Welcome new ‘full package’ band – Mystery Blue from France!

18 travnja, 2014 in News by Stjepan Juras

We are extremely proud to sign legendary French metal band Mistery Blue inside Full Metal Service roster.

The foundation of Mystery Blue dates back to 1982. Originally founded by the guitarist Frenzy Philippon, Mystery Blue rather quickly became a household name in the world of Hard Rock, as we called Metal in those pioneering days. The band released two successful albums, the eponymous debut long-player Mystery Blue, followed by Circle Of Shame, and toured Europe with big guns such as Motorhead, Def Leppard, Saxon, Veganence, and fellow ‘Frenchies’ H-Bomb and Satan Jockers. But after the rocket propelled rise, the young band succumbed to internal strife and disintegrated.

Seven years after, in 1996 Frenzy reformed Mystery Blue, assembling what has so far proven a mature, and reasonably stable line-up, comprising of, besides Frenzy, the lovely and talented vocalist Nathalie Geyer, bassist Dany Ohlmann, and drummer Viince Koehler. Shortly afterwards the band released their third album, ‘Spirit Of Your Song’.They certainly achieved this goal with the release of ‘Metal Slaves’ in 2004. Ricky Mannhard replaced bass player Dany Ohlmann and the rest of the year Mystery Bluekept on doing what they do best and enjoy most: touring! They shared the stage with the likes of Girlschool, David DeFeris(Virgin Steele), Rock Bitch, and Destruction, and were invited to play the Swordbrothers and Headbangers Open Air festivals, both in Germany.

‘Claws Of Steel’ from 2006 is another Mystery Blue albun. Kohler, who previously ‘soundscaped’ aurally impressive albums by (among others) Brainstorm, Sacred Steel, Primal Fear and Sinner, once more proved that a top mixing and mastering engineer can make all the difference, by adding the ‘je ne sais quoi’ factor that turns an already great album into an extraordinarily outstanding one. Claws Of Steel delivers a fresh attitude to solid Traditional Metal.

After playing some blasting gigs with bands like Paragon, Rebellion, Wolf, ADX, No Return, Satan Jockers, Nightmare, and at great events like the Metal Forces Festival (DE) and the Tilburg Headbanger Fest in Holland, Mystery Blue returns to the HOFA studios in 2009 with the same efficient team to record their best album to date: Hell & Fury. During 2010 Mystery Blue tours Europe to present their latest release on stage with a series of concerts in France, Germany and Spain.

In January 2011, the amazing bassist Matt Gabnai from Hungary joins the band. They recorded and released their last album ‘Conquere The World’ on the end of 2012. Lot of concerts and festivals are behind them in this period. Today True Metal doesn’t get any better than Mystery Blue. Get ready to bleed?