Old school hardcore/nu-metal – Biohazard & Hatebreed meets Deftones & Korn. New Danish act Murder Among Kings with former members from Downswitch and Crawcell. Mixed by KB Larsen (Volbeat) and mastered at Medley (Glenn Hughes, Artillery).
“47 Double Click” is a tribute song to the city that the band grew up in, 4700 Naestved. The city has, throughout the years, been the center of a metalscene that inspired and developed Murder Among Kings musicwise. The song reminds us that life may be giving some hard knocks and wounds, but the roots remains the same.
Jimmy Nielsen (vocals)
Martin Nicolaisen (guitar)
Mathias Larsen (guitar)
Chris Bravo (bass)
Mighty Music are proud to welcome the Swedish old school death metal band to the family.
PUTERAEON out of Gothernburg emerged in 2008 and has since then released 3 demos, 3 EPs and 3 albums.
Jonas Lindblood, has the following to say about the deal: “Our next album, on Mighty Music, will be released in 2020 . The album will be a concept album based on the novel “The call of Cthuluhu” by H.P. Lovecraft”.
Michael H. Andersen, Target Group/Mighty Music CEO adds: “Jonas Lindblood was one of the first artists I ever signed back in the late 90s and released three albums by his former band TAETRE back in the days. Lindblood is one of the most talented extreme metal songwriters and performers I know and I am so utterly proud to welcome him back to the Mighty Music family“.
The 2020 PUTERAEON album will be recorded in Gotenburg and mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö.
Jonas Lindblood – Throat/Guitar
Daniel Vandija – Bass
Anders Malmström – Drums
Rune Foss – Guitar/Backup Vocals
Japan’s SOLITUDE history started in 1996, two ex-members of SACRIFICE (Japan)*, the founding member and main composer Akira Sugiuchi <vo> and the bass player on two of their albums Toru Nishida.
In 1998, they picked up “SOLITUDE” as the name of the band, and they played live for the first time in March 1999. In September, Shingo Ida (ex-BARTOLOMMEO) joined the band, and his distinctive style of melodic guitars has brought a new blood into the band. In November, they recorded two songs, “Virtual Image” and “Eagle Fly”. This recording was used for promotion as “SOLITUDE Demo ’99”.
Their debut album “Virtual Image” was finally released on 5th of September, 2001 from SPIRITUAL BEAST. The album got rave reviews from the underground fanzines and webzines, not just in Japan but in the US and throughout Europe, and requests for interviews flooded in. The reaction was especially overwhelming in Germany, owing to the sampler CD called “Metal Crusade” from “Heavy oder was!?” magazine, which featured the title track “Virtual Image”.
The first drummer’s Yasuo Koyano (ex-RIP RIDE) left the band prior to the release of the album, but the band continued touring with the help drummer, sharing the stage with various bands from METALUCIFER to DEFILED and SIGH. In July 2003, having added Tai Syouda (ex-GUARDIAN’S NAIL, now leading his own band, SEVENTH SON) as a permanent drummer, they flew to Germany to play at “Headbangers Open Air”, where they shared the stage with veterans like BLITZKRIEG, TRESPASS, and KILLER (Belgium) as well as youngsters like STORMWARRIOR, CRYONIC TEMPLE and DOOMSWORD. Their performance was praised by various media, with German “Rock Hard” magazine describing them as “the highlight of the festival”. The fact that many metalheads kept on chanting for SOLITUDE for a while after they left the stage proves the impact they had.
In 2004, they started preparing for a new album, and first recorded “Rainbow Theme” – “Frozen Rainbow” for a SAXON tribute album “Eagleution – A Tribute to Saxon”, put together by Remedy Records in Germany. The recording continued while the band played selected gigs like “Duryu Rock Festival” in Korea, or short tour in Japan, but their uncompromising attitude and personal issues (the death of Akira’s family) delayed the whole process more than they had expected.
The recording, carried out at various points, was finally over and while they were waiting the mixing to be done, at the end of 2008, Syouda decided to leave the band. In later 2009, very famous drummer’s Takamasa “Mad” Ohuchi (ex-ANTHEM) joining SOLITUDE as a permanent member.
In December 2009, after 8 years from the debut album, the long-awaited new album “Brave the Storm” finally hit the stores. The mastering duty was handled by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (THE AGONIST, MASTODON etc).
In January 2011, the band toured Korea and Japan with Swedish sensation Enforcer, with Mean Streak also added for the Japanese dates. In September, “Brave the Storm” was released in Europe on Fastball Music in Germany. In July 2012, the band helped set up a Japan tour for Canada’s Skull Fist, and toured with them and Widow from US. In 2013, they co-hosted the “Japanese Assault Fest”, sharing the stage with GIRLSCHOOL, VEKTOR, FASTKILL, AIR RAID etc.
In April 2014, the band finally started recording a new album. Looking for the kind of sound production they grew up listening, they went into a closed movie theater in Gotenba, Shizuoka, where they brought in the recording equipments, just like Deep Purple did in a hotel, Rainbow did in an old castle etc in the 70’s. With the great ambience and the environment to allow you to play as loud as you want, the place was later modified into a proper recording studio called “Tapestry Recording Studio”. The band appeared at the “Japanese Assault Fest 14” two years in a row (SATAN, HEAVY TIGER, MIDNIGHT MALICE, etc) later that year.
The album was mixed and mastered at Pama Studios in Sweden, by Magnus “Mankan” Sedenberg and Magnus “Maxe” Axelsson respectively, who had worked with such bands as BULLET and CRUCIFIED BARBARA. The stunning artwork was painted by the Italian artist Velio Josto, who had done covers for WARLORD, MEDIEVAL STEEL, OSTROGOTH among others. This album “Reach for the Sky” was released from SPIRITUAL BEAST in June 2015. And the band appeared at the “Japanese Assault Fest 15” (ENFORCER, SUICIDAL ANGELS, DIEMONDS, etc.) , and the band performed Japan tour of more than 20 place until early 2016.
In November 2016, the band appeared at the “Japanese Assault Fest 16” (BLITZKRIEG, ANCIENT BARDS, BIO-CANCER, HITTEN, etc). And In December, “Reach For The Sky” was released in Canada, North America, Mexico by Test Your Metal Records in Canada.
And the great evaluation of that album spread far to England and Europe.
Powerplay Mag (UK): 9/10 Point
Rock Hard (Germany): 8.5/10 Point
Burrn! (Japan): 88/100 point
FFM ROCK (Germany): 9/10 point
Bravewords.com: 8/10 point
Lords Of Metal (Nederland): 80/100 pointRelease
Dominanz is an Extreme Metal band with Black Metal influences hailing from Norway.
Dominanz was formed in 2009, and two years later they released their debut As I Shine. In 2014 Dominanz followed up with the critically acclaimed Noxious. The world press embraced it, and the reviews were overall great. It was darker and definitely stronger then the debut album.
The contributions of guest vocalists Abbath (Immortal), Olav Iversen (Sagh) and Doro Korsvold (Fairy) made the music even more eclectic and varied. Metal-Temple called it a masterpiece and wrote among other; Noxious is a combination of everything that makes extreme metal what it is, and gave it 10/10.
Now over 4 years later they are ready with their third full length, Let the Death Enter. This time they entered Øystein G. Bruns’(Borknagar) Crosound Studio. They used most of 2017/2018 in Crosound studio to make Let the Death Enter as great as it has become. The final touch is made by the mastermind Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio.
On this album Dominanz are more influenced by their roots from the black metal, but for sure keep their atmospheric signature.
Roy Mathisen: Vocal, bass, guitar and synth
Frode Gaustad: Drums
Luis Vilchez: Guitar
Marius Fimland: Contrabass(live guitar)
For the past 4 years, Dolls Raiders has taken the stage across the Toulouse region’s
Rock Scene with its ravaging yet melodic Hard Rock n’ Roll. The band has also shared
the stage with many known bands such as Furious Zoo and Satan Jokers.
It all started January 10th of 2015, when the Dolls Raiders performed at Satan fest in
Paris under their original name: Iron Cobra.
Shortly thereafter, the band chose to change its name to Dolls Raiders and began
composition of its first album. The band musical style is inspired by Glam, Hard and
Classic Rock, with an ever-present dash of Heavy Metal.
Christophe (guitarist) composes the music, Nicolas (singer) writes militant English lyrics,
and Richard (drummer) and Claude (bassist) ensure a tenacious rhythm and play their
role in song creation.
In 2017, the group began recording their first sound takes in order to put together their
first album: Free Yourself.
Following a year of hard work, this album’s 10 original songs wherein shredding guitar
solos, catchy choruses, and solid rhythms combine to create a masterful mix, were
Free Yourself with its punchy sound and excellent production will be the launched via Denmark’s Mighty Music.
NICOLAS : Vocals /
CHRISTOPHE : Guitar / Backing vocal
CLAUDE : Bass / Backing vocal
RICHARD : Drums
Minus One was formed in 2009 and is the most popular rock band fromCyprus. The plays over 100 live shows ever year and has so far performed in UK, USA, Sweden, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Austria, Russia. E.g. supporting Glenn Hughes several times.
The biggest event has been the attendance to Eurovision Song Contest in 2016, performing live in from of 16.000 people for six times, and attending the televised final, which was followed by 205 million people worldwide.
“Red Black White” has been recorded, mixed and Produced by Soren Andersen at Medley Studio (Mike Tramp, Glenn Hughes, Artillery) and mastered by Thomas “Plec” Johansson of Panic Studio Sweden and shows a super professional rock bands that should appeal to both AOR/melodic rock fans with a modern Muse meets Imagine Dragon touch.
Christopher Ioannides – Drums Constantinos Amerikanos – Guitarist
Andreas Kapatais – vocalist
Harrys Pari – Guitarist
Max-o-Matic – Bass
“Red Black White” to be released on December 14th
In 2014 the band members took the decision to enter the competition for the selection of Cypriot representative at Eurovision 2015. This decision, unlikely for a Rock band, was taken as it is basically the only way to become known abroad, since the size of the population of Cyprus (800,000 inhabitants) does not allow any local artist to reach international level unless by leaving the country or finding a way to be known abroad (it may be worth pointing out that George Michael and Cat Stevens both have Cypriot father). Thus the project to present the song “Shine” to the national selections for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 was born, where it won the Jury Prize, ranking though third after the televoting.
On 4 November 2015, the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) announced that the group would represent Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, without making any pre-selection. The song, titled “Alter Ego” was created by Minus One in three weeks, and brought to the production of the Swedish composer Thomas G: son. Rated the best ever entry from Cyprus, it made it through the final but ended up only in 21st position. But in the next two weeks the song found its right place at the top of the charts in Spotify and Itunes throughout most of Europe and has so far been streamed over 2,5 million times on Spotify alone.
Fred Purser (ex. Penetration and Tygers of Pan Tang) punches a button on the mixing console in the studio he has run for 30 years and muses (to no-one in particular) ‘Well that took rather longer than I expected…….’ ‘Yes about 30 years longer’ laughs band mate Jon Deverill. Master of the understatement, Fred is referring to the album he has finally completed together with Jon.
An album that has been over 30 years in the making. But let’s rewind. Jon, a native of Cardiff, had made the transition from amateur to professional when he answered an advert in the now defunct Melody Maker placed by The Tygers of Pan Tang. The Tygers, determined to move away from their punk metal beginnings, were looking for a singer with power and authority. That man was Jon. Running roughshod over the other auditionees he was the first choice of everyone concerned. The album that followed was the highly rated ‘Spellbound’ where the thrilling combination of Jon’s power vocals and John Sykes’ acclaimed guitar playing elevated the Tygers to City Hall headliner status.
One more album together and Sykes was gone and the Tygers were left looking for a guitar player on the eve of a tour of France. Step forward Fred Purser. Fred, born in County Durham, in the tough North East of England, began his musical career proper with lauded New Wave band ‘Penetration’. Brought in to beef up their sound he contributed to two albums for Virgin Records until the band felt that they had said everything they could, and Fred went on to start work on a solo project. With no time to audition a new guitarist Fred seemed an obvious choice ‘Can you learn the set in a week? Fred was asked. 7 days later he answered that question in style. Long curly hair, trademark ripped t-shirt, every bit the quintessential rock star he stood on the stage in Paris and replicated the finger knotting solos that Sykes had contributed to the band.
One album later (the bestselling ‘The Cage’), successful tours of Europe and Japan under their belts and the band imploded. That would have been the end of the story had not Fred already begun writing material for bands next album. Undeterred by the mess that was left behind in the wake of the Tygers dissolution, Fred enlisted his now friend, Tygers singer Jon Deverill, to work on the songs he had begun to write. And here, some 30 odd years later, the two friends have finally finished that album and, with an interesting twist of fate, signed to the Tygers current record company Might Music.
And you might wonder what kind of music is produced by two Yes, Pink Floyd, Queen and Zeppelin loving musicians one of whom has run his own recording studio for 30 years and the other who has carved out a career as a successful actor? ‘It’s kind of proggy really I suppose’ says the Fred, ‘With a good helping of rock’ adds Jon.
“Square One” is Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Fred Purser.and will be released on the 14th of December 2018 on Mighty Music on black LP, CD and digital.
Jon Deverill (lead vocals) Jeff Armstrong (drums, percussion)
Fred Purser (guitars, bass, keyboards, backing vocals)
Denmark’s finest Power Metal band, Seven Thorns, begins a new chapter, with the release of their 3rd album “Symphony of Shadows”! Spicing up their sound with heavier, darker influences like Symphony X and Adagio they still remember their roots in neo-classical and classic Power Metal in the vein of Helloween and Stratovarius. The result is strong, catchy melodies, high-end technical musicianship and a massive, dark and rich sound, and the 9 tracks will leave the listener gasping for air yet yearning for more!
Having played numerous gigs and festivals including the prestigious CopenHell, blowing away audiences and critics alike, and having shared stages with bands like Primal Fear and Freedom Call, the band is a force to be reckoned with. In the words of composer and guitarist Gabriel Tuxen: “We wanted to make an album that was FUN for us to play on stage, and one that will entertain our fanbase as well as people who see us for the first time. I think we succeeded, and more.”
To enhance the darkness and heaviness of the album, Seven Thorns worked with famed producer Tue Madsen. He turned out to be the perfect partner to make the vision come alive, making sure that every detail in the complex soundscapes stand out clearly, still creating a wall of sound full of pummeling bassdrums, heavy guitars and soaring solos that will satisfy even the most demanding shred-fetishist.
Centered around the virtuoso talents of guitarist and main composer Gabriel Tuxen and keyboard player Asger Nielsen, and with the charismatic voice and persona Björn Asking handling the vocals, the ambitious melodies and songs easily come alive. The low end is kept tight and heavy by bassist Mads Molbaek and everything is paced forward hard and fast by drummer and band mastermind Lars Borup.
It’s Power, it’s Heavy, it’s Dark: it is The SYMPHONY OF SHADOWS
Björn Asking: Vocals
Gabriel Tuxen: Guitars
Asger W. Nielsen: Keys
Mads Mølbæk: Bass
Lars Borup: Drums
Founded 2010 as Psychotic Pain and played a strange mix between synth, metal and rock music. Did some gigs, and demos and then changed their name to Black Sunday before they split up short time after.
In 2015 mainman Tricky T decided to do more hardrock style of music, and went into studio to record what to became their great debut album “A Ghost In The City”
He kept the name but no live performances happened and the promotion for the first record was very poor.
Again a break occured. In the fall of 2016 Tricky T again started to write songs for their second album. For this album, the band wrote about 15 songs and 10 of them ended up on the record. Among them, one old song called “Superstar Hero” that was supposed to be on the first record, but they did some changes from the demo version and did a new recording.
The same with the song “Nobody Cares”, that originally was called “Alone”.
The style is like the first one, some heavy riffs, some punk but mostly hardrock. It is still the mission of the band to write catchy singalong songs with good melodies and a dirty attitude!
For the new album the band hooked up with Mighty Music to realise the second album.
As this is written, they are back as a 4 piece band and hopefully will be back on stage where our music belongs!
Tricky T -Vocals and all instruments
“A Ghost In The City”
“Backyard Freaks” (out on Mighty Music November 16th)