Bloody News Online Fest – Spring Madness
Friday, 26 March 2021 at 17:00 UTC
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Team Bloody News / GlobMetal Promotions in collaboration with Patriot Label, Atrius Concert Agency, Varg Media Group and Cultartes invites you to be part of Bloody News Online Fest!
After the success of the first edition (August 2020) we are now more than happy to announce Spring Madness, the second edition!
Bands from various countries will storm our virtual stage, so come and join this entchanting journey!
The crazy event will take place at the end of March 2021 on Bloody News’ website (www.bloodynews.ro).
This is the final line-up for Bloody News Online Fest – Spring Madness 2021!
Bloody News Online Fest – Spring Madness
More About The Bands
No one knows exactly when Running Bot was formed beside that they came from Novosibirsk, Russia.
The guys themselves tell that they run away from a top secret biohacking laboratory. The band members are RM1X v 1.3 (vocal) JSI v2.1 (guitar) AL5RF (bass guitar), IK3 beta (keyboards) and G2BB (drums).
Recently, Running Bot released their debut single “Pandora”!
Arhat is a Groove Metal project from Kyiv.
The band emerged in 2017, in Kyiv. It consists of experienced musicians. In a short period of time, the band composed several songs which were included in its first set list. Lyrics of the band balance between cruel modern reality and oriental mythology. The songs have catchy melodies and true groove. The musicans released their first demo, named “Mantra”, in January, 2018. To promote the release, the band performed in Kyiv and some other Ukrainian cities. On June 17th, 2018, Arhat released the internet single, named “Stately Ruins”. The track has the band’s aggressive sound with oriental elements in the lead guitar line.
In summer 2018, the band performed at anniversary Black Sea Metal Festival.
In autumn 2018, Arhat held gigs in West and South of Ukraine.
In summer 2019, the band performed at United Metal Festival in Belarus.
The band released their debut album “Dead Life” in December 2020.
Alex Sitkoff – vocals
Pavel Chepeliev – guitar
Anton Skrebov – guitar
Anton Inov – bass
Dmytro “La De Vill” Sychov – drums
Combat crew formed in January 2019 by four unidentified arrived from the future on the “Termination Central” space cruiser with the mission to preach new cosmic faith to humanity.
The priests erupt blustering Industrial Death Metal masses and ready to destroy the stages and fight for the human brains in the name of the future gods.
Angello – guitar / vox
Shulz – bass guitar
Alex – drums
is a DIY band from Bucharest, Romania, formed in 2019, playing a mix of Hardcore Punk with Melodic Black Metal and Sludge influences.
They sing about the downfall of the modern world, with bleak perspective on its future. They tackle subjects such as racism, corruption, destruction of the environment, police brutality or general apathy of people to everything wrong in the world today.
Members have played or play in bands like Mediocracy, Breathelast, Ropeburn, Church of Cthulhu etc.
In September 2020 they released their first album entitled “Aimless Generation”, available on all streaming platforms.
It will also have a physical release by Overdue Records (Romania) on vinyl and on tape by Nosebleed Records (Belgium).
It was recorded at Studio 148 and produced by Marius Costache.
The band also released 2 videos for the songs “Cop Hunt” and “Death by Carbon”, both produced by the band themselves.
Anger Dose are:
Viez – vocals
Vali – guitar
Ciprian – bass
Misu – drums
Steel Velvet is a Hard Rock band that was formed at the end of 2008 in Strzyżów (Podkarpackie Province). The group’s music is a fantastic symbiosis of the sound of the late ’70s and’ 80s. The musicians draw inspiration from classics such as Whitesnake, Van Halen, Bon Jovi, DIO and Rainbow.
Since the beginning of their activity, the group has played a lot of concerts all over Poland, performing alongside such celebrities as Blaze Bayley, Paul Dianno (ex-Iron Maiden), TSA , Oddział Closed, Budka Suflera, or Turbo.
In his phonographic output he has “Demo 2009”, debut album “LuZ” from 2011, single “Leaving me”, album “Chwila” after which the band was hailed by journalists. The new hope of Polish Hard Rock, the album itself reached very high places in the lists of the best albums of 2014.
Another release of Steel Velvet is the live album “Live”, which was recorded during a performance in the concert studio Tadeusz Nalepa in the Polish Radio Rzeszów.
Dominik Cynar – guitar
Pawel Soja – vocal / bass
Robert Ziobro – drums
Mariusz Belcer – guitar
Mateusz Krupinski – keyboards
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
The Boy Who Cried Wolf started their activity as two local bands from Bucharest, Romania, collided (Chester & Breathelast), and Bogdan (Chester) and Mihai (Breathelast) reached out to Alex
(PZFI, Backstage Hero) to give it a sincere go at writing some tunes that would better react to their primal needs to play some wild, fast paced music, inspired by Old School Metal combined w/ Hardcore / Punk vibes. Other sounds may occur.
The debut album was recorded @ Studio148 (Bucharest) and it was released independently in 2013, with the name “Bad Time Stories” (8 tracks).
During the next 7 years, the band played a few gigs, opened up live shows for established local bands or for some cool names from abroad (Cancer Bats, Shai Hulud, Comeback Kid etc) and managed to gather all their ideas in order to prepare their second full length album.
“Bellicose” (14 tracks) was thus recorded @ Studio148 in all this time, being officially digitally released in December 2020.
TbWcW are now preparing a promo campaign in order to spread the news of the new material and they have started also
looking into independently making a physical disc for the new album, “Bellicose”. More news on the way.
The band’s formula changed 2 bass players in all this time, and the established team consists only of three members:
Bogdan “Bacovia” Purghel – guitar / bass / vocals
Alexandru “SuperEroul” – drums
Mihai “Clor” Andrei – vocals
Formed in 2017, it feels like the name of this band is probably good advice these days.
Influenced mostly by the hate, poverty, spite, corruption, and indifference of society, Avoid Humanity is made up of 5 introverts who want to scream/sing about everything that’s wrong.
Oh, but they’re not trying to change it, they’re only trying to rub it in your face…which they do with a blood covered flourish!
Andrei – vocals
Radu – bass
Scuby (family leave) – guitars
Tomi – guitars
Imagine a prime time talent show on a major national tv channel. Pop starlet after pop starlet are giving their best to lull the audience with their favourite tearjerker.
And then there is this innocent girly voice, performing Taylor Swifts „Look what you made me do“. Both audience and jury feel safe and sound. Until the song reaches the first chorus.
What happened then shocked and electrified the studio audience and a whole country in front of their TVs. With her brutal and angst-inducing Death Metal growls she seems to be ripping apart
the original US Pop star and spitting her left-overs all over the studio interior. Shock and joy, Curiosity and fear melt into ecstatic cheering and a hurricane of applause.
That girl’s name is Victoria Stoichkova and her performance quickly reached more than 3.5 million views on YouTube with a bursting comment section full of enthusiasm and cheering.
This was the starting point of a career for sure.
After joining forces with producer, songwriter and friend Nikifor „Bambi“ Nikiforov they lock themselves in his studio.
Reinforced by fellow underground musicians Tina Zhelyazova (gtr), Reni Angelova (gtr) and Sonya Radeva (bs) they work day and night and create what eventually becomes GWENDYDD.
Named after and inspired by the both mystical and historical medieval figure, they are now the first female dominated metal band in Bulgaria.
Only months later Vicky and her partner and partnerettes in crime release their first full length album „Human Nature“.
A genuine and brutal soundtrack to the disparity of reality, hopes and dreams. Not coming from a gated community in Hollywood, but directly from the streets of Sofia, capitol of the poorest country in the European Union.
Driven by a modern production, this hybrid of wrecking guitar riffs and adrenalizing drums builds up to an Extreme-Metal avalanche.
The perfect carrier for that brute death metal voice, which cuts deep into the flesh of modern society – not only with words, but with a message.
The album contains 10 songs, which can be found on most of the digital streaming platforms including Apple Music, Spotify and Deezer.
Created in Sofia / Bulgaria in 2018 GWENDYDD are amongst the fastest developing bands in the scene. And even though the 2020 pandemic has hit them hard and destroyed all existing tour
plans, they won’t ever give up.
GWENDYDD is currently working on new material for their second album, while preparing to set the post pandemic concert world on fire again.
Vicky Stoichkova – vocals
Bambi Nikiforov – drums / programmings
Tina Zhelyazova – guitar
Reni Angelova – guitar
Sonya Radeva – bass
Horror Dance Squad
Horror Dance Squad has been blasting stages throughout the Baltics since 2014, unapologetically blending Metalcore and Punk with vibrant electronics and delivering it to their audiences with unforgettable ferocity.
Their 2019 release, “Isn’t It Obvious”, introduced their fans to a new era of Horror Dance Squad, a band inspired to expand their horizons and explore new territory.
And the momentum only continues to grow with the release of their singles “Party All Life Till Our Souls Go Home”, “Happy Face”, “Cancer”, “Callous Cage” and their debut album “No Flag Will Fly Forever” that was released in September 2020.
Hailing from Tallinn, Estonia, Horror Dance Squad has had the enormous pleasure of sharing the stage with bands international heavy hitters such as Siamese, Comeback Kid, Dead By April, Adept, Eskimo Callboy, We Butter The Bread With Butter, Deez Nuts, August Burns Red and One Morning Left.
They also represented Estonia at the 2016 Wacken Open Air Metal Battle.
In the short time since their inception, Devine Defilement has been hard at work to carve a path through the Icelandic underground and proven themselves to be a force to be reckoned with!
Their blend of various Death Metal sub-genres makes for a ferocious mix of grooves, slams, blast beats, and even some moments of melodic dissonance. Their live show is energetic and gets heads banging and pits raging!
2019 was a busy year for Devine Defilement. Their debut album “Obliviora” (Bleeding Music Records) was released to positive reviews, and the band toured Europe in support of Brutal Death legends Lividity.
2020 saw the release of the “Primitive Gospel” (self released) with some plans to tour and appear on festivals around Europe and Iceland but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all plans were put on hold.
Devine Defilement bunkered down and began writing more new material. Their latest single “Pus Covered” (self Released) was met with a lot of praise and the band is aiming for more singles in 2021.
With all performances on hold, Devine Defilement have gathered a handful of songs to be released separately to keep a steady stream of new material. New filth is around the horizon get ready for the Icelandic Slam Crew.
Stefán Friðriksson – drums
Árni Hoffritz – guitars
Snorri Björnss – guitars
Arek Alenjikov – bass
Ingólfur Ólafsson – vocals
With more than half a million views, the YouTube channel of Beyond Frequencies has been on fire since the release of the first songs in spring 2020 – without any label power in the background an impressive debut for a brand-new act.
It’s the fresh sound that is fascinating. Pop? Metal? Electro? In numerous comments, fans puzzle over the genre of the Swiss-based band. But who cares about the labels anyways? Everyone agrees: the songs really get under your skin.
The blog “Female Metal Worldwide” recommends Beyond Frequencies for fans of Stone Sour, Within Temptation and Evanescence. Some fans even compare Beyond Frequencies to greats like Nirvana and call it Metal 2.0 and Grunge of 2020, which underlines that the sound of Beyond Frequencies is anything but stuck in the 90s.
Also, the Legacy magazine confirms in its current issue #128 that they have rarely portrayed such a fresh band such as Beyond Frequencies.
The discussion about the music genre is not surprising to the band, because Beyond Frequencies follow a vision to create their very own style as a hybrid of Metal and Pop, which they call “Heavy Pop”.
As long as the music really gets under your skin, who cares about labels anyways? Strong vocals and catchy melodies with pop appeal give Beyond Frequencies their unmistakable cut and make the heavy sound accessible to a wide audience.
With their unique style, the Zurich-based formation apparently not only appeals to music fans from Switzerland and Germany, the numerous comments from all over the world show that the band draws international attention.
Beyond Frequencies hit the mark of those music lovers whose playlists contain not only metal but also songs from other genres, because they enjoy the variety and fusion of different music styles.
Beyond Frequencies are:
Mel Schweickardt – vocals
Juan Jeanpierre – guitar
Dave Meier – bass
Stefan Frech – drums
One big family that will gather Friday, March 26, 2021, 18:00 CET on www.bloodynews.ro. Join The Madness!
An event powered by the team Bloody News Metal Webzine / GlobMetal Promotions in collaboration with Patriot Label, Atrius Concert Agency, VARG MEDIA GROUP, and Cultartes!