THE STONE (Ser) / INFEST (Ser) / APA SIMBETII (Ro) / SPINECRUSHER (Ro)

Vineri, 24.02.2012, incepand cu ora 20 in club Fabrica vor concerta trupele mentionate in titlu. Daca esti pasionat de zona black/death, nu trebuie sa lipsesti de la eveniment!

Primele 50 de bilete vor costa 15 lei, urmatoarele urmand sa coste 20 lei. Biletele se pot achizitiona direct in seara concertelor, la intrarea in club. Membrii Romanian Thrash Metal Club beneficiaza de reducere de 50% din pretul biletului.

THE STONE este una dintre cele mai atractive titulaturi ale scenei underground black metal din Serbia, cu o activitate de peste cincisprezece ani, timp in care au lansat cinci albume, mai multe EPuri si compilatii, respctiv un DVD intitulat sugestiv “Live Curse from the East”.

Trupa a debutat sub numele Stone to Flesh, sub care au lansat caseta demo de debut “Serbian Woods”, indelung aclamata de presa si fanii black metal si care a fost lansata ulterior atat sub forma unor materiale pe vinil, cat si ca parte a mai multor compilatii care prezinta activitatea trupei de la inceputuri si pana in prezent. Initial semnatari ai unui contract cu celebrul label german Solstitium Records, ulterior trecand in tabara Folter Records din Berlin si fiind reprezentati in Statele Unite de labelul profilat pe lansarea de produse pe vinil, Diabolist Services Cult din Washington, The Stone este una dintre cele mai active trupe balcanice in materie de concerte, ei sustinand pana in prezent sute de concerte peste tot in Europa, alaturi de trupe importante ca Negura Bunget, Inquisition sau Corpus Christi, de asemenea fiind prezenti de-a lungul timpului in cadrul mai multor festivaluri renumite din vestul Europei.

The Stone au concertat pentru prima data in Romania in anul 2003, la Timisoara, alaturi de norvegienii de la Ancient. De asemenea, cei patru membri ai trupei activeaza in paralel in cealalta trupa legendara a scenei din Serbia, May Result, cu care au concertat acum zece ani in cadrul Deva Rock Camp 2001, ulterior lansand in Romania, prin intermediul Bestial Records unul dintre vechile lor albume. Stilul trupei The Stone, raw black metal, crud si rapid, impletind anti-crestinismul declarat al trupei cu mituri slave din perioada pre-crestina, alaturi de imaginea diabolica a sarbilor, le-a adus comparatia frecventa cu Immortal. The Stone vor putea fi urmariti la lucru, in cadrul unor recitaluri de aproximativ 60 de minute, ca headliner al celor trei concerte de la sfarsitul lunii februarie 2012. www.thestonehorde.com / www.myspace.com/thestonehorde

INFEST din Belgrad activeaza de asemenea de peste zece ani pe scena underground locala din Serbia, timp in care au lansat doua materiale demo, trei albume de studio si un EP. Ultimul album “Everlasting Genocide”, produs in Hellsound Studio din Cehia, sub bagheta lui Honza Kapak de la Avenger si avandu-l ca invitat pe Thebon de la Keep of Kalessin, este o dovada certa a faptului ca Infest este una dintre cele mai atractive trupe extreme din Serbia, albumul fiind un produs credibil, amplu si puternic, destinat atat consumatorilor de thrash metal clasic, cat si celor din zona death metal, o combinatie infernala de death metal sangeros si thrash metal old school in viteza, cu un grunting gutural si feroce, totul impins spre limita brutalitatii extreme, cu texte intunecate si violente.

Desi au concertat sporadic peste tot in Europa in cadrul mai multor turnee si festivaluri de profil, Infest n-a ajuns niciodata pana acum pe scenele din Romania, astfel ca cele trei concerte din luna februarie 2012, alaturi de conationalii The Stone, constituie o premiera care cu siguranta va produce valuri de entuziasm printre fanii genului. www.myspace.com/infestserbia

In deschiderea concertului vor evolua APA SIMBETII (black / death metal) si SPINECRUSHER (old school death thrash metal), ambele din Bucuresti.

Sursa

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ASPHYX live in Bucharest in The Silver Church Club – 26th of April 2012

For the first time in Romania the death/doom icon will put on a great show in The Silver Church Club.

Brought to you by Axa Valaha Productions & Ribcage Booking and promoted by the Romanian Thrash Metal Club, the event has already seen some great interest by the Romanian metal fans.

With tickets starting from 50 lei in advance (about 12Euro) for the first 50 bought, 60 lei after the initial 50 will be sold (about 15 Euro) and 70 lei at the entrance (about 17Euro) the event can be an sold out event.

If interested, you can contact Axa Valaha Productions at axa666@yahoo.com or at tel. 0721.107.776.

I’ve already bought 2 tickets and I can hardly wait for the concert.

LEE SMALL’s “Jamaica Inn” new album launched on 20 January 2012

Lee Small hails from the West Midlands in the U.K, a place that has brought a wealth of talent in rock music & heavy metal gentry, such as Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Robert Plant, Magnum, John Bonham, Slade, Mel & Tom Galley & the voice of rock, Glenn Hughes to name just a few.

Lee started out originally as a bass player in bands at just the age of 14 years and was playing the midlands pub scene at 15. He took up guitar in 1986 and became a vocalist fronting a band for the first time 3 years later, then, quite by accident as the band he was playing in at the time kept losing the vocalist, they all decided to have a go at singing and he ended up getting the job!!

Since then, Lee has been quietly climbing the ladder to success. In the 1990’s Lee fronted UK Melodic Rockers “Pride” and had the opportunity to tour with up and coming bands at the time such as Winger, Skin and Thunder.

In the late 90’s he formed Native Cain with ex-Pride members and released the album “Primitive Soul” with them in 1998. During 2000 he has been involved with Rock legends “Budgie” and Eric Bell’s “Thin Lizzy”. It was not long before Escape Music recognized his vocal talent and Lee features on Escape Music releases Surveillance (“Angelstation”) and Cloven Hoof (“Eye of the Sun”), not forgetting Tom Galley’s Psychofantasy project where Lee sang alongside such people as Tony Martin, Keith Murrell and Glenn Hughes.

More recently Lee took to the mike stand for legendary UK melodic rockers SHY, and has helped create a marvellous piece of music which has received reviews of epic proportions. Lee Small is a name at the forefront of the rock scene at present and what a time to unleash his very own solo outing, an album which is full of surprises. Lee has given us a bluesy rock album that features contributions from Martin Kronlund (Gypsy Rose), Imre Daun (Don Patrol, Gypsy Rose) and Paul Bradder (Saracen). This is Lee at his finest, and this solo outing will see him take his talent to new heights.

Line-up / guests:
All Lead & Background Vocals – Lee Small
Guitars – Carl Anthony Wright, Des Sherwood, Lee Small
Keyboards – Paul Bradder
Bass – Lee Small
Drums – Imre Daun

Martin Kronlund: Guitars (Gypsy Rose)
Imre Daun: Drums (Don Patrol, Gypsy Rose) Paul Bradder: Keyboard (Saracen)

 

Tracklist: 

Jamaica Inn
The Captain’s Quarters
Black Bess
Walk the Plank
Shine A Light
Dead Man Walking
Voyager
I am the sea
Smuggler’s Blues
Waiting for the Hangman
End of the road
The Renegade Accordion Player

The new STRANGEWAYS album “Age Of Reason” was released on 12 december 2011

First of all, I have to say that I’m sorry for not writing any news for such a long time. My job/other projects are keeping me very busy. I hope that with this new article a new, more involved, period will begin.

And now, let’s go on with the news about the album.

On 12th December 2011 we’ve seen the release of Strangeways 8th studio album “Age Of Reason“.

Formed in the early 80’s, Strangeways have been around the block a time or two. Crooked managers, departing singers and a somewhat hostile business have conspired to keep them one of the UK’s best kept secrets.

Even so, 8 studio albums, 1 greatest hits and 1 live album later and they have received much acclaim from fans and the rock press and as if to prove the point, they are still around. Having been support act with the likes of Bryan Adams, The Kinks, Meatloaf, Europe, Glenn Hughes, The Hellecasters, Gino Washington and many more, Strangeways have performed successfully to a varied audience. Reunited last year with American singer Terry Brock and now with the return of bassist David Stewart, Age Of Reason is promising to be a classic Strangeways affair.

Always shrugging off any attempt to pigeon hole them, with influences as varied as Prince, Chilli Peppers, The Tubes, Miles Davis, Hank Williams, Journey, Thin Lizzy, John Prine, Steve Earl, Frank Zappa etc Strangeways have pushed their musical boundaries to mixed reviews but always remained true to themselves and their roots in rock music.

After a brief flirtation with the business for their comeback album “Perfect World” Strangeways have again decided to release Age Of Reason on their own Dangerous Dog Records label and are looking forward to promoting it live in early 2012.

Maybe we will see one of their concerts here in Romania.

Tracklist:
1. The Sentinel
2. Run
3. Playin’ It Ove4. As We Fall
5. Call
6. End Of The D7. Alive Again
8. Silver Moon
9. Frozen
10. Long Road

Label: Dangerous Dog Records