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Troubled Horse

From: Örebro, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Troubled Horse news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Troubled Horse To Release "Revolution On Repeat"

Sweden's Troubled Horse announced a new studio offering entitled "Revolution On Repeat." The album will be issued on March 31st via Rise Above Records.

Like anything worth a damn, heavy music only thrives when it aims to keep moving. Whether growing through crazy acts of evolution or simply by letting the cultural winds drive countless small, incremental changes, the greatest bands are rarely accused of letting the grass grow under their feet. And in the wild and wayward world of undiluted, old school heavy metal and rock'n'roll, Sweden's Troubled Horse are a living, breathing, balls-out example of how change must always be harnessed to make things bigger, better and more exhilarating.

Formed in 2003 in Örebro (also home to Witchcraft), the Horse crew erupted into the consciousness of riff-worshippers everywhere with a low-key seven-inch vinyl release in 2010, and then the debut album "Step Inside," which was released by Rise Above Records in 2012. An invigorating whirlwind of spiky garage rock, propulsive psychedelia and thunderous, overdriven soul-meets-doom riffing, Step Inside showcased a band with little interest in current or nostalgic trends, instead revelling in a consciously classic but undeniably fresh new take on the most revered and ageless of musical components.

"We're not locked into a certain genre," says frontman Martin Heppich. "We allowed ourselves to explore all kinds of music for inspiration, and then we mix down all ideas into the Troubled Horse grinder! I have always had an idea of what Troubled Horse should be musically since I started the band many years ago, so maybe I come across as some kind of a dictator! What makes us unique in this genre is that we don't really care if we're accepted into the type of 'exclusive retro rock community' which a lot of times is just ridiculous with all their rules of what's considered 'true' and 'cool'. If we want to mix doom with punk rock and country music - we'll do it! We want to create something new, not stare too much into what's already been done." More...

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Witchcraft Drops Off Orchid Tour

Witchcraft was set to hit the road with Orchid on April 26th, but the band has now posted the following message online about canceling the run:

"We are sad to announce that due to serious health issues the upcoming tour has been cancelled. We are very sorry about this but hope you all understand that health always must come first. Love Witchcraft.

"Orchid and Free Fall will still do the tour and Troubled Horse with members from Witchcraft will join them instead!" More...

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Troubled Horse Streaming "Another Man's Name"

In preparation for the release of the band's new album on November 19th, Sweden's Troubled Horse has unveiled another new song from "Step Inside." Decibel Magazine has partnered up with Metal Blade/Rise Above for the exclusive stream of "Another Man's Name." Check out the song right here.

Step Inside, as described by Terrorizer Magazine, "comprises elements of '60's soul and '70's rock, culminating in some seriously catchy songs." The previously posted first single from the album, "One Step Closer to My Grave," can be heard now at this location. Metal Blade Records also commented:

"Troubled Horse is a hotly-tipped heavy garage rock band from Orebro, Sweden. A town that brought us a second wave of vitally cool hard rock bands such as Witchcraft and Graveyard. Coincidentally, Troubled Horse features three members of the original Witchraft line-up, one of which (bassist Ola Henriksson) is still a current member. Lead guitarist John Hoyles parted ways from Witchcraft a few years ago to concentrate on his other band, Spiders and these frantic rockers, of course. More...

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Troubled Horse Streaming New Track

Swedish heavy rock act Troubled Horse is streaming the new track "One Step Closer To My Grave." The song appears on the band's forthcoming release "Step Inside," which is scheduled for release on November 5, 2012 (EU) and November 20, 2012 (North America) through Metal Blade Records. The launch page for pre-orders can be found at this location.

The track list for "Step Inside" is as follows:

1. Tainted Water
2. Bring My Horses Home
3. Sleep In Your Head
4. Another Mans Name
5. All Your Fears
6. One Step Closer To My Grave
7. Sherleen
8. As You Sow
9. Don´t Lie
10. I've Been Losing

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