The music of 81db has been often described as an original rock musical kaleidoscope. It combines heavy riffs, crazy tempos, progressive and alternative rock melodies and often eastern sounds taken from the Greek background of the founder of the band, Kostas Ladopoulos.
After 81db were chosen to be the opening band for Deep Purple in Torino in 2007, the band had their first album out on 2009 in Italy (Orion’s Belt/Self) and in Greece (Orion’s Belt/EMI). The album received great reviews in Italy, Greece, Holland and other European countries and it was voted as the best album for 2009 by a Metal Hammer editor. The first single “Voices” was played in MTV Greece and MAD TV.
After many concerts in Italy, a UK tour and a Greek tour, 81db were contacted by the Grammy nominated producer Sylvia Massy (Tool, System of a Down, Johnny Cash and many collaborations with Rick Rubin) for the recording and realization of the second album, follower of Evaluation. The album was recorded during October, November 2010 in California at the Radio Star Studios of Sylvia herself. After some different record label proposals the band decided to make a non exclusive deal with the experienced UK label Rising Records to publish the second album.
The new album will be out in April 2011 and available worldwide.