Anthony: Our foundation is Daniel Beck, Rock Rollain, Ivan Schone, and myself Anthony Hoyes. We all met from working with each other in other bands. Dan and Rock were in BloodHaven, Rock and Ivan were in Kult Of Thorn, Rock, Dan, Ivan and myself were all in The Lustmord, and we have all been live members for Green Jelly.
The band started touring in 2010. The founder and leader of the band is Wojtek Balczun. During the final phase of forming the band CHEMIA recorded in Vancouver the extended play “In the Eye” that was the first presentation of the band’s true sound. Partially it was due to the fact that Chemia started its cooperation with the vocalist Luke Drapala who was the perfect complement of the band’s style. In 2012 the band was invited to the Warehouse Studio in Canada to realize their true debut – the long play album “The One Inside”. After that Chemia have launched they tour across Canada and Poland. Last year the band have signed the contracts with the Agency group and at the moment CHEMIA is represented by Ralph James. CHEMIA is one of the most successful Polish bands playing modern rock. Their music can be heard on several Polish radio stations as their singles “Bondage of love” and “Hero” went to the top of the most important rock charts in Poland. What is more CHEMIA can be seen and heard live during various music festivals across Europe and overseas.
International award winning prog-metal supergroup SKYHARBOR announce release date for sophomore album Guiding Lights
The Silverblack is a brand new industrial-metal project formed by the multi-instrumentalist and producer Alessio Nero Argento (already active with his main band NeroArgento and the modern metal act The Stranded as keyboardist, besides being involved in many collaborations worldwide both as a producer, arranger and musician), vocalist Claudio Ravinale (known for being the voice of anger of Disarmonia Mundi, The Stranded and 5 Star Grave) and multi-instrumentalist Zombie Sam (mastermind of the horror metal band Hallowtide and soundtrack composer).
Here is the first single/video from The Silverblack, from the band’s forthcoming self-titled debut album which is tentatively scheduled for an autumn/winter release.
Bad Elephant Music is delighted to announce that ‘In The Head Of A Maniac‘, the debut album from AudioPlastik, will be released on BEM in early 2015.
AudioPlastik, previously known as Alpha Flood/Brave New Sky, is a collaboration between respected guitarist and vocalist Dec Burke (Darwin’s Radio, Frost* and solo artist of this parish), guitarist/bassist Simon Andersson (Darkwater, ex-Pain of Salvation) and Richard West, keyboard player with Threshold. ‘In The Head Of A Maniac’ consists of thirteen anthemic songs with soaring melodies and which aren’t afraid to pack a punch – emphasising the ‘rock’ in progressive rock.
I’m Damien Dockery, drummer, songwriter and founder of BackFoot. The other two members are Pál Hanula (bassist, guitarist, keyboard player and studio engineer), and David Zalinian (vocals). I’m Irish, Pál is Hungarian, and David is Armenian, and we all live in Budapest, Hungary.
Back in Ireland, I had played in bands part-time and for fun, but for a long time after I moved to Hungary, I didn’t have any opportunity to be involved in music. A few years ago, I started to practice again after several years not playing, and eventually started to look for some bands to play with on a part-time basis.
David had a Queen covers band, who were looking for a drummer, and I joined them for a short while on an interim basis. By then I had started to write my own songs, and wanted to record them. David offered to help, and someone else I met recommended Pál as a good studio technician. When I met Pál, he told me he could play bass, guitar, and keyboards on the recordings, and so we began from there.
I’m Teo (a.k.a. Chiral) and I’m the one and only member of this band named Chiral. This project was officially born at the very beginning of 2014 with the release of Chiral’s first demo “Winter Eternal”.
Actually I didn’t choose any genre, I simply write the music I’d like to listen to. Furthermore I don’t like very much to label music genres. I think that it’s a bit restrictive, but however if I have to I like to label my music as “Elite Black Metal”, it sounds very cool, doesn’t it!? hahaha
Anyway my music has many influences from death/black metal, doom, prog rock and a touch of atmospheric.
Foreshadow began in January 2008. It was started with me and our former drummer. We were in a band together, and wanted to move in a different direction. So we started Foreshadow. Over time, like most bands, we have had some line-up changes. Daniel McConaghy came in as our vocalist in 2011, his music experience is performing in his High School Orchestra. Chris Billingsly became our bassist in August 2012. He came to us from another band in the Tampa, FL metal scene. Jon McDonald is our newest drummer. He has a vast amount experience. He was the drum tech for former Morbid Angel drummer Pete Sandoval. He has played in many awesome bands as well.