Tag: Current Artists

Trold

ABOUT

Trold plays folk metal with a mischievous smile, which is guaranteed to kick off the party from inside the large, dark Danish forests. The storytelling and melodies are in focus when playing with different instruments and heavy guitar rhythms to create the perfect atmosphere. The stories grow, hiss, and are sung, while the listeners/audience are taken on a host of adventures.

LINEUP

Astór Palsson (Dawn of Demise) – vocals
Michael Lundquist (ex-Svartsot, Prevail) – guitar
Jesper Myrup (ex-Kurgan) – guitar
Niels Thøgersen (ex-Svartsot) – drums
Allan Madsen (Prevail – bass

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E-Force

Always striving to gather a relevant and talented group of names in it’s catalog, Mighty Music is extremely proud to announce the enlistment of E-FORCE, the band led by ex-Voivod vocalist/bassist Eric Forrest, into its ranks. The first release under this partnership will be E-Force’s fifth studio album, “Mindbender”, to be released on November 19th, 2021.

Forrest comments: “Very proud to announce the fact that the new E-Force “Mindbender” release will be a collaboration/cooperation with Mighty Music. This shit is going to kill you! Impulsive E-Force trademarks, with a side-order of Voivod! This dosage of mayhem is going to fuck you up! Not to mention, a hidden treasure… “Insect 2021”! Beware…“.

E-Force was formed in Montreal, Canada in 2001 by vocalist/bassist, Eric Forrest, upon his departure from the legendary Canadian cyber metallers Voivod. In all Eric appeared on two studio masterpieces, “Negatron” and “Phobos”, on the live album, “Voivod Lives” and on the compilation: “Kronik”. When leaving Voivod, Forrest used his nickname, “E-Force”, as the name for his new band.

Labeled monsters of thrash, Eric Forrest’s wide array of musical influences and vocal capabilities set E-Force apart from the pack and ensure that this band is very original. E-Force released their debut album “Evil Forces” to widespread critical acclaim in 2003. Soon after Forrest relocated to France, resulting in a line-up change.

In 2008, E-Force released their follow-up, “Modified Poison”. The album further expanded the intensity of the band, impressing both fans and critics alike.

In 2014 the band released their third album “The Curse”, on Mausoleum Records. “Curse” was a concept album based on a collection of songs describing the power and temptation of, and obsession with the female race.

The fourth album was released in 2015 on Mausoleum Records: “Demonikhol”, lyrically another concept album with alcohol as the subject matter, illustrating the ravages and destruction of all kinds it is capable of causing. Musically E-Force has become an intense and shatteringly percussive killing machine, driven by battering ram guitars, supporting Eric’s primal screaming vocal assault.

In 2017, to celebrate the anniversary of Voivod’s legendary album “Phobos”, Forrest led a European tour performing songs from “Negatron” and “Phobos” albums by Voivod. The band assembled for that tour was operating under the name “E-Force Performing Voivod”. In 2018 the tour achieved by participating to the “Brutal Assault” festival (Czech Republic).

Throughout the band’s 20 years career (performing in 20 countries, 250+ shows and several festival appearances) as well as some guests on different E-Force albums (Glen Drover, Kristian Niemann, to name a few), Eric will now return with the opus “Mindbender”, released in 2021 on Mighty Music records and involving the “E-Force Performing Voivod” line-up: Patrick Friedrich on drums and Sébastien Chiffot on guitars. “Mindbender” will still be in the catchy vein characterizing the E-Force style, but will also add slower tempos parts and particular ambiences, making the connection with Eric’s venture as a cult member of Voivod.

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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!

You can expect new music from Liv Sin in 2022!

Line-up:
Liv Jagrell: vocals
Patrick Ankermark: guitars
Per Bjelovuk: drums

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Timechild

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Timechild is massive and uncompromising heavy rock. Their soundscape is dominated by heavy riffs, levitating choirs, harmonizing twin guitars and a strong lead vocal, which together unite in the band’s own characteristic Scandinavian expression.

The band was formed in 2020 by four experienced musicians from four different corners of Denmark. With a past in a number of danish rock and metal bands, Timechild’s members have previously crossed paths on both country roads, venues and festivals, such as Roskilde Festival, Copenhell og Sweden Rock.

When the opportunity arose, they decided to unite their musical experiences and visions and create a band that hasn’t been seen or heard before.

Their first release “Bite Of Frost” sums up everything Timechild stands for. In the almost 5:30 minutes, “Bite Of Frost” goes from mesmerizing choral harmonies, over marching twin guitars to a final explosion of raw heavy rock. With this track, and many more on the way, Timechild is ready to take on the international scenes.

LINEUP

Anders Folden Brink: Lead vocal, Guitar
Birk: Guitar, Backing vocal
Martin Haumann: Drums
Daniel Bach: Bass, Backing Vocal

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Killing

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From east Jutland Denmark, comes the aggressive and vicious monster of energy Killing. Formed late 2013, with the sole purpose of writing uncompromising thrash metal, as in the good old days. Inspiration is drawn from the golden era of the genre, where bands like Slayer, Exodus, Kreator, and Metallica ruled the stage with an iron fist.

After years of concerts and songwriting, they released 2018s critically acclaimed EP “Toxic Asylum”, which was followed by a longer tour around northern Europe. The following year, the single “Raise Your Anger” was released, which was followed by a long series of festival performances.

The many shows has proven their worth, as the east Jutland quartet on stage, create an intense and engaging vibe, that echoes long after the lights go out. Due to Covid, the winter/spring tour of 2020 had to be cancelled. This meant the band could focus their strength towards recording their debut album. Which was completed autumn 2020 with Jacob Bredahl in Dead Rat Studio.

Early 2021 Killing signed a contract with Mighty Music, who will release the album “Face The Madness” on August 13 2021.

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The Road

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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 live-session musician for Soilwork and 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.

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Demolizer

ABOUT

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.

Line up:
Ben “Polle” Radtleff: guitars, vocals
Aria Mobbarez: guitars
Bjørn “Krölle” Hjortgaard: bass
Max Petrén Bach Hansen: drums

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Thrashmageddon – September 2020

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I’ll Be Damned

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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:

LINEUP

Mark Damgaard – vocals
Boris Tandrup – guitars
Kristian Sloth – lead guitars
Jens Lunde – bass
Anders Gyldenøhr – drums

 

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SOULS OF TIDE

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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.

LINEUP

Vegar Larsen – Vocals
Anders Langberg – Guitar
Ole Kristian Østby – Lead Guitar
Øyvind Strõnen Johannesen – Bass
Tommy Kristiansen – Drums
Kjetil Banken – Hammond

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Join The Circus, 2016
Black Magic, 2020

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Withering Surface

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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”.

LINEUP

Allan Tvedebrink – Guitars
Jakob Møller Gundel – Drums
Jesper Kvist – Bass
Morten Lybecker – Keys
Michael H. Andersen – Vocals
Marcel Lech – Guitars

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