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Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions unleash a ‘Storm of Emotions’ with their new single "Bedroom Mentor": a fusion of sounds where the power and intensity of Hard Rock and Metal converge.

Recently, the name ‘Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions’ has been resonating strongly here at Bad Wolf Records, and our most dedicated followers can confirm this, as we've had the pleasure of experiencing two of their recent singles, "Destiny Road" and "I'm a Man," on Bad Wolf Radio. Today, they come to bring us one of their most outstanding releases, revealing a musical fusion that not only showcases the band's versatility but also their inexhaustible talent and musical prowess.

Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions continue to bring exciting surprises for rock n' roll enthusiasts, launching into the new year of 2024 at full throttle with one of their latest studio releases titled "Bedroom Mentor." This true musical gem, spanning 3 minutes and 12 seconds, promises to stir every single one of your nerve endings, ensuring that lovers of the genre will be more than satisfied.

Don't know them yet? And you call yourself a true rocker! Just kidding, stay tuned in this article where we'll take a journey through the history that gave birth to this band. Of course, we'll also dive deep into the details that make this specific release stand out, establishing itself as one of their most noteworthy works to date.


About The Band

Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions is one of those life events that, like Halley's Comet, happens only once in decades, and you'll probably witness it only once in your lifetime. And it's that this electrifying band emerges from a unique union of six talented and experienced musicians from various corners of the world, combining their musical skills and artistic creativity to give rise to an authentic auditory experience. With a solid musical proposal that not only aims to keep the spirit of rock n' roll up high but also to claim its place at the top of the current music scene, their distinctive sound blends elements of classic rock with a modern and refreshed touch, redefining the genre as we know it, thanks to their versatility and wide range of influences from renowned artists and rock legends, ranging from Jimmy Hendrix, Steve Ray Vaughn to Metallica.

Gary Dranow and the Manic Emotions have not only garnered recognition from hundreds of renowned press sites, blogs, and music magazines, but they have also captured the attention of tens of thousands of fans worldwide, leaving an indelible mark on their minds and hearts, and connecting with them with incredible closeness and depth. All of this is thanks to their vibrant melodies that seek to empower those who listen to them, and their sincere lyrics, filled with captivating life experiences infused with a just dose of reality, resonating universally with enthusiasts of the genre as well as music lovers in general.


“Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions” are:

Gary Dranow: Composer, Writer, Lyricist, and Guitarist.

Chris Zoupa: Musical Arranger, Guitarist, and Bassist.

Jason Jones: Production, Mixing, Mastering, Vocalist, and Percussionist.

Roman Burda: Blues Harp (Harmonica).

Klim Apalkov: Vocalist, Keyboards, and Musical Arranger.

Roman Kuznetsov: Guitarist, Sound Engineer.


About The Release

"Bedroom Mentor" officially saw the light on January 11, 2024, being premiered on their streaming platforms, where it has already accumulated over 4,600 plays to date. This song stands as one of their first singles of the new year and also as one of their most notable projects to date. The uniqueness of "Bedroom Mentor" lies in its ability to unveil the band's more aggressive and daring side.

Part of their studio album titled "Asterion," "Bedroom Mentor" stands as their second promotional single and holds the second position on the album. In this song, the band, with a more aggressive touch and a focus on intense emotions, pays homage to metal icons who have inspired them, particularly Metallica. This results in a musical blend that strikes the perfect balance between their characteristic hard rock sound and the power and intensity of metal.

If you want to listen to the entire album (highly recommended), you can find it exclusively on the band's official website or by clicking the following >link<.


"Music is not just a form of art for us; it's a journey through the ups and downs of life. 'Bedroom Mentor' is our tribute to musical heroes and a reflection of our battles, crafted with the hope of resonating with all those who find solace in music."
- Gary Dranow

While both genres often coexist quite well in a mix, and many bands tend to follow this path, Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions take it on their own terms, maintaining their unique musical fingerprint while introducing innovation into their sound. They bring forth the nostalgia of that 'raw' sound coupled with modern production and recording techniques, creating a unique instance where listeners can feel each note and chord with incredible definition.


In-Depth Analysis

"Bedroom Mentor" is one of those songs that manages to capture your attention from the very first second, and is that the skilled musicians in this band are truly expert at creating that sense of anticipation right from the start. Making its way through your headphones with the warm sound of exquisite guitar strumming, "Bedroom Mentor" begins in a suspenseful manner, only to culminate in an explosion of euphoria where the distortion in the strings becomes prominent. Together with a deep bass tone and an energetic double-pedal percussion, it compels you to start 'headbanging' within the first few seconds. (100% guaranteed)

Right after, we are greeted by a delicate acoustic section, where the intensity of the music descends to let the singer's voice take center stage. Through a nostalgic melodic line, he extends a supportive hand, singing the phrases: "It is not over when you look at the sea and you are alone again. It is not over when you look in the eyes that never dreamed or felt." Immediately revealing the emotional intensity that accompanies this incredible piece.

In "Bedroom Mentor," the band invites us to take a moment for self-reflection about our experiences and internal struggles. Through masterful work that combines immensely introspective lyrics with constant intensity changes, Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions perfectly portray the emotional and mental torments we face in our daily lives. They capture those silent battles we fight with ourselves and against life's adversities—conflicts witnessed only by our own 'inner mentor' with whom we meet every night in the silence and darkness of our rooms.

One of the aspects that stands out prominently is the synergy between the instrumental work and the singer's vocal performance. Effortlessly, he navigates through his low to high registers, while the instruments fluctuate in intensity, enhancing the emotion of each note and adding deep layers of expressiveness that align perfectly with the background theme of this incredible song, where this dynamic interplay is capable of eliciting more than one emotion in the listener. The dynamism is evident, navigating from complete euphoria to sadness, then pushing you back into a complete sense of adrenaline, repeatedly, just as Gary describes the ‘ups and downs of life’. However, the vitality present in this masterpiece is not only appreciable in its structure. From a technical standpoint, "Bedroom Mentor" also boasts incredible production quality. In addition to a mix where each instrument is perceived with remarkable clarity, it makes proper use of its dynamic range, creating nuances between its different sections, further immersing the listener within it.

"Bedroom Mentor" is a song with which we can all relate. It opens a window to understanding our internal worlds, suggesting that sometimes there are pains we must face and limits we must acknowledge. It's as if this song knows your vulnerabilities, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. On the contrary, it becomes your anthem of resilience, that safe place many of us only find through music.


If you've enjoyed this article, we invite you to follow Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions on their social media platforms, where you can stay updated on their latest news and upcoming releases. Additionally, we extend a warm invitation to all our community to explore their complete discography, which you can find >here<.



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