Σάββατο, 21 Ιουλίου 2018

SIRIUS – Wings of Fire EP Review



SIRIUS – Wings of Fire EP

Independent

In my opinion the Greek metal scene the last 10 years has shown a tremendous progress and it has offered us some really great bands and releases. It seems, though, that the Greek metal fans are still not totally convinced and they don’t support the scene as much as they can. Of course they have made a great progress on that as well. The reasons for this don’t entirely fall on the lack of belief in the local scene by the Greek fans, but it also has to do with the attitude of some musicians that with only one release (usually a demo) adopt a rock star attitude which really doesn’t help. On the other hand there are bands that work silently and are focused on what they do and I think that this effort works on their favor. I think that SIRIUS belong to that category.

Τρίτη, 17 Ιουλίου 2018

PAOLA PELLEGRINI LEXROCK - Lady to Rock Review



PAOLA PELLEGRINI LEXROCK - Lady to Rock

Red Cat Records/7Hard


I have already presented to you Paola and her band some time ago through my webzine and I am really glad to see that she remembered me and asked me to present her new album too under the title “Lady to Rock” which I have to say describes perfectly Paola and what she wants to achieve through her music.

Πέμπτη, 12 Ιουλίου 2018

FARSEER – Fall before the Dawn Review



FARSEER – Fall before the Dawn

Killer Metal Records


The name of the band made me think they are fans of the fantasy literature since we meet the word “Farseer” either in the Warhammer 40,000 universe or in “The Farseer Trilogy” which is a series of novels written by fantasy author Robin Hobb. This is a good question for an interview for the band to tell me how they inspired their band name. Their name and of course the cover of their debut album makes you think that FARSEER are inspired by fantasy topics, but their lyrics have to do more with the real world of how it is and how we can survive it and forge our own path and live our life in our own way. Yep, cool lyrics and into the heavy metal philosophy I think.

Δευτέρα, 9 Ιουλίου 2018

SCIENCE OF DISORDER – Private Hell Review



SCIENCE OF DISORDER – Private Hell

Fastball Music


SCIENCE OF DISORDER are from Switzerland and they might have released only two full length albums but they really have a long career in the metal scene of their country. The birth of the band was in 1989 under the name SOULLESS in 1989 which they kept until 2011. In 2011 they changed their name into SCIENCE OF DISORDER and they released their debut album entitled “Heart, Blood and Tears…” and 7 years later in 2018 they are back with their sophomore release entitled “Private Hell”.

Σάββατο, 7 Ιουλίου 2018

EXILED – Ghost in the Winter Review



EXILED – Ghost in the Winter

Killer Metal Records


This is an unexpected come back. I had the chance to purchase the last album of the band in 2007 under the title “Blood Sea” and after that I haven’t heard from them until now. So, it was kind of a good surprise for me that EXILED are back with a new release.

Πέμπτη, 5 Ιουλίου 2018

EMERALD SUN – Under the Curse of Silence Review



EMERALD SUN – Under the Curse of Silence

Fastball Music


The story of EMERALD SUN goes back in 1998 when they started in Thessaloniki, Greece.  In 1999 they introduced themselves as a talented and full of passion power metal band which made me believe that these guys deserved to move on with their career. After all on stage they have always given very convincing performances. So, I am really happy to see that they still have the same passion for metal music and they still fight and create new songs. I think this warrior spirit they have resulted in the release of their fifth full length album from the German label Fastball Music which carries the title “Under the Curse of Silence”.

Τρίτη, 3 Ιουλίου 2018

THE ORDER OF CHAOS – Night Terror EP Review



THE ORDER OF CHAOS – Night Terror EP

Killer Metal Records


Canada is one of the countries that have a great metal scene. I think everyone who listens to metal music has at least one band from there he appreciates a lot. THE ORDER OF CHAOS is a female fronted metal band that hails from there and if you read our webzine then you will remember that we have presented here their previous albums as wel. This time the band decided to release a 3 track EP which consists of the following songs: 1. Night Terror, 2. False Security and 3. New World Order.

Κυριακή, 1 Ιουλίου 2018

INNER CORE – Soultaker Review



INNER CORE – Soultaker

Echozone


I am not a fan of symphonic metal music and especially of the most recent releases of this genre. You see for me modern symphonic metal is more symphonic or even pop and less metal. However, I still believe there are bands that still honor the metal part of their music and I think that this is the case of INNER CORE from Germany.

Πέμπτη, 28 Ιουνίου 2018

Ο Βάλτερ και η ανάσταση του G

Ο Βάλτερ και η ανάσταση του G

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Το βιβλίο αυτό, κατ΄αρχήν, έχει πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα δομή. Αποτελείται από ένα ιστορικό μυθιστόρημα που καταλαμβάνει το μεγαλύτερο μέρος αυτού, ένα διήγημα που θα έλεγα ότι θα μπορούσε χαρακτηριστεί ως μυστηρίου και μια συλλογή ποιημάτων. Όλα τα παραπάνω συνδέονται από μια κοινή ιδέα κι έχουν αναφορά στην ζωή του Βάλτερ που πραγματεύεται στο πρώτο μέρος του.

SIRJOE PROJECT – Letze Baum Review



SIRJOE PROJECT – Letze Baum

Irukandji Booking Live Promotion


In order to understand the band you have to know a few things about the person behind it. Sergio Casamassima is a guitarist from Italy and he was born in family of musicians. In the age of 14 he started his studies on acoustic guitar and after 4 years he began in depth modern studies on electric and acoustic guitar. Besides his in depth studies Segio was and is a restless spirit and he demonstrates his talent in various projects and bands. The most recent one which is his solo work is the band under the name SIRJOE PROJECT which I think is a play of his name (SERGIO = SIRJOE).

Τρίτη, 26 Ιουνίου 2018

HILDR VALKYRIE - Revealing the Heathen Sun Review



HILDR VALKYRIE - Revealing the Heathen Sun

Stygian Crypt Productions

The first time that I listened to the voice of Hildr Valkyrie is from her participation in the folk/Viking metal projects of FOLKEARTH and FOLKODIA. She has a really beautiful voice and the way she interprets really manages to travel you back in time. So, besides her participation in the above mentioned bands, Hildr has her own band to express her own musical ambitions.

Κυριακή, 24 Ιουνίου 2018

FOLKODIA - Battle of the Milvian Bridge Review



FOLKODIA - Battle of the Milvian Bridge

Stygian Crypt Productions


The man who inspired this band also known as FOLKEARTH exists no more as Ruslanas Danisevskis from Lithuania died on June 30th 2013 and I really hope he left this world for a better one.

Παρασκευή, 22 Ιουνίου 2018

STORMWITCH – Bound to the Witch Review



STORMWITCH – Bound to the Witch

Massacre Records


HAMMERFALL are a great band not only because they managed through the years to offer us some good metal tunes, but also because they were the reason we were introduced to some great bands of the 80’s that deserved more recognition than they really got. One of these bands, which according to me deserved to be next to names like RUNNING WILD, RAGE and HELLOWEEN, are STORMWITCH. I think that the attention that drew cause of HAMMERFALL made them decide to continue and because of that I am here to present to you their 11th studio album which will be released in June this year.

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)