New single & album on the way!
January 2023: Only 3 years after the release of RISE, there's a new single + album on the way. Ron has further intensified his cooperation with world class singer KEITH ST. JOHN, and again some world class guitarists are firing their best solos ever on this new record. The single 'Heavy Metal 'til I'm Dead' is expected to release in March '23, and the full album is expected around summer. Subscribe to the newsletter (below!) if you want to be the first to hear all the news about the new album!
RISE album now streaming on all platforms
RISE is now released on all streaming platforms! Click this link to play RISE on your favorite streaming service!
Of course RISE is still available in CD/Digital format from the webshop!
RISE features 12 amazing guest musicians: George Lynch, Keith St. John, Christopher Amott, Göran Edman, Joey Concepcion, Thorsten Koehne, Stéphan Forté, Johannes Persson, Chris Clancy, Daniël Verberk, Steve Lamb and Sam Walters
2 singles with videoclips!
'Too late to Surrender' (feat. Keith St. John and Johannes Persson) was released as the 4th single from the RISE album on October 1, 2020. The song is dedicated to the victims of the worst mass shooting in USA's history. It happened at the Route 91 Festival in Vegas, on October 1 exactly 3 years ago!
Paradise' (feat. Keith St. John and Daniël Verberk) was released as the 3rd single from RISE on August 1, 2020. The song is dedicated to the victims of the terrible 2018 Camp Fire in Paradise, California.
The cover art of RISE was designed by Jor Art Designs. The artwork of all 5 singles was designed by Gustavo Sazes, known for his work for Arch Enemy, Machine Head, Kamelot, Firewind, Gus G. and James LaBrie.
RISE can be purchased from the webshop in CD and digital format
The CD comes with a beautiful 20 page booklet with great artwork and will be shipped worldwide. The CD Booklet can be pre-viewed here.
Also, DELUXE CD packages are available including signed cards, guitar picks and signed CD's.
In addition to the webshop, RISE is also available on Bandcamp (CD/Digital), Bol.com (NL/Bel), and eBay (both CD format)
RISE contains 12 tracks in the best style of classic hard rock and heavy metal, with some prog and thrash here and there. Listen to sound samples from the tracklist or on Bandcamp!
RISE features a range of fantastic guest musicians and I am so grateful to have these guys on my album: George Lynch, Keith St. John, Christopher Amott, Göran Edman, Joey Concepcion, Thorsten Koehne, Stéphan Forté, Johannes Persson, Chris Clancy, Daniël Verberk, Steve Lamb and Sam Walters
Buy RISE and Support Jason Becker
For every RISE album sold (CD /digital), I will donate 1 USD to Jason Becker. And from all streaming royalties I donate 10%.
Jason is suffering from ALS since 1990 and needs continuous financial support to pay for his medical bills. Jason has been a huge inspiration to me since I first heard the Perpetual Burn album in 1987. Find out more about Jason Becker on the Jason Becker Charity page
Global media attention for RISE
All around the globe the media are publishing on the release of RISE. Countless album reviews have been published, all of them unanimously positive! The singles 'Big Devil Data' and 'Sin City' received thousands of airplays on radio shows. Interviews for online and offline media and podcasts were published, and many more to come. On the 'In the Media' page, I keep track of all publications.
Ron Coolen - RC Music