By admin, 2018-04-09
Rising J-rockstars Esprit D'Air are crowned winners for best metal/hardcore album at the 16th Annual Independent Music Awards announced at New York's historic Lincoln Center on March 31, 2018.
The winning album, 'Constellations' was selected by an esteemed artist and industry judging panel which included Slayer, Amy Lee (Evanescence), Tom Waits and Sepultura, among many others; as well as press and talent buyers from the Americas, Europe, and Pacific Rim.
'Constellations' was produced by lead vocalist and guitarist, Kai, who follows a commendable DIY ethos by composing, recording, producing and mixing everything himself, whilst working with Kobalt Music Group's AWAL (Artists Without A Label) to distribute their music.
The album exclusively premiered on TeamRock last summer, and received coverage and airplay on HuffPost, Kerrang! Radio, TotalRock Radio, NEO Magazine, and PowerPlay.
Esprit D'Air embarked on a 7-day UK headline tour (Constellations Tour) in February 2018, including a packed headline show at the world-famous The Underworld Camden in London. The touring line-up featured Ryo Takahashi on guitar and Jan-Vincent Velazco of Pendragon (pictured) on drums.
The band is now looking to extend their Constellations Tour to Europe and to release brand new music this year—more details to be announced soon.
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By admin, 2018-03-03
Devils, Witchcraft, black masks and goat horns: these are the essential ingredients behind Luna 13, a very peculiar evil Bass/Metal project that, over the last couple of years, was able to build a solid reputation for itself and get signed by the eclectic label Cleopatra Records.
Hypnotic singer and Burlesque dancer Lilith Bathory joined producer Dr. Luna in 2015 and since then managed to combine EDM to Black Metal, creating a whole new genre in the Dark Music niche and becoming the first EDM project to win metal awards.
They also shaped an extremely suggestive, theatrical performance, perfectly in line with the occult imagery they incarnate, but, although their ability on stage cannot be doubted, their live performances are not always welcomed.
It happened last November when one of their horrifying live shows was interrupted by the management of the Artisan, a live music venue in Las Vegas, due to a breaking of their 'nudity code’, as Lilith Bathory performed a blood-drinking ritual wearing only her panties.
This accident didn’t stop Luna 13 from achieving the spotlights and being noticed by Sleepdogg Promotions, who have now included their brutal show into their roster.
“It is our chance to bring a truly dark, controversial show into larger venues,” the duo states. “After a few years of venues going into fear about allowing Luna 13 on the big stage, Sleepdogg Promotions finally opens the door.”
Although the project only started out in 2015, Luna 13 are collecting some thrilling results.
Described as “one of the most brutal electronic projects on Lucifer’s green earth” from Horrornews.net, the duo placed itself right on top of the Amazon Electro Chart with the latest release “Lilit”. They are also listed as one of the top 5 Black Metal projects by leading music blog Worldwide Underground and starred in the movie Devil’s Domain, featuring well-known actor Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill).
With Sleepdogg Promotions finally giving recognition this duo’s mesmerizing stage presence, nothing can stop Luna 13 from becoming the best representation of the next generation of Metal.
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By admin, 2018-01-31
Ridiculas Trixx is a band located in Kansas, led by Ronnica Lynn (singer, songwriter and band’s manager) Kelly Bliss (Multi-instrumentalist), Anthony Rosati (Drums) and Dave Herron (Bass). The band has an alternative wave that varies from the classic rock of the 80's, seasoned with a rather fresh and personal touch that gives it identity and highlights it among other groups.
Leader Ronnica Lynn, who apparently devotes herself full-time to this project, is the one who stands out for her vocal performance. She describes this experiment as "alternative rock with a southern accent", alongside with her is Kelly Bliss who also has a broad curriculum, as aforementioned a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, musical engineer and radio station DJ, he rubs shoulders with Lynn to bring out the group's missive.
The multiple talents of the members have paid off achieving rather relevant nominations and awards, thus carving out a promising path for the band, The March Akademia Award and the Josie Music Awards are some of those who have recognized the talent and efforts of Ridiculas Trixx in categories like "best alternative rock song" and "Best rock EP".
Ridiculas Trixx by the moment counts with one EP with 5 killer tracks, from which the promotional single "Pray for our future" is released not only to promote their music but also to honor the soldiers of the United States of America. Among their projects and ventures are not only recording a full-length studio album with at least 10 tracks but they are also currently touring around the United States.
As well as simply amazing music, we can highlight the band's work in the bandmag.com family-crew, where they make great contributions to the indie music scene and new artists.
Don’t miss out on what Ridiculas Trixx has on its way to show, follow their official site and social networks closely to stay tunned for future releases, news and tours:
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By admin, 2018-01-14
NewNobility is a trio originally from Australia the formation is made by Sead Trnka, Josh Maekowsky and Zoran Krga, the project despite lacking great pretensions as fame and shallow recognition is seen in a more pacifist attitude with messages of world peace and justice, the members define themselves as promoters of justice and use the phrase "let's make a better world" as their slogan, this has meant the global support of a fanbase that resonates with this humanist message.
They probably sound like a hyper-sensitive group, but they are far from the hippie wave of the 80's, these people are not eating flowers, their sound keeps the powerful essence of old school rock which this specific audience will appreciate, as a respite from all the artifice of mainstream music. But the same time they bring a touch of freshness to the style that characterizes them.
Something positive of the group is that they don’t fall into the foolish need that the music merchandise has about labeling everything to package it and then, sell it. These people are not into labels, although they admit being influenced by Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden and even The Beatles they’re not necessarily looking for one direction or another, the group simply flows, 'Galatic' is the recommended track by the band as an "initiation" for those who have not yet felt their vibes, the theme definitely gives an outline of what can be expected from the group.
The group has won several awards in different parts of the world, in the UK they won the Music Aid Award in the category "Best Band 2007", in India they won the World Peace and Music award. Thus, leaving their intentions very clear with which they started the group to promote a message of solidarity with others and the planet as well.
As a bonus, the three members of New Nobility are part of the bandmag.com family-crew, being also promoters of indie music. Definitely a group to pay attention to, make sure you visit all their social networks to be aware of new events, releases and more: