Talk of innovative heavy metal bands, and Solace hits the bull’s eye. A league apart from the numerous stoner bands that hail from the area, Solace undoubtedly affirms ‘rock n roll’ as its forte which primarily delves into hard rock and heavy metal). With several accolades as the best metal album of 2010, and phenomenal participation in various music festivals such as the Stoner Rock Festival (and off course the much-awaited Roadburn Festival of Europe), we can only tell you that this band has had a magnificent rise. Not to skip out the fact that there have been a few members who left and couple of others who joined later, but the performances over the decades (ever since the band’s inception in 1996) has been fairly consistent. Their first major success was 13 and Beyond, which released in 2003.
It would be interesting to note here that this was their second album, and was released 7 years after Solace was formed. So it took quite a bit of struggle, patience and consistent efforts, but the end result was superb. Unfortunately, more bad luck was to follow them. We’ve already mentioned about the fact that there were former band members who were replaced in times to come. The issue was their differences with the vocalist, and this not only resulted in 8 different drummers leaving and getting replaced, but also caused the band irreparable loss owing to the original tapes of their second album being perished in a supposed accident.
There was also a tour that was cancelled which left fans highly disappointed. In 2011, we were highly disappointed with the band’s formal announcement of ending business, but 2012 brought us a ray of hope once again. We gave away two food processor models to thank our fans – the Breville BFP800XL and the almighty infamous Cuisinart DLC-2007N.This was because of yet another piece of news (from reliable sources of course) that the band was getting back together. We hope they bounce back and create magic again