Παρασκευή, 17 Φεβρουαρίου 2017

DIRKSCHNEIDER / U.D.O. Line up change




Kasperi Heikkinen is leaving U.D.O./DIRKSCHNEIDER for personal reasons. There is no bad blood or drama in this departure! The band and especially Udo wanna thank Kasperi for his great support and many fantastic shows on this planet. All the best Kasperi!!!

Kasperi´s statement: "I want to thank everyone, especially the fans, for these great four years I was in the band. I also wish all the best for the band with their future endeavors. From now on I will focus on my other music projects and some different outlets of creativity. You will surely hear from me again when the time is right. Stay metal and tsönk all the way! Thank you everybody!"

COMMUNIC sign with AFM!




AFM Records is pleased to announce its latest roster addition: Norwegian prog metal giants COMMUNIC have signed a worldwide deal with the Hamburg-based label.

The band is currently working on the follow-up to 2011's "The Bottom Deep" album. A release can be expected for late 2017.

STORMAGE post new video, reveal artwork




STORMAGE are going to release their upcoming album "Dead Of Night" on March 24th via Massacre Records!

The album was produced, mixed and mastered by STORMAGE, with the kind assistance of Sebastian "Seeb" Levermann. The artwork has been created by Mystik Arts.

JOTNAR reveal artwork and tracklisting




Melodic Death Metal outfit JOTNAR is going to release its new album "Connected/Condemned" on April 21st via Massacre Records!

The album was mixed by Sacha Laskow at Perfect Filth Productions in Canada, and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. British artist Russ Mills has created the cover artwork.

The tracklisting of JOTNAR's upcoming album looks like this:

Πέμπτη, 16 Φεβρουαρίου 2017

KUADRA – Non Avrai Altro Dio All’ Infuori Di Te Review




KUADRA – Non Avrai Altro Dio All’ Infuori Di Te
Independent
KUADRA is a band from Italy that was formed in 2006 and they describe their sound as alternative metal. As they claim in their bio sheet their sound is a mixture of rap, alternative rock and post metal elements. The band also writes the lyrics in their native language, because this gives them more possibilities to express their emotion and thoughts in words. Here I will have the chance to present to you their new album.

Τετάρτη, 15 Φεβρουαρίου 2017

Pirates (Hae-jeok: Ba-da-ro gan san-jeok)



Pirates (Hae-jeok: Ba-da-ro gan san-jeok) (2014, South Korea)


Η απώλεια μιας βασιλικής σφραγίδας και η προσπάθεια ανεύρεσης της είναι η αφορμή για τη σύγκρουση Πειρατών και Ληστών. Δε θα είναι όμως μόνοι τους καθώς και το Βασιλικό Ναυτικό είναι στην αναζήτησή της. Ξεκινάει έτσι μια τρελή περιπέτεια με το προβάδισμα για την ανεύρεση της σφραγίδας να αλλάζει συνεχώς χέρια, με διάφορες συμφωνίες, προδοσίες και αλλαγές στρατοπέδων να φέρνουν τα πάνω κάτω. Κεντρικοί πρωταγωνιστές ο επικεφαλής των Ληστών από τη μία και η όμορφη αρχηγός των Πειρατών από την άλλη.

Τρίτη, 14 Φεβρουαρίου 2017

CARCASS – Heartwork Review




CARCASS – Heartwork (1993)
Earache Records
I’ve purposely overplayed this album because it’s melodic death to the core. Michael Amott giving his best possible lead guitar work ever here. And with CARCASS, you would expect death/grind as in their earlier days. You’re not getting it here. Jeff Walker is solely on vocals, no backups by Bill Steer. This, to me, is the best CARCASS release ever. I like all their material though, so I’m sort of biased, but in a good way. The guitar on here is phenomenal. It’s classic CARCASS playing amazing.