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4th September 2017


Recklinghausen, Germany-based post-hardcore act Alazka had their upcoming debut album, 'Phoenix', released on 1st September via Arising Empire & SharpTone Records.

Here, in our exclusive interview with the band, they talk about the songs that have inspired them on the journey that culminated in 'Phoenix'.

Alazka recently released the music video for their single, 'Ghost', which is taken from Phoneix' and in case you missed it the first time around, here it is again:

The band collectively told us:

"'Ghost' is one of our more straight forward songs. It's message is quite simple. If your past haunts you like a ghost it's most likely because you can't let go of it yourself. We have to take a second glance and try to embrace it to set ourselves free and move forward."


Alazka have recently announced their headline tour through Europe for September 2017. They will be supported by Swedish alternative rock/Metal outfit Imminence and Texas' hottest Pop Punk newcomers, Across The Atlantic.

The band commented:

"We're more than excited to finally present you our new album, 'Phoenix', on this tour and we're really looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and hopefully some new ones!

"We're also very happy to bring the guys in Imminence and Across The Atlantic with us, two very talented, energetic bands! We can't wait to get this going and show you what we've been working on for so long!"

You can get your copy of 'Phoenix' right here.

European tour:
17th September: Germany Hannover @ Mephisto
18th September: Germany Dortmund @ FZW
19th September: UK Cardiff @ Fuel
20th September: UK London @ The Black Heart
21st September: NL Haarlem @ Patronaat
22nd September: Germany Trier @ Exhaus
23rd September: Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
24th September: Italy Milan @ Circolo Svolta
25th September: Austria Wien @ Chelsea
26th September: Germany Berlin @ Musik & Frieden
27th September: Poland Warsaw @ Hydrozagadka
28th September: Czech Rep Prague @ Rock Cafe
29th September: Germany Dresden @ Konk Klub
30th September: Germany Karlsruhe @ Stadtmitte

Alazka are:
Tobias Rische - vocals
Kassim Auale - vocals
Dario Sanchez - guitars
Marvin Bruckwilder - guitars
Julian Englisch - bass

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monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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