30 nov 2018
Dutch alternative progressive rockband Skylake sign to FREIA Music for their debut album.
The band are yet another example that modern progressive music is still alive in the Netherlands! ‘In Orbit’ is a 7 track album. The first single ‘Haste’ will be released on all major digital platfoms on 8 Dec 2018.
Although the band is new and the menbers quite young (20-23 yrs) both brothers Laan have already found a place in the Dutch progressive scene. Bart has been playing guitar live with Silhouette for a couple of years now, his brother Arjan was the drummer on the second album of TumbleTown ‘Never Too Late’.
Vocalist/harpist Suzan van den Engel and bassist Charlie Feld complete the line-up of the band
The album ‘In Orbit’ will be released on 14 Feb 2019 and is already available for pre-order @ https://skylakeband.bandcamp.com.
PS: Even the photos show this is a modern setup as we received two signatures digitally as the band members are roaming the earth at the moment. But they will join each other on stage for the release show in mid February!
29 nov 2018
Hitherside sign with Painted Bass Records for their upcoming album.
Belgian American band Hitherside has joined the Painted Bass family to release their upcoming, second album. It’s the follow up album to their self entitled debut ‘Hitherside’.
Hitherside is – as they descrive themselves – one singing, American red-head and one very talented Belgian multi-instrumentalist bond together to create infectious songs containing amazing guitar riffs, textures and memorable melodies with big doses of lush harmonies mixed in.
The band are currently mixing the new album that is scheduled for release in the second part of March. The band also plan releaseshows to celebrate the release.
More info on the band on http://www.hitherside.com/
19 nov 2018
23 Acez release live video of ‘Evolution’.
On 21 July 23 Ace performed at the Old Chapel in Lokeren [BE]. This special location demanded a video recording of the whole show. This video is the first result
8 nov 2018
Kay Bouten joins Armed Cloud.
Armed Cloud has found a replacement for their guitarist Wouter van der Veen who announced his departure from the band 3 months ago.
With Kay joining the band the line up is complete again and the band hope to introduce him soon to the public on stage.
6 nov 2018
Belgian metal bands have a message for Trump!
The Belgian metal band Hell City will release a new video for their song ‘Bogus POTUS’. A lot of prominent names from the Belgian metal scene joined in to shoot the video, such as Franky De smet-Van Damme (Channel Zero), Fleddy Melculy and more lead singers from Bark, King Hiss, BEAR, Dyscordia, Bliksem among others.
‘Bogus POTUS’ features on the earlier released 4th album ‘Flesh & Bones’. Although not quite representative of the rest of the album, the band claims to have a good reason for its release today:
“We’ve tried to capture the tiny bit of satire possible with a character like Trump in ‘Bogus POTUS’. If reality beats every grotesque joke, it becomes grim, exactly what every reliable news source overseas is telling us. Will we witness the predicted Blue Wave or a rather Terrible Tuesday? Midterms or not, Trump had this one coming: here’s ‘Bogus POTUS’.“
5 nov 2018
Golden Caves releases ‘When the Rain Falls’.
Dutch progressive rock band Golden Caves have released a second live video after their return from their succesful UK tour.
‘When the Rain Falls’ was filmed and recorded during the Progdreams festival earlier this year and is the second of four tracks to be released on video.
1 nov 2018
Yazmine Park Festival moved
Yazmine Park, the acoustic festival in Tilburg has announced that the 2018 edition is moved to 29 March, 2019. This edition was dubbed ‘the tribute edition’ with Snake Bite Love (Metallica) and Meat Love (Meatloaf) already announced.
As Maiden uniteD (Iron Maiden) were alreday scheduled to play that date it is safe to assume they will complete the line-up.
23 oct 2018
Infloyd announces partnership with Ruhrgold beer breweries.
Ruhrgold is a new and ambitious Dutch brewery that supports (music) events in the Netherlands. They have started their partnership with a nice offer for the Infloyd show in AFAS Live – Amsterdam.
Get your tickets here.
17 oct 2018
The Greek formation Poem has joined forces with JBM Events as their official representative. More and exiting news soon!
15 oct 2018
Autumn signs deal with Painted Bass Records for the release of their sixth album.
Dutch heavy rock formation Autumn return after nearly 8 years with the release of ‘Stacking Smoke’ on 24 January, 2019.
Last weekend the band performed for the first time in 3 years at FemME in their new line-up: Marjan Welman (vocals), Jan Munnik (keyboards), Mats van der Valk (guitar), Jens van der Valk (guitar), Ronald Landa (guitar), Maurice vd Es (bass) & Jan Grijpstra (drums).
The album will be released with two release shows in De Peppel, Zeist (26 jan) & Vera, Groningen (1 feb)
15 oct 2018
Vetrar Draugurinn signs deal with Painted Bass Records for their first full length album.
The album of the Dutch Melancholic Metallers will be released in Spring 2019. Vetrar Draugurinn is the vehicle of the song writing of Eric Hazebroek who formed the band together with Thomas Cochrane, Arjan Heijden, Jim van de Kerkhof and Marjan Welman.
Before the release you have the opportunity to see the band live in Amersfoort (3 nov) and Budel-Dorplein (30 dec – acoustic gig).
The contract was signed last Saturday at the FemME festival where the announcement was made that JBM Bookings will do all bookings for Vetrar Draugurinn.
23 sep 2018
Golden Caves release the first of four live videos from the 2018 Progdreams festival.
Golden Caves (FREIA Music) have released the live video of ‘Paradox’ last weekend. This is the first of 4 tracks that will be released from the showed they played earlier this year in Zoetermeer at the Progdreams Festival in de Boerderij.
20 sep 2018
The Overview Effect by Jet Black Sea released today on FREIA Music.
Check the album out on spotify!
or get your copy here.
20 sep 2018
Flesh & Bones by Hell City released today on Painted Bass Records.
Check out the album on spotify!
or get your copy here
18 sep 2018
Playgrounded vocalist Stavros Markonis releases first soundtrack album “Music from the telefilm GELUKZOEKERS”.
The soundtrack is composed by Stavros and performed by Cinemble. Stavros himself plays all guitars, piano and all programming. The 19 tracks are available on all major digital platforms and is released by Riva Media records.
17 sep 2018
Second single ‘Supernatural’ released from the forthcoming album by Hell City.
The Belgian symfonic metal band Hell City (Painted Bass Records) has released the second single from thie upcoming album Flesh & Bones (release date 20 september).
Where the first video for “Your Darkest Hour” is a little more dark and aggressive, “Supernatural” is a more catchy and straightforward song, created to get your heads banging.
Just like the first video, Supernatural was shot by Panda Productions (Epica, Ayreon, Aborted, Lacuna Coil…).
17 sep 2018
Powerized announces Japanese tour.
The Dutch power metal band Powerized (Painted Bass Records) have announce a 3 day tour in Japan following the Japanese release of their debut album ‘The Mirror’s Eye’ via Rubicon Music. The album will be released on 26 September. The Band will tour Japan in December
17 sep 2018
Maiden uniteD announces Sailers of the Sky tour.
Maiden uniteD (Yazmine Park) will tour Europe in March and April 2019. Shows in the Netherlands, Germany, Scotland and England have been announced in March and April 2019
13 sep 2018
Ann my Guard releases video clip of ‘Echo’.
The Hungarian female fronted metal band Ann my Guard have released a videoclip of the second single ‘Echo’ of their upcoming album on YouTube.
The album will be released on 11 October. If you pre-order the album now you will receive an immediate download of the current 2 singles of the album, ‘Echo’ and ‘Sacred I’.
Order now on bandcamp
13 sep 2018
Louis van der Linden is announced as the new drummer of Quantum Fantay
Drummer of the Belgian progressive metal band 23 Acez (Freya Records) is announced as the new drummer of the progressive space rock band Quantum Fantay. He replaces Gino Bartolini who announced his departure last week.
Louis was a natural choice after filling in at the last minute at one of the previous live gigs of the band
10 sep 2018
Semistereo completes the line up of Planet Pul on 21 sep 2018.
With the announcement of Semistereo (FREIA Music) the line up for the Planet Pul festival is complete. Planet Pul takes place at De Pul in Uden where next to Semistereo All Points North and Arcane Roots will perform.
7 sep 2018
Armed Cloud announces departure of founder and lead guitarist Wouter van der Veen.
Dutch symfonic metal band Armed Cloud (Freya Records) have published an offical announcement on Facebook stating that Wouter van der Veen will be leaving the band.
It is stated that the split is amicable but that Wouter is pursueing other musical endavours that no longer with with his work with the band. The band will start looking for a replacement guitarist for Wouter soon.
23 aug 2018
Beneath My Sins anounces the release of their sophomore album on 14 April 2019.
The French symfonic metal band Beneath My Sins (Painted Bass Records) have announced the date for the release show of the yet untitled second album of the band.
This new album wil not be released on Painted Bass Records. The band and the label have decided to part ways. We wish the band all the success they deserve.