Distortion Tamers – “Jasmines & Blades”

Distortion Tamers / New LP album / “Jasmines & Blades”

 

Οι Distortion Tamers στην τέταρτη δισκογραφική τους δουλειά! Πρόκειται για τοJasmines & Blades”, σε μορφή LP βινυλίου που θα κυκλοφορήσει από την Αθηναική δισκογραφική  Ikaros records στις 15 Δεκεμβρίου.

Μέσα από τα οκτώ κομμάτια του δίσκου το γνωστό TRIO από την Αθήνα ανασύρει ξανά τα στοιχεία από το DNA  του που το καθιέρωσαν στην συνείδηση των μυημένων του είδους σαν μία από τις καλύτερες R’N’R μπάντες της χώρας.

Με το πόδι κολλημένο στο γκάζι και υψηλές ταχύτητες στην περισσότερη διάρκεια του δίσκου, εκρηκτικά drum tempos, κιθάρες που ξεχυλίζουν από αλητεία, μπασογραμμές που καθηλώνουν και στίχους με φωνητικά που μιλούν κατ΄ ευθείαν στην καρδιά οι Distortion Tamers αποδίδουν με πειστικότητα τις εξαιρετικές συνθέσεις του Kosta A.-Monk, τιμούν για μία ακόμη φορά την μακρόχρονη παρουσία τους στον χώρο και μας παραδίδουν έναν μεστό, γνήσια R’N’R δίσκο γεμάτο αλήθεια, ένταση και πάθος!

Στα αξιοσημείωτα της παραγωγής η συμμετοχή για μία ακόμη φορά του σπουδαίου Αλέξη Καλοφωλιά (The Last Drive), οι δύο διασκευές (Dead Moon και Jim Carroll) αφιερωμένες στην μνήμη των Fred Cole / Andrew Loomis και στους φίλους του συγκροτήματος που έχουν «φύγει» αντίστοιχα, καθώς και το κομμάτι Rock & Roll City, φόρος τιμής στην αγαπημένη τους πόλη την Θεσσαλονίκη.

“Jasmines & Blades”. Ένας ακόμα δίσκος, ένας ακόμα σταθμός στο ταξίδι του συγκροτήματος που συνεχίζεται…

Ikaros records 2018

Devil Made Me Do It ‎– Her majesty’s Pleasure

Devil Made Me Do It hail from Athens, Greece. They began their journey in 2014 originally as a studio project. By 2016 they completed their line-up which includes: Peter Gkas on Vocals, Spyros Pafilis and Chris Piel on Guitars, Nikwnas Tzifas on the drums and Anthony on Bass.

All members have a long history within the Greek metal having performed with a various acts such as: Spitback, U.N.S.I.N., Shiverspine, Furor and Elysion.

Devil Made Me Do It began recordings for their debut album in 2015 and by 2016 unleashed the first singles from upcoming album ‘Her Majesty’s Pleasure”.

Tracks like ‘No Face’ and ‘Butcher’ set the tone of this metal/hardcore act.

The band is currently working on their debut release and are performing locally. Their live presence is defined by Peter’s distinctive vocals which masterfully interchange between rock melodies to hardcore screams

Vaggelis Paraskevaidis – Indoles

Vaggelis Paraskevaidis is
a jazz vibraphonist born in Athens, Greece.
He started piano lessons at a very young age but he quickly realized that
he wanted to learn the drums.

A large portion of his puberty was spent on listening to all kinds of
music. He started his formal studies on the vibraphone , while drumming
onstage with punk rock bands. It was this period where he discovered his
interest in jazz and improvisation.
He graduated from Salford University (UK) as a assemble/concert
percussionist.

He had the fortune to be taught by great masters such as DavidFriedman,
Robert Fripp, David Liebman, Gary Barton, Michael Gibbs,and Bob Moses.
He has collaborated, through recording studios and/or on stage withmany
Greek artists, from jazz trios, to modern songwriters and toClassical
Orchestras, such as the Camerata.

His first solo album INDOLES is soon to be released on IKAROS RECORDS,and
it features some of the most prominent musicians in the Greek Jazz
scene. “INDOLES”
is a collection of his original compositions, performed by some of the best
jazz musicians in Greece.

Highly rhythmical themes played with passion and precision. It is
improvised jazz fused with alternative rock energy and deep lyricism. This
album is a spellbinding musical journey where on some tunes it features the
vibraphone mixed with an electric quartet and brass, and a string quartet
on another.

The amazing line up includes:

Dimitris Papadopoulos: Trumpet
Antonis Andreou: Trombone
Leonidas Sarantopoulos: Flute
Costis “The Thing” Christodoulou: Grand Piano/ Rhoades keyboard.
Haris Haralambous: El.Bass
Dimitris Klonis: Drums

Sofia Sarri and George Zacharopoulos: Voice

The Frog String Quartet:
Yiannis Zarias; Violin
Themis Nikoloudis; Violin
Michalis Katachanas: Viola
Alex Kasartzis: Cello

7-Odds – What Are The Odds

7-Odds are back!
Following numerous gigs in Athens and festivals around Greece, with highlights the support act to The Sonics (April 2017) and The Godfathers (December 2016), the Odds returned to Matrix Recording Studio to record their debut L.P.
Three years after their first E.P. “People Wanna See” (Frontyard Records 2015) – which is sold out – , the analogue tape caught 12 original songs. These, date from back to the early days of the band up to a couple of months before the sessions and so put to map its first period.
Apart from the usual suspects Boy Racer Nick (Bass/B.Vocals), M.P. Kouk (Guitar/B.Vocals), Alexandros Misirliadis ( Keys/B.Vocals), Georgy P ( Vocals), Marios 2 (Drums) the band had the precious help of Crosseyed Billy from SuperPuma on Vocals and Maria Bozentomova on Vocals and flute.
“What are the Odds?”, which is the name of the upcoming L.P., was produced by George Koltsiou, engineered , mixed and mastered by Dimitris Misirlis and will be out in October 2018 by Ikaros Records.

Mr. Highway Band ‎– The Rebel Artist

Mr. Highway Band is a rock band formed in 2011 and based in Athens, Greece. Their style is characterized by a unique mixture of different influences such as americana rock, power country, blues, even hard rock and punk rock. They have released three studio albums, “Is that myself” (2012), “Story of my life” (2014), “The Rebel Artist” (2017) and a live album (2014).

 

Daedalus distribution 2018