Z Records has announced the signing of the Norwegian melodic hard rock band WINTERSTRAIN. According to a press release, the group have "a unique sound, as different inspirations color their music. People might find traces of RUSH, MARILLION, RAINBOW, SHADOW GALLERY, MAGNUM and JOURNEY, not to mention a cocktail of obscure bands of almost any genre. WINTERSTRAIN have their focus on MELODY and LYRICS, something that makes for great SONGS. Their level of talent makes the music even more interesting. To blow the songs wide open, they called up Tony Mills of SHY and SIAM fame, and had him do the backing vocals on the album. They chose him based on his singing in SIAM."

WINTERSTAIN's new album, "Return to the Mirror", is scheduled for release on November 17.


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