Παρασκευή, 24 Φεβρουαρίου 2017

VICTORIUS - Heart of the Phoenix Review




VICTORIUS - Heart of the Phoenix
Massacre Records
Euro power metal is definitely an invention of Germany and of course the fathers of this sound are HELLOWEEN. Since the first albums of HELLOWEEN this genre has expanded all around the world and has been enriched with a variety of influences. I am saying this because VICTORIUS are from Germany and they of course continue the HELLOWEEN legacy with their music, but they are also influenced by the power metal sound as it was crafted in other countries.

Τρίτη, 21 Φεβρουαρίου 2017

CARCASS – Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious Reviews




CARCASS – Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious
Earache Records
This is a quality, or I should say “high quality” death metal album. It wouldn’t necessarily fall under the grindcore category even though there are some blast beating going on here though. The music is what pulled me into this one. It’s HEAVY. There are backing vocals to assist Walker on here and Amott has his debut with CARCASS on second guitar here. Pretty damn awesome release.

Κυριακή, 19 Φεβρουαρίου 2017

AN ENDLESS SPORADIC - Magic Machine Review




AN ENDLESS SPORADIC - Magic Machine
Independent
AN ENDLESS SPORADIC is the spiritual child of guitarist (guitar master/maestro), composer, producer Zach Kamins and it is a blend of high quality symphonic fusion/jazz/progressive rock, on a team effort and contribution of a respectful number of very talented musicians.

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.