Παρασκευή, 16 Μαρτίου 2018

SNAKEYES – Metal Monster Review

SNAKEYES – Metal Monster


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.

Τετάρτη, 14 Μαρτίου 2018

MILLENNIUM – Awakening Review

MILLENNIUM – Awakening


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".

Δευτέρα, 12 Μαρτίου 2018

HYPERION – Dangerous Days Reviews

HYPERION – Dangerous Days


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.

Κυριακή, 11 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.



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.

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!"

Παρασκευή, 9 Μαρτίου 2018


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.

EISREGEN announce new mini-album and release gig

The German extreme metallers EISREGEN are going to release a new mini-album this summer!

The new release is entitled "Satan Liebt Dich" (Satan loves you), will contain 7 new and previously unreleased songs and should shorten the waiting time until the band's 13th studio album will be released this fall.

Πέμπτη, 8 Μαρτίου 2018

AETERNITAS announce new album

The German symphonic metal outfit AETERNITAS is going to release a new album on June 29, 2018 via Massacre Records!

"Tales Of The Grotesque" marks the 5th studio album of the band, it was mixed by Alex Hunziger at SONOFACTUM and mastered by Darius van Helfteren at Amsterdam Mastering.

The cover artwork - available below - was once again created by Kurt Wörsdörfer (Headcrime Artwork).

The 12 songs on the upcoming album are all based in short stories by Edgar Allan Poe.

LORDI: New album in May!

LORDI will release their new album „Sexorcism“ on May 25th. Possibly their most controversial record to date, the 9th studio album „Sexorcism“ is a full on and uncensored shot of LORDI brand hard rock and roll.

Τετάρτη, 7 Μαρτίου 2018

GRAND HEAD - Melting the Fuse EP Review

GRAND HEAD - Melting the Fuse EP


GRAND HEAD is an amazing two piece mystic stoner/punk rock band from the USA, presenting a two song atmospheric, slow, philosophic mix of stoner music into a tight, wild and rebellious punk rock package.

Κυριακή, 4 Μαρτίου 2018

KINGS WILL FALL – Thrash Force. One Review

KINGS WILL FALL – Thrash Force. One


Yes, we all know that Italy has a very interesting power metal scene and if you are not convinced, just check out the previous releases that I reviewed and I mean ALTAIR and KALEDON. With KINGS WILL FALL, though, we enter into more aggressive fields, although their name might make you think that we deal with an epic metal band. The title of their debut album can’t be more straight forward and into the point.

Παρασκευή, 2 Μαρτίου 2018

WILD WITCH - The Offering Review

WILD WITCH - The Offering

Arthorium Records

WOW!!! Since the 90's when I started collecting stuff from Latin America, Brazilian heavy metal stuff, this country never ever let me down!!! WILD WITCH is a good example and so is for all traditional heavy metal and N.W.O.B.H.M fans!!

Πέμπτη, 1 Μαρτίου 2018

Michael Mackert release new album

American Heavy Metal musician Michael Mackert relea sed his new solo album «Finale». The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at "Seraphic Records" by Michael Mackert himself.

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, 28 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

THE DANGER – The Danger Review

THE DANGER – The Danger


It is true and I am amongst those whose first contact with the Italian metal scene was with bands like RHAPSODY and DOMINE which moved into more epic and symphonic metal paths. Actually many people believed that these are the only bands that Italy gives to the metal scene. However, for me and due to some friends these bands made me search deeper into the Italian metal scene and I was more than happy to discover that Italy had a good metal scene even from the 80’s and because of lack of promotion they never became so known like other metal scenes. One of these very good 80’s metal bands were VANEXA which I propose you should check out especially if you like the N.W.O.B.H.M. sound. Now, I imagine some eyebrows rising and think what all these have to do with this band? Well the answer is the legendary singer of VANEXA from the 80’s Mr. Marco Spinelli. So enough said about the past, let’s talk about the present and this release…

Δευτέρα, 26 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

GREY WOLF - The Beginning Review

GREY WOLF - The Beginning

Arthorium Records

GREY WOLF is a fantastic true power 80's U.S.A. band that blends in Teutonic style music; the trio comes from Brazil.

Κυριακή, 25 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

Morbid Reich released debut EP

Chilean Death/Black Metal band Morbid Reich released their debut EP  «An Endless Heretic Advocacy». The EP was recorded at "Pignoize Studios" and mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Myrkur, Ghost).

Morbid Reich was formed in 2017 at Santiago de Chile, by Walpurgis (Bass, Guitars) and Oor Nephilimm (Drums, Vocals), both from established local Thrash bands that want to play more "darker" music. The psychical copies of the debut EP will be released on 21 April via "Narcoleptica Productions".

Σάββατο, 24 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

KALEDON - Carnagus - Emperor of the Darkness Review

KALEDON - Carnagus - Emperor of the Darkness

Sleaszy Rider Records

I know the band many years and I appreciate their passion for the power metal sound that gives them all they need to keep releasing albums all these years. The band started in 1998 in Italy and up to now I was thinking that their name was a different spelling of the word Caledonia that ancient Romans used to call the land of Scotland back then. Actually Kaledon is an imaginary land that the musicians of the band have created.

Πέμπτη, 22 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

BLOODGOD - Catharsis EP Review

BLOODGOD - Catharsis EP


BLOODGOD is a super dynamic death metal trio from the Netherlands, with super experienced musicians and a great recording on the package of a 5 track mini CD!!!!

Τρίτη, 20 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

MINDCRUSHERS – Born In Doom Review



MINDCRUSHERS characterize themselves as a project although in the bio they have posted on their facebook page this project seems to be a full member band. They come from Italy and they were formed in 2010. In 2011 they released their first demo and 5 years later and in specific in 18 – 3 – 2016 they released their debut album “Born in Doom” which as you have already realized I am about to present to you here.

Κυριακή, 18 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

NIGHT LEGION – Night Legion Review

NIGHT LEGION – Night Legion

Massacre Records

NIGHT LEGION is another band of the great and well known Australian guitarist Stu Marshall (who did a great work with bands like DUNGEON and especially DEATH DEALER) surrounded by musicians that are experienced and were members of such bands like DARKER HALF.

Σάββατο, 17 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

Τετάρτη, 14 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

KILLIN’ KIND – Dying Earth Review

KILLIN’ KIND – Dying Earth

Underground Symphony

We are used to saying better late than never. Also here in Greece we have a saying that good things take time to happen. I think that KILLIN’ KIND from Italy had the same thoughts. You see “Dying Earth” is their sophomore album that comes 8 years after releasing their debut entitled “Metal Rage”, which is an album you should check out.

Δευτέρα, 12 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

EDAIN – Of Those Who Worship Fire EP Review

EDAIN – Of Those Who Worship Fire EP

Zero Budget Productions

EDAIN is a sophisticated progressive metal band in the extreme side of music close to avant-garde, death metal and jazz!!!

Σάββατο, 10 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

Bergsvriden Sign Management Deal With GlobMetal Promotions

Swedish Black/Folk Metal band Bergsvriden has inked a worldwide management deal with GlobMetal Promotions.

Bergsvriden  was formed at Stockholm in 2013 by Anton "Trollmania" Tordas, Sten-oskar "Trollpung" Johansson and Stefan "OLtomten" Stolica. Last year the band released their new album «Hellsemyr» that was recorded at "Fnattgrottan Studios" and mixed/mastered by Anton Tordas.

Πέμπτη, 8 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

LONEWOLF – Raised on Metal Review

LONEWOLF – Raised on Metal

Massacre Records

Their 9th album will be released on 22th of September, so you already know which album I will buy on that day. I follow LONEWOLF from the start of their career and I also had the chance to see them live on stage here in Thessaloniki; they killed it! You see back in 2001 if you were a big RUNNING WILD fan and you were searching for groups inspired by the sound of the pirates it was hard to find such bands. LONEWOLF were one of the exceptions back then (now RUNNING WILD even have a clone band like BLAZON STONE that kick ass though) and when I listened to them I knew that I had to do with an interesting band.

Τρίτη, 6 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

ALTAIR - Descending: A Devilish Comedy Review

ALTAIR - Descending: A Devilish Comedy

Sleaszy Rider Records

ALTAIR descend from Italy and they were formed in 2008. In 2013 they released their debut album entitled “Lost Eden”. This album has made quite a sensation in the underground metal scene and the first single from it won the first prize in an Italian contest. The prize was to record the song “Power of the Gods” with Fabio Leone.  All these have captured the interest of Sleaszy Rider Records which offered them a deal and the result is the release of their sophomore album which I am about to present to you.

Κυριακή, 4 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

ARCHEONIC - 16th Dimension EP Review

ARCHEONIC - 16th Dimension EP


ARCHEONIC is a five piece, dynamic power/thrash metal band from the Czech Republic. They deliver a super mix of European style melodic power metal with strong elements of thrash metal the 90’s way.

Παρασκευή, 2 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

KING WRAITH – Of Secrets and Lore Review

KING WRAITH – Of Secrets and Lore

Underground Symphony

The reason why I love heavy metal music is because it offers me thrills that you can find in a good movie or a book. I always read the lyrics and I like very much the bands that support their lyrical topics with their music. The bands that drag you into the world they create and I think that KING WRAITH do a very good job at that.

Τετάρτη, 31 Ιανουαρίου 2018

SILIUS - Hell Awakening Review

SILIUS - Hell Awakening

Massacre Records

SILIUS is a new band that comes from Austria. The band started in autumn 2013 by the musicians Ralph (drums), Haui (lead guitar), Mex (rhythm guitar), Martin (bass) and Matthias (vocals) who wanted from the beginning to play thrash metal inspired by their heroes as metal fans. In 2015 the band released the demo “DEMOn” which made them known in the metal scene of their country. Actually their talent and their dynamic were very early recognized and the proof of that is that they won the Metalchamp (an Austrian contest for metal bands) in 2015, and also won the Wacken Metal Battle. All these made Massacre Records notice them and offer them the opportunity to release their debut studio album which I am about to present to you.

Τρίτη, 30 Ιανουαρίου 2018

Τα χρονικά της Αντάκρης

Τα χρονικά της Αντάκρης

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Όταν ένα βιβλίο που απευθύνεται σε παιδικές και εφηβικές ηλικίες καταφέρνει να σου κρατήσει το ενδιαφέρον μέχρι το τέλος, τότε ο συγγραφέας του έχει κάνει καλή δουλειά. Μου άρεσε η ιστορία της Ευγενίας και των φίλων της στον μαγικό κόσμο της Αντάκρης σε σημείο που αποφάσισα να αποκτήσω και τη συνέχεια της ιστορίας τους. Η φαντασία του Κώστα Ζαφειρίου έχει επιρροές από τον Στηβεν Κινγκ (Μαύρος Πύργος), τον Τόλκιν και ίσως του George R.R. MArtin. Θα μπορούσε ίσως να εισάγει στο έργο του ο συγγραφέας περισσότερα στοιχεία από την Ελληνική και Βαλκανική παράδοση.

Δευτέρα, 29 Ιανουαρίου 2018



Punishment 18 Records

Some years back was the first time that RUNNING DEATH came into my attention. Actually a good friend of mine who is into the heavy metal business proposed to me to check out and buy the EP of the band “The Call of the Extinction”. So I did. After listening to this work I realized that I had in my hands a group of musicians that are talented and skillful and most importantly they manage to transform their influences into their own personal style. So, after the EP, I have now the opportunity to check out the progress of the band since I was asked to do a presentation of their sophomore release.

Σάββατο, 27 Ιανουαρίου 2018

PEREPLUT (Переплут) – At the Ancient Times (В стародавние года...) Review

PEREPLUT (Переплут) – At the Ancient Times (В стародавние года...)

Stygian Crypt Productions

PEREPLUT were founded in November 2011 and they come from Tomsk, Russia. From their first steps the band wanted to move on folk metal paths and since their early days they wanted to play folk metal music in a much heavier way, although they had difficulty in finding musicians to play folk instruments. Patience is a virtue and step by step the group managed to find the proper musicians. However from February 2012 until the release of their first EP many lineup changes had occurred which have affected the band both in a negative and positive way. So as I mentioned the band in 2015 managed to release an EP and in 2016 a single. Also in 2015 and 2016 managed to play some concerts in their country and all these attracted the attention of Stygian Crypt Productions who offered them a contract to release their debut album which I am about to present to you.

Πέμπτη, 25 Ιανουαρίου 2018

Wail released debut album

Norwegian Heavy Metal band WAIL released their debut album «Resilient». The album was recorded by Kjartan Hesthagen and Chris Skjenken. Produced by Kjartan Hesthagen and Ronni Le Tekrø.

WAIL  was formed in 2008 at Lillehammer, Norway under the name "Mental Shutdown" but in 2015 the band changed the name and begin the work on the debut album.

Τρίτη, 23 Ιανουαρίου 2018

SINCARNATE - In Nomine Homini Review

SINCARNATE - In Nomine Homini


SINCARNATE is a strong 5 member extreme metal band from ROMANIA and now one of my favorites from this land along with THE WAKE and GOTHIC.

Κυριακή, 21 Ιανουαρίου 2018

DOWNCAST TWILIGHT – Under the Wings of the Aquila Review

DOWNCAST TWILIGHT – Under the Wings of the Aquila

Stygian Crypt Productions

DOWNCAST TWILIGHT originate from the United Kingdom, but there is also a Greek element here. Actually the band was an idea and was founded by mixing and mastering engineer OGrego who asked the help of the Greek author Marios Koutsoukos (he has written some really good novels) on the lyrical part. So, two years after the creation of the band DOWNCAST TWILIGHT released their debut album under the title “Under the Wings of the Aquila”.

Σάββατο, 20 Ιανουαρίου 2018

Old Sparky released debut EP

French Death/Thrash Metal band Old Sparky released their debut self-titled EP. The release was recorded, mixed and masterised at "Hybreed Studios" by Andrew Guillotin.

Old Sparky was formed in 2016 at Paris, France by Charles Smith (bass) and Florent Marie (guitar/vocals) that want to play Thrash Metal with Death Metal influences. Later this year Thin Lazy (guitar) and Jake Dyn (drums) joined the band and the lineup was complete.