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"Powerplay Magazine (U.K.)"

“HEAD OVER HEELS is a slick piece of work, the singer has a wonderful voice and the band know how to make decent melodic rhythms, defintely enjoyable” - Neil Daniels, Issue 02/2009

"Fireworks Magazine (U.K.)"

“The material on HEAD OVER HEELS is a collection of very pleasant, well played, nicely produced radio friendly rock; trippy, laid-back music for a long drive on a summer's day. This band could quite happily be on heavy rotation on American radio: in the good old days, MTV would have loved this band.”
- John Tucker, Issue March/April 2009

"Dayton Daily News (U.S.A.)"

"This Austrian band traffics in a no-frills brand of music that draws from both classic late '60s rock and modern indie rock without showing full allegiance to either era. "Leave," "Something to Say" and other tracks are buoyed by strong melodies and infectious choruses." - Donald Trasher, Issue 12/13/2008

"Strutter'zine (NL)"

"Happily, the whole CD sounds very strong and in the end the band took me by surprise with this great CD release that is highly recommended to any fan of female fronted AOR/Poprock!" - Gabor Kleinboesem, 12/2008

"Beau Hill, Producer (U.S.A.)"

"Cornerstone caught my attention with their excellent material, an unusual focus on arrangement details, and progressive melodic hooks… sounds like the recipe for a hit to me!"
- Beau Hill

"Real Sound Theory (U.S.A.)"

“The music is surprisingly original considering...'Ready to Go' with its guitar solo as good as anyone else’s, “Crises” a perfect rock ballad straight from the like of The Cranberries (without the Irish warble), and 'Changed' which should be on every indie radio station in the nation." - Joseph Bridge, 02/2009

"Dennis Stratton, Iron Maiden/Remus Down Boulevard (U.K.)"

"This Band is very good and very, very tight." - Dennis Stratton

"Steve Price (Radio ARFM, U.K.)"

"A fabulous band from Austria!" - Steve Price

"Rock City Magazine (DE)"

"A mixture out of AOR like Journey, Asia and Toto with a female voice" - Jens Reimnitz, Issue 92

"Big Cheese Magazine (U.K.)"

"Rock, Pop and Indie with a big dose of AOR, big guitars and big vocals, destined for US-Airplay!" - Eugene Butcher, Issue 112/2009


Street Date 10/14/08 (U.S.A.), 10/21/08 (Europe)
Genre: Rock/Pop/Indie - AOR (Adult Orientated Rock)
Label: ATOM Records (U.S.A.), Cat. No. ATOM1508
UPC 634479854941

"Fade Away", "Ready To Go", "Regret", "Changed" and "Crises" have got reviews and airplays of more than one hundred radios and magazines wordwide.



Austria may be known as the classical music capital of the world, but make no mistake, Cornerstone is here to rock. Carina Sethaler (Vocals, Guitar), Michael Wachelhofer (Bass, Keyboards, Vocals), Steve Wachelhofer (Guitar, Vocals) and Martin Key (Drums, Percussion) signed a record deal with US-label ATOM Records and have released their debut “Head Over Heels” in the same year. Following the release, the band was introduced of more than one hundred magazines and radio stations worldwide. Beautiful melodies, big guitars, a melodic bass and sad-aggressive lyrics about the small and big topics of this world quickly inspired the public, particularly in the U.S.A. and the U.K..

Some of the songs from the new CD are included in the motion-picture soundtrack for the film “Little Alien,” which will be shown in all Austrian cinemas and on television in spring 2009. The band‘s focus is nevertheless on the Anglo-American market. Cornerstone has won the “Next Big Thing Contest,” sponsored by Alternative Addiction, in March 2008 and had a No.1 hit on Chungardio Statesides. In the United Kingdom the band had a very successful tour in the fall of 2008, followed by reviews and interviews in the most important rock’zines (Powerplay, Fireworks, Classic Rock, etc.) and appearances on UK-Radio (f.e. in the Steve Price show/Radio ARFM). Cornerstone will be embarking on a follow-up tour through the UK in the spring (including the Z Rock Festival in Dudley, together with Ted Poley and John Waite/Ex-Bad English, Ex-Babys), and a longer series of concerts stateside is in the works for summer 2009.