This band won the contest to be the first unsigned artist to be featured on the cover of the Rolling Stone magazine. From the prairie city of Saskatoon, Canada come the Sheepdogs, 4 young gentlemen who revel in the joy of rock n roll so wholeheartedly, it's downright contagious. Sporting the long-haired looks of their musical forefathers, the lads make the most of their 2 guitars, bass and drums combo.
Black Rainbows Formed in 2005. They Started as a joke to have fun with some heavy psychedelic, stoner, desert tunes. But after recording their first full length “Twilight in the Desert” they were picked up from Longfellow Deeds Records (a French Rock Label site in Paris). In these years, they continue to smarten up their sound with a dozen live shows, sharing the stage with many cool bands; like Dead Meadow, Black Mountain, Los Natas, Witchcraft,White Hills, Michael Davis from MC5, Vic Du Monte’s Persona Non Grata and Alfredo Hernandez from Kyuss.
The band started out as What About Frank? in 2004 in Red Bank, New Jersey. During their career as What About Frank? they were twice recognized as Best Live Band at the Asbury Music Awards. They played many many shows including the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City, the Van's Warped Tour, The Great Bamboozle Festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and South by Southwest. Their debut self-titled release was one of the top-selling albums in local retail, and received airplay on both satellite and commercial radio.
ROYAL THUNDER (Mlny Parsonz – bass / vocals, Josh Weaver – guitar, Jesse Stuber - drums) is a haunting rock band that lures listeners in with their dark rhythms and soulful vocals. The band formed in 2007 and self-recorded and released a seven song EP in late 2009. Royal Thunder released follow up to their self-titled debut entitled 'CVI' in the spring of 2012. The album encompasses soulful, bluesy, southern styles of music.
The Last Shadow Puppets is a band that consists of Alex Turner of Sheffield band Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane of The Rascals. They released their debut album, The Age of the Understatement, on the 21st April 2008 in the U.K., and 6th May in the U.S. The album also features James Ford (producer and half of the duo Simian Mobile Disco) and string arrangements from Owen Pallett a.k.a Final Fantasy. The album went straight to number one in the U.K. Albums Chart.
The Devil's Blood (http://thedevilsblood.com) is an occult rock band from the Netherlands formed in 2006. "We will serve you with what can best be described as a Satanic Ritual in which crowd participation becomes pivotal. You will wear our blood, you will taste our hunger, you will devour our spiritual release. Although far above you and unattainable for you in the current stages of your evolution, We, the acolytes of His immortal will, welcome you to join us in a night of violence, substance abuse, love and hate.
Hailing from Cold Harbour in Gravesend, Kent, and signed to the Nettwerk label in early 2008, TOM ALLALONE & THE 78s released their debut single ‘Hell Hath No Fury’ in November, attracting many rave reviews: "This impeccably dressed troupe plays blisteringly energetic and classic rock'n'roll (think Elvis Costello and The Attractions covering Billy Fury by way of The Godfathers), and does it very well indeed too." THE TIMES
Big Linda is 22 year old Rob Alder (born in Bishop Stortford, “a singer who genuinely looks like a young Jim Morrison” – Sunday Times), Patrick Murdoch (born on the Wirral, grew up occasionally in Hong Kong, a guitarist who shreds his strings by playing them with a drumstick), Vezio Bacci (born in Rome, epicurean and bass sophisticate) and Geoff Holroyde (born in Peterborough, hair by Rock Manes Inc, a ringer for the Muppet’s Animal) and their story goes like this: Holroyde bumped into Murdoch at Metropolis Studios where they decided to jam together.
There are at least five artists called Brutus: - 1, a hardcore band from Asturias, Spain. Formed in June 2008, Brutus gave their first show one month later. From then onwards Brutus has released a self-titled EP in July 2009, recorded at KTC Domestic Productions which was presented in numerous places, mainly in the north of Spain, sharing stage with bands like For the Glory or Avenues and Silhouettes. Brutus has announced that they will release a new work in February 2012. We don't know the title yet, but it is taken for granted that this new album will please all their fans.
Formed in the old wastelands of witchery and paranoia, Cambridgeshire band Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats deliver the new sound of 60s terror. This popular beat combo crawled from its secluded hideout in 2009 to record their debut album, 'Vol. 1' for Killer Candy Records. With a limited release in 2010, the album was warmly received with the track 'Witches Garden' appearing on a Classic Rock Magazine cover CD. The band also drew the attention of Leif Edling from legendary doom band Candlemass, who would later recommend them to Lee Dorrian at Rise Above.