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.
Critically Acclaimed Avant Garde Proggers Corvus Stone Return With Highly Anticipated 2nd Album Corvus Stone II, Featuring Special Guest Appearances by Sean Filkins, Phil Naro & German Vergara.
Corvus Stone is best known as an Avant Garde Studio Prog band featuring members from all over the globe. The band has been very busy since the release of their critically acclaimed debut album in 2012.
Like the first album, Corvus Stone II will feature a jam packed 80 minute CD once again housed in a beautiful Digipak with a colorful booklet both designed by Sonia Mota. The CD will feature 16 glorious tracks to spark ones imagination and even satisfy unbelievers that Corvus Stone is a force to be reckoned with and is here to stay.
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The band Hard Tension was started in 2011 by Paulo Santos, the guitar player, in Portimão (in the Algarve region of Portugal). The band has a classic heavy-metal fell combined with influences from classical music and fast riffs.Bio: Hard Tension began when Paulo (our guitarist) started to write the songs that would later be on the Perception EP.
But he soon realised that the music was worth to be played live and he asked Migas to join him. Later they got together with Tião Costa and Carlos Luz who had similar influences and started the band Hard Tension.
We met playing in a pop band called ‘the reclusive barclay brothers’ around 2011 – we all acted as backing musicians. It turned out that myself (Dan) and Gary really enjoyed the same music so we started jamming around in our spare time, then involved Hannah as she showed similar musical interests too. The original idea was just to record music that we enjoyed to listen to, at the time we didn’t really consider that we would end up doing this as our main creative outlet.
Bio: God Mode was formed in 2013 by five friends who were in search for playing metalcore. Band members are;
Berkay Üner; Vocals
Togay Çalıkoğlu; Guitars
Tayfun Deniz; Guitars
Hakan Dinçer; Bass
Ali Erdem Uzunay; Drums
All of the members were actively playing in various Izmir metal bands in the past years. And we were close friends, as well.
The harmony between Tayfun and Togay and the will to make music together gave the inspiration to form God Mode. Incorporating Berkay, Hakan and Erdem, God Mode took its final shape.
Bio: Overdrive was formed whilst still at secondary school back in 1977 yes 1977!! By myself Tracey (Lead guitar) and Ian (Bass guitar) Scratch (Drums ) and Steve (Vocals) all so joined the band and were all school pals and the same age.
We released our 1st EP On the run / Nightmare / Stonehenge which was self-financed in 1980.
We only released 500 copies – only 100 in a picture sleeve – and these soon sold out. This is now an extremely rare EP and was bootlegged by Brazilian record label phoenix Records on blue vinyl.
Equisa is a dutch band making powerful metal songs with a progressive edge, female vocals and lots of ambient depth. Their debut album Strange Release was conceived in October 2013 and the follow up is being worked on.
Photo: Bogdan Khromov
Lead singer Petra Honing had been working with keyboard player George van Olffen since 2004. Guitarist Sebas Honing had been working with bass player Joost Maglev since 2006. Sebas and Joost Joined the band Galanor in 2007 where Petra got added to the line-up in 2008. After splitting with Galanor Sebas and Petra started working with George. When Galanor quit Joost was added to the line-up and drummer Johan van den Berg was found in 2011. That’s when the name Equisa was born.