The Amsterdam Red Light District was founded in 2005, when 4 good friends decided to start Rock n ‘ Rolling!
Guitar/Back Vocals: Maxxx
Bass (Guitar): Greg
After a couple of compositions, TARLD has taken its place with a specific sound and identity: a combination between Punk and Hardcore, with a unique personal touch, and with such influences as Refused, The Bronx, The Ghost of a Thousand or The Bled….
Sweating, screaming, sharing feelings and believing in the uniqueness of each and every moment spent with the audience… Playing live is the single most important thing for the band! TARLD has performed at an important number of shows across all Europe with such internationally famous bands as Refused, Anti-Flag, Thrice; 36 Crazyfists, Comeback Kid, Slayer, and so on…
In February 2009, the band shot the music video for its very first single “Shine A Life”, broadcasted on the channels belonging to the group LagardeÌ€re (MCM France, Belgium, and Virgin 17).
During the summer of 2009, TARLD recorded its very first album “Dear Diary”, notably including a featuring with the charismatic singer from the Texan band The Bled (Vagrant Records/Rise Records), James Isaiah Munoz. The album came out in February 2010 on Red Light Records.
The band insured the promotion of this first album by touring in 9 different countries in about 6 months, travelling a distance of over 10,000 kilometers (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, UK..). The tour was supported by Rockstar Energy France and Stars Music.
During 2011, TARLD released a new EP “I’m Not Insane” including 4 new songs. The band released the music video for its new eponym single, this time broadcasted on the channel Direct Star, from the Canal+ France group.
Between April and May 2012, TARLD travelled once more on the England, Wales, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany roads in order to promote this new EP (with about 20 shows in total).
In March 2012, The Amsterdam Red Light District won the European Contest Macbeth, appearing among 500 groups and taking into account 30,000 votes, which gave the band the opportunity of illustrating itself at the Groezrock Festival 2012. The band will also participate in 2 major European festivals this year: Mair1 Festival (Germany) and Rockstorm Festival (France).
In 2013, TARLD began writing a new album, while touring once more, playing at such important festivals as the Resurrection Festival in Spain, Tells Bells Festival in Germany, and Sylak Festival in France.
In July 2014, TARLD recorded its second album, full of promises and surprises. The release is expected as soon as October/November 2014. Justin Schlosberg from the band Hell is for Heroes (Epitaph Records/Burning Heart Records) has notably invited himself on one of the singles. Many other singles are to come, starting with “Gone for a While” which will have its very own music video in September 2014. The promotion will be carried by European tours, which will start in October 2014 (UK, Europe), a release party in Lyon and in Paris with the help of OUIÌˆ FM radio. The band also plans on participating to many summer festivals in 2015.