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Ron Coolen Rise
Aardschok 2020_02 - Rise Soundcheck.jpeg

Officially released now: RON COOLEN - RISE

Available as digital download and CD (incl. booklet) in the shop

RISE is officially released on 20 February 2020, and can be purchased from the webshop in CD and digital format.


In CD format, RISE comes with a beautiful 20 page booklet with great artwork. The CD Booklet can be pre-viewed here. In CD format RISE can ONLY be purchased online from this website, and will be shipped worldwide.

In digital format RISE can also be purchased from BandcampRISE will NOT be streaming on the major digital platforms.


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 !


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

Your order supports Jason Becker

For every RISE album sold (CD /digital), I will donate 1 USD to Jason Becker. 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

Listen to first single BIG DEVIL DATA

The first single of RISE called 'Big Devil Data' is for sale as digital download from the shop. The song features Keith St. John on vocals and Thorsten Koehne on solo guitar. The song is also available on all major streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Napster, YouTube ao.)

Very positive media response and charts entry

Over the last weeks all around the globe many news items have been published on the upcoming release of RISE. The single 'Big Devil Data' was played in various radio shows, and the first album reviews have been published. All of them really cool!

Have a look at the 'In the Media' page, where I will keep track of all publications. Many more reviews, interviews and radioshows are being prepared as we speak.

8 Editors of the leading Dutch Metal Magazine 'Aardschok' have rated RISE with an average 78/100 score, leading to a shared #3 place in the "Soundcheck" chart of new albums in the month of March. This is a huge appreciation for RISE in a list with new releases by Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch, Black Swan, Gotthard, Body Count, Allen-Olzon and many more.


To quality record stores across the world we offer the opportunity to sell the  RISE CD to their customers. For that purpose we sell "RETAIL-PACKS", consisting of 10 CD's. These can be purchased from our store. February orders will be shipped worldwide free of charge !

Sounds Record Store Venlo (NL) is the first store that sells RISE. Sounds is a very famous quality record store with a long history, with 80,000 CD's and 40,000 vinyl albums on sale.

Sell RISE in your store ? 

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