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I really don't think she is that bad tbh ...'Crossfire' especially was a terrific album. 

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10 hours ago, Jez said:

I really don't think she is that bad tbh ...'Crossfire' especially was a terrific album. 

It was. But it had great songwriting and producing. Something we can't say of anything released under her name since then.

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New video for 'Lights Of Japan'.

From Frontiers:

Norwegian melodic rock queen ISSA is back with her seventh studio album, “Lights Of Japan” on January 20, 2023.

A ‘rebirth’ of sorts, fans can expect to hear a revitalized and inspired artist who is evolving her sound, while also staying true to her roots. That being said, sonically, this latest album from ISSA lands somewhere between her revered debut album “Signs of Angels” and 2018's well received “Run With The Pack”, which makes "Lights Of Japan" one of the talented singer's absolute best albums thus far.

As fans have come to expect with this absolutely fabulous vocalist, "Lights Of Japan" is a truly gorgeous slab of melodic rock majesty. Huge vocals? Check. Soaring, beautiful melodies? Check. Hooks galore? Check.

For "Lights Of Japan", Issa worked with producer Michele Guaitoli, who has produced albums by Visions Of Atlantis, Kalidia, SheWolf, and many more, and is also the vocalist for Visions Of Atlantis, Temperance, and ERA. Guaitoli also played guitars and bass on the album as well as contributing to the songwriting on two tracks. For the bulk of the album's songwriting, Issa's husband James Martin and his brother Tom, both former members of UK melodic rockers VEGA, contributed their immense talents.

ISSA’s musical growth over the years has been tremendous to hear and watch and fans will reap the rewards with “Lights Of Japan,” another gem in her crown."Lights Of Japan"

Tracklisting:
1. Live Again
2. Lights Of Japan
3. Seize The Day
4. Stop The Rain
5. Moon Of Love
6. Chains Of Love
7. Fight To Survive
8. It's Over
9. I'll Give You My Heart
10. Shadow To The Light
11. I'll Be Waiting

Line-Up:
Issa Oversveen - Vocals
Michele Guaitoli - Guitars, Bass
Marco Pastorino - Rhythm guitar
James Martin - Keyboards
Marco Andreetto - Drums

Giovanni Barbetta - Saxophone in 'Moon Of Love'
Guitar solos for Live Again, Lights Of Japan, Fight To Survive, It’s Over, Seize The Day by Robby Luckets
Guitar solos for Stop The Rain, Chains, Shadow To The Light, I’ll Be Waiting by Michele Guaitoli
Guitar solo for I’ll Give You My Heart by John Mitchell

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Stefan said:

For the bulk of the album's songwriting, Issa's husband James Martin and his brother Tom, both former members of UK melodic rockers VEGA, contributed their immense talents.

I was wondering if this was the case. Both songs sound very nice.

BUT, both former members of Vega? What? When did that happen? Have Vega broken up, or have these guys just left the band? Either way, probably same end result anyway. What a bummer. 

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14 minutes ago, Geoff said:

I was wondering if this was the case. Both songs sound very nice.

BUT, both former members of Vega? What? When did that happen? Have Vega broken up, or have these guys just left the band? Either way, probably same end result anyway. What a bummer. 

they've gone but I think they intended to still contribute songs, just not play / tour.

Singer wrote the lyrics I think 

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On 10/13/2022 at 4:55 AM, Stefan said:

More groundbreaking details (i.e. ADV handling everything) to come...

Or not?

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5 minutes ago, Glen said:

they've gone but I think they intended to still contribute songs, just not play / tour.

Singer wrote the lyrics I think 

Wow, massive news. I guess the main thing, for me, is that they still contribute to the songwriting. Workman is excellent, but the combination is what made Vega Vega. Otherwise, essentially, I guess it’d just be like Kick again. Which was still pretty cool anyway. 

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