MAPLERUN: is a modern rock band based in Europe. The group got together in 2007 in an effort to express emotions and feelings through music. A four piece band that combines music styles such as nu-metal, modern rock and alternative rock reflecting the various influences of the band members.
Maplerun’s major influences are Metallica, System of a Down, Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree, Tool, Coldplay, Radiohead, Katatonia, Godsmack, Creed, Staind etc.
The band spent 4 months between September and December 2007, in order to record what would be their debut album called ‘HOUSE ON FIRE’. The album, produced by the band itself, allowed Maplerun to appear live on Greek television (Mad Day Live on Mad TV and Radio Arvila… on Ant1 TV). The band received significant radio play and toured Belgium in November 2009 as well as Greece in spring 2010 and winter 2011. Since then, Maplerun’s video for their single ‘For You’ is being broadcasted on MTV Greece and the band inked a management deal with the host of ‘Headbanger’s Ball’ which is presented on MTV Greece.
The band embarked on a European tour in early October 2010, successfully supporting progressive metal legends SHADOW GALLERY.
Furthermore, the band’s single ‘For You’ is presented on Rock Band, a videogame developed by MTV Games and Harmonix, available for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii.
Maplerun’s second album “Restless” is mastered by TED JENSEN (Metallica, Evanesence, Linkin Park etc.) and artwork done by TRAVIS SMITH (Opeth, Avenged Sevenfold, Nevermore). The album was hosted in METAL HAMMER GREECE magazine as a premium on the issue (334) of October 2012 receiving astonishing reviews.
Maplerun supported the Swedish band KATATONIA on February 2013 in Athens as well as DAVE LOMBARDO’s (ex – Slayer) group Philm in April 2013.
Within the past two years the band has played a UK tour with AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE and RSJ (November 2013), as well as a European tour with SKINDRED & SOIL (February 2014). Maplerun also played HARD ROCK HELL festival in Ibiza (May 2013) and HAMMERFEST VI festival in Wales (March 2014).
In July 2014 the band announced their partnership with Pavement Music USA as well as an
endorsement by Unity Clothing Shops. Since October 2014 the band’s latest album “Restless” is available in stores throughout the US.
Maplerun’s cover for Pantera's 'Cowboys From Hell' (feat. BRENDT ALLMAN from Shadow Gallery on guitar solo) is presented on the CD compilation 'The Great Greek Trendkill' distributed with METAL HAMMER GREECE (Official) (January 2015 — Issue 361).
The band’s guitarist Orestis Sitis is officially endorsed by ORANGE AMPLIFICATIONS since February 2015.
Maplerun’s 3rd album will be produced by legendary producer and 3 time Grammy Award winner DAVID BOTTRILL (Tool, Stonesour, Muse, Placebo, Godsmack). The band has just completed the recordings and the new album is currently being mixed and will be in stores later this year.
The band’s releases also include a Tour EP (2010), a live DVD (Live in Belgium 2010) and an acoustic show filmed live in Athens (2012).
The members of Maplerun are devoted to the band and ready to take their music a step further.
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