Coming together from across New Zealand and now hailing from Auckland, Ethanol 58's melodic, hard rock band, is without a doubt the next big thing. Let their music enthrall you with haunting lyrical truths, addictive melodies and the edgiest of guitar riffs. An intoxicating bass, driving drums and some of the most advanced computer programming combine to create the wall of sound that is Ethanol 58. These five young men proudly entertain with untamable, pure rock talent on every level.
The boys met in late 2007 at a musical education institution, and made the earth shake at their debut performance. The following shows caused aftershocks and have been creating a buzz all over the Auckland music scene ever since. A Trans-Tasman calling reduced the boys to a four piece for a few months, but some persuasion and patience saw the band return with a full ensemble of educated musicians. This was reflected by getting the opportunity to open for Redline on their album release tour. Ethanol's unparalleled mix of musicianship and captivating stage presence are sending them straight to the top.
This combination has seen the band rise to success in the inaugural Emergenza International Music festival, (www.emergenza.net) where Ethanol placed second in New Zealand, and landed the Best Guitarist award. More recently, the boys have seduced judges and audiences alike to qualify for the National Finals of another worldwide band competition, Global Battle of the Bands. ("http://www.gbob.com" www.gbob.com) The final will be held in October.