenter describes this new effort; “Are you aware of the manipulation and brainwashing we are subjected to minute by minute? If not then you are in for a shock. This is not a scam, this is not a hoax, and it’s a horrifying realty that must be told to all.

Voice of The Enslaved will be a heavy hitting album about being subservient and led to slaughter in this corporatocracy we live in. Voice of the Enslaved is full of not so subtle clues to how we ended up in this “1984″ scenario. It is not meant to be political but anti establishment. From the slop we watch to the slop we eat we are under the spell of a few men who wish to keep us all in the dark when it comes to their agenda. For decades we have been groomed to follow blindly, buying what they tell us to, eating what they tell us to, saying what they want us to, to believe that what they say is definitive. “Some of us have begun to awaken from our hypnotic slumber of obedience and are now trying to reach the rest of you so that we may fight the corporate giants with numbers instead of with money and violence. We as a people could never afford to fight them in court, which are controlled by them anyway, but if we all begin to take control of our own lives and our own destiny then we can stop this before it is too late. In a sense we would still be fighting them with money but by hitting them where it will do the most for this cause, the purse.”

Voice Of The Enslaved Is: Blake Carpenter, Vocals, Keyboards & Acoustic Guitars (The Minstrels Ghost, Corvus Stone & Coalition) Zoltan Csörsz Jr, Drums (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic & The Minstrels Ghost) Petri “Lemmy” Lindström, Bass Guitars (Progeland & Corvus Stone) Robert McClung, Guitars (Telergy)

Special Guests TBA. Available mid 2014 on Melodic Revolution Records Artwork by Ed Unitsky