Spinefarm Announce Second Label Night
Following on from the night of rock ‘n’ roll excess that saw Reckless Love, Jettblack and The Treatment lining up at the Garage in February of this year, Spinefarm Records has put together another ‘label night’ at the North London venue, this time in association with Last.FM. The ticket price is £10 and the first 50 people into the venue will receive a free Spinefarm goody bag.
Appearing on the bill are Amaranthe, Dynazty and Soen, three acts from Sweden currently causing a stir on home turf; six‐strong award‐winners Amaranthe hail from Gothenburg, and – complete with three vocalists (including some‐time Kamelot touring member Elize Ryd) plus a sound that veers from pure pop to full‐tilt, gruff‐throated metal – are successfully adding a brand new chapter to the Book Of Hard Rock.
Already the band have toured Europe with fellow Swedes Hammerfall, appeared at the Bloodstock event in the UK, played a wall‐to‐wall headline London show, sold out a Japanese venue in a matter of
minutes, been confirmed for Germany’s premier metal festival, Wacken, and become a firm staple at Swedish national radio… and all on the back of a self‐titled debut album that has thrown up some of the most memorably rockin’ moments of the past 12 months, including lead‐off single Hunger – the video for which has now exceeded two million plays on YouTube.
Says guitarist Olof Morck: “So it is time for us to return to the UK once more, and anyone who attended our last show at the Borderline in London can easily figure out why we are so excited to be coming back! Now, it is time to destroy the Garage with thundering riffs and catchy choruses, so you should definitely not miss out on this one! We have also just gotten word that we will play northern Europe’s largest amusement park at the end of the festival season – a HUGE show right in our home town, where we will be headlining in front of more than 10,000 people! We could not possibly have imagined this just a few months ago, and in response to this honour we will deliver the biggest and most spectacular Amaranthe show so far. A taste of the future!”
Joining Amaranthe on the bill in London will be powerful melodic rockers Dynazty – a five‐piece outfit from Stockholm whose latest/third studio album, ‘Sultans Of Sin’, entered the main Swedish chart at No. 8 and the hard rock / metal chart at No. 1! Bringing to mind prime‐era Skid Row & Whitesnake, Dynazty would seem to have a very busy 2012 in store, with an appearance at the Sweden Rock Festival now confirmed plus a full run of Swedish dates with battle metallers, Sabaton.
Rounding out the Spinefarm bill is progressive rock outfit Soen – a four piece outfit described as “melodic, heavy, intricate and very different to everything else”, and featuring a collection of musicians whose individual reputations go before them; that’s Swedish drummer Martin Lopez (ex‐Opeth, Amon Amarth), bassist extraordinaire Steve DiGiorgio (Sadus, Testament, Death, Iced Earth), vocalist Joel Ekelof (Willowtree) and guitarist Kim Platbarzdis.
The band’s debut album, ‘Cognitive’, has recently been released via Spinefarm; it features the video tracks ‘Savia’ & ‘Delenda’, and has been mixed by David Bottrill of Tool & King Crimson fame.
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