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   BIOGRAPHY

SMASH INTO PIECES

Multiple award-winning Swedish rock-export Smash Into Pieces recently released their third album ”RISE AND SHINE” which was released on the 27:th of January 2017 (WORLD WIDE) reaching over 200 000 streams on Spotify in during the first days of the release. 

The band has already passed 15 million streams on Spotify (in total, since the debut album-launch in 2013), they are pushing on 75 000 followers on social medias and have executed more than 200 live performances in the last 24 months (on 3 different continents and in over 20 different countries). During 2016 the band reached the ”top-50-list/top-50-viral-list” on Spotify in 5 countries with the release of the two singles ”MERRY GO ROUND and ”HIGHER” from their third album, they also gained heavy airplay in the leading rock-radiostations in Scandinavia as well in the rest of Europe.

Right now the band is executing a major USA/CANADA-Tour and have already more than 10 festival-shows confirmed for the summer of 2017 in Scandinavia/Europe. In May the band embarks on a new European headline-tour. Along with two up-coming video releases and a their massive tourplans the band has set the bar up high for 2017, its time for SMASH INTO PIECES to RISE AND SHINE! 


RISE AND SHINE: 

Music is religion 

The Apocalypse Dj is the creator 

The time has come to RISE AND SHINE  

Like the rest of you, I was born on disaster highway.  A place where you travel for a lifetime, without going nowhere. Like a big, never-ending freeway for your predestined life that doesn’t seem to have any exits. 

While people around me accepted to live sadly ever after, like ants building a pile of dirt for their queen, that wasn’t enough for me. I always felt different. I always felt like I was meant for something else. I needed to rock my microphone.

I lost track of time, lost track of what was real and what was fiction. And sometimes I think I almost lost my mind, but in the end I came out on top. A brand new me was born. A recreation of my being. A remix that had developed a set of super-skills. With this power, I knew my dreams could become true. I just needed to find a group of like-minded individuals.

I searched for many years for the most devoted, the most talented and the most well hung musicans out there. I wasn’t sure how they would react to me and my powers, so I made them come together, directing them from the shadows. As the band grew, I grew with them.

With “Unbreakable” I was just a spirit in the booklet, With “The Apocalypse DJ”, my name and photo made it to the cover. With “Rise and Shine”, I’m taking my place as a superhero, DJ and drummer of the band. We are ready to let the world know what lies beyond disaster highway, and all of you are welcome to follow!

Anything standing between us and our dreams, we Smash into Pieces!

// The Apocalypse DJ


"Historical events of the band”:
The band has managed to execute a great deal since the debut album launch in 2013"

# 2 album releases with top 10 placings on Scandinavian album charts:
 A) UNBREAKABLE  - 3: place on the Swedish album-chart for most sold albums.
B) “THE APOCALYPSE DJ”- 7: place on the Swedish album-chart for most sold albums.

# 8 single releases, with 4 top placings on the Swedish chart (among them second place for most sold singles with the release of ”colder”). 

# The last two singles Merry Go Round and Higher has reached the top-50-list/top-50-viral-list on Spotify in more than 5 countries, both with placings on the Swedish and Finnish charts.

# Several tv-performances both national and regional (in Sweden). 

# All the singles released are frequently played as well in Swedish rockradio/ Swedish national radio p3/p4 as in Scandinavian and European rockradio with several thousand ”plays”. 

# Awarded for ”Swedish Breakthrough Of The Year” in Swedens biggest rock-gala, Winner of "Millencolin Music Prize”, Winner of the peoples votes in Metro On Stage, Nominated in ”Rockbjörnen 2016” and much, much more.

# 3 European tours. 

# 3 Scandinavian tours.

# 2 major Swedish tours.  

# 1 Japanese tour. 

# Over 50 festival-shows since may 2013. 

# a total of more than 320 shows executed since the first of January 2013 - the 16:th of december 2016. 

Discography: 2012-2016: 

19:th of October 2012: ”COLDER” - First single.  

10:th of April 2013: ”UNBREAKABLE” – Debut-album. 

03:th of July 2013: A FRIEND LIKE YOU” - Second Single. 

16:th of October 2013: ”UNBREAKABLE” - Third Single. 

22:th of October 2014: ”DISASTER HIGHWAY" - forth single, (first single from the second album). 

28:th of January 2015: ”CHECKMATE" - Fifth single, (Second single from the second album). 

25:th of February 2015: ”THE APOCALYPSE DJ" - Second album. 

06.th of January 2016: ”MERRY GO ROUND" - sixth single, (first single from the third album). 

08:th of april 2016: ”LET ME BE YOUR SUPERHERO” - Seventh single, (second single from the third album). 

07:th of October 2016: ”HIGHER” - eight single, (third single from the third album). 


AWARDS:

# Winner of Millencolin Music Prize (for Swedish Regional rock export 2012).
#Winner of Metro On Stage (For Swedish breakthrough of the year 2012).
# Swedish breakthrough of the year 2013 (Swedens biggest rock gala Bandit Rock Awards 2013). 
#Nominated in Swedens biggest news-paper “Aftonbladets” Competition “ROCKBJÖRNEN 2016”.

    

TOUR 2017

12-jan SWE - ÅRE - BYGGET

13-jan SWE - FALUN - O’LEAREYS

14-jan SWE - TORSÅKER - GÄSTIS

26-jan SWE - GÖTEBORG - STICKY FINGERS

27-jan SWE - NYNÄSHAMN - ESCAPE

28-jan SWE - ÖREBRO - RITZ

 

US Supporting Amaranthe

10-feb USA - HOUSTON - SCOUT BAR

11-feb USA - DALLAS - GAS MONKEY

12-feb USA - SAN ANTONIO - PAPER TIGER

14-feb USA - ENGLEWOOD - GOTHIC THEATER

15-feb USA - SALT LAKE CITY - IN THE VENUE

16-feb USA - TEMPE - THE MARQUEE

18-feb USA - LAS VEGAS - VINYL

19-feb USA - SAN FRANSISCO - SOCIAL HALL SF

20-feb USA - LOS ANGELES - THE BELASCO THEATER

22-feb USA - SEATTLE - STUDIO SEVEN

23-feb USA - SPOKANE - KNITTING FACTORY

24-feb USA - BOISE - KNITTING FACTORY

26-feb CAN - CALGARY - MARQUEE BEER MARKET

27-feb CAN - EDMONTON - THE STARLITE ROOM

01-mars  USA - MINNEAPOLIS - THE CABOOZE

02-mars USA -  ARLINGTON - HEIGHTS HOME BAR

03-mars USA - FORT WAYNE - THE HUB

04-mars USA - PITTSBURGH - REX THEATRE

05-mars CAN -  TORONTO - THE OPERA HOUSE

07-mars CAN - MONTREAL - CORONA THEATRE

08-mars USA - NEW YORK - THE MARLIN ROOM

09-mars USA - BALTIMORE - BALTIMORE SOUNDSTAGE

10-mars USA - ASBURY PARK - HOUSE OF INDEPENDENTS

11-mars USA - READING - REVERB

 

24-mars SWE - EDSBYN - PARKEN

25-mars  SWE - TBA

 

28-apr NOR - TBA

29-apr NOR - TBA

30-apr NOR - OSLO - HARD ROCK CAFE

 

12-maj SWE - NORRKÖPING - ÖSTÖGTA ROCKFESTIVAL

13-maj GER - MARKNEUKIRCHEN - TBA

14-maj GER - BERLIN - TBA

15-maj  GER - HAMBRUG - TBA

16-maj  GER - KÖLN - TBA

17-maj  UK - LONDON - TBA

18-maj  GER - MÜNSTER - TBA

19-maj  GER - LUBECK - UNIVERSITET

20-maj   GER - MANNHEIM - TBA

25-maj   SWE - CINDERELLA VIKING LINE

26-maj  SWE - MOTALA - BRYGGERIET

27-maj DEN - COPEHHAGEN - LYGTEN STATION

 

09-juni SWE - ÖVERTORNEÅ - MIDNIGHT SUN FESTIVAL

30-juni SWE - LINDESBERG - LINDEYRAN

 

08-juli  SWE - BORLÄNGE - PEACE & LOVE 

22-juli SWE - HAGFORS - UDDEHOLMS-LADAN

04-aug SWE - REJMYRE - SKOGSRÖJET

 

05-aug SWE - ÖVIK - KALASET

19-aug SWE - ÖREBRO - VOX-FESTIVALEN

26-aug SWE - EKSJÖ - STADSFESTEN

01-sep SWE - VARBERG - OSCARS NITE CLUB

02-sep  SWE - TBA

 

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