COLOUR HAZE are a modern Psychedelic (in the words sense) Heavy Rock Three Piece, in the tradition of classic Rock-Trios such as Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience or Grand Funk Railroad. Founded somewhen in the last century, the current line-up consists since May 1999. Since then some records have been made and a lot of following was gained. Originating from Munich, Germany, the group did a lot of shows nationwide and in Belgium, Holland and Austria. Soon COLOUR HAZE established themselves among the finest groups of Germanys underground scene and are said to be one of the most outstanding current Rock-Ensembles in Europe. By the end of 2014, COLOUR HAZE released their latest album ‚To the Highest Gods we Know‘, and headlined our Up In Smoke Roadfestival Vol5 in February/March 2015! They haven’t played much since (a couple of festivals here and there), but released a live album in 2016. They will be back on the roads in March 2017 to present their new album, ‚In Her Garden‘!!
MONKEY3 is on the edge of space-rock, stoner and progressive. Cosmic wall of sound, psychedelic vibes, instrumental music that invites you to travel through your mind. Trippy grooves for heavy riffs with spacey keyboards landscapes, all enhanced by hypnotic video projections. Fasten your seat belts, ready to take-off ! They started in 2001 in Lausanne (Switzerland) as a jam-band community, influenced by a psychedelic and stoner-rock vibe that reminds Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin or 35007. With their debut album ‚Monkey3‘, released in 2004 by belgian label Buzzville Records, the band got great reactions and reviews all over Europe, putting them on the map of the stoner-rock scene.Over their 13-years career, MONKEY3 released 5 other albums whose last, ‚Astra Symmetry‘, came out in September 2016 via Napalm Records! All along the years, the Swiss quartet also toured everywhere in Europe, supporting the greatest acts, and playing the best festivals : Roadburn, Hellfest, Desertfest Berlin & London… The new album was critically acclaimed (entering the German Top 100 Album Charts amongst others) and was followed by a 3-week ‚European‘ Tour in October! In February 2017, the Swiss Quartet will head to Spain/Portugal!
Psychedelic Riffsters Zippo are an unflagging example of band. Since 2004 they lead the pack of the Italian Stoner Rock and Heavy Psych movement.Zippo have always been about the music, which is actually very hard to define as they include elements of Prog Rock, Psych, Stoner, Sludge, Doom, Noise and even Post-Metal. Zippo thrive on creating different sounds and challenging people to use their very heart and soul to fully experience the band’s musical vision.A winning philosophy has seen Zippo release three critically acclaimed albums: “Ode To Maximum” (Self-produced, 2006), “The Road ToKnowledge” (Subsound Records, 2009), “Maktub” (Subsound Records, 2011).Album number four will be unleashed by Uk based Apocalyptic Witchcraft Recordings, scheduled for February 2016. The album will be entitled “After Us”, the very first album as a four piece band. A work that is heavy, thick and straightforward as never before. Mixed and Mastered at Sound of Sirens Studio (California, US) by Toshi Kasai, a man who is best known for his work with The Melvins, Tool, Shrinebuilder, and for having played with Porn (The Man Of), Altamont and Big Business.There is one thing you can say about Zippo’s albums – They all sound different to each other. Zippo always push the boundaries of what is musically possible, which has seen them classed as one of Italy’s finest Heavy Rock bands currently out there. Zippo have played Live all over Europe to rapturous applause from fans and critics alike, being described as one of the coolest, loudest and dangerous bands you are ever likely to witness live.
Germany’s massive Metal squad is back with their 3rd album full of heavy, doom-loaded riffs and headcrushing grooves!Started 2008 as a project, after a short time the bavarian GRAND MASSIVE formed to a full-time band.So far they played some excellent shows for example on Wacken Rocks South Open Air (with Slayer, Volbeat, Doro, Edguy) and as Supportband for Red Fang, Overkill and Corrosion of Conformity on the huge stages.Grand Massive worked so far with John Lancaster (CHUM / Century Media – guest singer on the Going into Red Single), with John Hermansen (Mother Misery, Awesome Machine, Stonewall Noise Orchestra – Mix) and Dan Swanö (Mastering „2“), Andy Classen (Mastering „3“) and David Johannesson (Mustasch – Guestsolo on „3“).
MASSIVE METAL from BAVARIA !!!
Heavy, groovy, bluesy, sexy and a bit nostalgic – THE WEIGHT guide their audience to landing fields of leaden zeppelins, the deepest purple or to the who’s who when it comes to throwing TV sets out of hotel room windows. With their own and self-written material, honest and devoted to a time when music was real, THE WEIGHT can`t be too heavy for you, can it?.