Danish Metallers Form Classical Hard Rock Band STATEMENT; Debut Album Monsters Due In March, 'Keep You Alive' Video Streaming
February 4, 2014, a year ago
Danish hard rockers STATEMENT, featuring members of PILGRIMZ amongst others, are ready to release their debut album, Monsters, on March 17th.
'Kill The Times'
'Keep You Alive'
'To Be A Man'
'Back To Live'
'Need To Know'
'Keep You Alive' video:
Statement started in 2011, when Niels Alex - drummer of now departed Danish prime metal act Pilgrimz - met up with longtime friend and vocalist Jannick Brochdorf. Niels Alex was already an experienced musician on the Danish metal scene and has been playing in bands since 1994. With Pilgrimz he has been playing shows alongside bands like MOTÖRHEAD, GOJIRA, CARCASS, THE HAUNTED and VOLBEAT, to name a few. But then Niels Alex wanted to do something else and ditched the drums in favour of the guitar and his love for classic hard rock.
The lineup was completed with bassist Martin Poulsen – from the death/grind band DRAB, drummer Peter Thomsen – who has supported EUROPE and TESLA with his former band SODE, and finally guitarist Jesper Steen Noachsen.
All five members were inspired by classical hard rock/metal acts such as SCORPIONS, LED ZEPPELIN, BLACK SABBATH and METALLICA. So even though the majority of the band had been playing extreme metal for about 20 years, they all went back with a new found love for their musical roots and the times of exploration.
In 2013, Statement finished the hard rocking debut album Monsters. The album was recorded in Fastbeat Studio, Copenhagen, while vocal recording, mix and mastering is handled by internationally acclaimed sound wizard Tue Madsen at Antfarm studio, Aarhus.