It´s out!

September 8, 2011 - Leave a Response

The first to singles from our upcoming album are out! “This Is A Story” and “Just Watch Me” are songs that we have been playing live for some while and had the privilege to record earlier this year. They can be found on iTunes, AmazonMP3, Spotify and a slew of other online services now. We wont be making any hard copies, so anyone who wants the songs on CD will have to wait for sometime next year, when we plan to release a full length CD!

 

 

The past, the now and the new.

July 9, 2011 - Leave a Response

So here’s the deal.. this week we got the first mixes of our 2 singles.. and all I wanna do is show them to you guys! You’re gonna love them. The sound is somewhat different than the “broken wings EP”… you’ll know what I’m talking about when you hear them.. but it’s more in your face. They will be available to stream on Spotify and Last fm as well as available to buy on itunes and other online music stores. These 2 songs will only be available online for the time being.. no hard copy to buy.. you guys would have to wait until next year for a hard copy in hand when our very first full length album will be released! 😉

In the mean time we have had an official farewell party for our former drummer Henrik who we have played together with for 6 years.. at the same time we’re also in the process of trying out a new drummer this weekend. We’ll keep you posted with more. =)

 

Henrik’s son Ozzy attacking Leah! 

 

Graz and Baby Ozzy

 

Bye bye Henrik. 

 

Simon

 

 

Rolf!

12 hours!

May 27, 2011 - Leave a Response

This weekend we are playing at what seems like a small and cozy festival on the swedish countryside.. Finspång and the 12hours festival! You can see an interview in swedish here. Its the first gig after our amazing Germany/Austria tour so we are looking forward to being on stage again. And its the first gig without Henrik so we are going to do it with guest drummer Anton from Act Like This.

Nothing lasts forever.

May 6, 2011 - Leave a Response

After 6 awesome years of being the drummer in Scarlet Drop my time has finally come to an end. When the band started I wasn’t married or a father, and I was able to dedicate loads of my time to the band. Now I’m both a husband and a father of 2 children so my priorities have changed, the band is constantly moving further to it’s goal and I feel like I’m slowing it down. My decision to quit the band wasn’t at all easy, but it was for the best for everyone.

My time in Scarlet Drop has been memorable and fun.
Some great moments in particular our trip to Egypt, Malta and Germany. Undoubtably the recent tour which ended with recording songs in the studio. I’m going to miss being part of the band and everyone I meet when we have shows, but maybe one day we will meet again, at least I hope so.

Last but not least I want to wish Scarlet Drop good luck and God’s blessing. Thank you Simon, Graziella and Leah for these 6 years of being a part of the band and of your life.

For us Henrik leaving us wasn’t a surprise, its something we have been openly talking about for quite a while.. It is sad but fully understandable and I do support Henrik’s decision.. It really feels like a new chapter for the band now, the tour was amazing and changed our perspectives and gave us a boost of energy and we are really hopeful about the new adventures coming up! Sadly these will be without Henrik and hence the first adventure is finding a new drummer.. But thank you Henrik for being an awesome band mate musically and socially and we´ll always have awesome memories of “back in the days”! 🙂

I hate Goodbyes.. they’re never good. But everything comes to end at some point we just have to face it,  deal with it and move on. I think it’s going to be hard to find someone to replace Henrik, it’s not just music that the new drummer will replace but how he /she is with us on tour/shows and in the band room. Everything works together. Thanks Henrik for a great years you will be missed!

This sucks!! but as Simon mentioned.. it was no surprise. Henrik will be dearly missed. I think he’ll miss picking on me for no particular reason, and I will have to start all over again with how I should communicate all my drum ideas to the next drummer. hehe. Scarlet Drop is what it is because of the four of us who started it six years ago, and I’m curious to see how the band will develop and sound like once the new drummer kicks in.

In the mean time I wish Henrik all the best in all he does, and hopefully now he can spend more time with his family. I would also like to thank Anna his wife for the support and patience she’s had over the last few years. We love you for that Anna. With this chapter closed, let’s take a deep breathe, gather our thoughts and open the fresh new pages to a new SD chapter.

Getting ready for 7-show tour of Germany and Austria!

April 23, 2011 - One Response

Finally we’re just a day away from going on tour! TOTALLY HYPED! it’s going to be a new experience for us in Scarlet Drop and we’re really excited to be with Sacrety and Frequency and sharing this whole experience with them. After the tour we will go to the Studio at TinRoof and record a single!!!! YAY a new song for you guys to hear on repeat till you hate it! =P We’re going to try upload videos while on tour. note the word “TRY” hehehe. Anyways we got to do a few more thigns before we fly out to Germany but really looking forward to being there and rockin out. Much love ❤

Balinger Rock Festival!

April 6, 2011 - Leave a Response

Last weekend we performed at one of our largest shows ever, in Balingen in the south of Germany with approx. 1200 in the crowd!

We had a really good time, save some technical problems that seem to haunt us whenever we need them the least! 😛 Also out travelling schedule was intense even compared to our own absurd standards but it was basically gig in sweden friday night, travel all night straight after show, interviews and another gig all saturday, travel back hom straight after gig again.. All in all i think we managed to sleep 6-8 hours those 2 days, most if it chopped up in 15 minute segments!

From our friends at WalnutTV, here is a video where we feature with both interviews, acoustic, and stage performance:

This is what we’re currently listening to, how about you?

January 29, 2011 - Leave a Response

– As I Lay Dying- Powerless Rise
A CD that I’ve been listening to recently is As I Lay Dying’s latest album. It is both heavy, brutal and melodic. I don’t usually listen to this type of metal but this band and this post is an exception. I love the drums, and the heavy guitars.

Nightwish-End of and era
Nigtwish are kings of melodic hard rock. End of era can be seen as the best they have made so far and I love the energy, the fat sound and strong melodies. Tarja’s vocals are of course also something that should not be forgotten.

– Stevie Wonder-Live at last
I can’t say that I have listened much to Stevie Wonder,  but after watching the DVD “Live at last” I was mindblown by what I saw. The extremely skilled musicians are a delight to listen to and the drummer’s solo parts makes me feel like newbie! It’s funny that a rocker can be surprised by other music than metal!

Albums.. For me the term is a bit archeological since i listen to music exclusively on mp3-players and streaming services.. So why then sort songs into packages of 10-15 songs? The only reason people are in the habit of doing that it used to be necessary to cram said songs into a disc of some sort.. In a few years, when CDs are completely gone, I don’t think anyone will be talking about albums.. Artists will probably will probably release songs continuously, a song every other month or so!

So my list of albums is not really so focused on albums:-)
The last couple of months I found Horse the Band and their lovely nintendo-core, which was right up my alley as both a nintendo 8-bit and hardcore aficionado! The albums vary in quality but i still listen to songs from all of them.

Also i need to mention crazy hard and weird band The Chariot.. Their weird music both confuses and amuses me! Finally, for those cozy nights at home.. I like Melody Gardot, with very soothing Norah Jones-type jazz. Hm.. Didnt even mention any album name.. Guess cause they are irrelevant! 🙂

The only time i actually plug in into my mp3 player is when I’m in the gym.

I find working out to Paramore’s latest album works.. at least the fast songs on it. All the slow songs i find somewhat distracting and i lose inspiration to keep up so as much as Careful, Ignornance and Brick by boring brick keep my tempo up i immmediatly go to Demon Hunter to the rescue and I have both Storm The Gates of Hell” and “Triptych” on there and by golly i’m loosing calories like nobodies business!!! BEST WORK OUT music EVER! I recommend it if you need a good boost! Otherwise the most I digest in a day and my friends it’s not by choice is MIX MEGAPOL, a local radio station here that plays Lady freakin Gaga to classics like Sting, Michael Jackson and Backstreet Boys.. so my poor music soul is listening to mainstream which is unhealthy if you play in a metal band. Don’t get me wrong, I do like mainstream music and I very music appreciate the art that goes behind it but I get sooooooooo friggin bored with the same hits overplayed it does my head in. But if this blog is about the music I digest lately… this is it!

I’ve been high on 3 albums lately! This is what’s been constantly on repeat on my spotify app!

In this moment – A Star-Crossed Wasteland (2010) >> Heavy guits, sexy vocals and screams, melodious!

Flyleaf- Memento Mori (2010)>> Passionate, brilliant lyrics and creative!

Straight Line Stitch- When Skies Wash Ashore (2008)>> Raw, brutal riffs, sick screams!

What happened in 2010.. and what’s coming up in 2011!

January 9, 2011 - Leave a Response

It’s been a while since we last wrote.. but I promise.. we’re alive and doing well!A very belated Happy New Year to you all!!! ^__^

2010 was a great year! We started out with a few small shows in Sweden, and we took part in Popkorn, a local battle of the bands, and made it to the finals. Great publicity and promotion!

The month of May took us to Egypt and that was an experience we’ll never forget! We witnessed some of the best crowds ever and the Egyptians were totally excited and hyped for our shows!! ROCK ON EGYPT! \ ,, / .. we hope to see you again soon…

2010 also brought to us our awesome booking manager Johannes Radtke! We love you man.. you’re the best!!

July took us to Berlin to share the stage with our very dear friends from Kill Her First, and in October we traveled to Germany another three times for some great shows that introduced us to some very amazing people!

Music + Message in Sersheim was out of the box.. our merch stand had people for 2 hours straight.. and we sold out everything and got to talk to many fans. Loved it! The people we lived with made our stay even better, and we look forward to being there again this October 9th, 2011 !!!!

Rock the North 2010 was a great experience! We met some wonderful people and made some new friends! Got interviewed by Walnut TV and met the very friendly members from American band The Letter Black, as well as the creative German boys from Kurfürst!

Our friend, Anton Hinterlach was our reserve drummer for two shows in Germany and we thought he did a great job! Two thumbs up Ant!

As for 2011.. we’re starting on some new songs tomorrow! AND.. get ready for the big stuff! A 10 day tour in Germany in April with our close friends Sacrety, as well as Freequency!  Book your dates now and be sure to take everyone you know with you!

We’ll also be playing at the Balinger festival with american bands like Spoken and Everyday Sunday! Keep yourselves posted on our myspace.

In the mean time.. keep in touch, spread the news and prepare yourselves for a good year!

/ Leah from SD

October 19, 2010 - Leave a Response

Hey guys!

We’re so excited about our upcoming show,”Rock the North” in Leer Germany. We get to play with our friends from Sacrety and a cool American band The Letter black. The past 2 shows in Germany (Lauter and Sersheim) were awesome! We want to thank everyone who were involved in making them such great shows. A special thank you to Anton Hinterlach who subbed for Henrik, you’re an awesome drummer/performer and we wish you well with your band!

For more information about Rock The North go to http://www.rockthenorth.de/

About the tee designs, there was a misunderstanding with what was what and we put the wrong ones up LOL! sorry about that. We’ll fix that problem right away and put the possible designs up soon. Our merch got sold out at our last show  and we’ve had a panic situation and had to design not only tees, but pins and somehow there was a mix up. This happens when everyone works, with an active band. Not easy I tell ya =)

Anyways, thanks for the support we love you guys and hope to meet you at one of our shows!

Egypt video blog uploaded

September 7, 2010 - Leave a Response

It seems late to post a videoblog from may in september but thats how fast we are with video editing:-) This time we did it ourselves also, while previously we had a friend doing it…

Cool thing about this trip was that for once the footage was not 90% us sitting around in some car in Germany or Sweden talking to the camera about how bored we are 🙂 We actually did other stuff around the shows like visit the pyramids (of course) but also an improvised football game, shopping and swimming!

People there were amazing to us and the audience was amazing so we are so pleased we got to do this and hope to go back!