Music Monday Band Recommendations – 28th December 2009

After a break over the Christmas period we are back at strength and as its Monday we are here with our recommendations!

Band 1

Band: Ghosts of August
EP to check out: The Silver Lined Epidemic
MySpace / Official Website

Ghosts of August is a Hard Rock band out of Metro Detroit. Forming in the August of 2007, they have worked hard to write and perfect their music as well as stage presence. They have infectious riffs, a unique blend of vocal harmonies, and an overall refreshing modern sound.

Ghosts of August released their First EP, entitled “The Silver Lined Epidemic” in early 2009.
They are currently working on their second album, aiming to give more of the crunch and face melting GOA fans have come to love.

Band 2

Band: Blinded
Album to check out: Autoscopia/Murder in Phazes
MySpace / Official Website

Blindead was founded in Gdynia, Poland in 1999 under the name of Incorrect Personality in which they recorded demo material.

With several line-up changes throughout the first few years, the band recorded six tracks which went on to become Devouring Weakness, their first album. Released in 2006, it was met with great reviews which helped get the band onto full tours of Poland.

After a series of gigs and building a name they hit the studio again in 2008 which saw a worldwide release of Autoscopia/Murder in Phazes and left fans and critics alike believing there is a promising future ahead.

Band 3

Band: 7dayBinge
Album to check out: 7dayBinge

7dayBinge is the collaboration of Todd Harrell of 3 Doors Down, Jon Nicholson of the Muzik Mafia, Kids Rocks guitarist Kenny Olson and Shannon Boone on drums.

The name comes from a time in Amsterdam were an “actual seven day binge might have occurred” when Jon Nicholson joined 3 Doors Down on a European tour several years ago and since they sat down writing tracks before Olson and Boone joined to complete the band.

Band 4

Band: Forever Never
Album to check out: Forever Never
MySpace / Official Website

Originally formed in late 2004, Forever Never are a metal band from Essex, UK who draw influences from a much wider scope than you might expect. Rhythmical, heavy and dripping with melodic twists and technical turns, FN take inspiration from Meshuggah, Michael Jackson and Machine Head in equal measures.

As likely to hear a 3 part vocal harmony, as a crushing breakdown; Zero Magazine put it in their review of the debut album “Aporia”: “Great fat chunks of razor-sharp double-axe polyrhythmic riffage blasts through stadium-friendly uplifting melodies like a rottweiler savaging a swan 4/5”.

With their self-titled album being released this year to positive reviews such as 4K’s in Kerrang magazine.

Band 5

Band: Beyond The Element
Album to check out: Resolute Sorrow

Beyond The Elements are influenced from a range of early 90s grunge to today’s metalcore scene.
With Powerful Vocals, Beautifully Written guitar pieces and a grooving rhythm section, Beyond The Element finds a way to mix these all together to create something beautiful and emotional, music that will leave an impression.

Each member has come from years of musical background, studying the art of music, performing with previous bands, all on different paths, until all those paths came together, with so many of the same influences and opinions on the music scene, it felt as though they had been destined to create together.

Debuting in 2008, this band has hit the ground running and has achieved a lot of success in a short time, from headlining shows, to successfully releasing their full length debut album, as well as receiving some radio airplay on Philadelphia’s biggest radio station. This band is driven by their love of rock and roll and their dedication to performance shows that, writing and creating music for the rest of their days is the dream they are trying to achieve.

Please note all bios are written by the bands or sources close to the band to give more accurate a description of their music and who they are.


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