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Press release from Frontiers Music:

 

Frontiers Music Srl welcomes Q5 to the label!

Q5 was formed in 1983 by members of two popular Seattle bands: vocalist Jonathan K and guitarist (famous guitar tremolo inventor) Floyd Rose from The C.O.R.E. and Rick Pierce (guitar), Evan Sheeley (Bass) and Gary Thompson (drums) from TKO. Q5 released its first album, "STEEL THE LIGHT" in 1984, receiving immediate critical acclaim, and landing them tours with Twisted Sister, Y&T and Lita Ford. The success of "STEEL THE LIGHT" led them to eventually sign with Polygram/Squawk for their 1985 sophomore release "WHEN THE MIRROR CRACKS", but due to personal differences, the original lineup dissolved shortly after this release.

In 1991, Jonathan K and Rick Pierce started a new project called NIGHTSHADE with drummer Jeffrey McCormack and bassist Anthony Magnelli and released their first album, "DEAD OF NIGHT". This album was partially comprised of material that was to be the third Q5 release, and it received worldwide critical acclaim. In 2009, when Nightshade was slated to perform at the Headbangers Open Air Festivalin Germany, with Evan Sheeley on bass, the promoters asked if they would perform a second set as Q5 and the band agreed to do it. The fans response was overwhelming to say the least!

In 2014, Q5 was asked to perform at Sweden Rock Festival, a performance that the band had agreed would be a "one off" show, but at the completion of the performance, it was obvious that this was not an ending, but merely a beginning. Upon returning to Seattle, the band secured drummer Jeffrey McCormack (former Heir Apparent, Fifth Angel) again, and guitar virtuoso Dennis Turner to complete the line-up.

"STEEL THE LIGHT" continues to be discovered and gain new fans all over the world. Critics are still touting the album as a "classic" and a "must have in any metalhead's collection". Bands such as Great White [band], Wolf, October 31 and many others have covered songs from the album, and fans are writing from all corners of the globe, eagerly anticipating the next chapter in the Q5 story...That chapter begins NOW!

“We are truly honored to be with Frontiers!” says drummer Jeff McCormack! With a super strong lineup, a new label and an album slated for release in early 2016, Q5 is poised to take its rightful place in the hard rock / heavy metal history books!

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Agree with Gener8tor.

 

Great for Jeff. Super cool guy, a total music geek like the rest of us and unfortunately courtesy of Skholl Records his Screams Of Angels release did not get barely a blip of recognition!

 

Time to make a call...

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New album out July 8th.

 

 

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Tracks

 

One Night in Hellas
The Right Way
New World Order
Tear up the Night
Halfway to Hell
A Prisoner of Mind
Unrequited (A Woman of Darkness and Steel)
Just One Kiss
Fear Is the Killer
Land of the Setting Sun
A Warrior's Song
Mach Opus 206
Get Next to You (Bonus Track)

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Hmmmm wonder what direction they've taken with this one? Classic Q5 ala Steel The Light or in the Nightshde direction which started off well with Dead Of Night but slowly slowly got worse to my ears anywho :)

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Hmmmm wonder what direction they've taken with this one? Classic Q5 ala Steel The Light or in the Nightshde direction which started off well with Dead Of Night but slowly slowly got worse to my ears anywho :)

 

 

My favorite tracks are from When The Mirror Cracks.

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Hmmmm wonder what direction they've taken with this one? Classic Q5 ala Steel The Light or in the Nightshde direction which started off well with Dead Of Night but slowly slowly got worse to my ears anywho :)

 

 

My favorite tracks are from When The Mirror Cracks.

 

also a classic :)

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BREAKING NEWS: Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of the anticipated third album from Q5, entitled “New World Order” on July 8th. You can pre-order the album now on both Amazon.com:http://radi.al/NewWorldOrderAmazon and iTunes:http://radi.al/NewWorldOrderiTunes

Q5 was formed in 1983, comprised of members of two popular Seattle bands: vocalist Jonathan K and guitarist (plus famous guitar tremolo inventor) Floyd Rose from The C.O.R.E. and Rick Pierce (guitar), Evan Sheeley (bass) and Gary Thompson (drums) from TKO. The band released its first album, "Steel The Light" (on Music for Nations) in 1984, receiving immediate worldwide critical acclaim, and landing them touring spots with Twisted Sister, Y&T and Lita Ford. The success of "Steel The Light" led them to eventually sign with Polygram/Squawk for their 1985 sophomore release, "When the Mirror Cracks". Due to personal differences, the original lineup dissolved shortly after this release.

In 2014, Q5 was asked to perform at Sweden Rock Festival, a performance that the band had agreed would be a "one off" show, but at the completion of the performance, it was obvious that this was not an ending, but merely a beginning. Upon returning to Seattle, The band secured drummer Jeffrey McCormack (former Heir Apparent, Fifth Angel) and guitarist Kendall Bechtel (former Fifth Angel) and began rehearsing formally as "Q5". The band's relaunch debuted at the ROCK You To HELL Festival in Athens, Greece followed by a headlining performance in Cyprus. The band then returned to Seattle to begin work on music for a new album. Kendall Bechtel, however, was unable to stay with the band due to personal reasons, so the band secured guitar virtuoso Dennis Turner to complete the lineup.

So, while the band’s debut album, "Steel The Light " continues to grow in popularity all over the world, the fans are writing from all corners of the globe, eagerly inquiring about the next chapter in the Q5 story. That chapter begins NOW. With their new lineup solidified, and a new album slated for release, Q5 is poised to take its rightful place again in the hard rock/heavy metal hierarchy!

 

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