Born and raised in Mississippi, where for some art, literature and music are a way of life, Don Jacobs is a relatively successful visual artist (painter), muralist, and graphic designer, whom also has a psyche rooted deeply in Rock music, and a fascination for songwriting, which he brought to fruition in his first band as a teenager.
Two Side Moon Promotions
Thessaloniki (Central Macedonia, Greece) based Heavy/ Power Metal band Wardrum is far from a newcomer act. For even if the band itself only came into existence in the early Summer of 2010, the band already is at its sophomore album, and all of its members have an extended history in Thessaloniki based Metal!
Following a lengthy songwriting period, the full line-up formation of this Melbourne, Australia based modern Progressive Rock band finally came into being in early 2009, settling on singer Dan Swan, guitarist Glenn Kirkwood, bassist/ backing singer and keyboardist Johnny Glovasa, and drummer/ backing singer Greg Stone.
This fairly young North Carolina based Southern Rock quartet consisting of lead singer/ guitarist/ keyboardist Scott Sanders, lead guitarist/ backing singer JT Fitch, bassist/ backing singer Ron Humphries and drummer/ backing singer Jon Humphries (and the “young” also relates to the members, except for the bassist, who's obviously older, judging from the photographs in the album's booklet) first let themselves be heard of on a wider scale than just the live gigs through the release of their debut EP Beginnings in t
This Seattle based Alternative Rock band was started when, in 2008, Ben Koostra moved there and reconnect with his old friend Jeff Stetson, whom he'd known back in the days in their hometown of Missoula, MT.
The artist known as Dax (which is short for Dax Penick) comes from a family in which musical talent is not unknown. His cousin, Skeeter Davis, for instance is still wildly popular with millions of adoring fans in the Country music genre.
I'm not sure about the time-line on this...duo...I mean, when exactly they met in Los Angeles, but both guitarist Will Wallner and singer Vivien Vain originate from Europe.
From Adelaide, South Australia, comes a quintet [composed of singer (say shouter) Matt Kavanagh, guitarists Steven Dennis and Leigh Vergou, bassist Seb Bohm, and drummer Kim Fiddaman] who took influences from several sub-genres of Metal to create their own Post-Thrash hybrid.
This band was started as a Melodic Prog Rock solo project by American – Greek composer-singer Vicky Psarakis in late 2010, whom recorded this EP with the help of several talented Greek musicians [in fact, George Kollias on the drums and Elias Nousis on keyboards, guitars, bass and saxophone were the main contributors, with the track “The Planet's Cry” seeing collaborations of Tasos Asonitis on electric guitars, and Konstantinos Stavrou playing the acoustic guitar solo] at Athens' 9800 S
Huh...weird name for a “band”...but then, why would a person nót call his project after a cryptocrystalline form of silica (composed of very fine intergrowths of the silica minerals quartz and maganite)? With its waxy luster, semi-transparant aspect, and assuming a wide range of colours (although usually white to grey, greying blue, or a shade of brown ranging from pale to almost black), I can certainly understand why the mineral may have spoken to the artist's imagination! (P.S.: mineral description taken from Wikipedia)