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Nation of the Pigs
By The LabRats
From Helsinki, Finland
Genre Punk Rock
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Thelabratsss – Nation-of-the-pigs
The LabRats Info
Daniel Ramström - Guitar and "Vocals"
Sami Haimilahti - Solo Guitar and "Vocals"
Atte Laakso - Bass Bass
Samu Kolehmainen - Drums
Rauli Kangas - Driver
Punkrock band straight outta North-Helsinki! If you liked our songs please feel free to share and download. THANK YOU already for all of your support, shares and comments! New material coming soon! STAY TUNED!
The 1st James Bond
By The Olympic Band
From Pretoria South Africa
Genre Heavy Pop Punk
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The Olympic Band Info
Charl Greyling - Vocals
Freddie Botes - Guitar
Tjaardt Swanepoel - Guitar
Niekie van Niekerk - Bass
Reinhardt Von Solms- Drums
Pretoria based heavy/pop/punk (easycore) rockers; The Olympic quickly started making name in the music industry soon after they sprung to life in 2011. The band recorded their 1st single 'The Wait' at Snor City’s Red Room Studios, late 2011.
Recorded and mixed by Jared Gunston [Chromium] and mastered by famed musician Peach van Pletzen [Yesterday’s Pupil & Bittereinder] 'The Wait' deals with the familiar topic of abuse in the context of a relationship. Soon 'The Wait' was play listed on campus radio stations across the country.
In addition to recording 'The Wait', The Olympic worked with local production company Dames & Here Productions to shoot an accompanying music video. The music video, directed by Shaun Gouws, along with the single featured on DSTV music channel, MK324.
The 2nd single; 'the City sleeps' was also recently released(december 2012) accompanied with a music video. Recorded and produced by David Grevler(Wrestlerich) from Anti-Motion studios has also seen the song being playlisted on Tuks fm and Puk fm and is quickly becoming a crowd favourite 'sing a long anthem' at their live shows.
The Olympic’s infectious beats, melodic choruses and intense live performances are destined to transform South Africa’s commercial music landscape.
The band has shared stages with some of South Africa’s most renowned artists, playing at the best live music venues in South Africa including Opikoppi festival, Tuks Rag festival, Arcade Empire (Pretoria), the Winston(Durban)Tanz Café Fourways (Johannesburg), Town Hall (Johannesburg) and Memphis Rock (Potchefstroom), Arcade Empire (Potchefstroom), Sundowners (Johannesburg), the Bohemian (Johannesburg)
By Count Your Dead
From South Texas
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Countyourdead – Bitter-resurrections
Count Your Dead Info
Jonathan Haubert - Vocals
Julio Salazar - Guitars
Malachi Carrera- Drums
The origin of Count Your Dead dates back far to around the year of 2003 whenever vocalist Jonathan Haubert and Julio Salazar formed their first band together in the little small town of Port Lavaca, TX. From that point on, being in a band and making music was much more than just a hobby. It was much more than just something to pass the time by. Little did they know, but this would eventually end up being something they would work their whole lives torward.
Throughout the span of their Alternative Metal outfit DOWNLIFT, there were times filled with joy and grim alike. But whatever the circumstances given, the band still manage to put the time and effort to write what were the best songs of that time period. Their best songs, being written during the nights filled with unrelenting practice, complete devotion, and endless passion. But as time would pass, Jonathan and Julio would end up parting ways, as well as the other members in DOWNLIFT. Jonathan would go off to start a new project entitled EuQiNu, which consisted of material picking up where their previous project left off, and Julio would take some time off from music to gain new perspectives. After a break of over 3 years from music, he would later jump back in the mix with a new drummer from Palocios, TX known as Paul Riccio.
Coming together to form a new fusion of genres, Julio and Paul created what would be the early formation of COUNT YOUR DEAD. After picking up bass players left and right to jam with, and the occasional singer(s) alongside, CYD went on to play shows in and all around the local Crossroad areas as well as the Northern parts of Texas.
In Summer 2007, the band hit the road for a month long tour in California, but would see little success from it due to falling outs with the booking company. Needless to say, something as simple as playing in a band with a group of others would become something that would get complicated real quick. It would seem that after dealing with members that would act more as deadweight rather than carrying their own, getting screwed over countless amount of times with studio cuts and gigs from previous shows, the struggle to continue a band would be almost damn near impossible to endure. But just as things would seem at their darkest, there was still always some small light still shining at the end of the pititful tunnel.
For about another few years, CYD would keep their stable lineup minus the band name changes and the member splits. However, once brand new material began to arise, other members were feeling displeased with it.... leading to a desire to form something different with a new lineup, new vibe, and a new attitude. So, as fate would have it, Jonathan's project EuQiNu went under hiatus, leading the two former bandmates to once again join forces and start jamming together again. It wouldn't be long after that Jonathan was asked to take over Lead Vocals once again and put his voice to their new songs being written, and the ones that would later make way onto their first album. Together, they have formed the most solid lineup to date and is ready to take on anything that comes their way.
Since late 2008, CYD have been making frequent visits to The Nest Sound Studio in Victoria, TX to record a new list of high-quality songs. These sessions would later turn into full on production for what would later became known as their debut album "No Return". While some of the tracks were written as far back as their early formation, others such as "Bitter Resurrections" and "1,000 Miles of Pain" would serve as a new fuel to an ember that was already started. And while some songs possess more of a party anthem vibe to them such as "Flooding Texas" & "Bleed Smoke" do, others contain more crucial meanings. One of the most crucial, being "Release", which deals with the issues of letting go of those that you held dear in your life. And even more stronger points with the constant rants like the ones in "Poetic Lies" which speaks of mindless nonsense that others try to feed others and actually fool them with. But make no mistake about it, as far as the years have progressed, the songs have progressed just as much, if not more, with them. Every band has their whole life to write about when it comes to their debut, and Count Your Dead many stories to tell.
So therefore, needless to say... Count Your Dead is not now, nor at any point here in time, ready to give up. After coming so very far, and still having so much more to go... There is no going back. There is no return.
Doktor - Life (Aint it sad)
By Johan Vidner
From Eskilstuna Sweden
Genre Melodic Thrash Metal
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Johan is a sexy beast from Sweden. He is a former co-host with us here on The Unsigned Countdown and Underground Recap Sessions. He produces and programs everything on his own, He plays guitar and bass in all of his solo music, and has a passion for thrash, Metal, and the classic styles of those genres. He is a purist, a master collaborator, and a member of the group Machinery
Recorded with a glorious ESP Viper (gits) Epiphone Thunderbird (bass).
Played through TSE X50 with simulated Mesa Boogie V30's 4x12.
EZDrummer 2 as my drummer.
EZMix2 used for mastering, busing and on each individual drum kit piece.
By The Devil Wants Her Swagger Back
From Dublin Ireland
Genre The Heavier End of The Spectrum
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Stephen Cannon Vocals Guitar
Mick Hynes Guitar
Ryan Cummins Drums
Dylan Scully Bass
Formed in 2013, Dylan Scully (Bass), Mick Hynes (Guitar) and Ryan Cummins (Drums) were tired of the direction of the local metal scene and began writing songs that they themselves wanted to hear. In late May 2014 Stephen Cannon's violent, yet melodic vocal style completed the arsenal of songs the three had written. By July the band exploded on to the metal scene, gigging around Ireland, from Dublin to Cork and Tipperary, with sights set on Belfast and the UK in the future. Known for their frantic and energetic live shows, within three months TDWHSB were asked to play Slipknot's album launch party to a sold out Mezz, where they were introduced as 'the hottest new band in Dublin'. Since then they have played the after party for Slipknot's show in January 2015. With plans for the UK ahead they are also in the primary stages of self recording their first full length album.
Ladies & gentlemen, The Devil Wants Her Swagger Back, and who are we to refuse her?