Jun 072015
 

messenger bandEarlier today, Swedish heavy metal band Messenger reported the following:

‘Hi there everyone! Hope you’re all good! The last two years have been slow years and we’ve been struggling to keep the band going. But life has been catching up and the last year or so we have hardly been able to do anything with the band at all. We’ve been trying to keep it going many times but we have now realized it might not be possible at this time.’

‘We’re NOT saying that this is the definitive end of Messenger, we are however taking a break for as long as we new to. Our private lives are, as of now, taking us all in other directions that makes keeping a band running impossible.’ Continue reading »

Messenger – “Perfect Storm”

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Jul 232014
 

messenger-perfectstormRemember the 80’s metal era, the days of just straight ahead metal awesomeness? Those 80’s bands that filled a arena with powerful songs, anthemic monsters of rock songs that you sang with gusto with as much energy as the band was playing with. Well this for me is Messenger. Place them with any of those 80’s metal / arena rock bands that we all know, whether Judas Priest, Whitesnake, Dokken, early Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden, do I need to name more…? Well they are a nice fit for that era. They embody many of the elements of those 80’s greats, yet still hold themselves with a distinctive enough modern and fresh sound not to be a brief fry in the pan band in my opinion, or just another copy of….

The reality is as hair metal goes, a lot of the bands rest on the laurels of the greats of that era, and it seeps through the music of the bands almost always, leaving a distinctive old flavor, no matter how modern they try and sound. Messenger seems to break through those elements and bring an EP, which manages to bring the 80’s metal sound to the future without coming out as a regurgitated assembly of past bands. As familiar as they sound, they have a certain distinctiveness, which rumbles with an individualistic interpretation.  Messenger started out as a vision of a way to share the gospel of Jesus Christ through rock music. For them the message is not just in their music, but there lifestyles too. Continue reading »

Jul 172014
 

messenger bandSwedish heavy metal band Messenger will release their new album “Perfect Storm” on September 1st. The EP contains 6 tracks. The album will be distributed by JONOmedia. An album teaser can be streamed below

In an recent update the band said: ‘ It’s been quiet for quite a while now, but we’ve got some great news for all of you guys! The new CD, called “Perfect Storm”, is now finished and will be released later this summer/early this fall! Right now we’re working on some promotion and we’re planning a release gig for it! It’s a six song CD with the same classic melodic metal sound as the last one, but this time we’ve been working together with producer Johannes Karlsson from Safemode to really bring out the best in the sound! It’s heavy, it’s raw, it’s metal and it is rocking! Keep an eye out for it because this CD sure is something!’ Continue reading »