Hailing from Hamburg (Germany) – the melodic-metal quintet Blackdraft, consisting of Julia (Vocals), Karsten (Lead Guitar / Vocals), Tomek (Bass), Köbel (Drums) and Fabian (Rhythm Guitar), release the LP The Quest on the 14th of December.
Blackdraft – photo by Trashpilotin
The first track to surface from the album – Chapter 10: Fight (which was released as a stand alone single on the 2nd) – showcases their measured blend of melodic passages and furious fire, which enables Blackdraft to create music of dramatic shades and hues.
A new video surfaced last week from a concert at the Yerevan State Puppet Theatre of the track Room N11 – which is a darker countenance than music of their previously featured, shining a light on a band, who, were it not for geo-political location would, I am certain, have a more globally known face.
Jannick Brochdorf (Vocal), Niels Alex Larsen (Lead Guitar / Vocal), Lars Ulrik Le Fevre (Guitar / Vocal), Martin Poulsen (Bass) and Daniel Nielsen (Drums) from Copenhagen (Denmark) who form the rock band Statement are finalising details for a forthcoming LP.
The track I Wonder Why, from the forthcoming album, was also made available as a standalone single on the 19th.
The opening phrases set the listener on to a heavy-metal mindset as guitar sets up the anticipated thunderous roar, only for Statement to take the listener on a completely different direction of travel by revealing a tempered rock ballad in to which the audience quickly settles as the quintet deliver a song with both passages of tenderness as well as furious pace all within the framework of their signature sound of multilayered texturing.
After a six year break since the release of the LP Marla’s Song the ethereal-wave duo Loo & Monetti, from Marseille (France), are set to release the LP Broken Inside on the 1st of February 2019.
Loo & Monetti
The first track to surface from the album is No More, which was released as a standalone single on the 12th.
A song that melts into the listener with its creamy texturing of keys, cinematographic electronica and evocative vocal as the duo deliver a completely absorbing sultry melody that attests to an LP to immediately add to the collection on its release.
The French synthwave duo Slogan are no strangers to the site.
Slogan – photo by Anne-Laure Etienne
Their latest EP Hypercentre , released last week, takes them in to slightly different waters with the compositions being less secluded, which allows the voices to take greater spotlight and hence less sultry in countenance.
The first of the four tracks on the EP – Allegra – showcases the lighter texturing, which conversely, has a deeper resonance of beat and a tempo in to which the pulse of the audience syncopates.