||SMOKEHEAD ROCKS TOUR: SWEDES ASSAULT ON THE UK WITH TAINTED NATION
1st August 2011
NB: Glasgow date has now changed to Sunday 9th
Following the success of the Crashdiet and Houston tour package last Spring, a brand new tour from some of Sweden's finest melodic, sleaze and AOR bands will be rocking the UK this October, with tour shenanigans sponsored by Smokehead.
Sweden's Sencelled, Dynazty, Miss Behaviour and Electric Boys will be joined by the UK's Tainted Nation.
Sencelled - a Swedish four-piece rock band. Melody-driven rock with a twist of the power pop, Rick Springfield meets 90s era Green Day!
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Having just released their killer second album, 'Knock You Down', the Stockholm based Dynazty have a collection of storming melodic hard rock songs to showcase and are set to become one of the leading Swedish rock bands dominating the hard rock scene.
Tainted Nation is a new acquaintance within the Hard Rock genre with their debut album "F.E.A.R.". The band consists of Pete Newdeck (Eden's Curse), Ian Nash (Lionheart), Mark Cross (Tank, FireWind) and Pontus Egberg(The Poodles).
With their album 'Last Woman Standing' Miss Behaviour prove themselves to be a high-end melodic rock and AOR band, with quality production courtesy of Thomas Eberger at Stockholm Mastering. Their songs range from classic 80s styled AOR anthems like '1988', 'Cynthia' and 'Emergency' to the harder edged Melodic Rock of 'Perfect War', featuring Roland Grapow's blistering guitar solo.
Electric Boys: "I saw them destroy a small club in Stockholm and it suddenly hit me that these guys could be a huge international band. They all looked great; Conny Bloom was possibly one of the greatest front men I'd ever seen. Not only did he look the part but his sense of stage craft and charisma was undeniably dazzling.
"Drummer Niklas Sigevall slammed into his kit like a mutant combination of John Bonham and Charlie Watts. Bassist Andy Christell cut a cool lean figure laying down a foundation that fused hard rock with the more melodic elements of funk – think 'Miss You' period Stones.
"Guitar wise, Conny Bloom off-loaded a constant barrage of wild Hendrix inspired leads whilst rhythm devil Franco Santunione cut not only another visual foil but also provided the oil and grease to make the engine work. It was like an explosion in a paint factory with appropriate musical accompaniment. I came home in a trance. Twenty years later and they are back. Timing, they say, is everything; this time the world might just have caught up with them. Let's hope so."
-Derek Oliver, Classic Rock
October; 6 Liverpool/O2 Academy, 7 Grimsby/Yardbirds, 8 Nottingham/Rock City, 9 Glasgow/O2 Academy, 11 Sheffield/O2 Academy, 12 Islington/O2 Academy