River of Souls
'River OF Souls' Is the latest album from the hard rockers Lyckwyd. Perched atop the spire of rock, waiting for the next chance to attack. The live show that Lyckwyd puts on is like no other, be sure to check the links to their sponsors, you will be amazed. 'River Of Souls' has been 3 years in the making, taking extra time to let the dust settle after a preliminary release as 'River Of Souls S.E.' (Special edition) produced for the Bonnie Screams Haunted Ghost Town event in Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas Nevada. Now remastered and polished, these songs will only leave you wanting more Lyckwyd!! Read on for the band bio. Lyckwyd is: Todd Anson - Bass &Vocals Mike Nelson - Guitars Travis Fox - Drums If there is one trio that possesses the essential elements necessary to break big in the metal scene, it's Eugene Oregon's Lyckwyd. With the razor sharp hooks contained in their latest E.P. 'RIVER OF SOULS S.E.', Lyckwyd is postured to set the northwest on fire within The New Wave of American Heavy Metal. As any metalhead is well aware of, the 80s saw the invasion of British metal acts, Iron Maiden and Venom among them, deemed the 'New Wave Of British Heavy Metal' or 'NWOBHM.' Lyckwyd will be among the charge of NWOAHM on domestic shores. Lyckwyd, which takes it's unique name from a normal word (liquid) spelled phonetically to respond to any internet search engine, has established a solid, dedicated, and vast fan base with 2006s 'LIES'. Performing with such bands as 'AVID', 'THE SAMMUS THEORY', and a gigantic host of local talent, Lyckwyd has made a permanent mark on the northwest. A unique experience, Lyckwyd has a full wireless compliment that engages even the most stand offish fans right in their seats. There is no way to escape Lyckwyd. In late 2008, Lyckwyd embarked on a 3 day, 16 performance showcase in Las Vegas, at hysteria city's 'BONNIE SCREAMS' haunted ghost town. Contracted to perform for the crowd at bonnie screams, and scare the crap out of people was only the beginning. Lyckwyd forged in sound the theme song for the event which can be heard on their website, and bought on the 'river of souls, special edition E.P.'. Lyckwyd has been featured in the Eugene Register Guards 'TICKET' as 'Band converts gig into Lyckwyd assets', a feature story about their romp down to Vegas, and the theme song they wrote. Lyckwyd'S 'RIVER OF SOULS' E.P. is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2009, with the special edition E.P. currently available at all Lyckwyd performances. 'The special edition E.P. contains the 'Bonnie Screams' theme song, and was developed exclusively for our performances in Vegas' says Todd Anson, Bassist and lead vocalist for the band. 'We spent a lot of time getting the theme song right, and we didn't skimp on production either'. 'Lyckwyd is a professional act all the way from beginning to end, so we didn't want to lose out on an opportunity to put our best foot forward when working with HYSTERIA CITY'. The band always gives out free stuff at every performance, whether it is shirts, C.D.'s, beanies, or some other kind of schwag. Lyckwyd has fined tuned the art of audience interaction and promotion. 'With a great sponsor and business partner in BIG DADDY CHRIS.COM, we are able to use our resources to bludgeon the audience with great visual banners, posters and amp covers, as well as give out free stuff'. Todd Says. 'We use our ability to get merch at a discount and instead of pocketing the profits; we just give the stuff away. That way, there are hundreds of people walking around with our name on them'. But the sponsorship doesn't end there. They are also sponsored by an excellent airbrush artist in Ken Mann of AIRBRUSH MADNESS. The band sports some of the most unique and inspiring artwork on their instruments, the TAMA drum set played by Eric Boteilho on the 'BONNIE SCREAMS' video sports one of a kind custom airbrushed front bass drum heads. The pics of the heads can also be seen on Lyckwyd.com. Anson's BC Rich basses are also custom evil looking paint schemes developed by Mann. Lyckwyd has been working within their local community to promote themselves by doing charitable events and giveaways, the latest of which is to give a guitar away to a deserving kid at the next 'KIDZ ROCK' show in 2009. KIDZ ROCK is a local youth performance showcase and features younger bands and musical artists from the northwest. The event is in it's 3rd year, and promises to be a big draw. Lyckwyd is also working with other local acts to spearhead 2009s 'FOODAPALOOZA' concert, where people of all ages can attend with a donation of food to help local food banks. 'The music is just part of the whole show.' 'If we can use our promotional skill to help the community and our sponsors, as well as get our name inside peoples heads, it's a win, win for everyone.'