Tuesday, February 18, 2014

...Hometown Heroes...

GHOULS COME KNOCKING
AUSTRIA/SALZBURG
TRASH'N ROLL

GHOULS COME KNOCKIN´ started their band career in the winter of 2006 under the name GODFORSAKEN in their hometown of Salzburg, Austria. Then the quintet, consisting of two guitarists, a bassist, a drummer, and a singer, dedicated themselves to Swedish Death / Trash Metal and released two EPs, titled “Under Baphomets Sign“ and “Blood Night Fever.”
In 2008, drummer Sebastian Hübner found his way into the band, and still passionately torments the drum kit today. One year later, guitarist Stephan Hacek quit the band and the remaining musicians decided to continue as a quartet.
Over the course of time, the style of the band slowly changed more towards Heavy Metal / Rock ‘n’ Roll / Punk and the musicians decided to continue their career as GHOULS COME KNOCKIN´ in 2010. Two years later the EP “Death Rock Mayhem“ and numerous concerts followed.
Between 2009 and 2013, there were several changes in singers until bassist Janis Hacek decided to take responsibility for this part himself and the band continued as a trio.
Concerts with bands such as ZOMBIE INC, WARBRINGER, HAVOK, SKELETON WITCH, ANGELUS APATRIDA, PETER PAN SPEED ROCK, CALIBAN, OUR SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON US, among others, followed.
In 2013 the band released their current full length album “Dead Beat Glory,” which was recorded in the KK Studios in Salzburg. The album was completely self-produced. At the same time the first official music video of the song “Psychonaut” was shot, which was released at the same time as the album.
The style of the band is a smashing mix of Speedrock and Metal with catchy hooklines with a punky attitude, delivered in a suitably dirty manner.
The lyrics tell epic tales of rebellion, death, freedom, self-awareness and the occasional state of intoxication.



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"It's not a shame to say that the ghouls play a kind of "motorhead oriented" music with a bit more fire and pressure. Also, the singer does not have that ugly wara in his face and they are as well able to play live and don't have to cancel their tour plans permanently. This guys from my hometown absolutely convinced meaning that also the debut album kicks ass like hell. It's a powerful engine with a double carburetor and a big tank full of whiskey...song's like "Dead Beat Glory", "Ghouls Nite Out", "Lucifer A.D" or the mighty song of the video "Psychonaut" make a good mood and motivate me to open a beer and switch the party mode on!
Tight and hard hitting drums, fast licks and shrill solos combined with a raw and angry voice : or in short term GHOULS COME KNOCKING! ...so watch out they are coming to get you!!!"

8 from 10 Stonerhead on Speedmetalpoints