Dedicated to the victims of the Tsunami and
Earthquake that struck Japan in March 2011.
All artists and composers as well the
record label and publishing company are
donating their profits from the material
included to the victims in hope of a better
world. All profits will be donated to the
Japan Red Cross.
We thank all involved for taking the time to
give a little back to those that have lost
so much in the aftermath of devastation in
Japan. The response was simply overwhelming
and we are proud to present this double CD
28 track album featuring many of the most
popular acts on the Lion Music roster, along
with some extra special guests.
All artists that appear on this benefit
album have in most cases written and
recorded their songs especially for ‘Embrace
The Sun’, and in a number of cases these
tracks represent the first recorded output
with new band line-ups i.e. Ashent
(new vocalist Titta Tani), Astra (new
vocalist Andrea Casali), Venturia
(new vocalist Florine Acquisto and drummer
Frédéric Marchal) and Iron Mask (new
vocalist Carsten ‘Lizard’ Schulz and drummer
Milan Polak is joined by some special
guests in guitarists Peter Lesperance
(Harem Scarem) and Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal
(Guns N’ Roses, whilst Kip Winger
(Winger) performs bass guitar and drums come
courtesy of Dennis Leeflang (Bumblefoot
/ Lita Ford) for the track ‘End Of Time’
which is completed by background vocals from
Harry Hess (Harem Scarem).
The album also showcases some home-grown
Japanese talent in new label signing,
progressive rockers Early Cross,
whilst the direct influence of the aftermath
in Japan can be heard on Jennifer Batten’s
track ‘Sakura Season’ was written after her
visit to the country in April 2011.
Virtuoso guitarists unite for the closing
title track which sees solos from Milan
Polak, Francesco Fareri,
Daniel Palmqvist (ex The Murder Of My
Sweet), Simone Fiorletta (No
Gravity), Dave Martone, Borislav
Mitic, Franck Ribiere (Double
Heart Project) and Lars Eric Mattsson.
Elsewhere the album is full of excellent new
tracks that run the gamut from heavy and
powerful to tender and emotional across a
number of rock and metal styles.
Millions have been affected by the tsunami
following the massive earthquake off the
coast of Japan and all artists involved and
all staff at Lion Music hope that the
revenue generated from this release will
hopefully make some difference to those
affected who look to ‘Embrace The Future’.