NEW MECANICA - No Straight Lane

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Heavy Riffs, Driving Bass & Melodic Choruses, Portuguese Rock/ Metal Sensations NEW MECANICA are back!

Coming from Barreiro, the band NEW MECANICA, originally named Drift Away, formed in the summer of 97 and was influenced by traditional heavy metal music with a hint of gothic. In the year 2000, the band worked on their sonority and left past works behind. They changed their name to Reset.

In early 2001, the group went into the Boom studios, from the Cabral brothers and located in Corroios, to record 3 songs fortheir first demo-cd - ‘’S.Y.T’’, ‘’Breaking the Law’’ and ‘’The Search’’. After a couple of gigs, the band recorded a 5-track demo-cd entitled ‘’Freedom’’ at the Floyd studios, in November 2003. ‘’Sorry’, ‘’Freedom’’, ‘’A Matter of Pride’’, ‘’Regret’’ and ‘’Know’’ all part of their second demo produced by Nuno Loureiro(Painstruck lead singer and guitarist) and by the band itself. ‘’Freedom’’ showed a more direct and aggressive sound from Reset.

In 2004/2005, the band promoted ‘’Freedom’’ and ended up being selected to six music competitions taking place in Setubal, Alenquer, Almada, Fafe, Bragança and Anadia. They went on to record a music video for ‘’A Matter of Pride’’, participated in theBody board documentary ‘’Hotspots’’ with 3 of their songs and played several gigs in their hometown, Setubal and the Algarve.

In 2007, the band went back to the studio, this time to record their debutalbum ‘‘Love&Hate’’. With 8 songs - ‘’Remember’’, ‘’Love&Hate’’, ‘’Rise’’, ‘’Lonely’’, ‘’Fire Desire’’, ‘’Game of Lies’’, ‘’Lunacy’’ and ‘’You and I’’ – the album was produce by producer extraordinaire Daniel Cardoso (Anathema, Headcontrol System) and by the band. This work can be described as intense, vigorous, and strong, with powerful melodies and emotional lyrics. That same year, the band played several gigs and came second in the 3º SetúbalModern Music Competition.

In 2008, the band changed their name to NEW MECANICA and, in March, signed with English record label Casket Music/Copro Records to launch ‘’Love&Hate’’ in July. The ‘‘Lonely’’ music video (directed by Vítor Guerreiro and Afonso Pimentel) played on repeat at the ‘Headbangers Ball’ program in the Portuguese MTV channel.

Several gigs throughout the country followed and in 2010, NEW MECANICA started preparing for their new record, however the process was delayed by a couple of changes to their line up. In 2015, the band made a come back to the stages and started promoting their new album ‘’No Straight Lane’’. This 8-track record– ‘’4 Times’’, ‘’Play the Madmen’’, ‘’Shallow’’, ‘’Beyond Lies’’, ‘’Passage’’, ‘’The Righteous’’, ‘’Offspring’’, and ‘’Unborn’’ - was produced by the band and mix & mastered at The Pentagon AM studios by Fernando Matias ([F.E.V.E.R.], Sinistro).

Members
Dinho - Vocals |André - Guitar | Pepe - Guitar | PH - Bass |Vítor - Drums
Discography
"demo #1" Demo-CD 2001 | "Freedom" Demo-CD 2004 | "Love&Hate" CD 2008 | "No Straight Lane" CD// DigiRelease 2016

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released December 10, 2016

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