It's been a busy week in the Audio Reign camp. Firstly becoming an Official Nominee in the SASA Awards in South Australia. To then being Nominated as a Semi - Finalist in the very prestigious Sweden Film Awards for their Official Music Video for their song 'RELENTLESS'. We are very proud of the boys. You can check out their clip by clicking on the link: https://youtu.be/UwCDzbM7j4A
Limited Edition 'Blue' Vinyl LP,
Including a Download Card with 6 Tracks
The album is now at the manufactures and the machine is now rolling out a lot of old orders that could not be filled until now. This means there is no more pre orders but, you can still order as usual.
The price for this once off deal is $AUD79.99
MR Records is extremely proud to release this body of work on a very limited edition Blue Vinyl LP, complete with a Download Card with 5 Bonus Tracks, which includes a track previously only released in Japan, plus 4 tracks especially recorded for this release.
Here is a note from Nick Hogg:
When asked by MR Records if they could do another print run of the Real World cd and bring out a vinyl version I thought it would be great opportunity to offer something extra.
Even though I have used amazing vocalists on both releases, all the original demos on both the Real World and Openwide albums were sung by Rob Wylde. These versions hold a special significance to me and I asked Rob if I could share some of them with the fans.
‘Real World’ was always a Rob Wylde track he donated to the album, whereas ‘Crank up the Weekend’ was inspired by Tigertailz so who better to sing it than their current singer.
‘Waiting on You’ was one of the first songs recorded which gave Nitrate it’s sound, and the demo version of ‘Attraction’ is a lot brighter in mood than the more darker album version.
In addition to the four demos there is a fifth extra track so far saved for the Japanese audiences”
Nick Hogg - Guitars & Keyboards
Rob Wylde - Lead, Rhythm, Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals (Midnite City, Tigertailz)
Joss Mennen - Lead & Backing Vocals (Zinatra/Mennen)
Pete Newdeck - Drums & Backing Vocals (Midnite City, Eden’s Curse, Blood Red Saints, Newman)
Inspired by the late 80’s rock scene with bands such as, Def Leppard, Europe, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi and GNR, Nitrate is the brainchild of Nick Hogg (guitars/keyboards) who after playing in a few bands in the early 2000’s decided after a long absence from the music scene to get back into song writing again.
Needing help, Nick enlisted songwriter/musician Rob Wylde (Midnite City/Tigertailz/Teenage Casket Company) who was back living in Nottingham from the US and had the same musical influences. Rob was able to structure/produce the songs, sing on the demo’s whilst playing drums, bass and guitar. Whilst Nick also played guitar and keyboards.
A year on and with over an albums worth of material, a record contract was signed with MelodicRock Records.
With Rob Wylde about to launch Midnite City, the hunt went on for a suitable vocalist to allow Rob the opportunity to focus on launching his new band. Joss Mennen (Zinatra/Mennen) would become the lead vocalist on the album. Joss is best known for Zinatra’s ‘Great Escape’ (being one of Nick’s favourite albums).
To complete the line-up, taking over mixing/drums and adding backing vocals to the album is Pete Newdeck (Midnite City, Eden’s Curse, Blood Red Saints, Newman).
After being mixed by Newdeck, the songs were sent to Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) who mastered them at his studio in Canada.
Engineered by: Leon Bailey Mixed by: Pete Newdeck Mastered by: Harry Hess Produced by: Rob Wylde
1. Waiting On You
5. Hot Summer Nights
1. Crank Up The Weekend
2. Only You
3. Real World
Digital Download Card:
1. I'll Be There (Original Album Track)
2. All I Need (Japan Release)
3. Attraction. (Demo Track - Featuring Rob Wylde on vocals)
4. Crank Up The Weekend. (Demo Track - Featuring Rob Wylde on vocals)
5. Real World. (Demo Track - Featuring Rob Wylde on vocals)
6. Waiting On You. (Demo Track - Featuring Rob Wylde on vocals)
Demo tracks Mixed and Mastered at Soundwave Recording Studio for completeness.
Rob Wylde played drums on the demo tracks.
MR Records are extremely proud to present more musical talent for your ears. We have been busy during isolation to expand our horizons from not only melodic rock to a brighter future with the addition of the MR HEAVY & our newly released, MR COUNTRY. Stay tuned for more amazing news coming from or emerging and heritage acts like Dave Evans, Ron Keel, Swanee and many more. Also head over to our new YouTube channel for great videos from our acts and upcoming premieres at
Order now and you will receive an 8"x10" Print
Hand signed by Swanee
Due to the enormous demand of Vinyl manufacturing, our shipping date is an approximate date only.
We thank you all for your patience during this time.
A bit about John 'Swanee' Swan
Arriving in Adelaide from Glasgow in 1961, John Swan was soon earning the respect and friendship of many of Australia’s musical legends. He was playing in bands in Adelaide by the age of 14 and took Bon Scott’s place in the blues-rock band Fraternity.
John, aka Swanee, has a formidable blues voice that can also do credit to a soul ballad. His no-nonsense personality comes through in his performances and his incredible work ethic has endeared him to many of Australia’s finest players. He is known as a musician’s musician.
After years as a pub-rock road warrior, he launched his own band (also known as Swanee) and in 1980 released a debut album ‘Into The Night’. A series of hit singles followed, including ‘Matthew’, ‘Lady What’s Your Name’ and ‘If I Were A Carpenter’. In 1987 he joined the Party Boys and enjoyed a #1 hit with ‘He’s Gonna Step On You’ and a multi-platinum, self-titled album.
Fast forward to 2021 MR Records are very proud to be working with John and bringing you his best album yet.
Here's a snippet from an interview with The Rock n Ragni show:
Ron Keel explains: "Most of these tracks happened very organically in the studio as we were working on the Fight Like A Band sessions or just having fun. I found out later that producer Mike Dresch was actually recording those jams, and upon hearing some of the tracks it was obvious we had the makings of something special. Whether you grew up on this stuff like I did or not, there’s a common thread here that ties it all together - toughness and twang as Metal and Country collide on sacred southern ground".
1. Train, Train
2. Rockin' Into The Night
3. Don't Misunderstand Me
4. Red White & Blue
5. Flirtin' With Disaster
6. Ramblin' Man
7. Fire On The Mountain
8. Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
10. Ghost Riders In The Sky
11. Creadence Medley 'LIVE'
12. Hearts Gone Wild 'LIVE'
New album coming soon!
EXCITING NEWS COMING SOON!