Hungarian melodic rock/AOR band, Stardust will release their full-length debut, “Highway to Heartbreak”, on October 9, 2020.
The first taste of music from the album is the single and video, “2nd Hand Love”, which can be watched here:
Stardust’s independently released self-titled debut EP stirred up quite a buzz in the underground melodic rock scene. The band were put to the attention of Frontiers’ staff during one of the Frontiers Rock Festivals. Impressed with the band’s melodic rock stylings on their debut EP, Frontiers moved swiftly to sign the band to the roster. Of the band’s sound, vocalist Adam Stewart says, “We love Def Leppard, Winger, Journey and all the 80’s stuff..So, we took those influences and mixed it in with our own ‘Stardust’ way of doing things.”
Mark Spiro (Bad English, House of Lords, Giant) and Swedish guitar hero Tommy Denander helped the guys with songwriting and production for their debut album.
“One day I got a note from Mark Spiro! He wrote, ‘Hey man, I found a good song that you would really love, what do you think?’ I immediately listened to the song and it blew my mind! ‘2nd Hand Love’ is a typical Spiro song with a magical atmosphere and a catchy chorus. I jumped right on it and made a new, modern kinda musical arrangement for the song. A riff centered verse, a bluesy chorus and a brand new intro part,” explains Stewart of first single, ‘2nd Hand Love’.
3. Bullet To My Heart
4. Perfect Obsession
5. 2Nd Hand Love
6. Shout It Out
7. Can’t Stop Loving You
8. Eye To Eye
9. Hey Mother
10. Blue Jeans Eyes (Bonus Track)
11. The River Is Rollin’
Founded by two friends, Adam Stewart (lead vocals) and Tim Keeley (drums) in 2015, the band is rounded out by Facey (lead guitar and vocals), Dave Legrand (keyboard), and Ben Martin (bass and vocals). The group’s style is an amalgam of the classic melodic hard rock and AOR genres, with hooky choruses, beautiful keyboards, vocal harmonies, and loud guitars in the style of their favorite mid-80’s bands, bringing to life this well beloved music in the 21st century.
Adam Stewart – Vocals, rhythm guitars
Ben Martin – Bass
Dave Legrand – Keyboards
Facey – Guitars
Tim Keeley – Drums