The HEAT dudes have been around in several bands for the last years, among them names like The Hara-Kee-Rees or Samsara Blues Experiment. So you bet they definitely know how to rock out and roll over with their hefty dose of Blues-drenched mixture of early Sabbath, Zeppelin, Jerusalem, whatever… Pull a name from your Classic Hard Rock collection, they have it all. The real deal.
Driving tracks like ‘Siamese Smile’, ‘Free World’ and ‘Barbarossa’ pack unabashed guitar spectacles atop big drum fills, rolling bass lines and Patrick Fülling’s archetypal strutting vocal front, often over extended compositions that run the gamut of twentieth century rock history.
Bursting with shuffling bluesy boogies and dark, introspective moments that owe a sizeable riff or two to Deep Purple, Wishbone Ash, Atomic Rooster and Jerusalem Labyrinth is an unstoppable force for fans of British prog, hard US rock and NWOBHM.
Travelin Jack is a Hard Rock Band from Berlin that is mostlyinspired by Rock Music of the 70s, such as Slade, AC/DC, Deep Purpleand UFO, with a profound love for glitter and high power performances.
The sound of JOY has been described as “a spaced-out sonic groove-ride” and “outer reach freak out,” but that hyperbole alone doesn’t do justice to the group’s measured mode of attack. JOY puts a premium on establishing both structure and dynamics, its kaleidoscopic flurry and full-throttle riffage is anchored by both subtle detail and surprising textural depth. Record Collector says that JOY “take the blues about as far out as they can stretch ’em and they’re far more psychedelic than a band like Blue Cheer ever was, even in their most lysergic moments,” a claim that can be debated by those whom have seen JOY share the stage with acts such as Dead Meadow, Harsh Toke, Hot Lunch, Sacri Monti and at last year’s well-documented west coast tour with psychedelic giants (and new labelmates) Earthless. Prepare to fall under the spell of JOY!
Fresh from the filthy sewers and dark basements of Amsterdam, Death Alley deliver heavy punked-out proto-metal in spades. The band, revolving around former The Devil’s Blood guitarist Oeds Beydals and ex-members of Gewapend Beton and Mühr, mainline an unorthodox cross contamination of The MC5, Captain Beyond, Blue Öyster Cult, Motörhead and Black Sabbath, defining good ol’, rock ‘n’ roll played with metal finesse and a pitch black psychedelic soul cherry on top.
Indeed, Death Alley‘s gnarly shake appeal combines ingenious but blistering guitar parts with the intensity of drumming that justifies the present-day existence of John Bonham’s Vista-Lite drum kit. The unique swinging rawness is topped off with high-strung, husky vocal energy dying to be unleashed.
Arena Vienna / Dreiraum / adv 10 € / doors 13 € / 20.00h