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Thy Shade - "Dies Irae" (video)

Το βίντεο των Thy Shade για το τραγούδι "Dies Irae" από το album "The Last Goodbye"
Band: Thy Shade
Country of origin: United States
Location: Denver, Colorado
Genre: Symphonic Metal

Video: "Dies Irae"
Directed by: Chui Loo
Album: "The Last Goodbye"
Type: Full length
Release date: June 17th, 2016
Label: Massacre Records
Format: CD, Digital

Track listing:
01. Prelude 01:08
02. Change 03:45
03. The Last Goodbye 04:24
04. Fantasy 03:27
05. Adagio 04:54
06. Final Chapter 04:51
07. Oh Divine Redeemer 05:59
08. Dies Irae 04:41
09. Bring the Light Back 03:21
10. Inneggiamo 04:42
11. Pie Jesu 02:33

Track 5 - "Adagio" by Tomaso Albinoni
Track 7 - "Oh Divine Redeemer" by Charles Gounod
Track 10 - "Inneggiamo" by Pietro Mascagni

Band members:
Mane Cabrales - Guitars, Bass, Drums
Diana Shade - Vocals, Piano

David Quicho - Guitars (lead)

Miscellaneous staff:
Mane Cabrales - Producer, Recording, Mixing, Mastering
Alex Stoddard - Artwork

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Nazareth - "Pole To Pole" (audio)

Πενήντα έτη "ζωής" συμπληρώνουν φέτος οι Nazareth και το γιορτάζουν με καινούριο δίσκο. Τον προσεχή Οκτώβριο οι Σκωτσέζοι rockers θα κυκλοφορήσουν τον διάδοχο του album "Rock 'n' Roll Telephone" (2014) και 24ο συνολικά δίσκο τους υπό τον τίτλο "Tattooed On My Brain". Είναι ο πρώτος δίσκος των Nazareth με τον Carl Sentance (βλ. Krokus, Persian Risk, Tokyo Blade, Tredegar κλπ) στο μικρόφωνο...

Το τραγούδι των Nazareth "Pole To Pole" από το album "Tattooed On My Brain"
Band: Nazareth
Country of origin: Scotland
Location: Dunfermline
Formed in: 1968
Status: Active
Genre: Hard rock
Years active: 1968-present

Audio: "Pole To Pole"
Album: "Tattooed On My Brain"
Type: Full length
Release date: October 12th, 2018
Label: Frontiers Music srl
Format: CD, LP, Digital
Producer: Yann Rouiller

Track listing:
01. Never Dance With The Devil
02. Tattooed On My Brain
03. State Of Emergency
04. Rubik’s Romance
05. Pole To Pole
06. Push
07. The Secret Is Out
08. Don’t Throw Your Love Away
09. Crazy Molly
10. Silent Symphony
11. What Goes Around
12. Change
13. ou Call Me

Band members:
Pete Agnew - Bass
Carl Sentance - Vocals
Jimmy Murrison - Guitar
Lee Agnew - Drums

Δελτίο τύπου: «Celebrating their 50th Anniversary as a band in 2018, Nazareth is marking the occasion with a hard rocking new album, “Tattooed On My Brain”. Scheduled for release on Frontiers Music srl on October 12, 2018, the album will be available on CD, LP, and digital formats. "Tattooed On My Brain" is their 24th full length album and the first to feature new vocalist Carl Sentance (ex-Persian Risk, Don Airey).

While it is difficult to sum up in few words the history and the influence on the history of rock that an act like Nazareth has had, there is no doubt that they have left an indelible mark. The band originally formed in Dumferline, Scotland in 1968, releasing their eponymous debut album in 1971. The band broke through to a larger audience when, after supporting Deep Purple on tour, they released the Roger Glover-produced “Razamanaz” album in early 1973.

A string of hit records including “Loud 'N’ Proud”, “Rampant”, and their biggest success "Hair of the Dog" (featuring the smash hits "Hair Of The Dog" and "Love Hurts") followed, cementing the band's legacy in the history of hard rock. Nazareth continued on throughout the '80s and '90s, making new studio albums and touring the world.

In 2014, original singer Dan McCafferty had to leave the band for health reasons and with his blessing, Carl Sentance is now fronting the legendary band. Rejuvenated and as energetic as ever, Nazareth is back with an album that firmly shows their roots, but also sees the band progressing forward and seeing the future. These songs are infection, hooky and instantly memorable....just as you'd expect from Nazareth! »

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Seasons of the Wolf - "Be Careful What You Wish For" (audio)

Δισκογραφική επιστροφή για τους Seasons of the Wolf φέτος μετά από ένδεκα χρόνια. Ο διάδοχος του album "Once in a Blue Moon" (τι ύμνος το "Battle Scars"!) και πέμπτος συνολικά δίσκος της Αμερικάνικης μπάντας τιτλοφορείται "Last Act of Defiance", κυκλοφόρησε στα τέλη Ιανουαρίου κι αποτελεί μία από τις καλύτερες φετινές προτάσεις ποιοτικού US metal. Ήδη οι Seasons of the Wolf εργάζονται πάνω στο επόμενο album τους...

Το τραγούδι των Seasons of the Wolf "Be Careful What You Wish For" από το album "Last Act of Defiance"
Band: Seasons of the Wolf
Country of origin: United States
Location: Bradenton, Florida
Status: Active
Formed in: 1988
Genre: Heavy / Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Occult themes, Nature, Horror
Years active: 1988-present

Audio: "Be Careful What You Wish For"
Album: "Last Act of Defiance"
Type: Full length
Release date: January 26th, 2018
Label: Iron Shield Records
Format: CD

Track listing:
01. Solar Flare 04:41
02. Desert Night Sky (instr) 01:06
03. Take Us to the Stars 04:15
04. Be Careful What You Wish 07:20
05. Centuries of Pain 05:17
06. Drifter 04:19
07. Fools Gold 03:23
08. Another Day 04:53
09. Dark Stratosphere (instr) 02:27
10. No More Room in Hell 04:22
11. Last Act of Defiance 03:51

Band members:
Mark Empire - Drums
Bill Bios - Bass
Wayne Hoefle - Drums
Barry D. "Skully" Waddell - Guitars, Bass, Vocals
Dennis "Dr. Samurai" Ristow - Keyboards, Vocals (backing)
Wes Edward Waddell - Vocals

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Cat O' Nine Tails - "The Fortune of John Marrou" (audio)

Οι Cat O' Nine Tails μας έρχονται από την Φινλανδία. Δημιουργήθηκαν προ εξαετίας κι αυτοχαρακτηρίζονται ως "the first Christian pirate metal band". Την άνοιξη του 2015 κυκλοφόρησαν το ντεμπούτο τους ("Under Captain's Flag"), ενώ προ ημερών "έβγαλαν" -όχι έναν, αλλά- δύο δίσκους! Το "Brighter Seas" και το album "Dark Waters"...

Το τραγούδι των Cat O' Nine Tails "The Fortune of John Marrou" από το album "Brighter Seas"
Band: Cat o' Nine Tails
Country of origin: Finland
Formed in: 2012
Genre: Symphonic Folk Metal
Lyrical themes: Christianity, Pirates
Years active: 2012-present

Audio: "The Fortune of John Marrou"
Album: "Brighter Seas"
Type: Full length
Release date: July 10th, 2018
Label: Independent
Format: Digital

Track listing:
1. Fire Sail With Me, Pt.1 01:31
2. Fire Sail With Me, Pt.2 03:01
3. Fire! 03:45
4. The Rougher the Seas 03:22
5. A Cross, a Heart and an Anchor 03:40
6. The Fortune of John Marrou 03:04
7. Finest Booty 03:26
8. Fiddler's Green 04:07

Band members:
Janne Heiskanen - Vocals
Tuomas Kannisto - Bass
Samuel Savander - Guitars
Robert Etelämäki - Percussions

Δελτίο τύπου: «Cat O' Nine Tails -the first Christian pirate metal band- rises from the coasts of Finland. The birth of this four-piece pirate crew dates back to 2012 when bassist Tuomas Kannisto (also known for the band HB) and guitarist Samuel Savander started to write music with this very unique twist.

The crew needed a captain and thus a versatile vocalist Janne Heiskanen joined the band. The rhythm section was flogged by Lauri Tuomenoksa who then abandoned the ship and was replaced by Eetu Pesu in 2016. Cat O' Nine Tails aims now for the international waters and continues to create new music with open-minded experimentation.»

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Ultimate Holocaust - "Lost In The Island Of Replication" (audio)

Ο δεύτερος δίσκος των Ultimate Holocaust κυκλοφορεί ήδη. Ο διάδοχος του ντεμπούτου ("Blackmail the Nation" 2015) των Ιταλών thrashers τιτλοφορείται "Assault On the Control Room" και "βγήκε" την πρωτομαγιά...

Το τραγούδι των Ultimate Holocaust "Lost In The Island Of Replication" από το album "Assault On the Control Room"
Band: Ultimate Holocaust
Country of origin: Italy
Location: Varese, Lombardy
Formed in: 2010
Genre: Thrash Metal
Years active: 2010-present

Audio: "Lost In The Island Of Replication"
Album: "Assault On the Control Room"
Type: Full length
Release date: May 1st, 2018
Label: DeathStorm Records
Format: CD (300 copies), Digital

Track listing:
01. Born Like a Man, Die Like a Number 05:39
02. Man VS Machine 05:00
03. Lost in the Island of Replication 03:33
04. Trapped in Quicksand 03:56
05. Impaled 01:26
06. Liliana 03:38
07. In the Heart of Illusion 03:02
08. Sound of Death 03:39
09. Assault On the Control Room 05:15
10. Apocalypse Tomorrow 04:57

Band members:
Floyd - Drums
Tambo - Guitars
Bianchi - Vocals, Bass
Faiv - Guitars

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Holy Grove - "Holy Grove" (full album)

Οι Holy Grove μας έρχονται από τις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες Αμερικής. Δημιουργήθηκαν προ εξαετίας κι αρέσκονται σε doom metal μουσικά μονοπάτια. Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει δύο demos κι έναν "ολοκληρωμένο" δίσκο. Φέρει ως τίτλο το όνομα της μπάντας, "βγήκε" προ διετίας και στην παρούσα ανάρτηση μπορείτε να ακούσετε ολόκληρο...

Ο ομότιτλος δίσκος των Holy Grove
Band: Holy Grove
Country of origin: United States
Location: Portland, Oregon
Status: Active
Formed in: 2012
Genre: Doom Metal
Lyrical themes: Myth, Fantasy, Lore
Years active: 2012-present

Album: "Holy Grove"
Type: Full length
Release date: March 18th, 2016
Label: Heavy Psych Sounds
Format: CD, 12" vinyl, Digital

Band members:
Gregg Emley - Bass
Eben Travis - Drums
Trent Jacobs - Guitars
Andrea Vidal - Vocals

Miscellaneous staff:
Billy Anderson - Recording, Mixing
Adam Burke - Artwork
Adam Pike - Recording
Mike Moore - Recording

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Scars of Armageddon - "Never Sleep Again" (full album)

Scars of Armageddon: power metal συγκρότημα εξ' Αμερικής. Δημιουργήθηκε προ επταετίας, δηλώνει ως επιρροές μπάντες όπως οι Iced Earth, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Symphony X, Rhapsody Of Fire, Helloween, Primal Fear, Firewind κι έχει κυκλοφορήσει δύο αυτοχρηματοδοτούμενους δίσκους: το "Never Sleep Again" το 2013 και το "Dead End" στα μέσα του περασμένου Δεκέμβρη. Εστιάζουμε στο ντεμπούτο...

Scars of Armageddon - "Never Sleep Again" (album)
Band: Scars of Armageddon
Country of origin: United States
Location: McHenry, Illinois
Status: Active
Formed in: 2011
Genre: Power Metal
Years active: 2011-present

Album: "Never Sleep Again"
Type: Full length
Release date: November 19th, 2013
Label: Independent
Format: CD, Digital

Band members:
George Lohan - Guitars (rhythm), Vocals, Bass (tracks 3, 5)
David Kraus - Vocals, Guitars (lead)

Matt Motto - Guitars
DJ Arrigo - Bass (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6)

Miscellaneous staff:
Matt Motto - Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
Lucas Durham - Artwork
George Lohan - Layout
Ellen Beards - Photography

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Khemmis - "Desolation" (full album)

Ονομάζονται Khemmis, μας έρχονται από τις Η.Π.Α., παίζουν doom και περιγράφουν την μουσική τους ως συνδυασμό "the gloom of Black Sabbath, the soaring harmonies of Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden, and the visceral intensity of YOB and Neurosis".

Δηλώνουν ως επιρροές συγκροτήματα όπως οι: Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy, ZZ Top, Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, In Solitude, Neurosis, YOB, High on Fire. Πρωτοσυστήθηκαν στο μουσικόφιλο κοινό το 2013 με το ομώνυμο ep.

Προ τριετίας δημιούργησαν ένα σχετικό "θόρυβο" στους undreground κύκλους με τον πρώτο "ολοκληρωμένο" δίσκο τους ("Absolution"), ενώ το 2016 κυκλοφόρησαν το album "Hunted". Ο πιο πρόσφατος δίσκος τους τιτλοφορείται "Desolation" και "βγήκε" στα μέσα Ιουνίου. Το σλόγκαν τους; "No regurgitation. No gimmicks. No trends."

Ο δίσκος των Khemmis "Desolation"
Band: Khemmis
Country of origin: United States
Location: Denver, Colorado
Formed in: 2012
Genre: Doom Metal
Lyrical themes: Epic tales, Loss, Death
Years active: 2012-present

Album: "Desolation"
Type: Full length
Release date: June 15nd, 2018
Label: 20 Buck Spin, Nuclear Blast
Format: CD, 12" vinyl, Digital
Release date: June 22nd, 2018
Label: 20 Buck Spin, Nuclear Blast
Format: CD, 12" vinyl

Track listing:
1. Bloodletting 06:24
2. Isolation 04:48
3. Flesh to Nothing 07:31
4. The Seer 06:02
5. Maw of Time 07:23
6. From Ruin 09:27

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SoulHealer - "The Final Judgement" (audio)

Δισκογραφική επιστροφή για τους SoulHealer μετά από τέσσερα χρόνια. Ο διάδοχος του album "Bear the Cross" (2014) και τέταρτος συνολικά δίσκος των Φινλανδών melodic metallers τιτλοφορείται "Up from the Ashes" και θα κυκλοφορήσει στα μέσα του πρώτου φθινοπωρινού μήνα...

Το video των SoulHealer για το "The Final Judgement" από το album "Up from the Ashes"
Band: SoulHealer
Country of origin: Finland
Location: Kajaani
Formed in: 2009
Genre: Melodic Heavy Metal
Years active: 2009-present

Audio: "The Final Judgement"
Album: "Up from the Ashes"
Type: Full length
Release date: September 14th, 2018
Label: Rockshots Records
Format: CD

Track listing:
01. Up from the Ashes
02. Through Fire and Ice
03. Fly Away
04. Sins of My Father
05. Prepare for War
06. Pitch Black
07. The Final Judgement
08. Behind Closed Doors
09. Am I in Hell
10. Land of the Free

Band members:
Timo Immonen - Drums
Teemu Kuosmanen - Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Jori Kärki - Vocals
Lari Lämpsä - Bass
JiiPee - Guitars

Miscellaneous staff: Janne Tolsa - Producer (assistant)

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Aexylium - "Black Flag" (audio)

Aexylium: folk metal συγκρότημα εξ' Ιταλίας. Δημιουργήθηκαν προ τετραετίας κι αναφέρουν ως επιρροές συγκροτήματα όπως οι: Eluveitie, Korpiklaani, Folkstone, Alestorm, Falconer, Dropkick Murphys. Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει ένα ep ("The Blind Crow" 2015) κι -τον προηγούμενο μήνα- έναν "ολοκληρωμένο" δίσκο υπό τον τίτλο "Tales from This Land"...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Aexylium band was born in Varese (Italy) in 2014 by trying to combine the typical sound of traditional instruments (Bagpipes, Flute, Violin) with the modern one of Metal music (Guitars, Drums, Bass, Keyboards). They have been working together to create something different from their previous musical experiences and soon the group grew in number. Being inspired by the main artists of the genre such as Eluveitie, Korpiklaani, Alestorm, Folkstone, they chose Folk Metal as their new sound.»

Band: Æxylium
Country of origin: Italy
Location: Varese, Lombardy
Formed in: 2014
Genre: Folk Metal
Lyrical themes: Celtic/Norse mythology, Folk tales, Pirates, Legends
Years active: 2014-present

Το τραγούδι των Aexylium "Black Flag" από το album "Tales from This Land"
Audio: "Black Flag"
Album: "Tales from This Land"
Type: Full length
Release date: June 22nd, 2018
Label: Independent
Format: Digital

Track listing:
01. Prelude to a Journey 02:35
02. Black Flag 03:27
03. Into the Jaws of Fenrir 03:55
04. Aexylium 02:29
05. My Favourite Nightmare 04:30
06. Banshee 03:47
07. Tales from Nowhere 04:46
08. Revive the Village 03:07
09. The Blind Crow 04:26
10. Judas' Revenge 04:46
11. Radagast 04:30

Band members:
Roberto Cuoghi - Bagpipes, Banjo, Guitars (rhythm)
Matteo Morisi - Drums
Fabio Buzzago - Guitars (lead)
Gabriele Cacocciola - Bass
Gabriele Guarino - Flute
Stefano Colombo - Keyboards
Steven Merani - Vocals

Miscellaneous staff:
Steven Merani - Lyrics
Davide Tavecchia - Producer, Recording
Simone Mularoni - Mastering
3mmi Design - Artwork
Fabio Buzzago - Lyrics
Gabriele Cacocciola - Lyrics

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Once - "The Hour of Eden's Fall" (video)

Το ντεμπούτο των Once είναι προ των πυλών. Τιτλοφορείται "After Earth" κι αναμένεται να κυκλοφορήσει τον Οκτώβριο. Ως προπομπός λειτουργεί το ψηφιακό single "The Hour of Eden's Fall", το οποίο "βγήκε" προ ημερών. Οι Once μας έρχονται από την Γερμανία. Δημιουργήθηκαν προ εξαετίας κι αρέσκονται στο συμφωνικό heavy metal...

Δελτίο τύπου: «The is the advance single & video for the track "The Hour Of Eden's Fall" from the band's coming album release "After Earth" which will be available from October 2018 on Pride & Joy Music.»

Το single των Once "The Hour of Eden's Fall"
Band: Once
Country of origin: Germany
Location: North Rhine-Westphalia
Formed in: 2012
Genre: Symphonic Metal
Years active: 2012-present

Video: "The Hour of Eden's Fall"
Video by: Christoph Kipp, Marcel Kujawski
Album: "The Hour of Eden's Fall"
Type: Single
Release date: July 6th, 2018
Label: Pride & Joy Music
Format: Digital

Track listing: The Hour of Eden's Fall 04:45
Music by: Once
Lyrics by: Alina Lesnik

Band members:
Alexander Hey - Drums
Marco Paulzen - Guitars, Bass, Vocals (Grim)
Frank Wypchol - Keyboards, Piano, Orchestration
Alina Lesnik - Vocals

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Kingnomad - "The Great Nothing" (full album)

Ο δίσκος των Kingnomad "The Great Nothing"
Band: Kingnomad
Country of origin: Sweden
Genre: Occult Doom Rock
Album: "The Great Nothing"
Type: Full length
Release date: July 6th, 2018
Label: Ripple Music

Band members:
Mr Jay - Vocals, lead guitar, piano and organ
Mano - Drums and percussion
Marcus - Guitar, keyboard and psychedelia
Maximilian - Bass

Δελτίο τύπου: «A concept album in the truest sense. A heavy psychedelic piece of music with some progressive leanings. Full of secrets, reoccurring themes, and hidden meanings. Its epic yet fragile, heavy yet subtle. Recorded and produced by Mr Jay in the Crazy Heart Studio.»

Ripple Music: «Sweden's Kingnomad are back with the follow-up to 2017's "Mapping the Inner Void" - "The Great Nothing." 5 tracks of that familiar Kingnomad sound - haunting doom that rocks when it needs to and eases up to lure you in further before circling through stoner landscapes and down a winding psychedelic staircase straight into the heart of The Great Nothing.»

Βιογραφικό: «Kingnomad saw the light of day January 2014. Jay and Marcus - The best of friends and neigbours was often hanging out in the studio in Jay’s basement, jammin on fuzzy Sabbath riffs. One day, one of them riffs turned into a song - Lucifer Is Dead.

With that song, a thought and a purpose followed. The thought – To make music that combined the old 70s sound with nice haunting vocal arrangements, and lyrics that could carry you of to dark and distant worlds. The purpose - To have some fun doing that!

February 24 2017 the seeds of purpose and fun resulted in the debut album “Mapping the inner void”, a heavy psychedelic piece through Lovecraftian landscapes.

That very same year the writing of a new album began. And with the new drummer Mano behind the kit, the new music is soon ready to transport you to the limits of the mind... and beyond.

From the “Crazy Heart Studio” in Jay’s basement in that small forest village in northen Sweden - A never ending stream of occult, psychedelic, progressive, 70s rock is pouring out. Leaving no soul untouched.»

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