OUT OF THIS WORLD – Supergroup inks deal with ATOMIC FIRE RECORDS !
What makes a song a good song? Craft? Passion? Production? Chemistry? On their soaring, self-titled debut, melodic hard rock supergroup OUT OF THIS WORLD skillfully underlines that it’s a combination of all of these things: a perfect and rare constellation when the stars are aligned correctly. Forged by Kee Marcello of EUROPE fame, vocal thunder Tommy Heart (FAIR WARNING), bassist Ken Sandin (ALIEN) and drummer Darby Todd (DEVIN TOWNSEND, GARY MOORE, THE DARKNESS), »Out Of This World« is a dream come true for everybody out there who is mourning the loss of quality melodic hard rock since forever. No wonder this record has already become a massive hit in Japan.
Today, the group is proud to announce their signing to Atomic Fire Records, who will release their self-titled debut album, including three bonus tracks as well as a seven-track bonus live album on January 14th, 2022.
“Our eponymous »Out Of This World« may sound like a hard promise to keep, but honestly, it describes it to a tee,” comments Kee Marcello.
Tommy Heart states, “After having released our first record in Japan, we are super pumped to let our music be heard from the rest of the world as well. Very happy to be a part of the Atomic Fire Records family! We are working together since only a couple of months but I can already tell, I have a great feeling about this team that understands our music and our vision so well!”
“Asked about my all-time favorite hard rock albums, I would always mention the self-titled FAIR WARNING classic from 1992, it’s a true masterpiece,” says Atomic Fire Records CEO and label manager Markus Wosgien. He adds: “And if we talk about EUROPE, I think everyone grew up with their 80’s and early 90’s classics. To be working with Kee Marcello as well as Tommy Heart now is a dream come true. Close your eyes, enjoy this beautiful album and you will feel like a lovestruck teenager again.”
To mark the occasion, OUT OF THIS WORLD also present the first single, ‘Hanging On’ alongside a lyric video. Watch it over on YouTube now, HERE !
It’s no coincidence that Marcello‘s latest endeavor bears the name of that legendary multi-platinum EUROPE album released back in 1988. “When I told people about my new project, someone suggested I call it something like Kee Marcelo’s EUROPE. But that’s terrible,” he laughs. “I hated it. Tommy suggested to call it OUT OF THIS WORLD, simple as that. Just as the BLACK SABBATH guys and Dio did with HEAVEN AND HELL.”
The same vibe, the same ear for melody, the same hooks permeate an album that was brought to life with the vigor and passion you wouldn’t exactly expect in a rock star who’s seen it all and done it all in the past forty years. “I’ve always concentrated on music, and my passion for that never changed,” he says. “I’ve never changed style; I’ve never tried to do anything I’m not doing well.”
»Out Of This World« beams with a freewheeling and overflowing sense of fun, musicianship, and togetherness. It’s an effortless flux that’s just not normally found on a debut. “You have to remember that Darby, Ken, and I go way back,” the legendary axe-man notes of his rhythm section. “We did hundreds of gigs together and are as tight as a thumbscrew. Same thing goes for Tommy and I: We clicked instantly when working together for the first time a couple of years ago. We have this almost brotherly connection. We’re literally reading each other’s minds, man. There was no stumbling block, it was all a self-playing piano.”