Παρασκευή, 20 Απριλίου 2018

METALWINGS – Fallen Angel In The Hell EP



METALWINGS – Fallen Angel In The Hell EP

Independent


Bulgaria seems to have a strong metal scene which slowly but with steady steps becomes known to the whole world. It is a scene that can really offer bands for every taste of metal you may have. Recently, I have discovered METALWINGS and I thought to give them a try and check out this release that I am about to present to you.

Τρίτη, 17 Απριλίου 2018

SECRET ILLUSION - Awake Before the Dawn Review



SECRET ILLUSION - Awake Before the Dawn

Independent


SECRET ILLUSION is one of the best kept secrets of the Greek heavy metal pantheon. Actually is a super talented project.

Δευτέρα, 16 Απριλίου 2018

Piercing Immortality released debut EP



American Heavy Metal band Piercing Immortality has released their debut EP «Systematic Global Poisoning». The EP was recorded at "Dexters Lab Studios" and mixed by Nick Bellmore, mastered by Chris Zeus Harris.

Piercing Immortality was formed in 2016 Bristol, Connecticut by guitarist Keith Pearson. In 2017 Scott Wawrzyniak (vocals) and John Gagne (drums) joined the band and the guys went to the studio to record their debut release.

Κυριακή, 15 Απριλίου 2018

PLURIMA MUNDI – Percorsi Review



PLURIMA MUNDI – Percorsi

BTF


Well there are bands and artists that transcend all musical genres or if you prefer they combine influences from different musical genres in order to express their ideas and emotions. PLURIMA MUNDI are definitely such kind of α band.  The sextet from Taranto (Italy) was formed in 2004 and in 2009 released their debut album entitled “Atto I” which drew the attention of people who are into progressive rock.  After some changes in the line-up PLURIMA MUNDI felt ready to return in action and so they offer us their sophomore release entitled “Percorsi” (which is translated in English as Paths) which consists of 5 tracks and has a duration of over 40 minutes. So, we can easily say that it is a full length release.

Παρασκευή, 13 Απριλίου 2018

Οι Aura Noir επιστρέφουν στην Ελλάδα



“Οι Aura Noir επιστρέφουν στην Ελλάδα για blackthrashattack!”

Μετά από πολυετή απουσία από τους Ελληνικούς συναυλιακούς χώρους οι black thrash metallers Aura Noir επιστρέφουν τον Μάϊο στην Ελλάδα, ξανά ως τρίο και με την κυκλοφορία του έκτου τους full-length δίσκου να αναμένεται μέσα στο 2018. Δείτε παρακάτω όλες τις λεπτομέρειες:

Παρασκευή 4 Μαϊου – Temple / Αθήνα
Special guest: Abyssus (GR)
Πόρτες: 20:30

ΤΙΜΕΣ ΕΙΣΙΤΗΡΙΩΝ:
• Περιορισμένη προπώληση: 18€

ΣΗΜΕΙΑ ΠΡΟΠΩΛΗΣΗΣ:
• Sirens Records (Νικηταρά 14, Αθήνα, τηλ.: 210 3822304)
• No Remorse Records (Γαμβέτα 4, Αθήνα, τηλ.: 210 3830981, www.noremorse.gr)
• Le Disque Noir Records Shop (Θεμιστοκλέους 29, Αθήνα, τηλ.: 211 214 3554)
• Syd Records (Πρωτογένους 13, Ψυρρή, Αθήνα, τηλ.: 210 3218373, www.sydrecords.com)
• Metal Era (Εμ. Μπενάκη 22, Αθήνα, τηλ.: 210 3304133, www.metalera.gr)
• Bowel of Noise Records (Θεμιστοκλέους 25, Αθήνα, 210 3846783, www.bowelofnoise.com)
Τηλεφωνικά στο 11876
• Reload Stores
• Media Markt
• Seven Spots
Βιβλιοπωλείο Ευριπίδης
• Viva Kiosks (Συνταγμα & Τεχνόπολις)
• Ηλεκτρονική προπώληση: www.viva.gr/tickets/music/temple/aura-noir-abyssus

Σάββατο 5 Μαΐου 2018 – Eightball Club / Θεσσαλονίκη
Special guests: The Unconfessed (GR) + Nihilism (GR)
Πόρτες: 20:00

ΤΙΜΕΣ ΕΙΣΙΤΗΡΙΩΝ:
• Περιορισμένη προπώληση: 18€
• Προπώληση: 20€
• Ταμείο: 23€

ΣΗΜΕΙΑ ΠΡΟΠΩΛΗΣΗΣ:
• Velona Records (Μητροπόλεως 125, Θεσσαλονίκη, τηλ: 2313 09 0695)
• Musicland (Μητροπόλεως 102, Θεσσαλονίκη)
• The Nephilim Store (Πατριάρχου Ιωακείμ 17, Θεσσαλονίκη, τηλ: 694 536 6526)
• Stereodisc Record Shop (Αριστοτέλους 4, Θεσσαλονίκη, τηλ.: 231 026 2912)

Πέμπτη, 12 Απριλίου 2018

Bell Witch (US) live in Athens



Bell Witch (US) live in Athens
w/ special guest: Shattered Hope (GR)
Στο Temple (Ιάκχου 17, Γκάζι, Αθήνα)
Σάββατο 28 Απριλίου 2018
Πόρτες: 20:30

ΤΙΜΕΣ ΕΙΣΙΤΗΡΙΩΝ:
• Προπώληση: 15€
• Διπλό εισιτήριο (περιορισμένη διάθεση): 28€
• Ταμείο: 18€

ΣΗΜΕΙΑ ΠΡΟΠΩΛΗΣΗΣ:
• Rhythm Records (Εμ. Μπενάκη 74, Αθήνα, τηλ.: 210 3841550, www.rhythmrecords.gr)
• Le Disque Noir (Θεμιστοκλέους 29, Αθήνα, τηλ.: 211 214 3554)
• Syd Records (Πρωτογένους 13, Ψυρρή, Αθήνα, τηλ.: 210 3218373, www.sydrecords.com)
• Metal Era (Εμ. Μπενάκη 22, Αθήνα, τηλ.: 210 3304133, www.metalera.gr)
• Bowel of Noise Records (Θεμιστοκλέους 25, Αθήνα, 210 3846783, www.bowelofnoise.com)
Τηλεφωνικά στο 11876
• Reload Stores
• Media Markt
• Seven Spots
Βιβλιοπωλείο Ευριπίδης
• Viva Kiosks (Συνταγμα & Τεχνόπολις)
• Ηλεκτρονική προπώληση: https://www.viva.gr/tickets/music/temple/bell-witch-shattered-hope
***  Όλες οι αποδείξεις εισιτηρίων του viva.gr θα ανταλλάσσονται με κανονικά hard copy συλλεκτικά εισιτήρια, την ημέρα της συναυλίας, στο ταμείο του χώρου διεξαγωγής.

Τετάρτη, 11 Απριλίου 2018

HAIL SPIRIT NOIR live in Athens




HAIL SPIRIT NOIR live in Athens
w/ special guests: Mock the Mankind + Spineless
Στο Temple (Ιάκχου 17, Γκάζι, Αθήνα)
Παρασκευή 20 Απριλίου
Πόρτες: 20:00

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

ΣΗΜΕΙΑ ΠΡΟΠΩΛΗΣΗΣ:
Τηλεφωνικά στο 11876
• Reload Stores
• Media Markt
• Seven Spots
Βιβλιοπωλείο Ευριπίδης
• Viva Kiosks (Συνταγμα & Τεχνόπολις)
• Ηλεκτρονική προπώληση: https://www.viva.gr/tickets/mousiki/temple/hail-spirit-noir

Weight Of Emptiness Sign Management Deal With GlobMetal Promotions



Chilean Doom/Melodic Death Metal band Weight Of Emptiness has inked a worldwide management deal with GlobMetal Promotions.

Weight Of Emptiness was formed in 2012 at Santiago, Chile, when the former members from the missing band "Twilight Mist", Juan Acevedo and Alejandro Bravo on guitars and Alejandro Ruiz on vocals, started to make their first compositions. The band  debut album «Anfractuous Moments for Redemption» was released in March 2017. It was recorded at "The Farm Studio" by Juan Acevedo and mixed/mastered by Richard Iturra. On March 22, 2018 the album «Anfractuous Moments for Redemption» was re-edited in Mexico in a co-production of the labels Concreto Records and Sun Empire Productions.

Τρίτη, 10 Απριλίου 2018

Σάββατο, 7 Απριλίου 2018

STORMWTICH announce new album



First it was the season of the witch, now STORMWITCH declare that they're bound to the witch - and this is going to happen to you too!

STORMWITCH's new album "Bound To The Witch" is going to be released on June 29, 2018 via Massacre Records!

The album will be available as a jewel case CD as well as strictly limited vinyl LP with 11 songs each, as a limited edition CD Digipak with exclusive bonus tracks with a total of 14 songs and as digital download and stream.

The cover artwork was created by Michael Vetter, Marc Ayerle took care of the album's mix and mastering at the klangMAnufaktur.

STORMWITCH's new album "Bound To The Witch" will surely delight both old fans and new!

Παρασκευή, 6 Απριλίου 2018

Epiphany Sign Management Deal With GlobMetal Promotions



Progressive/Melodic Death Metal band Epiphany has inked a worldwide management deal with GlobMetal Promotions.

Epiphany was formed by Robert Fulton-Hamilton in 2015 at Derby, England as a solo project dedicated to showcasing his song writing and performance with aggressive vocals and guitar work. The band released their debut album  «Epiphany Presents: The Noah Darke Series Vol. 1» was released thru Headwires Records in summer 2017, and was mixed and mastered by Callum Wimhurst with Headwires.

Πέμπτη, 5 Απριλίου 2018

BLUT – Inside My Mind Pt.II Review



BLUT – Inside My Mind Pt.II

Sliptrick Records


Do you want to listen to something different from the ordinary? Do you like to listen to an album that combines many different musical styles? Well, if you do, I might have here something that will satisfy your kinky musical desires.

Τρίτη, 3 Απριλίου 2018

HOKEDUN - Bleak and Harrowing Journey Review



HOKEDUN - Bleak and Harrowing Journey Demo
Independent


HOKEDUN is a two member project based in the UK. This is their third demo release as far as I know.  Certainly, there is a lot of work and love at what they do.

Κυριακή, 1 Απριλίου 2018

SKRYLLS – Cold/Low Review



SKRYLLS – Cold/Low

Independent


SKRYLLS is a band that although can be considered new is crafted from musicians that have huge experience in the metal sound, but let me take things from the start. SKRYLLS is the “child” of the singer Orlando Skrylls and was formed in 2015 in Switzerland. From the start the band wanted to create dark and emotional music and after a lot of work they are about to release their first effort which is this EP.

Σάββατο, 31 Μαρτίου 2018

STAIRS OF LIFE – The Man in a Glass Review



STAIRS OF LIFE – The Man in a Glass

Sliptrick Records


Well, STAIRS OF LIFE is not my cup of tea considering my music preferences and knowledge. I am more into the heavy metal and 70’s hard rock sound and my knowledge of rock and especially alternative rock is very limited and for this reason I ask for your understanding.

Τρίτη, 27 Μαρτίου 2018

HOPELEZZ signs with Massacre Records, reveals album title



Something loud is coming your way: The modern thrash metal outfit HOPELEZZ has signed with Massacre Records and plans to release its new album "Stories Of A War Long Forgotten" this summer!

HOPELEZZ surely aren't rookies anymore, they have already released two studio albums and played countless live gigs - with Lamb Of God, August Burns Red or Whitechapel, among others - both in clubs as well as at festivals.

The new album is the band's first ever concept album and showcases the band's abilities on an impressive new level!

HOPELEZZ are Adrian Vorgerd (Vocals, Guitars), Dennis Ehlen (Guitars), Marcel Krüger (Bass) and Nik Gaidel (Drums).

69 CHAMBERS announce new album



69 CHAMBERS from Switzerland are going to release their new album "Machine" on May 25, 2018 via Massacre Records!

It's the third studio album of the trio, consisting of Nina Vetterli-Treml (bass, vocals), Tommy Vetterli (guitar) and Diego Rapacchietti (drums).

Responsible for the cover artwork, available below, are Oliver Nanzig (photography) as well as Charles Blunier (graphics). 

"Machine" promises to be 69 CHAMBERS most personal album - without sounding soft. The vocals are still alternating between fragility and pure anger, the guitar riffs are as heavy and precise as they come and collide with the tight drums.

Δευτέρα, 26 Μαρτίου 2018

Crafting the Conspiracy released new single



American Melodic Deathcore band Crafting the Conspiracy released their new single "The Carrier", taken from their upcoming debut album «The Cosmic Key». The single was recorded in Big Spring, Texas at "Calico Recording Studios" By David Haro.

Crafting the Conspiracy was formed in 2014 Odessa, Texas, and in the past years played with bands like Thy Art is Murder, Soulfly, Within the Ruins and many more. In 2015 the band released their debut EP "Human Error", and now the band is ready to release their new album, that will be out this spring.

Κυριακή, 25 Μαρτίου 2018

MONUMENT – Hellhound Review



MONUMENT – Hellhound

Rock Of Angels Records


There are so many bands in our days that are influenced or even reproduce the sound of the N.W.O.B.H.M. movement, but only few come from the country where this sound was invented. However, quality does not hide in quantity, but vice versa and it seems that MONUMENT from London, England are very ambitious and interesting representatives of that sound.

Σάββατο, 17 Μαρτίου 2018

SNAKEYES – Metal Monster Review



SNAKEYES – Metal Monster

Independent


SNAKEYES are a Spanish band with a Romanian singer. I do like these collaborations because they prove that metal is above all colors and nationalities and most of all because such collaborations usually give us good albums to listen to. SNAKEYES have already impressed me with their 2015 debut album entitled “Ultimate Sin” and so when I saw that they had released their sophomore album entitled “Metal Monster” I was really intrigued to listen to their new work.

Πέμπτη, 15 Μαρτίου 2018

MILLENNIUM – Awakening Review



MILLENNIUM – Awakening

Independent


MILLENNIUM is a band formed in 1982 in Birmingham, United Kingdom and they were part of the N.W.O.B.H.M. metal movement that has affected so drastically our sound. As many bands of that era MILLENNIUM managed to release in 1983 their debut album under the same name; after that they released some demos and called it a day in the late 80’s. The band members, though, thought that they have more to give with this band and I think that the new interest that the new bands show in the N.W.O.B.H.M. sound motivated them to come back and in 2016 to release their sophomore album entitled “Caught in a Warzone”. “Awakening” is the successor of that release and let me tell you a few things about it.

Τρίτη, 13 Μαρτίου 2018

ROSS THE BOSS: The legend returns with new album „By Blood Sworn“!



Ross "The Boss" Friedman left a huge mark on the scene as co-founder and songwriter of Manowar in the 1980s. Between 1982 and 1988, the band released one classic album after another and became the epitome of epic  heavy metal. In 1989, Ross left the band and indulged in other projects, in 2008 the cult guitarist launched his solo band under the banner ROSS THE BOSS - again clearly geared towards traditional heavy metal. The debut "New Metal Leader" was succeeded two years later by "Hailstorm".

HYPERION – Dangerous Days Reviews



HYPERION – Dangerous Days

Independent


Well, this is not the first Italian band under the name HYPERION that I have the chance to listen to, but it is definitely better. Actually when I received the CD I thought that they were the reunion of the Italian power metal band HYPERION that in 1999 released their one and as it seems only album entitled “Where Stone Is Unscarred” through Massacre Records. The logo, though, and mainly the music made me realize that I had to do with a totally different band.

Δευτέρα, 12 Μαρτίου 2018

The Crucifier - Voices In My Head (Full Album, 2017)



The Crucifier was formed in February 1995 by Hilas ëThanatoidí Kyriazis (vocals) and bass guitarist Giorgos Kyriazis in Athens. With three demos: “Infernal Pain” (1995), “Totally Madness” (1996) and “Fear Is Your Mind” (1998), and two EPs “Innocent World” released in 2001 and “Escape or Die” from 2004 and after two full-lengths, the debut “Merciless Conviction” (2002) and the last acclaimed “Cursed Cross” (2006), the band is ready to hit the market again! After several line-up changes, the band is now renewed and from 2007 and 2010 released four split album as well including the presence into “Thrash Metal Blitzkrieg Vol. 3″ underground cult compilation. During its career The Crucifier played many gigs around their Country supporting important international metal acts.

THE CRUCIFIER – Line Up:
H.K THRASHER-THROAT
NIKOS-GUITAR
SPYROS-GUITAR
THEMIS (R A T)-BASS
DIMITRIS (IN CORE)-DRUMS

Κυριακή, 11 Μαρτίου 2018

CONCRETE SWINE – ZEPPELIN OVER CHERNOBYL STREAMING IN FULL



Finland's Concrete Swine are streaming their new EP Zeppelin over Chernobyl and it is available for streaming on Concrete Swine's Soundcloud page

Zeppelin over Chernobyl EP was recorded and mixed by Tero Kalliomäki at Killhill Studio,Riihimäki, Finland. Mastering was handled by Collin Jordan (Ministry, Voivod, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Eyehategod) at the Boiler Room in Chicago.

Tracklist:
1. Black Swine
2. Feed That Fire(fire outside)
3. Binhead
4. Way High Tsar

Harvest Time released new album



Russian Symphonic Metal band Harvest Time (Russian - "Время Жатвы") released their new album «Чтобы взошло завтра солнце». The album was recorded/mixed and mastered in "REDHORSE STUDIO" by Valentin Suldin.

Harvest Time was formed in 2011 at Moscow by Nikolay Temnoyarov (Keyboards/Guitar), Maria Guseva (Vocals) and Vitaliy Belov (Lyrics). In 2012 the band released their first self-titled album, and the second album  «Час мародёра» was released in 2015.

BRAINSTORM to enter studio soon!



Good news from the BRAINSTORM camp: one of Germany's premiere metal bands will enter the Greenman Studios to record their upcoming new album with producer Sebastian Seeb Levermann (ORDEN OGAN, Rhapsody Of Fire). The album will be titled "Midnight Ghost", a release is scheduled for September and the tour will start in January 2019.

Vocalist Andy B. Franck comments:
"I think people will realize right away that we took enough of time to deliver a special album, our 12th overall by the way, this time. The songs sound very intense, fresh, heavy and aggressive - even after listening to the material for so long now. Our 12th album, so we will record 12 songs and then decide which of these finally end up on the album. We are happy that we were able to secure the services of Seeb, who was our #1 choice and will take us to the limit. We're so looking forward to working with him - also because we feel that "Midnight Ghost" will become a very special album. Stay tuned for updates, folks!"

Σάββατο, 10 Μαρτίου 2018

STORMBURNER SIGN WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH PURE STEEL RECORDS



The Heavy Metal Band STORMBURNER from Stockholm (Sweden), has signed a worldwide deal with PURE STEEL RECORDS.

STORMBURNER was founded in 2016 by Mike Stark and Tommi Korkeamäki. The band consist of ex-members from Steel Attack, Starblind, Blazing Guns, Skellington and Furiam. The Debutalbum will be released via PURE STEEL RECORDS.