First Signal announces the forthcoming new album, “Closer To The Edge”

First Signal, a musical union between Canadian vocalist Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) and Swedish drummer/producer Daniel Flores (The Murder Of My Sweet, Find Me), have announced the forthcoming release of their new album, “Closer To The Edge” on April 8, 2022 via Frontiers Music Srl. The new record, their fourth overall, offers up another outstanding collection of songs that continues the fine tradition they’ve now established over the course of their discography.

Started in 2010, First Signal started as a musical partnership between vocalist Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) and German producer Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Khymera). The seeds of this union were planted that same year when Frontiers President and Head of A&R, Serafino Perugino presented Hess some melodic rock songs which had the same vibe and magic as Harem Scarem, whom, at the time, were on a hiatus. The self-titled debut album was greeted with excellent reviews from the Melodic Rock faithful, so even when Harem Scarem rebooted to record an excellent comeback album, “Thirteen”, Hess was still keen to record some more excellent melodic rock songs that he had gathered from various songwriters under the First Signal banner.

So, the idea of another First Signal album continued to float around and with the help of Swedish producer/drummer Daniel Flores now stepping in for Ward, the second record, “One Step Over The Line” (2016), started to take shape. Once again, the inspiration behind the songs were the first two Harem Scarem albums, two absolute Melodic Rock classics, but, as with the debut, some new twists were thrown in the mix with the songs covering everything from AOR to Arena Hard Rock. The album was also greeted with much excitement from the Melodic Rock / AOR fanbase, especially in Europe. With that kind of reception, recording a third album, “Line Of Fire” (2019), was a no-brainer. With songs provided by Stan Meissner, Harry Hess, Henrik Hedström, Lars Edvall, Anderz Wrethov, Andreas Johansson, Carl Dixon, Bruce Turgon, Sören Kronqvist, Morgan Jensen, Hal Marabel, Daniel Palmqvist, Ulrick Lönnqvist, Nigel Bailey, and production duties handled again by Daniel Flores, “Line of Fire” was another awesome slab of great AOR/melodic rock for the 21st century.

“Closer To The Edge” Tracklisting:

  1. 1. Don’t Let It End
  2. 2. I Don’t Wanna Feel The Night Is Over
  3. 3. Show Me The Way
  4. 4. Don’t Look Away
  5. 5. Irreplaceable
  6. 6. One More Time
  7. 7. Closer To The Edge
  8. 8. Angel With A Rose
  9. 9. Mystery
  10. 10. The Hurting One
  11. 11. Got To Believe

Pre-order your copy: HERE

Line-Up:

  • Harry Hess – Vocals
  • Daniel Flores – Drums
  • Andi Kravljaca – Guitars
  • Jonny Trobro – Bass

First Signal announces the forthcoming new album, “Closer To The Edge”

March 19, 2022

First Signal, a musical union between Canadian vocalist Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) and Swedish drummer/producer Daniel Flores (The Murder Of My Sweet, Find Me), have announced the forthcoming release of their new album, “Closer To The Edge” on April 8, 2022 via Frontiers Music Srl. The new record, their fourth overall, offers up another outstanding collection of songs that continues the fine tradition they’ve now established over the course of their discography. Started in 2010, First Signal started as a musical partnership between vocalist Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) and German producer Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Khymera). The seeds of this union were planted that same year when Frontiers President and Head of A&R, Serafino Perugino presented Hess some melodic rock songs which had the same vibe and magic as Harem Scarem, whom, at the time, were on a hiatus. The self-titled debut album was greeted with excellent reviews from the Melodic Rock faithful, so even when Harem Scarem rebooted to record an excellent comeback album, “Thirteen”, Hess was still keen to record some more excellent melodic rock songs that he had gathered from various songwriters under the First Signal banner. So, the idea of another First Signal album continued…

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