Darusso Releases News About New Video and Upcoming Solo Album

Progressive Melodic Hard Rock Artists Anton Darusso is in the final stages of releasing “Alternativa” his 2nd solo album, “Alternativa” will feature 14 songs 3 of which are bonus tracks.

According to Anton, “Alternativa” continues where “Medicine For The Soul” left off, the concept behind “Alternative” is to create music that is not about any particular genre, instead its about incorporating many different style’s of music, combing them with a balance of well crafted hooks & beautiful melodies while injecting various styles of vocals from heavy rockers to emotionally charged ballads.

These are songs that will appeal to many commercially, yet stand on their own as an alternative to today’s commercial music.

This is music that comes from the heart and soul.

In the midterm Darusso release 1st promo video from the album, “Memories of You” this is the bonus track version of the song featuring special guest Man e Tulá.

“Memories of You” Video Directed by Sasha Stone (Саша Stone Рыжков)

Catalog Number: MRRCD 22139
Format: CD & Digtal
Alternativa Track Listing:
01. Ride Along
02. Behind the Enemy lines
03. Close your eyes
04. Breaking bad
05. Crash and Burn
06. Go baby
07. Memories of you
08. Not an angel
09. Sorry
10. Those days
11. All night long

Bonus Tracks:
Memories of You (feat. Man e Tulá)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen Cover)
Nothing Compares to You (Prince Cover)

Musicians on Alternative:
Anton Darusso: Vocals, Guitars & Keyboards
Esau Silva: Bass
Sasha Stone: Guitars
Marco Castro: Guitars, Keyboards, Programming & Percussion

Special Guests:
Xenia: Guest Vocals on “Sorry”
Man e Tulá: Guest Vocals on “Memories of You”

All songs & lyrics were written by Anton Darusso, except “Those Days” Lyrics written by Anton Darusso & Music by Marco Castro.
Mixing & Sound engineering: Marco Castro

Arrangements: Marco Castro & Anton Darusso

Produced by: Anton Darusso
Co-produced by: Marco Castro

Album mixed, mastered and recorded at AUDIOMACC Studios in San José, Costa Rica.

Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darussorocks
Official YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Darusso1000
MRR Profile Page: http://mrrmusic.com/anton-darusso/

Also check out Brothers in Arms by Alex Grata & Anton Darusso, Brothers in Arms is nothing short of stunning.

Melodic Revolution Records, Unified Past & RoSfest!

Melodic Revolution Records is thrilled to return to RoSfest as a vendor for our 6th year… we are celebrating our 10th year anniversary as a prog label and we will be located in the upstairs lobby of the theater throughout the 3 day festival beginning on May 5th.
We will be selling all of our current and new releases including releases by Murky Red, NeverWake, Darrel Treece-Birch, Marco Ragni, Leon Alverado, Nth Ascension, Sunshine & Bullets and DDrive to name a few, we will also be selling classic release by The Minstrels Ghost. Time Horizon, Corvus Stone, Kinetict Element, Anuryzm, Gekko Projket among others.
We are thrilled beyond belief to have MRR Recording Artist Unified Past confirmed to perform on day 2 of the festival.
Please stop by the booth and get all your favorite UNIFIED PAST releases. As usual we will have some very special announcements and surprises to make during the festival.
We will also have some cool MRR various artists CDs featuring tracks from our newest releases and Download Cards featuring unreleased up and coming and some best of MRR Releases as well as band Swag, so stop by the MRR vendor table located on the 2nd level of the Historic The Majestic Theater @ 25 Carlisle Street. Gettysburg, PA 17325. There will also be many other cool music vendors, so make sure you drop on by during this amazing event. We will be open between the live performances all weekend.

Other bands on the bill include: The Neal Morse Band, Anglagard, Moon Safari, The Fierce & The Dead, Edensong, The Aaron Clift Experiment, Evership, Kyros & Prognation

Melodic Revolution Records
Unified Past

Kayak to Release Journey Through Time A 21 CD ​COMPLETE STUDIO ALBUM BOX SET COLLECTION

In June Universal will release a Kayak box entitled ‘Journey Through Time’. Included are all sixteen studio albums that have been released so far, plus two bonus CD’s and even a special wallet for the new album ‘Seventeen’, to be released in October. No less than 21 CD’s with corresponding original artwork, labels and vinyl look.

​The box will be released in a limited edition. All albums that were issued as vinyl LP’s will be remastered from the original studio mastertapes.​

​In juni verschijnt bij Universal een Kayak oeuvre box onder de titel ‘Journey Through Time’!. De box omvat alle zestien studio albums die tot nu toe zijn verschenen, plus twee bonus CD’s en zelfs een speciale plek voor het nieuwe album ‘Seventeen’ dat in oktober verschijnt. Niet minder dan 21 CD’s met bijbehorende originele artwork, labels en vinyl look.

​De box zal worden uitgebracht in een gelimiteerde oplage. Alle op vinyl LP’s uitgebrachte albums worden geremasterd vanaf de originele studio mastertapes.

Marbin Spring Tour 2017

L2R: Dani Rabin (guitar),  Blake Jiracek (drums),  Danny Markovitch (sax), Jon Nadel (bass).
JON NADEL bass guitar
MARBIN, one of the biggest treasures and musical talents found by MoonJune’s honcho Leonardo Pavkovic, is a progressive instrumental jam-jazz-rock-blues-fusion band based in Chicago, IL, with a unique story that stands out in today’s music world. With a do-it-yourself approach and encouragement by Mr. Pavkovic, MARBIN started touring extensively in 2011, bringing their original instrumental music to every part of the United States. Through word of mouth, MARBIN has gained tens of thousands of devoted fans all over the world, and has sold tens of thousands of albums. MARBIN has released six albums: Marbin (2009; self-release), Breaking the Cycle (2011; MoonJune), Last Chapter of Dreaming (2013; MoonJune), The Third Set (2014; MoonJune), Aggressive Hippies (2015; self-release; marketed by MoonJune), and Goatman and the House of the Dead (2016; self-release; marketed by MoonJune).
“The hardest working band in America! Averaging 250 shows a year!”
“Far from being just another jazz-rock fusion band, Marbin occupies their own stylistic space. More an instrumental rock band than a jazz fusion band, Marbin’s music seems to come from the guitar hero world of Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Joe Bonamassa. But there’s a good deal of other stuff going on in their music. Steeped in blues, surf, and the folk music of their native Israel, in addition to jazz- rock, Marbin consistently avoids easy pigeonholing. Part of this is due to the fact that the band is based on the musical partnership of two virtuosos: guitarist Dani Rabinand saxophonist Danny Markovitch. People stopped thinking of saxophone as a virtuosic lead instrument in rock music decades ago, but Markovitch seems determined to change that view single- handedly.” – Dave Wayne, All About Jazz
“Jazz-fusion, rock, folk, blues, prog-rock, bits of heavy metal, and straight jazz…it’s all here folks in one nice little package. [Marbin is a] band that needs to be on your immediate radar if they aren’t already.” – Pete Pardo, Sea Of Tranquility
“Danny Markovitch might not be the best driver in the world, but he can play a heck of a sax, he is a monster.” – Allan Holdsworth (R.I.P.)
“Guitarist Dani Rabin and saxophonist Danny Markovitch generate lightning fast unison choruses and dynamic solo sprees atop the rhythm section’s tight, razor-sharp focus.” – Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz
​​​​​​​”Marbin is a crazy talented group making music hard to pin down but easy to appreciate. – Victor Aaron, Something Else
“Let’s just say I’m completely blown away from this group and their albums.” – Zachary Nathanson, Music From the Other Side of the Room​​​​​​​
For tickets and info: http://bandsintown.com/marbin
MARBIN debuts at the premier NYC club THE IRIDIUM on May 3.
For all USA booking inquires: marbinmusic@gmail.com
For all International booking: noanoamusic@moonjune.com
Marbin’s Website: http://www.marbinmusic.com
No better way to discover MARBIN than watching their video clips.
Click for the PLAY LIST: www.goo.gl/le2l3G
TO GET CDS + DOWNLOADS go to: www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Marbin
Or click on the below image.
For those who like to shop on Amazon: www.goo.gl/bcGZ8N (CD + Download)
​​​​​​​MARBIN is working on their new BandCamp page to be relaunched soon! Stay tuned.

Tiles Update April 22nd

Hello members of the Tiles Files mailing list…

All of a sudden we find ourselves well into 2017 – with five months elapsing since our previous newsletter!  Where does the time go?!  Naturally, much has happened since we last checked in, but we’ll wait for the next issue to get caught up on some storytelling.

We would be remiss, however, not to announce ‘Pretending 2 Run’ has been nominated for two Detroit Music Awards (May 5th):

Outstanding National Small / Independent Label Recording
Outstanding Video / Limited Budget

But as gratifying as these nominations are, more importantly, we’ve got some live shows to publicize!!

••• Right around the corner is our return to Chicago Friday, April 28th with Sonus Umbra & Fire Garden at Reggies (http://www.reggieslive.com/show/tiles/) — more details are available on our Tour Dates page (http://tiles-music.com/live/)

…and on the near horizon in our back yard…

•• Friday, May 19th opening for Yngwie Malmsteen at St. Andrews Hall in downtown Detroit:

•• Friday, June 23rd opening for Fates Warning at the Token Lounge in Westland, MI (west of Detroit):

•• Friday, July 7th opening for King’s X at the Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI

…and out & about this summer…

 Friday, July 14th at Howard’s Club H in Bowling Green, OH https://www.facebook.com/HowardsBG/ with:
Fire Garden (http://firegardenmusic.com/) &
Monstrosadus (http://www.monstrosadus.com/)

Saturday, July 15th at the Evening Star in Buffalo, NY https://www.facebook.com/EveningStarConcerts/ with:
Fire Garden (http://firegardenmusic.com/) &
Turning Virtue https://www.facebook.com/turningvirtue/

We hope to see you at one (or more) of these shows – and stay tuned for the next newsletter (destined to appear much sooner)!
Video Interviews:
If you haven’t yet had a chance, follow the link below where we’ve collected all five-parts of our interview series on the making of ‘Pretending 2 Run:’

*****Here’s where art and commerce collide:

Don’t forget to visit our website http://www.tiles-music.com for more news and don’t miss the “Resources” section for the Tiles Files Newsletter with plenty of behind-the-scenes recording activity.  Also of interest is the “Press” section with our new biography and assorted promotional materials.

Music & Merchandise

Preview songs and buy digital versions or CDs from the record company’s store at https://lasersedge.bandcamp.com/ *or…* get the CD from your favorite retailer *or…* buy directly from us at http://www.tiles-music.com/store/.

And…, check out the new P2R shirts in various styles and colors:

Be seeing you!

Tiles guitarist Chris Herin presents Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull with his very own copy of “Pretending 2 Run”. Ian makes a guest appearance on the song ‘Midwinter’ delivering one of his instantly recognizable flute solos (quite a long one too!).  Read more at http://jethrotull.com.
“Pretending 2 Run” is now available!  The diverse 96-minute, 2-disc concept album spins a dark tale of betrayal & redemption and features guest appearances from Ian Anderson, Mike & Max Portnoy, Mike Stern, Adam Holzman, Colin Edwin and others!  All copies bought through http://tiles-music.com/store/ are signed by the band…

We met up with Mike Portnoy after the recent Winery Dogs show in Detroit and he kindly agreed to say a few words about Pretending 2 Run – in print and in person! Mike and his son Max both make guest appearances (individually and together) on Stonewall and Fait Accompli.

Mike writes about Pretending 2 Run:

“Tiles have delivered another very diverse album and continue to push the boundaries of Progressive Rock. The list of special guests is amazing and I am proud to present my very first recorded drum duet with my son Max.”

And here he is live and in person – unrehearsed, improvised and in just one-take:


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