feb 26

NEW ALBUM RAIN

NEW ALBUM: Rain > Spacepirates

aura020The Italian hard rock band RAIN is founded in 1980. In their early years they played mainly heavy metal and performed live mostly in Bologna, the hometown of all the first members of the group.

Inspired by a trip to Mexico RAIN recorded in 2013 a semi acoustic album “Mexican Way” with 12 tracks of acoustic rock with a strong Mexican vibe, lyrics in Spanish and English and with the atmosphere from cult movies like “El Mariachi” and “From Dusk ’til Dawn”. The album received excellent reviews from all over the world. With three top 10 hits in a row in the Hit-Tracks Top 100, two of them peaked at #1, the album ended as number 3 (!) in our album year end list of 2014. Just behind Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa’s “Live In Amsterdam” (1) and “High Hopes’ of Bruce Springsteen (2).

“Spacepirates”, the new upcoming studio album, will end the “trip/journey” trilogy started with XXX (2011 – a trip in the past), followed by “Mexican Way”. “Spacepirates” will project RAIN to the future, with a much harder and violent journey that could give rise to a timeless anarchic revolution, an excursion needed to balance a badly crumbling, drifting World.

“Spacepirates” features 9 excellent tracks of pumped-up heavy rock with a killer mix of crushing guitars, catchy hooks and heavy beats. A musically varied album, “Spacepirates” is unabridged and mature, for some it is modern and fresh, for others it is classic RAIN old-school style. The album is produced by Gabriele Ravaglia (Blaze Bayley, Extrema). The cover artwork is made by Umberto Stagni.

Aural Music will release “Spacepirates” on April 15th. Pre-orders will start on April 1st at: www.auralwebstore.com.

feb 25

New in roster: NIK GREELEY & THE OPERATORS

Nik Greeley is known for being arguably the best frontman & performer in Philadelphia, and just in the last few years has established himself as one of the most entertaining & hard working musicians in the area, often being compared to the likes of James Brown, Joe Cocker, and Jim Morrison. Greeley released his solo debut EP Town Gypsy in Spring 2015, and has performed live sessions & received airplay on many radio stations. Go to their bandpage to learn more!

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jan 28

NEW in roster: Mark Pontin Group

In the short period since the release of their 2013 debut “Days Of Destiny”, the Mark Pontin Group established themselves firmly on the UK blues/rock scene. With rave reviews the album achieved extensive airplay all around the world, and saw the band break onto the playlists of several major UK radio stations. Multiple award nominations followed as the Swansea-based band (Wales) found themselves backing acts such as The Royal Southern Brotherhood and Walter Trout. 

 

frontThe second album “Textures” proofs again that Mark Pontin’s abilities as a guitarist easily put him in the upper echelons of blues and rock players.

Band page

dec 09

NEW in roster: Feeding Fingers

Formed in 2006 by multi-media artist Justin Curfman, Feeding Fingers began life as an Atlanta post-punk trio and has evolved into an internationally connected musical project with intermittent members from the USA, Germany, Austria, and Italy. Nearly impossible to pigeonhole, Feeding Fingers invokes such disparate genres as darkwave and avant-garde, krautrock, world fusion, and almost anything one could name in between.  << Band-page >>12244542_1041109355940410_7033778360795141845_o

dec 01

New in roster: ALBERT CASTIGLIA BAND

We’re very happy to announce that Music Agency represents the Albert Castiglia Band for the BeNeLux.

Top Blues guitarist, singer and songwriter, Albert Castiglia (pronounced ka-steel-ya) Castiglia was born in New York and raised in Miami to an Italian father and Cuban mother and combines all influences to create his unique style of modern day blues with a traditional core.

For more info go to band-page!

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