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Friday, July 27, 2007

Rising Stars - ADRENALINE 101

ADRENALINE 101 are a new band hailing from Switzerland who are making quite a name for themselves already - and in September they will be filling the guest slot for GLENN HUGHES on Glenn's three shows in Spain. (Thanks to the legendary Batttttty for this one)
1. What are you currently up to? (e.g. touring/studio,etc.)
We're currently rehearsing our live set for the upcoming shows with Glenn Hughes in Spain and the shows in Switzerland. On top of that we're writing songs for a full length album which we hope to release early next year.

2. Please give us a brief history of Adrenaline 101 and the style of music
you play, how you got together, who your biggest influences are, and
introduce us to the other bandmembers .
Pascal Luder (Bass), Hens Grubenmann (Guitars) and Reto Wild (Drums) already played together in 1997 when they played for the Swiss band Paganini. Pascal and Reto then moved to Germany for a few years and when they returned they called up Hens to form their own band. After auditioning more than 20 singers they've finally found what they were looking for in the form of Delon Cyclon from the band Bonafide, and shortly after, Mack Schildknecht who we always wanted as a 2nd guitarist joined forces and we started to record our 5 Track EP in our own studio. Adrenaline 101 is a mix of all kinds of rock styles but is best described as New Rock.

3. How easy or difficult has it been to get gigs and promotion for gigs, and what are your views on 'talent show' television programmes such as Pop Idol, The X Factor etc?
Since all of us played in various bands before we all had people we could call to help us out so thankfully it hasn't been too hard yet. As for talent shows... if culture was a tree then shows like Pop Idol would be the dog's piss laying on the ground underneath it.

4. How important do you feel the internet is for promoting your music etc., and what do you think of the proliferation of sites such as MySpace, Bebo Facebook etc?
We found our singer on MySpace , thank God for that!

5. What music do you have available, and where can we find out more about it?
Currently we only have our 5 track EP which you can hear on our MySpace profile which caused kind of a buzz and we're now negotiating with various record labels to put out our debut album.

6. What has been the highlight(s) and lowpoint(s) of your career to date,
and what would you like to achieve ideally by the end of 2007?
A highlight for us was to see how people react to our demo, since we all did it by ourselves not knowing if anyone would like it - and getting back so many postive reactions is a great thing. Another highlight will be our first small tour with Glenn Hughes in Spain and we're all looking forward to that. No lowpoints yet. We hope to get our record released next year and play as many shows as possible.

7. Pascal, you've worked in the music business for quite a few years and have seen bands at all levels of their career, and have worked in front of audiences all over the world. How is the music scene changing? And how do you think it will develop?
That's hard to say. The Internet changed things a lot but since you're not able to download the full all-round experience of actually being at a concert I hope that more people will go out and catch a great band on stage LIVE.

8. What has been your most rocknroll moment so far?
Getting the mastered version of our EP back and then getting wasted listening to it.

9. What do you all like doing in your spare time?
Since we all still have to work in day jobs, our spare time is used entirely for the band . No rest for the wicked!

10. Please give a message to your fans.
We hope to see all of you at our upcoming shows and have a blast together. Join us for the ride!


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