Nordic Union is the name behind the new musical collaboration, built by Frontiers president Serafino Perugino, between singer Ronnie Atkins of the Danish hard rock institution Pretty Maids and the up-and-coming Swedish songwriter and producer Erik Martensson of Eclipse and W.E.T. fame.
The new Pretty Maids compilation, Louder Than Ever, is going to hit the stores on March 21st via Frontiers Records, but you can already have a first listen and check out what the release is about, since the band is streaming some song snippets right at this location.
Danish metallers Pretty Maids have just unveiled the first video off their upcoming compilation Louder Than Ever, to be released via Frontiers Records on March 21st in Europe and March 25th in North America. The video below is for the new track "Nuclear Boomerang". The other three previously unreleased tracks are "Deranged", "My Soul To Take" and "Without A Home".
Frontiers Records has announced the release of Pretty Maids' Louder Than Ever - a collection of new songs and re-recorded tracks selected from past albums on March 21st in Europe and March 25th in North America. The new songs included are "Deranged", "Nuclear Boomerang", "My Soul To Take" and "Without A Home".
Danish heavy metallers Pretty Maids are currently recording Louder Than Ever, an album of re-recorded classics and new songs featuring a special bonus DVD as well planned for a spring 2014 release. The band also released the album Motherland earlier this year but is already moving on to the next step.
Frontiers Records has announced that it will release Motherland, the new album from veteran Danish heavy metallers Pretty Maids, on March 22nd in Europe and March 26th in North America. The release of the new album will be preceded by the release of the single/video "Mother Of All Lies" which will hit the streets on January 22nd. You can listen to a sample of the single below.
The guest list keeps growing bigger. After Biff Byford (Saxon), Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween, Unisonic), Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon), Bruce Kulick (ex-Kiss) and the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg, another participant can now be announced. Pretty Maids vocalist Ronnie Atkins (his birth certificate reads Paul Christensen) has also been confirmed as one of the guest vocalist on Avantasia's Metal Opera The Mystery Of Time due out in March.
Danish heavy metal veterans Pretty Maids are hard at work in the studio to give birth to the successor of Pandemonium. The band has set Motherland as the title of their new album, due to be released in the spring of 2013 via Frontiers Records. The album is once again being produced by Jacob Hansen and will include such song titles as "Mother Of All Lies", "I See Ghosts", "The Iceman", "Why So Serious", "To Fool A Nation" and the title track.
Heavy metallers Pretty Maids have issued a short statement regarding the lineup change:
"Pretty Maids have parted company with bass player Kenn Jackson. Pretty Maids would like to thank Kenn for his 19 year long contribution and we wish him all the best of luck in the future. A replacement will be announced soon."
UPDATE (thanks to BudDa)
Pretty Maids has announced their new bass player, Hal Patino (King Diamond, Force Of Evil). Hal Patino has been a friend of the band since the eighties, and is familiar with the sound, style and history of the band, and was therefore a natural choice to take the spot as the new bass player.
Hal Patino will play his first gig with Pretty Maids on Saturday the 8th of May in Aalborg (DK). "We welcome Hal onboard, and hope you all will give him a good reception on the upcoming Pandemonium tour", added the band.
"Little Drops Of Heaven", the new video from Danish metallers Pretty Maids, can be viewed at this location. The clip was directed by Thomas Tjader (Saint Deamon).
"Little Drops Of Heaven" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Pandemonium, which will be released on May 14 in Europe (June 8 in the US) via Frontiers Records.
Pandemonium cover art] tracklist:
03. Little Drops Of Heaven
04. One World One Truth
05. Final Day Of Innocence
06. Cielo Drive
07. It Comes At Night
08. Old Enough To Know
09. Beautiful Madness
11. It Comes At Night
Pretty Maids' new studio album Pandemonium will be released on May 14th in Europe, and June 8th in North America via Frontiers.
A 90 second snippet of the single "Little Drops of Heaven" is now available for streaming at this location.
Produced by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Rob Rock, Beyond Twilight), Pandemonium with its melodic approach is a definite return to the Future World/Red Hot And Heavy era of the eighties, but with an updated sound and freshness that consolidates that Pretty Maids are as strong as ever.
"I think this new record shows the band in it's finest moment", says singer Ronnie Atkins. "That's definitely our best effort in many years and the spirit in the band is higher than ever".