Place Vendome

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Following a self imposed exile from the rock and metal scene which lasted a few years after his departure from HELLOWEEN and solo career, Hamburg-based singer Michael Kiske, accepted in 2004 to be part of a Melodic Rock oriented concept put together by Frontiers Records' President Serafino Perugino.

The resulting PLACE VENDOME debut album brought Kiske back to a more straight ahead and Rock sound, still very accessible and melodic and far from the Heavy Metal stereotypes of blood, violence and hate from which Kiske decided to move away from. He collaborated for the first time with PINK CREAM 69's Dennis Ward, Kosta Zafiriou and Uwe Reitenauer with Gunther Werno (VANDENPLAS) on keyboards. In a quite ironic twist of fate Michael found himself to work with members of PINK CREAM 69, when the band's original singer Andy Deris took his place in HELLOWEEN when he left.

The very favorable acceptance of the first PLACE VENDOME album planted the seeds for a second recording entitled "Streets of Fire", which was produced during 2008. The concept was slightly changed, with some outside writers such as Robert Säll (Work of Art), Ronny Milianowicz (Saint Deamon) and Torsti Spoof (Leverage) handling the bulk of the songwriting, with Dennis Ward still handling the recording and production sessions.

Following his stint with the band UNISONIC, Kiske decided to go back to the PLACE VENDOME concept with more melodic rock oriented songs which once again have been selected by Frontiers Records President Serafino Perugino from outside writers including Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear), Timo Tolkki (ex-Stratovarius), Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline), Roberto Tiranti and Andrea Cantarelli (Labyrinth, A Perfect Day), Tommy Denander (Radioactive), Sören Kronqvist (Sunstorm, Issa), and Brett Jones.

Dennis Ward once again produced and mixed the album with such musicians as Dirk Bruineberg (Consortium Project), Gunter Werno (Vandenplas) and Uwe Reitenauer (Pink Cream 69) completing the lineup. Another total masterpiece from Kiske and Place Vendome is about to hit the market. A true must for all Melodic Rock fans !

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Michael Kiske -- Lead Vocals
Dennis Ward -- Bass, vocals, rhythm guitars
Dirk Bruineberg-- Drums
Gunter Werno -- Keyboards
Uwe Reitenauer -- Lead guitars

Place Vendome ‎– Thunder In The Distance - Tracklist

Talk To Me     4:03
Power Of Music     4:03
Broken Wings     4:20
Lost In Paradise     3:53
It Can´t Rain Forever     4:05
Fragile Ground     4:10
Hold Your Love     4:35
Never Too Late     3:30
Heaven Lost     4:40
My Heart Is Dying     3:07
Break Out     4:34
Maybe Tomorrow     4:24
Thunder In The Distance  4:28

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Thunder In The Distance

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Editorial Review: 2013 release from the Melodic Rock project fronted by former Helloween vocalist Michael Kiske. Following his stint with the band Unisonic, Kiske decided to go back to the Place Vendome concept and make another album with more melodic rock oriented songs. These songs have once again been selected by Frontiers Records' President Serafino Perugino and include outstanding contributions from outside writers like Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear), Timo Tolkki (ex-Stratovarius), Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline), Roberto Tiranti and Andrea Cantarelli (Labyrinth, A Perfect Day), Tommy Denander (Radioactive), S ren Kronqvist (Sunstorm, Issa), and Brett Jones. Dennis Ward once again produced and mixed the album with Dirk Bruineberg (Consortium Project), Gunter Werno (Vandenplas) and Uwe Reitenauer (Pink Cream 69) contributing to the band efforts and completing the lineup.


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Streets Of Fire

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Editorial Review: Enhanced CD pressing of the 2009 sophomore album from this melodic Hard Rock band led by former Helloween vocalist Michael Kiske. On Streets Of Fire, Place Vendome return with this excellent album including a lot of excellent Rock and Melodic Rock ballads written by members of Leverage, Work Of Ar, Saint Deamon, Hammerfall And Primal Fear. Includes the enhanced video for 'Guardian Angel'. Frontiers.


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Place Vendome

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Editorial Review: Place Vendome is led by Michael Kiske (Helloween). This self titled debut includes songs set to follow a straight melodic rock sound comparable to bands like Foreigner or Journey. Production is handled by Pink Cream 69's Dennis Ward, with songs written on purpose for the record by himself with his band mates David Readman and Alfred Koffler, with contributions also from Gunther Werno of Vandenplas. In a quite ironic twist of fate Michael found himself to work with members of Pink Cream '69, when the band's original singer Andy Deris took his place in Helloween when he left! 10 total tracks. Frontiers. 2005.


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