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KLOGR Confirmed Special Guests On The Rasmus European Tour This November

The alternative rock metal band, KLOGR, is ready to hit the road again! The group, in collaboration with K2 Music Management, has been confirmed as special guests for the upcoming THE RASMUS European shows this Autumn.

Klogr frontman Rusty says: “We are so excited to be back on tour on November, especially with such a great band like The Rasmus. After 2 years spent in studio for the new album, we have really missed the stage and our fans. We can’t wait to play the news songs, we hope you will enjoy them. See you on the road!”

‘Dark Matters Tour’: November 2017

10th HAMBURG, MARKTHALLE (DE)

11th BERLIN, COLUMBIA THEATER – Sold Out (DE)

12th WARSAW, STODOLA (PL)

14th KRAKOW, KWADRAT (PL)

15th PRAGUE, ROXY (CZ)

16th VIENNA, SIMM CLUB (AT)

18th PARIS, LE TRABENDO (FR)

19th LONDON, SCALA – Sold Out (UK)

20th KOLN, KANTINE (DE)

21st AMSTERDAM, MELKWEG (NL)

The highly awaited new album ‘Keystone‘ is released 6th October, 2017 via Zeta Factory / PHD.

Klogr’s third studio album was recorded at Zeta Factory Studio and mixed at Mainstation Studio in Toronto, Canada, by Grammy award winner David Bottrill (Peter Gabriel, Muse, Smashing Pumpkins, Tool, Dream Theater, Stone Sour, Rush).

Rusty talks about the meaning behind the album, “Man thinks that he is the cornerstone of the universe, he thinks everything revolves around his being, he believes he can dominate the world through intellect, he proclaims himself the superior species, master of all other living beings without taking into account the fact that the planet can go on without him…but he can’t survive without the planet.”

Pre-orders for ‘Keystone‘ are now available in two exclusive bundles with limited edition t-shirt:

http://www.klogr.net/shop/

Line-ip:

Gabriele “Rusty” Rustichelli: Lead vocals/guitar

Pietro Quilichini “PQ”: Guitar/backing vocals

Maicol Morgotti: Drums

Roberto Galli: Bass guitar

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Klogr Reveal Keystone New Album Artwork, Tracklist And Preorder

Klogr release their third studio album ‘Keystone‘ (mixed by Grammy winning producer David Bottrill – Stone Sour, Muse, Rush, Tool and more) on 6th October via Zeta Factory (distributed in the UK/Europe by PHD) and today have revealed the album artwork and tracklisting.

The artwork is a piece of a painting by renowned Italian artist, Andrea Saltini.
Klogr frontman Rusty comments: “A while ago, I saw a paint of Andrea Saltini and I was really impressed by it. When ‘Keystone’ came to life with its music, I immediately remembered that painting and thought it would be perfect for our cover. Luckily it was still available and we were able to use it for our design.”
Pre-orders for the new album ‘Keystone’ are now available in two exclusive bundles with limited edition t-shirt: http://www.klogr.net/shop/

 

Tracklist:
1. Sleeping Through The Seasons
2. Prison Of Light
3. Technocracy
4. The Echoes Of Sin
5. Pride Before The Fall
6. Something’s In The Air
7. Drag You Back
8. Sirens’ Song
9. Dark Tides
10. Silent Witness
11. Enigmatic Smile
12. The Wall Of Illusion
“’Keystone’ is a central point of a system, a doctrine, a school of thought, a series of events”, says Klogr mastermind Rusty, “the new album is the perfect representation of our work, what we believe in and what we want to express with our music.”
Klogr‘s new album was recorded at Zeta Factory Studio and mixed at Mainstation Studio in Toronto, Canada, by Grammy award winner David Bottrill (Peter Gabriel, Muse, Smashing Pumpkins, Tool, Dream Theater, Stone Sour, Rush).
“We decided to work with a producer like David to reach a turning point in our discography”, comments Rusty, “David brought something that was missing in the band, an outside view focused on music and not on what is “trendy”. His incredible musical sensitivity and his professional experience led us to challenge ourselves and to experiment new solutions that gave the album a unique power and personality.

We are really proud and satisfied of the result, this is our best work ever. We hope you will enjoy it!”

Line up:

Gabriele “Rusty” Rustichelli: Lead vocals/guitar
Pietro Quilichini “PQ”: Guitar/backing vocals
Maicol Morgotti: Drums
Roberto Galli: Bass guitar

 

 


Review: Klogr – Make Your Stand

Make Your Stand

Klogr – Make Your Stand

Zeta Factory(2015)

Reviewer – Chris Gyngell

Sadly, I am old enough to remember the time when it was common for albums by artists that you had never heard of before to be amazingly good.

Every week there seemed to be some brand new band arriving with amazing songs and abilities. The real truth behind that was that before the decline of the record industry, big rich record labels would assign top producers to each band that they signed, to ensure that the songs released were written, arranged, played and sung perfectly.. and sometimes the sound we all heard was more the producer than the band!

In more recent times unfortunately a lot of releases by relatively unknown bands do not get that type of professional assistance, and so often the whole effort isn`t so well thought out and focused, and most notably the songs are often not quite what they need to be to compare to the `big name` classic bands. Personally I haven`t heard much in recent years that impressed me that way for sure.

So.. I was passed the new EP ‘Make Your Stand‘ from Italian-American Alternative Metal act Klogr.. well, to be more precise this is a 3-track studio EP of new numbers, plus 10 live songs from their previous repertoire. Once again, not a band that I had previously heard of.. but in this case, probably the best and most consummately handled piece of work I have heard outside of `the big names` for quite some time. Klogr have obviously been working hard, and have their business end sorted out quite well, as they have previously released 2 full-length albums and another EP, and consequently toured as support to Prong and appeared at Sweden Rock in 2013.

To sum up the band`s sound, they are definitely a post-nu metal act, with some strong similarities to bands from that era, incorporating some frenetic guitar and rhythm section work, plus vocals that range sometimes quite sharply between growl, soaring high register and harmonised `indie singalong` style. But before you imagine just a grunge-laden sound aka the 1999-era, there`s more.. regular and beautifully-executed guitar solos and some pretty melodic softer passages that expand the band`s overall sound to encompass things that are reminiscent of more traditional rock & metal. There`s also some influence from prog metal, with some Tool-esque dexterity in both playing & song arrangements. Whatever, the orchestration is varied, so there is little here that says boring or contrived.

The studio EP tracks are extremely well-produced too, with crisp sound and mix which has obviously been very carefully and intelligently handled via their label Zeta Factory. The opener ‘Breaking Down‘ is a good track to check out if you want to gauge what the band can do overall, with quick staccato and very well played guitar, and busy drums and bass. Singer Rusty`s vocal go through the full range on this track. The second track ‘Make Your Stand‘ definitely has a nu metal feel to me, but with all of the same qualities I have previously mentioned. ‘Breathing Heart‘ has a sumptuous clean guitar intro, and demonstrates the band`s ability to be melodic. Overall, if you want a good insight and introduction to Klogr, it seems to me that this EP will demonstrate perfectly to you what they are about.

Following the EP, the 10 live tracks, which are also to be available on DVD I believe, are all strong and feature the same talents. The production is also excellent considering this is a live effort.

All this said, and I am not specifically a fan of alternative metal. But Klogr get a round of applause from me, not only for their ability and efforts, but for not being a band with a contrived sound in order to `fit in` with the perceived industry requirements for success. They do however have all the right `ticks in boxes` to get attention and fit in on the European metal festival scene for instance. If I had to make any criticism at all, it would be that their complex approach may keep them strongly rooted to a `specialist` audience, as sometimes keeping music just a little more simple seems to be the key to reaching the bigger mainstream audience. But whatever Klogr choose to pursue in that respect in the future, it sounds to me like they have the weaponry to achieve it.


Klogr release a new live video for ‘Guilty & Proud’

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Klogr are digging deeper into their forthcoming release ’Make Your Stand’ (EP / Live Album / DVD) unveiling a new live music video:

Filmed during a show with GUANO APES – this live track is taken from Klogr’s stunning 2nd album ‘Black Snow’

“Klogr are an alternative hybrid that draws from its roots with integrity and innovation” – Terrorizer Magazine

“Prog tinged metal” – Metal Hammer Magazine (UK)

‘Make Your Stand’ cd features 3 new studio songs, 10 live tracks plus a feature packed DVD with full live concert and 4 new documentaries detailing the history of this unique alternative metal band.
This very special bundle is set for UK release 27th May – pre order options now available until 8th April:

 


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