Next up we’ve THEIA, Black Tree Vultures and Hell’s Gazelles on Sat 23rd Feb
Doors open 7pm, First band on 7.30pm, Ends 11pm
Advance Tickets £10 from www.fatsoma.com or £12 OTD
Another stellar line-up for the faithful
THEIA and Black Tree Vultures make their Rock Den debut alongside a Den favourite in Hell’s Gazelles.
Pronunciation of THEIA [EN]
“From the first listen of their debut EP I was hooked. Seeing them live is an experience- too young to be this good- but get used to it because they are outstanding! Cannot wait for the album…” Ebony B- DJ & Promoter
“Nothing like starting ‘em young, these guys are not old enough to drink, drive or vote. What they can do however is rock as hard as any established band on the live circuit today. This first EP is a real find, well produced and giving you a sample of what’s to come from these three testosterone-fuelled teens. There are no ballads either, which is a good thing, as you can’t write erection section smooches about love and sliding it in until you’ve seen your first set of bare breasts up close and personal. I’m sure these guys will be seeing their fair share in the coming years as rock stardom awaits. ‘Video Memories’ has a deep fat bass line with vocalist/guitarist Kyle Lamley performing both duties with excellent results. Three tracks of hard rock dripped in the past but looking to the future, an excellent start. It’s good to see such young talent blossoming and playing such mature music for shoulders so young. Impressive stuff from the Burton youngsters. Tosh Davies- The Midlands Rocks
“I listened to the stuff I was sent by THEIA and thought- there has to be some sort of mixing going on here, something else going on, they can’t do this live at their age… so I went and saw them live. Holy s*** man, they are as good live, they’re amazing! You’re going to love them.” David Tonge- Noize Level Critical.
“The trio, from Burton-on-Trent, brought in elements of country, rhythm and blues, hard-rock and Southern boogie, but the result was an authentic, cohesive set, rather than a band trying lots of different styles to see what sticks. Kyle Lamley on vocals/guitar is a phenomenal frontman – bucket loads of charisma, he encouraged a full-on crowd reaction (particularly with last track “Whoop-dee-fucking-Doo”), but that’s not to take away from his voice – classic blues rock vocals which seemed incongruous coming from someone so Anglo-Saxon! THEIA’s music is most definitely conducive to a party atmosphere!” Emma, Get Your Rock Out
“From a band I knew, and wanted to see, to a band I didn’t know but good God, i’m glad I did! THEIA are three young lads from Burton on a mission. Despite the youth of the band; and I mean the age of the band as well as its members, they played an absolutely blinding set of really strong Hard Rock songs. Hooks, Riffs and catchy choruses abound, all delivered with a self-assuredness and confidence, but never slipping into cockiness. These guys are a real find. They’ve hit the festival circuit now. Surely, a decent tour support slot beckons?” Rob Nankivell, Devils Gate Media
BLACK TREE VULTURES
Formed in early 2017 by Jonno Smyth (Drums) and Aaron ‘Ham’ Hammersley (Guitar), Black Tree Vultures set out to combine their classic metal influences with a modern edge, to play to an audience ranging from seasoned metal veterans to new rock lovers. After recruiting Celyn Beynon (Vocals) to front the band, writing and recording began on their debut EP “Sanity Isn’t Perfect”. This was released on BTV records via plastic head media in February 2018. The band crafted a strong live set and immediately took to the road, playing towns such as Oxford, Birmingham, Southampton & Colchester. Receiving great receptions wherever they went the band landed their first main support slot for Snakecharmer a few weeks before their debut E.P was released. Continuing to play live around the UK, Black Tree Vultures have supported the likes of Diablo Blvd, Bigfoot, Devilskin and Ryders Creed. The band soon found themselves in Europe to play live in Holland, Germany and Belgium. This included a Headline spot at the Dutch festival “Wolluk-Stock”.
Thanks to the support of the BTV fans, the band were voted to play at a Hard Rock Hell battle of the bands in August 2018 turning heads and securing more gigs for the future. Here they met ‘Ched’ Cheeseman who, after standing in on Bass, later went on to become a full time member completing the current line-up. Heading into the studio in late 2018, the band put down a 3 track live E.P which is the bands strongest sound to date. The band are touring as often as possible and delivering one hell of a live show everywhere they go. “We adore playing live, its where we get most of our energy and inspiration…. We dare anyone who attends one of our shows to not have a good time. We are all united by our love and passion of music and nothing makes us happier than seeing a room full of people rockin’ out with us!”
With their big riffs, soaring vocals, and frenetic live performances, Hard rockers Hell’s Gazelles have been tearing up the rock scene of late with a killer live show and an impressive catalogue.
With slots at festivals such as such as Bloodstock, Amplified, the HRH Roadtrip and Giants of Rock under their belt, Hell’s Gazelles are fast becoming one of the UK’s premier up-and-coming live rock acts.
The band’s recent EP ‘Take your Medicine’ received overwhelmingly positive reviews across the board. Kerrang said: ‘Killer riffing and soaring, swaggering vocals…Hell’s Gazelles mean serious business… Take your Medicine is a pill you’re going to want to swallow…’.
Hell’s Gazelles do their utmost to get an audience riled, so expect a blood pumping, headbanging Rock n’ Roll show you’ll never forget.