StageFright is a hard-hitting hair metal band hailing from western Austria. The band was founded by guitarist Ace in 2018 and underwent several line-up changes before settling on the current configuration of Kixx on vocals, Ace on rhythm guitar, Skip on lead guitar, Mündle on bass, and Wolf on drums. Their music is heavily inspired by 80s hard rock, glam metal, hair metal, and sleaze metal, with influences from bands like Motley Crue, Ratt, Skid Row, Dokken, Crashdiet, and Steel Panther. The result is a sound that is both nostalgic and fresh, combining classic rock elements with modern production techniques.
In autumn 2022, StageFright released their 12 track original debut album “Wanted”, which was received with critical acclaim. The album showcases the band's signature style, with catchy hooks, soaring vocals, and blistering guitar solos. Their music has been described as “oldschool rock meets hair metal” by Freies Fernsehen Salzburg, capturing the essence of the 80s hair metal scene. StageFright has been touring internationally, playing support slots for major rock and metal acts, and building a loyal fanbase with their energetic live performances.
StageFright is the next generation of 80s hair metal, bringing the genre into the modern era with their own unique twist. With their debut album and high-energy live shows, StageFright is poised to take the world by storm and become one of the leading bands in the new wave of hair metal.