News - December 2015
Avenue Of Allies will return in 2016
After a sabbatical Avenue Of Allies will return to a regular release schedule in 2016.
In the coming weeks we will announce the first batch of new releases for 2016. The coming months will see brilliant brand new albums as well as various high profile re-issues of some AOR and Melodic Rock classics. In addition some of the best Avenue releases of the past will be available as Special Extended Editons with bonus tracks.
Thanks to everyone who continued to support the label during the last year and a half and to those who worked in the background to secure the availabitly of the Avenue CDs during the sabbatical.
We wish you and your families a wonderful and peaceful Christmas time and a good start into a healthy and prosperous 2016.
Gregor Klee, December 2015
News - November 19th 2015
Iain Ashley Hersey
Today we got the very sad news that guitarist Iain Ashley Hersey passed away.
Iain joined the roster of Avenue Of Allies artists in 2011 following a recommendation of Carsten ‘Lizard’ Schulz, who sang on Iain’s last studio album ‘Nomad’ (2008). We talked about several options for a release and eventually we agreed to put together a compilation of the best songs from Iain’s three studio albums ‘Fallen Angel’, ‘The Holy Grail’ and ‘Nomad’ and also add a few rare cuts.
Iain was very easy to work with, he wanted his music to be presented to an audience that was interested in Blues influenced Hard Rock and Classic Rock and he trusted my judgement to compile an interesting selection to attract some more fans to his craftsmanship. Once the running order was finalized I brought in Alessandro Del Vecchio for the remastering of the songs and on December 9th 2011 we released ‘Iain Ashley Hersey - Vintage Love-The Best’, a record full of great bluesy Classic Hard Rock tunes. Besides Carsten the album includes lead vocal performances by Graham Bonnet, Paul Shortino and Doogie White among others.
We thank Iain for his music and for his contribution to the Avenue catalogue and we will honor his memory.
Gregor Klee, November 2015