AMMOURI – Dare To Be Happy (January 12, 2018)

Pride and Joy Music is proud to announce the release of a brand new album by Ammouri. Entitled Dare To Be Happy the release will be available from January 12, 2018.

Ammouri (Marina Ammouri), is a Swedish female metal artist, rock singer, songwriter, music producer, and model. Being a classically schooled pianist, and graduated sound engineer from SAE college, she previously has composed and produced songs in different genres for other artists in Sweden and abroad, among them are Therese (Terran) Andersson Lewis, Regina Lund, Ivorian band Les Patrones, Portuguese singer Mila Ferriera and more.
 
In 2012, her songs represented Sweden in the Baltic Song Contest with Swedish actress and singer Regina Lund and East European Band MadCatz as front artists. Three years later she wrote and produced a crossfade opera song for a Swedish opera group Opera Light, but she decided to stop songwriting for others artists and to start her own solo artist career. And this step marked the return back to her roots, the music she burns for most from all: Rock and Metal.
 
In January 2017 Ammouri released her first self-written single ”Fill Your Heart With Love”, from her upcoming debut album Dare To Be Happy. She received at once remarkable feedback for her special powerful rock voice, an original sound, and rock listeners and rock forums labeled her the ”new Doro Pesch”. Many metal female internet communities featured the single and Marina in October 2017 was chosen as the face of the ”Metal Female Voices Community”.
 
In spring 2017, the Swedish multi-talent was invited to collaborate with maestro Mistheria, the creator of Vivaldi Metal Project. They went on an unplugged promo tour in Italy in October 2017 with Vivaldi Metal Project, where they performed a couple of songs from Vivaldi and introduced for the first time her second, upcoming single ”Monster of Your Own Creation” and songs from  Dare to Be Happy which will be released on January 12th, 2018 on Pride & Joy Music.

For the album, she was joined by an impressive bunch of musicians which includes Pontus Egberg (bass, Poodles, King Diamond) on all of the songs and also as co-producer of six tracks. Exceptional guitarist Staffan Österlind (Paul Dianno) played guitar on ”Monster Of Your Own Creation”, ”More than Everything”, ”Bad Illusion”, ”Not Anymore”, ”Starlight” and also a co-produced the track ”Bad Illusion”.

Tony Borg (guitars, Alien) co-produced the song “Fill Your Heart with Love” and played a solo on the tune “Bad Illusion”. Drummer Johan Kullberg (Therion, Hammerfall), John Berg (guitar, Manipulation) and more can be heard on this CD.

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