Had enough of Frontiers Records’ own “all star” projects yet? Yeah, you know the ones where they hire song writers they know will deliver some bad-ass melodic rock tunes and then ask different, in AOR and melodic rock circles, well-known singers to sing on said project. Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) and Michael Kiske (Helloween, Unisonic) are two names that has done a few jobs like that. There have been shitloads of those albums released so I’m not even gonna bother to list them here, but why I’m wondering is because I’m curious to know how long they can keep releasing these albums and is there really a craving from AOR-fans out there for albums like that? I must admit that it’s getting a bit hard to keep my interest up for those projects, but I must also admit that there are several of those projects that are really damn good. For this project, called Cry Of Dawn, the record company managed to hire Swedish singer Göran Edman (Madison, Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum, Kharma, Covered Call and a million other bands) and guitarist / bass player Michael Palace (who recently released an awesome album as a lead singer with his own band Palace), keyboard player Sören Kronquist and drummer Daniel Flores (The Murder Of My Sweet, Find Me) and as song writers they have recruited Palace, Flores, Kronqvist, Steve Newman (Newman), Alessandro Del Vecchio (who always writes for these projects), Robert Säll and Daniel Palmqvist, names that will water the mouths of hardcore AOR lovers.