SMAXONE, the new Danish band featuring Michael Bøgballe (vocals) and Brian "Brylle" Rasmussen (drums) from MNEMIC and Casper Skafte (guitar) and Claus Lillelund (vocals) from ELOPA, have inked a deal with Scarlet Records. The group's debut album, "Regression", is scheduled for release in August.
Commented Casper: "We have known Scarlet Records for a long time since fellow Danes INVOCATOR and HATESPHERE, among others, have released several records through this dedicated hard 'n' heavy Italian label and we have only heard good about it! We are now looking forward to present the music to the world and we can't wait to get out on the road to meet all you guys and play you some neck-breakin' music!!
Regarding the band's musical direction, a press release states, "The basic idea of SMAXONE is to keep the music as personal and original as possible. The clean and unique voice of Claus mixed with the screaming of Michael creates a varied and extremely interesting sound: from hard grinding metalriffs to the more atmospheric rock-ballad approach, with modern elements as electronic samples, breakbeats and synthesizers. Let's say that FEAR FACTORY, Devin Townsend and FAITH NO MORE got a meeting in Denmark!"
SMAXONE recording lineup:
Claus Lillelund - Clean Vocals
Michael Bøgballe - Distorted Vocals
Casper Skafte - Guitar, Bass, Synths
Brian Brylle Rasmussen – Drums
SMAXONE live lineup:
Claus lillelund - Vocals
Michael Bøgballe - Vocals
Casper Skafte - Guitar
Brian Brylle Rasmussen - Drums
Obeast - Bass
Morten Sandager - Keys And Synths
Lars Jelsbak - Rhythm Guitar