RON COOLEN - Rise - Reviewed By Loud Enough Magazine! Sunday September 5 2021, 7:37 PM
RON COOLEN - Rise - Reviewed By Loud Enough Magazine!

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Ron Coolen has had a long career in music in some form or another and got to know a lot of musicians. As a result he has a guest list too long to mention for his debut album for guitar and vocals, including George Lynch (Dokken/ Lynch Mob). He plays the drums, rhythm guitar (and does a few solos,) bass and keyboards and he is donating $1 from every CD/Download to guitar legend Jason Becker to help with the medical costs of debilitating ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.) The result is twelve tracks diverse in style and sound with some talented people on vocals and guitar. The first seven songs are strongly influenced by eighties hard rock with a warm, bright sound and some amazing soloing from the guests. Opener Big Devil Data has a solid driving bass beat, riffs and melodic picking; White Summer has a dreamy Asian tone and Zeppelin esque vocals under-pinned by a thumping bass, and Sin City is a classic sleaze rocker. Kill Kill Kill, Stories, and From Your Mouth add elements of thrash, being faster, mixing in some harsher vocals amongst the clean, heavier riffs and dive bombing guitars. Closer Selfishness has a trippy-hippy feel to it as it drifts from light and mellow to harsh, heavy riffs. - Loud Enough Magazine

Dutch multi-instrumentalist Ron Coolen has released his debut album “RISE” through RC Music on March 1, 2020. The album features a great lineup of world class guest musicians: George Lynch, Keith St. John, Christopher Amott, Göran Edman, Stéphan Forté, Joey Concepcion, Thorsten Koehne, Chris Clancy, Johannes Persson, Daniël Verberk, Steve Lamb and Sam Walters.   


RISE contains 12 tracks in the best style of classic hard rock and heavy metal, with some prog and thrash here and there. All music is written by Ron, and he played all rhythm guitars, drums, bass and keyboards.  The album is getting unanimously great reviews all across the world , so we strongly encourage you to visit’s Ron’s website and have a listen.


And if you decide to buy the album, just know you’re doing good as well . For every album sold, Ron will donate 1 USD to the great Jason Becker, who is suffering from ALS. Jason needs every support to pay for his medical bills. Jason has been a huge inspiration to Ron throughout his musical career, and Ron has done charity work for Jason before. Find out more about the charity for Jason here:

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RISE comes in CD and digital format and will ONLY be sold in the shop on Ron’s website : . RISE will not be streamed on digital platforms. 

The only song available on all streaming platforms is the first single of the album, it is called “Big Devil Data” and it features Keith St. John (Burning Rain, Lynch Mob, Kingdom Come, Montrose) on vocals and Thorsten Koehne (Eden’s Curse) on solo guitar.

Have a listen on YouTube:

or on Spotify:  

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Two other songs require special attention. First there is ‘Ashes to Ashes’ / ‘Paradise’ which is dedicated to the victims of the tragic Campfire disaster back in 2018. Their beautiful hometown Paradise was completely ruined by the fires. The victims and their families should never be forgotten.

The other song is ‘Too late to Surrender’ and this song pays tribute to the victims of the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas in 2017. Similar to the Paradise song, the victims should not be forgotten! And it is important such tragic events can never happen again!


With the help of some great friends and musicians, Ron has made a passionate album with awesome music. Have a look and a listen on and feel free to contact Ron on and share your personal feedback on RISE.

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