NoN (formerly Now Or Never) release their new album III on 18th September, out on Crusader Records.
NoN formerly Now Or Never was founded in 2012 by guitarist Ricky Marx (ex-Pretty Maids) and bass player Kenn Jackson (also ex-Pretty Maids). Shortly after, Now Or Never recorded their self-titled debut album at the Peek Studio in the South of France, co-produced by the band and Pat Liotard.
Their eponymous debut album was released worldwide on the Mausoleum Records Label, early 2014 and got a great response from the hard rock scene and good international reviews by the press. NoN entered Peek Studio and finished recording their second album ‘II‘, again co-produced by Pat Liotard. Their latest album II was released worldwide by Mighty Music in February 2016 and in Japan by Bickee Music in March 2016.
In February 2018, Now or Never rebranded the name into NoN and is back now with new members and the new album ‘III‘ album that will be released on 18th September. NoN is a band of experienced musicians, both on the road and in studio. Its music epitomizes the evolution of Hard Rock into modern Metal Music.
‘’The ‘III‘ album is about faith, life, afterlife… it took me 18 month to write the music, most of the lyrics were written by Marc Farrano, a Norwegian singer, a couple of songs by Ranzo (drummer) and I wrote one, ‘Afterlife‘. The main theme of the ‘III‘ album, talks about the relation that one can have with his life, loved ones, addiction, the love and care .. has he done it right? what would he do if he had the chance to re live his life again? do we get another chance? …
The lyrics of the album are much more “spiritual” than the last one. The atmosphere is more subtle, the guitar and key arrangements added to Steph’s voice adds a warm, wide and harmonic tone to the album, but still with a heavy and tight rhythm section. For me, it’s the best of both worlds, melodic but heavy !! the hyphen between old and new….
I’m really proud of the result of this album, the production and sound are top notch, the cover done by Stan W.Decker is amazing.
I think that NoN has reached the next level, we are ready to hit the big thing now that we are well surrounded by Crusader Records (Part Of Golden Robot Records) and its professionalism.’’
– Ricky Marx
Ricky Marx: Is an inventive and experienced guitar player, who was a full-time member of Pretty Maids and recorded two albums with them. He’s also an experienced producer and accomplished songwriter.
Claudio Nasuti: Is an Italian / Swiss bass player, he has played bass for decades in several Swiss bands and is better known as the 6 String Bass Guru
Steph Honde: Is a French singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Honde is most famous for being the front man and songwriter of the American hard rock super group, Hollywood Monsters which he founded in 2013.
Ranzo: Is a talented drummer who’s been playing in the music business for decades. Founder of the Swiss band Sultan, he also played with several European bands.
NoN Members have played all around the world at the biggest festivals and venues like HellFest, Wacken, Roskilde, Skanderborg, Monsters of Rock in Germany & Spain and toured in most of the European countries, Japan, Eastern Europe and USA as headliner or with major bands like Deep Purple, AC/DC, Alice Cooper, David Lee Roth , TNT, Jorn Lande and many others.