Enter the dark side of the 1980ies. Sounds like desperation and ecstasy, cold synths and driving drums - where Depeche Mode meets the Sisters of Mercy, where Synthpop meets Postpunk. Themes deal with the brutal establishment of the neoliberal regime, the annihilation of society and the triumph of the narcissistic individual. The name of the band is a tribute to the British miners who fought the police and the capitalist state in the infamous Battle of Orgreave in 1984.
Vulvarock is a unique term to describe the band’s sound. The sisters bring raw punk sounds to the table, while Suzy and Robin add hard rock and heavy metal influenced melodies and harmonies. Sandy on lead guitar binds these two worlds together with her high-energy rock ‘n’ roll style. Vulvarine’s songs are energetic, dramatic, but most of all: empowering. They deal with discovering your own personality, and the heights and pitfalls along that journey.
Diamond Skull are a stoner, heavy blues quartet from Vienna. They take inspiration from Hard Rock, Blues and 70ies Rock crafting a sound that is equally straight forward, dark and hypnotic. The bandmembers credit the group´s birthdate as 2015. Almost immediately they began recording their debut album „Sleepless“. After their video debut for „Cocaine“, the album was released in summer 2018.
Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else. Like many other quotes from George Orwell's legendary novel 1984. When real and virtual worlds converge, when the truth is no more a matter of fact but negotiable, when social media likes become a new currency, freedom is nothing else than slavery. Such a dystopia is the main theme of the new album “2084” by ANDERWELT. Supported by deep grooves, gut-wrenching melodies, and brutish throat, Orwell’s theme is projected into the future.
In 2015 Liquid Earth was born in a shipping-container on the outskirts of Vienna. The instrumental trio takes you on a journey through psychedelic soundscapes and heavy riffs. So grab a beer and prepare for takeoff! After the heavy-psych band released their self-produced debut-album "Slow Grown" in 2018, their single "Teufelsmusik" will be released on December the 4th via "Electric Fire Records".
If the very last solar ray vanishes from these sere and harsh grounds humanity is used to occupy the wan four are ready to hit the road releasing darkness and spreading heaviness over the land. Invoked by primeval vitrue their unresting specters keep hunting down those wandering vessels which plead to get filled with screaming riffage, hammering drumbeats and gnarling basslines. Mesmerizing vocal fortitude closes the vicious circle and sets free an untameable thunderstorm.
Vienna’s rock staple Can I Say combines the expressive power of post-punk, the atmosphere of heavy rock and the live energy of grunge. Dark sound, light chorus with a flood of guitars. Their songs show influences from the likes of Smashing Pumpkins, Fugazi, Violent Soho and The Cure. In 2016, their debut album "In Your Arms" was released. After touring they returned to the studio to capture that same raw live energy on a recording. The resulting EP “Flood” is the purest Can I Say ever was.
Swarms of stressed out bees, thunderstorms, and a fair amount of melancholy. A hazelmouse with a machine gun, that guy in the car behind you that won’t stop tailgating, and the feeling of drifting in the deep, wide ocean. This rhythmic, dreamy, and dirty rock music is served up by three musicians who first shared the stage as teenagers. The songs are cheeky, powerful, dark, but also come with a grin, which will make the debut album by PATRICK RAUCH set off a variety of emotions!
Only a few were prepared for what was to come when NAPLAVA unleashed their unique fusion of stoner, doom and heavy rock in late 2010. At that time, the two piece band kept grinding and jabbing their way through the local viennese scene. Three years later they would be gaining two more band members, release their first LP, play support for bands like Danzig, Valient Thorr, Red Fang and develop a devoted following. The groups follow-up „Opposites" was released on the 9th of June 2015.
Great Rift is a four headed heavy/psych rockband, born 2016 in Austria. In 2017 the band recorded their debut EP "Voodoowoodland", released on "Electric Fire Records“. In June 2018 their first full length album "Vesta" will be out via "Electric Fire Records" with a vinyl co-release on "StoneFree Records". Their sound is strongly reminiscent of the heavy blues, hard- and psychedelic rock of the 70s.
A gathering of musicians from Amestigon, Black Spring Assembly, Der Blutharsch and ticotlh & Diamond Skull who share the same thoughts making something out of nothing.
Bird are the reincarnation of Naples heavy rock veterans “Whiskeycold Winter”. The band proposes a mixture of old school heavy rock , bluesy elements and psych/doomy moods. On April 2019 they pubblished a mini EP (2 tracks) called “Mother of pain”, while, the second single , entitled “In the Night he Comes” will be out with Electric Fire Records. The listening is suitable for all the 70’s and Sabbath lovers!
The sound of the viennese band Slingshot shows the great bond of the four musicians to the RockMusic of the 70ties and 90ties. „Solid Stoner Rock with lightly progressive elements“ (Strombringer), but also facets from Psychedelic Rock, Blues and Grunge can be found in their compositions.
Austrian singer-songwriter Luke Lambheart is an American at heart. In the tradition of the eccentric 1960s folk singer, with a guitar in his lap and a chip on his shoulder, he makes music heavily drenched in all things American: rock’n’roll, the blues, bubblegum pop, as well as a stubborn insistence on his right to feel sorry for himself. Since his fi rst single ”Two By Two“ has gotten quite a bit of radio airplay in 2015, he has now released his self-titled debut EP.