Hungarian female fronted metallers ANN MY GUARD have signed a record deal with German based label Rock’N’Growl Records. The band’s forthcoming second album ‘Ourania‘ to be released worldwide as CD and digital on January 13, 2017.
Singer Eszter Anna Baumann says: “It’s a great honor to be a part of Rock’N’Growl Records. Our album couldn’t be in better hands than Axel’s. I’ve been following his company/label for many years and I know that he’s very professional in managing and promoting his bands. I am sure that our collaboration will help Ann my Guard to reach more fans internationally. This is a huge step for the band and we are really excited about the future.”
Axel of Rock’N’Growl adds: “We are proud to welcome ANN MY GUARD to the Rock’N’Growl family! This band is really dedicated and hard working. That’s what it makes to get them on our roster.”
About OURANIA: “I wanted to make a record that fully represents what Ann my Guard is: I really like mixing the ethereal feminine vocals with heavy guitar riffs and dark melodies. I like contrasts. Moreover, I love to use mythical metaphors: while on the debut record, Innocence Descent I used the Moon representing the maturing of a woman, by Ourania I expressed more universal themes. As the lyrics of Asteria say: I just want to elevate you, underneath my starlit sky, I’ll be set free… The aim of rock music for me is to elevate the listeners into another dimensions, not to pull them down. I think that’s what we all need from music nowadays, right?”
The album was produced by Gabor Vari, at Black Hole Sound Studio.
5. Breathe The Sun
6. Obsidian Tears
9. The Secret
Ann My Guard is:
Eszter Anna Baumann (vocals, bass)
Krisztián Varga (guitars)
Benjamin Bárkányi (guitars)
Norbert Tobola (drums)
Ann My Guard was formed in 2007 by singer-bassist Eszter Anna Baumann. Their first EP, Cinderella’s syndrome was released in 2010. The second song from the EP, ‘Gone’, was featured on an US promotional sampler ‘Kill City series‘. Their popularity in Hungary was fast grown by the broadcasting of a report within the Hungarian X Factor, in which Ann My Guard‘s lead singer Anna had been invited to introduce the band. In the summer of 2011 they recorded their second EP: Doll Metal with rock producer Zoltan Varga at Supersize Recordings. Ann My Guard‘s first album Innocence Descent was released in April 2014 produced by Gabor Vari at Black Hole Sound. Beginning 2015 they started to work with UK-based indie label Shamanize Records. After additional mixing by Dark Moon Audio in the UK the album got mastered by Pete Maher for Shamanize Records. Ann my Guard was touring almost two months in Europe promoting the debut album.
The second album entitled Ourania will be out due on January 13, 2017 via Rock’N’Growl Records.