Shiraz Lane

ORIGIN: FinlandFORMED: 2011LABEL: Frontiers Records
  • MEMBERS:
    • Hannes Kett - Lead Vocals
    • Jani Laine - Lead Guitar
    • Miki Kalske - Rhythm Guitar
    • Joel Alex - Bass
    • Ana Willman - Drums

The story of Shiraz Lane began in 2011 (Vantaa, Finland) as a group of five had an ambition to form a new generation Rock band, through which it could channel its raging creativity and passion for music. After a couple of years of soul searching, the band started to blossom and reach its anticipated potential when the current desirable line-up was solidified in 2015. Shiraz Lane wreaks of creative variety, which resonates through their double-edged guitar sound (produced by lead guitarist Jani Laine and rhythm guitarist Miki Kalske), groovy-yet-solid ground pounding (Ana Willman drums & Joel Alex bass) and the unmistakably high-soaring melodies chanted by lead singer Hannes Kett. Despite their relative youth, they are already veterans of the underground circuit in their homeland and have developed a reputation for being uncompromising, loud, and most of all the genuine article. Although wearing inspiration and paying homage to their predecessors like Aerosmith and Guns N’ Roses, their sound and music is destined to develop into something unique. The “Big Guns” of the modern Rock, such as members from Halestorm, The 69 Eyes, Amorphis, Children Of Bodom, Lordi and Sonic Syndicate, have all described them as being one of the most entertaining bands they have seen in the upcoming Hard Rock scene, bringing a fresh breeze to the table in terms of both compositions and live performance.

Shiraz Lane‘s debut five track EP named “Be The Slave Or Be The Change” was released in the spring of 2015. It was extremely well received by both public and the press and the single ”Mental Slavery” could even be described as an underground hit. Following this mini-record the band has released four EP supporting music videos, toured the biggest national summer festivals and played in Toronto (Canada), Tokyo (Japan) & Wacken Open Air in Germany. In the Autumn of 2015 Shiraz Lane embarked on an extensive national tour, playing the biggest club venues in Finland as a supporting act. The hype culminated with a worldwide record deal with Frontiers Music Srl, which was signed and sealed in September. Although music is not a matter of competition, it might be suitable to list winning the Hard Rock Rising 2014 and Wacken Metal Battle 2015 competitions as past merits. 

Their debut album For Crying Out Loud was released worldwide in April 2016, and it was a success story from the beginning, achieving 6/7 stars in Metal Hammer Germany and a lot of praise by the biggest Finnish music magazine Soundi. The young rockers spent the following Summer playing festivals and packed their gear for a two months long European tour with Lordi in the Fall of 2016, before heading to their first headliner tour in February 2017 in Spain.

Shiraz Lane has been extremely busy throughout the year 2017 composing, producing and recording their second album in collaboration with the Swedish producer-wizard Per Aldeheim. The first single ”Harder To Breathe” was released on October 11th 2017 accompanied by a music video. Straight after the band headed on yet another extensive European conquest opening for Brother Firetribe. The entire album Carnival Days was released on February 23, 2018.

Euge Valovirta

The second single from guitar hero Euge Valovirta (CYHRA, ex-SHINING, GODSPLAGUE, SUBURBAN TRIBE, DRIVE) upcoming solo album has been released. The album, titled “Easy Does It” , will […]

May 21, 2018 by Kris Murias

Finland’s new generation rockers, SHIRAZ LANE, are releasing a new album this Friday, 23rd of February called ‘Carnival Days‘. In celebration, the band will be […]

February 20, 2018 by Slayanys Maniax
Shiraz Lane

The Finnish metal band Shiraz Lane just released their next single The Crown out of the album Carnival Days, which will be released on February 23, […]

February 17, 2018 by Jule Grune
Shiraz Lane

Shiraz Lane will release their new album, “Carnival Days” on February 23, 2018. The band has been extremely busy throughout 2017 composing, producing and recording […]

January 20, 2018 by Jule Grune
DateVenueCityCountryInfoTickets
2018-07-27T15:00:00QstockOuluFinlandInfoTickets
2018-08-18T20:00:00TavastiaHelsinkiFinlandInfoTickets
2018-08-30T20:00:00Fuel Rock ClubCardiffUnited KingdomInfoTickets
2018-08-31T19:30:00RedrumStaffordUnited KingdomInfoTickets
2018-09-01T18:00:00O2 Academy IslingtonLondonUnited KingdomInfoTickets
2018-09-02T19:00:00O2 Academy 2 SheffieldSheffieldUnited KingdomInfoTickets
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Shiraz Lane - Carnival Days

The first time I came across Shiraz Lane was at South Park Festival in Tampere, Finland in 2016. This was a few months after the release of the […]

February 24, 2018 by Jule Grune
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