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From Frontiers:

BREAKING NEWS: Frontiers has had an ongoing successful working relationship with the one and only Jeff Scott Soto for many years now, so when JSS put a band in front of them and told them they HAD TO HEAR IT, they turned up the volume, leaned back, and awaited what would soon wash over their ears. What immediately stood out was the way the singer had such a commanding presence of the hard rock songs that were being performed. So, a conversation was started and a deal has been struck. Frontiers Music Srl is now very pleased to introduce the world to ANIMAL DRIVE, a young and driven hard rock band founded in Zagreb, Croatia in 2012 by singer Dino Jelusic, who is the primary writer and driving force behind the band's sound. Dino was chosen by the late, great Paul O'Neill to tour as a featured vocalist on Trans-Siberian Orchestra's most recent U.S. tour, which is how he crossed paths with Soto and which would ultimately lead to them becoming labelmates.

ANIMAL DRIVE's line-up is completed by guitarists Ivan Keller and Alen Luke (who unleash a ferocious twin guitar attack on the listener), Damjan Milekovic on bass, and Adrian Boric on drums. Influenced by legendary bands such as Whitesnake/David Coverdale and SKID ROW with progressive rock and metal elements from Dream Theater thrown in the mix, Animal Drive take their listeners on a wild ride of hard rock bombast.
Dino says: "I am more than delighted and excited to be part of Frontiers' machine, the label that Animal Drive's music can relate to in so many aspects, from classic rock, progressive metal, heavy metal, hard rock... Our music contains everything that Frontiers holds right now, and some of the bands that are our biggest influences are signed to the label, which makes us even more excited. Can't wait to share material we have been working on for almost a year now, and can't wait to kick ass!"

The band's debut album is expected to be released in late 2017/ early 2018 with a tour in support of the release to follow.

 

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Mixed thoughts on the write-up, but they look cool enough, if nothing else.

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Not bad,one to keep and eye on,you can most definately hear their influences :)

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From Frontiers:

Animal Drive "BITE!" coming February 23, 2018! Highly recommended for fans of newer hard rock like Crazy Lixx, Santa Cruz, Steel Panther, etc. and the heavier, darker classics like Skid Row, L.A. Guns, and Motley Crue with touches of Dream Theater progressive rock thrown in the mix.

 

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That first track sounded pretty good, look forward to hearing more from these guys

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I like it, not your typical song structure.  During some parts the vocalist reminded me a little of Mats Leven while the guitarist has a somewhat similar playing style to Zakk Wylde.  

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Yeah liking this also,not my usual cuppa tea but its getting my attention,agree with the Zakk Wylde isms :)

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New song. Great sounding stuff.

 

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They remind me of Dynazty.

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Like everything i've heard so far, love the guitar sound this guy gets,sweet...

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More good stuff.

 

 

 

 

 

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Everybody's got a full head of hair in that band, I'm envious.

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Good album and their singer does a nice job on this acoustic version of "Miles Away" with Kip Winger

 

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New video.

 

 

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