Wild Rose say goodbye to the late David Antonio Saylor who passed away yesterday: "With tears in our eyes and with great sadness we would like to inform you that the singer of our two albums "Dangerous" and "Hit 'N' Run" David Antonio Saylor has passed away this morning.
We will always remember him as a friend, a great person and voice he was.... Deep condolences to his family, hope his soul will rest in peace... R.I.P. Brother we will always remember you... https://youtu.be/bhlO4MzcxrI
Andy, George, Haris, John, Dimos, Phil, Panos, Chris"
Melodic hard rockers from Thessaloniki, Wild Rose, will be the headliners of the first day at this year’s Sleaze’n’Roll Festival that will take place on April 7th and 8th at Modu Club. Unfortunately, the announcement came on the same day with the tragic news of the band’s ex-lead singer Antonio Saylor passing. So far Wild Rose and Swedes Toxicrose are the first two bands (and headliners) that have been confirmed for the festival. More bands are expected to be added soon, while the ticket prices are the following:
2nd day:15euros presale,18euros door
Both days:20euros only 100 tickets available
AOR Hard rockers Wild Rose from Thessaloniki, Greece will release their 4th album titled “Wild Rose 4” on May 6th via Lions Pride Music. The album will be released with three different covers that were designed by C.S.M&P Designs. “Wild Rose 4” was recorded at EVO Studios in Evosmos, except for the drums that were recorded at Stone House Studios between May and August 2015. The album was produced by Andy Rock and Wild Rose, while it was mixed at Studio Underground in Sweden by Pelle Saether and it was mastered by Dan Backman. The album will be available in Japan, Korea and Taiwan on April 20th via Avalon/Marquee Inc. including an exclusive bonus track and on May 6th worldwide via Lions Pride Music. Finally, especially for Greece the album will be released on May 13th via Steel Gallery Records and it will also be available in a limited hand numbered edition of 300 copies with two exclusive bonus tracks.
First day of the festival and unfortunately the review that follows doesn’t cover all the bands that played, but just half of them. Unfortunately, we couldn’t be at the venue earlier so that we can watch the entire bill, so we would like to apologize to the promoter and the bands, Ganzi Gun and Heart Attack, that we missed.
Andy Rock presents his first lyric video for "Don't Say Goodbye" from his forthcoming solo album "This Time" which will be out on 16 December 2016 worldwide and 9 December 2016 in Japan. Andy Rock started to play in rock bands in early 2000. The main musical influences of this Greek artist on his music and guitar play come from some of the greatest AOR bands such as Bon Jovi, Richard Marx and Michael Bolton.
In 2004, Andy Rock formed the Melodic Rock band WILD ROSE which has released four studio albums “Half Past Midnight [Best Debut Release / Newcomer of 2011 (Heavy Paradise / December 2011)], Dangerous [Wild Rose “Dangerous” hits No.1 on import sales in Japan (BURRN Magazine / June 2013)]., Hit 'N' Run [First single "Through The Night" from the album "Hit 'N' Run" hit #1 on Classic Rock Chart Week #40 and weeks #43 / #44 / #45 in 2014]", with all 3 albums being sold out from their presses and their latest album "4” which was acclaimed as album of the year 2016 by the press. During the past years, the band has played many live shows in Greece with as headliner as well as support for Talisman and at festivals such Rosewood Festival in Thessaloniki in 2011 and 2012 together with Newman and Work Of Art amongst others and they still continue their headline "4 Mediterranean Tour" to support their latest masterpiece.
The guitarist has always been composing more songs besides the ones for Wild Rose and after releasing his first solo record "Into The Night" in 2012 which hit a sold out; he is ready to release his second solo album named "This Time". Andy Rock here is in charge for all instruments except the lead vocals and the drums. He wrote all of the songs on this album except 2 tracks in which Wild Rose member Dirty Haris helped him with the lyrics and mixed and produced it at Evo Studios, Macedonia, Hellas and took on board David Saylor on vocals and Chris Siloma on backing vocals & choirs as long as ex-Wild Rose member Vaggelis Domanos on drums & percussion.