Δευτέρα 28 Νοεμβρίου 2016

Scorching Winter - Victim (2016)

Australia’s female-fronted hard rock/metal outfit Scorching Winter have announced their new album Victim. The record was released on October 29 th , and is available through Bandcamp and iTunes. Their new single “From The Ashes” can be streamed HERE.
Along the lines of bands like Dream Theater, Metallica, and Iron Maiden, Victim is an 8-track
concept album driven by technical instrumentation, soaring vocals, and dark themes. The story
is about a girl who is raped and beaten by a group of men, and saved by a demon who offers
her powers to seek revenge. The only way she can obtain those powers, however, is in exchange for her soul. Key tracks: “The Six Headed Beast” and “Wrath”. Scorching Winter formed in 2012. The band consists of vocalist Tina Papadimitriou, keyboardist Natalie Bellio, guitarist Rafael Katigbak, drummer Nick James, and bassist Glenn Treasure. The band released an EP in 2013 called Peripheral. Earlier this year they released a music video for their song “The Shining,” off the EP (watch that here). Prior to Peripheral they put out a pair of singles, “Leap” and “One You Left Behind”.

“We make music to satisfy ourselves creatively,” says guitarist Rafael Katigbak. “We love
playing our instruments, writing and pushing ourselves to become better musicians and artists.
In as much as we hope our fans like it, we feel that they would appreciate it more if we were
honest with who we are rather than try and make music that we think they want us to make.”

Track Listing:

Chapter I: The Six Headed Beast
Chapter II: On Hands and Knees
Chapter III: From the Ashes
Chapter IV: The Hunt
Chapter V: Hiding in the Shadows
Chapter VI: Wrath
Chapter VII: Devil in the Mirror
Chapter VIII: My Gift, My Curse

On the web:

Σάββατο 26 Νοεμβρίου 2016

Avenford - New Beginning (2017)

Release: 27 January 2017

Avenford was formed by guitarist Peter Szehoffner and guitarist/vocalist Arpie Gamson in Hungary in the summer of 2012.
Initially they started to create music on their own as they got on well from the beginning, both having similar backgrounds, musical ideas and influences which include Masterplan, Jorn Lande, Yngwie Malmsteen and Iron Maiden etc.

A few months later they had enough material written for a full album and with the help of lyricist Zoltan Bako the songs reached their final form.
Soon after Szehoffner and Gamson moved to the UK, they got together in Gamson’s flat and recorded the basic tracks for the first album. It was named after their most epic song “Mortal Price”. The tracks were sent to Denever studios in Hungary for final mixing – it also helped that the studio owners were also huge Maiden fans. The line-up was completed by Pete Jean (drums) and Zoltan Meszaros (bass).

Since then, the band has gone through a few changes but apparently is stronger than ever.
Jivodar Dimitrov joined AVENFORD on drums and Tom Longbottom took over the bass. “New Beginning” was recorded with Roland Grapow (Masterplan) – and it’s stronger, harder and faster than the first one.

Guest musicians: Apollo Papathanasio (Majestic, ex-Firewind) - vocals on “Dead or alive”, Zoltan Marothy (Kiss Forever band) – guitar solo on “Back in time”, Roland Grapow (Masterplan) – guitar solo on “Fury road”, Zoltan Kiss (Iron Maidnem) - vocals on “Dark angel”, Bodor Mate (Alestorm) – guitar solo on  “Mask”, Piotr Sikora (Exlibis)- keyboard solo on “Return to the land of emeralds”

Discography:Mortal Price (2014), New Beginning (2017)


Asphalt Horsemen - Brotherhood (2016)

Release: 13 December 2016

Asphalt Horsemen was formed by well-known musicians in Hungary in 2010. First they led into jams of songs of bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Stone Cherry, Pride & Glory. Soon came up their own ideas of songs which were working out and tested at smaller gigs. The audience reaction was splendid as they felt heavy-load beating of Southern Rock on their skin.

The genre what AH plays fills a gap in the rock music-scale in Hungary, it’s not really found this style among local bands.
In march 2014 their debut album was released which received positive feedbacks from both national and international audiences. The album was nominated as the „best newcomer of the year 2014” by the Hungarian Recording Industry Association – Hungarian Group of IFPI.

After several tours, shows in Hungary, Finland, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania they recorded the second album – Brotherhood – to be released on January 13th, 2017 all over the world. Asphalt Horsemen consists of István Bencsik (drums, backing vocals), Károly Lőrincz (lead vocals, guitars, tambourine), Géza Matyasovszki (guitars, backing vocals), Balázs Megyesi (bass).

Discography: Asphalt Horsemen (2014), Brotherhood (2017) 


Τετάρτη 23 Νοεμβρίου 2016

Frontback - Heart Of A Lion (2017)

Release: 13 January 2017

Are you looking for Sweden's coolest rock band, which also happens to have the coolest frontwoman on the planet, then you should check out the brand new FRONTBACK record "HEART OF A LION"!

After lots of touring both abroad and home FRONTBACK returns with a new follow up to their debut album "Born With A Secret", which was well noticed as a hard rocking album with awesome lyrics, catchy melodies and driving guitar riffs. "HEART OF A LION" is a record that has been developed during two years and has resulted in a even more mature album with so much energy that you can feed of it. "HEART OF A LION" is also the result of a change in the lineup. Finding Koffe (drums) and Jonas (bass) the band started to build a full length album from scratch, throwing all previous material in the trash to make an honest and a fist full of energy new record.

The band is very excited to show all the people "Heart Of A Lion" and front woman Anlo Front, winner of "This Year's Rock Voice" with over 1000 competitors, is delivering even more attitude than ever before so if you already haven't bought the new album, do it now! Because if you like rock at its best you shouldn't be disappointed!

Anlo Front – Lead vocals & guitar
Axel Graneskog - Lead guitar & backing vocals
Jonas Persson- Bass & backing vocals
Kristoffer Stridh - Drums& backing vocals

01. All the Way for Fame, 
02. Dead Man on the Road, 
03. Honest, 
04. Rival Sons, 
05. On and On, 
06. Liar, 
07. Black Night City Light, 
08. Destiny, 
09. Fender, 
10. Remember 


EXCALIBUR: The Celtic Rock Opera of Alan Simon Returns Feat. Michael Sadler, Martin Barre, Maggie Reilly, John Helliwell & Others For Its Next ARENA Tour of Germany in December 2016!

​(Photo credit: Christian Roch)


The legendary story of King Arthur will return to 11 German and 1 Swiss arenas in December 2016 for ALL NEW rock opera! A trailer for the tour can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=e27yccjux1k

The creator of Excalibur, Alan Simon, said this of the tour: “Excalibur is back, with a full orchestra, special guest cast members, an aerial dancer along with King Arthur and Merlin as they battle evil forces. I have written an all new show, with a story set 1000 years after the famous legends we performed in 2011, and everything is ready to be unleashed on new audiences. This is the first Excalibur tour in nearly five years!”

Building on the 2009 shows (to up to 12,000 people per night) and subsequent arena tours in 2010 and 2011 in Germany, this new tour re-unites key members of the Excalibur cast, along with new special guests for an orchestral rock extravaganza expected to thrill and amaze concert goers!

The special guests on this tour include:
Michael Sadler (Saga)
Moya Brennan (Clannad)
John Helliwell and Jesse Siebenberg (Supertramp)
Maggie Reilly (Mike Oldfield Band)
Martin Barre (Jethro Tull)
Eric Fish (Subway to Sally)
John Kelly (The Kelly Family)
Maite Itoiz (Elfenthal)
Roberto Tiranti (Labyrinth)
The Bohemian Symphony Orchestra of Prague
The show will be narrated by acclaimed German actor Micheal Mendl as Merlin the Magician.

2016 Tour dates:
Dec. 01 München, Olympiahalle
Dec. 02 CH-Basel, St Jakobshalle
Dec. 03 Nürnberg, Arena Nürnberger Versicherungen
Dec. 04 Freiburg, Rothaus Arena
Dec. 06 Erfurt, Messehalle
Dec. 08 Stuttgart, Liederhalle Hegelsaal
Dec. 09 Frankfurt, Festhalle
Dec. 11 Dortmund, Westfalenhalle
Dec. 13 Berlin, Mercedes Benz Arena
Dec. 14 Bremen, ÖVB Arena Bremen
Dec. 15 Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena
Dec. 16 Leipzig, Arena

Excalibur released 3 critically acclaimed albums and has finished the fourth album The Dark Age of the Dragon.

Kaos Krew - Returno (2017)

Kaos Krew from Pietarsaari Finland  started as a one man project back in 2005 and has evolved to the six piece band  that it is today.

The band plays “crossover metal” based on heavy riffs with the addition of synthesizers and loops from the industrial scene. 

Kaos Krew has released  3 albums, a live DVD and 2 music videos before. “End my Pride”  is a single from the upcoming fourth full legnth album  “Returno” due to be released in winter 2017. This will be the first album with current lineup.

End My Pride @ Spotify:

Band members:
Zacharias Ahlvik : drums
Göran Fellman : lead guitars
Jonas Kuhlberg : bass
Ulf Skog : guitar
Sven Wannäs : keyboards
Massi Wickman : lead vocals

Δευτέρα 21 Νοεμβρίου 2016

Sunterra - Reborn (2017)

Release date: 20 January 2017

Under the sign of the ancient Egypt goddess Isis, Austrian independent metal legend Sunterra celebrating their reunion. After 10 years absence they’re presenting a new and innovative Output.

Reborn marks the logical conclusion and resurrection of the band and they’re presenting a brand new opus, that is 100 % Sunterra plus a musical progression without forgetting their own roots.

Sunterra combines Industrial Metal, Gothic and Electro with some kind of Dubstep and are creating their own, distinctive sound.

From the beginning: Back in 1998 Sunterra comes to life after the split of the band Virgin Seed. The first band members were Chris Schön (bass), Friedl Schütz (guitar), Lilly (vocal), Elmar (keyboard) and Mick (drums). Together with Christian G (vocal),
Sunterra releases their first album “in diebus illis”, wherefore they founded their own label Tombstone Records.

With this CD Sunterra calls the attention of some promoters and plays live on the Brutal Assault or as support band of Agathodaimon.

After a short interlude Christian G. quits the band and is replaced by Carlos. With his entry the flute is getting one essential element of Sunterra’s sound.

In 2002 the band releases their second album “lost time” together with W.O.B. Records. With this record Sunterra arrests a wide-range attention, especially with their song “out of the dark”, a cover-version in honor of the Austrian Popstar Falco.

Features in big print-magazines as Sonic Seducer or Rock Hard helped the band to achieve concerts with the Gathering, Entwine, or Theatre of Tragedy, and a lot of gigs in Austria, Germany and the former eastern countries.

In collaboration with CCP Records the third album „graceful tunes“ is released 2003, the highest-grossing CD of the band.

Sunterra plays a huge range of concerts across Europe, e.g. the Forestglade Open Air and concerts with Tanzwut, Subway to Sally or Crematory are held in front of an excited audience.

In summer 2006 the band decides to take a break for an uncertain period. In December of the same year Sunterra plays their last concert in front of a sold out venue in Vienna.

2015 Sunterra proclaim on their Facebook-page that they are working on new material with altered lineup. At this period the band members are Chris, Lilly, Carlos and guitarist and programmer Ivan. In the same year Sunterra signs a deal with the German independent label NRT Records and releases the sold out albums again. In august 2016 the Sunterra finishes the recording sessions for their EP “reborn”, showing a progression of the band’s music and sound. As a lyric guideline Sunterra works up the end and reincarnation of mankind. They’re presenting a new and more electronic sound perfectly implemented in the tradition of the band. The new CD “reborn” will be released through NRT Records early 2017.


Κυριακή 20 Νοεμβρίου 2016

DEATH METAL POPE - Harvest (2016)

DEATH METAL POPE is a metal band from Long Island, New York. Formed in 2014, the band has captured a sound and vision that takes influence from all genres of heavy music. The three-piece released their first EP, “Tardus Mortem”, in 2015, a doom-laden offering of depression.

With “Harvest”, released in September of 2016, came a strong shift in sound. The newest offering is as diverse as it comes for a metal band, with changes in tempo, aggression, and dynamic from the first song until the last. It ends with Young Graves, which MetalNexus describes as “Doomy and dark with wailing guitars, hypnotic rhythms, and a massive musical thickness, the seeming cautionary tale is a lumbering, dense ending of epic proportions to this fantastic record.”

Despite their name, there is very little death metal involved. In an era of what seems like too many bands taking themselves much too seriously, the band’s name comes from a string of words with no meaning as a childish display of stupidity. DEATH METAL POPE believes in keeping the spirit of DIY alive by retaining a strong and persistent work ethic. They plan to play anywhere and everywhere they can until they outstay their welcome – and considering their rude, unlikeable temperaments, that will probably come sooner than later. You may be unfortunate enough to see them in your city very soon.

"Harvest" released September 6th, 2016.


Σάββατο 19 Νοεμβρίου 2016

Project Theory - Something Between Us (2016)

Release dates:
10 November 2016 Europe
10 February 2017 USA
10 March 2017 Japan and Rest of the World

"Project Theory" is a Nu-metal, RapCore band from Ptolemaida and Thessaloniki, Greece. Their sound is in the range of metal with clear influences from Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Papa Roach, System of a down, etc., the band is also performing some track covers of these groups over the course of their live performance. The reputation of the band is growing because of the participations in some of the greatest Greek festivals. During the year of 2016, the band singed with the Sliptrick Records from Indiana, USA, and in mid-2016 released their first album titled “Something between us”. The album is available worldwide both in physical and digital form. The LIVE show of the band lasts up to one and a half hour and it’s considered as one of the most energetic Nu Metal LIVE shows in the Greek metal scene.

Some additional informations:
"Project Theory" is a six-person band (2 voices, 2 guitars, bass, and drums). The musical influences of the band are based on the Nu metal and Rapcore sound range with melodic vocals and energetic rap verses mixed with a groovy orchestration. The lyrics of their songs are in English and they are referring to some personal life experiences of the band members, also to some common everyday problems and they are expressing the feeling, the struggling and the difficulties of the modern society.


Lucifer's Friend - Too Late To Hate (2016)

Rock Legends Lucifer's Friend Release First New Studio Album “Too Late To Hate” In Three Decades!

London, UK - Much to the excitement of music fans worldwide, rock legends Lucifer's Friend have released their new studio album titled “Too Late To Hate”! This is the band's first true NEW STUDIO ALBUM since 1981!

Lucifer's Friend reformed in 2015 and since then has been playing high profile festival concerts such as the HEADLINE act on 4 Sound Stage the SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL and at the ROCK OF AGES and LORELEY festivals too. The band features core original members John Lawton (ex-URIAH HEEP), Peter Hesslein and Dieter Horns along with long term members Jogi Wichmann and Stephan Eggert.

'Too Late To Hate'....the new studio album, was recorded off the back of our 'comeback' performance at the Sweden Rock Festival. The impetus we gained after recording 4 new studio tracks for the 'Awakening' album was what we needed. Plus the feedback from the 'Live At Sweden Rock Festival' CD, brought about a feeling that we could take on some 'unfinished business'... Lucifer's Friend has been over the years, mostly encamped in the studio recording material that has stood the test of time... However the new studio album 'Too Late To Hate' with 12 original tracks is a sign that we are still very capable of producing good material and bringing it live on stage.” - John Lawton.

Lucifer's Friend formed in 1970 with their influential and groundbreaking self-titled album, famous among connoisseurs of 70's hard rock. Its heavy and majestic overtones made it a pioneer release in rock music.

The group went on to release six albums in that decade. In 1976 Lucifer's Friend suffered a hard blow when British vocalist John Lawton joined Uriah Heep. The band broke up in 1982 and briefly reformed in 1994 as Lucifer's Friend 2 for the album “Sumo Grip”. Now Lucifer's Friend is back, after 30 years with their highly anticipated new album “Too Late To Hate”!

To purchase Lucifer's Friend “Too Late To Hate”:

Official Website: www.lucifersfriend.com

Τετάρτη 16 Νοεμβρίου 2016

Tygers Of Pan Tang - Tygers Of Pan Tang (2016)

"Once in a while in an band’s career comes a special time, a period where you feel it's all finally coming together and that time I'm proud to say is NOW! The new Tygers album is finished, done and dusted and ready to unleash our 'Tygertastic,' audience. You're gonna love this one, it's a MONSTER......”, Robb Weir, founder and guitarist of Tygers Of Pan Tang, July 2016.

Who would have predicted that 2016 would turn out to be the most productively successful year since their early days for a band whose history stretches back to the birth of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal?  Much has been written about the role the Tygers played in the establishment of the movement and about the comings and goings within the band, but it is safe to say that the current line up brings a creative stability and a shared camaraderie that will keep them together, playing live and making records for some time to come.

The year began the signing of a new record deal with Scandinavia’s premier rock&metal label Mighty Music giving the band the opportunity to record the material they had written and honed in a burst of activity in late 2015. Whilst the band were happy to produce themselves at The Blast Studio in Newcastle they knew that the mix needed a fresh pair of ears.

Mighty Music CEO Michael H. Andersen recommended Soren Andersen/Medley Studio for the mix of the album. Having heard and been impressed by material recorded and mixed by Soren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Mike Tramp) the Tygers sought out his services. Soren was only too happy to work with a band whose credentials were so firmly established. For the mastering, Harry Hess of Harem Scarem fame was the perfect man for the job.

Leaving the music in his capable hands, next stop for the band was South America. Having no idea what reception they would receive they were overwhelmed by the fierce dedication of the fans in Brazil and Columbia, who, in many cases, had waited years for an opportunity to witness the live show. From South America to Europe without a breath and then on to North America where they headlined Chicago’s Ragnarokkr festival. To say they aced it is an understatement and in the words of the promoter ‘The Tygers started the first Ragnarokkr riot because people were so pumped up.

And the new material will be road tested with their first extensive UK dates for many a year. And, as we write, plans for worldwide dates in support of the album are already coming to fruition.

In late August first single “Only The Brave” has been released on 7” vinyl ep with exclusive bonus track “What Do You Say” from the album recording session. A music video for “Only The Brave” is being shot as we speak.

The long awaited comeback album "Tygers Of Pan Tang" has beeen released worldwide Friday 21st of October 2016 on LP, ltd picture LP, CD and through all digital services.

Album Tracklist:
1. Only The Brave
2. Dust
3. Glad Rags
4. Never Give In
5. The Reason Why
6. Do It Again
7. I Got The Music In Me
8. Praying For A Miracle
9. Blood Red Sky
10. Angel In Disguise
11. The Devil You Know

Robb Weir - guitars
Jacopo Meille - vocals
Micky Crystal - guitars
Gav Gray - bass
Craig Ellis - drums & percussion

Album tour 2016/2017
08.10.16 Rotterdam (NL) - Rotterdam Rocks Festival@ Baroeg
09.10.16 Roeselare (BE) - Verlichte Geest
21.10.16 Newcastle (UK) - The Cluny
22.10.16 Wigan (UK) - Old Courts
24.10.16 London (UK) The Black Heart
25.10.16 Bilston (UK) - Robin 2
26.10.16 Hull (UK) – Fruit
27.10.16 Merthyr Tydfil (UK) - The New Crown
28.10.16 Barnsley (UK) - Rock And Blues Venue
29.10.16 Edinburgh (UK) - Bannerman’s
07.01.17 Mangualde (PT) - Hardmetal Festival
03.03.17 Hamburg (DE) - Hell Over Hammaburg Festival
12.05.17 Copenhagen (DK) Nordic Noise Rock Festival


Κυριακή 13 Νοεμβρίου 2016

Veonity - Into The Void (2017)

Release dates:
10 February 2017 USA
10 March 2017 Japan and Rest of the World

The album, called "Into The Void", was produced Ronny Milianowicz (Shadowquest, ex Dionysus) at Studio Seven and mastered at Jens Bogren’s Studio, Fascination Street Recording Studios in Цrebro, Sweden. The idea was to create a genuine and powerful sound that would bring out the best of Veonity’s energetic, glorious and guitar driven Power Metal.

“Into The Void” is a concept album best described as a dystopic, futuristic space saga about the earth, dying due to mankind's greed and a lonely man who escapes into space.


Σάββατο 12 Νοεμβρίου 2016

HMS Keelhaul - Anchord (2016)

Release Date: December 9th 2016

HMS Keelhaul is authentic, melodic and unaffected crew, that plays their own music with their own style, somewhere between heavy- and rock music. Energetic liveshow is bursting from this ship! Hoourraiid!!

HMS Keelhaul was founded in 2013 and they're coming from  Haukipudas, Finland. All of the members in the band have been playing for a long time, but in the current consistence since 2013.
It was clear from the start, that the band wanted to play their own music to the audience, so as the band bounded more and more, they started to take their own songs to the repertoire gradually. As time went by, new own songs came continuously to the setlist.
The bands own music style is somewhere between heavy and rock. The band also thought aesthetic appearance and standing out from the mass and before long they found sea-themed clothing as theme and the same theme can be heard from some of the bands songs.

The band is committed, the group has seen this line of business in different consistences and this is the job that they want to do to the full!

Tomi Kurtti (Vocals)
Markus Lukkarila (Guitar and backing vocals)
Tuomas Puhakka (Guitar and backing vocals)
Janne Korpi (Bass and backing vocals)
Kimmo Korva (Drums)

Album: Anchord 2016 Inverse Records
Ep: Catch You When You Fall (In Love) 2015


Distant Sun - Into the Nebula (2016)

Release: 18 November 2016

Moscow Power Thrashers DISTANT SUN will release their sophomore full-length album Into the Nebula digitally on November 18 via Metalism Records. The album will also be released as a deluxe digipak CD in December. The CD version comes with bonus track "Who's to Blame,' a fun musical departure that has more in common with classics like "Dr. Feelgood" and "Kickstart My Heart."

Following 2015 debut Dark Matter, the new album features a lethal combination of traditional European metal and American style aggression. The lyrics deal with the famous sci-fi and fantasy sagas of Frank Herbert's "Dune" and  J.R.R.Martin's "A Game of Thrones",  as well as D&D, and "Magic: The Gathering" (tabletop games).  Into the Nebula is sure to appeal to fans of MEGADETH, ANNIHILATOR, ICED EARTH and BLIND GUARDIAN.
Alexey Markov - guitars and vocals
Artem Molodtsov - guitars and bass
Erland Sivolapov - drums

Τετάρτη 9 Νοεμβρίου 2016

Tytus - Rises (2016)

 Born in 2014 from the beer soaked brains of former members of punk’n’roll/hardcore bands Gonzales, La Piovra and Eu’s Arse (which extensively toured Europe and USA in the previous decade), Tytus is what you generally call a traveling band, sharing the stage with the likes of Crowbar, Valient Thorr and Castle, touring Italy, France and Spain.

“Rises” (as in Tytus Rises) is their first full lenght release featuring talented German singer/songwriter Conny Ochs and former White Wizzard guitar player Will Wallner.

Release dates:
10 November 2016 Europe
10 February 2017 USA
10 March 2017 Japan and Rest of the World


Τρίτη 8 Νοεμβρίου 2016

Alfredo Gargaro - Various (2016)

Alfredo Gargaro is a multifaceted guitar player and his long awaited full length, featuring some of
the best singers in Hard Rock and Metal, is to be taken as a lesson in Blues driven Hard Rock/Metal.
Do not pigeonhole this work as the typical guitar based studio project, cause this album is simply
an amazing work of beauty, melody and controlled power.

Release dates:
10 November 2016 Europe
10 February 2017 USA
10 March 2017 Japan and Rest of the World


Bad Bones - Demolition Derby (2016)

‘Demolition Derby’ is the fourth album by Italian rockers BAD BONES, the second with the talented
singer Max Malmerenda on vocals and if you dig Classic Rock in its purest and undiluted form you
will love the energy and the attitude poured by the band in those tracks.

The album has been recorded mixed and mastered at Domination Studio in San Marino produced by
Simone Mularoni (DGM, Secret Sphere, Vison Divine) while vocals were recorded and produced by Roberto Tiranti (Labyrinth, Wonderworld) at Gianlupo’s Lair Studio in Genoa.

Release dates:
10 November 2016 Europe
10 February 2017 USA
10 March 2017 Japan and Rest of the World


Δευτέρα 7 Νοεμβρίου 2016

The Kreoles - Psycho (2016)

More than a simple band, The Kreoles is a musical project created and founded by Ivan McSimon, Como-based producer, songwriter and guitar player who previously played with his first band, Dyve – two albums for them, ‘Dust Of An Age’ (2005, Lucretia Records), and ‘Inside’ (2008, UK Division) – gaining some breaks into the Italian and foreign market.
The idea behind The Kreoles took form throughout 2011: the purpose is giving life to a new musical path, in order to cause an almost-new style. The word Kreoles means new creation indeed.
What marks out this band first is the female voice of Valentina Merlo, young singer who is able to combine sweetness with creative energy through decisive cadences and modulations, everything in the belly of songs rooted in rock/metal genre, which is the trademark of this four-piece Italian band.
Ivan McSimon’s olden collaboration included high-famed artists as Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius), Andre Matos (Viper, Angra, Shamaan), Doro Pesch and Blaze Bayley (Wolfsbane, Iron Maiden).
In his new band, McSimon is backed up by Marco Francesco D’Elia on bass and Davide Piccolo on drums: these two guys bring the perfect rhythm section to all McSimon’s pieces.

This flamboyant entity emphasize the well-rendered background of his founder man: from his mighty riffs stand out touchstones with the ones of Iron Maiden and Annihilator.
Rock/metal offered by The Kreoles recalls something singular, a sort of exclusive sub-genre that brush Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘No More Tears’ tricked up with a shimmering female timbre.
One year after the release of their debut ‘Touch The Sun’ (Valery Records, 2014), The Kreoles recently came back in the recording studio to give shape to what will be their second effort.


Τρίτη 1 Νοεμβρίου 2016

Turn Down

The bone-crunching guitar-riffs and heavy grooves in the writing, music & sound of Turn Down can all be traced back to the innovative ideas and creativity of solo-artist H.Galvan.  With an impressive 30+ years of experience playing guitar and rocking in bands Black Rain and Rusted Stone – Galvan decided to take a break from music for family time before coming back to challenge himself to recreate his career in an all-new solo-direction in Turn Down.
Drawing on the intense experience gathered throughout his time in bands, playing live and opening for well-known names like Fuel, Buckcherry and Puddle Of Mudd, and unearthing ideas he’s had throughout his career – the new music he’s making in Turn Down has allowed Galvan to completely explore his own instincts and expression in entirely different ways.  With a distinct hard-rock/alternative rumble and grind – Galvan is now at the helm of the controls, all the instruments and his own destiny as a musician.
With the current single “Facing Tomorrow” and "Strain" already ripping up the charts and making a memorable impact on listeners worldwide – the support for Turn Down has inspired Galvan to continue the adventure at full-speed.  Currently recording, writing and jamming extreme amounts of wild new material from the comfort of his own studio – the ability to create daily has Turn Down turning UP and passionately pushing out rock with real attitude, meaty riffs and genuine rhythms you can feel.  Plans for a full-album are well underway and that next chapter in Galvan’s career is sounding better than ever – Turn Down has all the raw, gritty and innovative riffs & emotion that give true life to the heartbeat of rock.



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