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HOOKLINES & SINGERS

On May 22nd Erol Sora was a special guest on the YOU! Radio Network's program Hooklines & Singers.

Listen to the podcast!



BACK IN CANADA

Having returned from their successful trip to the UK, SORA are now back in Vancouver where they played a packed homecoming gig at LanaLou's. Along with Erol fronting the band and Dave Cheeseman on Keyboards, this show marked the return of Jason Solyom on Drums and Aaron Gustafson (ex-Three Inches of Blood) on bass.


SORA IN THE UK

SORA played a one-off UK show on Tuesday Sept. 6 at The Peel in South West London.

Playing with Erol were the amazing players:
Chris Dale
on bass, Dave Cheeseman on keyboards and Gideon Letch on drums.

That night they decided to play a cover of the Ozzy Osbourne classic 'Mr. Crowley' for the first time. A brief portion of the perfromance was caught on this fan shot video.

 


THE REVIEWS ARE IN!

In addition to features in the magazines Powerplay, Fireworks, Rocks and Ready2Rock, SORA's Desire And Truth has also received the following review scores from the publications below:




Rating: 86/100
(Japan)



Rating: 8/10
(UK)


Rating: 4/6
(Germany)


Rating: 4/5
(Germany)

Rating: 4/5
(Canada)

As well, following are links to reviews the album has been receiving online worldwide:


Rating: 4/5



Rating: 8.5/10

Rating: 8/10


Rating: 18/20



Rating: 8.5/10

Rating: 4/5

Rating: 8.5/10



Rating: 4/5

Rating: 6/7



Rating: 9/10

Rating: 6/6


Rating: 4/5



Rating: 5/5

Says Erol, "I want to thank everyone for their tremendous support and encouragement for this second album which wasn't an easy one to make. The response has exceeded all my expectations, many cheers!"

PREVIOUS NEWS

SORA PLAYS VANCOUVER

SORA have been confirmed to play a special guest slot at 10 PM Sat Nov 27th, 2010 at the Railway Club in Vancouver! Other great bands on the bill are: Captain Dust, Centaurs Of The Universe and The Lifetakers!

UPDATE: The show was great! The club was packed, SORA played an incredible set and the audience response was overwhelming. Here are a couple of fan shot video clips of SORA's high energy performance that night.

 

 


EROL SORA ON THE RADIO

In April, 2010, Erol was asked to be a a guest host on Metal Express Radio. For his debut as a dj, Erol chose play 10 song which had an immence influence on him as a developing musician and which he still regards as classics to this day!

Listen to entire show.

MetalExpressRadio





In March, 2010, Erol did a live phone-in interview for Total Rock Radio with dj/musician Chris Dale (Tank, Sack Trick, Bruce Dickinson). Incidentally, Chris also happens be one of Erol's long time friends and because of this interview, Chris introduced Erol to fellow musician, Dave Cheeseman, who ended up playing keyboards in SORA.

Listen to interview.



EROL SORA RETURNS WITH NEW DESIRE!

Erol is very pleased to announce SORA's 2nd album 'Desire And Truth' has been released through Marquee/Avalon in Japan on January 20th and on Avenue Of Allies throughout Europe February 26th, 2010.

Says Erol, “I couldn't be happier to be with Marquee/Avalon and Avenue of Allies as they are great people to work with and have a genuine passion for melodick hard rock music. My aim with this album was to recapture the spirit and sound of great bands like MSG, Whitesnake, Rainbow, UFO, Gary Moore from the late '70s/early '80s era. I'd describe 'Desire & Truth' as a very heavy, guitar oriented album, yet still melodic in terms of vocals and songwriting. It's taken a long time to complete but I simply didn't want to rush this 2nd release and honestly couldn't be happier with the results. If compared to the last album, I'd say this one's heavier, more intense in terms of both vocals and guitar playing but most importantly still based on the songs first and foremost. I really hope people give it a listen.”

SORA's 1st album 'Demented Honour' released on MTM Music in 2006 received rave reviews globally and earned them a position in melodicrock.com's Top 10 New Artists of that year.

Tracklist:

01 Taste Of Rock & Roll Play
02 The Storm Has Just Begun Play Clip
03 What's It Gotta Do With You And Me Play Clip
04 Winter Play Clip
05 When You're Gone Play Clip
06 Diamonds In The Wind Play Clip
07 Invitation Play Clip
08 Stop Messin' Around Play Clip
09 Rock & Roll Dog Play Clip
10 When You Gonna Love Me Play Clip

Band:

Erol Sora – All vocals and guitars
Jay Solyom – Drums
Brendan Mooney – Bass
Gregory MacDonald – Hammond Organ


'DEMENTED HONOUR' HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY RELEASED THROUGH MTM MUSIC:

SORA, a new band featuring guitarist/vocalist Erol Sora, will officially release their debut album 'Demented Honour' on MTM Music Feb 24th, 2006.  In addition to Erol, (who some people may recognize from playing guitar with ex-Uriah Heep singer John Lawton), SORA also consists of drummer Lance Chalmers, bassist Kevin Dahl, and keyboard player Gregory Macdonald.

Says Erol, “We set out to record an album based around the songs first and foremost, yet also appeal to fans of guitar oriented hard rock. I enjoy singing and writing as much as playing guitar so this truly has been a labour of love. I would describe 'Demented Honour' as a classic album of in your face hard rock, with occasional blues, pop, and AOR elements. I think fans of Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, and KISS will really dig it.”
 
A limited number of promotional copies were sent out to various websites towards the tail end of 2005 to generate interest, and the reviews have been phenomenal;
 
RocknRoll Universe (USA) 5/5
Rock United (Finland) 9/10
HardRockHouse (UK) 9/10
Metaleater (Canada) 9/10
Encrucijada-Webzine (Argentina) 9/10
Sleaze-Metal (Germany) 8.5/10
RockEzine (Netherlands) 9/10
HMP (Italy) 4/5
Barikada (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 9.5/10

Click here to read what these sites and others have been writing about SORA and the 'Demented Honour' CD.
 
The album has officially see the light of day thanks to the good people at MTM Music. Erol adds “I feel very fortunate and honoured to have the CD released by a great label such as MTM, and I am thrilled at the fact it will now be available to the public on a wider scale.”  Erol goes on to add that he "wanted to personally thank everyone who believed in the CD, especially all the websites, magazines, internet radio stations for their overwhelming response, reviews, and help in spreading the word"

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