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BABYLON A.D. “IN THE BEGINNING” AND OTHER PERRIS RELEASES:

June 19, 2006

BABYLON A.D. “In The Beginning”
The latest release from California hard rockers Babylon A.D.The Former Arista Records recording artists offer a first look into what the industry buzz was all about when legendary music mogul Clive Davis signed them in 1989 to his label.This CD is comprised of the bands 12 song demos that eventually snagged them a record deal. The band went on to record two critically acclaim CDs. And with heavy rotation at radio and MTV, Babylon A.D. became one of Rock fans favorite acts. The CD contains what should have been sure fire hits such as ( Im no Good for You) (She likes to Give It) and (Tears) as well as nine other well done rockers which never saw the light of day until now. This is a must for have for any music collector of hard rock history.

Zan Clan “Kickz The Livin’ Shit Outta Of Stockholm City”
Sweden’s own Zan Clan are about to release their brand new live album “Kickz The Livin’ Shit Outta Of Stockholm City” via Perris Records. This album was recorded and produced by Chris Laney live at GlamFest (a tribute to the late Dave Lepard of Crashdiet) at Klubben Stockholm City on Feb 11th, 2006. “Kickz….” also features 2 brand new studio bonus tracks recorded in 2006 featuring Ryan Roxie (Slash’s Snakepit, Alice Cooper) & Marcus Jidell and a third bonus track that was recorded during the “We Are Zan Clan” sessions.

Tracy Starr “Tracy Starr”
Tracy Starr is best described as a revival of gutsy, hard hitting, tongue-in-cheek rock and roll. The band was formed in late 2002 when East Coast Music Award winners and former members of An Acoustic Sin – Daniel Dupuis and Stephen Leblanc, also ex-Exotic Gypsy, decided to leave the band to head in a different musical direction. Their aim became to write songs that were solid, as Leblanc puts it, the kind that want to make you crank the car stereo,”These songs just make you want to drive FAST!” Whether on stage or in the studio, Tracy Starr exhibits a wealth of creative energy, as exhibited in their first single Ride, which wowed listeners of online radio station Radio xXx so much that the band destroyed their opposition in voting for the weekly Unearthed award in January 2006. Tracy Starr has also had their music appear in several Extreme Sports DVD’s in their native Canada. Appropriately, their live shows leave nothing to be desired either; they are the release of pent-up artistic intensity… as well as the realization of a dream, five years in the making.

Stampede Queen “Stampede Queen”
Its been six years of Sex Drugs & Rock n Roll for Stampede Queen. Incarceration, rehabilitation, a world wide release, member split, national music festivals, international conferences, limos, jets and relocation, video shoots, television spots with a handful of press and new tattoos have all added up to one year of writing and recording their soft more self-titled CD over the Internet. You cant keep a kick ass group down. These forefathers of the New Rock Revival i.e.: Jet, The Darkness, The Living Things and Velvet Revolver have stood the test of time and are on a path of global Rock “n” Roll domination. Look out world and say Hell Yeah to Stampede Queen.

Wolfchild “Wolfchild”
The story of Wolfchild began at 2002, when Purosto, Koivusilta & Nousiainen looking for a new singer. With addition of a new vocalist/guitar player Kim Hogberg (ex-Helion, Bulldozer, etc), the band crystallize their idea of classic 70-80s hard rock style, band chemistry finally right, band began to work at their first offering,” Tales of the urban decadence”. Ep got great reviews, and number of gigs followed: from festivals to smoky bars all over Finland. Including a gig for opening Paul diAnno & The Killers, Encoremetal.com also recorded the show for a further release. 2004 the band began to work new (now sold out) release called” Toxic”. Recordings began November 2004 at Rockstar studios, with the producer Lari Takala; cd was mastered march 2005 at sound supreme by Janne Saksa. Toxic got great reviews around the world and gained great interest in record companies in Finland and U.S.A. Wolfchild decided to record their self-financed debut album with same producer Lari Takala once again behind the mixing desk. Recordings began at October 2005,cd was mastered march 2006 at sound supreme by Janne Saksa.

Starrats “Rebelution”
Starrats were formed in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2003, and began recording their debut album “Broken Halo”(released by Adrenaline Records 2004) instantly! In between recording sessions, the guys played gigs with Alice Cooper and Skid Row, which created quite a buzz in the Danish rock/metal world. With the state of music in the underground scene (..mostly Death Metal, Grindcore, NU Metal), It had been years (..if not a decade) since there had been an old school heavy Rock n Roll band, who weren”t afraid to show their musical skills, along with actually enjoying themselves on stage (..as well as off stage J)The critically acclaimed album opened a lot of doors for the foursome, as they went on to headline gigs throughout Scandinavia, as well as a high profile gig at the legendary Marquee Club in London. It also landed the band support gigs with Dokken, Freak Kitchen, Magnum, and Royal Hunt, as well as a co-headliner with Statetrooper and Million.Recordings for their yet untitled follow up (this one J) began in 2005 in between gigs, and were wrapped up in December the same year. This time around, the guys rediscovered their taste for sleazy punk-rock, and added that to their sound!

Hollywood Hairspray 6
Hollywood Hairspray 6 features new and unreleased tracks from the Perris roster such as Joker Five Speed, Starrats, Wolfchild,and a Bonus Track with Robin McAuley’s (MSG) new project Demon Angels. Also making a comeback is glam kings Mother Mercywith a new track called “Devil”s Tool”. More highlights with bands from Switerland, Italy, Australia, Germany, Sweden, and the USA.

Perris Network Cd “Volume 1”
Perris Records has started a new division called Perris Network.It is a way for musicians to promote their band and also network by doing shows nationwide.Perris Network Cd “Volume 1” features 17 bands from all over the USA including New York, California, Utah, Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Texas, Missouri & Wisconsin.The CD features tracks from The Addictions from Austin Texas and Hang Face from Norway/Hollywood.The Addictions songs have been used by A & E “Rollers Girls” reality TV show and they also appear on the A & E soundtrack CD. The Addictions cd was recorded by Stuart Sullivan (Meat Puppets, Sublime), Hangface originally from Norway now in Hollywood, California recorded their CD “Freak Show” with legendary Eddie Kramer, (Jimi Hendrix, KISS, Beatles, Led Zeppelin,Bowie, etc).The Perris Network CD will be promoted in an upcomming Metal Maniacs magazine ad.The Cd will also be distributed by Perris through Select-o-hits to major chain stores nationwide.Perris Network is soliciting USA bands for “Volume 2”. Get more info at www.perrisnetwork.com. Perris Network is planning a Network Cd for Europe. Europeon bands interested should contact Perris Network at perris@houston.rr.com

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