House of Games
NEW lineup from left to right
Mart Veski (bass); Ian Mikael Kirss (drums); Erik Meremaa (vocals) and Kalle Vilpuu (guitars).
It was 1994 when Erik and 4 other Estonian guys started to make music that ruled the rock music scene and still does, as the album House of Games that was released on the year 94 is rarity and considered an example of professional rock. The time between 1994 and current time has brought many changes as well in line-up as the music business scene in general.
As all of us know, quality rock never dies - it changes even to the better and more vital life-form to the evolutional product of quality rock for quality people - the music that House of Games wants to give to the beloved fans around the world.
The House of Games current material is innovative, sometimes aggressive, sometimes melodic and mood driven but always powerful rock, influenced by good, quality rock bands through ages, custom-built to captivate audiences with their energy and quality-soaked music. The members are dedicated songwriters, very talented and innovative subjects determined to create sound of their own.
Their musical and spiritual passion is apparent in lyrical content and physical presence, making the stage more a battery of good energy than a traditional place of simple playing and casual song.
Above all this - subjects display acute and rare instrumental and vocal capabilities unusual desire to work.
All in all, House of Games provides higher standard for living and playing, as they are really perfectionists...
They have the experience of being on stage with Paradise Lost, Skunk Anansie, Jethro Tull and Faith No More and THE RASMUS, on their 2005 European tour.
In spring last year House of Games was recording songs in USA with world-famous producer Kevin (Caveman) Shirley - Aerosmith, Dream Theater, HIM, Iron Maiden, Rush etc (see also www.cavemanproductions.com) in Bennett Studios. Tracks were mastered at Masterdisk Studios in NYC by Howie Weinberg (mastering credits Metallica, Def Leppard, Nirvana, Faith No More, Rammstein, LimpBizkit etc).
House of Games made small tour in New York City, playing in legendary rockclubs as CBGB, Don Hill`s and KnittingFactory.
AUTUMN-WINTER 2005 - The Rasmus invited House of Games as the support band to their European tour in November. It was wonderful experience for everyone - for the band and for the crew. It was very friendly and exiting cooperation, as the band themselves chose their warm-up for the tour.
House of Games recorded in summer 2006 an album in Seawolf Studios in Finland. Hiili Hiilesmaa - the well-known producer, who`s credits are HIM, Apocalyptica etc, mixed the House of Games 12 tracks in FinnVox studios.
The songs were mastered in Masterdisk Studios in New York City by Howie Weinberg.
From September to November 2006 HOG toured together with WASP on their Dominator World Tour in Europe.
Since spring 2007 HOG has NEW lineup. 2 young and talented musicians - Ian Mikael as drummer and Mart as bass joined their forces with House of Games - and now HOG is stronger than ever!