Τετάρτη, 27 Δεκεμβρίου 2017

ASTRAL FIRE - Defy the Lights EP Review

ASTRAL FIRE - Defy the Lights EP


Italy has one of my favorite metal scenes. If I have to make a catalogue of my favorite bands from over there it will be a long list. It is also very encouraging to see that it still produces good heavy and power metal releases (not that the other metal genres there lack of quality). ASTRAL FIRE are a new power metal band from Italy who introduce themselves to the metal audience with this EP which includes 5 tracks.

Στην καρδιά της θάλασσας

Στην καρδιά της θάλασσας

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ένα από τα αγαπημένα μου κλασσικά εικονογραφημένα ήταν η ιστορία του Μόμπι Ντικ. της λευκής φάλαινας και του αποφασιστικού στα όρια εμμονής καπετάνιου Άχαμπ. Η ιστορία με είχε τόσο πολύ εντυπωσιάσει που στην Ε΄τάξη του Δημοτικού έγραψα και σχετική έκθεση με αποτέλεσμα να εισπράξω το πολύ καλή αλλά βλέπεις πολύ τηλεόραση... Βλέπετε η δασκάλα είχε μπερδέψει το Μόμπι Ντικ με την ταινία Όρκα η φάλαινα δολοφόνος. Μόλις λοιπόν έπεσε το μάτι μου στο συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο που στις πρώτες σειρές στο οπισθόφυλλο του έγραφε η αληθινή ιστορία που ενέπνευσε το Μόμπι Ντικ, αμέσως το αγόρασα (το βρήκα μάλιστα και σε πολύ καλή τιμή).

Δευτέρα, 25 Δεκεμβρίου 2017

THUGNOR - The End of Time Review

THUGNOR - The End of Time


THUGNOR is a four piece band from Portugal, the music child of A.J. on lead guitars and drums well known with the Portugal veterans of the death metal band DECAYED.

Σάββατο, 23 Δεκεμβρίου 2017

THE ORDER OF CHAOS – Apocalypse Moon Review

THE ORDER OF CHAOS – Apocalypse Moon

Killer Metal Records

We will stay in Canada and I will present to you another female fronted band that differs from CATEGORY VI, but they also have has common ground the inspiration they draw from the traditional heavy metal sound. “Apocalypse Moon” is the third studio album of the band THE ORDER OF CHAOS.

Πέμπτη, 21 Δεκεμβρίου 2017

DEICIDE – In Torment In Hell Review

DEICIDE – In Torment In Hell

Roadrunner Records

DEICIDE doesn’t need an introduction really, they formed in Tampa, FL in 1989 under the name AMON with all the original band members, the Hoffman brothers, Glen Benton and Steve Asheim. 

Κυριακή, 17 Δεκεμβρίου 2017

OPEN BURN – Open Burn EP Review

OPEN BURN – Open Burn EP


OPEN BURN is a U.S. metal band with very talented and experienced musicians; the bassist, guitarist and drummer used to be in the legendary power progressive metal band LETHAL on the “Arrival” and “Programmed” era and the singer comes from bands such as SIMPLE AGRESSION, CHASTAINS’S SOUTHERN GENTLEMEN and HUMAN COMETH. Do I have to say more?

Τετάρτη, 13 Δεκεμβρίου 2017

CATEGORY VI – War Is Hell Review


Killer Metal Records

There are countries like Canada that when you start thinking about its metal scene you realize it has one of the strongest in the world and that has offered us through the years some really great bands which have released some classic metal albums. CATEGORY VI are hailing from Canada and their debut album under the title “Fireborn”, which was released in 2013 as an independent work, caught the attention of Killer Metal Records and decided to offer them a deal for their sophomore album which I will present to you here.

Δευτέρα, 11 Δεκεμβρίου 2017

WorldFall released debut album

American Power/Thrash Metal band WorldFall released their debut full-length album  “False Salvation”. The album was recorded, engineered, produced, and mastered by Giovanni Angel, and mixed by his brother Stephano Angel.

WorldFall is a one-man band formed in 2014 by Colombian guitarist and vocalist Carlos Cordoba at Miramar, Florida. On July 2017, the band released their debut single called “Never Fade Away”.

Πέμπτη, 7 Δεκεμβρίου 2017

VITAL REMAINS – Icons of Evil Review

VITAL REMAINS – Icons of Evil

Century Media

This band formed in 1988 and are still active, but haven’t released an album in about 10 years. Tony Lazaro (rhythm guitar), David Sazuki (drums, lead guitars, bass) and Glen Benton on vocals are all that contributed forth in this latest release. 

Τετάρτη, 6 Δεκεμβρίου 2017

This is Hell Festival

This is Hell
Featuring Vermingod, Foray Between Ocean, Aetherian, Blessed by Perversion
Στο MODU (Κολωνού 76 και Οδυσσέως 14, Μεταξουργείο, Αθήνα)
Σάββατο 20 Ιανουαρίου 2018
Πόρτες: 20:00 – Είσοδος: 6 ευρώ

Τρίτη, 5 Δεκεμβρίου 2017

Syconaut released new EP

Swedish Industrial Death Metal band Syconaut released their new EP  "Three or More". The EP was was recorded and mixed in "Holken Studio" by David Löfborg and mastered by Plec which runs "The Panic Room Studio".

Syconaut was formed in 1999 at Skövde, Sweden. The band´s previous works consist of two full length albums "Burst Into Life (2009), "In Ruins" (2014) and EP "Fractions" (2010).

Κυριακή, 3 Δεκεμβρίου 2017

ART OF SIMPLICITY - When Fables Have a Bitter Taste Review

ART OF SIMPLICITY - When Fables Have a Bitter Taste EP


ART OF SIMPLICITY is a very interesting band from Greece with a demo CD and 2 official releases (an album and currently a 6 track CD).

Παρασκευή, 1 Δεκεμβρίου 2017

Psycho Pass Crown Sign Management Deal With GlobMetal Promotions

Japanese Melodic Death Metal band Psycho Pass Crown has inked a worldwide management deal with  GlobMetal Promotions.

Last year the band released their debut EP "Revenge For The Revenge", that was recorded at "PENTA Studio" and mix/mastered by TAKAMINE YUUKI.  This days the band playing mainly in Tokyo and as a support band in foreign bands’ Japan tours.

Τετάρτη, 29 Νοεμβρίου 2017

MESS EXCESS – From another World Pt1 Review

MESS EXCESS – From another World Pt1
Qua’ Rock Records
There are many bands in the metal scene that have created concept albums and some of them are considered all time classics. Such an example is QUEENSRYCHE’s “Operation Mindcrime” which I mention here due to the similarities it has with the concept story of MESS EXCESS’s album, but first thing first….

Δευτέρα, 27 Νοεμβρίου 2017

MONSTROSITY – Rise to Power Review

MONSTROSITY – Rise to Power

Conquest Music

These guys have been around for 27 years, in 1990 to be exact. They’ve been producing some quality death metal over the years. Even early on. From the Tampa area, many of the more prevalent death metal acts around. I don’t think they’ve gotten enough attention though. That’s just my view.

Κυριακή, 26 Νοεμβρίου 2017

John Steel released new album

Bulgarian Heavy Metal band John Steel together with Doogie White (EX Rainbow) released their new album "Everything or Nothing". The album was recorded/mixed by Konstantin Raidovski and mastered by Gospodin Gospodinov.

John Steel was formed in April 2007 at Plovdiv, Bulgaria by Ivan Stalev (gutar) and Jivodar Dimitrov (drums). In 2014 they released their debut album "Freedom" with the ex - Iron Maiden vocalist Blaze Bayley.

Τρίτη, 21 Νοεμβρίου 2017

JMP – Jam Movie Project Review

JMP – Jam Movie Project

Qua’ Rock Records

Jamming in music is something that helps musicians to improvise and expand their imagination and creativity. JMP started as their name stated as a jam project of the guitarist Gabriele Bellini and the opera singer Claire Briant Nesti back in 2014. A little later the drummer Michel Agostini joined the project and with this line up JMP released this debut album.

Κυριακή, 19 Νοεμβρίου 2017

GARDENIAN – Sindustries Review

GARDENIAN – Sindustries

Nuclear Blast Records

Short career for these Swedish melodic death freaks, which is rather unfortunate. This one was a follow up from a more emotional album entitled “Soulburner”, that one is my absolute favorite. But yeah, I’m not entirely certain of the reasons of their departure from the Gothenburg music scene, it’s just sad.

Πέμπτη, 16 Νοεμβρίου 2017

TEN – Gothica Review

TEN – Gothica

Frontiers Records

Number thirteen, if you are superstitious, is not considered a lucky number. For TEN though it seems to be a fortunate one since “Gothica” is their thirteenth studio release and also their comeback to Frontiers Records with whom they have signed a contract for many record releases in the future. I think that this can make the fans of the band really happy.

Οι Arcturus επιστρέφουν στην Ελλάδα

Όπως ανακοινώθηκε νωρίτερα από τις διοργανώτριες εταιρείες 3 Shades of Black και Krisis Productions, σε μία εξαιρετική συγκυρία, οι  Arcturus επιστρέφουν (μετά από 6 χρόνια) στην Ελλάδα, για δύο συναυλίες, τη Παρασκευή 12 Ιανουαρίου 2018 στο νεόδμητο Temple (Ιάκχου 17, Γκάζι, Αθήνα) και το Σάββατο 13 Ιανουαρίου στο Eightball Club (Πίνδου 1, Λαδάδικα, Θεσσαλονίκη).

Αφορμή για αυτό αποτελεί η κυκλοφορία του προσφάτου Arcturian, που επανέφερε τους Νορβηγούς στη δισκογραφία μετά από πολυετή απουσία, αποτελώντας ταυτόχρονα ένα εξαιρετικό δείγμα avant-garde metal, όπως και κάθε προηγούμενη δισκογραφική τους δουλειά.

Δείτε παρακάτω όλες τις πληροφορίες, σχετικά με τις επερχόμενες εμφανίσεις τους:

Περιορισμένη προπώληση: 20
• Προπώληση: 23
• Ταμείο: 25

Παρασκευή 12 Ιανουαρίου – Temple / Αθήνα

ΣΗΜΕΙΑ ΠΡΟΠΩΛΗΣΗΣ (η έναρξή της θα ανακοινωθεί σύντομα):
• Metal Era (Εμ. Μπενάκη 22, Αθήνα, τηλ.: 210 3304133, www.metalera.gr)
• No Remorse Records (Γαμβέτα 4, Αθήνα, τηλ.: 210 3830981, www.noremorse.gr)
Eat Metal (Σπυρίδωνος Τρικούπη 45, Εξάρχεια, Αθήνα, τηλ.: 213 0378553, www.eatmetalrecords.com)
• Sirens Records (Νικηταρά 14, Αθήνα, τηλ.: 210 3822304)
Syd Records (Πρωτογένους 13, Ψυρρή, τηλ.: 210 3218373, www.sydrecords.com)
• Temple (Ιάκχου 17, Αθήνα, τηλ.: 6979417274)
• Τηλεφωνικά στο 11876
• Reload Stores
• Media Markt
• Seven Spots
• Βιβλιοπωλείο Ευριπίδης
Viva Kiosks (Συνταγμα & Τεχνόπολις)
• Ηλεκτρονική προπώληση: https://www.viva.gr/tickets/music/periodeia/arcturus-live-in-greece/

Σάββατο 13 Ιανουαρίου – Eightball Club / Θεσσαλονίκη

ΣΗΜΕΙΑ ΠΡΟΠΩΛΗΣΗΣ (η έναρξή της θα ανακοινωθεί σύντομα):
Ticket House / Musicland (Μητροπόλεως 102, Θεσσαλονίκη, τηλ.: 2310 264880)
Empire Store (Κωνσταντίνου Παλαιολόγου 10, Θεσσαλονίκη, τηλ.: 2313 090287)
Alone Metal Store (Γ. Θεοχάρη 2, Θεσσαλονίκη, τηλ.: 2310 266772, http://alone.gr)
• Classic Cafe-Bar Διώροφον (Μεταμορφώσεως, Καλαμαριά. τηλ.: 2310 453998)
• Τηλεφωνικά στο 11876
• Reload Stores
• Media Markt
• Seven Spots
• Βιβλιοπωλείο Ευριπίδης
• Viva Kiosks (Συνταγμα & Τεχνόπολις)
• Ηλεκτρονική προπώληση: https://www.viva.gr/tickets/music/periodeia/arcturus-live-in-greece/

***  Όλες οι αποδείξεις εισιτηρίων του viva.gr θα ανταλλάσσονται με κανονικά hard copy συλλεκτικά εισιτήρια, την ημέρα της συναυλίας, στο ταμείο του χώρου διεξαγωγής.

Τρίτη, 14 Νοεμβρίου 2017

SUFFOCATION – Pierced From Within Review

SUFFOCATION – Pierced From Within

Roadrunner Records

This band doesn’t really need an introduction, but I’ll give a short one anyway. SUFFOCATION has been making death metal music 1990, but formed in 1988. They have a pivotal point in the death metal scene, this release being a monument in the genre.

Κυριακή, 12 Νοεμβρίου 2017

TABERAH – Sinner’s Lament Review

TABERAH – Sinner’s Lament

Killer Metal Records

In every form of art and the same goes for heavy metal we don’t have virgin births. The story of the huge names of our music (BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, METALLICA etc) is the story of musicians that had the idea to take their influences and give them their own interpretation and this led them to create their own original sound. In our days, heavy metal is back and we witness new bands formed by young musicians release albums that have quality and offer us some really good moments, but the fact is that most of them don’t do anything more than copy the old school metal. I want to say that the new generation of metal fans need their own heroes and I think that TABERAH from Australia, who so far they have released 3 great studio albums, have the potential to be those heroes.

Τετάρτη, 8 Νοεμβρίου 2017

BLOODSTRIKE – In Death We Rot Review


Redefining Darkness Records

This Colorado based band has a lot to offer here to the death metal scene. They’ve been around since 2013 and have a demo out, this one is their first full-length. They have a female vocalist, too.I’m always thrilled when there’s a newer death metal band out.

Κυριακή, 5 Νοεμβρίου 2017

DETHONATOR – Dethonator Review

DETHONATOR – Dethonator

Killer Metal Records

DETHONATOR from the U.K. started their career in 2002 under the name KALEB which they kept until 2009. In 2009 the band changed its name into its current one and in 2010 they released their debut album under the title “Dethonator”. In 2013 they released their sophomore album under the title “Return to Damnation” and in 2014 the EP “Monuments to Dead Gods”. In 2016 the band signed a deal with Killer Metal Records and this is their first release.

Σάββατο, 4 Νοεμβρίου 2017



Παρασκευή 19 /01/2018

Η νέα χρονιά ξεκινάει δυναμικά με ένα live για όλους και όλες τις φιλες του κλασικού heavy - epic metal .Δράστες την βραδιά αυτή οι αγαπημένοι Dark Nightmare εκ Γρεβενων ορμώμενοι ,που από την ίδρυσή τους το 1999, διαγράφουν τη δική τους συνεπή πορεία στα εγχώρια χεβιμεταλλικά δρώμενα. Επιστρέφουν έπειτα από διάστημα ενάμιση χρόνου περίπου στην Αθήνα ,ως headliner's και υπόσχονται μια μαγική βραδιά που θα περιλαμβανει όλους τους υμνούς από τα 3 album τους.

Πέμπτη, 2 Νοεμβρίου 2017

BEAR MACE – Butchering the Colossus Review

BEAR MACE – Butchering the Colossus

Gypsyblood Records

This Chicago based band spews out old school death metal with lyrical concepts on war, death and of course bears. Personally, I like this style of theirs, not that I’m biased though.  It just has an old school death metal vibe to it.

Τετάρτη, 1 Νοεμβρίου 2017

Guillotine released debut album

American Death Metal band Guillotine just released their debut self-titled album. The album was recorded at Ledbelly Sound Studio by Matthew Washburn, who also did the mixing/mastering.

Guillotine was formed in 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia by two brothers Lance and Adam Miller, who wanted to create a band that combined traces of Scandinavian Black Metal with old school Florida Death Metal. Evan Posey later joined the lineup as the drummer, rounding out the lineup with his brutal metal assault.

Τρίτη, 31 Οκτωβρίου 2017

MEGA COLOSSUS – Hyperglaive Review

MEGA COLOSSUS – Hyperglaive

Killer Metal Records

MEGA COLOSSUS are no other than COLOSSUS who started as a band in 2005 and existed with that name until 2016. I don’t know the reasons that led them to add the word MEGA in their band’s name, but this decision makes this album their debut release.

Κυριακή, 29 Οκτωβρίου 2017

DANZIG - III - How the Gods Kill Review

DANZIG - III - How the Gods Kill

Def American Recordings

A solid follow-up to the awe-inspiring “II – Lucifuge”, DANZIG hits the heavy metal scene again circa 1992, but hey, it's never too late to celebrate a 25 year anniversary of a well appreciated release. Glenn is back at it with his notorious vocal outputs and the rest of the band that was with them for the first three albums as well. So yeah, you'll hear the heavy blues influenced John Christ, the rubble ling of Eerie Von's bass, and sick drum outputs by Chuck Biscuits. The music is quite admirable, notably "Dirty Black Summer." There were more, but that one (to me) stood out the most out of the whole album. The tempos vary, some songs are slow, meaning tempo-wise. Some filled with vigor. All of them are very dark indeed though. But that's what the whole reason for this concept that they've chosen for the album.

Σάββατο, 28 Οκτωβρίου 2017



My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Το Σάβανο του Ιήσου είναι μια έρευνα του συγγραφέα Ian Wilson που έχει σπουδάσει Ιστορία στην Οξφόρδη για το αν η σινδόνη του Τουρίνου είναι πράγματι το σάβανο του Ιησού μετά τον μαρτυρικό του θάνατο στο σταυρό. Η σινδόνη εμφανίζεται για πρώτη φορά στον δυτικό κόσμο το 1300 μ.Χ. και ο συγγραφέας προσπαθεί να ανακαλύψει αν υπήρξε προγενέστερη αναφορά της στην ιστορία. Καταλήγει στο συμπέρασμα, μέσα από αποδείξεις - ενδείξεις που επικαλείται, αλλά και τα αποτελέσματα κάποιων επιστημονικών ερευνών που έγιναν στο λινό αυτό ύφασμα, ότι η σινδόνη είναι το Μανδήλιον του Χριστού που ανακαλύφθηκε στην Έδεσσα και μεταφέρθηκε στην Κωνσταντινούπολη περί το 900 μ.Χ. και εκ των υστέρων ότι είναι το κεφάλι για το οποίο κατηγορήθηκαν οι Ναϊτες ότι προσκυνούσαν.

Πέμπτη, 26 Οκτωβρίου 2017

KILL FOR METAL – Vol. I Presentation

Killer Metal Records
When YouTube and of course other sites like that entered our lives and sharing videos became an easy task, this also affected the metal fans too. We have reached a point where many people in our days listen to music directly from the above mentioned sites. This leads also many bands to create video – clips in order to promote their music since the power of image is irresistible. Having all these in mind, I believe, this is why Killer Metal Records released this DVD which has over an hour of duration and includes video clips of some of the bands that belong to its roster (it would be nice if they could include videos or live footage from all of their bands, but maybe this will happen in their next release).

Τρίτη, 24 Οκτωβρίου 2017

SODOM - Decision Day Review

SODOM - Decision Day
Steamhammer Records
This one is definitely a step-up from “Epitome of Torture”, it just has more energy to it and is catchier. I'll admit that I only have 2 SODOM albums in my collection. I've never been a huge fan until “Agent Orange” came out some 20+ years ago... then my interest faded after succeeding albums with lineup changes left me in disinterest with the band. But I tried “Epitome of Torture” and just ultimately didn't care for much. I feel that “Decision Day” is filled with good lyrics, fresh riffs, good leads and cool vocals by Tom Angelripper. I think that this is one of their best albums that I've heard by them. Helped a little with technology, the production quality is superb and the music just says it all. It's simply original sounding and has a lot of balls to it.

Κυριακή, 22 Οκτωβρίου 2017

AGE OF DISCLOSURE – To the Universe Review

AGE OF DISCLOSURE – To the Universe
    Kunz Soundcorp.
It seems that Adriano Troiano (bass player) is a musician that participates in most of the interesting metal bands that come from Switzerland, although AGE OF DISCLOSURE is not exactly his own band as DISTANT PAST is (if you like traditional heavy metal with progressive touches you should check them out). AGE OF DISCLOSURE actually were formed when the guitarist and songwriter Ben Sollberger decided to professionally record some of the many songs that he had written in the past. The catalyst which helped him to make his dream a reality was Adriano Troiano with the huge experience he has in the metal scene (he was also a member of the great band EMERALD). So, the cooperation of these two musicians led to the realization of this album in which four singers participate amongst the other musicians.

Πέμπτη, 19 Οκτωβρίου 2017

IRON SAVIOR: "Reforged - Riding On Fire" out in December!

Hamburg based power metal band IRON SAVIOR was facing a problem: what to do when your early albums are not available regularly anymore but a re-issue is not possible due to legal reasons? Well, the decision was made to use this situation to give the material a sonic upgrade.

“We can’t re-release our albums from the Noise Records years in their initial form”, band boss Piet Sielck says, “but we are free to re-record songs from these albums. We’ve approached this challenge with a lot of enthusiasm”.

Τετάρτη, 18 Οκτωβρίου 2017

LETHAL SHOCK - Evil Aggressor Review

LETHAL SHOCK - Evil Aggressor
Witches Brew Records
A very METALLICA – “Kill ‘em All” based release...with a better production of course. This is a debut album, it's only about 30 minutes in length, but it sure kicks butt. I can't relate to the lyrics, but the vocals were just OK, the music I'm more keyed into than anything else on here. The guitars just kick total ass. For a debut, this sure is one to appreciate. The music is speed sort of style of metal and it has a good mixing/production sound to it. It's one of 2016's better releases by a band. This album just simply rips from beginning to end.

Δευτέρα, 16 Οκτωβρίου 2017

Michael Mackert Ink Management Deal With GlobMetal Promotions

American Heavy Metal musician has inked a worldwide management deal with GlobMetal Promotions. Last year Michael Mackert released his debut solo EP «Psychedelic Messiah». The EP was recorded and mixed at "Seraphic Records" by Michael Mackert, and mastered by "Headroom Mastering".

Michael Mackert is a Washington, D.C. based Heavy Metal/Hard Rock guitarist and composer. Beside his instrumental solo project, Michael also play guitars on American Heavy Metal band "Blood Corps".