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March 3, 2004


Now And Then is delighted to be able to announce the signing of Swedish symphonic metal band Seasons of Storms. The band was formed in spring 1999 by main songwriter/lead guitarist Johan Lindgren and rhythm guitarist Andreas Stenlund. Over the next 4 years the duo recorded three demos and went through several line-up changes before they finally settled on the right people.

In late spring 2003 they entered the studio once more to record their fourth demo, entitled “Face of The Evernight”. The new songs had heavy symphonic influences but without losing the speed or the traditional power metal feeling. By this time Seasons Of Storms had hooked up with a truly great metal singer, Simon Akesson who did an awesome job and joined the band. The songs were placed on and in just a few weeks they had been downloaded thousands of times.The demo received a great response from the bands existing fans and excellent reviews on internet fanzines. After the “Face of the Evernight” demo was released the hunt for a full-time drummer began, culminating in Tobias Lundgren, a great prog-metal drummer joining the band.

The “Face of the Evernight” demo caught the attention of Now and Then Records and a worldwide multi album deal was soon signed.

The band is currently writing and demoing new material with a view to recording their debut album and having it released before the end of 2004.

A band website is also being put together at present and mp3 samples will be available on it within the next few weeks.


Now And Then’s first power metal signing continues to pick up excellent reviews for their soon to be released “NeverWorld” opus. Check out the reviews section of the Now And Then website for further proof of this bands quality. Comparisons are being made with the power metal of Stratovarius and Freedom Call mixed with big melodic rock influences from TNT and Van Halen combined to create something different and special.

The band also has superb new “NeverWorld” shirts available to purchase from their website at

Power Quest plays the following co-headline dates with Intense. Special guests Mercury Rain

June 25th – Rio’s – Bradford
June 27th – Camden Underworld – London
June 28th – Joiners – Southampton (4 bands….one tbc)

Also, they play the following show:
June 26th – One Big Day 2004 – Pontypool (Talywain RUFC) Stroy, Gutterstorm, Flip Finger + 2 tbc

Finally, as special guests of Threshold they play:
September 2nd – Camden Underworld – London (with Balance of Power)
September 4th – Classic Rock Society – Rotherham


The Spanish AOR heroes play the following shows:

Saturday March 6th, there will be a party for the first anniversary of the website British band Pride will play and there will be also some mini-acoustic shows by Danny Vaughn, Badway and Patricia and Fran.

Sunday March 7th, 18:30 h.
NEMELROCK 3: Firehouse, Vaughn, Nexx and Hardreams. The venue will be Caracol, Madrid. Tickets are being sold very quickly so if you want to go, buy your ticket now! more info

Saturday April 24th: NEXX + HOUSE OF SHAKIRA + HEYSER. 21:30 h.
Azquena venue, Bilbao. 10 euros (12 at the door of the venue). Nexx are very glad to share the stage with their friends from Sweden, House of Shakira, a band that they have met during several festivals.

Thanks to David from Hard2Love, Nexx have uploaded a video taken from the show they did in Madrid in October. The song is “After the storm”, that is played in a very special way. The video will be only for limited time at in the Misc section.


Just a reminder that the excellent Firehouse, Vaughn and Pride play the following shows in the UK over the coming couple of weeks:
Friday 5th March – Rock City, Nottingham (Firehouse + Vaughn)
Tuesday March 9th – Corporation, Sheffield (Firehouse + Vaughn + Pride + Deadline)
Wednesday March 10th – The Limelight, Belfast, N.Ireland (Firehouse + Vaughn + Pride)
Thursday March 11th – Renfrew Ferry, Glasgow, Scotland (Firehouse + Vaughn + Pride + Deadline)
Saturday March 13th – The Underworld, London (Firehouse + Vaughn + Pride) SOLD OUT
Sunday March 14th – Jb’s, Dudley (Firehouse + Vaughn + Pride)

Please support the live scene in the UK and attend at least one of these shows!

Courtesy of Now And Then