Τετάρτη, 30 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

Catalina Shortwave



As with many rock bands, Catalina Shortwave’s story starts in a basement.  So what’s special here?

Well, for starters, this was a basement in New England, in winter.  Unless you’re well heeled, that means it was very, very cold.  And very, very wet.  That is how Catalina Shortwave started.  Cold, wet, and penniless.  Their first release, 2014’s Repeater, was produced in a chilled basement on the barest of budgets, which is a nice way of saying that everything they used to make it was begged for, borrowed, or stolen.  Repeater was lo-fi and raw, but the band’s songwriting and its strong performances shined.  
Now comes Catalina Shortwave with its second release, Radio Voodoo: Songs from the Dark End of the Dial, an offering that brings together the pluses of professional production with the immediacy and honesty of the best of DIY.

Catalina Shortwave is based in western Connecticut, U.S.A.  Radio Voodoo is a collection of 7 new songs delivered with the band’s characteristic emotional intensity, exploring dark themes of love and betrayal, longing and loss in a manner that is both intelligent and accessible – such as with `Anne Boleyn,’ a punkish rocker told from the perspective of Boleyn’s jilted lover, who mourns her decision to marry King Henry but is not too unhappy that things haven’t worked out for her as planned.  It is a familiar story, but the band turns to history to tell it.



David Rizzo (words and vocals), Martin Stauffer (guitars), Keith Morey (guitars), Roy Scaturo (bass guitar) and John Garvey (drums) all live in or around hilly Ridgefield, Connecticut, where for the past two years they have been creating, rehearsing and recording their music in a roomy log cabin-looking studio in the New England woods.  And when not there, Catalina Shortwave can be caught playing clubs all over their home state and just-within-reach New York City, with occasional junkets elsewhere, bringing their supercharged and riveting live shows to the growing base of rockers, punks, metalheads and even lovers of the blues and soul that are drawn to something fresh and yet familiar in their sound.  To the initiated this comes as no surprise, for Catalina Shortwave are veteran musicians who’ve played in touring disco bands in the 70s (Roy), thrashcore bands a bit more recently (John), and a slew of other known or obscure outfits spanning punk to country-rock to power metal (everyone else). 

As Catalina Shortwave continues to tour the northeastern and mid-Atlantic United States to promote Radio Voodoo, they have been hard at work recording their next release, due early 2016.   New avenues will be explored, they say, both as to themes and to their songwriting.  Radio Voodoo can be purchased online at Amazon.com, iTunes, CD Baby and all other major distribution outlets.  Physical copies of their releases are available at Amazon, CD Baby and at their performances.

Band links:
http://www.catalinashortwave.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Catalina-Shortwave/667144919966061
http://twitter.com/CatalinaShrtwav
https://soundcloud.com/catalina-shortwave
http://www.reverbnation.com/catalinashortwave
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/catalina-shortwave/id886825724?ign-mpt=uo%3D4
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/catalinashortwave

Κυριακή, 27 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

REDWOLVES



REDWOLVES is a four piece rock band from Copenhagen, playing modern Scandinavian power rock.

REDWOLVES (formerly Awesome Mr. Powerwolf) was formed by guitarist Simon Stenbæk and vocalist Rasmus Cundell in 2008 in Sorø. The aim was to play rock’n’roll with modern inspiration, and just having a good time hanging out. The band stopped being active after a year, when the members started playing in other projects.

The band was revived in late 2011 when Simon and Rasmus started writing new material and in April 2012, 3 new members were brought in.
With the new line up in place it was time to rock, and in December 2012 the band played their first concert.





The first release from the band was “Wake Up!”, a demo from 2013, and in 2015 the band released the single “Letting You Go”. Both releases got some very good reviews from international music magazines and blogs.

In late 2014 the band had to change their name from Awesome Mr. Powerwolf to REDWOLVES, due to a controversy with a record label which owns a part of the name.

In August 2015 guitarist Jonathan Lemoine decided to leave the band after considering the high level of ambition the band had reached through the last three years. The band continues as a four-piece rock band.


 

Σάββατο, 26 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

Grenouer



Grenouer, the band that incorporates creative endeavor and unassailable quality, comes from Saint Petersburg, Russia. Fronted by lead signer Andrey ‘Ind’ in liaison with guitarist Alexander ‘Motor’ Grenouer shifted from a conventional extreme metal combo to a brilliant alternative metal& rock outfit, no member of the metal pantheon changes so much and stays true to the score. Seven full-length albums released worldwide, thousands of miles spent on tours, not a single day on hold in about twenty years - today Grenouer is easily recognized by the offbeat balance between low pumping guitar riffs and eloquent delicate vocals with a large harmonic vocabulary. Those tunes are only superficially easy, since songwriting ideas are designated and embellished in different ways to hook up listeners with vibe, allegiance to the melody and artistic sincerity. 

 

Electric Revolution



Electric Revolution is: David Lawson Lead Vocals Guitar. Steve Crucianelli - Bass guitar, Vocals. Josey G. - Guitar. Billie Pulera Drums Vocals. Based in Kenosha, WI, Electric Revolution takes the finest parts of Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Grand Funk Railroad, Mountain, Montrose, Y&T mixed up into a tasty blend that makes their music uniquely current and definitely a sound to call it's own, Prepare for the revolution... the ELECTRIC REVOLUTION!



http://www.electricrevolution.net/
https://www.facebook.com/electricrevolution/?fref=ts

Παρασκευή, 25 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

Neferlight



Neferlight is a Rock Band founded on 2013 by Jose Ramón Sanchiz and Xavi Roncero. Their music is somehow defined by a contrast between light and darkness, with chords full of colours, melodic and deep ambiance parts versus rhythmic riffs and bright powerchords, what confer a characteristic and distinctive sound overall, adding a wide vocal range performance and very defined guitar solos.

Stories in the songs are sometimes like tales, like movies, and others are direct messages about life, and own experiences, with rage, sadness, happiness, hope… and of course, love, everywhere… some others are cryptic metaphors to be interpreted by the listeners.

JR and Xavi met in a covers band in 2009, and soon they felt a depth musical link, and started to compose and write together, so in 2013 they founded Neferlight as a band with all this growing own repertory.

They started to gather some of their compositions to bring out a new album. In 2014 they presented to the Global Rockstar Contest 2014, with more than 4000 worldwide contestants, with the song "Regrets No More". After the clasification stage, they won the countries stage of the contest, and was nominated as the National Winner for Spain, and announced with the rest of the winners as part of a live show on 4 November at the ORF Radiokulturhaus in Vienna, which was shown worldwide via webcast.




Along the 1st half of 2015, they were working hard in composing, recording, mixing and producing their album debut, with the title of "Beyond Imagination", under their own record label DarkSight Studios. The album was officialy released worldwide in digital format on May 27th 2015, on the channels iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and Youtube, and later, in June 16th in physical format.

Xavi is from Elda, and JR from Monovar, two neighboring and close small towns in Alicante (Spain), a place where music is a big and ancient tradition, and they both were born in families with older musicians. Influenced by that baggage, each one began as musicians since childhood, and now they work together to bring the world a tiny touch of light among the darkness, a truly “Nefer” light that comes from the depth of their souls. 



 

SUPER VINTAGE



SUPER VINTAGE is a classic rock band from Kavala city, Greece.
Formed in February 2012 under the name HUSH 'n RUSH THEY started as a cover band playing songs of classic rock bands from the 70 's.

After many live performances in the local area they started recording their own songs in May 2013.

Stavros Papadopoulos,lead singer,guitarist,songwriter and producer had already written and published many Classic rock/Hard rock songs recorded at his
FREEROCK RECORDING STUDIO
Panagiotis Zabourlis on the guitar,
Lazaros Simitsis on the drums-percussion and
Panos Karathanasis on the bass,experienced musicians who already had played
with many greek bands,boosted songwriting with their high class playing so there were
3 disc releases until September 2014

in BANDCAMP:
KICK OVER THE TRACES-July 2013
DOGS 'N VULTURES-June 2014
TALES NEVER TOLD(Acoustic)-September 2014
In September 2014 George Filopelou joined the band
playing the bass and they recorded and RELEASED

WELCOME TO THE SLUM in November 2014.
In June 2015 the band signed a contract with
GROOVEYARD RECORDS NY USA changed their name TO SUPER VINTAGE
and their new albums are gonna be released by the company in the mission of keeping CLASSIC ROCK ALIVE!



SUPER VINTAGE is considered
one of the most productive-high class classic rock bands ever formed in their country.

They have been described from many European rock
WEB-ZINES as the greek revival of bad-ass old school Classic rock/Hard rock
and IN 2013 they have been noticed by CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE UK which
included a song from their first album in April's 2014 issue CD compilation mentioning:
''A young,unknown band from Greece,they effortlessly channel classic hard rock heroes of the 70's.''


http://supervintage.wix.com/supervintage
https://www.facebook.com/supervintagerock/timeline

Πέμπτη, 24 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

Winter's Verge

Winter's Verge: Melodic Power Metallers  
unleash the beautifully dominant brand new "IV" album




Winter's Verge formed in the year 2003 on the small but majestic island of Cyprus. Their prevailing sound consisting of epic atmospheric, bold riffs and authoritative vocals has gained them fans worldwide, secured them spots on multiple Europe tours and international album releases. "IV" is their fifth studio album and it has blown the minds of the fans and the press.

Winter's Verge was founded by frontman George Charalambous and master of the keys Stefanos Psillides in the city of Nicosia. Their line up gradually became bigger with guitarist Pericles Mallopoulos joining the ranks and from that point on they new exactly what their musical destiny was.

Their latest addition to their discography titled "IV" will secure this legacy for the renowned Power Melodic band from Cyrpus. In this album you can hear the big Symphonic stylings of Nighwish, the Stratovarius-esque melodies and the powerfulness of Blind Guardian.



https://www.facebook.com/WintersVerge/?fref=ts
https://twitter.com/wintersverge

Methane


Methane formed in 2012 by brothers Tim Scott (Revenant/HatePlow) and Dylan Campbell and Tim's long time friend and guitarist Jimi Masterbo. They quickly recruited drummer Andreas Strom and released an E.P. single ,entitled 'Southern Metal' , in 2014. 
Methane spent  2014 /15 touring for it's 'Southern Metal' EP single. Playing in Sweden, Norway and the U.S.A. including The Rage of Armageddon thrash festival in Brooklyn NY and headlineing Metal Inferno festival in Kramfors Sweden.

Methane is now touring for it's single entitled 'Spit on Your Grave '. The single is available for download and streaming on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify ect. The single is a precurser to a full legnth album that the band is currently recording. 

Touring info 2016 : 
Euope
January / February 2016
With Cryonic Temple Confirmed 
01/29 Oslo Norway
02/05 Stockholm Sweden
02/13 Halmstad Sweden
( more dates TBA)

Methane:
March 
4-5 reserved for festival TBA Sweden

April
Now booking Sweden 
30/04 reserved for festival TBA Sweden

June (pending) U.S. tour 
Methane is fueled by:
Tim Scott - Bass and Vocals
Jimi Masterbo - Lead Guitar
Dylan Campbell - Guitar, backing Vocals
Andreas Strom - Drums

Σάββατο, 12 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

The Monarch Slaves


The Monarch Slaves were founded in the summer of 2014 in Kansas City MO with the remaining members of The Broken Divide joined forces with the lead vocalist of Branded Fate. With the addition of a couple of key members began writing melodic hard rock/metal music. With the release of their debut album "Writing on the Wall" the Monarch Slaves are ready to share their music with the world!
 

Παρασκευή, 11 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

Aftereffect



Aftereffect were found in 2009 in Greece by Alexander and Nicolas.
Back then the band's name was Pitch Black Rosa under which they played couple of live shows. Due to being envolved with other projects at the time, the band wasn't very active but they kept writing and evolving the songs and the style recording some demos.
In 2013 began a new era for the band. Maria was added to the band's line-up as the lead singer and Constantine had taken the drummer's position and the band decided to change the name into something more suitable for their current style that had evolved into a more electronic oriented rock/metal. And so the band was reborn under the name Aftereffect.
Straight after the band started the production of two songs for the upcoming single "Free Your Mind" at Soundscape Studios in Limassol,Cyprus with Chris Charalambides as the producer. The single has been released digitaly in May of 2014 together with the video clip for "Free Your Mind".
Recently the band started the production of their first debut album and filmed a new video for the song "Heart On Frenzy".
Now they are producing their first album which it will gonna be realeased in the middle of 2016.


https://www.facebook.com/aftereffectofficial/?ref=hl
https://twitter.com/_aftereffect_
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/aftereffect2
https://www.reverbnation.com/aftereffect3
https://myspace.com/aftereffect.official

Τρίτη, 8 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

Scarecell



Scarecell is releasing their first extended play ’New Horizons’ on 4th of December. The 5-man band from Helsinki, Finland is combining aggressive metal with melodic arena rock. Catchy melodies and strong electric influences are helping Scarecell to stand out from other metal bands in the scene.

’New Horizons’ is taking another step on the group’s journey and is the 2nd release after ’Empire Falls’, a single from earlier this year. The EP is introducing different sides of the band and it is mastered by Pontus Helm (Dead By April).

Vocalist Petja Haapaniemi commented on the tracks:

#1 Buried Alive
This is probably the heaviest track of the album. It’s one of the first ones I wrote since we founded Scarecell. At the time I was quite frustrated with my composing and analyzing too much of it. The song turned out to rely much on it’s simpleness and aggressive sound. Lots of energy to start off the album.

#2 The Fire (We Start)
I think this one sums up pretty well the idea of our band and what our music is about. We did a lot of work with the mixing and the atmospheric parts of the song. The energy also stays there with some nice melodies. The song is about emotions and having the courage to brace them in our lives. We should take the chances before it’s too late.

#3 Lay Down Forever
Definitely the ”radio song” of the EP. It should be clear why after listening to it… We wanted to bring out the vocals on this one while keeping it still quite heavy. The song tells about someone I lost some time ago. It’s one of my favorites.

#4 Reach
We worked on this song for quite a while and it has grown really well since the first versions. Fast paced, huge energy from the beginning till the end. Really keeps it going and is much fun to play. The song tells about finding the place in your life where you can feel free and look forward. It’s a good ending for the album.

Scarecell:
Petja Haapaniemi, vocals
Juhamatti Kauppinen, rythm guitar
Petri Inkinen, drums
Henri Vuorenmaa, lead guitar
Joel Vakkila, bass




Δευτέρα, 7 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

Bloodlash


Bloodlash was founded in late 2011. Formed in Morelia, México when the rule of thumb leaned towards thoughtless violence, and dedication and creativity marked the exception, Bloodlash began as an act of rebellion within that context. While Bloodlash’s music displays aggression, they try their hardest to make it a force for creation and to build awareness rather than for the mere purpose of aimless destruction. 

One could describe Bloodlash as Progressive Post-Metal, but the label hardly does justice to the experiment. Their directive is to always challenge themselves as musicians and artists, trying to make well-crafted music that feels fresh. Playing in-your-face energetic live shows, the plan is to challenge indifference and inspire others in the same way that the bands and idols they grew up with inspired them.


Bloodlash feeds from the influence of bands like The Ocean, Mastodon, Lamb of God, Karnivool, A Perfect Circle, Tool, Opeth, Dog Fashion Disco, Intronaut, Ghost, Children of Bodom and various Soundtracks. Having received encouraging reviews from media outlets such as MetalSucks regarding the future of Bloodlash, and receiving comparisons to Between the Buried and Me, they have all the fire within and the dedication to their craft to get far. 

Rain EP is released digitally December 21st 2015 by Inverse Records



https://www.facebook.com/Bloodlash
https://twitter.com/bloodlashrocks
http://bloodlash.bandcamp.com/
http://inverse.fi/wordpress2/sample-page/bloodlash/

Κυριακή, 6 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

Spartan



Founded in 2007, Spartan is a one of a kind band. Influenced by various styles of metal, they bring forth powerful and pounding yet melodic tunes. Inspired by tales of ancient Greek mythology, their songs are themed with heroic battles, heroes, gods and demi-gods, and rich with symphonies of times past. They are characterized by the strong vocal lines, in which epic storytelling plays a major part. This is what makes Spartan stand out among other current metal bands, and an experience you won't soon forget!

   

Σάββατο, 5 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

Proll Guns



YEE HAW ! The Thrash Cowboys are coming ! The three villains look like they just crawled out from a filthy hole in the middle of texas , although they have nothing to do with western as you know it !
The selftiteled „ROCK ´N ´WESTERN ROLL METAL „ might have blown billy the kid or even jesse james out of their worn out boots ! Groovie sounds paired with hard as a rock riffs and growled vocals , this combination will kick everyones ass . The guys can offer special kind of a live western-show . The three whisky soaked dudes not only fascinate with their right in your face attitude , they will bring heat into the crowd with their smoking hot saloon girls who will drive the audience crazy !
With some thrashed up classic western tracks like the right and the left hand of the devil , the four humanized jack daniels drinking machines , offer a awesome western sound in metal clothes to their audience ! The first official music video to HEADSHOT was released in february 2013 their 10 track debut cd AND WESTERN BLOOD RUNS followed on November the 22nd, 2013 and was sold via Recordjet.
After a long search , the cowboys signed a recorddeal with the german independent label NRT-RECORDS , and agreed to a longtime cooperation . To get a sneak peak of the upcoming album Horseflesh BBQ , NRT-RECORDS released the EP FUCKING TROUBLEMAKER in summer of 2015 , and a related musicvideo aswell.


Finally: Dezember will be the month for all their loyal die hard fans to get the second LP Horseflesh BBQ ! The new album will be performed live for the first time at a release concert on December the 11th. the album was mixed and mastered by danish producer Tue Madsen , who also worked with bands like EKTOMORF or SICK OF IT ALL . HORSEFLESH BBQ will be in stores in january 2016 .
Get ready for a Trip
... From Texas To Hell and Back !

Proll Guns:
Evil Ed – Lead Vocals & Bass Guitar
The Burner – Vocals & Guitar
Cra „“Y“ Maker - Drums 
Saloon Girls:
Miss Candy Rose  & Miss Sherly Colt

Style:
Thrash Metal Western Thrash ‚N’ Roll
Releases:
And The Western Blood Runs (Album) 2013 (Selfreleased)
Fucking Troublemaker (EP) - May 2015 – NRT-Records
Horseflesh BBQ (Album) 2016 NRT-Records


Weblinks:

The Gloria Story



Where bands like Graveyard or Rival Sons explore and reinvent the heavier stuff from the 70′s, old school rockers The Gloria Story focuses on the more party oriented sounds of that same decade. The Gloria Story is a mashup of punk rock attitude with hard rock energy – always with an analouge feeling, a humorous twist and a dark soul. The Gloria Storys debut album “Shades of White” instantly hit the #1 spot on Swedish rock charts upon it’s release in june 2011. The band has also been awarded with a platinum disc for 20.000 sold copies of “OH NO (2010)”.

The concept of mixing flamboyant posing with high energy rock and roll and pure entertainment has made The Gloria Story into one of the most promising Swedish touringmachines in recent years. With 200+ shows opening for bands like Thin Lizzy and Gilby Clarke, and touring festivals like Sweden Rock Festival and clubs all over Europe The Gloria Story is on the edge of making it big. All the way, from their humble beginnings in 2009, TGS has had a genuine and honest lo tech, old school sound that has amazed audiences wherever the band has played. This is truly re-invented and re-grooved 70′s rock. The Gloria Story is a quick fix that probably won’t save the whales or the rain forrest – but most likely your next party!


 

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