Παρασκευή 2 Δεκεμβρίου 2022

MERKÚR released debut album

 


Icelandic Progressive/Groove Metal band MERKÚR released their new album «Melancholia». The release was recorded, produced and mixed by Arnar Júlíusson. Mastering done by Finnur Hákonarson.


MERKÚR was formed in 2017 at Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland by Trausti Mar Sigurðarson (Vocals/Guitars), Arnar Júlíusson (Vocals, Guitars), Birgir Þór Bjarnason (Bass) and Mikael Magnússon (Drums).


Πέμπτη 1 Δεκεμβρίου 2022

MISTBORNE released new album

 


English Symphonic Metal band MISTBORNE released their new album «The Cradle of Time». The release was mixed and mastered by Wynter Hereward Prior of "Sphynx Studios", and artwork created by Simon Atkinson (Simon A Visuals). The album is available as a digital download on all major platforms, physical CD copies are only available from Mistborne's Bandcamp page.


Τετάρτη 30 Νοεμβρίου 2022

ΠΑΡΟΥΣΙΑΣΗ: GIANLUCA D’ALESSIO – Oceans Of Time (EP)

 


GIANLUCA D’ALESSIO – Oceans Of Time (EP)


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Εξ αρχής ο τίτλος του δίσκου μου έδωσε την εντύπωση ότι είχα να κάνω με μια μουσική δουλειά που περιστρέφεται γύρω από μια ιστορία και για να είμαι συγκεκριμένος γύρω από μια φιλοσοφική ιδέα. Την ιδέα ότι είμαστε ταξιδιώτες μέσα στο χρόνο και φυσικά το ερώτημα κατά πόσο ελέγχουμε τα πράγματα στη ζωή μας ή η ζωή μας ελέγχεται από ανώτερες δυνάμεις (για τον γράφοντα η αλήθεια είναι κάπου στη μέση). Εν συνεχεία και κατόπιν έρευνας διαπίστωσα ότι ο δίσκος είναι εμπνευσμένος από τον Δράκουλα του Μπράμ Στόκερ και συγκεκριμένα την ακόλουθη ρήση που υπάρχει στο βιβλίο «I have crossed oceans of time to find you». Εν τέλει διαπίστωσα ότι κι αρχική μου εντύπωση δεν ήταν τόσο εσφαλμένη αφού και η ως άνω πρόταση από το γνωστό βιβλίο τρόμου εμπεριέχει σε έντονο βαθμό την υπαρξιακή αγωνία που βιώνει η ανθρωπότητα.

Τρίτη 29 Νοεμβρίου 2022

REVIEW: CANNIBAL CORPSE - The Wretched Spawn

 


CANNIBAL CORPSE - The Wretched Spawn


Metal Blade Records


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What a BLAST of Cannibal Corpse tearing apart your speakers.  I've never before listened to this album nor have I ever owned it then gotten rid of it. It's staying in my collection!  All-Star lineup featuring Jack, Pat, Alex, Corpsegrinder and Paul. This is one their better lineups though Rob and Eric are in the slot of guitar duties. Sounds like they're in B-flat tuning and have that ultra thick sound on the axe's. Corpsegrinder has range on here especially with the screams!  The music went well along with the vocals. Everything seemed to fit into place on this one.  No complaints really just Jack has never really been strong on his lead playing.

Δευτέρα 28 Νοεμβρίου 2022

REVIEW: SHED THE SKIN – Thaumogenesis

 


SHED THE SKIN – Thaumogenesis


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Another brutal one!  But this is way tighter and lots of great riffs!  The vocals are about the same as the predecessor.  But it's stronger hence then 90% score.  Even the band was really proud of this release.  The quality of the songs were to a greater caliber than any of their existing LP's.  It'll be great when I actually get this on CD! These guys cover it all with the tempos it's heavy but slower then faster.  They seem to maintain slower riffs/tempos throughout. Sounds like they tune the guitars low. They are totally underground on their compositions. The leads are well done on here too!

NURCRY released new single

 


Spanish Heavy/Power Metal band NURCRY released their new single «Sangre Eterna». The release was recorded in the studio OBI-ONE in Madrid, and mixed/mastered by Carlos Saiz.


NURCRY was formed in 2021 at Leganés, Spain as a one man project by Ángel Gutiérrez. This project is a 16 year old boy´s dream that during the 80´s promised himself he would publish a rock album some day, and 40 years later that dream has come true.


Σάββατο 26 Νοεμβρίου 2022

REVIEW: SHED THE SKIN - The Forbidden Arts

 


SHED THE SKIN - The Forbidden Arts


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Definitely dark and brutal death metal this is my first venturing to immerse myself into Shed The Skin and their vibe.  The music and vocals are very dismal and desolate.  I thought that they deserve a "B" rating since the rhythms and vocals do well on here, reminds me a little of later Deicide recordings.  In that respect, they sound good.  It's one of those albums that you don't want to turn off especially if you're in a chronic death metal type of mood!  It's been going in streaks as to when I'm listening to this whole release,  I'd have to say it's not very fast tempos it's mainly mild tempos and just balls out HEAVY.

Παρασκευή 25 Νοεμβρίου 2022

ΠΑΡΟΥΣΙΑΣΗ:PYRAMID – Rage

 


PYRAMID – Rage


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Αν και η αλήθεια είναι ότι δεν είμαι μεγάλος γνώστης της progressive metal σκηνής, όταν είδα το όνομα PYRAMID το μυαλό μου πήγε στους Ισπανούς PYRAMID που κάποτε είχε παρουσιάσει το Ελληνικό Metal Invader. Οι Ισπανοί, όμως, έχουν παύσει να υπάρχουν αν και στη σύντομη διάρκεια ύπαρξής τους (1998 – 2002) κατόρθωσαν να κυκλοφορήσουν 3 δίσκους. Τα κοινά στοιχεία του παρόντος συγκροτήματος με το Ισπανικό είναι το όνομά τους και φυσικά ότι και τα 2 κινούνται στον χώρο του progressive metal.

Πέμπτη 24 Νοεμβρίου 2022

New clip of HANIBAL DEATH MACHINE "Mon cadavre"

 




FATE OF FAITH released new single

 


Swiss Heavy Metal band FATE OF FAITH released their new single «Reset» from the band's upcoming new EP. The single was recorded, mixed, mastered and produced by Kevin McFlannigan at his home studio.


FATE OF FAITH was formed in 2016 at Bad Ragaz, Switzerland by Jonas Grünenfelder (vocal/guitar). Noah Laternser (guitar) and Patrick Sahin (drums) joined the band in 2017, and Severin Lutz (bass) in 2021 and the lineup was completed. The band released their debut album "Black Heaven" in October 2019. This resulted in a mix of newer and older songs. Now after about 2 years and around 30 more performances around Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein, it is time for the next chapter.


Τρίτη 22 Νοεμβρίου 2022

ΠΑΡΟΥΣΙΑΣΗ: ADRIAN WEISS - Dangerous Discipline

 


ADRIAN WEISS -  Dangerous Discipline


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Τον κιθαρίστα ADRIAN WEISS τον πρωτογνώρισα μέσα από το heavy/power metal συγκρότημά του τους GLORYFUL. Ένα συγκρότημα που προτείνω ανεπιφύλακτα στους φίλους του είδους. Ως μουσικός, όμως, και συνθέτης ο Adrian από καιρό σε καιρό νιώθει την διάθεση να εκφραστεί μουσικά και με διαφορετικούς τρόπους. Έτσι κυκλοφορεί προσωπικές instrumental δουλειές όπως και η παρούσα.

Δευτέρα 21 Νοεμβρίου 2022

ΠΑΡΟΥΣΙΑΣΗ: CHAOS OVER COSMOS - A Dream If Ever There Was One

 


CHAOS OVER COSMOS - A Dream If Ever There Was One


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Θα ήθελα να ξεκινήσω την παρουσίαση του δίσκου αυτού από το εξώφυλλό του. Είναι μια απεικόνιση μιας μελλοντικής μεγαλούπολης όπως κατ’ επανάληψη έχει αποτυπωθεί σε βιβλία επιστημονικής φαντασίας και ταινίες όπως το Blade Runner για παράδειγμα. Αν κι οφείλω να πω ότι το ρομπότ (υποθέτω ότι είναι ρομπότ) στην αριστερή πλευρά της εικόνας μου θύμισε κάπως εκείνο της κλασσικής παλιάς ταινίας Ε.Φ. με τίτλο «Ο Απαγορευμένος Πλανήτης». Είναι μια απεικόνιση που αποτυπώνει την αισιοδοξία που είχε η ανθρωπότητα για το μέλλον πλην όμως έρχεται σε αντίθεση με τον τίτλο του δίσκου. Και δεν ξέρω αν αυτό γίνεται σκόπιμα, αλλά εμένα μου δίνετε η εντύπωση ότι το συγκρότημα αμφιβάλει κατά πόσο η ανθρωπότητα θα καταφέρει να προοδεύσει τεχνολογικά και πνευματικά ή θα οπσιθοδρομήσει σε έναν νέο μεσαίωνα. Με αυτά που βιώσαμε τα τελευταία χρόνια θα πόνταρα στο δεύτερο.

Πέμπτη 17 Νοεμβρίου 2022

ΠΑΡΟΥΣΙΑΣΗ: SEVENTH SERVANT - The Tree of Life

 


SEVENTH SERVANT - The Tree of Life


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Το όνομα John Greely σας λέει κάτι; Μήπως και μόνο διαβάζοντας το όνομα αρχίζετε να σιγομουρμουρίζετε τους παρακάτω στίχους: «Now the rider rides through the night The time is almost here As I lay wrapped in steel My scream no one hears»; Εάν, ναι τότε έχετε καταλάβει ότι πρόκειται για τον τραγουδιστή του κλασσικού πλέον δίσκου των ICED EARTH με τίτλο «Night of the Stormrider». Τώρα, αν όλο αυτό δεν σας λέει κάτι διότι είστε νεαροί στην ηλικία ή τώρα ξεκινήσατε να ακούτε metal, η πρότασή μου είναι να ακούσετε τον δίσκο αυτόν οπωσδήποτε.

Τετάρτη 16 Νοεμβρίου 2022

ELECTRIC TOMB released new EP

 


American Heavy Metal band Electric Tomb released their new EP «Riddle of Steel». The release was written, arranged, recorded, mixed, mastered and performed by Guy LeMay at his home studio.


ELECTRIC TOMB was formed in 2020 as a one man project by Guy LeMay who wanted to create an old school Heavy Metal with a very epic and traditional style with tales of fantastical heroes, dragons and sword and sorcery.


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Τρίτη 15 Νοεμβρίου 2022

MISTBORNE released new single

 



English Symphonic Metal band Mistborne released their new single "Sandstorm" from the upcoming debut album "The Cradle of Time". The release was mixed and mastered by Wynter Hereward Prior of "Sphynx Studios", and the lyric video was created by Simon Atkinson.


FATAL PROPHECY released new album

 


American Thrash/Death Metal band FATAL PROPHECY released their new album «Reckless Mischief». The release was recorded, mixed and mastered in "Hear No Evil Studios".


FATAL PROPHECY was formed in 2004 at San Gabriel Valley, California by Luis Ayala. These days the band consists of Luis Ayala on lead guitar, Ryan Rivera on vocals, Basil Troncoso on Drums and Chris Lathan on Bass.


Κυριακή 13 Νοεμβρίου 2022

ΠΑΡΟΥΣΙΑΣΗ: DARK NIGHTMARE - Beyond the Realms of Sorrow

 


DARK NIGHTMARE - Beyond the Realms of Sorrow


Steel Gallery Records


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Δεν είναι τυχαίο ότι 2 από τις πιο αγαπημένες μου συνθέσεις που ακούω συχνά πυκνά τελευταία προέρχονται από Ελληνικά συγκροτήματα. Και για να μην σας αφήσω με την απορία θα σας πω ότι πρόκειται για το τραγούδι «God of Fire» των STEEL ARCTUS και το τραγούδι «Βακχεία Rapture» των AHERUSIA. Δυο συγκροτήματα που κινούνται σε διαφορετικά metal υποείδη κι όμως είναι εξίσου ενδιαφέροντα και ποιοτικά. Με απλά λόγια πρέπει να είσαι προκατειλημμένος/η για να μην αναγνωρίσεις ότι η Ελληνική σκηνή διαθέτει ποιότητα κι έχει κάνει τεράστια βήματα προόδου.

Παρασκευή 11 Νοεμβρίου 2022

TORN FROM THE WOMB released new album

 


Polish Technical/Brutal Death Metal band TORN FROM THE WOMB released their new album «Purgal Abnomitary» with the label "Narcoleptica Productions". The release was recorded at "Vomit Abomination Studios'', and mixed/mastered by Konrad Dera.


TORN FROM THE WOMB was formed in 2014 at Poznań, Poland as a one-man band by Konrad Dera who wanted to create a solo project where he can play simple slam riffs and guttural vocals, to blasting, technical gore-fest in vein of bands like Carcass, Aborted and Cryptopsy.


Πέμπτη 10 Νοεμβρίου 2022

OKL'S FRUITLOOPS released new single

 


Slovenian Melodic Death Metal band OKL'S FRUITLOOPS released their new single «Icons of Insanity». The single was recorded in early 2022 at the "Underground Recording Studio" in Šentjernej, Slovenia, where it was also mixed and mastered.


Τρίτη 8 Νοεμβρίου 2022

ΠΑΡΟΥΣΙΑΣΗ: STORMHAMMER - Never Surrender – 30 Years Of Power

 


STORMHAMMER - Never Surrender – 30 Years Of Power


Rock of Angels Records


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Πέρασε κάτι παραπάνω από ένας μήνας αποχής για μένα από τις παρουσιάσεις κυκλοφοριών. Μια ενασχόληση που πάντα με βοηθούσε να καλύψω δημιουργικά τον όποιο ελεύθερο χρόνο μου κι ας γκρίνιαζα καμιά φορά. Μερικές φορές μάλιστα ξέκλεβα κι από τον χρόνο που δεν είχα προς ελεύθερη διάθεση. Κι όλο αυτό γιατί πραγματικά αγαπάω την heavy metal μουσική. Έλα, όμως, που η ζωή συνεχώς είναι σε κίνηση, ακόμη κι όταν δεν το καταλαβαίνουμε ή μας φαίνεται στάσιμη, και μας φέρνει σε καταστάσεις που σε αποσυντονίζουν από την καθημερινότητά σου. Σοβαροί προσωπικοί λόγοι, λοιπόν, με άφησαν για ένα σεβαστό χρονικό διάστημα εκτός της ενασχόλησής μου με την παρουσίαση νέων κυκλοφοριών. Παρόλα αυτά το διάστημα αυτό θεωρώ μου έδωσε και το χρόνο να φορτίσω τις μπαταρίες μου ξανά και να συνεχίσω  μέσω των κειμένων μου να μοιράζομαι την άποψή μου για κυκλοφορίες που άκουσα πρόσφατα.

Δευτέρα 7 Νοεμβρίου 2022

OFFERBARN released debut EP

 


Danish Black Metal band OFFERBARN released their debut EP self titled EP. The release was recorded, mixed and mastered by Kristan Edelbo at his home studio.



OFFERBARN was formed in 2015 at Copenhagen, Denmark by Kristan Edelbo (Guitars/Vocals) who is also the bassist and singer in the Sludge/Stoner Punk band "Lophius". The first written track for the project Helvedet Venter (”Hell awaits”), was made way back in 2015, while the project itself and the rest of the debut self-titled EP was written in the fall of 2021. Central to Kristian for the project, is to carve out a space for explicitly anti fascist and queer Black Metal in the Danish Metal scene, a scene which like all other Black Metal scenes has an, at best, ambigous relationship to NSBM like Burzum and other modern nazi bands. This needs to change, and we need to take the genre by force from those who would use it to beat minorities into submission.


Παρασκευή 4 Νοεμβρίου 2022

FIRE AND GATE released new album

 


Russian Instrumental Metal band FIRE AND GATE released their new album «Edda: Silent Collection of Myths». The release was recorded, mixed and mastered by Petr Baldin at his home studio. The new album consists of 9 tracks dedicated to Norse mythology.


FIRE AND GATE was formed in 2020 by Vasily Kornishev and Petr Baldin. In 2021 the band released their debut album "Ladder", but after the release Vasily decided to leave the band, making Petr the only member of the band, and changing the band format to "one man project".


Παρασκευή 28 Οκτωβρίου 2022

BLACK HOLE Unveil First Single "Never Surrender"

 


Presenting anthemic guitar riffs, powerful rhythms, frenzied solos, and enlightening vocals, brace yourself for a power metal band that's progressive, symphonic, and strongly influenced by masters of the genre such as Stratovarius, Kamelot, Powerwolf, Nightwish, and Iron Maiden.Rockshots Records is proud to announce their latest signing BLACK HOLE for the release of their new album "Whirlwind of Mad Men" due out on November 11th, 2022.


Today, in preview of the album, BLACK HOLE is unveiling the first single "Never Surrender" off the forthcoming album. The track offers up a Celtic atmosphere that is inspired by the character of "Braveheart" William Wallace who fought to save his land.


"It is a message to all those who have fought, are fighting, and will fight for their country and their freedom." adds the band.


Πέμπτη 27 Οκτωβρίου 2022

SUBSPEC released new EP

 


New Zealand Heavy Metal band SubSpec released their debut EP «Valhalla». The release was recorded in "Valhalla Wellington Studios", and mixed/mastered by Ascitir.


SubSpec is a (currently) one man band formed in Auckland, New Zealand in 2017. In 2020 during the first lockdown the first 4-Track demo cassette featuring a side of Originals & a side of covers was recorded at the Sub Thug Beat Lab on a tascam porta-studio 2, it was released August 2020 & features a voice introduction by Karl Sander of Nile.


Δευτέρα 24 Οκτωβρίου 2022

BORN DIVIDED released debut album

 


Canadian Progressive/Melodic Death Metal band BORN DIVIDED released their debut album «Impending Doom». The release was recorded, mixed and mastered by Fred Bedard.



Born Divided was formed in 2020 at Quebec City, Québec by Maxim Levesque (Vocals), Fred Bédard (Guitars), Michaël Beaudoin (Guitars), Tommy Demers (Bass) and Lucas Biron (Drums).


Παρασκευή 21 Οκτωβρίου 2022

DESECRATOR OF SANCTUARY released debut EP

 


Canadian Depressive Black Metal band DESECRATOR OF SANCTUARY released their debut EP «Unsettling». This release was recorded in "Cold Colony Studios" in Hamilton Ontario Canada. Mixed and Mastered By Carlo Barberi.


DESECRATOR OF SANCTUARY is a one man band founded in 2021 in Ontario Canada. Inspired mainly by the work of Burzum, Aiming to create unsettling soundscapes that have a disturbing feeling of despair but drift slightly from the traditional DSBM melodic sound.


Τρίτη 18 Οκτωβρίου 2022

ROYAL HUNT START PRE-SALES OF THEIR NEW STUDIO ALBUM – “DYSTOPIA. PART 2”.

 


ROYAL HUNT will release their new studio album – “Dystopia. Part 2” – on October 26th via King Records (Japan/SE Asia) and on October 28th via NorthPoint Productions (EU/N & S America). The second and final part of the concept will again feature guest performers: Mats Leven (TSO, Skyblood, Vandenberg), Mark Boals (Y.J. Malmsteen, Ring of Fire, Royal Hunt), Henrik Brockman (Royal Hunt, Evil Masquerade, N´Tribe), Kenny Lubcke (Narita, Zoser Mez) and Alexandra Andersen (Royal Hunt, JSP). “Dystopia – Part 2” will be released in following formats: regular CD, various Deluxe editions/bundles and a gatefold, heavy vinyl double LP (availability date pending).



ROYAL HUNT keep expanding their trademark sound and, as the story which inspired the project - Ray Bradbury´s classic novel “Fahrenheit 451” – gets more intense towards the end, the music turns into more dynamic, heavier direction. Once again the guest singers add even more dramatic contrasts to an already cinematic yet solidly rocking soundscape.


Simply a “must have” for any symfo/prog/power fan out there!


MESSAGE FROM THE BAND: “Thinking back to the release date of the “Part 1” back in 2020 makes you realize what a crazy time we all went through just during the last two years: who could have imagined that our “Dystopia” – project would reflect the harsh reality in such detail? And the madness is still ongoing.


In any case, “Dystopia – Part 2” is even more relevant today than ever: we followed the general concept yet filled it up with images of current events in order to make it resonate with every person, everybody living through 2020 to 2022 and watching insanity to unfold in real time”.

Σάββατο 15 Οκτωβρίου 2022

LYZZÄRD reveal cover art, tracklist & 1st song from new album!

 


Portuguese Heavy Metal band LYZZÄRD, has just revealed the cover art and 1st advance single for their 2nd album "The Abyss", which will be released on December 1st, 2022 through Fighter Records on CD and Digital formats.


LYZZÄRD emerged in 2013, releasing their first EP "Release the Hounds" in 2014. Already in 2017, they signed with Fighter Records for the release of their 1st album "Savage". After playing several shows in Portugal, Spain and Germany, the pandemic came and two changes in the line-up happened as well, to finally record their 2nd album in 2022 under the title "The Abyss" and which will again be released by Fighter Records. Currently, LYZZÄRD are stronger than ever and eager to return to the stage!!



Tracklist for "The Abyss" is as follows:

01. Satan's Well

02. The Abyss

03. Shackles of Justice

04. Red Hot

05. Jailbreaker

06. Distant Skies

07. Agents of Death

08. From the Blade to the Grave

09. Resistance

10. As Above So Below


The release date for LYZZÄRD "The Abyss" will be the 1st of December 2022 through Fighter Records on CD & Digital formats.