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.

Τετάρτη, 20 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

NARNIA – Narnia Review




NARNIA – Narnia
Massacre Records
When C.J. Lewis created the “Chronicles of Narnia” he wanted to write a tale that was also a metaphor about the Christian religion. Actually the Lion Aslan is considered to represent Jesus Christ. So, I think this is the reason that the band chose to use this name, because if you check their lyrics then you will realize they have themes about Jesus and the Christian religion in general. It is what we can simply say a white power metal band.

Κυριακή, 17 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

FROM THE DUST RETURNED – Homecoming EP Review




FROM THE DUST RETURNED – Homecoming EP
Sliptrick Records
All good things start as an idea, but to materialize this idea and make it happen requires talented musicians to be found and of course to be determined. I think that talent and determination is what made this EP possible for us to listen to. FROM THE DUST RETURNED was an idea of Alex De Angelis (vocals, guitars) in 2015 which he managed to realize after a change of line-ups. Actually the band managed to find a stable line –up during the recording of its debut album. The problems continued when the recordings of this EP were lost and the band decided to re – record it in a new studio. So after so many line–up changes and misfortune which the band’s determination surpassed I have in my hands their lost EP.

Τετάρτη, 13 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

CONCORDEA – Over Wide Spaces Review




CONCORDEA – Over Wide Spaces
Independent
Russia really has a very interesting and worthy to mention metal scene. I think that the reason why its bands have not become so known abroad is mainly because of the use of the Russian lyrics by most of them and that they are interested mainly to spread their music inside their country. However, there are exceptions to that rule and there are bands like CONCORDEA that use the English language and are interested to spread their music all over the world.

Δευτέρα, 11 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

Söthis Ink Management Deal With GlobMetal Promotions




American Brutal Death Metal band Söthis has inked a worldwide management deal with GlobMetal Promotions. Last year the band released their debut EP «Trails of Blood». The EP was recorded and mixed  at "Impulse Recording" by Nick Kauffman.

Söthis was formed in 2015 at Oakland, California by Ivan Peric, Mitchell Tom, Paul Olsen and Joey Bartlett after meeting them at a local "Death to All" tribute tour. This days the band is working on their debut album that will be released next year.

Σάββατο, 9 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

FOGALORD – Masters of War Review




FOGALORD – Masters of War
Limb Music
Epic symphonic power metal or else Hollywood metal, if you remember the term (though I would prefer the tag Cinecitta metal) is a genre to which Italy has offered some very good bands. However, as any successful genre, we had an overproduction of such bands from all over the word and somehow this caused its decline. Personally, I have reached to a point of avoiding listening to such bands, although I am a big fantasy fan. FOGALORD, though, with their debut that was released in 2012, caught my attention and made me realize that there are still musicians that can bring something fresh to the symphonic power metal sound.

Τετάρτη, 6 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

VOLTAX – No Retreat… You Surrender Review




VOLTAX – No Retreat… You Surrender
Iron Shield Records
People, who search the American metal scene and the underground, already know that in Mexico there is also a very interesting and promising metal scene. One of the most worthy to be mentioned representatives of this metal scene is surely the band VOLTAX who with this release reach their fourth full length album.

Δευτέρα, 4 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

CUSTARD – A Realm of Tales Review




CUSTARD – A Realm of Tales
Pure Steel Records
Ah… CUSTARD!! This is a band that I have followed since their first EP (which is great by the way). CUSTARD is one of these bands that exists for so many years and they never went astray from their sound. They really do love what they do, because first of all they are metal fans and of course good musicians. In all these years of their existence they have released some nice albums (some of them are really rare and the guys should consider reprinting them) and I am really curious to know why this band never received the attention they deserved in the heavy/power metal sound.

Παρασκευή, 1 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

ETHNOR released debut EP




Russian Death Metal band ETHNOR released their debut EP «Exile». The EP was recorded, mixed and mastered by Taras Garadga at Portal Studios.

ETHNOR was formed in 2010 by ex-members of the band "Decadent" with Industrial Death Metal influence, and released their debut single "Virus".


«Exile» Tracklist:
1. The Awakening 03:01
2. Of Ashes and Blood 09:30
3. Desert Winds 06:10
4. River of Time 02:21
5. Godless War 07:38