Mittwoch, 4. November 2020

 

DESPERATION BLVD
On the road of broken hearts


Since September 17, the Italian hard rockers have been presenting the music video for the track „November Pain“ from their self-titled debut EP – and if you think of Guns N‘ Roses right away when you hear such a song title, you can feel exactly on the right 80’s track:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/cVGgMPeh8yc

Clear echoes of other well-known cult bands such as Faster Pussycat, Bulletboys, L.A. Guns, Pretty Boy Floyd, Bang Tango, Vain, Babylon A.D., Tuff and Dangerous Toys round off the lively, uplifting sound.

DESPERATION BLVD is a brand new project from Italy, born from an idea of two experienced musicians, guitarist Alex ‚Crown‘ Corona and drummer Elvis ‚Hell‘ Ortolan. The trio is completed by bassist Matteo ‚Matt‘ Martinelli.

[ Pic: Gabriele Boz ]

LINE-UP:
Crown • Guitars
Matt • Bass
Hell • Drums

Guest musicians:
David Reece (Accept, Bangalore Choir) • Vocals in ‚North-East Boulevard‘
Thomas Silver (Hardcore Superstar) • Guitar solo in ‚North-East Boulevard‘
Fabio D’Amore (Serenity) • Vocals in ‚Hold Back The Rain‘
Herma (Sick ’n‘ Beautiful) • Vocals in ‚Queen Of Heartache‘
Alessia Scolletti (Temperance) • Vocals in ‚Sorry (I Don’t Want You)‘
Claudio Coassin (Raintime/Fake Idols) • Vocals in ‚Henhouse Tales‘
Mattia Martin (Bad As) • Vocals in ‚November Pain‘


The band’s current debut is a self-titled six-song EP consisting of five enormously crisply orchestrated and cool vocalized original songs as well as the Duran Duran classic „Hold Back The Rain“ – a vibrant and enormously casual cover version that immediately defines the strong personality and unique SLEAZE’N’ROLL style of DESPERATION BLVD.

[ Artwork: Simone ‚Zimon‘ Sut for N.B.S. • Imagination & Design ]

TRACKS:
01 November Pain 03.04
02 Queen Of Heartache 03.11
03 Henhouse Tales 03.04
04 North-East Boulevard 03.09
05 Hold Back The Rain 04.13
06 Sorry (I Don’t Want You) 03.53


This deliciously snappy release is enriched by various guest musicians. Among others, former Accept singer David Reece is featured in „North-East Boulevard“, and Thomas Silver from Hardcore Superstar contributed a wonderfully fluid guitar solo for the number. Serenity vocalist Fabio D’Amore, on the other hand, shows in „Hold Back The Rain“ that he has a remarkably wide range of skills, while the no less vocally strong, changeable Alessia Scolletti from Temperance in „Sorry (I Don’t Want You)“ partly goes completely out of herself.

Recorded and co-produced by Michele Guaitoli, known from the bands Visions Of Atlantis, Overtures and Temperance at The Groove Factory Studio, „Desperation BLVD“ will be released in December 2020.


EMAIL:
infodesperationblvd@gmail.com

DESPERATION BLVD are available for interviews via phone, Skype & email

PR:
https://www.metalmessage.de/Promotion_DESPERATION_BLVD_en.php

Dienstag, 3. November 2020

Philosophical optimism

Initiated as a solo project by singer Coldun himself in 2006, COLDUN has meanwhile grown into a veritable formation.

The group is made up of top-class musicians and long-time companions, all of whom have gained experience and competence through various band activities and projects in the last 20 years.

[ Pic: Coldun ]

LINE-UP:
Coldun • Vocals, Bass, Hammond, Synths
ZK • Guitars
MR • Guitars
NC • Drums

On the impressively art-minded 2014 second work „Collapsing Polarities“ the whole timeless class of COLDUN’s aesthetic-philosophically impregnated work is already revealed.

Now the musicians climb the logical next step together with their enthroned throat emperor:
The new and third album with the inspiring title „Grand Sun Ritual“ was mixed and mastered in the Priory Recording Studios Birmingham by Greg Chandler (Esoteric) in outstanding quality.

The ATMOSPHERIC PROGRESSIVE METAL of the soulful top experts from the Ore Mountains is once again vocalized in a highly uplifting manner with the absolute grand championship, for which the unmistakably evocative exceptional voice of frontman Coldun stands so uniquely.

With the professional artwork, the authors represent their profound complete works in finest cover and inlay quality:

[ Artwork: KaGo.O_O ]

TRACKS:
01. Grand Sun Ritual 07:41
02. The Forest And The Soul 06:23
03. Down Below 07:42
04. Salvation Day 08:32
05. Stories Untold 05:19
06. Hail Out To Thebes 09:16
07. I Dreamed That Dream 06:34

total: 52:00 min.

Listen title track:
https://soundcloud.com/metalmessage/coldun-grand-sun-ritual

„Grand Sun Ritual“, a real soul slurper, shows influences from Doom to Post Metal and connects both worlds, which the tasteful creators love so much.
Thus, COLDUN let atmospheric and deeply rich ambient sounds come together with wild Rock/Metal guitar riffs and drums in an amazingly fluid way, deliciously refined with the classic aroma of 70s guitar and Hammond feeling.
The necessary edge in the often majestic sound image is provided by hard, sometimes even post-black stagings, which can ultimately bring a modern, but always fully genuine and down-to-earth high-class sound to brilliant radiance.

[ Pic: Coldun ]

In terms of content, the new long-player revolves around the eternally topical questions of humanity about the respective meaning of life and death.
The thought-provoking lyrics of the songs show a radically positive basic tenor, which stands for Coldun’s personal conviction that in death nothing is absolute – and certainly not an end.
In recent years he has developed and cultivated relevant impulses for this insight as a distinctly spiritual character by means of various journeys to areas of the world that are correspondingly revealing for him. (Markus Eck)


DISCOGRAPHY:
2007 • Necessariis? Dubiis? Caritas? (Full-length)
2014 • Collapsing Polarities (Full-length)
2021 • Grand Sun Ritual (Full-length)


MEDIA FEEDBACK:
9 / 10
„… captivates … so extraordinarily well that one can hardly get away from it after intensive enjoyment … impressive sound design …“
(KOBZR Magazine)

EMAIL:
coldun@gmx.de

COLDUN is available for interviews via phone, Skype & email

PR:
https://www.metalmessage.de/Promotion_COLDUN_en.php

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