Inside The Vertigo With Jeff Scott Soto’s New Soto Release

From Jeff Scott Soto Official Facebook earlier today – this is your first teaser from the upcoming Soto release – details to be revealed soon.

“Here you go folks, check out all the info as I don’t need to repeat myself here…the slamming tune was co-written with Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob, who is also playing all the guitar work here! The new album is HEAVY, its a new band, a new dawn and direction for me, for us…for SOTO!”


Soto – Inside The Vertigo ~ Press Release and Bio
Soto, a new band which is the culmination of one of today’s premier Rock frontmen and vocalists, Jeff Scott Soto, cast with a union of hotshot young musicians to bring you a slamming blend of melody and muscle in some of the freshest power metal to surface in years present their debut album, Inside The Vertigo. Jeff explains, ”I’ve been in the game for a long time but my roots started more on the heavier side of the tracks, I thought it was about time I came home to visit the family and stick around for a while!”

The band is comprised of Jeff’s most current solo band, who he insisted on making this musical merge with him. Jorge Salan (lead guitar), BJ (keys, guitars), David Z (bass) and Edu Cominato (drums). Soto adds ”these guys come from different parts of the world and bring their own influence to make this band very special. From the US to Europe to South America, we have an exciting mix of style and prestige that keeps us all on our toes”.
A neurotic blend of power metal, prog, groove-laden huge guitars, hooks and production, Soto is a contender in today’s modern rock arena while capturing the essence of strong songwriting simultaneously.
Jeff adds, ”the past 5 or more years have spurred me a plethora of anger and frustration, I’m actually quite pissed off about a lot of things, Soto is my outlet to release some of this pent up emotion. We realize there are a lot of folks young and old who may be sharing these thoughts so this is especially for them too. We’re not reinventing the wheel here, we’re just creating an outlet for where our hearts are both musically and mentally…I’m just not in a ‘touch your golden hair’ mood right now!”
Songs like Break, The Fall, Wrath, Narcissistically Yours and Final Say are perfect vehicles of raw emotion. Songs like When I’m Older, Karma’s Kiss, to the title track Inside The Vertigo and the 9+ minute epic End Of Days advocate a modern day reality/wake-up call.
Produced by Jeff Scott Soto, the album features tracks co-written with his bandmates as well as a of his famous friends/colleagues. Collaborators include guitarists Gus G (Firewind, Ozzy), Jason Bieler (Saigon Kick), Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob) and Joel Hoekstra(Night Ranger/TSO), all of whom perform on their penned tracks for the album. Others appearing as guests/co-writers are Casey Grillo (Kamelot), Connor Engstrom, Tony Dickinson, Leo Mancini, Hugo Mariutti and Gary Schutt.

The album was recorded during the latter months of 2013 and mixed/mastered in Boston by Soto’s long time engineer and friend John Ellis”Everyone from John to my amazing co-writers to some of my bandmates, especially Edu who was extremely instrumental on helping me stay on course musically, get overall credit for creating this album. I oversaw it as a whole knowing the vision I wanted to capture but I truly had a lot of help from my bros that appear on this masterpiece!” exclaims Soto.
Watch for the Soto release Inside The Vertigo to drop within the second half of 2014 followed by extensive touring and appearances throughout 2015.

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New From AOR Heaven In May

AOR Heaven will release their two new released May 23. The details are as follows:

Outloud – Let’s Get Serious / Outloud is back with a vengeance! The Greek kings of melodic hard rock featuring Bob Katsionis (Firewind) and American singer Chandler Mogel announce the release of their long-awaited third album Let’s Get Serious, a blaze of melodic bliss once again mixed and mastered by the great Tommy Hansen and releasing this summer on the AOR Heaven label. Internationally, Outloud has sold over 8,000 CDs since its acclaimed debut released in 2009, and has become the most viewed Greek Hard Rock band on YouTube, with over 400,000+ views. Their song “We Run” appeared on a handful of reputable compilations and also was named ‘Track of the Day’ in Classic Rock Magazine in June, 2009.
The band has toured its home country multiple times, has appeared on national TV there and also on the cover for Greek Metal Hammer, the country’s biggest rock publication. The album features 11 brand new songs, plus a cover of OMD’s Enola Gay – “Outloud” style! Also featured is very special guest George Kollias (Nile) who played all the drums on the album, and a special appearance by guitar god Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob) on probably what could be called the heaviest Outloud track to date, Toy Soldiers. Stay tuned for more info and look for Let’s Get Serious on May 23rd, 2014 at a store / on a computer near you!
WebLink: www.facebook.com/outloudtheband

Tracklist: 1. Death Rock!, 2. I Was So Blind, 3. One More Time, 4. Bury The Knife, 5. Like A Dream, 6. It Really Doesn’t Matter, 7. A While To Go, 8. All In Vain, 9. Another Kind of Angel, 10. Let’s Get Serious, 11. Toy Soldiers, 12. Enola Gay.
Line-up: Chandler Mogel – Vocals, Bob Katsionis – Guitars, Keyboards, Sverd – Bass, Kostas Milonas – Drums, Jim Scordilis – Guitar.
Special Guest: George Kollias (Nile) – all drums on album; Special Guest: Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob) – guitar solo on “Toy Soldiers”.

Sound clips in advance: Bury The Knife / Dead Rock! / I Was So Blind.

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Mother Road – Drive (Road Songs/AOR Heaven / Mother Road is the brainchild of Austin, TX (USA) based rock singer Keith Slack and Berlin (Germany) based guitarist Chris Lyne. Named after “The Mother Road”, another name for the US’ legendary, historic Route 66 highway, this international Hard Blues Rock band is impressively transferring the vintage sounds and the trademarks of this genre into the new decade. Founded in 2011 and based on mutual musical influences, Slack & Lyne promptly felt the chemistry between them was right and the song-writing process soon accelerated. In the meantime, the line-up was completed with keyboard player Alessandro Del Vecchio, drummer Zacky Tsoukas and bassist Frank Binke.
Guitarist Chris Lyne is well known for his astonishing work with his previous group Soul Doctor. His main influences include some of the greatest British guitar players such as Gary Moore, Jimmy Page, Paul Kossoff and John Sykes. American singer Keith Slack acted as frontman of the bands Steelhouse Lane and Michael Schenker Group (MSG), and also his own blues-influenced Hard Rock band Mudpie. Slack’s influences include a whole variety of styles and music from bands including Paul Rodgers, Led Zeppelin, The Black Crowes, King’s X and The Cult. “Drive” is the band’s first full-length album and will be released on the group’s very own Road Songs label with the distributor AOR Heaven.
WebLinks: www.facebook.com/themotherroad / www.motherroad-band.com

Line-up: Keith Slack – vocals, Chris Lyne – guitars, Zacky Tsoukas – drums, Frank Binke – bass, Alessandro Del Vecchio – hammond & piano.
Track list: 1. The Sun Will Shine Again, 2. Feather In Your Hat, 3. Drive Me Crazy, 4. Out Of My Mind, 5. These Shoes, 6. Dangerous Highway, 7. Poor Boy (Long Way Out), 8. Dirty Little Secret, 9. Blue Eyes, 10. Still Rainin, 11.On My Way.

Sound clips in advance: Drive Me Crazy / Out Of My Mind / The Sun Will Shine Again.

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Outloud Returning With ‘Let’s Get Serious’

Outloud will release their long-awaited third album ‘Let’s Get Serious’ on on May 23rd through AOR Heaven. The Greek kings of melodic hard rock, featuring Bob Katsionis (Firewind) and American singer Chandler Mogel, once again blaze a trail of melodic bliss with Tommy Hansen, who mixed and mastered the upcoming album.

Internationally Outloud has sold over 8,000 CDs since their acclaimed debut ‘We’ll Rock You To Hell And Back Again’ was released in 2009, an album that eventually placed on the Sleaze Roxx Top 10. The single “We Run” appeared on a handful of reputable compilations and also was named ‘Track of the Day’ in Classic Rock Magazine. The band has toured their home country multiple times, has appeared on national TV there and also on the cover of Greek Metal Hammer, the country’s biggest rock publication.

‘Let’s Get Serious’, the follow-up to 2011’s ‘Love Catastrophe’, features 11 brand new songs plus a cover of Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark’s “Enola Gay” — Outloud style! Also featured is very special guest George Kollias (Nile), who played all the drums on the album, and a special appearance by Adrenaline Mob guitarist Mike Orlando on what could be called the heaviest Outloud track to date, “Toy Soldiers”.

‘Let’s Get Serious’ track listing:
01. Death Rock!
02. I Was So Blind
03. One More Time
04. Bury The Knife
05. Like A Dream
06. It Really Doesn’t Matter
07. A While To Go
08. All In Vain
09. Another Kind Of Angel
10. Let’s Get Serious
11. Toy Soldiers
12. Enola Gay