SUICIDAL ANGELS + DR. LIVING DEAD + ANGELUS APATRIDA
U zimsko doba uvijek dobro dođe prilika za zagrijati se, a thrash metal večer u slovenskom Orto baru je idealan odabir. Grčki Suicidal Angels, podržani od strane švedskog Dr. Living Deada i španjolskog Angelusa Apatride potrudit će se napraviti atmosferu za pamćenje.
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Datum i vrijeme: 26.02.2015. 21:00
Mjesto: Ljubljana, Slovenija
Lokacija: Orto bar
Cijena ulaznice: 15 € / 18 €
Suicidal Angels were formed in early 2001, a time when founder Nick Melissourgos was only 16 years old. The musical steps the band was meant to follow were leading to the realm of old school thrash metal, Nick's major musical influence. That's pretty much obvious in the band's first demo, "United by Hate" (July 2001), which is nowadays extremely difficult to find.
Back then Suicidal Angels were more of a school band having a good time. After some early line-up changes though, Nick meets Orfeas Tzortzopoulos (drums), and a unique musical chemistry is born. The band records its second demo, "Angels' Sacrifice" (December 2003) and things gradually become more serious. Based on this demo, the band starts promoting itself and the first concerts are scheduled.
Now, with joined forces and full force, after a very successful year in 2010, the thrash metal tank has produced its 3rd longplayer entitled "Dead Again". The amazing cover artwork was created by none other but Ed Repka (Megadeth, Death and more) while R.D. Liapakis of Mystic Prophecy once again produced the band's album. With "Dead Again" Suicidal Angels have again taken thrash metal to another level - tight, aggressive, fast and old school as fuck! That's how they do it!
This is the story so far! Be prepared for fast and furious thrash metal, 'cause when it comes to Suicidal Angels that's the only metal you'll get!
Dr. Living Dead is the new Thrash/Crossover sensation from Sweden. They have already done a whole tour of Brazil and supported Slayer. The band does know fully well what potential they have and they are not suffering from a lack of self-confidence : "We don't really care about what people expect from us. We are too busy with reaching up to our own expectations." Expectations will be high after their self-titled debut album for High Roller has hit the shelves. At least for me, Dr. Living Dead are the legitimate sons of bona fide Metal/Crossover pioneers such as the once mighty Suicidal Tendencies, D.R.I. and S.O.D. Dr. Living Dead let the music do the talking: "People should listen and judge for themselves but those are good bands."
With the character of Dr. Living Dead the Swedes have created a figure (or mascot) not unlike Eddie of Iron Maiden. Or maybe the Doctor is a bit closer to Seargent D. than Eddie. This is how it all came about: "In the beginning there was this rough illustration of the Doctor and then we started making songs that fit that small image and then he ended up on the cover and everything.
The band name just came about naturally after that. Some people dig it, some don't. It was just nice to have some sort of concept that we could expand on, the idea was always to do something a bit special, not just be another band.
Make no mistake though, we are 100% serious about what we are doing in the sense that we want to come up with high quality stuff and do the best we can when it comes to music and performing live. It's definitely not a joke when it comes to that but on the other hand we can also enjoy a laugh but that's how we are in life as well. We don't have any agenda of being a funny band, we just do what we like."
Dr. Living Dead have been in existence for a couple of years: "The first demo was actually out before the band was together, like a small project. Then we got a band going and rehearsed and did a show and then released the second demo shortly after that. Then we replaced our drummer and did some gigs in 2008. Then in 2009 we replaced our drummer again and did a Brazilian tour. Then we replaced our drummer again and finished the songs for the album which we recorded in 2010. Since then we've been doing a few gigs while waiting for the album to be finished and released. Briefly, that's about it."
Right, now it is up to you to buy the album with Thrash anthems like "Kindergarten Cop", "UFO Attack" and "World Ware Nine" to take Dr. Living Dead to the next level. Who knows, maybe one day they will become as big as Slipknot? In contrast to them, however, wearing their masks is not a cheap publicity stunt for Dr. Living Dead. It rather is a way of life: "We wear them in our sleep, too."
Previously promoted with the introductory slogan “the most promising and threatening Metal band from Spain!” when Century Media first launched the band internationally in the turn of 2009/2010, it indeed became a busy period for ANGELUS APATRIDA ever since the release of their previous album, “Clockwork”. Kicking off with a support slot for the Spanish Arch Enemy tour in December 2009, this ambitious and voracious Thrash Metal quartet made sure to stay busy and spread their musical message on the road, doing about 80 (!) shows in their native Spain as well as in Portugal (with appearances at all relevant festivals, including Sonisphere or En Vivo) and crowning activities by acting as national support for the recent Slayer / Megadeth tour there. Additionally, ANGELUS APATRIDA also toured Europe twice: First together with Skeletonwitch and Warbringer (as part of the “Bangover Fest”) as well as later on with Dying Fetus, Keep Of Kalessin, Carnifex and Fleshgod Apocalypse (as part of the “Bonecrusher Fest”), which both helped showcase the band’s talents internationally and introduce the band to the loyal European Thrash Metal legions...
ANGELUS APATRIDA’s new album, “The Call” has been once again recorded in Moita, Portugal at Ultrasound Studio with producer Daniel Cardoso (Anneke Van Giersbergen, Anathema, etc.) and the cover artwork was handled by Gustavo Sazes / Abstrata (Arch Enemy, Krisiun, etc.). The same creative team of “Clockwork” has helped shape “The Call” to an extremely impressive and massive next step forwards in the band’s promising career: The 10 ultra-catchy and dynamic new songs on “The Call” clearly show a matured and more determined entity, sticking to their stylistic guns, but showcasing all the elements of their trademark-sound in a bolder and more irresistible manner. ANGELUS APATRIDA have a huge sense for melody, stirring hooklines, awe-inspiring instrumental skills and most of all, an unmatched understanding for effective and viciously aggressive songwriting. All things considered, “The Call” turns out to be an inexhaustible source of listening pleasure for fans of Megadeth, Exodus or Pantera, as well even for those who appreciate a heavier take on the classic approach of genre-defining acts such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest or Metallica.
“The Call” is destined to take ANGELUS APATRIDA to unimagined new heights in their Spanish home territory, but should also effortlessly contribute to establish the band as one of the main leading forces of the new Thrash Metal generation on a worldwide scale as well. A video-clip for the album’s striking opening track “You Are Next” is already in the making and ANGELUS APATRIDA are starting a long and relentless live-campaign to support the new album by heading out on a first European tour with labelmates 3 Inches Of Blood as well as Goatwhore and Havok. Make no mistake and heed “The Call”…