The long awaited debut album DARK DAYS & BRIGHT NIGHTS by the Austrian band LUNA RISE has finally arrived. The album is played out on a contrasting balance of opposites. Light and dark, day and night, soft and loud are all present as well as represented in the Yin-Yang-shaped fusion of the moon and sun on the cover artwork. The 12 songs are also equally divided into those that are associated with the DARK DAYS and those associated with the BRIGHT NIGHTS.
Allthough Electro WOW is focused on electronic music, this record is worth to have a listen in every single way. The dark and emotional Parts reminds to 90’s Gothic Rock Stars such as HIM, but this is not an Ripp-Off. Luna Rise is for all of those who like melodic, emotional, dark rock and not just only fort hem!
DARK DAYS & BRIGHT NIGHTS, is an absolutely stunning, mature album. It covers lots of ground – from dark rock to hook-laden, heavy gothic grooves and straight down the road melodic rock, that easily outshine the best hooks on the band’s previous works – and each new note is easily taken in stride. The production is perfect for the material – showcasing Andy Earth’s scream-tinged riffs and Chris Divine’s all-encompassing vocals while managing to stay loose and natural, and not forced or clinical as some major-label releases.
LUNA RISE take huge pains in transforming their sound between dark and bright here, as they broaden their musical horizons and overall spectrum. A lot of quality studio sounds come out of this very song-heavy, deep album that has tons to offer in terms of mood-inducing soundscapes. Interestingly, many of the songs contain unique bridges, breakdowns and transitions from moment to moment. In that way, it’s quite an ambitious recording. They even find the time to completely transform a cover of the 1984 Ultravox song, “Dancing With Tears In My Eyes”. But they do much more than that!
The album opens with the otherworldly metal pumeling of “Demons Inside” and continues to captivate the listener through furious mind bending rockers like “RZRKT”, “Silent Screams”, “Worshippin’ Shadows” and “In Your Arms”. Throughout, this album delivers undeniably great music. It’s thoughtful, stirring and personal, with guitar parts you can easily get lost in, and when LUNA RISE slow it down a little they become much more than mesmerizing. As on tracks such as “The Secret In You” and “The Anthem Of The Night”. But it is when they totally open the faucets of creativity that the band truly excels. This happens frequently, and more precisely on “For A Reason”, and “Silent Screams”.
DARK DAYS & BRIGHT NIGHTS is so much more than just an album of great rock songs or stunning instrumental performances. It is more than the ominous blend of crunching guitar riffs, the arpeggiated solos and the soaring vocal melodies and bass-lines. Jarring and alluring at the same time, it is the intricate layers of sound that enter and exit at will, as well as the really complex, engaging hooks that penetrate your subconscious as each song moves through its intrinsic contrasts.
DARK DAYS & BRIGHT NIGHTS is a powerful piece of music, complete with head-banging guitar riffs and electronic keyboard soundscapes with melodic but muscular lead vocals. But what’s unique and excellent about LUNA RISE is how they write and perform actual melodies, and their ability to mix in a variety of volumes, tempos and textures. The album is a vigorous, empowering, never-stopping set of rock tracks that hits you fast and hard. It feels so epic when you listen through the tracks. Though it displays pure power DARK DAYS & BRIGHTNIGHTS shows the band’s dynamic ability to use soft and smooth all the way through to angry and loud!
Rhett Daneka: Soaring Through Life From Aviation To Rock Music
Born and raised in Baytown, Texas, Rhett Daneka initially started college at Texas Tech after graduating from Robert E. Lee High School in 1986. However, his interest in aviation led him to overcome financial challenges to pursue his dreams.
Within less than five years, Rhett earned his ATP and became a Gold-Seal Flight Instructor, eventually becoming Chief Flight Instructor at Hooks Airport. Later, he dedicated himself to piloting an Air Ambulance, rescuing premature infants from small towns, and transporting them to top neonatal hospitals.
In the early 2000s, Rhett transitioned to self-employment, discovering a passion for singing. After a decade-long hiatus from music, Rhett reignited his enthusiasm in 2020, assembling a top-tier team of musicians, producers, a renowned studio, and a vocal coach to fulfill his creative ambitions.
Nowadays, Rhett Daneka is fronting Daneka Nation, his musical project. The band has released six singles since January 2021 and is now busy making more music for people everywhere.
Listen to his most recent track, “Fight Song,” on Spotify, which has garnered over 300,000 streams so far.
Undoubtedly, the lyrics of “Fight Song” convey a message of empowerment, resilience, and determination, highlighting the strength to beat the odds and follow one’s goals. Besides, this tune exists with the purpose of keeping your spirits high.
Somehow, it’s necessary to listen to the guitar chords and passionate vocals behind this rockish track to rise up stronger and not let problems defeat us. Indeed, Friedrich Nietzsche’s wisdom holds weight: “Without music, life would be a mistake.”
In short, Rhett’s journey from a pilot to the stage shows that perseverance can make your dreams come true, no matter when you start.
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Samantha LaPorta Delivers Pop-Rock Anthem “Lies Are Your Truth”
Hold onto your seats, because Samantha LaPorta is back in action with a fresh Pop-Rock anthem, “Lies Are Your Truth.” It’s incredible how she channels the vibes of Paramore and Evanescence with an explosive energy that will give you goosebumps.
Besides haunting melodies, the American singer-songwriter explores the twisted world of manipulation, immersing listeners in the emotional turmoil of being deceived.
In true “Fight Club” fashion, “Lies Are Your Truth” mirrors the mind games of the cult classic. Similar to the movie, this song gives you a choice: either you’re trapped in someone’s manipulative web, or you’re the one in control, avoiding the truth right in front of you.
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By the same token, you won’t be able to resist getting lost in her emotionally charged vocals and powerful arrangement. Not to mention, this single is truly a treat for fans of Alternative and Pop-Rock music.
With pounding drums and fuzzy guitar riffs in tow, the lyrics pierce the soul. Plus, her unfiltered verve ignites an incandescent spark of passion in the atmosphere.
Naturally, crafting a signature sound is a process which requires time, but it’s evident that nowadays Samantha LaPorta has already mastered the art of standing out from the crowd.
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Steve Major’s Powerful Visuals Reflect Ongoing Crisis In Ukraine
The incredible new music video for “TORN” by Steve Major reflects the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. You will want to experience this masterpiece that will leave a lasting impression on your heart and mind.
Even though he’s a Canadian artist, this song means a lot to him. It’s really personal because he used to live in Ukraine like a local and has friends there too.
With “TORN,” he directly speaks to those who have experienced feelings of helplessness. It reminds everyone they are not alone, especially when facing tough challenges.
The lyrics of this song are centered around a sense of understanding and kindness. It’s like a call to everyone, inspiring us all to unite and crave peace worldwide.
The distorted guitars, heavy drums, and intense vocals hit you in the gut, and it’s freakin’ awesome!
But it’s not just about the adrenaline rush; it’s the sense of liberation and the opportunity to express oneself authentically. Fortunately, Steve Major complies with all the quality parameters.