Hailed as the bastard child of a illicit three-way between Skid Row, early-Guns N’ Roses & AC/DC, the Leicester, UK based quintet HELL'S ADDICTION are here to fuck your world up ...
and make you come crawling back for more.
Ben Sargent - Lead Vocals | Liam Sargent - Lead/Rhythm guitar | Dan Weir - Lead/Rhythm guitar and Backing Vocal | Jason Green - Bass | Luke Morley - Drums
HELL'S ADDICTION BIOGRAPHY
Wandering into each others' lives in July of 2010 when bassist Jason Green contacted guitarist Liam Sargent about putting a band together. In the blink of an eye, Sargent had pulled his brother and singer Ben and drummer Luke Morley onboard and the band was off and running. Their first order of business was to release two successive singles, "Alcohol" and "Let the Good Times Roll" in 2012 before unleashing their debut album, 'Raise Your Glass' in February of 2013, which was mastered by Pete Maher (U2, Killers, Jack White)
Following extensive touring up and down the UK and abroad, in support of the debut album, the band released the well received single ‘What You Gonna Do?’ in April 2015.
This single formed the lead track from their second album, 'Broken' – released through TBFM Records in July 2016, which also received critical acclaim across the board.
“Based on the success of the ‘Broken’ album, our show offers got better and our opportunities got better as well, “says frontman Ben Sargent. “Then, we were asked to open Download 2016. That’s every rock musician’s dream to play that festival!” Second guitarist Dan Weir joined the band two short weeks before Download. "I think I'd be on the band's radar for a while as a potential guitarist," mentions Weir. "After a few messages we met up for a chat and was offered a chance to play Download, which, of course, used to be the Monsters of Rock Festival. I got the gig two weeks before the fest but for one of those weeks was on holiday with my family! Basically, I had two days and two rehearsals to get everything down. I do recall Liam coming over to me at one point saying, 'This is your solo coming up, mate.'"
Current Ep, V1.0 was tracked at Axis Studios in Doncaster, England and recorded by Matt Elliss. “"Writing V1.0 was different for the band as we knew when we were writing the songs that it was going to be a special Ep," relates Sargent. "The music, lyrics and melodies just flowed. We had never really written a full ballad as they always felt like they weren't ‘Hell’s Addiction.’” However, when we wrote and played “If Time Stood Still” we knew it was a ballad that we were happy to play live. That is part of the essence of the band, if a track doesn't work on stage, it doesn't get near the studio!"
“Running Away” was not initially a band favourite and nearly didn’t make the cut. "But after living with the song a while and after feedback from our nearest and dearest it made the Ep and is probably one our favourites now." If put to a vote, "Masking the Pain" would probably wind up the band's favourite track off of the Ep. "We all just really loved this track from the minute we wrote it and we all really enjoy playing it live and it’s a definite fan favourite, as well," while “Free your Mind” is just a balls out Rock classic, with the pace and thunder that fans would expect from Hell’s Addiction.
Upon release, the Ep smashed it’s way into various UK charts including #7 on iTunes UK charts, #2 Amazon UK chart and the top of the heap, #1 at Hot New Release and
Digital Download Amazon UK. The band had truly arrived.
In an incredibly short amount time HELL’S ADDICTION has risen up the ladder of the newly coined New Wave of Classic Rock (NWOCR) with their retro hard rock sound recalling
80s and early 90’s hard rock favourites while adding modern elements to the production value to keep things interesting.
Published by The Manamal | June 26Th 2019
THE NEW ROSES - New Album “Nothing But Wild” Out On August 2nd!
[Photo Credit: Frank Dursthoff]
THE NEW ROSES are:
Timmy Rough, vocals, guitar | Norman Bites, guitar | Hardy, bass | Urban Berz, drums
"Nothing But Wild " simply is the ultimate love letter to US rock – and the real deal!
German Hard Rockers THE NEW ROSES are back to climb the rock Olympus with their fourth studio album Nothing But Wild! After successful live appearances all over the world,
lately opening for KISS, and the invitation to tour with the legendary Scorpions in summer, the four-piece, centered around vocalist/guitarist Timmy Rough is ready to deliver the long awaited follow up for One For The Road (2017), which hit the top 20 in Germany.
THE NEW ROSES release the first single “Down By The River”, the ultimate soundtrack to your rock summer!
Singer Timmy Rough on “Down By The River”
"Most of the band members grew up near river Rhine. Needless to say that we spent most our youth at the river. A sixpack of beer, a cassette tape deck and a girl you can fall in love with immediately…and the river. That was all we needed. That’s the attitude we put in “Down By The River”. Probably it will be played on any radio at any river and becomes the soundtrack of somebody’s summer…”
THE NEW ROSES - Down By The River (Official Video) | Napalm Records
Published by The Manamal | June 26THTH 2019
Wildroads have released a new album "No Routine Lovers" via Volcano Records June 7Th 2019
Michael Cavallini- Voices | Nicola (Nik) Capitini - Guitar | Giulio Antonelli- Guitar | Kenny Carbonetto - Bass | Stefano Morandini - Drum
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Published by The Manamal | June 18Th 2019
Dario Di Stasi is a rock musician and singer-songwriter based in Manchester, UK.
Dario Di Stasi is a rock musician and singer-songwriter based in Manchester, UK.
As a teenager, he fell in love with guitar, driven by a passion for rock and blues.
Dario recorded and produced his first solo demo, on which he played all of the instruments, in 2015.
His first solo EP, Nowhere Avenue, has been published on all major online platforms in early 2018.
Dario's new single, STUCK IN HERE (recorded in Nashville, TN and produced by award-winning Drew Middleton) is OUT NOW
Letting go ep available now
"stuck in here" single
Dario Distasi links
Published by The Manamal | June 17Th 2019
Canadian dirty hard rockers THUNDERFUCK & THE DEADLY ROMANTICS, have announced the release of their new album 'Dirty Sleazy Rock'n'Roll' on July 26th via Cargo Records UK.
THUNDERFUCK & THE DEADLY ROMANTICS is:
Thunderfuck - Vocals | Johnny Douchebag - Guitars | Jim McPain - Guitars | Ryan Cümsock - Bass | George Kaloxilos - Drums
Originating from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, with a 10 year stint in the UK, the band is an example of how modern day rock and roll is created. With members now permanently located in Canada, shows are moments to be celebrated.
THUNDERFUCK & THE DEADLY ROMANTICS 'Dirty Sleazy Rock'n'Roll' Album Details Revealed
How does one go about describing THUNDERFUCK & THE DEADLY ROMANTICS.
One Part RAMONES, one part AC/DC, add in a little GUNS’n’ROSES and a dash of STEEL PANTHER!
ABOUT The Band
Thunderfuck & The Deadly Romantics were formed in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 2005. That year the band was voted Best Band Name, Best Merchandise and Thunderfuck was voted best Gig Poster Artist in Hamilton’s VIEW Magazine. The band received notoriety in 2007 when removed from the “It’s Your Festival” in Hamilton due to the band name. They had a good couple of years of gigging around Ontario before an opportunity arose for Thunderfuck to relocate to the UK. The intention was always to keep the band as an on-going concern and within a week, Gary Mark, or as you knew him, "Fudd McPounder", a guitarist from New Zealand that would become a staple in the band for the next nine years. A running joke with the band in Canada was that even though they gigged a lot, they were so dysfunctional as a band, that they could never get it together enough to get anything recorded. The band were doing a set of about 10 original songs, of which 7 or 8 of them finally made it on to the "Sexploitation" CD, however, at that time, all they had managed to record was a really badly produced cover of The Dogs D’Amour’s “Saviour” that was released on a charity CD in the UK called “Their Hearts Caught Fire” – We're sure you can find it, but be warned, it is awful!!
Upon Arriving in the UK, Versailles Records from New York got in touch and wanted the band to record a Def Leppard cover for their “soon to be released” compilation “Love Me Like A Bomb: A Millennium Tribute To Def Leppard”, We say “soon to be released” as it wasn’t released until 2016. Anyway, with no band to speak off, and the fact that it was Def Leppard (so why take it seriously) Gary and Thunderfuck sat down and decided that the worst song ever released by Def Leppard was Have You Ever Needed Someone So bad, so they chose to record that.
The duo pursued guitarists, bass players and drummers for the best part of a year with no luck whatsoever. As Thunderfuck was fresh over from Canada, and Fudd fresh from New Zealand, neither of them were aware of the clique that is the Glasgow music scene and neither of them were being accepted into it. Eventually they found a bass player who severely stabbed TF in the back, so fuck it, he doesn’t get a credit, and the three of them, along with original drum tracks recorded in Canada by Smash Bashkins, managed to pull off the first 4 track EP called “Do You Wanna Rock And Roll”.
In 2013, responding to classified ads, The Deadly Romantics engulfed a guitar player called Brian Cartwright and another guitar player called Mark Borland. With Fudd now on Bass Guitar, we were only looking for a drummer when Gordon Howie appeared, a left handed guitar player, who could actually play the drums! The band was set.
The band played approximately once a month over 2013 and 2014 and managed to release another 4 track EP in “Starfucker”, but TF's drinking was getting way out of control. He was doing stuff on stage and around the band that he seemed to think was funny, but no one else really did. The band were doing gigs in front of important people and TF was being an asshole! The band were getting hate mail through the bands email and Facebook and discussions were being held online about how shit the band was. Some people got the joke, but not enough to make the band a viable outfit. TF was passing out on stage, offending people in the audience and was getting stuff thrown at him, even getting punched in the face at one gig in Ivory Blacks in Glasgow!
The band went on a national tour of the UK with The Cadaver Club and opened up for several well known bands. Thunderfuck was drinking the country dry of Jagermeister and people were coming to see the band to see what shit he would get up to next, not because of the music. Eventually, Mark quit the band.
At the time, TF's response to all of the hate he was getting ended up being fuelled into the song “This One’s For You”. When it came time to shoot the video for the song, Brian Cartwright had had enough as well as he didn’t bother showing up.
The video was shot in October of 2014 and Christian Kimmett, the booking agent from Bannermans in Edinburgh, was a bass player, thus asked if he would come down to the video shoot and pretend he was playing bass. The second guitarist role was filled by the boyfriend of one of the girl dancers hired.
When it became obvious that Brian was not coming back to the band, Gary to moved back to Guitar and Christian came on board as the full time bass player, an offer to which he accepted and still regrets to this day.
Health reasons forced TF to quit the Jagermeister as he was drinking in excess of 20 Jager Bombs a night, so you can imagine how much energy drink was being consuming. Basically his heart was giving up and his joints were breaking down.
Toning down the shows a little, and trying to make them more entertaining for the audience, the band opened up for a band called Barb Wire Dolls at Bannermans one night and met the lovely Ida Sintic, a booking agent and tour manager from Zagreb in Croatia. She fell in love with the band, and before they knew it, a summer tour of Croatia was being organised for 2015.
Through the Cadaver Club, the band remained friends with Irish Singer Matty James, and at one of his shows in Bannermans, Mark Borland showed up. The band got to talking, and he decided to re-join the band. However, as The Deadly Romantics started to turn things around a bit, Gordie was getting busier with his other projects and could no longer invest the time into the band. In April 2015, Gordie left the band, and we headed off to Croatia in August with none other than Matty James behind the kit.
In many ways the Croatian tour was a success but in a couple of others, things were not so good. Once we arrived back in the UK, Gary decided to leave the band for his own personal reasons, and in his place we recruited the demented Stevie Pearce, whom the band had met in 2010 on an ill-fated Enuff Z’Nuff tour in which his band, Young Lust, had been the support act.
In May of 2016 the band played a string of dates throughout the UK, and the band had never sounded so good, performed so well, and finally looked like a rock and roll band. So what happened??
In 2017, Thunderfuck re-re-located back to Canada. When one performs in a band like Thunderfuck and the Deadly Romantics, one cannot expect things to be easy, and indeed, on many occasions, they are not.
In 2018, Thunderfuck & The Deadly Romantics signed a distribution deal with Cargo Records out of the UK.
Loud-Stuff states "Any band who have got the guts to call themselves Thunderfuck and the Deadly Romantics are ok in my books! What you’ve got here is a band who can play, understand their songs, but have set out with a mission to bring old school, dirty, sleazy rock and roll back to the forefront of things – and it’s worked.”
“Real sleaze rock with punk attitude and 80s metal guitars ; Thunderfuck and the Deadly Romantics sound like they have been on a Jack Daniel’s diet for a few years!” states Veglam, “A bit of WRATHCHILD (UK), ROGUE MALE & MENTORS, these guys seem to know a lot about dirty, debauchery rock’n’roll/punk metal. Bikers, punks and bad girls can party together again!”
All About The Rock says; “Sonically this band will knock your socks off. Thunderfuck himself, who is an absolute minotaur of a man, has a stage persona that reminds me of GG ALLIN. Albeit without the nakedness, shitting on stage or punching the audience but he does have that air of danger which has been missing from Rock n Roll since the Sex Pistols. The Deadly Romantics are a highly polished set of musicians. A lot more Paul Di’Anno fronted IRON MAIDEN punk style crossed with the chops of ZODIAC MINDWARP. Thunderfuck is a master of his craft. Engaging with the audience whenever the opportunity arises. You get a very special live experience with this band. This band thrives in a live environment. The sing/shout along choruses coupled with the natural call & response are a great blend. The diehard fans love it & the new discoverers in the audience certainly get into the spirit of things too. Overall this band are fantastic. One hell of a live act who make absolutely no apologies & take no prisoners with their lyrical content, stage persona’s or the total onslaught of in your face Rock n Roll. Although Thunderfuck & The Deadly Romantics proclaim not to take themselves seriously they are master craftsman at what they do & that’s all that matters.”
Thunderfuck and the Deadly Romantics videos
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Published by The Manamal | June 17TH 2019
JD MILLER The Desire (single) Mighty Music Release: 14 June 2019
Based out of Borås Sweden”The heaviest AOR around” as proclaimed by Sweden Rock Magazine in 2017 when they released ’World War X’ is back.
This time in the form of a new JD Miller release.
"The Desire" is the first single from the upcoming album ’Afterglow’ that will be released by Mighty Music November 29TH 2019.
JD Miller has gone through some changes in the ranks since the last release of ’World War X’ in 2017 as Chris David and Alex Oriz have sought out other endeavors.
But JD Miller has no intention on slowing down because of the departure, so drummer Emil ”Tyskie” Eriksson and singer Peter Halldén have created a new JD Miller album that further explores the musical road that the band has been on over the last couple of years. Back in the line-up after a hiatus is guitarist Elias Weise Fröjd and a new bass man will be announced in the near future.
Vocals / Peter Halldén
Drums / Emil “Tyskie” Eriksson
Guitar / Elias Weise Fröjd
Bass / TBA
JD Miller Links
JD Miller Website
JD Miller Videos
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Published by The Manamal | June 16Th 2019
MARCO MENDOZA Leah (single) Mighty Music Release: 14 June 2019
Marco Mendoza, known from his involvement in Whitesnake, Ted Nugent, The Dead Dasies, Thin Lizzy and more has released a new single and music video for the song “Leah”.
“This is a ballad about missing my home, my kids and my wife who is amazing and my rock, so I wanted to write something for her”. Mendoza says.
Marco continues “Soren Andersen, who produced and mixed my album had a rough idea and chord progression for a ballad, so before you know it emotionally I was driven to sing to her, after chocking a few times and a few tears “Leah” happened" !!
“it is a beautiful song and after so many requests to play this song live we decided to shoot a music video and release it as single
The setting and the weather in Mallorca was perfect! In fact we had a blast shooting it and I hope fans will like and enjoy!!" Mendoza ends.
Marco Mendoza Link s
Marco Mendoza Website
Leah teaser trailer
Marco Mendoza - "Leah" (Official Teaser)
Marco Mendoza "Viva La Rock" Release
Published by The Manamal | June 16Th 2019
The last few months Crashdiet have been working hard on finishing the last bits and pieces of the next album, "RUST" - to be released on September 13!
CRASHDÏET To Release 'Rust' Album In September; 'Idiots' Music Video Now Available
Swedish sleaze rockers CRASHDÏET will release their fifth studio album, "Rust", September 13 via Diet Records in Scandinavia and Frontiers Music Srl in the rest of the world. Crashdiets upcoming release will be the group's first full-length effort with new vocalist Gabriel Keyes, who joined the band in December 2017. The group released a new song called "We Are The Legion", when Gabrriel Keyes joined the lineup to give fans a taste of the lineup, and is one of 11 tracks included on the upcoming album "Rust". Also included on the album is "Reptile", another new single featuring Keyes that was originally released in January 2019; both singles we're raved by Crashdiet fans and continue to perform well.
"Rust" is the first CRASHDÏET studio album in six years and is the follow-up to 2013's "The Savage Playground". The disc was produced by Martin Sweet (apart from two tracks produced by Eric Bazilian and Chris Laney) and mixed by Chris Laney, who previously worked with CRASHDÏET on the band's 2005 critically acclaimed debut "Rest In Sleaze".
Crashdiet shows | events | tours
In October, CRASHDÏET will join forces with THE CRUEL INTENTIONS and HIGHRIDE for the "Idiots On Tour 2019" European trek.
IDIOTS ON TOUR 2019
02.08.2019 - CH, Brienzersee Rock Festival
31.08.2019 - UK - Hard Rock Hell Sleaze 3
02.10.2019 - DE, Osnabrück, Bastard Club*
03.10.2019 - DE, Cologne, MTC*
04.10.2019 - NL, Tilburg, Little Devil*
05.10.2019 - BE, Roeselare, De Verlichte Geest*
06.10.2019 - DE, Frankfurt, Nachtleben*
08.10.2019 - CH, Solothurn, Kufa Kofmehl*
09.10.2019 - IT, Milano, Legend Clun*
10.10.2019 - SL, Ljubljana, Orto Bar*
11.10.2019 - DE, München, Backstage*
12.10.2019 - DE, Lichtenfels, Paunchy Cat*
13.10.2019 - DE, Hamburg, Bahnhof Pauli*
18.10.2019 - FI, Tampere, Klubi
19.10.2019 - FI, Helsinki, On The Rocks
* Support: The Cruel Intentions & Highride
More dates will be posted very soon. For ticket links please visit www.crashdiet.org!
The official music video for "Rust"'s new single, "Idiots", can be seen below. The clip is a tribute to the best movies ever made, according to the band's cinematic opinion, as they turn back time a few decades, revisiting the good old days. The video was shot by Jimmy Johansson (Super Lino Puro), who also produced the band's two previous videos, "We Are The Legion" and "Reptile".
CRASHDÏET was originally founded in 2000 by late vocalist Dave Lepard and guitarist Mary Goore, better known as GHOST's Tobias Forge. The group's 2005 debut album, "Rest In Sleaze", debuted at No. 12 in the band's home country, but eight months after its release, the 25-year-old Lepard committed suicide. CRASHDÏET then recruited Finnish vocalist H. Olliver Twisted (RECKLESS LOVE) for its 2007 sophomore album, "The Unattractive Revolution", but after touring in support of the LP, Twisted exited the group. The band then welcomed Simon Cruz, who appeared on 2010's "Generation Wild" (which reached No. 3 in Sweden) and 2013's "The Savage Playground" (which reached No. 2) before leaving the band in the midst of a Japanese tour in 2015. The next gen lineup with new singer Gabriel Keyes marks a new exciting chapter for the band continuing the sleaze sensation we all know and love! Follow Crashdiet below on the Crashdiet network.
Published By The Manamal | June 6TH 2019
Aerodyne Sign with ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records
The band’s second studio album will be released in late autumn 2019.
Marcus Heinonen – Vocals
Johan Bergman - Guitar & Backing Vocals
Daniel Almqvist - Guitar & Backing Vocals
Thomas Berggren - Bass & Backing Vocals
Christoffer Almqvist - Drums & Backing Vocals
AERODYNE, hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden is a competent and uprising old school heavy metal band, seasoned with elements of speed/thrash metal and melodic influences put together in a unique way that makes the band stand out from today’s ever-growing 80’s nostalgia scene. This aggressive main course is served with energetic live shows that are second to none! AERODYNE quickly got signed by Street Symphony records (IT), and their first album "Breaking Free" was sold out in just 3 weeks after great reviews (84% in Burrn Magazine among others). In 2019, the band completed the recordings of their second album and is now ready to take it a step further. Without hesitation, ROAR! Rock of Angels Records came in to solidify that AERODYNE and their upcoming offering will be included in the elite of the upcoming rising heavy metal forces in EU. Besides gigs all over Sweden, the band has done two European tours. In addition, Aerodyne recently partnered up with the booking agency Red Lion Music (DE). With their second album on the way, AERODYNE is aiming for nothing less than world domination!
"We proudly announce today the signing of a new album deal with AERODYNE and welcome the band to the ROAR! Rock of Angels roster."
Aerodyne Live @ Wildfest 2019 March Davai
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Published by The Manamal | May 30Th 2019
Sidechain gives life to a varied sound mix, rich in references to group which members of the band are inspired. Very varied influences, ranging from the classic rock of the 70’s, to progressive rock/metal of the ’90s, directing the band’s sound on sonority to groups such us Alice in Chains, Tool, Opeth, Alter bridge and others.
Simone Tedeschi- Voices | Mauro Bianchini- Bass | Matteo Nardinocchi- Guitar | Danilo Innocenti - Drum
Sidechain are born in December 2014. The initial formation undergoes several changes during the first months,
but now the current lineup is solid and well-matched: Simone Tedeschi (vocals), Matteo Nardinocchi (guitar), Mauro Bianchini (bass guitar) and Danilo Innocenti (drums).
After individual experiences with other groups and dragged by desire to create an alternative rock band of unpublished music, they start working right away on their own songs, taking inspiration from the rock scene of the ’70s to ’90s.
2017: victory of the Distrarte Sound Contest and opening to the main stage of the Distrarte Festival for the headliners Ex-Otago
2017: third place in the regional selection of Tavo Rock, awarded by the historic guitarist of Vasco Rossi, Maurizio Solieri.
2018: the band makes its first studio work recording an EP at Kristal Cross Studio
2018: they pass the selection for the final regional of the Arezzo Wave Love Festival
Sidechain nascono nel dicembre 2014. La formazione iniziale subisce cambiamenti nel corso dei primi mesi, ma l’attuale formazione è solida e ben assortita: Simone Tedeschi (voce), Matteo Nardinocchi (chitarra), Mauro Bianchini (basso) e Danilo Innocenti (batteria).
Reduci da esperienze individuali con altri gruppi e trascinati dalla voglia di formare un gruppo inedito alternative rock iniziano subito a lavorare su pezzi propri ispirandosi e prendendo spunto dal panorama rock degli anni ’70/’90.
Danno così vita ad una miscela sonora varia e ricca di richiami a gruppi cui i membri della band si ispirano. Influenze molto variegate, che spaziano dal rock classico anni ’70 fino al prog rock/metal degli anni ’90 ed odierni, orientano il sound della band dalle cui sonorità si possono notare richiami a gruppi come Alice In Chains,Tool, Opeth, Alter Bridge, ed altri.
2017: vittoria del Distrarte Sound Contest ed apertura al main stage del Distrarte Festival per gli headliner Ex-Otago.
2017: terzo posto alla selezione regionale del Tavo Rock, premiati dallo storico chitarrista di Vasco rossi, Maurizio Solieri.
2018: la band confeziona il primo lavoro in studio, EP omonimo registrato presso Kristal Cross Studio.
2018: superano la selezione per la finale regionale dell'Arezzo Wave Love Festival.
From the album "Sidechain" out on May 17th, 2019 through Volcano Records
Sidechain shows | Tours | Events
Published by The Manamal | May 29TH 2019
Brand new metal from new and old bands!