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Sunday, 19 February 2012 22:00 | Written by Marc 'Lazy Rocker' Schneiders |
YOUNG, WILD & FREE
ACT: ALL I KNOW
EVENT: SUPPORT ACT FOR ROOM 13
GENRE: MELODIC HARD ROCK
VENUE: DE KLINKER
CITY: AARSCHOT, BELGIUM
The Belgium melodic hard rock band All I Know self-released their debut album 'Vanity Kills' in 2008. Andrew McNiece of MelodicRockRecords was impressed and signed them for a worldwide release of the album in 2010. The band also caught famous producer Beau Hill's attention. He mixed the track "Rain" which eventually was released as single. The re-release also caught my attention and I was hoping I could catch the band live on stage soon. Finally in January 2012 I got that chance as they had to play in Aarschot, Belgium.
The clock almost strikes 9 as the young band enters the stage and starts with the energetic "All Nite Long" followed by the rockers "Sweet 17" and "Into Your Heart". To my ears it sounded really great, but I had the feeling the band was not completely comfortable on stage during the first songs. Of course as a support act it's always hard to win the audience. On this night it was even harder as the main act Room 13 is more of an alternative rock sounding band. But All I Know have to play as much as possible to get experienced. They are a young band with much potential, that's for sure.
The band got warmed up for the 2nd part of their show. "I Need You" is a killer track and live on stage even better. Lead vocalist Ward is blessed with a great unique voice but for "Bad Boy" it is guitar player Michael who handles the lead vocal parts. The set ends with "Rain". One of the band's finest tunes. Tonight played with some fantastic guitar solos.
The follow-up of the debut album is now in pre-production. As I said the band has a lot of potential so I am sure they will manage to top "Vanity Kills". If they get more experienced they'll be the next big thing in the melodic hard rock scene!!
01. All Nite Long
02. Sweet 17
03. Into Your Heart
05. I Need You
06. Bad Boy
07. Turn Back Time
08. Burn It Up
All I Know is:
Ward D. - vocals/guitars
Michael N. - guitars/vocals
Amély M. - bass guitar
Main act this evening was the Belgium band Room 13. What does this band sound like? Well, with their own words: Take some Velvet Revolver and Guns & Roses. Add a little STP or Nickelback. Blend it and mix it up with some Led Zep or Alter Bridge.
On stage this foursome brings an energetic rock show and clearly enjoy the interaction with their audience. Although I wasn't familiar with their work I enjoyed their show, especially the guitar parts.