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's second album 'Restless' was released in October 2012, with Metal Hammer magazine Greece, receiving astonishing reviews.
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).
'Restless' was hosted in METAL HAMMER magazine as a premium on the issue (334) of October 2012.
Maplerun supported the Swedish band KATATONIA on February 2013 in Athens as well as DAVE LOMBARDO's (ex – Slayer) group Philm in April 2013. The band also played HARD ROCK HELL festival in Ibiza (Spain) in May 2013 with great success.
Maplerun will embark on a UK tour with American Head Charge and RSJ on November 2013 and will also play HAMMERFEST festival (UK) in March 2014.
Maplerun are represented by Black Radar Management (UK).
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 band members are exclusive owners of the copyrights of their material. Maplerun are ready to move abroad and tour at any given time, in order to play as many live shows as possible and present their music to different audiences around the world.
The members of Maplerun are devoted to the band and ready to take their music a step further.