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The Darkroom Presents Jack’s Fusion

Jack's Fusion shall be rocking the stage at The Darkroom with their edgy blues-rock style and energetic stage presence.  Be prepared as they're revved up to rock you out of your minds.  Jack's Fusion debuted back in October 2015 with their song Electric and have now also released their EP "Impulse" last month. With several influences from iconic bands spanning from different genres including Led Zeppelin, Dream Theater and Foo Fighters, Jack's Fusion manage to fuse all their influences to create their own unique style.  Still at a young age, they're showing that local talent is definitely up top with...
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The Darkroom Presents Lucy’s Last

We continue with our biblical journey, now with Lucy's Last.  Biblical? Why check out their about information on their official Facebook page, and you'll see what I mean.  I honestly feel closer to the bible following Forty's Noah stint and Judah's sexual escapades which made me feel like I was watching an episode from Beautiful (oh the memories HA!) Anyway, what's there to say about Lucy's Last.  Influenced mostly by Jack White and Queens of the Stone Age, Lucy's Last have rocked plenty of events in the past three years including most recently the Sliema Arts Festival.  A group of...
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The Darkroom presents Falcons Flying Circus

Falcon’s Flying Circus was formed around 2005 and after several member changes, settled with the current line up. They evolved from many different influences and various genres including blues, psychedelic and progressive rock which could roughly be described as a strange blend of classic rock. Falcon’s Flying Circus is a four piece band with Spike on drums, Kurt on guitar, Pete on bass and Dave on vocals/acoustic guitar and flute. Each member brings something to the table with his own influences throughout the vast spectrum of music presenting a variety of themes and moods music may project.  Falcon's Flying Circus have...
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The Darkroom presents Forty Days of Rain

In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the floodgates of the sky were opened.  The rain fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights.  On the very same day Noah and Shem and Ham and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark ... Genesis 7:12 Ladies and gentleman, Noah's bible adventure inspired the band's name Forty Days of Rain....
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Rejects Asylum feat. Pyramid Suns

Pyramid Suns are a progressive, psychedelic, alternative rock band that pack a serious punch live on stage. The band's music is a mix of blues, psychedelic, progressive and hard rocking which create that aggressive but yet smooth rhythms which capture the crowd. Winners of the Battle of the North in 2015, prepare to be mesmerized with their set list during Rejects Asylum. Members: Joel Baldacchino - Vocals/Rhythm Guitar Kyle Fenech - Lead Guitar Keith Fenech - Bass Michael Vella Zarb - Drums Pyramid Suns will be playing alongside Align the Tide and ClubMurder on Friday 26th August at Razzett l-Ahmar....
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Rejects Asylum feat. ClubMurder

ClubMurder, one of the most followed bands in the metal underground scene, will be playing in their first gig for 2016.  With a blend of hardcore metal and hip hop, ClubMurder bring forth a different style from what people are normally used to. They've got only one goal set for Rejects Asylum ... prepare for the mosh pits, rest your necks for the relentless head banging because ClubMurder want to break all hell loose. David Depasquale - Guitars Keith Falzon - Dj Steve Muscat - Drums Wenzu - Vocals Anthony Falzon - Guitars Digby - Vocals (hip hop) Paul Gafa...
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Rejects Asylum

Here is a recap on all the information with regards to Rejects Asylum. Date and Venue: Friday 26th August at Razzett l-Ahmar.  Doors open at 8pm. Line up: Pyramid Suns Align The Tide (debut) ClubMurder Dj Sets by Michael Bugeja and Noel Mifsud Ticket price: 8 Euro Current Offers: Anyone attending Rejects Asylum between 8pm and 9pm will be given a free Jager shot with compliments from the bar. Every ticket purchased entitles the holder to a 50 euro voucher for a tattoo from Skin Craft tattoo studio in Naxxar. Other offers will be available from the bar. Sponsors: Budweiser...
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Rejects Asylum feat. Align the Tide

Align the Tide as they describe themselves, a four piece band inclining towards different metal influences joined together to form heavy catchy music to the listeners' ears. Formed back in September 2015, Align the Tide made their debut by launching their first music video - The Golden Throne.  A very professional video, with a powerful meaning.  It's no secret that the source of inspiration for Rejects Asylum was in fact The Golden Throne. What about the members? On drums we have Danny, who was born with the drumsticks in his hands, has a vast experience in drumming. On guitar and...
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Friday the 13th featuring Repugnance

We are proud to announce yet another band in our line up … Repugnance on Friday 13th at Razzett l-Ahmar. We sat them and had a chat with them … Four individuals shared a common passion; to play brutal death metal until in late 2011 they formed Repugnance.  After two years, following a few local shows, the band recorded their first EP titled “Seeds of Oppression”.  The EP received very positive reviews worldwide.  In fact I can confirm.  I’m currently listening to the EP whilst writing the article … you know to get me in the mood.  Since then, Repugnance...
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Friday the 13th featuring Noel Mifsud

Known by many of us as one of the most iconic people in the local metal scene, Noel Mifsud will be our official DJ for Friday the 13th after party.  Prepare those mosh pits, it will be a guaranteed night of head banging and pure craziness. With key figures Noel Mallia, Joe Tanti and Albert Zammit being part of his major influences, Noel will be playing a mix of today’s metal with the traditional sound that helped build the story of our lives … We all know what that means.  Anyone around here that remembers the good old days knows...
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Friday the 13th featuring Ali Bosios

We are very proud to have Ali join us for Friday the 13th.  She will be exposing a special exhibition during the event. We sat down and had a chat with her. Who’s Ali Bosios?  I personally have been following her artistic work for quite some time to be honest.  With her unique talent, she manages to mix the visual art with a mix of … how shall I put it … a pinch of darkness. Ali’s a fine artist living in Gozo.  Having studied at Mcast Targa Gap, her studies ranged from printing to video, sculptures, murals, photography, mixed...
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Friday the 13th featuring Crux

Our next confirmed performer for Friday the 13th at Razzett L-Ahmar are none other than Crux! We sat down and had a chat with them. What do we know about Crux? Crux was formed back in 2014 and quickly established itself as one of the most followed electronica bands in the Maltese music scene.  Behind the mysterious dark veils shadowing the members, one finds familiar faces with a wealth of experience and talent.  Rather than being a band, Crux is a musical collective brought together by a love for synthesized sounds.  Crux’s music relies on the three-man formation that performs...
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Friday the 13th featuring A Broken Design

We’re back with another band confirmed for Friday the 13th at Razzett l-Aħmar … A Broken Design. We sat down and had a chat with the lovely fellows. What do we know about A Broken Design?  Although the band is relatively new, it’s composed of seasoned musicians who are well acquainted to the local scene.  Risen from the ashes of several post-grunge, hard rock and metal acts, A Broken Design brings a fresh perspective to heavy rock. Fusing pulsating alternative melodies with Stoner drenched good old fashioned rock and roll. The band boasts seasoned musicians from a variety of musical...
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Friday the 13th featuring Decline the Fall

Be prepared for quivers and shivers as we present to you the first performers for Friday the 13th at Razzett L-Aħmar. We sat down and had a chat with Decline the Fall. How to describe Decline the Fall? Well, first impressions always count. What we saw was different from what we expected. It wasn’t just five simple guys who decided to form a band just for the fun of it. We met with a combined team of different talents, who with their different styles managed to incorporate everything into one. This hasn’t only helped them to grow from a musical...
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R.A.S. – il-punk f’Malta u ‘reżistenza’

Membri – Selene (kant), Genzora Riot (baxx), Steve Lombardo (tnabar), Il-Baħri (kitarra/kant). Dwar – RAS / RAGE AGAINST SOCIETY ilha ffurmata mill-1995 u għalkemm inbidlu ħafna membri, il-mużika baqgħet waħda ribelluża, b’lirika diretta dwar dak kollu li qed jiġri madwarna. X’taħseb dwar ix-xena tal-punk f’Malta? Ix-xena tal-punk f’Malta bdiet madwar 45 sena ilu u baqgħet b’saħħitha sa nofs it-tmeninijiet iżda mbagħad bdiet tmajna. L-uniku banda li baqgħet tagħti wirjiet kienet l-ABSTRASS. Minn nofs is-snin disgħin qamet ġenerazzjoni ġdida ta’ baned punk, mill-hc punk u ska u x-xena f’Malta ffjorixxiet b’ħafna baned, festivals, kunċerti, kotba, protesti, eċċ. Bħalissa naħseb m’hawnx iktar...
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Kafena – nhar il-Ġimgħa waqt Kotra

Membri: Daniel Cauchi u Kris Spiteri Dwar: Kris Spiteri ngħaqad ma’ Daniel Cauchi f’dan il-proġett biex jirrekordjaw l-album tagħhom Lukanda Propaganda. Il-pjattaforma hija adult contemporary (mużika kontemporanja għall-adulti) u l-kanzunetti, miktuba minn Spiteri, huma msejsa fuq il-lirika. L-album hu xi ftit jew wisq influwenzat minn sitwazzjonijiet soċjali u kulturali Maltin daqskemm mix-xena internazzjonali. Barra minn dan, fih ukoll kanzunetti li jirriflettu xi ċirkostanzi personali u interpersonali. Il-ktejjeb tal-album iddisinjah Steve Bonello, li b’reqqa kbira fassal disinji li jiddeskrivu kull kanzunetta. Dan il-proġett kellu wkoll ix-xorti li jsir b’kollaborazzjoni mal-Orkestra Filarmonika Nazzjonali kemm fl-irrekordjar tal-album u kemm fit-tnedija tieghu. Din l-impriża kienet...
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Marmalja – Materjal ġdid waqt Kotra

Membri: Il-Lapes u Drinu. Għal min jiftakar – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsPEG3kfS-Q X’taħsbu dwar il-Hip Hop f’Malta u r-rwol li għandu fil-liberta tal-espressjoni? Il-Hip Hop Malti din l-aħħar sena ha spinta b’saħħitha immens. Aħna naħsbu li jinftiehem iktar bħala arti u jekk jibqa’ sejjer hekk il-futur se jkun ferm ikbar. Ovvjament il-libertà tal-espressjoni għandha tkun hemm għal kull forma t’arti mhux għar-rap biss. Aħna nemmnu li rridu nibqgħu mmexxu x-xogħol ħalli l-arti dejjem titwassal kif tinħass bla limitazzjoni. Dwar is-sett tagħkom waqt Kotra: Is-sett tagħna se jkun imqassam tajjeb bħas-soltu. Diski li n-nies ġa semgħu u jistgħu jirrelataw magħhom, kif ukoll ħa nirrivelaw materjal...
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Kapitlu tlettax – id-debut tal-album

Membri – Joseph u Dwardu Dwar – Mela aħna l-ewwel haġa ilna nafu lil xulxin żmien; infatti llum irrealizzajna li ilna nafu lil xulxin 13-il sena għax qatt ma qgħadna ngħoddu kemm ilna però l-grupp nista’ ngħid li ġie ffurmat riċenti 13-il sena wara fi żmien is-sajf tas-sena l-oħra u sempliċiment konna qegħdin nieħdu tazza nbid ixxamplati fejn il-baħar u konna qed nesprimu l-ideat tagħna u minn hemm, dakinhar stess, konna nafu biċ-ċert li ż-żmien wasal biex noħorġu aħna!! Il-grupp huwa bbażat fuq hip hop bil-Malti għalissa ghax ’il quddiem hemm xi proġetti ppjanati anke għal xi diski bl-Ingliz. L-interess...
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Brodu … wara “Ħabullabullojb”

Membri – Mark Abela (tnabar, kant u kitarra), Samuel Attard (pjanu u sintetizzatur), il-Fre (baxx), Andrew Micallef (kitarra u kant), Evan Vassallo (kitarra). Dwar – Il-Brodu hija banda lokali li ddoqq mużika pop/rock bil-Malti. Wara s-suċċess tal-ewwel album tagħhom imsejjaħ “Ħabullabullojb” li tnieda fl-2014, se jdoqqu f’waħda mill-ftit dehriet live għal din is-sena waqt t-tieni edizzjoni ta’ Kotra. Dwar is-sett tagħkom waqt Kotra: Waqt Kotra nixtiequ ndoqqu xi erba’ diski ġodda u l-bqija mill-album “Ħabullabullojb”. Qed nippruvaw nagħmlu diski ġodda li jinstemgħu inqas random mill-antiki, imma ma tantx qed jirnexxilna :) Dis-sena, il-Brodu ma tantx se jdoqqu live, jiġifieri min...
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Cyberia – Barra z-Żona ta’ Żvilupp

Membri – Gilbert Kuzza Zahra (kant); Andrew Twisty Christie (kitarra); Joe Pannol Pace (baxx); Antoine Xrk Vella – sintetizzatur. Dwar – Is- Cyberia ltaqgħu meta kienu fl-istess klassi jistudjaw l-iskultura Firenze. Bdew idoqqu mużika tar-Rinaxximent taħt il-Mro Giulio Cesare Barbetta. Wara 3 snin telqu kollox warajhom u bdew jagħmlu volontarjat il-Kambodja jgħinu l-popolazzjoni indiġena fil-Katekiżmu, Positive Thinking u PSD. Kien hemm li d-drummer tagħhom tilef ħajtu meta ttiekel minn pangolin ġgant. B’din il-weġgħa f’qalbhom ħasbu biex jirritornaw Malta, imma nqabdu mir-ribelli li kienu qed jiġġieldu kontra Pinochet. Toni għadu jbati sal-lum bil-PTSD. Bħala terapija, idoqq il-flawt għal 20 minuta kuljum....
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Kotra: kelmtejn mal-baned – Mistura

Membri – Malcolm Bonnici (kant u kitarra), Antonio Olivari (kitarra), Matthew Agius (baxx) u Mark Andrew Azzopardi (tnabar) Dwar – MISTURA bdejna bħala ħbieb li ltaqgħu madwar disa’ snin ilu u li baqgħu jdoqqu flimkien u jikkollaboraw fi proġetti differenti. Meta Antonio kiteb kanzunetta bil-Malti kellem lil Malcolm u minn hemm beda d-duo MISTURA. Minn dak iż-żmien ‘l hawn imbagħad qlibna minn duo akustiku għal grupp rock elettriku u għaldaqstant il-familja MISTURA kibret b’numru mdaqqas ta’ mużiċisti li lkoll isaħħu ’l-grupp bil-karattru differenti tagħhom. Għandna lil Matthew Agius fuq il-baxx u Mark Andrew Azzopardi fuq it-tnabar – żewġ mużiċisti li tieħu pjaċir iddoqq...
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Biljetti għat-tieni edizzjoni ta’ Kotra

Wara s-suċċess fl-ewwel edizzjoni u l-aħbar dwar l-atti li ser jieħdu sehem fit-tieni waħda, issa bi pjaċir kbir inhabbru wkoll li l-biljetti  jinsabu għall-bejgħ minn HAWN. Nixtiequ nieħdu din l-okkażjoni biex infakkrukom li Kotra ta’ din is-sena ser ikun imqassam fuq jumejn. Fiż-żewġt iljieli l-bibien jinfetħu fis-7pm u l-ewwel att mużikali jibda strett fit-8pm. Fil-jiem li ġejjin ser tkunu tistgħu taraw il-programm uffiċjali li ser jkun aċċessibli fuq dan is-sit stess. ——————————————————– Following the success of the first edition and the announcement for this year’s line up, we are now pleased to announce that the tickets are now out from HERE. We would...
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The Rejects Tattoo Gathering

Art comes in many forms. Some express it with music, others in paintings. Some of us, like to wear it! A year ago, The Rejects Crew set up a Facebook group that promotes the awareness and acceptance of people with ink and body modifications. The response was overwhelming. 2760 members at present. Since then, the word busy doesn’t even begin to describe it! We’ve had articles published both online and on local newspapers, tv and radio interviews, news segments on local tv stations, meetings with politicians etc. Now, the time has come to gather the group and have a proper...
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