All posts in 2012

Bonrud releases new theme song written for Coast to Coast AM radio show!

"Coast to Coast" single artwork

Bigfoot, Aliens, Loch Ness Monsters, and Ghosts… Those are four things I loved reading about as a kid. The librarian at my elementary school must have been amused with how often I checked out books on those subjects from my school library. I have always been fascinated by mysteries and legends. Even today, I enjoy listening to Coast to Coast to hear about the latest UFO sighting or cryptozoology theory.

Click this link to hear the new “Coast to Coast” theme song and read all about it!

Metal Music Archive Gives “Save Tomorrow” 4 Stars Out Of 5!

Stephen Kasenda at Metal Music Archives reviewed the new Bonrud CD “Save Tomorrow” and gave it 4 stars out of 5!

It’s been too long since BONRUD’s last self-titled album which was released in 2004, so when ‘Save Tomorrow’ sees the light of the day after 8 years of waiting, this album was met with some euphoric cheering from the AOR community. Backed with a gigantic production, this album was filled with lots of diversities, ranging from the fast-paced furious rhythm to the slow and delicate ballad.

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Save Tomorrow gets 4.5 stars out of 5 at Chambers of Rock!

Alun Chambers at Chambers of Rock reviewed the new Bonrud “Save Tomorrow” CD and gave it 4.5 stars out of 5!

‘Save Tomorrow’ is the second album from the Bonrud band, released through Escape Music led by the incredibly talented Paul Bonrud, who’s guitar playing and songwriting / arranging, production work, etc, etc all go hand in hand to create some masterful work. The first self-titled album was released in 2004 through the Frontiers label and gained much praise, even if it did draw many comparisons to AOR greats Journey, from the artwork of that album through to the music.

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Interview with Paul Bonrud at Battle Helm Magazine

Does anybody not say that this is my best work when they present their new album? What is it that makes this better than your previous albums?

Paul:  I’m sure most people do usually say that their new CD is their best work and most probably believe that. I certainly believe the new Bonrud “Save Tomorrow” CD is my best work! Art is very subjective and ultimately it will be up to the fans and journalists to decide for themselves. All of the reviews I have seen thus far have been extremely favorable. I strongly feel that the song writing, performances, production, and artwork are all major steps forward. More time and effort was certainly focused in all of those areas.

Keith Olsen produced the new Bonrud “Save Tomorrow” CD with me and it was very carefully produced whereas the self-titled Bonrud CD Frontiers and Marquee Avalon released a few years ago was essentially a bunch of home-made demos I recorded myself that Keith mixed for me. I’m still very proud of the self-titled Bonrud CD and I know a lot of people really enjoyed that CD but my hope is that all of those fans will enjoy the new Bonrud CD even more. A lot of blood, sweat, tears, and love went into the “Save Tomorrow” CD, that’s for sure! It’s truly the best CD I could make…

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Review of ‘Save Tomorrow’ at Battle Helm Magazine

“I’m not one for looking back and reminiscing but I can’t help to still liking the soundtracks to movies like St Elmo’s Fire and Top Gun. Soundtracks filled with pseudo hardrock , or AOR if you like. There’s something to the music in these movies that makes me feel good. Don’t know what it is about the music that puts me in that mode but I gotta admit that I like the feeling. Bonrud’s album “Save Tomorrow” does that to me too…”

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Paul Bonrud Interview with Tanya Hadlington at Rockpit.net

It has been a few years since I actually enjoyed a rock album that combines both hard rock and melodic rock music of such a high quality. Bonrud may have been absent for 8 years but they are back with a vengeance, more powerful and more determined than ever. Paul Bonrud, guitarist, songwriter & producer tells The Rockpit what has happened all these years and what the future holds for the band.

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Lior Stein’s Review of ‘Save Tomorrow’ at Metal-Temple Magazine

“I was surprised in the best way of all, by the track that was featured onto the double CD compiled by Andrew McNiece for his MelodicRock.com N°9. So I was quite ecstatic while putting this album into my CD player. With fun & sexy cover-art, “Save Tomorrow” by BONRUD is the sophomore effort by this straight out of the 80s melodic Hard Rock band, created by guitar player Paul Bonrud helped by talented high pitched vocalist Rick Forsgren. The team surely took its time to provide the best work possible as “Save Tomorrow” is indeed only the first release for this project in eight years…”

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Rich Davenport’s Review of ‘Save Tomorrow’ at Total Rock

This album was produced by none other than Keith Olsen, who’s illustrious career has taken in working on albums by rock luminaries such as Whitesnake, the Scorpions and Ozzy, and if you’re a fan of those first two bands, then this album is definitely worth investigating…

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Rich Davenport’s Rock Show – Dokken & Bonrud Interviews

In the first hour, Dokken frontman Don Dokken talks about the band’s new album “Broken Bones”, and chooses tracks from the new release, along with classic hits and Don’s choice of songs from the band’s back catalogue.

In part 2, guitarist Paul Bonrud and vocalist Rick Forsgren of melodic Hard Rockers Bonrud discuss the band’s new release “Save Tomorrow”, and the experience of working with famed producer Keith Olsen (Scorpions, Ozzy, Whitesnake), with 2 songs from the album.

Plus classic tracks and killer new cuts from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Neal Schon, Boston, Black Sabbath, Phil Lynott, Heaven and Hell, Sound Storm, and Flash Bastard

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Review at Rock Angels (In Spanish): Bonrud, “Save Tomorrow”

Paul Bonrud es un músico poco conocido aun por el público A.O.R. Ya en 2004 lanzó con Frontiers su debut bajo el nombre de “Bonrud” y demostró tener el talento para crear un buen disco de Hard Rock, con temas alegres y muy amenos, en mi opinión de los diez mejores de aquel año dentro de su género.

Ocho años ha tardado en volver y durante ese tiempo ha mejorado su técnica, perfeccionándola para ofrecer un gran disco y demostrar si cabe, que el nombre “Bonrud” es garantía de calidad…

 

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