Ankor (ESP)

Ankor (ESP)
David Romeu (Guitar, Back Vocals), Fito Martínez (Guitar [since 2011]), Javier "Rubio" Casanova (Keyboard), Alberto Muñoz (Vocals, Bass), Jessie Williams (Vocals [since 2014]), Jordi Vidal (Drums, Violin), José "Josy" Alracón (Bass), Rosa De La Cruz (Vocals [2003-2014]), Dani Luces (Vocals), Juan "Expo" Expósito (Guitar [2003-2011])

Ankor is an alternative metal band with the female front singer/screamer Jessie Williams (Bristol, UK) the drummer girl Ra Tache (Brazil), David Romeu and Fito Martínez (Catalonia) formed in Tarragona (Barcelona, Spain) in 2003, when its members were only around 14 years old.

More than 10 years later, with 4 albums on their backs and spread worldwide, they are nowadays one of the Spanish references in this genre. In January 2015 they were chosen best newcomer band by the readers of the oldest and most prestigious rock magazine in Spain and South America: La Heavy (Heavy Rock/ Kerrang) First edited album: Al Fin Descansar (2007), sung in Spanish and distributed by Santo Grial Productions in Spain, and by Rock Stakk Records in Japan.

An album where critics agreed on the great future they had ahead, by their youth (18/19 years old) and that took them to be “Top 5” sales in the chain stores Media Markt in Spain and get “sold out” in Japan in the first week of sales. Second album and change to English: My Own Angel (2011), was the confirmation of Ankor in Spain and the first incursion in Europe, where the album was edited worldwide by the German Company STF-Records and took the band to make a tour with more tan 50 dates, taking part in festivals with worldwide known bands like Guns N’ Roses, Marilyn Manson or Nightwish, and participating in an aborad festival for the first time (Turku, Finland). My Own Angel was chosen best album of the year in countries like Spain, Norway, Greece and Germany. Third album, consecration and national reference: Last Song For Venus (2013) was a revolution as for sound and aesthetics of rock done in Spain and Europe, where the band has managed to be known as one of the revelations of the year, getting many distinctions for a completely auto- produced and auto-financed wor. A fresh, modern and varied work that has gained followers of the genre, but even more important, also not the typical rock & metal followers, managing to get close to all audiences by the captivating, energetic and emotional music of the band, which they have successfully presented throughout 15 shows in their national headliner tour Get On The Winner Tour (2014/2015). ANKOR’s new album, called ‘Beyond the Silence of These Years’, (May 12th 2017) it’s mixed by Dan Korneff (A Day To Remember, Paramore, Pierce The Veil, Mayday Parade, Papa Roach, Breaking Benjamin...) of Sonic Debris Studios, New York, and mastered by Ted Jensen of Sterling Sound (NY), the most renowned mastering engineer of the world (Avenged Sevenfold, Bring Me The Horizon, Muse, Green Day...) The band will be playing the album for first time over the world: Spain, United Kingdom, Japan México, Italy, France, Germany...


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