Aus Haïrdrÿer werden Fighter V

Haïrdrÿer ändern ihren Namen auf Fighter V. Auf Facebook wurde diese Änderung wie folgt kommentiert: „Nun, schon als die ersten paar Demos zu unserem neuen Album langsam Gestalt annahmen, wurde uns sehr schnell bewusst, dass sich das Ganze dieses Mal irgendwie anders anfühlt. Der Neuzugang von Felix und unser Trip nach Schweden haben uns mit so aufregendem, neuem Fahrtwind beschenkt, dass es sich für uns einfach wie etwas Neues anfühlt. Eine Namensänderung war für uns die einzig logische Konsequenz, um diesem Gefühl Ausdruck zu verleihen. Aber keine Sorge, alles andere bleibt gleich.“

FighterV Band

Zum Schluss gibt es noch Danksagungen an alle Fans: „Wir hoffen natürlich, dass wir den vor uns liegenden Weg weiterhin mit einer derart geilen Fanbase beschreiten dürfen, wie ihr das seid! Euer Support in den vergangenen Jahren war der absolute Wahnsinn!

In den nächsten Tagen wird die Änderung auf unseren Social-Network Plattformen vollzogen und ihr dürft gespannt sein, bereits in wenigen Wochen folgen weitere aufregende News.

FIGHTER V – Dave, Marco, Luca, Lucien & Felix“

Burning Witches mit neuer Sängerin

Mit dem Weggang von Seraina Telli hat die aufstrebende Band Burning Witches einen Verlust zu beklagen. Nach Langem Überlegen hat sich Seraina aus persönlichen Gründen entschieden, die Band zu verlassen und ihre Energie in die Band Dead Venus zu bringen. Sie dankt allen Fans, Freunden, dem Label und dem Management für die schönen Erlebnisse. Ihr Debütalbum mit Dead Venus mit dem Titel „Bird of Paradise“ folgt noch in diesem Jahr.

In die Fussstampfen von Seraina tritt die Niederländerin Laura Guldemond. Die neue Hexe Laura begrüsst die Fans im Statement der Band und freut sich auf die neue Herausforderung. Zum Schluss dankt sie für die tolle Unterstützung und freut sich auf zukünftige Gigs. Ein neuer Song mit Laura soll noch diese Woche erscheinen. Wir sind gespannt.

Das neue Bandbild der Burning Witches:

Burning Witches Bandfoto neu mit Laura Guldemond

 

 

Band: Chotzä

 

Chotzä, aus dem berndeutschen Dialekt übersetzt „Erbrechen“, spielen plumpen, primitiven mundart Black Metal.


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Heimatstadt: Bern | Text & Bild: Facebook | Facebook | Website (keine)

Band: Insanity

 

Insanity haben in den letzten fünf Jahren einen schnellen Aufstieg zur international bekannten Hardcore Band geschafft, welche heute mehrere Studio-Alben, Musikvideos und europaweit Konzerte mit Szenegrössen wie Hatebreed, Madball, Agnostic Front, Sick of It All, Born From Pain, sowie einige Headliner-Tourneen aufweisen kann.

Ein Gründungsjahr für die Schweizer Band aus Luzern zu bestimmen stellt sich als schwierig heraus. Die Jungs machten schon 2004 als Jugendliche gemeinsam Musik, entdeckten schnell ihre gemeinsame Passion und entwickelten sich über die Jahre gemeinsam als Band, Musiker und Freunde. Die stetig aufgekommene Liebe zum Hardcore fand seit etwa 2011 langsam ihren Weg ins Songwriting der Band, und so begann Insanity das zu werden, was sie heute sind. 2012 spielte die fünfköpfige Truppe zum ersten Mal ausserhalb der Landesgrenzen, nachdem sie sich mit ihrem frischen, eigenständigen New York Hardcore in weiten Kreisen einen Namen gemacht hatte, und von da an nahm die Geschichte ihren Lauf.

Im Jahr 2013 erschien das erste Studio-Album No Limit sowie das gleichnamige Musikvideo, womit Insanity Fans auf der ganzen Welt gewinnen konnte. Dementsprechend liessen auch die weiteren Erfolge nicht lange auf sich warten: International Konzerte mit namhaften Headlinern, eine 2-wöchige Kuba-Tournee, sowie zwei weitere Musikvideos hoben die Band auf ein neues Level.

Insanity ruhten sich darauf jedoch nicht aus und veröffentlichten bereits 2014 die nächste Scheibe Ready To Row. Es folgten verschiedenste Tourneen in Europa, inklusive einer längeren Balkantour, weitere Musikvideos, sowie eine beachtliche Anzahl Konzerte.

Im Mai 2017 veröffentlichten Insanity ihre neueste LP Toss A Coin via Bastardized Recordings, zusammen mit mehreren Musikvideos. Im selben Jahr tourte die Band in Japan / Südkorea, sowie eine längere Tour in Europa und weitere Festival-Shows und Club-Gigs in Europa.

Das in der Fachpresse sehr positiv bewertete Album wurde knapp zwei Jahre lang mit vielen Konzerten, unter anderem beispielsweise am Summer Breeze Open Air, sowie einer Südostasien-Tournee unter die Leute gebracht und präsentiert. Das Jahr 2019 steht ganz im Zeichen der vierten Scheibe von Insanity: Im Herbst wird das nächste Album veröffentlicht, in welchem die Band ihre neu gewonnenen Einflüsse zu weiteren Singalong-Krachern verarbeiten wird.


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Heimatstadt: Luzern | Text & Bild: Facebook | Facebook | Website

SilverMountain suchen Drummer und Keyboarder


Silver Mountain, eine Rainbow Tribute Band aus der Schweiz suchen für künftige Shows Unterstützung. Rainbow ist eine britische Band, gegründet von Ritchie Blackmore nach seinem Ausstieg aus Deep Purple. Die ganze Geschichte zur Band gibt es hier auf Wikipedia.

Du bist Drummer oder Keyboarder und interessierst dich? Dann melde dich auf www.silvermountain.ch oder auf Facebook.

Band: Dawnless

 

In order to find Dawnless’ origins, you’d have to go back as far as 1998. It is during that year that theses 5 friends decided, quite out of nothing, to give a shot at music, without any musical notion for most. Until 2002, the band searches for its own style, playing cover songs while debuting on stage. It is during that same period of time that the first songs are written, and that the band finds its inspiration in Scandinavian melodic metal, which is, at the time, their main influence.

Dawnless was officially born in January 2003. Early on, the musicians write songs in their own style, allying powerful riffs to melodies.

And so it is that Dawnless, slowly but surely, finds its own way into the local musical landscape, which follows by the recording of their first album “A Way Of Escape”, in early 2006. This 10 tracks record is followed, a few months after, by the shooting of the “Winds Of Fate” video clip, shot on top of one of the surrounding mountain, at around 3800m of altitude.

This first album gave the band new opportunities, allowing it, in November 2007, to even play on the Z7 mythical stage in Pratteln for the “Battle of Metal”!

Convinced of their potential and of the interest their music drew, the musicians lock themselves up in their rehearsal room and give birth, in summer 2008, to a 9 tracks second album named “While Hope Remains”. This album, more mature and homogeneous than the first opus, is the band’s first real outcome and they will then line up more than eighty gigs until fall 2013.

Dawnless then disappears from live stages for three long years. It is during this period of time that the band’s 3rd album is written and recorded. “Beyond The Shade” finally comes out late January 2016 and represents a major step for this Swiss lineup. The eight new songs define a more powerful type in which riffs are better set and melodies more smartly spread. It is now time for the band to get back on stage and meet the crowd again, and, who knows, to even reach the dream of reaching the top and goals set 18 years earlier…


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Heimatstadt: Bagnes | Text & Bild: Facebook | Facebook | Website

Excelsis – Neues Musikvideo

Beim letzten CastleRockBurgdorf im April 2019 durften wir unterstützung bieten für mehrere Live Musikvideos der Emmenthaler Drachentöter Excelsis. Nachdem das erste Video „Maimond“ bereits am 21.04.2019 veröffentlicht wurde, durfte man nun seit Sonntag 19.05.2019 das zweite Video zum Ersten Mal bestaunen. Der Klassiker „Heiligs Wasser“ wurde veröffentlicht. Vielen Dank an dieser Stelle nochmals an Davin und Oliver Kämpfer von www.green-video.ch für die kompetente und angenehme Unterstützung. Sowie natürlich die tollen Resultate des sechsten CastleRockBurgdorf.

Nun aber genug Text, schaut euch die tollen Musikvideos an.

 

Band: Cellar Darling

 

WE ARE STORYTELLERS.
WE WANT TO CARRY YOU AWAY INTO OUR WORLD OF MUSIC.
We want to unleash feelings and experiences by telling stories and drawing symbols, in the way mankind has done since the dawn of its existence: through legends, folk tales, theatre, drama, spirituality – and through songs.

We may sing about the future, we may sing about the past – for essentially, they are the same. If you come to experience our show, you will not know what to expect. If days are bright, our performance shall be bright. If they are dark, it will be dark. In any case, we will tell you stories: those you’ve missed in a world where no bed time stories are told anymore, or those which have never been told before.

2019: The Spell

CELLAR DARLING’s second full-length »The Spell« weaves a dark fairytale for the modern era, told through heavy yet intricate, progressive folk rock, enchanting visual art and utterly immersive storytelling. The band began in 2016 after Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars and bass) left Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE, which they had all played in for over a decade. But they weren’t ready to end their musical journey together yet, and embarked on a new and different path.
“We’re happy that ELUVEITIE fans have joined us, but we didn’t want to do the same thing with CELLAR DARLING: we want to do our own thing,” explains Merlin. “With CELLAR DARLING, we deliberately didn’t set ourselves any limits – and that really enabled us to find the type of music that we wanted to play.”
Anna originally used the name CELLAR DARLING for her own solo album in 2013, but it also perfectly encapsulated their vision for this new adventure. “Our music stems from ideas that were kept hidden away in a type of creative cellar, and are now ready to see the light,” Anna explains. “It also visualises our music: the darkness is the cellar, and ‘darling’ represents something light and beautiful.”
The three-piece introduced these spellbinding sounds to the world with their debut album »This Is The Sound« in 2017. But for »The Spell«, they decided to take their musical ideas and creativity one step further, and to make a concept album, after the initial idea for »The Spell« came to Anna randomly while she was out hiking with her father. It tells the tale of an unnamed girl who is birthed into a world that is full of pain, damaged and debilitated by the human beings that inhabit it. We follow her as she searches for meaning in life, when suddenly she meets and falls in love with death – concluding with an ambiguous ending that leaves the listener wondering. Though Anna set out to create abstract rather than autobiographical lyrics, »The Spell« became a personal journey for her.
“Even if you write completely abstract lyrics, it is based on your life and personality somehow,” she says. “It was strange, because even though it was a dark concept, when I created it I was feeling happy. But then, as we were working on the album, my mental health got really bad – worse than ever before. It was as if the creative part of my brain was realising what state I was in before I became fully conscious of it.” But focusing on the album helped Anna to work through these demons: “The music is always my outlet,” she says. “Without it, I probably wouldn’t be here anymore.”
Though it was Anna who conceived the concept of the album, CELLAR DARLING is very much a collaborative effort. “A song that is written by only Ivo or myself would not sound like Cellar Darling,” says Anna firmly. “That is what makes this band special.” “It was something new for me,” adds Ivo on the experience of writing music around a concept for the first time. “It was challenging, but after 12 years of making music, it was really good for my musical experience. It gave us something to focus on.” “I think the lyrical concept definitely helped in making the album a coherent whole,” Merlin adds.
On »The Spell«, CELLAR DARLING have cemented their sound. Juxtaposing darkness and light, the album soars with melody, pummels with heavy passages and is peppered throughout with progressive flourishes, folky interludes and classical elements, as well as their use of hurdy gurdy and flute. “I think prog fits us best,” says Merlin. “Prog isn’t just about guitar solos, long songs or technical ability: for me, it’s pushing the limits of genre. We don’t want to set any boundaries for ourselves, and to me, that is the definition of progressive music.” His enthusiasm for grandiose rock and prog bands like QUEEN and DREAM THEATER shines through in »The Spell«, and it comes as no surprise that Anna is the child of two professional opera singers, as her stunning vocals glide majestically throughout this ambitious album.
But the ambition of »The Spell« doesn’t stop with the music and lyrics: CELLAR DARLING have created an audiobook that’s narrated by Anna to help complement the album’s story, and they enlisted Romanian graphic designer, Costin Chioreanu (OPETH, ULVER, WARDRUNA and more) to create vivid illustrations and animated videos for every track.
“He’s the artwork rock star in the metal scene!” laughs Anna. “I was a huge fan of his – I actually have a sleeve tattoo with artwork that he did for ULVER. So I got in touch with him about that and kept in touch ever since. He’s an amazing artist: we just sent him the music and lyrics, and he delivered.”
For CELLAR DARLING, the intricate artwork is central to the album. “Even now when I am listening to an album, I like to be able to look through the artwork,” Merlin says. “To hold the sleeve in your hand while you listen. It’s very much a part of the album experience, in my opinion: I grew up with my dad’s record collection, he had something like 10,000 vinyl! It was a more deliberate way of listening to music. It’s amazing that now WE have something like this, that you can actually spend some time looking at while listening to the music. So I think it’s amazing that we are able to make the artwork available digitally as well, in the form of animated videos for each and every track, and on our website, too.”
“It gives more importance to the concept,” Anna concludes. “Having something like a bonus track would have been great, but it wouldn’t have completed what we started. With the audiobook and the fitting artwork, it closes the circle.”

2016-2018: Formation & This Is The Sound

Cellar Darling formed in the summer of 2016 out of the split of Switzerland’s most successful metal act to date, the chart-topping Eluveitie. The trio consisting of Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars & bass) therefore already looks back on a decade of touring the world, in 45+ countries on 6 continents. The winners of the 2014 Swiss Music Award as ‘best live act’ have experienced much together, forming a bond that can overcome any adversity.
After the split with their former band in June 2016, the trio knew that their musical journey was far from over and instantly began working on their own songs. What quickly developed was a unique and fresh combination of grand and heavy riffs, powerful drumming and a unique voice, with the signature folky, earthy tones of the hurdy gurdy, confidently fusing heavy alternative and progressive rock with strong folk influences and poetic lyrical tales, creating what you may very well call a New Wave Of Folk Rock.
In September 2016, following a summer of intense songwriting sessions, Cellar Darling self-released their first single ‚Challenge‘ along with the bonus track ‘Fire, Wind & Earth’, to overwhelmingly positive reactions from around the world. Signing to Nuclear Blast Records in January 2017 was swiftly followed by 3 single releases, all met with a staggering support from the ever growing fanbase. The videos for ‚Avalanche‘ and ‚Black Moon‘ each broke 1 million views on YouTube within months, and the subsequent release of Cellar Darling’s debut album ‘This Is The Sound’ on June 30th 2017 received widespread critical acclaim and overwhelming positive response from fans around the world. The album entered top 100 charts in Switzerland, Germany and the UK, peaking at #16 in the band’s home country, and surpassed 1.8 million streams on Spotify alone within 6 months.
In support of ‘This Is The Sound’, Cellar Darling toured three continents and more than 20 countries.

Drums | Merlin Sutter
Vocals, Hurdy Gurdy, Flute | Anna Murphy
Guitars, Bass | Ivo Henzi


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Heimatstadt: Winterthur / Luzern | Text & Bild: Facebook | Facebook | Website

Band: THOLA

 

tHOLA, which means ‚wolf‘ in an ancient east-Indian language, is a Swiss Thrash/Power Metal band.

The band was formed late 2016, initiated by the main Songwriter and general Mastermind, Rolf ‚Rodo‘ Studer. Rodo’s vision was to get the very best musicians and to create fast and powerful metal, interjected with technical and progressive elements.

With Rodo’s reputation for being an outstanding musician and an ‚out-of-the-box‘ songwriter, it did not take much convincing for drummer Sven Imsand, Bassist Thommy Ambiel and vocalist extraordinaire, Fredy Salzman to join the new band.

Two songs, sCREAMING wORLD and dIGItAL tIME, were written and recorded within weeks. Already during this processes, it became very clear, that in order to make tHOLA’s music as powerful and heavy as we had set as our goal, we needed a second Guitarist. There was really only one name that came to mind, a guitarist, even though he hadn’t played live in quite some time, who had exactly what we needed, what we wanted, what we were looking for, Patrick Ambord. Patrick, with his very unique style, with his technique and his enthusiasm, was in the band before we had the chance to finish our proposal; a big fat YES, Let’s do it!

With that, the tHOLA line-up was complete and we were ready to write and record songs. The recording part is necessary, because tHOLA’s drummer, Sven, lives in Spain and we use the recordings to rehearse individually.

Within a few months, through extremely hard work and total commitment by all band-members, we had together a just under two hour set.

tHOLA’s debut concert was to be held in one of the finest Music-Clubs in Switzerland, the famous Moshpit in Switzerland. After an intense one week band rehearsal in Switzerland, we hit the stage and were overwhelmed by the reaction from the audience. It did not take long, and we had the over two hundred people attending, moshing and headbanging. It was a night to remember.

THOLA stands for uncompromising, fast, heavy, sometimes very playful Metal, with a twist here and there; wOLFbURN-Metal

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Heimatstadt: Wallis | Text & Bild: Facebook | Facebook | Website

Vapourtrail – We save Heroes

vapourtrail band foto rock

Vapourtrail aus Langenthal spielen alternative Rock. Mit diesem „alternative“ lässt sich schon vermuten, die Band Vapourtrail lässt viele Einflüsse in ihre Musik strömen. Dennoch behalten sie ihren Stil, der doch klar erkennbar ist. Im Interview mit Radio 32 plaudern Vapourtrail über die lange Entstehung des Albums. Zwei Jahre lang wurde getüftelt und geschraubt, bis alles so passte wie es sein sollte. Auch wenn die meisten Texte im ruhigen geschrieben werden, gibt es auch andere Situationen: „Es hat es auch schon gegeben, das wir unbedingt einen Text brauchten  und dann sind wir hingesessen und haben einen hingezaubert.“, lassen Sigi und Domo durchblicken.

Part of a Notion

Langes blabla – auf zur Musik! Mit „Part of a Notion“ startet das Album „We save Heroes“. Und dazu gibts ein schönes Musikvideo.

 

Das Album

Das Album besteht aus zehn Songs zwischen 3:05 Minuten und 7:45 Minuten. Das Album gibt es auf Spotify, Deezer oder als CD, zum Beispiel auf cede.ch für 15.90CHF.*

Album Cover vapourtrail - we save heroes

1. Part Of A Notion
2. Here You Are
3. Who Knows
4. Never Stop
5. When Time Started Burning
6. Just Another Stone
7. Listen
8. Moonclouds
9. The Rain Is Gone
10. The Belt

 

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