Two New Lion Music Releases



Rooms Of Revelation Promo page with streaming mp3 at:

Released April 17 - Dreyelands are a melodic progressive metal band from Hungary. Their debut album 'Rooms Of Revelation' showcases the bands versatile attitude for music being a tasty mixture of the metallic and the melodic side of progressive and power metal, combined with a touch of 80s AOR/hard rock music.
The songs are powered by heavy guitar riffs fused with ultra melodic, memorable vocal themes along with clever arrangements. Sonically the album is big, modern and natural with no triggers on the drums and live string arrangements etc. The first half of the album has the lighter songs and as the listener gets nearer to the end they are increasingly heavier and darker.
Lyrically 'Rooms of Revelation' depicts a journey in a schizophrenic mind. The story is about a man that is loosing all his loves and at the end, his life as well. Our protagonist has a cruel fate: every woman, he is conceiving passion for, are disappearing after the first fulfilment of their love. Haunted by the pain of loss, he begins a journey in an imaginary house, where he finds more and more clues about what happened to his subjects of love. It turns out that all his loves were killed.
Progressing with the story, we will realize that the killer is the dark side of his split personality, brought to life by the protagonist itself. Being always afraid that the first heavenly flames are dying out, this killer is his remedy for the fear of what will come after the first fulfilment of love. As the journey continues, the killer is coming more and more to the fore, to make the decision to die together in the last song.
After forming in 2003 Dreyelands recorded their first release, a promotional EP titled 'Can't Hide Away' (released in 2007). There was also a music video made for the title song of the EP. This video was featured several times on the Headbanger's Ball program of MTV Hungary with the EP receiving great feedback from not only Hungarian but also international press.
During 2007 the band finished the song writing for the debut album 'Rooms of Revelation' which was recorded in several studios in Hungary and Serbia in 2008 and mixed/mastered by well known Hungarian producer / engineer Barnabás Hidasi at HL-Studio in 2009. After the recordings keyboardist Zoltán Kas left the band. For future promotion work and live gigs the band is completed by György Nagy (Age of Nemesis) as a session member.
After hearing the band Lion Music was blown away with the quality of material on offer and a deal was finalised in September 2009. Dreyelands serve up a fresh yet classic sound in the melodic progressive metal genre and 'Rooms Of Revelation' opens its doors to the public on April 17 2010.
Track Listing 1. Entering. 2. Room 1 Seek For Salvation. 3. Room 2 Can't Hide Away. 4. Room 3 Pretending. 5. Room 4 Fragments. 6. Room 5 Way To You. 7. Room 6 Blossoms Of Decay. 8. Room 7 Vain. 9. Room 8 Leaving Grace.
Musicians: Nikola Mijic - vocals, András Ádám Horváth - guitars, Gergely Springer - bass guitar, Omar Gassama - drums, Zoltán Kas - keyboards on album. György Nagy - keyboards live



Grönholm - Eyewitness Of Life Promo page with streaming mp3 at: 

'Eyewitness Of Life' is the debut album from a new act from Finland - enter Grönholm led by guitarist and song writer Mika Grönholm. The music of 'Eyewitness Of Life' is built with an appreciation for a number of metal genres yet there is a common theme of progressive orientated riffs throughout the album, however 'Eyewitness Of Life' avoids the monster shredding the genre is renowned for resulting in a more focused compact album for those that like strong songs first and foremost.
Nuances of artists such as Queensrÿche and Rush can be heard here and there, but the song is of main concern for Grönholm who also adds a few shades of other cultural sounds from Indian and Spanish music along with some jazz inspired progressions to add a little spice, yet the overall feel remains firmly in the metal camp and is easily accessible. Grönholm states "Simplicity is many times beautiful and I think this approach has served me well".
Joining Mika is Status Minor vocalist Markku Kuikka and drummer Tom Rask with Grönholm handling guitar, bass and synth duties himself and this trio of musicians have created a big sounding album. Each recorded their parts at their home studios before Mika pieced the album together at his home studio. Six years spent working in one of the leading studios in Finland ensured this was an easy process for Mika to bring the whole album together and only mixing and mastering was handled outside of Grönholm's remit.
In addition to the fine performances of the core trio of musicians the album also features guest appearances from guitarist Ty Tabor (Kings X) and keyboard whiz Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Billy Idol), Grönholm comments, "One goal was to have a few very good guests on this and it came true with Derek Sherinian and Ty Tabor . I mailed them and they liked the music samples on MySpace so they agreed to play a few solos and songs. As one can guess they nailed their parts really great, and it was very nice hear their tracks".

With "Eyewitness Of Life" Grönholm have delivered a very strong debut album that is home to punchy songs, great musicianship, strong production and great artwork from Hugh Syme (Rush/Megadeth etc) and is released on April 17 2010 on Lion Music.

Track Listing 01. One Minute Of Reality. 02. Awaited. 03. Fate & Belief. 04. Life Is. 05. Meet The Maker. 06. You And Me. 07. Misfortune-teller. 08. Learn To Crawl. 09. Eyewitness Of Life. 10. Place For Freedom.
Musicians: Mika Grönholm - Guitars, Bass, Synths. Markku Kuikka - Vocals. Tom Rask - Drums.

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