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23rd May 2011

iii alternative

TLP is to work on a second objective to expose artists based in North Europe into the UK. Charging at the head of this initiative is Danish Progressive Post-Rockers, IIIRD ALTERNATIVE!

IIIrd Alternative are an instrumental, thorough, ambitious and diffuse targeted project where the music is the unmistakable drive and definitely is paramount.

Initially founded in 2003 with the current constellation formed in 2008, the band have been stunning audiences across Denmark and now look to expand their live show into central Europe and the UK.

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In 2010 the band recorded their self titled début released on their own label, Gehör, in January 2011, the release coincided with their performance at the Aarhus Music Festival. The album, available on iTunes and Band Camp, has also been released with a limited edition run of numbered CDs, meanwhile the band are looking into a special edition vinyl release.

The band describe their music as; "The alternative mirrored moving in a continuous arbitrary rotation, leaning towards metal stumbling into post-rock and passing prog-rock. Lingering in ambient spheres with a clue to undertones of an electronic dimension."

IIIA on the thought behind instrumentalism; "Music for us is the most direct form of creative expression of moods with feelings and sensations for both artist and listener. IIIrd Alternative are exploring the possibilities that instrumental music offers in terms of not dictating or predefining the perception of the moods and feelings the listener should sense or feel.

"As we do not imply in words or pictures the thoughts and mood to the listener, we have the potential to create an atmosphere where an audience can have totally different experiences from the same source of communication."

You can listen to IIIA by downloading the album from Band Camp, in any high resolution format and name your own price with no minimum, by clicking here.

IIIrd Alternative are now working on their second release, a live album from their performance at Aarhus Music Festival, aiming for a late summer release.

IIIrd Alternative are: Lars Evers - Guitar | Rasmus Frisenvang - Guitar | Daniel Malling Zederkoff - Guitar Hamed Golchin - Bass |Simon Meiner - Drums

Track Listing:

2.Eye Against Eye
3.The Great Flood
4.Dark Rift



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

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Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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