The week, the Loudini Hard Rock and Metal Circus turns it's attention to the world of filmmaker David Fincher. With films like Se7en, Zodiac, and Fight Club how are Lily, Keith and Loudini going to put them in any kind of order that makes sense. Tears may be shed, but you do not want to miss this week's podcast! Featured Loudini Artists: Greta Van Fleet Thundermother Reign of Z
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Greta Van Fleet
Firing twin barrels of arena-rock muscle and moving melodies, Greta Van Fleet is a modern rock & roll band rooted in the genre's strongest traditions: super-sized hooks, raw riffage and the sweeping vocals of a front man who was born to wail.
The four-piece formed in Frakenmuth, Michigan, just outside of Detroit, where 20 year-old twin brothers Josh and Jake Kiszka began playing shows with their 17 year-old younger brother, Sam, and 17 year-old family friend Danny Wagner. Holding their practices in the Kiszka family garage and road-testing their songs onstage throughout Michigan, the four became a band of brothers whose songs mix classic chops with the thrill of teenage angst.
From sing-along choruses to fiery guitar solos, Greta Van Fleet rounds up a highlight reel of rock & roll heroics. These guys aren't revivalists; they're looking ahead, breathing new life into a sound that's blasted out of car dashboards and living room stereos for decades.
ABI - Aaron Frank
Robert Johnson, Howlin Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Willie Dixon, Albert Collins
Heidi Robinson Fitzgerald
Marc Geiger, Ron Opaleski, Mike Rosenfeld, Alex Bramwell
Thundermother are back with three new members and keeps on fighting for their music with the new single “We Fight For Rock N Roll” that will be released through Despotz Records June 12th.
The guitarist and founder, Filippa Nässil, started Thundermother in 2009 and since then the band has launched two albums and played hundreds of shows. They’ve been on the road with artists such as Michael Monroe, W.A.S.P, D-A-D and Danko Jones and had a sold out headline tour in Europe last year.
The former line-up with Clare Cunningham, Tilda Stenqvist, Giorgia Carteri and Linda Ström was formed in 2013 and when the four members decided to leave Thundermother in the spring 2017 Filippa was determined to keep on playing with singer Guernica Mancini, bass player Sara Pettersson and drummer Emlee Johansson.
"This is a new beginning. We’ll fight for our passion for as long as we can. We fight for rock n roll!" // Thundermother
Guernica Mancini is the soul rock singer from Lund in southern Sweden who previously lived in Los Angeles where she was the singer in the band Souls On 11 together with Jeff Young (Megadeth). In 2012 she moved back to Sweden and started working on her own solo-project and later she founded the band Royal Ruckus. Filippa’s request about singing in Thundermother fortunately came just when Royal Ruckus had a hard time with a band member drop off and a cancelled tour and Guernica was ready for a new challenge. After an intense time in Stockholm auditioning and recording Guernica was the new singer in Thundermother.
The bass player, Sara Pettersson from Märsta in Sweden was an obvious choice since she and Filippa already played together in their side project Hifly. Sara is a great musician who previously has played the violin, guitar, contrabass and piano. Except for classic rock she’s also very passionate about progressive rock and has played in bands such as In Spiritside Dreaming, Shewolf and GUSH.
Emlee Johansson is the drummer from Falköping in Sweden who’s also had guitar as her main instrument and she is currently studying at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. She has previously played in bands such as Vision, Frantic Amber and Spitchic. She first met Filippa when they played at the same stage at Sweden Rock Festival a few years ago. After a successful audition for Thundermother the new line-up was complete.
They had their first show together at Debaser Strand in Stockholm May 24th and were immediately acclaimed by their fans and praised by the amazed critics during one of the best Thundermother shows to this date. Their summer is booked up with at least 17 shows in Europe at festivals such as Wacken Open Air and European Bike Week.
Reign of Z
Reign of Z is high-octane metal from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reign of Z is a culmination of years of experience and a drive to move forward. With all the members having extensive time put into their craft, they were able to craft a sonic identity that will ensure their place in music for years to come and make Reign of Z a household name.