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Ron Coolen + Keith St John - Here to Stay album cover
Ron Coolen + Keith St John - Shake me to the floor (feat. Joey Concepcion)  on streaming platforms
Ron Coolen + Keith St John - Shake me to the floor (feat. Joey Concepcion) on streaming platforms
Artwork Heavy Metal Till I'm Dead
Ron Coolen - Rise album
Ron Coolen - Too late to Surrender (feat. Keith St. John & Johannes Persson) cover art
Ron Coolen - Paradise (feat. Keith St. John & Daniël Verberk) Cover Art
Aardschok 2020_02 - Rise Soundcheck (1).
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New album 'HERE TO STAY' out 1 December 2023

The new album 'HERE TO STAY' will be released on 1 December in CD, digital and streaming format. The album is co-written with Keith St John and features a range of world class guest guitarists like Christopher Amott, Gus G., Timo Somers, Joey Concepcion, Per Nilsson, George Lynch and Satchel. 

Click HERE to PRE-ORDER the CD that includes 3 bonus tracks!

Click HERE to listen to audio samples of all the songs on HERE TO STAY

Click HERE to Pre-save 'HERE TO STAY' to your favorite streaming platform.


New single 'Shake me to the floor' now streaming!

The new single 'Shake me to the floor' is now streaming on all major platforms. Click HERE to play the song on your favorite platform, or click HERE to buy the song directly from the webshop.

'Shake me to the floor' is co-written with singer Keith St John  and features Joey Concepcion, on lead guitar.  The song is a heartfelt tribute to the legendary Eddie Van Halen, an iconic legend who has inspired countless rock musicians. 

Both Keith and I poured our mutual fascination for Eddie van Halen into every note!

The mastering was done by Svante Forsbäck (ao Rammstein, Volbeat), and the mixing by Hans Pieters, who produced the RISE album back in 2020.  The beautiful artwork was created by Gustavo Sazes.


This is the second single taken from the upcoming new album 'HERE TO STAY' which is expected to release mid November.

'Heavy Metal Till I'm Dead' video & streaming !

The videoclip for 'Heavy Metal Till I'm Dead' was filmed on locations in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Paris and the Netherlands. The editing was done by Keith St John. 

As of May 5 the new single 'Heavy Metal Till I'm Dead' is streaming on all major platforms. The song will be featured on the next album, expected in the fall of 2023. 

'Heavy Metal Till I'm Dead'  is co-written with singer Keith St John, and features Joey Concepcion, who laid down some spectacular guitar solos.

The mastering was done by Svante Forsbäck , mixing by Hans Pieters, and artwork by Gustavo Sazes.

If you want to help promote 'Heavy Metal Till I'm Dead', then click HERE and download a kit of images and videos, which you can use for your social media posts and stories


'Heavy Metal Till I'm Dead' merchandise for sale!

New 'Heavy Metal Till I'm Dead' merchandise is now available in the WEBSHOP. Check out the great T-Shirts and Hoodies with the 'skull-cross' print on it!

And of course is the 'Heavy Metal Till I'm Dead' song for sale as a digital download HERE!

RISE album in CD and streaming format

RISE is streaming on all major platforms!  Click this link to play RISE on your favorite streaming service!

RISE features 12 amazing guest musiciansGeorge 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

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 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.


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.



Ron Coolen in the media


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. Read all about it on the 'In the Media' page.

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