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December 5, 2006

Frontiers Records is immensely proud to officially announce the signing of NIGHT RANGER for the release of their brand new studio album “Hole in the Sun”!

Like no other band formed in the ’80s, NIGHT RANGER has both epitomized and transcended the sound and style of that decade. Since original members Jack Blades, Jeff Watson, Kelly Keagy and Brad Gillis reunited in 1996, they have brought their guitar-crunching, melodic brand of hard rock into the 21st century with unparalleled talent, energy and creativity.

NIGHT RANGER left an indelible mark with a string of best-selling albums that sold more than 16 million copies worldwide. The band’s popularity was fueled by an impressive string of instantly recognizable hit singles and signature album tracks, including “Sister Christian,” “(You Can Still) Rock In America,” “When You Close Your Eyes,” “Sentimental Street,” “Goodbye” and “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me.” Harnessing the frenetic drive of heavy metal to hook-laden rockers, a stunning twin lead guitar team, and melodious, radio-friendly power ballads, NIGHT RANGER inspired new descriptive phrases such as “melodic metal” and “metal power pop,” and became the standard-bearer of a new sound.

Following a seven-year absence, NIGHT RANGER reunited in 1996 for a World tour. The overwhelming response proved the continued love for the music and the band. That year also garnered the Ron Nevison produced album “Neverland”, featuring the radio friendly single “Forever All Over Again.” In 1997, the three-time Oscar-nominated film “Boogie Nights” spotlighted “Sister Christian” as one of the songs that defined the previous decade. Also that year, the band released “Seven”, a studio album that helped set the standard for the ’80s rock revival.

Since then NIGHT RANGER members have been busy individually in several solo projects, while the band kept active touring across the USA and Japan. Writing and recording sessions for a brand new studio album started at the end of 2005, with progresses in between the busy schedules of the band members. “I can’t believe it is almost 2007!” admits bass player and singer Jack Blades “Most of the songs were written at the end of 2005 and recording happened at my Barn Studio (The Cock and Bottle studio) and Jeff’s studio (Camp Watson)”.

“I think you just keep making records and writing the songs that are in your heart”, continues Blades. “As long as we continue to write and record with passion and integrity, (which we have done) I believe the fans will enjoy the ride. I personally am very proud of all the records Night Ranger has made over the 20 plus years of our career. This record reflects the years of touring so it rocks pretty hard. It also speaks to where the band is musically in 2006. Lots of split vocals and dual guitars”.

With song titles as “There is Life”, “Tell your Vision”, “Drama Queen”, “Rock Star”, “White Knuckle Ride” and “Whatever Happened” NIGHT RANGER music and attitude has now come full circle. “Great melodies, blazing guitars and fun crazy rocking live shows…it is all we know how to do”, admits Blades. We know we all can look forward to the release of “Hole in the Sun” during the spring of 2007!

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