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'Out of the Darkness'

Our full lenght 11-track debut album

'Out of the Darkness'

is available on all digital platforms

Signed copy of 'Out of the Darkness' Audio CD

[including acoustic bonus track]


Price incl. VAT & shipping costs worldwide

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'Out of the Darkness' Audio CD

Order via MelodicRock Records


After spending the last year working with producer Daniel Flores (Mind’s Eye, Find Me, The Murder of My Sweet), RIAN’s powerful debut album 'Out Of The Darkness' was released worldwide on July 22, 2017 via MelodicRock Records.




"..Throughout the album we have beautiful, crystal-clear vocals, wonderful

melodic guitars and rhythmic bass & drums...."


"...Not only is it one of the best releases of July, but among the best of 2017 for sure!..."





"...In short, my dear friends, Rian comes as great news for contemporary AOR / Melodic Rock enthusiasts. Their sound is very classy and, at various times, reminded me of H.E.A.T. in its current phase..."


"...the songs are well-crafted and the band plays its part properly. And that means A’s in my book. A great band, a beautiful album, a pleasant surprise..."




"...Out Of The Darkness" is undoubtedly one of the most interesting and innovative debuts of the year, providing a "new air" to the genre and attracting young listeners..."


"...It is a trio and they sound like they are double, the rhythm base is powerful..."


"...I love this sound! Great guitar solos throughout the song and very infectious rhythmic..."



"...along with fine hooks and melodic choruses, very good backing and a great amount of musical accessibility, the trio has a modern approach of their musical work. It’s amazing!..."


Originality: 8

Songwriting: 10

Memorability: 7

Production: 8

Grande Rock


"...Richard has a great voice and along with the fine melodic choruses, those who fancy this kind of music will be quite happy at long last..."


"...'Out of the Darkness' is a very good debut which showcases that RIAN is not only here to stay but they have the potential to go further..."



"...An album from Northern Europe which succeeds thanks to the easy listening approach of its well-built melodic hard rock..."





"...With multiple influences ranging from hard rock typed 80's (as on the phenomenal title Out Of The Darkness that opens the album), to an American AOR kind BON JOVI more modern, RIAN shines a thousand lights on these 11 songs very melodic...."


"...Out Of The Darkness is an absolutely monstrous album, I assure you! A new Scandinavian star now shines in the firmament of melodic hard rock and it's RIAN !!!..."

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