VZ Family Round-Up August

Artist Blog Post

Here’s the latest round of updates from across the VZ Family network.

The VZ Family grows

To kick start the month, we’re pleased to announce that we have welcomed some brand new members into the Vocalzone Family, including the likes of rock legends Uriah Heep (Watch this video to see what Uriah Heep had to say about Vocalzone), Maori thrash trio Alien Weaponry, doom metal outfit Conan, the powerful vocals of Chiara Malvestiti (Therion, Crysalis), alternative duo Alone I Walk,¬†underground hero’s Centuries, Berkshire rock band Veridian, London metalcore act Familiar Spirit, emerging pop artist Eleni C and last but not least international shredders JOANovARC.

We look forward to welcoming new members over the coming months.

Bloodstock

Once again, I found myself travelling up to Derby for the iconic Bloodstock festival, and as ever it failed to disappoint!

This years headliners included the likes of Sabaton leading the charge, Australian underdogs Parkway Drive and the classic Scorpions closed what was a fantastic weekend. Playing alongside such acts were a number of members of the VZ Family including Ten Ton Slug, Control The Storm, Raging Speedhorn, Divine Chaos (featuring members of Furyborn) Krysthla, Fractions, Victus, The Jailbirds and Womenowar (featuring members from Dakesis)

After all the hard work the festival put in, we were over the moon to hear that Bloodstock won Best Festival at the Heavy Music Awards! I’m already counting down the days until next summer!

Bloodstock
Boomtown

Boomtown

The only disapointment about Bloodstock for me is that it falls on the same weekend as Boomtown Festival, Boomtown has grown over recent year to a prominent date on the festival calendar. Its diverse lineup included The Lions Den for Reggae, DSTRKT 5 for Drum’N’Bass, Dis-order Alley for Metal, Barrio Loco for Hip Hop and the list goes on and on!

This year a whole host of VZ artists also graced the line up including Gardna, Eva Lazarus, Dead Label, and Extreme Noise Terror performed throughout the weekend each bringing something new and different to one of the countries most diverse festival weekends.

In Other News…

Once again multiple artists have been working on their crafts to release plenty of new tracks, whether that be an EP hinting of upcoming material or a full brand new album for the masses! We’ve also got some pretty incredible announcements with tours and festivals!

  • Cabin Boy Jumped Ship announced tour dates in Asia
  • Tour dates announced from Who’s Molly as they head to America
  • Tour dates announced from Flawes as they come back to the UK
  • Hollowstar have released all their Festival appearances throughout the year.
  • Tour dates announced from Fear Me December
  • Brand new music video from MSRY titled ‘Still Breaks My Heart‘.
  • Erin Bennet releases her brand new EP ‘Death & The Maiden’.
  • Powerquest hometown show will be joined by guests such as Tommy Johansson (Sabaton), Sam Totman (Dragonforce), Alessio Garavello (A New Tomorrow), Andrea Martongelli (Arthemis) and many more.
  • The Unresolved have released their brand new music video ‘Here To Stay’.
  • Air Drawn Dagger released their brand new single ‘Hope Antidote’
  • Shaodow has released his brand new single ‘Burn Out’ this month.
  • Seething Akira performed at Victorious Festival in Portsmouth!
  • Both Dream State & The Hunna performed at Reading Festival!
  • Michele Guaitoli (Temperance) has released a brand new single alongside Visions Of Atlantis called ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’.
  • Uprising Festival will be featuring both Devils Playground & Ward XVI
  • Finding Kate goes ahead with the germany dates!
  • Fear Me December and Pulverise are supporting Crazytown on their 20th anniversary tour.

Click here to have a look at all of the VZ Artists!

Written by Dan Manley

Love for all things heavy, Dan is a big fan of the metal scene! Keep an eye out at your local festival, you see a man in a Vocalzone Tee, chances are it's Dan Manley! Endorsements Co-Ordinator at VZ