Chinawhite 2018 are: Phil Vincent: all vocals (CranstoN, D’Ercole, Tragik) Peter Cox: orchestrations, keyboards and all guitars (Forest Field) Sander Stappers: bass (Souls Of Deaf) Hans in ‘t Zandt: drums (Praying Mantis)
Rock Company says: our friends from Still Living have created a wonderful lyric video to the exclusive EU bonus track Redemption. This is a chilling piano ballad, highlighting the singing of Renato Costa.
Coming Friday we will see the release of the highly anticipated new album from Brazilian rock hope Marenna! Expect a cracking live album, raw and in your face. So no overdubs but real musicians giving it their all. Check the album here:
Next week it is time to release album 5 from Russian multi-instrumentalist Vitaly Kiselev, a.k.a. Sunrise Auranaut. Inserter sees him raise the bar once more. For fans of (instrumental) progressive rock a must! Check it in the next video:
Both albums are already available on pre order for a reduced price and ready to ship! Visit Rock Company for details.
A lot happening at Rock Company HQ it seems. Here the rundown:
Rock Company are proud to announce their latest signings:
Koos J. Thönissen’s Cryptic Nature! We will release the album Pandor on October 27! Expect a wonderful progressiverock / metal DOUBLE album in the style of Ayreon /Avantasia.
Including guests like Jeroen van de Biggelaar : Lead guitar on Certamen Ultimus, Ron van Rhee : Flutes on Consulting Serna and vocalists Sascha Burchardt as Pandor, Emmelie van Deurzen as Tayla, Jacqueline van Elsbergen as Serna, Cathy van der Valk as Ieeryah. Special appearance by Huw Lloyd Jones as Teelon on the track Glynyd.
With Koos handling several vocal parts as well as most of the instruments. Check www.crypticnature.nl for a first taste…
Brazilian rock band Still Living have expanded their cooperation with us! After the great reception for their previous album Humanity, the band set out to make an even better album. And we think they nailed it with their concept album Ymmij! The album will become available at the end of this year but to whet your appetite, here is the first single:
Our electronic project Earthshine (relax, it’s instrumental music) has delivered a stunning fifth album. Abstract Patterns will also be released on October 27 and contains 8 tracks. Blekkmark Design Studio has not only created some fitting artwork, but also updated the logo.
Peter had this to say about it: This time my starting point was certain terms and patterns that associate with numbers or ranges of numbers and terms from the world of programming. Like for instance the Fibonacci sequence, or Pi. And my next step would be to translate those numbers to chords and melodies and trying to make it sound right. Without letting it become crazy or incoherent. I quite liked the challenge and the outcome, but you be the judge!
In this video you can hear a part of the first track: Fibonacci Fever.
And last but not least:
Enjoy the new video for Alienation from Forest Field’s latest and succesful album Lonely Desert:
Please be kind and help share the word. The music deserves it!
Just when you thought 2017 was going to be a repeat of crappy old 2016, along comes Ninth Of May to save the day.
The completely independent, powerhouse Brisbane 5-piece are back doing what they do best with the release of their new single, and corresponding film clip, ‘Bend’. Whilst it is a slight deviation from their previous endeavours, the super heavy guitars, pounding drums, hooky vocals and synth bass of ‘Bend’ are all undeniably “Ninth Of May”. One listen through will reinforce the fact that ‘Bend’ really is a dichotomy, beautiful yet heavy as F! Recorded and produced 100% in-house, ‘Bend’ is an example of a band truly defining their sound and doing things purely on their own terms. Playing to their strengths and relying solely on their own instincts and experience, ‘Bend’ is possibly the strongest release from Ninth Of May to date.
Age Of Aquarius have released a second video from their Dawn Of The Age Of Aquarius debut. It is the dark yet beautiful ballad Mercury Rising, here fitted with simple and effective imagery. Have a look:
From the latest Earthshine album White Cliff Country comes this track “Secret Of The Stones”. Described by a critic
One of my favourite places in England has to be Stonehenge and Earthshine have created a track that compliments both Avebury and the henge, and also does it complete justice by the piece called Secret of the Stones. The arrangement starts in an almost Jarre style, then transposes itself into a really ancient melody of time and memory, it is as if musically we have found a portal to the past. This fluid and fascinating composition is one of the best on the album, I could listen to this for hours.
Of course everybody favours different tracks from our various records. But we think it is fair to assume that some songs are very popular amongst our loyal followers. Well, and to honour that, we have made some video’s for some of them. Enjoy!