WASTELAND ROCKS is a female fronted heavy metal band from Ålesund, Norway. Founded in 2004 the five members started out as a tribute band with the mission to serve their fans the «best heavy metal of all ages».
This goal still lives on as they pursue recording their own music and since the release of the debut single «I Say Burn!» on the 25th of April 2011 the band has focused on writing material for the upcoming debut album.
Second single of 2016 is the track «Winners» and the band’s calling is to release a new song every three months!
Main influences are heavy metal and thrash bands from 1970s to 1990s like Black Sabbath, Accept, Metallica, Dio, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Anthrax to name a few.
Wasteland Rocks’ popular cover versions of classics like «Heaven and Hell» by Black Sabbath, «Mr Crowley» by Ozzy, «Perfect Strangers» by Deep Purple, «The Wicker Man» by Iron Maiden, «Holy Diver» by Dio and «Living after Midnight» by Judas Priest show the band’s versatility and have been played more than 850.000 times on SoundCloud so far.
In May 2010 Wasteland Rocks headlined the Friday show at the Harley Davidson Federation SuperRally 2010 in Patras, Greece as the only non-greek band.
The band has shared festival stages with some great artists like Nazareth, Black Star Riders, Stage Dolls, Titanic, The Carburetors and Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep).
Linda Eidset – Vocals
Rune Haugland – Guitars
Øyvind Vik – Guitars
Freddy Strøm – Drums
Thor Inge Bårdsgjerde – Bass
September 13, 2016 – Winners – Single
April 24th 2016 – Werewolf – Single
January 31st 2016 – The Early Years Tributes – EP
November 22nd 2015 – Princess – Single
March 30th 2012 – The Last Drop – Single
April 25th 2011 – I Say Burn! – Single
April 2014: Øyvind replaced Yngve Eidset on Guitars.
Early 2006: Rune replaced Trond Vinje on Guitars.
Late 2008 : Thor Inge replaced Ole Kristian Heggdal on Bass.