Award-winning Filmmaker Terry R. Wickham is smiling after European melodic hard rock band Rian has agreed to license the title track off their debut album Out of the Darkness to his forthcoming love story suspense thriller.
Wickham says, “As I was writing the screenplay for Double Vision, I visualized hearing very specific type of songs in the movie in relation to the characters I created and romantic mood I want.
I am a lifelong fan of melodic hard rock and heavy metal. I feel it’s super important to be true to oneself and tell stories utilizing the things that interest and matter to me.
So the music I wanted to hear with the main male character Wes McCulloch, is melodic hard rock. Wes drives a souped-up muscle car (mint black 1967 camero will be used in the movie) listening to melodic hard rock songs. In particular, he replays a love mix CD for his girlfriend Julie, now that they are reconvening after 10-years apart.
So I put a search out for the top ranked melodic hard rock songs over the last year. I did my due diligence and listened to hundreds of these highly praised songs from numerous Hard Rock websites. Rian definitely stood out because they have a perfect mix of heaviness and melody.
I just love this type of sound and Rian personifies it beautifully. With “Out of the Darkness“, if you listen to the lyrics they actually could support multiple storyline meaning as to what happens in the movie. For me, it’s a perfect marriage of song & film.
I hope when the audience hears “Out of the Darkness” in Double Vision that it attracts new fans to Rian’s music. In my humble opinion, these guys are something special.”
RIAN stays with one foot in the present and the other on the 80s’ rock scene. The guys spent last year working on their debut album ‘Out of the Darkness’, released July 2017 on MelodicRock Recrords. Filled with powerful well-crafted songs the album received great reception from the press and fans all over the world. Rian’s melodic rock is all about riffs, hooks & harmonies with a gritty edge. All that gives the band their original sound.
Richard Andermyr – Vocals, Guitars
Jan Johansson – Drums
Jonas Melin – Bass
Tobias Jakobsson – Guitars
Video for the title track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=QZYtLyLaw-g
Find out more: www.rianrocks.com