Mario’s Metal Mania Presents: WARRIOR SOUL (USA), BULLETRAIN (Sweden) & THE ROADKILL (Norway)
WARRIOR SOUL (USA)
Warrior Soul is an American hard rock band formed and mostly known by by lead singer Kory Clarke. They were signed to Geffen Records from 1989 to 1994.
The band hit the scene in New York City in 1987. Coming of age during the presidency of the first George Bush, many of its songs were politically based, from the prescient “In Conclusion” to the call to arms, “Children of the Winter.”
The term “Acid Punk” was coined by Clarke to explain the hard driving trippy sound that was Warrior Soul, particularly the Space Age Playboys album. The style once again predicted what was going to break on the American and International rock music scene with the success of Green Day and The Offspring. The critical acclaim that accompanied the band translated to record sales in Europe but there was not enough push or touring to break in the USA. Despite recognition by peers, including Lars Ulrich from Metallica, who had been quoted as saying Space Age Playboys was his favorite album, Warrior Soul disbanded in 1995.
Following the re-release of the band’s first five albums on in 2006, Clarke reformed Warrior Soul for a UK tour in March 2007, using long time musician friends from England and Sweden. Work has begun on a new Warrior Soul album and a live album taken from the band’s October UK tour. (This was released in mid 2007). In 2008, the band played the second incarnation of Hard Rock Hell, in North Wales, with the large room over capacity when the band play, rendering the opposing Hawkwind show on the next stage virtually unattended. Kerrang! magazine reviewed the show as KKKKK (5 Ks). The band is again on tour and will hit the Little Devil stage for the first time; so be there to witness this!!!! You wont regret it!
Bulletrain was founded back in 2006 by guitarist Mattias Persson and drummer Jonas Tillheden in the suburbs of Helsingborg, Sweden. Led by their dreams they found like-minded people with singer Robert Lindell, bassist Tim Svalö and guitarist Adam Börvall who later was replaced by the guitarist Robin Bengtsson. Bulletrain released their first EP “Johnny Gonebad” on their own in 2007.
Dedicated to achieve their dreams Bulletrain entered the studio again to record their second EP. “Turn It Up!” was the result and the album was released in the early autumn of 2009. “Turn It Up!” gave the group plenty of speed and gigs followed one another. Several years out of hard work finally started to pay off. Just when the band was about to sign a record contract and have had a dream to come true, singer Robet Lindell chose to leave the band. There and then they tumbled at the finish line. The record deal was lost and the album recording never happened. Bulletrain began to work with their debut album which they decided to produce themselves. Meanwhile they recorded they were looking for a singer and finally found him in the Växjö native Sebastian Sundberg. For fans of Guns N Roses, Skid Row, Crazy Lixx, Firehouse, Bon Jovi, Hardcore Superstar, Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Steel Panther and so many more!
THE ROADKILL (N)
According the bands bio; The perfect cocktail blending essentials of 80′s shred, 90′s rock and timeless industrial metal. Lyrically and musically the band is genuine, original, provocative and emotionally moving. Just check them out!