Πέμπτη, 19 Οκτωβρίου 2017

IRON SAVIOR: "Reforged - Riding On Fire" out in December!




Hamburg based power metal band IRON SAVIOR was facing a problem: what to do when your early albums are not available regularly anymore but a re-issue is not possible due to legal reasons? Well, the decision was made to use this situation to give the material a sonic upgrade.

“We can’t re-release our albums from the Noise Records years in their initial form”, band boss Piet Sielck says, “but we are free to re-record songs from these albums. We’ve approached this challenge with a lot of enthusiasm”.

Τετάρτη, 18 Οκτωβρίου 2017

LETHAL SHOCK - Evil Aggressor Review




LETHAL SHOCK - Evil Aggressor
Witches Brew Records
A very METALLICA – “Kill ‘em All” based release...with a better production of course. This is a debut album, it's only about 30 minutes in length, but it sure kicks butt. I can't relate to the lyrics, but the vocals were just OK, the music I'm more keyed into than anything else on here. The guitars just kick total ass. For a debut, this sure is one to appreciate. The music is speed sort of style of metal and it has a good mixing/production sound to it. It's one of 2016's better releases by a band. This album just simply rips from beginning to end.

Τρίτη, 17 Οκτωβρίου 2017

“RIDING THE STORM”




“RIDING THE STORM”
Ένα live για τον Πολωνό
Στο MODU (Κολωνού 76 και Οδυσσέως 14, Μεταξουργείο, Αθήνα)
Κυριακή 22 Οκτωβρίου Σεπτεμβρίου 2017
Πόρτες: 18:30 – Έναρξη: 19:00 – Τιμή εισιτηρίου: 5 ευρώ

Την Κυριακή, 22 Οκτωβρίου, στο MODU, θα κάνουμε ένα live για να τιμήσουμε τη μνήμη του αγαπημένου μας φίλου Πολωνού, όπως πραγματικά του αξίζει. Με τρελά γκάζια, γκαρίδες και πολλές μπύρες.

Οι μπάντες που θα συμμετάσχουν είναι οι εξής:

Acid Death - Aeon Aphelion - Beyond Perception - Biocancer - Black Path - Chronosphere - Convixion - Crimson Fire - Demolition Train - Exarsis - Funeral Storm - Hailsteel - Karma Violence - Memorain - Mentally Defiled - Nightbreed - No Flame Candle - Old Serpent - Rapture - Saboter - Silent Oath - Steamroller Assault - Strikelight - The Crucifier - The Flying Dutchman - The Titz - Thelemite - Tidal Dreams - Wrathblade - Xtincted

Δευτέρα, 16 Οκτωβρίου 2017

Michael Mackert Ink Management Deal With GlobMetal Promotions




American Heavy Metal musician has inked a worldwide management deal with GlobMetal Promotions. Last year Michael Mackert released his debut solo EP «Psychedelic Messiah». The EP was recorded and mixed at "Seraphic Records" by Michael Mackert, and mastered by "Headroom Mastering".

Michael Mackert is a Washington, D.C. based Heavy Metal/Hard Rock guitarist and composer. Beside his instrumental solo project, Michael also play guitars on American Heavy Metal band "Blood Corps".

Τετάρτη, 11 Οκτωβρίου 2017

ESSENZA - Blind Gods and Revolutions Review




ESSENZA - Blind Gods and Revolutions
SG Records
In the search I did, I found out that there are two bands with the same name both coming from Italy. The one that plays black metal and doesn’t exist anymore and the one that I am about to present to you that has many years of existence, although I only learned about them with this release.

Τρίτη, 10 Οκτωβρίου 2017

Extreme Assault Festival vol IV




Extreme Assault Festival vol IV
Στο MODU (Κολωνού 76 και Οδυσσέως 14, Μεταξουργείο, Αθήνα)
27 / 28 / 29 Οκτωβρίου 2017
Πόρτες: 19:30 – Έναρξη: 19:45

LINE-UP

Παρασκευή 27 Οκτωβρίου

• DIMLIGHT
• EVIL WITHIN
• FRAGMENTS OF DESPAIR
• CHAOS UNDIVIDED
• MORAL CORRUPTION


Σάββατο 28 Οκτωβρίου

• OBDUKTION
• DEAD END (Holland)
• MOUFLON (Holland)
• SKIN ERASED
• FLESH MARTYR


Κυριακή 29 Οκτωβρίου

• PIRANHA
• PROCREATION (Holland)
• WARTHORN
• ARKHANGELSK
• VIOLENT DEFINITION

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ΤΙΜΕΣ ΕΙΣΙΤΗΡΙΩΝ:
• Προπώληση: 5€
• Ταμείο: 7

ΣΗΜΕΙΑ ΠΡΟΠΩΛΗΣΗΣ:
Τηλεφωνικά στο 11876
• Reload Stores
• Media Markt
• Seven Spots
• Βιβλιοπωλείο Ευριπίδης
Ηλεκτρονική προπώληση: https://www.viva.gr/tickets/music/modu-club/extreme-assault-festival-iv

***  Όλες οι αποδείξεις εισιτηρίων του viva.gr θα ανταλλάσσονται με κανονικά hard copy συλλεκτικά εισιτήρια, την ημέρα της συναυλίας, στο ταμείο του χώρου διεξαγωγής.

Δευτέρα, 9 Οκτωβρίου 2017

KREATOR - Gods of Violence Review




KREATOR - Gods of Violence
Nuclear Blast Records
Now this far outweighs “Phantom Antichrist”, big time. This is another KREATOR album that's melodic, filled with hateful lyrics, Mille's unique vocals and music that's just totally kick ass. These guys really did a number with this one. I think it was worth the wait. Mille said in an interview that metal can be "spiritual" which I totally agree with. And that he picks out music that's like no one else's except for KREATOR. What he is implying is that it's all his own creation when writing songs, the whole process. A lot of bands are bankrupt of ideas and turn to other artists/composers just to make and sell an album. KREATOR isn't like this. Sure they've gone through musical changes over the years but yeah now they're back to their roots in thrash metal and they have been.

Πέμπτη, 5 Οκτωβρίου 2017

PECTORA – Redemption Review




PECTORA – Redemption
Independent
There are some countries that we don’t listen to very often in the metal scene, but when they pop up they have something interesting to give. Denmark for example is a country that might not have the quantity of metal bands of other countries, but definitely has the quality that many would envy. This is the country of PECTORA who in early 2017 released their second 5 track EP (they have also released in 2013 the EP entitled “Burgeon of Hate”) entitled “Redemption”.

Δευτέρα, 2 Οκτωβρίου 2017

VEKTOR - Terminal Redux Review




VEKTOR - Terminal Redux
Earache Records
This album resembles “Outer Isolation”, but to me it's better. It's lengthy too, clocking in over an hour long. Progressive thrash which isn't my type of genre but the music is so awesome on this album. Way technical guitar work. The only thing that I don't like about the album or band are the vocals. They sort of shriek. The guitars make up for that. I suppose that THAT is the concept behind the music, is the vocals to try to match the guitar work. I would presume that's the case. Otherwise, I'd say get different vocals. The guitars are so technical here and really perfection to the tee. It's amazing the leads and music overall.

Σάββατο, 30 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

PAOLO BALTARO – The Day after the Night before Review




PAOLO BALTARO – The Day after the Night before
Banksville Records Company
I am not used to receiving a vinyl as a promo. Most of the labels have us used to digital promos. So this is something that I will remember and of course something that impressed me. However, this doesn’t mean that someone can “bribe” me with such a move (but you can try if you want to hehehe). So let me get to the point… this is a release of Paolo Baltaro from Italy who I have never known before this release, although he has achieved some great accomplishments in his career as the award of best progressive of the year2010 by the Prog Award Webzine. But besides that he is a musician that can play all the instruments, someone with a restless spirit that can feel satisfaction in a specific genre. So, if you do a research in his career you will find out that he has played from experimental nu-jazz to punk rock and in 2016 he even released a book that soon will be translated in the English language. If you are not impressed, personally I am.

Πέμπτη, 28 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

KOMOTINI METAL FEST Vol. 1




ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥ

KOMOTINI METAL FEST Vol. 1

Dead Congregation
Convixion
Dark Nightmare
Crossover
Stygian Oath
Sentinel

Σάββατο 11 Νοεμβρίου 2017
Αμφιθέατρο παλιάς Νομικής, Κομοτηνή
Πόρτες 17:00 'Εναρξη: 18:00

ΤΙΜΕΣ ΕΙΣΙΤΗΡΙΩΝ:

Προπώληση: 8€ (φοιτητές/άνεργοι), 10€
Ταμείο: 12€
(Για φοιτητές και ανέργους το εισιτήριο θα κοστίζει και στο ταμείο 8€)
ΣΗΜΕΙΑ ΠΡΟΠΩΛΗΣΗΣ:

GRENDEL METAL RECORD STORE, Αίνου 5 (Κομοτηνή)
VALHALLA, Καβείρων 5 (Κομοτηνή)
EAT METAL RECORDS, Σπυρίδωνος Τρικούπη 45, Εξάρχεια (Αθήνα)
EXCALIBUR FC, Ορφανίδου 3, 8ος όροφος, τηλ 6983858534 - 6944147896 (Θεσσαλονίκη)
VINTAGE MUSIC STORE, Ι. Καβύρη 40 (Αλεξανδρούπολη)

Τετάρτη, 27 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

MEGADETH - Dystopia Review




MEGADETH - Dystopia
Tradecraft Records
For a while, I hated MEGADETH. That is, until I bought their re-mastered “Peace Sells...” CD that I had on tape 25 years ago. I think it was the vocals that killed my interest. Now that I have that CD, I appreciate it more and more. And with this new album, it's a great follow-up from a flop album “Super Collider”. This one rips in every respect. It just doesn't let up in originality, the vocals are tolerable and the music/leads are fantastic.

Δευτέρα, 25 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

ARTEMISIA – Rito Apotropaico Review




ARTEMISIA – Rito Apotropaico
Onde Roar Records
ARTEMISIA from Italy is a band that I have already presented to you here. It is an interesting band that through its music tries to create a melancholic and dark atmosphere without though their music lacking in melody. “Rito Apotropaico” is their new effort and let me tell you a few things about it.

Σάββατο, 23 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

BORKNAGAR - Winter Thrice Review




BORKNAGAR - Winter Thrice
Century Media Records
This album is a gem, it's deeply emotional. Not a fast paced release, only in some parts. There are mood changes to this one; it can go from melodic to quicker, screaming vocals to clean. It really is unpredictable when those swings come up. But that doesn't take away from the magic of the album. I'd say this is one of the best releases in 2016. It's hard to put this band in a category they're sort of Viking/folk metal. The Viking sort reflects that of AMON AMARTH and the folk kind of like FALCONER but not so much with the vocals. Just sort of like that, but not totally exact. They have their own sound and vibe to them. But yeah, mood-swings.

Παρασκευή, 22 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

GRABAK reveal 'Bloodline Divine' details





The German black metal outfit GRABAK will release its new and 6th studio album "Bloodline Divine" on November 17th via Massacre Records!

The album was mixed and mastered by Andy Schmidt and Michel Boer at Echolux Tonstudio. The cover artwork has been created by Dan Verkys.

"Bloodline Divine" will be characterized by furiously fast riffs & atmospheric parts as well as a gut-wrenching sound, and promises to take up, where "Agash Daeva" and "SIN" left off music-wise.

Hanger Theory release their debut EP




Italian Heavy Metal band Hanger Theory released their debut EP «Painting My Breath». The album was recorded at "HT Studios" and mixed/mastered by Marco Falanga.

Hanger Theory was formed in 2013 at Udine, Italy by Stefano Andriola. The band published its first single "Painting my Breath" in March 2016, and started working on their debut EP which was ready on June 2017.