In 1988 after sending in only one demo song AXXIS were signed to EMI Electrola. The debut album "Kingdom of the Night", 1989 which was already released in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia and the USA sold 100 000 copies immediately. It became the best selling debut album by a Hard Rock band in Germany in 1989. "Axxis II" marked a similar huge success in 1990, followed by the authentic and energetic live release "Access All Areas" a year later. The ambitious "The Big Thrill" became a best seller in 1993.
Black Flag is an American hardcore punk band formed in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, California, United States, largely the brainchild of Greg Ginn, the guitarist, primary songwriter and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes. Keith Morris was their original lead singer. He left the band suddenly in 1979 to form the well-known band, Circle Jerks. Ron Reyes was the second singer for the band, but decided to leave the band not too long after. Dez Cadena would be their next singer, but switched to second guitar when they found fourth and final singer Henry Rollins in Washington D.
Lewd Acts are one of San Diego, CA's best kept hardcore secrets, but not for long... Lewd Acts' brand of raw noise reeks of true soul and stunning originality. Opting to embrace their pre-1988 punk and hardcore influences, they shun metal tendencies of today's hardcore scene. Vocally crooning and sonically winding their way through each song in ways that are continuously moving and exciting. A release history: Lewd Acts released their demo in 2005, a recording that garnered enough interest to come out as a 7"EP just a few months later.
In October of 2009, In Perfect Silence were born. Epic, powerful, passionate and emotionally inspired: With their unique breed of melodic driven Metal, the band has embarked upon a quest to conquer the world of music. With their undying love for music, and in their relentless desire to share it with the people of planet Earth, In Perfect Silence have vowed not to rest until all have succumbed to their expressive blend of hard rock and metal.
There is more than one band by the name Rhapsody: 1) Rhapsody (now known as Rhapsody of Fire) is a symphonic power metal band from Italy, but have been "on hold" since 2008. A new album has been announced, "The Frozen Tears of Angels", billed for release in March. They incorporate classical music, baroque and power metal styles. The classical influences include such composers as Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Niccolò Paganini, and Antonin Dvořák. Their songs are also heavily influenced by power metal in general and their lyrics are fantasy-themed.
Dicepeople is a musical project created by Matt Brock. Dicepeople was originally set up in London, UK in the mid-90s as an electronic side project when Brock was more heavily involved with industrial acts Noise Union and Replikator. In 2008, however, Brock transformed Dicepeople into his primary musical project and, with it, aimed to go beyond pure electronic music. The tagline for Dicepeople is 'dark electronica for the body and mind' because Brock's aim is to create music that combines driving beats with evocative and emotionally engaging harmonies and melodies.
Wie zegt dat de Nederlandse bandscene weinig te bieden heeft, heeft Atreides nog niet gehoord. Deze formatie van vier jongens en een zangeres staat garant voor bijzonder energieke live performances waarbij zowel publiek als band compleet in de muziek opgaat. De nummers doen in sfeer en toegankelijkheid denken aan Alter Bridge of Paramore, maar met gitaarsolo’s die variëren tussen Eddie van Halen en John Mayer. Ook weerklinkt af en toe de kalme, volle sound van Angels & Airwaves, maar toch staan veel nummers zo stevig als een huis in de stijl van Extreme of Story Of The Year.