There's still hope in dark days of consumer-focussed music... Ben Weyers was one of the key-members of MILLIONAIRE, and had quite an impact on the sound of their wonderful debut-album "Outside The Simian Flock". After extensive touring with MILLIONAIRE supporting QUEENS OF THE STONEAGE, Ben decided to go his own way and teamed up with EVIL SUPERSTARS bass player Bart Vandebroeck. Backed-up by VANDAL X's drum beast Gunter Liket, RADIO INFINITY it was... An explosive cocktail of raw guitars, a little psychedelic, and a wild rhythm-section. They released their debut-album in 2006, which had amazing reviews in nearly every review. Now RADIO INFINITY are back with a second longplayer named "DERAIL TO INNOVATE"! No high-tech studio's, no fancy producers or stand-in musicians. RADIO INFINITY did it (again) all by themselves, from the composition over the recording, production and mixing. Beatbroken tempo-swings, catchy vocals with a tragic threatening edge, warm guitarmayhem, psychedelia, and thrilling basslines. The bands' line-up still remains intact. The album will be released in April 2008 on CD and limited edition VINYL (including bonus-tracks). RADIO INFINITY are: BEN WEYERS (Guitars/vocals) - BART VAN DEBROEK (Bass) - GUNTER LIKET (Drums). In this life or another part of MILLIONAIRE, VANDAL X, EVIL SUPERSTARS,...
Dead Meadow met in the DC punk/indie scene, though their music draws from more faraway sources. The band formed in the fall of 1998 from the ashes of local bands The Impossible Five and Colour, when singer-guitarist Jason Simon, bassist Steve Kille, and drummer Mark Laughlin set out to fuse their love of early 70's hard rock and 60's psychedelia with their love of writers J.R.R. Tolkien and H.P. Lovecraft. Dead Meadow released their six-song debut in 2000 on Fugazi bassist Joe Lally's Tolotta Records, and a joint vinyl release on D.C. indie label Planaria Records. In 2001 the band released its second album, Howls From The Hills, on Tolotta. Whereas the first self-titled album was recorded in their practice space for a couple hundred dollars and plenty of learning curves, Howls From The Hills was born in a barn in Liberty, Indiana. Their sound fuller without losing its live essence, the band grew to encompass everything from ambient guitar drones to surging psych-funk sludge, blues-folk tunes to barbiturate space-rock, and some southern slow boogie thrown in for good measure. In spring 2002, original drummer Mark Laughlin reluctantly quit the group, replaced by old friend and previous collaborator Stephen McCarty (whose grandfather's farmhouse is where the band recorded Howls From the Hills). Also in mid-2002 the band found an unlikely patron in Brian Jonestown Massacre's Anton Newcombe, who recorded, produced and printed Dead Meadow's live disc 'Got Live if You Want' it on his "Committee to Keep Music Evil" imprint of the legendary Bomp label. Soon after, they recorded a Peel Session at the Fugazi practice space - the first time the BBC recorded a Peel Session outside their own studios. Shortly after signing with Matador in 2003, Dead Meadow self-produced 'Shivering King And Others' in the basement studio of the DC Pirate House over five months and during a busy schedule of touring. Along with the heavy rockers and bluesy numbers as on the previous two records, the band went deeper into the psychedelic realm, with chiming acoustic touches and lovely, disorienting ballads. With the addition of 2nd guitarist Cory Shane and beautifully spacious production, 'Feathers' opens up the Dead Meadow sound still further, seeming at once more experimental and more accessible than anything they've recorded thus far. The record captures the famous intensity of their live show, but songs like "At Her Open Door" and "Stacy's Song" reveal an obsessive beauty as jarring as sheer volume. Jason's guitar virtuosity is at its peak, as influenced by the droning modal character of Eastern music as by classic rock riffs. Ever deeper, Dead Meadow remain one step ahead of expectations.
Triggerfinger is a Belgian band with an international sound which appeals to both younger people, who recognize Queens of the Stone Age and old rockers, who are reminded of Led Zeppelin. Triggerfinger receives rave reviews from the media. One such review claims Triggerfinger's live show makes about 500,000 other so-called rock bands instantly redundant. Triggerfinger consists of three talented musicians: singer/guitarist Ruben Block (Sin Alley and Angelico), bassist Paul van Bruystegem - aka lange Polle / Monsieur Paul - who still plays with BJ Scott and drummer Mario Goossens (Noordkaap, Monza, Hooverphonic, and many others).
2) A Belgian stoner band used the name Hulk from 2000 until 2007, when they changed their name to Les Anges." They are from La Louvière, Belgium. Band Members are: Herr Mayer/Renaud(vocals & guitar), Sandra Hagenaar(keyboards, former Fifty Foot Combo), Matthew Mc Nasher (bass & vocals) & Don Giacomo (drums & vocals) As Hulk they recorded two albums - Party Time and Cowboy Coffee & Burned Knives - and an EP called The Codeine Sessions. Websites: http://www.myspace.com/hulktheband or www.myspace.com/lesangesmusic ck, TrillBass, High Rankin and DJ Lord of Public Enemy, just to name a few. Their first official release dropped on Reid Speeds' Play Me Records as a Beatport exclusive in January of 2010, containing the tracks, "See You" and "Angeldust" with official remixes by King from Las Vegas. Hulk has also recently launched their own record label, "BroTown Records" with the help of Symphonic Distribution. This new venture already has the scene begging for the slated releases to drop, with songs by Claw and Richie August along BroTown artists Vaski, Druley, Mark Instinct, Symbl and their own moniker Hulk. Get ready for the biggest bass in the game, as Hulk is here to SMASH! Claw emerged in Houston, Texas in 1999, at the age of 15. He was well-received from the start, making contacts with the local rave DJ's of the time. By the time he was 16, he was playing at some of Houston's bigger underground parties and weekly events. After graduating high school, he moved to Florida to pursue music as a profession and began playing at weekly events. After finishing his music engineering studies at Fullsail in Orlando, Claw made his way across New York working at numerous studios with various engineers and producers. He then moved to Las Vegas to pursue his record label with Trillbass, which he co-founded. Claw also just did an official Dubstep remix for Wu-Tang that debuted at # 7 on the ITunes Hip Hop chart, and is currently back living in NY to run his art gallery and record label ventures. Richie August started out mixing Drum & Bass and Hip Hop in the south-side of Chicago in 1998. He began producing his own tracks in 2000, alongside Chicago Hip Hop artist, "Skope The Lyrical MC". In early 2008, Richie got his first taste of dubstep and It didn't take him long before he was refining his sound and signing his first EP of tracks to Betamorph Recordings. The Death Proof EP came out and solidified Richie and his unique blend of teeth rattling bass and Hip Hop edge in the Dubstep community. As soon as you hear a new Richie August tune, you know it's his. Since then, he's been making dancefloor smashing hits, remixing, collaborating, and is up to over 15 releases on various labels, with no slowing down in sight.
Creature with the Atom Brain is a Belgian alternative rock band consisting of Millionaire keyboardist Aldo Struyf (Guitar/Keys/Vocals), Dave Schroyen (Drums), Jan Wygers (Bass) and Michiel Van Cleuvenbergen (Guitar). The band have been said to make "fuzzy stripped-back rock n'roll noise with a generous helping of weird." The band's name is taken from the Rocky Erickson & The Aliens song (Which in turn was taken from the 1955 film of the same name), with Struyf citing Erickson's former band The 13th Floor Elevators and the man himself as influencing Creature with the Atom Brain's sound. After two 12" EPs on Conspiracy records, the band released their first full length album on March 24, 2008, entitled I am the Golden Gate Bridge. The album notably featured guest vocals from fellow Millionaire band-member Tim Vanhamel and Mark Lanegan, Struyf having provided keyboards and toured for the latter's Bubblegum album. Creature with the Atom Brain have since toured in support of the album, including playing cancelled shows for Masters of Reality and supporting Jesus and Mary Chain on selected shows Creature with the Atom Brain is a band with members from Millionaire,Dead Stop Mauro & The Grooms and Vandal X. Sounds like desert rock, straight from Belgium.
It sounds old and new, weird and familiar, ugly and sexy, dead and alive at the same time. Wait For Evolution first came into being as a solo project by singer/guitarist/producer Torre Florim. The album was recorded with help from musicians and friends. After some minor crew changes De Staat arrived at its current setting: razor sharp Jop van Summeren (bass, vocals); ever controlled Vedran The Wizard Mircetic (guitar, effects); stage animal Rocco Hueting (cow bells (!), tambourine, vocals); rock hard drummer Tim The Executioner van Delft and charismatic front man Torre Florim. This powerful coalition of five together show their love for the old roots, but they're not afraid to reinvent these roots and create something new and fresh out of it. Get Ready to Shake Some Serious Booty!