WildFest to take place in Belgium on April 21, 2018 featuring Eclipse, Confess, Bulletrain and more
The third edition of WildFest organized by Jan De Greve will be taking place at JC De Spiraal in Geraardsbergen, Belgium on April 21, 2018. WildFest‘s 2018 edition will be headlined by none other than Eclipse and also features Confess, Bulletrain, Wildheart, Bloody Heels, Emperors Of Decay and one more band to replace The New Roses.
Tickets for WildFest‘s 2018 edition can be bought via the festival’s website.
Sweden’s Eclipse are no stranger to Sleaze Roxx as the band’s third studio Are You Ready To Rock charted at #5 on Sleaze Roxx’s Top Ten Albums of 2018, while its latest studio album Monumentum landed at #7 on the Sleaze Roxx’s Top Ten Albums of 2017.
Sleaze Roxx had the chance to see Eclipse play live at the Rock N Skull festival’s 2016 edition in Joliet, Illinois, USA back on October 29, 2016 and ended up ranking the band’s set at #1 among 31 different performances. Sleaze Roxx stated as follows in its concert review: “Obviously, I was not the only one looking forward to Eclipse‘s set because The Tree Of Joliet venue looked packed waiting for Eclipse to go on. It felt like the night’s headliner was about to hit the stage as you could hear snippets of songs from various classic bands such as Whitesnake, KISS (“Crazy Nights”) and Judas Priest (“Freewheel Burning”) before the band made as grand of an entrance as anyone else up to that point. Eclipse simply proceeded to put on the best performance for Day Two — hands down. Hitting the stage with Armageddonize‘s catchy opening track “I Don’t Wanna Say I’m Sorry,” Eclipse simply commanded presence and it quickly became clear that they would be a very very hard act to follow.”
Eclipse‘s “The Downfall Of Eden” lyric video:
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Sweden’s Confess have had to deal with some unexpected obstacles in the last year as the record label that released their second more polished studio album Haunters apparently went belly up leaving the band high and dry. Confess‘ debut album Jail made a strong impression on Sleaze Roxx readers as it finished an impressive #13 on the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2014.
Confess‘ follow up to Jail was the more polished Haunters of which Sleaze Roxx stated in its review: “As I made it through each song, I found myself missing that rawness, that power, and that energy that I was hoping would appear on this follow-up. I just didn’t find it anywhere I looked on this album. The album is polished and well produced — overly in my opinion — and probably to a fault in this case. I see this on many sophomore releases and unfortunately, this release is no different. The production is way too clean, way too polished; over produced even, in my opinion. That rawness and power that had me from the first song on Jail, just wasn’t repeated on this release.
So this morning, I went through the album again. I was thinking maybe my expectations were too high and that it would grow on me. That didn’t happen. Now that doesn’t mean that there are no good songs on this disc, there are, quite a few actually. But even with that said, there’s no one stand out anthem. There’s not one stand out song that just blows me away anywhere like on Jail where there were multiple.”
Confess‘ “Strange Kind Of Affection” song:
Strange kind of affection from upcoming album “Haunters” out march 3 on SG records & Diabolic might records 666. For more info visit http://www.facebook.com/confessofsweden CD pre orders: http://www.yourcd.it/confess-haunters.html?___store=en&___from_store=it Vinyl pre orders: http://www.diabolicmightrecords.com/epages/79860498.sf/en_GB/?ViewObjectPath=%2FShops%2F79860498%2FProducts%2F845 Tracklist: 1. Irony 2. Strange kind of affection 3. Stand our ground 4. We are the rats 5.
Wildfest‘s 2018 edition will definitely have a Swedish flair to it as Bulletrain also emanate from Sweden. The group has been around for some time dating back to 2006.
Bulletrain‘s last studio album What You Fear The Most ended up at #10 on Sleaze Roxx’s Top Ten Albums of 2016. Sleaze Roxx stated in that regard: “This is another surprise entry for me in the Sleaze Roxx‘s Top Ten Albums of 2016. For whatever reasons, I had low expectations for Bulletrain‘s latest album What You Fear The Most but upon listening to it, I realized that here is yet another Swedish group delivering the goods in spades! What distinguishes What You Fear The Most from the other albums on this year end list is the diversity of the material on the album. You have the faster paced songs such as “Fight With Me” and “Feed The Fire” to a ballad such as the pretty “We Salute You.” Bulletrain singer Sebastian Sundberg has quite the range to his voice and might just be the next Rob Halford! Bulletrain have been around for more than ten years and obviously are getting better and better with time as What You Fear The Most is the group’s crowning achievement to date. It will be interesting to see how Bulletrain follow up What You Fear The Most and hopefully, we won’t have to wait too long in that regard.”
Bulletrain‘s “Fear” video:
Dim your lights and feel your Fear! From the new album “What you fear the most” (C) METAL HEAVEN. Music produced by RamPac Video directed by Robin Jansson. YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/BulletrainSWE FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/BULLETRAIN TWITTER: https://twitter.com/bulletrain INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/bulletrain WEBSITE: http://www.bulletrain.org
Two years ago, Belgium rockers WildHeart released their debut full-length album at the first inaugural edition of WildFest.
Admittedly, WildHeart have yet to receive that much coverage from Sleaze Roxx. The group’s “Biography” on its Facebook page states (with slight edits): “WildHeart is a Belgian hardrock/sleaze/glamband that could’ve come straight from 1984 to play their music today. Screaming guitar solos, catchy riffs, a lot of rock ’n roll and a high sing-a-long catchiness are key element to any 80s show and WildHeart makes no exception.
They found their inspiration among bands like Whitesnake, Ratt, Mötley Crüe, Dokken, Van Halen and many more who all aspire them to do what they do. Reliving the 80s feeling on stage and showing the people a good time with music is by far their one and only goal.
The band was formed somewhere around March 2014 and has a line-up combining a diversity of musicians originating from pretty renowned bands like IC/TC, Warckon and Rosevalley Rebels. The newest addition to the rock and roll scene is Farty, who has proven himself to be an excellent lead singer.
In the time, they’ve been active WildHeart has come known for their powerfull live performance and the fans are loving it.”
WildHeart‘s “Lovehunter” video:
Official music video for “Lovehunter” performed by Wildheart. Directed, shot and edited by Timo Vandiest https://goo.gl/qiqFHh Facebook: https://goo.gl/azFI0l Instagram: https://goo.gl/k7WKx3 Merchandise: https://goo.gl/MIYne8
Latvia glam rockers Bloody Heels released their debut full-length studio album Through Mystery back in May 2017.
Sleaze Roxx stated as follows in its review of Through Mystery: “Through Mystery sounds like early ’90s rock that glam morphed to. It wasn’t the ’80s but was still heavily ’80s influenced during a time where big riffs and strong melodies still ruled until grunge and the music industry wrecked it for us.
This album moves away from a complete bluesy element of hard rock and adds an influence of AOR with Vicky White‘s throaty David Coverdale-esque vocals but enough crunch that it could be played at a strip club — hence this review appearing on Sleaze Roxx. It’s also a bit of a departure from their sophomore EP effort Summer Nights as you can hear the maturation of the songwriting.”
Bloody Heels‘ “Cheep Little Liar” video:
Bloody Heels full length album “Through Mystery”.
Emperors Of Decay:
It’s uncommon but it happens. Sleaze Roxx has never covered Belgium’s Emperors Of Decay even though the group dates back all the way to 2010.
Emperors Of Decay‘s “Biography” on their Facebook page states: “Emperors of Decay formed in 2010, with a mission to set stages on fire with their brutal mixture of street punk and eighties hard rock and metal influences. This no-nonsense attitude led them to numerous dominant victories of rock contests and most of all: a place on one of the prestige stages of Dour festival.
Live performances have received critical acclaim and brought them to gigs with national and international acts such as Diablo Blvd, Drums are for Parades, Biohazard, Star*Rats, WASP and Vicious Rumors, ….
Emperors are now working on their first full album!”
Emperors Of Decay‘s “Buzz Ride” video:
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