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Pride & Joy Music Announces Three February 19th releases – Crystallion, Natural Born Machine, and Siggi Schwarz

Pride & Joy Music Announces Three February 19th releases – Crystallion, Natural Born Machine, and Siggi Schwarz


Pride & Joy Music Announces Three February 19th releases – Crystallion, Natural Born Machine, and Siggi Schwarz

Pride & Joy Music has announced three new releases for Febraury 19th! Crystallion, Natural Born Machine, and Siggi Schwarz information starts now…

Heads Or Tails
Pride & Joy Music

Germany based Heavy Metal band CRYSTALLION was founded in 2003 by bassist Steve Hall and drummer Martin Herzinger. On their first two album releases, A Dark Enchanted Crystal Night and Hattin, they offered a bombastic Metal sound with obvious influences from which came from groups like Rhapsody, Helloween or Dragonforce. Powerful riffs and hooks here met with elaborated songwriting and stirring melodies. Both releases were very well received by their permanently growing fanbase. Numerous live gigs and festival appearances in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic with bands such as Bonfire and Running Wild amongst others followed.

With the release of the album Hundred Days (2009), CRYSTALLION moved away from their double-bass orientated songwriting over to rather Heavy & Hard Rock colored songs – without losing their own roots. In 2012, the Bavarians played the Metal-Fest at the prestigious Lorely venue together with other artists like Megadeth, Powerwolf, and Edguy. The group’s fourth studio album Killer saw the light of day in the beginning of 2013 and continued to follow the Heavy & Hard Rock paths.

A demo with four brand new tracks was sent to Pride & Joy Music in July 2018 and resulted in a new record deal for the band with this German Metal label. Unfortunately, singer Thomas Strübler soon afterwards, in May 2019, decided to leave the band after being a member for 15 years. His successor was found in female singer Kristina Berchtold. In Summer 2019, some festival appearances with Berchtold as frontwoman followed and included the Free & Easy Festival in Munich (with Queensryche and Rose Tattoo) and the Trveheim Festival in Munich with Riot V and Stormwitch. After a long break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CRYSTALLION returned onto stage in October 2020 at the Rockokfest in Landshut, Germany.

With Munich powerhouse singer Bertchold on the micro, the quartet now has managed to leave all Power Metal clichés behind and to start the work on their new album Heads Or Tails with fresh breath. This release will lead the way for CRYSTALLION and be finally available in stores from February 19th, 2020. Since July 2019, the experienced and versatile guitar player Werner Hießl from Linz, Austria is part of the line-up.

The album Heads Or Tails was produced by CRYSTALLION, engineered & mixed by Mario Lochert at SeriousBlack Studios and mastered by Jan Vacik at Dreamsound Studios. The artwork comes from Martin Herzinger at Venusworksmedia.

CRYSTALLION is: Steve Hall (Bass), Martin Herzinger (Drums), Kristina Berchtold (Vocals), Werner Hießl (Guitar)

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Natural Born Machine

Natural Born Machine
Pride & Joy Music

NATURAL BORN MACHINE is a new international Melodic Heavy Rock band founded in 2019 by bassist & composer Alberto Rigoni (solo, BAD As, Vivaldi Metal Project etc.) which features Pink Cream 69 singer David Readman, guitarist Alessio “Lex” Tricarico (BAD AS) and drummer Denis “Denzy” Novello (Ardityon) in the line-up.

The album was recorded and mixed at AR Studio in Treviso, Italy and mixed and mastered by Alberto Rigoni. A lyric video for the track New Future and a full video for Moonchild will be released upfront to the album; both tracks will be available as singles and instant grats as well. The artwork was designed by Andreas Ballnus (Disorderly Design).

Human will be released by Pride & Joy Music on February 19th 2021.

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Siggi Schwarz

Siggi Schwarz
The Fire Inside
Siggi Schwarz Music/ Pride & Joy Music

The German guitar legend Siggi Schwarz proudly presents 15 original and powerful Rock Songs on his new 11th Album. These songs are straightforward, melodic, raw and basically badass American! With nothing but Vocals, Guitar, Bass and Drums he takes us back to the roots of ROCK! For the true and strong feeling of live-rock with a fantastic groove the basic tracks were recorded together live in the studio. The new Songs from Schwarz are fresh and a new awakening of the legendary late 70s and 80s Rock era.

All songs on The Fire Inside were co-written and co-produced by native New Yorker and U.S. Army Veteran, Dave Schaefer who was stationed in Grafenwoehr, Germany where ELVIS also just so happened to be stationed. His native american (Cherokee) blood and temperament can be felt and heard through his strong and expressive Vocals as well as with his clever lyrics and catchy, sing-along Hooklines.

With his Guitar, Siggi Schwarz delivers an enormous spectrum of his undeniable talent. During his exceptional Music career he has teamed up in the studio and on stage with notorious Guitar Heroes such as Michael Schenker (ex Scorpions, UFO), Steve Lukather (TOTO), Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), Geoff Whitehorn (Roger Chapman, Procol Harum), Leslie West (Mountain) and Billy Gibbons (ZZ TOP).

In 2011 Schwarz released a phenomenal Tribute Album for legendary guitarist Gary Moore, who had passed away the same year, with the participation of ex-Gary Moore and Whitesnake bassist Neil Murray, as well as Toto’s Steve Lukather.

In addition to this Siggi Schwarz also produced the Michael Schenker Group albums In the Midst of Beauty in 2008 and Tales of Rock n’ Roll in 2005, which reached global charts. For several years, Siggi Schwarz was a congenial guitar partner of Michael Schenker where they joined forces for several concerts and three additional albums.

Thoughout his long and notable Rock n‘ Roll journey Siggi Schwarz has regularly been the opening act for rock legends such as Bryan Adams, Santana, The Who, Foreigner, The Scorpions and ZZ TOP.

THE FIRE INSIDE” rocks from the first to the last track – Siggi Schwarz and his band let the inner fire of passion burn and flare up in every note and every chord.


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