Block Buster

Wed
12
Jun

BLOCK BUSTER Debut 'Losing Gravity' Out Sept 13

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Friday, September 13, 2019
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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of Block Buster's debut album, “Losing Gravity” on September 13, 2019. The band has released their debut single and music video, 'Move', view it NOW!
 
Block Buster are an up and coming band from the Finnish hard rock scene and one of the newest signings to Frontiers’ New Breed roster. Young, full of energy, and ready to carry the rock ‘n roll torch into the future, Block Buster are yet another gem from the robust Nordic hard rock scene. Mainly influenced by rock music from the 70's and the 80's along with a good dose of current rock bands, the band's debut "Losing Gravity” is a healthy mixture of these various influences.
 
The band says, "Our style is a combination of many things. We grew up listening to "classic" rock, but we also like many of today's artists from different genres, who tend to influence us just as much. So, we guess it's a mixture of modern and retro. We like to think the result is quite fresh, as we don't really try to recreate the sound of the 70's or the 80's, we rather want to sound like a 21st century band.
All in all, we just play rock music."
 
If you're going to a Block Buster show, you will witness an energetic, loud, sweaty & skull crushing rock 'n' roll spectacle performed by four young men having the best time of their lives. See below for upcoming tour dates!
 
 
Tracklist:
1. Out In The City
2. Gone By The Morning
3. Flammable
4. Back From The Shadows
5. Losing Gravity
6. Sweet Mary Jane (Album Version)
7. Somebody To Shock Me
8. Walking Like A Dog
9. Move
10. Would You Do It Again
11. Bulletproof (Bonus Track)
 
Produced by: Johnny Jonas
 
Line-up:
Aarni Metsäpelto - Lead vocals & Guitar
Jaakko Metsäpelto - Drums & Vocals
Joonas Arppe - Bass & Vocals
Elias Salo - Lead Guitar & Vocals
 
Confirmed tour dates:
14.6. Rock In The City, Kuopio - FI*
29.6. Virgin Oil, Helsinki - FI
5.7. Rock In The City, Rauma - FI*
6.7. One Pint Pub, Helsinki - FI*
12.7. Rock In The City, Lahti - FI*
13.7. Sataman Helmi, Kuopio - FI*
19.7. Rock In The City, Kouvola - FI*
25.7. Kuopiorock, Kuopio - FI
26.7. Cape Fear Meeting, Tuusniemi - FI
2.8. Rock In The City, Lappeenranta - FI*
16.8. Rock In The City, Joensuu - FI*
13.9. Henry's Pub, Kuopio - FI
14.9. Kerubi, Joensuu - FI
27.9. Rock House Kulma, Kajaani - FI
2.-5.10. Lost In Music, Tampere - FI
5.10. On The Rocks, Helsinki - FI
16.11. Tuiskula/Nivala, Nivala - FI
*Acoustic shows
 
 
Fri
01
Feb

Frontiers Signs Finnish Hard Rockers BLOCK BUSTER

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Formed in Kuopio, Finland by brothers Aarni & Jaakko Metsäpelto while they were still in junior high, Block Buster spent their teenage years honing their sound and identity. While still in the midst of not being of legal age to play clubs and instead tearing it up at local backyard and basement parties to their sixteen - seventeen year old friends, the band suddenly found themselves being chosen to open for Bon Jovi at Helsinki Olympic Stadium. Since then, Block Buster have been honing their craft playing gigs at festivals and those clubs they are now legally allowed to enter, while also releasing an EP and two singles which have created a nice buzz in the Finnish rock scene and drew the interest of Frontiers.
 
"All of us in Block Buster feel totally energized to have signed a worldwide deal with one of the truest ROCK labels on the planet, Frontiers Music. It's taken years of hard work to have built up a great team around the band and now we have all the right machinery behind us to push us to the next level. Our first album, "Losing Gravity" will be released on Frontiers worldwide in 2019 and it is going to be a great year for Block Buster. Please join us on the next stage of our rock 'n roll journey!"
 
Inspired by the sounds of classic hard rock pioneers while adding a modern “retro” approach, Block Buster are ready to break out from their Nordic homeland on to the world stage.
 
Line-up:
Aarni Metsäpelto - Lead vocals & Guitar 
Jaakko Metsäpelto - Drums & Vocals 
Joonas Arppe - Bass & Vocals 
Elias Salo - Lead Guitar & Vocals
 
 
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