+ CENTURIES + RIVER HOUNDS + REPAIR TO RUIN + COLOURWAVE + CONFESSIONS OF A TRAITOR + SILK ROAD + BLACK LIGHTNING + DRAMALOVE + M.I.N.D
Entry Requirements: 18+
Camden Rocks Festival proudly presents an all-day rock-n-roll bonanza feat. JOANovARC, CENTURIES, River Hounds, Repair To Ruin, COLORWAVE, Confessions Of A Traitor, Silk Road, Black lightning Rock, Dramalove and M.I.N.D live at The Monarch.
Since the continued success of Camden Rocks Festival, we're running a string of 'presents' shows to give you some of the best new alternative, indie, rock & metal music about!
Doors - 1:00pm to 9:00pm // Price - £10.00 Adv.
Tickets - http://camdenrocks.seetickets.com
Age - All Ages until 7:00pm, 18+ beyond.
JOANovARC - www.facebook.com/joanovarcofficial Exploding onto the international music scene in early 2015 with the acclaimed singles ‘Live Rock ’n’ Roll’ and ‘White Trash’, JOANovARC’s status as the new ‘Queens of Rock’ rose even higher with their debut album, ‘Ride Of Your Life’. Released on 9 November through Red Vixen Records/Universal, available through HMV stores UK and outlets around the world. JOANovARC will release their new passionate, soulful and powerful self titled album ‘JOANovARC' through Pledge Music/ Holier Than Thou Records on Friday 1st February 2019.
CENTURIES - www.facebook.com/centuriesuk Politically driven, forward thinking and with a determined independence, CENTURIES blend atmosphere with crushing riffs in what Discovered Magazine have referred to as "the new age of British metalcore". In their short time on the scene, the band reached the final five in a Rock Sound magazine public vote for a slot at Slam Dunk Festival and were invited to play the huge Scuzz Face Down club night, while remaining a firm presence in the local and independent music scene. CENTURIES have taken to the stage alongside Hacktivist, Create to Inspire, Confessions of a Traitor, Miscreant, The Cartographer, Carcer City, Borders and more.
River Hounds - www.facebook.com/RiverHoundsUK River Hounds are the epitome of modern Rock And Roll whilst staying true to their roots of Zeppelin, Oasis, Hendrix, Rival Sons. Follow them on social media as this is just the beginning for what promises to be a real Rock N' Roll explosion!
Repair To Ruin - www.facebook.com/repair2ruin Repair To Ruin are a 3 piece hard rock band from London. After their previous band split, ex band mates Jake Leigh (Vocals/Guitar), Don Whiberly (Bass) and Jason Sayers (Drums). Their first EP (Not Alone) was released in 2013, consisting of 5 tracks that they recorded themselves. Mastering duties were given to John Mitchell of Arena and It Bites fame. In 2015, the band followed it up with their self-titled debut album which was recorded, mixed and mastered by rock legend Matt Hyde (Slipknot, Machine Head, BFMV). The band filmed promo videos for the songs ‘Apologies’ & ‘Not Now’ which are available on their YouTube channel.
COLORWAVE - www.facebook.com/colorwaveofficial Hailing from nowhere else than rock heaven Germany, COLORWAVE are not easily put into a category. While looking up to bands like Marmozets, Paramore, or Biffy Clyro, the band established their own distinctive sound touring the German and Dutch underground scene.
Confessions Of A Traitor - www.facebook.com/confessionsofatraitor Confessions Of A Traitor use their ability to blend melodic elements with a heavier side to evoke an emotional response. Lyrically exploring the lighter side of human existence, growing from the darkest experiences people endure. Facilitating an escape from negative thoughts showing people that they can embrace and love themselves. Creating a family and an atmosphere where you can completely loose yourself, giving people hope.
Silk Road - www.facebook.com/SilkRoadBandOfficial Taking influence from anywhere between Tool and David Bowie we found the perfect sound for what we want to put across. From all playing in different bands on the Oxford music scene we landed on the perfect incarnation. Each with the same level of drive and vision of what we wanted to create. Now based in London, Silk Road have found the perfect mix of Groove Blues and Rock.
Black lightning Rock - www.facebook.com/BlacklightningRockband The Black lightning band are a dark,bluesy Rock outfit formed by two members of Country Rock band Medicine hat.They have released an e.p'Burning faith'[available on i-tunes] and are currently working on a full album of High octane Blues Rock for 2019. Original Black lightning Guitarist Richey East tragically passed away in 2018,and the band now have two new Guitarists,Jack Walker and Simon Marshall.Completing the line up,Mark Jackson on vocals and Owen and Cam on Bass and Drums respectively.The Band wish to continue Richey's vision of Heartfelt songs and Guitars steeped in the Blues.
Dramalove - www.facebook.com/dramalove “Lots of potential to be as big in the U.K. as the heights they’ve already reached in the Italian charts” - Tom Robinson, BBC RADIO 6 Music Hailing from Canterbury, Dramalove are an exuberant three piece rock band mixing guitar riffs with electronic angularities and darkly poetic lyricism. One of their recent single, “Play With You”, has been played on national BBC Radio 6 Music (https://bbc.in/2mijv8M) and, among many others, they’ve played on the fringe stages at Great Escape Festival in Brighton, Tramlines Festival in Sheffield and NME Presents nights in London hosted by Mark Beaumont.
M.I.N.D - www.facebook.com/mindaband M.I.N.D is a UK progressive rock/metal band, formed by the lead guitarist Andreia Gomez. Exploring advanced rhythmic and melodic concepts whilst keeping an element of simplicity, is the essence of M.I.N.D’s music. Within a few months of inception they won Total Rock Radio's "Best New and Unsigned Band" and soon after played the Unsigned stage of Ermal Metal Festival (Sepultura, Blind Guardian, Textures, Obituary) Shortly after they got signed to Glasstone Records and started recording their debut EP. After line up changes and issues with their producer, the band left the label and took much needed time out...
River Hounds are the epitome of modern Rock and Roll whilst staying true to their roots of Zeppelin, Oasis, Hendrix, Rival Sons. Comprising lead vocalist Rich Grisman, bass/vocalist Tony Crumpton, lead guitarist Dimi Balev and drummer Manol Marekov, the four-piece band was formed at the beginning of 2017. Shortly after forming, the band self-released its debut E.P. Along with a series of self produced music videos which have currently received over 100,000 views across all platforms. Following this success, River Hounds filmed their biggest show of 2017 and have been steadily releasing live performances with many more yet to come on VEVO, YouTube, Spotify and all social media platforms! On stage they are a tour de force, with surging riffs and soaring melodies. Follow them on social media as this is just the beginning for what promises to be a real Rock N' Roll explosion!
REPAIR TO RUIN
CONFESSIONS OF A TRAITOR
**Hailing from south-east in Canterbury, Kent, exuberant alt-rock three piece Dramalove mix guitar based rock with electronic angularity and darkly poetic lyricism...
Diego and Riccardo Soncin (twins) and Dimitri Merati are Italians but they share a deep passion for modern rock and international soundscapes. Their single "Play With You" has been broadcasted on the Introducing Mixtape by Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6, and they played on a live session for their local BBC Radio in Kent on January 2018, during which the presenter Jon Holmes called them "superb". They will be playing at the 2018 edition of the Great Alt Escape Festival in Brighton on the 17th of May, after the incredible response to their hometown shows at The Ballroom and The Penny Theatre in Canterbury and the Booking Hall in Dover. Their U.K. debut Ep "How To Wear A Broken Heart" is available on all main digital stores, leaded by the latest single "Funeral". **
M.I.N.D is a London based progressive rock band, formed by the lead guitarist Andreia Gomez. In early 2009 she finished recording a demo of original compositions and set out to form the band. With influences from 70’s prog, world music, film scores, fusion and metal, the result was an aggressive yet melodic sound. Exploring rhythmic and melodic concepts and using advanced instrumental techniques whilst keeping an element of simplicity, is characteristic of M.I.N.D’s music. Within a few months they won Total Rock Radio's "Best New and Unsigned Band of 2009" and soon after played the Unsigned stage of Ermal Metal Festival (Sepultura, Blind Guardian, Textures, Obituary, etc..) In 2010 they were finalists of the Emergenza contest and played the HMV Forum.
In 2011 they got signed to Glasstone Records and started recording their debut album. After line up changes and issues with their label and producer, the band took some much needed time out and left the label, the album never got released. They regrouped in 2016 to revamp the old material and write new one. M.I.N.D is now self producing their debut album, each song being released independently as a single. The concept of the band is the human mind and the nature of conscious awareness. This is expressed not only through the music and lyrics, but themed artwork and video productions incorporated in their live shows.