This Toronto (Ottawa) based Canadian Hard Rock quartet was formed in 2006, by a collection of seasoned musicians (lead singer Sean Potvin, guitarist/ backing singer John Wetherilt, bassist/ backing singer Al Perrier, and drummer Paul DeMarinis) from a variety of backgrounds (collectively, in past band incarnations, the members of FTU have played support slots to the likes of Exciter, Alias, Trooper, Blue Rodeo, and Rik Emmett –
This Auckland, New Zealand based band was founded as a musical project in 2005 by singer/ guitarist Mathew Bosher, and his brother, now former drummer Daniel, which first made itself being properly heard of through the self-release of the 2008 full-length album A New Aesthetic, recorded and produced by David Holmes (known of work with Jakob, Kerretta and An Emerald City to name but a few), whom remains the band collaborator to date.
This '70s-styled Hard Rock act from Oslo, Norway, was founded in 2005 as a trio, and immediately made its mark in the USA, where their single “44” (part o their demo EP 44 Collection) won the Make A Star music contest that same year.
For a project with some truly high-grade Instrumental Metal music, these guys sure use a terribly illegible logo! But heck, that's not what this is about, is it?
It seems incredible, but even after more than 40 years past Jimi Hendix' death (he died on September 18, 1970), people still find original recording masters with studio material which was never before released!
To many of us, Iowa based Vaduz will be a new name, yet the band's roots go back all the way to 1987!
This international Symphonic/ Epic Metal project was originated in 2011 by Ukranian songwriter/ keyboardist Oleg Biblyi and American singer Darren Crisp (an idealist based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, whom started his own recording studio in 1999, order to help out artists whom the world would all too easily oversee, with audio/ visual means).
This Zug based Swiss Emo Rock band was originated in 2006 by singer Sven Ehmes and guitarist Stephan Kaiser as a means to do some occasional jam sessions, and soon grew out by the band (also comprising bassist/ pianist Jonathan Geiger and drummer/ pianist Silvan Strinimann) fitting out its own studio to record its April 2010 released EP The Progression, which stands as a symbol for the awakening of the musicians involved.
As a bandname, Subztain came to life when lead singer/ bassist Andreas Morling, guitarists Marcus Wahlstrom & Robin Sandvik, and drummer Mattias Nielsen were forced, in the Summer of 2011, to change the name (Subtopia) they were previously known under in their area of the world (a town called Upplands Väsby, a suburb of Stockholm, Sweden well know for having already spawned the likes of Europe, Candlemass and Heat upon the Earth), due t
From Leeds, UK, comes a band of jolly friends, who've taken the Pirate Metal theme and gave it a completely new musical outlook, which differs quite from what Power Metal acts such as Running Wild, and more recently Alestorm and Swashbuckle have delivered. Indeed, the main influences SBP uses come from Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Manowar. In other words, Traditional Heavy Metal (with progressive leanings).