Alehorn of Power VII
High Spirits, Bible Of The Devil, Harbinger, Ancient Dreams
2109 South State St
Chicago, IL, 60616
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Manilla Road is a Heavy/Power Metal band from Wichita, Kansas, USA, founded in 1977 by lead guitarist Mark Shelton.
HIGH SPIRITS began in Chicago in early 2009 with a series of fun songwriting sessions and demo recordings. Soon, there were 10 songs recorded, enough for an album. It was released as a plain white-label LP at the first HIGH SPIRITS live show, which was in August of 2009. Only a handful copies sold that night, but the rest sold quickly through the mail to fans all over the world.
The demos compilation album was soon released on digipack CD by Cruz del Sur Music and on gatefold vinyl by High Roller Records. During 2010 the band did a lot of shows around the Midwest USA and self-released a 7” single titled “Let’s Rock”. Interest was building for a proper full-length album, and studio sessions began in early 2011. Because the demos collection had been so successful, it was decided that all new songs would go on the album. In May, recordings took a break for the band to do a two-week tour in the USA.
Titled ‘Another Night’, High Roller Records released the album on CD and LP in August of 2011, and the response was sensational. The audiences loved it, and the response from the press was fantastic, with the band named top newcomer of 2011 by Rock Hard Magazine.
By 2012, demand was “high” in Europe to see the band live. Keep It True Festival soon was in touch to offer a spot on their 2013 bill, and the band happily accepted. But the Rock Hard crew just could not wait that long, so they asked the band to play the Rock Hard Festival in May of 2012. On the same trip, HIGH SPIRITS also played two club gigs in Germany and also Muskelrock festival in Sweden. In 2013 the band returned to Europe, performing in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, and Belgium before the long-awaited finale at Keep It True. It was all a lot of fun and a big success!
At the end of 2013, HIGH SPIRITS began working on the follow-up album ‘You Are Here’, with studio sessions wrapping up in early 2014. The album will be released on CD and LP in Europe by High Roller Records (April 25th) and in North America by by Hells Headbangers (May 13th). The band’s popular namesake song will also be released as a limited-edition 7” single by both labels, each with a different exclusive B-side.
To celebrate the album release, HIGH SPIRITS will hit the road in the USA and Canada in April. With other exclusive live appearances planned for 2014 and a European return already announced for early 2015, the coming months are sure to be full of excitement for HIGH SPIRITS and their fans!
Bible Of The Devil
Hailing from Chicago, IL, Bible of the Devil is a four-piece rock n' roll metal assault squad specializing in anthemic, hell-raising anthems evoking images of human dementia, conquest, urban debauchery, and violence. With stylistic nods to heavy riff innovators of the 70s and 80s, yet with a modern twist, Bible of the Devil intend their moniker as a euphemism for rock n' roll itself, a lofty declaration of their electric mission. Having toured extensively throughout the United States and mainland Europe in the years of the new millennium, the band has several releases to their credit including: FIREWATER AT MY COMMAND (2002, Genuflect Records), TIGHT EMPIRE (2003, Raw Deth Records / 2004, Dead Teenager Records) and a split 7" with fellow Chicagoans THE LAST VEGAS (2004, Scarey Records). In 2005, Bible of the Devil unleashed the opus BRUTALITY, MAJESTY, ETERNITY (2005 Scarey Records), and expanded their touring endeavors and label interest to Europe. The Windy City metallions followed in 2006 with another split 7", this time with THE LORD WEIRD SLOUGH FEG (2006, Threat Records), and released their fourth full-length offering entitled: THE DIABOLIC PROCESSION (2006 Cruz Del Sur Music). Bible of the Devil's first release for Rome, Italy, based Cruz Del Sur Music, THE DIABOLIC PROCESSION addresses the fable of the Children's Crusades as a metaphor for our troubled times, while weaving the chronology of the story into the framework of their most heavy, unsettling, and epic songwriting to date. Deploying a twin-guitar onslaught emphasizing melodic, harmonized leads and pummeling riff attacks, the propulsive rhythms and infectious vocal stylings of Bible of the Devil formulate a veritable rock n' roll metal juggernaut.
Traditional Heavy Metal from Chicago,
Manilla Road, Angel Witch, Diamond Head, Maiden, Priest, Sabbath, Helloween, Candlemass, Gamma Ray, Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, Uriah Heep