ARTIST SERVICE is proud to announce new releases in September 2008
We are very proud to announce the signing of NEONDAZE from Sweden and TRAGEDIAN from Germany.
NEONDAZE, hard rockers from Sweden, led by outstanding guitarist Lars Boquist, will release their self-titled debut album through Artist Service / MBM. Just turn up to eleven and let yourself be impressed by their melodic hard rock power!
TRAGEDIAN are following their metal roots with their debut release “Dreamscape”. By combining the metal sounds of yesterday and today TRAGEDIAN delivers 11 tight and atmospheric tracks many fans of the classic metal genres surely will go for!
NEONDAZE “s/t” – release: 9/12/08 (Artist Service / MBM)
Many are convinced by the opposite but sometimes you just have to watch TV to change your live. So did guitarist Lars Boquist when he watched the Swedish version of `Star Search´ one evening. Marcus Lundgren, a so far unknown singer had his appearance there performing Bon Scott of AC/DC, didn´t win the competition but was able to convince Lars with his vocal performance. Lars invited him to do an audition with his band and shortly after Marcus happened to be the new vocalist of NEONDAZE.
Guitarist Lars (ex-REPTILIAN, ex- POLE POSITION), who previously was featured in several music mags (among them Guitar Player) due to his outstanding guitar work already played with drummer Hampus Landin and bassist Jesper Lahn for several months. Hampus already gained some notable
reputation regarding his work with MISS BEHAVIOUR.
Already having loads of good songs at his disposal Lars introduced them to Marcus, Jesper and Hampus who instantly were excited about the quality of Lars songwriting talents and immediately began working out song structures, changing vocal lines and perfecting the drum basics. The result is 12 highly melodic and catchy hard rock songs able to bare comparison with many other respected bands from this genre.
The album was recorded in Lars home recording studio. The mix and mastering was done by Stefan Pettersson at Realtime Recording Studio in Norrköping.
The first song of the album “Intoxicated” was featured on Perris Records compilation `Hollywood Hairspray 7´ in September 2007.
TRAGEDIAN “Dreamscape” – release: 9/12/2008 (Artist Service / MBM)
Main man behind TRAGEDIAN is Gabriele Palermo, a gifted guitarist/bassist and songwriter, inspired by many classic metal/rock bands such as DIO, FIFTH ANGEL and 80´s era HOUSE OF LORDS. Originally formed in 2002 TRAGEDIAN went through several line-up changes, released 2 demos and contributed songs to 2 tribute samplers.
TRAGEDIAN now is ready to present its first full-length album which is titled “Dreamscape”. Along with vocalist Timo Behrens, drummer Lennart Medebach and keyboarder Ingo Salzmann Gabriele Palermo has created 10 original compositions able to impress many metal fans of different genres.
Heavy riffs, blistering keyboard/guitar solos, a tight rhythm section and the powerful and melodic voice of recently discovered vocal talent Timo Behrens are the trademarks to TRAGEDIAN´s sound.
By combining traditional metal with modern and progressive influences TRAGEDIAN is successful in delivering the perfect metal album, a distinctive collection of melodic yet powerful songs, both catchy and thoughtful.
TRAGEDIAN recently contributed its outstanding metal hymn “Conquerors” to AFM´s compilation “Power & Glory – The Best Of Power Metal Hymns Vol. 1” and thus stand in line with bands such as PRIMAL FEAR, SONATA ARCTICA, AXXIS and MYSTIC PROPHECY, just to name a few.
All albums are available in physical and digital format at http://www.musicbuymail.eu and at many shops around the world.