Παρασκευή, 21 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018

Hardverne released debut EP



French Death/Thrash Metal band Hardverne released their debut EP «Death Comes from the Stars». The EP was recorded/mixed by Arnaud Villemejane at "Improve Tone Studios" and mastered by R3myboy.

Hardverne  was formed in 2015 at Clermont-Ferrand, France by Ange Montaubric (guitar/backing vocals) and Arnaud Villemejane (vocals/guitars). In the end of 2017 Pierrick Faucheur (drums) and Mathieu Duvernois (bass) joined the band and the current lineup was complete.

Τρίτη, 18 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018

The Room of Doom Festival 2018



The Room of Doom Festival 2018

Στο Temple (Ιάκχου 17, Γκάζι, Αθήνα)

Σάββατο 3 Νοεμβρίου 2018

Πόρτες: 19:00


FEATURING:
On Thorns I Lay (GR)
Decemberance (GR)
Marche Funèbre (BE)
Ocean of Grief (GR)
ΤΙΜΕΣ ΕΙΣΙΤΗΡΙΩΝ:
• Προπώληση:  10€
• Ταμείο: 12€

ΣΗΜΕΙΑ ΠΡΟΠΩΛΗΣΗΣ:
• Τηλεφωνικά στο 11876
• Reload Stores
• Seven Spots
• Βιβλιοπωλείο Ευριπίδης
• Viva Kiosks (Συνταγμα & Τεχνόπολις)
• Kremlino (Καραΐσκου 119, Πειραιάς, τηλ.: 2104100010 – www.kremlino.gr)
• Yolenis Greek Gastronomy Center (Σόλωνος 9, Αθήνα, τηλ.: 2122223623 - www.yolenis.com)
• Full Moon Store 1 (Θεμιστοκλέους 42, Αθήνα, τηλ.: 2103821441)
• Full Moon Store 2 (Νορμανού 7, Αθήνα, τηλ.: 2117109314)
• Le Disque Noir (Θεμιστοκλέους 29, Αθήνα, τηλ.: 2112143554)
• Ηλεκτρονική προπώληση: https://www.viva.gr/tickets/music/temple/the-room-of-doom-festival-2018

Δευτέρα, 17 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018

MORBID ANGEL - Kingdom's Disdained Review



MORBID ANGEL - Kingdom's Disdained

Silver Lining Music


This is kind of a rehash to "Gateways To Annihilation" which was an outstanding album to say the least.  This one, I thought though was a little bit less of a great album than that because the riffs on the guitar were not as catchy nor do they either compare to old MORBID ANGEL circa David Vincent era such as "Alters of Madness" or "Covenant."  That was when MORBID ANGEL I think was at the top of their game when it comes to death metal releases and fresh music that's totally underground and fresh riffs.  On "Kingdom's Disdained" you don't get that vibe of the old band just "Gateways..."

Παρασκευή, 14 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018

EVERSIN - Armageddon Genesi Review



EVERSIN - Armageddon Genesi

My Kingdom Music


The fourth full length studio release of EVERSIN has the title “Armageddon Genesi” and will be released in June this year. The release comes three years after their previous full length release entitled “Trinity: The Annihilation” and two years after their EP titled “Flaggelum Dei”.

Τετάρτη, 12 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018

The Silent Wedding + Illusory + Rhodium



The Silent Wedding + Illusory + Rhodium
ΖωντανάστηνΑθήνα
ΣτοTemple (Ιάκχου 17, Γκάζι, Αθήνα)
Κυριακή 23 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018
Πόρτες: 20:00

ΤΙΜΕΣ ΕΙΣΙΤΗΡΙΩΝ:
• Προπώληση:  8€
• Ταμείο: 10€

ΣΗΜΕΙΑ ΠΡΟΠΩΛΗΣΗΣ:
• Τηλεφωνικάστο11876
• Reload Stores
• Seven Spots
• ΒιβλιοπωλείοΕυριπίδης
• VivaKiosks (Συνταγμα&Τεχνόπολις)
• Kremlino (Καραΐσκου 119, Πειραιάς, τηλ.: 2104100010 –www.kremlino.gr)
• Yolenis Greek Gastronomy Center (Σόλωνος 9, Αθήνα, τηλ.: 2122223623 - www.yolenis.com)
•Ηλεκτρονική προπώληση: 

Τρίτη, 11 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018

Resurrection of Fetal Remains released debut EP



South African Death Metal band Resurrection of Fetal Remains released their debut EP  «Lords of Gore». The EP was recorded in "Sadistic Embrace Studio" and mixed/mastered by Theo Durand and Johan van Zyl.

Resurrection of Fetal Remains was formed in 2016 in Middelburg, South Africa  by Theo Durand (vocals) ,Desmond Cook (drums) and Wean van Vreden (Guitar). Soon after Karienus Janse van Vuuren joined the band as the second guitarist and the lineup was completed.

Δευτέρα, 10 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018

Seventh Servant - The Almighty One (Official Lyric Video)


American heavy metal band founded by former Iced Earth vocalist John Greely, best known for his work on the Iced Earth classic 'Night of the Stormrider' album.

Line Up:
John Greely (Guitar, Vocals)
Ginger Sizemore (Bass)
Shawn Walker (Drums)

Σάββατο, 8 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018

VADER - Dark Age Review



VADER - Dark Age

Witching Hour Productions


Formed in Poland around the year of 1983 by Peter (front-man), VADER plays death/thrash metal that really hits home with their releases. This new one is their 12th full-length record! This one is definitely another good one going strong. With Peter mainly putting together the music, he never changes his vocals. They're always somewhat low-end grunting, but not excessively.  On here, there's no exception.
Kind of strange the line-up here it seems like there were more session members than actual members on the roster. Nevertheless, VADER just crushes once again with their unique songwriting style and HEAVY!  This one is uncompromising.

Πέμπτη, 6 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018

Age of Reborn released debut EP


Colombian Speed/Thrash Metal band Age of Reborn released their debut self-titled EP.

Age of Reborn was formed in 2015 in Bogota, Colombia by JD Reborn (Guitarist, Composer & ex-member of “BARBARIAN”), Johan Zummon (Composer, Vocalist, Guitarist and member of “CHAINSAW KILLER”) and Rafa Zummon (Drummer, Composer and member of “CHAINSAW KILLER” & “ROTTING BLOOD”). In 2016 David Bustos (bass player, composer & ex-member of  “OF WHAT”) joined the band and the lineup was completed

Τρίτη, 4 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018

EXHUMED - All Guts, No Glory Review



EXHUMED - All Guts, No Glory

Relapse Records


This California based band going back to the origin to where they were formed in 1990 have come a long way in writing a solid release here, probably one of their best. Even though I dislike the lead guitar on this record, I think that the rhythm outshines it and "glorifies" their sloppiness in the lead department.

Κυριακή, 2 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018

Rognir released debut album



American Black Metal band Rognir released their debut album «Skull of Gold». The album was recorded in "Mayday productions" by Derek May, and mixed and mastered by him.

Rognir was created in 2012 by Los Angeles musician Derek Thomas May. In 2017 Derek brought his long time friend Ross Rocco to the band as the lead guitarist/back up vocalist, and the lineup was complete.

Σκοτεινός αρκτικός



My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Έχω διαβάσει πολλά βιβλία στη ζωή μου και πιστεύω ότι κάπου έχω αποκτήσει το ένστικτο ή το προαίσθημα πότε ένα βιβλίο είναι καλό. Ο "Σκοτεινός Αρκτικός" όχι απλά είναι ένα καλό βιβλίο, αλλά είναι φτιαγμένο από εκείνο το υλικό που δίνει σε δημιουργίες σαν αυτή τον χαρακτήρα του κλασσικού. Ένα βίαιο και ρεαλιστικό έργο πολύ καλά δομημένο γεμάτο δράση και χαρακτήρες που σε καμιά περίπτωση δεν σε αφήνουν αδιάφορο. Ένα βιβλίο που σαν κύριο θέμα έχει το κατά πόσο "πολιτισμένος" είναι ο δυτικός πολιτισμός και κατά πόσο "βάρβαροι" οι πιο πρωτόγονοι. Ο συγγραφέας σκιαγραφεί με αμείλικτο ρεαλισμό την σκληρή ζωή της φαλαινοθηρίας.
Ο Ian McGuire έχει το δικό του προσωπικό στυλ και χωρίς να θέλω σε καμιά περίπτωση να τον μειώσω, θεωρώ ότι στο παρόν βιβλίο καταφέρνει να μετουσιώσει με μοναδικό τρόπο τις επιρροές του από συγγραφείς όπως ο Χέρμαν Μέλβιλ, ο Ιούλιος Βερν, ο Έντγκαρ Άλαν Πόε, ο Άρθουρ Κόναν Ντόιλ και ο σύγχρονός του Στήβεν Κινγκ.
Εξαιρετικό.


Κυριακή, 26 Αυγούστου 2018

Terrorize released debut EP



Canadian Death Metal band Terrorize released their debut self-titled EP. The release was recorded at “Vomit Studios” and mixed/mastered by the band members themselves.

Terrorize was formed in 2017 at Toronto, Canada by Gabe Vassellucci (vocals) and Greg Seberras (guitars). In the beginning of 2018 Ben Blue from his solo band "Transmundane" joined the band on the drums, and the lineup was complete.

Παρασκευή, 24 Αυγούστου 2018

DERANGED - Struck by a Murderous Siege Review



DERANGED - Struck by a Murderous Siege

Agonia Records


This is some straight-forward brutal death metal from the cold arctic regions of Sweden. Formed in 1991, they put out their first full-length entitled “Rated-X” which hasn't gotten much press, till this day. But here they back are, with this utmost chilling brutality “Struck by a Murderous Siege”. They have sort of a blues type vibe to their metal; it's cool and rather catchy. The vocals never really change and since this is the only album I've heard from the band, I can't compare it to how they've sounded in the past. But I believe that this album is pretty fresh with good ideas on the musical front.

Τρίτη, 21 Αυγούστου 2018

Villmark released debut album



Norwegian Blackened Death/Folk Metal band Villmark released their debut self-titled album. The album was recorded, mix and mastered by Grzegorz Mukanowski in "Ignu Studio".

Villmark was formed in 2016 at Trondheim, Norway by Erik Bjørnestad (vocals), Oliver Visnes (guitar/bass) and Jonas Lund (drums), seeking inspiration in how brutal but yet beautiful nature is, and how lost but yet calm we keep in the middle of chaos. Right now the band touring Norway and work on their first European tour.


Δευτέρα, 20 Αυγούστου 2018

ELVENSTORM – The Conjuring Review



ELVENSTORM – The Conjuring

Massacre Records


ELVENSTORM from France were born in 2008. In 2011 they introduced themselves to us with their debut album entitled “Of Rage and War” through Inferno Records. Three years later they released their sophomore album entitled “Blood Leads to Glory” and in 2015 the EP “Soulreaper”. All the above mentioned albums were released from Inferno Records and the quality of them led LONEWOLF to add Michaël Hellström as their new guitarist. “The Conjuring” is the band’s 4th release, their third full length album and their first to be released through Massacre Records on July 13th.

Πέμπτη, 16 Αυγούστου 2018

DYING FETUS - Wrong One to Fuck With Review



DYING FETUS - Wrong One to Fuck With

Relapse Records


Ugh, the production on here is too flat, that's why I deem “Reign Supreme” (2012) to be a better sounding album mixing/sound wise. But the riffs are about as good as on here than they are on “Reign Supreme”. Their predecessor is probably their best that they've ever put out. But to those who give this album a better rating, they may argue that the guitar licks are better here. I disagree. For a band that formed in 1991, they still have it, though most of the original line-up is gone. This trio is what remains and yes despite the flat out appeasing comments I've thrown into this introduction, I did like the album.

Τρίτη, 14 Αυγούστου 2018

Κυριακή, 12 Αυγούστου 2018

DYING FETUS - Reign Supreme Review



DYING FETUS - Reign Supreme

Relapse Records


I chose to review this one of their latest because I thought that it was catchier and sort of the essence of a better DYING FETUS-esque vibe than their current release. Not to mention that I like the production on here, it's solid. The vocals have never been my favorite listening moments in DYING FETUS albums, but they want to keep it underground and I have no problem in saying "okay, this is how you want to do it, you can change it up here and there." John Gallagher and Sean Beasely trade off on vocals so it's variety, at least.

Πέμπτη, 9 Αυγούστου 2018

CARMELO CALTAGIRONE – F*ck*d Alien Review



CARMELO CALTAGIRONE – F*ck*d Alien

Cielom Records

The guitarist Carmelo Caltagirone discovered his love for hard rock music in 2000’s and that motivated him to learn the guitar and start playing the music he loves. In this release you can find 21 compositions many of which are different mixes of the same song from 2012 until 2017.

Τρίτη, 7 Αυγούστου 2018

Karmian released debut album



Italian Melodic Death Metal band  Karmian released their debut album «Surgere et Cadere». The album was recorded at "ZetaFactory Studio" and "Dysfunction Studio". Recorded, mixed, engineered by Giuseppe Bassi of "Dysfunction Productions" and mastered by Giuseppe Bassi.

Karmian was formed in 2005 under the name of "When the Storm Broke" at Modena, Italy. The first songs are written, but many line-up changes make the band split up in 2009, after a demo. In 2011 the founding members Andrea Baraldi, Mauro Leone and Nicholas Badiali asked Andrea Bertolazzi, former Bad To The Bone Singer, to join the band. The four restart the project under the name Karmian. In 2012 the band released their debut EP «Ways of Death» and after the band start touring Italy and Europe.

Κυριακή, 5 Αυγούστου 2018

ARCHSPIRE - Relentless Mutilation Review



ARCHSPIRE - Relentless Mutilation

Season of Mist


The first time I heard this album was on Spotify I think it was last year. I didn't think much of it, but I gave it a few more listens to then decided to buy a physical copy. It was really worth it, as well as their predecessor, “The Lucid Collective” (2014), which wasn't as well reviewed as their latest. I can hear why, it was a little bit all over the place of an album, which is typical with a technical death metal act. But! Their latest takes more of a liking from me not because of the production, but because of the music. Yes, it does keep your head spinning with those whirlpool guitar frenzies. I didn't really dislike anything from this release. I thought it stronger than the former album, so let's break it down here...

Τρίτη, 31 Ιουλίου 2018

Νεκρονομικόν: Οι περιπλανήσεις του Αλχαζρέντ

Νεκρονομικόν: Οι περιπλανήσεις του Αλχαζρέντ

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Είναι αδύνατον να έρθεις σε επαφή με τα διηγήματα του Λαβκραφτ και να μην τα λατρέψεις. Είναι η μαγεία του σκοτεινού μύθου που δημιούργησε για όντα τόσα αρχαία που η ύπαρξή τους χάνεται στις απαρχές του χρόνου. Ο Λαβκραφτ είναι δίκαια ο δημιουργός του κοσμικού τρόμου. Με τα διηγήματά του θέλησε να μετριάσει την υπεροψία του ανθρώπινου είδους που με τα επιτεύγματα της τεχνολογίας του θεωρεί ότι είναι κυρίαρχος του σύμπαντος. Η θεώρησή του ουσιαστικά είναι ότι αν η ανθρωπότητα δεν σεβαστεί τις δυνάμεις που είναι πάνω από αυτήν και τις μελετήσει δεν θα μπορέσει να επιβιώσει. Η μαγεία της μυθολογίας του Λάβκραφτ οφείλεται στο γεγονός ότι είναι μια μίξη υπερφυσικού τρόμου και επιστημονικής φαντασίας. Έχει σαφείς επιρροές για τον γράφοντα από την αρχαία μυθολογία των Ελλήνων, Αιγυπτίων, Περσών και Εβραίων, αλλά και από τον Χ. Τζ. Γουέλς όταν προσπαθεί να γίνει πιο επιστημονικός στην φαντασία του. Κεντρικό ρόλο στην μυθολογία του παίζουν το βιβλίο Νεκρονομικόν που είναι επινόηση του συγγραφέα (αν κι ακόμη και στις μέρες μας υπάρχουν άνθρωποι που πιστεύουν ότι είναι αληθινό) κι ο τρελός Άραβας Αμπντουλ Αλχαζρεντ. Επίσης είναι γεγονός ότι ο τρόπος που ανέπτυξε την μυθολογία του ο συγγραφέας μέσω των ιστοριών του είναι λίγο άναρχος. Ο Donald Tyson ανέλαβε, λοιπόν, ένα σπουδαίο και απαιτητικό επιχείρημα κι αυτό είναι να δώσει ύπαρξη στο καταραμένο βιβλίο και τον τρελό Άραβα. Και πραγματικά κάνει εξαιρετική δουλειά μιας και μας χαρίζει ένα βιβλίο που είναι σκοτεινό, σε στιγμές επικό και διανθισμένο με καλές δόσεις σκοτεινού χιούμορ. Είναι ένα βιβλίο που θα βοηθήσει τόσο τους έμπειρους αναγνώστες του Λαβκραφτ, όσο και τους νεώτερους γιατί δίνει μια συγκροτημένη και δομημένη εικόνα του σύμπαντος που δημιούργησε ο συγγραφέας. Επίσης μπορεί να αποτελέσει μια καλή αφορμή για να ασχοληθεί κάποιος με τις δημιουργίες του τεράστιου Λαβκραφτ.

TRIGGER Videos


Trigger is a female fronted five-piece metal band from Belgrade, Serbia. Band is active on the regional music scene for the last decade releasing albums and performing live. Their music influences range from classic metal to gothic rock, played and produced in a modern mainstream metal way. Music critics described Trigger’s sound as exciting and intelligent rock, molded in heavy metal.

Δευτέρα, 30 Ιουλίου 2018

EXHUMED - Death Revenge Review



EXHUMED - Death Revenge

Relapse Records


Back after a 4 year hiatus, follow-up from the “Necroacy” (2013), EXHUMED seems to be a little stronger and more brutal than their predecessor. But! Not as convincing as their “All Guts, No Glory” (2011). However, this one takes a seat in the middle in my opinion as a well liked EXHUMED record. A different sort of production and now that they're on Relapse, that may explain a certain "dryness" in the making or sound to this one. What I mean by that is that it's a little bit flat in tone, especially the drums.

Πέμπτη, 26 Ιουλίου 2018

BROKEN HOPE - Mutilated and Assimilated Review



BROKEN HOPE - Mutilated and Assimilated

Century Media Records


This is the most admirable (aside from 'Loathing') a release that BROKEN HOPE has come out with in years. Mind you, they did split in 2001 from the metal scene then came back with a new line-up (except for Jeremy Wagner) who has been with the band since they formed (1988). They write about not so colorful topics but it includes gore, death, sickness and Anti-religion. Upon reading the lyrics to this one, they're pretty brutal to say the least. But they have a lot of good music to show for on this album.

Τρίτη, 24 Ιουλίου 2018

DESTRUCTION - Cracked Brain Review



DESTRUCTION - Cracked Brain

Steamhammer


In retrospect, almost 30 years have gone by that this record has been in existence. The re-issue doesn't take away from the magic of this release minus Schmier from the lineup.  But the staple 3 members that appear on “Release from Agony” are featured on here (Mike, guitars Harry, guitars and Olly, drums). There was a session bassist by the name of Christian Engler that takes Schmier's bass duties. I've always felt that this would've been a much more solid release if their frontman wasn't on hiatus for this recording. However, it is what it is and Schmier's been back for a while now so that's not changing anytime soon. The older riffs on this album especially have been DESTRUCTION's finest. I don't think that anything but a few newer releases are as catchy as the old stuff, “Cracked Brain” included.

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.