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RAM & Portrait – Frankfurt – Nachtleben
Februar 14 @ 20:00 - 23:00 CET
RoadKill Tour 2018 präsentiert von:
Dragon Productions, Metal Blade Records, DEAF FOREVER, metal.de, Guitar Magazin, SLAM ALTERNATIVE MUSIC MAGAZINE, Rock It Magazine, Legacy – The Voice From The Dark Side, Wacken Brauerei
14.02.18 – Frankfurt – Nachtleben
Einlass: 20 Uhr
Beginn: 21 Uhr
Oscar Carlquist: Vocals
Morgan Pettersson: Drums
Harry Granroth: Guitar
Martin Jonsson: Guitar
Tobias Petterson: Bass
RAM was created in 1999 by Harry Granroth, who wanted to form a real, true heavy metal band; he was sick of the misinterpretation of metal that ruled the scene at the time, and had a pile of material that he wanted to bring to life. He soon found Daniel Johansson, a young but experienced and very talented guitar player who wielded a traditional metal guitar style. The two started working on some of Harry’s earlier material and began to write new songs. After a long and tiresome search, Harry then found Oscar Carlquist; a powerful heavy metal vocalist with a mutual hatred for the current metal scene. Oscar quickly became involved in the song-writing process and crafted interesting lyrics to accompany the music. The backbone of RAM was formed. Oscar brought in drummer Morgan Pettersson, one of the few drummers left who still played the 70/80’s hard and heavy drumming style. They then recruited the legendary Leif Larsson, an icon in Gothenburg metal as he had previously been a member of Frozen Eyes.
The five members started to rehearse and write new songs, and in 2003 they released their first EP, Sudden Impact, through partly their own label “Black Path Metal Recordings”. The EP created an immediate impact on the underground metal scene; the first 1000 copies were sold out in a few months. RAM hit the road and played a number of festivals in Europe and went on tour as support for Sebastian Bach. The band was also recognized by Germany’s Rock Hard magazine as one of the best newcomers of 2004.
RAM kept on playing live throughout most of ’05 and started working on their full-length debut album Forced Entry, which was released in late 2005. Forced Entry brought the entire old school heavy metal community to its knees. The album is a pure sonic attack of real and innovative heavy metal. Great reviews followed and the band grew even bigger. In December ’05, RAM hit the road with Dark Tranquillity, and in Jan ’06 they performed at several Scandinavian shows with Gamma Ray.
Playing live is what RAM does best and in 2006-2007, the band delivered a devastating metal crusadeover Europe. Reaching places such as Greece for the first time and Spain for the second time, the Teutonic hordes went wild. In the summer of 2007, bass player Leif Larsson was asked to leave the band due to personal differences and Tyrant of the Black Metal ultra cult act Nifelheim answered the call and joined RAM as a session bass player.
In 2008, the band returned to the studio with producer Johan Reivén to record the album Lightbringer. This time they really took the time to explore the true heavy metal sound. The recording of the album took 10 months of nothing but strife for pure heavy metal perfection.
In 2009, RAM signed a deal with AFM records and released Lightbringer, which received very good reviews. It landed a spot as one of the best albums of 2009 in Sweden Rock magazine. The band also headed out on headline European tour to promote the album. Tobbe Petterson joined the band and through his amazing bass skills made this the
strongest RAM lineup ever.
In 2010, RAM began recording their 3rd full-length album entitled Death. The album was produced by Per Stålberg and Olle Björk. In 2011, they signed a worldwide deal with renowned label Metal Blade Records and Death was released in January 2012. RAM hit the road in support of Death returning to Spain, visiting Portugal for the first time, plus Germany and Sweden. In June 2013, Daniel Johansson decided to quit the band due to personal reasons. Daniel was quickly replaced by guitarist Martin Jonsson from Gothenburg who brought a new dimension to the band with a deadly shredding guitar style. On September 13th, 2013, RAM celebrated the 10th anniversary of the release of the Sudden Impact EP with a special concert in Gothenburg, the first decade of Heavy Metal Tyranny was complete!
RAM continued to destroy stages through the spring of 2015 all over Europe, then they once again entered the studio to record their fourth album. Svbversvm was another step upon the Black Path that is RAM’s career and showcased yet another dimension of RAM’s song-writing and muscianship. Svbversvm recieved amazing reviews and caputered the number one spot in Deaf Forever Magazine soundcheck. Svbversvm appeared on many best album of 2015 lists in the rock press. RAM supported the release with another tour and several festivalappearances.
In the spring of 2017, RAM entered the studio once again to record their 5th full-length studio album Rod. This album is the first RAM album to feature a concept story consisting of 6 songs that account for the entire B side of the LP. Once again the reviews were through the roof. ROD also came in at number on in the Deaf Forever soundcheck! RAM were also featured on the cover of the October issue of Deaf Forever Magazine. ROD entered the German album charts at #64.
In 2018 RAM plan to tour extensively in support of ROD. So expect some devastating attacks of Heavy Metal Tyranny!
Swedish heavy metal band PORTRAIT unleashed their fourth full-length album Burn the World (Metal Blade Records) in August 2017 and have received great reviews in both underground and mainstream media, as well as entering the German album charts at position 65. The band has been spreading their dark heavy metal since 2006 when their first demo Welcome to my funeral was released, and has since managed to keep the essence of the music intact while at the same time expanding it further and wider with every release. PORTRAIT’s conviction to heavy metal should be evident to every listener and act as a proof of the true power that the genre still possesses, a power reaching far beyond any aspect of nostalgia or superficiality if composed by musicians with honest intent and strong visions. Expect nothing less than an outburst of heavy metal darkness!
TRIAL – swe
Die Schweden Trial fanden 2007 zusammen, nachdem sie ihre vorigen Bands ad acta gelegt hatten, um gemeinsam etwas Neues zu schaffen. Durch ihre Jugend zur Ruhelosigkeit verdammt schrieben sie während ihrer bescheidenen Anfänge zahlreiche Songs, die dem Zahn der Zeit bis heute trotzen. Zwei Jahre lang probten Trial, komponierten und standen harte Zeiten durch – bis sie 2009 Linus fanden, der die Band, die längst als Trial bekannt ist, zur Einheit machte.
Fortan wurde ihre Vision offenbar. Die Gruppe veröffentlichte ihr erstes Demo 2010 –
ohne Geld, anständiges Equipment oder Label –, was aber zu einem Plattenvertrag führte, mit dem ihr erstes Album The Primordial Temple (2011) entstand. Entschlossen, ihre Art von Heavy Metal weiterzuentwickeln, nahmen Trial die EP Malicious Arts (2013) auf, einen weiteren Meilenstein in jene Richtung, die die Band einzuschlagen gedachte. “Diese EP stellte die Weichen für unseren letztlichen Befreiungsschlag”, erinnern sich die Musiker. “Wir ließen unsere früheren Persönlichkeiten hinter uns und gingen eine Stufe weiter, was dann zu einem weiteren Album führte: ‘Vessel’.”
Nach gefeierten Rezensionen für Vessel (2015) wurden Trial noch bekannter, ehe Metal Blade Records die Band unter Vertrag nahm. Abermals wollten sie sich neu erfinden und machten mit ihrem Label-Debüt einmal mehr Bocksprünge vorwärts.
Im Studiomega nahmen die Musiker gemeinsam mit dem Produzenten und Tontechniker Olof Berggren neues Material auf, bis an die Zähne bewaffnet mit Leidenschaft und Zielstrebigkeit. Während der erste Schnee im Land rings ums Studio fiel, wurden erste Akkorde angeschlagen, und so begann die Geburt von Motherless.
„Wir wussten ab da, dass es etwas Besonderes werden sollte, ja spürten es in unseren Knochen. Etwa einen Monat später waren wir fertig und ausgelaugt … genauso wie beim vorangegangenen Mal gewährten wir Costin Chioreanu die Freiheit, unsere Musik aus seiner eigenen merkwürdigen Perspektive zu deuten, und sind froh, es getan zu haben. Es ist, als würden wir die gleiche Sprache sprechen, denn wir verstehen jeweils, was die andere Partei will, ohne es erklären zu müssen. Wir sind schon ganz gespannt darauf, wie ihr die neuen Sachen finden werdet!“