Custom painted black/red upright bass, extreme energy, vintage microphones… these are the trademarks of THE SILVER SHINE on stage. This vintage punk rock and roll trio came from Hungary and their 7th album will hit the record stores by Wolverine Records on the 19th April, 2013. The band formed in Budapest, Hungary and they are active since 2004. They toured worldwide in 33 countries including Brazil, almost all the countries in Europe from Turkey to England, from Portugal to Russia and after their 2 months North American tour during last Autumn they will back in the USA for a 3 weeks tour this June. They do something what no one other else can do. The recipe: vintage punk rock and roll with a thunder-handed female upright bassist with influences of bands like SOCIAL DISTORTION, LIVING END or the legendary RAMONES. Now they are working on the screenplay of their brand new video so you will watch the result of it this Spring!
THE SILVER SHINE formed in Budapest on the summer of 2004 with the main goal to take some pleasing minutes / hours / years for the fans of punk rock, psychobilly and rockabilly music. All the members had experience in active bands before they formed The Silver Shine. The final line-up is: Krista Kat – double bass, Ati Edge – guitar/vocals, Furo – drums.
They recorded their first EP in February 2005 and it came out as 7″ on COMMITMENT RECORDS in The Netherlands during the summer of 2005. The debut EP contains 6 songs and it shows you the punk side of the band. After a couple of bigger shows the band went to studio in November 2005 to record their first full-length. Their first full-length album titled “NIGHTMARE” came out on CD by the German label called CRAZY LOVE RECORDS. This album includes 14 songs and follows the psychobilly path including punkabilly roots. The gigs / gig-invitations multiplied after their debut album and they went to stage with bands like MAD SIN, The METEORS, REZUREX, KLINGONZ, PEACOCKS, PHANTOM ROCKERS, DEADLINE, etc. in Hungary and in the abroad. The first European-tour of The Silver Shine had happened in the September of 2006 as “Nightmare Tour” and the guys showed the Hungarian derring-do in Spain, France and Germany. The welcome of the band was very good and they have got very good criticism everywhere.
After this tour their first double bassist changed to Frenk Set and after some hard months in rehearsal room the band recorded their second full-length album. It came out also by the meanest psychobilly label named CRAZY LOVE RECORDS on CD and LP titled “DON’T TRUST THE GIRL WITH THE CHAINSAW”. The record contains 15 songs, a Hungarian language cover song among other tunes and a wild psychobilly version of “MERCY” originally written by the famous American duo called COLLINS KIDS from the fifties.
After the studio recordings the band went to a west-bound tour again and they made it in Czech Republic, Germany and The Netherlands. In the May of 2007 The Silver Shine was the first outlandish band in the mother country of the legend Count Drakula to show to the Romanian ghouls what the hell is the psychobilly. Since then they played with The PEACOCKS in Austria, with MAD SIN again in Zalaegerszeg, etc. In October, 2007 Set left the band and Krista Kat joined the band as double bassist. A female double bassist first time in the history of the band. She’s got power more than enough to punch you in the face with her slap attack! They’ve’ve got a couple of shows with her in Austria, Italy, played at Moonlight Mayhem Festival in Prague at the end of 2007. At the beginning of 2008 they toured in Hungary with a Hungarian punk band named Semmi Komoly and went to a European tour again. They visited Denmark, Germany and Switzerland and after the tour they played one headliner show at Ukrabilly Bang Festival in Kiev/Ukraine and some shows in Czech Republic. One of the meanest show for the band happened in May when they played at Psychomania Rumble No.2. at Potsdam/Germany. At the autumn of 2008 they had a full European tour named Burning Dices tour. They played in Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, Romania, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway, Denmark, Germany and Austria. Before the tour their old drummer Rolee left the band because of his health problems and Furo, a good old friend of the band joined them. After the tour they went to studio to record their 3rd album. The new album title is “No Mercy” and this one came out on Crazy Love Records also on digipak CD format at the end of March 2009. The album release show happened in Budapest with UK streetpunk band DEADLINE. They played in Slovakia and they have been on a mini tour in Romania. At the beginning of July The Silver Shine toured with US horror punk/psychobilly band KOFFIN KATS in ther UK. Before the tour they had a radio live at www.radiobenelux.be. In the autumn they toured with UK psychobilly band called THE HANGMEN in Eastern-Europe and finished their video for song “Angels to Some”. A couple of shows booked in Germany for the end of 2009 and they went to rehearsal room to write new material for the 4th album. The recordings of the new album started early February and some dates booked in Germany for March. In April and May The Silver Shine toured again in Germany, France, Italy and Spain.
After the European tour they played their first show in the USA on the 13th of June, 2010 at Ink’N'Iron Festival in Los Angeles, CA. It was a blast and back from the USA they continued mastering and mixing the new album. On the 14th of August the band played at the biggest East European Festival named Sziget Fesztival and in September they toured in the Balkan (Bulgaria, Greece and Romania). In October, the band toured in Brazil the first time… and they toured in the UK in November. They filmed a video in Los Angeles for a new song “Saint or Sinner” and they presented it before Christmas 2010. The new album came out digitally in the same name “Saint or Sinner” on the 24th of January and they got a deal with LONGNECK RECORDS about the digipak CD. At the end of January they went on a nightliner tour for 31 days with the legendary psychobilly band THE METEORS, LONG TALL TEXANS and with their good friends, THE KOFFIN KATS. The tour named Psychobilly Attack Over Europe reached 10 countries from Spain to Sweden and included 23 kick ass shows. “Saint or Sinner” CD came out during the last days of April and the band played in Kiev at Ukrabilly Bang again. The next weekend they played in Austria with DEMENTED ARE GO. The band re-recorded some songs in June from their first 4 albums for a new album planned to have it out in November. During the summer they have played on several festivals in Czech Republic, Germany and in Hungary and toured in Spain, France and Italy in September for 2 weeks. At the beginning of November they went on tour again in the Balkan. Romanian, Bulgarian, Greek and they played their 1st show ever in Turkey on this tour. Back to Hungary they played a mini tour including a show on A38 what filmed for national Hungarian TV. At the end of November they hit the road again for their 2 weeks album release, European night liner tour with REVEREND HORTON HEAT (USA), PHANTOM ROCKERS (USA) and THE BRAINS (CAN).
At the beginning of 2012 they played in France, Germany and some shows in Hungary including a Tattoo Magazine’s promo party. In May they played first time in Russia, in Saint Petersburg and played in a festival in Wien and some shows in Hungary. During the summer they got several festival invitations to Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania and Hungary. In September/October they toured in USA for 7 weeks. 3,5 weeks with The Rocketz and another 3,5 weeks with Koffin Kats. 52 days, 41 shows, 12.770 miles (20,500 km) in the air and 9.060 miles (14.500 km) on the roads of North America. Back from the USA they continued working on their new album and concentrating on local Hungarian shows…….so keep your eyes open! THE SILVER SHINE is coming…….