Τρίτη, 19 Ιουνίου 2018

CONCRETE SWINE – Zeppelin over Chernobyl EP Review



CONCRETE SWINE – Zeppelin over Chernobyl EP

Independent


The cover of the new EP of these very talented guys from Finland has a strong reference to the legendary band LED ZEPPELIN. This doesn’t come as a surprise if you have followed the band so far or you have read some of the presentations that I wrote here for their previous releases. This band in my opinion has this magical gift to sound like a group that comes straight from the 70’s and still give to their compositions this fresh and modern touch. In a few words they manage to create songs that can move both old school rockers and younger ones.

Πέμπτη, 14 Ιουνίου 2018

MILTOS MARATHON – 2 Match Review



MILTOS MARATHON – 2 Match

Independent


This might be the second release of MILTOS MARATHON band, but the compositions that are included here were amongst the first that Miltos has ever composed. The 9 songs that are included in this album were firstly included in the mid 90’s demo of Miltos entitled “Too Much Trouble for Nothing”. As Miltos states these songs are considered amongst the fans and friends of the band as classics.

Παρασκευή, 8 Ιουνίου 2018

DRAKKAR – Cold Winter’s Night EP



DRAKKAR – Cold Winter’s Night EP

My Kingdom Music


Ok, after SEVENTH SERAPHIM this is another review that takes me for a travel in the memory lane. DRAKKAR from Italy are one of my favorite cult Italian metal bands that started back in the late 90’s and I follow them from their debut release until now. The band as I mentioned started in the late 90’s back then where bands like DOMINE (saw them live recently), DOOMSWORD and RHAPSODY gave us their masterpieces. Maybe this was the reason why “Quest for Glory”, the debut album of the band, passed unnoticed by the fans of the epic metal sound, but the people who discovered them back then can easily tell you that it is as good as the releases of the previous mentioned bands. Besides that, I think that DRAKKAR were one of the first bands that showed their love for RUNNING WILD through their music. Yep, I like the guys a lot, so let us see what they offer us with their new EP entitled “Cold Winter’s Night”.

Τετάρτη, 6 Ιουνίου 2018

Addendum released debut album



Norwegian Melodic Death Metal band Addendum released debut album «Blacknoise». The album was recorded in "Norse Studios Bergen" and mixed/mastered by Lasse Amundsen.

Addendum was formed in 2016 at Bergen, Norway as a one-man band by Lasse “Priest” Amundsen after he finished his last book "Lucifers Manifesto". The band text tells storys about deceit, demons, devils, darkness and dawn.

Τετάρτη, 30 Μαΐου 2018

SEVENTH SERVANT – Seventh Servant Single Review



SEVENTH SERVANT – Seventh Servant Single

Independent


ICED EARTH for my generation is a band that has marked us with their music and we consider them as one of the leaders of the heavy/thrash metal sound. Some really good musicians have passed from this band through the years and one of them was the vocalist John Greely who was the singer of ICED EARTH in their masterpiece album entitled “Night of the Stormrider” which is an album that I listen to fanatically until now. So, I was more than surprised and felt enthusiastic when my sister brought me to listen to his new band under the name SEVENTH SERVANT.

Πέμπτη, 24 Μαΐου 2018

THELEMA – Thelema Review



THELEMA – Thelema

Independent


Now this is a mystery band. I have searched the Internet to find information about them and the only thing I found is the above posted link that is actually an advertising for this album which tells you when it will be released and how you can purchase it in the Italian language.

Τρίτη, 22 Μαΐου 2018

BRAVERIDE-....Of Heroes and Inner Fire presentation



BRAVERIDE-....Of Heroes and Inner Fire

5 track advance promo CD


BRAVERIDE is a very talented project of Greek guitarist Marios Christakis since 2004. I’ve been following a number of promo CDS of this artist and the progress plus inspiration of this artist are amazing.

Πέμπτη, 17 Μαΐου 2018

NEMESIS INFERI – A Bad Mess Review



NEMESIS INFERI – A Bad Mess

Fuel Records


If I ask you to judge the musical style of the band only by its name, then I am sure that most of you will think that we have to do with an extreme metal band. So I did too. However, our guess is not totally wrong since the band from Bergamo, Italy started as symphonic black metal and actually this is the kind of music they play in their debut release in 1999 entitled “Sins of Eden”. In 2005, however, the band decided to change its sound to something less extreme and more melodic and the result of this change and of course their progress is their 4th studio album entitled “A Bad Mess”.

Τρίτη, 15 Μαΐου 2018

Κυριακή, 13 Μαΐου 2018

Cumbomb released new album



Australian Grindcore band Cumbomb released their new album  «Does This Look Offended?». The album was released thru "Disposable Culture" label, and recorded/mixed and mastered in "Oracle Sound Records" by Jay Huxtable.

Cumbomb  was formed in 2017 at Perth, Western Australia by Mike (Vocals, Bass) and Jay (Vocals, Guitars, Drums).  Last year the band released 2 albums “Forced Waste Consumption” and “Capitalism is Pretty Cool” and start  touring  Australia.

Σάββατο, 12 Μαΐου 2018

FRANK X – From Planet X Review



FRANK X – From Planet X

Independent


You see one of the reasons that I like metal music is because it attracts some really crazy guys (in a positive way crazy) like Frank who have an overdeveloped imagination and a really great sense of humor.  Frank for the last 30 years expresses his imagination through different kinds of forms like poetry, directing and acting 3D animation, movie scripts and of course music. So, having this long time experience he wanted to create an epic trilogy whose purpose is to entertain you and make you laugh.

Σάββατο, 5 Μαΐου 2018

SYMPHONY OF DESTRUCTION – Part II: New Rhythm Guitar Parts review



SYMPHONY OF DESTRUCTION – Part II: New Rhythm Guitar Parts

Independent


The history of SYMPHONY OF DESTRUCTION from Greece goes way back. They started back in 2002 and in 2006 and 2008 they released their first two demos. Actually I had the chance to present both of the above mentioned releases in the new founded then BEHIND THE VEIL WEBZINE (sometimes I feel that time passes really fast). The band had impressed me back then with its simple structured and yet straight forward melodic heavy metal sound which reminded me the era of N.W.O.B.H.M. (yep this band was playing this kind of music way before becoming a trend). Imagine that the song “Lonely and Tired” is still one of my favorites which was released back in 2006 and I listen to it often up to now.

Πέμπτη, 3 Μαΐου 2018

Κοράκι σε άλικο φόντο

Κοράκι σε άλικο φόντο (Γιοί της στάχτης, #1)

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Η λογοτεχνία του φανταστικού και της επιστημονικής φαντασίας στην Ελλάδα ουδέποτε αντιμετωπίστηκε με τη σοβαρότητα που της αρμόζει. Αυτό οφείλεται σε ένα μεγάλο μέρος και στους υπεύθυνους των εκδοτικών οίκων αλλά και τους εμπόρους βιβλίων, οι οποίοι την αντιμετώπιζαν ως μια μορφή φτηνής λογοτεχνίας ή στην καλύτερη ως λογοτεχνία ξεκομμένη από την πραγματικότητα κι επομένως άνευ ουσίας. Ξεχνούν βέβαια ότι τα πρώτα μας μαθήματα ως άνθρωποι τα μαθαίνουμε από τα παραμύθια και τις παραβολές.

TEЯRATOMORF released new single



Russian Heavy Metal band TEЯRATOMORF released their new single «World of Illusions». The single was recorded at the band home studio and mixed/mastered by Nikolai Bazhenov.

Today TEЯRATOMORF is one of the most recognizable bands in Moscow Heavy Metal Underground scene. The fame came to the musicians after publication of the first EP «I am legend" that was released in January, 2014. The song "Sudba" recorded in a duet with Arthur Berkut (ex-Aria) became the hallmark of the group. In 2017 the band released their debut album «Tvorez Zhelani»


Τετάρτη, 2 Μαΐου 2018

ΠΑΡΟΥΣΙΑΣΗ ΝΕΟΥ ΔΙΣΚΟΥ CRYSTAL TEARS


     
Στις 29 Απριλίου 2018 είχα την τιμή να είμαι προσκεκλημένος των CRYSTAL TEARS για την παρουσίαση του νέου τους δίσκου με τίτλο “Decadence Deluxe” που θα κυκλοφορήσει στις 18 Μάιου 2018 από την Γερμανική εταιρία Pride & Joy Music.

Δευτέρα, 30 Απριλίου 2018

CLAUDIO SIGNORILE – Groove Experience review



CLAUDIO SIGNORILE – Groove Experience

Independent


We consider bass as the instrument that gives the rhythm to a song and actually we think most of the times that its role is really supportive. Even in metal few are the exceptions when bass plays a main role to the music.

Πέμπτη, 26 Απριλίου 2018

MOTÖR MILITIA released new album



Bahraini Thrash Metal band MOTÖR MILITIA have released their new album  «World in Flames». The album was recorded and mixed by Hani Taqi at Studio 77 Bahrain. Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music NY, USA.

Formed in 2001 at Sar, Bahrain by Abdulla Muijrers and his school mates MOTÖR MILITIA is regarded as one of the first metal bands in the Arabian Gulf and Middle East to record and release a full-length album of original material on an independent label. The band debut album «The Sound of Violence» was released in 2004. In 2007 the band regrouped with a new lineup and continued where they left off. In 2011 the band released their second album «Cloaked in Darknes» which became the cultivation of the work of a band that refused to lie down.

Lineup:
Abdulla Muijrers       Drums (2001-present)
Hisham Alawadhi    Guitars (2007-present)
Ahmed Janahi          Guitars (2014-present)
John Baker   Vocals (2016-present)
Mohammed Alkhuzaie        Bass (2017-present)

Τρίτη, 24 Απριλίου 2018

MYRKGAND - Myrkgand Review



MYRKGAND - Myrkgand

Your Poison Records


MYRKGAND is a death/black/folk metal project created by the Brazilian musician  Dmitry Luna, who is the composer of all the songs and plays almost all instruments. It is based on fantasy, magic, legends, blood and epic battles, and always features guest musicians from many well known metal bands. This is a part from the biography of this project on Facebook and covers what MYRKGAND is all about.

Παρασκευή, 20 Απριλίου 2018

METALWINGS – Fallen Angel In The Hell EP



METALWINGS – Fallen Angel In The Hell EP

Independent


Bulgaria seems to have a strong metal scene which slowly but with steady steps becomes known to the whole world. It is a scene that can really offer bands for every taste of metal you may have. Recently, I have discovered METALWINGS and I thought to give them a try and check out this release that I am about to present to you.

Τρίτη, 17 Απριλίου 2018

SECRET ILLUSION - Awake Before the Dawn Review



SECRET ILLUSION - Awake Before the Dawn

Independent


SECRET ILLUSION is one of the best kept secrets of the Greek heavy metal pantheon. Actually is a super talented project.

Δευτέρα, 16 Απριλίου 2018

Piercing Immortality released debut EP



American Heavy Metal band Piercing Immortality has released their debut EP «Systematic Global Poisoning». The EP was recorded at "Dexters Lab Studios" and mixed by Nick Bellmore, mastered by Chris Zeus Harris.

Piercing Immortality was formed in 2016 Bristol, Connecticut by guitarist Keith Pearson. In 2017 Scott Wawrzyniak (vocals) and John Gagne (drums) joined the band and the guys went to the studio to record their debut release.

Κυριακή, 15 Απριλίου 2018

PLURIMA MUNDI – Percorsi Review



PLURIMA MUNDI – Percorsi

BTF


Well there are bands and artists that transcend all musical genres or if you prefer they combine influences from different musical genres in order to express their ideas and emotions. PLURIMA MUNDI are definitely such kind of α band.  The sextet from Taranto (Italy) was formed in 2004 and in 2009 released their debut album entitled “Atto I” which drew the attention of people who are into progressive rock.  After some changes in the line-up PLURIMA MUNDI felt ready to return in action and so they offer us their sophomore release entitled “Percorsi” (which is translated in English as Paths) which consists of 5 tracks and has a duration of over 40 minutes. So, we can easily say that it is a full length release.

Τετάρτη, 11 Απριλίου 2018

Weight Of Emptiness Sign Management Deal With GlobMetal Promotions



Chilean Doom/Melodic Death Metal band Weight Of Emptiness has inked a worldwide management deal with GlobMetal Promotions.

Weight Of Emptiness was formed in 2012 at Santiago, Chile, when the former members from the missing band "Twilight Mist", Juan Acevedo and Alejandro Bravo on guitars and Alejandro Ruiz on vocals, started to make their first compositions. The band  debut album «Anfractuous Moments for Redemption» was released in March 2017. It was recorded at "The Farm Studio" by Juan Acevedo and mixed/mastered by Richard Iturra. On March 22, 2018 the album «Anfractuous Moments for Redemption» was re-edited in Mexico in a co-production of the labels Concreto Records and Sun Empire Productions.

Τρίτη, 10 Απριλίου 2018

Σάββατο, 7 Απριλίου 2018

STORMWTICH announce new album



First it was the season of the witch, now STORMWITCH declare that they're bound to the witch - and this is going to happen to you too!

STORMWITCH's new album "Bound To The Witch" is going to be released on June 29, 2018 via Massacre Records!

The album will be available as a jewel case CD as well as strictly limited vinyl LP with 11 songs each, as a limited edition CD Digipak with exclusive bonus tracks with a total of 14 songs and as digital download and stream.

The cover artwork was created by Michael Vetter, Marc Ayerle took care of the album's mix and mastering at the klangMAnufaktur.

STORMWITCH's new album "Bound To The Witch" will surely delight both old fans and new!

Παρασκευή, 6 Απριλίου 2018

Epiphany Sign Management Deal With GlobMetal Promotions



Progressive/Melodic Death Metal band Epiphany has inked a worldwide management deal with GlobMetal Promotions.

Epiphany was formed by Robert Fulton-Hamilton in 2015 at Derby, England as a solo project dedicated to showcasing his song writing and performance with aggressive vocals and guitar work. The band released their debut album  «Epiphany Presents: The Noah Darke Series Vol. 1» was released thru Headwires Records in summer 2017, and was mixed and mastered by Callum Wimhurst with Headwires.

Πέμπτη, 5 Απριλίου 2018

BLUT – Inside My Mind Pt.II Review



BLUT – Inside My Mind Pt.II

Sliptrick Records


Do you want to listen to something different from the ordinary? Do you like to listen to an album that combines many different musical styles? Well, if you do, I might have here something that will satisfy your kinky musical desires.

Τρίτη, 3 Απριλίου 2018

HOKEDUN - Bleak and Harrowing Journey Review



HOKEDUN - Bleak and Harrowing Journey Demo
Independent


HOKEDUN is a two member project based in the UK. This is their third demo release as far as I know.  Certainly, there is a lot of work and love at what they do.

Κυριακή, 1 Απριλίου 2018

SKRYLLS – Cold/Low Review



SKRYLLS – Cold/Low

Independent


SKRYLLS is a band that although can be considered new is crafted from musicians that have huge experience in the metal sound, but let me take things from the start. SKRYLLS is the “child” of the singer Orlando Skrylls and was formed in 2015 in Switzerland. From the start the band wanted to create dark and emotional music and after a lot of work they are about to release their first effort which is this EP.

Σάββατο, 31 Μαρτίου 2018

STAIRS OF LIFE – The Man in a Glass Review



STAIRS OF LIFE – The Man in a Glass

Sliptrick Records


Well, STAIRS OF LIFE is not my cup of tea considering my music preferences and knowledge. I am more into the heavy metal and 70’s hard rock sound and my knowledge of rock and especially alternative rock is very limited and for this reason I ask for your understanding.