A uniquely explosive British melodic heavy metal band. Absolva is fronted by Chris Appleton, a guitarist carrying the spirit and feel of blues-era Gary Moore into the metal arena, throwing the thrills and tricks suggestive of a new Joe Satriani, whilst projecting his melodic vocals and personality as a true master frontman in the rock genre. Accompanied by brother Luke Appleton (also known as bassist with US metalheads Iced Earth), who is an imposing and powerful rhythm guitar player, going on to complement his older brother with some electrifying lead playing and backing vocals. This results in the delightful impact of twin harmony guitars reminiscent of Thin Lizzy at their best. On drums it’s as if John Bonham decided to project his spirit into the consciousness of Bill Ward, a true heavy rock drummer in the metal genre. Martin Mcnee, often called ‘The Machine’, is the embodiment of the archetypal powerhouse rock/metal drummer, skilfully combining the technical gift with groove and feel. Completing the bedrock rhythm section is the granite-like toughness of Karl Schramm’s bass playing, very much his own man, but with an undeniable nod to his biggest influence – Steve Harris, the bass playing legend of British metal heroes Iron Maiden. To accompany the outstanding musicianship and performances, Absolva has an enviable catalogue with four studio albums and one live, containing riffs, melodies, fretboard theatrics, with the most treasured gift of truly memorable songs.

Muziek Café de Meister

do 23 apr 2020 19:00 - 22:00 Ticket

This is a description of the music Powerstroke (B / NL) got on their latest album "Omissa", being released worldwide by German label Bret Hard Records / Rough Trade Distribution in the first quarter of 2018. On the song "Can’t Change the Time" the Antwerp rap star Slongs Dievanongs plays a leading role. The first reviews are outstanding. Rock Tribune (B) rated "Omissa" 90/100 and called it a perfect mix of hardcore, thrash metal, punk rock and death metal and "just the ultimate in metal". Aardschok (NL) 85/100: "An album on which Powerstroke managed to capture the acclaimed energy of their live performances in the studio" and "Metal and hardcore fiery played in catchy songs". Powerstroke calls it catchy, powerful and groovy. "Omissa" was mixed by Joe Cincotta (Obituary, Suffocation) and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat). The band has a solid live reputation, characterized by an intense, energetic show and a heavy, groovy sound. Powerstroke, founded in 2007 by Maarten Geeraerts, has played almost 300 shows, as main and support act for Ice T's Body Count, Pro-Pain, Death Angel, Agent Steel, Suicidal Tendencies, Crowbar, Six Feet Under and at festivals such as Wacken, Graspop, Alcatraz and Antwerp Metal Fest. Powerstroke: Bavo Coene: vocals Maarten Geeraerts: lead guitar Chris van Geel: rhythm guitar Jochen Reyskens: bass guitar Niels Matthijs: drums Albums: Omissa (2018) Done Deal (2016) In For A Penny, In For A Pound (2014) Awaken The Beast (2011) Once ... We Were Kings (2010)

Muziek Café de Meister

za 02 mei 2020 20:00 Ticket

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