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Alternative progressive rock band LOST IN MAJORITY have two albums along with an all new EP release titled "The Age of Lies", and have plans to write even newer songs soon enough. But besides that release, the band is set to play a show in a few month's with more shows to follow in the fall. Otherwise the band did take sometime to talk about all of this stuff and much more below!


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

We already had the first jams in 2002, but it was 2003 when we put ourselves in a rehearsal room as a band. And yeah, we were bloody beginners. Some of us just started to learn the instrument with the band. Herb, who until then had only made electronic music, could play the piano, but wanted to develop himself on the guitar. Gerald, who could actually play the guitar, wanted to concentrate more on the vocals. So it took some time until we found ourselves as a band. But it was a good mix of a lot of fun and hard work.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

For a long time we wanted to make every decision unanimously. Anyone could veto it. So we always had majorities, but very often we didn't reach a decision. I can no longer say how many name proposals we had, but there was actually always someone who vetoed them. At that point we were pretty frustrated and Lost in (the) majority.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

Lost in Majority is based near Vienna, the capital of Austria. Austria is very famous for its music. And so it’s no surprise that the Austrian music scene is very alive. For some time now there has been a trend towards German music. But Austria is also a very small country. The Austrian market is therefore not interesting for the major players. Apart from pop from the 80's until today there are also very few radio stations that would play alternative music. That's why a lot of Austrian bands try to succeed in Germany. The most famous Austrian band right now is “Bilderbuch”. They played in Austria for many years, but only became really famous in Germany.

4. How would you describe your style?

We think that it is hard to describe our style. No matter where you’d put us, we won’t really fit in. For some time we described our sound “Alternative Rock” but if you listen to all those Alt-rock Bands, they do not really sound like we do. We do have some Progressive Rock influences, but we are definitely not a common Prog-rock Band either. Maybe Progressive Alternative Rock might fit best?

We honestly don’t know. But apart from Headlines, we have a big focus on melodies. We always want to make good songs. And of course we still like our guitars distorted. Most of our songs are heavily influenced by classical music. So we often use the piano and synths. If you listen to our songs you will see that we try to keep it diversified. There is not “the one song” that could describe how we sound.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

Lost in Majority has released two albums. The first one's raw charm is captivating from the first seconds. It was partly homemade, partly recorded in a studio but wholeheartedly produced to rock.

The second LP "Falling To Ashes" was a big step forward songwriting- and production-wise.
In only eight songs we tried to break through genre boundaries but also to deliver a mainstream record in the best sense of the word.

We hope and we believe that our music affects our audience in multiple ways. On the one hand we hope that the songs we have put our hearts and souls into thrill our crowds on the same level it thrills us playing them. On the other hand we hope that our messages of social-, human- and environmental justice spark new ideas and perspectives in as many people as possible.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

There's a long list of ideas and song designs or riffs, but we've put all the best finished songs on our new EP “the age of lies”. It was hard work to make this EP sound as great as possible. But we are really looking forward to write new songs again.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

There will be an EP release show on 15.5.2020 in the AERA Vienna. We have a very good reason why we will not play a gig until then. Our drummer is about to have his third child. There will be gigs in fall 2020 though.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

The most important thing for us as a band has always been that we have fun making music together. As mentioned earlier, we will work on new songs. If you listen to our music you’ll see that our sound has changed already. We want to continue to change and perhaps become even bolder in the future. We want to write music that does not always adhere to common conventions. But definitely not as an end in itself, we still attach great importance to good songwriting.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

We will release some of our songs on “the age of lies” in the next month. Our EP will be released on 15.5.2020. You can get our music on all major platforms. Be sure to follow our social media channels so you cannot miss anything.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

First of all we hope that we can make you all feel what we feel when we play the songs. We’d like to pass on the energy and emotion. And of course, if you pay attention to our lyrics, you know, that we care a lot about what’s going on all around us these days. Sometimes we get asked why we don’t make happy songs. Of course, cheerful songs have their justification, but if we have the opportunity to say something, then we also want it to have meaning. In our songs we try to figure out who we are and in what kind of environment we are living in. In recent years, the impression is growing that we are reaching our limits. We want to help create awareness within the scope of our possibilities. So we hope, that our listeners also pay attention to what we want to say.


Context act IMPVLSE released their debut EP "Vice Versa", pushing it for all it is worth, besides always working on all new music as it see's fit. Some shows are in the works but right now a break is needed for the meanwhile. The band goes into great discussion about themselves, music, and wanting to get themselves out there for all to hear!


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Everything started off with Jason (Lead Guitar) scrolling through a comment section under a 9gag post to randomly stumble over a funny comment. This comment was posted by Marcel (Bass) and just out of curiosity Jason found out that Marcel was also obsessed with heavy music and coincidentally lived around the area. After contacting Marcel and sharing the desire to form a band they went looking for other members to complete the formation. A couple of months later we found Dave (Drums) in a Facebook group looking to join a band and Tom (Rhythm Guitar) who went to the same school as Marcel. In September 2015 we all finally met in a rehearsal room of a friend to jam for the first time. The jam sessions became a weekly routine where we got to know each other, created our first songs and laid the foundation for the band.

 After just playing as an instrumental band in our rehearsal until 2017 we decided to look for a vocalist and shot a music video for our song "Curious Minds" to attract a fitting voice. After a couple of different auditions with singers Chris (Vocals) came along and we felt that he was the right fit for our songs. In the coming months, the instrumental songs came to life with Chris' vocals. Since then we started playing shows around the area and building a name for ourselves in the region. 2019 marked the most exciting year for us as we started playing concerts outside of our area and had the chance to play a tour in Russia. Last year also meant the release of the music video to our song "Lost Latitudes" and the release of our first EP "Vice Versa" that just came out in November.


2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

The story of our name IMPVLSE is rather unexciting as we were just looking for something that sounded cool to us and doesn't put us in a box. We wanted a name that doesn't bind us to a certain genre or scene, that gives us freedom of what we can become. We want to give our name meaning by the music we create.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

The band is based out of Nuremberg, even though none of us currently live there as we live in the surrounding cities. We started off in Nuremberg with our first rehearsal room and our first shows, so we have a strong connection to the city. There are many other local bands with a similar style like ours in this region, which makes it hard to book good shows as the venues have a huge demand. However, it is a great place to be for a young band because there are many people that have an interest in heavy local music and you often get invited by befriended bands, so the scene is alive in Nuremberg, that’s for sure. There are a lot of local bands that deserve a shout out but the first ones that come to mind are our friends in Vermilion (Alternative Rock), Revanchist (Metal) and Drown The Sun (Metalcore/ Djent).

4. How would you describe your style?

Our music draws inspiration from many different sources but can overall be summed up as Progressive Metalcore. We try to connect ambient and cinematic ingredients with progressive elements to finally put it into a Metalcore context. The result, we feel like, is a variety of songs with every track having its own character, atmosphere, and emotion.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

As already mentioned, we just have released our first EP called "Vice Versa" out in November last year. The EP is the accumulation of four years of work and gives you a clear idea of who we are as a band right now and how we got there. You can expect music with depth and meaning, music that is in its core very atmospheric and melodic but can also be very rough and aggressive.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Currently, we are not in the studio to work on new music since we just recently released the "Vice Versa" EP, but we are always working on new music. Some songs and lyrics are already written, and we are planning another EP for early 2021. We are sure that there will be another single coming up until the release of the EP.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Right now, we are taking a little break from playing shows. We will continue with some shows around our city in February. In summer we will play some festivals in Germany and we are super stoked for our show at the "Rock im Park" Festival in Nuremberg, which will definitely be our biggest show so far. Additionally, we are planning to go on tour in the fall of 2020, but there’s nothing to be announced yet.

 8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

In the future, we plan to write more music, play more shows and continue to build our fan and listener base. It’s hard to predict how the future will pan out as things always come differently as expected, especially in the early stages of a band. But be sure that we will keep moving forward and keep up our efforts.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can listen to our music on all available platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Amazon,... In case you are interested in buying some of our merch or the EP, check out the store on our website www.impvlse.de. We appreciate every kind of support!

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

This is a tough question because everyone looks for something else when they are listening to music. We think our music is special because of the atmosphere we create. Every single instrument plays its part to create the emotions the songs manage to convey. The vocals are complimented by expressive instrumentals that carry the lyrics and the story that they tell. We want the listener to remember the atmosphere and emotion, we want them to feel connected.


Irish 4 piece band PERALIS have been hard at work releasing an assortment of singles, all leading to the release of their debut EP. Shows are in the works as well in the next couple of months, with so much more content as possible it's such an exciting year for them indeed. Find out about all the joy from the band's chat below.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Peralis comprises of members from three successful Irish Heavy Rock/Metal bands ‘Kerouac’, ‘Marabou’ and ‘Syllian Rayle’. With our years of experience, high intensity live shows and critically acclaimed releases during our time spent in the aforementioned bands we have been lucky enough to hit the ground running. Peralis spent the last few months writing songs and shaping a sound that will keep fans of Keroauc, Marabou and Ritual Effect very, very happy but the new expansion in sound scape will open the doors to new further reaching audiences. On Vocals and lead guitar we have Ren Marabou formally Kerouac and Marabou, also on vocals and guitar we also have AJ Peralis, bass we have Kalebh Grocock formally Marabou and on drums we have Moe Curtin formally Syllian Rayle.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

The story behind the band name is a simple one yet not one you’d usually expect to hear from a Metal band. I was on tour in Spain with a previous band of mine called Kerouac. I was in a little coffee shop and on comes this song with a lovely Spanish guitar intro, I asked the guy at the till ‘who is that playing? ‘Jose Luis Perales’,  ‘A very famous Spanish singer’ he said. The name Perales always stuck in my mind so years later when we were brain storming names for the band Perales was on the list, I discovered then that an alternative spelling was Peralis and the rest is history. (Ren Marabou)

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We are an Irish band. Half of the band are based in Dublin where we rehearse, and the other half are up the top of the country in the lovely Donegal. There are great music scenes everywhere you look in Ireland and the talent is immense. Every scene has extremely talented musicians. Our brothers in ‘Tapped’ are definitely a band you should check out and on the heavier side of things check out our bro’s in Ritual Effect and Crossfire. 

4. How would you describe your style?

Pulling influence from all rock and metal genres the Peralis sounds is heavy yet dynamic and melodic. We love a good riff and a heavy groove.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

Our debut release is set for the end of January 2020 via BMJ Records UK. We are releasing a double A-Side single ‘Primal Self’ and ‘Contort, Thrive, Survive’. Both songs will be released with official music videos and will be available on all major platforms, Spotify, iTunes, Deezer, Amazon Music, YouTube(Ren Marabou Channel) etc. 

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

After the release of our upcoming singles we will start preparing for the studio to begin work on our debut EP. We are planning a summer release and are very much looking forward to filming more music videos for some of the tracks on the EP. 

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We have some exciting shows in the coming months that we can’t wait for some of which are Fibber Magees Dublin on the 16th of March, Iron Mountain Festival Leitrim 1st of May and Swell Festival May 3rd Aranmore Island. 

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

The tale end of 2019 was an amazing time for the band with an enormous amount of support from people in the industry and our ever-growing fan base which we are very grateful for. Now in 2020 we plan to give back to our supporters with as many shows, releases and content as possible. It’s gonna be an exciting year in the Peralis camp.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

At the moment you can check us out on Facebook and the Ren Marabou YouTube Channel but by the end of January 2020 you’ll be able to find our music on all major platforms and from our own website.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

As a band we write what it is we would like to hear from the lyrics to the instrumentation. It is important to us that while listening to our songs people experience emotions that will make them want to listen back time and time again.  We would love our first time listeners to remember the honesty, determination, grit and energy that we try to convey through our music. Also we’d like them to remember some wicked hooks as they realize that we are their new favorite band.     


Dark pop rock band FOX VIOLET have a few singles out and about, with an EP in the process currently! Plans are already set for the band to play aimlessly this year because they enjoy playing extensively and live in front of a crowd! Find out what else has been said from the band below.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Fox Violet was started by myself, Thea just over a year ago. It used to be another project and evolved over time into Fox Violet. I was looking for a sound that felt like lucid dreaming but with a bite. Last year Phoebe (vox/violin) Max (bass) and Tito (guitars) joined the project and we have all evolved together. It’s been an amazing journey so far. We are currently working on new music.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Fox Violet combines and stands for a number of things; violets symbolize fragility and delicacy and as a color represent dreams. Foxes are fierce, nocturnal and majestic. The combination of both of these stands for an obsession with lucid dreaming and nostalgia, existing at the pinnacle between sleep and wake but with a fierce commitment to truth.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We are based out of LA. There are so many to mention that we love! Little Galaxies are a fav of ours. Its super nice to develop friendships with other bands.

4. How would you describe your style?

Definitely 90's influenced, grunge with a spice. Phoebe came up with the term ‘princess goth’ and we love that. We definitely love black but with a fun twist.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

Right ow there are 4 singles out. The sound is dreamy and ambient but also with a dark pop-rock edge.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Yep! We are crafting an EP as we speak.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We play extensively and love to play live. We are aiming to tour this year, watch this space!

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

The most important thing is to create music that hopefully really connects with people, and to that end we want to tour as much as possible, and keep recording songs that we feel passionate about.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

We are on all music platforms and you can stream us on Spotify at:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4GkvtpqQgkSPCt7aXEes9r.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

We want this feeling of being swept into another world, but the familiarity of talking a close friend.


Rock n' rollers THE BLACKLAVA have had a array of content released over the years, an EP, album, and couple of singles with more incoming soon enough. The band has had their hearts set upon playing shows especially abroad! Discover what else was talked about below.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

The BlackLava are an Italian band based in Turin, born in 2014. The BlackLava are completely produced by themselves: Carlo Loglisci writes lyrics, music and produces music videos; Guitarist Francesco Priolo records and produces the songs in his studio in Turin; Diego Petrino, drummer, produces some of the graphics that appear in their logos and posters; Bassist Marco Stillavato manage the booking.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Our drummer had just gone to Turkey on vacation and he had eaten many typical dessert: The Baklava. When he came back from the trip, we were thinking about the name of the band and he changed the name of the Turkish dessert in "The Blacklava" and everyone liked how it sounded.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any
local bands you could recommend?

We are an Italian band, from Turin. It’s in the north of Italy. 10/15 years ago there was a fantastic Rock/Metal/hardcore scene. There were many cool bands! Now it’s different, people prefer Italian Trap Music or Indie Italian Music. Our goal is to became popular abroad.

4. How would you describe your style?

A little bit of Vintage Rock with an eye to the future. For fan of Audioslave, Foo Fighters, Royal Blood, Queens of The Stone Age and Black Stone Cherry.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

Our first EP "Sweet Meat" was released in 2016. In 2018 was released the first album "As Black As My Heart", promoted with a tour in Italy, France and Holland. In May 2019 we published an acoustic single "I’m Gonna Leave You" , in September a new song "Devil Inside Me" and Then in November another single "Drunk Like Joe Cocker". In our works you can ear a different style, like the bands born in the nineties. You can ear something soft, you can ear something strong and everything has a visual part!

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Yes. In February we will release a new song called "Woman" with a video and further on
the remix of "Bones" (Ballad from our album "As Black As My Heart").

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

In this period we have some gigs, in electric and acoustic in our country.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

As we said before, we would like to play more abroad! At the end of 2019 we signed with
the Deutsche label Frozen-Heart and we are working together to make our wish satisfied.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can listen our stuff in every digital store. From Apple Music to Spotify, from Deezer to
Amazon Music and so on. Instead if you want to buy our merchandise you have to go to our
Bandcamp!

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the
first time?

While listening to our music we want you to remember that our music is authentic and it is
the result of our fun! Thanks again for your time, Karlo, Fra, Mark and Diego.


J. WISE has been around for quite sometime, releasing content including some recent releases called "Stories" and "Tears". Plans are in the works to perform live, with more music coming in as well. Find out what is said in the chat below.


1. Please tell us about the history of your music.

I have been creating music for more than ten years. In the beginning, I had been producing songs, but after a while, I realized that writing songs came easy to me, so I decided that it is time. At first, I was creating electronic music but realized that it’s not something I would listen to, and it is not me. I decided to form a band. I knew that is what I want to do for the rest of my life. At this time I already finished recording my first solo album at my studio at home, but then something horrible happened. My apartment was robbed, and I lost all the material, plus around 130 songs I made over the years. I needed to start over so I formed a new band with my friends,  now known as The Suns. I never gave up on my dream and I knew I need to make a solo album. I’ve been so focused on the project, I have been creating music literally every day for more than a year, and I loved every second of it! The rest is history.

2. What’s the origin of the projects name?

The album is called "STORIES", simply because all of the songs are based on my life and real-life stories. My emotions, my ups and downs, and my love. This was my aim, to be myself and to give myself as I am, a simple man full of compassion, love, and pain, on his journey to understand life.

3. Where are you based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

To be honest, I am not listening to Polish music for some time now (the only ones I am listening to have passed away many years ago), there are some big names, but I think that they are singing in Polish language, so you might have a problem understanding the message they try to spread. But definitely there is plenty of very talented musicians here.

4. How would you describe your style?

Simple. Real. Emotional.

5. Tell us about your recent release and what someone can expect from your works?

"Tears" is a note to a lover. An existential song about fighting one’s own weaknesses and a call for self-acceptance and empathy. Concentrating on close and sometimes painful self-examination, it remains hopeful and coveys a willingness to live and take on life’s new challenges. You can expect a big portion of real emotions, from a simple man. It doesn’t get better than that.

6.  Are you working on new material?

The album "STORIES" is ready, so far I released the first single, but I already have material for a new album, so you will be hearing from me again soon.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

At this point I am slowly getting ready to perform live, gathering the opportunities, and revealing my options.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

The plan is to play and create (I would love to play joined concerts, as J.Wise & The Suns, combined emotional music and rock and roll, that would be something). To love every second of it. We have only one life, to make it right.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can listen to my music on every streaming platform.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

That love and well being are the only things that matter. So stop what you’re doing and go make that call.


LUCIFOUR M is an all new project that just came out of Italy as of 2018. This foursome of guys, are also hard at work upon an upcoming album, remixes, singles and playing of course! The band goes on further more to say lots about their music mostly!


1.Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Lucifour M is a brand new project born in 2018 in Italy from the twisted minds of three guys + 1:

Marco Frattini
Michele Ducci
Mattia "Matta" Dallara
Mr L

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Four "diabolical" fellas with capital M (we got an M in all the names).

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

Italian based but of course without borders...the scene in Italy is very a mess at the moment …a lot of different music but the mainstream side is the trap culture...only one name we recommend...Lucifour M (LOL)!

4. How would you describe your style?

A mixture of genres and influences of course but focused on pop song writing in a way! We are not fully aware of the style that we play but we like it!

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We started with the single "DOG" with a super cool video clip made by Emanuele Kabu. To follow it came out the second single "Valentine" with a live clip @ Live Zero format. The third single called "HELL0" came out and after the first EP (1).

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

A lot of things…we are super proud. A new single called "FOX" (we love this song…L4M's summary). A new ep in Feb 2020. A lot of remixes ..one by Daniele Baldelli. A new video clip. We are workin to a new album the will come out in 2020. A 3D video clip in collab with zapruder filmmaker group.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We will start to play in spring 2020...a lot of Italian clubs first. SXSW festival (we are waiting final call but we hope so) in March. "The great escape" festival in may with European tour in June!We will publish the events asap on our website and spotify of course.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

We'd like to do a never-ending tour 'cause Lucifour M is first of all, a band that need and want to play live!!!!

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can listen or buy in all digital stores and spottily as well.You can buy a cd album soon in sonar kollektiv website....stay tuned.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Ugh...good question! It makes me crazy! ...yeah ....well maybe a good answer as well...sure I would love our listeners get crazy and enjoy our stuff as we do! If for same reasons is not important...just enjoy and have fun! Tnks!

LUCIFOUR M links - Please use these in your communication:

Please find the pre-order of new single FOX link below.

https://SonarKollektiv.lnk.to/Fox

Social links:

http://www.youtube.com/lucifourm
http://www.facebook.com/lucifourm
http://www.twitter.com/lucifourm
http://www.instagram.com/lucifourm


Mixer-upers UNDEFEATED have taken the likes of using hard rock and heavy metal to make worthy listening music, that may include an occasional ballad. But aside from their genre choices, the band has released a music video single titled "Shadows", with more all new music in the works currently. Plans are also ready in terms of playing some shows as well! Find out just what else is in-store from these up and comers from the discussion below.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Undefeated was formed August 5th, 2017. Meredith Dunckel (Vocals/Guitar) and Christian Dunckel (Drums) teamed up to provide some summer tunes on the front lawn of a bookstore. Three months later they met bassist Ian Birk by happenstance through friends.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

We were driving back from playing at the annual Rock N Worship Festival in Dalton, MA. We straight up ripped the name off of the rap song Undefeated by KB.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We are NOT a garage band, but we are based out of the back room of the first floor in our parent’s house. Yes, it’s a 10 x 10 room with a full-on drum set, amps, etc. Needless to say, the acoustics are, well, deafening. Oh, you meant what town? We hail from Lewis County, NY (About 45 minutes south of the Canadian border). Most of the music scene here occurs in bars. There are plenty of local musicians to go around! Mainly country/classic rock covers; with an annual bluegrass festival. There have been some fantastic old-time fiddlers here as well!

4. How would you describe your style?

Booming bass, war-like drums, and a lil bit o’ glitter. We’re not afraid to tackle a Lacey Sturm or Lauren Daigle cover. We started with a classic contemporary sound, but that didn’t satisfy us. Bringing in our metalhead drummer brought a whole lot of fun. Now our sets include hard rock/borderline metal with the occasional ballad.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

Our first music video, Shadows, just reached 1,000 views on YouTube! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62xRoCrGHRg) Completely directed, filmed, and edited by us! It was a huge accomplishment, and great start, for our first single. Now that we have this first video under our belt, it seems we are never satisfied. We’ve barely finished with a project, and we’re already seeing where it could have gone. That feeling sends us off and running again!

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

YES! Songs are flying off my paper, breakdowns are in the works.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

A lot of local venues have been opening up to us, we’ve started bringing in other acts and bands from upstate NY. We continue to be booked at smaller venues around the Northeast. We would LOVE to tour (what band wouldn’t?!)! Meanwhile, we’re enjoying growth.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Our band has been booked almost 100% through word-of-mouth. This is the first year we will begin actively marketing. Looking for bigger venues and small tours! We’re releasing a follow up ballad to Shadows in the coming months. Three more songs to follow this year to finish up our first EP!

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Listen and buy on any music platform! Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, YouTube, etc. We have travel vlogs/entertainment videos out on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrXWbsn9Ey3ft62D4zVSStA). Look for Christian’s donuts…RIP.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Intense lyrics, thundering drums, iconic bass, and good ol’ fashioned glitz.


Old school thrashers with a dash of new wave of British heavy metal groovy go getters IFREANN, have released a couple of single's, debut EP "Unearthly", with an all new follow-up EP "Desecration" out in a short while. The band got together to disclose the matters on themselves and the music that they have built to create.



1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Ifreann was formed in mid 2015 in Edinburgh by drummer Euan Henderson & bassist Jacob Nicolson. Later joined by Ian Gil, Ben Sanders & Alina Levanova, Ifreann have been gigging non-stop, have recorded 3 EPs, toured Scotland, England and Ireland (March 2020).













2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Ifreann is Gaelic for “Hell”. We liked the idea of having Gaelic name, as it recognises our history but also allows us to come up with unique name.



3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

Ifreann have always been primarily based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Edinburgh has always had a strong Groove Metal/Stoner Metal scene, but almost parallel to us forming, Scotland’s Thrash scene has really kicked up a notch, with the founding of ‘Central Scotland Thrash’. In my opinion, Scotland has the strongest Thrash Metal scene in the UK.




4. How would you describe your style?

Ifreann play old-school style Thrash Metal, with a tad of NWOBHM melody, Groove metal breakdowns and some Extreme Metal aggression.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We released two singles in late 2017, which were completely self recorded. These two songs have a super raw production, but still maintaining that Thrash catchiness, which made them very popular among thrash fans when they first came out. In Jan 2019, we released our EP ‘Unearthly’ which was much more polished and well played, and contained songs with more mature songwriting.




6. Do you have any new music in the works?

We have a new EP ‘Desecration’ coming out on Feb 21st 2020..

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We’ve played dozens of shows in our hometown of Edinburgh, and our next door neighbour city of Glasgow. We have strong fanbases there and we rarely play a show that isn’t packed. We have also played Inverness & Perth in Scotland, York, Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield & Nottingham. We have shows in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, London & Shrewsbury locked in too. We also have a Germany tour in the infant stages.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Ifreann have goals of becoming a household name in the UK metal scene. We plan to be festival regulars within 5 years.




9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

We are available on all major streaming sites, as well as bandcamp & youtube. We also have a big cartel, where we sell a wide variety of merch. (ifreannofficial.bigcartel.com).



10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

A lot of our currently material was recorded on a budget. Most of the songs, particularly the drums and vocals, were done in 2-3 takes.


Northern Californians DEATH VALLEY HIGH have been together for about ten long years. Releasing a handful of material including some newer works expected out soon enough. The band went on a brief New Year touring cycle, playing across the West Coast line, making a stop in Los Angeles and had their frontman, founder and vocalist Reyka Osburn go on to discuss the matters of this tour and lots about the music!


1. It's been 6 years, since we last spoke, way back when we spoke twice in 2013, once for your EP "Survival Program" (2012) and follow-up album release "Positive Euth" (2013). What has the band been up too since then?

Reyka: We have released one full-length album "CVLT [AS FVK]" (2016), been on several tours and released another EP “Duel” (2019) covers release, and newest single “Raise Hell”(2020), with another single coming out by the end of this month of January.

2. Fifteen years it has been for the band being together since 2005, and also it has almost been 15 years since the release of your debut album "The Similarities Of The Loveless And The Undead", any plans on re-releasing said album or celebrating either if not both of these occasions?

Reyka: The anniversaries tend to always pass. A couple of years ago, was the ten year, and I wanted to walk people through it, like a listening party online. I want to do that with the other releases as well. There are some B-Sides I want to put out, would be fun or re-record the tracks would be fun to do with the band. It would be cool to re-introduce things to people, hear where we came from and a fun thing to do. I am always trying to do some acoustic work, passing it by the band first hand, just me solo doing some play by play demonstrations of certain tracks, showing and telling fans of where we came from by that first album. Like this was where we were then and this is where we are now as a band.

3. When it comes to that particular album, it isn't necessarily listed upon your guys discography on numerous music sites why is this so?

Reyka: That album is just all me. Even the current line-up is not on it. If we went back and played those songs, we play some sometimes. It has to do with the record labels, like the one we’re on currently Minus Head, we’ve been with for a while now. They are on our terms right now, I can’t just do it the old way, releasing material every 3 years, I have so much more to give. The agreement we have with that label, you can hear more from us, in smaller doses but still more works. We want to give more of ourselves and love having that support from Minus Head records. Keep your fingers crossed and you may see way more from us.

4. Another album worth celebrating is your sophomore album "Doom, In Full Bloom", which has turned 10 years this year in 2020, any plans on it's celebration or a re-release at this time?

Reyka: Ten year anniversary, will be happening, and other things should happen, like a listening party or movie party, interacting jokes or whatever. Fun things like that, maybe doing a single show or a few shows up and down the coasts, performing a good portion of it.

5. Since discussing your way back when album releases, will we ever expect to hear those releases or any of your other range of content, perhaps played in full front to back?

Reyka: Absolutely! We have to create the need and want for it. I do realize fans who we have had for so long now, on one of the past tours, we would have fans come to us and say your first record is the one that meant so much to me. I felt that first album was well rounded really and the evolution of us, is finding more narrow sound to us. Taking our sound down a different path and see where we go from there. Like our new single “Raise Hell” and have the people follow along and hear the older stuff in the newer stuff.

6. What about releasing any type of acoustic material have anything in mind?

Reyka: I don’t think so. That would be something we would have to discuss with the other band members. One of our members, isn’t that interested in doing that, but it would just have to work out the right way, just be a mix-up of having us grow as a band and see what happens, never say never I say!

7. With such an array of releases under your belts, the band has yet to release a live album or DVD have that in the works or not yet?

Reyka: Haha, we actually had a nice mix down of our tracks, individualized and everything on a hard drive but that drive ended up dying out. So that is no longer in our possession, but that show where it was recorded was out in Florida. During a hurricane actually, where a story would have gone with it, but it did get lost so anyways something like that. There is always next time perhaps we will see.

8. "Duel" (2019) was the most recent to come from you guys, with a single following suite titled "Raise Hell", will this single be coming off of any upcoming release or just be a stand alone single?

Reyka: We have an idea, like the old days, where bands or artists would cut 2 tracks, and use the more popular track first hand. That’s what we did with “Raise Hell”. We would like to do a type of A-Side and B-Side type of vinyl release for that single and others coming soon. We have so many songs ready to go, we will see what works. Thats the whole idea at some point though, just releasing material tracks coming out more often. Hoping by the spring time more material and shows as well and the album will follow by the end of the year later on down the line.

9. Since the start of the band, the band's official logo has also changed with the band, was that the plan as years progressed?

Reyka: Yeah, well I think it’s funny, because our current logo of what we have now. It’s morphed a tad but not much. Like take AFI, they always change the logo, and it’s a good way to say we have something new. So we wanted to take that approach, with the newest material, I don’t think it will change with every album but it may change a little bit.

10. Reyka, besides founding and fronting Death Valley High for so long now, you have also fronted and vocalized some other bands as well Tinfed and Ghostride, will we see those other bands come back perhaps?

Reyka: Not on a tour. But I did do a few shows, where Tinfed did play a show. We did two shows one in Los Angeles and the other in Sacramento, where that band did play at least one version of them. Ghostride, does have new material in the works, and stuff should be out sometime this year. There should be new stuff coming out, and a documentary I am also working on, talking about the scene and Tinfed will be discussed, along with other music related content and who knows what else, as I said earlier, never say never!

11. Being from Northern California, the band rarely makes it out to Southern California when playing shows at times over the years, why is that?

Reyka: It’s funny. The thing is when we look at everything, we would love to be down in Los Angeles more often. It always has to involve planning and timing. You may see us more often by the spring time like March.

12. Also since being from Northern California and San Francisco, have you heard of another local band from there called Phoenix Ash?

Reyka: I will take a look! There is a 2 piece act I have heard of and they are impressive. Maybe we can do a trio showcase.

13. With this tour now concluded come tomorrow, what has happened upon this run that you would like to share and how did it go it being a brief run as it were for you?

Reyka: It’s over way too fast. Silver Snakes are calling it quits as we know the band and them now being no more. Before I would say we would do more shows together, but right before this tour happened they announced their break-up. This tour could be bitter or it could go well, but I think they found their love for playing again, so let’s hope the next “new” thing maybe we can go out on tour or do another show together again. We’ve avoided a lot of obstacles as well whilst on this tour, which is good, facing Mother Nature at it’s finest of abilities. I think that’s been nice and easier as this tour wraps up and comes to an end.

14. Lastly, what else does Death Valley High have in-store for this new decade that is 2020!

Reyka: I know, it’s a whole new decade for us all! A lot of pressure? Just take it as the time comes, more music, having additional material than just music for content. The way media is it’s happening at such a fast pace, you just have to keep up with it. Or else you will be left behind, you will just see us be more active, and see you out on the road!

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