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Montreal, QC – August 15 , 2018
For Fans of Alter Bridge, Dream Theater, Richie Kotzen
Rockshots Records: Croatia’s SIDE EFFECTS To Release Fourth Album “Descending Rabbit Holes” Sept 28th
The energetic, eargasmic Croatian trio SIDE EFFECTS return to bring their progressive arrangements to the world for a fourth time with their next album “Descending Rabbit Holes”. Enhanced with a fusion of powerfully delivered, intricate drum parts, fierce bass, virtuoso guitars and poetic lyrics this album is the calling card of a no-frills rock power trio.
Fronted and driven by Ivan Mihaljevic’s guitar-vocal-songwriting combo, SIDE EFFECTS are celebrating their first decade of rocking with a new album to be released by the Italian based label ROCKSHOTS RECORDS.
Besides the numerous live shows in rock clubs, SIDE EFFECTS have played many big stages and festivals as well as being support for renowned artists such as Whitesnake, Richie Kotzen (Poison, Mr. Big) and Paul Gilbert. As a songwriter, Mihaljevic is now back to his creative roots, focusing his passion into a burst of energy to create these 11 new songs.
Sure to entice fans of Alter Bridge, Dream Theater, and Winery Dogs, the band continues to progress and evolve to share their experiences, opinions and feelings with their listeners. Ivan quotes about the upcoming album:
“The album doesn’t really have a unified meaning, but it’s named Descending Rabbit Holes, which is a line from the song Lint. What the title means is that every song aims to deeply explore the topic it deals with and therefore descends into the proverbial rabbit hole.”
Their new effort “Descending Rabbit Holes” is set to be released on September 28, 2018 via ROCKSHOTS RECORDS.
Album Pre-order – https://bit.ly/SideEffects_CD
1. Don’t Contradict The Fates
2. In The Shadow Of A Crumbled Fort
3. Scratch The Surface
5. Don’t Turn Away
7. The Siren Song
9. Obituary of Common Sense
Side Effects are an eclectic rock power trio from Zagreb, Croatia. The band currently consists of Ivan Mihaljevic on guitar and vocals, Alen Frljak on drums and Marko Karacic Karo on bass.
Started in 2008 by Ivan, Side Effects have released 3 albums so far – “Sandcastle” in 2008, “Destination Unknown” in 2010 and “Counterclockwise” in 2012, all of which were garnered with excellent reviews from the press. The band is releasing their fourth album “Descending Rabbit Holes” September 2018.
Originally it was a solo project, but after the creation of Sandcastle and with the desire to play live shows full lineup was formed. Using the band as a catalyst to share their opinions, worries, feelings, thoughts, Side Effects is a powerful and melodic rock band with influences such as Deep Purple, Dream Theater, Alter Bridge, and Metallica.
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“His latest record, Destination Unknown showcases the guitarist as a multi-instrumentalist, composer and lyric writer who not only plays the hell out of his guitar, but also writes poignant and memorable lyrics.” – Guitar International
“Wisely measured mixture of poetic lyrics, powerfully delivered and guitars that generously and impetuously impose themselves right off the start.” – Ultimate Guitar
“A proof of technique and feeling absolutely remarkable“- Metal Maniac
“Dreamlike shredding gives way to unearthly vibes and reality-altering (almost sensual) soundscapes. I’m stoked to have Destination Unknown spinning in front of me” – Funeral Rain