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Svartsot

About

Although it is now quite a while since SVARTSOT has released new material, the band is still very much alive and kicking. In the interim since 2015’s Vældet, the beer-soaked folk metallers have been active on the live scene in Denmark and abroad, including appearances at various major festivals as well as at the prestigious 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise in 2019. After a change of bassist and the decision to shelve an album’s worth of material in 2017/18, the idea of releasing a collection of traditional folk songs that have inspired the band, reworked in Svartsot’s characteristic style, was spawned.

The original idea was to release this fifth album, entitled “Kumbl” (an old Danish word meaning ‘monument’ or ‘memorial’), in 2020 to coincide with Svartsot’s 15th anniversary. However, due to various practicalities, the album was first recorded by none other than the band’s drummer and up-and-coming producer, Frederik Uglebjerg (www.uglebjerg.com) during the pandemic. The release also marks the band’s first collaboration with Danish metal label Mighty Music.

“Kumbl” features 12 tracks, was released on February 25th 2022, and present a mixture of some relatively unknown and other more popular folk and late medieval songs from Denmark and across Northern Europe. Two songs feature guest vocal appearances by Andrea Uglebjerg, vocalist in the Danish punk band Situationsfornærmelse and sister of aforementioned Frederik. Three singles will be released: “Liden Kirsten”, out in December 3rd, is a traditional Danish folk ballad telling the tale of how a king decided to make the lady of his desires the mother of his children and his queen without telling her first; “Carmen Vernale” is a song from around 1500, written by Morten Børup, cantor at Aarhus Cathedral, praising the arrival of spring and performed in the original Latin—the melody is played each hour by the bells of Aarhus Townhall; “Drømte Mig En Drøm” is an elaboration on the oldest recorded Danish song, being handed down to us in a runic manuscript from ca. 1300. A music video will be released for “Liden Kirsten”, while a lyric video version of “Drømte Mig En Drøm” will also be available.

“We’re really pleased with the album and are looking forward to see how the fans will react”, says one of the band’s guitarists, Cris.

“So now, we finally can pick up day drinking again, since the album is going to be released!”, adds the other guitarist, Alm.

“I’ll drink to that!”, Cris summarises.

In support of the album, Svartsot have been booked for a series of concerts across Denmark. Whilst only a few European shows are booked or planned at the moment, more will hopefully follow, if travel regulations permit.

Line-up

Simon Buje: bass
Frederik Uglebjerg: drums
Michael Alm: rhythm guitars
Cris J.S. Frederiksen: lead guitars, acoustic guitars (studio), mandolin (studio)
Hans-Jørgen Martinus Vork Rosenwein: tin whistles, electric bagpipe, mandolin (live)
Thor Bager: vocals, mandolin (studio)

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LIV SIN

Mighty Music is proud to announce the signing of Swedish metallers LIV SIN. The band led by ex-Sister Sin vocalist Liv Jagrell is working hard on their next studio album – their third – which is expected to be released in 2022.

We are very happy to join Mighty Music / Target Group“, Liv Sin comments. “In them we feel that we found a really good partner and support. We hope that this can help us grow as an international band. Right now we are working on our third album and preparing to get back out on tours as soon as that’s possible again.”

Liv Sin is a metal band from Stockholm, Sweden, founded in 2016 by Liv Jagrell.

She formed the band after her previous band, Sister Sin, decided to call it quits in 2015, after 13 years of touring Europe and US, supporting bands like Slayer, King Diamond, Motörhead, Doro, Arch Enemy, In This Moment,  W.A.S.P. and U.D.O.

Liv took all her charismatic energy from Sister Sin and transferred it into Liv Sin to create a band that sounded more metal and heavier than before. The sound of Liv Sin has been described to be in the vein of Judas Priest with a twist of Arch Enemy, the Gothenburg sound, and the modern American metal sound from bands such as Five Finger Death Punch. “Metal with attitude”.

The debut album ”Follow Me”, 2017 was produced by Stefan Kaufmann (ex. U.D.O. & ex. Accept) and Fitty Wienhold (ex. U.D.O.). Album number two, ”Burning Sermons”, released in 2019, was produced by Emil Nödtveidt (Deathstars). The music went into a new chapter with a sound that dived even deeper into darker riffs, melodic choruses and bigger music arrangements.

Last show before the pandemic were in Tokyo, Japan. In the wake of the pandemic, the band started to work on their third album, which strives to take the band even further forward musically and opens up for touring as soon as the pandemic is over!

On April 29th, the new single “The Process” was released, foreshowing great things for the upcoming album!

Line-up:

Per Bjevoluk – drums
Patrick Ankermark – guitars
Liv Jagrell – vocals
Daniel Skoglund – bass
Jay Matharu – lead guitar

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Soren Andersen

ABOUT

You might know him for his 10 year long relationship as the guitarist for Glenn Hughes (ex-Deep Purple), but the 46 year old Dane Soren Andersen is much more.

Producer, co-owner of famed Medley Studios in Copenhagen, ambassador for world class equipment like TC Electronic, Yamaha Guitars and Line 6 and of course playing the six strings with a bunch of other great musicians.

These include Mike Tramp (ex-White Lion), Marco Mendoza and Tommy Aldridge (ex-Whitesnake / Thin Lizzy), Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Rainbow), Pretty Maids, The Dead Daisies, The Answer, Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Eric Martin and Billy Sheehan (MR. Big), Artillery, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Phil Campbell (ex-Mötorhead), Electric Guitars, Jesper Binzer (D:A:D).
His work as producer and guitarist on the Glenn Hughes album ‘Resonate’ made more people take notice of the brilliant Danish guitar player. For instance the maestro Joe Satriani who had this to say to the music site Music Aficionado:

“I’ve been listening to this record a lot. The songs go by and I go, “Wow, listen to that!” This guitarist is somebody I don’t know who’s also the co-producer, Soren Andersen, and man, he’s so good. It’s always cool when you hear somebody new who really impresses you. […] A guy like Soren Andersen is totally into the future. His playing is very natural-sounding, and he manages to perform to the songs while still putting in some crazy textures. His choice of notes is interesting—every time I put the record on, I go, “Hey, I didn’t hear that before.” I love when an album does that to me. Glenn has always played with great guitarists, and he’s got another one with Soren Andersen.”

Soren Andersen has previously released records of his own and he’s now taken his passion for the guitar to the next level in releasing an instrumental guitar album in the style of Joe Satriani/Steve Vai himself with all songs written by himself.

“This kind of album has been a dream of mine since I sat in math class and drew pictures of Marshall stacks in my school books when I was 14-15 years old. The songs have just added up over the last 30 years and this is the right time for me to finally fulfill this lifelong dream”, says Soren Andersen of the album ‘Guitar Pleasure’ to be released in the fall.

“I have learned that I’ve made a bit of a name for myself around the world and I’ve have often been asked for my own records especially after my performances with Glenn Hughes. I know I’m not in the same league technically as Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, and stylistically it’s way more inspired by 80s movie soundtracks, where I first fell in love with the lead melodies being played on the guitar as opposed to being a lead vocal line. But I promise I will deliver my 26 favorite tricks on the album”, says Soren Andersen with a smile and his typically relaxed mood.

The album features guest appearances from among others Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Glenn Hughes, Marco Mendoza and fellow Dane Ida Nielsen (Prince). First single from the album is the sunsoaked ‘City of Angels’ about his beloved Los Angeles with a music video shot around Venice Beach and Hollywood.

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Electric Boys

ABOUT

The ELECTRIC BOYS are much loved for their idiosyncratic combination of hard rock and other forms of music such as funk beginning with their first album “Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride” in 1989. In April 30th 2021 the band will release worldwide their seventh album “Ups!de Down” which continues and advances this fusion of music styles to make something of their very, very own.

Recorded at Ghost Ward studios like their successful previous album “The Ghost Ward Diaries” and co-produced with David Castillo the album showcases the songwriting and performing talents of founder members Conny Bloom on guitar and vocals and Andy Christell on bass while also introducing  ‘Slim’ Martin Thomander on guitar. Jolle Atlagic plays all the drums on the album, as the band’s original drummer Niclas Sigevall – still very much part of the band – could not leave LA due to the pandemic.

The album reflects the turbulent times of this year and spontaneously and organically formed into a concept album tackling adversity and fearmongering and championing the human fighting spirit and ability to transcend even the most difficult situations to find hope and victory over life’s circumstances. As such the album taps into the collective consciousness of 2020, being contemporary while also drawing on a wide variety of influences such as Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, Bowie, 50’s Rock and Roll, late Beatles and even the Sisters of Mercy. Probably less funky than some of the band’s earlier material it is no less eclectic and provides a potent cocktail reflecting the history of rock and roll and the light and darkness of existence.

You can see the light at the end of the tunnel rather than simply the runaway train” in songs like “This Is Not The End”. When things are This big and seem out of control you can reverse it and gain control by letting it go.” (Conny Bloom). The freethinking and rebellious spirit of the band is alive and well in this latest album and the belief in the power of the message of music and its ability to change the world.

People commonly mention to the band that Electric Boys songs have changed their lives, inspiring them to take up instruments and how much the band’s songs have meant to their fans. Known for his fine guitar work and languidly cool persona Conny Bloom is also recognised for his work with Hanoi Rocks and Ginger in the Wildhearts. Andy Christell also joined Hanoi Rocks with Conny and with his distinctive top knot is the epitome of steady, bellbottom-fluttering rock bass.

The band has a tour planned in Sweden and is hoping to widen and include more dates worldwide as circumstances permit.

“Ups!de Down” will be released in digital, LP (four different colours available) and CD formats by Mighty Music on 30th April 2021.

LINEUP

Guitarist/vocalist: Conny Bloom
Bassist: Andy Christell
Guitarist: Franco Santunione
Drummer: Niclas Sigevall
and new drummer: Jolle Atlagic (The Quill/Hanoi Rocks)

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RELEASES ON MIGHTY MUSIC

The Ghost Ward Diaries, 2018
The Lion’s Roar EP, 2020

BIO

Formed in Stockholm in 1988, ELECTRIC BOYS is a band with roots in 70s groove rock and 60s pop and psychedelia. Their critically acclaimed debut album, “Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride” was produced by Bob Rock (Metallica, Bon Jovi, The Cult, Mötley Crüe) and spawned the self-produced Billboard Top 20 single, “All Lips ’N’ Hips” that got them heavy rotation on MTV.
After extensive touring, the band entered legendary studio Abbey Road to record the follow-up “Groovus Maximus”, which gave the band another Billboard Top 30 single with the song, “Mary In The Mystery World”. The third album “Freewheelin’ ’” (also recorded in Abbey Road) peaked at #16 on the Official Swedish Album Chart before the band called it a day in 1994.

Guitarist and lead singer, Conny Bloom went solo until he, as well as bassist Andy Christell, joined legendary glamsters Hanoi Rocks in 2005. In 2009 they began the process of reuniting the ELECTRIC BOYS. They released the album, “And Them Boys Done Swang” in 2011 and the critically acclaimed fan favourite “Starflight United” in 2014.

In all the years, the band has toured relentlessly opening for the likes of METALLICA, ALICE COOPER, MR. BIG, HARDLINE, VIXEN and THUNDER. In 2017, the band took part in the hugely popular Monsters Of Rock Cruise from Florida, it was a triumphant return Stateside.

Come 2018, the band has released 2 singles so far “Dishes” and “Suffer”.

ELECTRIC BOYS have just finished recording the new album ”The Ghost Ward Diaries” to be released on the 23rd of November worldwide through Mighty Music. Conny describes it as ”different” and full of fun.

The first radio single and music video from the upcoming album, “Hangover In Hannover”, is due to be released in late September.

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www.electricboys.com
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www.instagram.com/electricboys/

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Marco Mendoza

About

Known throughout the music world as a talented solid bass player for bands like Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Journey, Ted Nugent and The Dead Daisies to name a few, Marco Mendoza has recorded a body of amazing music in his own right. But when his fourth effort in his own name, “New Direction”, hits the streets in September this year, it will be a very special beast of its own.

Working with world-class producer Soren Andersen, owner of Medley Studios in Copenhagen, dubbed by some as ‘the new Mutt Lange’, the partnership that has already produced the career-defining “Viva La Rock” 2017 album has created in “New Direction” another future masterpiece together.

As it often happens, demanding times produce special opportunities, and writing and recording amidst a pandemic was a trigger for Mendoza’s creativity.

With Andersen himself handling guitars and keyboards as a background for Mendoza’s top-class bass lines and superb vocals, Tommy Gentry (Gun) stepped in for guest guitar solos in selected tracks, while drumming duties were split between Morten Hellborn (Electric Guitars) and Allan Tschicaja (Pretty Maids). A super-team surrounding Marco. But then again, the bassist/vocalist is used to working with the best of the best, and wouldn’t have it any other way in what is clearly the tightest set of songs he has ever recorded in his own name.

“New Direction” will be released on digital, CD and LP (black and turquoise vinyls, each limited to 500 units) via Mighty Music on September 16th, 2022.

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Viva La Rock, 2018
New Direction, 2022

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www.marcomendoza.com
www.facebook.com/marcomendozaofficial
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BLITZKRIEG

ABOUT

BLITZKRIEG formed in 1980 and besides the legendary album “A Time Of Change” from 1985, the band is known for the close connection to METALLICA. METALLICA recorded the song “Blitzkrieg” on the 1984 “Creeping Death” single plus the 1998 “Garage Days Inc” album and has performed the song on a regular basis live.

Blitzkrieg’s latest album ”Judge Not” was released through Mighty Music in April 2018 and gained a lot of great reviews from the press.
As a treat for the fans Blitzkrieg released their new EP ”Loud and Proud” on CD & 12” in 2019. The EP contains different versions of the songs from ”Judge Not” and newer songs that were never released

LINEUP

Brian Ross – Lead Vocals
Alan Ross – Guitars
Matt Graham – Drums
Huw Holding – Bass

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Loud And Proud – 2019
Judge Not – 2018
Back From Hell – 2013
Theatre Of The Damned – 2007
Sins & Greed – 2005
Absolutely Live! – 2004
A Time Of Changes / Phase 1 Anthology – 2003
Absolute Power – 2002
The Mists Of Avalon – 1998
Ten – 1997
Unholy Trinity – 1995
Ten Years Of Blitzkrieg – 1991
A Time Of Changes – 1985

BIO

Blitzkrieg was formed in Leicester in October 1980. Their first demo, made in November that year, secured them their first recording deal with Neat Records resulting in the famous Blitzkrieg/Buried Alive single & a track on the Lead Weight compilation album. The band gigged extensively in England but split in 1981. The members went their own separate ways but Brian Ross & Mick Moore stayed together to form the heart of Avenger.

The band released 2 singles on Neat: Ross then left to join Satan with whom he recorded the classic Caught In The Act album which was released by Roadrunner & licensed to Neat for the UK. After the success of the Satan album & European tours, the band’s direction became unclear & Ross decided to leave & concentrate on managing the North East band Lone Wolf (Brian performed vocals on the single Your Move). Now Ross decided that it was time to record the Blitzkrieg LP that had been planned way back in 1981, entitled A Time Of Changes: it was released in 1985 on Neat/Roadrunner with recruits from the previous bands brought in to record the album.

Meanwhile, Metallica covered the song Blitzkrieg on their Creeping Death EP. In 1991 the band made a mini album called Ten Years Of Blitzkrieg for Roadrunner to celebrate their tenth anniversary, re-recording the Blitzkrieg /Buried Alive tracks together with 3 new numbers. In 1995 Neat Records re-emerged with a vengeance & immediately signed Blitzkrieg to a new 3 album deal: Unholy Trinity, Ten & The Mists Of Avalon were the result (also released in Japan on Pony Canyon Records). Another boost from Metallica came when the USA rockers again covered the Blitzkrieg track on their Live Shit box set & their 1998 album Garage Inc. 2002 saw the release of their new album Absolute Power on Edgy Records to rave reviews worldwide.

A spate of interviews in Europe, the UK & the USA followed with a string of festival dates in Europe (& the US) which helped push the band back into the spotlight once more. Absolute Power was released in Brazil on Hellion Records & as an LP in Sweden by TPL Records. Following the release of their double Anthology CD on Sanctuary Records the band released their first live album on Metal Nation Records (again owned by Jess Cox). Following the release of Absolutely live, the band went on to record the critically acclaimed “Sins and Greed” which was released in mid 2005. In 2007 the band signed to German label Armageddon Records and released “Theatre of the Damned”, which was co-produced by Saxon frontman Biff Byford after Blitzkrieg opened for Saxon a year earlier on their UK tour. Moving into 2012 sees the band now into their 32nd anniversary year and gearing up for the follow up release to “Theatre..”

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ELECTRIC GUITARS

ABOUT

Electric Guitars new album “Freewheeler” out now!

This is the fourth album from ELECTRIC GUITARS who have a cult following in Denmark for their lively guitar riff-centric rock and energy-filled live shows.

The brainchild of Soren Andersen of the Glenn Hughes Band, and Mika Vandborg who has worked with many huge artists including Justin Hawkins of the Darkness, this talented pair are well known as much sought after session musicians as well as live performers. Soren Andersen is also a world-class producer and engineer, owner of Medley Studios in Copenhagen, and has been called ‘the new Mutt Lange’.  In Electric Guitars this dynamic duo turns their talents to their own project.

The band is already well known in Denmark and Jesper and Jacob Binzer of D-A-D appeared on their 2017 “Rock n Roll Radio” album and several times with the band on stage. Frequently oversubscribed by work for other artists the pandemic has given Electric Guitars a chance to re-focus on songwriting and create THE album to bring them to the attention of the whole world.

Three singles are coming out. “Dopamine” (already available) has an energy that is a little like D-A-D, wild and slightly punky, but still very much rock and captures that irreplaceable high that rock music provides, “Hot Blooded Woman’” channels Cheap Trick and relates a South American tour story that definitely got outta hand and “Nervous Breakdown”, a song about everything we have been through in the pandemic is like a heavier version of Zander & Co, just adding screams!

Like every other rock crazy musician or fan, the band have been storing up their power and energy “like a bunch of wild mustangs that’ve been kept tied up for too long”. Songs like “Freewheeler”, “Going Out” and “Cut Loose” capture that pent-up energy revealing a band who cannot wait to let themselves loose on an unsuspecting world. “Rainbow” reveals an optimism and go-getting never say die attitude which is the essence of rock’n’roll.

We’ve never been closer and tighter as a band. Every other band is doing something nice, polished and produced – we just wanted to share this raw energy” – Soren Andersen.

The band has a tour planned in Denmark and is hoping to widen and include more dates worldwide as circumstances permit.“Freewheeler” was released in vinyl, CD and digital formats via Mighty Music on November 12th, 2021.

Text by Dawn Osborne

LINEUP

Soren Andersen – Guitars & Vocals
Mika Vandborg – Guitars & Vocals
Peter Kjøbsted – Bass & Backing Vocals
Morten Hellborn – Drums & Backing Vocals

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Junkyard Drive

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Ever since 2014, Junkyard Drive has been across half the world. With more than 100 concerts played, over five million streams and two records to this day, they’ve solidly planted their flag on the international rock scene, playing the big stages as the one in Sweden Rock Festival and doing the big tours with, for instance, Eclipse. After the success of their most recent album “Black Coffee” with new faces and ten new razor sharp songs, the band is now ready with their next record “Electric Love”.

“Electric Love” marks a newfound maturity in the group’s universe. Armed with solid and ferocious riffs, the album exposes a hitherto unseen sincerity in the lyrical themes. The teenage days are over in favour of stories about self development, inner tensions and love.

The album is recorded in the legendary Medley Studios, produced by Soren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Jesper Binzer, Electric Guitars) and mixed/mastered by Erik Martensson (Eclipse).

The teenage days might be over, but they remain to be the greatest Danish rock band (below 40).

“Electric Love” is out now on digital, CD and LP (two colours, each limited to 300 units) formats, via Mighty Music.

Lineup
Kris – lead vocals
Oliver Hartmann – guitar
Claus – drums & cowbell
Mikkel – bass

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Releases

“Sin & Tonic” – Album 2017
“Black Coffee” – Album 2018
“Electric Love” – Album 2022

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KICKIN VALENTINA

About

The new full-length album titled “The Revenge of Rock” from our American hard rock heroes KICKIN VALENTINA is finally in site.  Set to release in mid-January, the album was once again produced by Andy Reilly (Praying Mantis, UFO, FM), and recorded at Muse Productions in Atlanta.

We’re really excited about the new album, and can’t wait for fans to hear it”, bassist Chris Taylor states. “I think it’s our most diverse album so far. There are some pretty heavy songs like “War,” and we did stuff with more harmonies than we’ve done in the past. Bringing DK in as the new singer definitely brought a new dynamic to the songwriting, and new energy to the band“.

In between, Kickin Valentina announced a new series of live dates, including an European tour in February. Full list:

Feb 11 – Edinburgh, Scotland – Bannermans (W/City Kids and Sweet Teaze)

Feb 13 – Carlisle, England- Rockmantic – Brickyard

Feb 14 – Newcastle, England – Trillians (W/Massive)

Feb 16 – Cardiff, Wales – Fuel (W/Massive)

Feb 17 – London, England – Blackheart (W/ Massive)

Feb 19 – Copenhagen, Denmark- High Voltage

Feb 20 – Helsingborg, Sweden – Charles Dickens Bar

Aug 28/29 – Sheffield, England – Hard Rock Hell Fest – O2 Academy

BIO

KICKIN VALENTINA plays loud unapologetic rock n roll. The band is quickly gaining attention while growing a solid fan base across the US and abroad. On August 11, KICKIN VALENTINA released their second full length album “Imaginary Creatures” on Mighty Music, which debuted on 5 different Billboard charts (Heatseeker Albums #16, Heatseekers South Atlantic #5, Independent Albums #30, Hard Rock Album Sales #11, and Rock Album Sales #42). The band once again chose to work with renowned Producer/Engineer Andy Reilly (Bruce Dickinson, UFO, Asia, The Quireboys) at Muse Productions in Atlanta. In September 2017, KICKIN VALENTINA will support the German band Nitrogods on the “BBQ Roadkill” tour with 9 shows in Germany, and then set out on their own headline tour of Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, and Denmark. Powerplay Magazine (UK) states, “It’s hard to name a recently-released album in this genre that rivals this. Highly recommended.”

KICKIN VALENTINA was formed in 2013 by guitarist Heber Pampillon and drummer Jimmy Berdine. After meeting vocalist Joe Edwards (whose distinctive style has been described as a “diamond in the dirt”), they began writing and rehearsing, then recruited bassist Chris Taylor to round out the lineup. The band was quickly picked up by Atlanta based indie label Highway 9 Records and released their debut self-titled EP in October 2013. In August 2015 KICKIN VALENTINA signed with Danish hard rock/metal label Mighty Music/Target Group and released their first full length album “Super Atomic” to rave reviews around the world. “We are excited to continue our relationship with Mighty Music/Target Group for the release of our second full length album “Imaginary Creatures.” In 2016 we completed successful tours of the U.S. and Europe in support of our debut album “Super Atomic.” We can’t wait to play new places and meet our diehard fans around the world in 2017″ states bassist Chris Taylor.

KICKIN VALENTINA has been busy touring America and opening for artists as diverse as Buckcherry, Queensryche, Pop Evil, Fozzy, Skid Row, Red Dragon Cartel, Sebastian Bach, Doro, Eve to Adam, Faster Pussycat, Nonpoint, Kix, and LA Guns to name a few. In May 2016 KICKIN VALENTINA embarked on their first European tour performing in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Denmark (Nordic Noise Festival). In addition to their own headlining shows, they are also actively playing a variety of music festivals including Rock Fest (WI), Monsters of Rock Cruise, Lario Music Festival (Italy), Farm Rock (IL, TN & GA), Soundwave (MD), Rock n Skull (IL), Wolf Fest (CO), Skull Fest (NE), Summer Rock Party (IL), and Outskirts 53 Music & Bike Fest (GA).

KICKIN VALENTINA has received press in major publications throughout Europe and Japan such as Burrn, Young Guitar, Classic Rock, Sweden Rock, Legacy, Fireworks, Metalized, Aardshok, Metal Hammer, Deaf Forever, Rock Hard, Rock It, Powerplay, and countless online magazines around the world. They were nominated for – and won – the prestigious 2014 GA Music Award for “Rock Band of the Year,” and in 2015 they won the GA Music Award for “Video of the Year” for their single “Wrong Way.” Their song “Get Ready” is being used by the Jacksonville Axemen Rugby Team for promotional commercials and played during home games, and is also on the soundtrack for the new movie “Hair I Go Again” directed by Steve McClure and produced by Kyle Kruger. Both “Get Ready” and the standout track “Alone” will be featured in the new action horror movie and soundtrack “Altered” from award winning film director Kely McClung.

Line-up

Vocals – D.K. Revelle
Heber Pampillon – Guitars
Chris Taylor – Bass
Jimmy Berdine – Drums

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Releases

Super Atomic, 2015
Imaginary Creatures, 2017
Chaos In Copenhagen, 2019

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www.kickinvalentina.com
www.facebook.com/KickinValentina
www.instagram.com/kickinvalentina

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MIKE TRAMP

About

Mike Tramp in his own words.

There was no plan to do it, not on paper not on a wish list, maybe just when someone asked. Will you ever do an album in Danish. I would answer yeah, maybe one day, not giving it more thought, until that day suddenly unexpected came around. One of my best friends who know all about my life and also happens to be the author of my biography “Vagabond”, Lars Daneskov. One day sent me the lyrics to one song. I had never in my entire career sung other peoples lyrics or written music to lyrics, so this would now be the first time. As I read the lyrics, which was as close to something I would have written myself if I had been fluent and comfortable in my mother tongue. It opened a door to another room or another world I had never been in before. I was drawn to explore this journey which would for always be a For The First time, now also the title of the album. For it to be completely different and separate from anything I had ever done. I started composing the music and the melodies exclusively on piano and it allowed me to go to musical places I had not been at before, as lyrics to song by song was sent to me. This album and journey had to stand on it’s on and not be compared, not even in the slightest form to what Mike Tramp had done before. I was not thinking about an audience, I wasn’t thinking about how it would end up. I just followed something natural, almost a reservoir of things I had kept for this day, melodies and styles that would never had fitted my rock career, my rock’n’roll life. But this is as much Mike Tramp as White Lion, Freak Of Nature ever was. It might just be this one and only time I climb this mountain. The songs are about the place I come from, how I grew up and how the world was back then. It is my story, but unfortunately for my international fans. It can’t be translated to English and have the same meaning as when I sing the words of my mother or the sound of the streets I grew up on. With all that being said. I would still imagine some fans finding this album interesting, I personally considered some of my finest songwriting.

Mike Tramp, June 2022

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