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Brazilian Power Metallers DRAGONHEART join ROCKSHOTS Records

Rockshots Records is thrilled to announce the signing of Brazilian Power Metallers DRAGONHEART for the release of the long awaited new album “Dragonheart’s Tale”
Formed in 1997 by the brothers Marco and Marcelo Caporasso, Eduardo Marques and Mauricio Taborda, Dragonheart released four albums, “Underdark” (2000) “Throne of the Alliance” (2002), “Vengeance in Black” (2005) and “Battle of Sanctuary” (2015).
In 2019 the band invited one of the founders of DragoNHeart , vocalist and guitarist Eduardo Marques, to join once again the band after 20 years. He accepted the invitation and the challenge of composing a new album in the same vein of the first two albums.
guitarist Marco Caporasso comments:
“with the return of our original singer, Eduardo Marques, we get back to our roots. “Dragonheart´s Tale” sounding 100% DragoNHeart. I think it will be a Blast among our fans, they have been waiting so long for a new album!”
Mixed and Mastered by Fredrik Nordström, featuring Henning Basse (Metalium and Fire Wind), with cover art by Andreas Marschall (Blind Guardian), “Dragonheart’s Tale” i’s an epic power metal album, with beautiful interludes, acoustic tavern music, voice overs and sound effects that will bring the listeners to the fantasy world created by the band with their new concept album.
“Dragonheart’s Tale” will be officially released worldwide in August 2023, while a first single will be unleashed next June 15th! Stay Tuned!

ROCKSHOTS RECORDS SIGNS FINLAND’S ODE IN BLACK FOR NEW ALBUM “INTO THE DARK”

Rockshots Records is proud to announce their signing off of Finnish rockers Ode In Black for the release of their sophomore album “Into The Dark” to be unleashed later this year.

The band comments on their signing and upcoming full-length:

“Compared to our debut album ”Seeds Of Chaos” this one’s a bit more mature & polished. The songs sound bigger, better, and maybe also a bit heavier. At least that was one of our goals. It’s a step into something new for sure. There are more electronic elements and the songs are way more simple than before due to having done pre-production with an outside producer. But in the end, the songs are written by us and do sound like Ode In Black. I guess it’s growth, or it might be some kind of a tumor, who knows. There’s also a plethora of faster songs than on ”Seeds Of Chaos”. It happened organically; playing the ”Seeds Of Chaos” songs live, we felt that we needed some faster material to cause some serious neck injuries to the crowd. In a way the album’s a step into the dark for us, hence the album title ”Into The Dark”.

Ode In Black is a rock band from Kuopio, Finland. The band consists of Pasi Mäenpää (vocals), Iiro Saarinen (guitars and backing vocals), Juhani Saarinen (guitars), Ville Puustinen (bass), and Taisto Ristivirta (drums). The band has been in its current line-up since 2015. Ode In Black relies on tight playing, gritty riffs, and catchy choruses. At times, their music may display influences from Finnish melancholic metal, while at other times, they pay homage to 80’s glam rock.

After releasing their first EP ”Goodbye” in 2014, the band spent the next years touring all over Finland and spreading the word of their melancholic metal. In 2017 the band began working on their first full-length album. In the summer of 2017 the band released two singles ”The Sea In Which We Drown” and ”The Lone Wolf”. 2018 blasted off with the band’s debut full-length album ”Seeds Of Chaos”.

During the Covid years, the band has evolved heavier and darker than before. A first taste of Ode In Black’s new sound will be the single “Until We Fall” to be released on April 21st, 2023 with a music video. The energetic “Until We Fall” will give a taste of what’s to come on their follow-up album “Into The Dark”.

For more info: Rockshots.eu | Odeinblack.com | Facebook.com/OdeInBlack | Youtube.com/@odeinblack2627

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!
👊STAY TUNED 👊

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

 

Ecuador’s BLACK SUN Release Single ‘Still Alive’ ft. Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica), Lordi, Noora Louhimo (Battle Beast) and more!

Well known in their home country of Ecuador and South America for supporting bands like Judas Priest, Kreator, Firewind (Immortals Tour 2018), Edguy, UDO, and more. Rockshots Records is proud to announce their latest signing of heavy metal trio Black Sun for the release of their new EP “Silent Enemy” due out Summer 2020. The EP follows the band’s three previous albums “The Pupetteer” (2017), “Dance of Elders” (2010), and “Tyrant From a Foreign Land” (2015).

During the production of Black Sun‘s new material, the band parted ways with their longtime lead singer. Under the guidance of the EP’s producer Nino Laurenne (Emma Winner – Finnish Grammy, Hevisaurus, Amorphis, The Rasmus), Black Sun found ways to complete the EP with guest singers on all the tracks. Guests include Finnish metal legends and talents like Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica), Lordi, Noora Louhimo (Battle Beast), Pasi Rantanen (Thunderstone), Elias Viljanen (Sonata Arctica ), Netta Laurenne (Smackbound), Jukka Pelkonen (Omnium Gatherum), Asim Searah (Wintersun/Damnation Plan), Topias Kupiainen (Arion), Henning Basse (Firewind), Petri Lindroos (Ensiferum / Norther) and JF Aguirre (JF Aguirre Project). All come together to create a powerful and catchy metal hymn.

The band adds: “This EP is a new beginning for Black Sun, the tracks were written during the touring period for the last album. However, during the production and recording sessions, the former singer was removed from the band. Consequently, the songs changed, the band had more flexibility and freedom on where to take these songs. Hence, the featuring of many different singers is what makes this EP unique. We can’t tell you exactly what will happen next, but we can guarantee this is only the beginning of an exciting new chapter, a rebirth that will bring much more music soon enough.

Today, the band reveals the first single ‘Still Alive‘, which marks a new era and a clean slate for the South American rockers. It’s the perfect soundtrack to what the band has endured and prevailed during its recording. The song features guest vocals by Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica), LordiNoora Louhimo (Battle Beast), Pasi Rantanen (Thunderstone), Elias Viljanen (Sonata Arctica), Netta Laurenne (Smackbound), Jukka Pelkonen (Omnium Gatherum) and Asim Searah (Wintersun/Damnation Plan).

The band comments: “The light at the end of the tunnel. This is a melodic, powerful, and catchy metal hymn that features an array of multi-vocal performance by astonishing singers. It holds the final message that reveals the meaning of the whole concept of the EP.

Listen to ‘Still Alive‘ at the following links:
YouTube
Spotify

 

The EP “Silent Enemy” is a concept release of seven tracks, three of them being special music scores (intro, interlude, outro). The EP will also have a special short-film based on its storyline out on its release day that was written by Black Sun and Topias Kupiainen.

The EP was recorded at Hi NoiZ Studios and Sonic Pump Studios, mixed by Jens Bogren (tracks 2 and 3) and Nino Laurenne (tracks 1,4-7) and mastered by Svante Forsbäck.

ABOUT:

Since the band’s creation in 2002, “Silent Enemy” is their first release without a lead vocalist to follow their three previous full-lengths. Their 2005 debut release “Tyrant From a Foreign Land” hit the Top 25 best-selling albums in their home country that year. Following that success, Black Sun toured the country while becoming a local sensation.

For their sophomore release “Dance of Elders”, the band decided to cross the Atlantic in 2007 and record in Hamburg, Germany at High Gain Records, a studio owned by Kai Hansen of Gamma Ray at the time. The album was produced by Arne Lackenmacher and Drik Schlächter. After recording the album, the band underwent several lineup changes, which led to the delay of its release until 2010. During this time and to support the second album, the band formed an interim lineup with past members and techs until a final lineup was settled with Santiago Salem (bass) joining the band.Their 2017 album, “The Puppeteer”, was recorded in Helsinki, Finland with a producing team of Timo Tolkki, Santtu Lehtiniemi, and Nino Laurenne at Sonic Pump Studios along with mixing done by Miko Karmila and mastering by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. The release witnessed great success with singles ‘Robert The Doll’ featured on the New Metal Tracks editorial by Spotify along with winning an MBN (MIS BANDAS NACIONALES) Ecuador Award for Best Music Video and ‘Let Me Be’ landing a top 40 spot (#36) on the Ecuadorian music charts (radio + streams).

Band members:
Christopher Gruenberg (Guitar)
Santiago Salem (Bass)
Nicolás Estrada (Drums)

Caravellus: record deal with Rockshots Records and new single out / Third album coming out late 2020

Brazilian progressive metallers CARAVELLUS have inked a worldwide record deal with Rockshots Records for the release of their third album coming out later this year.
Featuring Mario Linhares Dark Avenger‘s guitarist Glauber Oliveira, CARAVELLUS bring the technical sophistication of progressive metal while transcending the genre by writing amazing songs with masterful musicality. The arrangements and song structures with highly technical, challenging instrumental work and unbelievable melodic vocal harmonies. With elements of thundering metal, rock, jazz, classical, brazilian folk rhythms, solos with unstoppable guitar shredding and intense keyboards.

 

The first single ‘Panis Et Circenses‘ off the new album, that features drummer John Macaluso (Malmsteen, Riot, Ark, Labyrinth) as special guest, is now available at the following links:
iTunes: 
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