Artist: 21 Octayne
are 21 Octayne? Well they are Hagen Grohe (The Joe Perry Project)
on vocals, Marco Wriedt (Axxis) on guitars, Alex Landenburg (Rhapsody)
on drums and completing this very impressive line up Andrew “The
Bullet” Lauer on bass.
why sway away from my normal album reviews to review a single? Well
quite simply when something is this good and gives us a taste of the
forthcoming album 'Into The Open', well this is something definitely
worth shouting about!
a brief history of the band in the summer of 2008 Marco and Alex first
met when Axxis were looking for a new drummer. The chemistry between the two was so strong
during the three years Alex was in Axxis (he played on the band's Utopia
album), that Alex sent Marco a message stating that they should form a band
together some day, and so the first seeds of 21 Octayne were planted.
with Alex and Andrew being long time pals, the three first got together
in 2010 and so the seeds started to sprout. So the musicians had
formed, but all that was needed was a vocalist and Andrew threw the name
of Hagen into the mix, a phone call later and a jam of all four members
and the sprout had become a full blown plant and the first fruit of the
band is the single 'The Heart (Save Me)'.
single is a catchy melodic slice of Hard Rock, with the band taking all
their influences and experiences and producing a wonderful single that
thunders on through courtesy of Landenburg and Lauer massive rhythm
section, with Wriedt towering riffs building from the off, all capped by
the wonderful vocals of Grohe. If this is just a taste of the new
album then I for one can't wait for its release.
Heart (Save Me)' has already had a major impact on the bands native
Germany’s Amazon Hard Rock charts hitting it right between the eyes on
the number one slot, which just goes to show you, it's not just us that
think this song is something pretty special.
band have already announced support slots with Pink Cream 69 in January
2014 and quite frankly, if this single is anything to go by, then the
world will very soon be their oyster. Be sure to check this
band out either on Facebook (www.facebook.com/21octayne ) or via their
official website (www.21octayne.com).
single is available via now Amazon and iTunes.
by: Barry McMinn
1. The Heart (Save Me)
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