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Finnish Hard Rock band SERPICO has signed a worldwide record deal with Rockshots Records

🔥 🇫🇮 Finnish Hard Rock band SERPICO has signed a worldwide record deal with Rockshots Records 🇫🇮🔥

We are so excited to welcome SerpicoOfficial to our artist roster!
Hailing from Pori (Finland) the band released a bunch of full-length albums in the past and toured in UK, Finland, Sweden and also have been warmed up the stage for Michael Monroe. You can’t get anywhere else a band like Serpico, with their genuine rock n’ roll and sleazy style!

The new album “Chosen Four”, with platinum-selling producer Ansi Kippo on board (Children Of Bodom, Ensiferum) will blown you away!

Anssi is in demand for genuine and dangerous Rock n ‘Roll music and comments on it as follows “I’m excited to work with Serpico on their forth coming album which will be recorded on magnetic tape. The analogue recording perfectly fits their style as it enables us to capture both the energy and danger in exact detail. It’s awesome to see that rock ‘n’ roll is not dead!”

NEWS from Satakunnan Kansa (in Finnish!) 

News on the album will follow in the coming months!

#serpico #hardrock #finland #sleazy #ansikippo #rocknroll



[For fans of: Symphony X, Ayreon, Opeth]
ISLE OF THE CROSS: record deal with ROCKSHOTS RECORDS and first single ‘TARTARUS’
+ debut album details
+ preorder availableProgressive-death metal band ISLE OF THE CROSS has inked a worldwide deal with ROCKSHOTS RECORDS for the release of their debut album ‘Excelsis‘.
ISLE OF THE CROSS is a progressive metal band led by composer and multi-instrumentalist Je Schneider, infused with a blend of the avant-garde realms of extreme, symphonic, melodic and technical death-metal.
The debut album ‘Excelsis’ is a concept album based on a tale of two lovers amidst betrayal, murder and their search to reunite in the afterlife. From the immediate and vicious thrust of the opening track, the listener is quickly catapulted into an enigmatic journey of sonic power. From the furious to the melodious, the listener is enveloped in a dynamic exploration until the very end. At the heart of ISLE OF THE CROSS is the conveyance of depth, poignancy and redemption through the endurance of tragedy.The first single ‘Tartarus‘ is available on the major digital stores paired with an official audio track on YouTube:
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ISLE OF THE CROSS – Tartarus (Official Audio)
‘Excelsis’ was produced, mixed and mastered by Je Schneider, and is set to be released worldwide next February 21, 2020. Pre-orders are now available at the ROCKSHOTS RECORDS‘ official store ➤ 
02 Tartarus
03 Excelsis
04 The Wolf, Pt. I. Invocation
05 The Wolf, Pt. II. Sanctuary
06 Stars
07 Empyrean
08 Paradigm
09 Breatheia
10 The 9th Circle, Pt. I. Caina
11 The 9th Circle, Pt. II. Judecca
12 The 9th Circle, Pt. III. InfernoISLE OF THE CROSS is:
Je Schneider – Lead Songwriter & Lyricist, Multi-Instrumentalist, Vocalist
Eric Gillette – Lead Guitar
Diane Lee – Vocals
Eric Castiglia – VocalsFor more info:

METAL DE FACTO: the new lyric video “The Ascending Of Jupiter” 

METAL DE FACTO: the new lyric video “The Ascending Of Jupiter”

Finnish power metal band METAL DE FACTO has just unleashed their lyric video for “The Ascending Of Jupiter”, the latest single from their upcoming debut album ‘Imperium Romanum’ due for worldwide release on November 22nd in Europe and December 13th in North America via Rockshots Records.
The single is available on Youtube and is also available to stream or buy from major digital stores:
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METAL DE FACTO – The Ascending Of Jupiter (Official Lyric Video)
Singer Mikael Salo and bass player Sami Hinkka comment about the song: “‘The Ascending Of Jupiter’ is about the mighty Roman thunder god. Besides writing about the mythology behind Jupiter, we also wanted to explore how gods influenced the life of the average Roman citizens. Musically, we wanted to combine the blistering speed and soaring melodies of power metal, to the pounding strength and visciousness of traditional heavy metal!
The video was made by Jouni Valjakka who is also known from the band Whispered. We’re big fans of Jouni’s video work, and knew that no one else could capture the thunderous flight through the heavens which the song and its theme require quite like him!”

The band also recently released the album’s first single ‘The Conqueror’, paired with an official video available on YouTube:

‘Imperium Romanum’ was recorded, mixed and mastered at Goodman Studios and Tadaa Music Studio by Esa Orjatsalo. The artwork was created by the renowned Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák (Blind Guardian’s Twilight Orchestra, Stratovarius, Accept, Grave Digger, Powerwolf and many more).
The album also features a spoken word part by Maurizio Iacono (Kataklysm, Ex-Deo) in the last song ‘Germanicus’.

“Imperium Romanum” is available for pre-order at the record label’s official store:

The band was formed in late 2017 by Esa Orjatsalo (ex-Dreamtale) and Sami Hinkka (Ensiferum), who had met and discussed the deeper meanings of power metal in Ensiferum’s tour bus. The line-up was soon completed with Atte Marttinen (ex-Kivimetsän Druidi), Benji Connelly (Everfrost), Mikko Salovaara (Leverage) and Mikael Salo (Everfrost). The band promises to “Make Power Metal Great Again” with their powerful sound and epic concepts, ones that deal with different historical themes and mythologies.

The idea was that every album would have a theme based on a certain country’s / culture’s history and mythology. The debut album will deal with the Roman Empire and the many tales, true stories and philosophies associated with it. Each song is about a different aspect of this grand topic, and while being enjoyable as escapist storytelling in itself, also delves into the mindset of the different characters and people from whose perspectives the songs are written.

01. The Conqueror
02. Legionnaires’ Oath
03. Naturalis Historia
04. Inferno
05. Bacchanalia
06. Echoes In Eternity
07. Colosseum
08. Ides Of March
09. The Ascending Of Jupiter
10. Germanicus (feat. Maurizio Iacono)

Mikael Salo – Vocals
Esa Orjatsalo – Guitars
Mikko Salovaara – Guitars
Sami Hinkka – Bass
Benji Connelly – Keyboard
Atte Marttinen – Drums

For more info:

Rockshots Records Signs power metal band EREGION for the new album “AGE OF HEROES” Out December 13th

Italian power metal band EREGION has inked a worldwide deal with ROCKSHOTS RECORDS for the release of their sophomore album “AGE OF HEROES”, coming out next December 13th, 2019.

“AGE OF HEROES” is a conceptual album about heroes and Gods of the ancient times. Ranging from power to folk metal, their music can be better described as a blending of classical heavy metal and power metal vibes in the style of Iron Maiden, Sabaton and Alestorm.
Inspired since long time by Tolkien’s opus, fantasy literature and Northern culture, “AGE OF HEROES” features the new band members Andrea Muscariello and Letiziamaria Gatti, respectively on the drums and violin/backing vocals.

The new album “AGE OF HEROES” is available for PRE-ORDER at the record label official store:

Track Listing:

01 – Sacred Woods
02 – Wings Of Eagle
03 – Jotunheim
04 – The Stolen Hammer
05 – Ascalon (Siege and Demise)
06 – Hands Of Aesir
07 – Balder’s Bane
08 – Hermod The Brave
09 – I Hel
10 – New Order
11 – O-Hey O-Ho

Mauro Colbacchini (vocals)
Giorgio Colbacchini (guitar & backing vocals)
Gianluca “Odd” De Lotto (guitar)
Silvio Brusa (bass & backing vocals)
Andrea “Blackhawk” Muscarello (drums)
Letiziamaria Gatti (violin & backing vocals)

For More Info:

EVERFROST announce new album “Winterider” – Tracklist – Pre Order

Finnish symphonic power metal band EVERFROST’s sophomore album ‘Winterider’ to be released via Rockshots Records on September 6th!

WINTERIDER will be a unique undertaking for a metal/rock band, as it will be the combination between a fully coherent manga comic and a conceptual album. The story will feature characters from their debut album ‘Blue Eyed Emotion’

The music includes generous use of catchy melodies and heavy riffs, plenty of guitar and keyboard solos, a large instrumental variety from orchestral to electronic and energetic drumming. 10 Freezing Songs Of A Harsh Winter Tale!

The album features Asim Searah from Wintersun as special guest on “Above The Treeline”, and includes a cover version of “Die Young” originally By Kesha.

WINTERIDER Trailer available at the following link:

The Album will be available in a Digipak Deluxe CD Edition with 24 Pages Booklet, included a Manga Comic!

You can PRE ORDER it now at the Rockshots Official Store:

First Single Out JULY 12! Stay Tuned!

1. Winterider
2. Juhannus in January
3. Chainlace Angel
4. Actraiser
5. Cold Night Remedy
6. Above the Treeline
7. Brandy and Antifreeze
8. Die Young
9. Darkwoods Drain Backwaters
10. A Whisper in a Frozen Tale

Winterider – Making Of:

Line Up:
Mikael Salo – Lead Vocals
Markus Laito – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Benji Connelly – Keyboards
Jope ‘James’ Salminen – Drums
Allan C Hasanen – Bass

More info:
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