On Saturday August 8th 2015 we're joining forces with Edguy, Gamma Ray, Sabaton, Doro and Within Temptation amongst many others at the massive Leyendas Del Rock festival in Alicante, Spain.
...you really cannot pick a better band with which to celebrate the festive season, as this is one act always guaranteed to put on a show of titanic (sic) proportions! And this evening definitely falls into the latter category, as the band are clearly revelling in the atmosphere, with soaring solos, dynamic drumming, booming bass, rampaging riffs and vibrant vocals swooping around the venue and drawing an equally huge response from the (largely) idolising audience.
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With our new album in the final throws of production and the inevitability of material from it dominating our 2015 shows, this will be the last time for ages that some of our more familiar songs will get an airing live, so get along to this for what will be a brilliant Christmas blow-out with great friends and the perfect festive atmosphere!! Thursday, 18 December. BRING IT!!
Name dropping for a great reason... Ian Hill, Kip Winger, Rudy Sarzo,Phil Soussan, Mat Sinner, Eddie Jackson, Rex Brown These among many other illustrious bass players have the backing of the Spector Bass Company, and it's with great pride that we can add Stormzone's very own Graham McNulty to this list of those official Spector artists. Very well done!
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Stormzone confirmed for XIV Skulls of Metal festival in Las Escuelas, Andalucia, Spain in July 2015. This is great news - we played there a few years back and an amazing time was had by all. The hospitality was so good, a lot of it is a bit of a blur! \m/><\m/
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Polish metal mag Pure Metal has a feature on Stormzone including an interview with Steve - check it out if you can. We'll get some excerpts uploaded here soon.
Time for (another) encounter with Northern Ireland’s Stormzone now. Theu seem to be pretty much omnipresent at mainland UK festivals these days and that’s a bloody good thing in our opinion. The “modern take on traditional metal” genre is getting a little bit crowded now, but for our money there aren’t many who do it quite as well as Stormzone.
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Back to the tents again after a further peruse of the record tents then Paul and I set off with devious plan to catch Obituary. However, as we walked past the Sophie tent a beautiful sound of a Dickinson-eque voice caressed our ears and drew us in where we were presented with Stormzone. After much deliberation and refusal to believe what we were hearing, we were astounded to find that British power metal actually lives! Old school power metal at its best is what this band produce. High-octane vocals with quick paced ascending descending riffs and plenty of cheesy lyrics to go around. All the band moved around the stage with vigour and purpose as they were clearly in their element as the shovelled this beautiful music down our ears. Air guitars we at the ready and as Matt snuck in beside us we threw away our cares and lost ourselves in this music. Apparently supporting Saxon at the end of the year, I CANNOT wait to catch these guys again
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There are always certain bands that you look forward to seeing more than others at these festivals, and having witnessed outstanding sets from them at Hard Rock Hell and Sonisphere I certainly couldn’t wait to see what Stormzone would bring to Bloodstock. Their immensely atmospheric style blew us away from the start, and like they’ve done so many times over the last year the Northern Irish outfit crafted a captivating and stunning performance that can only be described as mesmeric. Much of this was down to the spectacular vocal prowess of John ‘Harv’ Harbinson, and the exceptional guitar work of Steve Moore and David Shields. The anthemic gold of ‘The Pass Loning’ and ‘Where We Belong’ were of course major highlights, as was a stunning rendition of ‘Death Dealer’ and ‘The Legend Carries On’. It was admittedly unfortunate that they clashed with a popular band on the main stage just like they did at Sonisphere, but once again those who opted to check Stormzone out got something they will never forget.
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Belfast’s Stormzone are proper heavy metal. They hark back to a more innocent time of big riffs, big choruses and bigger hair and tales of being out on the highway and all that stuff. Lots of riffs, massive sings to get your teeth stuck into and the most effortlessly entertaining forty minutes of the weekend. It would be really easy to be cynical about Stormzone it would also be wrong. They make music that is life-affirming and music that puts a huge smile on your face. You cannot ask for any more than that.
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