The ROAD, formerly known as Road To Jerusalem is a Copenhagen based Rock/Metal band formed in 2017 by – Per Møller Jensen(ex.The Haunted, ex.Invocator, ex.Konkhra) Michael Skovbakke(ex.Konkhra) Andreas Holma(ex.Hypocrisy, ex.Scar Symmetry, former session live musician for Soilwork & PAIN) and Josh Tyree.
March 2, 2018 they released their s/t debut under the Road To Jerusalem moniker, that month they also embarked on a short European tour together with – Orphaned Land, Subterranean Masquerade and Lunarsea. The tour covered a handful of shows in Italy, Switzerland and France. They were also doing a number of shows in Denmark and Sweden throughout 2017-2018. The decision to change the band name to simply The ROAD was taken in 2019. The ROAD released three singles/videos in 2019 that they recorded in Ark studios, Copenhagen together with renowned producer Tue Madsen (Meshuggah, The Haunted, Heaven Shall Burn etc).
The band is currently working on a new album that will be released through Mighty Music in 2021.
You can look for your battle vest. DEMOLIZER is the newest member of the Mighty Music family!
Demolizer, formed in 2018, plays gut-crushing, hard-hitting, and unfiltered thrash metal that will have you picking up your teeth with crushed fingers after barely surviving the pit.
Demolizer is the manifestation of a big, angry middle finger pointed towards the Establishment, giving you the hardest, fastest, and thrashiest thrash metal you could ever dream of! If you like Slayer, Exodus, and/or, Municipal Waste, then you will love these guys.
2019 brought a place in the finals in the Danish W:O:A Metal Battle as well as a demo + single – both D.I.Y-produced and now released on Spotify. 2019 was also spent touring Russia and Denmark, as well as the completion of the new debut album, “Thrashmageddon”!
Thrashmageddon was recorded, mixed and mastered at Ballade Studios by Lasse Ballade himself:
“Demolizer possesses everything that the Danish metal scene has been missing. It’s 100% intensity and aggression without any unnecessary fucking around. But what really caught my attention with DEMOLIZER is that they can really write songs. Songs full of riffs and hooks, and songs that stick to your mind like a piece of gum under your left sneaker after they’ve torn you apart in the pit”.
“Thrashmageddon” will be released via Mighty Music in September on both CD & vinyl.
Ben “Polle” Radtleff: guitars, vocals
Aria Mobbarez: guitars
Bjørn “Krölle” Hjortgaard: bass
Max Petrén Bach Hansen: drums
Thrashmageddon – September 2020
Mighty Music is bursting with pride to announce the signing of I’LL BE DAMNED. The Danish quintet plays God Damned Rock’n’Roll exclusively, explosively – and with a metal edge. The band started out in 2010 and consists of five guys paroling against rulers and organized religion. The members come from different backgrounds but are all deeply rooted in the Danish rock- and metal scene.
I’ll Be Damned has released an EP and two full-length albums so far, the latest being “Road To Disorder” in 2018, after which the band embarked on a tour in the home country with fellow Aarhus-band Baest. Since then the project has gone through line-up changes. Now, with a new vocalist and drummer, they are viciously eager to return to the scene.
Apart from two headlining tours in the home country, I’ll Be Damned has played a lot of shows in Germany, as well as Copenhell, Grimfest, SPOT Festival and festivals alike back home, and has supported the likes of Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, D:A:D, Airbourne and even Metallica.
The band just played Nordic Noise – Streaming For Vengeance – the world’s first two-day hard rock streaming festival – and subsequently signed a deal with Mighty Music/Target Group with the intention of taking the next step to the next level. The punchy 2020-edition of I’ll Be Damned comprises:
Mark Damgaard – vocals
Boris Tandrup – guitars
Kristian Sloth – lead guitars
Jens Lunde – bass
Anders Gyldenøhr – drums
Have you ever wondered what 70´s rock band would sound like today?
Souls of Tide is somewhat strangely assembled as the background of these six experienced musicians grew from both rock and metal. The members are known from bands like Trollfest, Wyruz, SARKOM, Porterville, Dead Maple, Matanzick and Opel. This clearly flavors their style and sound to ensure a diverse and colorful musical palette when creating their music. Straight to the point songwriting and melodies with a desire to hook the listeners, are backed with a tight rhythm section alongside a breathing hammond organ. The rude mood rhythm guitars lay the basis for a screaming lead guitar and the table is finally set for the powerful and edgy vocals to establish the mood.
The music is highly influenced by various bands from the 70´s, such as Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and The Doors. Souls of Tide continue their legacy to evolve the music to something different and unique. This all resulted in one stand-alone single, one EP and one full-length album since the beginning in 2014. The last album “Join The Circus” was released in 2016 through Mighty Music. They have played various gigs, festivals in both Norway and Denmark, where they also joined the Quireboys for a UK tour.
“Black Magic” is set for release 22.05.20 On LP and digital.
Vegar Larsen – Vocals
Anders Langberg – Guitar
Ole Kristian Østby – Lead Guitar
Øyvind Strõnen Johannesen – Bass
Tommy Kristiansen – Drums
Kjetil Banken – Hammond
Join The Circus, 2016
Black Magic, 2020
|Swedish melodic death metal, the so-called melo-death, got its breakthrough in the mid-1990s with especially bands from Gothenburg such as In Flames, At The Gates and Dark Tranquility. Withering Surface from Næstved, Denmark quickly captured the new special genre and since then marked the band as the most successful Danish melodic death metal band since its foundation in 1994 and until the band took a break in 2005. Four albums and additional EP / single / demo releases made it into the bands career.
In 1996 Withering Surface signed a contract with Euphonious Records. The debut album “Scarlet Silhouettes”, recorded in Swedish Studio Fredman by Fredrik Nordström (known for Opeth, At The Gates, In Flames etc.), was released in 1997 with internationally acclaimed reviews and a Scandinavian tour with Dimmu Borgir and Old Man’s Child followed.
The second album “The Nude Ballet” (Euphonious Records) was released in 1998. Also produced by Fredrik Nordström, also got great reviews and even a nomination as “Hard Rock Album of the Year” for the Danish Grammys and played a concert at Roskilde Festival the following year.
In 2001 “Walking On Phantom Ice” was released by English Copro Records. In the wake of this, Withering Surface appeared at German Wacken Open Air, and completed an UK tour with Arch Enemy and Opeth.
The latest “Force The Pace” was released in 2004 by Italian Scarlet Records, followed by European touring.
Withering Surface has played over 100 concerts over the years.
Now Withering Surface are back with a new album release and live activities including Copenhell and Metal Magic in the summer of 2020 as well as a Danish headliner tour booked in the Autumn of 2020 and a European tour in early 2021.
“Meet Your Maker” is the name of the album and consists of 9 brand new songs mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios. The songs draw inspiration from the band’s back catalogue all the way from the ’97 debut album “Scarlet Silhouettes” but also sound fresh and new while keeping the signature sound of the band. From classic melo-death songs with big choruses like the first single “Leaves In The Stream” to fast-paced aggression in the second single “Alone” spiced with the epic, proggy title song “Meet Your Maker” and the “ballad” “I’ll Soon Be Gone”, a duet between singer Michael H. Andersen and his 19 year old daughter Elizabeth Gorboi Andersen.
The line-up consists of the original members Allan Tvedebrink (guitar), Jakob Møller Gundel (drums) and Michael H. Andersen (vocals) – supplemented by Morten Lybecker, who played keyboard in the band in 1999-2005 and Marcel Lysgaard Lech, who played the guitar from 1998-2000 – as well as bassist Jesper Kvist (Invocator, Raunchy).
But why a reunion and why now? Guitarist Allan Tvedebrink explains: “I didn’t expect to suddenly sit down and do new Withering Surface songs in 2019. The first time the idea came up, I shook my head at it, but when it was defined who were on board, I had to admit I’d really enjoy playing with them again and it fit nicely in relation to where I was creatively and temporally in my life. So, I wrote a test song and it felt amazing! All of a sudden, we had ideas for several songs that everyone liked, and the reunion was a reality”. Allan has in recent years been a part of other bands like The Kandidate and Parasight.
Allan Tvedebrink has been a member of Withering Surface since the beginning in 1994 – so has drummer Jakob Gundel, who was only in the band until the second album “The Nude Ballet” from 1998 was released. Gundel has since made his living as a producer, a drum teacher and as drummer in Invocator and now defunct Black Book Lodge and Stella Blackrose. For Jakob Gundel, it is thus 20 years since he was a part of Withering Surface. Gundel says: “Withering Surface I had left behind many years ago. When I was suddenly asked to join again, I said maybe and when there were a handful of songs ready that I think were really cool, there was no doubt. If we weren’t supposed to create new music, I would have said no. I think the kind of reunions with only nostalgia and nothing new are irrelevant. But now Withering Surface is back as a far better version of itself than before, I think – both with inspiration from the very early material, but also things that point forward”.
Allan Tvedebrink – Guitars
Jakob Møller Gundel – Drums
Jesper Kvist – Bass
Morten Lybecker – Keys
Michael H. Andersen – Vocals
Marcel Lech – Guitars
“So here we are finally! I am now working with Target Group from Denmark for my solo stuff. They did a great job on the last Electric Boys album so coming up next is the release of my new album Game! Set! Bloom!!”
He’s got an unmistakable and natural rock star swagger, yet at the same time is a salt of the earth kind of guy. That’s Conny Bloom, one of the most charismatic frontmen in Swedish rock music.
As a teenager Bloom, born as Ulf Conny Blomqvist in Stockholm 1964, learned his trade in bands such as Road Rats and Neon Rose but found success and fame in the early 90s as the center of attention in influential – and still active – groove rock combo Electric Boys. However, as a solo artist he’s doing something completely different.
On his two latest albums, he’s singing in Swedish. Musically and lyrically you could put him in the tradition of, say, Pugh Rogefeldt and Stefan Sundström, storytelling folk rock with traces of psychedelia, funk and 60s pop.
As a songwriter, Conny Bloom moves between seriousness and humor. He has a unique way with words, says he sings the way he talks and there’s no reason to doubt him since that swagger of his means he always walk the talk.
Mighty Music more than happy to announce that the new guns on the technical melodic death metal scene CHRONICLE has signed a record deal with Mighty Music.
We are blown away by the bands technicalities in such a young age and can’t wait to release an album that is sure to kick some ass! For all fans of early Dark Tranquillity, early Children Of Bodom & The Black Dahlia Murder.
The band says:
“We signed a record deal!!!
It is with tremendous amounts of pleasure that we are finally able to unveil, that we have joined forces with the people of Mighty Music /Target Group, for the release of our next album!
We’ve always strived towards a high level of technicality and musicianship in the music we write, and “Demonology” represents to us a big step into a heavier and more extreme direction, while maintaining our brand of catchy Melodic Death Metal. We can’t wait to share more info with you all in the coming months!”
The new album will be released in March of 2020 and will be entitled “Demonology”.
Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studios and with artwork by the great Pär Olofsson.
“Chronicle is a young band who took me completely by surprise. Very complex energetic deaththrash of sorts. Amazing players and really good songs.” – Tue Madsen.
Lars Bo Nepper (Guitar/ Vocals)
Jari Sielemann Holopainen (Drums)
Sebastian Skousgaard (Guitar)
Jacob Wammen (Bass)
Syztem7 is a genre-blending rock band from Seattle, Washington. Decidedly different, but hauntingly familiar, Syztem7 writes songs that could be the soundtrack for a dark future just over the horizon. Described as a “unique fusion of industrial, metal and experimental” by the Exotic Underground, the band has created a sonic signature all their own.
Syztem7 have finely honed their craft in front of cheering audiences far and wide, playing with Zakk Wylde, The Genitorturers, One-Eyed Doll, Thrill Kill Kult, Lords of Acid, King’s X, members of Armored Saint and Ronnie James Dio’s band, The Dreaming, and many others. “We pull from such varied musical backgrounds,” says bassist Nathan Raynes , “that it makes us easily accessible to fans of grunge, punk, metal, funk and alt rock.” Guitarist Jaymz Kennedy is fond of quoting one particular review of their shows, “They described us as a unique blend that could be the love child of White Zombie and Faith No More, with Rammstein for a mistress.”
While Syztem7 has accomplished an amazing amount in the years that they’ve been together, it seems the best is yet to come. Their packed show schedule, burgeoning online following, unique sound and exciting new material all point to only one direction: straight up.
Having just played with Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson the band is getting ready to release their brand new album “Evolving” to be released on November 29th 2019.
Jason Ames – Vocals
Jaymz Kennedy – Guitar
Nathan Raynes – Bass
Ed Rhoads – Drums
Shane Scot – Guitar