25th HMF II - Affäire

Updated: Oct 27, 2018

25th HardMetalFest

Previously featured articles: Interview with José Rocha & 25th HMF I - Basalto.



Affäire… what better name for a band that dwells on the thin line between Hard Rock & Heavy Metal? Their third album Less Ain’t More is in mixing stage & scheduled for release in 2019. We might just catch a glimpse of it at the 25th Hardmetalfest next January… Who knows?


Line-up features J.P. Costanza (drums & backing vocals), Rick Rivotti (guitars & backing vocals), Dizzy Dice Mike (vocals) & Tawny Rawk (bass & background vocals). The band started back in 2011, benefitting from the members’ previous experience in the Portuguese Underground Music scene. In the same year they released their first single, Born Too Late - a 7” vinyl format limited edition of 300 hand numbered copies. Highway Affair (second single & video) followed in 2013.


Two years later US label Demon Doll Records released Affäire’s debut album At First Sight and in 2015 it was time for the EP Neon Gods (Raging Planet), featuring an interesting interpretation of The Beatles’ I Saw Her Standing There.


Affäire presents a very solid Hard Rock project with a distinctive touch. They know their stage & we will surely enjoy some great riffs at their HMF gig.


Upcoming gigs include Madrid & Toledo in November, as well as Lisbon & Oporto in December (you can check dates & places on their website or FB page)… and, of course, the 25th Hardmetalfest on January 12, 2019.


Global Music Club will be there for an interview with Affäire. Rock on & Feel the Vibe!