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Press release from Pride & Joy Music:


We're excited to announce the addition of Finnish Sleaze Rock band Bad Baron to our roster!

You might be tempted to assume that you’ve come across yet another Scandinavian sleaze rock band, following a path well-trodden over the past few years by bands like CRASHDÏET, Santa Cruz and Reckless Love. But you’d be wrong. Bad Baron, hailing from the metal mecca of Finland, do things a little differently.

The band's first full-length album "Ace Of Hearts" will be released on August 26th, 2022.

From their breakout debut ‘Sweet Talker,’ that hit the airwaves of national station Radio Rock in February 2021, to their latest ballad ‘Lost In The Night,’ Bad Baron have proved again and again that they can take all the best parts from the golden age of rock music, wrap them up in an exhilarating hook filled package, and fearlessly cast it out into a world that never truly stopped loving yesteryear’s rock titans.

Leading the band on vocals and bass is 2020 Voice of Finland contestant Lauri Huovinen, who cut his teeth playing in bands in the wintry northern city of Oulu. Guitarist Tommy Widdow and British keyboardist Alex Kron bring the pulsating riffs, vintage synths, and facemelting solos, while Sammy South keeps the beat with the (very) occasional drum solo. ‘I’m a massive fan of the AOR and glam metal that came out of the 80s,’ says Lauri ’Whitesnake, Journey, Mötley Crüe and so on, so it was amazing to find people who want to keep that flame burning in a time where rock musicians have to try harder than ever to cut through.’

With big looks, even bigger hooks, and more gratuitous key changes than you ever thought possible, Bad Baron set the bar just a little bit higher.

Track listing
1. Edge of Our Dreams 3:11
2. Can You Love Someone (For Just One Night) 3:15
3. Breakdown In Communication 3:47
4. Hungry 3:48
5. Rebel Heartache 4:54
6. Lights Go Out 3:57
7. Interlude 0:46
8. Our Story Isn’t Over 4:04
9. Going Down In Flames 3:20
10. Rock In The City 4:27
11. One Minute To Midnight 3:20
12. Long Road Home 3:50
13. Anthem For Rock’n’Roll 4:39


Vocals & Bass - Lauri Huovinen

Guitar - Tommy Widdow

Keys - Alex Kron

Drums - Sammy South





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Don't mind these guys at all...wish they wouldn't appear in their videos though:P they always look awkward.

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One of those bands where everything is just on the verge of being awesome. Musically really good, lots of cool parts (especially the verses) in almost all their songs, but so often there's something that misses the mark... just. 

That said, 'Sweet talker' from their EP is such a killer tune. Ridiculously infectious. 

Anyway, though there are a lot of near misses, I found a lot to really enjoy from the new album. 'Our Story Isn't Over' is great melodic rock, and I also really like 'Edge Of Our Dreams' and 'Can You Love Someone (For Just One Night)'. Though 'One Minute To Midnight' is my second favourite on the album, and a very nice cut. 

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