Κυριακή 29 Οκτωβρίου 2017

71Spiders - 71Spiders (2017)

"71Spiders" is the first solo record from Spider Fingers who is a founding member of both "The Flying 69" and "Electric Monster". Spider Fingers along with Mark Monster and Tony "the wolf" Mann started out in the early 1980's as the "The Flying 69" playing clubs in Boston and all around New England. The band worked in the studio with Brad Delp (lead singer of Boston) who produced some of their early recordings. They also worked with legendary punk rocker "GG Allin" on one of his albums. Around 1990 the band changed their name to "Electric Monster" and started playing the NYC club scene as written about in the book "New York Rock: From the Rise of the Velvet Underground to the fall of CBGB's" (St. Martins Press) By Steven Blush (American Hardcore). They had a single produced by Richard "the atomic elf" Baccus of D-generation. Spider also recorded some demo's for Danny Sage of D-generation for his solo album in his home studio. The band played their last show in New Jersey in 2001. Now after waiting many years for the band to get back together Spider has moved forward with his first solo record titled "71Spiders" with 11 new songs!


Second Echo - EvElution (2017)

Second Echo has a mission to deliver the best guitar-driven rock available. They combine the finest ele- ments of the classic and the modern which provides a unique and incredibly rewarding listening experience. Heavily influenced by bands such as Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains, Second Echo wants you to remember that rock is not dead.
Fronted by Casey Stickley, Second Echo was conceived in Ohio in the late 1990s. The early years con- sisted of late night writing sessions in barn lofts, countless hours playing shows in any venue available, and a couple of unproduced albums. The obligatory growing pains for any young band inevitably appeared, but the music never wavered. Second Echo persevered and an EvElution occurred.
EvElution is the perfect reflection of Second Echo's commitment to producing exceptional rock music. The 11-track album demands your attention with hummable hooks, inspiring guitar solos, beautiful melodies, and even a hint of ivory. Weaving together elements of grunge, alternative, and good old fashioned rock n roll, EvE-lution is proud that each song has its own identity. That identity is also evident in lyrics that are memorable, pow- erful, and unapologetically honest. Second Echo has provided the very best they have to offer. No excuses. No Regrets.


Σάββατο 28 Οκτωβρίου 2017

Saint Roch - Revelator (2017)

Formed at the end of 2015 with vocalist/guitarist Todd Bishop, bassist Derek D, and a temporary drummer, the band played a slew of local shows and had 2 releases.  A live album, and a 4 song EP titled “OC/DC”.
While the search for a permanent drummer continued, Todd and Derek recorded a stripped down acoustic version of the hit single, “OC/DC”.
Then in summer of 2016, the band recruited drummer Andy Baker and the band further developed their greasy punk blues rock and high energy stage shows that the band has become known for.
In the spring of 2017, the band took a break from shows and holed up Electric Oni Studio, New Orleans, for 2 months to record almost 30 songs to be included on two albums.  the first "REVELATOR" dropped Oct 2017, and the next album in early 2018.
Their debut full length album, “Revelator” is comprised of 12 tracks and includes the bands killer renditions of punk rock legends, The Weirdos-“Life Of Crime”, and Grateful Dead-“New Minglewood Blues” 
“Sounds like Jagger and Johansen fighting over the last bottle of Jack at the best dive bar in town”- AP Music

Roz Vitalis - At Last. Live (2017)

The Russian instrumental prog-rock-band Roz Vitalis informs about independent digital release of newest official live album “At Last. Live” recorded in Saint Petersburg in the end of 2016. This album reflects energy of full concert line-up of Roz Vitalis including trumpet, flute and low whistle, electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards, bass and drums.

The most of the album is new stuff. Some of it will appear on future studio albums, other tracks are rarest and non-album stuff.

The album includes also rearranged versions of Roz Vitalis “classics”: “Mother of All Rain” from “Patience of Hope” album (2012), “Lavoro d’Amore” and “Ascension Dream” from “Lavoro d’Amore” album (2015).

The essential feature of this recording is to emphasize melodic side of Roz Vitalis music; if it is Avant Prog then it is “Avant Prog with human face”. Perhaps, it is closer to some rare forms of Eclectic Prog.

The essential goal of the album is to explore, to expand and to emphasize Beauty. 


Κυριακή 22 Οκτωβρίου 2017

Σάββατο 21 Οκτωβρίου 2017

Wildness - Wildness (2017)

RELEASE - 24 November 2017

The idea behind WILDNESS began to grow in the summer of 2013 when the first songs were written. With main focus on heavy guitars, wide keyboards, big drums, melodies and hooks the shape of something new and exciting began to emerge. At this point, Wildness was more of a studio project and originally founded by drummer and songwriter Erik Modin while the guitar players Pontus Sköld and Adam Holmström were in to share the lead guitar parts early on.
The search for the right lead singer wasn’t easy as pie, but after a few months their destiny crossed with the unbelivable vocal talent Gabriel Lindmark in early 2014. More songwritings and demos recording came along, and it didn’t take long until it was clear that WILDNESS deserved to be a real band.
On September 1st 2015, WILDNESS independently released their self-produced debut single ”Collide” which immediately gained a lot of spins at various digital platforms such as a number of online radio stations focused on AOR and Melodic Rock. Live performances that followed showed that the band was capable to  deliver on stage as well.
The second single ”Turning The Pages” was released on January 14th 2016, and shortly after that WILDNESS was approached by Georg Siegl by German record label AOR Heaven. The contact resulted in a record deal which allowed the band to finally begin the launch of their first full-length album.
The choice for the producer fell on the creative and productive mastermind Erik Wigelius (Wigelius, Care Of Night) and the pre-production and recordings took place between during 2016 and 2017. The main part of the record was recorded at Erik Wigelius’ studio, besides additional parts recorded by drummer and co-producer Erik Modin.
The two previous singles ”Collide” and ”Turning The Pages” were re-recorded for the album. The mixing and mastering was handled by Erik Wigelius, who really knows how to take the 80’s-influenced sounds at put them in the 21th century!
Despite their short career, WILDNESS have already shared stages with well established acts in the scene like WHITE WIDDOW and DYNAZTY.

Releases: Collide – Digital single (September 1th, 2015) ; Turning The Pages – Digital single (January 14th, 2016)

instagram: wildnessofficial

Παρασκευή 20 Οκτωβρίου 2017

Dante Fox - Six String Revolver (2017)

RELEASE - 24 November 2017

Dante Fox were formed in September 1989 by lead Vocalist Sue Willetts  She was quickly joined by guitarist Tim Manford and this created a golden partnership. On the strength of their songs Dante Fox caught the interest of Linda Bruce from Rich Bitch Studio’s and a debut album was now a reality. Following this an appearance on ITV television show ‘Hit The Town’ hosted by Rory McGrath launched the sounds of Lost And Lonely Heart throughtelevisions all around the UK. Dante Fox signed to Now and Then Records in March 1996,and in May they appeared on the Gods line up next to Hugo and Jamie Kyle.
In October 1996 the debut Under Suspicion was released. Many shows followed including a support tour with ELO, Enuff Z Nuff and European festivals such as Mindview and Ardshock. Capitalising on this European interest the band returned to Holland for more headline shows. In April 1997 Under Suspicion was released in Japan and received an87/100 review in BURRN magazine.The second album The Fire Within was released on Frontiers Records in March 1999. The album included more live favourites and in Japan Firing My Heart and Over You were added to the playlist of Masa Itoh’s Heavy Metal syndicate radio show. The band closed the year with an appearance at the Gods and also appeared as the backing band for Stan Bush.
The band took a break and returned in 2005, with a slot at Firefest and a UK tour support to Vixen.The third album ‘Under The Seven Skies’ was released worldwide on Frontiers Records in March 2007 featuring the Nine minute epic title track. The album was voted best album of 2007 by the listeners of ARFM Radio and the band continued to support the album by playing shows with Danny Vaughn and Wigwam.
The fourth album Lost Man’s Ground released in October 2012 at the bands appearance at Firefest. This featured a new rhythm section Andy Perfect (Drums) and Alan Mills (Bass), and also Alessandro DelVecchio on backing vocals and Eric Ragno on keyboards.
In June 2012 a magical night was experienced opening for US band Night Ranger in London.This year ended with a much anticipated performance at Firefest and a great slot at Hard Rock Hell.Sue Willetts was voted 20 in the top 50 Female vocalists of all time in  Classic Rock Magazine alongside Ann Wilson and Cher and the band performed at HRH AOR (Tesla,FM ) Hard Rock Hell Ibiza and a very successful tour with Romeo’s Daughter.
In September 2016 the album ‘ Breathless ‘ was released through AOR Heaven and received excellent critical acclaim featuring in many journalist’s Top 10 albums of 2016 and propelling Dante Fox as One of the leaders in Modern Melodic Rock for 2017.
The new album ‘Six String Revolver’ sees the band pay homage to their most popular songs from the first two albums from the 90’s. These songs have enabled Dante fox to evolve over time they have been re-recorded from the ground up with love, respect, precision and an excellent state of the art modern production from Sheena Sear at M2 Studio's . The band are looking forward to playing in Germany for the first time at the HEAT Festival in December which will make a very exciting album launch. Dante Fox will also be performing at HRH AOR (Joe Lynn Turner, Eclipse). Joining the band on drums for these shows and more will be the ‘Thunder God’ Scott Higham (Pendragon)

Tour Dates
HEAT Festival Germany - 2nd December 2017
HRH AOR Festival - 8th March, 2018

Dante Fox are;Sue Willetts Manford - Lead Vocals; Tim Manford - Lead Guitar & backing Vocals; Alan Mills - Bass Guitar; Eric Ragno – Keyboards


Angel Nation - Aeon (2017)

RELEASE - 27 October 2017

Angel Nation is a melodic metal band founded by the classically trained Finnish singer Elina Siirala who moved to London in 2008 and fell in love with the power of rock and metal.

Their debut album [released under the name EnkeliNation] "Tears of Lust" was received with glowing reviews all over the world. The release in 2014 was followed by shows at Bloodstock Open Air, shows in Finland amongst others.
In 2016 Elina also joined Leaves' Eyes as their new vocalist.

Angel Nation's second album "Aeon" continues the musical diversity that Elina likes to express in her songwriting. The unique blend of retro and modern sounds is developed even further with this album. The power of metal and rock combined with Elina's ethereal yet strong and emotional vocals create the perfect platform for stories of both earthly and otherworldly she likes to create with her lyrics.

Guest appearances on the album includes Jukka Pelkonen [Omnium Gatherum] on vocals, and Elina's mother Merit Palas on violin.

Get ready for it all: Heavy, rocking and epic tunes from this highly anticipated album with tons of character!

Angel Nation line-up:
Elina Siirala - Vocals
Julia B Cadau - Bass
Lucas Williamson - Drums
Sonny Antoniou - Guitar

Track listing
01. Burn The Witch
02. Blood Is On Your Hands
03. Breathe Again
04. Wonder Who You Are
05. Farewell
06. Free
07. Enough Is Enough
08. Music Plays
09. Fireflies
10. Destination

Angel Nation discography:
Aeon [2017]
Do It Anyway [single 2016]
Tears of Lust [2014 - release under the band name "EnkeliNation]

Produced and mixed by: MW
Mastered by: Ed Woods
Artwork by: Jan Yrlund [Apocalyptica, Delain, Leah]
Guest appearances by: Jukka Pelkonen [Omnium Gatherum] and Merit Palas

Angel Nation online
Website: http://www.angelnationofficial.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/angelnationmusic

Πέμπτη 19 Οκτωβρίου 2017

Within Silence - Return From The Shadows (2017)

RELEASE27 October 2017

The young, promising melodic metal band Within Silence are finally back with their highly anticipated second album "Return From The Shadows"!

The debut album "Gallery of Life" was released through the Swedish label Ulterium Records in 2015 and received very good feedback from around the world. Within Silence played many shows in Slovakia and around Europe since then including festivals in Norway, Germany, Slovakia and the Netherlands, as well as joining Theocracy [US] as special guests on their European tour in November 2016.

"Return From The Shadows" is a perfect follow-up to "Gallery of Life" and feels like a more mature and focused album. The impressive song-writing and melodies are still there, and together with heavy riffs, symphonic arrangements and epic parts the result is a really impressive album!

The album was mixed and mastered by Roland Grapow [Masterplan, ex. Helloween] and the artwork was created by Jan Yrlund [Delain, Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani].

Within Silence is a perfect band for fans of melodic metal in general and bands like Theocracy, Stratovarius and Sonata Arctica in particular. Don't miss out on this young, promising band and the new album "Return From The Shadows"!

Within Silence line-up:
Martin Klein - Lead vocals, backing vocals
Richard Germanus - Solo & rhythm guitars
Martin Cico - Rhythm guitars
Viktor Varga - Bass
Peter Gacik - Drums

Within Silence discography:
2017: Return From The Shadows
2015: Gallery of Life

Mixed and mastered by Roland Grapow [Masterplan, ex. Helloween]
Artwork by Jan Yrlund [Delain, Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani]


Within Silence online
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/withinsilenceband
Website: http://www.within-silence.com

CARUBINE - Futuredream (2017)

RELEASE3 November 2017

CARUBINE really is the definition of a power-trio, born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. Influenced by the hard rock and prog of the 70′s, and the darkness and simplicity of the grunge and alternative scenes of the 90′s, the band has developed their own style and sound, with eerie vocal harmonies, heavy riffs and hypnotizing atmospheric guitars.



Τετάρτη 18 Οκτωβρίου 2017

Buried And Gone - The Final Hour (2017)

'The Final Hour' is the debut album of Buried And Gone which hails from Kuopio/Oulu, Finland. On the album you can hear various influences of different styles in metal music. Melodies and riffs guarantee a listening trip from "inexperienced" to "experienced" listeners.

The album features ten tracks which have no bigger background story, but every track is their own story. The lyrics are infused with death, love and cynicism.

"The Final Hour" was recorded in winter 2016-2017 in Niklas' home studio in Kuopio and Markus' vocals was recorded in BRR-musiikki, Raahe. Mixing and mastering are done by Joni Tanskala and cover arts made by Aki Pistemaa. The album is released digitally in August 27th by Inverse Records.

Listen to the album on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2k2npnF

Track List:
1. Buried Within Me...
2. A Frozen Heart
3. Murder
4. Starting Over
5. You´re No God
6. Seek To Find
7. End Of The World
8. Not Another Word
9. The Final Hour
10. Lay With Me

Niklas Tihinen (Drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, vocals)
Markus Orava (Vocals)


Power Quest - Sixth Dimension (2017)

Power Quest led by founder and keyboardist Steve Williams, return with their 6th album, the first since 2011. "Sixth Dimension" is prime time PQ. Melodic, catchy and uplifting which are the trademarks of the PQ sound.
"Sixth Dimension" contains 9 tracks and the main lyrical theme running through the album is that no matter how bad things seem today, tomorrow is a new day and an opportunity for us all to step out of the shadows and be who we want to be.
The title track, co-written by Steve Williams and Richard West [Threshold] is a real tour de force bringing to mind bands like Marillion and Symphony X, whilst not losing the quintessential Power Quest identity.
“Kings and Glory”, the first single from the album is a traditional speedy power metal romp with a typically glorious vibe in the vein of Sacred Land, Glory Tonight and Survive. Songs like “Pray for the Day” and “No More Heroes” maintain the hard rock edge that the band have become known for over the years, whilst “Revolution Fighters” is one of the heaviest songs the band have written without losing the melodic edge that defines the PQ sound.
Ahead of the album release, the band are touring heavily including appearances at Sabaton Open Air in Sweden and ProgPower USA in Atlanta. In between these festivals Power Quest will be playing 3 shows in Japan with Freedom Call and Twilight Force before returning to the stage in the UK on October as special guests of DragonForce on an 11 show run. After that the band play 4 UK headline shows in late October. For all the latest tour dates check out www.power-quest.co.uk
Steve Williams, keyboardist and band leader, commented
“It’s such an exciting time for the band right now. So many awesome shows to look forward and we really can’t wait to unleash the new album and see what everyone thinks. I’m extremely proud of the collection of songs we’ve got on this record and it’s been an amazing process from the first writing period through to the finished product. I’m also thrilled to have 3 songs on this album that I wrote on guitar. Another first for PQ.
I’m also extremely proud of Ash, Rich, Paul, Glyn and Andy who have all worked like demons to make this a reality and bring the vision to life. See you all on the road!”
“Break the night and crack the sky, take me on to another time, show me how to fly to the Sixth Dimension”.

Power Quest line-up:
Ashley Edison - Vocals
Steve Williams - Keyboards
Andy Kopczyk - Guitars
Glyn Williams - Guitars
Paul Finnie - Bass
Rich Smith - Drums

Power Quest discography:
Sixth Dimension [2017]
Blood Alliance [2011]
Master of Illusion [2008]
Magic Never Dies [2005]
Neverworld [2003]
Wings of Forever [2002]

Recorded by Alessio Garavello at Rogue Studios, London
Mixed by Alessio Garavello and Steve Williams
Mastered by Jens Bogren [Symphony X, Kreator, Dragonforce]
Artwork by Felipe Machado Franco [Blind Guardian, Rhapsody, Iced Earth]
Design by Jan Yrlund [Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani, Tyr]
Guest appearances by Anette Olzon [vocals], Andrea Martongelli [guitar solo], Lars Rettkowitz [guitar solo]

Power Quest online
Website: http://www.power-quest.co.uk
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/powerquestofficial 

Τρίτη 17 Οκτωβρίου 2017

Noturnall - 9 (2017)

RELEASE27 October 2017
Everyone knows that Brazil has released many bands that have become reference in the heavy metal scene all over the world. But what happens when four members of these Brazilian reference bands get together to create music?
NOTURNALL is the name of the new heavy metal band from Brazil! Formed by very known and established musicians, the band soon became a top seller and participated in major tours and music festivals, such as Rock in Rio. Considered by specialized magazines, websites and newspapers as "the best thing" that happened in Brazil in the last decade, NOTURNALL adds an incredible amount of follo
The newest 2017 release of the band is the album "9" (NINE). An album that brings back the roots of the bands´ members (Angra / Shaman), but with a heavier and more modern vocal and instrumental lines. "9" is a collection of what was best from the members´ old bands, and what stood out from the previous albums of Noturnall. With a cover art filled with puzzles and stories, the album is filled with exciting moments and intricated lines that lead the audience through several different atmospheres.
The album features guitarist Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob and Sonic Stomp) who had a brief period as a band member, contributing to the song "Wake Up", one of the highlights of this work.
Thiago Bianchi - Vocal
Fernando Quesada - Bass
Léo Mancini - Guitar
Juninho Carelli - Keys
Aquiles Priester - Drums

The third album from a band is an experience that can cause trauma or pull them to a higher success level. To some is a trial, to others is an opportunity. In the case of Brazilian quintet NOTURNALL, from São Paulo, their third album, called “9”, seems to be in their cards to reach a global success. First of all, we must have in mind that NOTURNALL is a band with five members with a long experience in Metal, with recognized works by media and public in Brazil and even in Europe. The fusion of their ideas resulted on a “full-length” that follows the same style from “Noturnall” and “Back to Fuck You Up”: a strong, technical and modern form of Heavy Metal with some influences from Power Metal and even from some punctual regional rhythms from Brazil. But on this new album, the band explored a more accessible and melodic side of their own personality. Their instrumental arrangements are easier to be assimilated for a broader part of the public. But don’t worry: their weight, aggressiveness and energy are the very same that we all know.
The sound quality of “9”:  Weight, aggressiveness, melodies, technique and all the musical elements are bound together in a perfect balance between them. The artwork was a creation of Carlos Fides (from Artside) is really beautiful evocation two tables with nine teachings, the teachings to create a better world, because the way we are, we’re walking the path of our own extinction. If “9” sound more melodic and easier to be assimilated than the previous albums of NOTURNALL, the quintet created another masterpiece. Songs such as “Hey!” (a song filled with contrasts between heavier and dense moments with fine melodic lines), the fine chorus and vocals of “Change” (with fine keyboards parts and great guitars), the fine technical approach of bass and drums on the harmonies of “Wake Up!”, the great guitar riffs and solo on “Mysterious”, the eclectic beauty of “Heart As One” , and the musical richness of “Pain” can be named as their finest moments on an album that all songs are the band’s finest moments. (Marcos Garcia, Metal Temple).

Δευτέρα 16 Οκτωβρίου 2017

Freaky Jelly - Reverse (2017)


Freaky Jelly is a Brasilian band with influences from traditional Progressive Rock to Hard Rock, it goes through the classic Heavy Metal and Rock n'Roll among other styles. Formed in 2013 by guitarist André Faustino (former Autopsy, Icarus, Vexus, Eve), bassist Rafael de Paula (ex-Burning Lips, Tequila Pop) and drummer Mauricio Gross (formerly EVE, Tequila Pop, current Pedro Autz). Before beginning the writing compositions of what would become the band Freaky Jelly, the band charged the batteries playing rock classics. This trio had been known since 2003, playing in the circuit of bars, dances and covers bands. In 2014 the first compositions were finalized by the band, that already attended by the name Freaky Jelly. Joining the team were keyboardist Julio Vince (Dreamspair) and vocalist Ricardo De Stefano (former Andragonia, current Inheritance).
The first album REVERSE was recorded in the studio GR and has 9 songs, the lyrics talk about the relations of life, about the daily life and the last three songs are part of a trilogy called "Behind the memories". As in life (which is the great inspiration of the band), the compositions are ruled by the changes of climate - now calm and smooth, sometimes fast and aggressive. The lyrics complete the scenario by combining themes that can portray a beautiful and simple sunny day with deeper and strained reflections. The musical diversity of its members directs the sound of the band, whose sole purpose is to deliver a melodic and honest sound.
Ricardo De Stefano - vocals
André Faustino - guitar
Rafael de Paula - bass
Julio Vince - keyboards
Mauricio Gross - drums



Riddlemaster - Bring The Magik Down (2017)

RELEASE1 December 2017

RIDDLEMASTER is the brainchild of Mark „The Shark“ Shelton and Rick Fisher. Rick Fisher was the drummer on the first MANILLA ROAD records from 1979 to 1984 including the signature song „Flaming Metal Systems“ and the iconic release „Crystal Logic“. Mark Shelton is founder, guitarist, vocalist and primary composer for MANILLA ROAD since its beginning in 1977 and is still going strong with the band.
Both are from Wichita Kansas in the USA. The RIDDLEMASTER project idea came up when Rick and Shark were discussing what MANILLA ROAD might sound like if Rick had never stopped performing with the band. The result is „Bring The Magik Down“. Accompanied by E.C. Hellwell on bass guitar this is an experiment in what might have been. The music within this album is full of classic rock and metal styles that are indeed reminiscent of the roots of their original band. Within this collection of tunes, you will find many styles woven together with a foundation in traditional rock n roll music. If you are a fan of early Manilla Road or a fan of classic Rock and Metal music this album by RIDDLEMASTER is a must have!!!

Mark „The Shark“ Shelton – vocals, guitar, Synthesizer
Rick Fisher – drums und percussion
E.C. Hellwell – bass
Bring The Magik Down (2017)

Κυριακή 15 Οκτωβρίου 2017

Vice - Veni Vidi Vice (2017)

RELEASE : 17 November 2017

VICE was founded in Munich Germany in the late 80’s and signed by major label BMG Ariola back in 1988. The former line-up consisted of Jörg Hargesheimer (guit), Peter Juhre (bass), Roland Schmidt (drums), Chris Limburg (guit), Jan Ghiantinie (vocals 1st album), Alan Keen (vocals 2nd album). These two records brought the band charts positions and several tours all over Europe. With more than 100.000 sold copies, VICE had a huge presence on TV and radio. They became quite famous and attracted their fans with their rather simple & rocking songs and positive attitude on stage.

Now after almost 30 years, VICE is back for more…The new album “Veni Vidi Vice” was produced, recorded and mixed by Chris Limburg at lictoc studios in Munich, will be released on November, 17th and continues the old style of VICE in a modern way. The first single & video for the song “Where do I belong” was released in advance in Summer 2017.
Further singles will be available soon, as well as an “hot summer night” release party on October 21st in a Caribbean atmosphere, near Munich at “Roberto Beach” (www.robertobeach.de)

Line-up: Mario “Mitch” Michel (Vocals), Chris “Yps” Limburg (Guitars), Martin “El Bajo” Dreher (Bass), Pete “Pepsi” Lautenschlager (Drums)

Live: 21.10. D-Munich, Roberto Beach (Release Party)

Web: https://www.facebook.com/vicerock/

Discography: Made For Pleasure (1988), Second Excess (1990), Veni Vidi Vice (2017)

OSYRON - Kingsbane (2017)

Osyron is a symphonic metal band based in Calgary, Alberta. The group consists of vocalist Reed Alton, guitarists Krzysztof Stalmach and Bobby Harley, bassist Tyler Corbett, and drummer Trevor Cobb. Bridging the gap between traditional European metal and the music of their homegrown contemporaries, Osyron has a sound all their own.
The band’s origins can be traced back to Ontario, where they began under the name Morbid Theory. They released their first demo ‘Chaos Breed’ in 2006 and performed alongside acts including: Norther, Protest the Hero, Threat Signal, and The Agonist. They recorded a follow-up demo ‘Harbinger’ and released it in 2010.
After that release, the band underwent some changes in membership, scenery, and identity. Moving to Alberta in 2012, the group, now rechristened Osyron, re-recorded ‘Harbinger’ in Calgary, and released the album in 2013. The momentum which followed was swift, as ‘Harbinger’ caught the attention of the European metal community - proving a favourite of audiences, critics, and radio programmers.
Osyron’s next goal is to take their sound across the pond in the flesh with their upcoming album, Kingsbane, to be released in the fall of 2017.
Recommended for fans of: Symphony X, Eluveitie, Orden Ogan, Nightwish, Wintersun, and Iron Maiden.

Kingsbane (2017)

01 - From Ashes
02 - To War (Listen)
03 - Razor's Wind
04 - Viper Queen
05 - Griefmaker
06 - Kingsbane
07 - Empire of Dust
08 - Kingmaker


Σάββατο 14 Οκτωβρίου 2017

Lostair - Ad Jubilaeum (2017)

Release date: October 20, 2017

Ad Jubilaeum” is a concept album focusing on Christianity and its religious political power from antiquity to the present day The first songs of the album, At the hands of black inquisition and Rise, speak of the holy inquisition and the times of the crusades, Where the angels die and Vaticanum instead focus on the Vatican and the power of the church, then proceed with The Bible Code and Trinitity dealing with more complex issues, that is the code hidden behind the rows of the holy bible and the concept of trinity one of the most fascinating religious mysteries in Christian history. They conclude the album The fall of any gods and Finis dierum, both songs express the uncertainty of human destiny and its fragility toward faith.

LOSTAIR was formed in 2004, the original line up see : Teo Lost (guitar), Stizza (drums) Gemetto Matteo (guitar) Salvatore Torcivia (bass) and Cristian Pellegrin (vocals).

The band started to compose the first pieces of what will 'then the first demo of the band” LOSTAIR” meanwhile joins the band and substituting Matteo Gemetto guitar, Fabio Lancerotto. Do not wait much that in 2007 LOSTAIR come out with a new job, the “PERFECT DARK “EP and an eponymous video ep, but where' does not appear more Salvatore Torcivia, but the new substitute, Francesco Povolo.

The live activity starts to intensify, but in the moment in which the band is grinding dates, all' inside of the band begins some disagreement and LOSTAIR machine unfortunately suffers an abrupt braking, Fabio lancerotto decides to leave the band, and is replaced by Mattia Brea.

Unfortunately, for various reasons, very shortly after Cristian and Francesco Povolo left the band, but before doing so make a final date beer festival Noventa Vicentina opening at MODA’

Meanwhile Stizza, Teo and Mattia, they begin to see new vocalists and bass players.

While the singers are unable to find anything concrete, in front of bass players joined Sergio "barney", which unfortunately by genre and style of music does not remain for long.

In 2007 that finally manages to find the bassist in the shape of Bertoldo Renè.

If the bass lines are now vocal ones still remain unfilled, and 'so' that Teo Lost decides to be the lead singer of Lostair.

Despite various lineup changes, the LOSTAIR not stop in terms of composition and in 2010 they are ready all the pieces of the new full length “ANGUANE”.

Unfortunately, for various personal reasons, Rene no longer able 'to meet the commitments of the band and decides to abandon LOSTAIR.

In the year 2011 the band joined the bassist Gorgi who immediately found a good feeling and new energy to the group.

At the end of 2012, the full length Anguane is ready and LOSTAIR start again live shows around the country like open act to band such EXTREMA, NECRODEATH, PINO SCOTTO ETC ...

While the live continue, the composition vein of LOSTAIR gives birth to other new riffs that will soon become the promo “SIGILLUM DEI” composed by three songs.

The new work leading the band to move on issues other than those which had been treated so far and this leads to a change also of the sounds , much more thrash and heavy, so even the decision to changing the band's logo. Maybe too many factors and too many differences lead to a decision a bit 'drastic; Mattia left the band, and this takes place in July of 2015 where you will see 'for the last time Matt on guitar, the HELL’S ANGELS METAL FESTIVAL with Cellulite Star, Marco Angelo, A tear Beyond, Extrema etc ..

Replaces Mattia after a few months LOSTAIR found Marco Padoan, but 'has a short life within the band for incompatibility' issues.

LOSTAIR decide to stay in three given the short time for the auditions for a new guitarist and saw the upcoming dates of a certain level, but also in three the wall of sound is heard.

Finally after many guitarists, joined the band Andrea Girardello, who immediately find the right harmony with the others members.

In 2017, "Ad Jubilaeum" comes out of the new studio work of the band, a concept album focusing on the Christian religion and its power.


Teo: Voice and Guitar
Andrea: "Spin" Girardello Guitar
Gorgi: Bass
Stizza Drums


Τετάρτη 11 Οκτωβρίου 2017

Jessica Wolff - Grounded (2017)

Release: 17 November 2017

Jessica Wolff is a young Finnish artist, ready to hit the radio waves and bring her voice to the stage. But there’s much more. When Jessica is off stage, she is writing lyrics, practicing Kung-Fu, doing stunt work, acting, motorbiking and other extreme sports to let the inner child out. Not to mention, behind the actions of this adrenaline junkie, you'll find a warmhearted girl with striking personality. You can hear all these abilities in her music and are also evident in her powerful music videos. Her high energy, guitar-driven pop music is spiced with everything from catchy melodies to thought-provoking lyrics.

Jessica started singing classical music when she was 12 years old, but found her way to Pop/Rock a few years later. At the age of 21, Jessica left her studies behind to focus full-time on her musical career. With big steps she climbed up the latter until the album "Renegade" was born to see the daylight in Japan and Finland in April 2013, as well as in India, where she also did a six city, Hard Rock Café tour in December 2013. After that she played some shows in Finnish prisons.

With her new album „Grounded“ she takes the next step in her career. For the first time her music will be available world-wide and Jessica is ready to hit every stage, pub, club, big venue, to perform and promote her music wherever people want to hear it!

There will be videos for the songs „War“, „Love Me Like you Never Did
Before“, “Magic Castle” and „Saving Someone Else“!


Jessica Wolff – vocals
Ari Manninen – guitar
Sebastian Lindqvist – guitar
Cheri Martin – bass
Jarno Vanhanen – drums

Renegade (2013), Grounded (2017)


Web: http://jessicawolffonline.com/

Τρίτη 10 Οκτωβρίου 2017

Within Silence - Heroes Must Return (Single 2017)

The young, promising melodic metal band Within Silence are finally back with their highly anticipated second album "Return From The Shadows"!

The debut album "Gallery of Life" was released through the Swedish label Ulterium Records in 2015 and received very good feedback from around the world. Within Silence played many shows in Slovakia and around Europe since then including festivals in Norway, Germany, Slovakia and the Netherlands, as well as joining Theocracy [US] as special guests on their European tour in November 2016.

"Return From The Shadows" is a perfect follow-up to "Gallery of Life" and feels like a more mature and focused album. The impressive song-writing and melodies are still there, and together with heavy riffs, symphonic arrangements and epic parts the result is a really impressive album!

The album was mixed and mastered by Roland Grapow [Masterplan, ex. Helloween] and the artwork was created by Jan Yrlund [Delain, Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani].

Within Silence is a perfect band for fans of melodic metal in general and bands like Theocracy, Stratovarius and Sonata Arctica in particular. Don't miss out on this young, promising band and the new album "Return From The Shadows"!


Within Silence line-up:
Martin Klein - Lead vocals, backing vocals
Richard Germanus - Solo & rhythm guitars
Martin Cico - Rhythm guitars
Viktor Varga - Bass
Peter Gacik - Drums

Within Silence discography:
2017: Return From The Shadows
2015: Gallery of Life

01. We Are The Ones
02. Heroes Must Return
03. Children Of Light
04. Calling From The Other Side
05. In the Darkness
06. The Final Victory
07. You & I
08. Master
09. Return From The Shadows

Within Silence online
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/withinsilenceband
Website: http://www.within-silence.com


WE COULD BUILD AN EMPIRE - In This Place (2017)

Release: 8 December 2017

In december 2017 Swedish alternative/progressive hard rock trio We Could Build An Empire are back with the follow-up to their 2011 eponymous debut. On the new album called ”In This Place” the band have worked with the reputed Jens Bogren at Fashination Street Studios (Opeth, Katatonia, Witchcraft) and legendary producer Zed Smon. Zed most famously worked with the biggest poprock band inside Sweden, Kent on their major breakthrough albums during 1997-2002.

The aim for the new album was to make every track stand out as a great song on it’s own, carefully produced and mixed to match the vibe and the lyrics of each one. This is why it took some extra time to finish the album, patiently waiting until very busy producer Jens Bogren had time to mix the final three songs.

Looking back at the debut Classic Rock Magazine’s PROG issue wrote:
“Opener “Finest Work” has a muscular metallic tinge that nods to Alice In Chains, while there’s a touch of Peter Gabriel in “Easy”. A charm all it’s own.”

Even though the debut was a non-budet self-release it did get some attention in the US as well:
"We Could build An Empire is a fine modern melodic rock release which perfectly fuses elements from alternative rock and progressive rock into a collection of completely saturated and compelling tunes. Fans of the likes of Mew, Soundgarden, Muse, and Coldplay might find it further interesting, since We Could Build An Empire presents yet another way of combining alternative rock and progressive rock."  Seaoftranquility.org, US

Bassist/vocalist Marcus Pehrsson share his thoughts on the new album:
- I guess we have to a great extent stuck with our influences and that’s still a little bit of everything we like really, all the great music we love from Tool, Soundgarden and Radiohead to AC/DC, PJ Harvey and King Crimson. Music to me should be without boundaries. Just let it flow, any path it takes really, that’s what our music is about. We like it diverse, like an old Led Zep or Beatles-album in that sense, whatever happened to that idea?

For the new album, the band signed to fellow Scandinavian Mighty Music (Denmark). First single "All In This Together" will be out on October 27th, whereas the new album "In This Place" will be released on December 8th 2017.

Zed Smon gives his view on mixing the band:
– We Could Build An Empire is fantastic band, with high level of musicianship. I’ve had a pleasure to mix some of their new songs and at their heart, lays a genuine drive to explore expression within their genre. I feel their strength lies in their lyrics as well as their powerful performance. They like to explore and grow in their uniqueness, and that feels like a much needed quality in todays music scene.


Band member backgrounds:
Marcus and Pat have a common history in progressive rock/metal act Last Laugh which released ”Meet Us Where We Are Today” on Record Heaven Records in 1997. Marcus was also in space/psychedelic rock band darXtar from 1994 and onwards releasing four full-length albums; “Sju” Black Widow Records 1995, “Tombola” Record Heaven Records 2001, “We Came Too Late” Nasoni Records 2005 and “Aged To Perfection”Transubstans records 2011. DarXtar are also known for their collaborations with Hawkwind-legend Nik Turner, performing as his live band during Nik's two solo gigs in Sweden 1995 and 1998. Michael is one of the songwriters and the producer behind swedish electro/synth act Massiv Ångest. In 2010 they released their digital album “Det Nya Svarta”.

We Could Build An Empire are:
Marcus Pehrsson: Lead vocals / bass
Pat Wallin: Guitars / backing vocals
Michael Ohlsson: Drums / percussion 



Δευτέρα 9 Οκτωβρίου 2017

CHIRO - Tunnel (2017)

Release: 10 November 2017

CHIRO (fka Chiro Therium) is a Danish metal band consisting of four very experienced members. All members have been active since the 1980’s. The band delivers heavy, honest and unpolished metal, taking influence from thrash, 70s rock and sludge.

CHIRO was formed in Esbjerg, Denmark in 1989 under the name Sinister and was a respected band on the Danish metal scene in the 90’s. The band has released several demos and played multiple shows live with many bands, e.g. Invocator, Dead Head, Konkhra and Edge of Sanity.

In 2000 the band split up. P. O. quit the music business but the other members continued in other bands. 13 years later the band was asked to do a show at Tobakken, Esbjerg. After a couple of months of rehearsing and a very successful live show the guys decides to relaunch the band permanently. Since then CHIRO have played some live shows but the main focus has been working on new material for a full length album.

In late 2016 and early 2017 CHIRO recorded the upcoming album at Death Island Studio, Denmark. . The album entitled “Tunnel” will be released worldwide on LP/CD/Digital, November 10, 2017, through Mighty Music.

The first of two official singles/videos “Bender” was released through Mighty Music on August 11, 2017. The single is available on all streaming services and YouTube.


P. O. Linnet Poulsen - vocal
Simon Fontana - guitar
Kent Svendsen - bass
Carsten Nielsen - drums


BLITZKRIEG - Reign Of Fire (EP 2017)

For fans of NWOBHM veterans Blitzkrieg the long wait for new material is finally over.  The 7" vinyl EP  "Reign Of Fire" will see the light of day on the 8th of December 2017 in a limited edition of 500 copies embraced by amazing handdrawn old school metal artwork by Lee Murphy.

Ken Johnson (guitars): "We are very excited about the Reign Of Fire EP coming out on our new label/home Mighty Music prior to the new album release in 2018. Let's re-ignite the fire... flame on".

"Reign Of Fire" was recorded by Phil (Vandetta) Davies at Downcast Base HQ Recording Studios, Newcastle upon Tyne, England and mixed by Johan Haagesen at Hansen Studios, Ribe, Denmark.


Side A: Reign Of Fire
Side B: Judge Not Lest You Yourself Be Judged (exclusive track for this vinyl release only)

In October and November, Blitzkrieg will enter the studio to record the first album for Mighty Music and follow-up to 2013's "Back From Hell". This album is expected to be released in Spring 2018, where the band will be heading on a European tour. Blitzkrieg will be headlining the Nordic Noise Festival in Denmark in May.

"Reign Of Fire" can be pre-ordered at the official Blitzkrieg bandshop: www.targetshop.dk/blitzkrieg, where "Reign Of Fire" t-shirt can be ordered as well.

Blitzkrieg line-up:

Brian Ross - Lead vocals
Ken johnson - Guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
Alan Ross - Guitars, Backing vocals
Matt Graham - Drums
Huw Holding - Bass



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