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LEVEL 10-Chapter One (Featuring Russell Allen & Mat Sinner)

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  1. labrekk

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    Can't wait to hear this!


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    LEVEL 10
    Russell Allen – Lead & Backing Vocals
    Mat Sinner – Bass & Backing Vocals
    Roland Grapow – Guitars
    Alex Beyrodt – Guitars
    Randy Black – Drums & Percussion
    Alessandro Del Vecchio - Keyboards

    Frontiers Music Srl, is pleased to announce another impactful release to kick 2015 off with a (heavy metal) bang: LEVEL 10’s debut album, “Chapter One”. Set for release in the EU on January 23rd and in North America on January 27th, the album features 12 songs performed in a true Metal style, with a distinctly contemporary edge.

    LEVEL 10 was born out of a collaboration between American powerhouse singer Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X, ADRENALINE MOB, ALLEN LANDE) and the iconic German producer/bassist Mat Sinner (PRIMAL FEAR, SINNER). The pair met a few times during the years and swore to each other to find the time to work together. That occasion finally came about when Frontiers President, Serafino Perugino managed to connect with the two and get them committed to the creation of a new Metal album which could meld the more contemporary and aggro sound of Adrenaline Mob with the more traditional European Power Metal assault of Primal Fear.

    Sinner quickly put together a killer lineup for the album, including his Primal Fear cohorts Randy Black (on drums) and Alex Beyrodt (on guitar) and called Roland Grapow (ex-Helloween) and Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, Voodoo Circle) to complete the lineup on lead guitar and keyboards respectively. On the songwriting side – besides the band members – the album also sees contributions from Magnus Karlsson, Carsten Schulz, Sander Gommans and Amanda Somerville.

    While the actual recording took a long time due to the “day job” commitments from the various musicians involved in this release, the result is an outstanding and super heavy – yet infectiously melodic - album! With Allen’s over-the-top vocals and a powerful lineup second to none, the resulting album is – from start to finish a true delight for all heavy metal fans!

    “The target was to write and record a traditional and powerful heavy rock album with some of the best players in this genre” says Sinner. “The result is just amazing. Russell’s voice is in a fantastic shape, kick ass songs and I’m really proud of the album!”.

    Russell Allen concludes: “When Mat and I met many moons ago we became fast friends. He's a great talent and a great guy. We had talked about working together in some way and it took shape in the form of level 10. I'm very excited for the world to finally hear this great record!”

     
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    Instant buy for me.
     
  3. Purveyor Of Evil

    Purveyor Of Evil Heavy Metal, INC.

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  4. Azrael LenGraden

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    Everything I hoped it would sound like.... Looking forward to this...
     
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    Yep. And it looks like we'll get more "melodic Russ" than "angry Russ" in Level 10 from these clips, so all good for me.

    Guillaume
     
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    Wow, I'm getting a nice '80s-Sabbath vibe from this. Sounds fantastic!
     
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    Was gonna post this, but now that you mention it, absofuckinglytely!!!
     
  8. labrekk

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    Just noticed there is a mistake in Russell's name in the artwork. There is just one "L" for Russell. Weird. I imagine this will be corrected before the album is out?

    EDIT: It has been corrected. Click below, I can't make it appear in this post after a few tries...

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    This sounds very cool. I was a little hesitant when I read that they were attempting to combine the styles of Adrenaline Mob and Primal Fear. However, the last clip of the bunch is the one that comes closest to resembling Adrenaline Mob stylistically, and even that sounds better than any original output by that band. I'm certainly interested in hearing more from these guys.


    Stay metal. Never rust.
    Albert
     
  10. J-Dubya 777

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    Yep, great lineup, and this sounds kickass!

    Instant buy
     
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    Sounds bloody good....also looking forward to another project with Russell out next year which has Joel Hoekstra, Vinny Appice, Tony Franklin and Derek Sherinian
     
  12. J-Dubya 777

    J-Dubya 777 It NEVER ends

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    THAT sounds do-able as well!:kickass:
     
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    Clips of all songs available here...

    EDIT: Clip links were broken when this was originally posted. Links have been fixed now...
     
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    I really like what I have heard from this album...
     

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