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.
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:
As well, following are links to reviews the album has been receiving online worldwide:
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!"
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.
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 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.
Erol Sora – All vocals and guitars
'DEMENTED HONOUR' HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY RELEASED THROUGH MTM MUSIC:
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.
Click here to
read what these sites and others have been writing about SORA and the 'Demented Honour' CD.