Lo Sweden Rock Festival dà il benvenuto alla nuova generazione di band svedesi Per il 13° anno consecutivo, l’importante manifestazione scadinava accoglie otto nuovi artisti svedesi al festival. Selezionati dal partner del festival Studiefrämjandet, questi giovani artisti emergenti avranno la possibilità di esibirsi sul palco Nemis del più grande festival rock svedese.
Afferma Burt von Bolton all’ufficio nazionale di Studiefrämjandet.
C’è un’incredibile quantità di grandi band che fanno domanda per uno scatto sul palco dei Nemis ogni anno, ciò rende il processo di selezione davvero difficile, ma è anche molto divertente. Chi pensa che il rock sia morto dovrebbe dirigere i propri occhi e le orecchie verso i generi hard rock e metal, che sono molto vivi e vegeti!!!
Martin Forssman, vice presidente dello Sweden Rock Festival:
Con il palcoscenico di Nemis stiamo dando alla scena svedese hard rock e metal una piattaforma per la continua crescita e lo sviluppo e ogni anno l’interesse si rafforza. Abbassando l’età media dei musicisti e contribuendo a una migliore uguaglianza di genere, che riteniamo sia grande e importante per il futuro.
Il palcoscenico di Nemis si trova nella tenda Rockklassiker di giovedì 7 giugno.
Ecco le band selezionate:
Coldtears are reminiscent of the likes of In Flames, At The Gates and Soilwork. We’re talking aggressive, heavy riffs combined with accessible choruses. Their coming album boasts guests like Bruce Kulick (Kiss), Tomas Lindberg and Anders Björler (At The Gates) and Peter Dolving (Haunted). The song “Miracle”, featuring the two former, will be released before SRF.
Frontback have played at SRF before and are influenced by the likes of Foo Fighters, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and Steel Panther. They have made two albums with a third in the making, they have shared stages with Status Quo, Electric Boys, Freedom Call, HEAT and more, and singer Arlo Front won the national contest “Rock Voice of the Year 2016”. A band to look out for.
Gain Eleven is a band that plays rock with addictive melodies, loads of energy and a healthy sense of humor. They’re often compared to the likes of Foo Fighters and the Hives. Their debut “All in” was released in 2016 and is referred to by its admirers as a “kick in the crotch” type of record. The band has toured both in Sweden and abroad, for instance opening for Airbourne in Russia.
Gaupa emerged from a deep cellar in the concrete jungle of a mid-Swedish town. The have their roots in stoner rock, and have developed their own style ranging from doom metal to prog. Other characteristics include energetic singer Emma Näslund and surreal lyrics. Like in their debut single/video from late 2017: “The drunk autopussy wants to fight you”.
Hedda Hatar (“Hedda hates” in Swedish) are four young women whose sound has been compared to Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath as well as the Arctic Monkeys. As in riff-based with a punk attitude (the band want to contribute to greater equality in music) but also the occasional indie-rock tune. Their current single “No 1” is an appetizer from their soon to be released debut album.
Nala from Gothenburg refer to themselves as “alternative rock”. Their influences come from the 60s and 70s but also the 90s – all over the place, but that can be rather sweet (again, their own words). In 2017 they released their first EP “Woman”, did numerous festival gigs as well as their radio debut, and in 2018 they intend to write more songs and do more gigs all over Sweden.
Nekrokraft combine blackened old school thrash metal with a captivating blasting influenced by the likes of Behemoth and Immortal. Since their formation in 2012 they have released an EP, two singles, an album and their current compilation “Witches funeral”. They have also perfected their liveshow through relentless gigging. Singer Angst is also the current frontman in Witchery.
Spiral Skies from Stockholm claim to play “on other planets kinda rock”. As in heavy, vintage psychedelic rock in the veins of Jefferson Airplane, The Devil’s Blood and Curved Air. The band’s live performances as well as their EP “A queendom to come” (recorded live in their rehearsal studio) have been greatly praised and their debut “Blues for a dying planet” will arrive this May.