Πέμπτη, 29 Ιουνίου 2017

Power Quest: New Album




Power Quest, the renowned melodic power metal band based in the UK, will release their long awaited 6th album “Sixth Dimension” on October 13th via Inner Wound Recordings in Europe/USA and on October 11th in Japan via Marquee/Avalon. The album cover, once again designed by Felipe Machado Franco, can be seen below.

AMON AMARTH – Jomsviking Review




AMON AMARTH – Jomsviking
Metal Blade Records
Even though I’m a melodic death metal freak, I’ve not heard enough of this band their discography “Jomsviking” is the only other album I’ve heard from theirs aside from “Deceiver of the Gods”. I am impressed with the music and I like the vocals too. The lyrics were well written too, even though I’m not into their concepts (Vikings, etc.), but still the vocals accompanied the guitars just right. One helluv a guitar frenzy.

Οι Grand Magus επιστρέφουν στην Ελλάδα


Η διοργανώτρια εταιρεία 3 Shades of Black ανακοίνωσε την επιστροφή στην Ελλάδα των Σουηδών heavy metal θρύλων Grand Magus. Έχοντας μόλις πέρυσι κυκλοφορήσει το τελευταίο τους δισκογραφικό πόνημα, υπό τον τίτλο Sword Songs και διανύοντας την ίσως καλύτερη φάση της μέχρι στιγμής πορείας τους, οι Grand Magus θα βρεθούν σε Αθήνα και Θεσσαλονίκη για δύο shows, για να μας προσφέρουν τις παντοδύναμες γκρούβες, τα χτισμένα-από-riffs κιθαριστικά walls of sound και την πάντα χαρακτηριστικότατη, επικών διαστάσεων φωνή του mainman του σχήματος JB. Ακολουθούν όλες οι πληροφορίες:

Τετάρτη, 28 Ιουνίου 2017

IMPERIOUS signs with Massacre Records




Massacre Records is happy to announce the signing of the German epic black metal band IMPERIOUS!

The band was founded by vocalist, bassist and main composer Sertorius in 2009, and with the addition of both guitarists Iluaar and Kalmesh they form the trio IMPERIOUS. Their intention and goal is to create music based on historical, lyrical and poetic sources.

Δευτέρα, 26 Ιουνίου 2017

DEVIL DRONE - Erebo Review




DEVIL DRONE   - Erebo
Cave Canem D.I.Y
I’m going to start this presentation in an unorthodox way and will comment on the excellent packaging of this work. The digipack is superb, the artwork and everything around it indicates a professional release coming out of one of the big labels. Still DEVIL DRONE have released this on their own with the help of Cave Canem which is a Do It Yourself company. So, kudos guys on the kick ass work. The production is also noteworthy since it has the necessary volume and power while it still allows all the instruments to be equally heard.

Σάββατο, 24 Ιουνίου 2017

WITCHUNTER - Back on the Hunt Review




WITCHUNTER - Back on the Hunt
Blasphemous Art Productions
Six years have already passed? The debut album of this Italian band was released in 2010 under the title “Crystal Demons” and I think that it is one of the first new bands that had this strong N.W.O.B.H.M. feeling in their sound. The band exists since 2007.  For reasons unknown to me the band after 6 years decided to strike back with its sophomore album and I was really anxious to listen to it.

Τετάρτη, 21 Ιουνίου 2017

TOMMY VITALY- Indivisible Review




TOMMY VITALY- Indivisible
SG Records
Tommy Vitaly is a very experienced, guitar wizard from Italy and "Indivisible" is his latest album project.

This album musically is a masterpiece of 10 epic hard rock, power metal, neoclassical heavy metal, progressive metal anthems.

NOCTURNAL RITES sign with AFM / new album „Phoenix“ out in late September!




There are bands which are badly missed once they disappear from the scene. One of those examples are Swedish melodic metal masters NOCTURNAL RITES who released their latest album “The 8th Sin” in 2007 and afterwards slowly slipped into a hiatus kind of situation.

Δευτέρα, 19 Ιουνίου 2017

INCARNATE – Hvman Svffering Review




INCARNATE – Hvman Svffering
Cold Church Studios
Here in Greece we say that sometimes an obstacle can lead you to good results and I think this is what happened to INCARNATE from the Netherlands. The band wanted after their 2011 full length release entitled ““Hands of Guilt / Eyes of Greed” to work on an EP release, but they put this project on hold because their singer left the band. INCARNATE decided to focus on composing songs and in August 2014 the vocalist Martijn Geelhoed (ex-REMAINS) joined the band and in the summer of 2015 the band entered to studio to record this release that I am about to present to you.

Σάββατο, 17 Ιουνίου 2017

WARBRINGER - Woe to the Vanquished Review




WARBRINGER - Woe to the Vanquished
Napalm Records
This, by far is the best WARBRINGER release that I've heard!! The production isn't raw, it's well mixed, the vocals are better (not so annoying), and the music is fresh. Totally awesome thrash metal release by this band. The music was what made it stand apart from the rest of their releases. These guys are a 5-piece band and I think their guitarists totally rip on leads. The energy is all there and pretty original sounding riffs. Everything fit well together. The only complaint that I have is that it wasn't a longer album. But I guess 40 minutes of these guys’ music is enough. 

Πέμπτη, 15 Ιουνίου 2017

FABIANO ANDREACCHIO AND THE ATOMIC FACTORY – Living Dead Groove Review




FABIANO ANDREACCHIO AND THE ATOMIC FACTORY – Living Dead Groove
Sliptrick Records
Italy proves to have a prolific underground scene that is here to match each and every taste out there. Fabiano Andreacchio and his mates The Atomic Factory are here to please some more specific and peculiar tastes in music. Pinpointing their style is hard to do simply because they are all over the place. However, the foundation of their sound is modern and experimental with lots of grooves and electronic elements.

Σάββατο, 10 Ιουνίου 2017

THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ROSALIND LEIGH




THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ROSALIND LEIGH
Υπόθεση : Όταν ένας συλλέκτης αρχαιοτήτων κληρονομεί το σπίτι της  πεθαμένης μητέρας του, συνειδητοποιεί ότι ζούσε σε ένα ιερό αφιερωμένο σε μια μυστηριώδη λατρεία. Αλλά σύντομα βρίσκει ότι το καταπιεστικό πνεύμα της μητέρας του είναι ακόμα εκεί, καθώς και με τη βοήθεια των αντικειμένων στο σπίτι προσπαθεί να επικοινωνήσει μαζί της και να μεταφέρει ένα επείγον μήνυμα.

Πέμπτη, 8 Ιουνίου 2017

JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR To Release New Studio Album This Summer




"Stand Your Ground", the long awaited new studio album of the legendary US Power Metal act JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR, will be released on August 25, 2017, on High Roller Records. The effort, which is almost 80 minutes long, has been produced by Bart Gabriel (with whom the band already worked on the previous album, "Land Of The Dead"), recorded and mixed by Kevin Burnes (DOKKEN, RAVEN), and mastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony Studio. The release will be available as CD, double LP, and digital download. Like in case of previous two BURNING STARR albums, its cover artwork was painted by Ken Kelly - legendary artist known from his iconic works for bands such as RAINBOW, KISS or MANOWAR.

Τετάρτη, 7 Ιουνίου 2017

THE RAPTOR TRAIL - Devil On An Indian Review




THE RAPTOR TRAIL - Devil On An Indian
Independent
THE RAPTOR TRAIL is a fantastic 3 piece melodic band from the USA. They have existed for 25 years and there is a musical bridge between Southern rock and psych prog rock.

Δευτέρα, 5 Ιουνίου 2017

DEATHVALVES - Dark Stories from the Past Review




DEATHVALVES - Dark Stories from the Past
New Dream Records
It seems that Southern metal is not only what comes from the States. It seems that we have here too some heavy metal hillbillies and they are DEATHVALVES from the town of Karditsa (Greece).
The band exists from 2006 and they have already released 2 full length albums in 2007 and 2012. The new release that I am about to present to you is their third full length album and was released in 2016.

Κυριακή, 4 Ιουνίου 2017

MEGADETH – So Far, So Good…So What! Review




MEGADETH – So Far, So Good…So What!
Capitol Records
This album I think is why I stopped listening to MEGADETH for the longest time without trying other platters that they laid out, including their latest release “Dystopia.” It’s really flat-production sounding and riffs that are just stale. It’s not nearly as good as “Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?”, I think that they really failed on this one. I’ve come to the same conclusion numerous times around trying to get to like it but not being able to do so.