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Inverse Records, Secret Entertainment & Metal 1on1

is proud to present a welding heavy rock act,

with their third full-length release << Do or Die >>

FFO: Deep Purple, Dio, Rainbow, Judas Priest,

Iron Maiden, Classic Rock/Heavy Metal & Progressive Rock


Band: Wishing Well

Home: Finland (Helsinki)

Style: Heavy Rock

Title: Do or Die

Type: Full-length

Release: 13th March 2020

Runtime: 48:05

Label: Inverse Records / Secret Entertainment

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑: 𝕲𝖚𝖎𝖙𝖆𝖗 & 𝕭𝖆𝖘𝖘: An mixture of both crazy/classic rock & heavy metal licks, with energetic guitar riffage, flashy fret-board solos, -Esque John Lord playing style performed on a Hammond organ that is roaring & distorted, with solid pickings of the bass licks.

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑: 𝖁𝖔𝖈𝖆𝖑𝖘: Intoxicating mighty/epic dark and raspy vocals

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖗𝖚𝖒𝖘: Powerful and hard-driving [engertic/catchy] drumming with tempo beats

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖁: 𝕺𝖛𝖊𝖗𝖆𝖑𝖑: Do or Die, don't just deliver us with ten tracks of over forty-eight minutes of pure classic rock/metal soundtrack, but a deliverance of a mixture of traditional rock and metal, but elements of progressive rocks acts like Rush & ELP, are thrown into the mix.


After discovering Wishing Well, both the band and their Do or Die album, should not be missed, I recommend both band & album to any hard rock, metal or progressive rock fan. This Holy Diver gem of various compositions of power, passion and energy, brilliant song-writing, with excellent musicianship/craftmanship.


A Heavy Rock fusion of Deep Purple, early-Rainbow, Dio, Rush/ELP that is beautifully

welded together of super-energetic -fresh -raw -new, but creating a specific trademark of their own.


There's the super-energetic, unapologetic opening track and first single "Do Or Die", the metal anthem "We Shall Never Surrender", radio-friendly hard rock track "Lost In The Night" and sinister doom metal number "The Gates Of Hell". "Sermon On The Mount" is an epic song with biblical lyrics whereas "Live And Learn" is a beautiful and robust power ballad, finishing off with (last track) a beautiful & powerful ethereal track "Cosmic Ocean", which features classical guitar and flute, which finish the album off, like a divine blacksmith, finishing off the final touches of his divine creation!

[Wishing Well]


*full of epic energy*

* entertaining* *powerful & magical* * a true masterpiece*

Divine Blacksmith


Welding Heavy Rock

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁: 𝕬𝖗𝖙𝖜𝖔𝖗𝖐: The artwork is showing a divine blacksmith, creating the cosmos/heavenly celestial & the gates of hell, but -Esque early days of Rainbow ('76 Rainbow Rising album) & (especially) Dio's Holy Diver' artwork

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑: 𝕺𝖚𝖙𝖘𝖙𝖆𝖓𝖉𝖎𝖓𝖌: Where do I begin?

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖎𝖘𝖑𝖎𝖐𝖊: none


Anssi Korkiakoski (guitar)

Rafael Castillo (vocals)

Juha Kivikanto (drums)

Arto Teppo (Hammond organ)

Rick Becker (bass)


#01. Do Or Die (04:03)

#02. Made Of Metal (03:30)

#03. We Shall Never Surrender (05:05)

#04. Sermon On The Mount (05:55)

#05. Lost In The Night (05:02)

#06. Homeless Soul (05:41)

#07. Live And Learn (04:19)

#08. To Be Or Not To Be (04:38)

#09. The Gates Of Hell (06:02)

#10. Cosmic Ocean (03:50)


Chasing Rainbows (2016)

Rat Race (2018)

Do or Die (2020)

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