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Tourdaten 2015:

XIV Skulls of Metal Festival
Date: 18 July 2015
Location: Las Escuelas, Andalucia, Spain

Leyendas Del Rock Festival
Date: 8 August 2015
Location: Villena, Spain


Stormzone wurde 2005 in Belfast von Sänger Harv (John Harbinson) gegründet. DieBand nahm ihr Debut Album „Caught in the Act" 2007 auf, kurz nachdem man sicheinen Deal beim UK Rock Label Escape Music gesichert hatte. (Die Platte wurde imselben Jahr auch über Avalon/Marquee in Japan veröffentlicht) Das Album war einegroßartige Hard Rock Scheibe. Eingespielt von einer reinen Studio Band bestehend ausHarv und einigen Freunden.

Erst später im Jahr 2007 wurde das eigentliche Stormzone Line Up komplettiert, manwollte mit dem aktuellen Material touren und möglichst Musiker aus Belfast an Bordhaben. Bekanntester Musiker der neu hinzugekommenen Mitglieder war Drummer DavyBates, der zuvor Schlagzeuger der legendären Belfaster Band Sweet Savage war(diese Band wurde unsterblich als Metallica deren Opus „Killing Time" auf der B-Seitevon „The Unforgiven" coverte.)

Anschließend war Stormzone für 2 Jahre auf Tour, spielte in ganz Europa unteranderem als Support für Y&T, White Lion, Tesla, George Lynch und die LA Guns.Dabei waren auch Festival Dates beim Firefest (UK), Sweden Rock, Lorca Festival(Spanien), ZRock (UK) und Raismesfest (Frankreich). Danach ging man im Sommer2009 wieder ins Studio um das 2. Album „Death Dealer" (produziert v. Neal Kay)aufzunehmen.

Davy Bates schickte die Aufnahmen an Jess Cox / Managing Director von Metal NationLtd.(Jess war Gründungsmitglied der Tygers of Pan Tang und zuvor auch Inhaber vonNeat Records die unter anderem auch 10 Jahre früher das Sweet Savage Album„Killing Time" herausbrachten) Er war dermaßen beeindruckt vom neuen Material das eranbot Stormzone ab sofort zu managen. Kurze Zeit später unterschrieb die Band beiSteamhammer/SPV.

„Death Dealer" bekam großartiges Feedback von Presse und Fans. 2010 spielteStormzone dann mehrere Shows im Vorprogramm von STRYPER und CINDERELLA.Anfang 2011 wurde Gitarrist Chris Polin durch Steve Moore ersetzt, der neben seinerneuen Tätigkeit als Gitarrist der Band auch das neue Album produzierte.Des Weiteren war die Band sehr erfolgreich zu Gast beim Headbangers Open Air undauf dem Wacken Festival 2011.

Am 11. November ist es dann endlich soweit – das neue Album „Zero To Rage" wirdveröffentlicht. Stromzone machen keine Gefangenen und gleich nach dem kurzen Introzu „Where We Belong" ist klar wohin die Reise geht. Die Band liefert auf dem neuenAlbum 12 hochkarätige Melodic Metal Songs ab die ihres gleichen suchen.

in english:
Stormzone were formed as a studio project in 2004, by current and founding vocalist John "Harv" Harbinson. Harbinson had previously enjoyed success in bands such as No Sweat, Den of Thieves (who enjoyed considerable and continuing success in the Japanese rock market), Fastway, and a brief tenure in Sweet Savage. Beginning life as a new creative outlet for Harbinson after a brief break from the rock industry, Harbinson set about recruiting session musicians: drummer Julian Watson, bassist Pete Macken, keyboardist Stephen Prosser (who would later find success as keyboardist for Queen tribute-act Flash Harry), and guitarist Keith Harris, who would continue to work with Harbinson through all subsequent incarnations for the band.



After a tenure with this line-up, which saw the release Caught In The Act, Harbinson decided as a side project to join an Iron maiden tribute band formed by Steven Doherty and Stephen Stranaghan. He joined bassist Graham McNulty, guitarists Steven Doherty and Stephen Stranaghan and brought along long-term bandmate Keith Harris. During rehearsals, the band decided to compose some original material, which led to the realisation of Stormzone's current incarnation as a functioning live band.



In 2008, current drummer Davy Bates (ex-Sweet Savage) replaced Glenn Gray as a stand-in for the "Firefest" festival in Nottingham, England, which led to a permanent slot within the band's line-up. Following extensive live success in Europe, the band decided to record a new album in the vein of their rapidly-evolving classic metal style, having already caught the attention of rock industry producer/DJ Neil Kay, (famed as the man who discovered Iron Maiden) who consequently agreed to co-produce the resulting album, 2010's Death Dealer.



Following Death Dealer and a susbsequent live tour supporting Tesla, and an appearance at 2009's Sweden Rocks Festival guitarist Steve Doherty left the band due to family commitments. He was replaced by 21-year old guitarist Chris Polin, who had been known to the band due to his presence in Belfast metal band Sorrowfall. Six weeks after Doherty's departure, the band were back onstage, supporting Y&T in a sold-out show in Stormzone's home-town of Belfast.



After the departure of Chris Polin in early 2011, Steve Moore joined the band. Having played previously with Riff Master General and Fireland, he has toured with the likes of Kreator and Dragonforce and has appeared on, and engineered, several albums.



After supporting Stryper on the Spanish leg of their 2011 European tour, the band played the W.E.T. stage at Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany. They then set about recording their third album Zero To Rage, which was released by SPV/Steamhammer in November 2011. It was produced by Steve Moore at at FireMachine Studio in Antrim, Northern Ireland.



2012 saw the departure of guitarist Keith Harris, who has subsequently been replaced by David Shields

Their lastalbum, Three Kings was released in September 2013 on Metal Nation Records. An official video for the title track was recorded in August 2013.

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