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MMM Presents: Q5 (USA) + THORIUM (Belgium)


Q5 (USA):
Vocalist Jonathan K. and original guiarist Floyd Rose (inventor of the famous locking guitar tremolo system) had a vision to build the biggest and baddest hard rock / metal band to come out of the Pacific Northwest. The two recruited former TKO members Evan Sheeley (bass), Gary Thompson (drums) and Rick Pierce (guitar) to form "Q5", which would release one of the most influential cult-classic hard rock / heavy metal albums of the era: "STEEL THE LIGHT" (1984, Music For Nations). "STEEL THE LIGHT" received widespread critical acclaim, and allowed the band the opportunity to perform alongside veteran acts such as Y&T, Twisted Sister and Lita Ford. The buzz created by this album would plant the band firmly on the heavy metal map, and eventually lead to the band signing with Polygram/Squawk Records for its sophomore effort "When The Mirror Cracks" (1985), a decidedly different, but equally acclaimed work. Musical and industry changes caused the band to split up in 1989. Discouraged but never defeated, Jonathan K. and Rick Pierce went on to form "NIGHTSHADE", releasing three albums worldwide (the first of which, "DEAD OF NIGHT" (1991 Music For Nations), included current Q5 drummer Jeffrey McCormack.) With the NIGHTSHADE releases and the growing cult status of the prior Q5 albums, it was only a matter of time before demand for the band that started it all would make its presence known. In 2014, promoters with the popular Swedish rock festival "SWEDEN ROCK" requested a Q5 reunion, and the band accepted. Original members Jonathan K., Evan Sheeley and Rick Pierce recruited METAL CHURCH guitarist Rick Van Zandt and former NIGHTSHADE drummer Frankie Rongo to replace the absent Floyd Rose and Gary Thompson. The response was overwhelming, and the fans demanded a full reunion. After returning to the US, Q5 was reborn. Rick Van Zandt returned to his duties with METAL CHURCH, and Frankie Rongo returned to his career is physical training, which lead the band to recruit former FAR CRY guitarist Dennis Turner, and former NIGHTSHADE / HEIR APPARENT / FIFTH ANGEL drummer Jeffrey McCormack to complete the relaunch lineup. After a series of successful performances throughout Europe and the US, the band was signed to FRONTIERS MUSIC, SRL for its third release, the extraordinary "NEW WORLD ORDER", released worldwide in July of 2016. The success of this album, along with performances around the globe, and an overwhelming "WELCOME BACK" sentiment from their fans brings the band running full throttle into 2018! With a new year and a new energy, the band again has a new face in veteran Seattle guitarist James Nelson, (replacing Rick Pierce), and a fresh outlook on their new music as they begin writing their fourth effort, and prepare to prove yet again what Jonathan K and Floyd Rose envisioned all those years ago.... Q5 IS READY FOR THE WORLD!!!! New CD due in Late 2018, Check them out!!! A few years ago they blew away everybody at the Keep it True festival in Geramy!!!

THORIUM (Belgium):
Given great incentive by their work together in Belgium’s legendary Heavy Metal band Ostrogoth, axemen Dario Frodo, Stripe and Tom Tee found themselves overwhelmed by massive amounts of inspiration for new material, much of which proved to lie too much outside the boundaries of what they could rightly realize with Ostrogoth. Therefore, they decided to found a brand new formation through which to channel all these new ideas. With the addition of classically trailed batterist Louis Van Der Linden to the fold, the search was open for a powerful vocalist with a wide range and striking stage presence, which they found in seasoned Dutch singer David Marcelis (Lord Volture, Black Knight). With the line-up complete, the band put the finishing touches on their debut album, which is set for release autumn 2018. Influenced by and incorporating elements of all the classic styles of Metal from the past four decades, such as NWOBHM, Power Metal, Progressive Metal, Speed Metal, Bay Area Thrash and of course classic Heavy Metal, Thorium’s members set themselves no boundaries and seek to deliver music that is heavy, melodic, virtuosic, catchy and conceptual.

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: 31 August 2018
Doors: 19:00
Entrance; € 10,--


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