Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the comeback album from Dutch melodic rock band Two Of A Kind with the release of the band's sophomore album “Rise” on July 13th. Check out the video clip for the album's first single "Naked" in the player above. "Rise" can be pre-ordered at this location.
Two Of A Kind's self-titled debut album was released by the Frontiers label back in 2007. Fred Hendrix, best known as the main songwriter and singer for the melodic rock masters Terra Nova, heads up the band and back at the turn of the century, Fred had become more and more interested in production and songwriting. He started looking for new and fresh talent to develop and following several suggestions from Frontiers Records’ President and A&R Director, Serafino Perugino, Fred hooked up with not one but two singers: Esther Brouns and Anita Craenmehr.
After a few writing sessions, Fred submitted the plan for a new band with a great melodic rock edge in the style of Boston meets Heart to Frontiers, who liked the material and signed the band in late 2005. Recording of the self-titled debut album was completed during the summer of ‘06 with Fred’s Terra Nova bandmates Gesuino Derosas (guitar), Hans in't Zandt (drums, also drummer for Praying Mantis), and Fred's brother Ron Hendrix (keyboards) joining the proceedings.
The debut was met with a warm reception from fans and critics alike and now the whole gang is back together for another album. The result is “Rise," a record chock full of splendid melodic rock songs! “I wrote like I did on the first album, all songs on my own. I produced the album but I always leave the rest of the band free to bring in their own ideas,” says Fred Hendrix. “Sometimes it is tricky to create songs for two different singers because they have a different range and colour, so I have always to take into account the fact that Esther has a high pitched smooth voice, whereas Anita has a lower rough voice. However, they match very well together and I hope the fans will like the final result again!" The long overdue follow-up to their debut album is sure to please melodic rock fans around the globe with the performances of all members even more electric than on the debut. The artwork and track listing can be found here: 1. Here Is The Now 2. Rock Your World 3. Wheel Of Life 4. Naked 5. Rise 6. Touch The Roof 7. Higher 8. Alienation 9. It Ain´T Over 10. Without You 11. Run Girl