Tony Holemans.

Soniq Theater

Oh my, has it actually been 2 ½ years since Alfred Mueller (the sole person behind this one-man Sympho-Prog Rock project) contacted us last, because of the release of his Unknown Realities alum (posted 13/06/2010, that review is still available in this website's “Archive” section, should you suddenly become interested in checking out the man's antecedents)?

Snakeroot

Here's something novel: a Hard Rock band styled on British and American bands in the genre, coming from Istanbul, Turkey, where the band, today (sóme line-up changes did occur) consisting of lead singer Bullent Calli, guitarists Dost Akyildiz & Sherhan Akalin (the latter also performing backing vocals), bassist/ backing vocalist Ali Evcimen and drummer Ozkan Oral, was formed in 2008!

Skadika

This Coln-based German band was founded in 2005, but has found so many changes happening to its line-up, that currently only female lead singer Jule is the only remaining member.

New Lungs

The EP by this Seattle based quartet came to us accompanied only by a calling card with some contact info, and I regret to say that the websites mentioned didn't offer a lot of background on the band either.

Messenger

If I got my info correct, this Arlington (Washington DC area) based Christian Metal quartet was put together by lead singer/ guitarist/ keyboardist Frank Clifton Herring, who sought out the correct people for two years prior to the Summer of 2008, when veteran bassist Roy Richardson completed the line-up then also already including lead guitarist Vlad Gurin and drummer Tim TNTTieff.

Krossbreed

Last time we came across this Antwerp based Belgian Thrash Metal band, was for the official release of their full-length album 3 Cheers For The Misery through UK label Casket Music/ Copro Records [review in Copro Records special – with bands An Ocean Between Us and Inner Fire – was posted 09/02/2012 only, in spite of the album having already been issued in the UK on Halloween 2011 (that's 31/10/2011), and can still be checked upon in this site's “Archive” section]...but that album was already rele

Kill For Eden

London-based female-fronted Hard Rock band Kill For Eden was founded in 2009 as Rhode Island Red by Lyla D'Souza (a Rock/ Soul singer-songwriter whom comes from Sydney, Australia, and has performed both over there, the UK, and Europe) and guitarist Dave Garfield (has lived in Amsterdam and Coln, recorded for the German affiliates of EMI and BMG, and gigged and recorded all over Europe playing many festivals and TV shows, supporting the likes of Joe Cocker,

Immanent Distance

This sextet from Kuurne (a suburb North of Kortrijk in the South of West-Flanders, Belgium) came into being following the split-up of the now defunct Death/ Black Metal act Depravity (now no longer in existence), when a couple of its members wanted to move on to a kind of music they felt a greater affinity for, namely a female-fronted Melodic Progressive Metal.

Grand 60

Here's a band with wacky origins! Its originator, guitarist/ bassist/ drum programmer Peter Lundh had been one of the forces behind a Swedish Rock band competition which had bands attending from all over the country, but when a third season announced itself (for the year 2008), he decided to cop out because he felt it would be too much work.

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